Interviews

The Standby Program

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What is Standby? It’s a nonprofit media arts service organization that has been in existence since 1983. We provide postproduction services to artists and nonprofits, provide technical consultation, and do publications to serve the media arts field. Why did Standby start? Basically, it was a small group of artists/editors who started the whole thing. It… Read more »

The Standby Program

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What is Standby? It’s a nonprofit media arts service organization that has been in existence since 1983. We provide post-production services to artists and nonprofits, provide technical consultation, and do publications to serve the media arts field. Why did Standby start? Basically, it was a small group of artists/editors who started the whole thing. It… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Wellspring Media

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What is Wellspring Media? Lidell: It’s one of the only independent film distributors that has the capacity to distribute theatrically, on television, domestically, internationally, and on home video. It’s the successor company to Winstar and Fox Lorber. Guirgis: We also have a department that co-produces documentaries between acquisitions and international sales, so basically we raise… Read more »

Q&A with Milos Stehlik of Facets Multi-Media

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What is Facets? Facets Multi-Media is an arts organization based in Chicago, Illinois. We also have the world’s largest and most unique collection of foreign, classic American, independent, experimental, documentary, cult, fine arts, and children’s videos and DVD’s. The Facets collection represents over fifty thousand individual titles. In addition we also do Facets Cinematheque, an… Read more »

GreeneStreet Films

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What is GreeneStreet Films? GreeneStreet Films is a production and finance company. We mostly concentrate on films, but we do a little television as well. When did GreeneStreet Films start? It was begun in 1996 by John Penotti and Fisher Stevens. They both were interested in starting a company that could support artists who have… Read more »

Q&A with Tom Quinn of Samuel Goldwyn Films

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When and why was Samuel Goldwyn Films created? In the late 1970’s, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. created the Samuel Goldwyn Company, which then later became Samuel Goldwyn Films. He and our president, Meyer Gottlieb, [have] been working together since they created the first incarnation of the Samuel Goldwyn Company. We’re looking to produce films anywhere between… Read more »

Latino Public Broadcasting

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What is Latino Public Broadcasting? Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a nonprofit organization that funds the development, production, postproduction, and acquisition of programming with educational and cultural contexts addressing the Latino voice in the United Sates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds us, which means the programs we look for are ones that can… Read more »

Beth Harrington

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It’s been said that every filmmaker secretly wants to be a rock star, and vice versa. Beth Harrington has been both. In what she calls “a former lifetime,” she performed with Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. She’s since worked on an array of documentary programs, from NOVA to Frontline to Health Quarterly. But her… Read more »

Q&A with Larry Meistrich of Film Movement

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What is Film Movement? We’re a company that matches consumers with deserving filmmakers. We do this in two ways: through theatrical releases and by combining them with a subscription-based service so that people everywhere in the United States and ultimately Canada can get access to the same films as people in New York City, Chicago,… Read more »

Women In Film Finishing Fund

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What is the Woman In Film Finishing Fund? We are the philanthropic outreach arm of the Women in Film organization. We do a lot of outreach programs that are open to the general public, but specifically to the Women in Film general membership. The fund supports filmmakers who make thoughtful and provocative films by or… Read more »