Film Festivals: MediaTrip

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Announced this summer with a full-page ad in Variety, Media Trip is a new site from some familiar faces: Robert Faust (president), founder of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival; Patrick Lynn (VP of acquisitions), a well-known producer’s rep and former distribution executive; and Tom Brunelle (director of programming and marketing), former associate publisher of… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: University of California Extension

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University of California extension 2000 Center St., 4th fl., Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 642-1340 or 643-2788; fax: (510) 643-9271; cmil@uclink.berkeley.edu; www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/; contacts: Dan Bickley and Kate Spohr What is the University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning (CMIL)? We are the educational media distribution agency of the University of California. We distribute… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Aperture Film Grant

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When and why did the Aperture Film Grant come into being? I [Lewis] was raising money to shoot my own short film, and I thought that doing so under a nonprofit umbrella would make the process easier. This did not turn out to be the case, but a friend, Eric Taras, suggested that a nonprofit… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing

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What is Seventh Art? A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs. Who is Seventh Art? We’re a subsidiary of Cordish Media Inc. Udy Epstein, principal and co-founder (with Jonathan Cordish, who is currently at the Wharton School), is joined at Seventh Art by… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Independent Television Serivce

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When and how did ITVS emerge? Community and viewer activists, and local and national coalitions of independent producers (including AIVF) worked together to lobby Congress to ensure that public television monies were allocated to independent makers. In 1988, Congress passed legislation directing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to negotiate with a national coalition of… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing

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What is Seventh Art? A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs. Who is Seventh Art? We’re a subsidiary of Cordish Media Inc. Udy Epstein, principal and co-founder (with Jonathan Cordish, who is currently at the Wharton School), is joined at Seventh Art by… Read more »