Distributor FAQ: MediaRights.org

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What exactly is MediaRights.org? MediaRights.org is a nonprofit community web site designed to make social-issue documentaries and advocacy videos easy to find. We are helping community organizers integrate social-issue documentaries into their action campaigns and encouraging filmmakers to learn how to work with community organizers. Driving philosophy behind MediaRights.org: We want to build a bridge… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking

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What is the National Foundation for Jewish Culture? The National Foundation for Jewish Culture (NFJC) is the central cultural agency of the American Jewish community. The NFJC works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions, and community agencies to enhance the quality of Jewish life in America. We just celebrated our fortieth anniversary in September. When and… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Artistic License Films

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What is Artistic License Films? A film distribution company. Who is Artistic License? Sande Zeig, president; Vicky Waldron, vice-president of acquisitions and business affairs; Steve Fagan, vice-president of theatrical distribution; Anne Crozat, distribution associate; Nora Coblence, financial manager. Total number of employees at Artistic License: Five, plus we’re very committed to our trailer maker, poster… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Thousand Words Finishing Fund

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Editor’s Note: On April 13, 2010 we were notified that the Thousand Words Finishing Fund has been discontinued. What is Thousand Words? Thousand Words is an independent film production and financing company devoted to creating innovative and engaging entertainment. Most recently, Thousand Words produced and co-financed with Artisan Entertainment Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream,… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Electronic Arts Intermix

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What is Electronic Arts Intermix? Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a resource for artists’ video and alternative media. We distribute a collection of over 2,750 new and historical works by international artists and maintain an ongoing preservation program, a new Online Catalogue and collection database, a screening room, and related services. What constitutes “electronic art?”… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Society Foundation

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What is the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation? The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation was established according to the will of Adolph Gottlieb. Gottlieb was one among several artists known as the Abstract Expressionists. One of the foundation’s functions is to give grants to mature painters, printmakers, and sculptors. The foundation also continues to exhibit… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Astraea National Lesbian Foundation

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What is the Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation? Astraea is a multicultural, feminist, public foundation whose mission is to distribute funds and provide assistance to organizations and projects that directly benefit or serve lesbians and to expand the community of individuals and institutions financially supporting lesbian issues. Astraea’s mission is realized through a variety of… Read more »

Funder FAQ: New York State Council on the Arts

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What is the New York State Council on the Arts? Long recognized for its leadership role, the New York State Council on the Arts takes particular care in its support of the media arts and assists virtually every aspect of film, video, radio, audio, installation work, and web-based/computer projects. The Council’s Individual Artists Program and… Read more »

Film Festivals: Pitch TV

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“It’s a home for people within the industry to view interesting work,” explains Linda Walsh, describing Pitch TV, a new site which debuted this fall. Launched by the folks behind PITCH, the New York City-based animation and commercial company, Pitch TV is a way to showcase their work and that of media artists. “One of… Read more »