Articles Tagged Distribution

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 »

New Video/Docurama

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What is New Video? New Video is an entertainment, marketing, and sales company specializing in bringing documentaries, feature films, and classic television to home video and DVD. Our claim to fame is the A&E and History Channel home video lines. With these networks we have released over 2,000 videos, including Monty Python’s Flying Circus and… 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: The Minnesota Independent Film Fund

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What is the Minnesota Independent Film Fund? The Minnesota Independent Film Fund (MIFF) is an innovative program created by the Minnesota Film Board, and administered by Independent Feature Project/North with funds provided by Northwest Airlines (who have a long-time interest in supporting independent filmmaking, in particular in their home market) and the McKnight Foundation to… Read more »

Cowboy Booking

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What is Cowboy Booking? Cowboy Booking International is a distributor, a distribution partner for producers, a booking agency for international festivals, and a programmer and film buyer for specialized calendar houses. What’s the difference between a distributor and a booking agency? We play both roles. We are a full-service distributor with films like West Beirut,… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Pacific Pioner Fund

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What is the Pacific Pioneer Fund? We’re a private foundation, and our exclusive mission is to support “emerging” West Coast documentary film- and videomakers. How, when and why did the fund come into being? We began making grants in 1980. One of the fund’s benefactors, Nancy Sloss, was herself a documentary filmmaker. She realized that… Read more »

Phaedra Cinema

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What is Phaedra Cinema? We are an theatrical distributor of independent films—both arthouse films and multiplex fare. Who is Phaedra? Gregory Hatanaka, president & CEO; Roseann Cherenson, executive vice president; Taka Arai, Snr. VP co-productions and creative services; and Steven Slome, manager, theatrical sales. Total number of employees: Six. How, when, and why did Phaedra… Read more »

California Newsreel

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California Newsreel, 149 Ninth St., #420, San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 621-6196; fax: 621-6255; contact@newsreel.org; www.newsreel.org; Contact: Lawrence Daressa, Director of Acquisitions What is California Newsreel? Along with Third World Newsreel, we are the oldest nonprofit media distributor in the United States. Who is Newsreel? Our principal directors are Lawrence Adelman, Lawrence Daressa, and Cornelius… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Strand Releasing

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What is Strand Releasing? Strand is an independent entertainment company specializing in the distribution of quality, review-, and festival-driven motion pictures. Who is Strand? Jon Gerrans and Marcus Hu, co-presidents; Gail Blumenthal, V.P. distribution; Rajeev Malhotra, manager, sales and booking; Giovana Driussi, director of acquisitions; and Victor Syrmis, co-president, Strand/New Oz Productions. Total number of… Read more »