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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: Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund

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When and how did the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund (TFPF) emerge? The TFPF was established in 1996 in an effort to redress the loss of public funds for filmmakers, most notably the end of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Regrants program in 1994. Austin Film Society artistic director Richard Linklater, who received $2,600… 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: Films for the Humanities and Sciences

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What is Films for the Humanities and Sciences? Films for the Humanities and Sciences is the largest distributor of videos and CD-ROMs to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America. Who is Film for the Humanities and Sciences? President and CEO is Betsy Sherer. Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer is Jay Shah. Molly… Read more »

Films for the Humanities and Sciences

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What is Films for the Humanities and Sciences? Films for the Humanities and Sciences is the largest distributor of videos and CD-ROMs to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America. Who is Film for the Humanities and Sciences? President and CEO is Betsy Sherer. Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer is Jay Shah. Molly… 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 »

Distributor FAQ: Stratosphere Entertainment

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What is Stratosphere? We’re a new theatrical motion picture distribution company based in New York City. Who is Stratosphere? Founded by investor Carl Icahn and former film professor Paul E. Cohen, it is currently run by Richard Abramowitz. Total number of employees: 15. When did Stratosphere come into being? In the fall of 1997. Driving… Read more »

Stratopshere Entertainment

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What is Stratosphere? We’re a new theatrical motion picture distribution company based in New York City. Who is Stratosphere? Founded by investor Carl Icahn and former film professor Paul E. Cohen, it is currently run by Richard Abramowitz. Total number of employees: 15. When did Stratosphere come into being? In the fall of 1997. Driving… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Creative Capital Foundation

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What is the Creative Capital Foundation? Creative Capital is a new national organization that will manage a revolving tax-exempt fund designed to support artists who are pursuing innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. How, when, and why did Creative Capital come into being? All kinds of developments… Read more »

First Run/Icarus Films

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What is First Run/Icarus? First Run/Icarus Films is one of the leading distributors of documentary film and video in the U.S. and Canada. What is First Run/Icarus’ relationship to other arms of First Run? I would not say that First Run/Icarus Films, Inc. is an arm of First Run Features. It is a separate corporation… Read more »