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ST. CLAIR BOURNE: Bourne to be Wild

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Over the past 30 years, St. Clair Bourne has amassed a substantial body of work about strong and controversial black artists and leaders: LeRoi Jones, Langston Hughes, Spike Lee, and John Henrick Clarke, among others. Most recently he’s set his sights on the singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson and former Black Panther Stokely Carmichael…. Read more »

The National Asian American Telecommunications Association

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When was NAATA created? NAATA was created in 1980. In 1982, it secured funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to present Asian Pacific American programming to the PBS system. What is its on-going relationship to CPB? The taxpayer-supported CPB gives NAATA funding each year to re-grant to Asian American filmmakers with the goal… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: First Run/Icarus Films, Inc

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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 »

DIGITAL VIDEO

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Without a doubt, 1998 was a breakthrough year for digital filmmaking. Makers took notice as digital video (DV) projects such as Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration and Bennett Miller’s documentary The Cruise secured theatrical releases from major distributors (October Films and Artisan Entertainment respectively). Miramax released Michael Moore’s The Big One, which included DV footage. Zeitgeist… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Fox Lorber

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What is Fox Lorber? A leading distributor of specialty programming to the worldwide home video, theatrical, and television marketplaces, Fox Lorber Associates’ products include foreign and arthouse films, as well as documentaries and other entertainment programs. Who is Fox Lorber? Richard Lorber, Pres & CEO; Krysanne Katsoolis, Sr. VP, Acquisitions; Sheri Levine, Exec VP, International;… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Third World Newsreel

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What is Third World Newsreel? Third World Newsreel is a nonprofit, multicultural media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, and dissemination of independent film and video made by and about people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and social justice media. This includes distribution, production, training, programming, and exhibition services which reach local,… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: The Sync

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What is The Sync? The Sync is an Internet broadcasting company. We provide streaming audio and video services to businesses and have original content on our site for Internet users. Why do you consider yourselves distributors? We consider ourselves distributors because we make it possible for viewers all over the world to watch films, videos,… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Video Data Bank

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What is the Video Data Bank? The Video Data Bank (VDB) is a nonprofit that has assembled and distributes one of the largest collections of videos on and about artists. This collection of over 5,000 titles is housed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). We handle the work of about 270… Read more »

NEA Survives Act II; Final Curtain for Jane Alexander

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Conservative lawmakers lost their latest bid to kill the National Endowment for the Arts in late October as the House and Senate passed an appropriations bill containing $98 million for the agency in fiscal 1998. The victory was not only a significant accomplishment for Chairperson Jane Alexander, who had been wrestling with Congress since early… Read more »