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Pre-Festival Celebration for AAWIC'S 17th Film Festival

Pre-Festival Celebration for AAWIC'S 17th Film Festival

Join African American Women In Cinema and Raymour Flanigan for networking and refreshments as we continue to celebrate the upcoming festival.  Attendees will her new updates about the upcoming AAWIC...

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America’s next Wal-Mart: The indie film industry

America’s next Wal-Mart: The indie film industry

Cheap labor and subsidies have created an unsustainable bubble. We need fewer indie films, not more By: BEANIE BARNES   The indie film industry is cannibalizing itself. Manohla Dargis is right – there...

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Oct 18 :: Principles for a Successful Audition

Oct 18 :: Principles for a Successful Audition

This essential workshop is a tool for actors to inspire, motivate and encourage them in their journey to be working actors. This class is recommended to people who are thinking...

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HOW TO FORMAT A SCREENPLAY FOR VIDEO

HOW TO FORMAT A SCREENPLAY FOR VIDEO

  If you've ever dreamed about making a movie, your first question is going to be how to make a screenplay. The screenplay is essentially just the script of the movie --...

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.  ENTRY LEVEL JOBS FOR VIDEO: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR CAREER

. ENTRY LEVEL JOBS FOR VIDEO: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR CAREER

There are many jobs in the video and film industry that require years of on-set experience or working as an apprentice. For aspiring videographers, the initial job search can be...

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VIDEO PRODUCERS FIND GETTING PAID IS NOT THAT HARD WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS

VIDEO PRODUCERS FIND GETTING PAID IS NOT THAT HARD WITH THE RIGHT TOOL…

Cash flow is the life blood of any business. This holds true for the event videographer, and some of their largest profits are made not from the organizers of the...

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.  4 KEY BENEFITS OF 4K VIDEO PRODUCTION

. 4 KEY BENEFITS OF 4K VIDEO PRODUCTION

  4K video was a theme that was front and center at this year's Consumer ElectronicsShow. Retail electronics manufacturer's are starting to roll out the early stages of 4K video hardware....

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. WHAT TO CHARGE FOR EVENT VIDEOGRAPHY

. WHAT TO CHARGE FOR EVENT VIDEOGRAPHY

 How much do you charge for video production? Should you offer a flat fee or charge by the hour? You’ve pitched your services and have organizers behind community event, school performance...

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3 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR PRODUCING MARKETING VIDEO FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

3 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR PRODUCING MARKETING VIDEO FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Whether you live in Hollywood, California or Snake’s Navel, Wyoming, nearly every small business owner wants a great website. As a video producer, you have an opportunity to meet the...

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VIDEO PRODUCTION GUIDES: READINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR

VIDEO PRODUCTION GUIDES: READINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR

      A new year comes with new expectations: "this year I’m going to lose weight", "this year I’m going to get my finances in order", "this year I’m going to Insert-New-Year’s-resolution-2014 Here"!...

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VIDEO BUSINESS: THE STATE OF THE VIDEO PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

VIDEO BUSINESS: THE STATE OF THE VIDEO PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Many have waded in and achieved success, but many who started out in 2013 are no longer with us. Is the business climate any better now? What is the state...

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Doron Weber on Science on Screen and Live Distribution

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Doron Weber on Science on Screen and Live…

  Last month, I wrote an article about the rise in live supplements to theatrical screenings. Turns out, this is hardly a novel idea. Coolidge Corner, an arthouse theater smack dab in the Boston...

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. When Filmmakers Dream: A Story of Attainable Success

. When Filmmakers Dream: A Story of Attainable Success

When filmmakers dream, we dream big. And why not? Shoot for the stars, and hell, you might just get one to act in your next movie. While not every filmmaker...

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How To Sell Your Movie at AFM: Unconventional Tips From the Moonshine Kingdom Team

How To Sell Your Movie at AFM: Unconventional Tips From the Moonshine …

If making a movie seems like a Herculean task, selling it can be even harder. You have to work festivals, industry contacts and many other avenues in the hope of...

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Distributing Films In The Internet Age: Interviews with Pivotshare and Fandor

Distributing Films In The Internet Age: Interviews with Pivotshare and…

The Film, TV & Digital Session at the recent Hacking Artsevent focused on film distribution, with panelists Richard Matson from Gathr Films, Adam Mosam from Pivotshare and Albert Reinhardt from Fandor....

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. The Book of Lone Peak: Distributing and Marketing the Short Film

. The Book of Lone Peak: Distributing and Marketing the Short Film

For ten days in January a documentary called The Book of Lone Peak ranked as the top-selling short film on iTunes. The film, which profiles a high school basketball team from the town...

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ornana’s Jim Cummings on How To Make a Short Film and Get It Seen

ornana’s Jim Cummings on How To Make a Short Film and Get It Seen

  Short films are a peculiar enterprise. They are well regarded as an investment vortex, with nearly zero prospects for return and lots of prospects for expense. Many are made and...

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PROFIT SHARING: VIDEO DISTRIBUTION INSIGHTS TO HELP BOOST YOUR BOTTOM LINE

PROFIT SHARING: VIDEO DISTRIBUTION INSIGHTS TO HELP BOOST YOUR BOTTOM …

Technology has proceeded to faster, more efficient means of delivering video, while producers can earn extra income by sharing their content. We’ve all heard the saying, “If a tree falls in...

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. Distributing the Cause of Dam Removal: Patagonia’s Push for DamNation

. Distributing the Cause of Dam Removal: Patagonia’s Push for DamNatio…

       riving in theaters this weekend following its SXSW premiere is DamNation, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel’s ecological advocacy documentary supporting the removal of obsolete dams. Funded and distributed by...

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25 New Face” Ian Clark Streams MMXIII and Talks its Online Distribution

25 New Face” Ian Clark Streams MMXIII and Talks its Online Distributio…

st February, Filmmaker exclusively streamed for several days the latest feature from 25 New Face Ian Clark, MMXIII. For what is an experimental film, streaming here and, in the following weeks, on other sites...

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 BUSINESS MODEL FOR POST-DISC DISTRIBUTION REVENUE STREAM

BUSINESS MODEL FOR POST-DISC DISTRIBUTION REVENUE STREAM

 Event videographers can no longer rely on the sales of DVDs as a source of revenue and so must turn their attention to different methods in order to maximize their...

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Nov 9 :: Learn to be a Director

Nov 9 :: Learn to be a Director

Learn how to direct indie films and web series: Especially design for those who are new the industry or just decided to move from in front of the camera to behind...

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Nov 8 :: Intro to Indie Producing

Nov 8 :: Intro to Indie Producing

 Learn how to produce indie films and web series: This introductory workshop serves a great starting point for those with a great idea for an independent film or web series but...

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Nov 8 :: Learn to Write Screenplays

Nov 8 :: Learn to Write Screenplays

We will teach you a clear and effective plan to help you complete your screenplay, format it properly and get it produced.  This workshop is specifically designed for those who...

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