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Post Fest: International Doc Conference

We had hoped to stay away from traditional festival wrap reports here at Resources. However, because the International Documentary Conference seemed to have a serious slant toward new media this year, I think it important to at least make a few comments about it. Like it or not, the internet, low cost consumer technology and […]

UnionDocs is a cool documentary filmmaking collaborative in The Big Apple that began a Sunday night doc screening series, The Documentary Bodega, that I’ve been looking forward to attending soon. They’ve announced another great development - a filmmakers creative residency. “The UnionDocs Residency Program (UDRP) combines a unique living situation with an opportunity for immersion […]

Pretty sobering reminder of media consolidation via NY Times. “In the fall of 2003, a piece of Rupert Murdoch’s sprawling media empire was in jeopardy.Congress was on the verge of limiting any company from owning local television stations that reached more than 35 percent of American homes. Mr. Murdoch’s Fox stations reached nearly 39 percent, […]

Article: A Brave New World for TV? Virtually

Via NY Times, Dave Itzkoff writes, “If you can find him, Vincent Tibbett is precisely the sort of well-connected cultural liaison any emerging filmmaker should want to know. An employee of the Sundance Channel, he is as easily recognizable for his shaggy haircut and assertively casual attire as he is for the crowds of […]

The New Deal 1.5

Via Broadcast Newsroom, “American University’s Center for Social Media and has issued a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2006 study, The New Deal. The New Deal 1.5, timed to coincide with the opening of the SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, urges independent documentary makers and public broadcasters to take advantage of the frontier nature of […]

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