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GroundReport TV

I was just sent some information from a member of a MeetUp group I belong to here in New York dedicated to documentary, specifically nonfiction works without distribution. Based on the CurrentTV model, GroundReport TV is a news media outlet where people can file their stories, and make a bit of dough. Recently […]

Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer walked away from Sundance 08 a big winner, taking home two prizes, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for outstanding achievement in writing, presented to Alex Rivera and David Riker for their screenplay, and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The Prize, which carries a $20,000 cash award to the filmmaker provided […]

Watch Sundance Online

Today I was speaking with a Sundance staffer who was telling me about all these great panel discussions that are going on that I’m missing while I try to figure out which bus to take and how to not fall on my arse while climbing uphill in the snow (Sundance veterans are used to these […]

UnionDocs, a documentary arts collaborative based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has two open slots for new residents. The collective was just awarded an NYSCA exhibition grant to support their Documentary Bodega series where they show works-in-progress by local filmmakers.
The residencies start March 1 and they’re taking applications now. It’s a communal living/workspace situation with […]

Renew Fellows at Sundance

This year we are proud to have 12 Fellows at Sundance. Congratulations to the following filmmakers and new media artists. Be sure to check out their work in Park City. Messages to them can be delivered by emailing
Dramatic Competition
Alex Rivera (1998) – with Fellowships Funded project Sleep Dealer
David Riker (1999) - as co-screenwriter […]

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