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Filmmaker Miguel Llansó Interviews Professor Seifu Yohannes

Director Miguel Llansó
Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 by

ADDIS ABABA – Although his name matches that of the great singer of the 60′s, Professor Seifu Yohannes stands out as one of the most important figures in nuclear engineering. In another of my transcripts of tape interviews, Professor Yohannes and I talked about the state of independent film. His answers and questions surprise me. Professor [...]


The Sony hack: an opportunity to think outside the box

The Sony Challenge
Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 by

It’s an interesting time at Sony. November’s hacking has, in a complex and challenging way, given the company an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to how a distributor can release a film. Now that the traditional theatrical rollout for The Interview has been canceled, the opportunity is there for an exploration of [...]

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Kickstarter: Lib-Ray: Non-DR Open Standards HD Video Format

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 by

Problems breed solutions, and development of technology tends to reap the full benefits of this. A year ago independent filmmaker Terry Hancock was presented with a problem: how can you produce a free culture film with the full benefits of DVD or Blu-Ray without the hassle? From this, the initiative that has been dubbed Lib-Ray [...]

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Digital Cinemas Put The Squeeze On Theatrical Distribution

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 by

Ira Deutchman, founder of Emerging Pictures writing as NYIndieGuy, calls out an article in Bloomberg Business Week that analyzes the threat to digital projection in cinemas. Ira should know. Emerging Pictures has organized a network of 115 cinemas, mostly art house locations, to which he can distributed films digitally via the internet. The projection version [...]

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Huffington Post: Piracy Profiteers: Time to Walk the Plank

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by

In 1985, I began a company that distributed films through a simple mail-order catalog. My vision was more than simply fulfilling orders; I wanted to connect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans) community to meaningful images through film. I hoped that experiencing these films would foster a sense of pride and understanding in and [...]

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Smartphone Movie? You bet!

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011 by

Cameras have become, over the years, smaller and more powerful as the need for mobility converged on both affordability and functionality. That being said, while we use smartphones for so many things even we have to agree that making a film on one is absolutely amazing!

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