I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I did not know exactly why I was to meet the actress Bai Ling at Playboy Enterprise headquarters to conduct our interview for this issue. Although somewhat less embarrassed to say that neither did I know she was in the final Star Wars installment, which opened in May amid shameless commercial promotion.
The art of negotiating film distributionJuly 1st, 2005 | Fernando Ramirez, Esq
Distribution. The Deal. Thats the goal of any independent producer after finishing production within budget and on schedule. Ideally, a filmmaker would want to have the film or program distributed by a single company with a reputable track record that would handle distribution in every market.
The new, new Indian cinemaJuly 1st, 2005 | David Alm
And there are so many stories to tell, too many, such an excess of intertwined lives events miracles places rumors, so dense a commingling of the improbable and mundane!
Salman Rushdie, Midnights Children
An unpredictable convergence of human rights activistsJuly 1st, 2005 | Michele Stephenson
The concept was to bring five human rights activists from around the world to New York City for an intensive video workshopeach activist would receive their own camera. We would all brainstorm on what stories they wanted to tell about their communities and how to tell them.
The annual conference is more dialogue than marketJuly 1st, 2005 | Niall McKay
The International Public Television (INPUT) conference was hosted this year by Independent Television Service (ITVS). Held in a different country (and hosted by a different public media outlet) each year, INPUT serves public television executives and
A festival in the world’s most remote capital cityJuly 1st, 2005 | RICHARD SOWADA
As I start writing this, Ive just ejected from my VCR the 349th entry for this years Revelation Perth International Film Festival and well it looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
Nick Fraser’s expanding empireJuly 1st, 2005 | Lisa Selin Davis
Nick Frasers career has been a constant battle between what I will and wont do for television, says the 57-year-old series editor of the BBCs international documentary showcase Storyville. A kind of documentary filmmaking godfather, Fraser is able to fund dozens of films each year, but hes waged a war on media biaswhether thats what he se