Join Women Make Movies (WMM) and NAMAC on Thursday, April 18, as WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, leads a webinar on how to use the film festival circuit to launch your film and gain word of mouth. Find out how to optimize your festival screenings with tips on creating your festival strategy, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once you're there. This is the perfect workshop for learning more about how to better market and launch your feature, documentary, or short film. Attendees receive an e-packet of information on festivals and distributors. Register here. Space is limited!
Open to general audiences, but NAMAC Members (Affiliate, Student, Independent, Organizational) + WMM Members receive discounted registration rates. Register today!
In October 2012, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar named Anita Reher as Executive Director. Anita Reher was the co-founder of the European Documentary Network (EDN), a membership-based association created in 1996 with more than 1000 members from 60 different countries. Anita helped build this non-profit service organization into the premiere resource for documentary filmmakers in Europe. Anita is also extremely generous with her time and a consummate educator. Case-in-point: she chose to answer our questions while traveling the world on a shooting and research trip.
Each month, NAMAC will look back at the last few weeks for a quick overview of some of the stories we've been watching. We hope you'll find them interesting, too.
September started off with a bang as the Department of Justice moved to block the AT&T / T-Mobile merger.
From time to time, The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture publishes white papers on issues of relevance to the cultural sector. Lawrence Daressa, Co-director of the California Newsreel, wrote a paper entitled, "Towards Accountability: An Essay in Collaborative Activist Media Production," that we are offering as a downloadable pdf.
How Will Distribution Evolve Over The Next Decade And How Can We Remain Relevant?
Participate in our Open Dialogue liveblog here, tomorrow from 10am - 11:30am Pacific / 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern.
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The time is now. If we don't fully own the absolute necessity to change how we've all been working, we won't be working -- and we won't have the illuminating, inspiring, transforming films that we now enjoy. It's your choice, but action is required.
There is the capacity for many more of us to create and prosper from creative media work. This capacity can also close up and vanish along with our audiences. The canaries are now the size of Big Birds and we somehow are able to ignore them (but that is a subject for a different posts).
How do art house cinemas survive in the 21st century with a business model that appears to be quixotic at best and suicidal at worst?
During the months of February and March of this year, NAMAC convened an email salon, moderated by distribution and marketing consultant Steve Ladd, to discuss the future of independent media distribution. With the rapid development of digital technology making even the immediate future difficult to map out, the salon was seen as an opportunity to trade ideas and strategies about distribution in the face of this change.