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For a Few Dollars More; The Media NonProfit Crisis

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik April 11, 2006 at 10:14AM

For a Few Dollars More; The Media NonProfit Crisis
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In the Village Voice this week, I tackle the AIVF crisis -- and the troubles at media nonprofits generally -- in a story called "For a Few Dollars More," which seems an apt reflecton of the dire situation for the Association, which as of last week, had only raised $13,000 of the $75,000 it needs to stay alive.

When I first read of AIVF's troubles on indieWIRE's blogs, I, like many, wondered if it's time had deservedly come to an end. Maybe the AIVF just wasn't necessary in the 21st century -- and that IFP could take up the slack. But the more I investigated the troubles facing nonprofit media in today's corporatized world, the more I realized that AIVF -- or an organization very much like it -- is more necessary now than ever. As the IFP -- and most nonprofits -- are more beholden to corporate interests than ever before, media artists need someone to look out for them, and their rights -- and not just how to get them hooked up with the Weinsteins.

"We are in the middle of a huge fight for the hearts and minds of our nation," as Alice Myatt told me for the story. "And I don't think I'm being hyperbolic. The big picture is too harsh. Not just for filmmakers, but for everyone. The public media—be it NPR, public access, PBS—absolutely everything is being squeezed."

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