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Woodbury University Announces Groundbreaking Master’s Program in Media for Social Justice

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 29, 2014 5:11 PM
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This is a film program I would sign up for in a minute if I were looking to get an advanced degree. Study this Social Documentary Curriculum and share it. Woodbury University (www.woodbury.edu) is creating a groundbreaking advanced degree program in Media for Social Justice. Students in the two-year M.A. program – which will reside in the university’s School of Media, Culture and Design -- will learn how to create and leverage media for social change. The program, accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), will welcome its first students in September 2014.

The Science of Spirituality: Michael Pitt on the Visionary "I Origins"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 25, 2014 10:17 AM
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The often hilarious and always insightful performer talked to us recently about the future of film, what interests him about each new character, and even the importance of spiritual conviction.

IFP Announces Project Forum Slate for Independent Film Week September 14-18, 2014

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • July 25, 2014 8:30 AM
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IFP announced its 2014 slate of 133 new films in development and works in progress selected for its esteemed Project Forum at Independent Film Week. This one-of-a-kind event brings the international film and media community to New York City to advance new projects by nurturing the work of both emerging and established independent artists and filmmakers.

LatinoBuzz: Call for Mexican Projects in Development and Post

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 23, 2014 10:30 AM
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As part of its commitment to support national cinematography production Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund offers on its second year in a row a grand total of USD $138,240 to Mexican projects.

Chaos in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 4:36 PM
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Women Make Movies, founded in 1972 as a feminist filmmakers’ collective has developed into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now with more than 550 films in their catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world FOR EVERYONE.

Survey into Independent Filmmaking, Social Networking, Distribution and Marketing

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 10:30 AM
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Filmmaker Jill Daniels ("The Border Crossing") is carrying out a survey into several crucial aspects of the film industry today such as social networking, distribution (digital, traditional) and marketing.

LatinoBuzz: Strategic Partners Welcomes Esteemed Keynote Speakers Mariela Besuievsky of Tornasol Films and Vimeo’s Peter Gerard

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 8:30 AM
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Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, will host a visionary line-up of speakers including keynote addresses presented by Tornasol Films Producer Mariela Besuievsky and Vimeo Director of Audience Development and Content Operations, Peter Gerard.

Animation 2014: While The Mouse’s Away, The Rest Will Play

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 21, 2014 12:00 PM
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For the first time in almost two decades, Luxor Jr., the beloved hopping desk lamp that announces the beginning of a new Pixar adventure, will not see the light. With Pixar out of the picture and Disney having only one important release, 2014, seems like an open field for everyone else to play without the menacing thought of a surely successful film from either of the two titans in the horizon, which are hard to beat both financially and critically.

SOFA - School of Film Agents Announces 2nd Edition Participant Line-Up

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 21, 2014 10:30 AM
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The Europe-wide, one of a kind workshop program SOFA - School of Film Agents - which supports international film professionals and mediators in the realization of film cultural projects will take place from August 15th – 24th, 2014 in the Polish city of Wroclaw.

Polish Days Titles Announced!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 21, 2014 8:30 AM
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New Films by Przemysław Wojcieszek, Marcin Krzyształowicz, Jolanta Dylewska and Andrzej Wajda, will be presented to the foreign professionals during the key industry event of the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. The organizers expect around 150 guests to attend.

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