Recap: Melissa Leebaert and the art of voiceover

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By Katharina Fritz When Natalie Portman gave her commencement speech at Harvard University this year, she provided the graduates with rare and refreshing advice:  Your inexperience is your asset. “If I had known my own limitations I never would have taken the risk,” she said on taking on her role in Black Swan. “And the risk… Read more »

Congratulations, Melissa!

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Happy WIFV Anniversary to Melissa Houghton! Congratulations to Executive Director, Melissa Houghton, who has been with Women in Film & Video for the past ten years! During her time with WIFV, Melissa has helped to produce over 60 projects. Her current passion project is our Documentary Seed Fund In honor of her anniversary, please consider… Read more »

Skin, Bones, & WIFV

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By Kristin Reiber Harris Did you miss our exciting Education and Children’s Media (EdCM) Roundtable at Interface Media Group last week? Lucky for you, member, Kristin Reiber Harris, can fill you in on what you missed! Check out Kristin’s post on Skin & Bones, An Augmented Reality Mobile App with Robert Costello and Diana Marques here. And a… Read more »

Thoughts from the Doc Roundtable: De-mystifying Insurance

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By Matt Radcliff At the June meeting of the WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable, our guest speaker was Meghan Shriver.  Ms. Shriver is the Arts Insurance Manager for MDP, Inc. (Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc.), an insurance broker based in Baltimore but with offices around the country and licensed to sell insurance in 50 states. … Read more »

Women Make Waves This Summer From the White House to the Box Office

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From The Wrap Guest contributor Aviva Kempner imagines the possibilities when the power of women reverberates through culture As Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency is destined to make history, Hollywood is waking up to the profitability of female-centric cinema. The studios need to realize that they should not be making movies only geared to… Read more »

Crowd Marketing – TUGG and GATHR

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By Scott Gordon, Word Wizards Inc. Read full blog here. Thanks so much to Docs In Progress for organizing the Crowdsourcing Theatrical Distribution talk. They do amazing work helping people from all walks of life to fulfill their desire of creating documentary productions. Since video transcription is often an essential part of making a documentary,… Read more »

Who Got the Last Laugh on “The Ridiculous Six” Movie Set?

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“What is a laugh really worth?” asks contributor Aviva Kempner. “These actors expressed their concerns about the film and were essentially told to ‘get over it or get gone’” Adam Sandler learned an important lesson in humanity this week when a dozen Native American actors just picked up and walked out during the filming of “The… Read more »