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 »

An Awakening of Love with Maria Bello

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An Awakening of Love with Maria Bello By: Carletta Hurt Wake Up! Wake Up! What wakes you up in the morning? What have you read that awakens your spirit? What does it mean to finally WAKE UP! For actress and activist, Maria Bello, it’s a few things like hearing Dancing Queen by ABBA that helps… Read more »

“Woman in Gold” Speaks to Children of Holocaust Survivors

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‘Woman in Gold’ Speaks to Children of Holocaust Survivors (Guest Blog) The true-life story of reclaiming art stolen by the Nazis stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Charles Dance For many of us children of Holocaust survivors, Simon Curtis’ Woman in Gold really hits a nerve as it tells a story about a young lawyer… Read more »

Dispatch from Austin: Some Cool Things I Picked Up at SXSW

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Dispatch from Austin: Some Cool Things I Picked Up at SXSW By Erin Essenmacher, WIFV President A New Champion for Women-Led Creative Work Pantheon of Women hopes to do for female  media makers in narrative film and television what Chicken and Egg has done for women-lead documentary films by supporting works that “change the way… Read more »