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Conversation with Independent Filmmaker Nic Beery

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments

We crossed paths with Nic on numerous of occasions while working on productions in North Carolina. Nic is one of those kind of people that once you meet him you never want to lose contact. One of the nicest guys in the profession and honest hard worker. But better than that he […]

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2012 Webby and Vimeo Award Winner

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Yup. Blake Faucette and myself are Webby and Vimeo Award winners for our web series Often Awesome. Please watch the trailer…

As happy as I am to win these awards I would give them up in a second to have Tim back on this earth. I am so grateful to Tim, his wife […]

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Getting Ready For Auburn

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

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Great Documentary Websites

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame.
Very good article that every documentary filmmaker should read before creating a website for their film. Her first point is crucial to follow…
1) Plan Early — Plan for your website at the […]

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Thanks NATPE

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

For many things. For the advice, the opportunity, the contacts, the thrill, the enthusiasm, the ideas, the interaction with TV Executives and for giving me a big push. The festival was a great place to make contacts as well as listen to Network Executives talk about the industry and where we (content providers) can […]

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8 Great Arrogant Tips From A Documentary Programmer

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I can understand that Basil Tsiokos has seen it all and sometimes enough is enough.
Basil Tsiokos is Programming Associate, Documentary Features for the Sundance Film Festival. He also screens for POV, has been a guest curator for the Jacob Burns Film Center, and regularly watches hundreds a film a year through programming or […]

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Finders Fee

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

I am not Marshall…so I didn’t get the job. I can deal, for now. Springtime is here and that means a lot of businesses and films are ready to shoot. I have about 3 plugins/software apps to review in the next few weeks and getting crazy amounts of referral based business, which […]

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What To Charge

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

I got an email from a fellow documentary filmmaker interested in using some footage from my documentary, “Greensboro’s Child“. My documentary deals with the Greensboro Massacre, in which 5 anti klan protesters were shot and killed during a “Death to the Klan” rally on November 3rd, 1979.
The footage he is inquiring about is of […]

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Bad Voodoo’s War… Deborah Scranton At It Again

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Deborah Scranton the Director of “The War Tapes,” is at it again. This time as the Director of “Bad Voodoo’s War,” premieres Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, FRONTLINE at 9 P.M. ET on PBS.

“Here we are. It’s about 2:30 in the morning on the 2nd of October. We have been on the road […]

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Almost Missed It

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Once again, “Greensboro’s Child,” was screened in Greensboro. I thought it was a dead deal this year. Three days after November 3rd, I got a call from Brad Akin, a Director from Steep Theater company in Chicago, interested in researching and learning more about November 3rd, 1979. He is going to to […]

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