June 1999

DVD Unbound: Blowing Up the Small Screen


We're trying to get rid of the film print as a distribution format," explains James Boyd, the man responsible for No Dance, one of a number of micro-fests that screened in the shadow of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival--but the only one presenting films on DVD. "DVD is a finishing format, like a print, only better and less expensive," Boyd claims.

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing


What is Seventh Art?
A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs.

Who is Seventh Art?

War Stories


When the year was young, the hot topic was Monica, not Kosovo. So at the Sundance Film Festival in January, war was the furthest thing from most people's minds -- unless they happened to catch Regret to Inform,Rabbit in the Moon, or Return with Honor,three documentaries dealing with war and its aftermath.

What is DVD?


DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a format not unlike CD, only it holds more data and stores it in a format that allows it to playback "cinema quality" video. It can also store data in addition to audio and video tracks.

Funder FAQ: Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund


When and how did the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund (TFPF) emerge?

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing

A look at the company behind "Oswald's Ghost" and "Steal Me a Pencil"


Oswald's Ghost

With a pair of strong documentaries—Robert Stone's Oswald's Ghost and Michele Ohayan's Steal a Pencil for Me, Seventh Arts Releasing is having a really big year. The company, which is based in Los Angeles, specializes in distributing films with gay, Jewish, and music themes. In 1999, they were the subject of The Independent's popular Distributor FAQ series.

What is Seventh Art?
A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs.

Who is Seventh Art?

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