November 1999

Distributor FAQ: Atomfilms.com


What is AtomFilms.com?
Atom is a next generation entertainment company that specializes in the best short films and animations from all over the world. It’s the coolest place for consumers to see up-and-coming and established artists.

Why do you consider yourselves distributors?

Film Festivals: iFilm Network


"If the consumer thinks 'films', we want them to come to iFilm as their first point of entry," says iFilm founder Rodger Raderman. "We see ourselves as the portal, the first stop on the web for all things film-related."

The Future of Screenwriting

Cyber Workshops for Budding Screenwriters


Twice a week, Marc Bacus comes home from his day-job as an administrator at Southern Illinois University and logs on for a two- to three-hour chat session with a splinter group of screenwriters who call themselves the Viewmasters [www.viewmasters.org].

Funder FAQ: The Foundation Center


What is www.foundationcenter.org?
The Foundation Center’s Web site [www.fdncenter.org, or www.foundationcenter.org—both will take you there] is “Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web.”

When and why did the Foundation Center come into being?

5 for the Future


For all of CPB's lofty intentions, the ultimate shape of public television in the digital age will be fashioned by those who actually ply the trade - the artists and producers. Here is a short list of five CPB-funded projects that provides a peek at the kind of work that's headed our way.

Film Festivals: Pitch TV


"It's a home for people within the industry to view interesting work," explains Linda Walsh, describing Pitch TV, a new site which debuted this fall. Launched by the folks behind PITCH, the New York City-based animation and commercial company, Pitch TV is a way to showcase their work and that of media artists.

The Foundation Center


What is www.foundationcenter.org?
The Foundation Center’s Web site [www.fdncenter.org, or www.foundationcenter.org—both will take you there] is “Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web.”

When and why did the Foundation Center come into being?

Film Festivals: On2.com


"We are basically creating an environment where a user can build their own television show," explains On2.com's Joel Roodman. A former executive at Miramax who also headed Gotham Entertainment, Roodman states, "Everybody believes that broadband is the future; [our] sole focus is on the broadband consumer."

From Mags and Gates to Bits and Chips


In 1976, Jean-Luc Godard began dreaming of a 35mm camera that would be small enough to fit into the glove compartment of a car. He wanted a camera, in other words, that he could cart along and use to shoot images spontaneously, as he came across them, rather than have bulky equipment determine the time and place.

Film Festivals: AtomFilms


"Shorts are cool and we want to make them a viable part of the entertainment spectrum," says Mika Salmi, founder and CEO of AtomFilms.com To that end, AtomFilms is not only webcasting shorts, but acting as a sales agent and making deals with airlines, cable networks, and other websites for the few hundred short films and animations now in its fold. [see Distributor F.A.Q., p. 46]

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