December 1999

Land of Enchantment

This month, The Independent puts its spotlight on New Mexico, which has played host to filmmakers from Thomas Edison to Billy Bob Thornton.


The filmmaking industry began in New Mexico as early as 1898 when an inventor named Thomas Edison arrived in the dusty desert with his newfangled "camera" to capture flickering images of Isleta Pueblo schoolchildren for the short Indian Day School. Since then, the Land of Enchantment has been home to hundreds of productions, big and small.

Getting To Know Lisanne Skyler


Lisanne Skyler has been pretty busy lately. Between trips to European film festivals with her first narrative feature, Getting to Know You, and a move into a new apartment in Los Angeles, she’s also been cranking away on an edit of a new feature-length documentary.

Distributor FAQ: Shadow Distribution

What is Shadow Distribution?
Shadow’s a small distribution company specializing in hand-crafted releases of specialized films.

Who is Shadow?
Ken Eisen, president; Alan Sanborn, vice president; Sam
Sanborn, vice president, Promotion & Publicity

Total number of employees:
Six.

How, when, and why did Shadow come into being?

Distributor Profile: Shadow Distribution


What is Shadow Distribution?
Shadow is a small distribution company specializing in hand-crafted releases of specialized films.

Who is Shadow?
Ken Eisen, president; Alan Sanborn, vice president; Sam Sanborn, vice president, Promotion & Publicity.

Total number of employees: Six.

How, when, and why did Shadow come into being?

IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Making their debut: Aaton’s handycam-sized film camera and Sony’s DV camera with 5 capture rates.


Two new cameras, both due out in the spring of 2000, will undoubtedly raise the bar in the ongoing debate between the merits of film’s superior image quality and video’s cost-effective convenience.

The Ten Commandments of Independent Film Production


Alongside our producer clients, Rudolph and Beer, LLP attorneys have weathered numerous campaigns in the trenches of independent film production. On Slingblade, Sunday, Tumbleweeds, Star Maps, Desert Blue, and many other films, we served as troubleshooters seeking to prevent problems that could devastate production.

Funder FAQ: New York State Council on the Arts


What is the New York State Council on the Arts?

New York State Council on the Arts


What is the New York State Council on the Arts?

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