January/February 1998

NEA Survives Act II; Final Curtain for Jane Alexander

With the Senate on its side, the NEA wins by a whisker in this last round.


Conservative lawmakers lost their latest bid to kill the National Endowment for the Arts in late October as the House and Senate passed an appropriations bill containing $98 million for the agency in fiscal 1998.

First Look Pictures/Overseas Filmgroup

Ellen and Robert Little talk about their sales and distribution company; which includes works by John Sayles, Tamra Davis, Alen Cox, and other indie feature directors.


First Look Pictures/Overseas Filmgroup, 8800 Sunset Blvd., Suite 302, Los Angeles, CA 90069; (310) 855-1199; fax: 855-0719

What is First Look?

Credit Check: A Case Study of the International Financing of The Port of Last Resort

A step-by-step study of how the financing came in place for the debut documentary feature of Joan Grossman and Paul Rosdy.


The single biggest question that every aspiring independent producer wants answered is, “Where can I get the money to make my film?” The frequent suggestion is to look at the financing credits on comparable films, then seek funding from the same sources.

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