October 2003

Final Cut Pro 4

A Solid Update That Doesn't Quite Live Up to the Hype


Digital non-linear video editing has crept into the life of nearly every filmmaker. From independents on shoestring budgets to high school students making video reports, editing with computers is the norm. Much of the credit for the popularity of non-linear editing goes to Apple’s Final Cut Pro (FCP).

Beyond the Beltway

Independent Film in Washington, DC


Between the pomp of the Kennedy Center and the stately elegance of the Smithsonian, a diverse group of organizations, filmmakers, and creative personalities is proving there’s more to DC than snipers and bad policy decisions. Herewith is a sampling of the best, the brightest, and the quirkiest.

"What I Want My Words to Do to You" Voices of Women in Maximum Security Prison


The documentary, What I Want My Words to Do to You, tracks a writing group led by playwright/activist Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues. The film examines the lives of fifteen women through a series of exercises that are part self-help, part creativity enhancers. Write about a scar on your body. Write about something you have never explained.

Distributor FAQ: Wellspring Media

Q&A with Wendy Lidell and Marie Therese Guirgis; looking for that "inherent dramatic arc"--that, and good PR possibilities


Wellspring Media


What is Wellspring Media?

Lidell: It’s one of the only independent film distributors that has the capacity to distribute theatrically, on television, domestically, internationally, and on home video. It’s the successor company to Winstar and Fox Lorber.

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