March 2001

Distributor FAQ: MediaRights.org


What exactly is MediaRights.org?

MediaRights.org is a nonprofit community web site designed to make social-issue documentaries and advocacy videos easy to find. We are helping community organizers integrate social-issue documentaries into their action campaigns and encouraging filmmakers to learn how to work with community organizers.

MediaRights.org


What exactly is MediaRights.org?
MediaRights.org is a nonprofit community web site designed to make social-issue documentaries and advocacy videos easy to find. We are helping community organizers integrate social-issue documentaries into their action campaigns and encouraging filmmakers to learn how to work with community organizers.

Driving philosophy behind MediaRights.org:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Festival surfing, Aloha, and advocacy


Hawaii International Film Festival

Road Test: New Mini-DV Cameras


Every year when the new consumer camcorders hit the market, a few of them are designed not only for home movies, but also for the independent filmmaker. This year we tried out two of these cameras by putting them in the hands of three filmmakers, each of whom represents a different type of filmmaker the cameras were designed to attract.

Film Arts Foundation


What is Film Arts Foundation?
FAF supports the creation, exhibition and distribution of independent film and video, by providing resources, education, and exhibition opportunities.

When and why did FAF come into being?

P.O.V. Partners with ABC for "Two Towns"


Ted Koppel may be struggling to save ABC’s Nightline from the expanding late-night entertainment complex, but he is doing all he can to support Two Towns of Jasper, the documentary about the hate-motivated 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, scheduled to air on PBS January 22.

Dynamic Duo

Todd Luiso and Philip Seymour Hoffman


Philip Seymour Hoffman and Todd Louiso met over ten years ago, when both were acting in Scent of a Woman. Since then, they have become friends, lived together for a year and a half, and worked together on a short film, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995), Louiso directing, Hoffman acting.

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