I have now rounded out my first month as a RealScreener, and what a month it has been. As I dive deeper and deeper into learning about what makes the non-fiction industry tick, each revelation leads me to three or four new questions. Luckily, RealScreen itself is the ultimate source of information, designed to guide one through the complexities of funding, broadcast patterns and programming trends. If the archive search page of www.realscreen.com isn’t linked as one of your favorites, I highly suggest you check it out. It’s my lifeline. It’s free and grants you access to every article ever published in RealScreen since its inception.
To keep you posted on what’s up next at RealScreen, coming in July is our 2003 Distributor Profile supplement. The supplement features profiles of distributors and is intended to highlight their genre specialties, shows they are currently profiling, history of the company and the key contacts. It is a resource for producers to help identify new distribution partners for their projects. Some have likened it to personal ads for that perfect producer/distributor love match, and last year’s guide has indeed resulted in several marriages. To have your company listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-408-2300.
Mark your calendars! The preparations have begun to build on the success of this year’s RealScreen Summit, and we have now announced the dates for the 2004 event, which will be held February 4 to 6, 2004, in Washington, D.C., U.S. It won’t be one to miss, so be sure to add this line to your travel budget or put the bug in your boss’s ear!
RealScreen is on the road this month, so watch for special reports editor Kimberley Brown at the Banff Television Festival, editor Susan Zeller at Silverdocs, as well as myself and senior staff writer Matthew Sylvain at Sunny Side of the Doc. We look forward to seeing you.
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