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Docs get spun on the Web

Thanks to Web services megacompany AOL, getting distribution for your film may have just gotten easier. The company recently launched a website dedicated to docs, both those previously released or prior to theatrical release. Called True Stories, the website (http://movies.aol.com/truestories) has docs available to stream free on-demand (with ads) or as pay-per-download to own.
January 1, 2007

Thanks to Web services megacompany AOL, getting distribution for your film may have just gotten easier. The company recently launched a website dedicated to docs, both those previously released or prior to theatrical release. Called True Stories, the website (http://movies.aol.com/truestories) has docs available to stream free on-demand (with ads) or as pay-per-download to own.

Filmmakers will benefit from more than True Stories’ appeal as a platform for new docs on the hunt for distribution – the site also allows directors to post personal blogs about their work, as well as bonus footage and interviews in some cases. The sense of community on the site is further fostered by allowing viewers to exchange thoughts on the films, and find out how to get involved.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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