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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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