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Whether you are a freelance professional or are just starting out, when it comes to finding a new job in the current market, you probably have become frustrated, disillusioned, and just plain exhausted. Stay positive. You are not alone.
What does the competitive world of formats have in common with the mean streets of Baltimore, as seen in The Wire? In this op-ed, Jago Lee, creative director at London-based Nerd, lets you know.
The ballots have been turned in and Academy members have decided which film will emerge from this year’s shortlist as the winner in the Oscars’ best documentary feature category. Realscreen associate editor Adam Benzine weighs in with his thoughts on which doc will take the prize, and why.
Darlow Smithson Productions EP and chief executive John Smithson reveals some tips on how to secure rights for that project you just have to make… before someone else does. We call it rights-stalking. It’s the obsessive, time-consuming, expensive and sometimes futile search for story rights that you hope will lead to a prime commission. It’s [...]
Producer Joe Kennedy of Table Mountain Films established a South Africa office in 2007. In this post, he discusses his recent experience producing an episode of PBS’ Secrets of the Dead, and offers insights into the advantages of bringing a project to South Africa. It seems that budgets for television documentaries are on an ever-downward [...]
Michael Donaldson, founding partner of Donaldson & Callif, was part of the team that drafted the request to the U.S. Copyright Office which called for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would allow documentarians some leeway in using materials from encrypted DVDs in their own projects. Here, he provides some advice [...]
Andy Dehnart, reality TV critic and writer/publisher of realityblurred.com, offers his take on what should be nominated in the reality categories for this year’s primetime Emmy Awards, and what programs should be left off the list. While the announcement of the primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday may offer some suspense and drama for producers, broadcasters [...]
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