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MRTS MFA: Educational Film Distribution: Suggested Readings

Resources for RTVF MFA students interesting in distributing their documentaries to the educational market.

Suggested Readings

Distribution Advice for 2014

Thom Powers, Jan 8, 2014

http://stfdocs.com/film/distribution-advice-for-2014/

 

Streamed Video Licensing: Issues and Challenges for Sellers and Buyers

White paper by Gary Handman (Head, Media Resources Center at UC Berkeley) and Lawrence Daressa (Director of Acquisitions, California Newsreel) presented at National Media Market, 2008

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/vod08b.pdf

Hollywood Challenges Netflix, Offers VOD Rentals

MediaPosts.com, April 1, 2011

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=147875&lfe=1 

 

Important Message to the Film Community

Letter from Dominic Angerame regarding the future of Canyon Cinema, a distributor of independent experimental and avant-guarde film, March 31, 2011

http://canyoncinema.com/2011/03/31/important-message-to-the-film-community/

 

Vimeo Announces Vimeo On Demand

Indiewire

http://www.indiewire.com/article/vimeo-announces-vimeo-on-demand 

 

Best Practice

Center for Social Media: select "best practice" publications:

Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/best-practices/documentary/documentary-filmmakers-statement-best-practices-fair-use

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-online-video

Challenges in Employee Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/best-practices/other/challenges-employing-fair-use-academic-and-research-libraries

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