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Roadtrip Hits Cleveland

The continuing adventures of Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg as she travels through the midwest en route to the 2012 NAMAC Conference and stops along the way to learn more about film communities in different cities.

 

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First stop Pittsburgh

Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg continues her blog about meeting with film organizations and communities in cities between Washington DC and Minneapolis.

 

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The Road to the Roadtrip

Our Executive Director Erica Ginsberg is in the middle of a roadtrip en route to the NAMAC Conference in Minneapolis. She is driving and stopping in different cities along the way to get insights into different film communities. This is the first of her blogs along the way.

 

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Erica's Roadtrip Itinerary Finalized

As we mentioned in an earlier blog announcement, Docs In Progress Executive Director begins her journey next week.  She is looking forward to meeting with organizational counterparts and individual documentary filmmakers in at least five cities en route to the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture "Leading Creatively" Conference in Minneapolis.

 

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Are you a POV or Independent Lens fan in the DMV?

Back in April, we featured a guest blog from Kartemquin Films' Tim Horsburgh on the PBS Needs Indies Campaign about PBS' decision to move its flagship independent film series  Independent Lens and POV, from Tuesday nights to Thursday nights (a night when many local affiliates could opt instead to show other programming).  Following an outcry from more than 1200 filmmakers and viewers, PBS decided to move the series to a national broadcast timeslot on Monday nights beginning this fall with the new season of Independent Lens.

 

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Roadtrip to NAMAC: Crowdsourcing is More than Money

Are you in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, or points in between?  Are you part of a filmmaking community?  Then Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg would like to meet you.

 

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Your Dollars at Work: Scholarships and Staffing Made Poss...

Wow!  Thanks to more than 200 of you, Docs In Progress raised more than $17,000 in our Winter and Summer Fundraising campaigns.

 

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Glick's Picks: Mockumentary v. Documentary

Documentary Appreciation Salon Wrap-Up and Reflections “Mockumentary v. Documentary”

 

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Silverdocs Wrap-Up

by Erica Ginsberg, Docs In Progress Executive Director

Hard to believe it has been 10 years of the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival (known by its shorthand Silverdocs).  Even harder to believe I have gone to every one of those 10 festivals.  And harder still to figure out how to distill my wrap-up in a new way beyond a review-style run-down of films.  I am busier than ever this year too so pardon my brevity (at least by my usual run-on standards).

 

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Silverdocs 2012 Preview

by Erica Ginsberg, Docs In Progress Executive Director

Can you believe this is the 10th anniversary of Silverdocs?   We may think of this as our neighborhood film festival, since the main venues are only a few blocks away from Docs In Progress.  But, in reality, Silverdocs is one of the top all-documentary film festivals in the world.  And that's what we love about it - the global and the local come together.

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