Filmmaking for Change
Social Justice in Film
This week, we're excited to have a special guest who wears multiple hats in the impact film space. Michael Kuehnert has directed films and created numerous Impact Campaigns for filmmakers, leading acquisitions for documentary distributor The Video Project.
Rebounding: With Mike Esposito
Welcome back the Filmmaking for Change podcast. This week, we’re excited to have film producer & Cinematographer, Mike Esposito, share his words of wisdom on social impact filmmaking, as he and his team prepares to bring their Award winning documentary – The Rebound – into the world. Mike shares the backstory on how this project become a reality, how they hit their stride on the festival circuit and how their grassroots campaign is affecting viewers across the country. For more...
"Ideas + Empathy = impact" is the motto for The Nation of Artists. We sat down with the Founder and CEO of this innovative company, Elliot Kotek to learn more about how they work with a broad ranger of parters to leverage the power of story to create change. The social impact space continues to expand and Elliot is connecting a lot of dots - branded storytelling, innovation and impact.
Making Movies with Gill Holland
We’re excited to dive into film production today, with a very prolific film producer, master builder, Gill Holland. Show Notes . 7 Splinters in Tim Beauty Mark You can find Gill via http://www.sonablast.com/
Independent Film Distribution
We’re excited to continue our exploration of distribution – in this modern digital world, and we’re pleased to be joined by the Head of Global Sales & Licensing at Filmhub, Roger Jackson. Show Notes: 1. Tells us more about Film Hub and your mission as a company. 2. I'm sure it's on your website, but is there a straight forward rev share model you can explain...filmmaker split? 3. Are you active in the Acquisition space, or do most films come to you? and general Sales strategy 4. What...
Distributor for Changemakers: With Richard Castro
We’re excited to dig into film Distribution today, and pleased to be joined by Richard Castro (COO & VP, Distribution & Acquisitions) of Cinema Libre, a leader in the social impact space. Cinema Libre supports projects on a mission, distributing more than 200 films over the past 15 years. While many of their films are acquisitions from the film festival arena, they do have a production division and provide post production services. For more on Filmmaking for Change, click here. For more...
Mind the Gap: With Robin Hauser
We enjoyed our conversation with filmmaker Robin Hauser, who is just finishing up her 3rd documentary entitled Bias, after two critically acclaimed, award-winning projects (Running for Jim and Code: Debugging the Gender Gap). We're seeing a theme here, Mind the Gap! Bio: Robin has spoken about the importance of increased diversity in computer programming and on behalf of women’s rights at Watermark, Conference for Women, Mobile World Congress, SXSW Interactive, AT&T Foundry FutureCast,...
Sparking Creative Activism
We’re thrilled to be able to explore Creative Activism today, on many levels, and pleased to have the Founder of Creative Visions, Kathy Eldon join us. Topics discussed: The Journey is the DestinationSpark Change Summit For more information on Filmmaking for Change, visit: http://www.filmmakingforchange.com/ For more information on Cause Cinema, visit: http://www.causecinema.com/
The Audience Calculator
Filmmaking for Change had an opportunity to connect with Gruvi.tv Founder & CEO, Ben Johnson. They are a full stack media agency, using innovative approaches to help companies and filmmakers find their audience. Topics Include: Tell us more about Gruvi.tv and the mission. And how you work with clients? Can you share more specifically about the changing needs of websites. How filmmakers need to test more to find target audiences? It's a rapidly changing business, what are some of the...
Outlier Filmmaking: With Chris Brown
A true outlier, Chris Brown is quite the accomplished filmmaker, having directed award winning narratives and documentaries. He has recently released his latest gem, The Other Kids. As you will hear during our conversation, Chris wanted to create his own model, borrowing elements from both genres, creating a hybrid all his own. Fortunately for us, the subject is High School, and the kids are real heroes, as Chris applies his new approach in the cause cinema space. Here are the...
The VOD Landscape
With more independent films being produced, a digital platforms continuing to multiply, distribution can be a daunting journey. We are joined by Distribber VP Jason Brubaker, who sheds light on the subject, as his company assists filmmakers in crossing that bridge. Topics include: For more information, visit: http://www.filmmakingforchange.com/ For more information on Distribber, visit: https://www.distribber.com
Filmmaking for Change with Gabriella Mirabelli
We're pleased to talk with Marketing guru Gabriella Mirabelli - co Founder and CEO Anatomy Media. Gabriella covers many aspects of marketing in this new digital world, including: For more information on Gabriella, click here to visit Anatomy Media For more information on Filmmaking for Change, click here
Filmmaking for Change with Mark Litwak
Filmmaking is an exciting endeavor, especially if the project can make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, there are a number of legal issues filmmakers must face, to have the right protection. Whether it's a simple agreement between partners, licensing music, or negotiating distribution contracts, this paperwork can't be overlooked. Industry veteran, distinguished entertainment attorney and published author Mark Litwak shares his words of wisdom on all the categories above; and...