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Introduction

Zoë Druick

Zoë Druick is Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She is author of Projecting Canada and Allan King's A Married Couple, and co-editor of Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television and Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema and New Screen Histories in Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deane Williams

Deane Williams is Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies, Monash University, Australia. He is the author of Australian Post-War Documentary Films, co-author of Michael Winterbottom, co-editor of Australian Film Theory and Criticism, and editor of the journal Studies in Documentary Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Documentary is cheap: it is, on all considerations of public accountancy, safe. If it fails for the theatres it may, by manipulation, be accommodated non-theatrically in one of half a dozen ways. Moreover, by reason of its cheapness...

“I am a time archaeologist”: Some Reflections on the Filmmaking Practice of Péter Forgács

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Over the last three decades, the Hungarian film and video artist Péter Forgács has produced a body of work that has gained him an international reputation. He once famously described himself as a “time archaeologist” (Spieker 2002), someone...

Starring Sally Peshlakai: Rewriting the Script for Tad Nichols’s 1939 Navajo Rug Weaving

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The library cart next to me is stacked with video transfers of amateur films. I am looking for films that might be candidates for a film preservation grant: footage that is pleasing to the eye and culturally significant...

Working at Home: Tarnation, Amateur Authorship, and Self-Inscription in the Digital Age

Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Cork. She is the author of The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (2009) and the co-author (with Ewa Mazierska) of From Moscow to Madrid: European Cities, Postmodern Cinema (2003), The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries (2004), and Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (2006). She is also the co-editor (with Patrick O’Donovan) of The Cause of Cosmopolitanism: Dispositions, Models, Transformations (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I have worked alone and at home, on films of seemingly no commercial value… “at home” with a medium I love, making films I care for as surely as I have as a father cared for my children. As these home movies have come to be valued, have...

The Amateur Film: From Artifact to Anecdote

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This chapter concerns one amateur film—The Chief’s Half Day (W. S. Dobson, 1961)—and presents a narrative that reflects on the analytical process of interpretation and evaluation. It suggests that the status of this and other amateur films...

Broadcasters

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...HBO Nancy Abraham www.hbo.com Q – What is your job? Nancy – My title is Senior Vice-President, Documentary Programming and I, along with others in our department, develop new ideas for HBO to produce as documentaries. We also...

Case Studies

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Marwencol Jeff Malmberg marwencol@gmail.com www.marwencol.com www.facebook.com/marwencol http://twitter.com/marwencol Q – What attracts you to a story? Jeff – I work as an editor and one thing that is a golden rule...

Production Companies

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...NFL Films Steve Sabol sales.facility@nfl.com www.nflfilms.com www.facebook.com/NFLFilms http://twitter.com/NFLFilms Q – How did NFL Films start? Steve – NFL Films started with a wedding present. My father...

Sales and Distribution

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The Sales Rep Jan Rofekamp Films Transit janrofekamp@filmtransit.com www.filmtransit.com Q – What is Films Transit? Jan – We sell licenses and rights of documentary films for people to use them in certain media worldwide. We...

Film Festivals

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Full Frame North Carolina, USA Sadie Tillery info@fullframefest.org www.fullframefest.org Q – What kind of films do you program? Sadie – We program documentary films, both shorts and features and many in between. We’re...