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Film 2010: We’re Not Here to Make Friends

Hannah Eaves    Dec 21, 2010    
'The Social Network' debate offered a moral for all of us: If you don't like this digital revolution, build one of your own.
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  • Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • A Digital Glossary

    Hannah Eaves
    Jun 8, 2010

    What s the difference between streaming and download rights? Here s a glossary of terms filmmakers should know before signing a contract or hiring a web developer.

  • Sights and Sounds of South by Southwest

    Hannah Eaves
    Mar 24, 2010

    Tens of thousands of artists, aficionados and businesspeople flock to Austin for a festival that is part online conference, part film festival, and more than part music.

  • Chat It Up: Livestream, UStream and Justin.tv

    Hannah Eaves
    Feb 1, 2010

    When President Obama took office, CNN brought it online, allowing viewers to chat with friends and strangers, their conversation appearing next to the video.

  • Coming Around to 'Convergence'

    Hannah Eaves
    Dec 7, 2009

    The 6th Screen: Hannah Eaves compiles some questions about "convergence", the increasingly popular practice of combining television and computer usage.

  • TechCrunch 50: Clicker and AnyClip

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 28, 2009

    AnyClip and Clicker are standouts at TechCrunch's annual conference, where startups a chance to pitch to expert judges and investors.

  • Free and Open: Video's Cambrian Explosion

    Hannah Eaves
    Jul 27, 2009

    The Sixth Screen: Veteran journalists and filmmakers alike are polishing up their resumes, contemplating the hospitality industry, and wondering: Who stole my career?

  • The Future of Video—In Our Hands?

    Hannah Eaves
    May 26, 2009

    The Sixth Screen: Eaves analyzes the future of video in developing countries, specifically the proliferation of mobile communication.

  • Augmented Reality at SXSWi

    Hannah Eaves
    Apr 14, 2009

    The 6th Screen: Hannah Eaves recommends Twitter, Meebo, Facebook, Ning and eNewsletters as film promotion tools.

  • Greenscreen Envy

    Hannah Eaves
    Dec 5, 2008

    The Sixth Screen: Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management and iFanboy producer and co-host Ron Richards talks about Revision3, the next generation of TV.

  • Basics of Web 3.0?

    Hannah Eaves
    Oct 31, 2008

    The Sixth Screen: If you're interested in the future of online technology, 'jaguar' is the evergreen example used to explain what's called The Semantic Web.

  • The Dimensions of Dialogue

    Lisa Rosenberg
    Oct 24, 2008

    Beyond Words: Skillful dialogue on film can achieve a structural dimension that shapes the narrative as surely as plot does.

  • SWAG: Free Feature Films On the Web

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 26, 2008

    The Sixth Screen: Here are some browser-based legal zones for free online feature film viewing pleasure. No installation required.

  • What's Fair is not Foul

    Hannah Eaves
    Jul 24, 2008

    The Sixth Screen: The first installment of a new, monthly column by filmmaker and journalist Hannah Eaves looks at just how "fair use" is being utilized.


  • Nov 3, 2011

    Shoot Online: "Bodega Goes Bicoastal, Opens San Francisco Office Under Exec Producer/Partner Clint Goldman"

    "Bodega, a New York-based content creation/production company, has extended its reach Westward with the opening of a San Francisco shop headed by executive producer/partner Clint Goldman." More at shootonline.com.

  • Nov 1, 2011

    Napa Register: "Napa Goes Big Right out of Film Fest"

    "After whetting local appetites through a successful soft launch last year, 91 films are now listed in the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival program guide. Those films—many of them short—will be played on 12 screens throughout the Napa Valley, including screenings in Calistoga, Yountville, St. Helena and the city of Napa." More at napavalleyregister.com.

  • Nov 1, 2011

    Daily News: "Animator John Lasseter to Recieve Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame"

    "John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the 2,453rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today," reports Daily News Wire Services. More at dailynews.com.

  • Oct 27, 2011

    Balboa Theatre Saved: SFNTF Partners With Gary Meyer to Keep Theatre Open

    Press release: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Gary Meyer to keep the City’s historic Balboa Theatre (1926) open and to develop a sustainable long-term plan for the theater. The Theater Foundation also announced it has reached an agreement to lease the theater through 2024—securing the future of one of San Francisco’s oldest operating cinemas. More at sfntf.org.

  • Oct 24, 2011

    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Announces New Executive Director

    Press release: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival announced its new Executive Director: Lexi Leban, who begins working with the festival November 7, 2011. A longtime member of the Bay Area film community, Lexi has worked in all aspects of film, from production to distribution. She’s also worked with numerous film festivals, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Global Social Change Film Festival in Bali. Lexi is currently Academic Director of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Program at the Art Institute of California, where she built the department from its inception. Her most recent feature documentary, Girl Trouble, which follows young girls in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system, aired on PBS’s acclaimed series Independent Lens in January of 2006, and won Best Bay Area Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival. More at sfjff.org.


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