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Music in the Documentary Form Summer 2008

We celebrate music in this issue -- the music documentary, the music documentarian, the composer and the nuts and bolts of music licensing and clearence.

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  • Roll Over, Beethoven: Larry Weinstein is the Maestro of the Off-Beat Music Documentary

    So you think you know music documentaries?...
  • Composers Confab: Creating The Best Score For Your Film

    One overlooked, but quite crucial element in a...
  • To Lease or to Buy: Music Licensing Rights Strategies for the Documentary Filmmaker

    A short primer on music licensing, clearances and...
  • Whose Story Is It, Anyway? Obtaining a Subject's Life-Story Rights

    It read like a Hollywood script. One day, an...
  • A Funder Down Under: Documentary Australia Foundation Opens Its Doors

    A new opportunity for Australian documentary...
  • Film Archivists Face a Digital Dilemma

    AMPAS report outlines challenges in preservation...
  • Festival Focus: SXSW

    A report from Texas' premiere film festival
  • Festival Focus: Sundance Film Festival 2008

    Doc slate addresses the state of the nation.
  • Festival Focus: Sundance Film Festival 2008

    'The Black List,' 'Traces of the Trade,' 'The...
  • The Fog of Torture

    Errol Morris Investigates Abu Ghraib
  • Roman à Clef: 'Wanted and Desired' Investigates the Polanski Dichotomy

    Three decades after filmmaker Roman Polanski fled...
  • St. Patti’s Day: Steven Sebring’s Portrait of the Punk Poetess

    'Patti Smith: Dream of Life' airs on PBS' 'POV'...
  • Music Proves a Lifeline in 'Escape from Luanda'

    Following a breakout hit like In Search of Mozart...
  • South African Idols: The Singing Orphans of ‘We Are Together’

    All first-time director Paul Taylor wanted to do...
  • Mugge Shots: Capturing American Roots Music on Film

    A profile of music documentarian Robert Mugge.