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The Cost of Putting History on Screen June 2005

We disuss the increasingly prohibitive costs of archival footage, music and other key elements to telling a story and how they are impacting documentary filmmaking.

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Features

  • The Straight Dope on the Crooked E: Glossy Images, Black Humor and the Music of Tom Waits Inform Enron Doc

    Editor’s Note: On September 28 at the Linwood...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Doc on Natural Disasters Finds Its Drama in Sumatra

    As every freelance producer knows, work can be a...
  • Silverdocs Set to Shine: Production Value, Heart and Originality Characterize Film Programming

    Oh no, not another doc festival! Just because you...
  • Little Orphan Indie: The Problem of Rights Clearances and the IDA Solution

    If you have ever used a clip or a photo or an...
  • Rethinking the Soundtrack to Your Life: Flexibility and Adaptability Are the Keys to Clearing the Music for Your Film

    This past year has been a watermark year for...
  • Documentarian in a Rights Dance Over Matisse Imagery

    Documentaries about 20th century artists are...
  • British Invade RealScreen; Errol Morris Confesses to Rule-Breaking

    In a master class entitled "The Art of the Tease...