Notes from the Reel World

Dear Documentary Community,In 2014 I participated in a “Here’s What Really Happened” session at IDA’s first Getting Real Conference. I was invited by
Dear Documentary Community,Just over a year ago, I began my tenure as IDA’s first Latinx executive director. I accepted the position hoping to address
Dear IDA Community,February 6, 2022 marked IDA’s 40th anniversary. In 1982, filmmakers-turned-psychotherapists Linda Buzzell and Larry Saltzman, among
Dear Documentary Community,As the documentary financing business model continues to evolve, so have the strategies that filmmakers must pursue in
Dear Documentary Community, It has been about four months since I assumed the role of Executive Director of IDA. What excites me most about this
Dear Documentary Community,My hope as the past year came to a close—a year that saw a steady and seemingly unending stream of challenges—was that our
Dear Documentary Community,This past fall, I announced that I would be stepping down from IDA in 2021. Over the past few months we’ve all been living
Dear IDA Community,We are in an extraordinary time. I have been asked many times how one can process what is happening in America at this moment in
Dear IDA Community,It has been a dizzying and discombobulating six months since the coronavirus upended our lives, forcing us to stay at home and
Dear IDA Community,We recognize that we are living in a time of enormous injustice, but also of potentially historic change. The deep injustice on