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  1. An Inside Look Into Producer Orientation

    August 1, 2012

    Last week, Juli Vizza was one of eleven filmmakers who gathered in ITVS’s San Francisco headquarters to attend the latest round of producer orientation for Open Call funding.   A crash course in the public television system. That’s how I would describe the week-long orientation with ITVS. In most cases, if you’ve ever had a film financed and distributed

  2. One Man's Fight Against Maternal Mortality: A Motherland Afghanistan Update

    July 26, 2012

    In Motherland Aghanistan, which aired on Global Voices in May, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s (Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi) return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Sedika Mojadidi provided BTB an update on her father's work, both

  3. Supreme Courts Upholds Health Care Law

    June 28, 2012

    On Thursday, the Supreme Court largely upheld the President's health care overhaul in a 5-4 ruling. Filmmaker Peter Nicks of The Waiting Room is taking the public's temperature to the court's decision on twitter @WaitingStories. Send in your feedback and use the hashtag #1in6.The Waiting Room (heading to Independent Lens next season) goes behind the

  4. Celebrate Father's Day with a Social Screening

    June 15, 2012

    This Father's Day, join filmmaker Theresa Loong for a social screening of her documentary Every Day is a Holiday. The filmmaker will be fielding questions about the doc with her father Paul Loong, profiled in the film, on Sunday, June 17 at 12p PT / 3p ET.In Every Day Is a Holiday, Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her

  5. Frameline’s LGBT Festival Presents: Love Free or Die

    June 15, 2012

    Macky Alston’s documentary on the first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson will screen Sunday, June 17 at 4:30pm PT at the Castro Theatre as part of the Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. BTB caught up with Alston this past January at the Sundance Film Festival — where his documentary played before mass at St. Luke’s Church in Park City. See our wrap