Documentary Filmmaking and Your Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, DC, 8 November 2013 — I routinely advise participants in my Video Journalism Workshops to maintain control — as much as possible — of their intellectual property. My latest film on the Cuban economy illustrates why. I shot the bulk of the story, which appeared this week on a new Caribbean news outlet, during […]

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Tbilisi Backpack Video Journalism Workshop Ends

TBILISI, Georgia, 27 September 2013 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop pose for a closing shot after a successful, five-day marathon in the craft of documentary film making. Founded by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the workshop included participants not only from Georgia, but also from Armenia, Romania and Azerbaijan. What a great group! […]

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Video Journalism Workshop Winds Down In Tbilisi

TBILISI, Georgia, 27 September 2013 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop bear down to finish their projects on the last day of our five-day marathon on how to make documentaries for television and the Internet. The Thomson Reuters Foundation sponsored the event, one of the most gratifying I’ve ever done. Participants came not […]

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Backpack Video Journalist at Tbilisi Theater

TBILISI, Georgia, 25 September 2013 — One of the participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, Hasmik Harutyunyan, poses with the make-up artist of the Armenian Theater in Tbilisi. He is one of a handful of people trying to keep alive the tradition of the 150-year-old structure, which has been awaiting reconstruction now for a […]

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“Through Their Eyes” to London Film Festival

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 September 2013 — Esther and I received notice this morning that our film, “THROUGH THEIR EYES” has been selected to participate at the 23rd edition of the London Latin American Film Festival which will take place at BOLIVAR HALL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON /INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS and at other venues across London […]

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