Monthly Archives: October 2011

  What is Fair Use in a Documentary Film? with Entertainment Lawyer, Michael C. Donaldson

With a maze of copyright laws to navigate, filmmakers need a hand in editing their movies to get them legally up to snuff. Full Story

  For the Academy’s New Chief, a Balancing Act

Bette Davis, the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, held the job for two months before quitting in frustration. That was in 1941. Dawn Hudson, the first person to hold a newly created post as the organization’s chief executive, has hung in more than twice as long. Full Story

  “Interrupters,” “Hell and Back Again” Vie for Gotham Doc Prize

Danfung Dennis’s Afghan war film “Hell and Back Again” and Steve James’s Chicago-set doc “The Interrupters” are among the five nominees for the Best Documentary prize at the 21st Gotham Independent Film Awards, which recognize excellence in American filmmaking. Full Story