A Message from Jane Hare, SD Media Pros President -September 2021

19 Sep 2021 11:27 PM | Jeff Troeber (Administrator)

This month, a few stories about filmmaking caught my eye.

The Drone Awards issued this challenge for their 2021 video competition: “...Rediscover the beauty of nature, wildlife, and cities. A new world will appear when you look at it from different angles.”  In the award-winning films, filmmakers captured the structure of water, ice, trees and empty urban areas during the pandemic.

A happy little documentary? Actor Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, found out that the life of their subject - and the legacy he left behind - was more complex than they knew or expected.

In this NPR interview, the filmmakers share what they learned while making Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, which is showing on Netflix.  

In June 2020, Maya Cade created a Twitter thread attempting to list every Black film released between 1910 and 1959 that is available to stream.

The result: Black Film Archive, an evolving archive dedicated to making historically and culturally significant films accessible through a streaming guide with cultural context.

The current iteration has expanded to now include films through 1979.

See you at our meeting on Wednesday, September 29th.


Jane Hare
President, SD Media Pros

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