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Outside the Frame: Results: Documentary Website Cost Survey

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. This is part 3 of my series on producing great documentary websites. Read part one and part two. The results are in! 24 filmmakers responded to our survey, “How Much Does It Cost

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Outside the Frame: Great Documentary Websites: Part Two

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. This is the second installment in a series exploring great documentary websites. Read part one. Over the past week, I invited filmmakers, academics, web producers, awards organizers and documentary film fans to nominate

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Outside the Frame: Great Documentary Websites

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. You fundraise, you shoot, and you fundraise some more. Years pass, and still, you toil. Finally: a finished film. And then, the question: “What about a website?” You aren’t a website producer —

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Outside the Frame: Q&A with NPR Social Media Strategist Andy Carvin

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. If you meet Andy Carvin, it’s almost certain that he’d tweet about it — and for a brief moment, the 11,000+ people who follow him on Twitter would know your name. He might

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Outside the Frame: Q&A With “Fans, Friends and Followers” Author Scott Kirsner

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. In his latest book, Fans, Friends and Followers, writer Scott Kirsner explores how a range of artists — filmmakers, comedians, writers and others — are using the Web to build an audience, and

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Film and Environmental Activism: Catching up with Everything’s Cool’s Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold

Environmental issues are a hot topic this election year. David Nanasi caught up with POV alum Judith Helfand (A Healthy Baby Girl, POV 1997 and True Lives 2005, and The Uprising of ’34, POV 1995) and Daniel B. Gold to hear more about what they’ve been doing to support their latest film, Everything’s Cool. Both

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