A recent TED Talks that I watched which talks about the theory of the Golden Circle and how leaders (and companies) are able to inspire... not by talking about WHAT they do by WHY they do it.
In this video, Simon Sinek talks to the Puget Sound TED talks about why Apple and the Wright Brothers were/are so effective at influencing others.
(Audio starts off bad until they switch out his mic. Stay with it.)
When we, as…Continue
Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 15, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Earlier today we received a $5,000 challenge grant from philanthropists Lyn and Norman Lear. This means every Kickstarter pledge from here on out - up to $5,000 - will be matched dollar for dollar! If you haven't already donated to our Kickstarter campaign please donate today. There's only 1o days left!!! And if you can help us spread the word: forward to your friends, share on Facebook, and tweet our news, we would be so grateful. Thank you! Visit…Continue
Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Yesterday I bought some pears, brought them home, and set them out to ripen on the kitchen table.
This morning, just before I started today’s work on our film, I looked at one of the pears. I realized that it’s more than just a fruit. That pear is a story.
The story starts with a seed that a farm worker planted. With water and proper attention, that seed turned into a sapling that another farm worker planted into a field. That field that grew into an orchard, a fertile forest…Continue
Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments
I just finished as an Associate Producer and Fixer on a new National Geographic / NOVA special about Rapa Nui (Easter Island) produced by Committee Films.
The documentary uncovers the realities of the "collapse" theory about the island and it's culture. This old theory, which has it's roots starting way back in the 1970's was popularized in a chapter of Jared Diamond's recent book "…Continue
Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 14, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments
For a while now, we have been trying to set up a division of Mara Films (soon to be renamed to Mara Media) that works primarily with mobile phone content, location based media, and augmented reality. We believe that in order to better serve our audiences we need to provide content and a platform for that content that pulls them away from the dark living rooms, or large computer monitors, and into their physical communities.
There is much to be said about the relationships…Continue
Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 14, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Hawaiian musician, Makana, made national news recently when the played a song resonating with the "Occupy" movement at a VIP dinner during the APEC conference recently held in Hawaii. The Obamas were in attendance as Makana played different versions of the song (so as not to cause alarm) for over 40 minutes. No one stopped him.
Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Here's an article that mentions my latest film, Songs of the Colorado. It's screening at the LA Skins Fest Nov 19th.
Added by Daniel Golding on November 3, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Added by Evan Coyne Maloney on October 18, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
I'm working as a research fellow at USC's Annenberg School for Communciations and Journalism, producing a new documentary and starting a research project (first blog, then e-book) about ways that professionals in a wide variety of fields have experimented with collaborative research and production methods involving non-professionals.
For the blog, I'm looking for note-worthy examples of documentary films where the…Continue
Added by Anna Rau on August 23, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments
We have 3 alumni from the Producers Academy working on the URBAN INDIANS documentary: Larry Pourier, Charles 'Boots' Kennedye and Lisa D. Olken. It's quite incredible that we all found one another and that we all have very fond memories of our time with Judith in Boston. …Continue
I've recently created a facebook page for the Harrington documentary.
Check it out and become a friend
Added by Daniel Golding on July 28, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Wanted to let you all know that Age of Champions had a great premiere at Silverdocs last month -- standing ovation from a sold-out crowd and a great article in the Washington Post. Check out the new trailer! Hope everyone's well,
The 13th annual Roxbury International Film Festival presents the Boston Premiere of
Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness
Friday, July 29th, 7:30pm Museum of Fine Arts - Boston…
Added by Ann Bennett on July 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Paul Lamont on July 11, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments
To fellow producers, whether at a station or independent ...
Unless some political miracle occurs, NJN Public Television ends forty years of local original production this Thursday and over a hundred people lose their jobs and say goodbye to what was an anomaly of a PBS station, but a good one if you wanted to do local production. WNET is slated to start a NJ-based subsidiary group that will operate the new station, but no one at NJN knows yet whether they will be a part of…Continue
Added by Kathryn A. Rodenmeyer on May 19, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments
My latest Doc, Chasing Voices, about linguist J.P. Harrington was awarded R&D funding from California Council for the Humanities. Here's a link to the press release.
Dear fellow producers,
The Games for Change Festival, the largest conference on social impact game in the world, has selected our game project to their Festival Demo Spotlight along with other five projects. I will have the chance to present SOS_SLAVES to an international panel of funders and designers at the main stage of the NYU Skirball Center on June 21st.
Here is the link to their site. Click on your SOS_SLAVES Game...
Added by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle on April 28, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments
Spring is upon us and I have some exciting news to share!
If you're in New York City, check out an interview with me about my recent work on the Emmy winning "Nueva York" on CUNY TV.
The episode also features interviews with acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, and Evo Morales biographer Martin Sivak. Great company to keep if you ask me...
Air-dates for "Nueva York" in NYC are:
CUNY TV, Channel 75 (on cable)
Added by Francisco Bello on April 20, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments