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Obtaining Rights and Licenses: The Adolescence of a Film

**This was my experience with obtaining rights for my film. While this will probably be very dry for the average reader (of a documentary filmmaker’s website…) I hope this is helpful to new filmmakers who are looking to get their projects ready for distribution.** Welcome to My Problem When I started Grad School, my Business […]

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Classified X

Classified X is a documentary by Melvin Van Peebles about the rise of the Blaxploitation genre.  Van Peebles made the first Blaxploitation piece, Sweet Sweeback’s Baadasssss Song (that’s 3 A’s and 5 S’s in Baadasssss). The documentary really shows what it means to be independent.  Van Peebles stands in front of a green screen with […]

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