For the music and performing arts lover on your holiday gift list, visit the
Tom Weber Films Store. Full-length DVDs include Troubadour Blues, now reduced to $9.95 — an intimate look at the lives of hard-traveling folksingers like Chris Smither, Peter Case and Mary Gauthier. Also, Over The Pavement, with almost three hours of cutting-edge improvisational and experimental music filmed in Detroit, at only $7.00 plus shipping, and The Trouble With Poets, performances and stories from an amazing community of inner-city poets in Erie, PA, at $10.00 plus shipping. These are available from our store.
The Trouble With Poets, my hour-long broadcast documentary about a community of poets in my Rust Belt hometown, is now available on DVD, Although the focus is local, the poetry is universal, and the film has widespread appeal. You can order a copy here for $10 plus shipping.[ Read More → ]
Unless you can get into a top program like NYU or USC, you’re making a big mistake racking up $60,000 of student loan debt to go to film school. Trust me on this.
Oh, it’s fun. You get to check out fancy equipment and get all your friends together and make a movie, sort of like those old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland films where all the neighborhood kids get together and have a show.[ Read More → ]
SORRY, THIS HASN’T BEEN UPDATED IN A LONG TIME (9/4/16)
The links are all still good.
John Eger, who teaches communication and public policy at San Diego State University, has posted a fantastic article about advanced technology and the survival of many cities. He’s one of a number of experts who agrees that the world is turning into a collection of powerful city/states in a global economy where nobody is in charge. Excellent reading.
Veteran indie producer Ted Hope, whose credits include 21 Grams by Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu, talks about Five Crucial Things We Want From Movies. Short, sweet, and definitely to the point.
Ted has gone back to producing after stints with the Fandor movie streaming service and the San Francisco Film Society. Here’s his master list of distribution case studies, a useful resource for those of us looking for ways to get our films in front of wider audiences.