All the Films Fit to Review: Media Coverage and the Independent Cinema

Rather than present the usual seminar with film critics attacking and being attacked by the filmmakers, we thought a more illuminating discussion would focus on broader questions of media policy toward independent cinema: how film is viewed within the media as news, entertainment and art; on what basis stories are assigned and films reviewed and how space or airtime is allocated. "Policymakers" - editors, publishers and broadcast producers- from various media will discuss these and other issues, with our not-so-hidden agenda being the way independents can achieve greater access to print, television and radio coverage.

Susan Lyne, editor publication director, PREMIERE - The Movie Magazine
Bob Wallace, executive editor, Rolling Stone
Jim Van Messel, senior producer, "Entertainment Tonight"
And additional panelists to be announced

Bruce R. Feldman, Moderator: Clein Feldman White, Inc.


Bruce R. Feldman
Jim Van Messel
Bob Wallace
Susan Lyne
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