желтой ленточкой (Yellow Ribbon)

the motion picture in development

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fear and Loathing in FSR Georgia

FSR Georgia broadcaster Imedi has caused a panic and appalled the political opposition with a false report of invasion and regime change.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It Could Have Been Much Worse:

I rarely visit Politico but today I was alerted to Ben Smith's mention of The Little War that Shook the World by Clinton-era State Department staffer Ron Asmus. I strongly dispute the author's assignment of causes and blame for the conflict, and I don't think a participant in the Kosovo fiasco would be the most dependable analyst for the events of August 2008, but he does reveal that things very nearly became much worse.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pro-Georgia Hollywood film?

It would appear someone is making a big-budget film about the events of August 2008, as does "Yellow Ribbon," but it doesn't take much deduction to gather whose side the makers are taking. Andy Garcia is playing Saakashvili and has been in Tbilisi to film his parts in the actual presidential palace, which would not be difficult to fake if they wanted a more accurate or even-handed approach to the truth of the matter.

Where's that Hollywood liberalism now?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

OnSuper8.org & Blip.tv

I've only just started watching onsuper8.org's podcasts, and I've only just joined Blip.tv and learned of the "syndication" feature, so I'm sharing it here, now:


Monday, August 17, 2009

Plenty of room for new documentary filmmakers?

I had assumed that the Documentary Channel offers frequent repeats of monthly features by design, and shows paid programming by necessity, but this story makes me wonder how much room there is for new participants in the area of documentary film. Personally, I have quite a few I want to make, and each of them could be made for around $300, but minimum errors and omissions insurance plans begin around $2500-3000, so I'm a bit stymied in my efforts. I'll still get mine made; I'll just have to take my time doing each one while I must work a real job for a living.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Newest Logo Reel & Taltopia

Newest imprint for film and video introductions:



In other news, I was incentivized by Inbox Dollars to join Taltopia,
which is somewhat similar to TalentTrove but seems more accommodating to actors and dancers. It may prove to be a good resource for filmmakers, too.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite passes

Walter Cronkite was absolutely seminal in shaping everything I know and expect from broadcast journalism; having already covered the moon landing several months before my birth, Cronkite was most likely the very first nightly news reporter that I remember seeing early in life. This is of particular import to note across my film blogs because of Cronkite's inestimable influence on current professional standards and delivery.