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DAILY NEWS: On2 & Quickband; Real Life on Film; HBO and Young Filmmakers

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire April 6, 2000 at 2:0AM

DAILY NEWS: On2 & Quickband; Real Life on Film; HBO and Young Filmmakers
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DAILY NEWS: On2 & Quickband; Real Life on Film; HBO and Young Filmmakers



By Eugene Hernandez & Maya Churi/indieWIRE, with a report from Filmnet


>>On2.com Acquires QuickBand Networks


(indieWIRE/4.6.00) -- On2.com is planning to acquire short film distributor
Quickband Networks, it was announced yesterday. QuickBand is known for
its DVD titles CIRCUIT and SHORT, while On2.com is a company that
distributes broadband content over the Internet.


"Acquiring QuickBand furthers our strategy to showcase superior
entertainment content to broadband consumers using On2 technology,"
commented On2.com Founder, President and CEO Dan Miller, "Most
importantly, the acquisition of QuickBand's technical production
facilities, coupled with its national retail consumer network, will
allow us to more rapidly extend the reach of our technology to
end-users."
[Eugene Hernandez]



[Today, indieWIRE launches a content partnership with Australian film
industry newsletter, Filmnet. indieWIRE will be publishing regular
articles the Australian and New Zealand film industry. Filmnet can be
found on the web at: http://www.filmnet.org.au. indieWIRE is always
looking for international content partners, please feel free to contact
us with suggestions at: contact@indiewire.com.]



>>Real Good Night


(Filmnet/4.5.00) -- The REAL life on film festival, now in its second
year, had an extremely popular opening night in Melbourne last night,
with a near sellout crowd at the Cinemedia Treasury theatre. Passionate
introductory speeches were followed by the amusing short film "Hairdo"
which looked at the lengths some Black American women will go to for
a unique hairstyle. The documentary "Surfing The Healing Wave" then
followed and was an interesting look at an indigenous Australian surfing
contest mixed with a look at the personal lives and thoughts of the
competitors. Plenty of Australian and international documentaries are
on the schedule which can be found at the website:http://ww.reallifeonfilm.com
[Filmnet]



>>HBO supports Young Filmmakers with Kidflicks


(indieWIRE/4.6.00) -- HBO has 10 new films running in the HBO Family daily
series 30 by 30: Kid Flicks, which, according to a prepared statement
"seeks to educate kids about the filmmaking process and give them a
forum for expressing themselves." Kid Flicks is a half-hour series
which presents films made by kids ages 6 to 18 years. The series is
hosted by the comedian Godfrey daily at 4:30pm (ET). The genres range
from documentaries to narratives, from video diaries to animated short
films and are culled from film organizations, museums and public schools.
Subjects of the films have ranged from a sci-fi Guinea Pig story to
the story of a first date. The ten filmmakers will be honored at
a special screening and reception at HBO in New York on April 10th.
[Maya Churi]