by Eugene Hernandez
The program is a weekly Friday evening series that brings together experts and
insiders from the industry for a lively hour-long discussion. It is broadcast
live over the Internet by the PSEUDO Online Network and includes a live in-studio
audience. Tomorrow the pilot for the FILMMAKER Magazine show, "Sundance
Class of 98': The Reunion," will focus on "the ups and downs of life after
making it to, and making it through, the 1998 Sundance Film Festival," according
to series creator and co-producer Julia Zborovsky. Four other organizations,
including indieWIRE, have joined Zborovsky's KINOTEK to produce alternating
episodes of the weekly program, they include AIVF, the Center for Communications,
and Millimeter Magazine.
"The most important thing here is to provide accesss that previously has not
been available other than going to festivals or panels," Zborovsky told indieWIRE
yesterday, "On an ongoing basis people can come to get important information
about the industy and its trends."
Zborovsky added, "Kinotek is seeking to create an additional staple to the
community -- a source of information and support for the community." She offered
that FILM BYTES will provide a special event held in conjunction with the
innaugural New York International Documentary Film Festival and plans are also
in the works to incorporate a regular screening series into the program.
Tonight's FILM BYTES show will be moderated by FILMMAKER Magazine's Ted
Lambert of with special guests Bob Hawk, filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko (HIGH ART),
co-producer Scott Vogel (Pi), and animator Bill Plymton.
[FILM BYTES is produced live every Friday at 7:00 p.m. Audiences can attend
online at www.pseudo.com. Or live each week in the studio at 6:45 p.m. at
600 Broadway (SE Corner of Broadway & Houston), 6th Floor. A limited number
of guests are admitted, please RSVP with KINOTEK at 212-332-9874.]