Friday Fix Our weekly live series every Friday at 2pm ET

Friday Fix is a new weekly series covering documentary film, hosted by Thom Powers. Viewers are invited to share comments during the live show. The episodes are taped and able for viewing anytime. Find links to recorded webinar content below, in addition to a curated list of resources related to specific themes.

You can still register and view our previous webinars on New Strategies for Distribution, Film Promo & PR in Stay-at-Home Times and Cash Flow for Filmmakers by clicking on the respective names.

We also have an immersive class on the Safe & Secure Production on June 16 & 17 at 2pm ET. Click here to register!

Episode 6

RSVP by clicking here. On Episode 6, Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens The Cove discusses his new film And We Go Green about Formula E racing with electric cars. Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering The Hunting Ground discuss their film On the Record, which follows women in the hip hop world as they go public accusing Russell Simmons of rape. Firelight Media President Marcia Smith will discuss new initiatives at the Harlem-based organization that supports filmmakers of color.

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Episode 5

On Episode 5, Marc Levin discusses his Quibi series I Promise about an Ohio grade school backed by Lebron James; and the directors of Crip Camp, Jim Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham discuss their history of the disability rights movement that won the Sundance Audience Prize and is now on Netflix. This episode of Friday Fix is co-presented by NEON Rated.

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Episode 4

On Episode 4, Nadia Hallgren talks about her Netflix documentary Becoming about Michelle Obama. Marc Levin discusses his Quibi series I Promise about an Ohio grade school backed by Lebron James. And Nelson George reflects on interviewing our elders after his father’s death from Covid-19.

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Episode 3

RSVP by clicking here. Friday Fix Episode 3 focuses on PBS’s Asian Americans, interviewing two executive producers of the five-part series, Renee Tajima-Pena and Jean Tsien. Plus, filmmaker Hao Wu, director of the Netflix short All in My Family discusses how he witnessed Covid-19 arrive in China, then later in the U.S. The three guests will reflect on rising expressions of racism in the U.S.

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Episode 2

Friday Fix Episode 2 interviews Janet Tobias, director of Unseen Enemy about pandemics;  Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, the Oscar-winning directors of American Factory; and Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films in Chicago, who was recently hospitalized with Covid-19.

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Episode 1

Our first episode features three filmmakers discussing their latest projects. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus discusses the Netflix series “The Innocence Files” about wrongfully convicted prisoners. Director Rachel Mason talks about her doc “Circus of Books” about the gay porn shop run by her parents. Loira Limbal discusses her debut feature doc “Through the Night” about daycare workers was meant to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

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