Thursday, April 30, 2009

We're on Kindle!

You can now buy Archival Storytelling as a Kindle book!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Prison terms and fines for founders of The Pirate Bay

According to an article by Eric Pfanner in the April 27, 2009 The New York Times, a "court in Sweden on Friday convicted four men linked to the notorious Internet file-sharing service The Pirate Bay of violating copyright law, handing the music and movie industries a high-profile victory in their campaign to curb online piracy."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kenn Rabin, Focal Press at NAB (April 18-23, Las Vegas)

If you're attending this year's NAB Show, look for Kenn Rabin as well as publisher Focal Press! NAB is being held this year in Las Vegas, NV, April 18-23.

From the website, "For more than 80 years, the NAB ShowTM has served as the premiere event for content professionals. Leading this ever-changing industry, the NAB Show has evolved to remain the world's resource for high-level insight, training, education and state-of-the-art technology powering the future of content creation, management, commerce and delivery." NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters, is "a trade association located in Washington, D.C. that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts."

Orphans: A Film Symposium: call for presentations

Orphans: A Film Symposium willl be held April 7-10, 2010, at the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center; "Orphans 7 will focus on transnational and global issues. How have moving images circulated across national and other boundaries? How are neglected archival materials accessed and used across and within borders?"

Proposals for presentations are currently being sought -- for details, go to

What's an "orphan" film? From the 2005 website: "Narrowly defined, it's a motion picture abandoned by its owner or caretaker. More generally, the term refers to all manner of films outside of the commercial mainstream: public domain materials, home movies, outtakes, unreleased films... [etc]... For examples, visit the National Film Preservation Foundation, an institution dedicated to saving orphan films."

Monday, April 13, 2009

We Shall Remain

Starting today (April 13), the five-part series We Shall Remain from American Experience. Episode 2, Tecumseh's Vision, was produced and written by Ric Burns (interviewed in Documentary Storytelling) and directed by Chris Eyre and Ric Burns. Episode 5, Wounded Knee, was produced and directed by Stanley Nelson, co-produced by Julia Brannum, and written by Marcia Smith. Stanley Nelson discussed Wounded Knee in chapter 10 of Archival Storytelling, in a roundtable (also with Claire Aguilar, Rick Prelinger, Jon Else, Bill Nichols) on the ethics of archival use.