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2013 Exhibiting Companies’ Bios

 

Alexander Street Press/Filmakers Library  (www.filmakers.com and alexanderstreet.com)
Filmakers Library has worked to give you high-quality, issue-based documentaries and independent films for 40+ years. Alexander Street has worked to give you powerfully searchable online collections for teaching and research. Together, we give you the best educational video content and the most flexible delivery options. Choose individual videos on DVD or online in streaming video; discipline-specific collections; or all of the video we offer—20,000 films by 2013. Visit the ASP/Filmakers Suite to learn more!
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Ambrose Video Publishing  (www.ambrosevideo.com)
Our 25th year as a leading provider of educational video content targeted to the University marketplace. Our video streams can now be accessed via our dynamic bit rate switching system. Our streams are accessible by any mobile device, at no extra cost. License the BBC Shakespeare plays, with closed captions, and your students can watch on their iPhones.
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Annenberg Learner  (www.learner.org)
Annenberg Learner, a part of The Annenberg Foundation begun in 1987, uses media and other technologies to advance excellence in learning and teaching. Annenberg Learner funds the production of educational multimedia resources for secondary and college students and professional development for K-12 teachers consisting of video programs with accompanying student and faculty guides, online textbooks, and interactive web components in the areas of art, science, mathematics, literature, English (including ESL), foreign languages, and social studies. All programming is closed captioned and audio described. Annenberg Learner video content are also distance learning courses that can be used online in any CMS. Digital licenses are available for our entire library.
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becon tv  (www.becon.tv)
The Broward Education Communications Network (becon), owned and operated by The School Board of Broward County, provides curriculum-based instructional programs, aligned to national standards, for school districts, libraries, private & public charter schools, educational organizations, and TV stations nationwide. Programming is developed with input and direction from curriculum specialists, include demonstrations and real life applications to encourage student interaction and enhance the learning process. becon’s mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media, instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.
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Biomedia associates  (www.eBioMEDIA.com)
Biology comes alive in the classroom, tutoring station, and student learning anytime, anywhere through the Biomedia Biology Library of 75 programs and 450+ core content clips for grades 5–14. Designed with the new techniques of digital microscopy, animation and photography, this multimedia biology collection reveals the structure, process, and behavior of living things. Licenses are tailored to your delivery needs from Streaming to Hosting to Broadcast to DVD and your term length of license.
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Bullfrog Films  (www.bullfrogfilms.com)
Leading environmental and social justice publisher since 1973, with more than 700 titles in the areas of environmental and social sciences, women’s studies, environmental ethics, climate change, globalization, marine biology, Native American studies, anthropology, geography, political science, and human rights. Bullfrog also distributes films on the performing arts from Rhombus Media. Children’s programs include ALA notables and animated short films. DVDs include Public Performance Rights and a generous replacement warranty. Digital streaming rights are available.
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Chip Taylor Communications  (www.chiptaylor.com)
​Chip Taylor Communications, an independent producer and distributor since 1985, offers an exceptional selection of over 4000 exclusive titles that include all rights and licenses; plus our assurance that you can be 100% confident of selecting quality programming which is certain to help you make a difference.
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CinéFête  (eng.cinefete.ca)
Representing over 100 producers from Canada, Europe and Asia, CinéFête’s collection of broadcast quality documentaries brings a world view to all levels of teaching. From award-winning children’s films to hard-hitting documentaries, we are proud of our 20 year dedication to the visual media market. Programs are available in various formats, including DVD and digital and include streaming and duplication rights.
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The Cinema Guild, Inc.  (www.cinemaguild.com)
The Cinema Guild is a premier distributor of documentary, foreign and independent films. Browse our entire collection at www.cinemaguild.com.
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Collective Eye, Inc.  (www.collectiveeye.org)
Collective Eye, Inc. is an educational film distribution company that represents compelling films that explore the untold stories of our time. Our films build bridges between cultures, and provide unique perspectives by exploring social, political, environmental and spiritual issues to bring provocative and entertaining stories to the screen.

We believe that film is a medium that can present critical issues, challenge audiences and raise important questions. Keeping true to the notion that documentary films are powerful tools for change, we strive to unearth stories that make a difference.
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CollegeAnywhere  (www.collegeanywhere.org)
CollegeAnywhere provides tools and outstanding media content to higher education institutions to enhance their teaching and learning. Content from outstanding producers including Annenberg Learner, PBS and Governors State University is supplied through our cloud-based technology for content management, video bookmarking and upload and delivery of institutional and faculty created media. CollegeAnywhere’s content can be LMS-independent, with our Blackboard Building Block now available and integration with other LMS systems in development.
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Criterion Pictures USA (www.criterionpicusa.com)
Criterion Pictures is a non-theatrical distributor of feature films for the US and Canadian market. Representing 1000s of feature films, Criterion supplies content to Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Libraries for both educational and entertainment purposes. All of Criterion’s product is available by a large variety of delivery methods including, but not limited to, hard copy, DCP, 35mm, hard-drive, digitally, and via Criterion’s exclusive online digital delivery platform—Criterion–on-Demand. Criterion-on-Demand was originally developed exclusively for the College Educational Market. It offer hundreds of films, with closed captioning, as well as MARC records. It is both customizable and cost-effective. Access is via username and password or IP authentication. The platform allows customers to store third party content and is accessible 24/7.
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Documentary Educational Resources  (www.der.org)
Documentary Educational Resources (DER) was established by pioneering ethnographic filmmakers, John Marshall and Timothy Asch, whose extensive body of films were among the founding collection of the Smithsonian’s Human Studies Film Archive. Building on the founders’ innovations in exploring film’s potential to convey cultural information and communicate complex cultural processes, DER has built an extensive distribution catalog for the educational market that includes over 800 titles of significant ethnographic, anthropological and social documentary films valuable for studies in anthropology, sociology, area studies, film and media studies, urban studies, ethnology, and development studies, among others. Titles are available as DVDs and through a variety of streaming options.
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Film Ideas, Inc.  (www.filmideas.com)
Film Ideas, Inc. has been producing and distributing award-winning curriculum, documentary and general interest programs for K-16 education, library and instructional television markets since 1979. Topics support all ages and interests. Programs are closed captioned and available in video, chaptered DVDs and all digital delivery and television formats. And now we offer a Financial Literacy Streaming Service. Film Ideas is “Education through Visualization.” To learn more and view online previews, visit our website: www.filmideas.com.
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Films Media Group  (www.films.com)
Films Media Group publishes over 12,000 educational video titles for grades 7-12 through college via our imprints: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware. Our web-based video streaming service, Films-On-Demand, provides unlimited 24/7 access to 8,000+ digital titles, ready to be shared through online catalogs, distance education courses, and learning management systems. Digital rights are available for local hosting. Comprehensive curriculum-focused collections are now offered on a subscription basis.
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First Run Features  (www.firstrunfeatures.com)
First Run Features was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film. Under the leadership of the late independent film pioneer, Fran Spielman, First Run Features quickly gained a reputation for its controversial catalog of daring independent fiction and non-fiction films. First Run remains one of the largest independent theatrical and home video distributors in the United States, releasing around 12 films a year in theaters nationwide and about 40 DVDs annually.
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Footage.net—Archive Portal  (footage.net)
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Getting To Know  (www.gettingtoknow.com)
Getting to Know, Inc. is the exclusive producer and distributor of the ALA award winning series “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” created by Mike Venezia (K-8) and “Elements of Art” (K-4). Current titles include: MONET, VAN GOGH, REMBRANDT, DA VINCI, MICHELANGELO, COLOR, LINE, SHAPE, FORM.
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Green Planet Films  (www.greenplanetfilms.org)
Green Planet Films is a nonprofit distributor of nature and environmental films from around the globe. We promote environmental education through film. Since 2004 we have grown our catalog to over 300 titles with topics such as green building, urban sprawl, food, garbage/recycling, animals/endangered species, deforestation, ecosystem restoration, indigenous people, climate change and many more. Through our website we provide a channel that connects these films to schools, libraries, organizations, businesses, government agencies, and individuals worldwide. We have our own streaming platform, and offer digital licensing and Public Performance Rights as well.
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Human Relations Media  (www.hrmvideo.com)
Human Relations Media is one of the leading K-12 publishers of supplemental educational products in the United States specializing in video-based programs in a variety of subject areas including Health, Drug Education, Career Education, Science, Math and Language Arts.

The company was founded in 1976 by its current CEO, Anson Schloat. A typical HRM product is a 25 minute video accompanied by a teacher’s resource book that includes a summary of the program, learning objectives, student activities and handouts, fact sheets and other student materials that add depth to the learning experience.

HRM also publishes several comprehensive video based curriculums called Curriculums in a Box that include several videos and hundreds of pages of activities.We also publish DVDs, workbooks, CD-ROMS and folding displays. Over the years Human Relations Media has achieved an outstanding record of developing the highest quality products available in the education market.
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Icarus Films  (www.icarusfilms.com)
Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary and art films in North America, with a library of almost 900 titles and releasing approximately 50 new films each year. Our collection, mostly independent productions, features innovative and provocative films about our changing world. In 2009 we acquired the Fanlight Production Collection—educational media with a special focus on health care, mental health, aging, disabilities, and related issues.
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ITS—International Telecommunication Services, Inc.  (itsteachablemoments.com)
Incorporated in 1979, ITS has supplied the educational market with programs/series in all curricular areas for grades K-12 plus Professional development. Rights include public performance, broadcast, duplication and physical distribution.

ITS developed the multiple single concept DVDs with menus/chapters that contain segments from different producers but all related to the central concept of the DVD.

ITS has now added streaming rights to its catalog and also offers a streaming service called ITS Teachable Moments.
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Kanopy Streaming  (www.kanopystreaming.com)
Kanopy is the “Netflix of Education,” offering colleges and other educational institutions a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for all their online video needs. Kanopy’s subscription service combines cutting edge technology with a fantastic catalogue of over 20,000 videos sourced from leading film producers and filmmakers around the world. Our special collections cover all disciplines. Now reaching millions of students in the US and globally, Kanopy is excited to announce its new San Francisco office and attend its first NMM!
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Kino Lorber Education  (www.kinolorbereducation.com)
Kino Lorber Edu brings together the libraries of Kino International, Lorber Films and Alive Mind Education. We specialize in offering the best films available in Social Justice and Human Rights, Film Studies, Asian Studies, Literature and Theater, Science and Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality.

Our films are available with Public Performance Rights, Digital Site Licenses, and for Exhibition.
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Landmark Media  (www.landmarkmedia.com)
Welcome to our website. Landmark Media is an independent family-owned company currently celebrating our thirtieth anniversary. We have been fortunate to be able to offer the finest quality educational DVDs available.

Joan and Michael Hartogs, the owners of Landmark, and their sons Richard and Peter personally handpick every program in our catalogue. Their dedication has paid off, as we have become one of the leaders in the educational DVD distribution industry. We proudly invite you to browse our website and hopefully you will find what you are looking for. If you are new to Landmark Media, you will be impressed by our quick handling of all orders/sales and previews and pleased with our courteous customer service department which will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have.
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Learningcore  (www.learningcore.net)
Learningcore isn’t just a business in education, we’re an active part of our educational community. Our services include: digital video encoding, content storage and hosting/distribution, DVD authoring, chapter and clip file creation, digital file management, closed captioning and digital media project consultation.

This year, we’re proud to partner with the Iowa’s Area Education Agencies, showcasing their custom digital delivery platform created by Learningcore. Together, Learningcore and Iowa AEA representatives are interested in exploring cost-sharing and collaboration opportunities with other agencies and producers. Please visit Learningcore at NMM (suite #310) for more details.
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Master Communications, Inc.  (www.master-comm.com)
Master Communications distributes DVD and programs that support curriculum—Social Studies, Reading, ELL/ESL, and foreign language instruction from pre-school, K-12 to professional development. Notable video includes Families of the World Series, Worlds Together, Sing and Learn, Global Business Culture and My Brown Eyes. Our product line includes over 200 public performance DVDs, broadcasting and digital rights. Visit our YouTube channel to view some of the screeners at www.youtube.com/mastercommunications.
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Media Education Foundation  (www.mediaed.org)
The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. Our films are designed to help spark discussion about some of the most pressing and complicated issues of our time and are available via DVD and hosted streaming. Choose to stream individual titles or special collections.
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Moving Images Distribution  (www.movingimages.ca)
Moving Images Distribution has been distributing innovative and award-winning works for use in high schools, colleges, universities and public libraries since 1979. We offer thoughtful documentaries for use in women’s studies, Native American studies, Asian studies, social sciences, social work, English literature and language arts, cultural studies, art and architecture, as well as animation and avant-garde works for cinema studies. Programs are available on DVD or VHS with licenses for duplication, digital delivery, and broadcast negotiable.
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The National Film Board of Canada  (www.nfb.ca)
With its groundbreaking point-of-view documentaries and creative animated films, the National Film Board of Canada has earned world-wide acclaim and won more than 4,000 awards in countless film festivals and competitions—including 12 Academy Awards and 4 Palmes d’Or at Cannes. Our vast collection (over 10,000 films) of films include titles in the areas of social justice, human rights, cultural anthropology, international issues, globalization, psychology, Native American studies and women’s studies.
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New Day Films  (www.newday.com)
Illuminate, challenge, inspire! Now in its 40th year, the legendary New Day Films is a unique distribution cooperative run by the filmmakers themselves. Specializing in social-issue documentaries, New Day Films have for decades been frequently seen on such television venues as HBO and POV. Our collection includes Academy Award-winners and nominees (one in 2010), and our groundbreaking online streaming service, New Day Digital (newdaydigital.com) offers over 160 films through institutional and individual licensing options.
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New Dimension Media  (www.ndmquestar.com)
Founded in 1978, New Dimension Media is the premier producer and distributor of original core curriculum media content created for K-12 classrooms. NDM programs have won over 100 of the industry’s most prestigious honors, including the CINE Golden Eagle and the Golden Apple. We distribute media content in partnership with such distinguished producers as the National Science Foundation, Reader’s Digest, A&E, Discovery Channel, Connect with Kids, and Marathon (France).
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Passion River Films  (www.PassionRiver.com)
Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring, distributing and representing unique independent films and documentaries. Their award winning and festival favorite features have made their home on shelves of various notable film libraries and institutions. Their deep catalog represents films on nearly every topic including Multicultural Studies, Women’s Studies, Medical Studies and Advances, Religious and Spiritual studies, Environmentalism, Aging, Drug Addiction, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender, etc. Passion River also books films and lecturers for public performances and speaking events on college campuses across the country.
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PBS Distribution  (shopPBS.org/teachershop)
Create a 21st century video library with PBS Distribution! Students Pre-K through post-doctoral will find our catalog of thought-provoking and engaging titles an excellent way to challenge assumptions and open their minds to a new world of learning. Titles are available on DVD at shopPBS.org/teachershop, or digitally through our various distribution partners. Tap into hundreds of high-quality programs from the most trusted brand on television.
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ro*co films  (www.rocoeducational.com or www.rocofilms.com)
A leader in the documentary distribution world, ro*co films understands that a compelling real-life story can educate, entertain, and engage diverse audiences around emotionally gripping, universally important themes.

ro*co films educational advocates for documentary film as an educational tool and brings these stories into classrooms, libraries, non-profit organizations, and all other instructional environments throughout the country. The films represented by ro*co educational are inspiring, challenging, and entertaining—connecting us to human experiences well beyond the boundaries of our own.
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Rosner Educational Films (rosnereducationalmedia.com)
Rosner Educational Films brings 2 great new documentaries directly and exclusively to the educational market. The historic film Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today was made by US Military Government filmmakers but then banned in the US by the War Department. Restored in 2010, it comes with an extraordinary 14-hour archive of films and exclusive interviews related to the trial. In Bed With Ulysses tells the story of James Joyce and his struggle to write and publish Ulysses, the most acclaimed and controversial novel of the 20th Century. Educational Institutions will be dealing directly with the filmmakers who own all rights worldwide in perpetuity.
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SCCtv/IRIS Education  (www.scctv.net or www.iriseducation.org)
Digital delivery and streaming of educational media is our specialty. As part of the State of Washington’s higher education system, SCCtv and IRIS Education are experts in meeting the challenges and varying needs in education media technology. And our partnerships with the country’s leading content producers and distributors mean we have a large reach and robust, reliable infrastructure. From digitization of hard copy materials and close captioning to hosting, storing, streaming, and front-end web delivery, we can work with you to build custom solutions which will meet the needs of students and educators.
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SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.  (www.sisuent.com)
SISU Home Entertainment is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. It is a leader in providing quality programs on Jewish life & holidays, Israeli movies, Biblical, Holocaust and children’s programs to schools, libraries and individuals. Our DVD library includes over 250 award winning and critically acclaimed DVDs such as “I’m Still Here” (MTV production on the Holocaust), “Great Figures of the Bible with Eli Wiesel,” “Shalom Sesame” (The Jewish version of Sesame Street), and “On Second Avenue.”
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TDC Entertainment  (www.tdcent.com)
TDC Entertainment is an independent media company with core activities in film distribution and electronic publishing. The company operates three film imprints: disinformation®, True Mind and Shelter Island. Electronic publishing activities are focused on the Webby Award-winning website: www.tdcent.com.

With a focus on social, political, environment, personal growth and sustainability, TDC’s highly acclaimed library of over 100 films includes Journey of the Universe, Doctors of the Dark Side, Greedy Lying Bastards, Contradictions of Fair Hope, The Greatest Ears in Town and more.
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VEA (www.vea.com.au)
VEA, established in 1978, is Australia’s leading independent educational multimedia content producer, with 35 years experience developing engaging content for the educational market. VEA has a production library of over 1,600 programs in many subject areas including health, PE, business, food technology, I.T. and science. Our main markets are high schools, colleges, universities and training organizations. And our programs are now available in over 39 countries.
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The Video Project  (www.videoproject.com)
Our mission at the Video Project is to provide the very best in educational media and documentary programming on critical global and social issues, science and health to colleges, schools, libraries, businesses, religious groups, government agencies and non-governmental organizations worldwide.
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Weston Woods/Scholastic  (www.scholastic.com/westonwoods)
WestonWoods is the world’s largest producer of audiovisual adaptations of classic children’s picture books. Our adaptations are faithful reflections of the books on which they are based, designed to motivate children to want to read. Our product lines include over 350 public performance DVD picture book adaptations, American Sign Language DVD series, author documentaries, history/social studies and foreign language bilingual DVD collections.
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Women Make Movies  (www.wmm.com)
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.
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