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Report Exposes Need for Documentary Filmmaking Standards

“A new report issued by American University’s Center for Social Media finds that documentary filmmakers routinely grapple with ethics challenges, yet the craft lacks any sort of broad standards in ethics practices. The Center for Social Media is noted for its codes of best practices in fair use, the most longstanding of which is the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.

“Documentary filmmakers claim to tell important truths, but they lack standards that help them do that job with the greatest integrity—particularly in difficult economic conditions,” said Patricia Aufderheide, director of American University’s Center for Social Media and one of the report’s three authors.”

Read this article from Media-Newswire.

The Ten Commandments of Filmmaking
How to Work (and Survive) in the
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by Peter D. Marshall

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