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I am very pleased to announce that New York Women in Film and Television will be acting as the fiscal sponsor for my new film, the Secret Maps of Sad Men. I’ve been a member for years and I look forward to working with Terry Lawler and all the wonderful gang at NYWIFT again. NYWIFT also did a lovely screening of my last film, Running in High Heels. It’s great to be part of their community.

More details to come on how the Secret Maps can be supported by your donations.

Apropos to absolutely nothing Elm Films has in the pipeline but only because Werner Herzog is such a compelling filmmaker and unique personality.

Very exciting times here! Looks like shooting will start on the Caregiver Project in August! We’re just waiting on the delivery of the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and to get a chance to test it out. If it’s not quite up to what we need for shooting – the battery life on the current Black Magic Cinema Camera is troublesome – we might just go with the Panasonic HPX250 for its terrific codec.

The Europeans have been so much more proactive about standardizing the tech requirements as we enter the file delivery age for programming. Like so many other filmmakers, I love DLSRs but most of the current crop of DLSRs only output AVCHD when you’re shooting on the fly to cards. They’re great if you’re in a studio and can output through HDMI but that’s not how it works when you’re following the action on a documentary. And there’s no point in getting the lovely film look of shallow depth of field if its going to get the beauty compressed out of it.