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Ferrania – Rising Like a Phoenix

By Ron Merk Ferrania’s film stocks have been used in many of the great Italian films and also by other European filmmakers for decades. But after 3M took over the [...]

October 29, 2014

October 24th is Global Super 8 Day

By Ron Merk and Peter Pfluger Yes, it’s the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Super 8mm film into the amateur home movie making market. If you don’t know anything [...]

October 24, 2014

A Special Weekend with Actor Don Murray

By Ron Merk For those of you who were born in the last 25 years, the name Don Murray may not mean much to you. But in his prime, he was as big a star in Hollywood as Paul [...]

July 11, 2014

Save Jobs, Create More

By Ron Merk I’ve been in the motion picture and entertainment industry for nearly 45 years. I’ve watched as true independence has become merely a myth for the [...]

June 5, 2014

Crowdfunding Bible Created by Indiegogo

By Ron Merk If you are interested in crowd-funding a project of any kind, I’d suggest that you take a look at this free, yes I said free, publication from indiegogo, [...]

April 25, 2014

Le Video’s Indiegogo Campaign

By Ron Merk Le Video, one of the last remaining video stores still standing in San Francisco, still needs help to raise the $35,000 they need to keep the doors open, and [...]

April 7, 2014

Help Save a Great Video Collection

By Ron Merk I don’t often “pitch” fund-raisers in this column mostly because I know too many people, filmmakers and institutions that are beating the bushes for [...]

April 1, 2014

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