[Sfbay-video] Last Response
Joanna Elizabeth Lenn
joanna at joannaelizabeth.com
Thu Apr 14 10:28:46 PDT 2005
Please don't suggest that one of our most respected and active Bay Area
alternative media makers was "bugging" anyone with her message to you.
It remains to be seen if her take on your endeavor is misplaced or not.
F.y.i., most of the Bay Area's most creative and committed say the same
Best of Luck,
On Apr 14, 2005, at 9:23 AM, Josh Soskin wrote:
> Thanks Mia.
> All right. Last response. And then it's up to you guys to take it or
> it. I didn't send out a posting to bother you or provoke corporate
> hatred or
> an opportunity to vent your frustrations...especially on me. I'm just
> to help. I know you guys are making media all the time and I
> understand your
> values as independent filmmakers and artists because I am one myself. I
> honestly just wanted to let you know about an opportunity to get the
> that you're already creating into 20 million homes come August 1.
> It sucks to be in this industry and be as instinctually distrusting as
> of you are. I don't blame you, but we are not trying to rip anyone
> off. We
> are a new company and we're still trying to figure out compensation
> structures that work for everyone apart from our standard 250 usage
> fee or
> the 3000 dollars for this contest. We're in the process of figuring
> out the
> fair way to increase pay for the length and quality of the piece as
> well as
> how many times it airs. That said, we ARE already working with
> filmmakers who have shown us great stuff with their submissions and
> want to
> be more than just spec contributors. We have and will continue to
> several pieces from such individuals. Ultimately, if you're creating
> content, there's no limit to how you can work with us.
> And finally, I definitely wasn't "name dropping" on here. I actually
> decided to come to SF and work for Current because I had no tolerance
> living or working in Hollywood. LA sucks and so do most people we
> "celebrities." I just responded to Lisa's claim that no one was behind
> They are a lot of really great people behind us, famous and non. The
> that Sean Penn or Spike Jonez is a supporter is no more important to
> me than
> the fact that Josh Wolf, a member of this list and of the SF filmmaking
> community has started the SF Current meetup and is actively trying to
> locals in a real dialogue about what we're doing. If you have real
> or concerns I urge you to contact me personally without bugging this
> list. I think you'll find your hesitancies or criticisms are misplaced
> that this really is a very cool opportunity to create something new.
> Josh Soskin
> Content Coordinator
> Current Media
> Any email correspondence with Current constitutes your acceptance of
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mia Rovegno [mailto:miarov at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:42 PM
> To: Josh Soskin; sfbay-video at lists.indymedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Sfbay-video] Current Posting
> Just thought I'd take this opportunity to once again
> plug STREETLEVEL TV, a collaboration between Radical
> Transmission, Indybay and VAN. Going strong for over
> a year, airing nationally. No special network, no
> celebrity connections, no big budget, no corporate
> hierarchy, just independent media.
> check it out at www.videoactivism.org/show, download
> our episodes for free, watch them on Access SF,
> Berkeley Community Media and Free Speech TV.
> Ditto to everyone who posted.
> It's laughable to challenge this community to submit
> the content WE WANT TO SEE on this new network and
> out there in the world, because actually, we are
> making media and presenting it all the time. Many on
> this list submit content ALL THE TIME to indybay.org,
> Streetlevel TV, Faultlines, and the list of our
> network's media outlets goes on...
> And Josh, do you really think you are going to name
> drop on THIS LIST and get a warm response?
> This isn't Hollywood, yo.
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