Eddie Schmidt Speaks About IRS Case w/ Media Minutes

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Eddie Schmidt Speaks About IRS Case w/ Media Minutes

Listen to Eddie Schmidt, IDA’s Board President, in conversation with Media Minutes’ Stevie Converse and Candace Clement, as they discuss the Lee Storey IRS case, and IDA’s Amicus Brief in support of documentary filmmakers.

 

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NY Times on IDA Filing Amicus Brief in IRS case

Documentaries Supposed to Make Money, Court Told By MICHAEL CIEPLY LOS ANGELES — Bad enough that documentarians have a hard time getting an audience for their wares. Now the United States Tax Court is raising alarms throughout the documentary world by questioning whether documentary-making can generally be considered for-profit activity. The International Documentary Association, Film […]

 

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Indiewire Goes In-Depth on IDA Filing

Update in the IRS Case Against Documentaries: Do They Satisfy the “Nine-Factor Test”? By Dana Harris (June 13, 2011) The International Documentary Assn. has formally announced its legal battle to protect the for-profit status of documentary filmmaking. As Indiewire reported, the IDA and other organizations have filed an amicus brief urging “the United States Tax […]

 

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Statement of Support for Mexican documentary, PRESUMED GUILTY

IDA is reaching out to the documentary community for support on an important issue that affects our community.

 

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Moderating IDA Panel “Taking On The Big Guys & The Fight For Doc Rights” at Cinefamily:

For nearly 30 years IDA has been on the frontlines in the battle for documentary filmmakers’ legal rights…

 

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Indiewire Article – Docs Under Fire, What’s At Stake?

“Gasland,” “Fahrenheit” and “Crude” Under Fire: What’s At Stake

 

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Documentary Filmmakers Win Exemption from Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Documentary filmmakers today gained access to previously “locked” DVD content for fair use in their productions under an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act granted to them by the US Copyright Office.

 

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‘Crude’ Filmmaker Gets Support, Open Letter From Film Community

The IDA and a group of filmmakers that includes Academy Award winners and nominees have issued an open letter in support of Joe Berlinger, the director of Crude, and objecting to a judge’s ruling that Chevron could subpoena Mr. Berlinger s footage from his film.

 

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Documentary Film Community Rallies Around ‘Crude’ Filmmaker

Industry organizations and documentary filmmakers joined forces today by lending their names to an amicus brief filed on their behalf by attorney Michael C. Donaldson in support of Joe Berlinger who was ordered to turn over some 600 hours of raw footage shot in connection with his film Crude.

 

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IDA Aids Court Victory for Documentary Filmmakers

Today the US Supreme Court struck down a statute on First Amendment grounds that criminalized a lot of documentary filmmaking. Congress enacted a law to criminalize any depiction of any acts to animals in a film that results in the animals being killed or harmed

 

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