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best site to watch full lenght educational video-lectures produced by filmmaker Leszek Drozd. . . . . . . .
WITH FILMMAKER AND MUSIC COMPOSER - LESZEK DROZD

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"(...) Filmmaker Leszek Drozd runs Story Tellers Productions and he has created films exlusively for
nontheatrical release to health professionals . His titles include Overview of Speech and Language
Pathology and Hypnosis: The Power of Your Mind . If you never heard of Drozd`s films, that`s okay -
the people who need to know about them are more than aware of his output .
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" Nontheatrical filmmaking is a fantastic alternative to theatrical filmmaking ," says Drozd .
" It is hard to ignore the market for special-needs educational videos when 55 million people suffer
from disabilities in the U.S. alone ! Strangely enough , every filmmaker I know ignores nontheatrical
filmmaking - Hollywood is still a magic word . I truly believe nontheatrical filmmaking is a very rewar-
ding career possibility . Nontheatrical filmmaking gives you satisfaction, experience, a great resume,
your own network of contacts , and possibly money . And the biggest plus is that you can do your non-
theatrical filmmaking everywhere - no trip to Hollywood is needed ! "
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Did you catch that phrase " possibly money " in Drozd`s quote ? One way a nontheatrical filmmaker
can harvest profits is through the same means that many commercial filmmakers have employed :

self-distribution
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" There are many reasons why self-distribution is the best solution , " continues Drozd .
" First of all , most nontheatrical distributors actually are catalogue companies , with no solid network
of distribution . Usually , especially in educational videos , such distributors are independent filmma-
kers /producers who are interested in expanding their offer to small audiences by adding outside work
into their list of videos for sale . Simply and straightforwardly: You as a filmmaker can do the same, so
why share profits on the scale of 80% to 20% with the distributor- you get 20% - while losing all rights
regarding your project for a minimum of three years with late royalties , if any royalties ? " (...)
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" In general , you need to prioritize : What are you doing that can be considered as wasting time ver-
sus what are you doing that can be considered as productive time ? In other words , make a correct
assessment of your priorities .That applies not only to the distribution aspect of the business , but also
everything regarding the movie business . Some filmmakers need five to 10 years to understand what
can be and should be done in six months .

You can ask if I am one of them , and my answer is : "Probably , yes , I am ! " (...)

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Independent Film Distribution : How to Make a Successful
End Run Around The Big Guys ,
by Phil Hall . / 2006 /

Book is available in local bookstore or Amazon .
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The History of Independent Cinema , by Phil Hall . / 2009 /
- everything you never knew about indie films .
to read more at The Hollywood Reporter magazine link here

Book is available online at Amazon .
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Independent Film Distribution
- How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys , 2nd edition
Amazon
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" There are no special groups of interest behind financing, except my good will and not really impre -
ssive bank account ", says Leszek Drozd, a Chicago-based educational film producer and director who
runs Story Tellers Productions." And i am very proud of that . There are no political ads, no self-glorifi-
cation in my films - just my sincere will to show to audiences the best quality academic information
available today . "
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Drozd self-distributes his educational DVDs via the Internet, with titles ranging from speech and langu -
age pathology to career planning . ( Disclosure: the author of this book has appeared in one of Drozd`s
films. )

The Net enables the filmmaker to allow potential customers to watch the films online in order to judge
their value for DVD exhibition in classrooms. " Anyone who is interested may watch my videos for free,
with no logging in or financial commitment required," he says.
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Drozd points out that declining educational standards offer a challenge for today`s educational film -
makers. " The very brutal truth is that there is not enough good quality education around the world that
is accessible to the public," he says. "I have audiences between single mothers as far afield as Texas
and Poland thanking me because they found on my website videos to show to their growing children,
simply because they experience difficulties to afford quality education for teens. This is the biggest ex-
citement I have ever received."
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He adds that educational films may be enjoying a new renaissance in the very near future.
" There are many high-end produced films with great educational value that are now on the market,"
he says. " Thanks to well-intentioned qualified producers and filmmakers as well as high quality afford-
able technology I see a golden age on the horizon. In a 21
st- centaury economy, post-secondary educa-
tion represents one of the fastest growing fields in the public sector. To me as a producer of educatio -
nal films, it is no ordinary opportunity".
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Who`sWho in the World 2010
which include Mr Leszek Drozd official biography, is available at every
librabry located in USA , publisher
marquiswhoswho
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The Encyclopedia Of Underground Movies
which include The Innocents , one of the best independent feature in drama
category by Styopa Productions , an awards winning production with Leszek
Drozd musical score .
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Leszek Drozd , filmmaker , music composer and creator
of Educational WebTV Channel at Storytellersfilms.com

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