June, 5, 2009
New Day Films new website!
Greetings from the New Day Films annual meeting in Northern California. We are excited about the launch of our new website. New Day is a coop — a filmmaker owned & operated distribution business and this website had to be decided on collectively. Took a while but happy it is up.
check it out if you have a sec.
Founding members Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Liane Brandon
Formed in 1971, New Day sustains many of the ideas of those times: collaboration, hope, social change:
The feminist movement had just arrived. And a group of independent filmmakers could not find distribution for their feminist films.
“We met at the 1971 Flaherty Seminar, where some of our films were programmed,” recalled founding member Amalie Rothschild. “I was in production with It Happens to Us. I’d been trying to get distribution for Woo Who? May Wilson. I’d take it to non-theatrical distribution companies and they’d say ‘It’s wonderful, dear, we really like it. But there’s no audience…’ ”
Founding members Julia Reichert and Jim Klein had already started self-distributing their film, Growing Up Female.