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Michael Barnard

Hollywood, CA
Freelance Writer, Producer, Director — Freelance
Covers:  independent film, filmmaking, business strategy
Doesn't Cover: filmmakers, movies

Writer|Producer|Director. Independent. #Filmmaker

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Producer and host of INDIE FILM INDUSTRY NEWS, a new TV series on YouTube, produced at the YouTube studios in Manhattan. IFINews is a 3-camera studio production of one-on-one interviews with experts knowledgeable about what is needed for filmmakers to be successful.

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@mrbarnard1 — 9,721 followers, 29,632 tweets

Sep 23, 2017

21 states told their election systems were targeted by hackers  http://nbcnews.to/2jRLlds  via @nbcnews

Sep 22, 2017

RT @KamalaHarris: This is infuriating. We should be strengthening, not weakening, protections for sexual assault survivors.  https://twitter.com/AP/status/911240926131089408 

Sep 22, 2017

RT @kurteichenwald: If current GOP health bill dies, PLEASE stop nonsense, have hearings where EXPERTS discuss needed fixes for ACA, and get them in place....

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Radio newscaster, 1,000 watt daytime station in Minneapolis. I now have lights with that much power.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! An IBM Selectric (prior to Selectric II, even). And even a manual typewriter. But I loved the type balls.

How is social media changing news?

Immediacy. No curating. Blather. Outrageousness. Openness. Discussion. (Wait. No discussion. We are too polarized for that.)