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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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RT @ABC7: #BREAKING A Tsunami Watch is in effect for California after 8.0 earthquake in Gulf of Alaska
RT @chrislhayes: Cotton personally put a hold on an Obama nominee *until she died* as a tactic for obstructing Obama.  https://twitter.com/kasie/status/955850160508108802 
RT @kurteichenwald: The accusation: In October 2016, Trump paid $130,000 to a porn star to keep quiet about their affair. Fact: In Dec… https://t.co/jTO5t8SRzX
RT @JuddLegum: This didn't get much attention but was maybe the most important thing I heard today. The White House says it might… https://t.co/rQnqlQcvNJ
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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.)