Alexander Street Press Acquires Filmakers Library

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Sun, 03/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press has acquired the New York-based distributor of documentary films Filmakers Library. Alexander Street plans to launch the complete Filmakers Library as a subscription-based online streaming database Filmakers Library Online in the next month or so. Eventually the publisher will also make it possible for libraries and educational institutions to order individual films via the Alexander Street streaming platform. Stephen Rhind-Tutt president of Alexander Street Press says This is a wonderful match. Together we'll be able to give library and education customers the best documentary content on the most flexible delivery platform. Filmakers has a long history of service to filmmakers and librarians. We feel honored to be continuing the tradition. Linda Gottesman and Sue Oscar founded Filmakers in 1969 to distribute high quality issue-based documentaries to the educational market. Over the past 40 years it has brought a wide range of titles from around the world to a receptive academic audience. Recent award-winning titles include films such as Original Intent: The Battle for America; Who Killed Vincent Chin?; Prison Lullabies; The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark; and Muslims in Love. Gottesman This new relationship ensures that the Filmakers Library of documentary films will reach an ever wider audience. Oscar agrees. It will be easier than ever for faculty and students in particular to access these films -- wherever they are whenever they want to watch. Filmakers Library is thrilled that the collection will have a new life in this new medium and we're confident that Alexander Street will maintain the high standards for which we are known. Oscar and Filmakers director Andrea Traubner will remain with Filmakers following the acquisition both based out of the Filmakers offices in New York. To learn more about the Filmakers collection of videos visit To learn more about the launch of Filmakers Library Online visit