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So pleased to share this new PSA that I directed and produced for Poz Pedalers under the banner of +The HIV Story Project. This is an amazing organization celebrating its 20th year fighting the stigma around HIV/AIDS. Watch & share. xo
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Friends -- Very excited to announce that I've just finished producing a short narrative #film  for acclaimed filmmaker +Cheryl Dunye. It's called BLACK IS BLUE, and we're world premiering on June 20th and 26th at the #frameline38  Film Festival in San Francisco. The film stars the incredibly talented +Kingston Farady, and tells the story of Black, a  #Trans  man who works as a security guard. On a memorable night in #Oakland , CA, he is forced to confront his pre-transition past when he encounters a past lover. Get your tickets to one of our screenings at the Roxie Theatre here: http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3292&FID=51
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My filmmaking nonprofit -- +The HIV Story Project -- produced this wonderful PSA for LET'S KICK ASS, a San Francisco network of HIV longterm survivors. Check it out, and if you represent an HIV/AIDS nonprofit that needs media services, please contact me. We'd love to try and find a way to work with you. Go to: http://vimeo.com/94605050#at=0
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+tony eason does this sound interesting as a collaboration?
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HIV and AIDS
A Flipboard magazine of news, politics, science and society
- HIV in the American South
- Getting young people to talk sex via social media
- How condoms reach remote African villages
- Anti-gay laws in the Caribbean
- Disability and UK foreign aid
- How can South Africa stem treatment drop-outs?
By Scott McQuade | News, views and more about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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A great podcast on HUFFPOST GAY about one of my latest documentary projects, now in production. If you're interested in learning more, go to: http://thehivstoryproject.org/hsp/movies/desert-migration/
 
{LISTEN} Thank you +Charlotte Robinson for this fantastic podcast on Huffpost Gay Voices about +The HIV Story Project's new documentary DESERT MIGRATION. Listen to myself (producer) and +Daniel Cardone (director) on where we're at with the project, and how we're approaching these stories about #HIV , aging, and long-term survivors. Go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlotte-robinson/desert-migration-gay-seniors-hiv_b_4658288.html
Many HIV-positive men over 50 have decided that Palm Springs seems like a viable place to retire. Filmmakers Daniel Cardone and Marc Smolowitz, who are both HIV-positive, are telling these men's stories in their new documentary for the HIV Story Project, Desert Migration.
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Wonderful! Can't wait to listen.
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http://eepurl.com/MDtsn - GREAT NEWS - My recent PBS film on Prop 8 and Marriage Equality - +The Campaign Documentary - has been chosen to screen at CREATING CHANGE '14, the National Conference of the LGBT Task Force, and our team is seeking donated Airline Miles to help us be present for this amazing opportunity. Here is where we can connect with #LGBT  activists and change-makers to help ensure the film has its broadest national impact. If you have airline miles to spare, please contact me. Thanks for your support. :) ox
Dear Friends, We're very pleased to announce that THE CAMPAIGN documentary has been selected to screen at CREATING CHANGE 2014, the National Conference of the LGBT Task Force, Jan. 29th - Feb. 2nd, Houston, TX. Our documentary will be 1 of 4 films featured at the event, which is the largest ...
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Congratulations my dear - fantastic and well deserved :)
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** BIG NEWS ** Our clip of the first few minutes from my latest documentary +Heaven Adores You is the MOST-WATCHED clip of all time on the +AFI DOCS +YouTube Channel! As of this AM, we're inching toward 50,000 views. Check out this exclusive online teaser here: http://youtu.be/FLVUMSGExGk - and get excited for a film that is clearly poised to resonate with large numbers of people worldwide! Thank you for you support. :) xo
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{JUNE 2014 - TV PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENT}

Dear Friends, followers & supporters of #LGBT  civil rights --

One of my recent films as a producer -- +The Campaign Documentary about #Prop8  and #gaymarriage  -- is airing 800+ times across +PBS and #publictelevision  as part of #lgbtpridemonth , touching over 60% of the country! Please spread the word, and check your local listings for air-dates & times in your community.

Staring June 11th, many PBS stations are airing the film on the popular #WORLDCHANNEL  - click here for info: http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/campaign/

For all other stations, you can visit our #film  page on the #ITVS  website here: http://www.itvs.org/television?film=campaign -- enter your zip code -- and find air-dates in your own neck of the woods.

Finally, you can visit our refreshed website here: http://thecampaigndocumentary.com, and for more info about this latest wave of broadcasts, see our latest newsletter - http://eepurl.com/WtJeb

This has been an amazing 1st year since the end of #Prop8  and #DOMA , and our film shows #television  audiences where the recent national movement for #marriageequality  began -- right here in #california  back in 2008.

Thanks everyone for your continued support. 

Very best,

Marc Smolowitz
Producer, The Campaign
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so great!
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*BIG NEWS* My very latest #documentary  as a producer is called HEAVEN ADORES YOU, and it's about the life & music of Elliott Smith. We world premiere on Monday, May 5th at the San Francisco International Film Festival (see: http://www.sffs.org/festival-home/attend/film-guide/heaven-adores-you#.UzuVYq1dXg3). This week our first teaser dropped on Youtube, and in just two days, it has received over 30,000 views! WOW! Please watch, share and join the global movement of fans of Elliott's beautiful and stunning discography. Thanks for your support!  #SFIFF   #sfiff57  - learn more about the film at -- http://heavenadoresyou.com -- :) xo
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Joe/Baba xoxoxox
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+The HIV Story Project is currently in #palmsprings   #california  shooting for our upcoming #documentary  DESERT MIGRATION about #HIV   #aging  & long-term survivors. Check out some of our location photos here. Thanks to your support, this timely and important film is moving forward! Thank you!
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Hello SF Bay Area events - +The HIV Story Project is pleased to welcome +Sean Strub - author/activist and founder of +POZ - to our region next week for (4) wonderful events, including a very special evening at +Books Inc in the Castro on Wed. Jan. 29th, 7:30pm. More info -- http://www.booksinc.net/event/sean-strub-books-inc-castro - hope to see you!
 
+The HIV Story Project is pleased to welcome +Sean Strub to the San Francisco Bay Area for (4) events next week, including a very special evening at +Books Inc. in the Castro, Wed. Jan. 29th at 7:30pm. If you're in the Bay Area, go to -- http://www.booksinc.net/event/sean-strub-books-inc-castro -- for more info and see this graphic for other links to various events. Hope to see you in person!
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Thank you everyone for your support of +The HIV Story Project +Indiegogo campaign for DESERT MIGRATION. I am so pleased to report that we successfully raised $19,420 from 102 generous backers for this new documentary. We were able to do this because people like you contributed, shared, tweeted and just generally helped build awareness of the film. Thank you for being a part of this effort. You've been fantastic! If you have thoughts on this project, and would like to be involved in some way, please don't hesitate to contact me. -- Very best!
 
** GREAT NEWS ** Dear friends, The other night +The HIV Story Project came to a successful close on our +Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for our new #documentary  -- DESERT MIGRATION - about #HIV , aging, and long-term-survivors. We raised an impressive $19,420 from 102 generous backers, and this was made possible by folks -- like you -- who contributed in so many ways to this campaign. Thank you for your financial support, for being our megaphone, and for believing in the power of documentary film to inform, enlighten, inspire and entertain! Very grateful... now, let's go make this movie! :)
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I direct & produce my own films. I produce & executive produce other people's films. I consult on the creative work of filmmakers & storytellers from around the world through my work-for-hire business 13thGEN.
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Multi-award winning director, producer, & executive producer of Film / TV / Web / Documentary. #writing #philanthropy #technology #storytelling #LGBT #HIV
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Marc Smolowitz is a multi-award winning director, producer and executive producer with 20+ years of experience across all aspects of the entertainment and media business. His career focus has been powerful social issue filmmaking across all genres, and his credits include: "Black Is Blue" (Producer, 2014), "Heaven Adores You" (Producer, 2014), "Havana Curveball"(Executive Producer, 2014), "The Campaign" (Producer, 2013), “Keep The Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS,” narrated by Margaret Cho (Director/Producer, 2013), "The Power Of Two" (Director/Producer, 2011) "Still Around" (Executive Producer/Collaborating Director, 2011), "The Weather Underground" (Producer, 2003), "Trembling Before G-d" (Producer, 2001), among others. In recent years, he was the in-house producer at TellyTopia, a Silicon Valley start up specializing in interactive television, IP-TV and VOD products for cable & satellite companies. In the 1990s, he was widely known as the President and Founder of Turbulent Arts, Inc. -- a boutique, indie film distribution and sales company based in San Francisco that ranked as the 26th largest film company in North America at its peek in 1998 (the 14th largest among independents.) Today, he works full-time as an independent filmmaker, while maintaining a thriving consulting practice called 13th GEN that guides filmmakers through key stages of development, fundraising, production, post, completion, and distribution. As a freelancer, he regularly works on special projects with a diverse slate of media and technology companies, nonprofits, and philanthropies. He currently serves on the board of directors of The HIV Story Project, a nonprofit he co-founded in 2009 with filmmaking partner Jorg Fockele, as well as the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit news startup in San Francisco. Finally, he has been a Lecturer in the Film and Digital Media departments at both UC Santa Cruz and the Art Institute of CA, San Francisco.
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