ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press today announced that it has acquired Filmakers Library, the highly regarded New York-based distributor of documentary films. Filmakers was founded in 1969 by Linda Gottesman and Sue Oscar 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.
Said Stephen Rhind-Tutt, president of Alexander Street Press, "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 film makers and librarians -- we feel honored to be continuing the tradition."
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.
Said Linda Gottesman, "This new relationship ensures that the Filmakers Library of documentary films will reach an ever wider audience." Co-founder Sue Oscar agreed. "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."
Co-founder Sue 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 http://filmakers.com. To learn more about the launch of Filmakers Library Online, visit http://alexanderstreet.com.
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