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What is dvRepublic?

DvRepublic.org is a project of the Black Filmmaker Foundation.

Are you bored and/or disgusted with the artistically exhausted and politically insidious programming of American film and television?

Then join dvRepublic.org, an online community where you can access and discuss original programming that is entertainment-driven and socially-concerned.

And since talk is not enough we provide links to advocacy organizations that invite you to take an activist role in the issues that affect our lives.

You can financially contribute on-line to the filmmakers who are making specific films that you want to see and purchase them for your video library when the production is complete.

Welcome to dvRepublic.org, the liberated zone in cyberspace.
Our freedom is protected by you.

Click on the image to contribute and/or make a purchase:


Efficiency via self-sufficiency - Hudlin eyes ways around obstacles in filmmaking. Variety.com (Nov. 7, 2002)

Warrington Hudlin and the World Cinema Showcase.
The Queens Scene (August 2002)

Interview with Warrington Hudlin, Founder of dvRepublic.org - An excerpt from the Entertainment Employment Journal (March 1, 2001)

"Changing Hue" - An excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter (February 2001)


Warrington Hudlin, Founder & Chief
Eric Marciano, Production
Monique Curnen , Administration
Leba Haber Rubinoff, Online Community Development
C. Daniel Dawson, Resident Scholar

Jordan Brown, DV Republic Ambassador

The operation and management of dvRepublic.com is made possible by pro bono or discounted services from the following strategic partners:

Web Programming
Tech Support
Public Relations
American Montage
Kounterattack Design
DNA Communications
Terrie Williams Agency
Urban Marketing Corp. of America
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison


BFF DV Lab Executives, Consultants, and Filmmakers are available as speakers. Submit a request at the Speakers' Bureau.

The Black Filmmaker Foundation receives support from the following funders and sponsors:

Nathan Cummings Foundation
The BFF DV Lab is supported by a generous grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation www.NCF.org

Ford Foundation
The BFF DV Lab and dvRepublic.com was launched with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation.

The Walt Disney Company
The Pass the Torch lecture series was underwritten by The Walt Disney Company and co-sponsored by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and Institute of African-American Affairs.

Adobe Systems Inc.
The BFF DV Lab and dvRepublic.com thank Adobe for their generous donation of Adobe Software Products.


Eddie Arnold
Harry Belafonte
Mary Schmidt Campbell
Professor Manthia Diawara
B. Keith Fulton
Margaret Fung
Christy Haubegger
Aaron McGruder
Hassan Miah
Michael Moore
Senator David Paterson
Rev. Eugene Rivers
Frank Mercardo-Valdes
Professor Cornell West
Jeff Yang
Nielsen Media Research
Entertainer/Human Rights Activist
Dean, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
Asian American Legal Defense Fund
Founder, Latina Magazine
Creator, "The Boondocks"
Intel Corporation
Author, Activist, Filmmaker
New York State Senate
Social Justice Activist
Heritage Network
Princeton University
CEO, Factor

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