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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Courtney Pledger has persevered through five not always smooth years as chief of Arkansas PBS, formerly the Arkansas Educational Television Network. “I’m nothing if not stubborn,” Pledger said.
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Courtney Pledger Commits Herself To Arkansas, and Awaits Her Raise

Despite being wooed for other positions, Pledger, executive director and CEO of Arkansas PBS, has transformed the public media station in her five-year tenure. read more >
Jennifer Gerber
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Jen Gerber Steps Down as Head of Hot Springs Film Festival

She has led the organization for six years. read more >
Bill Solleder, Visit Hot Springs’ marketing chief, with his Oculus Go unit.
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Hot Springs So Real You Feel Virtual Steam

A two-part production, “Hot Springs: The Experience of a Lifetime" is the centerpiece of Arkansas' first VR tourism campaign. read more >
Documentary maker Stanley Nelson
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Stanley Nelson Recognized at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (Movers & Shakers)

Stanley Nelson, the documentarian behind “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities,” received the Career Achievement Award in Documentary Film during the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival earlier this month. read more >
Courtney Pledger will become executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network, effective March 20.
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Courtney Pledger Named to Lead AETN; Was Leader of Hot Springs Film Festival

Courtney Pledger is named the new executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network. read more >
Tourism

25th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Starts Oct. 7

The 25th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will open on Oct. 7 with "Command and Control," a documentary about the 1980 missile explosion at a Titan II launch complex near Damascus. read more >
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Hot Springs Film Festival Receives $5K for Diversity Sidebar

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has awarded $5,000 of special support to the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival through the Academy’s FilmWatch program. read more >
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Film Chronicles Spring Training in Hot Springs

“The First Boys of Spring” chronicles the story of how Hot Springs, with its famed therapeutic mineral baths, became a home for spring training from the 1880s through the 1930s. read more >

Celebrity Guests Enhance Events, Challenge Organizers

One way to immediately take an event to the next level is by having celebrities present. And it may be easier than you think. read more >
The Little Rock Film Festival is one of 30 that takes place in the state.
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Film Festivals Highlight Arkansas Culture, Put Cities in Display

In the last decade, the film industry has garnered increasing interest in Arkansas, as evidenced by the number of film festivals taking place across the state. read more >
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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Gets $10,000 Grant

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has received a $10,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. read more >
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Lauren Wissot Named Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival’s Programming Director

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has named Lauren Wissot, a journalist and film critic, as its programming director. This year's festival is set for Oct. 10-19 at the Arlington Hotel. read more >
Christopher Crane
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Christopher Crane On the Incentives To Film in Arkansas

Since August 2007, Christopher Crane has been the state film commissioner, overseeing the promotion, recruitment and development of the state’s film industry by marketing Arkansas to a national and international film clientele. As film commissioner, he also is responsible for the statewide Digital Product & Motion Picture Incentive Program. read more >
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Hot Springs Has Eyes on New Talent

Historic city has plenty to attract cutting edge business, young workers. read more >