$115,000 Liberty Film Contest in Full Force
February 8, 2013
Filmmakers can help the cause of freedom with the opportunity to win up to $115,000 in cash prizes regardless of their perspective of freedom — left, right, center, constitutionalist, libertarian.
Alex Jones and InfoWars.com has announced Operation Paul Revere — a contest open not just to Americans, but to people from all over the world who love liberty. This is a quick turnaround contest with only 3 months to produce a film. The contest is about producing a new film with new fresh ideas, new presentation and new material. The film can be documentary or fictional (any genre). Running length can be anything from film trailer to feature length (i.e., from 3 minutes to 2 hours).
One of the largest contests at this time, the cash prizes are comparable to the cash awards given out this year in the Doritos SuperBowl video contest. This contest is also a talent scouting effort to find personnel for future film productions.
Veteran filmmaker and talk show host Alex Jones has sponsored more than 20 contests and this is his biggest ever. Three winners will receive cash prizes totaling $115,000.
Three (3) Cash Prizes will be awarded:
Grand Prize – $100,000 cash
Second Place – $10,000 cash
Third Place – $5,000 cash
The film contest will also be a part of a talent search to hire film crew as well. Alex Jones and InfoWars have produced more than 20 films that have conservatively reached hundreds of millions of people by putting them out on the internet for free while financing production by selling DVDs. The search for talent to become part of our film production unit will not be limited to the cash prize winners.
Go to http://www.infowars.com/contest/ for contest requirements and FAQs.
Internationally recognized veteran broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, and investigative journalist Alex Jones has been featured as a prominent figure of the 9/11 Truth Movement in such publications as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone Magazine and Popular Mechanics. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The View, 20/20 Downtown, 60 Minutes, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Fox News, CNN, TalkSport (UK), Russia Today, Channel 4 (UK), A&E, America’s most widely listened to late night radio show, Coast to Coast AM, C-Span, and many other venues. Patrick Beech of the Austin-American Statesman has described Jones as “an absolutely riveting television presence.”
Lawrence Reed - The Fiscal Cliff was an Invention of the Government to Act Irresponsibly
John Manfreda Interview Lawrence Reed about his journey to Austrian Economics, how its message is spreading, and his views of the fiscal cliff and why ecnonomic education is more important now then ever.
Lawrence Reed- www.fee.org
This is causing universities to rethink their value to students,” says Professor Koller, who is from Stanford University’s computer science department. The most prestigious universities are always going to have enough demand for places - but the emergence of high-quality online courses could be tougher for middle-ranking institutions. Why would you pay high fees to sit through a mediocre lecture, when you could go online and watch world experts at another university, even if it’s in another country? “The universities in the middle will really have to think about their proposition,” she says.
“The thing that blows my mind is that we spend so much money on feeling good,” says author and activist Bjorn Lomborg about “feel-good” environmentalist measures like recycling and wind turbines, “I would like us to do stuff that actually works.”
The Reason Foundation hosted a conversation with Lomborg and the New York Times’ John Tierney at the Museum of Sex in New York City, where they discussed how free trade and innovation could help alleviate the suffering of the third world and improve the environment, if only people could be convinced these “unsexy” ideas were of greater benefit than sorting the glass and plastic in their garbage.
Lomborg, the author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and the subject of the documentary film “Cool It,” is also the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus, a Danish think-tank focused on finding the “the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money.”
For more Reason coverage of the Copenhagen Consensus go here: http://reason.com/blog/2009/09/04/reasontv-bjorn-lomborg-the-cop
About 27 minutes.
Produced by Anthony L. Fisher.
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Three Reasons Sweatshops Are Good for the Poor (by LearnLiberty)
Sweatshops should all be shut down because of the terrible working conditions and unfair treatment of workers, right? But what about the people who choose to work in these conditions? If we look at sweatshops from the perspective of the world’s poor, we may find that we should not be trying to close their doors after all. Professor Matt Zwolinski explains three reasons sweatshops may actually be worth keeping: sweatshop jobs may be better than the alternatives, closing sweatshops just reduces job options for the poor, and it is better to do something to end global poverty than to do nothing. From the perspective of the world’s poor, which looks better: an American company that outsources to sweatshops and provides jobs in developing countries, or an American company that hires only U.S. workers?
Check out the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/world/africa/27safrica.html?_r=3&scp=1&…
Check out Matt Zwolinski’s blog here: