I've worked with personal computers for more than 25 years. This foundation has allowed me to work professionally in many different media formats including publishing, broadcast and cable television, film production, digital media, CMS and social networking platforms.
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I have had contracts and/or partnerships with Black Entertainment Television (BET), IFILM Networks, and the Independent Film Channel.
I am the author of the IFILM Digital Video Filmmaker's Handbook, one of the first text published on digital filmmaking.
I am the...
Maxie D. Collier is an independent media producer for more than twenty years. He self-published his first book, the LA Survival Handbook, in 1987. He began his professional TV and film career in January 1990, as an employee of Black Entertainment TV (BET).
Maxie co-produced his first feature film, Detention, in 1997 and later the same year, wrote and directed the feature film BMORE HACKS. In 1998, he self-published The Digital Video Filmmaker's Handbook, one of the first books published on desktop digital filmmaking.
Collier later licensed the text to Internet TV start-up, IFILM.com. The book was re-released in 2001, as the IFILM Digital Video Filmmaker's Handbook. The manuscript became a bestseller and has been used as a teaching text at more than two dozen colleges and universities.
Maxie is the producer and director of the hip-hop documentary film Paper Chasers, a co-production with the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The Paper Chasers documentary had its world debuted in New York at Robert De Niro%u2019s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, in May 2003. The film was released on DVD by Koch Entertainment in July 2005 and began airing in the IFC in July 2006.
Maxie has also co-directed and co-produced, Exit Strategies, a documentary short film exploring gang intervention programs. He has produced and direct numerous programs for broadcast and Internet TV outlets, including the pilot episode of the reality TV program, Houston Ink.
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