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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!

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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)

Marie-Helene Carleton

Gorgeous safe, secure and air conditioned editing studio to share in Red Hook Brooklyn. We have a 3000 sq foot editing suite that we are interested in sharing with a filmmaker/editor. $500 – $1500 depending on size require. Give a call and we can discuss. 212-727-3798

Richard Burst-Lazarus

Call for Entries – $5,000 Pitch Workshop

Earlybird deadline July 20!

The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for
entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at
PALEYDOCFEST2010, which offers a $5,000 grant for a documentary work-
in-progress and will be held at the Paley Center in New York on
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm.

In this workshop/competition-now in its seventh year-a panel of documentary
executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and
will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers
who are hoping to sell either a documentary work-in-progress. The grant,
sponsored by SnagFilms, will be used towards the completion of the winner's

Confirmed panelists at the workshop include: Andrew Mer, VP Content
Partnerships, SnagFilms; Susan Werbe, Exeuctive Producer, HISTORY;
Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Executive Producer, MTV Networks; Diana
Holtzberg, Vice President – USA Operations Acquisitions, Project
Development, Sales, Films Transit International; Simon Kilmurry,
Executive Director, POV; and Molly Thompson, Programming Director, A&E IndieFilms.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers
who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at

or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox,
a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird deadline: July 20, 2010 ($20 / $15 for Withoutabox members)
Regular deadline: Aug. 17, 2010 ($25 / $20 for Withoutabox members)
Late deadline: Sept. 7, 2010 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox extended deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 ($45 / $30 for Withoutabox

Brittney Hancock

Video Intern (paid)
$15/hr, M-F, 3 months w/ possibility to extend

Etsy ( is seeking a video intern! The video intern is responsible for assisting the video team in day-to-day operations, managing media, and archiving materials, as well as blog outreach for videos. This position is for someone with strong technical skills as well as video production and postproduction experience. 75% of this position involves backend support for Etsy's video content, 25% will be video production.


* Media manage backed up footage, update tape log
* Assist with off-site branding continuity
* Create wiki docs for video guides; style, subtitling, output configurations, etc.
* Shoot office one-off videos.
* Support the Etsy video producers on shoots as needed
* Social networking outreach for Etsy video content


Please apply here:


Ryan Bruce Levey


“Vagrant worked our film at Sundance with energy and enthusiasm”
Laura Paglin- Director, No Umbrella: Election Day in the City (Sundance’06)

“I worked closely with Ryan Bruce Levey during a promotional tour of the film "Lymelife" in Toronto. I found him to be truly invested and savvy with regard to his responsibilities and relationships with journalists and general media. I would also have to add that he was extremely considerate and a heck of a lot of fun to be with.”
Jill Hennessy- Actress, Law and Order, Crossing Jordan, Lymelife

As the 2010 Toronto Intl. Film Festival approaches, it is time start thinking about options for publicity and marketing. With the costs of a publicist increasingly a headache, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity is proud to offer an affordable and reliable option, with deep industry ties, and a reputation for handling some of the hottest indies, sizzling docs and iconic acting legends.
We pride ourselves on creating a fun experience for all of our clients, while generating press with media outlets from around the world.
Vagrant can provide competitive rates and assist you in addition with marketing and outreach ideas.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
About us
Launched in September 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity has gone from a Canadian theatrical distribution entity, to a multi pronged film services company handling everything from international sales, distribution for hire, service output for major studios/sales agents and film/talent publicity.

Our publicity department has worked on such festival favourites like PRESUMED GUILTY, HOUSE OF SAND, THE ENGLISH SURGEON, THE WAY WE GET BY, UPSTREAM BATTLE, LYMELIFE, NO UMBRELLA (SUNDANCE 06) and with actors like Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, Academy award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro, 2 time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, Emmy winner Jon Cryer, acclaimed TV icon Jill Hennessy, and the legendary Tura Satana, star of FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL.

Titles currently handled for World sales include IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID (TIFF 09) , Australian thriller CACTUS (Starring and executive produced by Bryan Brown), Dragons and Tigers award nominated THE “THANK YOU” GIRLS.
Our Canadian theatrical division has released such acclaimed films as MARGARET CHO: I’M THE ONE THAT I WANT, OUTSOURCED, SORDID LIVES (For Here Films/Regent Releasing) THE GRAND (For Anchor Bay Canada), 70’s Psychedelic tribute VIVA, SXSW audience award winner DIRTY COUNTRY, Paul Cox’s NIJINSKY, Hot Docs jury award winner THE ENGLISH SURGEON, the Martin Scorsese produced LYMELIFE and Aviva Kempner’s YOO HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG.
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity attends festivals and markets like Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Tribeca, Toronto, Fantasia, Montreal World Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland, Hot Docs and many, many others.
Ryan Bruce Levey
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity
318 Rhodes Avenue
Toronto, ON M4L 3A3
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amy berg

Hi, There!
I am looking for an experienced UPM for a full length feature documentary that is about to go into production. Candidates must be very good at multi-tasking and have broad resources to get it done right for the right price.
Very important story with a great group of talented filmmakers.
Please send resumes to
Must be available close to immediately.

Corine Dhondee

Hi everyone. Great to be here. I'm hoping I can get your support. My recent doc is called The Queen's Suite. I'm currently raising the finishing funds on Kickstarter.

One comment on the doc is, 'The vid on Kickstarter is the most inspiring thing I have seen in all my adult life."

I've organised lots of great gifts from acknowledgments, online downloads, DVDs, photos, lunch with the UK's leading doc exec producer, a recording session at Premises Studios, one to one sessions in doc filmmaking and camera plus more. Pledges start from $3 (£2).

It's taken 18 months to make and it was done so without funding. It now needs funds for the online, dub and release of archive.

We have until the end of August to raise the funds. Here is the link. If you like what you see please do pledge and share it with your friends.

All About Jazz just published an article where you can find out more about how and why the doc was made.

Thanks for reading, Corine

Ann Husaini

Hi all,
We're trying to add to our deferred-pay team for what we hope will be a fascinating and unusual music documentary on 80's band DEVO. Thanks for your interest!

Please put "ASSISTANT EDITOR" in your subject line and include a resume.

This is the first feature documentary ever made about the seminal 80's
new wave band Devo. We are currently seeking a co-editor and two to
three assistants to join our post-production team.

Devo, broadly known for their hilarious inverted flower-pot hats and
hit song "Whip It", is also recognized by its fans and critics as a
darkly subversive group of conceptual artists. Their ideas and tight,
aggressive musicianship are completely original.

Devo's name comes from an elaborate theory concocted by members that
mankind is devolving. They use music, film, performance, costume, and
art to get their ideas across.

Its members grew up in the 60's -70's former rubber factory
towns of Akron, Ohio. They were art school kids, and formed the band
partially as a dadaist reaction to Vietnam and the shootings of
protesters at Kent State which involved their friends and acquaintances.

Discovered by Iggy Pop, they became hugely successful in the 80's,
declined, sold out, went into hiatus almost broke
up, and now have finally made a new album – the first in 20 years.

The band's leaders, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, have an odd
love/hate relationship that is a central story in the film. We have
open access to the band, and have interviews with them, Iggy Pop, Dave
Grohl and other rock notables, family members, and a crazy cast of
characters who surrounded them during their Ohio days. There is
amazing archival and present-day concert footage, verite footage, home
movies and present-day stuff shot by the cinematographers Lee Daniel

The film's theme could be loosely described as "what happens to an
artist's intense creative and political convictions as they get
older". We seek to combine traditional documentary method with
offbeat editorial styles and structuring to produce something that
reflects the craziness of the subject. Think Errol Morris' FAST CHEAP
AND OUT OF CONTROL. Devo now has a new album on Warner Brothers and
are touring. This band is well-loved enough and the film interesting
enough that we hope to garner strong festival
attention and conceivably a small theatrical release.

We have a quirky, fun team we hope you can be a part of. The
filmmaker/editor is Tony Pemberton. His first narrative feature, BEYOND THE OCEAN, went to Sundance and multiple international festivals. In
addition to Devo, he has a new narrative feature in the works which is
set in Russia and will be an international coproduction. The producer,
Roberta Friedman got her start with George Lucas on Star Wars and
Empire Strikes Back. Co-editor Ann Husaini has edited two highly
original feature documentaries, ALMA and CARNIVAL
ROOTS, which were both selected for Whitney Biennials and had wide
festival exposure, as well as multiple television projects for MTV and
other cable channels.

This film is a probono project. Hours will be tracked for deferred
payment. It does have strong investor interest, so we hope we can eventually offer pay, but cannot guarantee anything. Editing on AVID.
There is approximately 80 hours of footage. We have transcripts,
and need logging/organizational assistance and some synching. For editors, we are currently creating topical segments that we'll use to structure the first rough cut.

We'd like to give assists junior editorial opportunity – pulling nuggets they think are great, assembling string outs, and taking a first stab at rough cuts when possible. Please be able to offer either two days a week or a chunk of time a month.

Kevin OHanlon

We are looking for a grant writer/fundraiser to help raise funds for our world artists documentary series. Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised

We have NFP fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas and have a list of the 12 most likely sources of grant funding.

Below is the text from our recent fund raising entry on Kickstarter.

Kevin O'Hanlon is a gallery owner and filmmaker, originally from Dublin, now living in NYC. He's starting a nonprofit called FilmsOnArtists through which he will travel the globe to make documentaries about artists and the creative process.

The primary focus will be the artists' context as content, how they have been influenced by their environment, history and circumstances, and how they have uniquely channeled that experience in a positive and creative way. The films won't be about famous artists, but about spiritually and environmentally connected ones, ones who daily take random materials and refine them into artforms that educate and enlighten.

"Artists don't have a blueprint for what they do. No one has been where their mind is currently projecting. They look into a blank canvass and create a future that we will all ultimately inhabit. FilmsOnArtists will combine their experiences and report back from the creative front-lines to let us know what that future will look like."

O'Hanlon has made films of a dozen artists and art projects to date. Recent projects include a documentary of an orphanage in Cambodia, a woodcarver in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and two in Haiti. One of the Haiti films happened when Kevin went there to offer help following the earthquake and visited with orphans who had lost their home and school in the catastrophe. He joined forces with Life For The World and Haitian-American artist Richard Laurent and brought the kids 220 canvasses to paint. He filmed as these young artists created their very first paintings. From there, Kevin and Life For The World took that film and the art produced by the children and had an exhibition at his gallery in Chelsea. The money raised went to rebuild the demolished orphanage that is home to the young Haitian children. The Haitian childrens's project will continue to be supported by and reported on by FilmsOnArtists.

Says O'Hanlon: "This was one of those mutually abundant situations. We got to experience the mindset of these amazing children at a pivotal moment in their lives, while bringing so much joy to kids who had never held a paintbrush or seen a blank canvass before. The project empowered them, affirmed their artistic abilities and set them on a creative path to their own solution. They are Haiti's future, the generation who will rebuild."

An interactive website is being designed for FilmsOnArtists. The website will catalog the films and interconnect the lives of the artists that show up in FilmsOnArtists' documentaries with visitors of the site. Viewers will be able to engage more meaningfully in the project by perhaps choosing which geographic location thay are interested in or what type of art. A future feature of the site will allow the user to select a theme such as "hope", "curiosity" or "courage" and hear our global artists speak together on that theme.

We want to be a place where people can gain inspiration from every corner of the globe and connect to a global creative energy.

Please contact Kevin:

Marth Christensen

You should clear the "Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised" with your fiscal sponsor. They might have a problem with that... although that is exactly what they do, of course.