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Please don't double post, Jessica – see my note in the other Topic.
I am in Cairo for another two weeks shooting for my project "Egypt: Profiles of a Modern Revolution." It is only my second project as a documentary filmmaker. The project has been sponsored by a non-profit journalism org out of seattle called the Common Language Project. They have enabled supporters of the project to make a tax-deductible donation through their website. Please, if you have an interest in Cairo, Egypt, The Arab Spring, or the progress of the Arab world in general, please help out in any way you can, whether it be sharing our links with others, or by providing a donation. Also, you can follow the progress of the production at my blog. Good luck to all indy filmmakers out there and thanks for any support!
Project page link: http://clpmag.org/article.php?article=Support-Egypt-Revolution_00317
Blog link: http://dashwrite.wordpress.com/about/
DocuClub in September!
Our July DocuClub will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of ZIPPER by Amy Nicholson. On a small rented lot in Coney Island, Eddie Miranda proudly operates a 38-year old contraption called the Zipper. When the property is sold, Eddie becomes the victim of a power struggle between an opportunistic developer and the City of New York over the future of the famous amusement park. A story about politics, greed, land use and public policy, ZIPPER chronicles a critical period in Coney Islandâ€™s history and examines the impact of economic development on an American icon.
Director/Producer Amy Nicholson's first non-fiction film, BEAUTY SCHOOL, a wry portrait of the New York School of dog grooming, premiered at Hot Docs in 2002 and aired on PBS and the Documentary Channel. Her following documentary, MUSKRAT LOVELY, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and went on to screen at Silverdocs, the Florida Film Festival, and Brooklyn International, among others. It was also broadcast nationally on the 2007 season of Independent Lens. She has also directed several commercial projects and consults as an advertising creative director. ZIPPER is her third film.
Co-Editor Jonah Moran has edited the award-wining Sundance Channel series ICONOCLASTS with director Joe Berlinger, and the ambitious Discovery Channel series SAN QUENTIN FILM SCHOOL, with Bruce Synofsky. Co-Editor John Young is commercial editor at Homestead Editorial. A graduate of Tisch School of the Arts, he has cut 30-second spots for major multinational advertising clients like MTV, ESPN, Chevrolet, Lâ€™Oreal, Reeseâ€™s and Verizon Wireless (â€œCan you hear me now?â€). His most recent work includes campaigns for Dell, the NHL, Project (RED) and Nationwide Insurance. Johnâ€™s feature film credits include the Parker Cross comedy Fortunes, and the documentary feature MUSKRAT LOVELY.
Assistant Producer Katy Jacobs graduated from New York Universityâ€™s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in 2009. In addition to her duties with ZIPPER , she is an Associate Producer to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Alice Elliott, director of TTHE COLLECTOR OF BEDFORD STREET. Jacobs has assisted with programming and operations for several film festivals including Brooklyn International, Rural Route Film Festival and DOC NYC. She also serves as the Director of Educational Distribution at VSM Productions and is a member of the New York Film & Video Council.
Our moderator will be Fernanda Rossi. Internationally-renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award nomineesÂ® THE GARDEN, by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and RECYCLED LIFE by Leslie Iwerks. She has also consulted on hundreds of trailers, many of which received funding from ITVS, NYSCA and NFB. She is the author of "Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo." For more info on Rossi, please go to: www.documentarydoctor.com.
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Looking for an outgoing production assistant for a one day gig this thursday night in Houston. Please email me offline if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking a skilled Mongolian to English translator, preferably in New York City, to translated raw interview footage. Any leads appreciated: beth(at)fivespotfilms(dot)com. Thanks!
Docs In Progress Screening This Wednesday Night, September 14 (DC area)
This work-in-progress screening provides an opportunity for local and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback. After screening each film, facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.
LIFE AS A COLLAGE (22 minute rough cut)
by Sitar Arts Center Students
Tim Gabelâ€™s classes in Landscape Painting and Collage brought generations of families together through art at Washington DCâ€™s Sitar Arts Center. As Gabel faces liver cancer, a group of students participating in a Meridian Hill Pictures video production class document the life and legacy of a beloved artist and teacher.
OUT FOR GOOD (19 minute rough cut)
by Nico Columbant
Eddie Ellis spent 15 years in prison, most of them in supermax. Now a â€œhomecomerâ€ returning to Washington DC, Ellis is trying to do the best he can to help himself, former prisoners and current prisoners, as well as society in general avoid the prison curse.
Suggested Donation: $10. At the door. Cash only. No advance tickets or RSVP required.
This program is organized by Docs In Progress, a non-profit documentary film organization. Special thanks to the Writer's Center for sponsoring the venue for this program. This program is also made possible through support from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland Humanities Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council.