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Scott Peehl
Pro
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Lambert House Benefit Screening

Please join Filmingk at a special Seattle screening
of Mindflank to benefit Lambert House of Capitol Hill.

What: Mindflank Screening
When: 7:30pm Friday - November 7, 2003
Where: Central Cinema - 1411 21st Ave. (at 21st & Union)
How much: $5

Proceeds of the screening will go to Lambert House, a center for Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth and their allies that
encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and
life skills.  Further info is available online at www.lamberthouse.org

Mindflank (60 min.)

What do a hip hop producer, a kid who does naked comedy, terrorists, and
faith healing have to do with each other? Find out in Mindflank, the true story
of a year in the life of 23 year old Te Devan "Rocketman" Kurzweil.  He is a
strange mix of Abbie Hoffman activism and Andy Kauffman who hit the streets
of New York last year to fulfill his dream of being a rap star. Soon after 9.11.01
Te discovered he had the ability to take away people's pain without touching
them. This 6'7 Jewish kid from New Jersey spends his spare time fighting
terrorists, healing on the streets and entertaining people with his naked
comedy (as seen recently on the Ricki Lake Show). Although his mission in
life is to mess with people's heads and wake them up from their consumption
induced coma, he maintains that his healing powers are genuine. He
continues to heal people anywhere and everywhere he goes.

Further info, pics and clips are online at www.filmingk.com
Hans Bonato
Pro
A planet of pure rock* A planet for you to enjoy the adventure*

PLANET FREY

A refuge for the mountain culture in the Argentine Patagonian Andes

The Film

Planet Frey is the chronicle of the discovery of a very small universe, with a very particular set of characteristics, at the center of which we find the mountain hut Emilio Frey. It is here, in this small planet of granite towers and needles, that we become fully aware of the traditional Patagonian mountain culture. Climbers find in Frey an ideal setting for rock climbing, which is one of its main attractions. The filmmakers go slowly discovering the environment, and in doing so, they begin climbing and end up by feeling the challenge in their own skin whilst attempting some of the main summits in the area. Planeta Frey is visually majestic, with an agile edition and excellent music it is virtually a celebration and invites the spectator to enjoy the mountain.

The Company

DOCSUR is a new independent production company; the first one of its kind in Patagonia. The whole idea behind the company when it was formed was to contribute in the propagation of information and images of this vast, mysterious and virginal region of the planet, with the belief that the broadcast of its natural resources and riches, full of breathtaking contrasts, was the best way to contribute with the full appreciation and preservation of the region. The company*s members and professional crew, all fully identified with their native land, work hard to offer to the world high quality products, that represent as well the infinite diversity of contents found in this territory. Patagonia harbors exquisite manifestations of nature, adventure, mystery, history, science and culture, and the world must have a chance to get to know them.

For more information and trailers visit www.docsur.com

Doug Block
Host
Sounds interesting, Hans. Thanks for posting.

Haven't seen Mindflank so can't comment, but I have seen Power Trip.
Highly recommended!
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Calling all flexible and friendly Philadelphians...

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Does anybody have a favorite d.p., sound person, and/or production
assistant
in the Philadelphia area? I'm looking for a good eye, and lovely
hand-held,
verite-style shooting. A flexible and friendly personality also a
plus!

Thanks for any suggestions!
Best,
Wynette Yao
Producer/Director
Singing Cat Productions
1527 Corcoran Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel. 202-483-0031
E-mail: wynetteyao@earthlink.net
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Please respond directly to Court TV by faxing your info to the number
given below. Good luck!

Court TV in NYC has fulltime position openings for PA's. They have
two positions open and are looking for highly organized, self-
motivated individuals with a demonstrated background or interest in
documentaries and long-form non-fiction series. Their PAs help manage
the day to day production process and deliverable schedules of their
more than 150 episodes of new documentary programs each year. This
involves organizing critical documents and serving as a liaison
between Court TV and outside producers. There is also the opportunity
to research story ideas and screen and log material for our in-house
documentary projects.

Duties also include some administrative tasks, such as assisting the
senior staff with travel, expenses, meeting organization and phone
messages.

The ideal candidate will have a college degree and at least some
experience in a related field, such as journalism, television, or
film. Computer literacy and the ability to multitask are also
requirements

To apply fax your resume to 240.337.8569
Nina Gilden Seavey
Pro
The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at George Washington
University is looking for either one or two instructors in
camera/lighting/sound and Avid editing for the spring semester. The
most intensive time for teaching for the technical portion of the
program is in March and April. For more information about the
Documentary Center and this program, go to www.gwu.edu/doccenter and
click on the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking link.

Pay is competitive for academic salaries. To submit a resume, either
send it to seavey@gwu.edu or fax to (202) 994-5806.
Ben Kempas
Pro
From the Documentary Filmmakers Group:

There are still places available on this Saturday's Production
Management Course, focusing on scheduling and budgeting, music rights,
use of archive and stills, health and safety, release forms, booking
crews, setting up a shoot, shot listing, transcripts, translations,
insurance, final financial matters, post production and delivery

9.45am in Brixton.

Call 020 7428 0882 NOW to book one of the final places!

Our tutor LINDA STRADLING... is a well-established and experienced
Production Manager with a broad knowledge of budget preparation and
negotiating, credit control, setting up systems and personnel
contracts - right through to production supervision and delivery. She
started out working as a production secretary in the Features and
Current Affairs department at LWT and moved on to become a freelance
Production Manager making social history documentaries for Channel 4,
a Dispatches on El Salvador and a doc for Granada which was nominated
for a BAFTA. Her subsequent work for Channel Four, BBC, Discovery
Channel and National Geographic amongst others has included several
series, docu-dramas, live studio shows, and current affairs programmes
including a BAFTA nominated (Originality) EQUINOX drama/doc for
Channel 4 and the first YOU DECIDE series with Jeremy Paxman.
Ben Kempas
Pro
From Discovery Campus:

APPLY NOW for the Discovery Campus Masterschool 2004 - a unique
European master class for documentary professionals and up-and-coming
talents.

Application Deadline: 28th November 2003

> Develop your documentary project for an international audience >
Get intensive tutoring from international experts > Take part in four
effective, practically orientated workshops > Discover the strategies
of international production and distribution companies > Enter the
network of European non-fiction professionals > Meet European and
North-American decision makers and get your documentary produced

More info at <http://www.discovery-campus.
de/english/specials/programme1.html
>
Lorenzo Meccoli
Pro
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please, join me for the world premiere
of an independent documentary on the
voices of dissent in the Bush's America.

"XXI CENTURY"
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY
FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 2003
November 21 from 10 am to 6:30 pm
November 24 from 12 pm-noon to 8:15 pm
At City Theatre * City 3
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 13-25

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Lorenzo Meccoli
Deleted User
Fan
Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that my doc THE BACKYARD
(www.thebackyardfilm.com) was released today on DVD in the
USA and Canada via Image Entertainment.

Very Best,

Paul Hough
Director
THE BACKYARD
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