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Paul Devlin
Pro
"A riveting documentary... Intelligent, revealing and sometimes hilarious."         --  Christian Science Monitor     Power Trip continues its US theatrical run in March with openings in Houston, San Antonio, Sacramento, San Diego and Ann Arbor.   The premiere of Power Trip in Tbilisi, Georgia (where it was shot) was a great success, generating huge buzz with print and TV coverage. The sold-out screening in Tbilisi's largest theater was attended by many of the city's luminaries, including Georgia's new First Lady.   Power Trip had a special screening this month for the World Bank's annual Energy Conference in Washington DC, where the movie had significant impact  and sparked thoughtful debate about how development lending policies might be improved.   There have been other opportunities for special screenings and we are seeking more.  Please let us know if you have suggestions.   And please spread the word about the upcoming  March screenings below. More info at www.powertripthemovie.com/screenings.html      March

BROADCAST: SVT, Sweden
4 March, 10PM

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
6 March

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
8 March

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
12-14 March

Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX
12-18 March

Bijou at Crossroads, San Antonio, TX
12-18 March

Yer ba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
12 March, 7:30PM

Inter national House, Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
14 March, 7PM

The Olympion Cinema Complex, Greece
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
15-21 March

Tower Cinema, Sacramento, CA
19-25 March

Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC
Enviromental Film Festival
23 March, 3:00PM

Madstone Hazard Center Cinema, San Diego, CA
26 March - 1 April

Madstone Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
26 March - 1 April

(April dates still to come...)     ***2004 Independent Spirit Award Nominee*** Best Documentary   *** 2003 Award Winner **** Berlin Film Festival Florida Film Festival Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival Transparency International Film Festival Port Townsend, WA Film Festival Red Bank, NJ Film Festival Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany    More info at www.powertripthemovie.com.   Thanks for all your support.  

Jonathan Robinson
Pro
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

a film by Jonathan Robinson

2 upcoming New York screenings:

Tuesday, March 16th THE NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY CENTER*S "DOCSHOP" THE PIONEER THEATER 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A) New York City 212.254.3300 www.docfest.org/docshop.html PIZZA & BEER Reception at 7:00 PM Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at 8:00pm To reserve tickets, please call 212.668.1575. Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 15th. Reserved tickets must be claimed by 7:30 PM on the night of the screening.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL presents: CREATIVELY SPEAKING 2004 Aaron Davis Hall City College of New York between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue To reserve tickets, please call 212-650-7100 For more information, www.aarondavishall.org/ecards/04ff/ecard2.htm

EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

synopsis

An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, and storytelling, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967). The film traces Thomas* path from childhood to manhood in New York City*s Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, from the 1930's through the 1960*s - his parents* immigrant experience, home life during the Great Depression, membership in barrio youth gangs, his struggle to come to terms with his mixed-racial identity, travels as a teen-age merchant marine, his heroin addiction, his notorious armed robbery of a Greenwich Village nightclub, his six years spent in prison, and his emergence as a writer. Thomas* coming-of-age story is counter-pointed with dramatizations, spoken word poetry performance sequences, and verité scenes of his on-going work of forty-five years as an educator and activist empowering marginalized and incarcerated youths. A stylized, genre-spanning production, Every Child is Born a Poet includes a spellbinding collage of rare archival film footage, still photographs and provocative mixed-media artwork, as it examines Thomas* use of creative expression as a means of confronting poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Pulsating with an original Latin Jazz score, Every Child is Born a Poet is a riveting portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery, and transformation.

* Winner of the OPERA PRIMA AWARD at the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Nominee for DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD 2003 by the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (IDA)

* Finalist for the SILVER WOLF AWARD at the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (IDFA) 2003

* Official U.S. Selection for INPUT 2004, Barcelona, Spain

www.everychildisbornapoet.com

Erica Ginsberg
Host
This is a radio job, but might be of interest to some D-Worders who
also have radio experience. Even if you are not interested in the
job, they also accept freelance program submissions. Check out their
website for guidelines.

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The National Radio Project (NRP), producer of the weekly show Making
Contact, seeks a highly motivated individual with strong radio
production and journalism skills to join our team as a full-time
Associate Producer.

NRP, a 10-year old, non-profit, independent media group, is
committed to high quality reporting on critical issues while
highlighting voices, perspectives, and solutions not often heard in
mass media. “Making Contact” is currently aired by 160 radio stations
in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and Indonesia. For more
information, please our website at radioproject.org.


The Associate Producer reports to and works directly with the
National Radio Project's Director of Production and Training. This
is a detail-oriented job that requires both strong radio production
skills and administrative skills. The Associate Producer’s primary
responsibility is to mix and package the “Making Contact” weekly show.

Responsibilities and tasks include:

Mixing the weekly show, editing audio, arranging interviews,
researching, writing show scripts, and mixing and engineering
reporters’ segments.

Overseeing the weekly post-production checklist: creating show
documents, converting audio for the web, and burning cds.
Coordinating weekly mailings to radio stations with NRP's
administrative department. Managing archival materials and supplies.

Recording, writing, editing, narrating, and mixing in-house segments
on a regular basis.

Working with the Director of Production and Training in the framing
and coordination of “Making Contact” shows.

Assist the Director of Production and Training in the supervision and
development of interns and volunteers.

Qualifications:

* At least two-years experience working in the field of radio
journalism
* Able to work under deadline pressure
* Excellent writing, interviewing, and oral communication skills
* Solid computer and digital audio editing skills
* Strong analysis of policy and current affairs

Considered a plus:

* Ability to speak languages in addition to English
* Familiarity with community-based organizations

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2004, no later than 5 p.m..
Expected start date, May 1st. Salary: $32-35K, depending on
experience, plus benefits, including health.

Send via POSTAL MAIL a cover letter, resume, 3 references, radio
script writing sample, and an audio sample of your work (CD or
cassette) to Director of Production and Training Aimee Pomerleau.
1714 Franklin Street, #100-251, Oakland, CA 94612, NO PHONE CALLS,
please.

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Aimee Pomerleau, Director of Production and Training
National Radio Project/Making Contact
http://www.radioproject.org
Angela Alston
Pro
Directing Actors for Film w/ Adrienne Weiss in NYC

An Intro to the Foundation Workshop: 8 Essential Tools for Getting
Great Performances from Actors

Oliver Stone says: "Take a class with her!"

This April Adrienne Weiss brings her unique directing approach to
CineWomen NY in a special one-day format. With this craft-based
approach, you'll learn how to get consistently fresh, natural
performances from your actors while realizing the directorial vision
for your film.

The morning session introduces the practical concepts that are the
hallmarks of Adrienne's work. In the afternoon, participants will
apply the concepts, analyzing scenes, and working with actors.
Students may bring scripts; one or two will be chosen to use in the
workshop. Registration is limited to 30.

Participants in this CineWomen NY workshop can enroll in Adrienne's
full two-weekend intensive at the discounted rate of $550 (saving
$100). The next NYC intensive begins on the evening of April 21 and
continues on the weekends of April 24 and May 1.

DATES: Sat., April 17 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Shambhala
Meditation Center, 118 W. 22nd St., bwtn 6th & 7th aves. TRAINS: F,
1/9, C/E, R/W

COST for Early Registration (before Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members:
$70; General public: $115

COST for Late Registration (after Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members: $80;
General public: $130. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

To register or for more info: http://www.cinewomenny.org/events.html
workshops@cinewomenny.org

Adrienne Weiss has led private directing, acting and writing
workshops since 1997. Adrienne now also coaches directors
individually. She is currently working with director David Jacobson on
the set of Down in the Valley. The cast includes Ed Norton, Ellen
Burstyn, David Morse, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Angela Alston
Pro
AIVF presents

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary
Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D-Word member

Sat., April 24, 10am-5:30pm, in NYC

A full-day experiential hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers, editors & composers

Stuck in the cutting room? Or maybe you've got lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? A solid structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a narrative film. With hands-on exercises and analysis of films, this workshop can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions true to your documentary's style. If you like, bring your work-in- progress (notrequired to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St., NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
Cost: $95 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID;
$115 General Public
$115 workshop pass with Trailer Mechanics registration (offered May 1 in 2 sessions)

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

For a map visit http://www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.

Angela Alston
Pro
AIVF presents

Trailer Mechanics:
How to Make Your Fundraising Trailer

Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi,
Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D- Word member

Sat., May 1, in NYC Two sessions: 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm -- choose one

"Can I see your trailer?"

Let's face it, a trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Trailer Mechanics is a three-hour workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors on building a short trailer/demo of a documentary film. We'll consider principles of narrative structure and screen and analyze different trailers, including those of workshop participants. If you like, bring your footage -- raw or cut -- for discussion (not required to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Cost: $50 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID; < br>$60 General Public
$115 Workshop Pass with Doctoring Your Doc registration (offered Apr. 24)
Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St, NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
For a map visit http:// www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html
Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

Note: previously offered in the fall, this workshop is now offered in the spring only.

Jonathan Robinson
Pro
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET:
THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS
on Independent Lens

Come watch the PBS television broadcast premier
with special guest poets LIVE!!! at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
featuring Lemon (Def Jam Poetry on Broadway), Nancy Mercado
(It Concerns The Madness), Farbeon (Collective Memory), and others.

Tuesday APRIL 6TH @ 10:00 PM $6
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery Street in Manhattan
For more information & directions:
www.bowerypoetry.com
212.614.0505

Or if you can't make it, watch it at home on
Thirteen/WNET New York City
Tuesday APRIL 6TH 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Friday APRIL 9TH 2004 @ 12:30 AM

For more details and broadcast information for other cities,
check out: www.pbs.org/independentlens/everychildisbornapoet
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Fan
san francisco based feature length documentary, already in production needs
experienced, motivated production manager/associate producer. should also
have work/experience with final cut pro 4.
responsibilites will include managing complicated logistics of shooting
schedule, budget and crew as well as digitizing & logging extensive footage
(all digitial). also ability to draw from local resources for manpower and
troubleshooting. effective research and communication skills a must.
please email resume to
ericsteel@mac.com
Marilyn Perez
Pro
DON'T MISS..........WAY OF STORY --APRIL 24 & 25TH
..............W/ Cathrine Ann Jones
........(The Craft and Soul of Writing)
Here at last is a professional writer teaching writing, not from
theory alone, but
from hard practice. This experiential workshop offers a balance
of solid craft with
intuitive skills and expect to be writing during the two days.

Writing can be a healing function for both author & audience. The
transformation
of good writing depends on making it ones own from within.

* *For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including
plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* *Seven Steps to Story Structure
* *Create memorable characters & dialogue
* *Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story

http://www.wayofstory.com
Where:Kiva, 309 Canal Street, 5th Floor by Broadway
When: April 24-25, 2004 (Sat-Sun: 10-4 p.m.)
Contact: Marilyn Perez 212.353-1111
Cost: $275. pre-registered and $300. the day of workshop
Email: studio1101@earthlink.net

CATHRINE ANN JONES is an award-winning playwright &
screenwriter whose films
include UNLIKELY ANGEL (Dolly Parton), THE CHRISTMAS
WIFE (Jason Robards), and
the television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. She co-wrote
the independent film, Angel
Passing(Hume Cronyn/Calista Flockhart), which played at
Sundance then garnered fifteen
awards both in America and abroad. As a New York playwright,
ten plays were produced
both in and out of New York City as well as several articles and
short stories.
She has served on the writing faculty at The New School, UCLA,
and the Esalen
Institute. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India and winner of the
National Endowment
for the Arts Award, Ms. Jones, also teaches in the Psyche and
Sacred Seminars at
Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Ojai, works as a story
and script consultant,
and lectures internationally.

From NY Times interview with Cathrine Ann Jones:

" We've become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in
order
to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world
of intuition
and feeling."


Comments about writing
Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful
talentâ?�nothing is more
*rare in my opinion. Norman Mailer, novelist

Cathrine Ann Jones is an important writer and has an
extraordinary power.
******- Julie Harris, actress

DON'T MISS HER SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL!

"the more the more profound...."
Erica Ginsberg
Host
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...

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Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

WHEN?
Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

MORE INFORMATION
About the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com
About the L.A. screening:
http://www.crucibleofwar.com/la_press_release.htm
About the festival: http://www.artivistfilmfestival.org
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