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A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
11:00am

Over half a million mothers have sent their sons to war since the
tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Some of them have supported their
child’s patriotic service and sacrifice with pride, while others have
condemned the war and its cause, angry at those responsible for
sending their loved ones across the world to fight. But all of these
mothers—regardless of their political sentiment or affiliation—share a
common connection: the unmistakable longing for their child’s safety
and the powerlessness they feel for an inability to protect and
shelter them any longer.

My Child: Mothers of War is a groundbreaking documentary that focuses
entirely on the mothers of our American Soldiers serving in Iraq.

No film has previously delved so deeply into the psyche of the mothers
whose children are serving their country. And through their
testimonies—discussing the disconcerting days and sleepless nights,
the ecstatic joy of a phone call or the exultation of a simple
e-mail—the stakes of sending our sons and daughters off to war are
redefined, as are their sacrifices. Mothers of varying backgrounds and
beliefs will have their experiences shared to expose the common thread
of motherhood and sacrifice that serves the backbone of this film.


MY CHILD
MOTHERS OF WAR

A groundbreaking documentary about American mothers sending their sons
to war!

Directed by
Angeliki Giannakopoulos

A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
11:00am

LAEMMLE’S FAIRFAX 3
7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
(on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and Beverly)
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket price: $20.00
Critics are saying:

Angeliki Giannakopoulos’s My Child: Mothers of War is an ingenious
piece of cinema because of its incredibly simple agenda: to tell
stories of war that we rarely hear, but that are the most common of all.
Terri Nocco, Co-Editor, Euphorix Magazine

Director Angeliki Giannakopoulos took painstaking care not to
politicize the movie. In an era when many documentaries are thinly
disguised polemics, Giannakopoulos tried to balance, frame for frame,
the mothers' political comments.
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle

Cut to baby pictures of these soldiers. Cut to White House briefings
about the escalating conflict in Iraq. Cut straight to your heart if
you have a child of your own.
Karen Hershenson, Contra Costa Times.

Ms. Giannakopoulos said: "America's heart is bleeding, and America's
heart is the moms of this country -- and they're going through a hard
time right now."
Rick DelVecchio, The Mercury News


TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND ON DVD MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND 2006
Log in to: WWW.MYCHILDTHEMOVIE.COM
Or call Human Revolution Entertainment at 818-728-0720
Erica Ginsberg
Host
GETTING THE RIGHTS RIGHT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COPYRIGHT,
PUBLIC DOMAIN, CREATIVE COMMONS, AND FAIR USE

Women in Film and Video-Washington DC and the Center for Social Media
at American University's School of Communication are co-sponsoring a
panel discussion next Wednesday, May 3.

Thinking about using archival or news footage in your documentary?
Wondering if a song playing in the background of your scene or a logo
on a character's T-shirt is included under Fair Use? Whether you are
a producer, director, researcher, or composer, this program will help
answer these questions:

How do I determine if something is copyrighted?
When can I claim Fair Use?
How do I find public domain materials?
How do I negotiate the best rate on archival footage?
When does it make sense to hire a professional researcher?
What do I need to think about when it comes to music?
How do I protect my own rights to my creative products?

SPEAKERS

Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media at
American University (which recently authored The Documentary
Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.)

Lauren Cardillo, an Emmy-Winning Producer who has worked on numerous
projects which have required non-original material for CNN,
Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, and the History Channel.

Bonnie Rowan, a professional researcher who specializes in finding
royalty-free footage at the National Archives.

Laura Possessky, a media and entertainment attorney with Gura and
Possessky, and a former member of WiFv's Board of Directors.

Dolly Turner, a music executive with Treasure Chest, Inc. who has led
seminars for musicians through the Writer's Block Party.


WHEN?
Wednesday, May 3
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-8:30 pm Program

WHERE?
American University
Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center - 3rd Floor
4400 Massachusetts Avenue (at Nebraska Avenue), NW
Washington, DC 20016

COST? Free to WIFV members and AU students with ID. $15 for all
others.

RSVP?
ADVANCE RSVP IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED SINCE SPACE IS LIMITED.
RSVP through the member-only section of WIFV's website
(http://www.wifv.org) or by sending an e-mail to exec@wifv.org.

More information at http://www.wifv.org
Karen Bernstein
Pro
Mobilus Media is looking for a color correct specialist and engineer
type familiar with FCPRO HD to do an in system finish on a documentary
about an Iraq War Vet named Tomas Young. Any suggestions? Please
respond here or telephone, 212-505-1165.

Karen
Erica Ginsberg
Host
DOCS IN PROGRESS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006 - WASHINGTON DC

Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series where documentary
filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public. Screenings
are followed up by a feedback session with the audience. Next
Wednesday night's screening will feature two films:

THE PREACHER AND THE POET by Dean Hamer
Reverend Willie Wilson created sparks when he delivered a graphic
sermon in his Washington DC church about the dangers of homosexuality
among African American teenagers. His sermon contrasts with the words
of poet Kenneth Morrison who delivers a lament and commentary on the
challenges of being young, black, and gay.

THE LAST COLONY by Rebecca Kingsley
The fight for democracy hits home in the capital of the United
States . A historic and personal look at Washington DC and how its
quest for self-determination intersects with issues of race, power,
and the constitutional balancing act between the federal and local
government.


WHEN? Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC). On corner of 21st and H Streets. Closest
Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking nearby.

COST? $5 suggested donation to defray screening expenses.

MORE INFORMATION? See our website at
<http://www.docsinprogress.org> or e-mail us at
contact@docsinprogress.org


This program is coordinated by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center of the George Washington University.
Erica Ginsberg
Host
ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON DC

Docs in Progress
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Docs in Progress is back, ready to offer you the latest in
provocative documentaries by local filmmakers. Best of all, you get
to see them at the near-finished stage and help the filmmakers figure
out how to make good films great. Come join us on Tuesday, July 11
to watch two new docs and to participate in the feedback sessions
with the filmmakers.

WHEN? Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Free neighborhood street parking after
6:30 pm. Garage parking across the street.

COST
$5 at the door
Advance tickets and subscription also available. See our website for
details.

THE FILMS

TUMAINI LETU(Our Hope) by Natalie Halpern (20 minutes)
In the villages of western Kenya, AIDS has robbed hundreds of
thousands of children of their parents. Three women face the
challenges of how to care for these orphans and help the next
generation have a chance at a better future.

BLACK DIAMONDS by Catherine Pancake (90 minutes)
How has a nation's appetite for cheap energy forced one of its most
enduring regions into a fight for survival? A look at how the debate
over underground and surface coal extraction impacts not only the
environment, but the Appalachian people whose lives have been
surrounded by mountains and coal.

Programs are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center at the George Washington University. Visit the
Docs in Progress website at <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
details.
Soo Hugh
Pro
FILM INDEPENDENT'S 2006 PRODUCERS LAB DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28,
2006

Film Independent is now accepting submissions for its annual Producers
Lab that will take place in Los Angeles during October and November
2006. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2006 (postmarked).
Sponsored by Technicolor, Film Independent's Producers Lab is an
intensive seven-week program designed to help filmmakers working in
both fiction and documentary develop skills as creative independent
producers. Lab fellows develop a strategy and formal action plan for
bringing their projects to fruition -including a budget, schedule, and
business plan. Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established
producers, directors, and other industry professionals who act as
advisors to them on their specific projects.

A maximum of ten producers are accepted into the program each year.
Some projects that have gone through the Labs are the following: So
Yong Kim's Sundance-winning film, In Between Days; Jessica Sanders'
After Innocence, short listed for the Academy Awards' documentary
category; Andrea Millers' Dark Matter, currently in production with
Val Kilmer and Meryl Streep; Scott Prendergast's Kabluey, currently in
production with Lisa Kudrow; Dana Jackson's Park starring Billy
Baldwin; Mora Stephens and Joel Stephens' Conventioneers, winner of an
Independent Spirit Award; Ted Kroeber's American Gun recently released
by IFC Films.

Past instructors include Effie Brown (In the Cut), Eric D'arbeloff
(Lovely and Amazing), Alison Dickey (Piggie), Matthew Greenfield (The
Good Girl), Jasmine Kosovic (D.E.B.S.), and Shelby Stone (Lackawanna
Blues). Past guest speakers include Craig Emanuel, Debra Grieco,
Midge Sanford, Peggy Rajski, Laurie Parker, Ron Yerxa, among others.
For an application or more information, go to

http://www.filmindependent.org/index.php/talent_development/
producers_labs

For more information, please contact Soo Hugh, 310.432.1275, or email
shugh@filmindependent.org
Kris Samuelson
Pro
Assistant Professor, Documentary Film and Video Production
Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art &
Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the
field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is
expected to begin September 1, 2007.

The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the
M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video and at the
undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program.
Candidates will be expected to teach a range of core courses in
both documentary production and studies. The production sequence
includes research, conceptualization, producing, directing,
cinematography, sound, and editing of non-fiction media. The
successful applicant will be encouraged to develop studies courses
that explore the history and theory of documentary. The Program
welcomes applicants who are filmmakers with significant experience
teaching beginning and advanced production students.

Applicants must have a completed MFA or Ph.D. Please send a
letter of application with a statement that details the direction
of your creative work, a description of your approach to teaching,
a CV, a DVD or VHS of recent productions, and a list of three
referees to Chair, Search Committee in Documentary Film and Video
Production, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018.

Deadline: November 14, 2006.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer.
Steve Holmes
Pro
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Karen Bernstein
Pro
Hi everyone! I am looking for suggestions for a good documentary film
composer to work mid September early October. Suggestions? Call
917-856-2027
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