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Doug Block
Host
this is the right topic, indeed, hanna. thanks for posting this.
Amy King
Pro
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT NPR - VIDEO PRODUCER
This looks like an amazing opportunity!
NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer and filmmaker with
passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented
team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and
information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that
translate NPR’s signature style of in-depth storytelling and journalism
to a new medium. This is a full-time union position in Washington, DC.
http://mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=54574&c=mbeajob
Michelle Coe
Pro
Howdy Makers,

I wanted to let everyone know about our NYC Filmmaker Workshops (now
through the end of May). We actually have a great one on digital
downloads and internet outreach coming up next week. Details below.
D-Word members can register at the discounted rate.

Web 2.0: Downloads and Digital Distribution
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: WMM’s office: 462 Broadway (between Broome and Grand in SoHo)

Web and online outreach experts Rick Bolton (filmfresh.com), Vanessa
Arteaga (jaman.com), and DEADLINE producer Katy Chevigny (Arts
Engine) will discuss new ways to utilize the internet to share your
film and reach a global online community. Moderated by WMM's Debra
Zimmerman.

For complete details and registration:
http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/workshops_registration.shtml

Hope to see you!

cheers,

michelle coe
Agnes Varnum
Pro
If you have some energy after Tribeca!
Screening announcement:

LOOKING FOR AN ICON Opens at Film Forum, May 9!
Tickets are available now for the upcoming limited engagement of
LOOKING FOR AN ICON screening with THE DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME (El Dia Que
Me Quieras). Both films examine the significance, from historical to
emotional, behind iconic photographs of the last century. CBC News
said of ICON, "Much more than the story of four photographs... It is
also an exploration of the meaning and importance of photojournalism
itself." The two-week run begins on May 9 at New York City's Film Forum.

Times, tickets and directions plus more on the films:
<http://www.filmforum.org/films/looking.html>
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Docs in Progress presents in Washington DC...

TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12

More info in next hidden posting.
Erica Ginsberg
Host
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Docs in Progress presents in Washington DC...

TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12

If you are a documentary filmmaker, at some point, you are going to
need to make a trailer for your film...especially if you are trying
to raise funds. Nobody knows more about the ins and outs of trailers
than story consultant Fernanda Rossi, who will be coming to
Washington DC as a special guest of Docs in Progress.

Also known as "The Documentary Doctor," Rossi has doctored over 150
documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including
this year's Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.

This day-long seminar will help documentary producers, directors,
writers and editors:


* Learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers.
* Uncover the most common mistakes filmmakers make when making their
trailers.
* Think about the purpose of trailers in a whole new way.
* See and discuss case studies of trailers before and after doctoring
and (in the best Docs in Progress tradition!) get and give feedback
on several participants' trailers.

WHEN?
Saturday, May 12, 2007
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Jack Morton Auditorium
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC

COST?
Earlybird Registration (through Friday, May 4): $125 ($110 for Docs
in Progress alumni, members of Women in Film and Video-DC, and
fulltime students with ID)

Regular registration (after Friday, May 4): $150 ($125 for discounted
groups noted above)

The registration fee includes attendance at the workshop, handouts,
and a coffee/snack break. Time will be included for participants to
have lunch on your own.

Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended.

For more information, visit our website:
<http://www.docsinprogress.org/trailer_mechanics.htm>
Online registration:
<http://www.documentarydoctor.com/updatestuff/moreinfoDC.html>

Special thanks to The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University and VER - Video Equipment Rentals.


Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg
Docs in Progress
<http://www.docsinprogress.org>
Landon Van Soest
Pro
Introducing the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

Join us for the first meeting of the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE at
Ad Hoc Art Space Tuesday May 29, at 7 p.m. Come enjoy beer and wine,
meet fellow filmmakers, and learn more about the collective’s upcoming
season.

BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE is a group dedicated to creating and
advancing an active filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York. The
collective focuses on weekly peer workshops where members present
their works-in-progress and receive feedback, support, and ideas from
other group members. Films and videos created by BFC members are
promoted and marketed through special screenings at film festivals,
broadcast, galleries and theatrical outlets.

For more information, please visit our website:
www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com.

Directions: Ad Hoc is located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive
coffee shop and Brooklyn’s Natural grocery. It is one short block from
the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the “L” train. The
front is painted red, you can’t miss it. For more info, visit their
website at: www.adhocart.org
Mohammed Naqvi
Pro
I just wanted to promote the screening of my film "Shame" which
airs on Showtime May 31st at 9PM. Hope some of you get to see it.
Thanks!
Mo

SHAME-
This stunning documentary tells the true story of international
human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-
raped and publicly shamed in her village, but used her trauma to
spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal
conflict and government mismanagement.

Selected FIlm Festival's Official Selection:

Toronto International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
AFI Fest

Winner at Full Frame Festival and Chicago Doc Festival.

PREMIERS MAY 31st, 2007 on Showtime

Showtime May 31 9:00 PM
Showtime Too Jun 3 8:00 PM
Showtime Jun 6 6:15 PM
Showtime Jun 11 6:30 PM
Showtime Too Jun 12 5:55 PM

Here is the MySpace page for the film:
http://www.myspace.com/shamefilm

Here is the trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Uh7a8nt8w

Here is the official film announcement on Showtime's website:
http://www.sho.com/site/movies/home.do?source=shocom_nav
Senain Kheshgi
Pro
We are seeking an Outreach Director for our PBS/Sundance funded
documentary film, PROJECT KASHMIR.

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR
– a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends
from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and
find their friendship tested over deeply rooted religious biases they
never had to face in the US. PROJECT KASHMIR explores war between
countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of
young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the
most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth – Kashmir.

The goal of the PROJECT KASHMIR outreach strategy is to create
awareness and increase understanding of the conflict in Kashmir; to
generate interfaith dialogues in the United States and to encourage
communities to become active in organizations working to promote
conflict resolution, religious tolerance and peace building in regions
of conflict, especially Kashmir.

The Digital/Online Marketing & Outreach Director will work closely
with director/producers Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel to develop and
implement online PR, advocacy, and release strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Develop and implement online PR and content strategy for PROJECT
KASHMIR Campaign to amplify our reach online and to grow our e-
subscriber list ?

o Coordinate and e-produce house parties around the world.
o Research and implement web-based PR and marketing activities
including blogs, tagging, social networking, viral marketing, search
engine marketing, text messaging and other forms of electronic
communications.?

o Monitoring blogs and Web sites (South Asian, Conflict Resolution,
film, faith, human rights/social change etc.) to identify
opportunities for PROJECT KASHMIR campaign.?

o Update and maintain PROJECT KASHMIR presence on social networking
sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.?

o Develop new Web and organizational partnerships to publicize PROJECT
KASHMIR campaign - link exchanges with other sites, mailing lists,
website discussion areas, online newsletters, web press, etc.?

o Oversee Web site administration including attracting more user-
contributed content, updating sections of the Web site and overseeing
the upload of videos ?

o Create and send email newsletter ?

o Manage email database ?

o Set up affiliate marketing relationships and liaison with DVD
distributor and fulfillment house

o Evaluate and report on the popularity and effectiveness of the
campaign and Web site traffic?

o Additional duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have:?

o Enthusiasm and passion for PROJECT KASHMIR, the issues at its core,
and spreading the message around the world.?

o Interest in online engagement, public interest advocacy or
campaigns, film, as well as experience in an Internet or web-based
role, including online organizing, Web site development, implementing
online campaigns, online PR, blogger outreach.
?
o Familiarity with Kashmiri, Indian, Pakistani, Hindu, Muslim
communities is a bonus.

o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel),
web publishing tools, as well as Internet research skills?

o Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines

o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
written format, with staff, media and external partners
START DATE: July?

TYPE OF POSITION: This is likely a eight-month part-time position but
could be longer (beginning with a trial period)?

LOCATION: ideally LA or NYC but not necessarily?

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you would like to work
on this project, and contact info for three references to

Senain@dishoompix.com
Amy King
Pro
Hey D-Worders - don't miss out on SILVERDOCS 2007! It starts next
Tuesday, June 12!
We can offer the AFI member pass discount to D-Word members - just
email Registration@SILVERDOCS.com and Violette will give you the
discount code.

SILVERDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE
June 13-16
An unprecedented gathering of filmmakers, documentary private and
public media, distributors, commissioning editors, media innovators,
and the philanthropic community.

2007 FEATURED PANEL STRANDS AND WORKSHOPS:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Ted Leonsis, philanthropist, new media innovator
and film producer

“FILMANTHROPY”— A NEW WAVE OF ACTIVE MEDIA ALLIANCES
Explore links between filmmakers, non-profits, NGO’s and
philanthropists with principals from ACE: Animal Content in
Entertainment, Active Voice, Amnesty International, Arts Engine,
Center for Social Media, Ford Foundation, Global Fund for Children,
Global Giving, The John D. and Catherine T. MaArthur Foundation,
OneWorld, Participant Productions, Shine Global, The Sundance
Institute Documentary Fund, WITNESS, Symetra and more.

FUTURE OF REAL 2.0— RIGHTS, READINESS & REVENUES
Web 2.0 and the expanding interactive on-line world: What cutting edge
tools does every filmmaker need and where is the money? Join
executives from AOL True Stories, Amazon/Customflix, Jaman, Joost,
NETFLIX, Open Media Network and Revver.

US PUBLIC TELEVISION—A HANDS-ON GUIDE
Join executives from PBS, CPB, ITVS, LinkTV, APT, NETA, National
Minority Consortia, and producing stations, along with commissioning
editors from P.O.V., WideAngle, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and
INDEPENDENT LENS as they explain the ins and outs of public
television.

INSIDE DISCOVERY
Get the inside scoop on commissioning and programming priorities from
top development and production executives at Discovery Channel, TLC,
Animal Planet, Discovery Studios, Discovery HD Theater and Discovery
PlanetGreen.

THE BROADCAST SCENE: Hear what ARTE-France, BBC, Discovery, The
Documentary Channel, Canada, HBO, National Geographic, PBS, Sundance
Channel, YLE have to say about the future of documentaries on
television.

Plus:

•*Project Greencode: Rising to the Challenge of Eco-Ethical
Production
•*Creating a Fundraising Blueprint with Debra Zimmerman, Women Make
Movies
•*ACE: Animal Content in Entertainment Pitch for $10,000
•*SILVER SESSIONS: small group meetings with Conference registrants
may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis for small group
meetings with international funding, distribution and media executives
To view the full Conference schedule, go to:
http://silverdocs.com/idc/full-conference-details/

More info: 301.495.6750 or Registration@SILVERDOCS.com
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