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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

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Doug Block
Thanks for letting us know, Susan. Ben or I will be sure to post
this annoucement in our Documentary Festivals topic in The D-Word

Wish my new film was ready to submit. Love your city. Love that
Cafe du Monde.
Ben Kempas
Same thought at the same time, Doug! I already posted it there.

Great to see how this place is filling up. Is it the buzz about our
upcoming Virtual Doc Conference with Jan Roefekamp of Films Transit?
Tell us, what made you newbies aware of The D-Word Forums?
Deleted User
Greetings......I'm a 42 year-old documentary filmmaker from Los
Angeles, one who is happy to be aboard to tap into the experiences
and insights of others in the field.....
Doug Block
Nice to have you here, Judson. Care to either fill out a Personal
Profile (click on Settings button on the top right) or tell us a bit
more about yourself?
Sami Kallinen

Hello. Im a finnish documentary filmmaker based in amsterdam and who

recently took the leap from print journalism into films. Currently

working on a portrait of an 'insane' and completely isolated juggler -

an urban hermit here in Amsterdam who has just finished coding his own

operative system for pc.

Also researching for a piece about an artist who is building - together

with Technical University of Delft - a mobile art center to be shipped

around the globe from the deserts of Egypt to Greenland to Surinam.

Read about D-Word in an old Dox issue...

Ben Kempas
Welcome to everyone! Sorry for my ignorance, but is "Sami" a female or
male name?
Sami Kallinen
Oh, don't be sorry... Should have indicated it myself. "Sami" is a male
Doug Block
Welcome, Sami. I urge you to join our very international D-Word
Community: Currently 400+ members from 22
countries. Finland would make it 23 ;-)
Deleted User
As a former agent for music, film and television, I am now a
producers rep. I look forward to learning more about the market for
documentaries and becomming involved with documentary filmmakers here
in the US and in the international community.
Doug Block
Welcome, Robert. Care to share what films you've repped for?
Deleted User
I'm a documentary director/producer living in Israel, and I run
Highlight Films, that produces documentaries for the European &
American markets and documentary series for National Geographic.
These days we produce two one-hour long doumentaries about last year
of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, filmed from both sides of the
Doug Block
Great to have you with us here, Noam. I may sound like a broken
record, but we'd love to have you join our private community for doc
professionals. Just email me your username and password:
Deleted User
Hi. I'm a professor of film and video at american univesity in
washington DC. I produce and edit docs as well as short narrative
films and a bunch of stuff for nonprofits. A lot of my doc work has
been in eastern europe, mainly the czech republic. I just finished a
four part series for pbs video on learning disabilities. I teach
producing, directing and scriptwriting for our undergrad and graduate
students. I found your site through a mention on the mediarights site.
Doug Block
Great to have you here, Randall. Thanks for posting.
Deleted User
Hi, I'm a student of Visual Anthropology at CSU-Fullerton. My aim is
to bring anthropological theory to documentary films. Two other
students and myself have founded a little production company to do
subject-centered docs. We have only finished one and would
appreciate advice on just about anything from anyone. How's that for
open to suggestions?
(heard about this salon from IFP)
Deleted User
Hello i am new here and i am making my first doco.. about music in
contemperory music in the republic of maldives..... i am currently
doing my research thats how i got here. looks like a great
place...will check back in soon see yous
Doug Block
Good luck with your film, Ahmed. Music docos actually do relatively
well in the international marketplace, so there's cause for optimism.

Check back in often.
Deleted User
I am a professor of American Studies and Community Studies at
Dickinson College and have co-produced and edited three docs so far.
I am interested in all aspects of video production.
Deleted User
Hello Everyone
My name is Angel Harper. I am the executive producer-producer and
narrating talent for "Keeping The Faith With Morrie". I have won 2
award for the 30 minute version and I am working on a 60 minute
version. For details on this documentary you can visit. I am interested in learning about the
selling of documentaries internationally. My documentary is about a
man who has dedicated his work to the theme of "Tolerance" through the
comic strips he created, "Wee Pals"
Look forward to learning much from all of you.
George Selinsky
Hi everyone,

My name is George Selinsky. I graduated from NYU film, and
directed/produced a documentary about a Russian humanitarian
organization called "The Tolstoy Foundation" (which was aired by
Russian TV). I was the director of the Nassau County Independent Film
Festival for two years, and I am currently involved in developing a
few documentary projects.

Pleased to meet you all!

- George.
Doug Block
Angel, George, delighted to have you here with us.
Deleted User
Hi! Leslie Chain, referred by IFP. My first film is "Mart-Face",
using martface as my user id. Web site down - but it's www.Mart- Would love it if you'd sign Mart-Face's Dream Book when
you can. "Mart-Face" is my song, book, film, and Down's Syndrome
brother who died in September of '99. "Mart-Face" has now played 3
film fests in 3 states (Ohio, New York, Atlanta); is in the running
for The Alpha Cine Award; and I'm currently seeking international
distribution. Song, "Mart-Face" is on Search Mart-Face or
Tigress. My E-ddress is: