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Katie Cook
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

Check out the line-up for the Crowdfudning Success Summit happening this Sunday, December 5th!

The Summit is going to be jam packed with great info on how to launch a successful grassroots fundraising campaign (with 7 hours of in-depth content!) The very top experts in fundraising and crowdfunding will be presenting by webinar (so you can be anywhere in the world and still tune in!) REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AND GET 30% OFF!
Learn more at:

www.crowdfundingsummit.com/


Sara Kiener
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

FILM PRESENCE Seeks Enthusiastic Outreach and Marketing Intern

Job Description: Film Presence, a boutique film marketing and outreach company, seeks an intern to assist with multiple campaigns through the winter and spring. Recent movies Film Presence has worked with include Frederick Wiseman's BOXING GYM, Lucy Walker's WASTE LAND, and HOWL featuring James Franco. For our full slate of films, visit www.filmpresence.com.

Interns would work with Film Presence on the following aspects of campaigns:

. Researching and contacting partner organizations for outreach around initial premiere screenings
. Coordinating postcard and poster distribution
. Distributing materials to relevant local locations
. Coordinating promotions with certain targeted organizations or businesses

Requirements:
. Interest and passion for film
. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via email, telephone and in person
. Be available for scheduled email/phone check-ins to discuss project and experiences
. Able to work from home

Contact us: Please send resume with one page cover letter, as text in body of email, to merrill@filmpresence.com.

Please do not send resume as an attachment

Comments: No phone calls please. Please send cover letter and resume in body of email.


Felix Endara
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

DocuClub in December!

Our December DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of (A)SEXUAL by Angela Tucker. The documentary follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In 2000, David Jay came out to his parents. He was asexual and was fine with it. And he was not alone. Studies show that 1% of the population is asexual. But in a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, verite footage, and animation with fearless humor and pop culture imagery, David and our four other characters grapple with this universal question and the outcomes might surprise you.

A Brooklyn based filmmaker and writer, Director Angela Tucker was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (IDFA, Independent Lens), the Emmy-nominated documentary, DEADLINE (NBC), ELECTION DAY (PBS’ POV) and BEYOND THE STEPS: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (Great Performances). She directed two pieces for The National Black Programming Consortium and ITVS’ Initiative, The Masculinity Project, entitled INVISIBLE MEN and a fiction short film, THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. She directs and produces educational videos for non-profit organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medical Center’s Project Restore and GLSEN, in addition to producing spots for Nickelodeon. In 2010, Tucker was a Yaddo fellow.

Having worked in various capacities at Big Mouth since 2003, producer Beth Davenport brings over eight years of production and outreach experience in television, commercials and award-winning documentaries for P.O.V., Sundance Channel, BBC and Arte France as well as directing advocacy videos and short films. Film credits include: the Emmy-nominated film DEADLINE, Thomas Balmes’ WRONGFUL DEATH and ELECTION DAY. Beth is currently a producer at Arts Engine, Inc./Big Mouth Films and is producing THE DISHES, directed by Katy Chevigny and directing PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, a feature-length documentary (Human Rights Watch Film Festival, IDFA).

Producer Katy Chevigny, Arts Engine’s co-founder and senior director, is a documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and nonprofit manager. For fifteen years, Chevigny has advocated for a diverse media culture, one that illuminates important stories and amplifies voices not often heard in the mainstream media. Chevigny founded Arts Engine and its predecessor Big Mouth Productions. As a film director, Chevigny most recently directed the film ELECTION DAY, which premiered at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in March 2007 and was broadcast on public television by POV in 2008. Chevigny also co-directed Deadline (2004), an Emmy-nominated documentary about the dramatic events that took place in Illinois in 2003 concerning capital punishment. The film aired on NBC in July 2004 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won a CINE Golden Eagle Grand Jury Award and the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award. Chevigny has produced many award-winning documentaries at Arts Engine, including: ARCTIC SON, JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CHINESE MEDICINE TODAY, NUYORICAN DREAM, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY AND OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION IN AMERICA.

Co-Producer Jolene Pinder has worked at Arts Engine for the past three years. Prior to becoming the Festival and Outreach Director, she was an Associate Producer at Big Mouth Films (the production arm of Arts Engine). She is currently a co-producer on the Arts Engine work-in-progress (A)SEXUAL. In her role in the production department, she was Associate Producer for Outreach and Distribution on Arts Engine’s latEST RELEASES, ARCTIC SON AND ELECTION DAY. JOLENE’S PERSONAL FILM Bismillah was a finalist for the International Documentary Association’s David Wolper Award, won first place in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ College Television Awards (Student Emmys) and was the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Her short FILM LITTLE FOUNTAINS screened at MoMA as part of her work with the UnionDocs Collaborative.

Editor Michelle Chang was the Co-Editor on the documentary film CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN, and an Associate Editor on PUSHING THE ELEPHANT. She has assisted on a variety of other feature documentary films including WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?, THE NINE LIVES OF MARION BARRY (HBO), and IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON’T RISE (HBO). She also attended the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Labs in 2008 as an assistant and in 2009 as a fellow. Prior to becoming an editor, she worked as an Associate Producer for the television newsmagazines 20/20 and Primetime.

Our moderator will be Ingrid Kopp. She is the director of U.S. Shooting People, an international networking organization for independent filmmakers. She began her career in the Documentaries department at Channel 4 Television in the U.K. While there, she worked across original commissions and documentary acquisitions and ran a series of workshops for emerging filmmakers. Kopp moved to New York in 2004 to work as an associate producer for a number of independent production companies before taking her current post at Shooting People. She writes about film, social media and technology for various publications and teaches Digital Bootcamp workshops for filmmakers. She also works as a documentary programming consultant for film festivals, broadcasters and foundations.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Aaron Soffin
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Corinne van der Borch's post on Mon 22 Nov 2010 :

Thanks Corinne and Catherine for your interest in the Teacher U position (and thanks Doug for pushing them along to contact me!)

If anyone else is interested, we're just beginning to interview people, so please send your resume in. Full description in the original post at link below and job description attached again here:
http://d-word.com/topics/show/114?post=218758

Thanks!
aaron


Jamila Gaskins
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link

I'm seeking a cinematographer. I'm training to bike across America in 2012 to raise awareness for women and HIV, and want to film the preparation process. Please contact me at jkgaskins@yahoo.com if you or someone you know is interested.


Doug Block
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link

My friend (and D-Worder) Joanne Nerenberg is desperately looking to for a laptop with Final Cut on it to borrow for the day this Thursday, Dec 2. It's to finalize and play back a video she's preparing for a huge benefit for Groundswell in Brooklyn.

It's for a great cause. Groundswell is dedicated to using art as a tool for social change by bringing together professional artists, community organizations, and youth to collaboratively create public art projects in communities across the city.

If you can help out, get in touch with Joanne directly: jojonerenberg@msn.com

Edited Tue 30 Nov 2010 by Doug Block

Danielle Beverly
Wed 1 Dec 2010Link

CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS (not films) AT NOTRE DAME:
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The Fifth Annual Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference at the University of Notre Dame

April 1-2, 2011

The Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference offers undergraduate students the opportunity to present papers representing their best work in film and media studies. Students will deliver papers on any aspect of film and media history, criticism, or theory. Papers will be given in twenty-minute slots (up to a 10-page doubled spaced paper presented at normal talking speed with a few visual aids).

Students who wish to participate in the conference must submit a completed paper proposal form. The submission form can be found http://ftt.nd.edu/events/UndergraduateFilmTelevisionConference_000.shtml.

A panel comprised of Notre Dame faculty from the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre will select the best 30 papers from among the proposals received.

All selected conference participants must agree to attend both days of the conference.

Note: This is not an undergraduate film festival but an academic conference. Do not send student films. Student films may, of course, form part of a paper presentation but will not be screened outside the twenty-minute time allocation.

Deadline for proposals: Midnight of Monday, January 31, 2011 via email addressed to Magnan-Park.1@nd.edu with “ND Undergrad Conf 2011” in the subject heading.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park

Magnan-Park.1@nd.edu

574-631-8806.

  • Formerly the Midwest Undergraduate Film & Television Conference.


Katie Cook
Fri 3 Dec 2010Link

TWO MORE GREAT PRESENTERS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS SUNDAY'S CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT!

Peter Broderick and Ingrid Kopp have been added to this Sunday's already amazing line-up. The Crowdfunding Success Summit is a live webinar taking place this Sunday, December 5th at 10am Pacific (but with a Summit pass you will have access to the recordings for one year in case you can't attend the Summit in real, live time). The pass can only be purchased up through this Sunday so don't wait! This is an amazing opportunity to hear from some of the very top people in fundraising and Crowdfunding. Check out the entire line-up!

www.crowdfundingsummit.com/


Garret Savage
Mon 6 Dec 2010Link

ATTENTION EDITORS
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP deadline is fast approaching: December 15, 2010.

The fellowship was created to honor the memory of gifted editor, Karen Schmeer ("Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control," "Fog of War," "Sergio"), who was killed in a car accident on January 29, 2010.

Karen always talked about how editors needed more recognition and support; the year-long fellowship will support the talents of an emerging editor while offering a tribute to Karen’s artistic achievements and her giving spirit.

The experience will include: a mentorship with an ACE (American Cinema Editors) editor, a class at the Manhattan Edit Workshop, festival passes to ACE EditFest in LA and NY, a SXSW Film Festival Badge, an Independent Film Festival of Boston Festival Chrome Pass, a gift certificate to Powell's books (Karen's favorite), a year-long membership to NY's DocuClub, and more.

Fellowship details, the application, and a bio of Karen are all here:

http://www.karenschmeer.com/

We're also making in the middle of a big fundraising push to ensure the longevity of the fellowship. A matching $25,000 grant is doubling all donations made before December 31, 2010 (up to $25,000). All donations are tax-deductible. We've already raised $14,000... we've got $11,000 to go! Can you help us reach our financial goal? We thank you. And emerging editors thank you.

To donate:

http://theacestore.com/cgi-bin/ace_store_no_shipping.cgi?page=donation.html&cart_id

We're on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/KarenSchmeerFEF

And Twitter:

@KarenSchmeerFEF

If you know someone who would benefit from the fellowship, please encourage them to apply. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

The Karen Schmeer FEF Committee:
Peter Dowd
Robin Hessman
Ann Kim
Ellie Lee
Garret Savage
Lewis Wheeler

Edited Mon 6 Dec 2010 by Garret Savage

Donald Goldmacher
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

(Berkeley, CA.) –Heist, a feature length documentary film exposing the origins and perpetrators behind the current economic crisis devastating the American working class has won the Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grant for 2011, which will provide Heist with $50,000 of in-kind production services.

Heist tells the hidden story of the systemic, multifaceted attack that, starting in the 1970s, transformed America’s well-regulated economy into a battlefield littered with foreclosed homes, runaway jobs, and broken dreams. The film draws on the best thinkers and grassroots activists to show how with ingenuity, fairness, and commitment, America can recover prosperity for all. Heist will be released in 2011.


Garret Savage
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

Donald, congrats! That's great news.


Kerry Candaele
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

I'm looking for an experienced editor in Los Angeles who can work on the west side (Venice). I'm finishing a film about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, called Following The Ninth, trailer here: www.followingtheninth.com The film should be high profile upon release. Distributor is in place, with a German partner connected to the Wim Wenders enterprise in Germany. Serious only, please. We can talk about details--payment, hours, expectations if you get in touch. Please be bring something to the creative side, and be able to play well with others. Best, kerry candaele kcandaele@gmail.com

www.followingtheninth.com


Bill Kerrigan
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Tue 7 Dec 2010 :

I'm looking forward to seeing your film….
Bernie Sanders is a very special guy, if there were only more like him in the world.


Vivian Kleiman
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

Kudos, Don. What an important subject to tackle.


Soudabeh Moradian
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Kerry Candaele's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
Kerry,
I sent you an email ...


Angela Tucker
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

Red Square Productions is currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, MY PERESTROIKA.

MY PERESTROIKA follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times – from their
sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.

The film had its World Premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. The film has won various awards including Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at AFI Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival. In August 2010, the film participated in IDA DocuWeeks’ Theatrical Showcase at the IFC Center in NY and the ArcLight in LA. It continues to play the festival circuit, including Hot Docs and Sheffield and will have its broadcast premiere on PBS’s award-winning POV series in 2011, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the coup that led to the collapse of the USSR.

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships unless specific projects or immediate needs arise, 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to angela.myperestroika@gmail.com

INTERNSHIP

Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Experience with Word Press, Twitter, Facebook, and Excel.
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities

Skills:
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Russian is a plus though not a requirement


Donald Goldmacher
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

Thanks for your good thoughts. Let's stay in touch in terms of Canadian distribution possibilities.


Bill Kerrigan
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

Yes, please do.


David Herman
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Kerry Candaele's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

W-O-W!!!


Ryan Steven Green
Sat 11 Dec 2010Link

FAHRVERGNüGEN!

Looking for a DP to shoot the last leg of the feature-length documentary on Volkswagen, Circle the Wagen.

EIGHT-DAY ROADTRIP from Los Angeles to Tucumcari, NM and back to take place between January 8th and 16th.

You will be following a ramshackle 1972 bus, it’s adventuresome owner, and willing best friend in their final attempt to save this bus from the scrap heap.

While the job does NOT PAY, all expenses will be provided for.

Adventure includes: the historic sights of Route 66; the Grand Canyon; Busses by the Bridge (an annual air-cooled Volkswagen campout and auto show) at Lake Havasu; and a climactic sunset finish on Santa Monica Pier – the West Coast terminus of Route 66. All of which will look gorgeous on your reel. Mucho margaritas will be consumed, along with at least one round of shots – once we’ve shot our martini.

Please refer to our website where you can see a short as well as an extended trailer of our film: www.circlethewagen.com

Sound up your alley? Contact director Ryan Green at ryan@circlethewagen.com. Please include a cover letter describing production experience that included travel, as well as a link to your documentary reel.


Neil Orman
Tue 14 Dec 2010Link

I'm seeking a cinematographer. I'm doing a documentary about New York artists struggling to find work to sustain themselves. I'm shooting some of it myself, but I need someone to help me with the portions I'm involved in, such as my own job search. I'm on a tight budget but I'm offering $50/day, and the days won't be long. I'm a recent graduate of NYU film school and you can read more about me at thinkpiecefilms.com. If you're interested please email me at neilorman@earthlink.net.


Christopher Wong
Tue 14 Dec 2010Link

Any dinosaurs, er, artists out there still working with film? or planning to anytime soon?

I have a $1000 gift certificate with Kodak redeemable for any of their motion picture film stock. Instead of using it myself, I can sell it for $800 to anyone interested. Let me know as soon as you can – I have to use the certificate by the end of the year!


Jesse Epstein
Wed 15 Dec 2010Link

Brooklyn Apt. Available: January 1 – June 1

Hello. I'm going to Northampton Mass. for five months starting in January. and looking for a nice person or couple to rent a large room in my apt.

It's sunny, has hardwood floors, and is near the 1st stop on the L train in Williamsburg.

Sorry no pets or smoking in the building.

But there is bike storage in the ground floor hallway, which is great.

If you are looking or know someone who is – get in touch. epstein.jesse@gmail.com or 917.723.2605


Beth Levison
Fri 17 Dec 2010Link

Hi D-Word,

I am seeking triple-threats – producer/shooter/editors – in Israel (ideally Tel Aviv), London, and Chennai, India. If not triple-threats, ideally a very strong producer/shooter who can build a team. Etsy.com is expanding its video program to include documentary and stylized shorts; I'm looking for filmmakers needing / wanting / open to projects that allow them to creatively stretch their wings.

Etsy stories average about 3 – 5 minutes in length and for the most part, bring the sellers on the site — and their objects — to life. Currently, we feature three main video series: Handmade Portraits, which profile those Etsy sellers; There's No Place Like Here, which feature the interiors of collection-filled homes; and Process, where the methods tell the story. The videos live on the etsy.com's blog.

We're shooting for high values – on the Canon 5D and 7D – but are open to other HDSLRs. Editing tends to happen in Final Cut Pro, but we've been able to work with freelancers who use other systems..

I've posted once before but am trying again – with these specific locations (others may contact me!) interested, please e-mail me yoru info. Thank you! And/or spread this around!

All best,
Beth Levison
Supervising Producer
Etsy Video Team
blevison@etsy.com


Doug Block
Fri 17 Dec 2010Link

seeking someone with good graphic design skills to help sundance competition doc with their poster. some pay involved but the filmmaker is dead broke, so we'd like to defer as much as we can. fast turnaround required, too. sundance is asking for posters to be delivered before the end of the month.

email any recommendations to doug@d-word.com. thanks!

Edited Fri 17 Dec 2010 by Doug Block

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