French-speaking (artsy-verite) camera person wanted for an extended shoot in West Africa in 2011. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Public Classifieds and Announcements
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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
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!
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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
. 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 email@example.com.
Please do not send resume as an attachment
Comments: No phone calls please. Please send cover letter and resume in body of email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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:
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 email@example.com if you or someone you know is interested.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS (not films) AT NOTRE DAME:
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.email@example.com with “ND Undergrad Conf 2011” in the subject heading.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park
- Formerly the Midwest Undergraduate Film & Television Conference.
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!
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:
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.
We're on Facebook:
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:
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
Kudos, Don. What an important subject to tackle.
In reply to Kerry Candaele's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
I sent you an email ...
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 email@example.com
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
+ 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter describing production experience that included travel, as well as a link to your documentary reel.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.723.2605
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!
Etsy Video Team
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 email@example.com. thanks!
Today's the day to submit your film to the 2011 TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL!
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. All styles and lengths welcome. Cash awards for winning entries.
Regular deadline is TODAY: Monday, Dec 20.
This very doc-friendly fest takes place April 15 – 17 in Evanston, IL (next to Chicago) and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area. Venues include Northwestern University's Block Cinema, Medill School of Journalism and Evanston Public Library.
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved.
"What a wonderful experience the Talking Pictures Festival was! It totally lived up to its name... The shared experience of a film, and then being able to discuss it right away with a group is so important. This was really why I made the film – as a catalyst for discussion, challenging people to ask difficult questions."
– Laura Israel, Director: WINDFALL, 2010 Talking Pictures Festival
Regular DEADLINE: December 20, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 4, 2011
Entry form and more info at:
Or you can submit your entry at:
The Talking Pictures Festival is produced by Percolator Films (www.percolatorfilms.org), a 501c3 non-profit organization that engages audiences with independent films.
Fellow D-Word Members,
I recently joined the team at Brooklyn Bowl as their new Event Director! If you are not familiar with the space it is the premier event space in New York, perfect for your next screening or film related event! If you have any questions or want to speak to me about planning an event please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Bowl can accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 12 to special events for 600 people and everything in between. With a Zagat rating of 27/30 and comments such as “this is what heaven must be like”, let us be the answer to your next event. We have proudly hosted the Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Winter Gala as well as the Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network Benefit, and have counted among our guests and performers NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kanye West, to name a few. With vintage decor,great live music, comfy leather couches and food by Blue Ribbon, your event is guaranteed to be a strike!! Let our team craft and cater a personal event just for you.
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I am showing my work-in-progress, Every Day Is a Holiday, tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/28, free admission) at the Chen Dance Center in Chinatown, NYC. My documentary has been greenlit by ITVS/LINCS. Information below. Hope you see some of you.
Heartbreaking wartime memories, family secrets, and the legacy of America’s harsh anti-Asian immigration policies collide in Theresa Loong’s work-in-progress, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” a spellbinding account of an 87-year-old man’s journey from a prisoner-of-war in Japan to an American citizen.
Event: “Every Day Is a Holiday”
Event Type: Work-in-progress film screening
Showdate & time: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Reception at 6:30pm
Screening starts at 7:00pm (one hour)
Q&A follows screening
Venue: Chen Dance Center 70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10013
Admission: Free to the public; suggested donation
Please RSVP by calling (212)349-0126, or just show up
“Every Day Is a Holiday” is made possible with generous assistance from the Chen Dance Center and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund.
Anyone need accommodations in Sundance? I know someone with 2 weeks available.
Park Plaza Resort
2 BR – Sleeps 8
$1500 for the week
Marriott's Summit Watch (amazing location!!)
2 BR – Sleeps 8
Guest room has own bath, kitchen and entrance
$3500 for the week
If so, contact me at email@example.com
DocuClub in January!
Our January DocuClub will take place on THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). (We had previously announced a January 12 date, but please make note of this change.)
This month, we are excited to workshop two short documentary films: AN IMAGINARY THING by Reva Goldberg and SONNY by Christina Antonakos-Wallace.
Reva Goldberg's AN IMAGINARY THING is an intimate portrait of passionate children’s theater director Bill Bartlett and his unique gift for unlocking the creativity of troubled kids. An independent educator outside the New York City school system, Bill believes meaningful experiences in the performing arts are critical for children in crisis – encouraging their natural impulses towards creativity, community and self-expression when they might otherwise be snuffed out forever. The short follows Bill over the course of one summer when he is invited to put on an original play, by and for kids, in a prestigious theater festival. He is determined to include some children he has worked with in homeless shelters in his cast, but this goal forces him to face profound personal and professional challenges.
Director/Producer Reva Goldberg is, by day, the Communications and Fellowships Manager at Cinereach, a New York City not-for-profit film foundation and production company that champions vital stories, artfully told. There she handles all public communications, as well as serving on the grants selection committee, and heading up a fellowship program that provides a grant and four months of advising to emerging filmmakers producing socially conscious short films. Before joining Cinereach, she was a producer at Pureland Pictures where she produced the documentary ALL OF US, which aired on Showtime in 2008 in connection with World AIDS Day. Goldberg also co-produced Pureland’s TOE TO TOE, a narrative feature that premiered at Sundance 2009. In 2004, she was Associate Producer of an Emmy-nominated History Channel documentary on the 9/11 Commission (produced by CBS). She has worked with TLC, UPN, Discovery, The Travel Channel, Washington Square Films/Arts, Cronkite Productions and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University. AN IMAGINARY THING is Reva’s first independent documentary as both Producer and Director.
Co-Producer Kacie Barton is the in-house coordinator and live action specialist at Imaginary Forces, a design/commercial production house based in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to this, she has worn many hats, from Production Manager to Second Second Assistant Director on the films TOE TO TOE, A KISS FOR JED WOOD, and TODAY'S SPECIAL, among others. She has directed and produced music videos and other promotional pieces for bands and artists and her work has been featured on MTV.com. She was a production and office manager at Pureland Pictures, where she managed grantwriting and distribution for the company’s social-issue documentaries, including ALL OF US. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
In SONNY (working title) by Christina Antonakos-Wallace, we meet Sonny Singh, a Brooklyn-based activist and full-time musician who hopes to be "the first dude in a turban” on MTV. His dream changes, however, when his poised-for-success rock band insists on recording lyrics insulting religious people. Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sonny and his brother were the only Sikh boys, and he has faced discrimination his whole life. Because his Sikh faith is intimately tied to his musical path and work for social justice, Sonny feels he has no choice but to quit the band. In figuring out his next move, he decides to work as an organizer for the Sikh Coalition. Heading an anti-bullying campaign in New York City schools, he tries to help combat the bigotry he experienced as a young person. Still, working in his own community presents new challenges, and Sonny will have to come to terms with whether or not he can pursue a music career that won’t betray his ideals.
Director/Producer Christina Antonakos-Wallace is a documentary filmmaker and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2006, she graduated at the top of her class at the New School and Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Video, and a B.A. in Sociology. Her honors include MTV’s "Fight for Your Rights" scholarship and a Fellowship from Humanity in Action. Her varied experiences include assisting filmmaker Barbara Hammer, and interning with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Berlin. Currently, she produces videos for NGOs, and teaches media literacy and video production to high school students with the organization Global Action Project. SONNY is a short film featuring one of the protagonists of her feature documentary, WITH WINGS AND ROOTS, currently in production.
Demonstrating enormous talent and stamina, Cheree Dillon is the Editor for both of our featured shorts. Dillon’s most recent feature documentary is Nicole Opper’s OFF AND RUNNING, a co-production of ITVS and The National Black Programming Consortium. The film premiered at Tribeca in 2009 and went on to screen at Silverdocs (WGA Screenplay Award), Outfest (Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary), and was broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. in 2010. Dillon began her career as a commercial editor in Chicago and her first foray into short films was editing LESSONS FOR GIRLS, which premiered on The Education Channel and also played at Belgium’s International Film Festival. Since moving to New York, she has edited social issue documentaries for a variety of non-profits including V.O.W. (Voices of Women of Color with HIV/AIDS), Passionists of Harlem, New York Women’s HIV Collaborative, and The American Jewish World Service, along with teaching youth media classes around the city. She was Editor/Producer of SONG OF HANNAH, distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film and Avoda Arts. She also edited the award-winning short comedy HIS SONG IS COSMO, which ran in festivals around the world and won three audience awards for Best Short. Her other broadcast experience includes editing for NBC’s The Today Show, The Science Channel’s Exploring Time, PBS’s History Detectives, and other works for the Discovery Channel, HBO, HGTV, and NYC-TV.
Our moderator will be Angela Tucker. A Brooklyn based filmmaker and writer, 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. She is currently finishing her feature-length directorial debut, (A)SEXUAL, which was featured in last month's DocuClub.
Admission at 92YTribeca is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
Looking for a DP with access to a teleprompter to do a short corporate interview for the web in Toronto February 17th. It should take 2 hours at most with set up. Please contact Jill@jillmorley.com
At the corner of Broadway and Houston in downtown New York, there are 3 large desk spaces or more available in a furnished and networked communal office.
There are lots of shelves, lots of room and lots of light. The large windows face south (Houston Street). There is a table available for meetings. Also a refrigerator, microwave, water cooler, etc. 24/7 access.
It is a friendly, easy going atmosphere with respect for noise levels. Rent is $1,525 the whole space which is about 400 sq ft of the 900 sq ft office.
We’re located at 611 Broadway, 6th floor at the corner of Broadway & Houston.
You would be sharing with a Film/TV Sales & Finance Co., Web Designers.
Move in date flexible but it is available immediately. E-m Dave.
Anyone interested or know anyone interested, please contact me directly and i can send you more info! (email@example.com)
Working in Austin, Texas? We've a fully furnished, swank office space, with secure and fast WIFI on South Congress Avenue, surrounded by cool restaurants and stores. Divided by a partition it was used as an edit and office space (picture shows one side). Two giant wall bulletin boards. Free parking in a garage just seconds away. Sublet monthly price is negotiable...under $600 per month with everything included
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Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.
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For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.
Join us for our next freebie DOC TALKS interview happening tonight with Judith Dancoff, all about DIY Educational Distribution.
Happy New Year to you! Just wanted to give a quick heads up that our next freebie DOC TALKS interview about DIY Educational Distribution with Judith Dancoff is happening TONIGHT, Thurs. Jan 6th, 5pm Pac. This is a very lucrative distribution market and worth the time if you're up for DIY. Traditionally, educational distributors take as much as 75% of your gross sales. With some key knowledge and focused time and energy, you can put this money in your own pocket instead.
Register for tonight's live interview.
Great workspace share to edit your documentary. No need to go to Manhattan when you can work in a beautiful 3000 sq foot loft on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
$1600/month – 250 sq ft with dual monitor Apple quad-core editing station w/FCP 7
$850/month – 250 sq ft workspace
$300/month – desk
We have a full range of equipment for independent productions including lights, HD cameras, digital cameras, sound equipment, backdrops and teleprompters.
1/11/11 – The Untitled Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary filmmakers collaborate with Superfine to present: an evening showcasing independent music & independent film.
Nashville rocker Bobby Bare Jr. makes his DUMBO debut and will be joined by special guests Carey Kotsionis & Bonnie Whitmore! Enjoy free Tito’s Handmade Vodka & PBR as they take over the stage at Superfine Bar & Restaurant!
Join us in DUMBO – the center for all things art and all things that rock
Doors open at 8pm
For advance tickets and event details go to:
Very good condition Canon 5D Mark II with original box, manual and discs. Perfect functioning condition, was recently cleaned and checked by Canon. Purchased Spring 2009. Has a few dings from normal use, but they are all aesthetic.
3 x Canon batteries
LCDVF viewfinder (good shape, a few surface scratches on body)
FaderND adjustable ND filter (77mm)- Brand new
Canon wireless remote
Asking $2300 shipped. You can pay by Paypal as a gift or add 3% for Paypal fees.
I am looking for an LA based DP and Sound person for a travel show for ARTE France.
Its approximately a 2 week Job starting mid/late march.
Sound Person preferably speaks French.
All leads are welcome.
The first Docs In Progress screening of the new year is less than 2 weeks away. Come join us on Tuesday, January 25 to watch two documentary rough cuts and participate in a moderated feedback session. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. This program is open to the general public.
HIDDEN BOOKS by Sam Hampton (30 minute rough cut)
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires art. The Japanese-American artist creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore the inner life of an artist.
THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH by Mariana Studart (30 minute rough cut)
Giba Gonçalves has built up the Batala Percussion Band from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Salvador, Brazil to a worldwide organization with more than 1,000 drummers in 10 different countries. Regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language, the band plays as one – united by the universal language of music.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
The Writer's Center is off Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda close to the Trader Joe's. Click here for driving and walking directions from the Bethesda Metro. Drivers, please note that the public lot immediately across the street has coin-based meters and they are strongly enforced through 10 pm.
Suggested Donation: $10. Cash only at the door.
This screening is sponsored by the Writer's Center and supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.
I'm looking for a line producer for a low budget doc feature to be shot in the US and overseas. It will be centered around interviews of men and women telling their relationship stories. If interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
P.S. The attached video will give you an idea of the inspiration.
DocuClub in February!
Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 2, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at
This month, we will screen a rough cut of ONE NIGHT STAND by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. The documentary is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" – a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the anxiety, the camaraderie, and the ultimate thrill of expression.
Producer/Director Elisabeth Sperling worked as a producer and writer for Maysles Films from 2005 to 2007. Her work includes HEAD BOY, an exploration of racial boundaries in small-town post-apartheid South Africa; BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK, a promotional video about an academic enrichment program in New York City; INDIAN VILLAGE, a chronicle of an American family’s visit to their home village in India; and SOMEBODY LOVES ME, a portrait of the Upper West Side’s unique personality. She has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Columbia, held an endowed chair in the history department at the Horace Mann School, and was awarded Fulbright and Klingenstein Fellowships.
Producer/Director Trish Dalton is an independent producer and filmmaker. Her film credits include KERAS & MANIS (editor; Gold Kahuna from Honolulu IFF, Best Editing Award from Los Angeles Reel FF 2010), WHY ARE WE IN AFGHANISTAN? (producer/editor; Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism 2010), 34x25x36 (co-producer; aired on PBS, and was selected by many festivals, including: SXSW, Full Frame, and True/False 2008/2009), FARM SANCTUARY (co-director/co-producer; Media that Matters 'Good Food' award 2007), and TIFFANY'S STORY (director/producer; Tribeca Film Festival 2005). Dalton has also directed and produced a range of pieces for companies such as Amazon, Kashi, Danskin, Pepsi, and National Geographic television.
Our moderator will be Ann Rose, executive producer of original programming at Sundance Channel. She joined the channel in 2004, and since then has overseen critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing non-fiction series including the GLAAD award-winner TRANSGENERATION, SIN CITY LAW (from the Oscar-winning producers of THE STAIRCASE), and GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS. She has also pre-licensed and executive-produced numerous documentaries for the channel such as GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN, BEAUTIFUL DARLING, PRODIGAL SONS, and JOHNNY WEIR: POP STAR ON ICE. As an independent filmmaker, she worked on documentaries and TV series for a variety of broadcasters including HBO, PBS, BBC, ARTE, Fox, and USA Network, and directed and produced two short films, LICENSE TO PLAY and BO: THE I CHING AND THE FALL OF THE TWIN TOWERS.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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If anyone is looking for an extra hand with putting together their documentary in the New York City area, I would be interested. I am new to the documentary film-making world, and would like to learn more through hands-on experience. I am willing to work for free, and ideally would like to work with a crew that likes to share knowledge about the art and craft of making documentaries.
I am currently working on my first documentary myself, on subway musicians, and I am really loving the experience so far.
If you are in need of help, or know of someone in need of help with their documentary, and are filming in the NYC area please contact me as I would love to help out!
To LA based members:
Screening of my documentary "Doomsday Machine" – 53 minutes
Sunday January 23, at 6:30 PM
This documentary deals with mentally disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran.One of them, "Mahmoud", is under the illusion that he has built a "Doomsday Machine" which can destroy the world by pressing a button.
more about this film:
Address: Felicia Mahood Auditorium,11338 Santa Monica Blvd.LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Fully furnished Manhattan production office w/AVID editing suite available for rent. Six-workstations.. all amenities. Quiet, comfortable. Conveniently located in Union Square near all transportation. Terms negotiable. Inquiries welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for asst editor fluent in AVID and EX3 – strong technical background a must. Part time (approx 8-10 hours/week) in Chelsea. Contact email@example.com.
There are still some spaces available for the Center for Social Media
conference, Media That Matters. This is a heads-up for friends and
colleagues; it usually sells out, and I don’t want filmmakers, funders,
teachers and students who are thinking about it to lose out!
Feb. 10-11, 2011
Katzen Arts Center, American University in Washington, DC.
Registration $100, Students $50.
Full agenda at: <http://centerforsocialmedia.org/making-your-media
The conference will feature a keynote from Katy Chevigny, Co-founder and
Senior Director of Arts Engine and Producer of Pushing the Elephant, and
panels on how documentary filmmakers are producing media across platforms,
ethical dilemmas in environmental and wildlife filmmaking, collaboration in
filmmaking, and innovations in radio storytelling.
*New this year! Fair Use Workshop, Thursday, February 10, 2:30 pm:*
- Fair use– the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some circumstances, has saved many filmmakers money, without
jeopardizing their own royalties. How does it work? Spend an afternoon
learning how to make a fair use decision without a lawyer; finding out the
latest news on employing fair use, and on DMCA exemptions that allow you to
break encryption on a DVD; and testing out your fair use talents. Led by
Patricia Aufderheide and legal scholar Peter Jaszi, with CSM Grad Fellow
Katie Bieze. More
information and registration<
MTM is presented in partnership with the Media That Matters Festival, which
is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.*
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16932185" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="">Media That Matters</a> from <a href="">Esin Ozdag</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
I'm looking for some editorial interns on a film I'm making about "Sukkah City," an architecture design/build competition and public installation that was staged in Union Square last September. My office is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and schedule and time commitment are flexible. Need help transcribing interviews, logging, pulling selects and if it's a good fit, helping to assemble. For more information on the project, visit www.sukkahcity.com. For more info on me, www.oxbowlakefilms.com.