Gorgeous safe, secure and air conditioned editing studio to share in Red Hook Brooklyn. We have a 3000 sq foot editing suite that we are interested in sharing with a filmmaker/editor. $500 – $1500 depending on size require. Give a call and we can discuss. 212-727-3798
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Call for Entries – $5,000 Pitch Workshop
Earlybird deadline July 20!
The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for
entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at
PALEYDOCFEST2010, which offers a $5,000 grant for a documentary work-
in-progress and will be held at the Paley Center in New York on
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm.
In this workshop/competition-now in its seventh year-a panel of documentary
executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and
will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers
who are hoping to sell either a documentary work-in-progress. The grant,
sponsored by SnagFilms, will be used towards the completion of the winner's
Confirmed panelists at the workshop include: Andrew Mer, VP Content
Partnerships, SnagFilms; Susan Werbe, Exeuctive Producer, HISTORY;
Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Executive Producer, MTV Networks; Diana
Holtzberg, Vice President – USA Operations Acquisitions, Project
Development, Sales, Films Transit International; Simon Kilmurry,
Executive Director, POV; and Molly Thompson, Programming Director, A&E IndieFilms.
This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers
who will participate in the workshop in October.
Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at
or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox,
a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at
The deadline for entries:
Earlybird deadline: July 20, 2010 ($20 / $15 for Withoutabox members)
Regular deadline: Aug. 17, 2010 ($25 / $20 for Withoutabox members)
Late deadline: Sept. 7, 2010 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox extended deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 ($45 / $30 for Withoutabox
Video Intern (paid)
$15/hr, M-F, 3 months w/ possibility to extend
Etsy (www.etsy.com) is seeking a video intern! The video intern is responsible for assisting the video team in day-to-day operations, managing media, and archiving materials, as well as blog outreach for videos. This position is for someone with strong technical skills as well as video production and postproduction experience. 75% of this position involves backend support for Etsy's video content, 25% will be video production.
* Media manage backed up footage, update tape log
* Assist with off-site branding continuity
* Create wiki docs for video guides; style, subtitling, output configurations, etc.
* Shoot office one-off videos.
* Support the Etsy video producers on shoots as needed
* Social networking outreach for Etsy video content
Please apply here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oMaiVfwT&s=D-Word
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As the 2010 Toronto Intl. Film Festival approaches, it is time start thinking about options for publicity and marketing. With the costs of a publicist increasingly a headache, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity is proud to offer an affordable and reliable option, with deep industry ties, and a reputation for handling some of the hottest indies, sizzling docs and iconic acting legends.
We pride ourselves on creating a fun experience for all of our clients, while generating press with media outlets from around the world.
Vagrant can provide competitive rates and assist you in addition with marketing and outreach ideas.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
Launched in September 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity has gone from a Canadian theatrical distribution entity, to a multi pronged film services company handling everything from international sales, distribution for hire, service output for major studios/sales agents and film/talent publicity.
Our publicity department has worked on such festival favourites like PRESUMED GUILTY, HOUSE OF SAND, THE ENGLISH SURGEON, THE WAY WE GET BY, UPSTREAM BATTLE, LYMELIFE, NO UMBRELLA (SUNDANCE 06) and with actors like Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, Academy award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro, 2 time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, Emmy winner Jon Cryer, acclaimed TV icon Jill Hennessy, and the legendary Tura Satana, star of FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL.
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Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity attends festivals and markets like Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Tribeca, Toronto, Fantasia, Montreal World Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland, Hot Docs and many, many others.
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I am looking for an experienced UPM for a full length feature documentary that is about to go into production. Candidates must be very good at multi-tasking and have broad resources to get it done right for the right price.
Very important story with a great group of talented filmmakers.
Please send resumes to email@example.com
Must be available close to immediately.
Hi everyone. Great to be here. I'm hoping I can get your support. My recent doc is called The Queen's Suite. I'm currently raising the finishing funds on Kickstarter.
One comment on the doc is, 'The vid on Kickstarter is the most inspiring thing I have seen in all my adult life."
I've organised lots of great gifts from acknowledgments, online downloads, DVDs, photos, lunch with the UK's leading doc exec producer, a recording session at Premises Studios, one to one sessions in doc filmmaking and camera plus more. Pledges start from $3 (£2).
It's taken 18 months to make and it was done so without funding. It now needs funds for the online, dub and release of archive.
We have until the end of August to raise the funds. Here is the link. If you like what you see please do pledge and share it with your friends. http://kck.st/cbGGo1
All About Jazz just published an article where you can find out more about how and why the doc was made. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60716
Thanks for reading, Corine
We're trying to add to our deferred-pay team for what we hope will be a fascinating and unusual music documentary on 80's band DEVO. Thanks for your interest!
EDITORS AND ASSISTANT EDITORS NEEDED – AVID – NYC (MANHATTAN)
UNTITLED DEVO PROJECT
START – IMMEDIATE THROUGH JANUARY
RESPOND TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put "ASSISTANT EDITOR" in your subject line and include a resume.
This is the first feature documentary ever made about the seminal 80's
new wave band Devo. We are currently seeking a co-editor and two to
three assistants to join our post-production team.
Devo, broadly known for their hilarious inverted flower-pot hats and
hit song "Whip It", is also recognized by its fans and critics as a
darkly subversive group of conceptual artists. Their ideas and tight,
aggressive musicianship are completely original.
Devo's name comes from an elaborate theory concocted by members that
mankind is devolving. They use music, film, performance, costume, and
art to get their ideas across.
Its members grew up in the 60's -70's former rubber factory
towns of Akron, Ohio. They were art school kids, and formed the band
partially as a dadaist reaction to Vietnam and the shootings of
protesters at Kent State which involved their friends and acquaintances.
Discovered by Iggy Pop, they became hugely successful in the 80's,
declined, sold out, went into hiatus almost broke
up, and now have finally made a new album – the first in 20 years.
The band's leaders, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, have an odd
love/hate relationship that is a central story in the film. We have
open access to the band, and have interviews with them, Iggy Pop, Dave
Grohl and other rock notables, family members, and a crazy cast of
characters who surrounded them during their Ohio days. There is
amazing archival and present-day concert footage, verite footage, home
movies and present-day stuff shot by the cinematographers Lee Daniel
(SLACKER, FAST FOOD NATION, DAZED AND CONFUSED), and Shane Sigler
(CAPITALISM:A LOVE STORY).
The film's theme could be loosely described as "what happens to an
artist's intense creative and political convictions as they get
older". We seek to combine traditional documentary method with
offbeat editorial styles and structuring to produce something that
reflects the craziness of the subject. Think Errol Morris' FAST CHEAP
AND OUT OF CONTROL. Devo now has a new album on Warner Brothers and
are touring. This band is well-loved enough and the film interesting
enough that we hope to garner strong festival
attention and conceivably a small theatrical release.
We have a quirky, fun team we hope you can be a part of. The
filmmaker/editor is Tony Pemberton. His first narrative feature, BEYOND THE OCEAN, went to Sundance and multiple international festivals. In
addition to Devo, he has a new narrative feature in the works which is
set in Russia and will be an international coproduction. The producer,
Roberta Friedman got her start with George Lucas on Star Wars and
Empire Strikes Back. Co-editor Ann Husaini has edited two highly
original feature documentaries, ALMA and CARNIVAL
ROOTS, which were both selected for Whitney Biennials and had wide
festival exposure, as well as multiple television projects for MTV and
other cable channels.
This film is a probono project. Hours will be tracked for deferred
payment. It does have strong investor interest, so we hope we can eventually offer pay, but cannot guarantee anything. Editing on AVID.
There is approximately 80 hours of footage. We have transcripts,
and need logging/organizational assistance and some synching. For editors, we are currently creating topical segments that we'll use to structure the first rough cut.
We'd like to give assists junior editorial opportunity – pulling nuggets they think are great, assembling string outs, and taking a first stab at rough cuts when possible. Please be able to offer either two days a week or a chunk of time a month.
We are looking for a grant writer/fundraiser to help raise funds for our world artists documentary series. Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised
We have NFP fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas and have a list of the 12 most likely sources of grant funding.
Below is the text from our recent fund raising entry on Kickstarter.
Kevin O'Hanlon is a gallery owner and filmmaker, originally from Dublin, now living in NYC. He's starting a nonprofit called FilmsOnArtists through which he will travel the globe to make documentaries about artists and the creative process.
The primary focus will be the artists' context as content, how they have been influenced by their environment, history and circumstances, and how they have uniquely channeled that experience in a positive and creative way. The films won't be about famous artists, but about spiritually and environmentally connected ones, ones who daily take random materials and refine them into artforms that educate and enlighten.
"Artists don't have a blueprint for what they do. No one has been where their mind is currently projecting. They look into a blank canvass and create a future that we will all ultimately inhabit. FilmsOnArtists will combine their experiences and report back from the creative front-lines to let us know what that future will look like."
O'Hanlon has made films of a dozen artists and art projects to date. Recent projects include a documentary of an orphanage in Cambodia, a woodcarver in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and two in Haiti. One of the Haiti films happened when Kevin went there to offer help following the earthquake and visited with orphans who had lost their home and school in the catastrophe. He joined forces with Life For The World and Haitian-American artist Richard Laurent and brought the kids 220 canvasses to paint. He filmed as these young artists created their very first paintings. From there, Kevin and Life For The World took that film and the art produced by the children and had an exhibition at his gallery in Chelsea. The money raised went to rebuild the demolished orphanage that is home to the young Haitian children. The Haitian childrens's project will continue to be supported by and reported on by FilmsOnArtists.
Says O'Hanlon: "This was one of those mutually abundant situations. We got to experience the mindset of these amazing children at a pivotal moment in their lives, while bringing so much joy to kids who had never held a paintbrush or seen a blank canvass before. The project empowered them, affirmed their artistic abilities and set them on a creative path to their own solution. They are Haiti's future, the generation who will rebuild."
An interactive website is being designed for FilmsOnArtists. The website will catalog the films and interconnect the lives of the artists that show up in FilmsOnArtists' documentaries with visitors of the site. Viewers will be able to engage more meaningfully in the project by perhaps choosing which geographic location thay are interested in or what type of art. A future feature of the site will allow the user to select a theme such as "hope", "curiosity" or "courage" and hear our global artists speak together on that theme.
We want www.FilmsOnArtists.com to be a place where people can gain inspiration from every corner of the globe and connect to a global creative energy.
Please contact Kevin: Info@FilmsOnArtists.com
You should clear the "Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised" with your fiscal sponsor. They might have a problem with that... although that is exactly what they do, of course.
I'm raising funds to finish my doc. Here's something about why and how I made it and what you will receive if you pledge the doc. I have until the end of August. Thanks for watching.
Hi all I realised I ought to have written a little bit more about the doc.
It's called The Queen's Suite
Tagline: A young jazz musician, Duke Ellington, the Queen of England, a 15 piece orchestra, a dream driven by passion and music that blows the dust of life.
I've been working on the doc for 19 months with no funding.
The vlog is about why I made the Queens's Suite and why it's on Kickstarter.
It's on so that the doc can be finished. I've organised some great gifts in exchange for a pledge.
Thanks for reading and watching Corine.
Hi there, working in two media campagins that involve famous artists, photographers, actors and filmmakers. We're developing this campaings for the next 3/5 years and include documentaries, live tv events, exhibitions, books and social media. We already have a executive producer, a very good PR company interested, filmmakers and the production team. I'm the producer in one of the campaigns that involves a very famous national geographic photographer and is about children in conflict zones. The second project is a media awareness social activist documentary about the Amazon. I'm the director of the documentary, and i'm working very closely with a very interesting film studio in the area as well with local indigenous communities and shamans. We have already some of the sponsorship covered. But we still have a lot in the table to work on, so we're looking for 2/3 people who can work in future premises, once we get the full sponsorship we can pay for the amount of work done.
Looking for an assistant producer, contacting organizations, production companies, setting up interviews, creating schedules, talk to the team and figure out places, processes, timeline and everything needed before the shooting. The second or third person will be to make research about current issues and people in the areas, write emails to potential faces of the documentary and contact people.
please contact me for further questions,
thanks a lot
With the gloom that has come with the closure of the UK Film Council, here's something to cheer everyone up. Just one of the exceptional musicians in my documentayry The Queen's Suite. Enjoy and please visit us at Kickstarter. http://kck.st/cbGGo1
The next DOC TALKS is this Thursday night July 29th (5pm Pacific) with film marketing guru Marc Rosenbush. This call is going to PUT THE FUNDRAISING AND DISTRIBUTION POWER BACK INTO YOUR HANDS. With the knowledge that Marc has, you can reach out and find your own audience and tap into powerful fundraising resources ANY TIME YOU WANT TO.
This call is FREE and open to all. But you have to REGISTER. If you can't attend live, you can hear the replay for 24 hours after the call. You will be sent the call-in information upon registering. REGISTER by visiting www.documentaryhowto.com and clicking on FREE TELESEMINAR on the home page.
Help! We are filming a documentary and have a last minute crew cancelation.
WE ARE IN NEED OF:
1 person to help with sound, lighting, and some filming. (we have a camera operator, but need a back up)
WE HAVE ALL THE EQUIPMENT!
DETAILS: Although this is an internship type non paid position, It is an awesome opportunity!!! The person must commit from Aug 2- Aug 31. Must have a Drivers license!!
We will give them $ for food. We will cover traveling expenses. We will be traveling across the country: NV, UT, CO, NE, MN, WI, IA, IN OH, VT, New York, Washington DC, FL....
Because this is such a last minute request, we are not too picky about the experience.
Hoping maybe we can meet today.....
If you know anyone who may be interested please call Stephanie (805) 201-5532.
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MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?
Meaningful Media is looking for a part-time Program Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our nonprofit, manage our team of volunteers and trainees, respond to inquiries and requests, and move key programs forward in the areas of fundraising, communications, marketing, and outreach.
About Our Organization
Meaningful Media is a vibrant non-profit network committed to changing our world through media. Our mission is to increase the quality, visibility, and impact of pro-social media. We do this by CONNECTING creators, distributors, viewers and advocates of meaningful media; EMPOWERING members with tools and resources to succeed; RESHAPING the media landscape through research, education and dialogue.
We are a dynamic, team-oriented non-profit looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join our effort. Find out more at www.meaningfulmedia.org
• Demonstrated passion for socially conscious media
• Deep knowledge and understanding of the non-profit and pro-social media landscapes
• Proven management abilities
• Superior computer knowledge including web research skills, website & database management, and the ability to trouble-shoot problems effectively.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Extremely organized and detailed-oriented
• Experience working for a non-profit preferred
• Fundraising and development experience is a plus
We can only consider individuals with a background that strongly matches the needs of the position.
Hours: Part-time (we require a minimum of 20 hours a week)
Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, California.
Application Period: Friday, July 30th – Monday, August 23rd
Start Date:September 6, 2010
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please specify “MM Program Manager” in the subject line. We hope to hear from you!
Good to be here :) I am new to this site. Actually I am a Telecom Professional.. I am interested in documentaries and in fact I want to share and ask something -
I have a fresh new idea for a documentary and wanna share the script with an interested documentary maker or production house..
Can someone tell me who/which company can I contact..
Please help me guys :)
what role do you want to play with your film? are you wanting to direct it? produce? just see it get done?
One more week to go for DOCUWEEKS in New York and LA. There are some really great films playing that y'all should go and see. This week in NY you can catch MY PERESTROIKA by D-Word's own Robin Hessman, as well as WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker) and BUDRUS (Julia Bacha) in NY. Just some of my favorites. Have also heard amazing things about FREEDOM RIDERS.
In LA, you can see STEAM OF LIFE, in which naked Norwegian men discuss life in saunas (believe me, it's amazing), SUMMER PASTURE, in which you can witness up close remote rural life in the mountains of Tibet and learn about the value of yak milk as a moisturizer, and you can see THIS WAY OF LIFE, which I highly recommend for all phobic parents. This New Zealand family lives by a whole different set of rules, and it's an eye opening opportunity to examine how parenting is approached in this country.
These are just some of the highlights of a really great crop of films. And as we all know, unless we ourselves get our butts into theaters to support our fellow docmakers, how can we expect others to do the same?
I highly recommend a visit to the Arclight in LA or the IFC Center in NY. It's like taking a vacation without every leaving home.
Sort of an off topic request, but I am looking for a wedding photographer for October 10th, 2010. Its ideally suited for someone who is just starting out as the payment we have is $500. The location is the beautiful bucolic Catskill Mountains but we would pay for transportation from NYC or surrounding areas.
If you are interested (or know someone who is) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently in postproduction on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. Our offices located in Park Slope.
We’re seeking an intern to assist with post-production. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will include sub-titling and media management using Final Cut. There is a possibility to assist with graphics for anyone with Photoshop experience or an interest in learning it.
The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion). Photoshop experience a plus.
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DISASTER SHORT FILM AWARD
Do you have a documentary that tells the story of a remarkable individual's
actions in response to a devastating environmental event? Submit your film
to the explore HATCH Disaster Film Award presented by the non-profit,
multi-media organization explore.org.
Winner of the explore/HATCH award will be flown to HATCHfest Bozeman
September 22-25 and be presented with a Canon HD SLR camera package
from explore.org’s founder, Charles Annenberg Weingarten, and HATCH.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 25TH. Submission is free of charge.
For submission info please click here:
Lost my shooter, and am scrambling to find someone with at least minimal documentary shooting experience and their own camera to shoot for a few hours this Friday evening 8/13 in LA. Shoot will be at a benefit concert @ the Greek Theatre (Carlos Santana, Zach de la Rocha and others are performing, more details @ http://www.doloreshuerta.org/weavingmovements/). This is a DEFERRED PAY job for a documentary that is partially funded and is in the process of raising remaining funds. Screen credit and eternal thanks guaranteed.
Please write back if interested--thanks!