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Looking for a Grant Writer
I am producing a Documentary about a Horse Sanctuary in Northern Idaho. As we profile the owner and volunteers at this ranch we touch on issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Foster Care, Economy and the fate of unwanted horses.
Production: 60% complete
Post: 20% complete
We have already spent about 50k and need about 150k more in grants and other sponsorship. I am a first time Documentary Producer and am especially new to the Grant and Funding process. We need someone who has experience and success at writing Grants and other fund raising proposals to come on board with us. This is a PAID position.
Please email me at: email@example.com
Adam, a number of D-Word members have raved about Joanna Rabiger as a grant writer.
I just tried to get in touch with her yesterday coincidentally, but her website was having some issues and I couldn't get her an email. Thanks to you guys, I can now!
In reply to Adam Johnson's post on Thu 12 May 2011 :
I second Doug, we've worked with Joanna and she's phenomenal.
I am working on 'Under the Radar' a documentary on the undocumented Irish living in New York. I could do with adivce/help on fundraising options.
'Under the Radar' is a documentary feature that chronicles the lives of the undocumented Irish who immigrated to New York looking for a better life or simply to avoid the unemployment lines back home. It is factual storytelling at its best. It is told from the prospective of three recently arrived Irish immigrants as they navigate their way through a myriad of hurdles in order to stay one step ahead of the immigration authorities. It captures the excitement and disappointment immigrants go through in the Big Apple as they pursue their dreams. It chronicles their fears and aspirations in the wake of 9/11.
Thanks for taking the time.
I am going to Alaska to continue shooting my feature doc on June 15th – July 5th.
I am am HVX owner, I would love to rent from a filmmaker the following items. I am insured for sure!
If you have these and want to rent please contact me. Referrals welcome too.
Hey might as get as much use out of the HVX as we can before they go.
2 x 64GB P2 Cards
Extra Batteries w Charger
Contact: Gina Abatemarco
Email: gabatemarco AT gmail.com
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*Office copier, scanners, printers, fax
*Watercooler, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker
*Optional Avid Media Composer
*Optional Receptionist, Bookkeeper, Assistant Editor
Price negotiable, easy lease terms, immediately available
212.477.2211 rental 'at' outofthebluefilms.com
Obama's Digital Team is Hiring
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We're going to run the most effective, creative, and innovative digital campaign in the history of politics, and our digital team will be core to achieving the communications, fundraising and organizing goals of the cause.
We're hiring people at all levels, from team directors to junior staff. So whether you're a seasoned digital veteran or are new to the field but hoping to apply your skills to a worthy cause, we hope to hear from you.
We're especially looking for folks with skills and experience in the following areas:
DESIGN – web design and user experience specialists, print designers, motion graphics producers and Flash designers (please submit your portfolio or link to your web site)
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If you fit any of the above categories, please send us an email describing why you want to work for the campaign, along with your resume, to digitaljobs(at)barackobama.com. Be sure to include any portfolio, writing samples, or reel, if applicable.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications; we also offer a benefits plan.
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FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS:
Francisco Serrano's SEVA LIVES
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Filmmaker in person for discussion!
Considered one of the best Puerto Rican films in recent years, SEVA LIVES offers a post-modern look at the history and impact of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the island.
When a fictional story reimagining the U.S. invasion was published in a widely-read newspaper in Puerto Rico, its readers believed it as fact. But like the infamous chaos-inducing Orson Welles radio dramatization of the War of the Worlds, the story was utter fiction simply taken as reality. The story contained letters from a historian who unearthed evidence that the United States did not enter Puerto Rico peacefully in June, as history dictates. Instead, the Americans invaded through a town named "Seva," massacred its people, and covered it up by changing the town's name to "Ceiba," its current name.
This story, as the newspaper tried to make clear, is fiction. Yet readers around the island believed it and a scandal ensued.
SEVA LIVES redefines Puerto Rican history in this update of the classic Puerto Rican short story "Seva." It mixes fictional elements with actual archival footage and real interviews with historians to discuss the significance and impact of the short story today. But, most significantly, SEVA LIVES deconstructs the sociopolitical debate of the facts and myths surrounding the history of Puerto Rico and explores the issues that arise when fiction meddles with recollections of the past.
Organized by Cinema Tropical, this screening celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 7th Robert J. Flaherty Seminar, held in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.
SEVA LIVES is the first film of director, producer and editor Francisco Serano, whose previous credits as a digital animator include Maldeamores, Party Time and Diez en la Música. Serrano spends most of his time in front of his computer, where he made most of SEVA LIVES. He was born and raised in San Suan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
More information at the Flaherty NYC Website