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Barbara Rick
Mon 9 May 2011Link

Want to get active on Twitter but been putting it off? Check out our May Twitter BASICS workshop for filmmakers and other creatives. Deets in the hidden section.

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Adam Johnson
Wed 11 May 2011Link

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: adam@m2gmedia.com


Doug Block
Wed 11 May 2011Link

Adam, a number of D-Word members have raved about Joanna Rabiger as a grant writer.


Adam Johnson
Wed 11 May 2011Link

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!


Barbara Rick
Thu 12 May 2011Link

In reply to Adam Johnson's post on Thu 12 May 2011 :

I second Doug, we've worked with Joanna and she's phenomenal.


Charles Lamont
Fri 13 May 2011Link

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.
Charlie

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/502105897/under-the-radar-a-documentary


Gina Abatemarco
Fri 13 May 2011Link

Hi All,

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

Tripod

Extra Batteries w Charger

Contact: Gina Abatemarco

Email: gabatemarco AT gmail.com


Barbara Rick
Fri 13 May 2011Link

Production Office Mini-Suites in Union Square, NYC

*Historic, friendly building with lobby security
*Quiet, community workspace
*Customized workstations for 1, 2, and 3 production team members.
*Hi-Speed Internet & Wireless
*Fully furnished, carpeted, air conditioned
*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


Stephen Muller
Mon 16 May 2011Link

Obama's Digital Team is Hiring

Want to work on the Obama campaign?

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)

FILM/VIDEO – producers, shooters, editors, motion graphics artists and distribution specialists

WRITING/EDITING – we need talented, seasoned writers and editors to help tell the story of the campaign

DIRECT RESPONSE MARKETING – through email, social and mobile platforms

DEVELOPERS/WEB PRODUCERS – web (front-end: HTML/CSS/Java /etc.) and mobile

DIGITAL ADVERTISING – including ad buying, creative, tracking and optimization across search, display, social and mobile platforms

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.

Obama For America is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. Obama For America is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. OFA will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.


Jon Dieringer
Mon 16 May 2011Link

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.

===Bio===
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


Roselly Torres
Mon 16 May 2011Link

TWN Spring Evening Workshops 2011!

TWN presents its seasonal series of walk-in seminars on production topics you need – from production planning and distribution, to new media production, sound recording and more. All classes are $20 ($10 for low income) unless otherwise noted. The workshops take place at Third World Newsreel. Register now by emailing workshop@twn.org.

Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30 PM
Production Planning and Budgeting with Ann Bennett
Prepping your film – from R&D to production, post and distribution – with a special focus on budgets and planning your multiplatform strategy. Led by Producer/Director Ann Bennett, multimedia producer for Through a Lens Darkly ($20/10 low income)


Tuesday, May 31st, 6:30 PM
Master Class with Filmmaker/Editor Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the director of "Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories" has also been an editor for over ten years. Among her credits are "Los Bandoleros" (Vin Diesel), "Antonia Pantoja, Presente!" (Lillian Jimenez) and "Passionate Politics: the Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch" (Tami Gold). Sonia is currently editing Byron Hurts' (a TWN workshop grad) latest doc, "Soul Food Junkies", and will show clips from her work, talk about how she got into the field and made her film, about the challenges facing women of color in the industry, and what inspires her to do what she does. FREE. RSVP to workshop@twn.org.


All Classes held at:
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Flr
between 37th and 38th Streets
1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Times Square
212 947-9277 x 15
RSVP and info – email workshop@twn.org


Marj Safinia
Mon 16 May 2011Link

Angelenos – still 3.5 hours left to get tickets online to see me in conversation with the Maestro, Doug Block himself, about the Art of the Personal Documentary for IDA's Doc-U series. You can also show up at the door. We'll be having a F2F afterwards in the courtyard, so come out and show your love.

http://doc-u-may-16.eventbrite.com/


Charleen Wittenberg
Mon 16 May 2011Link

Looking for interns who speak both Japanese and English to translate and transcribe footage in Los Angeles for a documentary that was recently shot in Japan. Please contact me directly: cbdocumentary{AT}gmail{DOT}com


Kirby Dick
Mon 16 May 2011Link

Academy and Emmy Award nominated film team seeks experienced verite shooter for six to twelve shoots outside Denver starting in early June. Please reply with resume/reel and rate to : chaincamera[AT]gmail[dot]com


Stephanie Bleyer
Tue 17 May 2011Link

Six Foot Chipmunk produces robust outreach and engagement campaigns for social-issue documetary films. We work with filmmakers to develop, implement and find funding for multi-facted campaigns that empower audiences to take action in creative and compelling ways. Services include: Grantwriting, crowdfunding, website development, social media management, non-profit partner development, engagement campaign strategizing and production, collateral production, curriculum development and community screening coordination. Past clients include Oscar Nominees Gasland and Sun Come Up, Participant's Standard Operating Procedure, No Impact Man, Truck Farm, Bag It and One Lucky Elephant. Contact Stephanie at bleyer[AT]gmail[DOT]com.


Marj Safinia
Tue 17 May 2011Link

In reply to Kirby Dick's post on Mon 16 May 2011 15:17 PDT :

Kirby, I'm re-posting this on the Professional Classifieds side too, where you may get more traction.


Cheryl Pollak
Tue 17 May 2011Link

I'm looking for a camera assistant/loader and a sound person for a shoot in northern California (Santa Rosa) area June 1-7. We are shooting on the Panasonic AF100. Very small shoot so we need utility players. Please contact me at jobs[AT]uprightpictures[DOT]com.


Barbara Rick
Wed 18 May 2011Link

In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Wed 18 May 2011 :

Just forwarded this to an outstanding shooter in the west I've known for many years. Hope it works out.


Lindsay Blatt
Wed 18 May 2011Link Tag

Hi All~

I'm looking for projects that need a stills/footage researcher, or assistant producer. I have years of experience working as a photo editor at various magazines (Newsweek, Vogue, Daily Beast) and organizations (UNICEF, Channel 13, Alarm Will Sound), and am trying to move into documentary film. I'm about to start a two month freelance gig at the New York Times. In addition to my licensing/research experience, I'm also an adept producer for still shoots – and am hoping to apply those skills to documentaries as well. I recently finished research and licensing for a film about Harper Lee, and have also worked on broadcast & live event productions. Last fall I traveled to Iceland, where I collaborated with a photojournalist to make a short documentary about the horse herders. I produced, photographed, and was the audio recordist for Herd In Iceland, which is currently in the editing stage.

Thanks so much for reading.

Edited Wed 18 May 2011 by Lindsay Blatt

Eva Gunz
Wed 18 May 2011Link

Hello Doc Enthusiasts,

If you haven't already heard, Harry Shearer's documentary "The Big Uneasy" is opening in Los Angeles and New York City on Friday, May 20th. Details below!

www.thebiguneasy.com

Los Angeles: Sunset 5 Laemmle, Harry Shearer will be doing a Q&A after the 7pm and 9:45 showings on May 20th and 21st.

http://www.laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=6603

New York City: Cinema Village

http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/show_movie.asp?movieid=2143

Please share with your friends. This documentary is not to be missed. Really poignant look a not-so-natural disaster that occurred in New Orleans in 2005 and why it can happen again in your city.

Thanks!

Eva

http://www.youtube.com/user/thebiguneasy


Lily Keber
Fri 20 May 2011Link

In reply to Stephen Hyde's post on Sat 13 Nov 2010 :

Hey Stephen- Any chance you still have any of that stock left? I clicked on the link and came up with nothing, so I'm assuming you've sold it all.. :(


Miranda Yousef
Fri 20 May 2011Link

Hello folks,

I need an AE to come in for a day on Sunday to help me organize/categorize media on my current project (a doc about the Cultural Revolution). We're using FCP7. Basically I need someone to come and organize media files by content rather than date (which is how it's organized right now) so I can quickly and easily locate footage. Piad gig; Los Angeles; Sunday probably 4pm-midnight (or whatever time they get it done).

Please contact me if you or someone you know can do this!

Thanks.


Tyler Chandler
Mon 23 May 2011Link

Hi everyone,

I just finished producing a funny, shocking and controversial feature-length documentary. I've got some good things happening already but I'd like to chat with anyone in the documentary community who has contacts/connections/insight and is interested in associate/executive producing. It'd also be nice to make new contacts/friends around the country/world to bounce ideas off with respect to this film, your film, future films, festivals, distribution, producer reps, etc.

I'll leave my trailer, twitter and personal email. I look forward to chatting.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1BePpr7xW0
Twitter: http://twitter.com/donkeylovemovie
Email: tyler@differentdrummerfilms.com

Cheers,
Tyler

Edited Mon 23 May 2011 by Tyler Chandler

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 25 May 2011Link

Docs In Progress is now in its seventh year of presenting documentary work-in-progress screenings to the public as a means for filmmakers to get feedback from a general audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film.

We are excited to be returning to Washington DC next Friday, June 3 for a program sponsored by our longest-running sponsor, The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. We welcome both filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike to join us to watch and critique the films.

WHAT'S SCREENING?
73 CENTS by Ben Crosbie (15 minute rough cut)
Five days after her husband passed away from cancer, Regina Holliday took up her paint brushes and began a crusade to change the American health-care system, using art as her vehicle for advocacy.

THE LIST by Beth Murphy (82 minute rough cut)
After leading reconstruction teams for the U.S. government in Iraq, Kirk Johnson returns home only to discover that his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical militias... all because they worked for the United States trying to help rebuild their country. Stunned by fear-mongering and stagnating bureaucracy that prevents these Iraqis from being rescued, Kirk begins compiling a list of these allies and, one by one, helps them find refuge and a new life in America.

WHEN?
Friday, June 3 from 7:00-10:00 pm.

WHERE?
George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building
Lower Level Auditorium (B-07)
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Washington DC 20052
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.

TICKETS?
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders and full-time students). Cash only at the door. No advance RSVP required.

This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Doug Block
Wed 25 May 2011Link

I'm looking for an editing/overall assistant to work with me in developing my new in-the-works wedding documentary. The ideal candidate has good knowledge of FCP and all things technical, and is extremely (bordering on obsessively) well organized. Brownie points for being a fast learner and fearless self-starter.

Position has fairly flexible days, but requires commitment of 2-3 days per week.

Our office is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is an unpaid position to start with, save for a daily travel and meal stipend. Hopefully will become paid, in time, as we're trying to raise funding. My films (the latest being The Kids Grow Up and 51 Birch Street ) have been co-produced with broadcasters like HBO, ZDF/Arte and Channel Four and have shown both theatrically and on television throughout the world.

Furthermore, we're a small company and you'll be working directly with me, which previous assistants (at least those who've learned the art of sucking up) say is a priceless experience. For anyone with the ambition to learn documentary directing and producing from the inside, this can be like a one person film school.

To apply, please send me an email telling a bit about who you are, your film experience and what you hope to learn from working on the film: doug (at) d-word (dot) com. Thanks!

Edited Wed 25 May 2011 by Doug Block

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