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Amelia Hanibelsz
Thu 27 Mar 2008Link

Hey thanks to all who sent Rome contacts etc- i will pass them onto my friend. I just got back from a week long shoot – so sorry for the delayed vote of thanks !!

If anyone needs sound in LA – drop me a line .


Jason Rosette
Fri 28 Mar 2008Link


Hey all--

Recently set up this portal to sell iPOD / portable-ready MP4s of my own titles BOOKWARS, SUSAN HERO, and others, and am now offering the platform to other filmmakers who may want to sell MP4 versions (non- DRM) of their work.

No guarantees re: revenue, but probably worth a try, especially for older releases that aren't well repped in the digital space.

  • I'm located in Asia –> Servers located in Florida
  • Buyers get secure link to download title to their desktop

(((Contact me at camerado@camerado.com to discuss)))

Best,

JRosette
CAMERADO
www.ipodmoviezone.com


John Burgan
Fri 28 Mar 2008Link

In reply to Bill Buchanan's post on Thu 27 Mar 2008 :

I've emailed you details of a D-Worder in TX who may be the right person for the job.


Le Sheng Liu
Fri 28 Mar 2008Link

Hi all, if any of you know a qualified individual who would be interested and available in helping out with film festival submissions and marketing for this feature documentary, please let me know!!!

ABOUT THE FILM
http://www.myspace.com/rappingwithshakespeare
A feature doc on five students at Crenshaw High School who express teen life in South Central LA through a mix of hip-hop and Shakesearean literature. Directed by Emmy Award-winner Michael King.

WHO YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH
The producer/exec producer who has plenty of contacts and experience in the TV, music, and film business. You might work with me a bit if I stay with the project and/or if I end up training you.

PRIMARY DUTIES: KEEP UP WITH FILM FEST DEADLINES
Manage and update Withoutabox.com acct
Help maintain calendar of film fest dates, deadlines, fees
Submit/send films and fees to film festivals; meet deadlines
Communicate with film festivals to request deadline/submission fee waivers

This is the top priority but in the event that the film gets accepted to a fest, you'll need to help out with publicity work ranging from updating our Myspace and website to making calls to radio stations. Please contact me if you're interested or have more questions. We are looking for someone who is flexible and follows through with tasks. Help out with as much as you can, and whatever you can't do, let us know and we can work something out. I started with the internship not long ago and it has been a great experience. My availability has changed so I am looking for an assistant/replacement. Thanks!!

Le
213.308.6387


Le Sheng Liu
Fri 28 Mar 2008Link

or you can email me. Please do not merely reply as a post here as I don't check these forums daily. Thanks!!!

lesliu@gmail.com


Ben Kempas
Sun 30 Mar 2008Link

Le, you can subscribe to email updates on single topics, so you don't need to log on here every day.


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 2 Apr 2008Link

"A powerful seminar that was jam packed with great information from the first hour to the closing night. Barely three months later I am now in production directing my first feature length documentary thanks to their guidance and wisdom." Shane Harvey, Producer/Director, Vancouver

As spring brings awakens creativity in all of us, we here at The Documentary Film Makers Course give you not one, but two, chances to get your non-fiction storytelling juices flowing. Filmmaker, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes gives you tips and advice on how to get your film MADE and how to avoid TRAPS.

Times and dates below. Go to http://www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register.

Los Angeles
When: April 26-27, 2008, 9AM-6PM
Where: Filmmakers Alliance, 1030 W. Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)

San Francisco/Berkeley
When: May 3-4, 2008 10AM-6PM
Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)


Felix Endara
Fri 4 Apr 2008Link

DOCUCLUB CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub, a New York-based film series of works-in-progress documentaries, is seeking submissions for 2008.

The format of DocuClub is to screen a rough cut and to have a moderator facilitate a discussion of the film between filmmaker and audience. Past films that have been screened at DocuClub include "Born Into Brothels," "The Boys of Baraka," and "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster."

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

- They are in the rough cut stage and thus ready to be screened
- They are no longer than 120 minutes and no less than 45 minutes
- They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly-labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Membership in DocuClub includes free admission to all our events. To join, please go to: www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine. Inc.
104 W. 14th St. 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
(646) 230-6368 x 221
docuclub@artsengine.net
www.mediarights.org/docuclub


Annie Howell
Fri 4 Apr 2008Link

FREE Screening: Cynthia Wade's FREEHELD, The New School, April 11

The New School presents
The Sixth Annual Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival – Vision and Risk: The Films of Cynthia Wade
Date: April 11, 2008
7:00 p.m., with panel discussion and reception to follow
Tishman Auditorium
66 W. 12th Street, New York City
Free and Open to the Public

Screening and Discussion: FREEHELD, winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
FREEHELD chronicles Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester’s struggle to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when the elected officials of Ocean County, New Jersey, deny her request to leave her pension to her partner, an option granted only to heterosexual married couples. FREEHELD captures the media frenzy and passionate advocacy campaign spurred by Laurel’s plight; it also tells the quieter, personal story of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other, creating a powerful, nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.


Mike Malloy
Sat 5 Apr 2008Link

YIKES! MIAMI-AREA DP / CAMERA OP NEEDED IN A HURRY!

Just received an opportunity for a talking-head intvw with a movie star that's very pertinent to my doc. It's in Miami Beach, this week, probably during business hours. Only about one hour of actual intvw, but then set-up and breakdown on top of the one hour.

If anyone fits this bill, is a DP with professional credits and his/her own camera (Sony DVCam preferred) and light kit, drop me a line at:

cultmovies [at] hotmail [dot] com

This is for an in-production feature-length doc that already has some interest from cable and has other movie-star intvws in the can.


Bill Kerrigan
Sun 6 Apr 2008Link

Can anyone recommend a production fixer in Peshawar Pakistan.


Ben Kempas
Sun 6 Apr 2008Link

Contact D-Word Members Cameron Hickey and Lauren Feeney. They shot close to the Afghan border in Pakistan. Maybe they can help?


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

The Utopia Film Festival, a community festival for which I have been serving as Program Director, is now accepting submissions. Would love to see any D-Worder submissions. No premiere requirements and we do accept films made within the past two years. Here's our blurb...

The Utopia Film Festival showcases short and feature-length works which entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages. Fiction, Documentaries, Animations, Music Videos, and Experimental Films are all welcome. This year's festival will take place from October 24-26, 2008 in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The Utopia Film Festival is an annual cinematic event, now in its fourth year. It reflects the utopian ideals of Greenbelt, Maryland – one of America's first planned communities. Located between the urban centers of Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland, Greenbelt was designed and built under the Roosevelt Administration's New Deal Federal Works Program in the 1930s. It remains a vibrant community and its historic city center (where many of the festival events take place) has been designated a national historic district.

While we encourage all submissions, these are special strands which we have planned for 2008:

UTOPIAN VISIONS: Films which address themes of community building, promoting diversity, bettering social and economic conditions, or preserving the environment.

KID VIDS: Family-friendly animated or live-action works. Films produced by children and teenagers are especially encouraged.

HALLOWEEN SCREEN: Since our festival coincides with the week of Halloween, we welcome submissions of serious or spoofy horror films appropriate for the season.

Submit now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate on submission fees.

Early-Bird Deadline: April 25, 2008
Regular Deadline: June 13, 2008
Late Deadline: July 1, 2008

More at http://www.utopiafilmfestival.org


Lucia Duncan
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

Looking for a cinematographer in Minneapolis/St. Paul to film one interview and possibly broll of a rally for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HDV camera – would prefer to keep this look. Shooting date will be either April 10th or 11th. Please contact me for more information: luciaduncan@gmail.com.


Lucia Duncan
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

Looking for a cinematographer in Los Angeles to film an interview for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HVR VIU and we want to keep a consistent look. Would like to use natural light as much as possible, but anticipate using lights as well. It should be a half day shoot on April 13th – there is some flexibility. Please contact me for more information: luciaduncan@gmail.com.


Tara Hurley
Wed 9 Apr 2008Link

I just wanted to let you know about an opportunity for anyone who's
interested to create a financed short that could broadcast nationally
on PBS. The WGBH Lab has joined with P.O.V. and is seeking compelling
pitches for video shorts about the 2008 Election. If selected,
producers receive $2,000 production funds, get feedback from industry
professionals, and their work may be broadcast nationally. The
deadline for pitches is May 2nd, 2008.

If you'd like to submit a pitch or want more information, visit:
http://lab.wgbh.org/open-call/election2008


Christian Kragh
Wed 9 Apr 2008Link

I don't know if this is the right section, but for all that are interested:

My name is Christian Kragh and I'm a freelance Flash designer/developer. I create full Flash websites and am interested in creating websites for films as well. In the past, I've mostly designed sites for portfolios, galleries, artists and photographers, that type of thing. But I want to expand and think film sites can be really great. My website is at http://www.christiankragh.com – please contact me if you are interested at ckragh – at – gmail – dot – com – I don't think I'll be checking d-word so often.

Thanks,
Christian


Karen Mayfield
Thu 10 Apr 2008Link

Hi my name is Karen and I'm a freelance web designer, I offer affordable websites, and interest free financing is available. These are tough times and Filmmakers don't have a large budget. I just completed film site that will play at the Newport Beach film festival.

Best,

Karen
wildhorse7@sbcglobal.net

Edited Thu 10 Apr 2008 by Karen Mayfield

Cynthia Winings
Thu 10 Apr 2008Link

Hello! Does anyone know of any New York-based documentary film makers with internship opportunities? I am looking for some hands-on experience before i attend the Maine Media Workshop's four-week documentary film making course this summer (August). Thank you for any advice or suggestions you can share with me: imakedocumentaries@gmail.com. Best regards, Cynthia


Doug Block
Thu 10 Apr 2008Link

I just sent you an email, Cynthia. Your timing is good.


Ethan Isenberg
Fri 11 Apr 2008Link

Subtitling job for a German speaker:

Someone wants to have his late father's video Holocaust testimony subtitled from German to English. The interview has already been transcribed and translated. Length is 1:43.

Having just worked with subtitles myself, I know that it works better when the subtitler speaks the native language. That's why I'm passing up this opportunity.

It would be easiest if the editor lives in the States, since the tapes are in NY, but an accomodation could probably be reached if this is not the case.

Please contact me if interested.
ethan@secondlookproductions.com


Tara Hurley
Sun 13 Apr 2008Link

I am looking for a group to view my film. I am just finishing editing it. (I think, LOL) I did a private viewing a couple of weeks ago and made some adjustments and now I would like to screen it again. If anyone is in the Providence/Boston/Conn area and would provide a place to screen it and up to 10 or 15 people to critique it I would be greatly in your debt. (Basically I can go anyplace driving distance,any day, as long as I can make it back to work the next morning)
I am not offering money, just an opportunity to watch a film and network. Just a little background, This is my first film and I did not get any grants.
For more background on the film please go to my website at
www.happyendingsdocumentary.com


Christina Tkacik
Mon 14 Apr 2008Link

Hi there! I'm about to graduate from college (University of Virginia) and am looking for either an editing internship or, better yet, assistant editorship. I've sent out 30-odd emails, queries, demos, and resumes, but I imagine I have another 100-odd to go. Any recommendations for post houses to get my start in editing?

My demo is online at youtube.com/user/xtinatracik
email is christina.tkacik@gmail.com

ANY suggestions are welcome! (Hey, I hear Starbucks has pretty good benefits these days, too...)


Lisa Schaeferaz
Mon 14 Apr 2008Link

RoleModel Enterprises is casting for a series of very Short Films (total of 70-80 minutes): "Budget Justified." Filming will be in the June time frame in Vienna, VA. We will work with your schedule if possible.
Looking for "Alan"—male, white, thirties or forties, funny guy who works for the federal government. (Major Role)

"Tim"—male, white, forties or fifties, funny guy with an attitude who works for the federal government. (Supporting Role)
“Barry” –male, white, forties to sixties, an unfriendly middle manager (minor role)
“Gigi” –female, forties to sixties, a dumpy but nice lower manager (minor role)
“Jeff” –male, forties to fifties, a nice yes-man in lower management (minor role)
“George” –male, white, forties to sixties, a grouchy yes-man in lower management (minor role)
“Brian” –male, thirties, husband to main character (minor role)
“Yvette” –female, white, twenties, office worker, speaks a few words in French (minor role)
“Jane” – female, thirties, attractive, professional

The main character has already been cast.
Call 703-938-8370 or send an email to RoleModelEnterprises@gmail.com to set up an audition
Send resume/headshot to RoleModelEnterprises@gmail.com

Please be prepared to do a monologue (not to exceed two minutes), and/or complete a cold read at the audition.
This is unfortunately for no pay, BUT we will provide a COPY of the finished film, all the FOOD you can EAT, and a LEARNING EXPERIENCE you will never forget!!
If successful, there will be an opportunity for paid appearances at RoleModel Enterprises evening events starting in September.

Contact Information: roleModelEnterprises@gmail.com


Lisa Schaeferaz
Mon 14 Apr 2008Link

In reply to Christina Tkacik's post on Mon 14 Apr 2008 :

Hi Christina,
Please check this job internship announcement.

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION for RoleModel Enterprises

Job title: Internet video producer

Job description: Since RoleModel Enterprises is a small company, you will have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you would like. You will have the creative freedom to impact the company with your own ideas. Part of the job will be to learn about anything you might need to do the job.

Job duties: Depending upon the candidate’s skills, the job duties will encompass a subset of the following tasks. Some of the skill sets necessary for the tasks will be taught on the job if necessary.

Creating stories for new media
• Video logging and editing
• Creating a plan for story distribution using social networking sites, text messages, etc.
• Creating web site content, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, etc.
• Operate video camera at networking events
• Ecommerce web site design

Ideal candidate: Has an entrepreneurial spirit, is creative, willing to try out different ideas, and likes working with web technology. Must be familiar with video editing software and comfortable operating a small digital video camera. Also should be familiar with Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and other new media capabilities. Experience with web site design is a plus, but not required.

About the company: RoleModel Enterprises is located in Vienna, Virginia (one mile from the Vienna metro station). It is a startup dedicated to getting more positive role models featured in entertainment and news stories in new media.
RoleModel Enterprises puts on structured social/educational networking events for people interested in putting positive role models in new media. RoleModel Enterprises creates and distributes fiction and nonfiction stories about role models in written, audio, and video form.

About the CEO: Lisa Schaefer has worked in the technology sector for various government contractors and has mentored interns for several summers. She taught statistics courses for non-math majors at American and Marymount Universities. Dr. Schaefer is the author of Grassroot Hollywood: Brand Yourself as a Role Model in New Media, a book about using a grassroots movement and new technology to put role models’ stories in new media. She serves on the board of several service organizations, hosts Fairfax County public access cable shows, and speaks at conferences. She has taken several graduate level video production courses and has participated in several novel writers workshops.

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to RoleModelEnterprises@gmail.com


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