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Diana Wynne
Fri 11 Jun 2004Link
My doc "Joyce to the World" will be screening in cities across the US plus in Toronto and
Melbourne this coming week for Bloomsday. The film is an hour, and many screenings are
free.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read. It features Brian Dennehy,
Frank McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Senator David Norris, and everyday people from Kobe
College to Kansas City.

June 12
Rosenbach Museum & Library , Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.
Bloomsday Books, 301 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO 6:30 p.m.

June 13 Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.

June 16--Bloomsday 100!
-Chapters Books, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
-Jubilation Joyce! Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 1 p.m.
-Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA ongoing
-Symphony Space, New York, NY 6 p.m. as part of Bloomsday on Broadway
-Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco, CA 57 Post Street at 12 and 8 p.m. after the 6
p.m. performance readings. rsvp@milibrary.org (Diana Wynne and Zippy Lehnus will
appear)
-Echo Park Film Center,1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 8 p.m. (213) 484-8846
-7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA 8 p.m. (Fritzi Horstman will appear)
-The Celtic Club, 320 Queen Street Melbourne, Australia 6:30 p.m.

June 18 Verde Gallery, 17 East Taylor St, Champaign IL 6 p.m.

July 11 The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 12 noon as part of the annual
Bloomsday pub crawl ($30). Film free. For reservations 619/284-6594

Hope you can make it! More details including purchasing info on our website at http://
www.joycetotheworld.com or e-mail me.

Sarah Hesterman
Tue 22 Jun 2004Link
EXPERIENCED TRANSCRIPTIONIST available.
I am an independant documentary producer looking
for some extra cash. I have several years of experience
transcribing documentary interviews for POV, feature doc
Trembling Before G-d, many short docs and my own interviews.
Fast turnaround, reasonable rates, negotiable based on project.
Please contact <sarah@gothampictures.tv>.

Doug Block
Wed 23 Jun 2004Link
We don't spam or double post here, Jeff. I left up the post in the
Introduce Yourself topic.

Marj Safinia
Tue 6 Jul 2004Link
Hey people in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Our new feature doc, SEEDS (which just premiered as the Opening Night Film at SILVERDOCS to 4 sold out theaters), is coming to the Bay Area.

SEEDS will be screening 4 times as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival:

"SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy....Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work, and often elusive" SFJFF, 2004

In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself.

Sunday, 25 July, 4.15pm, Castro Theater, SF
Sunday, 1 August, 1pm, Century 16 Cinemas, Mountainview
Tuesday, 3 August, 6pm, Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley
Saturday, 7 August, 1.30pm, San Rafael Film Center, San Rafael

More information on the venues and ticketing and the other great films at < http://www.sfjff.org>

If you're thinking of coming and are unsure which date to come, please come to the first screening at the Castro -- that's a 1100 seat theater, which we'd like to fill!

We'll be doing an interesting panel before that screening with filmmakers and subjects from another film, and two of our boys will be here from the Middle East, so come check us out.

Please spread the word to your local friends and family, and if anyone is interested in passing on an email flyer to their email list, please let me know. That would be great :-)


John Merriman
Fri 9 Jul 2004Link
Attention Filmmakers,

The final deadline for the 11th Annual Austin Film Festival is
quickly approaching, and I could use your help getting the word
out to more filmmakers. Below is more information about our film
competition. I can offer you a $5 discount off our entry fee(see below).

Thank you for your time and help,
John Merriman
Documentary Film Program Director
Austin Film Festival




CALL FOR ENTRIES * 2004 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Winter 2004 issue of MovieMaker Magazine ranked the Austin Film Festival
among the 20 Film Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee.

Submit your work in these categories:
* Documentary Feature
* Documentary Short
* Narrative Feature
* Narrative Short
* Narrative Student Short

The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival runs October 14-21, 2004 in Austin, Texas.

Get $5 off your entry fee with this e-mail

Final Deadline: July 15, 2004

For an entry form and more information, visit:
www.austinfilmfestival.com

Marj Safinia
Fri 9 Jul 2004Link
Any D-Worders in the Atlanta area:

FREE SCREENING OF SEEDS on Thursday 15 July as part of the Martin Luther King DREAM series.

THURSDAY 15 JULY
7.30pm
MLK National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue NE

"..a spectacular film...truly impressive"
Judy Woodruff, CNN

We feel very honored to have been chosen as part of such an inspirational series of films, and IT'S FREE!! So please spread the word to anyone you know in the Atlanta area.

------------

SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and American living together for three weeks at a camp in Maine, and trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, Seeds shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work. SEEDS intimately documents this difficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions.

"In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself"


Tom Furtwangler
Tue 20 Jul 2004Link
DV or Beta SP shooter with gear needed in Nassau, Bahamas
on about Aug 11, 12, 13. Broadcast-level pay. Know anybody?

tomfurt@u.washington.edu

Erica Ginsberg
Sat 24 Jul 2004Link
Washington DC area...

Researcher needed for the investigative documentary that is currently
in production.Major Broadcasters are involved. The assignment will
last for 2-4days.Very flexible hours. Paid.

The researcher/PA must have experience with the video footage
research and the National Archives.

Contact: Milena Schwager/ Producer (301) 537-0697 or
schwager1@sprintmail.com

Jasmine Dellal
Sun 8 Aug 2004Link
NYC (August 8), seeking absolutely great editor to wrap up a feature doc...

I'm approaching the home stretch of editing on a feature documentary
about Gypsy musicians around the world. The unsophisticated but efficient
way to describe it is that it's a kind of, 'Romani Vista Social Club'. It's got
stunning footage (Al Maysles.. concert film and scenes from Spain, Macedonia,
Romania & India). Great people. Good stories. Set for worldwide theatrical
with a prestigious sales agent. Presold to PBS. etc...

It also has an overwhelmed director. Me. Hence the suggestion of working
with an editor to complete the film. Interviewing people now to find
the perfect fit... Please call/e-mail ASAP.
Jasmine Dellal

P.s. more about the film at www.littledust.com ...click on Gypsy Caravan
--
Little Dust Productions
104 West 14th St., #4
New York, NY 10011
+1-212-228-7777
www.littledust.com

Robin Macpherson
Mon 9 Aug 2004Link
UK documentary producers and those who want to spend a year in the
World's Festival capital, Edinburgh, may be interested in a new
Masters degree in Screen Project Development, hosted at the Scottish
city's Napier University. Geared towards producers it covers story
development, financing, working relationships and, crucially,
encourages participants to develop a project(s) during the one year
full-time or two years part time programme. Convened by documentary
producer Robin MacPherson (that's me) we hope to offer some of the
modules online from 2005, meantime you can get all the details at
http://www.napier.ac.uk/dama/html/fmmd_des.html.

Fadi Hindash
Sun 15 Aug 2004Link
I'm in the middle of preparing a documentary and I've pretty much
completed everything letter of intention to film treatment with
master scenes as well as a detaileld shooting script. It's gonna
involve part narrative (on 35mm) and the bigger chunk, the actual
documentary, (on HD).

I'm up for a grant but I know that a budget breakdown would
strengthen my proposal.

My question is can anyone assist me in a list of all elements that
you might think I should include in my breadown as small as they may
seem- minimum crew requirements, equipment, other logistics. My only
exprience is shootign independent shorts on 16mm.

This is to all, especially producers, who can relate to the plight of
an aspiring filmmaker and don't mind sharing breakdown
templates/lists.

My email is hindashfadi@hotmail.com

Fadi

Donal O'ceilleachair
Fri 3 Sep 2004Link
Sales and Marketing Manager

Documentary production company seeks smart, experienced, multitasking
self starter to run the marketing and sales department of our growing firm.
Ideal candidate has diverse sales experience and contacts with DVD
wholesale distributors and reps. Other film distribution experience helpful.
Some administrative duties also required. In our creative office this is a great
opportunity to stretch, grow, and succeed for the right person. Excellent
computer and time management skills essential.


FT permanent- salary commensurate with experience

please send resume and cover emails to: john@directpictures.com

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 7 Sep 2004Link
The Educational Video Center
Media Literacy Violence Prevention Project Internships
Working with NYC High School Students

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School are
offering internships and independent study classes working with high
school students in the following activities in the Fall 2004 and
possibly the Spring 2005 semesters: video and web page production;
facilitating internet student discussions between school sites;
facilitating classroom discussions and activities related to media
analysis, violence in the media, violence in our society, and
alternatives to violence; facilitating classroom discussions and
responding to the viewing of student media productions.

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School
Project seek undergraduate and graduate students to do internships
and independent study courses working in NYC high school classes
facilitating high school students with video projects, web page
production, media analysis, critical viewing of each other’s tapes
and internet bulletin board discussions during the Fall 2004 semester
and possibly the Spring 2005 semester. The project, called the Media
Literacy Violence Prevention Project, explores themes related to
violence, alternatives to violence, media critique, and violence in
the media, and is a collaboration between Satellite Academy High
School, the Educational Video Center and New York University’s Media
Ecology Program of the Department of Culture and Communication.

High school students at the four different sites of Satellite Academy
High School (one site in the Bronx, one site in Queens, and two sites
in Manhattan) will explore the role of violence in their own lives
and communities as well as alternatives to violence; will learn
to “read” or critically analyze mainstream media that bombards them
with images and messages twenty-four hours a day; and will critique
the role of violence in the media (i.e. television, movies, music,
video, computer games, video games, etc). Additionally, students
will produce media that promote alternative messages. They will also
communicate with students from other Satellite sites about their
learning and their projects via “blackboard,” an electronic bulletin
board for internet conversations linked to the project’s website.

This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in any or all of the following: working with high
school students, teaching media production, media analysis, violence
in the media, facilitating activities and discussions about community
violence and alternatives to violence.

Experience in video and web page production preferred but not
necessary.

For more information or to apply please contact Amy Melnick at 212-
465-9366 ext 23, or amelnick@evc.org

--

Amy Melnick
Educational Video Center
120 W 30th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)465-9366 ext.23
Fax: (212)4659369
www.evc.org

Cynthia Wade
Wed 8 Sep 2004Link
DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY/DOCUMENTARY CAMERAWORK course offered at the
New School this fall

4 session(s). Four Fridays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, October 1-22, 2004,
New York City.

With small digital cameras now accessible to almost everyone, what
skills does the videomaker need to capture engaging, artful, and
technically sound documentary footage? This intensive workshop
teaches the basics of digital cinematography for the documentary,
with emphasis on how each frame must tell the story. Taught by D-word
member, documentary director and DP Cynthia Wade
(www.cynthiawade.com), students learn "hands-on" how to improve
dramatically their video images. Topics include learning to see
cinematically, using natural and added light, when and why to stay
away from automatic settings, special effects with filters/gels and
other fun tricks of the trade, and simple guidelines to follow so
that you will get all the shots you need for editing.

Special attention will be given to the challenge of simultaneously
shooting and directing the documentary, particularly as a one-person
or two-person crew. Students must have their own camcorders, which
they must bring to class.

For more information, please visit

http://kaplan.dialnsa.edu/register/index.cfm?deptcode=NCOM

or

http://www.nsu.newschool.edu/03_deptcour.htm

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
OneWorld and MTV this week launch their 2004 radio and TV competition
for aspiring radio and video journalists, young film makers,
activists and others working in the field of HIV/AIDS with a message
to put across. Entrants are invited to create a one-minute Public
Service Announcement on the topic of *Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS*

The competition runs from 7th Sep * 11th Nov 2004. All the details on
on the OneWorld Radio, OneWorld TV and MTV Staying Alive sites.

Links
OneWorld.net * the information.
http://www.oneworld.net/article/view/93400

OneWorld TV
http://tv.oneworld.net/tapestry?article=33

Please would you *spread the word* globally to youth organisations,
media and film networks, colleges and universities, so that all those
who*d like to take part, can do so.

Gareth Benest (gareth.benest@oneworld.net) will be handling the
competition for OWTV.

Richard (Ware) Adams
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
Though just released on DVD by KINO, the 1972 feature-length cinema
verite documentary ASYLUM on the late R.D.LAING's therapeutic
community in London can be seen as it should be - with audience and
big screen - at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES (.com) in NYC on SATURDAY
night SEPTEMBER 18 at 8:30 PM (2nd Street at 2nd Avenue, 505-5181).
New member Dick Adams shot and edited this for the late Peter
Robinson 30 years ago and thinks you may be moved by its rendering of
a heroic and beautiful attempt to create an alternative to the mental
hospitals of the day - with ramifications, some say, for the
craziness of our world today. Q&A followed by scenes from Laing's
famous 1972 U.S. college tour. Questions? richard.w.adams@rcn.com

Diana Wynne
Wed 15 Sep 2004Link
"Joyce to the World" is screening at NY is Book Country, the huge, free festival that
celebrates reading, readers, and occasionally movies about books like mine.

Sunday, October 3
Cantor Film Center, NYU, Theater 1
36 E. 8th Street at Greene

Absolutely free, but you need to pick up tickets at Borders in NY or at the festival booth.

The film's an hour plus Q&A afterward. I'm hoping for a surprise guest.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read, with Bloomsday celebrations
from Kansas City to Kobe College. It features Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt, Fionnula
Flanagan, Malachy McCourt, and Joyceans of all stripes. Irreverent, fast-paced, seriously
funny. And made on a shoestring.

For more info, e-mail me or check out http://www.joycetotheworld.com

The full NY is Book Country program is on their website at <http://
www.nyisbookcountry.com
> and will be an insert in next Wednesday's NY Times.

Hope you can make it!
Diana
writer and producer

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 14 Oct 2004Link
My film CRUCIBLE OF WAR screens tonight in New York:

NEW YORK, NY
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At RACCOON (the Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network)
43-32 22nd Street (between 43rd and 44th Avenues) - Suite 301
Long Island City
Only one subway stop from Manhattan on the E or V lines (23rd Street-
Ely Avenue stop). Located near Silvercup Studios.
See <http://balkansnet.org/noviprostor.html> for a map.

More screenings this weekend, next week, and November...

BOSTON, MA
Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the international conference "Lessons Learned from the Balkan
Conflicts" presented by the Center for Balkan Development/Friends of
Bosnia
Boston College (Chestnut Hill Campus) - Higgins Building - Room 225
Map at <http://www.friendsofbosnia.org/LessonsLearned/bc_map_new.pdf>


BURLINGTON, VT
Friday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 pm
At the Vermont International Film Festival
More info at http://www.vtiff.org/


WASHINGTON DC
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the Common Ground Film Festival
Being held at the George Washington University's Elliott School of
International Affairs (1957 E Street, NW - Room 213 Washington DC)
More info at
<http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/filmfestival/filmfest_2004.html>


VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Sunday, November 7 at 4:45 pm (Date and Time Subject to Change)
at the Amnesty International Film Festival
Being held at the Pacific Cinemateque (1131 Howe Street)

**********************
CRUCIBLE OF WAR tells the personal story of what it's like to live in
a warzone after the war is over and the news cameras and aid workers
have moved on to new hotspots. More information at
http://www.crucibleofwar.com

Lauren Feeney
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Help needed shooting over Halloween weekend in Chicago

We are making a documentary film about costumes and need experienced
filmmakers with their own gear to shoot different events during the 5
days leading up to Halloween (October 31st) in the Chicago area. We
are shooting with an XL1 and PD150 so we would like people with the
same or comparable equipment. At the moment this is a no-budget
feature, but we can offer credit in the film and free costume rentals
at one of Chicago’s premiere Costume shops, either for Halloween or
anytime during the year for use in your own film projects.

If you are interested, email off-list with your phone number, and we
will get in touch right away.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Ventana New York is looking for an Assignments Manager/Production
Coordinator to work full time in our office in New York City. This
person will handle incoming scheduling requests for crews, equipment
rentals and scheduling of edit facilities. They will also be
responsible for the day to day operations of the office i.e.
coordinating crews, location scouting, administrative office work,
and preparing for large production shoots. They will also handle
updating and coordination of a large pool of freelancers. The
Assignments Manager will work closely with the Washington office
handling billing, time sheets for full time staff and freelancers.

He/She should be a self starter who is willing to organize and
implement protocol for a busy production office. A “can do” attitude
is a must. This is a great opportunity to work in New York City on
an office of talented individuals.

Please send a resume and cover letter to James Curry at
james@ventananyc.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 20 Oct 2004Link
Forwarding this from the latest IDA newsletter (I am not the "I"
referred to. See e-mail and phone # below)

***********************
To all videographers,
A national voting rights organization called People for the American
Way has organized an Election Protection program where tens of
thousands of volunteers will be monitoring the polls on Nov 2nd,
Election Day, particularly in the battleground states. They have also
amassed 5,000 volunteer lawyers to work with them.

I am organizing videographers around the country to also work with
them so that any irregularities and illegalities can be documented
for purposes of press conferences, footage for the mainstream media,
possible lawsuits, etc. If there is obvious fraud, there might be
subsequent demonstrations etc.

I need volunteer videographers to contact me who live in: Florida,
Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New
Hampshire, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota
as well as Georgia.

Please contact me directly via email: sekler@earthlink.net or call me
on my cell phone: 310 968-6566

Jamie Meltzer
Sat 6 Nov 2004Link
I am looking for a part-time editor for a documentary project about the "video-film"
industry in Nigeria.
I have over a hundred hours of footage and need someone who
lives within driving distance of upstate NY
(limited to people in NYC metro area) tohelp me out with organizing,
editing the film. I have a track record of having a film
play on PBS nationally and am hoping to secure the same for this film.
This is a paid,but part-time position for the next two
to three months. Looking for someone with
experience editing observational/verite based films.
Please send me a brief description of your editing experience,
salary requirements, and availability for part-time work
(mostly weekends, but this is negotiable)

Send email to songpoemCD@yahoo.com

Austyn Steelman
Mon 8 Nov 2004Link
I am currently in pre-production for a documentary I will be shooting in Minneapolis in
December that will be featuring two hip hop musicians affiliated with Rhymesayers
Entertainment. I would like to produce a DVD of the documentary once it is finished so I
am trying to find some sort of profit sharing contract that I can sign with the musicians I
am working with to specify who gets what if the doc. ever makes any money. I have
searched through "The Complete Film Production Handbook" as well as a book of
contracts for independent filmmakers and haven't found what I am looking for. I would
draw up the contract myself but I am afraid I might miss something that will bite me later.
Does any one know where I might find a mock up of a profit sharing contract that I can
use?

if so my e-mail is austynsteelman@hotmail.com.

Thanks for your help.
Austyn

Richard Manfredi
Mon 22 Nov 2004Link
Hello everyone in Southern California,

SmartSound Software and the International Documentary Association are hosting a Soundtrack Creation Workshop and Screening on Dec. 7 at Culver Studios in Culver City. I would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to maximize their scoring budget while getting the highest-quality result possible to attend this event.

At this unique soundtrack creation workshop, independent and documentary filmmakers will learn the latest tips and tricks to create professional-quality soundtracks for projects of any budget. Filmmaker Rick McKay will share the secrets he used to score his award-winning documentary *Broadway: The Golden Age,* including how he used SmartSound technology and music to score almost a third of his movie for about $500. A screening of the movie and an open Q&A session with McKay will follow the workshop.

Creating a professional-quality soundtrack is a growing concern for independent and documentary filmmakers and editors. Frequent time and budget constraints make it very difficult to score projects to a level that meets their standards. This event will show filmmakers new ways to effectively score their scenes.

Culver Studios is located at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets are $10, and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased by calling (818) 920-9122 or by visiting http://www.smartsound.com/workshop.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the show!

Richard Manfredi PR Director SmartSound Software


Dega Omar
Tue 23 Nov 2004Link
Anyone know a co-editor for a documentary (Talk To Me Project) that
I am working on in NYC? It is a true story about strangers who meet
at Bryant Park around a sign that says "Talk To Me". The documentary
is about more than talking when a few of the strangers are moved by
the conversation that they act on their impulse to act on behalf of
one person's struggle... and the general dilemma we all face when we
see suffering and whether or not we can make a difference? going
into too much detail, the story focuses on the decisions and
relationships that ensue. It has been featured in the New York
Daily News and on the Oprah Show, CNN, New York Times, and different
variations of the story in so much media around the world.

I have a lot of great material to edit. I happen to know how to
edit on the Avid, so I am doing it a lot myself. But I need a co-
editor. It is a great project. I can tell more to anyone wo thinks
they can help. My email is degamuna@yahoo.com
My deadline is December 13th to get it into Hot Docs. Or if someone
wants to carry it on, as I have to go Toronto on Dec 16th, Jan 14th.
So if you think you have some time, or someone you know does, please
get in touch with me.
Sincerely,
Dega Omar

Andrew Garrison
Fri 3 Dec 2004Link
For those of you in the Austin area--Or , if you are not close, check the web site. Over 70 short streaming docs. www.EastAustinStories.org

East Austin Stories December the 8th 6:30 and 10:00p.m.

The latest of short videos produced in and about East Austin by this University of Texas film class screens next Wednesday night. Meet Pearl Pease. Doing hair is not just a job, it is an essential part of life for the customers at the House of Elegance. Some have been clients for over twenty years. One loyal customer drives all the way from Oklahoma to East Austin to have Ms. Pease, Pearl, and Tommi give her hair a shampoo, weave, and style. You’ll see this story and more when the East Austin Stories Documentary Series shows the newest videos, December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, or later, at 10:00 that same night, in the courtyard of Café Mundi coffee house (bring a lawn chair and a blanket!)

The broad range of videos making up the 90-minute show includes cooking at the taco stand, “El Rey Polo,” and Polo’s dream of owning a restaurant; two undocumented workers telling the story of their journeys to earn a better living for their families; a visit to a new alternative music venue; the making of a Vortex Theater production; the transition a Garza student is making to attend U.T. and his conflicted feelings about it; the last genuine, hot-lead and real fire monotype machine in Austin; and public defenders and volunteers working with defendants unfairly denied their constitutional rights, and much more.

You can look at all of the previous East Austin Stories documentaries, on-line, at www.EastAustinStories.org. But you can only see this season’s new ones by joining with old and new friends at the live screenings:

December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, across from the Texas State Cemetery, 1206 E. 9th Street, or at the second screening that same night, at 10:00, outside, at Café Mundi, 1704 E. 5th Street.


Michael Ramsey
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Greetings,

I am directing a feature length doc. on Brazilian regional music. We are in
need of an ambitious, fearless sound recordist for 3-6 months of production. If
you are interested, you would preferably have versatile gear, experience
recording music in difficult situations, and you would perhaps speak a bit of
portuguese. Please contact me directly at:

marloshui@hotmail.com

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Michael,

I'm going to forward this to a sound guy I know here in the
Washington DC area. He doesn't speak Portuguese, but his girlfriend
does (she's from Sao Paolo).

Michael Ramsey
Mon 6 Dec 2004Link
Thank you Erica

Marc Maurino
Thu 9 Dec 2004Link
Hi there, I've introduced myself and my project both at the "Introduce
Yourself" topic and in the Mentoring room. I am embarking on my first
documentary, which I currently imagine will be a 30 minute short. I
am not capable to budget either a digital cinematographer or a sound
person right now, but what I can budget is a small fee ($100, nego.)
to a professional digital cinematographer/documentarian who can give
me a few hours crash course in using my camera (Sony 1 chip DCR TRV11)
and a shotgun mike across a wide range of locales. I've shot a fair
amount before and have made short DV narrative films, but I'm not a DP
and I recognize that I need to take my skills to the next level if I
hope this fill will some day go to festivals or a screening circuit.
I'm located near Albany, NY, ie, 2 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston,
and can travel for a tutorial with the right teacher. We'd certainly
hammer out what's realistic and do-able in a few hours via phone and
e-mail prior to getting together. The right person for this job can
take my camera, tell me what everything does, hear my shooting
scenarios, and help me put together an operational plan for shooting
both interviews in living rooms and on the fly in a medical tent in
the occupied territories. Please e-mail Marc at
blue_sky_films@yahoo.com to tell me about yourself and/or more info.
Thanks!
PS While I'm posting, are there any filmmakers in Israel here? I'd
like to be in touch--please e-mail me at the above address. Thanks.

Ray Wood
Sun 12 Dec 2004Link
Hi Micheal, I will also foward your request to someone I know. Also,
I would like to talk with you somtime. Let me know. Thanks

Agnes Varnum
Wed 15 Dec 2004Link
Making Your Documentary Matter: Outreach and Impact Strategies that Work February 7, 2005
1-8 p.m. American University, Washington, DC

Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.

Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.

Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.

More information and registration can be found at: Making Your Documentary Matter Sponsored by the Center for Social Media. Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).


Peter Friedman
Wed 12 Jan 2005Link
Screening announcement, NYC

MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.

For details see www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/recur/indie/indie.htm and www.mana-the-movie.com


Michelle Plett
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
I'm looking for three used (decent quality) wireless mikes (Not Sony
brand--we have one already and they seem to be prone to radio
interference) to use with our Canon XL 1 and XL 2.

Any ideas where to get these? Or does anyone have them?

David Van Taylor
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
Interest in our documentary WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH
AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT continues to grow.
There will be a one-week theatrical engagement at the Pioneer Theater
on Manhattan's Lower East Side, timed to coincide with George W. Bush's
second inauguration.

*Where? 155 East Third Street, just east of Avenue A

*When? Wednesday, January 19 - Tuesday, January 25
9:00 pm (only one show per night!)
Filmmakers Q&A Thurs 1/20 and Tues 1/25

*Info? 212/591-0434
<<http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/>>


If you haven't seen it, here's a rare opportunity to find it on the big screen.
(Well, pretty big, anyway.) If you have seen it--tell your friends!

Best,

Cal Skaggs
David Van Taylor
Ali Pomeroy
Lumiere Productions
New York, NY

Combine all the superficial cable-TV punditry of the last two years and you
won*t come up with even a tenth of the insight offered by this serious,
in-depth and even-handed documentary .... If you want to know how
[evangelicalism] affected the course of politics inthe 20th century this
documentary is an outstanding place to start.

The Chicago Tribune

Both chilling and funny.

The Financial Times (UK)




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Robert Goodman
Fri 14 Jan 2005Link
The best low end wireless system for field production work is
Lectrosonic 100 series. Modest cost. You can try the less expensive
Sennheiser 500 series units though you may do no better than your
sony systems.

The less expensive wireless systems for DV tend not to be available
used. Check out B&H's prices for new.

João Camacho
Sun 20 Feb 2005Link
Hi, my name is João Camacho. I'm a Musician and Composer from
Portugal, and I'm trying (hard) to enter this competitive world of
making music for Films, games, multimedia, and of course,
Documentaries.

Has all the documentaries I see have music, I think that this post
might have some interest to you.
The fact is, I'm here advertising my work and I hope I'm doing it in
the right place.

I have a website in the internet, where besides being able to listen
to all my demos, you can license, in a non exclusive basis, the ones
that you would like to see included in your production, in a simple,
fast and unexpensive way.

To see all tracks available, just visit the News page in my website,
or go directly to the Demos Page.

http://www.sonicdaze.com

Keep visiting Sonic Daze website in the next few weeks because new
tracks will be regularly posted, and remember that I am always
available to make custom exclusive tracks for your projects, (for a
small fee, of course

See you soon. Thank you.

Doug Block
Sun 20 Feb 2005Link
Yes, this is the right place to advertise your work, João. Hope it
helps get the word out. Lots of luck.

Jay Heyman
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
Cinemar Films is currently developing a feature-length documentary entitled *The
Keymaster*. Award-winning director Mario Diaz (*Bazooka*) is leading a team of seasoned
professionals that includes Chris Seward, the editor of Michael Moore*s *Fahrenheit 9/11*.

The film tells the story of William Rodriguez, a janitor in the World Trade Center on
September 11th who had the only available master key to the north tower. He is credited
with helping save hundreds of people*s lives and directly rescuing 15 people. He was the
last person to escape the building alive.

William*s heroic efforts extended far past that fateful day. He became and continues to be
the leading voice for the Latino community affected by the events of 9/11. But as he
fought for the rights of others, his life suffered severely. He remained unemployed after
the attacks and spent his savings to survive, eventually getting evicted from his home. He
continued his advocacy work during the day while sleeping in his car at night. *The
Keymaster* chronicles the journey of a man who, like us, is only beginning to comprehend
the effects that devastating event has had on his life.

The film is intended for theatrical release and is being shot on High Definition video.
Cinemar Films has brought in Director of Photography Alan Jacobsen, who photographed
2004 Sundance winner *Wet Dreams and False images*. Principal photography is slated to
start in March 2005.

Please visit http://www.cinemar.com to view the trailer, film synopsis, picture gallery and
more. We are currently in the process of fundraising and would welcome any support
and/or comments.

Doug Block
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
sounds like a great project, jay. good luck.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 22 Feb 2005Link
Center for Social Media seeks administrative assistant The Senior
Administrative Assistant of the Center for Social Media
(www.centerforsocialmedia.org) at American University in Washington
DC will assist the director, assistant director and independent
project managers in execution of all administrative duties
pertaining to research projects, lectures, workshops and public
events. The Sr. Administrative Assistant will also assist with
maintaining and distribution of the department*s website, newsletter
and press release production. Other responsibilities will also
include purchasing duties, payment processing, travel arrangements
and budget tracking. Please send resume and cover letter to
careers@american.edu indicating your application for position #5427.

Samantha Grant
Thu 24 Feb 2005Link
Documentary Interns Wanted!

AK Films is a small, New York City based production company currently
in production on a documentary about the 2004 presidential race. We
are looking for part-time and full-time interns to help out with this
exciting, high-profile, documentary film. This as of yet untitled
project is being put together by a small team of people including the
folks who did Control Room and Startup.com. The footage will
ultimately determine the narrative of the film, but we expect that the
film will be a personal look at the impact a presidential race has on
all the members of a candidate’s family.

We are at the point where we could use additional help with
transcribing, general administrative tasks, and perhaps logging and
digitizing. As we get to know our interns, the possibilities for
other kinds of work may arise. Although we cannot offer any pay at
this time, this self-starting intern will have the opportunity to
learn about all aspects of documentary post-production and will get a
great overall picture of the process of finishing a piece for
theatrical release. This is a great opportunity for someone starting
out in the world of documentary to meet some of the top folks working
in the field, as well as to be a part of a project about a historic
presidential race.

Requirements:
An ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented person who lives in NYC
and has at least 1 year of experience working in an office and/or as
part of a film production team. The minimum required commitment is 3
days a week, but we would prefer to find interns who can be available
full time. The positions would begin immediately and run through June,
possibly longer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a recent copy of your resume
to ak_film@yahoo.com

Andy Trimlett
Sun 6 Mar 2005Link
We will broadcast your documentary.

Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.

Alternate Focus (www.alternatefocus.org) is a non-profit organization
that broadcasts documentaries in the United States in San Diego, New
York, Boston, Fairfax, and Washington, D.C. If your documentary covers
the occupation of Iraq, the occupation of Palestine, peace movements,
the USA PATRIOT Act, or any other issues that relate to the Middle
East, we want to broadcast them on our weekly television programs. We
will also broadcast interviews with Middle East experts, peace
activists, politicians, and anyone else who can talk passionately
about Middle East issues.
Alternate Focus has previously broadcast Hidden Wars of Desert
Storm, Checkpoint, Children of Fire, In the Name of Security,
Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?, and many other compelling
documentaries that too few Americans get the opportunity to see. Noam
Chomsky, Scott Ritter, Chalmers Johnson, Jeff Halper, James Zogby, and
Hanan Ashrawi have all appeared on Alternate Focus. Amy Goodman, James
Goldsborough, and Bob Filner will appear in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in broadcasting your documentary, please email
me at altfocus@yahoo.com, or call us directly at 001 858-551-0191.

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 10 Mar 2005Link
Docs in Progress returns this coming Monday, March 14 in Washington
DC. The program begins at 7:30 pm and will feature:

WASHINGTON DC: A BLUEGRASS CAPITOL, by G.T. Keplinger
A look at the Washington area's thriving bluegrass music scene.
Features interviews with local legends The Seldom Scene, among others.

CODE NAME: BUTTERFLIES by Cecilia Domeyko
A docu-drama about the Mirabal sisters who helped end the Rafael
Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.

Docs in Progress is a unique opportunity for mid-Atlantic
documentary filmmakers in that it gives them a chance to showcase
their works in progress to a diverse audience and get feedback to help
them get to the next stage of production. Does it help? See what
some in the DC film community (including many past participants) have
said: http://www.docsinprogress.org/testimonials.htm

Here's the lowdown on Monday:

Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Address: George Washington University Media and Public Affairs
Building, Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW Washington
DC). Closest Metro is Foggy Bottom. Parking on the street or in
nearby university public garages on I or H Streets.
Suggested Cost: $5 at the door. Cash only. No reservations required.

This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center of the George
Washington University (http://www.gwu.edu/doccenter) and coordinated
by the Docs in Progress organization.

More information: http://www.docsinprogress.org

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 14 Mar 2005Link
Documentary producers and producer wannabees in the Washington DC
area may want to check out this Saturday's professional development
seminar sponsored by Women in Film and Video (both men and women are
welcome). More details at
<http://www.wifv.org/newsletter1058/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=263695>

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 18 Mar 2005Link
A documentary I produced entitled CRUCIBLE OF WAR will be screened
this coming Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 pm as one of two films of a
Human Rights Showcase being sponsored by Amnesty International. Both
I and the film's director, Leon Gerskovic, will be present to discuss
the film following the screening.

The film follows Gerskovic back to Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia where
he meets with ordinary people who are trying to rebuild their lives
after the war has ended and media attention has shifted elsewhere.
It is being screened on the sixth anniversary of the start of the
NATO campaign in response to the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo.

This free screening will take place in the Wechsler Theater (Mary
Graydon Center -- Third Floor) on the main campus of American
University.

More details on the screening:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AIgroup211/.
More details on the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com/

Anthony Gilmore
Wed 23 Mar 2005Link
Hello All!

It's great to finally be in a community of documentary filmmakers.
I am currently in post on a documentary about the Korean comfort
women of WWII. We have a broadcasting deal here in Seoul and hopes
that the film may travel the circuits. Check us out...I will be posting
several questions here since this is my first documentary. The "trailer"
on the webpage is in fact a rather old "demo reel" we used for funding
at the start. It will be changed out.

www.behindforgotteneyes.com

Please tell me what you think. And if you are great at structure and telling
a story please email me. anthony@namelessfilms.com I would even be
interested in working with a creative consultant on this one. It's too
importantto me.

Bests,
Anthony

Ben Kempas
Thu 24 Mar 2005Link
Anthony, you are in our public D-Word Forum here. To join our private
community of documentary filmmakers, please follow the instructions at
www.d-word.com/community/join/ if you haven't already done so - see
you there!

The D-Word Community is located at {LINK NOT IMPORTED}.

Sanjna Singh
Tue 29 Mar 2005Link
I have a certificate for $2500 worth
of Kodak film stock (any). If there is anyone out there buying film
stock for their project, consider buying part of it from
me!! I will discount the certificate by $500! Selling for $2000! You
can buy a Canon Camcorder
with the money you save!  thanks,
and good luck all with your projects. Contact
sanjnananaki@yahoo.com

Ben Kempas
Fri 1 Apr 2005Link
Please mention your location when posting classifieds. Thanks!

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