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Abraham Raher
Sun 26 Oct 2008Link

editor NO LONGER needed for small pro-bono project ASAP

... please disregard my post above – an editor has signed on to the project – thanks all!


Jonas Prosper
Mon 27 Oct 2008Link

looking for an experienced editor with strong narrative foundation to work on project for the month of November in preparation for Tribeca All Access. Duration is 30 minutes. Shot on DV.

"Finding the Prospers" tells the story of a Haitian immigrant battling to unit his family against the quicksand of dysfunction, cynicism and self-destruction that threatens to destroy his family's future.

There is a modest budget but hoping to bring a strong editor on board potentially for the life of the project.


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 5 Nov 2008Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Fri 17 Oct 2008 :

2009 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL- THANKSGIVING SPECIAL DEADLINE

The Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 42,000 attendees who have the opportunity to screen 350 films from 40 different countries and we want YOU to be a part of our tenth year!

Filmmakers, please submit your film now and save!

The deadline is NOVEMBER 21
Features $45
Shorts $40

Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com. You can find the NBFF submissions link to withoutabox at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Here are some highlights from our festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

The Tenth Anniversary of the Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23-30


Winnie Wong
Sun 9 Nov 2008Link

Hi Everyone,

Please contact me if you need production or Errors & Omissions insurance. I specialize in insuring documentaries and provide discounts to documentarians. My contact info is: phone 818-933-2735 and email: wwong@mmibi.com. I look forward to assisting you.
Kind regards,
Winnie


Daniela Rey
Mon 10 Nov 2008Link

Internship available with Eyes of the World Media Group

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?

MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Eyes of the World Media Group are accepting interns!

Company Information:

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. We are currently working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational video series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery (produced in partnership with UCLA). Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

Internship Description:

Interns will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the company leadership and get involved in substantive projects. We are looking for interns to assist with research, production, event planning, and administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match your interests, and reward your hard work through our Intern Incentive Program. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, secure a good recommendation AND make the world a better place!

Internship Requirements:

We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for socially conscious media or health issues. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events around town.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.\

Email resumes and cover letters to: connect@eowmg.com. Please specify that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Internship.

We hope to hear from you!


Felix Endara
Fri 14 Nov 2008Link

DocuClub in November!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Tribeca All Access for our November edition. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m, at Tribeca Screening Room (375 Greenwich, at the corner of Franklin Street). Our moderator will be FERNANDA ROSSI, who is a writer, filmmaker and story consultant. She has worked on over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers. She also pens the columns “Ask the Doc Doctor” for Release Print and “The Doc Doctor’s Clinic” for DER, the Documentary Educational Resources. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer.

Please join us as we screen "Off and Running" by NICOLE OPPER. The film depicts Avery, a seventeen year-old African American national track and field champion whose adopted parents are two Brooklyn Jewish lesbians, as she embraks on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas.

Director Nicole Opper’s most recent project was producing the five-part documentary series LSS for Here! Networks, America’s premium gay television network. Her documentary short, "Song of Hannah," is distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film. She also line-produced MACKY ALSTON’s "The Killer Within," and associate-produced PETER MILLER’s "Sacco and Vanzetti." "Off and Running," Opper’s feature-length debut, is a co-production of ITVS, with support from The Foundation for Jewish Culture, The National Black Programming Consortium and The Puffin Foundation.

SHARESE BULLOCK is "Off and Running"’s Producer. She is Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Manager global youth media network Listen Up! She has led service and international education programs, including filmmaking exchanges for young producers throughout the United Kingdom with the “Experiment in International Living” (2005, 2006). She serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture.

JACOB AKIRA OKADA serves as Cinematographer/Associate Producer. He directed and shot the documentary "Curtis," about the journey of a gay African American man living with AIDS and surviving through art. The film received an honorable mention at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. The short also aired on the PBS series Reel New York.

Executive Producer MACKY ALSTON is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works include "Hard Road Home" (premiered SXSW 2007, aired on PBS’ Independent Lens 2008), "The Killer Within" (premiered Toronto International Film Festival 2006, aired on Discovery Channel 2007), and "Questioning Faith" (premiered Full Frame Film Festival and Hot Docs International Film Festival and aired on HBO/Cinemax 2002).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission is free to current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Well I guess I'll post my resume too. I work full-time, standard business hrs for a cable doc series, but outside of that I am trying to get involved with as many projects in the LA area as possible, as a way to lend my skills out, to meet local filmmakers, and to just know what's being produced nowadays. I've done PA work, scheduling/coordinating, editing on FCP 3, public relations, film fest submissions, film fest boothing, and lots of other random stuff. At this point, I am open to unpaid positions.

Reel: http://leshengliu.com/Films.html


Aaron Dunsay
Mon 17 Nov 2008Link

He all, I just finished principle photography on my music-doc, and I'm thinking about selling my HVX200 camera package. Items for sale include the camera body, P2 Store, (2) 32gb P2 cards, .7 zoom-through wide-angle lens adapter, Litepanel, and remote zoom & focus controllers.

Of course, if anyone needs an experienced shooter or production manager in New Orleans (or anywhere in Louisiana), please let me know.

I'm attaching my equipment list along with my asking prices – all are negotiable.


Chico Colvard
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

WGBH Boston Filmmaker in Residence seeks INTERN/PA to work in post-production on feature-length documentary, "Family Affair." For inquiries please contact Chico at cdcolvard@hotmail.com.
www.c-linefilms.com


Anna Lee
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

QUESTION:
What do you get when you combine amazing filmmakers, Working Films' experienced outreach staff, a supportive contemporary arts facility, and a shared desire to use film to create social change?

ANSWER:
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute, Working Films' Residency at MASS MoCA

For 5 days in March of 2009 Working Films will guide a select group of filmmakers as they create outreach plans for their film projects. Over the course of the workshop Working Films' staff together with invited experts in the field of community engagement will cover topics such as:

· Identifying and reaching out to community allies

· Developing support materials such as screening guides or activist toolkits

· Fundraising for outreach and community engagement

· Creating DVD extras as supplemental tools for social movements

· Using social networking and other online tools to increase the impact of films

The 2009 Content + Intent Documentary Institute will be held on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA from March 11-15, 2009.

If you, or someone you know, would like to be one of the 8 participating filmmakers please check out all of the details at www.workingfilms.org, download our application, and return it to Anna Lee (alee [at] workingfilms.org) via email by January 28, 2009.

Interested in hearing what others have to say about the workshop? Filmmaker Sean Flynn shares his experience at last year’s residency on the Working Films blog, www.workingfilms.org/blog


Nicole Cattell
Tue 18 Nov 2008Link

Need help getting your doc funded? I've written and gotten grants and fellowships from ITVS, NEA, LPB, Guggenheim, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, NYFA and more. I can help you make your proposal successful. Email for more information: nicolecattell at gmail dot com.


Mabel Valdiviezo
Thu 20 Nov 2008Link

Hello,

I am working on SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES, a doc about a Salvadorian artist and need to shoot some b-roll and interview bites on Saturday afternoon, Nov 22 at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.

I want to rent/trade a dv camera (preferably an XL1) or similar during the afternoon. Having an xlr shotgun mic and lavalier would be a plus.
If renting, please let me know what your minimum rental fee would be.
If interested in trading, I offer my editing services or tutoring you in FCP for equal amount of hours.

I am an award winner director/producer/editor with credits in features, documentary and corporate video.

Deadline is 1pm tomorrow Friday, Nov 21.
Serious inquiries only.

Please contact me via email with details and I will follow up.

ABOUT SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES

Silhouettes explores the phenomenon of emigration/immigration through the eyes of an artist as he travels to major cities throughout the Americas to help immigrants tell the stories of leaving their homelands and coming to the US. Cartagena works with immigrant populations to create silhouettes of themselves, carrying with them their most precious belongings.

See Carlos Cartagena's work at
http://www.haikufilms.org/projects.html
Look for Music Boxes, Strange Machines video.

Thank you,

Mabel Valdiviezo
Haiku Films
415-335-3143
http://www.haikufilms.org
http://www.soledadisgoneforever.com


Mabel Valdiviezo
Mon 24 Nov 2008Link

Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan on KQED, Wed Nov 26 7:30 pm

I wanted to share with you the exciting news that CARLOS BARON, POETA PAN, the documentary I produced for the arts show SPARK, will be having a rerun this week.

Multicultural theatre evangelist Carlos Baron, takes us on fascinating road trip to Chile to explore love and exile through the poetry of Pablo Neruda following the death of Pinochet. Shadow theatre, music and dance, run a powerful link between Baron's life and the Nobel poet that inspires his work.

On KQED Channel 9 and HD:
- Wed, Nov 26 at 7:30pm
- Thu, Nov 27 at 1:30am
- Fri, Nov 28 at 11:30pm
Check KQED or KTEH listings
http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/schedule.jsp

Also available on the web.
http://www.kqed.org/arts/people/spark/profile.jsp?id=16320
“Carlos Baron” is a production of SPARK / KQED


Mark Aitken
Tue 2 Dec 2008Link

Job vacancy in Brunei this January 5th – 18th
The two-week post involves assisting and advising on HD workflows with Panasonic cameras and FCP. You’ll be working with Director/Tutor Mark Aitken on a training course set up by Goldsmiths University in London with TV employees from Brunei TV.
The fee is $4000 and $1500 per diem. Travel is covered by the employer.
Please respond to Mark asap – info@polkadotsonraindrops.com


Leila McCullough
Tue 2 Dec 2008Link

Hartmut Bitomsky's new film, DUST opening tomorrow at Film Forum!

IT DOESN’T GET MORE BASIC THAN DUST. And it is only a filmmaker of Harmut Bitomsky’s stature who could successfully tackle a subject so seemingly uncinematic — by bringing to it a rigorous intelligence and a masterful visual imagination. DUST scours industrial sites and office building interiors, paint factories, and demolition sites. It deals with dust-repellent products, the medicinal cost of dust, the history of the Dust Bowl and the aftereffects of the dust created on 9/11. The definitive film on an elusive phenomenon that is both everywhere and nowhere.

Wednesday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 9 • One Week
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:30, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

For tickets: http://www.filmforum.org/films/dust.html
For more information on the film: http://www.icarusfilms.com/new2008/dust.html


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

Dear Filmmakers,
Please note that the Standard Deadline for the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival is :
December 19, 2008
For more information and to submit your film, logon to: http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
Also, please review our Call For Entries Background for additional insight:
http://newportbeachfilmfest.com/email/2009CallForEntriesBackground.pdf

Thank you for considering the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival.
All of us at the NBFF want to wish you the happiest of holidays.

Very best,
The Newport Beach Film Festival Staff

The Tenth Annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23rd-30th 2009


Felix Endara
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link

DocuClub in December: Tuesday, December 16, 6 p.m.

We are happy to announce a partnership with Third World Newsreel (TWN) for our December session. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, December 16, at 6 p.m., at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street).

Our moderator will be Desireena Almoradie, who is a television producer with over ten years of experience producing for PBS and cable networks. She has been a supervising producer for the PBS newsmagazine show IN THE LIFE, and in 2002, she was an Emmy nominee for a story she produced for that program. Her work has aired on A&E, The History Channel, TVLand, LOGO, and here! Networks. A graduate of New York University's undergraduate film and video program, she received a Masters degree at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2006. Samples of her work can be viewed at http://artling.net/reel.

Please join us as we watch the following rough cuts:

1. Beyond the Music by Lottie Porch and Vanara Taing. This eight-minute short explores the joy and sense of community within the Inspirational Choir at Riverside Church in New York City.

2. PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure by Jennifer Fasulo and Manauvaskar Kublall, is a timely look behind the foreclosure statistics and into the homes and hearts of two New York City women who have been pummeled by the foreclosure tsunami.

3. Glitter in the Hood: Gentrification in Brooklyn by Nuala Cabral, Thanushka Yakupitiyage and Jaisal Noor, explores the displacement of community members in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social-issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. Visit www.twn.org.

About Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. Evolved from roots and visions that go back to the early Sixties, when Jonas Mekas, the director of the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque, a showcase for avant-garde films, dreamed of establishing a permanent home where the growing number of new independent/avant-garde films could be shown on a regular basis.


Darren Corr
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link Tag

hi there, just wanted to let you know about our new site that reviews documentaries, it launched this week.....

http://www.indienews.co.cc

there’s a couple of dozen up there now, and we got a list of ones that we're planning on getting thru over the coming months, but if you got any hints to some we should add, please holler any suggestions!

we're especially looking for doc's that are independent or hidden from public consumption, and available on Google if poss (as full films). subject matter is anything from politics and civil rights, to science and history

any or many suggestions would be really cool :)


Jen Kaplan
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link

Filmmakers Collaborative is a membership organization of media makers in the Greater Boston area. Our members produce documentaries, animation, experimental, and narrative media about a range of topics as diverse as history, art, music, education, global concerns, politics, environmental science, urban planning, community organizing, women's issues, and cultural studies.

We are currently expanding our fiscal sponsorship program to include national projects and would like to make the folks at The D-Word aware of our services. We've been providing fiscal sponsorship since 1987, have managed more than $15 million of federal and private foundation grants, and charge a fiscal fee of 5%, one of the lowest rates in the country.

Please check out our website at http://filmmakerscollab.org/fiscal-sponsorship/ for more info.


Nicholas Bruckman
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link

I'm looking for a fixer for a documentary shoot in Karachi, Pakistan ASAP. Shoot dates are Jan. 9th – 17th. Thanks!


Michael Collins
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I wanted to put in a good word for a grant writer I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 2 years, Joanna Rabiger. I actually found her from a posting here on d-word.

She's incredibly talented, experienced, great with deadlines, and most importantly – this year her writing helped us get funding from the Jerome Foundation, Sundance Institute, Gucci/Tribeca, BBC Storyville, and most recently – ITVS.

I know we wouldn't have gotten this far without her so I wanted to spread the word. Oh, and her rate is very affordable.

Joanna's email is jorabiger@fastmail.fm


Julie Siegel
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

2009 LOS ANGELES FILM CALL FOR ENTRIES

Regular Deadline: January 16, 2009

Final Deadline:
Short films and music videos: February 6, 2009
Feature-length narrative and documentary films: March 2, 2009

“…One of the best film festivals in the United States.”
--Jason Sanders, Filmmaker Magazine

The Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience of over 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.

More than 100 feature films—narrative and documentary—are featured in the Festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, archival presentations, and more. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and the Narrative and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards.

Films which have premiered and been acquired for theatrical distribution at the Festival include:
• Stephen Walker’s Young @ Heart (Fox Searchlight)
• Amy Berg’s Deliver Us From Evil (Lionsgate Films)
• Tony Stone’s Severed Ways (Magnolia Pictures)
• Stacy Title’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror (Xenon Pictures)
• Don Argott’s Rock School (Newmarket Films)
• George Hickenlooper’s Mayor of the Sunset Strip (First Look Pictures)
• Charles Herman-Wurmfeld’s Kissing Jessica Stein (Fox Searchlight)

Discounted entry fees are available for early submissions.

For entry forms and submission details, go to www.LAFilmFest.com or www.Withoutabox.com.


Michael Collins
Fri 12 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a feature length doc that has recently been recommended for funding by ITVS. We just finished shooting and are gearing up for post. One huge task we have right now is to prepare our budget for ITVS (past and future). It clearly takes a whole lot of time and skills that we don't currently have. So right now I'm looking for an Associate Producer/Production Manager to join our team for the duration of the project to help us manage and deal with our budget. And because ITVS has such specific requirements, I'm hoping to find someone in NYC who has experience specifically with ITVS.

I'm also looking for a lawyer to help us with the contract negotiation. Again, I'd like someone with ITVS experience.

This is our first feature and much of this is new us, so if anyone has any advice as we move into this next phase of production its always much appreciated.

Thanks! – Michael

mcrobot@mac.com


Charity B Ellis
Fri 12 Dec 2008Link

Hi All,
I wanted to second Michael's post from a couple of days ago about Joanna Rabiger, grantwriter. Joanna is truly a pleasure to work with! She is incredibly talented and dedicated, with a gift for words and film structure and is able to brilliantly and succinctly articulate a project (without run-on sentences like this one). Her work has certainly opened some funder's doors for my current film. And yes, she is fast and affordable.
Charity


Michael Collins
Mon 15 Dec 2008Link

I'll third that, Joanna is the best!

To clarify my previous post: I've learned that the person we are looking for is a "Production Accountant". Thanks


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