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Shelley Chance
Wed 22 Jul 2009Link

Hi folks – My name is Shelley Chance (Pro Docs); I'm an independent contractor providing affordable, high-quality transcription services on a full-time basis. Clients past and present include: independent producers, radio talk shows, oral historians, veterans projects, oral history firms, authors, numerous universities/colleges throughout the US, PhD candidates, research firms, and more. I invite you to visit my website at www.prodocservices.com and my Linked In account at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleychance. Please feel free to contact me at prodocs@goeaston.net if I can assist you with your future transcription needs.


Amy Korngiebel
Mon 27 Jul 2009Link

IDA DocuWeeks call for volunteers!

The International Documentary Association is seeking energetic and motivated individuals to volunteer at the 13th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase in Los Angeles from July 30th – August 20th at the ArcLight Hollywood.

If you’re interested in joining our team, and are available anytime between July 30th – August 20th, click the link for more info: http://bit.ly/xvZQt


Gregory Rossi
Tue 28 Jul 2009Link

I'm working with Academy Award nominee Mark Mori on a documentary about Bettie Page and we're looking for interns for the fall. Here's the copy:

Academy Award nominated filmmaker seeks interns to work on post-production and online marketing of the authorized Bettie Page documentary, Bettie Page Reveals All.

Post production interns will work on a variety of logging, transcribing, and editing tasks that support the completion of the film.

Online Marketing interns will help modify, manage and support the online content for a multi-pronged online marketing approach using the latest in web 2.0 technologies.

Please respond with a cover letter that includes the type of internship you are interested and any relevant experience. Additionally attach a current resume with your contact information.

please respond to mark.mori@bettiepagemovie.com
http://www.bettiepagemovie.com


Paula Vaccaro
Thu 30 Jul 2009Link

Ok here we go with some long shots. Producer on low budget meetings here is...

- Looking for a flat/room to rent in Berlin on August 16th and eventually 17th.
- Looking for a room/flat in NYC to rent-exchange (LOndon flat exchange that is) from August 20th until Sept 12-19th aprox (all dates of the NYC needs are flexible)

And last, but not at all least, I need to know if any kind soul in NYC can allow me to watch 120 hours of rushes on avid format (I will watch any time of the day and accommodate as needed. Likely to watch bet 5 to 6 hours a day max). So, for free or very little money, I need to check these rushes on an AVID. I can operate the playback, etc myself and leave my ID etc etc. The project is a long running documentary about Budd Schulberg (in case any Budd's fans feel like helping with a big thanks in the credits).

The viewing facility can also be in Brooklyn and I can do anytime (including overnight). This is between August 20th and September 12th-19th.

thanks!


Karen Everett
Tue 4 Aug 2009Link

Hi Everyone,

Newsweek has declared the recession over, but for us documentary filmmakers who are relying on grants and corporate sponsors, it may take a awhile for the good news to trickle down. Here’s tip #6 (one my favorites) for hiring an editor in today’s economy. Click here to read all 7 tips: http://newdocediting.com/hiring-an-editor/

Tip #6 Sync Your Collaboration Styles.

Have you ever sat with an editor in your office, asked them to suggest a line of narration and then been met with a blank look? Before jumping to the conclusion that your editor is inept, consider that she might be a brilliant introvert.

How do you like to work with editors? Do you want to be in the edit room (on your premises) and sit with your editor several hours a day? Or do you prefer to hand off the digital files and leave your editor to work in their own space for a few days at a time? Knowing your collaboration style and hiring someone who synchronizes with it will save you the nightmare of having an unhappy editor resign mid-project.

Deborah Hoffmann, an Academy-nominated editor and director who now works exclusively as a story consultant, preferred to hole up with the footage for a spell without the director breathing down her back. She compares working successfully with a director to making a marriage work. “Some people read self-help books and others stumble along on their own,” says the modest Hoffmann. “I’m more of a stumbler. But bottom line is it’s all about communication, in both cases.”

To delve a bit deeper into the psychology of communication and work habits…

Read more at: http://newdocediting.com/hiring-an-editor/tip-6-sync-your-collaboration-styles/

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Coming Up!

Structuring the Character Driven Documentary

Join me Oct. 11 and 12 for this popular 2-day seminar sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.

Register here:
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Henry Warnakulasuriya
Wed 5 Aug 2009Link

Being a documentary film director I made a short film "Endless Journey" in 2008. It had been selected to feature in more than 10 International Film festivals so far.
Now it is in the the Culture Unplugged on-line film festival
Out of 600 odd films it is fluctuating within first 28 films in the first page of th website.
Link is http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1639/Endless-Journey

I invite you to spare few minutes for log-in and vote.
I highly appreciate to read your comment on my film.
Please send this link to your colleagues also.

Edited Wed 5 Aug 2009 by Henry Warnakulasuriya

Emily Meyers
Thu 13 Aug 2009Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE? HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
ASSISTANT

This is a good opportunity for someone passionate about socially conscious media who wants to learn about business and media. Our new assistant will be primarily focused on marketing, sales, and business development.

You will be providing support for two organizations:

Eyes of the World Media Group (www.eowmg.com): Company specializing in socially conscious media projects (ex. video, interactive, animation, and print).

Meaningful Media (www.meaningfulmedia.org): A non-profit network committed to changing our world through media.

Responsibilities Include
30% Marketing, Sales, and Business Development
30% Administration
20% Media Creation (ex. Content Development, Layouts, and Web Updates)
20% Supervision of the Intern Training Program

Good attitude, sharp mind, and warm heart required. Must be tech-savvy, good with people, and hard working.

Capability with Macs and the following software required: Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office.

Details
Reports to: Emily Meyers (President)

Pay: $13/hr
Type: 20-30 hrs/week
Locations: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.
To Apply: Email resume to connect@eowmg.com
We hope to hear from you!


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Fri 14 Aug 2009Link Tag

Call for entries! PaleyDocFest09 Pitch Workshop in New York. Deadline: September 25, 2009

How do you sell a documentary? In this workshop/competition, five preselected emerging nonfiction filmmakers will pitch their ideas to a panel of distinguished documentary producers. The producers will give them feedback on their concept as well as their presentation skills—great lessons for all aspiring filmmakers. The winner will receive a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, to be used toward the completion of the pitched film.

Deadline: September 25, 2009
Submit now! http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest09-pitch-workshop


Christopher Wong
Fri 14 Aug 2009Link

enter this event, people! do it, do it... the last two winners of the PaleyDocFest Pitch Workshop have been D-Worders. do not let this streak be broken ;)


Gregory Crofton
Thu 20 Aug 2009Link

Everyone checkout the DOCStore for documentaries on DVD from around the world. We've got 355 titles for sale and counting at http://www.documentarychannel.com/store. The DOCStore is part of The Documentary Channel which has been broadcast on DISH Network 197 since January 2006. Our programs are also online at sling.com and DocChannel YouTube. Thanks.


Michael Pardo
Fri 21 Aug 2009Link Tag

I own a firm called The DubHouse that is a resource for independent filmmakers. We can author your finalized film to DVD, replicate your discs and print any custom packaging needed. (plants in NY, L.A., FL, IN & NC). We give favorable rates to independents. We also are starting a Media on Demand service where your customers can download your movie and pay on-line (like itunes). Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Michael Pardo
The DubHouse
877-900-DUBS
mike@thedubhouse.net


Sarah Schutzki
Thu 27 Aug 2009Link

Hi all! I am a previously-New-York-based filmmaker who just moved to Paris, France. I am currently working on my first feature doc, as well as running a program for a film festival based here in Paris – and I'm really interested in meeting fellow filmmakers here and learning a bit about the French/European industry.

Please reach out to me via D-Word, or directly at sschutzki@gmail.com, if you know of anyone I might like to meet, have any ideas or suggestions for me or are interested in meeting with me yourself! Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing from you.


Amy Duzinski Janes
Thu 27 Aug 2009Link

Hi Filmmakers,

Hope all is well!

A group of local filmmakers have started a coop (if you will) of gear and we are working together to be able to rent out equipment for great prices.

I personally have a EX3 available that I would love to share when we are not using it. We rent it out for $750 a week or $250 a day – comes with memory. It is a pretty sweet deal and a great camera!

Drop me a line and let me know if we can help you get your film done...

Cheers!


Jonathan Bland
Fri 28 Aug 2009Link

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running. I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.

Looking forward......


Joy Tuttle
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Contact: Joy Tuttle
Phone: (310-229-5365
Email: info@thewinawards.com

  • * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * * * * WIN Combines Its Two Annual Events: The WIN Awards & The WIN Film Festival
    WIN Now Accepting Film Entries

August 24, 2009 (Los Angeles) Women's Image Network announces The WIN Film Festival (formerly WINFemme) 2009 Entry Call seeking independent narrative and documentary features as well as short film entries. The Early Entry Deadline is August 31st while the Final Entry Deadline is September 15, 2000.

While The WIN Film Festival supports (male and female) independent filmmakers who create dimensional female media images, The WIN Awards pay tribute to competing studio films and network television that either feature a female protagonist or are created by a woman.

Now in its sixth year, The WIN Film Festival 2009 will be held November 1st to 3rd in Los Angeles and will book end The WIN Awards, its annual high-profile event which will be held on Monday, November 2nd.

The WIN Awards 2009: Honors competing broadcast network television shows and released studio films. To be held on Monday, November 2, 2009.

The WIN Awards Woman of The Year 2009 Honoree
TBD

WIN Mission
Since 1993, Women's Image Network, (WIN), a 501c3, non-profit charity has produced The WIN Awards to thank film and television producers, directors, actors and executives, who create dimensional female media images and thereby promote economic and social parity.

WIN History
A few former WIN Award honorees and recipients include: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Lauren Bacall, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Laura Ziskin, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tichi Wilkerson, Ralph Fiennes, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Ladd, Catherine Hardwicke and Gurinder Chadha. Previous Event Chairs are Martha Luttrell, Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda while on behalf of Robert Redford, Mary McDonnell presented our 2007 Woman of The Year tribute to Barbara Boxer.

The WIN Award present awards in seven competive categories. Former hosts, presenters and participants are: Rachel Weisz, Katie Holmes, Seth Rogen, Jon Peters, Angelina Jolie, Frances Fisher, Harry Shearer, Sam Neill, Lili Fini Zanuck, Kathy Griffin, David Brown and David O. Russell.

In addition to producing The WIN Awards show WIN also created the ABC Primetime Special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES. Find additional information at http://www.thewinawards.com.

For the complete history of WIN see www.thewinawards.com.
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at info@thewinawards.com or 310-229-5365.
###


Jesse Epstein
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Just became a member of D-word and this is my first post!

I distribute a series of doc. shorts with New Day Films. The next application deadline is coming up on Sept. 5th and wanted to let people know. For info visit:
http://www.newday.com/benefits.html

--Jesse


Doug Block
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Hopefully the first of many, Jesse. Thanks for the info.


Lisa Gossels
Tue 1 Sep 2009Link

Jesse,

I just saw your short doc, "24x25x36," about mannequins/
the beauty industry on POV--and would love to see the
other films in your series. Bravo to you! And, great
post-interview.


Cynthia Close
Thu 3 Sep 2009Link

Documentary Educational Resources, a well established (41 years in the business) documentary distributor, seeks a full time IT person with excellent DVD authoring skills. We are looking to hire ASAP.

To check details of the requirements for the position and how to apply, go here: http://der.org/community/?p=703

Phone calls are also OK: 1-617-926-0491

Ask for Cynthia Close, Executive Director


Le Sheng Liu
Thu 3 Sep 2009Link

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for event planners in the LA area. A colleague of mine is shopping around for a company to help him get a party off the ground for his doc TV series premiere. Thanks!


Marilyn Perez
Tue 8 Sep 2009Link

Hi everyone. I am now just posting this, please tell me what you think.

I'd like to introduce you to the film "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba," which NEEDS WORK. This personal narrative and lyrical film is part of a larger project which, calls forth our common humanity and together uplifts us by the evocative and creative spirit we celebrate of Cuba, in particular as invoked by the tradition of the Cuban Cigar.

Nearly 15 years ago, I began this road movie in the style of "the journey is the destination." Now you're invited to help (without or with pay) to roll this project into the center.

If you would like to collaborate in one or more of the following creative ways please read ON...
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations to caridadcopper@gmail.com. Thanks for your Thunder.

Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Director
Hand Made By Cuban Films
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations.
Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Director
Hand Made By Cuban Films
EMAIL: caridadcopper@gmail.com.


Please don't forget to stay in touch at: caridadcopper@gmail.com

Thanks for your Thunder!


Marilyn Perez
Tue 8 Sep 2009Link

OPPPS, S O R R Y
for the duplicate!!!!!!!!


Danielle Beverly
Wed 9 Sep 2009Link

WASHINGTON D.C – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT NEEDED October 3-7

LA and Chicago-based team making a documentary about prison reform seeks a Production Assistant in Washington DC for the period of October 3-7. We are looking for someone to assist with the gear and help us get around (please know D.C well, including the Georgetown University area).

Please be mature, mellow, flexible, and eager to learn! No pay but meals provided.

Email: dannabev@yahoo.com


Felix Endara
Wed 9 Sep 2009Link

DocuClub partners with UnionDocs to bring you "Sita Sings the Blues"!

DocuClub is partnering with Brooklyn’s UnionDocs to co-present a special screening of Nina Paley’s "Sita Sings the Blues" on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

UnionDocs
322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 395-7902

"Sita Sings the Blues" is a musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana, focusing on the relationship between the gods Sita and Rama, juxtaposed with the filmmaker’s story of the dissolution of her marriage.

Because some of the songs featured in "Sita Sings the Blues" have not been secured due to copyright issues, the film uses a Creative Commons license for its distribution.

Learn more about the film here: www.sitasingstheblues.com.

On-site dispensing dessert will be Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, a d.i.y. food and participatory art project that takes the form of a bake sale that utilizes the public sphere as a place for eating, feeding, and talking with your mouth full. Details here: www.sweettoothofthetiger.com.

A post-screening discussion on "Sita Sings the Blues"’ funding and distribution strategy will be held by Karl Fogel of QuestionCopyright.org.

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

If you are a current DocuClub member who plans to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net. Non-members need not RSVP.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online at www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul.


Natalia Almada
Thu 10 Sep 2009Link

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF EL GENERAL

WINNER OF THE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD AT THE 2009 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

“a tour de force of cinematic imagination bristling with beauty, contradiction, and the epic scope of Mexico’s last 100 years of history.”
Cara Mertes, Sundance Documentary Institute

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30pm ***followed by a reception
Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 4:00pm
http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/latinbeat09/thegeneral.html

PANEL DISCUSSION – LATIN-O-AMERICAN
Thursday, September 10 at 7pm
http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/latinbeat09/panel1.html


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