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Dallas Brennan
Sat 6 Dec 2003Link
I am looking to hire an excellent, fast, totally competent person
(based in NYC ideally) to do archival clearance work (and some
archival research) starting ASAP and finishing in mid-January for
a Sundance bound feature documentary film. It involves
negotiating a good licensing rate, getting the masters and then
starting the process for clearance for misc. footage from the 60's
through last winter and newspaper clippings. It would be great if
this person had some connections at CBS/BBC, CNN, Chicago
Tribune, and ABC as well. Please email me ASAP your resume,
availability, references and day/week rate:
dallas@bigmouthproductions.com

Paul Devlin
Sat 6 Dec 2003Link


"Gripping!  A real- life thriller!"
           ;  -- David Chute, LA Weekly
 
Power Trip has been nominated for an
New York City at Film Forum, Dec 10-23,
while spectacular news comes out of
Tbilisi, Georgia!
 
Fraudulent elections led to weeks of demonstrations
in the streets of Tbilisi. Protestors eventually stormed
Parliament, forcing a hasty retreat by President
Eduard Shevardnadze and his eventual resignation .
 
Paul Devlin's award-winning film, Power Trip 
provides important context and unique insight
into today's headlines, with a graphic,
on-the-ground depiction of a society crippled by
corruption and the challenges facing globalization
of multinational companies in emerging markets.
 
Check out these stories in Filmmaker and indieWIR E
and look for upcoming stories about Power Trip in
Newsweek, The New York Times, and
Time Out New York.  
 
In addition to the Independent Spirit Award
nomination, Power Trip has also added two
new festival awards, the "Golden Lynx" -
First Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement,
Freiburg, Germany and The Grand Prix,
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
 
Please spread the word about Film Forum and
other upcoming screenings below.  More info at
 
  
Berlin Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Transparency International Film Festival
Port Townsend, WA Film Festival
Red Bank, NJ Film Festival
Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

 
December

Webster University Film Series, St. Louis, Missouri
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
2 Dec, 7PM

Global 03, Berlin
4-10 Dec

Film Forum, New York City
10-23 Dec

Tursak, Istanbul
12-19 Dec

(2004 dates still to come...)
 
 
Thanks for all your support.


Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Dec 2003Link
Pitching Forum - 3-7 March 2004 in Thessaloniki, Greece

"Docs in Thessaloniki" gives the independent producer a unique chance
of presenting a project internationally, to meet colleagues and create
alliances for future cooperation in Europe. Pitch your project to a
wide range of com. editors from different European TV-stations.

Organized by EDN, European Documentary Network in collaboration with
the "Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century"(1-7
March), which includes a national & international program as well as a
doc market and parallel events. The participants of the Pitching Forum
will also have access to the festival.

European producers are invited to apply for participation in the
documentary pitching forum that consists of 5 days intensive training
and information:

Day 1: A general overview of the market situation for documentaries
in Western Europe.

Day 2 & 3: Group work, where the producers meet with international
experts and colleagues, who help them improve and target their
projects to the international market. Pitching training.

Day 4 & 5: Pitching to a panel of European commissioning editors from
different European countries. During the two mornings the projects are
pitched in public to the panelists with individual meetings in the
afternoons.

To apply the producers must send in - in English - a two page
description of their documentary project containing the following
elements:

- title, length, format, overall budget, financing plan of the
project

- name of producer and director etc., CV, filmography

- synopsis, visual treatment, director's idea

- remember address, phone, fax and e-mail of your company

Deadline: Friday 23 January 2004.

The selection will be done by EDN.

Participation for producers with project: 250 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Participation for observers without project : 150 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Projects should be sent to EDN by email.

More information: Anita Reher, EDN (anita@edn.dk). Telephone: +45 33
13 11 22, fax: +45 33 13 11 44.

Melissa Hacker
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
MY KNEES WERE JUMPING; REMEMBERING THE
KINDERTRANSPORTS has just been released on dvd by IFC
and copies can be bought through Amazon.com

Melissa Hacker's documentary, My Knees Were Jumping:
Remembering the Kindertransports, is about the Jewish
children who were saved by emigrating to Britain (from Germany,
Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia) 60 years ago. Since Ms.
Hacker is the daughter of one such emigre -- the costume
designer Ruth Morley, an Academy Award nominee for "The
Miracle Worker" -- she approaches her poignant subject matter
in a particularly earnest, intimate way. In this gentle
documentary, Ms. Hacker's mother and others who shared the
young refugees' experience speak at length about its impact...
-- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Surviving participants vividly recall the excitement and the
downside of this "adventure".....These stories are
heart-rending....Editing weaves together talking-head interviews,
newsreel footage, old photos and other material to sketch
far-reaching psychological and historical reverberations. Tech
package is crisp and pro....
-- Dennis Harvey, Weekly Variety

Melissa Hacker's My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the
Kindertransports narrates the trauma of history as a tragedy of
generational loss....Narration by Joanne Woodward is intercut
with Hacker's own personal reflections on the impact of the
Kindertransports on her mother and family....the film is not just
about her specific story; it is also about family and the legacy of
experience in the broadest sense.
-- Yosha Goldstein, Filmmaker Magazine feature
(Special Sundance issue)

MY KNEES WERE JUMPING was screened at the Sundance
Film Festival and many international film festivals, on PBS, on
Channel 4 in Britain, and named an "Outstanding Documentary"
by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Ben Kempas
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
Congratulations, Melissa! I'll buy your DVD as soon as I buy a DVD
player (which I need to do anyway, being a proud owner of the Stone
Reader Limited Edition and Keith Richards & X-pensive Winos DVDs). :-)

Ben Kempas
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
PS. Melissa, don't forget to join The D-Word Community
<www.d-word.com/community>

right here: <www.d-word.com/join>

Melissa Hacker
Tue 13 Jan 2004Link
Thanks.I am a member, I just read and didn't want my first
posting to be self promotion. But I'll go now & post this over
there.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 19 Jan 2004Link
A&E is looking for New York-based International Masters Post-
Production Coordinator.

PRIMARY DUTIES

o Monitor edit sessions and format producers, and backup format
producer functions as needed to ensure that project assignment and
execution is followed according to schedule/specifications.
o Acquire missing materials needed in the mastering process by
working with the domestic Library Services department. Determine the
technical specifications required for edit (such as textless
backgrounds and audio tracks).
o Schedule and track all International masters and submasters through
a timely revision process. Analyze all rejected masters, make
recommendations for alternative solutions. Screen all rejections and
source materials, acquire alternate material from supplier and
implement new edit process.
o Provide support, as needed to the Managing Producer -
International, in all post production activities, including screening
final masters following the edit process and prioritizing the edit
schedule, recommending and making revisions according to the needs of
the department.
o Monitor the program packaging elements to insure timely repackaging
of all materials as new elements are introduced. Disseminate new
materials to ventures, manage the revision process of out-dated
masters and maintain control of our assets. Review catalog for given
series and make sure all versions are most up-to-date.

REQUIREMENTS

BA/BS and 3+ years post-production experience. Strong Word and Excel
skills. Effective communication and organizational skills. Flexible
to changing priorities and ability to multi-task.

Contact: Tom Tooker

Email: tom.tooker@aetn.com
URL: http://www.aetn.com

Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 28 Jan 2004Link
RIde available: Driving from Brussels to Berlin for the Berlinale,
via Antwerp ring / Duisburg bridge / Hannover autobahn. Departure
04.02 late afternoon - 15.02 pre-dawn departure), space for others;
some baggage room. Contribution to gas appreciated. No in-car smokers
please; velinontheroad@hotmail.com

Linda Morgenstern
Sat 31 Jan 2004Link
Job Listing: Documentary film with national theatrical release seeks
Assistant to Outreach Director.

Skills required: Excellent internet research skills, telephone and
written communication including email and business letters. Must be
organized, reliable and self directed. Position requires excel
spreadsheet fluency. Interest and knowledge of rafting, outdoor
sports and environmental issues helpful, but not necessary.
Experience in outreach, grassroots organization and film
distribution, a plus.

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week, minimum 3 month commitment. Flexible
schedule, work from home.

Pay scale: $650.00 per month.

Please send cover letter and resume to tsrt@lmorgenstern.com
Website: www.samerivertwice.com

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