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Paul Devlin
Fri 12 Mar 2004Link
"A riveting documentary...
Intelligent, revealing and
sometimes hilarious."
        --  Christian Science Monitor
 
 
Power Trip continues its US theatrical
run in March with openings in Houston,
San Antonio, Sacramento, San Diego
 
The premiere of Power Trip in Tbilisi,
Georgia (where it was shot) was a great
success, generating huge buzz with print
and TV coverage. The sold-out screening
in Tbilisi's largest theater was attended by
many of the city's luminaries, including
Georgia's new First Lady.
 
Power Trip had a special screening
this month for the World Bank's annual
Energy Conference in Washington DC,
where the movie had significant impact 
and sparked thoughtful debate about how
development lending policies might be
improved.
 
There have been other opportunities for special
screenings and we are seeking more. 
Please let us know if you have suggestions.
 
And please spread the word about the upcoming 
March screenings below. More info at
 
  
March

BROADCAST: SVT, Sweden
4 March, 10PM

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
6 March

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
8 March

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
12-14 March

Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX
12-18 March

Bijou at Crossroads, San Antonio, TX
12-18 March

Yer ba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
12 March, 7:30PM

Inter national House, Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
14 March, 7PM

The Olympion Cinema Complex, Greece
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
15-21 March

Tower Cinema, Sacramento, CA
19-25 March

Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC
Enviromental Film Festival
23 March, 3:00PM

Madstone Hazard Center Cinema, San Diego, CA
26 March - 1 April

Madstone Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
26 March - 1 April

(April dates still to come...)
 
 
Best Documentary
 
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 
 
 
Thanks for all your support.
 


Jonathan Robinson
Fri 12 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

a film by Jonathan Robinson

2 upcoming New York screenings:

Tuesday, March 16th THE NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY CENTER*S "DOCSHOP" THE PIONEER THEATER 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A) New York City 212.254.3300 www.docfest.org/docshop.html PIZZA & BEER Reception at 7:00 PM Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at 8:00pm To reserve tickets, please call 212.668.1575. Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 15th. Reserved tickets must be claimed by 7:30 PM on the night of the screening.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL presents: CREATIVELY SPEAKING 2004 Aaron Davis Hall City College of New York between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue To reserve tickets, please call 212-650-7100 For more information, www.aarondavishall.org/ecards/04ff/ecard2.htm

EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

synopsis

An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, and storytelling, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967). The film traces Thomas* path from childhood to manhood in New York City*s Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, from the 1930's through the 1960*s - his parents* immigrant experience, home life during the Great Depression, membership in barrio youth gangs, his struggle to come to terms with his mixed-racial identity, travels as a teen-age merchant marine, his heroin addiction, his notorious armed robbery of a Greenwich Village nightclub, his six years spent in prison, and his emergence as a writer. Thomas* coming-of-age story is counter-pointed with dramatizations, spoken word poetry performance sequences, and verité scenes of his on-going work of forty-five years as an educator and activist empowering marginalized and incarcerated youths. A stylized, genre-spanning production, Every Child is Born a Poet includes a spellbinding collage of rare archival film footage, still photographs and provocative mixed-media artwork, as it examines Thomas* use of creative expression as a means of confronting poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Pulsating with an original Latin Jazz score, Every Child is Born a Poet is a riveting portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery, and transformation.

* Winner of the OPERA PRIMA AWARD at the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Nominee for DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD 2003 by the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (IDA)

* Finalist for the SILVER WOLF AWARD at the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (IDFA) 2003

* Official U.S. Selection for INPUT 2004, Barcelona, Spain

www.everychildisbornapoet.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 19 Mar 2004Link
This is a radio job, but might be of interest to some D-Worders who
also have radio experience. Even if you are not interested in the
job, they also accept freelance program submissions. Check out their
website for guidelines.

********************************
The National Radio Project (NRP), producer of the weekly show Making
Contact, seeks a highly motivated individual with strong radio
production and journalism skills to join our team as a full-time
Associate Producer.

NRP, a 10-year old, non-profit, independent media group, is
committed to high quality reporting on critical issues while
highlighting voices, perspectives, and solutions not often heard in
mass media. “Making Contact” is currently aired by 160 radio stations
in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and Indonesia. For more
information, please our website at radioproject.org.


The Associate Producer reports to and works directly with the
National Radio Project's Director of Production and Training. This
is a detail-oriented job that requires both strong radio production
skills and administrative skills. The Associate Producer’s primary
responsibility is to mix and package the “Making Contact” weekly show.

Responsibilities and tasks include:

Mixing the weekly show, editing audio, arranging interviews,
researching, writing show scripts, and mixing and engineering
reporters’ segments.

Overseeing the weekly post-production checklist: creating show
documents, converting audio for the web, and burning cds.
Coordinating weekly mailings to radio stations with NRP's
administrative department. Managing archival materials and supplies.

Recording, writing, editing, narrating, and mixing in-house segments
on a regular basis.

Working with the Director of Production and Training in the framing
and coordination of “Making Contact” shows.

Assist the Director of Production and Training in the supervision and
development of interns and volunteers.

Qualifications:

* At least two-years experience working in the field of radio
journalism
* Able to work under deadline pressure
* Excellent writing, interviewing, and oral communication skills
* Solid computer and digital audio editing skills
* Strong analysis of policy and current affairs

Considered a plus:

* Ability to speak languages in addition to English
* Familiarity with community-based organizations

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2004, no later than 5 p.m..
Expected start date, May 1st. Salary: $32-35K, depending on
experience, plus benefits, including health.

Send via POSTAL MAIL a cover letter, resume, 3 references, radio
script writing sample, and an audio sample of your work (CD or
cassette) to Director of Production and Training Aimee Pomerleau.
1714 Franklin Street, #100-251, Oakland, CA 94612, NO PHONE CALLS,
please.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Aimee Pomerleau, Director of Production and Training
National Radio Project/Making Contact
http://www.radioproject.org

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
Directing Actors for Film w/ Adrienne Weiss in NYC

An Intro to the Foundation Workshop: 8 Essential Tools for Getting
Great Performances from Actors

Oliver Stone says: "Take a class with her!"

This April Adrienne Weiss brings her unique directing approach to
CineWomen NY in a special one-day format. With this craft-based
approach, you'll learn how to get consistently fresh, natural
performances from your actors while realizing the directorial vision
for your film.

The morning session introduces the practical concepts that are the
hallmarks of Adrienne's work. In the afternoon, participants will
apply the concepts, analyzing scenes, and working with actors.
Students may bring scripts; one or two will be chosen to use in the
workshop. Registration is limited to 30.

Participants in this CineWomen NY workshop can enroll in Adrienne's
full two-weekend intensive at the discounted rate of $550 (saving
$100). The next NYC intensive begins on the evening of April 21 and
continues on the weekends of April 24 and May 1.

DATES: Sat., April 17 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Shambhala
Meditation Center, 118 W. 22nd St., bwtn 6th & 7th aves. TRAINS: F,
1/9, C/E, R/W

COST for Early Registration (before Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members:
$70; General public: $115

COST for Late Registration (after Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members: $80;
General public: $130. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

To register or for more info: http://www.cinewomenny.org/events.html
workshops@cinewomenny.org

Adrienne Weiss has led private directing, acting and writing
workshops since 1997. Adrienne now also coaches directors
individually. She is currently working with director David Jacobson on
the set of Down in the Valley. The cast includes Ed Norton, Ellen
Burstyn, David Morse, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary
Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D-Word member

Sat., April 24, 10am-5:30pm, in NYC

A full-day experiential hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers, editors & composers

Stuck in the cutting room? Or maybe you've got lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? A solid structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a narrative film. With hands-on exercises and analysis of films, this workshop can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions true to your documentary's style. If you like, bring your work-in- progress (notrequired to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St., NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
Cost: $95 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID;
$115 General Public
$115 workshop pass with Trailer Mechanics registration (offered May 1 in 2 sessions)

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

For a map visit http://www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.


Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Trailer Mechanics:
How to Make Your Fundraising Trailer

Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi,
Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D- Word member

Sat., May 1, in NYC Two sessions: 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm -- choose one

"Can I see your trailer?"

Let's face it, a trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Trailer Mechanics is a three-hour workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors on building a short trailer/demo of a documentary film. We'll consider principles of narrative structure and screen and analyze different trailers, including those of workshop participants. If you like, bring your footage -- raw or cut -- for discussion (not required to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Cost: $50 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID; < br>$60 General Public
$115 Workshop Pass with Doctoring Your Doc registration (offered Apr. 24)
Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St, NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
For a map visit http:// www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html
Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

Note: previously offered in the fall, this workshop is now offered in the spring only.


Jonathan Robinson
Sat 27 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET:
THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS
on Independent Lens

Come watch the PBS television broadcast premier
with special guest poets LIVE!!! at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
featuring Lemon (Def Jam Poetry on Broadway), Nancy Mercado
(It Concerns The Madness), Farbeon (Collective Memory), and others.

Tuesday APRIL 6TH @ 10:00 PM $6
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery Street in Manhattan
For more information & directions:
www.bowerypoetry.com
212.614.0505

Or if you can't make it, watch it at home on
Thirteen/WNET New York City
Tuesday APRIL 6TH 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Friday APRIL 9TH 2004 @ 12:30 AM

For more details and broadcast information for other cities,
check out: www.pbs.org/independentlens/everychildisbornapoet

Eric Steel
Tue 30 Mar 2004Link
san francisco based feature length documentary, already in production needs
experienced, motivated production manager/associate producer. should also
have work/experience with final cut pro 4.
responsibilites will include managing complicated logistics of shooting
schedule, budget and crew as well as digitizing & logging extensive footage
(all digitial). also ability to draw from local resources for manpower and
troubleshooting. effective research and communication skills a must.
please email resume to
ericsteel@mac.com

Marilyn Perez
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
DON'T MISS..........WAY OF STORY --APRIL 24 & 25TH
..............W/ Cathrine Ann Jones
........(The Craft and Soul of Writing)
Here at last is a professional writer teaching writing, not from
theory alone, but
from hard practice. This experiential workshop offers a balance
of solid craft with
intuitive skills and expect to be writing during the two days.

Writing can be a healing function for both author & audience. The
transformation
of good writing depends on making it ones own from within.

* *For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including
plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* *Seven Steps to Story Structure
* *Create memorable characters & dialogue
* *Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story

http://www.wayofstory.com
Where:Kiva, 309 Canal Street, 5th Floor by Broadway
When: April 24-25, 2004 (Sat-Sun: 10-4 p.m.)
Contact: Marilyn Perez 212.353-1111
Cost: $275. pre-registered and $300. the day of workshop
Email: studio1101@earthlink.net

CATHRINE ANN JONES is an award-winning playwright &
screenwriter whose films
include UNLIKELY ANGEL (Dolly Parton), THE CHRISTMAS
WIFE (Jason Robards), and
the television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. She co-wrote
the independent film, Angel
Passing(Hume Cronyn/Calista Flockhart), which played at
Sundance then garnered fifteen
awards both in America and abroad. As a New York playwright,
ten plays were produced
both in and out of New York City as well as several articles and
short stories.
She has served on the writing faculty at The New School, UCLA,
and the Esalen
Institute. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India and winner of the
National Endowment
for the Arts Award, Ms. Jones, also teaches in the Psyche and
Sacred Seminars at
Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Ojai, works as a story
and script consultant,
and lectures internationally.

From NY Times interview with Cathrine Ann Jones:

" We've become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in
order
to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world
of intuition
and feeling."


Comments about writing
Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful
talentâ?�nothing is more
*rare in my opinion. Norman Mailer, novelist

Cathrine Ann Jones is an important writer and has an
extraordinary power.
******- Julie Harris, actress

DON'T MISS HER SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL!

"the more the more profound...."

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...

**********************************

Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

WHEN?
Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

MORE INFORMATION
About the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com
About the L.A. screening:
http://www.crucibleofwar.com/la_press_release.htm
About the festival: http://www.artivistfilmfestival.org

Lorenzo Meccoli
Sat 8 May 2004Link
NOAM CHOMSKY, HOWARD ZINN, GORE VIDAL, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN
RIGHTS WATCH, AMY GOODMAN, HARRY BELAFONTE, THE NATION, SUSAN
SARANDON, ANGELA DAVIS, PETE SEEGER, JESSE JACKSON AND MANY OTHER
VOICES OF DISSENT IN BUSH'S AMERICA

in

"XXI CENTURY" The Last Empire a REAL independent documentary film by
Gabriele Zamparini & Lorenzo Meccoli http://thecatsdream.com/

NOW AVAILABLE on DVD and VHS WATCH THE TRAILERS ON OUR NEW WEBSITE
http://thecatsdream.com/

REVIEWS:

"POWERFUL TESTIMONIES! THIS CERTAINLY DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY A BROAD
AUDIENCE." - HOWARD ZINN Historian - Author of "A People's History of
the United States"

"AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE PANORAMA OF SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL EVENTS
AND IDEAS SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE.
SUPERBLY EDITED, WITH A CAST OF LEADING PROGRESSIVE THINKERS AND
ACTIVISTS, IT TOUCHES ALL THE BASES." - WILLIAM BLUM Historian -
Author of "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since
World War II" Read more on http://thecatsdream.com/

FEATURING:

NOAM CHOMSKY - GORE VIDAL - HOWARD ZINN - ARNO J. MAYER - AMNESTY
INTERNATIONAL - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - SCOTT RITTER - SUSAN SARANDON -
AL SHARPTON - PETE SEEGER - THE NATION - SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES
FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS - NELSON MANDELA - JESSE JACKSON - DESMOND TUTU
- RAMSEY CLARK - DANNY GLOVER - ANGELA DAVIS - JESSICA LANGE -
DEMOCRACY NOW! - PAX CHRISTI - GREG PALAST - OSSIE DAVIS - AMERICAN
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION - FAIRNESS AND ACCURACY IN REPORTING - HARRY
BELAFONTE - VETERANS FOR PEACE - UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE -
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (QUAKERS) - PACIFICA FOUNDATION -
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ANTI-WAR COALITION - INDYMEDIA - INTERNATIONAL
PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR - MEDIACHANNEL - NAACP -
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES - AMERICAN- ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION
COMMITTEE - PEACE ACTION - NOT IN OUR NAME - INTERNATIONAL ANSWER -
CENTER FOR ECONOMIS AND SOCIAL RIGHTS - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY
AND MANY OTHER VOICES OF DISSENT... Read more on
http://thecatsdream.com/

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 May 2004Link
NYC-based PA needed for one day (tomorrow, 5/14) to help out with a
field shoot. Rate is $125. Contact is Erin Essenmacher
(eessenmacher@yahoo.com)

I know nothing more about this. Please contact Ms. Essenmacher
directly.

Liz Reeves
Fri 14 May 2004Link
CALL FOR ENTRIES

The American Jewish Film Festival
Dates of Festival: November 6th-7th 2004
Deadline for Entries: June 15th 2004
Festival Location: Chicago and Evanston,Illinois

Marking the 350th year of the arrival of the first
Jews to the U.S., Chicago-based Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies in collaboration with Reeltime
Independent Film & Video Forum, is hosting this
festival to celebrate American Jewish life. The main
focus of films should contain themes relating to
Jewish life in the United States.

Festival is non-competitive, no entry fees required.
Preview Formats: VHS or DVD
Exhibition Formats include: VHS, DVCAM, DVD, Beta,
16mm, 35mm
All genres accepted: documentaries, features,
animation, experimental, shorts

CONTACT INFORMATION:www.reeltimeevanston.org
Phone: 847-866-0312

Reeltime
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

(Phone) 847-866-0312
(FAX) 847-866-0313

Lorca Shepperd
Sun 23 May 2004Link
Other People's Pictures

a documentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick

Premiering at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
June 16th, 4:45 pm

http://www.SILVERDOCS.com/films/wv.aspx

We hope to see you there!

**********************************************************************
'Other People's Pictures,' set in New York City's Chelsea Flea
Market, showcases nine photography collectors who share an
unlikely addiction - vintage snapshots that have been lost,
disposed of, or sold by their original owners. As our subjects
comb the market, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to
hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot, they reveal the
experiences of loss and reclamation that fuel their pursuit of
these cast-off images.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 24 May 2004Link
An Associate Producer is sought to work with an award-winning video
documentary director/producer on a national public television
documentary program about the future of Americaâ*™s cities. The
program will examine the current national debates over urban and
suburban land use policies, smart growth and regional equity.
Description Assist producer in all phases of the production and post
production, including research for story development, location
scouting, conducting preliminary interviews, locating archival
materials, coordinating production shoots, assisting with the
preparation and completion of scripts, proposals and budgets. Assist
with production planning and logistics. Must be willing to travel.

Skills Required Minimum two years experience working on television
documentary production. Preferably PBS. BA in journalism or related
filed. Good communications, research and writing skills as well a
keen interest in the documentary form. Knowledge of smart growth,
urban planning issues, federal and state urban policies, community
development, metropolitan equity or environmental justice issues a
plus.

People of color encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary, three month position which may be renewed.

Please send or email a cover letter and resume
atorrice@mindspring.com Attn to: Andrea Torrice, Producer Torrice
Productions 509 Riddle Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please no phone calls

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only applicants willing
to temporarily relocate should apply.

Charles M Clemmons
Wed 2 Jun 2004Link
SEEKING AGGRESSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND BROADCAST--

Mystic Voices LLC seeks knowledgeable, experienced
person/distributor, representative or agency to help distribute and
obtain broadcast of new documentary Mystic Voices: The Story of the
Pequot War.

What led to the first declared war in American history, waged against
Native Americans? Why has the seldom talked-about massacre not been
broadly presented before Mystic Voices? Why are there so many
differing accounts of this early and brutal event in American history?

Missituck, Connecticut, 1637: In the last hours of moonlight,
Puritans surround a Pequot village wielding swords, torches and guns;
they kill 400-700 men, women and children in one hour. Seldom told,
the 'victory' over the 'heathens' formed Colonial-American Indian
policy for three centuries across America.

The only film on this tragedy presenting viewpoints of historians AND
Native American descendants. Mystic Voices allows participants both
living and dead to speak via their first hand accounts and oral
history, through reenactments and commentary, artwork and music.
Of possible interest for viewers interested in history, anthropology,
sociology, visual anthropology, oral history, religious studies,
Puritan and Native American literature, Indigenous studies, military
studies, archaeology.

Please email inquiries and/or resumes to:
mysticvoicesllc@optonline.net
www.pequotwar.com

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Jun 2004Link
"If you're the relentlessly honest type,
this is probably the program for you."
- Washington City Paper

WHAT? Docs in Progress will be featuring two works in progress by
DC filmmakers Rebecca Kingsley and Rouane Itani at our monthly
feedback workshop.

WHO? You and anybody else who likes to offer their two cents on films.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

WHERE? The Warehouse Theater (1021 Seventh Street, NW in Washington
DC/across from the new convention center/just a few blocks from the
Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stations/food and drink on
site)

HOW MUCH? $5 at the door. When's the last time you paid $5 to see
two films?

WHY? You'll be supporting the local documentary scene, networking with
your peers, helping fellow filmmakers, and checking out what's it all
about for your own possible future screening at Docs in Progress.

MORE ON THE FILMS:

DAUGHTERS of THE LEVANT - Rouane Itani (30 minutes)
Women have often been at the forefront of immigrant families and
Arab-American women are no exception. This film traces the stories of
Lebanese and Syrian women immigrants to the United States who settled
with their families in cities and small towns across the country and
emerged as entrepreneurs, artists, and activists in their new
communities.

THE LAST COLONY - Rebecca Kingsley (20 minute excerpt)
In Washington DC, the capital of the world's best known democracy,
local citizens continue to be denied political rights that other
Americans take for granted -- the right to be governed by their own
locally-elected leaders rather than by the U.S. Congress. This film
looks at the history of Washington DC's unique relationship with the
federal government and its impact on the city's residents.

MORE ON DOCS IN PROGRESS: http://docsinprogress.org/

Melissa Hacker
Fri 11 Jun 2004Link
Free screening in NY Thursday June 17

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D

A FILM BY SANDI SIMCHA DUBOWSKI


See this powerful & unforgettable documentary at The Village
Temple. Meet special guest, Israel Fishman, who is featured in
the film and will be joining us for an after-film discussion. There
is no charge for this event.

Date:        Thursday, June 17, 2004

Time:        7:00 PM

Location: The Village Temple
33 East 12th Street (btw. University Place & Broadway)
phone: 212.674.2340 x300
e-mail: info@villagetemple.org
Web: http://www.villagetemple.org

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious
fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of
Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film
portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how
to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with
the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the
film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some
hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox
rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those
abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school
sweethearts.

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn,
Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco,
Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global
implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and
tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has
become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is
both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges
is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the
universal struggle to belong.

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
Wed 21 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
Thu 16 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).


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