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Erica Ginsberg
Tue 5 Jul 2005Link
For folks in Washington DC and vicinity:

The next Docs in Progress will take place one week from tonight on
Tuesday, July 12. Fellow filmmakers and the general public are
invited to join in the discussion about three short documentaries and
help the filmmakers take their films to the next stage of editing.
Be a part of this interactive session which has become a mainstay of
the DC film community.

We will be showcasing:

14TH AND U: THE SOUL OF A NEIGHBORHOOD by Silvina Fernandez-Duque
A look at how the U Street corridor has developed and changed in the
past century: from the Black Broadway to a riot zone to a
multicultural community facing gentrification.

GIVE 'EM BELLE! by Jon Jensen and Genevieve Croteau
A 20-something politician takes on the political establishment by
running for the city commission in Gainesville, Florida.

THE BAYOU by Bill Scanlan and Dave Lilling
Follow the rise and fall of the famed Georgetown music club which was
a must-stop for on-their-way-up stars of Dixieland and rock music.

WHEN?
Tuesday, July 12 from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE?
The George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st
Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro is Foggy
Bottom. Parking garages nearby and some free street parking
available after 6:30 pm.

HOW MUCH?
$5 suggested donation

These programs are sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University and coordinated by the Docs in Progress
Organization. More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org

We are also now accepting submissions for our September and November
workshops. More information can be found on our website at
http://www.docsinprogress.org/submission.htm

Emily Meyers
Tue 9 Aug 2005Link
WANTED
Recommendations on strong production companies or post houses in Los
Angeles to do editing and DVD authoring on a promotional video for
the United Nations.

It is our intention that this project will be the beginning of an
ongoing relationship with another organization that complements our
skill-set and shares our values.

Who We Are
A full-service production company making television shows, films,
and promotional & educational videos that are entertaining and
enlightening. Find-out more at www.eyesoftheworldproductions.com.

Details on Project
We are producing a promotional DVD for the United Nations, Institute
for Drug Abuse, and UCLA based on an international conference
sponsored by The Institute of Peace held in Istanbul in early
September.

We will be taking about 15-20 hours of footage and editing it down
to two pieces:
-*30-45 min DVD showing summary of presentations, interviews
with experts in attendance, conference highlights, and the city of
Istanbul.
-*5-10 min promo video for UN (World Health Organization),
NIDA, and UCLA

Timeline
Tapes delivered: September 15
Rough cuts for Director to review: October 15
Finalized Master: November 15

Budget
$5000 Max: The budget is modest but we intend to deliver a superior
product.

Recommendations
Email vede@eyesoftheworldproductions.com

If you want to recommend yourself… Terrific. Please supply
Information on your experience with similar projects, references,
and demos of your work. If demos can’t be viewed on the web, please
send them to

Emily Meyers
Eyes of the World
2931 Third St Suite C
Santa Monica CA 90405

Thanks!

Marco Raaphorst
Wed 31 Aug 2005Link
My name is Marco Raaphorst. I work as a composer and sound desginer.
Located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Check out my music at
http://melodiefabriek.nl/music/

I do many international projects. Distances are most of the time not
an issue.

Let's draw some blurry lines between images and music ...

Frederick Marx
Thu 8 Sep 2005Link
Crew wanted: Colorado Springs area. (folks from Denver could work)
7-10 shoot days, starting ~ Sept. 26 through (roughly) Dec. 15.
Need: cameraperson, ideally with own mini-DV camera package.
Also: sound recordist, also with package.
Maybe: PA, especially if has car and knows area well.

Shoot days will be roughly 50% interviews, 50% verite.

project is www.fmarxfilm.com/newAmericanHeroes

please direct inquiries to fdm@fmarxfilm.com

Gracias!

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 22 Sep 2005Link
For those in the Washington DC area...

Tonight's the night (Thursday, September 22) for Docs in Progress.
Celebrate the official beginning of fall with a unique opportunity to
give feedback to documentary filmmakers on their works in progress.
Tonight's featured films are:

THE BEST PART OF EVERYTHING by Jes Therkelsen
A family faces their hopes, dreams, ambitions, and regrets as the
parents prepare for retirement and an empty nest while their 20-
something children get ready for the real world. This personal film
explores the difficulties associated with adapting to the changing
roles and responsibilities of a typical American family.

CAUGHT IN THE NET by the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking
A decade after “dotcom fever” took over Wall Street, we revisit three
Internet entrepreneurs who became unexpected players in big business
in the 1990s How did these kid millionaires deal with their success
and the subsequent burst of the Net Economy bubble?

This event is open to the public and no reservations are required. A
suggested donation of $5 can be paid in cash at the door. Program
starts at 7:00 and lasts until approximately 9:30 pm. Location is
the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington
University (805 21st Street at H Street, NW Washington DC). The
Foggy Bottom Metro and several parking garages are convenient to the
venue and street parking is sometimes available after 6:30 pm. Note
that street closures related to this weekend's IMF/World Bank
meetings are not scheduled to take effect until Friday.

Docs in Progress workshops are organized by the Docs in Progress
organization and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University.

If you are interested in submitting a documentary work in progress
for our November workshop, go to our website
(http://www.docsinprogress.org) and click on "Submit Your Film"

Michael Lieberman
Fri 30 Sep 2005Link
New user/poster here.

I am currently working on a documentary about an Iraq war
veteran, who shot his own video footage in Iraq, and has since
been speaking out against the war, including in the local
Binghamton, NY area, Crawford, TX for Camp Casey, etc.

Are there any grants or film financers interested in the current
political climate? I've been contacting everyone I know in the
"industry" and few people know of what I should do. This is my
first feature and it's (as of now) been financed by myself, which
is a fun feat making well under a living wage, let me tell you!

But I have a good fifty hours shot so far and am finally
confident in what I have thusfar. If anyone's interested in
hearing more at all, let me know.

Steve Holmes
Sat 1 Oct 2005Link
Meet me at the Mentoring Room, Michael. I'll be the one hiding
behind the plant in the corner.

Johnny Symons
Sat 22 Oct 2005Link
Seattle cameraperson wanted for a shoot October 28-30. MiniDV/DVCAM.
We'll be shooting verite and some interviews. Subject matter requires
calm, professional demeanor and comfort with LGBT issues.

If you can help, or know someone who can, please respond to
johnny@johnnysymons.com

Thanks.

Mary Robertson
Tue 8 Nov 2005Link
Hi all,

I've created a video blog and am sending out the call for submissions.

Little While is a repository for short, non-fiction moments. Examples
of what we're looking for include (but are not limited to):clips of:
awkward dancing, smoke rising from the ground, objects inflating,
motivational speakers, public displays of affection, and short order
cooks.

This is also an opportunity to share clips from works-in-progress or
unfinished works. More information on submissions is available on the
site.

- Mary

www.littlewhile.com

Wilson Santos
Fri 11 Nov 2005Link
hello

anyone out there with an HD camera willing to get involved with
the production of a doc. i'm in NYC and am working on the
preproduction stage. i'm looking for someone willing to work with
no budget. someone who is looking for more experience or wants to
build their portfolio.

the first stage would be to shoot enough footage to put together a
trailer. that would require about 3-4 days of interviews. the rest
of the footage will come from archived news footage. so the work
is not that intense at the moment. all under controlled
environments. mostly just some interviews.

if interested send me an email and i can tell you about the
subject. osb.records@verizon.net

the subject is social and deals with child welfare. can get
political.

thanks

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 14 Nov 2005Link
WASHINGTON DC: DOCS IN PROGRESS THIS WEDNESDAY

Docs in Progress returns this Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm to
give Washingtonians an opportunity to preview new documentaries and
offer the filmmakers feedback on their works in progress. This month
we feature Catherine Mattingly's YALE RUSSIAN CHORUS about the famed
choral group and Hugh Drescher's WE CAME TO REMEMBER about a reunion
of one company of World War II veterans.

The program will take place at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the
Media and Public Affairs Building of George Washington University
(805 21st Street at H Street, NW Washington DC). Closest Metro:
Foggy Bottom. GW parking garages on H and I Streets. Suggested
donation at the door: $5. Cash only.

Docs in Progress workshops are organized by the Docs in Progress
organization and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University. More information about the films and
submitting for future workshops at http://www.docsinprogress.org

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 21 Nov 2005Link
Docs in Progress is currently soliciting short (30 minutes or less)
documentary works in progress for our next workshop in Washington DC
in January. These can be documentaries intended to be shorts or
segments of a longer documentary which give a good indication of
where the filmmaker is going with the longer piece. Please no
trailers. (We will also be looking for longer works for our spring
workshops, so if you have one, let us know.)

At Docs in Progress workshops, documentary filmmakers screen their
works in progress to a general audience and get feedback through a
moderated critique session. As those who have participated can
attest, these workshops are one of the best ways to get free feedback
and move forward with a project, especially when you may feel stuck
or simply want a reality check on your work before submitting it to
festivals or pitching it for television.

The submission deadline for January is December 1. The first step is
to submit a brief description of the film online at
<http://www.docsinprogress.org/submission.htm> and we will follow up
with information on how to submit a tape or DVD.

Docs in Progress workshops are coordinated by Docs in Progress and
sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. The workshops are held six times a year
(January/March/May/July/September/November) at the Jack Morton
Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University.

While we give special attention to filmmakers based in the Washington
DC region, we accept submissions from everywhere as long as
filmmakers are willing to cover their own expenses to Washington to
attend the workshop.

If you have additional questions, contact us at
contact@docsinprogress.org

Agnes Varnum
Thu 22 Dec 2005Link
2nd Annual Making Your Documentary Matter Producers Workshop
1/30/06 from 9 AM - 6 PM
@ American University, Washington DC

This is an annual workshop for documentary filmmakers on how to make
outreach and audience engagement part of the production planning of
your documentary. The theme this year is "Public Engagement Strategies
That Work!" with keynote address by Cynthia Lopez of P.O.V. See the
CSM site (link below) for full schedule.

Engagement strategies not only make powerful tools to extend the reach
and effectiveness of your documentary, they can also be part of your
fundraising plan!

Registration required: $50 which includes lunch and networking reception!

More info at http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Agnes Varnum
Thu 22 Dec 2005Link
Public Media Roundtable with David Liroff, WGBH
1/13/06
12-2:00 PM at Nations Building, Conference Room 333, 444 North Capitol
Street NW, Washington DC

The Center for Social Media is launching a new speaker series that
explores public media in the US - present as well as new
frontiers. Join David Liroff, VP & Chief Technology Officer at WGBH
for this new rountable discussion series.

RSVP by Jan. 9 to socialmedia@american.edu or by calling 202-885-3107
so you will get a boxed lunch!

More info at http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Lynnette Gryseels
Fri 6 Jan 2006Link
Enroll in Film Arts Spring Classes

Film Arts offers classes that focus on the many aspects and genres
of media making and provide ongoing training for filmmakers at all
levels of experience. The following is a list of classes that are
open for enrollment. Call (415) 552-8760 x312 to sign up for
registration.

DOCUMENTARY TRACK

Documentary Tune-Up: Examining Ideas and Proposals
Co-presented with International Documentary Association (IDA)
Friday, Jan. 20, 10 am-5 pm
Can't find funding? No one wants to invest? Get a doc proposal
tune-up. This workshop can help you decide whether that dream doc
is worth pursuing. Pitches or projects at any stage of development
are welcome; submit proposal for review upon registration.
Mitchell Block has handled the distribution and marketing of
hundreds of films, which have won 23 Oscars and received 52
Academy Award nominations. Since 1998, he has consulted on
documentary projects for HBO/Cinemax, and he executive-produced
HBOs 2001 Oscar-winning film Big Mama.
Limited to 20. $95/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members;
$145/others.

Financing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos
Co-presented with International Documentary Association (IDA)
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 21 & 22, 10 am-5 pm
Learn to design a successful documentary by exploring the ins
and outs of fundraising, distribution, and marketing
opportunities, packaging your work to attract support, selecting
festivals, and more. Share your clips and written material and
have them evaluated as part of the class.
See Documentary Tune-Up for Mitchell Block's bio.
Limited to 20. $225/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members; $250/
others.

History of Documentary
Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Mar. 21, 7-10 pm (no class 02/21)
Explore the history of documentary filmmaking. Examine its
origins, forms, goals, and contemporary styles. Issues covered
include: documentary voices and styles, history and memory, the
filmmaker's relationship to subject and viewer, and the impact of
technology on documentary techniques. Directors
discussed include Leni Reifenstahl, Marcel Ophuls, Peter Davis,
Barbara Kopple, Michael Moore, and Ken Burns.
David L. Brown is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, who
has produced, written, and directed more than seventy productions
and nine broadcast documentaries. His recent works include: The
Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story, Seniors for Peace, Surfing for
Life, Bound by the Wind, and Digital Divide.
Limited to 20. $240/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members;
$265/others.



Michele Turnure-Salleo
Director of Education
Film Arts Foundation
145 Ninth Street, #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-8760 x312
michele@filmarts.org
http://www.filmarts.org/

Stephen Slocomb
Wed 18 Jan 2006Link
Les Blank to attend Big Sky Documentary Festival (starts Feb 15th):
http://highplainsfilms.org/festival/home.html

My friend, Doug Hawes Davis's film festival, has really taken off. In
its third year, it has received over 800 entries. It is held in the
gorgeous Wilma theatre in downtown Missoula Montana. Missoula is a
vivbrant university town with an active film going populace. Last
year they did a retrospective on the Maysles brothers. Albert wasn't
able to attend because of the Cristo deal in Central Park. Doug is a
prolific documentary film maker. He is now doing a project on the
bison killing controversy outside Yellowstone park.

Basil Shadid
Thu 26 Jan 2006Link
I'm working on a project that follows the process of running a fair
trade business, and I need two interviews done: 1 in Washington DC;
and 2: in Gainesville, FL. I'm not getting any money for production,
so I'm hoping that someone who lives in each area would be interested
in donating their time and shooting the interviews. I can trade you
some product from the business that I'm following (www.alaffia.com).
Email me if you're interested (basil@beingmedia.com).

Agnes Varnum
Wed 1 Feb 2006Link
NYC Event:

Free Speech? Fair Use
Who Owns Our History? Who Shapes Our Culture?

When: March 3, 2006 at 7:00 PM Where: The Cantor Film Center at NYU, 8th St. and University Place, Greenwich Village

What: Filmmakers, broadcasters, lawyers and scholars rally to explain and discuss how documentary filmmakers are taking back the right to claim fair use of copyrighted material in certain circumstances using the new handbook Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practice in Fair Use. Documentary filmmakers across the country are learning how to utilize this new 8-page handbook developed by filmmakers for filmmakers and vetted by a legal team to understand when and how to use fair use. Find out more about fair use and how you can begin using it in your work.

Speakers include:
George Stoney, Filmmaker & NYU faculty
Pat Aufderheide, Center for Social Media
Jack Willis, FreeSpeech TV
John Alpert, Downtown Community TV
Dan Caughlin, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Marjorie Heins, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU
Byron Hurt, Filmmaker
David Van Taylor, Filmmaker

More information: www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Sponsored by NYU, Center for Social Media and NYC Film/Video Council


Lynnette Gryseels
Thu 2 Feb 2006Link
MEET THE MAKER: Rupert Murray
Screening of Unknown White Male with Q&A
Free/Film Arts Members $5/General Public
Friday February 10th ? 7:30pm
At Film Arts - 145 Ninth Street (btw. Mission & Howard)
 Sometime between 8pm on July 1st and 7am on July 3rd, 2003, Doug
Bruce lost
himself. That morning, riding alone on a New York subway headed
towards
Coney Island, he could not remember his name, where he worked, who
his
friends were, how much money he had in his bank account. He was
without his
identity.
UNKNOWN WHITE MALE is the true story of how Bruce, a successful
former
stockbroker, struggles to learn who he was and who he will become.
The
documentary, produced, directed and edited by Bruce©ˆs longtime
friend,
Rupert Murray, chronicles this profound journey.
Sundance Film Festival 2005
Chicago Film Festival 2005
Los Angeles Film Festival 2005
Seattle Film Festival 2005

Lynnette Gryseels
Thu 2 Feb 2006Link
Creative Capital's Strategic Planning Workshop for Filmmakers &
Video
Artists
At Film Arts Foundation (call 415-552-8760 ext 312 to sign up)
145 Ninth Street, San Francisco (between Mission and Howard)
NEW REDUCED PRICE! $100/Filmmaker level members $125/others
Co-presented by The Rex Hotel
Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 15 & 16, 6:30?10 pm
One of the keys to success as a filmmaker or video artist is
planning. Take
an in-depth look at your process, and learn how to organize, plan,
and
sustain your creative career using Creative Capital©ˆs strategic
planning
methods.  Topics include: communicating clearly and effectively
about your
work, fundraising and marketing techniques, planning tools for
building your
career, effective techniques for presenting your work, and
assessment and
evaluation. Envision your professional future and create a map for
getting
there.
           Colleen Keegan has developed the strategic planning
portion of
Creative Capital©ˆs PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.  She is a
partner in
Keegan Fowler Companies, a strategic planning and business affairs
firm for
companies such as Hanna-Barbera, Paramount Pictures, Sony New
Technologies,
and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She was president of Pacific Arts
Video
Production and Washington Video Services, and worked as a producer
for MTV
Networks, WETA, and SHOWTIME. Ellen Bruno is a Creative Capital
Grantee and
Artist Facilitator in the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. She is
a San
Francisco-based documentary filmmaker whose films on homelessness,
Burmese
prostitution, Tibetan nuns, healthcare in Cambodia have won more
than 25
national and international awards.

Basil Shadid
Mon 6 Feb 2006Link
http://www.iwatchtrailers.com is live! A site dedicated to
independent movie trailers. Visit and if you're a filmmaker, we
want your trailers.

Lynnette Gryseels
Mon 6 Feb 2006Link
Auditions and Casting: Choices and Challenges

At Film Arts Foundation, 145 Ninth Street, San Francisco (between
Mission
and Howard) Tel: 415-552-8760 ext 312
Co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Television (BAWIFT)

Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 21 & 23, 7­10 pm

Casting better actors makes a better movie. From casting
announcements
To callbacks, directors and producers need to know how to run a
Professional audition, screen résumés, and evaluate actors.
Learn about scheduling,character descriptions, audition
breakdowns,
open calls, cold readings,
And how to improve your audition procedures.

Hester Schell has directed and performed in numerous stage and
film
productions. She is a member of SAG and AFTRA, and CEO of Bay Area
Casting News, an online newsletter for actors in the Bay Area.
Limited to 16. $60/Filmmaker-level members; $75/others.


Michele Turnure-Salleo
Director of Education
Film Arts Foundation
145 Ninth Street, #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-8760 x312
michele@filmarts.org
http://www.filmarts.org/

Ben Kempas
Wed 15 Feb 2006Link
Remember that this is a documentary forum...

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 19 Feb 2006Link
Ah, but some of us need to cast actors and voiceover artists for our
documentaries. I am in the midst of this and wish I'd been to such a
seminar before running current round of auditions...Which brings me
to a similar event, being sponsored by Women in Film and Video in
Washington DC:

WORKING WITH TALENT - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
Women in Film and Video's ongoing "Wednesday One" professional
development series returns on Wednesday, March 1 with a program
focused on how to work with the amazing wealth of talent in the DC
area. This panel will help producers and directors better understand
how to get the right actor for a project, whether it's a fiction
film, commercial, industrial, documentary reenactment, or voiceover
narration. What can you tell from a head-shot or demo reel? What's
involved with working with a casting agency? How do you run an
effective audition? What do you need to think about contracts and
unions? And, once you get your talent on board, what kind of
direction do they need from you?

Panelists will include actor Michael Gabel, producer/director
Virginia Williams, entertainment attorney Kurt Klaus, TV One Casting
Director Nikki Webber, and local SAG/AFTRA rep Jane Love.

The program will take place at the historic Charles Sumner School,
1201 17th Street (at M Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro
station is Farragut North. Join local actors and directors for
networking at 6:30 pm, with the panel to start at 7:00 pm. Free for
WIFV members, $15 for all others. More information at
<http://www.wifv.org>

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 27 Feb 2006Link
Forwarding on...

Sundance Institute seeks intern 15-20 hours/week to assist in
producing/programming Sundance's 25th anniversary project in New York
this spring. Duties will be largely administrative, but will give the
candidate the opportunity to work in the programming department of
the Sundance Film Festival. Looking for someone passionate about
independent film with smarts and a sense of humor. March-May. Please
send resumes to caroline_libresco@sundance.org.

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