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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
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