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Amelia Hanibelsz
Mon 10 Mar 2008Link

I have a friend who recently got a job offer to work in ROME and EGYPT for a year – for a Discovery documentary. If anyone has any contacts or advice please do pass it along. She will be moving at the end of March !!

Many thanks,

Amelia


Amelia Hanibelsz
Mon 10 Mar 2008Link

Oh and i am looking for a LA sound guy for a shoot from the 19th – 22nd of March

Any suggestions ?


Joe Moulins
Mon 10 Mar 2008Link

May I suggest relaxed-fit pants for Rome?


Lenville O'Donnell
Tue 11 Mar 2008Link

Amelia: I know a good sound guy in L.A. E-mail me for details...


Niam Itani
Tue 11 Mar 2008Link

What kind of things about Egypt Amelia? :)


Felix Endara
Tue 11 Mar 2008Link

For folks in New York:

TWN Wednesday Night Seminars

Walk-in seminars on production topics you need – from fundraising to budgets, to media management. All classes are $20/$10 (low income) unless otherwise noted. Register now at workshop@twn.org.

March 19, 6:30PM, Production Planning and Budgeting with Ann Bennett
Preparing to produce your film – from research and preproduction to post production and distribution, with a special focus on preparing budgets. With lots of useful handouts! Led by Producer/Director Ann Bennett, who has worked for WGBH, WNET, HBO, The History Channel, England's Channel Four, and the renowned Blackside Productions.

March 26, 6:30PM, Byron Hurt, Director of Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Byron Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexism activist, talks about making his recent documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Festival and was broadcast on the Emmy award-winning series Independent Lens, and his film I Am a Man: Black Masculinity in America. A former graduate of the TWN workshop, Hurt aims to make films that help make change. Free Workshop!

April 2, 6:30PM, Fundraising: Grant Proposals and Producing a Winning Sample with Dorothy Thigpen
Just in time to talk about the NYSCA proposal and sample, Dorothy Thigpen, Filmmaker and Executive Director of TWN, goes over useful tips on grant writing and sample production. Bring your proposals and samples for critiques!

April 9, 6:30 PM, Techno Organizing with Rolando Brown of the Hip Hop Association
This workshop demystifies using the new age of Web 2.0 online services instead of desktop applications, and details how storing data online rather than onto one's desktop or laptop hard drive can help with the overall effectiveness and value of the information being created, stored and/or distributed among the community.

April 16, 6:30 PM Sound Tips with JT Takagi

April 23, 6:30 PM, Camera/Hard Drive/P2

Third World Newsreel
545 8th Avenue, 10th Floor
between 37th and 38th streets
1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to Times Square 42nd street
212 947-9277 x 304
Register by emailing: workshop@twn.org.


Mercy Murugi
Wed 12 Mar 2008Link

In reply to Amelia Hanibelsz's post on Mon 10 Mar 2008 :

Amelia, Advice first..we had to get permits for everything when we filmed there, and literally had to pay the police to stay off our backs.

Contact – we used a guy called Tamer Abass from Egypt Productions –

tamerabbas@egyptproductions.com

Good luck to her!


Andrew David Watson
Wed 12 Mar 2008Link

In reply to Amelia Hanibelsz's post on Mon 10 Mar 2008 :

Amelia – what exactly is your friend in need of? I have a friend teaching in Rome right now. If she is looking for a place to stay, he might know of something. IF she is looking for any other advince, i lived in Rome for 5 months and short a few little projects there.


Emily Meyers
Wed 12 Mar 2008Link

Eyes of the World Media Group is looking for an enthusiastic and committed video sales and marketing representative for METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational DVD series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery produced in partnership with UCLA. The series is geared towards users in recovery, their families and the counselors who treat them. You will be selling the best product ever created in this marketspace. The series combines cutting-edge motion graphics and 3D animation, compelling first person accounts, and the most up-to-date research using an effective and engaging presentation style. We need someone with the passion and experience to effectively get the series to the people who need it most.

Eyes of the World Media Group is a dynamic, team-oriented company that specializes in socially conscious media. Visit our website (www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com) for more information about us and METH INSIDE OUT. Please submit a resume and cover note to kate@eowmg.com.

Schedule: Part-time, flexible

Pay: $14/hour plus commission

Minimum commitment: 1 year

Start date: ASAP

Location: Work from home with bi-weekly meetings at our Culver City office

Qualifications: Experience in product sales to large organizations, companies or institutions is necessary. Experience in DVD or educational video sales a plus. Knowledge of online networks and strong internet research skills essential. Excellent telephone, writing, and interpersonal skills. Responsible, self-motivated, good attention to detail.

Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree

Thanks for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.


Leslie Henslee
Thu 13 Mar 2008Link

CALL FOR REPORTS & DOCUMENTARIES SHOW
This here is a call for art in any medium that accounts the result(s) of some inquiry, investigation, or experiment and purports to document reality in one fashion or another. This may include science fair reports, news reports, book reports, progress reports, process reports, re-enactments, etc… Video documentaries will be played on our small in-store TV's. DVD's for play and sale welcome.

DROP-OFF DATES at the beginning of the show: Apr 12 and 13, noon to 7pm
Duration of show/ Arterrarium dates available: Apr 20 to Jul 13, 2008
Address: 515 Balboa Street, San Francisco 94118

ADD TO THE SHOW DURING THE SHOW by making art in the arterrarium
People of all ages, of all skill levels, are invited to make artwork in any medium in response to the show's theme. The show grows as more people participate. You can make an arterrarium appointment by emailing frankenart@gmail.com. Or if you don't like to plan ahead, Thursday nights are drop-in arterrarium nights,6-9pm.

INTERACTIVE PROJECTS
the frankenNews hour
Add your local news via our drop boxes. Or come read the news or do a segment on air with us. See our website for taping times – www.frankenartmart.com.

frankenmagazine
Writing, drawing, and photography (B&W only, 4 pages max.) submissions will be "published" in the frankenmagazine once a month during the show.

NEEDED!
We need TV's, DVD players, and a digital video camera for this show. If you could lend us any of these for the duration of the show, we would be forever grateful. Thanks!


leslie, reuben, and zeke
frankenart mart
515 balboa street
415.221.2394
www.frankenartmart.com


Jason Rosette
Fri 14 Mar 2008Link

(((Screen Your Movie in Cambodia!!!)))

CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia continues to accept entries for its 2nd year, the 2008 Edition, to be held in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat City), CAMBODIA

To submit, or for more information, visit WWW.CAMBOFEST.COM


Jason Rosette
Fri 14 Mar 2008Link

Also:

the iPOD MOVIE ZONE seeks content!

Sell your movie from the iPOD Movie Zone as a download, viewable on portable players like iPods, Zune, and more

Contact camerado@camerado.com to discuss

WWW.IPODMOVIEZONE.COM


Jester Pictures
Fri 14 Mar 2008Link

*OFFICE/EDIT SPACES FOR RENT* (Chelsea, New York)

We are a small production company in New York looking to share our extra space with likeminded creatives.

We have several gorgeous furnished and unfurnished offices in a variety of sizes, Edit Suites with or without systems available for short or long-term rentals. Desk rental is also available in large shared office space. We are in a great location, close to subways and restaurants. High ceilings, lots of light, in a quiet and newly refurbished building.

Please call/email Edna to schedule a viewing and discuss options.

edna@jesterpix.com


Guy Birman
Sun 16 Mar 2008Link

PALESTINE DEMOLITION FOOTAGE?
I'm a film student in City College of San Francisco working on a short doc on Palestinian Home Demolitions by the Israeli military. I need some more demolition footage to finish my film. Does anyone out there have demolition footage I could use or know anyone who does?
Thanks so much for your help.
GUY


Mario Berlinguer
Mon 17 Mar 2008Link

In reply to Amelia Hanibelsz's post on Mon 10 Mar 2008 :
Amelia, I live in Roma, if she wants to contact me for any kind of infos she's welcome to do so. Better via e-mail: e-mail is just "info" and then the @ and then "marioberlinguer.com" ( without the "s of course, sorry I'm trying to keep my e-mail spam free).
Cheers.


Felix Endara
Tue 18 Mar 2008Link

DocuClub’s first session for 2008 is scheduled for Thursday April 3rd, at 7:30pm, at the screening room of our partner Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort. For map with directions, go to www.goldcrestpost.com), in New York City.

We will watch Kimberly Reed’s PRODIGAL SONS, the story of “a brotherly rivalry between a man and a woman... and Orson Welles.” Reed was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2007. Our moderator will be DocuClub founder Susan Kaplan.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Thanks and I look forward to meeting you on April 3rd!

Warm regards,

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine. Inc.
104 W. 14th St. 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x 221
F. 646-230-6388
www.docuclub.org

Arts Engine, Inc. supports, produces and distributes independent media of consequence and promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public.


Doug Block
Tue 18 Mar 2008Link

I saw an early cut of Prodigal Sons about 6 months ago and, while it needed more work, it's an utterly fascinating (very!) personal story. I hear Kim's put narration in so can't wait to see it again.

Edited Tue 18 Mar 2008 by Doug Block

Felix Endara
Tue 18 Mar 2008Link

Yes, it's an incredible story with many twists and turns, and it will benefit from the input of DocuClub's smart and dedicated audience.


Le Sheng Liu
Wed 19 Mar 2008Link

To all NYC-area doc makers seeking funding for prod. and/or post...

Dear Filmmakers,
>
>> Are you working on a feature-length documentary that is in
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> ignored, ostracized or otherwise marginalized; people fighting for
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Questions and details go to http://WMM.com

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462 Broadway, Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
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tel: 212-925-0606 fax: 212-925-2052

Office Hours: 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday
Subway: Canal Street Station (J, M, N, Q, R, W, Z, and 6 trains)


Mario Berlinguer
Wed 19 Mar 2008Link

Hello again. As i said on my "introduce yourself" post, I'm available for composing original music for interesting documentaries.
Some of my work can be heard on my website at http://www.marioberlinguer.com.

I have a myspace page with some more music, and then another page on NextCat with a couple different things.

Best way to contact me is at "info" and then the @ and then "marioberlinguer.com" (without the " of course).

Thanks and keep up with the good work!


Ben Kempas
Wed 19 Mar 2008Link

By the way, for those who don't know yet, The D-Word has a MySpace page as well.

And a group on Facebook ...

Help spread The D-Word!


Doug Block
Wed 19 Mar 2008Link

Hmmm, the D-Word is a 34 year old male residing in New York New York. Who knew?


Ben Kempas
Wed 19 Mar 2008Link

Your city, my age, and John's good karma.

We had to set these things, there was no way to hide them.


Joe Scherrman
Thu 20 Mar 2008Link

Clever.


Brian Regienczuk
Sat 22 Mar 2008Link

I am interested in advice on how to find right person (film maker) and fund a small documentary style effort and what might be interesting goals / benefits that makes it a win/win for company and film producer. Budget would likely be shoestring, but could be an interesting experience.

Example situation:
Say you have a big event every year like MacWorld (AppleWorld) or an auto show (but put on by only one company, not a tradeshow)... you show off your latest products, you launch 2 or 3 new things, and you show a vision of where your company is going (concept cars, or other physical immersive manifestations). You have to entice the media and your top customers to attend and you want to broadcast and create discussion around all 3 parts of this event experience...

I am exploring how a highly experiential event with similar attributes could leverage film/documentary storytelling in interesting, meaningful ways – meaningful to the company, its stakeholders, and the film maker...

Some nice to have goals for company might be:
+ capture people's reactions around new product innovation at large/major event in Eastern Europe (new product concepts around several themes, dramatic event experience in major city, new products being launched, other interesting products being demonstrated/show for sales in both business to business and business to consumer arena)
+ capture value design is adding to business
+ possible interviews with CEO/CMOs from top companies
+ many other areas that could be mutually interesting if discussed... but trying to understand if this might be interesting to a qualified independent film maker or high potential starting out

There could be two cuts... both would likely be very people-focused. But, one could capture essence of business value and the other could be all around creative/design side of things.


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