Hey thanks to all who sent Rome contacts etc- i will pass them onto my friend. I just got back from a week long shoot – so sorry for the delayed vote of thanks !!
If anyone needs sound in LA – drop me a line .
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
Hey thanks to all who sent Rome contacts etc- i will pass them onto my friend. I just got back from a week long shoot – so sorry for the delayed vote of thanks !!
If anyone needs sound in LA – drop me a line .
Recently set up this portal to sell iPOD / portable-ready MP4s of my own titles BOOKWARS, SUSAN HERO, and others, and am now offering the platform to other filmmakers who may want to sell MP4 versions (non- DRM) of their work.
No guarantees re: revenue, but probably worth a try, especially for older releases that aren't well repped in the digital space.
In reply to Bill Buchanan's post on Thu 27 Mar 2008 :
I've emailed you details of a D-Worder in TX who may be the right person for the job.
Hi all, if any of you know a qualified individual who would be interested and available in helping out with film festival submissions and marketing for this feature documentary, please let me know!!!
ABOUT THE FILM
A feature doc on five students at Crenshaw High School who express teen life in South Central LA through a mix of hip-hop and Shakesearean literature. Directed by Emmy Award-winner Michael King.
WHO YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH
The producer/exec producer who has plenty of contacts and experience in the TV, music, and film business. You might work with me a bit if I stay with the project and/or if I end up training you.
PRIMARY DUTIES: KEEP UP WITH FILM FEST DEADLINES
Manage and update Withoutabox.com acct
Help maintain calendar of film fest dates, deadlines, fees
Submit/send films and fees to film festivals; meet deadlines
Communicate with film festivals to request deadline/submission fee waivers
This is the top priority but in the event that the film gets accepted to a fest, you'll need to help out with publicity work ranging from updating our Myspace and website to making calls to radio stations. Please contact me if you're interested or have more questions. We are looking for someone who is flexible and follows through with tasks. Help out with as much as you can, and whatever you can't do, let us know and we can work something out. I started with the internship not long ago and it has been a great experience. My availability has changed so I am looking for an assistant/replacement. Thanks!!
or you can email me. Please do not merely reply as a post here as I don't check these forums daily. Thanks!!!
Le, you can subscribe to email updates on single topics, so you don't need to log on here every day.
"A powerful seminar that was jam packed with great information from the first hour to the closing night. Barely three months later I am now in production directing my first feature length documentary thanks to their guidance and wisdom." Shane Harvey, Producer/Director, Vancouver
As spring brings awakens creativity in all of us, we here at The Documentary Film Makers Course give you not one, but two, chances to get your non-fiction storytelling juices flowing. Filmmaker, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes gives you tips and advice on how to get your film MADE and how to avoid TRAPS.
Times and dates below. Go to http://www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register.
When: April 26-27, 2008, 9AM-6PM
Where: Filmmakers Alliance, 1030 W. Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)
When: May 3-4, 2008 10AM-6PM
Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)
DocuClub, a New York-based film series of works-in-progress documentaries, is seeking submissions for 2008.
The format of DocuClub is to screen a rough cut and to have a moderator facilitate a discussion of the film between filmmaker and audience. Past films that have been screened at DocuClub include "Born Into Brothels," "The Boys of Baraka," and "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster."
DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:
- They are in the rough cut stage and thus ready to be screened
- They are no longer than 120 minutes and no less than 45 minutes
- They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop
If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly-labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)
Membership in DocuClub includes free admission to all our events. To join, please go to: www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
FREE Screening: Cynthia Wade's FREEHELD, The New School, April 11
The New School presents
The Sixth Annual Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival – Vision and Risk: The Films of Cynthia Wade
Date: April 11, 2008
7:00 p.m., with panel discussion and reception to follow
66 W. 12th Street, New York City
Free and Open to the Public
Screening and Discussion: FREEHELD, winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
FREEHELD chronicles Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester’s struggle to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when the elected officials of Ocean County, New Jersey, deny her request to leave her pension to her partner, an option granted only to heterosexual married couples. FREEHELD captures the media frenzy and passionate advocacy campaign spurred by Laurel’s plight; it also tells the quieter, personal story of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other, creating a powerful, nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.
YIKES! MIAMI-AREA DP / CAMERA OP NEEDED IN A HURRY!
Just received an opportunity for a talking-head intvw with a movie star that's very pertinent to my doc. It's in Miami Beach, this week, probably during business hours. Only about one hour of actual intvw, but then set-up and breakdown on top of the one hour.
If anyone fits this bill, is a DP with professional credits and his/her own camera (Sony DVCam preferred) and light kit, drop me a line at:
cultmovies [at] hotmail [dot] com
This is for an in-production feature-length doc that already has some interest from cable and has other movie-star intvws in the can.
Can anyone recommend a production fixer in Peshawar Pakistan.
Contact D-Word Members Cameron Hickey and Lauren Feeney. They shot close to the Afghan border in Pakistan. Maybe they can help?
The Utopia Film Festival, a community festival for which I have been serving as Program Director, is now accepting submissions. Would love to see any D-Worder submissions. No premiere requirements and we do accept films made within the past two years. Here's our blurb...
The Utopia Film Festival showcases short and feature-length works which entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages. Fiction, Documentaries, Animations, Music Videos, and Experimental Films are all welcome. This year's festival will take place from October 24-26, 2008 in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The Utopia Film Festival is an annual cinematic event, now in its fourth year. It reflects the utopian ideals of Greenbelt, Maryland – one of America's first planned communities. Located between the urban centers of Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland, Greenbelt was designed and built under the Roosevelt Administration's New Deal Federal Works Program in the 1930s. It remains a vibrant community and its historic city center (where many of the festival events take place) has been designated a national historic district.
While we encourage all submissions, these are special strands which we have planned for 2008:
UTOPIAN VISIONS: Films which address themes of community building, promoting diversity, bettering social and economic conditions, or preserving the environment.
KID VIDS: Family-friendly animated or live-action works. Films produced by children and teenagers are especially encouraged.
HALLOWEEN SCREEN: Since our festival coincides with the week of Halloween, we welcome submissions of serious or spoofy horror films appropriate for the season.
Submit now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate on submission fees.
Early-Bird Deadline: April 25, 2008
Regular Deadline: June 13, 2008
Late Deadline: July 1, 2008
Looking for a cinematographer in Minneapolis/St. Paul to film one interview and possibly broll of a rally for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HDV camera – would prefer to keep this look. Shooting date will be either April 10th or 11th. Please contact me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a cinematographer in Los Angeles to film an interview for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HVR VIU and we want to keep a consistent look. Would like to use natural light as much as possible, but anticipate using lights as well. It should be a half day shoot on April 13th – there is some flexibility. Please contact me for more information: email@example.com.
I just wanted to let you know about an opportunity for anyone who's
interested to create a financed short that could broadcast nationally
on PBS. The WGBH Lab has joined with P.O.V. and is seeking compelling
pitches for video shorts about the 2008 Election. If selected,
producers receive $2,000 production funds, get feedback from industry
professionals, and their work may be broadcast nationally. The
deadline for pitches is May 2nd, 2008.
If you'd like to submit a pitch or want more information, visit:
I don't know if this is the right section, but for all that are interested:
My name is Christian Kragh and I'm a freelance Flash designer/developer. I create full Flash websites and am interested in creating websites for films as well. In the past, I've mostly designed sites for portfolios, galleries, artists and photographers, that type of thing. But I want to expand and think film sites can be really great. My website is at http://www.christiankragh.com – please contact me if you are interested at ckragh – at – gmail – dot – com – I don't think I'll be checking d-word so often.
Hi my name is Karen and I'm a freelance web designer, I offer affordable websites, and interest free financing is available. These are tough times and Filmmakers don't have a large budget. I just completed film site that will play at the Newport Beach film festival.
Hello! Does anyone know of any New York-based documentary film makers with internship opportunities? I am looking for some hands-on experience before i attend the Maine Media Workshop's four-week documentary film making course this summer (August). Thank you for any advice or suggestions you can share with me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Best regards, Cynthia
Subtitling job for a German speaker:
Someone wants to have his late father's video Holocaust testimony subtitled from German to English. The interview has already been transcribed and translated. Length is 1:43.
Having just worked with subtitles myself, I know that it works better when the subtitler speaks the native language. That's why I'm passing up this opportunity.
It would be easiest if the editor lives in the States, since the tapes are in NY, but an accomodation could probably be reached if this is not the case.
Please contact me if interested.
I am looking for a group to view my film. I am just finishing editing it. (I think, LOL) I did a private viewing a couple of weeks ago and made some adjustments and now I would like to screen it again. If anyone is in the Providence/Boston/Conn area and would provide a place to screen it and up to 10 or 15 people to critique it I would be greatly in your debt. (Basically I can go anyplace driving distance,any day, as long as I can make it back to work the next morning)
I am not offering money, just an opportunity to watch a film and network. Just a little background, This is my first film and I did not get any grants.
For more background on the film please go to my website at
Hi there! I'm about to graduate from college (University of Virginia) and am looking for either an editing internship or, better yet, assistant editorship. I've sent out 30-odd emails, queries, demos, and resumes, but I imagine I have another 100-odd to go. Any recommendations for post houses to get my start in editing?
My demo is online at youtube.com/user/xtinatracik
email is email@example.com
ANY suggestions are welcome! (Hey, I hear Starbucks has pretty good benefits these days, too...)
RoleModel Enterprises is casting for a series of very Short Films (total of 70-80 minutes): "Budget Justified." Filming will be in the June time frame in Vienna, VA. We will work with your schedule if possible.
Looking for "Alan"—male, white, thirties or forties, funny guy who works for the federal government. (Major Role)
"Tim"—male, white, forties or fifties, funny guy with an attitude who works for the federal government. (Supporting Role)
“Barry” –male, white, forties to sixties, an unfriendly middle manager (minor role)
“Gigi” –female, forties to sixties, a dumpy but nice lower manager (minor role)
“Jeff” –male, forties to fifties, a nice yes-man in lower management (minor role)
“George” –male, white, forties to sixties, a grouchy yes-man in lower management (minor role)
“Brian” –male, thirties, husband to main character (minor role)
“Yvette” –female, white, twenties, office worker, speaks a few words in French (minor role)
“Jane” – female, thirties, attractive, professional
Please be prepared to do a monologue (not to exceed two minutes), and/or complete a cold read at the audition.
This is unfortunately for no pay, BUT we will provide a COPY of the finished film, all the FOOD you can EAT, and a LEARNING EXPERIENCE you will never forget!!
If successful, there will be an opportunity for paid appearances at RoleModel Enterprises evening events starting in September.
Contact Information: roleModelEnterprises@gmail.com
In reply to Christina Tkacik's post on Mon 14 Apr 2008 :
Please check this job internship announcement.
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION for RoleModel Enterprises
Job title: Internet video producer
Job description: Since RoleModel Enterprises is a small company, you will have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you would like. You will have the creative freedom to impact the company with your own ideas. Part of the job will be to learn about anything you might need to do the job.
Job duties: Depending upon the candidate’s skills, the job duties will encompass a subset of the following tasks. Some of the skill sets necessary for the tasks will be taught on the job if necessary.
Creating stories for new media
• Video logging and editing
• Creating a plan for story distribution using social networking sites, text messages, etc.
• Creating web site content, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, etc.
• Operate video camera at networking events
• Ecommerce web site design
Ideal candidate: Has an entrepreneurial spirit, is creative, willing to try out different ideas, and likes working with web technology. Must be familiar with video editing software and comfortable operating a small digital video camera. Also should be familiar with Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and other new media capabilities. Experience with web site design is a plus, but not required.
About the company: RoleModel Enterprises is located in Vienna, Virginia (one mile from the Vienna metro station). It is a startup dedicated to getting more positive role models featured in entertainment and news stories in new media.
RoleModel Enterprises puts on structured social/educational networking events for people interested in putting positive role models in new media. RoleModel Enterprises creates and distributes fiction and nonfiction stories about role models in written, audio, and video form.
About the CEO: Lisa Schaefer has worked in the technology sector for various government contractors and has mentored interns for several summers. She taught statistics courses for non-math majors at American and Marymount Universities. Dr. Schaefer is the author of Grassroot Hollywood: Brand Yourself as a Role Model in New Media, a book about using a grassroots movement and new technology to put role models’ stories in new media. She serves on the board of several service organizations, hosts Fairfax County public access cable shows, and speaks at conferences. She has taken several graduate level video production courses and has participated in several novel writers workshops.
How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to RoleModelEnterprises@gmail.com
Need Funding for Your Project? Get Grants From Foundations and the Govt. w/ IPF Fiscal Sponsorship
FREE: We would like to give guys a free add on so when you call please mention The D-Word and we will give you online donation acceptance with credit card processing free for six months.
Hey guys, we are the Independent Production Fund, an NYC-based non-profit documentary production company with 20 years of experience in cable and public television. Our mission is to assist filmmakers who focus on important stories and subjects in achieving their visions; because these films often have a tremendous impact on their audience and our world.
Because we know that many on The D-Word are working on great projects that are struggling for funding we would like to invite you to apply to our expanding Fiscal Sponsorship program. This will give you access to foundation grants and government funding that is unavailable to individuals and for profit production companies. I would like to emphasize we are not a school or a membership association but a professional production company with a dedicated, experienced staff that understands every step of acquiring public funds because we use them in our own projects.
Some of you may be experienced filmmakers who are just looking for a like-minded organization to act as a conduit for your funds and we can accommodate that. However if you are not as experienced with public sector fundraising we can help you every step of the way with a full range of services like fundraising (and production) consultation, financial management, online credit card donation processing and discounted rentals (including equipment, Avid suites and meeting space).
Take a look at http://www.IPFMEDIA.org/fiscalsponsorship to see the depth and breadth of the programs we have produced and the kinds of services we can offer your production.
Here is our press release: http://www.ipdgroup.com/pr-news/10125-six-time-emmy-winner-starts-program-to-help-independent-filmmakers
Thanks for taking the time to read this and we look forward to working with you on your next project.
Fiscal Sponsorship Coordinator
The Independent Production Fund
Docs In Progress is seeking submissions for our summer and fall works-in-progress screenings.
We screen documentary rough cuts six times a year in Washington DC and once a year in Baltimore, MD. These screenings are attended by the general public and include a moderated feedback session with the audience. There is currently no fee to submit, although all accepted filmmakers must be willing to attend the screening at their own travel expense. Screenings are usually held on a weeknight.
For our next program in Washington DC (Tuesday, June 10), we are accepting documentary rough cuts which are shorter than 30 minutes. For our July, September, October, and November programs, we will accept submissions of any length. While we accept submissions on a rolling basis, to be considered for the June program, we will need to receive your submission by April 30.
Click here for more information on how to submit.
These screenings are organized by Docs In Progress. Location sponsors are The Documentary Center at the George Washington University (Washington DC) and the Creative Alliance (Baltimore).
Calling New York City's Finest Filmmakers and Supporters of Youth Film!
Want to know what your fellow filmmakers have been up to this year? Want to meet and mingle with leaders in the filmmaking, social issue, and education arenas? Want to show off the cool new projects you’ve been working with?
Come and join the party!
To celebrate the rich breadth of youth making social issue films in New York City, Arts Engine and the Tribeca Film Institute are putting together a bash to honor and encourage youth-produced media dedicated to documenting issues of great importance in our world today.
Making Media That Matters: A Celebration will feature a variety of Media That Matters shorts that highlight the role of youth in producing and promoting socially conscious media, with food and refreshments provided!
We invite educators, activists, and filmmakers of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience to join us in appreciating the role of youth-produced media in exploring and changing our world.
More about TFI Youth Screening Series
The TFI Youth Screening Series is a yearlong presentation of films that serves NYC youth and educators with access to free, relevant programming. The aim of the program is to spark debate and galvanize awareness and action in young people around the issues that are affecting them.
The event will take place on April 25th from 5-8pm at DCTV on 87 Lafayette Street. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or with any questions you may have.
We hope to see you there!
We're looking for a good English-speaking production company or freelancers in Taiwan to help film a corporate commercial May 14-16.
We will need an HD camera package, sound, gaffer, etc..
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Leah, go into search and perhaps track down member Shashwati. She could be back in Taiwan and may have contacts; she's been off for a while.
Actually, to find Shashwati you don't want to "go into search", Leah. You want to search the database. Click on the People link at the top of the page to get there.
I have a Sony ECM-44B Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone for sale for $150. It was purchased from B & H last year and only used for a few weeks. It's in perfect condition, except for a small scuff on the cable which does not affect performance. I have the receipt and it's in its original packaging. Great mic and great deal! Includes mic/capsule, tie clip, windscreen and case. Pickup in LA or ship to rest of US (add shipping cost).
From B & H's website: The ECM-44B makes the exceptional quality of Sony's electret condenser microphones available for budget conscious productions, and a variety of sound reinforcement requirements, such as lectures and demonstrations. Measuring only 8.5 x 14.5mm, the ECM-44B reduces the visual distraction to the audience. The ECM-44B can be depended upon for clean, bright, yet natural reproduction. To maintain its low cost, this microphone operates on a single AA (does not accept phantom power) battery for over 5000 hours of service.
sorry leah, doug's right. I did check to see you're a member though, because you can access the database only if so (right DB?).
We lost our intern to illness and her backed up college work. So we're looking for another. Come in a couple of days a week on a regular and reliable basis. Help on current projects. Email RRProd@aol.com
I'm auctioning off 83 promotional posters from New Yorker Films' Video collection. The posters are 14x21. View all titles here: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmjjvckp
We are looking for an executive producer for the documentary project The Navajo Riders.
The Navajo Riders covers the Navajo Nation Council Horseback Ride in which council delegates ride to different parts of the Navajo Nation to learn about the needs of the Navajo people at townhall meetings, recreating an old tradition. The seven day ride begins at the base of Navajo Mountain, goes through the Monument Valley, and ends in Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation. We follow the NaaTsis Aan Riders throughout this exciting 510-mile journey through three states passing the Navajo volcanic fields, a meteor crash site, and a glacial lake. Along the way suffering temperatures above a hundred degrees, we encounter wild mustangs and ancient Anazasi structures built thousands of years ago. During this week-long event we explore the unique traditions of the Navajo culture.
The Navajo Riders will be submitted to the Native American category for the Sundance Film Festival. Navajo producer, director, and writers are attached to the documentary project.
We have been doing the Navajo Council ride for the past eight years. For the past three years, I have been filming the ride. With these images, I created a trailer, The Navajo Riders 2005, to present the idea for this documentary. To see the trailer please go to www.joshuedeltoro.com
Phone: (213) 949-0938
Joshue Del Toro
Seeking native Italian or perfectly fluent Italian speaker experienced international doc film/cinema verite editor who can work with PAL footage and who has FCP 6. Please have full-length international doc and/or cinema verite experience. 16 hours of footage need to cut a trailer. Pay negotiable – new york, new jersey, boston, or will consider some travel.
I'm a brazilian journalist working as a field producer/fixer for foreign TV crews, film and video makers
that plan to come to Brazil in order to produce films, video documentaries, hard news reports and other productions.
Currently I´m a free lancer for YLE ( Finland) , ARTE ( France-Germany), ARD ( Germany), ABC ( Canada), CBC (Australia) and CNN Español ( based in Miami).
I would like to let you know about my availability for anyone who may need someone in Brazil and southern south american countries.
In my position I can quickly provide :
- field and travel arrangements
- filming permissions
- interviews and visits scheduling
- suitable natural sceneries and movie set
locations – indoor and outdoor
- local transportation and lodging anywhere in
Brazil and South America
- translations portuguese/english/spanish
- "making of" photography
- money saving logistics
- dynamic, productive and detailed trip
- cheap car and equipment rental
- fresh stories suggestions monthly ( if you wish to receive those)
If you know any media professionals who are willing to travel to Brazil
soon or someday for filming, and need a person to work
on the pre productions details, please let them know
our email adresses :
Phone number in Sao Paulo city : 11-30329302 or mobile 11-84024790
You can expect hard working and willingness to help
people bringing out the best of what is possible and
impossible to be done in a limited time
reporting/filming trip in Brazil. From organizing a
safe expedition to remote indigenous tribes of Amazon
forest to an interview with our new president Lula.
Here's a brief of our profiles :
Caio Vilela, 38 : Working with photography and
travel writing for brazilian and
foreign publications, has been traveled in
more than 50 countries producing written reports and images.
After twelve years travelling extensively inside Brazil
and South America as a nature travel guide and
reporter, he has contacts with media related people
all over the country and knows virtually every nature
travel destination in Brazil.
Wife and colaborator : Ana Busch, 40, executive-director of Folha de
Sao Paulo, Brazil's main newspaper and newswebsite (
www.folha.com.br ) , Ana has been working on
hard news for 18 years.
Owner of a precious phone directory and
having very efficient contacts in Brazil government
staff, she can help you get through burocracy and take
short cuts to obtain filming permissions, and
scheduling interviews with busy/important people.
All the best from brazillian warm winter,
Phone number in Sao Paulo city : 11-30329302 or mobile 11-84024790
A friend of mine on a cable documentary series is looking to hire a production coordinator and office PA.
Please send all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org with the initials EE in the subject.
**Sell Your Movie on the iPOD MOVIE ZONE**
A non-exclusive, filmmaker friendly platform to sell your movie to portable player users!
UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit documentary arts collaborative and presentation space. Currently, our primary program is The Documentary Bodega Series, featuring new and challenging documentary film and audio works every Sunday evening in our Brooklyn screening room. The series is produced by the Resident Curators of UDR, the UnionDocs Residency Program for Documentary & Media Studies. We also produce a podcast and blog, featuring short media pieces inspired by discussions at the Documentary Bodega and beyond.
UnionDocs is looking for a new resident starting in June. The UnionDocs Residency (UDR) combines an excellent and cooperative living situation with an opportunity for immersion in independent cultural production. Six carefully selected people live together in a historic building at a great location and collaborate to produce a festival-quality documentary series in the first floor screening room.
322 Union is a great place to live. It has a lot of shared resources and a lot of opportunity for fun while also having adequate privacy and a comfort (not always found in NYC communal living). There are three floors, a basement, a grassy backyard with a grill and deck, a big second story porch, and skyline views from the roof. The location is close to excellent transportation making most cool spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn within a short subway ride.
The first floor is a commercial space run by the program director. It includes the screening room, 2 studios for working media artists, the UnionDocs director’s office, and access to the basement which has been sound-proofed for music rehearsal and audio recording. Resources on the first floor are readily available to UD Residents outside of the schedule for the Documentary Bodega Series.
On the floors above, there are two nicely-sized three bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen and bath. Both have wood floors, get lots of light, and were recently renovated. Bedrooms can be locked, but common spaces are shared by the six residents. One is better for cooking large meals and socializing and the other more appropriate for reading, working, and watching films. The common spaces are furnished, so residents need only bring the contents of their bedroom. The building has high-speed internet, a VOIP phone, and washer and dryer.
About $875/month plus deposit.
Please check out our website for more information about UnionDocs and UDR and fill out an application if you are interested:
Hello everyone, are there any filmmakers interested in learning about the distribution industry? My distribution company, Passion River, is hosting a workshop in NYC this Sat. May 17. Email me for more info and discount codes to save up to $200 (originally $350)
ON SATURDAY, MAY 17th, we are holding a Film Distribution Workshop and Seminar to all NYC Indie Filmmakers spilling the secrets to secure a decent Distribution deal (and actually earn a great paycheck for your craft).
Information for the class is down below. For members of D-Word, I am offering a 50% discount.
ANY questions or help, PLEASE FEEL FREE to contact me at email@example.com
Class Title: Film Distribution Seminar & Workshop
Date/Time: May 17th, 2008, 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), D- Building, Room D-207,
7th Avenue & 27th Street, New York, NY
General Fee: $350
D-Word Membership Fee: $175 (please e-mail me for coupon code)
STUDENT DISCOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE
Register at: http://store.indiedocs.com/dclass.html
Class Description: Learn the trade secrets and nuts and bolts of film distribution in this unique seminar and workshop taught by distribution executives with combined marketing and title release experience from over 350 titles. Join President of Passion River Films Allen Chou and Expert Film Distribution Consultant Josh Levin as they discuss each step for getting a film to the right distributor and media outlet whether theatrical, TV, DVD, or Internet. Allen and Josh will also teach topics that include: "The top 10 mistakes to avoid when making a film distribution deal", "How to develop a profitable film distribution plan"; as well as "How to find your audience and make money with Self-distribution and Non-traditional distribution models". Join these experts as they share the secrets behind the real world of film distribution and marketing in this unique and valuable seminar. At the end of the lectures, they'll also workshop your titles. This is normally a 2-day workshop, but the lectures will be squeezed into a 1-day only event. Before you hire a producer's rep, or sign your first distribution deal, you must attend this class- or else you could lose thousands of dollars on a bad deal!
Some topics that will be covered in the class:
• 5 things you need to know BEFORE you shoot
• The secrets for a successful theatrical release
• What every producer needs to know in order to make a profit on their film
• How to find and make a deal with a distributor that actually pays
• Top 7 mistakes to avoid when making a film distribution deal
• How sexy distributors make you look good, but make you ZERO money
• Why the internet is the most important link in helping you make money
• 3 ways your audience will make you immediate money
• How Netflix changed everything with 7 million on-line subscribers
• The truth about retailers & why they can’t stock your movie title
• Walmart– Why big retailers can actually bankrupt you, instead of making you rich
• Why pay for a Producer’s Rep & Sales Agent– do it yourself
• How to get TV broadcast in the US and other countries
• Get your film to all the major Film Markets with or without a sales agent
• Why getting into Sundance Film Festival just doesn’t matter
• Get Film Festivals to pay YOU for screening your film
• Why traditional distribution models are dead and only work for about 2% of indie films
• Why non-traditional distribution models work and make you money
• Get real sales projections for your project
Info about the class once again is below.
Distribution Executive Bios:
Allen Chou is President of Sales and Acquisitions at Passion River Films, a NJ based company that distributes over 300 documentaries, arthouse films, and special interest titles for the US home video and international sales market since 1998. Many of his titles have landed retail shelf space in stores such as: Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, Best Buy, and many more… In 2005, Allen established a distribution partnership with Netflix, resulting in the release of over 180 titles on their site; as well as other retail outlets. Internationally, he has attended Film and TV markets such as the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA and Cannes Film Market in Cannes, France, where he marketed and licensed films and documentaries worldwide to broadcasters and foreign home video distributors. Recently he started the College Speaker and Public Performance Program; as well as the New Digital Sales and Electronic Delivery division. Allen Chou received his BA in Film from the University Of Maryland, and also attended NYU.
Josh Levin is a film marketing and distribution executive who has brought more than 30 feature films to the US marketplace, including top award winners from Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Tribeca. As Chief Marketing Officer for Film Movement, Josh learned how to get hard-to-place films in front of the eyes of filmgoers across the country “by any means necessary,” from theatrical premieres in New York City to library screenings in Butte, Montana — while also learning how to get filmmakers paid for their art. Working with films with tiny or non-existent marketing budgets is Josh’s forte. Since starting Gallant Films in 2007, Josh has also begun working in production financing and consulting. Josh got his MBA from Columbia Business School, and his BA from the University of Michigan.
To register or learn more about this distribution seminar and workshop, you could also: www.marketmymovie, or call 732-321-0711 ext 135.
Thanks again and Carpe Diem for All Indie Producers and lovers!!!!!!!!!
Can you share some numbers with us for an above average, average, and below average film in your stable?
New York: DocuClub on May 21, 7 p.m.
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.
Our May screening is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., 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).
Join us as we watch Personality by Vinay Chowdry and Sarita Khurana. In the film, a Bollywood background dancer tries to make it in the film industry in India. The young man moves from his village in northern India to Mumbai to achieve his dreams of stardom, only to find out that although he is talented, he lacks what is known as "personality," a euphemism for being light-skinned and confident in a newly globalized India. The film is in Hindi, with subtitles. See a trailer for the film at: http://personalitythemovie.com/trailer.asp.
Our moderator will be Liz Ogilvie, Head of Programming for Docurama Films.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members. To join DocuClub, go to: www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on May 21!
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.
Looking for a PRODUCTION ASSISTANT for a Travel Channel shoot throughout Turkey.
Anticipate what the crew needs & act on it....willing to do whatever it takes including long hours & hauling gear...all with a positive attitude!
May 25th-June 3rd
Please contact email@example.com with CV/resume and short paragraph of interest.
nicole (depending on what you are paying he may do this himself but usually he's way too busy).. please contact a friend of mine – he's a professional cameraman and director but will know someone... Tolga at firstname.lastname@example.org – he's ace; I just copied him your note.
OPERATION FILMMAKER premiering at IFC Center in New York!
Starts June 4th and runs until June 17th.
In the wake of Operation Iraqi Freedom, American actor Liev Schreiber had an idealistic thought: rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to Prague to work on his new film, Everything is Illuminated. What promises to be a heartwarming tale quickly becomes a mirror of the complex intercultural realities that have plagued the United States' war in Iraq. Director Nina Davenport sets out to document Schreiber's well-intentioned effort but soon finds herself embroiled in an escalating power struggle between herself as filmmaker and her young Iraqi subject.
Check http://www.ifccenter.com/film?filmid=60780 for more information or to buy tickets online.
Comstock Films seeks an editor's assistant/intern.
Technical Requirements: Basic working knowledge of FinalCutPro
Duties: Digitization of footage; synchronization of audio and video, basic logging and organization of footage.
Our approach to filmmaking is, both techincally and creatively, idiosyncratic, so adaptablity is as important as technical expertise and experience. A great opportunity to see a critically and financially successful independent production shop from the inside out; a great foot-in-the-door opportunity for a creative and energetic person.
Our films are sexual/erotic in nature. You will not be working with explicit footage, but must be comfortable with sexual themes.
Additionally, this job may not be a resume builder for all candidates. You will learn a lot and be treated well, but that may not immediately translate into future opportunities with other production companies. Please be ready to explain what you see yourself getting out of working with us.
This is not a paying position at this time.
Please contact peggy at comstockfilms dot com
NEW ONLINE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL
joiningthedots.tv is a completely new documentary channel. It uses the power of broadband to bring the best documentaries on-demand, direct to your home. We specialise in intelligent, thought provoking films that challenge preconceptions and provide a more coherent picture of the way we live today.
Whatever you are interested in – politics, love, war, culture or religion – joiningthedots.tv brings together a unique collection of films to present a stimulating alternative to the formulaic programming of modern day broadcasters.
We are looking for quality documentaries for the site. We do not aggregate content for the sake of it and therefore we are very choosy about the films we acquire. We are a pay-per-view / subscription site and work with content holders on a revenue share basis.
We have launched with 60 fantastic titles and will be adding 5 – 10 per month.
We are partnered with The Independent newspaper in the UK, who will be running a version of jtd via their website. We will be marrying their editorial excellence with our filmic storytelling by embedding links and trailers in their editorials, which have similar subjects to the films.
All films are piracy protected and territories that may have already gone can be geo-filtered. For the strongest of films we acquire, we will offer the option of selling DVDs via the site. We also have a partnership with Picturehouse cinemas in the UK. They will screen one of our flagship films on a joiningthedots.tv / Independent branded night in a UK wide release every six weeks.
For more information contact:
Head of Acquisitions
6 Baseline Studios
London W11 4AT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7221 7221 / +44 (0) 1225 426 856
Eighth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival WORLD PREMIERE!
Arts Engine is pleased to announce the world premiere of the EIGHTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL in New York City!
@ IFC Center
Join us for the world premiere of the eighth annual Media That Matters Film Festival! Be among the first to see the 12 inspiring short films we selected this year. There will be Take Action tables AND a chance to meet the festival filmmakers!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street
New York, NY
Buy your tickets today at www.movietickets.com!
Looking for a videographer/filmmaker to help me film a documentary at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico in mid-July. I will be documenting my experience in a workshop done at the pyramids on Finding Your Authentic Voice. I have no budget other than covering expenses, so would like to find someone who is interested in an adventure and partnering with me to create something magical! Here's a link to information on the trip.
I've been producing a local access cable show, but have limited experience in filming. So I would be very grateful for any advice, suggestions, contacts.
Check out these articles about location filming, one in Latin America, the other in Africa.
If anyone is in need of transcripts, please contact me at Jamie@multimediatranscripts.com
What we do for you:
We offer accurate and bilingual transcripts with time codes. Although we do digitize your tapes for you if needed, we also provide you with a way of uploading your footage online so that you do not have to pay for couriering costs. We guarantee our clients’ transcripts within a 24-48 hour period and are flexible to your needs.
What we provide for you:
We, at Multi-Media, know that creating a “paper cut” of your footage is time consuming and inconvenient. We also know that paying an editor to work with you in an edit suite for several hours, just to do the initial organizing of your footage, becomes quite expensive. We decided to help our clients by providing them with a free tool to do preliminary work from your home, office, or anywhere you have an Internet connection. We provide a free online tool that allows non-fiction filmmakers to upload their footage online, view their footage alongside their transcripts, avoid the hassle of tapes, work when and where they want, create a complete editing script and machine readable EDL online, create, organize, and reorganize clips, and work with colleagues globally. Our clients benefit from their ability to prepare and organize their editing scripts free of cost before entering an editing suite, reducing both time and expenses. We also invite our clients to store their footage, transcripts, and EDLs online as portable portfolios to share with colleagues and collaborators.
To show you how useful our service really is, we are offering you a free thirty-minute transcript on us and 10% off your entire first project. To reserve this offer, register on www.RoughCutOnline.com today and this offer will be available to you until August 31, 2008. Once your transcript is complete, you will be able to begin using our rough cutting tool for no additional costs.
If you have any further questions, feel free to email or phone me at 416-977-3489 and I will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
Wow, that gives "online" editing a whole new meaning.
But hey, having all my interviews transcribed in 24 to 48 hours? I'd love that. Last time, my interns needed many weeks to get it all done...
Your poor interns ;)
We really try to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of our clients. If you are in a really big hurry and need something done in 24-48 hours, we will rush to have it at the most convenient time for you.
Yes, the online tool sure puts a spin on things. I would love for you guys to check it out and tell me what you think of it because it is a relatively new tool that we have designed and we are still working to improve it in anyway we can, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
You can actually play around with it a bit without registering by going to www.RoughCutOnline.com and click on "Learn more" and then click on "try it now".
DOCUMENTARY INTERNS NEEDED
Documentary production company seeks hard working, good-humored interns for assistance in rigorous casting for a feature length documentary about Naturalization in the United States. Applicants should be outgoing, reliable and organized with excellent personal skills.
This position is initially unpaid but future paid employment is likely for the right candidate.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC with a new set of screenings on
Tuesday, June 10. The public is welcome to join us and the filmmakers
as we screen two documentary works in progress and ask for your
feedback on the films. While audience participation is encouraged, it
is not a requirement for attending.
We'll be screening:
A 63 minute rough cut of RACHEL IS (by Charlotte Glynn)
A personal film about the filmmaker, her family, and her sister
Rachel, who is developmentally disabled and is transitioning from
school to living in a group home.
preceded by a 10 minute trailer by a DC-area filmmaker:
THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: THE ART OF ESTHER KRINITZ (by Nina Shapiro-Perl)
A seamstress recounts on fabric her survival of the Holocaust.
WHEN? Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE? The Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805
21st Street, NW Washington DC – corner of 21st and H Streets)
COST? $5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or you can pay in
advance by credit card through PayPal.
These programs are organized by Docs In Progress, Inc. The location
is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org
WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Assistant!
Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that the power of media can raise awareness to create positive change. Currently we are working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational DVD series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery produced in partnership with UCLA.
Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com and www.methinsideout.com
Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred.
Pay: $12.50/h with opportunities for advancement
Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.
Please email resumes and cover letters to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify in the subject line that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Media Group Assistant Job.
We hope to hear from you!
DocuClub at SILVERDOCS: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.
We are happy to announce that DocuClub will be holding a session at this year’s SILVERDOCS Film Festival, in Washington DC/Silver Springs, Maryland. The session will take place on Tuesday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., at the Round House Theater. It’s free to SILVERDOCS pass holders. For more details, see:
The featured film is Stages by the Meerkat Media Arts Collective. The film follows a group of older Puerto Rican women and youth of color who unite in New York City's Lower East Side to create an original play based on their life stories.
The Meerkat Media Arts Collective is a New York-based interdisciplinary group of artists dedicated to making media with a non-hierarchical and inclusive creative process. Erica Ginsberg, managing director of Docs In Progress, Inc., a film organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be moderating.
I forward your post to a great filmaker that I know who has already visited the Pyramids
and also participated in workshops.
I have traveled with him to Peru to work on the Machu Pichu ruins
and it was an excellent project.
He has much experience and I know he will be contacting you soon.
Want to make films that make a difference?
Join Women in Film and Meaningful Media this Monday for a Master Class and Panel Discussion on social issue filmmaking.
Social Issue Films: Powerful... Not Preachy! presents engaging ways to integrate facts and messaging into a film without boring or alienating the audience. This class draws from case studies to show how strategic use of tools such as humor, drama, and animation can be used to raise awareness of an issue and inspire viewers.
Panel discussion to follow:
Emily Meyers, Executive Director, Meaningful Media (Moderator)
Deborah Zipser, Head of Business Affairs, River Road Entertainment
Mitchell Block, Professor Specializing in Socially-Relevant Media, USC Film School
Eric D'Arbeloff, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
Lucia Noyce, Director, Artists for Amnesty
When: Monday, June 16th, 7 – 9 PM
The Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland parking structure across the street from the venue. Parking is $2.00 with theatre validation.
Cost: Free for WIF Members; $15 for non-members
RSVP: Email Linda Weitzler (email@example.com)
PA/Driver needed in San Jose CA this Saturday and Sunday – must be over age 25 for vehicle rental purposes. Mainly will be driving a 15 passenger van. Please know the streets of the city, and we will be grateful!
Send resume/responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello D-Word People!
My name is Neil Benezra and I am a Sound Designer/Mixer/Editor with many award winning films under my belt. I hope my work might be of interest to some of you in your current or future endeavors. I have a small audio post studio in downtown Brooklyn, with a Foley/VO/ADR booth as well as an FTP for long distance projects. Please feel free to call me no matter how big or small your project is.
i'm looking to record some VO of one of my main characters – it would probably take about 1-2 hours. what is your standard (documentary) charge for such work? what kind of equipment do you use in the VO booth?
you can reply to me off-list if you like: cccwong AT gmail DOT com
CALLING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS AND VIDEO JOURNALISTS
The American News Project (http://newsproject.org) is dedicated to defending and promoting the public interest through high-quality, investigative video journalism. Our staff includes video professionals who have worked at CNN, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal and other respectable media outlets. Our reports (some call them mini-documentaries) regularly end up on prominent media outlets like the Huffington Post.
We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and video journalists. ANP is run very much like a traditional magazine. Video reports are produced staff reporters and qualified freelancers. Our stories are distributed to hundreds of blogs and major media sites.
We are assembling a community of video journalists and documentary filmmakers who believe in quality, accuracy and in the transformative potential of good multimedia storytelling. Some of the most incisive reporting is produced by those who know the personalities and communities directly affected by issues and events.
If you are a documentary filmmaker or professional video journalist who would like to work with us on stories please click on the link below and fill out your info.
We believe that these are seminal times, both in the evolution of media and the project of America. By grinding away at pernicious problems; by holding the powerful accountable; by seeking out universal stories of struggle and transcendence; by highlighting voices overlooked by mainstream outlets; by making a commitment to quality; by partnering with our peers in the independent press; and by assembling an online community of media junkies who hunger to participate, we hope to help pioneer a form of online public-interest broadcasting that is both entertaining and transformative.
So, welcome. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you participate.
below, sound recordest needed in Germany. I noticed it in Craig's Berlin list this morning and by chance the person posting is someone I just worked with. Nice guy.
I don't think we have German sound recordists on The D-Word, so that's a bit pointless. But www.crew-united.com lists 259 of them. If your colleagues find someone locally, they could save the money for airfare and accommodation and instead actually pay the guy... However, for that, they would need to get the location right. "Neuhosen" doesn't exist in Germany.
In reply to Suzy Spivey's post on Wed 28 May 2008 :
I just sent you an email regarding your upcoming documentary about the "Authentic Voice" workshop.
Thought I'd write here as well in case you check this first!
Can we please ban posts saying "I sent you an email" for good?
Thanks for the link, Ben. And people know people – and some independents can also do good sound recording in that context. The airfare is Euro-local, not from NAmerica, of course. And I didn't write it, so if Neuhosen is a phonetic spelling for wherever he (a French mother-tongue cameraman) is – someplace near the south at amusic fest....
Why are you picking on posts I make, Ben? I think more laterally than some people, and try not to be frivolous, but we have been around the block on this. If you think I am not contributing here, then cool, I leave.
And by the way, it's a paid gig, not posh but paid nonetheless. On top of meals, accomodation and transport.