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Valerie Landes
Tue 15 Jul 2008Link Tag

PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES SEEKS YOUR ENVIRO-FILM!

"Natural Heroes" is the Emmy award-winning Public Television series featuring independently produced films and videos with a common theme: real people making a difference for our environment and enhancing the world around us.

We're seeking compelling stories that feature people challenging current environmental standards and conditions. Programs that encourage thoughtful questions and realistic answers, that broaden our understanding of our place in the world.

"Natural Heroes" is now in its fourth season, and is currently being seen by PBS viewers on over 70 affiliates across the United States.

Accepted works will be packaged for broadcast and distributed to Public Television stations. If you feel your film is a good fit, download the submission form, read the call for entries, and send us your film!
NO entry fees. Info at: www.naturalheroes.org
Questions? Email naturalheroes{at}krcb.org

~Valerie Landes
Series Producer
"Natural Heroes"
KRCB-TV
5850 Labath Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
USA
1-800-287-2722 x2024
www.naturalheroes.org

Edited Sat 23 Aug 2008 by Valerie Landes

Azad Jafarian
Wed 16 Jul 2008Link Tag

Hello Everyone,

I am a programmer for the 2nd Annual Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival – which takes place in Tehran October 15th-19th, 2008. We're still looking for films to feature in the following categories (see hidden section). Let me know if you or someone you know has a film that fits into any of these categories. We will fly out a number of the filmmakers to Tehran with four nights stay (and we'll take care of visas for you as well). Looking forward to hearing from you.

Azad

azad at cimafilms dot com.

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Carlos Gomez
Wed 16 Jul 2008Link

Great. Thanks for posting Azad.


Azad Jafarian
Wed 16 Jul 2008Link

Thank YOU for the opportunity to spread the word!


Rahdi Taylor
Thu 17 Jul 2008Link

New funding for documentaries about Social Entrepreneurship

Online discussion about the funding initiative, co-hosted by Cara Mertes, Director of Sundance Documentary Film Program, happening July 15-30 on www.social edge.org.

The Sundance Documentary Film Program, in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, will provide $1.2 million in film project grants to new feature-length independent documentary films about social entrepreneurship (including the work of specific social entrepreneurs).

Films at any stage of development, production or post-production may apply. Completed films will not be considered. The initiative anticipates funding up to 8 films in the range of $30,000-$150,000 per project. Editorial control must be retained by the filmmaker(s).

Request for Proposals OPEN NOW
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2008
Awards announced: December, 2008
www.sundance.org/DocSource
www.sundance.org/skoll

Edited Thu 17 Jul 2008 by Rahdi Taylor

Heather Olson
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

Hi, my name is Heather, and I am in need of some help/advice. I recently graduated from NYU, and was filming my documentary thesis on BASE jumpers (people who jump off of "B"uildings, "A"nntenae, "S"pans, and "E"arth objects such as cliffs and caves using a parachute). It's mostly illegal and very dangerous but I've been able to shoot some really great stuff. You can view bits on my youtube site (http://www.youtube.com/tribepictures).

Anyway, to cut to the chase, one of the guys that I've followed around for a year, affectionately nicknamed Maggot, was just in a motorcycle accident this past saturday that has left him paralyzed from the chest down!! That is, unless he can get funding to go to China where they will treat him with their knowledge of stem cell research ...

Doctors have given a deadline of one month before he is deemed permanently paralyzed, and the race to help fund his operation(s) and transportation is underway.

Maggot was the first BASE jumper I had the privilege to meet, and he was with me on my first skydive! Aside from documenting him, he has become a true friend and someone that I see everyone fall in love with. I would absolutely love to follow his journey through this, and I feel like this is really the story I should be following instead of just BASE jumping ... but I've run out of money! Does anyone know of any immediate doc grants or wealthy patrons of documentaries?! I would love any help! I know this is more like a pitch but I'm so frazzled right now by recent events that I just need second opinions. Thanks!!!

Heather


Heather Olson
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

ps – my email is heatho56@yahoo.com ...thanks again!


Carlos Gomez
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

Heather, if I knew of any I'd send them your way... But what an intense and crazy story. I want to know what happens! Definitely KEEP THE CAMERA ROLLING. Stem cell research might be an unexpected subject for you to dive into, but given you have a totally engaging and spectacular subject that could be something of a dead end dramatically (BASE jumping), going into Maggot's accident and WHY STEM CELL RESEARCH IN THE US IS IMPORTANT, or more precisely why he has to go all the way to China (if stem cell research is indeed the issue) and wether he makes it or not, might catapult your project to another level.

This may be hard to come to terms with, but helping him get to China shouldn't be your main or only focus. You are a filmmaker, so FILM WHATEVER HAPPENS. Either way you have an extremely powerful flesh and blood example of the real implications of bigotry and narrow minded science policy. Listen, I could go on with this for hours but you shouldn't be reading this. You should be filming Maggot and his doctors and everyone who cares about him and is trying to get him to China.

I don't know, maybe you don't want to just ditch your BASE subject. I'm sure there's a lot more to it than Maggot. But I know that if you manage to combine the two, or rather to start with one story that suddenly, brutally turns into another, it will not only be a faithful record of your experience as a filmmaker, but it will also be a much more powerful film. One that more people will care about and one you'll get more funding for, short or long term. Try stem-cell advocacy groups, they might have ideas.

A quick search brought these up:
http://www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org
http://www.christopherreeve.org
http://www.travisroyfoundation.org

And there's a handful of docs on the subject that could probably point you in the right direction.

Maybe if you can convince one of these groups of how powerful an advocacy tool your film would be if you could show how stem cell research did indeed save this person from paralysis, and that he had to go all the way to China to get it, they might help you find the money for the trip.


Christopher Wong
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

heather,
i don't normally advocate people to take out loans on their credit cards, but if that's what you need to do in order to fly to China and accompany your subject, then that's what you need to do. if your gut is telling you that this is one of the key parts to your story, you can't miss it.

it's nice to approach foundations and organizations, but there's absolutely NO way that they are going to give you the money you need that quickly – especially not to a recent film-school grad who doesn't have any prominent broadcast credits. so don't waste your time with foundations at this crucial juncture.

the only other option is some wealthy individuals who are either part of the BASE jumping community, or connected to the stem cell advocacy cause. and then there's always your family and relatives... ;)


Carlos Gomez
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

Listen to Chris, he knows what he's talking about.

And re-reading your post I realize you didn't need my silly pep-talk. You had already figured all that out. Good luck!


Robert Goodman
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

The request is to fund this person's treatment not figure out how to pay for an $800 ticket to china.

As much as you care about this person, the "China" solution is a scam.
If there were a way to regenerate spinal cord breaks using stem cells, Teddy Pendergass, the late Christopher Reeve, and many other high profile people who have these injuries would be lining up and it would be major news in the medical journals. That is not true.

A decade ago people in my local film community received a similar request for an A.C. who had lost his sight in an explosion to go to Switzerland for an experimental surgery to replace his eyeballs with cameras wired into his brain.

There are unscrupulous doctors around the globe who will do anything to experiment on your body. I understand because I've been there and considered some wild things – thankfully I wasn't facing life as a quadriplegic.


Nicholas Bruckman
Fri 18 Jul 2008Link

Robert: Sadly, I think that your right, though that could make the story even more interesting.

I would say Heather that a twist like this is the kind of thing that could make a doc leap out from the competition. Consider the excellent "Favela Rising", which went to every festival in the world, HBO, academy shortlist, etc....if that hadn't ended with the main character having a spinal cord injury (which, like your case, had nothing to do with the plot of the film) and valiantly overcoming it, it simply would not have been Favela Rising.

No two cases are the same though...


Christopher Wong
Sat 19 Jul 2008Link

robert, if you read her post, you'll see that it's slightly ambiguous as to what heather is asking money for. but certainly, one of the things she needs is production money. of course, you are correct about the scam nature of all the alternative healthcare remedies in China (and elsewhere).

i agree with nicholas that FAVELA RISING was definitely aided by the lead character's paralysis (and resultant recovery). that, however, is unlikely to be an option in this case. still, documenting this struggle to get one's physical abilities back is going to be compelling on many levels.


Heather Olson
Sat 19 Jul 2008Link

thank you guys for commenting ... it's definitely brought me back down to reality and everything that you've said has made me think more about what i need to do!!


Charlie Phillips
Mon 21 Jul 2008Link

Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket is now open for Project Submissions!

Doc /Fest presents the UK's biggest international documentary marketplace and its unique pitching initiative: MeetMarket where, in pre-scheduled match-made one-on-one meetings, documentary makers pitch their newest and most unique projects to dozens of UK and international buyers, Executive Producers, commissioning editors and distributors. MeetMarket provides high quality, original ideas with the possibility to be fast-tracked from development to production, in a supportive and dynamic setting. The projected worth of sales in negotiation sparked at MeetMarket 2007 adds up to £4,321,980, and rising. MeetMarket is a unique and exciting way to pitch and discuss the projects you're most passionate about with the documentary decision-makers who matter

Online project submissions are now open. Projects can be any stage of development and applicants can be from any geographic location and background. Interactive and cross-platform projects are also very welcome. To see the full list of confirmed buyers, see http://www.sheffdocfest.com/view/buyerslist <http://www.sheffdocfest.com/view/buyerslist> . For more information on applying, email charlie@sidf.co.uk or visit http://www.sheffdocfest.com/view/meetmarket <http://www.sheffdocfest.com/view/meetmarket>

"MeetMarket surprised me: I had an extraordinarily creative response to my film from 23 intelligent men and women who care passionately about documentaries. They reflected my story back to me and I came out richer – not just financially, although I have already been offered money to complete my film, but in terms of valuing my project." – MeetMarket participant 2007


Robert Goodman
Mon 21 Jul 2008Link

that's 6 times you've posted this?


Sean Flynn
Mon 21 Jul 2008Link

It's the British Invasion!


Doug Block
Mon 21 Jul 2008Link

One posting is enough, Charlie. We love Sheffield so we'll keep them all up, but next time any multiple postings from you will be deleted.


Emily Meyers
Mon 21 Jul 2008Link

Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Associate Producer/Assistant Editor ASAP. Culver City, Los angeles

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

Qualifications:

Candidate must have significant production and assistant editing experience (in Final Cut Pro, After Effects a plus), strong handle on technology, excellent communication skills, and capability to handle demanding workload.

Pay: Compensation range is $700-800/wk depending on experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter to assistant@eowmg.com.
Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Dates: Start immediately, through the end of December.

Please email resumes and cover letters to: assistant@eowmg.com. 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!


Charlie Phillips
Tue 22 Jul 2008Link

sorry, 'technical' error...it's good stuff though...charlie


Jonathan Skurnik
Tue 22 Jul 2008Link

Hi Everyone,

I've been on D-Word for a while but this is my first post. I'm teaching two classes in LA this summer and would appreciate it if you would spread the word to your LA friends.

LA-Based award winning documentary filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik is teaching two classes this summer, one on Documentary Fundraising and the other on the Craft of the Documentary. Both classes begin on Saturday, August 2nd. There's a 10% discount for all D-Word members.

To learn more about the classes or sign up, please email jonathan@jskurnik.com or go to: www.jskurnik.com

Documentary Proposal Writing and Fundraising: This class is designed to help you create an effective proposal package that will enable you to raise money for your documentary. The class will take you step by step through the proposal process, beginning with clearly defining your story, writing a treatment, creating a budget, designing an innovative distribution strategy and developing your ability to pitch your film with confidence. The class will be limited to six students so each participant will have ample time to workshop their materials in the context of a nurturing and supportive community of their peers. The class meets for three hours on a weekend day for five consecutive weeks. Cost of the class: $395

The Craft of the Documentary Film: Each week we will learn about and discuss a key element of the filmmaking craft—such as conducting interviews, developing characters, and documentary cinematography—and look at clips from classic and recent documentaries to illustrate the brilliant ways that other filmmakers have accomplished their goals. Each class will culminate with an assignment to make a short video utilizing the tools we have discussed. We will then spend the first hour of the following class sharing and discussing our assignment videos. You will finish the course with a body of work, a new–found confidence and pride in your filmmaking skills, and a group of peers upon whom you can rely to help you make your next film. The class meets for three hours on a weekend day for six consecutive weeks. Access to your own video camera required. Cost of the class: $495

What students are saying about the Proposal & Fundraising Class:
"Story, story, story! Jonathan helps you pinpoint your story because without a story you don't have a film. His proposal writing and fundraising class is one of the best I've ever taken." –Joyce G.

“This intimate, hands-on and nurturing class gave me the needed push to tackle the daunting task of funding documentary films. Thanks, J!” –Sheila H.

“Jonathan helped pull me out of the morass of details to get me focused on what to say and how to say it. A safe place to exchange and improve ideas.” –Daniel K.

“For a first time filmmaker, Jonathan’s class is an invaluable way to jump start inspiration and bring much-needed focus to the process.” –Dennis L.

What students are saying about the Craft of the Documentary Class:
“Thank you for opening my creative world beyond my expectations. Your class challenged me and helped make my vision even stronger. Thank you for believing in me and guiding me through this process. You have made a great and positive difference to my life.” –Alissa H.

“I so admire your extensive knowledge of filmmaking and the sensitivity and understanding you afforded to each person who attended your class. Everyone came away from your workshop with fresh ideas for staying focused and organized during the production process, as well as a renewed belief in themselves as documentary producers.” –Melissa C.

“It gave me a sense of security that I could do a more complicated documentary and that I wouldn’t get lost in the process.” –Leah S.

“You did an excellent job introducing the nuances and complexities of storytelling and explained the concepts in a fun and friendly manner.” –Thomas B.

“The class exceeded my expectations because it was intense, it had abundant information, and the class dynamic was wonderful.” –Nora L.


Guy Mossman
Thu 24 Jul 2008Link

this is my second posting on D-word. my first was accidentally made to the industry topic page.

If you know of anyone looking for production space in NY, please let me know. A friend has an amazing space in Tribeca and it's uniquely inexpensive for Manhattan yet vaulted and spacious. Excellent pressed tin ceilings. oh my. a documentarian's paradise.


Aaron Soffin
Fri 25 Jul 2008Link

Love your picture Guy :)


Adam Hyman
Mon 28 Jul 2008Link

Hi,

I'm trying to contact Sabine Krayenbuhl, editor of Mad Hot Ballroom & My Architect, to see whether she might be available for a job. If anyone has contact info for her, please email me at ahyman@jtnproductions.com.
Thanks.
Adam


Jason Perdue
Tue 29 Jul 2008Link

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2009 festival. More than a few D-word members have sent their films for consideration in our great festival. Sebastopol is a small town one hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. It's a small town that loves documentaries as evidenced by the selling out of three screens over four days last year.

Our Early Deadline is closing soon, July 31, so don't delay. You can submit through Without a Box or through our website www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org

There are later submission dates if you can't make it by that date.

Email me, Jason Perdue, Programming Director, at sebdocfest@gmail.com with any questions.


Bonnie Friel
Wed 30 Jul 2008Link

Call for Short Doc Entries- August 15th

Hi everyone, just a reminder that the deadline for the First Person Impressions Competition is approaching. We're seeking short films (under 5 minutes) that tell true stories of any kind. Details are at http://impressions.firstpersonarts.org

Thanks!


Dempsey Rice
Thu 31 Jul 2008Link

I am looking for someone to record some audio for me in Fort Collins, CO. I hope this will happen next week – it would mean meeting up with an author and recording her reading a few lines from her upcoming book. This can be a sound person, producer/filmmaker or a camera person with access to audio equpment. Can be recorded to mini-disk or to DV CAM (or mini DV) tape. Please no recording to DAT as I do not have a DAT machine.... Bad News: there isn't a very big budget for this job. Good news: this should take about an hour of your time. You might not make your day rate, but if you've got time available it's a bit of money for a small amount of work!

If you know someone in the Fort Collins/Denver area please have them email me or please email me directly if you are in that area and intersted: 24fps@earthlink.net

Thanks, Dempsey


Joan Sekler
Sun 3 Aug 2008Link

I am a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and I am organizing a collective of documentary filmmakers, videographers and FCP editors to come to Denver from August 24-28 and to St. Paul from Sept. 1-4 and produce cinema verite documentaries of all the protests, actions, person-in-the-street interviews taking place during the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. This is an opportunity for Americans across the country to see that: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE".
Please contact me asap if you are interested.
Joan Sekler sekler@earthlink.net cell: 310 968-6566


Brian Samuels
Tue 5 Aug 2008Link

The Midnight Hour- A New Documentary Web Series

Midnight Hour is a foray into a world that comes to life when the rest of us are asleep. Fast paced, young, light-hearted and fun, each episode will be dedicated to a different city, take us into someone else's nighttime world and let us experience the midnight hour for ourselves.

Watch four short segments here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/NLProd


Sean Flynn
Wed 6 Aug 2008Link

I'll check it out, Brian. Nice to see another Bostonian on here.


Emily Meyers
Wed 6 Aug 2008Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?

MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Meaningful Media and Eyes of the World Media Group are accepting interns!

Company Information:

Meaningful Media is a nonprofit network providing resources to inspire and empower those committed to changing our world through media. Find out more at www.meaningfulmedia.org.

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. We are currently working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational video series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery (produced in partnership with UCLA). Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

Internship Description:

Interns will have the opportunity to work with both Meaningful Media and Eyes of the World. We have a small team and interns get to work hands-on with the company leadership and get involved in substantive projects. We are looking for interns to assist with research, production, event planning, and administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match your interests, and reward your hard work through our Intern Incentive Program. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, secure a good recommendation AND make the world a better place!

Internship Requirements:

We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for socially conscious media. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events around town.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.


Nicholas Bruckman
Thu 7 Aug 2008Link

Reposting from Members-Only Classifieds.

If any one shoots film, I have a transferable $500 gift certificate to KODAK good for any kind of film stock. Will sell for best offer, reach me at n[at]nickny.com. Thanks!


Marine Fretel aka Sista M
Mon 11 Aug 2008Link

Hi all

happy to be an official member...
I am a French music producer living in London and have composed and produced some music for a documentary.
If anybody is interested in some original soundtracks, please contact me on:
sista.m@ntlworld.com
sistamcompany@hotmail.com

keep up the good work!


Felix Endara
Tue 12 Aug 2008Link

DocuClub in August: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, August 20, at 7 p.m., at Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort), in New York City’s West Village. Our moderator will be Melissa Fowler, Founder and Director of the Reel Venus Film Festival.

Please join us as we screen "Good Fortune" by Landon Van Soest. The documentary explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they are aimed at benefiting. The film presents portraits of three individuals targeted by multi-million dollar aid projects, who say the projects are threatening to destroy their homes and livelihoods. Contrasted with well-intentioned humanitarians working against the odds to stimulate positive change, "Good Fortune" presents a unique perspective on the struggle to overcome world poverty.

Landon Van Soest is director/producer of "Good Fortune." His previous film, "Walking the Line," is an award-winning feature documentary about “vigilantes on the U.S.-Mexico border” that has been lauded for advocating human rights. In 2005, he founded Transient Pictures with partner Jeremy Levine. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and received the award for Socially Conscious Documentary at the 2007 IFP Market.

Producer/editor Jeremy Levine co-directed and produced "Walking The Line" with Van Soest, and recently worked as an editor on "Everything’s Cool" by Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold. His work has screened in dozens of film festivals around the world and broadcast nationally in six countries. Levine is currently developing the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a non-profit organization that provides support to independent filmmakers in New York City.

Van Soest and Levine recently returned from work-shopping "Good Fortune" at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Composing and Story Labs. In addition, "Good Fortune" is a fiscally-sponsored project of Arts Engine.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission is free to current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Christopher Wong
Tue 12 Aug 2008Link

just saw the rough cut for GOOD FORTUNE at the Sundance Labs – it was absolutely incredible. definitely worth seeing, either as a work-in-progress or whenever it's finished...


Andrew Iden
Wed 13 Aug 2008Link

Greetings all!
I'm involved with a 501c3 based in Virginia that generates school supplies and teacher funds for two orphanages in Liberia. It's a small organization, and has done some amazing work. After 5 years, the organizations board of directors are making the 14 hour trip to Liberia in January to finally get on the ground, assess the needs of the children and the orphanages, and come back to the states with some clearer ideas on how to improve the conditions for the children.

We're hoping to document the trip, and upon departure from Liberia, leave the video camera with the orphanage for educational purposes, and teach the children some of the basics of video production, etc. I know most of the folks here are incredibly resourceful, and I thought I'd let everyone know what we're doing! If you're interested in helping out, or have some advice or any kind of direction you could point me in, you can contact me offline! In the meantime, feel free to check out the website of this great group! http://www.loeproject.org/

Edited Wed 13 Aug 2008 by Andrew Iden

Felix Endara
Wed 13 Aug 2008Link

Yeah, the rough cut of GOOD FORTUNE I saw is the same one you saw at the Sundance Labs, Christopher. For next week's screening at DocuClub, we are showing a cut that is shorter than what you saw, but that incorporates some of the feedback from the labs. Feel free to check our "Talk Back" (www.docuclub.org) section after the screening, for a recap of the screening/post screening feedback session.


Nicholas Bruckman
Thu 14 Aug 2008Link

I'm planning to come to Docuclub, Jeremy and Landon are great guys, and this will be my first chance to see their rough cut.


Amelia Hanibelsz
Thu 14 Aug 2008Link

Hi Everyone – I am currently researching/ casting / producing four documentaries for WE Entertainment. If any one has any ideas or knows people who could be related to these four topics – please let me know.

1:Mothers of Murders – mothers who are dealing with their children in prison or about to go to prison
2: Extreme Diets – i.e someone who is about to start an extreme diet
3 Shopping Addicts- someone who has recovered or is an addict
4: Women in Cults – in or out of a cult

Any experts for the above . I have set up an email address – pangolinwe@yahoo.com.

But if you have any questions just let me know. My personal email is amelia@pangolinpictures.com

Many thanks,

Amelia
Producer
Director of Development
Pangolin Pictures


Mercy Murugi
Fri 15 Aug 2008Link

In reply to Robert Richter's post on Fri 29 Feb 2008 :

Sorry, juts seen your post. Apart from the 3 months (Jan – March) post election violence, which rocked some parts of the country, everything is pretty much back to normal. So normal that Roger Moore and Dean Cain just landed into the country. Sending a former JaMes bond and a former Superman....

Edited Fri 15 Aug 2008 by Mercy Murugi

Jason Rosette
Fri 15 Aug 2008Link

FREE PDF--> "A QUICK & DIRTY Guide to pre-KR (Khmer Rouge) Music, Film, and other content usage for the Benefit of Local and Foreign Producers"

Something I whipped up in my spare time, for the sake of strengthening IP here in Cambodia-->

http://www.camerado.com/ip_forum/copyright_guide.pdf

Feel free to share it around!


Basil Shadid
Sat 16 Aug 2008Link

In reply to Amelia Hanibelsz's post on Thu 14 Aug 2008 :

Try posting on HARO


Hima B.
Sun 17 Aug 2008Link

$550 SUBLET from August 20 till Sept. 6, 2008 (18 days)

SUBLET a fully furnished, sunny One Bedroom Apt in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC. Subletor should be clean, considerate, financially responsible, no drama. May consider couples. $350 Security Deposit (refunded upon moving out). Ideal for a filmmaker who wants a quiet place to work from or crash at in Brooklyn. Desk set up good for someone who needs space to edit (equipment not provided, but there's plenty of space if you want to bring your gear).

THE APARTMENT:
• 3 floor walk-up
• Cable modem internet (you provide your computer)
• located in Prospect Heights
• Vegetarian kitchen ONLY (no cooking meat)
• No pets
• Cigarette-Free Home

SUBWAYS: both stations are only 1-4 blocks away!
S shuttle (Park Place station) connects to the 2, 3, 4, 5, & C
2, 3, 4, 5 (Franklin Ave.) 30 minutes to 14th St. in NYC

AMENITIES:
Laundry; Cafés; major grocery store; pharmacy; dry cleaning; bars; restaurants within 10 to 15 minute walking distance: FoodCoop; Prospect Park; Brooklyn Public Central Library; Botanical Gardens; Brooklyn Museum of Art;

CONTACT: Hima 917-916-6094


Jon Reiss
Sun 17 Aug 2008Link

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss (www.jonreiss.com) is seeking editing interns for his latest documentary project “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world.

While the position is unpaid, and there will be some assistant tasks, chosen intern will be cutting trailers, webisodes and potentially sections of the next documentary. You will be working one on one with the director Jon Reiss.

Editor should be self-motivated, complete work in a timely manner and be proficient with Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, and/or a foreign language are a plus.

Positions begin at the start of September. We are looking for a commitment of 10-15hrs a week. Location is in West Los Angeles.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please visit www.bombit-themovie.com before you send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.
2. Your resume.
3. Your schedule of availability

To: jfilm@aol.com


Jon Reiss
Sun 17 Aug 2008Link

Directors Assistant/Distribution Assistant

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss (www.jonreiss.com) seeking a director’s assistant and DIY distribution assistant for his critically acclaimed film “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world (www.bombit-themovie.com).

10-20 hours a week. Position starts in the beginning of September. Pay depends on experience and would not be more than 10 hours a week at first. Unpaid internships are also available. Location is in West Los Angeles.

Ideal candidate is personable, self-motivated, resourceful, with good phone and sales skills, has a numbers sense, interested in independent film, viral marketing, social networking and DIY distribution. Good computer, web and research skills are a must.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.
2. Your resume.
3. Your schedule of availability

To: jfilm@aol.com


Christopher Wong
Mon 18 Aug 2008Link

hey jon,
welcome to the D-Word! But you only need to post once (not five times!) because all of the members read all of the different sections. multiple posts of the same message is a no-no...


Doug Block
Mon 18 Aug 2008Link

Actually, Jon, the one place you can double post is the Members and Public Classifieds. But nowhere else, please.


Amy King
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Outreach Coordinator for Environmental Film – Based in DC, NY or LA
Seeking an outgoing part-time outreach coordinator for environmental film outreach team. Primary project will be grassroots film promotion leading up to the world premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival in late September. Work with DC-based actress/ executive producer and outreach producers in DC and New York to support outreach and festival screening efforts.

Duties include:

• Take part in grassroots outreach campaign – email promotion, Website and blog postings and other grassroots promotion
• Develop and manage film’s Facebook page
• Assist executive producer with administrative duties
• Process email newsletter subscriptions
• Update Web site content
• Field film screening and distribution inquiries
• DVD and outreach mailings as requested

Would work remotely – need your own laptop. Flexible hours – approximately 15-20 hours per week.. Excellent opportunity to learn more about the film business, network and build relationships.

Skills Required:
• Bachelors degree; film or environmental degree preferred
• Familiarity with film business
• Marketing and outreach experience preferred
• Interest in environmental movement
• Excellent business writing skills and organizational skills
• Outgoing personality, ability to handle rapidly shifting priorities
• Adept at MS word and excel. Familiarity with Web publishing software and/or Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign) a plus.

Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample to asenseofwonderfilm@gmail.com attn: Amy.


Dean Hamer
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

HIRING EDITOR FOR FEATURE DOCUMENTARY – WASHINGTON DC AREA

A creative and experienced editor is sought for OUT IN THE SILENCE, a one hour social issue documentary for public broadcast. A trailer, treatment, and artistic statement are available on the website: http://outinthesilence.com . Funding is available and salary will be based on experience.

REQUIREMENTS:
Previous documentary feature experience
Cutting in FCP
Able to work in Washington DC
Start date: ASAP, but flexible about schedule

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS: The announcement of the filmmaker’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and leads to an exhilarating journey through love, hate and understanding in rural America. The aim of this personal documentary is to expand public awareness about the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in small town America and promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground and lead to fairness and equality for all.

DIRECTORS: Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer formed qWaves.com to make documentary films that focus on controversial and often ignored social and human rights issues. They have produced and directed over a dozen pieces for television and won numerous awards including winner of the PBS Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival and winner of the Videomaker National Documentary Challenge.

PROJECT STATUS: Principle shooting is complete and over 200 hours of footage has been logged. qWaves is partnering with WPSU-TV Penn State Broadcasting and the Pennsylvania Public Television Network to the complete the program and present it for broadcast and distribution.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME AND LINK OF REEL TO DEANHAMER@AOL.COM.


Robin Hessman
Wed 20 Aug 2008Link

Seeking experienced verite cinematographer for a half-day shoot in Moscow, Russia. September 1st, 2008.

Please contact ASAP:

Spasibo!

rhess210@comcast.net


Anthony Giacchino
Thu 21 Aug 2008Link

HIRING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – NYC

Hello all – I'm looking to IMMEDIATELY hire a post-production associate producer in NYC to help me finish up a project with a fast-approaching deadline. Telling 8 different stories about how sex has had a major impact on the shaping of American history: from the Revolution to today. If the subject matter arouses your intellect . . . please shoot me an email and resume and I'll respond with all the lurid details.

Thanks – Anthony
giacchino@gmail.com


Angela Alston
Fri 22 Aug 2008Link

Hi everyone--

Could you please forward this to anyone you think might be interested?

We can offer college credit.

thanks

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

Internship in Outreach for New Environmental Documentary

The Subject
You already know about climate change. But did you know climate change affects the ocean? Some of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is dissolving into seawater. It's changing the pH, making seawater more acidic; some say "corrosive." This water actually dissolves the shells of certain shellfish—clams and oysters, for example, as well as tiny plankton—and coral reefs. The effects are working their way up the food chain. Imagine a world without fish: it's a distinct possibility.

A Sea Change is the first documentary about this effect, known as ocean acidification. The film combines hard scientific information-—we interview internationally known scientists—with the personal story of a family of fishermen. With Sven Huseby, retired educator and concerned grandparent, we travel from Norway to Northwestern America, learning about the scientific, economic, and cultural implications of ocean acidification. Target completion date: December 2008.

This is the third film by director Barbara Ettinger of Niijii Films. Her work has screened at Sundance and been broadcast on PBS.

Internship Details
The focus would be web-based: researching ocean acidification, contributing to our blog, driving traffic to and creating content in our various social networks. You'd need access to a computer of your own and work mostly virtually, with face meetings bi-weekly: our key crew members are based in Brooklyn, Germantown, and Philadelphia.

The possibility for non-virtual activities will emerge, as we develop partnerships with local organizations in connection with a number of 2009 events.

This internship is for you if you like to do research, to write, are interested in environmental issues and filmmaking, especially distribution, and are comfortable in the web 2.0 world and able to work independently.

Check out our website to learn more about the doc: http://aseachange.net.

This is a volunteer position, open to current students and anyone interested in working with us.

If this sounds appealing or you'd like more information, please contact angela*at*aseachange dot net.


Karen Bernstein
Fri 22 Aug 2008Link

Hey, everyone. In light of the resurgence of kidnapping and crime in Mexico, I wanted to call your attention to a documentary I produced. It's available on DVD so if you know anyone who might be compelled to buy, please pass the link along. Thanks!


Bill Lichtenstein
Mon 25 Aug 2008Link

Seeking Boston/New England-based editor to cut historical (1968-1974) documentary feature. Preliminary funding being raised but would like to get editor involved at earliest stage. See more at http://www.lcmedia.typepad.com/theamericanrevolution Please send credits and a short note about why this could be the perfect project for you to Bill@LCMedia.com Best, BL

Edited Mon 25 Aug 2008 by Bill Lichtenstein

Michael J. McNulty
Tue 26 Aug 2008Link

Need an Associate Producer in Northern Colorado...paid position...
We're making an amazing Doc!
Looking for a person that is detail oriented and can handel several different tasks at the same time... Pre production planing, production details, and post production crazyness – and still keep it all together. You'll be the Producers 'Right-hand guy or gal."
The project will require about a year in production with a marketing period of about an addtional year. Consistancy is GOOD. I'm looking for good computer skills, organizational skills and the ability to do on line research. A Doc-film background is very helpful.
Please contact Mike McNulty at COPS Productions in Loveland, Co. Please send resumes and contact info to: cops555@comcast.net or you can call with questions between 9AM and 5 PM , Tuesday through Friday, Mountain time at(970 461-4830) Will be starting production in 30 to 45 days.


Aaron Soffin
Thu 28 Aug 2008Link

I have a couple brand new, unused Sennheiser butt-plugs (ie wireless transmitter) to sell off. They're $240 new, and I'll sell them for $200.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/328256-REG/Sennheiser_SKP100G2_A_SKP100G2A_Wireless_Plug_In_Transmitter.html


Joe Moulins
Thu 28 Aug 2008Link

Ummm...you might have more luck making a sale if you call them something else.

At least they're new.


Aaron Soffin
Thu 28 Aug 2008Link

I've never heard them called anything else more elegant that actually makes sense, but I'm open to suggestions...

I'll try them out if you want to know they work... ;)


Felix Endara
Thu 28 Aug 2008Link

Film Screening of "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.")

Please join us at a screening of the powerful film "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A."), presented in partnership between Arts Engine and the North Star Fund, on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

Directed by Almudena Carracedo and produced by Carracedo and Robert Bahar, the Emmy-nominated documentary depicts María, Lupe and Maura, three Latina immigrants struggling to survive in Los Angeles sweatshops. One day, determined to win basic labor protections, they embark on a three-year odyssey that will transform their lives forever. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.") is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

After the screening, the filmmakers will talk about the innovative fundraising and outreach strategies they employed to make their gripping film.

What: Film screening of "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.") (2007, 70 minutes, in Spanish and English with bilingual subtitles) and Q&A with filmmakers
When: Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Where: North Star Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th streets), 22nd floor,
New York

The screening is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to: felix@artsengine.net.

For more information about the film, please go to: www.madeinla.com.


Julianna Brannum
Thu 4 Sep 2008Link

I'm looking for a PRODUCTION ASSISTANT in Washington DC area to help with driving, errands, and lugging equipment for NEXT WEEK – September 8-11th. Must know how to get around DC.


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 4 Sep 2008Link

Julianna, e-mail me (cinecitizen AT gmail) a little more about the PA job and I can post to the WIFV-DC listserv. Key items to include are what the project is about, whether the person needs their own car, where in DC you are shooting, what you are paying, and who they should contact.


Lisandra I. Rivera
Fri 5 Sep 2008Link

Hello, I am looking for a sound person in El Salvador with own equipment for a 3 day shoot ASAP (10 of September...)! Any recommendations?


Bryan Theis
Sat 6 Sep 2008Link

Our Los Angeles-based documentary feature has recently acquired funding and now seeks a full-time producer. The ideal candidate will be able to begin work immediately. Interest in environmental and political issues is a plus, although this is a very personal story as well.

Of course, details of the project will be discussed with those who have a serious interest in participating. Thank you for understanding.

Please forward a letter of interest and a resume to bryankt1@yahoo.com, preferably in .pdf format.

All responses are welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bryan Theis


Richard P. Alvarez
Tue 9 Sep 2008Link

Which frequency block are they? In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Thu 28 Aug 2008 :


Aaron Soffin
Tue 9 Sep 2008Link

I think A. This is the description off of the receipt, and I assume that A after the number is the frequency block. Sennheiser SEEW100ENG2A Evolution G2 100 Series – Wireless Microphone Combo

Which block are you looking for?


Melissa Hibbard
Thu 11 Sep 2008Link

I'm looking for a experienced crew for a 9/10 day shoot in NY around Oct 15th.
Positions available are:
One Soundman
Two lighting grips
One assistant to the grip
One booman
One make up artist
One hairdresser
One steady cam operator
One assistant to the steady cam
couple of PAs

Send me an email at melissa@fictionvillestudio.com

Thanks,
Melissa

Edited Thu 11 Sep 2008 by Melissa Hibbard

Richard P. Alvarez
Fri 12 Sep 2008Link

I was curious because Bloc "C" is up for sale by the FCC. Just an FYI for those interested.

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Tue 9 Sep 2008 :


Maria Campaña Ramia
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

The call for submissions is now open for the eight edition of
Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival
(EDOC). EDOC is a celebration of exciting and inventive documentary
films from around the world. It takes place since 2002 in Quito and
Guayaquil and, occasionally, in Cuenca and Manta. Next year's edition
will run from the 7th to the 24th of May, 2009. EDOC annually screens
around 70 films that are representative of contemporary documentary
film production as well as classic films and retrospectives. Some of
the past guests who have come to EDOC are the legendary Albert Maysles
(US); Patricio Guzmán (Chile), one of the most representative
documentary filmmakers in Latin America; Carles Bosch (Spain), Oscar
nominee; Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (Argentina) among others.
We are now calling for submissions. Visit our website and join our
Facebook group for more information on the festival, our submission
process, entry regulations, news and special events.
Deadline: February, 2nd.

Encuentros del Otro Cine
Corporación Cinememoria
Veintimilla E8-125
Quito, Ecuador
http://www.festivaledoc.org
programacionedoc@cinememoria.org


Jesse Zook Mann
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

Need camera op for a few days this and next month for a reality show in SF. Anyone have any sf shooters? Email me!


Saralena Weinfield
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

Vacancy: Post-Production Intern
Employer: Ripple Effect, Inc
Location: Brooklyn [view map]
Duration: Three to six months, starts Right Away
Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

We are looking for an intern to begin next week on a feature-length documentary.

The internship will be varied and will combine post-production (editing assistance, logging, scanning, etc.), fundraising, and marketing duties. It's a perfect internship for aspiring producer or documentary filmmaker who want to have a well-rounded knowledge of the field.

All applicants must be computer savvy, proficient with Final Cut Pro, and organized. Students welcome. We don't require a ton of experience. Most important is enthusiasm, a good attitude and hard work.

Availability must be at least three days or evenings a week. You can send us a resume but a good cover letter is much more important.

Web: http://www.ripple-effect-films.com
Apply to: Ana Joanes
ana@ripple-effect-films.com
917 584 5552


sabrina rubin
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

Looking for a videographer/sound with own HD equipment in the DC area available off and on this fall.
Also looking for an organized production manager who knows the area well, re: permit process, studios, etc...

Anyone? If you know someone or are that someone just send me an email (no attachments).

Thanks,
Sabrina Rubin
sabrina (dot) rubin (at) usa (dot) net


Shannon Coulter
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

Great workshop in San Francisco this weekend....

- – - – - – - – - – - – - –

What: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers
More info: http://thedocday.eventbrite.com
Where: Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee Street, San Francisco
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008. 9:30am – 5:30pm
Discount code: INDEPENDENT for $20 off registration fee
Networking cocktail hour to follow!

Beginning and experienced documentary filmmakers alike often have questions and misconceptions about the impact of copyright and other laws on their projects. In this highly practical one-day seminar, well known entertainment attorney Karen Shatzkin of Shatzkin & Mayer Law empowers filmmakers in the relevant areas of law including issues of fair use, copyright, trademark, defamation, and much more. Karen is a seasoned attorney with an accomplished clientele including D.A. Pennebaker and Robb Moss.


Laure Parsons
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

Zeitgeist Films will be releasing two great documentaries on DVD this fall. The first, coming out October 28, BILLY THE KID, is the first feature from director Jennifer Venditti and is a wonderful film about a fifteen-year-old kid in a small town in Maine who is both different and wonderfully unique. Info can be found here:
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=billythekid

The other, which comes out November 18, is UP THE YANGTZE, a film by Yung Chang that has been a great sleeper box office hit this summer, about people who are affected by the huge public project of China's Three Gorges Dam, and the tourist boats that travel the Yanqtze River. Gorgeously shot and engaging, this is a great cinematic doc. More info is here:
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=uptheyangtze

Both are available direct through http://www.zeitgeitstvideo.com or through Amazon, Netflix, or your favourite store.

Thanks!
Laure

Edited Wed 17 Sep 2008 by Laure Parsons

Doug Block
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

Laure, haven't seen you around Indie Film Week. Are you actually attending? If you'll be there tomorrow (Thurs) and have a moment, ring or text me on my cell: 917-747-9095


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 19 Sep 2008Link

It may be the night of the first Presidential Debate, but Docs In Progress will be sponsoring its own version of the democratic process on Friday, September 26. So, if you're in the DC area, program your DVRs and head to the Jack Morton Auditorium for our first-ever Trailer Night. More info in the hidden section below.

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andrew Schneider
Fri 19 Sep 2008Link

A CHANCE AT SLAMDANCE, ‘09
Launches: September 8th
Ends: November 10th, 11:30PM (PST)

Current TV understands how important it is for filmmakers to be showcased in the best festivals. So, for the second year in a row we've teamed up with Slamdance Film Festival to give you a chance to have your short documentary shown at the premiere North American indie film showcase!

Slamdance Film Festival and Current are presenting a call for short documentary films, providing filmmakers the opportunity to participate in the Park City experience. Five selected filmmakers will shine on the big screen in January 2009 as part of a Current and Slamdance curated shorts program, as well as get a chance to have their uploaded documentary considered for acquisition for Current TV.

So shred the festival rejection letters and upload that short documentary that you KNOW the world has got to see to current.com/slamdance

IN MORE DETAIL:

To kick off Slamdance 2009, we want you to submit a short (3-10 minute) documentary film. Make something fresh, new, authentic and exciting about a topic that is relevant to you and your community as well as related to current events or new trends. Upload it to www.current.com/slamdance before November 10th at 11:30PM.

The Slamdance programming committee in conjunction with Current TV creative executives will select five of the uploaded films for inclusion in a curated shorts program, screening in regular rotation at Slamdance 2009. A representative from each film will receive a festival filmmaker pass, a chance to have their uploaded film considered for acquisition by Current TV, and a chance to pitch new short documentary ideas to Current TV creative execs.
• 5 curated films will show @ Slamdance 2009 in two theatrical screenings.
• 5 curated films will also screen in rotation at Slamdance Happy Hours.
• 1 representative from each film will receive a filmmaker pass for Slamdance ‘09
• 1 representative from each film will be provided opportunity for sit-down lunch and/or conference call with Current TV creative exec
• Each film – with credits – will be listed in the Slamdance film catalogue


Rich Garella
Fri 26 Sep 2008Link

We're looking for a composer and a motion graphics designer (motionographer?) for Who Killed Chea Vichea?, a doc about an assassination in Cambodia (ITVS funding approved!).

We're hoping to find people kind of quickly. Job descriptions are posted at the links in the hidden section.

Feel free to pass the links along to anyone you feel might be suitable. Thanks!

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Chandler Griffin
Fri 26 Sep 2008Link

Media Empowerment & The Developing World

Presented by Barefoot Workshops in the B&H Seminar Space.

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City and Los Angeles based not-for-profit, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking.

In this two-hour session, Chandler Griffin will provide an overview of Barefoot’s role in using media in the developing world to help Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental & Governmental Organizations, and individuals make change where it is needed the most. Chandler will discuss the media tools and formats used on the ground, how to conceptualize a workshop and ways to get involved. The goal of this session is to demystify the “how can I do this?” and give individuals a chance to learn how Barefoot Workshops does it, ask all the questions and get involved. You will learn that through Barefoot’s international workshops, they offer field placements for international students to assist organizations on the ground with media projects that help them to address challenges in their communities. These “hybrid” workshops result in dynamic learning environments, and open the way for international students to gain valuable field experience, and to learn about issues firsthand. If you are interested in discovering how you can change the world through the power of digital media, come find out how Barefoot can train anyone from vastly different backgrounds and skill levels, how to blend the technical and artistic aspects of storytelling, beginning with the basics of image-making all the way through to post-production to create a “symphony” of images and sound. Barefoot Workshops hopes that by sharing “how they do it”, they will mobilize individuals to get involved and help make a difference with media.

I recommend registering if you want to attend. It's a small space and B&H sent it out to about 30,000 people. I know that 75 people have already registered.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/EventSpace.jsp?id=193


Ben Kempas
Fri 26 Sep 2008Link

We require you to register under your real name. We can't accept registrations by companies or organisations, only by individuals.


Chris Gilson
Sun 28 Sep 2008Link Tag

Please join us for upcoming screenings of our documentary, Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio.

Our Film Festival Screenings:

Coney Island Film Festival
Sunday, September 28, 2008 – 12:30pm

Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor


Dixie Film Festival (Athens, GA)
Friday, October 3, 2008 – 1:40pm
Carmike Cinemas

FLIFF – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – 6:00 PM
Cinema Paradiso

“Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio,” a new documentary by filmmakers Carolyn Travis and Chris Fox Gilson of Travisty Productions, takes viewers on a high energy journey through rock radio’s impact on American society--from spreading black music to white America in the 1950s to fanning the flames of ‘60s rebellion to the uncensored personalities and playlists of satellite radio today. Packed with insider stories from iconic deejays of the past fifty years, “Airplay” persuasively links the pioneers of music radio to the seismic cultural shifts of integration, the struggle to end the Vietnam War, and the corporatizing of America.

“Airplay” chronicles the innocent years of AM radio personalities like Cousin Brucie, Murray the K, Dan Ingram, Jerry Blavat, Casey Kasem, Dick Biondi, Rick Shaw and Wolfman Jack, the payola scandal, Top 40, the rise of progressive FM deejays like San Francisco’s Tom Donahue, the takeover of radio music by corporate giants and the new voice of rock radio through satellite. Rockin’ with fabulous radio songs by the Kinks, Donna Summer and LL Cool J, and spiced with famous music personalities including Fabian, Lesley Gore, Pat Boone, Grace Slick, David Crosby, Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, and Ray Manzarek of the Doors, the film takes viewers deep inside the rock radio phenomenon.

Travisty Productions makes documentaries that dig below the surface of pop culture including “Rock Radio Revolution,” “Rock Jocks: the FM Revolution,” and “Wildwood Days.” Their films, which have appeared on PBS Public Television stations nationwide, have garnered numerous awards and were screened by the Museums of Radio and Television in New York and Los Angeles. Travis is a former news producer, Capitol Hill reporter and was an on-air radio personality herself, for 96X-FM in Miami. Gilson, a former Madison Avenue creative director and global-production executive, also authored best-sellers sold to Disney and New Line studios.

For more information, visit www.Travisty.TV.
www.myspace.com/travisty_productions
www.YouTube.com/travistychannel


Christopher Wong
Sun 28 Sep 2008Link

so here's the million dollar question, Chris... how the heck did you manage to clear all the rock songs that I assume pop up all through the documentary? this seems to present a very solid case of utilizing Fair Use, but i just want to know if you did that, and then how you dealt with (or plan to deal with) any future claims by record companies...


Beth Bird
Mon 29 Sep 2008Link

IDA Executive Director 

The International Documentary Association – IDA – is seeking a dynamic, outgoing executive with experience in the television/film industry, familiarity with the documentary world, willing to travel, extensive managerial & leadership skills, fund raising and budget management experience, and web communication skills. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to IDA’s Board of Directors. Competitive salary.

What is IDA?
Founded in 1982 as a nonprofit membership organization, IDA is dedicated to supporting the efforts of nonfiction film and video makers throughout the United States and the world. IDA is committed to increasing public awareness, appreciation and appetite for the documentary across ethnic, political and creative boundaries by expanding opportunities for production, distribution, and exhibition of documentary films.

For more information, and to apply: 

http://www.documentary.org/content/job-posting-ida-executive-director


Doug Block
Mon 29 Sep 2008Link

IDA is also my fiscal sponsor, so here's hoping they find someone great!


Elizabeth Westrate
Mon 29 Sep 2008Link

Hi, Beth. Is this LA based?


Marj Safinia
Mon 29 Sep 2008Link

It is.


jenaro montes
Tue 30 Sep 2008Link

I need a producing company that this interesting in investment and co-producing one documentaries trilogic named "Three Histories, A Single Pain". over the phenomenon of the paramilitary and guerrilla violence in some Colombian regions. .
The documentary is for realizing in Colombia, with natives communities in danger due to the armed conflict: the indigenous groups of the Colombian Guajira, Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta and the Nukak Makuk, of the forests of the Guaviare.

The doc investigation is ready and I based in this investigation, made the treatment. In this moment we needed one co-productor for realising the grabations and the post-production. Our interest is that many people in the word know the situation of the Colombian native people and his situation in the armed conflict. We the Colombian producers take charge of carrying out the total plan of shooting and post-production and the foreign co-producer, the money for that process and we the colombian producer, have loaned to foreign coproducer, the total right of the sale of the documentary in this Word área and one percentage ( 60 %) in others countries. This is our proposal.


Davin Hutchins
Tue 30 Sep 2008Link

This is the Managing Producer with American News Project in Washington D.C. (http://www.americannewsproject.com). ANP is planning to fly me to St. Louis on Thursday to cover the Vice Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

Instead of covering the debate venue itself, we are planning to cover the VP watching party at this following venue.

Chaifetz Arena
St. Louis University
1 South Compton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

We are looking for a stringer to work Thursday with us. We need the stringer to do two things:

1.) Pick up two tickets to the event ASAP at one of six locations. The producer should get one ticket in their name and one in the name of Dave Hutchins.

The pickup locations are here:

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Calendar/Detail.aspx?guid=42995a29-0416-43f2-afd9-b5298fcb137a

2.) Meet with me on Thursday midday to use small HD cams to capture the event and co-produce the piece. We can offer a typical day-rate stringer fee and co-producer credit for the piece on our site. We will supply all equipment.

Interested parties should e-mail davin.hutchins@gmail.com as soon as possible. I will provide details.

Many thanks!


Rahul Sinh
Wed 1 Oct 2008Link Tag

Hi
I would like some comments on this documentary site http://www.indiaonfoot.com
Its a bunch of ideas on Indian subjects that could be made into interesting documentaries.

Edited Wed 1 Oct 2008 by Rahul Sinh

Tami Woronoff
Wed 1 Oct 2008Link

Filmmaker Anne Aghion (Emmy-award winner best known for her films 'In Rwanda we say...the family that does not speak dies' and 'Gacaca') is screening her latest film, 'Ice People' for Independents Night at the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th) in NYC on Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 pm. Check out the brief synopsis below or click to go to the Film Society site and to buy tickets.

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/indie/ice_people.html

http://www.icepeople.com/

Aghion spent four months 'on the ice' with modern-day polar explorers, to find out what drives dedicated researchers to leave the world behind in pursuit of science, and to capture the true experience of living and working in this extreme environment.

"...An intriguing slice-of-life that observes the area's staggeringly beautiful and imposing landscapes and the unique challenges experienced by those who work there."
—Variety, May 12, 2008

Edited Wed 1 Oct 2008 by Tami Woronoff

Cameron Hickey
Fri 3 Oct 2008Link

I'm looking to hire an experienced editor to help with a number of upcoming documentary and commercial projects, including:

http://www.thedelegates.net

Our immediate need is for someone to cut one and three minute trailers for each character in the film as well as one master trailer. Experience with trailer editing would be helpful.

Please email me: cameron@thedelegates.net and include links to editor reels. (This is paid)


Jane Kirkpatrick
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

Frontline Final Cut Studio Masterclass

The new three-day Frontline Final Cut Studio Masterclass teaches you the advanced techniques of Apple's Final Cut Studio 2, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to produce high quality video to broadcast standard. The course is designed to train participants on many of the advanced functions of Final Cut Pro and to provide a practical introduction to Motion, DVD Studio Pro and Compressor.

Time: 9.30am-6.00pm, Monday-Wednesday
Venue: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London
Cost: UKP 675 including VAT
FREE post-course e-mail support from our trainer

Course size is limited to 8 participants and subject to availability. For more info or to book your place on the course visit the site http://www.frontlineclub.com/club_training.php?id=698


Felix Endara
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

DocuClub in October: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m., at Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort), in New York City’s West Village. Our moderator will be Dr. Seth Clark Silberman, a New York-based independent scholar who writes on race, gender, and sexuality in popular culture. He has taught film studies at Yale University, and is currently working on a novel that considers how films both mediate and facilitate the ways in which we connect with one another.

Please join us as we screen DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: RADICAL LAWYER WILLIAM KUNSTLER by Sarah and Emily Kunstler. William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the twentieth century. When he spoke about his past, he was like a hero from legend. He fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and represented activists protesting the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or Native Americans stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. It seemed to his daughters that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But Emily and Sarah weren’t around for their father’s glory days. The sisters were born in the late 1970s when Kunstler was almost sixty-years-old. When they were growing up, he represented some of the most unpopular members of society: people accused of rape, terrorism, organized crime and cop killing. Was Kunstler’s later work consistent with the moral code he claimed to live by? In DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE, the filmmakers explore their father’s life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to “the most hated lawyer in America." You can view a short trailer at www.disturbingtheuniverse.com.

Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler (producers/directors) manage Off Center Media (www.off-center.com), a production company that produces documentaries exposing injustices in the criminal justice system.

Emily Kunstler graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Film and Video in 2000. She worked as a video producer for Democracy Now!, an independent national television and radio news program that broadcasts on the Pacifica Radio Network and on public access and satellite television. With Off Center Media, Emily has produced, directed and edited a number of short documentaries, including TULIA, TEXAS: SCENES FROM THE DRUG WAR (2003), which won Best Documentary Short at the Woodstock Film Festival, and was instrumental in winning exoneration for thirty-five wrongfully-convicted people.

Sarah Kunstler graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Photography in 1998 and from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 2004. She is currently a criminal defense attorney practicing in the Southern District of New York. Along with Emily, she has produced and directed a number of short documentaries, including GETTING THROUGH TO THE PRESIDENT (2004), which has aired on the Sundance Channel, Current TV, and Channel Thirteen/WNET. DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE is the sisters’ first documentary feature.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission is free to current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.


Emily Meyers
Mon 6 Oct 2008Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Meaningful Media is looking for interns!

Meaningful Media is a network of people committed to using media to create positive change. Meaningful Media is committed to changing the world through media by:

- CREATING a vibrant network of advocates, creators, distributors, and viewers of meaningful media

- INSPIRING action and social change through media.

- EMPOWERING members with tools and resources to succeed.-

- RESHAPING the media landscape through research, education and dialogue.

Find out more at www.meaningfulmedia.org

Job Description:
We are looking for interns to help plan events, do research, and provide administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match your interests, and reward your hard work with our Meaningful Media Intern Incentive Program. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, secure a good recommendation AND make the world a better place!

Job Requirements:
We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for meaningful media. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events around town.
Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Please email resumes and cover letters to: assistant@meaningfulmedia.org
Please specify that you are applying for the Meaningful Media Internship.

Hope to hear from you!


Aldric Chang
Tue 7 Oct 2008Link

Hi All,

Mediafreaks is an animation production company that focuses on working closely with producers, distributors, broadcasters and partners worldwide to produce original television content and high-end animation for broadcast and marketing purposes.

Established in 2003, Mediafreaks has since produced hundreds of projects spanning from animated cartoon series to television commercials to CGI for documentaries to medical and architectural visualization work.

Our documentary credits include the Man Made Marvels series, Mega Structure series, the award winning Super Cell, Secrets of the Battleship Yamato and many more.

Please check our documentary showreel at http://www.media-freaks.com/documentary-animation/documentary-animation-showreel and drop us a mail at info@media-freaks.com for your CG and animation needs.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Cara Kay
Wed 8 Oct 2008Link

Hello Everyone,

My name is Cara Kay and I am currently working with a development team for a brand new television network that will launch in April of 2009. Right now, my assignment is to review short form content and submit what I find to our team, who will then decide which content to pass on to our acquisitions director. Our team is scouring the internet in search of ready-made user-submitted content, but we are also being encouraged to look for artists who might like to use our platform as a fresh opportunity to launch their own creativity by customizing content specific to our brand.

Here's what we're looking for:

The duration of each short form submission needs to be between 3-10 minutes long and deal with themes of purpose and identity, social justice and environmentalism, community and relationships, a quest for spirituality, or arts and culture. We are not boxing anybody into a specific production quality standard. We rate the quality of a short according the impact of its message and the creativity in which it is communicated.

Here are examples of some short form styles that represent what our network would be interested in:

RELATIONSHIPS:
A Thousand Words: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=74
My First Crush: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=48

SOCIAL JUSTICE:
Mankind is No Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrDxe9gK8Gk&feature=PlayList&p=7A4F257C8DB1F308&index=2
Bright Orange: http://www.good.is/?p=11868

PURPOSE & IDENTITY:
Dancing Queen: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=4
Ignorable Calling: http://www.vimeo.com/672573

SPIRITUAL / INSPIRATIONAL:
Nick Vujicic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcrYVq1Dcc
Nooma Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32EZrJBmAqU&feature=related

ART & CULTURE:
Harmonica Beatbox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHUuqsSCn5g
1 Week of Art Works: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1455262/1week_of_art_works/

Please realize that a submission does not guarantee that the project will be picked up by our network. It will be reviewed by our development team first and then, if the team agrees to pursue acquisition of the content, the producer will be contacted. What I can guarantee is this: all fresh content that is made specific to the themes listed above and that has not been viewed through any other media outlet will DEFINITELY make it to the top of our selection list as we want to find new content-creators for our network in order to mark it as a broadcasting entity that's fresh and innovative rather than just another media outlet regurgitating what has already been done.

You can submit your short form(s) via FTP or better yet, email me a link for online viewing. If either option does not work for you, then email me and I will give you an address so you can send me a DVD. When emailing me, use the following Subject Header: Cara Kay Short Form Response.

Thanks,
Cara Kay
cara@soundsbigproductions.com

Edited Wed 8 Oct 2008 by Cara Kay

Gregg Schwenk
Mon 13 Oct 2008Link

2009 Newport Beach Film Festival Call for Submissions

The Newport Beach Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with an action-packed line up of independent and studio films from around the globe. From premieres of contemporary cinema, to live fashion shows, and tastes of Newport Beach’s finest culinary creations, we offer filmmakers the ultimate Festival experience.

The Festival will feature nightly special events including: red carpet galas, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q & A sessions, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. In addition, the Festival hosts numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, film industry professionals and the media in a beautiful seaside location in Orange County, California (only 55 miles south of Hollywood).

Scheduled to take place from April 23-30, 2009, the Festival will screen over 350 films, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films. Films will screen at the historic Regency Lido Theater, the Big Newport and Edwards Island Cinemas in Fashion Island.

The Newport Beach Film Festival is currently accepting film submissions in all genres and categories from professional and student filmmakers from around the world. Please submit your film, through the following link www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.


Simon Wilkinson
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Hi,

I am a composer who has scored several feature films, TV adverts, documentaries and other visual media projects. I write music in a range of styles from atmospheric ambient soundscapes to contemporary orchestral and electronica.

I've just added the first in a series of music album downloads specifically composed for film and documentary makers to my website. It's a royalty-free collection meaning that buying the collection grants the user a license to use the music with no further worries about license fees or further payments.

The music is a collection of dark piano and atmospheric background beds that would work well in serious documentaries, horror, drama, thrillers etc. The collection of 15 tracks is 45 minutes long and is available for a limited time for just £24.95 (approx. 43$ USD) which is the only amount you need to pay in order to use this music in any of your productions, whether for commercial, non-commercial, broadcast, non-broadcast, festivals etc.

You can find out more or hear short clips here:

www.thebluemask.com

The majority of the rest of my music is also available to license for your film depending on the usage. See rates here:

www.thebluemask.com/licensing.htm

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

Simon Wilkinson
simon @ thebluemask.com
www.thebluemask.com


Ben Kempas
Wed 15 Oct 2008Link

Dear "Newport California",
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Thanks...


Rina King
Thu 16 Oct 2008Link

Hello,

Were working on a feature length documentary with an award winning team about a teenage artistic prodigy who created a secret society and underground magazine during WWII Prague.

We are in need of an assistant editor to start immediately – must have experience on the Avid Media Composer. Position is paid.

We are also looking for a post production intern – must have good writing, research and communication skills. Position is unpaid and intern will receive film credit and school credit if applicable.

Both positions are in Silver Lake. Thank you.


Richard Sowienski
Thu 16 Oct 2008Link

Call for Entries: $4,500 in prize money--$1,000 for video/film categories

The Missouri Review, named one of the top five literary magazines in the country, announces the addition of two short video categories to its annual Audio (and now Video) Competition. The video/film prize money of $1,000 will be divided between the first place winners in the Creative Short category and Documentary category. Running time for entries should be 10 minutes or less. In addition to being eligible for the cash awards students are also eligible for “Best Student Entry,” a non-cash award.

Winning and selected entries also have the opportunity to be screened in conjunction with the True/False Film Fest (Feb. 28 to March 2, in Columbia, MO, www.truefalse.org), an event that attracts emerging and top filmmakers nationwide. Winners will also be featured as video podcasts on the website of The Missouri Review magazine.

Judges include True/False Film Fest co-directors David Wilson and Paul Sturtz; Emmy-winning documentarian Robert Swope; and novelist, American Book Award winner, and editor of The Missouri Review, Speer Morgan.

The entry fee of $24 includes a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review. Postmark deadline is Dec. 1, 2008. For guidelines and entry form, please visit www.missourireview.com.


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