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DocuClub in August: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7 p.m.
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: email@example.com.
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:
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...
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/
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.
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
But if you have any questions just let me know. My personal email is email@example.com
Director of Development
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....
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$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).
• 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
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
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
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
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...
Actually, Jon, the one place you can double post is the Members and Public Classifieds. But nowhere else, please.
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.
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Amy.
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.
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.
Seeking experienced verite cinematographer for a half-day shoot in Moscow, Russia. September 1st, 2008.
Please contact ASAP:
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
Could you please forward this to anyone you think might be interested?
We can offer college credit.
Internship in Outreach for New Environmental Documentary
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.
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.
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!
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
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: email@example.com 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.
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.
Ummm...you might have more luck making a sale if you call them something else.
At least they're new.
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... ;)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the film, please go to: www.madeinla.com.
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.
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.
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?
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 email@example.com, preferably in .pdf format.
All responses are welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.
Which frequency block are they? In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Thu 28 Aug 2008 :
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?
I'm looking for a experienced crew for a 9/10 day shoot in NY around Oct 15th.
Positions available are:
Two lighting grips
One assistant to the grip
One make up artist
One steady cam operator
One assistant to the steady cam
couple of PAs
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 :
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.
Need camera op for a few days this and next month for a reality show in SF. Anyone have any sf shooters? Email me!
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.
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).
sabrina (dot) rubin (at) usa (dot) net
Great workshop in San Francisco this weekend....
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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.
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:
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:
Both are available direct through http://www.zeitgeitstvideo.com or through Amazon, Netflix, or your favourite store.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
We require you to register under your real name. We can't accept registrations by companies or organisations, only by individuals.
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
FLIFF – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – 6:00 PM
“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.
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...
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: