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Jen Kaplan
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link

Filmmakers Collaborative is a membership organization of media makers in the Greater Boston area. Our members produce documentaries, animation, experimental, and narrative media about a range of topics as diverse as history, art, music, education, global concerns, politics, environmental science, urban planning, community organizing, women's issues, and cultural studies.

We are currently expanding our fiscal sponsorship program to include national projects and would like to make the folks at The D-Word aware of our services. We've been providing fiscal sponsorship since 1987, have managed more than $15 million of federal and private foundation grants, and charge a fiscal fee of 5%, one of the lowest rates in the country.

Please check out our website at http://filmmakerscollab.org/fiscal-sponsorship/ for more info.


Nicholas Bruckman
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link

I'm looking for a fixer for a documentary shoot in Karachi, Pakistan ASAP. Shoot dates are Jan. 9th – 17th. Thanks!


Michael Collins
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I wanted to put in a good word for a grant writer I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 2 years, Joanna Rabiger. I actually found her from a posting here on d-word.

She's incredibly talented, experienced, great with deadlines, and most importantly – this year her writing helped us get funding from the Jerome Foundation, Sundance Institute, Gucci/Tribeca, BBC Storyville, and most recently – ITVS.

I know we wouldn't have gotten this far without her so I wanted to spread the word. Oh, and her rate is very affordable.

Joanna's email is jorabiger@fastmail.fm


Julie Siegel
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

2009 LOS ANGELES FILM CALL FOR ENTRIES

Regular Deadline: January 16, 2009

Final Deadline:
Short films and music videos: February 6, 2009
Feature-length narrative and documentary films: March 2, 2009

“…One of the best film festivals in the United States.”
--Jason Sanders, Filmmaker Magazine

The Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience of over 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.

More than 100 feature films—narrative and documentary—are featured in the Festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, archival presentations, and more. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and the Narrative and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards.

Films which have premiered and been acquired for theatrical distribution at the Festival include:
• Stephen Walker’s Young @ Heart (Fox Searchlight)
• Amy Berg’s Deliver Us From Evil (Lionsgate Films)
• Tony Stone’s Severed Ways (Magnolia Pictures)
• Stacy Title’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror (Xenon Pictures)
• Don Argott’s Rock School (Newmarket Films)
• George Hickenlooper’s Mayor of the Sunset Strip (First Look Pictures)
• Charles Herman-Wurmfeld’s Kissing Jessica Stein (Fox Searchlight)

Discounted entry fees are available for early submissions.

For entry forms and submission details, go to www.LAFilmFest.com or www.Withoutabox.com.


Michael Collins
Fri 12 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a feature length doc that has recently been recommended for funding by ITVS. We just finished shooting and are gearing up for post. One huge task we have right now is to prepare our budget for ITVS (past and future). It clearly takes a whole lot of time and skills that we don't currently have. So right now I'm looking for an Associate Producer/Production Manager to join our team for the duration of the project to help us manage and deal with our budget. And because ITVS has such specific requirements, I'm hoping to find someone in NYC who has experience specifically with ITVS.

I'm also looking for a lawyer to help us with the contract negotiation. Again, I'd like someone with ITVS experience.

This is our first feature and much of this is new us, so if anyone has any advice as we move into this next phase of production its always much appreciated.

Thanks! – Michael

mcrobot@mac.com


Charity B Ellis
Sat 13 Dec 2008Link

Hi All,
I wanted to second Michael's post from a couple of days ago about Joanna Rabiger, grantwriter. Joanna is truly a pleasure to work with! She is incredibly talented and dedicated, with a gift for words and film structure and is able to brilliantly and succinctly articulate a project (without run-on sentences like this one). Her work has certainly opened some funder's doors for my current film. And yes, she is fast and affordable.
Charity


Michael Collins
Mon 15 Dec 2008Link

I'll third that, Joanna is the best!

To clarify my previous post: I've learned that the person we are looking for is a "Production Accountant". Thanks


Davin Hutchins
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

We are in the process of launching a social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries. It is also designed to create film clubs that serve as virtual theater groups to circumvent a shrinking theatrical distribution landscape. Since our silent Beta launch since mid-November, we've had more than 500 filmmakers register, some of the best in the business.

http://www.nomadsland.com/profiles/friend/listFeatured

If you would like to help test this new service, please visit http://www.nomadsland.com

Thanks alot!
Davin Hutchins
NomadsLand


Ben Kempas
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

Well, welcome to The D-Word, since 1999 the social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries... :-)


Doug Block
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

yeah, come test our new service ;-)


Andrew David Watson
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

with 4,607 registered users! (am i right on that doug??)


Doug Block
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

beats me. since we went to the new d-word, the stats on that aren't readily available. paging peter g...


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi everyone – Hope you are all well.

I am a young documentary film maker from Ireland, I have been making a Hip-Hop documentary 'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun' for the last 3 / 4 years. I feel it has international appeal and would be of interest to a lot of young people.

Discover and learn about cross-community relationships, Northern Ireland and the global phenomenon we call Hip-Hop.... (http://www.sub-cultureproductions.co.uk)

Its my first film so I would be grateful for some advice on what I should do next now that its nearly finished.

Regards,

Chris


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Andrew and Doug – My count is 2502 Members, 2254 Enthusiasts, 3 Hosts, and 1 Webmaster. 4760 Users altogether.

Chris in Belfast – Welcome. Have you said hello in Introduce Yourself yet?


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Here is a Trailer!


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun'


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi Ben, just introduced myself there, do you think I should put a post up in the mentor section? Seems to be plenty of goods advice.


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

If you have a precise question, yes, the Mentoring Room is all yours. Just try not to repeat the same general posting as you did before.

This topic here, Classifieds, basically is for ads like "I need..." or "I offer..." or "I invite...".


Nicholas Bruckman
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hey all,

I need a fixer in New Delhi for a documentary shoot Jan 4th-11th. Responsibilities are to arrange van, a shooter if necessary, permissions etc.
Send any leads to n@nickny.com , thanks!


Karen Steele
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Hi guys,

I work for film training organisation Initialize Films and I just wanted to let you know about two new (London-based) doumentary courses we're running in the new year:

Insider's Guide to... Making an Award-Winning Documentary:

This one-day guide is for documentary filmmakers and producers who want to understand how to develop, package, finance, direct and distribute an award-winning documentary.

The course will be led by filmmaker and producer Geoffrey Smith, who recently made THE ENGLISH SURGEON, which has been shown in over 40 international festivals, and has a theatrical release scheduled in the US, Spain and Poland. Geoffrey has also made several award-winning documentaries for the BBC and C4.

The course will take place on 31 Jan 2009 in Bloomsbury, London, and costs £85 + VAT. To register please see www.initialize-films.co.uk
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Project Development Course – Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs

Initialize Films Project Development Course on Narrative Strategies for Feature Docs gives feedback for 6 documentary filmmakers / producers on their projects over the course of 8 evening sessions starting on Thursday 15 January 2009.

During the course we will analyse popular narrative strategies for successful feature documentaries and workshop these strategies with each participant’s project.

Initialize has a strong track record as story / script consultants, helping writers, filmmakers and producers refine their projects and assisting them in getting development and production finance (including the BBC’s Storyville).

The course costs £195 (+ VAT). All sessions take place from 19.00 to 21.00 in Holborn, London. To book please see www.initialize-films.co.uk

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Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Karen


Emma Piper-Burket
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Looking for footage of modern china: bird nest, the stadium, chinese stock market, etc

Just a couple of minutes, it's for a friend, his film is premiering at Sundance so the sooner the better! Message me if you have any leads...


Ben Kempas
Thu 18 Dec 2008Link

Karen, I've had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on various occasions, most notably in Kosovo, so I'd like to say that he's a very thoughtful and very honest guy and I'm sure his course will be great.


Karen Steele
Fri 19 Dec 2008Link

Thanks Ben. Yes Geoffrey has loads of great documentary experience so the day should be really interesting!


Ben Mendelsohn
Thu 25 Dec 2008Link

Hello All, and Merry Christmas:

I just wanted to introduce myself and get my name out there to this community. If anyone in the New York area is need of administrative, research, or production support as they gear up for new projects after the new year, please get in touch.

I am an aspiring producer looking for work as a production assistant. I have extensive documentary internship experience, a strong background in foreign affairs research and advocacy, and experience as an administrative assistant as well.

I am proficient with FCP and Photoshop, comfortable assisting on location, and used to being ask to do just about everything. An all around executer (with a sense of humor, of course)!

CURRENT RESUME ATTACHED.

---Ben Mendelsohn


Nicholas Bruckman
Mon 29 Dec 2008Link

I need a producer/sound recorder for a podcast recording in Denver on January 13th. It involves conducting an interview and record a phone call w/ crisp audio.

Please send me your details and day rate, thanks! n@nickny.com

Edited Mon 29 Dec 2008 by Nicholas Bruckman

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