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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
Fri 12 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
Mon 15 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
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

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


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