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Jonathan Bland
Fri 28 Aug 2009Link

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running. I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.

Looking forward......


Joy Tuttle
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Contact: Joy Tuttle
Phone: (310-229-5365
Email: info@thewinawards.com

  • * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * * * * WIN Combines Its Two Annual Events: The WIN Awards & The WIN Film Festival
    WIN Now Accepting Film Entries

August 24, 2009 (Los Angeles) Women's Image Network announces The WIN Film Festival (formerly WINFemme) 2009 Entry Call seeking independent narrative and documentary features as well as short film entries. The Early Entry Deadline is August 31st while the Final Entry Deadline is September 15, 2000.

While The WIN Film Festival supports (male and female) independent filmmakers who create dimensional female media images, The WIN Awards pay tribute to competing studio films and network television that either feature a female protagonist or are created by a woman.

Now in its sixth year, The WIN Film Festival 2009 will be held November 1st to 3rd in Los Angeles and will book end The WIN Awards, its annual high-profile event which will be held on Monday, November 2nd.

The WIN Awards 2009: Honors competing broadcast network television shows and released studio films. To be held on Monday, November 2, 2009.

The WIN Awards Woman of The Year 2009 Honoree
TBD

WIN Mission
Since 1993, Women's Image Network, (WIN), a 501c3, non-profit charity has produced The WIN Awards to thank film and television producers, directors, actors and executives, who create dimensional female media images and thereby promote economic and social parity.

WIN History
A few former WIN Award honorees and recipients include: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Lauren Bacall, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Laura Ziskin, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tichi Wilkerson, Ralph Fiennes, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Ladd, Catherine Hardwicke and Gurinder Chadha. Previous Event Chairs are Martha Luttrell, Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda while on behalf of Robert Redford, Mary McDonnell presented our 2007 Woman of The Year tribute to Barbara Boxer.

The WIN Award present awards in seven competive categories. Former hosts, presenters and participants are: Rachel Weisz, Katie Holmes, Seth Rogen, Jon Peters, Angelina Jolie, Frances Fisher, Harry Shearer, Sam Neill, Lili Fini Zanuck, Kathy Griffin, David Brown and David O. Russell.

In addition to producing The WIN Awards show WIN also created the ABC Primetime Special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES. Find additional information at http://www.thewinawards.com.

For the complete history of WIN see www.thewinawards.com.
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at info@thewinawards.com or 310-229-5365.
###


Jesse Epstein
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Just became a member of D-word and this is my first post!

I distribute a series of doc. shorts with New Day Films. The next application deadline is coming up on Sept. 5th and wanted to let people know. For info visit:
http://www.newday.com/benefits.html

--Jesse


Doug Block
Mon 31 Aug 2009Link

Hopefully the first of many, Jesse. Thanks for the info.


Lisa Gossels
Tue 1 Sep 2009Link

Jesse,

I just saw your short doc, "24x25x36," about mannequins/
the beauty industry on POV--and would love to see the
other films in your series. Bravo to you! And, great
post-interview.


Cynthia Close
Thu 3 Sep 2009Link

Documentary Educational Resources, a well established (41 years in the business) documentary distributor, seeks a full time IT person with excellent DVD authoring skills. We are looking to hire ASAP.

To check details of the requirements for the position and how to apply, go here: http://der.org/community/?p=703

Phone calls are also OK: 1-617-926-0491

Ask for Cynthia Close, Executive Director


Le Sheng Liu
Thu 3 Sep 2009Link

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for event planners in the LA area. A colleague of mine is shopping around for a company to help him get a party off the ground for his doc TV series premiere. Thanks!


Marilyn Perez
Tue 8 Sep 2009Link

Hi everyone. I am now just posting this, please tell me what you think.

I'd like to introduce you to the film "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba," which NEEDS WORK. This personal narrative and lyrical film is part of a larger project which, calls forth our common humanity and together uplifts us by the evocative and creative spirit we celebrate of Cuba, in particular as invoked by the tradition of the Cuban Cigar.

Nearly 15 years ago, I began this road movie in the style of "the journey is the destination." Now you're invited to help (without or with pay) to roll this project into the center.

If you would like to collaborate in one or more of the following creative ways please read ON...
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations to caridadcopper@gmail.com. Thanks for your Thunder.

Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Director
Hand Made By Cuban Films
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations.
Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Director
Hand Made By Cuban Films
EMAIL: caridadcopper@gmail.com.


Please don't forget to stay in touch at: caridadcopper@gmail.com

Thanks for your Thunder!


Marilyn Perez
Tue 8 Sep 2009Link

OPPPS, S O R R Y
for the duplicate!!!!!!!!


Danielle Beverly
Wed 9 Sep 2009Link

WASHINGTON D.C – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT NEEDED October 3-7

LA and Chicago-based team making a documentary about prison reform seeks a Production Assistant in Washington DC for the period of October 3-7. We are looking for someone to assist with the gear and help us get around (please know D.C well, including the Georgetown University area).

Please be mature, mellow, flexible, and eager to learn! No pay but meals provided.

Email: dannabev@yahoo.com


Felix Endara
Wed 9 Sep 2009Link

DocuClub partners with UnionDocs to bring you "Sita Sings the Blues"!

DocuClub is partnering with Brooklyn’s UnionDocs to co-present a special screening of Nina Paley’s "Sita Sings the Blues" on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

UnionDocs
322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 395-7902

"Sita Sings the Blues" is a musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana, focusing on the relationship between the gods Sita and Rama, juxtaposed with the filmmaker’s story of the dissolution of her marriage.

Because some of the songs featured in "Sita Sings the Blues" have not been secured due to copyright issues, the film uses a Creative Commons license for its distribution.

Learn more about the film here: www.sitasingstheblues.com.

On-site dispensing dessert will be Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, a d.i.y. food and participatory art project that takes the form of a bake sale that utilizes the public sphere as a place for eating, feeding, and talking with your mouth full. Details here: www.sweettoothofthetiger.com.

A post-screening discussion on "Sita Sings the Blues"’ funding and distribution strategy will be held by Karl Fogel of QuestionCopyright.org.

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

If you are a current DocuClub member who plans to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net. Non-members need not RSVP.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online at www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul.


Natalia Almada
Thu 10 Sep 2009Link

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF EL GENERAL

WINNER OF THE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD AT THE 2009 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

“a tour de force of cinematic imagination bristling with beauty, contradiction, and the epic scope of Mexico’s last 100 years of history.”
Cara Mertes, Sundance Documentary Institute

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30pm ***followed by a reception
Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 4:00pm
http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/latinbeat09/thegeneral.html

PANEL DISCUSSION – LATIN-O-AMERICAN
Thursday, September 10 at 7pm
http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/latinbeat09/panel1.html


Felix Endara
Mon 14 Sep 2009Link

DocuClub in September!

Our September DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m., at DCTV [www.dctvny.org], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

Our moderator will be Merrill Sterritt, Production Assistance Program Coordinator at Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films directed by and about women. WMM’s Production Assistance Program works with emerging and established independent filmmakers to produce and complete their films through its workshop series, resources and newsletters, and fiscal sponsorship of projects directed by women. Sterritt is in charge of the operations of the P.A. Program, managing the workshop series, and working with 200+ fiscally sponsored filmmakers on all aspects of their projects. She also works as an editor, with films that have premiered at Sundance and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

We will screen "Caris’ Peace" co-directed by Gaylen Ross and Rebecca Nelson and produced by Steve Skrovan. The documentary profiles theatre and film actress and Yale graduate Caris Corfman, whose life and career were altered with the removal of a brain tumor that left her without short-term memory Corfman was once an actress whose talent presumed a lifetime career, whether starring opposite Ian Holm in the dramatic film "Dreamland" or in the original Broadway cast of "Amadeus" with Ian McKellen and Tim Curry. Now she can’t remember a line of dialogue, a stage direction, or an entrance or exit cue – the very foundation of her profession. The simplest dance step or lyric of a song eludes her, though she trained in dance and music since childhood. The documentary depicts Corfman’s resolute effort to reclaim her life in theater and return to the world that she loved. It is a personal, real life story crafted as a unique hybrid of verite, interview, and performance, and includes Corfman’s
friends and colleagues, such as actors Lewis Black, Kate Burton, Tony Shaloub, and playwright and producer Eric Overmyer.

Gaylen Ross has directed and written award-winning documentary films that have received national and international broadcast and exhibition. Her documentary film "Dealers Among Dealers" debuted on P.O.V. and she also wrote and produced the Emmy award winning "Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold." Her new documentary, "Killing Kasztner," which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, will have its New York opening in October.

Rebecca Nelson is an actress, director and teacher. As an actress, her work spans three decades in theatre, television and film. Notable are her roles in films, including Hal Hartley’s "Trust," "Surviving Desire," and "Henry Fool." She is a friend and colleague of Caris Corfman, having met as students at the Yale School of Drama.

Steve Skrovan’s first documentary feature, "An Unreasonable Man" was a profile of Ralph Nader. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Skrovan has worked as a stand-up comedian and television comedy writer, most notably, for "Seinfeld" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," where he was also an executive producer. He is now a consulting producer on Kelsey Grammer’s new television comedy, "Hank," and just completed directing his first narrative feature film, "Fred and Vinny."

Andrew Ford is a film editor and producer specializing in multi-award winning long form documentaries and narrative features. Recent credits include "The Last Kiddie Ride" (James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen, to be released 2010), "A Walk to Beautiful" (Emmy nomination 2009 and released theatrically 2008 and broadcast on Nova) and with Gaylen Ross, "Killing Kasztner." Ford edited "Until the Light Takes Us," on black metal music in Norway, which will be opening in New York this Fall.
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

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

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Donald Goldmacher
Mon 14 Sep 2009Link

If you are based in NYC and can do an HD interview with a community organizer as she is out in the field, please let me know. We would like to do this in the next 3-4 weeks.

www.Heist-themovie.com

Edited Mon 14 Sep 2009 by Donald Goldmacher

Tim Horsburgh
Tue 15 Sep 2009Link

Live Q&A with producers and directors of The New Americans on 09/16/09

To mark the finale of the Chicago PBS re-broadcast of The New Americans, Kartemquin will be hosting a live chat with Series Producer Gita Saedi Kiely, and many more of the producers and directors who worked on the epic 7-part series on immigration to the United States.

Join in with the chat at 1pm CST on 09/16/09 by visiting www.kartemquin.com/chat.

Can't make the live chat? Submit questions to the filmmakers in advance via tim@kartemquin.com

-
Hope some of you can join in with this – the level of debate on here is first class.


Marj Safinia
Wed 16 Sep 2009Link

Hey LA People,

IDA is hosting "An Evening with Ondi Timoner", multiple-award-winning director of the fantastic films DIG! and We Live in Public. Thursday September 24th in Hollywood. We Live in Public opens that weekend. This should be a "don't miss" event. Follow the link to buy tix.

Edited Wed 16 Sep 2009 by Marj Safinia

Angela Alston
Wed 23 Sep 2009Link

Host a House Party for the TV premiere of A SEA CHANGE

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 pm EST
WHERE: Your house & Planet Green Network
SIGN- UP: On our Brave New Theaters page: http://aseachange.bravenewtheaters.com/

“This film is both a love letter to the planet and an urgent plea to its citizens.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A SEA CHANGE premiers on Sept. 26 on Planet Green, 8 pm EST. It’s the first film about the evil twin of climate change, ocean acidification.

Will you help make a HUGE SPLASH and let everyone in the US know about the threat excess carbon dioxide poses to ocean life?

If you have cable or satellite TV, please INVITE FRIENDS or FAMILY over to watch with you, discuss, and take action.

"Just go to A SEA CHANGE on Brave New Theaters to host your own party": http://aseachange.bravenewtheaters.com/ . Your party can be public or private, just as you choose.

*BONUS* If you’re hosting a house party on Sept. 26 to watch A Sea Change on Planet Green , we’ll send you a FREE DVD to say THANKS for helping get out the word out about climate change and the ocean!

Let’s get ocean lovers and climate change activists working together for a FAIR, AMBITIOUS and BINDING (FAB) climate treaty in December! And finish off Climate Week NYC with a TSUNAMI of action!

“A Sea Change could not be more timely. I believe acidification of our oceans is actually a greater threat to our survival than is temperature or sea level rise, the conventional “global warming” threats. Acidification is confusing and difficult to even imagine for most people—we need your film.”
—Rob Moir, Ph.D., OceanRiver Institute


Amanda Woods
Fri 25 Sep 2009Link Tag

Hello to all. Simon Kilmurry, the executive producer of P.O.V. (Point of View) saw something I posted on one of their blogs about documentary websites and suggested I come to this site to post something.

I'm just getting started in web design and have done only author websites. However, I'm a huge documentary enthusiast and it only occured to me after seeing P.O.V.'s blog that there is a way that I could help support the making of documentaries.

If anyone is in need of a website for their documentary, please feel free to contact me. I'm willing to do it at very little cost simply because I love documentaries so much and want to help.

My designs are very clean, simple, well-organized, yet stylish. I don't do anything too fancy like flash and the like, but if anyone is in need of a simple straight-forward website, I can help with that. I don't have anything to link to right now because I'm in the midst of redesigning a couple of websites I've done, but I can always email screenshots of those if you're interested.

I'm in school full-time right now and have a couple of websites on my plate currently, but I could be available in December to take on another project.

Here is my email address if you'd like to contact me: plainbellysneetch@gmail.com.

~ Amanda


Doug Block
Sun 27 Sep 2009Link

Very kind of you to offer, Amanda. Hopefully, some of us will take you up on it.


Karen Everett
Mon 28 Sep 2009Link

Hey everyone! Screenwriters are free to dream up plot twists for a three-act story, but we documentary filmmakers must design scenes based on what was actually filmed in real life. These two constraints–“what was filmed” and “real life”--present special challenges. Whether a documentary editor is using a three-act storyboard or some other narrative design, how does she stay true to actual happenings when she must persuade and contort them into climaxes and plot turns?

I’m teaching my popular weekend seminar, “Structuring the Character-Driven Documentary,” on October 10 and 11 at the San Francisco Film Society. This class will outline the principles of classic three-act narrative structure as taught by professional screenwriters, and we’ll learn how documentary filmmakers can adapt these structural demands to the randomness of real life. For more information, click http://www.sffs.org/classes-and-workshops/schedule.aspx


Alexandra Branyon
Wed 30 Sep 2009Link

Hi, I've never done a blog and I am doing my first documentary. I don't seem to be able to get this writing to appear. Alexandra


Jonathan Bland
Fri 2 Oct 2009Link

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to
South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the
international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for
the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with
someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much
in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running.
I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is
interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.
jonathanbland@gmail.com


Jehan Harney
Sun 4 Oct 2009Link

Hi there,
I am putting together a strong production team for an ITVS-funded film for national broadcast on PBS. I need: an editor experienced in character development and story structure – a producer for film outreach, promotion, fundraising, and distribution – and an executive producer. The documentary in production is on the Iraqi refugees in the U.S. Please contact: Jehanharney@aol.com


Krystal Lord
Mon 5 Oct 2009Link

Looking for UK based crew for doc shoot in London and possibly Edinburgh Oct. 26-29. Please send any recommendations to: coolitfilm@gmail.com

Many thanks and kind regards,

Krystal


Patrice Williams
Mon 5 Oct 2009Link

The Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions for our April 2010 Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. This is the only festival of its kind to focus exclusively on green filmmaking, from production to content!

Shorts/Features are being considered for three main categories in the festival:

*GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film’s production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet (with sufficient documentation of this process);

*OUR PLANET, where the film’s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and

*HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.

You think your film is Green enough? Submit it for a chance to win a hybrid, tons of other filmmaker prizes and more.

www.GoingGreenFilmFestival.com
Twitter @goinggreenfest


John Burgan
Tue 6 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Krystal Lord's post on Mon 5 Oct 2009 :

No need to double post at the D-Word, Krystal. This is the correct Topic, however.

[Some additional information from Krystal]

We're looking for:

Steady cam and/or B-cam operator
AC with P2 card experience (must know how to download footage for us)
Sound
PA (needs to be able to drive producer, director and interviewee to and from locations)

We may also be looking to shoot some aerial footage and I would love suggestions for that as well!

Please email me at: coolitfilm@gmail.com

Many, many thanks and kind regards,


Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
1019 Entertainment


Stephanie Foerster
Wed 7 Oct 2009Link

I'm looking for a web developer to implement a creative web design that includes a CMS and multimedia (photos, video) elements. This website is for a non-profit in its first year, doing very exciting things in DC. Big on enthusiasm with a small-ish budget. Please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com if interested, or if you can recommend someone.

Many thanks!


Sydnye White
Thu 8 Oct 2009Link

Hi D-Word:

I am selling a CD from a teleseminar I hosted on How To Fund Your Dream Documentary. Please take a look at the website and let me know if you think folks would be interested in buying such an information product. Visit docsandtv.com. Thanks!

Learn how to successfully maximize your efforts and get your project out of the “dream” phase and into funded production with this exciting new 45-minute teleseminar.

There are a million stories to be told in the big city… and everyone one of them needs money to make them a reality. Do you have a documentary idea that you want to bring to life? Have you tried to get grants but got disheartened because of rejections or an overwhelming process? Do you work for a production house and need to improve your funding success rate? This recorded teleseminar will demystify the process of funding your dream documentary so that you can share your vision with audiences around the world.
visit: docsandtv.com


Krystal Lord
Thu 8 Oct 2009Link

I am seeking a UK based Production Coordinator/Manager to assist us with coordinating shoots in the UK that will be taking place Oct. 26-29. We need someone on the ground there to help us with coordinating interviews and locations in London and possibly Edinburgh, Scotland.

We need assistance as soon as possible.

Please send recommendations and suggestions to: Krystal at coolitfilm@gmail.com.

Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
T: 310-255-0907
C: 323-313-5402


Rob Rooy
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

Vivian Norris de Montaigu, a producer based in Paris, has contacted me to help her find a good videographer in the Washington / Baltimore area to shoot one or two interviews on October 22nd or 23rd. It's in conjunction with a documentary about Pres. Obama's mother. My usual people are all booked; can anyone give me some leads? I don't know Dr. Norris de Montaigu personally, but she comes highly recommended by a friend in the area of microfinance, a subject that I've dealt with a lot. She's also developing a feature film based on the life and work of Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and someone I've also worked with a great deal. She wants to shoot in high def, and would rely on the camera person to arrange for equipment and quite possibly also a sound recordist. Here's a link with info about Norris de Montaigu:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-norris-de-montaigu


Jason Osder
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

Rob, have you checked with these guys yet?

http://www.boniproductions.com/
http://www.richconfalone.com/


Rob Rooy
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

No, thanks; I'll check 'em out.


Robert Goodman
Sat 10 Oct 2009Link

Denis Boni is a terrific camera person. Tell him I said hello


Stephanie Foerster
Sat 10 Oct 2009Link

Looking for a volunteer camera assistant for a VERY short shoot tomorrow in DC, from approx. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Anyone know someone who's looking for experience and up for a little adventure? Please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com


Patrick Shirley
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

This is your opportunity to work on a short documentary film (5-10 minutes) in a group (3/4 person crew) in a supported environment. During these weeks you will be encouraged to think about how to use your stories/footage/first films to leverage yourself into the next phase of your work. After all your hard work you will be able to enjoy watching all the finished films at a screening hosted at the London Film Academy.

For more info please visit:
www.londonfilmacademy.com
or contact:
caroline@londonfilmacademy.com


Mike Thomas
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for any recommendations that people might have for an experienced editor. Of course, people are welcome to apply to the email below but it would be great if anyone had advice and suggestions. (This is a paid position by the way). Here's the spec;

We are looking for a talented editor for a feature length foreign documentary with a strong narrative. You need to have solid experience in character development and story structure.

Editing will begin in either December or January and ideally, you will be able to travel abroad to edit, but this is not a deal breaker (flight and accommodation will be covered)

You should be skilled in editing in Final Cut, have a quality reel with broadcast credits and references that can be checked.

We also want to produce a trailer.

For full details contact us at editor@chivitmai.com


Felix Endara
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., at the 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal). You can take the E, 1, or 6 trains to Canal.

We will screen a rough cut of BAD BLOOD by Marilyn Ness. Through the eyes of survivors and family members, BAD BLOOD chronicles how a “miracle” treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated, they launch a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.

Director/Producer, Marilyn Ness, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker with 14 years of experience. She founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries including BAD BLOOD and GENOME. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for Director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE O’NEIL. Ness’ other credits include films for TLC, HBO, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series American Experience and the theatrical feature THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG.

Other credits for BAD BLOOD include Editor Marian Sears Hunter, Director of Photography David Ford, Writers Sheila Curran Bernard and Marilyn Ness, and Coordinating Producers Kristen Vaurio and Christina King.

Our moderator will be Robert Bahar. Bahar is the Emmy-award winning producer/writer of the documentary MADE IN L.A. Funded by ITVS, POV and the Sundance Documentary Fund, MADE IN L.A. premiered on PBS' POV series in 2007 and has screened extensively at festivals around the world. The film, which has received an Emmy Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize and a Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations, is currently the focus of a multi-year DIY outreach and distribution initiative. Bahar previously produced and directed the award-winning documentary LAID TO WASTE, and has line-produced and production managed independent films including ITVS’s DIARY OF A CITY PRIEST, which premiered at Sundance, and PITTSBURGH, which premiered at Tribeca. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is the director/co-founder of Doculink, a grassroots and online community of over 2,500 documentary-makers. He has served on the Board of the International Documentary Association and holds an M.F.A. from The Peter Stark Program at USC.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

Please purchase your tickets online in advance here:

http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?category=92Tri+92YTribeca
+Film888&productid=T%2DMM5FT23

Only DocuClub members who plan to attend need to RSVP at: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Tracie Holder
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

The Secrets of Successful Proposals

Next Wednesday, Oct 21 | 6:30-8:30pm | $50/$40 | WMM NYC Office

Women Make Movies' Fall Workshop Series kicks off with The Secrets of Successful Proposals. As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and competition grows equally fierce, how will you make your proposal and film stand out in the crowd?

Join us for an essential evening of grant-writing how-to’s. Topics will include identifying a proposal’s 13 elements, writing an effective synopsis, approaching the best funders, and avoiding common mistakes. Successful proposals will be passed out and discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills and take the intimidation out of grant writing! Presented by Michelle Materre, fundraising and grant writing consultant.

Register today! Space is limited. The $40 discount rate is available to D-Word members! https://www.123signup.com/event?id=jsykk


Tim Horsburgh
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

On November 4th, 2009, Kartemquin’s Board of Directors will host a special evening in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the iconic documentary, Hoop Dreams.

www.kartemquin.com/films/hoop-dreams/15

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a rare opportunity to engage with leading documentary filmmakers and prestigious guests. Highlights will include an intimate conversation with Hoop Dreams filmmakers Steve James and Peter Gilbert and the film’s stars William Gates and Arthur Agee, a keynote by acclaimed Chicago journalist Alex Kotlowitz, and exclusive sneak previews of Kartemquin’s upcoming productions.

The evening will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will feature a discussion on the impact Hoop Dreams had on a generation of viewers and filmmakers, and the legacy of Kartemquin Films moving forward. We wish to create dialogue and build empathy among the attendees of the evening around the urgent, and still relevant issues Hoop Dreams explores.

Join us for this special event to benefit the Kartemquin Films Development Fund. The Kartemquin Films Development Fund will provide critical seed money in support of ­ tomorrow's significant social issue documentary films.
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Can't attend on November 4th? We're also hosting special events at Columbia College Chicago on October 26th with IFP, and at the Better Boys Foundation on October 16th. Check the Hoop Dreams news and Facebook pages for more details.

www.kartemquin.com

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/Hoop_Dreams__Still_Relevant_After_15_Years_Chicago.html


Doug Block
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

Dang, take that on the road and come to NY, Tim. Would love to be there to help celebrate a great doc and a great doc company. Give my best to Steve and Peter.


Senain Kheshgi
Sun 18 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Tim Horsburgh's post on Fri 16 Oct 2009 :

Is anyone going to film this? What a great event.


Sara Booth
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Hello All,
I'm producing a one day shoot in Boston this Thursday for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(www.rwjf.org) documenting a teen led event to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence among young people. Could anyone recommend a documentary style photojournalist who could shoot stills of the event? We're looking for local talent in Boston, someone who is unobtrusive, who can tell a story through moments, and of course high production value. Any suggestions?


Julia Welbourne
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link Tag

In reply to Sara Booth's post on Mon 19 Oct 2009 :

Hi Sara-
I lived and worked in Boston for 7 years and can recommend you contact Natasha Moustache: (www.natashamoustache.com, nlmphoto@gmail.com, 617-869-4742)
Full disclosure: she's a friend, but she's very talented and versatile. I think she's been doing a lot of club-type photography lately to pay the bills, but even if her style is not what you are looking for, she would be a good resource for other photo people in the area. I'll try to think of who else is working there...

Good Luck!


Ryan Ferguson
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Tim Horsburgh's post on Fri 16 Oct 2009 :

i definitely need to check this out. it really does sound great.

oh... and doug, new york can just keep their dirty paws off of kartemquin... you have enough great doc makers, companies, and events thank you very much!

Edited Mon 19 Oct 2009 by Ryan Ferguson

Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Oct 2009Link

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Celebrating its 11th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival (California, USA) is open for submissions. Take advantage of our Early Bird Deadline and save.

The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. The 2010 NBFF will host red carpet Opening and Closing Night Gala Celebrations, International Spotlight events, an Action Sports Film Series, an Environmental Film Series, a Family Film Series, a Collegiate Showcase, a Youth Film Showcase and a free Seminar Series.

The Festival runs from April 22nd to April 29th, 2010.

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22 – 29, 2010

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
SUBMIT NOW AND SAVE!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Oct 2009Link

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 23!

Early Bird Deadline approaching!

SUBMIT NOW AND SAVE

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 23
Features $35
Shorts $30

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22-29, 2010

For more information on submitting, visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Virendra Valsangkar
Sat 24 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Jonathan Bland's post on Fri 28 Aug 2009 :
Hello Jonathan, I am a documentary maker and an editor based in Pune, India. Your project sounds good and interested me coz I am very much interested in auroville. I wonder if I can be helpful to you in this project in some way.I would like to be a prt of this project. You can also contact me on v_virendra@hotmail.com


Doug Block
Sat 24 Oct 2009Link

Virendra, you may also want to email Jonathan directly, since he posted over a month ago and there's no telling how often people check in here. You can get it by clicking on his profile.


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 28 Oct 2009Link

The Documentary Filmmakers Course is coming back to The East Bay Media Center in Berkeley, CA November 14-15, 2009. Get great tips and advice on how to get your documentary film project from idea to the screen from documentary producer, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes.

Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales and distribution. Receive 25% off all sections by registering before November 9th, 2009 with the coupon code DOCDISCOUNT. Please pass this listing on to whomever you think may find it useful.

Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register fro the seminar. For website signups please select from entries marked "Berkeley."


Tristan Dyer
Wed 28 Oct 2009Link

I came across this today. Thought it may be of interest to any fellow Veteran/Filmmakers out there. See hidden section. Please note that I am not an agent of this org., I am just passing along something that I found to be a potentially good opportunity.

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