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Nicole Cattell
Tue 2 Feb 2010Link

DVX 100a in very good condition for sale. 142 hours of operation. Asking $1200. contact nicolecattell@gmail.com


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 2 Feb 2010Link

TODAY! Join Jilann for a special Q&A call about a new Coaching Circle that she is forming to HELP YOU RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR FILM. This DocuMentors Coaching Circle will be designed to give you concrete tools to raise money effectively, as well as support in a small group environment so you're not going it alone. Join for a special 30 minute call to let you know what you can get out of the Coaching Circle and how it will be run. If you haven't yet registered, and you are interested, please REGISTER NOW for the Q&A call (no obligations to join the group ) and send her your questions thru the event web page that you receive when you register. DATE: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010TIME: 5pm PST (6pm Mtn, 7pm Central, 8pm EST) for 30 minutes. To register click on the link below and go to free teleseminar.
www.documentaryhowto.com


Dempsey Rice
Thu 4 Feb 2010Link

NYC (Brooklyn) – I am in need of an assistant editor or a newbie editor who is looking for some experience but won't cost me much at all. I need to edit some materials for the DVD extras on a couple of projects (it's mostly cutting down interviews and similar stuff). Do any of you know anyone that is just starting out who might be interested? This is going to be in my home, so it's gotta be someone sane!

dempsey@dempseyrice.com


Amanda Woods
Thu 4 Feb 2010Link

Affordable Web Design for Documentary Filmmakers

My name is Amanda Woods... I've posted here once before but it was many months ago and I'm sure my post is buried now, so I'm posting again.

I'm a beginning web design with a passion for documentaries. If you're in need of a website for yourself as a documentary filmmaker, or for a film, I'd love to work on it for you. I strive to keep my prices affordable and am willing to work within your budget. I'm also happy to work out payment plans if you're tight on cash.

My designs are clean and simple, nothing too fancy... not yet, anyway (I'm getting there). I would love the opportunity to work on more film sites, particularly ones in which a filmmaker can provide me with large still images from the film so that I can get a bit more creative/sophisticated with the design. Of course, I'll also work with your input.

You can learn more about my services and take a look at my samples on my website. Thus far, I've done mostly writer sites, so I'm not sure how well those will give you an idea of what I can do with a film site. But if you're interested in a website and if you're able to send me large images and a little bit of copy, I can play with those and give you some examples of what a site for you may look like before you commit to hiring me.

Here is my url:

http://www.plainbellysneetch.com

You can contact me using the form on the website, or email me directly at:

plainbellysneetch@gmail.com

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Amanda


Jonathan Archer
Mon 8 Feb 2010Link

Live Streaming Event tonight with ITVS!

The Independent Television Service is streaming a special live filmmaker event online, tonight at 7:30pm from San Francisco!

In conjunction with the SF Film Society and New Doc Editing, ITVS will be discussing innovative structural approaches to documentary filmmaking.

What: Thinking Outside the Doc Box
When: Monday Feb 8, 2010 @ 7:30pm PST
More info and Watch Online: http://bit.ly/docbox

If you're in SF, there still may be tickets available from SFFS.org. It's going to be held at Mezzanine in downtown SF.

Hope you can join us!

– Jonathan Archer (ITVS)


Gabriel Sedgwick
Mon 8 Feb 2010Link

I'm on the hunt for an assistant/intern to work for D-Word founder, omnipresent host, and all-around galactic overlord Doug Block ("51 Birch Street") in the distribution and outreach phase of his new film, "The Kids Grow Up", as well as some work on several other feature docs. Our ideal candidate has a clear interest and ambition to work in documentary production, is a fast learner and fearless starter, and does not shy away from hard work. Internship would begin ASAP. Social media skills a plus.

Our office is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is an unpaid internship, but a small travel- and meals stipend will be given – not to mention priceless knowledge and contacts. Also, we're small enough that a prospective candidate would find her- or himself in the middle of the hurricane, so to speak, but we're also big enough to work with some of the top broadcasters in the world.

If you know someone fitting, or want to apply yourself, please send an email to gabriel@hardworkingmovies.com telling me a bit about who you are, what you hope to learn from interning with us and working for Doug, and what you hope to achieve in the future. Thanks – we're looking forward to hearing from you!


Steve Holmgren
Mon 8 Feb 2010Link

On Friday nights in January, February and March, UnionDocs will screen six excellent films, all of which have been named named Pare Lorentz Award Winners by the International Documentary Association.

We are very fortunate to also have the opportunity to conclude the festival by showing four important works by this pioneer, Pare Lorentz. All of these are documentaries that inspire the best in all of us – films that address issues of social justice, political strife, and survival in a world with declining natural resources. Each screening will be followed by a discussion, with filmmakers and special guests in attendance.

UnionDocs is giving away 5 tickets per show (good for you and a guest) to the first 5 people who reach out to me. E-mail me at steve.holmgren@uniondocs.org and let me know you are interested in attending.

Sugihara: The Conspiracy of Kindness
Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Rob Kirk
103 Minutes

Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation
Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Jo Menell
118 Minutes

Berga: Soldiers of Another War
Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Charles Guggenheim
85 Minutes

The Plow That Broke The Plains (1936) & Nuremberg (1948)
Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Pare Lorentz

The River (1938) & The Fight For Life (1941 )
Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Pare Lorentz

For more program info, please visit www.uniondocs.org.
UnionDocs is located at 322 Union Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Edited Mon 8 Feb 2010 by Steve Holmgren

Mark Freeman
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker recently sentenced to 6 years for subversion in China. Amnesty International fears that he is being tortured.

Wangchen’s 25-minute documentary, Leaving Fear Behind (www.leavingfearbehind.com), shows Tibetans in the Amdo region expressing their views on the Dalai Lama, the Beijing Olympics and Chinese legislation.

Please help spread the word and please sign the petition at:

Reporters without Borders
http://www.rsf.org/en-petition33442-Dhondup_Wangchen.html

More Information:
http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa18909.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/world/asia/31tibet.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Dhondup%20Wangchen&st=cse

thank you,

Mark

Mark Freeman
Professor
School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7601
Ph 619 594-5497
Fax 619 594-1391
http://www.markfreemanfilms.org

"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom." – Benjamin Nathan Cardozo


John Burgan
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

Good call, Mike. Thanks for posting.


Felix Endara
Wed 10 Feb 2010Link

DocuClub in February!

Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE by Jonathan Lee. The first documentary about Paul Goodman, the late social critic, poet, philosopher of education, or, as he called himself, "man of letters in the old-fashioned sense," it follows a biographical through-line and is structured around interviews with family, friends, peers, and activists from the peace, educational reform, and gay movements who today are found in Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, California, West Virginia, New York City, Vermont, Paris, and Catalonia, Spain. The interviews are interwoven with archival footage of Goodman and major events in which he was involved and photos made available by his widow Sally. Some interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Judith Malina, and Grace Paley. See a trailer here: http://www.paulgoodmanfilm.com/trailer.shtml.

Director/Producer Jonathan Lee served as producer of the FEAR OF DISCLOSURE PROJECT, a series of videos that explore the act of revealing that one is HIV+ or has AIDS, which began with a video by the late Phil Zwickler and David Wojnarowicz. Under Lee's direction, the project produced and distributed (IN)VISIBLE WOMEN, Ellen Spiro and Marina Alvarez, NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN (NO REGRET), Marlon T. Riggs, and OUT IN SILENCE & NOT A SIMPLE STORY, Christine Choy. From 1995-2003, Lee was the founder/director of the Maine Speakout Project, a statewide organization that trained and deployed volunteer speakers to share their personal experiences as sexual minority Mainers with mainstream groups throughout the state. In 2003, Lee returned to New York City to begin working on PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE.

Associate Producer Robert Hawk has been a longtime advisor to filmmakers and film festivals, has had his own business, ICI (Independent Consultation for Independents) for over 13 years, and been a part of the independent film scene for 23 years. Producer credits include Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine's acclaimed documentary, BALLETS RUSSES. Starting with his involvement in documentary as a researcher on Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, he has been credited with discovering and/or nurturing the talents of such filmmakers as Epstein, Nathaniel Kahn (MY ARCHITECT), Kevin Smith (beginning with CLERKS), Ed Burns (BROTHERS McMULLEN), David Siegel and Scott McGehee (DEEP END; BEE SEASON), and Geller & Goldfine. He has also consulted on hundreds of documentaries, including Oscar winners/nominees such as COMMON THREADS: TALES FROM THE QUILT, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER, and REGRET TO INFORM.

Editor Kimberly Reed is a filmmaker living in New York City. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and has been awarded a Yaddo Artists’ Community Fellowship, a Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop Fellowship, and a spot in Al Gore’s Current TV Symposium on the Future of Non-Fiction Film. Her work has been featured four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week. Her film PRODIGAL SONS — a co-production with BBC Storyville, Sundance Channel, and CBC/Canada — has been shown around the world in festivals and on television. It was also screened in rough cut at DocuClub in April 2008.

Our moderator will be Basil Tsiokos, who has been a Programming Associate (Documentary Features) for the Sundance Film Festival since 2005. He also serves as a consultant for filmmakers and festivals, offering project feedback and advice on festival and promotional strategy. He was the Executive and Artistic Director of NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival between 1996 and 2008. Tsiokos has also served as a Coordinator of the IFP’s No Borders Co-Production Market and has guest curated at the Jacob Burns Film Center and for the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Germany’s touring Verzaubert Film Festival. Basil has served on festival juries and panels for the Atlantic Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Full Frame, IFP, LaCinemaFe, Outfest, SXSW, and the AIVF. His writing occasionally appears in indieWIRE, and he can be found on Twitter as @1basil1.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended if you let us know that you’ll be attending.

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 11 Feb 2010Link

TONIGHT!!!!! How do you find the most amazing images for your film amongst the billions of frames out there in the Archival world? And how can you get the most affordable ones, at that? We're talking to Rosemary Rotondi, foremost Archival Film Researcher with credits such as BAND OF BROTHERS this Thursday, February 11th on DOC TALKS. We're going to get the low-down on saving tons of money and time and getting the very best footage and stills for your film.
DATE: Thursday, February 11th, 2010
TIME: 5pm PST (6pm Mtn, 7pm Central, 8pm EST) for 30 minutes
This call is for Members Only. Join us!
www.documentaryhowto.com


John Burgan
Thu 11 Feb 2010Link

Rosemary Rotondi is also a full member of The D-Word – we already value her as a generous and knowledgeable expert in this complex field.


Donald Goldmacher
Fri 12 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Tailinh Agoyo's post on Thu 11 Feb 2010 :

How do I get on the call?


Doug Block
Fri 12 Feb 2010Link

I imagine you'd click on the link in Tailinh's post to find out, Donald.


Ben Dorf
Tue 16 Feb 2010Link

Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series 2010

From the team behind the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series is an exciting new series of interesting, innovative and thought-provoking documentary films. Join us every other Monday night at Tribeca Cinemas for another must-see film.

This bi-weekly series represents a powerful and varied mix of overlooked gems, out-of-print and cult classics, niche audience favorites, and seminal works that have helped to shape the non-fiction film landscape.

While dealing with a wide variety of subjects, each film has both connected with its core audience and resonated with a broader audience that isn’t always associated with traditional documentary film. In short, Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series is here to bring you the must-sees of documentary cinema.

2.22.10: Dark Days

3.8.10: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

3.22.10: Nerdcore Rising

Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students with a valid ID and can be purchased online.

All TC Doc Series screenings start at 7:30 pm at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (at Laight, one block south of Canal).

Share a cocktail with your fellow doc lovers before or after each screening in the Tribeca Cinemas bar!

We look forward to seeing you at the movies.


John Burgan
Tue 16 Feb 2010Link

You only need to post in one Topic (this one is fine). Use Introduce Yourself to tell us who you are and what brought you here.


Tailinh Agoyo
Wed 17 Feb 2010Link

Documentary Tip – LIGHTS, CAMERA, INSURANCE: HOW MUCH INSURANCE DO I NEED? By Winnie Wong http://ning.it/95MjAZ


Tailinh Agoyo
Wed 17 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 12 Feb 2010 17:54 UTC :

Hi Donald, Sorry I missed your post. If you would like to join the next teleseminar on documentary insurance on Feb 25, go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on free teleseminar.


Tracie Holder
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES – JOB POSTING –
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR


Dear WMM Friend,

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Production Assistance Program Coordinator position. Please feel free to pass along the information below to any interested parties. Your help is greatly appreciated!

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Founded in 1972, Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit feminist, media arts organization dedicated to the distribution and exhibition of films by and about women. Women Make Movies’ Production Assistance (PA) Program provides assistance to emerging and experienced women directors in the production of new documentaries, fiction and experimental films.

WMM is seeking a Production Assistance Program Coordinator who will report directly to the Executive Director and work with our Program Consultant. The PA Program assists women filmmakers to independently produce films by providing fiscal sponsorship, workshops, seminars, and various online resources. The Coordinator will manage the fiscal sponsorship program, including review of applications, administering contributions and disbursements, preparing government funding reports, and handling production assistance inquiries. Additional responsibilities include organizing and scheduling workshops and seminars, updating information resources and the PA section of our website, and promoting the program and its activities.

Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements:
At least two years experience working in a non-profit arts organization
Must have some familiarity with foundation/government fundraising
A basic knowledge of film production and/or financing.
This position requires someone to be extremely detailed, computer savvy, and who can successfully juggle multiple tasks in a productive and positive manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Flexibility, professionalism, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor, of course, are mandatory!

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume with and letter noting relevant experience and salary requirements to jobs@wmm.com. Please indicate Production Assistance Program Coordinator in the subject line and tell us where you saw the posting. Women Make Movies offers a competitive salary based upon experience, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays. Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, lesbians, and older women to apply.

About WMM:
Women Make Movies is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. For three years in a row, films from WMM have taken home top prizes at Sundance. In 2009, ROUGH AUNTIES by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto won the World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize; and in 2008 THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO received the Special Jury Prize in Documentary. Additionally, WMM's well-established Production Assistance (PA) Program helps American women directors get their stories to the screen. Recent films of note from the Production Assistance Program include Oscar-nominated NERAKHOON (THE BETRAYAL) by Ellen Kuras and EL GENERAL, by Natalia Almada, winner of the Sundance Directing Award in U.S. Documentary. For more, visit our website at www.wmm.com.

Women Make Movies • 462 Broadway #500 • New York • NY • 10013


Brian St. Denis
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

As part of the Documentary Organization of Canada's ReBoot project lab running from February 16 to 19, www.docspace.ca has launched a new ReBoot page featuring video presentations created by leaders in cross-platform media including Blog Cinematech's Scott Kirsner, the National Film Board's Kat Cizek, cross-media expert Lance Wieler and Upian.com's Alexandre Brachet. You can also post questions and comments for the ReBoot presenters. New presentations uploaded daily. Find out more about ReBoot and how to register for the wrap-up event on February 19 in Toronto at www.docorg.ca.


Christopher Quinn
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

Documentary Director Looking for Cameraperson in Nairobi.

A friend asked for help in finding a cameraperson to hire based in Nairobi. Shooting in HD for one week beginning 2.31.10. Filming at a school outside of Nairobi. Interview set up and additional filming in the regional area. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know or contact:

Adam Del Deo
ADelDeo@EndgameEnt.com
310.714.0700

Thanks


Koen Suidgeest
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

2.31.10 ??


James Longley
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

Perhaps Christopher means Sunday, February 28th? Or Monday, March 1st? Or perhaps the numbers have been switched around such that the actual date is Sunday, March 21st – or 03.21.10? Only one way to find out, I guess.


Christopher Quinn
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Christopher Quinn's post on Fri 19 Feb 2010 :

Hey Koen and James, Good catch. I hotfooted the details to post. The producer and director are traveling now but I am certain she intended to mean Sunday, 2.28.10.

Someone in the member classifieds has already connected them with a potential cameraperson in Nairobi but let me know if you have other recommendations.

James, thanks for the tip on d-word, it has already brought grist to the mill.


James Longley
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

Great to see you here, Christopher – looking forward to seeing you in person next time we're in the same town.


Doug Block
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

It'll put meat on your bones, too, Christopher. Just give it time.


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 23 Feb 2010Link

DocuMentors DOC TIP #7: Writing a Strong Treatment

Treatments are an invaluable tool at any step of the way in the filmmaking process. They are a succinct and descriptive way to get across the elements of your film to others. They are usually 1-2 pages and contain only the essential information about your project. (Sometimes a treatment can go up to 4 pages, and then would include a longer narrative story summary, and more character information). The writing should be well-organized, grammatically correct and exciting and tantalizing to read. You want to hook your reader and get them interested in your project so that they want to know more and so that they become a supporter of the project.

It’s essentially a marketing tool that is helpful in fundraising, distribution, and many other steps of the filmmaking process. Writing a treatment can also really help you sharpen your own ideas and concept of your film.

Your treatment should contain the following elements:

...for the rest of this doc tip, go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on DOCUMENTARY TIPS.


Matt Marxteyn
Tue 2 Mar 2010Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Held beneath the red rocks of Zion National Park, the international 4th Annual Red Rock Film Festival comes back in November of 2010 with more excellent programming that will both challenge and educate the mind. The Xtreme sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features are just the accessories to the festival’s staple of political documentaries and foreign film.

The festival boasts a strict "no back-door" fairness policy directing all competition entrants, including friends and "high-profile" films to submit online where every film entered goes through "the red mill" previewing and selection process. Early entrants are treated to feedback upon request so they can resubmit new versions of their film, and we offer extremely low entry fees ;)

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Triple Chance Deadline**: March 31, 2010, $13
Double Chance Deadline*: April 30, 2010, $14
Regular Deadline: May 30, 2010, $15
Late Deadline: June 30 2010, $20
**Enter 3 versions of the same film
*Enter 2 versions of the film
You may enter on withoutabox or at http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/RedPages/entries.html


Felix Endara
Tue 2 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub Co-Hosts screening of PRODIGAL SONS on March 4, 7:20 p.m., New York City.

After a successful festival run full of accolades, Kimberly Reed’s autobiographical tour-de-force [www.prodigalsonsfilm.com] premieres in New York City at the Cinema Village on February 26, and then makes its way through San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, among other cities.

DocuClub is proud to co-present New York’s screening at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place), on Thursday, MARCH 4TH, at 7:20 p.m. Director Reed will be available for a Q&A post-screening moderated by DocuClub’s Felix Endara.

Advance tickets are available for PRODIGAL SONS at Cinema Village can be purchased here:
http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/show_movie.asp?movieid=1760

SYNOPSIS:
Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations, including his blood relationship with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that forces them to face challenges no one could imagine.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Prize at NewFest, and Special Jury Prizes for Fearless Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival and Bravery in Storytelling at the Nashville Film Festival, PRODIGAL SONS is a raw and provocative examination of one family’s struggle to come to terms with its past and present.

PRODIGAL SONS is opening throughout the U.S. in March. For specific dates and locations, check:

www.firstrunfeatures.com/prodigalsons_playdates.html.


Stephanie Vevers
Thu 4 Mar 2010Link

Seeking Manhattan Apt. Rental for March 24 – April 4 (11 days)

I am posting this for a friend:

Rental needed in Manhattan, for the visiting family of documentary film student :
2 parents, (architect/administrator) and 2 siblings (ages 15 and 28).
They are visiting from Madrid, Spain to see their daughter, Caye, who is studying film in NYC at Hunter.

They speak English, are quiet, and are non-smokers, and courteous housekeepers.
Because they will have to do a hotel reservation very soon if they don't find a rental, kindly reply ASAP.

LOCATION: if near East 23rd Street or Union Square is a plus, but not required. Convenient Williamsburg might work also.

Reply to:

ccaayyee@gmail.com
917-600-6448


Saralena Weinfield
Fri 5 Mar 2010Link

Hi. I'm selling my nearly new Panasonic DVX 100B. The camera is in great shape and comes with a camera bag, charger, and three batteries.

All included for $1800 or best offer.

Please email sweinfield@gmail.com if you are interested.

Thanks!


Tailinh Agoyo
Fri 5 Mar 2010Link

DOCUMENTARY TIP #7: Distribution Strategies for a Changing World

The current state of Independent Film Distribution is complex and ever-shifting. Below is a run-down of a recent talk given at IDFA by indie film distribution guru and strategist Peter Broderick, as reported by our staff member, Carol Ann Short.

Seize the Future: The Cutting Edge of Distribution

There are currently unprecedented opportunities and challenges in what Peter Broderick calls the “New World of Distribution.” As traditional distribution has continued to decline, a growing number of filmmakers are using state-of-the-art models to maximize both audience and revenues. Peter consults with filmmakers and media companies to develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues.

First of all, Peter believes that the cornerstone of every distribution plan must include a Web site and a meaningful Distribution List. Many strategy steps will stem from these two items.

Here are some things to think about when crafting the distribution and marketing plan for your film.

Read more...

http://www.documentaryhowto.com/documentary-tips/138-documentary-tip-7-distribution-strategies-for-a-changing-world


Marisa Murgatroyd
Sun 7 Mar 2010Link

I've worked with Peter for almost 6 years. He's a pathfinder in the world of documentary distribution and a fabulous person. If you're interested in distribution, he's the man to work for.

Associate (part-time)

Join us at the cutting edge of distribution. I'm Peter Broderick, an independent film consultant and distribution strategist. I'm looking for a resourceful, friendly, and committed teammate. You will manage scheduling, billing, and database of contacts; handle filmmaker relations; and research new distribution models. This is a great opportunity to provide support for exceptional films and pioneering filmmakers.

You must have an engaging personality, be diligent, and extremely well-organized. A passion for independent film is important, and a knowledge of documentaries a plus. Must be a self-starter with solid writing, typing, research, and Mac computer skills (owning a Mac laptop is essential). Flexible schedule--25-30 hours/week split between work at home and Westside Los Angeles office. Must be reachable outside scheduled hours for urgent questions. Minimum commitment of one year.

To learn more about Paradigm Consulting, visit www.peterbroderick.com.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to associate at peterbroderick dot com with the exact subject line "Associate Application." The cover letter should state: why you want this job; your qualifications and relevant experience; and your long-term goals. Please write your letter with care since it will give me a sense of who you are, what's important to you, and how well you express yourself.

Please do not call.

Good luck!
Marisa


Emma Bailey
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

DocHouse & The Grierson Trust present: a day of award-winning documentaries
Spend the day at The Riverside Studios where you can watch the best docs of the year on the big screen, meet the directors and other filmmakers and have lunch or coffee with friends in the sun along the river

Saturday, 20 March 2010, Time: 12:30 – 23:00
Location: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, W6 9RL, London, UK – www.riversidestudios.co.ukwww.dochouse.org – Box Office: 020 8237 1111 – Tickets: £5 per film or £18 for a day pass

AT 12:30 pm – BURMA VJ – Best Cinema Documentary
Anders Østergaard, Norway/Sweden/Denmark, 2009, 84 mins
Winner of over 40 International Awards and Academy Award® Nominee

Acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard follows Burma’s video journalists, who risk torture and life in jail by keeping the flow of news coming out of their closed country. Armed with small handycams, they smuggle out undercover reports, broadcast them back into Burma via satellite and offer them as free usage for international media.

AT 2:15 pm – THRILLER IN MANILA – Best Historical Documentary
Plus Q&A with Director John Dower
John Dower, UK, 2008, 91 mins
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary Nominee

Joe Frazier, now 63, takes us on an emotional journey back to 1975 and the most hyped boxing match in history. Frazier has never forgiven Ali for his racial taunting calling Frazier 'Gorilla' and 'Uncle Tom’. Although Ali beat Frazier in Manila in 1975 in their third and final fight, Frazier says, 'I clearly won the fight. The proof is in the pudding. I'm walkin', I'm talkin', I'm still havin' fun at 63’.

AT 4:30 pm – THE MONA LISA CURSE – Best Arts Documentary
Plus Q&A with Director Mandy Chang
Mandy Chang, UK, 2009, 75 mins

The Mona Lisa Curse is a timely polemic by internationally renowned art critic Robert Hughes which examines how the world's most famous painting came to influence the art world. With his trademark style, Hughes explores how museums,the production of art and the way we experience it, have radically changed in the last 50 years.

AT 7 pm – AFGHAN STAR – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue
Plus Q&A with Director Havana Marking
Havana Marking, UK/Afghanistan, 2009, 87 mins
Sundance Film Festival Audience and Directing World Cinema Documentary Award Winner

Afghan Star was watched by a third of the population of Afghanistan. Over 11 million people, in voting for their favourites, experienced a taste of democracy. Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; a celebration of hope in the midst of adversity, 'the aim is to take the people’s hand from weapons to music'.

AT 9pm – THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD – Most Entertaining Documentary
Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno, France/USA/UK, 2009, 87 mins
Berlin International Film Festival Panorama Audience Award and IDFA DOC U! Award Winner

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby, posing as top executives of Corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, they lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate nemeses in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

Come join us in downtown Bethesda, MD Tuesday night for a Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening.

The Docs In Progress work-in-progress screenings provide an opportunity for Washington DC-area and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback. After screening each film, facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. These programs are open to all.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

Sex, Lies and Asperger (13 minute rough cut)
by Richard Concepcion
Is there a connection between the high functioning autism known as Asperger's Syndrome and predilection for sexual crimes? This short documentary looks at the case of an Asperger's patient, Jacob Heinz, who was jailed in 2006 in a sting operation for having sexual conversations online with an underage girl.

Chiben Without Notes (40 minute rough cut)
by Yan Chun Su
Chiben is an emblematic musical instrument for the Lisu people in China, just south of Tibet. By following the daily life of a master Chiben maker and musician Ah-Cheng, this film explores the complexities facing an instrument which is losing audience and practicioners and by extension, the traditional life of an ethnic minority in modern day China.

WHEN?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
In downtown Bethesda, a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro.
Directions: https://www.writer.org/contact/index.asp

FEE?
This screening is free. However, donations are always welcome to support this and other Docs In Progress programs. No advance tickets or reservations are required.

ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS AND THE DOCS IN PROGRESS SCREENING SERIES
Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Silver Spring, MD. Our mission is to give individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world. We do this through an array of programs including work-in-progress screenings, classes, workshops, one-on-one consultations, and documentary discussion groups.

The Work-in-Progress Screening Series is the flagship program of Docs In Progress and takes place in Washington DC and Bethesda, MD. It would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, The Documentary Center at the George Washington University and The Writer's Center. The Bethesda screenings are also supported in part through grants from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Aron Gaudet
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

I apologize for the double post in advance...I put it in the wrong spot to begin with...

MUSIC COMPOSER AVAILABLE FOR WORK--

ZACK MARTIN, the fantastic composer for THE WAY WE GET BY is available for work on documentary projects. THE WAY WE GET BY was his first feature score, but he has since completed another and also composed music for a few shorts. He is located in Brooklyn, NY and very easy to work and collaborate with.

I really can't say enough about his talents, and I will be working with him on all future projects in some way or another. If anyone is interested in hearing samples of his music or contacting him, I am including his MySpace music page and his email below.

www.myspace.com/chinmusic627

chinmusic627@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 10 Mar 2010Link

LEGAL ISSUES FOR DOCUMENTARY

WHEN? Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 12 noon

WHERE? Docs In Progress Documentary House 8700 First Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, MD (outside of Washington DC)

WHAT? Knowing a few legal basics can make the difference between watching your work on the big screen or seeing your big dreams go up in smoke. Legal issues arise in every aspect of film production. This workshop, led by media and entertainment lawyer Laura Possessky, is designed to teach film professionals about key legal issues and concepts to navigate common legal problems and to determine when legal counsel may become necessary. Core concepts of copyright, contracts and business law will be covered. This is an interactive program with class exercises and discussions. Participants are encouraged to submit requests for discussion topics in advance and to come to the workshop with questions.

FEE? $150 ($125 for Docs In Progress Docs Insiders).

HOW TO REGISTER? Space limited to 12 participants so advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, visit this link:
http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=52&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=03&day=13&Itemid=1


Felix Endara
Thu 11 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub Collaborates with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Working Films on “Story Leads to Action” Series, March 18, 7:30 p.m., New York City

Please join us on a special installment of “Story Leads to Action.” We’ll be watching a fine-cut screening of Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel’s ROSE & NANGABIRE (working title) followed by an interactive feedback discussion focused on outreach. The filmmakers and a panel will discuss how to balance the needs of the narrative with the needs of a highly effective and resonant engagement campaign focused on women and war, refugee rights and resettlement, and post-conflict peace building and reconciliation.

Moderated by Robert West, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Working Films. Panelists TBA.

ROSE & NANGABIRE (working title) is a feature-length documentary that tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive – her daughter Nangabire. For more information about the film, please visit: www.artsengine.net/rose_and_nangabire.

“Story Leads to Action” is a monthly series featuring Chicken & Egg/Working Films' filmmakers coming together with strategic advocates and educators to brainstorm and "design" on-the-spot community/audience engagement strategies for their films.

Thursday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Admission:
$10 DocuClub members
$12 Non-members

The screening will take place at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal).


Leonard Lopez
Sat 13 Mar 2010Link

Hi Dough,

Leonard here, if it is shocking to you then it is pleasantly do to us at transcriptionstar.

So please keep the one-liners coming in. Will try to kick start a few from my end soon after we break the ice with our non-verbal friendship protocol.

Regards.
Leonard.

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 12 Feb 2010 :


Derek Drouin
Sun 14 Mar 2010Link

Sorry for the double post!

EDITOR / ASST. EDITOR / GRAPHIC ARTIST FOR HIRE:

Hello, My name is Derek Drouin. I'm an editor in the NY City area with a wide variety of experience. I have only one documentary additional-editing credit to my name, so I am open to working at any level to gain more experience. My number is 310.463.2501. Thanks!


Leonard Lopez
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Hi Melanie,

My name is Leonard, it sure is good to read about the alliance, and while wishing you all success, we at transcriptionstar would love to be part of your growth by offering our English to English AUDIO To TEXT TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE.

Best regards with all our good wishes and support.
Leonard

In reply to Melanie Sevcenko's post on Tue 2 Feb 2010 :


Doug Block
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Leonard, I erased your double post (addressing it to a different person doesn't make it any less of a double post). We'll continue to delete your posts if you continue to do this. We hope that we won't have to delete your registration, too.

Edited Mon 15 Mar 2010 by Doug Block

Leonard Lopez
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Thanks Dough, will not repeat, and hopefully I do not make any other mistakes which will lead to the last step.

Regards.
Leonard.

In reply to Doug Block's post on Mon 15 Mar 2010 :


Doug Block
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Watch out for misspelling my name, too ;-)

We know you're just enthusiastic, Leonard.


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 16 Mar 2010Link

DOC TALKS – Free and Open to Everyone! Thursday, March 18th at 5pm PST – Teleseminar with Documentary Storytelling Consultant, Karen Everett of NewDocEditing.com. We'll focus on strategies for crafting a compelling documentary, from creating a great opening to your film, to using the 3-Act Structure to generate suspense. We'll discuss character-driven documentaries and how to create an engaging film even if you don't have strong characters guiding your narrative. And much more! This call will be relevant no matter what stage you are in with your filmmaking process – from development
through post-production. REGISTER NOW FOR THE CALL! www.documentaryhowto.com. click on free teleseminar.


Ryan Ferguson
Wed 17 Mar 2010Link

Hey anyone... especially those in the midwest... especially those in the Chicago vicinity. You are cordially invited to a giant dance party. Details in the below flier:


Tailinh Agoyo
Wed 17 Mar 2010Link

Here's a guest blog from our DOC TALKS expert interview for March 18th, Karen Everett of NewDocEditing.com.

Advice to Filmmakers: Reverse Engineer Your Psychobabble. I had the pleasure of having a former psychotherapist in my recent weekend seminar, "Structuring the Character Driven Documentary". When we began our story focusing exercises, he was picked to be the guinea pig. One of the documentary story exercises involves filling out three simple sentences, which provide the skeletal backbone for acts one, two and three.For example, the first sentence reads....

TO READ MORE: http://www.documentaryhowto.com/documentary-blog/139-guest-blog-by-karen-everett


Paul Devlin
Thu 18 Mar 2010Link

Greetings,

I urge all artists using the CreateSpace fulfillment service to protest their new policy of withholding all purchaser information. Put all of your CreateSpace titles ON HOLD, followed by quitting the company if the policy is not reversed. Immediately seek alternative fulfillment services such as Filmbaby, CDbaby, CCNOW, Kunaki, IODA, Neoflix, and others.

CreateSpace used to be an excellent fulfillment service that does on-demand, one-off duplication of DVDs, CDs, and books, so that artists do not need to maintain inventory of the products they are selling. I have been using and actively advocating this fulfillment service since 2003 (when the name was Customflix). More about me and my films at: http://www.blastthemovie.com/about.html#bio

However, the company was acquired by Amazon a few years ago. Earlier this year, without notice, CreateSpace instituted a new policy that withholds all purchaser information from artists selling on their site. Their position is that people who purchase our products are THEIR customers rather than OUR customers (despite the fact that they do not actively promote OUR products). All purchaser information is withheld because of “privacy issues,” even though we may have direct personal relationships with our customers. This represents a profound misunderstanding of the customer relationship.

The new policy prevents artists from building their business around customer relationships and from building community around their titles. It is in direct conflict with the promise of the Internet that our community has been promoting the past few years: bypassing gatekeepers in order to engage directly core audiences, allowing artists to build sustainable businesses around their work. Our economic sustainability as independent artists will be severely threatened if CreateSpace’s new policy becomes a trend in the industry.

In response, I urge you not only to join me in boycotting CreateSpace’s service, but to participate in an aggressive, online, social networking campaign to inform colleagues of this new policy, and to encourage CreateSpace to reverse it.

Please respond by posting on relevant forums, blogs, facebook, twitter etc. Make suggestions on where colleagues can post. If you are a CreateSpace customer, make your voice heard on their “Community” forum, and by directly contacting:

Melissa Creeger
Member Support Team Lead
mcreeger@createspace.com
(843) 760-8079

If we succeed, it will be a newsworthy story of our community flexing our social networking muscle. If CreateSpace does not reverse its policy, at least we will have informed our community about the drawbacks of using this service.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Paul Devlin
Director, BLAST!, Power Trip, SlamNation
www.devlinpix.com


Konrad Aderer
Fri 19 Mar 2010Link

Melissa & Paul,
Thanks for posting this. There's a lot of aspects to distributing on Amazon through CreateSpace that are ridiculous, like not being able to choose a trailer or even link your DVD listing to your VOD listing.

Do any of the other on-demand services provide a listing through Amazon?


Leonard Lopez
Sat 20 Mar 2010Link

Hi all,

Any new documentaries in the pipe line needing our services?

Sorry Doug for spelling your name wrog.
Regards.
Lenny.


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