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Lynn Cassaniti
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

STEENBECK FOR SALE

8-plate Steenbeck Editing Machine
Model ST 928, 16mm
1,000 ft platters, 1,000 ft high speed take-up reel

Rivas Splicer (straight cut)

16mm/35mm Synchronizer
(1 gang 16mm / 1 gang 35mm)

Moviescope (missing power cord)

Hand Rewinds (2)
Split Reels (2)
Spring Clamps (C-Clamps)
Take-up Reels (3)

Trim Bin
Splicing tape
Extra Bulbs
Cores (lots!)

Contact: Lynn Cassaniti
moviescout@aol.com
917-847-8491
(location: lower Manhattan)


Ben Kempas
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

In reply to Kristin Alexander's post on Wed 24 Mar 2010 :

Kristin, the hosts deleted his account after receiving a number of complaints about unsolicited emails in which he referred to The D-Word.

As he just had an Enthusiast account, he was only able to see your website on your profile, not your email address or phone number. (However, these are listed on your website.)

Edited Wed 24 Mar 2010 by Ben Kempas

Ryan Bruce Levey
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link Tag

VAGRANT FILMS RELEASING AND PUBLICITY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR HOT DOCS PUBLICITY AND MARKETING NEEDS

“Vagrant worked our film at Sundance with energy and enthusiasm”
Laura Paglin- Director, No Umbrella: Election Day in the City (Sundance’06)

“I worked closely with Ryan Bruce Levey during a promotional tour of the film "Lymelife" in Toronto. I found him to be truly invested and savvy with regard to his responsibilities and relationships with journalists and general media. I would also have to add that he was extremely considerate and a heck of a lot of fun to be with.”
Jill Hennessy- Actress, Law and Order, Crossing Jordan, Lymelife

As Hot Docs approaches, it is time start thinking about options for publicity and marketing. With the costs of a publicist increasingly a headache, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity is proud to offer an affordable and reliable option, with deep industry ties, and a reputation for handling some of the hottest indies, sizzling docs and iconic acting legends.
We pride ourselves on creating a fun experience for all of our clients, while generating press with media outlets from around the world.
Vagrant can provide competitive rates and assist you in addition with marketing and outreach ideas.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
About us
Launched in September 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity has gone from a Canadian theatrical distribution entity, to a multi pronged film services company handling everything from international sales, distribution for hire, service output for major studios/sales agents and film/talent publicity.

Our publicity department has worked on such festival favourites like PRESUMED GUILTY, HOUSE OF SAND, THE ENGLISH SURGEON, THE WAY WE GET BY, UPSTREAM BATTLE, LYMELIFE, NO UMBRELLA (SUNDANCE 06) and with actors like Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, Academy award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro, 2 time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, Emmy winner Jon Cryer, acclaimed TV icon Jill Hennessy, and the legendary Tura Satana, star of FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL.

Titles currently handled for World sales include IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID (TIFF 09) , Australian thriller CACTUS (Starring and executive produced by Bryan Brown), Dragons and Tigers award nominated THE “THANK YOU” GIRLS.
Our Canadian theatrical division has released such acclaimed films as MARGARET CHO: I’M THE ONE THAT I WANT, OUTSOURCED, SORDID LIVES (For Here Films/Regent Releasing) THE GRAND (For Anchor Bay Canada), 70’s Psychedelic tribute VIVA, SXSW audience award winner DIRTY COUNTRY, Paul Cox’s NIJINSKY, Hot Docs jury award winner THE ENGLISH SURGEON, the Martin Scorsese produced LYMELIFE and Aviva Kempner’s YOO HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG.
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity attends festivals and markets like Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Tribeca, Toronto, Fantasia, Montreal World Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland, Hot Docs and many, many others.
Ryan Bruce Levey
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity
318 Rhodes Avenue
Toronto, ON M4L 3A3
Main- 647-929-7304
E- v_f_c_rb@yahoo.ca


Jon Fordham
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link Tag

I am an online editor/colorist in New York and have had the pleasure of working on many documentaries from the D Word community. Here in the second decade of the millennium the post world has changed. While it is more complicated than ever to finish a film, especially in HD, budgets have all come down. Well, so have prices in post facilities. You might be surprised at the budgets we can work with. I'd be happy to offer D Word members a break. I'd love to help and at the same time shamelessly go on making a living color correcting good documentaries.


Ben Kempas
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

Ryan, I just upgraded you to Member status so you can say hello in our dedicated Hot Docs 2010 topic. I'm sure there'll be people with "sizzling docs" who may need a good publicist.


Doug Block
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

Ryan helped out with 51 BIRCH STREET at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005. "Energy and enthusiasm" doesn't begin to describe him.


Ben Kempas
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

I can second that from TIFF 2008. :-)


Randy M. Salo
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

Hey fellow D-worders, i'm a film composer as well as a doc filmmaker and wanted to share my work with you in case you need any music for your films. I'm in the NYC area but easily work remotely in the internet age. Thanks and Best of luck to all your projects! If interested you can reach me at [perpetualprogression(at)hotmail.com] or (917)349-0565

www.myspace.com/randymsalomusic

you can check out my current doc in progress here at CID:

http://documentaries.org/cid-films/faces-in-the-rocks/


Jon Foy
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

Hey Randy, the preview looks pretty awesome. I'm in a similar boat, doing a doc and doing scoring (with a bit of metal influence too). The music fills in the tone nicely. It tells me you are bringing us closer to his ideas, at least in spirit. Not in an absurd way, but a respectful way. That really came through for me. I like weird subjects like this too. Cheers.


Laura Moire Paglin
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Wed 24 Mar 2010 :

Yes I know Doug. Well if you can supply better adjectives, I'll have Ryan change the quote!


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

5pm PST TONIGHT teleseminar about DocuMentors newly released budgeting system. To see a sample of the system or sign up for the call, click on this link:
http://documentaryhowto.com/free-documentary-teleseminar-registration


Randy M. Salo
Fri 26 Mar 2010Link

Hey thanks Jon! I'm glad it came off to you in this way. Its very encouraging. You have a site up for any of your work? you can email me at perpetualprogression@hotmail.com so we keep the chatter down on the board. thanks again!


Felix Endara
Fri 26 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2010. Currently, our April 21 and May 19 slots are open.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include BORN INTO BROTHELS (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), PRODIGAL SONS (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: RADICAL LAWYER WILLIAM KUNSTLER (Sundance Film Festival 2009). For more details, go to: www.docuclub.org.

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

  • They are in the rough-cut stage and thus ready to be screened.
  • They are no longer than 100 minutes and no less than 45 minutes.
  • They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Manager
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
docuclub@artsengine.net


Nina Numankadić
Mon 29 Mar 2010Link

DOC ALLIANCE FILMS: FREE STREAMING OF FILMS BY KHAVN DE LA CRUZ

Doc Alliance Films presents a series of 5 FILMS by Khavn De La Cruz, the outspoken, experimental Filipino filmmaker with a desire to explore and cross boundaries. Khavn De La Cruz has made 23 features and more than 70 short films, most of which have received prizes and screened at international film festivals.

Visit www.docalliancefilms.com to watch!

SQUATTERPUNK (79 min), available now
In the midst of the squalor they were born in, the impoverished Filipinos of Squatterpunk still find a will to live above the preconceived notions of suffering that accompany their state of life.

BAHAG KINGS (74 min), available now
A group of tribal leaders from the jungle search the city like a hard rock band. Or is it a rock group looking for the jungle? The filmmaker was arrested for the film, together with his half naked kings. Funny, unpolished, musical and (hence) also a little bit political.

RUGBY BOYS (7 min), online NOW FOR FREE!
The winning film at the Oberhausen short film festival, Rugby Boyz presents a disturbing and compressed portrait of life in a poor neighbourhood in a Philippine town, where among the shacks the only source of entertainment for children is karaoke, rugby, and sniffing paint thinner. A cruel irony on the hope these children bring.

CAN AND SLIPPER (2 min), for FREE STREAMING staring April 1
A boy from the slums plays football. His soccer ball is an empty can of Coke and his soccer shoes are a pair of flip-flops. A shocking message about the real world awaits you at the end.

OUR DAILY BREAD (3 min), for FREE STREAMING staring April 1
A short documentary on how one family lives out each day to earn their daily bread. How one man's trash is literally transformed into this family's treasure.

http://docalliancefilms.com


Paul Fitzgerald
Tue 30 Mar 2010Link

Hi, I'm looking to rent a camera and sound package, 4/5 – 5/5, from here in NYC. EX1 or comp HD camera preferred. For a month shoot down in Virginia. I'm an experienced narrative filmmaker embarking on my first doc. Please be in touch at paul@pulledpictures.com

Thanks much!


Riley Morton
Wed 31 Mar 2010Link

when renting for that long, i'd imagine it'd be cheaper to buy.


Jehan Harney
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

Looking for an experienced game designer and a web developer soon to join my film team at BAVC's Producers Institute in San Francisco. Ticket, food, and accommodation are covered for 10 days starting May 28, 2010. This is an opportunity to be part of a project with potential for a long-term job. JehanHarney@aol.com


Florencia Davidzon
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

Does someone goes to HOTDOCS this year? We are 2 filmmakers going from LA.
It will be nice to meet with hotdocs members or fans!
let me know if you are interested or if you already are hosting an event.
thanks

Florencia


Felix Endara
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

DocuClub CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub is seeking a rough cut of a short doc (10-20 minutes) for Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include BORN INTO BROTHELS (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), PRODIGAL SONS (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: RADICAL LAWYER WILLIAM KUNSTLER (Sundance Film Festival 2009). For more details, go to: www.docuclub.org.

Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal). Our moderator will be Iris Morales, a life-long activist, educator, media producer and writer. She is the producer, writer and co-director of !PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Puerto Rican activism in the United States in the Sixties.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Manager
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
docuclub@artsengine.net


Doug Block
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Florencia Davidzon's post on Fri 2 Apr 2010 :

Quite a few are going, Florencia, including me (I'll be screening my film THE KIDS GROW UP). Can you tell us more about yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic?


Ryan Ferguson
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

one last reminder – folks near Chicago. big-ass party tomorrow for a documentary film. will be totally amazing with dancing and good beer and good coffee and so much more. BE THERE!

facebook event listing with flier and all the info


Ryan Bruce Levey
Sat 3 Apr 2010Link

Can't wait to see KIDS at Hot Docs, Doug!! Hopefully I'll be there working on something, nothing yet so far. But, I should still be around.


Gary Beeber
Sat 3 Apr 2010Link

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE of my new film
"DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE":
Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 pm

With LIVE Burlesque performances by Dirty Martini and other performers included in the film
Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
212.598.0400 | 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002


Stefani L. Weiss
Tue 6 Apr 2010Link

Hi,
I'll be in Boston April 14-20 shooting for my doc WinCatherine and am looking to rent a few P2 cards from someone. (The DP I hired only has (2)16GB cards and I know we'll need more than that.) I'm looking to rent (2)32GB cards or similar. Please email me at stefani@sparklinblueproductions.com if you can help or know anyone who can. Thanks!

PS. I'll be coming from Philly so renting from there is an option too. Rule was way too expensive in Boston.


Felix Endara
Wed 7 Apr 2010Link

Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will be showing a rough cut of short documentary BISMILLAH by Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman. The film follows the beginnings of one Muslim woman’s groundbreaking struggle against America’s political structure. BISMILLAH tells the story of Farheen Hakeem, a feisty 31-year-old Muslim Girl Scout troop leader who puts herself under public scrutiny by taking part in the consummate patriotic act: running for office. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Farheen is the first Muslim woman to run for office in Minnesota. Putting Midwestern niceties aside, she is neither apologetic for her religious beliefs nor silent about the biases she sees in her community. She lives the phrase emblazoned on her favorite t-shirt: “This is what a radical Muslim feminist looks like.”

BISMILLAH was a finalist for the International Documentary Association's David Wolper Award, won first place in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' College Television Awards (Student Emmys) and was the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Co-director Sarah Zaman was born and brought up in Pakistan, and came to the U.S. in the fall of 2002 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. While earning her B.A. in Mass Communications, she worked as a news producer, reporter, cameraperson, writer and assignment editor for three years at WEIU-TV (the PBS affiliate) in Charleston, Illinois. Sarah graduated from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute in 2007. Currently, she works as an anchor and producer for Voice of America's Urdu TV show in Washington, DC.

Co-director Jolene Pinder is currently the Festival and Outreach Director at Arts Engine. Prior to this work with AE's Media That Matters Film Festival [wwwmediathatmatteresfest.org], she was an Associate Producer at Big Mouth Films (the production arm of Arts Engine) [http://www.artsengine.net/bigmouthfilms]. She is currently a co-producer on the Arts Engine work-in-progress Asexuality: The Making of a Movement [http://www.artsengine.net/asexuality]. In her role in the production department, she was Associate Producer for Outreach and Distribution on Arts Engine's latest releases, Arctic Son [http://www.artsengine.net/arctic_son] and Election Day. Recently, she screened the short film Little Fountains (co-directed with Josh Solondz) at MoMA as part of her work with the UnionDocs Collaborative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute.

Our moderator will be Iris Morales, a life-long activist, educator, media producer and writer. She is the producer, writer and co-director of !PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Puerto Rican activism in the United States in the Sixties. Broadcast on P.O.V in 1996, it continues to be widely screened at film festivals, colleges, high schools, and community venues across the country. Morales has also produced several short films and web-based projects, and has published articles about Puerto Rican migration, immigration and detention, gender equality and other social justice issues. Recently, she produced and launched US-PuertoRicans.org, a web-based multi-media project that integrates commentary, news, video, photographs, maps, and history dedicated to the Puerto Rican Diaspora. She is also an attorney and currently serves on advisory boards of the Caribbean Cultural Center and Teatro Vida, has previously served on the boards of Women Make Movies, the Association of Hispanic Arts, and Black and Hispanic Images (BHI) and on artists panels at the National Endowment for the Arts [www.arts.gov], P.O.V. Television Series [www.pbs.org/pov], Urbanworld Film Festival [www.uwff.com], Media That Matters Film Festival [http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/], New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Independent Television Service (ITVS), among others.

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

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


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