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Corine Dhondee
Sat 17 Jul 2010Link

Hi everyone. Great to be here. I'm hoping I can get your support. My recent doc is called The Queen's Suite. I'm currently raising the finishing funds on Kickstarter.

One comment on the doc is, 'The vid on Kickstarter is the most inspiring thing I have seen in all my adult life."

I've organised lots of great gifts from acknowledgments, online downloads, DVDs, photos, lunch with the UK's leading doc exec producer, a recording session at Premises Studios, one to one sessions in doc filmmaking and camera plus more. Pledges start from $3 (£2).

It's taken 18 months to make and it was done so without funding. It now needs funds for the online, dub and release of archive.

We have until the end of August to raise the funds. Here is the link. If you like what you see please do pledge and share it with your friends. http://kck.st/cbGGo1

All About Jazz just published an article where you can find out more about how and why the doc was made. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60716

Thanks for reading, Corine


Ann Husaini
Mon 19 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,
We're trying to add to our deferred-pay team for what we hope will be a fascinating and unusual music documentary on 80's band DEVO. Thanks for your interest!

EDITORS AND ASSISTANT EDITORS NEEDED – AVID – NYC (MANHATTAN)
UNTITLED DEVO PROJECT
START – IMMEDIATE THROUGH JANUARY
RESPOND TO: devohelp@gmail.com
Please put "ASSISTANT EDITOR" in your subject line and include a resume.

This is the first feature documentary ever made about the seminal 80's
new wave band Devo. We are currently seeking a co-editor and two to
three assistants to join our post-production team.

Devo, broadly known for their hilarious inverted flower-pot hats and
hit song "Whip It", is also recognized by its fans and critics as a
darkly subversive group of conceptual artists. Their ideas and tight,
aggressive musicianship are completely original.

Devo's name comes from an elaborate theory concocted by members that
mankind is devolving. They use music, film, performance, costume, and
art to get their ideas across.

Its members grew up in the 60's -70's former rubber factory
towns of Akron, Ohio. They were art school kids, and formed the band
partially as a dadaist reaction to Vietnam and the shootings of
protesters at Kent State which involved their friends and acquaintances.

Discovered by Iggy Pop, they became hugely successful in the 80's,
declined, sold out, went into hiatus almost broke
up, and now have finally made a new album – the first in 20 years.

The band's leaders, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, have an odd
love/hate relationship that is a central story in the film. We have
open access to the band, and have interviews with them, Iggy Pop, Dave
Grohl and other rock notables, family members, and a crazy cast of
characters who surrounded them during their Ohio days. There is
amazing archival and present-day concert footage, verite footage, home
movies and present-day stuff shot by the cinematographers Lee Daniel
(SLACKER, FAST FOOD NATION, DAZED AND CONFUSED), and Shane Sigler
(CAPITALISM:A LOVE STORY).

The film's theme could be loosely described as "what happens to an
artist's intense creative and political convictions as they get
older". We seek to combine traditional documentary method with
offbeat editorial styles and structuring to produce something that
reflects the craziness of the subject. Think Errol Morris' FAST CHEAP
AND OUT OF CONTROL. Devo now has a new album on Warner Brothers and
are touring. This band is well-loved enough and the film interesting
enough that we hope to garner strong festival
attention and conceivably a small theatrical release.

We have a quirky, fun team we hope you can be a part of. The
filmmaker/editor is Tony Pemberton. His first narrative feature, BEYOND THE OCEAN, went to Sundance and multiple international festivals. In
addition to Devo, he has a new narrative feature in the works which is
set in Russia and will be an international coproduction. The producer,
Roberta Friedman got her start with George Lucas on Star Wars and
Empire Strikes Back. Co-editor Ann Husaini has edited two highly
original feature documentaries, ALMA and CARNIVAL
ROOTS, which were both selected for Whitney Biennials and had wide
festival exposure, as well as multiple television projects for MTV and
other cable channels.

This film is a probono project. Hours will be tracked for deferred
payment. It does have strong investor interest, so we hope we can eventually offer pay, but cannot guarantee anything. Editing on AVID.
There is approximately 80 hours of footage. We have transcripts,
and need logging/organizational assistance and some synching. For editors, we are currently creating topical segments that we'll use to structure the first rough cut.

We'd like to give assists junior editorial opportunity – pulling nuggets they think are great, assembling string outs, and taking a first stab at rough cuts when possible. Please be able to offer either two days a week or a chunk of time a month.


Adam Zucker
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

Film Intern sought (some pay). MUST SPEAK FLUENT POLISH.
Needed to translate footage from Polish to English for independent documentary about young Jews in Poland today (http://hartleyfoundation.org/en/regeneration)
Contact me at azfilmmaker@verizon.net


Kevin OHanlon
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

We are looking for a grant writer/fundraiser to help raise funds for our world artists documentary series. Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised

We have NFP fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas and have a list of the 12 most likely sources of grant funding.

Below is the text from our recent fund raising entry on Kickstarter.

Kevin O'Hanlon is a gallery owner and filmmaker, originally from Dublin, now living in NYC. He's starting a nonprofit called FilmsOnArtists through which he will travel the globe to make documentaries about artists and the creative process.

The primary focus will be the artists' context as content, how they have been influenced by their environment, history and circumstances, and how they have uniquely channeled that experience in a positive and creative way. The films won't be about famous artists, but about spiritually and environmentally connected ones, ones who daily take random materials and refine them into artforms that educate and enlighten.

"Artists don't have a blueprint for what they do. No one has been where their mind is currently projecting. They look into a blank canvass and create a future that we will all ultimately inhabit. FilmsOnArtists will combine their experiences and report back from the creative front-lines to let us know what that future will look like."

O'Hanlon has made films of a dozen artists and art projects to date. Recent projects include a documentary of an orphanage in Cambodia, a woodcarver in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and two in Haiti. One of the Haiti films happened when Kevin went there to offer help following the earthquake and visited with orphans who had lost their home and school in the catastrophe. He joined forces with Life For The World and Haitian-American artist Richard Laurent and brought the kids 220 canvasses to paint. He filmed as these young artists created their very first paintings. From there, Kevin and Life For The World took that film and the art produced by the children and had an exhibition at his gallery in Chelsea. The money raised went to rebuild the demolished orphanage that is home to the young Haitian children. The Haitian childrens's project will continue to be supported by and reported on by FilmsOnArtists.

Says O'Hanlon: "This was one of those mutually abundant situations. We got to experience the mindset of these amazing children at a pivotal moment in their lives, while bringing so much joy to kids who had never held a paintbrush or seen a blank canvass before. The project empowered them, affirmed their artistic abilities and set them on a creative path to their own solution. They are Haiti's future, the generation who will rebuild."

An interactive website is being designed for FilmsOnArtists. The website will catalog the films and interconnect the lives of the artists that show up in FilmsOnArtists' documentaries with visitors of the site. Viewers will be able to engage more meaningfully in the project by perhaps choosing which geographic location thay are interested in or what type of art. A future feature of the site will allow the user to select a theme such as "hope", "curiosity" or "courage" and hear our global artists speak together on that theme.

We want www.FilmsOnArtists.com to be a place where people can gain inspiration from every corner of the globe and connect to a global creative energy.

Please contact Kevin: Info@FilmsOnArtists.com


Marth Christensen
Wed 21 Jul 2010Link

Kevin,
You should clear the "Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised" with your fiscal sponsor. They might have a problem with that... although that is exactly what they do, of course.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,

I'm raising funds to finish my doc. Here's something about why and how I made it and what you will receive if you pledge the doc. I have until the end of August. Thanks for watching.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all I realised I ought to have written a little bit more about the doc.

It's called The Queen's Suite

Tagline: A young jazz musician, Duke Ellington, the Queen of England, a 15 piece orchestra, a dream driven by passion and music that blows the dust of life.

I've been working on the doc for 19 months with no funding.

The vlog is about why I made the Queens's Suite and why it's on Kickstarter.

It's on so that the doc can be finished. I've organised some great gifts in exchange for a pledge.

http://kck.st/cbGGo1

Thanks for reading and watching Corine.


Ana Santos
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

Hi there, working in two media campagins that involve famous artists, photographers, actors and filmmakers. We're developing this campaings for the next 3/5 years and include documentaries, live tv events, exhibitions, books and social media. We already have a executive producer, a very good PR company interested, filmmakers and the production team. I'm the producer in one of the campaigns that involves a very famous national geographic photographer and is about children in conflict zones. The second project is a media awareness social activist documentary about the Amazon. I'm the director of the documentary, and i'm working very closely with a very interesting film studio in the area as well with local indigenous communities and shamans. We have already some of the sponsorship covered. But we still have a lot in the table to work on, so we're looking for 2/3 people who can work in future premises, once we get the full sponsorship we can pay for the amount of work done.
Looking for an assistant producer, contacting organizations, production companies, setting up interviews, creating schedules, talk to the team and figure out places, processes, timeline and everything needed before the shooting. The second or third person will be to make research about current issues and people in the areas, write emails to potential faces of the documentary and contact people.
please contact me for further questions,

thanks a lot
ana Santos
anasantosnyc@gmail.com
NYC
mantaraya.org

/96030


Corine Dhondee
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

With the gloom that has come with the closure of the UK Film Council, here's something to cheer everyone up. Just one of the exceptional musicians in my documentayry The Queen's Suite. Enjoy and please visit us at Kickstarter. http://kck.st/cbGGo1


Jilann Spitzmiller
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

The next DOC TALKS is this Thursday night July 29th (5pm Pacific) with film marketing guru Marc Rosenbush. This call is going to PUT THE FUNDRAISING AND DISTRIBUTION POWER BACK INTO YOUR HANDS. With the knowledge that Marc has, you can reach out and find your own audience and tap into powerful fundraising resources ANY TIME YOU WANT TO.

This call is FREE and open to all. But you have to REGISTER. If you can't attend live, you can hear the replay for 24 hours after the call. You will be sent the call-in information upon registering. REGISTER by visiting www.documentaryhowto.com and clicking on FREE TELESEMINAR on the home page.


Stephanie Brown
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Help! We are filming a documentary and have a last minute crew cancelation.
WE ARE IN NEED OF:
1 person to help with sound, lighting, and some filming. (we have a camera operator, but need a back up)
WE HAVE ALL THE EQUIPMENT!
DETAILS: Although this is an internship type non paid position, It is an awesome opportunity!!! The person must commit from Aug 2- Aug 31. Must have a Drivers license!!
We will give them $ for food. We will cover traveling expenses. We will be traveling across the country: NV, UT, CO, NE, MN, WI, IA, IN OH, VT, New York, Washington DC, FL....
Because this is such a last minute request, we are not too picky about the experience.
Hoping maybe we can meet today.....
If you know anyone who may be interested please call Stephanie (805) 201-5532.


Rosemary Rotondi
Fri 30 Jul 2010Link

Hi Everyone! I have 25 years experience as an archival film and photo researcher and network news researcher. If I can help you with your documentary please get in touch. My resume is located at www.archivalfilmresearch.com. 2129892025 and rotondiresearch@nyc.rr.com


Emily Meyers
Fri 30 Jul 2010Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO CREATE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Meaningful Media is looking for a part-time Program Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our nonprofit, manage our team of volunteers and trainees, respond to inquiries and requests, and move key programs forward in the areas of fundraising, communications, marketing, and outreach.

About Our Organization
Meaningful Media is a vibrant non-profit network committed to changing our world through media. Our mission is to increase the quality, visibility, and impact of pro-social media. We do this by CONNECTING creators, distributors, viewers and advocates of meaningful media; EMPOWERING members with tools and resources to succeed; RESHAPING the media landscape through research, education and dialogue.

We are a dynamic, team-oriented non-profit looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join our effort. Find out more at www.meaningfulmedia.org

Qualifications
• Demonstrated passion for socially conscious media
• Deep knowledge and understanding of the non-profit and pro-social media landscapes
• Proven management abilities
• Superior computer knowledge including web research skills, website & database management, and the ability to trouble-shoot problems effectively.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Extremely organized and detailed-oriented
• Experience working for a non-profit preferred
• Fundraising and development experience is a plus

We can only consider individuals with a background that strongly matches the needs of the position.

Job Details

Hours: Part-time (we require a minimum of 20 hours a week)

Compensation: $300/week

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, California.

Application Period: Friday, July 30th – Monday, August 23rd

Start Date:September 6, 2010

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to carrie@meaningfulmedia.org. Please specify “MM Program Manager” in the subject line. We hope to hear from you!


Nirmal Gupta
Sat 31 Jul 2010Link

Hi All,

Good to be here :) I am new to this site. Actually I am a Telecom Professional.. I am interested in documentaries and in fact I want to share and ask something -

I have a fresh new idea for a documentary and wanna share the script with an interested documentary maker or production house..

Can someone tell me who/which company can I contact..

Please help me guys :)

Cheers

Nirmal


Riley Morton
Sat 31 Jul 2010Link

Nirma,
what role do you want to play with your film? are you wanting to direct it? produce? just see it get done?


Marj Safinia
Sun 8 Aug 2010Link

One more week to go for DOCUWEEKS in New York and LA. There are some really great films playing that y'all should go and see. This week in NY you can catch MY PERESTROIKA by D-Word's own Robin Hessman, as well as WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker) and BUDRUS (Julia Bacha) in NY. Just some of my favorites. Have also heard amazing things about FREEDOM RIDERS.

In LA, you can see STEAM OF LIFE, in which naked Norwegian men discuss life in saunas (believe me, it's amazing), SUMMER PASTURE, in which you can witness up close remote rural life in the mountains of Tibet and learn about the value of yak milk as a moisturizer, and you can see THIS WAY OF LIFE, which I highly recommend for all phobic parents. This New Zealand family lives by a whole different set of rules, and it's an eye opening opportunity to examine how parenting is approached in this country.

These are just some of the highlights of a really great crop of films. And as we all know, unless we ourselves get our butts into theaters to support our fellow docmakers, how can we expect others to do the same?

I highly recommend a visit to the Arclight in LA or the IFC Center in NY. It's like taking a vacation without every leaving home.


Jessica Edwards
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

Sort of an off topic request, but I am looking for a wedding photographer for October 10th, 2010. Its ideally suited for someone who is just starting out as the payment we have is $500. The location is the beautiful bucolic Catskill Mountains but we would pay for transportation from NYC or surrounding areas.

If you are interested (or know someone who is) please email me at jessicalenaedwards@gmail.com

Thanks!


Michael Collins
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

INTERNSHIP

We are currently in postproduction on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. Our offices located in Park Slope.

We’re seeking an intern to assist with post-production. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will include sub-titling and media management using Final Cut. There is a possibility to assist with graphics for anyone with Photoshop experience or an interest in learning it.

The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion). Photoshop experience a plus.

Please send your cover letter and resume to michael@thoughtfulrobot.com

Thanks
Michael


Hannah Fe
Mon 9 Aug 2010Link

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DISASTER SHORT FILM AWARD

Do you have a documentary that tells the story of a remarkable individual's
actions in response to a devastating environmental event? Submit your film
to the explore HATCH Disaster Film Award presented by the non-profit,
multi-media organization explore.org.

Winner of the explore/HATCH award will be flown to HATCHfest Bozeman
September 22-25 and be presented with a Canon HD SLR camera package
from explore.org’s founder, Charles Annenberg Weingarten, and HATCH.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 25TH. Submission is free of charge.

For submission info please click here:
http://explore.org/about/explorehatch_award/


Jacob Bricca
Tue 10 Aug 2010Link

Lost my shooter, and am scrambling to find someone with at least minimal documentary shooting experience and their own camera to shoot for a few hours this Friday evening 8/13 in LA. Shoot will be at a benefit concert @ the Greek Theatre (Carlos Santana, Zach de la Rocha and others are performing, more details @ http://www.doloreshuerta.org/weavingmovements/). This is a DEFERRED PAY job for a documentary that is partially funded and is in the process of raising remaining funds. Screen credit and eternal thanks guaranteed.

Please write back if interested--thanks!

Jacob Bricca
jbricca@wesleyan.edu
http://jbricca.blogs.wesleyan.edu/


Jana Kadrevis
Thu 12 Aug 2010Link

Until September 3, 2010, the Institute of Documentary Film is accepting applications for the 10th East European Forum (Oct 21-28, 2010, Jihlava, Czech Republic). Get funding for your documentary project and meet international filmmakers & experts!

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 2010
October 21 – 28, 2010
Jihlava, Czech Republic

- Workshop
- Pitching Sessions
- Individual Meetings
- Networking

Application deadline: September 3, 2010. If you would like to submit your documentary project, please fill out our online application form

To read more details, please visit http://www.dokweb.net or our facebook page

Contact:
Hana Rezkova
Institute of Documentary Film
Skolska 12, Prague, Czech Republic
hanka@dokweb.net
www.dokweb.net

Edited Thu 12 Aug 2010 by Jana Kadrevis

Hashem Selph
Thu 12 Aug 2010Link

Hi all – I need contact info for experienced local DP's/shooters, as well as sound people, in Colombia. Preferably with experience shooting verite-style docs or news pieces. Any leads would be much appreciated.

- Hashem

hashems@gmail.com


Lani Simeona
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

FULL FRAME'S 2011 NEW DOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS AUGUST 15

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2010, 60 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2010 festival offered 8 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services. The 2011 festival will take place Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17.

Regular Deadline: October 15, 2010 ($40)
Late Deadline: November 30, 2010 ($60)

Please visit the SUBMIT page of our website for submission guidelines and requirements. (www.fullframefest.org)


Andrew Berends
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

Hello, all. I've been booked for a one week gig. It's kind of an exploratory shoot, and the producer doesn't have a big budget. We need to rent a Panasonic HPX170 or HMC150 at a reasonable rate.

We can get a package from Abel for $1000, but hoping to spend half that.

We'll be leaving NY Sunday morning and returning the following Sunday.

If anybody has one available, let me know ASAP. We'd like to sort this out this afternoon.

Thanks!


Andrew Berends
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

never mind. got it sorted out.


Karen Everett
Fri 13 Aug 2010Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm a documentary story consultant who teaches at the top U.S. documentary program at UC Berkeley.

I'm offering a new, 6-month coaching circle for 5 committed documentary filmmakers. You'll get detailed critiques on 3 cuts, advice for structuring your film, peer support and eight virtual teleseminars.

You can live anywhere in the world to participate.

Learn more at http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

This program is perfect for filmmakers needing help structuring an engaging documentary. I use innovative techniques for crafting films that are as compelling as narrative films. The cost is half the price of my story consulting services for a similar amount of time.

The New Doc Inner Circle begins Tuesday, August 17th. I have two openings left.

If you think this might be right for you, I invite you to find out more about this great coaching program today: http://newdocediting.com/land/innercircle/

To Your Success,

Karen Everett
Documentary Story Consultant


Suree Towfighnia
Mon 16 Aug 2010Link

Anyone know a sound recordist in Nashville, TN? We're looking to hire someone for one-day shoot next week (observational shooting with interviews). Please send them my way: suree 44 @ gmail . com

Thanks!


Elizabeth Westrate
Mon 16 Aug 2010Link

Hashem, we worked with an excellent crew in Bogota for our PBS series, e2. You can reach out to Warren "Zulu" Keuning – Producer, Tribu International – zulu@tribu.com.co He can help you with logistics and knows very professional crew people. Good luck!


Donald Goldmacher
Tue 17 Aug 2010Link

I am looking for a crew to interview a professor at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in the next few weeks. If you can provide a discounted rate and can shoot in HD, please let me know asap.You can reach me at:
510-527-1761
donald.goldmacher@gmail.com
You can see our trailer at the link below.
www.Heist-themovie.com

Best,
Donald Goldmacher, Producer


Chelsea Hernandez
Wed 18 Aug 2010Link

PBS Documentary (Fixing The Future) needs experienced Production Assistant in St Paul, MN and Fargo, ND for 26, 27, 28 29 of August and prep time before. Production Assistant must have camera experience and be able to supply two references for recent work. $200/day.

Contact: karen@bernsteindocumentary.com


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 18 Aug 2010Link

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Celebrating its 12th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its call for entries!

The 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 300 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.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.

The Newport Beach Film Festival was named one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine.

The Festival runs from April 28th to May 5th, 2011.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW AND SAVE!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Yance Ford
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY SERIES POV SEEKING INTERNS:

All departments at the PBS series POV, Interactive and Community Engagement and Programming/Production are looking to staff up with bright motivated, students who are passionate about all aspects of the documentary film world.

Interns will have real responsibilities and year after year make important contributions to the success of the series; from cutting web content to working with our community engagement partners to assisting with our Editorial Committee- the penultimate step in selecting films for POV 2011/2012 interns are an integral part of POV life. We’re looking for students who have experience with Final Cut, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro and Photoshop BUT we are happy and willing to train the right candidate. Prospective interns must be quick learners, unafraid to ask questions and open to performing a variety of tasks. A sense of humor, sharp wit and sarcasm are a plus.

Interns receive on air credit and transportation assistance based on the number of days they spend on site.

We are an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds and educational experiences.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to POV’s Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro at acatauro@pov.org .


Doug Block
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

And, best of all, you'd get to work with Yance Ford!


Yance Ford
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

In all of my curmudgeonly splendor...


Robert Goodman
Thu 19 Aug 2010Link

Yance I have a lot of terrific students who fit the bill. How many do you need?


Elizabeth Gesas
Mon 23 Aug 2010Link Tag

Hi, I'm working for an acclaimed documentary filmmaker in Santa Monica.

We are looking for interns to log footage.

More details to be discussed once the dialogue starts.

VERY HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE INVOLVED and can't publicize info.

Thanks!

Email me: Tenley1980@aol.com


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Wed 25 Aug 2010Link

The Paley Center is offering a $5,000 finishing grant to an emerging filmmaker working as part of our annual Pitch Workshop.

The Pitch Workshop is offering the grant for an unfinished, work-in-progress documentary film.

Late deadline is Sept. 7. You can find out more and apply here:

http://www.paleycenter.org/pitch2010

We're now also featuring video of our past pitch workshops – very useful for learning how to pitch your documentary film.

Richard Burst-Lazarus
docfest@paleycenter.org


Senain Kheshgi
Mon 30 Aug 2010Link

Seeking Toronto based AP's, PA's and interns for a doc project. Shoot begins around Sept 7 and goes until 20th Sept. All positions are PAID. Please send a resume and cover letter to me at senain@dynomitepictures.com


Ben Kalina
Sat 4 Sep 2010Link

Looking for a local shooter with HD/HDV and basic sound set-up for a one-person, one-day doc-style commercial shoot on Kona, Hawaii. The date is flexible, October 6, 7 or 8. Please send me an email at ben@mangrovemedia.net.


Mike Smith
Tue 7 Sep 2010Link

2010 ROGUE & AMC BIG BREAK MOVIE CONTEST OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Rogue and AMC Big Break Movie Contest announces its call for entries! Submit your film and launch your career.
The winning film will be released in 50 AMC theaters nationwide.

The submission period runs from Aug 16th to Oct 15th, 2010.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
ENTER YOUR FILM NOW!

www.iamrogue.com/bigbreak


Felix Endara
Wed 8 Sep 2010Link

New York: AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in PRIME LOCATION

Private offices within film and media arts center

Excellent central location, near all public transportation:
104 West 14th Street, 4th floor (corner of 6th Avenue)

Trains
walking distance to Union Square: 4/5/6/Q/R/N
6th Avenue: L/F/M at corner
7th Avenue: 1/2/3 1 block away

Spaces

1. Large space: 23 x 17 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 7 desks in an open environment)

- Ample shelves and storage

- Air conditioned

- 3 large windows

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $2,000/month

2. Small Space: 13 x 9 feet

- Available with or without furniture (Includes 2 desks, chairs, can fit a 3rd desk)

- Shelves and storage

- Receptionist

- Access to internet, printer, copy machine/scanner, water cooler

Price: $1,000/month

If interested, please contact Steve Mendelsohn at 646-230-6368. ext. 231, or by email: steve@artsengine.net

Steve Mendelsohn
Executive Director
Arts Engine
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x231
F. 646-230-6388
steve@artsengine.net
www.artsengine.net

Arts Engine is a trusted source of media that matters. We drive change by connecting media, technology and community.


Finlay Pretsell
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Scottish Documentary Institute is pleased to announce that Bridging the Gap 8 is now open for applications!

We are looking for Scottish-based filmmakers to make 10 minute documentaries on the theme of SHIFT. We want films to be told in the first person – either by the filmmaker or the main character.

12 ideas will be short-listed on the basis of the proposal and supporting materials. In the following weeks they will be developed through weekend workshops so that they can be pitched to a panel of experts who will commission the final 5 projects in December 2010. The films, to be delivered by April 2011, are intended for distribution in cinemas and festivals.

Who can apply?
This scheme is open to all filmmakers based in Scotland, and particularly aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission, and those filmmakers who have not made films for the big screen. We are especially interested in filmmakers from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We cannot accept applications from students in full time education.

DEADLINE: 6 October 2010

For further details please visit our website or contact Flore on f.cosquer@eca.ac.uk | 0131 2216204

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Felix Endara
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

DocuClub in September!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Women Make Movies for our September DocuClub. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca (Take 1, A/C/E to Canal Street).

We will screen a rough cut of FLAT DADDY [www.flatdaddydocumentary.com] by Nara Garber and Betsy Nagler. As military families across the country continue to endure the deployment of loved ones to Afghanistan and Iraq, many attempt to fill the void with “Flat Daddies” and “Heroes on a Stick,” life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, sons and daughters serving overseas. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary tells the stories of four such families, from suburban Minnesota, the Bronx, Las Vegas and rural Maine, as they unfold over the course of a year. Each family represents a unique perspective on the war effort and the difficulties of deployment; together, they weave a nuanced narrative of how military families are coping in post-9/11 America as combat operations enter their tenth year.

Co-Director/Producer/Director of Photography Nara Garber divides her time between directing, producing, shooting, and editing. Often wearing many hats on the same project, Garber produces educational documentaries for Carnegie Hall and has helmed productions for major corporations while also collaborating on provocative PSAs for The Point Foundation and the political satirists, Billionaires for Bush. As a DP, she has dragged camera equipment across five continents in pursuit of the perfect shot. In 2009, a documentary assignment took her on a tour of American military bases in Iraq where many of the men and women serving volunteered the opinion that deployment is harder on the families back home. Garber hopes that FLAT DADDY will help bring that statement to life for a larger audience.

Co-Director/Producer/Editor Betsy Nagler is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Her producing and directing credits include work for the website of the Working Families Party, for the television show BLUE’S CLUES, and short narrative films shown at the Seattle and Chicago Film Festivals. In 2005, she completed ‘DO, a documentary on how people feel about their hair that received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts through the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Program. She and Nara Garber then received a NYSCA Individual Artists' Grant for FLAT DADDY in 2008. Nagler earned her B.A. at Stanford and her M.F.A. at New York University.

For her first film, Producer Peggy Sutton directed and produced SQUONKUMENTARY. Selected for the 2005 New York IFP Market, the documentary also screened at the Three Rivers Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach International Film Festival and the 2006 Bend Film Festival. Over the past 18 years, her work as a script supervisor has ranged from big budget movies like MEN IN BLACK II to indies such as POLLOCK.

FLAT DADDY is a fiscally sponsored project of Women Make Movies.

Our moderator will be Rose Vincelli, the Program Manager for the Independent Filmmaker Project [www.ifp.org], specifically focusing on curating and producing the Independent Filmmaker Labs, an immersive workshop assisting first-time Documentary and Narrative feature directors with distribution and exhibition strategies, as well as the Project Forum of Independent Film Week. From 2005-07, she was a programmer for the SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival, helping to grow the festival in its inaugural years and working primarily to curate the Shorts Competition. Vincelli recently produced the short documentaries TRANSPOSITION and NO ONE WANTS TO EAT THE PARSLEY. She lives and cooks in Brooklyn.

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

For this screening, only DocuClub members need to 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.

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


Yance Ford
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Robert Goodman's post on Thu 19 Aug 2010 :

Hey Robert,
Somehow missed your reply. We're looking for three for the fall and four for January-April.
You can email me off list at yford@pov.org.
Best,
yance


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 10 Sep 2010Link

Washington DC and Baltimore-Area Filmmakers...

While Docs In Progress offers consultation services throughout the year at rates affordable to independent documentary filmmakers, on Saturday, September 25, we will be bringing all our affiliated consultants under one roof at one time for One Stop Consultation Day. All in downtown Silver Spring, MD convenient to parking and Metro.

You can schedule up to three consultations on this day and only have to move from room to room at the Docs In Progress Documentary House to get what you need. What kind of topics can Docs In Progress consultants cover?

  • Story structure at any stage of development of a documentary

  • Production planning for documentaries, including budgeting, working with crews, and scheduling production shoots.

  • Fundraising strategies

  • Marketing and Outreach, including film festival strategies; press kit essentials; presenting the most effective synopsis, logline, and stills; and using social media tool

  • Legal Questions (from an entertainment attorney!) including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use

  • Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts, Trailer, Proposals, and Treatments

Who Are the Docs In Progress Consultants?

Adele Schmidt (Story Structure, Budgeting, Production Planning, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Erica Ginsberg (Story Structure, Marketing and Outreach, Personalized Feedback on Rough Cuts or Trailers)

Sam Hampton, PH.d (Fundraising Strategies, Video Equipment Advice, and Personalized Feedback on Proposals)

Christine Intagliata (Approaches to the Documentary Treatment and Personalized Feedback on Treatments)

Laura Possessky, J.D. (Legal Issues including Contracts, Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use)

For more information and to sign-up, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=77&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=09&day=25&Itemid=1

Edited Fri 10 Sep 2010 by Erica Ginsberg

Nicola Lees
Sun 12 Sep 2010Link

Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch by Nicola Lees

Do you have a documentary project that you are dying to pitch to a TV network, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried pitching it and had the door slammed in your face (several times)? Are you frustrated with being fobbed off? Are you losing confidence in your idea, even though deep down you know it’s a great concept? Is is something you did? Or said? Why are the buyers just not that into you? Don’t despair, you’re not alone in your frustration (although it can feel that way)!

I’m Nicola Lees, experienced development producer, and founder of TV Mole. I’ve spent more than 13 years in the international TV business, and have developed written and pitched hundreds of documentary, docu-drama, multi-platform and reality series for broadcasters such as the BBC, Discovery,Nat Geo, History, TLC and the The Travel Channel, and have won approximately 80 commissions in the UK and USA. I have written a comprehensive guide to the frustrating and often confusing world of TV commissioning, wherever you are in the world.

I’ve interviewed 50 top industry names – producers and buyers – to find out what works, and what doesn’t. You’ll get advice from:

* 10 TV development producers – who have a combined experience of 50+ years of developing and pitching ideas at all levels, from trainee researcher to creative director, and
* 20 senior executives from internationally successful independent production companies who have sold some of the world’s most successful shows, to
* 16 channel executives – the people to whom you will pitch your ideas, who between them have worked at
* 18 TV channels – their experience and advice spans commercial and public service broadcasting; cable, terrestrial and satellite channels; documentary, reality, entertainment, specialist factual (science, history, arts, religion and natural history) and multi-platform programming, in
* 7 countries across 4 continents

I also incorporated advice from a Hollywood agent, several video editors, a storytelling consultant, two production managers and four commercial rights experts.

Collectively, the people who will share their insider knowledge with you have originated, pitched, bought or produced some of the most successful, award-winning TV shows and documentaries in the world, including The Age of Stupid, Touching the Void and Murderball. You are getting hundreds of years of experience condensed into a few hundred pages.

"As a Development Producer with a fair few years in the field, I wasn't sure how much I'd get out of this book...it was worth every penny." (Amazon reviewer)

"After 25 years in this crazy business, it's the first time I have seen TV commissioning so comprehensively and entertainingly dissected." (Mike Slee, Independent Film & TV Producer/Director)

ISBN: 9781408122679


Kelly Amis
Wed 15 Sep 2010Link

I am looking for an experienced editor (preferably in the Bay Area, but not a deal-breaker) to help me finish a feature-length documentary called TEACHED. 



The film provides a candid look at how and why, fifty years after Brown vs. Board of Education desegregated American schools, black and Hispanic students are still performing far behind white students. The film takes the audience into urban schools where the problems are most severe, to talk to the students, parents, principals and, most importantly, the teachers working there to understand: why the race-based "achievement gap" persists; how it is connected to cycles of poverty, underemployment and incarceration; and what could be done to eliminate it. 



I have nearly 200 hours of footage shot mostly with a Sony EX-1 in 1080p24, an 80 min rough cut, and a website where you can watch the trailer and get more information: www.loudspeakerfilms.com.

I'd like to find an editor in the next 2-3 weeks, give you the footage to watch, and then work with you to wrap this puppy up before the end of 2010. I know what stories the footage is ready to tell, but I don't have enough experience to do it. I need an experienced editor who has sophisticated story-telling skills (some of the stories are quite sensitive), great technical ability (FCP), and a strong belief that all kids can learn and achieve at high levels if they are given the chance. I'd also like to find an editor who believes that a documentary film can be compelling and educational and inspiring...and ALSO a beautiful work of art.


Please send your resume and links to your work (or any questions) to me at kamis@loudspeakerfilms.com if you are interested in this position. I expect the work will take 8-12 weeks, and payment will be competitive.

 thanks-
Kelly


Bill Jackson
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

In reply to Kelly Amis's post on Wed 15 Sep 2010 :

Very interesting film! Good luck. I'm sure you will find a talented editor through D-Word.


Wolfgang Achtner
Thu 16 Sep 2010Link

What an interesting story!

Kelly, if you also have the stories of a couple of individuals (teachers, parents and students), you'll have all the elements you need to make this a fantastic documentary!


Jessica Johnston
Fri 17 Sep 2010Link

CALLING ALL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS!

Deadline Approaching for 2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Films must be POSTMARKED by October 15, 2010!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth annual event. From February 11-20, 2011 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).

DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

Enter via Withoutabox.com at – http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969

or download entry form in pdf format at – http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a request to callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org.

For more information visit http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org


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