In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
Thanks for your good thoughts. Let's stay in touch in terms of Canadian distribution possibilities.
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
Thanks for your good thoughts. Let's stay in touch in terms of Canadian distribution possibilities.
Looking for a DP to shoot the last leg of the feature-length documentary on Volkswagen, Circle the Wagen.
EIGHT-DAY ROADTRIP from Los Angeles to Tucumcari, NM and back to take place between January 8th and 16th.
You will be following a ramshackle 1972 bus, it’s adventuresome owner, and willing best friend in their final attempt to save this bus from the scrap heap.
While the job does NOT PAY, all expenses will be provided for.
Adventure includes: the historic sights of Route 66; the Grand Canyon; Busses by the Bridge (an annual air-cooled Volkswagen campout and auto show) at Lake Havasu; and a climactic sunset finish on Santa Monica Pier – the West Coast terminus of Route 66. All of which will look gorgeous on your reel. Mucho margaritas will be consumed, along with at least one round of shots – once we’ve shot our martini.
Please refer to our website where you can see a short as well as an extended trailer of our film: www.circlethewagen.com
Sound up your alley? Contact director Ryan Green at email@example.com. Please include a cover letter describing production experience that included travel, as well as a link to your documentary reel.
I'm seeking a cinematographer. I'm doing a documentary about New York artists struggling to find work to sustain themselves. I'm shooting some of it myself, but I need someone to help me with the portions I'm involved in, such as my own job search. I'm on a tight budget but I'm offering $50/day, and the days won't be long. I'm a recent graduate of NYU film school and you can read more about me at thinkpiecefilms.com. If you're interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any dinosaurs, er, artists out there still working with film? or planning to anytime soon?
I have a $1000 gift certificate with Kodak redeemable for any of their motion picture film stock. Instead of using it myself, I can sell it for $800 to anyone interested. Let me know as soon as you can – I have to use the certificate by the end of the year!
Brooklyn Apt. Available: January 1 – June 1
Hello. I'm going to Northampton Mass. for five months starting in January. and looking for a nice person or couple to rent a large room in my apt.
It's sunny, has hardwood floors, and is near the 1st stop on the L train in Williamsburg.
Sorry no pets or smoking in the building.
But there is bike storage in the ground floor hallway, which is great.
If you are looking or know someone who is – get in touch. email@example.com or 917.723.2605
I am seeking triple-threats – producer/shooter/editors – in Israel (ideally Tel Aviv), London, and Chennai, India. If not triple-threats, ideally a very strong producer/shooter who can build a team. Etsy.com is expanding its video program to include documentary and stylized shorts; I'm looking for filmmakers needing / wanting / open to projects that allow them to creatively stretch their wings.
Etsy stories average about 3 – 5 minutes in length and for the most part, bring the sellers on the site — and their objects — to life. Currently, we feature three main video series: Handmade Portraits, which profile those Etsy sellers; There's No Place Like Here, which feature the interiors of collection-filled homes; and Process, where the methods tell the story. The videos live on the etsy.com's blog.
We're shooting for high values – on the Canon 5D and 7D – but are open to other HDSLRs. Editing tends to happen in Final Cut Pro, but we've been able to work with freelancers who use other systems..
I've posted once before but am trying again – with these specific locations (others may contact me!) interested, please e-mail me yoru info. Thank you! And/or spread this around!
Etsy Video Team
seeking someone with good graphic design skills to help sundance competition doc with their poster. some pay involved but the filmmaker is dead broke, so we'd like to defer as much as we can. fast turnaround required, too. sundance is asking for posters to be delivered before the end of the month.
email any recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks!
Today's the day to submit your film to the 2011 TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL!
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. All styles and lengths welcome. Cash awards for winning entries.
Regular deadline is TODAY: Monday, Dec 20.
This very doc-friendly fest takes place April 15 – 17 in Evanston, IL (next to Chicago) and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area. Venues include Northwestern University's Block Cinema, Medill School of Journalism and Evanston Public Library.
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved.
"What a wonderful experience the Talking Pictures Festival was! It totally lived up to its name... The shared experience of a film, and then being able to discuss it right away with a group is so important. This was really why I made the film – as a catalyst for discussion, challenging people to ask difficult questions."
– Laura Israel, Director: WINDFALL, 2010 Talking Pictures Festival
Regular DEADLINE: December 20, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 4, 2011
Entry form and more info at:
Or you can submit your entry at:
The Talking Pictures Festival is produced by Percolator Films (www.percolatorfilms.org), a 501c3 non-profit organization that engages audiences with independent films.
Fellow D-Word Members,
I recently joined the team at Brooklyn Bowl as their new Event Director! If you are not familiar with the space it is the premier event space in New York, perfect for your next screening or film related event! If you have any questions or want to speak to me about planning an event please drop me a line at email@example.com
Brooklyn Bowl can accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 12 to special events for 600 people and everything in between. With a Zagat rating of 27/30 and comments such as “this is what heaven must be like”, let us be the answer to your next event. We have proudly hosted the Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Winter Gala as well as the Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network Benefit, and have counted among our guests and performers NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kanye West, to name a few. With vintage decor,great live music, comfy leather couches and food by Blue Ribbon, your event is guaranteed to be a strike!! Let our team craft and cater a personal event just for you.
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I am showing my work-in-progress, Every Day Is a Holiday, tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/28, free admission) at the Chen Dance Center in Chinatown, NYC. My documentary has been greenlit by ITVS/LINCS. Information below. Hope you see some of you.
Heartbreaking wartime memories, family secrets, and the legacy of America’s harsh anti-Asian immigration policies collide in Theresa Loong’s work-in-progress, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” a spellbinding account of an 87-year-old man’s journey from a prisoner-of-war in Japan to an American citizen.
Event: “Every Day Is a Holiday”
Event Type: Work-in-progress film screening
Showdate & time: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Reception at 6:30pm
Screening starts at 7:00pm (one hour)
Q&A follows screening
Venue: Chen Dance Center 70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10013
Admission: Free to the public; suggested donation
Please RSVP by calling (212)349-0126, or just show up
“Every Day Is a Holiday” is made possible with generous assistance from the Chen Dance Center and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund.
Anyone need accommodations in Sundance? I know someone with 2 weeks available.
Park Plaza Resort
2 BR – Sleeps 8
$1500 for the week
Marriott's Summit Watch (amazing location!!)
2 BR – Sleeps 8
Guest room has own bath, kitchen and entrance
$3500 for the week
If so, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
DocuClub in January!
Our January DocuClub will take place on THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). (We had previously announced a January 12 date, but please make note of this change.)
This month, we are excited to workshop two short documentary films: AN IMAGINARY THING by Reva Goldberg and SONNY by Christina Antonakos-Wallace.
Reva Goldberg's AN IMAGINARY THING is an intimate portrait of passionate children’s theater director Bill Bartlett and his unique gift for unlocking the creativity of troubled kids. An independent educator outside the New York City school system, Bill believes meaningful experiences in the performing arts are critical for children in crisis – encouraging their natural impulses towards creativity, community and self-expression when they might otherwise be snuffed out forever. The short follows Bill over the course of one summer when he is invited to put on an original play, by and for kids, in a prestigious theater festival. He is determined to include some children he has worked with in homeless shelters in his cast, but this goal forces him to face profound personal and professional challenges.
Director/Producer Reva Goldberg is, by day, the Communications and Fellowships Manager at Cinereach, a New York City not-for-profit film foundation and production company that champions vital stories, artfully told. There she handles all public communications, as well as serving on the grants selection committee, and heading up a fellowship program that provides a grant and four months of advising to emerging filmmakers producing socially conscious short films. Before joining Cinereach, she was a producer at Pureland Pictures where she produced the documentary ALL OF US, which aired on Showtime in 2008 in connection with World AIDS Day. Goldberg also co-produced Pureland’s TOE TO TOE, a narrative feature that premiered at Sundance 2009. In 2004, she was Associate Producer of an Emmy-nominated History Channel documentary on the 9/11 Commission (produced by CBS). She has worked with TLC, UPN, Discovery, The Travel Channel, Washington Square Films/Arts, Cronkite Productions and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University. AN IMAGINARY THING is Reva’s first independent documentary as both Producer and Director.
Co-Producer Kacie Barton is the in-house coordinator and live action specialist at Imaginary Forces, a design/commercial production house based in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to this, she has worn many hats, from Production Manager to Second Second Assistant Director on the films TOE TO TOE, A KISS FOR JED WOOD, and TODAY'S SPECIAL, among others. She has directed and produced music videos and other promotional pieces for bands and artists and her work has been featured on MTV.com. She was a production and office manager at Pureland Pictures, where she managed grantwriting and distribution for the company’s social-issue documentaries, including ALL OF US. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
In SONNY (working title) by Christina Antonakos-Wallace, we meet Sonny Singh, a Brooklyn-based activist and full-time musician who hopes to be "the first dude in a turban” on MTV. His dream changes, however, when his poised-for-success rock band insists on recording lyrics insulting religious people. Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sonny and his brother were the only Sikh boys, and he has faced discrimination his whole life. Because his Sikh faith is intimately tied to his musical path and work for social justice, Sonny feels he has no choice but to quit the band. In figuring out his next move, he decides to work as an organizer for the Sikh Coalition. Heading an anti-bullying campaign in New York City schools, he tries to help combat the bigotry he experienced as a young person. Still, working in his own community presents new challenges, and Sonny will have to come to terms with whether or not he can pursue a music career that won’t betray his ideals.
Director/Producer Christina Antonakos-Wallace is a documentary filmmaker and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2006, she graduated at the top of her class at the New School and Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Video, and a B.A. in Sociology. Her honors include MTV’s "Fight for Your Rights" scholarship and a Fellowship from Humanity in Action. Her varied experiences include assisting filmmaker Barbara Hammer, and interning with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Berlin. Currently, she produces videos for NGOs, and teaches media literacy and video production to high school students with the organization Global Action Project. SONNY is a short film featuring one of the protagonists of her feature documentary, WITH WINGS AND ROOTS, currently in production.
Demonstrating enormous talent and stamina, Cheree Dillon is the Editor for both of our featured shorts. Dillon’s most recent feature documentary is Nicole Opper’s OFF AND RUNNING, a co-production of ITVS and The National Black Programming Consortium. The film premiered at Tribeca in 2009 and went on to screen at Silverdocs (WGA Screenplay Award), Outfest (Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary), and was broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. in 2010. Dillon began her career as a commercial editor in Chicago and her first foray into short films was editing LESSONS FOR GIRLS, which premiered on The Education Channel and also played at Belgium’s International Film Festival. Since moving to New York, she has edited social issue documentaries for a variety of non-profits including V.O.W. (Voices of Women of Color with HIV/AIDS), Passionists of Harlem, New York Women’s HIV Collaborative, and The American Jewish World Service, along with teaching youth media classes around the city. She was Editor/Producer of SONG OF HANNAH, distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film and Avoda Arts. She also edited the award-winning short comedy HIS SONG IS COSMO, which ran in festivals around the world and won three audience awards for Best Short. Her other broadcast experience includes editing for NBC’s The Today Show, The Science Channel’s Exploring Time, PBS’s History Detectives, and other works for the Discovery Channel, HBO, HGTV, and NYC-TV.
Our moderator will be Angela Tucker. A Brooklyn based filmmaker and writer, Tucker was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (IDFA, Independent Lens), the Emmy-nominated documentary, DEADLINE (NBC), ELECTION DAY (PBS' POV) and BEYOND THE STEPS: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (Great Performances). She directed two pieces for The National Black Programming Consortium and ITVS' Initiative, The Masculinity Project, entitled INVISIBLE MEN and a fiction short film, THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. She directs and produces educational videos for non-profit organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medical Center’s Project Restore and GLSEN, in addition to producing spots for Nickelodeon. She is currently finishing her feature-length directorial debut, (A)SEXUAL, which was featured in last month's DocuClub.
Admission at 92YTribeca is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
Looking for a DP with access to a teleprompter to do a short corporate interview for the web in Toronto February 17th. It should take 2 hours at most with set up. Please contact Jill@jillmorley.com
At the corner of Broadway and Houston in downtown New York, there are 3 large desk spaces or more available in a furnished and networked communal office.
There are lots of shelves, lots of room and lots of light. The large windows face south (Houston Street). There is a table available for meetings. Also a refrigerator, microwave, water cooler, etc. 24/7 access.
It is a friendly, easy going atmosphere with respect for noise levels. Rent is $1,525 the whole space which is about 400 sq ft of the 900 sq ft office.
We’re located at 611 Broadway, 6th floor at the corner of Broadway & Houston.
You would be sharing with a Film/TV Sales & Finance Co., Web Designers.
Move in date flexible but it is available immediately. E-m Dave.
Anyone interested or know anyone interested, please contact me directly and i can send you more info! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Working in Austin, Texas? We've a fully furnished, swank office space, with secure and fast WIFI on South Congress Avenue, surrounded by cool restaurants and stores. Divided by a partition it was used as an edit and office space (picture shows one side). Two giant wall bulletin boards. Free parking in a garage just seconds away. Sublet monthly price is negotiable...under $600 per month with everything included
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Join us for our next freebie DOC TALKS interview happening tonight with Judith Dancoff, all about DIY Educational Distribution.
Happy New Year to you! Just wanted to give a quick heads up that our next freebie DOC TALKS interview about DIY Educational Distribution with Judith Dancoff is happening TONIGHT, Thurs. Jan 6th, 5pm Pac. This is a very lucrative distribution market and worth the time if you're up for DIY. Traditionally, educational distributors take as much as 75% of your gross sales. With some key knowledge and focused time and energy, you can put this money in your own pocket instead.
Register for tonight's live interview.
Great workspace share to edit your documentary. No need to go to Manhattan when you can work in a beautiful 3000 sq foot loft on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
$1600/month – 250 sq ft with dual monitor Apple quad-core editing station w/FCP 7
$850/month – 250 sq ft workspace
$300/month – desk
We have a full range of equipment for independent productions including lights, HD cameras, digital cameras, sound equipment, backdrops and teleprompters.
1/11/11 – The Untitled Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary filmmakers collaborate with Superfine to present: an evening showcasing independent music & independent film.
Nashville rocker Bobby Bare Jr. makes his DUMBO debut and will be joined by special guests Carey Kotsionis & Bonnie Whitmore! Enjoy free Tito’s Handmade Vodka & PBR as they take over the stage at Superfine Bar & Restaurant!
Join us in DUMBO – the center for all things art and all things that rock
Doors open at 8pm
For advance tickets and event details go to:
Very good condition Canon 5D Mark II with original box, manual and discs. Perfect functioning condition, was recently cleaned and checked by Canon. Purchased Spring 2009. Has a few dings from normal use, but they are all aesthetic.
3 x Canon batteries
LCDVF viewfinder (good shape, a few surface scratches on body)
FaderND adjustable ND filter (77mm)- Brand new
Canon wireless remote
Asking $2300 shipped. You can pay by Paypal as a gift or add 3% for Paypal fees.
I am looking for an LA based DP and Sound person for a travel show for ARTE France.
Its approximately a 2 week Job starting mid/late march.
Sound Person preferably speaks French.
All leads are welcome.
The first Docs In Progress screening of the new year is less than 2 weeks away. Come join us on Tuesday, January 25 to watch two documentary rough cuts and participate in a moderated feedback session. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. This program is open to the general public.
HIDDEN BOOKS by Sam Hampton (30 minute rough cut)
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires art. The Japanese-American artist creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore the inner life of an artist.
THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH by Mariana Studart (30 minute rough cut)
Giba Gonçalves has built up the Batala Percussion Band from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Salvador, Brazil to a worldwide organization with more than 1,000 drummers in 10 different countries. Regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language, the band plays as one – united by the universal language of music.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
The Writer's Center is off Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda close to the Trader Joe's. Click here for driving and walking directions from the Bethesda Metro. Drivers, please note that the public lot immediately across the street has coin-based meters and they are strongly enforced through 10 pm.
Suggested Donation: $10. Cash only at the door.
This screening is sponsored by the Writer's Center and supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.
I'm looking for a line producer for a low budget doc feature to be shot in the US and overseas. It will be centered around interviews of men and women telling their relationship stories. If interested please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
P.S. The attached video will give you an idea of the inspiration.