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Any thoughts on doing business with them?
Thanks for any insights you may have!
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Anybody had any dealings with Emphasis Entertainment Group [http://emphasisentertainment.com/]?
Any thoughts on doing business with them?
Thanks for any insights you may have!
I want to thank Doug Block and D-word's help with my project currently funding on Kickstarter.com, titled, Paths of Glory: Anatomy of a Film.
We passed our $8,000 fund goal and closing in on $10,000 with 17 days to go! We can now complete production and hope to bank some seed money for costs related to distribution.
Big Voice Pictures is producing a documentary about adult survivors of child sexual abuse, who are seeking justice by bringing sexual offenders to court. The film explores the challenges victims face and how the system and current laws often protects pedophiles while re-traumatizing the victims.
We are looking for non-union grips and sound people with experiences in documentaries in the following states.
The shoots will take place in the early part of 2012.
~Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach area Florida
~St. Paul Minnesota
~New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
~Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg
if interested please email Maryam Henein email@example.com with rates and resume.
DocuClub in January!
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, January 18, at 7p.m., at DCTV.
This month, we will screen a rough cut of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt by Matt Reynolds. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt follows a band of misfits on a quest to find the world’s best Buffalo wing. It takes a humorous look at the popularity of Buffalo wings, one of America’s most most loved foods, relationships, globalization, and the way trivial things inspire us. It asks the question, are there perfect things?
Director/Editor Matt Reynolds. From 2004 to 2007, he reported on eastern and central Europe for Reuters and The New York Times. Since moving to New York in 2008, he has worked as a film editor. As an assistant editor, he worked under Suzy Elmiger ("Big Night") and the late Karen Schmeer ("Fog of War;" "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control"). In 2001, Reynolds was editor for the launch of NHL Live, a daily talk show on NHL Network, and recently co-edited History Channel’s "Zombie’s: a Living History." "The Great Chicken Wing Hunt" is his first feature as a director.
Producer Elizabeth Mandel has worked for over ten years as a documentary producer and director. Most recently, she directed "Pushing the Elephant," together with Beth Davenport (broadcast on PBS’s “Independent Lens” on March 29, 2011). Her producing credits include "Arctic Son" (Dir: Andrew Walton, broadcast POV 2007), and, as co-producer on Jennifer Fox’s "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman."
Supervising Editor Mary Manhardt has cut some of the most respected American documentaries of recent years, including "Street Fight," nominated for an Oscar in 2006, and "American Teen" (2008). Her work has won awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and IDFA film festivals and aired on HBO, PBS, MTV, ABC, and AMC. Among the films she has edited or co-edited are "Monica & David," "The Farm" and "Camp Victory, Afghanistan."
Our moderator will be filmmaker Adam Schartoff, who curates the Film/Wax screening series. Learn more about it here: http://schedule.filmwax.com.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
No admittance after 7:15 p.m.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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In reply to Matt Marxteyn's post on Thu 15 Dec 2011 :
Just submitted CONFIDENCE GAME via Withoutabox!
Call for New Indie Films!
Are you a filmmaker ready to screen your work in front of new audiences? If so, apply today to be a part of the 2012-2013 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
Southern Circuit is the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities in a nine-state region in the South with an interactive way to experience independent film and engage with indie filmmakers. The tour utilizes an intimate context to connect audiences with filmmakers and connect with films they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. Films, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, are submitted for consideration for the Circuit through an annual nationwide open call for submissions.
Southern Circuit is open to any filmmaker living in the United States with a valid driver's license. Filmmakers may submit a feature-length work or a group of short films whose combined time reaches feature length – at least 45 minutes with a maximum of 120 minutes.
The application deadline is Wednesday February 15, 2012. Early Bird Registration ends Tuesday January 31, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/6lotf8h
or contact Teresa Hollingsworth at thollingsworth(at)southarts.org
Radiant Features is looking to hire a documentary camera person and a sound person in San Francisco who is available either January 9th, 10th, or the 11th. We are setting the days at the moment and don't know our exact schedule.) We are working on a short doc about the biotech industry. The shoot will be entirely interviews and we will be shooting on a 5d.
If you are interested, please send us a link to your work. I'd say the pay scale is medium.
Thanks so much for your interest.
Dylan, Rob Humphreys is an excellent DP, he shot most of our design:e2 series and is now based in the Bay area.. His number is (310) 428-1770. Tell him Beth Westrate sent you.
Seeking fiscal sponsorship for a documentary film made in or about the
American South? Look no further... The Southern Documentary Fund is
accepting proposals for new projects thru January 15th:
(If you miss our Jan 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers around the Southeast and beyond. We
connect documentary artists with resources and audiences through:
networking events, screenings, seminars, project consults, and fiscal
sponsorship. Follow us and our great sponsored projects via our
website, Facebook and Twitter (links below).
Join our community of Southern docmakers!
Interim Executive Director, SDF
celebrating 10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling
on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDocumentaryFund
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund
There’s a new Documentary Film Workshop starting up in Los Angeles next week, taught by award-winning documentary editor, director and producer Stephanie Hubbard. Stephanie’s workshop is for anyone who is stuck in their doc, looking to start a doc, or needs a little support. Stephanie meets folks wherever they are in the process and helps them to fill in the gaps, and get clear on their story, their fund raising approach and their technical specs for production and post with experience, intelligence, intuition and imagination. She’ll also help you plan for successful distribution.
Get the documentary in your head started and sorted in 90 days! In this powerful workshop, you will:
• Get clear on what you want to say with your film
• Discover the elements and beats of your story
• Optimize your process to save thousands of dollars by working things through before you're done shooting
• Learn from some of the best documentaries ever made, and be empowered to use the same techniques
Choose from: Tuesdays 10:30am to 1:30pm or Wednesdays 7-10pm. Classes begin January 10, 2012. Location is at 5768 Pico Boulevard – two blocks east of Fairfax Boulevard in Los Angeles. Space is limited to 6 participants in each workshop, so sign up now!
The cost for the 12 week class is $300 per month for the 3 month course.
For more information, visit www.thedocumentaryinsider.com or e-mail Stephanie directly: huranghu – at – gmail – dot – com.
More about Stephanie Hubbard:
Stephanie Hubbard has been writing and editing films in Los Angeles since 1996. She wrote and edited her first award winning documentary in 2001, and has worked in documentary ever since. Most recently, she story consulted and edited "MC252" about the Gulf Oil spill, as well as directed, edited and wrote, "Bible Storyland" which has distribution before it's even premiered.
After years of frustration in seeing filmmakers tapped out on their projects without the proper elements to tell the story they wanted to tell, Hubbard began The Documentary Insider Blog and workshop to really help people make the films they wanted to make, cost effectively and artistically. www.stephaniehubbard.com
If you are a documentary filmmaker, and in New York this coming Wednesday (Jan. 11), please join us for a group discussion.....
CINEMA EYE FILMMAKER’S FORUM
INVITATION AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
YOU ARE INVITED TO A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
IN CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
11.00am – 12.30pm
WHERE: FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
ELINOR BUNIN FILM CENTER (Amphitheater)
144 W. 65th St
Cinema Eye invites directors and producers with at least one feature doc credit to
participate in this open conversation about key issues impacting our community.
Moderated by Cinema Eye Nominations Committee Chair Sean Farnel, our goal is to identify some common challenges and opportunities. And, knowing how engaged this community can be, we expect that this discussion will engender great ideas and actions.
The discussion will revolve around several broad topics (Festivals, Funds, Distribution, etc.), though we are also open to submissions. This could be a creative issue, a business issue, a community issue, a master plan, a dangerous idea, a beef, a kudo, a haiku, a manifesto...well, you get the idea. Those selected will be given five minutes to introduce their topic, followed by a moderated discussion and some proposals for next steps.
Please email rsvps and discussion ideas, by Monday, January 9, to: email@example.com
Hey DC folks, is one of your new year's resolutions to finally check out a Docs In Progress screening?
Join us next Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm with a work-in-progress screening in Washington DC. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. After each film screens, we'll be moderating a workshop-style audience critique session. This honest but constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing their films. This screening is open to the general public.
The Rosenwald Schools (22 minute sequences) by Aviva Kempner
Between 1915-1932, businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined with Booker T. Washington to create challenge grants that built schools for poor, rural African-American children at a time when few received any public education in the segregated South.
A Sister's Call (78 minute rough cut) by Kyle Tekiela
Call Richmond disappeared in 1977 and remained missing for 20 years. After Call's sister Rebecca found him homeless and suffering from severe paranoid schizophrenia, she dedicated her life to putting her brother back together. We journey with Call and his family on a roller coaster ride to recovery.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
George Washington University Media & Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
The building is located at the corner of 21st and H Streets in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The auditorium is one floor down from street level. Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Convenient garage parking.
$10 suggested donation. At the door. No advance tickets or RSVP. We now accept both cash and credit cards.
More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org
2012 TWN Video Production Workshop – Applications now available
Low cost hands-on training program emphasizing the training and support of people of color and members of marginalized communities. Aimed at working people, the 4 month workshop meets evenings and films during weekends. Limited to 9 participants, students focus on the pre-production, production and post-production skills necessary to take a short project from conception to completion, with training in scriptwriting, research, lighting, camera, sound and editing. Led by film professionals, this 34 year program will begin in early April. The workshop is time intensive and participants must be able to attend regular class meetings as well as meet the out-of-class demands of pre- production, production, and post-production. Prior film, video or related experience is recommended but not required; creativity, self-initiative, time and a collaborative spirit are. The cost of the 2012 workshop will be $600.
The 2012 Application is available NOW –
Application deadline: March 5th, 2012.
The Production Workshop will start April 4th, 2012.
Download the application form at
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-947-9277 x 15
2 Room office/edit room sublet
Affordable, two-room office space, totaling 625 rentable square feet with windows facing east. Sublet with separate entrance by nonprofit arts organization, Great space for small production company or editing suite. 24/7 access on 8th avenue with security guard, located midway between Port Authority and Penn Station – 8th Ave and 38 st.
Centrally located near film labs, theatre row, the fashion district and MTA stations for 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, and E subways. $1600/month includes utilities. Lots of storage. Free Desk available.
I'm looking for an Italian-English translator for a small job – about 10 minutes of video. NY-based translator preferred. Please email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Hi NY filmmakers!
Old School Films is looking for volunteer documentary filmmakers to mentor a team of three young students (ages 12-17) in an afterschool filmmaking program.
Each student will make one short film about an elderly person from their community. Students will learn everything from camera operation to interviewing skills, lighting, sound, producing and editing.
Classes meet from 4:30-6:30PM one day a week (either Monday or Wednesday) for 10 consecutive weeks starting in February.
If you're interested in finding out more about the program and how you can be a part of it, please email email@example.com
Hey D-Word Community -
Seeking an enthusiastic FCP editor to take on at least one episode of a limited series doc project intended for public television. If you or someone you know might be a good fit, I'd love to get in touch or hear any and all recommendations!
The Film: "The Times of John McDonogh" (working title) tells the story of the startling bequest to education that a single eccentric millionaire made upon his death in 1850, how that bequest led, by 2006, to the creation of both some of the most blighted public schools and one of the most privileged private schools in the US and how, in the current tumultuous moment in education, each of these disparate schools is now fighting to either re-make itself or protect the things that made it strong in the first place.
Creatively, the aim is to interweave two distinct narrative approaches. First are the stories, told via verite footage, of specific teachers and students at five of the schools that still bear this founder's name and legacy today (two traditional public schools in New Orleans, two more newly-chartered public schools in New Orleans, and one private school in Baltimore) as they live and teach over the course of one pivotal school year. The second is the historical narrative of how these five schools evolved from one man's very specific, utopian vision to such contrasting places along our contemporary spectrum of education. With these two stories intertwined, the twists, turns, and questions raised along the way lead straight through many of the turning points of segregation, political gamesmanship, neglect, and socio-economic inequality that have shaped US schools from the beginning.
Project Status: The wealth of material involved is both blessing and curse. We shot, over the course of the school year we spent in the schools, 300 (!) hours of verite footage of (and interviews with) a select group of teachers, students, and administrators. What's more, there's a rich and surprising array of archival material about the history of the schools to pull from, much of it already gathered together by the production. But there is also a very clear plan. Every inch of the footage is meticulously logged, all of the interviews are thoroughly sub-clipped and labelled, and a paper script outline is in place for the series from start to finish, scene by scene, both for the compelling contemporary characters and the historical narratives, and the ways they might well intermix. We have a work-in-progress-trailer (I can send it to you upon request) and there's a rough assembly of most of the first episode.
What We're Looking For: Over the next five months, our goal is to edit as many episodes of the series as we can manage (at minimum three, with the other three to follow thereafter). Though we could work with someone who could only foreseeably tackle one. To date, all of the editing work has been done by me, the beleaguered, lone gunman producer/director, and while my enthusiasm for the material runneth over, I am neither a very good, nor particularly fast, editor, nor do I have the distance from the material that would probably help the process most at this point. So we're seeking a sharp editor who'd be excited about helping shape this kaleidoscope of specific stories into something awesome. While I'm working on a first-time indie doc-maker's meager budget, I'm not expecting someone to work for free either, so we could talk more about what might make sense for a rate in the short term. Grant writing will soon be in progress. I'm in Los Angeles, and would prefer to work with someone local, though I wouldn't rule out other arrangements. The editor would need their own FC7 system. My hunch is this would not be the right undertaking for a first-time feature doc editor, considering the expansive and interlocking nature of the raw material (not to mention my own green-ness). But someone with a practiced hand and eye would, I suspect, find the way well-paved for a really rewarding collaboration, no ego involved. More than anything, I hope to find someone (this is starting to sound like a dreamy-eyed singles ad) who is passionate about social documentary storytelling, curious about looking at the same subject from different angles, and excited about young people, teachers, and the inner lives of schools.
If you'd like to find out more, or recommend someone, I'd love to hear from you. I'm at stephen.deline(at)gmail(dot)com or 410-960-2098. Thanks!
PatchWorks Films is seeking a Distribution and Admin Support Intern!
PatchWorks Films (www.patchworksfilms.net) is a San Francisco-based production and distribution company making documentaries that explore contemporary social issues via intimate character stories, while forming innovative partnerships with key stakeholders. Our award-winning documentaries have been broadcast worldwide and have screened at theaters, film festivals, schools, universities, museums, libraries and community events. Our last film “Speaking In Tongues” (www.speakingintonguesfilm.info) broadcast on PBS stations across the country last fall, and we are deep into our next film “Got Balz?” (www.gotbalzfilm.info) about a boy’s struggle to donate baseball equipment to kids in Cuba despite the U.S. embargo.
We are seeking an unpaid intern to work in our office (Richmond district, San Francisco) 5-10 hours per week for approx. 6 months, helping us finish our new film and distribute “Speaking In Tongues” and our other titles. There may be some assistant editing work but the majority of the work is assistant producing. This is a great opportunity to learn about the real work life of an independent filmmaker (10% production, 90% producing), while contributing to films that have impact and exposure.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Database management & data entry (knowledge of Filemaker a plus!)
• Internet and sales research
• Social media and website management
• Generic admin and office duties such as mailing, shipping, filing, and record-keeping
• Errands and other miscellaneous tasks that come up in the course of things.
Required skills and abilities:
• Mac fluency and working knowledge of MS Office programs
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Accurate and swift data entry
• Ability to work well with PatchWorks’ diverse staff and independent contractors
• Web savvy
• Working knowledge and/or interest of and in social media
• Detail and deadline oriented
• Great organizational skills
• Focused problem-solving (macro and micro attention)
• Super-reliable, committed, and trustworthy with confidential information.
• Can bring your own Mac laptop (some work may be done from home as well)
• Have a valid CA driver’s license (having your own car is a plus but not necessary)
• Have a desire to do what it takes to get great documentaries made and seen
Please send a LETTER OF INTEREST in addition to your RESUME to pwfilmssfo[at]gmail[dot]com with all requests directed to Rebecca Chan.
Explain what you are looking for in an internship and why you think you are a good match for PatchWorks.
College credit is available; ask your school.
No phone calls, please.
Hello! I'm currently working on a fantastic project for PBS – part of which was shot in Cambodia – and I need a few qualified Khmer translators to help us out in the edit room. Ideally, we need someone based in NY, but we can also send out footage if need be. Fully paid @ a very competitive rate.
If you know anyone, please write me back at dan[at]showofforce[dot]com
We're Hosting 3 Film Distribution Panels 1/24 in Park City!
If you're at Sundance, stop by for any or all of our 3 exciting panels at the Silver King Hotel in Park City.
Panel 1: Documentary Distribution:
What Are the Best Opportunities Available for Your Film?
10:00am – 11:30am
Film distribution strategies have changed dramatically in today's fast paced market. Join a panel of industry experts and learn about the best options available for marketing and distributing your film. Panelist include: Peter Broderick, Christina Rogers, Mat Levy, Andrew Mer, Sarafina DiFelice, & Anna Darrah. Read bios below. Topics include:
How can niche films find profitable audiences?
The pros & cons of new digital outlets.
Why are DVD sales still the largest source of revenue for most films?
How do I find an educational distributor that's right for my film?
How to set up a paid speaking tour.
How & where can I set up community screenings or "theatrical events"?
Panel 2: Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Film's Distribution Plan!
1:00pm – 2:30pm
It's no surprise that many distributors and filmmakers depend on social media channels to promote their film. But is anyone listening? Are clicks resulting in sales? If you're new to social media marketing or looking for new ideas to improve your existing campaigns, come attend this savvy interactive social media marketing workshop and learn the following from industry experts Allen Chou and Diana Iles Parker:
Revenue opportunities for your film.
Building audiences & buzz!
Developing your NEW influential & authoritative status.
How to develop endless content ideas for your Twitter and Facebook campaigns.
Finding your target audience.
How to use lesser-known but still effective platforms to broaden the reach of your social media strategies.
Panel 3: Didn't Get Into Sundance? No Worries.
Learn How to Go Beyond Big Name Festivals to Secure Distribution
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every year, thousands of films are not accepted into Sundance, yet many still become BIG hits. Learn from industry experts on how the former "Plan B" of distribution could surprise you as being your NEW "Plan A"! Panelist include: Brian Newman, Mat Levy, Josh Levin, Mike Grice, & Michael Tuckman.
Why films can still be highly successful without any major festival exposure.
What other factors do distributors consider beyond being an "official selection".
Securing theatrical distribution – Is it worth the expense?
How can a publicist or social meida campaign help?
Building a fan base with every festival appearance.
The pro's & con's of DIY self-distribution. Decision time?
For more details and to order your tickets in advance, visit: http://filmdistributionpanel.eventbrite.com/
*Enter promo code "DWORD" and receive a discount at check out!
does anybody know where/from whom i can rent an EX-3 in chicago?
i'd prefer to rent from d-worder if possible.
thanks for any/all suggestions.
Seeking an Assistant Director (£360 per week) and Sound person (£330 per week) for a small crew indie crime thriller feature film in London
Everything You Want To Know About Transmedia Storytelling But Are Afraid To Ask!
Transmedia Workshop at UNIONDOCS.
Sunday, January 29th at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY
Join Designer Takaaki Okada (ConditionONE), game designer Nick Fortugno (Diner Dash), new media strategist Brian Newman (sub-genre), filmmakers Amam Ali and Bassam Tariq (30 Mosques), in conversation with producer and strategist John Bruce (Forward Mapworks).
UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:
Hey D-Word people,
I'm looking for a camera person in Omaha, NE. Anyone got a contact there that I could reach out to?
I prefer if they have their own equipment and it would be super if it were panasonic, but not essential.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org