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James Hannon
Thu 21 Feb 2002Link
Hi Rob,

Welcome to the group!

By the way, found out the hard way that the diffence between
self-employed & unemployed is how much money you have in the bank to
support yourself... But if you ever go for unemployement, NEVER tell
them you're self-employed!!!

Take care
-=James

Doug Block
Thu 21 Feb 2002Link
Welcome, Rob. I feel like a broken record, but you certainly qualify
for the private D-Word forum: www.d-word.com/community.html

Ben Kempas
Fri 22 Feb 2002Link
More than 10,000 postings are waiting for you inside the Community!
Plus, the archives!

John D. Williams
Sun 24 Feb 2002Link
Welcome, Rob.

Michel Rolland
Fri 1 Mar 2002Link
Hello colleagues,

my name is Michel Rolland, and I'm from Madrid (Spain). Although I
had read about the D-Word community in DOX - EDN's magazine -, it
was not only until january that I was personally invited to join it
by Doug, during the House of Docs discussions, in Sundance. It's
great to see the interest and committment that I can read in every
member's comments, so I'll try to provide helpful and interesting
information. LA LINTERNA, my one member company, is still pretty much
breaking through. We are just starting to work for some spanish
channels providing contents that we shoot in Ny-area by some
associated people I have down there. We have been trying to enter the
international scene for more than two years, since the money for
documentaries in Spain is either non existent or in the hands of a
few multimedia-multicapital companies who provide weigth more than
quality... But this year we are going to produce a documentary that -
hopefully - will give us access to that scene...

I must apologise for my spelling mistakes, but somehow Internet always
rushes my typewriting... It's good to join the D-Word community, and
I'll be posting very soon information about festivals in Spain and
initiatives that a group of documentaries professionals organize under
the name of DOCUS.

Until then... my favourite greeting: GOOD CONTRACTS!

michel

Ben Kempas
Fri 1 Mar 2002Link
Welcome Michel!

You have just posted in our public forum, OUTSIDE The D-Word
Community. Copy and paste your intro to {LINK NOT IMPORTED}

So ... see you inside. Until then, Good Contracts!

Dominic Proccacino
Sat 2 Mar 2002Link
My two points below relate to the Sept 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster.

(1) Introduction: I was kicked out of the Reed College Alumni Web Conference following the World Trade Center incident of 9/11/2001. Some objected to my posting "Reed:89.6716", maybe someone thought (secretly) that I would fan the flames of animosity against New York City. I tried to rephrase that posting in "Terrorism:8.941", the Cafe Utne Terrorism conference. One of the hosts of the Reed Conference told me that he would "maybe" let me back in after New Years, 2002, but (so far) he hasn't let me back in. I took advice in Reed's "Conference Housekeeping" topic to visit this D-Word Conference instead. Very few Reed Alumni will read me here, sad to say.

(2) Documentary: I was in Connecticut on 9/11/2001. Shortly after the WTC disaster, I saw a documentary film on Connecticut Public Television. Earlier that year I had heard the broadcast of Ken Burn's Jazz documentary on Miami, Florida's WDNA-FM radio, but CPTV showed a portion of a documentary about New York City by a different Burns. I saw portions of the show dealing with the construction of the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building. Can anyone tell me:

  1. What is the full name of the Burns who made the documentary about New York City?
  2. How many episodes did I miss?


Ben Kempas
Sun 3 Mar 2002Link
So who are you, Dominic?

Robert Goodman
Sun 3 Mar 2002Link
ric burns. Who knows how many episodes you missed.

Dom Proccacino
Mon 4 Mar 2002Link
To Ben Kempas: click upon the "(dcp)" next to my name in LINK NOT IMPORTED
(above) and follow the links to my rough-draft autobiography. It
would make a nice documentary film (even though I have accomplished
nothing in my life) because of all the interesting things that were
going on in the background.

To Robert Goodman: Thank you for the information.

To All: when I tried to change my e-mail from spam@fredharriman.com
to proccacino@fredharriman.com, I got locked out of cafe utne, and I
had to register again using a slightly different user id. It rhymes
with C3PO, but eho was C3PO?

Jennifer Jacobs
Sun 10 Mar 2002Link
I am very happy to have found this website...I am a lover of
documentaries and would love to work on them full time, however, not
sure how to break into the BIZ...still happy to be here....

Doug Block
Sun 10 Mar 2002Link
Nice to have you here, Jennifer. Welcome.

How to break into the biz. Phew. There's film school. There's
interning. There's marrying a wonderfully rich and supportive fella.
And then there's going out, buying a digital camcorder and JUST DOING
IT.

Just don't expect to make a living at it :-)

Jennifer Jacobs
Sun 10 Mar 2002Link
Okay don't expect to make a living at it just yet...well I have a
Master's in English and teach full time at a junior high...my mind is
ripe with things I could document, am dying to, but who where do I
connect with to get my things shown or funded? All that I am very no-
knowledge on....

John D. Williams
Mon 11 Mar 2002Link
Welcome to Dominic and Jennifer!


Doug Block
Mon 11 Mar 2002Link
Jennifer, read up on grants for docmakers. Going the grant route is
probably best for first-timers if you have a social issue your
exploring. Otherwise, you probably have to get it off the ground out
of your own pocket.

Joel Bach
Thu 21 Mar 2002Link
Hello everybody,
My dear friend Sarah George, who some of you know, finally kicked me in
the butt hard enough to get me involved in The D-Word, and I'm glad she
did. This looks like quite an interesting place to convene, share
ideas, collaborate, commiserate.
I'm a TV doc producer living in New York. Recently, my company, which
was contracted by MSNBC to produce bios and specials, let go 95% of its
employees, including myself. So I join the ranks of the unemployed.
I look forward to seeing what y'all are up to.
Thanks,
Joel Bach

Doug Block
Fri 22 Mar 2002Link
Hey Joel, I think you meant to post this in the private D-Word
Community. To do that, go to www.d-word.com and click on "members
log-in".

Doug Block
Fri 22 Mar 2002Link
Doesn't mean it isn't nice to have you here, too :-)

Robert Goodman
Fri 22 Mar 2002Link
yes - this space needs some activity too. Perhaps a billboard on the
Verazano?

Doug Block
Fri 22 Mar 2002Link
Or we could just chat a while, RG...

Robert Goodman
Mon 25 Mar 2002Link
sure thing. A private conversation in the public forum.

So - SPC is even slower to make decisions than I'd heard. Two weeks
and counting to schedule a screening.

I'm going to be in NY on 5/18 for WIF chapter - doing a moderator
thing.

Michelle Byrd
Mon 8 Apr 2002Link
Just signing on. Michelle Byrd, Exec Director, IFP/New York. Looking
forward to joining the group.

Doug Block
Mon 8 Apr 2002Link
Glad you were able to navigate your way in here, Michelle. We're
simplifying the registration process and should have it up and running
by Thursday when the Virtual Doc Conference press release goes out.
Folks will just need to go to: www.d-word.com/register.

Jayasri Majumdar Hart
Wed 10 Apr 2002Link
Hi, fellow documentarians!

This is one of the best things the International Documentary
Association got me into. I signed up for the International Marketing
of Docs cyber-conference at the end of the month, but am going to be
staying on, I think. Some will recognize my first name as being from
India; the second was acquired through marriage--which brought me to
Los Angeles. For those who want to know more, let me include my
website URL. http://home.earthlink.net/~jayasrihart.

Expect to run into some old friends and make some new ones!

Doug Block
Wed 10 Apr 2002Link
Hi Jayasri, thanks for posting. I'd welcome you, and any other
documentary professionals to join our private D-Word Community. For
more info, go to: www.d-word.com/community.

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