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Welcome to The D-Word! Stop in and sign the guest book - let us know a little (or a lot) about yourself.

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Evan Schlossberg
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

D'oh! Sorry about the typo Mr. Kempas. And yes it was rough suffering under our friend Thom's vicious whip all semester so thanks for the sympathy Doug.

And thank you both for the welcome!


Ben Kempas
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

I forgive you. I don't know what it is, people either make me a "Kampas" or "Kempers". But somehow they never make me "Kampers". :-)


James Longley
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

or "Happy Kampers"


Yixi Villar
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Hello everyone.. My name is Yixi Villar and my partner and I are looking to fund our documentary, "Life In The Balance" . It highlights the work of two cutting edge doctors and their patients. These doctros are changing the face of cancer treatment in America, they are saving the lives of people who have been sent home to die at the hands of doctors from some of the leading cancer centers in America.   
We are looking to raise $100,000. For a number of the grants out there we need to have a non-profit status, does anyone know of any grants that don't have that criteria?
Please help, Thank you

Edited Fri 6 Feb 2009 by Yixi Villar

Marj Safinia
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Yixi, welcome. The traditional workaround is to find a fiscal sponsor, an organization that has non-profit 501(c)3 status that agrees to collect funds you raise in exchange for a percentage that they take for themselves. This allows you to pursue grants that require non-profit status, usually for about 5%-6% of what you raise. There are a number of organization that offer it, include the IDA or Public Media Inc. or IFP New York


Laura Kissel
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link Tag

Hello out there,

I'm currently living in Shanghai, China and at work on a documentary about cotton and globalization. I'd like to meet any D-word folks and documentary filmmakers who are living/working in Shanghai or nearby provinces (Chinese or expats of all stripes). I'm building up my network here and would like to know more filmmakers, film venues, etc.


Doug Block
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Welcome, Laura. I have a good friend (she's Chinese) doing doc work but she's in Beijing, so not sure if that's helpful. If you want to get in touch anyway we can take this to email.


Anne Goodfriend
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Hi I am a young filmmaker; new on the scene and looking to investigate these types of community sites as an outlet for... anything really. Just want to gain experience and learn from others...


Doug Block
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link

Glad you discovered us, Anne. Great to have you here.


Laura Kissel
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 6 Feb 2009 :

That'd be great, Doug. Your friend may have suggestions about Shanghai– people, places, etc. I'll also travel to Beijing this spring. Will you email me details?

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Michael Barnitt
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link

I am happy to find you guys, it looks like an interesting site. I'll be glad to answer any sound questions you might have.


Doug Block
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link

Welcome, Michael. Hope to see a lot of you in our Sound and Music topic. Laura, I'll be in touch soon.


Carl Thelin
Sun 8 Feb 2009Link

Laura Kissel encouraged me to sign up. I'm a Shanghai-based Shooter-Director, working on a hodgepodge of documentaries, TV commercials, and corporate image films.


Thomas Rigler
Sun 8 Feb 2009Link

Hi, Marj Safinia encouraged me to join...
I'm a TV and new media producer with strong ties to the documentary community and serve on the board of the IDA. Just helped rebuild documentary.org there.


Doug Block
Sun 8 Feb 2009Link

Welcome Carl and Thomas, but you're only halfway there. Feel free to sign up for full membership to get access to all of our discussion topics.


Anita Womack-Weidner
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hi,

I'm Anita Womack, a documentary producer in Brooklyn, NY. I heard about you guys from Doculink.


Rob Jackson
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hi,
I'm Rob Jackson and I've been bitten by the documentary bug. My first and only project to date is "Tracking Patagonia," a doc shot in Patagonia that is currently in post-production (I'm associate producer and co-cinematographer.) To keep it short, I'm here to learn, share and be an active part of the documentary world! Looking forward to it...!


Jennie Stenhouse
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hi Everyone My name is Jennie Stenhouse and all though I come from a Computer science background I have found my self and my calling in documentary film. I am currently working my first job in the industry as an editor, camera chick and production assistant but long to do my own films ( I have a couple of my own projects i am tinkering away on ) . I found the sight through docu-link I to am looking forward to learning sharing and being an active member of the community.


Nilankur Das
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hello, this is nilankur, work in a new media studio www.cultureunplugged.com We provide online space to showcase, promote and cross pollinate ideas of film makers of SE Asia, Middle East and Africa. Hope to have a meaningful alliance with like minded friends/Film Makers.


Gerard Laplante
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hello, this is Gerry and I am currently working on my first doc, about an extraordinary self-taught artist from Birmingham Alabama. I learned about the d-word through doculink, and look forward to participating in the community.


John Burgan
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

It's a documentary avalanche! Welcome one and all.


Doug Block
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Really, it's coming fast and furious, and great to have you all here with us!


Hannah Patterson
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hi all,

I'm a UK-based documentary maker and film journalist. I have been working on a documentary about environmental racism in a community living around oil refineries in Texas independently for 5 years, and recently won Best Short Pitch at BRITDOC festival and money towards completion of the film. Myself and the director (photographer Zed Nelson) are trying to get funding to complete post-production to meet our April deadline so I've gone the IndieGoGo route. If anyone has any great blogger leads from people who'd be interested to know more about the topic, I'd gratefully hear them.

More info on the film and a three minute trailer at:

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/view/1276?iggref=IPJF_TTAG

Thanks
Hannah


John Burgan
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hannah, with your credentials you're welcome to apply for full membership of the D-Word, which will give you access to all the members-only topics.


Joshua Koffman
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Hi there- found out about you guys from doculink. I'm a freelance television documentary director/producer/writer (Discovery, Nat Geo, TLC, etc.) who also produces indie docs on the side.


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