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John Burgan

Michael - you made three identical posts advertising your company's services - this is neither appropriate, nor necessary. As such, we've deleted two of them.

You should note that The D-Word is a community of filmmakers, so please read the FAQ, in particular the guidelines on posting.



Fouzia Najar

 Can anyone recommend a fixer in Morocco? You can email me at fouzia[AT]marketroadfilms[DOT]com if so. 


Kiley Kraskouskas

Dear D-worders,

Below is our posting for a documentary writer for our film, Black Diplomacy.  We will be writing the script in preparation for the NEH production grant deadline in August 2017. 




FLOWSTATE Films, LLC is hiring an experienced documentary film writer for our historical documentary, Black Diplomacy (wt), which tells the story of three African American diplomats who served the U.S. during the Cold War and broke through a legacy of racial barriers along the way. The film also takes a look at how America's race relations, at the height of the civil rights movement, impacted our legitimacy abroad as we fought an ideological battle against communism.  

We are thrilled the NEH has awarded a scripting grant to the project which is executive produced by Sam Pollard and has an esteemed team of humanities scholars.

The writer should have experience and credits for hour-long historical documentaries for television, such as National PBS programming.  The writer will work very closely with the production team based in the Washington DC area as well as with scholars on the development of the script. Candidate must be highly collaborative and open to feedback. Experience and knowledge writing about African American history, American race relations and identity, and/or the Cold War a huge plus. Experience writing scripts for NEH production grants also a plus.

Please send CV, cover letter, references and work samples to:

We will accept applications through Tuesday, September 20th 2016 with the intended kick-off in mid-October.  Script will need to be finished by July 2017.


You can learn more about the film on our website, 






Chris Arnold


Acclaimed documentary producer/director with multiple Emmys is seeking an accomplished Avid Assistant Editor to support an Oscar-nominated editor on a new feature documentary. Ability to speak and understand Cuban Spanish, a big plus. Minimum of 4 years experience and Avid fluency required. Starts ASAP. Lasts 20 weeks.  Send links and resume to:

Tianjing Zhou

Dear all, I am the design manager for Anbang International, who is the owner of Waldorf Astoria NY. We are looking for a top documentary producer/director to discuss opportunity of documenting the hotel. Please let me know any recommendations. We'd prefer someone based in NYC. And he/she has to be award winning, has rich portfolio and among the best ones across the country.

My email is

Thank you and nice meeting with you all.

Ngawang Choephel

I am looking for assistant/junior editor who can work on FCP efficiently and who can start as soon as possible. We are working on documentary project on Tibetan Buddhism. Please let me know if you might know anyone who might be interested. Thank you so much. Please contact at this email:

Markie Hancock

I have a 71-min. doc that needs a color correct. Again, (or as always) the budget isn't huge but it's a very straight-forward doc. The film goes to festivals in October so need the colorist very soon. Recommendations are welcome as well. Thank you. email here:

Garret Savage

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications for its seventh annual award. The deadline is September 30, 2016. 

Applicants must be based in the US, reside there March 2017 – March 2018, and must have edited at least one feature-length documentary (60 minutes or longer), but no more than three feature-length films (fiction or documentary).

Eileen Meyer ("Best of Enemies"), is our current fellow. Past recipients were Anna Gustavi ("Seymour: An Introduction"), Colin Nusbaum ("Tough Love"), Jim Hession ("Rich Hill"), Lindsay Utz ("Bully") and Erin Casper ("American Promise").

Our mission is to assist emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE), Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and other partners, the fellowship offers a wide array of opportunities including mentorship. We are also the co-hosts of the Art of Editing Brunch at the Sundance Film Festival.

View for more details.

Julie Schapiro-Thorman

Documentary production company looking for an experienced production manager. Ability to handle and expedite international travel logistics and experience in high risk locations necessary.  Please send CV's to -  subject: SOF Intl. Production Mgr. 

William E Badgley


Wanted to drop a quick line in regards to The Documentary Center (, a new and unique resource for beginning and/or established documentary filmmakers in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Documentary Center is a public production office that offers documentary filmmaking classes and also creates content, and provides services. 

Our aim is to make documentary content both accessible & affordable for those who wish to develop the skills themselves as well as for those who are interested in commissioning all or part of a project. We also provide transcription, translation & subtitling services for film & television. 

So if you'd like to take classes, need services or are interested in teaching here or just want to say hi, please get in touch and introduce yourself, we're looking forward to meeting and working with as many people as possible.


Cheryl Hess

Is anyone going to the Camden International Film Festival next week and have an extra room or some type of accommodations to share?  I wasn't planning on going but now I am thinking, yes, I would like to do that.

John Burgan

Cheryl - and everyone else - all contact information such as email addresses & phone numbers are instantly available if you click on the name and/or photo  of a member, so no need to add this in a post.

Louise Carmichael

Multi-media Editor/Producer wanted! Global Witness has a unique opportunity for a brilliant Multi-Media Producer to transform the way the organisation collects and uses content to enhance our campaigning and fundraising work.
This will be Global Witness’ first-ever in-house multi-media position. They will work with our teams to identify and plan visual stories and investigations, champion the power of multi-media, create, commission and edit content for all our channels, and make sure we have the right processes and systems in place. For more information and to apply click here: 

Sadie Tillery

2017 Call for Entries Now Open! 
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in a variety of programs. By submitting an application, your film will be considered for both the NEW DOCS and Invited Program categories. Filmmakers whose films are selected for Full Frame will be notified at the time of acceptance whether their films will be screening in the NEW DOCS or Invited Program categories. Films screening in the Invited Program are not eligible for awards.


ENTRY FORM:  Full Frame partners with the online submission service Withoutabox. A direct link to the entry form is available at the bottom of this page. Submission fees can be paid by credit card or check.

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINES:  Submission fees are the same for shorts (40 minutes or less) and features (41 minutes or longer).

Regular deadline: September 1 – October 31 / $40
Late deadline: November 1 – December 15 / $60

Screeners received after October 31 will be charged the late deadline fee. Screeners received after December 15 may not be considered. Entry fees are non-refundable.

ELIGIBILITY:  Short and feature documentary films completed after January 1, 2016, are eligible for Full Frame 2017.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:  Full Frame accepts Withoutabox Secure Online Screeners or Vimeo links. Vimeo links are preferred.

NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent no later than March 3, 2017.

Submission FAQ:

Questions: submissions(at)fullframefest(dot)org

Erica Ginsberg

Want Feedback on Your Rough Cut from a Washington DC Audience?

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions of documentary works-in-progress for our November 18 Work-in-Progress Screening taking place in Washington DC in partnership with The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

Since 2004, Docs In Progress has screened more than 150 documentary rough cuts through our Work-in-Progress Screening program. After each screening, Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg facilitates a session where the filmmaker gets constructive feedback from an audience made up of a mix of filmmakers and people interested (and often experts) in the topics of the film. If you are looking for a way to get a reality check on your documentary before locking picture or have specific concerns about something which isn't quite working, you may find this helpful.

While we are based in the Washington DC area, this is one of the programs Docs In Progress offers which is open to filmmakers based anywhere in the United States, as long as you can commit to attending the screening in person at your own expense. There is no fee to submit.

The deadline to apply for our November program is this Thursday, September 15. In addition to submitting an online form, you will need to provide a link to an online screener of your rough cut.

Find out more at


Elisa Levine

Greetings all. My producer and I will be coming to Brooklyn from Seattle early next Friday for IFP Film Week (Spotlight on Documentaries.) I am in search of a place for her to crash as it appears the Airbnb room is now not sure about having 2 people. She is a very neat, sweet, and talented longtime producer/filmmaker who has worked on some great films of note. Looking for something fairly close to where the meetings will be held (26 Bridge St, 11201) . The events are all in the Vinegar Hill / DUMBO area. As you might guess, we don't have much in the way of funds but would figure something out. Please get in touch with me with ideas at elisaharadon at gmail dot com

Greatly appreciated. 

Toni Bell

GETTING REAL- Documentary Film Conference 2016 “Together Stronger” SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

A filmmaker-to-filmmaker event

Produced by the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, GETTING REAL is an unprecedented 3-day national conference for documentary filmmakers that will take place in Los Angeles from September 27 - 29, 2016. The conference will be held in the heart of Hollywood at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial and the Arclight Hollywood.

In order to make this conference a success, we depend on volunteer assistance to make it happen. That’s where you come in!

Volunteer duties include being a gift bag arrangement and distribution, runner, checking in guests and filmmakers, A/V assistance, ushering, social media, filmmaker assistance, and venue setup and breakdown.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please sign up here.

For more information about the GETTING REAL 2016 visit



Karen Rodriguez

I wanted to share this as widely as possible, so putting it in this category-- a filmmaker in residency program for emerging female filmmakers at the Center for Investigative Reporting in California - deadline Sept 23rd!

From the add:

The residency is intended to support recent graduates and women in the first five years of their careers. It will begin in mid-October 2016 and continue until mid-August 2017. Filmmakers must be based in or willing to move to the San Francisco Bay Area for the duration of the residency. This is a full-time position that pays $50,000 plus benefits for the 10-month residency. In addition, filmmakers will receive resources and funding to help them produce and complete their final projects.


Amy Halpin

IDA is still looking to fill several volunteer positions for Getting Real 2016.

Volunteers get admittance to one session for each volunteer shift they do. The conference is oversold so this is the only way to get in right now if you don't already have a pass! 

Here is what is currently available:

If you can fill any of the below shifts, please email Toni Bell at and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.

If you can drive a 15 passenger van and would be willing to shuttle panelists staff and volunteers between sessions we especially need your help. Driver shifts are listed below. 

(ALL THREE DAYS - one shift for all three days is preferred)
Morning 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Evening 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday - September 27
7:30AM Call Time/8:00AM-12:30 PM shift - 3 positions
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM shift - 3 positions
3:00 PM Call Time/ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM - 1 position

Wednesday - September 28
7:00 AM Call Time/7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 2 positions
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 2 positions
10:30AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM  - 7 positions
11:30AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
2:30 PM Call Time - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 positions

Thursday - September 29
7:30 AM Call Time/8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - 1 position
8:00AM Call Time/ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 5 positions
9:15 AM Call Time/9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - 1 position
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:30 AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 3:30 PM - 1 position
12:00 PM Call Time/12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - 7 positions
12:45 PM Call Time/1:15 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
1:00 PM Call Time/1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position



For more information on Getting Real '16


Dempsey Rice

I have one ticket to see "The 13th" at the NY Film Festival on Friday evening. My ticket is for the 9:30pm screening. I'm not able to go. Message me if you are interested. I'm not looking to recoup the $25 ticket price. Just want to see it used!  Email me if interested:

You can read about the film here:



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