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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)

Vivian Kleiman
Pro

In reply to Stephanie Howard 's post on Mon 14 Nov 2016:

Another thumbs up to you for noting the Producer's White Paper. 

In addition to helping identify funding, there's a lot that a Creative Producer can help with for this project in particular.  I think there'd be a lot of interest in this subject in many areas. The challenge is to reach your targeted audience as expeditiously as possible.

Lance Kramer
Pro

Meridian Hill Pictures, a DC-based independent documentary production company,  is producing a dynamic, cinema verité  documentary project telling a story based in Burkina Faso.  We are in need of quickly identifying a highly skilled Cinematographer and Sound Recordist (2 separate people)  for a funded shoot to Burkina Faso around December 13 - 23 (still solidifying exact dates, but will fall in this range). We are ideally trying to find someone that is a highly skilled documentary cinematographer with experience shooting verité/observational cinematography and ethics on independent long-form documentaries. Bonus (but not a requirement) if they speak fluent French and English and/or have experience traveling/living in West Africa. Also a bonus if the cinematographer and sound recordist who have experience working together.

Please email Michelle at : michelle[AT]meridianhillpictures[dot]com if you’re interested or have the name of someone who might be a good fit. Thanks!

Mitch Teplitsky
Pro

Lance, we met at the NMM conference a few weeks back in Baltimore! Write to Ingrid Patetta at cameranomade@gmail.com. She is French-born, and currently living back in France, but has also lived and worked extensively in West Africa.  She shoots, edits, directs..J'adore ingrid

Stephanie Howard
Pro

In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 15 Nov 2016:

 Thanks very much, Doug.  I haven't posted on D-Word before so it's good you directed me to the pro classifieds. I'd love to keep you all up to date on "The Weight of Honor" but what's the appropriate topic/forum on the site?

Elizabeth Westrate
Pro

Hello, fellow D-Worders! It warms my heart to see our humble white paper being shared. The Real Screen version (typos and all) is still the most current, but we do plan to meet at the end of the month to talk about next steps. I'll be sure to share any updates.

Alexandra Fisher
Pro

Hello, D-Worders! I'm a NY-based documentary filmmaker looking for a NY-based editor to cut a trailer/sizzle/teaser for a personal documentary about the ethical and moral difficulties I encounter in making a film about a school under a bridge in New Delhi, India. This school was seen in the 2013 World Press award-winning photographs "The School For Less Fortunate" by Altaf Qadri. The editor must speak Hindi. I'm also open to finding an editor in India and am happy to travel there to work. Any leads/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Please email Alexandra Fisher at fisha[at]mac[dot]com.

Karen Bernstein
Pro

Hello, everyone.  I am looking for an experienced film and photo researcher in Providence, R.I.  Suggestions?  Please contact Karen - karen@bernsteindocumentary.com

Ngawang Choephel
Fan

I am a NY based documentary filmmaker. We are looking for an assistant/junior editor to work on a documentary film on Tibetan Buddhism. Please let me us know if you know of anyone who might be interested. Thank you. Please contact Ngawang- nchoephel@gmail.com

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Washington DC-area filmmakers, Docs In Progress has two upcoming programs which may be of interest.

Both events take place at  the Docs In Progress "Documentary House" (8700 1st Avenue Silver Spring, MD - walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro. Limited onsite parking and free garage across the street.

INSIDE FILM FESTIVALS: WHAT ARE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS REALLY THINKING? 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 

What does it take for your documentary feature or short to be accepted into a film festival? Take a peek into the sometimes mysterious process of how films get selected so that you can navigate your festival strategy strengthened with vital knowledge.

Led by veteran documentary film festival programmer Andrea Passafiume (AFI DOCS, Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC), this program will cover a broad range of topics ranging from the submission process all the way through to how to maximize your film festival experience if your documentary gets accepted. Plus plenty of time for questions.

Find out more at https://eventgrid.com/Events/23334/inside-film-festivals-what-are-festival-programmers-thinking-ie1-1292-1116

 

ETHICS IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

As public confidence in mainstream media has been diminishing at the same time that documentaries have been accelerating in the commercial entertainment space of television and movie theaters and side-by-side with reality TV, filmmakers are encountering more ethical challenges than ever before. Entrusted by both the people they film and the audiences who see the films while still needing to market their films with commercial pressures, filmmakers may face pressure to inflate drama or character conflict and to create drama where no natural drama exists. How to navigate these slippery slopes?

Join us for a frank, confidential and off-the-record workshop about ethical challenges in documentary filmmaking and next steps in the field. Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor in the Film and Media Arts program at American University and Founder of the Center for Media and Social Impact, will discuss takeaways from her ongoing research, and will facilitate a conversation about current ethical challenges filmmakers are facing, ways to assess best actions in the current environment, and ways to get involved in organizing to improve conditions.

While this program is aimed particularly at documentary filmmakers, we welcome the participation of anyone who is interested in how ethics is integrated into the documentary filmmaking process from idea to distribution.

Find out more at https://eventgrid.com/Events/23337/ethics-in-documentary-filmmaking-ie1-1293-1116

 

Ruby Taylor
Pro

I am looking for a space to screen my documentary and have a Q&A afterwards in Harlem, New York (125 to 150 seats). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated vuuhu03@icloud.com 

Jasmine Bryant
Pro

FOR SALE: Canon EOS 1V (body only) $450

Used but in excellent condition. Product Highlights: Canon's Last 35mm Flagship Magnesium Alloy Body Extensive Rubber Sealing 150,000-Cycle Shutter 45-Point Autofocus System 7 Cross-Type AF Sensor Points 10 FPS in One Shot AF w/ PB-E2 100% Viewfinder w/ Glass Pentaprism PC Link for Data Transfer/Remote Cntrl

Jasmine Bryant
Pro

FOR SALE: Canon EOS 60D dslr (body only) $350

Used but in excellent condition. Battery not included. Product Highlights: 18 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View Vari-Angle LCD Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point Native ISO 6400, Extended to ISO 12800 5.3 fps Shooting for 58 JPEG or 16 RAW 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor In-Camera Editing and Picture Styles

Mark Moskowitz
Pro

Looking for an editor for a film about a music act. Feature or longform experience a must. Show is 80% shot and currently on Avid. High expectations for it. Mark Moskowitz. Director. email is pov@ix.netcom.com

Marion Lipschutz
Pro

Looking to rent a Cannon C300 body (or similar) for two days Tuesday, December 6th through Wednesday, December 7th for $400. If you would be interested in me a ring at 917-406-7142 or email at marion@incite-pictures.com . Thanks! 

Doug Block
Host

NYC area D-Worders: Our friends at Sight, Sound & Story are offering a limited number of free tickets to D-Word members - first come, first served - to their event tonight devoted to the art of cinematography. The panel sessions are being held at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd St.), and take place from 5 to 7:30pm, followed by a networking party and tech lounge.

The impressive roster of guest speakers include Kirsten Johnson (Citizen Four, Cameraperson, Fahrenheit 9/11), Wolfgang Held (Racing Dreams, American Teen) and Eric Edwards (Knocked Up, Kids, My Own Private Idaho).

Free tickets are available to the first ten D-Word members to register using the discount code: DWORDFREEOFFER

Click here to register.

Dan Satorius
Pro

Minnesota Film and TV Board is hiring a new Executive Director

The job posting for this position and how to apply follows:

 

About the organization:

Minnesota Film and TV is a non-profit state film commission. Its operations are funded by a combination of state and private funds and overseen by MNFilmTV’s Board of Directors and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  www.mnflimtv.org

 

Position Description:

The Minnesota Film and TV Executive Director promotes the organization’s mission and incentive program and acts as official spokesperson for Minnesota Film and Television. S/he develops and maintains productive relationships with studio and independent film producers, commercial producers, production companies, TV networks, streaming services, documentary and other media makers encouraging them to produce their projects in Minnesota.   S/he also develops and maintains productive relationships with state legislators and other government officials; members of the press; other media arts organizations; financial contributors, potential contributors and other influencers, stakeholders and opinion leaders who impact the organization's success.

 

Eligible candidates should have significant professional experience in the film and television industry and knowledge of and experience in non-profit organizational management, including fundraising and legislative advocacy.  The ideal candidate would also have experience in marketing, media and public relations and a track record of successfully leading an organization focused on delivering world-class customer service. This position reports to the MNFilmTV Board of Directors and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota Film and TV is an equal opportunity employer.

  

Responsibilities:

·       Promote and represent the organization and its mission, nurturing participation in Minnesota’s production incentive program, aka Snowbate.

·       Develop and maintain relationships and communications with a variety of constituents and constituencies; such as the media production industry, Minnesota Legislature, the funding community and individual funding organizations, press and media.

·       Secure significant private contributions and foundation support.  Develop and maintain donor relationships.

·       Lead legislative advocacy efforts and meet state reporting requirements.

·       Provide strategic direction for the organization, manage staff and direct the management of volunteers, lead and support staff in the staff’s efforts in problem solving and providing superior client service to companies producing work in Minnesota.

·       Manage the organization’s annual operations budget and maintain communications with the board of directors regarding financial and budget matters.

·       Oversee administration of Snowbate and implement other programs to support the organization’s mission.

·       Work with the board of directors to effectively execute the annual work plan and strategic vision.

 

Experience

·       Designing, planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns, solicitation and stewardship.

·       Demonstrates strategic, organizational management and communication skills.

·       Significant professional experience in the film and television industry

·       Solid, hands-on, budgeting, project and resource management skills.

·       Experience working with boards of directors.

·       Human resources management including hiring/termination, staff development, performance evaluation and benefits administration.  

·       Management of independent contractors hired for specific scopes of work and directing volunteers.

·       Marketing, promotion and event planning.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

·       4-year college degree

·       5+ years’ fundraising experience with achieved goals.

·       5+ years’ staff leadership and organizational management.

·       3 years’ experience in marketing, event management, public relations.

·       3+ years’ production experience in the film, television, media industry

·       Knowledge of legislative advocacy.

·       Ability to convey a vision of the organization’s mission and strategic plan.

·       Prior positions of responsibility that required public facing duties.

·       Strong written and oral communication skills and public speaking skills.

·       Management of a schedule that often requires evening and weekend commitments.

·       Ability to travel 20% of the time.

·       Entrepreneurial mindset.

·       Comfortable with ambiguity.

·       Ability to create and maintain partnerships with a wide variety of people and organizations.

 

Compensation:

·       Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

General Information:

·       Location:  Minneapolis, MN

·       Category:  Executive Director

·       Job Type:  Full time/Exempt

·       Closing Date:  1/27/17

·       Salary:  Dependent on qualifications and experience

 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume/CV to jobs@mnfilmtv.org and include “Executive Director Position” in the subject line of your email.


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