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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)

Doug Block

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

Good for you for recognizing the Producer's White Paper, Stephanie. And best of luck with your film, it sounds heroic on every level.  Keep us apprised of your progress at every stage, and don't hesitate to ask for help or advice.

FYI, the two Classifieds topics are the only ones on The D-Word where we allow for double posting. So feel free to post again in the Professional Classifieds topic. 

Vivian Kleiman

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

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

Lance, we met at the NMM conference a few weeks back in Baltimore! Write to Ingrid Patetta at 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

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

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

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

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

Ngawang Choephel

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-

Erica Ginsberg

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.


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.

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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.

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Ruby Taylor

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 

Jasmine Bryant

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Jasmine Bryant

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

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

Marion Lipschutz

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 . Thanks! 

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