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Aqiyla Thomas

Hi docu folks! I'll be relocating from DC to NYC in August for a new job in arts education management in the city and I'm currently looking for housing in Upper Manhattan (Harlem/Washington Heights, Bronx) or Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy areas). Does anyone have any friends in those areas who are looking for a roommate or even subletter for the Fall/Winter until I find my permanent home? My budget is $1200 or less and I am coming with a small dog named Chuck. I'm primarily looking at rooms available with shared kitchen/bathroom, studio apts, & 2-bedrooms. But, I'd prefer not living with anymore than 2 roommates. If you have any leads or suggestions on housing in NYC, please reach out at Thanks much and look forward to connecting!


Natasha Livia Mottola

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone knew of any Fixers in the campania region of Italy.

I am going to finally start shooting on location for my personal documentary that I have been working on since 2008. I will be leaving for Italy on 7/25 and will begin shooting when I get to my family's land on 8/13. The location I will be shooting in is Ostigliano, near Salerno Italy. Might be a long shot, but I feel like the d-word is the only place a long shot becomes shorter. Any recommendations are welcome. Please email natashamottola(@)gmail(dot)com ! 

Natalie Shmuel

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer season!

Please share this post with your network, we are looking to fill in TWO available spots for our internship, located in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.

Much appreciated and best,

Natalie S.


Seeking a few Interns to work in post-production on RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE (, a documentary on the long-suppressed story of Japanese Americans who refused to cooperate with U.S. government’s World War II mass incarceration program, and were segregated in a special, militarized camp for "disloyals."

"Resistance at Tule Lake" is a project of Third World Newsreel (aka Camera News, Inc.), an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. It is produced and directed by independent filmmaker Konrad Aderer ( The project is funded by a National Park Service grant through the Japanese American Confinement Sites grant program, as well as the Center for Asian American Media and the Puffin Foundation.

The Interns will experience all there is to know in making a documentary, and will be supporting us through the post-production phase of the film as we are reaching the finish line - transcription updates, assisting with archival & historical WWII research, rights & clearances, supporting outreach for the documentary via multiple social media platforms, and taking on other tasks as needed.

Though the internship is unpaid, each Intern will gain insight into the process of developing and producing a historical documentary for public television & festivals, with a particular focus on post-production and outreach for the film. He/she will work directly with the director, producers, editor, and other members of the production team as needed, gaining valuable hands-on experience and skills essential to the process. The Intern will have the opportunity to seek mentorship and guidance from the production team regarding his or her personal/professional goals, and to receive college credit and/or a letter of recommendation assuming satisfactory completion of the internship.

The project will be in post-production and outreach from now through Summer 2016. We are looking for Interns who can commit 2-3 days a week, 6-8 hours a day, between the hours of 11am-7pm, on a weekly schedule to be arranged, with some flexibility.

We do not require extensive experience from our Interns, but please let us know in your cover letter and resume of any qualifications or interest you have in these areas:

* transcription ability: good typing and comprehension

* documentary post-production

* good written communication and proofreading skills

* historical research

* social media for films, organizations or companies

* familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Bridge and Photoshop

* attention to detail and ability to work independently

* demonstrated interest in related subject matter

* Ability to understand and/or read Japanese is a PLUS!!


Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Natalie Shmuel, Associate Producer, producer(at)lifeorliberty(dot)org.

Riccardo Valsecchi

Looking for a cameraman in Chattanooga, TN for Saturday Jul 30th. Please write with resume and reels

Fouzia Najar

 Hi all, I'm looking for Sound, DIT and a PA near Gainesville, FL - August 17 and 18. Please email fouzia[AT}marketroadfilms{DOT]com with referrals or for more information.

Melissa Fondakowski

$15,000, a GoPro Hero 4 Black, a trip to the Sundance Mountain Resort...and so much more!

Apply now for a Redford Center Grant! Redford Center Grants supports feature-length documentary projects in early development that are focused on driving awareness, education and tangible action on environmental topics. Customarily, feature-length films must be at least 60 minutes in length. Grants specifically need to be used for attending a story development summit to develop a treatment, and creating a proof of concept short film that can be used for fundraising and other interest-generating distribution opportunities. It is a competitive grant process for filmmakers, and all applicants must use our online portal to apply. Please visit for complete details and instructions.

Applications can be uploaded now through Aug. 10. HURRY!

Lev Deych

 I am looking for an  editor to help with with a fundraising trailer for a feature documentary. I have about 4-5 hours of footage, which needs to be cut into 2 - 3 min trailer. Since I am only preparing to raise money for the project there is no budget yet, and no one working on the project is being paid. I can offer credits, and a possibility of future paid work if there is a match between the candidate and the rest of the team (and if I get the money ; a lot of ifs, I know). A description of the film can be found here . I hope to have the edited reel ready by mid-August. So, if you or someone you know is between the projects and want to help, please drop me a line at lev dot deych at Thanks.

Kiera Lewis Kyoto

Documentary to screen in Middle East this September. In search of English to Arabic translation for a short 17 min film in NYC. Let me know if you have suggestions. Paid job!

Doreen Danielson

The 17th Beverly Hills Film Festival is offering a $10,000 CASH grant in all its film and screenplay categories, and it introduces a BRAND NEW STUDENT COMPETITION with lower submission prices and grants!

Mark your calendars for APRIL 26-30 at the iconic Chinese Theater in the heart of Hollywood and be a part of a spectacular event!

Rebecca Romani

In reply to Kiera Lewis Kyoto's post on Mon 1 Aug 2016:

 Perfect! I have three sources for you! 

Najah Abdlekhader (Iraqi):

Halla Daoui (Libyan):

Ghassan Zakharia (Jordanian) : he was my Arabic teacher this year and is extremely well -educated (teaches Arabic at San Diego State University):

Just tell them I gave you their names and it should be great!


Let me know if you need anything else.

Reid B. Kimball

WANTED: Crohn's End has just been unleashed into the galactic interwebs. I updated my website: and hit the social media channels. Now I just sit back and start planning my retirement.


It was an incredible experience. Thanks to many of you for your support and help over the years of development. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. 

Catherine Lee

Little Monster Films LLC is looking for a full time Production/Post-Production Assistant to work in our busy production office in Morningside Heights. Please see attached PDF for details on the position. If interested please send resume and 1-2 references to

Bill Kerrigan

I’m planning to travel to New York mid September to promote sales of my camera / equipment / rail dolly cart.

Any suggestions where I could give a demonstration would be appreciated.

The Kerri Kart should interest cinematographers, ACs, Steadicam Operators, Grips, Data Wranglers, Drone Operators, Sound Recordists, Film Teachers and anyone who works in Video Village.

I'm authorized to offer a discount, during this visit.



Ben Bauman

Hi all, we are a digital media startup building a platform for interactive television. The basic idea is that we're going to have a network of YouTube shows that all use our app to gather, rate, and incorporate user generated content.

In order to raise our next round of funding from investors, we are creating several pilot episodes of shows that would be on our network. They are basically talk shows, so they are relatively simple to film.

We have lots of experience with app development, but not that much experience with TV/film production. After our next round of funding we plan to bring production fully in-house and hire someone full time to be in charge of it. Right now we do have our own studio, and we have a bunch of our own equipment, but it's basically DIY-prosumer and we don't really have that much experience with cinematography etc. Basically we want these pilots to look better than what we can produce on our own at this stage.

Bottom line, we're looking to hire someone who can help us produce these pilots. We were hoping to find someone who is kind of a jack-of-all-trades, able to do both the filming and the editing, as well as consult and advise us on the project in general.

We will be responsible for:
- Scripts
- Talent
- Direction
You will be responsible for:
- Working with us to understand the needs for each shoot in advance
- Coming to each shoot with the right camera, audio, and lighting equipment.
- Setting up each shot
- Filming all the required scenes and lines in the show
- Filming an intro sequence for each show
- Editing the footage to produce the final pilot episodes, incorporating the user-submitted clips (which will be provided us)

Please reply to ben at leavetv dot com with a link to your work, and tell us why you'd be perfect for this job.

Damian Kudelka

In reply to Delaney Ruston's post on Tue 12 Jul 2016:

 Hi.  I'm an aspiring filmmaker taking a sabbatical, which will largely be devoted to creating  a documentary (not-related to mental health).  I agree brainstorming and collaborating are enjoyable and aid in the creative process. I'm certainly interested in meeting to see if there is chemistry and if I can be of use. 

Michael Raines

Peak Teams is currently looking for an Assistant Editor, to work on a per-job basis, with the possibility of extending into full time work in the future.  Responsibilities as Assistant Editor will include:

Data Organization 
Assembling project files to include all necessary media into easily editable sequences.
Creating assembly cuts
Bin Organization
Audio Syncing 


Ideal candidates would be highly proficient in Final Cut Studio, Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Cloud, OS X, understanding various codecs and, in general, be a very detailed oriented person who learns fast and is motivated to explore new developing software and technologies relevant to the field.

Additional interests in videography, sound tech and directing are a major plus as there will be growth opportunities in these roles.

At least 3 years of experience, either in a full-time, part-time, or in an intern position is desired.  Salary TBD.

We are a boutique leadership development consulting firm that believes in the power of visuals to emotionally engage leaders and managers in mid-sized and large companies.  We create powerful experiences connecting the adventure, neuroscience, and leadership, all wrapped in an amazing brand.  You’ll be working on a small and mighty (fun) team.


Please email Michael Raines @ michael[AT]peakteams[dot]com

Michael  Almanza

In reply to Jon Reiss's post on Thu 2 May 2013:


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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, 






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