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Ben Kempas
We've always had topics for both Classifieds and Shameless
Self-Promotion in {LINK NOT IMPORTED}, our private conference for
documentary professionals.

Now for the first time in The D-Word Forum, here's your chance to
reach a broader public: This topic allows ALL Cafe Utne users to read
and post.
Ben Kempas
Jobs wanted, equipment for rent, need a sublet, seeking an intern...
Tell us about your company, your latest work, your skills... This is
the place to toot your own horn!
Paul Devlin
A real-life thriller, with a lot more at
stake than a stock price or a few careers."     -- David Chute, LA Weekly   Paul Devlin's Power Trip, adds three new awards and continues its theatrical run in Los Angeles at Laemmle Theaters, 4 weekends in November.   Please spread the word about this and the many other November screenings below. (more info at www.po     Electricity is Hope When an American energy company buys the formerly state-run
electricity company in Tbilisi in the Georgian Republic,
a comical clash of culture combusts.
  This top-notch, surprisingly humorous documentary provides
insight into today's headlines, with a graphic, on-the-ground
depiction of the challenges facing
globalization of multinational companies in emerging markets.

The story is told over two years of electrical outages, blackouts,
corrupt politicians and a host of creative, yet highly dangerous,
illegal connections.
--St. Louis Film Festival     *** Award Winner **** Berlin Film Festival Florida Film Festival Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival Transparency International Film Festival Port Townsend, WA Film Festival Red Bank, NJ Film Festival Freiburg Okomedia Film Festival     November
Laemmle Theaters
Fairfax Theatre, West Hollywood
Sat, Nov 1, 11AM
Sun, Nov 2, 11AM
Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica
Sat, Nov 8, 11AM
Sun, Nov 9, 11AM
Playhouse 7 Theatre, Pasadena
Sat, Nov 15, 11AM
Sun, Nov 16, 11AM
Fallbrook Theatre, West Hills
Sat, Nov 22, 11AM
Sun, Nov 23, 11AM
(Buy tickets online)

Stadtkino, Basel, Switzerland
Sa 1.11. 17.30
So 2.11. 13.30
Mo 3.11. 18.30 & 21.00

In the DocHouse, London
Sun 2nd Nov, 4pm, The Other Cinema,
-- 11 Rupert Street, London W1
Thurs 6th Nov, 6.45pm, The Ritzy Cinema,
-- Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9

Rehoboth Beach Film Festival
Thu, Nov 6, 5:15PM
Fri, Nov 7, 3:50PM
Sat, Nov 8, 6:20PM

Global Visions Film Festival
Alberta, Canada
Fri, Nov 7, 9:00PM

Margaret Mead Film Festival
New York City
Sat, Nov 8, 6:30PM,
American Museum of Natural History

Northhampton International
Film Festival

11/8, 2:30PM
Wright Hall Smith College Center Campus

Daytona Beach Film Festival
11/06, 4:15PM 11/09, 9:30PM

DocuDays Film Festival, Beirut
Nov 8, 10AM

Milwaukee International Film Festival
Sun, 11/16, 4:30 PM

Argus Human Rights Festival
Denver, Colorado
Human Rights Watch
Traveling Film Festival

Fri, Nov 14, 9:00PM

911 Media Arts, Seattle
Fri, Nov 14, 8PM

St. Louis International Film Festival
11/19, 7:30PM
11/21, 5PM

The Rencontres Internationales
du Documentaire de Montreal

11/14 - 11/23

International Documentary
Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

11/19 - 11/30
Oslo Int'l Film Festival, Norway
Nov 20-30
11/19 - 11/30
Rustavelli Theater
(Sponsored by the American Chamber
of Commerce and the American Embassy)
November 20th (tentative, to be confirmed)

(December dates - including Film Forum, NYC - still to come...)   More info at   Thanks for all your support.    

Scott Peehl

Lambert House Benefit Screening

Please join Filmingk at a special Seattle screening
of Mindflank to benefit Lambert House of Capitol Hill.

What: Mindflank Screening
When: 7:30pm Friday - November 7, 2003
Where: Central Cinema - 1411 21st Ave. (at 21st & Union)
How much: $5

Proceeds of the screening will go to Lambert House, a center for Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth and their allies that
encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and
life skills.  Further info is available online at

Mindflank (60 min.)

What do a hip hop producer, a kid who does naked comedy, terrorists, and
faith healing have to do with each other? Find out in Mindflank, the true story
of a year in the life of 23 year old Te Devan "Rocketman" Kurzweil.  He is a
strange mix of Abbie Hoffman activism and Andy Kauffman who hit the streets
of New York last year to fulfill his dream of being a rap star. Soon after 9.11.01
Te discovered he had the ability to take away people's pain without touching
them. This 6'7 Jewish kid from New Jersey spends his spare time fighting
terrorists, healing on the streets and entertaining people with his naked
comedy (as seen recently on the Ricki Lake Show). Although his mission in
life is to mess with people's heads and wake them up from their consumption
induced coma, he maintains that his healing powers are genuine. He
continues to heal people anywhere and everywhere he goes.

Further info, pics and clips are online at
Hans Bonato
A planet of pure rock* A planet for you to enjoy the adventure*


A refuge for the mountain culture in the Argentine Patagonian Andes

The Film

Planet Frey is the chronicle of the discovery of a very small universe, with a very particular set of characteristics, at the center of which we find the mountain hut Emilio Frey. It is here, in this small planet of granite towers and needles, that we become fully aware of the traditional Patagonian mountain culture. Climbers find in Frey an ideal setting for rock climbing, which is one of its main attractions. The filmmakers go slowly discovering the environment, and in doing so, they begin climbing and end up by feeling the challenge in their own skin whilst attempting some of the main summits in the area. Planeta Frey is visually majestic, with an agile edition and excellent music it is virtually a celebration and invites the spectator to enjoy the mountain.

The Company

DOCSUR is a new independent production company; the first one of its kind in Patagonia. The whole idea behind the company when it was formed was to contribute in the propagation of information and images of this vast, mysterious and virginal region of the planet, with the belief that the broadcast of its natural resources and riches, full of breathtaking contrasts, was the best way to contribute with the full appreciation and preservation of the region. The company*s members and professional crew, all fully identified with their native land, work hard to offer to the world high quality products, that represent as well the infinite diversity of contents found in this territory. Patagonia harbors exquisite manifestations of nature, adventure, mystery, history, science and culture, and the world must have a chance to get to know them.

For more information and trailers visit

Doug Block
Sounds interesting, Hans. Thanks for posting.

Haven't seen Mindflank so can't comment, but I have seen Power Trip.
Highly recommended!
Erica Ginsberg
Calling all flexible and friendly Philadelphians...


Does anybody have a favorite d.p., sound person, and/or production
in the Philadelphia area? I'm looking for a good eye, and lovely
verite-style shooting. A flexible and friendly personality also a

Thanks for any suggestions!
Wynette Yao
Singing Cat Productions
1527 Corcoran Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel. 202-483-0031
Erica Ginsberg
Please respond directly to Court TV by faxing your info to the number
given below. Good luck!

Court TV in NYC has fulltime position openings for PA's. They have
two positions open and are looking for highly organized, self-
motivated individuals with a demonstrated background or interest in
documentaries and long-form non-fiction series. Their PAs help manage
the day to day production process and deliverable schedules of their
more than 150 episodes of new documentary programs each year. This
involves organizing critical documents and serving as a liaison
between Court TV and outside producers. There is also the opportunity
to research story ideas and screen and log material for our in-house
documentary projects.

Duties also include some administrative tasks, such as assisting the
senior staff with travel, expenses, meeting organization and phone

The ideal candidate will have a college degree and at least some
experience in a related field, such as journalism, television, or
film. Computer literacy and the ability to multitask are also

To apply fax your resume to 240.337.8569
Nina Gilden Seavey
The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at George Washington
University is looking for either one or two instructors in
camera/lighting/sound and Avid editing for the spring semester. The
most intensive time for teaching for the technical portion of the
program is in March and April. For more information about the
Documentary Center and this program, go to and
click on the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking link.

Pay is competitive for academic salaries. To submit a resume, either
send it to or fax to (202) 994-5806.
Ben Kempas
From the Documentary Filmmakers Group:

There are still places available on this Saturday's Production
Management Course, focusing on scheduling and budgeting, music rights,
use of archive and stills, health and safety, release forms, booking
crews, setting up a shoot, shot listing, transcripts, translations,
insurance, final financial matters, post production and delivery

9.45am in Brixton.

Call 020 7428 0882 NOW to book one of the final places!

Our tutor LINDA STRADLING... is a well-established and experienced
Production Manager with a broad knowledge of budget preparation and
negotiating, credit control, setting up systems and personnel
contracts - right through to production supervision and delivery. She
started out working as a production secretary in the Features and
Current Affairs department at LWT and moved on to become a freelance
Production Manager making social history documentaries for Channel 4,
a Dispatches on El Salvador and a doc for Granada which was nominated
for a BAFTA. Her subsequent work for Channel Four, BBC, Discovery
Channel and National Geographic amongst others has included several
series, docu-dramas, live studio shows, and current affairs programmes
including a BAFTA nominated (Originality) EQUINOX drama/doc for
Channel 4 and the first YOU DECIDE series with Jeremy Paxman.
Ben Kempas
From Discovery Campus:

APPLY NOW for the Discovery Campus Masterschool 2004 - a unique
European master class for documentary professionals and up-and-coming

Application Deadline: 28th November 2003

> Develop your documentary project for an international audience >
Get intensive tutoring from international experts > Take part in four
effective, practically orientated workshops > Discover the strategies
of international production and distribution companies > Enter the
network of European non-fiction professionals > Meet European and
North-American decision makers and get your documentary produced

More info at <http://www.discovery-campus.
Lorenzo Meccoli
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please, join me for the world premiere
of an independent documentary on the
voices of dissent in the Bush's America.

November 21 from 10 am to 6:30 pm
November 24 from 12 pm-noon to 8:15 pm
At City Theatre * City 3
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 13-25

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Lorenzo Meccoli
Deleted User
Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that my doc THE BACKYARD
( was released today on DVD in the
USA and Canada via Image Entertainment.

Very Best,

Paul Hough
Harry Pallenberg
Over 10 years in the making, SHOTGUN FREEWAY: Drives Thru Lost L.A. the DVD is here. With an all star cast, great reviews, and now added bonus features, why not buy 2 for the Holidays!!!

See a Trailer and Buy it here ShowTtl.jsp?id=205166

or buy it by calling toll free 1-888-232-0049

You can see another trailer and read reviews at shotgun/index.html

Los Angeles Times says... Morgan Neville and Harry Pallenberg's irreverent, insightful 'Shotgun Freeway' is surely one of the most ambitious documentaries on Los Angeles ever attempted..... - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Reporter thinks..... "A breezy, informative look at Los Angeles history and culture... the films angle and talkative, analytical interviewees stitch together a thought provoking portrait of a teaming metropolis unlike any other." - David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter

Before "L.A. Confidential", there was "Shotgun Freeway"-- the groundbreaking 1996 documentary about Los Angeles coming to grips with it's own history. Against a backdrop of never-before-seen archive footage on the L.A., Shotgun Freeway presents a diverse group of "Angelinos" who guide the film through their own past as well as the city's. We get crime scribe James Ellroy reliving his youth as a burglar, Actor/writer Buck Henry's tour of Hollywood fakery, Jazzman Buddy Collette's trip down Central Avenue, Historian Mike Davis' tour of LA's eventual Armageddon, and writer Joan Didion's take on LA's own ephemerality. From the Beaches to the Valley, "Shotgun Freeway" will show you a Los Angeles you never knew existed.

Directed by Morgan Neville & Harry Pallenberg

BONUS MATERIALS include Director's Commentary, The Lost Tim Leary Interview, and three rare promotional films: Hollywood 1931, LA Police Tour, The Free Way.

Doug Block
[copied from Introduce Yourself]

{LINK NOT IMPORTED}: Brian Pia {brianpia} Sat, 22 Nov 2003 18:40:05
EST (24 lines)

Need a strong voice over talent? Former ABC and CNN freelance
television news correspondent Brian Pia now available for documentary
voice over. Contact for demo on CD. E-mail:, (205)
877-9870 (W), (205) 988-0607 (H)

Served as on-air talent, writer and producer for thousands of top-
rated news reports, newscasts and documentaries:

·Freelance correspondent for ABC*s Good Morning America and ABC
affiliates. ·Freelance correspondent for CNN and NHK-TV in Japan.
·Staff correspondent for FNN (now CNBC) and FNN Business Radio, with
110 major market radio affiliates. ·Staff correspondent for This
Morning*s Business, which was syndicated to 140 CBS-TV affiliates.
·Former chief reporter/special projects anchor for WBRC-TV in
Birmingham. ·Reported from Wall Street, the Chicago Mercantile
Exchange, Capitol Hill, Saudi Arabia, Honduras and Panama. ·Covered
the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Walter
Mondale. ·Covered the Challenger shuttle accident and investigation,
the fall of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Exxon*s handling of the Valdez oil
spill and prepared numerous investigative reports.
Rhonda Moskowitz
A documentary film fundraiser with special guest, author Grace Paley,
is being held at The Museum of the City of New York on Monday night,
December 8th, for the film "Living in the Coops," which tells the
story of radical Jewish garment workers who built housing
cooperatives in the Bronx in the 1920s -- a utopia from which they
set out to change the world. The film has received both NEH and NEA

Volunteers are needed from 6 PM to 10:30 PM to serve food and drink
and for coat check. Volunteers will be able to participate in the
event,where the director, award-winning doc filmmaker,Michal Goldman,
will be present and show clips, and acclaimed author Grace Paley will
read from her works.

Please contact associate producer, Ellen Brodsky ASAP by e-mail at or phone at 781-647-1102.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street is
easy to reach by bus and subway. There is also a parking lot nearby.
Ellen Brodsky will give you the particulars.
Rianne Tol
hello all, Any Dutch or Hollandbased documentarymakers on the d-
word? I am looking for an internshipplace for 3 till about 6 months
starting march 2004. I am a senior student journalism and currently
working on my final project and first documentary. It's a great
tragedy and a tough battle but I am still loving it.
Robert Goodman
rianne - you only need to post a message in one place. We all tend
to read all of the categories. Multiple posts become an annoyance.
That said, welcome to the d-word. I'm sure someone will take you up
on your offer. More hands always needed.
Erica Ginsberg
Forwarding message (I am not the contact)

Application Deadline Extended to December 1, 2003

The Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder
invites applications for a tenure-track position in the production
effective fall 2004. Rank is open, although the Program anticipates
hiring at the associate or early full professor level. Those applying
for a senior rank will be considered for the position of chair and
should have previous experience in departmental administration,
grant-writing, and fund-raising.

The production area of Film Studies combines the study of 16mm
filmmaking (narrative, documentary and experimental) with digital
and new technologies. We are seeking a film/video maker with an MFA,
significant teaching experience, and a strong portfolio and exhibition
record that demonstrates substantial expertise in digital editing,
design and graphics. Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the
following applications:

Final Cut Pro
Pro Tools
2-D and 3-D graphic programs
Internet and New Technologies

The Film Studies curriculum is unique in that it integrates critical
studies and production requirements in the BA and BFA degrees. A
background in the history and aesthetics of new technologies is highly

Salary range and rank: Commensurate with experience.

All applications should include a cover letter, vitae, and three
of reference. Please send all applications to Suranjan Ganguly, Chair,
Film Studies Program, Campus Box 283, University of Colorado at
Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309. Review of applications will begin on
October 15 and continue until position is filled.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and
equality in education and employment.

Karla Berry
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Media Arts
Department of Art
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Paul Devlin
The movie My Flesh & Blood opened this weekend, and they need some
support at the box office, so if you have any interest in the movie,
please buy a ticket today!

They just won 2 awards at IDFA, 2 awards at Sundance, shortlisted for
the Academy and will probably get a nomination, and not only that
it's an incredible film that gets me choked up just reading the New
York Times review.

But all that may be eclipsed if they do poorly at the box office,
which would be bad news for all of us, so help get the word out, and
help get some people in the seats, today!

"In what has been called the year of the documentary, "My Flesh and
Blood" stands beside "Capturing the Friedmans" and "Fog of War" as an
unforgettable experience".
-Stephen Holden, NY Times

"My Flesh and Blood" etches and unforgettable portrait"
-Kevin Thomas, LA Times

"There's no denying that "My Flesh and Blood" is one of this year's
best documentaries and that the experiences of this family from
Fairfield will resonate with moviegoers from around the country.
***** Five Star Rating
-Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle

"You'd have to be a stone to not be affected by "My Flesh and Blood".
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


18 W. Houston Street (at Broadway)
Tickets: or 777-FILM x531

11272 Santa Monica Blvd. (at the 405 Freeway)
Tickets: or 777-FILM
More info: (310) 478-6379

2261 Fillmore
Tickets: No online or phone pre-sales. Advance sales at the box
More info: (415)267-4893

Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Tickets: or 777-FILM
More info: (510) 843-3456

Aquarius Theater
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA
Tickets: No online or phone pre-sales. Advance sales at the box
More info: (650) 327-3241

Rafael Film Center
1118 4th Street
San Rafael, CA
More info: (415) 454-5813

Specific Theater to be determined. Please check local listings.
Tickets: No online or phone pre-sales. Advance sales at the box


Shattuck Theater
3pm show (check listings for exact start time)
Producer Jennifer Chaiken and key subject Susan Tom in attendance

Clay Theater
5pm show (check listings for exact start time)
Producer Jennifer Chaiken and key subject Susan Tom in attendance

7pm show (check listings for exact start time)
Producer Jennifer Chaiken and key subject Susan Tom in attendance
Odile Isralson
A large NYC bank is looking to staff their teleconferencing group.
They need a manager to manage a group of 4-5 people with experience in
production/AV and teleconferencing. The salary is 90K + up to 30K bonus.
If interested, please contact for more information
Christopher Pavsek
Final Cut Pro Training: Long-time D-Word member offers FCP training
in Philadelphia or NY City or thereabouts. I've got lots of
experience teaching groups and one-on-one. I am an excellent teacher
with more than a decade of university teaching experience. I am also
available for consulting and trouble shooting on your system.

Please email me privately for information and rates.
Erica Ginsberg
Please contact them directly and do not call...Good luck!

Optomen Productions seeks an associate producer for a reality series
pilot to broadcast on a major US cable network. Associate Producer
will work with executive producer, researching and supporting all
production needs, including expert and subject casting, scheduling
and conducting interviews and shoots; locating and acquiring footage;
securing all consent and release forms and clearances for footage;
arranging transcription, developing storyline, making transcript
selects and providing support during post production.

Associate Producer will be responsible for all paperwork required,
including music cue sheets, style sheets, etc., and will occasionally
write and edit elements of the show. AP must demonstrate good
interviewing skills, field production skills and fiscal
responsibility and must be willing to perform any additional tasks
required by the executive producer. This is a 17 week commitment to
begin immediately with potential to continue if the series is picked

This is a full time 17 week commitment with travel and weekend
flexibility. Candidates should possess excellent research and writing
skills, demonstrate creativity, responsibility and organizational
abilities and must exhibit diplomacy and cooperation in all aspects
of production. Candidates must also be organized, responsible and
accurate and be able to work under pressure and without constant
supervision.Prior reality/ factual series experience preferred.

Subject to negotiation/ commensurate with past experience and

Fax Cover Letter & Resume to Colin Steele, (no phone calls please!)
or email as attachments and in body text of email to:

or fax to: 212-431-4641
Ben Kempas
Found this in my inbox...

Australian Int. Documentary Conference 2004

Take the Journey to the Australian International Documentary
Conference 2004

Journey to where the sand and sea meet for one of the largest
recurrent screen industry conferences in Australia - the 2004
Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).

The 9th AIDC - hosted by ScreenWest - will run for three
inspirational and stimulating days from 26-28 February 2004 at The
Esplanade Hotel in the picturesque port city of Fremantle.

AIDC is expected to attract more than 600 national and international
delegates who will traverse a very practical program covering topics
such as film content, craft, contemporary theory, technology,
marketplace demands and future directions in documentary production.
Program highlights include:

· Refugees in the World The numbers grow each year, governments make
it harder for the refugee, and film makers to keep telling stories of
the individual who is the person behind the name - refugee. Do their
films make any difference?

· Documentaries - What's New? Are audiences really watching the same
TV show for 20 years? Has anything really changed in the TV guide
between 1984 and 2004? Is Steve Irwin a recycled Harry Butler?

· Different Ways of Measuring A single documentary can alter a
person's life forever. How do you measure that? A look at the impact
of some documentary programs on people's lives.

Rachael Cochrane Mills Wilson ------------------- Telephone:+61 8
9228 1999 Facsimile: +61 8 9228 1970 Mobile: 0411 771 004 Suite 2/ 642
Newcastle Street Leederville WA 6007
Dallas Brennan
I am looking to hire an excellent, fast, totally competent person
(based in NYC ideally) to do archival clearance work (and some
archival research) starting ASAP and finishing in mid-January for
a Sundance bound feature documentary film. It involves
negotiating a good licensing rate, getting the masters and then
starting the process for clearance for misc. footage from the 60's
through last winter and newspaper clippings. It would be great if
this person had some connections at CBS/BBC, CNN, Chicago
Tribune, and ABC as well. Please email me ASAP your resume,
availability, references and day/week rate:
Paul Devlin

"Gripping!  A real- life thriller!"            ;  -- David Chute, LA Weekly   Power Trip has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and launches New York City at Film Forum, Dec 10-23, while spectacular news comes out of Tbilisi, Georgia!   Fraudulent elections led to weeks of demonstrations in the streets of Tbilisi. Protestors eventually stormed Parliament, forcing a hasty retreat by President Eduard Shevardnadze and his eventual resignation .   Paul Devlin's award-winning film, Power Trip  provides important context and unique insight into today's headlines, with a graphic, on-the-ground depiction of a society crippled by corruption and the challenges facing globalization of multinational companies in emerging markets.   Check out these stories in Filmmaker and indieWIR E and look for upcoming stories about Power Trip in Newsweek, The New York Times, and Time Out New York.     In addition to the Independent Spirit Award nomination, Power Trip has also added two new festival awards, the "Golden Lynx" - First Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement, Freiburg, Germany and The Grand Prix, Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.   Please spread the word about Film Forum and other upcoming screenings below.  More info at      *** 2003 Award Winner **** Berlin Film Festival Florida Film Festival Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival Transparency International Film Festival Port Townsend, WA Film Festival Red Bank, NJ Film Festival Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

Webster University Film Series, St. Louis, Missouri
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
2 Dec, 7PM

Global 03, Berlin
4-10 Dec

Film Forum, New York City
10-23 Dec

Tursak, Istanbul
12-19 Dec

(2004 dates still to come...)   More info at   Thanks for all your support.

Ben Kempas
Pitching Forum - 3-7 March 2004 in Thessaloniki, Greece

"Docs in Thessaloniki" gives the independent producer a unique chance
of presenting a project internationally, to meet colleagues and create
alliances for future cooperation in Europe. Pitch your project to a
wide range of com. editors from different European TV-stations.

Organized by EDN, European Documentary Network in collaboration with
the "Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century"(1-7
March), which includes a national & international program as well as a
doc market and parallel events. The participants of the Pitching Forum
will also have access to the festival.

European producers are invited to apply for participation in the
documentary pitching forum that consists of 5 days intensive training
and information:

Day 1: A general overview of the market situation for documentaries
in Western Europe.

Day 2 & 3: Group work, where the producers meet with international
experts and colleagues, who help them improve and target their
projects to the international market. Pitching training.

Day 4 & 5: Pitching to a panel of European commissioning editors from
different European countries. During the two mornings the projects are
pitched in public to the panelists with individual meetings in the

To apply the producers must send in - in English - a two page
description of their documentary project containing the following

- title, length, format, overall budget, financing plan of the

- name of producer and director etc., CV, filmography

- synopsis, visual treatment, director's idea

- remember address, phone, fax and e-mail of your company

Deadline: Friday 23 January 2004.

The selection will be done by EDN.

Participation for producers with project: 250 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Participation for observers without project : 150 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Projects should be sent to EDN by email.

More information: Anita Reher, EDN ( Telephone: +45 33
13 11 22, fax: +45 33 13 11 44.
Melissa Hacker
KINDERTRANSPORTS has just been released on dvd by IFC
and copies can be bought through

Melissa Hacker's documentary, My Knees Were Jumping:
Remembering the Kindertransports, is about the Jewish
children who were saved by emigrating to Britain (from Germany,
Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia) 60 years ago. Since Ms.
Hacker is the daughter of one such emigre -- the costume
designer Ruth Morley, an Academy Award nominee for "The
Miracle Worker" -- she approaches her poignant subject matter
in a particularly earnest, intimate way. In this gentle
documentary, Ms. Hacker's mother and others who shared the
young refugees' experience speak at length about its impact...
-- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Surviving participants vividly recall the excitement and the
downside of this "adventure".....These stories are
heart-rending....Editing weaves together talking-head interviews,
newsreel footage, old photos and other material to sketch
far-reaching psychological and historical reverberations. Tech
package is crisp and pro....
-- Dennis Harvey, Weekly Variety

Melissa Hacker's My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the
Kindertransports narrates the trauma of history as a tragedy of
generational loss....Narration by Joanne Woodward is intercut
with Hacker's own personal reflections on the impact of the
Kindertransports on her mother and family....the film is not just
about her specific story; it is also about family and the legacy of
experience in the broadest sense.
-- Yosha Goldstein, Filmmaker Magazine feature
(Special Sundance issue)

MY KNEES WERE JUMPING was screened at the Sundance
Film Festival and many international film festivals, on PBS, on
Channel 4 in Britain, and named an "Outstanding Documentary"
by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Ben Kempas
Congratulations, Melissa! I'll buy your DVD as soon as I buy a DVD
player (which I need to do anyway, being a proud owner of the Stone
Reader Limited Edition and Keith Richards & X-pensive Winos DVDs). :-)
Melissa Hacker
Thanks.I am a member, I just read and didn't want my first
posting to be self promotion. But I'll go now & post this over
Erica Ginsberg
A&E is looking for New York-based International Masters Post-
Production Coordinator.


o Monitor edit sessions and format producers, and backup format
producer functions as needed to ensure that project assignment and
execution is followed according to schedule/specifications.
o Acquire missing materials needed in the mastering process by
working with the domestic Library Services department. Determine the
technical specifications required for edit (such as textless
backgrounds and audio tracks).
o Schedule and track all International masters and submasters through
a timely revision process. Analyze all rejected masters, make
recommendations for alternative solutions. Screen all rejections and
source materials, acquire alternate material from supplier and
implement new edit process.
o Provide support, as needed to the Managing Producer -
International, in all post production activities, including screening
final masters following the edit process and prioritizing the edit
schedule, recommending and making revisions according to the needs of
the department.
o Monitor the program packaging elements to insure timely repackaging
of all materials as new elements are introduced. Disseminate new
materials to ventures, manage the revision process of out-dated
masters and maintain control of our assets. Review catalog for given
series and make sure all versions are most up-to-date.


BA/BS and 3+ years post-production experience. Strong Word and Excel
skills. Effective communication and organizational skills. Flexible
to changing priorities and ability to multi-task.

Contact: Tom Tooker

Jo-Anne Velin
RIde available: Driving from Brussels to Berlin for the Berlinale,
via Antwerp ring / Duisburg bridge / Hannover autobahn. Departure
04.02 late afternoon - 15.02 pre-dawn departure), space for others;
some baggage room. Contribution to gas appreciated. No in-car smokers
Linda Morgenstern
Job Listing: Documentary film with national theatrical release seeks
Assistant to Outreach Director.

Skills required: Excellent internet research skills, telephone and
written communication including email and business letters. Must be
organized, reliable and self directed. Position requires excel
spreadsheet fluency. Interest and knowledge of rafting, outdoor
sports and environmental issues helpful, but not necessary.
Experience in outreach, grassroots organization and film
distribution, a plus.

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week, minimum 3 month commitment. Flexible
schedule, work from home.

Pay scale: $650.00 per month.

Please send cover letter and resume to
Deleted User
InterPositive Media, LLC is looking for experienced doc editors who know
Final Cut Pro. We produce socially conscious video on all scales, from PSA's
shot on 35mm to a series of 4 videos, shot on MiniDV, that we're doing about
Intimate Partner Violence for the CDC. We have drives and software, but you
must have your own Mac to work on, experience in the genre, and love for the
work. Please don't call but do send a reel and resumé to: InterPositive Media,
LLC, 96 Avenue C, 3rd floor, 10009. Thanks!
Ben Kempas
Why is it that only New Yorkers don't see the need to mention where
they're based ... ? :-)
Erica Ginsberg
New York-based crew sought for Washington-based production company.
Experience with Beta SP, Digi-Beta, and DV and shooting long format
docs for networks.

Contact is Milena Schwager
Silver Arrow Productions
(301) 537-0697
Melody Gilbert
In case some of you are interested, here are some festivals
where my documentary *Whole* will be screening in the next
month or so. I will be at most of the screenings for Q and A.

Sat, Feb. 8 (I*ll be there for this one only) and Sunday, Feb. 14th.

( Saturday, Feb. 15th

Saturday, March 6

March 7 and March 10

For more information about "Whole," check out my website at ~Melody
Angela Alston
AIVF Seeks Exec. Director

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
(AIVF) is a 30-year-old national trade association based in New York City,
providing support to individual media artists and producers.
As the primary spokesperson for the organization, the Executive Director
must have a keen understanding of and a
passion for the media arts and be able to act as a leading advocate
for the role of independent media in the 21st Century.

Responsibilities include: fund development, staff and
operations management, community relations, programming,
marketing and strategic planning. The Executive Director also
serves as publisher of The Independent Film & Video Monthly.

Download full job description and application details:
Anne Labro

Shot over the course of a year, the film presents an intimate portrait
of New York firemen experiencing the emotional fallout of September


Opens, New York City, Wednesday, March 3rd, 2003

Theater Information
Film Forum
209 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Box office: 212-727-8110
Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 10:00

For more information, please visit our website:

Complementing this film is

THE FIRST 24 HOURS, by the same filmmaker.
The film takes a haunting tour of the WTC following the attacks. Lower
Manhattan, the world’s dominant financial center is transformed in an
eerie ghost town.
Official Selection : Sundance / Double Take / Manchester
IMAGINE, a cine-poem, made in 1986, by Academy Award-winning director
Zbigniew Rybczynski, set to John Lennon’s eponymous musical sco
Paul Zoglin
Seeking Mentors:

The Digital Clubhouse Network in New York City runs a program in
which a small group of teenagers (aged 12-17) create a 3-5 minute
video about an important event that happened either to them or
someone they're close to.

We are seeking volunteer Mentors to work with students on their
projects. Over a 12 week period mentors help the students as they
write a story, construct a storyboard and then edit narration and
imagery to produce the final piece. The students work on Macintosh
iMac computers using Microsoft Word for scripting and storyboarding,
Adobe Photoshop for image scanning and manipulation, and Adobe
Premiere for video editing.

Mentors work one-on-one and in small groups with the students on
Saturdays and/or a weekday afternoon. Ideally we'd like people
available for the entire 12 week cycle. However, if you can only come
in a few times we can still use your help.

The next cycle will begin March 20th and another on April 17th. I'm
responsible for recruiting mentors so if you're interested please
email me at You can find out more about the
Digital Clubhouse Network on their website at
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I, Greet Pauwels, am a communications science student at the
University of Brussels. For my dissertation I am conducting a study
concerning the E.U.’s MEDIA Plus program and in particular the
financial support it provides for the development phase in the
production of documentaries.

For this I am looking for people who work in the field of documentary
to fill in a questionnaire concerning both the financing of
documentaries in general as well as the financial development support
provided by MEDIA Plus. But you don't necessarily need any experience
with this program to fill in the questionnaire. Even if you or your
company do not meet up to the conditions laid down by the E.U. as so
that you cannot apply for the program, your input would still be very
welcome. The only requirement for taking part in this study is that
you have to work in the field of documentary.

You can find the questionnaire at

It is made up out of three parts but it should only take up a small
amount of your time to fill this in and your effort would be more
than appreciated.

Important note: All of the questions, unless when specified
otherwise, only concern documentary projects and the work you do in
the documentary field. Please take this into account when answering
the questions.

The final results of my research will be put to the disposition of
the European Documentary Network so my work will also serve a
practical goal. My father, Paul Pauwels from Periscope Productions
and former president of EDN, started a survey last year concerning
the same subject and my research is actually meant to be a more
complete version of it.

There have been some compatibility problems with some people who use
Macs but for them there is now a text version available which you can
dowload to your computer and then email to me. You can find this text
version at the same adres as the on-line questionaire.

In case of any further problems with the questionnaire, please
contact me immediately.

I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Kind regards,
Greet Pauwels
Ben Kempas
It's great you're doing this survey, Greet. Send our warmest regards
to your Dad - in other words: greet Pauwels, Greet Pauwels!

Can I ask all European D-Worders to help with this EDN-supported
Deleted User
I will do so. :)
It took a few minuts for the name - joke to sink in :p

Non-European D-workers are also welcome to fill in the questionnaire.
Even though they'll obviously have little to say about MEDIA Plus,
there are still two other parts in the questionnaire (general
information and financing) which apply to everyone.
Paul Devlin
"A riveting documentary... Intelligent, revealing and sometimes hilarious."         --  Christian Science Monitor     Power Trip continues its US theatrical run in March with openings in Houston, San Antonio, Sacramento, San Diego and Ann Arbor.   The premiere of Power Trip in Tbilisi, Georgia (where it was shot) was a great success, generating huge buzz with print and TV coverage. The sold-out screening in Tbilisi's largest theater was attended by many of the city's luminaries, including Georgia's new First Lady.   Power Trip had a special screening this month for the World Bank's annual Energy Conference in Washington DC, where the movie had significant impact  and sparked thoughtful debate about how development lending policies might be improved.   There have been other opportunities for special screenings and we are seeking more.  Please let us know if you have suggestions.   And please spread the word about the upcoming  March screenings below. More info at      March

4 March, 10PM

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
6 March

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
8 March

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
12-14 March

Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX
12-18 March

Bijou at Crossroads, San Antonio, TX
12-18 March

Yer ba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
12 March, 7:30PM

Inter national House, Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
14 March, 7PM

The Olympion Cinema Complex, Greece
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
15-21 March

Tower Cinema, Sacramento, CA
19-25 March

Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC
Enviromental Film Festival
23 March, 3:00PM

Madstone Hazard Center Cinema, San Diego, CA
26 March - 1 April

Madstone Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
26 March - 1 April

(April dates still to come...)     ***2004 Independent Spirit Award Nominee*** Best Documentary   *** 2003 Award Winner **** Berlin Film Festival Florida Film Festival Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival Transparency International Film Festival Port Townsend, WA Film Festival Red Bank, NJ Film Festival Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany    More info at   Thanks for all your support.  

Jonathan Robinson

a film by Jonathan Robinson

2 upcoming New York screenings:

Tuesday, March 16th THE NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY CENTER*S "DOCSHOP" THE PIONEER THEATER 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A) New York City 212.254.3300 PIZZA & BEER Reception at 7:00 PM Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at 8:00pm To reserve tickets, please call 212.668.1575. Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 15th. Reserved tickets must be claimed by 7:30 PM on the night of the screening.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL presents: CREATIVELY SPEAKING 2004 Aaron Davis Hall City College of New York between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue To reserve tickets, please call 212-650-7100 For more information,



An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, and storytelling, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967). The film traces Thomas* path from childhood to manhood in New York City*s Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, from the 1930's through the 1960*s - his parents* immigrant experience, home life during the Great Depression, membership in barrio youth gangs, his struggle to come to terms with his mixed-racial identity, travels as a teen-age merchant marine, his heroin addiction, his notorious armed robbery of a Greenwich Village nightclub, his six years spent in prison, and his emergence as a writer. Thomas* coming-of-age story is counter-pointed with dramatizations, spoken word poetry performance sequences, and verité scenes of his on-going work of forty-five years as an educator and activist empowering marginalized and incarcerated youths. A stylized, genre-spanning production, Every Child is Born a Poet includes a spellbinding collage of rare archival film footage, still photographs and provocative mixed-media artwork, as it examines Thomas* use of creative expression as a means of confronting poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Pulsating with an original Latin Jazz score, Every Child is Born a Poet is a riveting portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery, and transformation.





* Official U.S. Selection for INPUT 2004, Barcelona, Spain

Erica Ginsberg
This is a radio job, but might be of interest to some D-Worders who
also have radio experience. Even if you are not interested in the
job, they also accept freelance program submissions. Check out their
website for guidelines.

The National Radio Project (NRP), producer of the weekly show Making
Contact, seeks a highly motivated individual with strong radio
production and journalism skills to join our team as a full-time
Associate Producer.

NRP, a 10-year old, non-profit, independent media group, is
committed to high quality reporting on critical issues while
highlighting voices, perspectives, and solutions not often heard in
mass media. “Making Contact” is currently aired by 160 radio stations
in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and Indonesia. For more
information, please our website at

The Associate Producer reports to and works directly with the
National Radio Project's Director of Production and Training. This
is a detail-oriented job that requires both strong radio production
skills and administrative skills. The Associate Producer’s primary
responsibility is to mix and package the “Making Contact” weekly show.

Responsibilities and tasks include:

Mixing the weekly show, editing audio, arranging interviews,
researching, writing show scripts, and mixing and engineering
reporters’ segments.

Overseeing the weekly post-production checklist: creating show
documents, converting audio for the web, and burning cds.
Coordinating weekly mailings to radio stations with NRP's
administrative department. Managing archival materials and supplies.

Recording, writing, editing, narrating, and mixing in-house segments
on a regular basis.

Working with the Director of Production and Training in the framing
and coordination of “Making Contact” shows.

Assist the Director of Production and Training in the supervision and
development of interns and volunteers.


* At least two-years experience working in the field of radio
* Able to work under deadline pressure
* Excellent writing, interviewing, and oral communication skills
* Solid computer and digital audio editing skills
* Strong analysis of policy and current affairs

Considered a plus:

* Ability to speak languages in addition to English
* Familiarity with community-based organizations

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2004, no later than 5 p.m..
Expected start date, May 1st. Salary: $32-35K, depending on
experience, plus benefits, including health.

Send via POSTAL MAIL a cover letter, resume, 3 references, radio
script writing sample, and an audio sample of your work (CD or
cassette) to Director of Production and Training Aimee Pomerleau.
1714 Franklin Street, #100-251, Oakland, CA 94612, NO PHONE CALLS,

Aimee Pomerleau, Director of Production and Training
National Radio Project/Making Contact
Angela Alston
Directing Actors for Film w/ Adrienne Weiss in NYC

An Intro to the Foundation Workshop: 8 Essential Tools for Getting
Great Performances from Actors

Oliver Stone says: "Take a class with her!"

This April Adrienne Weiss brings her unique directing approach to
CineWomen NY in a special one-day format. With this craft-based
approach, you'll learn how to get consistently fresh, natural
performances from your actors while realizing the directorial vision
for your film.

The morning session introduces the practical concepts that are the
hallmarks of Adrienne's work. In the afternoon, participants will
apply the concepts, analyzing scenes, and working with actors.
Students may bring scripts; one or two will be chosen to use in the
workshop. Registration is limited to 30.

Participants in this CineWomen NY workshop can enroll in Adrienne's
full two-weekend intensive at the discounted rate of $550 (saving
$100). The next NYC intensive begins on the evening of April 21 and
continues on the weekends of April 24 and May 1.

DATES: Sat., April 17 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Shambhala
Meditation Center, 118 W. 22nd St., bwtn 6th & 7th aves. TRAINS: F,
1/9, C/E, R/W

COST for Early Registration (before Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members:
$70; General public: $115

COST for Late Registration (after Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members: $80;
General public: $130. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

To register or for more info:

Adrienne Weiss has led private directing, acting and writing
workshops since 1997. Adrienne now also coaches directors
individually. She is currently working with director David Jacobson on
the set of Down in the Valley. The cast includes Ed Norton, Ellen
Burstyn, David Morse, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Angela Alston
AIVF presents

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary
Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D-Word member

Sat., April 24, 10am-5:30pm, in NYC

A full-day experiential hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers, editors & composers

Stuck in the cutting room? Or maybe you've got lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? A solid structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a narrative film. With hands-on exercises and analysis of films, this workshop can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions true to your documentary's style. If you like, bring your work-in- progress (notrequired to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St., NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
Cost: $95 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID;
$115 General Public
$115 workshop pass with Trailer Mechanics registration (offered May 1 in 2 sessions)

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: workshops.html Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

For a map visit

Angela Alston
AIVF presents

Trailer Mechanics:
How to Make Your Fundraising Trailer

Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi,
Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D- Word member

Sat., May 1, in NYC Two sessions: 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm -- choose one

"Can I see your trailer?"

Let's face it, a trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Trailer Mechanics is a three-hour workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors on building a short trailer/demo of a documentary film. We'll consider principles of narrative structure and screen and analyze different trailers, including those of workshop participants. If you like, bring your footage -- raw or cut -- for discussion (not required to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Cost: $50 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID; < br>$60 General Public
$115 Workshop Pass with Doctoring Your Doc registration (offered Apr. 24)
Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St, NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
For a map visit http://

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: workshops.html
Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

Note: previously offered in the fall, this workshop is now offered in the spring only.

Jonathan Robinson
on Independent Lens

Come watch the PBS television broadcast premier
with special guest poets LIVE!!! at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
featuring Lemon (Def Jam Poetry on Broadway), Nancy Mercado
(It Concerns The Madness), Farbeon (Collective Memory), and others.

Tuesday APRIL 6TH @ 10:00 PM $6
308 Bowery Street in Manhattan
For more information & directions:

Or if you can't make it, watch it at home on
Thirteen/WNET New York City
Tuesday APRIL 6TH 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Friday APRIL 9TH 2004 @ 12:30 AM

For more details and broadcast information for other cities,
check out:
Deleted User
san francisco based feature length documentary, already in production needs
experienced, motivated production manager/associate producer. should also
have work/experience with final cut pro 4.
responsibilites will include managing complicated logistics of shooting
schedule, budget and crew as well as digitizing & logging extensive footage
(all digitial). also ability to draw from local resources for manpower and
troubleshooting. effective research and communication skills a must.
please email resume to
Marilyn Perez
DON'T MISS..........WAY OF STORY --APRIL 24 & 25TH
..............W/ Cathrine Ann Jones
........(The Craft and Soul of Writing)
Here at last is a professional writer teaching writing, not from
theory alone, but
from hard practice. This experiential workshop offers a balance
of solid craft with
intuitive skills and expect to be writing during the two days.

Writing can be a healing function for both author & audience. The
of good writing depends on making it ones own from within.

* *For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including
plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* *Seven Steps to Story Structure
* *Create memorable characters & dialogue
* *Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story
Where:Kiva, 309 Canal Street, 5th Floor by Broadway
When: April 24-25, 2004 (Sat-Sun: 10-4 p.m.)
Contact: Marilyn Perez 212.353-1111
Cost: $275. pre-registered and $300. the day of workshop

CATHRINE ANN JONES is an award-winning playwright &
screenwriter whose films
WIFE (Jason Robards), and
the television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. She co-wrote
the independent film, Angel
Passing(Hume Cronyn/Calista Flockhart), which played at
Sundance then garnered fifteen
awards both in America and abroad. As a New York playwright,
ten plays were produced
both in and out of New York City as well as several articles and
short stories.
She has served on the writing faculty at The New School, UCLA,
and the Esalen
Institute. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India and winner of the
National Endowment
for the Arts Award, Ms. Jones, also teaches in the Psyche and
Sacred Seminars at
Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Ojai, works as a story
and script consultant,
and lectures internationally.

From NY Times interview with Cathrine Ann Jones:

" We've become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in
to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world
of intuition
and feeling."

Comments about writing
Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful
talentâ?�nothing is more
*rare in my opinion. Norman Mailer, novelist

Cathrine Ann Jones is an important writer and has an
extraordinary power.
******- Julie Harris, actress


"the more the more profound...."
Erica Ginsberg
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...


Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

About the film:
About the L.A. screening:
About the festival:
Lorenzo Meccoli


"XXI CENTURY" The Last Empire a REAL independent documentary film by
Gabriele Zamparini & Lorenzo Meccoli



AUDIENCE." - HOWARD ZINN Historian - Author of "A People's History of
the United States"

Author of "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since
World War II"


Erica Ginsberg
NYC-based PA needed for one day (tomorrow, 5/14) to help out with a
field shoot. Rate is $125. Contact is Erin Essenmacher

I know nothing more about this. Please contact Ms. Essenmacher
Liz Reeves

The American Jewish Film Festival
Dates of Festival: November 6th-7th 2004
Deadline for Entries: June 15th 2004
Festival Location: Chicago and Evanston,Illinois

Marking the 350th year of the arrival of the first
Jews to the U.S., Chicago-based Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies in collaboration with Reeltime
Independent Film & Video Forum, is hosting this
festival to celebrate American Jewish life. The main
focus of films should contain themes relating to
Jewish life in the United States.

Festival is non-competitive, no entry fees required.
Preview Formats: VHS or DVD
Exhibition Formats include: VHS, DVCAM, DVD, Beta,
16mm, 35mm
All genres accepted: documentaries, features,
animation, experimental, shorts

Phone: 847-866-0312

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

(Phone) 847-866-0312
(FAX) 847-866-0313
Lorca Shepperd
Other People's Pictures

a documentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick

Premiering at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
June 16th, 4:45 pm

We hope to see you there!

'Other People's Pictures,' set in New York City's Chelsea Flea
Market, showcases nine photography collectors who share an
unlikely addiction - vintage snapshots that have been lost,
disposed of, or sold by their original owners. As our subjects
comb the market, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to
hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot, they reveal the
experiences of loss and reclamation that fuel their pursuit of
these cast-off images.
Erica Ginsberg
An Associate Producer is sought to work with an award-winning video
documentary director/producer on a national public television
documentary program about the future of Americaâ*™s cities. The
program will examine the current national debates over urban and
suburban land use policies, smart growth and regional equity.
Description Assist producer in all phases of the production and post
production, including research for story development, location
scouting, conducting preliminary interviews, locating archival
materials, coordinating production shoots, assisting with the
preparation and completion of scripts, proposals and budgets. Assist
with production planning and logistics. Must be willing to travel.

Skills Required Minimum two years experience working on television
documentary production. Preferably PBS. BA in journalism or related
filed. Good communications, research and writing skills as well a
keen interest in the documentary form. Knowledge of smart growth,
urban planning issues, federal and state urban policies, community
development, metropolitan equity or environmental justice issues a

People of color encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary, three month position which may be renewed.

Please send or email a cover letter and resume Attn to: Andrea Torrice, Producer Torrice
Productions 509 Riddle Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please no phone calls

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only applicants willing
to temporarily relocate should apply.
Charles M Clemmons

Mystic Voices LLC seeks knowledgeable, experienced
person/distributor, representative or agency to help distribute and
obtain broadcast of new documentary Mystic Voices: The Story of the
Pequot War.

What led to the first declared war in American history, waged against
Native Americans? Why has the seldom talked-about massacre not been
broadly presented before Mystic Voices? Why are there so many
differing accounts of this early and brutal event in American history?

Missituck, Connecticut, 1637: In the last hours of moonlight,
Puritans surround a Pequot village wielding swords, torches and guns;
they kill 400-700 men, women and children in one hour. Seldom told,
the 'victory' over the 'heathens' formed Colonial-American Indian
policy for three centuries across America.

The only film on this tragedy presenting viewpoints of historians AND
Native American descendants. Mystic Voices allows participants both
living and dead to speak via their first hand accounts and oral
history, through reenactments and commentary, artwork and music.
Of possible interest for viewers interested in history, anthropology,
sociology, visual anthropology, oral history, religious studies,
Puritan and Native American literature, Indigenous studies, military
studies, archaeology.

Please email inquiries and/or resumes to:
Erica Ginsberg
"If you're the relentlessly honest type,
this is probably the program for you."
- Washington City Paper

WHAT? Docs in Progress will be featuring two works in progress by
DC filmmakers Rebecca Kingsley and Rouane Itani at our monthly
feedback workshop.

WHO? You and anybody else who likes to offer their two cents on films.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

WHERE? The Warehouse Theater (1021 Seventh Street, NW in Washington
DC/across from the new convention center/just a few blocks from the
Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stations/food and drink on

HOW MUCH? $5 at the door. When's the last time you paid $5 to see
two films?

WHY? You'll be supporting the local documentary scene, networking with
your peers, helping fellow filmmakers, and checking out what's it all
about for your own possible future screening at Docs in Progress.


DAUGHTERS of THE LEVANT - Rouane Itani (30 minutes)
Women have often been at the forefront of immigrant families and
Arab-American women are no exception. This film traces the stories of
Lebanese and Syrian women immigrants to the United States who settled
with their families in cities and small towns across the country and
emerged as entrepreneurs, artists, and activists in their new

THE LAST COLONY - Rebecca Kingsley (20 minute excerpt)
In Washington DC, the capital of the world's best known democracy,
local citizens continue to be denied political rights that other
Americans take for granted -- the right to be governed by their own
locally-elected leaders rather than by the U.S. Congress. This film
looks at the history of Washington DC's unique relationship with the
federal government and its impact on the city's residents.

Melissa Hacker
Free screening in NY Thursday June 17



See this powerful & unforgettable documentary at The Village
Temple. Meet special guest, Israel Fishman, who is featured in
the film and will be joining us for an after-film discussion. There
is no charge for this event.

Date:        Thursday, June 17, 2004

Time:        7:00 PM

Location: The Village Temple
33 East 12th Street (btw. University Place & Broadway)
phone: 212.674.2340 x300

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious
fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of
Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film
portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how
to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with
the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the
film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some
hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox
rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those
abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn,
Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco,
Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global
implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and
tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has
become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is
both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges
is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the
universal struggle to belong.
Diana Wynne
My doc "Joyce to the World" will be screening in cities across the US plus in Toronto and
Melbourne this coming week for Bloomsday. The film is an hour, and many screenings are

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read. It features Brian Dennehy,
Frank McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Senator David Norris, and everyday people from Kobe
College to Kansas City.

June 12
Rosenbach Museum & Library , Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.
Bloomsday Books, 301 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO 6:30 p.m.

June 13 Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.

June 16--Bloomsday 100!
-Chapters Books, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
-Jubilation Joyce! Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 1 p.m.
-Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA ongoing
-Symphony Space, New York, NY 6 p.m. as part of Bloomsday on Broadway
-Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco, CA 57 Post Street at 12 and 8 p.m. after the 6
p.m. performance readings. (Diana Wynne and Zippy Lehnus will
-Echo Park Film Center,1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 8 p.m. (213) 484-8846
-7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA 8 p.m. (Fritzi Horstman will appear)
-The Celtic Club, 320 Queen Street Melbourne, Australia 6:30 p.m.

June 18 Verde Gallery, 17 East Taylor St, Champaign IL 6 p.m.

July 11 The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 12 noon as part of the annual
Bloomsday pub crawl ($30). Film free. For reservations 619/284-6594

Hope you can make it! More details including purchasing info on our website at http:// or e-mail me.
Sarah Hesterman
I am an independant documentary producer looking
for some extra cash. I have several years of experience
transcribing documentary interviews for POV, feature doc
Trembling Before G-d, many short docs and my own interviews.
Fast turnaround, reasonable rates, negotiable based on project.
Please contact <>.
Doug Block
We don't spam or double post here, Jeff. I left up the post in the
Introduce Yourself topic.
Marj Safinia
Hey people in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Our new feature doc, SEEDS (which just premiered as the Opening Night Film at SILVERDOCS to 4 sold out theaters), is coming to the Bay Area.

SEEDS will be screening 4 times as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival:

"SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy....Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work, and often elusive" SFJFF, 2004

In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself.

Sunday, 25 July, 4.15pm, Castro Theater, SF
Sunday, 1 August, 1pm, Century 16 Cinemas, Mountainview
Tuesday, 3 August, 6pm, Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley
Saturday, 7 August, 1.30pm, San Rafael Film Center, San Rafael

More information on the venues and ticketing and the other great films at <>

If you're thinking of coming and are unsure which date to come, please come to the first screening at the Castro -- that's a 1100 seat theater, which we'd like to fill!

We'll be doing an interesting panel before that screening with filmmakers and subjects from another film, and two of our boys will be here from the Middle East, so come check us out.

Please spread the word to your local friends and family, and if anyone is interested in passing on an email flyer to their email list, please let me know. That would be great :-)

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Attention Filmmakers,

The final deadline for the 11th Annual Austin Film Festival is
quickly approaching, and I could use your help getting the word
out to more filmmakers. Below is more information about our film
competition. I can offer you a $5 discount off our entry fee(see below).

Thank you for your time and help,
John Merriman
Documentary Film Program Director
Austin Film Festival


The Winter 2004 issue of MovieMaker Magazine ranked the Austin Film Festival
among the 20 Film Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee.

Submit your work in these categories:
* Documentary Feature
* Documentary Short
* Narrative Feature
* Narrative Short
* Narrative Student Short

The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival runs October 14-21, 2004 in Austin, Texas.

Get $5 off your entry fee with this e-mail

Final Deadline: July 15, 2004

For an entry form and more information, visit:
Marj Safinia
Any D-Worders in the Atlanta area:

FREE SCREENING OF SEEDS on Thursday 15 July as part of the Martin Luther King DREAM series.

MLK National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue NE

"..a spectacular film...truly impressive"
Judy Woodruff, CNN

We feel very honored to have been chosen as part of such an inspirational series of films, and IT'S FREE!! So please spread the word to anyone you know in the Atlanta area.


SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and American living together for three weeks at a camp in Maine, and trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, Seeds shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work. SEEDS intimately documents this difficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions.

"In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself"

Erica Ginsberg
Washington DC area...

Researcher needed for the investigative documentary that is currently
in production.Major Broadcasters are involved. The assignment will
last for 2-4days.Very flexible hours. Paid.

The researcher/PA must have experience with the video footage
research and the National Archives.

Contact: Milena Schwager/ Producer (301) 537-0697 or
Jasmine Dellal
NYC (August 8), seeking absolutely great editor to wrap up a feature doc...

I'm approaching the home stretch of editing on a feature documentary
about Gypsy musicians around the world. The unsophisticated but efficient
way to describe it is that it's a kind of, 'Romani Vista Social Club'. It's got
stunning footage (Al Maysles.. concert film and scenes from Spain, Macedonia,
Romania & India). Great people. Good stories. Set for worldwide theatrical
with a prestigious sales agent. Presold to PBS. etc...

It also has an overwhelmed director. Me. Hence the suggestion of working
with an editor to complete the film. Interviewing people now to find
the perfect fit... Please call/e-mail ASAP.
Jasmine Dellal

P.s. more about the film at on Gypsy Caravan
Little Dust Productions
104 West 14th St., #4
New York, NY 10011
Robin Macpherson
UK documentary producers and those who want to spend a year in the
World's Festival capital, Edinburgh, may be interested in a new
Masters degree in Screen Project Development, hosted at the Scottish
city's Napier University. Geared towards producers it covers story
development, financing, working relationships and, crucially,
encourages participants to develop a project(s) during the one year
full-time or two years part time programme. Convened by documentary
producer Robin MacPherson (that's me) we hope to offer some of the
modules online from 2005, meantime you can get all the details at
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I'm in the middle of preparing a documentary and I've pretty much
completed everything letter of intention to film treatment with
master scenes as well as a detaileld shooting script. It's gonna
involve part narrative (on 35mm) and the bigger chunk, the actual
documentary, (on HD).

I'm up for a grant but I know that a budget breakdown would
strengthen my proposal.

My question is can anyone assist me in a list of all elements that
you might think I should include in my breadown as small as they may
seem- minimum crew requirements, equipment, other logistics. My only
exprience is shootign independent shorts on 16mm.

This is to all, especially producers, who can relate to the plight of
an aspiring filmmaker and don't mind sharing breakdown

My email is

Donal O'ceilleachair
Sales and Marketing Manager

Documentary production company seeks smart, experienced, multitasking
self starter to run the marketing and sales department of our growing firm.
Ideal candidate has diverse sales experience and contacts with DVD
wholesale distributors and reps. Other film distribution experience helpful.
Some administrative duties also required. In our creative office this is a great
opportunity to stretch, grow, and succeed for the right person. Excellent
computer and time management skills essential.

FT permanent- salary commensurate with experience

please send resume and cover emails to:
Erica Ginsberg
The Educational Video Center
Media Literacy Violence Prevention Project Internships
Working with NYC High School Students

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School are
offering internships and independent study classes working with high
school students in the following activities in the Fall 2004 and
possibly the Spring 2005 semesters: video and web page production;
facilitating internet student discussions between school sites;
facilitating classroom discussions and activities related to media
analysis, violence in the media, violence in our society, and
alternatives to violence; facilitating classroom discussions and
responding to the viewing of student media productions.

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School
Project seek undergraduate and graduate students to do internships
and independent study courses working in NYC high school classes
facilitating high school students with video projects, web page
production, media analysis, critical viewing of each other’s tapes
and internet bulletin board discussions during the Fall 2004 semester
and possibly the Spring 2005 semester. The project, called the Media
Literacy Violence Prevention Project, explores themes related to
violence, alternatives to violence, media critique, and violence in
the media, and is a collaboration between Satellite Academy High
School, the Educational Video Center and New York University’s Media
Ecology Program of the Department of Culture and Communication.

High school students at the four different sites of Satellite Academy
High School (one site in the Bronx, one site in Queens, and two sites
in Manhattan) will explore the role of violence in their own lives
and communities as well as alternatives to violence; will learn
to “read” or critically analyze mainstream media that bombards them
with images and messages twenty-four hours a day; and will critique
the role of violence in the media (i.e. television, movies, music,
video, computer games, video games, etc). Additionally, students
will produce media that promote alternative messages. They will also
communicate with students from other Satellite sites about their
learning and their projects via “blackboard,” an electronic bulletin
board for internet conversations linked to the project’s website.

This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in any or all of the following: working with high
school students, teaching media production, media analysis, violence
in the media, facilitating activities and discussions about community
violence and alternatives to violence.

Experience in video and web page production preferred but not

For more information or to apply please contact Amy Melnick at 212-
465-9366 ext 23, or


Amy Melnick
Educational Video Center
120 W 30th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)465-9366 ext.23
Fax: (212)4659369
Cynthia Wade
New School this fall

4 session(s). Four Fridays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, October 1-22, 2004,
New York City.

With small digital cameras now accessible to almost everyone, what
skills does the videomaker need to capture engaging, artful, and
technically sound documentary footage? This intensive workshop
teaches the basics of digital cinematography for the documentary,
with emphasis on how each frame must tell the story. Taught by D-word
member, documentary director and DP Cynthia Wade
(, students learn "hands-on" how to improve
dramatically their video images. Topics include learning to see
cinematically, using natural and added light, when and why to stay
away from automatic settings, special effects with filters/gels and
other fun tricks of the trade, and simple guidelines to follow so
that you will get all the shots you need for editing.

Special attention will be given to the challenge of simultaneously
shooting and directing the documentary, particularly as a one-person
or two-person crew. Students must have their own camcorders, which
they must bring to class.

For more information, please visit

Erica Ginsberg
OneWorld and MTV this week launch their 2004 radio and TV competition
for aspiring radio and video journalists, young film makers,
activists and others working in the field of HIV/AIDS with a message
to put across. Entrants are invited to create a one-minute Public
Service Announcement on the topic of *Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS*

The competition runs from 7th Sep * 11th Nov 2004. All the details on
on the OneWorld Radio, OneWorld TV and MTV Staying Alive sites.

Links * the information.

OneWorld TV

Please would you *spread the word* globally to youth organisations,
media and film networks, colleges and universities, so that all those
who*d like to take part, can do so.

Gareth Benest ( will be handling the
competition for OWTV.
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Though just released on DVD by KINO, the 1972 feature-length cinema
verite documentary ASYLUM on the late R.D.LAING's therapeutic
community in London can be seen as it should be - with audience and
big screen - at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES (.com) in NYC on SATURDAY
night SEPTEMBER 18 at 8:30 PM (2nd Street at 2nd Avenue, 505-5181).
New member Dick Adams shot and edited this for the late Peter
Robinson 30 years ago and thinks you may be moved by its rendering of
a heroic and beautiful attempt to create an alternative to the mental
hospitals of the day - with ramifications, some say, for the
craziness of our world today. Q&A followed by scenes from Laing's
famous 1972 U.S. college tour. Questions?
Diana Wynne
"Joyce to the World" is screening at NY is Book Country, the huge, free festival that
celebrates reading, readers, and occasionally movies about books like mine.

Sunday, October 3
Cantor Film Center, NYU, Theater 1
36 E. 8th Street at Greene

Absolutely free, but you need to pick up tickets at Borders in NY or at the festival booth.

The film's an hour plus Q&A afterward. I'm hoping for a surprise guest.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read, with Bloomsday celebrations
from Kansas City to Kobe College. It features Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt, Fionnula
Flanagan, Malachy McCourt, and Joyceans of all stripes. Irreverent, fast-paced, seriously
funny. And made on a shoestring.

For more info, e-mail me or check out

The full NY is Book Country program is on their website at <http://
> and will be an insert in next Wednesday's NY Times.

Hope you can make it!
writer and producer
Erica Ginsberg
My film CRUCIBLE OF WAR screens tonight in New York:

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At RACCOON (the Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network)
43-32 22nd Street (between 43rd and 44th Avenues) - Suite 301
Long Island City
Only one subway stop from Manhattan on the E or V lines (23rd Street-
Ely Avenue stop). Located near Silvercup Studios.
See <> for a map.

More screenings this weekend, next week, and November...

Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the international conference "Lessons Learned from the Balkan
Conflicts" presented by the Center for Balkan Development/Friends of
Boston College (Chestnut Hill Campus) - Higgins Building - Room 225
Map at <>

Friday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 pm
At the Vermont International Film Festival
More info at

Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the Common Ground Film Festival
Being held at the George Washington University's Elliott School of
International Affairs (1957 E Street, NW - Room 213 Washington DC)
More info at

Sunday, November 7 at 4:45 pm (Date and Time Subject to Change)
at the Amnesty International Film Festival
Being held at the Pacific Cinemateque (1131 Howe Street)

CRUCIBLE OF WAR tells the personal story of what it's like to live in
a warzone after the war is over and the news cameras and aid workers
have moved on to new hotspots. More information at
Lauren Feeney
Help needed shooting over Halloween weekend in Chicago

We are making a documentary film about costumes and need experienced
filmmakers with their own gear to shoot different events during the 5
days leading up to Halloween (October 31st) in the Chicago area. We
are shooting with an XL1 and PD150 so we would like people with the
same or comparable equipment. At the moment this is a no-budget
feature, but we can offer credit in the film and free costume rentals
at one of Chicago’s premiere Costume shops, either for Halloween or
anytime during the year for use in your own film projects.

If you are interested, email off-list with your phone number, and we
will get in touch right away.
Erica Ginsberg
Ventana New York is looking for an Assignments Manager/Production
Coordinator to work full time in our office in New York City. This
person will handle incoming scheduling requests for crews, equipment
rentals and scheduling of edit facilities. They will also be
responsible for the day to day operations of the office i.e.
coordinating crews, location scouting, administrative office work,
and preparing for large production shoots. They will also handle
updating and coordination of a large pool of freelancers. The
Assignments Manager will work closely with the Washington office
handling billing, time sheets for full time staff and freelancers.

He/She should be a self starter who is willing to organize and
implement protocol for a busy production office. A “can do” attitude
is a must. This is a great opportunity to work in New York City on
an office of talented individuals.

Please send a resume and cover letter to James Curry at NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Erica Ginsberg
Forwarding this from the latest IDA newsletter (I am not the "I"
referred to. See e-mail and phone # below)

To all videographers,
A national voting rights organization called People for the American
Way has organized an Election Protection program where tens of
thousands of volunteers will be monitoring the polls on Nov 2nd,
Election Day, particularly in the battleground states. They have also
amassed 5,000 volunteer lawyers to work with them.

I am organizing videographers around the country to also work with
them so that any irregularities and illegalities can be documented
for purposes of press conferences, footage for the mainstream media,
possible lawsuits, etc. If there is obvious fraud, there might be
subsequent demonstrations etc.

I need volunteer videographers to contact me who live in: Florida,
Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New
Hampshire, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota
as well as Georgia.

Please contact me directly via email: or call me
on my cell phone: 310 968-6566
Jamie Meltzer
I am looking for a part-time editor for a documentary project about the "video-film"
industry in Nigeria.
I have over a hundred hours of footage and need someone who
lives within driving distance of upstate NY
(limited to people in NYC metro area) tohelp me out with organizing,
editing the film. I have a track record of having a film
play on PBS nationally and am hoping to secure the same for this film.
This is a paid,but part-time position for the next two
to three months. Looking for someone with
experience editing observational/verite based films.
Please send me a brief description of your editing experience,
salary requirements, and availability for part-time work
(mostly weekends, but this is negotiable)

Send email to
Austyn Steelman
I am currently in pre-production for a documentary I will be shooting in Minneapolis in
December that will be featuring two hip hop musicians affiliated with Rhymesayers
Entertainment. I would like to produce a DVD of the documentary once it is finished so I
am trying to find some sort of profit sharing contract that I can sign with the musicians I
am working with to specify who gets what if the doc. ever makes any money. I have
searched through "The Complete Film Production Handbook" as well as a book of
contracts for independent filmmakers and haven't found what I am looking for. I would
draw up the contract myself but I am afraid I might miss something that will bite me later.
Does any one know where I might find a mock up of a profit sharing contract that I can

if so my e-mail is

Thanks for your help.
Richard Manfredi
Hello everyone in Southern California,

SmartSound Software and the International Documentary Association are hosting a Soundtrack Creation Workshop and Screening on Dec. 7 at Culver Studios in Culver City. I would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to maximize their scoring budget while getting the highest-quality result possible to attend this event.

At this unique soundtrack creation workshop, independent and documentary filmmakers will learn the latest tips and tricks to create professional-quality soundtracks for projects of any budget. Filmmaker Rick McKay will share the secrets he used to score his award-winning documentary *Broadway: The Golden Age,* including how he used SmartSound technology and music to score almost a third of his movie for about $500. A screening of the movie and an open Q&A session with McKay will follow the workshop.

Creating a professional-quality soundtrack is a growing concern for independent and documentary filmmakers and editors. Frequent time and budget constraints make it very difficult to score projects to a level that meets their standards. This event will show filmmakers new ways to effectively score their scenes.

Culver Studios is located at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets are $10, and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased by calling (818) 920-9122 or by visiting

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the show!

Richard Manfredi PR Director SmartSound Software

Dega Omar
Anyone know a co-editor for a documentary (Talk To Me Project) that
I am working on in NYC? It is a true story about strangers who meet
at Bryant Park around a sign that says "Talk To Me". The documentary
is about more than talking when a few of the strangers are moved by
the conversation that they act on their impulse to act on behalf of
one person's struggle... and the general dilemma we all face when we
see suffering and whether or not we can make a difference? going
into too much detail, the story focuses on the decisions and
relationships that ensue. It has been featured in the New York
Daily News and on the Oprah Show, CNN, New York Times, and different
variations of the story in so much media around the world.

I have a lot of great material to edit. I happen to know how to
edit on the Avid, so I am doing it a lot myself. But I need a co-
editor. It is a great project. I can tell more to anyone wo thinks
they can help. My email is
My deadline is December 13th to get it into Hot Docs. Or if someone
wants to carry it on, as I have to go Toronto on Dec 16th, Jan 14th.
So if you think you have some time, or someone you know does, please
get in touch with me.
Dega Omar
Andrew Garrison
For those of you in the Austin area--Or , if you are not close, check the web site. Over 70 short streaming docs.

East Austin Stories December the 8th 6:30 and 10:00p.m.

The latest of short videos produced in and about East Austin by this University of Texas film class screens next Wednesday night. Meet Pearl Pease. Doing hair is not just a job, it is an essential part of life for the customers at the House of Elegance. Some have been clients for over twenty years. One loyal customer drives all the way from Oklahoma to East Austin to have Ms. Pease, Pearl, and Tommi give her hair a shampoo, weave, and style. You’ll see this story and more when the East Austin Stories Documentary Series shows the newest videos, December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, or later, at 10:00 that same night, in the courtyard of Café Mundi coffee house (bring a lawn chair and a blanket!)

The broad range of videos making up the 90-minute show includes cooking at the taco stand, “El Rey Polo,” and Polo’s dream of owning a restaurant; two undocumented workers telling the story of their journeys to earn a better living for their families; a visit to a new alternative music venue; the making of a Vortex Theater production; the transition a Garza student is making to attend U.T. and his conflicted feelings about it; the last genuine, hot-lead and real fire monotype machine in Austin; and public defenders and volunteers working with defendants unfairly denied their constitutional rights, and much more.

You can look at all of the previous East Austin Stories documentaries, on-line, at But you can only see this season’s new ones by joining with old and new friends at the live screenings:

December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, across from the Texas State Cemetery, 1206 E. 9th Street, or at the second screening that same night, at 10:00, outside, at Café Mundi, 1704 E. 5th Street.

Michael Ramsey

I am directing a feature length doc. on Brazilian regional music. We are in
need of an ambitious, fearless sound recordist for 3-6 months of production. If
you are interested, you would preferably have versatile gear, experience
recording music in difficult situations, and you would perhaps speak a bit of
portuguese. Please contact me directly at:
Erica Ginsberg

I'm going to forward this to a sound guy I know here in the
Washington DC area. He doesn't speak Portuguese, but his girlfriend
does (she's from Sao Paolo).
Marc Maurino
Hi there, I've introduced myself and my project both at the "Introduce
Yourself" topic and in the Mentoring room. I am embarking on my first
documentary, which I currently imagine will be a 30 minute short. I
am not capable to budget either a digital cinematographer or a sound
person right now, but what I can budget is a small fee ($100, nego.)
to a professional digital cinematographer/documentarian who can give
me a few hours crash course in using my camera (Sony 1 chip DCR TRV11)
and a shotgun mike across a wide range of locales. I've shot a fair
amount before and have made short DV narrative films, but I'm not a DP
and I recognize that I need to take my skills to the next level if I
hope this fill will some day go to festivals or a screening circuit.
I'm located near Albany, NY, ie, 2 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston,
and can travel for a tutorial with the right teacher. We'd certainly
hammer out what's realistic and do-able in a few hours via phone and
e-mail prior to getting together. The right person for this job can
take my camera, tell me what everything does, hear my shooting
scenarios, and help me put together an operational plan for shooting
both interviews in living rooms and on the fly in a medical tent in
the occupied territories. Please e-mail Marc at to tell me about yourself and/or more info.
PS While I'm posting, are there any filmmakers in Israel here? I'd
like to be in touch--please e-mail me at the above address. Thanks.
Ray Wood
Hi Micheal, I will also foward your request to someone I know. Also,
I would like to talk with you somtime. Let me know. Thanks
Agnes Varnum
Making Your Documentary Matter: Outreach and Impact Strategies that Work February 7, 2005
1-8 p.m. American University, Washington, DC

Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.

Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.

Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.

More information and registration can be found at: Making Your Documentary Matter Sponsored by the Center for Social Media. Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).

Peter Friedman
Screening announcement, NYC

MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.

For details see and

Michelle Plett
I'm looking for three used (decent quality) wireless mikes (Not Sony
brand--we have one already and they seem to be prone to radio
interference) to use with our Canon XL 1 and XL 2.

Any ideas where to get these? Or does anyone have them?
David Van Taylor
Interest in our documentary WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH
There will be a one-week theatrical engagement at the Pioneer Theater
on Manhattan's Lower East Side, timed to coincide with George W. Bush's
second inauguration.

*Where? 155 East Third Street, just east of Avenue A

*When? Wednesday, January 19 - Tuesday, January 25
9:00 pm (only one show per night!)
Filmmakers Q&A Thurs 1/20 and Tues 1/25

*Info? 212/591-0434

If you haven't seen it, here's a rare opportunity to find it on the big screen.
(Well, pretty big, anyway.) If you have seen it--tell your friends!


Cal Skaggs
David Van Taylor
Ali Pomeroy
Lumiere Productions
New York, NY

Combine all the superficial cable-TV punditry of the last two years and you
won*t come up with even a tenth of the insight offered by this serious,
in-depth and even-handed documentary .... If you want to know how
[evangelicalism] affected the course of politics inthe 20th century this
documentary is an outstanding place to start.

The Chicago Tribune

Both chilling and funny.

The Financial Times (UK)

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