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Felix Endara

DocuClub in February!

Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 2, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at

This month, we will screen a rough cut of ONE NIGHT STAND by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. The documentary is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" – a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the anxiety, the camaraderie, and the ultimate thrill of expression.

Producer/Director Elisabeth Sperling worked as a producer and writer for Maysles Films from 2005 to 2007. Her work includes HEAD BOY, an exploration of racial boundaries in small-town post-apartheid South Africa; BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK, a promotional video about an academic enrichment program in New York City; INDIAN VILLAGE, a chronicle of an American family’s visit to their home village in India; and SOMEBODY LOVES ME, a portrait of the Upper West Side’s unique personality. She has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Columbia, held an endowed chair in the history department at the Horace Mann School, and was awarded Fulbright and Klingenstein Fellowships.

Producer/Director Trish Dalton is an independent producer and filmmaker. Her film credits include KERAS & MANIS (editor; Gold Kahuna from Honolulu IFF, Best Editing Award from Los Angeles Reel FF 2010), WHY ARE WE IN AFGHANISTAN? (producer/editor; Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism 2010), 34x25x36 (co-producer; aired on PBS, and was selected by many festivals, including: SXSW, Full Frame, and True/False 2008/2009), FARM SANCTUARY (co-director/co-producer; Media that Matters 'Good Food' award 2007), and TIFFANY'S STORY (director/producer; Tribeca Film Festival 2005). Dalton has also directed and produced a range of pieces for companies such as Amazon, Kashi, Danskin, Pepsi, and National Geographic television.

Our moderator will be Ann Rose, executive producer of original programming at Sundance Channel. She joined the channel in 2004, and since then has overseen critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing non-fiction series including the GLAAD award-winner TRANSGENERATION, SIN CITY LAW (from the Oscar-winning producers of THE STAIRCASE), and GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS. She has also pre-licensed and executive-produced numerous documentaries for the channel such as GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN, BEAUTIFUL DARLING, PRODIGAL SONS, and JOHNNY WEIR: POP STAR ON ICE. As an independent filmmaker, she worked on documentaries and TV series for a variety of broadcasters including HBO, PBS, BBC, ARTE, Fox, and USA Network, and directed and produced two short films, LICENSE TO PLAY and BO: THE I CHING AND THE FALL OF THE TWIN TOWERS.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

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Dean Lenoir

Hey all,

If anyone is looking for an extra hand with putting together their documentary in the New York City area, I would be interested. I am new to the documentary film-making world, and would like to learn more through hands-on experience. I am willing to work for free, and ideally would like to work with a crew that likes to share knowledge about the art and craft of making documentaries.

I am currently working on my first documentary myself, on subway musicians, and I am really loving the experience so far.

If you are in need of help, or know of someone in need of help with their documentary, and are filming in the NYC area please contact me as I would love to help out!

Soudabeh Moradian

To LA based members:
Screening of my documentary "Doomsday Machine" – 53 minutes
Sunday January 23, at 6:30 PM
This documentary deals with mentally disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran.One of them, "Mahmoud", is under the illusion that he has built a "Doomsday Machine" which can destroy the world by pressing a button.
more about this film:

Address: Felicia Mahood Auditorium,11338 Santa Monica Blvd.LOS ANGELES, CA 90025

Barbara Rick

Fully furnished Manhattan production office w/AVID editing suite available for rent. Six-workstations.. all amenities. Quiet, comfortable. Conveniently located in Union Square near all transportation. Terms negotiable. Inquiries welcome at

Dana Perry

Looking for asst editor fluent in AVID and EX3 – strong technical background a must. Part time (approx 8-10 hours/week) in Chelsea. Contact

Pat Aufderheide

There are still some spaces available for the Center for Social Media
conference, Media That Matters. This is a heads-up for friends and
colleagues; it usually sells out, and I don’t want filmmakers, funders,
teachers and students who are thinking about it to lose out!

Feb. 10-11, 2011
Katzen Arts Center, American University in Washington, DC.
Registration $100, Students $50.
Register now!*<>
Full agenda at: <

The conference will feature a keynote from Katy Chevigny, Co-founder and
Senior Director of Arts Engine and Producer of Pushing the Elephant, and
panels on how documentary filmmakers are producing media across platforms,
ethical dilemmas in environmental and wildlife filmmaking, collaboration in
filmmaking, and innovations in radio storytelling.

*New this year! Fair Use Workshop, Thursday, February 10, 2:30 pm:*

  • Fair use– the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some circumstances, has saved many filmmakers money, without
    jeopardizing their own royalties. How does it work? Spend an afternoon
    learning how to make a fair use decision without a lawyer; finding out the
    latest news on employing fair use, and on DMCA exemptions that allow you to
    break encryption on a DVD; and testing out your fair use talents. Led by
    Patricia Aufderheide and legal scholar Peter Jaszi, with CSM Grad Fellow
    Katie Bieze. More
    information and registration
    MTM is presented in partnership with the Media That Matters Festival, which
    is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.*

<iframe src="" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="">Media That Matters</a> from <a href="">Esin Ozdag</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Jason Hutt

I'm looking for some editorial interns on a film I'm making about "Sukkah City," an architecture design/build competition and public installation that was staged in Union Square last September. My office is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and schedule and time commitment are flexible. Need help transcribing interviews, logging, pulling selects and if it's a good fit, helping to assemble. For more information on the project, visit For more info on me,


David Sampliner

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR Seeks Producing Partner and Highly Motivated Intern

I am directing a personal film on manhood in the 21st century called MY OWN MAN, shot on super- 16mm film, which was part of IFP’s Independent Film Week 2010 (for a more detailed description of the film and me, see I have been shooting it over the last three years, and though I’m still in production, I am nearing the phase where I will begin working with an editor to shape the footage into a film. I’m looking for a PRODUCER and an INTERN to assist me through the rest of production and post-production.


I’m looking to find a Producer interested in forming a creative partnership with the director, as well as taking command of all the elements of finding the film financial support and an audience. The Producer should have the following qualities:

•a strong interest in the film’s subject matter
•an appreciation of the specific challenges of personal essay filmmaking
•a gifted creative collaborator
•has proven experience shepherding films through post-production and distribution
•compulsively organized, maniacally efficient, as motivated by the tedium of getting the details right as by talking through the big picture
•willing to work intermittently for deferred pay until funding comes through

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at, and please attach your CV.


I’m also looking to find a highly motivated Intern who wants to benefit from exposure to all aspects of the filmmaking process (of a film shot on film!). The Intern will assist me and the Producer in:

•setting up and maintaining a weekly blog
•developing a social network presence for the film
•researching possible subjects for the film
•locating useful archival footage and pop culture clips
•arranging travel
•(if fluent in FCP) helping organize and prepare footage for editing

This is an unpaid position, with unlimited potential for taking on important responsibilities and receiving substantial credit, depending on the degree of enthusiasm, diligence, and initiative the person brings to the job.

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at, and please attach your CV.

Catherine Mattingly

Panasonic DVX100 Kit for Sale (just listed on eBay with starting price of $625)

Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.

The kit includes:

- DVX100
- Remote Control
- Camera Charger / AC Adapter
- Stock Panasonic Battery CGR-D16 / 1600mah
- 2 Extended Life Batteries, 7.2v, 5600mah (produced by
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 3600mah, (comparable to CGR-D320)
- Rugged, Hard Case (with foam fitted for the DVX100)

For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.