Arisleyda, it's probable that this job is in NY, but always best to specify the location
In reply to arisleyda Dilone's post on Mon 14 Nov 2011 :
Sorry about that. The shoot takes places in Long Island, New York.
Hi all. Looking for an experienced production assistant, PA, or otherwise fixer with good knowledge of London with a driver's license and car (if no car we can rent one) for a professional documentary production in London, England, from Nov. 18-26. This is a paid position for a Canadian broadcast documentary production. Please reply to
or post here.
In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Wed 6 Jan 2010 :
The Newport Beach Film Festival's Thanksgiving Special is around the corner!
2012 NBFF THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
Submit your film now to save.
Submit on the web withWithoutabox.com and receive a discount!
Need to find a new CPA who works in the film/video industry, preferably in Orange County. Any recommendations?
- sound man
- camera assistant
in Boston, MA â€“ December 6th through December 10th. Please send a resumÃ© + brief intro at email@example.com
I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates, either in a private suite or as shared office space.
Our company has offices in the Spring Arts Tower in Downtown LA (two blocks away from Pershing Square for public transportation and the Red Line) and there is still 1 private, lockable office available in this 4-room suite that we would like to rent out, starting now. And if you are looking for something more inexpensive, this generous space can be shared with a colleague. We would be happy to help facilitate.
If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know. http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html
Thank you so much!!
I've posted here before and had terrific luck. I am looking for a talented producer/shooter in the Rochester, New York area, who ideally has (or has access to) a 5D or an HD video rig to do a short piece for us here at Etsy. We do 3-4 minute doc shorts here, and this one would be a stylized, process piece of about 90 seconds – it needs to shoot at the end of the month.
An example of our most recent short is here: http://vimeo.com/32113233. If anyone has any recommendations or connections in Rochester, please let me know. I would be so appreciative!
Thank you so much!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2011
Third World Newsreel
Contact: Chas. B. Brack
Tel: (212) 947-9277 ext. 10
Third World Newsreel and New Filmmakers Present FILM EMERGENCE! A Program of Short Films.
(New York, NY)â€” Third World Newsreel (TWN) and New Filmmakers are proud to present FILM EMERGENCE! at Anthology Film Archives. Please join us on December 6, 2011 for the New York premieres of films from our annual filmmaking program and one tribute in memoriam to workshop alum and TWN family member Akoma Miriam Perez.
December 6-, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street
F train to 2nd Ave, R train to 8th Street
Affording Progress: A Community Response to Gentrification by Nuala Cabral, Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage
Community activists and residents of Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), expose the fears and hopes for their neighborhood, sending a local and universal message about the difference between development and affordable progress. This short documentary is a Third World Newsreel Workshop production directed by Nuala Cabral and produced by Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage.
Clandestined by Claro de los Reyes
In this narrative short, a young man finds out that there are some things in life too hard to escape.
Walking with FUREE by Akoma Miriam Perez
Post 9/11, Wanda Imasuen, a Harlem raised believer in the American Dream, found herself jobless and going to the welfare office. The humiliation of her treatment and the persistent efforts of the women at FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), led Wanda to become an activist and speaker and to recruit other women to empower themselves.
New York is Killing Me by Regina Eaton, Dalila-Johari Paul and Jaira Placide
New York City streets and the people who walk them are filled with all kinds of dreams and potential. When NYC calls out people flock, only to realize the bittersweet fruit that smells like New York, can also "kill" them if they hold on to a facade for too long. The 3 1/2-minute film pays a cinematic tribute to poet Gil Scott Heron.
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a media arts organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. TWN is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the North Star Fund, the Funding Exchange, the Asian Women Giving Circle, Materials for the Arts, as well as individual donors. Visit www.twn.org.
Who can quickly capture 4 HDV tapes (mini-DV cassettes) into FCP 7 for me?
I'm in Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, so local or Manhattan is good.
contact info in hidden section. any ideas appreciated.
Very doc-friendly film fest invites your doc submissions! Regular deadline for the 2012 Talking Pictures Festival is Wed, Nov 23.
Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival
takes place March 8 – 11, 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts
filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster
a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the
community involved. If you made a doc with real impact, this is the
place to show it!
Regular deadline: Nov 23
Late deadline: Dec 5
Inquire about an extension if needed.
Entry form and more info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org
Submit your entry at:
Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or
I'm a new pro member. I am working on a doc that requires me to be in London UK January 3 – 8. On less than a shoe string but have a few bucks for rent and an aerobed. Anyone have any ideas or contacts I could try.
I just booked an inexpensive room in a great funky house for SXSW this coming March thru airbnb and very happy with how they work. Easy to use and great customer service.
In reply to Immy Humes's post on Fri 18 Nov 2011 :
did you find someone to help you out?
DocuClub in December!â€¨â€¨
Our December DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). â€¨
This month, we will screen a rough cut of My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson. The documentary chronicles the dramatic changes that have occurred in Downtown Brooklyn over the past ten years, and shows how these changes are not natural, but fueled by public policy. The film documents how an obsession with upscale environments driven by the Wall Street bubble is threatening the very economic, racial, and ethnic diversity and neighborhood character that have historically drawn many generations to Brooklyn, and made it unique. This process has led to a fierce battle over the soul of the city, the themes of which resonate with urban communities across the county. See a trailer here: http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/?author=7.
Director/Producer Kelly Anderson is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about Americanâ€™s relationship with their material possessions, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Other recent directing work includes Someplace Like Home, a documentary about the redevelopment of Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, which she made for FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). In 2004, Anderson produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited Every Mother's Son, a documentary for ITVS about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality. Every Mother's Son premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and had its broadcast premiere on PBSâ€™s P.O.V. series. Gold and Anderson also made Making a Killing, a half-hour documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Making a Killing premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. In 2000, Anderson completed Shift, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on many PBS stations. Her other documentaries include Out at Work (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Learn more about her films at: www.andersongoldfilms.com.â€¨
Writer/Producer Allison Lirish Dean has covered arts, culture, and urban planning and policy issues for public radio, and for publications such as The Next American City and Gotham Gazette. Her film production credits include Someplace Like Home (2008), an award-winning video for FUREE, a Brooklyn-based community organization. My Brooklyn grew in part out of extensive ethnographic research Dean conducted about the Fulton Mall as part of a study led by the Pratt Center for Community Development. In addition to her work as an independent media producer, Dean is Communications Associate for PolicyLink, a non-profit focused on equity and public policy.
Editor Kathryn Barnier has been working in documentary productions for over 20 years. She edited Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (directed by Marco Williams), which was shown at Sundance, The Pan African Film Festival, True/False, the Miami International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), Full Frame, Silver Docs, Nashville Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Sundance at BAM, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Her other editing credits include Out of Status, The Mystery of Love and The Search For Solutions.
Co-Producer Lisa Willis is an intellectual property attorney who has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, since 2006. She has been involved with a number of documentaries, including Skid Row (2008), about the homeless community in downtown Los Angeles, and A.W.O.L. (in production), about African-American athletes. Before law school, Willis taught children with special needs and ran a preschool and afterschool in Harlem. Because of her experience as an educator, she always knew that she wanted to raise her daughter in a diverse community and Fort Greene seemed like the perfect place. As a resident of this changing neighborhood, she is very familiar with the benefits and challenges of living in a gentrifying community. She was drawn to My Brooklyn because she believes residents of gentrifying communities need to have an honest and real conversation with each other and believes this film can be a catalyst for this.
Our moderator will be Mary Kerr. She began her film industry career working in the hospitality department of the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. She worked for the Sundance Institute in various capacities over the next several years, eventually becoming a film programmer. In 1999, she left Sundance to work as a writer in radio/television, but continued programming as a consultant for the Los Angeles Film Festival, Gen Art, and Maryland Film Festivals, as well as the IFP Market. In 2003, Kerr became director of programming for the inaugural SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival and helped it to become one of the worldâ€™s premiere documentary festivals. Since 2006, she has served as executive director of the Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc., presenters of the annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and monthly screening program, Flaherty NYC. She has served on panels for the Independent Gotham Awards, ITVS, P.O.V., Tribeca Gucci Fund, and juries for the Full Frame, Newport, Sarasota, Black Maria, and Nordisk Panorama Film Festivals. She was also curator of the 2009 and 2010 Council on Foundations Film and Video Festivals.
If youâ€™re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.â€¨
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
No admittance after 7:15 p.m.â€¨â€¨
This is our last DocuClub of the year. Don't miss out!â€¨â€¨
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:â€¨â€¨
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Angelenos, and those in the vicinity:
On Friday, the 2011 IDA Awards Gala is happening in Los Angeles at the DGA. Hosted by an all-star cast of doc community superstars (Eddie Schmidt, Josh Fox, Tiffany Shlain and Lucy Walker as DJ), it's a chance to celebrate the best films of the year, and support the IDA to help continue all the advocacy work and educational work they carry out on behalf of the whole community. It's a fun party, and a chance to catch up with the movers and shakers before the end of the year. You can buy tickets at http://idaawards.eventbrite.com/. Hope to see you there!
ATTENTION MEDIA MAKERS ADDRESSING AGING AND ELDER RIGHTS
Working Films, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announces Reel Aging: Real Change, an initiative that will tie compelling documentary films and transmedia projects that explore aging to ongoing policy work and grassroots campaigns supporting older populations globally. Reel Aging: Real Change will begin on March 23, 2012 with a four-day residency where eight to ten media teams will sharpen their strategies for audience and community engagement. On Tuesday, March 27, the teams will present their projects to regional, national and global NGOs, funders, government agencies, activists, and policy makers â€“ all leaders in the field of aging who have a track record of supporting elder rights, respect and health. The goal: to embed the film and media projects into on-the-ground efforts by the advocates in the room. Hosted in Washington, DC in collaboration with American Universityâ€™s Center for Social Media, this day-long, strategic convening will launch a collaborative campaign between the participating media makers and the NGOs.
We are seeking applications from media makers for participation in Reel Aging: Real Change. All nonfiction projects that explore the aging experience are eligible to apply, and applicants may be at any stage of production or distribution, from new and completed projects to works-in-progress.
Please complete the application form online at www.workingfilms.org/reelaging
Application Deadline: January 6, 2012
Registration Fee: NONE. The residency includes lodging, meals, and materials. Participants are responsible for covering their own travel; stipends are available.
Please Help Spread the Word: Please forward this announcement to friends and colleagues and share www.workingfilms.org/reelaging on Facebook and Twitter.
GREAT SUNDANCE HOUSING AVAILABLE:
See link below for a great house for anyone attending Sundance...
The house is available for rent January 18-23 and sleeps 11 people. It is located at the Deer Valley Resort, which is beautiful and only a few minutes from the heart of the festival. There is even a free shuttle that will bring you back and forth from the festival.
Total house rental for the 5 nights (including taxes) is $4406, which is a great deal!
If interested, please contact Liz Wilkes at: email@example.com
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.
thanks for your time,
2012 Talking Pictures Festival: LATE postmark DEADLINE: Monday, Dec 5!
Just in case you have a new documentary ready for the festival circuit... please consider our very doc-friendly Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston, IL (just outside Chicago).
We emphasize connecting with the community, so dialogue between filmmakers, community groups, and audience members are at the core of our fest. If you made a film with real impact, this is definitely the place to show it.
More info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org or www.withoutabox.com/login/8776
Sony PD150 DVcam camcorder for sale. Willing to ship if outside New York. See ad on craigslist
As a fellow admirer, I'd like to offer a service of free from copyright, music. We have several songs available as instrumental and/or vocal. These are original film scores, composed with over ten years of experience. The label " Kreatrix" has produced 6 undergound techno albums. You're welcome to message us for material and/or produce a score for your doc. We know what the power of imagery can bring with an emotional score behind it. Thank you.
IDA's DOC U ON THE ROAD is coming to New York on Monday and IDA is offering a discount to D-Worders who wish to attend. Tickets are $10 but discounted to $5 if you use this link: http://doc-u-dec-12.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU
The International Documentary Association in association with POV presents:
Doc U: Can Your Doc Really Change the World?
Monday, December 12, 2011
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the speakers for a reception following the discussion.
20 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
IDA Members: $5 â€¢ General Admission: $10
IDA is happy to offer tickets at the IDA member rate to D-Word members
Can a documentary really change the world? These days it seems as though more and more doc-makers are giving it a try. But if youâ€™re hoping to use the power of film to advocate for solutions to complex social issues and to urge people to take action, how can you make sure that your documentary has the greatest possible impact? What kinds of outreach and marketing campaigns are the most effective? How can you best partner with non-profits to get your message out? What do funders and broadcasters expect from documentary filmmakers? And whatâ€™s the best way to build a successful social action campaign? The panel of filmmakers, organizational changemakers, and communication experts weâ€™ve assembled address all of these questions and many more. What they have to say could change the way you think about changing the world.
This Monday, join producer/director, and co-founder of Doculink, Robert Bahar (Made In L.A.), as he moderates a discussion with Diana Barrett, founder of The Fledgling Fund, filmmaker Rachel Libert (Semper Fi: Always Faithful, Boomtown), Cynthia Lopez, Co-Executive Producer of POV, and Academy AwardÂ®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence), on the ways and means of producing documentary films with the potential to effect real change.
Join us after the discussion at a reception with your moderator, panelists and fellow audience members.
For more information on IDA's Doc U: http://www.documentary.org/doc-u
DOC U ON THE ROAD
Made possible by a grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hi all, just wanted to pass along this competition for any interested filmmakers:
The New York Television Festival is calling for original, independently produced television pilots from UK-producers for the UK Section of their Independent Pilot Competition. Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, are each offering development opportunities exclusively to U.K. producers through the competition. Submit scripted or non-scripted pilots, 4-22 minutes in length – more info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc_london.htm
Tonight, New York Film Academyâ€™s Documentary Department will top off a week of classes with three Oscar-winners, the Supervising Editor of HBOâ€™s Documentary Department and A&E's newest showrunner with:
The Winter Screening of The 2011 New York Film Academy Documentary Festival
And YOU'RE INVITED!!!
Come see what NYFAâ€™s latest Doc-stars accomplished in a One-Year Documentary Consortium that utilizes master instruction from industry luminaries and the production of six increasingly complex documentaries to take students from zero experience to the creation of frequently award-winning thesis films.
From Tanzania, to Peru, to a picaresque Italian village and a remote Venezuelan island, this yearâ€™s thesis films take you through a vast landscape of surprising stories.
A born-again Alabama athlete faces paralysis and an offer of embryonic stem cells that might help him walk again. Someone finally speaks about a heartbreaking life – and changes the world. A photographer follows the traces of a celebrated but enigmatic poet through Peru, searching for a connection to the only other artist in her family. A unique housing project in the Bronx makes it possible for determined grandmothers to keep their progeny out of the system and off the streets. In a beautiful Italian village, a Moldavian immigrant spends her days and nights caring for a sweet, silent, old woman. The fishermen of Isla Margarita, Venezuela prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that The Virgin of the Valley first appeared to watch over them. A small group of abandoned children find a unique home an old, gothic, Greek Orthodox Academy outside Garrison, New York. A once-famous prima ballerina tries to find new symmetry in life after the ballet has ended. And the children of a Tanzanian orphanage use video cameras to explore and record their world, under the watchful eye of a once wanted Black Panther.
Look for the real life Harry Potter in the unlikeliest of appearances and stay for wine, cheese, and a round of diplomas to follow. Itâ€™s free!
The Winter Screening of
THE 2011 NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Friday December 9, 2011
Screening Room at NYFA's Union Square campus
100 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003
Screening at 6:00 pm
Reception to Follow
LifeLine by Louisa Merino (22 minutes)
La Casa Delle Bambole (The Doll House) by Ilaria Polsonetti (24:05)
The Sacred Cells by Todd Leatherman (20:40)
Image Hunter by Alejandra Cabrera Perez (20:49)
Grandma's House by Andrea April Blake (16:34:05)
The Virgin of The Valley by Emiliana Romero (22 minutes)
The Royal Knowledge by Francesco Neri Molteni (22:59)
Growing Up in Saint Basil Academy by Eleni Vasileiou (17min)
Ballerina y Martina Sonksen de Siqueira (13:29)
CALL FOR ENTRIES JUST $11 WITH WAB DISCOUNT UNTIL JANUARY 2012 â€“ GREAT JUDGES!
The Call for Entries for the Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon is open and the entry fee is just $11 until January 2012! Held beneath the red rocks of Zion National Park in culturally unaware* Southern Utah, the tiny international 6th Annual Red Rock Film Festival comes back in November of 2012 with more excellent programming that will both challenge and educate the mind. In 2011, the festival screened 144 films!
The Xtreme sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features make for surprising accessories to the festivalâ€™s staple of humanity-themed documentaries and foreign film.
The festival boasts a strict "no back-door" fairness policy directing all competition entrants, including friends and "high-profile" films to submit online and get in line like everyone else. Judges in the Documentary categories have included Oscar nominee Adrian Belic, Oscar nominee Mia Iskander, Oscar winner Steven Okazaki and several others.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2012, $16
Quadruple Chance Deadline: February 28, 2012, $20, $16 Student
Triple Chance Deadline: March 31, 2012, $25, $20 Student
Double Chance Deadline: April 30, 2012, $30, $25 Student
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2012, $40, $35 Student
Late Deadline: June 30, 2012, $50, $45 Student
You may enter on withoutabox or link to our online form at http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/RedPages/entries.html
*Meaning, this is the place where audiences NEED to hear your message. If you keep showing your film to the same easy audiences, no one may be left to show up for your theatrical release. Plus the filmmaker hikes in the Canyons are the icing on the cake!
URGENT – Need a shooter to cover a 7pm town hall meeting this evening (12/15) in Cedar Bluff, VA (six hours outside of DC, 3.5 hours out of Charleston, NC, one hour away from Blountville, TN (I think)). I'm up in Boston and can't make it there on time without spending an arm and a leg. It does not need to be the greatest footage on earth, just covered competently.
Please email me directly if you are available or know anyone who might be able to make it there. firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a student intern for our documentary film Sun Kissed. We are based in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, off the Bedford stop. Please check out our website to see what we've been working on: www.sunkissedthefilm.com.
Please email email@example.com for more details. This is a non paying gig.
Anybody had any dealings with Emphasis Entertainment GroupÂ [http://emphasisentertainment.com/]?
Any thoughts on doing business with them?
Thanks for any insights you may have!
I want to thank Doug Block and D-word's help with my project currently funding on Kickstarter.com, titled, Paths of Glory: Anatomy of a Film.
We passed our $8,000 fund goal and closing in on $10,000 with 17 days to go! We can now complete production and hope to bank some seed money for costs related to distribution.
Big Voice Pictures is producing a documentary about adult survivors of child sexual abuse, who are seeking justice by bringing sexual offenders to court. The film explores the challenges victims face and how the system and current laws often protects pedophiles while re-traumatizing the victims.
We are looking for non-union grips and sound people with experiences in documentaries in the following states.
The shoots will take place in the early part of 2012.
~Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach area Florida
~St. Paul Minnesota
~New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
~Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg
if interested please email Maryam Henein firstname.lastname@example.org with rates and resume.
Looking to rent Panasonic AF 100 or Sony FS 100 package (also possibly interested in 7d/5d) from Jan 4th through Jan 16th. Please contact email@example.com
DocuClub in January!
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, January 18, at 7p.m., at DCTV.
This month, we will screen a rough cut of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt by Matt Reynolds. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt follows a band of misfits on a quest to find the worldâ€™s best Buffalo wing. It takes a humorous look at the popularity of Buffalo wings, one of Americaâ€™s most most loved foods, relationships, globalization, and the way trivial things inspire us. It asks the question, are there perfect things?
Director/Editor Matt Reynolds. From 2004 to 2007, he reported on eastern and central Europe for Reuters and The New York Times. Since moving to New York in 2008, he has worked as a film editor. As an assistant editor, he worked under Suzy Elmiger ("Big Night") and the late Karen Schmeer ("Fog of War;" "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control"). In 2001, Reynolds was editor for the launch of NHL Live, a daily talk show on NHL Network, and recently co-edited History Channelâ€™s "Zombieâ€™s: a Living History." "The Great Chicken Wing Hunt" is his first feature as a director.
Producer Elizabeth Mandel has worked for over ten years as a documentary producer and director. Most recently, she directed "Pushing the Elephant," together with Beth Davenport (broadcast on PBSâ€™s â€œIndependent Lensâ€ on March 29, 2011). Her producing credits include "Arctic Son" (Dir: Andrew Walton, broadcast POV 2007), and, as co-producer on Jennifer Foxâ€™s "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman."
Supervising Editor Mary Manhardt has cut some of the most respected American documentaries of recent years, including "Street Fight," nominated for an Oscar in 2006, and "American Teen" (2008). Her work has won awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and IDFA film festivals and aired on HBO, PBS, MTV, ABC, and AMC. Among the films she has edited or co-edited are "Monica & David," "The Farm" and "Camp Victory, Afghanistan."
Our moderator will be filmmaker Adam Schartoff, who curates the Film/Wax screening series. Learn more about it here: http://schedule.filmwax.com.
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In reply to Matt Marxteyn's post on Thu 15 Dec 2011 :
Just submitted CONFIDENCE GAME via Withoutabox!
Call for New Indie Films!
Are you a filmmaker ready to screen your work in front of new audiences? If so, apply today to be a part of the 2012-2013 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
Southern Circuit is the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities in a nine-state region in the South with an interactive way to experience independent film and engage with indie filmmakers. The tour utilizes an intimate context to connect audiences with filmmakers and connect with films they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. Films, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, are submitted for consideration for the Circuit through an annual nationwide open call for submissions.
Southern Circuit is open to any filmmaker living in the United States with a valid driver's license. Filmmakers may submit a feature-length work or a group of short films whose combined time reaches feature length – at least 45 minutes with a maximum of 120 minutes.
The application deadline is Wednesday February 15, 2012. Early Bird Registration ends Tuesday January 31, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/6lotf8h
or contact Teresa Hollingsworth at thollingsworth(at)southarts.org
Radiant Features is looking to hire a documentary camera person and a sound person in San Francisco who is available either January 9th, 10th, or the 11th. We are setting the days at the moment and don't know our exact schedule.) We are working on a short doc about the biotech industry. The shoot will be entirely interviews and we will be shooting on a 5d.
If you are interested, please send us a link to your work. I'd say the pay scale is medium.
Thanks so much for your interest.
Dylan, Rob Humphreys is an excellent DP, he shot most of our design:e2 series and is now based in the Bay area.. His number is (310) 428-1770. Tell him Beth Westrate sent you.
Seeking fiscal sponsorship for a documentary film made in or about the
American South? Look no further... The Southern Documentary Fund is
accepting proposals for new projects thru January 15th:
(If you miss our Jan 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers around the Southeast and beyond. We
connect documentary artists with resources and audiences through:
networking events, screenings, seminars, project consults, and fiscal
sponsorship. Follow us and our great sponsored projects via our
website, Facebook and Twitter (links below).
Join our community of Southern docmakers!
Interim Executive Director, SDF
celebrating 10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling
on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDocumentaryFund
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund
Thereâ€™s a new Documentary Film Workshop starting up in Los Angeles next week, taught by award-winning documentary editor, director and producer Stephanie Hubbard. Stephanieâ€™s workshop is for anyone who is stuck in their doc, looking to start a doc, or needs a little support. Stephanie meets folks wherever they are in the process and helps them to fill in the gaps, and get clear on their story, their fund raising approach and their technical specs for production and post with experience, intelligence, intuition and imagination. Sheâ€™ll also help you plan for successful distribution.
Get the documentary in your head started and sorted in 90 days! In this powerful workshop, you will:
â€¢ Get clear on what you want to say with your film
â€¢ Discover the elements and beats of your story
â€¢ Optimize your process to save thousands of dollars by working things through before you're done shooting
â€¢ Learn from some of the best documentaries ever made, and be empowered to use the same techniques
Choose from: Tuesdays 10:30am to 1:30pm or Wednesdays 7-10pm. Classes begin January 10, 2012. Location is at 5768 Pico Boulevard – two blocks east of Fairfax Boulevard in Los Angeles. Space is limited to 6 participants in each workshop, so sign up now!
The cost for the 12 week class is $300 per month for the 3 month course.
For more information, visit www.thedocumentaryinsider.com or e-mail Stephanie directly: huranghu – at – gmail – dot – com.
More about Stephanie Hubbard:
Stephanie Hubbard has been writing and editing films in Los Angeles since 1996. She wrote and edited her first award winning documentary in 2001, and has worked in documentary ever since. Most recently, she story consulted and edited "MC252" about the Gulf Oil spill, as well as directed, edited and wrote, "Bible Storyland" which has distribution before it's even premiered.
After years of frustration in seeing filmmakers tapped out on their projects without the proper elements to tell the story they wanted to tell, Hubbard began The Documentary Insider Blog and workshop to really help people make the films they wanted to make, cost effectively and artistically. www.stephaniehubbard.com
If you are a documentary filmmaker, and in New York this coming Wednesday (Jan. 11), please join us for a group discussion.....
CINEMA EYE FILMMAKERâ€™S FORUM
INVITATION AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
YOU ARE INVITED TO A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
IN CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
11.00am – 12.30pm
WHERE: FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
ELINOR BUNIN FILM CENTER (Amphitheater)
144 W. 65th St
Cinema Eye invites directors and producers with at least one feature doc credit to
participate in this open conversation about key issues impacting our community.
Moderated by Cinema Eye Nominations Committee Chair Sean Farnel, our goal is to identify some common challenges and opportunities. And, knowing how engaged this community can be, we expect that this discussion will engender great ideas and actions.
The discussion will revolve around several broad topics (Festivals, Funds, Distribution, etc.), though we are also open to submissions. This could be a creative issue, a business issue, a community issue, a master plan, a dangerous idea, a beef, a kudo, a haiku, a manifesto...well, you get the idea. Those selected will be given five minutes to introduce their topic, followed by a moderated discussion and some proposals for next steps.
Please email rsvps and discussion ideas, by Monday, January 9, to: email@example.com
Hey DC folks, is one of your new year's resolutions to finally check out a Docs In Progress screening?
Join us next Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm with a work-in-progress screening in Washington DC. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. After each film screens, we'll be moderating a workshop-style audience critique session. This honest but constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing their films. This screening is open to the general public.
The Rosenwald Schools (22 minute sequences) by Aviva Kempner
Between 1915-1932, businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined with Booker T. Washington to create challenge grants that built schools for poor, rural African-American children at a time when few received any public education in the segregated South.
A Sister's Call (78 minute rough cut) by Kyle Tekiela
Call Richmond disappeared in 1977 and remained missing for 20 years. After Call's sister Rebecca found him homeless and suffering from severe paranoid schizophrenia, she dedicated her life to putting her brother back together. We journey with Call and his family on a roller coaster ride to recovery.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
George Washington University Media & Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
The building is located at the corner of 21st and H Streets in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The auditorium is one floor down from street level. Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Convenient garage parking.
$10 suggested donation. At the door. No advance tickets or RSVP. We now accept both cash and credit cards.
More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org
2012 TWN Video Production Workshop – Applications now available
Low cost hands-on training program emphasizing the training and support of people of color and members of marginalized communities. Aimed at working people, the 4 month workshop meets evenings and films during weekends. Limited to 9 participants, students focus on the pre-production, production and post-production skills necessary to take a short project from conception to completion, with training in scriptwriting, research, lighting, camera, sound and editing. Led by film professionals, this 34 year program will begin in early April. The workshop is time intensive and participants must be able to attend regular class meetings as well as meet the out-of-class demands of pre- production, production, and post-production. Prior film, video or related experience is recommended but not required; creativity, self-initiative, time and a collaborative spirit are. The cost of the 2012 workshop will be $600.
The 2012 Application is available NOW –
Application deadline: March 5th, 2012.
The Production Workshop will start April 4th, 2012.
Download the application form at
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-947-9277 x 15
2 Room office/edit room sublet
Affordable, two-room office space, totaling 625 rentable square feet with windows facing east. Sublet with separate entrance by nonprofit arts organization, Great space for small production company or editing suite. 24/7 access on 8th avenue with security guard, located midway between Port Authority and Penn Station – 8th Ave and 38 st.
Centrally located near film labs, theatre row, the fashion district and MTA stations for 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, and E subways. $1600/month includes utilities. Lots of storage. Free Desk available.
I'm looking for an Italian-English translator for a small job – about 10 minutes of video. NY-based translator preferred. Please email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Hi NY filmmakers!
Old School Films is looking for volunteer documentary filmmakers to mentor a team of three young students (ages 12-17) in an afterschool filmmaking program.
Each student will make one short film about an elderly person from their community. Students will learn everything from camera operation to interviewing skills, lighting, sound, producing and editing.
Classes meet from 4:30-6:30PM one day a week (either Monday or Wednesday) for 10 consecutive weeks starting in February.
If you're interested in finding out more about the program and how you can be a part of it, please email email@example.com
Hey D-Word Community -
Seeking an enthusiastic FCP editor to take on at least one episode of a limited series doc project intended for public television. If you or someone you know might be a good fit, I'd love to get in touch or hear any and all recommendations!
The Film: "The Times of John McDonogh" (working title) tells the story of the startling bequest to education that a single eccentric millionaire made upon his death in 1850, how that bequest led, by 2006, to the creation of both some of the most blighted public schools and one of the most privileged private schools in the US and how, in the current tumultuous moment in education, each of these disparate schools is now fighting to either re-make itself or protect the things that made it strong in the first place.
Creatively, the aim is to interweave two distinct narrative approaches. First are the stories, told via verite footage, of specific teachers and students at five of the schools that still bear this founder's name and legacy today (two traditional public schools in New Orleans, two more newly-chartered public schools in New Orleans, and one private school in Baltimore) as they live and teach over the course of one pivotal school year. The second is the historical narrative of how these five schools evolved from one man's very specific, utopian vision to such contrasting places along our contemporary spectrum of education. With these two stories intertwined, the twists, turns, and questions raised along the way lead straight through many of the turning points of segregation, political gamesmanship, neglect, and socio-economic inequality that have shaped US schools from the beginning.
Project Status: The wealth of material involved is both blessing and curse. We shot, over the course of the school year we spent in the schools, 300 (!) hours of verite footage of (and interviews with) a select group of teachers, students, and administrators. What's more, there's a rich and surprising array of archival material about the history of the schools to pull from, much of it already gathered together by the production. But there is also a very clear plan. Every inch of the footage is meticulously logged, all of the interviews are thoroughly sub-clipped and labelled, and a paper script outline is in place for the series from start to finish, scene by scene, both for the compelling contemporary characters and the historical narratives, and the ways they might well intermix. We have a work-in-progress-trailer (I can send it to you upon request) and there's a rough assembly of most of the first episode.
What We're Looking For: Over the next five months, our goal is to edit as many episodes of the series as we can manage (at minimum three, with the other three to follow thereafter). Though we could work with someone who could only foreseeably tackle one. To date, all of the editing work has been done by me, the beleaguered, lone gunman producer/director, and while my enthusiasm for the material runneth over, I am neither a very good, nor particularly fast, editor, nor do I have the distance from the material that would probably help the process most at this point. So we're seeking a sharp editor who'd be excited about helping shape this kaleidoscope of specific stories into something awesome. While I'm working on a first-time indie doc-maker's meager budget, I'm not expecting someone to work for free either, so we could talk more about what might make sense for a rate in the short term. Grant writing will soon be in progress. I'm in Los Angeles, and would prefer to work with someone local, though I wouldn't rule out other arrangements. The editor would need their own FC7 system. My hunch is this would not be the right undertaking for a first-time feature doc editor, considering the expansive and interlocking nature of the raw material (not to mention my own green-ness). But someone with a practiced hand and eye would, I suspect, find the way well-paved for a really rewarding collaboration, no ego involved. More than anything, I hope to find someone (this is starting to sound like a dreamy-eyed singles ad) who is passionate about social documentary storytelling, curious about looking at the same subject from different angles, and excited about young people, teachers, and the inner lives of schools.
If you'd like to find out more, or recommend someone, I'd love to hear from you. I'm at stephen.deline(at)gmail(dot)com or 410-960-2098. Thanks!
PatchWorks Films is seeking a Distribution and Admin Support Intern!
PatchWorks Films (www.patchworksfilms.net) is a San Francisco-based production and distribution company making documentaries that explore contemporary social issues via intimate character stories, while forming innovative partnerships with key stakeholders. Our award-winning documentaries have been broadcast worldwide and have screened at theaters, film festivals, schools, universities, museums, libraries and community events. Our last film â€œSpeaking In Tonguesâ€ (www.speakingintonguesfilm.info) broadcast on PBS stations across the country last fall, and we are deep into our next film â€œGot Balz?â€ (www.gotbalzfilm.info) about a boyâ€™s struggle to donate baseball equipment to kids in Cuba despite the U.S. embargo.
We are seeking an unpaid intern to work in our office (Richmond district, San Francisco) 5-10 hours per week for approx. 6 months, helping us finish our new film and distribute â€œSpeaking In Tonguesâ€ and our other titles. There may be some assistant editing work but the majority of the work is assistant producing. This is a great opportunity to learn about the real work life of an independent filmmaker (10% production, 90% producing), while contributing to films that have impact and exposure.
Duties and responsibilities:
â€¢ Database management & data entry (knowledge of Filemaker a plus!)
â€¢ Internet and sales research
â€¢ Social media and website management
â€¢ Generic admin and office duties such as mailing, shipping, filing, and record-keeping
â€¢ Errands and other miscellaneous tasks that come up in the course of things.
Required skills and abilities:
â€¢ Mac fluency and working knowledge of MS Office programs
â€¢ Strong communication and writing skills
â€¢ Accurate and swift data entry
â€¢ Ability to work well with PatchWorksâ€™ diverse staff and independent contractors
â€¢ Web savvy
â€¢ Working knowledge and/or interest of and in social media
â€¢ Detail and deadline oriented
â€¢ Great organizational skills
â€¢ Focused problem-solving (macro and micro attention)
â€¢ Super-reliable, committed, and trustworthy with confidential information.
â€¢ Can bring your own Mac laptop (some work may be done from home as well)
â€¢ Have a valid CA driverâ€™s license (having your own car is a plus but not necessary)
â€¢ Have a desire to do what it takes to get great documentaries made and seen
Please send a LETTER OF INTEREST in addition to your RESUME to pwfilmssfo[at]gmail[dot]com with all requests directed to Rebecca Chan.
Explain what you are looking for in an internship and why you think you are a good match for PatchWorks.
College credit is available; ask your school.
No phone calls, please.
Hello! I'm currently working on a fantastic project for PBS – part of which was shot in Cambodia – and I need a few qualified Khmer translators to help us out in the edit room. Ideally, we need someone based in NY, but we can also send out footage if need be. Fully paid @ a very competitive rate.
If you know anyone, please write me back at dan[at]showofforce[dot]com
We're Hosting 3 Film Distribution Panels 1/24 in Park City!
If you're at Sundance, stop by for any or all of our 3 exciting panels at the Silver King Hotel in Park City.
Panel 1: Documentary Distribution:
What Are the Best Opportunities Available for Your Film?
10:00am – 11:30am
Film distribution strategies have changed dramatically in today's fast paced market. Join a panel of industry experts and learn about the best options available for marketing and distributing your film. Panelist include: Peter Broderick, Christina Rogers, Mat Levy, Andrew Mer, Sarafina DiFelice, & Anna Darrah. Read bios below. Topics include:
How can niche films find profitable audiences?
The pros & cons of new digital outlets.
Why are DVD sales still the largest source of revenue for most films?
How do I find an educational distributor that's right for my film?
How to set up a paid speaking tour.
How & where can I set up community screenings or "theatrical events"?
Panel 2: Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Film's Distribution Plan!
1:00pm – 2:30pm
It's no surprise that many distributors and filmmakers depend on social media channels to promote their film. But is anyone listening? Are clicks resulting in sales? If you're new to social media marketing or looking for new ideas to improve your existing campaigns, come attend this savvy interactive social media marketing workshop and learn the following from industry experts Allen Chou and Diana Iles Parker:
Revenue opportunities for your film.
Building audiences & buzz!
Developing your NEW influential & authoritative status.
How to develop endless content ideas for your Twitter and Facebook campaigns.
Finding your target audience.
How to use lesser-known but still effective platforms to broaden the reach of your social media strategies.
Panel 3: Didn't Get Into Sundance? No Worries.
Learn How to Go Beyond Big Name Festivals to Secure Distribution
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every year, thousands of films are not accepted into Sundance, yet many still become BIG hits. Learn from industry experts on how the former "Plan B" of distribution could surprise you as being your NEW "Plan A"! Panelist include: Brian Newman, Mat Levy, Josh Levin, Mike Grice, & Michael Tuckman.
Why films can still be highly successful without any major festival exposure.
What other factors do distributors consider beyond being an "official selection".
Securing theatrical distribution – Is it worth the expense?
How can a publicist or social meida campaign help?
Building a fan base with every festival appearance.
The pro's & con's of DIY self-distribution. Decision time?
For more details and to order your tickets in advance, visit: http://filmdistributionpanel.eventbrite.com/
*Enter promo code "DWORD" and receive a discount at check out!
does anybody know where/from whom i can rent an EX-3 in chicago?
i'd prefer to rent from d-worder if possible.
thanks for any/all suggestions.
Seeking an Assistant Director (Â£360 per week) and Sound person (Â£330 per week) for a small crew indie crime thriller feature film in London
Everything You Want To Know About Transmedia Storytelling But Are Afraid To Ask!
Transmedia Workshop at UNIONDOCS.
Sunday, January 29th at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY
Join Designer Takaaki Okada (ConditionONE), game designer Nick Fortugno (Diner Dash), new media strategist Brian Newman (sub-genre), filmmakers Amam Ali and Bassam Tariq (30 Mosques), in conversation with producer and strategist John Bruce (Forward Mapworks).
UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:
Hey D-Word people,
I'm looking for a camera person in Omaha, NE. Anyone got a contact there that I could reach out to?
I prefer if they have their own equipment and it would be super if it were panasonic, but not essential.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Red Rock Film Festival still has plenty of room in the Documentary Featurette and Documentary Short-Short categories as well as the Young Filmmaker Documentary, Documentary Feature and Documentary Short standards. But, of course, it's not until November. https://www.withoutabox.com/login/4410
We're a small documentary film company with 3-5 people is looking to sublet some furnished space in Brooklyn or Manhattan – possibly long term.
Ideally, we'd like one room with a door we can use as an edit suite (we have our own system) and 2-3 desks either in an adjacent office or open space.
We're losing our current space on Feb 1, so we'd like to move as soon as possible.
Please contact Edna at 212.367.8475 x 111 or ealburquerque[at]panglossfilms[dot]com
The Guga Hunters of Ness with Mike Day
Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm, $9 suggested donation.
Join director Mike Day and writer Jennifer Merin (About.com) for a screening of his documentary "The Guga Hunters of Ness" at UnionDocs.
â€œA gorgeously shot documentary feature that takes viewers into the heart of this ancient tradition, celebrating its longevity and lamenting its decline without once being patronizing, overly worthy or dull. The Guga Hunters Of Ness is poetic, haunting, its beautiful imagery making it hard to look away.â€ â€“ EYE FOR FILM
UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:
PRODUCTION OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE TO RENT NEAR TIMES SQUARE, NYC
- MONTH-TO-MONTH LEASE ONLY **
CONTACT FILMS[at]STORYVILLE.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION
Package 1: Office + Optional Desks: $1500/month each
â€“ two approx 115 square feet offices available (see attached pdf for details)
â€“ each office comes with optional access to a discount on desks in the main room for $325/month each
Package 2: Desks Only: $1500/month for 4 desks
â€“ must rent in groups of four
â€“ each workstation comes with bookshelf, filing cabinet, drawer, chair
ALL PRICES INCLUDE:
- unlimited printing in black & white, color printing within reason
- unlimited phone (local + domestic long distance) and internet
- cleaning service
- shared kitchen
- 24/7 access
- Storyville also has full FCPro and AVID Media Composer workstations and camera equipment available for rent. Please ask for more details **
In reply to Daniel Gilbert's post on Mon 16 Jan 2012 :
Dan, I'd recommend InterNation very highly.....Eric Derkatsch is the guy there.....Internation.com
Im a Documentary Filmaker (www.alifeascending.com) four weeks from launching the film on DVD and itunes and I just lost the person managing the website, ecommerce, and digital marketing. Looking to hire someone or more than one person immedietely to help with some
website changes (wordpress) to connect and test the shopping cart (1shopping cart) and someone to keep the social media and online marketing campaign on track to launch date and past.
Please post or send an email to me at email@example.com.
Thanks for your help
I'm currently in Houston shooting some material for a documentary I'm making about the radio program, the Prison Show.
I'm looking for a PA for a few hours this week to help with some tracking shots. Depending on the weather (rain is predicted), either Thursday, Friday or Saturday. There is pay.
If anyone has any recommendations I'd be most appreciative.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIONDOCS WORKSHOP: Can Documentaries Change the World? Assessing, Funding, and Harnessing the Social Impact of Nonfiction Film
Sunday, February 12th at 4:00pm, $15
Filmmaker and activist Judith Helfand (Everything's Cool), philanthropist and filmmaker Abigail Disney (Pray the Devil Back to Hell), and Debika Shome (The Harmony Institute), in conversation with distributor Caitlin Boyle (Film Sprout), as they explore the promise and potential of documentary to effect social change.
UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:
Looking to rent an HDV deck or camera (in Seattle) 1/31/12 or 2/1/12 to capture a couple tapes. margaretlongley[at]gmail[dot]com
HPX 170 for sale.
one owner, 755 hours, excellent condition.
-64/32/16 GB P2 cards
-hard petrol bag
-clear and polarizing filter
-manual/barry green manual
-original box, if wanted
prefer LA buyer...if any questions, please email at:
The Documentary Summit Washington D.C. MARCH 10th and 11th, 2012
London's successful Documentary Summit is coming to Washington DC on March 10th and 11th, 2012. This intensive 2 day event is hosted by the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in association with The Documentary Center at The George Washington University.
The 2 days are filled with panels that will take you through EVERY step of the process including storytelling, fundraising, cutting edge filmmaking techniques, distribution, and social media strategies. Our visiting documentary experts include successful & critically acclaimed filmmakers and producers, commissioning editors, foundation directors, social media gurus, DSLR and HD experts, as well as distributors and online platform Dynamo Player's founder, Rob Millis.
For more information and to book tickets, go to www.documentarysummit.com and click Washington DC. Early bird price for the 2 day event is only $99 (normally $149) until February 10th. Seating is limited so book now!
Looking to rent a DVC Pro deck to digitize some tapes shot on DVC-Pro 50. Does anyone know of any affordable rentals in the DC/MD/VA area? Or of places that would give an indie filmmaker a deal on digitizing 7-8 tapes to a drive? Thanks!
DocuClub in February!
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 7p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of "Miracle on 42nd Street" by Alice Elliot. The film documents the unique apartment complex called Manhattan Plaza located in Manhattanâ€™s historic theatre district, a neighborhood also known as Hellâ€™s Kitchen. Located on the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, it is often called the â€œMiracle on 42nd Streetâ€ due to the near-miraculous effect the complex has had on the once-blighted neighborhood and on the lives of its residents. Seventy percent of the occupants work in the performing arts and thirty percent are Hellâ€™s Kitchen residents who are elderly, disabled or have been relocated from substandard housing. The film tells the story of how this innovative affordable housing experiment came to be, the artists it has nurtured, the close community its residents and management have created and the positive impact it has had on the economy of Manhattanâ€™s West Side. By making this film, the filmmakers want to tell the story of the pioneering people, community leaders, government and business people who joined together to resurrect a blighted neighborhood. To watch a trailer of the film, please go to: http://miracleon42ndstreet.org/home.
Director Alice Elliott is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose films are dedicated to celebrating the role of community activism in elevating the quality of peopleâ€™s lives.
Producer Mary Jo Slater was an original tenant of Manhattan Plaza. As a working single mother, she was able to launch a successful career as an award-winning casting director while also supporting the career of her son, actor Christian Slater.
Producer Nancy Perkins lived in Manhattan Plaza in the 1980s along with her actor husband, Ron Perkins, where she began a successful career in casting, rising to become head of casting at Universal Television Studios for fourteen years.
Editor/Producer Lisa Shreve has lived in Manhattan Plaza since the building opened and resides there today, working as an editor of award-winning documentary and narrative films.
Producer Erika Lockridge of Bahr Productions has joined on as a producer because of her belief in the Manhattan Plaza concept of affordable housing.
Producer Cindy Cowan is currently producing the feature "Red Lights" (starring Robert DeNiro).
Our moderator will be Caitlin Boyle. A leading champion of grassroots and community distribution for independent films, Boyle is the architect of national screening and audience outreach initiatives for dozens of feature documentaries, including "King Corn," "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," "The End of the Line," "A Small Act" and "Bag It." Previously on staff at NPR affiliates WFIU and WFUV and PBS affiliate Thirteen/WNET, she is a graduate of Columbia University and the Indiana University Graduate School of Journalism. Her workshops and presentations have rallied filmmakers at SXSW, Hot Docs, Independent Film Week, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. She serves on the board of Brooklyn documentary arts center UnionDocs, and on the advisory board of New York Universityâ€™s Tisch School of the Arts Research Institute for the Advancement of Cinema Arts and Commerce. To learn more about her film services, visit: www.filmsprout.org.
If youâ€™re planning to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
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Stay abreast of DocuClubâ€™s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.
Hello filmmakers! My nonprofit is launching a new short (very short... 5 min. and less) film competition on the topic of mental health. The winning film will be used in our education, advocacy and field-building work on college campuses and nonprofits around the U.S., plus win $1,000 award for future work.
I hope some of you will consider putting something together for this. The quality of the work will really determine the caliber of nonprofit partners we can attract, and I know we've got some heavyweights on this list! We already have some pretty major players (national NGOs) interested in using the films in their work – assuming it's well done. In many ways this is about using your film to create positive change through dialogue.
If you have comments, or questions, please get in touch: cary [at] artwithimpact.org and more info is on our website: artwithimpact.org
Washington DC-area folks, Docs In Progress has two programs this week:
Thursday, February 9 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Avenue in Takoma Park, MD)
We'll be screening a documentary by one of our alums, Lillie Paquette. WE ARE EGYPT looks at the story behind the story of 2011's Arab Spring. The 85-minute film showcases Egyptâ€™s passionate democracy activists who toiled for years before seeing success from their sacrifice. It is an account of their struggle against extraordinary odds to remove an uncompromising authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. Following the screening, filmmaker Lillie Paquette will answer questions about the film. This is a free community screening and no tickets are required. More info at http://docsinprogress.org/events/38/free-alumni-screening-of-we-are-egypt/
Sunday, February 12 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Goethe Institut (812 Seventh Street, NW Washington DC)
We'll be offering a special Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening at the Our City Film Festival. This is an opportunity to provide feedback on story and character development to a documentary filmmaker presenting a not-quite-finished version of a film while you also support the festivalâ€™s sponsor Yachad, a nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing and community development in Washington DC. The rough cut being screened is Ellie Walton's FLY BY LIGHT which follows a group of DC high school students as they go through a transformational journey in the mountains of West Virginia. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered through Our City Film Festival's website
We'll also be at the Center for Social Media's Media That Matters Conference on Friday and Saturday and hope to see many of you there.
Hey Everybody! My name is Kevin Hallagan. I am a cinema student but my goal is to become a documentary filmmaker. Do you know of any Independent documentary filmmakers who are looking for an assistant this summer or wouldn't mind having a shadow? I have earned a lot academically and I am a videographer for my university, but I am looking for some in-field experience this summer because I know I haven't learned a lot of things I'll need to know if I'm going to dive into filmmaking right out of college.
so... is anyone looking for some helping hands?
Good luck on your endeavors
– Kevin Hallagan
Call for Entries!
A&E and the New York TV Fest seeking treatments for original unscripted TV shows;â€¨ Five finalist projects will receive development funding from the network with one winner earning $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production. FREE to enter. More info below and at http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ae_pipeline.html
The A&E Unscripted Development PipelineÂ
A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are back with the second installment of anÂ innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independentÂ producersÂ andÂ doc production companies.Â
The A&E network is seeking submissions that focus on big characters in exciting and fresh worlds that are highly entertaining and of the moment.Â Producers must include:
*Â A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing their originalÂ unscripted format
*Â A brief video (2-4 minutes)Â introducing the subject(s).
- 25 semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives. All semi-finalists are invited to participate in the 2012 New York Television Festival, Oct 22-27,Â as Official Artists (details below).
- Five finalists, selected by A&E,Â will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 to shoot additional tape.
- One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production. Â
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2012Â (noon)
Free to enter.
Additional opportunities for Semi-Finalists:
Official Semi-FinalistsÂ will be invited to participate as Official Artists at the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC in October, with exclusive access to:
*Participate in NYTVF Pitch, offering guaranteed development deals from:â€¨Â Bio Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo,Â SevenOne International, Sundance Channel, Channel 4â€¨â€¨
*Network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies, fellow TV creators and MORE.
Full details about the NYTVF Artist Experience here: http://www.nytvf.com/artists.htmlâ€¨â€¨
Want to participate in these exclusive Artist-Only programs? Only NYTVF Official Artists are invited to take part, so submit toÂ one of NYTVF's current initiativesÂ now!
NYTVF is also accepting entries to:
TheÂ 2012 Independent Pilot Competition
- Win guaranteed deals from the following US network partners IFC, MTV, and VH1.Â Â More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.htmlâ€¨
Regarding the ad above, I"m curios as to what other people think about this. Although it does seem like an interesting contest, from what I can tell after reading their rules/regulations, it appears that basically by entering the contest you are forfeiting any right to your concept and material and that A&E can basically take whatever they want and don't owe you anything for it. So by doing this contest, they potentially get the rights to thousands of concepts and only have to pay $10,000 to a winner who will be able to "participate" in the production of a pilot but also, from what I can tell, will actually not have any right to their concept.
There are many "contests" like this, Greg. Many people still submit.
Also, when one submits cold to Discovery, for instance, you basically have to sign something similar before anyone will look at your stuff. From their point of view, they get thousands of submissions, many for ideas that look pretty similar to each other, and would rather be protected from what they see as reasonable-looking, but actually not, stolen ideas. Particularly if the submitted does not have an industry track record.
IDA's DocuDay is almost here. An all-day orgy of documentary deliciousness featuring back to back screenings of all the nominated shorts and features. Happening in LA and NY. LA screenings feature the filmmakers and subjects in attendance. You can buy a single tickets or an all-day pass. It's a heap of fun.
Story Consultant needed – After working on my political documentary for 4 years, I realize that I need someone experienced with fresh eyes who help shape what I've put together into an exciting must watch documentary. Since this is a political documentary, the subject matter won't be for everyone, as I'm telling a story, not pushing an agenda.
Pay would be in some combination of salary and equity. This is an independent film, however, so keep that in mind. DBLasdon AT ca.rr dot com
On Monday night in LA, I'll be moderating a special International Documentary Association Doc U dedicated to the pursuit of the little golden man, and how the Academy's new Oscar rules might change that lovequest in the coming year. Join me and Steve Pond (The Wrap), Dana Harris (IndieWire), James Moll (AMPAS) and Dusty Smith (Roadside Attractions) at Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre on Monday at 7:30pm. I plan to ask a lot of questions :)
Sounds good. Is there a D-Word promotional code? IF not, no probs!
Nope. But $15 if you're an IDA member. You ARE an IDA member, right Jill? Not that I'll fight with you over it, but ya know...
In reply to Laura Heckman's post on Fri 9 Dec 2011 :
Don't Miss Out! Deadlines are fast approaching for both initiatives! Submit Now!
Call for Entries! The New York Television Festival is seeking original, independently produced TV pilots for the UK Section of their Independent Pilot Competition. Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, are each offering development opportunities exclusively to UK producers through the competition! Submissions should be 4-22 minutes in length – more info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc_london.htm
DP and Sound Needed in Minneapolis, MN in July, 2012
I will be shooting a series of interviews in Minneapolis for a week in July. Not sure of the specific dates quite yet. The film is about a blind telephone hacker, who spent the last part of his life (he passed away in 2007) living in Minneapolis.
Please send me an email if you are interested with links to work, previous experience, whether you own equipment and if so what.
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Award winning editor/writer/producer/director Doug Blush (that's me!) is offering up documentary project consultations on Kickstarter to support our latest film, OF TWO MINDS. Two different levels of consultation, that also come with lots of other goodies, in the rewards section of our campaign page here:
Five time Sundance filmmaker, multiple Tribecas and SXSWs, PBS, HBO, and network films, nine theatrical releases...I can help your film too! Please pass this on to friends' projects also...join us and help out our new film, premiering soon!
I am a tv producer working in unscripted tv in DC. I have been making a podcast about the creators of unscripted film and tv called "The Real Stuff". It's direct, one-on-one interviews. You can listen for free on my site www.darrencoyle.com or you can subscribe on iTunes for free. Please give it a try, and if you like it tell a friend. It relies on word of mouth. I think most people who go to this site will want to check it out!!
Last minute tickets are still available for tonight's IDA/DOC U event in Los Angeles. We'll be discussing the Academy Award for Documentary, and the new rule changes. How will they affect the environment for doc makers? What were the problems they were trying to solve, and do the new rules actually address them, or make them worse.
Join me and Steve Pond (The Wrap), Dana Harris (IndieWire), James Moll (AMPAS) and Dusty Smith (Roadside Attractions) at Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre on Monday at 7:30pm.
I've also now secured a D-Word discount for the event. You can buy tickets at http://doc-u-feb-20.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU and enter the discount code DWORDDOCU.
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The Documentary Center at George Washington University is currently recruiting for the position of Executive Associate to the Director.
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Hi D-Word Community-
First met Doug Block in Thom Power's Documentary Producing class at NYU last year and I'm glad to be here.
Anyway, we all know the power of a really great doc trailer as a calling-card to open doors and build production teams – so we're looking for a editor / "trailer doctor" in NYC to re-cut our 10min trailer down to less than 3 min (see link to YT). The doc is called "Get It All Out" – and it's a story about the power of a long-lost music songbook to survive decades in the hearts and minds of those who first heard it and made it. It's cross-platform project that includes a feature, an album, an eBook and a 10 piece orchestra (down from 13 last year, due to market conditions).
Give it a look and let us know what you think by sending along an email to info(at)mediagroove(dot)com with your CV/resume, experience and links to your previous editing work.
Hey, Will, glad to see you made it here. I edited your post only to change your email address (spelling out the "at" and "dot"). Since this is a public topic, you'd be subjected to spammers, otherwise.
Thanks, Doug – forgot about that! I hope to see you at DIY Days this year.
Love DIY Days, so hope to go again this year. Have they announced when it is?
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Doug – Sorry for missing your reply – DIY Days is THIS SATURDAY, March 3rd. Same location as last year – New School. http://diydays.com/
Urgh, wish I knew sooner. Just committed to something else on Saturday.
Selling my Zacuto Z finder. Bought it new for $400. If interested, make me an offer.
Hello all. I am looking for an archival research/copyright clearance person. Must have experience doing research and copyright work for documentary film/publishing. This may be a full-time job for the month of March. San Francisco Bay Area a plus, but not required. Contact yyohan 'at' yahoo.com
Wonderful office is available for share. The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: doc filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.
Space is available April 1 for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.
Rent is negotiable, between $275-300, depending on your work schedule (nights, weekends, days, etc) so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one.
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Looking for a Native American Documentary-maker
A NYFA thesis student from Bulgaria will soon begin shooting a doc about an Omaha Sioux family who are trying to maintain and nourish their traditional ways against rather daunting societal, economic, and now medical odds. She and I would both like to get her connected to a Native American documentarian for mentoring as she goes. It could be as significant or minimal as anyone is willing to do. She has great craft mentors through the school. And she will have the guidance and advice of several Omaha people. Still, while some of her faculty have made docs with and about Native Americans, none of the Omaha advisers knows anything about filmmaking and none of us has the prospective that an actual Native American might lend her. She'd love to find someone Omaha but will thrilled with anyone who could combine some knowledge of film making with a Native American personal perspective.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you, or someone you know, might be willing to help.
Looking for shooter in Cincinnati for Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29, with gear, for medical related interviews & b-roll. The person will also being doing sound and need to have appropriate lav mic for interview. Possibly lighting also. I will be there as producer and camera assistant. Will need to capture or transfer files on location before I return to NYC. $600/day. jill at jillwoodward dot com