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James Sheridan

The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop

The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries August 15th 2012

Earlybird deadline August 1!

New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at PALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at itch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2012 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)
Regular Deadline: August 15, 2012 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Late Deadline: August 29, 2012 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)
Special Extended Deadline: September 5, 2012 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)

Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center’s annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit for updates.


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

Cheree Dillon

POST-PRODUCTION INTERNs WANTED for a Sex Worker documentary

Documentary: License to Pimp

Film Description: License to Pimp is a feature documentary about the choices that three San Francisco strippers make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work. The filmmaker worked in San Francisco’s strip clubs and witnessed how co-workers felt economically pressured to engage in prostitution to make their quotas to avoid being fired. Now as a filmmaker, she uncovers current working conditions to find out how strip clubs are able to operate outside the law.

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Experience: None. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and film/video post-production.

Duration of Internship: (August/Sept 2012 to Jan. 2013) Begins immediately. Minimum 3 months

Payment: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will be credited on this film.

Duties: We are an independent film production company that seeks qualified, smart, energetic Interns wanting experience in documentary film post-production. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social justice issues that impact women/girls, sex workers, laborers, queer people, & people of color.

Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker + Editor with day to day activities.

Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player. Ideally, Final Cut Pro editing experience (version 7). You must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple tasks, & prioritize workload as needed. If you have PC laptop, you will transcribe interviews.

• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log documentary footage in Filemaker or Excel
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Editing assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Skills: Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Excel, Filemaker, &/or Photoshop

Time Commitment: 2 to 3 days per week from 10am to 6pm. Minimum 12 to 18 hours/wk (Mon. thru Fri only). Flexible time schedule

Apply: Send a resume and Cover Letter. If you have film editing experience, include URLs to work.


Jim Feeley

"Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work."

"Payment: No pay. ...Required: You MUST have your own laptop computer with MS Word + a DVD player."

These two quotes from the above want ad have interesting parallels. But I guess this isn't the right forum to make any comment about unpaid internships.

Jessica Wolfson

We are seeking MARKETING / OUTREACH INTERNS to help with the theatrical release of our new documentary film RADIO UNNAMEABLE about legendary freeform radio DJ Bob Fass and his long running late night program on WBAI. The film is having a small independent release starting at the Film Forum in New York in mid September then moving on to other theaters across the country.

We are looking for interns with interest in PR, Grassroots Marketing and Digital Social Media Outreach. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative go-getters, who can think outside of the box and take on projects and run with them.

Must be New York based. Starting immediately for 2 to 3 months
School credit and lunch stipend provided.

Please email me at Jessica Wolfson

Lani Simeona


Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2012, 57 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS films are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2012 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling nearly $50,000 in cash and services.

The 2013 festival will take place Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7.

Regular Deadline: August 15 – October 15, 2012 ($40)
Late Deadline: October 16 – November 30, 2011 ($60)

Please visit our website for submission guidelines and application instructions. (">

Alex Dionne

Was wondering if anyone here had a name for a person in LA who's a whiz at Filemaker? We're looking for a little consulting help and some advice setting up a stock footage database. There's not a lot of stock footage in our film, but enough to make us need to track it. It's for a doc film about girls education in the developing world, called 10x10: Educate Girls, Change the World ( We're located in LA, near Hollywood, Koreatown, not far from Silverlake.
Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested. Thanks so much, Alex (alex [at] 10x10act [dot] com)

Mikal Jakubal

Looking to buy one or two batteries for the Panasonic HVX 200, either old style or new style w/adaptor. I need them by Thursday (8/9) morning in L.A. or Wednesday morning in the Bay Area.
mjakubal at gmail daht com.