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R.L. Wise

I have a slightly used (one project) Underwater housing for a BVW Betacam SP camera that is surplus to requirements. Could be adapted to Panasonic HD or other camera.

Housing has Anvil shipping case and is located in St Martin.

Valerie Landes


"Natural Heroes" is the Emmy award-winning Public Television series featuring independently produced films and videos with a common theme: real people making a difference for our environment and enhancing the world around us.

We're seeking compelling stories that feature people challenging current environmental standards and conditions. Programs that encourage thoughtful questions and realistic answers, that broaden our understanding of our place in the world.

"Natural Heroes" is now in its fourth season, and is currently being seen by PBS viewers on over 70 affiliates across the United States.

Accepted works will be packaged for broadcast and distributed to Public Television stations. If you feel your film is a good fit, download the submission form, read the call for entries, and send us your film!
NO entry fees. Info at:
Questions? Email naturalheroes{at}

~Valerie Landes
Series Producer
"Natural Heroes"
5850 Labath Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
1-800-287-2722 x2024

Azad Jafarian

Hello Everyone,

I am a programmer for the 2nd Annual Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival – which takes place in Tehran October 15th-19th, 2008. We're still looking for films to feature in the following categories (see hidden section). Let me know if you or someone you know has a film that fits into any of these categories. We will fly out a number of the filmmakers to Tehran with four nights stay (and we'll take care of visas for you as well). Looking forward to hearing from you.


azad at cimafilms dot com.

America, Post America

America is no longer the strongest, the best, biggest and most powerful country in the world. The American Dream is fading away as the American way of life is slowly forgotten. What will become yesteryear's utopia in the post-American era?

Our Era

Our era is a strange era. Our era, is the era of science, end of darkness and the reigning of machines. Our era, is one of fragmented identities, lost pasts and virtual imagery. But our era, is still an era of fanaticism and oppression, blind politics, dictatorships, injustice and hunger. The documentary film is committed to reflecting our times, our era.

Our Universe

Once upon a time, the nature served as a source of inspiration for artists, philosophers and poets alike. Today, nature is witnessing its own destruction in the hands of an ignorant self-serving mankind with suppressed anger. Are we going to return to nature? Or are we going to destroy it oblivious to our own demise?


Somewhere between dreams and reality, storytelling, direct observation and experimentation, the documentary film greets experimental cinema with open arms. New experiences are born from this union.

Special Screenings

Watching the documentaries in this section is an experience beyond a personal journey of exploration. These screenings take us to the far corners of the world through the eyes of some of the world's most adventurous and worldly documentary filmmakers.

Rahdi Taylor

New funding for documentaries about Social Entrepreneurship

Online discussion about the funding initiative, co-hosted by Cara Mertes, Director of Sundance Documentary Film Program, happening July 15-30 on

The Sundance Documentary Film Program, in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, will provide $1.2 million in film project grants to new feature-length independent documentary films about social entrepreneurship (including the work of specific social entrepreneurs).

Films at any stage of development, production or post-production may apply. Completed films will not be considered. The initiative anticipates funding up to 8 films in the range of $30,000-$150,000 per project. Editorial control must be retained by the filmmaker(s).

Request for Proposals OPEN NOW
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2008
Awards announced: December, 2008

Heather Olson

Hi, my name is Heather, and I am in need of some help/advice. I recently graduated from NYU, and was filming my documentary thesis on BASE jumpers (people who jump off of "B"uildings, "A"nntenae, "S"pans, and "E"arth objects such as cliffs and caves using a parachute). It's mostly illegal and very dangerous but I've been able to shoot some really great stuff. You can view bits on my youtube site (

Anyway, to cut to the chase, one of the guys that I've followed around for a year, affectionately nicknamed Maggot, was just in a motorcycle accident this past saturday that has left him paralyzed from the chest down!! That is, unless he can get funding to go to China where they will treat him with their knowledge of stem cell research ...

Doctors have given a deadline of one month before he is deemed permanently paralyzed, and the race to help fund his operation(s) and transportation is underway.

Maggot was the first BASE jumper I had the privilege to meet, and he was with me on my first skydive! Aside from documenting him, he has become a true friend and someone that I see everyone fall in love with. I would absolutely love to follow his journey through this, and I feel like this is really the story I should be following instead of just BASE jumping ... but I've run out of money! Does anyone know of any immediate doc grants or wealthy patrons of documentaries?! I would love any help! I know this is more like a pitch but I'm so frazzled right now by recent events that I just need second opinions. Thanks!!!


Carlos Gomez

Heather, if I knew of any I'd send them your way... But what an intense and crazy story. I want to know what happens! Definitely KEEP THE CAMERA ROLLING. Stem cell research might be an unexpected subject for you to dive into, but given you have a totally engaging and spectacular subject that could be something of a dead end dramatically (BASE jumping), going into Maggot's accident and WHY STEM CELL RESEARCH IN THE US IS IMPORTANT, or more precisely why he has to go all the way to China (if stem cell research is indeed the issue) and wether he makes it or not, might catapult your project to another level.

This may be hard to come to terms with, but helping him get to China shouldn't be your main or only focus. You are a filmmaker, so FILM WHATEVER HAPPENS. Either way you have an extremely powerful flesh and blood example of the real implications of bigotry and narrow minded science policy. Listen, I could go on with this for hours but you shouldn't be reading this. You should be filming Maggot and his doctors and everyone who cares about him and is trying to get him to China.

I don't know, maybe you don't want to just ditch your BASE subject. I'm sure there's a lot more to it than Maggot. But I know that if you manage to combine the two, or rather to start with one story that suddenly, brutally turns into another, it will not only be a faithful record of your experience as a filmmaker, but it will also be a much more powerful film. One that more people will care about and one you'll get more funding for, short or long term. Try stem-cell advocacy groups, they might have ideas.

A quick search brought these up:

And there's a handful of docs on the subject that could probably point you in the right direction.

Maybe if you can convince one of these groups of how powerful an advocacy tool your film would be if you could show how stem cell research did indeed save this person from paralysis, and that he had to go all the way to China to get it, they might help you find the money for the trip.

Christopher Wong

i don't normally advocate people to take out loans on their credit cards, but if that's what you need to do in order to fly to China and accompany your subject, then that's what you need to do. if your gut is telling you that this is one of the key parts to your story, you can't miss it.

it's nice to approach foundations and organizations, but there's absolutely NO way that they are going to give you the money you need that quickly – especially not to a recent film-school grad who doesn't have any prominent broadcast credits. so don't waste your time with foundations at this crucial juncture.

the only other option is some wealthy individuals who are either part of the BASE jumping community, or connected to the stem cell advocacy cause. and then there's always your family and relatives... ;)

Carlos Gomez

Listen to Chris, he knows what he's talking about.

And re-reading your post I realize you didn't need my silly pep-talk. You had already figured all that out. Good luck!

Robert Goodman

The request is to fund this person's treatment not figure out how to pay for an $800 ticket to china.

As much as you care about this person, the "China" solution is a scam.
If there were a way to regenerate spinal cord breaks using stem cells, Teddy Pendergass, the late Christopher Reeve, and many other high profile people who have these injuries would be lining up and it would be major news in the medical journals. That is not true.

A decade ago people in my local film community received a similar request for an A.C. who had lost his sight in an explosion to go to Switzerland for an experimental surgery to replace his eyeballs with cameras wired into his brain.

There are unscrupulous doctors around the globe who will do anything to experiment on your body. I understand because I've been there and considered some wild things – thankfully I wasn't facing life as a quadriplegic.

Nicholas Bruckman

Robert: Sadly, I think that your right, though that could make the story even more interesting.

I would say Heather that a twist like this is the kind of thing that could make a doc leap out from the competition. Consider the excellent "Favela Rising", which went to every festival in the world, HBO, academy shortlist, etc....if that hadn't ended with the main character having a spinal cord injury (which, like your case, had nothing to do with the plot of the film) and valiantly overcoming it, it simply would not have been Favela Rising.

No two cases are the same though...

Christopher Wong

robert, if you read her post, you'll see that it's slightly ambiguous as to what heather is asking money for. but certainly, one of the things she needs is production money. of course, you are correct about the scam nature of all the alternative healthcare remedies in China (and elsewhere).

i agree with nicholas that FAVELA RISING was definitely aided by the lead character's paralysis (and resultant recovery). that, however, is unlikely to be an option in this case. still, documenting this struggle to get one's physical abilities back is going to be compelling on many levels.

Heather Olson

thank you guys for commenting ... it's definitely brought me back down to reality and everything that you've said has made me think more about what i need to do!!

Charlie Phillips

Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket is now open for Project Submissions!

Doc /Fest presents the UK's biggest international documentary marketplace and its unique pitching initiative: MeetMarket where, in pre-scheduled match-made one-on-one meetings, documentary makers pitch their newest and most unique projects to dozens of UK and international buyers, Executive Producers, commissioning editors and distributors. MeetMarket provides high quality, original ideas with the possibility to be fast-tracked from development to production, in a supportive and dynamic setting. The projected worth of sales in negotiation sparked at MeetMarket 2007 adds up to £4,321,980, and rising. MeetMarket is a unique and exciting way to pitch and discuss the projects you're most passionate about with the documentary decision-makers who matter

Online project submissions are now open. Projects can be any stage of development and applicants can be from any geographic location and background. Interactive and cross-platform projects are also very welcome. To see the full list of confirmed buyers, see <> . For more information on applying, email or visit <>

"MeetMarket surprised me: I had an extraordinarily creative response to my film from 23 intelligent men and women who care passionately about documentaries. They reflected my story back to me and I came out richer – not just financially, although I have already been offered money to complete my film, but in terms of valuing my project." – MeetMarket participant 2007

Doug Block

One posting is enough, Charlie. We love Sheffield so we'll keep them all up, but next time any multiple postings from you will be deleted.

Emily Meyers

Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Associate Producer/Assistant Editor ASAP. Culver City, Los angeles

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that the power of media can raise awareness to create positive change. Currently we are working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational DVD series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery produced in partnership with UCLA.

Find out more at and


Candidate must have significant production and assistant editing experience (in Final Cut Pro, After Effects a plus), strong handle on technology, excellent communication skills, and capability to handle demanding workload.

Pay: Compensation range is $700-800/wk depending on experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter to
Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Dates: Start immediately, through the end of December.

Please email resumes and cover letters to: Please specify in the subject line that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Media Group Assistant Job.

We hope to hear from you!

Jonathan Skurnik

Hi Everyone,

I've been on D-Word for a while but this is my first post. I'm teaching two classes in LA this summer and would appreciate it if you would spread the word to your LA friends.

LA-Based award winning documentary filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik is teaching two classes this summer, one on Documentary Fundraising and the other on the Craft of the Documentary. Both classes begin on Saturday, August 2nd. There's a 10% discount for all D-Word members.

To learn more about the classes or sign up, please email or go to:

Documentary Proposal Writing and Fundraising: This class is designed to help you create an effective proposal package that will enable you to raise money for your documentary. The class will take you step by step through the proposal process, beginning with clearly defining your story, writing a treatment, creating a budget, designing an innovative distribution strategy and developing your ability to pitch your film with confidence. The class will be limited to six students so each participant will have ample time to workshop their materials in the context of a nurturing and supportive community of their peers. The class meets for three hours on a weekend day for five consecutive weeks. Cost of the class: $395

The Craft of the Documentary Film: Each week we will learn about and discuss a key element of the filmmaking craft—such as conducting interviews, developing characters, and documentary cinematography—and look at clips from classic and recent documentaries to illustrate the brilliant ways that other filmmakers have accomplished their goals. Each class will culminate with an assignment to make a short video utilizing the tools we have discussed. We will then spend the first hour of the following class sharing and discussing our assignment videos. You will finish the course with a body of work, a new–found confidence and pride in your filmmaking skills, and a group of peers upon whom you can rely to help you make your next film. The class meets for three hours on a weekend day for six consecutive weeks. Access to your own video camera required. Cost of the class: $495

What students are saying about the Proposal & Fundraising Class:
"Story, story, story! Jonathan helps you pinpoint your story because without a story you don't have a film. His proposal writing and fundraising class is one of the best I've ever taken." –Joyce G.

“This intimate, hands-on and nurturing class gave me the needed push to tackle the daunting task of funding documentary films. Thanks, J!” –Sheila H.

“Jonathan helped pull me out of the morass of details to get me focused on what to say and how to say it. A safe place to exchange and improve ideas.” –Daniel K.

“For a first time filmmaker, Jonathan’s class is an invaluable way to jump start inspiration and bring much-needed focus to the process.” –Dennis L.

What students are saying about the Craft of the Documentary Class:
“Thank you for opening my creative world beyond my expectations. Your class challenged me and helped make my vision even stronger. Thank you for believing in me and guiding me through this process. You have made a great and positive difference to my life.” –Alissa H.

“I so admire your extensive knowledge of filmmaking and the sensitivity and understanding you afforded to each person who attended your class. Everyone came away from your workshop with fresh ideas for staying focused and organized during the production process, as well as a renewed belief in themselves as documentary producers.” –Melissa C.

“It gave me a sense of security that I could do a more complicated documentary and that I wouldn’t get lost in the process.” –Leah S.

“You did an excellent job introducing the nuances and complexities of storytelling and explained the concepts in a fun and friendly manner.” –Thomas B.

“The class exceeded my expectations because it was intense, it had abundant information, and the class dynamic was wonderful.” –Nora L.

Guy Mossman

this is my second posting on D-word. my first was accidentally made to the industry topic page.

If you know of anyone looking for production space in NY, please let me know. A friend has an amazing space in Tribeca and it's uniquely inexpensive for Manhattan yet vaulted and spacious. Excellent pressed tin ceilings. oh my. a documentarian's paradise.

Adam Hyman


I'm trying to contact Sabine Krayenbuhl, editor of Mad Hot Ballroom & My Architect, to see whether she might be available for a job. If anyone has contact info for her, please email me at

Jason Perdue

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2009 festival. More than a few D-word members have sent their films for consideration in our great festival. Sebastopol is a small town one hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. It's a small town that loves documentaries as evidenced by the selling out of three screens over four days last year.

Our Early Deadline is closing soon, July 31, so don't delay. You can submit through Without a Box or through our website

There are later submission dates if you can't make it by that date.

Email me, Jason Perdue, Programming Director, at with any questions.

Bonnie Friel

Call for Short Doc Entries- August 15th

Hi everyone, just a reminder that the deadline for the First Person Impressions Competition is approaching. We're seeking short films (under 5 minutes) that tell true stories of any kind. Details are at


Dempsey Rice

I am looking for someone to record some audio for me in Fort Collins, CO. I hope this will happen next week – it would mean meeting up with an author and recording her reading a few lines from her upcoming book. This can be a sound person, producer/filmmaker or a camera person with access to audio equpment. Can be recorded to mini-disk or to DV CAM (or mini DV) tape. Please no recording to DAT as I do not have a DAT machine.... Bad News: there isn't a very big budget for this job. Good news: this should take about an hour of your time. You might not make your day rate, but if you've got time available it's a bit of money for a small amount of work!

If you know someone in the Fort Collins/Denver area please have them email me or please email me directly if you are in that area and intersted:

Thanks, Dempsey

Joan Sekler

I am a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and I am organizing a collective of documentary filmmakers, videographers and FCP editors to come to Denver from August 24-28 and to St. Paul from Sept. 1-4 and produce cinema verite documentaries of all the protests, actions, person-in-the-street interviews taking place during the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. This is an opportunity for Americans across the country to see that: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE".
Please contact me asap if you are interested.
Joan Sekler cell: 310 968-6566

Brian Samuels

The Midnight Hour- A New Documentary Web Series

Midnight Hour is a foray into a world that comes to life when the rest of us are asleep. Fast paced, young, light-hearted and fun, each episode will be dedicated to a different city, take us into someone else's nighttime world and let us experience the midnight hour for ourselves.

Watch four short segments here:

Sean Flynn

I'll check it out, Brian. Nice to see another Bostonian on here.

Emily Meyers



Meaningful Media and Eyes of the World Media Group are accepting interns!

Company Information:

Meaningful Media is a nonprofit network providing resources to inspire and empower those committed to changing our world through media. Find out more at

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. We are currently working on METH INSIDE OUT, an innovative educational video series on methamphetamine addiction and recovery (produced in partnership with UCLA). Find out more at

Internship Description:

Interns will have the opportunity to work with both Meaningful Media and Eyes of the World. We have a small team and interns get to work hands-on with the company leadership and get involved in substantive projects. We are looking for interns to assist with research, production, event planning, and administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match your interests, and reward your hard work through our Intern Incentive Program. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, secure a good recommendation AND make the world a better place!

Internship Requirements:

We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for socially conscious media. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events around town.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Nicholas Bruckman

Reposting from Members-Only Classifieds.

If any one shoots film, I have a transferable $500 gift certificate to KODAK good for any kind of film stock. Will sell for best offer, reach me at n[at] Thanks!

Felix Endara

DocuClub in August: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to:

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, August 20, at 7 p.m., at Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort), in New York City’s West Village. Our moderator will be Melissa Fowler, Founder and Director of the Reel Venus Film Festival.

Please join us as we screen "Good Fortune" by Landon Van Soest. The documentary explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they are aimed at benefiting. The film presents portraits of three individuals targeted by multi-million dollar aid projects, who say the projects are threatening to destroy their homes and livelihoods. Contrasted with well-intentioned humanitarians working against the odds to stimulate positive change, "Good Fortune" presents a unique perspective on the struggle to overcome world poverty.

Landon Van Soest is director/producer of "Good Fortune." His previous film, "Walking the Line," is an award-winning feature documentary about “vigilantes on the U.S.-Mexico border” that has been lauded for advocating human rights. In 2005, he founded Transient Pictures with partner Jeremy Levine. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and received the award for Socially Conscious Documentary at the 2007 IFP Market.

Producer/editor Jeremy Levine co-directed and produced "Walking The Line" with Van Soest, and recently worked as an editor on "Everything’s Cool" by Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold. His work has screened in dozens of film festivals around the world and broadcast nationally in six countries. Levine is currently developing the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a non-profit organization that provides support to independent filmmakers in New York City.

Van Soest and Levine recently returned from work-shopping "Good Fortune" at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Composing and Story Labs. In addition, "Good Fortune" is a fiscally-sponsored project of Arts Engine.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to:

Admission is free to current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

Christopher Wong

just saw the rough cut for GOOD FORTUNE at the Sundance Labs – it was absolutely incredible. definitely worth seeing, either as a work-in-progress or whenever it's finished...

Andrew Iden

Greetings all!
I'm involved with a 501c3 based in Virginia that generates school supplies and teacher funds for two orphanages in Liberia. It's a small organization, and has done some amazing work. After 5 years, the organizations board of directors are making the 14 hour trip to Liberia in January to finally get on the ground, assess the needs of the children and the orphanages, and come back to the states with some clearer ideas on how to improve the conditions for the children.

We're hoping to document the trip, and upon departure from Liberia, leave the video camera with the orphanage for educational purposes, and teach the children some of the basics of video production, etc. I know most of the folks here are incredibly resourceful, and I thought I'd let everyone know what we're doing! If you're interested in helping out, or have some advice or any kind of direction you could point me in, you can contact me offline! In the meantime, feel free to check out the website of this great group!

Felix Endara

Yeah, the rough cut of GOOD FORTUNE I saw is the same one you saw at the Sundance Labs, Christopher. For next week's screening at DocuClub, we are showing a cut that is shorter than what you saw, but that incorporates some of the feedback from the labs. Feel free to check our "Talk Back" ( section after the screening, for a recap of the screening/post screening feedback session.

Nicholas Bruckman

I'm planning to come to Docuclub, Jeremy and Landon are great guys, and this will be my first chance to see their rough cut.

Amelia Hanibelsz

Hi Everyone – I am currently researching/ casting / producing four documentaries for WE Entertainment. If any one has any ideas or knows people who could be related to these four topics – please let me know.

1:Mothers of Murders – mothers who are dealing with their children in prison or about to go to prison
2: Extreme Diets – i.e someone who is about to start an extreme diet
3 Shopping Addicts- someone who has recovered or is an addict
4: Women in Cults – in or out of a cult

Any experts for the above . I have set up an email address –

But if you have any questions just let me know. My personal email is

Many thanks,

Director of Development
Pangolin Pictures

Mercy Murugi

In reply to Robert Richter's post on Fri 29 Feb 2008 :

Sorry, juts seen your post. Apart from the 3 months (Jan – March) post election violence, which rocked some parts of the country, everything is pretty much back to normal. So normal that Roger Moore and Dean Cain just landed into the country. Sending a former JaMes bond and a former Superman....

Jason Rosette

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Hima B.

$550 SUBLET from August 20 till Sept. 6, 2008 (18 days)

SUBLET a fully furnished, sunny One Bedroom Apt in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC. Subletor should be clean, considerate, financially responsible, no drama. May consider couples. $350 Security Deposit (refunded upon moving out). Ideal for a filmmaker who wants a quiet place to work from or crash at in Brooklyn. Desk set up good for someone who needs space to edit (equipment not provided, but there's plenty of space if you want to bring your gear).

• 3 floor walk-up
• Cable modem internet (you provide your computer)
• located in Prospect Heights
• Vegetarian kitchen ONLY (no cooking meat)
• No pets
• Cigarette-Free Home

SUBWAYS: both stations are only 1-4 blocks away!
S shuttle (Park Place station) connects to the 2, 3, 4, 5, & C
2, 3, 4, 5 (Franklin Ave.) 30 minutes to 14th St. in NYC

Laundry; Cafés; major grocery store; pharmacy; dry cleaning; bars; restaurants within 10 to 15 minute walking distance: FoodCoop; Prospect Park; Brooklyn Public Central Library; Botanical Gardens; Brooklyn Museum of Art;

CONTACT: Hima 917-916-6094

Jon Reiss

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss ( is seeking editing interns for his latest documentary project “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world.

While the position is unpaid, and there will be some assistant tasks, chosen intern will be cutting trailers, webisodes and potentially sections of the next documentary. You will be working one on one with the director Jon Reiss.

Editor should be self-motivated, complete work in a timely manner and be proficient with Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, and/or a foreign language are a plus.

Positions begin at the start of September. We are looking for a commitment of 10-15hrs a week. Location is in West Los Angeles.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please visit before you send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.
2. Your resume.
3. Your schedule of availability


Jon Reiss

Directors Assistant/Distribution Assistant

Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss ( seeking a director’s assistant and DIY distribution assistant for his critically acclaimed film “Bomb It” about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world (

10-20 hours a week. Position starts in the beginning of September. Pay depends on experience and would not be more than 10 hours a week at first. Unpaid internships are also available. Location is in West Los Angeles.

Ideal candidate is personable, self-motivated, resourceful, with good phone and sales skills, has a numbers sense, interested in independent film, viral marketing, social networking and DIY distribution. Good computer, web and research skills are a must.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please send:

1. Short cover letter indicating why this position seems right for you.
2. Your resume.
3. Your schedule of availability


Christopher Wong

hey jon,
welcome to the D-Word! But you only need to post once (not five times!) because all of the members read all of the different sections. multiple posts of the same message is a no-no...

Doug Block

Actually, Jon, the one place you can double post is the Members and Public Classifieds. But nowhere else, please.

Amy King

Outreach Coordinator for Environmental Film – Based in DC, NY or LA
Seeking an outgoing part-time outreach coordinator for environmental film outreach team. Primary project will be grassroots film promotion leading up to the world premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival in late September. Work with DC-based actress/ executive producer and outreach producers in DC and New York to support outreach and festival screening efforts.

Duties include:

• Take part in grassroots outreach campaign – email promotion, Website and blog postings and other grassroots promotion
• Develop and manage film’s Facebook page
• Assist executive producer with administrative duties
• Process email newsletter subscriptions
• Update Web site content
• Field film screening and distribution inquiries
• DVD and outreach mailings as requested

Would work remotely – need your own laptop. Flexible hours – approximately 15-20 hours per week.. Excellent opportunity to learn more about the film business, network and build relationships.

Skills Required:
• Bachelors degree; film or environmental degree preferred
• Familiarity with film business
• Marketing and outreach experience preferred
• Interest in environmental movement
• Excellent business writing skills and organizational skills
• Outgoing personality, ability to handle rapidly shifting priorities
• Adept at MS word and excel. Familiarity with Web publishing software and/or Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign) a plus.

Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample to attn: Amy.

Dean Hamer


A creative and experienced editor is sought for OUT IN THE SILENCE, a one hour social issue documentary for public broadcast. A trailer, treatment, and artistic statement are available on the website: . Funding is available and salary will be based on experience.

Previous documentary feature experience
Cutting in FCP
Able to work in Washington DC
Start date: ASAP, but flexible about schedule

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS: The announcement of the filmmaker’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and leads to an exhilarating journey through love, hate and understanding in rural America. The aim of this personal documentary is to expand public awareness about the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in small town America and promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground and lead to fairness and equality for all.

DIRECTORS: Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer formed to make documentary films that focus on controversial and often ignored social and human rights issues. They have produced and directed over a dozen pieces for television and won numerous awards including winner of the PBS Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival and winner of the Videomaker National Documentary Challenge.

PROJECT STATUS: Principle shooting is complete and over 200 hours of footage has been logged. qWaves is partnering with WPSU-TV Penn State Broadcasting and the Pennsylvania Public Television Network to the complete the program and present it for broadcast and distribution.


Robin Hessman

Seeking experienced verite cinematographer for a half-day shoot in Moscow, Russia. September 1st, 2008.

Please contact ASAP:


Anthony Giacchino


Hello all – I'm looking to IMMEDIATELY hire a post-production associate producer in NYC to help me finish up a project with a fast-approaching deadline. Telling 8 different stories about how sex has had a major impact on the shaping of American history: from the Revolution to today. If the subject matter arouses your intellect . . . please shoot me an email and resume and I'll respond with all the lurid details.

Thanks – Anthony

Angela Alston

Hi everyone--

Could you please forward this to anyone you think might be interested?

We can offer college credit.



Internship in Outreach for New Environmental Documentary

The Subject
You already know about climate change. But did you know climate change affects the ocean? Some of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is dissolving into seawater. It's changing the pH, making seawater more acidic; some say "corrosive." This water actually dissolves the shells of certain shellfish—clams and oysters, for example, as well as tiny plankton—and coral reefs. The effects are working their way up the food chain. Imagine a world without fish: it's a distinct possibility.

A Sea Change is the first documentary about this effect, known as ocean acidification. The film combines hard scientific information-—we interview internationally known scientists—with the personal story of a family of fishermen. With Sven Huseby, retired educator and concerned grandparent, we travel from Norway to Northwestern America, learning about the scientific, economic, and cultural implications of ocean acidification. Target completion date: December 2008.

This is the third film by director Barbara Ettinger of Niijii Films. Her work has screened at Sundance and been broadcast on PBS.

Internship Details
The focus would be web-based: researching ocean acidification, contributing to our blog, driving traffic to and creating content in our various social networks. You'd need access to a computer of your own and work mostly virtually, with face meetings bi-weekly: our key crew members are based in Brooklyn, Germantown, and Philadelphia.

The possibility for non-virtual activities will emerge, as we develop partnerships with local organizations in connection with a number of 2009 events.

This internship is for you if you like to do research, to write, are interested in environmental issues and filmmaking, especially distribution, and are comfortable in the web 2.0 world and able to work independently.

Check out our website to learn more about the doc:

This is a volunteer position, open to current students and anyone interested in working with us.

If this sounds appealing or you'd like more information, please contact angela*at*aseachange dot net.

Karen Bernstein

Hey, everyone. In light of the resurgence of kidnapping and crime in Mexico, I wanted to call your attention to a documentary I produced. It's available on DVD so if you know anyone who might be compelled to buy, please pass the link along. Thanks!

Michael J. McNulty

Need an Associate Producer in Northern Colorado...paid position...
We're making an amazing Doc!
Looking for a person that is detail oriented and can handel several different tasks at the same time... Pre production planing, production details, and post production crazyness – and still keep it all together. You'll be the Producers 'Right-hand guy or gal."
The project will require about a year in production with a marketing period of about an addtional year. Consistancy is GOOD. I'm looking for good computer skills, organizational skills and the ability to do on line research. A Doc-film background is very helpful.
Please contact Mike McNulty at COPS Productions in Loveland, Co. Please send resumes and contact info to: or you can call with questions between 9AM and 5 PM , Tuesday through Friday, Mountain time at(970 461-4830) Will be starting production in 30 to 45 days.

Joe Moulins
Pro might have more luck making a sale if you call them something else.

At least they're new.

Aaron Soffin

I've never heard them called anything else more elegant that actually makes sense, but I'm open to suggestions...

I'll try them out if you want to know they work... ;)

Felix Endara

Film Screening of "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.")

Please join us at a screening of the powerful film "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A."), presented in partnership between Arts Engine and the North Star Fund, on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

Directed by Almudena Carracedo and produced by Carracedo and Robert Bahar, the Emmy-nominated documentary depicts María, Lupe and Maura, three Latina immigrants struggling to survive in Los Angeles sweatshops. One day, determined to win basic labor protections, they embark on a three-year odyssey that will transform their lives forever. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.") is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

After the screening, the filmmakers will talk about the innovative fundraising and outreach strategies they employed to make their gripping film.

What: Film screening of "Made in L.A." ("Hecho en L.A.") (2007, 70 minutes, in Spanish and English with bilingual subtitles) and Q&A with filmmakers
When: Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Where: North Star Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th streets), 22nd floor,
New York

The screening is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to:

For more information about the film, please go to:

Julianna Brannum

I'm looking for a PRODUCTION ASSISTANT in Washington DC area to help with driving, errands, and lugging equipment for NEXT WEEK – September 8-11th. Must know how to get around DC.

Erica Ginsberg

Julianna, e-mail me (cinecitizen AT gmail) a little more about the PA job and I can post to the WIFV-DC listserv. Key items to include are what the project is about, whether the person needs their own car, where in DC you are shooting, what you are paying, and who they should contact.

Lisandra I. Rivera

Hello, I am looking for a sound person in El Salvador with own equipment for a 3 day shoot ASAP (10 of September...)! Any recommendations?

Bryan Theis

Our Los Angeles-based documentary feature has recently acquired funding and now seeks a full-time producer. The ideal candidate will be able to begin work immediately. Interest in environmental and political issues is a plus, although this is a very personal story as well.

Of course, details of the project will be discussed with those who have a serious interest in participating. Thank you for understanding.

Please forward a letter of interest and a resume to, preferably in .pdf format.

All responses are welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bryan Theis

Aaron Soffin

I think A. This is the description off of the receipt, and I assume that A after the number is the frequency block. Sennheiser SEEW100ENG2A Evolution G2 100 Series – Wireless Microphone Combo

Which block are you looking for?

Melissa Hibbard

I'm looking for a experienced crew for a 9/10 day shoot in NY around Oct 15th.
Positions available are:
One Soundman
Two lighting grips
One assistant to the grip
One booman
One make up artist
One hairdresser
One steady cam operator
One assistant to the steady cam
couple of PAs

Send me an email at


Maria Campaña Ramia

The call for submissions is now open for the eight edition of
Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival
(EDOC). EDOC is a celebration of exciting and inventive documentary
films from around the world. It takes place since 2002 in Quito and
Guayaquil and, occasionally, in Cuenca and Manta. Next year's edition
will run from the 7th to the 24th of May, 2009. EDOC annually screens
around 70 films that are representative of contemporary documentary
film production as well as classic films and retrospectives. Some of
the past guests who have come to EDOC are the legendary Albert Maysles
(US); Patricio Guzmán (Chile), one of the most representative
documentary filmmakers in Latin America; Carles Bosch (Spain), Oscar
nominee; Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (Argentina) among others.
We are now calling for submissions. Visit our website and join our
Facebook group for more information on the festival, our submission
process, entry regulations, news and special events.
Deadline: February, 2nd.

Encuentros del Otro Cine
Corporación Cinememoria
Veintimilla E8-125
Quito, Ecuador

Jesse Zook Mann

Need camera op for a few days this and next month for a reality show in SF. Anyone have any sf shooters? Email me!

Saralena Weinfield

Vacancy: Post-Production Intern
Employer: Ripple Effect, Inc
Location: Brooklyn [view map]
Duration: Three to six months, starts Right Away
Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

We are looking for an intern to begin next week on a feature-length documentary.

The internship will be varied and will combine post-production (editing assistance, logging, scanning, etc.), fundraising, and marketing duties. It's a perfect internship for aspiring producer or documentary filmmaker who want to have a well-rounded knowledge of the field.

All applicants must be computer savvy, proficient with Final Cut Pro, and organized. Students welcome. We don't require a ton of experience. Most important is enthusiasm, a good attitude and hard work.

Availability must be at least three days or evenings a week. You can send us a resume but a good cover letter is much more important.

Apply to: Ana Joanes
917 584 5552

sabrina rubin

Looking for a videographer/sound with own HD equipment in the DC area available off and on this fall.
Also looking for an organized production manager who knows the area well, re: permit process, studios, etc...

Anyone? If you know someone or are that someone just send me an email (no attachments).

Sabrina Rubin
sabrina (dot) rubin (at) usa (dot) net

Shannon Coulter

Great workshop in San Francisco this weekend....

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What: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers
More info:
Where: Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee Street, San Francisco
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008. 9:30am – 5:30pm
Discount code: INDEPENDENT for $20 off registration fee
Networking cocktail hour to follow!

Beginning and experienced documentary filmmakers alike often have questions and misconceptions about the impact of copyright and other laws on their projects. In this highly practical one-day seminar, well known entertainment attorney Karen Shatzkin of Shatzkin & Mayer Law empowers filmmakers in the relevant areas of law including issues of fair use, copyright, trademark, defamation, and much more. Karen is a seasoned attorney with an accomplished clientele including D.A. Pennebaker and Robb Moss.

Laure Parsons

Zeitgeist Films will be releasing two great documentaries on DVD this fall. The first, coming out October 28, BILLY THE KID, is the first feature from director Jennifer Venditti and is a wonderful film about a fifteen-year-old kid in a small town in Maine who is both different and wonderfully unique. Info can be found here:

The other, which comes out November 18, is UP THE YANGTZE, a film by Yung Chang that has been a great sleeper box office hit this summer, about people who are affected by the huge public project of China's Three Gorges Dam, and the tourist boats that travel the Yanqtze River. Gorgeously shot and engaging, this is a great cinematic doc. More info is here:

Both are available direct through or through Amazon, Netflix, or your favourite store.


Doug Block

Laure, haven't seen you around Indie Film Week. Are you actually attending? If you'll be there tomorrow (Thurs) and have a moment, ring or text me on my cell: 917-747-9095