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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!

Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.

As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)

Doug Block

Virendra, you may also want to email Jonathan directly, since he posted over a month ago and there's no telling how often people check in here. You can get it by clicking on his profile.

Andrew Zinnes

The Documentary Filmmakers Course is coming back to The East Bay Media Center in Berkeley, CA November 14-15, 2009. Get great tips and advice on how to get your documentary film project from idea to the screen from documentary producer, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes.

Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales and distribution. Receive 25% off all sections by registering before November 9th, 2009 with the coupon code DOCDISCOUNT. Please pass this listing on to whomever you think may find it useful.

Go to or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register fro the seminar. For website signups please select from entries marked "Berkeley."

Tristan Dyer

I came across this today. Thought it may be of interest to any fellow Veteran/Filmmakers out there. See hidden section. Please note that I am not an agent of this org., I am just passing along something that I found to be a potentially good opportunity.


Operation In Their Boots is a one-of-a-kind Filmmaking
Fellowship sponsored by Brave New Foundation where five OIF and OEF veterans,
reservists, national guardsmen and women, and currently enlisted service
members* will be selected to direct their own, fully funded documentaries. Participants in this program will be
selected from a 2-stage, online application process that includes the applicants
pitch or proposal for a documentary that will capture their unique perspective
of how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted their lives, and the
lives of their families, loved ones and their communities.

participants will be paid a stipend of $7,500 and Brave New Foundation will
designate a budget that will cover the selected project´s production

Too be among the first applicants please attend and apply at the Brave New Foundation
informational presentation:

In Their Boots Launch

9, 10:00 am

Presented by Executive
Producer, Richard Ray Perez

Brave New Foundation

10510 Culver Blvd. Culver
City, Ca. 90232

Please contact if you plan on attending or have any quetions.

The only thematic requirement the documentary projects applicants propose is that
they must tell stories about the impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are
having on people here in the United States, and they must done from a
non-partisan, non-ideological perspective. The applicants proposed projects may be autobiographical
documentaries, intimate family stories, or documentary projects that focus on
issues related to how the conflicts have impacted our nation.

enlisted servicemembers an other potential participants must get their
commanding officers prior approval to participate in this program).


· Prospective participants MUST BE IRAQ and/or AFGHANISTAN WAR

· Prior filmmaking experience is
preferred, but not required. Applicants who can demonstrate strong storytelling
skills and the proven ability to complete and deliver projects similar in scale
to a 15-minute documentary will be considered.

· Participants must commit to attend
a 3-day "Documentary Filmmakers Bootcamp" in Los Angeles March 12 – 14,
2010. (Travel
expenses for those who need it will be paid by Brave New Foundation)

· Participants
must deliver a documentary of approximately 15-minutes by a deadline to be
established by Brave New Foundation.

· Must
collaborate with the In Their Boots Productions staff on the execution of
production decisions and on establishing and maintain the thematic and creative
direction of their project.

· Participants
must agree to a "Producer Agreement" to participate in the program, and must
agree to participate in all press-related events and campaigns.

Selected applicants will be notified by, or around January 1, 2010 and will have
approximately two weeks to accept or deny participation in the program.

In Their Boots will fund the participants´
projects. Participants
will work with the ITB production staff to develop the stories they
produce. The editing of all
projects will take place at the ITB production offices in Los Angeles by ITB
editors. The ITB production staff
retains the right to make all final editorial and content decisions. The final projects will remain the
property of Brave New Foundation.

Operation In Their Boots is funded by a generous grant from the
Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF), a private fund administered by
The California Community Foundation.

Lisa Liu

Hello D-Word friends,

Have you ever make a film in China or India? Was it difficult getting permission to film in those countries? Can you please let me know how long did take you to get a permit. Thanks.

Doug Block

Lisa, D-Word member Tom Lennon works in China frequently – he won an Oscar for best documentary short two years ago (for The Blood of Yingzhou District). I'm sure he'd be fine about your contacting him:

And when you get the chance, feel free to register for full D-Word membership , which will give you access to all the discussion topics.

Lisa Liu

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for your help. I'll email Tom Lennon.

Stefan Immler

Needed someone to design and setup a web site for my upcoming doc (domain and hosting already in place). Smallish budget, but if you can help, please drop me a line: giganova @


Lisa Liu
Stefan, I'm not a web designer, but I can give you some suggestions.
Erica Ginsberg

Docs In Progress' popular work-in-progress screening series returns to Washington DC this Friday, November 6. Please come join us and bring your critical thinking skills (and any friends who have them).


Battle for the Big Easy by John Patrick King and Ed Stephenson
Five people from different parts of New Orleans strive to keep alive the city's distinctive Mardi Gras culture after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Are they saving a culture or is the culture saving them?

Friday, November 6, 2009
7:00-9:30 pm

George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC

Special thanks to the Documentary Center at the George Washington University for sponsoring this screening.

$5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door.

More info: