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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)

Thomas Lennon

Do you know MANDARIN? I am looking for an assistant editor or junior editor who reads and understands Mandarin and is comfortable with Final Cut Pro. Paid assignment, full or part-time.

please write to

Thomas Lennon
Chang Ai Media Project

John Burgan

Thomas – presume this is in NYC – as we mention above, always helps to spell out the location.

Jonathan Vogel


Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival invites independent filmmakers to submit their new films. The festival takes place in Spring 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

What we're looking for...
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. From dramatic films to hard-hitting documentaries, comedic shorts, animation or experimental films, we invite independent filmmakers to send us their work for consideration. All genres, styles, lengths and both film and video entries welcome! Cash awards for winning entries.

Connecting with the audience...
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 film with real impact, this is the place to show it.

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
Regular DEADLINE: November 23, 2011
Late DEADLINE: December 5, 2011

Entry form and more info at:

Submit your entry at:

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or

Kathy Barbini

Looking for an assistant proficient at doing the footwork to get our film and info on all online sites like Distrify, and general internet marketing.

Laura Perlman

A belated thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes and thanks for the info about the Betty Carter doc.
If you are looking for a composer feel free to contact me.
Best to all,

Nick Ravich

Looking for professional audio (for video production) workshop/classes in the New York area. Ideal would be something slanted towards documentary field recording, esp for HDSLR workflow, for someone with basic audio operating experience. So not for a total novice, but someone who learned on the job and so doesn't have a very good handle on the fundamental whats/whys/hows.
I know about DCTV in Chinatown. Any other suggestions would be great.
Thanks, Nick.

John Burgan

Folks new to The D-Word – you don't need to sign your name at the bottom of your posts – it's there already as part of your profile.

Doug Block

Very exciting news indeed, Corinne, and much congrats. But next time you should post something like this in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic. Just to show we have no hard feelings, and to celebrate your success, free drinks for you today in the Bar & Grill.

Roberto S. Oregel

Good Morning :
Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to ask you for a huge favor...I've entered my doc, Eloy Take Two into a festival...It needs votes to be screened...Can you be most kind to share the link and paragraph below with your fbook friends and Help get this film screened........Thank you so much!! rso

Here's the Paragraph and link...Please share both Gracias!:
(feel free to change the paragraph if you like or leave as is)

My Friend's documentary, ELOY TAKE TWO, featuring Chicano artist, ELOY TORREZ and CHEECH MARIN has been entered into the ArcLight film festival. The film who's Trailer receives the most "likes" on the YouTube link will be accepted into the festival. Please take a moment to visit the link and click "Like" on the YOUTUBE page. Vote for Eloy Take Two!! Thank you!!

Sara Nodjoumi

Partner Pictures is looking for a few people good people to join forces with. We are about to complete a Middle-Eastern-themed film directed by an award-winning filmmaker, assembled by an editor whose previous films have received an Academy Award and multiple other honors, and executive produced by a co-producer whose films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple other honors. Although the film was produced on a shoe-string budget, it was finished by one of Europe's premier post-production facilities with a distinctly high-end color correction and superb sound-design.

The ideal candidates are extremely talented and hard working, dedicated and understands this pro bono work as a unique opportunity to branch or expand into the world of high-quality independent film.

Please apply only if you are extremely professional, hard-working and can demonstrate your track record via online portfolio.

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

Apply to: Sara Nodjoumi snodjoumi21 (at) gmail (dot) com

Here are the positions we're looking to fill:

TRAILER EDITOR: Ideal candidate can create an emotional and extremely engaging reel for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere.

GRANT RESEARCHER/FUNDRAISER: The ideal candidate is extremely good at researching grant opportunities for a film that touches upon human rights, current affairs, sports, politics, religion, travel, feminism and other elements.

OUTREACH/SOCIAL NETWORKING COORDINATOR: The ideal candidate is extremely good at building and nurturing the widest possible audience for this film, draw traffic to the film's website, and create maximum visibility for the film through social media and other avenues.

WEB DESIGNER: We are looking for an outstanding web designer to produce a visually unique, efficient and easy-to-update website for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere at a major international film festival.

Michael B. McGee

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. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. 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,

Felix Endara

DocuClub in November!

Our November DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of Brasslands by the Meerkat Media Collective. Once a year, a tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as half a million fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition. On the 50th anniversary of the festival, an unlikely American brass band undertakes a journey to the source of their inspiration, barely a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. The citizens of Guča prepare for the oncoming hordes with a mix of national pride and nervous energy. The older generation has lived through world war, socialist rule, national fragmentation, and ethnic cleansing – all of which has given way to a festival at the center of a evolving national identity. Middle-aged business owners hope to capitalize on a growing festival and huge influx of cash. The youngest watch the best trumpeters in the world play their country’s traditional music; some yearn to play on that stage, while others throw on their headphones to pump Metallica and Lady Gaga. Brasslands explores the moment when cultural appropriation confronts its origin – in this war-scarred landscape, disparate societies find common ground in a joyous, deeply transcendent music that leaves no ear unaffected. For more info about the film, and to preview a trailer, go to:

Meerkat Media Collective is a self-organized community of media makers committed to creating innovative and thought-provoking films through shared authorship. Since 2005, they have produced and distributed over twenty short films and two features. Their first feature documentary, Stages (2010), won Best Documentary and Audience Award at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. Work of the production team of more than fifteen meerkats behind Brasslands has been broadcast on PBS, HBO, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, MTV and Arté; streamed online via Time Magazine and The Onion News Network; and featured at festivals internationally, including Cannes, Silverdocs, Nashville Film Festival, Media that Matters, Locarno Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest. Learn more at

Our moderator will be filmmaker Kelly Anderson. She is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about American’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 PBS’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:

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to

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.

Our last DocuClub of the year is confirmed for December 14. Save the Date!

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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Gregg Schwenk


The Newport Beach Film Festival Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit
your film now to be part of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival!

The 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films
from over 47 different countries, including feature length narrative,
documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a
series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.

In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an
industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions with

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!





The 2012 festival will run from April 26th to May 3rd, 2012


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Christoph Baaden

Hello Documentary Production Friends and Colleagues.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates – we are about to take over a 4 room office but we only 2 of the rooms so the plan is to build a little documentary production community. The offices are located in the great Spring Arts Tower Downtown.

Check it out:

Interested – give me a call at 310. 502 1988. Thanks.


Elisa Saracino

For everyone that want to find a producer or want to promove their creations i've found few days a go a new website that works uploading videos that are going to be seen by producers that are also logged into the site. The lin is :

Hope that could be useful!

Steve Holmgren

Fair Use Without Fear!
Copyright for Participatory Culture Workshop at UNIONDOCS

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY

Join scholar Patricia Aufderheide, filmmaker David Van Taylor, and law professor Brian Frye in this in-depth and hands-on investigation of fair-use. Stick around after the panel for an informal happy hour and your chance to talk with the presenters.

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:

Daria Price

Seeking Recommendations for a Shooter in WashingtonDC/Baltimore area – November 10 – couple hours at most, it's an interview at John Hopkins Applied Physics lab for my doc, Out on a Limb, about advances in the science of prosthetics for amputees.
Also might need a PA with a car
can contact me at:
dasha68 at gmail dot com

Andrea Swift

FAIR USE FOR DOCUMENTARIES UNDER THREAT. OUR HELP IS NEEDED: Fair Use is under threat from certain wording in The Digital Copyright Act. Please click on this link and email in your response the questionaire to help provide the ammunition that The International Association (Ida Documentary) needs to fight for an exception for filmmakers.

A DMCA Exemption for Filmmakers: We Need Your Help


Jay Heyman

I am looking for a Brazilian Portuguese speaking AP/Researcher for a series of short documentaries. Good phone skills necessary. This job is for pay and you would be working out of an office in Manhattan (SOHO) and/or reporting to that office. Please reply to jheyman [at] sdintegrated [dot] com

Jessica Clark

Producers: Help AIR Reinvent Public Media! Visit today.


It’s heating up. Producers and stations are flocking to apply for Localore, which will provide more than $1 million in support for makers to work with public stations on multiplatform storytelling projects.

More stations are coming onto the Localore Station Runway this week and next…WLRN/Miami and WRVO/upstate New York are the latest to date. Producers, get busy watching them all and reaching out as you finesse your proposals to be one of the 10 selected to lead our station-based initiatives—designed to expand local innovation capacity. See which local outlet is right for you. We provide a contact link for you to be in touch with them on the station profile page.

Stations, keep your options open! Open the door to talent and see what comes in. You can name up to three potential producers. The sooner you get your media up, the more eyeballs you'll attract.

Guidelines are here:
Take time to read them if you haven’t yet.

<<November 10>> Deadline for proposals. If you'd like to be one of our lead Localore producers, that's when you must submit proposals for project ideas at By that same deadline, stations hoping to serve as Localore incubators must get media uploaded to our Station Runway.

<<December 2>> Finalists notified. Up to 30 lead producers and incubator stations will be invited to submit a second-round proposal. Final teams will be announced by late January, and projects will begin launching in March.

Want to learn more?

• Read our FAQ:

• Study the Guidelines:

• Watch the project's 6-minute launch video:

• Check out the article on the whys and whats of Localore in Current:

Interested in helping us spread the word? Learn more here.

Questions? Contact Executive Editor Noland Walker at

Produced by the Association of Independents in Radio with support from CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the NEA, Localore will charge producers with inventing new, multiplatform models for fresh, locally-sourced, high quality journalism. Selected producers will lead a 9-12 month station-based project designed to expand the station's innovation capacity.