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Gayle Kirschenbaum
Thu 7 Aug 2014Link

Dear Fellow Filmmakers,

I am looking to rent a screening room in Los Angeles on the West side for 50-75 people in September. With limited funds looking for the best deal possible. Will gladly promote the venue.

Any ideas or suggestions? I will be projecting BluRay.

Thanks!


Gayle Kirschenbaum
Thu 7 Aug 2014Link

Hi all,
Looking to hire a talented, up and coming, affordable movie poster designer to work with me on that and the postcards.

And also, a web designer/ developer. My site, lookatusnowmother.com is in Dreamweaver with a blog in Wordpress so preferably someone who knows Dreamweaver. I am wondering if I should even be leaving Dreamweaver now.

Thank you!


Carly Palmour
Thu 7 Aug 2014Link

Hi everyone,
Our documentary production company is looking for an intern for the fall semester who can get credit through their University. Must live in Los Angeles and have access to a car (mileage is reimbursed). The internship would be a few hours in our Santa Monica office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as some take-home research assignments. VERY flexible. Please reach out to carly[at]fedupmovie[dot]com if interested.

Thanks!


Rebecca Romani
Fri 8 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 17 Jul 2014 :

Doug- yes! I might! Please contact me at artshow_1@hotmail.com


Rebecca Romani
Fri 8 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Beth Levison's post on Wed 16 Jul 2014 :

Beth, I have a filmmaker friend in Cairo who might be on er way back to the STates. DO you still need someone?


Jamal El-Amin
Tue 12 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Gayle Kirschenbaum's post on Thu 7 Aug 2014 :

hey Gayle,

There is a screening room on the westside that I screen a rough cut of my doc in 2010. I have to look up the info and get back to you.


Rebecca Romani
Wed 13 Aug 2014Link

Not sure if this is the right forum: does anyone know the directors of "Calling the Ghosts" about the women of Bosnia? This is for an NEH screening in San Diego. Thanks!


Niam Itani
Wed 13 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Rebecca Romani's post on Wed 13 Aug 2014 :

Here is the LinkedIn Profile link to Mandy Jacobson, one of the directors:
za.linkedin.com/pub/mandy-jacobson/6/9b/11b


Michal Goldman
Wed 13 Aug 2014Link

Niam I just finished rereading your crowd-funding to Arabs article. It's really useful. (I think this probably isn't the right way to contact you but I'm not a skillful D-worder yet.)


Niam Itani
Wed 13 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Michal Goldman's post on Wed 13 Aug 2014 :

Thanks, Michal. We don't have a messaging system built in to The D-Word yet. But we usually discuss by Topic. The perfect location for this post would be the Crowdfunding topic :)

To contact any D-Word member, you may click on their name above a post. You will get to see their email ID and more info about them -especially our professional members. That information is private and unavailable to search engines like Google -unlike information in this topic which is public and google-able.

I am glad you found the article useful, Michal! Welcome to the D-Word again!


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 13 Aug 2014Link

Rebecca, seems to be distributed by Women Make Movies
http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c171.shtml


James Sheridan
Thu 14 Aug 2014Link

Hello all!

The Paley Center for Media has announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, November 15, 2014. In this workshop/competition—now in its elevnth 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 November 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 November.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/call-for-entries-pitch-workshop-contest
or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=8326 .

The deadline for entries:
Earlybird Deadline: August 20, 2014 ($25 regular submission fee / $20 for Withoutabox members submitting through Withoutabox)

Regular Deadline: September 3, 2014 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)

Late Deadline: September 17, 2014 ($35 / $30 for Withoutabox members)

Special Extended Deadline: October 1, 2014 ($45 / $35 for Withoutabox members)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline: October 8, 2014 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)

Past winners include: The Age of Love by Steven Loring, Eleven directed by Laura Paglin and Kahlil Pedizisai, 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

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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 paleycenter.org.


Rebecca Romani
Sun 17 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Niam Itani's post on Wed 13 Aug 2014 :

Thanks Niam and Erica!


Rebecca Romani
Sun 17 Aug 2014Link

Is there anyone on D-word who was part of the Eyes on the Prize production? Looking for info on the Selma-Montgomery March. Thanks!


Vivian Kleiman
Mon 18 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Rebecca Romani's post on Sat 16 Aug 2014 :

Do you want content information? Or archival footage info? The King of Archival footage is Kenn Rabin (Fulcrum Media), who was responsible for that series and more.


Gregg Schwenk
Mon 18 Aug 2014Link

2015 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Celebrating its 16th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is now open for submissions!

Named one of the “Top Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine for five years running, the Newport Beach Film Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2015.

Enter your film now through Withoutabox or FilmFreeway

For more information, visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

NBFF showcases great Features and Shorts documentaries alike and is seeking to develop another great year. Past documentaries included Opening Night film Broadway Idiot, which had cast and band in attendance and 2014 Oscar-nominated short Facing Fear, which the subjects of the documentary attended the screening for a special Q&A.


Michal Goldman
Tue 19 Aug 2014Link

I'm looking for a production assistant who speaks Arabic and is also fluent in social media, for my film on Gamal Abdel Nasser. We're in the greater Boston area. Please get in touch with me here: michal(at)filmmakerscollab(dot)org. THANKS!


Carolyn Matthews
Tue 19 Aug 2014Link

2015 Boulder International Film Festival is now open for submissions!

The Boulder International Film Festival (March 5-8, 2015) in Boulder, Colorado is a four-day celebration of cinema that attracts over 25,000 film enthusiasts, media, and industry each year. With exciting networking events, A-list filmmaker and celebrity attendees, countless opportunities for widespread exposure, and some of the best films and filmmakers working today, it's clear why BIFF was named one of Moviemaker Magazine's "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" and "25 Coolest Film Festivals."

Filmmakers enjoy luxurious accommodations, an exclusive Red Carpet VIP Pass, and a travel stipend (for feature length films). BIFF receives 100 million media impressions each year and the Festival PR firm works diligently to shine the spotlight on individual films and filmmakers. Of course, most people come to Colorado in March to ski! Filmmakers can head up to the slopes for some of the best skiing of the year, complements of BIFF. World-class food and drink and fantastic parties every night all add up to one of the most welcoming, filmmaker-friendly festivals on the circuit.

Many of the most admired talents in Hollywood have been honored at the Festival, including award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine at BIFF 2014 (shortly after she was presented with the Kennedy Center Honors), and actors Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, James Franco, and director Oliver Stone, among others.

Submit to BIFF today, you’ll love it here. http://www.biff1.com/film-makers/
Official Deadline: September 5th.

Edited Tue 19 Aug 2014 by Carolyn Matthews

Mike Paterson
Wed 20 Aug 2014Link

I'm trying to help sell some of David Herman's equipment on behalf of his family. All equipment is in good condition. Could arrange to ship smaller items internationally. I'm not sure what a fair price is for a lot of the stuff but we're obviously trying to get the best for Margaretha and the family. There's a lot more miscellaneous kit which I'm not sure what to do with – mics stands, clamps, magic arms, cheap monitors, old computers etc – I haven't catalogued it all yet. If anyone has any UK-based suggestions for what to do with miscellaneous kit please get in touch. The most immediately obvious saleable items are:

Sony PMW-EX3 camera + batteries + SxS cards + Kata case
Ewamarine VEX3 underwater housing for Sony EX3
Lowel lighting kit in case – 2 x Tota lights, 1 x Omni light, 1 x L7 light + stands, accs & case
Sanken CS-1 microphone
Sennheiser G3 radio mic kit – 606-648MHz range
Manfrotto 525MVB tripod with 503 head
Manfrotto 561b monopod with head
Paglight with C6 powerpack


Cheree Dillon
Wed 20 Aug 2014Link

It's not a documentary but its a free movie screening!!

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You and a Guest are invited to a special screening of

PRIDE

Winner of the Queer Palm at Cannes Film Festival

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

The cast is led by Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live Now) and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft). Directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford, the dramatic comedy was produced by David Livingstone with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton serving as executive producers.

Limited Release on September 19th, 2014

For More Info

DATE: Thursday, August 21st

TIME: 7pm

VENUE: AMC Loews Orpheum, 1538 Third Avenue

RSVP here: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ytmgy

Please Note:

This invitation is non-transferable and has no cash value. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP does not guarantee seating. We overbook to account for cancellations and no-shows so please arrive early. Attending the screening requires yours presence at the Q&A.

Please bring your RSVP confirmation for admittance. If you have RSVP'd and find that you cannot attend, please cancel ASAP so that we can fill your seat with another member.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


lulu Fries'dat
Wed 20 Aug 2014Link

SEEKING CAMERA/SOUND PERSON FOR SEPTEMBER
http://tibetinsong.com/
Documentary on the history of Buddhism looking for 1 person to do camera and sound for 2 to 3 weeks in India. We have equipment – 5D and 70D plus Tascam audio and mics, but need talented documentary camera/audio person. Our first film “Tibet in Song” won the Special Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance. We can provide air fare, room & board, but not additional salary. Please email resume, references and reel to Ngawang Choephel at nchoephel(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you.

Edited Wed 20 Aug 2014 by Doug Block

Doug Block
Thu 21 Aug 2014Link

lulu, I changed the email address to longhand to avoid your getting spammed (as this is a public topic).

Also, you certainly qualify as a professional member, so you should register for that.

Edited Thu 21 Aug 2014 by Doug Block

Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman
Thu 21 Aug 2014Link

Call for films about fracking from Working Films: http://workingfilms.org/article.php?id=513 Deadline today.


Jill Morley
5 days agoLink

Looking for someone to color correct my film. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to completely re-uprez my film and in so doing, lost the original color correct. Have to do it again.

Trying to find someone to do a trade with since the cost of this and the re-online was completely unexpected. The person would get sole credit for this version which is for broadcast, VOD, Direct TV, and foreign.

I shoot with a Panasonic AC130, edit, and am very good with publicity and developing press releases and strategies for promotion. I also can teach boxing or tennis – experienced in both.

I am not good at exporting my film at the correct frame rate for distribution. jill at jillmorley.com


Tuvi Arbel
2 days agoLink

Looking for a reasercher for an international documentary tv film, specializing in Cuba and the US in the 1930's.

Jacob Kozelchik who did "Body-power shows" in Havana , Cuba, in the 1930's, was Max Shmerling's (German boxer) body guard.
Max Shmerling was a boxer who competed against no other than Joe Lewis and held boxing shows across the US.
For a documentary starring Jacob Kozalchic,who was a concentration camp guard in Auschwitz, we are looking for pictures,movies,stills, newspaper/magazine clippings that tie him to boxing and body-power shows and his ties to the famous Al Capone Chicago mafia in the 1930's in Havana and the US.
Please contact:
Tuvi@arbeltelevision.com
amos@arbeltelevision.com amosaynor@gmail.com


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