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Joe Moulins
Wed 27 Aug 2008Link

Ummm...you might have more luck making a sale if you call them something else.

At least they're new.


Aaron Soffin
Wed 27 Aug 2008Link

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
Thu 28 Aug 2008Link

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: felix@artsengine.net.

For more information about the film, please go to: www.madeinla.com.


Julianna Brannum
Wed 3 Sep 2008Link

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
Thu 4 Sep 2008Link

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
Fri 5 Sep 2008Link

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
Sat 6 Sep 2008Link

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 bryankt1@yahoo.com, preferably in .pdf format.

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

Bryan Theis


Richard P. Alvarez
Tue 9 Sep 2008Link

Which frequency block are they? In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Thu 28 Aug 2008 :


Aaron Soffin
Tue 9 Sep 2008Link

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
Thu 11 Sep 2008Link

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 melissa@fictionvillestudio.com

Thanks,
Melissa

Edited Thu 11 Sep 2008 by Melissa Hibbard

Richard P. Alvarez
Fri 12 Sep 2008Link

I was curious because Bloc "C" is up for sale by the FCC. Just an FYI for those interested.

In reply to Aaron Soffin's post on Tue 9 Sep 2008 :


Maria Campaña Ramia
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

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
http://www.festivaledoc.org
programacionedoc@cinememoria.org


Jesse Zook Mann
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

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
Mon 15 Sep 2008Link

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.

Web: http://www.ripple-effect-films.com
Apply to: Ana Joanes
ana@ripple-effect-films.com
917 584 5552


sabrina rubin
Tue 16 Sep 2008Link

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).

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


Shannon Coulter
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

Great workshop in San Francisco this weekend....

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What: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers
More info: http://thedocday.eventbrite.com
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
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

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:
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=billythekid

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:
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=uptheyangtze

Both are available direct through http://www.zeitgeitstvideo.com or through Amazon, Netflix, or your favourite store.

Thanks!
Laure

Edited Wed 17 Sep 2008 by Laure Parsons

Doug Block
Wed 17 Sep 2008Link

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


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 19 Sep 2008Link

It may be the night of the first Presidential Debate, but Docs In Progress will be sponsoring its own version of the democratic process on Friday, September 26. So, if you're in the DC area, program your DVRs and head to the Jack Morton Auditorium for our first-ever Trailer Night. More info in the hidden section below.

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andrew Schneider
Fri 19 Sep 2008Link

A CHANCE AT SLAMDANCE, ‘09
Launches: September 8th
Ends: November 10th, 11:30PM (PST)

Current TV understands how important it is for filmmakers to be showcased in the best festivals. So, for the second year in a row we've teamed up with Slamdance Film Festival to give you a chance to have your short documentary shown at the premiere North American indie film showcase!

Slamdance Film Festival and Current are presenting a call for short documentary films, providing filmmakers the opportunity to participate in the Park City experience. Five selected filmmakers will shine on the big screen in January 2009 as part of a Current and Slamdance curated shorts program, as well as get a chance to have their uploaded documentary considered for acquisition for Current TV.

So shred the festival rejection letters and upload that short documentary that you KNOW the world has got to see to current.com/slamdance

IN MORE DETAIL:

To kick off Slamdance 2009, we want you to submit a short (3-10 minute) documentary film. Make something fresh, new, authentic and exciting about a topic that is relevant to you and your community as well as related to current events or new trends. Upload it to www.current.com/slamdance before November 10th at 11:30PM.

The Slamdance programming committee in conjunction with Current TV creative executives will select five of the uploaded films for inclusion in a curated shorts program, screening in regular rotation at Slamdance 2009. A representative from each film will receive a festival filmmaker pass, a chance to have their uploaded film considered for acquisition by Current TV, and a chance to pitch new short documentary ideas to Current TV creative execs.
• 5 curated films will show @ Slamdance 2009 in two theatrical screenings.
• 5 curated films will also screen in rotation at Slamdance Happy Hours.
• 1 representative from each film will receive a filmmaker pass for Slamdance ‘09
• 1 representative from each film will be provided opportunity for sit-down lunch and/or conference call with Current TV creative exec
• Each film – with credits – will be listed in the Slamdance film catalogue


Rich Garella
Thu 25 Sep 2008Link

We're looking for a composer and a motion graphics designer (motionographer?) for Who Killed Chea Vichea?, a doc about an assassination in Cambodia (ITVS funding approved!).

We're hoping to find people kind of quickly. Job descriptions are posted at the links in the hidden section.

Feel free to pass the links along to anyone you feel might be suitable. Thanks!

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Chandler Griffin
Thu 25 Sep 2008Link

Media Empowerment & The Developing World

Presented by Barefoot Workshops in the B&H Seminar Space.

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City and Los Angeles based not-for-profit, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking.

In this two-hour session, Chandler Griffin will provide an overview of Barefoot’s role in using media in the developing world to help Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental & Governmental Organizations, and individuals make change where it is needed the most. Chandler will discuss the media tools and formats used on the ground, how to conceptualize a workshop and ways to get involved. The goal of this session is to demystify the “how can I do this?” and give individuals a chance to learn how Barefoot Workshops does it, ask all the questions and get involved. You will learn that through Barefoot’s international workshops, they offer field placements for international students to assist organizations on the ground with media projects that help them to address challenges in their communities. These “hybrid” workshops result in dynamic learning environments, and open the way for international students to gain valuable field experience, and to learn about issues firsthand. If you are interested in discovering how you can change the world through the power of digital media, come find out how Barefoot can train anyone from vastly different backgrounds and skill levels, how to blend the technical and artistic aspects of storytelling, beginning with the basics of image-making all the way through to post-production to create a “symphony” of images and sound. Barefoot Workshops hopes that by sharing “how they do it”, they will mobilize individuals to get involved and help make a difference with media.

I recommend registering if you want to attend. It's a small space and B&H sent it out to about 30,000 people. I know that 75 people have already registered.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/EventSpace.jsp?id=193


Ben Kempas
Fri 26 Sep 2008Link

We require you to register under your real name. We can't accept registrations by companies or organisations, only by individuals.


Chris Gilson
Sat 27 Sep 2008Link Tag

Please join us for upcoming screenings of our documentary, Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio.

Our Film Festival Screenings:

Coney Island Film Festival
Sunday, September 28, 2008 – 12:30pm

Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor


Dixie Film Festival (Athens, GA)
Friday, October 3, 2008 – 1:40pm
Carmike Cinemas

FLIFF – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – 6:00 PM
Cinema Paradiso

“Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio,” a new documentary by filmmakers Carolyn Travis and Chris Fox Gilson of Travisty Productions, takes viewers on a high energy journey through rock radio’s impact on American society--from spreading black music to white America in the 1950s to fanning the flames of ‘60s rebellion to the uncensored personalities and playlists of satellite radio today. Packed with insider stories from iconic deejays of the past fifty years, “Airplay” persuasively links the pioneers of music radio to the seismic cultural shifts of integration, the struggle to end the Vietnam War, and the corporatizing of America.

“Airplay” chronicles the innocent years of AM radio personalities like Cousin Brucie, Murray the K, Dan Ingram, Jerry Blavat, Casey Kasem, Dick Biondi, Rick Shaw and Wolfman Jack, the payola scandal, Top 40, the rise of progressive FM deejays like San Francisco’s Tom Donahue, the takeover of radio music by corporate giants and the new voice of rock radio through satellite. Rockin’ with fabulous radio songs by the Kinks, Donna Summer and LL Cool J, and spiced with famous music personalities including Fabian, Lesley Gore, Pat Boone, Grace Slick, David Crosby, Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, and Ray Manzarek of the Doors, the film takes viewers deep inside the rock radio phenomenon.

Travisty Productions makes documentaries that dig below the surface of pop culture including “Rock Radio Revolution,” “Rock Jocks: the FM Revolution,” and “Wildwood Days.” Their films, which have appeared on PBS Public Television stations nationwide, have garnered numerous awards and were screened by the Museums of Radio and Television in New York and Los Angeles. Travis is a former news producer, Capitol Hill reporter and was an on-air radio personality herself, for 96X-FM in Miami. Gilson, a former Madison Avenue creative director and global-production executive, also authored best-sellers sold to Disney and New Line studios.

For more information, visit www.Travisty.TV.
www.myspace.com/travisty_productions
www.YouTube.com/travistychannel


Christopher Wong
Sat 27 Sep 2008Link

so here's the million dollar question, Chris... how the heck did you manage to clear all the rock songs that I assume pop up all through the documentary? this seems to present a very solid case of utilizing Fair Use, but i just want to know if you did that, and then how you dealt with (or plan to deal with) any future claims by record companies...


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