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Mat Levy
Mon 12 May 2008Link

ON SATURDAY, MAY 17th, we are holding a Film Distribution Workshop and Seminar to all NYC Indie Filmmakers spilling the secrets to secure a decent Distribution deal (and actually earn a great paycheck for your craft).

Information for the class is down below. For members of D-Word, I am offering a 50% discount.

ANY questions or help, PLEASE FEEL FREE to contact me at mat@passionriver.com



Class Title: Film Distribution Seminar & Workshop

Date/Time: May 17th, 2008, 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), D- Building, Room D-207,
7th Avenue & 27th Street, New York, NY

General Fee: $350

D-Word Membership Fee: $175 (please e-mail me for coupon code)

STUDENT DISCOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE

Register at: http://store.indiedocs.com/dclass.html

Class Description: Learn the trade secrets and nuts and bolts of film distribution in this unique seminar and workshop taught by distribution executives with combined marketing and title release experience from over 350 titles. Join President of Passion River Films Allen Chou and Expert Film Distribution Consultant Josh Levin as they discuss each step for getting a film to the right distributor and media outlet whether theatrical, TV, DVD, or Internet. Allen and Josh will also teach topics that include: "The top 10 mistakes to avoid when making a film distribution deal", "How to develop a profitable film distribution plan"; as well as "How to find your audience and make money with Self-distribution and Non-traditional distribution models". Join these experts as they share the secrets behind the real world of film distribution and marketing in this unique and valuable seminar. At the end of the lectures, they'll also workshop your titles. This is normally a 2-day workshop, but the lectures will be squeezed into a 1-day only event. Before you hire a producer's rep, or sign your first distribution deal, you must attend this class- or else you could lose thousands of dollars on a bad deal!
Some topics that will be covered in the class:

• 5 things you need to know BEFORE you shoot
• The secrets for a successful theatrical release
• What every producer needs to know in order to make a profit on their film
• How to find and make a deal with a distributor that actually pays
• Top 7 mistakes to avoid when making a film distribution deal
• How sexy distributors make you look good, but make you ZERO money
• Why the internet is the most important link in helping you make money
• 3 ways your audience will make you immediate money
• How Netflix changed everything with 7 million on-line subscribers
• The truth about retailers & why they can’t stock your movie title
• Walmart– Why big retailers can actually bankrupt you, instead of making you rich
• Why pay for a Producer’s Rep & Sales Agent– do it yourself
• How to get TV broadcast in the US and other countries
• Get your film to all the major Film Markets with or without a sales agent
• Why getting into Sundance Film Festival just doesn’t matter
• Get Film Festivals to pay YOU for screening your film
• Why traditional distribution models are dead and only work for about 2% of indie films
• Why non-traditional distribution models work and make you money
• Get real sales projections for your project
Info about the class once again is below.

Distribution Executive Bios:

Allen Chou is President of Sales and Acquisitions at Passion River Films, a NJ based company that distributes over 300 documentaries, arthouse films, and special interest titles for the US home video and international sales market since 1998. Many of his titles have landed retail shelf space in stores such as: Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, Best Buy, and many more… In 2005, Allen established a distribution partnership with Netflix, resulting in the release of over 180 titles on their site; as well as other retail outlets. Internationally, he has attended Film and TV markets such as the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA and Cannes Film Market in Cannes, France, where he marketed and licensed films and documentaries worldwide to broadcasters and foreign home video distributors. Recently he started the College Speaker and Public Performance Program; as well as the New Digital Sales and Electronic Delivery division. Allen Chou received his BA in Film from the University Of Maryland, and also attended NYU.

Josh Levin is a film marketing and distribution executive who has brought more than 30 feature films to the US marketplace, including top award winners from Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Tribeca. As Chief Marketing Officer for Film Movement, Josh learned how to get hard-to-place films in front of the eyes of filmgoers across the country “by any means necessary,” from theatrical premieres in New York City to library screenings in Butte, Montana — while also learning how to get filmmakers paid for their art. Working with films with tiny or non-existent marketing budgets is Josh’s forte. Since starting Gallant Films in 2007, Josh has also begun working in production financing and consulting. Josh got his MBA from Columbia Business School, and his BA from the University of Michigan.


To register or learn more about this distribution seminar and workshop, you could also: www.marketmymovie, or call 732-321-0711 ext 135.

Thanks again and Carpe Diem for All Indie Producers and lovers!!!!!!!!!


Tony Comstock
Mon 12 May 2008Link

Can you share some numbers with us for an above average, average, and below average film in your stable?


Felix Endara
Mon 12 May 2008Link

New York: DocuClub on May 21, 7 p.m.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Our May screening is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., at the screening room of our partner Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort. For map with directions, go to www.goldcrestpost.com).

Join us as we watch Personality by Vinay Chowdry and Sarita Khurana. In the film, a Bollywood background dancer tries to make it in the film industry in India. The young man moves from his village in northern India to Mumbai to achieve his dreams of stardom, only to find out that although he is talented, he lacks what is known as "personality," a euphemism for being light-skinned and confident in a newly globalized India. The film is in Hindi, with subtitles. See a trailer for the film at: http://personalitythemovie.com/trailer.asp.

Our moderator will be Liz Ogilvie, Head of Programming for Docurama Films.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members. To join DocuClub, go to: www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on May 21!

Warm regards,

Felix Endara
Coordinator, Filmmaker Services
Arts Engine
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x221
F. 646-230-6388
docuclub@artsengine.net
www.mediarights.org/docuclub

Arts Engine, Inc. supports, produces and distributes independent media of consequence and promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public.


Nicole Sawatzke
Sun 18 May 2008Link

Looking for a PRODUCTION ASSISTANT for a Travel Channel shoot throughout Turkey.
Anticipate what the crew needs & act on it....willing to do whatever it takes including long hours & hauling gear...all with a positive attitude!
May 25th-June 3rd

Please contact nicole@tremendousinc.com with CV/resume and short paragraph of interest.


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 19 May 2008Link

nicole (depending on what you are paying he may do this himself but usually he's way too busy).. please contact a friend of mine – he's a professional cameraman and director but will know someone... Tolga at kutluaytolga@gmail.com – he's ace; I just copied him your note.


Leila McCullough
Mon 19 May 2008Link

OPERATION FILMMAKER premiering at IFC Center in New York!

Starts June 4th and runs until June 17th.

In the wake of Operation Iraqi Freedom, American actor Liev Schreiber had an idealistic thought: rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to Prague to work on his new film, Everything is Illuminated. What promises to be a heartwarming tale quickly becomes a mirror of the complex intercultural realities that have plagued the United States' war in Iraq. Director Nina Davenport sets out to document Schreiber's well-intentioned effort but soon finds herself embroiled in an escalating power struggle between herself as filmmaker and her young Iraqi subject.

Check http://www.ifccenter.com/film?filmid=60780 for more information or to buy tickets online.


Tony Comstock
Mon 19 May 2008Link

Comstock Films seeks an editor's assistant/intern.

Technical Requirements: Basic working knowledge of FinalCutPro

Duties: Digitization of footage; synchronization of audio and video, basic logging and organization of footage.

Our approach to filmmaking is, both techincally and creatively, idiosyncratic, so adaptablity is as important as technical expertise and experience. A great opportunity to see a critically and financially successful independent production shop from the inside out; a great foot-in-the-door opportunity for a creative and energetic person.

Our films are sexual/erotic in nature. You will not be working with explicit footage, but must be comfortable with sexual themes.

Additionally, this job may not be a resume builder for all candidates. You will learn a lot and be treated well, but that may not immediately translate into future opportunities with other production companies. Please be ready to explain what you see yourself getting out of working with us.

This is not a paying position at this time.

Please contact peggy at comstockfilms dot com


Jason McGeown
Thu 22 May 2008Link

NEW ONLINE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

joiningthedots.tv is a completely new documentary channel. It uses the power of broadband to bring the best documentaries on-demand, direct to your home. We specialise in intelligent, thought provoking films that challenge preconceptions and provide a more coherent picture of the way we live today.

Whatever you are interested in – politics, love, war, culture or religion – joiningthedots.tv brings together a unique collection of films to present a stimulating alternative to the formulaic programming of modern day broadcasters.

We are looking for quality documentaries for the site. We do not aggregate content for the sake of it and therefore we are very choosy about the films we acquire. We are a pay-per-view / subscription site and work with content holders on a revenue share basis.

We have launched with 60 fantastic titles and will be adding 5 – 10 per month.

We are partnered with The Independent newspaper in the UK, who will be running a version of jtd via their website. We will be marrying their editorial excellence with our filmic storytelling by embedding links and trailers in their editorials, which have similar subjects to the films.

All films are piracy protected and territories that may have already gone can be geo-filtered. For the strongest of films we acquire, we will offer the option of selling DVDs via the site. We also have a partnership with Picturehouse cinemas in the UK. They will screen one of our flagship films on a joiningthedots.tv / Independent branded night in a UK wide release every six weeks.

For more information contact:

Jason McGeown
Head of Acquisitions
joiningthedots.tv
6 Baseline Studios
Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7221 7221 / +44 (0) 1225 426 856

Email: jason@mercurymedia.org

Websites: www.joiningthedots.tvwww.mercurymedia.org


Felix Endara
Thu 22 May 2008Link

Eighth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival WORLD PREMIERE!

Arts Engine is pleased to announce the world premiere of the EIGHTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL in New York City!

WORLD PREMIERE
@ IFC Center

Join us for the world premiere of the eighth annual Media That Matters Film Festival! Be among the first to see the 12 inspiring short films we selected this year. There will be Take Action tables AND a chance to meet the festival filmmakers!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
7-9 pm
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street
New York, NY

Buy your tickets today at www.movietickets.com!


Suzy Spivey
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Looking for a videographer/filmmaker to help me film a documentary at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico in mid-July. I will be documenting my experience in a workshop done at the pyramids on Finding Your Authentic Voice. I have no budget other than covering expenses, so would like to find someone who is interested in an adventure and partnering with me to create something magical! Here's a link to information on the trip.

http://www.onecommunityprograms.com/events/featured-event/

I've been producing a local access cable show, but have limited experience in filming. So I would be very grateful for any advice, suggestions, contacts.

Thanks,

Suzy


John Burgan
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Check out these articles about location filming, one in Latin America, the other in Africa.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/video_on_the_road.html

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/one_man_doco.html


Suzy Spivey
Wed 28 May 2008Link

Thanks, John! These articles are an excellent resource.


Jamie Cochrane
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link Tag

Hi guys,

If anyone is in need of transcripts, please contact me at Jamie@multimediatranscripts.com

What we do for you:

We offer accurate and bilingual transcripts with time codes. Although we do digitize your tapes for you if needed, we also provide you with a way of uploading your footage online so that you do not have to pay for couriering costs. We guarantee our clients’ transcripts within a 24-48 hour period and are flexible to your needs.

What we provide for you:

We, at Multi-Media, know that creating a “paper cut” of your footage is time consuming and inconvenient. We also know that paying an editor to work with you in an edit suite for several hours, just to do the initial organizing of your footage, becomes quite expensive. We decided to help our clients by providing them with a free tool to do preliminary work from your home, office, or anywhere you have an Internet connection. We provide a free online tool that allows non-fiction filmmakers to upload their footage online, view their footage alongside their transcripts, avoid the hassle of tapes, work when and where they want, create a complete editing script and machine readable EDL online, create, organize, and reorganize clips, and work with colleagues globally. Our clients benefit from their ability to prepare and organize their editing scripts free of cost before entering an editing suite, reducing both time and expenses. We also invite our clients to store their footage, transcripts, and EDLs online as portable portfolios to share with colleagues and collaborators.

Our Invitation:

To show you how useful our service really is, we are offering you a free thirty-minute transcript on us and 10% off your entire first project. To reserve this offer, register on www.RoughCutOnline.com today and this offer will be available to you until August 31, 2008. Once your transcript is complete, you will be able to begin using our rough cutting tool for no additional costs.

If you have any further questions, feel free to email or phone me at 416-977-3489 and I will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Thank-you,
Jamie Cochrane
Project Manager
Multi-Media Transcripts, Inc.
416-977-3489
Jamie@multimediatranscripts.com
www.RoughCutOnline.com


Ben Kempas
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link

Wow, that gives "online" editing a whole new meaning.

But hey, having all my interviews transcribed in 24 to 48 hours? I'd love that. Last time, my interns needed many weeks to get it all done...


Jamie Cochrane
Mon 2 Jun 2008Link

Your poor interns ;)

We really try to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of our clients. If you are in a really big hurry and need something done in 24-48 hours, we will rush to have it at the most convenient time for you.

Yes, the online tool sure puts a spin on things. I would love for you guys to check it out and tell me what you think of it because it is a relatively new tool that we have designed and we are still working to improve it in anyway we can, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

You can actually play around with it a bit without registering by going to www.RoughCutOnline.com and click on "Learn more" and then click on "try it now".


Julia Welbourne
Wed 4 Jun 2008Link

DOCUMENTARY INTERNS NEEDED

Documentary production company seeks hard working, good-humored interns for assistance in rigorous casting for a feature length documentary about Naturalization in the United States. Applicants should be outgoing, reliable and organized with excellent personal skills.

This position is initially unpaid but future paid employment is likely for the right candidate.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: meg@flickerflacker.com


Robert Richter
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

We're looking for a reliable intern for our documentary production/distribution office in mid-town Manhattan.
Check us out at www.RichterVideos.com and if interested, email rrprod@aol.com


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC with a new set of screenings on
Tuesday, June 10. The public is welcome to join us and the filmmakers
as we screen two documentary works in progress and ask for your
feedback on the films. While audience participation is encouraged, it
is not a requirement for attending.

We'll be screening:

A 63 minute rough cut of RACHEL IS (by Charlotte Glynn)
A personal film about the filmmaker, her family, and her sister
Rachel, who is developmentally disabled and is transitioning from
school to living in a group home.

preceded by a 10 minute trailer by a DC-area filmmaker:

THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: THE ART OF ESTHER KRINITZ (by Nina Shapiro-Perl)
A seamstress recounts on fabric her survival of the Holocaust.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE? The Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805
21st Street, NW Washington DC – corner of 21st and H Streets)

COST? $5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or you can pay in
advance by credit card through PayPal.
http://www.docsinprogress.org/Prepay.htm

These programs are organized by Docs In Progress, Inc. The location
is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. More info at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Emily Meyers
Thu 5 Jun 2008Link

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Assistant!

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 www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com and www.methinsideout.com

Qualifications:
Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred.
Pay: $12.50/h with opportunities for advancement
Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

Please email resumes and cover letters to: assistant@eowmg.com
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!


Felix Endara
Fri 6 Jun 2008Link

DocuClub at SILVERDOCS: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

We are happy to announce that DocuClub will be holding a session at this year’s SILVERDOCS Film Festival, in Washington DC/Silver Springs, Maryland. The session will take place on Tuesday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., at the Round House Theater. It’s free to SILVERDOCS pass holders. For more details, see:

http://silverdocs.com/festival/films/2008/docuclub-works-presents-stages/

The featured film is Stages by the Meerkat Media Arts Collective. The film follows a group of older Puerto Rican women and youth of color who unite in New York City's Lower East Side to create an original play based on their life stories.

The Meerkat Media Arts Collective is a New York-based interdisciplinary group of artists dedicated to making media with a non-hierarchical and inclusive creative process. Erica Ginsberg, managing director of Docs In Progress, Inc., a film organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be moderating.


Carmita Lasso
Tue 10 Jun 2008Link

TO
Suzy Spivey

I forward your post to a great filmaker that I know who has already visited the Pyramids
and also participated in workshops.

I have traveled with him to Peru to work on the Machu Pichu ruins
and it was an excellent project.

He has much experience and I know he will be contacting you soon.

Sincerely
Carmita

Edited Tue 10 Jun 2008 by Carmita Lasso

Emily Meyers
Wed 11 Jun 2008Link

Want to make films that make a difference?

Join Women in Film and Meaningful Media this Monday for a Master Class and Panel Discussion on social issue filmmaking.

Social Issue Films: Powerful... Not Preachy! presents engaging ways to integrate facts and messaging into a film without boring or alienating the audience. This class draws from case studies to show how strategic use of tools such as humor, drama, and animation can be used to raise awareness of an issue and inspire viewers.

Panel discussion to follow:
Emily Meyers, Executive Director, Meaningful Media (Moderator)
Deborah Zipser, Head of Business Affairs, River Road Entertainment
Mitchell Block, Professor Specializing in Socially-Relevant Media, USC Film School
Eric D'Arbeloff, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
Lucia Noyce, Director, Artists for Amnesty

When: Monday, June 16th, 7 – 9 PM

Where:
The Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-465-4446

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland parking structure across the street from the venue. Parking is $2.00 with theatre validation.

Cost: Free for WIF Members; $15 for non-members

RSVP: Email Linda Weitzler (linda@wif.org)


Danielle Beverly
Wed 11 Jun 2008Link

PA/Driver needed in San Jose CA this Saturday and Sunday – must be over age 25 for vehicle rental purposes. Mainly will be driving a 15 passenger van. Please know the streets of the city, and we will be grateful!

Send resume/responses to danielle.beverly@projectrebirth.org


Neil Benezra
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

Hello D-Word People!

My name is Neil Benezra and I am a Sound Designer/Mixer/Editor with many award winning films under my belt. I hope my work might be of interest to some of you in your current or future endeavors. I have a small audio post studio in downtown Brooklyn, with a Foley/VO/ADR booth as well as an FTP for long distance projects. Please feel free to call me no matter how big or small your project is.

Neil Benezra
www.BrooklynSoundSociety.com
Neil@BrooklynSoundSociety.com
NeilBenezra@yahoo.com
917-586-5518


John Burgan
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

Welcome aboard, Neil (no need to double post at the D-Word)


Christopher Wong
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

hey neil,
i'm looking to record some VO of one of my main characters – it would probably take about 1-2 hours. what is your standard (documentary) charge for such work? what kind of equipment do you use in the VO booth?

you can reply to me off-list if you like: cccwong AT gmail DOT com


Davin Hutchins
Thu 12 Jun 2008Link

CALLING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS AND VIDEO JOURNALISTS

The American News Project (http://newsproject.org) is dedicated to defending and promoting the public interest through high-quality, investigative video journalism. Our staff includes video professionals who have worked at CNN, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal and other respectable media outlets. Our reports (some call them mini-documentaries) regularly end up on prominent media outlets like the Huffington Post.

We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and video journalists. ANP is run very much like a traditional magazine. Video reports are produced staff reporters and qualified freelancers. Our stories are distributed to hundreds of blogs and major media sites.
We are assembling a community of video journalists and documentary filmmakers who believe in quality, accuracy and in the transformative potential of good multimedia storytelling. Some of the most incisive reporting is produced by those who know the personalities and communities directly affected by issues and events.

If you are a documentary filmmaker or professional video journalist who would like to work with us on stories please click on the link below and fill out your info.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5226/t/2141/signUp.jsp?key=82

We believe that these are seminal times, both in the evolution of media and the project of America. By grinding away at pernicious problems; by holding the powerful accountable; by seeking out universal stories of struggle and transcendence; by highlighting voices overlooked by mainstream outlets; by making a commitment to quality; by partnering with our peers in the independent press; and by assembling an online community of media junkies who hunger to participate, we hope to help pioneer a form of online public-interest broadcasting that is both entertaining and transformative.

So, welcome. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you participate.


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

below, sound recordest needed in Germany. I noticed it in Craig's Berlin list this morning and by chance the person posting is someone I just worked with. Nice guy.

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Ben Kempas
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

I don't think we have German sound recordists on The D-Word, so that's a bit pointless. But www.crew-united.com lists 259 of them. If your colleagues find someone locally, they could save the money for airfare and accommodation and instead actually pay the guy... However, for that, they would need to get the location right. "Neuhosen" doesn't exist in Germany.

Edited Fri 13 Jun 2008 by Ben Kempas

G. Daniel Velazquez
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Suzy Spivey's post on Wed 28 May 2008 :

Hi Suzy!

I just sent you an email regarding your upcoming documentary about the "Authentic Voice" workshop.

Thought I'd write here as well in case you check this first!

Cheers,
Daniel V.


Ben Kempas
Fri 13 Jun 2008Link

Can we please ban posts saying "I sent you an email" for good?


Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 14 Jun 2008Link

Thanks for the link, Ben. And people know people – and some independents can also do good sound recording in that context. The airfare is Euro-local, not from NAmerica, of course. And I didn't write it, so if Neuhosen is a phonetic spelling for wherever he (a French mother-tongue cameraman) is – someplace near the south at amusic fest....

Why are you picking on posts I make, Ben? I think more laterally than some people, and try not to be frivolous, but we have been around the block on this. If you think I am not contributing here, then cool, I leave.

And by the way, it's a paid gig, not posh but paid nonetheless. On top of meals, accomodation and transport.


John Burgan
Sat 14 Jun 2008Link

According to the original post the gig does clearly seem to be "expenses only", so Ben's point is reasonable. Maybe you should forward his suggestion?


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Earth Films is looking for an experienced feature-length doc editor for our film on the Earth Liberation Front. This is a very exciting project about a timely, important topic that touches on key issues facing the U.S. and the world at large: ecological destruction, social change, terrorism and civil liberties. It is a character-driven story with a solid, well-defined narrative structure supported by extensive, intimate and exclusive (or near-exclusive) access to several of the main people in the story.

Principal photography on the project is complete and all tapes (approx. 40 hours) have been digitized in FCP. Transcription is nearly done and we have a music producer/composer in place. Shooting was done on a PD 170 in DVCam with a small light kit for indoor scenes. Sound was recorded on Sennheiser wired and wireless lav mics with occasional use of a Sennheiser shotgun mic.

Shooting style is a mixture of sit-down interview and interactive-cinema-verite, where the filmmakers' influence is clearly present in the story development and in the relationships with the characters. There is also a significant amount of archival footage to work with. We're very much aligned with the Documentary New Wave camp, being open to whatever storytelling methods best suit the material.

Ideally, whoever comes on board will have edited at least one feature-length doc and have name recognition and experience that will help us to sell the show and find funding for her/his salary. If you don't have that and you think you'd be a good fit for the project, please get in touch anyway! While our budget is minimal so far, we’re now actively starting fundraising. We are not asking anyone to work of a deferred basis (though we wouldn’t turn down the offer).

We’re putting a WIP together now for the Sundance Doc Fund submission deadline in early July. The right person could start immediately by helping finish that. This would be a good way to assess “fit” for the larger project. We have sufficient budget for this phase.

We're located in Northern California, but can travel. We also have easy access to the S.F. Bay Area. If an editor is mobile, we have a nice studio space with a digital projector and PA system and basic accommodations in Garberville, California. We also have the same in Southern Arizona for winter-time work.

Contact me at mjakubal@asis.com
Any references or suggestions appreciated!


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 15 Jun 2008Link

Hey Hosts, I know, I know, double-posting and all...but this has been modified from the original version in Members Classifieds. If ya gotta delete one, X that old one, okay?


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Sat 14 Jun 2008 :
I had spoken to the fellow coincidentally on another matter, the same day, after sharing the post. They were offering up to 100 euros a day for 5 days. Not exactly union rates but it's a music fest doc, not SOP...


Stephen H. Frye M.D.
Mon 16 Jun 2008Link

Award-Wining Documentary Maker Wanted Alive and Motivated.
I want to make a major feature length "Inconvenient Truth" style documentary of my new book/lecture "We Really Lost This War!" subtitle, "Twenty-five Reasons to Legalize Drugs."
Please contact me only if you have won a major award. Thanks much! Steve Frye, M.D.


Christopher Allen
Wed 18 Jun 2008Link Tag

Brooklyn Documentary Arts Collective Seeks New Resident!

UnionDocs is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit documentary arts collaborative and presentation space. Currently, our primary program is The Documentary Bodega Series, featuring new and challenging documentary film and audio works every Sunday evening in our Brooklyn screening room. The series is produced by the Resident Curators of UDR, the UnionDocs Residency Program for Documentary & Media Studies. We also produce a podcast and blog, featuring short media pieces inspired by discussions at the Documentary Bodega and beyond.

UnionDocs is looking for a new resident starting this summer. The UnionDocs Residency (UDR) combines an excellent and cooperative living situation with an opportunity for immersion in independent cultural production. Six carefully selected people live together in a historic building at a great location and collaborate to produce a festival-quality documentary series in the first floor screening room.

322 Union is a great place to live. It has a lot of shared resources and a lot of opportunity for fun while also having adequate privacy and a comfort (not always found in NYC communal living). There are three floors, a basement, a grassy backyard with a grill and deck, a big second story porch, and skyline views from the roof. The location is close to excellent transportation making most cool spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn within a short subway ride.

The first floor is a commercial space run by the program director. It includes the screening room, 2 studios for working media artists, the UnionDocs director’s office, and access to the basement which has been sound-proofed for music rehearsal and audio recording. Resources on the first floor are readily available to UD Residents outside of the schedule for the Documentary Bodega Series.

On the floors above, there are two nicely-sized three bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen and bath. Both have wood floors, get lots of light, and were recently renovated. Bedrooms can be locked, but common spaces are shared by the six residents. One is better for cooking large meals and socializing and the other more appropriate for reading, working, and watching films. The common spaces are furnished, so residents need only bring the contents of their bedroom. The building has high-speed internet, a VOIP phone, and washer and dryer.

About $975/month plus deposit. Anticipated grants will help subsidize this.

Please check out our website for more information about UnionDocs and UDR and fill out an application if you are interested:

http://www.uniondocs.org/udr/


Bryce S
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

In reply to Stephen H. Frye M.D.'s post on Mon 16 Jun 2008 :

I am not an award winning film-maker but a documentary film-maker who would be interested in reading this book/lecture. It sounds very interesting. How can I get a copy.


John Burgan
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

Bryce – you might contact Stephen directly as he may not be logging in here on a regular basis. His contact details & website are on his profile (click on his name above his post)


Bryce S
Thu 19 Jun 2008Link

Thanks I'm doing it now.


Joel Callaway
Tue 24 Jun 2008Link

Hello,

I'm getting the word out that Albertus Magnus College is hosting a film series
in the fall. The theme is "WE THE PEOPLE." There is an open call for
submissions. It could be anything that has a tie to the Bill of Rights or US
Constitution. I'm not talking about super-obvious apple pie and fireworks
either. The entries can be balanced or biased. Documentary or satirical… They
can be provocative or healing... they just need to offer some perspective on
the aforementioned American ideals as they pertain or contrast to present
American life. As examples, films can engage topics such as: freedom of speech
freedom of religion separation of church and state the right to bear arms…

There’s more information online along with a downloadable application.

We The People Film Contest
http://www.albertus.edu/wethepeople.html

Best regards

Joel


Bonnie Friel
Thu 26 Jun 2008Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES: First Person Impressions Competition

First Person Arts announces its NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR MEMOIR AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS

Each day countless stories unfold. Take a real life experience of your own and tell it in a way that only you can through the art of filmmaking. Make the ordinary magical, or the exotic familiar. Shock us, amaze us or make us pause to reflect. The only rule is that it’s real.

PRIZES: The top three winning entries in each category will be presented at the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, PA, November 12-16, 2008.

$500 – 1st place category winners
$100 – 2nd place category winners
$50 – 3rd place category winners

JUDGES:
Steven Rea, Film Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Samuel Adams, Contributing Editor, Philadelphia City Paper
Ron Kanter, Emmy Award-winning director of New Cops, Acting Out, Life and Death – Dawson, Georgia

GUIDELINES:
The film can be up to 5 minutes.

Entries must be new works that have never been shown publicly in the US.

DEADLINE: August 15th, 2008

Go to impressions.firstpersonarts.org for information on how to enter.


Andrew David Watson
Thu 26 Jun 2008Link

everyone over at First Person Arts is great!! All of you d-worders should check this out!


Felix Endara
Fri 27 Jun 2008Link

DocuClub in July: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 7 p.m.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 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 Milton Tabbot, Senior Director of Programming at IFP.

Join us as we watch Danae Elon’s "Partly Private." The film is an intensely personal and witty look at the ritual of male circumcision. Using first-person narration, Elon documents her own pregnancy and the unexpected dilemmas she encounters with her partner and father of her unborn child. What should they do to their newborn’s penis? Determined and obsessed, Elon sets out on a worldly quest to find out all she can about what “other people do.” The exploration exposes in an amusing way the flaws of being human. The film will be shown on Arte France, TV Ontario, TV2 Denmark, and Israel’s Channel 8.

Danae Elon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. Her last film, "Another Road Home," was a nuanced look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Theatrically released in 2005, it showed in over twenty US cities, and broadcast on the Sundance channel, BBC, Al Jazeera and Israeli television.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

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:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

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Felix Endara
Coordinator, Filmmaker Services
Arts Engine
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T. 646-230-6368, x221
F. 646-230-6388
felix@artsengine.net
www.artsengine.net


Robert Richter
Sun 29 Jun 2008Link

Looking for two part time or one full time reliable intern
for our mid-town Manhattan production/editing
activities. Interesting current and new projects underway.
Check out our website at www.RichterVideos.com to
learn what we've done and do. If interested and
available soon then email us at rrprod@aol.com


Julia Welbourne
Mon 30 Jun 2008Link

Looking for shooters with access to a Sony PMW EX1 for immediate paid work on a Doc about the American Naturalization Process.

Please contact Meg@flickerflacker.com

Thanks!!


Beth Levison
Wed 2 Jul 2008Link

INTERN NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

Hi everyone,

I have yet to update my profile here on D-Word ... but I'm Beth Levison, an independent in NYC ....

We are producing an independent documentary film about an ex-con turned spoken word artist who is writing, developing, and rehearsing his one-man show for the New York stage. We're looking for a smart, ready-to-roll-up-his/her-sleeves, and hard working intern who can provide both production and post-production support during the early stages of our process (we're producing our fundraising reel) and starting immediately.

We're a small team (2 of us), so it's definitely a terrific experience for someone wanting to dive right in. Ideally, this person could devote him/herself to the project for the next two weeks and then possibly work part time from there. We need basic organizational support and help with production coordination (person may come on location), archival research, and post prep.

Candidates should send their resumes/letters of interest to bethlevison@yahoo.com.

Thank you!


Rose Vincelli
Wed 2 Jul 2008Link

Spotlight on Docs Meetings Coordinator needed!

Spotlight on Docs: Meetings Coordinator
August 4 – September 26, 2008

IFP’s Independent Film Week ‘Spotlight on Documentaries’ program is in search of Industry Meetings Coordinator to create and manage documentary industry pitch meetings. This is a great opportunity to learn a lot about the documentary industry, build professional relationships, and to be a part of IFP, America’s oldest and largest filmmaker’s organization. Our office is relaxed and has been the starting point for many top industry professionals. Primary responsibilities include: collect & organize meeting request forms, schedule meetings in Access database, liaise with participating industry about their meetings schedule, and assist with management of the meetings space, volunteers and participating industry during Independent Film Week.
You must be a self-starter, efficient, very detail oriented and flexible, with a professional demeanor and experience or serious interest in documentary. We’re looking for someone to start early August through Sept 26, and work 20-40 hours a week; full time Sept 1-19. This is a volunteer position. College/volunteer credit can be negotiated, and other benefits are available.
For more information on Independent Film Week, visit www.independentfilmweek.com. Please send resume and cover letter to rvincelli@ifp.org. No phone calls, please.

Edited Wed 2 Jul 2008 by Rose Vincelli

Edwin Gailits
Wed 2 Jul 2008Link

Looking for a shooter in the NY City area with experience using the Sony EX1. I'm developing a doc on dance and I plan to be in NYC for 3 days of shooting July 17-20, mostly late nights. I have a some $$ but not pockets full. I hope to bring an EX1 with me but if you had your own that would be great.

Let me know if interested and I'll fill you in on the details.

Edwin

Toronto
gus.to@sympatico.ca


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