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Amanda Woods
Fri 25 Sep 2009Link Tag

Hello to all. Simon Kilmurry, the executive producer of P.O.V. (Point of View) saw something I posted on one of their blogs about documentary websites and suggested I come to this site to post something.

I'm just getting started in web design and have done only author websites. However, I'm a huge documentary enthusiast and it only occured to me after seeing P.O.V.'s blog that there is a way that I could help support the making of documentaries.

If anyone is in need of a website for their documentary, please feel free to contact me. I'm willing to do it at very little cost simply because I love documentaries so much and want to help.

My designs are very clean, simple, well-organized, yet stylish. I don't do anything too fancy like flash and the like, but if anyone is in need of a simple straight-forward website, I can help with that. I don't have anything to link to right now because I'm in the midst of redesigning a couple of websites I've done, but I can always email screenshots of those if you're interested.

I'm in school full-time right now and have a couple of websites on my plate currently, but I could be available in December to take on another project.

Here is my email address if you'd like to contact me: plainbellysneetch@gmail.com.

~ Amanda


Doug Block
Sun 27 Sep 2009Link

Very kind of you to offer, Amanda. Hopefully, some of us will take you up on it.


Karen Everett
Mon 28 Sep 2009Link

Hey everyone! Screenwriters are free to dream up plot twists for a three-act story, but we documentary filmmakers must design scenes based on what was actually filmed in real life. These two constraints–“what was filmed” and “real life”--present special challenges. Whether a documentary editor is using a three-act storyboard or some other narrative design, how does she stay true to actual happenings when she must persuade and contort them into climaxes and plot turns?

I’m teaching my popular weekend seminar, “Structuring the Character-Driven Documentary,” on October 10 and 11 at the San Francisco Film Society. This class will outline the principles of classic three-act narrative structure as taught by professional screenwriters, and we’ll learn how documentary filmmakers can adapt these structural demands to the randomness of real life. For more information, click http://www.sffs.org/classes-and-workshops/schedule.aspx


Alexandra Branyon
Wed 30 Sep 2009Link

Hi, I've never done a blog and I am doing my first documentary. I don't seem to be able to get this writing to appear. Alexandra


Jonathan Bland
Fri 2 Oct 2009Link

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to
South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the
international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for
the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with
someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much
in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running.
I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is
interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.
jonathanbland@gmail.com


Jehan Harney
Mon 5 Oct 2009Link

Hi there,
I am putting together a strong production team for an ITVS-funded film for national broadcast on PBS. I need: an editor experienced in character development and story structure – a producer for film outreach, promotion, fundraising, and distribution – and an executive producer. The documentary in production is on the Iraqi refugees in the U.S. Please contact: Jehanharney@aol.com


Krystal Lord
Mon 5 Oct 2009Link

Looking for UK based crew for doc shoot in London and possibly Edinburgh Oct. 26-29. Please send any recommendations to: coolitfilm@gmail.com

Many thanks and kind regards,

Krystal


Patrice Williams
Tue 6 Oct 2009Link

The Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions for our April 2010 Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. This is the only festival of its kind to focus exclusively on green filmmaking, from production to content!

Shorts/Features are being considered for three main categories in the festival:

*GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film’s production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet (with sufficient documentation of this process);

*OUR PLANET, where the film’s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and

*HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.

You think your film is Green enough? Submit it for a chance to win a hybrid, tons of other filmmaker prizes and more.

www.GoingGreenFilmFestival.com
Twitter @goinggreenfest


John Burgan
Tue 6 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Krystal Lord's post on Mon 5 Oct 2009 :

No need to double post at the D-Word, Krystal. This is the correct Topic, however.

[Some additional information from Krystal]

We're looking for:

Steady cam and/or B-cam operator
AC with P2 card experience (must know how to download footage for us)
Sound
PA (needs to be able to drive producer, director and interviewee to and from locations)

We may also be looking to shoot some aerial footage and I would love suggestions for that as well!

Please email me at: coolitfilm@gmail.com

Many, many thanks and kind regards,


Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
1019 Entertainment


Stephanie Foerster
Wed 7 Oct 2009Link

I'm looking for a web developer to implement a creative web design that includes a CMS and multimedia (photos, video) elements. This website is for a non-profit in its first year, doing very exciting things in DC. Big on enthusiasm with a small-ish budget. Please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com if interested, or if you can recommend someone.

Many thanks!


Sydnye White
Thu 8 Oct 2009Link

Hi D-Word:

I am selling a CD from a teleseminar I hosted on How To Fund Your Dream Documentary. Please take a look at the website and let me know if you think folks would be interested in buying such an information product. Visit docsandtv.com. Thanks!

Learn how to successfully maximize your efforts and get your project out of the “dream” phase and into funded production with this exciting new 45-minute teleseminar.

There are a million stories to be told in the big city… and everyone one of them needs money to make them a reality. Do you have a documentary idea that you want to bring to life? Have you tried to get grants but got disheartened because of rejections or an overwhelming process? Do you work for a production house and need to improve your funding success rate? This recorded teleseminar will demystify the process of funding your dream documentary so that you can share your vision with audiences around the world.
visit: docsandtv.com


Krystal Lord
Thu 8 Oct 2009Link

I am seeking a UK based Production Coordinator/Manager to assist us with coordinating shoots in the UK that will be taking place Oct. 26-29. We need someone on the ground there to help us with coordinating interviews and locations in London and possibly Edinburgh, Scotland.

We need assistance as soon as possible.

Please send recommendations and suggestions to: Krystal at coolitfilm@gmail.com.

Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
T: 310-255-0907
C: 323-313-5402


Rob Rooy
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

Vivian Norris de Montaigu, a producer based in Paris, has contacted me to help her find a good videographer in the Washington / Baltimore area to shoot one or two interviews on October 22nd or 23rd. It's in conjunction with a documentary about Pres. Obama's mother. My usual people are all booked; can anyone give me some leads? I don't know Dr. Norris de Montaigu personally, but she comes highly recommended by a friend in the area of microfinance, a subject that I've dealt with a lot. She's also developing a feature film based on the life and work of Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and someone I've also worked with a great deal. She wants to shoot in high def, and would rely on the camera person to arrange for equipment and quite possibly also a sound recordist. Here's a link with info about Norris de Montaigu:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-norris-de-montaigu


Jason Osder
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

Rob, have you checked with these guys yet?

http://www.boniproductions.com/
http://www.richconfalone.com/


Rob Rooy
Fri 9 Oct 2009Link

No, thanks; I'll check 'em out.


Robert Goodman
Sat 10 Oct 2009Link

Denis Boni is a terrific camera person. Tell him I said hello


Stephanie Foerster
Sat 10 Oct 2009Link

Looking for a volunteer camera assistant for a VERY short shoot tomorrow in DC, from approx. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Anyone know someone who's looking for experience and up for a little adventure? Please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com


Patrick Shirley
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

This is your opportunity to work on a short documentary film (5-10 minutes) in a group (3/4 person crew) in a supported environment. During these weeks you will be encouraged to think about how to use your stories/footage/first films to leverage yourself into the next phase of your work. After all your hard work you will be able to enjoy watching all the finished films at a screening hosted at the London Film Academy.

For more info please visit:
www.londonfilmacademy.com
or contact:
caroline@londonfilmacademy.com


Mike Thomas
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for any recommendations that people might have for an experienced editor. Of course, people are welcome to apply to the email below but it would be great if anyone had advice and suggestions. (This is a paid position by the way). Here's the spec;

We are looking for a talented editor for a feature length foreign documentary with a strong narrative. You need to have solid experience in character development and story structure.

Editing will begin in either December or January and ideally, you will be able to travel abroad to edit, but this is not a deal breaker (flight and accommodation will be covered)

You should be skilled in editing in Final Cut, have a quality reel with broadcast credits and references that can be checked.

We also want to produce a trailer.

For full details contact us at editor@chivitmai.com


Felix Endara
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., at the 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal). You can take the E, 1, or 6 trains to Canal.

We will screen a rough cut of BAD BLOOD by Marilyn Ness. Through the eyes of survivors and family members, BAD BLOOD chronicles how a “miracle” treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated, they launch a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.

Director/Producer, Marilyn Ness, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker with 14 years of experience. She founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries including BAD BLOOD and GENOME. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for Director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE O’NEIL. Ness’ other credits include films for TLC, HBO, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series American Experience and the theatrical feature THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG.

Other credits for BAD BLOOD include Editor Marian Sears Hunter, Director of Photography David Ford, Writers Sheila Curran Bernard and Marilyn Ness, and Coordinating Producers Kristen Vaurio and Christina King.

Our moderator will be Robert Bahar. Bahar is the Emmy-award winning producer/writer of the documentary MADE IN L.A. Funded by ITVS, POV and the Sundance Documentary Fund, MADE IN L.A. premiered on PBS' POV series in 2007 and has screened extensively at festivals around the world. The film, which has received an Emmy Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize and a Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations, is currently the focus of a multi-year DIY outreach and distribution initiative. Bahar previously produced and directed the award-winning documentary LAID TO WASTE, and has line-produced and production managed independent films including ITVS’s DIARY OF A CITY PRIEST, which premiered at Sundance, and PITTSBURGH, which premiered at Tribeca. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is the director/co-founder of Doculink, a grassroots and online community of over 2,500 documentary-makers. He has served on the Board of the International Documentary Association and holds an M.F.A. from The Peter Stark Program at USC.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

Please purchase your tickets online in advance here:

http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?category=92Tri+92YTribeca
+Film888&productid=T%2DMM5FT23

Only DocuClub members who plan to attend need to RSVP at: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Tracie Holder
Wed 14 Oct 2009Link

The Secrets of Successful Proposals

Next Wednesday, Oct 21 | 6:30-8:30pm | $50/$40 | WMM NYC Office

Women Make Movies' Fall Workshop Series kicks off with The Secrets of Successful Proposals. As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and competition grows equally fierce, how will you make your proposal and film stand out in the crowd?

Join us for an essential evening of grant-writing how-to’s. Topics will include identifying a proposal’s 13 elements, writing an effective synopsis, approaching the best funders, and avoiding common mistakes. Successful proposals will be passed out and discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills and take the intimidation out of grant writing! Presented by Michelle Materre, fundraising and grant writing consultant.

Register today! Space is limited. The $40 discount rate is available to D-Word members! https://www.123signup.com/event?id=jsykk


Tim Horsburgh
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

On November 4th, 2009, Kartemquin’s Board of Directors will host a special evening in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the iconic documentary, Hoop Dreams.

www.kartemquin.com/films/hoop-dreams/15

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a rare opportunity to engage with leading documentary filmmakers and prestigious guests. Highlights will include an intimate conversation with Hoop Dreams filmmakers Steve James and Peter Gilbert and the film’s stars William Gates and Arthur Agee, a keynote by acclaimed Chicago journalist Alex Kotlowitz, and exclusive sneak previews of Kartemquin’s upcoming productions.

The evening will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will feature a discussion on the impact Hoop Dreams had on a generation of viewers and filmmakers, and the legacy of Kartemquin Films moving forward. We wish to create dialogue and build empathy among the attendees of the evening around the urgent, and still relevant issues Hoop Dreams explores.

Join us for this special event to benefit the Kartemquin Films Development Fund. The Kartemquin Films Development Fund will provide critical seed money in support of ­ tomorrow's significant social issue documentary films.
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Can't attend on November 4th? We're also hosting special events at Columbia College Chicago on October 26th with IFP, and at the Better Boys Foundation on October 16th. Check the Hoop Dreams news and Facebook pages for more details.

www.kartemquin.com

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/Hoop_Dreams__Still_Relevant_After_15_Years_Chicago.html


Doug Block
Fri 16 Oct 2009Link

Dang, take that on the road and come to NY, Tim. Would love to be there to help celebrate a great doc and a great doc company. Give my best to Steve and Peter.


Senain Kheshgi
Sun 18 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Tim Horsburgh's post on Fri 16 Oct 2009 :

Is anyone going to film this? What a great event.


Sara Booth
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link

Hello All,
I'm producing a one day shoot in Boston this Thursday for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(www.rwjf.org) documenting a teen led event to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence among young people. Could anyone recommend a documentary style photojournalist who could shoot stills of the event? We're looking for local talent in Boston, someone who is unobtrusive, who can tell a story through moments, and of course high production value. Any suggestions?


Julia Welbourne
Mon 19 Oct 2009Link Tag

In reply to Sara Booth's post on Mon 19 Oct 2009 :

Hi Sara-
I lived and worked in Boston for 7 years and can recommend you contact Natasha Moustache: (www.natashamoustache.com, nlmphoto@gmail.com, 617-869-4742)
Full disclosure: she's a friend, but she's very talented and versatile. I think she's been doing a lot of club-type photography lately to pay the bills, but even if her style is not what you are looking for, she would be a good resource for other photo people in the area. I'll try to think of who else is working there...

Good Luck!


Ryan Ferguson
Tue 20 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Tim Horsburgh's post on Fri 16 Oct 2009 :

i definitely need to check this out. it really does sound great.

oh... and doug, new york can just keep their dirty paws off of kartemquin... you have enough great doc makers, companies, and events thank you very much!

Edited Tue 20 Oct 2009 by Ryan Ferguson

Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Oct 2009Link

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Celebrating its 11th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival (California, USA) is open for submissions. Take advantage of our Early Bird Deadline and save.

The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. The 2010 NBFF will host red carpet Opening and Closing Night Gala Celebrations, International Spotlight events, an Action Sports Film Series, an Environmental Film Series, a Family Film Series, a Collegiate Showcase, a Youth Film Showcase and a free Seminar Series.

The Festival runs from April 22nd to April 29th, 2010.

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22 – 29, 2010

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
SUBMIT NOW AND SAVE!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Oct 2009Link

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 23!

Early Bird Deadline approaching!

SUBMIT NOW AND SAVE

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 23
Features $35
Shorts $30

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22-29, 2010

For more information on submitting, visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Virendra Valsangkar
Sat 24 Oct 2009Link

In reply to Jonathan Bland's post on Fri 28 Aug 2009 :
Hello Jonathan, I am a documentary maker and an editor based in Pune, India. Your project sounds good and interested me coz I am very much interested in auroville. I wonder if I can be helpful to you in this project in some way.I would like to be a prt of this project. You can also contact me on v_virendra@hotmail.com


Doug Block
Sat 24 Oct 2009Link

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
Wed 28 Oct 2009Link

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 www.script-tonic.com 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
Wed 28 Oct 2009Link

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.

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Lisa Liu
Thu 29 Oct 2009Link

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
Thu 29 Oct 2009Link Tag

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: tl@thomaslennonfilms.com

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.

Edited Thu 29 Oct 2009 by Doug Block

Lisa Liu
Fri 30 Oct 2009Link

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


Stefan Immler
Sat 31 Oct 2009Link

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 @ giganova.com

Thanks,
Stefan


Lisa Liu
Sun 1 Nov 2009Link
Stefan, I'm not a web designer, but I can give you some suggestions.
Edited Fri 25 Jun 2010 by John Burgan

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 2 Nov 2009Link

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).

WHAT'S SCREENING?

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?

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

WHERE?
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.

COST?
$5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org


Nicole Opper
Thu 5 Nov 2009Link

Hi D-Word friends: I'm looking to rent out my edit suite which I won't be in need of for at least another six months. I'm also open to bartering for access to a good HD camera kit (ideally the Panasonic HVX200) since I'll be back in production mode soon. Thank you!

A list of the goods (all bought a year ago and in top condition):

POST EQUIPMENT
MacPro 8-core Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/2GB/GeForce 8800
GT/320GB/16x Superdrive/Bluetooth
Dual Samsung 245T Syncmaster 24” LCD Monitors
Sony HVR-M15U 1080i HDV VTR (DV Deck)
Internal 1.5TB RAID media drive 6GB Mac Pro 800MHz RAM
Edirol MA-15DBLK Digital Monitors/Speakers
APC Back-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V
Canon Canoscan LIDE90USB Color Flatbed Scanner
Lightscribe DVD burner
Applecare for Mac Pro
Airport Wireless Card for Mac Pro
All necessary cables

Software includes:
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 / Final Cut 6.0.3
Cinema Tools
Soundtrack Pro
DVD Studio Pro, Toast, DiscLabel
Photoshop CS3, After Effects CS3, Illustrator CS3
Microsoft Office

I can also throw in a big sturdy desk and comfortable swivel chair! And I will deliver it to you myself. I also have a lot of production equipment I won't be needing for awhile too, including a DVX camera,
if anyone's interested.

Please email to negotiate rates!
nicoleopp@gmail.com
www.offandrunningthefilm.com


Felix Endara
Thu 5 Nov 2009Link

DocuClub in November!

Once again, we are thrilled to partner with Tribeca All Access for our November DocuClub. The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m., at the Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street (corner of Laight, on block below Canal). You can take the 1, A, C, E, trains to Canal Street.

We will screen a rough cut of BEIJING TAXI by Miao Wang. The feature-length documentary vividly portrays the ancient capital of China going through a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers thread through the morphing city of Beijing confronted with modern issues and changing values. Though each faced with their own struggles with modernity, the three characters radiate a warm sense of humanity. With stunning imagery of Beijing combined with a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, the audience experiences a visceral sense of the common citizens’ persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. Its society is living through enormous contradictions adjusting to a new capitalist system from a Communist-ruled and educated society. BEIJING TAXI uses the Olympic games as the backdrop for the film. The Olympics is the biggest metaphor and China’s coming-out party to mark this era of China in transition. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey into fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though the destination is unknown, they continue to forge ahead.

Born and raised in Beijing, Director Miao Wang immigrated to the United States in 1990. Her first documentary, YELLOW OX MOUNTAIN, has screened at over twenty festivals, received a Best Short Film Award and a broadcast on WNET Thirteen. Wang has worked as an assistant at Maysles Films, and has edited documentaries for PBS and programs for National Geographic. For BEIJING TAXI, Wang has received grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts. She has participated in the IFP Filmmaker’s Lab, Tribeca All Access, and Independent Film Week and currently splits her time between New York and Beijing. BEIJING TAXI is her first feature-length documentary.

Producer Ivana Stolkiner was born in Argentina, and moved to New York in 1998. After graduating with honors from Hunter College’s film program in 2004, Stolkiner assisted the producers of Kartemquin Films in several award-winning documentaries--MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA, MILKING THE RHINO and IN THE FAMILY, among others. She has assisted Engel Entertainment in films for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and has also served as an associate producer at Pacific Street for the documentaries IN DEBT WE TRUST and BEYOND WISE GUYS.

Editor Sikay Tang received her film training with Spike Lee’s production of JUNGLE FEVER (1991) and MALCOM X (1992). A year later, during the making of her first video, Tang began her interest in film editing. Her editing credits include the documentaries CHISHOLM 72: UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED (2004) by Shola Lunch, and THE GOOD SOLDIER (2009) by Michael Uys and and Lexy Lovell. Tang works as a film and video editor and lives in New York City.

Our moderator will be Adella Ladjevardi, Grants Manager at Cinereach, a not-for-profit organization that facilitates the creation of films that “challenge, excite, innovate, offer new perspectives and inspire action.” Most recently, she was the Associate Producer for 2009’S MY NEIGHBOR, MY KILLER, a documentary feature by Emmy-award winner Anne Aghion. Ladjevardi was also Associate Producer for the four-hour cut of acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s 2008 documentary mini-series FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN, broadcast on the BBC and SBS; and served as the Distribution and Outreach Manager for the educational and non-theatrical markets for FLYING’s six-hour version. Prior to working with Fox, Adella worked for three years in marketing and publicity at documentary film distributor Icarus Films. She was also Associate Producer of Tanaz Eshaghian’s 2002 short doc I CALL MYSELF PERSIAN: IRANIANS IN AMERICA, broadcast on PBS and screened at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight. Ladjevardi received a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

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

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul


Michael Fox
Tue 10 Nov 2009Link

Mendocino Film Festival's Call for Entries
Final Deadline Dec. 1, 2009
www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org

Set in the historic village of Mendocino on the spectacular Northern California coast, the Mendocino Film Festival (June 4-6, 2010) has been praised by attending filmmakers as “a filmmaker’s film festival,” an intimate gathering place for independent artists hailing from across the country and around the globe.

The Mendocino Film Festival offers attending filmmakers the warmest hospitality for three nights in the private homes, lodges, and inns of Mendocino and neighboring communities. With screenings and discussions by day, filmmakers and audience members gather in the evenings for informal celebrations and special events. Gatherings include an opening reception and a private filmmakers’ party at an historic Victorian home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere is profoundly relaxed, intimate and festive.

"The Mendocino Film Festival is the near perfect film festival. It is about great films, talented filmmakers and wonderful film lovers, all set in a breathtakingly beautiful place," said filmmaker Adrian Belic.

The festival has been proud to host beloved documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, actor Carl Lumbly, actor and activist Danny Glover, Sydney Pollack, documentary theoretician Bill Nichols, Academy Award nominees Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, and many others.

The Mendocino Film Festival focuses on creative kinship and great films. Filmmakers come to Mendocino to turn off their cell phones, hike our beautiful coastline and share their work with passionate colleagues and attendees. Mendocino is known for its artistic and politically active population—our audiences are informed, engaged and supportive.

Located on the Northern California coast a scenic three-hour drive from San Francisco, Mendocino is a charming and historic village with everything in walking distance. The town’s unforgettable setting has served as the backdrop for over sixty films, including East of Eden, Same Time Next Year, Summer of ‘42, The Russians Are Coming, The Majestic, and Murder She Wrote.

The Mendocino Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit entries by Dec. 1, 2009, to one of these special categories:

• Films on the Arts – Films on the lives, work and creative process of artists in the visual, literary, applied and performing arts.
• Films for our Future – Environmental, social justice, and spiritually themed films that offer models, solutions, and inspiration for our future.
• Documentary Features – Strong, well-crafted stories that inform, infuriate, inspire and change how we see the world.

For full details and submissions, go to:
www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org


Matt Sharp
Wed 11 Nov 2009Link

BRIDGE INT'L SCREENPLAY COMPETITION – Call for Scripts 2009
Creating opportunities for writers on a global scale!

Accepting screenplays thru Nov 19, 2009.

Back by popular demand is the 2nd Annual Bridge International Screenplay Competition. We are currently accepting screenplays and teleplays from around the world. Don't miss this priceless opportunity to have your work in front of over 8,500 industry professionals. Submitting your script is fast and easy with our simple online entry form.

Thanks to the overwhelming response we received last season from writers world-wide, we're able to offer $10 entry fees this year! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Submit today!

$10 ENTRY FEES – Submit Your Script Now!

http://www.submitbridge.com/submit.php


Stefani Saintonge
Thu 12 Nov 2009Link

MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University is hosting a screening of Made in L.A. tonight at 7pm. The film will be shown on the university campus in Breslin 211 following a guest speaker.

Information about the film:
Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.
Guest Speaker: Nadia Marin, Attorney / Executive Director, the Workplace Project of Long Island.


Matt Peterson
Sat 14 Nov 2009Link

Ongoing series of non-fiction screenings in NYC: Red Channels (www.redchannels.org). Today we start a Jackie Raynal retrospective at UnionDocs in Brooklyn.


Tailinh Agoyo
Mon 16 Nov 2009Link

NEW DOCUMENTARY RESOURCE WEBSITE that offers weekly free teleseminars/webinars.

www.documentaryhowto.com

The DocuMentors website gives you a fun, supportive, money-saving way to stay ahead of the curve in the documentary industry. If you are new to the field, membership will save you years of time navigating the ins and outs of a very complex field. If you are a veteran, there’s plenty here for you too – the latest equipment info, funding updates, and filmmaker case studies. New features and content are being added weekly.

DOC TALKS
Enjoy privileged access to DOC TALK calls, our teleseminar series with documentary industry experts. You don’t want to miss this biweekly event, packed with the latest info on everything from raising documentary money to getting into the best film festivals and more. Plus, listen to the inspiring and encouraging real world stories of how award-winning filmmakers have made their films a reality. You’ll have access to the DOC TALK Archive and can listen to the recorded calls at your leisure.

DOCUMENTORS TOOL KIT
Get exclusive access to everything you need to make your documentary happen now. This rich, up-to-the-minute treasure trove of documentary resources includes:
Fundraising Materials that will guide you down the tricky path of fundraising
Sample Trailers that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from various foundations and funders
Funded Proposals that have been awarded monies from sources such as ITVS and the Sundance Institute
Actual Budgets—Real budgets from real films. A must-have for any beginning filmmaker. A good, realistic budget gives funders confidence in you, giving you a huge edge when seeking documentary money. You’ll also get blank budget templates. (coming soon)

Templates:
Release Forms
Budget Templates (coming soon)
Crew Agreements (coming soon)
Production Forms (coming soon)
Composer Agreements (coming soon)
Distribution Agreement Templates (coming soon)

And More!

www.documentaryhowto.com


Gregg Schwenk
Mon 16 Nov 2009Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Tue 20 Oct 2009 :

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL THANKSGIVING SPECIAL DEADLINE

Submit your film now and save!

The deadline is NOVEMBER 20-

Features $45

Shorts $40

Submit on the web with Withoutabox.com and receive a discount! You can find
the NBFF submissions link to withoutabox at
www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com<http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/>

For more updates and news on special events follow us on Twitter!
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2010 Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22-29th, 2010

Amanda Salazar
Associate Director of Programming
Newport Beach Film Festival
4540 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
(949) 253-2880 ex 226
amanda.salazar@newportbeachfilmfest.com
www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

The 11th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will run April 22nd – 29th, 2010


Rob Jackson
Tue 17 Nov 2009Link

Serac Adventure Film School has spots available for the 2010 Colorado Backcountry Adventure Film School this Jan. 25th – Feb. 2nd!

Travel deep into the Rocky Mountains for life-saving avalanche training, winter backcountry skills and weather forecasting, all while making your very own film. The trip includes high-elevation snow camping and 2 overnights in a rustic backcountry cabin, part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut circuit.

What will you film? Everything from in-depth character stories and stunning landscape sequences to breathtaking powder skiing shots—you decide!

Check out the website at:
http://www.adventurefilmschool.com/expeditions/colorado_backcountry_2010/expedition_summary.php

Or, check out Behind-the-Scenes footage from last year's backcountry film school at:
http://www.adventurefilmschool.com/expeditions/colorado_backcountry_2009/expedition_overview.php

Edited Tue 17 Nov 2009 by Rob Jackson

Melis Birder
Thu 19 Nov 2009Link

We're in the process to produce DVDs for an award winning documentary The Visitors.

The film is about the passengers of a charter bus that leaves New York City every weekend for various prisons located in upstate New York, most of them long hours away from the city.

The DVDs will be available for sale from our website that is currently being updated:

http://visitorsdocumentary.com/

We need a part-time/freelance outreach, marketing person to help us bring this film to as many people as possible.

Duties include:

- Take part in our online grassroots outreach campaign by identifying audience segments and how to effectively reach them.

- Enlist fans to spread the word.

- Generate sales through partnerships with other sites, organizations, and blogs.


- Develop and manage film’s Facebook page 


- Field film screening and distribution inquiries

- Email list creation and management.

Skills Required:

• Online marketing and outreach experience
• Familiarity with film business
• Bachelors degree; film or business degree preferred
• Interest in criminal justice issues

This is a non-paid but commission based job. And some of the profits will go help the families of the incarcerated.

Thanks
Melis


Felix Endara
Tue 24 Nov 2009Link

DocuClub in December!

Our December DocuClub screening will be on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m., at Goldcrest Post (799 Washington Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort), in New York City’s West Village.

We will screen a rough cut of Jill Morley’s FIGHTING IT. While taking a personal journey into the boxing ring, FIGHTING IT explores the complexities of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, racism, and the importance of pursuing your dreams no matter what they are, what issues surround them, or gender you happen to be. It also emphasizes the value of being present and using the past to fuel your journey forward. FIGHTING IT views overcoming adversity, coping with trauma and healing from the past through the lens of boxing. The fact that such healing can take place in what many consider a violent sport is what makes these boxers’ journeys so unique and compelling.

Director Jill Morley’s STRIPPED ran on the Sundance Channel and won Best Documentary at the Women’s International Film Festival in Sydney. Her play, TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A GO-GO GIRL, was recently made into a Lifetime Movie of the Week and was published in Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 1998. Heading the Paul Taylor Dance Company Video Archive project, Morley shot, edited, and directed the company’s repertoire for their video archive. She also worked with Michael Moore as a producer and correspondent for THE AWFUL TRUTH. In addition, Morley’s Shooting Ninjas Productions specializes in corporate videos, events and performances. Some clients include Gerber, Activision, TIME Magazine, and Kiehl’s.

Our moderator will be Danielle DiGiacomo, Community Manager at IFP, the nation's oldest and largest membership organization, and premiere advocate, for independent filmmakers. Previous to that, she was Head of Documentary Acquisitions for IndiePix Films, building up the documentary feature catalogue and spearheading the successful multi-platform releases of films such as Jeremiah Zagar's IN A DREAM, Kristi Jacobson's TOOTS, and Jason Hutt's ORTHODOX STANCE. She also developed and produced the first and second annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Film. DiGiacomo has programmed in conjunction with the Woodstock Film Festival, Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, and Rooftop Films, and has presented on panels about film distribution and production at the Newport International Film Festival, Hunter College, Big Sky Documentary Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Krakow Film Festival, among others. In addition, she has taught "Contemporary Documentary" and "Documentary Distribution and Marketing" at New York University.

This is DocuClub’s last screening in 2009, so come out to support your filmmaker peers!

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

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

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


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