Monday, December 15, 2008

Special Screenings, Dec 16th and 17th

GOOD Magazine and
The International Documentary Association

Invite you to two special screenings

The Youngest Candidate on Dec. 16
Beautiful Losers on Dec. 17

Films screen in a relaxed, comfortable environment with smart post-screening Q&As with the filmmakers. They are free, but we encourage you to RSVP.

The Youngest Candidate
Film Screening - Tue 16 Dec 2008 at 07:00PM
+ Director Q&A with Jason Pollock

The Youngest Candidate is a feature length documentary film directed by Jason Pollock. It is produced by David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, in partnership with Oscar winner Lawrence Bender (producer of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'An Inconvenient Truth', etc..) and Balance Vector Productions.

It follows the story of 4 teens that ran for public office in America. Funny, inspiring, poignant, and ultimately uplifting, 'The Youngest Candidate' is not just a film about running for office. It is the coming of age story of four idealistic young adults who dared to confront the corrupt political systems in America. Through their journey these young candidates learn about fair play, leadership development, racism in politics, the importance of family, and many other lessons that they will carry with them throughout their lives. In the face of great adversity, these four young adults braved all the odds to make it to Election Day to show that regardless of the outcome, it didn't matter... It's all about how you play the game. RSVP NOW!

Beautiful Losers
Film Screening - Wed 17 Dec 2008 at 07:00PM
+ Director Q&A with Aaron Rose

Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.

In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth. RSVP NOW!

@GOOD Magazine
6824 Melrose Ave
Btwn La Brea & Highland

Both events are free and open to the public.

Intern Wanted - Psychic Bunny

Once upon a time, I tried to change the name of my company to Cream Soda
Brand Cream Soda Corporation. The other partners shook their heads and said,
³Honestly, friend, that simply will not do! We are a creative company! We do
games, and film, and video, and post! We don¹t do cream soda!² Hopelessly
surrounded and unarmed, I had no choice but to relent. Now, however, they¹ve
asked me to write the ad for our intern. It¹s an unpaid position, but you¹ll
get to help me take those bastards down, from the inside.

So here¹s what we¹re gonna do: we¹re gonna produce video. We¹re gonna edit
it. We¹re gonna do graphics and marketing. We¹re gonna go find clients and
stay in business! Then, when nobody¹s watching, we are going to scheme like
there¹s no tomorrow. There¹s only two ways this can go: One, we make this
company successful beyond anyone¹s wildest dreams; Two, we totally dismantle
it and dance on the shards! Either way, it¹s a win-win situation, with both
wins going to you, Intern!

This is a non-paying internship, for credit only. Sorry about that part. 2-3
days per week.

Burgeoning skills in animation, editing, graphics, or something like that.
Some college credit required.

Email now! Please put Cream Soda Intern in the
subject line. Include resume and a reel if you have one.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Legacy Project Screening Series at UCLA

Dear Friends!

I write to draw your attention to the Legacy Project Screening Series at UCLA. On a bimonthly basis, we select inspiring films from the Legacy Collection to screen at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater. On December 7th, we are thrilled to present an evening of films by award-winning filmmakers Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss, of Jezebel Productions (BEFORE STONEWALL, PARIS WAS A WOMAN), who recently deposited several of their highly-acclaimed documentaries with the Legacy Project.

This trio of films depict some of the most talented and rousing lesbian artists of the past hundred years in literature, art and music. See what it was really like in Paris at the turn of the century when Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes and Colette among others were having all-female parties, inspiring each other and writing seminal works as they considered their sexuality and the world around them. Listen to some of the music made by the multi-racial all-women 16-piece jazz band of the 1940s – you will be smitten by African American couple, legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas!

This literature and music has historically been crucial in helping people find the courage to accept themselves, love themselves and find the strength to be who they are. Join us on December 7th and see why! Please forward this to friends who are interested also!

- Kristin Pepe, Legacy Project Manager

Si TV internship

It is a pleasure to introduce myself as the new Director of Human Resources at Sí TV.

Sí TV is the only English-Language television network for American Latinos; delivering a mix of reality, comedy, music and lifestyle programming inspired, influenced and generated by its viewers. We are currently seeking motivated & creative individuals to be apart of our new internship program in 2009. An internship with Sí TV is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience in the entertainment industry!

Departments hiring interns for the WINTER / 1st Quarter include:

* Human Resources
* Production
* Post Production

Other departments, not currently listed, may have opportunities throughout the year. Therefore, we encourage students to apply year-round

This is a NON-PAID program. To be eligible students must be enrolled in a credited internship course, and must be able to present proof of course credit. Students must be of college standing (freshman or above) and be available to intern 16-30 hours per week.

I kindly ask that you share the attached flier with your student body. If you require additional information or have any questions regarding Sí TV, please feel free to contact me at 323.543.2780 or via email at

I look forward to building a lasting relationship with your institution & providing your students with skillful opportunities.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Play Festival Submissions!

New Play Festival submissions are due Wednesday December 10, 2008 by
You may turn in an electronic copy to Laural Meade ( or
Beatrice Gonzales ( OR you may turn in 3 hard copies to
Beatrice in Keck Theater, Room 202 (see instructions below).

The New Play Festival is a weekend of staged readings and workshop
productions of student written plays, February 19-22, 2009. The
productions are professionally directed with some professional actors
and many student actors.

Any original play written by a current Oxy student will be accepted.

If you are turning in the three hard copies, please follow the following
* Put your name on the front cover only. DO NOT put your name on
every page.
* Include on the cover a phone number and email address where we
can reach you over the winter break. We will notify you on whether or
not your play was accepted at this time. Please check your email since
there is important information for those chosen.)

Please be advised that if your play is selected you will have certain
responsibilities as a New Play Festival writer including:
* attending at least 50% of rehearsals
* being open to input from your collaborators with a mind to
re-writing and developing our play
* attending set-up and strike days
* working with your director and the festival producers to mount
the piece (casting, fundraising, marketing, assembling a design team,
production assistance, etc.)

Auditions will be held at the beginning of next semester, please watch
your email for more information.

Please contact me or Laural ( or ext. 2771) if you have
any questions.
Beatrice Gonzales
Occidental College
Department of Theater

Psycic Bunny Internship

Well, before Thanksgiving and the flurry of holidays hits, I¹d like to let
you know we¹re ready to start considering Spring semester interns! In fact
if you have a student who would like to get a jump on things we¹d take the
right candidate right now!

Do you have an interest in doing film and video production, video games,
commercials, or advertising? Great. Get in line. Now let¹s start over.
Do you have an interest in doing film and video production, video games,
commercials, or advertising in DOWNTOWN LA, at PSYCHIC BUNNY? You are awesome!

This is a non-paying internship, for credit only. Sorry about that part. 2-3
days per week.

Burgeoning skills in animation, editing, graphics, or something like that.
Some college credit required.

Email Please put Spring 09 Intern in the subject
line. Include resume and a reel if you have one.

Psychic Bunny is a multi-disciplinary design and production company that
produces cutting-edge corporate marketing, branded communications,
educational experiences, and original content. Our holistic approach to
media is rooted in our diverse experiences as designers, artists,
interactivists, writers, technicians, and filmmakers.

We create experiences, and we create the media that make experiences better.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saint and Sinners: One Path in Laurel Canyon

The Dept of Religious Studies will have a film event in December that I want to keep you informed about.

A friend of mine, Dyanne Asimow, has just completed a documentary film--a character study--about an unusual man in Laurel Canyon. The film is called "Bill's Mountain" but the event title will be "Saints and Sinners: One Path in Laurel Canyon." Dyanne will introduce the film briefly, show it (one hour), and then respond to questions after.

December 6
Weingart 117.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Production Intership!

Independent production company seeks self-motivated production and post-production interns to assist two to three days per week for a 3-month internship.

This is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates to gain valuable experience in their chosen field while at the same time learning how an independent production company operates.

By the end of the internship, production interns will have gained valuable on-set experience and practical experience with a wide range of equipment including both camera and lighting, culminating in camera operation on a professional set.

Post-production interns will gain training in Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, and DVD Studio Pro. By the end of their third month, Post interns will receive editorial credit on an ongoing series.

Internships are unpaid but college credit is available. Please include your resume and indicate which internship (Production or Post) you are applying for in your cover letter and subject heading.

Sunny Rashidi
Production Coordinator
Martini Crew Booking, LLC
908 Parkman Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel: 323.665.5274

Assistant Job - Vector Picture Studios

Looking for a dedicated, savvy assistant for a machinima recording session
on Saturday Nov 15th in South Pasadena.

We have 9 actors coming to record the voice parts for a 20 webisode-to-DVD
series which will be shot inside Second Life and distributed on the web
during 2009.

It's the story of a demon fighter who tries to bottle up the demons who
plague her father into the online world of Second Life. But she becomes
trapped inside with them and must fight her way out.

More about the project can be found at

I need someone to supervise the script during our all-day recording session
to take notes, watch the time, and make sure we get everything. We'll be
starting at 8:30 am and hopefully will be done by 6:30. There's modest pay
available. This is the voice session, but there might be other work down the

Please contact Vector Hastings at (626) 310-7710 or at

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ivy Film Festival

Greetings from the Ivy Film Festival!

As publicity coordinators of the 2009 season, we are proud to announce the dates for this year's festival. This year's festival will take place from April 10 to 12, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently open for submissions from all university-level filmmakers and screenwriters.

As the largest completely student-run festival in the world, the Ivy Film Festival provides undergraduate and graduate filmmakers from around the world with a quality venue for their work, encouraging and rewarding their creative efforts. We offer opportunities for filmmakers to learn from one another, and expose them to the expertise and experience of talented industry professionals. The festival assists exceptional student filmmakers and screenwriters in attaining the recognition their work deserves. We present selected films and screenplays to a wide audience, and a panel of celebrity judges (including directors, producers, writers, and agents) views the best selections from the festival. Winning filmmakers and screenwriters receive prizes that aid them in their continuous pursuit of their art.

The Ivy Film Festival attracts a number of industry leaders and luminaries. Past guests have included Doug Liman, John Cho, Chan-wook Park, Adrian Brody, and Wes Craven, just to name a few. Last year, in 2008, we had the privilege of hosting both Tim Rothman and Martin Scorcese. In addition, the Ivy Film Festival has also showed advanced screenings of a wide range of films, including: *Eagle vs. Shark* (2007)*, **Brick* (2006), *Half Nelson *(2006), *Murderball *(2005), and *Supersize Me* (2004).

Submission season has already begun and we are currently accepting films and screenplays. Please submit your films (short or feature length) and/or screenplays (short or long form) to the 2009 Ivy Film Festival online at or through the mail (visit for more details). The deadlines are as follows:

*Regular deadline (December 31, 2008): *
First film submission - $20
Additional submissions - $10

*Late deadline (February 14, 2009):*
First film submission - $30
Additional submissions - $15

*Without A Box Extended deadline (February 21, 2009):*
First film submission - $45
Additional submissions - $20

Please visit for

more information and festival updates.

If you have any questions or concerns about submissions or the festival, feel free to contact us at We look forward to receiving your films and screenplays!

NYC Pavement Pieces, Michelle Delateur

Michele DeLateur 08 is now in her second month of the Journalism and Documentary Graduate Program at NYU in New York. She has hit the ground running, learning the AVID editing system and posting these Web Reports on the election and the people of New York City as part of the NYC PAVEMENT PIECES.

Check 'em out!

For more info on the program, give Michelle a shout at

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MUSE young directors night

In March, MUSE is putting on a film screening called Young Directors Night at the LACMA. We screen 7-10 short films and end the evening by giving the Art of Film award to the best
in show. There is no entry fee and the film would be exposed to some great
artistic minds!


Submissions currently being accepted

Muse, LACMA’s membership program for young artists and art enthusiasts, presents their eighth annual Young Directors Night (YDN) coming up in March 2009 (exact date tba). YDN is a celebration of film, showcasing seven to ten shorts by up-and-coming directors in Los Angeles. The evening features a competition for the Art of Film award, to be determined by a host committee- a panel of four luminaries- along with the audience. The award will be given to the best in show.

This event brings together directors, artists, industry figures, LACMA members, and friends to enjoy the films of emerging filmmakers. Consistently selling out LACMA’s 600-seat Bing Theater, the program is dedicated to giving young directors exposure, networking opportunities, and a creative audience. With a mission to elevate the experience of supporting the arts, Muse creates behind the scenes programs like the Young Director’s Night, offering its members a dynamic balance of social, educational and philanthropic activities.


If you are interested in submitting your film to Muse’s Young Directors Night please be sure your film meets the following requirements.

-Submitted in a DVD or VHS format
-No longer than 30 minutes
-Received no later than February 1st, 2008

Send To

Muse Program Submissions
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For further information and questions email muse@lacma.ORG

James Longley's Gaza Strip Movie Showing

Join DWA 241, the DWA department, and One Voice as they jointly sponsor a showing of James Longley's Gaza Strip.

Date/Time: Thursday Nov 6th at 5:30
Place: Mosher 302
Food: Baklava
Drink: Tea
Director: Gaza Strip was James Longley's first documentary; in 2006 his Iraq in Fragments received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.

Movie details:
Gaza Strip is an extraordinarily vivid documentary, done in cinema verite style without scripted narration. It opens a painful eye on the day-to-day realities of the life of youth in the Gaza Strip circa 2001.

Fred Rogers Memorial $10,000 Scholarship

I wanted to let you know that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Foundation has begun accepting applications for the 2008-2009 Fred
Rogers Memorial Scholarship and once again this year, we will be
awarding three $10,000 scholarships to students looking to pursue
careers in Children's Media.

The following link provides details for the scholarships:

I will be happy to provide you with a poster and/or a one sheet which
can be displayed on campus to help spread the word to students about the
scholarships and encourage all students who qualify to apply.
Furthermore, I am available to answer any questions that you may have
regarding the scholarships. I can be reached directly at 818.754.2850 or
by e-mail at Thank you for taking the time to review
my inquiry and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.


Adam Philbin
Director of Marketing
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
5220 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818.754.2850 (Phone)
818.761.2827 (Fax)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

True Entertainment Internship

True Entertainment (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Battle of The Bods, A
Baby Story, Mystery Diagnosis) is seeking highly qualified development/
office interns for January placement. Internship is a great
opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of non-scripted development.
Please have a passion for reality television and excellent
communication and writing skills. Must have a positive attitude, be a
team player, excellent internet research ability, pop culture savvy,
be reliable, punctual, and not afraid to give ideas and opinions if

Responsibilities include attending development meetings,
brainstorming, research, tracking, logging/transcribing footage, and
light office duties. Unpaid, must receive college credit. Please e-
mail resume and cover letter to Beth Bigler:
with LA INTERN in the subject line. Thanks!

A bit about our company:

True Entertainment's parent company is Endemol, the creator of world-
wide television phenomena like Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition, Big Brother and Fear Factor. True Entertainment joined the
Endemol family in 2003 and has staked out a leading position at the
intersection of fact and fiction. Focusing on real-life documentary
series, True Entertainment uses powerful storytelling to transcend the
limits of genre and bring real stories about real people to television
audiences around the world.True Entertainment is no stranger to real-
life dramatic programming. In October of 2008, True debuted the highly
anticipated series The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo. True
pioneered the work-place reality genre with Trauma: Life in the ER for
TLC. Discovery's Mystery Diagnosis is a highly-rated series profiling
real people and their personal medical mysteries. Complimenting these
dramatic documentary and investigative series, True has embraced its
softer side with a suite of wedding and family programming spanning
multiple networks. Now in its 6th season, Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?
captures the humor and chaos of wedding planning. Married Away
explores the outrageous dramas of destination weddings and the
upcoming special My Celebrity Wedding recreates stars' weddings for
civilians. With over 500 episodes on the air, the multi-Emmy Award
winning A Baby Story continues to be one of the top-rated programs on
television. True produced HGTV's breakout hit Design Star, Fox
Reality's Battle of the Bods, as well as numerous other shows in
various genres.

Please let me know if you need any more information. Thanks so much
and have a wonderful day.

Beth Bigler
Development Coordinator

an Endemol Company

9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310.860.9914 Ext. 263
AIM: bethbigler

2 upcoming FREE Career Seminars: Special FX/Scoring for Film

Movie Magic: Inside Visual Effects
Monday, December 1, 2008
7:00 to 8:30pm
The Goethe Institut

5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100


TO REGISTER: Please go to, email or call

Hear from these top professionals on the art and science of creating special
effects, and what you will need to break into this exciting industry.

Cody Harrington, Senior Technical Director, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Erika Wangberg Burton, Executive Producer, Rhythm and Hues
Kelly Port, Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Domain
Ryan Tudhope, Visual Effects Supervisor, The Orphanage
Moderator: Jody Duncan, Editor, Cinefex Magazine


Movie Music: Composing for Film
Monday, December 2, 2008
7:00 to 8:30pm
The Goethe Institut

5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100

World-famous composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Gone Baby Gone,
Chronicles of Narnia) sits down with USC's Brian King to discuss his
creative process and what led him to a career in the film industry. Hear
advice on how to break into the biz from one of Hollywood's most in-demand


TO REGISTER : Please go to, email or call

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PBS Video Your Vote

Judy Woodruff, of PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, calls on voters to film their Election Day experience as part of PBS and YouTube's Video Your Vote effort.

Monday, October 13, 2008

"Come Out and Vote" Video Contest

This year, the Human Rights Campaign is holding a "Come Out and Vote"
video contest to celebrate National Coming Out Day while bringing
attention to the importance of the upcoming election.

You can find out more about the contest by visiting

We want to hear from as many students as possible

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Freewaves Hollywould Festival

Freewaves' Hollywould festival kicks off in a few days.

Just a quick note to let you know that the schedule, map and electronic version of the
press kit are up for your use.

See our site at www . freewaves . org

A list of participating artists should also be up on our site SOON!

Later in the month, we will have the full festival site up with streaming content,
work descriptions and artist bios. We will notify you when the web project is online.

For those planning to be in Los Angeles for the festival, you and a guest are
invited to attend the exclusive opening night reception at the Roosevelt Hotel on
Thursday. All you need to do is RSVP at the link below and identify "Freewaves" in
the art organization box. Then, at the event desk, let them know you are a
2008 Freewaves artist.

Make your reservation here:

LACE, at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, is festival ground zero. During the festival,
anyone can drop into LACE for info on videos, event details, maps, schedules,


October 16-22 at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica

This eclectic 11 film showcase featuring 10 Los Angeles premieres of new

European produced documentaries is an opportunity to journey into
unfamiliar cultures and subcultures and to meet some unique individuals as
viewed through a contemporary European lens. At the core of these films,
are the stories of citizens of the world making their way in the 21st
century -- following or breaking tradition in human experiences that by far
supersede geographic borders.

Wine and Cheese reception in between films each night.

Thursday, October 16 - 7:30 PM - Triple Feature

Los Angeles Premiere!
2008, Sweden, 14 min. Dir. Linda Blomqvist. A documentary portrait of a
Saami artist living alone in the untouched wilderness of Lapland in
northern Sweden. Remote living allows him the undisturbed space for his
philosophies on life and continuous inspiration for his art.
[] more...

Los Angeles Premiere!
2007, France, 54 min. Dir. Georgi Lazarevski.Ninety-year-old Aime Helbing
has spent his life being practical and decides it is time to change.
Taking off to Morocco with his grandson (Lazarevski), joined only by a
small camera crew, Aime experiences what he has always dreamt of. A poetic
journey -- the film, which premiered at the 2007 SilverDocs Film Festival,
".offers the message that one is never too old to embrace life's joys
and challenges." -- Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
[] more...

Los Angeles Premiere!
2008, Belgium, 51 min. Dir. Agnès Bensimon.An intimate look at an
extraordinary, nomadic Jewish family of clowns, musicians and jugglers who
have passed on the circus arts, as well as Judaism, from one generation to
another for the past 200 years.
[] more...
Discussion after films with director Agnès Bensimon (SOUS LE CHAPITEAU

Friday, October 17 - 7:30 PM - Double Feature

Los Angeles Premiere!
2007, Italy, 50 min. Dir. Giovanni Calamari.Martha mirrors an ancient
mountain environment with its traditions, tales and scented herbs, but
also hard work and loneliness. She wanders the Sciliar Highlands for
self-realization, which her fellow villagers call "Martha's disease," but
the headstrong young woman discovers her magic self. Winner of the 2005
"Autori da scoprire" for Best Story.

Los Angeles Premiere!
2007, Austria, 87 min. Dir. Miriam Unger.This is a film about life. Eight
women, who grew up Jewish in Vienna until 1938, now live in New York,
where they rebuilt their lives. Director Miriam Unger encounters them with
great emotion, providing insight into extremely personal areas of their
lives. The film catches the twinkle in their eyes and the openness of
their faces but also their tears when remembering the unforgettable.
[] more...
Discussion in between films with director Giovanni Calamari (MARTHA,

Saturday, October 18 - 7:30 PM - Double Feature

2007, Switzerland, 112 min. Dir. Pierre-Yves Borgeaud.Grammy-winning
musician Youssou N'Dour's musical journey around the globe, from Atlanta
to Bordeaux. He is accompanied by his friend, a blind pianist, and the duo
immerse themselves in gospel and jazz. The film culminates in a concert in
Goree, an island off the coast of Senegal. []

Los Angeles Premiere!
2007, Germany, 90 min. Dir. Sung-Hyung Cho. Every year during the first
weekend in August, the quiet town of Schleswig-Holstein becomes a meeting
spot for the Wacken Open Air Festival, 40,000 heavy metal fans and the
bands that they come to support. An inevitable clash arises between the
rural community and the metalheads.
[] more...

Sunday, October 19 - 7:30 PM - Double Feature

Los Angeles Premiere!
2008, U.K., 60 min. Dir. Kat Mansoor.At once, a powerful, painful and
humorous portrait of graphic artist Johnny Hicklenton's (Judge Dredd and
2000 AD) battle with multiple sclerosis over a six year period. Living in
an increasing state of immobility, Johnny escapes the confines of his
front room through his artwork. [] more...

Los Angeles Premiere!
2004, Romania/France, 70 min. Dir. Alexandru Solomon.The 1959 Romanian
National Bank robbery in Bucharest became a chilling piece of proto-reality
television -- Stalinist style. Authorities arrested six suspects -- all
high-ranking members of the nomenklatura -- who agreed to re-enact their
crimes in a filmed "docudrama." Despite expectations of a pardon, they
were executed. Director Alexandru Solomon's film is both a bizarre
re-creation and an evocation of a lost world of Romanian Stalinism.
[] more...

Wednesday, October 22 - 7:30 PM - Double Feature

Los Angeles Premiere!
2006, The Netherlands, 90 min. Dir. Michiel van Erp.In his
tongue-in-cheek style, director Michiel van Erp explores the Dutch tourism
industry, following organizers behind events and attractions -- from the
director of the Efteling theme park's creation of a new ride to a store
manager preparing for a Christmas sale. A look at how the Dutch spend
vacation time. []
more (Dutch)...
more (English)...

Los Angeles Premiere!
2007, Principality of Liechtenstein, 71 min. Dir. Daniella Marxer.A
behind-the-scenes look at an exclusive boarding school high in the Swiss
mountains, where youngsters from the most influential families live lives
apart from each other. Director Daniella Marxer looks at day-to-day life
governed by strict and traditional values. Originality is not tolerated and
threatens the system of the community.
Discussion in between films with producer Evelien Jansen (PRETPARK
Series compiled by IDA, the American Cinematheque and all the consulates
and film commissions involved.

Click here for more trailers, information and detailed film listings.

American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre1328 Montana Avenue, Santa
Monica, CA 90403
[] -
323.466.FILM - tickets:


INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)

Busy boutique talent agency located in Santa Monica, California is seeking a fall/winter intern (October-December). Seeking someone organized who can also multi-task efficiently. This is not a paying position. Hours are flexible.

If you are interested, please fax your resume & cover letter to Barbara @ 310/593-6505. 9/23

Fall interns needed for Arad Productions, Inc. (Spider-Man 3, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Punisher 2, Ghost Rider, etc...). General administrative duties include phones, filing, reading scripts and writing coverage. The ideal candidate is resourceful, extremely detail oriented and great at multitasking and prioritizing. This is an unpaid internship. Students must receive college credits in order to be eligible to apply for the position.

Please e-mail your resume to 9/19

Di Novi Pictures (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN RETURNS, HEATHERS, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, A WALK TO REMEMBER, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS), a prod co with a first-look deal at Warner Bros, is seeking smart, hard-working interns for the Fall semester. Reading scripts and writing coverage is a big part of the job, as are typical administrative duties. Work with great people and learn various aspects of development. Looking for people 2-3 days/week. Unpaid.

Please email - 9/19

Overbrook Entertainment is looking for enthusiastic, professional and hard-working interns interested in learning about film development. Internship responsibilities include administrative work (answering phones, copies, filing) and development (reading, script coverage, research). Students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in development meetings. This is an unpaid internship so all applicants must be eligible to receive college credit.

Please send resume and cover letter to 9/19

Gelen Entertainment. Interns sought for talent management company based in the Sunset/Doheny area. Responsibilities include phones, script coverage, research and administrative tasks. Work directly with manager, definite opportunities to grow within the company. College credit available.

Please send resume and cover letter including days available for work to: 9/19

MANAGE-MENT (SWAT, GARDEN STATE, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, VIRGIN SUICIDES) has immediate openings for part/full time interns to assist with: office duties, research, script coverage. Internship is non-paid and College Credit is required. Room for growth.

Please email your resume and cover letter in the body of the email to 9/19

Creative executive at Columbia Pictures is looking for an intern to function as an assistant. School credit required. 2/3 days a week minimum commitment. She will help someone strong get a job after a few months. Great opportunity to get development experience and one's foot in the door. Duties would include scheduling, phones, copying, etc.

Please email resume's to 9/19

The Montecito Picture Company (Old School, Disturbia) is looking for enthusiastic interns for the fall. Candidates should be hard working, familiar with script coverage, and excited to learn about the industry in a fun, fast-paced environment. Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available if needed.

Interested applicants should email their resumes ASAP to 9/19

Imprint Entertainment (Twilight, The Riches) on Universal lot seeks highly motivated and intelligent Creative Development interns. Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available. Interns read and discuss scripts, perform extensive research and critical analysis in addition to office duties.

Send resumes to subject Internship. 9/19

Aro Entertainment. Fun and creative film/TV production company seeks motivated interns for their Century City office. It's a great opportunity to learn development at a busy company with an average of 8-10 films produced per year. This is a very hands-on internship with duties beyond answering phones, including script reading and coverage. Should be available 2+ days per week. Position is unpaid and credit is required. Please email your resume to: 9/19

Focus Features seeks PUBLICITY Interns for the FALL of 2008. Duties include breaking daily press clippings, Internet coverage, filmmakers, executives; managing periodical library; research in support of publicity campaigns; pitching promo partners, etc. Focus interns must make a 90-day commitment and receive academic credit for their work. They must commit to at least two full days and provide a letter stating that they will be receiving credit for their work here. Internships are unpaid. Candidates should be motivated, hard-working and have a desire to learn.

Please send resumes and cover letters to: 9/16

Mess Media Inc, a leading reality production company is looking for some great interns. Job includes: participate in development process; work closely with our post production facilities; Help with organizing and cataloguing production equipment; Office training in Microsoft Office (on Mac), and learning the phone system. Candidates required to have basic understanding of computers, phones and a strong interest in television production. Qualified candidate should have a car (mileage will be paid).

Please send resume/cv to 9/16

Busy Entertainment Company is seeking interns.We produce and distribute horror and niche feature films. We also manage talent (music artists/actors). Responsibilities include phones and general office work. Please be computer literate in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel with good internet research skills. Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available. Flexible hours/days. We are located in Century City.

Please email your resume with a brief cover letter to 9/16

CP Productions (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, When the Devil Knows Your Dead) on the Paramount Lot seeks enthusiastic, professional and hard-working college students or recent graduates for an unpaid development internship. This is a great stepping stone to help you learn about the business or find your next job at an agency or production company. Duties include writing coverage and standard office work; must be MAC&PC proficient and must have own transportation. Two days per week preferred.

Email resumes to 9/16

Occupant Films (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness) is searching for fall interns. Duties include general office work—copying, errands, etc—as well as development work, script reading, research and coverage. This is a small company with an opportunity to be actively involved on either the development side or the production side as we enter pre-production on a film. Candidates must be outgoing, fun, hard-working, and personable. Please send resumes to with Intern in the subject line. 9/16

High profile entertainment company seeks Interns for the Fall '08 semester. Duties range from general clerical to covering for absent assistants. Great way to get your foot in the door, and learn the inner-workings of the entertainment industry. Interns must receive and provide proof of school credit. Internship terms last a minimum of 6-12 weeks.Interns must work a minimum of 18 hours per week.

Please fax resumés: ATTN: Internships (310)-860-8336. 9/16

The Gersh Agency is looking for credit-only Literary interns. Students will perform general office responsibilities as well as script coverage to gain exposure to the client representation facet of the entertainment industry. Candidates must be personable, well-spoken.

Events coming up!

Thursday, 10/9 7:30 at Occidental College: Robert Greenwald—FREE
Greenwald is a filmmaker (Outfoxed, Wal-Mart, Iraq for Sale) and online activist who is shaping the political landscape of this election with his liberal viral videos

(see and

Friday, 10/17 7-8:30 at USC: Pecha Kucha Nights — FREE (plus Saturday workshop/screening)
Twenty slides, 20 seconds each: That’s a pecha kucha. Created in Japan and popular around the world, pecha kuchas merge performance, design and personal passion. Very cool and noteworthy designers, digital artists and activists will present their work Friday night.

Google/YouTube Seeks Video Editors for NoOn8 Marriage Equality Campaign

WIth the election less than a month away, the tide is suddenly turning sour in the fight to keep California's definition of marriage open to same sex couples. Proposition 8 would amend the California Constitution to annul al existing same sex marriages and permanently ban the possibility of other such future unions. Where California goes is historically a standard bearer for the rest of the country. A defeat here in America's supposedly most liberal state would mean a severe and irreparable blow for civil rights.

YouTube and its corporate parent Google are teaming up in these last days before the campaign to counter a barrage of paid right wing media advertisements with free counter-media against Prop 8 produced and distributed by college students on YouTube. But we need your help! Not next week, not even tomorrow. Now!

This is a great opportunity to see the popular and political power of non-corporate media play a role in social change. Get involved! If you have access to a computer and editing software, e-mail today and join the free media production team. Put it on your resume. Use it as a class assignment. Show off your production skills in a public forum where thousands of citizens will be watching. Know that you were a part of history.

CONTACT: Candy S. Cox right away to get involved and get editing!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Screening of "For the Bible tells me so" and panel

Please join us in screening this amazing film and welcoming co-producer
Helen Mendoza, Reverend Larry Keene and Rabbi Bryan Mayer to campus.

The screening of the film "For the Bible tells me so," followed by a
panel will be next
Thursday, October 9th from 7-10pm at the Center for Gender Equity
(Stewie hall lower lounge.)
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual
Life, Center for Gender Equity, Department of English and Writing, Queer
Straight Alliance and the Remsen Bird Fund.


Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm
separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the
Bible an excuse to hate?

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very
American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader
Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how
insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.
Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's
Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech,
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to
anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

New Play Festival Submissions!

New Play Festival submissions are due Wednesday December 10, 2008 by
You may turn in an electronic copy to Laural Meade ( or
Beatrice Gonzales ( OR you may turn in 3 hard copies to
Beatrice in Keck Theater, Room 202 (see instructions below).

The New Play Festival is a weekend of staged readings and workshop
productions of student written plays, February 19-22, 2009. The
productions are professionally directed with some professional actors
and many student actors.

Any original play written by a current Oxy student will be accepted.

If you are turning in the three hard copies, please follow the following
* Put your name on the front cover only. DO NOT put your name on
every page.
* Include on the cover a phone number and email address where we
can reach you over the winter break. We will notify you on whether or
not your play was accepted at this time. Please check your email since
there is important information for those chosen.)

Please be advised that if your play is selected you will have certain
responsibilities as a New Play Festival writer including:
* attending at least 50% of rehearsals
* being open to input from your collaborators with a mind to
re-writing and developing our play
* attending set-up and strike days
* working with your director and the festival producers to mount
the piece (casting, fundraising, marketing, assembling a design team,
production assistance, etc.)

Auditions will be held at the beginning of next semester, please watch
your email for more information.

Please contact Beatrice Gonzales or Laural ( or ext. 2771) if you have
any questions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Robert Greenwald is coming to Oxy!

We want you to know that the political activist, Robert Greenwald, is coming to Oxy Thursday night, 10/9, at 7:30 p.m. to talk about using new media to create social change. His online videos are a vibrant part of today's liberal political landscape, yet he will be addressing the larger topic of how media can create social change. Because details for this visit were just nailed down, we're writing to alert you to this fast-approaching event that will be of such big interest to Oxy and neighboring communities that Greenwald will be speaking in Thorne. We ask your help in getting the word out about Greenwald's visit since there is such a short window until his talk.

This is a featured CSP 99 event.

Thanks for your help in spreading the word--If you have any questions, please contact Katie Mills ( or x2784) or Colleen Sharkey ( or x1406)

Oxy's library has almost all of Greenwald's DVDS, but you and your students can view the many free, short, online videos at

Our library has
Outfoxed [videorecording] : Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism
PN4738 .O98 2004

Uncovered [videorecording] : the whole truth about the Iraq War
DS79.76 .U53 2003

Wal*Mart [videorecording] : the high cost of low price
HF5429.215.U6 W356 2005

Friday, September 26, 2008

Archives Bazaar

Archives Live! The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Southern California history comes alive in exhibits by 65 historical collections and archives on Saturday, October 25 at the USC - Davidson Conference Center. Browse rare collections, consult with experts, learn about family genealogy, preserving your own history, and numerous other topics. Presented by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries, the Bazaar offers a wealth of resources for exploring Los Angeles history, including educational programs, panels and book signing by authors, and documentary films about the hidden stories of Los Angeles neighborhoods will be shown throughout the day.

FREE Admission.

Archives Bazaar visitors receive FREE admission to Exposition Park museums, including the California African American Museum, the California Science Center, and reduced admission to the Natural History Museum (NHM). The NHM provides Teachers, Active Military and USC students FREE admission with photo ID, courtesy of NHM.

For more information visit

Location: USC - Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St. (at Jefferson Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90089. Suggested Parking is Parking Structure D, immediately east of Davidson Center.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

If you would like a poster sent to your location contact Gilbert Estrada at

RTNA scholarships

The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) is pleased to announce that it is offering three (3) scholarships up to $2,000 to college students who are working toward a career in broadcast journalism. Students are eligible if their career objective is broadcast journalism and they are from Southern California. The deadline is October 24, 2008. Please encourage any interested student to apply.

Enclosed in this mailing are fliers announcing the Scholarships and application procedure, as well as applications for your distribution.

Please post the fliers in your classroom and other appropriate areas. Students may also apply on-line at

Applicants must complete and submit the enclosed form, with three professional must be postmarked by October 24, 2008 and other documents as outlined in the enclosed application must be received no later than November 15, 2008. Finalists may be selected and interviewed by a panel of local journalists and media executives. The scholarship winners will be presented their checks and plaques at the Golden Mike Awards Banquet on January 24, 2009.

Thank you for your help and support. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, at 949-278-8349 or

(If you need the forms please contact and I will email them to you)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Occidental Film Video

We've just embedded a new video about the program under the "Program" tab on the Oxy film website that you should check out.

Freewaves 11th Festival of experimental media art

Mark your October calendar for Freewaves' 11th Festival where we will feature experimental media art along the Boulevard in Hollywood.

Come experience ART IN THE STREET (160 videos/films/media art in/on over 50 venues & locations in Hollywood over 5 days. Even the wrap-around zipper display at Hollywood & Highland will show experimental art!

- Sip a glass of vino by the David Hockney pool at the Roosevelt Hotel Tropicana Bar on the 9th with experimental shorts around and in the pool

- Treat your senses to a night of "visual music" (a live VJ/DJ event) at the Knitting Factory on the 10th featuring Berlin's Pfadfinderei, one of the world's most highly acclaimed visualist crews (

- Wander upon musical & dance performances by bicyclists (bike ballets!) during Saturday's "Streetwise Mobile Media"

All this and MORE during Freewaves' 11th biennial festival "Hollywould."

Read all about the festival at:

Most events are FREE. Invite your friends & please spread the word!

Monday, September 22, 2008

30 Below Contest!

Open to writers, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers ages 30 and under

* We are interested in narrative in the many forms it takes:
the word and the image, the traditional and the innovative,
the true and the imaginary.

* First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize
is $300. Ten finalists will be named, and all entries will be
considered for publication.

Entry deadline: October 27. No fee to enter.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Look us in the Eye - Screening

Filmmaker Jennifer Abod will be showing her movie, "Look Us in the Eye," on October 15th at 7 p.m., location TBA.

Jennifer will be on campus after the showing to discuss the process and to answer any questions.


"Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women's Project"
A New Video about Ageism and Activism
By Jennifer Abod, the producer of
The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde

In "Look Us in the Eye," Cynthia Rich, Mannie Garza and Janice Keaffaber take the stereotypes of an ageist culture and turn them on their heads. Wearing brilliant t-shirts that declare "Old Women are Your Future" and carrying their giant multi-ethnic old woman puppet, POWER (Pissed Old Woman Engaged in Revolution), The Old Women's Project refuses invisibility and proclaims that old women are part of every social justice issue.

Does Your Soul Have a Cold? - Screening

Meet Filmmaker Mike Mills and see his newest documentary.

Tuesday, 9/16/08

Fowler 302, 7 p.m.

Reception & Q&A. CSP 99 credit.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

How to use this blog

If you have no idea how a blog works, here is a quick rundown of the features on this blog.

The left hand column, where you are reading this, is where all the information will appear. The newest posts will be at the top and the older posts will be underneath. The first page will only have a week’s worth of blog posts. If you are looking for something that was posted more than a week ago then you have to look to the blog archive. Each post has a header. If you click on this header it will open up a new section of the blog, which only has that post. This allows you to see the post and all the comments that people have written about it.

Comments. Anyone can comment on any post written on here. This can be helpful if you would like to further discuss a post or if there are updates/more information to what is written. All you do is click the link that says comments under the post and a page will pop up with the option to comment.

The right hand column houses three categories. The first is "Film Links" This contains any links that are helpful to all of us in the film department. The next is "Navigation" This is a very helpful tool once there are many posts to the blog. Each post will have a set of labels. These labels will be found under the navigation. For example, if you wanted to see any updates for student projects you would click on the student projects link. This will show you every post dealing with student projects and nothing else. The last box in this column is "Blog Archive." Here you can go week by week and find past posts. It uses a drop down menu and shows the titles of all the posts. If you were looking for something that happened a few weeks ago then you can either use the navigation tool if you know the category it is under, or you can look to the Blog Archive and search through all the posts.

You might notice a small number at the bottom of the blog. This is a counter, which shows how many people have viewed the blog. This will be used to see how often people are using this resource. If people are constantly checking back here for updates and information then the blog will be updated regularly; if, however, the blog is only looked at once and a while, I will not update as often.

I hope this space can grow and become something we all use daily!

New Blog!

Welcome to the new Occidental film blog. This is a resource for everyone involved with film at Oxy, whether you’re a major, a professor, or just interested in what’s going on with the entertainment side of the college.

Here we can discus various updates, news about upcoming filming, and communicate to others about crewing, etc. This space is for us and for us to use to the fullest.

If you have anything you would like posted or any questions about this site please contact Jeven Dovey at