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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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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!