Saturday, January 17, 2009

LA36 Internship

Channel LA36 would like to invite your students to apply for our internship
this Spring season. We are currently accepting resumes and hope to bring
them on board ASAP. Attached is a flyer with more details about us and the
internship opportunity. I would greatly appreciate it you would please make
this info available to your students. Let me know if you have any
questions/concerns. I look forward to working with your students!

Lisa Nguyen

213.346.3864 x301

213.346.3868 fax

Channel LA36

108 W. 2nd St., Suite 108

Los Angeles, CA 90012

www.la36.org

FIRE "Freedom on Campus" Student Video Contest

PHILADELPHIA, January 7, 2009-The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is pleased to re-announce its first annual "Freedom on Campus" Student Video Contest. The contest will give college and university students from around the country the opportunity to win a $5,000 scholarship and other prizes for producing short videos about school policies or practices that stifle their freedoms on campus.


"FIRE is proud and excited to be able to expand the efforts of our Multimedia Project, and we encourage college students everywhere to join the fight for liberty on campus by participating in the 'Freedom on Campus' contest," FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. "FIRE's motto is that 'sunlight is the best disinfectant,' and we hope students all over the country will help us shine some light on abuses of basic rights on campus."


FIRE is looking for student filmmakers to document a free speech controversy on a college campus-either at their own or at another school-and produce a short film about it. Examples include instances in which someone has been punished because of his or her speech, student newspapers have been stolen or vandalized, student groups were not allowed to associate, or speech was confined to a "free speech zone," among many others. To learn more about these types of assaults on liberty, view our own documentaries at thefire.org/multimedia.


In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, the grand prize winner's video will be featured on FIRE's website and the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid invitation to the 2009 Campus Freedom Network Conference in Philadelphia, where he or she will meet with prominent free speech advocates, FIRE staff members, and other top students from around the country. Two runners-up will each receive a $1,000 award.


The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a U.S. college or university, and the video entry must be under 10 minutes in length. The deadline to enter is May 15, 2009, and the winners will be announced on May 22, 2009. To read the contest rules, please visit FIRE's contest page. Students may enter online or through the mail.


FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation that unites civil rights and civil liberties leaders, scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals from across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of individual rights, due process, freedom of expression, academic freedom, and rights of conscience at our nation's colleges and universities. FIRE's efforts to preserve liberty on campuses across America can be viewed at thefire.org.


CONTACT:
Erin Osovets, Media Associate, FIRE: 215-717-3473; erin@thefire.org

Website Interns

Would you like to be a part of the next Facebook, Digg, YouTube or Yelp?
Would you like to work directly with a man who has already founded four
successful businesses? Would you like to be paid in college credit and free
snacks?

We are a stealth web start-up, focused on user-generated content, with
elements of social networking and a whole lot of cutting-edge technology. We
are currently deep in development, and we should be publicly launching early
in 2009. We can tell you more about ourselves, and our business, once you
sign an NDA, but in the meantime, you can check us out at www.ranker.com.

We are currently looking for bright, hard-working interns to help us out
with some research, testing, and general office tasks. If you're willing to
get your hands dirty learning the ins and outs of launching a successful
website, then we encourage you to apply.

Requirements:

Duties will range from answering the phones to helping us pick graphics to
finding and summarizing the latest news on internet business method patents,
and you will be using resources ranging from Facebook to Freebase, so
familiarity with the web is a huge must. You need to be able to sit in front
of a computer for long periods of time, pay attention to the details of your
work and deal with the fact that our CEO will probably be blasting anything
from Thelonious Monk to Guns 'N' Roses depending on the day. You must also
be able to answer phones, take direction, think on your feet, use a
microwave, write a coherent sentence, and defeat an army of the undead using
only your dry humor and the chainsaw attached to your wrist. Okay, we were
kidding about the last part. But, a working knowledge of pop culture is a
huge plus, and the ability to function well in a casual business environment
is definitely a must.

Rewards:

The opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a groundbreaking new
website, and the chance to work directly with a man who knows what he's
doing when it comes to websites. All the college credit your school will
accept. And, of course, the aforementioned snacks.

For more information, please send your resume and contact info to
mollie@ranker.com.

Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner

Hello,

We are contacting you regarding the next edition of the Short Film Corner which will take place in Cannes from May 13th to May 22nd.

The Festival de Cannes has been running the Short Film Corner for five years.

A meeting place for young talent, a viewing place for short films, the Short Film Corner is a major chance for your organization to support your students professionally both for the promotion of their films as well as their projects.

Furthermore, the Short Film Corner is an opportunity not to be missed for your students to meet with worldwide professionals (directors, producers, distributors, festival programmers, short film buyers) as well as taking part to workshops, contests, round tables linked to the short film industry.

With this idea in mind, we suggest you support your students, films and your school with various promotional packages.

I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

All the best,

Alice Kharubi

Short Film Corner - Festival de Cannes

3, rue amélie

75007 Paris

tel: +33(0)1 53 59 61 30

akharoubi@festival-cannes.fr <mailto:akharoubi@festival-cannes.fr>

www.shortfilmcorner.com <http://www.shortfilmcorner.com/> / www.cinando.com <http://www.cinando.com/>