Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Internship Opportunity

Post Production Volunteer

Reports to: Lead AE / Post Supervisor

The Post-Production Department seeks a volunteer to assist in digitizing footage, outputting to tape, DVD authoring, basic Final Cut Pro editing, as well as compiling research and presenting reports.

Requires a minimum of 2 days/week commitment (3 days/week is preferable).
 
Volunteer should have the following skills/qualities:

*       Detail-oriented & Organized
*       Self-starter, proactive, & uses time efficiently
*       Excellent research skills
*       Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel; FileMaker is a plus
*       Tech-savvy; able to learn new programs quickly
*       Basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro is required
*       Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended
*       Familiar with the process of posting videos to YouTube and other online websites.
*       Familiar with DVD Studio Pro & Soundtrack Pro
*       Familiar with multiple video formats & codecs
*       Familiar with operating DVR / Tivo decks

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Elise Wagner,
ewagner@bravenewfoundation.org

Opportunity to work with Brave New Foundation:

Brave New Foundation is a documentary film and new media organization that focuses on social justice issues. Our mission is to use video and new media to amplify, create and tell stories that inform the public, change attitudes and motivate people to take action on important social issues.

Brave New Foundation's short videos, documentary shows and feature-length documentaries focus on issues such as immigration reform, veterans issues, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, civil rights and advancing the progressive movement.

This internship would provide an individual the opportunity to work with a cutting-edge new media organization. The work is challenging and the issues upon which we focus are always interesting and relevant. Brave New Foundation is an exciting place to work and will provide a young person with intimate knowledge of non-profit organizations, documentary film and progressive issues.

For more information, please visit our website:
www.BraveNewFoundation.org <http://www.BraveNewFoundation.org

Los Angeles Filmforum Presents!

Ann Arbor comes to Los Angeles!

Sunday October 11, 2009, 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum presents
The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour - Program 1

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-484-8846
For reservations, email lafilmforum@yahoo.com
Note change in location!

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the original and longest running independent film festival in the United States, recognized as a premiere showcase for risk-taking, pioneering and art driven cinema. The AAFF pioneered the touring film festival concept in 1964 and each year brings a selection of favorite and award-winning short films to more than 25 galleries, universities, art house theaters and cinematheques throughout the world. This program explores themes of life and death within the geography of our surroundings, and includes films from Detroit, Montreal, San Francisco, Berlin, Toronto and Tokyo.

This exciting show mixes new experimental, animation, and documentary work - a great way to catch up on what is happening in film & video art!

The festival: www.aafilmfest.org
Trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/5419558

Dahlia - Michael Langan | San Francisco, CA | 5 minutes
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/dahlia_aaff2009
An animated, fast-motion portrait that explores the bustle and permanence of a city: San Francisco. Set to a driving score of vocal percussion, this film is a high-velocity contrast of stable forms and the dynamic patterns of life.

Studies in Transfalumination - Peter Rose | Philadelphia, PA | 5 minutes [winner the Transfalumination Jury Award 47th AAFF]

http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/studiesintransfalumination_aaff2009
The visual complexities of the ordinary world - a tunnel, a clump of grass, a discarded table, a piece of rock - are examined with modified flashlights and stripped down video projectors in this otherworldly exploration of place and perception.

Passages - Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre | Montreal, Canada | 24.5 minutes
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/passages_aaff2009
An exquisitely drawn animation that tells the dramatic story of a mother giving birth to a child. Her enthusiastically awaited delivery day is turned on its head as systems go awry, jeopardizing the lives of both mother and baby.

Reincarnation - Takeshi Kushida | Tokyo, Japan | 5 minutes
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/reincarnation_aaff2009
An otherworldly and poetic portrayal of one man's journey between lives, expressed through movement, flesh and color.

Six Apartments - Reynold Reynolds | Berlin, Germany | 12.5 minutes
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/sixapartments_aaff2009
Six isolated occupants of six different apartments live their lives unaware of each other. Without drama they eat food, wander between rooms, bathe, watch television, and sleep. For them, this is life; for the viewer this is a contemplation of worlds in constant activity and decay.

Video Terraform Dance Party - Jeremy Bailey | Toronto, Canada | 12 minutes  [winner Funniest Film Award 47th AAFF]
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/videoterraformdanceparty_aaff2009;jsessionid=C82137156768C2F723157F0B7B288F82
Based on his live performances, Bailey shows off his latest software program that allows the user to design a better world. Combining improv monologue, social commentary, and interactive software, Bailey provides a platform to laugh and dance in our seats while contemplating the ways we live together.

A City to Yourself - Nicole Macdonald | Detroit, MI | 24 minutes [winner Best Michigan Film Award 47th AAFF]
http://aaff.bside.com/2009/films/acitytoyourself_aaff2009
In 1950, Detroit's population reached 1,849,568 people in the city; today there are fewer than half remaining. We hear a lot of negativity about the crumbling infrastructure of a shrinking, post-industrial city like Detroit, but what about the pluses of having a city to yourself?

91 minutes total run-time
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****TICKET PRICE & RESERVATIONS: Admission is $10 general, $6
students/seniors, free for Filmforum members, cash or check only.

We will take reservations until Saturday night, and hold reservations
until 15 minutes before the show time.

Parking on the streets.

Filmforum is selling memberships! They get you into shows for a big
discount! $60 single/$95 double. Cash or check only. Inquire at
the door, or send us an email at lafilmforum@ yahoo.com.

Coming soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:

Oct 17 - Azazel Jacobs & Ken Jacobs in person with The GoodTimesKid and The Whirled at the Egyptian Theater
Oct 18 - Ken Jacobs in person with Anaglyph Tom - 3-D film! at the Egyptian Theater
Oct 25 - Robert Beavers in person, at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Nov 1 - LOS HEREDEROS and THE ANCHORAGE - New films in conjunction with AFI Film festival, at the Egyptian

**For full and up-to-date information, please visit our website at
http://lafilmforum.wordpress.com/ or email us at lafilmforum@ yahoo.com **

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Additional support is generously provided by the American Cinematheque.

To see what else is playing at the American Cinematheque, please see http://www.americancinematheque.com

UCLA Film & Television Archive Screenings


Archive home page

302 East Melnitz • 405 Hilgard Ave • Los Angeles, CA • 90095-1323 • ph. (310) 206-8013
Calendar
Here's a look at what's happening at the Billy Wilder Theater through the Fall.

In The name of FatherUP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: IRANIAN FILMMAKERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Friday, October 9 – Friday, October 16

In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the film's principal creators. Guests will include: Reza Mir-Karimi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Mojtaba Raie and Rakhshan Bani Etemad. Read more »

Note: Films will screen at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus and the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater.

BaseballCo-sponsored by Baseball Reliquary and the Pasadena Public Library

TOUCHING ALL BASES: A BASEBALL CELEBRATION 
Friday, October 9 @ 8 p.m.

Dan Einstein, Television Archivist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, will present a special baseball-themed program as part of ArtNight Pasadena. The program will include: The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, starring Dinah and the 1961 Los Angeles Dodgers; and This is Your Life: Roy Campanella, with friends Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Don Newcomb, Willie Mays and more.

FREE Admission!

Note: Program will screen at DRW Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Additional info: http://www.baseballreliquary.org/ArtNight.htm

Hot Dogs at the MetKEN JACOBS IN PERSON 
Thursday, October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

One of the key American media artists of the postwar era, Ken Jacobs has crafted a unique, powerful and ever-evolving body of work over a career that has spanned five decades. This program showcases some of Jacobs' most recent work, all from 2009. Read more »

IN PERSON: Ken Jacobs

Night and the CityFOOTSTEPS AND FOG: BRITISH FILM NOIR 
Saturday, October 17 – Monday, October 26

French film scholars coined "Film Noir" to describe a cycle of American films dealing with dark themes with a certain cynicism and a distinct visual style. Though less acknowledged, British filmmakers also made some fascinating contributions to the style. From classics like Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949) to gritty rarities such as No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948, St. John L. Clowes), this series shines a light on noir from across the pond. Read more »

StonewallFAMILY FLICKS 
Sunday, October 18 @ 11 a.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films. Please join us for a pre-Harry Potter look at a witch-in-training: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971, Robert Stevenson), starring Angela Lansbury and Roddy MacDowallRead more »

FREE Admission!

StonewallARCHIVE PREVIEW 
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7 p.m.

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are “The Yes Men,” a unique duo of disrupters who infiltrate corporate events disguised as participants to expose the dangers of a market-ruled world. The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present a free screening of their Sundance documentary hit, The Yes Men Fix the World (2008). Read more »

IN PERSON: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno.

FREE Admission!

AmorROBERT BEAVERS IN PERSON 
Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 p.m.

This presentation of work by avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers represents the artist's Los Angeles debut, after a career spanning from the mid-1960s to the present day. Beavers will appear in person to present Amor (1980), The Stoas (1991-97), The Ground (1993-2001) and Pitcher of Colored Light (2007). Read more »

IN PERSON: Robert Beavers.

StonewallTHE HAUNTED ARCHIVE 
Saturday, October 31 @ 7:30 p.m.

Spend your Halloween with spooky films from deep in our haunted vaults. Christopher Lee stars in The City of the Dead a.k.a. Horror Hotel (1960) and Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in The Skull (1965). Boo! Read more »

VENUE
Unless noted ("Iranian Filmmakers"), 
all programs screen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 
(corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds, courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).

TICKETS
FREE admission to all "Family Flicks" programs and the Oct. 21 "Archive Preview."

Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu.

Tickets are also available at the box office starting one hour before showtime: 
$9, general admission; 
$8, Cineclub members, students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

PARKING
After 6 p.m. $3 in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. 
Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. 
Before 6 p.m., $3 for the first three hours with Museum validation.

Note: different parking arrangements apply for the "Iranian Filmmakers" events at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus. 
Parking is available adjacent to the Theater in Lot 3 for $10.

INFO
www.cinema.ucla.edu / 310.206.FILM

UPCOMING:

1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into "Hollywood's Greatest Year"

Light Matters: Joost Rekveld In Person

Saluting Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism

The Red Shoes (1948) Reprised

A Sherlock Holmes Double-Feature

The Movie That Inspired Me

Events

THE LIVING ROOM SERIES:
Movies that Made a Difference
Presented by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

three_seasonsTHREE SEASONS
THURSDAY, NOV. 12   |   7:30 PM
@ Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)

FREE ADMISSION (donations suggested)

We kick off The Living Room Series: Movies that Made a Difference, presented by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, with Tony Bui's multi-award winning THREE SEASONS. Set in modern Saigon, THREE SEASONS questions the consequences of a rapidly changing Vietnam on its people and culture. We meet the young Kien An, hired to pick lotuses for leprosy-ridden old poet Teacher Dao. Cyclo driver Hai falls for Lan, a proud young prostitute with lofty ambitions. And Woody, a street urchin, crosses paths with Hager, an American veteran searching for the daughter he left behind during the war.

Born in Vietnam and trained in Los Angeles, Tony Bui made history when THREE SEASONS captured both the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.


DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Dance Party Benefit for VC on November 7

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Ladies and Gentlemen: put on your dancing shoes! 
Join us for DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY, VC's fall fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo. 

Cut a rug to the musical stylings of The Music Company featuring Howie and Mariko, playing your favorite throwback hits from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Feel like a wallflower? Our Michael Jackson tribute will get you out of your seat and on to the dance floor. All dancers eligible for door prize. Opportunity drawings all night plus lots of other special surprises. We hope to see you there!

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
SATURDAY NOV. 7 | 7:30 PM
@ Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
815 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)

$40/person advance sales
$50/person at the door
$650/VIP table for 10 (reserved seating + gourmet hors d'oeuvres)

Buy your Dance Bids Today!

For more information, call (213) 680-4462 x28. 


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VC at AFI FEST


divine_interventionCITY OF LIFE AND DEATH
SATURDAY NOV. 1 | 1:00 PM
@ Mann Chinese 6, Theatre 6 
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles

Join Visual Communications when we co-present CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH, the latest work by Chinese director Lu Chuan (KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL). Lu Chuan's essential epic, starring Liu Ye, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei, John Paisley, Gao Yuanyuan, and Yuko Miyamoto, recreates the atrocities committed by the Japanese army during its occupation of Nanking in December 1937. 

The film begins with a ferocious battle sequence, with the last Chinese soldiers desperately attempting to hold back the invaders, then tells the story of a small group of Westerners and Chinese who engage in desperate negotiations with the Japanese invaders. Like SCHINDLER'S LIST, this astounding new film provides a rare combination of cinematic bravura and historical gravitas.

Free tickets are available to CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH and all other AFI FEST screenings - in advance at AFI.com, at the Mann Theatres (6925 Hollywood Blvd.) on October 26, or on the day of scheduled screenings via rush lines. Reserved seating can be secured by becoming a patron of the film festival and purchasing an AFI FEST Patron Pass. For more details, visit AFI.com.



CALL FOR ENTRIES:
2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


The Call for Entries period to submit your film or video to 
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set for April 29 through May 6, 2010, is now in full swing. Reminder: the Early Deadline to submit your work is  FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2009

Productions for consideration include features and shorts in the following categories: dramatic/narrative, documentaries, experimental and animation/graphic films in all genres. Entries by and/or about Asian Pacific American and Asian international producers with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific culture, history and experiences are welcome and encouraged.

To submit, follow the link below to submit your film via the Web at Withoutabox.com.  For more information, call (213) 680-4462 x68, or visit www.vconline.org.

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


WORK FOR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Join a dynamic team of individuals committed to supporting Asian American independent media. VC seeks a Sponsorship Associate to assist with fundraising efforts through corporate sponsorships for the 2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. View the Full Job Description and apply today!

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Our friends at 
CHERRY SKY FILMS are taking the plunge into the new media world with the premiere of MEGABOT, a weekly web-based series that is part "Power Rangers" and part "Voltron." The series will follow five attractive, multi-ethnic students from Anytown High who discover the mystical PowerSleeves. United, the PowerSleeves control MegaBot, a colossal crime-fighting robot designed by Lord Gaigon, who must defend Earth from BioBorg invasions, week after week. Check out the series at Atom.com.

Derek Shimoda's THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE, a Cherry Sky Film production and a past L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest selection, is now available for DVD purchase at Amazon.com; and is now streaming online at snagfilms.com.

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The ADVANCING JUSTICE CONFERENCE is an inaugural national civil rights and social justice conference. The conference aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders in one place to address a broad range of issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Taking place on October 29-30, 2009, the conference covers a variety of issues including: immigration reform and enforcement, immigrant integration, human rights, civil rights and national security, health care, Census 2010, redistricting, low-wage workers, hate crimes, and LGBT rights.

The Advancing Justice Conference is a joint project by the Asian American Institute (Chicago), Asian American Justice Center (Washington, D.C.), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles).

Early registration rates have been extended to October 2, 2009.

For more information, please visit www.AdvancingJustice.org.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crew on Short Film

CREW NEEDED FOR SHORT FILM

Summary:    The only person of color at an all white prep school has trouble blending in, even with the arrival of a black foreign exchange student. A comedic look at the dilemmas of being the “only one” in a room.

Estimated three day film shoot will take place at the end of the year, or the beginning of next year.  

Crew needed: Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Production Designer/Art Department, Sound Crew, Grips, Gaffer, Producers, PAs, AD, Script Supervisor, Wardrobe.

 

The film will be sent to various festivals and will be a great credit for one’s resume/reel.  Contact Kellie for more information.

Kellie Scott

“Only One”

KellieNsco@aol.com

310.936.2760

USC Screenings



University of Southern CaliforniaUSC
USC School of Cinematic Arts

SCA Events

Oct 17, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009
Imagining the Unimaginable: Filmmakers Respond to Genocide
Time: 4:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
Location: SCA 108, George Lucas Building, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
» make reservations for The Long Way Home
» make reservations for The Killing Fields
» make reservations for Darfur Now
» make reservations for Hotel Rwanda

The School of Cinematic Arts and
Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative
invite you and a guest to a special film conference



4:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

Saturday, Oct. 17th & Sunday, Oct. 18th, 2009


Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, SCA Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO ALL.

ELECTRONIC RSVPS REQUIRED FOR EACH FILM.



ABOUT THE EVENT


A weekend of screenings and discussions will explore how filmmakers have depicted humanity's response to genocide. On Saturday, The Long Way Home, the Academy Award-winning documentary about the Holocaust of European Jews, will be paired with The Killing Fields, the Oscar-winning feature film about the Cambodian genocide. The Sunday screenings will feature the prize-winning documentary Darfur Now and the acclaimed dramatic feature Hotel Rwanda, recounting the continuing atrocities in Darfur and the mass murders in Rwanda, respectively. In between the screenings, discussions with the filmmakers will focus on the challenges storytellers face when they confront horrors of this magnitude. Panelists will include Ted Braun, writer/director of Darfur Now; Terry George, co-writer/director of Hotel Rwanda; Mark Jonathan Harris, writer/director of The Long Way Home; and Bruce Robinson, writer of The Killing Fields.

Organized by Ted Braun and Mark Jonathan Harris (School of Cinematic Arts). Co-sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture.


SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17:

4:00 P.M. -- The Long Way Home (1997), 120 minutes
Written and Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris
MAKE A RESERVATION

Winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Documentary, The Long Way Home explores the experience of Jewish Holocaust survivors who are moved into displaced persons' camps after WWII. After many delays, more physical hardship and years of uncertainty, they are finally permitted to begin new lives in Israel and the United States.


There will be a post-screening discussion with Mark Jonathan Harris (writer/director, The Long Way Home) and Bruce Robinson (writer, The Killing Fields). Catered reception to follow in the George Lucas Building lobby.



8:00 P.M. --  The Killing Fields (1984), 141 minutes
Directed by Roland Joffé, Written by Bruce Robinson
MAKE A RESERVATION

Winner of three Academy Awards, The Killing Fields tells a true story of the friendship between Sydney Schanberg, a reporter for the New York Times whose coverage of the Cambodian War would win him a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and his Cambodian aid and fellow journalist, Dith Pran, who ends up trapped inside 1975's Khmer Rouge Revolution. A portrait of the unintended consequences of American intervention in Cambodia and the genocide that followed.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18:

4:00 P.M. -- Darfur Now (2007), 98 minutes
Written and Directed by Ted Braun
MAKE A RESERVATION

Winner of numerous awards including the 2007 NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary, Darfur Now explores the ongoing Sudanese conflict through the experiences of six individuals from around the world united by a drive to bring an end to the atrocities. Featuring unprecedented access to the people of Darfur, the film tells a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity's darkest hours.


There will be a post-screening discussion with Ted Braun (writer/director, Darfur Now) and Terry George (writer/director, Hotel Rwanda). Catered reception to follow in the George Lucas Building lobby.


8:00 P.M. -- Hotel Rwanda (2004), 121 minutes
Directed by Terry George, Written by Terry George & Keir Person
MAKE A RESERVATION

The critically acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda stars Don Cheadle as hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina. The film depicts Rusesabagina's efforts to save the lives of his family and more than 1,000 other refugees by giving them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the AFI Fest and received three Academy Award nominations.


ABOUT THE GUESTS

Ted Braun (writer/director, Darfur Now

Writer-director Ted Braun spent the first five months of 2007 in Sudan with unprecedented access to the internally displaced people of Darfur, international aid workers, the government and the rebels. The resulting documentary - his critically acclaimed first feature film, Darfur Now - was produced by the Academy Award-winning producer of Crash, Cathy Schulman, Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle, and three-time Academy Award-winning documentarian, and USC Distinguished Professor of Production, Mark Jonathan Harris. The film was financed by Participant Productions and Warner Independent Pictures, which distributed the film worldwide.

Darfur Now won the NAACP Image Award for best documentary of 2007, was named one of 2007's top five documentaries by the National Board of Review, and was nominated for best documentary by the Critics Choice Awards, the Chicago Film Critics Society, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the International Press Academy and Cinema for Peace. For his work writing and directing the picture, the International Documentary Association awarded Ted Braun their 2007 Emerging Filmmaker of the Year. In addition, the Winter 2008 issue of Movie Maker Magazine named Braun, along with Errol Morris, Oliver Stone, Robert Redford, Michael Moore and Darfur Now producer Don Cheadle, one of 25 filmmakers whose work has changed the world.

Braun taught screenwriting at Amherst College before joining the faculty at USC's School of Cinematic Arts where he is currently an Associate Professor in Screenwriting.

Terry George (writer/director/producer, Hotel Rwanda)

Terry George is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He first came to New York in 1981. His first dramatic work, the prison escape play, The Tunnel, was staged at the Irish Arts Center in New York in 1986. The Tunnel was the first of numerous collaborations with writer/director Jim Sheridan. In 1992, George and Sheridan wrote In the Name of the Father. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards including best screenplay. In 1996, George was named Young European Film Director of the Year for his directorial debut Some Mother's Son. Since then, he has written and directed numerous television shows and feature films including, A Bright Shining LieThe DistrictHart’s War, and Reservation Road. In 2004, he wrote, directed and produced Hotel Rwanda. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Screenplay. He is currently working on a feature film based on the life of the UN Diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Mark Harris (writer/director, The Long Way Home)

Professor Mark Jonathan Harris is an Academy-Award winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and novelist. Among the many documentaries he has written, produced and/or directed are The Redwoods, a documentary made for the Sierra Club to help establish a redwood National Park, which won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary (1968). The Long Way Home (1997), a film made for the Simon Wiesenthal Center about the period immediately following the Holocaust won the Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary (1997). Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport was produced for Warner Bros. and also won an Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary (2000). ??Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003), an HBO documentary he wrote on slavery in America, was nominated for an Emmy for Non-fiction Special. In 2007, he produced Darfur Now, which was nominated by The National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for best documentary of the year. The film went on to win an NAACP Image Award. His latest feature documentary as a director is The Defector, which will be released this year. ??In addition to filmmaking, Harris is also a journalist and has published short stories and five novels for children. He has taught filmmaking at the School of Cinematic Arts, where he is a Distinguished Professor, since 1983.

Bruce Robinson (writer, The Killing Fields)

ABOUT CHECK-IN & RESERVATIONS

All screenings are free of charge and open to all USC students, faculty, staff and alumni. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP list will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 30 minutes prior to showtime.

ABOUT PARKING

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Volunteers needed

Hello Side Street supporters!

ArtNight Pasadena is Friday October 9, 2009 - and Side Street
Projects is a can't miss location!

We will be planting the first official crop on the Armadillo

Side Street could use your help @ the event on Oct. 9 - anytime from
4-10 pm:

 staff the entrance table

 count visitors
 help us plant the Armadillo

ALSO, we really need volunteers to help us prepare our lot on Wed.
October 7 - anytime from 9-5 during the day.

We would be delighted to have your assistance and support for this
event.

Please contact Joey @ 626-798-7774 or joey@sidestreet.org

Thank you for your support.

All your friends at Side Street

MAIL:
Side Street Projects
PO Box 90432
Pasadena, CA 91109

MOBILE HEADQUARTERS:
730 North Fair Oaks Avenue
(NE corner of Fair Oaks & Orange Grove)
Pasadena, CA

CONTACT:
(626) 798-7774
(626) 798-7747 (fax)

INTERNET:
http://www.sidestreet.org
http://www.myspace.com/sidestreetprojects

Filmforum Intership

Independent Study/Internship Opportunity

Los Angeles Filmforum is looking for a bright student interested in experimental film, and its creation and exhibition.  The job would include:

·       Providing shooting assistance for the filming of oral history interviews. Students may operate camera or sound if he/she is experienced in this area.

·       Digitizing interviews, cutting out chatter or bad takes, producing access DVDs for transcription and research/access purposes.

·       Uploading full or excerpted interview video files to YouTube and generating embed codes for use on the Filmforum website.

 

Project Supervisors and Contacts:

- Los Angeles Filmforum:          Adam Hyman

                                    Executive Director

                                    323-807-4202 (cell)

                                    amleon13@earthlink.net

                                   

Work locations:

Times and shooting locations to be determined as we shoot oral history interviews, most of which will be conducted in the LA area and in the interviewees’ homes.  Mileage will be reimbursed as per the legal rate.

 

Organizational Description:

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city’s longest running organization for the screening of contemporary experimental and avant-garde media-based work, including film, video art, animation, and documentaries.  Information about our history is available on our website at http://www.lafilmforum.org.

Filmforum continues as the longest-running showcase for independent, experimental and progressive moving-image art in Southern California.  Filmforum presents and supports work by artists in all stages of their careers. We currently screen 30-40 programs per year at our primary venue, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, most with the filmmakers in attendance, and work in conjunction with several other alternative venues to co-present screenings as well.

Filmforum has received a grant from the Getty as part of their Pacific Standard Time arts funding initiative, which supports planning and research for exhibitions about the history of postwar art in Los Angeles.  Our project, entitled Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, aims to expand understanding of how experimental filmmaking evolved in Los Angeles and to contextualize its place in post-war art history. It will focus on the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental cinema in Southern California in the postwar era. The full press release can be viewed online at http://tiny.cc/AltProjPressRelease.  

INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)

INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)
Smart Entertainment is looking for motivated interns. Duties include heavy script-reading, office duties, errands, answering calls, and other administrative work. As a production/management company that has produced such films as Blades of Glory, Anger Management, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua and reps A-list writers, interns here gain valuable experience and knowledge. 6 hour shifts, 2-3 times per week. Must have a car. Send resumes to assistant@smartentertainment.com with “intern” somewhere in the subject. 9/25

Unpaid Project Coord. Intern for Doc Film about Semi-Arranged Marriage. Candidate will perform research, correspond with experts, interact with various Radio, TV, Film, and Non Profit Partners. Work with producers to coordinate schedules, grant writing, press materials, etc. Track project development and production. Key skills would be organization, communication, and self-initiative. Passion for social change projects is a must. Comm, Marketing, Non Profit or Business background desired. E-mail geetavpatel@gmail.com with cover letter and resume. 9/25

Unpaid Production Intern for Documentary Project - ONE IN A BILLION: A Look at the Semi-Arranged Marriage that exists in every culture. Will work closely with Editor and Assistant Editors to organize, digitize, and log footage. Help coordinate screenings and post cuts for Directors. Help coordinate production and equipment. Work with Directors and various media partners on all areas of production. This is a great way to learn how documentaries and new media projects are made, from the very beginning. Please e-mail geetavpatel@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume. 9/25

Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment is seeking conscientious and enthusiastic interns to support our Production department. Interns will also be exposed to Marketing, Distribution and other divisions of the company. This internship is designed to prepare interns to enter the Entertainment Industry workforce, and is focused on teaching script coverage and analysis, film awareness as well as general office duties. Please send all resumes to vrpeinternship@gmail.com. No calls. 9/25

Busy boutique agency seeks motivated, reliable interns. You should be eager to learn and ready to roll up your sleeves. Must also be focused, able to multi-task in a hectic environment, good with people. Prefer some office experience. May lead to a paid position for the right candidate. Reply to mc@dsa-agency.com re: “Internship Program.” 9/25

C/P Productions is a small independent feature film and television production company looking for interns. Desire to work in script development and producing. Writing skills a plus. Need to own vehicle. Duties include writing script coverage, research, phones, and standard office work. Occasional errands. Commitment is two days/week. Unpaid, but college credit available.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter with internship in subject line to lbchesler.assistant@gmail.com 9/25

Busy worldwide sales and production company is seeking a highly motivated intern with the ability to advance within the company. We are seeking someone to assist us with reading scripts and other development and pre-production duties. We are looking for several specific projects to produce in 2009 as well as develop our current slate. Unpaid position to start but the experience and contacts that you will make are extremely valuable. The selected candidate will have the ability to advance and work on the films that we produce as they happen. Please send cover letter and resume to sfpasst@yahoo.com 9/25



FremantleMedia N.A. seeks eager, energetic intern for their Development Department. Strong candidates will be extremely detail oriented, have great organizational skills and posses a strong interest in the development of television (scripted/non-scripted) and digital programming. Must be student and able to come in 2 - 3 days a week for academic credit only. Proficiency with computer work, researching and script reading a plus. For immediate consideration please send your resume to jobs@fremantlemedia.com. 9/25

Elements Entertainment is looking for motivated, committed and enthusiastic interns. We are a small production/management company, allowing for an extraordinarily hands-on and inclusive learning opportunity. Interns participate in staff and weekend read meetings and are encouraged to take advantage of a truly open-door policy, in addition to mastering all the “regular” intern duties (i.e. phones, script coverage, filing, etc.). Looking for interns who can commit three or more days per week. Unpaid, but fantastic support and references for those who excel. Please email résumés and short cover letters to assistant@elements-entertainment.com. 9/25

Back Stage, the performing arts resource, is looking for an editorial intern interested in gaining valuable experience in print and digital publishing. The position will involve research, writing, assisting editors and reporters on projects, and mentorship from the editors at Back Stage. Interest in the entertainment industry, specifically film, TV, theatre, comedy, and acting, is a plus. To qualify, interns must be currently enrolled in a college program and get formal credit for the internship. Send

resumes and cover letters to jyoung@backstage.com. 9/25

Interns needed to start immediately at Heroes & Villains Entertainment, a production and management group specializing in content creation for the five pillars of entertainment: Film, TV, Video Games, Internet, and Comic Books. We seek highly motivated, creative and intelligent interns who are eager to learn. This is an unpaid, three-month internship, and interns must be available 2-3 days a week. Duties include reading and discussing scripts; aiding with project development; general office duties, etc. Organization, outside-the-box resourcefulness and familiarity with Mac computers are key. Interns must have a vehicle and a laptop with word processing. Please send cover and resume to info@heroesandvillains-ent.com 9/25

Development Interns needed at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. Duties include script reading/analysis, coverage and research on active projects, as well as general administrative tasks such as phones, filing and limited messenger runs. College credit preferred but not required. Applicants must be available for at least two full days a week. Looking for people that can start ASAP, college credit not required. We strive to make the internship the best learning experience possible. Send resumes to vmp@valhallapix.com. 9/22

Pretty Pictures, Gail Mutrux’ production company, is seeking development/production interns. Duties include reading available properties (scripts, books, articles), writing coverage, researching projects and participating in development meetings as well as providing office support to the VP/Development. An outstanding opportunity to learn about the machinations of film development. Unpaid internship, on the Universal Lot. Please email resume and cover letter to Tore.Schmidt@univfilms.com 9/22

Great Opportunity to gain experience and work with top talent managers in a boutique management office. Must have superb organizational skills and a meticulous nature. Typical assistant duties apply such as answering phones, scheduling meetings, A List client interaction, reading scripts, writing coverage, and helping with day to day office up keep. This is internship position for school credit only. Must be available 2 full days out of the week. Please email miacho@vcassoc.com 9/22

Sundance Institute, Editorial Intern Opening- Intern will gain first hand editorial experience by working on the Sundance Film Festival's website leading up to the Festival and will learn the inner-workings of a not-for-profit Communications Department. Position Requirements include a degree or working towards a degree in communications or related field, editing/writing experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills. To view the full description and to apply visit www.sundance.org/festivaljobs 9/22

Levine & Blit PLLC seeks fall/winter interns for our Beverly Hills office. We are a New York law firm specializing in Personal Injury and Collections Litigation. Our interns gain invaluable hands-on experience assisting attorneys in the litigation process. Interns will draft summons and complaints, complete discovery, interact with litigation representatives and defense attorneys. The ideal candidate will be a student interested in the legal profession with good organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to detail. Submit cover letter and email to: cole@nofaultcollections.com 9/22




Maximum Films & Management is currently looking for motivated, detail-oriented interns with excellent communication skills, nice phone manner, and solid reading/writing/coverage abilities, to work 1-2 days a week between scheduled hours 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Duties will include: Read books/scripts and write coverage/synopses on projects, assist in answering phones, keeping phone log/journal & updating/maintaining rolodex, attend some play/screenplay readings, screenings, festivals, events, and running occasional errands when required. Must be proficient on Dell/PC computers, experienced in using Windows OS & Microsoft Office/Word/Excel/Outlook and Filemaker database a plus. A transportation stipend is provided and currently enrolled students are preferred. College and/or graduate school credit is available, but not required. To apply, please email all inquiries/resumes with cover letter to Adrian Palacios adrian@maximumfilmsny.com. 9/22

Alpha Media LLC, a film and television distribution company, is searching for an enthusiastic intern with a financial background and a motivation to learn first hand about the entertainment industry. Responsibilities range from media research and marketing materials, to performing basic office duties. This unpaid position is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and may lead to a paid position in the future. Please send resumes to amckenna@alphamedia.tv 9/18

Bona Fide Productions (Little Miss Sunshine, Election) seeks unpaid fall interns 1-2 days per week. Responsibilities include script coverage, analyzing films/reels, research projects, and light administrative duties. Small office setting allows for close interaction with producers and staff. Candidates must be professional, hard working, and Mac proficient. Please email your cover letter and resume to bona_fideproductions@yahoo.com. 9/18

An Independent Producer in Westwood (near UCLA) is seeking a motivated intern interested in the development and creative side of the film industry. The internship will cover a wide array of tasks ranging from answering phones to reading scripts. Interns will have a hands on exclusive insight into the industry. The internship will be a tremendous learning experience and a lot of fun! Candidates should be hard working and enthusiastic with a general sense of the industry. Please send all resumes to: rafmark@sbcglobal.net 9/18

We are an A-list management company located in West Hollywood/Beverly Hills. We represent high profile actors, writers and directors and as well as produce major motion pictures. Internship duties will most likely entail preparing submissions, research, occasional runs and coverage. Interns will gain invaluable knowledge, industry experience and contacts as they work directly alongside the inner working of our office. This internship is for school credit only. Students must have the appropriate paperwork/ documentation before the start of the internship. Please include your weekly schedule/ available days and hours. Email resumes to reception@mediatalent.com with INTERNSHIP as subject. 9/18

FilmNation Entertainment is looking for 2 interns to work 2-3 days/wk. This is a fun and busy office where quick and creative thinking, a strong work ethic, as well as a winning personality are essential. You will have a great hands-on learning experience that is hard to find elsewhere. Hours are 9.00a-6/7p, unpaid, $10 daily food stipend, free parking. Please send resume with cover letters to kansley@wearefilmnation.com. 9/18

US and UK independent film distributor, Revolver Entertainment is looking for an enthusiastic intern to join their busy team in their newly based Los Angeles office. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work within a small but fast-paced team is a must. Primary tasks include researching press stories, organizing Revolver's work at film festivals, assisting with marketing campaigns, maintaining the sales database and supporting the acquisitions team. There is also the opportunity to manage your own projects. Position is unpaid, with college credit available. Please send your full resume and cover letter specifying 'FALL INTERN POSITION' in the subject line to usa@revolvergroup.com. 9/18

Part-time, credit-only internship available at digital broadcast network and talent/athlete management firm. Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, researching marketing and sponsorship partners, and occasional organizational work, among other responsibilities. Previous entertainment experience a plus, but not necessary. Must be reliable, organized with attention to detail. Please email resume and cover letter to info@paragonagency.com. 9/15

Literary Management company looking for intelligent and creative interns to start immediately for work Tuesdays & Thursdays. In addition to light general office duties (answering phones, filing, faxing), interns are expected to read and evaluate scripts and write coverage. Great internship for writers! Please email cover letter and resume to info@radmincompany.com with “Office Internship” in subject line. Internship is unpaid, but school credit available. 9/15

TV Development office seeking intern to begin immediately. Tasks include: reading scripts; writing coverage; assisting in burning/editing of videos; updating reference lists; covering phones as needed. Great opportunity to get an inside-look at scripted TV development. Ideal intern should have a great personality, a strong interest in production/development, and even stronger computer skills (Final Cut Pro a BIG plus)! School credit/Unpaid. Please send cover letters/resumes to:

PPTV.Internships@gmail.com. 9/15

Unpaid Project Coord. Intern for Doc Film about Semi-Arranged Marriage. Candidate will perform research, correspond with experts, interact with various Radio, TV, Film, and Non Profit Partners. Work with producers to coordinate schedules, grant writing, press materials, etc. Track project development and production. Passion for social change projects is a must. Comm, Marketing, Non Profit or Business background desired. E-mail geetavpatel@gmail.com with cover letter and resume. Responsibilities Include: Working closely with Editor and Assistant Editors to organize, digitize, and log footage. Help coordinate screenings and post cuts for Directors. Please e-mail geetavpatel@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume. 9/15

Top Television and Film production company seeks interns for this fall semester. Interns will be responsible for but not limited to making copies, DVD compilations, archiving, other miscellaneous office tasks. We will also visit the set of some of our projects and have Q&A’s with producers. Candidates must be computer literate, detail oriented, and have strong communication skills. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jbinterns@gmail.com. This opportunity is only for enrolled students only. No Pay, great experience. 9/15

ROAR is an entertainment company with deep expertise in talent and brand management, business development, film and television production, sponsorship engagement and marketing. We represent some of the most prominent brands, musicians, producers, talent and retailers in today's market. We are currently looking for a dedicated intern who could assist our lifestyle and brand management department. This is a non-paid internship. Please send your cover letter and resume to glander@roar.la 9/15

The Gotham Group, a management/production company, currently has un-paid internship opportunities working a minimum of two days a week. Compensation comes in form of college credit. Our company is behind such projects as: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, THE SIMPSONS, DUKES OF HAZARD, STARSKY & HUTCH, CHICKEN LITTLE and many more. Creative duties include reading scripts, writing coverage and story notes as well as participating in department meetings. The position involves administrative tasks such as answering phones, photocopying, and general office duties. Please email resumes to joey@Gotham-Group.com 9/15

Development interns needed at Brad Epstein's Panther Films production company (recent credits include GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, DAN IN REAL LIFE). Duties include script reading, coverage, research, as well as general administrative duties (answering phones, making copies). College credit preferred, but not required. Internship is unpaid. Must own a laptop. Please email cover letter/resume and availability to lindsay@pantherfilms.com 9/15