Friday, June 25, 2010

Richard Myers at LA FILMFORUM this weekend

Richard Myers is a filmmaker who teaches film in the Art Department at Kent State University in Ohio. He has made films independently since 1960. Over the past 20 years he has visited many colleges and university film societies. He's won awards at multiple film festivals through the years. Myers's works display technical perfection without ostentation while presenting a highly personalized, profoundly American history, often, as in Marjory's Diary, positing his own family as a paradigm of the nation and its families.

And he's in town for three shows this weekend, starting tonight!
Plenty of tickets available at the door for all three shows.

Friday night June 25, 8:00 pm
Newtown at All Saints Church, Pasadena. 132 N. Euclid
Ave. Pasadena, 91101

Marjory's Diary (2003 DVD, color/sound, 90 min)

Saturday June 26, 8:00 pm
The Velaslavasay Panorama

The Path (1960, 20 min., 16mm, b&w/silent)
37-73 (1974, 60 min., 16mm, b&w/so)

Sunday, June 27, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater
Bill and Ruby (1970, 34 min., 16mm, color/so)
Deathstyles (1971, 60 min, color, 16mm)

Ara Oshagan: Juvies Armory Center for the Arts

Ara Oshagan: Juvies
Armory Center for the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena | View Map
Opening: This Saturday, June 26th, 7-9pm
Exhibition: June 27 - August 29
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Noon-5pm

Juvies is a photographic/textual project about the lives of juvenile offenders in the California prison system. Working with filmmaker Leslie Neale for 3 years, artist Ara Oshagan had the privilege of photographing nine juvenile inmates and their lives in L.A.’s juvenile hall and in prisons across state. His project is multi-faceted and strives to move beyond the traditional visual representation of incarceration by allowing the offenders to tell their own story. Besides his own photographs (singles, diptychs and triptychs), this project includes hand-written texts and drawings by the juveniles themselves as well as their thoughts—by way of excerpts from extensive interviews.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Funding for this fellowship has generously come from a private donation. Future distributions of the fellowship may rely on further donations to the Department of State.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

The Application Package:
All material must be submitted electronically to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Executive Secretariat ( by August 6, 2010 (5:00pm EST).

  • Completed Application Coversheet (form DS-7646)
  • One page summary of project, including items that help provide a concise, clear understanding of proposal, such as:
  • Goal/Objectives/Outcomes
  • Timeline
  • Budget, funding and plan for supplementary funding should it be needed to complete objectives
  • Methodology for monitoring/evaluating success
  • Action plan/ideas for follow-on activities, public diplomacy
  • Any relevant resources or photos
  • Essay (up to 500 words, double spaced) stating interest in being considered for the award
  • Current resume
  • One page letter of recommendation
  • Availability should you be called for an interview

Fellowship By-laws
Download current U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship by-laws

Only applications complete at the time of the deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which shall include a personal representative of Mrs. Laura W. Bush, will conduct an initial review of applications, conduct phone interviews as needed, and provide recommendations to the entire Commission. The Commission will then recommend the top candidate and up to three alternates to the U.S. government (via the Executive Secretariat of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO within the Office of UNESCO Affairs at the Department of State). The Executive Director of the National Commission in the Office of UNESCO Affairs will determine the final recipient(s). The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will depend on the quality of applications and the funds available and may vary from year to year. The award(s) are expected to be $2,000.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

Previous Rounds and Recipients:
Spring/Summer 2008 Application Cycle
Video Message from inaugural recipients

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free Outdoor Screening: ULTRA GABBA GABBA Friday, June 25th 2010, 6:30 pm


Ultra Gabba Gabba!

Friday, June 25, 2010

VC, JACCC, and Giant Robot proudly present ULTRA GABBA GABBA!: Yo Gabba Gabba & Ultraman double feature

Featuring LIVE APPEARANCES by Yo Gabba Gabba! characters MUNO, BROBEE and PLEX*

DJ set by DJ Ultraman (Cerritos All*Stars/mETHODOLOGY)

Friday, June 25th 2010, 6:30 pm



244 S. San Pedro St.

Little Tokyo, Downtown LA

Break out the lawn chairs and blankets and kick off the summer with this free outdoor screening in Little Tokyo! Classic shows, food trucks and the music of DJ Ultraman all come together under the downtown LA sky for this family friendly event.

*Characters will be available for meet and greet from 6:30-8:00 PM on a first come, first served basis only. Please arrive early, as we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to meet them.

Ultra Gabba Gabba
Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 680-4462

RICHARD MYERS AT LA FILMFORUM Sunday June 27, 2010, 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum presents RICHARD MYERS: Deathstyles
Sunday June 27, 2010, 7:30 pm
At the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. at Las Palmas, Los Angeles

Richard Myers in person!

Ohio-based and truly independent, filmmaker Richard Myers works in bold modes, creating works imbued with true experimental goals and methods, observing and commenting with restless ingenuity on his world, political and personal. Filmforum has hosted him with several of his feature films through the years, since the 1980s, and we're delighted to host him again as the third night of a visit of Myers to the Southland, along with shows at NewTown and the Velaslavasay Panorama. The other nights, listed below, and Filmforum's show will give audiences to see a wide array of Myers's films, from observational documentary to heated scatological response to the political violence of the 1970s.

Admission for Filmforum screenings: $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets at


Ego, Destruction, and Facebook

Salomón Huerta is known for revealing identity by obscuring it. He has painted collections of finely detailed portraits of the backs of heads, florid but unemotional masked lucha libre wrestlers, and unassuming suburban homes stripped of individuality. Huerta, who was born in Tijuana and raised in Boyle Heights, has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Gagosian Gallery, and LACMA, and is beginning to paint new works with no unifying theme. But Huerta remains committed to his unusual creative process — destroying each piece several times with a sander, and then repainting on the same canvas. Huerta visits Zócalo to discuss for the first time his method and what it says about art, ego, and creativity.

This event is made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

250 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

Parking $9 w/MOCA validation at the Walt Disney Concert Hall garage, enter from Lower Grand Ave.

Thanks to our media sponsorkcrw logo


Volunteer at Brave New Films!
We are a small group of passionate people working to make real, tangible, positive change. We're looking for people to work on all aspects of our online video campaigns. If you have any spare time this is the place to spend it.


If you're a political know it all and have 5 hours a week or more to help us pull various details together for campaigns like Power without Petroleum, Cuentame, Conversations and Rethink Afghanistan - then we need your help! Brave New Foundation is looking for some ongoing research help to help one of our senior executives find video, news and other content on specific issues that we'll be covering in our various campaigns.


  • General knowledge and love of politics
  • Internet Savvy
  • Tapped into the political scene (blogs, news sites, social media)
  • Reliable computer, internet connection and email address
  • 5+ hours a week to devote to research

If this sounds like something you'd like to help with - send a resume and brief cover letter to

Bilingual Production for Cuentame

Join the fast-paced team at the helm of Brave New Foundation's Cuentame, the exciting, innovative bilingual Facebook project at the cutting edge of the Latino community! Cuentame frames what's going on in culture, history, arts and news, activism and more from our collective past, present and future. Jobs include: Basic online research: organizations, news clips, archival video and photos, logging video footage, transcribing interviews, and translating interviews.

Skills Required

  • Bilingual (Spanish English).
  • VERY Facebook literate.
  • Strong sense of the Latino community's interests, concerns.
  • Excellent written verbal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Positive, can-do, fast-paced team member.
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro a plus.
  • We will train if other skills are needed.
If this sounds like something you'd like to help with - send a resume and brief cover letter to

Monday, June 21, 2010


Busy TV production company in search of an unpaid summer intern to start immediately. While there will be some typical intern tasks involved, the majority of the internship will require the candidate to act as a pseudo-development executive: assisting with treatment writing, editing trailers, contacting agencies, and communicating with supervising execs. The perfect candidate will be a student with superior Final Cut Pro experience. Please submit resumes to: 6/18
Feature film seeks interns for a coming-of-age / unlikely friendship comedy shooting in Los Angeles in starting July 7th. The film is being produced by a great team of producers whose past films include BLUE VALENTINE, THE GREATEST, MOMMA'S MAN, VOY A EXPLOTAR, and HALF NELSON. Great opportunity to work with first-rate crew on an Indie feature film, shooting 35mm. We are currently in pre-production and are looking for interns to come onboard immediately in the following departments: Wardrobe, Production Office, Set Interns. The positions are unpaid but will have meals provided. Please send response emails with all résumés and cover letters attached to: and please also specify which department you are applying for in the subject line. 6/18

A small production company seeks talented, motivated interns for the summer and fall. We currently have several projects in development including a dramatic series for a major network and a film that will shoot this fall in London. Potential for growth or paid work for the right person. Strong writing and communications skills are essential as well as the ability to multitask under pressure and to work independently. We are looking for those interested in the business side of the film and TV industry. Those aspiring to be producers or agents are a plus. Need a driver's license, car and computer. Please email resumes and cover letters to: 6/18

Busy production company w/multiple features in development and one currently in production seeks unpaid interns available 2-3 days a week. Responsibilities include answering phones, script coverage, research, and miscellaneous other office jobs. Applicants should be motivated and have good writing skills. Ability to work with Mac OS and MS Office a must. Send cover letter and resume to 6/18

Film, television, and graphic novel production company seeking well-spoken, enthusiastic, motivated interns for general office duties including filing, phones, copying, and updating databases. Position offers great chance to see development side of the industry in multiple mediums. Hours are flexible. Please email 6/18

Management Squared, a boutique Beverly Hills Management Company is looking for summer interns. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the business and will get to deal first hand with clients. Looking for motivated, hard-working, and detail oriented individuals. Please email resumes and cover letters to 6/18

High profile literary management/production company with Oscar winning clientale from directors, screenwriter and authors is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated, intern. Fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a great jumping-off point in the entertainment industry. Ideal for someone wanting to learn the business of representation and development. Will be working in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with A-List literary, producing, and directing talent on current productions and projects in development. Must be a team player, detail oriented, and ready to learn. Phones, filing, script coverage, etc. School credit only available. Email resume and cover letter in an ATTACHMENT to 6/18