Saturday, September 25, 2010

Artist Projects at Side Street
Please Join us on Saturday October 2, 2010, 7-9pm for

An Outdoor Performance and Cinema Event at Side Street Projects curated by Elana Mann

At our Mobile Headquarters
730 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
FREE and open to the public

About the Performance and Screenings:
Inspired by 10-day-long traffic jams in China, devastating oil spills in the gulf, the "end" of the Iraq war, and fatal off-road races in the Mojave desert, Driven by What's Inside is an outdoor performance and cinema event that reconsiders the role of the automobile in contemporary society.

The evening brings together recent performance and video work by Vera Brunner-Sung, Ecstatic Energy Consultants Inc. in collaboration with Elana Mann, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Alexa Gerrity, Joseph Imhauser, Noah Klersfeld, Julie Lequin, Benjamin Love, Susan Mogul, and Carlin Wing.

These artworks undermine the banality and brutality of the automobile by any means possible whether through psychedelic road-tripping, FM radio talk-shows, or love songs. Artist Elana Mann presents Driven by What's Inside as a way to deepen explorations in her own work related to cars, driving, and war. This event is the second in a new series for Mann, in which she will be attempting to redress her grandfather's involvement in the Manhattan Project by creating a "peace bomb" with other artists. Drive-in, walk-in, cycle-in, but bring a blanket, folding chair or seatbelt, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

If you'd like more information about Driven by What's Inside or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Elana Mann at (971) 409-8205 or

Friday, September 24, 2010

Oxy Cinematheque This Monday 9/27 - MAD MEN

"The critically acclaimed drama, Mad Men, premiered on AMC in 2007. With detail-oriented, sharply retro aesthetics and complex characters, the show, now in the midst of its fourth season, has garnered quite the fan following. Though the show may be slow moving, and has characters with despicable motives and insatiable vices, fans have developed an equally insatiable appetite for Mad Men. The show’s remarkably superficial appearance and lucrative advertising raises a question of who the slickest Mad Men really are -- Draper’s cohorts or the marketing team at AMC."

THIS MONDAY, as part of the Oxy Cinematheque series, senior Tara Daley will be showing two episodes of Mad Men & presenting “Scotch on the Rocks with a Splash of Nostalgia: A Critical Look at Mad Men”, her look into the hottest show on television. It’s at 7pm in Johnson Hall.

Please be sure to come!


Writer/Producer seeks FALL INTERN with strong writing background (fiction, non-fiction, PR) and a desire to work in television to help with the development and production of a documentary for a non-profit broadcaster.  The documentary focuses on environmental issues in urban communities. 

Qualified applicants should have a knowledge of/passion for current events, politics, pop culture, and history, as well as issues dealing with the environment, science and technology.  In addition, applicants should possess great organizational skills, attention to detail and of course, an amenable personality.  Some production experience, although not required, would be helpful.  

This Internship is for CREDIT ONLY and all interested MA, Senior and Junior students are encouraged to apply.  Diversity is sought and highly valued, and applicants must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

No phone calls please.  Instead, send cover letter and resume in .PDF format to  Please put DEVELOPMENT INTERN in the subject line so your resume will be correctly routed.  Thanks for your interest.


Writer/Producer seeks FALL INTERN with strong editing background to help assemble a short (3-5 minute) concept reel for a documentary being produced for a non-profit broadcaster.  The documentary focuses on environmental issues in urban communities. 

If you are in need of a fall project this may be the one for you.  This Internship is for CREDIT ONLY and all interested MA, Senior and Junior students are encouraged to apply.  Diversity is sought and highly valued, and applicants must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

No phone calls please.  Instead, send cover letter and resume in .PDF format (and web links to sample reels if applicable) to  Please put EDITING INTERN in the subject line so your resume will be routed correctly.  Thanks for your interest.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oxy Students' Film Screened at Festival

Rafael Cortina and Daniel Watson's film "Open Your Eyes" screened at the Readymade Film Festival in August. The program was designed to showcase local up-and-coming filmmakers. Congrate Raffy and Daniel!

Documentary Internship for Credit

am a WGA writer and USC Annenberg grad (MA) in need of an intern to help with a documentary I am producing. The documentary focuses on environmental issues in urban communities.

I'd like for the qualified student to receive academic credit. If this is something you think students in your program would find of interest, please contact me for more information and posting instructions, etc.

I appreciate your assistance,

Jackie Davis

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Significant funds are available for students to conduct their own research or creative project abroad. The first deadline for students is Monday, October 11th. The IPO has set up workshops to help students in the proposal writing, researching, and human subjects. More information can be found at and a list of important dates

Mandate Pictures Internship

Mandate Pictures seeks an organized and highly motivated assistant to work for the SVP of Production.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  rolling calls, scheduling meetings, coordinating submissions, arranging travel, updating company grids, reading and evaluating scripts, etc.  Candidates must have at least one year of lit desk experience at an agency or management company.   Please send resumes and cover letters to: 

Fast paced publicist office, specializing in filmmakers and corporate clients at an entertainment publicity firm, is seeking an energetic, reliable assistant with excellent communication and writing skills, ability to multi-task, be resourceful, with good follow through.   Duties Include: phones, scheduling, general office duties, assembling press materials, client schedules, press clippings, generating status reports, working on special projects, event coverage, etc. Office experience and tech savvy an ABSOLUTE MUST.   Please send resume and cover letter to

SMBRC Environmental Film Contest

The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) is pleased to announce a request for short film submissions for the SMBRC’s First Environmental Film Contest (non-theatrical distribution).  The SMBRC invites undergraduate students in the Los Angeles area to submit a short film to compliment the SMBRC’s environmental mission to protect and restore native habitats throughout the Santa Monica Bay watersheds.
The SMBRC invites you to submit a short film not to exceed 5 minutes in length.  Documentary, docu-drama, narrative, historical, humor and experimental works are welcome.  Your film must pertain to wetlands in the southern California region.  Though it does not have to concern the Ballona Wetlands directly, we encourage local information and research to be included in each film’s content.

Web Documentary Internship

PAID production interns needed for Web documentary with video components on LA River in conjunction with KCET Departures Web series and the LA Leadership Academy -- a charter High School in Lincoln Heights.  Need skills in editing, video conversation, interest/experience in working with high school kids, and potentially growing with the project.  Some knowledge of camera is good, but a lot of learning on the job is expected. 
20 hrs/week - full days on Tues/Thursday....Mon/Fri 4-6.

$500 a month until mid-December.

Send your resume to Matt Williams ASAP.

Monday, September 20, 2010

OXY CINEMATHEQUE presents Charles Burnett TONIGHT!!!

Just a reminder that Charles Burnett, director of "Killer of Sheep", will be speaking tonight in Johnson 200 at 7pm as part of the Oxy Cinematheque series. His presentation will be on "Politics and Aesthetics of Filmmaking Outside of Hollywood."

Cinémathèque is the term coined by French fans of films who would gather to watch older films back before such films were available on VHS or DVD.  Oxy’s Film & Media Studies Program in AHVA has run a cinémathèque series for many years; this year the screenings have been selected by Seniors majoring in Film & Media Studies, who will also introduce each screening and give a brief discussion of how the film or television episode fits into their Senior Comps project.  This is an excellent opportunity to see some great screenings.