Thursday, November 4, 2010

Film Dept Newsletter: Are You Ready for Spring Advising?

CatAList TV is now live!
Check out CatAList’s new website, where it’s streaming its sixth episode!

Occidental Participates in It Gets Better
In light of recent attention given to bullying and teen suicides, particularly related to LGBT identity, CatAList produced an Occidental entry for the IT GETS BETTER CAMPAIGN:

Photoshop Demo Wednesday at 5pm and Sunday at 3pm in the Editing Lab
Still have questions about Photoshop? Join us in the editing lab to have all your questions met! Great for title sequences, promotional posters, or just torturing your friends!

Groupo Bijari Monday at 5:30pm in Johnson 200
Grupo Bijari will present their practice, their project, and current artistic strategies in Brazil during a free public lecture at Occidental College!

STEVE COLL Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist November 4

Steve Coll will give the ECLS Charles Jensvold Memorial Lecture on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 in Morrison Lounge.  His topic will be "The Writer's Life."
We are honored to have so distinguished a journalist on campus and hope you
will be able to join us for his talk, for questions, and for a reception following the presentation. The Lecture is sponsored by the Jensvold family.
Steve Coll is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and president of New America Foundation. He spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post and is the author of six books, including Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, and The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century.  Both books are available in the Oxy Bookstore.

CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2010 November 9-20 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatresupported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian

upported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the generous contribution of Valentino, Alitalia, Regione Toscana, Toscana Promozione and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, which once again is packed with exciting U.S. premieres. The series opens with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language film, Paolo Virzi’s uplifting drama THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING. Following is an array of Italy’s best films, in a variety of genres, which have been making the rounds at top international film festivals: Gabriele Muccino’s midlife crisis drama KISS ME AGAIN, Carlo Verdone’s shrewd family comedy ME, THEM AND LARA and Daniele Luchetti’s tense thriller OUR LIFE. Also in store is Rocco Papaleo’s endlessly surprising and delightful road film BASILICATA COAST TO COAST, actor-director John Turturro’s documentary about the vivid musical tradition of Naples, PASSION, and Pupi Avati’s moving drama, A SECOND CHILDHOOD.

Series compiled by Laura Delli Colli. Presented by Silvia Bizio. English program notes by Beth Hanna.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Scholarships

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, in association with Ernst & Young LLP and the Grable Foundation, is offering four scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and long-time host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring undergraduate or graduate students to pursue careers in children's media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. Get details and applications here.

Two Film Forum Events!

Filmforum is hosting Pip Chodorov's film FREE RADICALS at the AFI Film Festival. Details below.

Then, Filmforum is hosting with USC's Visions & Voices a symposium and film festival on November 12-14 at USC called Alternative projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980. It will a packed weekend with films, filmmaker panels, presentations of papers, and a gallery show. It's free, but registration is required. Again, details below. Please come to some or all!

Call For Submissions to 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Filmmakers: Submit your film to the 27th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, taking place April 28-May 7, 2011 in venues throughout LA

Submit by the early deadline, Friday November 12, and save $10 off the entry fee!

Early Deadline: Friday, November 12,2010
$25 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Final Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010
$35 entry fee (Withoutaox upgreaded projects save $5)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline (available only through Withoutabox): Friday, January 7, 2011

For the LATEST UPDATES on the 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, visit

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Sandbar Pictures is seeking interns to start in November or next semester. We need people for General Assistant Duties as well light Development Work (Coverage, notes, light tracking). We have had many successful experiences with interns, enjoy mentoring, often bring them onto set and always to the next level of their careers. We need people who are interested in becoming Producers, Writers or Directors. While Sandbar Pictures is a casual environment, you will have access to the highest level of talent and executives, and we expect interns to be reliable and professional at all times. This is a great opportunity to be at a small company where you will be involved in both the creative and financial aspects of making films. No pay at this point but can arrange for credit.


Joan Rater: Writing for TV and Movies 11/18 at 4:30 in Fowler 309

Joan Rater is an Executive Producer/Writer of ABC's hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, along with her husband/co-writer, Tony Phelan. Joan Began her career as an actress creating solo performances that developed a following in New York, playing at such venues as West Bank Cafe, La Mama, and The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Joan made the switch from acting to writing by collaborating on plays with her husband Tony. The adaptation of Jane Smiley's "Good Will," which the New York Times called "heartfelt and thought provoking," enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run at The Director's Company in 1998. In Los Angeles, the duo first staffed under Shaun Cassidy in Cover Me for the USA Network. They then worked for Glenn Gordon Caron on the Paramount/FBC series Fling. Other credits include The Court, Push, Nevada; 10-8; MD's: Threat Matrix; and Law and Order: Trial by Jury. As well as writing television, the pair has optioned and is adapting a novel, Cast of Shadows, for film. Rater also writes and performs short pieces about being a parents, one of which, "The Long Hug," was published in a collection called Afterbirth, Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine. Joan lives in Pasadena with Tony and her two daughters.

NCUR Submissions Due November 19th!

The 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2011) will be held March 31-April 2, 2011 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.  Undergraduate student researchers are encouraged to speak with their research mentors about presenting the results of their original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors at NCUR.  The Undergraduate Research Center will arrange hotel and airfare for this conference through the ASP-Conference Travel program.  Students will be asked to find other sources of support for the registration fee and for meals not covered by registration.  We estimate this may total $250-300 per student. Special consideration will be given for hardships.

Abstracts are due by November 19, 2010, and information about submitting them is available via the website at .  Please read and follow the directions on the website carefully.  Under "Additional Sponsor Email", please enter the URC email address ( so that we are notified about your submission and acceptance.  When you submit your abstract you must complete an ASP Conference Travel application to request support for travel to this conference.  Students will be notified by January 12, 2011 if they have been selected to present.  At that time, we will notify you of a meeting to complete the arrangements.  If you need more information, please consult the NCUR website, or discuss this conference with your research mentor.

Brave New Foundation Internship

Post Production
The Post-Production Department seeks career-track interns to assist in digitizing footage, outputting to tape, DVD authoring, basic Final Cut Pro editing, as well as compiling research and presenting reports. Reports to: Post Supervisor
Technical Requirements:
Basic hands-on knowledge of Final Cut Pro
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
Recommended: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Other Requirements:
Detail-oriented and organized
Self-starter, proactive, and uses time efficiently
Excellent research / report writing skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel; FileMaker is a plus
Tech-savvy: able to learn new programs quickly

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CatAList TV and Occidental: IT GETS BETTER

CatAList TV, Occidental's new student-run telvision station is now live and streaming its sixth episode at

In light of recent attention given to bullying and teen suicides, particularly related to LGBT identity, CatAList also produced an Occidental entry for the IT GETS BETTER CAMPAIGN, which can be viewed on YouTube:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jobs & Internships

Development Assistant

Boutique firm specializing in film, TV, and movie development and marketing, is seeking to hire an experienced development assistant for ongoing contract work.  Must have 1-2 Years of TV development assisting experience (as shown on your resume- in TV, film, reality, etc....), or have previous experience assisting an Executive Producer, Agent or Talent Manager.  Flexible availability is crucial- starting part-time but may eventually lead to a full time role.  Candidates must demonstrate excellent administrative, note-taking, research and computer skills with multi-tasking capabilities.  Applicants must posses an interest in the creative side of the business and have refined writing skills.  Please send resume, availability, salary/ hourly requirements to:  In the subject line of your email please specify:  Development Assistant (anything else won't be opened)

Internship- GSE Productions- Purchase, NY
Genesco Sports Enterprises, a privately owned sports marketing agency with offices in Purchase, NY.  We have recently launched a Productions department and are looking to hire an intern in the very near future to work on a number of projects for our blue chip clients.  Our clients include Pepsi, Motorola, Verizon, MillerCoors, Frito, Campbell’s and more.
We are looking for someone that has education and experience in video production, editing and graphic design with knowledge of using a Mac and Final Cut Pro. Intern needed for 2-3 days per week plus weekend travel. This is a paid internship with a Sports Marketing agency working with a number of blue chip clients and professional sports leagues, teams and athletes.
Please e-mail resumes to  

Upcoming Academy Events

Perspectives on Screenwriting
Tuesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Screenwriters Susannah Grant, Ehren Kruger and Andrew Marlowe give their perspectives on writing for the screen as part of the Academy’s 25th anniversary celebration of its Nicholl Fellowships program. > More

2010-2011 Contemporary Documentaries Series
Wednesday, November 3 and 17, 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater
A showcase of feature-length and short documentaries from 2009. November screenings include “The Beaches of Agn├Ęs,” “Capitalism: A Love Story” and more. > More

A Century Ago: The Films of 1910 (SOLD OUT - See standby ticket info)
Monday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater
Films made 100 years ago return to the big screen, including an early D.W. Griffith Civil War film, a Selig Company production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and other delights. Presented on a hand-cranked motion picture machine. > More

An Academy Salute to Director Dang Nhat Minh
Wednesday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
On onstage conversation with director Dang Nhat Minh and several other visiting Vietnamese directors, and a screening of Minh’s “The Guava House” (2000). Presented in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive’s series “New Voices from Vietnam.” > More

Visualize This: Previs in the Making of “Star Trek”
Thursday, November 18, 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater
“Star Trek” writer-producer Damon Lindelof hosts an evening on the pre-production process of previsualization, featuring panelists who will explain how previs shaped key scenes in the film. > More

Griffith in California
Monday, November 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater
A special screening of six films directed by D.W. Griffith a century ago in his first expedition to Southern California, plus the re-premiere of the recently re-discovered 1910 Selig film “The Sergeant.” > More

Where Do We Go from Here?
Thursday, December 2, 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
An evening exploring what could be in the future for motion pictures, hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker, a co-founder of the Science & Entertainment Exchange. > More

Monday Nights with Oscar presents “Funny Girl”
Monday, November 15, 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International, New York City
The Academy celebrates the completion of theater renovations with a screening of the crowd-pleasing 1968 musical “Funny Girl,” which was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture. > More

Up From the Vault: 85 Years of Treasures from the Warner Bros. Photo Lab
Through December 12 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery
An exhibition of photography from the Warner Bros. Photo Lab featuring 165 images of iconic stars from the last nine decades, including glamour portraits, ad art, publicity photos, behind-the-scenes shots and scene stills. > More

Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies
Through December 12 in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery
An exhibition delving into the central themes and motifs of nine-time Oscar nominee Ingmar Bergman’s body of work, organized in cooperation with the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin. > More

Ticket Information
Los Angeles
Tickets and passes for Academy events in Los Angeles may be purchased online, by mail (PDF format), or in person at the Academy Box Office.

The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Academy is closed most major holidays. For additional information on Academy programs in Los Angeles, call (310) 247-3600 or visit

New York
Tickets and passes for Academy events in New York may be purchased online, by mail (PDF format), or in person at the door on the day of the event (subject to availability).

The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York. For additional information, call (212) 821-9251 or visit