Friday, February 11, 2011

Job Listings 2/11

Radical Studios, a leading transmedia company located in Hollywood, CA
is looking to hire a Director of eCommerce to manage, build, and grow
our direct to consumer digital merchandising and marketing business.
The Director of eCommerce Site will report directly to the Chief
Marketing Officer and will be a key contributor on the Radical Studios
marketing and sales team.

Manage the company’s business and P&L
Develop and manage merchandising strategies for pre/post customer visits
Analyze customer traffic using Google Analytics
Develop and manage SEO, SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing programs
Establish and manage affiliate merchandizing partners and programs
Develop effective internal relationships with inventory
planning/management, creative and sales teams

Experience and Desired Skills:
Understanding of Internet applications (Flash, HTML5, PHP, JAVA, Word Press)
Proficient use of Microsoft Office Programs, Visio, and Project or Google Docs
Minimum of 3 years relevant ecommerce work experience
Minimum of 1 years experience directly managing inventory and cost controls
Minimum of 1 years experience working with warehouse/fulfillment partners
Minimum of 1 years experience managing employees
Demonstrated ability to transform key learning into profitable results
Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong organizational and time management skills

Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business
MBA a plus

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please include
salary requirements. Compensation will commensurate with experience.
Contact No phone calls will be accepted.
A unique, well-paid, full time position as a Sales/Administrative
Manager at an acting studio is available. This is a terrific position
for someone who would like to be in a creative position yet maintain a
secure income.

The position we seek to fill is a permanent, full-time position
meeting and enrolling new students. The job requires superior sales
skills and knowledge of enrollment/admissions. Super organizational
and phone skills are a must, as are solid computer skills- Filemaker
Pro, Quickbooks, and Microsoft Office programs. Must have a
Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 5 years in one job, and 3 years
experience in an office having supervised at least 2 employees.

Preferences: non-smoker, live within 20 miles of Santa Monica. Hours:
Monday- Friday 11:00 to 7:30 pm with occasional hours on weekends or
after normal hours. Please send resumes to:
Meridian Media seeks qualified candidates for a general assistant
position to support principals of the business. Previous industry
experience and bachelors degree are preferable but not required.
Candidates must be motivated, extremely detail oriented and have
excellent communication/organizational skills. This is a very
demanding environment with excellent opportunities to work in Film,
Television, Music, New Media and Music. Proficiency with Microsoft
Office software is mandatory. References required. Email letter &
resume to No calls.
A-List International Sales and Finance company seeks highly motivated
coordinator to support and assist the sales team. Individual should
have previous sales experience and knowledge of relevant software.
Responsibilities include covering desks, scheduling, market
preparation, creation of spreadsheets, data entry and management.
Applicants must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced
setting. Send resumes and cover letters to:
Well-known agent turned feature film producer/financier seeks
exceptional assistant to assist him in all areas. Very busy desk but
wonderful opportunity for someone looking to be immersed in all facets
of film producing. Heavy phones, heavy scheduling, heavy reading, some
personal errands, some general administrative duties. Requires
incredible attention to detail, thick skin, clear communication, an
ability to anticipate needs, and a positive attitude. At least one
year of agency experience required. Will hire within the month. Please
send cover letter and resume to
Executive Assistant: Stand Up To Cancer, Culver City
Stand Up To Cancer, an Entertainment Industry Foundation initiative,
seeks an executive assistant for its digital media division. Candidate
should possess superior organizational / communication skills, be
detail–oriented, computer proficient, resourceful, and have the
ability to multi-task. Previous experience on a busy desk is
preferred. Knowledge of social media, production and post is a plus.
Competitive benefits, and salary. Must have 1-2 years prior assistant
and/or intern experience in the entertainment industry and familiarity
with all MS office software. Some editing/post-production experience
and professional on-set experience beneficial. Send resume and cover
letter to:
Entertainment Public Relations Firm, with A-Level clients, seeks an
executive assistant to work for partner. Minimum two years of
experience in publicity required from either a public relations firm
or a studio. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and
the ability to multi-task in a fast-pace environment. Medical/Dental
benefits. Email resume to
Content Creator/Interactive Producer For Online Healthy Foods Community.
EQAL, Inc. is a leading social entertainment company, focusing on the
build and growth of web communities for celebrities and brands.
Seeking a Content Creator/Interactive Producer for a healthy foods
online community. This site combines content publishing (articles,
videos, features) and social network features (engaged community with
forum discussions, profile pages, uploading and sharing of community
sourced content, etc.). All content revolves around natural and whole
foods, organic products, healthy living and cooking.

Ideal candidate should be familiar with all aspects of running a
website including, but not limited to, content creation and
scheduling, promotions and public relations, partnerships and audience
engagement, web aesthetics and basic functionality.

-Managing a content team
-Interfacing with brands and agencies
-Overseeing the running of an editorial calendar
-Creation and implementation of a weekly interactive script
-Writing and producing content

-MUST have digital production experience
-MUST have writing/blogging experience
-Bachelors Degree Required
-Familiarity with healthy foods and cooking
-Experience working with brands (e.g. Producer who has handled content
integration, agency experience, etc.)
-Strong creative sense with an ability to guide a real-time story as
it unfolds online
-Familiarity with WordPress, Drupal, Tumblr and other CMS’s

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and links to examples of
past work to

Academy Screenings at the Goldwyn Theatre

Shorts! The 2010 Animated and Live Action Short Film Nominees 
Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. -Hosted by Kenneth Branagh, actor, writer, director, producer and four-time Oscar nominee, this event features screenings of all of the 2010 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting). Advance tickets are no longer available. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be taken starting at 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
Docs! The 2010 Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Nominees 
Wednesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. -Hosted by Michael Apted, director and former Documentary Branch governor, this program will include film clips from each of the nominated documentary features and short subjects and panel discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Symposium 
Thursday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. -Hosted by Tom Sito, animator and animation historian, this symposium celebrates the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative process and the development of their films, and present clips illustrating their techniques. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

Foreign Language Film Award Symposium
Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. -Moderated by Mark Johnson, producer and Foreign Language Film Award Committee chair The Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium brings together the directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category to discuss their work and address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession. All of the nominated films' directors will be attending: Alejandro González Iñárritu ( "Biutiful" - Mexico), Giorgos Lanthimos ("Dogtooth" - Greece), Susanne Bier ("In a Better World" - Denmark), Denis Villeneuve ("Incendies" - Canada), and Algeria Rachid Bouchareb ("Outside the Law [Hors-la-loi])." 
Advance tickets are no longer available. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be taken starting at 8 a.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Doors open at All seating is unreserved.
Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium 
Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. -Hosted by Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor, this culminating public event for Oscar Week celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup category with film clips, photographs, models and onstage discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting). Advance tickets are no longer available. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be taken starting at 8 a.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins.
Tickets to Shorts!, Docs! and the Animated Feature Symposium events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets to the Saturday events – Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium and the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium – are free (limit of 2 per person). Ticketholders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater.

Landmark Theater Screenings

CEDAR RAPIDS, opening Friday, February 11 at The Landmark, is a comedy about a group of insurance salesmen who use the opportunity to attend an annual convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as a way to escape their doleful Vegas but with corn. Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just...didn't. He's been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei (Sigourney Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people's dreams. But now, Tim's stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he's headed to a "major" metropolis—Cedar Rapids, Iowa—where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely nonconventional. From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money-belt, it's clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and John C. Reilly co-star. Director Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) has written an exclusive letter to Film Club members about creating a comic yet poignant adventure. 

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2011, opening Friday, February 11 at the Nuart Theatre, provide audiences with a rare opportunity to see all Academy Award nominees in the categories of Best Animated Short and Best Live Action Short before the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony on February 27. Two feature-length programs will be screened (separate admission). The ANIMATED program includes: Pixar's Day & Night (USA), Let's Pollute (USA), The Lost Thing (Australia/UK), Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage (France) and, pictured above, The Gruffalo (UK/Germany), a magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk through the woods in search of a nut. Two bonus animated shorts round out the collection: Urs (Germany) and Bill Plympton's The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (USA). The LIVE ACTION program includes The Confession (UK), The Crush (Ireland), God of Love (USA), Na Wewe (Belgium) and, pictured above, Wish 143 (UK), the darkly comic story of a 15-year-old boy with only months to live who asks for one wish from the Dreamscape Charity: an hour alone with a naked woman.

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK: In the Roman epic adventure THE EAGLE, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, two men—master and slave—venture in 140 AD beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. Co-starring Donald Sutherland and directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September), THE EAGLE starts Friday, February 11 at The Landmark. In the romantic comedy JUST GO WITH IT, also opening at The Landmark, plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler), romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, Katherine's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all of their lives.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hear John Dayton Speak

ECLS Creative Writing Contest

ECLS Creative Writing Student Contest with Prizes

To all students: ECLS Creative Writing Contest for Spring 2011.
All Creative Writers are encouraged to submit work.

Typed submissions for the contest are due in the ECLS office, Swan Trailer A on February 18th by 5:00 pm. You may submit work in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (including memoir), and journalism. All entries are read by two
faculty members; student names are removed.

Please indicate the category in which you are submitting work; no more than 2 entries in fiction, non-fiction, and journalism, 3 entries in poetry. Winners will also be considered for publication in the Occidental Arts and Literary Magazine, FEAST.

First prize: $300
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $200

Professor Martha Ronk
ECLS Occidental College
1600 Campus Road, LA CA 90041
323 259 2806

Speed Mentoring Event

AWM SoCal Speed Mentoring Event
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just starting out or changing careers? Looking for advice from media pros? Participate in AWM SoCal's Annual Speed Mentoring Event on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, 91604 (directions) from 9am to noon.*


Modeled after the speed-dating concept, every mentee gets five minutes with a mentor before the bell rings and the line moves forward. It's a fun way to meet and network!

Mentors include:
Christine Chiappetta, Island Def Jam Music Group, Record Executive
Akua Boyenne, Entertainment Lawyer
Mark Thomas, KABC Radio News Director/News Anchor
Susan Irby, The Bikini Chef, TV & Radio Host, Author
Steve Carver, CBS Radio, Sr. VP Market Manager
Rosemary Hernandez, CBS Radio Los Angeles, General Sales Manager
Lisa Worden, KROQ Music Director
Irma Blanco, MyFM Morning Show Co-host
Rita Garcia, KCAL/KCBS on air reporter
Talaya Trigueros, KTWV "The Wave" Midday Air Personality
Charese Fruge, CBS Radio Program Director for Mix 94.1 Las Vegas and Sophie 103.7 San Diego
Jim Romanovich, Associated Television International, President of Worldwide Media and Entertainment
Corinne Baldassano, Senior VP, Programming & Marketing at Take On The Day, LLC
... and many more!
At the end of the morning, everyone who attends will have experienced valuable one-on-one conversations with several industry professionals.

$15 AWM Members (Must be on current membership list)
$20 Non-members
Includes Continental Breakfast


Due to security restrictions, we are unable to accept attendees at the door. You must be pre-registered and pre-paid. Space is limited, so sign up today by clicking here!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn one-on-one from successful media pros!

About AWM SoCal:
Alliance for Women in Media is a national, nonprofit organization that extends membership to qualified professionals in the electronic media and allied fields. Founded in 1951, our mission is to advance the impact of women in the media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to our members, the industry, and the public.

The Southern California Chapter of Alliance for Women in Media offers local benefits to its members, including: Networking Events, Educational Programs, Community Outreach, Mentorship and a Scholarship Program. The chapter also holds the annual Genii Awards that celebrates the outstanding contributions of women in Radio, Television, Film, New Media and Advertising. Proceeds from the Genii Awards fund the AWM SoCal student scholarships.

Upcoming FilmForum Screenings

Highlights coming up include two shows with Fred Worden on Feb 20 at Filmforum and Feb 21 at REDCAT. Also two more chances to see Thom Andersen's new film Get out of the Car, at USC on February 10 and at Filmforum on Feb 13 with Andersen in person both nights. Full info on the February 13th show coming separately - additional guests as well!

-- UCLA CELEBRATION OF IRANIAN CINEMA, Feb 4-27, at the UCLA Film & Television Archive

-- Douglas Fairbanks silent films, Feb 9, 16, 23 @ 8 pm, at Cinefamily

-- Cinematic and Geographic Traces: An Evening with Thom Andersen, Thurs Feb 10, 7:00 pm at USC Cinematheque 108

-- CIRCLES AND SPINNING WHEELS, Thur, Feb 10, 8 PM, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Love In The Afternoon, Saturday 2/12 @ 7:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- 4TH African American Shortsfest, Sat, Feb 12, 5:00 PM & 7:30 pm
at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Filmforum presents NEW URBAN OBSERVATIONS, with filmmakers Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven Day in person, Sun Feb 13, 7:30 pm, at the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian

-- Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn, Mon Feb 14, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

-- The Cage We Are Tricked Into - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry, Monday Feb 14, 6-10 pm, at Documental

-- The Cage We Are Tricked Into - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry, Thur, Feb 17, 8 PM, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Fred Worden: Illusions and Altercations, Sun Feb 20, 7:30pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden, Mon, Feb 21, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT


-- Playtime in 70mm, Thur, Feb 24, 7:30 PM, at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer, and Symmetry/Gates: 3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists, until March 11, at Young Projects at the PDC


At the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Feb 4-27, 2011

Since 1990, UCLA Film & Television Archive has closely followed contemporary trends in Iranian cinema. A long and distinguished film practice of many fascinating tributaries, Iranian film has given voice to complex discourses, dreams and social realities within Iran, communicating these internally and to the world. An invaluable, international bridge, the cinema has been a unique site of dialogue between Iranian artists and American audiences, and a touchstone to Iranian expatriate communities within the United States. This year, we supplement a diverse program of contemporary works with a curation of Iranian film classics, reflecting Iran's engagement with the subject of its own cinema and with the fame of its auteur directors, as well as selected films produced by other countries that helped shape the nation's international image (some of these classic films have never been screened publicly in the United States). These have been specially chosen by Hamid Naficy, currently Professor of Radio-Television-Film and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication at Northwestern University, and an alumnus of UCLA who curated our inaugural Iranian program in 1990. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Naficy back to UCLA, and to present this latest celebration of Iranian cinema, spanning many genres and times.

We hope to welcome a number of the filmmakers in this series to Los Angeles as well. Please check back for updates on in-person guests for this program.

All films from Iran, in Persian with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
Some highlights:

Saturday February 19 2011, 7:30PM

(1990) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami documents a real-life case in which a blue-collar impostor pretending to be famed director Mohsen Makhmalbaf conned a family into believing they would star in his next film. Both the case and this film demonstrate Iranian's profound love of cinema and the respect they have for their art-house film directors, such as Makhmalbaf and Kiarostami. The figure of the "famous director" looms large in this strange and touching tale, as the protagonist seems not to have been motivated by profit. Those involved in the original story re-enact their roles in this unique and moving documentary.
35mm, 98 min.

Preceded by:
(1998) Directed by Reza Haeri
With humor and precision, the filmmaker tries to gauge the sentiments of ordinary people on the streets of Tehran about the famed director Abbas Kiarostami. DV, 30 min.

Sunday February 27 2011, 7:00PM
(2010) Directed by Vahid Vakilifar
Winner of the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Film by a new director at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Vahid Vakilifar's first feature portrays the lives of migrant laborers in the Persian Gulf region. Following its subjects with documentary-style observation, Vakilifar depicts their labor, recreation and environment with an elegance and stateliness befitting the story of trans-national migration, of which they are a part. HDcam, 84 min.
Douglas Fairbanks / Silent Wednesdays in February
Feb 9, 16, 23 @ 8 pm

In this age of constant celebrity culture bombardment, we forget that once upon a time, there were only a handful of superstars that could truly galvanize the entire world -- and that list was headed by silent film legend Douglas Fairbanks. His universal appeal lied in his astounding ability to be almost all things to all people: a man's man, a ladies' man, a lithe acrobat, a charming rogue, a ceaseless adventurer and a jaunty comedian. Within just a few years of his movie debut in 1915, Fairbanks rocketed to becoming the highest-paid Hollywood actor next to Chaplin, and is still known today as one of the greatest swashbucklers and stunt masters ever filmed. Join us in some of Fairbanks' most stirring leaps into fantasy, which, over the course of almost an entire century, haven't lost a speck of their ability to whisk us away to far-off lands.

2/9 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
The Three Musketeers
Dir. Fred Niblo, 1921, 16mm, 120 min.
Tickets - $10

2/16 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
Robin Hood
Dir. Allan Dwan, 1922, 35mm, 127 min. Tickets - $10

2/23 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
The Black Pirate
Dir. Albert Parker, 1926, 35mm, 94 min.
Cinematic and Geographic Traces: An Evening with Thom Andersen
USC Cinematheque 108
7:00 pm on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Followed by a Q & A with the Director

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


Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. 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 6:30 P.M.
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.

Thom Andersen (Director)
Thom Andersen is an internationally renowned curator, filmmaker and scholar who has been creating experimental films for over 45 years.. His in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles' architecture, landscape, fictional renditions and forgotten histories has informed a stunning collection of films including Olivia's Place (1966) , --- ------- (1967, with Malcolm Brodwick) and Red Hollywood. In 2003 he attracted significant attention for his essayistic, feature length documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself. The film won the National Film Board Award for Best Documentary at the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival and was voted best documentary of 2004 by the Village Voice Critic's Poll. He currently teaches at CalArts.

Eadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974, 16mm film, 60 min.)
Direction: Thom Andersen, editing: Morgan Fisher, narration: Dean Stockwell
"Eadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer remains the definitive documentary about the full range of Muybridge's career, not only as a cinematic precursor, but as a pioneering landscape and ethnographic photographer of the 19th century. A fascinatingly erudite exploration of Muybridge's work in relation to 19th century positivism, the philosophical dilemma of Zeno's Paradox and prephotographic understandings of physiology and bodily locomotion" – Los Angeles FilmForum

Get out of the Car (2010. 16mm film, 34min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
Andersen's most recent film is a poetic, 16mm reinvention of the city symphony. Composed of sites and fragments that caught Andersen's interest, Get Out of the Car carefully combines signs, murals and billboards with remnants from the city's forgotten history. The film is a testament to the rich texture of Los Angeles' culture and recalls regional musical developments, paying special tribute to the legacies of Johnny Otis and Art Laboe.
Thursday, February 10 – 8 PM
at the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 - 8846 |

Artist Melody Owen has spent the last few years traveling in Paris, Quebec, Iceland, and the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. As she roamed, she collected video works from artists she met along the way. Owen has organized these works into two distinct screenings. The first, circles and spinning wheels, is a compilation of animations, mini-documentaries, music videos, and experimental films that feature the curves and planes of circles. This simple shape of Euclidean geometry remains constant despite the artists' different styles and methodologies. The second, If I Could Crowd All My Souls into That mountain, features videos by an international cast of characters who have stepped from behind the camera and transformed into both subject and performer as they document their actions in the world. Artists featured include Boris Achour, Guler Ates, Barak Bar-am, Jean Charles Blanc, E*rock, Ben Fino-Radin, Liz Haley, John Hey, Gretchen Hogue, Cassandra C. Jones, Alexandra Lakin, Chris Lael Larson, Zak Margolis, Alicia McDaid, Ma Qiusha, Daragh Reeves, Michael Shamberg, Sigtryggur Sigmarsson, Catarina Simoes, Matt Underwood, and Ola Vasiljeva. Melody Owen is an artist and curator, and is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Saturday 2/12 @ 7:00pm
Love In The Afternoon
(aka Chloe In The Afternoon)
at Cinefamily

"In its way, just about perfect." -- Pauline Kael

Love in the Afternoon, the last of Eric Rohmer's six "Moral Tales", is a film of sublime beauty. It is beautiful literally, in cinematographer Nestor Alemendros' gorgeous natural lighting of the hustling, bustling afternoons of Paris, and the parade of alluring gamines that are keenly observed in all their attractive particulars of personality and personal grace; a parade led by that lead temptress the Chloe herself, incarnated by the insouciant and unstoppable Zouzou--French supermodel, mod club-girl, and real-life lover of men from Brian Jones Jones to Jack Nicholson. It is also beautiful cinematically: in its invisibly perfect editing rhythms; in its thoughtful framings, details and visual motifs; and in its justly famous natural dialogue that is at once thoughtful, revealing, deceptive, and most of all, believable. And it is even beautiful in its spirit. For Rohmer, in making a film about the real struggles of monogamy and fidelity, the decisions that matter, the trials we all submit to, and the underlying emotional heft of our relationships, has made a triumphantly moving film about real lasting love that, in its own way, is more supremely romantic than a hundred Love Affairs, or a thousand Brief Encounters.
Dir. Eric Rohmer, 1972, 35mm, 97 min.
Saturday, February 12 – 5:00 PM & 7:30 pm
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.,

This year's program will showcase emerging directors, writers and animators who are redefining African American voices, stories and characters through their films in a broad spectrum of styles and genres. Programs compiled by Kimberley Browning, Executive Director: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS. For updates on guest appearances, please visit

[Spielberg] 4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST, PROGRAM I, 89 min. - 5:00 pm
Carey Williams' "The Kiss" (10 min.)
Alfred Robbin's "The Next Day" (2010, 22 min, World Premiere)
Hilliard Guess' "Troublesome" (2009, 19 min)
Ya'Ke Smith's "Katrina's Son" (2010, 15 min, West Coast Premiere)
Anthony Anderson's "Anacostia" (2010, 23 min)

Saturday, February 12 – 7:30 PM
Tahir Jeter's "Close" (2010, 8 min, West Coast Premiere)
Chris Herod's "I Cheat" (2009, 3 min, World Premiere)
Daniel K. Hunter's "Know Your Role" (2010, 10 min, World Premiere)
Kiara Jones' "Men or Mice" (2010,16 min, West Coast Premiere)
Morocco Omari's "Good Intentions" (2009, 23 min.)
Hilton Carter's "Moth" (2010, 15 min.)
T. G. Herringon's "Mr. Okra" (2009, 12 min.)
Issa Rae's "The Fly Guys The `F' Word" (2010, 15 min, World Premiere)
Lamont Wayne's "The Wolfman" & "Them Bones" (2010,10 min, World Premiere)
with filmmakers Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven Day in person

Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
More information at
Admission $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets:

These extraordinary films continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of film. The city itself – its people and spaces, rhythms and hustle, and the life cycles of buildings and places – are viewed and made personal through the superb craft and perceptive gaze of tonight's filmmakers. London, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, all seen in their uniqueness, while all give insight into the arcs and possibilities of all cities.

The program includes two Los Angeles premieres: Jack Cronin's ravishing look at the empty spaces of Detroit, and Laura Kraning's immersive look at the reflections and images found at a drive-in in the City of Industry. Also, it includes another opportunity to see Thom Andersen's latest 16mm film, of billboards and spaces of a lost Los Angeles, with its history still suffusing the present, after its two sold-out screenings thus far in Los Angeles. Steven Day finds the exhilarating possibilities of modern transportation in Tokyo; Tomonari Nishikawa masterfully distills Market Street, and film, to its essential lines; and Eva Weber allows us an intimate view of London from on high.
Curated by Adam Hyman.

The Films:
The Solitary Life of Cranes, by Eva Weber (2008, England, video, 27 min,)

Market Street, by Tomonari Nishikawa (2005, US, 16mm, silent, b&w, 5 min.)

Invisible City, by Jack Cronin (2006, USA, Super 8 on DV, 11 min.)
Los Angeles Premiere!

Vineland, by Laura Kraning (2009, USA, DV, 10.15 min.)
Los Angeles premiere!
Winner of the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

tokyo / jitensha by Steven Day (2009, Japan + USA, digital SLR / HD, 01:15 min)
Bicycling through tokyo -- at the speed of light. long exposure photography + bicycle + neon megalopolis = bike love!!!

Get Out of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010, 16mm film, 34 min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn
Martha Colburn in person

Monday February 14, 2011, 8:30 pm

Martha Colburn's handcrafted animations explode with an energy, concentration and a rapid-fire torrent of ideas that push the medium to its very edges. Colburn's past works have savagely lampooned pop culture, consumerism, and middle-class attitudes to delirious fantasies, but her most recent films bring more tragic dimensions to bear by focusing on war and icons of American history. Always startling in her use of disparate techniques and free association, Colburn creates films unlike any other, and the screening spans 16 years of filmmaking with 16 films, including Dolls vs. Dictators (2010), Join the Freedom Force (2009), Myth Labs (2008), Triumph of the Wild (2008), Skelehellavision (2001), Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (2000), and Evil of Dracula (1997), among others. Her work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, The Kitchen, the Whitney Museum, PS 1, MoMA, and numerous major international film festivals.

In person: Martha Colburn
THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
at Documental
Monday Feb 14, 6-10 pm

DOCUMENTAL shows films at the Unurban Coffeehouse
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, 310-315-0056, free admission from 6-10pm. Info: 310-306-7330

MON, Feb 14. THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO at 7:30pm - Collaborators for fifteen years, experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (in person) screen a body of work that examines the human impulse toward dualism and narcissistic command of the planet Earth. Their films create "a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness"- Film Threat and "illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" - Slant Magazine. Inching ever closer to some resolution, these experimental and documentary films reflect an ongoing investigation of how we might cultivate a new approach to physical, mental and environmental equilibrium. The films include PICTURE #4 ('93, 5m), NOT TOO MUCH REMEMBER ('03, 11m), TABERNACLE ('98, 10m,) IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU ('04, 8m), HATS CAN BE A SCARY THING ('92, 4m), HOUSESITTING ('99, 16m), THROUGH THESE TRACKLESS WATERS ('07, 12m), COUNT BACKWARDS FROM FIVE ('07, 8m), FOSSIL LIGHT ('09, 7m), CASE HISTORIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY ('08, 8m), FLEDGLING ('09, 7m). 6pm preshow-Gault's experimental picks.
THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
Thursday, February 17 – 8 PM
at the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 - 8846 |
Shows begin promptly @ 8PM and are $5 (unless otherwise noted)

Collaborators for fifteen years, experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry screen a body of work that examines the human impulse toward dualism and narcissistic command of the planet Earth. Their films create "a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness"- Film Threat, and "illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" - Slant Magazine. Inching ever closer to some resolution, these experimental and documentary films reflect an ongoing investigation of how we might cultivate a new approach to physical, mental and environmental equilibrium. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Fred Worden: Illusions and Altercations
Fred Worden in person!

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 – 8846

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Los Angeles is proud to welcome one-time Angeleno Fred Worden with the first of two programs of his work in film and digital video, spanning four decades of moving image making. During the past twenty years New York-based Worden has redefined cinema with his film and digital works, creating concentrated and transcendent experiences for both body and mind. Worden describes his work as a "cinema of pure energy that bypasses the discursive mind and goes right at the body, in through the eyes, pulsing, to jigger directly the brain's electro-chemical neural flows, seedbed of every single thought or feeling."

Please join Fred for another completely different program of films at REDCAT in Downtown L.A. on Monday February 21 at 8:30.
Special Thanks to Berenice Reynaud, Steve Anker, Mark Toscano, and REDCAT.

1986, 16mm, 7min.

If Only
2003, 16mm, 7min.

Everyday Bad Dream
2006, DV, 6min.

Time's Arrow
2007, DV, 11 min.

North Shore
2007, DV, 11min.

When Worlds Collude
2008, DV, 13min.

How the Hell I Ripped Jack Goldstein's Painting in the Elevator
1989, 16mm, 23min.

The After Life
2007, DV, 6min.

About the Filmmaker:
Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970s. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art , The Centre Pompidou, The Pacific Film Archive, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues. Fred Worden is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at UMBC.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden
February 21, 2011, 8:30 pm
Fred Worden in person

"Worden drops depth-charges into the psyche. These are images not so much for the eyes but to pass through the eyes to spread havoc along nerve paths." —Ken Jacobs

During the past twenty years New York-based Fred Worden has redefined cinema with his film and digital works, creating concentrated and transcendent experiences for both body and mind. Worden describes his work as a "cinema of pure energy that bypasses the discursive mind and goes right at the body, in through the eyes, pulsing, to jigger directly the brain's electro-chemical neural flows, seedbed of every single thought or feeling." In her essay "The Cinema," Virgina Woolf asked, "Is there . . . some secret language which we feel and see but never speak, and, if so, could this be made visible to the eye?" Many filmmakers have approached this question and few have succeeded so powerfully as Worden. His films have been shown at the Whitney Museum, MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, Pacific Film Archive and dozens of film festivals throughout the world. Films include The Or Cloud (2001), Here Amongst the Persuaded (2004), 1859 (2008), Possessed (2010), and others.

In person: Fred Worden
Monday Feb 21, 6-10 pm
1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291, 310-450-6052, free admission, 6-10pm Info 310-306-7330

MON, Feb 21. JEAN-LUC GODARD & IGOR STRAVINSKY BY RICHARD LEACOCK - 6-10pm Ishan Shapiro & Marija Coneva of Not This Body (in person) screen rare films by Leacock, who spawned the Direct Cinema movement in the US along with Robert Drew, D.A. Pennybaker and the Maysles brothers. 6pm: A STRAVINSKY PORTRAIT ('66, 55m) Stravinsky at home in California discussing his work with Rolf Liebermann, conducting an orchestra rehearsal in Hamburg, holding a press conference in London, and talking about creativity with old friend Balanchine. "Not constantly asking Stravinsky to do unnatural things, not filming the whole time, but building a friendship that would last a lifetime--his! Stravinsky had been filmed by CBS and didn't like it; then he was filmed by CBC from Canada and hated it... Stravinsky loved this film and it was shown everywhere except in America. 7:15pm: ONE P.M ('72, 90m) Godard's collaboration with filmmakers Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker on the 1968 film 1 AM (One American Movie) fell apart when Godard became disillusioned with the project. After Godard's abrupt departure, Pennebaker and Leacock edited the resulting footage into One Parallel Movie. A reflexive piece that marks the unceremonious end of the decade. With Eldridge Cleaver, Amiri Baraka, Grace Slick. 9pm: L'ATELIER(S) DF LUC SIMON (2009, 15m) and EMOGRAPHIC CENSUS (2010, 25m) Shapiro & Coneva's experimental documentaries: One, made under the mentorship of Richard Leacock and Valerie Lalonde, has strong influences of Cinema Direct while at the same time planting a stake of realization in the ground about the temporality of memory - the other is a transit through perspectives, memories and experiences as we travel with four young media creators through Macedonia in search of "the light".
in 70mm
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
Thursday, February 24 – 7:30 PM
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

70mm Print! PLAYTIME, 1967, Janus Films, 126 min. Dir. Jacques Tati. Monsieur Hulot is on his way to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets caught in a tourist invasion and roams around the city with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. In true Tati fashion, we are shown Paris as a stylish maze of mid century modern architecture filled with the latest technological gadgets.
Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer

and Symmetry/Gates
3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists

Reception: Thurs, January 20, 2011 5:30-8pm
Young Projects
Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave. Space B210. West Hollywood, CA 90046 323.377.1102

For more information:

Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer
Young Projects is proud to present a selection of recent video work from the renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer who lives and works in St. Gallen. The exhibition will consist of 15 works from the past decade, each looped, projected and given its own space. This is a unique chance to experience Signer's unique brand of conceptually-driven, spectacular, often playful, 'momentary sculptures'.

A spellbinding foray into painterly digital approaches featuring: Cliff Evans' overwhelming, five-screen, five-channel Empyrean; Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth's White Glove Tracking, which combines the work of 5 different artists (Roth, Zach Lieberman, Jung-Hoon Seo, Tim Knapen, Jonathan Cremieux) reworking Michael Jackson's 1983 TV performance, "Billy Jean;" New York's Matthew Weinstein will present Siam, a journey through a world of talking fish and dancing skeletons; Columbia's 3D master, Santiago Caicedo, will be presenting his latest 3D work, Uyuyui (glasses included), and Daniel Franke (Germany), Roland Schimmel (Netherlands), Candas Sisman (Turkey), and LA artists Audri Phillips, J-Walt, Jim Ellis and Arno Kroner will be presenting a number of new, extraordinary works that blend figuration, depth perception and abstraction with mind-bending ease.
Exhibition runs through March 11, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Film & Television Internships

A-Level Management/Production company is seeking hard working, motivated, quick thinking intern with a passion for film and TV. Small literary management company with top level writers and directors. Very hands on internship. Duties include script coverage, heavy phones, reading tons of scripts, acting as the assistant when needed, and basic office duties. It is a small company, so it is very hands-on and includes one on one time with Managers and producers. Great opportunity and great step to getting a first job in the industry. Email: 2/4

Boutique talent management company seeks highly-motivated college intern. Must be organized, responsible, resourceful, and capable of working well under pressure. Ideal candidates have a fun personality, extensive knowledge of film/TV, and a genuine interest in talent representation. Duties include phones, scheduling, and materials distribution. Prior assistant experience, Mac, & FCP experience a plus. Please email resumes and cover letters with name and “Intern” in subject line to 2/4

Sid Ganis’ production company at Sony, Out of The Blue…Entertainment, is looking for interns interested in feature film and television development to begin immediately. Duties include writing coverage and standard office work. Must be enrolled in a college or university and available at least two days per week. Credit only. Please send resume and cover letter to 2/4

Open Eye Productions, a Los Angeles and New York based independent film production company is looking for enthusiastic interns. Candidates should be motivated, interested in the marketing aspect of the industry, and love film. Duties include marketing, advertising and promotion research, as well as other administrative duties. Ideally, interns will work 2-3 days per week and can even work from home. School credit is a must. This is a great opportunity to work with some amazing and passionate people. If interested, please send resume to Bill at 2/4

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 a three-month internship, and interns must be available 2-3 days a week. Duties include learning how to effectively evaluate a screenplay, and complete accurate coverage; aiding with project development, including comic and video game research; a pitch training program; and assisting in general office duties. Organization, outside-the-box resourcefulness and familiarity with Mac computers is key. Please send cover letter and resume to 2/4

Red Hour Films is looking for qualified and eager interns. Duties will include reading scripts, answering phones, running errands and providing overall support to executives and assistants. Candidates should have experience with script coverage, have knowledge of the comedy/film world, and be willing to learn. Unpaid but college credit is available. Please email resume, cover letter and sample script coverage to 2/4

Production/Management Company in Beverly Hills seeks office interns to start immediately. Duties will range from general office tasks, assisting accounting department, script coverage, to providing creative input as well as performing research on a variety of topics. Availability required is 2 days a week M-F 9am – 7pm. School credit required, no exceptions. Candidates that do not meet these requirements need not apply. Please send cover letters and resumes to 2/4

Busy film and television company with a new scripted series in production seeks development interns. Ideal candidate has previous entertainment experience. Responsibilities include coverage, occasional phones, and general office duties. Must be MAC proficient, responsible and conscientious, with a strong interest in TV development. This is an unpaid, part time position but has growth potential. School credit available. Please email resumes to 2/4

Looking for an Intern for Talent Management Company! This is a great opportunity for energetic, organized individual to get hands on experience. Need someone comfortable making pitch calls right away. Making submissions, setting up auditions, script reading and general office organization. Flexible scheduling. Unpaid internship, but can be applied for school credit. Can absolutely turn into paying job quickly for the right person. Resume and cover letter to 2/4

Media Partners Global Internship: A marketing, branding, production, distribution and strategic consultancy serving the global media entertainment community. We are looking for an LA-based intern to work closely with the Managing Director of the company in a variety of projects that include research, project development, outreach, administrative assistance and event planning. Candidates should send their resume to 2/4

Film Production company seeks an unpaid office intern who is highly motivated, detail oriented, organized, good at multitasking, and passionate about film. Responsibilities include: occasional phones, administrative work (faxing, scanning, filing), reading scripts and writing coverage, and runs. This internship offers a unique chance to gain exposure to production at all stages - development through distribution. Please send resume and cover letter to 2/4

Leading Production company seeks intern working directly with the President of Production of the company. Candidate must have a strong desire to work in the entertainment industry and be willing to take direction and excel in a fast paced environment. Duties will include answering phones, scheduling, coverage and some personal errands. Candidate must receive school credit. Email cover letter and resume to 2/1

Boutique Literary Management and Production Company is looking for interns for immediate start and for the summer session. We encompass feature and television production and literary management. Includes general office work, covering desks, coverage, research and assisting manager/producer. Great opportunity to learn and network in a growing company, 2-3 days a week, unpaid. Based in Los Angeles/West Hollywood area. Send cover letter and resume to 2/1

Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan, Shutter Island, Zodiac) is looking for interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include reading scripts and evaluating projects for development, as well as conducting research projects. Interns are invited to attend weekly staff meetings with Phoenix executives and are given a chance to provide feedback. Internships are unpaid. Candidates must receive college credit and be available at least three days per week. Please email resumes to: 2/1

Beverly Hills Independent Film & TV production company seeks motivated and enthusiastic interns who want an experience in entertainment. Interns will read scripts, write coverage, and participate in project development. Interns will also serve as a temporary assistant to the producers when needed. Candidates must be self-starters and eager to take initiative. Ideas for projects welcome. Please email a cover letter and resume to 2/1

ROAR is an entertainment company with deep expertise in talent and brand management, film and television production, sponsorship engagement and marketing. We represent some of the most prominent brands, musicians, producers, and talent in today’s market. We are currently looking for an intern who could assist our literary department. Candidates must be strong writers, detail oriented, and proficient with Microsoft Office. Please send your cover letter and resume to 2/1

Boutique Beverly Hills literary management company seeks intelligent, creative intern with a sense of humor. Must be Tuesdays & Thursdays, but opportunities to come in more often. In addition to light general office duties, interns read and evaluate scripts and write coverage. 3-month commitment required. Email cover letter and resume to with Office Internship in subject line. Internship is unpaid, but school credit available. 2/1

Independent production company is seeking interns for the production office. Applicants must have strong analytical and communication skills to read materials for coverage. Duties also include light office maintenance as well as offsite errands. Candidates must have reliable transportation. This is an unpaid internship. Please send cover letter, resume, and coverage sample to 2/1

Prestigious boutique talent management company is seeking fall interns. Intern responsibilities will include general office organization and administration, rolling calls, and supporting a talent manager’s desk. We are looking for proactive recent graduates who are passionate about the business and talent representation. Interns must able to commit to at least 2 days a week. Internship is not limited to school credit candidates. Please include both a cover letter and resume in your email to 2/1

Unpaid intern wanted for a new Major Network TV show. Show is entertainment news based with focus on cutting edge technology. Position will be spreadsheet and research oriented. Must have experience with Microsoft suite. This job will be good for tech savvy, avid movie goers, gamers and futurists. This position is unpaid with college credit awarded. Please send resumes to Dustin Pagliughi 2/1

Talent Management/Production Company is looking for effective, intelligent interns. Duties include but not limited to heavy phones, helping with submissions, scheduling, organizing, running errands and other office duties. Candidates should possess outstanding communication skills, be organized multi taskers, have a great attitude, and Mac skills. No actors, please. These are non-paying, part time Spring internships, for school credit only. Email resume and/or cover letter to 2/1

Industry Entertainment has an immediate opening in their internship program for someone passionate about earning career-making experience and contacts in the Talent Management side of the business, assisting the manager of some of Hollywood's most successful actors. Current enrollment at an accredited institution is mandatory. Schedules are flexible for 2-3 days per week. No previous experience is necessary. This is an ideal situation for someone who wants to eventually work as a Manager, Agent, or in Casting or Public Relations when they graduate. To apply, email a cover letter and resume, along with availability per week and start/end dates to 2/1

Reality TV Production Company with shows on various cable networks seeks enthusiastic and very motivated interns. Must be highly organized and computer savvy -- knowledge of Final Cut and Avid a plus. Regular intern/assistant duties apply with great opportunity for more responsibility and creative involvement. Unpaid, but school credit available. We are a small company and our interns get a real hands-on experience and an extraordinary education. Interviewing immediately. Please send cover letters and resumes to 2/1