Tuesday, January 13, 2009

+*+*~~Creative Alliance MovieMakers Film/Video E-Newsletter~~*+*+

All Creative Alliance events take place at the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave, 21224
Info and tix/registration: 410-276-1651 www.creativealliance.org
CAmm Screenings Coming Soon:
Sun Jan 25
CAmm Indie Premiere:
Happy SAHD (Schwartz, 2008)
SAHDs (Stay-At-Home Dads) are a growing trend. A new doc by award winning Baltimore filmmaker Michael Ivan Schwartz, Happy SAHD follows a dozen Baltimore-area fathers who have chosen to be the daily caregiver for their children. 4pm. $5, kids under 10 free.

Thu Feb 5
Michael Sragow on Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master
Fleming directed Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, created a persona for Spencer Tracy and counted Ingrid Bergman and Clara Bow as lovers. Sun film critic Michael Sragow gives an illustrated talk on the fascinating subject of his new book. Discussion & signing follow. 7:30pm. $10, $8 mbrs.

Sun Feb 8
CAmm Indie Premiere:
Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker (Cook, 2009)
Taking cues from poet Lorine Niedecker and the Wisconsin heritage they share, filmmaker Cathy Cook combines original live-action footage, animation, archival images and audio to unfurl the poet’s psychological and physical landscape. 3pm. $10, $8 mbrs.

January CAmm Workshops and Meetups:
2nd Tuesdays: Jan 13 or Feb 10
Mac Tour: Intro To Mac & CAmm Media Lab
Take a spin on the iMacs in the CAmm Media lab and learn basic Mac functions: effective file management, using external drives, burning CDs/DVDs, shortcuts and keystrokes, iLife and Pro software tour. Instr Nick Prevas. 7-8:30pm. $10, $5 mbrs Adv reg required.

3 Thursdays: Jan 15, 22, 29
Final Cut Pro 101
Get started with Final Cut Pro: system set-up, video and audio capture techniques, editing strategies, basic titling, transitions and output. Instr Elizabeth McGraw-Austin. 7-9pm. Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145 mbrs.

2 Wednesdays: Jan 21, 28
Mood & Lighting: The Basics
A beginner’s class all about lighting: basic lighting, interesting locations,, blocking for lights, color, color correction & mood. Get your hands on a wide range of lights. Instr Michelle Farrell. 7-10pm. Adv reg $130, $110 mbrs. Walk-in $150, $130 mbrs.

Sat Jan 24
Photoshop Simplified
Work with photos and create digital images from scratch! Printing, scanning and saving images for email. How to manage your files, image formats, basic terminology and concepts in graphic design. Instr. Jenny Graf Sheppard. 10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.

3 Mondays: Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Interactive Multimedia! Not just a PowerPoint!
Design and create art exhibitions, on-line resumes, simulations, self-paced learning tools, games, as well as truly effective presentations with video, audio, animations and, one-click translation into a website- all using PowerPoint! No prior knowledge required. Instr. Les Bradley. 7-9pm. Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145 mbrs.

4th Tuesdays: Jan 27, Feb 24
Baltimore Screenwriter’s Meetup
An informal meeting for professional and aspiring screenwriters! Coffee, networking, moral support, feedback on works in progress, peer advice and inspiration included. Good times, that make you want to WRITE! 7-9pm. Free!

Sat Jan 31
Low to No Budget DIY Effects and Rigs!
Shortcuts that won’t sell your work short from the MacGyver of DIY digital filmmaking Ryan Graham! Combine simple props with digital post for fun, convincing special effects! How to build your own dolly, steadicam handle, light kits, and, of course, the best recipe for fake blood. Noon-4pm. Adv reg $65, $55 mbrs. Walk-in $75, $65 mbrs.

Funding Ops
The Baker Artist Awards and its innovative online nomination process, open to artists of any discipline who live in the Baltimore region, consists of two awards: the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and Baltimore's Choice. The Mary Sawyers Baker Prize will be up to three cash awards to artists in any discipline of at least $20,000 each. Baltimore’s Choice, with cash awards of at least $1000, will go to the top artists selected by voters who visit the web site.
McKnight Artist Fellowships for Screenwriters – Honoring the professional and artistic accomplishments of mid-career Minnesota screenwriting artists. Fellows receive $25,000. Eligible: current Minnesota residents who have lived in Minnesota continuously for at least one year prior to application deadline; fellows must remain in residence in Minnesota during fellowship year. Also, applicant must fulfill one or more of the following criteria: 1) Has had a feature-length, narrative screenplay produced or optioned for production by a person or a company with at least one produced feature film credit, or 2) has had at least 3 feature-length, narrative screenplays copyrighted or registered with the WGA, or 3) has a screenwriting degree or film production degree with a screenwriting major from an accredited college or university program. Submit original screenplay. No adaptations. Students ineligible. Lu Lippold, Director of Funding Programs, IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts, 2446 University Ave. W, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114, T: (651) 644-1912 ext. 106, (651) 644-5708, llippold@ifpmn.org, www.ifpmn.org. Receipt deadline: February 2, 2009, 4 p.m.
A Grant to Encourage New Ways of Presenting Documentary Photography to the Public
Deadline: June 19, 2009, at 5:00 pm (EST)
The Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to documentary photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice, to collaborate with a partner organization and propose new ways of using photography as a tool for positive social change. All photographers must have another entity (such as a nonprofit, NGO, or community-based organization) that will work with the photographer to design an innovative distribution strategy that targets specific communities and advocates for social change. Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded. For more information, please go to:
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition – $10,000 Grand Prize. Reading is done by 90 production companies and all prize winners, runners-up, finalists, and semifinalists are promoted by Scriptapalooza for one year. Screenplay must be 80-140 pp., original, in English, any genre. Writer may live anywhere in the world; must be 18+ years old. FEE: $40-$50. Scriptapalooza, 7775 Sunset Blvd. Suite 200, Hollywood, CA 90046, (323) 654-5809, info@scriptapalooza.com, www.scriptapalooza.com. Deadline: January 5, 2009 (early), March 5, 2009 (regular), April 15, 2009 (final)
Indian Arts Research Center Fellowships for Native and First Nations Artists (Santa Fe, NM) – Includes $3,000 per month stipend, housing, and a studio, as well as travel reimbursement and supplies allowance. Performance and film/video artists are among those eligible for these fellowships. Artist fellows must live on the SAR campus, complete a project resulting in the creation of one or more works, and make a public presentation at the end of fellowship. While in residence, artists have access to IARC collection of Native arts for research and study; fellows requested to donate a single piece created while working at SAR. NO FEE. Indian Arts Research Center, School for Advanced Research, Attn: Native Artist Fellowships, P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188, T: (505) 954-7205, FAX: (505) 954-7207, poon@sarsf.org, www.sarweb.org/iarc/iarc.htm. Deadline: January 15, 2009
National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program / Expressive Arts – Supporting a wide range of arts activities with goal of increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. Awards of $10,000 support creation and presentation of new works through collaboration of two or more Native artists. Specifically supports creation of new works for public performance that may include, but is not limited to, music, dance, spoken word, electronic media, costume design, mask-making, set design, performance art, photography, painting, and other forms of expressive culture. Open to all indigenous peoples who hold citizenship in the Americas. Vincent Scott, Cultural Arts Program Specialist, Expressive Arts Program, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, MRC 590 P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, scottv@si.edu, http://www.nmai.si.edu/icap/exhibitions.html. Receipt deadline: January 15, 2009
ITVS Open Call Finishing Funds – The Independent Television Service Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public TV programs on any subject, from any viewpoint, and in any genre. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape. Applicants must be independent producers, 18+ years old, and a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or its external territories; also must have some previous film or TV production experience in a principal role. Students ineligible. No fixed grant amount - if selected, ITVS will offer funds they believe will allow you to complete your project, based on a review of your budget. Karim Ahmad, Independent Television Service (ITVS), 651 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107, T: (415) 356-8383 ext. 259, FAX: (415) 356-8391, Karim_Ahmad@itvs.org, www.itvs.org/producers/funding.html. Receipt deadline: January 16, 2009
Maryland State Film Office
Film Festival Grants
The deadline for applications for the Maryland Film Office’s Film Festival Grant Program is January 30, 2009. Applications are available at www.marylandfilm.org. This program has been established to support existing film festivals, and inspire the creation of new film festivals across Maryland. Awards will range from$1,000 -$5,000.
Grants will be given on the basis of: quality, quantity and diversity of programming; community involvement and support; number of attendees; and potential for growth.
Film festivals have long been recognized as a way to stimulate cultural tourism, generate economic activity and enhance a community’s quality of life. Festivals also provide educational and networking opportunities to Maryland filmmakers, while showcasing the benefits of filming in Maryland.
For more information, contact the Maryland Film Office at 1-800-333-6632.

Filmmaker Ops/Resources
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute, Working Films' Residency at MASS MoCA (March 11-15, 2009, North Adams, MA) – During 5-day institute held on campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Working Films will guide select group of filmmakers as they create outreach plans for their film projects. Working Films’ staff, together with invited experts in field of community engagement, will cover topics such as identifying and reaching out to community allies; developing support materials such as screening guides or activist toolkits; fundraising for outreach and community engagement; creating DVD extras as supplemental tools for social movements; and using social networking and other online tools to increase the impact of films. FEE: No fee to apply, but accepted filmmakers pay $500 to attend; some scholarships available. Anna Lee, Project Coordinator, Working Films, 602 South Fifth Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401, T: (910) 342-9000, FAX: (910) 342-9003, alee@workingfilms.org, www.workingfilms.org. Deadline: January 28, 2009
Blue Sky Project Artist-in-Residence Program (Dayton, OH) – Offering summer residencies with $7,000 stipend to creative professionals such as visual artists, filmmakers, writers, dancers, musicians, and theatre performers. Artists gather for 8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August at the University of Dayton, 2 miles from downtown Dayton. Monday through Thursday, hours from 10:00-3:30 are devoted to intensive collaborations between individual artist and small group of 6-8 local teen participants, culminating in final exhibition. Artists-in-Residence invent remaining structure, working together or individually on projects. Artists responsible for own transportation and meals; housing provided. Proposed project must have an open-ended structure and must be achievable in 8 weeks within a $1,000 budget (excluding final exhibition expenses) and must engage others in its articulation and production. Blue Sky Project, P.O. Box 10506, Dayton, OH 45402-7506, T: (847) 287-6702, peter@blueskydayton.org, www.blueskydayton.org. Deadline: January 31, 2009
U.S.–Japan Creative Artists’ Program – Five-month residencies in Japan for individual professional creative artists in any discipline, awarded by Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC). Artist receives monthly stipends in yen to cover costs of living and working in Japan, plus up to $6,000 to cover round-trip transportation for artist, domestic partner, and/or unmarried children (up to age 18); a baggage/storage allowance; and any pre-departure Japanese language study in the U.S. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; preference given to applicants for whom this will be first-time opportunity for in-depth creative work in Japan. Playwrights and librettists must have had full-length work professionally produced and/or published in U.S. at least once in last 5 years. Notification in June; residency may begin any time between January 1 – December 31, 2010. NO FEE. Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, 1201 15th St. NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005, T: (202) 653-9800, FAX: (202) 653-9802, jusfc@jusfc.gov, www.jusfc.gov/creativeartists.asp. Deadline: February 1, 2009
Rockefeller Foundation Individual Creative Artist Residencies at Bellagio Center (Bellagio, Italy) – These much sought after residencies for composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists provide time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The Center typically offers two-week to one-month stays for no more than 3-5 creative artists at a time. Artists of significant achievement, from any country, are welcome to apply. Work must be intended to result in publication, exhibition, performance, or other concrete product. Full room and board provided; assistance with travel expenses available on needs basis. Spouse/life partner may accompany the resident, or may apply for concurrent residency. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments - exhibitions, publications, performances - are particularly encouraged to apply. NO FEE. The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, T: (212) 984-5537, FAX: (212) 764-3468, Bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockfound.org/bellagio/bel_arts.shtml. Deadline: February 11, 2009 (for residencies between mid-August through November 26, 2009)
New Day Films, a distribution cooperative for social-issue media, invites membership applications from independent film and video makers with titles for non-theatrical distribution. New Day, which actively encourages diversity in their membership and within the content of the media they distribute, sells their films to educational organizations nationwide, including high schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. To find out more, visit http://www.newday.com/about/recruitment.html?-session=nd:60E7BD8B1aee40D4AEqPv3A21118&-session=ndp:60E7BD8B1
Calls for Entry
Rock Creek Productions, Inc. is holding an open call competition for short screenplay submissions.

Rock Creek will choose one screenplay and will produce, shoot, and post the short film in 2009. This is an exciting opportunity for writers who are looking for a chance to make their script a reality! The writer will retain writer’s credit and may have limited input into the creative process. The selected screenplay will be optioned for a period of two years.
The open call will end on February 20th 2009.

Screenplay qualifications:

• Must be 8-20 pages long
• Must have little to no special effects
• Must be a character driven narrative
• Must be in proper screenplay format

Please send an electronic version, in .pdf format, of your screenplay to Rachell@rock-creek.com no later then February 20th 2009.

Please include with your screenplay:

• resume (regardless of whether it is film/production related or not)
• phone number
• email address
• mailing address

Miami & Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (April 24 – May 3, 2009, Miami, FL) – Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersex, and/or transgendered people. Narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated film and videos welcome. Works must not have been already exhibited publicly or been broadcast on TV in South Florida (including the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach areas) or released on home video in U.S. prior to May 10th, 2009. All Festival submissions must be copyrighted no earlier than January 2006. FEE: $15-$45. Miami & Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, P.O. Box 530280, Miami, FL 33153-0280, T: (305) 534-9924, FAX: (305) 535-2377, kareem@mglff.com, www.mglff.com. Deadline: December 31, 2008 (early), January 18, 2009 (regular), January 25, 2009 (late)
Ivy Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition (April 15-20, 2009, Brown University, Providence, RI) – Seeking domestic and international films and original screenplays completed while filmmaker or writer has/had student status at any higher educational institution (grad, undergrad, specialized school). Films must not have distribution. FEE: $15-$45. Andrew Bluestone, Festival Registrar, Ivy Film Festival, Brown University, Box 1930, Providence, RI 02912, info@ivyfilmfestival.com, www.ivyfilmfestival.com. Deadline: December 31, 2008 (regular), February 14, 2009 (late), February 21, 2009 (extended, via Withoutabox.com)
**Women of Color Arts and Film Festival** (March 20-22, 2009, Atlanta, GA) - A festival of films and videos from across the globe by and about women of color. Categories: Documentary, Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Student. Works must have been completed after January 1, 2006. FEE: $20-$40. Women of Color Arts and Film Festival, 1124 Wylie St., Unit A303, Atlanta, GA 30316, wocaf@iyalodeproductions.com, www.iyalodeproductions.com. Deadline: January 23, 2009 (regular), February 6, 2009 (late), February 20, 2009 (later)
HUMFEST – An opportunity for filmmakers and music makers to work together. You post on HUMTOO.com your short film (or part thereof) that is in search of music and you’ll be eligible to win a cash prize of $1,000/£444/556 Euros. The best music posted for your short film will be eligible for an equal prize. Film may be of any length and at any stage of development, but between 30 seconds and 10 minutes of footage must be uploaded to HUMTOO. Film may be of any genre, but it must need music! www.humtoo.com. Deadline: January 1, 2009
Sci-Fi-London 2009 - Evolution: The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film (April 29 – May 4, 2009, London, UK) – Seeking documentaries on writers, space, sciences, and futurists; also seeking shorts (1-15 minutes) and features in fantasy, horror, science fiction, tech-thrillers, magical realism and science fact. Films must have been completed after December 1, 2008; may originate anywhere in the world; may have distribution. No premiere requirements. NO FEE. Louis Savy, Festival Director, 145-157 St. John St., London EC1V 4PY, UK, T: +44-20-3239-9277, info@sci-fi-london.com, www.sci-fi-london.com. Deadline: January 1, 2009 (regular), January 8, 2009 (late), January 31, 2009 (extended, via Withoutabox.com)
Langston Hughes International African American Film Festival (Seattle, WA) – For emerging and established filmmakers. Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include a significant amount of content involving people of African descent. Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children’s, youth-made, shorts, LGBT, animation, experimental. $50 honorarium. FEE: $25. LFAAFF, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144, T: (206) 326-1088, FAX: (206) 326-1088, entry@langstonblackfilmfest.org, www.langstonarts.org. Deadline: January 16, 2009
Fresh Fruit Festival 2009 (July 11-26, 2009, New York, NY) – International, multi-genre, diverse and inclusive festival of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender arts and culture seeks works (including films and performances/productions) that reflect any aspect of the LGBT community and culture, especially works touching on less-explored subject matter or subject matter approached in unusual way. Short one-person performance pieces, film, video, or one-act plays should be 60 minutes max.; longer pieces 120 minutes max. NO FEE. Fresh Fruit Festival, 145 East 27th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY 10016, carol.polcovar@freshfruitfestival.com, www.freshfruitfestival.com. Deadline: February 5, 2009

Hollywood Black Film Festival (June 2-8, 2009, Hollywood, CA) – This annual celebration of black cinema welcomes submissions from all filmmakers but to be eligible for the competitive program one of the creative principals – writer, director, or producer – must be black or of African heritage. Categories: Narrative Feature, Short, Student, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, and Storyteller (script competition). Films must have been completed after September 1, 2007 and must be a U.S. premiere; may originate anywhere in the world; distribution OK. NOTE: Excerpts from winning scripts in Storyteller Competition receive live staged reading at Festival. FEE: $50-$75. Jacqueline Blaylock, Director of Programming, Hollywood Black Film Festival, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2057, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, T: (310) 407-3596, FAX: (310) 943-2326, info@hbff.org, www.hbff.org. Deadline: January 16, 2009 (early), February 13, 2009 (late), February 20, 2009 (extended, via Withoutabox.com)



Vacancy: Admissions Coordinator
Employer: CSB School of Broadcasting
Duration: Full-time, starts ASAP


We have a successful track record starting back in 1964 providing hands-on, learn-by-doing training to broadcast and multi-media hopefuls all over the country. We started as one location in Hartford, Connecticut, and have grown to 26 locations nationwide, with more opening as you read!
Here’s what we need from the right Admission Coordinator candidate:
(apply only if you…)
Are a true professional, upbeat, and enthusiastic everyday!
Exhibit strong sales and customer service skills to aid in student recruitment and sales.
Can Coordinate and maintain all financial paperwork, enrollment contracts, and collection files.
Can pass a background check
Have 2 + years of inside / outside sales experience or marketing experience
Have strong phone and customer service skills
Enjoy daily phone interaction with potential school candidates
Can analyze data in our Salesforce database software.
Don’t mind working long hours to reach stated goals
Are able to take direction, and interact well within a team environment
Are 100% reliable, responsible, on-time, and willing to get the job done
Understand how to efficiently manage your time to achieve company set goals
Want to work on a salary and generous bonus structure
Have admissions or recruiting experience in post-secondary education as a plus
Meet all of the above criteria
If that IS you, then here is the opportunity waiting for you as the next superstar CSB ______________ Admissions Coordinator:
Co- host students at our weekly evening recruitment events
Front line seller working to achieve daily and weekly goals
Coordinate and maintain all financial paperwork, enrolment contracts, and collection files.
Updating and analyzing data in our Salesforce database software.
Communicating with students at our weekly CSB Studio Tour recruitment events
Additional Admissions Coordinator Requirements
Computer proficiency is required - MS Outlook, MS Word, and the ability to learn our database program, Salesforce.
Applicants should have administrative / clerical (MS Office) experience, and excellent phone skills.
Ideal candidates will have experience in elements of our curriculum (broadcasting or audio / video production) and multi-media
Bilingual candidates (in English and Spanish, both written and spoken) are a plus.
More Info: http://www.gocsb.com
Apply to: RJ Narsavage, 9891 Broken Land Parkway, Columbia, MD, 21046, Fax: 410.290.7954--

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