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Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy screening at New Filmmakers NYC 7-5-12

We just found out that Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy got scheduled in the New Filmmakers series in NYC for this week!   Come on out this Thursday.  Beer at 8:30.  Movie at 9p.  spread the word.

Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy  95 mins

Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 9pm

New Filmmaker Series

Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Ave (at 2nd st)

Beer at 8:30p

Back Story:

Two Brooklyn filmmakers lived at…


Added by Colin Powers on July 3, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

"The Graduation Gateway" documentary now online.

My latest documentary called "The Graduation Gateway" is now online at my station's website.   It is about the importance of graduating high school when trying to find a job and the efforts being made to make sure all Florida Students are career ready.  I hope you'll all check it out. It's 26:46.  I'd love to know what you all think.

The Graduation Gateway…


Added by Suzanne Smith on April 30, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

The future of films on PBS - panel discussion

Filmmaker friends in L.A., you might be interested in this event. I am speaking on the panel. Hope to see you there!

Added by Brenda Brkusic on April 27, 2012 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

The Future of Docs on PBS - Panel Discussion

Filmmakers, you might be interested in this event. I am speaking on the panel. Hope to see you there!

Added by Brenda Brkusic on April 27, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

I'm now working at KCTS in Seattle

I'm happy to share some great new with everyone.

Last week, I joined the PBS station in Seattle. I'm a Development & On-Air Fundraising Producer at KCTS. If you are a development producer, I'd love to hear from you and share ideas.


Added by Josh Springer on April 11, 2012 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

I'm now working at the Sundance Institute

Hello, fellow fellows.  Great News.  Today I started a new job.  I'm now working at the Sundance Institute.  I'm the Producer, Creative Partnerships for the Institute's Documentary Film Program .  In this position I'll manage and implement special documentary initiatives launched  with key organizations.  Wish me luck as I transition into this new job AND bring "Cesar's Last Fast "to rough cut in September!

Added by Richard Ray Perez on April 9, 2012 at 6:49pm — 3 Comments

Job Opening: Production Office Manager @ Firelight Media

this sounds like a great opportunity - please share with your friends and colleagues

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Added by Ann Bennett on April 4, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

A Flattering Write Up

Hello Fellow PBS/CPB Lab Producers.  Check out this nice write up about my film, Cesar's Last Fast.  It's very flattering:

Added by Richard Ray Perez on April 3, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

DocuLink Event for Los Angeles Producers

I had a great time last night talking about "Producing for PBS" with Kathy Lo at the DocuLink event in Los Angeles.  Thanks to Sally Rubin for organizing the event!

DOCULINK is a community for documentary filmmakers who share information, leads, ideas, and a commitment to support each other's growth as nonfiction filmmakers. The DOCULINK community consists of…


Added by Brenda Brkusic on March 28, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Congrats to S. Leo Chiang, Class of '08

Filmmakers S. Leo Chiang (A Village Called Versailles) and Johnny Symons (Daddy & PapaAsk Not), along with co-producers Eva Moss and Brittney Shepherd, were awarded a $5,000 research and development award at the …


Added by Betsy Rate on March 17, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Dallas VideoFest

Call For Entries is Open

Added by Raquel Chapa on March 1, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

MEDAL QUEST is live!

My new project, "MEDAL QUEST: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games," is live at,and on Facebook and Twitter. 

This is the very first day so there are still a few glitches, but early visitors are great!  Please come share the stories of these amazing athletes as they prepare for the London Games, "like us" on FB, link and re-post, comment and enjoy.  We'll have new videos and posts every day or so, so come back often and join the…


Added by Judith Vecchione on February 28, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays

Click here for my best wishes this holiday season,


Added by Judith Vecchione on December 15, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Five resources for public media



Five resources for public media


Over the last 11 years, over 220 producers from PBS stations and independent media communities nationwide have participated in the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH. To share their experiences and accomplishments, these Workshop graduates have created a showcase: the Producers Workshop Online (PWO).  This social media…


Added by Judith Vecchione on December 12, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Getting gear to Easter Island and BACK!


I've learned a lot being a Fixer and AP for production crews going to Easter Island.  Here are some tips to make the planning process easier.


CARNET  (I'm putting this one first because most productions do not give enough time or coordinate their flights to accomodate for Carnet processing at customs.  Make sure you or your crew has enough connection time to get this done!  Approximate 2-3 hrs for entry and 2-3 hrs for exit.)  



Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

"Fishbone" in Cambridge

Saw Chris Metzler's "FISHBONE" last night, screened in Cambridge to a very knowledgeable audience.  Afterwards he fielded questions that ranged from "What happened to...?" to "Why did Gwen Stefani look so made up?" A real upper for a rainy MA night!  Hey Chris, post your upcoming screenings here so Workshop friends can enjoy, too!

Added by Judith Vecchione on November 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

"We Still Live Here" film

New film tonight on Independent Lens, on language revival among the Wompanoags -- thought of you, Boots and Lisa and Larry and Daniel!

Added by Judith Vecchione on November 17, 2011 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Start with WHY.

A recent TED Talks that I watched which talks about the theory of the Golden Circle and how leaders (and companies) are able to inspire... not by talking about WHAT they do by WHY they do it.

In this video, Simon Sinek talks to the Puget Sound TED talks about why Apple and the Wright Brothers were/are so effective at influencing others.

(Audio starts off bad until they switch out his mic. Stay with it.)

When we, as…


Added by Sergio M. Rapu on November 15, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments


Earlier today we received a $5,000 challenge grant from philanthropists Lyn and Norman Lear. This means every Kickstarter pledge from here on out - up to $5,000 - will be matched dollar for dollar! If you haven't already donated to our Kickstarter campaign please donate today.  There's only 1o days left!!! And if you can help us spread the word: forward to your friends, share on Facebook, and tweet our news, we would be so grateful. Thank you!  Visit…


Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Cesar's Last Fast Kickstarter Campaign: It's Not Just A Pear

Yesterday I bought some pears, brought them home, and set them out to ripen on the kitchen table.

This morning, just before I started today’s work on our film, I looked at one of the pears. I realized that it’s more than just a fruit. That pear is a story.

The story starts with a seed that a farm worker planted. With water and proper attention, that seed turned into a sapling that another farm worker planted into a field. That field that grew into an orchard, a fertile forest…


Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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