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The Immortalists in Dallas and Chicago

THE IMMORTALISTS- Trailer from David Anthony Alvarado on Vimeo.

To all Dallas and Chicago based producers, please do come out and check out THE IMMORTALISTS, in part of its winding-down from the nation-wide run.…


Added by David Alvarado on January 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Happy New Year! My 2014.

Happy 2015! Looking back, last year was remarkable. Finally made Penn State lion shrine come to life in 3D photorealistic computer animation (w/FuseFX in Burbank) for a 30 second spot (I saw it play during SONS OF ANARCHY between Jack Daniels and Harley ads)  - I entered and won the top prize in Script Pipeline's Great TV show idea contest with treatment for SILENT PICTURE reality/documentary series (my DINO DUELS animation series treatment was a finalist last year) - screened my short doc…


Added by Kristian Berg on January 2, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

American Graduate funding opportunity!

The NALIP WORLD Channel American Graduate Digital Video Project RFP will award three $15K grants to create digital video shorts. 

The NALIP WORLD Channel American Graduate Digital Video Project is a competitive open call to media producers to submit RFP (Request for Proposals) for digital video shorts in support of American Graduate: Let’s Make it…


Added by Judith Vecchione on July 25, 2014 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

congrats, Patricia

Congrats to Patricia Benabe, co-producer on "Reportero," for the program's News and Doc Emmy nomination.  We'll all keep fingers crossed!  

Added by Judith Vecchione on July 21, 2014 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Editor in Austin?

Hey Texas friends, someone I know is looking for an editor to polish up her almost-finished film about Navajos and uranium mining. She's in Austin. Interested? Suggestions?

Added by Judith Vecchione on July 17, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments


I have not been an active participant with this website, but I wanted to recognize the value this organization, program and website. I am grateful to WGBH, CPB, and Judith for all of the support, networking, and love provided. More important, thank you to Evan Coyne Maloney and the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation for covering the cost of this ever central hub of sharing, connectivity and creative expression for the next two years.

Thank you,

Shane Seggar

Added by Shane Seggar on May 14, 2014 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

NEH, Kickstarter & Growing Hansberry Team

Jamila Wignot joined our Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project officially last summer.  We will be directing the project's feature-length documentary together, and producing with Randy MacLowry. We are so excited that she's agreed to apply her enormous talent on…


Added by Tracy Heather Strain on May 12, 2014 at 8:09pm — No Comments

"Poustinia" wins audience award at MSPIFF14

This is the rambling saga of how I finished my short documentary POUSTINIA on artist Gendron Jensen - "the bone man" - someone I've known since I was a kid growing up in Northern Minnesota - Gendron draws bones - exquisitely detailed realistic drawings. His medium is graphite on paper and, more recently, stone lithography. Its initial screening was June 2013 (at a retrospective exhibit in our home town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota).  I first started shooting video with Gendron back in 1977…


Added by Kristian Berg on May 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

PBS SoCaL Employment Opportunity - Program Development Coordinator

Please see the most recent employment offering with PBS SoCaL – Program Development Coordinator . This position will be assisting me with Program Development and National Productions. Please feel free to forward to anyone that may be interested. Thank you, Brenda Brkusic

Added by Brenda Brkusic on March 11, 2014 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Congrats to Jay Fialkov

Jay Fialkov, who taught our "Legal Issues for Producers" session every year, was just recognized by the Berklee College of Music with its 5th Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. In the award presentation, Jay was praised for his “unparalleled ability to engage students” and his “passion, wit, and practitioner’s perspective that has inspired countless graduates to develop careers in the music industry.” Well, we all knew that from his wonderful sessions at Workshops! 

Added by Judith Vecchione on January 16, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables series

PBS SoCaL and the Hollywood Reporter have partnered to produce The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables series, which features Hollywood’s leading Academy Award-contender stars and talent in intimate discussions. Moderated by the Hollywood Reporter’s Executive Editor Matthew Belloni and Features Editor Stephan Galloway, each Roundtable will feature six Oscar contenders, representing the top talent and performances of the year in their field.

The five- part series…


Added by Brenda Brkusic on October 23, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments

Emmy for Best Topical Documentary

My first documentary Undamming the Elwha about the largest dam removal project attempted in U.S. history earned a NW Regional Emmy for Best Topical Documentary in June 2013. I was the producer/director/writer and Michael Werner was the…


Added by Katie Campbell on September 14, 2013 at 4:05pm — 3 Comments

LEARNERS videos and Workshopper database

LEARNERS, the Workshoppers' short videos for American Graduate, are now available at any of these URLs:  (a tab on this site) (the COVE player directly)…


Added by Judith Vecchione on September 6, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Selected to be a AIR 2013 New Voices scholar

Very happy to announce that I've been selected to be an AIR 2013 New Voices scholar and will be attending the PRPD Public Radio Programming Conference (PRPC) September 17 – 19 in Atlanta.

Here's info on AIR and the scholarship:

I promise I'll follow up with a full report after the conference here.

Added by Andrew Ramsammy on August 8, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Niños de la Memoria premieres on Global Voices, June 30th at 10:00pm

 I'm happy to announce that Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory) will have its broadcast premiere on the series Global Voices on June 30th at 10:00pm! 

Global Voices, a showcase of internationally themed documentaries made by independent filmmakers from around the globe, is part of…


Added by María Teresa Rodríguez on June 14, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Behind-the-scenes of "The Choice" with Steve Audette, Editor for the PBS series Frontline


We welcome you to participate in this OVEE screening and presentation.

When: April 25th at 4 pm pacific time



In this highly entertaining and informative presentation, Mr. Audette will screen clips from Frontline's "The Choice" episode to demonstrate the journalistic and storytelling methods that Frontline uses to approach an…


Added by Brenda Brkusic on April 11, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Vote For Yvonne Welbon to Win the Tribeca Film Institute's Heineken Affinity Award

Good news! I'm a finalist for Tribeca Film Institute's Heineken Affinity Award. But, in order to actually win the award I need your help. The winner is the filmmaker with the most votes. So, please vote for me. You can vote once a day until March 31, 2013. To vote, go to There you can learn more about the award and my past, current and future projects. The filmmaker with the most votes wins!  Thank you so much for your support.

Added by Yvonne Welbon on March 9, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments

Big Joy premieres at SXSW, and headed for Tribeca!

Thrilled to announce that Big Joy, The Adventures of James Broughton, will premier at SXSW this weekend, and then will head to Tribeca in April!

This is the film I workshopped at the Producer's Workshop way back in 2009. My time at the workshop had a big impact on this film. 

Here's a clip that posted on IndieWire today:

Thanks again to all the workshoppers who helped move the…


Added by Eric Slade on March 5, 2013 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Jesse Owens screens in Hawaii Sat Feb 16!

Laurens Grant screens her film Jesse Owens in Honolulu on Sat. Feb. 16 at 1pm and 7:30pm at the 2nd Annual African American and Pan African Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu museum. For info & tix:

Added by Laurens Grant on February 13, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

SFFS Film House for 2013

Hello Fellow Workshoppers!
I have exciting news for 2013: I'll be moving my office into the San Francisco Film Society's Film House to wrap up THE CAMPAIGN and get our audience engagement plan moving forward.  It's in the Fillmore district, right next to Japantown and the wonderful Sundance Kabuki Theater. The next time you're in SF for a festival or a visit, drop in and say hello! …

Added by Christie Herring on January 8, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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