The PBS series, American Experience, will premiere my new film, TRIANGLE FIRE, this coming Monday, February 28, 2011 at 9:00pm (check your local listings). On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers died in a fire at the Triangle Waist Company. It was one of the largest workplace accidents in the nation’s history and few could deny that in the catastrophe lay a harsh truth: private industry had manufactured an industrial nightmare. From the ashes of the Triangle Waist Company arose the most… Continue
Added by Jamila Wignot on February 27, 2011 at 11:14pm —
The latest episode of our music program 11th & Grant with Eric Funk aired last night featuring a Brazilian Jazz Band called Rio. I directed this episode, with fellow alum Scott Sterling ('08) as editor. Enjoy!
In the Spring of 2009, the New York based photography duo Idris Rheubottom and Tony Craig and Detroit-based photographer Cybelle Codish collaborated to capture a series of still images that would portray the life and landscape of modern day Native Americans. Accompanying a documentary filmmaking crew, under the direction of… Continue
Added by Billy Luther on December 15, 2010 at 5:05pm —
I'm in need of a narrator for a film I'm currently finishing, and am hoping for some suggestions. I'm looking for someone with honesty and sincerity in their voice, and willing to work with a fairly modest budget. Any contacts and/or experiences would be most appreciated.
You can send me a message on this site, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 406-570-7366.
Exciting news! PBS has selected our series, America's Black Metropolis (ABM), for additional review for funding from the Diversity Innovation Fund. More than 200 programs were submitted; only 16 remain.
Now, I need your help. PBS will be using public comment to help determine which project(s) recieve funding. Your note of support can help make all the difference for ABM. DIFundSubmission@pbs.org
Just as my last doc, DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis, unveiled… Continue
The earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010 brought tragedy to an island that has seen more than its share of sorrow. Within days, the worldwide media descended on the island and just as quickly departed as other stories were deemed more important. Independent film and television Producer, Regge Life presents a film featuring CBS journalists, Correspondent Bill Whitaker and Producer Erin Lyall George who had the fortune to remain in Haiti for a month, witnessing more than any other… Continue
Hey everyone I've just uploaded a trailer for my latest film, "Songs of the Colorado." I'm doing a community screening Dec 11, Quechan Community Center here on the reservation. Let me know what you think.
Just thought I would share with everyone that I was awarded a NAPT research & development grant for my latest project, Chasing Voices, about J.P. Harrington and the native language revitalization movement. This is the project that I brought to the workshop and was able to flush out the story thanks to everyones input. So i'm moving forward. Thanks for you help Judith!
Dear fellow producers, It is my pleasure to share with you that I have been awarded the
Pacific Pioneer Fund grant which I will be devoting to advance SANDS
OF SILENCE Documentary project to the next phase! The grant is awarded once in the lifetime of the filmmaker.
The Sands of Silence team continues to move forward relentlessly and your support is always much needed and appreciated!
Special thanks to Judith Vecchione and my colleages and mentors at the 2010… Continue
“When tyranny is law revolution is order.” – Pedro Albizu Campos, 1932
Like most of the nearly 2 million Puerto Ricans growing up in New York City in the 1980s, I had never heard the name Pedro Albizu Campos. It wasn’t until 1998, at a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’…
I'm making a project full of US/MX border love... a homegrown, personal project inspired by the modified car/truck culture of El Paso, Texas. Can you help me show the diversity of audiences for a unique film that defies easy categories but full of real potential? I'm a participant in the No Borders category of the upcoming IFP market which starts on Septermber 19th. I want to show how people from all walks of life could be interested in such a different take on…
My recent experience directing and producing my first long form doc has taught me a couple of other things about editing- aside from it being difficult- and raised a couple of questions that I still can't quite answer, perhaps some of you can.
And just because I'm trying to be social medially active, I'll blog about it.
1. Time away from the edit is beneficial.
The next time I build an edit schedule, I would like to include time away from the cut after every "deadline".… Continue