Fire-eaters and Pink Haired Strippers: Producing Stories for the Broadband Generation
When you watch videos online you either hold a small screen or sit at a desk. If that video you’re watching doesn’t grab your attention immediately, you simply click another link. As a filmmaker, how do you create that immediate connection with a viewer? Do you want to create web content for today’s broadband generation? Come meet the revolutionary artists making a mark in that field today.
You've heard of PROM QUEEN - that $1 million series funded by Michael Eisner that sparked a new era. Big Fantastic's Douglas Cheney (SAM HAS 7 FRIENDS) was director on that, creating a web series phenomenon by serializing dramatic content into a short, daily 90 second format.
Interested in creating a viral web series on YouTube? NALIP LPA Fellow Ruth Livier ("Resurrection Blvd.") created and stars in the groundbreaking web series “Ylse” (pronounced ee-l-say), just starting its second season. The production was put together by a group of Latino producers, actors and filmmakers in Los Angeles with their own backing.
And filmmaker/software expert Eric Escobar will discuss his director's collective, Kontent Films, where he designs unique commercials and original work for the web.
This and more cutting-edge, visionary panels, workshops and conversations at NALIP 10.
Register today at www.nalip.org/confence10
You can still take advantage of our Early Bird rates through March 9!
Call for Applications: CBS Diversity Institute
Applications are now being accepted for the seventh session of the CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program, for the 2009-2010 session. Please note the submission period is earlier this year, March 1, 2009 – May 1, 2009.
The Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors - one is a senior level writer/producer on a CBS or CW primetime series, the other is a CBS, CW or Paramount TV creative executive. Participants meet regularly with their mentors for advice and support on improving their writing skills as well as career advice and guidance.
With a total of 33 graduates in its first five years, the Program has launched 17 careers in episodic television.
The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program is to provide access and networking opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers – with a focus on writers of color. The program is based in Los Angeles. It begins in September 2009 and runs through May 1, 2010.
The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation. It is, instead, a structured program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and decision-making processes; with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television.
For more information and an application visit www.cbsdiversity.com
Call for Entries: ATA Film & Video Festival
Artists' Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work (20 minutes or less) to its 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Video, Super 8 and 16 mm animation, documentary, narrative, abstract, found footage based and other works will be accepted.
The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience. The festival also includes installations in ATA's Mission District storefront gallery, a lunch for the filmmakers, and new in our 4th year, a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas amongst filmmakers, curators and audiences.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: May 29, 2009
Submission fee: $10 (free for international submitters)
Festival will take place in October 2009
More information and submission form: http://festival.atasite.org/
Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program.