Suzuki Auto has teamed with the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) and Cinedulce.com to announce the official call for entries for its first nationwide animation contest, Animate!: La vida Suzuki, which will run from October 15, 2007 through February 29, 2008 and conclude with the winning animation being featured at the 2008 NYILFF in July.
- Maximum length: 3 minutes (individual submissions may include a series of shorter videos that, together, do not exceed the three (3) minute maximum running time)
- Any type of animation will be accepted
- Must be original material
- Must have an urban Latino feel
- Must reflect the Suzuki "Way of Life" brand proposition, which promises vehicles for active lifestyles, adventurers and thrill-seekers (visit www.SuzukiAuto.com for more info)
- Must include Suzuki Auto logo AND Suzuki automobile product placement
- Submissions may be on an individual participant basis or in groups of two (2) or more collaborating participants
- Open to all creative minds (Latino or non-Latino) residing in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska and the District of Columbia
The winner will receive:
- All expenses paid, 3-day trip for two to the 2008 NYILFF, where the winning animation will be featured
- $5,000 to produce two additional 3-minute animated webisodes
Fore more information and to submit your original animation, visit www.Cinedulce.com/Suzuki
A unique chance to learn from story consultant Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics", the bi-monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" and story consultant of over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including this year's Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.
DOCTORING YOUR DOC: How to Structure your Documentary
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
TRAILER MECHANICS: How to Make your Fundraising Demo
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
(you can attend either or both workshops (pass discount)
Led by story consultant Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor.
- Early Registration by Nov. 1st (either workshop): $120 members* and students/$135 General
- At the door (either workshop: $135 members* and students/$150 General
- Pass for BOTH workshops: $200 members* and students/$230 General
*Members: Black Doc Filmmakers, CineWomen, Doculink, FIND, IDA and NALIP.
REGISTRATION AT: www.documentarydoctor.com and click on Latest News
A) DOCTORING YOUR DOC: How to Structure Your Documentary
Lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? Or maybe you are stuck in the cutting room? A solid understanding of story structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a fiction film. With hands-on exercises, this full-day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors, can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions that are true to your documentary's style. You will:
* learn story development techniques
* learn story structure templates in an innovative and easy way
* identify common pitfalls that waste your time and money during production
and post, and how to avoid them.
* analyze a film as practice for your own project
* analyze works-in-progress from the audience.
Bring your work-in-progress (Not required to attend). There will also be a
B) TRAILER MECHANICS: How to Make Your Fundraising Demo
"Can I see your trailer?" Let's face it, a fundraising trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Stop the guess work of what works and what doesn't with this full day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors. If you already read or are about to read the book by the same name, this workshop is a chance to see all that theory in action with real life examples. You will:
. learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers
. learn the most common mistakes filmmakers make when making their trailers
and how to avoid them (not the filmmakers, the mistakes).
. view trailers before and after Fernanda's doctoring.
. view successful fundraising trailers.
. view fundraising trailers from the audience followed by discussion.
Bring your trailer or footage (raw or cut) for discussion. (Not required to
attend) There will also be a raffle!
PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS: Fernanda Rossi is available for private consultations. For more information visit www.documentarydoctor.com or write to email@example.com
Thank you to Los Angeles based producer/director Jonathan Skurnik for facilitating this event. http://www.jskurnik.com
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP LEADER:
Fernanda Rossi is a writer, filmmaker and story consultant who helps filmmakers craft the story structure of their films in all stages of the filmmaking process. She has doctored over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including this year Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.
Along with her private consultations, she gives lectures and seminars nationwide, such as Doctoring your Doc and Trailer Mechanics. Ms. Rossi has also served as a Juror for the Chicago International Film Festival and a grant panelist for New York State Council for the Arts, Latino Public Broadcast and ITVS, which gave her a chance to view and evaluate over
300 fundraising trailers and works-in-progress.
She pens the bi-monthly column Ask the Doc Doctor for Film Arts magazine (formerly Release Print) and is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Trailer.
Her work as a story consultant, workshop leader and filmmaker has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine, New York Times and other publications. She has a degree in Film Production from the University of Buenos Aires.
Ricardo Montalbán Repertory Theatre Company (RMRTC) is a new branch of the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation. Created by Felipe Alejandro and David Llauger-Meiselman, RMRTC is dedicated to the American Latino experience. Since its inception, RMRTC has presented quality works such as the critically acclaimed Transformations, and Love, Lies and Revolution, two productions written, produced, directed, and performed by company members for the 2006-2007 season. Its mix of new and established playwrights exemplifies its commitment to daring and challenging works and the development of Latino talent and serves to fulfill a part of Ricardo Montalbán’s dream…providing opportunities for Latinos in all aspects of theatrical entertainment.
The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Limited Engagement: begins October 26, 2007
Tickets: $15-$25. Group sales of 10 or more $10. Seniors and Students w/Id $8
To buy tickets by phone, call: 323-461-0663, groups sales 323-850-2655
The box office is normally open 2pm-7pm Wednesday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the box office opens 90 minutes prior to curtain. To confirm current box office hours, please call 323-463-0089. For information call: (323) 461-0663
The 11th International Latino Film Festival is excited to announce its Festival program for November 2 through 18, 2007. A crop of 100 films from 20 countries, including 12 U.S. premieres and 14 local Latino films, will be screening at 19 venues all over the Bay Area and beyond. Spanning everything from political documentaries to laugh-out-loud comedies, you are sure to find several films in our program that suit your style.
Visit the festival website for the full program:
Saturday, October 27th 2007
You are invited for a fun and inspiring afternoon!
1:00pm-3:30 (doors open 12:30pm)
Guest Speaker: Actress and Producer Charlene Tilton
Charlene Tilton was born in San Diego, California and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is best known for playing Lucy Ewing, the granddaughter of Jock Ewing in the Hit Night time Series Dallas from 1978-1985 and from 1988-1990. Some of Charlene's television credits include, Married with Children, Happy Days, Knott's Landing, Eight is Enough and much more. Ms. Tilton was the Co-Executive Producer of the Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork in 2004. In 2006 TV Land awarded her and the cast of Dallas at the TV Land Awards the Pop Culture Award!
Currently, she is in development with a project about the Story of Tammy Faye Baker, where she will be producing, writing, and starring in the movie. Go to www.charlenetilton.biz to find out more about Ms. Tilton and her upcoming projects.
WIF members-no charge (must show WIF ID card).
Non Members-$15 cash at door please ($5 discount for LACasting Members)
RSVP is Needed for a seat: Email Leslie Berger, Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include in your email if you are a member of Women in Film along with your name(s) who will be attending.
Held at: Raleigh Studios-662 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles, 90038. It is one block south of Melrose. On Lot Parking Fee is $6. There is some street parking available. The meeting will be held in the Chaplin Building upstairs in the Chaplin Theatre.