April 2022 Opportunties
We are excited to invite you to join AFI Backlot – the new, exclusive networking platform for AFI Alumni! There’s also exclusive career opportunities that are only listed in Backlot! You can register in under two minutes by following the simple steps below:
- Visit backlot.afi.com
- On first visit, click ‘Get Started’
- Fill out the information requested, including name and email
- Choose your own unique password
- Verify your email address when prompted
- Upon approval, start using the site!
Looking forward to seeing you there! Don’t know how to navigate Backlot very well? Here’s a couple of step-by-step tutorials:
Update profile: https://vimeo.com/335661218/170d7d987b
How to post or find jobs on platform: https://vimeo.com/347532238/edf245bc5f
COMPETITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
FILM INDEPENDENT’S PRODUCING LAB 2022
The Producing Lab helps further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. In addition to attending lab sessions with legal, financial and production experts, each Producing Lab Fellow will be paired with an experienced Creative Advisor with whom they’ll work to develop their project over the course of the program. Taking place during the course of two weeks in October, the Lab culminates with a pitch session with established executives, offering participants valuable practical experience and the chance to introduce their projects to a larger cross-section of the industry.
Producers may apply with feature length narrative projects that are in active development or post-production. Through the Lab, Fellows develop strategies and action plans to bring their projects to fruition.
Non-Member Deadline: May 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST
THE LATINO LENS™: NARRATIVE SHORT FILM INCUBATOR
The Latino Lens™: Narrative Short Film Incubator Women of Color commits to seek up-and-coming women of color filmmakers and will also provide resources and knowledge in necessary areas. The incubator will work in conjunction with partners to empower the creators with resources, intensive mentorship, and empowerment through the successful completion of the intended project.
This incubator is an open call to content creators to submit their profile as well as an original short narrative concept to be considered for this signature incubator program.
Deadline: April 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST
WESCREENPLAY’S DIVERSE VOICES SCREENWRITING LAB Diverse Voices is a dynamic screenwriting lab with a proven track record of helping move the needle for stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices that have historically been ignored by Hollywood. A minimum of 4 winners will be selected to participate in this career-changing lab! Writers chosen for the lab have a long weekend PACKED with workshops to hone their craft, mentorship calls with working writers, and general meetings with studio execs, literary reps, and more.
Final Deadline: April 15, 2022 https://bit.ly/3cF5f3c
Producer for a Narrative Feature Emerging filmmaker based in NYC, is working on her debut narrative feature film. KID C follows Lee, a rambunctious 10-year-old, during her first year as a Chinese immigrant in Texas during the late 1990s. Cracking under the pressures of volatile parents, Lee attempts to reclaim a sense of childhood with her best friend John, an African American boy. But when she reveals a secret that he shared, their friendship is threatened and life begins to collapse. NYC, LA, and Texas producers are preferred. Anyone who can speak Mandarin is an extra bonus. The project is being supported by grants from Sundance, the Jerome Foundation, and NYSCA. If interested, please contact Jingjing Tian: email@example.com. Here is the filmmaker’s website. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Full Time Lecturer position in Film Production at ODU
The Department of Communication & Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University, seeks a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) for its Cinema and Television (CTV) production program. ODU’s CTV Program emphasizes students gaining hands-on experiences; the program delves deep into production in an experiential learning environment. We are seeking candidates who possess Film/TV production experience and the ability to teach either producing, directing, cinematography or animation. Norfolk is a top-50 media market. Old Dominion University is a minority-serving institution that offers a BA/BS in Communication with a Major in Cinema & TV Production and a BA in Theatre/Dance with a Major in Cinema Production. Minimum Qualifications – knowledge, skills, and abilities Experience in narrative/documentary Film/TV production, animation, broadcast journalism or TV News and the ability to teach related subjects to a diverse student population that includes numerous first-generation students and veterans. Ability to teach hands-on production style courses in at least one of the following areas:
- Animation (3D and/or traditional)
Minimum Qualifications – Education or training
- Master’s degree in Film, Television, Media Arts, Animation, Mass Communication or a related discipline.
- Knowledge of current industry tools relating to your areas of specialty in production craft.
- MFA in Film, Television, Media Arts, Animation, Mass Communication or a related discipline.
- One or more of the following:
- Experience Producing.
- Desire to participate in departmentally produced film productions.
- Ability to take on Producer role for departmental film productions, which will include social-impact productions.
- Prior experience teaching at a university level.
Ability to teach additional courses from this list:
- Commercials Production
- Documentary Production
- Production Design
- Sound Recording and Mixing
- TV News Production
- Editing & Color Correction
How to Apply / Contact Candidates should submit all applications to https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14150 Submit a letter of application that addresses experience in production and previous creative endeavors. Also submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and approaches, a statement describing how you would facilitate the storytelling of a diverse student body and ensure equity and inclusion through your teaching, 3-5 work sample links with descriptions that clearly detail your contributions, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The search committee may ask for more materials as needed. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Editor – PACIFIC MEDIA INC.
Job Title: Assistant Editor
Location: Burbank, CA (You work from home)
Terms: Part-time 20hrs/week
About Us: Pacific Media Inc. is a Los Angeles based production company that creates high-converting media to help companies make sales and build their brands. We do everything from start to finish including writing, pre-production, production and post-production for our clients so they don’t have to worry about their content. Our clients are usually large brands like Quest Nutrition, Adidas, Atkins Nutrition, Insomniac etc. We value hard-work, creativity and a “problem-solving” attitude. Our website, work and clients can be found at www.pacificmediacreative.com.
Role: Hire would work in Adobe Premiere sorting through footage, categorizing it, transferring it, create proxies, edit videos and prepare videos for color grading and finishing. This will help the editors work more efficiently and allow for more creativity and better videos for our clients and allow delivery to clients at a more rapid pace.
• 20hrs/week of time required (Will pay more if more is required)
• Must have a good laptop/desktop computer to work from with Premiere
• Must have basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere
• Basic knowledge of DaVinci Resolve (Ideal but not required)
• Be able to meet deadlines and work in a timely manner
• Some video production/post-production education/experience
• Must understand basic post-production terminology
CONTACT US TO APPLY: If working in the film industry, gaining experience in the field, and building a network while getting paid for it sounds good to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Assistant Editor” in the subject line. Introduce yourself and send any work you’ve already done in the past. Thank you!
Applications are now open for Wscripted’s Second Cannes Screenplay List presented by MUBI. Wscripted’s inaugural list was unveiled in Variety and highlighted a selection of 25 diverse screenplays written by women during the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Women and non-binary screenwriters or writer-directors from AFI with a screenplay in English or French, are encouraged to apply by April 15th here! Read the Press Release in Deadline.
X4Y is a new type of content marketplace, to help you turn your spec content into sold content.
With X4Y, you can sell your spec commercials to brands around the world, giving your work instant credibility and earning you a profit. You can even repurpose your existing short films and other content into 30- and 60-second, brand-agnostic spots that could work for multiple companies. (Just remove any logos or other brand references.) You’ll also be able to create a personal profile that showcases your skills and work to the world.
Sign up for an exclusive, free X4Y early membership and start sharing now! x4y.com/creators
X4Y is built by Sugar23, the team behind 13 REASONS WHY, THE KNICK, MANIAC, DICKINSON, SPOTLIGHT and other award-winning projects.
A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, this dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week. If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers, you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni.
Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit Giggster.com to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.
Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to email@example.com and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.
Looking for studio space and equipment rentals? Loyal Studios in Burbank offers 10% discounts to the AFI community. Contact Sadie Dean (AFI Class of 2011) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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