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: Directory https://vimeo.com/329074511/e50b834df3 | Update profile https://vimeo.com/335661218/170d7d987b
Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complimentary and include the following services based on availability:
- Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
- Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
- Use of non-circulating Library materials
- On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
- Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
- Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
- Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
- Priority will be given to current Fellows
- In-person reference assistance
- Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)
Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited. Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.
Looking to hire a staff assistant editor at Goode Films, founded in 2015 by director/producer Eric Goode (Tiger King). We operate in an Avid workflow, and the job will be based at our offices in Ojai, CA. Please send a resume to email@example.com if interested.
Freelance writer needed OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR/PRODUCER SEEKING FREELANCE WRITER FOR DOCUMENTARY PITCH DECK
An Oscar-nominated director/producer is seeking a very strong writer with a background in documentary for documentary pitch decks, proposals and treatments. The ideal candidate should be a quick study on a wide range of topics, good at implementing notes and feedback and able to work on tight turnarounds. Also someone who is neat in their presentation (grammar, punctuation and formatting) and thorough with research. Pay is competitive/industry standard. Work can be done remotely. Any interested parties can email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post production needed for indie pilot.
Location: Los Angeles
Rate: TBA according to experience
Description: Indie pilot presentation requires recent grad for post production. Experience with tv like episodes with complex transitions is required. Ability to edit sound, and also looking for a colorist.
Please send applications with your contact info and links to your work. Email email@example.com or call/text 609-321-2187. Many thanks!
Cherokee Nation Film Office (CNFO) launched the first-ever all-Native directories of talent, crew, consultants, and film-friendly business and support services that are within the Cherokee Nation and/or are Native American. These directories are one-stop-shop for productions looking to hire Native Americans.
To register, just log onto www.cherokee.film and sign up under our “Directories” tab.
Hi, my name is Keta Brown, a writer/director MFA candidate at Mount Saint Mary’s University. I have produced several short films, including award-winning SPIN, and now, I’m focused on directing my upcoming Thesis project, a psychological thriller short film “Siege of a Living Soul.”
My story explores the secrecy surrounding mental illness in the Black community. It is seen through the eyes of an African American single mother who suffers from Dissociative Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and whose memories of childhood horrors implode, leading to the unleashing of her destructive Alter.
I am seeking a cinematographer who is looking to make a limit-pushing, visual story with a great team. This is a SAG micro-budget film school project, 3-day shoot ( 7/9 – 11/21) with a flat fee of $750 designated for the DP, plus copy and meals.
We are grateful to have an A-list casting company on board, and the short will be submitting to film festivals. I am looking to hire a cinematographer ASAP. Please contact Keta Brown 310-502-9994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking 1st A.D. for a short film based on a true story. Shoots in June in LA. Two-day shoot. Women of color are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and IMDB link to Jackieprod333@gmail.com
We are in search of an EDITOR for YOU GO GIRL!, a short film which was a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and awarded a BIPOC centered “Outdoors are for Everyone’ grant from Oregon Made Creatives Foundation/Travel Oregon.
ABOUT “YOU GO GIRL!” [Short Film]
Director: Shariffa Ali
Writer: Kamilah Long, Shariffa Ali, David Zheng
Director of Photography: Tyler Maddox
Producers: Adrian Alea, Courtney Williams, Kamilah Long and Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Genre: Dark Comedy
Length: 8-10 mins
Final Delivery Date: August 31st, 2021
Rate: $2,500 (negotiable)
O! Resident Artist Shariffa Ali (Ash Land, The Copper Children at OSF) brings her second short film to OSF’s digital platform. In You Go Girl!, a Black stand-up comedian finds herself in the beautiful forests of Southern Oregon to distribute the ashes of her late mother. Can this city woman overcome her fear of stillness, and in the process take control of her own healing? You Go Girl! is created in partnership with producers Adrian Alea (ALIALEA Productions), Kamilah Long (The Black Whole, Inc.), and Courtney Williams, and is made possible, in part, by an “Outdoor Adventure Grant” from the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, Travel Oregon and Oregon Film.
Contact Adrian Alea at email@example.com if interested.
Attention recent AFI Film Graduates:
I am currently looking to work with a cinematographer filming a series of comedic and dramedy video shorts in the Hollywood and Los Angeles area. I need a d.p. who has a meticulous eye for lighting and composition, who appreciates nuanced, visual story-telling, and can work well with a director. The filming will be relatively staid, not a lot of fancy camera work, more about enhancing the talent in every regard. The experienced actors on board for this project are preparing extensively and bring a high degree of professionalism. At most, each short requires one to two days of shooting, and will occur at roughly one month intervals, with occasional one hour prep meetings/virtual readings. Preferably, I need someone who has their own camera, lighting and sound equipment, or is able to rent it. Though a low budget project, there will be pay, the amount contingent on your level of expertise. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to network, enter the profession via being part of socially-constructive, independent vision with an environmental theme. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
If interested, please email me at BAlicialoves@aol.com, or call 818 398 4891.
Alicia Sterling Beach
Thomas Meyer is looking to add a producer to his NYU Grad thesis film, ROYAL SECRETS: RESORT & CASINO. The film is aiming to shoot July 5-July 9th in Vero Beach Florida.
Producer responsibilities would include:
-Managing the budget (alongside the other producer)
-Scheduling actors, crew flights, housing, and transportation
-Assisting in the hiring of heads of department
-Overseeing the post-production process (Festival applications)
The film is a comedy about Ulee, an older, wannabe casanova as he roams a Caribbean resort seeking one last shot at love. Attached is an updated lookbook. He’s happy to answer any questions and send the script, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOOKING FOR EDITORS: We’re an LA/London based production company looking for an editor to work with us on cutting together a pop star’s concert/tour documentary. This is a paid position that is short term, but we have a lot of projects slated, so this has potential to turn into a longer-term position. You’d be working remote, and ideally would have your own editing set-up. If you’re interested, please email email@example.com with any reels or relevant information. This is an ideal position if you have a background in music and narrative!
The Department of Communications at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital Filmmaking to begin in the fall of 2020. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and filmmaker in narrative fiction filmmaking with demonstrable knowledge about a vast range of forms, approaches and sensibilities in all phases of the production process from screenwriting to post-production. Click here for the full post and application!
R&D is a consultancy agency in the advertising industry. We focus on high-end commercial directors — whether they are at the beginning of their career or are very established — and serve as consultants for commercial production companies, recruiting EPs and representation. I’m currently looking for someone that is interested in this corner of the industry. Someone that has a positive attitude and who is organized, takes strong initiative and has a keen eye for talent. The part time position involves:
- Keeping R&Ds social media up to date
- Researching up-and-coming talent through festivals: AFI, SXSW, Vimeo, Music Videos
- Researching alternative markets as well; France, London, etc.
- Organizing google docs and database
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.
Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship — open until full Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing Big Vision Empty Wallet Kickstart Diversity Program — ongoing Catapult Film Fund — ongoing Cinereach Grants — ongoing Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers — rolling Film Independent Labs & Programs – ongoing Film Independent AbelCine Camera Grant — rolling Film Independent Camera Grant – ongoing Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling Firelight Media Producers’ Lab — rolling The Fledgling Fund — ongoing Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling ITVS Open Call — ongoing Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing Kaleidoscope — rolling Merge AR VR Developer Fund — rolling NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing OSVR Developer Fund — rolling Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing San Francisco Film Society’s Narrative Grants & Programs — ongoing Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing Sundance Documentary Fund — ongoing Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing YouPix Competition (Directors and Writers) — ongoing
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