Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Volume 8

MTV Networks
Freelance Coordinator
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide support for Music Group and LOGO clip licensing including research, approvals, dubbing, faxing, filing and maintaining and updating reports and files. Handle huge volume (1000+) of requests per year from various outlets worldwide for the organization for various uses including film, television, publishing and online. Help generate ancillary revenue, build reciprocal relationships for MTVN by facilitating the day-to-day operations for Music Group and LOGOs clip licensing businesses. Negotiate rates and reciprocal deals, draft and finalize agreements for Music Group and LOGO clip licenses (footage requests, logos, artwork) from various outlets (film, television, online, publishing) industry-wide. Communicate directly with Senior-Level Management for all necessary approvals. Screen, duplicate and provide requested material. Maintain a detailed tracking report of all incoming licensing requests for both networks and their status. Ensure that licenses are executed and paid in a timely manner. Process invoices for all clip licensing requests and make sure invoices are paid. Communicate with the Finance department to make sure all necessary payments are completed.
Required Qualification/Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The candidate must function on an independent basis with constant supervision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 1-2 years experience in an office environment, preferably in the television/music/entertainment field, ideally within the capacity of business affairs, rights & clearances, or licensing. Demonstrate ability to read and analyze license agreements and to aggressively negotiate with licensors under strict deadlines. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills to write effective and persuasive clearance permission letters. BA in Television, Film, Communications, Publishing, Business or similar preferred.

New York, NY: Casting Production Assistant MTV Networks
Emmy award winning series seeks highly motivated individual with excellentphone manner and people skills. Position starts immediately and could lastfor several months. Requirements: Needs to be organized and a self starter. Position requiresextensive phone work and contacting eligible candidates. Research skills area must!
Contact: Please only respond if you are interested in casting. Send coverletter and resume:

Washington, DC: Video Producer Experienced Video Journalist Wanted
Well-funded Washington, DC-based startup news agency/website focusing on theMiddle East is seeking a full-time, experienced video journalist (VJ) towork in a fast-paced environment with an experienced team of journalists,producers and video editors. Selected candidate will be responsible for: -Working with print correspondents and senior producer to generate storyideas and produce regular video news reports; - Shooting Washington D.C.-based video (interviews and B-roll) on miniDVvideo cameras with correspondent or independently - Editing on non-linear video editing systems on Adobe Premiere or Final CutPro; - Merging video news service source material with originalD.C.-basedmaterial to create 3-minutes packages - Writing timely and analytical scripts -Working independently to develop and produce feature news stories We are in search of candidates with: -Experience as a VJ and industry standard Sony or Panasonic cameras; -Comfortablity with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere editing software (sometraining is available if the candidate is strong in other fields) -Knowledge or interest in learning about Middle Eastern affairs - Understanding of Web 2.0 video technologies (video compression, Flashvideo, etc.) -Strong script writing skills -Strong interpersonal skills
CONTACT: Applicants should respond to this posting with the following: -Resume stating VJ and video production experience -Script samples -Links to demo reels if available online (YouTube, GoogleVideo, etc.) -Availability to start Davin Hutchins Senior Producer IVNC - Iran Visual News Corps 202-213-5828

Venica, CA: In-House Broadcast Editor DDB Worldwide
DDB Worldwide is one of the leading advertising agency networks in the world with 206 offices in 96 countries. We are seeking passionate employees to join all aspects of our team! We are obsessed with our employees, and only want to find the best and brightest! Our LA office is currently looking for an in-house Broadcast Editor. Act as Agency Editor for all the Agencys audio-visual and in-house editorial/dubbing activities. In charge of the day to day operation of the Audio/Video Department and all phases of audio/visual presentation equipment and electronic media; editing/dubbing of material. Maintain agency a/v library.
Requirements: * Must be familiar with and be able to operate and maintain audio/video equipment.* Familiar with audio/video library organization and procedures.* Familiar with scheduling and billing procedures for dubs and editing* At least two years Avid editing experience* Computer and internet savvy* Familiar with Word & Excel, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, final cut Studio, After Effects, Compressor, Filemaker Pro, Toast, ITunes.* Demo Reel showing ability to creatively edit, use graphics, mix audio.* Experience creating Quicktime, mpeg files, etc85 Formatting for web. Salary: DOE Contact: Please send resume and cover referencing "Broadcast Editor" in the subject line. Email: San Francisco, CA: Media CoordinatorCurrent TV, LLC Media CoordinatorSan Francisco, CA We are looking for a Media Coordinator who will work closely with the Networks Scheduling Department in managing the day-to-day volume of media produced for Television. We need someone with great communication skills, who is extremely detailed, and well organized.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO * Coordinate and traffic all incoming media to all relevant departments* Conversion and physical management of digital media* Maintain the Content Management System* Assisting with the data management of a large volume of media* Working with the Scheduling to get finished programming placed on the daily logs quickly and efficiently* Find creative ways to solve problems and achieve goals in a very demanding, deadline-driven environment* Other duties related to programming and scheduling
ESSENTIAL TRAITS* An unrelenting attention to detail* Tenacious follow up skills* Flexible schedule
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY REQUIREMENTS* A firm working knowledge of Macintosh computers* Proficiency in reporting software and computer skills (Word, Excel, Quicktime)* A solid understanding of filing hierarchies* The ability to visualize and manage complicated workflows* Proven analytical, organizational and communication skills* Demonstrated the ability to deliver quick turn around for various ad-hoc requests * Demonstrated the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced pressured environment EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE* A minimum of an Associates Degree in a television related field is required* Two or more years of experience in a daily deadline environment is strongly preferred* A keen interest in news, the web, culture and entertainment
Contact: Email your resume, cover letter, and salary history. Please include the position title "Media Coordinator" in the subject line of your email:

Washington, DC (Capitol Hill): Production Manager
Seeking a Production Manager for Citizens United, a political non-profitlocated on the hill. We are beginning production on two documentaries and will complete six fulllength movies by end of year. Responsibilities to include: coordinating crew for shoots, schedulingcasting sessions for reenactments, maintaining logs for the editors,liasoning between interview subjects and their schedulers, uploading filesfor transcription, coordinating with stock footage clearance personnel,ordering equipment, and other tasks. The position would begin January 3rd. through June 1st with the possibilityof extending. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experienceproduction coordinating in commercial, television or movie work and must belicensed to drive, as driving fellow staff's vehicles may be required.Applicants with experience supervising post-production and with a basicfamiliarity of Final Cut Pro are preferred. They should also have somedegree of interest in domestic and international politics and / or history.. Position is contract, primarily five days a week, but with the possibilityof occasional weekend work.
CONTACT: Interest letters and resumes should be emailed , with "Production Manager Resume" in the subject line.

TV News Video Editor / Camera Operator
12 month contract ITN has more than fifty years of experience in international television newsgathering. Its Washington DC bureau is the most important foreign location. ITN produces news programmes for two independent channels in the UK ITV and Channel 4. ITN are recruiting for a television news picture editor for ITV News based in our Washington DC bureau who has the capability to switch to camera work when required. The role will be offered for 12 month contract. The main responsibilities of the role include: * Operating both linear and non-linear edit suites.* Operating a camera for live transmissions and filming on tape.* Supporting and suggesting ideas to the bureau correspondent. The successful candidate will need: * The ability to edit quickly and efficiently on both AVID Express HD and traditional linear edit suites.* To remain calm under pressure in a busy newsroom.* To work to tight deadlines.* Log and archive their own edits.* Experience of working in a TV News environment in the USA.* Have a good knowledge of the US and international news agenda.* Have an interest in news and world events.* To work closely with others and have an eye for a good picture. The working week is Monday to Friday, however the successful candidate must be flexible according to the news agenda. There may be some travel involved on big stories. A valid driving licence is required.
CONTACT: To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to Closing date 21st December 2007.

World Golf Tour Director
The World Golf Tour is a San Francisco based company focused on producingthe most photo-realistic online golf game. We are in the process of buildinga multi-disciplined team to document and photograph some of the most famed &visually stunning golf courses around the globe. When on location, eachcourse will be photographed from hundreds of locations, allowing our gametechnology to combine each photo into a playable online experience. Job Description: The Director is responsible for the technical aspects of the course shoot,mapping the course with in-house GPS software and Photoshop, directing thephotography team on the shoot, and reviewing photo dailies for quality. This is a technical, creative and managerial position that requires a solidbackground and understanding of the game of golf, ability to work withsoftware packages, photography skills and experience on-location, as well asstrong leadership skills. Requirements: - Familiarity with various software packages and ability to quickly learnnew ones - Strong golf background and true passion for the game and its history - Ability to apply a strong knowledge of golf to creating a photographicshoot that ensures a realistic golfing experience - Must be proficient with Photoshop - Experience working with digital photography is required - Very well versed to location shoots and the demands of working withinlimited periods of time - Flexible team player attitude - Ability to work with a crew of 15-20 people - Willing & ready to travel to some of the most spectacular golf courses onthe planet!
CONTACT: Please email cover letter, resume and salary

Ascendi Entertainment Associate Producer
IMAGINE being able to know that you managed the development process of thelatest major game in to full production and release. IMAGINE being at theforefront of development and working with some of the top gamingprofessionals and executives and experiencing the development of acutting-edge gaming first-hand. With your extensive experience in the gamingindustry you have full knowledge of the dos and don'ts of the developmentprocess from concept to final product, and as an associate producer for ourclient you will use your top-notchand efficient managing skills to helpoversee our client's creative vision turn to reality. What You Will Be Doing: * Communicating with team members and department leads to manage /trackproject resources* Creating and maintaining development schedules* Managing development efforts to keep product development on schedule andwithin budget* Participating in project planning management meetings and offer solutionsto production issues* Managing multiple development projects simultaneously* Keeping detailed project documentation, including creating, maintaining,implementing, and improving the readability of information What You Are Bringing: * A minimum of 3+ years experience credited work in the production ofmultiplatform console games, working in a project management role.* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and ability tocommunicate effectively to team members across a variety of disciplines andlevels of game development expertise* Interpersonal, facilitation and project management skills. Able to workwith producers, team leads and a variety of unique personality types* Process knowledge, attention to detail, timely follow-up and strongorganizational skills* Ablility to focus and to manage one's own time in order to meet milestones* Ability to Work quickly and efficiently within short development cyclesand strict deadlines* Excellent understanding of the technical aspects of product development* Strong working knowledge of MS Project* MOST OF ALL - a passion for games and game development Platforms: PS2, DS, Wii Location: This is onsite, fulltime position located in Los Angeles, CA. Salary: $50K/year Base + Full Benefits
CONTACT: to express your interest: - Please place the text "CS-F-AP" on the subject line of your

Port Washington, LI, NY: Shop Assistant
Entry-level position for technically-inclined individual interested inlearning about corporate events & video production. MUST have positive,can-do attitude no matter the task required of them. Responsibilities rangefrom running errands, loading trucks, driving clients to airport,maintaining warehouse full of top-notch equipment, learning HD broadcasttruck, helping set up large stage shows with elaborateSFX/lighting/sound/video production. This is a tech crew position...lot'sof grunt work involved. Plenty of travel to shows and video shoots. Lot'sof growth potential for the right person. MUST have a can-do, roll up yoursleeves and get it done personality. No request is too large or small intimes of busy activity. Please check out our website for more info on thecompany: MUST be able to commute to Port Washington, Long Island and OK withlong hours. Salary is entry-level.
CONTACT: Please respond to me via email, withsalary requirements, if you are interested in meeting us. Cory DeLuca ADM Productions

New York, NY: Executive Producer
Blue Man Productions is entering an exciting era in its evolution as one of the worlds most visionary entertainment companies. We are currently seeking an Executive Producer to oversee an innovative new multimedia project. The Executive Producer will oversee the project in its entirety while collaborating closely with our external partners and with members of Blue Man Productions creative, executive, and production teams. This will involve a wide range of responsibilities including: hiring and supervising a staff of producers and general managers within the video, music and live performance departments, planning and developing the various creative elements of the project, establishing operational practices and providing input on press and marketing campaigns. Candidate MUST have hands-on executive producer experience a background producing multimedia projects and/or other non-traditional mediums and genres is a plus. Ideally the candidate will have had theatrical production experience. Candidate needs to be a highly creative, flexible, motivated self-starter who is able to jump headfirst into a project and make quick yet thoughtful decisions. Candidate should also be a strong leader with the ability to effectively manage a staff and build consensus in a diverse group. Strong communication skills and the proven ability to collaborate successfully with teams are mandatory. This is currently a freelance role.
CONTACT: To learn more about the details of this role and/or to be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter in the following ways: Via email Via fax 212.226.6609 Via snail mail BMP, 599 Broadway, 5th floor, New York, NY 10012 To learn more about us, please visit

Washington, DC: Supervising Producer (Temp.)
SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND Supervising Producer (2 Temporary Positions) Common Ground Productions (CGP) Washington, DC (Estimated 9-12 month timeframe) The Organization Common Ground Productions is the media arm of Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit. Using TV, radio and Internet programming, it brings the common ground approach to the worlds media. Whether countering "hate radio" in Africa or hate crime in the US, Common Ground Productions is dedicated to harnessing the power of the media on behalf of peace. Summary of the Position SFCG is searching for temporary Supervising Producers to oversee the production of governance-themed TV series in developing countries including: Angola, Burundi, CF4te dIvoire, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Morocco, Nepal, and Sierra Leone. The Supervising Producers will coordinate between SFCGs country offices and local production companies to develop multi-episode series for broadcast on local television/radio in the respective countries. This position reports to the Executive Producer for this project, who is based in Washington, DC (USA). The Supervising Producers will travel between production sites as needed. Responsibilities *Oversee production process from development through production and post-production *Creative and financial oversight for series*Supervise writing of scripted material*Supervise editing and post-production*Schedule and run meetings between SFCGs country staff and local production companies Minimum Qualifications *5 years experience in television series production with substantial international experience*Experience in booking crews, casting, and negotiating contracts*Experience with standard production industry budgeting and scheduling methods*Familiarity with donor governments rules and regulations, particularly USAID, DFID and UN agencies*Demonstrated success managing production personnel*Broad understanding of video and audio source equipment, signal formats and standards PAL and NTSC*Strong written and verbal communication skills in English*Proficiency in one or more languages relevant in the above-mentioned countries*Microsoft Office *Experience with Internet video production and emerging interactive television technologies (a plus)*Ability to travel between developing countries, some of which have volatile environments There are no benefits associated with these positions; however, travel accident and medical and political evacuation insurance will be provided.
CONTACT: To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by January 13th to with the subject line heading: Supervising Producer, CGP. Please be sure to include desired salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, and to mention where you found this job posting. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. See our web site for more details of our work Common Ground Productions/SFCGInternational HR Officer1601 Connecticut Avenue, NWSuite 200Washington, DC

New York, NY: Make-up Artist
Make up Artist needed for short dramatic film. NYU Grad Thesis production.The story is a gritty drama about a garbage man who helps a homeless girlout of the trash and she in turn becomes his salvation. An experiencedartist is needed to create a dramatic but realistic look for small cast thatincludes a trashed club chick look and a hungover weary alcoholic man.Very creative film and great opportunity to work with talented director andcrew.
CONTACT: For inspiration and information, please download prospectus online at: Pay total $500 Wendy Shear Hutchinson Filmsshearnerve@gmail.com

Washington, DC: Graphic Designer
The Maslow Media Group seeks a Graphic Designer to provide graphic design, art direction and overall creative consulting services. Our client produces a wide range of print and electronic media that communicates a wide variety of business messages to various stakeholders and customers. Qualifications: No less than 5 years of experience in the area of design. No less than 2 years of work in-house for a public relations firm or agency. Possess a creative based education from an accredited four year college or equivalent experience. Responsibilities will include project management, design, pre-production, and production management.
CONTACT: Please send resumes to . Please put the words GRAPHIC DESIGNER DC in the subject line.

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