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Producers Newsletter

October 2008

In This Issue

First Nations and NVision now recruiting for Colorado LEAD Program
CPB Seeks Senior VP
Slamdance Film Festival Call for Entries
Hot Docs Launches Doc Shop Online
UAIC Media Center Seeks Assistant
Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival Call for Entries
Making Your Media Matter Conference
TWN Wednesday Night Workshops


More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities
website [].
Program Grant Update

Attn: Applicants for the NAPT Program Grant.
Recipients of the 2008 Native American Public Telecommunications Program Grant will
be announced in mid-November.  Keep checking the newsletter for future updates.

Send Us Your Calendar Items

NAPT is compiling screenings, premieres and other events for our
viewers. Please send us your events to Marketing Director Kim Baca at
Check out our Facebook page at: [].

First Nations and
NVision  recruiting for Colorado LEAD Program

Deadline October 22, 2008
The Leadership & Entrepreneurial Apprentice Development Program is a unique
opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to create a stronger future for tribal
organizations. The goal of the program is to support the growth of future American
Indian nonprofit leaders by educating and training emerging leaders in Native nonprofit
management. Emerging Native professionals who are interested in professional development,
mentorship and leadership training opportunities will be selected for the year-long
To learn more, or to apply to be a Colorado LEAD fellow, please go to the website: []

CPB Seeks Senior VP

Closing Date: October 21, 2008
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a full-time applicant for
the position of Senior Vice President, in charge of Innovation and Inclusion. The
SVP will provide strategic guidance and leadership for strengthening CPB's
capacity to serve as a catalyst for innovation and inclusion within
public broadcasting and for broadening the reach and diversity of its
The SVP should have an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as leadership
experience, and demonstrated awareness of digital media.  Applicant must be willing
and able to travel.
Send resumes to [], or the CPB Human Resource office.
For a full job description and information on submitting a resume, visit: []

Slamdance Film Festival Call for Entries

October 10, 2008

The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. They accept films in
 every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The Slamdance mission
is to bring attention to the most talented emerging filmmakers, showcasing their
 work in the media frenzy of festival week in Park City, Utah.
For more information, please visit the website at: []

Hot Docs Launches Doc Shop Online

Visit Hot Docs' new digital online initiative The Doc Shop Online. The website is
dedicated to helping broadcasters and programmers find content, as well as connecting
distributors and sales agents with films and filmmakers. The website will not be
 accessible by the general public. Currently the site has over 400 titles from The
Doc Shop Festival market, including films from the Hot Doc's 2008 Official Selection.
Please go to []
and register for a login. Access to The Doc Shop Online is free for a one month
trial period starting September 23rd, 2008.

UAIC Media Center Seeks Assistant

The UAIC Media Center is seeking an assistant to work in the media center. Knowledge
of Final Cut, Photoshop and some sound engineering are preferred. Applicant should
have experience working on Native American projects. For more information, contact
Jack at (707) 592-9030.

Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival Call for Entries

Deadline January 9, 2009
Media That Matters is the premier showcase for short films with big messages. Submit
your short films, preferably under 12 minutes, but under 8 is even better. All genres
(documentary, animation, PSA, narrative, music videos, etc.) are welcome. The cash
prize is $1,000 per film. All submission materials must be postmarked by January
 9th, 2009.
Check website for more details: []


Making Your Media Matter Conference

February 12 & 13, 2009
For the 5th year, The Center For Social Media is hosting its annual Making Your
Media Matter conference. The conference is for established and aspiring filmmakers,
non-profit communications leaders, funders, and students looking to learn and share
cutting-edge practices for creating media that matters.
Information on past conferences is currently available on their website:

TWN Wednesday Night Workshops

New York City - Beginning October 15, 2008
Walk-in seminars on film/video/digital production topics from funding to sound and
more. All Classes recession priced: $20 ($10 student/low income) unless otherwise
noted. Each Saturday, starting October 25, Sikay Tang will be teaching a course
($300) on editing using Final Cut Pro with an intro to DVD Studio Pro.
October 15th, 6:30 PM - Getting the Money: Proposals and Grant Writing
October 22nd, 6:30 PM - Seen and Heard *Free Workshop*
October 29nd, 6:30 PM - Tips for Better Sound Recording
To register for the Wednesday seminars and the Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro
course, please email []. Visit the TWN site
at [].

Job Opportunities

Remote Technical Supervisor []
- NET []
SVP, Innovation & Inclusion - CPB []

Diversity Beat: The Election in Indian Country

Opportunity for Electronic Journalists
Native American  Public Telecommunications (NAPT) and National Native News (NNN)
 have teamed up to offer special incentives to journalists to cover election issues
in Indian Country. Diversity Beat stories should cover local, tribal or national
 issues affecting Native Americans. Journalists will be paid $200 for each story
 submitted and accepted for broadcast. Stories can be proposed now through Nov.
Stories can be submitted as audio pieces to be considered for National Native News
or Native America Calling, and used on the AIROS Native Network Internet radio station.
Stories may also be offered to the 33 Native Radio and the 700 NPR stations. Short
video pieces intended for the Internet can also be submitted.
For more information, see the release: []

Upcoming Deadlines

October 10
· The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition Call For Entries []
·Slamdance Film  Festival Call for Entries []
October 22
·First Nations and  NVision now recruiting for Colorado LEAD Program []
October 31
·INDIANER INUIT: The  North American Native Film Festival Call for Submissions []
November 3
·MadCat Women's Film  Festival Call For Submissions []
November 5
·San Diego Latino Film Festival Call For Entries []
November 7
·INPUT Call For U.S. Entries []
November 14
·AIR Seeks Live, Interactive Resident []
November 24
·BAVC Grant For Artists []
NAPT-funded programs may receive festival fee reimbursement.  To apply, contact [].

Quick Links

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Donate Now []
Newsletter Archive []
Programs in Production []

Native American Public Telecommunications []
Become an NAPT fan on Facebook: []
Add us as your MySpace friend: []

Join Our Mailing List []

NAPT Receives Funding From

Ford []
CPB []
Annie E. Casey []


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