ANNOUNCEMENT: Shooting Poverty – documentary competition

Shooting Poverty
Shooting Poverty is a competition for written Treatment for short documentary films (fictions will not be accepted). A jury of film as well as arms and development experts will select at least three treatments to receive full production support. The three films from different parts of the world will be put to the public’s vote online.

For tips on how to write your treatment – please watch the VIDEO.

For everything else you need to know to participate in this competition, please visit the Oxfam site at:

ANNOUNCEMENT: ProducHer Beats Looking for Talent

DISCLAIMER: This event is NOT sponsored or hosted by the IBWFF. This is a re-post. As with any audition or casting call announcement, you are strongly encouraged to use your best judgment in attending an audition or casting call. It is your responsibility to contact local authorities if you suspect illegal activities, exploitation or violence from the hosts, attendees or other parties in attendance

PSA: Calling all Talent!!

ProducHer Beats is co-hosting a radio show on for upcoming talent everyweek, Monday and Wednesday. They are looking for rock pop R&B songwriters anyone musically inclined.

Please send them your info and what you do. They will have people come on the show or they can beam you in over the Internet.

Send your info to!!!

On Facebook: Producherbeats

DISCLAIMER: This event is NOT sponsored or hosted by the IBWFF. This is a re-post. As with any audition or casting call announcement, you are strongly encouraged to use your best judgment in attending an audition or casting call. It is your responsibility to contact local authorities if you suspect illegal activities, exploitation or violence from the hosts, attendees or other parties in attendance

Inkd is Offering THREE FREE Branding Kits for Download

Free Downloads from Inkd

Inkd –a user-content and graphic design company– is offering three customizable branding kits: 1) Craft, 2) Plan and 3) Yumi Bubble Tea.

If you are a filmmaker, actor, or film company, these are indispensable kits that can take the pain out of your graphic design dilemmas so you can focus on your work! It also provides a professional image to your business or portfolio.

Click here to download:

You’ll have to sign up (for FREE) to download the kits. The kits come in the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word for PC
  • Microsoft Word for Word
  • Apple iWork Pages

Promotional Tools

I receive tons of questions regarding the best promotional tools for filmmakers and emerging actors. I’m not a marketer by profession, but after 10+ years of blogging/web-site experience, I’ve become pretty handy with the next generation of promotional tools!

When you’re on a budget and have to rely on a combination of your “Spidey-senses” and your network(s), one can become pretty adept at navigating the best and the worst tools.

Starting…NOW… the IBWFF will provide a series of posts regarding the best tools for your budget.

If you’re looking for additional resources, don’t forget to check out the “Downloads & Resources” section of this site for handy –and mostly FREE– tools!

JOBS: General Manager (Internship) – Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Job Announcement Link:

Do you consider yourself a jack of all trades? Have you always had a desire to shape and run an organization? Do you enjoy leading a team, multi-tasking and creatively problem solving? Have people often told you you’d be the perfect fit to be the “face” of a company? If so, the General Manger Intern position may be an ideal fit for you.

The General Manager is responsible for operational management of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, working with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to fulfill the mission and vision of the Theatre. Functions include fundraising, preparation of an annual budget for Board of Director approval, acting as organization spokesman, staff and volunteer oversight, budget management and government liaison. The General Manager also works with the Artistic Director to ensure marketing and logistics (production and event based) are successfully executed.

• Practical knowledge of business operations, infrastructure and project management.
• High integrity and ability to handle matters with discretion and confidentiality.
• Ability to design, interpret and implement policies and procedures.
• Aspire to grow company’s awareness and foster and maintain new funding sources.
• Commitment to furthering the mission, vision and values of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.
• Experience in a non-profit setting (within a performing arts or arts organization), ideal.
• Desire to make a long-term commitment.

• In conjunction with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors, develops long-range strategy, fundraising budget and sets annual goals; responsible for organizing meetings, and preparing and distributing communications.
• Raise awareness of the organization in the Bay Area to broaden subscriber and funding base.
• Provide strategic direction to improve operational functions, office organization, and continuity planning; includes creating and implementing policies and procedures, work plans and timelines.
• Manage marketing plan, including media, public relations, volunteer coordination, partnership development and materials updates and distributions; work with staff and external vendors as needed.
• Negotiate or manage negotiations for salaries, artist contracts, commission and licensing agreements.
• Manage LORT bargaining agreements with AEA, SSDC and some USA; attend meetings and generate forms and correspondence to Unions as needed.
• Work with Controller to manage general operating, production and event based budgets, expenditures and reports; includes co-production agreements, royalty and general vendor payments, staff and office expenses, grant, donor, sponsor, Box Office and subscriber revenue, and insurance requirements.
• Conduit for Theatre information; Supervise staff, organize and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
• Oversee basic human resources functions, including performance appraisal process; Understand employer requirements in California and consult with out-sourced human resources firm as needed.

• Bachelors Degree required.
• Minimum 6 years progressive experience, required.
• Flexibility; available to work evenings and weekends as required.
• Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet goals independently, and under tight deadlines.
• Strong creativity and ability to problem solve with limited resources.
• Proven track record of providing strategic and fiscal oversight and execution.
• Experience developing and maintaining relationships with philanthropic, government and private sector sources, ideal but not required.
• Experience in a non-profit setting, (within a performing arts or arts organization), ideal but not required.

• Internship requires a one (1) year, full-time commitment – July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
• Standard Office Hours for the internship are Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.
• Office is located in the Union Square district of San Francisco, easily accessible by public transportation.
• Intern will supervise two (2) direct reports and two (2) independent consultants.
• Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director.
• Intern will receive a stipend.
• Upon completion of the one (1) year internship, the candidate may be eligible to assume the General Manager position with full salary and a competitive benefits package including medical, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.
• Relocation coverage will be considered for qualified applicants.

• Submissions must be received no later than June 4, 2010.
• Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to
• Email subject line should read General Manager Internship.
• No telephone calls, faxes or USPS deliveries please.
• Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

SEW Productions Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) was founded to present high-quality, professionally directed plays by America’s foremost African-American playwrights; provide employment and career-building opportunities for local actors, directors, designers, and technicians of color; and foster youth development and cultural enrichment through instructional workshops and special outreach programs.

For more information on the organization, please visit our website at

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Experience Required: 6 yrs
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JOBS: Program Manager, Curatorial Practice – California College of Arts

FULL-TIME (37.5 Hours/Week), EXEMPT
JOB # 1999
Posted May 2010

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinary and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in twenty undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,800 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit

The Curatorial Practice Program Manager works directly with the program’s chair and is responsible for the daily and longer-term administrative operations of the Curatorial Practice Program (CURP). Specific duties include managing the program budgets; preparing class schedules; coordinating visiting faculty itineraries; advising students and scheduling reviews; managing the admissions process; managing the production of CURP publications and website; overseeing maintenance of the program database; coordinating the program’s events and field trips; overseeing the PLAySPACE gallery, and providing general administrative support to the program chair.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Humanities & Sciences

DEPARTMENT: Graduate Curatorial Practice Program / San Francisco


• Manage CURP budgets and perform all related bookkeeping tasks.
• Assist the Chair with the preparation of the annual budget request.
• Coordinate/schedule department meetings and events, as well as faculty/student retreats.
• Develop/maintain systems and procedures to document graduate curricula.
• Manage Work Study students to ensure the regular update of databases, maintenance of the CURP website archive, and documentation of all program activities.
• Organize and maintain program files and file retrieval systems.
• Manage the Teaching Assistantship program for CURP.
• Along with the Chair, represent the program at Graduate Council and divisional meetings.
• Facilitate information exchange and communications with other programs and offices across the college, particularly other graduate programs, graduate admissions, Advancement, the Wattis Institute, Facilities, and the Business Office.
• Oversee dedicated CURP spaces, including the homeroom.
• Work with other program managers to problem solve and facilitate graduate programming and office procedures, including communicating with staff, students and faculty on school and divisional functions.
• Oversee the student-run PLAySPACE gallery, including coordinating its graduate student directors, budget, and events.
• Perform other duties as required.

• Provide logistical support and advice to faculty on policies, procedures, and class scheduling.
• Assist the Chair with curriculum development, scheduling, and with preparing materials for the hiring and promotion of faculty.
• Manage the travel, accommodation and scheduling for all visiting faculty.
• Coordinate hiring arrangements for visiting faculty (visas, schedules, and contractual letters).
• Manage all hosting requirements in San Francisco for visiting faculty.
• Manage the scheduling of independent student meetings with visiting faculty.
• Develop/maintain systems and procedures to document the curriculum and faculty, including the archive website.
• Ensure course syllabi, readers, and bibliographies adhere to program goals/standards.
• Research into and acquire relevant books and images for CURPR archive.

• Coordinate the Curatorial Practice Program final Exhibition Project, reception and catalog, and the exhibition and gallery reception.
• Work with other graduate program managers and Graduate Exhibition coordinator in the production of the reception and related events.
• Manage the production of CURP’s “Curating Now” marketing brochure.
• Partner with other program managers on grad-wide events including Orientation, all-grad BBQ and Open Studios.

• Coordinate class scheduling with Academic Affairs office and reserve campus space for program use.
• Schedule all graduate student reviews, including thesis reviews in spring and mid-first year reviews in the fall. Coordinate review committees, liaising with faculty members and external thesis mentors.
• Coordinate CURP admissions committee and work with graduate admissions on processing all CURP applications for review.
• Schedule program admissions interviews.

Relevant and successful previous administrative experience in a demanding office environment, excellent communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated interest in art/design; proficiency in MS Office Suite; creative, proactive, and analytical problem solving skills; ability to follow direction and work independently; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities/deadlines efficiently with frequent interruptions. Must be highly organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented. Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends. Bachelor’s degree and experience in an educational setting preferred. Experience using and supporting Datatel Colleague or similar ERP software preferred. Knowledge of fund raising/development desirable.

SALARY: $45-46,000 / annually, and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job # 1999)
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
Fax (510) 594-3681

Application Deadline:
Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.