Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Open Road Films internship opportunity

Open Road Films is seeking highly motivated candidates for an internship to start this August in our Acquisitions Department.  Duties include script reading and coverage, film festival preparation and general administrative duties.  Must be available for at least two days a week.  Applicants must be enrolled at a university for college credit.  Open Road is a domestic distribution company co-owned by AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas.  Upcoming releases include JOBS, MACHETE KILLS and SABOTAGE. Please send resumes and a coverage sample, if available, to

Austin Francalancia


12301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90025

General (310) 696-7575  Direct (310) 696-7515

Short & Strong Student Film Competition

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Dear Friends,
We are ecstatic to announce The Cortos Y Fuertes / Short & Strong Student Film Competition, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and UNITE HERE.
Short and Strong is a film competition meant to create a space for youth to tell their immigrant stories.
This student film competition is meant for students of all ages. We want youth to be creative and resourceful, using whatever means accessible to create their stories (even cell phones). The youth of this country is one of the strongest we have; it's time to let that voice be heard.
We will have three age categories: 13 and below, 14 to 17, and 18 and over (so long as the individual is a student in high school, a GED program, community college, undergraduate graduate degree program or graduate degree program). There will be a 1st and 2nd place prize for each category, as well as a Most Viewed and Best Overall prize.
This is not only a chance for participants to win cash prizes, but it is excellent opportunities to have their voices reach a distinguished panel of judges. These judges include Rosario Dawson, Dolores Huerta, Antonio Villaraigosa, Esai Morales, Danny Trejo and many more....
Cortos y Fuertes film contest is a joint project of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE.
Submissions are done online at and are due September 20, 2013.
For more information visit and like us on Facebook: 
Please spread the word!
If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email or phone.
In Solidarity,
Marlene Montañez
Student Film Competition Coordinator
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
213.381.5611 ext.145 office
Short and Strong Flier 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Needs Help Making Videos

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is working on a video for kickstarter to promote and fund its new cookbook (we hope to release in the fall)! Have experience making videos, or interested in helping out? Contact Kayte at mhcfoodpantry dot org. 

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard exists to provide healthful, wholesome food to people in need, as well as nutrition and gardening education. We strive to provide services in ways that enhance the dignity, respect, and self-care of everyone involved. For more information: 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Interesting Class for Fall: AMST-A 350 / LATS-L 400 Listening to America

AMST-A 350 / LATS-L 400

Listening to America


Instructor: Dr. José Anguiano

Campus Office: 814 E. Third Street

Office Hours: TBD


Class Meets: Tu / Th 4:00pm-5:15pm



For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand the world is not for the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible.

—Jacques Attali


 I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,

—Walt Whitman “I Hear America Singing”


This course explores social, historical and cultural constructions of America through sound and music. This course begins from the premise that listening engenders unique subjects and methods from which to analyze the American experience. As such music and sound are a powerful physical, social and affective force that create a site of dialogue (within and amongst different communities), a source of creative pleasure and arena of struggle that confronts large socio-political issues—especially amongst underrepresented and marginalized communities. Central to this perspective is the notion that the value and function of music is built and shared collectively by the communities that produce and listen to music.


The class will listen to (analyze) selected soundtracks of American life past and present as a sonic archive of American history and identity. The course is broken down into thematic categories central to American musical life such as: intercultural communication; the commodification of music; sonic stereotypes; gender ideology; and national identity. Ultimately, students will learn to listen deeply to music for the social, cultural and historical lessons embedded within the notes.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Aug.1st screening at MCPL: "Road Comics"

Documentary Film Screening, free and open to the public!:

Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages (2012, 53 min)

Thursday, August 1st, 7pm

Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages” is a documentary film that follows the creative brilliance of three stand-up comedians working the comedy club circuit in middle America, proving that comedic talent is not exclusively a coastal media commodity. Local audiences across the Midwest and South appreciate the humor these comics draw out of strip malls, fast food, and the slow quirkiness of lives not made for TV. Producer and IU professor Susan Seizer (Communication & Culture) follows Stewart Huff, Tim Northern, and Kristin Key as they craft nightly work out of daily life, demonstrating the give-and-take with live audiences that transforms a night out into performance art. The film also offers a glimpse into the comedy club business, interviewing club owners about the ins and outs of regional entertainment industries. Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages is a work of art about the art of work. 

 Q&A with producer Susan Seizer will follow the screening

 *Parental Advisory: this film contains adult language that might not be appropriate for children under the age of 16.