Posted: 09/28/2010 by Will Kreth
New York City-based folks-
Indie Documentary Film seeks MBA-type with passion for the arts/film
MediaGroove LLC is seeking a Associate Producer with a strong business background to help project manage and coordinate resources for our documentary Get It All Out (www.getitalloutmovie.com) – a feature-length story about the life of a late, charismatic, yet unknown Pittsburgh musician/ vocalist / poet/ humanitarian and the percussive post-punk/ jazz/ worldbeat/ avant-funk band he was in during the early 1980s. Our protagonist was truly a likable, inspired character, and it doesn’t hurt that he was a compassionate human being who could actually sing and write decent lyrics. If you have experience in collaborating on dynamic teams, contributing your best ideas, are not afraid of hard work and take pride in getting things done – we should talk!
In short, we are reanimating the lost musical DNA of an underground sound that never reached a wide audience, and having a blast doing it (by re-recording, remixing and releasing an amazing songbook of material as a companion soundtrack). Film-wise, we’re 2.5 years in the making and we’ve already completed 2/3 of our planned interviews. Breaking the rules of the typical talking head “rockumentary” – we’re incorporating the use of animation/motion graphics, CGI visualization, social media and other creative digital storytelling techniques to elevate the storyline in contemporary ways.
The right candidate will play a key role in setting the stage to refine and finish the film so this is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced team on the excavation of a dusty gem of a narrative. This position is non-paid (though we will cover working production meals, pre-approved necessary expenses) and will provide you with valuable experience and connections.
Qualifications & Responsibilities:
• This is the ideal project for an MBA with a passion for the arts. Someone who wants to use their professional business (and or marketing) skills outside of work to help bring a film through post-production, fundraising, and see it distributed to national/international festivals, Netflix, Amazon, cable/satellite, etc.
• Strong prior knowledge of Microsoft Project or other web-based project management tools (Basecamp or similar.)
• You will work with the film’s Producer to manage timelines, deliverables, set milestones and hold people to reaching them. Great organizational and detail skills a must!
• Commitment to a minimum of 1 to 2 days per week on a part-time basis (starting immediately)
• MUST be NYC-area based and able to attend meetings with producer, director, assistant editors and archivist.
• Interest in music as a force for social change, progressive politics, multiple genres of music (e.g. – jazz, rock, afrobeat/afro-pop, funk, dub/reggae, post-punk, etc.) – helpful, wouldn't hurt –- but not necessary.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
We hope you’re the right fit to help us with our quirky, passionate, musical doc! So, please send a brief cover letter and CV/resume, reel/links to projects you’ve managed and/or worked on, and please put "Associate Documentary Producer" in the subject line. Preference given to candidates with at least 3 solid employment/internship references and prior film or collaborative arts team project experience.