Producers' Forum

Producers' Forum: American Promise

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Tuesday, October 21, 6:30PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Filmmakers in attendance
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

American Promise looks into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The film chronicles the education of Idris, the son of filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, and Seun, Idris’ best friend, from kindergarten through high school graduation. This provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about attempts American schools make to address issues of race and class in the on-going struggle for opportunity.

Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson are the co-producers and co-directors of American Promise. Brewster wrote and directed The Keeper, an official selection in the dramatic narrative competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. Stephenson's award winning work has appeared on OBS, Showtime, and MTV.

For more information about the film, see American Promise

Presented in Partnership with International House Philadelphia

Mater Class - JT Takagi - Sound Recording Now: 2014 Approach to Documentary Sound

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DATE: Saturday November 8 TIME: 11:00 AM -2:00 PM

Instructor: JT Takagi
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Join JT Takagi for a workshop on approaches to audio recording and sound equipment for documentary video production, including working with DSLR cameras and new gear options in double system with low and medium budget digital recorders – and radio mikes. This is an opportunity to learn about the essential gear for audio production, and essential techniques and approaches to good location audio. Workshop participants are invited to discuss planned projects.


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Producers' Forum: Shored Up

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
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$10
additional ticket info: 
$7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe members

Location(s)

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Shored Up
a film by Ben Kalina
USA, 2013, 84 min

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 7PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe Members

Presented in partnership with International House Philadelphia and Sierra Club Philadelphia Chapter

Director Ben Kalina in attendance for a post screening discussion

Shored Up is an urgent call to action in the face of accelerating sea-level rise, presenting the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as a window into the future.

Set in Long Beach Island, NJ and the Outer Banks of NC, the film explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of communities along the shore. Shored Up talks to scientists, politicians, residents and a wide range of experts to expose major shortcomings in coastal management and the immediate need for change. Filmed over three years and culminating in the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it becomes an eerie foretelling of the storm's devastation and a witness to its dramatic aftermath. Shored Up is a look at what happens when we ignore the realities of geology in our drive to inhabit and profit from our coastlines.

Director Ben Kalina will present a Master Class Environmental Justice Documentary on Wednesday, August 21, 7PM at Scribe.

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Ben Kalina is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions. Kalina has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award-winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film Diorama.

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Producers' Forums are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Scribe Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte "Sing Your Song", Director Susanne Rostock, editor Jason Pollard in person

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
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$10
additional ticket info: 
$8 students/seniors; $5 for Scribe members

Location(s)

Ibrahim Theater @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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Scribe Begins 2012 Season with Fundraiser and Screening of Harry Belafonte Sing Your Song at International House

*Official 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection

Sing Your Song "It isn't just the story of a man but the story of a country and a century." -Variety

Tuesday, January 10 @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

*Director/editor, Susanne Rostock, and editor Jason Pollard in person for fundraiser reception and screening
5:30PM-reception, 7PM screening

On Monday January 10, 5:30 PM at International House, Scribe Video Center will host a fundraiser reception to support and celebrate the beginning of the organization's 2012 season and also host a very special edition of our Producers’ Forum series that evening beginning at 7PM. Immediately following the reception, will be the screening of director Susanne Rostock’s 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection documentary Sing Your Song about the life of activist and actor Harry Belafonte. The film's director Susanne Rostock and editor Jason Pollard will be in person for the fundraiser reception and screening.

Please show your support for Scribe and RSVP to attend this fundraiser and screening. Click here to RSVP.

Jason Pollard teaches a master class "Art and Craft of Editing" on Wednesday, January 11, 7PM @ Scribe. READ MORE

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