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Just two short weeks ago, I found myself in Park City, UT; an extremely fortunate and grateful fellow attending the Sundance Creative Producing Lab & Summit. Sundance is supporting a film I’m producing called STREET FIGHTING MAN (www.streetfightingmanthemovie.com) and what I’ve found in this experience is that, in their ardent championship of independent film, the Sundance Institute provides an incredible amount of guidance to all the projects they fund.
Our friends at the Camden International Film Festival have partnered with the New York Times to create the first Op-Docs pitch event in North America. Documentary filmmakers from the United States are invited to submit their ideas for short documentaries that fit the editorial and creative scope of the New York Times Op-Docs series. View the films at NYTimes.com/OpDocs. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

This is the end of my fourth and final year as Program Assistant at LEF New England; with complete confidence, I’m handing over my keys to the LEF office to Gen Carmel, who is already showing uncanny job aptitude (she also has interesting insights into independent filmmaking in Beijing - ask her about it!). I’m moving on, which is a little sad, but I’m looking forward to staying in touch with the people I’ve been lucky to get to know during my time at LEF...

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