HBCU Empower Me Tour lands @ ECC Saturday!

29 04 2011

HBCU Empower Me Tour hits ECC tomorrow! If you want to shoot/help out, please text Professor Wager. We start @ 10am. Celebs, demos, scholarship info, a Wii booth, prizes and more! For more info go to http://www.empowermetour.org/


ECC will host UNCF HBCU Tour April 30th

25 04 2011

The Communications Program will host a video booth and offer tours of the 2.6 million dollar MPT facility at the College for prospective students interested in the program.  For more info on the program, go to http://www.empowermetour.org/

Newark One of Five Major Cities and ECC One of Two Community College Nationally to Host United Negro College Fund Empower Me Tour

Published: April 7th, 2011 – 2:29 PM
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The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has selected Essex County College in Newark as one of its five city-tour stops along its popular Empower Me Tour.  The event is expected to bring up to 1,500 youth and their families to the College’s Newark campus on Saturday, April 30.  The UNCF Empower Me Tour was created to initiate a movement among young people to motivate them to academic excellence and personal responsibility. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are so excited to have been selected the only community college nation-wide to host this prestigious event,” said ECC President Edythe Abdullah.  “As a direct result of being named a participating institution, Essex County College will be designated a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), which means our students will have access to scholarships available through the UNCF.”

“Our goals include helping to prepare students in what they need to do in order to finish their pre-college education and continue on to college,” said UNCF’s Fred Mitchell, UNCF’s Regional Development Director for the Northern Field Operations.  “The full experience of the day is to impress upon the students that ‘I can be what I want and here is what I need to do’ to reach that goal,” he said.

An array of celebrities will meet and engage in meaningful dialogue with attendees.  Confirmed special guests include actress Tatyana Ali who appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, comedienne Kim Coles, Kita Williams and Monique Jackson of VH1’s The T.O. Show, and Chef Darrell “Das” Smith.  The celebrities will serve at first on special separate panels for males and females, before coming together for the final topic of Keeping It Real.

As a resident of East Orange in Essex County, Mitchell also sees this particular tour stop as helping the local neighborhoods as well. “When we decided to have a stop in New Jersey, Newark was regarded as the best place for it. The city is undergoing a renaissance and this is the kind of activity that will help make Newark shine even brighter. Plus, Essex County College has the history and traditional to serve as a good tie-in to the program.”

The day’s schedule includes dynamic workshops on preparing for, getting into, and paying for college; social-readiness panels; career-readiness workshops; and much more.  The event, now in its third year, is geared primarily toward students in seventh grade through high school and also for those in their first two years of college.

Interested participants should register for the program by going towww.empowermetour.org and following to Newark link.  This will be the only stop in New Jersey for the tour as part of its 2010-2011 five-city tour.  Other cities include Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

About UNCF
UNCF–the United Negro College Fund–is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 39 private member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more atwww.UNCF.org.

Inception fans read this…

24 04 2011

For all you CIN 101 students who wrote your papers on Inception


ECC Student Films Accepted into Bergenfield Film Festival

23 04 2011

Check out a block of your favorite films by ECC students at this year’s Bergenfield Film Fest! Starts May 5th.

http://www.bergenfieldfilmfestival.org/ for more info!

Red Hot Seeks Video Interns

23 04 2011

Red Hot  is currently seeking a highly qualified, creative intern to assist with all manner of video development, editing, etc.  Email lorraine@redhot.org and go to http://www.redhot.org for more info.

He / She will work directly with our Director of video / media to film /
interview artists, loft parties, concerts and assist with editing and
generating content. In addition, all Red Hot interns have the opportunity to
observe and participate in all aspects of Red Hot’s work including: record /
concert production, social media, video editing, special events, blogging,
web development, marketing & branding.

The Red Hot Organization has a 20 year history of raising money and
awareness to fight AIDS through popular culture. Red Hot has produced and
released records featuring exclusive tracks by some of the top musical
talent in the world, including David Byrne, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, U2, and
Madonna. Our most recent project, Dark Was The Night, produced by Aaron and
Bryce Dessner of The National, brought together the most influential
musicians of the indie music scene, including Arcade Fire, Beirut, Bon Iver,
Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, and Yeasayer.

Although unpaid, this opportunity offers room for growth and great hands-on
experience with a small but experienced staff.


– Final Cut Pro & video production skills– NECESSARY
– Excellent communication, organizational & office skills
– Knowledge of Word and Excel

Start and end dates are flexible

PLEASE feel free to email or call if you have any further questions — and
we appreciate your help.
Thank you,

Lorraine Goodman
Red Hot Organization
Director of External Affairs

Harlem production seeks sports doc interns

21 04 2011


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

An award-winning Harlem-based production company is looking for qualified interns to work on a one-hour, historical sports-related film for national and international broadcast.
The position is a great opportunity to gain experience in a creative environment and learn production skills.
The ideal candidates are grad students who have excellent research skills, are detailed oriented and are familiar with library archives, Proquest as well as other online research sources. Fluency in German a bonus.
In addition, knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, computer scanners and FileMaker Pro database are a plus. Undergrad students are welcome to apply. Where appropriate, we can offer class credit.
This is a part-time, unpaid position.
We welcome the interns to become part of the team.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Charles Burnett Film Festival @ MOMA in NYC

21 04 2011

Charles Burnett, one of the great independent African American filmmakers of our time, is the subject of a retrospective at the MOMA museum in midtown.  Text Professor Wager about the Friday and Saturday events this weekend.

For more info: