Game Design Contest

31 03 2013
One Week Left! Last Call for Submissions.

Teachers College, Columbia University
$16,000 Cross-Cultural Games Challenge and Incubator

Want to make the next great educational game? Are you good at programming, design, or have great ideas? Partner with the Games Research Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University to create an online educational game (online game or mobile app) that teaches English vocabulary for non-native learners (SAT, TOEFL, GRE, etc.)!

You could win $1000 in prize money plus up to $16,000 in funding to develop the game! Form a team and submit your proposal online.

For more information and to submit your entry, visit:

Round 1 Deadline for Proposals: April 7, 2013.


Oscar Micheaux Within Our Gates Jazz

31 03 2013

Trombonist/composer/bandleader Gordon created a powerful evening-length work for his big band to accompany the historicWithin Our Gates (1920), a silent film believed to be the African American response to D.W. Griffiths’ “Birth of a Nation” that dramatically exposes America’s racial situation during the violent years of Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Migration, and the emergence of the “New Negro.” Produced, written and directed by novelist/filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, it is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American. Presented in collaboration with Jazzmobile @ Symphony Space.

TWN Video Workshops

26 03 2013

Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 PM

Sound Workshop – What To Do, What To Get – with JT Takagi  

Basic concepts, how to’s, best practices and what to get – for the emerging indy filmmaker – and the already there filmmaker with questions.  With new gear demos and more. Sliding Scale Fee $10-20
Register now by emailing


Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 PM

Planning your TransMedia Production and your Social Media Outreach with Ann Bennett

Ann Bennett is a documentary producer for the PBS film currently in post-production,

Through A Lens Darkly and a transmedia producer for the national multimedia community engagement initiative, “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion”. This one-night workshop will include tips and techniques for for creating a social media plan and reconfiguring your doc for various media platforms. 

Location – Domestic workers United 10 West 37th Street, Suite 4W .Sliding Scale Fee $10-20  A cosponsored workshop with Domestic Workers United.  Register now by emailing   


Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 PM

Working in the Props Dept & Making Changing Face of Harlem –  with Shawn Batey
Shawn Batey, a TWN workshop alum, is a long time Props assistant for  television, commercials, and feature films on projects including 30 Rock, Roll Bounce, Miracle’s Boys, Inside Man, Chicago Hope, Law and Order, The Awful Truth, Love Jones, G, and She Hate Me. On top of this, she is also an award-winning filmmaker. Her work includes Hair-Tage, Through My Eyes,  60+ , Making the World Feel Better, the P.S. 230 Mural Project and Tree Fever. Shawn’s films have screened at festivals and museums, and she is currently finishing her documentary, Changing Face of Harlem, which is in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign for final finishing costs. Shawn will talk about – how one gets into the industry in areas like Props, and how does one balance being an independent filmmaker at the same time. FREE!  
Location: Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Ave, NY (212) 537-6843. A cosponsored workshop with Maysles Institute.  Register now by emailing * FREE 

Thursday April 18 at 6:30 PM 
Distribution and Marketing – What you Need to Plan – Before you Shoot with Roselly Torres 

Roselly Torres is the Director of Distribution and Marketing at Third World Newsreel, and previously worked at LAVA (Latin America Video Archives). She will talk about what filmmakers need to be working on even before they produce their project, and how to prepare oneself to distribute and market one’s film. 
Location – Domestic workers United 10 West 37th Street, Suite 4W Sliding Scale Fee $10-20  A cosponsored workshop with Domestic Workers United. Register now by emailing


Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 PM

Activist Archivists – Saving your Films, Master Production Files – What To Do?

Members of the Activist Archivist Group will talk about what filmmakers need to consider when thinking about preserving their materials for future access – what will you do with your film, Umatic 3/4″, VHS, DVs, DVDs and files? Plus – what does an activist archivist do? FREE!  Location: Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Ave, NY (212) 537-6843. A cosponsored workshop with Maysles Institute.
Register now by emailing *FREE 


Stay Tuned – More to come!   

All workshops except for those marked “FREE” are suggested $10/20 (sliding scale for low income/students)
RSVP by emailing

Online portfolio workshop with Professor Wager

21 03 2013

Create your own online portfolio in this hands-on workshop with Professor Wager.

April 23rd @ 1pm. Location TBD.  Please RSVP here:

Keep those skills sharp! Adobe workshop @ Tekserve, April 16th 6-8pm

21 03 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

119 West 23rd Street
New York, 10011

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3-D Printing for your desktop!

14 03 2013

NMT students, your next design challenge!


Emma Bowen Foundation’s National PAID Internship Program

12 03 2013
The Emma Bowen Foundation’s National PAID Internship Program
2013 will mark the Emma Bowen Foundation’s National PAID Internship Program’s 24th year of successfully placing minority students in multi-summer internships at media companies throughout the United States.
They are currently recruiting minority “rising” high school seniors and incoming college freshmen for their internship programs.  Qualified applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 4-year college and have an interest in media, communications,  business, engineering, or technology.  Selected recipients are PAID and receive a matching fund scholarships to help pay for college expenses throughout their college years.  The students would have a job each summer until they graduate from college (undergrad).  
2013 applications are now available on-line.  Visit their website for a more detailed description of the program and the application:  
Completed applications must be received no later than March 15, 2013.  Cities where internship opportunities are currently available are listed on the Application page.  They will be updating the cities’ list as additional opportunities become available.  Therefore, periodically check their website for the latest updates.  
Should you have any questions or need more information contact:
                                                                                                                          Sandra D. Rice
                                                                                                                          SVP, Eastern Region and National Recruitment
                                                                                                                          Emma Bowen Foundation
                                                                                                                          524 West 57th Street
                                                                                                                          New York, NY  10019
                                                                                                                          Main Tel.:    212-975-2545 
                                                                                                                          Direct Tel.:  212-975-2597 
                                                                                                                          Facsimile:   212-975-6014