Producer Newsletter Vol. 9 Issue 8 
A list of opportunities for filmmakers to help increase the diversity of the media landscape.
Amanda Clinton, Director of Communications for Cherokee Nation Businesses and Johnnie Jae Morris of Native Max Magazine, discuss social media strategies.
Vision Maker Media Executive Director Shirley Sneve provides an overview of the organization's values, strategic priorities, special initiatives and recent developments.
Brian Sefferlein, NET videographer, Ralph E. Hammack, Jr., NET senior videographer, and Michael Farrell, NET special projects manager, discuss strategies to ensure project completion and success.
Group photo with filmmakers and Vision Maker Media staff at the 2015 Filmmaker Training in Lincoln, Neb.

Vision Maker Media 
Filmmaker Training Highlights
Twenty filmmakers from across the country converged on Lincoln, Neb., to discuss their film projects and to learn how to increase their reach and engagement with social media and digital opportunities. PBS and NET producers, directors and videographers joined Amanda Clinton, Director of Communications for Cherokee Nation Businesses and Johnnie Jae Morris of Native Max Magazine to share their experience with producing and promoting films. Both filmmakers funded by Vision Maker Media and others interested in learning from other filmmakers came together.

Keynote speaker Keith Fix, marketing and technology consultant for blabfeed, an economic development corporation wholly owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, provided insight on how filmmakers can take advantage of marketing, advertising, online advertising and social media management. Don Chalmers, president of SparrowHawk Consulting, presented information about funding for independent documentaries in and out of Indian Country. Walter G. Lehmann, managing partner of the entertainment law firm, Lehmann PLC provided insight in copyright and fair use for filmmakers. Pam Aguilar, director of programming and development at PBS, discussed what it takes to produce a successful documentary for PBS Plus and NPS.
Call for Films
Early submission deadline is Oct. 1 for the Pueblo Grande Indian Market Film Category. It offers a platform in Phoenix, Ariz., for the many diverse perspectives of Native Americans/American Indians within the world of independent film and cinema during the annual Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Indian Market. The festival's focus is to celebrate and give a voice to the unique perspectives offered by Native American/American Indians in film and cinema from every part of the world. Final deadline is Nov. 15.
This category offers a high profile, non-competitive environment for celebrating the best in independent Native American/American Indian film and cinema. A private viewing center is provided. Contact Nathan Lefthand at maleravenfour@yahoo.com or call 831-521-8904 for more information.
AISES Accepting Nominations for Award
The American Indian Science & Engineering Society is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ely S. Parker Award to be given at the National Conference. The award is the highest honor bestowed by AISES, given in honor of a man who was the first recognized American Indian scientist/engineer. The purpose of the award is to recognize those Indian leaders who most clearly embody AISES' mission and goals through their achievements and contributions to science, technology, engineering and math. The nominee must be an experienced American Indian or Alaska Native professional who has or has made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education or the STEM workforce. AISES membership is not required. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1. The AISES National Conference is Nov. 19-21 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Job Opportunities and Fellowships
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Film Festival Opportunities
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Training and Other Opportunities
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Funding Opportunities
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