Monday, November 29, 2010

Open call for music composers for 2012 PBS documentary

A close friend has been working on a documentary and is looking for music as they finish production so I have included the email he sent out. Please remember to approach this as you would a job/internship opportunity.  Thanks and Good Luck!

You are receiving this email because someone recommended you as a potential composer for a documentary film I am producing and directing, which will air on PBS in 2012 preceded by a film festival run. The film, More Than A Month, follows my cross country campaign to end Black History Month. You can laugh, it's supposed to be a little funny... Through this somewhat tongue-in-cheek journey, the film looks at what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a so-called "post-racial" America.

We have finished a rough cut and are currently on hiatus while we raise our final finishing funds. As such, we are looking for a composer to bring on board as we prepare to launch into the final edit. This is a low budget film but this will be a paid position, though the salary will be deferred until final funds are secured. We anticipate starting sometime before the end of the year and finishing in March--all approximate.

If you're interested, I would love to listen to some samples of your work. Please let me know the best way to do that, whether you have a website, a CD you want to send, or another example of work. (My address is below) If you prefer, I can also provide a sample scene or 2 for you to put a sample piece to. I know some people prefer this. In any case, please email me and let me know what you would prefer. Thanks so much. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.



address for CDs:

456 Riverside Drive
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10027

Shukree Hassan Tilghman


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