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Production Seeking a Camera Operator

Details from the production:

Seeking a camera operator with own kit to film a remote interview in Mount Vernon, ME, one day in mid to late January for Discovery/ID Channel.

Must have own kit, preferably Sony camera (we use FS5/FS7/FS9) basic lighting kit, basic audio.

Must have experience with filming remote interviews.

Interview will be conducted through Facetime or Zoom with producer in London.

Once the candidate is selected the interview will be scheduled.  $1,250/day all in.

With Cases Rising in Maine & Nationwide, Mills Administration Announces Measures to Prevent Spread of the Deadly COVID-19 Virus

The measures include extending the Keeping Maine Healthy Grant Program; reducing Indoor Gathering Limits; Postponing the Reopening of Bars and Tasting Rooms; and Adjusting States Exempt from Maine’s Quarantine or Testing Alternative.

Effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement; and indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity.

The final Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications

“Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the final Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,000 cash as well as approximately $28,000 more in film goods and production services.

“Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit, From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with a unique film that makes a contribution to society.  It is open to documentaries, features, short films and web series budgeted under $500K. Students are welcome to apply.”

Governor Mills Announces Phase 2 of Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program Funding for Expanded Pool of Maine Businesses & Non-Profits

Phase 2 will make available approximately $95 million in remaining funds from Phase 1 and expand access to the program by increasing the number of eligible businesses and non-profits. Under Phase 2, businesses and non-profits that employ up to 250 people will be eligible for grant rewards. Previously, small businesses and non-profits with up to 50 people were eligible. Additionally, licensed childcare and behavioral health organizations will be eligible in this round. The Department of Economic and Community Development estimates that nearly 3,000 more businesses and non-profit organizations will be eligible for grants as a result of the program’s expansion.