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By Tammy Brislin, CFVA Board Member


CFVA Member: Windy Borman - Executive Producer/Director MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED; Founding Board Chair, Women in Film and Media Colorado


Think twice before you hire a sales agent in Hollywood!

Steve’s Lawyers Corner


I completely understand what drives a producer to seek help to market her film that has just been completed. The actual pre-production, principal photography and post-production activities are fun. And it’s a great place to showcase your creative talents as an added bonus. We all know that if there is cast and crew that really gels, the weeks during principal photography are the times that real friendships develop and can last a lifetime.


Is it any wonder then that the producer will always want help with what is arguably the most important and difficult part of the entire process: selling the film to a distributor?


The fun part of filmmaking has been completed. The money has been spent. And, without a distribution plan, you probably won’t even know what direction to turn at that time. So who is there to help you understand how to go forward? Typically nobody with any real appropriate experience. As the result, it’s easy to become a bit needy at that time. You need to get the money back   to your investors, generate a return for the cast and crew who took deferrals in the project, and of course, you would like to make some money.


DocuWest Open Night

Wednesday May 11th come to the opening film for DocuWest, Colorado's top documentary film festival! REBEL CITIZEN is the acclaimed documentary by Pamela Yates on filmmaker Haskell Wexler, known for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST among other iconic films. Screened at the Berkshire International Film Festival and Vienalle, this feature film presents the filmmaking talents of a master and the humanity he uses to give audiences, more than just a visual experience. 
Joining the festival will be director Pamela Yates and New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee chair Kent Jones. Come join this incredible experience that DocuWest is proud to make their opening film. Tickets selling out fast!

Denver Video Production Company first to Produce Documentary for DirecTV


Z-Channel Films, a Denver video production company, has completed a feature documentary film for DirecTV. Z-Channel Films is the first production company that DirecTV chose to collaborate with as it ramps up its original documentary programming. Doug Gritzmacher and Steve Dorst, Z-Channel Films founders and producers, worked with Coupe Studios in Boulder on the post-production sound design. 


The film, “Jobs for G.I.s,” documents the struggles vets face finding a job when they separate from the military. Set in Los Angeles, which has the largest veteran population in the country, the film follows the journeys of five vets - one each from the Army, Marines, Navy, and two from the Air Force - as they try to overcome unique obstacles and launch new careers in the civilian world.

The film was shot entirely in the 4K format. It is airing on DirecTV’s Audience Network and is available via its on-demand “4K Showcase.” 

Janicek Media is HIRING!

As we head into year 5 of our Xfinity Latino weekly series for Comcast, we are growing to a point where we have some additional opportunities for the right candidates.  JMC is a fun place to work with lots of opportunity for creativity and laughter.   We plan to fill these positions in the next 3 weeks, so don't delay when responding.

Production Assistant (Full Time):  Here is your opportunity to put your production degree to good use. We have an immediate opening for a full-time (40+ hours per week) bi-lingual production assistant. Spectacular attitude and no task to big or too small work ethic.   Duties include set-up/tear-down for shoots, rental returns, media management, general office organization, running teleprompter.  A solid understanding of computers, word processing required and ability to lift 40lbs.  TV production and editing experience preferred.  Must have own car and insurance.

Editor+ (Part Time Contractor):  This person must be bi-lingaul (sp/english).  Adobe CC2015, Premiere and FCP a must.  On set TV Production Experience a +.   Ideal candidate will have 5 years TV series, network or news experience, references and reel.

Interested applicants:  Please touch base with  -or- 

StudioStars - Featured in the Denver Post

We hope you enjoy this artical about Olde Town Arvada new Recording and Video Production Studio.



The CFVA and SAG-AFTRA are hosting a Benefit for CINEMA.

CINEMA is a non-profit lobbying and advocacy organization formed expressly for the purpose of lobbying legislation for media production incentives and to encourage state-wide support of the industry.

A $10 donation at the door will get you light refreshments, beer, wine and live entertainment! There may even be some prizes to be given away. All proceeds will go to support CINEMA. See everyone there!


Wednesday, March 16th 2016
Starts @ 7:00 PM

at The Lot @ RiNo
3435 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

The Benefit will be upstairs in the recording studio. There is parking in the adjacent parking lot.











CFVA Members!



Monday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
On-line voting for CFVA Board of Directors

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Attention CFVA Members!

Please note the following events coming up in February. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7pm at Will Call in RiNo
Join us for our first quarter Schmoozer and meet the people running for the CFVA Board of Directors 


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Johnny    “JJ”    Johnson

Randy Brown

Tim Cissell

Jared Petsche 

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Monday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
On-line voting for CFVA Board of Directors

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Please post info about projects, productions and accomplishments on our Facebook page; we like to see what you are up to.  If you are producing a short or feature length narrative or doc (in Colorado) please let Tammy Brislin know - I would like to spotlight any CFVA members who have a project in production for the monthly newsletter.