Friday, July 04, 2008

Job in the Age of Stupid

We've just finished our 4-year epic climate change documentary, The Age of
Stupid, and we're now looking for someone to join us as Head of Admin at
Spanner Films,

The Age Of Stupid is the new cinema documentary from the Director of
"McLibel" and the Producer of the Oscar-winning "One Day In September".
This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated
world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't
we stop climate change while we had the chance?

We're aiming for worldwide theatrical release followed by TV & DVD around
the world while also holding screenings in countries around the world to
promote Green causes. More info at: www.ageofstupid.net

The job will mainly be admin & accounts but will also involve
co-ordinating the promotional campaign to get the film seen by millions of
people around the world along with organising screenings and events. The
successful applicant will be involved in the production of the DVD,
including producing the DVDs extras and will help produce the 'Making Of'
documentary.

We make our films completely independently, so can't offer lots of money,
but can offer the chance to work on meaningful projects and to learn
tonnes of stuff about every stage of independent documentary filmmaking.
Also the Head of Admin will share in the profits from The Age of Stupid.
Unlike most films that operate a profit share system with Stupid there are
no debts to pay so any profits get shared out amongst the crew & investors,
once a year for 10 years. Profit share scheme explained at:
http://crudemovie.net/page/age_stupid_funding_faq

> Channel 4 news piece about our film & Al Gore's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPIY7SrKdsg
-> Funny film of the recent crew screening, which is basically a load of
people crying:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efDYu7u0RB0&feature=related


Thanks,
Lizzie Gillett
Producer
The Age of Stupid


_____The person we're looking for is/has:

- excellent computer skills
- stamina
- hard working
- multi-tasker
- experience with accounts a big plus
- webskills a plus
- promotional / PR experience would be useful
- excellent organiser
- preferably plays defence (missing position in our football team)
- responsible
- political
- a cyclist

_____ The job includes
- Accounting & bookkeeping, including VAT reports, TAX and PAYE (not as
hard as it sounds)
- General office admin, including co-ordinating projects, maintenance/
purchasing of equipment, website updates, booking travel, organising
screenings, banking, co-ordinating press, marketing & global campaign,
research.


_____ Details
- Self-employed / freelance
- Fulltime
- 4 months confirmed with possibility of extending
- 1 month trial on both sides
- 17,500 per annum plus a percentage of the profits
- Based in central London
- Starting August 24

_____ Applying
- Pls email CV and covering letter to job@spannerfilms.net
- Pls don't call
- Deadline: 9am, Monday July 14th

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