Seeking Executive Director - FYI (Films By Youth Inside)
This is a message on behalf of filmmaker, Alex Munoz whose work some of you may be familiar of. He is also thefounder of the non-profit called FYI (Films by Youth Inside.) This program introduces incarcerated youth to the filmmaking process and gives the youth an opportunity to write, direct and edit their own films. All of their films are screened at Sony studios after they have completed the FYI program. It really is an AMAZING program and I had a chance to see some of the films this past summer and was seriously BLOWN AWAY at the creativity, originality and unique visions presented by these kids!
ANYHOW, Alex is currently seeking a new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to run FYI. The candidate would have past experience working with incarcerated youth, have a strong knowledge of film production, possibly a background in teaching, and experience in running non-profits. If ya'll know of ANYONE who fits the bill, please, please, please have them give me a call at (213) 250-9921 ext. 104. THANK YOU!!! peace,
Info on FYI is below and attached. FEEL FREE TO FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Films by Youth Inside (FYI)is an introductory filmmaking program developed and administered by writer/director Alex Muñoz.
The purpose of the program is to imbue youthful offenders with the critical-thinking, cooperative learning and organizational skills they need in order to complete school and obtain decent jobs, while also providing them with a medium for positive self-expression and personal transformation.
Each participant works with professional screen writers, actors, directors and other production technicians. Then each writes and produces a 3 to 5 minute film . either narrative or documentary.
The curriculum includes: 1) feature and documentary film appreciation, 2) screen writing fundamentals, 3) the terminology and techniques of film production, including acting, cinematography and editing, and 4) educational and career paths and opportunities in the film industry.
While educating youthful offenders in storytelling and filmmaking, the FYI program provides the youth with a unique and constructive platform to demonstrate their newly discovered and developing skills.
The FYI Team consists of experienced filmmakers and teachers who have seen persuasive evidence of the transformative and rehabilitative effects of the program. We believe that the lessons learned by FYI participants extend far beyond the fundamentals of film and can literally change their lives.