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Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710-2597)
Jason Cohn (Project Director: January 2013 to present)

Mad as Hell!: Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt

Development of a 60-minute documentary film examining the 1978 campaign for Proposition 13 in California led by Howard Jarvis and its subsequent ramifications nationally on tax policy.

"Mad as Hell!" is a sixty-minute feature documentary about Howard Jarvis, California's Proposition 13 and the birth of the modern American tax revolt in 1978. The story follows the dramatic underdog campaign that unleashed a national anti-tax rebellion, galvanized the conservative movement and led in many ways to the Reagan revolution.

Project fields:
U.S. History

America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2013 – 12/31/2013