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Program: Media Projects Development*
Date range: 2010-2013
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Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Gaspar Gonzalez (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
TD-50540-13
A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation

Development of a two-hour documentary film on the history of pioneering African American baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson and integrated both minor and major league baseball.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Northwest Documentary Arts & Media (Portland, OR 97204-3561)
Ian McCluskey (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
TD-50564-13
Les Voyageurs Sans Trace: A Frontier River Adventure in the Pre-War West

Development of a film about three French explorers who kayaked 900 miles from Green River, Wyoming, to Lee's Ferry, Arizona, documenting the American West in 1938.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 5/31/2014

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Bestor Cram (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
TD-50578-13
Birth of a Movement

Development of a 60-minute documentary film on Boston civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter's effort to launch a national boycott of the 1915 film, "Birth of a Nation."

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Video Veracity, Inc (New Orleans, LA 70118-2060)
Dawn Logsdon (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
TD-50582-13
Free For All: Inside the Public Library

Development of a 90-minute documentary and related Web programs on the history and current state of public libraries.

Project fields: Gender Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710-2597)
Jason Cohn (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
TD-50607-13
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.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, MN 55101-1941)
Stephen Smith (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
TD-50609-13
First Family of the Air: Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt on the Radio

Development of a one-hour radio program and a companion website exploring Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's extensive use of radio to communicate to the American public in the 1930s and 1940s.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $33,700 (approved); $32,291 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Lisa Ades (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
TD-50621-13
Fighting on Two Fronts: Jewish American Soldiers in World War II

The development of a 90-minute documentary film that tells the story of the 500,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Independent FilmWorks, Inc. (New York, NY 10001)
Tina DiFeliciantonio (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
TD-50628-13
Seeking Refuge

Development of an 87-minute documentary presenting the stories of four torture victims as they work towards healing and recovery.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Melissa Haizlip (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
TD-50630-13
Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV

Development of a 90-minute television documentary, an interactive website, a book, and secondary and post-secondary curriculum about the first national television showcase of black culture and its creator, Ellis Haizlip.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 5/30/2014

AS220 (Providence, RI 02903-1848)
Umberto Crenca (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TD-50427-12
Action Speaks! Underappreciated Dates that Changed America

Development of a multiformat expansion of an existing radio series that brings scholars and the public together via live, moderated public events, to discuss "underappreciated" events in American history.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 12/31/2012

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1135)
JulieHera DeStefano (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TD-50442-12
Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home

Development of a script for a 90-minute documentary film and interactive website featuring a searchable database of interviews with female U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, an online community discussion forum, and a story-sharing tool.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 10/31/2013

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710-2597)
Richard Wormser (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TD-50460-12
American Reds: The Failed Revolution, 1920-1956

Development of a 90-minute film and website exploring the history of the rise and fall of the Communist Party, USA.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

Language Conservancy (Bloomington, IN 47404-2008)
Wilhelm Meya (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
TD-50484-12
Rising Voices/Hothaninpi

Development of a 90-minute documentary film and website that examines Native American language loss and revival.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 3/31/2013

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Laurie Coyle (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
TD-50491-12
Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Development of a 60-minute documentary film and design of an accompanying website on Maria Moreno, a California labor activist who worked to organize migrant farm workers 50 years ago.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Arts Engine, Inc. (New York, NY 10011)
Curtis Ellis (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TD-50268-11
The Search for General Tso

Development of an 83-minute documentary film and related materials that would use the history of the popular dish, General Tso's chicken, to examine broader issues in Chinese and American history.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $39,795 (approved); $39,779 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 9/30/2011

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Wally Coberg (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 01/05/2012); Eric Stange (Project Director, 01/06/2012 - present)
TD-50322-11
The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe

Development of a two-hour film biography of Edgar Allan Poe, a related website, and curriculum materials.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

OUR L.A. (Los Angeles, CA 90027-4655)
Lyn Goldfarb (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TD-50324-11
Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Development of a 90-minute film documentary about former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $49,998 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2011

Old Stone House of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY 11215-0613)
Karen Thorsen (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TD-50349-11
Thomas Paine: Voice of the Revolution

Development of a 90-minute documentary exploring the life and career of Revolutionary-era political author Thomas Paine, an accompanying website, a traveling museum exhibition, and public programming.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Arwen Curry (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TD-50406-11
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Scripting and development of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the life and ideas of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Global Village Media (New York, NY 10025-3395)
Dominique Lasseur (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TD-50416-11
Getting the Vote

Development of a two-hour television documentary that will explore voting rights in America and how they grew from the privilege of a minority to become near universal by the end of the 20th century.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $70,000 (approved); $70,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Christine Herbes-Sommers (Project Director, 02/03/2009 - present)
TD-50102-10
Mysticism and Monotheism

Scripting for a two-hour television broadcast and companion website on mystical practice and its contemporary role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Project fields: Comparative Religion
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $65,000 (approved); $65,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2010 – 8/31/2010

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Sharon, MA 02067-2868)
Nancy Kates (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TD-50122-10
Regarding Susan Sontag

Development of a feature-length documentary about Susan Sontag's life and work.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

Firelight Media, Inc. (New York, NY 10031)
Stanley Nelson (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TD-50132-10
Faith in Education

Development of a two-hour documentary on the emergence and rise of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States.

Project fields: Film History and Criticism
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 10/31/2010

Bowery Arts & Science, Ltd. (New York, NY 10012-2861)
Robert Levi (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TD-50158-10
Hank Jones: Last Man Playing

Development of a television documentary about jazz musician Hank Jones.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Documentary Educational Resources, Inc. (Watertown, MA 02472-2554)
David Lebrun (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TD-50194-10
The Royal Cup

Development of an hour-long documentary film on ancient Maya pottery and the ethics of studying and collecting objects that may have been looted.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 12/31/2010

Chicago Architecture Foundation (Chicago, IL 60604-2527)
Gregory Dreicer (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TD-50195-10
One Nation, Under Construction

Development of 15 programs for a new one-hour, internet-based radio show providing diverse perspectives on American architecture, cities, and urban infrastructure.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Ben Loeterman (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TD-50215-10
Murder, Bribery, and Clarence Darrow: The Bombing of the Los Angeles Times

Development of a 90-minute documentary film about the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building and the bombing's aftermath, including the trial of two union activists for murder and the trial of attorney Clarence Darrow for jury tampering.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo, NY 14240-1263)
John Grant (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TD-50218-10
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Development of a 90-minute documentary exploring the life and career of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, an accompanying website, and a four-part radio series.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $65,000 (approved); $65,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 1/31/2011

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Laurie Kahn (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TD-50256-10
The Popular Romance Project: Exploring the Romance Novel from Multiple Perspectives Across Time and Culture

Final planning and scripting for a film, a symposium, and reading and discussion programs on how romance literature reflects universal themes of courtship, love, and intimacy.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $48,000 (approved); $48,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 2/29/2012

Kitchen Sisters Productions (San Francisco, CA 94133-5107)
Nikki Silva (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TD-50271-10
Hidden Kitchens World

Development of 12 seven-minute radio segments, two hour-long radio specials, twelve podcasts and an interactive website that explore life and culture through food across the globe.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Andrew Wyndham (Project Director, 05/06/2010 - present)
TD-50301-10
BackStory with the American History Guys Chairman's Grant

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

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