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Program: Media Projects Development*
Date range: 2011-2014
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Community Media Productions (Yellow Springs, OH 45387)
Julia Reichert (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
TD-50672-14
The 9to5 Project

To support: Development of a 60-minute documentary on the movement to organize women office workers during the 1970s and 1980s.

Project fields: Labor History, U.S. History, Women's History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $55,000 (approved); $55,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

Center for Documentary Studies (Durham, NC 27705-4854)
John Biewen (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
TD-50681-14
Contested: Sports and Society

To support: Development of a multipart radio series exploring the social and cultural dynamics of athletics in America.

Project fields: Arts, Other
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $55,000 (approved); $55,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
TD-50688-14
The Asian Americans

To support: Development of a four-hour documentary film series about Asian Americans in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

Project fields: Asian American Studies
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 3/31/2015

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
Susan Mills (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - 02/19/2015)
TD-50689-14
Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner

To support: Development of a one-hour television documentary on the life and impact of former first lady Rosalynn Carter as part of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' "Modern First Ladies" series.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Development
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2014 – 12/31/2014

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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

To support: 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

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