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TI-50120-08

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Michele Midori Fillion (Project Director: November 2007 to February 2018)
No Job For a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report World War II

Production of a one-hour documentary film and companion website focusing on women reporters of World War II.

"No Job For a Woman": The Women Who fought To Report World War II will be the first fillm (and companion web-site) to focus on American women's role in reporting WWII. This important chapter in journalism history will show viewers the story of WWII women war reporters, the obstacles they encountered, and their role in contributing to a new way of war reporting.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Media TV Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$635,000 (approved)
$635,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2010


TS-50014-06

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Michele Midori Fillion (Project Director: November 2005 to November 2008)
No Job For a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report World War II

Scripting of a one-hour documentary film about the women journalists of World War II.

"'No Job For a Woman': The Women Who Fought to Report World War II" will be the first film to focus on American women's role in reporting World War II. This important chapter in journalism history will show viewers how women, when given the opportunity, covered war on par with their male colleagues and how, when obstacles were put in their path, women surmounted them and developed a new way to cover war. The film will pose the question: did these women reporters plant the seeds of change for how future wars would be reported?

Project fields:
Journalism

Program:
Media TV Scripting

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 12/31/2007


GN-50325-04

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Michele Midori Fillion (Project Director: November 2003 to June 2005)
Coolness Under Fire: The Women War Correspondents of World War II

Planning of a one-hour documentary film about American women war reporters of World War II.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 2/28/2005


GN-30021-02

Women Make Movies, Inc. (New York, NY 10001-5059)
Michele Midori Fillion (Project Director: September 2001 to present)
Women Report the World: Women War Correspondents of WWII

Consultation for a documentary film on the first women to cover war as journalists from the front lines, their influence on how war was reported, and the impact of the opening of this profession to women.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2002 – 7/31/2002