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GN-22977-87

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: September 1986 to May 1988)
Rites of Passage: American Short Stories

To support the production of a 60-minute dramatization of "Pigeon Feathers," by John Updike, for a series featuring American short stories for young people ages 13 to 18.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$600,000 (approved)
$600,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1987 – 1/31/1988


GN-23182-87

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: March 1987 to July 1990)
Rites of Passage: American Short Stories

To support the production of two 60-minute dramatizations of American short stories for a series for young people ages 13 to 18: "First Love and Other Stories" by Harold Brodkey and "The Hollow Boy" by Hortense Calisher.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$950,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1987 – 3/31/1990


GN-22621-86

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: September 1985 to July 1991)
Masterworks of American Fiction

To support the production of a feature-length television film adapted from Kate Chopin's novel THE AWAKENING (1899). This film will be the second programin a series of adaptations of major American novels.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,000,000 (approved)
$800,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1986 – 2/28/1991


GN-22321-85

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: September 1984 to May 1987)
Masterworks of American Fiction (Production, TV, Drama)

To support the production of three feature-length television films adapted fromHenry James's THE AMERICAN, Kate Chopin's THE AWAKENING, and Saul Bellow's SEIZE THE DAY. These films will be the first three programs in a series of adaptations of major American novels.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,200,000 (approved)
$1,200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1985 – 8/31/1986


GN-22594-85

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: March 1985 to May 1989)
Rites of Passage: American Short Stories

To support the production of 60-minute television adaptations of four American short stories for young people ages 13 to 18. The stories have been selected for their literary merit, their relevance to the theme of coming of age, and their diversity in presenting aspects of American culture.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$675,000 (approved)
$675,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1986 – 9/30/1988


GN-22009-84

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: August 1983 to October 1990)
Masterworks of American Fiction (Scripting: TV Dramatization)

To support the writing of scripts for television dramatizing six major American novels: "The American" by Henry James; "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin; "The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser; "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis; "The Bear/Go Down Moses" by William Faulkner; and "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison.

Project fields:
American Literature; History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$591,333 (approved)
$591,333 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1984 – 5/31/1985


GN-22227-84

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: February 1984 to October 1990)
Rites of Passage: American Short Stories for Young People (Scripting: TV Drama)

To support scripting for a series of dramatizations of 11 American short stories, each featuring a youthful protagonist, to result in nine hours of pro-gramming for young people ages 13 to 18.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$268,950 (approved)
$268,950 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1984 – 9/30/1985


GN-21670-83

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: January 1983 to October 1990)
James Baldwin's GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN (Production: TV Drama)

To support production of a two-hour television dramatization of James Baldwin'snovel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

Project fields:
American Literature; Film History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$728,000 (approved)
$728,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1983 – 1/31/1985


GN-21677-83

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
Rites of Passage: Classic American Short Stories for Young People (Planning: TV Drama)

To support planning of six 60-minute television programs, consisting of dramatized American short stories featuring young protagonists as well as documentary segments depicting young people's responses to the stories.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1983 – 2/29/1984


GN-21800-83

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: May 1983 to October 1990)
American Masterworks

To support planning of a television series dramatizing six major American novels.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$16,791 (approved)
$16,791 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1983 – 7/31/1983


GN-*1414-79

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: May 1979 to October 1990)
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Supports the development of two scripts and polishing of two scripts for a television adaptation of James Baldwins's "Go Tell It On the Mountain."

To produce a 4 hour series of James Baldwin's GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, an authentic picture of the Black experience in America, 1900-35.

Project fields:

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$21,862 (approved)
$21,862 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1979 – 5/30/1980


GN-*0555-77

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)
The American Short Story

To select eight more American short stories for television production and fund the scripting of the first three of these stories.

Project fields:

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,350,000 (approved)
$1,350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/15/1977 – 9/30/1980


GN-*0421-76

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: November 1975 to October 1990)
ANTHOLOGY: AMERICAN SHORT STORY IN FILM

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,080,002 (approved)
$1,080,002 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/15/1976 – 9/30/1980


GN-10125-75

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: April 1975 to present)
Anthology: The American Short Story on Film

To support the adaptation and filming of 10 outstanding American short stories which include Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel," John Updike's "The Music School," and Ambrose Bierce's "Parker Anderson, Philosopher." The stories chosen span the history of the nation from the Puritan past to the present and will be shown over PBS.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,641,302 (approved)
$1,641,302 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1975 – 12/31/1976


GN-10489-74

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: December 1973 to present)
Anthology: The American Short Story on Film

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1973 – 1/31/1975


GN-10111-73

Learning in Focus, Inc. (New York, NY 10017)
Robert Geller (Project Director: April 1973 to present)
Anthology: The American Short Story on Film

To adapt and film 13 American short stories which encompass U.S. history from the puritan era to the present.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$92,286 (approved)
$92,286 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1973 – 10/31/1973