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"Canary" among docs chosen for 2016 yearlong fellowship

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects' started by Old Bones, May 11, 2016.

  1. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    Some very good news for "Canary in a Coal Mine"!

    http://filmmakermagazine.com/98450-ifp-announces-documentary-projects-annual-ifp-labs/#.VzOq8m4rLmE

    May 9, 2016

    "The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today the ten documentaries selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 11-15 in New York City.

    Canary in a Coal Mine

    Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she 
could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively more ill,
 losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair. When doctors insisted that her condition was psychosomatic, she picked up her camera to document her own story and the stories of four other patients struggling with the world’s most prevalent orphan disease – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often referred to as 
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 80% of its sufferers are women. Jennifer Brea(Director, Producer), Patricia Gillespie (Producer), Laura Vigilante(Impact Producer). Princeton, NJ."
     
  2. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Fantastic!

    I take it the Warner foundation is part of Warner Brothers? Very impressive!

    Thanks!

    Duh, Time Warner! Still very impressive!
     
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  3. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    Yes! From their website:

    "The Time Warner Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation that is wholly supported by Time Warner Inc. and its subsidiary companies Home Box Office, Inc., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Its mission is to seek innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers. Through its New Works/New Voices initiatives, the Foundation strives to build impactful partnerships with best-in-class nonprofit organizations that push the boundaries of artist development and support underrepresented storytellers. The Foundation's ultimate goal is the cultivation of an artistic community that is rich, vibrant and relevant to audiences of today and tomorrow."
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    That's awesome!
     
  5. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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