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THE DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT FUND (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding for both seasoned and emerging producers of color. From writing a script to creating a trailer, DDF cultivates new projects destined for Public Television that are in the early stages of development. Producers must identify themselves as minority producers belonging to one or more of the following communities of color: African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American/Native Alaskan, or Arab American. Deadline: March 30, 2007. Guidelines and applications at Questions? Call Kathryn Washington (415) 356-8383 x258;

FUNDING FOR INDIE PRODUCTIONS: LINKING INDEPENDENTS AND CO-PRODUCING STATIONS (LINCS) from Independent Television Service (ITVS) provides completion funding in the form of matching funds up to $100,000 for collaborations between public TV stations and indie producers. Projects must already be in production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape of at least five minutes and all genres are eligible, including documentary, fiction, animation and innovative combinations. Only single shows of standard broadcast length (26:40 or 56:40) are eligible – no series. Programs should stimulate civic discourse and find innovative ways to explore regional, cultural, political, social or economic issues. Indie film and videomakers are encouraged to seek collaborations with their local public TV stations. Deadline: May 24, 2007. Guidelines and applications at Questions? Call Rod Minott (415) 356-8383 x270;

FUNDING FOR INDIE PRODUCTIONS: ITVS OPEN CALL provides completion funding for programs that are already in production. It is our largest funding initiative with two funding rounds per year.  There is no minimum or maximum funding amount. Producers may apply with single shows in any genre (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental). Documentary producers must submit a work-in-progress tape of at least five minutes , and a previously completed documentary work. Producers of fiction or animation projects must submit a sample of a previous fiction/animation project and a complete script for the current project. Applicants must be independent producers with previous film or TV production experience in a principal role (i.e., director, producer, co-director, or co-producer). Producers must be U.S Citizens, or legal resident; students and employees of broadcast organizations are not eligible. Open Call Round 2 deadline: July 13, 2007. Guidelines and applications at Questions? Call Karim Ahmad (415) 356-8383 x259;

Izaak Vaidergorn on August 6th, 2007 at 5:08 am 

You are doing a very nice service to people like me !!!!!
I’m 59 years old ,an architect and professor in PUCC Campinas,São paulo Brazil and doing My PHD in multi-media-arts.Actually I’m doing a reaserch based in a documentary I’ve made 21 years ago in micro-cities that means places that apparently are nothing but with the use of contemporary media resources its possible to revivel the history and culture.I’d like to ask you if there are something similar,people,bibliography,DVDs,scholarships,funds,etc.

Vince S. DeSouza on March 11th, 2008 at 2:59 pm 

Thank you for perusing our BLOG @ Google:***Trade-mark/s Applied For:
“First of 4 Continents: Tonight…PARIS”…

This proposed series, asking doc. film-makers’ support , encompasses NIGHT-scenes in every major city across FOUR Continents, showing
feature-attractions (promoted by each country’s Tourism Ministry.
Additional scenes shot independently can include classic acts of gifted oerformers, traditional sequences featuring loud revelry, even (those bordering on) bawdy acts!

Costs for this on-going film venture can be the very minimal, to initially include 6-8 weeks of thorough research /location-shots, per kind sponsorship and assistance of each country’s Airlines/major Hotels/(no-charge) Hospitality & their featured entertainment/s.
All of this to precede another 12-weeks of final film-shooting.

Should you have difficulty perusing our Blog, please reply to us @ our e>mail address with Your own e>mail address. Thanks again.

Please confirm your interest quickly.

Vince S. DeSouza.

solomon g.m on January 1st, 2010 at 3:30 pm 

I’ve a film making Company, named Milestone Advertising plc, based its headquarter in Addis Ababa- the Capital of Ethiopia, and permanent seat of AU.
Under this company is a well organized professional team, comprising diverse mix of required creative staff and technical people, maily engaged in the making of Tv entertainment programs and documentary films. the team consists of a director, a cameraman, and an assistant cameraman, as well as crew’s coordinator, not to mention the vidoe editor and studio operators. Our crew has tremendous technical skills and creative insights which lends to all the tasks of Milestone’s filmmaking.
Such production capability are here with us that can be evidenced in the piece of works this same team has already accomplished so far.
If provided with necessary fundings, we have a lot more, in terms of creativity, scripts and characters, or subjects we can make a basis for concepts,or ideas and production inputs. moreover, I would onece again mention that Milestone Advertsing plc is good at the making of Tv episodes and drama series programs, a task we are is currently working on with the the biggest and the only existing public National broadcasting agency- Ethiopian Television and Radio Agency.

Interested funding agencies would therefore be requested for their support, to work with our team on the creative tasks of prodction of films we medntioned earlier, and they can enjoy our immediate response and practical moves into performing of the tasks practically.
thank you

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