Partner News 7/14/2022

Posted by on July 20, 2022

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Money Matters: Fundraising For Independent Film

Courtesy of Film Fatales

Join Film Fatales on Friday, July 29th at 2pm PT for a conversation about film financing with Mynette Louie (Producer, The Population), Tamir Muhammad (Founder, Populace), Viviana Zarragoitia (VP, Three Point Capital) and Fanny Grande (CEO, Avenida). The constant search for funding is one of the hardest aspects of creating a film. Come hear from highly successful film producers and investors who will discuss different ways they have found financing for their films. We will demystify the process and answer your questions about how to find money for your projects. With support from community partners Women Independent Producers, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, PANO and The Gotham.

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GLAAD gives social media giants poor grades over lack of protections for LGBTQ users

Courtesy of NPR

LGBTQ social media users say social media is neither a welcoming nor a safe place for them, a new GLAAD report shows. GLAAD's findings, released Wednesday, are a part of the organization's second annual Social Media Safety Index — a report on LGBTQ user safety across those five major social media platforms.

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Sundance Institute Names 2022 Uprise Grant Recipients

Courtesy of Deadline

The Sundance Institute has named Briana “Bree” Nieves (Arise! My Beloved), Naveen Chaubal (Pinball), Dillon Chitto (Pigeon), Kyle Casey Chu (Go Back Home), Kristine Gerolaga (Lamok), Osinachi Ibe (Tales From Under the Sun), Arielle Knight (Counting Down), J Mase III (The Black Trans Prayer Book), April Maxey (Work) and Phumi Morare (There Is Salt In The Water) as the fellows and projects for its 2022 Uprise Grant Fund.

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GLAAD at BroadwayCon: Chatting with Anthony Rapp and L Morgan Lee

Courtesy of GLAAD

BroadwayCon returned to an in-person event for the first time in two years and GLAAD had the chance to speak to L Morgan Lee and Anthony Rapp—who originated the role of Mark Cohen in Broadway's "RENT" and is currently known as Lt. Paul Stamets in "Star Trek: Discovery"—about what it means to be back in-person at BroadwayCon.

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Pearlena Igbokwe, Alex Kurtzman to Be Honored at African American Film Critics Association TV Awards

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood executive Pearlena Igbokwe, filmmaker Alex Kurtzman and Warner Bros. Television Group are set to be honored with special achievement awards at the African American Film Critics Association’s 4th Annual AAFCA TV Honors. The pair, along with Warner Bros. Television Group, will receive special achievement honors at the fourth edition of the event.

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