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Adam Chanzit, The 15th Stone Is Winner Of 2011 Djerassi Residency Award / Sffs Screenwriting Fellowship

Adam Chanzit, The 15th Stone Is Winner Of 2011 Djerassi Residency Award / Sffs Screenwriting Fellowship

The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, announced the winner and honorable mention of the 2011 Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship given annually to encourage the career of an emerging or established screenwriter. The fellowship is part of the Film Society’s suite of filmmaker services designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. Adam Chanzit was selected for his project The 15th Stone. Christy […]

Finalists for Fall 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

Finalists for Fall 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation today announced the ten finalists for the fourth round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants of up to a total of $225,000, to be given to one or more feature films that through plot, character, theme or setting significantly explore human and civil rights, discrimination, gender and sexual identity and other urgent social justice issues of our time. Additionally, the grants support films that have a significant […]

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists for 2010

Ten writers have been selected as finalists for the 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy’s Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships. This year’s finalists are (listed alphabetically by author): Art Corriveau, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Nicky Flynn Finally Gets a Life” Destin Daniel […]

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of 2010 National Board Elections

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of 2010 National Board Elections

Screen Actors Guild today announced elections results for the Guild’s National Board of Directors. Twenty-seven (27) of the 69 National Board seats were open for election this year, representing Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. The newly elected National Board members will assume office on September 25. SAG’s Hollywood Division elected thirteen new National Board members; the New York Division elected five members; and nine National Board members were elected from […]

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films announced the recipients of their 2010 Filmmakers’ Fund grants. The Filmmakers’ Fund was created to allow deserving filmmakers, who are often forced to exhaust all available resources making one film, to complete their next film. One dollar of every ticket sold during the summer film festival goes into the Filmmakers’ Fund and back to filmmakers whose work was shown in the form of grants. In addition, Rooftop Films grants production services and mentorship […]

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations. SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will co-chair the negotiations. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and SAG National Executive Director David […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society announced the six finalists for the 2011 Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Film Society’s suite of filmmaker services designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers living and studio accommodations and all meals at no cost to […]