6/29/2012

July 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

July 2012 Funding Newsletters


The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for July 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.
WOMENARTS MOVES TO BERKELEY

After five years in San Francisco, WomenArts is moving to the neighboring town of Berkeley, California.  Please note our new mailing address and phone number at the bottom of this email. 
We are very excited about collaborating with many wonderful artists and arts organizations in our new home town and with the faculty, staff, and students at the University of California Berkeley, one of the best universities in the U.S.
If you have written to us this month and we did not respond, please try again.  It has been a hectic month of packing and unpacking, and we may have missed your email.

NORA EPHRON DIES AT 71

WomenArts joins with many others to mourn the passing of Oscar-nominated screen writer and director, Nora Ephron this past Tuesday. Ephron was one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally” and "Julie and Julia." 
The Washington Post commented, "As a woman in the male-dominated movie business, Ms. Ephron was a rare 'triple-hyphenate' as writer, director and producer. But making movies for and about women was a battle, at times. She observed how, to male studio moguls, 'a movie about a woman’s cure for cancer is less interesting than a movie about a man with a hangnail.'"

You can read a review of Ephron's "Julie and Julia" by Jan Lisa Huttner (aka our "Hot Pink Pen") at: www.WomenArts.org/reviews/JulieandJulia.htm

You can also read a piece about Nora Ephron by Melissa Silverstein on her Women And Hollywood blog.
THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #88:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #88:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

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Please help us if you can.
If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 1442A Walnut Street #67, Berkeley, CA 94709. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
1442A Walnut Street #67
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 868-5096
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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6/12/2012

Screening from WGAE 6/20 at 7pm





Wed, Jun 20, 2012
7:00 PM

SEEKING A FRIEND 

FOR THE END 

OF THE WORLD 

Screening with Q&A

Focus Features invites you and a guest
to an advance screening of
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, 
Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, 
Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, 
Patton Oswalt, William Petersen

Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A
with Screenwriter/Director Lorene Scafaria,
moderated by Gina Gionfriddo.
As a courtesy to Ms. Scafaria, please do not RSVP for this screening
unless you are available to stay for the Q&A.

RSVP Link

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
RSVP does not guarantee seating.
Absolutely no one will be admitted once the film has started.

Film Running Time: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

Event Location

Clearview’s Chelsea Cinemas 9 
260 West 23rd Street (Just east of 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

6/01/2012

June 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

June 2012 Funding Newsletters

The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for June 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UPDATE

Thanks so much to all of you who signed the Women and Hollywood petition about the lack of women directors at the Cannes Film Festival.

Also, thanks to Kay Hardy Campbell for pointing out that although there were no women in the main competition at Cannes, there were important films by women in the sidebar screenings.  

In particular, we would like to congratulate Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female Saudi filmmaker, on the showing of her film, Wadjda, the first full-length feature ever shot entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Wadjda tells the story of an 11-year-old girl growing up in the suburbs of Saudi capital city Riyadh. Her dream is to get and ride a green bicycle, a treasure forbidden to women in the restrictive Islamist state. Read more>>

THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #87:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #87:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

Quick Links

Facebook  Twitter  WomenArts News Room
Like These Newsletters?
Gifts from our supporters make them possible.
Please help us if you can.
If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 3739 Balboa St, Ste 181, San Francisco, CA 94121. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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