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Sundance and Time Warner announce advancement fund for indie artists

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Inc. have announced the Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund. The Fund provides support over four years to help fund Sundance Institute’s development and celebration of independent artists across the Sundance Institute’s core programs.

Sundance Institute is an internationally recognized resource for thousands of independent artists dedicated to the artistic development of filmmakers, screenwriters, composers, writers, playwrights and theatre artists.

"We are fortunate to receive this generous commitment from Time Warner which recognizes the importance of this creative and financial support for independent artists at crucial moments in their work," said Ken Brecher, Executive Director, Sundance Institute.

“Through this partnership, we hope to help gifted artists bring to life stories that cross boundaries, communicate our shared experience and reflect the rich diversity of our society,” said Lisa Quiroz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Time Warner.

The new Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund is composed of two main components. The first is the establishment and specialized support of the Time Warner Storytelling Fellows, a talented group of Sundance film and theatre artists (up to 20 fellows over a four-year period) whose work uniquely positions and advances the concept of storytelling. Fellows will each receive a grant to enable them to focus specifically on the advancement of the narrative and voice in their projects. The second component is the piloting of activities to explore ideas in advancing storytelling throughout the broader arts landscape, including public readings and creative roundtables.

Fellows are chosen for the uniqueness and diversity of the project’s voice and narrative, and the particular timeliness of the story and its perspective. These artists will be developing projects which highlight the role and importance of storytelling in specific aspects of the creative process; in personal vision and perspective; and as a central component in embracing the diversity of our common experience.

The two artists selected as the inaugural fellows are filmmaker Patricia Benoit (for her project <em>HAITI CHERIE</em>) and playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (for the project <em>THE GOOD NEGRO</em>). Benoit and Wilson participated in the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab respectively. Each will receive a $5,000 grant and will be given a combination of year-round guidance, residency support, mentoring, work presentation, professional development and ongoing investment.

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Sundance and Time Warner announce advancement fund for indie artists

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Inc. have announced the Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund. The Fund provides support over four years to help fund Sundance Institute’s development and celebration of independent artists across the Sundance Institute’s core programs.

Sundance Institute is an internationally recognized resource for thousands of independent artists dedicated to the artistic development of filmmakers, screenwriters, composers, writers, playwrights and theatre artists.

"We are fortunate to receive this generous commitment from Time Warner which recognizes the importance of this creative and financial support for independent artists at crucial moments in their work," said Ken Brecher, Executive Director, Sundance Institute.

“Through this partnership, we hope to help gifted artists bring to life stories that cross boundaries, communicate our shared experience and reflect the rich diversity of our society,” said Lisa Quiroz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Time Warner.

The new Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund is composed of two main components. The first is the establishment and specialized support of the Time Warner Storytelling Fellows, a talented group of Sundance film and theatre artists (up to 20 fellows over a four-year period) whose work uniquely positions and advances the concept of storytelling. Fellows will each receive a grant to enable them to focus specifically on the advancement of the narrative and voice in their projects. The second component is the piloting of activities to explore ideas in advancing storytelling throughout the broader arts landscape, including public readings and creative roundtables.

Fellows are chosen for the uniqueness and diversity of the project’s voice and narrative, and the particular timeliness of the story and its perspective. These artists will be developing projects which highlight the role and importance of storytelling in specific aspects of the creative process; in personal vision and perspective; and as a central component in embracing the diversity of our common experience.

The two artists selected as the inaugural fellows are filmmaker Patricia Benoit (for her project <em>HAITI CHERIE</em>) and playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (for the project <em>THE GOOD NEGRO</em>). Benoit and Wilson participated in the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab respectively. Each will receive a $5,000 grant and will be given a combination of year-round guidance, residency support, mentoring, work presentation, professional development and ongoing investment.

<font size=1>Source: Business Wire</font>

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Sundance and Time Warner announce advancement fund for indie artists

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Inc. have announced the Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund. The Fund provides support over four years to help fund Sundance Institute’s development and celebration of independent artists across the Sundance Institute’s core programs.

Sundance Institute is an internationally recognized resource for thousands of independent artists dedicated to the artistic development of filmmakers, screenwriters, composers, writers, playwrights and theatre artists.

"We are fortunate to receive this generous commitment from Time Warner which recognizes the importance of this creative and financial support for independent artists at crucial moments in their work," said Ken Brecher, Executive Director, Sundance Institute.

“Through this partnership, we hope to help gifted artists bring to life stories that cross boundaries, communicate our shared experience and reflect the rich diversity of our society,” said Lisa Quiroz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Time Warner.

The new Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund is composed of two main components. The first is the establishment and specialized support of the Time Warner Storytelling Fellows, a talented group of Sundance film and theatre artists (up to 20 fellows over a four-year period) whose work uniquely positions and advances the concept of storytelling. Fellows will each receive a grant to enable them to focus specifically on the advancement of the narrative and voice in their projects. The second component is the piloting of activities to explore ideas in advancing storytelling throughout the broader arts landscape, including public readings and creative roundtables.

Fellows are chosen for the uniqueness and diversity of the project’s voice and narrative, and the particular timeliness of the story and its perspective. These artists will be developing projects which highlight the role and importance of storytelling in specific aspects of the creative process; in personal vision and perspective; and as a central component in embracing the diversity of our common experience.

The two artists selected as the inaugural fellows are filmmaker Patricia Benoit (for her project <em>HAITI CHERIE</em>) and playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (for the project <em>THE GOOD NEGRO</em>). Benoit and Wilson participated in the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab respectively. Each will receive a $5,000 grant and will be given a combination of year-round guidance, residency support, mentoring, work presentation, professional development and ongoing investment.

<font size=1>Source: Business Wire</font>

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