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Film Independent announces Sloan Producers Grant recipient

Film Independent announced the recipient of the first annual Sloan Producers Grant. The organization also announced the fellows selected for Film Independent’s annual Producers Lab in Los Angeles. The lab will be taught by Ram Bergman (<em>Brick</em>) and is sponsored by Technicolor.

The Sloan Producers Grant was awarded to Monique Caulfield, who is producing the feature film <em>Basmati Blues</em>, a comedy with musical elements about love, adventure, and genetically-modified rice. The film is written and to be directed by Danny Baron. As the recipient of the Sloan Producers Grant, Caulfield will receive a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s 2007 Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.

The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. It has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

Two other projects accepted into the Producers Lab were singled out as honorable mentions for the Sloan Producers Grant: Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter’s project <em>Face Value</em>, about actress-inventor Heddy Lamar; and Minh Nguyen-Vo and Julien Favre’s film <em>Point of Reference</em>.

“Monique Caulfield’s <em>Basmati Blues</em> truly reflects the spirit of the Sloan Producers Grant and Film Independent – diverse, imaginative and original,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “Monique and the future recipients of this new grant will be able to draw from the vast resources that Film Independent has to offer.”

Film Independent’s Producers Lab began in 2001. Sponsored by Technicolor, the intensive seven-week program is designed to assist producers working in independent film improve their craft and move their current projects into production. The Lab has been taught by such producers as Effie T. Brown (<em>Rocket Science</em>), Eric d’Arbeloff (<em>Lovely and Amazing</em>), Matthew Greenfield (<em>The Good Girl</em>), Gina Kwon (<em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Shelby Stone (<em>Lackawanna Blues</em>), and Alison Dickey (<em>Piggie</em>).

This year’s guest speakers will include writer/director Stephanie Allain (<em>Black Snake Moan</em>), writer/director/producer Scott Prendergast (<em>Kabluey</em>), attorney Craig Emanuel (<em>Loeb & Loeb</em>), producer Julie Lynn (<em>The Jane Austen Book Club</em>), and producer Sam Kitt (<em>Love and Basketball</em>).

The Film Independent Producers Lab participants were chosen based on the strength of screenwriter’s submitted script and application, and an interview process.

This year’s participants and their projects are:

Monique Caulfield, BASMATI BLUES

Mike Miller, CLEAVE

Suzi Yoonessi, DEAR LEMON LIMA

Jennifer Westin, ENGLISH ROSE

Susan Glatzer, EVA AND ME

Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter, FACE VALUE

Jason Weiss, THE GORDONS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Morgan Stiff, MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

Gert Basson, PO’ BOYS

Julien Favre and Minh Nguyen-Vo, POINT OF REFERENCE

Film Independent is a non-profit membership organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. It produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. For more information or to become a member, visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter.</font>

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Film Independent announces Sloan Producers Grant recipient

Film Independent announced the recipient of the first annual Sloan Producers Grant. The organization also announced the fellows selected for Film Independent’s annual Producers Lab in Los Angeles. The lab will be taught by Ram Bergman (<em>Brick</em>) and is sponsored by Technicolor.

The Sloan Producers Grant was awarded to Monique Caulfield, who is producing the feature film <em>Basmati Blues</em>, a comedy with musical elements about love, adventure, and genetically-modified rice. The film is written and to be directed by Danny Baron. As the recipient of the Sloan Producers Grant, Caulfield will receive a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s 2007 Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.

The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. It has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

Two other projects accepted into the Producers Lab were singled out as honorable mentions for the Sloan Producers Grant: Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter’s project <em>Face Value</em>, about actress-inventor Heddy Lamar; and Minh Nguyen-Vo and Julien Favre’s film <em>Point of Reference</em>.

“Monique Caulfield’s <em>Basmati Blues</em> truly reflects the spirit of the Sloan Producers Grant and Film Independent – diverse, imaginative and original,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “Monique and the future recipients of this new grant will be able to draw from the vast resources that Film Independent has to offer.”

Film Independent’s Producers Lab began in 2001. Sponsored by Technicolor, the intensive seven-week program is designed to assist producers working in independent film improve their craft and move their current projects into production. The Lab has been taught by such producers as Effie T. Brown (<em>Rocket Science</em>), Eric d’Arbeloff (<em>Lovely and Amazing</em>), Matthew Greenfield (<em>The Good Girl</em>), Gina Kwon (<em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Shelby Stone (<em>Lackawanna Blues</em>), and Alison Dickey (<em>Piggie</em>).

This year’s guest speakers will include writer/director Stephanie Allain (<em>Black Snake Moan</em>), writer/director/producer Scott Prendergast (<em>Kabluey</em>), attorney Craig Emanuel (<em>Loeb & Loeb</em>), producer Julie Lynn (<em>The Jane Austen Book Club</em>), and producer Sam Kitt (<em>Love and Basketball</em>).

The Film Independent Producers Lab participants were chosen based on the strength of screenwriter’s submitted script and application, and an interview process.

This year’s participants and their projects are:

Monique Caulfield, BASMATI BLUES

Mike Miller, CLEAVE

Suzi Yoonessi, DEAR LEMON LIMA

Jennifer Westin, ENGLISH ROSE

Susan Glatzer, EVA AND ME

Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter, FACE VALUE

Jason Weiss, THE GORDONS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Morgan Stiff, MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

Gert Basson, PO’ BOYS

Julien Favre and Minh Nguyen-Vo, POINT OF REFERENCE

Film Independent is a non-profit membership organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. It produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. For more information or to become a member, visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter.</font>

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Film Independent announces Sloan Producers Grant recipient

Film Independent announced the recipient of the first annual Sloan Producers Grant. The organization also announced the fellows selected for Film Independent’s annual Producers Lab in Los Angeles. The lab will be taught by Ram Bergman (<em>Brick</em>) and is sponsored by Technicolor.

The Sloan Producers Grant was awarded to Monique Caulfield, who is producing the feature film <em>Basmati Blues</em>, a comedy with musical elements about love, adventure, and genetically-modified rice. The film is written and to be directed by Danny Baron. As the recipient of the Sloan Producers Grant, Caulfield will receive a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s 2007 Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.

The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. It has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

Two other projects accepted into the Producers Lab were singled out as honorable mentions for the Sloan Producers Grant: Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter’s project <em>Face Value</em>, about actress-inventor Heddy Lamar; and Minh Nguyen-Vo and Julien Favre’s film <em>Point of Reference</em>.

“Monique Caulfield’s <em>Basmati Blues</em> truly reflects the spirit of the Sloan Producers Grant and Film Independent – diverse, imaginative and original,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “Monique and the future recipients of this new grant will be able to draw from the vast resources that Film Independent has to offer.”

Film Independent’s Producers Lab began in 2001. Sponsored by Technicolor, the intensive seven-week program is designed to assist producers working in independent film improve their craft and move their current projects into production. The Lab has been taught by such producers as Effie T. Brown (<em>Rocket Science</em>), Eric d’Arbeloff (<em>Lovely and Amazing</em>), Matthew Greenfield (<em>The Good Girl</em>), Gina Kwon (<em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Shelby Stone (<em>Lackawanna Blues</em>), and Alison Dickey (<em>Piggie</em>).

This year’s guest speakers will include writer/director Stephanie Allain (<em>Black Snake Moan</em>), writer/director/producer Scott Prendergast (<em>Kabluey</em>), attorney Craig Emanuel (<em>Loeb & Loeb</em>), producer Julie Lynn (<em>The Jane Austen Book Club</em>), and producer Sam Kitt (<em>Love and Basketball</em>).

The Film Independent Producers Lab participants were chosen based on the strength of screenwriter’s submitted script and application, and an interview process.

This year’s participants and their projects are:

Monique Caulfield, BASMATI BLUES

Mike Miller, CLEAVE

Suzi Yoonessi, DEAR LEMON LIMA

Jennifer Westin, ENGLISH ROSE

Susan Glatzer, EVA AND ME

Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter, FACE VALUE

Jason Weiss, THE GORDONS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Morgan Stiff, MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

Gert Basson, PO’ BOYS

Julien Favre and Minh Nguyen-Vo, POINT OF REFERENCE

Film Independent is a non-profit membership organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. It produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. For more information or to become a member, visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter.</font>

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