Native Radio Theatre Special Call For Scripts - NAPT Opporunities - OOPS -Two Robin Youngbloods!
I was recently notified about your Sept. 25 blog entitled, "An Open Letter to Sarah Palin from an Indegenous Woman."
You attribute the quote in your blog to the wrong Robin Youngblood. I am the Robin Youngblood who works at St. Ambrose University, but you are looking for the Native American shaman of the same name. Here is a link to her web site: http://www.dreamingshaman.com/about_robin.htm
I am deeply disturbed that you somehow confused the two. Could you please correct the attribution on your blog?
Robin J. Youngblood
St. Ambrose University
Assistant Director of Publications
Communications & Marketing
NATIVE RADIO THEATER SPECIAL CAL FOR SCRIPTS
Deadline: February 13, 2008
2009 Native Radio Theater Special Call for Scripts Information and Application (pdf)
Life is a soap opera...or it could be.
Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) is teaming up with Media for Health and the National Society for American Indian Elderly in a Call for Scripts to be considered for production through the Native Radio Theater Project.
Our goal is to produce a series of short audio dramas that would be entertaining and educational. The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009. NAPT's Native Radio Theater project is a partnership with Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles, CA.
As a public health drama, this radio program will revolve around common health concerns such as diabetes, diet and nutrition, mental health, substance abuse and other issues that are currently impacting Native communities across the country.
In an entertainment-education radio drama serial, these health issues are interwoven with the personal stories of the characters who model for the audience new behaviors that can improve their lives and their communities. However, while this is a drama, in drama there is always room for humor.
This health promotion radio drama is a partnership between the Native American Public Telecommunications, the National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE), Media for Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project's current working title is Healing Circle.
We aim to create pilot episodes for a serial (that is an ongoing story like TV "soap operas.") This call for scripts is announced with the intention of finding writers who have a serious interest in participating in an exciting and innovative radio drama while also positively impacting American Indian communities across the country.
Media for Health, a Birmingham, Alabama based non-profit dedicated to improving the public's health through entertainment-education principals, is contributing their extensive expertise in creating radio dramas "that are good for you" to this project.
Media for Health has had proven success with its radio drama serials BodyLove and Keeping Up With the Walkers. NAPT shares Native stories with the world through support of the creation, promotion and distribution of Native media with offices in Lincoln, Neb., and Albuquerque, N.M.
NAPT is one of five members of the National Minority Consortia funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide diverse programming to PBS and other public broadcasting systems.
For more information on NAPT, go to http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
For more information about Media for Health, go to http://www.mediaforhealth.org/.
You can hear past segments of BodyLove on their website. To keep updated about the project, please visit: http://www.healingcirclemfh.wordpress.com/
Call for Script Parameters:- 3-4 five minute long scripts
-Three main characters
-One character should be an elder
-Should include a character dealing with diabetes or mental health problems
-Based on the principles of Entertainment-Education
-Include a title of your radio drama
- Complete and sign application form. By entering this contest, writers and theater companies affirm that scripts are their own work and are not under contract for pay by other theater groups.
- Submit six copies of the script using 8.5 x 11-paper with 1-inch margins and a 12-point standard typeface. The script cover page should include the title, names of all authors, name and address, phone and fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author.
Subsequent pages should include only the manuscript title and page numbers.
- Include a self-addressed stamped postcard for receipt notification.
Mail to: Robin Perenchio
Media For Health
2917 Central Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35209
Or call Robin Perenchio at 205-870-9422
or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund
Deadline Jan. 9
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will provide up to $170,000 in support of innovative and compelling filmmaking that explores scientific, mathematical, and technological themes and storylines, or a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, innovator or mathematician in fresh ways.
They are seeking exceptional narrative work of all genres (except science fiction or fantasy) with scientifically accurate themes or characters. The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund is open to both established and emerging narrative filmmakers.
For additional information, please visit the website at:
National Film Festival For Talented Youth
Deadline Jan. 30
NFFTY (pronounced nifty) is one of the largest youth film festivals in the country and includes juried screenings of over 75 youth-made films in a state-of-the-art theater, filmmaking workshops and panels, and a gala opening night.
Submissions are open to any filmmaker 22 years old or younger. Any length or genre. NFFTY 09 will be held April 24-26 in Seattle, Washington. For more information and registration go to website:
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Festival Award
Deadline Jan. 31
From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation share a passion for helping exceptional young people reach their potential in all areas of their lives.
The goal of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Program is to identify and nurture talented young musicians whose lack of financial resources might otherwise impede their progress.
This year From the Top will select twenty-five $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award recipients ages 8-18.
For more information and registration go to website:
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
Deadline Feb. 5
Each year, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program awards more than $1.5 million in grants to support documentary films focused on contemporary social issues.
If you believe that creative non-fiction filmmaking is vital to society, and you are an artist with passion for the work of storytelling, we want to hear about your project. Tell us what you see.
For more information go to:
Making Your Media Matter Conference
Deadline Feb. 12-13
On February 12th and 13th in Washington DC, The Center for Social Media invites established as well as aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders, and students to our fifth annual Making Your Media Matter conference where we will explore the theme: Ethics, Money and Mission.
How can media makers connect their ethical and aesthetic values with their financial needs? This is a perfect opportunity to learn and share cutting-edge practices for creating media that matters.
Further information and to register:
We Media Miami 2008
Deadline Feb. 24-26
The We Media Conference is a vibrant, relaxed conference that sets out to give you a better sense of the world, a network of new relationships, and the inspiration to become a "Game Changer."
We Media gathers an eclectic community of industry leaders, scientists, technologies, social change agents, artists, educators, journalists, bloggers, explorers and thought-leaders from a variety of fields who come to We Media to share their intense commitment to the forces shaping the future.
Visit the We Media website to fill out a registration application:
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