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Sundance doc film program announces grant recipients

The Sundance Institute has announced the first five grant recipients of the Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship In Focus Through Documentary initiative, a $3 million, three-year partnership with the Skoll Foundation. The development and production grant awards help create feature-length independent docs that examine social entrepreneurship. Grant recipients are: Back to School, produced by Julia Parker Benello and social entrepreneur is Sakena Yacoobi; Green Shall Overcome, directed by Tracy Heather Strain and Megan Gelstein, social entrepreneur is Van Jones; Poor Consuelo, directed by Peter Friedman and social entrepreneur is PCI-Media Impact; The Team, directed by Patrick Reed and produced by Peter Raymont, social entrepreneurs are John Marks and Susan Collin Marks; Youthbuild Documentary, directed by Annie Sundberg, social entrepreneur is Dorothy Stoneman;
January 22, 2009

The Sundance Institute has announced the first five grant recipients of the Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship In Focus Through Documentary initiative, a $3 million, three-year partnership with the Skoll Foundation. The development and production grant awards help create feature-length independent docs that examine social entrepreneurship. Grant recipients are: Back to School, produced by Julia Parker Benello (social entrepreneur: Sakena Yacoobi); Green Shall Overcome, directed by Tracy Heather Strain and Megan Gelstein (social entrepreneur: Van Jones); Poor Consuelo, directed by Peter Friedman (social entrepreneur: PCI-Media Impact); The Team, directed by Patrick Reed and produced by Peter Raymont, (social entrepreneurs: John Marks and Susan Collin Marks) and Youthbuild Documentary, directed by Annie Sundberg (social entrepreneur: Dorothy Stoneman).

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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