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Vision Maker Media opens call for Public Media Project Fund submissions

The call for submissions is now on for the 2019 Vision Maker Media Public Media Project Fund. Vision Maker Media, the Lincoln, Nebraska organization that engages Native people to share stories, ...
January 4, 2019

The call for submissions is now on for the 2019 Vision Maker Media Public Media Project Fund.

Vision Maker Media, the Lincoln, Nebraska organization that engages Native people to share stories, is inviting proposals for projects intended for public media that represent the “cultures, experiences and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives”.

Projects at any production stage will be considered for financing, including films in the research and development, production and post-production phases.

All projects submitted for consideration should be relevant for a broad audience for potential national broadcast, and should encourage outreach and community engagement beyond transmission.

Assignment of exclusive broadcast rights for four years and one year off-air recording rights for educators are included in Vision Maker Media’s Production License Agreement.

Full submission guidelines can be found here, while applicants can submit their projects by following this link. Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PT. Successful applicants will be notified in June.

Founded in 1976, the Nebraska non-profit works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational content, support training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing programs for public broadcast, and advocates for policies that support those two distinct groups.

(Photo courtesy Vision Maker Media)

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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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