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Heidi Saman Selected for Monaco-based IETFA Initiative at Cannes!

Heidi Saman Selected for Monaco-based IETFA Initiative at Cannes!

The 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May) marks a new partnership between Monaco’s International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. This year, Heidi Saman (2006 Film) was selected to participate in IEFTA’s Global…

April 23, 2018
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Nijla Mu’min’s Groundbreaking Film “Jinn” Makes New York Premiere!

Nijla Mu’min’s Groundbreaking Film “Jinn” Makes New York Premiere!

Princess Grace Award winner Nijla Mu’min’s first ever feature length project, “Jinn”, is a gritty coming of age drama that tackles a difficult struggle between a mother and daughter.  It follows Summer, “a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose…

April 3, 2018
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Exciting news! Statue Award Winners are Gracing Covers This Month!

Exciting news! Statue Award Winners are Gracing Covers This Month!

Leslie Odom, Jr. (2002 Theater) and Camille A. Brown (2006 Choreography), the two 2016 Princess Grace Statue Award recipients, are reuniting on newsstands! Leslie has just published his first book. “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never…

March 26, 2018
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Filmmaker Rachel Israel’s Keep the Change Hits NY Theaters!

Filmmaker Rachel Israel’s Keep the Change Hits NY Theaters!

After receiving her Princess Grace Award in 2006, Rachel Israel produced her short thesis film, Keep the Change, which was recently made into a feature film with the help of a Princess Grace Special Projects grant. The film, set in New York City, follows…

March 14, 2018
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Choreographer Jeffrey Cirio Helps Olympic Skaters Win Silver!

Choreographer Jeffrey Cirio Helps Olympic Skaters Win Silver!

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have come to an end, but as we look back, we marvel at the incredible achievements and triumphants by all the extraordinary athletes who participated in the games throughout the world. But behind the scenes,…

February 26, 2018
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Bridget Carpenter to Helm “Cagney and Lacey” Reboot!

Bridget Carpenter to Helm “Cagney and Lacey” Reboot!

CBS is bringing back the classic cop show “Cagney and Lacey”, which is executive produced and written by Bridget Carpenter (1997 Playwriting, 2017 Statue Award). The original Emmy-award winning series starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as an iconic female…

February 2, 2018
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Reinaldo M. Green Wins Highest Honors at Sundance!

Reinaldo M. Green Wins Highest Honors at Sundance!

  Sundance wrapped up their film festival January 28 by announcing the winners for this year’s outstanding films. 2014 Princess Grace Award winner Reinaldo M. Green was awarded the most prestigious Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature Film…

January 31, 2018
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BIG NEWS! 2017 Award Winner Reed Van Dyk Receives Oscar Nomination

Dekalb Elementary, a short film directed by Reed Van Dyk, has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Live Action Short Film. Reed received the 2017 Princess Grace Award in filmmaking and applied for his grant with scenes…

January 24, 2018
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2018 Grant Applications Now Available!

2018 Grant Applications Now Available!

    Click below to read the press release Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2018 Applications For Princess Grace Awards    

January 23, 2018
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Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to become a part of the nominating and voting body of the Oscars

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to become a part of the nominating and voting body of the Oscars

In December 2017, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, an Iñupiaq filmmaker and a 2004 Princess Grace Award winner, was invited to serve on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences committee. The Native Sundance Institute alumni will join this prestigious committee…

January 3, 2018
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