Producer Newsletter Vol. 9 Issue. 7 
A list of opportunities for filmmakers to help increase the diversity of the media landscape.
N'Jeri Eaton

Open Call will host its last live chat July 28 to help answer questions about the application process. Content Development & Initiative Manager N'Jeri Eaton and Senior Production Manager David Eisenberg will be on hand to answer your questions, from treatments to budgets and everything that falls between.

All materials must be submitted via the new electronic application system by 4:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 7, 2015. The system allows you to save and return to your application as often as you like before the deadline. 

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. Questions? Contact: alexandra_cantin@itvs.org.

Boots Kennedye has been on the road listening to stories about the tribes of the Great Lakes region for the Vision Maker Media series, Growing Native.

Growing Native producer Boots Kennedye, Youth Leader Darwin Sumner, Sweet Pea, R.J., Growing Native photographer Derek Brown.

Growing Native film crew visits Red Lake, Minn., and the Chief Meskokonaye Youth Cultural Learning Camp. During the winter months, leaders teach ice fishing and beaver trapping;tournament fishing and camping in the summer. Founder Darwin Sumner said he didn't have anyone to show him the traditional ways while growing up, so he had to learn on his own. Sumner's goal is to dissuade as many kids as possible from making the same mistakes he made.

Don Charnon waters seedlings at the Oneida Tsunhehkw^ (Onieda for "Life Sustenance") Community Farm near Green Bay, Wis. Tsunhehkw^ is 83-acre organic farm founded on the idea of self-sustainability and food security. 


Growing Native producer Boots Kennedye (R) follows Dr. Arne Vainio who works at the Min-No-Aya-Win Tribal Clinic in Cloquet, Minn., specializing in Family Medicine. As a Family Practitioner and proactive member of his tribe, Dr. Vainio is considered a leader in the movement for a healthier Native American population.

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