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When We Were Apollo Documentary Directed by Zach Weil

Giovanna Aguilar Joins Producing Team of When We Were Apollo     When we work together, we can make the impossible dream a reality. When we believe in our unlimited potential, we can accomplish the unimaginable. The “When” is now, and it begins with a tribute taking us back to an era that has inspired dozens of films, generated numerous industries, and influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and empowered communities around the earth to reach for the stars. It’s time to remember

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Vivir Del Cuento, a Transmedia Project on Ecuador’s Oral Storytelling Tradition

Stop Motion Workshops | Cultural Animation Series | Documentary by Giovanna Aguilar I am excited to announce that I have signed on as an Executive Producer of Vivir Del Cuento, both the name of the transmedia project and the production company whose members are an incredibly talented team of storytellers based in Quito, Ecuador. It found me through the light and talents of Bernarda Cornejo. With the utmost respect for the work that has begun with so much spirit during a tragic time in Ecuador’s history,

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Empanada Fork Inventor Hipatia Lopez Would Like You to Know You Are Not Alone

Empanada Fork Inventor Hipatia Lopez Would Like You to Know You Are Not Alone —HSN Project American Dreams Empowers Latino Entrepreneurs to Reach 90+ Million Households by Giovanna Aguilar “Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity.” — Seneca Inspiring. Driven. Made of Steel and Ignited on Full Blast by the American dream. That is the Latina entrepreneur, inventor Hipatia Lopez who is in good company too. She is part of the demographic that represents the highest increase in female business ownership of any race or

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Documentary DreamTown Screening at Yale Feb 1 at 7pm

DreamTown Ecuador/USA. 2016 (Director Betty Bastidas) Q&A with producer Giovanna Aguilar DETAILS: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7 p.m., Luce Hall Auditorium 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven 06511       Dreamtown is the inspiring story of three young Afro-Ecuadorian soccer players from La Chota who chase success in the face of extraordinary challenges. Entwined with their athletic dreams are the hopes of all Afro-Ecuadorians for whom soccer is more than a sport–it’s a means to attain recognition and respect. http://dlgmedia.nyc/bettybastidas-dreamtown-soccer-unites-…/ Free and open to the general

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On Grant Writing: Top 10 Things to Consider When Submitting Grants

I Need $$$! Best Practices from Grant-Awarded Writer to Fund All Types of Programs So, you are considering grants to fund your dream project or program. Perhaps you are a nonprofit, filmmaker or public school program in need of financial support. How do you begin the grant writing process? How do you bring to fruition your thoroughly researched idea? January is not only for setting new year’s resolutions but also for planning your grant submission calendar. It is important for you to know that this is

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On Vérité with Linda Lajterman on Her Son’s Death to Drug Overdose

http://traffic.libsyn.com/onverite/Linda_Laterman_Interview.mp3 A Mother Shares the Consequences of Her Son’s Death to Drug Overdose with the Hope to Prevent Others from Going through the Same Pain Life After You- What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind This was a tough story for me to work on. But I had to. One thing is to read the CDC’s stats that indicate that every day there are 78 deaths from opioids, another is to be deeply touched by the reality that surrounds us. These are real, personal stories of

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On Vérité with Emmy Nominated Director-Writer-Producer Reinaldo Marcus Green

http://traffic.libsyn.com/onverite/OnVerite_Reinaldo_-51316.mp3 On Vérité Top List:  “What do you wish you had known on your first independent film?” Reinaldo Marcus Green, one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2015) and recipient of the Spike Lee Film Production Grant 2016 (Monsters and Men,) shares best practices with Giovanna Aguilar on filmmaking. On Vérité Top List for Independent Filmmakers is complementary content for an upcoming written article to be published on my blog at Giovanna Aguilar. Watch Reinaldo Marcus Green’s acclaimed short film STOP—a young man’s livelihood

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