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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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HourGlass Gets ON YOUR FEET! FULL ACCESS with Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Jerry Mitchell

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hourglass/OYF_FullAccess_2_14_2016_Final.mp3 As the executive producer and co-host of the podcast HourGlass Time to Talk, I am proud and excited to release the promo of On Your Feet! Full Access, up-close and personal interviews that my co-host Maria Torres and I conducted with multi Grammy Winners Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Tony Winner Jerry Mitchell, who share their journey of bringing their story to Broadway and living the American dream. These upcoming episodes are especially close to HourGlass co-host Maria Torres who is also the associate choreographer

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501(C) (3) Organization Certified Angels Begins Grant Funding Initiative for Youth Arts Center and Arts Program to Serve Adolescents in Passaic, NJ

Join me in supporting the non-profit 501(C)(3) organization Certified Angels whose mission is to provide a safe haven for adolescents in Passaic, NJ. I am excited to share that I am working with Certified Angels to facilitate grant funding opportunities for the establishment of their proposed arts center at a designated location (to be secured) and to roll out a comprehensive after-school arts program with a career track that will serve children and adolescents living in the City of Passaic and surrounding communities. Passaic is an

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Ep. 3 HourGlass Talks with Talented Dancer-Performer-Arts Activist –

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hourglass/HOUR20GLASS20EP.203_FINALMIX_101515.mp3 Paying It Forward through the Arts Here is the latest episode of my podcast, HourGlass, an interview that my co-host and I conducted with Marina Micallizi, an inspirational young talent who shared her story about the importance of the arts for helping others. In 2005 Maria Torres auditioned young dancers to take part in a Broadway style production number to be performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Upfronts as part of the cartoon Class of 3000, based on Andre 3000 (Outkast)), and is

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College Students Express Need for More Conversations on Arts & Entertainment

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, I produced my very first panel on arts and entertainment at Montclair State University, which included a last-minute adjustment to the speakers’ list, the talented actor-producer-writer-director Adrian Martinez  who was game to join the conversation a day before the event after one of the panelists canceled due to film shooting commitments. If you want to produce, you have to ready for such changes and be quick to reach out to your contacts to ensure the production continues on track. Adrian, whom can be seen

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