Jordana Spiro, Martha Shane, Lana Wilson recognized by org at Sundance
grants and were announced Sunday morning. “For a decade, Women In Film has maintained a strong presence at the Sundance Film Festival,” said WIF prexy Cathy Schulman. “This year’s panel celebrates female filmmakers who have taken on daring subject matter.” Spiro’s “Skin” tracks a young taxidermist and small-town loner who is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful, and Shane and Wilson’s “After Tiller” documents the private and professional struggles of four physicians — all of whom were colleagues of the late Dr. George Tiller, a pro-choice advocate who was assassinated for his beliefs and practices, which included third-trimester abortions. WIF joined L.A.-based shingle CalmDown Productions, Inc. for the third year to present the Women In Film/CalmDown Productions Grant. Spiro takes home $5,000 from WIF and CalmDown, 5,000 ft. of motion picture film stock from Eastman Kodak, $1,000 worth of scheduling and budgeting software from Entertainment Partners and $5,000 in post-production services from Technicolor. Shane and Wilson nab $5,000 from WIF, as well as $1,000 worth of scheduling and budgeting software from Entertainment Partners. WIF and Entertainment Partners will donate the remaining $8,000 grant in budgeting software to the Sundance Institute Narrative Program.
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