Author: Jason Guerrasio

Jason Guerrasio was a staff writer for The Independent.


Articles Written by Jason Guerrasio:

Funder FAQ: National Center for Outreach

Public television stations have always been dedicated to airing programs that help their communities. But after the programs have aired, how can inspired community members actually take up the cause? For three years, the National Center for Outreach has tried to help expand public TV’s mission by orchestrating community activities with local and national stations…. Read more »

National Center for Outreach

Public television stations have always been dedicated to airing programs that help their communities. But after the programs have aired, how can inspired community members actually take up the cause? For three years, the National Center for Outreach has tried to help expand public TV’s mission by orchestrating community activities with local and national stations…. Read more »

Deutsch/Open City Films:

Since founding Open City Films in 1994, producers Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot have earned a reputation for making unique and popular films that would probably not have received financing elsewhere. Whether they sold the film to a studio—like Down to You (Miramax)—or produced a gritty independent—like Chuck and Buck through their subsidiary, Blow Up… Read more »

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media

What is the Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media? It is a fund that gives grants to video, film, and radio programs. How long has it been in existence? It’s been around since 1987. Originally it was called the Film Fund and in ’87 the name was changed. Was there a reason for that? Back… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Sundance Institute Documentary Program

What is the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund? It’s a fund to support documentaries in the US and internationally that deal with contemporary human rights issues, social justice, civil liberties, and freedom of expression. It used to be the Soros Documentary Fund. How long has the fund been with Sundance? It’s been here for two years…. Read more »

Sundance Institute Documentary Program

What is the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund? It’s a fund to support documentaries in the US and internationally that deal with contemporary human rights issues, social justice, civil liberties, and freedom of expression. It used to be the Soros Documentary Fund. How long has the fund been with Sundance? It’s been here for two years…. Read more »

Funder FAQ The Standby Program

What is Standby? It’s a nonprofit media arts service organization that has been in existence since 1983. We provide post-production services to artists and nonprofits, provide technical consultation, and do publications to serve the media arts field. Why did Standby start? Basically, it was a small group of artists/editors who started the whole thing. It… Read more »

The Standby Program

What is Standby? It’s a nonprofit media arts service organization that has been in existence since 1983. We provide postproduction services to artists and nonprofits, provide technical consultation, and do publications to serve the media arts field. Why did Standby start? Basically, it was a small group of artists/editors who started the whole thing. It… Read more »

The Standby Program

What is Standby? It’s a nonprofit media arts service organization that has been in existence since 1983. We provide post-production services to artists and nonprofits, provide technical consultation, and do publications to serve the media arts field. Why did Standby start? Basically, it was a small group of artists/editors who started the whole thing. It… Read more »

Small State, Big Fest

Since its inception seven years ago, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has been known for putting the filmmaker first. Unlike many “can you top this” film festivals, RIIFF’s small town atmosphere provides a forum for filmmakers to interact with their peers, other film-lovers, and industry folk—all of whom are focused on the films,… Read more »