Author: Michelle Coe


Articles Written by Michelle Coe:

Film Arts Foundation

What is Film Arts Foundation? FAF supports the creation, exhibition and distribution of independent film and video, by providing resources, education, and exhibition opportunities. When and why did FAF come into being? FAF was founded in 1976 by a handful of filmmakers who felt a void and filled it by creating an organization that now… Read more »

Echo Lake Productions

What is Echo Lake Productions? Echo Lake is a film fund for independent features. At the moment, Echo Lake only finances and produces narrative films, as opposed to documentaries. There are two sides to the company: the financing side, which acts like an aggressive entertainment bank, serving the needs of producers who lack some or… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Echo Lake Productions, LLC

What is Echo Lake Productions? Echo Lake is a film fund for independent features. At the moment, Echo Lake only finances and produces narrative films, as opposed to documentaries. There are two sides to the company: the financing side, which acts like an aggressive entertainment bank, serving the needs of producers who lack some or… Read more »

The Playboy Foundation

What is the Playboy Foundation? The Playboy Foundation is not a foundation, but in fact an operating department and charitable giving program of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI). Who makes up the Foundation? The Playboy Foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of employees who are senior managers in the company, including the… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Playboy Foundation

What is the Playboy Foundation? The Playboy Foundation is not a foundation, but in fact an operating department and charitable giving program of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI). Who makes up the Foundation? The Playboy Foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of employees who are senior managers in the company, including the… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The National Endowment for the Humanities

What is the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and why did it come into being? The NEH is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1965. As the largest funder of humanities programs in the United States, the NEH awards grants to institutions that create and preserve knowledge, enrich classroom learning, expand humanities… Read more »

National Foundation for Jewish Culture

What is the National Foundation for Jewish Culture? The National Foundation for Jewish Culture (NFJC) is the central cultural agency of the American Jewish community. The NFJC works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions, and community agencies to enhance the quality of Jewish life in America. We just celebrated our fortieth anniversary in September. When and… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking

What is the National Foundation for Jewish Culture? The National Foundation for Jewish Culture (NFJC) is the central cultural agency of the American Jewish community. The NFJC works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions, and community agencies to enhance the quality of Jewish life in America. We just celebrated our fortieth anniversary in September. When and… Read more »

Thousand Words Finishing

Editor’s Note: On April 13, 2010 we were notified that the Thousand Words Finishing Fund has been discontinued. What is Thousand Words? Thousand Words is an independent film production and financing company devoted to creating innovative and engaging entertainment. Most recently, Thousand Words produced and co-financed with Artisan Entertainment Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream,… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Thousand Words Finishing Fund

Editor’s Note: On April 13, 2010 we were notified that the Thousand Words Finishing Fund has been discontinued. What is Thousand Words? Thousand Words is an independent film production and financing company devoted to creating innovative and engaging entertainment. Most recently, Thousand Words produced and co-financed with Artisan Entertainment Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream,… Read more »