Caucus Foundation President, Sharon Arnett

The Foundation 2020 Grant Program is well on its way. We have just reviewed the First Round of student thesis films and in June we will review the Second Round; in all we will review about 40 student projects from colleges and universities across the

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Syd Vinnedge

A View From Hollywood: To Rate or Not to Rate

In the 60s as a young man I worked in advertising at J.Walter Thompson. It seemed as if the entire Agency eagerly awaited the biweekly Nielsen pocket piece which defined the television business. It was a pretty simple pamphlet which told us the rating and

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james pickens jr

Making a Difference – the Cowboy Way

Maybe you haven't heard of the James Pickens, Jr. Foundation Team Roping Event. But if the foundation's namesake is a familiar face, it's because he's best known as a TV actor. I remember being at an event a few years ago and they put him

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steve binder

A Moment in Time – “the Touch”

Foreword by Herman Rush: In 1968, I was the President of the television division of General Artists Corporation (GAC), a major talent agency, and the legendary Petula Clark was one of our clients. As a result, I was the "packaging agent" of a Petula Clark

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Media Students on the Future of Television

Foreword by Gary Grossman: Recently, students at Loyola Marymount University's Graduate School of Film and Television in Los Angeles were given the assignment in their History of Television class to consider what the future will bring. Considering how plugged in, wired, and connected they are

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Tanya Hart, Bella Cosper

Members in Action

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors, founded in 1974, is an organization of creative people dedicated to elevating the quality of television and new media by promoting and protecting the artistic, intellectual and economic rights of producers, writers and directors. Here is what some

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CFAN in Action

The Caucus Foundation, since its inception in 2001, has awarded more than 1.4 million dollars in grants, internships and in-kind awards to 142 undergraduate/graduate students. These students have now graduated and entered the Entertainment Industry. Their student films are helping to launch their careers. What

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