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 country. Finally, in November The Foundation will review the top voted films from both rounds and award the Gold Circle Awards and the Television/New Media Award at The Caucus Annual Awards Dinner. I am amazed at the talent and production skills that are exhibited in these films.
In the last 19 years, The Caucus Foundation has given nearly $2 million in financial grants and awards to over 180 leading film students across the country to complete their student films. Through the generosity of the Annenberg Foundation, the Angell Foundation, Panavision, iLLuminate and other donors, we have been able to continue this good work.
The Caucus and The Caucus Foundation is grateful to our members, for their time and expertise during the screening process. It is so rewarding for us to see the development of these student projects and know that we are there to support and guide the next generation of storytellers and content creators.
My mission, along with an outstanding Board, will be to continue a commitment to the education and the enrichment of a diverse group of future Producers, Writers and Directors.
Sharon Arnett is Board President of The Caucus Foundation, a Member of The Caucus Executive Committee and sits on the Caucus Steering Committee. Arnett is a two time Emmy awarded Production Executive and is currently Vice President of Post Production for Vin Di Bona Productions & FishBowl Worldwide Media.