Time Warner Foundation Announces New Film Grantees

22 Aug 2017 - By TW Staff
The Time Warner Foundation recently announced its newest film grantees. For this funding round, the Foundation selected seven organizations committed to developing and showcasing outstanding filmmakers. They support the Foundation’s mission to promote the next generation of storytellers for a global audience.

“For more than a decade now, the Time Warner Foundation has been committed to supporting the next generation of new and powerful storytellers who represent our changing American landscape,” said Lisa Garcia Quiroz, president of the Time Warner Foundation. “Our investments seek to promote a more inclusive field and provide opportunities for gifted artists doing astonishing work.”

The latest round of grantees includes:

Chicken & Egg Pictures, New York, NY

Film Independent, Los Angeles, CA

Independent Filmmaker Project, New York, NY

National Association of Independent Latino Producers, Los Angeles, CA

SFFILM, San Francisco, CA

Sundance Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Tribeca Film Institute, New York, NY

With their growing commitment to access and inclusion, these organizations join the Time Warner Foundation in creating a more racially diverse ecosystem. All partners will use their funding to expand existing programs that champion underserved voices and catalyze networks to include more women and artists of color. The organizations are united in the goal to aggressively pursue a more inclusive film industry by developing content and storytellers for audiences of today and tomorrow.

“The Time Warner Foundation envisions a Hollywood that will one day reflect the kaleidoscope of our diverse communities across the country,” said Diahann Billings-Burford, Time Warner’s executive director of cultural investments.  “We are committed to building a pipeline of diverse artists who believe in the transformative power of great stories. The work of creating this space is ongoing and I feel confident in our partners to stay on the journey with us. We’re in this together.” 

Learn more about the Time Warner Foundation