I am in beautiful Tarragona, spending my days at the beach, walking around the old town, and reading a book I can´t put down, A Fraction of the Whole, by Steve Toltz.
Good luck to Justus Williams, who is about to play in the Pan Ams in Brazil. He´s the top seed in Boys under 12. You can follow his progress here.
Congratulations to Katie and Nelson, for winning a Chicken and Egg grant for their in-the-editing-progress Chess Movie:
NEW YORK (July 29, 2010) - Chicken & Egg Pictures, the hybrid film fund
and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women
filmmakers, is proud to announce the grant recipients from the 2010
Spring Open Call.
Now in its fifth year of operation, with over $1.5 million in grants and over
3,000 mentorship hours provided to women filmmakers, Chicken & Egg
Pictures is indeed ''incubating and hatching all at once.''
I BELIEVE IN YOU GRANTS
I Believe in You grants are made at varying stages of the production and
post-production process. They offer a filmmaker the freedom to explore her
vision, kick-off and develop a project, find grace and clarity in creative chaos,
spend time in the edit room or serve as a bridge to her next goal. Films that
received this grant and have recently went on to great success include Monica
and David by Alexandra Codina (Winner of Best Documentary Feature at
Tribeca 2010, forthcoming HBO broadcast) and Wo Ai Ni Mommy by
Stephanie Wang-Breal (Winner of Best Documentary Feature at Silverdocs
2010, forthcoming PBS/POV broadcast).
I Believe in You grantees from the Chicken & Egg Pictures 2010 Spring
Open Call announced today are:
CHESS MOVIE (working title), directed by Katie Dellamaggiore (NYC)
A squat concrete building on an inner-city block, Intermediate School 318 in
Brooklyn, New York may not impress from the outside, but inside Ms. Vicary's
classroom, something special is happening. Here, hundreds of students have
learned to play chess, one of the world's oldest and most complex games.
I.S. 318 boasts the best junior high chess program in the nation, despite a high
percentage of student poverty.This year, chess team members learn that being
the best isn't easy, especially when state and city-wide budget cuts threaten
their beloved afterschool program. (Editing)