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WATCH. LEARN. IMPACT 05.11.18 NEWS from Chicago Media Project

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WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE:

CMP's Dinner & Docs Series in Chicago's Millennium Park

July 10th @ 6:30pm

Bring your blankets and chairs, sit back and enjoy great documentary under the stars!

featuring director James Marsh's

MAN ON WIRE

"Using actual footage from the event seamlessly mingled with new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh masterfully recreates high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit's 1974 stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

With a special pre-screening performance by TINO WALLENDA of the Flying Wallendas!

We are thrilled to welcome TINO WALLENDA, patriarch of the circus highwire family THE FLYING WALLENDAS, for a performance of his daring highwire artistry prior to the film.

The screening is part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)

ALSO:

WATCH

THE FOURTH ESTATE Showtime Premiere

CMP-funded THE FOURTH ESTATE premieres May 27th on Showtime. Liz Garbus directs this multi-part series following The New York Times' coverage of The Trump Administration.

AND

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR Premieres

CMP-funded WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR premieres in select theaters June 8th!

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CMP MEMBERS!

Any CMP Member interested in booking a block of tickets (20+) or renting out a theater for a screening (school groups, companies, parties, etc.) contact Eliza by clicking the button below.

LEARN

HotDocs Film Festival / First Look Forum

Every year CMP members attend the HotDocs/First Look Pitch Forum, where film teams pitch their latest projects to a roundtable of international commissioning editors, sales agents and funders for feedback and investment.

This year Paula and Steve represented CMP and CMP II at the roundtables, engaging with potential new projects for philanthropic support through our IMPACT GRANT FUND and investment support through our CMP I/I EQUITY FUND.

As a First Look Partner, CMP helped underwrite nearly half of the $125,000 First Look Pitch Prize awarded to 3 film projects in grants of $75,000, $30,000, and $20,000 as voted on by First Look partners.

CLICK HERE to check out the IndieWire article written by DOC10 Film Curator, ANTHONY KAUFMAN, about The Top 10 Projects of the Hot Docs Pitch Forum

HotDocs Film Festival Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that CMP-funded filmmakers Elan and Jonathan Bogarìn were awarded the Emerging International Filmmaker Award for 306 HOLLYWOOD!

“for its creative approach to issues of memory and legacy, exploring the universality of grief through the seemingly mundane relics left behind.”

CONGRATS ELAN & JONATHAN & THE ENTIRE 306 TEAM!

LEARN

'As Netflix Goes Global, Can It Avoid Regional Politics?'

Netflix is under fire, around the world, not for its disruptive business model, but for the political content of its programming.

"Scandals involving shows in Brazil, Israel and the Philippines highlight the challenge for the streaming giant as it tries to grow internationally while staying above the local political fray."
IMPACT

In this edition of W/L/I, we share two companies working with CMP to increase impact in the documentary space:

Get to know PUBLIC GOOD

Public Good is a network of doers, people who want to make the world a better place. Our goal is to make moments of inspiration into inspiring action. We want everyone to be able to make a difference and encourage their communities to do the same.

CMP and Public Good have partnered together to create a special INNOVATION IN IMPACT GRANT as part of the CMP Impact Grant Fund. Rachel Pikelny was last year's inaugural recipient of CMP's IGF Public Good partnership award for GRACE.

Public Good's technology is in use by leading news outlets ranging from CNN to Univision to Upworthy, and today more than 30 million people have been able to support Public Good's network of nonprofits working on the world's most important causes. This CMP/Public Good partnership provides digital assets for filmmakers to utilize on their website, in emails and through texting.

Get to know UNSTOPPABLE

Exposure Labs, the company behind award-winning CHASING CORAL and CHASING ICE, came to DOC10 to share more about their latest project:

UNSTOPPABLE

Looking to accelerate climate solutions, the team behind UNSTOPPABLE are running three pilot film campaigns in the southeast and are expanding to make a broader impact in this important election year.

Click on the button below to learn more and use pw: unstoppable.

Later this year, Unstoppable will leverage this investment into a film accelerator for environmental movements -- bringing shared learning and momentum to more films. They're now building out their inaugural leadership circle.

Thanks to all CMP members for your support and belief in the power of media to bring about change.

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