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HUMANITAS PRIZE 2018 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 

VARIETY – January 10, 2018 – http://variety.com/2018/film/awards/humanitas-game-of-thrones-1202659948/

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – January 10, 2018 – https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/humanitas-prize-finalists-announced-2018-1073693

In total, 57 film, TV and documentary writers have been selected as finalists 
for the annual honor, and winner will be announced on Feb. 16.

 

Documentary Category Finalists
CRIES FROM SYRIA
  Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
HUMAN FLOW  Directed by Ai Weiwei, Written by Chin-Chin Yap, Tim Finch & Boris Cheshirkov
ONE OF US  Directed by Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing

HEARING IS BELIEVING  Directed by Lorenzo DeStefano

Humanitas, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting writers, is handing out its annual Humanitas Prize awards. The honor is bestowed upon film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way. This year, 21 screenwriters; 31 TV, documentary and independent film scribes; and five college writers have been selected as finalists for the 43rd Humanitas Prize. The two winners of the college section will be awarded $20,000 to provide financial support while they work on a feature spec script or television pilot. All winners will be announced at the Humanitas Prize event on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. For the first time on the feature side, awards will be presented in three categories: drama, comedy and family films. “Dividing the film awards into three genres allows us to recognize outstanding work across the broad spectrum of feature screenwriting,” said the organization’s executive director, Cathleen Young. “Whether it’s a deep documentary dive into a challenging subject, a hilarious half-hour sitcom episode or a heartfelt independent feature, all of the finalists used their craft to create work that is both entertaining and enlightening,” she continued. “Television and film have incredible power when it comes to inspiring empathy, compassion, forgiveness and reason, and we are proud to support work that strives to do just that.” Added president Ali LeRoi: “Our founder, Bud Kieser, may have put it best when he said, ‘Whatever we can do to empower, enrich and support writers, we should do because it is writers who show us where we’ve been and where we are going as a culture.’ Today’s young writers will be the ones to take us where we are going through their work, and we are proud to empower and support them through these fellowships.”  Here’s a full list of the finalists.

 


Aug. 27 w/ Kelli McKay of “LOCALS ONLY” – News Talk 1590 KVTA


Media References


  • Rachel + Jeanie Flowers on The Hallmark Channel’s “HOME & FAMILY” SHOW – June 19, 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24iP5MCw05U&feature=youtu.beOn June 16, 2017, the opening day of the LA & NY theatrical runs of “Hearing is Believing”, Rachel & Jeanie visited the Universal Studios set of Hallmark Channel’s “HOME & FAMILY”. They met the hosts Debbie Matenopoulos & Mark Steines and, as usual, Rachel changed the conversation with a powerful rendering of her composition, “Greg’s Favorite”. The show aired on Monday June 19th and, as you will see from this excerpt, Rachel & Jeanie brought their authenticity to the table yet again. Thanks to “Home & Family” producer Romeo Escobar, the Big Time PR Team, Sergio Palermo for editing the 1 minute teaser, and everyone @ Hearing is Believing Productions.
  • KTLA Entertainment Report – June 16, 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEupAmSEtz0
  • KCRW / Rhythm Planet – June 16, 2017 

           Tom Schnabel posts his coverage and audio interview with Rachel Flowers & Lorenzo DeStefano

            http://blogs.kcrw.com/music/2017/06/phenomenal-rachel-flowers/

MEDIA SELECTIONS to date

ACED MAGAZINE

ADVOCATE

BEHIND THE LENS / Debbie Lynn Elias

BELIEFNET

BIG BLEND RADIO

FILM COURAGE

FILM INQUIRY

HALLMARK CHANNEL HOME & FAMILY

HARPER’S BAZAAR 

HOLLYWOOD SOAPBOX

RACHEL + JEANIE FLOWERS ON THE HALLMARK CHANNEL’S “HOME & FAMILY” SHOW – June 19, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24iP5MCw05U&feature=youtu.be

JAZZIZ

KCRW / RHYTHM PLANET

KTLA ENTERTAINMENT REPORT

KUCI / GET THE FUNK OUT / 88.9FM

LA DAILY NEWS

LA TIMES

LA TIMES

THE NEW MUSIC BUZZ     

NEW YORK TIMES

PRN

RAMA’S SCREEN

RICH GIRL TV – June 29, 2017

Joy Parris posted her interview with Rachel, Lorenzo and Jeanie

http://www.richgirlnetwork.tv/videos/hearing-believing-documentary/

UNSEEN FILMS

VERILY MAGAZINE

WBGO

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD