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Television and Screen Writing, 4th Edition by Richard A Blum

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National and State Funding Sources

If you write high-quality drama or documentary projects, this chapter will help you wade through the maze of grant opportunities. Years ago, I served as senior program officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), so I know the intricacies of grant support for film and television projects. The bureaucracy is dreadful, and the financial rewards are relatively limited, but there is something notable about having your project supported by the NEA, NEH, CPB, or a prestigious grant.

Note that the government bureaucracy constantly fluctuates, according to changing political winds. So be sure to check this information carefully. Investigate the mission of each agency.

National Funding Sources

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