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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/3c0fc35770/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Telly%20Award%2C%20African%20Oscars%20%2B%20%22The%20Return%22%20on%20POV" target="_blank"><img src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/be2eec54b4/library/leslie1.jpg" alt="leslie1" title="leslie1" style="width:210px;min-height:164px" align="left" border="0" height="164" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="210"></a><div><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px"><span style="font-size:10pt">Hi </span><span style="font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px">NBPC Family,</span></p><div><div><br></div><div><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/00c85fd3a2" target="_blank">POV</a></i>'s 29th season opens with the award-winning film <i style="font-size:10pt"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/a12486574c" target="_blank">The Return</a>,</i><span style="font-size:10pt"> a co-presentation with NBPC.</span><span style="font-size:10pt"> <i>The Return </i></span><span style="font-size:10pt">explores the historic 2012 passage of California's Prop. 36, which shortened the sentences of those currently incarcerated. D</span><font size="2">irected by Kelly Duane De La Vega and Katie Galloway, the film follows </font><span style="font-size:10pt">family</span><font size="2"> members, re-entry providers, attorneys, judges and former prisoners during the reintegration process. </font></div><div><font size="2"><br></font></div><div><font size="2">Don't miss <i>The Return </i>this <b>Monday, May 23, 10/9c </b>on PBS's <i>POV</i>!</font></div><div><font size="2"><br></font></div><div><font size="2"><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/8dbf4e51f4/v=zcXTs4EYuI0" target="_blank">Click here to see a trailer for the film.</a></b></font></div><div><br></div><div>In other NBPC news: we are delighted to announce that <b><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/23644b2183/i=5" target="_blank">My Africa Is</a></i> </b>and<b> </b><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/062e6aab7d/i=2" target="_blank"><b>Native Sun</b></a> </i>have <b>won a 2016 <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/e2b74eb56a" target="_blank">Telly Award</a></b> for their premiere on this past season of <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/b808a54a29" target="_blank"><i>AfroPoP</i>!</a> The Telly Awards, now in their 37th year, honor the very best films, videos and commercials on television. <i>Native Sun</i>, produced by Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador, depicts the country of Ghana through the eyes and dreams of an eight-year-old boy in search of his father. <i>My Africa Is</i> -- produced by Nosarieme Garrick, a finalist of last year's <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/713fafecb9/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=360%20Incubator%20%26amp%3B%20Fund&utm_campaign=Telly%20Award%2C%20African%20Oscars%20%2B%20%22The%20Return%22%20on%20POV" target="_blank">360 Incubator & Fund</a> -- spotlights young designers, inventors and musicians in Nairobi who seek to transform Kenya through their entrepreneurship. </div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/e3f541a9ce/v=XKpRfxRm6EY&list=PLJ32_HmoVP5aBf9bWXswVEBKxxi171KIK&index=12" target="_blank">Watch a preview of both films here.</a></b></div><div><div><br></div><div>Many thanks, and please continue to spread the word!</div></div><div><br></div></div></div><div><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Sincerely,</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Leslie Fields-Cruz</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Executive Director, NBPC</p></div></div>
    
 
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</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">"Tchindas" Nominated for an African Oscar!</p></h3>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/b0300cb394" target="_blank"><img style="width:320px;min-height:241px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/9ad6c4a9fb/library/IMG_4799.JPG" alt="IMG_4799" title="IMG_4799" align="right" border="0" height="241" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="320"></a><div><div><div><div>We had a great time this weekend hosting <b>Tchinda Andrade </b>--<b> </b>pictured here with <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/4c093abfd2" style="font-size:10pt" target="_blank">2016 New York African Film Festival</a> founder/director<span style="font-size:10pt"> Mahen Bonetti (left) </span><span style="font-size:10pt">and NBPC's Kay Shaw (right).</span><span style="font-size:10pt"> Tchinda is a transgender pioneer and the star of </span><i style="font-size:10pt"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/7d0d12494c" target="_blank">AfroPoP</a></i><span style="font-size:10pt"> Season 8 doc </span><i style="font-size:10pt"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/2b6f5e7d71" target="_blank">Tchindas</a></i><span style="font-size:10pt">. She joined director </span><b style="font-size:10pt">Marc Serena</b><span style="font-size:10pt"> here in Harlem for the film's NYAFF premiere.</span></div><div><br></div><div>While in New York, Tchinda and Marc received a special award from the <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/ff001722d6" target="_blank">Cabo Verde International Film Festival</a>. <i>Tchindas</i> has also been nominated in the Best Documentary category of the <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/65d13a3a1f" target="_blank">African Movie Academy Awards</a> (the "African Oscars"). <span style="font-size:10pt">Congratulations to the </span><i style="font-size:10pt">Tchindas</i><span style="font-size:10pt"> team! </span></div></div><div><span style="font-size:10pt"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:10pt"><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/879b8f124d/v=N5gHs1oVRlU" target="_blank">Click here to watch a trailer for "Tchindas."</a></b></span></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Happy Birthday, Malcolm X!</p></h3>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/05c85f6ce5/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Telly%20Award%2C%20African%20Oscars%20%2B%20%22The%20Return%22%20on%20POV" target="_blank"><img style="width:240px;min-height:202px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e//6fdefb5570/16d966821f/library/Malcolm-X-Birthday-Tribute-_-5-2016.jpg" alt="Malcolm-X-Birthday-Tribute-_-5-2016" title="Malcolm-X-Birthday-Tribute-_-5-2016" align="left" border="0" height="202" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="240"></a><div><div><div><div><b>May 19</b> will mark the 91st birthday of legendary leader <b>Malcolm X.</b> Since his assassination in 1965, Malcolm X has been recognized by public media in several documentaries. Whether in <i>Eyes on the Prize</i> episodes or interviews with Black Panthers, his memory has endured in communities around the world.</div><div><span style="font-size:10pt"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:10pt">For the ongoing relevance of his message and its influence on African American thought -- especially in the era of <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/2e0c7696d2" target="_blank">#BlackLivesMatter</a> -- we at NBPC have dedicated a special birthday tribute to Malcolm X. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/e4d93b75ff/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Check%20it%20out%20in%20our%20newest%20blog%20post%21&utm_campaign=Telly%20Award%2C%20African%20Oscars%20%2B%20%22The%20Return%22%20on%20POV" target="_blank">Check it out in our newest blog post!</a></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Remembering Regina Fraser</p></h3>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/7435e2302f/n=Regina-Fraser&pid=179939907" target="_blank"><img style="width:150px;min-height:179px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/f2bc988013/library/screen-shot-2016-05-16-at-6-04-28-pm.jpg" alt="screen-shot-2016-05-16-at-6-04-28-pm" title="screen-shot-2016-05-16-at-6-04-28-pm" align="right" border="0" height="179" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150"></a><div><div><div><div>With great sadness, we would like to acknowledge the recent loss of <b>Regina Fraser</b>, accomplished producer of the Emmy-winning and NBPC-funded television series <i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/7911ef3a2b" target="_blank">Grannies on Safari</a></i>. A former airline executive and the daughter of a jazz musician (Rex Stewart), Regina had an adventurous spirit and a passion for travel that made her a perfect co-host for the show. <i>Grannies on Safari</i> began on <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/2c3f501144" target="_blank">WTTW-Chicago</a> in 2006 and went on to air around the globe. </div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/aed9a44bc9/n=Regina-Fraser&pid=179939907" target="_blank">Read more about Regina's life and achievements here.</a></b></div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/4ede5274cc" target="_blank">Click here to see clips from "Grannies on Safari."</a></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/d441431088" target="_blank"><img style="width:200px;min-height:200px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/4321ec6e88/library/ifplogonew_400x400.jpg" alt="ifplogonew_400x400" title="ifplogonew_400x400" align="left" border="0" height="200" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="200"></a><div><div><div><div>The 38th annual <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/ad967b3494" target="_blank">IFP Film Week</a> (Sept 17-22) is the only international co-production market for film -- and now TV and web-based series -- in the United States. <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/c7c92bdc4d" target="_blank">Spotlight on Documentaries</a> is a meetings-driven forum that connects filmmakers with funders, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents, festival programmers and more. The forum is now accepting submissions from filmmakers in production or post-production on documentary features and series in need of financing partners and broadcast/distribution opportunities. The final deadline for submission is <b>Tuesday, May 24</b>.</div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/575ab869b9" target="_blank">Click here for more info and to apply.</a></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/adfee6e296" target="_blank"><img style="width:300px;min-height:150px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/e5b1732e08/library/Women%20Make%20Movies.jpg" alt="Women Make Movies" title="Women Make Movies" align="right" border="0" height="150" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="300"></a><div><div><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/dc9f63b038" target="_blank">Women Make Movies</a> is offering a series of June webinars and workshops for producers. <b>Friends of NBPC can register for a discounted rate! </b>Members and non-members welcome. The sessions include:</div><div><br></div><div><b>June 1:</b> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/410e4d0975" target="_blank">Meet the Funder (Catapult Film Fund)</a></div><div><br></div><div><b>June 8:</b> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/1fe9338310" target="_blank">Meet the Funder (Fork Films)</a></div><div><br></div><div><b>June 22:</b> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/67448cf7c6" target="_blank">Documentary Proposal Writing Basics</a></div><div><span style="font-size:10pt"></span></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/a0c4032a10" target="_blank"><img style="width:160px;min-height:160px" src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/6fdefb5570/e6676c9b9f/library/unnamed-4.jpg" alt="unnamed-4" title="unnamed-4" align="left" border="0" height="160" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="160"></a><div><div><div>Join <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/325c3e9a34" target="_blank">Artists for Peace and Justice</a> and Grammy Award-winning musician <b>Maxwell</b> at the <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/9b0202a91d" target="_blank">French Institute Alliance Française</a> on <b>Tuesday, June 1</b>, for a celebration of the unique beauty and culture of Haiti. Performers will include <b>Paul Beaubrun</b>, <b>Riva Preci</b>l and <b>Lakou Mizik</b>. The event will also showcase the past year's best film from the Institute. An exclusive cocktail reception with Haitian cuisine will follow the program -- and the best part? All proceeds benefit Haiti's <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/53d53514d2" target="_blank">Ciné Institute</a> and <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/86b1387520" target="_blank">Audio Institute</a>. </div><div><br></div><div><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/6fdefb5570/04399e82c1/d37e1b4eff" target="_blank">To purchase tickets for Haiti Optimiste, click here.</a></b></div></div><div><span style="font-size:10pt"></span></div><div><b></b></div><div><b></b></div></div><div><b></b></div></div>
     
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