Wednesday, January 19, 2005

BioPic: Passion of Words Turning into Action: A Black Deaf Filmmaker’s Journey Selected for 2005 PAFF

Hi-

Would you consider donating $20-50 or more for my friend's trip to the prominent film festival in LA? It's tax-deductible. This is such a honor. Thanks for your consideration, purchase, and/or contribution.

-Sarah

J A D E Films, Pending L.L.C.
(212) 665-9668
jade@jadefilm.com
www.jadefilm.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

• DeafVision Filmworks/JADE Films Productions' BioPic: Passion of Words Turning into Action: A Black Deaf Filmmaker’s Journey Selected for 2005
Pan African Film Festival

• Financial Support for Networking & Finding Distributor at Pan African Film Festival

• ‘BioPic’ movie preview now available for viewing at: http://homepage.mac.com/jade14/iMovieTheater12.html

JANUARY 18, 2005 (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) -- DeafVision Filmworks & JADE Films Productions are pleased to announce that Pan African Film
Festival (PAFF) selected BioPic: PASSION OF WORDS TURNING INTO ACTION: A BLACK DEAF FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY for documentary competition in Los Angeles. BioPic will be screened on February 18, 2004 at 1:00 PM. The filmmaker needs financial contributions for her appearance during the Pan African Film Festival (February 10 – 21, 2005).

“The Pan African Film Festival is a truly important stepping stone for me in my career as a filmmaker. During my festival appearance, I need to pay for my own personal interpreter in order to network with other filmmakers, meet investors, attend workshops, and talk about my films, my device products and projects I have lined up for the next five years,” said Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan.

BioPic and other film works are available for sale through the website. Sale proceedings will go toward paying for Jade’s PAFF appearance. Financial contributions can also be made to DeafVision Filmworks through paying online by clicking on www.jadefilm.com/donation.htm. Jade would greatly appreciate your support in helping raise at least $1500 for her appearance and networking at PAFF. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and will go toward DeafVision Filmworks. JADE Films is a project supported by DeafVision Filmworks, a 501©3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.

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About DeafVision Filmworks, Inc.
DeafVision Filmworks, founded in 1991, caters to filmmakers of color to develop stories that are overlooked, ignored, or suppressed by the media gatekeepers. It is a New York-based non-profit corporation founded by African American Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan who believes in the importance of educating the general public about the cultural experiences of Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Your contribution helps finance productions and design and administer new programs and activities that support emerging filmmakers and builds audiences for their work.

About JADE Films Production
JADE Films – where the passion of words are turned into action. JADE Films is an independent film production company engaged in the development and production of multi-media technology, video, broadcasting, television and film. The mission is to raise consciousness about African Americans and Latinos who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, whether culturally Deaf or with varied degrees of hearing loss who do not identify with deaf culture.


“The visual of ‘OUR LIFE, OUR CULTURE’ is a motion picture we see everyday, unless it is HOW you see them. If Hollywood won’t do it, who will?” - Jade