Recent Grants

Film/Television/Radio and New Media: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A  June 2 – 4, 2008

Allen Bell 
Program Director , Contemporary Arts & New Initiatives
Southern Arts Federation
Atlanta, GA

Michelle Byrd
Executive Director
Independent Feature Project
Brooklyn, NY

Rebecca Campbell 
Film Producer, Director
Executive Director
Austin Film Society
Austin, TX

Gary E. Grunder (Layperson)
Retired Federal Employee
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Lewes, DE

Charlie Humphrey
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

Ben Kim 
Director of Institutional Giving
Sundance Institute
Beverly Hills, CA

Jeanne Luckett 
Writer, Video Producer
Owner
Luckett Communications, LLC
Jackson, MS

Bill Pence
Director of Film, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Dartmouth College
Portsmouth, NH

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B 
June 4, 2008

Gary E. Grunder (Layperson)
Retired Federal Employee
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Lewes, DE

Charlie Humphrey
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

Ben Kim 
Director of Institutional Giving
Sundance Institute
Beverly Hills, CA

Jeanne Luckett 
Writer, Video Producer
Owner
Luckett Communications, LLC
Jackson, MS

Media Arts – Access to Artistic Excellence ’09 Panel C
June 4, 2008

Gary E. Grunder (Layperson)
Retired Federal Employee
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Lewes, DE

Charlie Humphrey
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeanne Luckett 
Writer, Video Producer
Owner
Luckett Communications, LLC
Jackson, MS

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A October 22 – 24, 2008

Ruth Bradley
Director
Athens Center for Film & Video
Ohio University
New Marshfield, OH

Suzanne La Rosa (Layperson)
Co-Founder & Publisher
NewSouth Books
Louisville, KY

Jeff Liu     
Associate Director, Visual Communications 
Southern California Asian American Studies Central
Los Angeles, CA 

Eileen Newman
Deputy Director
Tribeca Film Institute
New York, NY

Skip Pizzi
Media Technology Consultant
Fairfax, VA

Gordon Quinn 
President and Founding Member
Kartemquin Films
Chicago, IL

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
October 24, 2008

Ruth Bradley
Director
Athens Center for Film & Video
Ohio University
New Marshfield, OH

Suzanne La Rosa (Layperson)
Co-Founder & Publisher
NewSouth Books
Louisville, KY

Skip Pizzi
Media Technology Consultant
Fairfax, VA

Arts on Radio and Television, Panel A
December 4-5, 2008

Joyce Campbell
Vice President, Education & Children’s Programming
KCET-TV
Los Angeles, CA

John Silliman Dodge
Radio Program Director
Public Radio Station KBPS
Portland, OR

Jeanne Luckett
Owner
Luckett Communications, LLC
Jackson, MS

Laura Waterman Wittstock (Layperson)
President and CEO
Wittstock & Associates
Minneapolis, MN

Shaun Yu
Program Director
Public Radio Station WDPR
Springboro, OH

Arts on Radio and Television, Panel B1
January 29-30, 2009

Lynette Lewis Allston (Layperson)
Community Volunteer
Drewryville, VA

David Griffiths
Independent Producer
New York, NY

Ron Hull
Senior Advisor to Programming
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
Lincoln, NE

Madison Davis Lacy 
Film Director and Producer
Associate Professor of Theater and Film
University of Kansas
Weehawken, NJ

Martha Ronish
Independent Radio Producer
Edmonds WA

Arts on Radio and Television, Panel B2
January 30, 2009

Lynette Lewis Allston (Layperson)
Community Volunteer
Drewryville, VA

David Griffiths
Independent Producer
New York, NY

Martha Ronish
Independent Radio Producer
Edmonds WA

Arts on Radio and Television, Panel C
January 30, 2009

Lynette Lewis Allston (Layperson)
Community Volunteer
Columbia, SC

Larry Coressel
Announcer, Production Manager
WDPR-FM, 88.1
Dayton Public Radio
Springfield, OH

David Griffiths
Independent Producer
New York, NY

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A
May 21, 2009

Lynnette Allston (Layperson)
Civic Leader, Community Volunteer
Columbia, SC

Larry Coressel
Production Manager
WDPR-FM 8801. Dayton Public Radio
Springfield, OH

Charlie Humphrey
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Center for the Arts 
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeanne Luckett
Owner
Luckett Communications, LLC
Jackson, MS

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B
May 21, 2009

Lynnette Allston (Layperson)
Civic Leader, Community Volunteer
Columbia, SC

Alyce Myatt
Managing Director
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media
Baltimore, MD

Jeff Ramirez
Director of Programming/Vice President for Radio
Radio KERA Dallas-Fort Worth
Grand Prairie, TX

Milos Stehlik
Director
Facets Multi-Media
Chicago, IL

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers 
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Ron Hull 
Senior Advisor to Programming 
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications 
Lincoln, NE

Sarah Lutman 
President and Managing Director 
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 
St. Paul, MN