At the beginning of my professional career in film-making, I was a successful applicant for grants for film development and production from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Later in the 1980s, I worked for four years as a senior program officer for the NEH Media Program. This gave me substantial insights into how the whole peer-review process works. Since then, I have helped many people sharpen their applications by working with them on their grant narratives.

My philosophy: I don’t believe in “grant-writers” as such; you have to know what you want to do, and you have to be able to explain it in clear, concise terms. I am happy to consult with you on your project and guide you along the ways that will increase your chances for success.


Project Development and Grant-writing

Photos from an early project: working with Georges Rouquier in France on his final feature film, Biquefarre, 1983, initiated by Rouquier and me and funded in part by NEH.