Grant Type: Program/Project
Duration: Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
The Filmmakers Collaborative supports the vision of media makers through fiscal sponsorship and educational services. Founded in 1986, the Boston-based nonprofit provides low-cost fiscal sponsorship to hundreds of independent media makers across the country.
A collective of independent producers is embarking on the creation of the first in-depth television documentary series telling the story of Muslims in the United States. This three-part series has garnered PBS support and spans history from Muslims who arrived as settlers and enslaved people as early as the 16th century through the generations of migration and conversion that have made the American Muslim population the most diverse on earth today. The project leads include Dina Hossain, a filmmaker with more than 20 years’ experience making documentaries for television broadcasters and independent markets in the U.S. and internationally, and Graham Judd, a veteran documentary producer with over 25 years’ experience making films for a range of broadcasters including BBC, PBS, ABC, Discovery and History. Together, they are building a creative team and have curated a roster of esteemed historians and professors and leading universities and institutions. This phase of the project includes research, consultations with leading scholars, scriptwriting and initial filming. Production is expected to begin in the summer of 2019, with the project being completed in 2020, and airing—with an engagement campaign—in 2021.
Year founded: 1986
Location: New York, NY