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Steven Spielberg-Backed Jewish Story Partners’ First Grantees Include Docs By Joey Soloway, Maxim Pozdorovkin

Steven Spielberg-Backed Jewish Story Partners’ First Grantees Include Docs By Joey Soloway, Maxim Pozdorovkin

Jewish Story Partners, a new Los Angeles-based film foundation with initial funding from Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s Righteous Persons Foundation, named its first round of grantees Wednesday including projects from Joey Soloway (Transparent), Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Our New President) and Luke Lorentzen (Midnight Family).

Jsp awarded a total of $225,000 to ten U.S. documentary projects. The selections jury included Lou Cove, founder of Jewish arts funding collaborative Canvas; documentary film producer Julie Goldman, and Kim Yutani, Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival.

“We are honored to support this bold and imaginative group of filmmakers and their projects,” the trio said in a joint statement. “These excellent films reflect a broad range of Jewish experiences, from the spiritual and artistic to the cultural and political.”

Jsp is led by Roberta Grossman, who serves as Producing Director, and veteran film festival programmer, former Sundance Catalyst director,

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