Tracey's Book Is Out!!

Tracey's book now available!

STORY MONEY IMPACT: Funding Media for Social Change is a book about opportunity.  Many mission-aligned filmmakers, financiers and activists share common goals around impact.  Today, social-issues storytellers are sharpening their craft, while funders with finite resources focus on reach, and strategic innovators bring more robust impact evaluation tools.  STORY MONEY IMPACT illuminates the sweet spot at the core of these three pursuits. 

Structured around stories from the frontlines, this book reveals best practices in the fields of documentary, independent journalism and digital content. Readers learn five key story ingredients, five progressive financing sources and five impact strategies, while meeting people behind such seminal works as CITIZENFOUR, The Corporation, and Food Inc.  Practitioners and students of media, as well as those who may finance or employ it for social activism, will gain practical know-how and inspiration. 


Vimeo is Going to Start Funding Female Filmmakers

"... now that Jennifer Lawrence is writing letters about not getting paid as much as her male costars and The New York Times Magazine is writing huge features on how tough it is for women to get anywhere as filmmakers, it’s getting harder to ignore.

Let's not forget Gillian Anderson, who was initially offered half the salary of her co-star not only for the original X-Files series, but for the redux as well!

"Under the initiative, announced today at the Sundance Film Festival, Vimeo will bankroll at least five projects from women filmmakers this year. It will identify burgeoning directors through its current acquisitions pipeline, the team behind its original series, and the in-house group that handles the platform’s Staff Picks. Staffers also will meet with female filmmakers during Sundance in a bid to find candidates."