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WHAT IS FISCAL SPONSORSHIP ?
Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity, such as Moving Train, agrees to sponsor a project that furthers our mission, for the purpose of fundraising through grants and donations. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations for your documentary, with the oversight, support and endorsement of Moving Train.
Dana is currently in production on a feature documentary called Pick of the Litter which follows a litter of puppies from birth until they make the cut to become Guide Dogs for the Blind or get cut from the program (think Spellbound or Hoop Dreams for dogs.) Nachman is also in production on a documentary short called, “Sandman” about a man whose only relief from excruciating chronic pain is to make magnificent sand mandalas that are swept away by the tide hours later.
Don is currently in production on a feature documentary called Pick of the Litter which follows a litter of puppies from birth until they make the cut to become Guide Dogs for the Blind or get cut from the program, and a documentary about the birth and development of an aid organization in Haiti after a massive earthquake devastated the county in 2010.
Over the years, Don has won numerous awards for his films, photography, and editing including 6 Emmys, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 7 Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards.
Nikki began her legal career as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., after which she joined the Palo Alto office of Cooley LLP where she had a general corporate practice counseling early stage private companies and public companies. Nikki is a member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court Bar Associations, a member of the advisory board of the Northern California Innocence Project.
Nikki loves movies and one two her favorite documentary films, aside from those affiliated with Moving Train and KTF Films, are Good Hair featuring Chris Rock and Mad Hot Ballroom.
Lisa currently is a media relations specialist at Stanford Health Care. She resides in Menlo Park with her husband and two sons.
Most recently, she worked as a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary, Batkid Begins, which was acquired by New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Brothers. The Documentary won audience awards at Cinequest Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival, Dallas Film Festival, and Rincon International Festival.
Liza also wrote and produced the documentary, Molly’s Journey, for NBC Bay Area, which aired in 2014. The short documentary followed a young mother of two who is living with stage IV lung cancer. Molly’s Journey won two Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy award.
Liza graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Today, she is a science curriculum writer and educator for the Bay Area non-profit Science is Elementary, while a busy mom to Sammy, 6, and Mia, 3.
In addition to his M.B.A., Kyle holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Not satisfied with the existing blog format, Grant recently introduced True & Everlasting, published on a new visual blogging platform by GreenerMags. With a keen interest in student publishing, he serves on the newly-formed advisory committee for the next generation of magazine communications at Wesleyan University and is also an active advisor to JHU Politik, a Johns Hopkins political journal. Grant combines his love for ideas, design and sustainability conceiving and launching new startup brands online. Current projects include FirstRide Cars (Safer, cooler, greener cars) and Tunespotter (Find the music behind the media). Grant continues to identify creative business opportunities around design and sustainable practices. His mission: Do good. Do well.™
She is thrilled to be a part of the Moving Train organization.
He, along with Don Hardy, co-wrote and co-produced the documentary Sound Man.
Kaplan spent many years in Washington, DC, covering lobbying and money-in-politics for a variety of media outlets, among them: Legal Times, ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC on the Internet and PBS. Her documentary, “Justice for Sale,” co-produced with Bill Moyers for FRONTLINE, revealed the corrupting influence of campaign cash on the judicial system. More recently, Kaplan has produced investigative pieces examining the impact of lobbying on public policy, especially on environmental issues, for Dan Rather Reports and for the American University Investigative Reporting Workshop.
A 2001-02 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Kaplan has won numerous other journalism honors, among them the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Prize for Distinguished Reporting, The Lowell Mellett Award for Media Criticism (now called the Bart Richards Prize), a Screenwriters Guild nomination, and several national Emmy nominations. In 2008-09, she was a lecturer on political reporting at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. From 2008 to 2010, Kaplan was an investigative reporting fellow with the Nation Institute.
Kaplan is now finishing a book exposing how environmental pollutants damage the developing brain – and why the government has failed to protect the public against them. It will be published next year by Nation Books, an imprint of Basic Books.
Kaplan earned a BA at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Journalism degree from University of California, Berkeley.
During her fellowship year, Kaplan will write a monograph on the EPA and will also work to develop a way to measure political and corporate influence at the EPA.