Screen Ireland Backs Projects From Jim Sheridan, Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Aisling Walsh In Latest Funding Round

In its latest funding round, Vikings and Brooklyn backer Screen Ireland has funded new projects from six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan, Ida scribe Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Maudie director Aisling Walsh. The largest production awards of €700k went to Cowtown Pictures’ … Read more…

Committee reviews campaign funding allegation against Democratic Rep. Trahan

The House Ethics Committee on Monday announced it’s extending an inquiry into Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., following allegations the freshman Democratic congresswoman failed to properly disclose the source of $ 371,000 in personal funds she loaned to her campaign before … Read more…

German Heritage Sector Applauds Increased Digitization, Preservation Funding

LYON, France  — Germany’s film heritage sector is celebrating a new federal and state-funded initiative launching in January that will provide €10 million ($ 11.15 million) a year towards the digitization and preservation of feature films. Rainer Rother, the artistic … Read more…

UK Genre Firm Adds Two For AFM Slate; ‘The Favourite’ Backer Screen Ireland Ups Funding; Tobias Lindholm Series Heads To BBC, RTL — Global Briefs

EXCLUSIVE: UK genre sales firm Devilworks has added two titles to its slate for the upcoming American Film Market. Matteo Rolleri’s outfit has boarded world sales rights to U.S. supernatural horror The Special by B. Harrison Smith (Death House) about … Read more…

Tenn. Block Grant Experiment Would Boost Federal Funding, State Medicaid Chief Says

Tennessee wants to be the first state to test a radical approach for federal financing of Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for low-income people. The proposal, Tennessee Medicaid Director Gabe Roberts said, would increase the federal government’s contributions by … Read more…

Planned Parenthood’s State Funding Protected With Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear Case

Five Supreme Court justices rejected an appeals case from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to withhold Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood. As a result, two lower court rulings stay in place that block the states from stripping funds from … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $164,000 in Grant Funding to Improve Public Health

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente has awarded $ 164,000 in community benefit grant funding to community health initiatives in Hawaii. The grant recipients are working to improve public health with a focus on serving low-income and vulnerable populations. “At Kaiser Permanente … Read more…