October 15, 2009

Rich-Heape helps NMAI with films

Cherokee film producer invited to assist NMAI with planningCherokee Nation citizen Steven R. Heape, executive producer of Rich-Heape Films is one of five Native American filmmakers invited to participate in the strategic planning for film and video content for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, scheduled to open in September 2004 in Washington, D.C.

Rich-Heape Films is requesting assistance from producers of Native American films and videos to help identify finished works on any and all topics, long or shorts, for evaluation, archiving and possible museum exhibitions. Send completed projects, preferably on VHS format, to Rich-Heape Films, 5952 Royal Lane, Suite 254, Dallas, TX 75230. Unless requested, tapes will not be returned.

“These works will be presented to national and international distributors and audiences offering the projects and the producers exposure rarely available to filmmakers,” Heape said. The films may be used to develop programming for the 300-seat theater and video screening kiosks now under construction for the museum.
Comment:  This article refers to the NMAI's opening in the future, so it may be a reprint from 2003. Still, it's worth noting.

For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.

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