Friday, September 3, 2010

Sundance Institute Needs Your Help

Support independent film and artists:

From: Keri Putnam
Date: September 3, 2010
To: Jason Williams 
Subject: Take Part with Sundance Institute

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am happy to let you know that Sundance Institute has been selected by American Express and TakePart for an opportunity to receive $200,000 through the Members Project program. We are competing against other nonprofit organizations to receive the greatest number of votes in the Arts & Culture category during the contest period from August 30th - November 21st.

The competition is steep and we need your help. Please vote for Sundance Institute and help us raise these critical funds for our support of independent artists around the world. You may cast one vote per week. Past winners have cited weekly voting by their supporters as the key to taking home the cash prize.

Whether it's a window into the world of a teenage girl navigating the dangerous social terrain of the Ozark Mountains through Debra Granik's Dramatic Grand Prize winner Winter's Bone, or a journey with the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Trouble the Water, by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, the Institute supports the kind of original storytelling that allows each of us to see the world from new perspectives.

Please help us win by registering on the TakePart website here and voting for Sundance Institute every week. You only need to register once and then log in each week to vote. You can also sign up for our weekly email reminder here to make sure you don't forget.

We would love if you would spread the word to your family and friends through Facebook, Twitter and emails. The link to share for voting is and you can find us in the "Arts & Culture" category.

It will be all of us that make the difference. Many thanks for your votes and for your continued support.


Keri Putnam
Executive Director, Sundance Institute
8530 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills CA 90211

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