Exciting ASF News!

ASF Awards its 50th Grant!



We are thrilled to announce that we've awarded our 50th filmmaker production grant since our inception in 2007! Fifty incredibly talented women from all over the world have been touched by Adrienne's legacy. We look forward to awarding so many more grants in the years to come. A big congratulations to Meredith Danluck for being our 50th! Her script STATE LIKE SLEEP is terrific and we can't wait to see the film someday soon! And we thank our partners at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, through which Meredith was a participant.



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August 8th, 2013
RIP Karen Black

RIP Karen Black. She was a good friend of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation and a truly special person.


August 2nd, 2013
Sara Blecher's OTELO BURNING Makes a CNN List of "10 Must-See African Movies of 21st Century"

Congrats to ASF grantee Sara Blecher, whose terrific film OTELO BURNING is on a CNN list of "10 Must See African Films of the 21st Century"

Watch the trailer here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gek4b3x0TTQ

July 31st, 2013
ASF Grantee Sarah Gertrude Shapiro's SEQUIN RAZE Picked Up For Lifetime Show!

Congrat's to recent ASF/AFI grant recipient Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, whose short film SEQUIN RAZE will be turned into a television program on Lifetime. Sarah will co-write and produce. Check out the SEQUIN RAZE trailer here... http://vimeo.com/59105722


July 29th, 2013
ASF Grantee Penny Lane's OUR NIXON Premieres on CNN Thursday Night

Check out ASF's 45th grant recipient Penny Lane's OUR NIXON, premiering this Thurs night on CNN. A truly fascinating look into the Nixon White House through 100% archive footage / home movies. Congrats Penny!


July 17th, 2013
ASF Grantee Lisa Robertson's COMMERCE Now Available on iTunes!

Check out ASF grantee Lisa Robertson's awesome short COMMERCE now available on iTunes!


July 3rd, 2013
ASF Awards 45th Grant to Penny Lane (OUR NIXON) at Nantucket Film Festival

Congrat's to Penny Lane for winning the 2013 Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award for her fascinating documentary OUR NIXON which, through archival footage exclusively, chronicles the tragfic downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. View trailer here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYWQJKgbo_w

June 20th, 2013
Auction Winner Cameron Mahbubian Proposes to Girlfriend Candyce at Julianna Margulies Lunch!

ASF auction winners Candyce and Cameron has an amazing time with the awesome Julianna Margulies at NYC's Cafe Luxembourgh. And at the end of lunch, Cameron took to one knee and proposed to Candyce! The entire event was a total surprise to her...and fortunately she said yes! Congrats to Candyce and Cameron! We wish you much happiness and good fortune. And a big thank you to Julianna for her continued support of ASF and for making Candyce and Cameron's day so special!

Candyce and Cameron (freshly engaged!) with Julianna Margulies

June 19th, 2013
Fox Searchlight / 20th Century Fox Continues Its Generous Support of ASF!

A huge thank you to Nancy Utley Jacobs´╗┐, Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox for their continued generosity and support of ASF!

June 17th, 2013
Michelle Williams Joins ASF Advisory Board

Three-time Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Michelle Williams has joined the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Advisory Board