Spending bill in Congress keeps CPB funding intact

Posted: December 12, 2014

CPB is set to receive its full requested appropriation in the spending bill nearing passage in Congress, which will fund the government through next September. The 1,603-page bill, already passed by the House of Representatives, includes the full $445 million … Continue reading

Kartemquin Films co-founder Jerry Blumenthal dies at 78

Posted: December 11, 2014

Jerry Blumenthal, a founding partner of Chicago documentary house Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), died Nov. 13 after battling cancer. He was 78. “Jerry was my filmmaking partner for over four decades,” said Kartemquin co-founder Gordon Quinn in a … Continue reading