Festival play continues

March was a big month for Romeo Galante films. New Children/New York added another major honor to its list of credits when it received an Honorable Mention at the 2012 Todas las Voces Contra el Silencio Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Documental Independiente in Mexico City. El Regreso de Lencho was an Official Selection in the Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este in Uruguay.

The New Children/New York website now has curriculum supporting teaching with the documentary at the high school level in the humanities classroom, and at the college level in both humanities and social sciences courses. Information on how to buy the DVD, produced with Standby Media, can also be found on the website.

And we are pleased to announce that The Beaches received another grant for 2012-13, from the PSC-CUNY Research Award program.

Lauren Mucciolo continues production with True Vision on the PBS/BBS documentary about children living in poverty due to America’s current dismal economic climate, having relocated to the Quad Cities in the midwest until August.

Poor Kids & other updates

Romeo Galante’s Lauren Mucciolo is now working as a producer on a television documentary commissioned by BBC 2’s This World and PBS/WGBH’s Frontline for the leading, London-based True Vision Productions! Tentatively titled Poor Kids USA, the hour-long current affairs program will look at poverty in America today through the perspectives of three children growing up on the bottom rung of society’s ladder. It will follow their experiences and their perceptions of life over several months of filming. Directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jezza Neumann, the film will highlight the effects of the current economic downturn on families who previously enjoyed middle class life but are now facing hunger, homelessness and other serious struggles for the first time.

In news from the RG catalogue, the Brooklyn Arts Council recently awarded a Community Arts Fund grant towards production of The Beaches. The New Children/New York website just got a makeover. And El Regreso de Lencho will have its theatrical premiere in Guatemala City at la MUCA on February 23rd.