KQED Arts RigthnowIsh Podcast
On this episode of #Rightnowish Pendarvis Harshaw & Marisol Medina-Cadena chatted with Ponce at her mother's home in Richmond to discuss how her personal experiences translate to universal stories of growing pains.
SUNDANCE/WIF FINANCING INTENSIVE HERE WE COME!
Excited to be a fellow and participate with Sundance and Women In Film for a financing intensive with Washing Elena. Thank you and can't wait to share and learn.
PBS THE LATINO EXPERIENCE
9PM JULY 6, 2021
"PBS recently presented The Latino Experience, a new, three-part anthology series of short fiction and non-fiction films as part of its commitment to support and present diverse content created by a wide range of storytellers."
HONORED TO RECEIVE THE SFFILM RAININ GRANT!
Hard work and perseverance will pay off. Beyond the moon to have received this coveted grant. I'm honored to be on this list of 2019 grant winners. Casting for Washing Elena here we come.
LA VOZ DE MICHOACÁN
My father searched for the print newspaper everywhere he could. He's proud of this native born Michoacana in La Voz De Michoacán: "Cuando la mujer cuenta una historia, la cuenta con una protagonista mejor y lo contamos de otro modo y es importante que lo hagamos porque son nuestras voces."
WASHING ELENA AND I'VE BEEN SELECTED FOR
FILM INDEPENDENT FAST TRACK
Very excited to announce I was selected as a Fast Track fellow. Pitched to 58 times: a fast-paced, intensive three-day event that saw participants connect in timed intervals—speed-dating style!—with a wide range of established financiers, production companies, representation and other film industry professionals with the power to help projects level-up. Thank you, Film Independent!!!
REMEZCLA AND ME
Meet 3 Latina Screenwriters Featured on Prestigious List of Most Promising Unproduced Latino Scripts
THE BLACK LIST LAUNCHES LATINX LIST AND I'M ON IT!
The Black List has selected Washing Elelna as one of it's ten scripts that make up the inaugural Latinx List. I'm very excited to be a part of this list and look forward to attending NALIP for it's announcement.
PITCHING AT AT&T/TRIBECA UNTOLD STORIES?!
Can't believe I'm going to NYC to participate in Untold Stories! At/during Tribeca Film Festival! Pitching for $1M in front of Len Amato, Mira Nair, Kal Penn, Katie Holmes, and others. No pressure...
SFFILM FILMHOUSE RESIDENCY, YEAR 2
Grateful to be back again at SFFILM FilmHouse for another great year. Get to continue working with amazing mentors like Nicole Perlman, Jenny Frisbee, Kimberly Parker, among others. Great camaraderie with other talented troublemakers, and wonderful support from the artist development team at SFFILM.
PARADISO PURUPECHO AND
CINE QUA NON LAB FELLOW
Headed to Tzintzuntzan, Mexico, in the state of Michoacan, where, incidentally, I was born. I get to meet with an amazing group of mentors and nine other writers from around the globe to workshop Washing Elena. Beautiful swallows and mezcal in the land of the Purepecha!
SFFILM FILMHOUSE RESIDENCY!
So excited that this year I get to focus my attention on developing Washing Elena with an amazing bunch of mentors as one of the SF Film House Artists in Residence! Couldn't be more happy/excited/terrified/ready to work my butt off. Thank you, mentors, and especially the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, for supporting local artists!
HEADED TO SAN ANTONIO
Woke up to the best news ever. In March I get to go to San Antonio, TX, because Washing Elena got accepted into the Latino Screenwriting Project! Wow, this is gonna be so great. Get to toss ideas around with some amazingly talented Latino writers (some of whom are already so accomplished). Now to find some good BBQ joints.
The Rainin Fellow in Film 2022
n April 2022, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the recipients of The Rainin Fellowship, an initiative now in its second year that supports visionary artists working across disciplines in the Bay Area. Administered by United States Artists, the Fellowship awards four artists annually with unrestricted grants of $100,000, as well as supplemental support tailored to address each Fellow’s specific needs and goals, including financial planning, communications and marketing help and legal services.