‘Fancy Dance’ filmmaker Erica Tremblay to receive inaugural Jaya Award at Athena Film Festival

‘Fancy Dance’ filmmaker Erica Tremblay to receive inaugural Jaya Award at Athena Film Festival

“Fancy Dance” stars Indigenous performer Lily Gladstone, a trailblazing Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for her lead role in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

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Jennifer Vanderbes wins development grant for historical script about thalidomide’s hidden U.S. history

Jennifer Vanderbes wins development grant for historical script about thalidomide’s hidden U.S. history

“The Gatekeeper” is a historical drama based on the story of Frances Kelsey, the FDA medical reviewer who in the early 1960s fought a major pharmaceutical firm to keep the drug thalidomide off the American market. The script is based on Vanderbes’ upcoming nonfiction book “Wonder Drug: The Secret History of Thalidomide in America and Its Hidden Victims.”

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