Thursday, December 3, 2009

Five Brooklyn Filmmakers Receive JT3 Artist Awards

We recently received word that five Brooklyn residents received the first-ever JT3 Artist Awards for emerging filmmakers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 22:

* Bridget Palardy, JT3 Artist Award of Distinction, $2,500
* Nikyatu Jusu, JT3 Artist Award, $1,500
* Wendy James, JT3 Artist Award, $1,000
* Chioke Nassor, JT3 Artist Award, $500
* Andrew Brotzman, JT3 Artist Award, $500

The celebration featured director Adam Brooks ("Definitely, Maybe") and was hosted by Tony-award nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon.

Jesse and Judith Thompkins launched The Jesse Thompkins III Foundation for Young People in the Arts in memory of their son, a young filmmaker who was killed while jogging at the corner of Vanderbilt and Atlantic in Brooklyn on August 3, 2008.

JT3 Art chose Brooklyn as the focus of their 2009 grant program because of Jesse’s passion for the neighborhood.

See here for more photos and details of the event.

Photo: From left to right: Wendy James, Chioke Nassor, JT3 Art Chair Judith Thompkins, Nikyatu Jusu, Bridget Palardy (not pictured Andrew Brotzman)
Photo courtesy of JT3 Art

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