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Spring 2019 START Grants

The Punch/CCM Non-Profit Advocacy Project

Professor Art Herbig won a $5,000 START grant for a collaboration with Fort Wayne-based Punch Films and the Center for Collaborative Media this cycle.

The project will give students taking COM-43001: Documentary Production hands-on experience with an internationally renowned production company while creating a documentary film for a local non-profit of the students' choosing.

"Our hope for this specific project is that this is the start of a series that can be done for nonprofits in Fort Wayne," Herbig said. "We hope to create an avenue through which students can connect to facets of the Fort Wayne community while learning about production and creating something for organizations who would otherwise be unable to afford such services."