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StartUp Funding for Cisco & Co. Productions, LLC.

Cisco & Co. Productions Develops and Produces Digital & Live Projects focusing on Black Narratives Across the African Diaspora.

$8,230
pledged of$35,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 15, 2020

Project Description

Greetings!

 

My name is Marie Cisco and I am a Producer. Cisco & Co. Productions, LLC was founded by myself with a goal to create a nurturing, safe space for artists to create work rooted in black culture; and that is driven by needs of the artists. The overall goal for the company is the have 3 arms- Development, Production, and Training. 

The goal for the next 5 years, is to have office space, at least 2 studios for filming and rehearsals, and a blackbox space. Once the foundation of the company is complete and a rhythm of developing and producing work has been established, we will purchase residency/retreat space for artists to go live and work for a period of time. These past few months have shown us how important rest is,  especially for black people(s), so this will be the primary use of this space and the making will be secondary. Artists will be encouraged to rest as much as they need and work as they feel moved to. 

 

In the immediate, I am seeking funding for:

  • General operating expenses and development costs for the next year including Payroll. I will be renting office space, paying one full-time and on part-time employee. 
  • Supplies and Equipment
  • At the moment, we are a team of two, myself (Owner/Lead Producer) and an Associate Producer. I am looking to bring on an accountant in the next 6 months and this funding would help me make that reality. 

A few Projects in the Works:

  • I am working on building a cohort of writers who will be in residence with the company for the next two years. 
  • I am currently in development with a writer for a small budget sci-film 
  • I am in the process of putting together an Anthology featuring work from 20+ black millennial artists reflecting on what the performing arts world can/should look like post-corona. I am currently looking for Publishers.

 

 

Celebration for the life of Ntozake Shange (Producer)
On Set for THE US vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY
Culminating performance for "Black Girl Magic" (Producer)

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Barbara Futter
09/10/2020
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$250
09/08/2020
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$25
anonymous
09/02/2020
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$50
Katherine Hodge
09/02/2020
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$50
Cody Johnson
09/01/2020
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$30
Lucie Ledbetter
09/01/2020
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Danielle Ruff
09/01/2020
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$20
Gina Roi
09/01/2020
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$20
Anonymous
09/01/2020
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$5,000
Patti
08/31/2020
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$30
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