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Ford Donates $10,000 to Blair Underwood’s SHOW Program

February 17, 2012 by  
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Ford Donates $10,000 to Blair Underwood’s SHOW Program



               (L-R)     Pamela Alexander, Director, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services,
Actor
Blair Underwood, Daniel Belgrad, President, SHOW (Students Helping Our World)
and
Lamell McMorris, NAACP, National Board Member.

Photo by: Valerie Goodloe

About the 8th Annual NAACP Hollywood Symposium
This year’s symposium, entitled “Film Financing in Black and White,” which brings together a distinguished panel of industry insiders who will discuss what it takes to bring together and secure film financing.  The panel provided real-life experiences, best practices and a metrics for what it takes to get projects green-lite. They will also discuss the unique obstacles in securing funding for projects that have a predominately minority cast, and reflect on the recent comments made by George Lucas expressing the difficulties he experienced in securing funding for “Red Tails” as a back drop.

Ford Fund presented a $10,000 check to Students Helping Our World (S.H.O.W. Program) supported by actor, author, and humanitarian Blair Underwood.  S.H.O.W. is a program designed to motivate high school students from lower performing schools to improve grades.  Underwood is working  with the Mayor of Los Angeles and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools where four LA high schools have been targeted for the program.

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