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File #: 18-6970    Version: 1 Name: HONORING CRYSTAL BARNES AND ARK PRODUCTIONS FOR CREATING THE LAW OF MOISES FEATURE FILM
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: President
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CRYSTAL BARNES AND ARK PRODUCTIONS FOR CREATING THE LAW OF MOISES FEATURE FILM WHEREAS, Crystal Barnes received her Bachelor of the Arts in Theater and Communications from Temple University, and is Master of Fine Arts Candidate at Rutgers University; and WHEREAS, Crystal completed her master's degree in Non-Profit Management at Spertus College, but taught herself the business of entertainment, social media and film marketing; and WHEREAS, Crystal started Ark Productions 15 years ago to create works that inspire, motivate and change, and to provide women an opportunity to use their craft and advocate for careers that will transform perspectives and culture; and WHEREAS, Ark Productions has Chicago-specific production goals to use local talent and vendors to bring in revenue that support local businesses primarily on the south and west sides of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Ark Productions exists to create films in which people of color and differently-abled pe...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING CRYSTAL BARNES AND ARK PRODUCTIONS FOR CREATING THE LAW OF MOISES FEATURE FILM

 

WHEREAS, Crystal Barnes received her Bachelor of the Arts in Theater and Communications from Temple University, and is Master of Fine Arts Candidate at Rutgers University; and

 

WHEREAS, Crystal completed her master’s degree in Non-Profit Management at Spertus College, but taught herself the business of entertainment, social media and film marketing; and

 

WHEREAS, Crystal started Ark Productions 15 years ago to create works that inspire, motivate and change, and to provide women an opportunity to use their craft and advocate for careers that will transform perspectives and culture; and

 

WHEREAS, Ark Productions has Chicago-specific production goals to use local talent and vendors to bring in revenue that support local businesses primarily on the south and west sides of Chicago; and

 

WHEREAS, Ark Productions exists to create films in which people of color and differently-abled people have the opportunity to be in the spotlight where they might otherwise only be an after-thought or the ever-present stereotype; and

 

WHEREAS, The Law of Moises , the first full length feature film by Ark Productions, is a film about a troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his hometown who discovers his destiny is to save it; and

 

WHEREAS, Ark Productions’ goal is to develop 2-3 feature films per year and create a mentoring program for women 30 years and older; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, honor Crystal Barnes and Ark Productions and praise its essential contribution to the cultural viability of Cook County.end