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Grantee Update: Pew's Global Shark Conservation Films in Production

A production update from our 2017 CMG Blue Initiative Grantee:

"As the recipient of CMG’s Blue Initiative Grant, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global shark conservation campaign has been identifying the most important shark areas around the world to capture footage of whale sharks and other shark species that could receive international protections at the Convention on the Conservation Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP12) in Manila in October this year.

CMG Fellow at Impact Results from the Peoples Climate March

Early in 2017, we awarded an 8-month CMG Fellowship, including a $40,000 stipend, to Aleksei Wagner, a New York-based activist and filmmaker, to collaborate with’s digital campaign staff. Halfway through his fellowship, our CMG Fellow has already had a dramatic impact.

CMG Oceans & Plastic Workshop Highlights Change-making Collaborations & Connections

Last week we hosted a 4-day Catalyst Workshop focused on Oceans & Plastic with an international group of change-makers at Alnoba in Kensington, New Hampshire. We brought together more than a dozen filmmakers, strategists, and organizations from around the world - including participants from Mexico, the Bahamas, Estonia, Australia, and across the United States.

Featured Grantee Films

CMG Selects Pew’s Global Shark Conservation Campaign for 2017 Blue Initiative Grant
CMG is proud to announce the 2017 recipient of our $30,000 Blue Initiative Grant, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global shark conservation campaign. Pew has extensive experience working around the world to reverse the decline of shark. More info
Activist Filmmaker Awarded CMG Fellowship with
Congratulations to Aleksei Wagner, our newest CMG Fellow! Aleksei begins his CMG Fellowship today with in Brooklyn, New York. This 8-month CMG Fellowship provides for a $40,000 fellowship stipend, in addition to in-kind support. More info
CMG Fellow Captures Essence of Hurricane Island Through Video
CMG Fellow Wilder Nicholson recently completed a very succesful full-time fellowship with the Hurricane Island Foundation (HIF) focusing specifically on the Hurricane Island's Center for Science and Leadership (HICSL).. More info