Yerosha also provides consulting services to filmmakers and NGOs that need editorial advice, help with fundraising (including grant proposals and crowd funding) and distribution strategies. We also have expertise producing events.
Free to Rock
Documentary, Jim Brown Productions
Because of Steven Lawrence’s extensive knowledge of Soviet-era rock & roll, he was hired by producer/director Jim Brown as an archival footage and editorial consultant on Brown’s Free to Rock, an NEH-funded documentary about the impact of rock & roll on the USSR during the Cold War. The film will be released in 2014.
PEN American Center
In the fall of 2012 PEN American Center hired Steven Lawrence to develop a plan for preserving, editing and bringing online their remarkable 50+ year audio/video archive of interviews and events with outstanding authors from around the world. After analyzing a database of hundreds of recordings that had been in storage and at the Princeton University library, Steven selected samples for test preservation, then created a multi-step proposal for implementing PEN’s archive project. This document was a key element in PEN’s applications to foundations and corporations for funding.
Disability Rights Event at the UN
With over one billion people in the world disabled and their needs often overlooked, The International Disability Association and the International Disability & Development Consortium decided to stage an advocacy event to support expanded rights for them in the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Yerosha was hired by producer Claire Lewis of Forta Voca to recommend talent and line-produce this multimedia event, which took place at the UN during the September 2013 General Assembly. It featured speeches from prominent global leaders in the disability rights movement, plus appearances by renowned athlete/model Aimee Mullins and violinist Adrian Anantawan.
Another Night In The Free World
Feature Documentary, Two Mothers Films/HBO
Following the success of "Sing Your Song," the award-winning documentary about Harry Belafonte, director Susanne Rostock decided to make a doc about young female activists who are carrying on Belafonte’s impassioned efforts to eradicate violence, poverty and social injustice. She and producer Gina Belafonte hired Steven Lawrence to develop the budget and production plan for the film, which was funded by HBO and is currently in production.