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Documentary film scripts and development, feature film, nonfiction



Anne has written scripts, treatments, grant proposals, narration, and other materials for documentary films. She has written one feature screenplay, and is currently writing a non-fiction book. Documentary film projects Anne has worked on have been broadcast on PBS (American Masters, Independent Lens, Great Performances etc.), HBO and other networks, and won major awards at film festivals. Her NEH and NEA scripts and proposals have secured funding in the millions of dollars. Anne's areas of expertise are in American cultural and social history, and the arts, with a special emphasis on Black culture and history. She has also written extensively on contemporary social issues.

Recent projects include the script for a PBS documentary on Frederick Douglass, Becoming Frederick Douglass, directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London, a co-production of Firelight Films and Maryland Public Television which premiered nationally in Fall of 2022. [Interview on writing the script HERE]. Anne's 2021 NEH script and proposal secured major funding for a documentary now in production on pianist and activist Hazel Scott, produced by FourthAct Factual and directed by Nicole London, for an American Masters/PBS broadcast.

Development writing has been for major arts, cultural, and community development organizations and institutions in the New York area and beyond. Anne is currently writing a book about the jazz pianist Hampton Hawes and modern jazz culture mid-century. She lives in Hudson, New York.

Anne can be contacted at anne.seidlitz3@gmail.com



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