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Recap of 2019

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Happy Holidays to all. 2019 was a busy year. In addition to Producing, Directing and Filming projects for various clients we also launched a Diversity & Inclusion program featuring The Other Boys of Summer. The Other Boys of Summer began as a passion project, born a dozen years ago, when Lauren Meyer decided to explore what it was like for the players in the Negro Leagues to pursue their dreams to play baseball in spite of segregation, racism and the lack of civil rights. She knew that most of the players had already passed away so it was critical to try to contact remaining players to hear their personal stories while they were still around to share them. These civil rights trailblazers played alongside of Jackie Robinson and changed baseball and America by pursuing their passion. The project became a documentary that is now bringing people together, motivating and inspiring. It’s also helping to preserve the legacy of the Negro Leagues. We premiered the film in NYC at the Cooper Union on the Centennial of the birth of Jackie Robinson (January 31). The next day we traveled to Cincinnati and brought the program to The Reds Urban Youth Academy, Procter & Gamble and GE Aviation. We‘ve crafted a Diversity & Inclusion / Team Building program which is resonating with people of all demographics. The D&I program has proven valuable to Fortune 500's, MLB teams, Youth Academies, Schools, Communities and Museums. We were invited to be an integral part of MLB's D&I activation at the 2019 All Star Game and even screened the film on the side of Wrigley Field and at The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Negro Leagues and we're excited to bring our Diversity & Inclusion program to companies and communities to celebrate the legacy of these unsung heroes and inspire people.

2019 was not only about The Other Boys of Summer for Tumbleweed Pictures. Lauren Produced/Directed a series with Two Goats for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and worked with Milojo as a Camera Operator on a Disney+ series launching in 2020. Lauren also collaborated with former Nickelodeon colleagues on project for BatteryPop and shot Lakefront Bargain Hunters (HGTV) for Magilla.

Tumbleweed Pictures is currently in development on film projects and continues to produce and develop content for broadcast, digital and corporate clients.

We hope you had a great 2019 and look forward to collaborating with you in 2020. Reach out and say Hi. We like to meet people IRL for lunch and coffee to discuss ideas and hear what you're up to. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!

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