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The CJ Saraceno Internship in Los Angeles

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
71 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 15, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We reached our goal!!

May 15, 2017

We're grateful to announce that we have raised more than 100% of our goal: Officially enough to take the CJ program to an eighth and ninth year! All told, that's nine talented students who will have the opportunity to come to L.A. — and launch their film careers in a way that might otherwise not be possible. With an incredible turnout at our L.A. fundraiser and support from so many friends and family around the world, we really knocked this crowdfund out of the park! Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us turn this program into something truly meaningful.

Keep an eye out for updates as we continue to build this program and welcome our next intern, Jessica Howard, to Los Angeles! It will be her first time in the city, and we're excited to see how a summer with Bona Fide Productions will help shape her ideas and vision for the future.

Thank you again for making this program possible. Together, in CJ's name, we are empowering more film students to turn dreams into reality.


The CJ Scholarship team 

Let's hear it from a CJ intern! (Plus, we're halfway there!)

April 23, 2017

Hello from Los Angeles!

We'd like to share a 1-minute video from our very first intern from 2014, Dylan, who has been kicking butt since he graduated. He's worked at Tribeca, Toronto and taken on a number of ambitious personal projects. When we originally asked him to talk about his summer with the CJ program, he surprised us by putting together this masterpiece. We didn't want to (or need to!) edit the video, so here is his story:

In other news, we've reached more than 50% of our fundraising goal! Thank you so much for being one of the first to donate this year. Everyone at Tufts continues to be amazed by the number of friends and family who have come together in memory of CJ. Your support gives even more meaning to this cause and to all the students who will have a leg up in the film world. 

Please help us spread the word and share this donation link: . We're so close to securing an additional year for the program! 

More updates to come. Thank you so much for making this journey possible,

Rosie, William, Nancy + The CJ Scholarship team


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Lunch is on me!

"ain't no such thing as a free lunch"


Average gift to the CJ fund

Help our intern camp out with other screenplay writers in coffee shops, sightsee and explore all that L.A. has to offer for an aspiring filmmaker


Transportation fund

"Get back on San Vicente, take it to the 10 then switch over to the 405 north and let it dump you out to Mulholland" - SNL, the Californians


Networking fund

"L.A., it's about who you know." Help our intern schmooze to the top!


I hopped off the plane at LAX

Help fly our intern out to La La Land



Help our intern out with one month's rent in L.A.


One whole summer

This funds one student for the entire summer -- and keeps the CJ program going for another year

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