Caulfield's 'Blues' earns Sloan grant


Monique Caulfield, who is producing the feature "Basmati Blues," is the recepient of Film Independent's first annual Sloan Producers Grant and will receive a $25,000 development grant and admission to FIND's 2007 Producers Lab.

Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the grant was announced Sunday at FIND's Filmmaker Forum at the DGA.

Honorable mentions went to Gretchen Somerfeld and David Baxter's "Face Value" and Minh Nguyen-Vo and Julien Favre's "Point of Reference." FIND also announced that producer Ram Bergman will lead this year's Producers Lab, which begins Monday.