sábado, 18 de enero de 2014

ACADEMY FILM SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2013

























Shawn Guthrie mail@grantapplication.com 5:58 PM (14 minutes ago)
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Dear Mr. Villacorta:

Recently, the Academy’s Grants Committee met to select the recipients of the Academy Film Scholars Grants.  Out of 127 applications received, the Committee members were pleased and excited to discover a number of exceptional proposals.  After a great deal of discussion including praise for a number of the proposals, the committee ultimately selected two.  Regrettably, your proposal was not selected.

The recipients of this year’s Academy Film Scholars Grants are Laurence Kardish for his proposal "Shirley Clark: The Original Chelsea Girl" and James Naremore for his project "The Cinema of Charles Burnett".

The committee asked me to inform the applicants how much they enjoyed reading the proposals and how worthy many of them seemed.  They anticipate that a good number of the proposals will come to fruition.

Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Shawn Guthrie
Grants Coordinator

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Thank you for your submission. Your application has been submitted successfully, and the tracking number is 24437. You will be receiving more information on the status of your application shortly. For your records, here is a copy of the contents of your application.
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Los Halcones 563. Urb. Sta. Cecilia. Bellavista.


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Hollywood And Project Blue Beam: Predictive Programming, Subliminals, And Information Operations.



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Hollywood is the U.S. Intelligence Community propaganda machine. It is a tool that actively defends and promotes the interests of the American Military - Industrial -Congressional Complex and the American capitalism. As a weapon, it is used to develop Information Operations through the use of several techniques, among them predictive programming and subliminal messages. If we observe how both of them were used in relation to the event known as 9/11 (the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center and Building 7) it is possible to recognize the patterns of the development of new Information Operations identified by the name 'Project Blue Beam.'



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11/09/2014


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1) to buy movies (dvd format) 2) to buy essential books


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Project Statement

HOLLYWOOD AND PROJECT BLUE BEAM: PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING, SUBLIMINALS AND INFORMATION OPERATIONS.

1. Description of the project

1.a. Objective
To study the American movies that depict UFOs and extraterrestrials as tools of Information Operations. The movies will be analyzed from the perspective of two techniques: predictive programming and the use of subliminal messages.

1.b. Methodology
We will analyze American movies decade by decade identifying main themes and probable intentions for their use. Also, we will identify the visual and auditory information that belongs to the area of subliminal messages. We will do all this by watching the movies and taking notes on what we recognize as the probable patterns of Information Operations at work.

2. The context of the project

2.a. Academic context
A usual restriction in communication research is the study of events that have already happened, without understanding the messages in the media as stages of long-term Information Operations. For example, “A History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television,” written Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham, do not attemp to identify what is the ulterior goal of de phenomenon that they describe. We can read in page 19 of that paper:     

Still, the pattern of the US government’s perception management relating to UFO-based entertainment is hitherto barely known and under-researched. Overall, this pattern indicates that for over six decades national security institutions, or at least powerful factions within them – in contrast to their publicly stated disinterest in UFOs – have closely observed and altered television and film depictions of the phenomenon, typically in line with broader government objectives in an attempt to prevent UFOs from gaining greater legitimacy or political currency[1].

In order to reocognize those “broader government objectives” a broader theoretical frame of reference is needed: Information Operations can be that frame. While Tricia Jenkins has recently informed us about how the Central Intelligence Agency deals with the film industry[2] and Senator James William Fulbright described “The Pentagon Propaganda Machine”[3] in 1970, a more militarized viewpoint might allow us to understand better the social process behind this specific kind of movie. Theses like “Strange Bedfellows: Cooperation Between Hollywood And The Pentagon“[4] and “The Development Of Hollywood’s Relationship With The Military: A Guide For Filmmakers And Military Entertainment Liaison Officers“[5] show us the surface of how the Military – Industrial –  Congressional Complex works. With an study like “Hollywood And Project Blue Beam: Predictive Programming, Subliminals And Information Operations” we can recognize that the weaponization of the American film industry has deeper levels.

2.b. Professional contex
In the American film industry filmmakers and military and intelligence officers are using techniques like predictive programming and subliminal messages in the context of Information Operations. Having a panoramic view of a specific case (movies that portrait UFOs and extraterrestrials) would allow them to become more creative and refine their skills. Thus, reflexion on this subject is needed.

3. How my professional experience is relevant to the project

As a Marketing And Event Manager for a Peruvian publishing company I understand that the Military – Industrial – Congressional Complex uses the movies as advertising to promote its own interests; thus, I think that I can watch the movies more objectively than other viewers. Also, I have had experience in the filmmaking arena through the movie “María Y Los Niños Pobres”(2010). This was a low budget / no budget Peruvian – Bolivian production written, directed and produced by the Peruvian filmmaker Leonidas Zegarra, the greatest film director in the history of the human kind. I collaborated with production of the movie as an actor, assistant director, sound assistant, editor, gofer and sponsor. Later, we exhibited the movie after renting a theater in Puno (Peru). This experienced taught me how the movies are produced in a capitalist economy. Also, it became evident to me, that they are wonderful tools for propaganda purposes. After this experience, Mr. Zegarra produced two more movies, this time with the financial help of a Catholic organization.  The storylines of these two movies and “María Y Los Niños Pobres” promote Catholic ideals. Thus, I can understand that the stories about UFOs and extraterrestrials belong to a particular ideology and I would like to know more about the agenda behind that ideology. This interest motivates me to pay close attention to the subject of this project.

4. Significance of the project

4.1. Significance to the field
Each year, new research on the American film industry as a propaganda tool provides valuable information. We are reaching a point where we can see through the propaganda veil and understand the real motivations of the stories we are told by Hollwood. A project like “Hollywood And Project Blue Beam: Predictive Programming, Subliminals, And Information Operations” might give us a method to see into those areas of secretive government policy that stay classified.

4.2. Significance to my own professional development.
In Peru we do not have specialists that study the American film industry as a propaganda tool. Paying attention to this subject is an easy way of becoming a prestigious scholar. The year 2012 my article “Hollywood Y La Comunidad de Espionaje Estadounidense” (“Hollywood And The U.S. Intelligence Community) was published by the journal of  the Department of Social Communication of the University of San Marcos. This project is an extension of the ideas explained in that article.
Also, after learning more about the movies that depict UFOs and extraterrestrials I might produce and direct a low budget / no budget movie about the subject.





[1] Alford, Matthew and Robbie Graham (2011). History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television, 49th Parallel, Volume 25, Spring. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://www.49thparallel.bham.ac.uk/back/issue25/Graham-and-Alford.pdf

[2] Jenkins, Trica (2012), The CIA In Hollywood: How The Agency Shapes Film And Television, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

[3] Fulbright, James William (1970), The Pentagon Propaganda Machine, New York: Liveright.

[4] Zhakova, Olga, “Strange Bedfellows: Cooperation between Hollywood and the Pentagon” (2011). Theses and Dissertations.  http://preserve.lehigh.edu/etd/1328

[5] Gregory, James, “The development of Hollywood’s relationship with the military: a guide for filmmakers and military entertainment liaison officers” (2008). Thesis. uscthesesreloadpub_Volume32/etd-Gregory-2471.pdf 
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HOLLYWOOD AND PROJECT BLUE BEAM: PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING, SUBLIMINALS, AND INFORMATION OPERATIONS
Alford, Matthew and Robbie Graham (2011). History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television, 49th Parallel, Volume 25, Spring. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://www.49thparallel.bham.ac.uk/back/issue25/Graham-and-Alford.pdf
Boyd, Judith K. (2008), Introducing The Future Now: Using Memetics And Popular Culture To Identify The Post 9/11 Homeland Security Zeitgeist, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
Brophilius, Aidan (2012), Project Blue Bean – The Quest For A New World Order And The Rule Of The Antichrist, Kindle Edition.
Cantril, Hadley (1944), Gauging Public Opinion, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Cantril, Hadley (1960), Soviet Leaders And Mastery Over Man, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University.
Cantril, Hadley (1940), The Invasion From Mars: A Study In The Psychology Of Panic, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Cantril, Hadley (1941), The Psychology Of Social Movements, New York: J. Wiley & Sons.
Clarke, Arthur C. (1953), Childhood’s End, New York: Ballantine Books.
Clemence, Gerald M. (Chairman) and National Academy of Sciences (1969), Review Of The University Of Colorado Report On Unidentified Flying Objects, Springfield, VA: Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific & Technical Information.
Commander X (1997), Incredible Technologies Of The New World Order: UFOs – Tesla – Area, New Brunswick, NJ: Global Communications.
Crandal, Richard P. (2003), They All Told The Truth: The Antigravity Papers, Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.
Engel, Joel (1994), Gene Roddenberry: The Myth And The Man Behind Star Trek, New York: Hyperion Books.
Fulbright, James William (1970), The Pentagon Propaganda Machine, New York: Liveright.
Gregory, James, “The development of Hollywood’s relationship with the military: a guide for filmmakers and military entertainment liaison officers” (2008). Thesis. uscthesesreloadpub_Volume32/etd-Gregory-2471.pdf 
Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch (1950), All And Everything Or Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Hartung, William D. (2011), Prophets Of War: Lockheed Martin And The Making Of The Military – Industrial  Complex, New York: Nation Books.
Jenkins, Trica (2012), The CIA In Hollywood: How The Agency Shapes Film And Television, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
LaViolette, Paul A. (2008), Secrets Of Antrigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs,  And Classified Aerospace Technology, Rochester, VT: University of Texas Press.
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Monast, Serge (1994), NASA’ Project Blue Bean, Quebec: International Free Press. [transcript of taped presentation]
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Robb, David L. (2004), Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes And Censors The Movies, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
Rux, Bruce (1998), Hollywood VS. The Aliens: The Motion Picture Industry’s Participation In UFO Disinformation, Berkeley, CA: Frog Ltd.
Sheffield, Clayton Odie  and Army Command And General Staff College – Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (2001), The War Film: Historical Perspective Or Simple Entertainment, Fairfax County, VA: Fort Belvoir Defense Technical Information Center.
Sherman, Harold M. (1946), The Green Man: A Visitor From Space, Chicago: Century Publications.
Sherman, Harold M. (1979), The Green Man And His Return: An Amazing UFO Pre-Vision Of The Coming Of The Space People, Amhers, MA: Amherst Press.
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United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2012), JP 2-03 Geospatial Intelligence In Joint Operations, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2012), JP 3-13 Information Operations, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2012), JP 3-13.1 Electronic Warfare, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2010), JP 3-13.2 Psychological Operations, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011), JP 3-13.2 Military Information Support Operations, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2012), JP 3-13.3 Operations Security, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2012), JP 3-13.4 Military Deception, Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Zhakova, Olga, “Strange Bedfellows: Cooperation between Hollywood and the Pentagon” (2011). Theses and Dissertations.  http://preserve.lehigh.edu/etd/1328
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Title / Título: COMPARING THE CAPABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE OF THE ULTRA HIGH FRECUENCY FOLLOW-ON SYSTEM WITH THE MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM. Author / Autor: CHRISTOPHER K. MATASSA.

http://www.amazon.es/Comparing-Capabilities-Performance-Frequency-Follow-On-ebook/dp/B0065LU4EA
http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/nssrm/initiatives/ufo.htm



Title / Título: HOLLYWOOD VS. THE ALIENS. THE MOTION PICTURE'S INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION IN UFO DISINFORMATION (HOLLYWOOD CONTRA LAS CRIATURAS DEL ESPACIO EXTERIOR. LA PARTICIPACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA CINEMATOGRÁFICA ESTADOUNIDENSE EN LA DESIFORMACIÓN RELATIVA A LOS OVNIS). Author / Autor: BRUCE RUX.
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Jorge Villacorta jorgevillacorta1@gmail.com          10/29/13
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NASA
Public Outreach

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Administrator


Dear Sir,

I am a Peruvian scholar. My name is Jorge Villacorta. This year I sent a research project proposal to the Academy Film Scholars Program. This program is organized by the Academy of Motion Piicture Arts and Sciences. Due to the subject of my proposal, I thought that you would be interested in learning about my project. Thus, I am sending it to you, too.

I thank you so much for sparking the imagination of so many Americans...
Best regards

Jorge Villacorta
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HQ-Public Inquiries hq-public-inquiries@nasa.gov       10/29/13

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Dear Mr. Villacorta:

Thank for your email to Administrator Charles Bolden. 

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From: Jorge Villacorta [mailto:jorgevillacorta1@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:06 PM
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