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"Mr. Chowder is incapable of writing a bad sentence." – The New Yorker

Grants/Awards

NEH Grant History

The list of successful NEH grants written by Chowder (in part or full) now includes 27 proposals over 21 years:

  • 2013
  • Production grant for Rising Voices (90-minute film for Florentine Films/Hott Productions) – wrote script, proposal
  • 2012

 

  • 1. Scripting grant for Rising Voices (90-minute film for Florentine Films/Hott Productions) – wrote treatment, proposal
  • 2. Production grant for Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America (WNED – Larry Hott, Producer) – wrote script, proposal.
  • 3. Production grant for The Greatest Jubilee: American Music and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (Danny Anker, Producer) – wrote script, proposal
  • 4. Development grant for Cowboys, Indians, and… Europeans: The Old West in the Old World (Riva Freifeld, Producer) – wrote treatment and proposal
  • 2011
  • Scripting grant for The Railway that Built a Nation (two-hour film for WNED, 90th Parallel Productions) – wrote treatment, proposal
  • 2010
    • Production grant for The Latino-Americans (six-part series for WETA, Jeff Bieber, Exec. Producer, Adriana Bosch, Series Producer) – wrote script, proposal
    • Scripting grant for Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America (WNED – Larry Hott, Producer) – wrote treatment, proposal
    • Scripting grant for MURDER, BRIBERY, AND CLARENCE DARROW:  The Bombing of the LA Times (Ben Loeterman, Producer) – rewrote proposal, treatment
  • 2009 – Scripting grant for The Latino-Americans (six-part series for WETA, Jeff Bieber, Exec. Producer, Adriana Bosch, Series Producer) – wrote treatments, proposal
  • 2008 – Scripting grant for The Conservatives  – (WETA – Bill Cran, Vicki Barker, Producers) – wrote proposal
  • 2007 – Production grant for The War of 1812 (WETA, WNED – Larry Hott, Producer) – wrote script and proposal
  • 2006 –   Scriptwriting grant for The War of 1812 (WETA, WNED, Larry Hott and Diane Garey, Producers) – wrote treatment and proposal
  • 2005
    1. Production grant for Drawn from Nature: John J. Audubon (WNET, American Masters – Larry Hott, Producer)  wrote script and proposal
    2. Production grant for Louisa May Alcott (Nancy Porter, Producer) – rewrote script
  • 2004
    1. Production grant for History through Deaf Eyes (WETA – Larry Hott, Producer) – wrote script and proposal
    2. Production grant for Annie Oakley (WGBH, American Experience, Riva Freifeld, Producer) – wrote script and proposal
  • 2003 –  Scripting grant for Annie Oakley (WGBH, American Experience, Riva Freifeld, Producer
  • 2002
    1. Production grant for Have You Heard from Johannesburg? (series about Apartheid – Clarity Films, Connie Field, Producer) – wrote scripts
    2. Production grant for Typhoid Mary  (WGBH, NOVA, Nancy Porter, Producer) – wrote script
  • 2001 – Production grant for The Richest Hill on Earth [Butte, Montana]  (Pamela Roberts, Producer) – wrote script, part of proposal
  • 2000 – Production grant for Have You Heard from Johannesburg? (Clarity Films — Connie Field, Producer) – production grant; wrote script
  • 1999 —  Planning grant for The Richest Hill on Earth (Pamela Roberts, Producer) – wrote treatment
  • 1996 – Production grant for The Midwife’s Tale (Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, Producer) – rewrote script
  • 1995 – Production grant for Inventing Mark Twain (Sandra Bradley, Producer) – wrote script, part of proposal
  • 1994 – Scripting grant for Inventing Mark Twain (Sandra Bradley, Producer) – wrote treatment, part of proposal
  • 1991 – Production grant for Tuberculosis: The People’s Plague (Larry Hott, Producer) – wrote script