It was great to have family and friends with me at the Mental Health America Media Award Luncheon and the opening reception for the MOCA-DC gallery showing of Lens & Pens on June 12! Attended the excellent all-day Peer Pitch at Docs in Progress, where I got helpful feedback on my idea for an innovative TV travel series. A fellow pitcher: Zlata of Zlata's Diary fame! She is charming and has lived in Dublin (my home during teenage years) for 15 years and works at a film production company there with Anna Rodgers, whose film "If These Walls Could Talk" played at Silverdocs. Anna offered me an invaluable link/access to musicians and filmmakers in Ireland--very exciting. The Peer Pitch led to my finally finishing the proposal for the TV series and showing it to several folks. My doc Lens & Pens got accepted to the Action on Film Intl Film Festival in Pasadena, CA, and has been nominated for Best Political Statement Movie there. Trying to figure out a way to get and spend some time there on the cheap!