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Jill A Hargrave

EagleVision Productions, Inc.
Vero Beach, FL
Jill A. Hargrave is Founder and President of EagleVision Productions, Inc. (EVP). Hargrave raises funds and produces programs for EVP, including a current documentary project focusing on the American Revolution designed to stimulate interest leading up to the 250th Anniversary in 2026. Hargrave is a Lifetime Member of the Writers Guild of America, East. She has expanded her career into screenplay writing with a focus on dramas, biopics and adaptations. Hargrave’s screenplay writing portfolio includes “The Bottom Line” loosely based on her experiences during the 1987 WGAe strike against ABC and CBS. It was selected a Finalist, Santa Barbara Int’l Screenplay Awards, Fall 2021; Quarter-Finalist, 2021 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Contest and Semi-Finalist, The Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition – Summer 2019. She’s adapted a novel she optioned called “Fields of Grace” by Wendy Waters. It's set in the West End Theatre District in London in the 1930s. The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition selected it for its "Hot 100 List 2022." It was selected Quarter-finalist, 2022 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition; Finalist, Santa Barbara Int’l Screenplay Awards, Fall 2021; Semi-finalist, LA Int’l Screenplay Award, Summer 2021 and Quarter-finalist, 2021 Screencraft Drama Competition.

She's currently writing a first draft of a Biopic, "Unsung Hero of the American Revolution" that she wants to option and have produced and distributed by 2026 - the 250th Anniversary of the birth of this great nation. Hargrave has outlined two screenplays – a biopic of Charles Dickens’s formative years and a fictionalized memoir loosely based on her experiences as a teenage pop singer in the Sixties in England.

Hargrave worked at ABC NewsOne as a news writer in the late 1980’s and joined New Jersey Network Public TV where she produced a number of regional Emmy-nominated documentaries for over two decades and served as NJN Foundation’s Director of Grants Development from 2005 to 2011. She also served as Development Director for the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ, for two years before relocating to Vero Beach, Florida in 2013.

Hargrave would like to speak to panelists and attendees about her screenplays and set up meetings with production executives through her agent, Christopher Newton, The Newton Agency, in order to expand on her pitches for both "The Bottom Line" and "Fields of Grace." For those interested in fundraising, Hargrave can impart her knowledge about applying for grants from government, corporate and family foundations to help fund documentaries, especially for those programs slated for Public Television.