The SBA is gaining a higher profile through some interesting partnerships lately. First, they've partnered with Disney to create the Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, and now, they've financed a movie and have launched a pilot program in Hollywood to help minority and women filmmakers find financing.
Geno Taylor and Mychal Wilson tapped the SBA to help fund their a low-budget film, "The Gristle." The movie, about LA medical assistants who get caught up in drug deals and black-market kidneys, will debut on HBO next month. The pair received two loans totalling $350,000 for the project.