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"License to Parent" is a documentary film that looks at people, men women and children, whose paths in life were set by the family into which they were born. The film shows that if we can raise the standard of parenting, we can make our world a better place in which to live.

Half the children in this country will live through the divorce of their parents. Almost a third of our children are in single parent homes. Close to half a million are in foster care.

People fight in this country to defend the lives of unborn children. And, there are laws to punish parents or take kids away once the parents screw up. But who is looking out for children between those two periods? We need to help children before they are damaged. 

Motivation for creating this project:

As a father of five, I am very concerned about children's issues. There is a huge gap in our society between when a child is born and when the legal system will step in if there is a problem. Those kids need our help to make sure they have the chance to lead a good life. Some children are capable of overcoming bad parenting, many are not. I think this film can make a difference for those kids. This film isn't just about creating new laws and standards for parents, but also generating a discussion about what it means to be a parent.

Our Team:

George Siegal is our Director/Producer. George has over 35 years of experience in video production.  He currently is the owner of J.E.L. Productions in San Antonio, Texas, a national production company that produces television programs, commercials, marketing videos, documentaries, and industrials. Some of George's recent projects include the documentary film “Ripple Effect” and the national television programs "The Last House Standing" and “The Concrete Show." 

Michael Lukaszewskyj is our Director of Photography/Producer. Michael is a native of Chicago and now makes San Antonio, Texas, his home. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in radio and television, and has worked for NBC, ABC, and CBS. With over 30 years in the film and television industry, he has won numerous awards including seven Emmys.

Cody Broadway is our Editor/Producer/Camera Operator. Cody is a graduate of the New York Film Academy.  After film school, Cody was hired as a host and producer of FOX Live at KIDY in San Angelo, Texas.  Cody oversaw the production and promotions for FOX in both San Angelo and Abilene, Texas. He helped create and host a show called FOX Live, which aired every Saturday in both markets. Cody currently works in San Antonio for KENS 5 TV where has been nominated for 3 Emmys.

Alex Mongiello camera operator.  Alex has worked as a Photographer, and Editor for 10+ years in San Antonio, Texas and around the country. Alex was a freelancer for various ad agencies as a graphic designer and photographer.  Alex worked with the Spurs Sport and Entertainment as a Production Media Coordinator.  Alex also worked as Director of Photography/Producer/Editor for a production house that handled an award-winning outdoor TV program for The Outdoor Channel. 

We look forward to your support with License to Parent.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk and biggest challenge is if this film is not made. Every day we do nothing, more kids are damaged. This film isn't about politics and who is right or wrong, it's about helping children.

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