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Industry News: May 2015

By Casey Stirling
One Cut, One Life

Film festivals, screenings, and other happenings, in addition to industry buzz and opportunities for filmmakers in this month's industry news. Send news to

Local Filmmaker Puts Global Peace Into Action – An Interview with James Demo

By Ted Ryan
<i>The Peacemaker</i>, a portrait of the remarkable Padraig O’Malley

Having gone through the IFP Filmmaker Labs and in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign, Boston-based filmmaker James Demo talks about his film The Peacemaker, a portrait of the remarkable Padraig O’Malley--an Irish businessman, professor and recovering alcoholic who has become a worldwide figure in the resolution of international conflict.

Bringing Animation to Film: Interview with Pollyzoom Illustrator and Artist Paula Allen from

By Catherine Stewart

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, writer Catherine Stewart talks with illustrator Paula Allen about her leap into animated filmmaking.

Film Boot Camp: Jay Craven Discusses the Making of Northern Borders

By Christine Galeone
Bruce Dern and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick in Northern Borders

Vermont-based filmmaker Jay Craven discusses the groundbreaking educational program that produced the film Northern Borders, a feature film starring Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Academy Award nominees Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold.

Industry News: April 2015

By Casey Stirling
November Criminals shooting in Providence, RI

News about the Massachusetts film tax incentive, a new production begins in RI, plus industry buzz, opportunities, happenings and film festivals.

Mass Production Coalition Advocacy Update

By Massachusetts Production Coalition

Massachusetts Production Coalition provides an advocacy update - your support is requested for the March 31st hearing about the Mass. film tax credit.

Governor threatens to axe the Mass film tax incentives, but is an all-or-nothing approach smart for the state?

By Nick Goroff
Shelbourne Falls, Massachusetts, the site of filming for The Judge. Photo credit:

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has recently put forward a proposal to end the film tax incentive program, garnering a contentious response from supporters and critics of the incentives. While the debate may currently be playing out like political football, it would appear that an all-or-nothing fiscal absolutism may not be a winning strategy for either side... Plus, take action to express your views on the issue to the decision-making politicians.

Industry News: March 2015

By Casey Stirling
Jewish Girls Are Easy (Photo Credit Rayna Savrosa:

Massachusetts Governor Baker attacks the film tax credit, plus tons of happenings, opportunities and local film industry buzz in this month's industry news.

Industry News: February 2015

By Casey Stirling

Oscar parties abound across New England this month. In addition, find some great films at the Providence Children's Film Festival, see Director Robert Greene's film Actress followed by a Q&A, and check out a new Screenwriting Lab retreat launching in Vermont.

Industry News: January 2015

By Casey Stirling

This month brings a Disney feature to Marshfield, Massachusetts and an independent film to Bristol, Rhode Island, as well as upcoming screenings, opportunities and other industry buzz.

10 Books Every Independent Filmmaker Should Own... and 4 for Screenwriters Too


Whether you're looking for a gift idea for someone else or a filmmaker yourself, has compiled 10 essential books that every independent filmmaker should own, plus 4 for screenwriters.

Industry News: December 2014

By Casey Stirling
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

More filming in Rhode Island, local film holiday galas, and a Wonder Woman event - what more could you ask for? Check out industry buzz, upcoming events and opportunities in our monthly industry news. Email news to

Industry News: November 2014

By Casey Stirling
Recent award winners, upcoming festivals, and recent shoots. Find out about more happenings, opportunities and industry buzz in our monthly industry news. Report news to

Industry News: October 2014

By Casey Stirling
Rabbit and Deer

This month brings several horror film festivals around New England, plus check out numerous festival awards, local screenings, a screenplay reading, and more. To report news, email

Industry News: September 2014

By Casey Stirling
A still from Guitar #1711 from the 2014 Online New England Film Festival

This month's industry news reports on local film awards, upcoming screenings (including the online screening of 42 films on, the Mass Media Expo, and more. To report news, email

Industry News: August 2014

By Casey Stirling
Moonlight Bait and Ammo

Woody Allen, Gus Van Sant, Johnny Depp--it turns out summer in New England this year is star-studded. Plus, find out about events, industry buzz and upcoming opportunities. For news ideas, send an email to

Industry News: July 2014

By Casey Stirling

The summer of film festivals continues with Maine International Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, and more. Check out opportunities, industry buzz and happenings in this month's industry news. To submit news, e-mail

Industry News - June 2014

By Casey Stirling
Provincetown Film Festival

Summer in New England means a busy season of film festivals. Plus, read about the industry buzz on local shoots, new releases and more. To submit news, e-mail

Industry News - May 2014

By Casey Stirling
Q&A with director Richard Kane and Jill Cohen of JON IMBER'S LEFT HAND

A new slate of films planned in Rhode Island, IFFBoston wraps, and more. Check out the Industry News section each month for industry buzz, upcoming festivals and screenings, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail

Shooting Sci-Fi: MassArt Student Filmmaker Nick Sabia's "Valrosa Beach"

By Casey Stirling
Screen shot from Nick Sabia's film Valrosa Beach. writer, Casey Stirling, talks with Nick Sabia, a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, about shooting his senior sci-fi thesis film in New England.

Casting Local Talent: CP Casting and Local Actors on Infinitely Polar Bear

By Sarah Blood
The family in Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear.

Infinitely Polar Bear, which played at Sundance Film Festival in 2014, was cast in Boston and shot in New England.'s Sarah Blood talks with Boston casting director, Carolyn Pickman, and some actors from the film about their work.

Industry News - April 2014

By Casey Stirling
Still from Beneath the Harvest Sky, the opening night film at IFFBoston.

Head back to the '80s with All American High or apply to attend a documentary retreat in Vermont this summer. Check out the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail

Industry News - March 2014

By Casey Stirling
Oscar Night 2010 in Providence, RI

Check out the film around New England for March. See the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail

Kickstart New England: Acts of Desperation

By Casey Stirling
"Acts of Desperation" seeks funding on Kickstarter.

Every month, highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we feature Acts of Desperation on Kickstarter. To feature your film in this series, e-mail

Industry News - February 2014

By Casey Stirling
Wicker Kittens will screen as part of SXSW.

Warm up this February with film festivals around New England. Check out the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail

Boston Hustle: Talking to the Talent and Crew of American Hustle

By Maud Dillingham
Boston actor, Rob DiNini hustles in his role in American Hustle, shot in and around Boston in April 2013.

Local cast and crew members of American Hustle discuss making it in the film industry.

Science on Screen: View Science through the Lens Film

By Sarah Blood
The Coolidge Corner Theatre, home of Science on Screen.

NewEnglandFilm talks with Cheryl White, manager of Science on Screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, about its expansion.

40 Filmmakers and Historians: The Vermont Movie

By K. Correia
Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie

While neither the largest nor the smallest of the New England states, Vermont has forged a name for itself as a leader in firsts. The first to outlaw slavery; the first to allow same-sex civil unions; etc. It is a state steeped in grassroots thinking and democracy. It is no wonder that a project such as Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, which has brought together over 40 local filmmakers and historians, would develop out of this state.

Industry News - October 2013

By Casey Stirling
Austenland screens at the New Hampshire Film Festival, Oct 17-20

This month, you can head to Festival Partners' Vermont International Film Festival and New Hampshire Film Festival, as well as watch the last two weeks of the Online New England Film Festival! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail

Industry News - September 2013

By Casey Stirling
Camden Film Fest, this September 26-29

The weather may be starting to get cold, but you can still get your fix of films with events like's online festival! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail