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Industry News: November 2014

By Casey Stirling
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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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 NewEnglandFilm.com), the Mass Media Expo, and more. To report news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com

Industry News: July 2014

By Casey Stirling
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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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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

By Casey Stirling
Screen shot from Nick Sabia's film Valrosa Beach.

NewEnglandFilm.com 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. NewEnglandFilm.com'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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Acts of Desperation

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

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com 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 editor@newenglandfilm.com.

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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 NewEnglandFilm.com 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 news@newenglandfilm.com.

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 NewEnglandFilm.com's online festival! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - August 2013

By Casey Stirling
The KahBang Film Festival screens in Bangor, Maine August 6-11

August is filled with fantastic local film festivals, from Woods Hole to Rhode Island International to KahBang. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Film and Video New England

By Anna Salatto
Women in Film & Video New England

It’s not-so-distant history that women lacked the same basic rights as men, and today we like to tell ourselves how far we’ve come. But the imbalance of equality can still be seen, if not in the law then in the real world. The film industry in particular is a male-dominated pocket of society. How do women fit in now, and how can they catch up?

Hollywood Production Heats Up New England This Summer

By Dave Walker
The Way Way Back, shot in MA & RI, opens July 5

Even as several states debate the future of tax incentive programs for feature film and television productions, several star-studded productions have flocked to the region this summer hoping to capture the historic looks and distinct character of New England.

Industry News - July 2013

By Casey Stirling
Jaws swims onto the screen at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center on July 5th & 6th

Summer film screenings are out in force! Head to Providence or the Boston Harbor Hotel for a fun summer flick this month. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Traveling to Ireland, Traveling with Gypsies

By Casey Stirling
Andrew Jacob, subject of the documentary The Crest

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, help pave the way for two traveling projects: The Crest, a documentary sailing all the way to Ireland, and The Traveling Gypsy, a series traveling away from gypsy stereotypes. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Industry News - June 2013

By Casey Stirling
The Heat, filmed in Massachusetts, opens this month

It's a good month for documentaries, with the LEF awarding $165,000 to local documentary filmmakers, and the DocYard kicking off their summer program. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - May 2013

By Casey Stirling
Before Midnight screens at the Berkshire International Film Festival

As temperatures start to warm up, so do the film events in New England! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Jake Bann's "Deterrence"

By Casey Stirling
Filming the Robbery ©2013 Dante Velasquez

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, consider lending a hand to BU student Jake Bann for his thesis and passion project: a drama of gangs and social workers. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with information on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstart New England: April 2013

By Casey Stirling
A still from Ellen Brodsky's documentary on True Colors: OUT Youth Theater

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, consider opening your wallets for two NewEnglandFilm.com festival filmmakers: Ellen Brodsky with her documentary True Colors: OUT Youth Theater and Todd J. Lajoie with his comedy The Brothers Kasparov. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Industry News - April 2013

By Casey Stirling
The Spectacular Now opens the IFF Boston on April 24.

Celebrate Image Cinema's 15th anniversary this month, or head over to Providence to make a music video in their Rock & Reel festival. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Memories For Sale: Local Playwright Makes First Film

By Natalie DiMaria
Memories for Sale premieres on April 20 in Lowell

Playwright and Massachusetts local Jerry Bisantz makes his first foray into film on a project that explores the meaning of privacy in this tell-all age.

Industry News - March 2013

By Casey Stirling
Boston's Finest, airing on TNT

Boston’s in the silver screen spotlight again this month with Boston’s Finest on TNT. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.