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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 - 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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

The DotCommentary: Massachusetts Reels in Reality TV Productions and Feature Films

By Chuck Slavin
The cast of "Southie Rules"

Get the inside scoop with this installment of The DotCommentary from Chuck Slavin on the latest reality shows and feature films gearing up to air and shoot in Massachusetts--from Wahlburgers to Wicked Flippah to Turk, and more...

Industry News - February 2013

By Casey Stirling
Tiny Furniture screens with Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham at the MFA on February 6

Want to watch the Oscars in style? Never fear, no matter where you are in New England, there's a screening for you! Learn more about those, and check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Railroad Square Cinema: Small Town Theater Makes Big Waves

By Natalie DiMaria
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME

Maine’s Railroad Square Cinema will continue to reign as one of the nation’s most celebrated independent theaters after its sale to The Maine Film Center this past December.

Recap: Most Popular NewEnglandFilm.com Stories of 2012

By Michele Meek
Who's Calling? was featured in one of the most popular stories of 2012: iFilmmakers: Are Smartphones the Next Step in Filmmaking

Here's a recap of NewEnglandFilm.com's 15 most popular stories from 2012 and five stories from the archives with the most views.

KAY Studios, Rhode Island: New England's Smallest State has Big Potential

By K. Correia
The green screen at KAY Studios' Stage 5

Rhode Island’s burgeoning as a media production outlet has flourished in part because of a strong Film & TV office, a sizable tax credit, and local production facilities such as KAY Studios.

Industry News - January 2013

By Casey Stirling
Southie Rules premieres on A&E at 10:00 pm on January 29

For 2013, choose to ring in the new year with Lena Dunham or Charlie Chaplain! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - December 2012

By Casey Stirling
Rising Star, featured at the Hartford Flick Fest Dec 6-9

Haven’t you always wanted to be a nun in the Austrian Alps? You can sing along with The Sound of Music at the Regent Theatre this December, along with many other exciting film events. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - November 2012

By Casey Stirling
Ashley Waits screens at the SNOB Film Festival

Want to Do It Your Damn Self? Submit to the National Youth Video & Film Festival, and check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

The DotCommentary: Election Season

By Chuck Slavin
Chuck Slavin on camera

Massachusetts is getting her close-up, people... and making it count. How can we keep business coming our way, New England?

Industry News – October 2012

By Casey Stirling
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? screens October 31 at the Coolidge for its 50th anniversary

Looking for a fright? New England has a spooktacular line up of Halloween films playing all this month. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - September 2012

By Casey Stirling
Chasing Ice screens at NewportFILM and at the Camden International Film Festival this month

Get your fill of festivals this month at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, the Camden International Film Festival, and the Boston Film Festival. Even NewEnglandFilm.com is getting in on the festival action. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

The DotCommentary: A New Column on the Local Film Industry and Film Tax Credits

By Chuck Slavin
The Dot Commentary: A Column on NewEnglandFilm.com by Chuck Slavin

SAG-AFTRA actor and tenacious film activist Chuck Slavin introduces his new column The DotCommentary.

Industry News - August 2012

By Casey Stirling
The Queen of Versailles screens at the Woods Hole Film Festival, July 28 - August 4

New England abounds with festivals this month, from the Rhode Island International Film Festival to the Woods Hole Film Festival to Kahbang 2012. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - July 2012

By Casey Stirling
Farewell, My Queen at the Boston French Film Festival July 12-29

Tis the season for outdoor summer movies; catch them at the Boston Harbor Hotel or in Providence, Rhode Island. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - June 2012

By Casey Stirling
Beasts of the Southern Wild, this month at the Nantucket Film Festival

Summer arrives this month, and with it comes a host of exciting film festivals! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - May 2012

By Casey Stirling
2 Days in New York, screening at the BIFF

Congratulations to the Boston Globe's own Wesley Morris for taking home a Pulitzer Prize in criticism! Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - April 2012

By Casey Stirling
Sleepwalk with Me, screening at the IFF Boston

April is Muppet Madness Month! Get your fix at the Brattle, or try out any of the other exciting film events going on this month. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - March 2012

By Casey Stirling
Raising Renee, screening at the Women's Film Festival in VT

It's a great month to be a woman filmmaker with the MJFF Women Filmmakers Forum, the VT Women's Film Festival, and the Women in Film & Video's 10th Annual Screenwriting Competition. Check out the news for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - February 2012

By Casey Stirling
We Need to Talk About Kevin screens at the Harvard Film Archive this month

Make Oscars night a night on the town at one of New England's many celebrations this month. Check out the news from local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - January 2012

By Casey Stirling
Journey of the Universe screens this month at the Woodbridge, CT Jewish Community Center

Make it your New Year's resolution to forget the gym and head to one of the many exciting events happening around New England this month. Check out the news from local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

7 Fluid Oz in 10 Fluid Years

By Dave Walker
The Commitment, 7 Fluid Oz's latest film project

Acclaimed Boston production company, 7 Fluid Oz. Productions, is celebrating ten years in the business.