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Beyond Broadcast: From Participatory Culture To Participatory Democracy, A Conference Report

By Cynthia Close
MIT's Stata Center as metaphor for media's nonlinear future.
An insider’s look at the bleeding edge of media, according to leading tech gurus at a conference held at MIT

The New Face of the Massachusetts Film Industry

By Nikki Chase
A scene from Ghosts of Mississippi.
The reception for Nick Paleologos, director for the new Massachusetts Film Office, answers questions about the functions of AIMM, the MPC and the MSEC and brings to light the new direction of the Massachusetts film industry.

The First Annual Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference

By Elizabeth Engel
Bourbon screened at the first annual Ruff Cutz.
The Ruff Cutz Conference attracted a crowd of filmmakers and film enthusiasts eager to show their “ruff cut,” network, and learn more about the field of independent filmmaking.

After AIVF

By Erin Trahan
The Independent may be continued by another organization after the closure of AIVF.
The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) closes its doors after 30 years of service to the national independent film community. But there's hope with a new team poised to renew publication of The Independent.

Industry News

By Mya Davis
Eric Latek's Sweet Dreams will screen as part of Ruff Cutz Independent Film Conference this month.  (Photo credit: Mike Morgan).
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for February 2007.

Visual History

By Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
A Still From Steve Alves' film Together in Time: A Story of New England Contra Music & Dance of Henry Ford and Maine fiddler.
Award-winning producer and editor Steve Alves joins forces with local companies Green Mountain Post Films and Footage Farm to help connect filmmakers with archival history.

WGBH Lab Opens for Indies

By Nikki Chase
WGBH's new plans include a 200-seat theater, complete with state-of-the-art imaging and sound, including captioning and video.
WGBH Boston undergoes major physical and virtual renovations to promote new and emerging filmmakers.  Executive Denise DiIanni explains how filmmakers can get their foot in the door.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Laurel Chiten's Twisted screens on PBS this month.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for January 2007.

Tax Time

By Gita Pullapilly
The Departed is one of the recent Massachusetts productions benefiting from tax incentives.
Massachusetts shakes its tax-heavy reputation with some incentives for film productions which already have begun paying off.

Where Technology Becomes Art

By Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
A still from The Toll.
New Hampshire's Hatchling Studios has created an international buzz with their talented animation team and their film The Toll.

Industry News

By Michele MeekA report of news & happenings in the local industry for December 2006.

Pro-Bono 2.0 (part 2)

By Mark Dugas
The pro-bono video created for the Family Resource Center at Gorham by Heartwood Media.  Watch It Online.
Heartwood Media works to make the pro-bono production process better for both client and production company, while producing a video that can make everyone proud.  Also read part 1 of this article.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Alice Bouvrie's Prison Pups screens this month.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for November 2006.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Capt. Scarcliff at a wall of election posters in My Country, My Country a film by Laura Poitras Photo: Josh Williams
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for October 2006.

Moving Media in the Right Direction

By Nikki ChaseThe Alliance of Independent Motion Media helps bring a film production tax incentive to Massachusetts and guide local filmmakers in the right direction.

Rhode Island Collaboration

By Elizabeth EngelThe newly formed Rhode Island Film Collaborative works to unite local filmmakers and build strong ties within the community.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Actors Daniel Gillies and Ian Somerhalder prepare to shoot a scene behind the police station in NH for The Sensation of Sight.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for September 2006.

Breaking Down Barriers

By Gita Pullapilly
Youth Rights Media
New Haven teenagers find power behind the lens as they try to change socio-economic conditions in their community through documentary films through Youth Rights Media.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Not A Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story screens this month at Lincoln Center.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for August 2006.

Making Waves

By Elizabeth Engel
A still from A Thousand Papercuts.
John Lavall and Devlo Media gain attention with recent Emmy wins and his new documentary A Thousand Papercuts

Industry News

By Michele MeekA report of news & happenings in the local industry for July 2006.

Reversing the Curse

By Erin Trahan
One of the Guerilla Girls billboards tells it like it is.
The Guerilla Girls work to oust sexism and racism from film, art, you name it.

National Boston Going Local

By Randy Steinberg
The National Boston facilities.
National Boston provides New England an array of post-production services with special rates for independent filmmakers.

Pro-Bono 2.0

By Mark Dugas
The Family Resource Center at Gorham, the subject of Heartwood Media's pro-bono video.
Heartwood Media looks at the pro-bono production process in hopes of improving the process while producing videos that make everyone involved proud.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
The Hole Story screens this month at the Newport International Film Festival.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for June 2006.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
The Chosen One screens this month at the Berkshire International Film Festival.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for May 2006.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Disappearances premieres at a gala screening this month.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for April 2006.

Score!

By Michele Meek
The 2005 Film Scoring Contest.
Ricardo Poza from the Berklee School of Music Learning Center talks about the Film Scoring Contest taking place this month and what's in it for local filmmakers.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Mickybo & Me screens as part of the Boston Irish Film Series on March 17, 2006.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for March 2006.

Industry News

By Michele Meek
Pledge of Allegiance Blues screens this month.
A report of news & happenings in the local industry for February 2006.