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A River Runs Through It: A Report from the DC Environmental Festival

By Gina Harris

The theme of this year’s DC Environmental Film festival could have very easily been taken from the classic film A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford starring a young Brad Pitt. Light-filled rivers and waterways wended thematically through a plethora of multiplexes, art houses and luxuriously situated museum auditoriums throughout the metropolis.

One Day in Boston: A 24-Hour Filming Event

By Ted Ryan
One Day in Boston’s Ted Ryan interviews Cecily Tyler, co-founder and producer of One Day in Boston, an online event taking place on Saturday, April 26th, where they invite Bostonians to shoot video about the future of Boston.

Kickstart New England: DIYDS & Visually Sound Pictures

By Casey Stirling
A screen shot from I am Here, a film from the Teen Media Program presenter of the DIYDS!! Festival.

Every month, highlights new local film projects looking for funding. This month, check out the "Do It Your Damn Self!" festival and Visually Sound Pictures who are both looking for crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. To feature your film in this series, 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.

Filming Matty Christian: A Documentary Filmmaker Finds Inspiration with Found Footage

By Michele Meek
Raising Matty Christian

It all started when Rhode Island filmmaker Christian de Rezendes got a call from his colleague Paul Plotkin. Paul had been hired by a client to transfer old VHS home movies to DVD—an ordinary task—but as it turned out, this was no ordinary client...

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

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Submitting Your Screenplay Etiquette and Looking for Screenwriters

By Susan Kouguell
Pointers for good etiquette for submitting your script.

This month, Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell covers pointers for the best way to submit your screenplay and answers a question. Email to have your screenwriting question answered in an upcoming issue.

Strategies for Music and Sound Design (Part 3 of 3)

By Scotty Vercoe
Music and sound design is an important aspect of any film.

Defining an overall sonic approach to a project can be more than half the battle. The third part in our series about music and film covers the importance of the composer in filmmaking.