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1 Jul , 2005  

Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A report of news & happenings in the local industry for June 2005.

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On June 9th, Filmmakers Collaborative will kick off the first Boston Filmmakers’ Expo, an afternoon and evening conference event offering a wealth of resources, learning opportunities, and expert guest speakers geared toward all levels of filmmakers. The Expo will take place at the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue in Boston from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.  For more information, visit

Women in Film & Video/New England announced the winners of its 3rd Screenwriting Competition.  Grand Prize went to Barbara Shapiro of Lexington, Massachusetts for "Blindspot" in which a mother must confront the possibility of the supernatural as well as the realities of teenage life in order to save her 17-year-old daughter from a murder conviction.  Finalists also included Alice Stone of Boston for "The Comforts of Home" and Melinda Rose of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania for "In Their Hands."

WCA-CT celebrates its 15th Anniversary with an event and screening on Sunday, June 12th from at the Quick Center for the Arts Lawrence A. Wien (Black Box) Theater, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The event will feature the premiere of Lisa Seidenberg’s film “Women Make Art” which profiles WCA-CT artists.  For more information, visit 

On Saturday, May 7, 2005, the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the 28th annual Emmy Awards at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. For a complete list of winners, visit

Four Act Films is beginning principal photography on "The Big Bad Swim." The independent feature film will be shot entirely on location in and around Old Lyme, Connecticut. For more information on the project, please visit Four Act Film’s web link 

"Cleophas and his Own," a new film about Marsden Hartley, will premiere on June 22 at 5:30 pm. The film which was shot and edited in Maine will screen at Flagship Cinemas in Lewiston, Hartley’s hometown. For more information, visit

The newest episode in "Maine Masters," a series of videos on Maine artists broadcast on Maine PBS, has just been completed by Producer/Co-Director Robert Shetterly, Co-Director/Editor/Videographer Richard Kane (MFVA member), Co-Producer/Videographer Deb Vendetti, and music composer Paul Sullivan. "Clark Fitz-Gerald: Maine Master" is about the 87-year old Maine sculptor, who died in the fall of 2004 at his home in Castine, Maine. His natural world-inspired works in wood and metal are highlighted throughout the video with his models shot in stark limbo. The half hour video will be premiered in Castine in early July 2005.

Persistence Media is beginning production of the regional motorsports TV show "Inside Line." The half-hour weekly program aired last year on TV stations in Maine and will now be broadcast on NESN.  For more information, visit

Jennie Livingston’s short film "Who’s The Top?" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and recently had it’s New England premiere at the Boston Gay/Lesbian Film Festival.  For more information, visit

Kathy Fitzgerald’s film "Ring Of The Bishop" shot in Boston has been selected for the Boston International Film Festival, the Indie Gathering Festival in Cleveland, and The Wreck Beach Film Festival in Toronto.  For more information, visit

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