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2018 Women’s Media Summit in Provincetown, MA

2 May , 2018 | Posted by:

Now in its second year, the Women’s Media Summit taking place in Provincetown, Massachusetts brought together filmmakers, scholars, funders, lawmakers, and industry leaders to work on rectifying imbalances of underrepresented groups in Hollywood and honing strategies for financing and making films.


Documentary | Females in Film | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts

Nothing is Truer Than Truth

18 Apr , 2018 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by: was lucky enough to steal a moment of Cheryl’s time to speak with her about her documentary Nothing is Truer Than Truth that screens this month at IFFBoston and learn what sparked her interest in this subject over a decade ago, and what keeps her going.


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Newfangled Studios

19 Mar , 2018 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

Macaela Vandermost of Newfangled Studios speaks about their new video series about inclusion in advertising.


Company/Organization Profiles | Film School & Education | Filmmaking | New England | Screenwriting

Stowe Story Labs Applications Open

12 Mar , 2018 | Written by Jacqi Gallant | Posted by:

Now in its sixth year, Stowe Story Labs have opened the application process for their Fall Narrative Labs. will once again sponsor one New England fellow  to help them receive this amazing experience for filmmakers. Use code NEFSSL for a 15% on the application fee.


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Stepping Up Your Film Career

5 Mar , 2018 | Posted by:

Whether you’re someone who’s been working in film for years or you’re a newbie, you’re likely ready to kick your film career up a notch. Our panel of pros will discuss the state of the independent film industry in the 21st century, offering some tips for funding, producing, and distributing your films.


Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England | Short Films

Be What You Talk About

17 Jan , 2018 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

Raeshelle Cooke speaking to students about film in an auditorium.

Suzy Cosgrove interviews writer/director Raeshelle Cooke about her film Wrath City, about what inspired her to make it, and about the conversations she is hoping it will start.


Filmmaking | How To's | Local Industry | New England

New Year’s Resolution? Kickstart Your Film Career.

15 Jan , 2018 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A woman wearing a VR mask in a still promoting the 2017 Boston Jewish Film Festival's NuWave VR program.

Losing weight, exercising more, pssha! Make your New Year’s resolution this year to kickstart your film career. Here are 6 ideas to help you do just that.


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Nicole Kempskie on the Stowe Story Labs and her project: Helen on 86th St.

18 Oct , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

Nicole Kempskie (left) at the Stowe Story Labs

Stowe Story Labs Fellow, Nicole Kempskie discusses her musical screenplay adaptation of Helen on 86th St., and her experience at the 2017 Fall Narrative retreat.


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2017 Festival Interview: Bird Carver

13 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A closeup of Steven Valleau working with glasses on from Madeleine Cohen’s documentary Bird Carver.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Bird Carver profiles Steven Valleau, the bird carver in-residence at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, ME. In this interview with, the documentary’s director Madeleine Cohen discusses how life’s big choices inspire her films and offers some unique advice about documentary filmmaking.


Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | New England

2017 Festival Interview: Oak Street Mural

9 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from the documentary short Oak Street Mural where three people are jumping in front of the mural.

Oak Street Mural, which screens through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, captures the creation of a public mural in Rockland, ME through gorgeous time-lapse photography. In this interview with, one of the documentary’s directors, Scott Sell, discusses the impetus for making it and how his background in journalism led him to filmmaking.