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Admit It—You’re a Creative Entrepreneur

2 Jun , 2020 | Posted by: Founder Michele Meek wrote this guest post for Stage 32 to guide you through thinking through your mission and objectives, proactively mapping out your actions, and meeting the challenges you will inevitably face in.


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Theresa Drew on Writing Dark Comedy

21 Apr , 2020 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

Massachusetts Writer Theresa Drew talks about the inspiration for her script Give Me a Reason and why she’s not a good person to give advice to other writers—but she has some anyhow.


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Finding Story and Community at Stowe Story Lab

19 Apr , 2019 | Written by Dr. Sarah Zeiser | Posted by:

Stowe Story Labs once again partners with to offer a NewEnglandFilm Fellowship—which covers a screenwriter/filmmaker/creative producer based in New England to attend the Labs. There’s no separate application for fellowships, so New Englanders can select to be considered when they apply for the Labs. Use discount code NEFSSL for 15% off the application fee.

Here, Dr. Sarah Zeiser—academic, emerging screenwriter, and one of the 2018 Fellows—writes about being both thrilled and intimidated at her chance to learn how to pitch her screenplay to industry execs at the 2018 Stowe Story Labs.


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Free Webinar with NewEnglandFilm Founder

19 Feb , 2019 | Posted by:

Join Founder Michele Meek for an “Ask Me Anything” Webinar on Wednesday February 20 from noon to 1pm. Michele Meek is an award-winning filmmaker, PhD, published author, TEDx speaker, and creative entrepreneur who has worked in the industry in film distribution, film festivals, and film journalism. Join her to ask your questions about the local film industry or anything else film-related!


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2018 NewEnglandFilm Fellow: Wade Wofford

16 Aug , 2018 | Posted by:

Now in their fifth year of partnership, and Stowe Story Labs works together to bring Writer/Director Wade Wofford to the 2018 Labs for his project Urban Ed, which follows five students of a small charter school in the inner city as the school closes in the middle of the school year.


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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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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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Cross-Cultural Filmmaking: The Hanji Box

12 Jul , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

In her latest narrative release, The Hanji Box, Nora Jacobson delves into cross-cultural filmmaking and explores international adoption.


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Stowe Story Labs: New England Fellow

10 May , 2017 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

Once again, will sponsor one New England fellow to attend the Stowe Story Labs during September in Vermont. Plus, this year, the award will feature year-round mentoring.


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Spotlight on MFAs: The Low-Residency Model

7 Mar , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

Low-residency programs offer students the ability to live and work from wherever they call home, as they build a body of work and earn credits towards their degree. Here, NewEnglandFilm interviews Jean Stawarz, an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director for Writing for Film and Television at Emerson College, and Stephen Pite, the Program Director of the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) about their relatively new low-residency programs. See also’s list of low-residency MFA programs in New England.