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Film School & Education | Interviews | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

Should Screenwriters Go to Film School? Part Two

1 Jan , 2013 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

Related Article: Should Screenwriters Go to Film School? One question I repeatedly hear from aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers is this: Is it worth it to go to film school? For my ongoing series about film schools, this month I ask fellow SUNY Purchase alumni J.D. Zeik for his insights. J.D. Zeik has been a working writer Read more…

Filmmaking | Interviews

Native Daughter, Indigenous Soul

1 Jun , 2008 | Written by Mary Trainor-Brigham | Posted by:

Even her name sounds American Indian: Anne Makepeace, evocative of the legendary and eloquent Peacemaker, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy.  It certainly must have had immediate appeal to the selection committee of the Guggenheim Foundation, which recently awarded her a grant in support of their mandate to “the cause of better international understanding.” Their monies, Read more…

Reports | Screenwriting

Strength on Screen

1 Jun , 2007 | Written by Nancy L. Babine | Posted by:

Women in Film & Video/New England (WIFV/NE) held its fifth annual screenwriting competition last month, awarding Quincy writer, Mary Conroy, first place honors for her screenplay, The Other War. Over 90 entries were submitted from all over the country. The award marks Conroy’s inaugural first place standing in a national competition. Like many writers, Conroy’s Read more…

Filmmaking | Interviews

Dodos, Design and DNA

1 Feb , 2007 | Written by Nancy L. Babine | Posted by:

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus, evolutionary biologist Randy Olson’s documentary film, is aptly titled. In an exploration of the sometimes acrimonious, sometimes absurd debate between proponents of evolution and intelligent design, Olson traveled from Kansas to Massachusetts, speaking with experts on both sides of the issue. The result is a lighthearted and humorous Read more…

Filmmaking | Interviews

Bringing Still Life to Life

1 Jun , 2006 | Written by Nikki Chase | Posted by:

Twenty-eight year old Andrew Shea’s extensive background in photography makes his films stand out from many other emerging filmmakers.  And although he experimented with filmmaking in high school, for the most part, his filmmaking career just kind of fell into his lap. In 2004, a friend of his in Pennsylvania, who ran a gallery, invited Read more…

Film Festivals

Glitzy to Gritty

1 Jul , 2004 | Written by Sandy MacDonald | Posted by:

Year after year (nine so far), the Nantucket Film Festival has pulled off a balancing act that’s the envy — and inspiration — of many an imitator. The neat trick that sibling founders Jill and Jonathan Burkhardt came up with, in dedicating their gathering to the unsung gifts of screenwriters, is a forum that’s of Read more…

Industry News | Local Industry | Reports

Industry News

1 Aug , 2003 | Written by Chris Cooke | Posted by:

Email news to  In the News Paramount Pictures has begun principal photography for "The Stepford Wives" in towns throughout Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Frank Oz is directing, and Paul Rudnick has adapted Ira Levin’ novel for the screen. Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick star as a young, married couple that moves into Read more…


IFP Market Sobers Up

1 Nov , 2001 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A more sober mood set the tone for the 2001 Independent Feature Project (IFP) Market this past October. Don’t get me wrong — there was the usual blanket of postcards, moviegoers with short-attention spans, and a handful of zany costumes. But generally, things seemed toned down. "It was more subdued this year — I don’t Read more…

Company/Organization Profiles | Internet | Interviews

Happy Anniversary!

1 Aug , 2001 | Written by Samantha Head | Posted by:

From a mere four pages at the start, to over 4,000 now, has grown into an indispensable resource for filmmakers. Despite some pessimism at the start from those who thought it would never work, is proud to be celebrating it’s four-year anniversary this month. To honor the occasion, (NewEnglandFilm) caught up with Read more…

Theatres | Vermont

Black History Month Film Series

1 Feb , 2000 | Written by Gina Harris | Posted by:

As a film reviewer and enthusiast, I’ve witnessed some very powerful stories on the silver screen. There have been moments, sitting in the dark, I have been transfigured. You become part of a pulse, part of an idea, part of humanity. The lights come up. The audience filters out. A loud, manly cough may hide Read more…