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Interview with VCFA Founding Faculty Chair and Filmmaker: Laura Colella

By Catherine Stewart
Laura Colella

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with educator and filmmaker, Laura Colella

Mass Production Coalition Advocacy Update

By Massachusetts Production Coalition

Massachusetts Production Coalition provides an advocacy update - your support is requested for the March 31st hearing about the Mass. film tax credit.

Interactive Documentary Filmmaking: An Interview with Allison Otto

By Catherine Stewart
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Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with travel documentarian, Allison Otto about interactive documentaries that she says "encourage the user to actively engage in--and contribute to—the shaping of the story.”

Governor threatens to axe the Mass film tax incentives, but is an all-or-nothing approach smart for the state?

By Nick Goroff
Shelbourne Falls, Massachusetts, the site of filming for The Judge. Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/fgLMsa

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has recently put forward a proposal to end the film tax incentive program, garnering a contentious response from supporters and critics of the incentives. While the debate may currently be playing out like political football, it would appear that an all-or-nothing fiscal absolutism may not be a winning strategy for either side... Plus, take action to express your views on the issue to the decision-making politicians.

Industry News: March 2015

By Casey Stirling
Jewish Girls Are Easy (Photo Credit Rayna Savrosa: http://savrosa.com/section/300783_Jewish_Girls_Are_Easy.html)

Massachusetts Governor Baker attacks the film tax credit, plus tons of happenings, opportunities and local film industry buzz in this month's industry news.

Kickstart New England: Guys Next Door; Confused by Love; Lily

By Casey Stirling
Guys Next Door

Help kickstart three worthy local films this month -- The Guys Next Door, a documentary by Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller that explores the lives of two families and examines issues of gay rights, marriage, and surrogacy in the United States today; Confused By Love, a film produced, written, and directed by Crosby Tatum and partially inspired by his teenage years, when he and his mother had nowhere to live; and Emerson College student film Lily, an ambitious 1950s period-piece for which the students plan to build an entire set for the film.

Behind-the-Scenes of Indie Horror: An Interview with Jocelyn Padilla

By Catherine Stewart
I Am Monroe

Writer and director Jocelyn Padilla talks about the indie horror films that she has in the works for the latest installment of NewEnglandFilm.com's #femalesinfilm series.

Redefining Film Education: Up Close with VCFA Film Faculty Members

By Sky Barsch
Terence Nance from VCFA

Sky Barsch interviewed faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts about their current work -- from visual effects to documentary films -- and about how the unique program at VCFA challenges a new generation of filmmakers.

Interview with VCFA Student and Emerson Faculty Member Rachelle Dermer

By Catherine Stewart
Rachelle Dermer

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with photographer, filmmaker, student (and teacher) Rachelle Dermer.

Up & Coming: An Interview with Emilie Upczak, MFA student at the Vermont College of Fine Art

By Catherine Stewart
Emilie Upczak

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with filmmaker, Emilie Upczak. Her video installations have been exhibited at PG Contemporary in Houston, AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, and at the Festival International Signes de Nuit in France and her short films have played across the world. Here, she talks about her work on her latest project, the feature film The Moving Parts of Love.

Industry News: February 2015

By Casey Stirling
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Oscar parties abound across New England this month. In addition, find some great films at the Providence Children's Film Festival, see Director Robert Greene's film Actress followed by a Q&A, and check out a new Screenwriting Lab retreat launching in Vermont.

Kickstart New England: Who Is Lydia Loveless?

By Casey Stirling
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Who is Lydia Loveless? That’s the question director Gorman Bechard hopes to answer in his upcoming documentary. Twenty-three year old singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless, raised in Ohio, received much acclaim for her 2014 album Somewhere Else. Who Is Lydia Loveless? will follow her as she tours and performs, records in the studio with her band, and shares details of her life and work in interviews.