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“Calling My Children” is an intimate portrayal of the effects of love and loss on one family’s struggle for unity. Gail Farrow was a 27-year-old woman, the mother of four sons, who was living with and who died of AIDS in 1989. David Binder began this project in 1988 when, as a photojournalist, he first started photographing Gail, with whom he spent a year and half every day documenting her last year of life and her family’s adjustment to their lives without her. Continue reading
THE WAY WAY BACK, filmed in Massachusetts in 2012, opens in theaters July 5, 2013. To learn more about THE WAY WAY BACK, click here .
Worcester has been buzzing since filming started downtown on the untitled David O. Russell movie starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence, among other top Hollywood names. Continue reading
Filmmakers Collaborative, a national media industry leader and fiscal sponsor, is hosting its acclaimed MAKING MEDIA NOW (MMN) conference on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Presented annually, MMN’s challenge-the-assumptions approach has made it a must-attend event for filmmakers, new media producers, funders, distributors, journalists and more. Continue reading
Let’s assume for the moment that this June you’re graduating from film school in, say, New York. You know some moviemakers in Greenpoint who’ll help you work on your projects, and vice versa. But rent, even in the scummier parts of Brooklyn, is exorbitant, and you’re flirting with the idea of leaving town for a new city to start your career as a moviemaker. What criteria do you use? Are you more interested in tax incentives or access to good cinema? Do you prefer cheap rent to a tight-knit creative community? Is cheap equipment year round better than a great film festival that parks in your neighborhood for two weeks in March?
Congratulations to hometown hero Ben Affleck on his Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” and to all the other Massachusetts nominees! 2013 OSCAR WINNERS Best Picture: Ben Affleck- Born in Cambridge, MA (Argo) Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio- Harvard ’97 (Argo) … Continue reading
This Made in Mass film airs Sunday, January 27th @ 9pm EST on ABC.
Actor David Walton has been waiting for his shot at stardom. Now, with a TV movie and a role on a hot comedy, he may be on his way Continue reading
What the Chickadees needed was an earful of inspiration from their coach in the locker room. The middle school basketball team was down 53-0 at halftime. Continue reading
HouseBroadcast Services Department for the Massachusetts House of Represntatives is seeking qualified individuals for available contract work in broadcast/video/audio production. As a Video Production Technician, one is expected to assist in multi-cast productions as director, technical director, CG operator, audio … Continue reading
PGA’s web guide offers database of sustainable vendors. Continue reading
On the heels of yet another recent film shoot from a major television company, Somerville officials are considering putting together a definitive committee to handle the recent influx of Hollywood-types interested in coming to town. Continue reading
By Alex Weaver BostonInno November 29, 2012 This week, The Phoenix ran an article about the burgeoning indie film community in Boston, a groundswell of actors, producers, directors and the like rallying around the increasing number of blockbusters filmed on … Continue reading
By Peter Keough The Phoenix November 29, 2012 B Line to Hollywood? It’s May, and about a mile north of the Boston College stop on the B line, in a three-decker on Turner Street in Brighton, a scene from director … Continue reading
A television film crew rolled into Davis Square to shoot the ABC Family TV pilot Terminales starring Italia Ricci. They were not the first–or likely the last–crew to view our City as a good film location Continue reading
MASSACHUSETTS FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES ABC FAMILY TV PILOT ‘TERMINALES’,TO BE SHOT ENTIRELY IN MASSACHUSETTS
Based on the Mexican drama by Televisa, the one-hour “Terminales” centers on the life of April, a young woman played by Italia Ricci (“Unnatural History,” “Secret Girlfriend”), after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Mary Page Keller will play Sara, the widowed mother to April and her teenage sister, Brenna. Keller, whose credits include arcs on the daytime series “Ryan’s Hope” and “Another World,” recently guest starred on “Pretty Little Liars,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Perception” and “Supernatural.” Aaron Kaplan (“GCB,” “Terra Nova”) will serve as executive producer on the Lionsgate/Televisa project. Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who wrote the pilot, also serve as executive producers. Continue reading
“Clear History” is the second film that has set down roots on the North Shore this summer, following Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups 2.” Sandler’s film was shot in Lowell, Lynn, Marblehead, Saugus, Swampscott, and Tyngsborough, and provided a substantial revenue boost to local businesses. Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the rumor: Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch was a stand-in for actor Kevin James on the Quincy set of the film “Here Comes the Boom.” Continue reading
The school was clearly on its way out. It had stood since 1922, was breaking down in spots, and was positioned right next to a new state-of-the-art school.
Perfect, actor Kevin James thought. Continue reading
MASSACHUSETTS FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES HBO FILMS’ “CLEAR HISTORY,”
STARRING LARRY DAVID, BILL HADER, PHILLIP BAKER HALL, JON HAMM, KATE HUDSON, MICHAEL KEATON, DANNY McBRIDE, EVA MENDES, AMY RYAN, and JB SMOOVE; TO BE SHOT IN MASSACHUSETTS