Coming Attractions on Filmmakers Notebook

Published On January 27, 2011 | By admin | Blog Post, Independent Film

Filmmakers Notebook has been keeping me busy as 2011 gets underway and I’m sure it’s going to be a crazy year.   Last December we introduced radio interviews on the site featuring an entire series from the IFFS, which just wrapped up with James Chippendale, Co-Producer of the documentary “More to Live For”.  Some of the other memorable guests whose podcasts you might want to check out if you missed them included Ira Deutchman (@nyindieguy), Gabe Wardell (@gabesmail) and Rick Vaicius from the Flyway Film Fest (@flywayfilmfest).  We will be bringing you more podcasts with people who will  entertain and inform about various aspects of independent film and soon these interviews will also be available on iTunes. 

In addition to our radio shows we’ll be doing more Q&As.  Two upcoming interviews I’ll be publishing within the next few weeks are with screenwriter Justin W. Hedges (@JustinWHedges) and filmmakers Julie Keck and Jessica King (@kingisafink), screenplay writers of the new indie film “Tilt”. 

Aside from these areas, we’d like to try some new features including blog posts and articles from different filmmakers, who want to write about their projects.   Financing, marketing, distribution and any other elements that go into getting movies made we want to learn more about.  A guest piece by filmmaker Marion Kerr (@GoldenEarrings) will be kicking this off soon.   We’d also like to receive filmmaking info from people in different locations that will provide new perspectives about what is going on in various parts of the world.  The first of these blog posts that will be posted is from actor Chris Palermo of the Mass Movie Mavens (@mavensupdate), who will be  filling us in on the latest news from my home state of Massachusetts.

As for me, I’m going to be writing about two new projects.  I’m now a Marketing Consultant working with Producer Susan Brecker to promote her documentary film “More to Live For” @M2L4, which has been accepted as an offical selection in the Sedona and Cleveland International Film Festivals.  I’ll be blogging about that experience as well as some of my activities as a member of the Advisory Board of the Vegas Cine Fest Film Festival. 

I’m hoping that during 2011 Filmmakers Notebook will continue to grow and offer many voices instead of just my own, so if you have news about projects or festivals or would like to write about a film project you’re working on, send us an email at and come be my guest on the blog.

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