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The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017
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In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE,
an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.

doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films,
Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.

Thursdays at 10:00 PM and Fridays at 8:00 PM RI PBS Channel 36

Now Casting Actors In New England

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For Grown-Ups Only: A Special Evening of Shorts

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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PCFF Youth Filmmaking Workshop Videos on VIMEO!

Providence Children’s Film Festival offers children hands-on workshops to learn the craft of filmmaking during the annual Festival. 2017 Workshops
took place at RISD, Washington Park Library and Wanskuck Library.

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Nominations announced for the Location Managers Guild International Awards

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Painless wins the prestigious New Vision Award at Cinequest

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The official trailer for Painless is HERE

The official poster for Painless is HERE

Plan Now for Summer 2017

Kidseye Filmmaking Camp on Facebook

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Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival announces dates for its 21st season

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2017 Internships Available With Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Upcoming partner event with the middlebury new filmmakers festival

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Announcing the second Writers Accountability Group

Have an unfinished screenplay? A story you'd like to turn into a script? Need some motivation to finish your fifth draft? This group might be for you. The Writers Accountability Group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9pm starting on January 18th in Warwick for a period of three months. Participants will set realistic goals for their screenplay and work together to help each other reach those goals. The first half of the meeting will be a group check-in and process discussion followed by individual work time. We are looking for a max of six participants. There is no charge to be a part of the group. Interested parties should e mail

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Thank you to all of you who attended our 2017 IMAGINE Industry New Year’s Celebration & “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala! See our lively video by Andy Crosby at

if you work in or for our industry, you will want to get listed in the 2017 compendium of resources available in New England going out to local, national and international studios and producers.

This important outreach is designed specifically to attract movie making here!

IMAGINE’s New England Production, Resource & Locations Guide is in the works! This is the 411 for New England that really gets around! Let us take your image/message/ad to Hollywood (specifically Burbank) and put it in the hands of over 2,000 industry professionals attending AFCI’s Locations and Global Production & Finance Shows.

List here:

List your industry related business, service, products, talent, skills, learning opportunities, organizations, festivals, supportive technology and other offerings that contribute to the overall success of our production industry in New England. Listings are inexpensive and effective.

In addition to our regular and bonus distribution, this production guide stays online 24/7/365 for the entire year. Our unique online visitors come from all over the world looking for talent and services.

So, help us give Hollywood and the world a “shout out” and let us take your message where it will be seen by decision makers who bring their work here and need to know about you and what you have to offer!

More than $3 billion of location production dollars are up for grabs at this event. This effort is an annual outreach that IMAGINE makes in behalf of our industry to be sure that we get more than our fair share of location dollars. IMAGINE prints thousands of extra copies and ships them to the west coast for this event. Needless to say, we need your support for this unique and impactful representation of our region. Bringing more location work here is what this is all about.

Contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to your participation and support. IMAGINE Magazine couldn’t do this essential outreach without you. Thank you!

Do it now and feel free to share or forward this message.

My very best to you as always,

Carol Patton
IMAGINE Magazine
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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The Business of Film, Television and New Media Production in the Northeast

The Roy W. Dean Grant

The film grant that gives every filmmaker who applies a free consultation is now accepting submissions.

The Roy W. Dean Grant is now open for entries to its Spring 2017 Grant. The grant seeks independent film projects that are unique and contribute to society. It is open to documentaries, short films, features, and web series. Deadline for entering the grant is April 30th, 2017.

Founded in 1993 by film funding non-profit From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant winner this year receives $30K in cash film related products, and services to help them complete their film. This includes $3,500 donated by From the Heart, a hard drive from G-Technology, 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound from ProMedia, and 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC

Each filmmaker is able to discuss their film project with a staff or board member of From the Heart. They can get advice on funding, story, distribution or whatever they’d like to discuss. Consultations can be reserved after grant has closed.

To apply to the grant, go to

For more information on the grant, go to, email or call 805-984-0098

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival Announces Dates For Its 21st Season

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This summer, the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will celebrate its 21st year. The dates for this year’s Festival are August 8th – 13th. Programming will take place throughout the capital city of Providence and at locations across the state including Newport, Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Tiverton and Westerly.

This year’s Festival will be a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and non-profit producer of RIIFF. The 2017 Festival will include cinematic retrospectives from Flickers’ past that will be available at 1981 ticket pricing. Opening night on August 8th will take place at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).

Festival passes are on sale now and are available online at

The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year.

Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Canadian Screen Awards.

There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.

For more information, please visit The Festiival is located at 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence RI 02903. Telephone: 401-861-4445, e-mail:

Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Rhode Island PBS community.

Do you watch Rhode Island PBS? 
Do you enjoy the programs we air?  

If so, we ask, please support the programs you love. 

This year, we are excited to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday, an international day of generosity on Tuesday, November 29.

Funds raised will go directly to help bring NEW programming to Rhode Island PBS for the 2017 season.  

Can you help us reach our goal of $7,500 to bring 50 new episodes to the station?

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Now Casting: My Super Sweet

The legendary series that started it all - is back and bigger than ever before. All eyes are on you - friends and followers alike. It’s the celebration of a lifetime
marking a coming of age.
It’s a party unlike any other. And it’s all for you... not just your social media but #OnMTV

MTV cordially invites you to My Super Sweet... an extraordinary television event featuring the most important day of your life marked by the greatest of celebrations - Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera, Debutante Ball, Debut, or any other coming of age milestone event - if it’s going to be lit, we want to know about it!

Doron Ofir Casting, is searching nationwide for the most popular, outrageous, glitzy, girls and boys who are planning extravagant parties that will show the world just how
#blessed they really are!

We want to showcase the most Instagram-enviable celebrations ever seen. Snap the sweetest and most memorable moments of your life that’ll make all your Snapchat followers
comment #goals when they see just how turnt your party gets!

Allow us to take part in your life changing celebration and put the greatest filter on your special day.

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*Must be at least 13 years old to apply and legally eligible to work in the United States*

AAWIC creates opportunity for minority women filmmakers

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Submissions for this contest close March 14, 2017

Think Film! Pro8mm’s One Roll Super 8 Challenge

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Submissions for this contest close March 22, 2017

The Audience Awards First-Ever Film Festival

April 6-9, 2017 in North Hollywood, CA

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The new PCFF FILM HUB connects the community with resources to discover, explore and engage with film

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The KDMF 1st annual PSA Contest

Create a positive 30 second video reminding motorists to drive responsibly

The very first public service announcements aired during WWII. Decades later they continue to serve as powerful reminders to the public. Since 2003 the KDMF has held an annual writing contest, and for the past four years AAA Northeast has joined forces with the KDMF as corporate sponsor of the contest with a top prize of $1,000. This year the nonprofit that raises awareness about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving wants to put a new twist on the contest.

This year they are asking high school students to get smart with their smart phones and create a thirty second Public Service Announcement (“PSA”) that could air on TV and social media.

“We want to change with the times and most every student has access to a smartphone and knows how to shoot video and edit,” states KDMF President Joel Chase. “Many commercials are now being shot with smart phones and we thought this would be a great way to change things up and get students excited to be part of the contest.”

The KDMF will ask members of the local media to make final selections and are asking students to create a 30 second positive video that reminds motorists to drive responsibly.

The KDMF has produced a series of PSA’s that include former NBA player Chris Herren, URI Basketball Coach Dan Hurley, Providence College Basketball Coach Ed Cooley, and Middle Weight Boxing Champion Peter Manfredo. Those PSAs aired hundreds of times on WPRI, WJAR, MTV, HGTV and Lifetime, as well as on the jumbotrons at Providence College and URI basketball games. The KDMF is hoping to get the winner’s PSA on TV and it will also be used on its website and social media.

The rules will be posted on the Katie DeCubellis Memorial website. In order for the PSAs to possibly air on TV they need to be shot on a smart phone or other device that shoots in high definition. The KDMF has purchased the rights to a specific piece of music that students need to use if they choose to have music in the PSA. An Mp3 link will be made available at the KDMF website. All PSAs must end with the KDMF logo that can be downloaded from the KDMF website. Anyone appearing in the PSA must sign a release form that can also be down loaded at the KDMF website. The creators of the PSA must submit the release form with their entry packet. The finished PSA video can be sent through to the email address of Participants should clearly label their video submission including contact information and should also send their submission and release forms to

In November, the KDMF will send out announcements to every high school and post on their social media the start of the contest. The deadline for entries is March 30, 2017. A ceremony will be held Monday, May 22 at 7pm at the Warwick Mall to announce this year’s winners. Television reporter/WPRO radio anchor and children’s book author Laura Clarizio will emcee the event.

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Our featured spring event, "For Grown-Ups Only: A Special Evening of Shorts," returns to the Providence Athenaeum on Saturday, April 8!

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Fresh New Way Video Challenge

The Challenge: Partner with Home2 Suites by Hilton, give a new take on something ordinary and you could win big

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Virginia Video Contest Now Live

The Challenge: Show us what there is to love about Virginia by creating a 30- to 90-second video.

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Soldier On: Life After Deployment

Tree of Life Productions

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Seeking Upscale Contemporary Homes in Northern RI

Local Location Scout Seeking Large Upscale Contemporary homes for use in upcoming video and photography projects for New England Based company.
Home should be minimum 3500 Square feet but prefer 5000 Square feet.
Contemporary and Well decorated with LOTS of Natural Light.
Please only within 1/2 hour of Providence
Looking for Quiet Neighborhood with ample parking for crews.
Generous day rate compensation is offered.

If interested please email me 5-6 Digital photos of your kitchen, Family Room, Yard and front of home. I will respond to each submission. If I feel your home
would fit our needs I would set up a meeting for a walk through and full home scout During week of October 11th.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Raymond Forbes
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617.803.6230 cell

Fall/Winter 2016-17 Internships Available With Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

Interns To Work On Planning For 35th Anniversary Celebration

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Moviemaker Magazine

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Small Cities and Towns

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We Want Your Film News

Do you have an upcoming project? Audition? Screening? In the spirit of giving, I present to you not one but TWO options for spreading the word and increasing your project's visibility.

RIFC Newsletter & Facebook: E mail and please include the following info:

1. Contact E mail
2. Contact Information
3. When
4. Where
5. Your announcement
6. Is there a link to more info?
7. If casting - is it SAG?
8. If a work call - paid or unpaid?

Motif Magazine: E mail and include your name and "FILM NEWS" in the subject line.

Motif will be running a regular section on local films news and would love to help promote your work.

Free of charge, you can notify more actors about your auditions and more film-goers about your screenings. These are good things.

On the Road

ABC6 News was recently “On the Road” with anchors John DeLuca and Alexandra Cowley in the capitol city, live from Federal Hill.
John and Allie sit down with Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and TV Office. Steven drops some hints about potential filmand television
prospects in Rhode Island’s future.

"A Lively Experiment" WSBE TV RI PBS

For those who missed it or those who do not have access to cable, here is the online video link to the show that premiered on June 6th.

The Panel included:
Dyana Koelsch -- Moderator
Steve Feinberg - Executive Director of the Office of Film and TV
Randall Rosenbaum - Executive Director of the State Council on the Arts,
Julie Snyder, motion picture producer /location manager
George T. Marshall - Film professor at Roger Williams University and Executive Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The Topics Addressed:
· Job Creation
· Wages
· State taxes
· Tax credit program
· Marketing the state to lure production companies
· Impact of film festivals on the community as well as use as marketing tool.


George T. Marshall,
Executive Director/CEO
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival


The 1st Thursday of each month, hosts a Filmmaker's Showcase for independent producers at the Brooklyn Coffee & Teahouse in Providence, Rhode Island. Our coffee house is also on To be our coffee house friend, type in: Brooklyn Coffee Teahouse.
We look forward to hearing and seeing you soon. We want Your Independent Films! We want to host your test screening review •DVD equipment - Surround sound - Large screen available. We also have casting call space above our coffee house Location:

Brooklyn Coffee Tea House • Anthony Demings • 209 Douglas Avenue • Providence, RI 02908 • 401-575-2284
for more info contact

Anthony Demings

Welcome New People! Here’s how it works at LDI – You send us ONE (1) headshot and resume via regular mail

LDI Casting, P.O. Box 9666, Warwick, RI 02889 AND Register on our website.

It’s free and confidential. We do not ask for a resume on line, just some basic information. We do not charge you any money for our services. We ask that you contact us via emails and regular mail. Phone calls?…yeah, NOT so much. Please try other options to contact us first.

Anne Mulhall
LDI Casting
P.O. Box 9666
Warwick, RI  02889

Join our new group in Facebook: Latinos de Rhode Island

Pawtucket Armory available for rent

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Giving Away New HD & SD Looping Backgrounds

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