Author: Danielle DiGiacomo

Danielle DiGiacomo is a documentary filmmaker and freelance writer based in Brooklyn. She is currently finishing her first doc feature, Island to Island: Returning Home from Rikers, about two men reintegrating into society after jail. She has written for, Film in the City, Kirkus Reviews, and Travel Savvy, and is a consultant for

Articles Written by Danielle DiGiacomo:

Toward a Post-Theatre Age

For years, the holy grail of independent distribution was Miramax. Then mid-sized companies like ThinkFilm, Magnolia Pictures, and IFC Films emerged around the millennium, while mini-majors such as Sony Classics formed to compete with the Weinsteins. Meanwhile, smaller, mom-and-pop operations, trusted for their integrity—Kino, New Yorker, and Zietgeist—inhabited a less flashy, but still important place… Read more »

On the Margins of the Multiplex

In 1973, a young, cinema-loving bohemian couple fled the high rents of Manhattan for the more affordable suburbs of Huntington, NY. Once there, Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky found that they had also fled, inadvertently, the vibrant independent cinema scene in New York City, which was then in its heyday, with more than a dozen… Read more »

Hot Vlog

I recognize Ryanne Hodson as soon as I enter the Lower East Side café—even though I’ve never met her before. After watching her video blogs, I feel as though I already know the pretty, engaging, 26-year-old artist, who is now at the forefront of a small but rapidly growing movement of video bloggers. “Vlogging” essentially… Read more »