Author: Emily Cataneo

Emily is an intern at the Independent and a student at Boston University, double majoring in history and journalism.

Articles Written by Emily Cataneo:

Exhibitor FAQ: Olympia Film Society

The Olympia Film Society (OFS) has been bringing independent, experimental, and underrepresented film to the Olympia, Washington community since 1980. The society programs the Weekly Film Series, a series of independent and international films that sometimes includes one-time screenings and discussions with filmmakers. OFS also programs the annual Olympia Film Festival, which attracts 5,000 to… Read more »

Exhibitor FAQ: Amherst Theatre

The Independent launches its new series of Exhibitor FAQs to provide resources and advice on how to get your film onto the big screen. Following in the tradition of the distributor and funder Q&As, the Exhibitor FAQ will feature a different theatre, museum or other screening venue with tips on how to approach the theatre,… Read more »

Digging In: An Interview with Eugene Rosow and Bill Benenson of “Dirt! The Movie”

Independent filmmakers aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. At least, Eugene Rosow isn’t. Rosow recently teamed up with fellow filmmaker Bill Benenson to create Dirt! The Movie, a funny, socially relevant, award-winning documentary about dirt. Dirt! The Movie, which was based on William Logan’s book Dirt, the Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, both explores… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Udy Epstein of Seventh Art Releasing

Seventh Art Releasing is a distributor and sales company founded in 1994 by Jonathan Cordish and Udy Epstein. The company is known for distributing award-winning documentaries and fiction films, many dealing with Jewish culture, lesbian and gay issues, human rights, music, and popular culture. Exactly a decade since their last interview with The Independent, co-founder… Read more »

Thank You For the Music: A Music Licensing Guide for Filmmakers

The soundtrack of a film is an integral part of its interpretation. It not only helps to create a polished final product, but it can help an audience understand what the characters are feeling. Picture Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross running out of the church, laughing, her wedding dress trailing behind them. They jump on… Read more »