Department of Visual & Media Arts

Film & Media Blogs

Below is a list of regional and national blogs that specialize in news and opportunities in the media entertainment industry.

  • Kino-eye
    Blog of freelance videographer, producer, editor, web developer David Tamés.
  • /Film
    /Film was created in August 2005 as an alternative movie news and review blog.
  • Cinematech
    CinemaTech focuses on how new technologies are changing cinema: the way movies get made, discovered, marketed, distributed, shown, and seen (with occasional forays into other parts of the entertainment economy).
  • Film Festival Secrets
    A blog dedicated to revealing the inner-workings of film festivals.
  • Film Threat
    Film Threat provides current movie reviews, new movie reviews, top movie reviews, independent movie reviews, online movie reviews, and more.
  • johnaugust.com
    This site is run by Corpse Bride screenwriter John August. Mostly, he answers reader-submitted questions about the craft, but occasionally he goes on tangents that run far afield of writing and filmmaking. You'll also find info on past, present, and future projects.
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    Entertainment news. Features film reviews.
  • Mediabistro
    Dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry, this website provides opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase your work.
  • The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange News Center
    See the latest news and headlines from the MITX organization and MITX members.
  • Boston.com Movie Blog
    Movie news, reviews, and more from Boston Globe critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris.
  • Transom
    Atlantic Public Media administers Transom.org. APM is a nonprofit organization based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which has as its mission "to serve public broadcasting through training and mentorship, and through support for creative and experimental approaches to program production and distribution."
  • Variety.com
    Entertainment news. Features film reviews, festivals, and industry events.
  • Zap2It
    TV and film site. Includes information on what's playing when and where. 
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.