Sundance winner ‘Coda’ big night movie premiere at Gloucester Cinema – great article by Gail McCarthy Gloucester Daily Times

Beautiful read and interviews! More photos from the Vitale family and Film Cape Ann below.

“The charms of Gloucester exploded on the big screen at the local unveiling of the film “CODA,” a four-time winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The special event Thursday evening, intended for those who worked or assisted in some way with the film, turned out to be “the” premiere  after  director Sian Heder learned that the West Coast screening was canceled.

“Our premiere in L.A. isn’t happening so you are at the premiere,” she told the attendees at the Gloucester Cinema on Essex Avenue. “But I’m so excited to be here and share this with you. This is the first time I am seeing it with an audience. This film is a love letter to Gloucester…”

Gail McCarthy
‘A love letter to Gloucester’: Sundance winner ‘CODA’ premieres before local crowd
Gloucester Daily Times
published on line Saturday July 24, 2021, in print Monday

Read Gail McCarthy’s article here

Film Cape Ann

Filmed in Gloucester in late summer and fall in 2019 before Covid, the movie benefited from the local Film Tax Credit (as will the upcoming movie, Confess, Fletch, starring John Slattery and Jon Hamm). Locations in town for CODA feature Pratty’s and the bandstand in Rockport. Many local hires involved, including Elana Lee, ASL interpreter.

“#FilmCapeAnn was thrilled to have CODA anchored in our area.

Productions that highlight the core beauty of our year round working waterfront depicted in CODA, and past films like The Perfect Storm & Manchester-by-the-Sea, are a huge part of the area’s contribution to the Massachusetts film industry, and making the Mass. Film Incentive permanent. We thank the MA Film Office and State Senator Bruce Tarr & Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante for their strong effort with this incentive as well.” 

Meg Jarrett, Film Cape Ann

Photo credits below: Film Cape Ann

Photo credits below: Action! from the film shoot (early fall 2019, before Covid; and the big premiere night 2021. Courtesy the Vitale family

Broadway Comes to Cape Ann for State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante #GloucesterMA

Next week!

Please join Karen Tibbetts, Meg Jarrett and Stephanie Tashjy on Thursday, November 21st at 6 pm at the Cruiseport to honor State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and to hear the latest about the Arts in Massachusetts and how Cape Ann “plays a role”. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Celebrating the strength of women and a discussion with Theater Innovators including Erica Lynn Schwartz General Manager of Colonial Theater and Colleen Glynn, First Female Business Director of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts.”

theater innovators panel_fundraiser for ann margaret ferrante _ Beauport Hotel_

You could work with Adam Sandler tonight| photo doubles needed

Do you know someone who looks like these actors?
Cape Ann Film shares Judith Bouley casting call– please look at portraits and share!
PAY $204/8 + OT (you will definitely get OT!)
YOU WILL WORK WITH ADAM SANDLER
WORKS TONIGHT – 7/31 – AT 6:15p – until APPROX 5am
SEND:  NAME, EMAIL, PHONE #, HEIGHT/WEIGHT TO:  judycasting@gmail.com
PUT IN SUBJECT LINE WHICH ROLE and YOUR NAME
LOTS of EMAILS are being sent without following these exact directions
and without including all info. requested. and without availability to WORK TONIGHT at 6:15pm and WORK ALL NIGHT

 

MA Film and Television opportunities, State Director Lisa Strout speaks at Woodman’s

The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (NBCVB) and Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a special visit featuring Lisa Strout, the Director of the Massachusetts State Film Office.

Woodman’s Essex Room served a lovely luncheon– great chef and venue for events. (I wish I had a second raspberry tart.)

Lisa talked about film and media production in the state and how her department works with cities and towns. The crowd was mostly North Shore but I did speak with people who drove from Lowell, the Cape and western Massachusetts.

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Surprising locations are shot here in MA and passed off as elsewhere. Mt. Fuji stood out as one example.

The mostly business crowd reacted favorably upon hearing that Disney engaged more than 1500 MA vendors for one movie production.

Speaking of vendors: Woodmans called out a list of vendors they work with who have generously contributed to their scholarship fund. You can see that on the back of their anniversary clam sign.

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Casting Call For Male Lacrosse Players From Boston Casting Forwarded By Meg Jarrett

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August 2, 2011

*** NOT FOR PRESS ***
Boston Casting is looking for Male Lacrosse players to work on the film CROOKED ARROWS
We are looking for a very specific type, please read all the information below before submitting.
Caucasian Male
Age 18-20
MUST have lacrosse experience
Must be available Wed 8/3 as well as Tues 8/9-13th
If you fit the criteria and are interested in working on the film- please send a photo with your age, lacrosse experience and contact information to
BOSTONCASTINGLACROSSE@GMAIL.COM
Again, you must fit all the criteria to be considered.
This is a paying job- general background rate
Job will shoot on the Northshore- no public transportation available.
Open to both union and non-union talent
No phone calls please
Please submit to BOSTONCASTINGLACROSSE@GMAIL.COM