This is a list of all the writers (present and past) whose articles for The Independent have been posted online.
Maddy Kadish joins The Independent with an eye towards digital strategy for film and filmmakers. She is a freelance writer, multimedia producer, and instructional designer. She is also a writer for NewEnglandFilm.com, where she has profiled festivals and filmmakers, and is a consultant for the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Sara Archambault is the Program Director at the LEF Foundation, and Programmer/Co-founder of the award-winning documentary film series The DocYard. Sara has an extensive professional history in production, programming, and foundation work.
Paulina Villarroel Cruz is a filmmaker, film educator, and expert second hand shopper. She lives in Salem, MA.
Born and raised in Japan to Indian parents, freelance film writer Anisha Jhaveri’s globe-spanning background lent itself to her vast exposure and interest in world cinema. A former but fierce New Yorker, she spent five years in the city, where she programmed the Rubin Museum of Art’s Cabaret Cinema film series and was the marketing coordinator for the South Asian ZEE TV network.
Ziyad Saadi has worked primarily as a freelance film producer and writer, having delved into a broad range of roles. Starting his career off in marketing & distribution at ID Communications in Montreal, Ziyad later moved to NYC where several of his produced and written works went on to screen at various festivals across the country.
Maud Dillingham is a videographer specializing in promotional videos for small businesses. She studied filmmaking at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and worked as an assistant editor for several PBS productions. For more information about Maud, see: www.maudness.com
Rebecca Clarke is a New York based Illustrator, with a colorful and portrait heavy style. Some of her clients include The Plant Magazine, Longwood Gardens, 2x4, and Ernst &Young.
Sarah Coleman writes about photography, film and books for numerous publications, and blogs about photography and literature at theliteratelens.com. She is currently finishing a novel about the early days of documentary photography.
Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker and educator. She is a board member of Independent Media Publications and former publisher of The Independent. For more information or to contact her, visit michelemeek.com.
Randy Steinberg has taught screenwriting at Boston University. To learn more about his writing projects please visit: www.scriptsages.com.
Rebecca Reynolds is a co-founder/writer/producer with the indie company 8180 Films. With Jim Carpenter and Gary Sales, she produced 8180 Film's newest feature, The Girl on the Train, a noir psychological thriller starring Henry Ian Cusick, Nicki Aycox and Stephen Lang.
Greta Schiller is a veteran documentarian. Learn more about her work at www.jezebel.org.
Stacey Main was born and raised in San Diego, California and is a graduate of San Diego State University, with a BS in Television, Film, and New Media Production.
Alisa Katz, a native New Yorker, graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and attended the Film Academy of Prague (FAMU). Katz’s film producing experience includes Edward Zwick’s Defiance, Michael Mann’s Miami Vice and Pieter Jan Brugge’s The Clearing. Katz produced a 22-episode web series for Michael Eisner’s web distribution outlet, Vuguru.
Jared M. Gordon is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and film professor in Boston, Massachusetts. His creative work can be found at www.jaredmgordon.net and his writer's blog is jaredsinkwell.blogspot.com.
Neil Kendricks is a San Diego-based artist, filmmaker, and the film curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego who is currently in production on his feature-length documentary, Comics Are Everywhere.
Hermine Muskat is a psychologist and documentary filmmaker. She co-produced Waiting for Armageddon and Doctors of the Dark Side and is a member of the film committee of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. Reach her at email@example.com.
LJ Kessels is a Dutch native and graduate of the University of Amsterdam with a Master’s degree in Philosophy. She’s a freelance writer and involved in the organization of various (film) festivals throughout Europe.
Wendy Dent is an award-winning writer-director-editor-producer and Visiting Scholar at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Phil Saroyan is a freelance writer in the LA area with accumulated works in screenwriting and is in pre-release for The Not-So-Terrible Ivan, a science fiction story; Phil enjoys fine arts and holds a BA in finance.
Catherine Epstein is a writer and educator living in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared at The Huffington Post, AlterNet, and the Women's Media Center. She is an educator at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Courtney Sheehan majored in visual culture at Grinnell College, where she also chaired the committee that programs film events and screenings for the Grinnell community. She is a frequent contributor to The Independent.
A graduate of Emerson College, Mike Sullivan has been a professional editor for 17 years. For the past 12 years he has been editing documentaries for BPI outside of Boston. His work can be seen in museums across the country including The Smithsonian, The College Basketball Hall of Fame, The Tampa Bay History Center, and The Philadelphia Zoo.
John Charette is a freelance journalist based in Sudbury, Ontario.
Peggy Rambach is the author of the novel Fighting Gravity (Steerforth Press) and a collection of stories When the Animals Leave (Ampersand Press). She is the editor of two anthologies that emerged from her work teaching creative writing in Social Services, Corrections, and Health Care. Her website is www.peggyrambach.com.
Alana Jordan is a writer from Birmingham, Alabama.
Besides writing about the film business, Brandon Walter Irvine profiles filmmakers and the films they make. You can read more at his site, www.underplex.com.
Lisa Pegram is a writer, songwriter, and educator who designs international peacemaking initiatives in the arts for youth. Based in Washington, DC she currently balances her literary and performance endeavors with pursuing an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University.
Jennifer Owensby Sanza produced The Teachings of Jon with the funding support of Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the guidance of amazing mentors within PBS world along the way. The Teachings of Jon won the 2007 National Telly Award, becoming one of public television’s most popular documentaries.
Katherine Brodsky is a freelance arts and entertainment writer. She has written for Entertainment Weekly, MovieMaker Magazine, USA Weekend, Variety, Stage Directions, Forward, and many others. She has interviewed a diverse range of intriguing personalities, including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Pulitzer, Tony, and Genie Award winners & nominees.
Erin Trahan edits and publishes The Independent.
Steven LaFond is a freelance writer and current graduate student in Bennington College's low-residency MFA program.
Kurt Brokaw is an associate teaching professor at The New School. He also teaches film noir and early lesbian fiction at the 92nd Street Y.
Randi Cecchine is an independent documentary shooter/editor/producer, freelancer, and sometime educator living in New York. She has a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA in Media Arts Production from The College of Staten Island.