Take 2: March 2019

Mikhaila Waldman, Director Robert Krzykowski (THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT) and Jan Waldman with Silas Archer Gustav. He had a significant role in the
movie. Photo by Carolyn Ross.

On March 3, 2019, just before we went to print, IMAGINE Magazine hosted a Live Reading of an exciting new script FRANCONIA NOTCH from Casey Sherman (PATRIOTS DAY, FINEST HOURS) and John Stimpson (GHOST LIGHT, THE LEGEND OF LUCY KEYES). Both are prolific writers and both get their stories and scripts made into movies that get seen. It was a wonderful afternoon staged at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

The reading was so well received and appreciated by everyone in the audience that we can’t wait to hear more about what’s instore for this work. Stay tuned, because we will have all the details in our next issue when we feature FRANCONIA NOTCH as our cover story.

This issue is timely as we have endeavored to demonstrate just how mature the Massachusetts production industry has become; which means we are perfectly poised to need more support to fly over that next hurdle. Our legislators are working hard to assist us. I’ve written a Film Tax Credit and Legislative update for this issue – it is our cover story because right now it relates to the most important tasks we have at hand. And those are to keep our incentives competitive and remove the sunset date. Also, we’ve chosen stories for this issue to reflect just how robust our industry has become. I hope you enjoy them.

Carol Patton, Christy Cashman and Dennis Serpone at Christy’s for a Christmas Eve Celebration. Photo by Dennis Serpone.

There are many photos in this issue and that is because we have had many occasions to take them and we wish to share them with you. Photos for our 2019 IMAGINE Industry New Year’s Celebration & “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala are on pages 20 and 21. This annual special event was held at The Social Register in the South Boston Seaport District and was filled with great magical moments and a good time was enjoyed by all.

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IMAGINE hosts this event every year of the second Tuesday of the New Year. 2020 will be Tuesday, January 14th – Save the date. Our purpose is to create an opportunity for toasting our industry and the people who work in it. It’s designed to get industry participants together, honor our peers, celebrate our work and enjoy each other’s company. We honor those who give back to our industry and shine a light on the success they share with all of us. Often new friends, new ideas, and new collaborations spring from this festive occasion. I wish to thank everyone who attended and showed their support for our work at IMAGINE Magazine. Thank you!

Next we are looking forward to the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The show’s tagline is “Where Content Comes to Life.” The NAB show is the world’s largest show for media, entertainment and technology. It will be held in April 6-11, 2019.

IMAGINE will distribute at the NAB Show and we can take your advertising message with us. Over 90,000 people attend from all over the world and we’re there to make sure they all know about our great Film Tax Credits in our great New England region.

NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new devices in new ways.

NAB Show is where ground-breaking technology is unveiled, innovative solutions are displayed and game-changing trends are exposed. Prepare to explore aisle after aisle (bring your track shoes) of awesome
tech, cool gear, smart software, capable cloud solutions and limitless ideas and inspiration. Many New England companies will be exhibiting. We’ll bring back their stories for you.

Wishing a great rest of winter. Spring is sounding quite enticing about now.

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