F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Gianna Gomez

 Meet the filmmaker The F. John Outcalt Award For Outstanding Filmmaking is an honor given each year to a Reel Works filmmaker whose work exemplifies our core values of personal, passionate storytelling, creativity and social impact.  Five nominees where selected by Reel Works students this year.  The winner will be announced at Reel Works 2016 Gala Benefit … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Gianna Gomez

We’ve had the pleasure to talk to our brilliant girls doing our AOL Makers editing workshop!

Check out their thoughts on the workshops and women in the film industry. The program that the girls did was funded by the AOL Foundation. It was an intensive all-girls advanced editing program with Makers.com. The girls worked in pairs editing 3 separate makers pieces on female change makers. The class focused on advanced editing techniques … More We’ve had the pleasure to talk to our brilliant girls doing our AOL Makers editing workshop!

Reel Works Backstage at BET Black Girls Rock!

On March 31st eight Reel Works students got the chance to watch the Black Girls Rock tech rehearsal just a night before the show broadcast on BET. “It was such a wonderful experience,” said Fall 2015 Lab graduate Britni Robinson, age 16. “They gave us helpful feedback and information about different types of careers we … More Reel Works Backstage at BET Black Girls Rock!

Emily Mortimer: Stay True to Your Story and You will Never Go Wrong!

“Be ambitious, stay true to your story and you will never go wrong,” HBO’s Doll & Em star Emily Mortimer told Master Lab filmmakers during her recent visit to Reel Works. “Write what you know and stay true to your experience. It will be frightening, but if you tell your story passionately and committedly, it … More Emily Mortimer: Stay True to Your Story and You will Never Go Wrong!

Reel Works Alumni: Off the heels of Sundance!

Congratulations to Aleks Gezentsvey, Reel Works Alumni from Fall Lab Class of 2002, on the success of a new documentary film, Jim: The James Foley Story. Premiering at Sundance last week, it was the recipient of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Feature Audience Award. Aleks worked as an editor on the film and we were lucky … More Reel Works Alumni: Off the heels of Sundance!