Meet our newest Board Member, Chris Poindexter!

The students, staff and board of Reel Works are proud to welcome Christopher Poindexter, Esq., Vice President, Legal of Cross Media-Works, to our board of directors. A native of Virginia, Chris is the Senior Legal Officer at Cross Media-Works, one of the leading media services firms in the country.  A father of two, he has a lifelong … More Meet our newest Board Member, Chris Poindexter!

Kickstarter Project: “We are half way there!”

It’s been exactly a week since we launched our kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for our “Traveling Film Festival”!  In just 5 days we raised nearly 50% of our goal!!  BIG THANKS to friends, family, long time supporters and a few strangers for getting us there. We’ve been particularly moved and impressed by the … More Kickstarter Project: “We are half way there!”

Traveling Film Festival – Kickstarter Project Launched

A summer plan to take teen filmmakers on a tour to share their stories and inspire youth to take positive action Thousands of New Yorkers have been moved and inspired by the stories of Reel Works teen filmmakers through the weekly broadcasts of our youth-produced series “Reel Works with Avan Jogia” on NYC-Life [Channel 25]. … More Traveling Film Festival – Kickstarter Project Launched

Fall Labbers 2012 – It’s Time To Say Congrats and Next Steps!!

After having celebrated the premiere of their films last week, our newest graduates had their last “official” meeting at Reel Works on Tuesday. They were awarded their Reel Works graduation certificates and afterwards, they sat together  to have a little get-together with Laurel Gwizdak, Director of Education, Trish Hicks, writing mentor,  Zach Lennon-Simon, Teaching Assistant … More Fall Labbers 2012 – It’s Time To Say Congrats and Next Steps!!

Introducing 14 Media Superheroes – The Fall 2012 Lab!

Yesterday, Reel Works celebrated its latest and largest graduating class of all time. 14 students mastered the challenges of the Fall 2012 Lab, without having one dropout. Before a full house at the HBO Theater, the newest Reel Works grads presented their films, which they have been working on for the last six months, eagerly … More Introducing 14 Media Superheroes – The Fall 2012 Lab!

2nd Documentary Screening Night: “Up Heartbreak Hill”

We look forward to seeing you all for our next Documentary Screening Night @ Reel Works on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm – when we’ll show “Up Heartbreak Hill” followed by a Q&A with the director Erica Scharf. Erica Scharf’s “Up Heartbreak Hill” is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be … More 2nd Documentary Screening Night: “Up Heartbreak Hill”

Successful start to the NEW “Documentary Screening Series”!

Looking back to the first session of our brand new monthly ‘Documentary Screening Series’ on February 28, Reel Works would like to thank its numerous guests for packing the house! Reel Works and POV received great feedback from the mixed audience of adults and teens alike on the film ‘Girl Model’ by Ashley Sabin and … More Successful start to the NEW “Documentary Screening Series”!