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MediaStorm Premieres 7 Films for WSJ. Magazine’s 2017 Innovators Award at the Museum of Modern Art

Crafting a better future from a world in flux. This is the hallmark of WSJ. Magazine’s 2017 Innovators—a group of visionary, foundation-shaking luminaries working across seven fields. This year’s talents were honored at the annual Innovator Awards on November 1 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were: Reese Witherspoon (Entertainment); Raf Simons (Fashion); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Architecture); Roman and Williams (Design); Musical.ly (Technology); Ryan Heffington (Performing Arts); Mark Bradford (Art).

For the third year in a row, MediaStorm has used its multidisciplinary approach to create films that shine a light on the legacies and innovations of each individual. These films showcase some of MediaStorm’s greatest strengths: an ability to develop a captivating story under tight constraints; combining beautiful cinematography and motion graphics to add unparalleled finesse; and working in close partnership with a client to get results.

These videos have been a critical part of WSJ’s strategy to drive its audience to its site and to assert itself as the place of significance for the informed citizen.

In keeping with our mission to develop stories that matter, we are thrilled to play a role in recognizing the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovators.

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Applications are open for National Press Photographers Foundation 2018 scholarships


Calling all college students! Applications are now open for National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) 29018 scholarships.

NPPF will award eight $2,000 scholarships in the Spring 2018. Deadline is December 1, 2017

The new online application is easy and fast. Information and instructions can be found here:


For any questions email jwbrown@nppf.org



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Harbers Studios and Film Fatales present Women in Focus

Harbers Studios and Film Fatales have put an incredible panel of documentary filmmakers together for their free event celebrating women filmmakers and the stories behind their work. Women in Focus: Shooting in the Firing Line.

Join us for an evening with female filmmakers as we discuss the challenges of shooting in remote and often dangerous locations. Panelists Amber Fares (Speed Sisters) Geeta Gandbhir (Journey of a Thousand Miles:Peacekeepers) and Martha Jeffries (Years of Living Dangerously) will screen clips from their award winning documentaries and share advice on the strategies, logistics and hazards of filming in daunting locations.

Moderated by documentary filmmaker Marie-Helene Carleton (Co-founder of Screening Room.org and Four Corners Media)

Doors and the bar will open at 6pm, the panel will start at 7:00


Thu, November 2, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Public Arts Space215
Chrystie Street
New York, NEW YORK 10002
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“Fight Hate With Love” Philadelphia premiere on Thursday, November 9

The Philadelphia Film Society will be screening our newest feature length documentary, Fight Hate With Love, as part of their Philly Film Showcase at the Prince Theater, on Thursday, November 9th. Director Andrew Michael Ellis and film’s protagonist Michael “OG Law” Ta’Bon will be in attendance for a post screening discussion and Q&A.


The screening is free, but we encourage you to reserve your tickets here:

Fight Hate with Love will become available to stream online and purchase on DVD through MediaStorm on December 14th. Join our newsletter to be notified when the film is online.

As a young man, Michael Ta’Bon’s ex-­con father taught him about drugs and crime, and those lessons landed him in prison for 15 years. During his incarceration, Michael promised himself that he would one day start a movement to prevent young black people from getting caught in the cycle of violence he found himself in. Seven years after being released from prison, now married with a pregnant wife and a young son, Michael is a dedicated public servant in his North Philadelphia neighborhood, but those years of incarceration have left him with invisible scars, and his fierce commitment to community work may ultimately cost him his family.

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Now Playing: The Distance Between Us, a new feature length documentary by MediaStorm

In 2010, inspired by photojournalist Chris Capozziello’s powerful photographs of his sibling, MediaStorm started covering Chris and his twin brother Nick’s life and relationship, during a particularly challenging time in their lives. Seven years years later, we are excited to finally share this special film of sibling bonding with all of you.

Nick has cerebral palsy. He is an adult, living with his parents, who is often treated as a child but physically feels like an old man. His brother Chris has spent his whole life dealing with the reality of having a twin brother that struggles through life in ways he does not. To help him work through this chronic guilt, Chris, who is a professional photojournalist, has been photographing and documenting Nick’s life for nearly two decades. Now, at age 35, Nick finally has the opportunity to take his first steps towards independence, a change that is both desired and scary to all members of the family, and which they will each deal with in their own way.

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