Month: September 2019


every mother's son

October 5, 2019| 4 PM
343 Malcolm X Blvd (Bet. 127th & 128th St) Harlem, NY

The Black Panther Commemoration Committee NY and Maysles Cinema invite you to the screening of EVERY MOTHER’S SON with special guest speakers Iris Baez, a leader in the struggle to end police violence and filmmaker Tami Gold.

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2016 FM alumna wins Emmy!

Chelsea Narvaez wins Emmy

Hunter College journalism alumna student Chelsea Narvaez has won an Emmy for her work on the CBS News primetime documentary, 39 Days.

Narvaez was a production assistant on the weekly news program 48 Hours on the day a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student shot and killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.  As the story unfolded, the 48 Hours team and other CBS journalists decided to profile the students who banded together to do something, chronicling a movement that culminated in the nationwide March for our Lives 39 days later.

Narvaez said they worked around the clock on the documentary. “I’m truly in awe of what we managed to put together in such a short amount of time.,” Narvaez said. “When it aired, we cried, feeling the weight of the awful tragedy that occurred, wishing we never had to make this documentary but feeling pride in telling the victims’ stories and the stories of their friends and family as best we could.”

In addition to the Emmy for Outstanding News Special, 39 Days received an Edward R. Murrow award for Best News Documentary in June. Way to go Chelsea!

MovieMaker Magazine reviews Prof. Mercado’s book, “The Language of the Lens”

moviemaker TLOTL review front page

MovieMaker Magazine, “the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent film magazine” gave professor Mercado’s recently published book in The Filmmaker’s Eye series, The Language of the Lens, a glowing review: 
“For the new moviemaking generation, The Language of the Lens can serve as a reference point of how some of cinema’s greatest auteurs make use of the lens, as well as a key for how to use the tool. After reading The Language of the Lens, moviemakers will be equipped with the ultimate knowledge to command any lens, from an iPhone to the most expensive glass money can buy”
Their full review can be found in their Summer 2019 issue, available at newsstands everywhere, and at the following link.