Monday, July 11, 2016


Recently, I had the fortune of reading “We Love Books, Films & Company.”  This online monthly magazine is produced locally by University at Albany Professor Ray Ortali.  It’s both scholarly and hopefully entertaining, focusing on the work of the best writers in the Capital Region.  The project was started as a complete labor of love by Mr. Ortali.  Ray is someone I met years ago at Upstate Independents film group and Ray has always been an ardent supporter of local independent filmmaking.  Recently the magazine expanded to encompass screenwriting! 

Ray’s reasoning is simple, “a good film first needs a good script.”  The first two screenplays are from Capital Region filmmakers Kevin Craig West and Christopher Schiller!

Here’s the best part- you can receive this completely free!  Just email with your name and you’re on the list to receive the next issue!