Working closely with Chicago creatives, The Call Sheet magazine takes you behind the scenes on the filmmakers of today.
Through this unique partnership between two of the city’s femme-led film organizations Cinema Femme and Camera Ambassador, our magazine will spotlight some of the raw and powerful talent emerging from the current filmmaking landscape!
Chicago femme-led film organizations Cinema Femme and Camera Ambassador collaborate on a brand new magazine
Behind The Call Sheet...
The secret’s out! After a week kicked off by a mysterious Instagram post, Camera Ambassador and Cinema Femme proudly present their latest collaboration: the first issue of a brand new magazine called The Call Sheet!
An Instagram reel launched from both Cinema Femme and Camera Ambassador, announcing that something was coming... | Camera Ambassador
“We always love working with Cinema Femme,” says Camera Ambassador Founder and CEO Erica Duffy, “and we’re so excited to be spotlighting an incredible level of talent in the film industry and an amazing team of writers and creators.”
Led by Cinema Femme’s Managing Editor Rebecca Martin Fagerholm, the writing staff is composed of all femme and non-binary writers covering cinematic work, ranging from short films by emerging talents to feature films from veteran filmmakers. The writing team has completed a mix of interviews and personal essays about specific filmmakers, films, and the industry overall.
The Call Sheet magazine Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Martin Fagerholm (left) and Publisher Erica Duffy (right)
“This magazine is a dream come true for me, and I love collaborating with people who share my passions,” remarks Rebecca, who acts as The Call Sheet’s Editor-in-Chief. “In this case, I’m excited to elevate emerging filmmakers, their work, and their voices. It is a joy to have a platform like this one.”
Furthermore, Camera Ambassador’s Content Director Connor Smith leads the creative layout as The Call Sheet’s Art Director, ensuring that the magazine is unified through a singular vision and aesthetic. The magazine will be utilizing a mix of styles, including both digital/analog photography and illustrations alike.
Likewise, Camera Ambassador's Operations Manager Matt Carroll joins the team as The Call Sheet's Circulation Director, ensuring that the magazine will be distributed as both physical copies and a virtual publication.
Inside The Call Sheet...
The first issue’s theme is “healing through art”. Each piece will center on how filmmaking helped the storytellers achieve catharsis of some sort.
In the first edition of The Call Sheet magazine, we take a deep dive into filmmaker Lua Borges' process of creating Dois Estágios | Rey Tang
“The very act of storytelling can be an incredibly rehabilitative process,” says Call Sheet Assistant Editor Rey Tang. “I’m so excited to be a part of a magazine that highlights each filmmaker’s powerful journey towards finding themselves in art-making.”
The magazine is created by a talented team of cinephiles interviewing filmmakers, writing personal essays on movies and the industry, and the inner workings of your favorite films!
The upcoming issue will feature exclusive interviews with filmmakers such as McKenzie Chinn, Emma Thatcher, Kelly O’Sullivan, Mary Tilden, and many more! It all begins in January with a launch party to celebrate the first ever issue of The Call Sheet magazine.
A special thanks to our advertisers: CineCity Studios, Cow Lamp Films, Cutters Studios, Gene Siskel Film Center, Hike Creative, Monar Aero, Prysm Studios, Questar Entertainment, Quicksilver Color, Show Runner
About Cinema Femme: Cinema Femme is a platform for emerging underrepresented filmmakers, which includes women and non-binary people. To support these filmmakers, Cinema Femme showcases their short films, provides education through featured interviews, and offers mentorship with seasoned filmmakers. They are vocal about the need for change onscreen and behind the lens. They believe that together, they can change the industry for the better.
About Camera Ambassador: Founded in 2014 by Erica Duffy, Camera Ambassador is one of only three equipment rental houses nationwide owned and operated by a woman. Her vision was to create a vibrant community of artists by providing high-quality film equipment and top-notch service paired with genuine support for their productions. Camera Ambassador is a one-stop shop, carrying everything from cameras and lenses to grip trucks and production supplies. Their equipment roster includes high-end brands such as Arri, Red, Canon, Cooke, Zeiss, O’Connor, Small HD, Teradek, and more. They’ve also got you covered with specialty items such as anamorphic lenses, gimbals, and grip trucks.