The Call Sheet Vol. 2 officially arrives both physically and online in January 2024! The brainchild of Erica Duffy (CEO and Founder of Camera Ambassador) and Rebecca Martin Fagerholm (Editor in Chief and Founder of Cinema Femme), The Call Sheet magazine celebrated it's upcoming release of Vol. 2 and its continued community mission to serve as your guide to today's filmmaking. The magazine spotlights  filmmakers' movies (both regionally and beyond), working on set, and the creation process.




The second edition of The Call Sheet magazine | Mathilde Laporte


On November 16, 2023, The Call Sheet magazine launch party took place at the Camera Ambassador studio. Over seventy attendees celebrated the new edition of the young Chicago publication, which elevates marginalized voices in the film scene.

The 68-page issue was funded by custom-crafted advertisements for the sponsors, including: We Deliver Productions, Prairie Creek Productions, Showrunner, and Cine City Studios, Planks and Pistils, and the presenting sponsor Camera Ambassador.

"It's really such a great feeling getting to build off of Volume 1," The Call Sheet Publisher Erica Duffy said. "I'm so thankful for our community and this avenue for supporting our indie film scene. "


The core team behind The Call Sheet magazine (from left to right: Connor "Texas" Smith, Lua Borges, Erica Duffy, Rebecca Martin Fagerholm, and Matt Carroll) | Mathilde Laporte


The party included a custom Planks and Pistils floral installation for the guests to enjoy, riffing on the second issue's visual and design theme of giving flowers to "unconventional superheroes," the installation invited guests to take a moment and receive their own flowers to directly celebrate Chicago's budding community.

"It was wonderful to see the community come out and just celebrate," says The Call Sheet Circulation Director Matt Carroll. "I'm excited for our readers to connect with the stories as this edition of the magazine gets out there." 


John Caleb Pendleton, Creative Director of Planks and Pistils and his installation | Mathilde Laporte


Enjoy these additional photos from our pre-release party and keep your eyes peeled for Vol. 2 around Chicago and online soon!


(Photos by Mathilde Laporte)