The Call Sheet magazine is available to read online now!
The Call Sheet magazine has officially launched! As 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 is a publication serving as your guide to today's filmmaking. The magazine spotlights the filmmakers' movies, working on set, and the creation process.
The first edition of The Call Sheet magazine | Sean Su
Last night, The Call Sheet magazine launch party took place at the Camera Ambassador studio. Over a hundred attendees celebrated the beginning of a new Chicago publication, which elevates marginalized voices in the film scene.
"Today is the launch, and I couldn't be more proud of my team," says magazine Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Martin Fagerholm. "Partnering with Camera Ambassador has been a true joy."
The 48-page issue was funded by custom-crafted advertisements for the sponsors, including: CineCity Studios, Cow Lamp Films, Cutters Studios, Gene Siskel Film Center, Hike Creative, Journeywork Entertainment, Monar Aero, Prairie Creek Productions, Prysm Studios, Questar Entertainment, Showrunner, and Tubeez by On Set Headsets.
"It's really such an incredible accomplishment," agrees The Call Sheet Publisher Erica Duffy, "and I'm so thankful for our community and their support."
The core team behind The Call Sheet magazine (from left to right: Rey Tang, Erica Duffy, Rebecca Martin Fagerholm, Matt Carroll, and Connor "Texas" Smith) | Sean Su
The party included several different exhibits for the guests to enjoy, including a 9-foot interactive art display, ‘Healing Facts’ by Artist Erica Duffy, mimicking the back of a medicine bottle. Riffing on the first issue's theme "healing through art", the installation invited guests to write down their own methods of healing and what healing looks like to them.
"It was so wonderful to see how the theme resonated with everyone else," says The Call Sheet Assistant Editor Rey Tang. "I'm so excited for our readers to connect with the stories from our first issue."
Visitors wrote down their interpretations of healing on the art display | Camera Ambassador
Not only were guests able to mingle with the writers and interview subjects behind the pages of the inaugural issue, but they were also able to hear the interviews and essays brought to life in the listening room. Guests wore headphones and enjoyed the magazine’s articles read by the authors and local voice over talent Jonathan Desir.
“I’m really excited about the digital release of The Call Sheet because of the ability to incorporate new ways to interact with the content through the hosting platform we chose!” exclaims Circulation Director Matt Carroll. “Publuu lets us embed links and audio files into the actual magazine so that our readers have the option to listen to some of the writers read their articles and essays.”
Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Martin Fagerholm enjoys the latest issue of The Call Sheet magazine with guests | Sean Su
“It was just real great to see and celebrate with everyone,” Art Director Texas Smith goes on, “and I think there’s a lot of beauty that’s gonna come from this.”
The party started at 7pm and lasted until around midnight. Party-goers enjoyed drinks, walking tacos, and of course, a free issue of the magazine.
(Photos by Sean Su)
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