Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker and educator.
She earned an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Assistant in the English Department at the University of Rhode Island. She has taught film, literature and writing courses at Emerson College, Boston College, Massachusetts College of Art, and University of Rhode Island.
She has presented academic papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, College English Association Conference, and University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference. Her essay “Marriage, Adultery & Desire: A Subversive Subtext in Baby Doll” was published in the 2011 edition of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and her book review of Film Festivals: Culture, People, and Power on the Global Screen by Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong will be published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television. She edited the book The Independent's Guide to Film Distributors, which was published in 2009.
She pioneered the development of NewEnglandFilm.com, the premiere magazine and resource for independent filmmaking in the northeast, and led the transition of the 30-year-old magazine The Independent to the nonprofit organization Independent Media Publications where she remains a board member.
She received the 2005 Baldwin Award for Alumni Recognition in Film & Video by Boston College and the 2000 Image Award for Vision and Excellence by Women in Film & Video New England. Her successes have been lauded in Inc. Magazine, National Public Radio, and The Boston Globe, and she has spoken on numerous panels including the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture, Convergence at Tribeca, Global Entertainment Network Summit, among others.
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