Working closely with Chicago’s 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!

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.


Inside The Call Sheet Vol. 1

The first issue’s theme is “healing through art”. Each piece centers on how filmmaking helped the storytellers achieve catharsis of some sort.

The inaugural issue features exclusive interviews with filmmaker Emma Thatcher and “Provo” team, McKenzie Chinn, Kelly O’Sullivan, Mary Tilden, and many more!

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.