News & Updates

The Be Natural Kickstarter campaign has less than a week to go. Today it's getting a big bump from appearances on CNN and in the Huffpost.

Check out the articles and donate!

Digital Report has published an article on the PIC Agency's documentary-in-development on Alice Guy, Be Natural. See the full article here.

The Kickstarter campaign has eleven days to go. See all the great updates on the page- all seventeen of them.



The Be Natural Kickstarter Campaign now has eight updates. The update showing Pamela and Jarik, the documentary producers, looking at an original print of A Tramp's Strategy (Solax, 1911) is particularly moving.

The folks at the The Pic Agency optioned my book, Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema, about three years ago, with the idea of making it into a documentary.

After years of lobbying, Tom Meyers and the Fort Lee Film Commission has succeeded in getting Alice Guy included in the NJ Hall of Fame.

Her actual induction date,  along with the other NJ hall of fame inductees, is October 21st with a dinner at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. That will be followed by a formal announcement of all inductees at the Giants football game at the adjacent MetLife Stadium that same night.

Here is the letter that Tom sent to announcing the event:


The Nitrate Diva has posted an interesting blog on film history firsts that include LePrince's 1888 film, Edison's first synchronized sound film, and of course, Alice Guy's Cabbage Fairy, among others:


Thanks to Marquise Lepage for letting me know about this.

In 2011 Alice Guy was inducted posthumously into the DGA. However, the 2012 effort to induct her into the NJ Hall of Fame did not succeed. Never one to quit, the Fort Lee Film Commission is trying again. You can help by voting today.

Tom Meyers explains it best in his article for the Fort Lee Patch:

The genesis of this article goes back to 2012 when the Fort Lee Film Commission lobbied hard to get pioneer filmmaker, Alice Guy Blaché, on the ballot for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. 

Susan MacLaury, Oscar winning film director, was awarded the Alice Guy Blaché Award at the Reel Jersey Girls: Working in Film Panel at the 2013 Garden State Film Festival on April 6th, 2013.