Michele pioneered the development of the online magazine and resource for filmmakers, and led the transition of the 30-year-old film magazine The Independent to the nonprofit Independent Media Publications. In 2009, she also founded the Online New England Film Festival as a branch of NewEnglandFilm.com.
She has served on numerous juries including the Coolidge Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and New Hampshire Film Festival. She co-edited The Independent’s Guide to Film Distribution (2014) and has written on film in publications including MovieMaker Magazine, The Independent, and Indiewire. She also has directed several short narrative and documentary films, including her latest film Imagine Kolle 37. She has taught at Boston College, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and University of Rhode Island. For more information, click here.