‘Fighter’ producer takes on another Mass. film

“The Fighter’’ producer Dorothy Aufiero spoke this week at the Woods Hole Film Festival, but she was careful not to say anything about her next project. Hmm. A few months ago, we reported that Aufiero and screenwriters Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson had optioned “The Finest Hours,’’ the best-seller by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias about the Coast Guard’s rescue of 32 sailors adrift in a deadly blizzard off Cape Cod in 1952. Aufiero served on Tuesday’s festival panel about the movie industry with “American Buffalo’’ director Michael Corrente, Oscar-nominated “Jesus Camp’’ co-director and Woods Hole filmmaker-in-residence Heidi Ewing, “Stonewall Uprising’’ co-director David Heilbroner, and Joe Maiella, of the Mass Production Coalition. Former Mass Film Office boss Nick Paleologos moderated the discussion, which had the group of Hollywood types answering questions about how to find a good writer, the importance of networking, and film budgeting. Heilbroner got some chuckles from the crowd when he recommended that all aspiring film producers exchange their regular glasses for sunglasses.

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