Colette Greenstein

Contributing Writer

A huge film and stand-up comedy buff, Colette has worked in publicity, marketing and promotions for over twenty years. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.A. degree in Communications, her storied career began in radio as Promotions Director for local radio station, WILD-AM. From there she transitioned to the world of stand-up comedy handling publicity and marketing for The Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall, one of the country’s top ten comedy clubs. Following her stint there, she was hired for her branding and marketing prowess for the start-up concert venue Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA. Colette later took on the role of Public Relations manager for The Roxbury International Film Festival. The self-described “woman on the go,” her passion for travel, food and all things entertainment can be read about in her bi-weekly column In the Mix.

You too can follow her on Twitter at @cgreenstein7.

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‘Jersey Boys’ actor David LaMarr talks about dreams, forging your own path

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Ms. Pat creates visually compelling and engrossing stories that cross gender, ethnicity and economic status through her stand up and uses comedy to bring audiences into her world.

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Joshua Marston discusses new identity, reinvention in new film ‘Complete Unknown’

The film examines the concept of identity and reinvention through the life of one woman who takes on a new name, career and life every few years.

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‘When The Bough Breaks’

Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall reunite in psychological thriller

Morris chestnut and Regina Hall star as John and Laura Taylor, who, after many years of desperately trying for a baby, decide to go the surrogate route. But they soon learn that the woman they hire is not what she appears to be and become entangled in a web of lies and an obsession that endangers them all.

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Markees Christmas shines in ‘Morris from America’

Los Angeles native Markees Christmas, making his film debut, gets to live out his dream as a rapper (albeit in a small way) in Hartigan’s feel-good coming-of-age tale “Morris From America.” In a breakout performance, Christmas stars as 13-year-old Morris Gentry who relocates to Heidelberg, Germany with his widowed dad, Curtis, played by Craig Robinson.

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Deborah Riley Draper’s ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ to screen at Vineyard film fest

Named earlier this year by Variety magazine as one of their “Top 10 Documakers to Watch,” Deborah Riley Draper is driven by passion to tell the stories of the numerous unsung African American trailblazers and heroes whose achievements and lives have been either ignored or buried in our collective history.

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‘Don’t Think Twice’ goes behind-the-scenes in the world of improv

Set in New York City, Don’t Think Twice is a warm, funny, engaging and insightful look into the lives of six improv performers — Jack (Keegan-Michael Key of “Key & Peele”), Sam (Gillian Jacobs from HBO’s “Girls”), Allison (Kate Micucci of the comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates); Lindsay (Tami Sagher, writer/producer on “Inside Amy Schumer”); Bill (Chris Gethard, host and star of Fusion’s "The Chris Gethard Show”); and Miles (Mike Birbiglia, “Trainwreck” and “Orange is the New Black”) — who after 11 years of hitting the stage together nightly in hopes of making it big, are faced with the realization that not all of them will be able to make their dreams come true.

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Tamyra Gray talks about music and her role in the musical ‘If/Then’

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Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities’ a show for all ages

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