Maddy Kadish joins The Independent with an eye towards digital strategy for film and filmmakers. She is a freelance writer, multimedia producer, and instructional designer. She is also a writer for NewEnglandFilm.com, where she has profiled festivals and filmmakers, and is a consultant for the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Maddy spent 10 years as a film, video, and multimedia producer, specializing in educational media. She won a Telly Award in 2004 for her work on "Inside the Orchestra," a video about music appreciation. In 2009, she received an Interactive Award for Kids, Tweens, and Teens from MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) for her work on "LifeSkills," an animated CD-ROM series for kids. In addition to writing for The Independent, she currently works as an instructional Designer at Pearson Education developing digital products for middle and high school students in the areas of Spanish and Social Studies. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.