Ericka Boston honed her sense of story for more than a decade as a multiplatform journalist. Specializing in entertainment and lifestyle content for websites and print magazines, she interviewed celebrities and experts and covered awards shows, White House events, tech toys and even theme parks for a multicultural audience of more than 1 million. Celebrities who’ve found themselves on the other end of her digital recorder include Ben Stiller, Angela Bassett, Carlos Santana, Kerry Washington and Rihanna.
As a leader in her newsroom, Boston received a Knight Digital Media Center News Entrepreneur fellowship, and after launching a digital media company she found her way back to film, a passion she first discovered in college.
Boston directs, writes and produces narrative films. Her producing credits include “In the Age of Monsters.” The short film has garnered licensing interest from ShortsHD, a channel that airs short films to 40 million homes across the U.S., Europe and Africa. Other credits include “Hustle vs. Heartache,” a feature film co-starring Vanessa Bell Calloway (“What’s Love Got to Do With It”) and Mo McRae (“Sons of Anarchy”).
Boston has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a graduate certificate in multimedia journalism, both from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Boston began her career with award-winning websites like Washingtonpost.com and Firehouse.com. She provided post-production broadcast services for clients including the National Institutes of Health while on staff at National Capitol Captioning (now National Capitol Contracting). She was also senior editor at Sister 2 Sister magazine, a national newsstand publication aimed at African-American women, where she was nominated and admitted to the American Society of Magazine Editors and received a fellowship from the Journalism Center for Children and Families.
She’s studied directing with Sundance creative advisor Joan Darling, and she’s currently teaching 360-degree VR filmmaking for a youth-focused nonprofit. Boston also serves as a board member for Women in Film & Video of Washington, DC. Listen to her on the third Saturday of the month as the Indie Insider, which broadcasts live on WERA 96.7 during “The Rogers Revue” and is available online as a podcast.
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