Welcome to Smart New Media®

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Smart New Media is a Manhattan-based syndication service that provides film-related editorial print and video content. For example we created and produced the [video] movie-streaming series NETFLIX NOW! WITH COLE SMITHEY, and FILMSTRUCK STREAMING WITH COLE SMITHEY for Forbes.

Smart New Media creates several popular ongoing video essay series including, The Directors Series, Cole Smithey Helps You Win Your Oscar Pool, and our annual BEST 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR series, as well as a host of listicle videos.

Our HD video programs can be sized to fit anywhere on your site, and can be used on multiple pages.

Contact us at (212) 369-3937 to discuss details and our reasonable rates.

Bespoke Video Programming

Apart from writing, directing, and producing video essays, Cole is available to create unique film-related video columns tailored to represent your site’s brand as exclusive video content. Contact Cole to discuss the type of format you’d like to see, and the kind of editorial coverage you have in mind to add entertainment depth to your site’s video options. Everything from art to politics to music and Cinema is up for grabs. We can work together.

Exclusive Film Reviews - Specialty Articles

Cole is available to deliver quick turnaround on film festival coverage, reviews of specially assigned film titles, and specialty articles on any range of subject matter — either in print, video, or both. The sky’s the limit.

Film Festival Coverage

Cole can to travel to film festivals anywhere in the world to deliver exclusive festival coverage on behalf of your media outlet, providing you with extensive print and video coverage that can include celebrity and filmmaker interviews — in print, video, or both formats.


Hire Cole to work on staff for your outlet as an editor-in-chief, a senior film editor, or as a contributing film critic. 

Script Consulting

Cole will consult on treatments, script polishes, and screenplay development.



The craft-beer-and-movies podcast series unites veteran film critic Cole Smithey with millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy to copiously consume international politics and culture through the prism of a single film and a different craft beer each week. We welcome guest co-hosts from all walks of the entertainment and craft beer industry to join us at our NYC recording studio. We are also open to craft beer sponsorships. Cole and Mike are also available to guest host on your podcast. Get in touch with us!

5th & Park: The Carnegie Hill Film & Fiction Walking Tour


Cole's film and fiction walking tour of Carnegie Hill is available everyday except Saturday. The 95-minute walking tour starts at noon in front of the Guggenheim Museum and ends in front of the Metropolitan Museum. It includes Central Park, the Kahn and Carnegie Mansions, and a plethora of cool locations used in films such as "84 Charing Cross Road," "American Psycho," "The House on 92nd Street," "The Fisher King," and "Marathon Man." Homes to J.D. Salinger, Andy Warhol, and Truman Capote show up as well. No visit to Manhattan is complete without a visit to Central Park and Museum Mile; "5th & Park" connects the film and fiction dots. 

Everything Else

Contact Cole for public speaking engagements, radio and television appearances, teaching opportunities, film festival juries, seminars, and other film related events.

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