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. Explore the site while you're here; this is cinema in the round. 

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.

Compilation of bi-daily video coverage of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival


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.



Marcus PinnEpisode #114 with Marcus Pinn discussing Tarkovsky's ANDREI RUBLEV over STONE DELICIOUS IPA

The (130+ episodes) craft-beer-and-movies podcast series features veteran film critic Cole Smithey and various guest co-hosts from the entertainment, comedy, craft beer and New York City community of creatives to copiously consume international politics and culture through the prism of a single film, and a different craft beer each week. We are open to craft beer sponsorships. Naturally, Cole is available to guest-host on your podcast. Get in touch!

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


Cole's five-star rated film and fiction walking tour of Carnegie Hill along Museum Mile is available everyday except Saturday at 3 p.m. with a reservation.

The 95-minute walking tour starts at noon in front of the Guggenheim Museum (88th and 5th Avenue) and ends in front of the Metropolitan Museum (83rd and 5th Avenue). The tour includes visits to Central Park, the Kahn and Carnegie Mansions, and a plethora of famous locations used in films such as: "84 Charing Cross Road," "American Psycho," "The House on 92nd Street," "The International," "The Fisher King," and "Marathon Man." The former homes of Marlene Dietrich, Jacquelin Kennedy Onassis, 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. 

Direting Duties

Cole is available for theatrical, feature film, and documentary directing duties.

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  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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