Friday, December 10, 2010

Filmmakers Connection Holiday Party AND Finishing Fund Grants for Films


The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be our Holiday Gathering held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), December 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm in Room 312 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. Come network and celebrate the holiday/new year coming with refreshments. Donna McKenna will be collecting canned (please check expiration dates) and paper goods once again, and we will have a $5, 50/50 raffle at the party, For each item a person brings they will be given a raffle ticket to win a Holiday gift pack.

Every year, the LIFTF holds a Nursing Home Show put together by Donna McKenna. It will be held Saturday, Dec 11 at 2:15 pm at Our Lady of Constellations in West Islip. This will be our 4th year and the residents are very excited about us returning. Anyone that is interested can email Donna McKenna at dmmcasting@aol.com. If you can dance, sing, do a skit, play an instrument or just hold a residents hand – you could be a good fit. Donna can also use an intern to help her and her husband to set up. Please let Donna know if you can entertain, help, or just want to attend and keep the seniors company.

The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is now accepting films for consideration for the 2011 festival. Get in on the deeply discounted early bird submissions until February 18 at http://liifilmexpo.org/ or www.longislandfilm.com The 14th annual LIIFE will be held from July 8 – 14, 2011, with the closing party on Thursday, July 14 – Buffet 5:00 – 6:30 in Filmmakers Lounge, with awards ceremony beginning next door in the Bellmore Movies at 6:45 pm. General admission is $55, or $45 for Filmmakers Connection Members!

LONG ISLAND FILM/TV FONDATION FINISHING FUND GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN!! Cut-off date for grants is February 28, 2011. Forms will be online shortly at: http://longislandfilm.com/sections/grants.html or e-mail debfilm@aol.com for an application. Grants are given out at the LIIFE closing party and awards ceremony.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!! If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well. Please e-mail me details: Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what. Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

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Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Nassau County Film Office Director Debra Markowitz and Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire at the first awards ceremony of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) circa 1998

Hello All, (These must be in Nassau County)
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and that all is well.
I am working on Boardwalk Empire, and they are scouting for 1920's locations or ones that can be dressed as such. They are interested in seeing warehouses, homes (in period neighborhoods or stand alone), restaurants/bars, ballrooms, etc.
Please let me know whatever you may have available in the Nassau County area. Photos would be helpful. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference this job.
Also, we are having our location and studio tour from December 14 - 15 and bringing location managers and producers to many of our sites here in Nassau County. We're looking for items for the goodie bags. I'm thinking usuable items from businesses/locations in Nassau County. We'd need 25 - 30 of them. If you have anything good, please let me know.
Thank you for your attention.
Best,
Debbie

Monday, November 29, 2010

Locations Needed for Two Low-Budget, Indie Features

Hello All, (These must be in Nassau County)
1)Looking for locations for two indie films. One does have a budget, though a low one. They are looking for a closed, fast-food restaurant. Film name is "Compliance." This is for the last week of January or early to mid-February. 2 - 3 days prep, 3 days of shooting and 2-3 days of wrap. Must be in Nassau County - should be near Mineola.
2)Locations for "The Three," a Scott Goldberg Film.
a)From Scott: Just need an outside shot for a film that I'm shooting. I'm using a DSLR HD Still Camera and tripod only and hoping to either get permission or do it guerrilla style. Any location or towns with an institution type of building where Scientists would be or base their headquarters out of would be appreciated. It doesn't have to be an actual place where scientists work, but something that can pass for it.Just need an exterior shot of a building that can pass for where a scientist headquarters would be.
b) looking to shoot for an hour in a room of a quiet house - from the 50s, meaning nothing modern in it - for some reason I'm thinking an old building that may be on a reservation or not being used anymore. We're setting up a table and three characters as the scene is of a man talking to the other two men about doing a sale - hell, we can even do this scene as they all stand, doesn't need to be at a table - looking to make this quick and simple.... It's for an HD project and it's $50 pay for the hour. Think of "The William Cullen Bryant House" type feel with the interior walls, etc. A place with windows would be great. It's all natural lighting and is me and a camera, no other crew.
If you have any suggestions for "Compliance," please note the name of the movie and send it to me at debfilm@aol.com. If you have any suggestions for Scott Goldberg, you can e-mail him directly at scott@mrmullenfilm.com
Thank you.
Best,
Debbie

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Locations Needed for Sam Worthington Movie and Still Shoot


Nassau County Film Office Director Debra Markowitz and actor Sam Worthington.

Hello All, (These must be in Nassau County)
I hope all is well, and you're getting ready to have a wonderful holiday.
First, I need two locations.
1) For feature film, "Man on a Ledge," starring Sam Worthington (Avatar), they need a building with two doors that open to a hallway that would appear to be in a court building. It must be large. This is for as early as next week. Although this is a feature, the budget is not huge, but adequate. They'd like this as near to Bethpage as possible.

2)For Gant Rugger men's clothing, they need an artists living/work space. About 6,000 - 7,000 square feet. This is for a still shoot with video for the web. This is for Dec 11 or 13.

And lastly, from December 14 - 15, we will be holding a Film Friendly Nassau County Location and Studio Tour and take approximately 25 location managers, producers, directors and a couple of celebrities to various filming locations in Nassau County as well as touring our NYS approved studios. We want to give out goodie bags to attendees, and if you have anything that is appropriate to give to the attendees that would highlight your area (if you're film friendly) and company, we would be open to it. We're thinking usuable items, not literature. Please contact me asap if you have anything.

If you have any suggestions for the above, please e-mail me at debfilm@aol.com and reference the job name.
Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday.
Best,
Debbie
Filmmakers Connection Holiday Party, Come Share Your Talent/Love at the 4th Annual LIFTF Nursing Home Event, Long Island International Film Expo earlybird submission pricing AND Finishing Fund Grants Available!

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be our Holiday Gathering held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), December 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm in Room 312 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. Come network and celebrate the holiday/new year coming with refreshments. Donna McKenna will be collecting canned (please check expiration dates) and paper goods once again, and we will have a $5, 50/50 raffle at the party,

Every year, the LIFTF holds a Nursing Home Show put together by Donna McKenna. It will be held Saturday, Dec 11 at 2:15 pm at Our Lady of Constellations in West Islip. This will be our 4th year and the residents are very excited about us returning. Anyone that is interested can email Donna McKenna at dmmcasting@aol.com. If you can dance, sing, do a skit, play an instrument or just hold a residents hand – you could be a good fit. Donna can also use an intern to help her and her husband to set up. Please let Donna know if you can entertain, help, or just want to attend and keep the seniors company.

The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is now accepting films for consideration for the 2011 festival. Get in on the deeply discounted early bird submissions until February 18 at http://liifilmexpo.org/ or www.longislandfilm.com The 14th annual LIIFE will be held from July 8 – 14, 2011, with the closing party on Thursday, July 14 – Buffet 5:00 – 6:30 in Filmmakers Lounge, with awards ceremony beginning next door in the Bellmore Movies at 6:45 pm. General admission is $55, or $45 for Filmmakers Connection Members!

LONG ISLAND FILM/TV FONDATION FINISHING FUND GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN!! Cut-off date for grants is February 28, 2011. Forms will be online shortly at: http://longislandfilm.com/sections/grants.html or e-mail debfilm@aol.com for an application. Grants are given out at the LIIFE closing party and awards ceremony.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!! If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well. Please e-mail me details: Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what. Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

To Unsubscribe – please reply via this e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the body of the e-mail. Also please note which list # you are on (if you know). Thank you.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Child Actor Needed for Horror Comedy


Sean King is one our talented up and coming filmmakers. Here's a posting for a project he's working on:

Sean King:
Now CASTING for a young actor, boy, ages 9-12 for a part in an upcoming horror-comedy project. Must be able to travel to Suffolk County, Long
Island for a shoot in early Dec. For more info, please e-mail Sean King at
theghouligans@gmail.com, or message me here on FB. Thanks!

Good luck!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Location Needed for a Print Job THIS Monday!


LOCATION NEEDED FOR A STILL SHOOT THIS MONDAY!!

Hello All, (This must be in Nassau County)
Hoping you can help out a scout for this Monday. His request: I have a still photo scout job for Monday, and I'm trying to find a 60's style beauty salon like in the Warren Beatty movie Shampoo.
If you have any suggestions or referrals, please e-mail me asap at debfilm@aol.com and reference Hutch still job.
Thank you, and have a good weekend.
Best,
Debbie

Acting Job - Filmmakers Connection Meeting - Asbury Shorts Film Festival


Nassau County Film Office Director Debra Markowitz with Henry "The Fonz" Winkler at Royal Pains set in Nassau.

Short film needs to find a comedienne who can look fortyish. Must be willing to wear a mudpack? Will be shot in one day(probably Baldwin) - no pay, on HD video. We have the male lead, DP and cameraman. Youtube clips or head shots would be helpful. Please send resume and/or youtube link to Bob at bob@luminescecity.com.

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room 303 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. The speaker is Elias Plagianos. Born in Brooklyn, Elias grew up in Rockland County, New York where he got his start in showbiz starring in and producing "Fried Cheese", a quirky public access TV series, when he was only 15 years old. Elias has since produced, written and directed several multimedia projects ranging from "The Iceland Experience", a DVD documentary on the icelandic indie music scene, to "Redskins Revenge", an award-winning horror short film and comic book.
Determined to bring his unique style of filmmaking to the big screen, Elias spent 6 years developing his feature film debut "The Crimson Mask", which had it's International premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has won over 35 awards around the world including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Bring your headshots!!

Donna McKenna will be collecting canned foods for the local foods banks – so please bring in some canned food for the needy. Please check the expiration dates – no expired food can be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

AND from Doug LeClaire of the Asbury Shorts Film Concert
ANNOUNCING
Discount for Filmmakers Connection Members when they show their cards!!!!
Asbury Shorts NY 30th Anniversary
"SHORT FILM CONCERT" Guest Host: Debra Markowitz of the Nassau County Film Office and the Long Island International Film Expo
Saturday November 13, 2010
Glenwood School--Glenwood Landing, Nassau County, LI
7:30pm
$12 general admission $10 for seniors and Filmmakers Connection Member when they present their cards!!!
An Evening of the best short films in the world!!
www.glenwood-arts.org
718-510-6929
Hope to see you there! Doug LeClaire

Thehe Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is now accepting films for consideration for the 2011 festival. Get in on the deeply discounted early bird submissions until February 18 at http://liifilmexpo.org/ or www.longislandfilm.com The 14th annual LIIFE will be held from July 8 – 14, 2011, with the closing party on Thursday, July 14. Details tba.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!! If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well. Please e-mail me details: Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what. Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

To Unsubscribe – please reply via this e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the body of the e-mail. Also please note which list # you are on (if you know). Thank you.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Locations Needed for Film and Commercials


These must be in Nassau County

For a David Chase project - set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960's. They want towns and villages that haven't been overly modernized. The houses would play as homes to middle to upper-middle class families. Town/Village must be film-friendly and not have very high permit fees.
The film is currently entitled "The Twylight Zones" and is about a group of kids looking for fame and fortune in the 1960s New York City rock and roll scene.  Nice script, lots of great music. They're planning to shoot January into early April.  The biggest star attached so far is Steve Van Zandt who played Silvio in the Sopranos (and lead guitar in the E-Street band of course).  The kids cast so far are largely unkown actors.
Any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the job name.

Working on a very big Lotto job for late November, Early December. They need a main street with small streets - now here's the catch. They need to blow the store windows out of about 10 stores! This is a big job, and very well funded. They will pay the store owners very well, and hire the necessary pyrotechnic people, fire people, police, etc. They can do this at night.
If your town has the look, and the store ownes could use the income - please e-mail suggestions to debfilm@aol.com and reference the job.

Movie Extras Needed Today!!

Hello All,
Short notice - but here it is. Extras needed for today 4:30/5:00 - at a house in Huntington. Need 10 people - 5 male, 5 female. Ages 18 - 25 years old for national cable network film - "Unfaithful."
Company: True Entertainment - come already dressed for this 80's re-enactment scene - clothing (no stripes, no logos) and bathing suit with towel (yep, there's a hot tub scene). This is non-paying and non-union. No pay, but lots of fun. Contact asap: Rosalind Cook - 917 541-7454 rosalind1@yahoo.com.

Thank you.
Debbie

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Elias Plagianos speaks at Filmmakers Connection Meeting - Extras Needed - Discount for Asbury Shorts Film Festival for Connection Members


Extras needed for Patient 001 – Shooting in Suffolk tomorrow: 20-somethings to play nomadic/bohemian friends of our main lead. Two scenes slated on the beach and another rave party in the woods. Patient 001 is an independent SAG modified feature film. This position would be an un-paid, non-union position. Catering and craft and a great time included! Tentative dates are October 28th and November 3rd.Ruth Du at ruthdu655@gmail.com.

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room 303 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. The speaker is Elias Plagianos. Born in Brooklyn, Elias grew up in Rockland County, New York where he got his start in showbiz starring in and producing "Fried Cheese", a quirky public access TV series, when he was only 15 years old. Elias has since produced, written and directed several multimedia projects ranging from "The Iceland Experience", a DVD documentary on the icelandic indie music scene, to "Redskins Revenge", an award-winning horror short film and comic book.

Determined to bring his unique style of filmmaking to the big screen, Elias spent 6 years developing his feature film debut "The Crimson Mask", which had it's International premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has won over 35 awards around the world including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Bring your headshots!!

Donna McKenna will be collecting canned foods for the local foods banks – so please bring in some canned food for the needy. Please check the expiration dates – no expired food can be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

AND from Doug LeClaire of the Asbury Shorts Film Concert
ANNOUNCING
Discount for Filmmakers Connection Members when they show their cards!!!!
Asbury Shorts NY 30th Anniversary
"SHORT FILM CONCERT"
Saturday November 13, 2010
Glenwood School--Glenwood Landing, Nassau County, LI
7:30pm
$12 general admission $10 for seniors and Filmmakers Connection Member when they present their cards!!!
An Evening of the best short films in the world!!
www.glenwood-arts.org
718-510-6929
Hope to see you there! Doug LeClaire

Thehe Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is now accepting films for consideration for the 2011 festival. Get in on the deeply discounted early bird submissions until February 18 at http://liifilmexpo.org/ or www.longislandfilm.com The 14th annual LIIFE will be held from July 8 – 14, 2011, with the closing party on Thursday, July 14. Details tba.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!! If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well. Please e-mail me details: Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what. Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Elias Plagianos at Filmmakers Connection Meeting and Submissions Open for 2011 Long Island International Film Expo


First up – the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is now accepting films for consideration for the 2011 festival. Get in on the deeply discounted early bird submissions until February 18 at http://liifilmexpo.org/ or www.longislandfilm.com The 14th annual LIIFE will be held from July 8 – 14, 2011, with the closing party on Thursday, July 14. Details tba.

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room 303 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. The speaker is Elias Plagianos. Born in Brooklyn, Elias grew up in Rockland County, New York where he got his start in showbiz starring in and producing "Fried Cheese", a quirky public access TV series, when he was only 15 years old. Elias has since produced, written and directed several multimedia projects ranging from "The Iceland Experience", a DVD documentary on the icelandic indie music scene, to "Redskins Revenge", an award-winning horror short film and comic book.

Determined to bring his unique style of filmmaking to the big screen, Elias spent 6 years developing his feature film debut "The Crimson Mask", which had it's International premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has won over 35 awards around the world including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Donna McKenna will be collecting canned foods for the local foods banks – so please bring in some canned food for the needy. Please check the expiration dates – no expired food can be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!! If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well. Please e-mail me details: Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what. Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

To Unsubscribe – please reply via this e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the body of the e-mail. Also please note which list # you are on (if you know). Thank you.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Acting Jobs! Interviews tomorrow!

PAYING job! Interviews tomorrow 3-7pm---2 Day Shoot-October 26th & November 9th- Filming in Farmingdale-Lead Male needed for Music Video- Requirements-between age 33-40, Wide Build, 5'11-6'5, longish-dark hair, light beard (scruffy-earthtone look) Email Full Body Photos, Headshots and contact information to MaryAnnGiannino@yahoo.com Call For Interview ASAP 631-708-4705-------

Extras Needed for a Music Video-Tuesday, Oct 26th 11:30am to 8pm-(possible release at 5pm)filmed on Long Island- - Ages 30-50 years old for a club scene. Attire should be upscale casual with rock n roll edge, girls should be dressed in jeans / club attire. Everyone will be fed, but no additional compensation- Please call LynnAnne at 631-327-4826

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Extras Need for Music Video

Extra's needed for music video: As per LynnAnne Daly Berbenick

Extras Needed for a Music Video-Oct 26th 11:30am to 8pm-(possible release at 5pm)filmed on Long Island- - Ages 30-50 years old for a club scene. Attire should be upscale casual with rock n roll edge, girls should be dressed in jeans / club attire. Everyone will be fed, but no additional compensation- Please call me at 631-327-4826 and message a photo also- Serious prospects only.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Filmmakers Connection Meeting for October - Bring Headshots!



THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM



The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be held on Monday (Yes, that’s a Monday), October 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room 303 of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY 11746. The speakers are:
Producer/Actress Helen Promos will show her award wining short film, Taught To Hate, which is directed by James Garcia Sotomayor. This story is inspired by hate crimes on Long Island. Helen plays the role of Mary, a mother trying to counteract the negative influences of a prejudiced brother on her son (played by real life son, teen actor Brandon Hannan-The Sopranos). This film has won many awards and continues to breeze around the world in festivals in hopes of helping to stop hate crimes. Tagline is "Compassion starts at home..so does hate". Helen will guide you on how to make a successfully SAG short film with a shoe string budget, she answer questions regarding how to submit your film to the top film festivals , she will share her stories on what it is like to screen a film at some of the critical acclaimed film festivals.
This film is a must see .....

Jerry Parisi Owner of AdCount Marketing and Executive Producer of the new TV Series Here’s To Us™
Introducing Here’s To Us™. will be speaking and showing ad clips from the show Here’s To Us™a unique product placement drama series, which offers you the opportunity to enhance your brands recognition, and identity through a dramatic TV series at fraction of the cost you would normally pay
He will also be speaking about the ship The Bounty which will be used in the pilot episode, filming will take place at Port Jefferson.
The shows producers are looking for actors to play pirates and any other interesting people to work with the show. The producers will be collecting headshots.

Donna McKenna will be collecting canned foods for the local foods banks – so please bring in some canned food for the needy.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

To Unsubscribe – please reply via this e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the body of the e-mail. Also please note which list # you are on (if you know). Thank you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Location Needed for Jim Carrey film (and still shoot)

Locations Needed for Feature Film (and Still Shoot) – (Must be in Nassau County)

For feature film, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (starring Jim Carrey), they need a very old style classroom to shoot for one day in November. Think young Indiana Jones style classroom. Wood trim. Interesting decor. No white boxes. We need to shoot it during the day. The character is supposed to be around 10 years old. Any place you can think of would be very helpful.

For a still photography shoot for Joseph Liebman Photography they need an exterior nature preserve. This is a very small shoot- only 6 people, still camera equipment and not a lot of money. Do you have any places in your areas that do not charge a large permit, administrative or use fee?

If you have any suggestions for these areas, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the job name.

Thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Friday, October 1, 2010

Location Needed AND Filmmakers Connection Meeting

Location Needed (Must be in Nassau County)

For a Honda commercial – they’re looking for a countryside road (which they may be able to do at a local college) that leads to a working class area. Upper middle class – must be able to see other houses around it. The catch here – this is a late night shoot – but it has a healthy budget. In other words, they don’t have a problem working with the neighbors, but would rather not have to pay them all as they feel they can probably do this easier in other areas – but I’d really like to see the money spent in Nassau County. They will need to park some trucks on the street – but this is only a 40 person shoot – not a huge one. Any villages/cities/towns up for the challenge?

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com. Please reference: Honda commercial.

Also – anyone interested in attending the Filmmakers Connection networking meetings, there will be one on Monday (YES – MONDAY), October 18 at 7:00 pm in room 303 at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. The speaker it tba.

Thank you!

Debbie

Friday, September 24, 2010



Actor Eric Roberts with Nassau County Film Office Director, Debra Markowitz.

First – the Fringe is this Weekend AND Locations Needed for Major Feature Films

Anthony Tarsitano’s award winning film, “Calling It Quits,” is now available for sale. If anyone is interested, you can find info at: http://www.callingitquitsmovie.com/cmd.php?af=1225762

LIIFE will be part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at the Tilles Center (CW Post Campus in Greenvale) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. The screenings will be held in the Humanities Bldg (there will be people there to direct you where to go). Come and meet the filmmakers – almost all, if not all, will be there! Many of them have spoken at our filmmakers connection meetings before (I’ve included their name if they have/will be). Bring your LIFTF membership card for discount.
Sat, Sept 25
12:00 Noon

This Mortal Coil (Sean King!)
Night for Day (Russ Camarda!)
3 pm
Hindsight (John Lazzaro)
Just Like Joe (Fred Carpenter)
Sun, Sept 26
12:00 noon

Bathtub Gin
The One That I Want
Purgatory Comics (Ralph Suarez)
3:00 pm
Mildred Richards
Video Guys (Dan and Jeanne Brennan)

Screenings are $5 for members, $7 for the general public. You pay for one admission, and can go to any one film block (unless you buy the bundle and can see more than one film block). Link: http://www.tillescenter.org/event.cfm?id=549

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

Locations needed for Feature Films etc

(These locations must be in Nassau County)
For HBO Movie, “Too Big to Fail”, they’re seeking a cavernous, tall ceiling, old bank-like building for a financial institution, along the lines of a Cipriani in NYC

For feature film, “The Great Gatsby.” The movie will probably be filmed next spring/ summer. Baz Luhrmann is directing. They are looking for a red brick/ Greek revival type mansion rather than the castle look. The second house is what Beacon Tower looked like - almost chateau with point. Not cast yet.

Marvel Studios feature film, “The Avengers,” is looking for a large lab like building with an atrium. Must be modern, grand and circular. Big shoot.

Paradox, Inc. needs a spacious Turkish bath for a Chromeo music video for one day during the last week of September. This is for a 40 person shoot.

Travel Channel needs a 1900's style cobblestone road surrounded by grass, trees, a brick building, possibly old-fashioned lamp posts and arches for one day the end of next week for a program, "Mysteries at the Museum."
If you have any suggestions for these locations, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the project name – thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Televsion program - Paid gig!


Photo: Kerri Russell and Will Arnett of "Running Wilde"

Running Wilde / Fox Television - Central Casting NY

Sept. 15th 2010

Central Casting is seeking men & women who have costumes for a Renaissance fair & are free for possible work on or between Sept 20th & Sept 24th, 2010. The possible work dates are Tues 9/21 or Wed 9/22. The dates are subject to change. We are also looking for jugglers (please indicate how well and what you can juggle), buglers (indicate if you have a bugle and if you can really play), sword swallower, people who know how to ride horses and joust, a jousting coordinator, men & women under 5 ft tall with their own costumes and any other unique people who would be at a renaissance faire. You should indicate what type of costume you have and if you would be available for the possible work. Please include a photo of you in your costume and a picture of you juggling or with your instrument. We provide transportation. This is a paid job. We are looking for adults who can portray 18-80yrs of age and all ethnicities are welcome. If you are available please contact Ali immediately with picture and contact information to RunningWildeBG@gmail.com.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
ATTN: ALI
875 6th Ave.
24th Floor
New York, NY 10001
RunningWildeBG@gmail.com

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Imperfect Life and Remembering 9/11


My Imperfect Life and Remembering 9/11/01

I’d like to say that my life is perfect right now, at this very minute, and at most moments, it feels as if it is. John and his daughter are at the Sands Point Preserve dressed up in period garb and becoming medieval folk. My daughter is at work, where she can drive to because she has a license and her car. My rescue mutt, Trippy, is lounging in the back yard, sunbathing, which she likes to do quite often. I feel such pride that I’ve been able to have and run my own home.
And I’m here, in my home, after shopping and doing errands and providing for my family, writing this blog and feeling so thankful. And what’s not perfect? I have a job I love, true, it’s now where I’d imagined I’d end up 30 years ago, but it’s still great. I have my health, my happiness, both of my parents are still alive, I’m close to my brother and his wife. I have a partner who is a true equal who challenges and/or supports me every day to be who I was meant to be – to fulfill whatever journey I was sent here to follow, or create. I can move my body in all sorts of ways which brings me joy – whether it be dancing, walking, running, yoga, weight lifting or just stretching, and it all feels so good. And I can’t forget my amazing friends who I’ve been fortunate to meet.
We’re not here on this earth for too long. We’re a basic blip in the time continuum that is infinity. And we’re actually not here to just exist and get by. We’re all here to learn something – but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having an incredible time while we’re here! While I can’t say I’m happy every moment of my life, I am most. Like the Aerosmith song says, “I don’t want to miss a thing.” I don’t. I want to do it all, have it all. I don’t mean material things, though those are fun – but a true spiritual and happy path. The ability to truly help others along their way is a luxury, and something I’m very thankful for as well.
John said to me yesterday, he wonders sometimes what it would be like if we’d met each other 30 years ago. But in truth, while it must be an amazing experience to have children with someone who actually would stick around and be part of their lives, and while I can’t even imagine what wonderful children we could have created, would we have been ready for each other? Maybe we would have been happy and stayed together all this time, but would we have become who we were meant to be? Would I have known enough to demand from him everything that I needed? Would I even have known what I needed if I didn’t go through everything I did? I think not.
I think I had to go through a couple of bad marriages to realize that security was not the answer. Growth, expansion is the answer – but maybe I wouldn’t have known that. How on earth could I have created my first two books, “Naked in the Rain,” and “Sarah and Caleb,” if I didn’t know pain, and loss, and hope and survival? They’re not biographies, but the messages are there. When people e-mail me to tell me what those stories have meant to them, I know I’ve hit upon a universal condition – one many of us have gone through. And though I don’t have the entire thing figured out, I do know that we are all basically different parts of one being. If I really dislike someone, is there something about me that is similar to them that I don’t like? How can I change it?
Hearing sirens outside as I write this, it’s a terrible reminder of 9/11. Of all that was lost, and it can never be properly counted. Lives, innocence, health, security, freedoms…so much. But life did go on, it does every day. Babies are born (welcome, Isaac Henry Bard), people have looked inside themselves to see what really matters. Hopefully some of us have learned to not take a day for granted, to love as much as we can. To be able to, for a short while, see each other without the veil of ego. To feel each other’s pain…and hope. To know what it is to be one, and to want to give of yourself.

This was my 9/11 post on Facebook:

I was at my computer when a friend IM'd me that a plane had hit the first tower. "What an idiot," I thought. When he told me the second tower was hit, I froze, and knew it was so much more. I went in to my friend, Debbie Damone (still alive then), and we went up the hall to watch TV in the Real Estate department, in... shock as they fell. My exhusband (still my husband then) called (which he never did), and I decided to go home. The buses took the children home early that day, and we watched the events unfold on TV together. It was terrible for everyone, some obviously more than others. But we stood together, we put our flags out, some gave their lives, or lost loved ones, but we all lost something. But we stood together, all of us. We met on the street corners and lit candles and said prayers. Some of us tried to go in, or gave food and water, and it was turned away because of the outpouring of volunteers and donations. But for a while, we all looked at, and treated each other differently...with love, and with the understanding that it was felt by all. Don't you see - if you rally against something without the true facts, if you hate for no other reason than the color of someone's skin or their religion - we all lose. They win. Of course there are bad people everywhere, but most are not. Maybe it's idealistic, but if we can love in return - we win. We all win.
This is not a holiday to be celebrated, but one to be remembered. And if you choose to celebrate, celebrate love.

Friday, September 10, 2010



(Actor Nick Stahl in "Boarding House")

CP Cre8tive Media Casting Looking for Sag and NON Sag men and women all ethnicities who are over 18 with their own costume. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN COSTUME TO SUBMIT. You must also be fully available Wednesday September 15th 2010 with no day or night conflicts and legal to work in the United States.
Please email submit a picture of you in your costume along with your contact information (name, phone #, etc)* please also note any props to RunningWildeBG@gmail.com, This is a paid job that adheres to the standard SAG and nonunion BG rates. Long Island residents are encouraged to apply as well.

Casting locations for an editorial for Florida International Magazine. It is Florida's most relevant Fashion, Art, and Culture Magazine. While based in Florida, the magazine is distributed throughout the biggest Cities in the United States. We are looking for estates and homes with ellaborate decor for our December issue. I am eliciting help from real estate agents and homeowners looking for the right press and exposure of their home, as it will cater to our subscribers. All those participating will receive credit and maximum exposure to the intended clients. Contact: DeAndre DaCosta at ddacosta2000@gmail.com.

Low budget feature film, Boarding House, starring Nick Stahl (Carnavale) needs a Midwest, industrial truck stop feel of a diner (for 5 days). They also need a home to simulate a boarding house - single room occupancy in an industrial type area. This is for a 4 - 5day shoot around October 6.
A unit production manager and 1st AD are needed for a short, low-budget (non-union) film. These are paid gigs. Shooting is from Sept 27th through October 11th. This is for a short, student, thesis project. Locations will be:
Studio (Easthampton Studio in Wainscott)
Highway (Sunrise highway east end)
Westhampton Beach (Restaurant, Cafe)
Medford (Office Building)
NYC (Lower West Side, Meatpacking district)
He is a student working on my thesis project.
Please send your resume and expressed interest to: neil@duneroadproductions.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Winning Films, Fringe Festival, Filmmaker Networking



Nikki Reed ("Twilight" and "13") and DJ Qualls (Memphis Beat) in "Last Day of Summer."

THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM

Happy to see that one of our LIIFE 2010 winners, “The Last Day of Summer,” is playing in NYC. If you didn't catch it at LIIFE, come to NYC! “Last Day of Summer” is playing at the AMC on 42ns St. NYC starting Sept. 17th. Congratulations to Kevin Arbouet and Larry Strong.

Also pleased to see that a winner from the year before, Anthony Tarsitano’s film, “Calling It Quits,” is now available for sale. If anyone is interested, you can find info at: http://www.callingitquitsmovie.com/cmd.php?af=1225762

LIIFE will be part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at the Tilles Center (CW Post Campus in Greenvale) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. The screenings will be held in the Humanities Bldg (there will be people there to direct you where to go). Come and meet the filmmakers – almost all, if not all, will be there! Many of them have spoken at our filmmakers connection meetings before (I’ve included their name if they have/will be). Bring your LIFTF membership card for discount.
Sat, Sept 25
12:00 Noon
This Mortal Coil (Sean King!)
Night for Day (Russ Camarda!)
3 pm
Hindsight (John Lazzaro)
Just Like Joe (Fred Carpenter)
Sun, Sept 26
12:00 noon
Bathtub Gin
The One That I Want
Purgatory Comics (Ralph Suarez)
3:00 pm
Mildred Richards
Video Guys (Dan and Jeanne Brennan)

Screenings are $5 for members, $7 for the general public. You pay for one admission, and can go to any one film block (unless you buy the bundle and can see more than one film block). Link: http://www.tillescenter.org/event.cfm?id=549

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Acting Gigs/UPM/1st AD/Models/Locations needed/Internship

HBO’s television movie, “Too Big to Fail,” needs a Dutch colonial home for approximately a week in November.

For a children’s book, which will be turned into a film, a local filmmaker/writer needs to find some actors with good facial expressions. He needs three men and women early 30s to 40s and four boys, 8 to 12. Kids with parents always welcome and a plus. Please send resumes to JREDEN4261@aol.com. There is no payment for the still work, but here may be for the movie (if you are chosen for both).

A unit production manager and 1st AD are needed for a short, low-budget (non-union) film. These are paid gigs. Shooting is from Sept 27th through October 11th. This is for a short, student, thesis project. Locations will be:
Studio (Easthampton Studio in Wainscott)
Highway (Sunrise highway east end)
Westhampton Beach (Restaurant, Cafe)
Medford (Office Building)
NYC (Lower West Side, Meatpacking district)
He is a student working on my thesis project.
Please send your resume and expressed interest to: neil@duneroadproductions.com


Local internship/volunteer positions open:
Internships/Volunteer Positions Available at the Nassau County Film Office

The Nassau County Film Office has nonpaying, part-time internships and volunteer positions available in our Mineola office. The Nassau County Film Office helps production companies find locations and services when they are filming in the Nassau County area. We work with major studio films, independent films, commercials, industrial videos and fashion photography.

We work very closely with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation on producing the Filmmakers Connection Meetings and the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE).

Some of our past interns have gone on to become Promotions Managers of local radio stations, lawyers at the State Attorney’s Office, Location Scouts, Placement Managers in the entertainment field, and other varied positions in the film and commercial industries.

You must be good on the phone and computer literate. The Nassau County Film Office is open from Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:45 pm. We ask that you work 2 – 3 days within those days/hours.

A successful internship can earn you a highly respected letter of recommendation, contacts in the film industry and possible job referrals.

Please e-mail your resume and the days/hours you are available to dmarkowitz@nassaucountyny.gov.

For further information, please contact Director Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168 or e-mail to DMarkowitz@NassauCountyNY.gov.

Thank you for your attention.

If you have any suggestions for the other positions/locations, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the project.

Thank you!
Debbie

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Location Needed for Jim Carrey Film


Location Needed for Jim Carrey Film

20th Century Fox's feature film, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" starring Jim Carrey needs a restaurant akin to a Tavern on the Green. (This must be in Nassau County). It should have a fancy, round dining room and you should be able to see greenery through the window. Though the shoot is interior, you have to be able to see outside. This is for a November shoot - will most likely be one day of prep and one shooting day.

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the project name.

Thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hello All, (These must be in Nassau County)

A modern courthouse/room is needed for a pilot for a new USA television series - "A Legal Mind." (Not yet cast) They will need more courtrooms over the year, but one for one day for the pilot around mid-September.

For a foreign, independent feature, "Mamarosh," they're looking for government looking offices to look like customs and immigration offices. Also, an upscale loft with a filmable kitchen. Only a couple of days each mid-September.

This is a fun one, for feature film, "Man on a Ledge," they need to have a car drive parallel to a string of freight trains. The car then turns into the train and gets hit by it. So clearly, we need enough room next to a train for the car to drive, and a very friendly rail line.

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the job name.
Thank you.
Debbie

Monday, August 30, 2010

Locations Needed for Film/TV and Internships Available

LI Newstonight NYIT’s LI News Tonight is signing up interns for the Fall 2010 semester. If you or someone you know is interested in breaking into the television news industry, contact NYIT’s LI News Tonight at linewstonight@nyit.edu or 516 686-7952 to learn how we can put you on the air.

Interns/volunteers needed for the Nassau County Film Office. Hours of operation – Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm. Non-paying. Must be good on phone, computer literate, able to put in 2 – 3 days per week in Mineola office.

HBO's television movie, "Too Big Too Fail," needs two very large center hall colonials - one for three days and one for approximately a week. Still casting. Dates unspecified.

Feature film, "Arthur," needs a very large, green field over which to film two helicopters - one helicopter is filming the other. They will not be landing, and the only thing on the ground will be work lights, perhaps half a dozen, to light the ground.

Low-budget feature film, "Silent House," needs an isolated home they can board up for two months and take over. They prefer it vacant and by woods. They only have about $25,000 for the two months, but if you know of anyone at a bank that handle foreclosures, that could work. Or a family that is facing foreclosure and can stay somewhere for a couple of months - this could help them save their home. This is only a 30 person cast/crew situation, with a professional location manager who will respect the property.

For an Audi commercial - they need roads in Nassau County to show the scenic route. They will be doing area shots of the car driving. Must be in a film-friendly area.

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com and reference the name of the job.

Thank you.
Debbie

Filmmaker Actor Russ Camarda

THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM


We will let you know as soon as the next Filmmakers Connection Meeting is scheduled – in the meanwhile – here are some other events you may be interested in for networking and meeting filmmakers.

Here are a couple of events we hope you’ll join us for:

Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00 pm at Five Towns College, Room 215 – be our guest at the Nashville Songwriters Association meeting where the guest will be Russ Camarda – this is a free meeting!! Their blurb: “The Long Island NSAI Workshop is having a special meeting held jointly with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation's Filmmakers Connection. Our guest will be filmmaker and media producer Russ Camarda who will discuss his feature films “'Night For Day'” and '“Lower Than the Angels'” as well as the logistics of writing music for film. We really want to encourage all of you to attend because, besides being incredibly informative, this meeting will hopefully be the beginning of a connection for our members with Long Island Filmmakers Connection. We are inviting members of the Filmmaker’s Connection to attend, so come out and network.”

LIIFE will be part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at the Tilles Center (CW Post Campus in Greenvale) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. Come and meet the filmmakers – almost all, if not all, will be there! Many of them have spoken at our filmmakers connection meetings before (I’ve included their name if they have/will be).
Sat, Sept 25
12:00 Noon
This Mortal Coil (Sean King!)
Night for Day (Russ Camarda!)
3 pm
Hindsight (John Lazzaro)
Just Like Joe (Fred Carpenter)
Sun, Sept 26
12:00 noon
Bathtub Gin
The One That I Want
Purgatory Comics (Ralph Suarez)
3:00 pm
Mildred Richards
Video Guys (Dan and Jeanne Brennan)

Screenings are $5 for members, $7 for the general public. You pay for one admission, and can go to any one film block (unless you buy the bundle and can see more than one film block). Link: http://www.tillescenter.org/event.cfm?id=549

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Are you already receiving this newsletter by e-mail?_____________________

To Unsubscribe – please reply via this e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the body of the e-mail. Also please note which list # you are on (if you know). Thank you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Documentaries Wanted

Documentaries Wanted

Nonfiction film ideas are being accepted through August 17 for the Paleydocfest2010 Documentary Pitch Workshop, taking place October 16 at Manhattan's Paley Center. Five up-and-coming filmmakers will be chosen to have their concepts or works-in-progress evaluated as part of the workshop, with one winner receiving a completion grant. Details at paleycenter.org/pitch2010.

(Via Newsday)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Filmmakers Connection Newsletter


THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM

Hello All, It was great seeing you over the summer at LIIFE. Hope you had as great a time as we did.

We will let you know as soon as the next Filmmakers Connection Meeting is scheduled – in the meanwhile – here are some other events you may be interested in.

Here are a couple of events we hope you’ll join us for:

Tuesday, August 31 at Five Towns College, Room 215 – be our guest at the Nashville Songwriters Association meeting where the guest will be Russ Camarda – this is a free meeting!! Their blurb: “The Long Island NSAI Workshop is having a special meeting held jointly with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation's Filmmakers Connection. Our guest will be filmmaker and media producer Russ Camarda who will discuss his feature films “'Night For Day'” and '“Lower Than the Angels'” as well as the logistics of writing music for film. We really want to encourage all of you to attend because, besides being incredibly informative, this meeting will hopefully be the beginning of a connection for our members with Long Island Filmmakers Connection. We are inviting members of the Filmmaker’s Connection to attend, so come out and network.”

LIIFE will be part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at the Tilles Center (CW Post Campus in Greenvale) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. Screening times will be noon – 3 pm, and 3 pm – 6 pm both days. Films to be screened include Sean King’s “This Mortal Coil,” Russ Camarda’s “Night for Day,” the Brennan’s “Video Guys,” John Lazzaro’s, “Hindsight,” Fred Carpenter’s, “Just Like Joe,” and Ralph Suarez’s, “Purgatory Comics.” There are a few more films we’re waiting approval on, and will send you the link when we have it. Screenings are $5 for members, $7 for the general public.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest. Let’s keep the work here!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad. They are quite reasonable this year, and could easily double in price by next year. If you sign up shortly, you will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year. Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels). Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels). If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com. Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to. You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.” Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. Cost is $30 per year fee. If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY 11710. You may also pay at the meetings. The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings for free. It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail. If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year. If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations. Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned. In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information on the Long Island Film/TV Foundation contact Robert Hansen at 516 707-2237. For information about the Long Island International Film Expo, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.

Name:______________________________________Webpage:________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________ Fax:__________________ E-Mail:_______________
Talent (optional: producer, writer, director, lighting, sound, acting,
Make-up, music, computers, etc) ___________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about these meetings:_______________________________

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Locations Needed for Film and TV



Film Office Director Debra Markowitz with Tim DeKay and Matthew Bomer of "White Collar" and Kathy Pasquale on set.

Hello All, (These locations must be in Nassau County)
1)Television show, "White Collar," is looking for a modern, glass building with an atrium.
2)Feature film "Detached," needs institutional, yet peaceful building - should have "green" surroundings. Tree and a bench in front. This is for a small, feature shoot (but stars Adrian Brody).
If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com, and please reference which job this is for.
Thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Casting notice - Women

Casting Notice

Looking for a real people for a web video - A Nurse in her 50's, a Mom in her 30's and a Beauty "Junkie" in her 40's. Paid one day shoot. Pls message me suggestions and repost. Contact Rose Viggiano at rose.viggiano@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Needed for Horror Film

Hello All, (This location must be in Nassau County)
For an independent horror film, "Silent House," they need a home for two months (to prep and wrap and for an actual 10 days of filming). This is an 80 person cast/crew situation. They're looking for a large summer home in a rural town. Home should not be delapidated, but not newly rennovated either. Should be near woods and have at least four bedrooms. It should not have too many homes around it.
I know this is a tall order, but if you can't think of anything, please contact me at debfilm@aol.com.

Movie Locations Needed and Casting for Actors/Actresses

Casting for Actors/Actresses and Locations Needed for Movie Shoot

Firstly, that casting job for children that I posted yesterday has been filled - please don't send any more resumes/e-mails - thank you.

Via Michelle Rouhani: CASTING: Indy feature film needs bg actors Sept-Nov 2010. Shooting in and around NY, LI & NJ. Men-women ages 18-75 yrs old, all ethnicities encouraged to apply. Pays $85/day for non union and SAG scale for SAG actors. Will post for special ability and stand ins info when needed. Pls submit hs/resume to cpcre8tivemedia@aol.com. In subject line put: Blackmail BG (and if you're not on CP Cre8tive Media Casting page,please do so for up to date castings. Not all posts get put on her page).

Locations needed for a large movie shoot. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com. These must be in Nassau County, NY.

Thank you.

1) Villain's Lair
a factory or industrial space for the interior lair of our master villain - architecturally dynamic, enormous, the more hi-tech the better but could be something old we convert into hi-tech with manufacturing component. a sprawling space, that could feel temporary, like he just set up shop in there recently, and is on the move/in hiding. still looking to feel remote, not NYC, would be nice if it had an interior/exterior aspect. someplace we can build into, with some character that is dissonant with the tech enterprise that is going on inside.

examples: closed down museums, old train stations or bus terminals, water treatment plants or other industrial spaces, massive nightclub or converted church, military bunker, in iron man they shot in a a factory that builds commercial aircraft, quarries, crypts

2) Hi-tech Research-Facility
a hi-tech "campus" (or cluster of buildings) - like a Google or Cupertino facility with modern exteriors (especially glass) with great interior spaces that could be used as labs, etc (we like Brookhaven National Labs, but would love to see more options)

3) Stark Tower lobby
lobby of a glass, ultra-modern skyscraper, featuring atrium with multiple levels
they love the hearst tower for this but no filming allowed. If there are any brand new high end glass buildings in Nassau County, we'd love to take a look.

Thank you,
Debbie