Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jobs Available - Casting and More

Jobs Available

Nassau County Film Office Director Debra Markowitz and the wonderful Armand Assante

Casting via CP Cre8tive Media Casting: We
are looking for a male model 18-30 yrs of age any ethnicity with tats
and loads of piercings! This is for a photo shoot. Go see is in NYC
around the 2nd week of August. Model will be flown to Dallas Texas for
shoot mid Sept. Pay: $1500. Includes airfare/hotel/transporation.
Submit photos and contact info Thank you and
good luck!! From Michelle Rouhani

Street Festival Coordinator
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores is seeking a dedicated, professional, individual with strong work ethic who must be able to organize all related activities, delegate to coordinate all committees and handle all local compliance issues in conjunction with running a full scale festival. Individual must possess the ability to fund raise, market in print and through social media. Team building and communication skills are essential. This is a part time position that becomes full time during peak season. Immediate start possible. Exp required in fundraising and/or Event Planning. Sent resume to

Monday, July 19, 2010

Long Island International Film Expo Closing Party Celebrities!

Cathy Moriarty and Debra Markowitz at the closing party of the Long Island International Film Expo 2010!

Amazing night at the closing party of the Long Island International Film Expo! So many great celebrities helping us celebrate - Cathy Moriarty, Peter Greene, Brian O'Halloran, Anthony Mangano, Robert Clohessy, Brandon Hannan, Sharon Angela, Cristina Fontanelli, Lou Martini Jr, Lenny Venito and Jackie Martling. And so many talented filmmakers.

More info and pictures to follow - but here is yet some more press on LIIFE 2010!

More Press LIIFE 2010 (list 4)
Bellmore Patch – LIIFE Kick-off
Massapequa Patch – “The 5th Quarter”
Patchogue Patch – “Taught to Hate” at LIIFE

Long Island Herald – “Farewell to Arm” at LIIFE

Production Hub – Distribution Panel at LIIFE

Bellmore Patch – “The 5th Quarter”

Production Hub – Women in Film Panel at LIIFE

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Armand Assante, More LIIFE Press/Media and Closing Party

First of all - Armand freakin Assante!! What a wonderful, articulate, intelligent and gracious man. I had the pleasure of interviewing him with Dan Brennan of Dan Brennan Media and John Marean. We spent an hour and a half in his lovely home and got to find out all about his acting career and the mega stars he has worked with.
The piece is being edited and will be on the Long Island International Film Expo youtube channel soon!

You can also meet him (schedule permitting of course) at the closing party of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) this coming Sunday, July 18 from 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Buffet, musical act "Gathering Time," comedy by Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling, the awards ceremony along with winners clips and then the AfterLIIFE party. Check for details.

And here is more press/media on the Long Island International Film Expo - come join us - we're having a blast seeing some great films and meeting some talented filmmakers and actors!!

Long Island International Film Expo 2010 – More Press & Media

Hairhut Radio – 90.3FM WHPC Miracle Ball Intro July 10, 2010

Merrick Life – “Nothing Happened”

Bellmore Native Returns for LI Film Festival Debut

Curtain to Open in Bellmore for LI International Film Expo

LI International Film Expo Hosts Launch Party

Merrick Patch – It’s Time

Bereavement -



Bereavement – Icons of Fright

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Make Film Connections at These Great Free Panels at LIIFE!

Don't miss these great free panels at LIIFE - we bring the "connections" to you!

Saturday, July 10 - Noon - 1:30 pm Filmmakers Lounge - Free
Directors 'n' Actors (DnA) is a diverse group of directors working in film, television, and theater who meet weekly to explore the craft of directing actors. The directors focus on effective communication with actors, while using Judith Weston's "Directing Actors" as a guide.

On Saturday, July 10th at 12:00pm, members of DnA will present the group's round robin workshop model. Directors will trade off working with two actors on a scene from a produced movie. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

DnA workshops take place Monday nights in lower Manhattan. To learn more please visit

Sunday, July 11 - 12 noon - 1 pm - WOMEN IN CHARGE: Kicking Open The Doors To The Film Industry - free - Filmmakers Lounge
NYWIFT, CAVU Pictures & Long Island Film/ TV Foundation presents:

WOMEN IN CHARGE: Kicking Open The Doors To The Film Industry a panel discussion at The Long Island International Film Expo
Join us on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 12 noon, at the 13th annual Long Island International Film Expo, as we hear leading women filmmakers, producers, executives and journalists discuss their experiences working in the business, the steps they took to get to where they are today, and offer their guidance and recommendations for emerging female filmmakers, and entertainment professionals. This panel will give insight on issues impacting women in film and television, and identify strategies on how to enter, take charge and excel in the business. THIS IS A FREE PANEL!
Sponsored by: New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), CAVU Pictures & Long Island Film/TV Foundation

Moderated by: Producer/ Distributor Isil Bagdadi, Co-Founder & President of Distribution at CAVU Pictures
About the Panelists:
GRACE BLAKE: renowned film producer of such ground breaking films as School Daze, and Associate Producer of Silence of the Lambs, and Production Supervisor of The Wiz. Ms. Blake is the past president and board member of New York Women In Film and Television and continues to serve in an advisory capacity at the organization and as a mentor to young people seeking careers in the film industry. She also served as the Executive Director of the Famed Apollo Theatre Foundation and produced several live performances (including A Harlem Tribute to Lionel Hampton), and hosted Tony Bennett when he gave his first solo concert performance on the Apollo stage. During her tenure she lead a restoration and revitalization campaign that raised more than $2 million to aid in the great work of the Apollo Theatre to promote the musical heritage of African-Americans. She has received a number of awards including the Leaders In Action Award for Business from the New Women In Leadership Symposium, Long Island’s 50 Top Women Award and most recently, the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award from the Hollywood Baptist Cathedral, and the 2009 NAACP Freeport Roosevelt Award acknowledging her excellent service in the film industry and business during their 100 years celebration. She was also an honoree of the NYWIFT Muse Awards along with Lauren Bacall, Jane Pauley, Sally Field and Penny Marshall. Ms. Blake is the President Emeritus (2004-2008) of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter Inc. She is currently managing the NCBW 100 LI scholarship program as Community Education Chair. Ms. Blake is also the President of Partners of the Americas, a government-to-government program launched by President Kennedy in 1962, partnering with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean building cultural awareness, respect and camaraderie.

ELIZABETH LUCAS: Filmmaker Elizabeth Lucas recently made her feature directing debut with three genre movies about New York City past, present and future: her indie rock musical drama, CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY (which is opening in theatres September 3rd), her slasher flick, RED HOOK (distributed by Phase Four Entertainment), and her sci-fi FADE TO WHITE. She’s also made three shorts, including the multi-award-winning ISABELLA RICO, which screened in 33 festivals worldwide, where she won Best Director and Special Achievement awards. Elizabeth is one of the founders of the New York Music Theatre Festival, for which she spearheaded the Movie Musical Screening Series. She has developed new musicals for the theatre at every stage, including several New York Musical Theatre Festival premieres: THE CURE, WILD ABOUT HARRY, THE LAST STARFIGHTER, THE VIEW FROM HERE and CAPTAIN GRAVY’S WAVY NAVY. Her Midwest premiere of HELLO AGAIN won two After Dark Awards and was recommended for a Jefferson Award. Her productions of FOOTLOOSE and JEKYLL & HYDE garnered rave reviews at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. She directs regionally and has directed countless readings and workshops. Favorite stage directing credits include NINE, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and RAPUNZEL. She has also assistant directed over 30 musicals, plays and operas with Tony-Winning director Walter Bobbie, international opera director Rhoda Levine, multi-award winning author, actor and director Simon Callow, Paper Mill Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Hoebee and many others. She has been a featured writer for SPUNK Magazine, GREAT LAKES STAGES and STAGE DIRECTIONS magazines. Elizabeth is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, NYWIFT, 2004 Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus, the 2004 Commercial Theatre Institute 14-Week Program, the League of American Theatres Producer Development Program and the 1998 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.
ABBY PECK: Abby Peck is the Marketing Manager at WOMEN MAKE MOVIES (WMM), a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization, which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. WMM was founded more than 30 years ago to address the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in media, and has more than 500 films in its collection, representing more than 400 filmmakers from nearly 30 countries around the globe. Additionally, WMM's well-established Production Assistance (PA) Program helps American women directors get their stories to the screen. Projects that WMM has supported and distributed have won all of the most prestigious media awards including the Academy Award, Emmy Award and the Peabody Award, among others. WMM has also worked with dozens of local women's organizations in Asia, Latin America and in the Middle East to support new International Women's Film Festivals. Prior to joining WMM, Ms. Peck was the Events Manager for Jewish Funds for Justice, a progressive social justice organization. She also served as the Events, PR and Communications Manager for The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth agency in the nation. She received her BA in English from Kenyon College, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of London, Birkbeck College.
MELISSA SILVERSTEIN: Melissa Silverstein is a writer, blogger and marketing consultant. She is an expert in the area of social media regarding women and Hollywood. She is the founder and editor of Women & Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. She has been featured on CNN as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. In 2010, Melissa was named one of 10 film critics to follow on twitter by Flavorwire. In 2008, it was named by More Magazine as one of the “blogs to watch,” and in 2009, it was named “Best Hollywood blog” Over the last several years, Melissa has created social media marketing campaigns and events for a variety of films including:Dancing Across Borders, Bright Star, The Boys are Back, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, Cheri, Sunshine Cleaning, Last Chance Harvey, Revolutionary Road, Hounddog, The Duchess, A Previous Engagement, Then She Found Me, The Business of Being Born, Becoming Jane, Bend it Like Beckham, and The Hours. She has also worked on several high profile public education campaigns including Take Our Daughters to Work Day and the Pro Choice Public Education Project. She was the founding project director for The White House Project and prior to that was the chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is on the advisory boards of the Women’s Media Center and Women, Action & Media (WAM!) and is a member of NYWIFT. Melissa is currently producing and creating the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in NYC, which will celebrate women’s leadership and will launch in February 2011. She is also expanding the work of her blog into a full-length book on Women & Hollywood.

About the Moderator:
ISIL BAGDADI: Isil Bagdadi has worked in the film industry as a producer, publicist, marketing and distribution executive. In 2001, Isil and her business partner Michael Sergio started CAVU Pictures in order to finance, develop, produce, acquire and distribute cutting-edge, critically acclaimed and award-winning independent films. CAVU Pictures specializes in theatrical releases and service deals for filmmakers, and recently launched a PR & Consulting division, CAVU PR, to help DIY filmmakers with release publicity and assist them as they navigate thru the maze of self-distribution options. Some of the films CAVU has produced and/or released over the years include the indie gem TAKE OUT (which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award), the environmental documentary THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN (winner of over 40 film festivals, including the Reel Current Al Gore Award), the controversial Israeli coming-of-age love story THE HOLY LAND (Slamdance film festival winner, Independent Spirit award nominee), the doo-wop heist comedy THE DUKES (starring Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich & Robert Davi), the Canadian cult comedy TRAILER PARK BOYS:THE MOVIE (produced by legendary Hollywood producer Ivan Reitman), and UNDER HELLGATE BRIDGE (Winner of the first Regal Cinemas Dreammaker Award, Prism Award nominee), which was Isil’s first film as a producer, and starred Sopranos regulars Frank Vincent, Dominic Chianese & Vincent Pastore. Ms. Bagdadi oversees all of CAVU’s acquisitions and theatrical releases. She also consults and does PR for the QUAD Cinema in NY, where she recently helped launch the QUAD Cinema Four-Wall Select program. She is currently doing publicity and consulting on the theatrical campaign for the indie rock musical drama CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY, which is set to open in theatres on September 3rd. Isil frequently serves as a panelist, moderator, mentor and juror at film festivals, and has taught film producing classes at the Digital Film Academy, and lectured at the CUNY Graduate Center. Isil has a graduate degree in Film from the New York Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from St. John's University. She is a long-standing member of NYWIFT, and IFP, and serves on the Committee for the Future at the New York Women’s Foundation. She is also an Honorary Board Member & Advisor at the Long Island Film/ TV Foundation.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Press and the Long Island International Film Expo!

Nassau County Film Office Director Debra Markowitz and actor William Forsythe

Great local film block (plus) at 1:45 pm at the Bellmore Movies!! Wine and Cheese reception at the Bellmore Movies from 5 pm - 6:30 pm, then "official" opening feature "5th Quarter" starring Aiden Quinn and Andie McDowell, along with Triple Play Tech Award Winner "Mildred Richards" etc - then actor Peter Green will be here for his screening of "Poetry Man" (and other shorts) at 9:30 pm. C'mon out - having fun!!!

Don't forget Directors "n" Actors Panel (DnA) at 12:00 on Saturday, July 10 in the Filmmakers Lounge (directly West of the Bellmore Movies - 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710)

NYWIFT sponsored panel "Women in Film - On the Move!" on Sunday, July 11 at 12:00 in Filmmakers lounge - both panels free!

Bellmore Patch - Omie Wise

Merrick Life - Mildred Richards

Long Island Press - Many

Long Island Herald - Many

Bellmore Patch

New York Times


Long Island News Tonight - LIIFE Launch Party!/video/video.php?v=10150225448430029&ref=mf

New York Daily News - Miracle Ball

Bellmore Patch - Maggie Marvel!/video/video.php?v=434401808853&ref=mf

LI Herald - Farewell to Arm

Friday, July 2, 2010

Job Available - Judge Alex Show for Fox TV - Court Researcher

Job Available!! Court Researcher for the Judge Alex show for Fox TV!

Here is the letter from the Case Producer:

Hello. I’m the Case Producer for the Judge Alex show for Fox TV. I’m looking to hire a court researcher in your area.

Please see attached a copy of the notice for the part time job. It pays: $10 an hour, plus .50cents a mile, plus parking. I also attached a copy of the letter of introduction. If you or know of anyone interested, please let me know. I have over 50 researchers across the country and need a few more. Our show tapes until mid September.

Thanks..Look forward to further talking to you.

Hedda Muskat
Case Producer
Judge Alex Show

The Judge Alex Show, a nationally Syndicated Television Court Show on Fox TV, is now hiring part time Researchers to go to local court houses and gather small claims cases that are filed and have not yet been heard by a judge.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of a show that is going into it's 6th season!. Looking for smart, self-motivated, hardworking individuals to make runs to local courts a couple of days a week for several hours a day. The show pays the Judgment so it’s a win win for everyone!
You will be communicating with production staff on a regular basis. We are only interested in those who are reliable, friendly, and self motivated. Must have a car and Internet access.
What a fun way to earn extra money! If this is you, please respond to this post ASAP!
Tell me what court houses that process small claims cases are you closest too: e-mail: Put in the subject line the city and state you living in.
Thank you. Hedda Muskat Case Producer

Small Claims Court

Dear Court Clerk:

This letter is to introduce you to ________________________ a member of the Fox television show “JUDGE ALEX” (Twentieth Century

Fox). The Case Researcher will be engaged in the research for the development and production of the show.

Judge Alex Ferrer is a former Police Officer and Florida Circuit Court judge. He is the host of "Judge Alex" a respected courtroom strip show now starting it's sixth season from Twentieth Television.

Judge Alex is the only television judge with extensive police, legal and judicial experience, presiding over a wide array of cases, resolving complicated issues with his straight forward approach and cogent rulings.
Judge Alex was voted the most trustworthy face in daytime television.

Specifically, we are requesting that we be allowed to see the public record filings (in accordance with the Open Records Act) of small claims and civil cases that have not yet been heard in court. It is our hope that we can do this research on a day appointed by your office. Please note that we will review the cases on the premises only.

We will try not to disrupt your routine or your files, and would appreciate your help in this matter.

Thank you very much for your assistance and please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Hedda Muskat-Case Producer
Judge Alex Show-20th Century Fox Television
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building #101, Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Casting Call - 5 - 7 yr old girl

IMMEDIATE CASTING CALL! looking for a FRENCH GIRL VOICE OVER TALENT - must be a native French Girl (age between 5 and 7 years-old) who has clear voice. project is for a company's TV commercial (simple transcript, for about 10 seconds).
The recording is scheduled for early next week. If your child is available, please contact them AS...AP (tel: 646-541-8392)
Thank you!