Friday, December 9, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering AND Finishing Fund Grants

THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM


The Long Island International Film Expo 2012 is open for submissions! Take advantage of early bird submissions prices (until Feb 17), AND to help celebrate our 15th anniversary of LIIFE, we’re offering student discounts and Filmmakers Connection Member discounts!! Can’t go wrong there! Enter now at www.LongIslandFilm.com

AND did you know that besides short films, feature films, student films, animated, Long Island films and foreign films, LIIFE also now has a Music Video and a Trailer Competition? We’ll we do, so be sure to enter!!

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be our Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering!! And it will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7:15 pm in the faculty lounge at Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, 11746).
Please bring non-perishable canned goods for donation to the Veterans’ Shelter in Suffolk, and please check the dates, they will not accept expired donations.
There will also be a 50/50 $5 raffle.

The Finishing Fund Grants Applications and now available (and will be available on-line soon at www.LongIslandFilm.com) If you’ve filmed in Nassau County or Suffolk County, and are a Filmmakers Connection Member, you could be eligible for a $500 for $1,000 grant. Applications will be available at the meetings. Cut-off date is February 27, 2012. Good luck!
Filmmakers Panel Discussion!!
Last April’s panel discussion at Adelphi University was such a success that we have decided to have another one next year! Our event will take place at Adelphi’s Alumni House on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm! The details of the panel discussion have yet to be determined. The date, however, has been locked in so be sure to mark it on your calendars!
In addition to the Filmmaker panel next April at Adelphi University, we will also have a Film Financing panel at Molloy College on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Legal Counsel for the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Marc Jacobson, will lead the discussion. This is a free event that will cover in detail the complex world of raising money to make your film. More details to follow.

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, November 29, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering - Mon, Dec 12!


THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM


The Long Island International Film Expo 2012 is open for submissions! Take advantage of early bird submissions prices (until Feb 17), AND to help celebrate our 15th anniversary of LIIFE, we’re offering student discounts and Filmmakers Connection Member discounts!! Can’t go wrong there! Enter now at www.LongIslandFilm.com

AND did you know that besides short films, feature films, student films, animated, Long Island films and foreign films, LIIFE also now has a Music Video and a Trailer Competition? We’ll we do, so be sure to enter!!

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be our Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering!! And it will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7:15 pm in the faculty lounge at Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, 11746). Please bring non-perishable canned goods for donation to the Veterans’ Shelter in Suffolk, and please check the dates, they will not accept expired donations.
There will also be a 50/50 $5 raffle.

Filmmakers Panel Discussion!!Last April’s panel discussion at Adelphi University was such a success that we have decided to have another one next year! Our event will take place at Adelphi’s Alumni House on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm! The details of the panel discussion have yet to be determined. The date, however, has been locked in so be sure to mark it on your calendars!
In addition to the Filmmaker panel next April at Adelphi University, we will also have a Film Financing panel at Molloy College on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Legal Counsel for the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Marc Jacobson, will lead the discussion. This is a free event that will cover in detail the complex world of raising money to make your film. More details to follow.

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?_____________________

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Meeting AND Request for Entries for the Long Island International Film Expo 2012!!


THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM


The Long Island International Film Expo 2012 is open for submissions! Take advantage of early bird submissions prices, AND to help celebrate our 15th anniversary of LIIFE, we’re offering student discounts and Filmmakers Connection Member discounts!! Can’t go wrong there! Enter now at www.LongIslandFilm.com

The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm in room 303 at Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, 11746).
Speaker Joe Pomarico - 3 time Award Winning Director/Writer of GUS. Recently completed his new short film MY BUTTERFLY. He will be showing both .
Joe Pomarico, is a young filmmaker best known for his intense films that capture and magnify the little moments in life that many of us would take for granted or pass without notice. Expanding on these moments draw out the hidden connections between Mr. Pomarico's characters and expose his audience to subtle emotions of a world that otherwise would end up on the cutting room floor in the hands of another filmmaker. Whether it's a pair of eyes bordering on seduction or an awkward handshake, Mr. Pomarico has an appreciation for all levels of human interactions, and his appreciation resounds loudly in his films. He is able to manipulate the tiny gray lines of emotions to such a wonderful extent that the natural conversation and action between characters lead to great thrills for his audience.
AND Speaker Ken Wilkinson -
Ken Wilkinson co-founded the Plaza Media Arts Center in 2010 and is proud to announce its new location in Patchogue, New York. The Plaza Media Arts Center will open on October 13th and begin screening the best independent films from around the world. They will offer training in the latest media arts including filmmaking, photography and web design. For more information and for tickets visit their website, http://www.plazamac.org
Ken is a motion picture sound editor and re-recording mixer. He has contributed to soundtracks for shorts and feature length independent films and for television networks like VH1, Disney Channel and USA Networks.

Filmmakers Panel Discussion!!
Last April’s panel discussion at Adelphi University was such a success that we have decided to have another one next year! Our event will take place at Adelphi’s Alumni House on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm! The details of the panel discussion have yet to be determined. The date, however, has been locked in so be sure to mark it on your calendars!

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?_____________________

Friday, October 7, 2011

Locations Needed for Film/TV and Acting Jobs!



Locations Needed for Film and Television AND Acting Jobs

These locations must be in Nassau County.
1) For feature film, The Longest Week, they are looking for is a really high-end classy bar: think mad-men, old dark wood or classy french, jacket required, but still uber -hip and bohemian. They have a healthy budget for this one.
2) For television program, The Good Wife, they are looking to film in a Beaux Arts type building that they can PREP, SHOOT and WRAP from 10/17 to 10/21 of this month. Please refer to “Good Wife”
Please refer all suggestions to debfilm@aol.com.

For Scott Goldberg Movies –
1) Casting NYC or Queens or Long Island Based Talent for Occupy Wall Street Slow Motion Sequences - need emotional types to protest with passion, some even crying, will slow down the motion and do a very sad and emotional and powerful section for The Three. This is an actors dream - to act in front of thousands of people on Wall Street - looking for homeless types, protestor types and businessmen types.
2) Child actors age 12-14 who can be on camera for a few minutes watching television - it's a split screen shot of a reality tv show woman talking about being famous and the girl is watching mindlessly staring at the tv watching with makeup on. It would take ten minutes tops can you ask around - the parents can e-mail me at scottgoldbergmovies@gmail.com. Do let me know of any responses, thanks!
These are non-paying acting jobs – please contact Scott Goldberg at scottgoldbergmovies@gmail.com.
Thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Acting Job on 30 Rock! Assistant Job! Filmmakers Connection Meeting and News!

Acting Job (30 Rock), Assistant Job and Filmmakers Connection Meetings

Principal Role!! Real Important: Needed 16-18 months but small - need to say "mommy" - CUTE GIRLS. This is Alec Baldwin's baby on 30 Rock, so please only send those that would fit the part. (blue eyes preferred) Submits needed ASAP ASAP! Could work next Monday, 10/3. This is a principal role Email me Angela Gulizio of G & G Talent Management asap at angela@ggtalent.com

Locations People (particularly those from NJ): I need an assistant on the ground in Staten Island for November 1-8 for the Marathon. Decent rate, easy gig. Please message, text or email me if you are interested. Please contact Graham Goetz at graham.goetz@gmail.com and ggoetz@facebook.com.

Filmmakers Connection Meetings and Newsletter

Updating the site and getting ready to accept films for 2012!! We will start accepting submissions again in mid October for the July 13 – 19, 2012, 15th year anniversary of LIIFE! – and we’ll let you know when we do.

SAVE THE DATE: The next Filmmakers Connection Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm in room 303 at Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, 11746). Speaker tba.

Filmmakers Panel Discussion!!
Last April’s panel discussion at Adelphi University was such a success that we have decided to have another one next year! Our event will take place at Adelphi’s Alumni House on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm! The details of the panel discussion have yet to be determined. The date, however, has been locked in so be sure to mark it on your calendars!

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?_____________________

Monday, August 22, 2011

More jobs!!


Not a film job, but jobs regardless!!

http://www.licares.org/LICpages/Career_Opportunities.htm

Friday, August 19, 2011




Location Needed: (Must be in Nassau County)
1)For Amazon Kindle commercial shoot – need two family houses – also most Levitt Houses. Scouting today (Fri, Aug 19) for a one-day shoot at the end of the month. (Please send suggestions to debfilm@aol.com and please reference Karp Kindle Scout)

2) Location needed for a documentary/reality show, Shahs of Sunset, (Ryan Seacrest Project) they’re looking for art galleries, restaurants where young professionals would frequent. (Please send suggestions to debfilm@aol.com and please reference Shah’s)

3)For short film, Brain Child, we're looking for private beaches. Any suggestions? Please send to debfilm@aol.com and reference Brain Child. 1 day shoot

4) For television series, Modern Love, they're looking for a guest house or servants' quarters which are over a garage or stables. Somethng along those lines. This is for a 1 day shoot the second or third week of Sept. 15 people cast/crew. (please refer suggestions to Modern Love).

From: Joey MHz - EXTRAS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND!VIDEO SHOOT IS GOING DOWN THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT 2 PM ! 248 FRONT STREET / HEMPSTEAD, NY (AREA 516 NIGHTCLUB). EVERYONES INVITED AND PLEASE BRING 2-3 OUTFITS FOR THE DIFFERENT SCENES. BE ON TIME AND BE READY TO HAVE FUN. ! ANYONE CAN COME AND YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO BRING FRIENDS TO CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL OCCASION! VIDEO RELEASE AFTERPARTY IS GOING DOWN THAT SAME NIGHT AT 12AM AT THE CLUB! SO BE READY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME! FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE THIS TO YOUR WALL For more information, contact Joey MHz at joeymhz@hotmail.com.

Thank you!

Debbie

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cast and Crew Job Opportunites AND Locations Needed for commercials/movies


Cast and Crew Job Opportunities and Locations Needed

Steady Cam Operator needed for short film - Seeking a steady cam operator with own equipment for a silent short film on Sunday, August 28th, in New York City. The pay is $700 for the day.
All interested parties contact me with info and reel at Edouardmartin@yahoo.com – Alain

Royal Pains needs extras!! They need “young and attractive” bar patrons, real-housewife types, models and model-types, yachtsmen, financial brokers, surfers and beachgoers. Send an email including “recent, clear snapshots that best represent you as the role you are submitting for, your basic stats (height & weight), and contact information to Longisland@gwcnyc.com.” put “Bayshore LOCAL” in the subject line.

(These locations must be in Nassau County)
We are currently looking for the following locations:
1)For a NY Lottery commercial - an office park building where someone can ride a horse through the lobby, they will also need to put a golf cart in the elevator. It needs elevators, should have an atrium, though atrium does not have to be ground level. Should have cubicles. An empty building would be great, or a very film friendly one! Possibly a two date shoot week of 8/22/11. Please reference: Lotto Broz

2) For television series, Person of Interest, they're looking for a police evidence lock-up area. Please reference: Person of Interest

3) For a lingerie catalog, one day shoot, interior of an old world mansion with paint chipped off walls, wood floors. Kind of falling apart - please reference "Fellows"

3) Hockey Rink - We have had a call from a production company that is looking for an ice hockey rink with an older design, that can hold approximately 3,000 people, and would include locker rooms, equipment room, office, etc. The film is set in 1950s in a small town in Ontario. This project is in the very early development stages. They are based in California, but would like to film in NYS, if possible (we like that and definitely don’t want them to go to Ontario). The ice hockey rink is the key location, so everything will revolve around finding the rink with the perfect look for them. They plan to start filming in late winter and go into spring of 2012. They have identified a few places that were older, but they had been redone inside so they lost the 1950’s feel and weren’t acceptable.I am reaching out to all regional offices and hope that someone can help identify the perfect location for this project. Once the rink is confirmed, they would like to bundle the rest of their wish list (see below) in the same area.
Ext. Blue-collar residential neighborhood in Detroit with interiors of two houses
Ext. Blue-collar commercial street with a neighborhood bank and bank interior
Int./ext.Train or bus station (exactly which is to be determined-- going to Canada by train as opposed to other means of transportation greatly limits us in terms of locations, and we already have a significant challenge by needing a period hockey arena)
Ext. Commercial street with small businesses in small town Ontario
Int./ext. Barbershop in small town Ontario
Int./ext. Minor league hockey arena (ideally seating +/- 3000 spectators), including locker rooms, equipment room, office, etc. in small town Ontario
Ext. Blue-collar residential area in small town Ontario
Int./ext. Diner in small-town Ontario
Int./ext. Elementary school in small-town Ontario
Int./ext. Modest Apartment (interior could be a set) in small-town Ontario
Int./ext. Police station in small-town Ontario
Int. Hospital waiting room in small-town Ontario

Thank you, and please refer any suggestions to debfilm@aol.com, referencing the job.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ed Burns at LIIFE! - Release of "A Little Help" with Jenna Fisher - and Locations Needed for Film/TV/commercials



Hello All, (Locations needed follow below- they must be in Nassau County)
First, we're very happy to announce that Michael J. Weithorn, last year's Jury Prize for Best Feature Film winner at LIIFE for his indie film, A Little Help, has secured a theatrical release which will begin tomorrow. Michael, the writer and creator of The King Of Queens, brought this great film to the Long Island International Film Expo last year, and we're very happy with his success. You can see A Little Help and hear Michael speak tomorrow, after the 7:45 pm screening of A Little Help at the Port Washington Cinemas. http://alittlehelpthemovie.com/theatres/

And we had great success at the Long Island International Film Expo again this year. We're very excited for our 15th year anniversary in 2012, but in the meanwhile, please look at some of the excitement in the links below.
http://bellmore.patch.com/articles/video-actor-ed-burns-helps-wrap-up-film-expo#video-7024422
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyLfAuiEXmE http://gardencity.patch.com/articles/former-garden-city-resident-wins-best-short-film-at-liife#video-7038482urhttp://farmingdale.patch.com/articles/video-film-with-farmingdale-scenes-wins-big-at-festival
Now -for the locations needed:
1) For televison series, Pan Am:"Seeking a location that could pass for a hotel in the tropics (specifically Indonesia) set in the late 1950's / early 1960's. Location needs to be colonial looking (in the style of the Merchant Marine Academy.) Looking for Dutch/colonial, white/stucco, pillars, arches, terra cotta roofs. NO BRICK, NO NEW YORK COLONIAL. 
Also: Seeking exteriors which can pass for late 1950's / early 1960's office building, hotel, old people's home, hospital. Looking for grand locations.  Perhaps any interior locations which can pass for airport/customs area.” Please reference "Pan Am"
2) For SyFy Channels show, Ghost Hunters: They need is a very large venue for their annual live Halloween episode. This is the biggest episode of Ghost Hunters that they produce. The venue needs to be large (large in property size, multiple large structures, etc.) and have a history of paranormal reports. Please let me know if you have any additional venue suggestions for the live show. Please reference Ghost Hunters.
3)For a family drama, "Surviving Family" to shoot between July 24 and 29 (5 days), they need a 1980's Irish or Italian style family house, ideally furnished. Scenes take place in dining room and kitchen mostly. They only have about $1,000 for the week (maybe a little more). If interested, please reference "Surviving Family."
4) For a Lord and Taylor Christmas Catalog (week of August 15) need an old fashioned movie house - should have stage with red curtains, seats and a marquee (which will spell out "What is Christmas Made Of." (Yes, I already gave them both the Malverne Cinema and the Bellmore Movies. Please reference "L & T Buske"
5) For a Microsoft Print Ad - 1 day between August 4 - 11 - they need an office park. (no specifications. Please reference "Microsoft Lavin"
Thank you!
Best,
Debbie

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Locations Needed for Movies/TV!!

Hello All, (These must be in Nassau County)
1) For a Chapstick, commercial - July 19, 20 or 21. From the scout: They're loving the south shore beaches, but they don't like the large scale fishing piers I'm showing them. They're asking for a smaller, more rustic, dock, like in the layout I've attached. Do you know any people who might have a small dock behind their house, who would entertain a photo shoot for 6 hours? Or maybe a private boat club with a little dock?
If you have any referrals, please refer to "Chaptick Hutch"
2) Looking for abandoned buildings for a short film, "5th & Lexington." Mid August. Please refer to "Fifth & Lexington"
3) For small audio visual project for an artist, needs a body of water with no waves, and where you cannot see land when you look up from it. Probably North Shore, but can't be terribly expensive. Please refer to "Spence." 2nd week in August
4) TV series Pam Am is looking for an Italian Villa. July 21 - 22. Please refer to "Pan Am."
5) For a TJ Max Commercial - needs a store that would point to a street or to a courtyard. Could be an empty car dealership. Needs natural light. Needs to be big enough to be a TJ Max store. Please refer to "TJ Maxx Staudt" Juuly 20 - 22.
6)for TV Pilot "Promo Discover" they need a 1950 working class house - one level with a garage and a big backyard. Please refer to "Discover" July 13 - 15.
Thank you, and have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Best,
Debbie

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Actors/Actresses Needed!! AND LIIFE


Casting Notices and LIIFE!

From Dan Brennan:

• CASTING!!!!!Spinal Tap Productions is producing the TV Pilot “Guitar Girl”
• Glen Udell Producer
• Director Dan Brennan
• Casting the Role of Joy “The Guitar Girl” 25-35 year old girl who dreams of writing the perfect love song. Singing and playing the guitar a plus but NOT necessary. Actors will be paid.
Roles:
• Joy- Joy is fun and sexy and enthusiastic, comic timing very important.
• Katie – sexy girlfriend of Joy. 25 – 35. Katie likes to party. She is not a romatic.
• Zac – 25 -35. Mr. Right. Strikingly handsome. Joy’s dream guy.
• Mr. Potter. Joy’s boss. 35 – 55. Comic timing a must.
• Josh – 25 – 35. Very handsome. Joy loves him, but he does not notice her.
• Gladys – Joy’s coworker. 40 – 50. Does not believe in love.
• Actors to be paid. Shoots in NYC and Long Island – end of July – August
• Please e-mail headshots and resume to guitargirlthemovie@gmail.com
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And from director/producer Scott Goldberg for movie, The Three:
Casting Long Island actress or anyone who can pull of a stuck up materialistic female. We have two lines and can record in Glen Cove. Message me if interested. Scott@mrmullenfilm.com

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AND, please pass along. Only one week till the Long Island International Film Expo!!

Hello All,
I'm hoping you can spread the word about the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) to your e-mail lists/sites/etc.

The 14th annual Long Island International Film Expo will screen 116 short and feature-length independent films from around the world. This important festival will take place from July 7 - 14, 2011. We will begin with a festival warm-up on Thursday, July 7, and our official opening night movie block begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, July 8 with the award winning feature film, As If I Am Not There. This is a film not to be missed. http://liifilmexpo.org/sections/films11/0006_As_If_I_Am_Not_There.html

LIIFE features film blocks of all types, free panels on scriptwritng (with two award winning writers) and film distribution. There's also a wine and cheese reception, an entertaining and informative filmmakers breakfast panel and our star-studded closing night party on Thursday, July 14 at the Bellmore Movies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UI7TVWBhUOw

This is not a festival that costs millions to run, but brings in great independent films to a sophisticated movie going audience, brings the distributors to the filmmakers and sprinkles in celebrity appearances for the excitement of all. Ed Burns and Federico Castelluccio will be appearing at our closing part as well as many others.

For film blocks that begin 5:00 pm or earlier, Monday - Friday, seniors and students can bring a friend for free!

116 films, 28 countries, 1 location - LIIFE 2011 - Check www.longislandfilm.com for schedule, synopses list and ticket information.

Thank you for your help.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Locations Needed for TV/Indie Film annnddd LIIFE!


Hello All, (Must be in Nassau County)
We are in need of the following locations:
1) For television series, Pan Am, probably July 21 and 22.
They have a location that is meant to play as the exterior of an Italian Villa Hotel set in Rome. The scene depicts our leading man, captain of the new Pan Am intercontinental jet liner, pulling up on his Vespa in front of the hotel in mid-morning. He has a conversation with the head stewardess, who is also his love interest, and then drives off as she continues on to her luncheon appointment. Does anyone know where Villa Carola is? Reference Pan Am with suggestions
2) Location needed for a new pilot TV show for Comedy Central called Time Trumpet - and they would like to shoot a day's worth of work in Nassau County early next week. Very small show, crew, camera, etc.
Needs a Nassau County suburb - that is quick/easy to clear/cheap/close to NYC - and has that quintessential "small town USA" look/feel. Sidewalks, porches, street lamps and a quaint Main Street type look. Like Hicksville but "cuter." Please reference "Time Trumpet"
3) The 14th Annual Long Island Internation Film Expo (LIIFE) will be held from July 7 - 14 - July 7th is our festival warm up - kicking into high gear with our official opening night feature on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 pm. Ticket holders are invited to a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 5 pm - 6:30 pm. Seniors and students - bring a friend for free for any film block Monday - Friday that begins at 5 pm or earlier. For more information - see www.LongIslandFilm.com. Please pass the word along in your e-mail blasts, newsletters, websites and e-mail lists - thank you!! LIRR ticket holders, Town of Hempstead Employees and County of Nassau Employees get $2 off per general admission ticket (not to be combined with other offers. Thank you!
4)For indie filmmaker, Keith Black: We need a small furnished, middle class looking 2 bedroom house or condo or apartment with walk-in kitchen - NYC LOCAL as the sole location for a small indie film. We will need access for two to three weeks in August and of course have an insurance policy. But if an apartment, the landlord must approve. Scenarios that would be good - if it were a vacant guest house or maybe if it's a two family and one of the apartment are vacant or a vacation house, etc. (But must be furnished)
We hardly have anything to pay but this is a project by an underground actor-writer and will feature big name actors who are working for the passion and karma and no money. What I can promise is an Associate Producer credit and the bragging rights that go with it. I'm an inner-city math teacher on his summer break and these projects are always a major inspiration to my students.You can learn more about me here www.drivingmecrazymovie.com. www.getthescripttowoodyallen.com. You can contact him at KeithBlack1996@aol.com

Thank you for your help.
Best,
Debbie

Monday, June 20, 2011

Long Island International Film Expo films and celebrities


(Actor Ed Burns who will attend our closing night party to accept a Creative Achievement Award - Thursday, July 14, 2011 - for more info see www.LongIslandFilm.com)

The 14th annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will be held from July 7 – 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! Please e-mail debfilm@aol.com for closing party tickets, or find them on-line at www.longislandfilm.com
Check the site for the schedule (http://liifilmexpo.org/sections/schedule.html ), panels and parties – hope to see you there!

And don’t forget – seniors and students can bring a friend for free for film blocks held on Monday – Friday that begin at 5 pm or earlier!!

Celebrities are always booked schedule permitting, which means they could have a reshoot on the day they were planning to attend – but here are the celebrities booked (schedule permitting) so far:
Closing Night:
Ed Burns – Creative Achievement Award
Federico Castelluccio – Closing Night Presenter and screening of Lily of the Feast
Brian O’Halloran – Closing night presenter (depending on play schedule)
Brandon Hannan – The Sopranos – Closing Night presenter
Anthony Mangano – NYPD Blue, Rescue Me – Closing Night presenter
Lou Martini Jr – Law & Order, The Sopranos – Closing night presenter
Len Venito – Knights of Prosperity, The Sopranos – Closing night presenter
Kevin Brown – The Office – Closing night presenter
Cady Huffman – The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm – Closing night presenter
Butch Patrick – Screening of Eat Me. Possibly closing night.
Tom Pelphrey – Guiding Light – Closing night presenter
More signing up every day!

And, the Friday, July 8, 9:30 pm block is already sold out. If there are other movies on your must see list – you can now buy your tickets online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32055 (a service charge will be added for the convenience).

Save the date!
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 2:00 pm – Movies & Music event at Five Towns College. Seven indie filmmakers and seven indie musicians will discuss how they use music to enhance their movies, and how their music is created. Stay tuned for more information, but save the date!

Filmmakers Panel Discussion!!
Last April’s panel discussion at Adelphi University was such a success that we have decided to have another one next year! Our event will take place at Adelphi’s Alumni House on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm! The details of the panel discussion have yet to be determined. The date, however, has been locked in so be sure to mark it on your calendars!

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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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Casting (Non-Union)


Casting Three Boys for Shoot this Saturday at Hugh Daly's Studio in Deer Park.

Filmmaker Scott Goldberg is casting for three boys for a shoot this Saturday at noon for a shoot at JHD studio in Deer Park. Scott: I'm shooting a scene where three kids (or two) are strapped and tied down into a chair as they are mind controlled through physical force (grabbing of their face and having a light shined in their eyes) as well as shots of them staring into the camera, etc. The kids must have an ability to have fear in their eyes for the scenes.

And need a business / politician type age 60-70 very well toned male to play a character. Any help is appreciated. You can send me pictures and info to scottgoldbergmovies@gmail.com

Good luck!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Acting Job and Researching Available for Documentaries


Hello All,
I'm so sorry it's taken so long for new postings. This year's Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is keeping me busier than ever!! Not to mention the surge in filming in Nassau County. All good!! LIIFE this year will be held July 7 - 14. The schedule will be up soon at www.LongIslandFilm.com

Very excited that our Creative Achievement Award honoree at this year's closing party and awards ceremony on Thursday, July 14 is going to be Ed Burns!! Mr. Indie himself. If you want tickets for the party, contact me at debfilm@aol.com, and I will e-mail you a form.

Meanwhile, here are the jobs/opportunities!!
Best,
Debbie

Acting Job

Casting the role of a New World Order businessman who talks on camera about controlling the world and population through mind control and mainstream media. Must have a look of an older looking politician, like Joe Biden or George W. Bush (gray or white hair, wrinkles in the face). Non-Union Short Film entitled "The Three". Clips of the film can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/l/56bf0ZSqFr6ZZ6dwdYJGQT5ga5A/www.TheThreeFilm.com. No pay but credit and copy and reimbursement. Local NY talent only. Please contact the filmmaker at
scott@mrmullenfilm.com

AND Researcher Available for Documentaries!

Award-winning journalist and non-fiction author with an intense interest in learning about documentary film-making is offering her research/writing skills pro bono to a local production company. If you're working on a documentary, please contact Claudia Gryvatz Copquin at cgc@ClaudiaCopquin.com to discuss your needs.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Casting AND Want Your Kitchen Remodeled for Free?


Kate Winslet stars in Mildred Pierce, which shot in Nassau County!

Casting:

I'm working with a producer who is currently producing a project that has been commissioned by Lincoln Center: Portraits in Dramatic Time. The project is being directed by David Michalek. The work will feature hyper-slow-motion video performance-portraits by an international array of well- and lesser-known, international film and theater actors displayed on a screen measuring 85 ft. wide by 45 ft. high hung on the front facade of the David H. Koch Theater. The installation will be on view July 5-31st from 8:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

This weekend he'll be shooting with Holly Hunter, Liev Schrieber, Allison Pill, Patti LuPone, and Sarita Choudhury.

For one of the "scenes" I'm looking for 4 Middle Eastern Woman (or at least can look the part) in their 50's-70's, the older the better. This is really a tremendous project and when is anyone ever gonna get to see themselves in the middle of Lincoln Center on an 85 foot screen?! If you fit the bill, please e-mail debfilm@aol.com with resume and picture. This is part of an art exhibit and does not pay.

Want your kitchen remodeled?

DALLAS or OKLAHOMA CITY or NYC (or within 50 mile radius) homeowners:
Got an UGLY KITCHEN? Get it remodeled it for FREE! If you live in:
- Dallas, TX (or within a 50 mile radius).
- Oklahoma City, OK (or within a 50 mile radius).
- NYC (Or within 50 mile radius of NYC, including Long Island, Jersey cities, Westchester, etc).
We want to hear from YOU! A MAJOR CABLE NETWORK is on a mission to beautify kitchens across America! If your kitchen qualifies, they may come & give it a complete makeover - FOR FREE! LOOKING FOR: Fun, energetic, talkative homeowners who really HATE THEIR KITCHEN! If you are open to "out-of-the-box" ideas & are willing to give design team creative control, you could get a complete kitchen remodel! IF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL PERSONALITY BUT YOUR KITCHEN DOESN'T, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! INTERESTED? EMAIL 3CLCASTING@GMAIL.COM In the SUBJECT LINE put your region (Dallas, Oklahoma City or NYC), actual city & first/last name. EXAMPLE: NYC - Long Island - Jane & John Doe. Deadline is April 9 - don't delay! We may extend deadline, no guarantees! In the body email YOU MUST INCLUDE:
• What you hate about your ugly kitchen!
• Photos of your kitchen, plus a photo of yourself & anyone who lives with you.
• Photos of any rooms attached to the kitchen (mud room, dining room, living room, etc).
• Your contact info: Name(s), phone, email AND home address (incl zip code).
• Anything else we should know about YOU & your kitchen!

Have you been watching “Mildred Pierce” on HBO? It was shot mostly in Nassau County (Merrick, Lido Beach, etc)! I’m recording it until after we finish scheduling the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE). Can’t wait to see it!

Warmly,

Debbie

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sounds Recordist Needed - and DVD Dup Facility

Hello All,
Please see the below jobs and dup facility request:

Needed: a location SOUND RECORDIST for a live shoot this Friday March 25.
Their guy had made a scheduling error, forgot he was booked on this date and is out of town.

This is an important shoot for a documentary.  There will be many dignitaries present.
It's a 12 hour day, in Manhattan.  Exteriors and Interiors. 

They need someone really good.  Fully paid position.  Wonderful project.  Nice friendly people.  Major event.

Please e-mail your resume or bio to debfilm@aol.com

Also needed:

A filmmaker is looking for a company to duplicate DVDS, full color and shrink wrap about 20 of them. Any place local in Nassau? If so, please refer to debfilm@aol.com.

Thank you.
Debbie

Friday, March 18, 2011

Job!! Filmmakers Connection Minifest!! Free Script Writing Panel!! Ralph Macchio on DWTS!! Etc


Job Opportunity for a Jr. Level PR/Outreach person for a web based video company, fluent online and personal skills required, preferably with a Dance or Theater Competency. Email Rose.Viggiano@danceon.com and please pass on.

Just a note: Ralph Macchio is going to be on Dancing with the Stars. Ralph has attended the Long Island International Film Expo many times, and is a great supporter of our LIIFE and our independent filmmakers - so let's support him on DWTS!!

THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM

MINIFEST, MINIFEST, MINIFEST!!! See below. Weds, March 30.

Cut-off date for submitting your film to the Long Island International Film Expo is April 1, 2011 – don’t miss out! Submit at www.LongIslandFilm.com

Also, check out the new look on our site – www.LongIslandFilm.com

We ask you to please support the LIFTF and the LIIFE by purchasing journal ads to advertise your businesses, or even place your headshots. If you take a full page ad, paid Filmmakers Connection members will receive $5 off!! But again, cut off is May 15 for this – so please move quickly if you’re interested. A full page is only $100, and you’ll reach a large amount of filmmakers/directors/producers/writers and film goers. Forms can be found at: http://longislandfilm.com/sections/advertise.html or e-mail to have one sent to you (debfilm@aol.com).

Congratulations to 2010 LIIFE winner, Stevan Mena, on the distribution of his film, “Bereavement.” The theatrical release will begin here on Long Island at select markets on March 4 with two locations including the National Amusements Island 16 in Holtsville and the National Amusements Farmingdale 14 in Farmingdale. Come support one of our own!!

The next meeting of the Filmmakers Connection will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm in room 303 of Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746) and will feature our Filmmakers Connection Minifest. Everyone in attendance is eligible to submit a five-minute piece (or less) in DVD format (NTSC), which the audience will vote on that night. If you are a Filmmakers Connection member, there will be no fee. The $5 fee (nonrefundable) will also cover your meeting fee for this meeting. Nominal prizes will be awarded. These films are not screened beforehand, so anything goes. The winner will have their film eligible for inclusion in the Long Island International Film Expo. Please note, if the five-minute piece is part of a larger movie, we are only obligated to show the five minutes that was shown at the Minifest, with the “possibility” of showing the entire film. Please be sure, if your film wins, to submit through longislandfilm.com before April 1 and for code use: Minifest winner.

Donna McKenna will again be collecting canned goods for the food pantry.

Free Screenwriting Panel:
The Long Island International Film Expo will hold a FREE screenwriting panel at Adelphi University (Blodget Hall - Room 108) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Panelists will include Adelphi Communications Faculty, Terrence Ross and Joan Stein Schimke. Additional panelists will include: award winning filmmaker, Stephan Mena (Bereavement), and video game screenwriters, JT Petty (of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell) and WGA nominee, Sande Chen. Topics covered will be writing for short and feature films (with an emphasis on the horror genre), website storytelling, and writing for video games. To register for the event please click on the following link: http://events.adelphi.edu/LIIFE/. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Cook at jim.cook2006@gmail.com.

Save the date!
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 2:00 pm – Movies & Music event at Five Towns College. Seven indie filmmakers and seven indie musicians will discuss how they use music to enhance their movies, and how their music is created. Stay tuned for more information, but save the date!

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 has been extended to March 28, 2011. Forms are online 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.

The Roy Dean NYC grant is for docs and indie features and the grant closes 4/30/11. We are currently taking applications. Can you please post this short announcement for us on your web site or include it in your next newsletter? We know the filmmakers will appreciate learning about our grants. The winner for 2010 NYC Grant is Cathryne Czubek for her film A Girl and A Gun now being edited. The Roy W. Dean Grants are taking applications for the April 30, 2011 NYC and 6/30 LA Grant. Donations are goods and services that are close to $30,000.00 on each grant. We want docs and features budgeted under $500K. Please see www.fromtheheartproductions.com for application, guidelines and prior winners. Any questions email caroleedean@att.net

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?_____________________

Monday, February 14, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Meeting 2/16 - 2010 LIIFE Winner Hits the Theaters! - Early Bird Deadline Approaching etc


(Stevan Mena, of the soon to be released horror feature, Bereavement. This 2011 LIIFE winner will also be part of our screenwriting panel - info below)

Early bird submissions for the Long Island International Film Expo are Feb 18, 2011 – so if you’re going to submit, this will be the least expensive time. Drop dead extended deadline is April 1, 2011.

Congratulations to 2010 LIIFE winner, Stevan Mena, on the distribution of his film, “Bereavement.” The theatrical release will begin here on Long Island at select markets on March 4 with two locations including the National Amusements Island 16 in Holtsville and the National Amusements Farmingdale 14 in Farmingdale. Come support one of our own!!

The next meeting of the Filmmakers Connection will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm in room 303 of Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746).
The speaker will be Steven Taub, an Emmy Nominated Documentary filmmaker (“Laugh A Day”), who has worked in Television & Video Production since 1986. He will guide you and teach you how to succeed and get your work seen. Steven has an extensive background in marketing, public relations, and writing. Steven Taub is a member of the Suffolk County Film Commission.
He will be collecting head shots and resumes as will Donna McKenna for two films she is currently casting. (If it snows and it sticks, this meeting will be postponed. We will alert you through my (Debra Markowitz) and Donna’s (McKenna) facebook pages – be sure to check them if it’s snowing!).
Also at this meeting:
Mr. Mullen, a 12 minute short horror film, directed, written and produced by
Scott Goldberg will be showcased at this months meeting. The film was inspired
by the collapse of the economy in 2008 and comments on society as well as the
horrors of one losing their life savings, home and sanity. Inspired by real life
horror, Mr. Mullen offers a realistic look on humanity, greed, power, corruption
and a man who loses it all.
The film features Friday the 13th Part III veteran actor Paul Kratka, as well as
Long Island talent, Robert Youngren, Chris Margaritis, Keith McMahon and Peter
Longshanks. The film can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/l/00f79CuO_SZFBw6TcwcGBY1llMg;www.mrmullenfilm.com.

Donna McKenna will again be collecting canned goods for the food pantry.

Because of showing Scott’s movie as well as speaker Steven Taub, we will not be doing “show and tell” screenings at this month’s meeting.

Free Screenwriting Panel:
The Long Island International Film Expo will have a screenwriting panel held at Adelphi University (Blodget Hall – Room 108) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Panelists will include Adelphi Communications Faculty, Terrence Ross and Joan Stein Schimke. Additional panelists will include: award winning filmmaker, Stephan Mena (Bereavement), and video game screenwriters, JT Petty (of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell) and WGA nominee, Sande Chen. Topics covered will be writing for short films, website storytelling, writing within the horror genre, and writing for video games. More details of the event will unfold within the weeks to come. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Cook at jim.cook2006@gmail.com.

Save the date!
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 2:00 pm – Movies & Music event at Five Towns College. Seven indie filmmakers and seven indie musicians will discuss how they use music to enhance their movies, and how their music is created. Stay tuned for more information, but save the date!

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.

The Roy Dean NYC grant is for docs and indie features and the grant closes 4/30/11. We are currently taking applications. Can you please post this short announcement for us on your web site or include it in your next newsletter? We know the filmmakers will appreciate learning about our grants. The winner for 2010 NYC Grant is Cathryne Czubek for her film A Girl and A Gun now being edited. The Roy W. Dean Grants are taking applications for the April 30, 2011 NYC and 6/30 LA Grant. Donations are goods and services that are close to $30,000.00 on each grant. We want docs and features budgeted under $500K. Please see www.fromtheheartproductions.com for application, guidelines and prior winners. Any questions email caroleedean@att.net

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.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Newsletter 1-26-11

THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE FILMMAKERS CONNECTION

www.LONGISLANDFILM.COM


THE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 FILMMAKERS CONNECTION MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SNOW CONDITIONS. IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011.

Early bird submissions for the Long Island International Film Expo are Feb 18, 2011 – so if you’re going to submit, this will be the least expensive time. Drop dead extended deadline is April 1, 2011.

(Still confirming February date – so this day is tentative)
The next meeting of the Filmmakers Connection will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm in room 303 of Five Towns College (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746).
The speaker will be Steven Taub, an Emmy Nominated Documentary filmmaker (“Laugh A Day”), who has worked in Television & Video Production since 1986. He will guide you and teach you how to succeed and get your work seen. Steven has an extensive background in marketing, public relations, and writing. Steven Taub is a member of the Suffolk County Film Commission.
He will be collecting head shots and resumes as will Donna McKenna for two films she is currently casting. (If it snows and it sticks, this meeting will be postponed. We will alert you through my (Debra Markowitz) and Donna’s (McKenna) facebook pages – be sure to check them if it’s snowing!).
Also at this meeting:
Mr. Mullen, a 12 minute short horror film, directed, written and produced by
Scott Goldberg will be showcased at this months meeting. The film was inspired
by the collapse of the economy in 2008 and comments on society as well as the
horrors of one losing their life savings, home and sanity. Inspired by real life
horror, Mr. Mullen offers a realistic look on humanity, greed, power, corruption
and a man who loses it all.
The film features Friday the 13th Part III veteran actor Paul Kratka, as well as
Long Island talent, Robert Youngren, Chris Margaritis, Keith McMahon and Peter
Longshanks. The film can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/l/00f79CuO_SZFBw6TcwcGBY1llMg;www.mrmullenfilm.com.

Donna McKenna will again be collecting canned goods for the food pantry.

Because of showing Scott’s movie as well as speaker Steven Taub, we will not be doing “show and tell” screenings at this month’s meeting.

Free Screenwriting Panel:The Long Island International Film Expo will have a screenwriting panel held at Adelphi University on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The tentative time will be from 7pm – 8:30pm. Panelists will include Adelphi Communications Faculty, Terrence Ross and Joan Stein Schimke. Additional panelists will include: award winning filmmaker, Stephan Mena (Bereavement), and video game screenwriters, JT Petty (of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell) and WGA nominee, Sande Chen. Topics covered will be writing for short films, website storytelling, writing within the horror genre, and writing for video games. More details of the event will unfold within the weeks to come. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Cook at jim.cook2006@gmail.com.

Save the date!Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 2:00 pm – Movies & Music event at Five Towns College. Seven indie filmmakers and seven indie musicians will discuss how they use music to enhance their movies, and how their music is created. Stay tuned for more information, but save the date!

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?_____________________

Friday, January 7, 2011

Filmmakers Connection Newsletter, Grants, Contests, Jobs, LIIFE Discounts!


Filmmakers Connection Newsletter 1-7-11

Jobs, Contests, Finishing Fund Grants, LIIFE Festival discounts, etc!

Video Contest and Job Opportunity with Entertainment Law Firm:

Seeking : MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN ACTORS/COMEDIANS,
Are you one of the many who make your own fun videos and post them on youtube. If so I invite you to create a 20- 60 second video,
that has something to do with pasta/ healthy eating
If your video is selected you will receive $500. For more information, contact Donna McKenna at dmmcasting@aol.com. Deadline – January 30, 2011.

Job Opportunity!!
Have immediate need for an experienced legal assistant for busy transactional law office and entertainment industry consulting firm. Salary is about $40,000, + we pay 50% of health insurance premiums. Very unique position. Send resume to marc@marcjacobson.com, please. Thanks!

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.

Free Screenwriting Panel!!
The Long Island International Film Expo will have a screenwriting panel held at Adelphi University April 13, 2011. Panelists will include Adelphi Faculty, Terrence Ross and Joan Stein Schimke. Additional panelists will include award winning filmmaker, Stephan Mena, and video game screenwriters, JT Petty and Sande Chen. Topics covered will be writing for short films, website storytelling, writing within the horror genre, and writing for video games. For more information, please contact Jim Cook at jim.cook2006@gmail.com

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?_____________________

For questions or more information, please contact me at debfilm@aol.com.
Thank you.