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.
• 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
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.


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.

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.

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 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 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 You can contact him at

Thank you for your help.

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

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 for closing party tickets, or find them on-line at
Check the site for the schedule ( ), 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 (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!

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