Thursday, November 29, 2012
Filmmakers Connection Holiday Party and Networking!
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Hello everyone. This year’s Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will be held from July 11 – 18, 2013. AND, we are open for film submissions now. Take advantage of the deeply discounted earlybird prices AND we now offer student, filmmakers connection AND LIIFE Alumni discounts! Apply at www.LongIslandFilm.com.
We will be holding our annual holiday party at Five Towns College in Dix Hills (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, 11746) in room # 312 (the Lounge) on Monday, December 10 at 7:15 p.m. Come to celebrate with industry friends and network at the same time. We will have a $5 cash, 50/50 and please bring canned goods or hygiene products for the Veterans’ center. They are really running low due to everyone donating to Sandy. Please check the expiration dates on your donations. And Donna McKenna will again be hosting the holiday show on Sat 12/29 at 2pm. Please speak to her about participating in the show!
Jim Cook will be holding another one of his exciting and informative panels on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Adelphi University. We’ll provide more information on that as it becomes available.
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:
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