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

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.

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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, November 21, 2012

Casting for SAG/NonSAG Short Film

Critically Acclaimed Director and Award-Winning Producer collaboration.

Please submit headshot and resume, reel if possible t9  Reference AC2B

Filming in Nassau County, possible some NYC

Male – Caucasian
30’s/40's FATHER gruff, macho, with violent/explosive tendencies, burly but not fat. 70’s era blue-collar type (not hippie) - think telephone repairman, bus driver. ability to age to 65/75 years old is a plus.
No nudity. Scene might contain violence.

Male – Caucasian
65’s/75's DYING FATHER Declining health, thinning hair, close to death. Headshots of younger actors okay ONLY if they convince us that you have the ability to age to 65-75 years old.

Female – Caucasian
30's. MOTHER Battered, somewhat frail, neat but mousy appearance. Think sheltered, 70’s era housewife (not hippie) ability to age to 60/65 years old is a plus.
No nudity. Scene might contain violence.

Male – Caucasian – LEAD
Mid 40’s LEAD ATTORNEY well groomed, conservative in business attire and appearance. Must be able to cry on cue and show wide range of emotions within a short period of time. Physically fit, strapping physique for shirtless boxing scene.
No nudity. Scene might contain violence.

Young Male – Caucasian
Age Range 8 - 10 SON Obedient, wide-eyed innocent boy, expressive face. 
No nudity.

Male – Caucasian - Hispanic -  Asian
70’s PREDATOR Tall, slender build, thinning hair, soft-spoken.  Appears humble, gives off man-of-the-cloth-vibe.
Sexually suggestive scene. No nudity.

Female – Caucasian - Hispanic - African American - Asian
30’s DISTRICT ATTORNEYAttractive, professional appearance.  Ambitious and flirty. Business wardrobe a plus.
No nudity.

Male – Caucasian -  African American- Hispanic -  Asian
40’s/50’s CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY, street savvy with swagger, slightly arrogant, at the top of his game.
No nudity.

Male – Caucasian-  African American - Hispanic-  Asian
40’s/50’s DETECTIVE, sketchy with cocky attitude. Snappy dresser, approaching retirement.
 No nudity.

Male – Caucasian -  African American - Hispanic - Asian
30’s VICTIMs FATHER. Strong willed, intimidating, blue-collar type with passionate, boiling temper.
No nudity.

Female – Caucasian-  African American - Hispanic – Asian
30’s VICTIM’S MOTHER Comfortable with taking a backseat to husband, and most men.
No nudity.

Male – Caucasian -  African American - Hispanic - Asian
40’s/50’s CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE; affluent, confident, no-nonsense.
No nudity.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crew Positions Needed for SAG/NonSAG Short Film by Critically Acclaimed Director/Producer Collaboration

Crew Needed
For SAG/Non SAG – Short Film Project by Critically Acclaimed Director/Producer Collaboration
Approximately one week in January – Nassau County/possibly some NYC
Please send contact info, resume/bio and reel if available to and reference AC2B

Production Accountant
1st Assistant Director
2nd Assistant Director
Set P.A.
Director of Photography
Assistant Camera
2nd Assistant Camera
Data Manger (DIT)
Best Boy Electric
Key Grip
Best Boy Grip
Key Hair/Makeup
Script Supervisor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator
Thank you.