Thursday, August 5, 2010

Filmmakers Connection Newsletter



Hello All, It was great seeing you over the summer at LIIFE. Hope you had as great a time as we did.

We will let you know as soon as the next Filmmakers Connection Meeting is scheduled – in the meanwhile – here are some other events you may be interested in.

Here are a couple of events we hope you’ll join us for:

Tuesday, August 31 at Five Towns College, Room 215 – be our guest at the Nashville Songwriters Association meeting where the guest will be Russ Camarda – this is a free meeting!! Their blurb: “The Long Island NSAI Workshop is having a special meeting held jointly with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation's Filmmakers Connection. Our guest will be filmmaker and media producer Russ Camarda who will discuss his feature films “'Night For Day'” and '“Lower Than the Angels'” as well as the logistics of writing music for film. We really want to encourage all of you to attend because, besides being incredibly informative, this meeting will hopefully be the beginning of a connection for our members with Long Island Filmmakers Connection. We are inviting members of the Filmmaker’s Connection to attend, so come out and network.”

LIIFE will be part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at the Tilles Center (CW Post Campus in Greenvale) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. Screening times will be noon – 3 pm, and 3 pm – 6 pm both days. Films to be screened include Sean King’s “This Mortal Coil,” Russ Camarda’s “Night for Day,” the Brennan’s “Video Guys,” John Lazzaro’s, “Hindsight,” Fred Carpenter’s, “Just Like Joe,” and Ralph Suarez’s, “Purgatory Comics.” There are a few more films we’re waiting approval on, and will send you the link when we have it. Screenings are $5 for members, $7 for the general public.

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 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!!

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace AND have our own Youtube channel! Come join us at:, youtube at:, myspace at: and Twitter at:

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 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 – 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 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 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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