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!

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!! 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.

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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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