Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paid Extras Needed for This Sunday and Actor Needed for Pilot

Paid Extras Needed for This Sunday

Paid extras needed for this Sunday.  They will be a part of photo shoot taking place at the Skintrium showroom in Carle Pl.  Main shot will be in a conference room showing a business deal getting done; 4 men, 2 women between the ages of 25-40. Business attire.  They should have clear skin, and they would like to show some diversity. Pay $200 for half a day (10 am - 2 pm). Please send current and/or candid headshot to

Actor Needed for Pilot

Looking for one actor, male, 20's-40's, African American, Asian, Hispanic or Middle Eastern, to work background as an FBI agent on our pilot presentation, "Compromised," on Sunday, September, 29th, in Edgewater, NJ. 

Compensation: $58 for an 8 hr. day, plus food, drink, credit.

Email your headshot/resume at 

This pilot will be pitched to Lionsgate, FX, USA, AMC, HBO and other studios/production companies.


Dedicated, talented, professional actors only.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nassau County force in Film/TV Industry!! AND Locations Needed for Film and Television

Nassau County a Force in the Film/TV Industry!

Locations Needed for Film/Television

Hello everyone,  (These must be in Nassau County)

Season is gearing up for filming again!!
We're looking for the following locations:
1) For television series, The Black Box, they're looking for a school - preferably a private high school, with a soccer field that they can use during the day, during the week for a one day shoot.  Exterior only. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail and reference Black Box.
2)For short film, Gas Station, they're looking for a gas station for a three day shoot. They have about $400 per day. If you know of any film-friendly gas stations, please e-mail and reference Gas Station.
3)For USA today, they need an office building with windows that open on the second floor and a greenspace area nearby the industrial space.  1 day shoot on 9/23.  If you have any suggestions, please email and reference USA Today.
4) Low-budget feature film, Anethesia, needs two homes on the same plot of land, but with space between then (reference photos attached).  1 - 2 days of filming $2,500 - $3,000 for the location.  End of October - 55 people at the set.  If you have any suggestions, please e-mail and reference Anethesia.
Thank you!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Filmmakers Connection Meeting - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Filmmakers Connection Newsletter

Hello everyone,
Save the date!! We will be having a Filmmakers Connection Meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Five Towns College at 7:00 p.m. (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY  11746 – room 303 for meeting, the cafeteria after for networking). 

Come network with directors/actors/ producers/writers/crew members
as well as listen and learn from 3 industry professionals....

Our guest speakers are:
Director/ Writer/Producer Andrew Henriques, Andrew will educate you on
how to make a successful indie film with a talented actors/crew on a small budget.

Publicist/ Magazine Editor Annemarie Davin , Annemarie will educate you on how
important it is to have a publicist and social media to promote yourself and or project.

Janet Russell- Spiritual medium and psychic with over fifty year’s experience and host of the show, Janet Russell presents.

Join us for a fun fill night! Meeting is free to all paid up connection members $5 donation
at the door for non-members , $30 for yearly membership you can join day of meeting
coffee and donuts after meeting for more networking...

We will be having 2 raffles at this meeting
Win a chance for a 1/2 hour physic reading (value $100)
Win a chance to have you or your film be featured in a local publication ( Priceless)


The Long Island International Film Expo (#2014LIIFE) will be held from July 9 – 17, 2014.  We will begin accepting submissions mid-October 2013 at

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.

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.  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 and panels 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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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cast and Crew Needed for Living with the Dead

Cast and Crew Needed

Crew needed: Living with the Dead - Hello internet land! Looking for the following crew members to join the production of Living With the Dead: 2nd A.C., Script Supervisor & grip. Please e-mail Rebekah at for more details!!!

Cast Needed for Living with the Dead - Still looking for that 7 - 8 year old red-headed/light haired boy to play Young Ish.  If you know of anyone interested, please e-mail with a headshot, reel and bio if you have.


Thank you.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Filmmakers Connection Meeting, Extras Needed, Living with the Dead Movie, Book Release

Hello everyone,

An update on coming events:

Tonight (Tuesday, September 3 - 5:00 pm) - Donna Sirianni (Moving Forward Seminars) and I will be on Janet Russell Presents. Please tune in to this radio program - should be fun!


For those of you waiting for Karmic Wind (the third book in my Karmic Wind Trilogy), it's finally out and available at along with Naked in the Rain and Sarah and Caleb. I hope you enjoy it!

Also, I'm in production on a SAG Low-Budget Indie film, Living with the Dead, please take a look at the Kickstarter video -  We have 14 days to raise $7,000, though I hope we raise $17,000 more.  We're shooting the film regardless, but if you can help with any amount at all from $1, $5, $10, $15 to $3,500 and beyond - we're open to it all and will be extremely grateful. If you don't choose to donate, but would like to spread the word, that would be amazing as well.  I really believe in this movie and the director and the very talented actors.  It's a tale of a teenage girl surviving the suicide of her boyfriend.  After waking up in the hospital from a near-lethal overdose herself, she decides to take an adventure with her late boyfriend's books (The Tragedies of Shakespeare, The Bell Jar, etc) to try to figure out why he did it.  It's a beautiful script from such a talented writer.  I feel privileged to be casting and producing this wonderful film.

Also - we need about six extras for a party scene in Yonkers for one day in this film (ages 40s, 50s, 60s).  Unfortunately, nonpaying, but some very cool people will be on the set that day. If interested, please send a recent headshot or candid shot to  Date tentatively set for Weds, Sept 18, 2013.


We have a Filmmakers Connection Meeting set!! Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Five Towns College.  Speaker to be announced, but save the date!! 

Thank you.