Thursday, October 31, 2013
Locations Needed for Film/TV, Volunteers/Interns Needed, Discounts for Filmmakers Connection Members
Locations Needed for Film/TV, Volunteers/Interns Needed, Discounts for Filmmakers Connection Members
1) For a "potential" large car commercial, they're looking for roads they can drive along that are NOT tree-lined. It can't look like fall. They also looking for various size studios - should have a grid, but doesn't have to be one of the majors (but they do have the contact info for Gold Coast, Grumman, SPP). AND they should be easy areas to film in. If they get this job, they will likely film 6 days in Nassau, right before and after Thanksgiving. If you have any suggestions, please email email@example.com and reference Sibley.
2)SCOUTING TODAY - For a Price Topper commercial, they need a Victorian House (not a mansion). Mostly interior, lots of wood molding inside. Must be in film-friendly area, no high village fees. Only a 4 hour shoot. Shooting 11/8, but scouting today - already looking in Valley Stream and Rockville Centre (if you know of any particular blocks -let me know!) and other areas close to Oceanside (the other part of the shoot). If you have any suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reference McGrail.
3)For a TV pilot- needs mansions on a budget! Has about $2,000 per day for a 10 day shoot ($20,000 total). Needs kitchen, ballroom, bedroom. Castle'ish if possible. Can't have high village fees. If you have any suggestions, please email email@example.com and reference Playtime.
I'm sure there will be more later!
New York Film Critic Series - Feature "Nebraska" - Discounts for Connection Members!
BE PART OF THE LIVE NATIONAL SIMULCAST AUDIENCE! The coupon code is: lifilm13 ( all lower case) for 25% off!
The opening night will feature a pre-release screening of Paramount Vantage’s NEBRASKA, with live appearances by Bruce Dern, (Winner of Best Actor, 2013 International Cannes Film Festival),Will Forte (SNL and MACGRUBER) and June Squibb (ABOUT SCHMIDT) Nebraska is directed by Oscar® winner Alexander Payne (THE DESCENDANTS, SIDEWAYS). The live event will be simulcast live from AMC EMPIRE 25, 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036. November 5th at 8PM ET.
www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com for tickets and more info -
The New York Film Critics Series® has partnered with Movie Theater locations throughout the U.S. to present a live, national, in-theater Screening Series. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn. The Series presents interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
The Nassau County Film Office needs at least one volunteer/intern, and will need more in the coming months:
Internships/Volunteer Positions Available at the Nassau County Film Office
The Nassau County Film Office has nonpaying, part-time internships and volunteer positions available in our Mineola office. The Nassau County Film Office helps production companies find locations and services when they are filming in the Nassau County area. We work with major studio films, independent films, commercials, industrial videos and fashion photography.
We work very closely with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation on producing the Filmmakers Connection Meetings and the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE).
Some of our past interns have gone on to become Promotions Managers of local radio stations, lawyers at the State Attorney’s Office, Location Scouts, Placement Managers in the entertainment field, and other varied positions in the film and commercial industries.
You must be good on the phone, computer literate, dependable and detail oriented. The Nassau County Film Office is open from Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:45 pm. We ask that you work 2 – 3 days within those days/hours.
A successful internship can earn you a highly respected letter of recommendation, college credits, contacts in the film industry and possible job referrals. If you are interested in a career in the film/tv/commercial industries, make yourself a more viable job candidate by learning what goes into a film shoot from the ground level up. We provide training.
Please e-mail your resume and the days/hours you are available to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Director Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168 or e-mail toDMarkowitz@NassauCountyNY.gov.
Thank you for your attention.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Locations Needed for TV, Casting Notices, LIIFE Discounts!, Finishing Fund Grants, etc
The Long Island International Film Expo is open for submissions!! Take advantage of the discounted early submission pricing by applying at http://www.liifilmexpo.org/sections/call_for_entries.html. Additional discounts available for LIIFE alumni and Filmmakers Connection Members.
AND, if you scroll down further on the page, you’ll find the application links for the LIFTF Finishing Fund Grants for Filmmakers of Student, Short and Feature independent films that have shot partially on Long Island!!
Hello everyone, (these must in Nassau County)
For the television program, the Following, they're looking for abandoned or older mansions/large homes. However, they need to be able to film interiors also. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com and reference, Following.
Also, we are looking for a location to either be, or simulate, a juvenile detention center. I know about the one on Carman Avenue. Please reference Juvenile Detention Center list.
Also, we are in the process of updating several of our lists. If you have the following in your area, please let us know any information you might have on them (address, contact person, name, phone #, e-mail, website - at LEAST address) and send to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Central Casting:
Non-Union to portray male 18+ to look younger intimidating African-American gang member in a juvenile facility. Must be available for a match shot on 11/7, 11/8, 11/12, and 11/13. We are looking for someone who no one wants to mess with. If interested, email a recent candid photo and contact information to email@example.com. Use the subject line “Intimidating”. DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
Non-Union to portray male 18+ to look younger African-American gang members in a juvenile facility. Flex avail 10/29-11/19. If interested, email a recent candid photo and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “AA Gang”. DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
Non-Union to portray male 18+ to look younger Hispanic gang members in a juvenile facility. Flex avail 10/29-11/19. If interested, email a recent candid photo and contact information to email@example.com. Use the subject line “Hispanic Gang”. DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
Non-Union to portray male 18+ to look younger Caucasian skinhead gang members in a juvenile facility. Flex avail 10/29-11/19. Must have buzzed or cropped hair or be willing to have your head buzzed or very cropped. Must also be comfortable with having some of your arm or chest hair shaved so temporary tattoos can be applied. Tattoos will be of an offensive nature (Neo-Nazi Style). Temp tattoos are easily removed at the end of the shoot day. If interested, email a recent candid photo and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “Skinhead”. DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
UNION/NON UNION TO PORTRAY HOT FIT MALE CLUB GOERS COMFORTABLE BEING SHIRTLESS FOR A GAY CLUB SCENE. AVAIL FIT ON/BETWEEN 10/22-28, WORK 10/29 & 10/30. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH A HORSE ON SET. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE BEING SHIRTLES. PLEASE SEND US A SHIRTLESS PHOTO, UNION STATUS, BEST CONTACT, AND CURRENT SIZES TO email@example.com WITH SUBJECT LINE "SHIRTLESS PARTY GOER". THANKS
HBO TV SERIES SEEKING REAL CAUCASIAN SIBLINGS AGES 4-8 FOR FEATURED ROLES *ONE SIBLING MUST BE A GIRL* PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR HEIGHT AS WELL AS CONTACT INFORMATION OF PARENT TO: TVANDFILMEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM WITH THE SUBJECT LINE SIBLINGS.
SEEKING FOR NETFLIX SERIES UNION/NONUNION FIERCE LOOKING AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE INMATES WITH GREAT TATTOOS (CAN BE SLEEVES!) IF YOU COULD PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INTEREST TO BACKGROUNDTALENTNYC@GMAIL.COM WITH A CANDID PIC OF YOUR TATS
Seeking 1 year old identical twins for Steven Soderbergh hospital drama. Work on the project would be Saturday 10.19. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Identical twins." In the body of the email please include child's picture, date of birth and phone#.
We are currently updating the following lists for the Nassau County Film Office Database - if you have, know of any of these locations in the Nassau County area, please send address and contact information to email@example.com - Thank you.
Lists being Updated:
Ice Cream/Soda Shops
Houses – Modern Developments
Companies – High Tech
Halls with Stage
Halls – Bingo
Mental Health Looking Facilities
Marinas and Yacht Clubs
Long Island Arts Organizations
Restaurants – Children’s Themed
Restaurants – Drive Through
Restaurants – Fast Food
Restaurants – Outdoor Dining Venues
Theaters – Old Style
Real Estate Brokers – They must be interested in working with the Film Office
Real Estate – Residential
Real Estate – Commercial
Ice Skating Rinks
Auto Body Shops
Theaters - Movie
Theaters – Old Style
Theaters – With Stages
Theaters – Music Venues
Bond and Finance Companies for Tax Credits
Newsrooms – TV
Juvenile Detention Center
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Locations Needed for Indie Feature Film (and film/tv/commercials)
1) If you know of anyone in your respective areas that would like to be listed with the Nassau County Film Office (and the location must be in Nassau County), please have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the correct form(s). They would need to complete it and return it to me with photos of their home/location on a cd. No e-mailed photos please, we don't have time to burn them for you. Buildings, private homes, mansions, parks are all welcome. This is how they would be listed on our site:http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/filmcom/locgallery.html
2) For indie feature film, Liv, they are looking for the following estate for spring 2014 filming:
50% of the film takes place at a large, ocean-side estate on an Island. Below is a brief description of that estate from the script.
EASTCOTE, AN ESTATE ON AN ISLAND - PRE-DAWN
The wild coastline of a Maine island, ocean belting into
cliffs. Set into the woods above, a Tudor estate house -
Eastcote - the tiny windows dark.
Additionally, I have attached an photograph of the original estate that the screenplay is based on.
Ideally the estate will have the following qualities:
1) an isolated feeling, i.e. its not surrounded by other homes
2) be on a low bluff on the water (with access to the beach below)
3) the surrounding grounds would be full of trees and forested areas
4) a bonus if its a tudor style home
If you have any suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com and reference Liv.
Thank you for your help.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Locations Needed for Commercials and Casting Opportunities
Hello All, (This must be in Nassau County)
1) I'm looking for an area with old style, brick storefronts for an financial agency commercial. My understanding is exteriors only. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Menella. this is a 2 - 3 day shoot in mid October.
2)For a Xerox commercial, they're looking for toll booths. We have our standard three, but were wondering if we missed anything in Nassau County. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com and reference Spady. Oct 24 or 25 - 1 day.
3) The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will be opening for submissions in less then a week at www.longislandfilm.com. Next year's LIIFE will be celebrating its 17th anniversary from July 9 - 17, 2014.
SEEKING FOR NETFLIX SERIES: NONUNION TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD PEDESTRIANS WITH CARS AVAIL WED 12TH OCT. PLEASE EMAIL NAME, CONTACT INFO, PHOTO, YOUR CAR YEAR/COLOR/MAKE TO BACKGROUNDTALENTNYC@GMAIL.COM.
NOW CASTING: NON UNION WOMEN FOR RED CARPET STYLE COCKTAIL SCENE - MUST HAVE UPSCALE COCKTAIL ATTIRE - EARLY CALL TIME IN LONG ISLAND, NY - FOR WED 10/9. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOU IN YOUR DRESS OPTIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. THANK YOU!
SEEKING UNION/NON TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN BLACK/BROWN HAIRED MALE PHOTO DOUBLE FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM *5'4" - 5'6", 165 lbs* *Fitting 10/12, Work 10/16* PLEASE TRY TO MATCH THESE SIZES AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE: 42R, 35 waist/29 inseam, 10 shoe. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FITTING AND WORK DAY. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE OVER THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE SUBMIT NAME, CURRENT PHOTOS (FACE AND BODY) WITH CURRENT STATS, UNION STATUS, AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER WITH SUBJECT LINE: MALE PHOTO DOUBLE #2 TO TVANDFILMEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM.
NON UNION TO PORTRAY MALE PARTY GUESTS WITH *FULL TUXEDOS* AVAIL WED 10/9. PLEASE EMAIL US AT email@example.com WITH SUBJECT LINE "NON UNION TUX". PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE A COMPLETE BLACK TUXEDO. PLEASE INCLUDE BEST CONTACT INFO AND IF YOU HAVE A VALID STATE ID OR US PASSPORT AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. THANKS!
Thank you for your help.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Locations Needed for Film/TV - Extras Needed for Film - IT Job Opportunities
Hello everyone, (These locations must be in Nassau County)
1 and 2) For television series, Hostages, they need a rundown house, decent size, possibly with a porch, that sits on a large piece of property. It should feel a bit remote and lonely, off a less traveled road. Ideally the interior hasn't been renovated and the exterior is a bit beat up or weathered. One day of filming with prep and wrap, during the time frame for the episode of Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 23. (reference photos attached) - They're scouting in Long Island today, looking specifically for old, country homes that are desolate and in a neighborhood where houses are isolated from one another; kind of like a house in the middle of the woods or some where that is surrounded by so many trees and greenery that you can't see the neighbors. Something that's a little more on the "down" side (but not too down) with a long driveway and a house that's not right off the street. It's currently is scripted as a farmhouse, but we're certainly not looking for anything fancy or large.
Also - they're looking for a "rural" looking gas station (a mom and pop kind of service station). There may be some short exterior driving scenes around it. Perhaps, there's a neighborhood that may have this dynamic duo? They have 2-4 days to find this key location, as opposed to their usual 6-8 days. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Hostages.
3) For short film, Dark Room, they're looking for a study and bedroom - luxurious, not white walls. 2 days. Cast and crew of 15. Films mid-November. Only has $1,000 maximum for the day - this must include any village fees. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com and reference Dark Room.
4)For NBC television show, The Blacklist, they're looking for a location to simulate a Washington DC transit station. We referred them to the "circus" tracks in Garden City and the tracks at Gold Coast studios besides the MTA. Any suggestions you can think of - I know this is a hard one! If you have any suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Blacklist.
5) For indie feature film, Stealing Cars, they're looking for a place to simulate a Juvenile Detention Center. 1 - 4 weeks. This is a low-budget film. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com and reference Stealing Cars. They hope to film asap.
Also, extras needed for feature film, John Wick - GWCI is seeking SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION men to portray a FEATURED AIRPORT GUARD WITH ARM TATTOOS for the feature film "John Wick" starring Keanu Reeves. Works Mon. 11/11. Must attend a fitting on a TBD date. Especially seeking older men with large body frames. Please send recent candid photo along with pictures of your arm tattoos and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put in the subject line: Facebook, Name, Role, Union Status, Availability, Phone Number (For example: Facebook, John Doe, Airport Guard, SAG-AFTRA, Avail. 11/11, 555-555-5555). This is for background work. Background work is a full day commitment. Shoots in NYC.PLEASE SHARE/RE-POST/TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Job Opportunities: Infosys International is looking to hire few good people for Business Development, Technical Recruiters and Mobile App developers. If interested, please send resume to: email@example.com
Thank you for your help.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Filmmakers Connection Newsletter
Save the date!! We will be having a Filmmakers Connection Meeting on Thursday, October 17, 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....
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!
The Long Island International Film Expo (#2014LIIFE) will be held from July 9 – 17, 2014. We will begin accepting submissions by October 10, 2013 at www.LongIslandFilm.com. (maybe even a couple of days earlier!!)
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: 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: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LongIslandFilm.com – 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 email@example.com. 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 www.LongIslandFilm.com 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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Trailer for My Cross to Bear - Warning - this is not for the weak of heart - but this is the trailer for a movie I produced and cast in January of this year -