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Long Island Film/TV Foundation to Hold Free Filmmakers Connection Meeting at East Meadow Library Wednesday, March 30th

Long Island Film/TV Foundation to Hold Free Filmmakers Connection Meeting at East Meadow Library Wednesday, March 30th


Event Will Host Award-Winning Filmmakers Summer Crockett Moore and Tony Glazer


February, 2016 (East Meadow, NY) — On Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m., the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Long Island’s oldest not-for-profit group serving the independent film community on Long Island, will be holding a Filmmakers Connection Meeting at the the East Meadow Library- 1886 Front St, East Meadow, NY for those in the industry and those who would like to be. This meeting will feature filmmakers Summer Crockett Moore and Tony Glazer, whose independent hit “Junction” won awards nationwide in 2012 and 2013, and has been distributed worldwide. Summer and Tony have since filmed and produced two additional feature films, “Lost Cat Corona” (starring Suffolk County’s own Ralph Macchio) and “After The Sun Fell”, as well as a number of short films and web series, and expanded their own production company, Choice Films, to include a production services department to better serve the indie film community.



Choice Films Inc. is a multi-award-winning independent production company that produces films, television programming and web content for worldwide distribution.  Choice Theatricals is the theater production arm of the company and is committed to bringing new plays to the stage and giving emerging and established playwrights the opportunity to realize their work with full productions that will continue to foster their artistic development. www.choicefilms.com


The Long Island Film/TV Foundation is established to stimulate and encourage film and TV production on Long Island. Since film and activities on the Island account for over $140 million dollars in revenues per year, the foundation hopes to invite future projects to our area by working closely with industry executives, financiers, film producers, TV/Cable operators and government officials. The Mission of the LIFTF is to provide support and assistance to the individuals, businesses and organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of Long Island through film, television and video. Some of their many goals also include assisting the Nassau and Suffolk County Film Commissions, marketing the viability of Long Island’s film industry through aggressive promotional and fundraising activities, organizing and sponsoring special screening festivals to showcase the talent of Long Island filmmakers (including the Long Island International Film Expo), Promoting Long Island as a choice shooting location for feature films, commercials, documentaries and TV programs, and much more!


These meetings are free and provide an educational and networking element to filmmakers across Long Island and the city.


The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) are proudly sponsored by ProductionHub– The Global Network of Local Crew & Vendors, InkTip– Where Everyone Goes For Scripts and Writers, LongIsland.com– Long Island’s Most Popular Website, and U.S. Limousine Service, LTD– More Than Just A Ride.


For More Information, Please Email: nassaufilmoffice@nassaucountyny.gov


For More Information on LIFTF, Visit: http://longislandfilmexpo.com/about-liife/about-the-foundation/


For Press Inquiries, Contact: RickEberle@gmail.com


More About the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)


President/Chairman of the the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Henry Stampfel, and his wife Ann Stampfel have long been a part of both the foundation and LIIFE as owners of the Bellmore Movie Theatre, which was built in 1912 and is Long Island’s oldest operating theater in which LIIFE takes place every year! Named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, LIIFE is one of Long Island’s most prestigious film festivals, screening approximately 150 independent films during its weeklong run. The Long Island Film/TV Foundation, a not-for-profit, is also the foremost group providing support to the film/TV and commercial industries on Long Island, and will be honoring several noted professionals in the film/entertainment/media industries this year including Angela Anton (Anton News – Humanitarian Award), Robert Clohessy (Actor- Blue Bloods – Creative Achievement Award), Sal Rendino  (Actor – The Get Down/Billions – Rising Star Award), with more to be announced.


In his his Chairman’s Letter for the LIFTF, Mr. Stampfel stated that he “will continue to foster the Film and Television Industry here on Long Island; a place that many of us call home. The economic impact of the surrounding area and the thrilling entertainment we offer is something all of us are proud of.  I believe Long Island continually surprises the world with its vast array of spectacular locations supported by the individual talents and efforts of the Long Island Production community”.


Last year, LIIFE scheduled 165 short and feature-length quality independent films from around the world, including many from right here on Long Island. Past successes have also included- films such as Michael Cuesta’s LIE starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano screened at the Malverne Cinema with its Long Island Premiere; Tate Taylor (Director of Pretty Ugly People), who won Best Feature and has gone on to act in Winter’s Bone, to direct The Help and the James Brown movie, Get On Up; Julian Adams who won Best Film for The Last Confederate and has since went on to direct Phantom- starring David Ducovny and Ed Harris, and Rick Bieber, who has LIIFE awards for multiple films including The Fifth Quarter and Crazy, also producing such notable films at Flatliners and Radio Flyer.


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