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DOLBY Screening Room
1350 Sixth Avenue, Corner 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

Program November 22 starts 3.00pm to 10.00pm
Cocktail Reception starts 6.00pm

Program November 23 starts 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Cocktail Reception starts 6.00pm

NOVEMBER 22 OPENING GALA

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TV SHOW/FILM TITLE: Race Against Time
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Documentary
PREMIERE STATUS: WORLD PREMIERE
RUNNIG TIME: 60 min.
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Steve Stanulis
CAST: Charlie Sheen
              Dr Oz
              Bill Maher
             Derek Rivera
SYNOPSIS:
Race Against Time is one mans fight to  save his sons life. When he is given a diagnosis for his son that is incurable he decides to go on  a quest to find a cure and stumbles upon a much darker and deeper world. If your child was diagnosed with an incurable disease what lengths would you go to save them?

Steve Stanulis will be attending the event.

 

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: THIRD SHIFT
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: COMEDY
PREMIERE STATUS: WORLD PREMIERE
RUNNIG TIME: 32 Minutes
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: RICH BAKER
CAST: John Gearries, Rich Baker, Gabe Gomez, Gabriel Borlant, Iris Chandler, Karly Ratzenberger, Arneet Singh, Tom Meyer, Carlos Butler, Kristin Bowman, Miranda Soriano, Matthew Vergara, 
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Marco Materassi
PRODUCER/S: John Gearries, Rich Baker, Gabriel Borlant & Gabe
SYNOPSIS: Nestled in the forgotten corner of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper, the employees of Baron Solutions work the third shift selling infomercial products.

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TITLE: Ups and Downs
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE Road Trip Comedy Drama
RUNNIG TIME: 59 mins 15s
COUNTRY: Northern Ireland
DIRECTOR: Eoin Cleland
CAST: James Martin, Susan Lynch, Rosie Barry, Keith McErlaine
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Aidan Gault
PRODUCER/S: Amanda Verlaque and Kevin Jackson
SYNOPSIS:
A rebellious young man with Downs Syndrome tricks his sister into going on a road trip across Northern Ireland to see a gig, pursued by their overbearing mom.

 

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: Let's Talk Hair
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Talk Show
PREMIERE STATUS: This is not an overall premiere but this is a New York premiere
RUNNING TIME: 34 min, 5 sec (34:05)
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Olu Gittens  (Technical Director:  Robert Hanson)
CAST: Del Harrison, Rhavin McSweaney
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Action Lee
PRODUCER/S: Olu Gittens
SYNOPSIS:
The beauty at heart of our hair. Let's Talk Hair is the talk and lifestyle TV show devoted to the African-American hair journey, with latest discussions, techniques, products, news and culturally relevant info for black hair texture and styling options - natural, relaxed and more.Are you planning to attend the TV Festival?   Still To Be Determined

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: WILD SWANS
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: SHORT
PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere of the full-length version
RUN TIME: 3.00 min
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Loredana Gasparotto
CAST: Main Cast:
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Loredana Gasparotto
PRODUCER/S: Loredana Gasparotto
 SYNOPSIS: 
Are you planning to attend the TV Festival?  YES!

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: DEAD OF JOAN OF ARC
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: SHORT
PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere of the full-length version
RUN TIME: 3.00 min
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Loredana Gasparotto
CAST: Main Cast:
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Loredana Gasparotto
PRODUCER/S: Loredana Gasparotto
 SYNOPSIS: 
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TV SHOW TITLE: My Dinner with Schwartzey
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE Short Film - Dramedy
PREMIERE STATUS:  Hamptons Premiere
RUNTIME: 14:51
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Melissa Skirboll
CAST: 
Zoe Wilson, James Pravasilis, Jeanine Bartel, Demetrius Blocker, Denis Ooi, Jenn Plotzke
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:Alexa Wolf
PRODUCER/S: Exec Producer: Thomas Campbell Jackson,
Producers: Penny Jackson and Melissa Skirboll
SYNOPSIS:
When a starry-eyed 16-year-old is introduced to the outrageous downtown NYC art/rock scene by a powerful music producer with a penchant for teens, she is tempted by the glitzy lifestyle until a mystery woman provides a glimpse into her possible future.

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TV SHOW TITLE: Ranting & Raving
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS:  Premiere
RUNTIME: 22:00
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Jay Zellman
CAST:
Patrick Avella  
Cali Moore  
Jessica Howell  
David Perez-Ribada
Erik Zellman
Pun Bandhu
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Robert Gregson
PRODUCER/S:
Jay Zellman
Jonathan Bernstein
Michael S. Leib
Ann C. Leib, Esq.
Dan Schoenberg
Sela and Steven Zellman
Brent Katz
Paul Wang
Michael Schmidt 
SYNOPSIS:
Everything Cliff Matthews touches turns to mush.   His job sucks, his marriage is failing apart and all he wants to do is write the Great American Novel, but he's stuck in a rabbit hole writing How-To books. 

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE:  The Magic Shed

      PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Comedy TV Pilot
PREMIERE STATUS: World
RUN TIME: 30 min.
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Andrew Carnwath
CAST: Elliot Wegman, Jordan Gwiazdowski, Ashley Bratcher, Isaac Regelsen, Brian Landis & Ben Hill
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:  Ian Hawkins
PRODUCER/S: Stacy Murphy, Sylvester Tucker, Dave Trownsell, Andrew Carnwath & Robert Kelshian
 SYNOPSIS: Welcome to a place that bends time and space… where fact is fiction and color has taste. Meet Carl and Ricky, adult children, who just about every night meet in Ricky’s shed to escape the reality of adulthood. 

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: “The Finellis” A New SitCom
PRODUCTION YEAR:  2019
GENRE: SitCom with Animation and Live Music
PREMIERE STATUS: American Premiere
RUN TIME: Each Episode is approx. 23 Minutes
COUNTRY: Germany
DIRECTOR: Joris Hermans
CAST of "THE FINELLIS"  Mark Janicello - Writer & Creator/ Executive Producer/ Tony Finelli- Bianca Karsten -- (Chris)Tina Finelli - Timo Merkhoffer -- Jürgen Drahtseil -Sophie-Rose Middleton -- Lola Finelli -Gabriela Burkhardt -- Lena Finelli - Phyllis Pastore as Bea Finelli
PRODUCER/S: Mark Janicello, Executive Producer, Marco Bischof, Co-Producer
SYNOPSIS:
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOW… It’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” meets “Goodfellas” meets “Glee”
LOG LINE: To save his family from the mob, Tony Finelli, the famous singer, spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Upon his release, Tony finds that he has lost not only his wife, children, and home, but also his name, reputation, career – and all his money.
Are you attending the Festival ? YES

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: RUN
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Unscripted/Reality
PREMIERE STATUS: New York Premiere
RUNNING TIME: 44 Minutes
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Ana Breton
CAST: Genevieve Thiers, Victoria Nones, Faith Winter, Mary Simms,
Moumita Ahmed, Bushra Amiwala
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Mandy “MJ” Johnston
PRODUCER/S: Genevieve Thiers, Victoria Nones, Ana Breton

 SYNOPSIS: In this unscripted social impact series, five female political experts empower scrappy, novice, passionate female candidates running for office. In each episode of RUN, a different woman's campaign is transformed from striving to thriving.
Are you planning to attend the TV Festival? 
 YES     NO - YES! All three producers and most of the talent will be attending

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM​ ​TITLE: THE TRAMP
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS:  New York Premiere
RUNNING TIME: 10 Minutes, 42 Seconds
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Brian VanHooker & Steve Quistgaard
CAST:
John O’Hurley as Chip Turner Godfrey as Martin Miles
Barry Bradford as Jon Light - Ivy Rivera as Celia Mucuy
Donna Castellano as The Chipmunk Joel Godard as Joel
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Jarek Zabczynski
PRODUCERS: Steve Quistgaard, Brian VanHooker, Justin Baez, Barry Bradford

SYNOPSIS​:
Out-of-work game show host Chip Turner has finally found a way to get his big comeback: he'll star in a new reality show where he will live as a homeless person on the streets of New York City.

Are you planning to attend the ​TV​ Festival​? ​YES

 

 

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SHORT FILM TITLE: Cavity
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Drama
PREMIERE STATUS:  Cavity will premiere at NYCTVF
RUNTIME: 11 mins 52 seconds
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: IAN ADELSON
CAST: Rebecca Knox- Cleo
Sea Shimooka- Edie
Sideara St. Claire- Kate
Ian Weglarz- Jasper
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: John P. Fitzgerald
PRODUCER/S:
Tru Hawkins
Brittany Peterson
Rebecca Knox
SYNOPSIS: On a night out with friends in NYC, Cleo, a troubled and uncertain young actress is seduced by a mysterious figure at the bar.  A film about a young woman finding one's strength in the darkest of times. A film starring, written and produced by Rebecca

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NOVEMBER 23 - AWARD CEREMONY

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: Nick and Nicky
 PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS: US
RUNTIME: 1 hour 52 mins
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Marcus Slabine
CAST: Sean Young Patrick Askin Ian Whitt
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Alan Dark
PRODUCER/S: Patrick Askin
 SYNOPSIS: a screwball murder mystery

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: Progeny
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Sci-Fi
PREMIERE STATUS: New York Premiere
RUNNING TIME: 29:15
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Justin Daering
CAST: Chasen Tyler Bauer, Wyni Landry, Christian Dunlop, Clayton Hoff, 
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Thomas J. Thickett
PRODUCER/S: Gregory M. Schroeder
SYNOPSIS: When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite – a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage.
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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE: Happily Ever Ally
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere of the full-length version
RUNNIG TIME: 22:02
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Emily Anderson
CAST: Main Cast: Alyse Kenny, Derek Gaines, Josh Hyman, Anna Suzuki and Tovah Feldshuh
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Lucas Pruchnik
PRODUCER/S: Collin Smith, Alyse Kenny, Andy Stuckey, Emily Anderson, Kristine Pregot

SYNOPSIS: Ally Klein (Alyse Kenny) tries to find her own version of “happily ever after” while starting over again in New York City. Inspired by the writer’s life, this heart-warming comedy gives a personal glimpse into one woman’s journey to make her dreams come true. Celebrating hope, optimism and never giving up, we watch Ally face each day with tenacity, an open heart and quirky sense of humor.  

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TITLE: Intervention
GENRE: Drama
PREMIERE STATUS:  USA
RUNTIME: 14 mins 43 seconds
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Linda Palmer
CAST: Janel Tanna -lead actress
Julia Silverman-supporting actress
Lillian Trow-Dianne Mussleman
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Jennifer Hook
PRODUCER/S: Julia Silverman -lead producer -Linda Palmer-co producer
Janel Tanna- co-producer
 
 SYNOPSIS:
Our film Intervention, takes a look on an intimate and personal level at the devastation caused by addiction (more specifically opioids which have affected many in some way). It also addresses important mental health issues (such as suicide and Alzheimer's in an artistic, deep and meaningful way). It is a film about addiction, loss and finding possibilities for personal redemption. This piece is directed by Linda Palmer, and starring Janel Tanna (lead) and Primary producer Julia Silverman (supporting lead). It is a snapshot in time, a moment of one person, in which family and personal tragedy and disease have culminated to finding hope while reaching rock bottom. The film while short in duration, contains many important topics to society and humans at large.
Are you planning to attend the Film Festival?  YES

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TV SHOW /PILOT / FILM TITLE:  A THORN
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Short film Drama
PREMIERE STATUS: Premiered at EHTVF Festival 2019
RUNNIG TIME: 8:20
COUNTRY: USA
 DIRECTOR: Eha Urbsalu (female)
CAST: Sophia Rose Turino, Alexandra Lenarchyk, Jim Thalman
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Michael Boyne
PRODUCER/S: Eha Urbsalu, Tony Costa, Michael Boyne
 SYNOPSIS
When Rose (13), brings her best friend Angie (12), into the house of her mother’s boyfriend Steve, all she hopes to find is some money to help Angie 

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TV SHOW / PILOT / FILM TITLE: Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2017-2018
GENRE: Science / History
PREMIERE STATUS:  New York Premiere
RUN TIME: 51 minutes
COUNTRY: Ireland
DIRECTOR: Stephen Rooke
WRITER: David Ryan
CAST:
God’s Wife 1 – SIHAM LAOUINE- God’s Wife 2 – FATIMZEHRA JEDDAB
God’s Wife 3 / Hatshepsut – MANAL BELHAJ
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Colm Hogan, Piaras Mac Cionnaith
PRODUCERS:Laura Danaher, Stephen Rooke
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Stephen Rooke, Tim Evans for Smithsonian
SYNOPSIS:
Much is known about the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. But new archaeology at Egypt’s sacred sites reveals a surprising undercover power structure – led by women. Are you planning to attend the TV Festival? = YES   

 

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 TV SHOW TITLE: The Bitch In 4B
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE Crime drama
PREMIERE STATUS:  NY
RUNTIME: 22 min
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Michelle Anglin
CAST: Bobbi Owens, Vanessa Mendez, Maria Loraine, Tiffany Taylor, Omar Palaez, Stacey Monique, Purnell Holloway, Kristopher Malave, Jose Espinal, Dean Scotti, June Walker, Lavon Collins, Niema Greene, Tyree Singletary, Carlos Aviles, Roberto Maria
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Quacy Rose
PRODUCER/S: Michelle Anglin, Andrea Womack
SYNOPSIS: Out on the streets there are drugs, guns and violence, but who knew danger had prettiest faces. Three ruthless girls, under their mother's wings, rule the Bronx. Are you planning to attend the TV Festival? 
 YES     NO - YES

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