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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. Now, his life just got worse when he and his wife get stuck with a problem child they didn't bargain for.

 This new-age slapstick, complete with laugh track, brings a modern and unique approach to situational comedy as never seen before.

 

 

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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, Hans Christopher
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 – and their lives – at risk.
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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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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 and Angie’s mother. Unfortunately, things do not turn out that simple and the girl’s lives are changed forever.  
“A Thorn” shows us how easily a seemingly simple idea can get out of hand and turn into a devastating situation. It also demonstrates the strength of a teenage “best friends” relationship

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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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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: THIRD SHIFT
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: COMEDY
PREMIERE STATUS: Privately Premiered to Cast and NYC Web Fest screened two episodes.
RUN 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, Vanik Kechian, Jasmine McGerr & Boo Kapone
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Marco Materassi
PRODUCER/S: John Gearries, Rich Baker, Gabriel Borlant & Gabe Gomez

SYNOPSIS:
Nestled in the forgotten corner of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper, the employees of Baron Solutions work the third shift selling infomercial products. This ensemble cast of wayward souls’ journey through late nights as they dream ways out of a weary workplace rife with office shenanigans and relatable issues.

 

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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. Jobs, responsibility, life… Get lost in their minds as past, present, and future all collide in the Magic Shed!

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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.

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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: The Rehearsal
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Dramedy
PREMIERE STATUS: USA
FILM RUNNING TIME: 45 MINS
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Jaclyn Bethany

CAST: Shay Lee Abeson, Tina Benko, Caitlin Carver, Jaclyn Bethany, Christy Escobar, Alex Hurt, Katelyn Kapocsi, Rileigh McDonald, Caroline Newton, Adam David Thompson and James Udom

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Irene Gomez-Emilsson
PRODUCER/S: Alida Rose Delaney, Mikhail Makeyev, Suze Myers

 SYNOPSIS:
Anne (Jaclyn Bethany) is a young actress, intensely rehearsing for the title role in an edgy Off-Broadway production of Strindberg’s challenging play Miss Julie. Overwhelmed by the character, Anne is continuously disappointing herself and her rising star director. When Anne goes home to her husband—the older, charming, but struggling playwright Tate (Adam David Thompson)— she is confronted by his precocious teenage daughter, Sadie (Rileigh McDonald) and his domineering ex-wife Helen (Tina Benko), who runs a competing theatre company. 

As the world of the play and her personal life intertwine, Anne is unable to differentiate between herself and her character, the impulsive, wild Miss Julie, leading to an all-consuming confrontation with her co-star, the unpredictable and wily Adam Shaw (Alex Hurt) that makes her question not only her art, but also her life choices. 

The competitive world of the business is illuminated by the supporting cast - egotistical director Wells (James Udom), his eager to please assistant Thea (Shay Lee Abeson) and Anne’s co-star the smarter than she looks devious Naomi (Caitlin Carver).  Boundaries are crossed, talent is fierce as each character’s world is unlocked as we venture deeper into the psychologies of the theatre and its people. 

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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:

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
George Pollock -- Pete Finelli
Trish Osmond -- Nonna D'Agostino
Nola Hayes -- Little Lola
Yannick Worring -- Little Lena
Dietmar Wunder -- Agent Schmitt
Erwin Bröderbauer -- Mr. Big
Daniel Mele -- Fat Louis
Mario Garcia -- Jorge Alberto Gutiérrez
Kim Tatum -- Eva Klein-Gutiérrez
Kamary Phillips -- Mike Richards
Stan Holoubek -- Ingolf Lutschmann
Melanie Stahlkopf -- Marie Oppermann
Matthias Dunker -- Prison Guard
Judith Shoemaker -- Helga Brennfeuer
Rasmus Branders -- Helmut Rachman
Robert Boy -- Phoebe Tension

eevski, Markus Zucker
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. Like a clumsy Phoenix trying to rise from the ashes, the eternal optimist sets out on a very bumpy journey to reclaim his life and win back the love and respect of his family. Unfortunately for Tony, things don’t always work out as planned.

SYNOPSIS: In the 1990’s, Tony Finelli, an Italian-American from New York (Mark Janicello) was a star in Europe. Tony found fame starring in “ELVIS: The Musical” and together with his ever-present manager, Jürgen Drahtseil, turned that initial success into an international singing career. 

In 1997, Jürgen was approached by an “Italian Concert Promoter” regarding a big concert for Tony in Sicily. This “promoter” turned out to be an undercover agent working for the German CIA and leading a secret sting operation to arrest” Mr. Big “(Godfather of the Gambaretto Mafia Family), who was under investigation in Berlin for both tax evasion and money laundering. In over their heads and caught between the Mafia and the German CIA, Tony and Jürgen were faced with the choice of either going to prison for Mr. Big or having both of their families murdered by the mob.

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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
God’s Wife 4 / Nefertari – SOUKAINA BOUFKRI
God’s Wife 5 – NAJAT AZEGGAGH
Ramses II – AHCHMI AZZEDINE
Thutmose II – JOUDI ADBELJALIL
Senenmut – GUCHIRI YASSINE
Hittite Emperor – SKINA ABDELKBIR
Cleopatra – ILHAM OUJRI
Julius Caesar – CEDRIC MAURY
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.

Based on new archaeological and historical discoveries, cutting edge scientific research, expert analysis and ground breaking theories, “Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses” offers a fascinating new perspective on Egypt’s sacred temples, tombs and monuments and the people who used them. The film reveals a surprising undercover power structure in ancient Egypt, led by women: an elite succession of priestesses called the God’s Wives of Amun, who wielded extraordinary influence. Until recently they were all but forgotten, but in this docudrama film, experts investigate Egypt’s sacred sites to rediscover their story and the mysterious source of their power.

The film explores how the God’s Wife of Amun’s great wealth and religious importance gave her immense political power, comparable to a medieval Pope. One God’s Wife, Hatshepsut, was so successful that she even managed to become pharaoh. Excavations at the Karnak temple complex reveal Hatshepsut’s connection with an extraordinary religious festival where drunkenness and sex were key ritual activities. Sex, it turns out, was central to the God’s Wife’s religious role and a mysterious ceremony she conducted in the Great Temple of Amun. The power these extraordinary females wielded reflects the unusual independence and sexual freedom of ancient Egyptian women, something that may have enabled them to take the initiative in other walks of life.

The God’s Wives had an unforgettable impact on Egyptian history and blazed a trail for the most famous Egyptian queen of all. Cleopatra epitomized the dangerous and intoxicating relationship between power and sex. But after her death, Rome conquered Egypt and women were reduced to the status of second-class citizens. In the centuries that followed, the memory of these dynamic women all but faded from history. Now, new discoveries and archaeological evidence reveal their incredible story.

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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.
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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. Beauty meets violence, when a stranger comes in town and tries to take over their territory. The female gangsters must keep their reputation by taking the streets back by any means necessary.

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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
RUN 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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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: 
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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 /PILOT / FILM TITLE: 88
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: CRIME DRAMA
PREMIERE STATUS: WORLD PREMIERE
RUNTIME: 16:28
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: THEMBI BANKS
CAST: FREDRO STARR, MARKEES CHRISTMAS, MITCHELL EDWARDS, VIVIA ARMSTRONG, CATHERINE ROSE
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: MATT HALLA
PRODUCER/S: ASHLEY CHRISMAN, JACQUIN DELEON
SYNOPSIS:  
88 follows the intersecting lives of cops and community leaders through radical change and the social unrest of 1980's Queens, New York.

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