Long Island Screening Room Series


End of the Great American Businessman - 6-25-15

This month on Long Island Screening Room we feature “End of the Great American Businessman” from Long Island University C.W. Post student filmmaker, Robert La Rosa. Host Diane Masciale interviews the filmmaker about the film’s poignant look at the emotional struggles that families grapple with when unemployment hits home.


Poker Face – 5-14-15

This month on Long Island Screening Room we feature “Poker Face” from Long Island University C.W. Post student filmmaker, Gia McKenna. Host Diane Masciale interviews Ms. McKenna about this dark film chronicling the double life of a young woman struggling with a serious poker addiction.


Long Island Screening Room - 4-9-15

Each year, Long Island sizzles with film festivals. Long Island Screening Room previews some of the festival entries and sit down with some of the Long Island filmmakers including Fred Carpenter, Jackie Xerri, Rick Cisario and Daniel Moya.


Long Island Screening Room - 1-22-15

In this episode of the Long Island Screening Room, Host Diane Masciale interviews Hamptons International Film Festival Executive Director, Anne Chaisson and Artistic Director David Nugent. And later we meet Long Island-born actor, Eddie McGee, who talks about his personal journey as an actor.


Jordan Crafton - "It's Showtime" 12-30-14

In this episode of the Long Island Screening Room, Host Diane Masciale interviews Baldwin native and Uniondale High alum Jordan Crafton. Diane speaks to Jordan about his documentary “It’s ShowTime,” featuring the award-winning Uniondale High School Band and his summer local premiere at the Long Island International Film Expo where it was nominated for “Best Long Island Short Film.”


Gold Coast International Film Festival - 10-9-14

The film festival season continues with the Gold Coast International Film Festival. “Long Island Screening Room” talks to Caroline Sorokoff, Director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival and to Film and Television Producer, Jim Serpico, of “Burn,” one of the festival’s award-winning documentary features.


Hamptons International Film Festival - 9-11-14

In this episode of the Long Island Screening Room, Host Diane Masciale interviews two Long Island film industry leaders Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent, Artistic Director- Hamptons International Film Festival and new Long Island filmmaker Jordan Crafton.


Long Island Film Festivals- 6-26-14

Each year, the Island sizzles with film festivals. In this episode, we feature two summer festivals. Host Diane Masciale speaks with Debra Markowitz, Director of the Long Island International Film Expo and Alan Inkles, Director of the Stony Brook Film Festival. We preview some of the festival entries and speak to some of the filmmakers, including Long Islanders, Ralph Macchio, Fred Carpenter


Filming on Long Island – Part 21-30-14

Host Diane Masciale interviews two Long Island film industry leaders, Debra Markowitz and Michelle Isabelle-Stark as well as Long Island documentarian, Glenn Gebhard, who shot this week’s feature about the precarious industry in the waters of Long Island -- Baymen.


Filming On Long Island - Part 111-21-13

In this episode of Long Island Screening Room we see how Long Island plays the role of “Hollywood East.” Featured are three guests who personify today’s filmmaking industry on the Island: Fred Carpenter, an independent director and producer; location agent, Debbie Regan; and Parviz Farahzad, President of Grumman Studios in Bethpage.



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