Movie director's (Frank Coraci) family home in Shirley for sale: $1.4M 6-20-15 starts at 1:37
Frank Coraci is a film director who has worked extensively with Adam Sandler
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.
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.
The excerpt below is from the 2014 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS Delivered by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano:
Nassau County has quickly become the Hollywood East of the movie and television industry thanks to the support of Legislators Rich Nicolello, Rose Walker and Denise Ford. Collectively, this industry generated $144 million in economic benefits throughout the area and employed nearly 2,000 people. Nassau now has more filming days than four of the five New York City boroughs and regularly employs electricians, carpenters and artisans. Most recently, Carrie Underwood performed a live television broadcast of the Sound of Music on NBC from Grumman Studios. The most expensive motion picture in history - The Amazing Spiderman 2 was recently filmed in Bethpage and will be released in May.
To continue growing jobs, I have been in contact with the New York Institute of Technology, Molloy College, Long Island University and Start Up New York and, together, we seek to attract digital editing post production companies to Nassau. It is initiatives such as these that have strengthened our local economy. Never again will the loss of a single company such as Grumman be allowed to assault Nassau's economy.
2012 Long Island Press Power List - Michelle Isabelle-Stark & Debra Markowitz, Suffolk County Film & Cultural Affairs Director/Nassau County Film Commissioner