Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Three-Time Daytime Emmy Winner Cady McClain Stars in One-Woman Show, Tony-Award Nominee for Best Play "Shirley Valentine" at Cape May Stage in NJ June 7 - July 2 2023
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Tribeca Film Festival Winner We Might As Well Be Dead Movie in Theaters Now
Friday, June 2, 2023
Soul Doctor Film to Screen Nationwide Jun3 13th, 2023 Presented by Fathom Events and Lisa Simone - Follows Rabbi Shlomo Carlbach and Civil Rights Icon Dr. Nina Simone
The special nationwide screenings of Soul Doctor will take place in more than 600 select theaters for one night only on June 13. For tickets and information, please visit Fathom Events.
Additionally, audiences will be treated with a very special message at the beginning of the film’s new theatrical release by Executive Producer Lisa Simone, who states, “Soul Doctor is a testament to the healing power of music. It is medicine for the soul, plain and simple. The kinship between Nina Simone and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach demonstrates the influence we can have on each other when we look past our differences. Their impact on each other, and the world as we know it today, remains a beacon of what is possible when we follow our heart’s calling no matter the odds.”
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Announces 2023 Winners - Plus Photos
Attendance was spurred to new heights by the premiere of Trinity’s Triumph, a feature-length fictional film co-written by Father Stephen Fichter, a Catholic priest who has worked with several congregations in Bergen County. His congregants were eager to see the long-awaited premiere and were not disappointed in the film which tackled real-world issues in the priesthood today. The film stars Joe Morton (The Brother from Another Planet; Scandal) who attended the film festival and it's activities.
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Moonstruck Writer John Patrick Shanley's New Script "After the Deluge" To Become A Short Film - Crowdfunding Campaign Underway
American Playwright John Patrick Shanley has written a 12-page screenplay entitled "After the Deluge." Written during the pandemic it explores life and relationships in New York City after the pandemic. He is also known for writing Moonstruck and Doubt, the latter for which he won a Tony and Pulitzer Prize.
This script will become a short film. For those not familiar with getting a film off the ground, many filmmakers run a crowdfunding campaign to help raise production funds and awareness for the film. The campaign for this film is on the platform Seed and Spark.
To find out more about this production and some of the "perks" of donating, visit: https://seedandspark.com/fund/afterthedeluge?fbclid=PAAaYkfDYzT9wt_iDStOaZbKNu0nQ0rWA-oyFaHkoOOPLrvfrIqDInP49xbpc#story
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Alicia Minshew, Austin Peck, Michael Lowry and Terri Ivens Guest on The LIBBY Show: Lunch With the Ladies and Dish on The Making of Tainted Dreams, Their Favorite Memories on Soaps and More
The LIBBY Show: Lunch with the Ladies host Suzanne Ordas Curry and co-host Messalina Morley led a lively chat with Blangiardo and several members of the Tainted Dreams cast; Alicia Minshew (All My Children, Beacon Hill), Michael Lowry (All My Children, One Life to Life), Terri Ivens (All My Children, The Bay) and Austin Peck (Days of Our Lives, As the World Turns). You can watch the show here.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Feel-Good Interview Series: Meet Marcus Coloma, Nikolas Cassadine of "General Hospital" - Six Things to Know About Him
On his favorite movies, he shared, “I really liked ‘Air,’ which just came out with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. I thought it was very inspiring. I also loved ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ that was really great.”
A Review of the Film Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume by an 18 Year Old Male Student: Why He Says This Movie is a Timely as Ever and Needs to be Seen
On Friday, April 28th 2023, an eighteen-year old guy and his mother walked into a movie theater to watch a feature film adaptation of Judy Blume’s seminal and timeless novel, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. The young adult and his mother entered the moderately crowded theater, filled to the brim with older women and teenage girls. The only men in the theater were two older men who were seated with their wives.
Lighthouse International Film Festival on Long Beach Island NJ Runs June 7 -11 2023, See A Great Selection of Films in A Jersey Shore Setting
Do you enjoy movies? Do you like the Jersey Shore? The Lighthouse International Film Festival on beautiful Long Beach Island NJ, a beacon of the Jersey Shore is a great place to see carefully curated shorts, features, docs and more. Enjoy the camraderie of fellow cinephiles in a beach setting to see some top and new films by established and emerging filmmakers. The film festival runs June 7th-11th. Information and tickets are here: https://www.lighthouseff.com/
Feel-Good Interview Series: Get to know Actor James O'Halloran of Hallmark's When Love Springs - 7 Things to Know about Him
His other TV roles followed including The Young and Restless, The Bold and Beautiful, Jane the Virgin, Criminal Minds, The Mindy Project, Super Store, Single Parents, and AP Bio, among others. In 2019, O'Halloran he was the most watched Aussie on American TV. He is the star of the new Hallmark movie When Love Springs opposite Rhiannon Fish.
Feel-Good Interview Series: General Hospital's Daytime Legend Maurice Benard: 7 Things You May Not Know About Him
Monday, May 22, 2023
Feel-Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor and Author of "Walking with Sam" Andrew McCarthy - 6 Things To Know About Him
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
New York City's Socially Relevant Film Festival Showcases 2023 Winners, Films, Announces Films Showing at Cannes Through Herflix
Friday, May 5, 2023
Females in Entertainment: Meet Young Actor/Dancer Jolie Cook of the New Children's Series "PAlette"
So Jolie, tell me about yourself.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Feel-Good Interview Series: Actor Charles Esten of Nashville & Outerbanks Shares 6 Things You May Not Know About Him
By Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Feel-Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Brendan Penny of Chesapeake Shores- Six Things To Know About Him
Penny described Chesapeake Shores as a wonderful experience, because it afforded him the opportunity to grow with his character, Kevin O’Brien, for six seasons, as well as form solid relationships.
Feel-Good Interview Series: Get To Know Actor Daniel Lissing - Six Things To Know About Him and What His Favorite Charity is and Why
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Feel-Good Interview Series: Actress Heather Hemmens of Hallmark's A Pinch of Portugal - 7 Things to Know About Her
Actress Heather Hemmens is known for her acting work in Roswell, New Mexico, If Loving You is Wrong, Hellcats,Yellowstone and several TV movies. She stars in the 2023 Hallmark movie A Pinch of Portugal opposite Luke Mitchell. In this new original film, a celebrity chef walks off his show, and prep cook Anna must step into the spotlight and make the show her own, with the help of her Aussie cameraman and Portuguese location scout. I got to ask this talented actress some questions about her life and work.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Feel-Good Interview Series: 7 Things to Know about Actor Ross Jirgl From Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Love at Christmas Contest and the Upcoming Butch and Sundance
By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Saturday, April 22, 2023
For Aspiring Filmmakers, Actors & Musicians- Free In-Person and Zoom Panels by Industry Professionals will Give you Tips on The Biz, April 23rd and 26th presented by Ridgewood Film Festival with Emmy WInnner Cady McClain, Producer Suzanne Ordas Curry
On Sunday April 23rd the festival will present an online virtual zoom discussion with, Composer for award-winning and Oscar-nominated films. Sunday 4/23 at 7:00pm EDT - Music in Film: Practical, Legal and Artistic Considerations. Also with entertainment lawyer Lee Morin, Esq. and others. Virtual 60-90 minutes. Sign-up required to receive Zoom link in advance. Contact: Jcsuozzo@gmaiil.com.
On Wednesday April 26th in person, hear from Three-Time Daytime Emmy Award winning Actor/Director Cady McClain (Jennifer Days, Dixie, All My Children), Producer Suzanne Ordas Curry and Music Composer Mark Suozzo.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
New York's Axial Theater Presents Spring Events: Reading of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love and Original Plays, Acting Classes and Youth Leadership Event
Axial Theater presents a staged reading of Same Shepard's Fool for Love on April 22nd. New to the cast of this reading is Bruce Aparr.
NYC Area Event: Katonah Classic Stage Presents A.R. Gurney's Later Life starring Carolyn McCormick April 27th - May 7th
Katonah Classic Stage (KCS) will kick-off their 2023 season at Armonk’s Whippoorwill Theatre with the bittersweet comedy, Later Life, from the timeless playwright A.R. Gurney. Starting with a preview on April 27th, the play, set in the 1990s, will take audiences on a romantic journey of missed connections with hope for new beginnings, through May 7, 2023.
Interview with Anthony Scalia, The Filmmaker Behind Bendix: Site Unseen - Illuminating the Incredible Story Behind this Iconic Establishment
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Banded Together: The Boys From Glen Rock High - Learn How Director Barry Rubinow Created this Documentary on The Path of Some Very Successful Musicians
Monday, April 17, 2023
NJ/NY Area Event: Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Announces Film Lineup, Free Industy Panels, Networking - Premiere of Trinity's Triumph Film with Joe Morton, Banded Together Doc, Bendix Diner Film & More
If you've never been to a film festival, this is the perfect place to start. The RGIFF is an official GOLD Star film festival and has become recognized for its unique curation of films, attention to the filmmakers and support of NJ and NY filmmakers. You can see shorts, documentaries, web/new media, animation, features, international content and more.