Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Real Housewives" Star Sonja Morgan & Broadway Stars Unite for BROADWAY AFTER DARK in NYC!

On Monday, November 5th, 2012 come celebrate Halloween a few days early with “Broadway Sings for Pride: Broadway After Dark” at the legendary Splash in New York City.  Splash amps up their usual Musical Monday’s line up to benefit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BwayPride.org).  The night, starting at 10:30pm, will consist of killer musical performances from Broadway’s best talent, sexy burlesque numbers, fierce drag queens, raffles and much more!  Cast members from Broadway’s Wicked, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Lion King, Hair and many more will turning up the heat!  The event is free but Broadway Sings for Pride will be accepting donations throughout the night!      

 Sonja Morgan (The Real Housewives of New York City), Adam Sank (Comedienne, NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Ryan Colby (CEO of Colby Models), Kristy Cates (Broadway's Wicked), MJ Rodriguez (Clive Barnes Award-winner, Angel in New World Stages RENT), Matt DeAngelis (Hair on Broadway, West End, National Tour),Marcus Bellamy (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Erika Amato (Off-Broadway's Signs of Life, Hairspray at the Tuscan Center for the Arts), Ashley Arcement(Grease on Broadway), Guto Bittencourt (Top 40 Hottest Guys in NY Theatre, Les Miserables: Original Brazilian Cast), Laura D'Andre (Hair National Tour, Grease: First Broadway National Tour), Matt DeAngelis (Hair on Broadway, West End, National Tour), Theresa Fowler and the Bar-Top BanditsColby Q. Lindeman (Wicked), Geo Brian Hennings (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Kyle Kleiboeker (Hairspray National Tour, RENT at Casa MaƱana), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour, The Capeman at The Public), Lauren Ordair (Drag Queen Extraordinaire),Chondra L. Profit (Disney's The Lion King), Amber Rees (Hairspray National Tour), Athena Reich (Singer/TV Personality, The Curious Cook), Reymundo Santiago & Company: Reymundo Santiago (Host of HOODRAT Tuesday's!, RENT at Lake Dillon Theatre), Jake Haynie, Samonce Smith, and Jordan Fife Hunt (Paper Mill Playhouse's A Chorus Line), Lauren Zakrin (MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods), Dan Metz (Actor/Model), Greg Salmon (Actor/Model), Stephen Brotebeck (Movement coordinator for Peter and the Starcatcher), Lucas Fedele (Oklahoma at Arena Stage), Andrew Hodge (Berkshire Theatre Group’s A Chorus Line), Liz Gaspari (Senior Vice President and Director of Global Distribution for Gaspari Nutrition Inc.,Henry Ravelo (President of Six Degrees Management and PR, Co-Producer of Broadway After Dark), Neal B. (Owner of NealB.tv, Broadway Sings for Pride Founder, Co-Producer of Broadway After Dark) 

Before the show gets rolling, audience members will have a chance to meet and greet the singers.  Raffle items for the night will include: tickets to Bring It On: The Musical and Forbidden Broadway; a one-on-one drag make up session with Clive Barnes Award-winner MJ Rodriguez (Angel in New Wold Stages RENT), a one hour private one-on-one personal work out training session with Matthew J. Riordan Trouble: The Musical at the New York Musical Theater Festival), and specialty Broadway items.  Broadway After Dark is being produced by Neal B of www.NealB.tv, Henry Ravelo Six Degrees Management and PR president, and Splash.

Splash is located at 50 W 17th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)

Broadway Sings For Pride is an exciting non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song.  Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT community including  The Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.  Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride's supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum,  Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes,  Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Joy Behar (ABC's The View), singer Lance Bass ('N Sync).  For more information, visit: www.BwayPride.org or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hilarious Comedy "The Replacement" Wins At Atlantic City Cinefest

This month "The Replacement" brought home two major awards from the 2012 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jana (AJ) Mattioli brought home Best Director in a Comedy Short 15 minutes or less. Elissa Goldstein came home with Best Supporting Actress in the same category. We couldn't agree more! The Replacement is a witty comedy with a cast of Drag-Queens, bisexuals, homosexuals, and heterosexuals that will make any mainstream individual blush. 

    Without notice, Clara quits her position as The Cup’s Coffee Shop manager. This causes flamboyant waiter, Jamie, (award winner Keith CollinsThe Meat Puppet) and the Drag Queen owner Bea Reasonable (Danny Logan as Dallas Dubois; Miss Fire Island 2011), to search for her replacement. Bea soon discovers over a series of terrible interviews that The Cup’s regulars aren’t exactly manager material. When all hope appears to be lost, Josh (Bobby WalkerCoffee and a Bite) enters the shop to apply for the position. The interview goes incredibly well, and Bea believes she’s found her replacement for Clara… but in a day where nothing has gone Bea’s way, can it really be that simple? 
Within these 12 minutes you will laugh your ass off and ask for someone to rewind!! 

This comedy gem is part of an episodic mini-series titled the The Coffee Shop produced by Mattioli Productions and Jana (AJ) Mattioli. Executive Producers Steve Wolf, Robert Borneman, Joyce Borneman, Greg Jackson, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Award Winners At The 2012 5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest


Rowan Award

Socially Awkward

Best Student Film


Best South Jersey Feature


Best South Jersey Short

The Guys

Best Use of Atlantic City

Murder Eleven

Best New Jersey Feature

The Meat Puppet

Best New Jersey Short

Pandora's Box

Best New Jersey Documentary

Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!

Best Ensemble cast over 30 minutes


Best Ensemble cast under 30 minutes


Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Jorge Luna, Angelo

Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Charles Rosenay, Kvetch

Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under

Elissa Goldstein, The Replacement

Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Kate Berman, Kvetch

Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama, 20 minutes or under

Jimmy Brooks, Curveball

Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Rebecca Lee Lerman, Curveball

Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Christopher Mann, Journey of Herman Stone

Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Bethany Aline, Destined

Best Actor, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Idris Simon, I Am Man

Best Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Bob Spillman, White Mule

Best Actor, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under

Joe Diomede, Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens

Best Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Lazarre Simckes, Kvetch

Best Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Frances Fisher, Pandora's Box

Best Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Sarah Robson, Between the Forest and the Field

Best Actress, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Sara Barnett, Dark Corner

Best Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over

Rachel McKeon, I Don't Know, Alaska!

Best Director, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Thomas G. Waites, Pandora's Box

Best Director, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Ben Mehlman, Between the Forest and the Field

Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Jana Mattioli, The Replacement

Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Bob Pusateri , Dark Corner

Best Director, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over

Austin Kase, Kvetch

Best Short Drama, 20 minutes or less


Best Short Drama, over 20 minutes

White Mule

Best Short Comedy, under 15 minutes

Death, Taxes and Apple Juice

Best Short Comedy, 15 minutes or more


Best Supporting Actor, Feature Comedy

Joe Pantoliano, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Supporting Actor, Feature Drama

Jeremy Sless, Ticket to Hell

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Comedy

Jessica Clark, A Perfect Ending

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Drama

Geri Reischl, The Meat Puppet

Best Actor, Feature Drama

Chadwick Boseman, The Kill Hole

Best Actor, Feature Drama

Keith Collins, The Meat Puppet

Best Actress, Feature Drama

Julienne Irons, Murder Eleven

Best Actor, Feature Comedy

Maxwell Beer, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Actress, Feature Comedy

Barbara Niven, A Perfect Ending

Best Ultra-Short


Writer Award, Feature

Jim Klock, Murder Eleven

Writer Award, Short 20 minutes or less

Gila Zalon, Pandora's Box

Writer Award, Short over 20 minutes

Skye Dennis, The Journey of Herman Stone

Best Director, Docudrama

Tony Picciotti, The Guys

Best Director, Documentary Short

Nicole and Dean Greco, Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!

Best Director, Documentary Feature

Travis Burroughs, Party Chasers

Best Director, Horror Short

Joel Brook, Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos

Infested Ship

Best Director, Horror Feature

Keith Vaile, Azrael

Best Director, Feature Drama

Joe Valenti, The Meat Puppet

Best Director, Feature Comedy

Tamar Halpern, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Docudrama


Best Documentary, Short

Line of Departure

Best Documentary, Feature


Best Horror Short

Infested Ship

Best Horror Feature

The Meat Puppet

Best Feature, Drama

The Kill Hole

Best Feature, Comedy

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Founder’s Award

Jill Barlow

Founder’s Award

Heather Colache

Friday, October 19, 2012

Side FX Breaks A Few Rules With "Man I Used to Know"

New music video climbing the charts shows a new side of Kim Cameron

Risk-taking indie band ‘Side FX’ is releasing their first music video for the album ‘Spin Me Ever After’ during their performance on Playboy’s radio program ‘Playmates Present.’ Within 24 hours, the video went viral hitting number 8 on the most viral videos and scored a number 55 on the YouTube charts. Using a single off the album ‘Man I Used to Know,’ lead singer Kim Cameron shows off her sultry side in a big way with this release with her man outfit consisting of black lacy undergarments.

Unlike some of the other Side FX music videos, the group decided to focus solely on the song’s story, shooting it in black and white, and leaving the viewers with a cliffhanger. “This is the first of a five-part series,” Cameron explains. “Like the album, the music ‘Spin Me Ever After’ videos are meant to be watched as a series.” While the group will release the videos one at a time, they are waiting to see if there is true interest in the story before sending the next one out to the Net.

Side FX is a known for pushing the limit with their musical sounds, all of which have paid off last year with 5 charting singles, 3 of which hit within the top 40 on Mediabase and Billboard. Their newest album has received glowing 5 out of 5 star reviews by numerous music critics across the country.

The music video series is referred to as a Spinning Romance, and is largely focused on Kim Cameron and her co-actor Keith Collins. Collins has appeared in numerous film, television, commercials, and national print ads. Collins received the coveted award for best actor at the 2012 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest for his work in the soon to be released film "The Meat Puppet." Collins, no stranger to the big screen has been in films along side numerous Academy & Emmy Award nominees & Winners. He has a new TV show hitting the networks titled "The Coffee Shop" and has been featured on "Sex & the City," "Guiding Light," and has had a recurring role on Fuse TV's "The F List."

While this music video is the first to be released, it is actually takes place in the middle of the Spinning Romance storyline. “I’ve always believed that songs tell a story. With this new album, the stories behind them, and using film, I can actually show people what this album is about,” explains Cameron.

The Internet version will be released on October 12th, and an extended version will be available on cable TV towards the end of the month. The film was Directed and edited by Brandon Ruckdashel (actor and cinematographer), making his directorial debut and produced by Parule –Barua from Wide-Eyed Entertainment.

Watch The Video Here

Saturday, October 6, 2012



Friday, October 12th 2012

Showboat Hotel and Casino

Orleans Room

7 p.m. An Evening with Robert Downey Sr. - $5

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

**Putney Swope (84 mins)

**For Open-Minded Mature Audiences

Saturday, October 13th 2012

1 – 9 p.m. at Dante Hall Noon to 5 pm at Carnegie Library

BLOCK 1CC - $5

12 p.m. Curiosity Killed the Cat (15 mins)

*Infested Ship (10 mins) I Don’t Know Alaska (20 mins) Kvetch (10 mins)

BLOCK 1 - $5 A Perfect Ending (90 mins)

1 p.m. *Curveball (18 mins)

Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens (15 mins)

*Expulsion (7 mins)

*Delete (7 mins)

*Socially Awkward (12 mins)

BLOCK 2 - $5 An Hour with Terence Winter, Creator of Boardwalk Empire

2 p.m. *Boardwalk Empire “Pre Screening” (60 mins)

BLOCK 3 - $5 BLOCK 2CC - $5

3 p.m. Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost (11 mins) 3 p.m. *I’m A Man (17 mins)

Between the Forest and the Field (29 mins) *Murder 11 (90 mins)

A Cod Bit My Kipper

My Apologies


*Love Struck

*Just Do It (5 movies above are total 7 mins)

Filmmakers Panel – Admission by VIP Pass or wrist band only

3 p.m. Filmmakers Panel

Terence Winter, Peter Dobson, Stefanie Ryan, Tamar Halpern

Moderated by Ned Eckhardt

BLOCK 4 - $5 An Afternoon of Family Fare from Tamar Halpern

4 p.m. Death Taxes and Apple Juice (7 mins)

Jeremy Fink (90 mins)

*Count Back from Ten (9 mins)

BLOCK 5 - $5

6 p.m. *White Mule (35 mins)

Dark Corner (15 mins)

+Pandora’s Box (20 mins)

Gamers (90 mins)

Sunday, October 14th 2012

11 - 8 p.m. at Dante Hall 11 – 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget

BLOCK 6- $5 BLOCK 1GN - $5

11 a.m. Party Crashers (75 mins) 11 a.m. *Destined (38 mins)

8:46 (50 mins) Angelo (10 mins) The Guys (40 mins) Kiss (20 mins) *Baptism by Fire (8 mins)

Things My Father Never Taught Me (7 mins)

The Umpire (22 mins)

BLOCK 7 - $5 BLOCK 2GN - $5

2:30 p.m. Today We Saw the Face of God (68 mins)
Journey of Herman Stone (22 mins)
Line of Departure (23 mins)

The Kill Hole (93 mins)

12:30 p.m.
Azrael (105 mins)
*Ticket to Hell (90 mins)
+*The Meat Puppet (90 mins)

7 p.m. AWARDS

*For mature audiences

+World Premiere

Thursday, October 4, 2012

5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest 2012

(Atlantic City, N.J.) – October 12th to 14th 2012 marks the fifth annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest at locations throughout Atlantic City. Features, shorts and documentaries will be screened Friday night at Showboat Atlantic City, Saturday at Dante Hall and the Carnegie Center and Sunday at Dante Hall and the Golden Nugget.

  HBO has granted permission for the Downbeach Film Festival to screen a not-yet-aired episode of season three of Boardwalk Empire at the 2012 Atlantic City Cinefest. The episode will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue.
  Terence Winter, the series creator, producer and head writer, will be on hand to moderate the episode with a Q&A afterwards. The cost is $5 for the screening.
  Winter, wrote The Wolf of Wall Street now filming by Martin Scorsese, will also participate in a panel on filmmaking Saturday afternoon at Dante Hall immediately following the showing of the upcoming installment about Atlantic City during Prohibition.
  In addition to Winter, veteran indie filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. will present his 1969 classic, Putney Swope, as the opening night film at Showboat Atlantic City. Downey, who also directed Hugo Pool and Greaser's Palace, among others, will speak about the film briefly before and do a Q&A afterwards. It’s an evening not to be missed, and it kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5.
  Jersey native Peter Dobson, who appeared in Forrest Gump, The Frighteners and Last Exit to Brooklyn, as well as numerous television shows, will screen his short, White Mule on Saturday night at Dante Hall. Dobson will also be on the panel.
  White Mule leads off a block of films that include two shorts, Dark Corner and Pandora’s Box, the latter based on a story from Mickey Diamond, husband of festival, board member, Harriet Diamond. The block closes with Christine Farina’s documentary, Gamers. Farina teaches at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

“The lineup of guests we have attending is second-to-none,” said Nichole Kilpatrick, vice president of Downbeach Film Festival. “This makes our fifth anniversary festival that much more meaningful.”
Revel will host the Friday night after party, and Showboat, the closing reception following the awards ceremony at Dante Hall. For more information please visit www.downbeachfilmfestival.org