<3 Here are most of my Film and TV production industry credits as well as my personal biography:
My first love was Radio so I started working at NPR and WBAI then I moved over to TV and worked at Channel 5 in NYC then, ABC TV, then worked at CBS TV for 10 years, Mostly news, local, network and 60 Minutes but also worked for CBS Sports traveling around the country airing live sports events and Space Shuttle Launches, and I worked on the Soaps “The Guiding Light” and “As The World Turns”.
Lived in a great 2,200 square ft loft on Canal St and WBwy in Soho for 11 years before I went out to Hollywood to work in the film industry running my own film studios for 10 years where I worked with over 300 major feature films like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” with Johnny Depp, “In the line of fire’ with Clint Eastwood, “Hoffa” with Jack Nicholson, “Forrest Gump” with Tom Hanks, “Pulp Fiction” with Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis, James Gandolfini, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Rosanna Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken and Steve Buscemi, “For The Boys” with Bette Midler and James Caan, “Sister Act” 1 & 2 with Whoopie Goldberg, “Marrying Man” with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, “Switch” with Blake Edwards, Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits,”Frankie and Johnny” with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, “Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas, Armand Asante and percussion legend Tito Puetes, “Dante’s Peak” with Pierce Brosnan, “The Doors” with Oliver Stone, “Pacific Heights” with Michael Keaton and Melanie Griffith, “Death becomes her” with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, “Mr. Hollands Opus” with Richard Dreyfus, “Doc Hollywood” with Michael J. Fox, and a lot more from Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, and Sony.
Met just about every actor, producer and director in the biz and consulted at USC in the Steven Speilberg and George Lucas funded Entertainment Technology Center developing internet technologies for the film industry while I Founded and Chaired a Trade Association in conjunction with the California Dept of Commerce and California Film Commission under Mellissa Higgens, overseeing 32 private film location companies. In my duties as Founder and Chairman of The Association of Film Location Services I was responsible for the creation and oversite of The Government, Marketing, Education, and Contract Committees where we standardized film industry location contracts. Was also responsible for the creation of the ethics committee and the oversite of its Arbitration Panels for problem resolution where we also created the industry’s “Codes of Conduct”.
Lived in Newport Beach , then up on Summit Ridge drive and Mulholland in Beverly Hills, also in the Miracle Mile off Wilshire Blvd and Detroit St, then Loz Feliz.
Was blessed with a magnificent romance or two, with woman I admire, respect and still have the fondest of feelings for.
If you watch reruns of the 6th and 7th seasons of Cheers when Kirsty Ally was on it and Matlock and a bunch of other shows made in L.A in the 90’s you see me all over the place and I also appear in the background of many of the movies I worked on like in the opening of “Less than Zero” with Robert Downy Jr.
Came back to NY to take care of my mother before she passed away and became active in the development of Bayside’s Bell Blvd Business Corridor.
I’m completely dedicated to the community these days and seem to always get in the papers- a lot, either in the Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Variety International, The L.A. Times, The New York Times, Production Magazine, Film & Video Magazine and The Queens Press for the work I did out in L.A in the film industry or with the internet, or in The New York Times,The Bayside Times, The Queens Chronicle, The Tribune, The Courier, The Rhode Island Journal, Patch and a few others for my work in Bayside and issues I follow with economic development in NYC and most recently I was on CBS television and ABC news and in The NY Daily News and The Huffington Post with Micheal Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones, and with Justin Timberlake & Jessica Beil, Mark Zuckerberg & Pricilla Chan, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Halle Berri & Olivier Martinez for my political postion on marriage in America and my concept of “The Love Contract”.
In gratitude for all my good fortunes and all I have and been blessed with I am “giving back” and currently volunteering an enormous amount of my time and donating an equal amount of my financial resources to construct and provide the town of Bayside with a gorgeous, community enhancing media and communications infrastructure and my gift of its own micro-market TV channel and companion smartphone app. It’s a labor of love <3
Over the last few years I’ve also been very active in real estate in Montauk, The Hamptons and Manhattan and was recently a lead investor in a restaurant downtown with Bruce Willis and my good friends Lenny Linar and Chris Sileo.
I’ve also just recognized how much fun it is to name drop
So, I’m just your average guy next door, but.
I do not believe;
that what I know is all there is to know,
that what I feel is all there is to feel,
that what I am capable of perceiving
is all there is to perceive.
I have an insatiable desire to hear, understand, embrace and call my own, the truths of others
and to broaden my horizon of understanding and experience beyond the limitations of my own filters, senses and experiences. <3