Emmy Award Winning WCBS 2 – NY Anchor Maurice DuBois to be Honored at the 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Closing Awards Ceremony

Emmy Award Winning WCBS 2 – NY Anchor Maurice DuBois to be Honored at the 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Closing Awards Ceremony

Veteran NYC Newsman and Native Long Islander to be Awarded for his Continued Excellence in Newscasting

 

New York, NY (Feb, 2020) – Port Jefferson’s own Maurice DuBois, the Emmy award winning news anchor for WCBS-TV in NY, will be awarded the Long Island International Film Expo’s “Excellence in Newscasting” Award on Thursday, July 16th beginning at 7 pm at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY during the Closing Awards ceremony of the 23rd Annual event. Actress Katherine Narducci (The Irishman) and Director Jeremiah Kipp (Grave Discoveries) will also be honored that night.

 

LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF), the County of Nassau and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency which shows over 160 short and feature-length films of every genre. This year, LIIFE will be held from July 10 – 16, 2020 and will include local and foreign film screenings, celebrity appearances, entertaining and informative panels, a star-studded awards ceremony, Q & A with filmmakers from the world over and networking galore. 

 

www.longislandfilm.com 

 

Festivals of the past have included such luminaries as the late Danny Aiello, Ed Asner, Blue Bloods’ Robert Clohessy and Abigail Hawk, Ralph Macchio, John Amos, Ally Sheedy, 30 Rock’s Kevin Brown, Cathy Moriarty, Steve Buscemi, Ed Burns, William Sadler, Ilene Kristen, and so many more.

 

Maurice DuBois co-anchors CBS-2 News at 5 and 11. He joined CBS in September 2004. At CBS News, he substitutes as anchor of The CBS Evening News, has reported for 60 Minutes Sports and CBS Sunday Morning, and has hosted CBS This Morning, 48 Hours and CBSN. DuBois has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, to AIDS in South Africa, to Papal transition at the Vatican, to witnessing a double execution. He has anchored numerous live breaking news stories, and moderated debates for New York City Mayor and Congress. He has also hosted multiple specials on topics ranging from kids and violence, to breast cancer, to ticker-tape parades and telethons.

 

www.cbs2ny.com 

 

A Long Island native, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC-TV before joining CBS. At NBC News, he appeared on “Today,” “Weekend Today,” “Dateline NBC,” MSNBC and NBC “News at Sunrise.” While at WNBC-TV, DuBois also hosted “Four Stories,” a magazine profiling local heroes; he also hosted Court-TV’s “Mind over Media,” for students to understand media images. Previously, DuBois worked in Chicago and Sacramento. He began his career in 1987 at KING-TV in Seattle as a desk assistant before moving to reporting.

 

He’s also appeared as – what else? – a news anchor, on CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest, and the feature films Soul Men and Kick Ass.

 

DuBois has won several journalism and community awards, including five Emmys. He has also won honors from The Associated Press, The New York State Broadcasters Association, and The New York Association of Black Journalists, which recognized him as a Trailblazer.

 

He serves on the non-profit board of NY City Center, and previously served at PENCIL, Susan G. Komen for the Cure/NYC, and The Northside Center for Child Development. DuBois is a graduate of Northwestern University, has four Honorary PhDs, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

 

For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: www.LongIslandFilm.com  

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com 

 

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM FOR LIIFE! 

 

Cut-off date for submission is March 3. Categories include shorts, features, documentaries, student films, animations, Long Island, foreign films, music videos, trailers, webisodes/TV and screenplays and their new horror category.

 

Submit today to: https://filmfreeway.com/LIIFETheLongIslandInternationalFilmExpo 

 

PLUS – “Scared for Your LIIFE”, the Long Island Film-TV Foundation’s short horror film festival heading into its fourth year, will also be accepting submissions beginning on March 13th, 2020 for its October 2020 Festival.

 

To submit, go to:

https://filmfreeway.com/ScaredforyourLiife 

 

(Alumni discounts are available for past LIIFErs by emailing longislandfilmexpo@gmail.com)

 

For questions, please email longislandfilmexpo@gmail.com 

 

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“Luminary Icon: The MC Sha Rock Story” Actress Dorothy Meyers Appears at The Hip-Hop Museum Pop Up Experience Grand Induction Ceremony

“Luminary Icon: The MC Sha Rock Story” Actress Dorothy Meyers Appears at The Hip-Hop Museum Pop Up Experience Grand Induction Ceremony

Event Honoring the Icon MC Sha Rock and Her Lasting Impact on Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide was Saturday February 1st, 2020 in Washington D.C.

Feb, 2020 (New York, NY) — Actress Dorothy Meyers, who appears in the new film “Luminary Icon: The MC Sha Rock Story” attended the Hip Hop Museum’s Pop Up Experience Grand Induction Ceremony of MC Sha Rock (of Funky 4+1 – the first Hip Hop act to be signed to a record deal and to ever perform on Saturday Night LIVE) this past Saturday February 1st at Listen/Vision Studios, 2622 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 https://listenvision.com/

 

More details on Hip Hop Museum at: www.hiphopmuseumdc.org

 

“Being involved in this important film that celebrates the life and career of one of Hip Hop’s pioneers – and someone who I feel has helped in the overall fight for female empowerment – has been very special to me. Dorothy said, “Her story is one that more people need to hear. It’s relatable and inspiring on many levels”.

 

More on the film at: https://www.facebook.com/luminaryiconthemovie/

 

Besides her upcoming supporting role in the new movie “Luminary Icon: The MC Sha Rock Story”, the in-demand performer is currently working on 7 Webseries: namely Triangle, Davenport Diaries, The Ave, Jersey the Series, Mistake, Makeup x Breakup (now streaming on BET) and In Our Backyard, plus other interesting projects to be announced. 

 

Modeling since the early 90’s, her acting career spans every medium and discipline of the craft with a past focus on Television, including a co-starring role on Almost Family on FOX, Co-Hosting a segment on Dr. Oz with Chef Roble and playing “Mother” in Brainchild by Pharrell Williams. Dorothy has also served as the Host of “Trenton Now”, and has made appearances on the Rachel Ray Show, FOX Philly News and the PIX 11 News with Kirsten Cole. Additionally, the actress has played Harvette, in “Stalked The Harvette Williams Story” on ID Channel, Madam Floor Person in “The Perfect Murder”, Kim Worthington on “The Real Story with MES” and in Re-accurring parts in 6 Webseries (2 on TV, 4 YouTube). Dorothy is also a former Ambassador for the NBC People’s Choice Awards.

 

Ms. Meyers has starred on Broadway in James Franco’s version of “Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams and in Movies such as The Fearless Two, TONES, Providence (indie), with more planned for 2020 and beyond. The versatile actor was also part of a DOVE Billboard Campaign at Times Square, in a Harper’s Bazaar Online tutorial with Justine Marjan (Kim Kardashian’s hair stylist) and has served as an Ambassador for FitBit, and a Spokesperson for Metamucil. On top of it all, Dorothy can be seen in many National commercials like Hair Secret and Flawless Dermaplane by Finishing Touch, Hair Illusion, Penn Medicine, Money Lion, Booty Secret, AAA Taxi and more.

 

Visit Dorothy Meyers on Social Media for Updates and Further Info:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001004573725

 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/dorothymeyersofficial

 

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/dorothy-meyers-3a376723

 

Twitter: dorothy_meyers

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

 

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