PREMIERE FILMS COMING TO THE EIGHTH ANNUAL SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 15TH – 22ND

Top Independent Films From Around the World Along with Q&A Sessions from Writers, Producers, Directors and Stars to Bring Big Draw to Village East Cinemas

With the SOHO International Film Festival kicking off this Thursday, June 15th and running through Thursday, June 22nd with nearly 80 films being exhibited and making premieres, stars from all walks of life are set to converge on at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street) for #SOHO8!

With opening night film “The Broken Ones” from Director Elyse Niblett making its official World Premiere, the drama about a troubled and closed off young artist in her mid twenties who is grappling with being placed by her overbearing mother Janet in a sober living house in the suburbs of New Jersey stars Margaret Colin (“Independence Day”, “The Devil’s Own”) and Charlie Bewley (“Twilight”, “Like Crazy”). In attendance for the premiere will be Luke Guldan (“The Good Place”), Constance Shulman (“Orange Is the New Black”, “Fried Green Tomatoes”) with daughter Gus Birney (“The Mist”), and Alexandra Socha (“Red Oaks”). The NY premiere of “Last Night In Rozzie”, also on opening night from Ryan McDonough and Sean Gannet, sees Ronnie Russo returning to his forgotten hometown to grant his childhood best friend a dying wish while facing the painful truth of that violent night 25 years ago that changed both their lives forever – starring Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains, What Women Want) and Yara Martinez (The Hitcher, The Tick).

In the World Premiere of closing night film “Bardo Blues” directed by and starring Marcia Kimpton, the story of a man coming to grips with tragedy by escaping to paradise paints a dramatic picture of what it’s like seeking solace and understanding in the unfamiliar Eastern culture of Thailand. Director and star Kimpton will be in attendance, along with more stars TBA for a Q&A following the film. The East Coast Premiere of “Landing Up” sees Chrissie and Cece play a con game with strangers to put a roof over their heads while fantasizing about their dream apartment, starring the late E’dena Hines (5 Flights Up) and Stacey Maltin (Begin Again). The New York Premiere of “The Dunning Man” sees Connor Ryan (James Carpinello, Gotham), out of a job and dumped by his girlfriend, returning to Atlantic City to try to rebuild his life with the last source of income that he has – a few apartments in a low-rise condo complex that sits in the shadows of A.C.’s newest and most expensive casino. In attendance for the premiere and Q&A will be Carpinello, Nicoye Banks (Green Zone), and Langston Fishburne (Have A Little Faith).

Other films include acclaimed feature “Dead Draw” from Brian Klemesrud about a perfect heist that turns deadly when a band of thieves discover their getaway pilot murdered and must race against time to uncover the rat and survive the night stars Gil Bellows (Amazon Studios’ Patriot), Bitsie Tulloch (NBC’s Grimm), Slaine (Central Intelligence), and Brit Shaw (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) with star Michael Eklund (The Call) attending the screening and Q&A along with co-stars Andy Ahrens (Jupiter Ascending) and Faust Checho (Proxy); “Off Track Betty” from Clayton Dean Smith in which a longtime New York City resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood she calls home, with stars in attendance including Brooke Moriber (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and more TBA; The NY Premiere of “Ophelia” from Sam Underwood and Jamie Sims which portrays a classic story of mourning and madness through the lens of Shakespeare’s unsolvable puzzle – the inexplicable Ophelia, starring Valorie Curry (The Following) and Sam Underwood (Dexter); The U.S. Premiere of The Karamazoffs – A Walk In the SOHO Years – a documentary about a group of recognized artists from Barcelona (Muntadas, Miralda, Zush and Robert Llimós, among others) who started their careers in New York in the early 70s and forged a long friendship that still exists today, and the East Coast premiere of  “Oiled Up” in which Mike is sentenced to 25 years in prison after having given himself up to police in order to save his younger brothers from the consequences of their actions, with Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Chuck Zito (Carlito’s Way) and Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull).

By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from The US and across the globe, SOHO Film Fest draws audiences to New York City–known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication–helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself. Panels, social events, and other networking opportunities for everyone involved will feature leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media, who will also be in attendance.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT: www.SohoFilmFest.com

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!

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More About the SOHO International Film Festival:

The SOHO International Film Festival, which proudly carries the “Made in NY” logo from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting is a vehicle to help the economy of the city, enhancing the festival’s sense of pride while boosting filmmaking and tourism in the Big Apple. They are dedicated to celebrating the art of long and short form cinema created from the latest digital technology while still embracing the original goal ‐ incredible storytelling. Founded in the epicenter of New York’s most artistic district, by Jorge Ballos in 2009, the festival is has provided a unique and powerful platform for filmmakers to gain exposure and potential distribution. SIFFNYC is committed to exhibiting domestic and international films, focusing on dynamic, visionary cinema that creates extraordinary experiences.

Interior Designer Lori Miller of Lori Girl Creations Chosen as 1 of the 25 Elite Designers Invited to Sponsor the 2016 American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash Gala

The Hope Lodge Holiday Bash Will Raise Funds To Help Provide A Healing Environment For Those Who Are Battling Cancer Away From Home

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November, 2016 (Long Island, NY) — For well over a decade, Lori-Girl Creations and its Founder and President Lori Miller have been the go-to Interior Design Company, providing a exquisite and high-end look for a shoestring budget. Since its founding, Lori-Girl has helped a diverse group of clientele to achieve their visions. Now, Miller has the opportunity to use her talents to help a great cause as well.

As a chosen sponsor of this year’s American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash Gala, It seems that Lori’s reputation as an exceptional interior designer has been rightly recognized. Each table at the event will elaborately represent a theme created by top designers like Miller who will translate their interpretation of the Hope Lodge experience. Along with this, a silent auction will take place, and musical entertainment and program remarks (including those by a Hope Lodge guest) will round out the evening. With an interest from several luxury publications and the finest financial, automotive, design, cosmetics and fashion brands as event sponsors for this year’s gala, it is clear that attending is quite an opportunity.

The Holiday Bash raises funds for Hope Lodge NYC, which provides an environment that focuses on healing for those who are battling cancer away from home and has saved families over $40 million in lodging costs alone. Last year, 300 of New York’s socialites and executives attended this gala, raising over $250,000 for the cause. Miller, who has battled cancer herself, is more than ready to take on her responsibilities as a sponsor and designer, creating a tablescape for the event.

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Miller founded Lori-Girl Creations, Inc. in 2000, and holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology. She has been featured in various publications and in a variety of media segments both nationally and locally.

Lori believes that through her training in Feng Shui, Reiki, Native American Studies, Counseling, and Interior Design she can assist people in making positive lifestyle changes. Her view is that your environment impacts on your well-being and focusing on small changes can help to create a clear space through conscious choices.

Lori has also co-authored the book Feng Sh…What? The Basic Rules of Good Design with Julie Hernandez, a licensed therapist. This is the first book written in dialogue format which explains the decorating process. With an easy-going conversational manner, they take you on a journey that explores the unique relationship between personality and design. It is a colorful, picture-filled book which provides you with step-by-step instructions, checklists, design ideas, a color test and advice to help you gain insight into your own unique personality & style.

Now, as Lori Miller heads into the winter season, she will be using her talents to help those battling cancer by supporting the Hope Lodge and all of its amazing features.

More about the The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge:

The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC is the flagship facility in a network of 31 Hope Lodges across the country.  Since Hope Lodge NYC opened its doors in November, 2007, it has served over 13,000 cancer patients and their caregivers from around the globe, across the U.S., and from the metropolitan NYC area.  Hope Lodge provides lodging and support services…..all free of charge to its guests.  It has saved families over $40 million in lodging costs alone and provides an environment that focuses on healing for those who are battling cancer away from home.  Hope Lodge relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to fund the programs and services provided to its guests.

For More Information on The Hope Lodge, Visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWVJYUfW9Xs

For More Information on Lori Girl Creations, CALL 516-317-9083, or VISIT: http://www.longislanddesigner.com/#!contact/con8

Email: lori [AT] lorigirlcreations.com

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: rick [AT] rickeberle.com

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER GEARING UP FOR SummerArts & HALF DAY JUNIOR CAMPS JULY – AUGUST

Having Completed Their Year-End “Festival of the Arts” Celebration, the Arts Center Has More in Store with Specialty Camps Taught By Top Artists Performers in Their Respective Fields

Students in Dance, Art, Ceramics, Music, and Drama programs celebrate their accomplishments as part of “Festival of the Arts”

Great Neck, NY (June, 2016) — Having completed another successful year end celebration of “Festival of the Arts 2016”, the Gold Coast Arts Center’s invites your child to be creative and innovative over the summer in their specialty SUMMER CAMPS! SummerArtsTM brings fun and creative experiences to children of all ages! With activities like cartooning, chess camp, music, 3D Arts and so much more- the GCAC is offering specialty camps taught by top artists and performers 9AM-3PM  at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. Reserve your spot today!  www.GoldCoastArts.org

Parents can choose 1 or 2 week camp programs. Each weekly program culminates in a performance, competition or exhibit at the end for parents and friends to enjoy. Children can be signed up for as many sessions as they wish!

Top 10 Reasons to Join GOLD COAST SUMMER ARTS CAMP

  1. Generate a love of learning

  2. Explore your child’s inner expression

  3. Your child will shine

  4. Learn from top professionals in the field

  5. Benefit from cool, comfortable facilities

  6. Quality kosher, nut free lunch and snack included

  7. Make new friends who share your child’s interests

  8. He or she will grow more independent

  9. Celebrate your child’s  accomplishments with a display or performance at the end of each session for all to enjoy

  10. HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

In the brand new Crafts Camp (July 5th-8th) children can make creations beyond their wildest dreams! At Musical Theatre Camp (July 11th-22nd) they’ll explore and create their own renditions of contemporary and theatrical hits with daily classes in voice, basic music, and dance to help them experience the thrill of performing on Stage. With Acting for Film (July 25th-29th) they can learn acting techniques for theatre and film by working on scenes recorded on film, and be able to take home a DVD where they are the star! Drawing & Painting (August 1st-5th) will allow them to have fun with their art using inspiration from nature and the world around them. Through Music (Instruments & Vocal) (August 8th-12) they can experience guitar, keyboard percussion and vocal training. All levels are welcome. Work with wood, paper-mache and wire at 3 Dimensional Art (August 15th-19th), show off what they’ve learned in competitive games at the end of the week at Chess Camp (August 22nd-26th), and imagine characters and explore their creativity through drawing in Cartooning (August 22nd-26th).

Parents can also choose any 2 weeks of the 6 offered in Ceramics Camp (July 5th-August 12th) where children will learn hand-building, sculpture and innovative glazing techniques, and for the younger kids (pre-K through 6th grade) there’s also Half-Day Junior Camp where daily activities include art, dance, music and much more!

It seems there’s a creative activity for just about any child willing to try something new or continue to pique their interest and develop their skills!

With such a wide array of fun, engaging, and stimulating Summer Arts Camps at the Gold Coast Arts Center this July and August (on weekdays 9AM-3PM), every child will be thrilled with the new skills they learn and imaginative ways they can develop their talents while having fun and making friends along the way!

For More Information, and To Register for Summer Arts Camps Call (516) 829-2570 or , VISIT: http://greatneckarts.org/wordpress/school-for-the-arts/

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@Rickeberle.com

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in schools and in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, in its 5th year this past Fall. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

New York Interior Designer Takes Inspiration From The Hardest of Places as Employee of NYS Prison System

Having Overcome A Number of Personal and Professional Obstacles Herself, Lori-Girl Creations Founder Lori Miller Uses Some of Her Toughest Experiences As Motivation for Creativity

April, 2016 (Long Island, NY) — For well over a decade, Lori-Girl Creations and its Founder and President Lori Miller have been THE Interior Design Company that can give you exquisite and high-end looks for a shoestring budget. But Miller’s unique talent of transforming spaces for residential and commercial clients alike to help them achieve their specific vision comes from a combination of unlikely places- from the situations she’s overcome, to the corrections facility at which she’s been employed for over 10 years.

It isn’t every day that you hear of a joyfully artistic and creative mind – one that helps so many people to see the true beauty of their living or work space – spending a great deal of time behind the walls of a much harder, colder, and often bleecker daily reality: Rikers Island. But such is the case for Lori Miller, who’s been able to overcome some of her greatest obstacles by turning to her passion for helping others. Though she chose her career in the prison system, other roadblocks from divorce to a number of medical setbacks and diagnoses which would be severe blows to the resolve of many only empowered and strengthened her vision to do what she loved.

Initially starting out with a Masters Degree in Counseling, Lori covered the full spectrum of this field. Working with a variety of populations she eventually landed a Unit Chief position in the psychiatric ward of NY’s largest prison system using her own emboldening life experiences to help those in need of reform. During this time, she accepted a part-time position in a wallpaper store while decorating her own house.  Pursuing her lifelong dream of painting and working in the arts, and looking for a reprieve from the severity of life, this catapulted her talents and creativity.  Full steam ahead Lori knew that to enter the field of Design she would have to return to school. While receiving a Degree in Interior Design, with honors, she gathered the necessary experience working with various products, in showrooms, and with other Interior Designers.

Miller founded Lori-Girl Creations, Inc. in 2000, and now holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology. She has been featured in various publications and in a variety of media segments both nationally and locally.

Lori believes that through her training in Feng Shui, Reiki, Native American Studies, Counseling, and Interior Design she can assist people in making positive lifestyle changes. Her view is that your environment impacts on your well-being and focusing on small changes can help to create a clear space through conscious choices.

Some of Lori-Girl Creations Interior Design Work(© Amiaga Architectural Photography)

Lori has also co-authored the book Feng Sh…What? The Basic Rules of Good Design with Julie Hernandez, a licensed therapist. This is the first book written in dialogue format which explains the decorating process. With an easy-going conversational manner, they take you on a journey that explores the unique relationship between personality and design. It is a colorful, picture-filled book which provides you with step-by-step instructions, checklists, design ideas, a color test and advice to help you gain insight into your own unique personality & style.

With such a unique story, Lori Miller is a true testament to the power of perseverance, following your passions, and overcoming hardships. And now that Spring has sprung, Lori-Girl Creations provides the perfect opportunity for those looking to breathe new life into their commercial or living space through conceptual planning, aesthetic and technical solutions.

For More Information, Email lori [AT] lorigirlcreations.com CALL 516-317-9083, or VISIT: http://www.longislanddesigner.com/

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] Rickeberle.com

Long Island Author and Teacher Releases Thrilling Tale of Hidden Secrets and Revenge, Gearing Up for Book Signing at Huntington’s Famed Book Revue

Donating a Portion of Proceeds to the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation!!!

Joe Beck’s “Suburban Sins” Brings Mystery & Suspense To New Levels in Gripping Novel

Long Island, New York (November, 2015) — Sometimes being the smartest one in the room can be the best advantage towards working for a specific goal- but not when that brilliance is tinged with evil and that goal is revenge. Such is the case in “Suburban Sins”, the new novel by veteran author, teacher and biographer Joe Beck currently available via Amazon, who is coming to Huntington, NY’s Book Revue, 313 New York Ave, Monday, December 14th at 7:00PM. Join us for an evening with the author, his book, wine, cheese and crackers, and refreshments! The Author will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the evening to the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation, so you can enjoy a great event and help support a great cause!

More About “Suburban Sins”:

Andrew Benson has a plan. A nursing student at one of the best hospitals in New York State, Andrew is the smartest one there and he knows it. He has a long and sordid history with this hospital, and he’s here for revenge – if he can make it through without attracting too much attention. And no one notices him more than the object of his affections, his teacher the lead doctor, Dr. Kathy Silvey. However, she doesn’t notice him in the way he wants, making his job a touch more difficult, especially with the aid of her boyfriend, Officer Ken Hill. Ken Hill is a man with secrets, both on and off the job. He tries to do right by his family, despite his gambling problem and debt, and when relatively healthy patients at his girlfriend’s hospital – including her grandfather – start dying, he promises to find out who is responsible. She already has a suspect in mind: that off-putting nursing student sending her chapters of his novel and claiming they have a connection, Andrew Benson. But there isn’t enough evidence to convict Benson, so Hill must catch him in the act. However, with bills coming due both on and off the books, plus a huge gamble that could lose Hill his career, his family, and possibly his life, he must scramble to save everyone, and everything, that’s important to him. He might even make a new friend along the way.

 

Joe Beck has written, co-authored and collaborated on 12 books, from fiction novels, to non-fiction to how to books. During the last 25 years, he’s written for national and international trade and consumer magazines and newspapers. His work has taken him across North America, Central America, Europe, Japan and Africa. Though often traveling extensively on assignments, he calls Long Island, New York home. Born to a Navy pilot and a singer, Joe was born on a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and since then he’s lived in Virginia Beach, Yokohama and Atsugi, Japan, Monterey, San Diego and New York as well as traveling to East Africa on safari and to Europe. Joe particularly enjoys working on biographies, and he’s interviewed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actors, entertainers and politicians such as Hector Elizondo, Brian Dennehy, Sweet Georgia Brown, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, NYC Mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer, Billy Joel, Dee Snyder and many others.

As yet another new voice in the Mystery & Suspense genre, Beck’s is undoubtedly a loud one. Weaving a nuance of believability and excitement into this provocative thriller, “Suburban Sins” will bring any reader on a suspenseful ride following the hero, the villain, their secrets, and the innocent bystanders in the wake of it all! And you can have your chance to read for yourself, speak with the author, and get your signed copy Monday, December 14th, 7:00PM at Book Revue, 313 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743!

For More About Author Joe Beck, VISIT: www.JoeBeckWrites.com

To Purchase “Suburban Sins” Via Amazon, VISIT: http://www.amazon.com/Suburban-Sins-Joe-Beck/dp/1517189888/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dpod_W9ttwb049AX2C_im

For Press Inquiries, Contact: rick [AT] rickeberle.com