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MEDIA ALERT- Long Island International Film Festival (LIIFE) Closing Film “My Friend Ed” with Q&A from Star Ed Asner Followed By Award Ceremony at Bellmore Movies

MEDIA ALERT- Long Island International Film Festival (LIIFE) Closing Film “My Friend Ed” with Q&A from Star Ed Asner Followed By Award Ceremony at Bellmore Movies


WHAT:  Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) closing film “My Friend Ed” with Q&A from the star followed by the Closing Night Award Ceremony


WHO: Actor/Activist Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore, UP!), Actor Kevin Brown (30 Rock), American Idol’s Robbie Rosen, Recording Arist/Songwriter Sarah Barrios, Ilene Kristen (One Life to Live), Phyllis Somerville (Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Guiding Light), Larry Romano (King of Queens), and MORE!


WHEN: Thursday, July 21st

-“My Friend Ed” Film Followed by Q&A begins at 1:00PM followed by..

– Filmmakers Lounge at Bellmore Movies (5:00PM – 6:45PM) – then, entertainment and Awards Ceremony (7:00 – 10:00PM)


WHERE: Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710)


WHY: LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and the County of Nassau, which shows 127 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.


HOW: For credential requests, please contact Rick Eberle at 516-729-6872 or email rick [AT]RickEberle.com






Ed Asner

(Mary Tyler Moore, UP!, Elf)

“My Friend Ed” Screening at 1:00PM Followed by Q&A with the Star

Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Brown

(30 Rock)

Award Ceremony Host

Sal Rendino

(Billions, The Get Down)

Receiving Rising Star Award

Robert Clohessy

(Blue Bloods, The Avengers)

Receiving Creative Achievement Award

Angela Anton

(Anton News)

Receiving Humanitarian Award

Robbie Rosen

(American Idol)


Sarah Barrios



Karen Sillas

(Wanted, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)


Ilene Kristen

(One Life to Life, Ryan’s Hope)


Phyllis Somerville

(The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, One Life to Live)


Larry Romano

(The King of Queens)


Jackie Martling

(Stand-Up Comic, The Howard Stern Show)

Gary Donatelli

(Director: 23 Blast, One Life to Live)

Marilyn Chris

(All My Children, One Life to Live)

Kathy Moriarty

(Raging Bull, Analyze That)


For Closing Night Awards Tickets to LIIFE, VISIT: http://longislandfilmexpo.com/awards-ceremony/


For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: http://longislandfilmexpo.com/

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