Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today joined with Elected Officials, Long Beach International Film Festival Founders, Renowned Film Makers, Local Chefs, Performers and Charitable Partners and industry leaders in kicking off the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), taking place August 1st – 4th in the City of Long Beach, which highlights New York centric films and filmmakers.
County Executive Mangano stated, “The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to offer residents an opportunity to enjoy arts and entertainment, while also providing those in the movie and television production industry with insight to the wonderful filming locations Nassau County has to offer. Home to Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, as well as the live studio audience sitcom Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James, Nassau County is quickly becoming Hollywood East.”
Highlights of this years’ festival included an opening night screening of In Search of Fellini, written and produced by Nancy Cartwright, the Emmy-winning voice of Bart Simpson for over 30 years. Attendees can also enjoy the ‘Taste on the Beach’ event on Friday, August 4th, where more than 40 of Long Island’s premier wine, sprits, restaurants and chefs will offer their most popular and summer season dishes right on the beach.
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Pictured from left to right: Benoir, Music Director; Steve Shor, Festival Program Director; Nancy Cartwright, Film writer/producer, “In Search of Fellini”; Craig Weintraub, Co-Founder; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Nicky & Sami Saatchi, Sponsors; & Jack Schnirman, Long Beach City Manager