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Wednesday, February 18, 2009



Long Island Music Hall of Fame To Co-Present Music and Movie Panel As Part Of the

25th Anniversary Of The Long Island Film Festival

Garden City, NY - (February 10, 2009) – The Long Island Film Festival (LIFF) and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) will join together to present an exclusive ‘Music in Film’ panel discussion as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Long Island Film Festival. The panel, entitled “Creating a Mood—Advancing a Story” will be moderated by LIMHoF board member and renowned Long Island radio personality Denis McNamara.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Long Island Film Festival will run February 23, 25-27. The four nights of independent films and panel discussions are being shown at two very hip venues—the cozy Creative Arts Studio in Sea Cliff and Perspective Studios in the City of Glen Cove.

LIMHoF Board Member Denis McNamara is moderating the panel “Creating a Mood—Advancing a Story”. McNamara is best known for his long-time association with WLIR where he pioneered radio airplay of the first wave alternative music during the 1980s. Also featured on the Music and Film panel is LIMHoF board member/CineMedia Promotions president Beth Krakower, and three composers from films that will be screened throughout the festival: Steve French (composer/music editor for PARTING WORDS), Dan McLoughlin (composer of score and songs for CALLING IT QUITS) and Tony LoGuerico (composer of songs for PERIPHERAL VISION).

“We are thrilled that the Long Island Music Hall of Fame will be lending their talents and expertise to celebrate our festival’s 25th Anniversary tour by taking part in this unique panel discussion,” said LIFF Executive Director Francis J. Leik.

“Any filmmaker who is serious about his or her craft won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear what these music legends have to say,” said LIFF Executive Assistant Lisa DiPasquale. “They can offer invaluable insight into a key part of filmmaking-how to join film and music.”

The panel “Creating a Mood—Advancing a Story” will take place on Thursday, February 26, from 7:45-9PM at Perspective Studios (70 Glen Street) in Glen Cove, NY. The full schedule and costs for the Long Island Film Festival can be viewed at


Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is a 501(c)(3) museum and membership organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization defines Long Island geographically as Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award (LISA), traveling educational exhibits, and a scholarship program. It is also creating a museum home in Port Jefferson where the story of the Island’s musical heritage will be told. For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, please visit


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