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Actor/Filmmaker Edward Burns Receives 2012 Artist of Distinction Award for achievement in film by the Gold Coast International Film Festival and Screens his latest Film "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas"

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Gold Coast Int'l Film Festival Ed Burns interview with Cognac
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Creative Director Aviva Miller and Actor Ed Burns and his parents at the Gold Coast International Film Festival in Roslyn, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor/Filmmaler Ed Burns poses for a photo-op at the Cocktail Reception held at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regina Gil Executive Director, Edward Burns, Caroline Sorokoff Associate Directer pose for a photo-op at  The Cocktail Reception  after the Screening of  "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Dolan Grippo Nassau County IDA & Edward Burns pose for a photo-op at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aviva Miller Festival Director, Edward Burns Peri Finkelsteinpose for a photo-op at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filmmakers Solomon Chertok, Ed Burns and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Cocktail Reception for the Film "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filmmaker Solomon Cjertok and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at  The Cocktail Reception for the Film "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-opat  The Cocktail Reception for the Film "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" at The Waterfront At Roslyn.
 
 
 
 

Actor and Filmmaker Edward Burns from Gibson, Long Island received the 2012 Artist of Distinction Award for achievement in film by the Gold Coast International Film Festival on October 25, 2012.
 
Mr. Burns began his career as production assistant to Oliver Stone on the Motion Picture Production, "The Doors." His first independent production that he penned produced, directed and starred in was "The Brothers McMullen." The film screened at Sundance in 1995 and won the the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. The production was filmed almost on Long Island. His most recent film  "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," premiered in Port Washington at the second annual Gold Coast International Film Festival in Port Washington.  Members of the Press, Sponsors and Motion Picture Industry A-listers were invited to a special reception held at The Waterfront At Roslyn afterwards.
 
Regina Gil is the founder and executive director of The Great Neck Arts Center which created the festival and Caroline Sorokoff is the Associate Director. Aviva Miller is the Festival Director. L. Somi Roy, Artistic Director & Alexandra Gil Curator, Short Film Programs.
Founder and Executive Director of the Great Neck Arts Center, Reginal Gil established the Gold Coast International Film Festival with the help of Associate Director Caroline Sorokoff.
I had a chance to interview Festival Director Aviva Miller who revealed that many Old Hollywood movie stars resided on the Gold Coast of Long Island as well as United Artists Films and Charlie Chaplin directed a film on the NOrth Shore.
 
For more information please visit http://www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org/
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