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Ed Asner recieves Lifetime Achievemen Award at the Long Island International Film Expo
Actor Sal Rendino receives his award at Long Island International Film Expo
Actress Cathy Moriarty and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore, New York
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Ed Asner about his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Long Island International film Expo in Bellmore, NY
Actress Helen Proimos and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore, NY
Actress Ilene Kristen and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Long Island International Film Exp in Bellmore, NY
Long Island International Film Expo Actress Kelli Vonshay and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Long Island International Film Exp in Bellmore, NY
Long Island International Film Expo Actress Kell Vonshay receives award for her role in Reset
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Long Island International Film Exp in Bellmore, NY
The Long Island Film/TV Foundation is established to stimulate and encourage film and TV production on Long Island. Since film and activities on the Island account for over $140 million dollars in revenues per year, the foundation hopes to invite future projects to our area by working closely with industry executives, financiers, film producers, TV/Cable operators and government officials.
This year the Festival honored Actor Mr. Ed Asner with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his amazing body of work. His recent project was the film "My Friend Ed."
Ed Asner is one of the most celebrated actors of his generation, delighting audiences of all ages, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant to Elf and Up. But he's also an all-American activist who refuses to budge on his ideals, no matter what anyone thinks. Beneath the tough skin of this crotchety crusader lies the heart of a true warrior for justice.
Ed Asner is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He is also known for portraying Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf (2003) and its remake Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014).
In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film Up, and made a guest appearance on CSI: NY in the episode "Yahrseit". In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He starred in the Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 television series The Glades. Edward has most recently starred as Guy Redmayne, a wealthy, homophobic billionaire who supports Alicia Florick's campaign in the sixth season of The Good Wife.
My Friend Ed is a portrait of a patriot.
From the picket lines to the Pentagon, from the Sunset Strip to El Salvador, my friend Ed has fought for the underdog, cursed out the corrupt, and been a thorn in the side of the status quo. He's spent his celebrated life on the front lines of the fight for justice, and even at 83 years old he's still at it!
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