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NY1 NEWS

Rossville Native Opens New Production Company

After spending nearly a decade in Los Angeles, a Rossville-native wants to bring Hollywood to Staten Island. NY1's Lisa Voyticki filed the following report. Julio Vincent Gambuto and Burak Uzun went to Staten Island Academy together back in the 90’s.  

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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

How 'Julie' went from SI Academy to Harvard to Hollywood

Julio Vincent Gambuto only has a couple of rules: 1. No mafia. 2. No guns. See, the filmmaker would rather deal in genuine emotion than dwell on what Hollywood wants Staten Island to be, stereotypically.

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VARIETY

‘Grace and Frankie,’ Amazon’s Roy Price Win at Caucus Awards

A collection of industry executives, producers, and directors were honored by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors at its 34th annual awards dinner on Thursday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

Diversity Touted At 34th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors held its 34th annual Caucus Awards dinner tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center, celebrating outstanding achievement in television and new media.

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SILIVE.com

10 Best Things to Do

Award winning Julio Vincent Gambuto makes a return to his alma mater, Staten Island Academy, on Saturday, April 8, for a free screening of "The Julie Stories." He credits the Academy with helping him break out of his shell and giving him creative space. He says there was no where else he'd rather debut his film on the Island.

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DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

'Paradise Run' Renewed for Season 3 by Nickelodeon

Run, with Daniella Monet (Victorious) returning as host. Paradise Run follows three teams of kids racing across a luxurious resort in Hawaii, competing in a sequence of funny and adrenaline-pumping challenges, with each team vying for the ultimate prize – a paradise vacation. Production will begin in Hawaii this spring.

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VAIL DAILY

Vail Film Festival Announces Line-Up

On Tuesday, the Vail Film Festival announced the official selections for 2017. The 14th annual festival will celebrate women filmmakers and will screen a diverse slate of 51 films, including narrative and documentary feature films as well as short and student films. 

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THE WRAP

OMGHI Creators Will Miss Instant Gratification

“OMGHI” is a digital series that originally premiered at last fall’s Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and is now racking up 500,000 views per episode, but the instant gratification of digital success will make it harder for creators to enjoy projects on other mediums.

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KPCC

James Franco's USC Filmmaking Class Breaks Ground

Actor and filmmaker James Franco is noted, and at times mocked, for treating his life and career as a kind of ongoing art project, but one of his projects might change the way you think of him, and the future of filmmaking.

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INDIEWIRE

Amanda Milius Honors Her Father John’s Legacy

Amanda Milius says the sweeping wide-angle shot of the blazing sun in “The Lotus Gun,” her thesis film from USC, is not an homage to “Apocalypse Now,” for which her father, John Milius, penned the script. “The director of photography came up with that shot, it’s his signature,” the filmmaker recently told IndieWire.

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NEW YORK TIMES

Near the Old Pizza Over, Monday Night Fever

As recently as a decade ago, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, teemed with macho Italian-American teenagers who could turn a warm night into something that resembled the set of “Saturday Night Fever.” They cruised the streets in souped-up cars, hung out noisily on street corners and occasionally hurled homophobic remarks at passers-by whom they deemed not quite tough enough.

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GAY CITIES

Julio Vincent Gambuto's New York

Gay Cities New York editor, JJ Keyes, caught up with Julio Vincent Gambuto, the comedian and writer/performer of the Times Square hit show, Julie from Staten Island, playing Theatre Row to raves on the 25th of the month for the past year. 

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