Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Film from the Drama Book Shop/Simon Studio Film and Theatre Series Selected for Newport Beach Film Festival

"JIMMY'S CAFE" - a new short film produced at Alex's Restaurant in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. by THE SIMON STUDIO - has been selected for this year's prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, Ca. The festival runs from April 23 - 30, 2009 with "JIMMY'S CAFE" scheduled for a special screening Monday, April 27 at 4:15 pm. The film was directed by Daniel Simon and written by Jude Albert. It was produced by Roger and Daniel Hendricks Simon for THE SIMON STUDIO - currently in its 30th. award winning year as a production and training center in NYC and Poughkeepsie. JIMMY'S CAFE" is the poignant story of middle aged small towners and their bittersweet struggle for romance. The cast features Roger Hendricks Simon, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Joseph Capone and Kathleen Crampton. Original musical score by Don Brewer and Stefani Rose. Others in the cast include Marie Albert, Frank Pallaia, Gloria and Ron Robbins, Linda Roper and Doug Nobiletti. The film was recently selected for screenings at the DRAMA BOOK SHOP'S Arthur Seelen Theatre in N.Y.C. and for Poughkeepsie's Alexander Hamilton Exhibit. At the Newport Beach Film Festival it will be featured as part of the 6th. annual YALE IN CINEMA program, as both Roger H. Simon and Mr. Capone are Yale School of Drama graduates. For further information: www.newportbeachfilmfest.com and/or call THE SIMON STUDIO at 917-776-9209 or 845-485-9829. www.simonstudio.com.

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