James Arcuri has been educated in the entertainment industry from an early age learning as a hands on worker in production. He graduated Wheatley High School in Old Westbury, NY in 1969. From high school he formed a cinema class and an informative newsletter about the motion picture business. At the age of 23 he entered in the business as Founder & Director of the Long Island International Film Festival, which ran successfully for over 8 years. He attended the New School for Social Research for film law and distribution, Michael F. Meyer, Professor, film classes at NYU, Professor Beta Bapka, Nassau Community College 2 years, various courses in Finance, Hofstra University and NY Institute of Technology.
James Arcuri has started up companies from consulting to development and planning stages to full management. The NY Film Academy was a full start up where Arcuri planned every stage and marketing phase of the business which today grosses annually income over 14 million dollars.
Arcuri owned and operated a feature film library containing over 700 feature films, selling to the major cable networks and video cassette markets. He worked in MGM Home Video Department to Marketing with United Artists, where he garnered much diversity such as working on the marketing campaign of “Rocky”. Writing being his true passion he has authored over 60 screenplays, Graphic Novel and his historic novel “For God and Country”.
Being extremely diverse in the field, Arcuri has consulted and budgeted feature films and documentaries. Arcuri also is the inventor of the Cineviewer, a pocket-able director’s view finder, which he manufactures and sells world-wide. Arcuri has recently formed a new company: Identity Features, for packaging independent films, Film Financing, Production and Distribution.
Currently in production, is the documentary “For God and Country” about Haym Salomon, the financier of the American Revolution: Also, the published Graphic Novel “For God and Country.” Some of the current projects in different phases of development and production; “A GARDEN OF THORNS” a documentary in production, and the feature film is slated for production; “CASTING A KILLER”, “THE CAMERA THAT WAS HOLLYWOOD”, “LULLABY”, “GHOST OF OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN”, “FIRST SUN OF THE MORNING”, “ONE FROM THE STREET”, and “JONES BEACH” are feature films now in development with various companies. Mr. Arcuri is listed in IMDB and the “WHOS WHO” in the International Motion Picture Directory.
Ms. Levine has been in executive and creative positions for over 30 years. Starting as an Account Executive in the Fashion Industry, traveling the world, later on, to source the most exciting Fashion Centers; Rome, Milan, Paris and London.
Ms. Levine developed retail doors which included Department Stores, Specialty Chains and exclusive boutiques. Through her admiration of beauty and the ever-changing face of fashion, she worked as a make-up artist for several major cosmetic companies, including Lancome, where she was a Senior Executive Make-up Artist specializing in events, in the specialty arena. Ms. Levine also worked with major beauty industry leaders to develop the Latin Markets, and celebrity clientele to break into Television, Film and later on, Production.
Ms. Levine, is an aggressive and creative Producer, with Identity Features. Her production slate, besides “THE CAMERA THAT WAS HOLLYWOOD” includes two feature films, “CASTING A KILLER” and “A GARDEN OF THORNS” and “A GARDEN OF THORNS” documentary. She has developed an extensive ancillary marketing plan including product development and licensing. Ms. Levine, is Graduate of CW Post College with a Masters Degree in International Business and Marketing from NYU.