Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Tony Danza, and Rebecca Creskoff at Sun Studio’s GPFO Sceen play panel
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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary last weekend. First up a star studded evening at the 13-acre Wynnewood estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg Wynnwood, Pa now home of Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff and Christina Lurie. On the invite actors Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Tony Danza, and Rebecca Creskoff.
On Sunday The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) commemorated a quarter century of remarkable accomplishments with a full day of exciting events highlighting the region’s film and television professionals. The day started with several screenwriting panels and seminars culminated in a press conference revealing the winners of the 2010 “Shoot in Philadelphia” (SIP) Screenwriting Awards.
Philadelphia sweethearts: Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson. It was a lot of fun to be there, very informative, advice that can be used in any field. One of which building relationships is important. Relationships carry on even when a project falls through, plus you never know when a relationship is going to help you out in the future. I strongly believe that and it’s one of the reasons I like to cover all kinds of events, besides finding some of them really fascinating, they’re also important for relationship building, as someone (a bold named person) told me just yesterday “You never know when a person who’s not a bold name, will become one and with a relationship in place your set.”The panel included Leslie Greif, Mark Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Rosenthal, Ernie Vecchione, Jules Lichtman, Actress Rebecca Creskoff, Derek Dressler, Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director GPFO, Tony Danza, and Jeffrey D. Erb is the CEO of Feverpitch Pictures and co-president of Framelight Productions.
Discusses the various forms of a reality show with Leslie Greif, Tony Danza and Rebecca Creskoff
How did It’s Sunny in Philadelphia come about?
The event concluded with a press conference announcing the winners of four awards, including Best Feature-length Screenplay, a grand prize award that fetched screenwriter Tim Turner $10,000 for his screenplay “Sweet Jane.” Later he quipped that the weeping women in the audience was his very excited Italian mom.
Leslie Greif (left) is one the most prolific writer/director/producers in the business, and has worked on motion pictures and television projects in virtually every genre over the past 25 years. Greif is co-creator and executive producer of Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, now entering it’s fifth season on the A&E network. He was one of the original “Sweathogs” on Welcome Back Kotter, which probably inspired him to help develop the Tony Danza vehicle “Teacher”.
Ernie Vecchione, Jules Lichtman,
Happy Birthday Danny DeVito tomorrow
When Danny DeVito met Kaitlin Olson he complimented her breasts in a pervy way for about 5 mins, did the scene and not until after wards did he tell her he was getting prepared to become that character.
Dena Robbins and Joan Bressler , both of the GPFO. This event is Joan’s baby and she puts in a lot of hard work for an entire year to make it the success it is today. Well done Joan, the event was fantastic, informative and well attended.
“Shoot in Philadelphia” (SIP), sponsored by GPFO, is a worldwide competition open to screenwriters who submit a feature-length screenplay or an original TV pilot length screenplay to be shot in the Greater Philadelphia region.