Film, Music, and the Arts Top Stories

April 14, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Frank Calo and Cameron Ring about their upcoming film, Awesome Gal, a story of a girl and a horse both escaping abusive situations and embarking on a new journey together. Cameron Ring, Actor and Co-Producer of Awesome Gal, was working in politics when he ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Deke Sharon, considered the “father of contemporary a cappella,” joined New Jersey’s top choral experts at James Caldwell High School for the annual Jersey Harmony Explosion festival, held every winter. High school and middle school students from across New Jersey spent the ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Be Home Soon, an official selection of the 2019 Garden State Film Festival, focuses on a day in the life of a woman as she prepares for her husband to come home. TAPintoTV spoke with Writer/Director Keith Armonaitis and Actor Heather O’Scanlon about the world premiere of the film ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Burning Kentucky, the brainchild of Writer-Producer-Director Bethany Brooke Anderson, received the award for “Best Narrative Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival this year. “I’m from Kentucky, and I was acting for years in L.A.,” said Anderson. “I just didn’t want ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Writer Drew Henriksen won the highly anticipated 2019 Screenplay Competition at the Garden State Film Festival this year. TAPintoTV spoke to Henriksen about his winning screenplay, “A Brooklyn Christmas,” as well as the process of watching it performed live at the ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Comedian John Poveromo spoke with TAPintoTV about his hosting gig at this year’s Garden State Film Festival, along with his experience as a working stand-up performer and comedy writer. His brand of comedy has been described as “the perfect blend of self-deprecation and ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAP into TV spoke with André Joseph and Milan Lazistan, entrants in the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The two collaborated on “Music at Midnight,” a music video Joseph directed based on a song and concept by Lazistan. Lazistan, originally from North Plainfield, NJ, received ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This year, the Garden State Film Festival board selected The Bird Catcher to be shown at the festival’s opening night gala. TAPintoTV spoke with one of the producers of The Bird Catcher, Lisa Black, a New Jersey native, about the film and her experience at this year’s ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- David W. Schoner, Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Film & TV Commission, spoke with TAPintoTV at this year’s Garden State Film Festival about the new state tax incentive programs available to filmmakers and producers. Last year, the Murphy Administration ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This year’s Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is underway this weekend in Asbury Park. The festival began on March 27, and will run through Sunday, March 31. Over 245 films will be presented at over 60 events during these five days. “This is where it was all born,” said Diane ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- You may think of The GRAMMYs as an awards ceremony honoring the music industry, but did you also know that there are GRAMMY Museums located around the country, and one is right here in New Jersey? The GRAMMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center, located in Newark, is the ...

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