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New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

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 his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...

Celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day with Deke Sharon Mentoring New Jersey’s Next Generation of Singers

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 day receiving choral and quartet instruction from a capella pros. The day ...

“Fitness for Mind & Body Expo” at Totowa Public Library Shows Connection Between Good Mental and Physical Health

TOTOWA, NJ -- On Saturday, April 6, at the Totowa Public Library, The Anxiety & Depression Initiative presented the “Fitness for Mind and Body Expo,” to provide opportunities for the local community to discover ways to be physically active in order to support wellness of both the body and mind.

“The Anxiety & Depression Initiative’s mission is to promote ...

Keith Armonaitis & Heather O’Scanlon Discuss Premiere of New Film, "Be Home Soon"

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 at this year’s GSFF, held again in Asbury Park.

Be Home Soon is also the directorial ...

“Burning Kentucky” Captures Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival

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 to wait for people to give me a job, so I made my own ...

Film Producer with New Jersey Roots Brings “The Bird Catcher” to the 2019 Garden State Film Festival

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 festival.

“The Garden State Film Festival is near and dear to me because I was born and ...

New Jersey Film Tax Incentives are Highlighted at 2019 Garden State Film Festival

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 revived the New Jersey film tax credit as a five year, $75 million program. Additional filmmaker ...

The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival Kicks Off this Weekend in Asbury Park

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 Raver, Co-founder of the festival. “Thomas Edison invented the film industry ...

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