FORT LEE FILM COMMISSION
Chairman of the Fort Lee Film Commission, Mr. Page is a movie theater owner, President of the American Theater Organ Society, and Chairman of the Lake Placid Film Festival.
Executive Director of the FLFC and Director of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Tom Meyers worked at both the NBC News and ABC News archive, is a former Fort Lee Councilman, founder of the Fort Lee Film Commission, founder of the Fort Lee Historic and Preservation Commission where he serves as Chair, and is the Executive Director of the Barrymore Film Center.
He is the third generation of his family involved in the film industry. His grandmother was a film cutter for Eclair Studio in Fort Lee, his grandfather worked in the vaults of Fox Studio in Fort Lee and his mother and uncles worked for Consolidated Film Industries in Fort Lee. Tom has been appointed by the Fort Lee Mayor and Council as Borough Historian.
Councilman Paul K. Yoon
Borough Council Liaison
Paul Yoon is a Partner at the law firm Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli. Paul’s legal career has taken him from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to work as a Special Assistant to Washington D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Paul is active with numerous community organizations and he is past President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey and the Korean American Association of Fort Lee. Paul is working with Mayor Sokolich, his Council colleagues and the Fort Lee Film Commission to make the soon to be built Barrymore Film Center a reality and one of the premiere film centers in the nation.
A Rutgers University professor, Mr. Koszarski is a film scholar and author. Among his works is Von: The Life and Films of Erich von Stroheim (Limelight, 2001). He is the author of ten books, including Fort Lee, the Film Town and Hollywood on the Hudson, and was awarded the Prix Jean Mitry by the Pordenone Silent Film festival for his contributions to silent film scholarship. He was associated with the Museum of the Moving Image for twenty years in such capacities as Chief Curator and Head of Collections and Exhibitions, and is the founder and editor emeritus of Film History: An International Journal.
Drake Stutesman edits the peer-reviewed, cinema and media journal, Framework. She is an adjunct professor at New York University where she teaches theoretical film costume and co-founded the Film Costume/ conference with Nancy Deihl. She is the author of Hat: Origins, Language, Style (Reaktion Books, forthcoming 2019). Her work has been published by, among others, the British Film Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Bookforum and her subjects include millinery history, subjectivity, the 1960s, experimental literature, melodrama, film costume and silent cinema. She is writing a biography of Clare West, costume designer for D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, a monograph on milliner/couturier Mr. John and a monograph on George James Hopkins, costume and set designer for Fort Lee’s Fox studio whose long career started in 1917 as the designer of costumes and sets for Theda Bara and continued into the 1970s as a set decorator for films as diverse as Auntie Mame and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ms. Brennan is also a member of the Fort Lee Historical Society. She is a freelance photographer and her work appears in North Jersey and New York City newspapers. Ms. Brennan has been an FLFC volunteer for two years and in that time has become the official photographer of the Commission. She also collects early silent films shot in Fort Lee, her latest acquisition being The Italian Barber shot in Fort Lee by D.W. Griffith in 1910.
Gary Donatelli is a 7-time Emmy Award winning Director and Producer. Early in his career as a cameraman he won 4 Emmy awards for his work with ABC Sports. Gary also covered major news events for ABC News, such as presidential inaugurations and space shuttle events. As his career progressed, he rose from shooter to technical director and, finally, to a director of daytime dramas: Loving, Another World, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and The Bold & The Beautiful, resulting in over 1,000 cumulative hours of broadcasted work in that genre. Gary was recently a Producer on his first feature film, 23 Blast, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Heartland Film Festival and released theatrically and on Netflix, and is currently serving as both a producer and director on a documentary entitled Clearing Larry Floyd. Gary was 2nd Vice President of the Directors Guild of America, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, and author of the ABC Monday Night Football Cookbook and Restaurant Guide. Gary was instrumental in working with the Directors Guild of America and the Fort Lee Film Commission in the 2011 DGA honors for Alice Guy Blache' at the DGA Headquarters in New York City. Gary also is recipient of the 2009 Fort Lee Film Commission Alice Guy Blache' Award.
Marc co-founded Sirk Productions, with Director/Producer Kristian Fraga. In 2005, Marc Executive Produced the award-winning documentary Anytown, USA, a look at the charade of partisan politics in an increasingly polarized nation. In 2010, he produced Severe Clear (SXSW, Rome, IDA Docuweeks) based on video footage shot by members of the Marines at the outset of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He is currently Executive Producer of the documentary The Troublemaker: Behind the Scenes at the United Nations which recently made its world premiere at the Havana Film Festival. Marc’s television background has included the award-winning PBS documentary The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking and NBC Telemundo’s Tu Nite, the network’s first late night talk show. Marc directed a documentary short, The Champion, based on the town’s rich film history with the support of a public grant. In April 2018, Marc was nominated for an Emmy Award for directing The Champion. Marc also serves as Head of Creative at Sirk, managing creative for clients like consumer electronics brand Altec Lansing. Marc is also an accomplished awarding-winning director and animator, creating commercials, videos and 2D/3D animation for clients like Konami, BET, and Schumacher & Co.
The Fort Lee Film Commission's site has been relocated to the BFC website.