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Nelson Page, Chairman 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. Term expires: 2015.
Tom Meyers,
Executive Director
Executive Director of the FLFC and Director of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Tom Meyers is a former Fort Lee Councilman, founder of the Fort Lee Film Commission, founder of the Fort Lee Historic Committee, and a member of the Fort Lee Historical Society.
Councilman Armand Pohan

Borough Council liaison Armand Pohan has a deep appreciation for the value of Fort Lee's film history and has worked to incorporate that history into Fort Lee's future via the saving of the historic film site "Rambo's Saloon" on First Street through the Fort Lee Housing Authority purchase of the property at no cost to taxpayers. Councilman Pohan also worked to incorporate the creation of a single screen cinema and a film museum as part of the developer's agreement for the billion dollar project being constructed on Main Street.

Richard Koszarski,
Secretary
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). In October 2001, Mr. Koszarski represented the Commission at the Pordenone Film Festival in Italy, which screened a number of D.W. Griffith’s films shot in Fort Lee in 1911, including his civil war epic The Battle. Term expires: 2015.
Donna Brennan 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. Term expires: 2014.
Marc Perez Mr. Perez’s company, Inside Reel Productions, L.L.C., operates a web site on digital filmmaking, The Inside Reel, and is currently producing a series of PBS documentaries on digital filmmaking and the history of film. Inside Reel’s office is located in the Coytesville section of Fort Lee–just around the block from the old Champion/IMP/Universal Studio building, and across the street from where D.W. Griffith shot The New York Hat starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish. Term expires: 2014.
Gary Donatelli 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.
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Eric Nelsen Palisades Interstate Park curator, Mr. Nelsen is the PIP’s liaison to the FLFC. Representing the PIP as co-sponsor of the Cliffhanger Film Festivals, he assists the Commission in its program development and film subject selection. In 2001, Mr. Nelsen produced a documentary entitled New Deal for the Palisades, which includes archival footage showing the birth, construction, and growth of the PIP from 1900 through World War II.
Christina Kotlar Christina Kotlar is the Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Festival Director. She is an independent writer / director / producer in the New York / Washington DC area. With a background in photography and art direction, she began writing and producing projects for local cable TV, nonprofit organizations and corporate communications. Currently, she founded and produces weekly podcasts "Film Festival Reviews", looking at film festivals and the independent film industry worldwide. Christina is also representing the Fort Lee Film Commission with New York Women in Film and TV in our effort to gain entry into the Director's Guild of America for the first woman film director and studio owner, Alice Guy Blache. Alice Guy Blache owned and operated Solax Studio in Fort Lee from 1912 through World War I.


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