Long Island Pulse Kicks off Their May Issue on Health and Wellness
(Long Island, N.Y.) Long Island Pulse Magazine held its kick-off event for its May 2010 Health, Wellness and Fitness issue at the recently opened Two Steak & Sushi Den Restaurant in New Hyde Park, Long Island. The evening, hosted by Publisher Nada Marjanovich, brought together some of Long Island's most prominent society members along with those from the world of entertainment, publishing, fashion, and media.
Glamorous Nada Marjanovich, Publisher and Editor of Long Island Pulse Magazine (www.lipulse.com) established the publication in 2005. Nada's passion for writing began in her childhood writing poetry and fiction.
LI Pulse features art, entertainment, fashion, dining, business and lifestyles on Long Island. At the event, I had the pleasure of interviewing LPN, Certified Laser Technician and Medical Consultant Camille Morrison.
Ms. Morrison holds a B.S. in Health Science & Community Health Education from Hunter College, New York City. Camille has worked extensively in the division of Women's Health for over 20 years. Camille is currently working as the director of business development and marketing for Vita Ageless Medical Aesthetics in Roslyn, NY. As owner, she tirelessly works as a full-service business consultant for her company, CM Consulting. Her firm enables healthcare professionals to succeed in developing state-of-the-art, profitable medical spas and wellness centers. She works endlessly with health care practioners bringing a business component to their medical practices. Her aesthetic and medical spa background spans over eight years of medical spa business including training, education, marketing, and increasing revenue through sales management. Ms. Morrison has been a guest lecturer and educator for many companies throughout New York, and her passion is striving to stay informed about all new developments in the field of aesthetics, health, fitness and wellness. During our interview she expressed, "I pretty much educate and help empower women in the Medical Spa Industry about looking and feeling their best."
To learn more about Camille Morrison please visit www.lipromotiongroup.com
I also had a chance to interview one of the most influential women on Long Island, Location Scout Debbie Regan.
Debbie Regan has been involved in the film and print industries for over seventeen years. Her company, Debbie Regan Locations, scouts out 3,000 premier locations for Film, Photo, TV, Video, Webisodes, Print, and Events on Long Island from Westbury to the Hamptons. Debbie Regan's roster of clients include film stars such as Robert DiNiro, Woody Allen and Jeff Bridges to musical chart entertainers Ashanti and Busta Rhymes to blue chip firms like Dell Computers and Budweiser.
For the past five years her company has flourished significantly. "My business has grown by leaps and bounds," confessed Debbie.
Her residential locations for film include historical Victorian mansions to regular, middle class, neighborhood houses. "It all started when I gave my husband an aerial photograph of our home as a gift," revealed Debbie. During our interview she chatted about her latest project shooting the film "The Oranges" directed by Julian Farino, which is being shot in her Old Westbury one hundred year old house. Known as the "Mansion Lady," Debbie goes on to say that "Her house was just perfect for the shoot." After buying her own historical home a photographer informed her that her house would be an ideal location for filming movies and commercial print ads for bridal magazines. "The photographer was curious if I had a friend with a different style house for her to use as a setting on a shoot," Debbie revealed. She decided to start a business connecting old acquaintances with the movie and entertainment industry.
On a typical day a homeowner that donates their home for a film shoot can bring in anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 if their house is selected. Film and television productions can go for weeks on end. Commercial shoots can take one day to three days and magazine print shoots can film for one full day.
Recently entitled a "Workforce Builder" an award presented by the Long Island Works Coalition recognizes Ms. Regan's mission in prospering the local economy through the film industry. The film and media industry employs 75,000 people in the tri-state area and supplies funds to local businesses such as restaurants, pizza places, landscapers and hotels. Businesses such as these can benefit and increase revenue by a film or print shoot.
Ms. Regan also contributes her time on the Industry Advisory Board for the Jericho School District. She educates and informs students by bringing them to shoots, and devotes her time significantly to lecturing in the classroom. She willingly donated two professional cameras to Roosevelt Schools for use in a speech writing class and recently brought a group of eager students to a film shoot for EA Sports. EA Sports is a video game firm that was shooting a commercial with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Webber and Steve Francis.
If you are considering listing your home for a location shoot please visit www.debbiereganlocations.com
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