“The Modern Hellenic Film Industry – A Current Case Study”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Location: The 3 West Club, 3 W 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

Join EMBCA for a compelling and informative panel discussion moderated by James DeMetro the Director of the New York City Greek Film Festival , with two film shorts written and acted by Zina Wilde (Anaplioti) an actress known for her work on “Billions” and “Madoff”.


James DeMetro (Takis Hadzidimitriou) is a life-long New Yorker. He has taught composition and literature for nearly fifty years at Bronx Community College of The City University of New York and currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus. He is the founding director of the New York City Greek Film Festival and works to promote Greek cinema in the U.S. He says he is a “filmhellene,” a pun he unashamedly admits stealing.


Zina Anaplioti is originally from Thessaloniki Greece. She moved to New York at the ripe age of 18 to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she got a BFA in Acting. Since then she has been acting in the New York stage and in numerous films and TV shows. Most notably she has been playing Helena on the hit show BILLIONS on SHOWTIME. She will be returning back to the show for it’s 3rd season. She has also appeared on the BLACKLIST and acted alongside Richard Dreyfuss on the mini-series MADOFF on ABC for all 4 episodes. One of her favorite experiences has been working on the indie film THE BLEEDER next to Liev Schreiber and Elizabeth Moss. The movie has gotten great critical acclaim. As a producer she is very excited to be working on her own projects. She has recently finished 3 projects that are all now being submitted to festivals. Her near future goal is to create content in Greece and mix her Greek roots with American film.

Jessica Kelly is a Casting Director.Selected Recent and Notable Films include: John Wick 2, Jackie, Don’t Think Twice, Demolition, John Wick, The Wolverine, Noah, The Other Woman, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Southpaw, Labor Day, Young Adult, Lola Versus, Precious, The Wrestler.  Selected TV: Madoff, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Believe, Zero Hour, Pan Am, Mercy. Previous Sundance films: Patti Cake$ ,The Incredible Jessica James, As You Are, People Places Things, Jacqueline Argentine, Obvious Child, Little Accidents, 2 Days in New York, Liberal Arts, Happythankyoumoreplease, Twelve, Assassination of a High School President. Upcoming and to be released feature films: Assassination Nation, An Actor Prepares, Slice, Tully, Book of Henry, Jonathan, Lizzie, Amateur.

As an actor; Clem McIntosh has appeared in a multitude of TV shows, films and off-Broadway plays. He reoccurred as “Wellman” on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and has also appeared on The Lottery, Person of Interest and most recently Hulu’s; The Path, and Netflix’s; Master of None. He also plays the lead in Giant; (a Virtual reality experience), which has recently played at many festivals including Sundance and Cannes. Along with acting Clem also produces and directs his own content, and he is currently in post-production on 8 different short films. Last year, he appeared in and Produced the comedy feature; Ghost Team; starring Jon Heder and Justin Long, which was theatrically released and purchased by the Orchard.


This event has a general admission fee of $20.




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