Debra Markowitz - 50s+, Film Commissioner, LIIFE Film Festival Founder whose making waves in the indie world!
Debra Markowitz started her career in the film industry when she created the Nassau County Film Office in 1989. She grew it to become the busiest film commission in New York State, second only to NYC, for most of it's existence. This past year, she has booked two long-term TV productions which will bring millions of dollars of direct economic impact to Nassau County, and billions of indirect impact.
Debra is one of the co-founders of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) which is heading into its 23 year, July 10 - 16, 2020. (www.longislandfilm.com)
Debra began casting and producing movies for other directors in 2013, and later that year, made her directorial debut with the award-winning short film, The Last Taxi Driver, starring Robert Clohessy of Blue Bloods fame.
Since then, Debra and written and directed many other projects for herself and others.
Her feature film, The Only Woman in the World, miniseries Couple of Guys, and short films Gem and the Photo Op, and Living Like Kings are in post production. She is in preproduction on short films Just Look Into My Eyes and Confidant.
As she continues to raise more money for Couple of Guys, she adds more episodes to her slate of projects.
Her Christmas script, Porter's Way Christmas, is making the rounds with production companies that have shown interest in producing it.
As always, Debra continues writing with the Couple of Guys miniseries, Drivers: One Month to Christmas, and feature film, Therapist as her current projects.
Debra is always interested in finding producers and investors for her movies, and if you're interested in getting involved in that capacity, please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.