Sunday, December 21, 2014

Today at WILLY-GILLY!: At Last! Congress finally does something GREAT!!!

Today at WILLY-GILLY!: At Last! Congress finally does something GREAT!!!: HOORAY!!! We just got really good news this morning! Congress finally approved the 181C deduction for Independent Films!!!  What doe...

At Last! Congress finally does something GREAT!!!


HOORAY!!!
We just got really good news this morning!
Congress finally approved the 181C deduction for Independent Films!!!  What does that mean?  If you attended our November 20th event, "The Bigger Picture", you would know that it means potentially huge tax benefits for many Americans holding too much cash at the end of the year.   If you weren't there, NO WORRIES!  Here is the scoop!
Anyone who invests in Independent Film will receive a federal deduction up to 15M (with a 3-year loss carry forward)!  It is a win/win.  If you, your company or any of your associates needs a federal deduction before the end of the year, have them contact us immediately.  We have film packages designed just for you!
On top of the federal deduction, we will be shooting these films in New York State, which means an additional 30% rebate from the State for the "hard costs" of making the film AND changes in the accounting proceedures make it possible to receive your credits right away.
Not only can you get the deduction, you can get the rebate!
Now is the time.  Catch it before it runs out at midnight on 12/31/14
info@willygilly.com
845.294.7500


Note: This is not a solicitation to invest.  As always, with any such opportunity you should  consult a tax professional.


http://willygilly.com/at-last-congress-finally-does-something-great

Friday, November 7, 2014

"THE BIGGER PICTURE"

                                                            


 

                                                                        “THE BIGGER PICTURE”

                                                      
Symposium on Major Industry Investment

                                           Film and TV Poised  to Come to Orange County

 Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc., in association with The Castle Event Center in Chester, NY, will host local professionals as they join together to present opportunities for Orange County  residents.

Vikas Varma, Esq. of 'de Ramon-Crush' law firm in Fishkill, NY will join us of W-GPI, Jon Van Cott and Ron DeBellis of Debellis, Van Cott and Associates, PC, both CPAs in  Goshen, NY, along with James Rotondo, MBA, a Financial Consultant and Director of Finance for Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. from Warwick, NY to present some truly amazing facts about Entertainment and Media (E&M). This distinguished panel will detail a broad range of possibilities for Orange County residents, their financial and legal advisors on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

"When looking for your ship to come in, you better make darn sure that you have an anchor to keep it there once it's landed, even if you have to forge one yourself!" David Patrick Wilson

It seems that everyone is waiting for that fateful day when the next 'big thing' arrives, that 'thing' that is going to make everybody happy, everybody rich, everybody famous. We all want to enjoy the benefits and experience the rewards of something new, exciting and extremely lucrative.

However, seldom do you hear of anyone sufficiently preparing and positioning themselves to secure that great opportunity when it arrives.  Such is the case here in Orange County, where things are rapidly changing for the better and the possibilities to engage in such great good fortune abound.

 Are you ready or will you let this moment pass you by?



Here at Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc., we have been espousing the gospel of American Entertainment and Media (E&M) for the past five (5) years.  We have been constantly touting the many virtues of a constantly growing industry, filled with almost overwhelming opportunities.

This Two Trillion Dollar (That's $2,000,000,000,000!) industry brings potential gains that can obliterate local unemployment and underemployment, as well as stem the attrition of young, ambitious, creative talent, who are leaving the region due to lack of lifelong career supports.  The E&M industry is poised to pounce on Orange County in grand fashion and at a magnitude that almost defies description.

For every individual, regardless of age, experience, background or economic standing, it will mean the massive expansion of the local economy, thousands of jobs and a potential deep reduction in property and individual taxes. In fact, we see 'The Orange Triangle' as, 'the end of the rainbow!' We believe that we are literally living in a potential pot of gold!

Far-fetched?! Over-the-top?! Too-Good-to-be-true?! If you have any interest in seeing for yourself how vast the opportunities can be, join us and our panel of experts:

        Attorney: Vikas Varma, Esq.
        Accountant: Jon Van Cott, CPA
        Business consultant: James Rotondo, MBA
        Producer: Nan Gill-Wilson
        Writer/Director - David Patrick Wilson

WHERE: The Castle Event Center, 109 Brookside Ave. (Rte. 17M), Chester, NY
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014; 6:30-8:30pm
WHAT: A refreshing, informative, honest look at what is coming for you, your business, your friends and your family.
WHY: Because it's time to enjoy all of the benefits of these financial and cultural phenomena and the opportunities that are unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Refreshments provided.  Open Bar.

All tickets $15 in advance.  ($20 at the door.)
Call - 845.294.7500
or email
info@willygilly.com

 http://willygilly.com/symposium-on-major-industry-investment


 Photo
 Back Left to Right:
David Wilson, Ron DeBellis, Jon Van Cott, James Rotondo
Front:  Nan Gill-Wilson

Friday, August 22, 2014


WoW Combat

A One Day Stage Combat Class



Willy- Gilly Productions of Goshen, NY, announces the formation of a stage combat class.  In accordance with their commitment to train local residents to ready them for entrance into the film and television industry, WGP announces WoW Combat: one day stage combat class includes unarmed and swordplay.

The workshops will take place 10 AM to 1 PM on September 13, 2014 at Saint James Church, Goshen, NY. Classes will include learn how to  simply and safely stage and perform simulated combat, using dance techniques and martial arts exercises to create the illusion of actual fighting.

This stage combat class is incredibly priced at $ 75.00.

Other classes for youth and adults are being formed for acting, voice, and film production.

Willy-Gilly Productions is a full-service, ‘state-of-the-art’ film, TV, and live stage production company with offices in Goshen, NY, and Tarpon Spring, Florida. They are producers of the feature film “Collar”, the documentary for the Hambletonian Marathon, as well as the talk shows “Empowering Women Everywhere and “My Nigeria”.

For more information on upcoming classes and projects, please contact them directly at (845)-294-7500 or info@willygilly.com




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Best is Yet to Come


WOW! How time flies when you’re having fun! Last Sunday (August 17, 2014) marked the 5th Anniversary of Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. We are most grateful to still be in ‘the big (and still growing) game,’ given all of the events that have transpired since we first opened our doors in 2009. We have endured failed major funders, dishonest investors, insincere officials, corrupt theater operators, inept local administrators, public misinformation and the worst economy in nearly a century. Nonetheless, we remain committed to bringing the nearly  $2 Trillion Entertainment and Media industry to the Hudson Valley in a very BIG way, despite the growing efforts by Hollywood to crush the Independent Spirit through massive consolidation and collusion. We look forward to making some HUGE announcements in the coming months, regarding new ‘state of art’ facilities development, our productions and distribution that will potentially bring thousands of sustainable jobs and Billions of dollars in revenue to the region. Our first thanks go to God for His endless blessings and then, to ALL of the many good people who have worked with us and supported our efforts over these early years. To everyone out there, like the ‘chairman of the board,’ ‘old blue eyes,’ Frank Sinatra so beautifully crooned, “The best is yet to come!” Stay tuned! ‘Nuff said! €8-.D

Greetings from Willy Gilly Productions Our mission, build the Independent film and television industry in New York's Hudson Valley. If you'd like to continue receiving an occasional update about our films in production, acting and technical training, as well as community support, please sign up at our new website's contact form. 


Thank you for you interest in and support of Independent Film production.

Nan and David

http://willygilly.com/the-best-is-yet-to-come

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Week of Wonder"



Take Action! Summer Acting 
 Camp for Young Adults    
     "Week of Wonder"        
                     Coming Soon                      Only $195

Does your child have a passion for acting?

Do you live within the Hudson Valley region?

Do you want your child to learn useful acting techniques from a professional acting coach that learned from a master?

Then, Willy-Gilly Productions' "Week of Wonder" is the right fit for you!

Willy- Gilly Productions is pleased to announce the formation of an intensive summer programs for young adults.  Giving their long-standing commitment to train local residents to ready them for entrance into the film and television industry, WGP announces, “Week of Wonder” for young adults (Group A: 8-11) and (Group B: 12-18).

The workshops will be held at St James Episcopal Church located at 1 Saint James Place, Goshen, NY, 10924

Classes are at 9:30am to 12:30pm on July 21, 2014 through July 26, 2014. They will include;

  • Basic Acting (Meisner Method)
  • Voice (Seth Riggs, American Idol)
  • Movement (Modern, Stage)
  • Stage Combat (Classical, Contemporary)
  • Make-up & Wardrobe (Stage & screen)
  • Camera Monologues (Audition)

Each participant will receive a DVD with their on camera monologue edited and ready for job submission.

Additional fall classes for youth and adults are being formed for acting, voice, and film production.

Willy-Gilly Productions is a full-service state of the art film, TV, and live stage production company with offices in Goshen, NY and Tarpon Spring, Florida. They are producers of the feature film “Collar”, the documentary for the Hambletonian Marathon, as well as talk shows, including “Empowering Women Everywhere” and “My Nigeria”. 



Greetings from Willy Gilly Productions. Our mission is to build the Independent film and television industry in New York’s HudsonValley. If you’d like to continue receiving an occasional update about our films in production, acting and technical training, as well as community support, please sign up at our new website’s contact form.

Thank you for you interest in and support of Independent Film production.
Nan and David





Friday, June 13, 2014

Economic Reality Symposium


RECAP ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC REALITY SYMPOSIUM
REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM ROCKS!!!
RECAP (Regional Economic Community Action Program) is pleased to invite you to a FREE and exciting symposium to take place at the Salvation Army, 234 Van Ness Street, Newburgh, NY on June 17, 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The Economic Reality of the Hudson Valley Symposium is a joint effort of NYSCAA (New York State Community Action Association), RECAP and its sponsor Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. The goal of this symposium is to unite the communities in New York State by working together to share information, build capacity, encourage effective policies and maximize resources. The NYSCAA staff will present a program entitled “From Poverty to Opportunity”.
The speakers will consist of Jose Vasquez, Lead Pastor of Church At The Bridge, Vails Gate, NY; Tiombe Tallie Carter, founder of Tallie Carter Law located in Newburgh, New York; Rabbi Schwab, religious leader of Temple Sinai in Middletown, NY; Nadia Allen, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.; Dr. Karlene Barrett, Director of RECAP’s Outpatient Rehab Treatment Program and Ariel Tavares of RECAP leader in the fight against food insecurity in the Hudson Valley.
The event is FREE and open to the general public. All are welcome.
The Regional Economic Community Action Program is a not-for-profit, anti-poverty organization, determined to assist Orange Country’s low-income residents meet their fundamental needs by taking a proactive stance in combating the symptoms of poverty. RECAP gives people the power to identify problems affecting their communities and resources to bring about change. RECAP has grown to include creative programs in the fields of addiction treatment, job training, energy conservation, nutrition assistance and more. Just recently RECAP sponsored a Musical Evening of Choral Delight which was a joint concert of the Newark Boys Choir, the Middletown High School Men’s Chorus and the Middletown High School Chamber Singers. For more information on RECAP and upcoming programs, please call (845) 342-5380 or email Mstarling@recap.org

Greetings from Willy Gilly Productions. Our mission is to build the Independent film and television industry in New York’s HudsonValley. If you’d like to continue receiving an occasional update about our films in production, acting and technical training, as well as community support, please sign up at our new website’s contact form.
Thank you for you interest in and support of Independent Film production.
Nan and David
Photos:
Photo 1: Left to Right
Noel Spencer, President of Spencers Financial Services, Charles J. Darden, Executive Director of RECAP, Donald Morris, Music Director of the Newark Boys Choir and George Davey, Accompanist for the Newark Boys Choir meet at the Microtel Inn and Suites in Middletown, NY in preparation for a joint concert with the Middletown High School Men’s Chorus and the Middletown High School Chamber Singers hosted by RECAP on 3/20/14 at the Middletown High School
Photo 2:
Joint meeting of the Newark Boys Choir, Noel Spencer, Charles J. Darden, Executive Director of RECAP and Donald G. Morris, Musical Director at the Microtel Inn and Suites in Middletown, NY
http://willygilly.com/economic-reality-symposium 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Film Production Class

Have you ever wanted to produce your own videos for the web?
Are you ready to advertise on TV, but don’t know what makes a good commercial?

Learn the techniques necessary to make your video’s pop!

Willy-Gilly Productions is commencing it’s first ever class on Film Production.

Learn from an Industry Professional

Learn how to:

  • Engage a project
  • Break down what you need to tell the story
  • Aspects and Jobs involved in story production
  • Storyboarding
  • Pre-Production Techniques
  • Casting
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Rolling the Camera and Getting the Shot

8 – 1 hour sessions  only $195.00

845.294.7500









http://willygilly.com/film-production-class

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Is Here!!! (Except for those occasional 30 degree nights!!!)

Spring is here (except for those occasional 30 degree nights)! 

Spring is here and so is William Esper’s new book, “An Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character” with introduction by Patricia Heaton (Home Improvement.) 

The William Esper Studio located at 208 W. 37th Street in Manhattan has been named one of the top 25 acting schools in the world.  Before opening his school, he was Sanford Meisner’s protégé and the heir apparent of The Neighborhood Playhouse’ Acting Program.


What does all this mean to the Hudson Valley?

It means that the Hudson Valley has local access to this world-renowned method of acting right here in our own back yard!

At the “Acting Anyone Academy” in Goshen, New York, Master Actor David Patrick Wilson studied hundreds of hours with BOTH Sanford Meisner and William Esper. 

New classes are forming at the Acting Anyone Academy in the authentic “Meisner Method”.  If you are interested in a professional career in acting or if your children show an exceptional natural talent, don’t miss out on your opportunity to study with a “Master” of this technique who has proven its value in the marketplace.

David’s career includes “The 7Ups”, “Grey Lady Down”, “Eddie and the Cruisers”, “Magnum PI” , “Dallas the Early Years”, a TV series with Ed Asner entitled “The Bronx Zoo”, “Coins in the Fountain” with Lonnie Anderson, “Unspeakable Acts” and “Collar” with Tom Sizemore, Rebecca DeMornay and Richard Roundtree to name just a few.  You can find out more at his IMDB site:


In addition to being blessed with great acting teachers, David was likewise graced to study voice with one of the legends of voice training, Seth Riggs. His “Speech Level Singing”, technique has proven to be the healthiest way to work as a singer.  Seth trained Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Julio Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Bernadette Peters and all of the American Idol Singers (i.e. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Stoddard, etc.).  David works with his voice clients privately at the offices of Willy-Gilly Productions, 222 Greenwich Avenue, Goshen, NY   10924.

Level 1 Adult Classes, Level 1 Youth Classes (8-11 years old), Level 1 Young Adult Classes (12-17 years old) as well as Production Classes will be starting soon in the fellowship hall at St. James Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY.

Some private spots are available for “Speech Level Singing”.

If you have ever had any thought about seriously pursuing developing you gifts, here is a rare opportunity to take full advantage of everything that “Acting Anyone Academy” has to offer.

Don’t miss out.  Call to reserve your place.  (845) 294-7500.


http://willygilly.com/spring-is-here-except-for-those-occasional-30-degree-nights

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Fling!

SPRING INTO ACTION! ACT NOW! ONE MORE WEEK before our FREE Acting Anyone workshop to be held from 10:30a to Noon on April 12, 2014 at THE VENUE, 3142 Rte. 207 in beautiful, scenic Campbell Hall, NY. Come and join us to have what just may be a life changing experience. Learn about 'The Meisner Method' of acting, Seth Riggs' 'Singing for the Stars' (he trains ALL of the American Idol singers) and all the careers available in front of and behind the scenes. Here's your opportunity to get some 'tools' that can create 'breakthroughs' everywhere in your life, whether you are young or old. LIMITED SEATING! It's filling up fast. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact us at: www.acting
anyone.com and click on 'Free workshop.' Or, call us (845) 294-7500. We are truly excited about seeing you there and having a real, 'Spring fling!'

Greetings from Willy Gilly Productions, our mission, build the Independent film and television industry in New York's Hudson Valley. If you'd like to continue receiving an occasional update about our films in production, acting and technical training, please sign up at our new website's contact form. 

Thank you for you interest in and support of Independent Film production.
Nan and David



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PSH, RIP!

I have been waiting for the initial shock to dull into numbness before weighing in on Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'suicide.' I say suicide because Philip knew what he was doing and where it would inevitably lead, should he 'pick up and use.' (Those are terms that every addict and alcoholic understands. I know because I have been working a program of recovery for 27 years, this month. )

I can say, "Philip knew!" because that's where we met more than two decades ago. His name was only, 'Philip' back then. He had not added the other appellation, yet. Then again, my name was only 'David!' I've since added my middle name, as well. I've added a lot of things to my life, since then. I've subtracted even more. But, those things that I gave up were unnecessary, some quite damaging. What I kept has made life much simpler, much kinder and more joyful.  I guess Phil, for all of his brilliance, couldn't get that. It happens. 

When I met him he was a serious, introspective and very frightened young actor. I think it was at a musicians meeting in Venice Beach. Or, maybe it was an NA in Beverly Hills. I qualified for all of them, CA, NA, AA, SA! You name it, I was doing it! 

At that time, I had about 5 years. He was a ' newcomer' and was scared shitless. He would probably have been served better if he held on to some of that reverential fear. I could have saved his life. It has saved mine, many times. I guess he figured he could handle it, now. After all, he was a 'Star,' now. Not just some 'wannabe' with a budding substance issue. He obviously didn't take this cunning, baffling disease seriously enough.  This 'Jones' is the one neighbor you definitely don't want moving into your 'Hood!' Especially now! That shit he jacked must have been too hot!

The 'good goods' our boys and girls in 'red, white and blues' are muling back in their 'ditty bags' from 'The Big A' (I'm talking Afghanistan here, not Manhattan!), makes the 'Blue Cheer' that Frank Lucas was 'body bagging' back from 'Nam, when I lived up on 138th and Lenox, look like your mamma's laundry detergent!  If you think these kids are doing '5 bits in the zone' because they love kicking Taliban ass or thumping Al Queda butt, you got another thing coming! 

Contrary to what the jive ass turkeys in Washington are laying down, this 'horse' ain't riding up from ole Mexico either, compadre. It's rolling in from those kids doing multiple tours in the number one heroine producing country in the world. That's right, kimosabe! Before the smoke cleared from our 'carpet bombing' of the Taliban in '03, the poppies were back in the fields! We are talking by the ton! If you think I don't know what I'm talking about, why not ask our Olympic hosts what really brought down the 'Evil Empire,' back in '86! It wasn't 'Cowboy Ronnie,' or his 'Star Wars Initiative' bullshit! It wasn't the 'Arms Race!' It was 'Afghani Pearl,' that bitch! She was being dragged back to Moscow's streets by kids carrying Kalichnikov's and duffle bags full of 'The White Lady!' 

(FACT: I was living in Sweden in 1984. I knew people who were trafficking snow back into Scandinavia. They were buying kilos of 100% pure heroine on the back streets of Kiev [then a Soviet province] for less than it cost to buy a liter bottle of Schnapps {Akavit} in Stockholm! )

Seymour died because he was sick and too proud and filled with himself to get the help that's available to everyone 24/7/365 (366 in 'Leap Year!'). That's a sad truth. But what is really terrifying to me is that the same thing is happening here that happened 25 years ago in the Soviet Union. Some of our soldiers (probably more than you can even imagine) are coming back from 'in country' and bringing 'the white death' home with them. 

You think I'm crazy?!  Try this on for size. They are armed and highly trained agents of destruction, compliments of Uncle Sam. But, their benevolent 'uncle' has turned his back (courtesy of a conservative Congress.) There are no jobs for most of them when they do come back. The streets are filled with punks who don't know a 'K-zone' from an 'e-zine,' but they're already hooked on 'Mother's little helpers' like 'Oxy' and 'Ex!' 

In our under-regulated, 'free market economy' where 'bling is the thing' and it doesn't matter how and where you got it, the market is there, the buyers are hungry for 'cheap meds' and the suppliers are ready and more than willing to let our own bad habits and disgruntled ex-military pull us down from the inside. IF YOU DON'T THINK IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, YOU BEST PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR TOO FAT ASS! 

Finally, I have one question for our military brass, WHO'S WATCHING THE TROOPS, WHILE YOU'RE WATCHING YOURSELVES ON THE NEWS?! And America, WHAT IN HEAVEN'S NAME ARE YOU THINKING?! Do you think the incredible increase in heroine addiction in this country is unrelated to this war? And, do you think that the unbelievably high suicide rate among Veterans of these 'conflicts' is caused by 'non-drug related' depression and PTSD?! ARE YOU EFFING SERIOUS?! A 100% INCREASE IN THE REPORTED USE OF HEROINE SINCE 2004 OUGHT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING! 

My advice is: Stop doing 'the Devil's dance!' STOP PERFORMING MEANINGLESS 'WITCH-HUNTS' ON HARMLESS BALLPLAYERS! (After all, how can they possibly hurt us? Are they going to kill somebody's stupid record for home runs? Touchdowns? Points in a single game, maybe?) LET'S START CHECKING VETS 'ROLLOUT KITS.' (These people are trained to kill and destroy !) LET 'S JUST SEE WHO'S HOLDING WHAT AND WHAT KIND OF KOOL-AID THEY'VE BEEN DRINKING, BECAUSE THAT CRAP THAT 'BIG PHARMA' SOLD AMERICA WHILE THEY WERE STILL CHILDREN ISN'T WORTH THE PISS IT TAKES TO TEST FOR IT NOW, BY COMPARISON! WAKE UP, AMERICA! SMELL THE POPPIES! 

Finally, and most importantly, God Bless America! And, God bless our overly challenged young men and women serving Him and this country in the armed forces! BRING THEM HOME! NOW!!! PLEASE, STOP THIS INSANITY!  €8-.0