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Sean O'Brien, left, and BD Anthony in Prospect Park

B.D. Anthony of Middletown, featured in Animal Planet's ‘Monsters Inside Me’

BROOKLYN (January 6) - Filmed in Sept of 2013 in Brooklyn, the segment ("I almost killed my baby!") aired on December 17th, but will replay this month.  BD plays a southern construction worker that falls prey to 'Lung fluke' after eating a raw crawfish, while on a fishing trip with a bunch of his buddies.  (Sean O'Brien of Chester, NY plays one of his buddies who goads him into swallowing the crayfish.)

Both BD and Sean are graduates of the Acting Anyone Academy and are managed by MaxforManagement (both divisions of Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc.),  located  in  Goshen, NY. They have studied the Meisner Method under the direction of David Patrick Wilson.

You can catch the segment, ("I almost killed my baby!") on the upcoming Animal Planet, 'Monsters Inside Me' marathon, scheduled to air in January.


DCC teams with St. Peter’s School to offer Kindermusik classes

POUGHKEEPSIE (November 18) – The Music School at Dutchess Community College – part of the College’s Office of Community Services and Special Programs – is collaborating with St. Peter’s School in Hyde Park to offer Kindermusik classes for young children and families.

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WFF announces Peter Bogdanovich as recipient of 2013 honorary Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award

WOODSTOCK (August 26) – Acclaimed director, actor, producer, film historian and writer Peter Bogdanovich will receive the honorary Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival (WFF). The award will be presented to Bogdanovich on Saturday, October 5 at the annual Maverick Awards Gala at Backstage Studio Productions in his hometown of Kingston, NY. In addition to accepting this honor, Bogdanovich will star in the film Cold Turkey by Will Slocombe, which will make its New York premiere at this year's festival. Bogdanovich will also participate in a special talk separate from the screening.

"To have Peter Bogdanovich come to the Woodstock Film Festival and accept this award at our annual Maverick Awards Gala in Kingston is particularly meaningful, not just to us at the festival but to the local community as well," said Meira Blaustein, co-founder and executive director of the festival. "Peter was born here and, in many ways, this is a special homecoming for one of America's most prolific and influential directors."

Boasting a career that has spanned over five decades, Peter Bogdanovich will be honored with WFF’s Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his vast contributions to the directing world as well as his extensive achievements as a film historian, actor, producer, writer and former film critic. The Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to honor Bogdanovich with this prestigious award and looks forward to his upcoming appearance at the 14th annual event.

The Maverick Gala will take place on October 5 at Backstage Studio Productions inThe ideal candidate for WFF’s honorary award, Bogdanovich’s achievements are challenging to summarize given the extensive nature of his success and involvement in the entertainment industry. Peter Bogdanovich was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971). He currently discusses past films and their filmmakers online at Blogdanovich.

One of Bogdanovich’s most recent starring roles is in Will Slocombe’s feature film and Official WFF 2013 Selection, Cold Turkey. The film tells of an eccentric Thanksgiving get-together for the Turner family, presided over by eminent scholar and patriarch, Poppy (Bogdanovich), which turns into a train wreck when his “insane” daughter Nina pays her first visit home after 15 years. A big messy dramedy, the film stars Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines along with Ashton Holmes, Alicia Witt and Sonya Walger. Kingston in front of over 500 independent filmmakers, industry professionals and guests in attendance. Bogdanovich will join Mira Nair among this year's notable honorary award recipients. To purchase tickets for this year's Gala event, please click HERE.

This year's festival will take place from October 2-6 in Woodstock, NY and the neighboring towns of Kingston, Saugerties, Rhinebeck and Rosendale. Stay tuned for the announcement of additional honorary award recipients as well as more news on the upcoming festival events and lineup by following WFF on social media as well as keeping up to date with the official website at



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