Bowery: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bowery: The Times They Are A-Changin'

Boutique hotels and $25 burgers make it hard for any art institution to survive, but if they have a Bowery address, it’s near impossible. Once analogous with flop houses and wet brains, the Bowery has become one of the most sought after addresses in the City. We spoke with a couple of the last holdouts of Bowery institutions, Don Holman founder of the Bowery Poetry Club and Tony Amato, founder of the Amato Opera. After a successful 60-year run Amato shuttered his doors in 2009. We were lucky to catch up with him before his retirement. Continue reading “Bowery: The Times They Are A-Changin’”

Life and Death on the A-List

tom mcbride

Released: 1996
Length: 45 minutes
Director: Jay Corcoran
Cast: Tom McBride

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This striking documentary by New York actor and playwright Jay Corcoran, details the life and death of Tom McBride, a New York actor and model dying of Progressive Multi-focal Leucoencephalopathy (PML), an AIDS-related brain disease.

McBride’s “All-American” good looks made him a familiar face in television commercials, print ads and films through the ’70s and ’80s. He even became that most emblematic of masculine images: the Winston man. For many gay men, McBride became an icon exemplifying life on the “A-List” — the whirl of sex, drugs, theme parties, and summers on Fire Island that made New York’s gay scene famous. But McBride’s glamorous life was stalked by his sexual obsession and compulsive drive.
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Hootan Mahallati, Columbia Business School, ’07, was a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Lang Fund. Here he talks about his company, rightpedal, and the impact the Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia Business School continues to have on his day to day business decisions.

How CP can help you

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From the germ of an idea to the finished product, Corcoran Productions will work with you every step of the way. From shaping the story, to shooting and editing we will provide you with video content for your presentation, website or other media needs. Whether your content is a 60-second “welcome” on your website to an on-going webisode or a 30-minute project to complement your seminar or presentation we are at your service to provide you with meaningful content that will resonate with your audience.

Corcoran Productions offers these services:

Shoot: Have an industry conference or business event you want documented? We can shoot it for you and edit the session into brief topic-specific video segments to archive on your website.

Edit: We will edit and organize what we shoot, or review your pre-existing video material and help you develop a succinct story.

Manage: Your video content in various hosting sites, on a web series and help you with text and choosing the best photograph or audio selections to complement your multi-media experience.

Economize: are trained journalists that can ask the right questions, shoot, edit and package your story in a timely fashion. The one-person bands or small crew is an added plus for capturing intimate moments often missed by a large crew.