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We are delighted to announce that American Artist Magazine is featuring a clip of NEW YORK CANVAS on their web site, and an article about Michael is appearing in the July/August issue.

Passing Time, painting by Michael McNamara

Follow Michael McNamara through the streets of New York as he captures the sights and scenes of the city he loves. A Brahms Piano Quartet, in live performance by the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, provides a lively accompaniment to this fast-paced documentary short.

Directed and Produced by
Martin J. Spinelli

Edited by
Michael Grenadier

Alessio Bax, Piano
Dmitri Berlinsky, Violin
Dov Scheindlin, Viola
Wendy Warner, Cello

Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor
Rondo alla Zingarese

Performed by
A Living Tribute to Jens Nygaard —
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

Michael Grenadier
Robert Guinn
Brian Kellman
Martin Spinelli

Second Camera
Jonathan Carrera

Still Photography
Stanley Goldberg
Terry Schank

Daniel Brooks

Production Assistance
Margot Jewers

Creative Consultants
Warren Moore
J M Stifle
Mei Ying Nygaard

Special Thanks to:
Lucille Chung
Brian Crowley
Phyllis Mollé
Patrick Populorum
Victor Spinelli
Robert Taisey
Susan Wall
Helga Wall-Apelt

Martin Spinelli, Producer and Director

Producer and Director

Martin Spinelli has been a producer, director, and writer of documentary and communications programs since 1967. He began his career making television public affairs programs at Philadelphia's ABC-TV affiliate, where his documentaries won an Emmy, First Prize at the San Francisco Film Festival, the Ohio State Award, and several other awards. He also worked with NBC/WRC, in Washington, D.C. His previous documentaries reflect his interest in outstanding individuals.

Spinelli's experience includes video, film, and the new multimedia presentation formats, and his work has won many corporate communications awards: New York Film & TV Festival, Chicago Film Festival, CINE, and the AT&T Arthur W. Page Awards. He formed Interaction Media, in 1984, when interactive multimedia was a gleam in the eye of the Bell Laboratories' engineers for whom he developed programs to convey the future of communications. He has produced demonstration presentations for IBM and AT&T, and touchscreen programs that describe telecommunications software.

"Life on Jupiter," his documentary about Jens Nygaard, conductor and founder of the Jupiter Symphony orchestra, was aired on many PBS stations, including New York's WNET. It has won an EMMY, a Directors Guild nomination, and many other international festival awards and accolades.

Spinelli is a director-member of the Directors Guild of America.

All art created by Michael McNamara

© 2007 Interaction Media

Contact:  Tel: 610-688-8203 € Fax: 610-995-9608
E-mail: mjspin@mac.com

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