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Follow Scott Feinberg At The Oscars Tonight

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Feb 262017
 

My friend, Amity Grad Scott Feinberg is living the dream and is where he is meant to be — covering the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

My former intern is now the movie critic for the Hollywood Reporter where he does some amazing work and meets ALL the A-List Celebrities.

You can follow Scott’s coverage tonight on his Facebook Page and/or Twitter.

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the man he has become.

Amity Grad, Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter Releases Local Film Trailer

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Sep 302016
 

gold starScott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter has released the teaser trailer of the local film “Gold Star” HERE (edited by Anne Hu) along with a podcast interview with film star, Robert Vaughn.

Vaughn, known worldwide for his role as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. plays the late Carmine Negri in this labor of love by his daughter, Orange native Victoria Negri.

This widespread industry exposure leading up to Gold Star’s World Premiere next Friday at the Buffalo International Film Festival is a huge step forward toward reaching audiences everywhere.

carmine and vicki negriPlease share the teaser link on your social media with your friends and family, as Victoria Negri and her team continue to grow their audience.

And stay tuned for news from the festival!

Follow Gold Star on its social media links for live streams from the festival, photos, updates and more!

NOTE: On a personal note, Scott Feinberg is a talented reporter and die-hard movie buff who began freelancing for me at the Amity Observer newspaper when he was a sophomore at Amity High School. Even at that young age I easily recognized that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. 

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Robert Vaughn

 

Amity Alum Scott Feinberg At the Oscars

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Feb 292016
 

Film Critic Scott Feinberg at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Film Critic Scott Feinberg at the 2016 Academy Awards.

I met Scott Feinberg many, many years ago when I was the editor of the Amity Observer and he was an Amity High School student — I’m pretty sure he was a sophomore.

We were collaborating on a story about the school lunch program at what was a controversial time for Sodexho. He looked up to me, but I was in awe of him.

It was then that Scott shared his love of movies and his plan to write a book about his passion.

He showed me his Academy Awards predictions for that year and I contacted WTNH about him, asking if they might consider doing a story on him. They did, and he was featured on channel 8 on Oscar night a couple of times.

That said, Scott went on to bigger and better things. After college, he left Connecticut and moved to Los Angeles, working for The Hollywood Reporter where he is one of the most respected film critics in the USA.

Scott “on fire” with his 2016 predictions, he tweeted throughout the show from his seat in the balcony.

Even though I haven’t seen him in a few years, I still respect his work ethic and talent. I am so proud to call him my friend.

Scott's Oscar Selfie from the balcony.

Scott’s Oscar Selfie from the balcony.

The Oscars — Scott Feinberg’s Favorite Night Of The Year

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Feb 222015
 

Screen Shot 2015-02-22 at 8.02.34 PMIt seems like a lifetime ago that a 16-year-old Amity student from Woodbridge contacted me at the Amity Observer regarding a story idea.

That e-mail led to a collaboration on a story about the food service program at Amity High School.

Scott Feinberg was so thorough and intense, and his hard work led to an award nomination in the New England Press Association competition that year.

While we were gathering our information for the story, Scott shared his love for the movies and I was blown away by the wealth of knowledge he had about movies of all genres and his passion for the Academy Awards.

Scott had a list of Oscar Predictions for that year (whatever year it was) and without his knowledge, I contacted WTNH and suggested they interview him. He was a guest commentator for a couple of years — sometimes dead on accurate, sometimes a little off. (I finally told Scott that I did it just last year).

He went on to college and moved to California where he worked as a film critic for the LA Times, and quickly became a favorite among the stars.

In his dream career, Scott has rubbed elbows with George Clooney, Neil Patrick Harris, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and so on…

Scott now works as the lead awards analyst for the Hollywood Reporter and is live Tweeting from the Academy Awards right now.

So, what am I saying? … That I’m responsible for Scott’s success? NOOOOO, he did all of this on his own and he deserves it. I’m just happy that I had a little role in his life in the early stages.

Congratulations, Scott! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments.