<![CDATA[Richard Zampella: Hubpage - Richard Zampella Blog]]>Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:20:52 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network]]>Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:15:34 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/beat-bobby-flay-on-the-food-network
Richard Zampella Graphic Design
Nicole Roarke: Executive Chef of Heneghan's Tavern in
Point Lookout, NY Appearing on The Food Network
Thursday, February 18th at 10pm ET/PT
Episode: “A Feather in your Cap”
Food Network vets Sunny Anderson and Alex Guarnaschelli ruffle some feathers in this epic culinary battle. Fashionista turned chef, Mohan Ismail brings his Singaporean flare against one of Long Island’s All Star chefs, Nicole Roarke.
Judges: Wylie Dufresne, Ed Schoenfeld, Frank Pellegrino Jr.


Richard Zampella is the graphic designer and webdesigner for Heneghan’s Tavern located in Point Lookout, NY. Zampella provided consulting services to Heneghan’s Tavern during the design and pre-construction phase of the restaurant.
Zampella has designed and deployed over 400 websites in his career and specializes in website SEO and branding for small business nationally. Zampella provides graphic support for various events at the restaurant.
He is also the owner & operator of Skipperdee's Sweet parlor located on Lido Blvd. in Point Lookout, NY.
To learn more about Richard Zampella & Transmultimedia
Visit: www.trans-multimedia.com
<![CDATA[John Mulholland & Richard Zampella Filming Interviews for Elmore Leonard Documentary]]>Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:46:05 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/john-mulholland-richard-zampella-filming-interviews-for-elmore-leonard-documentary
Gregg Sutter Interviewed on Author Elmore Leonard
Writer/Director John Mulholland and Producer Richard Zampella have wrapped up a week in Los Angeles, filming West Coast interviews for their upcoming Elmore Leonard documentary. The interviews explore Leonard's writing and the numerous film adaptations based on his work, such as: Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, Out Of Sight, and the FX television series, Justified.

Among those interviewed:

Producer/Writer Gregg Sutter, who served as Leonard's researcher for more than three decades, is editor and contributor to the Library of America's three-volume Elmore Leonard Anthology.

Graham Yost created and co-wrote Justified, which concluded its six-season run earlier this year. The series was based on Elmore Leonard's short story, Fire in the Hole. Yost wrote the films, Speed, Broken ARROW and Hard Rain, and worked on such HBO series as Band Of Brothers and The Pacific.

Rachel Howzell Hall is author of the critically-acclaimed Detective Elouise Norton novels, Land of Shadows and Skies of Ash (Forge) cited by the LA Times as "Books to Read This Summer" in both 2014 and 2015. Hall's first novel, A Quiet Storm (Scribner), was a Borders' Original Voices selection.

Wendy Calhoun, currently co-exec producer on Empire, Fox's hip-hop smash, was a co-producer, story editor and writer for two seasons on Justified. Calhoun was also a writer and producer on the ABC-TV series, Revenge.

Cheryl Dorsey, retired LAPD Sergeant, is author of Black & Blue: The Creation of a Manifesto, which offers an unsparing look at the inner workings of the LAPD regarding its black officers, its female officers, and, most especially, its black female officers. Dorsey has appeared on MSNBC and contributes to The Huffington Post.

Mulholland wrote/directed the NY Times Critics Pick, Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen, which explored the 20 year friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper. The feature documentary was produced by Richard Zampella at Transmultimedia Entertainment.
<![CDATA[Richard Zampella Receives Editor's Pic from CNN]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:26:49 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/richard-zampella-receives-editors-pic-from-cnn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ATLANTA -- September 11, 2015
CNN Editor's Pic – Daphne Sashin: Producer of Social Discovery • PR Web

ATLANTA -- Sept 11, 2015 – Documentary film producer Richard Zampella was awarded an Editor's Pic for his Photo Essay and Article on the September 11th Anniversary. Thanks to all my friends at CNN.

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<![CDATA[Cooper & hemingway: the True Gen at The Lyric TheaterĀ ]]>Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:29:13 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/cooper-hemingway-the-true-gen-at-the-lyric-theater
Writer and director John Mulholland was joined by producer Richard Zampella for a screening of the documentary "Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg, Virginia. Steven Prince -- Professor of Cinema Studies invited Mulholland and Zampella to address classes at the School of Preforming Arts at Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Feb 10. The 130-minute film, narrated by Sam Waterston, features interviews with Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, George Plimpton, and Patricia Neal and explores the 20 year friendship between author Ernest Hemingway and Actor Gary Cooper.
<![CDATA[Doc Scantlin Website RECEIVES Review on skere9.com]]>Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:49:00 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/doc-scantlin-website-receives-review-on-skere9com
The world received a unique and whimsically fun Christmas present this year: the newly revamped and remarkably hip new Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra website!  This is more than just a long-overdue celebration of what Forbes magazine calls the "world's best band", it's filled with little surprises - such as the old timey radio featuring a bunch of Doc's classic hits that - believe or not - have never been available before in any form of any kind, YouTube-ish or otherwise. 

If you who is reading this are a living breathing entity who has any interest in living your life in an entertaining manner, then stop wasting any more time and check this out immediately, it's a historic milestone of 21st century proportions. 

Click here to read about the brilliant folks at Transmultimedia who are behind this technically creative masterpiece.

Click here for the press release!

<![CDATA[Richard Zampella, Managing Partner of TransMultimedia RemasterING SD Interviews to HD]]>Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:21:38 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/richard-zampella-managing-partner-of-transmultimedia-remastering-sd-interviews-to-hd
PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 23, 2014 - NEW YORK -- TransMultimedia Entertainment (www.trans-multimedia.com) has announced that it is remastering its standard definition library which includes over a 1000 hours of never seen before interview footage.

TransMultimedia will bring over 1000 hours of archival interviews featuring subjects of Classic Hollywood actors, directors, fashion designers, producers, authors and more into HD format for Blu-ray or new media exploitation in the years to come. A full list of subject matter will be released in the coming weeks.

Richard Zampella, Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, commented: “Our decision to remaster these incredible interviews not only allows existing fans to experience these historical stories of the golden age of Hollywood in high definition, but also encourages a new global audience to discover and see some of these interviews for the first time."

“We have an exciting and busy year ahead but are confident that our Blu-ray plans for these treasures will ensure that these informative and educational archival interviews will live on for generations to come.”

TransMultimedia is a New York based media company that produces content in all media throughout the world. Learn more on various preservation projects by Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, Richard Zampella at his Historic Continuance blog.

TransMultimedia produced the NY Times Critic’s Pick feature documentary in HD/Blu-Ray “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen” (cooperhemingway.com) released in theaters in 2013 as well as numerous multimedia projects.
<![CDATA[Richard Zampella Nightlife Review: The "21" Club]]>Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:38:38 GMThttp://richardzampella.weebly.com/richard-zampella-blog/richard-zampella-nightlife-review-the-21-club Picture
hen one thinks of nightlife prior to World War II, images are conjured of late night haunts serving fare into the wee small hours of the morning and music playing till dawn. Nowhere epitomized being out and about on the town like New York City in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. It was a legendary moment in time.

After a period of four years probation was repealed, King Kong carried Faye Ray up the side of the Empire State Building, Duke Ellington was performing nightly at the Cotton Club on 125th Street in Harlem, and two resourceful cousins named Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns legitimized a speakeasy at 21 West 52nd Street and christened it The “21” Club.

Although “21” had been raided more than once during prohibition, federal agents were never able to pin anything on Jack and Charlie. At the first sign of a raid, they would activate an ingenious system of pulleys and levers, which would sweep bottles from the bar shelves and hurl the smashed remains down a chute into the New York sewer system.

Throughout the ‘30’s, “21” was frequented by many literary figures of the time, among them: John Steinbeck, John O’Hara, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, H. G. Wells, and Robert Sherwood. In fact, every notable of the mid 20th Century found their way to “21” at one time or another. It rivaled the patronage of other legendary New York City haunts such as the Stork Club and El Morocco as one of Café Society’s most noted hangouts.

In the 1940’s, Spellbound hit theatres starring Gregory Peck and is one of the earliest films to feature/mention the “21” Club. According to Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal, co-authors of Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco, Mr. Hitchcock had a long-standing connection to the “21” Club. Starting with his first trip to the United States from England in the late ‘30’s, he was a regular patron of the restaurant throughout his life. Humphrey Bogart frequented “21” as a struggling actor in his pre-Hollywood days. When he wasn’t carousing with friends, he was content to sit alone at the “21”, bent earnestly over a notebook, smoking a pipe and drinking scotch, fancying himself a budding playwright. His taste in booze careened wildly between scotch, Black Velvets (equal parts Guinness and champagne), bathtub gin martinis, beer, and Jack Rose cocktails.

Bogart would return to his old haunt in 1944 and propose to a youthful Lauren Bacall at Table 30. They first worked together in To Have and Have Not, based on the novel written by “21” regular, Ernest Hemingway (who was caught making love to gangster Legs Diamond’s girlfriend in the “21” kitchen in 1931). Hollywood came to “21” years later in the ‘50’s to shoot scenes for the classic films “All About Eve” starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter and “The Sweet Smell of Success” with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis.

The first of the 33 replicas of jockeys standing watch outside the front doors of “21” was donated by patron Jay Van Urk in the early ‘30’s. In 1992, a jockey was stolen from the restaurant and that news was reported on page 2 of the New York Post. The next day, a “21” regular was glancing outside his office window overlooking Washington Square Park and spotted the jockey in a shopping cart and phoned police. In 2004, there was a collection of 33 jockeys, the most recent from Saratoga Stables representing the great New York horse, Sunny Cide, winner of 2003’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

In the past few years, “21” has seen its share of renovations and remains one of the few classic restaurants still existing from the golden age of New York City nightlife. It remains a refreshing throwback to the grand dining of a bygone era. The classic American fare is still deftly executed and the menu, with or without a great bottle of wine, remains an enjoyable experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike. It will no doubt provide memories for generations to come.

“21” is located at West 52nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas), New York, N.Y. 10019. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30 p.m.; dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For reservations, call 1-800-721-CLUB.