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Meet the Filmmaker: Harvey Chertok

Meet the Filmmaker: Harvey Chertok
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Location: NY NATAS, 1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM ~ Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
*Free to NY NATAS Members!
$15 for those without current membership
Produced and Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher
Here’s a look back to see how Hollywood responded to Pearl Harbor and Hitler in WWII. CBS legendary journalist/reporter Eric Sevareid narrates the following three programs which illuminate how countless stars such as The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Abbot & Costello, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope all pitched in for the war effort.  Each of the programs is thirty minutes long.
1) HOLLYWOOD GOES TO WAR: The American government enlists the extensive skills of Hollywood filmmakers, Tin Pan Alley musicians and Madison Avenue advertising agencies to produce propaganda for domestic consumption. Hitler and his cohorts are depicted as diabolical villains and comic fools.
2) THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: American show business gears up in an effort to prove that Americans solidly support our troops. Scenes at the Hollywood Canteen and other service clubs show ordinary American enlisted men honored and revered by stars and the public. Dinah Shore leads tours of the Hollywood Canteen while Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra team up in an informal duet to sell war bonds.
3) ACCENTUATING THE POSITIVE: Hollywood goes overseas to put on shows for troops in the war zones. Stars like Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Jerry Colona, Joe E. Brown and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate events for servicemen. Armed Forces Radio carries American swing music, news and pop culture around the world. V-mail and special radio broadcasts recorded on V-discs bring the home front to the war front.
Harvey Chertok is the President of Quartet International, Inc., a worldwide production and distribution company; currently Scholarship & Education Co-Chair for the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences (NY NATAS); and an instructor for his “The Business Of Television” seminars at NYU, Queens College and other schools. Also, he has served several terms as a National Trustee and as a member of the NY NATAS Board of Governors. Mr. Chertok has been an advertising/marketing executive for Time Warner and has produced three movies: “The Impossible Spy” (John Shea, Eli Wallach) with BBC-TV for HBO, now on DVD; “The Great Charlie Chan” for Warner Bros.; and “7 Surprises” with The National Film Board of Canada. Other production credits include such programs as “Hermitage Masterpieces,” an extraordinary 9 hour art history series seen on PBS, and also now on DVD. And in addition to being the Series Coordinator for "Hollywood Goes To War", he is currently distributing several other documentary series and “Over The Edge,” a reality TV series licensed in some 40 countries worldwide.
Please RSVP via email with names of attendees to info@nyemmys.orgPlease use film title "Hollywood Goes to War" in the subject line of email.


Tue, June 22, 2010
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018