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Meet the Filmmaker: Harvey Chertok

Meet the Filmmaker: Harvey Chertok

“Hermitage Masterpieces”

Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Location: NY NATAS, 1375 Broadway (between 37th and 38th Streets), Suite 2103
Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM ~ Program: 6:30-8:00 PM

*Free to NY NATAS Members!
$15 for those without current NY NATAS membership.

A Visit To See Some Of The World's Greatest Art

One of the world's greatest museums, the Hermitage, in St. Petersburg, Russia, is the home of countless masterpieces of Western and Eastern art. For those who may not as yet had the opportunity to go to the Hermitage, this will be a special tour of this great art collection rarely, if ever, before exhibited in the U.S. "HM" is a series of 18 half-hour programs from the most complete global history of art ever produced.  At tonight’s Meet the Filmmaker, 2 of the 18 programs in this series will be shown:  "The Road To Impressionism--19th Century France", and "Modernism: Matisse, Picasso and other 20th Century Painters".  "The Road To Impressionism" includes paintings by Monet, Renoir, Pissaro and Degas.  "Modernism..." includes the Post-Impressionist painters Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin as well as masterpieces of Matisse and Picasso.  The series has been a huge hit on many U.S. PBS stations from coast-to-coast, and is currently showing weekly in New York on WLIW-TV, and also on PBS New Jersey Television/NJTV. Co-Executive Producer Chertok will present a "sample" of the series--just 2 of them--together with an interesting backstory of how this project came to be produced, and how his company, Quartet International, Inc. successfully distributed it worldwide.

About the Filmmaker:
"Hermitage Masterpieces" Co-Executive Producer, Harvey Chertok has previously been a MTF producer/presenter with his true-life movie about one of history's greatest spies: "The Impossible Spy" (starring John Shea and Eli Wallach); and his "The Great Charlie Chan" documentary that originally premiered at the Museum Of Modern Art and is about Hollywood's famous detective who starred in 46 films.  Chertok is the President of Quartet International, Inc. a worldwide production and distribution company; Co-Chair of the Scholarship & Education Committee of the New York Chapter; a former NATAS National Trustee; and an instructor for his "The Business Of Television" seminars at NYU. He is also currently distributing several other programs including "Over The Edge", a special reality TV series about real people creating unique breathtaking entertainment.  Hermitage Masterpieces is also currently available on DVD--online at and

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO BUILDING SECURITY. ALL NAMES MUST BE ON GUEST LIST. Please RSVP via email to reserve a seat.Please write “Hermitage Masterpieces” in the subject line. Space is limited.

Producer & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher.

Organizer NY NATAS


Mon, Oct. 22, 2012
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018