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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Edward Burns Actor/Director and Long Island native was honored with the 2012 Artist of Distinction Award for achievement in film by the Gold Coast International Film Festival last night.

Born in Woodside, Queens, Mr. Burns was raised in Valley Stream,. He began his career as production assistant to Oliver Stone on the film, The Doors. Later, while cutting his teeth on stale bagels, and running for coffee at Entertainment Tonight, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Brothers McMullen which premiered at Sundance in 1995 and won the the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. It was shot almost entirely on Long Island. His most recent production, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, was screened in Port Washington last night, and Mr. Burns spoke extensively about the film to the Gold Coast audience prior to the reception held at The Waterfront At Roslyn.

Regina Gil is the founder and executive director of The Great Neck Arts Center which created the festival and Caroline Sorokoff is the Associate Director. Aviva Miller is the Festival Director. L. Somi Roy, Artistic Director & Alexandra Gil Curator, Short Film Programs.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
Regina Gil Executive Director, Edward Burns, Caroline Sorokoff Associate Directer

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
Aviva Miller & Regina Gil

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
Regina Gil & Edward Burns

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
Regina Gil

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
Edward Burns

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival
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Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival



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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.



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