Alumni Event: Production Assistant Workshop

INTERESTED IN HOW A FILM SET REALLY WORKS? 

TOM DeNUCCI

NEIT GRADUATE, ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR

 will conduct a FREE

Production Assistant Workshop

for current NEIT VAP/DRA students and alumni ONLY 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

East Greenwich, RI

Room S 216/218

SPACE IS LIMITED

Register at cti@neit.edu or with Cheryl Booker at (401)780-4345


Program:

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Sign-in/refreshments

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Introductions by Steven Feinberg
Executive Director RI Film & TV Commission

 

10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Production Assistant Workshop

                    • Set Etiquette
                    • Tools of the Trade
                    • Working with Talent
                    • Production Drill Exercise
                    • Q & A

 

TOM DeNUCCI – NEIT Graduate, Actor/Writer/Director

2010 was a big year for Tom, who played “Pax”, a wise cracking rookie cop in the Robert Englund horror thriller “Inkubus”.  Later that year, he played alongside Peter Ficinelli in the film “Loosies”, before capping 2010 off with a leading role in “Infected”, playing Michael Madsen’s son.  In the summer of 2012, DeNucci teamed up with producer Chad A. Verdi and the Woodhaven Production Company to bring “Self Storage” to life. Tom found himself on both sides of the camera.  Aside from writing and directing the picture, he also starred alongside Eric Roberts, Jonathan Silverman, and Michael Berryman.  This spring, Tom will be shooting another story he has written, “Almost Mercy”.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events at New England Tech

APRIL 19, 2014: Production Assistant Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FOR VAP/DRA Grads ONLY; Must Register at CTI@neit.edu – Space is Limited

APRIL 25, 2014: Best of Tech Awards, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Media Presentation Theater

APRIL 30, 2014: Grad Fair, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Greenwich Student Lounge

MAY 4, 2014: Commencement, 11:00 a.m. R.I. Convention Center, Providence

JUNE 3, 2014: Tech Nite Open House, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  East Greenwich

JULY 14, 2014: 5th annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament New location: Alpine Country Club, Cranston, RI

New England Tech Announces Commencement Speaker

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact:          Jack Groh                                                                                                                                            (401) 952-0886

KATHY IRELAND TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADER CHERYL MERCHANT TO BE HONORED

1-KathyIrelandEAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Tech’s 2014 commencement address will be delivered by world-class entrepreneur Kathy Ireland who is Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide®. Ireland is one of the most influential and successful people in design and marketing, and is also a powerful advocate for women and children in need. A former supermodel who combined her fashion know-how, compassion for others, and common sense ideas to build a billion dollar brand, Ireland markets more than 15,000 products with designs in fashion, weddings, home and office. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Kathy Ireland will share her insight about success with New England Institute of Technology graduates and their families and friends. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence beginning at 11 a.m.

Ireland appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in the 1980s and 1990s. Her first featured cover remains the top selling edition. She has acted in movies including the comedies Unnecessary Roughness, and Loaded Weapon I, and in dozens of television shows including the popular Melrose Place. She has written books for children and for busy moms and recently started her own publishing company. But it is the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand that has brought her the most success. With a focus on designing practical and affordable products, fulfilling her mission statement of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,” Ireland has built a fashion empire. In 2012, the former supermodel graced the cover of Forbes Magazine, which nicknamed her “Supermogul” for her success.

Ireland is committed to “putting people ahead of profits.” She is an advocate for women’s health issues and for the care and treatment of Down’s syndrome. She is an activist for veterans’ issues, global poverty eradication and education and family issues. She also supports numerous nonprofits including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation and Feed the Children. When earthquakes hit Haiti, she quietly traveled there to help out in the orphanages. Ireland will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement for her work to improve the lives of others.

2-CherylMerchantNew England Institute of Technology will also confer an honorary doctor of humane letters on nationally-recognized business leader Cheryl Merchant for her contributions to the betterment of Rhode Island. Merchant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global. Known for her ability to motivate, inspire and lead innovative teams, Merchant has transformed the 131-year-old Rhode Island textile manufacturing company. Under her leadership, Hope Global has nearly tripled its revenue, product lines and market share in the automotive, industrial and defense industries. Merchant has accomplished this while focusing on teamwork, employee success and community involvement.

Hope Global employs 700 people around the world. The headquarters and largest operation is located in Rhode Island, with smaller operations in Mexico, the Czech Republic and China, and engineering sales offices in Detroit and Brazil.

Merchant got her start in the automotive field, working her way into supervisory positions at GM, Ford and Mazda, and eventually managing international operations for Lear Corporation in Mexico. She brings global experience to Hope Global, and has integrated helping others into the company philosophy. Charities that provide assistance to children and women in need are the focus at Hope. So are mentoring and training programs that help employees advance in their chosen fields.

Merchant is an active member of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, a Rhode Island Commodore, a trustee of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a trustee of Bryant University, and a member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Governor’s Workforce Board, which supports programs that bring business and education together. Merchant was recently named the 2014 New England Business Woman of the Year at Bryant University’s Women’s Summit.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 73rd commencement ceremony. More than a thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

PAX East 2014

Undergrad-SealWe are just 4 DAYS away from PAX East 2014New England Tech will be there, will you?

On display at our booth (#182) for the ENTIRE weekend (April 11, 12 & 13th) will be the Virtusphere, a 10-foot hollow sphere that rotates in any direction based on the user’s motion while he/she is wearing a head mounted display. Sensors collect and send data to a computer in real time and the user’s movement is replicated within the virtual environment. Vitrusphere applications include training military, counter-terrorism units, police, and firefighters in a safe setting.

8-Power Game Day

For more information on NEIT’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology or Video Game Design Technology  as well as the over 40 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.

East Greenwich High School’s (EGHS) Sophomore classes war games held at NEIT

New England Tech was the site of East Greenwich High School’s (EGHS) Sophomore classes “war games.”

Friday, March 28, 2014. EGHS invaded New England Tech for a combined social studies and English course about World War I.  Looks like a fun way to learn about a subject that some students might find boring.

Click here for more about EGHS war games.

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees, March 2014

New England Institute of Technology is proud to announce the induction of the following students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Rhode Island Phi Theta Kappa students at New England Tech

The ceremony was held on March 6th at the college’s East Greenwich campus.  Students must complete a minimum of 24 quarter hours of coursework leading to an associate degree and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.80 out of a possible 4.0 GPA.  In addition to academic excellence, students must demonstrate leadership, service and fellowship achievements.

Established in 1918, the Phi Theta Kappa  International Honor Society is the oldest, largest, and most respected honor society recognizing associate degree students with more than 1.6 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

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Congratulations to:

Jessica Amaral, Nursing

Vera Bernardino, Nursing

Sarah Boettner, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Bryan Bollhardt, Aviation Science Technology

Christopher Bray, Game Development and Simulation Technology

Brittany Chapman, Nursing

Christopher Collins, Information Technology, Networking Engineering

Kyle Daun, Information Technology, Network Engineering

Sarah DeStefano, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Amy Errichetti, Nursing

Andrew Faria, Game Development and Simulation Technology

Sean Foster, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Catherine Freitas, Interior Design

Jacob Gray, Information Technology

Taylor Hodgson, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Christine Jannell, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Abagail  Krucek, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Andrew Laychak, Game Development  and Simulation Technology

Sherebe Lettsome, Advanced Automotive Technology

Erik Lougee, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Stephen McCormick, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Molly Mullins, Clinical Medical Assistant Technology

Eryka Olney, Nursing

Sherika Parfitt, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Melanie Prado, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Joeie Roberts, Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance

Steven Rocha, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Peter Sauvageau, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Mary Shaw, Surgical Technology

Jamieko Smith, Advanced Automotive Technology

Kimberly Somers, Nursing

Kathleen Summers, Nursing

Cynthia Turillo, Nursing

Kate Wennerberg, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Save the Date: April 8th for Open House

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Click Here for more information

Marine Career Day Comes to NEIT

On March 25, 2014, approximately 200 Rhode Island middle and high school students have been invited to attend New England Tech’s first “Marine Career Day” being held in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education

New England Tech NewsThese students, who are currently studying Marine Technology at their respective schools, will have the opportunity to gather information on marine trade careers and post-secondary education options, meet potential employers, and also experience marine trade demonstrations conducted by NEIT and SAMI instructors.

This event will be held at the Access Rd. campus from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  For more information, contact Fred Santaniello, CTI Account Executive, at ext. 3382 or fsantaniello@neit.edu.

 

Chrysler teams up with New England Tech

GameOn3 Fifteen competing teams, comprised of New England Institute of Technology students currently enrolled in the college’s Associate in Science or Bachelor of Science Video Game Development and Design Technology programs, have formed to compete in the 2014 Chrysler Gaming Competition.

Each team is developing a game prototype based on the Jeep Cherokee that Chrysler’s Learning Academy will incorporate in the development of a sales training game.

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To provide inspiration, enhance the creative process, and promote the competition, Chrysler made arrangements for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee to be displayed on campus during the launch of the competition.

The contest will conclude on Thursday, March 13, 2014, when Chrysler representatives, Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy, Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager and John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services,  arrive on campus to announce the winners and award the prizes at a reception being held on the East Greenwich Campus from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room S330.

The first prize is a $2,000 gift card per team; second prize is a $1,000 gift card per team; and the third and fourth place prizes are a $500 gift card per team.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please contact Joan Segerson at ext. 3704 or by email jsegerson@neit.edu.

NEIT Alumni, Victor Ramos, Returns Home for a Special Movie Screening

LA GUAGUA: DOOR TO DOOR

RETURNS HOME FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING

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Filmmaker Victorious Ramos is humbled by the positive reaction to his $500 movie shot in just 4 days

Providence, RI – Three months ago, first time writer and director Victorious Ramos premiered a feature-length film produced in just 4 days on a $500 budget called La Guagua: Door To Door (The Bus).

The entire romantic comedy was shot in the state of Rhode Island with local actors leading the comedic charge.

After a successful private screening to statewide media groups, La Guagua debuted as the opening film for the Providence Latin American Film Festival at the University of Rhode Island. The screening sold out the PAFF Theatre. It was the first time since the festival’s inception that a locally produced film created such a stir. An unanticipated public demand at local radio stations created an opportunity for the film to screen a second time at a larger venue. The film had its encore presentation at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence to twice the amount of patrons and it sold out all 800 seats of the theater. It wasn’t long before the phone started ringing and La Guagua found itself on a road trip that included the historic Trail Theatre in Miami and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The success of these screenings quickly spread and Vic Ramos was called to appear on Fox News (Providence), Centro (CBS-Boston), Un Nuevo Dia (NBC/Telemundo-NYC), Encuentro Latino (Comcast International Channel), WRHC Broadcasting (Miami) and WPMZ Poder (Providence).

The  project has now been invited to multiple screenings in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic. Additional cities are added with every screening as audience members take to social media to praise the project. In less than four months this micro project, produced on a $500 budget, has managed to create a name for itself and audiences are jumping on board for the ride.

Sixcia Devine, author of the book Tapping Into The Hispanic Market has called the film “Authentic and Hilarious” while Carlos Muñoz, host and reporter on Latino Public Radio describes La Guagua as “the most important film production for Latinos in Providence.”

As Dominican Independence Day nears (Feb 27th), La Guagua: Door To Door has been invited to screen once again in Providence, RI, the city where it all began, as part of a number of activities celebrating Dominican Heritage. The film will be screened at the Avon Cinema, considered by many to be the mecca of independent films in Providence.

The viewing is sponsored by CTE Synergy. LLC. and will be presented to select audiences on Saturday, March 1st at 1pm / 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI. Members of the media are invited to interact with the filmmakers and cast. The film is open for critical review.

Please contact Brenda Hernandez at Project9Films@gmail.com or 401-216-9567 for additional information/interviews. Link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_RH9hKDl8 and official website: http://www.project9films.com