ASTORIA FILMS is an established independent film and TV studio based in NYC since 1997. Our main focus is the conception, development and production of feature films and television series for worldwide distribution in all platforms. We currently have more than 30 features on our slate with several packaged, including the updated NYC remake to the Italian post-war masterpiece UMBERTO D. Our television division Basement Studios has 10 original pilots in pre-production. We also benefit from extensive relationships with several major and independent motion picture studios, as well as distributors in the U.S. and Europe.
Having worked with RPM Media on their television series The Compulsive Traveler on CBS, we recently co-produced our last feature STEALING CHANEL, starring Adam Lavorgna, Lydia Hearst, Margaret Colin, John Rothman, and Carol Alt. It was acquired by Lifetime Television for worldwide distribution.
Roy Carlo started ASTORIA FILMS in 1997 and is the writer/producer on several of our projects. James La Vita oversees Motion Picture Development and Production, Joe Shapiro heads our Television Division, while Tom Kelly is the VP of Talent and Media Relations.