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    GayleR is offline
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    SLEEPY HOLLOW

    I hope you will all indulge a proud mom, for just a moment while I kvell about our son Phillip. After 9 years in LA, where he started in the mailroom of United Talent Agency, and worked his way up through the organization, all the while writing television and feature scripts, he finally got his big break.

    Last summer he pitched a series idea to the famed Kurtzman/Orci Productions http://bit.ly/191GW9a, who have a development deal with FOX, and they loved it. The pilot was shot this past March and has been picked up to go to series this Fall on FOX TV, with an air date of September 16 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    You can view the trailer here:
    http://bit.ly/10uNDsq

    We're very excited and very proud!

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    Congrats to you and Phillip. We have a son in theater and know how important these self-made "breaks" can be!
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    That's great! Will check out the show.

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    Good for you, Michael and your son. I will watch


    Andy

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    Kvell away Gayle and Mike. Phillip too!
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Wonderful news!
    Keep us all posted!

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    GayleR is offline
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    Thanks all. We just saw this amazing news! http://www.adweek.com/news/televisio...v-shows-149656

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    Congrats to all!

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    This is exciting. I have never been 'in on" the birth of a TV program. A new reality experience for me follow.
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    Let's just hope the baby turns into at least a toddler!

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    Super!
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    Wow, Gayle. That's outstanding. Congrats to him and his justifiably proud parents. I'll surely follow it.

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    Good for you guys and good for Phillip!!

    Have various family members in that business....I know what the odds are, which makes it all the better.

    We'll be watching for him at the award shows.....
    Neutral and Witty.

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    I thought I'd update everyone on the status of our son's new TV show Sleepy Hollow. It's certainly been a whirlwind. FOX is putting a lot of marketing behind the show. We almost fell over when we saw this pic of the billboard in Times Square!!
    TimesSquareBillboard.JPG

    Phillip just returned from a crazy weekend at Comi-Con, the perfect event to really play up the series.
    PhilandHorsemen.jpg


    He sat on the panel with his co-producers as well as the amazing cast of Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones and said it was completely surreal, having been an event attendee for years, to now be on the other side of the table in front of more than a thousand people.
    PhilonPanel.jpg

    e was even asked to sign autographs!
    PhilAutographs.jpg

    And was interviewd by Entertainment Tonight Canada!
    PhilEntTonight.jpg

    All of this is pretty crazy. We're so excited for him. Hope you'll all watch!

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    What a thrill. Congrats and wishing your family well.
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    Very cool!
    Continued good luck!

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    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing in your joy!
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    How exciting! Congratulations all around!

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    Being a parent is hard. You all know this. When your kid tells you he wants to make movies, your heart aches just a little bit because you know how difficult life is going to be for him. You know there will be lots of rejection and the odds are long, the chances of success remote. But, as a parent, you want your child to dream, to think big and most importantly, to do what he loves.

    So here we are 9 years after we pushed Phil to go to LA. We said, if you want a career in the industry, then go learn about how it's done, and hone your craft. Phil was not a kid who was into sports. We never went to see him in a recital, or a school play. Instead we had the opportunity to watch a young man make a life for himself in a foreign place, school himself in an industry he loves and develop into a patient, diplomatic and humble writer who, after 9 years, a ton of hard work and a lot of anxiety has finally caught a break.

    This morning our son, Phillip Iscove, is on the front page of the Arts section of The Globe and Mail, our largest national newspaper! We couldn't be prouder. And in this moment, as parents, we can breathe a little easier and know, in our hearts, he's going to be just fine.

    We love you Phil!
    http://bit.ly/1c3u8PX

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    Lovely. Well done in the parenting department Gayle and Mike. I am sending good luck wishes for Phil as he follow his dream.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    This is so exciting, Gayle. I will be watching!! Congratulations, Philip!
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    Nice article. Great story. I'll be watching.


    Andy

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    Tomorrow night, September 16, 9:00 pm. Please watch, or set your DVRs! Thank you.

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    Thank you for the reminder, Gayle.

    Hoping for a hit for your son and the family.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    GayleR is offline
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    Thank you Amy!

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    Congrats to your son! How proud you must all be!

    Will definitely take a look tomorrow night.
    It was my first look, baby that's all it took

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    If you can't wait until Monday... Comcast/Xfinity has five 2-minute Sleepy Hollow shorts in their On Demand programming. Other cable systems may have them too.

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    Gayle, I got chills reading about your son! How exciting for him and you! This is one we had already marked on our calendar and we won't miss it. Thank you for sharing your great news and congratulations to all!! Proud, indeed.

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    Gayle, I came across this article in today's WSJ about how the Sleepy Hollow TV show has given a boost to Sleepy Hollow tourism.


    TV Show Breathes New Life Into Upstate Village


    Sleepy Hollow Sees Tourism Uptick Because of New Fox
    Drama


    JO PIAZZA
    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y.—This somnolent village on the eastern bank of the Hudson
    River has long drawn tourists seeking a glimpse of upstate's display of autumn
    foliage, but now residents say they're seeing signs of another tourism boom.





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    Claudio Papapietro for The
    Wall Street Journal
    A tour group makes its way through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
    in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., on Saturday.


    "Sleepy Hollow," the Fox television drama based loosely on "The Legend of
    Sleepy Hollow," the Washington Irving short story, has generated interest in the
    village where the show takes place.

    "Things are definitely heating up because of the show," said Anthony Giaccio,
    the village administrator.

    He said traffic to the village's website has doubled and is bombarded with
    hits after each airing of the show, which had its premiere on Sept. 16 to strong
    ratings. He said he and others have noticed more people than normal "meandering
    around town during the day" and exploring the 164-year-old Sleepy Hollow
    Cemetery, where Irving is buried along with other notable figures.

    Sleepy Hollow is home to about 9,000 people, a modern New York City suburb
    that bears little resemblance to the spooky countryside hamlet that Irving made
    up for his short story. The village was originally known as North Tarrytown, but
    in 1996 the town voted to change the name.

    In Irving's story, a lanky schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane is terrorized by
    a headless horseman, a Hessian soldier whose head had been removed by an errant
    cannonball in the Revolutionary War. The TV show involves time travel and takes
    place mostly in a contemporary setting but uses Ichabod Crane, the horseman and
    other central characters.

    Jeannie Galgano, who sells souvenirs outside the entrance to the cemetery,
    including a $20 T-shirt that reads, "I Left My Head in Sleepy Hollow," said
    three things have made the village a popular destination in recent years: the
    village's name change; the 1999 Johnny Depp move "Sleepy Hollow"; and the Fox TV
    show.

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    Claudio Papapietro for The
    Wall Street Journal
    Washington Irving's grave site is one of Sleepy Hollow's
    attractions.


    "About 80% of the people coming to town this year are asking me about the TV
    show," Ms. Galgano said.

    The cemetery's superintendent, Jim Logan, estimates traffic is already up 30%
    this season. Larger-than-average crowds have gathered around Irving's grave.

    "Tours have been sold out for the past couple of weeks. That's not normal for
    September," said Aaron Newcome, a cemetery tour guide.

    Crowds have gathered, too, along the Headless Horseman Bridge, where many
    folks tucked their heads into zipped-up jackets to imitate the fictional
    murderer in Instagram photos.

    The first weekend of October saw tables packed at town restaurants, the aptly
    named Horseman and JP Doyle's Public House, where co-owner Brian Doyle has
    increased his fall staff in anticipation of attention from the TV series.

    "The phone is ringing a lot more for reservations this year," Mr. Doyle said.
    "And we're seeing a lot more diverse area codes when they call."

    One of the most popular items on the menu is the bacon- and cheddar-laden
    Horseman Burger.

    Fall has long been a busy tourism period in the Hudson Valley, but Mr.
    Giaccio said he is hoping the show will do for Sleepy Hollow what "The Office"
    did for Scranton, Pa., which that show's fans visit all year long and where its
    actors make appearances from time to time

    "We are capitalizing on the idea of the real Sleepy Hollow. Obviously, people
    are going to want to explore this place they see on TV," Mr. Giaccio said.

    Not everyone is confident the show will bring tourists from outside the
    region.

    "It is great that folks in, say, Arizona are getting exposed to the Sleepy
    Hollow brand through the TV show, but I don't know if it translates into more
    ticket sales," said Rob Schweitzer, a spokesman for Historic Hudson Valley, a
    group that promotes the history and architecture of the area. "I hope I am wrong
    about that."

    Mr. Giaccio said he wanted the show's premiere to take place in the village,
    but it didn't work out.

    Kristen Osborne, the show's publicist, said getting the actors to Sleepy
    Hollow in time was impossible—they began production in July, just two months
    before the premiere. When things slow down, it might be possible for the actors
    and the show's producers to trek to the Hollow, she said.

    "It's a goal of ours to eventually do something with the town," Ms. Osborne
    said.

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