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Lou Markakis

Producer/Host at North Shore 100

United States
Media Production
Current Executive Producer/Host at BostonNorth.tv and North Shore "100", Real Estate Consultant & Government Relations at Self
Past Associate Producer at Grecian Melodies TV Show
Education Emerson College, The American University-Washington D.C., St Joseph's of Maine, St Joseph's of Maine, St Joseph's of Maine
Summary Over 25+ years professional experience in Real Estate, Government Relations, Politics and the Media.

 

 

50th Anniversary of the Impossible Dream team of 1967 - the event features Steve Sweeney and special guest comedians, it will be hosted by John Pizza, and will included great music from the Richie C's All-Star Band featuring James Montgomery (Aerosmith, Greg Allman, James Cotton), Professor Louie and the Crowmatics (The Band, Graham Parker, New riders, Zydeco), Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Joe Jackson), David Hull (Buddy Miles, Joe Perry), Frank Campbell (Levon Helm), Miss Marie (Rick Danko), John Platania (Van Morrisson, Bonnie Rait)... super cool players!! And more Special Guests including Bill and Bob Farrelly, current and former Boston Red Sox, Bruins, etc. ) So, get your tickets now for a great night out and support the team! Tickets are at http://bostickets.com/... ps, also talk with Richie, Jay and Lou about the Tony C Movie being developed!! ... all the best BostonNorth.TV! 

Local Producer Secures Rights for Tony C Movie

 

April 29, 2017

By Cary Shuman

Lou Markakis (far left), who has secured the rights to the Tony Conigliaro movie, pictured with producing partner Jay Giannone, Conigliaro family friend Mickey Casoli, and Ken Kinna, owner of B Roll Films.

Local producer Lou Markakis has secured the rights” for the Tony Conigliaro movie.

Markakis, a Lynn English and Emerson College graduate, is working with the Conigliaro family “to bring to the big screen” the story of one of the North Shore’s all-time great athletes, former Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro, who is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School.

Conigliaro, who played for the Red Sox and holds the record for the youngest American League player to hit 100 home runs, was tragically struck down by Jack Hamilton’s fastball on August 18, 1967, fifty years ago this year. Conig, as many called him, returned to baseball for the 1969 season and later attempted a second comeback in the 1975 season before his retirement.

Markakis, who has toyed with the idea for several years, financially secured the rights and has brought in his longtime friend and actor, writer and producer Jay Giannone as his “producing partner” for the film project.

Giannone, who is tasked with developing the screenplay, has a list of credits that include roles in “The Departed”, “Gone Baby Gone”, “Patriots Day”, American Hustle (filmed in part in Lynn) and TV credits most recently Rosewood (Fox) and Scorpion (CBS).

He won “Best Director” at the Los Angeles Film Festival and then at the Boston International Film Festival for his movie, “It Snows All The Time,” a feature film about a Dad suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

“I believe in this project and how much I feel that Tony C. is a hero and an Italian-American hero,” said Giannone. “I have a strong Italian heritage. My family grew up in the North End and my mother’s grandfather came over from Palermo, Sicily. This is an Italian-American story and it’s an honor for me to be able to be a part of this project.

Locally Markakis created, produced, and host the popular North Shore 100 television show that aired locally for eight years and became Boston North TV.

Conigliaro graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where he was a star athlete. The school gymnasium is named in his honor.

Markakis said the production team will be scouting locations for the movie in Lynn, including St. Mary’s High School and Fraser Field.

“We’re excited to begin this project and make this inspirational story of Tony Conigiliaro’s life in to a movie,” said Markakis.

Richie Conigliaro, speaking on behalf of the Conigliaro family, said he was excited that the project is moving forward.

“It’s great. We’ve been working on it for almost 30 years and finally I think we’ve put the right people together. My brother Billy and I have signed a contract and we think it’s going to be done. We didn’t want to do it unless it was done right. We’re really excited. I think it’s a really inspirational story.”

Richard Conigliaro said he was 12 years old in 1964 when his brother, Tony C., hit a home run in his first at-bat at Fenway Park.

“They had just introduced him to go to bat and he got a standing ovation,” recalled Richie. “Before they could sit down, the first pitch was thrown and Tony hit it over the screen so they never sat down – they kept cheering.”

Once the screenplay is complete, the producing team will be attaching actors to the various roles under the direction of Giannone.

Said Markakis, “At that time, it’s all about connecting the dots and putting it in front of the right people. Stay tuned.”

 

 

Lou Markakis's Overview

Current
  • Executive Producer/Host at BostonNorth.tv and North Shore "100"
Past
  • Real Estate Consultant & Government Relations at Self
  • Associate Producer at Grecian Melodies TV Show
Education
  • Emerson College
  • The American University-Washington D.C.
Connections

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Lou Markakis' Experience

Executive Producer/Host

BostonNorth.tv and North Shore "100"

 

2008Present (4 years) Boston's North Shore

Originally created to feature the 100 most interesting personalities,families, and events shaping lives on Boston's North Shore this "labor of love" has EVOLVED into a Marketing tool for companies,products, and services looking to reach "new markets" in a cost effective way. In it's 4th season with 60+shows the program/show has expanded to a potential marketplace of upwards of 800,000 potential viewers in 40 markets. Coupled with national and international distribution via PegMedia, Vimeo & YouTube, North Shore 100 and www.BostonNorth.tv has expanded into 3 segments. 1. Production, 2. Executive Protection,Logistics& Event Planning and 3. Theatrical Booking Agency.

Real Estate Consultant & Government Relations

Self

 

19762011 (35 years)

Associate Producer

Grecian Melodies TV Show

 

19922000 (8 years)

Produced programming for local access markets featuring Greek Americans who had an impact in the communities we served. Receiving international news from Athens, edited clips relevant to each market and interviewed "in studio" guests.. Distributed to 64 local access markets throughout Massachusetts, this long running show was a popular mainstay to local networks for its relevant & timely content.

Lou Markakis' Education

Emerson College

Bachelor of Science, Communications-Political Communication

19841987

 

The American University-Washington D.C.

The Wasington Semester Program, Economic Policy

19861986