Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Idylease Helistop and Jungle Habitat

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Idylease Helistop is Located in the Newfoundland Section of West Milford, NJ
In 1972, executives from Warner Brother’s had a problem with one of the most popular attractions at Jungle Junction. The reptile house had an hourly show that featured highly poisonous snakes. The issue was that the handler was allergic to the anti-venom if he was bitten. Park management needed a find a method to quickly transport the handler to a medical treatment facility.

Warner Brothers contacted local physician Dr. Arthur Zampella and together, application was made to the Federal Aviation Administration for a heliport at Idylease. In the off possibility of a snake bite, the handler would be transported to Idylease and then flown by air to a trauma center where he would be treated by alternative methods.

The Idylease Helistop is a remnant of Jungle Habitat from 40 years ago and still maintains the FAA license. The heliport is currently used by the NJ State Police if major accidents occur in the area. Patients are transported to Idylease and flown to the nearest trauma center from the landing field.

For more information visit the Idylease Helistop Website at: http://njhelistop.com

Monday, April 15, 2019

Michael Karp Composes Score for Elmore Leonard Documentary

Michael Karp Completes Score for Elmore Leonard Documentary

NEW YORK, NY -- Michael has received two Emmys and one Emmy nomination for his work and is an eleven-time recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' prestigious "Most Performed Television Theme" award and the winner of the "Special Distinction" award for "Affirmation for Strings", a work for the concert stage. From works for large orchestra to solo instruments - such diverse music as rock, pop, rhythm and blues, alternative, punk, rap, hip-hop, jazz, world and classical - Michael's music transcends all styles and genres.

Whether enhancing the beauty or majesty of the Olympics, or adding excitement, drama and raw energy to New York Yankees Baseball, Major League Baseball's, World Series, International, or HBO's, Greatest Sports Upsets, Michael Karp's music excites. Whether underscoring the humor, emotions and cultural differences in National Geographic's, Worlds Apart, or providing the musical identity for Dateline NBC, NBC News' Presidential Election Coverage, or Operation: Freedom, Michael Karp's music inspires.

Having created music for all the major broadcast networks as well as many of the national cable networks, independent and affiliated stations and major broadcast syndicators, Michael brings a unique blend of experience, creativity, vision and understanding to his work - always striving for that perfect complement - when music and visuals combine to create a truly magical experience.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Elmore Leonard: But Don't Try to Write


There's Literature... There's Genre... and then there's Elmore Leonard - A Documentary Coming Spring 2019.

Elmore Leonard, one of the most popular and admired authors of his time, wrote more than forty novels and dozens of short stories. Among his many NY Times bestsellers: Tishomingo Blues, Glitz, Get Shorty, Maximum Bob, and Rum Punch. Unlike most (so-called) genre writers, however, Leonard is taken seriously, indeed, by those in the literary arena. This documentary film from Transmultimedia Entertainment is Produced/Edited by Richard Zampella and Written/Directed by John Mulholland. Craig Gilbert is Executive Producer and Campbell Scott Narrates.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Food Mill in Point Lookout NY

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The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY -- Designed, Built and Operated by Richard Zampella
Richard Zampella has worked in all areas of the hospitality and food service industry for over 30 years. He has managed the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel and served as Food and Beverage Manager of the The Essex House Hotel on Central Park South. For 15 years he worked 65 floors high atop Rockefeller Center at the Rainbow Room under legendary restauranteur Joe Baum. In 2010, he created the concept and design for Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Shop in the seaside hamlet of Point Lookout, NY.

As a restaurant designer he executed designs for Heneghan’s Tavern in Point Lookout, NY and Brixx & Barley in Long Beach, NY.

In 2018, he designed, built and re-opened the market Nicholas and Carmela Merola opened in 1930 in the tiny Long Island hamlet of Point Lookout, NY at 40 Lido Boulevard. The Food Mill continues the tradition of operating a community market recalling an era celebrating value and quality.


Richard Zampella is the Managing Partner of Transmultimedia. He produced Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen which is narrated by Sam Waterston. Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen was reviewed by The New York Times film critic Andy Webster on October 11, 2013 and was named an NY Times Critics’ Pic by Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden. Webster said the picture was proof that the work of these two men "endures and so does what they stood for". Other producer credits include; Sergeant York: Of God and Country for Warner Home Video which was narrated by Liam Neeson and Inside High Noon for Paramount Pictures which was narrated by Frank Langella with an introduction by President Bill Clinton. Zampella is currently working on a documentary about American writer Elmore Leonard entitled 'But Don't Try to Write'.

Richard is the proprietor of Idylease, A Historic Landmark located in Newfoundland, NJ.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY



The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY is open 7 days a week from 6am-10pm. We feature products from Sail Away Coffee Company, Tom Cat Bakery and Boar's Head. We are located at 40 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY.