2012 and 2011 were the years of music videos!
We finished working with a brand new group called 'The Alan Wauters Alliance', producing several music videos for their upcoming debut record. Our good friends, The Smithereens, brought NewYorkMVP on-board to create videos for the first two singles, "Sorry" and "One Look At You", from their new 'Smithereens 2011' album. But it started with a trailer for a musical called "Pills", (which features my older brother, Charles Rokosny, Jr. on drums and percussion). And now we're in pre-production with music videos for two new artists. Stay tuned for more information about our new production - a Las Vegas show!
In the Spring of 2011, we created a film for The Children's Health Fund 2011 gala. It was a great night, that featured Bette Midler and Paul Simon singing "The Boxer" together - wow!
At the beginning of summer, we produced a short film for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which will be screened at their Awards of Excellence gala.
Our TV Pilot, "World of Good", is still in production. We hope to have that ready for distribution very soon!
In 2010, we directed a web commercial for AXE featuring Olivia Munn. We filmed in San Francisco and there was even a mime on set!
We are currently producing a film for the Paul Jackson Fund. It's been an incredibly moving experience. Paul has left behind an incredible legacy of great work.
Guess what? Sparky Lyle is hilarious! We filmed him for a PSA for Lupus Foundation of NJ. We also had a lot of laughs with Martina McBride, while directing her for a Cheerios web commercial. I shared with her some funny celebrity stories.
NewYorkMVP produced a TV spot for Western Union featuring Wyclef Jean and the music of Sun Palace for African Televison. We also created a video montage for the Times Square JumboTron for the Siemens Foundation. We produced a short film for the Children's Health Fund 2010 Gala. The Children's Health Fund was founded by Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener. In 2009, we also completed a film for Nets For Life Africa, who have recently announced the distribution of 7 million mosquito nets to fight Malaria. And we are happy to announce the release of a brand new Sun Palace CD, "Designed To Fly".
NewYorkMVP is an award winning production company, creating effective, entertaining and educational media. We produce Fundraising Films, PSAs for TV & Radio, Documentaries, TV Series, B-Roll Packages, and Educational Videos for Corporations & Charities. We work with you from concept to delivery, and can handle every step of your production. Our goal is to create a positive environment and work towards the success of your project.
For immediate release - 2013
We are happy to continue our work in the New Year, 2013!
In 2009, we had the privilege of working with TV star Patrick Dempsey from Gray's Anatomy on a Cancer Awareness PSA Campaign. He was a gentleman and hilarious on the set! In the fall of 2008, we produced a new TV Campaign for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year's PSA's featured Cindy Crawford, Billy Bush, Ne-Yo and Dayanara Torres. We filmed in Los Angeles and finished the editing back in New York City. Also, in the fall of 2008, Andriette and John went back to the Gulf Coast, this time to film the devastation of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX for the Children's Health Fund. Like the work after Hurricane Katrina, this was an emotional experience. Also, this fall, we worked with the Randall's Island Sports Foundation. We produced a Gala film that was screened at the Plaza Hotel. In attendance was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
We are looking at 2009 with the same vision and mission as we always have. “We want to continue our work of producing educational and entertaining programs on a large scale. The last few years have been very fulfilling; we had a film screened at Madison Square Garden during the “Big Apple to the Big Easy” concert, another screened at the premiere of Star Wars III and we produced a documentary on ESPN featuring Bruce Springsteen. Now we are looking to broaden our audience – reach more people and spread the idea of charity“, says producer John Rokosny.
2007 was an interesting year for New York MVP - the company received two TELLY AWARDS for the film “Every Child Matters,” a fundraising video for the Children’s Health Fund, a charity founded by Paul Simon. Rokosny and his partner, Andriette Redmann, traveled with CHF and Mr. Simon to the Gulf Coast and documented the medical relief effort in Louisiana and Mississippi. “The people of the Gulf are some of the most caring we’ve ever met. They have been through an incredible tragedy and they face it with optimism,” says Redmann.
Working with charities is nothing new for New York MVP. In fact, most of its 15-year history has been spent producing National Public Service Advertisements with celebrites. “In the past few years, we worked with Patrick Dempsey for a cancer awareness campaign, Troy Aikman and Marcia Cross for migraine headache PSAs, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, for both Ronald McDonald’s House Charities and the American Cancer Society, Venus and Serena Williams, along with Justin Timberlake for Ronald McDonald House.”
“The charities are great, we’ve also enjoyed working in the corporate world. We’ve worked for Valvoline, Kwikset, ADT, Atkins, Wells Fargo, Lee Jeans, Korbel, Pfizer, Pharmacia, DiGene, Weight Watchers and McDonalds.”
“The corporate world and the nonprofit world have a potentially beautiful relationship in my mind. I think that every business could have a charity attached to it. You know how you see a corporate sponsor logo on everything? Charities and their logos and websites could be linked with various companies and their products. That would be cool and would help a lot of causes to raise money and awareness! “ says John Rokosny.
Rokosny got his experience working for Doug Wyles Productions, starting out as a PA and working his way up to Senior Producer. “I learned everything from Doug. He taught me about production, the power of celebrities, the importance of charities. We worked with just about every charity and every celebrity it seemed! I owe it all to him.” It was there John produced 92 episodes of Quiet Triumphs for the Hallmark Network (guests included Tom Brokaw, Neil Simon, Morgan Fairchild and Alec Baldwin), a Christmas Special for NBC called “Story Barn” with Felicia Rashad, and hundreds of Public Service Announcements.
After leaving Doug Wyles, John went on to produce a documentary called "The Last Poets" which aired in February for Black History Month on BRAVO.
“We’re looking forward to working on some interesting new projects and meeting new people, which is our favorite part!” Says Rokosny.