Music & film fest on tap for Court Square

By Bill Parry

A recording industry executive is planning to bring a music and film festival to Long Island City this summer.

The Lot LIC Music and Film Series would come to a plot of land, at 43-29 Crescent St., owned by Rockrose Development Corp. a sponsor of the event.

M. Wells Steakhouse is involved in the project as a catering partner and local breweries will be invited to take part.

The producer and curator of the series is Petrit Pula, an executive in charge of talent scouting and artist development for Nublu Records. Pula is also the founder and curator of Brasil Summerfest, a popular showcase that plays many New York City venues every summer.

Born and raised in New York City, Pula lived in Kosovo for eight years before war in the Balkans made his family return to New York in 1991. A New York University graduate, Pula is also the co-owner of Bikinis, a Barcelona-style eatery in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, and a producer of short films.

The series would begin Aug. 7 to Sept. 20 with films Thursdays after dark and music Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pula is currently working out a schedule for the performers that will include indie-rock, folk and soul bands.

The final schedule should be set inside of two weeks.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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