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Pamela Glasner
Pamela S. K. Glasner is a published author of historical fiction and non-fiction, a filmmaker, a social advocate, and a blogger on the Huffington Post and feature writer for Cabaret Scenes Magazine. She has also written several short stories.

“Last Will and Embezzlement”, the critically-acclaimed documentary about the financial exploitation of the elderly and starring Hollywood icon, the late Mickey Rooney, was Ms. Glasner’s debut film. Inspired by true-life events in her own family, the film premièred in Manhattan in April 2012 to a standing-room-only house.

In addition to “Last Will and Embezzlement”, and “Madder Than A Full Moon Dog” (her latest film, based on Starjack Entertainment’s annual music festival in Leeds, England), two more of Ms. Glasner’s works are being made into films: “The Calicoon”, a Hitchcock-style psychological horror/ thriller, and “Finding Emmaus”, a docudrama which explores the treatment and mistreatment of the mentally ill over the course of about 350 years.

2013 also saw the release of Ms. Glasner’s second book, “Silver and Gold” which was written in honor of her parents and released on what would have been her father’s 93rd birthday.

Originally from New York City, born in 1953, Ms. Glasner moved to Connecticut with her family at eighteen. A Dean’s List student, she graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in English and secondary education, with concentrations in both psychology and sociology.

She attributes her love of architecture and antique restoration—two aspects of her life which are woven into the fabric of “Finding Emmaus” — to her grandfather who, after emigrating to the US from Austria in the 1920’s, became an iron worker and joined the ranks of those who left their legacy in the form of New York City’s incomparable skyline. But her real hero, though gone for forty years, is still her grandmother, whose strength, courage and unfailing faith taught her that “nothing and no one can keep you from your heart’s desire without your permission and your cooperation.”

Ms. Glasner is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and the Town and County Club in Hartford, Connecticut. She is also a Registered Reader at the Royal Society of London and the British Library. She resides in rural Connecticut where she continues working on several new projects.

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Entries by Pamela Glasner

Palliative Care and Universal Health Coverage

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 11:07 AM

Yodit, a 50-year-old widow, lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the foot of Entoto, the capital's highest mountain. She is HIV positive and has cervical cancer. She had extreme pain that left her bed-bound and unable to care for her children. She also had other distressing symptoms and was very...

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Arrested Memory - 'Justice Is Mind'

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 4:55 PM

No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.

In the 2013 feature film Justice Is Mind, a defendant is put...

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Rumer Willis, Autism, and "The Odd Way Home"

(8) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 1:35 PM

As happens so often in life, writer/director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan fell into creating a movie named The Odd Way Home quite by accident. A colleague who'd been engaged to produce a film on autism was unable, so she suggested it to him. His initial reaction? "I have...

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Gorgeous Properties for $200? WAY Out-of-the-Box, But Ingenious

(7) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 7:19 PM

Being an Out-Of-The-Box woman myself for as long as I can remember (which is a kinder, gentler, more modern way of calling someone the Black Sheep of the Family), I love it when I find people accomplishing the ordinary by extraordinary means. And in this day in age, when so...

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Stages Repertory Theatre: The Glitz and Glamour of Theatrical Fundraising

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 3:08 PM

Perhaps theater has always been an idea whose best moment is yet to come. I mean, there must be something maddening about the year-in, year-out program model that regional theaters must bear in order to do their work. Raise money, produce plays, speak to audiences, raise money, repeat. Like any...

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'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 5:24 PM

I don't know about you, but when I'm watching a movie for the first time, I love being surprised. I also love being transfixed. I have to say, though: if you've ever had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of this 22-minute film, Eleven, you may not imagine that...

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Horror With a Woman's Touch -- Not Your Average Deadly Movie

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Berkshire County closed Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in October, and came away with the coveted Best Horror Feature Film award -- and for good reason: it's frightening, as one would expect, but it's different -- very different -- and the audience loved it!


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The Midtown Men Tell It Like It Is... Was... Will Be (Part I)

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 10:42 PM

The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'phenomenon' as an occurrence, perceived through the senses, the cause or explanation of which is in question. I cannot imagine a more fitting description for The Midtown Men and the exhilaration which both precedes and follows their every public appearance.

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Rape, Domestic Violence, and the Remarkable Courage of Two Fledgling Filmmakers

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 5:42 PM

When I decided to attend the Golden Door Film Festival, I had no idea that the filmmakers who would dazzle me with their talent and intensity would be women. And it's no wonder: according to Indiewire, between 2009 and 2013, the six major studios hired 466 directors,

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The Beauty and Twisting Reality of Horror

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:10 PM

I never understood peoples' attraction to horror movies but, as a writer-turned-filmmaker who just spent three days totally immersed in the genre (courtesy of Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles), I have a newly-developed appreciation for the films, for those who make them and for the loyal...

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Golden Door International Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 4:41 PM

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind the birth of the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. Not just because of the name, but because of...

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Shriekfest: America's Preeminent Celebration of Horror

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 1:30 PM

What is it you need in the greatest quantity in order to launch and maintain a successful film festival? Well, if you ask Denise Gossett, founder and director of Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, Hollywood's preeminent celebration of independent horror films and screenplays for the past fourteen years, she'll...

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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ....

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 4:23 PM

If you love movies that transport you to alternate universes, or into pasts which never quite existed but might have, or into the future, or into situations that just plain scare the tar out of you, then there is no question -- you need to know about

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Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 10:07 PM

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.


On June 26th, actors, filmmakers,...

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Lessons, Miracles, Opportunities and Balance

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:14 PM

I have lately been giving a great deal of thought to the connection between all the new things I am getting involved in: writing articles about America's wild horses, soaking up books about historic females in the bible, some saints, some not, but all women of power and purpose, resiliency...

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Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

(13) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 3:22 PM

As I have said previously, the wild horses of America's eleven western states are caught in a battle of competing interests for the land on which they live, chief among those competitors, according to horse advocates, being cattle and sheep ranchers and their agents. And why is this? According to...

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Wild Horses - Beauty and the Betrayers (Part One)

(12) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 12:49 AM

Would you be surprised to learn we still have herds of wild horses roaming the American countryside? I guess I've always known it, but it's not something I've given a whole lot of thought to until this past summer when a friend introduced me to them, up close and personal,...

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Portrait of the Ideal Victim (Elder Financial Abuse)

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 1:02 PM

In my continuing crusade to protect the elderly from the clutches of those who prey upon them for a living (I'd rather rid the world of the perpetrators, but unfortunately, I don't think that's an option!), I have collected information from several reliable sources (such as state departments on aging,...

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There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 11:51 AM

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been wracking brain to try to comprehend how. After all these years of teachings, preachings, beseechings and rooftop proclamations, after congressional testimonies and...

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Please -- Don't Remind Me!

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Ask any five people what 'confidentiality' means and they will all likely give you some version of the commonly-accepted definition: if I tell you something, don't tell anyone else. They'd be correct, of course, but their answer would also be incomplete. There is another aspect to this concept which I'd...

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