Michael Ostin Joins AFTEE Board, Cablevision Signs On as Sponsor

The AFTEE board, including Wally Smith, John Kowalenko, Mary Morgan, Dennis McDermott, Jim Durning, Myron Levine, Fred Thiele, Bob Edelman, Donielle Cardinale, Eva LaMere, Claudia Pilato
The AFTEE board at BHNB on Thursday. Photo, Alex Goetzfried

All For The East End (AFTEE) announced the addition of  Michael Ostin, music, film and show producer/manager and former president of DreamWorks Records, to its board of directors this week.

Mr. Ostin has over 30 years of  music industry experience, and is one of the most prodigious executives in the entertainment business today with extensive relationships throughout the industry. As Senior Vice President of  A&R for Warner Brothers Records, he was involved in contract negotiations, execution, administration, as well as creative coordination of the careers of Warner Brothers‘ roster of more than 100 artists. He  also served as president of DreamWorks Records.

At DreamWorks, Ostin‘s  responsibilities included the management of daily operations, and he collaborated closely with David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, as well as with other members of DreamWorks SKG, the premiere film and animation studio. In 2003 Dreamworks Records was acquired by the Universal Music Group. Since that time, Mr. Ostin continues to consult with The Universal Music Group, has ventured into TV production and is an investor and associate producer of the Broadway hit, The Book Of Mormon.

“We are thrilled to have Michael Ostin join us on the AFTEE board,” said Myron Levine, AFTEE founder and Board President. With a major concert as our signature fundraising event, his advice and expertise will be invaluable in building a successful event that will ultimately benefit the many worthy not-for-profit organizations that contribute so much to the East End.”

Ostin joins:  Donielle Cardinale, Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty, Sheri Winter Clarry, Sr. Vice President, Corcoran Group, Jim Durning, Digital Media Director, Roger Waters The Wall Tour, Bob Edelman, CEO, Dan’s Papers LLC,  Barbara Frerichs, President, The Mosquito Squad, Eva LaMere, EVP, Austin & Willaims, Dennis McDermott, Proprietor, tRP/The Riverhead Project, Linda Miller, CEO, Hamptons Creative Group, Skip Norsic, President, Emil Norsic and Son Inc, Claudia Pilato, VP, Director of Marketing, BNB, JoAnn Ross, President, Network Sales, CBS, Robert Ross, VP Community & Government Relations, Southampton Hospital, Wally Smith, GM WPPB (Ex Officio).

Cablevision, A Major AFTEE Sponsor

In other news, Cablevision has joined AFTEE as a major sponsor, with a commitment to bring its media resources to the table and assist AFTEE in spreading the word about the organization and the concert event. Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies, delivering its Optimum-branded cable, internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area.

Additional sponsors that have contributed to the more than $200,000 raised to date include:  presenting sponsor Bridgehampton National Bank, Austin & Williams Advertising, Ben Krupinski Builders, Dan’s Papers, Cook Maran and Associates, The Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, the Long Island Community Foundation,  Martha Clara Vineyards, Emil Norsic and Son, Peconic Bay Medical Foundation, PURE Insurance,  Riverhead Building Supply, Sotheby’s International Realty, Southampton Hospital Foundation, Tanger Outlets, Art of Eating/Hampton Event Management International and Weber & Grahn.

Sponsors receive major visibility at the concert and the opportunity to entertain customers and friends in a VIP and BNB Backstage Lounge environment. More information about sponsorship or how to get involved is available from executive director, Mary Morgan by email at [email protected], by phone at 631-599-9297 or through the AFTEE website, AFTEE.org.

All For The East End is a 501(c)(3) non-profit establishment whose primary purpose is to raise awareness of the role not-for-profit organizations play in making the east end of Long Island one of the most desirable places to live in the world and to establish a fund of new money that they will have access to through a grant process. The Long Island Community Foundation will manage and administer the disbursement of funds obtained through AFTEE’s efforts. There are more than 1,075 registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the East End towns.

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