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Interview with Cynthia S. Bercowetz on book tour and film shoot (Photos)

On Feb. 17, 2014, author and actress Cynthia S. Bercowetz, out of Naples, Fla., announced her upcoming book signings plus her latest experience on set of the film "Casting."

by Cynthia S. Bercowetz
Cynthia S. Bercowetz, Image: Courtesy
Cynthia Bercowetz
Cynthia Bercowetz, Photo: Courtesy

This talented author of non-fiction and children's books takes her readers on a journey, a different journey in each of her books.

When it comes to your book tours, where will you go next?

"I have been busy with book signings since January of this year, and looks like I will continue to be. Next month is pretty full. I will be at a book signing and a reading festival at Barnes & Noble in Naples." (see her upcoming book signing schedule below)

March Book Signing Schedule

  • Barnes & Noble in Naples - Sat., March 1 from 2-4 p.m.
  • Lee Reading Festival in Fort Myers - Sat., March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fred's Restaurant in Immokalee - Sat., March 29 from 4-6 p.m.

In addition to Bercowetz's busy book signing schedule, where she shares about her books and their journeys, she has also been on her own journey. Cynthia S. Bercowetz was recently on a film set! discovered that Bercowetz had a part in a film, that of which she shot on Sat. Feb. 8, 2014. Her role in the film is that of an actress, Edna Murray, who shows up for a casting on the wrong day!

Cynthia S. Bercowetz would you honor us with some of your experiences the day of the film shoot?

"Yes, I have many mini-stories about that shoot day. To begin with, I had a book signing in the morning, so it was a very long and difficult day for me. The day began at 8 a.m., for the signing, at the Farmer's Market at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Naples.

My call time for the film was 1:30 p.m., and I arrived at 1 p.m. Due to the morning actors eating lunch, the film's shoot location (Protocol Models on the Gulf) was locked, but after waiting a bit I went into the office and was given instructions concerning the film, and then I waited some more."

Sounds like you had a busy day even before your scene was shot. What happened next?

"Since 'hurry up and wait' is all about shooting a film I did just that, waited. Although during my wait I 'primped' and listened to all that was going on around me waiting for my scene to be shot.

Everyone was friendly on set. I had a small part and not concerned about my lines, so my mind drifted some while I was waiting."

Cynthia, do you mind telling us what you were thinking on set?

"Well, I was thinking back to the early 60s when I was in the stage production of 'Lilies of the Field.' Sidney Poitier did the film version. In real life I was a Jewish girl, but I played a nun! My mother said, 'Oy vey!" (Oh my God!), as I left the house in my habit to rehearsal.

My moment of memories was jogged when I was called on set! Even though the film's scene was changed, it didn't take long to shoot, and before I knew it I was on my way home."

Thank you Cynthia S. Bercowetz for sharing about your book signings, your past acting and recent film shoot. Feb. 8 sounded like a long day for sure, but it also sounded like a fun and fulfilling one!

Learn more about this author, actress and "Casting" (produced by UFTA), by going to fans, her website and on Facebook. Also enjoy above video on "Sidney Poitier and Sandra Bullock Meet."

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