Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Coparazzi: A Front Row Seat to the Greatest Show on Earth!

by: Joseph L. Giacalone

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a police officer and see what they do from behind the yellow tape? It is an exciting and wonderful career of helping people, solving problems and giving back to the community. However, it isn't all that glamorous at times, but in a new book by former NYPD Movie and TV Unit police officer, Vincent Casale, "The Coparazzi," he details the excitement and events that only police officers get to see. He provides an insider's take of the Unit and how they police the hundreds of movie / TV sets around New York City. "The Coparazzi" is truly a front row seat to the greatest show on earth!

In 1989 Patrolmen Vincent Casale was transferred to his dream assignment, the NYPD Movie Unit. The unit had the responsibility to assist and the motion picture industry while they filmed on the streets of N.Y. Officer Casale found himself smack in the middle of New York film-making. Lights! Camera! Action! Movie stars! A life long film fanatic, Casale was over the moon! But were the stars in his eyes too bright? Was the world of film-making as glamorous and exciting as he thought? Pick up a copy of "The Coparazzi," in paperback or Kindle today and find out!


Vincent Casale was born in East Harlem, New York City. He was raised in Queens N.Y. and upon graduating from Hillcrest High School he fell into a succession of jobs including film expeditor for Movie Lab, tending bar in Penn Station, and driving for a private car service. In 1984 Casale joined the ranks of the NYPD. He patrolled the various neighborhoods in Queens before he was assigned to the departments Movie Unit in 1989. Vincent resides on Long Island with his family.

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