by: Joseph L. Giacalone
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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