After over 40 years on stage and and in front of the camera, Lou decided to bring his vast knowledge of the business, which includes being behind the camera as both a writer and producer, to a new venture, teaming up with Toni D'Antonio of Shake the Tree Productions to create and produce a variety of content. Lou's stage producing credits include the award-winning one man show Universal Dad at the Midtown Theatre Festival in New York City. Lou also produced the much heralded NYC production of the hit comedy Centennial Casting. Lou's first producing credit was also an award winner: the short film, The Lemon, which won numerous best short film prizes across the country.
Along with his new producing partner, Lou will next produce a slate of upcoming films, some which he wrote himself. First up is the 1980s police drama, Honor, Lou's homage to great 1970s New York films like Serpico, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, and Across 110th Street.
Other film projects in the works with Ms. D'Antonio include two that were written by Lou: the dark comedy/horror film, King Killer, about a murderous family of Elvis devotees, and Delhi, Deli!, a Bollywood musical with a Mafia twist. Other upcoming collaborations include the made-for-TV movie, Fallen Princess, based on the true story of a fallen beauty queen and her path to redemption.
Lou and Ms. D'Antonio have also just finished producing a pilot for television, Sober, about a retired Boston police officer struggling with her newfound free time, family, sexuality, and sobriety. The project has garnered much network interest. Other television projects in various stages of development include Staff, which takes place in and around the NYC bar and restaurant scene, and Goodfellows, the "can't judge a book by its cover" comedy.
There is also some unscripted content on the horizon. Created and hosted by Lou, Whacked! Where are they now? is a show where some of Hollywood's missing-in-action will be searched for and hopefully found. Also on the schedule is the true crime-based Delayed Justice, where a highly decorated former detective and his criminal attorney partner seek justice for those wronged by the system, and Family Lot, about a dysfunctional family involved in the car dealership world, who travel the country to save sinking car dealers while keeping some sense of sanity in their very funny family.