On Wednesday December 21st, during their annual holiday event in the posh Boston Room at the UMASS Club on 1 Beacon, BostonMan Magazine revealed their Winter 2023 cover to be Marina Studios owner Marina Cappi through an iconic video produced by local film legend Dan Campbell aka Danny Direct.
Cappi, who has been dubbed ‘Hollywood East’ by showbiz insiders, recently filmed the Whitney Houston Biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody at her studios in Quincy MA, which is one of the first woman owned in the country.
The movie was produced by East Boston native Jeff Kalligheri of Compelling Pictures.
‘I Wanna Dance’ -along with Avatar and Puss & Boots, The Last Wish- is one of the coveted winter/holiday theatre releases of the season.
“We always want to start our year off strong,” said BostonMan Publisher Matt Ribaudo in regards to the decision to peg Cappi as his first cover of 2023. “We feel the timing of everything Marina (Cappi) is doing to make waves in the film industry -combined with the release of the Whitney Houston movie this Christmas- is the perfect combo to launch us into the New Year.”
The event, which also featured a stunning performance from hip-hop violinist Rhett Price, left Legacy Club members and attendees in awe.
“It’s incredible how BostonMan and this professional community continue to set the standard in the city as both a magazine and a networking group,” Legacy Club member Evan Luongo of Luongo Contracting said. “None of us wanted the evening to end.”
The cover and subsequent images which will be featured in the story were shot at Marina Studios by photographer Derrick Zellmann. Shaunna Legatos applied hair and makeup and Amanda Vargus of Wave + Woven styled Marina’s wardrobe.
For the video reveal, which was played several times throughout the evening to thunderous applauses, Campbell beautifully blended clips from the ‘I Wanna Dance’ movie with behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot with Marina. Ribaudo narrated the video, culminating with a still frame of the winter 2023 cover and Whitney’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ 1987 mega-hit playing in the backdrop.
The cover story and magazine, slated for a late January release, will be written by Alexandra Salmon.
Giavanna Silva and Emily Haddad, co-founders of Olympus Group realty, will be sponsoring the back cover for this monumental release.
The entire photo album from BostonMan‘s December Legacy Club Event, shot by John Lee, can be viewed here.
If you would like to have your company or brand featured in the Winter 2023 edition of BostonMan Magazine, please reach out to BostonMan publisher Matt Ribaudo for advertising rates and details.