TV show intersted in haunted house

It’s a satisfying feeling when a writer learns her work has reached out to others and influenced them one way or another.

Just in time for last Halloween, I covered a story for my newspaper about a Wanaque, NJ, house that’s haunted by its former occupants. This house was in the local Venezia family for about 100 years, so it has much historical significance within this small town and this family. Last October, the house was featured  in the DIY Network paranormal show “Haunted House for Sale.” The Victorian house, a beauty that overlooks the Wanaque Reservoir, has been on sale since its last owner died in 2009.

In my work email inbox, a former Wanaque resident saw my article and wrote to me with interest in featuring the house on paranormal TV show he’s pitching to production companies. The email is dated Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.

—–Original Message—–
From: Graveyard Shift [mailto:graveyardshifttv@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:09 PM
To: Edmond, Teresa
Subject: Haunted Wanaque house subject of paranormal TV show

Hello Teresa,

I have just read your article on the Haunted Wanaque House on Ringwood Ave. I grew up in Wanaque and lived there for 32 years before I moved out but my parents still live there. I always knew that place was haunted. Great article. I am starting my own paranormal reality show and wanted to know if you have any contacts with KPI TV. Although I have a film company in L.A. Film Garden Entertainment interested in my show I would like to work with people here on the east coast. If you have any contacts I would appreciated it if you would send them to me.
Below is a list of film industries that have viewed my show. Have a Happy New Year,

Giuseppe (Joe) DiMarco

Genre:   Reality Series

  Graveyard Shift (Activation Status – Current Term: 12/17/2011 )

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Cross-Genre Entertainment LLC on Monday, December 12, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Madeline Films on Friday, December 09, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Cross-Genre Entertainment LLC on Thursday, December 08, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Film Garden Entertainment on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By 20th Century Fox Television on Monday, November 14, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By STARZ on Sunday, November 13, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Film Garden Entertainment on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Film Garden Entertainment on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

   Activity Status: Requesting Writer Contact By Film Garden Entertainment on Monday, September 19, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By Film Garden Entertainment on Monday, September 19, 2011

   Activity Status: Pass
By BEI TV | Fremantle Media North America on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

   Activity Status: Reviewed
By BEI TV | Fremantle Media North America on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Excited that my article has whetted someone’s interest in featuring it on another paranormal TV show, I replied via email:

Hi Joe,

Thank you so much for your comment on my article and your interest in pursuing this for your paranormal reality show.

Here’s KPI’s contact info:

KPI
39 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
(646) 356-0700

Also, try contacting Livia Deak. As you may recall from reading my article, she’s the house’s realtor for Century 21 and the late previous owner’s daughter:

Out of curiosity, what had you always suspecting that the Venezia house is haunted?

I wish you well in your new endeavor:)

Teresa

And this was Joe’s response to me, which came into my inbox today, Jan. 3 at 1:13 p.m.:

I always suspected it was haunted because it looked old and being on top of a hill like that it just seemed creepy but beautiful at the same time. I have always looked up at that house when driving pass it from my childhood to being an adult and said to myself that place is haunted and I want to go in there. Hopefully I will get my chance. Besides Wanaque itself is a creepy town. There have been UFO sightings and paranormal activity everywhere from Wanaque to Ringwood but Wanaque is a hot spot for paranormal activity.
Thank you for responding to my e-mail. Have a great new year. I’ll be working on my show and hopefully get it off the ground this year. If you know of any producers etc. interested in the show please let me know. I am looking for TV networks, producers etc.
Thanks,
Joe
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One comment

  1. 1\30\2012 Wow thank you Teresa for putting this on your site. I found it on accident or did I? Have a great year!!

    Joe DiMarco

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