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Joseph Scarpinito is an American entrepreneur, actor, film producer, and President of Scarpe Diem Productions. He is a champion for the arts and has been instrumental in bringing quality works and exhibits to lower Manhattan. He recently opened the Tachi Gallery which has displayed the works of Sasson Soffer and Paul Klee, and continues to be a showcase for new and established artists. He was also an executive producer on Michael Imperioli directorial debut The Hungry Ghosts that opened the 2009 International Rotterdam Film Festival. His newest venture, Scarpe Diem Productions, focuses on producing and creating quality feature films and original television and web series. In addition to a slate of show's for its soon to be released web channel Red Fish on Fire, it will be producing the feature film Zarra's Law written by Scarpinito and Charles Kipps, directed by Juha Wuolijoki and starring Tony Sirico. The film is set for a 2013 release.