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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cheryl McQueen has added a talent agent to her team of representatives

 The actress-filmmaker has signed with Trio Talent, who also has placed talent with huge national brands such as Dockers and Toyota, among others.

The move comes just under a month after the release of McQueen's ALS challenge video 'This is for Lou Gehrig', and her return to support the "Sexy Hair" franchise in L.A. McQueen has spent the past several months redeveloping her craft in athletic and action based roles with theatrical combat training and conceptual grading for independent filmmaking. Most recently for an in-development Action/Drama film called 'Iris'. She continues to work with her longtime manager Mike Williams at Cylence Media and modeling agent at Peak Models.

Sources say Trio will help McQueen, arguably one of the most versatile up-and-coming commercial hair models in the Los Angeles area, find more significant roles in large scale commercial spots of both local and national franchises.

Follow McQueen by checking her website,; or contact through the site for bookings or appearances.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


“Gay Positive”

As seen on Time Warner NY1
Official selection for the 2014 7th annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest in Atlantic City, NJ 

A Documentary exploring the discrimination against Homosexual Men from donating blood in the USA.

“Gay Positive”
... because Gay Blood can save lives.
Recent history proves that when tragedy strikes, donor centers are often in short supply and struggle to meet demand. The ban forces organizations such as The Red Cross to reject willing, disease-free, healthy individuals. During the filming of this documentary, countries such as Mexico and the United Kingdom lifted their ban, while the FDA insisted it remain in the United States of America. “Gay Positive” is the story of one man trying to bring to attention the outdated ban on gay men donating blood in the United States of America.
The filmmakers of “Gay Positive” hopes this documentary will help remove the stigmas often associated with the lifestyles of homosexual men and to raise public awareness of the potential benefits of lifting the ban on gay blood.

The film features stars such as:
Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black)
Lisa Lampanelli (Comedian. Known as the “Queen of Mean”) Eric Millegan (Bones, Lady Peacock)
Blanche Baker (16 Candles, Emmy Winner)
Trapper Felides (Host of Oxygen Networks The Next Big Thing) Elissa Goldstein (An Affirmative Act, Lady Peacock)
Yetta Kurland (NY Politician and Civil Rights Attorney)
Frank DeCaro (National Talk Show Host) 

Monday, October 20, 2014

TV Pro Gear Connects with Chinese Film & Television Markets

TV Pro Gear Connects with Chinese Film & Television Markets

Los Angeles, CA-September 2014—TV Pro Gear was hired to shoot the first UCFTI (U.S. China Film & Television Industry) Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15thand 16th.  The purpose of the event was for the American and Chinese filmmakers, film financiers and film distributors to explore cross-border production and distribution.

Mayor Eric Garcetti was there to kick off the event with a speech denoting how much our cultures have in common. (

In addition, TV Pro Gear exhibited a large booth at the event, which has already resulted in attracting new Chinese clients who want to shoot in California using TV Pro Gear’s video trucks, stage and flypaks. The CEO of UCFTI, Bianca Chen, stated, “ We are in the midst of growth of China’s film and television industry—which makes this an important moment for US and Chinese industry leaders to work together in their respective markets. UCFTI Expo was created to bridge the gap between the two countries and provide opportunity to foster business relationships.”

About TV Pro Gear:

TV Pro Gear designs and builds television stations, production facilities, video trucks and Flypaks™ for companies all over the world. Recent clients include Comcast, AT&T, Bloomberg, NBC, FOX, and the city of Manhattan Beach. TV Pro Gear is currently building a video production truck for GISL in Trinidad.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Last Will. & Testament--A Repeat Free Screening of this Documentary Film

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm--snacks;  6:30 pm--film;  8:00 pm--discussion

Where: KC Public Library, 4801 Main St., K.C., Mo. Cohen Room, lower level

Admission: Free. Open to the public. Please call Deborah McArdle at (913) 492-8753 to RSVP

The ESU Kansas City Branch will offer a repeat screening of this documentary film on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Several ESU members were unable to attend the original screening in 2012 and others who did see it remarked that it would be worthwhile to screen it again.

This film explores the greatest literary mystery of all time: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Golden Globe nominee Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast of scholars and actors featuring Oscar Winner Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Winner Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

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Shakespeare's plays and monologues are widely studied by academics worldwide and yet, the authorship question has persisted over the centuries. This documentary film, "Last Will. & Testament," offers educators and students of drama, history, theatre, humanities, and the English language a unique opportunity to examine the various theories about the authorship question and encourages students' critical thinking.

While the English-Speaking Union does not endorse any particular position on this controversy and remains neutral on the Shakespeare authorship question, it does welcome and encourage debate on this centuries-old topic.

Debate promotes critical-thinking skills so educators, students, scholars and the general public can begin to develop their own opinions on the controversy. This documentary film poses profound questions that encourage healthy debate.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It’s That Time of the Month: TomCat Films Brings the Heat with International Rights to PMS Cop

( announces today it has secured all International Rights to Byron Blakey’s PMS Cop, which is also being released as Monster Cop. The film is being released in North America via Charlie Band’s Full Moon Entertainment ( The film, which Horror Society ( “a hard hitting exploitation horror hybrid”, is about a police officer with anger issues who is caught on camera brutally beating a clown rapist. She is subjugated to mandatory therapy.

Her therapist quickly concludes that she suffers from extreme PMS and enrolls her in a drug trial for the new menstrual wonder drug Corybantic. Mary responds positively until a devastating incident throws her into a monstrous drug-induced killing frenzy. Soon everyone who comes into contact with the PMS cop realizes it IS her time of the month.

“Writer/Director Byron Blakey brings a hard-hitting genre film that delivers on all fronts- action, gore and sex appeal with spectacular visual effects, all of which lend themselves perfectly to international markets,” states CEO of TomCat Films, Ted Chalmers.

Blakey agrees, “I’m thrilled to be working with TomCat.  They are the perfect brand to pair with this film. TomCat ‘gets’ what we’re doing here and, to date, we’ve garnered enough interest from fans and critics, that we’re considering a sequel.”

Cindy Means, who plays the title character, was recently interviewed by Rue Morgue is certainly open to the idea of working with Blakey again: “PMS Cop was an insane amount of fun and growth for me, and I look forward to what’s next.”

Watch a teaser ( for what Fangoria ( describes as a“throwback to crass action/horror potboilers of the 1980s with a feminist twist.”

   TomCat Films, LLC will be marketing the film at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, and is a member of the Independent Film and Television Alliance. Stay tuned for more news and follow us on Twitter - @tomcatfilmsllc (


TomCat Films LLC
 is a vertically integrated film sales, licensing and distribution company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and affiliate locations in Beverly Hills, California, New York City, New York, and Selangor, Malaysia. TomCat Films attends all the major film markets including the American Film Market, European Film Market in Berlin, Hong Kong Filmart and the Cannes Film Festival. The company distributes over 100 feature films with distribution deals in place worldwide. Many of TomCat’s films can be seen on Netflix, InDemand, Family Video, Best Buy, Amazon and other establishments in the U.S./Canada and around the world.