Thursday, May 26, 2016

ICFLIX Now Accessible on Hisense TVs

 ICFLIX the Middle East and North Africa's leading Internet streaming service have partnered with the third largest global TV manufacturer, Hisense, to make movies, TV series, documentaries and kids entertainment from ICFLIX more accessible to consumers across the region.

The launch marks another extension that brings the popular app and experience directly to the television offering viewing flexibility.

"Hisense is now the third largest TV brand in the world. This partnership will allow us to present consumers the convenience; being able to watch the best of Hollywood, Jazwood (Arabic) and Bollywood content seamlessly. Whether it's movies, TV series, documentaries or kids animation, ICFLIX has something for everyone," said Carlos Tibi, founder and CEO, ICFLIX.

The ICFLIX app will come preinstalled on all high-end Hisense TV's and will include a three-month free subscription for customers signing up for a premium account.

To watch ICFLIX's vast library of content, subscribers simply need to be connected to the Internet via their Hisense Smart TV and have their log-in details available to be able to stream the wide variety of ICFLIX's original content alongside award-winning Hollywood movies and the largest Jazwood library online and a section dedicated for kids content directly via the app.

Hisense, the world No.3 brand is very glad to have such a reliable partner. Thanks to ICFLIX, Hisense will be able to give to their customers a better content experience in the region.  Consumers could enjoy all kinds of premium online contents from ICFLIX via Hisense smart TV series. Hursh Agrawal, GM-TVs mentions that this cooperation will take Hisense's customer to next level of entertainment and will be a win-win solution for both companies.

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ICFLIX provides a value-for-money entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition and Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound where available.

Notes for Editors

ICFLIX provides its users with access to its Jazwood (Arabic), Hollywood and Bollywood content, including the largest library of Arabic movies and shows available online. Additionally, subtitles and alternative audio options are available for a majority of the content, making it accessible for French, Arabic and English speakers.


ICFLIX media FZ LLC was established in Dubai in 2012. The company provides its members with convenient access to Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazwood (Arabic) content. It is the first subscription-based online streaming service of its kind and offers movies, TV series, cartoons, and documentaries. The service is currently available on over 12,000 different mobile and fixed Internet enabled devices including PCs, Macs, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and gaming consoles. Aside from its UAE headquarters, ICFLIX has offices in Morocco, Egypt and Czech Republic. (

About Hisense

Hisense is a leading multibillion-dollar global conglomerate, with over 40 years' experience. With a workforce of over 69 000 worldwide, Hisense is a world leader of flat-panel TVs, household appliances and mobile communication devices. Hisense has been the Chinese market leader in flat-panel TVs for 12 consecutive years, since 2004.

Hisense has 13 production facilities and 14 R&D centres around the globe. Its companies are located in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Hisense's products are sold in more than 130 countries with sales revenue reaching USD 16 billion in 2014. It is one of the largest television manufacturers in the world, with over 10 million televisions produced each year. In 2015, Hisense ranked number three in the global TV market.

The company has been the recipient of several recognitions and awards in the name of innovation, technology, design and quality management. Hisense's many subsidiaries are in the consumer electronics, home appliance, mobile communications, IT and real estate industries.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Newly Renovated Historic Loring Park Music Box Theater Is Now Open

The Music Box Theater, a historic Minneapolis landmark, underwent renovation during January and February 2016 and is now open on Nicollet Ave in Loring Park. Coming soon, on the weekend of May 6, they will offer a weekend of classic, indie, and family movie showings. The theater is under new management, who are planning several different events in 2016 aimed to provide the Loring Park community with high quality arts and entertainment.

Located at 1407 Nicollet Avenue, just one block west of the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Music Box Theater will host the "Flix and Chips" movie weekend by opening its doors on Friday evening for two showings, and Saturday afternoon for two matinee showings. The Music Box Theater has partnered with a popular local restaurant in Loring Park, Eggy's Diner, in order to provide free chips and movie admission.

"We are really excited to offer this event to our community in order to let them know that the Music Box Theater is a venue that is committed to providing fun and exciting arts and entertainment options in the downtown area," said Shuree Rivera, Creative Director for Wooddale at the Music Box Theater. "We decided to kick-off the spring season by showing some great movies that everyone could enjoy, and are in the midst of planning concerts, theatrical performances and the live-broadcast leadership event, 'The Global Leadership Summit' throughout the summer and fall here at the theater. Everyone is also welcome and invited to join our Sunday morning gatherings at 10am for live music, art, teaching, and community."

The Music Box Theater's renovations maintained and enhanced the historic glamour of the building, while upgrading its technology by installing a new lighting system, a digital stereo sound system, an HD digital projector, and free Wi-Fi. The two month renovation project was completed by Wooddale Church, the Music Box Theater's new management.

The complete lineup of films, show times, ticket reservations, and upcoming events can be found through

Sunday, May 22, 2016

San Diego's growing craft beer industry will be captured in the film "SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over"

Dry Hopped Productions, LLC announced today that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to fund the production and distribution of SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over, a documentary sequel to 2012's SUDS COUNTY, USA. The film will be directed by Sheldon Kaplan of Ibhayi Media and produced by Kaplan and Kevin Tostado of Tostie Productions, LLC. If the campaign hits its goal, production will commence in June 2016 and continue through the end of the year, with a potential release scheduled for Summer 2017.

In addition to looking at the recent explosive growth of breweries in San Diego County, California, the film will also look at San Diego breweries and brewers' influence both nationally and internationally. Amongst a number of other topics, SUDS COUNTY 2 will also focus on both the national and international growth of the India Pale Ale (IPA) and an investigation of the evolution of the San Diego IPA/Pale Ale over the years. This film is intended to be as much about education as it is about entertainment.

Filming will not only take place in San Diego County, but also in breweries in northern California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Virginia. Outside of the United States, filming is planned for Germany, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Mexico, Denmark, and if the filmmakers can exceed their funding goal, there is the potential to film in Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. It may be surprising to learn that San Diego-style beers have served as inspiration for craft breweries in all of these countries.

SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over was born out of director Sheldon Kaplan's passion for storytelling and good-tasting beer. Asked why it was important to make this film, Kaplan responded, "When I first started doing the research for the original movie back in late 2009, there were less than 30 brew houses in San Diego County.  Now that number has more than quadrupled to where we have more than 120 brewhouses in the county.  In addition, the West Coast IPA and San Diego Pale Ale beer style that San Diego craft brewing has become famous for, now dominates the national craft beer market and is increasingly influencing brewers outside of the U.S., too.  I believe the time is right to document this massive shift in the landscape which is especially interesting to me given that it that has occurred over a relatively short amount of time."

Rewards for pledges to the SUDS COUNTY 2 Kickstarter campaign ( include, but are not limited to, digital downloads of the film, exclusive t-shirts made just for the campaign, credits in the film, and limited quantity brew days with some of the best breweries in San Diego County. If the film successfully hits its funding goal of $250,000, it will become the 10th-highest funded documentary of all time on Kickstarter's platform.

SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over is being produced by Ibhayi Media in association with Tostie Productions, LLC. The film is expected to be released on iTunes, Amazon Video, and digital downloads in Summer of 2017.  For a video about the film's Kickstarter campaign, more information on the film's story, and the official page for the Kickstarter campaign, please visit  For graphics or photos, please email

About the Filmmakers

Director and Producer of SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over is Sheldon Kaplan of Ibhayi Media. Sheldon Kaplan was educated in South Africa and Australia. A graduate of South Africa's National Film School, he went on to work in numerous production capacities on multiple film and video productions in South Africa and Europe before becoming an in-house television commercials producer in Sydney, Australia. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a film and television development executive. In 1996 he relocated to San Diego and was involved in the early days of content creation and nascent video streaming for what was in those days referred to as the world wide web. In 1999, a personal health crisis prompted him to quit the media business and he created a brand of indigenous South African herbal teas for the US market, including the first 100% USDA organically certified South African manufactured product. In 2010 the creative muses called once again and he returned to media content creation. In 2012 his company, Ibhayi Media released SUDS COUNTY, USA, an independent feature length documentary detailing the rise of the San Diego craft beer industry, which he had followed closely as a consumer - being a lover of craft beer, good wine and fine spirits. He currently runs Ibhayi Media in San Diego and considers himself indeed fortunate to live in America's finest city, which just so also happens to be America's finest beer city!

Producing SUDS COUNTY 2 with Kaplan is Kevin Tostado of Tostie Productions, LLC. Tostado previously worked as an Associate Producer on SUDS COUNTY, USA, and was excited for the chance to produce this sequel with Kaplan about his hometown. Tostado has also produced and directed Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, which won four Emmy awards for the Pacific Southwest chapter of the Television Academy. Tostado was a producer on Eternity The MovieYellow Lights, and the webseries Research. Tostado has been part of teams raising over $80,000 on Kickstarter in the past for various projects.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rahway International Film Festival introduces the inaugural “Rahway Film Festival Junior”

Rahway International Film Festival introduces the inaugural “Rahway Film Festival Junior”, dedicated to showcasing the filmmaking talents of New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12. The event brought to you by “Just Be You Performing Arts” will take place on May 21, 2016 at 2pm in UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, and will present 19 short films by young filmmakers across the state.

These talented filmmakers are the best of the best in New Jersey, selected from a large number of applicants with the winning filmmakers receiving a special screening at Rahway International Film Festival, October 21-23, 2016 as well as a guest appearance on Edison TV’s, “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey.”

The event will showcase works by students from New Jersey schools, including McGinn Elementary School of Scotch Plains, Brookside Place School of Cranford, Roselle Park Middle School of Roselle Park, Abraham Clark High School of Roselle, Magnet High School of Scotch Plains, Marist High School of Bayonne, New Providence High School of New Providence, Warren Hills Regional High School of Washington, and Henry Hudson Regional of Highlands.

Ron MacCloskey of Edison TV’s “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” will host the afternoon of short films ranging from animation to music video to comedy to drama.  There will be a Q&A session with the student filmmakers afterwards, followed by a brief catered reception.

This is the perfect chance to meet the future Steven Spielbergs and Sofia Coppolas of the world, to say you “knew them when.” Come support these future filmmakers of tomorrow and prepare to be impressed and entertained!

The event will be hosted on May 21, 2016 at 2pm in the Fazioli Room of the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, located at 360 Hamilton St, Rahway, NJ 07065.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at or at the box office upon arrival.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"The Cursed Man" movie premiere announced. Sunbury Press issues special edition cover

Sunbury Press has released a special edition of The Cursed Man novel honoring the upcoming premiere of the movie, to be held at the landmark Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

About the Book:
Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him.  A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death's preferential treatment.

But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings. When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman.

About the Author:
Keith Rommel is an award-winning author of ten novels and is an award-winning screenwriter. His writing has been called, "Horror for the curious mind." His first two novels, The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man are at various stages of production to become motion pictures. 2016.

About The Cursed Man Movie:
Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him. A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.
Director:  James L Perry
Writers:  James L Perry, Keith Rommel
Stars:  Brahm Gallagher, Brinna Locke, Maritza Brikisak

Cast (in credits order)
Brahm Gallagher … Alister
Brinna Locke … Dr. Anna Lee
Maritza Brikisak … Death and Alister's Mom

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Bendik … Woman on Street
Mark Bishko … Suicide Witness
Paris Bravo … Michael's Daughter
C. Ashleigh Caldwell … Head Nurse
Ruth Connell … Bonnie
Anna Curtis … Sharon
Lee Fobert … Hospital Doctor
Paul Grace … Sheriff's Sergeant
Jules Hartley … Michael's Wife
Tom Herschderfer … Motorist
Jack Keebler … Wheelchair Patient
M. Lee … Woman on Street
Jo Mani … Sheriff's Deputy
Bruno Marcotulli … Uncle Bob
Grant McLellan … Young Alister
Timothy Patrick O'Neill … Ralph
James L. Perry … Doctor Bills
John Henry Richardson … Director Lofton
April Rock … Nurse
Anna Ross … Nurse
Ron Ross … Alister's father
Robert Sisko … Director Conroy
Skylar … Man on Street
Jim Tavaré … Terry
Laura Tavaré … Hospital Doctor
Kim Walker … Real Estate Agent
Ian Watson … Michael
Marc Wayne … Man on Street
H. Dean Williams … Bruce

About the Premiere:
World Premiere of THE CURSED MAN movie - Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. Halloween Night October 31, 2016 - 7pm to 11pm - Party before and after. This may be the greatest movie premiere on Halloween Night in the History of the Alex Theatre.

The Cursed Man
Authored by Keith Rommel
List Price: $14.95
5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
222 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063682
ISBN-10: 1620063689
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers

The special edition movie premiere cover are only available through October.
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