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Thursday, October 23, 2014

True Story Narrative Feature Film - Kickstarter Crowdfunding - Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir

The Purpose , Direction and Action
What is the Goal?

To produce a dynamic film that follows the life of Norma, support and engage a platform for the Beneficial's - March of Dimes , Ruth Lyons , Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation ,  Riley Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - All of which Either Directly Touched Me and My family or Impacted the Quality of life in death for my Mother ... These are organizations are critical to millions and through the benevolence of the platform, generate additional awareness, inclusion & proceeds as a result ...

Hello, My name is Kris Courtney and I am man with multiple birth defects, amputations and mobility challenges that continue to play a part in my life. And myLife - Is About ABILITY!!!

I am an Artist, Author of both paper & film! MyKICKSTARTER Project is based upon the True Story Memoir of Norma Jean's Sun and is Currently LIVE! I am sending this email to make initial contact with your corporate and inform you that my efforts are geared entirely towards an End result of establishing a platform and voice to all that may find Hope & Inspiration.

This Feature Narrative Film is about the life of my Mother Norma and her family history of struggle to become the mother of a child with needs beyond any comprehension of the day and what lifes avenues presented all the while retaining the Grace and Beauty that she held. Only to find in the end an ending that will touch your core! Born with multiple birth defects, amputations and the isolation of pain, My life began with the enduring of 20 surgeries to function or walk in a world of normalcy only to be a springboard for escape and illusion. Throughout all, Norma retained the Grace and Dignity of a Woman who knew her purpose and direction! Her iconic image inspires today and will present a platform and audience into a never before filmed area of life inside a family struggling to accept reason!

Ultimately, proceeds and benefits from this Film will be allocated and endorsing those of Colon Cancer, St Judes and the Riley's Children hospital along with the Ruth Lyons Foundation. All of which either touched my life directly or in some capacity, Improved the quality of our life ...

In Summary, I am contacting you to encourage, engage and at a Social Media level distribute-tweet-post any information or LINK to this effort. The initial costs of Film Production and the Benevolence of Talent involved will require $390,000 initially to produce. It is our target goal to participate in the 2016 Film Festival Season. In the first 48 hours, although we have only tapped the surface, I have gained the forwarding support of various entities including film industry media outlets! Everything you see thus far, is solely done by myself - Everything! I am on a frugal fixed income, creative in heart and spirit, determined and need your help, please ... The end result as spoken by very many - "Give it away in order to Keep it" I am asking for a Benevolent extension of participation to be a part of a message bigger than most are capable of visualizing. I know 'You are Fully aware of that cost and vision!

Thank you, I look forward to your response and being a part of this project!


In the recent year past, I have finished composing the working Screenplay using the Professional Film Industry Standard “Final Draft” Software.  This was an entirely new adventure for me and presented many obstacles to overcome.  In years past while living in Santa Fe, NM I have had the honor & privilege to associate with many of the most talented people in the industry and have reached a point of production!  Through consultation with gifted artists, I embarked upon transforming the memory of my life and those contained into a descriptive, graphic emotional journey that will take the audience from hope and tragedy and carry them into a conclusion that will leave you asking yourself questions and searching for answers to follow...

Captured by circumstance of events rather than virtue of birth rights, a family is set upon a direction that will alter course to yield penalty.

As a Registered Script, this Book & Film are now protected by the US Copyrights Office and the WGA (Writers Guild of America) both East & West!

WGA Registration number - I267790

However, on this summer night at the fair, two innocent lives came together, orchestrated somehow, to play out a scene only rehearsed many times before; to embark on a journey that began at its fullest, full of encouragement and hope. Still young enough to shed any inconvenient thought of damp, unwelcome sorrows…


This Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, once successfully funded, will establish the core support for the location and talent necessary to begin production. Target Date Release 2016

- This film is a passionate True Story with a Human Connection

- The locations will include Original Individuals, Location and Iconic Image

- This story will impact you at the moment you identify your own struggles

- There has NEVER been a Film of this Genre and Impact Storyline

- Awesome Rewards for every backer as a big thank you. You pick what Level of Benevolence

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.