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Saturday, October 25, 2014

NYC Singer-Songwriter Aisha Eustache Pays Homage To Her Native Oklahoma with Single “Tornadoes”

 Oklahoma born and raised and now living in New York city, Aisha Eustache has seen her share of devastation. “While watching the national news one evening, the lead piece happened to be on the severe weather hitting Moore, Oklahoma, a town 20 mins away from my hometown Midwest City.  As the pictures of the devastation of homes, schools, churches, highways continued to flash on the screen the song welled up in my soul.”

The song would be the inspiration for Eustache to contact legendary producer Gary Katz, whom she met while doing backing vocals for a Katz led session.  “Tornadoes” was mixed by another well known producer, L.A. based Andrew Williams who has worked with, among others, Colbie Caillat and One Republic.

“With our evolving schedules and almost never ending demands of  modern society, I believe every soul can relate to having experienced an emotional Tornado of some sort.  My hope and intention for this song is to help shine a light on the devastation severe storms of any kind have on us personally and as a community. “

Aisha Eustache, a proud supporter of Childrens International and The Yellow Boots Society, will be in Los Angeles for a rare west coast performance on October 23rd at the West L.A. hot spot Ghengis Cohen celebrating the release of her single and a new endorsement with Gibson guitars.

Website: www.aishaeustache.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aishaeustachemusic

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bret Michaels to Preform and Kick off the 14th Annual Biker for Babies Event at Six Bends™ Nov. 1

Six Bends Harley-Davidson®, in partnership with 96 K-Rock, is thrilled to announce that Bret Michaels, singer – songwriter and reality television personality, will be kicking off the 14th annual Southwest Florida Bikers for Babies event at Six Bends on Friday, Nov. 14.

Bret Michaels first gained fame in the early 1980s and has since released several albums, appeared in many movies and television shows, and starred in the hit VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.

The annual Bikers for Babies event will take place from Friday, Nov.14 through Sunday, Nov. 16. The Bret Michaels concert will kick off the weekend at Six Bends Top Rocker Field, with capacity for up to 5,000 people, as a part of Bike Night on Friday, Nov. 14 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Bret Michaels will perform around 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 for general admission and can be purchased at 96 K-Rock, Six Bends Harley-Davidson, Naples Harley-Davidson or SixBends.com (http://www.sixbends.com). If you’re a rider, register for Bikers for Babies at bikersforbabies.org/SouthWestFlorida and receive a $10 off promo code for the Bret Michaels concert. Bike Night will feature additional live entertainment and food and other vendors on the Plaza.

On Saturday activities include a car and bike show on site at Six Bends Harley-Davidson from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with vendors onsite from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Ride registration will also be available that day. Activities will begin on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at North Collier Regional Park, with the ride beginning at 11:00 a.m. It will end at Six Bends Harley-Davidsonwith live music, food, vendors, and awards. The cost for the ride is $35 per rider and $15 per passenger. The cost increases to $40 per rider and $20 per passenger on the day of event. Alternatively, participants can be a $100 Hero by raising or donating $100 and receive ride registration, lunch, event pin and a T-shirt.

For more information about Bikers for Babies, please visit bikersforbabies.org/SouthWestFlorida or call the March of Dimes office at (239) 271-2564. Six Bends and Six Bends Harley-Davidson are located off I-75 at exit 131 and Daniels Parkway at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers and can be reached at (844) 749-2363 or SixBends.com. Six Bends Harley-Davidson is onsite and can be reached at (844) 275-4647 or SixBendsHD.com.

ABOUT THE MARCH OF DIMES

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org.

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!

PROJECT LINK:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kriscourtney/true-st...

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

http://youtu.be/fXTYJ8EJyyk




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…

KICKSTARTER LINK:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kriscourtney/true-story-narrative-feature-film-norma-jeans-sun

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, http://TheCherylMcQueen.com; or contact through the site for bookings or appearances.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MOVIE SPOTLIGHT - "GAY POSITIVE"




“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)


https://www.facebook.com/GayPositive
https://vimeo.com/98229594 
www.mattioliproductions.com