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Monday, December 31, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Lady Peacock Comedy Film On The Rise
Get your tickets here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ladypeacockfundraiser/x/9946
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Be The Link Campaign and Zink Magazine Opening Gala
The Be The Link Campaign first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, in a visually display of influential people. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it.
AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging the immune system, HIV interferes with the body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. While there have been great strides in the prevention of HIV transmission and care of HIV infection and AIDS since AIDS was first recognized in 1981, there is no cure.
The Be The Link Campaign spreads the message online at www.be-the-link.org featuring conceptual images of participants and PSAs sending the message that the participants are not just a face in a picture but also a voice for HIV in America. The latest Be The Link news is broadcast via Twitter @bethelink1
Two years in the making, the goal of the Be The Link exhibit is to unite diverse group of influential people without separatism. AIDS does not care whether you are black or white, straight or gay, the fact remains - HIV effects everyone. The diversity of people who form the links highlights the uniqueness of this collaborative effort that shines light on advanced treatment that can help reduce the risk of AIDS.
An exhibit of photographic images will be displayed in galleries – one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, symbolically linking both coasts. The New York opening event Media Sponsored by Zink Magazine will be a lavish red carpet affair in an historic architectural facility in Tribeca on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012. Hosted by Aviva Drescher and Randy Jones. Special performances by Sarah Atereth Number 1 hit recording Artist worldwide, Sylvia Tosun Number 1 on the Billboard Club Chart with worldwide recognition and co-founder of Sea to Sun global record company. Plus Dance Billboard pop artist Cara Quici will be performing her latest single FIGHT. Spinning the evening's most delightful music mix DJ Speir From Speir TV Global music content exclusively at the New York gala to raise funds for Until There's A Cure. An opening gala will be held in Los Angeles on February 23, 2013 with location to be announced.
The event spotlights the photography of Andy Tsagaris, director and visionary of the event. Featuring some of today's most prominent figures in the world of business, entertainment, sports, and politics including: Avivia Drescher, television personality of Real Housewives of New York; Randy Jones, multi-platinum recording artist and founding member of The Village People; Project Runway Season 10 Winner Dmitry Sholokhov; Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer; Phillip Bloch, Hollywood's premier fashion stylist; Michael Bastian, fashion designer; James Mottern, screenwriter and filmmaker; Adam Sabbagh, entrepreneur, sportsman, media personality, and humanitarian; VH1's Mob Wives Carla Facciolo; celebrity stylist and television star Carson Kressley; avant-garde fashion duo The Blonds; film producer Cindy Cowan, president of Cowan Entertainment; actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister; Kate Linder star of The Young and the Restless; reality star Jessica Romano of Jerseylicious; Malan Breton Fashion designer; actress Tara Reid; David Mixner, author, political strategist, civil rights activist, and public affairs advisor; Todd Thomas, fashion designer; and Sean Stone, director, producer and son of legendary producer Oliver Stone.
The Be The Link Campaign is partners with Until There’s A Cure, a national organization since 1993 dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat the pandemic. Until There’s A Cure is committed to: funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education; providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS; and supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV. For more information on the foundation, visit www.until.org
For more information on the campaign, including images and profiles of the participants and campaign resources, visit www.be-the-link.org or follow on Twitter @bethelink1
The Be The Link Campaign is the first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs, visually linking 250 influential people in a voice of unity. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
HOW TO BE A MENTALIST: WORLD RENOWNED MENTALIST CONCLUDES WORLD TOUR IN TIMES SQUARE
Ehud Segev, better known as “The Mentalizer”, has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, featured on NBC’s Phenomenon and NY1 for his incredible mentalist abilities. This week, Ehud returns to New York City for a stunning one-time only show to conclude his worldwide tour. The Mentalist will demonstrate mind control, lie detection and memory recollection to bring the audience on a full-blown trip to an alternate universe.
This year, Ehud traveled Europe, Africa and Asia to share his talent with the world—to high praise and popularity. His return to Manhattan will showcase how ‘magic’ continues to live on in a very real form as he ends his tour with a mind-boggling theatrical experience. Ehud explains that, “Although I will not reveal my entire arsenal of mind tricks, audiences will walk away knowing how to perform some amazing feats of the mind themselves.” During ‘How to be a Mentalist’, Ehud will intimately guide audiences to read facial gestures for lie detection, understand memory recollection vs. “imagination”, utilize mnemonic techniques and even experience mind control techniques.
With shows like CBS’s “The Mentalist” continuing to grow in popularity, Segev hopes to embrace audiences and provide them with a unique experience that not only demonstrates seemingly “psychic” abilities, like the ones seen on the television show, but actual highly developed senses and intuition.
Full details on the show are below and tickets are still available.
HOW TO BE A MENTALIST: Presented by The Mentalizer, Ehud Segev
DATE: Thursday, November 15, 2012
TIME: 8:00PM-9:15PM EST
LOCATION: New World Stages / Stage 1
340 West 50th St. (Between 8th/9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Dragon Slayer’s Brush with Immortality
Bob Bonham, owner and proprietor of ‘Strong and Shapely Gym’ (www.strong-and-shapely.com) in East Rutherford New Jersey, has privately commissioned this portrait to honor Mr. Gaspari’s commitment and contributions to the sport; particularly in his home state of New Jersey. When asked about this, Mr. Bonham offered, “Gaspari put New Jersey on the body building map twenty five years ago. He single handedly changed the look of the sport while creating an east coast Mecca for body builders. As Arnold Schwarzenegger had set the standard of the quintessential body in the 70’s, the arrival of Gaspari in the late 80’s changed that standard. Through an unparalleled understanding of nutrition and diet along with an amazing work ethic, Gaspari was the precursor to what we see on the world stage in body building today. For these contributions I thought it was time that he was recognized with a different type of trophy, one that would be more personal and that came from a fan as opposed to a panel of judges. This portrait will exist as a testament to Rich Gaspari’s achievements and will stand as an heirloom within his family for generations to come.”
World-renowned, international award winning artist Kevin Murphy, earned the commission for this monumental project. Bob explained “I became aware of Kevin’s work through artist, and common acquaintance, Richard Mog, who unknown to me at the time, worked as Kevin’s right hand man in the studio.
It’s amazing how things sometimes just work out. Until I began searching for an artist to paint the portrait, I was unaware that classical art of this extreme quality was still being created today, and in New Jersey, no less. His [Murphy] work has a feel of the old masters that is rarely available in this market, and it was just what I envisioned for the Rich Gaspari painting. There was no doubt once I saw Kevin’s work who I would commission for this important painting.” Bonham continued “It seemed only right to bring these two giants together for this project.”
The collaboration began in early September, Mr. Gaspari and artist Kevin Murphy met at The Art Academy of Hillsborough, (coined, Boro Art, www.boroart.us) in Hillsborough, NJ. The initial portrait sitting and a photo session to collect reference material, for what would eventually become the 48”x 66” oil painting, was completed at that time. “This was a wonderful opportunity for me” Kevin Murphy said, “I was a dedicated weightlifter in my late teens and twenties as well as a huge fan of Rich Gaspari through all of those years. I consider it a great honor, to be selected from all of the exceptional artists available."
In addition to the day to day running of his art school and other commissioned portrait work, Kevin Murphy had just a few weeks earlier welcomed ‘Killer Goose Films,’ (www.killergoosefilms.com) into the Academy to begin filming a documentary built around his students’ experiences at the school. However, with a major commission on the “Master’s easel,” the filming turned briefly to this project. Dale DeVino, director at Killer Goose stated “We’ve been at the Art Academy filming thejaw dropping work of the teenage students; but when we had the opportunity to document this high profile painting project from its inception, we jumped at the chance. I’m glad we did, because it has been a real experience to watch both Kevin (Murphy) and Rich (Mog) work together to bring this painting to life. I didn’t think I would be so affected by it, but it has been a vision to behold. We captured the entire painting process and will debut it at the unveiling. This experience has encouraged us to incorporate the Masters work into this documentary, a film which was originally meant to focus on his students.”
As the date of the unveiling approaches, the portrait stands nearly complete. “The painting has progressed beautifully from the initial sitting through to where we are just two weeks from delivery. Though Rich [Gaspari] sat in a bare studio for the portrait, the finished painting will depict a great many relevant adornments that were not present during the portrait sitting. It was no small task to track down reference and incorporate this imagery into the painting. Kevin further asserted, “ I am very happy with where it is currently, the image has a majesty to it that all portraits should exhibit. Portrait paintings are a form of immortality as they survive the sitter by many hundreds of years, and in that, should bare the strength of the sitter’s presence. There is still some work to be done, but we are on schedule and looking forward to the unveiling.”
The portrait unveiling will be held at:
Strong & Shapely Gym
150 Union Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
Saturday, November 17th 2012
Opened to invited VIP guests at 1:00pm,
and to the public at 3:00 that same day.
Refreshments from ‘Muscle Maker Grill’ will be served.
For more information please feel free to contact:
Bob Bonham firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"Real Housewives" Star Sonja Morgan & Broadway Stars Unite for BROADWAY AFTER DARK in NYC!
On Monday, November 5th, 2012 come celebrate Halloween a few days early with “Broadway Sings for Pride: Broadway After Dark” at the legendary Splash in New York City. Splash amps up their usual Musical Monday’s line up to benefit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BwayPride.org). The night, starting at 10:30pm, will consist of killer musical performances from Broadway’s best talent, sexy burlesque numbers, fierce drag queens, raffles and much more! Cast members from Broadway’s Wicked, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Lion King, Hair and many more will turning up the heat! The event is free but Broadway Sings for Pride will be accepting donations throughout the night!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hilarious Comedy "The Replacement" Wins At Atlantic City Cinefest
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Award Winners At The 2012 5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest
Best Student Film
Best South Jersey Feature
Best South Jersey Short
Best Use of Atlantic City
Best New Jersey Feature
The Meat Puppet
Best New Jersey Short
Best New Jersey Documentary
Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!
Best Ensemble cast over 30 minutes
Best Ensemble cast under 30 minutes
Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy under 15 minutes
Jorge Luna, Angelo
Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes
Charles Rosenay, Kvetch
Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under
Elissa Goldstein, The Replacement
Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy over 15 minutes
Kate Berman, Kvetch
Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama, 20 minutes or under
Jimmy Brooks, Curveball
Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under
Rebecca Lee Lerman, Curveball
Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes
Christopher Mann, Journey of Herman Stone
Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes
Bethany Aline, Destined
Best Actor, Short Drama 20 minutes or under
Idris Simon, I Am Man
Best Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes
Bob Spillman, White Mule
Best Actor, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under
Joe Diomede, Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens
Best Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes
Lazarre Simckes, Kvetch
Best Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under
Frances Fisher, Pandora's Box
Best Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes
Sarah Robson, Between the Forest and the Field
Best Actress, Short Comedy under 15 minutes
Sara Barnett, Dark Corner
Best Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over
Rachel McKeon, I Don't Know, Alaska!
Best Director, Short Drama 20 minutes or under
Thomas G. Waites, Pandora's Box
Best Director, Short Drama over 20 minutes
Ben Mehlman, Between the Forest and the Field
Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes
Jana Mattioli, The Replacement
Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes
Bob Pusateri , Dark Corner
Best Director, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over
Austin Kase, Kvetch
Best Short Drama, 20 minutes or less
Best Short Drama, over 20 minutes
Best Short Comedy, under 15 minutes
Death, Taxes and Apple Juice
Best Short Comedy, 15 minutes or more
Best Supporting Actor, Feature Comedy
Joe Pantoliano, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Best Supporting Actor, Feature Drama
Jeremy Sless, Ticket to Hell
Best Supporting Actress, Feature Comedy
Jessica Clark, A Perfect Ending
Best Supporting Actress, Feature Drama
Geri Reischl, The Meat Puppet
Best Actor, Feature Drama
Chadwick Boseman, The Kill Hole
Best Actor, Feature Drama
Keith Collins, The Meat Puppet
Best Actress, Feature Drama
Julienne Irons, Murder Eleven
Best Actor, Feature Comedy
Maxwell Beer, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Best Actress, Feature Comedy
Barbara Niven, A Perfect Ending
Writer Award, Feature
Jim Klock, Murder Eleven
Writer Award, Short 20 minutes or less
Gila Zalon, Pandora's Box
Writer Award, Short over 20 minutes
Skye Dennis, The Journey of Herman Stone
Best Director, Docudrama
Tony Picciotti, The Guys
Best Director, Documentary Short
Nicole and Dean Greco, Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!
Best Director, Documentary Feature
Travis Burroughs, Party Chasers
Best Director, Horror Short
Joel Brook, Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos
Best Director, Horror Feature
Keith Vaile, Azrael
Best Director, Feature Drama
Joe Valenti, The Meat Puppet
Best Director, Feature Comedy
Tamar Halpern, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Best Documentary, Short
Line of Departure
Best Documentary, Feature
Best Horror Short
Best Horror Feature
The Meat Puppet
Best Feature, Drama
The Kill Hole
Best Feature, Comedy
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Friday, October 19, 2012
Side FX Breaks A Few Rules With "Man I Used to Know"
Risk-taking indie band ‘Side FX’ is releasing their first music video for the album ‘Spin Me Ever After’ during their performance on Playboy’s radio program ‘Playmates Present.’ Within 24 hours, the video went viral hitting number 8 on the most viral videos and scored a number 55 on the YouTube charts. Using a single off the album ‘Man I Used to Know,’ lead singer Kim Cameron shows off her sultry side in a big way with this release with her man outfit consisting of black lacy undergarments.
Unlike some of the other Side FX music videos, the group decided to focus solely on the song’s story, shooting it in black and white, and leaving the viewers with a cliffhanger. “This is the first of a five-part series,” Cameron explains. “Like the album, the music ‘Spin Me Ever After’ videos are meant to be watched as a series.” While the group will release the videos one at a time, they are waiting to see if there is true interest in the story before sending the next one out to the Net.
Side FX is a known for pushing the limit with their musical sounds, all of which have paid off last year with 5 charting singles, 3 of which hit within the top 40 on Mediabase and Billboard. Their newest album has received glowing 5 out of 5 star reviews by numerous music critics across the country.
The music video series is referred to as a Spinning Romance, and is largely focused on Kim Cameron and her co-actor Keith Collins. Collins has appeared in numerous film, television, commercials, and national print ads. Collins received the coveted award for best actor at the 2012 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest for his work in the soon to be released film "The Meat Puppet." Collins, no stranger to the big screen has been in films along side numerous Academy & Emmy Award nominees & Winners. He has a new TV show hitting the networks titled "The Coffee Shop" and has been featured on "Sex & the City," "Guiding Light," and has had a recurring role on Fuse TV's "The F List."
While this music video is the first to be released, it is actually takes place in the middle of the Spinning Romance storyline. “I’ve always believed that songs tell a story. With this new album, the stories behind them, and using film, I can actually show people what this album is about,” explains Cameron.
The Internet version will be released on October 12th, and an extended version will be available on cable TV towards the end of the month. The film was Directed and edited by Brandon Ruckdashel (actor and cinematographer), making his directorial debut and produced by Parule –Barua from Wide-Eyed Entertainment.
Watch The Video Here
Saturday, October 6, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR THE 5th ANNUAL DOWNBEACH FILM FESTIVAL ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & SCHEDULE 2012 ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST
Friday, October 12th 2012
Showboat Hotel and Casino
7 p.m. An Evening with Robert Downey Sr. - $5
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
**Putney Swope (84 mins)
**For Open-Minded Mature Audiences
Saturday, October 13th 2012
1 – 9 p.m. at Dante Hall Noon to 5 pm at Carnegie Library
BLOCK 1CC - $5
12 p.m. Curiosity Killed the Cat (15 mins)
*Infested Ship (10 mins) I Don’t Know Alaska (20 mins) Kvetch (10 mins)
BLOCK 1 - $5 A Perfect Ending (90 mins)
1 p.m. *Curveball (18 mins)
Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens (15 mins)
*Expulsion (7 mins)
*Delete (7 mins)
*Socially Awkward (12 mins)
BLOCK 2 - $5 An Hour with Terence Winter, Creator of Boardwalk Empire
2 p.m. *Boardwalk Empire “Pre Screening” (60 mins)
BLOCK 3 - $5 BLOCK 2CC - $5
3 p.m. Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost (11 mins) 3 p.m. *I’m A Man (17 mins)
Between the Forest and the Field (29 mins) *Murder 11 (90 mins)
A Cod Bit My Kipper
*Just Do It (5 movies above are total 7 mins)
Filmmakers Panel – Admission by VIP Pass or wrist band only
3 p.m. Filmmakers Panel
Terence Winter, Peter Dobson, Stefanie Ryan, Tamar Halpern
Moderated by Ned Eckhardt
BLOCK 4 - $5 An Afternoon of Family Fare from Tamar Halpern
4 p.m. Death Taxes and Apple Juice (7 mins)
Jeremy Fink (90 mins)
*Count Back from Ten (9 mins)
BLOCK 5 - $5
6 p.m. *White Mule (35 mins)
Dark Corner (15 mins)
+Pandora’s Box (20 mins)
Gamers (90 mins)
Sunday, October 14th 2012
11 - 8 p.m. at Dante Hall 11 – 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget
BLOCK 6- $5 BLOCK 1GN - $5
11 a.m. Party Crashers (75 mins) 11 a.m. *Destined (38 mins)
8:46 (50 mins) Angelo (10 mins) The Guys (40 mins) Kiss (20 mins) *Baptism by Fire (8 mins)
Things My Father Never Taught Me (7 mins)
The Umpire (22 mins)
BLOCK 7 - $5 BLOCK 2GN - $5
2:30 p.m. Today We Saw the Face of God (68 mins)
Journey of Herman Stone (22 mins)
Line of Departure (23 mins)
The Kill Hole (93 mins)
Azrael (105 mins)
*Ticket to Hell (90 mins)
+*The Meat Puppet (90 mins)
7 p.m. AWARDS
*For mature audiences
Thursday, October 4, 2012
5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest 2012
(Atlantic City, N.J.) – October 12th to 14th 2012 marks the fifth annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest at locations throughout Atlantic City. Features, shorts and documentaries will be screened Friday night at Showboat Atlantic City, Saturday at Dante Hall and the Carnegie Center and Sunday at Dante Hall and the Golden Nugget.
HBO has granted permission for the Downbeach Film Festival to screen a not-yet-aired episode of season three of Boardwalk Empire at the 2012 Atlantic City Cinefest. The episode will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue.
Terence Winter, the series creator, producer and head writer, will be on hand to moderate the episode with a Q&A afterwards. The cost is $5 for the screening.
Winter, wrote The Wolf of Wall Street now filming by Martin Scorsese, will also participate in a panel on filmmaking Saturday afternoon at Dante Hall immediately following the showing of the upcoming installment about Atlantic City during Prohibition.
In addition to Winter, veteran indie filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. will present his 1969 classic, Putney Swope, as the opening night film at Showboat Atlantic City. Downey, who also directed Hugo Pool and Greaser's Palace, among others, will speak about the film briefly before and do a Q&A afterwards. It’s an evening not to be missed, and it kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5.
Jersey native Peter Dobson, who appeared in Forrest Gump, The Frighteners and Last Exit to Brooklyn, as well as numerous television shows, will screen his short, White Mule on Saturday night at Dante Hall. Dobson will also be on the panel.
White Mule leads off a block of films that include two shorts, Dark Corner and Pandora’s Box, the latter based on a story from Mickey Diamond, husband of festival, board member, Harriet Diamond. The block closes with Christine Farina’s documentary, Gamers. Farina teaches at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
“The lineup of guests we have attending is second-to-none,” said Nichole Kilpatrick, vice president of Downbeach Film Festival. “This makes our fifth anniversary festival that much more meaningful.”
Revel will host the Friday night after party, and Showboat, the closing reception following the awards ceremony at Dante Hall. For more information please visit www.downbeachfilmfestival.org
Saturday, September 29, 2012
MOVIE SPOTLIGHT - "Bear City 2: The Proposal"
Bear City 2 Premiered last night in New York City. What a great movie & story a film that you can relate to no matter what your sexuality. Fresh, moving and dear to the heart, BearCity is a hirsute "Sex and the City," following the funny, romantic, and occasionally dramatic adventures of a group of bears and cubs in New York City. The sequel, BearCity 2 follows our familiar characters and a few new ones as they head to Provincetown, MA for Bear Week! Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger and Tyler to one of the most magical beach towns on earth in this romantic comedy for all.Kevin Smith, Lt. Dan Choi, Frank DiCaro, Mike Ruiz and Varla Jean Merman, lend their support to our lovable gang as they navigate through a foam party, ex‐boyfriends and 6,000 sexy men.Meanwhile, Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) as father of the groom, learns a whole new meaning to the word "Daddy!" Directed by Doug Langway starring: Gerald McCullouch, Joe Conti, Stephen Guarino, Brian Keane, Gregory Gunter, James Martinez, Alex di Dio, Aaron tone, Blake Evan Sherman, Susan Mosher, Jason Stuart. for more info please log onto, www.BearCity2.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
"The Meat Puppet" Movie Actors Out In New York City
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan Passes
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Film By Democracy
EVERYDAY HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION DISAPPEARS
The votes are in: Film By Democracy’s first release is called The Halving, with all content determined entirely by fans.
Film by Democracy has handed all creative control over to the people who really matter in film – the audience. Pioneering 100% crowd-sourced filmmaking, Film by Democracy is in pre-production for its first release, a web series called The Halving. Fans are free to vote online and determine what happens when everyday, half the world’s population disappears, a premise submitted and voted on by Film by Democracy’s global community.
In developing The Halving, fans have so far voted for a sci-fi/fantasy focusing on social issues of corruption and inequality. The story will follow a group who find themselves the remaining few when the population stops disappearing. The main character is touted as “The Born Survivor” who is self-sufficient, organised and proactive.
Submissions are currently open to international filmmakers wishing to collaborate and contribute footage. Once all submissions, debate and voting is over - from genre and title to the actors and even the soundtrack - the audience will have determined every single creative aspect of The Halving.
Film by Democracy (FbD) is an ongoing experimental film project, the first to develop 100% fan-driven content. Run on people power and accessible to all, FbD strives to contest Hollywood standards and showcase more diverse stories, people and places. Aiming to foster greater innovation and championing creative risk, FbD allows fans to unleash their inner creativity, collaborate with like-minded people and express their filmic dreams.
The Halving will be Film by Democracy’s first release to be distributed online for free in 2013.
For regular updates and to join in visit www.filmbydemocracy.com
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
"Little Big Boy" To Be Released In August 2012
Caught up in the downward spiral of his own success surrounded by movie reviewers who refuse to acknowledge his obvious talent, starlet wannabes with absolutely no talent, producers with little patience and people who will do anything and exploid anyone to become famous in an industry where you can count on noone, we follow Jimmy while working on his fourth feature film “Death Stalker”, which quickly turns into a descent into complete and utter madness as his leading lady leaves the production halfway through the shooting. This begins the insane fall of Jimmy Duncan.
All this while being haunting in his dreams by his childhood experiences.
Along the way we meet many familiar faces: Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, April Monique Burril (Chainsaw Sally, Good Sisters), Monique Dupree (Satan Hates You, Spirit), Megan Sacco (Avantgarde), Amy Lynn Best (A Feast of Flesh, Splatter Movie), Rachel Grubb (Terror Overload, Strip Club Slasher), Brandon Slagle (Methodic, Mega Shark vs Crocosourus), David C. Hayes (Blood Moon Rising, Slices), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Stuck in the Middle), Manoush (Amelie from Montmatre, Le Petite Morte), Gry Bay (All About Anna), Melany Denise (Westbrick Murders) and realitystars/celebritymodels Katrine Poulsen and Jessica Sky and many others. The role as Jimmy’s daughter is played by teenage talent Nicolette Michaela. Furthermore it contains brief cameos by Playboy models Angelina Leigh and Nikki Magnusson.
Jimmy Duncan at his adult age is played by the director Kim Sønderholm himself, while seven year old Jimmy is played by Danish child rapper/actor Toke Lars Bjarke who recently starred in Academy Award Winner/Golden Globe Winner for best foreign film 2011, In A Better World.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
CELEBRITIES - Caught In The Act!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
HAPPY 4th of July
Monday, July 2, 2012
"Ted" Comes Out On Top
Box office top ten
1. Ted, 1/3,239, Universal/MRC, $54.1 million.
2. Magic Mike, 1/2,930, Warner Bros., $39.2 million.
3. Brave, 2/4,164, Disney/Pixar, $34 million, $131.7 million.
4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, 1/2,161, $26.4 million.
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 4/3,715, $11.8 million, $180 million.
6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2/3,100, $6 million, $29 million.
7. Prometheus, 4/1,951, $4.9 million, $118.3 million.
8. Moonrise Kingdom, 6/854, Focus Features, $4.8 million, $18.3 million.
9. Snow White and the Huntsman, 5/2,337, $4.4 million, $145.6 million.
10. People Like Us, 1/2,055, $4.3 million.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nora Ephron Passes
Monday, June 25, 2012
MOVIE SPOTLIGHT - "THE MEAT PUPPET"
person(s) that have no will of their own; somebody that lets others control them. Another name for a human being, especially one who doesn't think for him/herself, has no soul and is therefore controlled by others).
Currently filming in New Jersey is this year’s new bone chilling horror/thriller “The Meat Puppet”. From the mind of Award Winning Actor Keith Collins, along with Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Valenti Vision Films and the pen of NY Emmy Award Winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”) comes a sadistic thrill fest, full of twists and turns, that is sure to give movie goers the fright of their lives.
A vain, successful playboy tortures and kills beautiful girls and uses them to make the perfect meal for his lavish dinner parties. Body parts, blood, torture, cannibalism and NO escape are a few ways to describe this clever new terrifying and psychologically damaging creep show.
“The Meat Puppet” tells the story of Andrew “Drew” Shelton who has it all – looks, money, women and an insatiable taste for human flesh. His vanity is only surpassed by his obsession with finding the perfect tasting meal and it has fueled his appetite for killing, preparing and cooking beautiful women. He throws lavish dinner parties and serves his guests his latest victim and one unlucky guest becomes the main course of his next get together. When a no-nonsense detective starts putting the pieces together, it leads to a game of cat and mouse that only increases the stakes. But is Drew the soul-less, cold-blooded killer that he appears to be? Or is he just the Meat Puppet for a more sadistic mind?
Directed by Joe Valenti (“Echelon 8”). Produced by Keith Collins. Produced & Executive Produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle and Joe Valenti. Written by Joseph & Billy Pepitone. With a well-rounded cast including many special appearances and STARRING: Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Billy Sample (“Former NY Yankee”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”), Geri Reischl (“Gunsmoke”,“The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” aka Fake Jan), Jason Prager (“Beauty and the Geek”), Billy Garcia (“Survivor”), Gary Garver (“formerly from the Howard Stern Show”), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (“Guns N Roses”), Erick Chopin (Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Keith Collins (“Stuck in the Middle”, “BIdentity Crisis”), Jamie Reed-Kovac (Fury – “American Gladiators”), April Hunter (“WCW”, "TNA"), Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”, “Mail Order Bride”),Theresa Galeani (“Cross the Line", "I am Legend”), John Fields (“A-List DJ Unique”), Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”) and Faith Stanek (“Star Trek Phase 2 Web Series”).
“The Meat Puppet”
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Human Centipede
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
G.I Joe: Retaliation moved to 2013
Monday, June 18, 2012
Minka Kelly In The Butler
Saturday, June 16, 2012
SING FOR PRIDE at One-Night-Only NYC Benefit!
Miss New York 2011 and more to
SING FOR PRIDE at One-Night-Only NYC Benefit
Celebrities, activists, and over 15 members of the Broadway community will come together in Manhattan for a special one-night-only benefit concert, which includes pre-show reception at starting at 6:00pm. The pre-show reception will feature DJ Jimmy Prada (http://www.jimmyprada.com/). For a preview of the show, please watch the Danny Jordon-directed video: http://tinyurl.com/7kmum63.
Broadway Sings for Pride’s Second Annual Gay Pride Concert will feature rousing songs from Broadway and pop, as well as feature stories of LGBT pride as told by celebrities, activists and the TADA! Youth Theater. The event will be held at the Mainstage Theatre on 42nd Street in New York City on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7pm. The concert will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City and Broadway Sings for Pride.
For more tickets and information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/7rkfzym. Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212 279-4200, Noon to 8pm Daily. More information can also be found at http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.
Guest speakers scheduled to appear include activist and Dancing with the Stars competitor Chaz Bono, The Chew's Carla Hall, Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, Project Runway's Chris March, Celebrity Photographer and A-List cast member Mike Ruiz, The Closer's Phillip P. Keene, VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy Laverne Cox, All My Children’s Christina Bennett Lind, Mr. Gay World USA Tennessee Vincent Leggett, the Imperial Court of New York’s Emperor Ritz Kraka, Empress Witti Repartee & President Gary Cosgrove, The Advocate’s "Forty People Under 40 to Look Out For” AJ Mattioli and OUT 100 honoree & activist James Neiley.
The concert will also feature the talents of American Idol Finalist Anthony Fedorov, Bones star Eric Millegan, Dani Atkinson (America's Got Talent), Guto Bittencourt (Original Brazilian cast of Les Miserables), Chris Brick (Seussical National Tour), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Theresa Fowler (Oliver! 1st National Tour), Diego Funes (De Funes Dance), Elissa Goldstein (An Affirmative Act), Andre' Jordan (Shrek The Musical), Kyle Kleiboeker (Hairspray National Tour), Mary Lahti (Three Sisters), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific, Avenue Q), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s The Fantasticks), Aaron J. Libby (APAC's The Human Comedy), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour, The Capeman at The Public), Renee Marino (West Side Story), Rebecca McBee (Junie B. Jones National Tour), Michael Munoz (Naked Boys Singing), Christine Nolan (Hair), Garry Novikoff (A Normal Life), Athena Reich (Recording Artist), T. Oliver Reid (Sister Act), Max Rhyser (Chaser), Matthew Riordan (Signature Theatre’s Trouble), Angelo Rios (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Fred Ross (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), LaQuet Sharnell (Lysistrata Jones), Adam Shapiro (Zorro The Musical International Tour), Marisha Wallace (The Book of Morman National Tour, Sistas The Musical), What's The Benefit? inc. (Molly C. Blau, Paul Daniel Cloeter, Nicco Franklin) and TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble.
Neal B of www.NealB.tv will co-produce the event with Jim Lahti, in association with Artists Proof Productions. Jim Lahti also will serve as the musical director/arranger and pianist. He will be joined by John Benthalon on acoustic and electric guitar, David Silliman on percussion and Ritt Henn on bass guitar. The technical director is Dwight Schneider.
Broadway Sings For Pride is a non-for-profit organization which brings together Broadway talent and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Launched in June 2011, we have received support from Carol Channing, Bebe Newirth, Joy Behar, Colman Domingo, Megan Hilty, Lance Bass, Johnny Weir, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dee Snider, The Real Housewives of NY and many others! Broadway Sings for Pride is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Broadway Sings for Pride must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please visit us on the web at: http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.
Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, providing academic enrichment & job readiness programming, health & wellness services, arts & culture programming, hot meals and clean clothes. HMI provides a safe space where LGBTQ youth can express themselves, interact with a community of their peers and access resources to help them achieve their full potential. HMI serves more than 2,500 young people annually from more than 350 zip codes.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world. Every week, 6,000 people visit the Center, and more than 300 groups meet here. They provide groundbreaking social service, public policy, educational and cultural/recreational programs. They also serve as an incubator for grassroots groups that meet here such as the AIDS activist group ACT UP and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the principal organization combating homophobia and stereotyping of gays in the media.
The Mainstage Theater is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue. For more tickets and information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/7rkfzym. Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212 279-4200, Noon to 8pm Daily. More information can also be found at http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
2012 TONY AWARD WINNERS
Sound Design of a Musical: Clive Goodwin, "Once."
Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Michael McGrath, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
Sound Design of a Play: Darron L. West, "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Direction of a Musical: John Tiffany, "Once."
Direction of Play: Mike Nichols, "Death of a Salesman."
Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes, "Follies."
Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Judy Kaye, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
Scenic Design Play: Donyale Werle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Newsies."
Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, "Once."
Revival of a Play: "Death of a Salesman."
Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, "Once"
Play: "Clybourne Park."
Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, "Peter and the Starcatcher."
Revival of a Musical: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Steve Kazee, "Once."
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: James Corden, "One Man, Two Guvnors."
Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, "Venus in Fur."
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Audra McDonald, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."
Choreography: Christopher Gattelli, "Newsies."
Orchestration: Martin Lowe, "Once."
Book of a Musical: Enda Walsh, "Newsies."