Monday, June 30, 2014

MiLLENNiAL Magazine Launches Image-centric Lifestyle Website Highlighting The Best Of The Generation

 The word Millennials often conjures images of overly indulged American youth hooked on the latest digital gadgets and cultural fads. But in fact, the word is less of a stereotype and more of a lifestyle that can be applied to just about anyone who thrives in the digital world.

So what exactly is a Millennial? According to Millennial Magazine's 25 year old Editor-in-Chief, Britt Hysen, a Millennial is someone born between 1975 and 1995, but the "Millennial lifestyle" she says can be defined as anyone who is "technologically savvy, environmentally friendly, health conscious, socially accepting, and globally aware." Pretty much anyone over the age of 18 who relies on the Internet and cares about the future of the planet can rightfully claim the lifestyle.

In response to Time's negative assertions, Hysen says, "The article is disconnected from the truth and trying to create a barrier between the generations. Most Millennials are doing incredible things, and 60% consider themselves entrepreneurs." Regarding those living with their parents, she adds, "The bad economy is greatly responsible for that. And starting a business is much more challenging than finding a job. It requires a lot of drive, ambition, and passion - three characteristics that define the generation more accurately."

With vibrant, oversized images shot by young, talented photographers and editorial content ranging from interviews with Millennial celebrities, entrepreneurs, and activists, unique individual exposes, relevant world news reports, and articles that highlight culture, the new design of MiLLENNiAL is raising the bar for online publications. Hysen describes the logic behind the new look, "Our redesign is a spin on the classic magazine layout. As we positioned ourselves to be the LIFE Magazine of this era, we wanted to retain a familiarity but with a fresh approach." She elaborates on the differences, "Traditional magazine covers are vertical, ours is horizontal to represent the digital paradigm. And we offer a clean, streamlined layout displaying only our latest content from each category compared to sites that overload their homepage with thumbnails and feeds."

Acting as the self-appointed "curator of millennial life" MiLLENNiAL publishes iconic photography highlighting news and culture in the digital era. Full screen images reflecting the times are accompanied by short, fact based captions providing visually impacting and insightful content. "Images are sexy!" Hysen asserts. "One picture can tell the whole story." And who would know better than the generation responsible for the success of Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat?

Published weekly, MiLLENNiAL is out to set the record straight by featuring Millennials "who are shaping the world we experience." The debut edition features recording artists Jaded Incorporated, a fresh collaboration between singer Mayer Hawthorne and beat producer, 14KT- Mayer's best friend from high school. The pair discuss their new music venture and the plight of their hometown, Detroit, Michigan. Subsequent June issues feature the rise of the Lucent Dossier Experience, an American Cirque du Soleil competitor launching their first national tour, the Goldston twins from Athletic Propulsion Labs responsible for inventing the first basketball shoe to make a person jump higher, and the "shark whisperer", Ocean Ramsey, a 27-year-old female marine biologist famous for swimming with sharks.

Other news articles of particular interest to the "under 40" crowd include the Gentrification of San Francisco, Government Open Data and Civic Hackers, and The Future of Space Exploration; and cultural stories such as Shopping at Farmer's Markets, A Millennial's Guide to Traveling Abroad, and International Hangover Cures.

What's most unique to MiLLENNiAL, however, is the Profile section. "We showcase "a-day-in-the-life" of everyday Millennials surviving these complicated times," Hysen says, "and the people we select usually have unique lifestyles or uncommon professions." Two Millennials are featured each week in a diptic-style photographic layout accompanied by a short bio and links to their social media sites. "It's our way of contradicting the stereotypes that Time and other media outlets have applied to us," Hysen says, "while honoring average individuals with inspirational stories."

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For speaking engagements contact Sylvia at HysenPR: (818) 261-7702

About Britt Hysen, Editor in Chief
Britt is a passionate journalist, Millennial expert, and motivational speaker. She co-founded and launched MiLLENNiAL Magazine in November of 2013 to counter the negative stereotype associated with her generation. A former Mad Men actress and Penn State business graduate, Hysen is a native Angeleno and a co-organzier of Code for LA. She is determined to help create a thriving technology and innovation economy in Los Angeles, and has co-founded Apps 4 LA, a privately funded app accelerator program that will unite LA's leading app developers, city officials, and established industry experts to create solution-based apps for the county at large

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kickstarter Campaign for the Silver Lion Screenplay

We just started a Kickstarter Campaign to finish our boss' new screenplay.

Here's what his screenplay is about:

Élan is a 12 year old boy who works for Silver, an organization dedicated to protecting the corrupt interests of businesses in Chicago, 1932.  Élan's been trained since he was three to enforce those interests: killing anyone who stands in their way, manipulating the media, and orchestrating cover-ups.  He's known as the Silver Lion.  His dad, Roda was the main enforcer and the one who trained Élan, but due to his recent illness, everything is up to Élan now.

When Élan botches a job, risking exposing Silver because of a girl, he is ordered to kill her.  Now he must decide between saving Cora (the girl) and turning his back against all he's ever known and believed in, or killing Cora and keeping the status quo.

This story is about Élan's struggle between his deep beliefs that Silver is good and the harsh reality of the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Along this journey, Élan sparks a revolution and must overcome his warped beliefs to destroy everything he once protected and believed in.

Check us out now to get a chance at exclusive rights to produce the film, or MORE!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


SNAPSHOT:: A jarring opening sets an intriguing start to a film about the emotional and political issues of privacy and defining the fine line between an individual’s right to privacy and the public’s right to know. “Your Privacy is for Sale” is a fitting subtitle.

The leading man, Thomas Grady (Zach McGowan - "Shameless", “Black Sails”) is a photographer, formerly at the top of his game, now down on his luck; but he accidently gets the money shot when least expected, a revealing photo of The First Lady (Joyce DeWitt - "Three's Company").

The President (Michael Pare -"Eddie and the Cruisers", “Lincoln Lawyer”) knows one thing – this photo cannot be seen by the public, it will ruin his chances for re-election, and probably his strained relationship with The First Lady. Enter Jack Adams (Martin Kove – “The Karate Kid” “Rambo”, “Cagney & Lacey”) his reliable right hand man, to do what needs to be done and “Make this go away”.

Veteran actor Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; "Scarface", “Big”, “Independence Day”) as Paul Grady, Thomas’ dad, brings his familiar class act to the screen, yet again in a wonderful performance. His other son Eddie (David Chokachi – “Baywatch”, “Witchblade”) has followed the family’s seven generations of community service within the Fort Lee Fire Department but not Thomas. No, Thomas has always been the rebel, and now he is on the precipice of dividing the family forever. Paul Grady holds out hope against hope that his son will do “The right thing”, the noble thing, but then Thomas comes up with this photo and threatens to ruin everything, for money no less.

Thomas and his girlfriend, Arianna played by the charming yet seductive Angela Gots (“Sex and a Girl”, “Dark House”) navigate uncertain times as the stakes rise. “Maybe you should take the money” Arianna taunts, “The public has a right to see this” but Thomas knows what the stakes really are all too well when he responds “This is a dangerous game we are playing”.

Directed by Eric Etebari (“2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Lincoln Lawyer”, “Cellular”) and written by Robert Borneman (“Rock Story”, “The Great Fight”, “The Life Zone”) who also served as Executive Producer with his wife Joyce Borneman called upon longtime friend, veteran independent filmmaker and writer Kenneth Del Vecchio to assemble a team that brings it all to life.

Borneman tells us Snapshot was inspired by the tragic deaths of Lady Diana and more recently Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after his sexuality was exposed online. Borneman adds “I tried to draw a parallel between the damage that can be done by shooting someone with a camera and shooting them with a gun”.

We give Snapshot 4 out of 4 stars and strongly recommend the film to any movie goer. Snapshot is a complete success that goes above and beyond independent film making and when you think it’s over, get back in your seat, you can’t see the ending coming, in a style that adds a little more and then a little more culminates in a twist that audiences’ won’t see coming and that’s refreshing these days! A must See!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Justice Is Mind to Screen on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner

Justice Is Mind, the acclaimed psychological courtroom drama that has been screening at theatres, universities and science fiction conventions throughout North America, is pleased to announce its international premiere on Cunard Line’s ocean liner Queen Elizabeth on October 29, 2014. Mark Lund, Justice Is Mind’s writer/director, will present the screening onboard and also host a filmmaking presentation for guests. Justice Is Mind premiered in August 2013 and concluded that year as the 8th highest independent film released on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).

“I could not think of a more fitting location for the international premiere of Justice Is Mind,” said Lund. “Screening Justice Is Mind onboard the Queen Elizabeth represents an exciting opportunity to present the film to a worldwide audience in a truly unique setting. Having previously cruised on the Queen Mary 2, suffice to say I’m looking forward to sailing on Cunard’s newest ocean liner.”

Set in the near future where advanced MRI technology can read your memory, Justice Is Mind follows businessman and restaurant owner Henri Miller who has been afflicted with unexplained headaches since childhood. When he has the new FVMRI procedure and it reveals that he has allegedly shot and killed two people, the trial of the century begins in which Miller is faced with his own memory at trial. But all is not as it seems as a dark family secret, held by Henri’s minister father Joseph, reveals itself in the courtroom. The official trailer can be viewed at this link:

Since its release, Justice Is Mind has met with scores of positive reviews. “A psychological thriller, which develops slowly and then grips you with its logical twists and mysteries, haunting you afterward," – Barnstable Patriot. “So much intelligence in the dialogue,” – Unsung Films. “The characters…are strong and believable,”  Frisco Kid at the Movies.

The Queen Elizabeth (Cunard voyage number Q418) has the following itinerary for this event: Friday, October 24 depart Rome, Italy (from Civitavecchia); Saturday, October 25 at sea (Mark Lund to host filmmaking seminar); Sunday, October 26 Corfu, Greece; Monday, October 27 Kotor, Montenegro; Tuesday, October 28 Dubrovnik, Croatia; Wednesday, October 29 at sea (International Premiere ofJustice Is Mind); Thursday, October 30 Venice, Italy and Friday, October 31 Venice, Italy - Disembark AM.

“It was in 2009 when I saw a 60 Minutes story that discussed ‘thought identification’ mind-reading techniques that were being developed by Dr. Marcel Just and his team at Carnegie Mellon University,”added Lund. Hosted by Dr. Just and Mark Lund Justice Is Mind screened at Carnegie Mellon University in April.

Justice Is Mind [] stars Vernon Aldershoff (Henri Miller), Robin Ann Rapoport (Margaret Miller), Paul Lussier (John Darrow) and Kim Gordon (Constance Smith). Co-starring Richard Sewell (Joseph Miller), Michele Mortensen (Maria Miller), Carlyne Fournier (Dr. Eve Pullman), Dmitri Aldershoff (Gary Miller), Chara Gannett (Nancy Miller), Mary Wexler (Judge Wagner), Jesse Mangan (Brian Kovski) and Steven Scott (Police Detective).

About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

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About Mark Lund
Mark Lund is an award winning magazine publisher, thrice award nominated screenwriter, television personality, producer, director and writer. He has produced and directed for television (commercials)and stage. As a TV personality, Lund starred on FOX’s Skating with Celebrities and served as a TV analyst for the sport of figure skating for over ten years most notably for CNN during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. His first screenplay, First World, a science fiction drama, was nominated for three screenplay awards and later condensed to a short film version that screened in several countries. He is the author of Frozen Assets and First World: Covenant. Lund’s short film, Justice Is Mind: Evidence had its world premiere in 2012 which led to the financing of the feature film version. Since its world premiere in August 2013, Justice Is Mind has been screening at theatres, universities and science fiction conventions throughout North America and will soon be available on video on demand.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Horror Legend Meg Foster Cast In Chilling Horror Movie

Meg Foster, horror legend and acting veteran with over 40 years worth of experience and credits, will be a lead character in the new horror film, “Investigation 13.” Produced by Rolando Viñas and Ofer Zosman of Gorilla Studios, with backing from M.E.E. (Miami Equity Entertainment), and directed by cutting-edge filmmaker Krisstian de Lara, “Investigation 13” is set to begin production in late June, with an anticipated release date in 2015.

The film is about a group of science students investigating the sinister urban legend of Leonard Craven, a.k.a. “The Mole Man,” an ex-patient of Black Grove Psychiatric Asylum who escaped and savagely murdered multiple people but was never found. The students explore the asylum to scientifically prove what happens to us when we die, but instead discover the terrifying proposition that Craven exists and doesn’t care for visitors.

Foster comes to the movie with an acclaimed acting resume. She has played lead and character roles in feature films and TV series since the 1960s, and is probably best known for her brilliant performances in “They Live,” “Masters of the Universe,” and “The Emerald Forest.” Foster is beloved by horror fans across the globe and promises to lend significant fan appeal and horror genre cache to “Investigation 13.”

Beyond the spine-chilling script and casting of Foster, the film also will be unique for several reasons. The production will use traditional narrative story-telling, but also will employ multiple forms of cutting edge technology, including found footage, hand-held cameras, surveillance cameras, and smart glasses to name a few.

“We are thrilled to have Meg Foster as a part of ‘Investigation 13,’” notes Rolando Viñas, one of the films producers. “She adds so much experience and horror genre credibility to our already-talented cast and production crew. We look forward to this movie entertaining audiences around the world for years to come.”

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nerds in Hell Website Relaunch

- The Nerds in Hell podcast duo, approaching their 100th episode, relaunched their website today with a more user friendly design, and faster access to not only podcast episodes, but news stories, reviews, and blog posts. The relaunch coincides with a new season of celebrity interviews. The civilian podcast, known for their unprecedented access to celebrities, plans to provide more interviews with celebrities, with questions submitted by the fans. Last year they interviewed the cast and creator of TV's Bob's Burgers, and the hosts of TBS's King of the Nerds. Interviews this year will kick off with celebrity voice actor, George Lowe, known for lending his voice to Cartoon Network's Space Ghost Coast to Coast. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the hit series, and the podcast hosts intend to provide long time fans of the show with behind the scenes info, production stories, and little known facts from the star himself.

Nerds in Hell recently launched a contest where they are accepting submissions from their listeners and Space Ghost fans through twitter to have voice actor George Lowe read the best submissions in his iconic voice. The contest ends on July 1st, 2014.

Later this year, the Nerds in Hell team will be reporting live from New York Comic Con. Providing celebrity interviews, product launch news, and information on upcoming television shows and movies. In addition to reporting from the convention, the podcast does several weekly wrap up posts and podcast episodes of television shows.

Nerds in Hell blends their own style of pop culture reporting with close listener interaction to provide fans of the show with the information they want to know from their favorite celebrities.

Please direct any press, media, or booking queries to

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How to Make Money Making Films

With the launch of this new online video training course "Succeeding in Corporate Videos", filmmakers all over the world can learn tips and tricks to maximise their filmmaking revenue from the corporate video sector.

This in-depth video seminar by award-winning corporate filmmaker Brian Barnes teaches filmmakers all that they need to know to grow and build their corporate video production business from nothing, wherever they are based.

As Brian explains, "I've made well over $1 million from making corporate videos, but when I graduated from film school, I had absolutely no money and just one contact.  Through a lot of effort, trial and error, it took me over 20 years to build up a successful video business.  With this course, I'm giving the world's filmmakers a powerful short cut and teaching them the inside scoop that I needed to know when I was just starting out."

Areas covered in the course include how to find and break into your market, networking skills, pitching, scripting, handling client relationships, a detailed case study breakdown of the making of a corporate video and much, much more.

Interested filmmakers can download a 13-page free report "7 Keys to Making a Living Filmmaking" from the course website at

Brian Barnes has been making corporate videos since 1987.  He's made videos for 3 of the world’s top 5 brands – Apple, Google and Microsoft – and won the Snippies award for his video for Intel.

In late 2013, he made a comedy commercial for car finance company Carloan4U, which more than doubled their web traffic when it went live.

Brian is currently in post-production on his first solo feature film, 'The Redeeming', and he's co-directed 2 previous feature films.  Brian has directed over 500 hours of TV and made 23 short films, including the multiple award-winning 'The Urge', which is currently ranked as the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ski Johnson Featured in New Film

Feast It Forward™ announced they have signed on Jazz Superstar Ski Johnson to participate in their upcoming documentary “Project: Malawi.” For over twenty six years, Ski Johnson has been a prolific and versatile jazz saxophone performer. By blending and experimenting with the genre, he has created a sound that is fresh and unexpected. His 8th Album “New Beginnings” hit #1 on the Billboard Charts in 2009, and his 9th Album “Underdogs on Top” hit #1 on the Billboard Charts in 2013. Ski Johnson has been considered for numerous awards including Grammy Awards. Johnson will be featured alongside Madeline Zima (Californication, #Stuck) and veteran actor/producer/writer Jeff Grace (It’s a Disaster, Super Zeroes, and The Scenesters). Ski explains, " We can truly change the world! one village at a time" This will be Johnson’s first Major Motion Picture Feature Film to date.

The Feast It Forward™ film crew will be heading to Malawi, Africa June 2015 to shoot the documentary, produced by Co-Founders Kevin and Rebecca Gouveia, and Katie Hamilton-Shaffer, along with Claudia Sansone, Julia Carias, and Brook Altman. The film will showcase the incredible social transformation taking place in remote villages as a direct result of the positive developmental efforts of California couple, Claudia Sansone and Rob Hampton, DDS along with the impact the countries Gogo Grandmothers are having on Malawi’s orphan population.

June 2015 will be the fourth annual trip that Rob and Claudia take to Malawi where they are welcomed with open arms. Philanthropy is contagious and this year they will travel with a small tribe of doctors, dentists, agronomist and educators to further enrich their offerings. The couple has worked in collaboration with domestic Malawian resources to establish a much-needed dental clinic located in Daeyang Luke Hospital in Lilongwe and ongoing training for nurses and dentists. They also engaged Solar Cookers Intl to provide solar cooking kits as a safe alternative to traditional wood burning methods. “Smoke inhalation from cooking over an open fire is a serious health issue. Also, women must leave the village to collect firewood, which puts them in harm’s way. We want to keep the women and children safe,” explains Claudia.

Next year is quite monumental as there will be ground breaking on Dothi Village’s first ever pre-school, paving the way for an early childhood education program, which celebrates a major social transformation. They will continue to Zomba to work with SAFE Africa Feast It Forward’s mission is to encourage people to live a philanthropic lifestyle,” says Katie Hamilton Shaffer, Co-Founder of Feast It Forward. She continues, “Rob and Claudia are everyday people like you and I and serves as a prime example of how we can live beyond our own backyard and truly make a global impact. They’re literally feeding smiles and they inspire us.”

There’s quite a bit of excitement around “Project: Malawi”, as in addition to recording artist Ski Johnson, actress Madeline Zima (Californication, #Stuck) will be joining the team alongside veteran actor/producer/writer Jeff Grace (It’s a Disaster, Super Zeroes, The Scenesters). Each are personally committed to this cause and are eager to get involved as Jeff explains, “This truly is a movement with so much positive change. We want to share their stories with the world, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”Feast it Forward’s intentions: Train dentists and 36 nurses, from 16 out lying villages, in the Daeyang Luke Hospital Dental Clinic that the couple established in 2010. Break ground on a nearby village’s very first preschool and early childhood education program, setting the stage for surrounding villages, Provide books and resources for respective classrooms through book drive, Train existing village pre-schools with new and sustainable concepts, Provide and teach village women how to make and cook with solar cooking kits, thereby reducing the risk of smoke inhalation, a major health issue as well as keeping women and young girls safe from the harsh reality of abduction when traveling to gather firewood miles away from their village, By supporting this endeavor companies and individuals are personally touching the people who will benefit most from this project: the women and children of the Malawian villages that Rob and Claudia have been serving to improve their quality of life. To help, you can consider giving at one of the following, tax-deductible sponsor levels In addition to monetary contributions, they will gladly accept sponsorships of equipment and supplies needed for a successful project. List of items can be found on our website. Join the movement. Please visit our site to donate & make our Feast it Forward “Project: Malawi” Documentary a reality.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Strategic Corporate Video Publishes Article Offering Video-Making Tips To Corporations

Strategic Corporate Video, a Cleveland video production company that specializes in corporate video, recently published a blog on their website ( discussing four tips to making better business videos. The blog, titled "4 Corporate Video-Making Tips From An Award-Winning Filmmaker" highlights four key elements in the video-making process that are basic but often overlooked.

David C. Snyder, chief videographer of Strategic Corporate Video writes, "I HIGHLY recommend hiring professionals to shoot videos for any business. It’s well worth the money and not for just quality but also to save time and resources. So, I wrote this article not just for the DIYer but also to educate anyone who wants to understand the core elements of any video.

Strategic Corporate Video specializes in getting their clients a high ROI on all types of business videos. They've produced over 100 successful corporate videos from marketing to corporate culture videos

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Philadelphia’s own Tiffany E. Green nominated for Best Actress Award at ABFF

 -- Philadelphia resident Tiffany E. Green is back on the scene and turning heads in Skye Dennis’ production Myra’s Angel, a harrowing story of forgiveness and redemption. The nomination is just one of six for the film, including Best Director and Best Film. It is also the first very film produced in Philadelphia to be entered into the American Black Film Festival.

In Myra’s Angel, Green portrays Keisha, a young mother with strong family values, who struggles with keeping her fiancé on the straight and narrow path. The film introduces twists and turns resulting in a lasting impact on the entire family.

“The role was really challenging,” said Green. “I mean that in a good way; it allowed me to stretch the boundaries as an actor. Skye’s [Dennis] writing is always thought-provoking, and, as an actor, that’s what you’re looking for in a dramatic piece.”

The nomination is the second Best Actress nomination for Green; she was also nominated for the award in 2012 for the film The Journey of Herman Stone, also written by Skye Dennis. Green sees the second award as a validation of her abilities as an actor.

“The first nomination, for me, was confirmation that others actually enjoy my work; this one validates that the first nomination wasn’t just a fluke,” she says, jokingly.

The nomination follows Green’s exciting year as Chris Tucker’s girlfriend in the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook, which also starred Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence, who also won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role.

Myra’s Angel will screen on Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Silas Room of the SVA Theatre located at 333 W. 23rd Street in NY. The award ceremony will is scheduled for Sunday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For more information, log onto

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Presto set to take the Big Screen

- Presto, Australia’s premier entertainment streaming service, today signalled its move into Australian living rooms with upcoming availability on Google Chromecast. Today’s news follows Google’s announcement that Chromecast goes on sale in Australia today and sets in motion Presto’s foray onto household TV screens.

Presto’s announcement is accompanied by news that the entertainment service will be broadening its availability across selected Android tablets offering even greater access to Presto’s premium ‘all-you-can-eat’ movies service. Presto will arrive on Google Chromecast and selected Android tablets starting in July. The service features content from Foxtel Movies channels, boasting a regularly updating collection of great films, ad-break free, for $19.99 per month.

Shaun James, Director Presto & VOD, said, “we’ve had a great response from customers since we launched Presto. Our customers are really enjoying the unparalleled access to the quality and recency of movie titles available within a Presto subscription. There simply isn’t any other Australian movie service offering the quality of movies all included for one low monthly subscription price. Today that offer is even more compelling as we announce plans to bring Presto to the big screen in our customers’ living rooms via Google Chromecast. What’s more, we’re also making the move to Android devices to continue our push to make Presto accessible to as many people as possible.”

The current Presto line-up features the very best new movies, including blockbuster favourites The Great Gatsby, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, World War Z and Elysium. All of these titles and more are available with a Presto subscription. Additional hits coming in June and July include comedy movies Grown Ups 2 and The Hangover Part 3, as well as Man of Steel and The Croods, with an impressive selection of other good movies and a great collection of past favourites.

Presto is available as a special offer to new customers for $4.99* in their first month. Subscribers can connect to Presto and watch movies online in minutes, and are also free to come and go from the service on a monthly basis, with no lock-in contract, and without the need to buy through a basic tier.

The movie service features an intuitive interface and delivers the best in local and international movies including curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers can already enjoy Presto via PC, Mac and iOS tablets and starting July on their home TV using Google Chromecast along with selected Android devices.

All Presto movies are ad-break-free and the service offers films from all eight Foxtel Movies live channels including: Foxtel Movies Disney, Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Family, and Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, as well as access to on demand movies from these channels.

Foxtel Movies offers the best from all the major studios and key independents including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Entertainment One Films Australia, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.

Presto is available to all Australians with a suitable internet connection.*

*Additional charges apply for Presto Rental (pay-per-view) titles. Ongoing subscription fees apply unless you cancel your subscription. A full list of compatible devices is available at Internet connection with minimum speed of at least 3Mbps required to view Presto. Presto is available over 3G/4G networks and WiFi on compatible tablets. ISP and data charges may apply. Video quality may vary according to connection type. Only available for use in Australia. Full terms and conditions are available at

About Presto

Presto is powered by Foxtel, one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic media companies. Presto is a new way for Australians to experience great entertainment when and where they want, for a low monthly subscription which is less than the cost of a cup of coffee a week. Presto offers an on-demand movie experience to its subscribers across PC, Mac and iOS as well as Android and Google Chromecast (from July 2014). Recent release and old favourites from all the major and key independent film studios, previously only available via the premium Foxtel Movies collection, are all included within the Presto monthly subscription. Presto is owned by Foxtel Management Pty Limited.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Let’s celebrate Lastbenchersday on 27th June – dedicated to all Lastbenchers

Unlike the Popular days in our society, which keep on churning out every day like V day or Friendship day, this Lastbenchers’ day is not commercially promoted by any brand or business, but signify the emotions and passions of the crew who worked relentlessly to embark with this movie. The special thing about this movie is that it is among the first Bollywood movies to be made in Nagpur. So, we Nagpurians have all reasons to be proud of our young film makers – Prajakt Rebeloma, who is the man behind this project. The venture could have been incomplete without including this man’s name at this juncture.

He is the man who had dreams in his eyes to make a movie that talk about his passion and life and somehow portray the message, which is based on reality and the darker shades of a common man’s life. The entire crew is excited to see their movie hitting the theaters this coming 27th June. This is the day when their efforts, commitment, time and money, everything would be paid back by the audience. The movie that carries more of the off screen messages than the on screen message will be finally seen on 27th June, which is officially being declared its crew’s day.

It is really a matter of pride and reverence to see a man with starry eyes catching up his dream and making it a big reality. Even though if the film fails to do really good at the Box Office, yet the crew and this man have all reasons to have gala time. The celebration of making a film with no formal background in film making, the gala time of embarking with a movie with no big stars in it but common men who had dreams to do something big in the society and fiesta for many in the crew who put their days and nights to make this movie a big success. And if time and tide has their blessings for these guys then the intensity of celebration would reach out to a new zenith, giving hardcore lessons to the team to celebrate this day very year as it joins in their life.

Whether the crew stays or part out in bits and pieces to pursue their individual’s dreams and profession, yet every member of Lastbenchers’ crew would celebrate this day every year. Regardless of their busy life and hectic schedule, in some corner of their hearts they would have special feelings for 27th June 2014 since it was the very same day that made them in limelight. This was the day when they were discussed in the media and this was the day wherein they saw the movie being released in all the multiplexes and theaters of the country. So right from a simple spot boy to the director of the movie, the day would be to catch up their names in the cast titles when it would be seen in the multiplexes and theaters. And nothing more charming could be to see your name seen over the screens of a theater.

Read more info about lastbenchers movie at

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marlon Schulman, Founder of HORROR EQUITY FUND LLC (“HEF”) to Speak at FILM-COM - Nashville, TN

Founder and CEO of the Horror Equity Fund LLC, attorney Marlon Schulman will be speaking on the “Genre Picture Funding” panel at the Nashville Film-Com, to be held on June 18 to 21, 2014.

Marlon will be also speaking on Film Finance (“The Execs”) at the Tennessee Screenwriting Association conference, “FilmOlution” (Script-Com) on June 21st.

Drawing on his decades of experience as a private practitioner and as a business/legal/distribution executive in both major and "minor" studios, as well as his founding of animation, music, and publishing companies, Marlon will also touch on his latest disruptive venture: the Horror Equity Fund, LLC.

Film-Com is an annual packaging, financing and distribution market which directly connects filmmakers and their new projects to domestic and foreign distribution companies, as well as connecting all parties in the equation to P&A capital, banks, gap financing, co-production partners, packaging agents, product integration specialists and any entities related to the success of getting a film made and to market.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Pellissippi State's Ron Bellamy Wins 2014 Izbicki Media Award at KFMF

The Paul Izbicki Award for Excellence in Media Education will be presented to Ron Bellamy on Saturday, June 14 during the Knoxville Film & Music Festival awards ceremony at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square.

For the past 19 years, Bellamy ran the Video Production Technology program — a program he founded in 1991 — at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Bellamy developed the entire curriculum, taught as a professor, planned and implemented expansion of facilities (including a state-of-the-art high definition TV/sound production studio believed to be the first of its kind in Tennessee), wrote and co-wrote grants, and helped grow the Video Production Technology student population.

Prior to starting the Video Production Technology program at Pellissippi State, Bellamy served as Senior Writer and Producer for McDonnell-Douglas and as Media Specialist for the Missouri Department of Education at State Fair Community College. During his career, Bellamy produced approximately 300 short and long form informational, instructional and documentary projects in 35mm still, motion picture film, and video formats. He also produced and/or directed live and location CCTV events.

"Ron Bellamy embodies everything we envisioned when we created the Paul Izbicki Award for Excellence in Media Education," said Michael Samstag, Director of the Knoxville Film & Music Festival. "Ron invested a large part of his career to educating and training tomorrow's great media pros — and his work has impacted thousands of talented, young media students."

Bellamy is the first recipient of the Paul Izbicki Award for Excellence in Media Education. Named after Paul Izbicki, a beloved member of the Knoxville film and TV community who passed away last August at the age of 65. Izbicki had been in the field of media production longer than most of his colleagues had been alive. He took to the field with a passion after retiring from the military in the late 1960s and attending both the University of Miami and Boston College.

Izbicki was a world traveler who called Boston "home" for more than 20 years. He left a long and accomplished career there with Fidelity Investments to head the production department at Jewelry Television in 2001, where he stayed until 2005.

"Paul Izbicki was a guy who always had time to share what he knew with a smile and his snappy Boston wit," Samstag said. "Paul was a visionary, and he planted the seed that would eventually grow into the Knoxville Film & Music Festival. He was completely committed to media education, so we wanted the award named after him to reflect that same passion and commitment."

In East Tennessee, Izbicki was on the board and served as president of the community based TV & Film non-profit TIPTOE , which serves Knoxville's independent production community. He was also responsible for creating Knoxville's first 10-hour film festival in 2005 (which eventually became the Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival). It was at this point that his efforts, expertise, and spirit began to transform a disconnected and stagnant community of filmmakers and independent production professionals into the thriving, collaborative and ultimately viable community of artists we see, enjoy and benefit from today.

The 2014 Knoxville Film & Music Festival — recognized as Knoxville's "indie" film and music event of the year — has been the largest to-date. With world premier movies, the popular "Band-Eat-Band" competition, the fifth annual Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival, the Paul Izbicki Award for Excellence in Media Education, and special guests including the producers of the hit television show South Park, the Knoxville Film & Music Festival is now a national and international event with a focus on local East Tennessee talent.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Love Records Releases TESLA Movie Trailer

Nikola Tesla lived a life of passion through science. His contributions to the world of energy and alternative power earned him the nickname Master of Lighting and paved the way to what is known today as the electric car. But his journey was also shrouded in controversy and scandal. The Love Records, owned and operated by filmmaker and activist Sharon Doyle, takes on the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla in her new film TESLA.

TESLA is synonymous with the highbred car that looks like a Maserati yet runs like a Smart Car. Few know the work of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and scientists to ever live. His contributions include AC Electricity, Induction Motor, Radio, Remote Control, x-ray, Turbines, in all totaling nearly 770 inventions to his credit. But conspiracy theories about his particle beam invention swarmed soon after his life came to an end. Will his legacy be based on the final events of his life shrouded in controversy or the incredibly important work he did for all of mankind?

The Love Records brings the work of Nikola Tesla to film focusing on his contribution to saving our planet. By bringing his many achievements to film festivals around the world, it is the hope of The Love Records CEO, Sharon Doyle, that the public will be educated and the real legacy of this fascinating man, scientist, and inventor will be restored.

The first screening of “TESLA” will be at 12:00 pm on Saturday August 2, 2014 at the Stephen J Buck Memorial Theater, New Hope PA as part of the New Hope Film Festival. New Hope Film Festival welcomes them and will be host to filmmakers from 16 different countries debuting their films at this year’s annual event.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Award-winning Filmmaker Chandra Gerson Is Interviewed by Dawna Lee Heising for Eye on Entertainment

Dawna Lee Heising, Host of eye on Entertainment” video series, interviews multi-talented Chandra Gerson, writer, producer and director. Gerson’s film, "Book of Choices" is a psychological drama about the choices one makes and the results of those decisions. The main character, Carl Johnson, escapes reality by reading a book of short stories. The stories come to life in this film and in each one, the main character has made a choice and must live with the outcome of that choice. Little does Carl know the importance of the choice he will have to make as the film progresses. Filled with twists and turns, the film bays the idea of what you are seeing may not be what is real.

The talented cast of “Book of Choices” includes Trevor Scott (Criminal Minds, Enlisted, General Hospital), Enrique Almeida (CSI, Boston Legal, Bruce Almighty), Dan Spector (Happy Days, Facts of Life, Different Strokes), and award winning actress Dawna Lee Heising (Teachers' Day, Slink).

Gerson tells Heising that she started writing scenes for an acting class she was taking with Gene and Toni Bua at "Acting For Life" and that led to her first short film centering on domestic violence entitled, "Impaired Innocence." In 2009, she started her own production company, KitnKat Productions and more short films followed. She began entering them into festivals. In 2012, her film "Burning Distortion" was accepted into the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and won "Best Drama." Shortly after that her film, "Detach” was accepted into the VegasCineFest International Film Festival. "Book of Choices" is her first feature film. To see the “Eye on Entertainment” show, please visit:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Broadway Sings For Pride 2014

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE is back with an all new charity event for NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE 2014!

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will celebrate NYC Gay Pride by holding with their fourth annual Gay Pride benefit concert with over 15 Broadway shows represented and countless artists! The special one-night benefit entitled "ANTHEM" will feature songs that embody gay perseverance marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond! Audiences will join the celebration by hearing some of their favorite New York performers take on pop hits, mashups, and Broadway classics. The charity event will be held at Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse, the best live music bar NYC and best rooftop bar NYC, at West 26th Street, between Broadway & 6th Ave on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8pm. The event will benefit Hetrick-Martin Institute and Broadway Sings for Pride. Broadway Sings will also team up with Broadway Serves ( to promote their inspirational volunteer initiatives.

Guest speakers and artists scheduled to appear include: Gail Marquis (Silver Medal Olympian, New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inductee), Leeds Hill (Cabaret 2014 Revival), Chondra Profit (Disney's The Lion King on Broadway), Arebender Robinson (Broadway's Les Misérables 2014 Revival, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon), Marisha Wallace (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), Rebecca Larkin (Broadway's South Pacific & Avenue Q), Ben Cameron (Broadway's Wicked & Aida) Heather Parcells (Broadway's A Chorus Line Revival, Wonderland), Jessica McRoberts(Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Maury Yeston’s Nine), MJ Rodriguez (Rent at New World Stages, 2011 Clive Barnes Award Winner), Kyle Motsinger (Off Broadway's Fancy Nancy The Musical), Brian Craft (Off Broadway's Let My People Come), Noreen Crayton (Rent: National Tour, Award-winning Gospel Artist), Megan Elyse Fulmer (Shrek The Musical: National Tour), Elissa Goldstein (NBC Universal's An Affirmative Act, Disney's National Tour of Grease On Ice), Athena Reich (Award-winning host, Recording Artist), Rachel Lorin (star of Oxygen Network's The Next Big Thing, Recording Artist). Michael O'Connor (Fashion and jewelry expert, Reelz Channel, MovieStyle), Lindsay Lavin (Broadway Sings TV, Seth Rudetsky's Broadway), Adam Shapiro (HBO Film's The Normal Heart), Valerie Smaldone (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, WOR Radio), Louise Stewart (Mary Poppins National Tour), Jennifer Fouché (Sistas the Musical), Tym Moss (Girl, A Lopsided Tree Won't Ruin Christmas).

Neal Bennington of will produce the event in association with Artists Proof Productions and Dougie Meyer. Charles Santoro (Off Broadway's Silence! The Musical) also will serve as the musical director/arranger and pianist. He will be joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar, Michael Pagnotta on woodwinds, and John Ferrari on percussion.

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 from Carol Channing, Channing Tatum, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others! Broadway Sings for Pride is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Go online at: 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.

Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse, the best live music bar NYC and best rooftop bar NYC, is located at West 26th Street, between Broadway & 6th Ave.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Celebrity Benefit For Tourette Syndrome Awareness

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological condition that causes children, teens, and adults to make sounds and movements that they don’t want to make and cannot control. These sounds and movements are called tics. TS an often misdiagnosed and misunderstood neurological disorder that’s a lot more common than people think. People with TS are not psychologically impaired, less intelligent, obstinate or purposefully disruptive. And contrary to what you may have heard, fully 85 to 90% are NOT prone to using inappropriate language.

Tonight is the 2014 Celebrity Benefit for Tourette Syndrome Awareness at NYC’s swanky Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge “Level R”. The event is hosted by Actor & Advocate Keith Collins, former NY Yankee Billy Sample, and Celebrity Photographer Steve Mack with a live performance by Delisco James formerly from AIDA on Broadway, winner of E! TV’s The Entertainer and current star of the Michael Jackson Tribute Tour.

Collins who has suffered from TS and diagnosed at age 5 says “awareness is the key, education & getting the word out there to the public”. Many people aren’t fully aware how many of the thousands diagnosed with TS are out there struggling every day. It can be a very embarrassing disorder and there is no cure. Collins also says that with the many struggles he has endured with TS he wouldn’t give it up either “It’s a part of me and has made me who I am today, I treat all people with kindness it’s made me a better man and I'm proud to have TS”.

Many VIP’s and celebrities are expected this evening for the event. For more please visit The National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. a national non-profit organization dedicated to identifying the cause of, finding a cure for, and controlling the effects of Tourette Syndrome. For all information on Tourette Syndrome, how to support or donate to the cause please log onto