Sunday, August 31, 2014

Instrumental EP ‘Chilled Coffee’ Soars After May Release to Music Stores

Under the name Godson, Aaron Johnson’s new EP has already been seen in stores online and on radio stations all over the world since its official release on May 13th, 2014. The album, ‘Chilled Coffee’ is an all digital, instrumental acid jazz/hip hop EP with 10 original songs. His current works hasover 20k plays, 275+ fans in over 40 countries with a strong base primarily in Europe and South America on Soundcloud alone.

Alice Neiley, a fan who reviewed the compilation in its entirety on Review You noted ‘Chilled Coffee’ as, “... both a series of clues to the future and a series of moments to sink into, memories of the past. It leaves space for the listener to wonder, to dream, but also grounds us in what we love and where that love came from—the rhythms, the effects, the home-boy-beats, the streets. I’m smitten.”

The album has experienced early success since its release on May 13th, with top sales coming in on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Fans got a preview back in May when Johnson debuted to the albums trailer on YouTube: Following the EP's success, Johnson has set aside about 20-limited collections of his album on CD for fans or media requests.

Following the release, Johnson is finalizing the production of his EP’s first single, “Higher”. The single has already won the California edition of Coast2Coast's 'Hottest in the State 3' mixtape contest which was announced on August 7th.

"Higher" will boast its own music video online featuring Godson himself on his official YouTube page. The video was shot throughout California on location in Old Town, Pasadena, Balboa Park and Encino.The single’s pre-order date is set for September 16th, 2014.


Aaron Johnson is a 21 year old California-native, illustrator, writer and producer whose passion has been noted as “walking the line between the cutting edge and the nostalgic”. With no professional musical training, Johnson is self-taught and produces mainly Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, and R&B. Johnson's’ musical influences range from Quincy Jones to Rob Dougan and Nobuo Uematsu. When he is not working on his personal music productions, Johnson is regularly collaborating with artists around the world. He has produced remixes of Top 40 tracks, as well as provided compositions for a short film "Friends Anyway" by James Whitley.

For media inquiries regarding ‘Chilled Coffee’ EP, individuals are encouraged to contact Aaron Johnson directly at (818) 519-3822 or via email at To learn more about the artist or to buy purchase the album, please visit:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Comic Book Culture is Celebrating One Year

Comic Book Culture is celebrating one year of Super Heroes, trading cards, comic books, video games, Cosplayers and feature film magic.

We will celebrate our first year anniversary by revisiting the people and stories that made our first year. With the dramatic shift in the public’s interest in comic culture, a wave of films and TV shows have driven home the comic book brand and then put it through the roof. We have watch it expand its boundaries and win new fans as comic influenced is everywhere in all media.

Now more than ever comic culture is a driving force behind popular culture with a demographic that goes from six years old to sixty year old. We found that comic culture is the fastest growing sector of all leisure activities.

With eighty videos to choose from and a world of cosplayers and graphic artists, Comic Book Culture is a pool of imagination and fantasy. We have a international line up episode guests and videos from a creative world that just keeps on bringing the energetic wave of compelling graphics and images.

With so much to recap, we are looking forward to seeing where we were, so we know where we are going.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pop Star Tanay Jackson Hopes Fans Will Get "Addicted" To Her New Single

The Jackson's have a new star on rise! Pop newcomer Tanay Jackson recently released her latest single "Addicted"; produced by up and coming producer Ryan Lawford. Currently available on I-Tunes and Amazon Music, "Addicted" is an up-tempo/pop dance record with an infectious hip-hop fueled baseline. Quickly becoming a viral hit, "Addicted" has garnered Tanay’s her strongest musical impact to date, further solidifying her as an "artist to watch" in 2014 and 2015.

As a member of the next generation of the great Jackson family, Tanay Jackson is no stranger to the music business. Daughter of pop legend Tito Jackson of the legendary Jackson 5 and niece to late great Michael Jackson; Tanay isn't depending on her musical pedigree for success, just her ability, talent, hard work and God as she firmly states are her keys to success. In 2013 Tanay Jackson released "Naughty Girls Needs Love". That single proved to be a marginal overseas hit and led to a promo tour for Ms. Jackson. With Addicted, Tanay plans to build on that early success and reach the heights of her full potential.

"Being a Jackson is a gift and a curse. I have name recognition but it comes with baggage. I understand that I will be compared to my family but it must be understood that I am my own person and want to express my vision to the world uninhabited"

- Tanay Jackson

Look for Tanay Jackson to close out the year strong. Tanay will be making several media stops as well as performances. Look for Addicted to make a major impact on radio in the third quarter

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley & TV/Film Vet Robert Clohessy Star In New Film SUGAR!

Tony award-winner Alice Ripley stars in indie film with original rock music; Film/TV vet Robert Clohessy co-stars

Illustrious talents of stage and screen, Alice Ripley (Tony® Winner, Broadway’s Next to Normal) and Robert Clohessy (HBO’s Oz, Boardwalk Empire), have teamed up with award-winning indie director Shari Berman (My Life As Abraham Lincoln) to play spouses in a new feature film entitled SUGAR! The screenplay, penned by Leora Kalish, focuses on a housewife of a Republican candidate for U.S.
Senate who secretly forms an all-women rock band, a decision which turns her entire life upside down. Executive Produced by Robert Kalish and Blaze Kelly Coyle (Echelon 8, The Meat Puppet, Emma Everything), Produced by Lauren Rayner (Dark), with Casting by Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian, the film will be carried by a powerhouse cast. Alice Ripley won critical acclaim and the 2009 Tony® Award for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Next to Normal. Robert Clohessy is best known for playing Correctional Officer Sean Murphy on the HBO drama Oz. He is currently seen on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and has a recurring role on the CBS crime drama Blue Bloods. To date, Clohessy has appeared in over 100 films, including Across the Universe.

Supporting cast include: Professional musicians: Sheila Earley (drums), Kathryn Danielle (guitar, vocals), and pioneer of women in rock’n’roll June Millington (bass). Playing since 1964, Millington is a founding member of the band Fanny, the first all-female rock band in the world to sign and record entire albums. Also featuring: Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp), Kathryn Kates (Orange is the New Black, Seinfeld) and Michael Pemberton (The Family Stone, Brooklyn’s Finest). The soundtrack includes an original theme song by Air Supply's legendary Graham Russell (Perks of Being a Wallflower), songs by Tammany Hall’s Steve O'Reilly (Scrubs) and all new Joan Jett & the Blackhearts covers sung by Alice Ripley. The film is a co-production by Lauren Rayner Productions and Silver Phoenix Entertainment. 

The Exclusive wrap party is being held at famed NYC hotspot The Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge Level R. Hosted by Actor Keith Collins & Celebrity Photographer Steve Mack along with special guests including veteran nightlife impresario's Barry Mullineaux & Tony Theadore. Complimentary Cigars being provided by Davidoff NYC at the invite only affair.

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The 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at The Fonda Theater

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) will be held at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Showcasing the best and brightest in musical creation for visual media, the event will highlight the achievements of those who shape the worldwide musical media landscape. The 2014 HMMAs welcome back celebrity hosts including Oscar® nominated actor Eric Roberts, former Matchbox 20 member Adam Gaynor, acclaimed Director/Writer/Producer Andy Fickman and Earh, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. Featured performances will include Singaporean pop-artist Wiltay and Swedish singer Viktoria Tocca, whose nominated song "We're Still Young" is #3 on the BillboardBiz Hot Singles Sales Chart. More performers and special guests to be announced.

This year, the HMMAs have expanded their Visual Media categories, with highlights including the addition of Best Song and Best Score categories for both Animated Films and Reality TV shows. Artists, composers and artist representatives are encouraged to submit through the HMMA’s website for their projects released in the 2014 calendar year. The field of entrants will be narrowed down to final nominees by the HMMA advisory board and selections committee with the winners voted on by approximately 100 music-media industry professionals comprised of music supervisors, studio and network music execs, composers and songwriters.

Among last year’s award winners, highlights were Henry Jackman for best original score for feature film (Captain Phillips); Jeff Beal for best original score for TV show/digital streaming series, (House of Cards); Robin Urdang for outstanding music supervision for film (Thanks for Sharing); Mark Wike for outstanding music supervision for television (CBS’ NCIS Los Angeles); Bear McCreary for original theme music for a TV show (AMC’s Walking Dead); Kathryn Gallagher for song in a feature film (“Damaged,” from Thanks for Sharing); David Schwartz, Mitch Hurwitz and Gabriel Mann for song in a TV show (“Getaway” from Arrested Development); Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez for indie/doc/short score (Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?); and Jeff Broadbent for best video game score (PlanetSide 2).

The event will be broadcasted across viral web networks and social media platforms worldwide. HMMA holds a worldwide presence across more than a dozen countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey and more! Attendance for this event has escalated over the years as it has become the most sought after music industry event in Hollywood.

More on the Hollywood Music in Media Awards:

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) recognizes and honors music of visual mediums and the individuals who create, produce and place compositions in the medium. Additionally, the prestigious awards show honors mainstream and independent music artists from around the globe. Featuring a VIP dinner banquet, live music performances, celebrity appearances, as well as award presentations, the HMMA is the leader in local awards shows. Shot in HD for global broadcasts, the HMMA is gaining in worldwide popularity. Traditionally, many of these same nominees will receive nods from both the Oscars® and the Golden Globes.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Horror-Thriller Novel Promises to Keep Readers on Their Toes

After a routine DNA background check, Brennan Wade is on the run for murders he does not remember committing. Pursued by a shadow agency, he fights to clear his name and catch the true killer. Brennan forges an uneasy alliance with Joan Runciter, the only woman to survive an attack, and together they delve into a world of secret history and ancient horror. As the body count rises and his true nature is revealed, Brennan must decide if the world’s salvation is worth his own corruption.

Monsters All the Way Down ($15.95, Pithos Publishing, September 5, 2014) is a combination of Philip K. Dick’s mind-bending paranoia and H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror. Author Ryan McSwain uses complex characters and familiar ideas to craft a horror-thriller novel full of twists to keep the reader guessing right up to the end and beyond.

· For fans of Neil Gaiman, Philip K. Dick, H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

· The book will be available in softcover and electronic formats beginning September 5.

“I wanted to create something unique and engaging, and I think I’ve accomplished that,” says McSwain. “I love hearing how excited readers get when they talk about this book. I’m a stay-at-home dad, and finding time to work and still be a good parent is difficult. But publishing a novel is something I’ve dreamed of doing for a long time, and I’m sure Monsters All the Way down will be the first of many.”

Ryan McSwain lives in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife and their two children. Monsters All the Way Down is his first published novel. His next book should be available in 2015.

Monsters All the Way Down (Pithos Publishing, $15.95 softcover / $4.95 ebook, 313 pages, 5.25” x 8”, ISBN: 978-0-9904607-7-0) will be available at and other online retailers. For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NH Vampire Filmmaker & Cast Hitting GraniteCon 2014

He’s an average guy who works for a living managing the social networking for a museum. She’s an 800-year old vampire longing to be human again. Together can they break the curse and bring her back?

That’s the plot behind MY DREAMGIRL WAS A VAMPIRE, a short sci-fi movie shot by Merrimack resident Tim Morgan. DREAMGIRL is part romantic comedy, part AMAZING STORIES science fiction story.

To celebrate the upcoming film, which will release on October 25th through Amazon Instant Video, Morgan and the cast will be visiting the Granite State Comicon (GraniteCon). GraniteCon will be held September 13th and 14th, 2014 at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

Joining Morgan will be leading man Billy J. Pomerleau, who plays historian Grant; Kimberley Miller, who plays vampire Stefanie, and villain Rocky Maxwell, who plays vampire Adam in the short.

“I’m excited to be a part of GraniteCon,” says Morgan. “Last year was a great time for me as an artist; I can imagine it’s even more fun for the people on the other side of the table.”

Morgan will be hosting some giveaways at GraniteCon: signed scripts used by the actors and a tee shirt will be raffled off to lucky winners. “The tee shirt is really exciting,” says Morgan, “only 24 were printed and I won’t be making any more. The only people who have these are cast, crew, a few key supporters, and the winners of the raffle. You can’t get these anywhere else.” Also available will be a book of the film, which includes the original script, production notes, stills, and a few behind-the-scenes photos, and possibly DVDs of the short. The availability of DVDs will depend on whether the short is accepted into one of the film festivals the team has submitted to. Morgan should know the fate of his film in early September.

Morgan, a software developer by day and a writer/filmmaker by night, will also have copies of his debut novel, THE TRIP, available at GraniteCon. THE TRIP follows three high school seniors who set off on a cross-country bicycle trip, only to face a zombie apocalypse. The story follows the events leading up to the journey and their desperate race for home.

For more information on MY DREAMGIRL WAS A VAMPIRE, visit the official web site:

For more information on GraniteCon, visit the official GraniteCon web site:

More information on Morgan is available at his web site:

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Girls in the Band - Thursday September 18th 6:30 p.m

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

Attending this special screening will be DR. THOM DAVID MASON, who taught the very popular Jazz & Swing from A to Z at Crowell Library earlier this year, and JUDY CHAIKIN, who produced and directed the film. Dr. Mason is the founder of the Jazz Studies Department at the Thornton School of Music, USC, and was so impressed with The Girls in the Band, he’s seen it multiple times. He also knows some of the musicians featured in the film so he will have many insights to share with the audience.

Director/Producer Judy Chaikin is best known for writing, producing and directing the Emmy nominated PBS documentary, Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist. She is a graduate of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Regarding her film, The Girls in the Band, Judy says, “We hope that the great joy we all had in learning about these amazing women, will be shared by the viewers and that the film will bring these artists the admiration and respect they so rightly deserve. This film is my tribute to their courage and musical artistry, which has never been properly celebrated… Our greatest satisfaction will come if this film can inspire a new crop of young female jazz musicians to stand on the shoulders of those early pioneers and to reach for the stars.”

Crowell Library is very fortunate to have these two guests at this special screening that is free for one and all. Don’t miss it!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lift-Off International Film Festival Selects BINKY by Stephen David Brooks to be part Lift-Off 2014

Los Angeles based director/screenwriter Stephen David Brooks was recently awarded an official selection for his film BINKY which was selected out of 700+ global entrants, to screen at the prestigious Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, an indie event held annually in Venice Beach, California; which forms part of the wider Lift-Off International Film Festivals, who have live indie screenings in four transatlantic cities, each held quarterly throughout the year.

The festivals motto is: Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology.

Something that holds true to BINKY.

At the event all of the films will be scored by the attending audience, where the winners are then screened at all three proceeding transatlantic events, with the ultimate aim to give filmmakers like Stephen David Brooks the best exposure possible as they embark on their continued artistic journeys.

James Alexander Co-Director and Co-Founder of Lift-Off says…

"Getting into any Lift-Off Film Festival is a massive achievement. The world of independent film has grown so much over the years that many of the grass rooted filmmakers and emerging professionals are left without much of a platform any more. We felt that many of these artists who were producing exceptional work were being hugely ignored – and deserved to be seen!"

The reasons for making a film are myriad, complex, and ultimately, mysterious. BINKY was borne out of a conversation with an ill friend. Our discussion of what, if anything, comes next was the subject of much conjecture and debate. In reality, we couldn’t answer the basic questions of existence. We could only speculate. It is out of this conversation that BINKY was created. It is merely an attempt to explain what comes next. Or, perhaps, it is more about how we choose to live out this life, how we choose to treat the people who touch our lives that is the answer. Perhaps we have been asking the wrong question all along. – Stephen David Brooks

BINKY screens Friday, 5th September 2014, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is held at the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Centre September 4th-6th Thurs-Saturday from 7-9.30pm. To register for free admittance head to the Film Festivals website

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Move over Netflix here comes Vident (video entertainment)

Over the past few years Netflix has become the master of video streaming for smart phones, smart devices, PC and nearly any items you can think of. But soon there will be a new kid on the block, looking at taking video streaming to a whole new level.

Vident Corp (video entertainment) will be launching in December 2014 and its initial launch will be in South Africa. This will be the first video streaming service available in the Africa continent.

But what will make Vident different, at the moment video streaming is exactly that you watch, you put down. Vident will not just be a video streaming app but it has several new ideas to make it a true future of digital entertainment., A mulit level platform with a variety of facets that allow you not just to watch movies on your smart device or PC but to interact with friends and family while you are using the Vident video streaming service. One of the unique feature is that it will be a local app for each country showing not just US block buster movies but also local movies in local languages giving the viewers more to interact with.

Vident corp are a South African based company who have understood the future of video rental is through digital media and not your traditional outlets.

This app and the full system is being design By Easy Apps Business and will be available on Apple, Android, Blackberry, PC, Ipad and tablet at the launch and will then progress on to other smart devices, gaming consoles and countries in the following months.

More information at

Friday, August 22, 2014

DJ Mustard Album Release Party At NYC's Level R

Scram Jones & DJ Mustard at Level R

We heard that recently Roc Nation did the album release party for the great DJ Mustard at NYC hotspot the Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge LEVEL R which was sponsored by Dusse. Nightlight impressario Barry Mullineaux was also spotted at the famed NYC Rooftop Venue.

(photo credit Rafael Fondeur)

NH Filmmaker Takes A Bite Out Of Vampire Genre With Book Of Film

A mild-mannered historian meets the woman of his dreams, but she’s got a secret. She’s an 800-year-old vampire seeking to be human again. Together can they break the curse and free her from an eternity of torment?

That’s the story behind NH writer Tim Morgan’s short film, My DreamGirl Was A Vampire. The story follows Grant (Billy J. Pomerleau) in his quest to free beautiful vampire Stefanie (Kimberley Miller). The movie was originally envisioned as a film festival entry and filmed entirely in NH. Morgan decided to release the film after the festival season ends through Amazon Instant Video.

In preparation for the release, Morgan is releasing a book of the film that includes the original script, notes on the production, and full-color stills and behind-the-scenes photos. The book will launch on on August 16, 2014. My DreamGirl Was A Vampire: The Book of the Film will be available in paperback and Kindle editions.

“I’m excited for this movie,” says writer/director/producer Tim Morgan. “Aside from being a good story about two complex characters, this is an inside look at what goes into making an indie film. You’ll get to see the challenges and the rewards of making a movie in a short period of time with a tight budget.”

Morgan is a small-time filmmaker and independent author. His zombie novel, The Trip, is available on

For more information on My DreamGirl Was A Vampire, please visit the official web site:

More information on Morgan is available at his web site:

You can follow Morgan on Twitter as well. His Twitter handle is @tmorgan_2100

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Master of Horror/NY Times Best-Selling Author Clive Barker Signs With Beacon Audio Books

Clive Barker is a New York Times Best-Selling author, film director, video game designer and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of show stories which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the incredibly popular Hellraiser and Candyman series.

Barker's distinctive writing style is characterised by the notion of hidden fantastical worlds coexisting with our own, the role of sexuality in the supernatural, and the construction of coherent, complex and detailed universes. Barker has referred to this style as "dark fantasy" or the "fantastique". His stories are notable for a deliberate blurring of the distinction between binary opposites such as Hell and Heaven, or pleasure and pain (the latter particularly so in The Hellbound Heart).

When the Books of Blood were first published in the United States in paperback, Stephen King was quoted on the book covers: "I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker."

A critically acclaimed author, artist, film director and producer, Clive Barker is iconic in the world of horror and dark fantasy. He has now teamed up with Beacon Audio Books to produce, narrate and distribute two incredible books, "Incarnations" and "Forms of Heaven". These wildly popular works will be relished by Clive Barker fans who love the wicked imagination of one of the best-known fantasy/horror writers of all time.

Look for these Clive Barker audiobooks in the Fall of 2014.

The official site for Clive Barker may be found at

The official website for Beacon Audio Books may be found at

For more information on upcoming releases or services offered contact

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Casualty Films announces new Action/Suspense Short Film Pre-Production for "The Brazilian Affair"

Casualty Films is proud to announce the collaboration on the Action/Suspense Short "The Brazilian Affair" to begin Pre-Production for release later this year. The screenplay was written by Joseph Luna with Terry Adams as the Director of Photography and on board as Director is Alex Robles.

"This is a fantastic team that we have assembled who all bring quite a bit to the table, " said Production Supervisor and Visual Effects Coordinator Matt Morgan. "We're very excited to be working together. Our paths recently converged like the proverbial alignment of the planets so we're really looking forward to making a great film and having a lot of fun doing so."

The film "The Brazilian Affair" is about love, loss and redemption with a few twists and turns all wrapped up in a fast paced, action/suspense short. Pre-production for the film has begun with the Cast/Crew calls to be announced very shortly. Principal Photography to begin in Fall 2014.

Casualty Films is a Visual Effects and Animation Studio based out of San Diego California. Casualty Films looks to be involved in the making of great films, commercials and “webisodes” for the World to view and enjoy.

Look for more updates coming in the near future.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews

Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.

Airbag Productions, in Melbourne, is a combined VFX, animation and production company that creates commercials, films and documentaries. It spent several months testing video review packages, using trial versions side-by-side on the same project so it could have an accurate comparison. This allowed the studio to get an idea of how simple each tool would be for its clients to pick up, as well as which features it needed across every project. In the end, Airbag chose Frankie, the video review tool from the maker of cineSync.

"We decided on Frankie because it is by far the easiest product to use and has the most attractive PDF summary," said Nick Wright, director at Airbag Productions. "Frankie outshone the competition in these two areas, both of which are key to our client work. With the addition of their new competitive entry-level plans, Frankie also fits nicely into our budget."

It was the simplicity of use and the design of the PDF that is saved at the end of each session that really sold Wright on Frankie. "The PDF is lovely. It's succinct and well designed," he said. "It was the only one we'd be willing to share with our clients."

Using Frankie to complete a TVC for McCann UK

Airbag used Frankie for both interactive and independent reviews during the creation of a commercial for Vauxhall Insignia, which features creative CG images of metallic birds, bulls and dolphins that morph into each other and the car. For independent reviews, Wright uploaded various versions of these CG assets that differed in color tone to Frankie. He marked them up using Frankie's annotating and comment tools, then sent the URL to the clients to review in their own time. Given the time difference between Melbourne and the ad agency offices in the UK, Wright could upload images at the end of his workday in Australia so the creatives and producers at McCann in Birmingham could review them overnight. Their feedback was often waiting for Wright when he started his workday the following morning.

When asked what she was most proud of about the Vauxhall Insignia commercial, Kirsten Michael, post producer at Airbag, pointed to the efficiency of their workflow as well as the clarity of their communication with the producers in Birmingham and the creatives on the Airbag team.

"We completed this marathon sprint in just five weeks," Michael explained. "Frankie certainly helped with this, eliminating confusion with feedback to speed up the process."

Michael described how, on the Vauxhall ad and also on a new commercial Airbag is producing for another UK client, they skipped through reviews frame by frame, letting the clients write their comments in Frankie's notes section while they talked via Skype.

"It was simple for us to tell the client, 'Point and click here, now you can draw right on the frame,'" Michael said. "I understand that many people struggle with technology, but Frankie is easy to explain to our clients."

A live, interactive Frankie session can come in handy even with local clients or when the Airbag team is working in the same room.

"We tested many other products but kept coming back to Frankie because it's the most useful of the tools we tried, especially when there's distance involved," said Wright. "But we use it with local clients as well, even if they're in the same city, to keep things simple. If we're discussing something and there's confusion, we send them a URL of the uploaded video, they open it on their screens in Frankie, and we have an interactive review session. We can mark up the video and make comments in real time, then print all these annotations and screen shots off in a PDF. Frankie really is easy to drive."

Frankie recently introduced two entry-level plans to accompany its Frankie Pro. New users can try Frankie free for 21 days, using the fully featured trial account. This watermarked version can be converted to one of the paid plans during or after the trial. Monthly subscriptions can be cancelled at any time and accounts can be put on hold, with all data saved, for a small monthly fee. For detailed information on the feature set of each plan, or to sign up for a free trial, visit

Vauxhall Insignia TVC Credits

Client: Vauxhall

Agency: McCann Birmingham

Director: Nick Wright and Travis Hogg

Production: Airbag Productions

Postproduction, VFX: CanopyVFX

About Cospective, maker of Frankie and cineSync Pro

Cospective is the creator of innovative software solutions to visual communication challenges. Frankie is used for real-time video review using standard web browsers and is ideally suited for short-form content produced by ad agencies, production companies and post houses. cineSync Pro is the Academy Award(r)-winning synchronized review-and-approval tool used for major film productions. Cospective is a privately held company based in Adelaide, Australia. For more information about cineSync and Frankie, visit Follow us on or at @FrankieReview.

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Digital Meets 35mm: Idan Menin is Blending the Past with the Future in Of Fortune And Gold

When Digital Meets 35mm: Idan Menin is Blending the Past with the Future in Of Fortune And Gold

Los Angeles, CA - August 5, 2014

Idan Menin doesn't settle for the basic. Or the easy. He always aims for the next tier and is as textured a professional as the images he captures. Great cinematography lies in the details, and you can trust that Idan Menin will be there to find them. When Prominence Films, Inc. hired him as the Director of Photography on their feature film Of Fortune And Gold, the idea of shooting on 35mm had not yet crossed their mind. But after some testing by Menin, he and the director found that 35mm film had the texture and aesthetic necessary to achieve the desired look for the scenes in question.

Of Fortune And Gold depicts four twentysomethings roaming the Southwest in the quest for hidden gold. During their epic road trip (shot on the Arri Alexa), the story flashes back to a gangster rivalry in the Old West. The Old West scenes will be shot 3-perf s35mm with an Arricam ST. As Jared Marshall, Director of Of Fortune And Gold, explains, “We are blending the past with the future, as we are going to shoot the B storyline on 35mm! This will be the perfect way to capture the Western theme and revive the spirit of spaghetti westerns from which we took inspiration.” Film was a valuable choice to bridge the historical gap between Of Fortune And Gold and the movies that inspired it, such as The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and Easy Rider.

Prominence Films, Inc.: Formerly Circle That Entertainment, the production company was founded in 2011 in Los Angeles with one mission--to bring a revolutionary approach to visual storytelling

Sunday, August 17, 2014

“DEADLY REVISIONS” releases new, extended trailer!

With the announcement of writer/director Gregory Blair’s “DEADLY REVISIONS” becoming an official selection of the New York Independent Film Festival, fans can now get a longer peek at the film with a brand new trailer that reveals more of the creepy goings on. But one thing remains: Blair’s unique blend of psychological thriller and horror film is getting people excited.

The film has already garnered Blair the EOTM Award for “Best Director of an Indie Horror Film” and reviewers to laud it as “Mind Blowing” (Charred Remains Blogpost) and “Visionary! ” (A Bucket of Corn) with “Genuine Fun Jolts!” (Ain’t It Cool News). In addition to the New York Independent Film Festival, “DEADLY REVISIONS” is also an official selection of the FANTastic Horror Film Festival with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

In the film, Emmy Award winning horror movie favorite Bill Oberst, Jr. plays Grafton Torn—an amnesiac horror film writer for whom hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal terrifying images that just can’t be real. Or can they? A valentine to the horror genre, the film provides all the spooky staples fans adore while providing loving winks to masters such as Brian DePalma, Sam Raimi and Alfred Hitchcock. Through the combination of these elements, as our hero examines his past, the film also examines the art of the horror film itself and its own value as a fun and safe place to confront our fears and, maybe, go a little crazy.

So turn off the lights, turn up the sound and take a closer look at “DEADLY REVISIONS”:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Little Studio Films gets muddy with Jameson Hesse's latest film "FATHER MUD"

Little Studio Films has announced the release of Father Mud, a short film written by filmmaker and author Jameson Hesse. The versatile artist also serves as a director and actor in the project, produced by Little Studio Films' Alexia Melocchi.

Father Mud is a thriller about a family whose kindness opens the doors to a dark past when they take in a foster child. The film stars Elizabeth Daily, best known for her role as Tommy Pickles on Rugrats. She also had roles in the iconic films Valley Girl and PeeWee’s Big Adventure. Daily also recently showed off her musical talents as a contestant on The Voice.

Jameson Hesse is a writer as well as a filmmaker. His novel, Whisper of Crows, has garnered rave reviews on various sites while also moving readers who have left feedback on Amazon. His previous film work includes A Dark Day’s Night, starring Max Ryan and Peter Dobson.

"I am thrilled to have helped produced the works of Jameson Hesse. He is a film maker to watch and I hope to continue to work with him on other projects, including features," said Melocchi of her involvement in the project.

The film, which also features Hesse’s three sons in various roles, is currently being submitted to worldwide film festivals and was filmed over three days. For more information about the film, or to see a trailer, please see the website ( One can also connect with the team via Facebook (, where a variety of behind-the-scenes shots have been posted.

ABOUT LITTLE STUDIO FILMS: Little Studio Films is a company that uses the combined experience, expertise, and connections of its team to provide top services to creatives seeking to bring their work to life. Besides production assistance, the company also offers marketing for high profile screenplays and film and television projects and worldwide film distribution services.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Archstone Releases WWII Sci-Fi Action/Adventure Film "P-51 Dragon Fighter" on DVD/VOD August 19

Archstone Distribution announces the US DVD/VODrelease of the World War II sci-fi, action/adventure film P-51 Dragon Fighter on August 19.

P-51 Dragon Fighter will be available through Video-On-Demand (VOD) and Pay-Per-View on Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Frontier, and Verizon, and on DVDat Family Video, Hastings, Video Warehouse, and your favorite online retailer such as

Directed by Mark Atkins (Battle of Los Angeles) and starring Scott Martin (The Rig) as Lt. John Robbins and Stephanie Beran (Fatal Call) as Rachel McKee, P-51 Dragon Fighter is a high-energy, sci-fi, action/adventure which takes place during World War II. As the allies advance in North Africa, the Nazis, led by Hitler’s fascination with the Occult, unleash an ancient terror. Out of the night sky, the Allies are ambushed by dragons. Facing annihilation, a rag tag group of P-51 pilots are sent on a desperate mission to fight the dragons and save the war.

Director Mark Atkins notes: “When Scott Martin and Michael Slifkin approached me about working with them on P-51 Dragon Fighter, I was honored for two reasons: First after having such a rewarding time working on Battle Force, I was keen to work on something else with Archstone. Second was having the opportunity to create an epic sci-fi fantasy action movie set against the backdrop of North Africa in WW II. What happens when fire-breathing dragons controlled by a secret occult unit of the Nazis go up against a skilled but volatile group of pilots chosen from every corner of the allied fighting force? From our stellar cast and crew to the visual effects wizards at Rogue State, everyone worked exceptionally hard to deliver the answer in P-51 Dragon Fighter.”

P-51 Dragon Fighter was produced by Scott Martin and Michael Slifkin, of Archstone Pictures.

Scott Martin, comments: "Our goal was to deliver to the sci-fi audience exactly what you expect from the title, its Dragons versus P-51 Mustangs. And we enjoyed working with this cast and crew, so we're very pleased that we are now bringing this film to the audience."

Producer Michael Slifkin adds: “With the partners we have on this project, the production value is off the charts for a film this size."

424 Post (Academy Award Nominee for Apocalypto) provided the post work and sound design, and Rogue State (Dragons of Camelot) created the special effects. All props and set designs were provided by ISS Props, supplier to every major studio in Hollywood.

About Archstone Distribution: Archstone is a sales and distribution company focused on delivering high quality theatrical films and documentaries to the world-wide audience headquartered in Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Midnight Dawn Vows To Bring Realistic Portrayal Of Espionage

MTD Studios is proud to announce that its new spy thriller, Midnight Dawn, has entered production. The drama began principal photography throughout Florida and will be released on multiple digital platforms early next year.

Midnight Dawn is a dark and gritty thriller about a spy who is betrayed by his handler. Michael Opal portrays this handler and briefly discusses the project, "Working on a well plotted spy thriller is an actor's dream for me. I'm excited to start working on the complexity of the character and digging into the inner workings of espionage. I know the producers are striving to create the most realistic depiction of what happens behind the curtain.”

"With intense research, the producers portray as accurate a view of espionage as possible." Michael Dunn continues, “Reading numerous declassified government materials and studying spies who were exposed in public gave me some insight. We even studied the techniques of professional assassins. We really want this movie to be taken seriously yet still entertain.” Then Producer Gabriel Cash chimes in, “We really hope our film is viewed by real spies who respond – saying that Midnight Dawn was pretty accurate... That espionage work is all about the shades of gray. Then, we know we succeeded.”

Veteran actress Cyndi Crotts portrays Debra Walters, an agency analyst that pieces together the conspiracy that Johnson had created by misusing his asset for personal gain. “I like the challenge. The film is a bit of a departure from the horror films for which I am known. I really like the witty banter between the friends or rivals in this script. I'm really excited to be a part of this film.”

Actor Kibwe Dorsey is playing the tactical expert Andy Reynolds, hired to track down the rogue spy. Dorsey comments, “There are so many gifted and talented people who never get a chance... so I don't take anything for granted. I'm thankful for every opportunity God allows me to receive.” Dunn adds, “Kibwe brings a lot of energy to Andy. His character has a brilliant mind and he always knows what is going to happen before it actually does.”

Producer Gabriel Cash is enthusiastic about the darker nature of this film. “Our last feature film (Bloody 27) was light and campy. It's a nice change to be dark and serious. Many of the characters are really screwed up and it makes the story more interesting.” Director Michael Dunn adds, “Well, serious to a point. I wrote the script so it's still got some humor in it. It's definitely a more dramatic approach than our previous project.”

Jamie Belanger Banta portrays Stacy, an I.T. specialist for the agency. Actress Banta discusses the role, “It is really wonderful to be working with this cast and crew again. Almost all the crew members, with whom I worked on Alone & Restless, are still here doing what they love. I have such a fun character, too. She's smart and savvy – I love all the technology she uses, too.”

The Alex Frielings Company will handle the Dolby Digital audio mix and soundtrack for the upcoming feature film. As sound producer, Frielings is looking forward to the opportunities this project presents. “This film is mostly a drama, but we do have some clever action sequences planned. I'm really excited about those scenes in particular. The gun battles and fight sequences really present some amazing challenges and I think it will help the sound mix shine.”

Midnight Dawn will be executive produced by Gabriel Cash and directed by independent film director Michael Thomas Dunn. The official movie web site for Midnight Dawn is located at

About MTD Entertainment Corp:

The Ocala based production company is best known for quirky independent feature films including Bloody 27 and Alone & Restless. MTD Entertainment Corporation ( is a worldwide leading content provider with distribution on Amazon Prime, Roku, Google Play and more. Our content is now distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. MTD Entertainment Corporation was founded in 2001 and has a diverse portfolio of revenue streams including film production, real estate holdings, mobile app development, film distribution and merchandising.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

IndieFlix Launches Its First Original Series: The Maury Island Incident

IndieFlix, the worldwide independent film streaming service, announced the launch of its first Original Series: The Maury Island Incident. The show will premiere on IndieFlix on August 19, 2014.

Based on declassified FBI documents, The Maury Island Incident tells the incredible, tragic, and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, Washington. This sparked 'the summer of the saucers,' the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of Men in Black and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.

“IndieFlix viewers will not only learn new information about a lost, historic UFO case, they'll also find out just how interested J. Edgar Hoover was with these 'flying disc' occurrences,” Producer / Director Scott Schaefer said. “And we will also be releasing some fascinating declassified FBI documents that show his personal interest in UFOs, specifically The Maury Island Incident.”

Initially shot as a short in Seattle, with local talent and crew, The Maury Island Incident has been a labor of love for Producer / Writer Edmiston and Producer / Director Schaefer, and Washington Filmmworks who gave out an Innovation Lab Award to this production. The Lab is a groundbreaking new program offering funding assistance to Washington filmmakers and filmmakers using emerging technologies. “Equal parts mystery and documentary, The Maury Island Incident exposes a fascinating hidden history: the first recorded UFO incidents in the US didn’t occur in Roswell, but in Washington. This captivating project brings a spooky Seattle area legend to light and sets the stage for ongoing storytelling on the subject” commented the jury of the Innovation Lab.

Thanks to the help and support of Washington Filmworks’ Innovation Lab, Edmiston and Schaefer got the opportunity to turn their content into a series. “We simply did not foresee the heightened tension that could be created with re-shaping our content into a serialized structure, and the Innovation Lab pushed us to that discovery. From that moment, we began seeking an ideal partnership for development and distribution of the serial content and of course, IndieFlix was at the top of our wish list.”

Founded by filmmakers in 2005, IndieFlix is a membership-based streaming service that has become one of the most meaningful global online platforms in the industry. IndieFlix gives film lovers access to thousands of high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries and series from around the world via Roku, Xbox and all Internet connected devices including smartphones and tablets. IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, launch careers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film. IndieFlix’s unique royalty payment system pays filmmakers for every minute watched.

Edmiston adds: “We are excited to collaborate with IndieFlix, a company with an incredible track record of innovation. Of course, we love the fact that IndieFlix puts filmmakers first in almost every way imaginable. But even more, we have been impressed by the level of creativity and enthusiasm shown by the IndieFlix team as part of planning The Maury Island Incident series launch.”

Launching The Maury Island Incident as their first Original Series adds IndieFlix to the mix of online channels offering original content.

“We are so thrilled to have The Maury Island Incident as our first Original Series.” says CEO and co-founder, Scilla Andreen. “The show is so reminiscent of The X-Files and will be such a great new offering for our customers.”



Scilla Andreen CEO / Co-Founder Indieflix:

Scilla Andreen is an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy-nominated costume designer, disruptor and pioneer in the independent film space. Leading the charge to empower content creators, IndieFlix has become one of the most meaningful global online streaming platforms in the industry thanks to their latest innovation: the RPM model (Royalty Pool Minutes) which jettisons antiquated and complicated payment systems in favor of refreshing and transparent simplicity: for every minute watched, a filmmaker gets paid.

Steve Edmiston Producer / Writer The Maury Island Incident:

Steve Edmiston works as an independent feature film screenwriter and producer. He is also an attorney with 25 years of experience practicing business, litigation, intellectual property, and entertainment law. Edmiston is a frequent teacher, advisor, and speaker on film and film industry issues. His most recent feature premiered on Lifetime. His films have screened at a variety of film festivals including: Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle International Film Festival, Big Island Film Festival, Ashland and Port Townsend. Edmiston wrote and directed the award-winning short The Day My Parents Became Cool, which was shot entirely in the south Puget Sound area.

Scott Schaefer Director / Producer The Maury Island Incident:

Scott Schaefer is a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (Bill Nye The Science Guy, PBS/Disney) with over 27 years’ experience in media, including over 20 as a Director and Producer, six of which were spent in the trenches of Hollywood.

His directing credits includes for the TV shows Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t! (Showtime) where he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directing in a Reality Show (2005), Sightings (a UFO show for Paramount Pictures), The Arsenio Hall Show (Paramount), Totally Hidden Video (Fox), The Late Show (Fox), Fox On-Air Promotions, Almost Live! (KING-TV, where he won 6 Local Emmy Awards) and many others in-between.

Schaefer currently runs a network of six local blogs for an area south of Seattle called South King Media, which includes the award-winning B-Town Blog.

John White Executive Producer The Maury Island Incident

The Maury Island Incident is John’s first motion picture project, and followed his extraordinarily successful career as an entrepreneur. In 1990, John invented his own pile driving machine in his garage, then founded American Piledriving Equipment (APE), the largest pile driving equipment company in the world. John’s machines operated exclusively on vegetable oil to prevent damage to water and soil. His other ventures include Crazy Horse Motorcycles LLC, which manufactures the 45 degree V-Twin engine featured on the TV show American Choppers. His unique engine is the powerplant featured in Microsoft’s Gears of War Trike built by Paul Jr. and featured in the video game.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Passes

Words cant express how deeply saddened we are to have heard the news. August 11th, 2014 The Great and we mean the GREAT Robin Williams has recently passed. Are prayers and thoughts go out to his family at this time. Williams was nominated for four Oscar's and winning the Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role for "Good Will Hunting".  Williams, was 63.
#RIPRobinWilliams #RobinWilliams

Jada Toys Secures Vehicles License For Jurassic World And Fast & Furious 7

Jada Toys, Inc., a leading manufacturer of boys and girls toys, today announced it has been granted the vehicle rights for two highly anticipated Universal Pictures’ films, Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7, through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Both films are slated for release worldwide in 2015.

“Jada is a perfect fit for both Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7 because of our strength in producing high-quality die cast and radio controlled vehicles with innovative flair,” says May Li, President at Jada Toys. “We are excited to show off the products we have developed to compliment these action-packed movies.”

Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for theatrical release on June 12, 2015. Jada plans to develop highly-stylized radio control vehicles and collectable die cast for the movie as well as for the other films in the franchise, including Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.

Fast & Furious 7 is scheduled for theatrical release on April 3, 2015. Fast action and extremely customized vehicles are the inspiration for the products Jada Toys will produce for the unstoppable franchise built on speed. Jada will not only use their knowledge of producing high-quality radio control and die cast vehicles, but also will inject innovation to make the toys desirable for all ages.

For more information about products from Jada Toys, please visit

About Jurassic World

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

About Fast & Furious 7

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black.

They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product licensing, film, home entertainment and television promotions, and corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, television, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the company’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Jada Toys, Inc.

Jada Toys, Inc. is a privately held leading manufacturer of authentically licensed and highly stylized die-cast collectibles, radio control vehicles, and toys. Popular brands produced by Jada include Cutie Pops, Battle Machines, Lopro, Big Time Muscle, Just Trucks, Hero Patrol, Badge City Heat, and Big Time 4-Wheelin’. Jada has also acquired major toy licenses for top brands such as Robocop, Marvel Entertainment, Guitar Hero, Speed Racer, Halo, Disney and Hello Kitty. Jada Toys’ products can be found at major retailers and hobby stores worldwide. For more information about Jada Toys and all its innovative products, please visit

Monday, August 11, 2014

Oliver Sean to release Unplugged EP with all proceeds going towards Animal Welfare

An EP featuring an inimitable unplugged performance by MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee & Vh1 Top 10 Artist Oliver Sean, singing classic songs that have inspired generations, is scheduled to be released this December. What makes this EP special is that it is dedicated to Animal Welfare and all proceeds from sales of this EP will be doubled by the platinum selling Singer and will be utilized directly for animal welfare in Goa where stray animals are in desperate need of help.

"All proceeds from sales of this recording, not just profits - ALL SALES PROCEEDS, will be doubled by me personally and will be utilized for Animal Welfare, mainly focusing on the plight of stray animals in Goa who have absolutely no help after 5PM once the work day is over" says Singer/Songwriter Oliver Sean, "this is the shocking truth! Animals in distress are left to die by authorities and animal welfare groups!! NO ONE helps them aside from animal lovers in Goa who come out in the middle of the night to help Dogs, Cattle and any other animal that has been hit by a car or been in an accident".

The singer songwriter who is a passionate supporter of animal rights states that the good people of Goa help animals in distress all alone at night and have no one in the government or the NGO's who can help them help the animals at that time of day/night when the animal welfare groups have closed their offices for the day.

With this new EP, which will be mixed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, all proceeds from every CD/Digital Album that is sold will be doubled and utilised towards helping ANIMAL LOVERS HELP ANIMALS IN NEED.

Fans and supporters can pre order this CD as a minimum pledge on Indiegogo where this project is being funded

All who pre order will receive a specially packaged CD signed by Oliver Sean. These CDs will be specially packaged in DIGIPAK only for the Pre Order supporters.

Some of the bigger perks offered to fans who support this campaign includes names printed on the CD inlay cover, VIP and Backstage tickets for the 7th Annual Festival in Goa on 31st January 2015 to meet Oliver Sean, these special guests will be thanked live on stage by Oliver Sean during the concert. Fans who are the biggest pledgers will be able to invite Oliver Sean over to their home for a private 'House Concert'. And all contributions will be doubled by Oliver Sean personally and utilized for animals in need.

"Our hope with this project is the Animals finally having somebody to help them when there is no one there for them" says the Vh1 Top 10 Artist, "In a small way we will do what we can".


Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is a global entertainment company, part of the W.O.A Entertainment Group, that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Canadian ‘Short Film Fan’ Blog Site Launched

A new Canadian-based blog site dedicated to the art of Canadian short films is inviting all curious film buffs to visit shortfilmfan(dot)wordpress(dot)com. Updated weekly, the blog is a source of news, information and reviews of these films and the industry. The website was launched May 2014 by Mike Kulasza, a communications professional and admirer of this film format.

“In the last few years, Canadian short films have really piqued my curiosity,” said Kulasza. Many of these films are made by aspiring film makers on shoe-string budgets as film school assignments, and as a way to build their career portfolios. Film lengths are typically under thirty minutes, so the plots have to be carefully written to fit in this time frame. “I really admire the artistry and work that is put into producing these films. That’s why I decided to launch Short Film Fan on my Wordpress," stated Kulasza.

Visitors to the blog site will have a chance to view the actual films, as well as to comment on each post. To receive instant updates from, follow 'Short Film Fan' on Wordpress or Mike Kulasza on Twitter at @mkulasza.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Doll Face Animated Films. A Happily Ever After Film Production Company

Doll Face Animated Films. A Happily Ever After Film Production Company. KImberly Jesika creates Animated Cartoon Boutique. Doll Face Productions will help clients with screenplays, scripts, thirty and ninety minute Animated Series Production, Music Video Productions, Commercial Productions. Also under their umbrella of services they will provide casting, Indy Red Inclusion, IMBD Credit, coaching on how to create a show runner along with how to get your show picked up on Cable TV which will include guaranteed pick-up depending on project**, along with coaching on developing and expanding your ideas and brand.

About Kimberly

Kimberly is a Celebrity Publicist, Animated Film Producer & Graphic Novel Author. Kimberly works with Grammy Winners, Bill Board Winners, Actors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities. Kimberly has helped create, direct and produced Animated Films slated for TV and is currently working on a Disney style "Frozen" 3D Animated Series, slated for TV. Kimberly knows what it takes to stand out from the crowd, and become famous for the awesome things you do, by running her own PR firm as well as Honorable Celebrity Interviewing, which focuses on the awesome things, Celebrities do, instead of the negative gossipy hurtful trash.

Kimberly started her PR career back in 1996 In California. Kimberly has had clients on CNN TV NEWS, PEOPLE MAGAZINE, LA TIMES, NBC, ABC, CBS and CTV (CANADA'S VERSION OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA) and more. Up to but not limited to Red Carpets in Hollywood.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Local Filmmakers Bring Unique Urban Drama to the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

Hot, new, urban film Blood First has been selected to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, September 25-28th, 2014. The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival's objective is to educate, entertain and highlight the African American experience via independent films and documentaries that represent the African American journey. Blood First is the first feature film for Cleveland natives Najaa Young and Olufemi Young and former Cleveland resident Rasheed Jihad.

Blood First chronicles the lives of two brothers who haphazardly follow their father's footsteps into a dangerous life of crime and violence. When faced with serving lengthy prison sentences for their crimes one brother chooses to cooperate with the prosecution while the other does not, testing the meaning of loyalty, honor and blood. The film’s non-linear storytelling fluidly mixes the past with the present as audiences experience what events occurred in their lives to make these men who they are today. Blood First also boasts a powerful score by multiplatinum music producer Drumma Boy and original music by Project Pat, Big KRIT, Turk (of the Hot Boyz), 8 Ball and MJG.

Najaa Young, who has a MFA in Film Production from Florida State University and worked for many years locally in the Cleveland arts scene, says, "I'm thrilled to be bringing this project home to Cleveland! This film addresses the serious issues of crime, violence and imprisonment facing many communities in northeast Ohio and takes an unflinching look at manhood in the inner city. We hope our film can create a real dialogue around these issues and ultimately real solutions.”

Blood First has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and is distributed by eOne and NSUC Entertainment Group. To learn more about the film and to see the trailer visit: Passes are on sale now for the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival please visit: for more information!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Glasses 2 Movie Stills Released

360 Sound and Vision has released movie stills from it's latest upcoming film, The Glasses 2. Get a sneak peek at horror/scifi movie The Glasses 2 starring Mark Keaton, Jim Bligh, Nick Raio, and Kwame Smalls on The Glasses 2 Facebook page :

The Glasses 2 is about a pair of sunglasses that allows the wearer to see into the gory future.
Check out the the newly released movie stills of The Glasses 2 and begin to experience the horror and surprise of the not so distant future. You can also see The Glasses 2 movie stills on 360 Sound and Vision's Pinterest page The Glasses 2 is the sequel to the short movie The Glasses. 360 Sound and Vision is an independent motion picture company located in Tribeca, NY that makes innovative movies for innovative minds. 360 Sound and Vision was founded in 2005 and is known for it's original movies such as The Glasses, The Minority, and Cybornetics Urban Cyborg

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Meat Puppet Inks Worldwide Distribution Deal With TomCat Films Presented By Girls and Corpses


Valenti Vision Films, Silver Phoenix Entertainment in association with Keith Collins Media Inc., is thrilled to announce the award winning film "The Meat Puppet" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by TomCat Films.

STARRING: Keith Collins, Geri Reischl, Brandon Ruckdashel & Daniela Rivera

We have reviewed this film a while back when it premiered in NYC. This movie deserves 4 stars. It’s brilliantly written, the acting is superb and its shot in an eerie setting that gives you chills. Collins’ performance is flawless. He takes charge as the lead role (Andrew Shelton) bringing this character to life as the fullest extent of a psycho human being trying to fit in. His performance can possibly be compared to Linda Blair in the Exorcist or Anthony Perkins in the original Psycho. One not to miss, Collins will give you nightmares for a week. Geri Reischl who plays the misfit (Aunt Claire) is nothing short of perfection she brings her horrifying character to the screen and sends chills throughout your body. Brandon Ruckdashel (Detective Dave Benash) gives a stunning performance as he plays a full on cat and mouse game with Andrew Shelton. Watching the two characters unfold on the screen gives just the right amount of banter you’d want to see. Newcomer Daniela Rivera (Terri Costas) holds her own against the veteran actors. Her performances rise at times and she is one to keep your eye on. The chemistry between her and Collins on screen is impeccable as she falls deeper into his prey. We recommend this movie as a must see once it’s released you won’t be disappointed.

"The Meat Puppet" is looking to take a bite out of its competition around the globe now that TomCat Films is onboard as their distributor. TomCat Films is primarily known for its genre and mockbuster titles (Aliens vs Avatars, Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor, Agent Beetle) and is headed by sales and distribution veteran Ted Chalmers. "The Meat Puppet" has won 5 awards so far, including: Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Keith Collins) and Best NJ Feature. The film was produced entirely in New Jersey and features some of the final footage taken at Union Beach and Jakeabobs Restaurant and Bar, which were both devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Andrew "Drew" Shelton (Collins) appears to have it all… Looks. Money. Women. But behind that charming smile lies an unimaginable evil. An abusive childhood has turned him into an impulsive, delusional sociopath who has developed an insatiable appetite for beautiful women’s flesh. As the bodies pile up and a gung-ho detective (Ruckdashel) starts stalking him, Andrew descends deeper into madness. His obsession with one woman (Rivera) may be the only chance to stop him from serving up his next victim. Or will she fall prey and become the next main course?

Featuring: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Skeery Jones (Z-100), Chris Wilkes (SNL), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s "The Man Whose Arms Exploded"), Billy Sample (former NY Yankee), Geri Reischl (The Brady Bunch Variety Hour), Emilio Masella (Jersey Shore), Billy Garcia & Gervase Peterson (Survivor), John Fields (DJ Unique), Gary Garver (formerly of The Howard Stern Show), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), Darren Server (Atlas Shrugged), Erik Chopin (Winner of The Biggest Loser), Theresa Galeani (Cross The Line), Matthew Schultz (Singer/Songwriter), Jamie Kovac (Fury from American Gladiators) and April Hunter (WCW & TNA wresting).

Directed & Edited by: Joe Valenti Created by: Keith Collins
Produced by: Blaze Kelly Coyle, Keith Collins & Joe Valenti Written by: Joseph and Billy Pepitone Executive Produced by: Blaze Kelly Coyle & Joe Valenti

Details on the movie may be found at:
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ernie Reyes Jr. To Guest On The Jimmy Star Show Wednesday August 6th, 2014

Ernie Reyes Jr. will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell and Hollywood Vixen Deidra Sarego to discuss his new film "Ninja Apocalypse", his career, and the entertainment industries at large. The Jimmy Star Show is radio's coolest hit show, featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format.

Ernie Reyes, Jr. will be celebrating his 30th year as an actor and martial artist

in 2015. A California native, he began appearing in television and movies as a

child after a Hollywood agent spotted Ernie’s talent while performing on his

father’s martial arts demo team. Reyes Jr. quickly parlayed his skills and high

likeability factor into numerous TV and film appearances, including his own

television series, Sidekicks, for Walt Disney Studios.

starred on programs like Charmed, McGyver, and Highway to Heaven, and has appeared in dozens of movies as an actor, stuntman and fight scene choreographer. His film credits include The Last Dragon, Red Sonja, Surf Ninjas, Rush Hour 2, The Rundown, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Reyes is recognized worldwide for his role as Keno, the pizza delivery driver who fought alongside the turtles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of The Ooze. He was also the stunt double for Donatello, the purple turtle, in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Recent projects include guest starring as Jemadar Thapa, a Gurkha

warrior on the top-rated CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles (2013), and portraying the villainous Hiroshi in the upcoming martial arts fantasy film Ninja Apocalypse, due out August 5, 2014.

The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Ernie Reyes Jr. and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with him about his career and the entertainment industries at large.. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, Cool Man about Town Ron Russell, and Hollywood Vixen Deidra Sarego as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!

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