Saturday, September 30, 2017

2017 Atlantic City Cinefest to Showcase Dozens of Films


            The 10th annual Atlantic City Cinefest will present more than 75 feature, short and documentary films, Oct. 13 to 15 2017. The film festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and more, many from New Jersey filmmakers.
            To celebrate this milestone, we will bring back some of the honorees of the past. Scott Rosenfelt, producer of classics like “Home Alone,” “Mystic Pizza” and “Teen Wolf,” returns. “I’m very, very excited to come back this year and I look forward to seeing everybody at the festival,” he says.
Last year’s honoree, award-winning Blanche Baker, will be back with a film she wrote and directed, a short called “Streetwrite,” about the art of political graffiti.Cinefest is one of my favorite film festivals,” she says. “It has a great vibe, engaging panel discussions and world class films! A wonderful experience.”
Another honoree from last year, Philadelphia native, Scott L. Schwartz adds “This festival is a great platform for filmmakers who want to be seen.”
And Peter Dobson returns yet again with another film, “Dirty Dead Con Men,” a testament to his belief in the festival. “Without question, the AC Cinefest is one the most important and well run festivals in the country.”
            As with last year, films will be screened in the resort's Arts District at Dante Hall Theater and the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, both on Mississippi Avenue.
            The festival will feature perennial festival filmmakers, many regional: Keith Vaile, Pat Kazanjian, Keith Collins, Sebastian Foxworth, Jack Skyyler, C.J. Cullen, Antoine Allen, Mark Clauberg, Maurice Paramore, Larry Rosen and others. Look for a selection of local films from students of the famed Weist-Barron-Ryan casting agency and acting school. We will also screen a block of films dealing with mental health issues.
            The schedule should be available later in September.  Tickets are $40 for a Weekend Pass; $25 for a day pass and $5 for a single block of films. Tickets are available through Stockton University at and at the door. For more information on the festival, visit

The Atlantic City Cinefest celebrates the art form of independent moviemaking. The festival has hosted Kevin Smith, Terry Winter, Robert Downey, Sr., Blanche Baker, Scott Rosenfelt, William Forsythe, Dominique Swain and Brian O'Halloran during the first eight years. Presented by Downbeach Film Festival, the Cinefest shows movies at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue and the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue. Both venues are managed by Stockton University.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Documentary on East Tennessee State University Basketball Team Coming to Theaters in February 2018

From 1989 to 1992, the men's basketball team at East Tennessee State University won four straight Southern Conference championship titles. The team was one of the most prominent college basketball programs in the south at the time. The team even came within one point of being the first sixteenth seed at the NCAA tournament to win a game. The team was known for being the pride of Johnson City, Tennessee and continues to be revered by fans.

Prime Time Marketing, Small Town Productions and former star player Keith "Mister" Jennings are teaming up to create a documentary about this great time in ETSU basketball history. The new documentary is entitled 4EVER and is expected to be released in February 2018.

The film is about the great efforts that the team put in and the dreams and hopes that they all held. This includes a look at what the team did and how well they got together plus points on how the members of the teams went forward after their basketball careers and made a difference in the lives of many.

The main point of the story is that the many members of the team agreed to remain brothers forever. They wanted to be friends for life and to have each other's back no matter what would happen. It is this great relationship between each of the players on the team that helped contribute to the great attitude and effort that they held over the years.

The film will delve into detail about many iconic moments in the team's history including its famous victory over Arizona in the NCAA tournament. The stories of how the players have managed to keep their bond nearly twenty years after their heyday are especially important to as relate to the great friendships and attitudes that the team members brought with them and continue to hold to this day.

Additional information on the upcoming documentary can be found online at Prime Time Marketing can also be contacted at for added information on the production and when it will be made available plus which theaters will be showing the movie.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE wins Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Award for Narrative Feature: Comedy

Award-winning Gregory Blair's horror/comedy GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE picks up another win: this time in the Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards Festival. The film has been honored with an award for "Narrative Feature: Comedy". This makes the fifth award earned by the film to date.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of a festival so lovingly devoted to the smaller, independent filmmaking community," Blair said. "So much of the business is obsessed with numbers—the bigger the better; it's nice to have an event that celebrates humbler—and often more heartfelt—cinematic achievements."

The Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards Festival makes its inaugural debut as an IMDb qualifying event this year with red carpet screenings, filmmaker Q&A's and more.  The festival's mission is to showcase small, independent films; their website proudly states "We are dedicated to finding those 'hidden gems'".

GARDEN PARTY MASSCARE, Blair's follow-up to his much-lauded DEADLY REVISIONS, is a fast-paced, wacky spoof in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. The fun begins when a friendly backyard gathering goes hilariously awry as an unexpected guest arrives. With a pickaxe. And an attitude. It's a screwball brew of murder, mirth and mayhem that critics have hailed "Hilarious!", "Brilliant!" and "A Comedic Romp!" (Search My Trash FilmsiteThe Movie Sleuth and Geek Nerdery, respectively).

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE has already won two Los Angeles Academy of Film Awards for "Outstanding Horror/Comedy Feature" and "Outstanding Ensemble" as well as "Best Comedy" from the Artists and Aliens Film Festival and "Best Film" from the Lucky Strike Film Festival. It is also nominated for a whopping seven awards in the upcoming FANtastic Horror Film Festival, including "Best Feature" and "Best Comedy".

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE is a PIX/SEE Productions film starring Andy Gates ("Grimm"), Nichole Bagby ("On The Rocks"), Lise Hart ("Deadly Revisions"), Gregory Blair ("Love That Girl"), Dawna Lee Heising ("Samurai Cop2: Deadly Vengeance"), Matt Weinglass ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!") and David Leeper.


The official trailer is here:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Celebrating 5 Years of Rahway International Film Festival

The Rahway International Film Festival (RIFF), presented by Big Dreams & Silver Screens, will open its fifth annual celebration on Friday, September 22, 2017.  The weekend of short and feature films, seminars, and discussion panels will begin at 6:30 pm with a Gala Cocktail Hour at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ. Actors Daniel Dexter, Jr. and Zayna Allen will be gracing the red carpet as the evening’s Red Carpet Correspondents, interviewing attending filmmakers and guests as they arrive.
The night’s film presentations will follow at 8:00 pm. The Opening Night Feature Film, “Life Hack,” is a humorous and cautionary tale about privacy and cyber threats in the digital age. The ensemble comedy, written and directed by Sloan Copeland, has won numerous awards including best screenplay (Brooklyn Film Festival), best film (DefCon 2017), and best story (Long Island International Film Expo). The feature will be preceded by the short film "Helping Hands," a mockumentary about the life of a film Production Assistant, written and directed by Mike Jacobson.  
Following the film screenings, there will be a Filmmakers Q&A moderated by Mahogany Reynolds, actress and founder of Just Be You Performing Arts. Filmmakers in attendance will include Sloan Copeland and Jessica Copeland, writer/director and producer/actress of “Life Hack,” and Mike Jacobson, Justin Guerrieri, and Merritt Reid, writer/director, producer, and producer/actor of “Helping Hands.”
An Opening Night After Party will be held at 10:30pm at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro, located one block from the James Ward Mansion.  The After Party will include complimentary appetizers and live musical performances by music duo, The Constant. Access to the after party is included in the Opening Night ticket price and is exclusive to RIFF attendees.
RIFF is currently offering a 10% discount for Gala Tickets using code RIFF51709 on EventBrite.
Previous articles had mentioned that Gala tickets were advance sale only.  Tickets will now be made available at the door as long as supplies last.
For the full weekend schedule, synopses and trailers for each film, and ticket information, please visit

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Glass House Distribution Gearing Up For Sweet Release With “Sugar!”

Rising indie sales company Glass House Distribution has set September 12th as the launch of festival audience fav “Sugar!”, starring multi-hyphenate musician, actress and Broadway regular Alice Ripley and the long-tenured acting veteran Robert Clohessy (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Directed & edited by Shari Berman and written by Leora Kalish, the movie showcases the singing & acting talents of Tony Award Winner Ripley as a housewife and 50+ year old piano teacher who decides to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a rock star, much to the chagrin of her husband (SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy) who’s running for political office and her daughter (upcomer Leah Barker) who’s about to embark for college.

Produced by Robert Kalish, Blaze Kelly Coyle and Lauren Rayner P.G.A., the movie has been making the festival circuit and has already picked up a dozen accolades along the way.

"We're all meant to dream. And it means the world to me to have a story I dreamt up and eventually wrote on its way to distribution with Glass House”, said Kalish.  In addition to Glass House Distribution, Sugar Film LLC and Silver Phoenix Entertainment round out the company credits on the production.

“Sugar is a really moving film about the results of following your dreams, and it’s inspiring to know that dreams really have no age limits,” said Tom Malloy, President of Glass House Distribution. 

About Glass House Distribution

Glass House Distribution is an international sales & distribution company specializing in independent feature films, documentaries and series. Since the company’s founding less than two years ago, Glass House has grown steadily through sales & acquisitions at the markets, and has a robust slate and a prominent office secured for AFM 2017.  Most recently, Glass House’s original series Dropping the Soap received an Emmy Nomination for star Jane Lynch for Best Actress. With its simple guiding motto of “Full Transparency,” (hence the “Glass House”), as well as a high bar for quality fare, Glass House is on a course to be one of the future leading sales companies and has already generated buzz as one of the upcoming sales agencies. The Glass House team is comprised of Founder Bryan Glass and President Tom Malloy in NY, and Sales & Acquisition Executives Michelle Alexandria and Robert Deege in LA.

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Hard Times" At The 17th Annual Kings & Cowboys

Macho, Macho Birthday Men! - "The Seventeen Gun Salute" 

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Multi-platinum recording artist and American Music Award winner, Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones and Multi Award Winning Actor Keith Collins Birthday Celebration. With the celebration of Jones's Billboard Chart Hit "HARD TIMES" With Its Official Video World-wide Premiere & Release. 

Yes folks this is happening Friday night at trendy NYC hotspot Beautique Lounge. Now we have much to say about this velvet roped affair, if you haven't been to one of these kings and cowboys events you better fasten your seatbelt. To call this the "it" party is an understatement. Jones is turning 65, releasing his new risqué video titled "Hard Times" Collins' movie "The Evangelist" has been released by Sony Pictures, in the past mini Kiss has jumped on stage, puppets have made their way, bunnies have graced the dance floor and even a wedding party has come through (William Grega & Jones). Cake has been splattered, sparklers are flowing and even a few times the Naked Cowboy himself has sang. 

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Friday night we expect nothing less as this event never disappoints. Those who are able to make it through the tight guest list will experience nightlife impresario Barry Mullineaux's beautique lounge transformed with balloons, naked cowboys and bevy of invited A-listers vibing to jones's music. Word on the street invited guests include; Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Janice Dickinson, Robert Clohessy, Mario Cantone, Billy Sample. Hard Times? Other for those not invited, I think not...

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See you at the PARTY!