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Page 4 of Movies and Filmmaking News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Epic Image Entertainment’s mini-movie, Epic Evil Laugh participating in Sprint EPIC Contest

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epic Image Entertainment’s announced today that their mini-movie, ‘Epic Evil Laugh,. is participating in the Sprint EPIC Contest. Until Nov. 15, the public has the opportunity to vote once per day for Epic Evil Laugh at epicevillaugh.com.

Film Buffs Get Ready for 22nd Pan African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmakers, producers, distributors and fans will gather in Ouagadougou for the 22nd Pan African Film and Television festival, February 26 – March 5, 2011. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc.

‘COLIN’ the $75 Zombie Horror Sensation, makes its North American Premiere at the 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Walking Shadows LLC announces that the surprise hit of the Cannes Film Festival, ‘COLIN,’ a British zombie movie, which cost just $75 (GBP 45) to make, will make its North American Premiere at the 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, September 23, 2010 – before moving to theaters nationwide in September and October.

Taylor Wilshire to Receive Prestigious Award at Executive Business Conference

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CEO Taylor Wilshire has been honored with the Women Executives in Business (WEIB) most prestigious award for outstanding achievement in business, the organization announced at the WEIB international conference, held in New York, New York. The award honors the highest standard of excellence in business.

LightRow Pictures Release Action, Drama, Crime Feature Film RULES on DVD

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor, stuntman and filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia with LightRow Pictures has launched – before hitting the market in March 2010 – the pre-order Special Limited Edition Collector’s DVD of his controversial feature film in the action / thriller / horror genre titled RULES. The film is inspired by a true story, based on a night life style in the biggest cities of the world.

Super Bowl Champ’s Controversial Film about NFL Player Injuries Hits Theaters November 20th

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three-time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries to hit theaters November 20th, 2009. Beverly Hills based Walking Shadows LLC has announced the theatrical release of ‘BLOOD EQUITY,’ Super Bowl Champ Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries: an expose of the dark side of the NFL, America’s Biggest Blood Sport.

Former Corporate Whistleblower Mark Whitacre says ‘The Informant’ Movie is Only Part of the Story

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Mark Whitacre, COO of Cypress Systems, Inc., prepares to walk the red carpet on September 15 during the premiere of ‘The Informant,’ he has something to say: he is NOT the same man who blew the whistle on his employer in the early 1990’s, putting him in the spotlight of one of the largest price-fixing schemes in corporate history and ultimately landing him in federal prison for over eight years.

World Champion Surfer, Kelly Slater, Concludes Principal Photography for Ultimate Wave Tahiti

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and his big wave companion, Raimana Van Bastolaer, have completed principal photography for Ultimate Wave Tahiti, the first 3D IMAX(R) and giant screen theater film to use extreme surfing to focus on the science of waves, according to its executive producer, K2 Communications, Inc. The film, scheduled for worldwide release next February, was primarily shot in the big wave environment known to watermen around the world as Teahupoo.

Snow White Contemplates Suicide – Filmmaker set to take Snow White to the Dark Side

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.

New Award-Winning Documentary on Terri Schiavo will be Featured at the National Right to Life Convention

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) will have a special screening of the new documentary, ‘The Terri Schiavo Story’ (Franklin Springs Family Media), at their national convention in June. Additionally, National Right to Life will be endorsing the film in their April edition of the National Right to Life News which is sent out to nearly 400,000 subscribers.

Indy Film Comes to Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doesn’t everything weird happen in Florida? In this case, White Lotus Film’s new indy movie starring Luke Flynn, (Errol Flynn’s grandson – looks and all!) and actress Rachel Warner both star in the movie: ‘The Name is Rogells (Rug-gells).’ Widescreen 2009…This film possibly the next ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ minus the wedding!

Leading Urban Fashion Retailer, Jimmy Jazz Launches Promotion for Notorious B.I.G. Biopic, Notorious

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban fashion retailer, has recently announced a special promotion for the January 16th theatrical release of Notorious, a biopic about the late Notorious B.I.G. ‘Involving our chain of Jimmy Jazz stores for the promotion of Notorious is the best possible way to start 2009,’ stated Jimmy Jazz Founder, Jimmy Khezrie. To celebrate the release of the film, all 60 Jimmy Jazz stores will include in-store signage promoting a grand prize giveaway.

Feature Film: Action Thriller Horror, ‘RULES’ by Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Italian-born filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia with ZASH Productions has just completed producing and directing his first feature film, an action / thriller / horror project titled, ‘Rules’ inspired by a true story. Zak is an award winning actor, world martial arts champion and fitness expert with several successful exercise videos on the market. Zak was also inspired and motivated by the WGA strike and the threat of SAG strike.

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Promoted at Cypress Systems, Inc. and a Warner Bros. Movie to be Filmed About Him

FRESNO, Calif., March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cypress Systems, Inc., a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has promoted Mark E. Whitacre, Ph.D. to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Operations. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team in December 2006 as President of Technology and Business Development for the new east coast office.

Premiere of ’14 Degrees – A Paranormal Documentary’

REVERE, Mass. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 17th, 7:00 p.m. at Showcase Cinemas in Revere, New Gravity Media will release their latest production ’14 Degrees – A Paranormal Documentary.’ Hosted by Mark Veau (Oldies 98.9 WORC), the film touches base with some of the most respected names in paranormal research.

Film Florida at IFP Market in New York to Tout Filming in Sunshine State

MIAMI, Fla. – Sept. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Florida continues to attract independent filmmakers to the state, Film Florida will be at the IFP Market in New York to tout filming in the state. To celebrate independent filmmakers at the IFP conference, Film Florida is also hosting its annual Florida Wasabi on Tuesday, September 18 at Jellado.

MEDIA COVERAGE REQUESTED: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks present the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Film

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA INVITED – MOVIE PREMIERE: A Jackie Chan Production and Stanley Tong Film Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth.’ Red carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan’s The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language version action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors.

Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth.’ The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat.

The 5th Annual Bronx Independent Film Festival opens June 29, 2007

BRONX, N.Y. – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bronx Stage & Film Company presents Part 1 of the 5th Bronx Independent Film Festival Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 8:00 pm in the 500-seat Lovinger Theatre on the Lehman College Campus. The honorable Earl Brown, Deputy Bronx Borough President will help open the two day festival featuring twenty one films from around the world.

Entertainment Industry Launch in Times Square

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Entertainment Industry Expo (EIE) was launched in New York today by Producers Zach Lezberg and Brian Blattman, and presented with Hollywood and internationally acclaimed celebrity Actress / Director / Producer Anna Wilding, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film and Television, The Independent Feature Project (IFP).

TechGenii, Inc. Provides Mobile Alerts and Festival Voting for the Eerie Horror Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, today announced that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.

Anna Wilding Receives Thanks for Humanitarian Efforts on Lord of the Rings from New Line

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mar. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Anna Wilding, Mark Ordesky acknowledged and thanked Ms. Wilding for her substantial contribution to the Lord of the Rings movies, in a conversation through New Line’s Legal Affairs to Wilding’s attorneys at the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams. & Sheppard, in New York. Ms. Wilding has been left grappling with many security concerns since the movies, which has had a significant impact on her career. For the first time Ms. Wilding speaks publicly.

Former Child Actor’s Inspirational Film Gets Star Cast and Distribution

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Lord Help Us’ is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played ‘Dudley,’ Gary Coleman’s best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980’s show ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

Top Music Producers Share Trade Secrets at NARIP’s ‘Producing Hit Songs’ Series

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — How is great music created and produced? What do top music producers look for in an artist? How do you find, develop and keep artist clients? And how do producers handle challenges such as creative control? The answers can be found at the PRODUCING HIT SONG 5-part series, sponsored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, to launch on February 16th in Hollywood with special guests Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas AKA The Underdogs.

A&R Select to Sponsor Film Music Event at Sundance Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, has announced it will be a participant in America’s leading independent film festival. A&R Select will sponsor an event highlighting ‘Music for Films’ at the Sundance Film Festival.

Invisible Hand Productions Announces New Documentary Guilty of Innocence: What’s Said Behind Your Back Can Kill You

TROY, Mich. – Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Invisible Hand Productions today began pre-production of the feature film ‘Guilty of Innocence,’ a documentary on the failings of the U.S. legal system. The independent film, to be completed in 1Q 2008, will be shot on location in Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, with a budget not to exceed $200k. Principal photography will commence in December of 2006.

HD Film Festival Schedule Released for HDFEST Los Angeles – Last Stop on the HDFEST 2006 World Tour

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The schedule was released today for HDFEST’s Los Angeles event which will be staged at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank. This December event is the final stop on the HDFEST 2006 World Tour, which also included HD Festival events this year in Seoul, New York, Finland, and London. HDFEST Los Angeles will include screenings of high-definition movies, panels on HD moviemaking and digital cinema, festival parties and the HDFEST 2006 Deffie Award Ceremony.

Film Buffs Get Ready for 20th Pan African Film and Television Festival – FESPACO

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmakers, producers, distributors, and fans will gather in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso for the 20th Pan African Film and Television festival, February 24 – March 3, 2007. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air France.

Epic Level Adventure Awaits Fantasy Producer in Hollywood

STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Frank Rosenblum has exited Lighthouse Productions after fifteen years as a Producer to become a partner at Epic Level Entertainment. While at Lighthouse, Rosenblum produced the series Trailer Park for the Sci-Fi Channel. He also produced several films, pilots and shorts for Matt Stone and Trey Parker in addition to writing and producing documentaries for The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel. Previously he had written and appeared in such television shows as Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Star Trek: The Next Generation. At Epic Level, Rosenblum will focus on production of features Dragonlance and The Gamers with partner Cindi Rice

Uwe Boll to Literally Fight His Critics – GoldenPalace Sponsors Filmmaker’s Revenge

VANCOUVER, BC – Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenPalace.com is proud to present Raging Boll. Uwe Boll, the German filmmaker best known for several video game based films like ‘Alone in the Dark,’ ‘House of the Dead,’ ‘BloodRayne,’ & ‘In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,’ is considered by many critics to be one of the world’s worst filmmakers. His movies, however, have made him more money than his critics will earn in several lifetimes.

Vandahl Sponsors ASU Film Internship Program for Universal Studios’ ‘The Kingdom’

PHOENIX AZ – Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Peter VanWolvelaerd of VanDahl Associates, a service disabled veteran owned film and video company, has helped sponsor an ASU film intern program with the upcoming Universal Studios thriller ‘The Kingdom.’ The film is directed by Peter Berg and stars Jamie Foxx. The plot involves a team of US counterterrorism agents on a mission to track down ‘evil doers’ in an Arab country.

Britney Birth Sculptor’s Severed Head ‘Obsession’ Featured – A New Haven Film Fest Screens Documentary About Local Artist

HARTFORD, CT – May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Britney Spears’s pregnancy confirmation comes this week when filmmaker A. D. Calvo and controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards begin development on a short film about the making of Edwards’s next sculpture of Ms. Spears giving birth. Calvo and Edwards are scheduled to talk briefly about their project following the screening of Calvo’s quirky short documentary, THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS. The film, selected by the New Haven Underground Film Festival, features a behind-the-scenes look at Edwards’s Ted Williams Death Mask and will be shown this Saturday at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Beyond Belief Media Launches Preemptive Strike on Easter

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Declaring War on Easter, Beyond Belief Media has launched a preemptive attack on the Christian holiday, the company announced today. ‘Operation Easter Sanity’ has already begun. Using its documentary ‘The God Who Wasn’t There’ as the chief weapon, Beyond Belief Media is covertly planting DVDs of the film in churches throughout the United States.

Nude Britney Spears Sculptor ‘Exposed’ in Documentary

NEW HAVEN, CT – Mar. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — News of Daniel Edwards’ nude sculpture of Britney Spears coincides with Goodnight Film’s release of a quirky short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the ‘death mask’ of Ted Williams’ cryogenically preserved head. The film, titled THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS, features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work.

Laguna Beach Film & Video Company Enhances Orange County’s ‘Hollywood South’ Reputation

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When winners of the 26th Annual Telly Awards were recently announced in New York City, no one was more surprised than Orange County producer-director Robert Cassard. Cassard, whose production company, Edge Films, has operated in Laguna Beach since 1997, entered the national competition on a whim. He never dreamed that all six of his company’s entries would garner Telly Awards.

The $250 Million Dollar Man – Film Maker Turns Popular Video Games into Movies on the Big Screen

SEATTLE, Wash. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmaker, director, and fundraising extraordinaire Uwe Boll is Hollywood’s best kept secret. While major directors like Mel Gibson and Steven Spielberg get the glory Boll is quietly making profitable movies has raised over $200 million dollars.

Chicago Cubs Film Selling Naming Rights on eBay

HOHOKAM PARK – MESA, Ariz. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago Cubs Spring Training Public Address Announcer, former FOX TV Editor, and Cubs documentary filmmaker Tim Sheridan is auctioning the Naming Rights on eBay for his film ‘The Boys of Spring.’ The starting bid is $80,000, with the auction closing on April 17th. The eBay Item number is 7506804740 and is listed as, Chicago Cubs Documentary Naming Rights in the Everything Else: Weird Stuff: Slightly Unusual category.