Hollywood Business News

News from Hollywood, California (CA) USA – Hollywood business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion Media Group as Strategic Advisor

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Exiting his role as Prime Focus Technologies President after completing his earn out and roll-out of the company’s award-winning DAX Platform, Patrick Macdonald-King has agreed to join the Advisory Board of film and tech finance firm Hyperion Media Group to help create a fund focused on content, and the intersection of content and technology.

Determined Actor Steve Comisar Attempts Comeback After Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is best known for being the only Hollywood actor who is also a famous fraudster. While in prison Comisar skyrocketed to social media fame by acquiring close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube views.

Convicted Actor Steve Comisar Nears One Million Twitter Followers While in Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is living proof that nothing is impossible. With close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube video views, Comisar has become a highly respected social media celebrity. This is because Steve Comisar is the only Hollywood actor that is also a famous con man.

Art-In-Relation pairs two unknown works of musical theater art, ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’ in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of “The Wild Party.” a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley’s tale with a musical twist, “Frankenstein, A New Musical.”

Actor, Stuntman and Fitness Entrepreneur scores role in ‘LIVE BY NIGHT’ by Ben Affleck and Launches X3S Bench

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on ‘Live by Night’ – the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros. Affleck is also producing along with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Imprisoned Actor Steve Comisar Joins the Ranks of Hollywood’s Social Media Superstars

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15 year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar’s half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Asks President Obama for an Early Release

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in dozens of movies, television shows, and commercials. He is also serving a federal prison sentence for fraud. Through the President’s clemency power, a sentence can be commuted and a prisoner can be released with the stroke of a pen.

Actor, Stuntman and Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia Launches Kickstarter for Martial Arts Action Feature KALM at Comic-Con

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures, and Paul Lupi, Producer of Lupi Pictures, enter production of the feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled ‘KALM.’ Principal photography partially funding being raised on Kickstarter. The project will debut at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 (SDCC).

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Travis Simmons

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Travis Simmons’ newest comedy CD, ‘The Truth Hurts.’ Simmons’ brilliant observations, amazing impressions, and astute political commentary are as compelling and authentic as they are hilarious. ‘The Truth Hurts’ was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Simmons’ first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Brett Riley

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Brett Riley’s first comedy CD, ‘I’m An Idiot.’ Riley’s signature impersonations, witty observations, and colorful stories incite bouts of laughter from the start. ‘I’m An Idiot’ was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Riley’s first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio Raises the Libido for Valentine’s Day with ‘Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples’

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine’s Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

Aeriform Arts Celebrates Three Year Anniversary with ‘The Elements’ Student Showcase and Party

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It has been three years since busy television executive Lea Walker decided to moonlight as an aerial fitness studio owner. Her Aeriform Arts center has since literally taken off, with hundreds of students testing the conditioning feats of aerial hammocks, lyra, aerial yoga, hanging silks and pole dance.

Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall, Almost – Digital Underground Releases ‘Berlin Wall’ Footage from New Documentary

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary ‘D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,’ which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J’s encounter in Berlin.

Round #1 LAMN Jam Music Contest Winners Announced: Sad Robot, and Hewan

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Los Angeles Music Network is pleased to announce the winning artists of Round #1 of its Rock / Pop and Urban / R&B / Hip Hop music contests: Sad Robot and Hewan, respectively.

Send2Press to Sponsor Los Angeles Music Network’s 2014 LAMN Jam Music Contests

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is delighted to announce a new sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests (‘LAMN Jams’) happening this spring in Los Angeles. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.

Selfies and Ellen, Farewell to Arms

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and TORONTO, Ont., Canada, March 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ellen DeGeneres was sent a selfie machine two years ago, she could have made history with it. The Quik Pod, from Fromm Works, Inc., the ‘ultimate selfie machine’ as described by the inventor, is an extendable smartphone holder with a built in selfie mirror.

The Harman Press Acquires Fox Printing – Legacy North Hollywood Printers Consolidate Union Printing Operations

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Continuing the expansion of its commercial printing business, and the consolidation of union printers in the Los Angeles area, The Harman Press has acquired Fox Printing and its staff, effective February 10, 2014. Both companies are family owned and members of Teamsters Local 572.

Actor Stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia scores a role in ‘WASTED’ written and produced by brothers Paul and Daniel Lupi

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zak Lee Guarnaccia Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled ‘Kalm.’ In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production ‘WASTED,’ written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi (‘Lincoln,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘Boogie Nights’).

Aeriform Arts Studio is Home to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant and Aerial Star Antonio Martinez

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As busy studio owner Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of her dance and fitness center, Aeriform Arts, housing a community of top aerial instructors, one teacher has emerged as a real star. Antonio Martinez is giving the world a sneak peak at what Aeriform Arts’ students have experienced first hand, his the amazing aerial alchemy.

Children’s Entertainment Network: A New Web Show for Kids

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There’s a new kid on the block – Children’s Entertainment Network (CEN) – produced and directed by Mark Rowley. This new web series launched in mid January 2013, and airs on CENkids.com.

Members of the Hollywood Community and Military Charity Arrive in Washington, D.C. to Receive Congressional Commendations

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Congressional and Political dignitaries welcomed members of the upcoming motion picture ‘American Identity’ and representatives of the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) to Washington D.C. to be recognized through special events, including receiving Congressional Commendations.

‘USC Dropout’ Debuts at Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theater

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moky Huynh announced this week that he will perform a 75-minute solo show – ‘USC Dropout’ – on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

DAX’s Macdonald-King on Film and TV Digital Workflow Future keynotes Cloud Computing Conference @NAB 2013

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO/President of DAX, LLC (formerly Sample Digital), the leading provider of cloud workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference, a feature of this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.

International Chanteuse brings ‘THE LORD’S LOVER’ A Spiritual Sexpose to Hollywood’s Los Globos Cabaret Theater

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, ‘THE LORD’S LOVER’ breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage with cabaret, performance art, live music, dramatic theater, exotic dance, and cutting edge video imagery. The intricacies of human sexuality and controversial themes of desire and free will are explored and celebrated.

Britain a ‘Musical Goldmine’ for Top American Ad Agency Execs in Search of New Music

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and LONDON, U.K., Feb. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP.com) president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.

Sample Digital Taps Chris Chen as CTO

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications for Film and TV production, has appointed Chris Chen as Chief Technology Officer.

dax Certification Session Packs House with Key Film and TV Industry Personnel

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A total of 76 film and TV production personnel from key Hollywood unions and guilds received official certification as qualified users of Sample Digital’s dax platform, the industry’s leading digital production workflow and media management application, during a course conducted January 28 at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

NARIP ‘Hollywood to London Music Delegation’ for Culture, Commerce and IP Protection

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and LONDON, UK, Nov. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Record Industry Professionals (www.NARIP.com) president Tess Taylor leads a music delegation from Hollywood to London this week for meetings to protect intellectual property, preserve creativity, and create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.

Sample Digital secures $1.9MM financing with Collateral Guaranty

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications for film and TV, has announced a $1.9MM financing with Collateral Guaranty, the Nashville-based venture banking firm.

Sheena Metal Hosts a Weekly Music Showcase at The Other Door in NoHo

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bands and fans will have an exciting new opportunity for music, merriment and much more as Sheena Metal hosts ‘Carnyville: An Industry Showcase at The Other Door’ every Thursday evening. Located in the NoHo Arts District, the premiere event will take place September 8, 2011.

Mobile iPad App from Sample Digital Connects Hollywood Production

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications, is introducing dax|Mobile with iDailies, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPad. The new iPad app available on the iTunes App Store is an innovative collaborative workflow tool for professional film/TV production, post-production and marketing creatives and executives who require working access 24/7 to in-progress content.

A&I Photographic Names Khodr Cherri to Head Fine Art Department

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A&I Photographic and Digital has appointed Khodr Cherri as Director of its Fine Art Department. The move comes as the 30-year old company expands its services to cutting-edge forms of high end digital imaging while continuing its dedication to traditional photographic arts.

Producers RSVP ‘The Beat Hotel’ for Big Screen

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Beat Hotel,’ the non-fiction book by Barry Miles (ISBN: 978-1903809587, Grove, 2000), about American Beat Era icons creating groundbreaking art, literature and lifestyles in a legendary hotel in Paris, 1957-1963, has been optioned by producer Pamela Dickerson for development as a narrative feature film. Pamela has teamed with Rex Weiner, a journalist and playwright, to co-produce and develop the property.

Julia Dean Photo Workshops Opens New Hollywood Center

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW), the West Coast’s largest non-degree based school of photography, will mark the opening of its new headquarters in the heart of Hollywood’s Media District on March 26, 2011.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board’s On-The-Job Training Program Relieves Welfare Rolls

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Through government and business partnerships in San Bernardino County, training programs are helping reduce the number of people on welfare, develop their skills and stimulate businesses growth in spite of a tough economy. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors knows that assisting businesses during these tough times is the key to our local economic recovery and uses funding received through the Workforce Investment Act to provide this assistance.

Jeff Sheng In-Person Signings for AandI Books’ – ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Jeff Sheng will be signing copies of his ground-breaking book ‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL: Volume 1’ (ISBN-13: 978-0-9844474-1-1) this month at two events sponsored by A&I Books. Hennesey and Ingalls, Hollywood Store on Sept. 25; and West Hollywood Book Fair, Sept. 26.

AandI Books and West Hollywood Book Fair Open New Chapter for Photo Books

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A&I Books is proud to announce its sponsorship and first-time participation in the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair, Sunday, September 26, 2010. A division of A&I Photographic and Digital, A&I Books is a leading printer and publisher of photography books.

‘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.

Sample Digital Appoints Michael J. Lam VP

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sample Digital has announced that Michael J. Lam has come aboard as VP, Account Development. Previously President of ClearStory Systems, the media asset management company, Lam has long experience in the technology field, with a focus on business systems. He is based in New York and will be working closely with the company’s West Coast headquarters.

Slip N’ Toss Innovative Disposable Footwear Launched at NBC/Universal Studios Oscar Weekend Bash

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founder and inventor Yadi Moth launched her new product, Slip N’ Toss – disposable biodegradable sandals made for barefeet protection – at a star-studded bash held at NBC / Universal Studios over the Oscar(R) weekend, creating a new kind of Oscar fashion. Convenient, disposable, 100 percent biodegradable, Slip N’ Toss is designed for all shoe emergencies. This healthy footwear innovation can be a preventative measure for walking barefoot.