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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Family Friendly Films, LLC announces that the popular e-book, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo: An Urban Fairy Tale," has entered into movie production stage after making its presence known online. Based on a popular children's poem, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo" was so successful as an e-book that it is now being made into a computer-generated illustration (CGI) short animated movie.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Alba dazzled her fans in over $170,000 of Whiteflash diamond jewelry last week at the premiere of her highly anticipated romantic comedy, "Good Luck Chuck." The young actress, well-known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City and two Fantastic Four blockbusters, is one of Hollywood's hottest stars.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Planet One Holdings dba Penthouse Swimwear by Diva Bikinis announced today that the International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Program officially launches at "Ritual" in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2007. It has also been confirmed that another L.A. club known for its influential "A list" of attendees, Vice Hollywood will be hosting the L.A. National VIP Launch Contestant Party.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- International Productions, a Los Angeles based company, today announced that baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will perform one live concert on the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, Hvorostovsky will perform Russian romances and arias.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Limelight Networks to allow users to stream and download songs and videos at lightning speeds. Using their reliable network to distribute content globally, music fans will enjoy a high-quality rich media experience.
Provocative Novel, America Libre, Acquired by Grand Central Publishing – Author to Appear at Southern California Writers Conference
IRVINE, Calif. -- Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez has been invited by the Southern California Writers Conference to speak and host a workshop on his journey from self-published author to acquisition by a major publisher. The conference will be held in Irvine, California September 28-30. A book signing for the current edition of America Libre will be held on October 9th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Libreria Martinez.
VENICE, Calif. -- The Abbot Kinney District Association (AKDA) announces the 23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Street Festival will take place on September 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The family-friendly festival, held between Main Street and Venice Boulevard on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a Youth and Family Court, three musical stages, a "Green Living Tent," three food courts and a beer garden. Admission is free.
Globalization of Online Record Company Continues with Launch of BETA Records UK – Indie Music Artists and Fans Invited to Join
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England -- BETA Records, the online record company, officially launched BETA Records UK on September 1, opening a London office and a portal for music lovers and artists of every style. Following the success of BETA Records in the USA, Germany and Mexico, company founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are moving forward with creation of an interconnected online community.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album "Crazed + Dazed" by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air "set" and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Otane, Inc. has launched a new service for martial artists and MMA fans called BudoTV.com. The video sharing site allows users to upload their videos for free, participate in ongoing forums, receive up-to-date news via RSS, and allow groups and clubs to be formed within the site.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Artist, producer, and film composer Tom Rothrock, legendary vocalist Roman Carter, and a host of studio session pros have completed a unique collaborative project titled: ROMAN CARTER "NEVER SLOW DOWN." A full length release is due out November 6th, 2007, on the recently re-launched independent Bong Load Custom Records label.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Author D.L. Carroll announces her first novel, "West Coast Lady" (ISBN 1-4241-7318-3). Author D.L. Carroll reveals the secrets of Annabelle's past and stirs your emotions with her courage and passion to thrive against the odds in this adult novel for women. The author conveys a realistic perspective on happily ever after and discloses subtle, yet profound, messages throughout the story.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A piece of floss once used by Paris Hilton, smudged with pink lipstick and found in the trash outside Paris Hilton's Hollywood home, sold Tuesday for an impressive $1,000 US to online Casino, GoldenPalace.com. The sellers of the floss, HollywoodStarTrash.com, made headlines worldwide and created an online frenzy with a video on YouTube.
2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records (www.betarecords.com), musicians have a new home for creativity. "(The) new studio is 1,500 sq. ft. pf sonic magic!" says Otis Williams, lead singer of legendary recording artists, The Temptations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, a full service artist development and marketing firm for independent artists and bands announces that IDASAS from Redlands, California, has won the 2007 Battle of the Bands competition at BB King's, located at Universal's Citywalk.
Beauty TV launches on Joost – The World’s Only 24/7 Beauty TV Network to Broadcast Over Global IPTV Platform
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beauty TV(R), the world's only beauty TV network today announced that it will bring program offerings to Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. Founded in 2006 by Latino entrepreneur Rob E. Angelino, Beauty TV is dedicated to the beauty enthusiast in the ever-growing $150 billion dollar a year beauty industry.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Media Invited to Red Carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth, on June 26th in L.A. The long awaited 96-minute English language version 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.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- 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. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.
TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- Possibly the youngest fashion designer in the country, 7 year old Haley Schmidt has designed and created her own line of T-shirts titled, HaleyBopTees. This inspiring young artist has a flare for fashion and a passion for art, so much so that not only are her T-shirts are sold online at www.haleyboptees.com, they are also sold at Out Of The Bleu children's clothing boutique in Foothill Ranch, California.
Rock Festival to be Held in Anaheim: Heart Transplant Fund to be Established for Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A benefit concert in the name of original Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center. Iron Butterfly shook the music world in 1968 with the release of the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17 minute side-long track that outsold every record in the history of recorded music.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Esteem Now Inc is announcing that Tamir Qadree will be appearing on The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show, News Talk 1300 WERE AM. According to Qadree, a best selling author, speaker and Life Coach, "You can tell a lot about a person by the little things they do," and he says he will break it all down in his own "charismatic and inimitable style."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.
VENICE, Calif. -- Just in time for camping season, the Food Network's series Unwrapped features Java Juice(R), a "machine-less" liquid coffee essence. On the upcoming Unwrapped segment titled "On the Go," foodies will discover why the liquid concentrate was an immediate hit with the outdoor industry.
mTraks Music Community Launching Public Beta Website with a Tasty Catalog of Over 6,000 Independent Record Labels
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- mTraks, Inc. announces the official launch of its public beta website, now open. mTraks(TM) is a killer social music community and digital music marketplace. mTraks has raised $550,000 from a consortium of private angel investors and is represented by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Send2Press(R), a leading targeted newswire service, announced today it has joined the sponsors of the 12-week Battle of the Bands, hosted by A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known recording industry execs, music directors, and publishers. Other sponsors for the event include Music Saves Lives and Sam Ash.
L.A.-Based BETA Records and Fliptrack Partner to Provide Music Video Creation Tools to Indie Artists
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- L.A. based BETA Records to launch Mexico unit, announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. "Beginning the first of May, BETA Records is opening its online portal to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands based in Mexico," states Honetschlaeger.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King's Bar and Grille, located at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, Calif. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Electronic artist The G-Man and country keyboard player Doug Colosio announce the formation of Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com), a music licensing company which will supply songs for film, TV, games and commercials. Colosio has been playing keyboards with country legend Merle Haggard for the past seven years and has songwriting credits on some of Haggard's recent albums.
Rumors of Castro Regime’s Imminent Demise Spark Interest in Cuban Diaspora as ‘Broken Paradise’ Hits Bookstores
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Interest in pre-Communist Cuba and Cuban Diaspora issues have caused unprecedented interest in books about Cuba and Cuban Americans. Indeed, a quick Internet search will find an extraordinary 65,396 books currently available about Cuba. The best among them may be the new historical novel, Broken Paradise (ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8779-1), by Cecilia Samartin.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, has recently extended a helping hand to many artists affected by the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina. A&R Select's timely and heartfelt outreach is an important part of their vow to assist musical artists in underprivileged circumstances.
VENICE, Calif. -- Join Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly as they take you on a playful family adventure using research from leading authorities in the fields of brain science and psychology. Funny Bone Logic is an interactive DVD with games for developing minds ages 3-8.
SYLMAR, Calif. -- Gadget Universe, the premier innovation catalog, showcased several products at the GBK Oscar(R) Gift Suite this year. Several celebrities, including Academy Award Nominee Keith Robinson, received elegant Steinhausen watches as well as other gadgets and innovations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Personifying the cabaret genre, Ute Lemper is known for her moody interpretations of songbook standards, laced with witty asides and knowing looks, weaving an atmosphere that draws in audiences like few other performers today.
Generation X Author Taylor Wilshire Achieves Award-winning Status and Shares the Light of the Winner’s Circle
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Taylor Wilshire, author of "The What-If Guy" (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has found herself in the book-award spotlight. She recently won the 2006 People's Choice Book Review Award in the Chick-lit category and has also been chosen by "ForeWord Magazine" as a 2006 finalist in the romance category; winners will be announced in June.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "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.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records and founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are making it possible for independent musicians to take advantage of the communication and promotional advantages of ringtones. New feature is available at no cost for any artist on the BETArecords.com site.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 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.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- You've seen the news recaps of 2006, the most important stories that gripped the nation's attention. But here's one you may have missed: "TIME Magazine Names Air 'Gas of the Year.'" This exclusive from the New Jersey-based humor website Confusion Road was crowned the top satire news story of 2006 by an expert panel of journalists and humor writers in the second annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 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.
Celebs Indulge in the Luxurious t’Zerah Skin Care Treatments During Rehearsals for the 2007 Golden Globe Awards
SAN ANSELMO, Calif. -- Members from the casts of Golden Globe nominees Lost and Heroes got the chance to indulge in the luxurious t'Zerah skin care treatments at the Backstage Creations Retreat during rehearsals at the 2007 Golden Globe(R) Awards and left looking and feeling a little more relaxed, gorgeous and ready for the red carpet.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled "Trans Addiction," from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the "Trans Addiction Wine Symphony."
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- BayBets.com "Juiceless Wagering on California Teams" has odds on IFL Championships, Pride Shockwave 2006, UFC 66 and K-1 Dynamite 2006. With the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts into the mainstream BayBets.com is always reliable for odds on the fights.
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.