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Robin Givens joins the cast of feature film “Dreams I Never Had”

Renowned actress will play attorney in human trafficking movie inspired by true events set to film in Los Angeles this spring

Robin Givens
Robin Givens

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-May-10 — /EPR Network/ — Missing Peace Pictures is pleased to announce that Actress, Robin Givens will appear in their feature film, “Dreams I Never Had.”  She will play the role of Prosecuting Attorney Hernandez.  Inspired by true events, this film depicts a teenage girl who is held captive as a domestic laborer in the home of a wealthy American family. She is befriended by the family’s young gardener, himself an illegal from Mexico. Their friendship carries both of them through their hopeless, sequestered lives and ultimately inspires them to break free.

“Robin is an amazing actress and we are so excited to work with her on this project,” said film’s producer Iyad Hajajj.  “We hope that whoever views this film will abandon their prejudices against people of other races, religions, and cultures, even if just for 90 minutes. This is a unique film as it discusses some of the hottest topics in the United States and world wide; human trafficking, child abuse and illegal immigration. We are pleased to have such a talented actress as Robin to help portray the people in the world willing to stand up and fight against these injustices.”

Robin Givens is known for her roles in “Head of the Class,” “Boomerang,” “God’s Not Dead 2,” and “Head of State.”

Further cast includes Iyad Hajjaj (The Wizard, Agent X, The Brink, Touch, Eagleheart and most recently Madam Secretary) as Sam Sahal, Tracy Lindsey Melchior (One Life To Live, Bold and the Beautiful) as Defense Attorney Bedford, George Sanders (The Young and the Restless, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Hunt for Red October) as Judge Messner. Casting by Dea Vise.

“Dreams I Never Had” was written by Lisa Savy. Missing Peace Pictures is producing, and Mahmoud Kamel will direct.

Filming will begin this month (May 2016) in Los Angeles.

Robin is represented by Dave Shapira & Associates David Shapira & Associates David Shapira & Associates

For more information visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5478918, follow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DreamsiNeverHad or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/dreamsineverhad

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Iyad Hajjaj
Phone: (408) 608-9544
Email: missingpeacepictures@yahoo.com

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Taj Pabla – Giving Back to the Community This Holiday Season

You may know Taj Pabla as a famous model and actor, but there is much more to the story than that. Taj Pabla feels extremely blessed to have enjoyed so much success, and he is as committed to giving back to the community as he is to his craft.

That means that gorgeous model and actor Taj Pabla will be working hard this holiday season not only on the screen and on the runway but in the homeless shelters as well. This year Taj Pabla will be celebrating the true spirit of Thanksgiving by helping to serve dinner to the homeless. He will also be celebrating the spirit of the giving by donating toys to children in need. Taj knows that there is nothing as special as a child’s face on Christmas morning, and he is proud to play a small part in putting those smiles on the faces of children who might otherwise not get a gift this holiday season.

Taj Pabla puts it all in perspective by recounting how blessed he has been. As Taj says “I look around and I have everything. So why should I be selfish? So this year instead of getting I am going to give to the needy. I am serving Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and working on putting smiles on kids’ faces at Christmas by donating toys.”

Taj Pabla updated his Facebook status on November 22 to share his holiday plans with his fans and urge others to follow in his footsteps. As Taj said in his status update – “This holiday season I’m going to help the people in need. So this Thanksgiving I’ll be serving the homeless. I am thankful for everything I have. I know sometime I could be selfish, but this year I’m going to do things from the heart and help the less fortunate.”

So just what will Taj Pabla be getting in return for his charitable endeavors this holiday season? Taj will be getting something much more valuable than mere baubles and presents he will be getting the joy that only comes from helping others. He will enjoy the warmth and satisfaction of knowing he has helped put smiles on the faces of children and a full meal in the stomachs of those who might otherwise go hungry this holiday season.

In fact, Taj Pabla is getting so much satisfaction from helping others that he is not about to stop. He has much more to give – and he can’t wait to give back to the community and help those who have blessed his life. Taj is looking forward to launching a new non-profit devoted to helping kids in poor countries get the education they need to enjoy a better and more fulfilling life.

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A Detour to Mexico: From Mystery to Movie

RisingStar31Productions announces a new ‘star search’ for talented actors and musicians. The company launched two online contests to begin auditions for the film, A Detour to Mexico. It’s a musical which was co-authored with the late Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr.

Offering a new twist in ‘audience participation,’ the public will be invited to help judge the contestants, who’ll win cash prizes as well as the opportunity to perform in the film.

Pamela Sherrod, the co-writer of the screenplay, says, “There’s so much talent out there, artists who’re just waiting to be discovered. And there are unforgettable characters in the story . . . just waiting to come to life.”

A Detour to Mexico is a musical adventure that follows the escapades of a family of performers who encounter unexpected challenges while traveling to a talent competition. The story’s characters, however, weren’t the only ones who’d experience unexpected trials during their journey. After completing the first draft, the writers actually stumbled down their own difficult road.

A mystery still surrounds the striking similarities between part of the plot and the film, The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain, which was produced by Whitney Houston and featured the star, Raven-Symone. Sherrod, who’d given the story to an old friend (and mentor) who was a writer/producer for the show, That’s So Raven, inquired about the similarities, but her calls were never returned.

Three years later, Altovise Davis died shortly after they formed a company to produce the film. When Sherrod’s fiancé died thirty-five days, she was devastated. She dropped the project to begin ministry work, seeking to offer hope and encouragement to people struggling with addiction. Eventually, however, it led her back to producing inspirational books and videos. She chronicled the stormy events surrounding her partner’s last years in The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr., and published their screenplay in the book, A Detour to Mexico.

Sherrod officially opened the contests last week, and is excited about producing the film.

“It offers a powerful message about the miracle of love. . .” she says, “and I believe it’s time to share it.”

There’s also another message, and it was the primary reason why the women initially joined forces. Altovise was married for twenty years to the famous Rat Pack star, Sammy Davis, Jr. He’d started performing when he was only four, and had never attended school. Sammy couldn’t read or write until he was an adult, and always regretted it. He urged his wife to reach out to kids and emphasize the importance of getting an education. Together, the women set out to accomplish this through their stories and future films. A Detour to Mexico was their first project.

The film’s progress is significant for another reason. Altovise endured a long battle with alcoholism, and struggled to overcome the stigma associated with addiction. “In fact . . .” says Sherrod, “she was told she’d never be anything but a famous man’s wife, or rise above her battle with alcohol to accomplish anything.”

“I beg to differ with that,” Sherrod continues. “Altovise helped create a magnificent story, and I wish that she was here to finally see it produced.”

Sherrod looks forward to discovering and showcasing the talent of emerging new artists, and hopes that the contests, as well as the film, will be the beginning of exciting new careers for the contest winners.

‘A Detour to Mexico’ Video Contest showcases the acting and production skills used to produce a three-minute scene from the story. One prize of $500 is awarded to the winner (s) of this competition, as well as the opportunity to star in the film.

‘A Detour to Mexico’ Musicians’ Contest is based on a music-related scene from the screenplay and showcases the vocalist, band and/or singing/dancing group that wins the best videotaped performance of an original arrangement. One prize of $500 is awarded to the winner (s) and the opportunity to perform in the film.

There is a $10.00 Entry Fee for each contest, and the deadline for both competitions is November 30, 2012.

For more information about RisingStar31 Productions and ‘A Detour to Mexico’ Contests, please visit: www.risingstar31.com.

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Everyone Believes Their Cat Or Dog Is The Best, And Now M&S Money Is Giving Animal Lovers The Chance To Show The World Why

Pet insurance provider M&S Money has launched a new competition looking for a cat or dog with true star quality to feature in a future marketing campaign.

Customers are being asked to submit a photo and a few words about why their cat or dog is a star.

The winning pet will have a professional photo shoot and be featured in promotional material for a forthcoming M&S Pet Insurance campaign. While the winning pet is enjoying the new found stardom, its owner will take away £100 in M&S gift vouchers.

Judith Roberts, M&S Insurance Manager, said: “This competition gives cat and dog lovers the chance to showthe world why their pet is one in a million. We are really looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing why your cat or dog is so special.”

1st prize: A professional pet photo shoot for one lucky cat or dog plus £100 in M&S gift vouchers to spend in-store.

2nd prize: M&S hamper plus pet treats and £50 in M&S gift vouchers.

3rd prize: M&S hamper and pet treats.

Full details on how to enter, along with competition rules can be found online through the M&S Pet Insurance site.

All entries must be received on or before 5 June 2009

The competition judging will take place on 10th June 2009 and the winners will be informed by telephone and confirmation letter by 17th June 2009. An independent person will be present when the judging takes place.

 

About M&S Money
M&S Money (the trading name of Marks & Spencer Financial Services) was founded in 1985 as the financial services division of Marks and Spencer Group plc. The company is now a top-ten credit card provider and the second-largest travel money retailer in the UK. M&S Money also offers a range of insurance cover, including home insurance, pet insurance, car insurance and wedding insurance, as well as loans, savings and investment products. M&S Money has an executive committee comprising an equal number of representatives from HSBC and Marks & Spencer.

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Emirates Airline Has Announced That It Is Looking Online To Cast People To Star In A Short Movie Entitled The Exposure Of Tom King

To celebrate the launch of their new route direct between Dubai and the home of movies and cinema, Los Angeles, Emirates Airline is giving people the opportunity to star in an L.A. movie.

The short movie, which is called ‘The Exposure of Tom King’, has already been shot in L.A., but with absolutely no people in it whatsoever. The next step in this unconventional filming process involves Emirates quest to find the correct cast to star in the film.

They are inviting people from all around the world to audition for a role online, via their webcam, at the new The Exposure of Tom King website. The site uses bluescreen technology to enable audition footage to be placed within scenes of the movie making the new film the first movie of its kind.

Emirates Airline have enlisted the help of top Hollywood casting director Avy Kaufman, who will be in charge of the casting to ensure the best people are found for each of the main roles. Avy Kaufman is highly regarded within the film industry, having been involved in the casting industry for over 20 years, and with over a hundred film credits to her name, including the Sixth Sense, The Bourne Ultimatum, the Thomas Crown Affair and Brokeback Mountain.

Visitors to the website can create their own movie trailers, watch all the auditions for the movie so far or choose to audition for a role. The final Emirates film will have a cast from all around the world who have never met, but will be sharing scenes together and acting via their webcams.

Auditions will be taking place until the 26th of October with the premiere taking place shortly afterward on the 7th November 2008.

About the Emirates Group:
Emirates, the Dubai airline, is one of the world’s most successful and rapidly-expanding airlines. Emirates is currently the only airline to operate non-stop flights to six continents from one hub.

Emirates is by far the biggest customer of the Superjumbo which means the Emirates A380 will eventually be available on more international routes than any other airline. If a person is travelling on an A380 there will be around a one-in-four likelihood that they will be flying Emirates.

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