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Confirmed Featured Creators for first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 02-Nov-2016 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced a teaser list of Featured Creators for the first-ever VidCon Europe, which will take place in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

The inaugural VidCon Europe will include over 100 international, regional, and local Featured Creators whose content spans numerous online video verticals. During the event, these creators will collaborate to celebrate the industry of online video through connection, content, instruction, and hilarity. Highlights of VidCon Europe will include panels and performances from some of the following confirmed Featured Creators:

Hannah Hart
Mamrie Hart
Gigi Gorgeous
Swoozie
Andrea Russett
Benny & Rafi Fine
Fleur de Force
Freddie Wong
Joey Graceffa
Jon Cozart
– Oli White
Sarah Close
BibisBeautyPalace
Défano Holwijn
Julian Claßen
Scola Dondo

As guests continue to confirm their attendance at VidCon Europe, the Featured Creators list will regularly update at vidconeurope.com.

The long-awaited VidCon Europe — with its Australian counterpart, VidCon Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 9-10 — will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate the unique online video ecosystem of those regions.

VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meetups, signings, and games. The Creator Track serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry.

This three-day celebration in Amsterdam will feature programming exclusive to the Industry track on Friday, shifting focus to Community and Creator activities and entertainment throughout Saturday and Sunday. Similar to the 8th Annual VidCon (in Anaheim, California, June 21-24), VidCon Europe will feature a variety of endemic and non-endemic sponsors and exhibitors. As veteran VidCon fans know well, these events are packed with robust content, performances, and high-energy celebration, and the VidCon team is determined to continue this tradition overseas. Attendees of the first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam should expect an online-video celebration of global proportions.

As part of their expansion into Europe, VidCon will be partnering with VEED Festival (veed.nl), a 3-day event focusing on the Dutch online video community, planned for April 6-8. VidCon and VEED will collaborate to bring international, regional, and local online video creators together for networking and celebration.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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

 

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

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Aussie Mobster, Aurea Morrisey, Holds Hollywood Hostage

Australian born actress, Aurea Morrisey, has just finished shooting indie feature film “So You Want To Be A Gangster?” in Los Angeles. The film by Mexican born Director, Alex Kahuam, has high hopes after his short film version was accepted into Cannes Film Festival this year.

Aurea plays volatile Christina, riding her sexuality to pursue a capricious agenda involving a deadly cocktail of guns, drugs, and ambition. When asked of her experience playing Christina, Aurea laughed, “Within the first 10 minutes of arriving on set, I had to pash the lead red-headed Mexican character, pull a gun on someone, and then got shot a gruesome death’.

With more than 15 years in the industry, Aurea’s acting skills were polished at the New York Film Academy in 2013. This lead to television roles in MSNBC’s “Heist”, VH1’s “Candidly Nicole”, and several feature films including Turkish film “Yarmani” with Paris Hilton and “Second Coming of Christ” with Tom Sizemore and Sally Kirkland.

Ms. Morrisey has also commenced work playing a talent agent on a comedic television pilot and web-series, by Steven A. Davis, titled “Two19 Game Night” which follows the lives of Five creative (and some not-so-creative) friends as they come together to relive their bizarre and often horrific dates that have occurred during the week.

Aurea plans a short break between Hollywood hold up’s when she plans to return to Australia to spend time surfing with the dolphins. She’s looking forward to becoming a Godmother to her best friend’s first born child and some springtime fun with family and friends in September.

Contact-Details:
Ben Morrisey
PO Box3893
Los Angeles, 90078
aureamorrisey@hotmail.com
www.aureamorrisey.com.au

 

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Michigan-Based Indie Film Tops $10,000 Kickstarter Goal in Under Two Days

Star Trek – Horizon, a feature-length independent film currently in production in southeast Michigan, launched their immensely successful Kickstarter campaign over Easter weekend, in an effort to raise funds necessary for completion of their film. In just 32 hours, the campaign earned an impressive $10,000 toward making the ambitious project a reality. The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 19, while the completed film is expected to premiere by the end of 2014.

Starring Paul Lang (Captain Harrison Hawke), Marc Bowers (Commander Jackson Gates),Ryan Webber (Commander Francis Brookes), and Callie Bussell (Lieutenant T’mar), Horizonfollows Captain Harrison Hawke and the crew of the Earth vessel NX-04 Discovery. In 2160, the Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T’mar, a Romulan defector, in the hope that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters.

From the film’s Kickstarter page: “It is our goal to create a film that is worthy of the franchise and can close out the story threads left hanging after the untimely cancellation of Enterprise (the final Trek TV series) in 2005. However, if you have not seen any of the previous franchise films or TV series, this close tie to Enterprise is not cause to worry. While this film will close out story threads that began in that series, it will also certainly tell an original story and be able to stand alone as a science fiction feature film.”

Filmmaker Tommy Kraft, the prodigious 22-year-old Albion College graduate behind Horizon, hails from Spring Arbor, a small town just southwest of Jackson, Michigan. He founded Project [N] ReSource, a production company behind numerous short films, in 2005. Kraft cut his filmmaking teeth on those short films, he says, and they prepared him for the challenges of making his first independent feature. With Horizon, he has taken on a subject grand in its scope and execution, yet extremely close to his heart. Of the project, Kraft says he intends “only to use my skills to show my love for a franchise that has been an endless source of inspiration for me, not only professionally but personally as well.”

About Project [N] ReSource:
Project [N] ReSource was co-founded in late December of 2005 by Tommy Kraft. Currently based in Jackson, Michigan, the company focuses on the production of live action films and some machinima.

(STAR TREK and all related marks, logos, and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. “Star Trek – Horizon”, the website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of material created by ProjectNReSource Films, Tommy Kraft, or the “Star Trek – Horizon” team are not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.)

Media Contact:
Marc Bowers
(424) 272-7580
marcsbowers@gmail.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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JFK BREAKING NEWS – JFK’S New Evidence Of A Gun Shot Flash Just Released For Nov. 22, 2012

The video that was too hot for the news media is now here. Must see video. The JFK mystery is finally solved, this is a news breaking video.

Mr. Eugene Lofing today announces a gigantic discovery that has been held back for years. Mr Lofing states that this new film evidence will spark a brand new investigation of the Famous Zapruder Film. “This brainteaser which has baffled all the experts till now is finally resolved.” says Mr. Lofing. He also states that this new information will change history, and exonerates Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mr. Lofing says that people can find more detailed information on the web site /http://www.jfksgunflash.com The site includes the video that contains the exclusive information on what really happened on Nov 22 1963. He also states that you can also view this breaking evidence on YouTube and Vimeo video web sites. The quickest way to bring up the exclusive content video is by entering the key word jfksgunflash in the search areas and that will work on both sites. Then select the one with a frame from the Zapruder film.

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Bollywood in centenary glory, rare Hindi film clips

Bollywood, one of the largest film production centres in the world, turns hundred years in 2012. To mark this historic occasion, www.indiavideo.org has launched a year-long celebration which will take the viewers to the key moments in the momentous journey of Hindi Cinema. The project is supported by Culture Shoppe, an online cultural gift shop, and Mulamoottil Eye Hospital, a leading super specialty eye hospital.

The special centenary gallery on the website and its YouTube channel www.youtube.com/indiavideodotorg has already become a big hit among Bollywood fans spread across the world.

As part of the centenary fete, www.indiavideo.org is featuring 365 movies carefully chosen to represent the history of Bollywood. Here you could watch some all-time hit movies, some trend setters in story telling and techniques, movies through which some ordinary men and women rose to stardom and many more.

Clippings of the selected movies are presented along with a brief talk on the specialties and historical aspects of the film. The nearly two-minute movie will have the best moments in a film.

The movies were chosen by researcher and columnist Vijay Kumar Balakrishnan who has been exploring Bollywood for the past 40 years. He is also an avid collector of Bollywood posters, gramophone records, song books, vintage films etc. Eminent Kathak dancer and social activist Pali Chandra is the anchor.

“From Dadasaheb Phalke, V Shantaram, Himanshu Rai, Vijay Bhatt, Fateh Lal, Sohrab Modi, Damle, Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor to G P Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Shekhar Kapur, Mira Nair, Aamir Khan, Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar, the gallery will introduce personalities who influenced the industry from time to time,” says Vijay Kumar Balakrishnan. “ It has rare and exclusive visuals of old films like Raja Harishchandra, Ayodhya ka Raja, Pukar, Kapal Kundala, Izzat, Doctor, Maya Machindra and the like,” he adds.

The Bollywood centenary gallery of www.indiavideo.org is perhaps the first of its kind online project to preserve the history of a film genre. Visitors are offered free access to the gallery which is a useful resource for academicians and researchers.

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Edictive Presents Seminar On Film Production Management – New Cloud Based Film Production Management Application Widely Accepted By Insiders

True Hero Studio steps into the limelight by making a presentation of it’s new Cloud Based Production Management Suite at The Producers Guild. The event was aimed at Producers, Line Producers, Project Managers and Location Managers. It was time to spread the word about this new management tool. One topic discussed was the ability of the Edictive.com application to streamline the way information is disseminated to the people who need it. Edictive gives you secure access to all of your data, no matter where in the world you happen to be. It allows you to manage and display it in any way you need, and disseminate that data to the right people, real time.

With manual processes like email, meetings, and weekly status reports, too much data can fall through the cracks. Edictive centralizes all of that communication seamlessly, which results in a more effective collaboration. This framework will keep you agile and efficient while you grow. It is a strategic business investment that will deliver big returns over the years.

The applications production tracking system integrates into your unique studio work flow to provide visibility at every level of the production process. Now you can more easily provide your clients with a huge pool of talent and resources by unifying your pipeline into a single global network.

Edictive is robust, flexible, and the technology is constantly evolving. It will simply become your information hub for all of your productions. You will centralize the management of tasks, assignments and statuses, for shots and assets, so that the information is available to everyone, at all times. The ability to coordinate a scattered team is central to the concept of the Edictive Model.

It will become a key component in your studio pipeline, that will enable you to scale your operation towards meeting the demanding needs of your clients. An organized simplicity will be maintained, and sanity in tracking and managing your concurrent productions will become a reality.

Edictive will help you to see where you can be more cost effective, aiding your bottom line. If you would like more Green Lights, you have to be able to produce a convincing proposal for your investors and clients. You will be able to archive everything, and recall it for preparation of your Investor Documentation. All Budget Statistics will be more accurate than ever before, ready to be plugged into any new documents. You can now do a Production Health-Check at a Glance, and see how things stack up before making anything public.

This web based application has Casting and Location Modules that are a step ahead of what is currently available anywhere. Now you will be able to: Hire A Crew, Cast Talent and Scout Locations, all through the Tools Interface. Upload and store relevant photos and information logically and simply. When it comes to Budget Planning, you will plan for above and below the line expenditures, and track investor and client contributions with ease.

The real beauty of all this, is that there is nothing to download, install, or configure. It’s all on their Cloud Server Network. All you need is an internet connection, and you are ready to go, as easy as accessing a web page. If you are in any way connected with Film Production Management, you owe it to yourself to stop by their website, and check out their new web based application: edictive.com

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Utah is proud to introduce the “Now and Never Parties”

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

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About the Now or Never Parties
It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

Keep a look-out on our wall and event page to see when the next parties are coming up and sign up here on our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/NowRNeverParty or on our website. http://www.connectandeatzfb.com

To learn even more about the various parties, sponsor and the magazine itself feel free to visit our new larger site opening this week, and our facebook page at the links below.

http://connectandeatzmag.com Our new up and coming magazine/sponsor web site. Also visit our Magazine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectandeatzmag We are very passionate about living life as you will be able to see.

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First Images Of WWII German Submarine Sunk 68 Years Ago In Brazil

The U-Boat was located by the Schurmann Family in July 2011. Almost one year after locating the submarine, the Schurmanns joined efforts with deep sea diving experts to collect images of the U-513. With specialized technology, using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) the expedition made a 135 meters dive to film and take pictures of the wreck, for the first time in history.

“After years of research, finally we watched this historical moment. We first saw a shadow then gradually the images became very clear, the submarine is almost intact and whole as if she was placed there to sleep” said Vilfredo Schurmann leader of the expedition.

“The ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) did several dives and with every new image we celebrated this great feat” says David Schurmann, the film director.

It all began in 2001 aboard their sailing yacht “Aysso”, when the Schurmanns a well-known sailing and expedition family in Brazil, was told of the story of a German submarine, sunk in 1943 during WWII in the waters of Southern Brazil.

Vilfredo and Heloisa Schurmann where hooked on the mysterious story and started researching the facts in the National Archives in Washington – USA, Berlin – Germany and in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

They were granted a license from the Brazilian Navy, and obtained the support of the Santa Catarina Government and UNIVALI University and were sponsored by TOTVS, CPE (Coastal Planning & Engineering) and FUGRO BRAZIL to further the search.

A team of 35 professionals (all volunteers) which included divers, oceanographers, retired officers from the Brazilian and USA Navy & Air Force, archaeologists, historians, filmmakers and the last surviving member of the USA airplane responsible for the U-boat sinking aided on the search.

After 2 years and 18 expeditions at sea, operating Side Scanning Sonars and Magnetometer, on July 17th 2011 on board their adapted sailing yacht “Aysso”, the Schurmanns located the exact position of the sunken submarine.

On March 8, 2012, aboard two ships, the expedition led by Vilfredo Schurmann and a crew of 20, filmed for the first time in history since her sinking 68 years ago, images of U-513. The U-boat is considered one of the WWII submarines sunk furthers away from Germany during battle.

THE UNDERWATER FILMING
The underwater footage of the U-513 was made with a ROV model Sea Eye Falcon Marine, capable of operating up to 300 meters deep, assigned and operated by FUGRO BRAZIL.

S/V “Aysso” and M/V “Thunder” anchored at the location, launched the ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) and with sonar-aided navigation (similar to a ship’s radar – working under water) located the submarine.

The recordings were performed with the ROV camera itself. For best results, HD 3D cameras were also mounted in housings to captured images of the submarine.

Sponsors: TOTVS, CPE, FUGRO BRAZIL
Support: Santa Catarina Government and UNIVALI University

HISTORY
The U-513, under the command of the German captain Karl Friedrich Guggenberger, had the mission to sink any enemy vessel on the route between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. She had already torpedoed three ships, including two Americans and a Brazilian.

The U-Boat-513 sank on July 19th, 1943. Lieutenant Roy S. Whitcomb was on a PBM-VP-74 flying-boat bomber on an antisubmarine sweep and spotted the surfaced U-boat. He ordered the attack. Captain Guggenberger on the deck of the submarine saw the approaching plane, he knew there was no time to submerge and began a counterattack. Whitcomb’s dropped six 225-pound bombs depth charges and the U-boat absorbed the full impact on her hull.

The U-513, 76 meters in length sunk immediately with its 46 crew. 7 men who were on deck where the only survivors, among them the captain Guggenberger.

THE SCHURMANN FAMILY
The Schurmann Family is the first Brazilian family to circumnavigate the world on a sailboat and the only Brazilian family to have done it twice. A household name in Brazil, the Schurmann Family has been active around the world through their online school program, as well as their films and TV programs.

In 1984 Vilfredo, Heloisa and their children left their home, their work and school and set off from Florianópolis, the capital city of the State of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, to pursue their dream: circumnavigate the world on a sailing yacht.

Their children, Pierre, David and Wilhelm, were 15, 10 and 7 years old. On this first adventure, the Schurmann Family spent 10 years at sea.

In 1997 the Schurmann Family began their second great adventure Magellan Global Adventure. The goal was to retrace the route sailed by Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet, the first complete circumnavigation of the planet. For this adventure, apart from the parents only their son David Schurmann and Kat, their 5-year-old daughter went along. Magellan Global Adventure was followed by more than 1,5 million people, from 44 countries. Every month the adventure’s filmed reports, broadcast internationally, had an average of 40 million television viewers in Brazil and many more around the world. After 30 months, the Schurmann’s yacht returned to Brazil.

The Family members are: Vilfredo, Heloisa, Pierre, David, Wilhelm and Kat Schurmann (d. 2006).
They have released 4 best sellers in Brazil and one box office hit documentary film: Books
• Em Busca do Sonho (2006) Portuguese
• Momentos De uma Aventura (2001) Portuguese/English
• Um Mundo de Aventuras (2002) Portuguese
• 10 Anos No Mar (1995) Portuguese

Films & TV
• O Mundo em Duas Voltas (The World in Two Round Trips) 2007 (Film)
• Em Busca do Sonho (Film)
• Magellan Global Adventure (TV Series)
• Schurmann Family 20 years (TV Series)

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HMV.com Announce Top Selling Music, Games & Gadgets For March

Online retailer HMV reveal the most popular gadgets, CD’s, DVD’s and video game titles available for pre-order and release during March through their online store at hmv.com.

Music

Elbow Album: “Build a Rocket Boys” – Release date: 7 th March 2011

Manchester-based indie rock five-piece Elbow follow-up the 2008 Mercury Prize winning ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ with their fifth studio album, ‘Build A Rocket Boys’.

The Strokes Album: “Angles” – Release date: 21 st March 2011

‘Angles’ is the fourth album from The Strokes – one of New York City’s finest exports of indie rock of their generation

DVD

Saw 3D – Release date: 7 th March 2011

The final part of the long standing Saw movie franchise and the first of the films available in 3D. Despite poor reviews this remains a popular title.

Harry Potter DVD – Release date:11 th April 2011

Ever popular with all generations of movie goers and always a top selling DVD the first part of the final Harry porter movies is due for release in April in time for the summer release of the final part of the film meaning all the Harry Potter DVD back-catalogue have started selling well again.

Video Games

Homefront Game – xBox&Playstation – Release date:11 th March 2011

Much anticipated shooter set in a futuristic America. Release date- 18 th March.

The Clone Wars – Nintendo Wii – Release date:25 th March 2011

LEGO Star Wars III : The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars with all new gameplay features.

Gadgets

Nintendo 3DS – Release date: 25 th March 2011

The latest revolution in handheld gaming from Nintendo and next generation of their DS model features unique 3D technology. Release date- 25 th March. Available for pre-order now.

Monster Beats headphones – Release date: 1 st March 2011

The newest versions of the Monster beats headphones endorsed by Dr Dre, Puff Daddy, Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber are widely regarded as the highest quality headphones and earphones on the market today.

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Online retailer HMV reveal the most popular DVD titles available for pre-order during February

Despicable Me – Release date: 21 st February 2011

With voice star Steve Carell this animated kids movie was a surprise cinema hit and a feature packed DVD release makes it an attractive package.

Glee Season 2 – Release date: 4 th April 2011
Glee follows a hopeful teacher who attempts to save McKinley High’s Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of talented kids realize their true star potential.

Saw DVD – Release date: 7 th March 2011
The final part of the long standing Saw movie franchise and the first of the films available in 3D. Despite poor reviews this remains a popular title.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest DVD – Release date: 4 th April 2011
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest is the explosive final installment of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Leading on from the conclusion of The Girl who Played with Fire.

Harry Potter DVD Box Set – Release date:11 th April 2011
Ever popular with all generations of movie goers and always a top selling DVD the first part of the final Harry porter movies is due for release in April in time for the summer release of the final part of the film

Tron DVD – 18 th April 2011
This remake of the sci-fi classic Tron was a hit for Disney at the cinema and the DVD is expected to sell well to old and new fans. Stars Jeff Bridges.

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UK Highstreet Retailer Predicts Best Selling Music, Film & Game Releases This Christmas

Based on pre-orders and trends from previous years HMV predict the following sales trends for Christmas 2010.

New music releases
The biggest music CD release this Christmas is expected to be the Take That new album (untitled as yet) with the much anticipated return of Robbie Williams to the group. Speaking about the new project, Robbie said he was “embarrassingly excited” and reuniting with his former group felt like “coming home” while bandmate Mark Owen added that it “feels like a dream”.

On 18 th October 2010 a remastered version of The Beatles Red Album will be released and is expected to perform well with the Christmas gift market. On the same date the 5 th Kings of Leon album – Come around Sundown is expected to shoot straight to number one in the album charts leading to strong pre-christmas sales.

DVD sales
The biggest DVD releases of the year scheduled to coincide with the Christmas run on DVD stocks look likely to be the family favourites Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After.

With the popularity of DVD gifts in the teen market Sex and the City 2 and the latest Twilight DVD are also both expected to perform well in the Christmas sales.

Video Games
The major games distributers time their biggest releases for the Christmas run up and this year will likely see the latest release from the Call of Duty series Call of Duty Black Ops head up the Christmas sales figures and video games charts in December.

The Guitar Hero games have proved popularity with Christmas shoppers in the previous 2 years due to the multiplayer aspect and this year sees the 6 th instalment titled Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock.

The ever popular Gran Turismo and Fifa games are also scheduled for new Christmas releases with Gran Turismo 5 and Fifa 2011.

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Film Adaptation of the novel ‘And Yet, You Still Chose Me’ to be filmed in Savannah

Onyx Pearl is pleased to announce the feature film adaptation of the novel “And Yet, You Still Chose Me”, by co-author Kimberly Ray, will be filmed in Savannah next summer. The 1980s era drama will be directed by Perla Faye Humphrey. No stranger to dramatic material, Humphrey has produced and directed the award winning features “Unforgiven Sins” and “7 Days a Yellow”, both filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Set in a poverty-stricken small town near Savannah, the film follows the life of Shelley MacDonald, a naive little girl with big dreams of going to college. But one dreadful night, the unimaginable takes place that spirals her innocent world into mayhem, rips her family apart, and catapults her on a self-destructive journey into womanhood as the barriers to a better life stack against her, and going to college becomes an elusive goal.

Principal photography for the film is scheduled to begin in May/June of 2011.

Casting for the film will be held in Savannah, Georgia on October 2 & 3, 2010; Atlanta, Georgia on October 30 & 31, 2010; and Los Angeles, California on November 13 & 14, 2010.

Production is seeking ALL nationalities and ALL ages, with 10 lead and supporting roles, 50 additional speaking roles, and plenty of opportunities for extras. Casting information is currently available at www.onyxpearl.com/casting.

Production is currently accepting resumes for local hires via an email hotline: andyetasst@gmail.com.

Interested investors, please contact Perla Faye Humphrey at Onyx Pearl, 678.855.7087 or info@onyxpearl.com. For more information, visit the official book website at www.andyetyoustillchoseme.com or Onyx Pearl website at www.onyxpearl.com.

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Honey’s Dance Academy Searches For New Bollywood Dance Stars!

The doors to new students are about to open at Honey’s Dance Academy, the UK’s top Bollywood Dance School. But before they do, you’ll be put through your paces in an X-Factor type audition process, dubbed the Bollywood Factor. Students who qualify will be trained by Bollywood’s leading Choreographers to take part in major Film, TV and Stage shows, with a special focus this year to compete in the UK Bollywood Dance Championships 2010!

Honey's Dance Academy Searches For New Bollywood Dance Stars!

The famed Academy since its inception in 1999 has grown to over 13 London Studios and has casted its dancing students in Film, TV and Stage performances such as the BBC Proms, Blue Peter, Jamie Olivers’s Oliver Twist, even Harry Potter, Bombay Dreams and blockbuster Bollywood movie Khabi Khushi Khabi Gham!

The demand from students aged 4 years old to 18+ wanting to join Honey’s Dance Academy is hotting up, but with limited spaces the queues have been building – so what better way to spot raw talent but to audition!

On Saturday 9th January 2010 at the St. Giles Hotel (Tottenham Court Road) the keen eye of Honey Kalaria, the Academy’s founder and a panel of Bollywood’s top choreographers will be hunting out new dance talent who have the passion, drive and determination to make it as a Bollywood Star!

“You don’t have to be dance professional to audition, we’re looking for students with passion, creativity and stage presence who we can train in different styles of Bollywood and Bhangra dance” Honey Kalaria, founder H.D.A

Open to all skill levels the Academy has taken novice dancers and trained them to perform on the most glamorous of stage and film sets. With Bollywood ever growing in popularity and now reaching global audiences the appeal to learn and perform in the Bollywood arts has attracted students from all cultural backgrounds – something
H.D.A encourages.

Honey Kalaria, the founder of H.D.A has led a glittering entertainment career as a Choreographer, Bollywood Actress and Singer. Her passion for dance and the arts saw her establish Honey’s Dance Academy and build it to teach, manage and promote young talent globally!

“We’re all very proud of our student’s on-going success, seeing them on stage and on the big screen is fantastic! This year we can’t wait to find more students who have a passion for dance and want to develop further with us!” Honey Kalaria, founder H.D.A

The Academy has always attracted a high number of applicants and with this year’s Bollywood Factor and forthcoming UK Bollywood Dance Championships the organisers are expecting to be inundated. So it is important for anyone interested in auditioning to register prior to the day by calling 020 8590 8050 or online at http://www.honeysdanceacademy.com.

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Npower Reveals A Saucy TV Appearance From Wallace And Gromit

Npower has revealed it’s the first time family favourite has appeared in the buff but he’s spared his blushes by an enterprising Gromit.

In the 30 second npower advert Wallace suffers the ultimate bathroom hardship when the pair’s home boiler breaks down and his hot shower runs cold. A startled Wallace turns to Gromit for his help. The clever hound gets on the ‘dog and bone’ and calls out npower’s hometeam to replace the boiler.

Wallace’s appearance marks the first of a series of npower adverts starring the duo that will appear on screen for the next two years. Each ad will be characterised by the famous pair doing what they do best and inventing hair brained schemes to help their home be more energy efficient.

The ad, which airs on the evening of Saturday 28th March, aims to highlight how Britain’s brightest energy company is helping make energy efficiency easy and fun.

The advert took five weeks to film and 10lbs of modelling clay was used to create the scenes and characters. The npower hometeam van seen in the advert is a working model that has suspension, moveable windscreen wipers, hinged doors and wind up and down windows. The new advert also sees the debut of Hometeam Bob, the latest character to be added to the Wallace & Gromit cast.

Joan Coe, Head of Brand Communications at npower, comments: “Wallace and Gromit are the most famous film pairing in Britain. Their cosy personas and ‘have a go’ approach to energy efficiency is what we need to help people see how simple it is to make small changes but a big difference to their energy bills.”

About npower:
npower is one of Britain’s largest electricity supplier and supplies gas, electricity and related services to 6.6 million customers across the UK. npower is a market leader in renewable energy and sources the green energy for juice directly from renewable sources, at no extra cost.

RWE npower has been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark from Business in the Community (BITC). npower is the only utility business, amongst 21 other companies in the UK, to receive this accolade. The CommunityMark is a new BITC standard which has been created to recognise companies that are good investors in local communities and who have brought about real and positive changes.

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Sky+HD Stage A Titanic Screening Of Epic Proportions

Sky+HD gave lucky members of the public the chance to climb inside the screen and be a part of their favourite film by staging the ultimate High Definition screening of Titanic – in a swimming pool.

To celebrate the biggest ever season of Oscar-winning films on Sky Movies Drama HD, the Golden Lane swimming pool in Barbican, London, was transformed into the high seas of the Atlantic Ocean, complete with lifeboats, stray icebergs and film fans decked out in period costumes where they played their own part in the adventure. As the classic Oscar-winning film was played out in glorious High Definition film fans were transported back to the events of 1912 for the ultimate interactive movie experience.

Alex Zane – host of Sky Movies’ Guest List – took his place in a lifeboat amongst the crowd: “The idea of watching Titanic in totally immersive high definition, in a life jacket, floating in a life boat is about as close to the experience of being on the ship itself as you could or probably would ever want to get. An amazing experience with some real movie fans.”

Head of Sky+HD Richard Jakeman commented: “Now we’re showing more movies than ever in High Definition we thought it only fitting to extend the HD experience beyond the screen. It’s gone down so well that perhaps we should carry on the tradition – maybe a staging of Jaws somewhere off the British Coast, or even a High Definition screening of The Sounds of Music in the mountains”.

All is not lost however for those who unfortunately missed out on the one off showing as all the excitement and intensity of Titanic and other Oscar winning classics can still be experienced from the comfort of the living room in glorious High Definition, as part of the Oscars Season on Sky Movies Drama HD, throughout February.

 

About Sky+HD:
Sky+HD launched in May 2006 and has quickly become Sky’s fastest ever growing additional TV product. More than 591,000 homes across the UK enjoy over 11,000 hours worth of HD programmes every month, which is almost twice the standard definition output from the UK’s five main terrestrial channels.

Sky+ HD offers 31 high definition channels: Sky1 HD, FX HD, Sky Arts HD, Discovery HD, National Geographic HD, History Channel HD, Rush HD, Eurosport HD, Sky Sports HD1, Sky Sports HD2, Sky Sports HD 3, Channel 4 HD, BBC HD, Luxe TV HD, Sky Movies Premiere HD, Sky Movies Screen 1 HD, Sky Movies Screen 2 HD, Sky Movies Action and Thriller HD, Sky Movies Drama HD, Sky Modern Greats HD, Sky Movies Sci-Fi and Horror HD, Sky Movies Family HD, Sky Movies Comedy HD, Sky Box Office HD1, Sky Box Office HD 2, Sky Real Lives HD, The Biography Channel HD (BIO HD), Crime & Investigation Network HD, Disney Cinemagic HD, Sci Fi HD and MTV HD.

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