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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.

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Yuta Okamura & Tadamori Yagi Interview: Waking Up

Awarding winning short film Waking Up directed by Yuta Okamura is a about a man who works an a crematorium and recognizes one of the bodies as a professor he once knew which opens up a rediscovery of himself. The script was written by Kimberly Hwang and stars Tadamori Yagi

Director Yuta Okamura and Lead Actor Tadamori Yagi talk about their short film WAKING UP,” that will be screening at the Asians On Film Festival February 16, 2013 @ 9:00PM.

Scott: Where is this story come from?

Yuta: First of all, Kimberly wrote the script, and my producer Vanessa and I chose it because we thought it has very strong universal message. Film is about regret of this artist, and I found sympathy with the character. After graduation, I often talked about our friends like “What we do? Are you gonna still do filmmaking?”. Some of my friends went back home. There are unclear fear around us to face to our own life after the graduation. I think everyone passes this kind of time, and even this discussion focuses on graduated student, but it’s very universal because I believe everyone wonder their own future. That’s why I thought it could be an universal film with my personal experiences.

Scott: How did you meet this man (pointing to Tad, the lead actor)?

Yuta: I met him at audition. We called a lot of actors for this role, Jake, and met great actors. But you know, if you meet many actors, you start to feel everyone is same. I found most actors have great skill and talent, but couldn’t find unique speciality from them. But when Tad enters the room, he has something different- something unique. He can bring his personality into the character and make it real. Tad brought us so many things we had not be able to find from the script. That’s what we are finding- someone who can make the character three dimensional. So after the audition, we didn’t discuss anything about this role. We all knew Tad is the best choice.

Scott: What do you think about the ending of the film? What did you try to do with it?

Yuta: As you know, it is very simple story. It’s obvious that you cannot make this story into a feature film, but that’s the greatest thing about making short film. Audience can fill spaces after watching it. In the ending, Jake starts to change his life, but not dramatically. We don’t know what he will do after the moment. You can imagine a lot of different ways. Actually, it much better to blight each of them’s choice. My biggest work of this film was to express this strong feeling of courage and decision. If you could feel its transformation, this film works. Once you get the first step, the rest of steps follow you.

For information visit:
http://www.asiansonfilm.com/2013/01/asians-on-film-feb-15-17-film-schedule/

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A New Dynamic Entertainment Duo Has Arrived

On April 11, 2012, the entertainment world gained two new dynamic bloggers in the from of The Barnes Bros. The Barnes Bros. — formed by Denzel and Jalen Barnes — is an exciting hub for all things entertainment. “We’ll cover movies, TV, video games, comic books, everything you name it!” Jalen said.

No stranger to the industry themselves–they are the authors of the upcoming e-book series “Legends”–Denzel and Jalen feel they can bring a fresh and exciting outlook on the industry. “When people read our blogs and watch our videos, I think they’ll see how fun we are and really get involved,” Denzel said.

In the short time since its arrival, The Barnes Bros. brand has already garnered attention. Denzel and Jalen have gained new followers everyday and praise on their additions to entertainment-related discussions around the Web. As buzz continues to build, The Barnes Bros. is gaining notoriety and requests to expand into other platforms.

“We’ve had someone ask us to move into podcasting already. It’s really wild,” Jalen commented.

Bringing their energy and sense of comedic timing to their work, The Barnes Bros. is looking to shake up the way people perceive entertainment. Using social networking in new and creative ways to connect with their audience, Denzel and Jalen Barnes are shaping up to be an enjoyable duo the likes of which hasn’t been seen in some time.

About The Barnes Bros
The Barnes Bros. brings a comedic, but informative perspective on news and issues in the entertainment world using video media (Youtube.com/BarnesBrosTV) and the written word (thebarnesbros.tumblr.com). The Barnes Bros. aims to use hard work and determination to form an exciting community for all entertainment lovers.

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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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Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

Every parent dreads the cry of ‘I’m Bored!’ Keeping kids entertained during the school holidays can be tricky not to mention expensive, especially if the weather is unkind. One option is to buy some new DVD’s for the kids to watch, but the trouble is that once a film has been watched is quickly gets put on the shelf and forgotten about.

Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

The solution to this is finding a good quality DVD rental service. This enables you to have access to a massive DVD library containing the very latest releases. Cinema Paradiso is offering a great deal on rental DVDs that is sure to keep kids entertained.

Parents can sign up with Cinema Paradiso and get access to the very latest films on DVD and Blu-Ray. Subscriptions allow differing amounts of simultaneous rentals and range from 2 a month to an unlimited number.

Kids love the surprise of seeing which film arrives in the post. Parents can hire the latest releases such as Up through to classics like Snow White.

Cinema Paradiso knows the fun of renting a great children’s film doesn’t stop when the film ends. There are lots of ways parents can use a good film to encourage creative play. After watching a film children can:

  • Draw or paint a picture of their favourite character.

  • Make a costume and dress up as one of the characters.

  • Act out scenes from the movie.

  • Make models based in the film.

  • Cook food featured in the film. (Who could resist cooking ratatouille after watching the Disney film Ratatouille?)

  • Try drawing their own cartoon characters.

  • Sing the songs from the movie.

For older children films are a sneaky way to introduce them to famous authors such as Dickens, Austen and Shakespeare. Many teenagers find English Literature boring, but watching a great film adaptation can really spark their interest.

Teenagers will enjoy having friend round to watch a blockbuster movie. Cinema Paradiso has an excellent range of Blu-ray and DVDs for the ultimate movie experience.

Cinema Paradiso has much more to offer than just blockbuster films. The whole family can join in with interactive DVDs such as the X Factor DVD game. Parents can also browse through the collection of documentaries. Children with inquisitive minds can learn if chilli powder really repels sharks in ‘Mythbusters: Jaws Special’. Cinema Paradiso’s rental DVDs also include guitar, drumming and dance tutorials. There are also sport and music rental DVDs available.

So sign up for a Cinema Paradiso DVD rentals service today and get ready for the school holidays. Unused DVD rentals roll over to the following month with Cinema Paradiso and there is always a free trial available so you can see how well the service works.

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Sky Awards LivePerson Online Business Partner Of The Year Accolade

LivePerson, Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, has announced that it has been awarded the Online Business Partner of the Year award by British Sky Broadcasting (BSKYB), operator of the United Kingdom’s largest digital pay television platform and fastest growing broadband provider. The award was presented during BSkyB’s annual SKY Awards ceremony in November, at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

A major annual event, BSkyB’s Shine Sky Awards ceremony recognises vendors and partners who have contributed to the company’s continued growth and success across its various sales channels. Over 2500 companies were nominated across 12 different categories, with 50 being shortlisted to receive a potential award. In order to be shortlisted for the Online Business Partner of the Year Award, the partner must have delivered the strongest planning, sales, analysis, optimisation and innovation for the company’s online sales channel.

For Sky Online, LivePerson’s intelligent, real-time engagement solution proactively targets the right visitor with the right message at the right time in order to maximize incremental sales opportunities. The LivePerson solution is a key element of Sky’s conversion rate improvement and online sales strategy.

“We are pleased to recognize the LivePerson team for surpassing online business expectations in 2009,” said John Orriss, Sky’s Director of Customer Growth and Sales. “The Liveperson programme is key to our efforts to continually optimise customer journeys and online conversion as such this award is well deserved.”

“It’s an honour to be recognized by BSkyB as the partner who contributed most to their online sales performance over the past year,” said LivePerson CEO, Robert LoCascio. “I am proud that we were able to deliver such dramatic results for BSkyB’s online sales channel and look forward to continued success with the company’s online initiatives in the future.”

About LivePerson
LivePerson is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson’s hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson’s intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

About Sky TV
Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes – a third of households across the UK and Ireland – enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 35 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

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DVD Rental Companies Cashing In On The Economic Crisis

When times get hard people look for savings and cheaper forms of entertainment. Research shows that television sales and home cinema equipment have bucked the current trends.

As people opt to watch more films rather that go for an expensive night out, DVD rentals companies have stepped up and offer a very cheap way to watch the latest blockbusters.

There are lots of things to bear in mind when choosing a DVD rental company. Primarily you will need to decide on a plan to suit you. Most plans are based on tiered options allowing a maximum allocation of discs per month and the number that can be simultaneously rented at one time.

There are no late fees and you can keep the discs as long as you want to all the while you have a current membership.

Delivery of the discs is usually done by post or courier, and Cinema Paradiso send out their disks by 1st class postage ensuring that there is a minimum of delay between your rentals.

Cinema Paradiso have a massive library of over 65,000 title including the latest and greatest films, including many minority interest, specialist and niche titles. Blu-Ray rentals are also provided and offer a cheap way into the world of high definition entertainment.

A film rental service such as Cinema Paradiso is very easy to use.

Each member (separate family member lists can also be included in your membership) maintains a list of titles to see and the discs are dispatched as soon as they are available in accordance with your membership plan.

Some people may ask what happens if you choose a box set or movie collection. The policy at Cinema Paradiso is to send the discs out in box set order avoiding the problem of watching the discs out of sequence.

Cinema Paradiso have invested a lot of time and effort ensuring their site is easy to use and packed with handy features. Members get to rate and review the films making it even easier to select a great film.

Cinema Paradiso are offering a rollover of unused DVD rental allocations. So if you have a 3 discs per month contract and you only borrow 1 disc, the remaining 2 discs will rollover to the following month allowing you to rent a total of 5 discs. Many people use this to cover school holidays and breaks where they tend to watch more films.

Here are a few comments f r o m happy Cinema Paradiso customers.

“I used to be with Amazon before I changed to you, best thing I ever did!” -Bruce f r o m Grantham

“I am leaving the country sorry but your service was and is fantastic!!!!!” -Robert f r o m Cambridge

I wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful service,this is such an excellent DVD club. The films barring strikes have always been on time and in excellent quality. I recommend you to all my friends and family and you should be proud of having such a brilliant club.” -Margo f r o m Norwich

Cinema Paradiso are currently offering a free starter trial period for all new members providing a risk free means to see what all of the excitement is about. Visit www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk for more information and to see the DVD/Blu-Ray rental packages on offer.

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In The Sunny Caribbean And In Snowy Quebec – Turn-Key Locations For Film, TV Commercials, Video And Still Photo Shoots

Boutique hotels, beach-side villas, island nature parks or alternatively, frozen lakes, log cabins, snowy trails —  they are all  locations serviced throughout 2009-2010 by Montreal Photography Production.

Turn-Key Locations For Film, TV Commercials, Video And Still Photo Shoots

Beauchemin d’Eze, the umbrella company for Montreal Photography ProductionMontreal Locations ScoutsMontreal PhotographersDominican Republic Locations Scouts, in business since 1984, provides Canadian and international clients with turn-key locations for film, TV commercials, video and still photo “shoots”.

According to Michelle d’Eze, the company’s CEO, “Over the long winter months, the demand for sun destinations is very high. In the Caribbean, the days are longer, and the natural light is ideal for fashion shoots and other outdoor scenarios. That is why we deploy separate teams of professionals: some in the Caribbean and the others to service projects requiring typical winter settings in Quebec.”

The dual-front operation has paid off for the company. To date, it has worked on more than 50 projects including, TV reality shows, catalogues, magazine features, films, video and TV commercials.

The firm offers an extensive range of support services that can be booked individually or as a complete package. These include location scouting, set managing/coordinating, requisitioning and processing of permits, casting, photography, studios rentals, equipment rentals, accommodations, catering, transportation (automobiles, boats, helicopters, Winnebago rentals) and all other production needs. Moreover, the company handles all the “nitty-gritty” tasks that are so time-consuming and bothersome for a producer working abroad – – tasks such as customs, work permits and on-site logistics.

The company is headed by Michelle d’Eze who has more than 25 years experience in multimedia and Serge Beauchemin, an award-winning photographer/photo editor. The Montreal-based team is widely known and highly regarded for exceptional expertise in advertising and editorial as well as in film, television and video production .

In just the last two years, the firm has quadrupled its business volume, with contracts from international clients including Oxelo for Decathlon ( France); W Magazine (Celine Dion photo shoot), Volkswagen (Routan), The DDB Worldwide Advertising Group (Tourism Canada), CQ Magazine (Tourism Montreal) Elle Magazine (USA and Europe),  Grice, Ready-to-wear,Geneva; Young and Rubicam Paris (Kiabi), Garraud-Paris, Oscar de la Renta,  Esperanza for Fleisher Film , Telecom for CNN, Mitsubishi, Bikini Village and other clients of the same caliber.

“Adds Michelle d’Eze, “Our Caribbean office gives us the ability to offer our budget-conscious clients considerable savings on accommodations, transportation and support staff. Furthermore, after three years on the ground, we know our way around permitting, customs and all the little nuances of interacting with local suppliers. In a nutshell, we deliver an international standard of service while at the same time, enabling our clients to benefit from the scenery and relaxed atmosphere of one of the great vacation destinations of the world.”

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Sky Invites You To Host Your Own Sky+HD Party

Sky is giving Sky+HD customers the chance to share their high definition TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party.

Each party host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD (worth £3.91) and a £10 M&S voucher to help kick off the party.

To qualify for the offer, party hosts need to set up their Sky+HD Party and invite three or more friends who must accept their online invitations by 5pm on 17th November. Friends must be over 18 and cannot be members of the same household.

The Sky+HD Party hosts and their guests will get closer to the explosive action of a Hollywood blockbuster with the sharper detail and clearer quality sound of high definition.

Sky+HD customers are given a choice of three films – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover or Angels and Demons – shown exclusively from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Customers hosting their own Sky+HD Party will also be able to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or The Hangover the same week as their DVD and Blu-Ray release. The Sky+HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties.

Sky+ HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties. Subscribers can receive one screening of their chosen film on the day they decide to host their party. The friends invited must not be members of the same household and must be over 18. The host needs to be an existing Sky+HD customer to participate in the offer and only Sky+HD customers whose HD viewing card went active before 4th November 2009 are eligible for this offer. All friends must accept their invitations online by 5pm on 17 November and the parties will need to take place on one day between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of December 2009.

Further terms and conditions can be found on www.sky.com/hdparty

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Sky Movies Announces Free Weekend Pass

Sky Movies has announced a weekend of free movies allowing all Sky TV customers to watch premium Sky Movies content, free of charge f r o m 6pm on Friday the 30 October until 6am on Monday the 2 November.

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 1 HD will be available for the duration of the weekend giving all Sky TV subscribers the chance to watch their favourite movies uninterrupted, unedited and all in glorious high definition.

The Free Weekend Pass will allow viewers to watch a selection of current Sky Movies favourites such as Atonement, Enchanted and The Incredible Hulk as well as all time classics like The Usual Suspects, The Godfather and Sleepless in Seattle. All the movies in the weekend will be available in both standard and high definition.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, said: “We want to show Sky TV subscribers what a fantastic variety of films we have on Sky Movies. The line-up for the weekend is great and shows what an extensive breadth of content we have on the channel.”

As well as the films Sky Movies will screen a selection of exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest names including Ricky Gervais and Jim Carrey; viewers will also be able to watch the first two episodes f r o m  Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two.

F r o m 26 October, the Sky Movies HD service will have a total of 10 HD channels available, showing more HD film content than any other UK broadcaster.

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Sky+HD Reveals The Science Behind Movie Tears

A new study by Sky+HD and Professor Kim A. Bard from the University of Portsmouth has revealed the science behind why movies have us reaching the tissues.

Through identifying the key factors which set tears rolling, Professor Bard can now unveil the top ten movie tearjerkers of all time with ‘Beaches’ taking the top spot and explain how watching them in more detail in high definition can make us cry even more.

Professor Bard, a psychologist at the Centre of the Study of Emotion at the University of Portsmouth, analysed a selection of movies in both HD and standard definition identifying four key triggers that set lips quivering and eyes streaming. These include how often the characters wept (Tear Count), the overall sadness of the movie (Sadness Index) and the underlying positive message of the film (Inspirational Index), all moderated by the degree of happiness experienced (Happy Highs). Her study also revealed how, when used in the right combination, these elements can produce an intensive emotional experience and that is intensified even further when movies are watched in high definition.

Professor Bard said: “Watching tearjerkers in high definition is more emotive than standard viewing because with high definition the actions of the face associated with sadness and with teariness are much more clearly evident.

“This ranges f r o m the very subtle drawing in and downward movements of the inner eyebrows and the glistening of tears, to the more obvious full crying face. In high definition, each teardrop as well as the tracks of tears streaming down the face are more visible, engendering sadness and even tears in ourselves through the dual process of facial mimicry, where we mimic the character’s expression on our own face, leading to emotion contagion, where we feel the associated emotion to the expression being mimicked.”

Beaches came out at the top of the survey followed closely by The Colour Purple, Schindler’s List and Philadelphia.

Michelle Golding f r o m Sky+HD said: “There’s no better way to watch a movie at home than in high definition. Sky+HD doesn’t just make images clearer, it makes the whole experience more intense.”

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2 Million Reality TV Addicts Made Full Use Of Their Sky+ And Sky+HD Boxes

With X Factor on ITV1 at 8pm – 9.15pm on Saturday 19th September, and Strictly Come Dancing on BBC 1 from 7.25pm – 9.05pm, fans were forced to choose between the two. However, data released by Sky shows that 1.9 million households chose to set their Sky+ boxes to record either show, allowing them not to miss the top-rated Saturday night programmes.

Figures also show that not only did X Factor win the live ratings battle, with 9.3 million viewers compared to Strictly Come Dancing’s 7.7 million, but was also the preferred choice of Sky+ users. Over 1.2 million people chose to watch X Factor at a later time via Sky+, whilst around half that amount (686,000) set their Sky+ boxes for Strictly Come Dancing*.

A Sky spokesperson commented: “Scheduling clashes like this are what Sky+ was made for. It’s great we’ve been able to save two million people from a difficult decision and enabled them to watch every second of their favourite shows.”

It will be interesting to see who will win the battle this weekend.

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Free Weekend Pass By Sky

Sky has revealed poll results indicating that forgetful Brits spend ONE MONTH of their lives looking for the television remote control. The poll was conducted to coincide with the launch of Sky’s Free Weekend Pass.

The Sky Free Weekend Pass means that for the first time ever, from 18th-20th September anyone with Freeview, cable or Sky TV can sample the best of Sky TV on free-to-air channel Sky3, with a range of shows from popular pay TV channels like: Sky1, Sky Sports, MTV, Disney, LIVING, FX, National Geographic Channel, Home, Sky Movies and Sky Arts.

To launch the Free Weekend Pass, Sky polled 4,000 Brits about their remote control habits and found that the average telly viewer loses the zapper an average of 3.2 times a week and spends more than four minutes looking for it each time.

That means each week viewers spend 15 minutes hunting for the pesky little device – nearly 13 hours each year – or 31 DAYS during the average adult lifetime.

Kathryn Drought from Sky’s Free Weekend Pass said: “The remote control is such a well-used item in the nation’s homes but it’s one of those things people are forever trying to find – normally down the back of the sofa.

“The average zapper goes through a lot in its life – from being lost under a table, or in with the kids’ toys, to being found in the fridge.”

“TV plays such a big part in people’s lives, it’s not surprising who is in control of the remote is such a hot household topic”.

The nationwide survey revealed some remarkable remote control politics that go on inside the typical home.

Careless house-holders have found the missing remote in a variety of places, including down the back of the sofa, under a cushion or seat.

But more unusual spots were also revealed, bizarrely inside the fridge, in the bin, kitchen cupboard or with the kids’ toys.

The research found three in ten have hidden the remote from someone else and 17% have thrown it at someone in a fit of ‘remote rage’.

Households have argued at least four times in the last month over the remote control, with having to watch football, channel hopping and soaps most likely to spark rifts.

One in five households argue over the remote when someone they can’t stand appears on the TV – with Katie Price, Kerry Katona and Victoria Beckham being voted the celebs most likely to make people switch channel.

A whopping 62% said reality TV shows make them change channel. Big Brother was voted the most annoying programme, followed by Jeremy Kyle and X Factor.

Two thirds of respondents said that men are more possessive about the remote than women. And half said they feel much happier when they are in control of the remote.

The poll found Brits watch fours of TV a day, channel-hopping for at least eight minutes every hour.

The typical household has four remotes lying around the house and 60 per cent admit it being the household item they lose the most.

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Cinema Paradiso Expands DVD And Blue Ray Rental Service

In these tough economic times it is refreshing to hear a success story. As people cut back their spending and tighten their belts they look for a service or product which enables them to achieve their objectives and desires at a lower cost.

One such cut back is that of people going to the cinema to watch films. Increasingly people are staying at home and watching films on their own home cinema systems.

Although this is cheaper than regularly visiting the cinema many people are discovering the benefits of online film rental services.

Cinema Paradiso are seeing and increasing trend of people staying at home and watching rented films. It is however quite expensive to keep buying the latest films on DVD and Blu-Ray so to fill this need Cinema Paradiso have expanded their rental service to include recently released titles on both formats.

Blu-Ray has established itself as the market leader in high definition entertainment and as a result carries a premium price. With Cinema Paradiso offering Blu-Ray/DVD rental packages starting at just a few pounds per month people can now get access to these titles and realise the full potential of their High Definition home cinema equipment.

The service works via the post. Each user manages a list of titles wanted and these are shipped out by 1st class post when you subscribe. Then when each DVD/Blu-Ray disc is returned it is replaced with a title from your list.

The prices are based on the number of films rented per month and at any one time. Customers can choose from 2 DVDs per month (1 at a time) for the price of £4.89 to£24.99 (5 at a time) for unlimited rentals. There are a number of packages to suit everyone’s viewing pleasure For most average people who would only watch a couple of films each month the budget package is fine. Cinema Paradiso provide service on their limited packaged where unused rentals are transferred over from one month to another if you haven’t managed to use all of them. This is especially important for busy people who rent fewer films.

Cinema Paradiso members can also enjoy flexibility and upgrade their package at any point allowing them more rental opportunities.

Cinema Paradiso pride themselves on their excellent customer service and fast turnaround times. Even those on the budget packages receive the same levels of care and attention. New titles and films are regularly added guaranteeing plenty of choice.

Here are a few comments from happy Cinema Paradiso customers.

“I used to be with Amazon before I changed to you, best thing I ever did!” -Bruce from Grantham

“I am leaving the country sorry but your service was and is fantastic!!!!!” -Robert from Cambridge

I wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful service,this is such an excellent dvd club. The films barring strikes have always been on time and in excellent quality. I recommend you to all my friends and family and you should be proud of having such a brilliant club.” -Margo from Norwich

Cinema Paradiso are currently offering a free starter trial period for all new members providing a risk free means to see what all of the excitement is about. Visit www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk for more information and to see the DVD/Blu-Ray rental packages on offer.

Company Background
Cinema Paradiso were established in 2003 and have a library of over 65,000 titles. They are based in the UK and specialise in the rental of DVD and Blu-Ray films. Cinema Paradiso pride themselves on their excellent customer service and fast turnaround times. Even those on the budget packages receive the same levels of care and attention. New titles and films are regularly added guaranteeing plenty of choice. Cinema Paradiso is also well known for its extensive library of World cinema titles ranging from Argentina to Yugoslavia ensuring one of the widest and most varied rental collections anywhere.

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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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Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, two teens from isolated Hilo, HI, captured the hearts of peers worldwide through their hilarious videos. In September ‘08, they became the #1 most subscribed channel on YouTube and now are starring in a feature film, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

YouTube? Your Tube? No, it’s their tube! Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, two teenagers have become so popular on You Tube that they are now starring in a professionally filmed, full-length motion picture, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, using the title of Nigahiga, reached the heights of being named the number one most subscribed YouTube channel for September 2008—that’s more than 660,000 subscribers! Their increasing popularity led to the making of the film, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

Popular may be an understatement. They have posted 57 videos during the past two years, which have been viewed more than 175 million times. These teenage comedic videos soon caught the attention of Derek Zemrak, the Founder of the California Independent Film Festival, and thus “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” was born.

The film is the real-life story of two young web celebrities who find themselves brought to Hollywood to audition and screen test for starring roles in the next big “buddy” film. Sought out by a producer, (played by Michael Buckley of YouTube fame) about to be kicked off the studio lot, Ryan and Sean are put through the grueling process of makeovers, massages, tanning beds, singing, dancing and action picture auditions.

Higa and Fujiyoshi bring a genuine and natural comedic performance to strange and sometimes surreal situations that are packed with hilarity. This teen comedy has something for everyone. Their current fans of You Tube will be especially surprised at how their Stars shine on the big screen. Non-stop fun and that special brand of humor that is Ryan and Sean can be found in this feature length film.

Recently, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” premiered to sold-out crowds and throngs of screaming teenagers in Honolulu and San Francisco. The hilarious and entertaining film is currently available exclusively on DVD at www.ryanandseansmovie.com.

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, Background
Higa and Fujiyoshi started making videos because they were bored after school and didn’t want to go outside in the rain. Higa, who recently started his freshman year at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, said living in Hilo started it all.

“There’s not much to do other than go watch a movie. Pretty much boredom kicked it off for us, and our parents didn’t mind because it kept us out of trouble.”

They created the videos to share with friends — nothing more. One day, when one of those friends couldn’t come over and Higa and Fujiyoshi didn’t feel like going out, they posted a lip-sync video on the Internet. Later, they saw that it received 100 hits.

“How did it get so many views?” Higa recalls wondering. “Did that person click on it 100 times?”

Demand for their unique style grew. It was the ninja video that first earned 1 million views.

With videos viewed over 160 million times, 18-year-old Ryan Higa’s wildly popular YouTube channel features Higa’s opinions and romps, as well as interviews with stars like Milo Ventimiglia and online duos with Will Farrell. One recent video was viewed over 653,000 times in only 1 week, another 201,000 times in 1 day.

Independent movie producer Derek Zemrak saw the “Ninja” clip when his 10-year-old son said all his friends in Los Angeles were talking about it.

“I immediately saw the raw talent,” says Zemrak, a producer/writer/director with a background in horror films.

Higa said spending several weeks making the movie in San Francisco was “very tiring” and “much harder” than he anticipated. But Zemrak says the young men were “so natural when they got out here.”

Of their growing fame, however, Higa remains somewhat ambivalent. “It’s kind of surprising,” he says simply. But he expresses a bit more enthusiasm for the movie itself.”It’s kind of unbelievable, especially since we’re from Hilo, and not much big things come from Hilo that I’m aware of.”

For additional information on “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” contactGreg Sandler, Shockwave Media or visit www.ryanandseansmovie.com.

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Greg Sandler, Project Manager
Shockwave Media Inc.

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Quantum of Solace: The new 007 James Bond: Even if the producers have James Bond wear an Omega in the new Bond film, star Daniel Craig wears a Rolex Submariner in tribute to the legacy of Ian Fleming and Sean Connery

Rolex: Quantum of Solace’s new 007 James Bond, Daniel Craig chooses to wear a Rolex Submariner 6358, even to interviews for the new Bond film. When playing James Bond in the film, however, Daniel Craig wears an Omega. Now what exactly is going on here?

With Quantum of Solace predicted to rake in over $60 million dollars on opening weekend, the producers of the new James Bond may not be worrying about the maverick approach of the new 007, Daniel Craig. Then again, maybe they should be listening to the wisdom of their chosen star and honor a great legacy.

This article, by John Lavitt, can be viewed in its entirety at the MJ Rolex Watch Blog:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/daniel-craig-wears-a-rolex-to-honor-the-legacy-of-james-bond/

Why is Daniel Craig a maverick? Although James Bond wears an Omega in the new films, Daniel Craig chooses to go against the grain of his producers and wears a classic Rolex Submariner 6358 to his interviews and in his personal life. Since Ian Fleming wrote in the original novels that his character James Bond wears a Rolex and Sean Connery always wore a Rolex Submariner 6358 in the early classic films, Daniel Craig pays tribute to these cultural icons by wearing a Rolex. At a recent GQ photo shoot, the entire wardrobe was styled for Daniel Craig, except for one key element: “Watch by Rolex, Craig’s own.”

Learn more about the James Bond’s Rolex Submariner at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/content/rolex_education_rolex_journey_of_submariner.htm

An example of a Rolex Submariner that has historically been used in James Bond films can be seen here: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/submariner_ss_black_388.htm

Even if Omega named their new watch after James Bond and was willing to pay a bundle for the product placement, maybe the producers should respect the awareness shown by their star of the true legacy and history of their character. Throughout his time as 007, Sean Connery was equipped with the Rolex Submariner, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and Ian Fleming clearly chose Rolex as the watch worn by his creation. “Daniel Craig likes to tell a story about his watch. It is a Rolex Submariner 6358, an exact replica of the one he remembers Sean Connery wearing in Goldfinger.” (Empire Magazine). Now is the time for the producers of James Bond to follow the lead of their star and honor the legacy of Ian Fleming and Sean Connery — Give 007 back his Rolex

This article was published by the MJ Rolex Watch Blog, 
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/ , or in the U.K. at
http://www.melrosejewelers.co.uk/rolex-watch-blog/

Melrose Jewelers has the world’s largest information and education section guide about Rolex watches found here: http://www.melrosejewelers.co.uk/content/rolex_education.htm

The MJ Rolex Watch Blog is published by Melrose Jewelers, http://www.MelroseJewelers.com, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer. Melrose Jewelers is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date presidential and Rolex Oyster are trademarks of Rolex USA and a list of New Rolex Watch Dealers can be found at the Rolex website. Melrose Jewelers intends to complement the jewelry store offerings of Tiffany’s (TIF), Zales (ZLC), Amazon.co.uk (AMZN), Blue Nile UK (NILE), and Signet (Kay Jewelers & Jared The Galleria) (NYSE: SIG) with Rolex wristwatches.

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers, America’s largest online Preowned Rolex watch retailer, in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches),Time and Gems (Time & Gems, Time&Gems), Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch and Stein Diamonds. Watch Finder ( WatchFinder ) WatchFinder.co.uk , Second Time Round ( Second Time Around ) SecondTimeRound.com , Dream Watches Dream-Watches.co.uk , Watches.co.uk , & Blowers Jewellers blowers-jewellers.co.uk.

 

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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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Messenger Films Will Begin Principal Photography Of The Motion Picture, The Bill Collector

The film, Bill Collector, is modeled after the film production Facing the Giants. Prayer, faith, hard work and lots of volunteer efforts have made both Facing the Giants and The Bill Collector possible. For the time, talent and treasure offered by our volunteers, we give thanks to God.

In the spirit of generosity and blessing which we are already experiencing, we encourage you to make a donation toward the production of The Bill Collector. We are still in need of financial support and any size donation is appreciated and valued. While today’s financial news may be a reminder of the transitory nature of money and possessions, we know our investments in God’s kingdom are safe and guaranteed to bring eternal rewards. We encourage you to make your tax-deductible gift to Messenger Films today.

The Bill Collector has a large cast of over 35 speaking roles and 12 locations. We are only able to achieve this undertaking through generous donations of goods, services and finances. For example:

1) A Christian ministry has donated multiple items such as a grip truck filled with lighting and camera supplies, a large generator able to power our remote locations and editing facilities for our post-production.

2) A local catering company has reduced its rates by 50% to feed our cast and crew for the entire shoot; plus, a local church is picking up the tab for the remainder of the food costs. There is such a thing as a free lunch!

3) A choir robe manufacturer has donated 25 new beautiful choir robes for us to use for the production.

4) A local casting agency has agreed to find and cast our extras at no cost. These extras will also appear as background actors, absolutely free!

5) Finally, over 150 volunteers are stepping forward to house, drive or otherwise help in various capacities on the production.

The Bill Collector is written, directed and executive produced by veteran filmmaker Cristóbal Krusen, who is also president and founder of Messenger Films. Cristóbal is the writer and director of Final Solution, a true tale of racial and spiritual reconciliation in Christ set in apartheid-era South Africa. He is also the co-writer and director of First Landing, the true tale of Reverend Robert Huntand the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity for this new film. Please make tax deductible donations here:

Checks and money orders can be sent to:

Messenger Films
P.O. Box 15008
Chesapeake, VA 23328-5008

Credit card and Paypal donations can be made securely online through the Messenger Films website, at https://p.secure.hostingprod.com/@www.messengerfilms.com/ssl/

Watch the video promo for Messenger Films:
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About The Cast And A Synopsis Of The Film, The Bill Collector:

In The Bill Collector, Lorenzo Adams (Gary Moore) works as a manipulative, overbearing bill collector in Norfolk, Virginia. His checkered past, however, comes back to haunt him when Frankie Gutiérrez (played by Danny Trejo), a loan shark and small-time hoodlum, shows up demanding payment in full on an old debt. Desperate for answers, Lorenzo comes up with the cockamamie scheme of firing the regular staff and bringing in residents of an inner city mission to raise the needed money fast. In spite of Lorenzo’s less than honorable intentions, good things eventually come to all involved, as people who never had much of a chance in life (as well as those who have “blown” their chances) find spiritual transformation and meaning in their new work.

The Bill Collector features renowned Christian worship leader, Dr. Ron Kenoly, as “Pastor Kevin”, bringing a warm, genuine presence to the comedic, sometimes gritty crime story. Kenoly’s emphasis on jubilant praise and musical excellence has endeared him to congregations all over the world. His first critical success came in 1992 with the worship album Lift Him Up. He received the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for best “Praise and Worship Album” in 1997.

Elisabeth Omilami brings a loving, welcoming force as Wanda, Pastor Kevin’s wife. Elisabeth has appeared in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (starring Jim Caveziel), Madea’s Family Reunion (from creator Tyler Perry) and the new Christian classic The List (starring Malcolm McDowell and Will Patton). She is the daughter of noted civil rights leader Hosea Williams.

Tom Ohmer stars as Lorenzo’s boss, Stan Davenport. Tom appears in Charlie Wilson’s War (with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts) and TV’s The Unit, Crossing Jordan, and The O.C.

Veteran character actor Danny Trejo brings an aura of criminal muscle as Frankie Gutiérrez. Danny appears in all three Spy Kids movies (from director Robert Rodriguez starring Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino). Danny Trejo has also appeared on TV programs Stargate: Atlantis, The X Files, Baywatch, and Walker, Texas Ranger.

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