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Wacky Independent Comedy Romp “Stroke of Luck” Goes Global at Cannes

Lenox, MA, 2022-May-12 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Christian Frelinghuysen‘s directorial debut “Stroke of Luck,” is a quirky romantic comedy romp about a screw-up kid from the city falling in love with a country girl, all while getting caught up in a bizarre crime ring involving a talking horse and an evil rock star. Inspired by the works of Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, 40 Year-old Virgin), the film champions love, solves the crime, saves the farm, gets the girl and redeems relationships through a series of unpredictable events and unexpected characters.

“Stroke of Luck” will make its international launch for Cannes’ Online Market with sales being handled by Terese Linden Kohn’s TALK Global Media.

“Stroke of Luck” world premiered at the Calgary Independent Film Festival, where it won ‘Best Comedy Film.’ Since then the film has been racking up festival prizes and audience awards across the globe including ‘Best Cast’ at the Vesuvius International Film Festival, ‘Best Feature Script’ at Toronto Independent Film Festival, as well as ‘Best International Film’. At the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival alone ‘Stroke of Luck’ swept in 5 awards: ‘Best Producer,’ ‘Best Feature Director,’ ‘Best Editing,’ ‘Best Original Score,’ and ‘Best Cinematography’. Others include ‘Best Feature Film,‘ Mahattanhenge Film Awards, ‘Best Comedy Nominee,’ Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival (London), ‘Official Selection’ at Dublin International Comedy Film Festival and Fargo Fantastic Film Festivals.

Terese Linden Kohn, TALK Global Media, notes “now is a great time to offer the international marketplace an opportunity to acquire a film that just wants to have some fun. And who doesn’t love a talking horse!”

Young Nathan (Kyle Derosiers) has pulled a damaging prank at his school in the city and is sent to his father’s farm to work it off. But Nathan finds much more than he bargained for when he gets there, including Sarah, (Sara Ball) a very charming, independent farm hand, a bizarre crime ring, and a horse that only he can hear talk. Featuring a great cast including Patty Guggenheim (Florida Girls), and John Popper (lead singer of the band Blues Traveler). Directed and co-authored by first-time feature filmmaker, Christian Frelinghuysen. Produced by Mark Farrell (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Z Rock). Shot entirely in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/707007176

Where to follow the film and its journey:
Website: https://www.StrokeOfLuckMovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stroke-of-Luck-106598211716346
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stroke_of_luck_movie/

Sales Contact:
Terese Linden Kohn
TALK Global Media
Facebook: @TALKglobalMedia/
Instagram: @TALKglobalMedia

Media Contact:
Terri See, Media Producer
Email: iamTerriSee@gmail.com


Parallax Media Ventures Announces B.C. – BACK TO CIVILIZATION, the first feature film adaptation of the Perennial Classic Comic Strip ‘B.C.’ [Product]

Parallax Animation Story Team – Including Veterans from Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and Illumination – Adapt Classic Comic Strip

Redwood City, California, USA, 2018-May-09 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Parallax Media Ventures, a leading animation storytelling production company, today announced that it is developing the classic American comic strip, ‘B.C.’ by John Hart Studios as an animated feature film. The team’s pitch reel, featuring storyboard images and concept paintings, will be available for private viewing in May. The feature is a 4-quadrant title Parallax is shoring up for early 2021 release, and currently meeting with potential partners and financiers.

Parallax and Hart Studios will attend the Licensing Expo May 22-24 in Las Vegas to discuss this project with interested parties. To schedule a time to meet and view the pitch reel, please email Kevin Richardson at kevin_richardson@parallaxmedia.ventures

Founded in 2015, Parallax Media Ventures is led by Kevin Richardson, a former executive and senior producer at Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts and Mattel Interactive, and on feature films for leading domestic firms as LucasFilms, Hyperion, Colossal; and abroad at Wang Films Taiwan, MS Films Germany, KingKey Animation China, and most recently Studio Climb Malaysia. Kevin initially became interested in ‘B.C.’ in high school when he produced an animated short on the building of Stonehenge with characters inspired by the strip.

“Today, Johnny Hart’s grandsons Mason and Mick are the wizards behind the daily comic strip,” said Patti Hart of John Hart Studios. “Using their grandfather’s playbook, they take inspiration from trends, headlines, and the politics du-jour and spin them into timeless commentaries and general silliness. We are super excited about seeing B.C. continue its journey onto the big screen. It’s been a great pleasure working with Parallax Media Ventures. Kevin has put together an amazing team and their level of professionalism continues to impress us.”

“B.C. is an American classic like apple pie and baseball,” said Richardson. “60 years strong, the daily strip runs in over 800 North American newspapers – newspapers with a reach of 64.4 million readers. This gives us a tremendous connection to the fans, and allows us to expand B.C. to an on-screen and off-screen experience. Mason, Mick, and Patti at Hart Studios have helped us understand and blow out the characters – right down to what they eat for breakfast! Thanks to the time-tested and quirky ensemble, there’s no shortage of fun material to work with.”

The Parallax ‘B.C.’ team has collectively worked on 18 animated features, with an aggregate $10 billion USD box office.

The Parallax ‘B.C.’ team includes:

  • Julia Lundman – Julia Lundman is a concept illustrator with over twenty years of experience in the entertainment business. Classically trained, she started her career in commercial animation, art directing commercials and animated shorts, one of which, “Stubble Trubble” was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999. After moving to San Francisco in 2000, she moved into concept art and illustration for games, concept art for Lego, and served as Art Director on Disney’s animated series, “Whisker Haven Tales”, produced at Ghostbot. She was honored to be a finalist in the ILM Art Station worldwide contest in 2015 for key frame concept art.
  • Claus Dzalakowski, art direction/look development – based in Australia Claus recently opened a facility in India for animation and FX work. Claus has worked on animated features and TV in over 10 countries and has held key positions on several Nickelodeon productions such as Bubbleguppies.
  • Dave Fulp – Story Artist – 35 years of animation, story, and design experience for projects such as Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Disney, Pixar, Universal, Warner Bros., Laika, and more.
  • Mike Cachuela – Story Artist – 30 years of story development experience including classics Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. Instrumental in setting up animation feature studios like LAIKA where he co-directed Coraline.
  • Jim Beihold – story consultant – more than 16 features in 30 years, including work on Tarzan; The Little Mermaid, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Jaikumar Balasubramanian – animation pipe and pre-viz – one of India’s best animation directors and CG pipeline and FX masters, he has worked for Technicolor, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Sony Imageworks.

Parallax Media Ventures is a boutique global animation storytelling production studio that focuses on early-stage independent feature film properties. Parallax currently has several properties in development, and is comprised of some of the leading animation experts in the industry. Based in Redwood City, California, the company operates using a distributed, virtual, team model. Parallax Media Ventures can be found on the Web at www.parallaxmedia.ventures and on Twitter at @ParallaxMV

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you would like a photograph of Kevin Richardson, founder of Parallax Media Ventures; Parallax Media Ventures team members, or concept art images from ‘B.C. – BACK TO CIVILIZATION’ please contact Kevin Richardson at kevin_richardson@parallaxmedia.ventures or +1-510-366-8562.
Parallax Media Ventures is a trademark of Parallax Media Ventures.
B.C. Copyright and Trademark: © & TM Ida Hart Trust. All Rights Reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact-Details: Kevin Richardson

Official Website for NBA All Star Weekend February 15-17, 2013 in Houston, Texas

The best All-Star Game in Professional sports returns to Houston, Texas for the 62nd Annual NBA All-Star Game to take place during All Star Weekend in Houston, Texas February 15-17, 2013.

Houston, TX (USA), February 01, 2013 — The best All-Star Game in Professional sports returns to Houston, Texas for the 62nd Annual NBA All-Star Game to take place during All Star Weekend in Houston, Texas February 15-17, 2013.

It only happens once a year; it brings the World’s best basketball players to one place for a pick-up game. This is the 62nd Annual NBA All Star Game and it will take place in Houston, Texas during NBA All Star Weekend. Houston All Star Weekend brings the biggest names from Entertainment and Professional Sports to party for the weekend.

The 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas starts on Friday with the Celebrity Game and Rising stars challenge. All-Star Saturday Night is sponsored by State farm and consists of the famous slam dunk contest, 3 point shootout and more. Sunday is the 62nd annual NBA All Star Game in Houston, Texas.

In between all of the NBA in Arena events is a huge party. Artists such as Jay-z, 2 chainz, lil Wayne, rick Ross all hold events and perform at after parties. You have other famous people hosting events such as Kevin Hart, Floyd Mayweather and more. Also, most big name NBA Players hold events such as Dwight Howard, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and more. Anyone can buy tickets to the in arena events and after parties.

If you are looking for Tickets to NBA Events, After-Party tickets, Bottle Service visit the official website for NBA All Star Weekend in Houston Texas at http://www.HoustonAllStarWeekend.com.

If you are in Houston, Texas and promoter or local business – http://www.HoustonAllStarWeekend.com website has exclusive opportunities to reach hundreds of thousands visiting the website. Visit http://www.HoustonAllStarWeekend.com/advertise for more information.

Press & Media Contact:
Jeremy Johnson, GM
Houston, TX – USA

NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 in Houston Texas Official Website Launched

HoustonAllStarWeekend.com is the official NBA All-Star Weekend website. Houston Texas will host the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2013.

Houston, TX (USA), December 08, 2012 — The one time of year that all of the best basketball players in the world will be in one place. That is what NBA All-Star Weekend is all about. Everyone who is anyone goes to All-Star Weekend and this year it will be back in Houston, Texas. The biggest names from music, sports, movies all go to All-Star Weekend to party. This is the one time of year that almost every big name hosts an event or parties. Diddy, Drake, Lil Wayne, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather, Jay-z, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Birdman, Carmelo Anthony are just a few of the names that will be in the city of Texas February 14-17, 2013.

http://www.HoustonAllStarWeekend.com is the official website for party information, tickets, travel and much more. If you are a party promoter you can advertise on the website to get your event in front of millions. Also, the official facebook page for Houston All-Star Weekend is at http://www.Facebook.com/HoustonAllStarweekend be sure to like Houston All-Star Weekend for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday February 17, 2013. The official twitter page is http://www.Twitter.com/HTownWeekend make sure to tweet #htownweekend in your tweets to show your love for Houston All Star Weekend. We hope to see you in Houston this February for the biggest party of 2013.

Press & Media Contact:
Mark Daniel, Press Manager
Houston, TX – USA

Cameron Diaz to be the new face of TAG Heuer Watches

Jun 22 2011 /RTPR/– Hollywood starlet Cameron Diaz is set to become the latest high profile celebrity to endorse TAG Heuer watches.

Although an official announcement is yet to be made, reputable sources report that Diaz is set to join Leonardo DiCaprio as an ambassador for the popular, prestigious watch brand.

TAG Heuer watches, which are particularly popular in Diaz’s native US, have long been associated with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars; prior to DiCaprio’s current role as ambassador, Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman both featured in TAG Heuer campaigns.

With sources pointing to Diaz being next in line to the TAG Heuer ambassador throne, the company’s reputation for attracting the Hollywood elite is as strong as ever.

Diaz can currently be seen in cinemas in hit comedy ‘Bad Teacher’, where she stars alongside ex Justin Timberlake, and was last year ranked by Forbes Magazine as the third highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

The actress’s box office appeal has spanned over a decade of cinema, from her breakout turn in ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to dramatic roles (‘In Her Shoes’, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’), indie endeavours (‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘A Life Less Ordinary’) and successful franchises (‘Shrek’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’).

Her new role as TAG Heuer ambassador will cast Diaz in a promotional role for the Swiss watch brand. Upon an official announcement, promotional shots featuring Diaz wearing a timepiece will be expected shortly afterwards.

TAG Heuer watches have provided watch fans and collectors with the best in Swiss ‘avant-garde’ since 1860. Many of the brand’s watches have gone on to become iconic examples of watch-making craftsmanship, including the Carrera line and the infamous Monaco. TAG’s long-established relationship with the field of motorsports means Diaz will feel right at home, following her stint behind the wheel of an Indy Race Car in the first ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie.

For more information on TAG Heuer watches and for all the latest ambassador developments, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

Contact Details: 95 High Street
Brierley Hill
West Midlands
Telephone: 0138478431
E-mail: luke.mcnaney@thbaker-watches.co.uk
Website: http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk


Blackberry Torch 9800 arrived with the best offers

Blackberry torch 9800 is equipped with 3G network which provides you fast internet connection with the help of Wi-Fi. This phone has a sliding QWERTY keypad along with a 3.2 inches wide TFT capacitive touchscreen which supports 16 million colors. Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Multi-touch input method and Optical trackpad is also there as the additional features of the display. The storage capacity of this handset is 4 GB in which one can store a lot of personal favorite videos songs, movies, audio tracks, pictures and many more amazing applications like games and all. And if required the memory can be easily expandable up to 32 GB with the help of microSD card only.

The 5 MP camera of this handset captures a great quality of pictures with the help of LED flash and auto focus. Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus and image stabilization  are also there as the additional features of the camera. BlackBerry OS 6.0 is as the operating system of the which is known as the best OS and the latest one. Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is present for accomplishing the little bit of official tasks from the handset only. Media player MP3/WMA/eAAC+/FlAC/OGG player and Video player DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 is also there. And when it comes to backup this amazing handset provides you Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 336 h (3G) in standby and Up to 5 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 40 min (3G) in talk time.

And the second-best part is that this large device is easy acquirable online with blackberry torch contract deals which includes best offers like the very costly free gifts like Sony PSP, Laptops, Video games and LCD TVs in different sizes. There are a lot of Blackberry phones are available online where you just have to choose the best one for yourself.

Horror Film “The Kult” Begins Principal Photography in Southern California

Horror Film “The Kult” Begins Principal Photography in Southern California

San Diego-based Gharial Productions announces that upcoming horror film The Kult began principal photography on September 27, 2010 in San Diego and Riverside Counties under the direction of Kip Shelton.

The screenplay is based on the best selling thriller by UK author Shaun Jeffrey, and it weaves a terrifying story of a hunt for a serial killer. Acting out of misguided loyalty to his friends, Detective Prosper Snow is goaded into helping them perform a copycat killing. But when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too. If he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn’t, he risks being killed.

The screenplay went into negotiations in the middle of November 2009 between Gharial Productions and Leucrota Press, and emerged with a solid contract offer and acceptance in early December.

The film stars Joe Soro, an unknown to the Hollywood movie scene, as Detective Prosper Snow. His casting carries on Gharial’s history of casting fresh faces. The entire film will be shot on location in San Diego and Riverside Counties, including the cities of San Diego, Poway, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore.

With two weeks of shooting already under the cast and crews’ belts, the level of excitement on set is palpable. As an added bonus, Shaun Jeffrey flew out to the US on October 5th to visit the set. He and the cast attended a book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Oceanside, CA on the 6th.

The movie website and Facebook page are updated almost daily with new content. Find out more information at: http://www.thekultmovie.com or follow us at http://www.twitter.com/thekultmovie

Contact: Robert Hunter – bobby@gharialproductions.com