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I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

ACTRESS CELESTE SULLY SHINES IN NETFLIX’S BREAKOUT HIT 1BR

Los Angeles, California (September 16, 2020) – A group of crazies tries its hand at social engineering in 1BR, a claustrophobic thriller set in a Los Angeles apartment complex. The film which is now available on Netflix stars actress Celeste Sully, in the role of Lisa, the loyal friend who is the voice of reason to Sarah, played by Nicole Brydon Bloom. 1BR was written and directed by David Marmor and also star Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols and Andrea Gabriel.

Celeste Sully (center) in 1BR

Daily Variety raved: Lisa (Celeste Sully) demonstrates how not to get pushed around by the bosses.” In a time of isolation and social distancing this film has hit a nerve with audiences and has been trending on the top 10 on Netflix since its debut.

Celeste Sully

Sully, the daughter of an Afro/Indo Guyanese mother and an Irish/German father, understands the importance of utilizing her career as a platform for change. Born and raised in Chicago, Celeste is a Method Actor trained by Tony Greco and is a former Division I Basketball Player at Lindsey Wilson College. After graduating with a degree in Biology, Celeste relocated to Los Angeles and has since worked in television, film, commercials and print.

Celeste Sully’s television and film credits include: Second Generation Wayans (Tiffany) acting opposite Tatyana Ali, George O. Gore II, Craig and Damien Dante Wayans and Deray Davis. She was also featured in Toni Braxton’s Biopic: Unbreak My Heart, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, and starring Debbie Morgan, Lex Scott Davis, Tiffany Hines and Skye P. Marshall.

Check out 1BR on Netflix!

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“Tintin Match” launches globally for Android and iOS on Monday, August 31st!

Follow Tintin on his thrilling mobile adventure and experience the exciting mysteries that take him from familiar streets to foreign cities – at your own convenience on your own mobile device and free to play!
Following the successful beta-launch on Google Play, 5th Planet Games in cooperation with Moulinsart are proud to announce the release of Tintin Match, an exciting and fun match 3 mobile game that launches globally on Android and iOS on Monday, August 31st.


Tintin Match is a story-driven, match-3 switcher game where you progress through colorful puzzles built around the universe of Tintin. As you follow the famous reporter on his adventures, you will take on puzzle challenges to unlock and collect iconic Tintin locations and characters known from the books. 


The Crab with the Golden Claws is the first adventure you’ll encounter in the game: The day starts like any other for Tintin and Snowy, but a mystery is always around the corner! Snowy gets his snout stuck inside a crab tin, Thompson & Thomson are investigating counterfeit money, and a stranger gets kidnapped before he can deliver a letter to Tintin. Could all those threads lead to a much bigger mystery?

In order to unravel the mystery perplexing Tintin, you are going to have to beat a selection of hand-crafted match 3 puzzles, each of them sure to challenge the problem solver in you! Obstacle in the way? A piece out of reach? Turns running out? Bring out your best strategies and achieve three stars on the first attempt!


The game has been developed by the 5th Planet Games Berlin Studio in collaboration with Moulinsart, 5th Planet Games is headed by renowned puzzle game expert Moritz Voss; a former technology lead at King, the now Activision-owned, Swedish company behind some of the most successful puzzle games ever published, like Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga. 
Moulinsart actively contributed to the artistic realization of the interface, the “sprites” and the characters of the game with the support of his studios.

Henrik Nielsen, CEO of 5th Planet Games, is looking forward to launching the astonishing new Tintin game on mobile, and credits Moritz Voss’s leadership as a driving factor. “Moritz Voss has excelled in the match 3-genre several times before and we are confident that this game will be THE best game we have ever brought to market”.


Nick Rodwell, Managing Director of Moulinsart, the company behind Tintin, whose Studios actively contributed to the artistic development of this game agrees: “We’re very excited about this opportunity to introduce Tintin to mobile gamers around the world. To let players take on the role of the everyday-man-detective and solve puzzles and mysteries on their own, through a fun and familiar game mechanic, is a great way to expand the Tintin universe. We very much hope that it will be a huge hit among fans of both Tintin and puzzle games throughout the world”.


The rapid rise of smartphone gaming has changed the industry. Match-3 games like Tintin Match are the most prominent subgenre on the US iPhone gaming market, accounting for 21% of the total revenue; according to mobile game insight and analytics firm GameRefinery.

Tintin Match is a game for all players starting aged 9. The game is free to play and available on both Google Play and Apple App Store August 31st. There is also a plan to release it on Chinese Android stores later.


About Tintin:
TINTIN might be the hero everyone would like to be, but is also surely the friend everybody would like to have. A friend who would do anything for the ones he cares about. Today, The Adventures of Tintin still resonates vibrantly: They inspire artists, writers, movie and theatre directors alike. Tintin embodies the universal values in which each and everyone can rely. Tintin is a unique mix, combining exciting stories, a “ligne claire” drawing style and universal themes.
Tintin is famous all over the world. Distributed worldwide, Tintin’s adventures are devoured with the same enthusiasm since its debut back in 1929 in the pages of Le Petit Vingtième. Who could have envisioned such a success? Definitely not its creator, Hergé (Georges Remi), autodidact comic book artist who was lucky enough to publish his work during his teenage years in the pages of Belgium’s scout magazines.


About 5th Planet Games:
5th Planet Games is a mobile games developer and publisher located in Copenhagen and Berlin. We work with strong IPs as the Adventures of Tintin and premium sports brands such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Nyjah Huston (pro Skateboarder). We are proud to expand the world of the succesful Vikings TV series, the legendary game Doodle Jump and our own, Nordic childrens IP Hugo. For more information see www.5thplanetgames.com


About Moulinsart:
MOULINSART is the worldwide exclusive owner of all exploitation rights of HERGÉ’s work, including the copyrights, as well as the reproduction rights and the adaptation rights.
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Fitness and Health Expert Alice Bradley’s Regimen Inspires Many

 

 Alice Bradley has been a professional model for about 15 years mainly in print and live events. She is  currently furthering her career involving her expertise in health & fitness as a coach, she is also am owner and designer to her  very own AB Active Wear- 
Also known as Ms. Sherman Oaks on the pageantry circuit, she recently released her first self published/written book on Amazon Kindle at https://tinyurl.com/aliceebook. The book offers information on the basics of working out, nutrition, positive affirmations, and her active wear line. 
The 2 platforms she uses daily to push her brands are
Her goal is to build her AB Active Wear, book more modeling projects and media spots such as podcasts, radio, events as well as inspire people to have healthier eating habits and fitness routines during this difficult time. 
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World Television premiere of prolific filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s The Beast Beneath starring Genre stars Brinke Stevens & Mel Novak

The much anticipated world television premiere of prolific filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s (Angry Asian Murder Hornets, 5G Zombies), new creature feature The Beast Beneath starring genre stars Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre, Nightmare Sisters) & Mel Novak ( Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death, An Eye For An Eye opposite Chuck Norris), is this Friday August 7th at 10pm Central Standard time (CST) on WGUD-TV’s extremely popular After Hours Cinema show hosted by noted film historian Lee Turner. This broadcast will feature a scene exclusively in 3D.

The Beast Beneath poster
Brinke Stevens
Synopsis: A record Earthquake rocks a small, resort town after a 2000 year old prehistoric blood thirsty beast is unleashed to feast on the local community. It’s up to Aaron (Eric Prochnau, Meathook Massacre 6) and his brilliant scientist sister (Stevens) to crack the case and put a stop to the mayhem before time runs out, all while the cunning  town Mayor George Reid (Novak) tries to cover up the monster’s bloody tracks.
Brinke Stevens and Dustin Ferguson
“I wanted to take this opportunity to create a throwback to the 1970’s made-for-TV Creature Feature I love so dearly. Films like ‘Rattlers’, ‘The Savage Bees’ and even the drive-in hits ‘Bog’, and ‘Blood Beach’ served as big inspirations for this. I only hope I managed to do that era justice,” said Ferguson.
Mel Novak
Lee Turner
Mel Novak
The film is produced by SCS Entertainment in conjunction with After Hours Cinema. Alana Evans, Sheri Davis, Mike Ferguson, Jennifer Nangle, D.T. Carney and Turner round out the cast.
Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo and hair and makeup by Celina Seward
Dustin Brown

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Sparkle Soojian Sparkles in Showbiz

Sparkle Soojian,  stars in award- winning filmmaker Michael S.Rodriguez new horror anthology TV series Strange Files on  Avail TV,  is competing to be the cover girl for this year’s Ms. Health & Fitness.

Besides starring in horror films and hosting tv shows, she’s been a certified personal trainer for over a decade. If chosen as the cover girl, she will take some of that 20k cash prize and give back to her community which she will document on her talk show. You get one free daily vote until July 30th. You can also purchase additional votes which will not only go towards Sparkle but also the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation,  her favorite charity.

Follow her on Instagram @sparklesoojian for her weekly workout tips which are great to try at home during quarantine! To vote for Sparkle click the link below! https://mshealthandfitness.com/2020/sparkle-soojian

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GOOD VIBRATIONS ~ The Students of Los Rios Rock School Re-create Pet Sounds

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  Los Angeles, CA —  “Ambitious” is the word most often used to describe the Beach Boys 1966 album Pet Sounds. So it was equally ambitious for a bunch of south Orange County musical teenagers to take to the studio at the Los Rios Rock School in San Juan Capistrano and attempt to recreate the emotional, many-layered brilliance of Pet Sounds.

The students of Los Rios Rock School. Photo by Alex Kluft

Established in 2010, Los Rios Rock School now has a faculty of 12 teachers and 190 families/students from all over Orange County. According to founder Tyler Marolf: “We have an 8000-square-foot performance-based lesson facility. Our school truly transforms young humans into unbelievable team mates, musicians and friends.”
Clinton Haycraft is the Director of Curriculum at Los Rios Rock School. When asked, “Why Pet Sounds?” Haycraft said: “Pet Sounds is not your typical Los Rios Rock School album. It doesn’t give the kids a whole lot of opportunity to show off as individuals. There are no shredding guitar solos, no belted high notes or raspy screams, no heavy drum fills. It demands another brand of musicianship – one that emphasizes dynamics, nuance, blending, and tone.”

The students of Los Rios Rock School. Photo by Alex Kluft

In 1966, Brian Wilson worked on Pet Sounds for many many months. It took a month just to lay down the background vocals for Wouldn’t It Be Nice. Los Rios Rock School did not have the time and money for that.

Los Rios ran rehearsals weekly for three months with Justin Norman rehearsing the band in one room while Erin Blagdon worked with the voices in the other – and Clinton Haycraft hovering between both rooms, “Eventually we brought the singers to the stage and everyone rehearsed together,” Haycraft said. “Having six instrumental players and 13 vocalists all amplified on stage together and trying to make sure they all heard themselves and each other was the most difficult logistical aspect of rehearsals.”

The students of Los Rios Rock School. Photo by Alex Kluft

All the rehearsal led to one long, productive day laying down all the tracks at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana.

Anna Moellenhoff is an 18-year-old from San Juan Capistrano who first joined up with Los Rios Rock School in 2017. She sang lead on That’s Not Me. “My experience through this project was very exciting and sometimes difficult. During those times when it was difficult, I was learning how to control my voice and not overpower the rest of the track. It took time but I loved every step of the way because it made me into a better singer.”

The students of Los Rios Rock School. Photo by Alex Kluft

Lily Kelso is an 18-year-old aspiring musician from Laguna Beach who has been involved with Los Rios Rock School since 2018: “One of the things that stuck out to me most was how the group dynamic changed over time. We started out with a hodgepodge of kids and many of us either didn’t know each other or hadn’t spent much time together. This quickly changed. Over the course of many rehearsals and a lot of hard work, we all became really good friends. The coolest part about getting closer with everyone was to see it reflected in the music. Bit by bit songs started coming together as we learned more unified vowels, got used to “the beach boys sound,” and found our rhythm with the band. The process was slow but extremely rewarding.

After all that rehearsing and prep and concentrated studio time, how does Pet Sounds sound, as recorded by the students of Los Rios Rock School?

Here’s a link. What do you think?

LRRS Performs The Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds”

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The New Experience in the Studio at Horse Latitudes

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Saturday, May 16th, 2020 —The New Experience is back in the studio. Robby Krieger from the Doors, Brandino, Ed Roth and Franklin Vanderbilt are preparing to launch a live stream. In the studio with the band was Mike Dumas famous head engineer at Horse Latitudes Recording Studio.

Mike said, “You’ve got to check them out. They play fresh, they play great. Check it out. See them live or check out the live streaming show.”


The Hollywood Press Corps sent out a few questions and Brandino took some time to answer our questions. The Hollywood Press Corps (HPC): What’s a good way that can help people stay positive? Brandino: Be Nice Be strong Be Well. HPC: What’s the first thing you’re going to do when the Corona Virus is over?
Brandino: Play a big paying gig I got bills !!

The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to next concert from the New Experience!

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Shoot from the Hip Series’ New Trailer for Episode 2

Shoot from the Hip is a pilot series produced by Thunderknight Entertainment that has a new trailer out. This comedic show is really building a buzz in Hollywood and  is a cross between Napoleon Dynamite meets Lethal Weapon.

Poster

Welcome Detective Marvin Smith, who is the one and only “Swivel” Hips Smith. He is portrayed by rising star Jimmy Drain.

Promo material

Although new on the force, Detective Smith was hand picked by the archdiocese of Strand City to help police authorities and specifically detective ‘Juice’ Jones take down nefarious cartel leader “MUG LUSTER” and starring legendary action star Mel Novak his mysterious boss ‘Mr. Felix’. Even though Jones is simple minded, he seems to have an uncanny knack for action, kung fu and saving the girl!

Stills

Smith, Jones and feisty new partner Dixie Reynolds embark on a mission of mercy to save Strand City, and possibly the world in each and every threat that they face, including the mysterious and powerful vigilante “The Phantom.” Can this cop caper trio defeat Mr. Felix and his hoard, or will the infamous “Phantom” beat them to the punch in helping the helpless, defending the defenseless and to defeat the defeatless?

Stills

The score is by Grammy Board Member Adrian Croom, who is also doing the music for The Initiation also starring Novak and Drain.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x-QxRXagPg

IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11272882/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Dustin Brown

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Check Out Shannon Bobo’s Transformative Show to Get You Through This Challenging Time

Multi-hyphenate artist Shannon Bobo’s show is the answer to the overload of information that supports all the fear and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.  This tireless artist has created this show as a result of the many “challenges” we have been overwhelming each other with during these trying times.  She does a daily “Heart Math” Meditation and the lead meditation guides, Erin & Jeff,  asked us to create our own 30 day challenge.  Shannon is a certified Reiki Healer and Energy Alchemist.  She uses her extensive knowledge of crystal healing energy to help soothe everyone’s anxiety and nerves. She also does card readings to engage and entertain her audience.  This is also a very interactive show.  She has guests lined up to speak on different topics on helping our viewers get through these challenging times.  She  also offers advice on how she has been able to stay calm during these times.
Shannon Bobo
Shannon is a woman of many talents. She’s a TV show host, a working commercial actor, and comic here in Hollywood and has had opportunities to work as a host in the past.  But never on her own accord.  Thanks to the many different platforms, she has been able to create a daily talk show that helps many people.
Here is a link to her shows.  (Subscribe to her channel for future shows):
Shannon on set

Years ago, a well-meaning mentor told Shannon that she needed to choose a focus.  “I did not do that and I’m glad I didn’t! I love all of the many hats that I wear. My intention on this planet is to support everyone in finding their voice and all the responsibilities that comes with having your voice,” says Shannon. 

“All that I do encompasses in supporting that mission. I trust I can support you in your intentions in many way,” she added.

Here ‘s some more info about her below:

Shannon’s background is in TV, radio, live performance shows, live video streaming, and casting, and producing. This multi talented creative currently work both behind the scenes as a casting professional and in front of the camera as an actor, host, and stand-up comic. She has helped cast countless on-camera commercial ads, film, and television and is an active member of SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. (American union representing professional performers). She is also a currently committee member for the SAG/AFTRA Sexual Harrassment Committee. If that wasn’t enough, she is currently writing a book called “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To forgiveness” and is an advocate for finding peace through Forgiveness, Self- love, and Healing. She is also a certified reiki healer and energy alchemist. Part of her healing work and forgiveness is through laughter and why she performs stand-up comedy. She is also a life long ambassador for PAVE Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, an organization that provides support and advocacy for people who are survivors of sexual trauma. Her focus and purpose is to help as many people as possible find their voice and creating a space for everyone to feel heard. Her ultimate goal is to help and entertain as many people as possible.

“I am so excited for you to come back and visit my website to find out how I can help you with your projects. And how I can contribute,” says Shannon, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, but can travel easily. 

More info about Shannon:

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Take 24 minutes to enjoy “Lux Aeterna”, a beautiful sci-fi story, free to watch online now!

Culture is a necessity in these trying COVID-19 times. Therefore
Danish director Edith Fabritius Tvede have decided to share her short sci-fi epic “Lux Aeterna” with the world completely for free.

Enjoy the acting of old danish screen legend Ghita Nørby, along with
Ditte Ylva Olsen, Paw Terndrup, Niels Olsen and Kim Sønderholm in this futuristic tale from a possibly not too distant future.

Lux Aeterna Poster

The young and ambitious journalist Helene (Ylva Olsen) gets a story that could make her career, as she discovers a secret invention by the Danish-born top scientist Ellen Franklin (Nørby), but as the invention’s potential for catastrophic consequences become clear to her, she is forced consider how much ambitions are allowed to cost both oneself and the world.

The film is in Danish – but English subtitles of course provided. This
should not be used as an excuse not to watch 😉

“Lux Aeterna” won “Best Director” at the Bluestocking Film Series Film Festival as well as having won “Best in Show”, “Best Acting”, “Best Scifi & Fantasy Theme”, “Best Production Design”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Soundtrack” at the Colorado International Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival in addition to many others selections and screenings.

You can view the film here https://vimeo.com/398237670

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