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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
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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

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Shoot From the Hip Action Comedy Series Is in Pre-Production

The much anticipated Shoot From the Hip action comedy series is in pre-production starring rising star Jimmy Drain (The Initiation), Lauren Mayhew (Dexter), Carl Ciarfalio (Casino), Monique Candelaria (Breaking Bad) and legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death). This series is produced by Thunderknight Entertainment.

rising star Jimmy Drain

Rookie police officer Marvin Smith (Drain) must learn the ropes of the gritty, big city underground from his new partner  Detective “Juice” Jones (Daniel Sharner) and take down cartel mob boss Mug Luster and his boss, the formidable Mr. Felix (Novak). In their crusade however, they find many other challenges on their horizon, especially the emergence of Smith’s alter ego, the mysterious vigilante called “The Phantom”!

Shoot from the Hip Lobby Card
legendary action star Mel Novak

IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11272882/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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Red Carpet Premiere for Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — HOLLYWOOD, CA — (SEP 5TH, 2019) Multi award-winning filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code had a star studded premiere in the heart of Hollywood at the noted TCL Chinese Theatre on  September 4th. This much anticipated action crime thriller stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), Yan Birch (Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Erika Hoveland (Injustice For All), Damien Chinappi (Betrayed), Kaiti Wallen (Moving Parts), Angelina Danielle Cama (Abstruse), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Shane Hagedorn (Wild Faith), Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song) and Calhoun Koenig (Law & Order SVU).


In addition to the stars of the film other celebrities that walked the red carpet were; Oscar Nominee Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young), , Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Lydia Cornell (Too Close for Comfort), Billy McNamara (Copycat), International musical artists Andy Madadian and Shani Rigsbee, Two time Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad, Primetime Emmy winner Kim Estes (This is Us),  Kelli Maroney (True Blood),  Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone), Debra Lamb (There’s No Such Thing As Zombies), Deep Roy (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Mary Apick (Homeland), Apik Youssefian (The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam), Ali Saam (Argo), Jamie Bernadette (NCIS: New Orleans), Jimmy Star and Ron Russell (The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell), Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief), author and activist Elham Yaghoubian  as well as media mavens Rudy Munoz Stiles, Faith Boutin and many more. The event also had a regal flair with VIPs such as HRH Mandana FarmanFarmaian (Persian Qajar dynasty) and HRH Francesca Drommi from Italy.  This film is about a genetic research company that has developed a miracle device to sustain human life for the rich and powerful therein breaking all moral and ethical codes. When the company’s CEO (Erika Hoveland) refuses to approve these illegal methods, she and her husband (Billy Wirth) are kidnapped by a team of mercenaries (Scout Taylor-Compton, Harley Wallen) hired by Oliver (Richard Tyson) to keep them out of the way. Fearing for her parents’ lives, their teenage daughter (Angelina Danielle Cama) must develop an unlikely ally (Damien Chinappi) to save her parents from those who would kill to live forever.

Harley Wallen on the Red carpet. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

Eternal Code is written, directed and produced by Harley Wallen, Executive Produced by Annette Cama and Co-Produced by Nancy Oeswein.

Kaiti Wallen ~ Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
Erika Hoveland ~ Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
Billy Wirth ~ Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

Painted Creek Productions (“Painted Creek”) and Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) recently announced the upcoming release of this film.“It’s a very exciting moment as a filmmaker when your film gets released,” said Harley Wallen. “Eternal Code is a timely story that will get your heart pumping and there are exceptional performances on both sides of the camera. I’m very grateful for this massive upcoming release theatrically and on VOD and DVD. We have a truly great team releasing this film. Vision Films has been an exceptional partner for many years. They previously released my film Betrayed which is now available almost everywhere across the globe. Also, when I started making films, Emagine welcomed me with open arms and we’ve had so many huge premieres together. I’m grateful to both companies for their work on the release.”

Vida Ghaffari ~ Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

“Vision Films is pleased to be working with Harley Wallen and Painted Creek Productions on their newest release, Eternal Code,” said Lise Romanoff, CEO/Managing Director of Vision Films. “Vision has previously released the Painted Creek films Betrayed and Bennett’s Song are we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Harley who not only is a gifted writer and director but whose acting ranges from family man to mobster.”

Damien Chinappi ~ Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

Eternal Code enjoyed a limited theatrical release which began on Aug. 30 in select markets such as Royal Oak and Canton, MI as well as Lakeville, MN and more to be announced. This film was released on all major cable platforms and on VOD including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, and FandangoNow on Sept. 6. The DVD release is scheduled for later this fall.

 

Photos courtesy of Valerie Huffman Herring and Bob Delgadillo

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Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code Starring Richard Tyson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Billy Wirth, Mel Novak, Yan Birch, Vida Ghaffari and Kaiti Wallen Has a Star Studded West Coast Premiere and New Artwork

Multi award-winning filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code Eternal Code will have a star studded premiere in the heart of Hollywood at the noted TCL Chinese Theatre tonight, September 4th. This much anticipated action crime thriller stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), Yan Birch (Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Erika Hoveland (Injustice For All), Damien Chinappi (Betrayed), Kaiti Wallen (Moving Parts), Angelina Danielle Cama (Abstruse), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Shane Hagedorn (Wild Faith), Faith), Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song) and Calhoun Koenig (Law & Order SVU).

In addition to the stars of the film other celebrities expected are Oscar Nominee Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young), Primetime Emmy winner and Peabody Award winner Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), Primetime Emmy nominee Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Jake Busey (Stranger Things), Rya Kihlstedt (Dexter), Grammy winner Omar Akram, Tara Reid (American Pie franchise), Navid Negahban (Aladdin), Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Lydia Cornell (Too Close for Comfort), Billy McNamara (Copycat), Sean Whalen (Twister), International musical artists Andy Madadian and Shani Rigsbee, Two time Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad, renowned fashion designer Sue Wong, Primetime Emmy winner Kim Estes (This is Us), Daytime and Primetime Emmy nominee Kelsey Scott (12 Years a Slave), Kelli Maroney (True Blood), Chris Browning (Westworld), Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone), Jasper Cole (The Rookie), Debra Lamb (There’s No Such Thing As Zombies), Lee Benton (The New Mike Hammer), Deep Roy (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Will Traval (Jessica Jones), Kelly Jo Minter (Summer School), Mary Apick (Homeland), Apik Youssefian (The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam), Ali Saam (Argo), Jamie Bernadette (NCIS: New Orleans) as well as media mavens Rudy Munoz Stiles, Faith Boutin and many more. 

This film is about a genetic research company that has developed a miracle device to sustain human life for the rich and powerful therein breaking all moral and ethical codes. When the company’s CEO (Erika Hoveland) refuses to approve these illegal methods, she and her husband (Billy Wirth) are kidnapped by a team of mercenaries (Scout Taylor-Compton, Harley Wallen) hired by Oliver (Richard Tyson) to keep them out of the way. Fearing for her parents’ lives, their teenage daughter (Angelina Danielle Cama) must develop an unlikely ally (Damien Chinappi) to save her parents from those who would kill to live forever. 

Eternal Code is written, directed and produced by Harley Wallen, Executive Produced by Annette Cama and Co-Produced by Nancy Oeswein.

Painted Creek Productions (“Painted Creek”) and Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) recently announced the upcoming release of this film.“It’s a very exciting moment as a filmmaker when your film gets released,” said Harley Wallen. “Eternal Code is a timely story that will get your heart pumping and there are exceptional performances on both sides of the camera. I’m very grateful for this massive upcoming release theatrically and on VOD and DVD. We have a truly great team releasing this film. Vision Films has been an exceptional partner for many years. They previously released my film Betrayed which is now available almost everywhere across the globe. Also, when I started making films, Emagine welcomed me with open arms and we’ve had so many huge premieres together. I’m grateful to both companies for their work on the release.”

“Vision Films is pleased to be working with Harley Wallen and Painted Creek Productions on their newest release, Eternal Code,” said Lise Romanoff, CEO/Managing Director of Vision Films. “Vision has previously released the Painted Creek films Betrayed and Bennett’s Song are we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Harley who not only is a gifted writer and director but whose acting ranges from family man to mobster.”

Eternal Code will enjoy a limited theatrical release which began on Aug. 30 in select markets such as Royal Oak and Canton, MI as well as Lakeville, MN and more to be announced. This film will be released on all major cable platforms and on VOD including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, and FandangoNow on Sept. 6. The DVD release is scheduled for later this fall.

IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8655738/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BN-F-8LSXQ

In addition, here are some never before seen lobby cards from this film! 

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Iconic Actress Dawna Lee Heising Takes Hollywood By Storm

Iconic actress Dawna Lee Heising is making her mark in Hollywood. She has starred in over 60 feature films and has acted alongside legendary actors such as Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tommy Wiseau, Rebecca Knight, Nicolas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, Coolio, Aki Aleong, Mel Novak and many others.

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

This noted actress has been awarded by countless film festival internationally. She won Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5: The New Model” at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre” at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival. Additionally, she was named Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, where “Eye on Entertainment” was also awarded Best Television Show.  She also won Best Actress for Jared Masters’ “Teacher’s Day” at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment”. She has also been honored with seven Best Ensemble Acting awards for Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre”. 

Actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. This accomplished beauty queen is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.

Dawna Lee Heising and filmmaker Dustin Ferguson on the set of Robowoman. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Dawna recently portrayed the inspiring role of Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman.” Ferguson has announced that the RoboWoman franchise will be a trilogy, with RoboWoman 2 shooting in late 2019. Dawna also played the powerful role of Esmeralda, Lucifer’s wife, in William Lee’s “Black Mamba” and crazy, but hilarious, Melanie in Gregory Blair’s multi award-winning “Garden Party Massacre”.  She recently played Connie in Richard Rossi’s faith-based film “Canaan Land”, Medusa in Albert Pyun’s “Cyborg: Rise of the Flesh Eaters”, Winney Swinney in Adam Steigert’s “The Horrific Evil Monsters”, and Deana the Psychic in Ron Becks’ and Tina Le’s “Las Vegas Vietnam”, starring Eric Roberts, Branscombe Richmond, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Turturro. “RoboWoman”, “Black Mamba” and “Dark Classics”, which features Dawna’s Lady Macbeth monologue, have all been accepted into the 2019 Action On International Film Festival.

Dawna with her cast and crew mates from Nemesis 5: The New Model. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This busy working actress is portraying the character Skye in John Reign’s war film “Finding Purpose” from Polestar Productions. There are epic war scenes in this film, and Reign expanded her role as his ex-girlfriend as the shoot went on. “Finding Purpose” ended up being Dawna’s first love story!  She will be reprising her role of Skye in the upcoming big budget sequel from Polestar Studios. Dawna also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth’s Scene 5 monologue in Brian Barsuglia’s documentary “A Bard for the Ages:  Shakespeare’s Timeless Effect” with much passion and dedication.

Dawna accepting her Best Actress Award at the Lucky Strikes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Steve Manivong Photography.

She is signed with Kevin C. Kellum’s Ascendent Talent Management, and will be playing a villain in his nationally broadcast “Vice Squad Los Angeles” television series. Academy award-winner Chris Tashima is a part of the “Vice Squad” franchise on the production end so the series is sure to be outstanding.  Dawna has been cast in the pivotal role of Lavender in a’Ali De Sousa’s movie and miniseries “The Bench” alongside noted character actor Jeff Doucette. 

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Panorama City Chamber of Commerce day & Anniversary Held at the Platinum Banquet Hall

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 3rd Anniversary and the 1st Year of “The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Day” at the Platinum Banquet Hall, located at 8704 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City CA. 91402.

Awardee Laura T. Sharpe and Artists For Trauma Ambassador Steve Bogna

This momentous date was declared by the California State Senate by a resolution granted by the Honorable CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg on March 15th, 2018. The resolution was presented at the Grand Opening of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Center on April 2nd, 2018.

Awardee Suzi Khatami

In addition to a star studded red carpet and press interviews, this year’s celebration featured the North Valley Military Institute’s Color Guard, the National Anthem by Grammy Award Nominee Songwriting Shane, live performances, the awards ceremony and a dinner. They also honored the Officers, board members, and volunteers who made the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce such a rousing success during the past year. As a special recognition, they honored local celebrities that have truly made a difference in the San Fernando Valley and in Panorama City.

Awardee Dustin Ferguson with special guest, Celebrity Fashion Designer Vida Craddock of Designs by Vida

The Offices of U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, CA. State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez attended.

Awardees Dawna Lee Heising, Vida Ghaffari and Amber Lynn
Chamber President Mejia with Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

Additional celebrities and VIPs in attendance were Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and GlobalTech, Motivational Speaker & Book Author), Songwriting Shane (Grammy Nominee), Matias Meza (Grammy Winning Producer) Juan Ignacio (Pop Singer), Klaudia Lua (TV Host), Philanthropist Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and CEO, Artists For Trauma), TV Personality Suzi Khatami (“Our View” show on ATV), Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model currently available on Redbox), Legendary Action Star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show, LA Talk Radio, Red Carpet Correspondent, Walk Against MS, Amber Lynn, Actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman) and Actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), among others were in attendance.

Awardees with Chamber President Saul Mejia

“As a lifelong resident of Panorama City, it is with great pride that I am president of our Chamber of Commerce and I get to interact and help businesses prosper in our fair city and acknowledge the many people out here for all they do for this great town, said Chamber President Mejia.

About the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce:

The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, which was incorporated in 2016, is composed of business professionals who are civic-minded citizens. Because of the Chamber’s volunteer work and financial support, Chamber membership gives members a blanket policy of community insurance. The Chamber’s mission is a collective effort to promote the welfare of our community and make it the best community in Los Angeles to shop, live,and to make a living in. The Chamber’s main aim is to maintain a proper balance of growth, shopping convenience, work, and recreation within our community. In addition, the Chamber strives to make Panorama City the most attractive community in the area through cleanups and beautification efforts. The Chamber is proud of our civic and service groups and is confident that through our combined efforts, we shall achieve our aims and remain “The Heart Of The Valley”.

About Saul Mejia:

Saul Mejia is a seasoned TV and Radio Host, an Executive, Business Leader, International Entrepreneur, and Elected Official in Panorama City with over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Business administration, and Public Speaking.

He has vast experience in the entertainment industry, politics, and the business world. He has worked for several companies and is currently a TV and Radio Host for the Spanish TV Show “Sentido Comun” con Klaudia Lua, Additionally, he is the President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, the President for Global Tech, a Board Member of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Member of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), Member of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), Member of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce and a former Elected Business Representative of the Panorama City Neighborhood Council (City of L.A.) where he also served as the Commerce Committee Chair. He has received several awards including 2 Special Congressional Recognitions and the Prestigious AMVETS Medal (American Veterans of Foreign Wars).

About Platinum Banquet Hall:

Platinum Banquet Hall has years of experience planning and staging world-class events, from weddings and large corporate parties to quinceañeras. Our dedication to making every event a moment to remember is what makes them one of the top event venues in Los Angeles.

Platinum Banquet Hall employs only the absolute finest events staff. Their event planners are professionals in the industry of planning weddings, quinceañeras, engagement parties, large corporate events, and any other event you may want to host. Each and every one of their staff brings a passion and dedication to the job that shines in everything they do. Their mission is to keep our clients happy from beginning to end.

More info about the event:
http://panoramachamber.com/

Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo and Dan Kennedy

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New Promo Poster for Robowoman 2

SoCal Sinema Studios released their brand new promo poster for multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman 2.” Filming begins this fall with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Dawna Lee Heising, Brinke Stevens, Sue Price, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari and Mel Novak as Dr. Michaels. The screenplay is by Mike Reeb, who also penned Robowoman.

Robowoman 2.0 Poster
Robowoman 2 poster
Dawna Lee Heising, Dustin Ferguson

This film is the highly anticipated sequel to Robowoman. The original “RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her concerned roommate, played by Sue Price (“Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion! To view the trailer, please visit: youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

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Second Annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival

The Lucky Strikes Films Studio proudly presents their second annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival, which will take place on Sunday,  September 23rd, 2018 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Multi talented and acclaimed filmmaker Romane Simone is the founder of this esteemed film festival.

Festival founder and filmmaker Romane Simon

Celebrities in attendance are Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Eric Bellinger, Emmy winning actress Judi Evans (Days of Our Lives), actor Sean Faris star (Pretty Little Liars, Sleepover, Never Back Down,I am not for sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking), Mel Novak (star of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, an Eye for an Eye opposite Chuck Norris and Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day, Bruce Almighty, Fast and Furious), actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), actress Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind) filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), actress Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), TV personality Raquel Lee (BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood), rap artist C-TRU, musicians Jeff Chery (VH1’s Signed) and Yung (famously known for the hit song “Teach me how to Dougie”), noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari and many more.

ATTIRE: upscale

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

More info about the festival:

https://www.luckystrikefilmsfestival.com/

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The 2018 Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards Has An International Flair

On Sunday, August 5th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) will have their black tie film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater on Market Street in Inglewood, CA.  Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this wonderful film festival, which will screen an international slate of films!
Festival Founder and Filmmaker King Bassey
The celebrities and VIPs expected at this event are Founder of the Nollywood Awards and Movie Producer King Bassey, Event hosts Motown Maurice (Liongate’s Snake Outta Compton), Bessey lkem (American Mama), Honorees Actress Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), SAG/AFTRA actress and radio personality Amber Lynn (Lionsgate’s Who’s Jenna?), the first African-American Bond girl Gloria Hendry (Live and Let Die), Producer Anoush Sadegh (First Born), nominated filmmakers Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), former five-time World Kickboxing Champion Grandmaster and filmmaker Robert Parham (Jackson Bolt), Mike Olafson (Hot Lead Hard Fury), Steve Oakley (Stan’s 420 Adventure), Elham Madani (16/03), media personalities Orlando Jose and Nicole Dunlap, actor nominees Mel Novak (Black Belt Jones), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), David Lockhart (Lockhart: Unleashing the Talisman), Iyad Hajjaj (Dreams I Never Had), JJ Stomp (John Kinkaid Unleashed), actress Reatha Grey (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers), William Romeo (American Gladiators), producer Jenna Urban (Sins of the Father) best single nominee Marneen Lynne Fields (Royal Flush) and entertainment attorney Nadia Davari. Other nominees are actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song) and actress Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind).
King and 2017 Film and Television Achievement Award Honoree Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/WENN

Sponsors for this esteemed event are Jojokid Music, Nollywood Film Academy, FAN TV LA, Esdiac Global, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival, Mesmerized Minds, The Williamson Management and So Very Vida is proud to be a media partner.

About King Bassey:

LANFA was created by King Bassey, who hails from Akwa lbom, Nigeria. He has an associates degrees in Electronic tech and micro computers from National Technical School and a Bachelors degree in Media Production at Intercontinental University, Los Angeles, His concentration was in the area of directing producing, editing, screenwriting and cinematography. After looking at the negative images and portrayal of Africans on TV, King become one of the first to start Afrikan Network Television on a UHF channel in the early 90’s, bringing programs from Africa to educate people about Africa and it was even featured in the LA Times. After many years the station could not make it because of funding, King Bassey did not give up, he embarked on a song writing career.  He has released about three albums, the most recent one, David Dance, and started organization called the  Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA). Lanfa’s goal is to provide a platform for our creative artists to produce and showcase the unique artistic abilities, increase the level of awareness in the community, promote the brand, strengthen and grow the credibility of the group. To also foster the creation of successful working partnerships, empower networking, raise visibility, and strengthen distribution and marketing channels. Every year, the festival screens Afrikan and other international films. He won several awards, best African singer and writer from the City of Los Angeles, Award for best Video Programming,  Educational & Documentary, Media award for best photographer.  He directed and produced his first films called Johno the Fake Producer, in 2007, his second film Undisciplined, about the way negligent parents raise their children, and in 2010, he directed Queen In LA movie, which is about human trafficking. His latest film in the making now is called A Woman In A Man’s World, and is a multicultural film creating awareness on the global fight for violence against women in work, home and church. He also started a campaign called “Let’s Get Our Women Back.”

About the Miracle Theater:

Built in 1937, The Ritz – now revived as The Miracle – is once again home to local and international entertainment. Featuring music, movies, comedy, and community, The Miracle Theater offers a prominent arts and culture a venue on Market Street. Famous artists such as Ice-T, Bootsy Collins and Nina Simone among others have performed here. Issa Rae, the creator and star of Insecure on HBO had her series season 2 premiere here.

LANFA film festival promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGH0PAEbOk

More info about the festival and to purchase tickets: http://lanfaa.com/
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