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Country Music Artist Jarvis Redd – A Star is Born!

Country artist and songwriter Jarvis Redd is taking the music industry by storm and bringing a new sound to country music. The rising artist gained 800,000 TikTok followers in just one week and has received positive feedback from top artists, including the legendary Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, and Brandy Norwood, to name a few. Redd has also gained the attention of top music executive Tony Mercedes who discovered Redd on Faceb...

Vic Gerami's ‘Motherland’ Documentary Feature Film Wins Pomegranate Film Festival’s Top Two Awards

‘Motherland,’ which HuffPost’s Thom Senzee called ‘Most Anticipated Documentary Film of 2022’ and director Vic Gerami, won the two top prizes at the annual Pomegranate Film Festival (POM). The film won the ‘Audience Choice Award,’ while Gerami won the festival’s ‘Golden Pomegranate Award’ for outstanding contributions to Armenian Cinema.  ‘Motherland’ is a contender for the O...

Colin Francis Costello’s Thriller STORAGE Wins Best U.S. Narrative Short at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts

  Colin Francis Costello   Colin Francis Costello’s latest short film, STORAGE, won both the Best U.S. Narrative Shorts at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts last weekend. The short, which explores accepting and letting go of past loves before moving on, shares the story of Rachel, played by Laura Huckaby, who wakes up in a basement storage room with no idea as to how she got there, who put her there, or who she even is.  Her only clue comes in the f...

Visual Artist Eva Lanska's Works Spotlighted at ITSLIQUID Group’s Venice Art Fair

As part of ITSLIQUID Group’s Venice Art Fair, that took place for September 8/9 – 30, 2022 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and Palazzo Bembo, a special focus was placed on short art films. This year, the popular event, already in its 15th year, featured the short film by London-based, Israeli female visual artist Eva Lanska . A special opening reception was held on September 9 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Palazzo Bembo. Eva Lanska Attends 'Blonde' Premiere at Bienna...

New Documentary Thirst Trap by Atlanta Filmmaker Sensei Chop Reveals Truth About ‘Water Boy' Culture

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop’s first film, the documentary Thirst Trap, has launched this month on Tubi, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms. The film is currently being submitted to festivals. Chop directed, produced, wrote, edited, narrated and served as director of photography of the important film that sheds light on the ‘water boy’ culture in Atlanta, Georgia. The film features Meka Pless, the mother of Jalanni, her only son, a w...

Bakana Events Celebrates Global Cinema and Couture at Venice Fashion Film Awards

The 2022 Venice Fashion Film Awards presented by Bakana Events were held on September 3rd with special afternoon and evening receptions held at the stunning Ausonia Hungaria Hotel in the Lido Venezia. Mariana Bakana (right) The afternoon event featured designs by London-based celebrity designer Venera Tabakin, while the evening was highlighted with the screening of Korean Metaverse short film, a fashion show featuring the designs of Korean/American designer Grace Moon, followed by a VIP afte...

Director Peter Meech’s Around Robin to Have Southern Californian Debut at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Film Named Best Mystery Film at 2022 HRIFF Mystery feature Around Robin by award-winning writer/producer/director Peter Meech will have its Southern California premiere at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF) on September 1, 2022 at 9 p.m. PST. The film was named Best Mystery Film at HRIFF 2022. In the film, a young celebrity receives a letter from a mysterious stalker and develops catalepsy, a condition that paralyzes her whenever she feels threatened. As more letters...

As Gen Z Faces Rising Uncertainties, Canadian/Mexican Actress Emilia McCarthy Gives Us Reason to Hope

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As Gen Z comes of age just in time to face a greater degree of uncertainty than previous decades, actress Emilia McCarthy represents the best of what the future can be. Youth ages 10-25 are saddled with challenges like climate change, post-pandemic economic upheaval, gun violence, and social inequality (to name a few). In an era when strong leadership will prove key to survival, powerful role models like award-winning Canadian-Mexican actress Emilia McCarthy point the way toward positive change....

Sharon Stone Featured in Global Forum on Edutainment Presented by HFPA, World Bank, with Producer Michael Carbajal

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Narrating Behavior Change Program of the World Bank, in collaboration with former NASA producer Michael Carbajal, on July 27 presented the first in a series of Global Forums focused on the growth of edutainment programming around the world and the use of entertainment media with educational objectives. Actor/producer/activist Sharon Stone has joined the panel that includes Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, World H...

Toronto Independent Film Festival Winner ‘Motherland’ Premieres To Rave Reviews at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

‘Motherland,’ which HuffPost’s Thom Senzee called ‘Most Anticipated Documentary Film of 2022,’ by Vic Gerami, premiered on Thursday night to a standing ovation. The red-carpet event was held on Thursday, July 7, at the historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood.  Vic Gerami One hundred and forty guests included elected officials, celebrities, and other high-profile public figures. They were there to support the film that brings attention to Azer...

First Look of Art Film ‘EIN SOF’ – A Talent Show From A Parallel Galaxy by Visual Artist Orly Anan, Now on the Festival Circuit

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Mexico City-based, Colombian/Israeli visual artist Orly Anan has completed production on EIN SOF, the artist’s first short art film, which will be presented on the film festival circuit and in art installations worldwide beginning late summer.     Anan has unveiled a preview of EIN SOF, described as “a talent show from a parallel galaxy,” with the premiere of the film trailer and poster series.    Official Trailer:  ...

Neo-Gothic Psychological Thriller SCREWDRIVER to Have World Premiere on the Closing Night of Dances With Films on June 19

   In Attendance Will Be Director/Writer Cairo Smith, Cast Members AnnaClare Hicks, Charlie Farrell, Milly Sanders and Matt Munroe, and Producers Rand Vossler, Michelle Shundo and Christopher Corey Smith     Neo-Gothic psychological thriller Screwdriver by director Cairo Smith will have its world premiere as part of the closing night festivities of Dances With Films. The feature film debut of the award-winning director and screenwriter Smith,...

Dances With Films Review: Coffined at 15 | Reviews by Rachael

By Rachael Fisher “Afghanistan – one of the most dangerous places for women today.” – filmmaker Gayatri Kumar Gayatri Kumar attends Opening Night of Dances With Films Words cannot begin to describe the torture or torment these girls are put through at such a young age. Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar captures the fear, horror and pain the Taliban has caused to not just one, but several families all at once in only a few minutes.    Coffined At 15 - Off...

'Coffined at 15' by American Female Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar To Have World Premiere at Dances With Films 2022

Coffined at 15  by American Female Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar To Have World Premiere at Dances With Films 2022 at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on June 12th   Short Drama Gives Afghan Refugees A Medium To Rise Against Child Marriage   Gayatri Kumar at Opening Night of Dancing With Films   Coffined at 15 by American female filmmaker Gayatri Kumar will have its world premiere at Dances With Films on Sunday, June 12 at 5 ...

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmaker​s​ Showcase 2022

Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace, Sue Vicory   In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel ...

Ukraine Represented Proudly at MIPTV 2022

Ukrainian content industry was very well represented at MIPTV 2022. This year's MIPTV edition welcomed a comprehensive presence of the Ukrainian content industry aiming to support its sustainability and development during these critical times for the country. The Ukrainian National Stand was organized by leading Ukrainian media companies and creative powerhouses – Starlight Media, 1+1 media, Ukraine TV Channels, and FILM.UA Group, facilitated by RX, the MIP Markets organizers.  ...

Producer Arthur Sarkissian Joins Global Ascension Studios to Collaborate with 2B Films and Wild7Films on 'Gemini Lounge'

Arthur Sarkissian/ Courtesy of Global Ascension Studios After successfully releasing over 20 blockbuster films including the smash hit Rush Hour franchise over the past 30 years, Arthur Sarkissian is partnering up with CEO D.A. Chan and  President Joshua Macciello to launch the up-and-coming new media and entertainment company,  Global Ascension Studios LLC. Global Ascension Studios is releasing both live-action and  animated releases for all media outlets.  Sarkissi...

Producer Arthur Sarkissian joins Global Ascension Studios to collaborate with 2B Films and Wild7Films on 'Gemini Lounge'

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After successfully releasing over 20 blockbuster films including the smash hit Rush Hour franchise over the past 30 years, Arthur Sarkissian is partnering up with CEO D.A. Chan and  President Joshua Macciello to launch the up-and-coming new media and entertainment company,  Global Ascension Studios LLC. Global Ascension Studios is releasing both live-action and  animated releases for all media outlets.  Sarkissian’s recent releases include the worldwide hit, The Foreig...

Fourth Annual Mammoth Film Festival Unveils Winners at Exclusive Awards Ceremony; Event Streamed Live in the Metaverse

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    Presentation Marks the First Film Festival Event to Stream Live in the Metaverse and First Fest to Award NFTs to Winners     The fourth annual Mammoth Film Festival™ held a star-studded awards ceremony on February 6th, 2022 at Canyon Lodge at Mammoth Mountain, in Mammoth Lakes, California.  The festival, founded by Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori with executive directors Alex Chando and Theo Dumont, was presented this year by Marina Studios and Compel...

MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ PARTNERS WITH THiNK:NFT TO BE FIRST FEST TO OFFICIALLY GIVE AWAY NFTs TO ALL AWARD WINNERS

  FEBRUARY 3-6th, 2022, THE 4th ANNUAL MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THiNK:NFT, TO ALSO SHOWCASE IMMERSIVE NFT ARTIST EXHIBIT Founded by Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori, the film festival is an all-media platform, celebrating global filmmakers, actors, creatives and their respective works, inclusive of the new NFT component.” — Mammoth Film Festival   Mammoth Film Festival™ is thrilled to partner with THiNK:NFT to offer filmmakers and f...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” During Sundance Boasts 5,500 + Online Viewers

  On January 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. PST, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the fifth annual Indie Entertainment Showcase, a special virtual event held during Sundance. The by-invitation-only online event, watched by more than 5,500 viewers via Instagram YouTube and Facebook, featured some of the top names and rising stars of the global entertainment industry. Moderator Rehna Azim, barrister and rev...

World Premiere of Manifest West Starring Milo Gibson and Annet Mahendru Set to Close Fourth Annual Mammoth Film Festival

  Film’s Stars Milo Gibson, Annet Mahendru, Michael Cudlitz, Madison Friedman,Tim Heidecker, Lexy Kolker, and Ava Kolker Set to Attend Premiere Screening    Annet Mahendru   Writer/director/executive producers Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson’s coming of age feature Manifest West will have its world premiere at the fourth annual Mammoth Film Festival™ on the fest’s closing night at 5:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, Februa...

4th Annual Mammoth Film Festival Focuses on Episodics

As recently reported, Mammoth Film Festival™ 2022 will once again take place in person from February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California. Festival organizers Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori recently unveiled the 2022 festival slate featuring more than 90 films, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, and music video categories.   The festival also has announced a robust program track for its episodics category, ...

MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ Goes Live on February 3rd, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California

Presented by Marina Studios and Compelling Pictures, Mammoth Film Festival™ 2022 will once again take place in person from February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California. The festival organizers have unveiled the first round of the 2022 festival slate highlights that’s stacked with young Hollywood notables. The four-day festival will feature more than 90 films, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, and episodic categories. Add...

Cloud 21 International & Kultura PR International to Present 5th Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” Special Virtual Event

  Panel to Feature Award-winning Filmmaker/Producers Ali M. Aksu, Bobbie Dyer, Anna Fishbeyn, Wendy Morgan, and Angelo Reyes; Rehna Azim, Awards Editor “Movie Marker Magazine” Set to Moderate     Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International  are pleased to present the fifth annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” a special event that will be held virtually during this year’s Sundance Film Festival.   ...

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