Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Performed By
Booboo and Fivel Stewart
Written and Produced By
Bobby Joyner
Executive Produced By
Devin Reeve, Larry Layfield, Bryan Pascarelli and Tony Boldi
Tuesday June 29, 2010
Booboo Stewart "Seth Clearwater" is the next teen heart throb to star in the
upcoming "Twilight Sage: Eclipse" which premieres Wednesday June 30
th, 2010.
Also catch Booboo Stewart on the George Lopez show on Tuesday June 29
th, 2010.
Bobby Joyner is a successful song writer and recording artist whose new hit
single "Business In The Front, Party In The Back" is now available on itunes.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hi Point Studios Takes On the Town!

 Hi Point Studios Opens and Launches
Goodness Media
for Film and Music
Kennedy and Paul 
Kennedy and Paul Goldsby

Hollywood, CA - Nestled between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Hi Point Studios is a production house based in the capital of entertainment, Los Angeles.  Run by the movie making team, brothers, producer Paul Goldsby and director Kennedy Goldsby, alongside co-producer Frank Pinnock, Hi Point Studios is quickly establishing itself as the newest state of the art facility for television, movie and music projects.  The 18,000 square foot facility houses all the accouterments for productions big and small, including a green screen, offices, make-up rooms, lighting and cameras.  Current endeavors being filmed at Hi Point Studios include projects with Cedric The Entertainer, Bentley Evans,  producer of "The Jamie Foxx Show" and "Martin") and Miguel A. Nuñez.

Under the banner of Goodness Films, the Goldsby Brothers are also completing production on two major motion films, written, directed and produced by them, to be released later this year.  The first theatrical release, "The Trap Door" stars Obba Babatundé and Chico Bennymon .   "If I Tell You I Have to Kill You" slated for a late 2010 release, stars Tom Sizemore, Keith David and Tommy "Tiny" Lister. Music producer John Barnes, recognized for his work with Michael Jackson, serves as music supervisor for both productions. 

The brothers also recently completed the film, "Haitian Nights" starring Vivica Fox and are working on a new TV series starring Obba Babatundé, Morgan Freeman and James Pickens called "Horse Talk."  In addition, they have a sitcom series "Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles," in the works, executive produced by co-creator of "The Cosby Show," Ed Weinberger, based on the film by the same name. 

The trio is no stranger to the magic of movie making and music production.  Paul Goldsby, the president of Goodness Media, alongside his brother Kennedy Goldsby, wrote, produced and directed the underground hit  "Love  Beat the Hell Outta Me,  their first release in 2000 which starred Glenn Plummer (Speed) and Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow).  The film earned revenues on excess of one million dollars at the box office before going on to a lucrative release in cable (BET, Showtime), video and DVD.  Their follow up effort, "Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles," in 2004, quickly became, in just its first month of sales, Urban Works Entertaiment's largest grossing film starring Clifton Powell, A.J. Johnson, and Glenn Plummer.

Besides their production work, the Goldsbys have brokered distribution deals on behalf of other producers.  At Urban Entertainment, Paul Goldsby secured the television rights for Blair Underwood's "The Second Coming."  At Lightyear Entertainment, on behalf of its producer, Paul negotiated for the North American Rights for "The Gristle."  Operating on behalf of Michael Jenkinson, formerly head of acquisitions for Twentieth Century Fox, the Goldsbys successfully brokered the deal to distribute "Sista's In the City" through Lightyear Entertainment. Paul Goldsby has also worked as a music writer alongside Lenny Kravitz and produced music acts at Virgin Records.

Frank Pinnock has paved a long road to Hi Point Studios. After helming the Rudy Ray Moore classic, "Return of Dolemite" in 2000 , he went on to direct the ground breaking, high definition feature film "Blues Journey," an unofficial homage to blues recording legend Robert Johnson. Never one to sit still, Francis also co-produced the highly anticipated comedy "Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles."  In 2003 he directed a short film entitled "Thursday Child" about an African American male suffering from clinical depression. The short received favorable response and was accepted at the 2003 Pan African Film Festival where it received great reviews. Frank's career has seen him direct music videos, television pilots and numerous films.

Mixing movie magic with music, Goodness Records, distributed by Universal Music, will introduce the label's debut artist, Philadelphia native Sizzol Pop.  His new single, "Shortie, What's Up," featuring Sean Samara, will drop this summer.  The single's video will be promotionally tied to the movie release of "The Trap Door."

"Helming the operation of Hi Point Studios and Goodness Media is an amazing opportunity," cites director Kennedy Goldsby.  We are right here in Hollywood, right is the middle of it all.  It's never been done like this.  We have plans to produce and make an impact in Hollywood that raises the bar even higher."

Expresses president of Goodness Media, Paul Goldsby,  "Our vision is to build upon a brand that is synonymous with feeling good.  We are dedicated to cultivating and inspiring a legacy that will extend beyond folk's current expectations."

For more information on Hi Point Studios, check out www.HiPointStudios.com

Queen Latifah "Set It Off" AT BET 2010 Awards

By Schemika Mark
Edited by Ed Magik

June 27, 2010
Los Angeles, California

This One-Woman conglomerate of entertainment, Queen Latifah, "Set It Off" at BET Awards. She is a Grammy, NAACP Image and Screen Actors Guild award winner.

As host of the BET Awards, Queen Latifah, the honoree tonight, showered us with her multi-talent facets by dressing up in several different themes all the way from the movie Set It Off to the glamour diva herself; and she even treated us with a special live performance.  Taraji P. Henson gave a warm welcome and recognition for Dana“Queen Latifah” Owens, as she well deserved it.  This event was filled with artists, entertainers, athletes and more.  It also featured live performances from the best of the best; and awards were given to various categories, which are listed below.

The Opening act was one of the biggest names in the Hip Hop culture, the one and only Mr. Kanye West.  He had a live-action background with an aerial view of mountain tops, snow, lightening and thunder.   His theme also created an illusion as if he were standing on top of a volcano which erupted a few times during his amazing performance.

Usher Raymond who is highly influenced by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson performed, There Goes My Baby.  His theme was a smoke filled stage with him dressed in all white.  Usher continues to amaze us with his unique style of dancing and symbolizes various moves from his influences, he definitely rocked the house.

The King of the South TI performed his single Yeah You Know with a fire lit stage and later makes jokes with Queen Latifah about not bringing guns to the awards show.  TI is an amazing performer and he really put it down for BET tonight.

The Tribute to Prince was opened by Janelle Monae with, Lets Go Crazy, followed by Esperanza Spaulding, singing If I Was Your Girlfriend.  The night was taken over when the Hip Hop artist of the decade Alicia Keys hit the stage.  Even though Alicia Keys had performed a few of her songs earlier, she returned to the stage performing Adore and toward the end of her performance she climbed on top of the piano singing her heart out for the legendary Prince Tribute.  There was no mystery to her pregnant status; and she still managed to give the audience an incredible show.

Trey Songs also performed and he added a twist to his song giving a shout out to Prince’s Purple Rain during his performance.  He stated that Prince had inspired him.

There was a surprise performance by Tyrese who sung a few of Teddy Pendergrass songs including Turn Out the Lights.

Also a surprise, Todd Bridges gave a Tribute to Gary Coleman which was so respected with his hard work and dedication at such an early age.

Later, El Debarge performed some of his greatest hits.   This was really a well organized show, the greatest performers came out to support BET and give tribute to Prince.

The whole night built up to Randy Jackson introducing a tribute to Michael Jackson that had been left out; and to our surprise it was Chris Brown who was there to make a come back with his emotional performance of Man in the Mirror.   I thought he was really trying to make a change.  Brown gave a heart felt performance and the fans were very receptive to his movement.

Finally, these two artists might be new to the Hip Hop world, but Drake and his label mate Nicki Minaj also stole the show and took home rap honors.  Drake performed his newest single Thank Me Later, which just hit stores.  He took home Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award.   Nicki Manaj, who also was inspired by Jada Pinkett Smith, as she stated in her awards speech, took home Best Female Hip Hop Artist.  She also performed with Diddy and Dirt Money for the remix of  Hello, Good Morning; and then she performed again later with Ludacris for My Chick Bad & DJ Khaled All I Do Is Win.  Nicki Minaj, not only changed her outfits several times during the show,  but she also changed her wigs, varying from wild colors such as fluorescent orange to blond, and then hot pink. She remains to have been the most "stood out" entertainer during this 2010 BET Awards.

Complete List of 'BET Awards '10' Award Winners:

John Legend was honored with the Humanitarian Award.

Best Female R&B Artist:
Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Artist:
Trey Songz

Best Gospel:
Marvin Sapp

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist:

Best New Artist:
Nicki Minaj

Best Collaboration:
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys: Empire State of Mind

Video of the Year:
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga: Video Phone

Video Director of the Year:
Hype Williams

Best Actress:

Best Actor:
Idris Elba

Young Stars Award:
Keke Palmer

Best Movie:
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Subway Sportwoman of the Year:
Serena Williams

Subway Sportman of the Year:
LeBron James

Centric Award:

Best International Act:
Dizzee Rascal (UK)

Humanitarian Award:
John Legend

Lifetime Achievement Award

Viewers' Choice Award
Rihanna featuring Young Jeezy Hard

Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

Sunday, June 27, 2010



Having grown from a one day event in August 2009 to a two-day festival this year, EPICENTER Twenty Ten has been announced for Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana , CA .  It will feature an expanded area including accommodations for overnight festival camping. 
The initial line-up for this year’s EPICENTER Twenty Ten musical celebration will include headliners Blink-182, Eminem, KISS, Rise Against, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bush, B.O.B., Bad Religion, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Pacific and many more.  The multi-stage event will feature no schedule overlaps, allowing concert-goers to see every set throughout the weekend.  Go to www.EpicenterFestival.com for full lineups.
Many of these performances are unique to Southern California: EPICENTER Twenty Ten will mark KISS’ only 2010 California appearance; Eminem’s first California concert since 2005; Blink-182’s only 2010 concert in North America; Rise Against’s only concert in California this year; and the festival marks the first reunion show by Bush, who haven’t performed together since 2001.
Tickets for EPICENTER Twenty Ten go on sale, Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 AM (PT) at www.TicketMaster.comTickets start as low as $79.50 for a single day ticket and more information about weekend VIP passes, two-day value passes and single day tickets, plus all camping information can be found at www.epicenterfestival.com.
Look for more information about EPICENTER Twenty Ten to be released in the coming weeks.  EPICENTER Twenty Ten is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Ohio ’s successful Rock on the Range annual festival).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ron Artest Performs "Champions" with T-Pain for MH+L Modern Home + Living Issue 2 at J Lounge

By Schemika Mark
Edited by Ed Magik

Friday June 25, 2010
It was a power house event at The J lounge in downtown Los Angeles. Everyone came together for The Official Release Party of MH+L Modern Home and Living Magazine. This exclusive event was hosted by none other than the E! News newest Reporter Ashley Gorse with special Guest Lakers Superstar, Ron Artest, featuring live performances from Ron himself as well as the Hip Hop legend T-Pain.  This was a VIP guest list only event not open to the public.

The red carpet was teeming with talent from Americas Best Dance Crew to world famous fashion designers.  Also attending were actresses from Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,  plus new and upcoming artists, such as League 510 and Smooth.

The night had Ron Artest written all over it after his win at Game 7 of the NBA Finals this past week.   Ron continued to celebrate his victory of being a champion by giving a live performance of his new single entitled, “Champions”.

During the interview with Ron Artest , he basically said that  he came out to do what he said he was going to do; and that is be a champion.  Ron Artest is currently working with a beautiful recording artist by the name of Chin Chin from
China.  She has a dynamic voice and she was able to give a sample demonstration of her talent on the red carpet for Ed Magik TV.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Academy Invites 135 to Membership

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2010 to the Academy’s roster of voting members.
“The work of these individuals has been appreciated by moviegoers all around the world,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “The Academy is proud to invite each and every one of them.”

The Academy’s membership policies would have allowed a maximum of 180 new members in 2010, but as in other recent years, the several branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them. Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.
The 2010 invitees are:
Tobin Bell – “Saw,” “The Firm”
Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air,” “The Departed”
Miguel Ferrer – “Traffic,” “RoboCop”
James Gandolfini – “In the Loop,” “Get Shorty”
Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air,” “Twilight”
Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Phat Girlz”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education,” “Public Enemies”
Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker,” “28 Weeks Later"
Ryan Reynolds – “The Proposal,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
LaTanya Richardson Jackson – “Mother and Child,” “Losing Isaiah”
Peter Riegert – “Traffic,” “Crossing Delancey”
Sam Robards – “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “American Beauty”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones,” “Atonement”
Zoe Saldana – “Avatar,” “Star Trek”
Adam Sandler – “Funny People,” “Punch-Drunk Love”
Peter Sarsgaard – “An Education,” "Boys Don’t Cry"
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Shaun Toub – “Iron Man,” “The Kite Runner”
Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”
George Wyner – “A Serious Man,” “American Pie 2”
Ken Bielenberg – “Monsters vs Aliens,” “Shrek”
Peter de Seve – “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Ratatouille”
Steve Hickner – “Bee Movie,” "The Prince of Egypt"
Angus MacLane – “Toy Story 3,” “WALL-E”
Darragh O’Connell – “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty,” “Give Up Yer Aul Sins”
Simon Otto – “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda”
Bob Pauley – “Toy Story 3,” “Monsters, Inc.”
Willem Thijssen – “The Aroma of Tea,” “A Greek Tragedy"
Art Directors
Kim Sinclair – “Avatar,” “Cast Away”
Dave Warren – “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary”
Darcy Antonellis
John Lowry
Casting Directors
Laura Rosenthal – “The Messenger,” “I’m Not There”
Barry Ackroyd – “The Hurt Locker,” “United 93”
Christian Berger – “The White Ribbon,” “Cache”
Hagen Bogdanski – “The Young Victoria,” “The Lives of Others”
Shane Hurlbut – “Terminator Salvation,” “We Are Marshall”
Tom Hurwitz – “Valentino The Last Emperor,” “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib”
Dan Mindel – “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Tobias Schliessler – “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” “Hancock”
Stephen Windon – “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “House of Wax”
Robert Yeoman – “Get Him to the Greek,” “The Squid and the Whale”
Costume Designers
Catherine Leterrier – “Coco before Chanel,” “Avenue Montaigne”
Janet Patterson – “Bright Star,” “The Piano”
Jacques Audiard – “A Prophet,” “The Beat That My Heart Skipped”
Juan Jose Campanella – “The Secret in Their Eyes,” "Son of the Bride"
Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Shadowboxer”
Claudia Llosa – “The Milk of Sorrow,” “Madeinusa”
Lone Scherfig – “An Education,” “Italian for Beginners”
Adam Shankman – “Bedtime Stories,” “Hairspray”
Nancy Baker – “Rehearsing a Dream,” “Born into Brothels”
Rick Goldsmith – “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” “Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press”
Davis Guggenheim – “It Might Get Loud,” “An Inconvenient Truth”
Tia Lessin – “Capitalism: A Love Story,” “Trouble the Water”
Cara Mertes – “The Betrayal,” “My Country, My Country”
Frazer Pennebaker – “Al Franken: God Spoke,” “The War Room”
Julia Reichert – “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” “Seeing Red”
Morgan Spurlock – “Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?,” “Super Size Me”
Christopher W. Aronson
Jim Berk
Philippe Dauman
Sheila DeLoach
Donald Peter Granger
Nathan Kahane
Andrew Karpen
Ryan Kavanaugh
David Kosse
David Andrew Spitz
Emma Watts
Film Editors
Robert Frazen – “Synecdoche, New York,” “Smart People”
Dana E. Glauberman – “Up in the Air,” “Thank You for Smoking”
Joe Klotz – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Grace Is Gone”
Bob Murawski – “The Hurt Locker,” “Spider-Man”
John Refoua – “Avatar,” “Reno 911!: Miami”

Live Action Short Films
Joachim Back – “The New Tenants”
Gregg Helvey – “Kavi,” “The Knife Grinder’s Tale”
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Kris Evans – “X-Men The Last Stand," “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
Jane Galli – “Knight and Day,” “3:10 to Yuma”
Mindy Hall – “Star Trek,” “World Trade Center”
Joel Harlow – “Star Trek,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
Jenny Shircore – “The Young Victoria,” “Elizabeth”
Christophe Beck – “The Hangover,” “Bring It On”
Bono – “Gangs of New York,” “In the Name of the Father”
T Bone Burnett – “Crazy Heart,” “Cold Mountain”
The Edge – “Gangs of New York,” "GoldenEye"
Brian Tyler – “Fast & Furious,” “Aliens vs. Predator Requiem”
Stephanie Allain – “Black Snake Moan,” “Hustle & Flow”
Gregory Jacobs – “The Informant!,” “The Good German”
Jon Landau – “Avatar,” “Titanic”
Marc Turtletaub – “Away We Go,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Glenn Williamson – “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Hollywoodland”
Production Designers
Kirk M. Pertruccelli – “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Patriot”
Edward S. Verreaux – “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Jurassic Park III”
Public Relations
Dwight Caines
Suzanne M. Cole
Tommy Gargotta
Sophie Gluck
Josh Greenstein
Pamela Levine
Wendy Lightbourn
Michele Robertson
Tony Sella
Set Decorators
Maggie Gray – “The Young Victoria,” “Ella Enchanted”
Douglas A. Mowat – “Role Models,” “The Sixth Sense”
Caroline Smith – “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” “Match Point”
Frank Eulner – “Iron Man 2,” “Hellboy”
Adam Jenkins – “I Love You, Man,” “Crash”
Tony Lamberti – "Inglourious Basterds," “Sideways”
Dennis Leonard – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “The Polar Express”
Tom Myers – “Up,” “WALL-E”
Paul N.J. Ottosson – “The Hurt Locker,” “Spider-Man 3”
Resul Pookutty – “Ghajini,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Gary A. Rizzo – “How to Train Your Dragon,” “The Dark Knight”
Michael Silvers – “Up,” “Ratatouille”
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle – “Avatar,” "The Simpsons Movie"
Visual Effects
Matt Aitken – “District 9,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
Karen Ansel – “Angels & Demons,” “Men in Black II”
Richard Baneham – “Avatar,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
Eric Barba – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Zodiac”
Paul Debevec – “Avatar,” “King Kong”
Russell Earl – “Star Trek,” “Transformers”
Steve Galich – “Date Night,” "Transformers"
Andrew R. Jones – “Avatar,” “I, Robot”
Dan Kaufman – “District 9,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”
Derek Spears – “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Superman Returns”
Steve Sullivan – “Avatar,” “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith”
Michael J. Wassel – “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “The Bourne Identity”
Neill Blomkamp – “District 9”
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker,” “In the Valley of Elah”
Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Nick Hornby – “An Education,” “Fever Pitch”
Alex Kurtzman – “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Tom McCarthy – “Up,” “The Visitor”
Roberto Orci – “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Terri Tatchell – “District 9”

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer to Produce 83rd Academy Awards® Telecast


Beverly Hills, CA — Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen and acclaimed television producer/director Don Mischer will produce the 83rd Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced this evening. Mischer will also serve as the telecast’s director. This will be the first involvement with the Oscar® telecast for both men, though the two worked together on the Academy’s inaugural Governors Awards event in November of 2010.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic that Bruce and Don have accepted my invitation to produce and direct the 83rd Academy Awards telecast,” said Sherak. “Their work in producing the Academy’s inaugural Governors Awards was exceptional and I am confident they will bring their creative vision and extraordinary talent to produce/direct a most memorable Oscar show.”
“I fell in love with the Oscars as an eight-year-old kid, the night my grandmothers let me stay up to watch for the first time,” said Cohen. “It is a dream come true for me to now be producing the show with the phenomenal Don Mischer, whom I’ve had an incredible time working with in the past. We hope to create a show that celebrates what people around the world love about the Academy Awards year after year – the excitement, glamour and tradition of Oscar Night itself.”
“During my previous collaborations with Bruce, I have come to know him as a passionate, smart and creative producer, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to now be working with him on the Oscars,” said Mischer. “As a producer and director, I have always been inspired by the live broadcast of major, high-profile events and when it comes to that, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Academy Awards. The Oscars are truly ‘appointment’ television, they’re eagerly anticipated around the world, and they offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary artists who take us on a journey every time we step into a movie theater.”
Cohen won an Academy Award in 1999 as producer, with Dan Jinks, of Best Picture “American Beauty.” He and Jinks were again nominated in the Best Picture category in 2008 for “Milk.” Cohen’s other movie producing credits include “The Flintstones” (1994), “Down with Love” (2003), “Big Fish” (2003), “The Forgotten” (2004) and “The Nines” (2007). In television, Cohen’s credits include “Pushing Daisies,” “Traveler” and “Side Order of Life,” all as executive producer. He also executive produced the Emmy-nominated special “Movies Rock” in 2007, with Mischer.
Mischer’s producer/director credits include “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” several Super Bowl half-time shows and the opening ceremonies of both Winter and Summer Olympic Games. He has also produced specials with a wide range of musical performers, including Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson, Beyonce, Yo Yo Ma and Carrie Underwood. Among the many honors he has earned are 15 Emmy Awards, 10 Directors Guild of America Awards, two NAACP Image Awards and a Peabody Award.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Love is Strange at “Oscar® Noir”

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/email/images/header_ampas.gifBeverly Hills, CA — “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946), in which Kirk Douglas made his film debut, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter Robin Swicord (“Little Women,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”).
Robert Rossen wrote the screenplay for this romantic thriller starring Barbara Stanwyck in the title role of a woman made wealthy by a murder she committed in her youth. The film earned an Oscar® nomination for Writing – Original Motion Picture Story (Jack Patrick).
At 7 p.m. the UPA noir cartoon short “Rooty Toot Toot” (1951) and the episode “Lens of Death” from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.
“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. Including “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” there are nine screenings remaining in the series. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.
Tickets to individual evenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Love is Strange at “Oscar® Noir”

Love is Strange at “Oscar® Noir”
Beverly Hills, CA — “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946), in which Kirk Douglas made his film debut, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter Robin Swicord (“Little Women,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”).
Robert Rossen wrote the screenplay for this romantic thriller starring Barbara Stanwyck in the title role of a woman made wealthy by a murder she committed in her youth. The film earned an Oscar® nomination for Writing – Original Motion Picture Story (Jack Patrick).
At 7 p.m. the UPA noir cartoon short “Rooty Toot Toot” (1951) and the episode “Lens of Death” from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.
“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. Including “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” there are nine screenings remaining in the series. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.
Tickets to individual evenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Magic Johnson Celebrates Ten Victories, Five as Player and Five as Owner

Written by Schemika Mark
Edited by Ed Magik

We come together and unite as we celebrate the victory of the all time Championship of the Los Angeles Lakers, sponsored and hosted by none other than the legendary himself former NBA Player Magic Johnson and Swagg Media at Trousdale on Sunset Bl. in West Hollywood, California.  As a TV host, Model and Actress myself Schemika Mark, this was a grand experience to be able to do an interview with Magic Johnson.  Not only is he a great player in the game of basketball, but he is also a great player and a champion in the art of entrepreneurship. What an awesome statement he made about giving back to his community, especially to urban areas such as the Crenshaw district, Watts and other areas.  Magic’s take on the game is that the Lakers are winners he quotes, ' Winners, Win and Losers Lose".

You can visit Ed Magik TV and view the video where I had the honor and the pleasure to interview him about his overview of the Lakers and how he is reaching back into the community and helping in more ways than one.

This was a fun filled, star-studded event with numerous entertainers in attendance including, Rap Music legend Master P, and his son Romeo, Comedian / Entertainer Alex Thomas, Talk Show Host / R&B Artist Bryan McKnight, R&B Artist Johnny Gil, and R&B Producer / Artist Al B. Sure just to name a few.   It was a packed house.  This celebration was to celebrate the players, the coaches, and their fans.  After the big turn out at the parade earlier in the day these dedicated artist and fans all came out to show there support and celebrate a moment that will be marked down in history for the Lakers and a championship that has been well earned.

As the City of Angels, we are so proud of the Lakers and their continued successes.  This was an example of never giving up.

The Boston Celtics, which is also a great team, played a good during the season and during the finals.   They gave the Lakers a run for the money, but the Lakers also had major support from their fans, which helped to carry the team to victory.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Damian Chapa Lives His Vision: A Feature Story ...

By Pete Allman

It seems like yesterday when I sat down to talk with Damian Chapa about his upcoming film, "Brando Unauthorized." It was a tranquil day with blue skies in Marina Del Rey, California where we were relaxing on his yacht. Chapa, looked up at the sky in wonderment of his over 50-film career and calmly said, ''This new film project Brando Unauthorized is possible through God. We're making history with the greatest actor of our time.''

Chapa is an upfront individual, and his accomplishments as a controversial filmmaker have garnered him world-wide respect from independent filmmakers. Prior to Chapa's films "Blood In Blood Out," where he starred as Meklo with Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Pratt and Enrique Castillo, and his film "Street Fighter," with Raul Julia and Van Damme, Chapa decided early on in his acting career to control his destiny.

Chapa came from a broken household with immense suffering from the loss of a loved one and succeeded the restrictive powers ran throughout Hollywood. It wasn't long before Chapa founded Amadeus Films where he produced, starred in and directed numbers of independent films. "Polanski Unauthorized," (the story of Polish director and actor Roman Polanski), examines Polanski's life in an empathetic way. Another includes "Bobby Fischer Live," (which examines Bobby Fischer, the 'world's greatest chess player' during his time), points out the family crisis Bobby faced during his childhood.

Both films have garnered much attention from the media and movie goers throughout the world, but Chapa always knew he would become an actor.
One day, after school, while watching ''Last Tango,'' starring Marlon Brando, Chapa decided he would devote himself to acting.

''After watching the Academy Award performance of Brando in Last Tango, I knew where my destiny was going,'' Chapa said.
Dedicating many years to acting, producing and directing, Chapa lives his dream and is in production of the Marlon Brando story. "Brando Unauthorized" tells the story of a father who is torn between his busy life as an actor which leads him to neglect his son. It is a role few actors would choose. On the other hand, it fits Chapa's character and very much relates to his life as someone who stands up for people's rights.

Other films produced by Amadeus Films include: "Bad Cop" with David Carradine, "Shade of Pale" with Desislava Dimitrova and Gary Busey, "I.R.A.," "Man Of Faith," "V2-The Dark Hour," "El Padrino," "Mexican Gangster," "Fuego" and "Death of Evil."
For more information on Amadeus Films visit www.amadeuspictures.com

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Persian Wedding Singer Gets Thrown Out Of Black Wedding!


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Tito Jackson Inspires Young Music Artist Trueful

Trueful and Tito Jackson  (Photo Credit:  Donald Carraway)
Los Angeles, CA, June, 2010 --Twenty two year old music newcomer Trueful was awe-inspired at meeting Tito Jackson at the recent Sexy Hot Beautiful "Aesthetic Everything" gifting suite held at The Beverly Hills Country Club, which celebrated the MTV Movie Awards. Trueful was beyond thrilled to pose for pictures with one of the members of the most famous music groups in the world, The Jackson Five.

 Later in the afternoon, Trueful performed with his dancers D. Valentine and Jazzy and made the crowd scream and yell like a true Jackson concert. Maybe a little Jackson magic rubbed off on to the young singer.

Onlookers included celebrities, Ernie Hudson, former Barker's Beauty Kathleen Bradley, BET Comic view comedienne Annie McKnight (who put the squeeze on Tito), comedienne Jennifer Tapiero, mixed-martial arts expert Mariano Mendoza and actress Suzette Tomlinson. The event was hosted by Leyla Milani and Playboy playmate Kelly Carrington.

Often compared to Usher, Trueful's star is on the rise. His new music offering "A Taste of Class" is scheduled for release in the fall.

Related link: www.myspace.com/betrueful

Monday, June 7, 2010


B2: Broadway Logo




 Co-Hosted by Broadway's Adrian Bailey and Coleman Domingo with Musical Performances by

Alyson Williams, Kimberly Nichole, Ty Stephens,

Kevin-Anthony and Karl Dixon

Plus Special Celebrations Honoring the Multi-Tony Award® Winning Musical "Sophisticated Ladies,"
Broadway Performer and Choreographer Kenneth Roberson and the AUDELCO Organization

(New York, NY - June 7, 2010) -- Black 2: Broadway, the exclusive event celebrating the contributions of performers of color in the arts, continues in its sixth year of honoring past and current Tony Award® winners of color, with another all-star event on Sunday, June 13, 2010, 8:00 p.m. at G Uptown, 2110 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (at 125th Street) in the heart of Harlem.

Founded by B2: Productions partners, Sean Hollingsworth and Kevin-Anthony, Black 2: Broadway is serving its mission to create a support structure for the ongoing development and proliferation of talent and new works generated and produced by people of color. This year's Black 2: Broadway event will include a cocktail hour, followed by a big screen viewing of the Tony Awards® telecast. During the commercial breaks, there will be performances by artists, previous Tony Award® winners and current nominees.

On March 10, 2002 Black 2: Broadway launched its inaugural event showcasing the talents of performers of color, both known and unknown.  Over the years, Black 2: Broadway events have included performances by a host of Broadway talent and national recording artists such as Phylicia Rashad, Sheryl Lee Ralph,  Melba Moore, Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Lewis, LaChanze, Lillias White, Savion Glover, Ebony Jo-Ann, BJ Crosby, Malik Yoba, Marva Hicks, Billy Porter, Victor Cook, Darius de Haas, Tina Fabrique, Ty Stephens, Shelton Becton, The Broadway Inspirational Voices, Alyson Williams, Ledisi,  Shirley Murdock, Phoebe Snow, Freddie Jackson, Meli'sa Morgan and Jenny Burton.
Black 2: Broadway's ongoing aim is to offer opportunities for stage and musical performers to unite with the audiences that enthusiastically want to support them. Black 2: Broadway serves as a model for future activities to be held across the country. 

On Sunday, June 13, doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at 8:00 p.m. sharp.  Ticket prices are $65.00 in advance and $75.00 after June 9, 2010.  Ticket price includes passed hors d'oeuvres, buffet, dessert and coffee station. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 212-352-3101, or online at www.theatermania.com.

For more information on Black 2: Broadway, log on to www.black2broadway.com or www.b2productions.xbuild.com. 

Henry Selick and Penelope Spheeris to Present at 2010 Student Academy Awards®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 
Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar®-nominated animator Henry Selick and director Penelope Spheeris will present at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 37th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The awards ceremony is the culmination of a week of industry-related activities and social events that the Academy will host for the 13 student filmmakers from across the United States and one from the United Kingdom who have been selected as winners this year.
Selick received his first Oscar nomination this past year for the animated feature “Coraline.” He is known as a stop-motion animation producer-director; his credits include “Monkeybone,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Spheeris just completed production on “Balls to the Wall,” due out in 2011. She got her start as a music video producer in the 1970s, before moving into documentaries and feature films. Her feature credits include “Black Sheep” and “Wayne’s World.” Spheeris’s documentaries include “We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll” and “The Decline of Western Civilization” parts I, II and III.

Selick and Spheeris join Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner as presenters.
While U.S. winners know they will each receive an award, their placement – Gold, Silver or Bronze – will not be revealed until the June 12 ceremony. Gold Medal award winners receive cash grants of $5,000, Silver Medal award winners receive $3,000 and Bronze Medal award winners receive $2,000. The Honorary Foreign Film winner receives a $1,000 cash grant.

The U.S. students first competed in one of three regional competitions. Each region was permitted to send as many as three finalist films in each of four award categories. Academy members then screened the films and voted to select the winners.

The U.S. winners represent 10 U.S. colleges and universities, including for the first time the Kansas City Art Institute (Missouri) and Parsons The New School for Design (New York). The Honorary Foreign Film winner was selected from a record pool of 61 entries representing 36 countries. A complete list of this year’s winners can be found at http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/winners/2010.html.
The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 40 Oscar nominations and have won or shared seven awards. At the 82nd Academy Awards earlier this year, Pete Docter, who earned a Student Academy Award in 1992, took home the Oscar for Animated Feature Film for “Up.” He also earned a nomination for the original screenplay for the film. Additionally, Gregg Helvey, a 2009 Student Academy Award winner, received his first Oscar nomination in the Live Action Short Film category for “Kavi.”

The 37th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 12 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Tanto Metro and Devonte's "Are you Ready"

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To all the fans we love and appreciate you watching Tanto Metro and Devonte's "Are you Ready" video online. The track will be included on the Dynamic Duo's  upcoming album and so far the single has been getting a lot of air play both locally and internationally. Thanks for the love!

Also be on the lookout for the release of "The Lipstick Riddim Medley" video  featuring Tanto Metro and Devonte's track "Gwanie Gwanie". This project was produced by English "The Riddim Scientist" and was shot last month in Florida by Cadiac Production.

Click here to watch the video for "Are You Ready" and finally see what everyone is talking about!

Tito Jackson "gets Got"

Tito Jackson "gets Got"

Actress Suzette Tomlinson, Tito Jackson and Columnist/PR Maven Eugenia Wright 
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Photo Credit:  Donald Carraway

This and other stories appear at www.eurweb.com
Eugenia Wright is a syndicated columnist. She writes for numerous publications
including: EURweb, The Scoop LA, Crunk Mag, DV8 Weekly, Fashion Meets Music,
Celebrity EXTRA.TV and Donald Carraway's Hollywood Nights. Postings frequently
appear at The Tolucan Times and California Examiner.

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