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MOVIE NEWS: (HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on 'Live by Night' - the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros.
Film NEWS: -- Get ready and brace yourself for the fast acting and exciting new small film company called 5150 Films LLC based out of Houston, Texas. Frank Shank (Screenwriter/Director) and Jacqueline Skyler (Executive Producer/Supporting Actor) have teamed up to entertain audiences with their amazing screenplays that span a variety of genres.
Film NEWS: -- Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film "NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)" shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life.
Film NEWS: -- "The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall," a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking, is being relaunched via a new channel and a new production outlet. Each half-hour episode will present original interviews with the creative talent on both sides of the camera.
FILM AND VIDEO NEWS: (RUSKIN, Fla.) Dream Merchants Entertainment LLC announces production of the 140 minute feature film, 'The Kamasutra Garden,' which takes viewers on a journey to a brothel in Nevada where the girls earn their money by pleasuring men using the Kamasutra techniques. The feature film is based on the acclaimed novel by Riju R. Sam.
FILM AND VIDEO NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) After directing over a dozen short films, French filmmaker Tristan Convert announced he has directed his first feature, 'SCRATCH,' an original horror comedy starring Daniele Watts ('Django Unchained'), for which he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, to reach $10K for finishing funds. Set in Los Angeles's known-to-be haunted Old Zoo, 'SCRATCH' is one of the first, if not the first, found footage films shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 6.
MOVIE NEWS: (HOLLYYWOOD, Calif.) Actor Massi Furlan takes on the role of Anthony Servidone opposite Ben Affleck in 'Live by Night' a 1920's prohibition-era American crime film written and directed by Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is being distributed by Warner Bros and slated to hit the theaters in 2017.
FILM NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) A film documentary commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Texas Boys Choir screened Feb. 18 during a special ceremony at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The documentary - literally seven decades in the making - explores the vast and rich history and legacy of the boys choir. It is written and directed by Gary McGrath, a TBC alum who also is executive director of The Texas State Men and Boys Choir.
FILM & VIDEO NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller "Malevolent" have launched an IndieGogo campaign during Feb/March 2016: the goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds to get the movie completed. "Malevolent" combines horror and sci-fi into an original, time-twisting concoction. The producers describe the movie as "SAW meets Groundhog Day.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Publishers Newswire/ -- Intuitive photographer Debbie “Sophia” Phillips Noll’s recent “Eye Spy” submission to “National Geographic” magazine was published recently in an online story for its “Your Shot” online community.
REVIEW: Privacy is becoming an antiquated concept. In "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" (ISBN: 9780393244816), security expert Bruce Schneier leads you through a labyrinth of surveillance that should scare the hell out of you.
Screenplay in Development for Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller ‘Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project’
BOOK NEWS: Geminid Press recently announced it has partnered with writer-director Jack Snyder to develop a screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction conspiracy thriller "Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project" (ISBN: 978-0990737100) by Daniel P. Douglas. In the SF novel, readers plunge into a storyline featuring former FBI agent William Harrison who finds himself hot on the trail of a major "extraterrestrial cover-up."
Inspirational book trilogy ‘The Joy of Heaven’ by author-artist Daniel Leske illustrates what awaits us in heaven
BOOK NEWS: Daniel Leske, with a degree in physics, is the author and illustrator of the new book trilogy, "The Joy of Heaven" (ISBN: 978-1597553759; Book 1), an "inspirational series of creatively illustrated books that are filled with words and images of how heaven was revealed to him by God."
REVIEW: While it didn't convert me to atheism, 'The God Delusion' (ISBN: 9780618918249) by Richard Dawkins is still terrific and should be required reading for anyone who still thinks religion has any value in society. Dawkins' philosophical points are even persuasive, up to a point, but I cannot join him in his non-belief.
REVIEW: A beautifully crafted book on a mesmerizing but ugly topic, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief" by Lawrence Wright (ISBN: 9780307745309) is a shocking investigation into the cult of Scientology. As with today's torture-porn horror films, its followers are berated, degraded, and psychologically harmed.
REVIEW: The fundamental principles of the United States were honored and extended by Frances Perkins, who was "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage" (ISBN: 9781400078561). A tireless worker for justice, Perkins has too long been hidden from history. Kirstin Downey seeks to remedy the oversight in her fascinating book.
BOOK NEWS: Certified master sex expert educator and sex and relationship coach, Nikki Ransom-Alfred, recently announced her new book "30 Sex Positions and Tips For Getting Wild, Rough, and Kinky" for lovers looking for adventure. The guide is an overall reflection of the consultations she provides during her workshops, lectures and in private consultations.
When a writer gets the initial idea that their work is valuable enough to see the light of day and deserves public attention, that is when everything gets seriously tricky. Traditional publishing is a very attractive yet competitive method of releasing a book into the marketplace, especially since there are a limited number of manuscripts actually accepted annually by publishing houses.
New book reveals early days of corn syrup in foods: ‘SWEET SUCCESS: A Journey of Change and Challenge’
BOOK NEWS: Doug Lapins' new book, "SWEET SUCCESS: A Journey of Change and Challenge" (ISBN 978-0-9905995-0-0; paper; Foursome Press) chronicles the changes, challenges, and guiding principles of a thirty year stellar corporate career. "SWEET SUCCESS" also tells the history of a then-new product, high-fructose corn syrup, with the "inside story" of how, over time, a money-saving and seemingly harmless new sweetener became a controversial product.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ -- Available for the first time in an exclusive ebook version from Cultmachine, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (ISBN: 978-0-9840327-6-1) by journalist and screenwriter Rex Weiner features two gritty tales of private eye Ford Fairlane, the music industry's "rock n roll detective." Fairlane solves cases involving the punk rock and new wave scenes in New York City and Los Angeles in the late-1970s.