“The Izzy Show” premieres at Flappers Comedy Club this Sunday, Feb. 19th in Burbank to benefit The Saban Free Clinic -Rock Artist Kristen Faulconer expected on the red carpet

picture of Kristen Faulconer on the red carpet

Artist Kristen Faulconer (KristenFaulconer.net) is attending the benefit Sunday. Her "Dollhouse," a new release comes out Feb. 23rd

Rock Artist Kristen Faulconer is expected to appear on the red
carpet this Sunday with a host of celebrities to benefit the
The Saban Free Clinic 

"The Izzy Show"  CAST

The Izzy Show is a monthly live staged event. The show takes its cues from the best: Chappelle Show, The Chris Rock Show, You Can’t Do That On Television, and All That. The Izzy Show cast of multi-talented teens will perform sketches and stand-up that pokes fun at pop-culture, the news, and teen interests from their unique POV.

“The Izzy Show” starring Izzy with his cast-mates of multi-talented teens take a comedic jab at news, pop-culture and teen angst from their unique p-o-v.

This monthly showcase takes it’s cues from the best:

Chappelle’s Show, The Chris Rock Show,

You Can’t Do That On Television and All That,

while bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to

a tried and true formula. “The Izzy Show” will feature:
Pre-taped film spoofs

Faux commercials

Special celebrity guest/one-on-one with Izzy

Live teen-friendly stand-up acts

Musical performances

www.theizzyshow.com

“The Izzy Show” Promo

CONFIRMED teen celebrities to attend: Zachary Alexander Rice (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Parenthood, Raising Hope), Julianna Rose (Pretty Little Liars, Squeeze in Disney’s Handy Manny, Sings in the Glee 3D Movie, Disney’s Prom), Jennessa Rose (Ponyo directed by the world famous Hayao Miyazaki, Charlotte’s Web, Glee 3D Movie, Crazy Stupid Love, Yogi Bear, Little Miss Sunshine), Madison Curtis (The Young & The Restless, KARtv, BrainSurge), Zach Callison (Disney’s Sofia the First), Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty, The Class, The Beast), Brendon Eggerston (Just Go With It, The Mentalist, 18 Year Old Virgin), Meeghan Henrey (Corey In The House, Lincoln Heights), Camryn Molnar (Pictureka, BrainSurge, and Say Uncle), Presley Cash (The Megan Mullally Show, BrainSurge, Taylor Swift video “MEAN”), Justin Tucci (Big Love, iCarly, The Goat with Val Kilmar), Abigail Hardgrove (World War Z, Butterfly Circus ID, General Hospital), Malyssa Theresa Martinez (California Dream Project with Will.I.Am, Hairspray The Musical), Sam Lant (Modern Family, Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther,” Victorious), Abi Ann Hoffman (Beyond the Mat, Leaving Hollywood, One Summer, Wish Wizard), Melissa Stomber (16-Love, Sara Rose, Susan’s Remembrance), Preston Strother (Criminal Minds, Oliver’s Ghost), Taylor Hay, (Blind, Wish Wizard, The Blue Rose, Robbie), Jolie Vanier (The Joey & Elise Show), Austin Anderson (Victorious, The Joey & Elise Show), Isabella Rae Thomas (Brother & Sisters, A Better Life), Laci Kay (The Ben & Ari Show, BrainSurge, The Fresh Beat Band), Felix Ryan-Power Rangers, Noah Dahl-Bad Teacher/Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Madison Leslie-Kill Katie Malone, Taylor Renolds-The Contract, Garrett Palmer-WALL-E, Malik Procter-Albert! Or my Life in the Ocean, Heaven Marie-Pardon, Jacob Nathaniel-I.E.P, Renee-A Mother’s Choice, Chelsea Cook-Spin the Bottle: The Kiss of Death, Parker Contreras-Alice in Wonderland, Mozaic-Recording Group, Taylor Wane-Little Nicky, Alexis Paine, Emma Rose and the Band-Recording Group, Tess Christainsen-The Prom Before the Storm, Keaton Simons-Recording Artist, Sky High soundtrack, Bella King-Red Riding Hood, Ben Lee Foster-Peep Game, Alex Ann Hopkins-The Box, Sydney Dodick, Victoria Grace-Tracks.

Sunday, February 19th
3:00pm-3:30pm:

3:45pm-4:45pm: Red Carpet,
“The Izzy Show”
Cast & Teen Celebrity Arrivals
5:00pm-7:00pm: Showtime

Flappers Comedy Club
102 E. Magnolia Street
Burbank, CA91502

Generous portion of the ticket sales will go to support
The Saban Free Clinic
which provides free healthcare services to people unable to afford health care coverage.

The late TV Series Icon David Carradine’s exwife “Desperate Housewives’ Marina Anderson joins other celebs in endorsing Sun Born Natural Products Co. Herbal Chi Balm

 Actress Marina Anderson, ex-wife of the late Kung Fu TV Icon David Carradine endorses Sun Born Natural Products Co.’s Herbal Chi Balm 

LOS ANGELES, CA— Sun Born Natural Products Co.

image of Herbal Chi Balm in a jar

Great Father's Day Gift

announced today that it’s has earned the support of Actress Marina Anderson, the ex-wife of the late TV Kung Fu series Icon David Carradine. Sun Born Natural Product’s Herbal Chi Balm is a specialized natural product used for relief of pain from physical exertion, minor injury, and used for sports training.

image of Marina Anderson

Actress Marina Anderson

“I tried it on my sore neck and back, and the pain went away, leaving me with a relaxed, warm, calm feeling in my muscles.  I’m going to use it next time I get a massage too!” said Anderson.

The Herbal Chi Balm formula contains 100 percent pure organic unrefined Shea Butter, and lavender oil along with 20 hot and cold Chinese herbs. “I tried it on my sore neck and back, and not only did it help the pain go away, but it left me with a relaxed, warm, calm feeling in my muscles,” said Marina Anderson. “I’m going to use it next time I get a massage too!”

Anderson, a noted actress (Law & Order: Los Angeles, Desperate Housewives, The Good Life (1997), Natural Selection (1999) Dangerous Curves (2000) (to name a few) is also a voice-over artist, writer, producer, designer makeup artist, acting teacher and coach, personal manager and career consultant. For more than 35 years,Anderson has ventured in practically every facet of the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera.

The actress was responsible, as personal manager and publicist, for resurrecting the career of the late Kung Fu TV Icon Actor David Carradine (her now, ex-husband), which led to Carradine starring in Quentin Tarrantino’s film Kill Bill (2004). During their six years together, her life and career with Carradine has been highly publicized worldwide. Most recently Anderson wrote a book on David Carradine and also has a new line of jewelry called,
“The Flying Goddess.”
For the full story visit: http://www.mayocommunications.com/2011-NEWS%20RELEASES/NR-390.htm

“How to get published” in Los Angeles Times Entertainment -Calendar, The Envelope and more at media workshop for publicists

Hollywood, CA – “She was a tough lady, but will always be remembered as one who was very protective of her clients as we should be,” said EPPS President Henri Bollinger, who had talked to the slain longtime Publicist Ronni Chasen the day before she was gunned down in Beverly Hill, Ca.

The Publicist was driving home on Sunset Blvd. from an after-party and the premiere of Cher’s new movie “Burlesque.” Detectives said they believed it was a deliberate hit, when they discovered the publicist in her black Mercedes sedan, which was wrapped around a light pole.  Chasen had suffered five gunshot wounds to the chest according to police.

“I was so traumatized that I realized that I was still only worried about an answer on a project, when a friend called and told me of her tragedy,” said Bollinger.

“It was then I realize that we need to live for the day, and you can not always be concerned over what you believe is important or a benefit to me. It took the better part of the day to reconcile,” he said.

Bollinger offered a moment of silence at the LA Times Entertainment Editors media workshop, immediately following his remarks at the ICG Local 600 Union Auditorium, Hollywood, CA. (Nov. 18, 2010).
Lisa Fung, LAT
The consensus in contacting editors or pitching a story and the best advice comes from Panelist Lisa Fung, Online Arts and Entertainment Editor, LA Times.
“Just forget that you have a phone, so email me your pitch and I will get back to you as soon as possible that’s the best way for me to get back to you. I just received 80 emails sitting here.”
Fung says social media brings tons of traffic to the LA Times website and blogs.
The last time I checked LAT Twitter had 93,000+ followers, too.
Online Arts and Entertainment Editor Lisa Fung says the best way to pitch everyone is by email.  During the meeting she noted that 80 emails had just come in, and she was deleting many in her inbox while
listening to other panelists.
She currently oversees round-the-clock multimedia coverage of all arts and entertainment, including Calendar. The Envelope, Company, Town and more than a dozen latimes.com blogs. To Reach her email: Lisa.Fung@latimes.com.
One of the pet peaves of editors is sending multiple email pitches, which could be the kiss of death. Randall Roberts reminded everyone about the email overload.
Randall Roberts, pop music editor, LA Times said,” he relies on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc where there are a lot of thoughtful people who share stories, trends and ideas.”
Randall Roberts, LA Times

 

Roberts also echoed earlier comments that social media drives traffic, and influences his decisions on story assignments. Often Robert says, he gets a lot of people who care about what he writes, and trend stories often pop up on Twitter and Facebook.

Roberts currently oversees all of the rock, pop, hip hop, electronic, world music, soundtrack and country coverage – basically everything except jazz and classical.
Before coming to the LA Times, Roberts served as music editor at LA Weekly. To reach him email is best at:Randal.Roberts@latimes.com.
Joy Press, Pop Culture & Deputy Television editor also told Entertainment Publicists to “keep your pitches short as “we are working on both print and Online versions of the Times.”
Pop Culture & Deputy Television Editor Joy Press also prefers email pitches from publicists. Press says they are always looking for good trend stories.

Press, before arriving at the Times, she was the culture editor at Salon.com, where she oversaw the entertainment, books and lifestyle sections and blogs.

She has written widely about TV, movies, music and all facets of popular culture.

(Joy.Press@latimes.com).

The Los Angeles Times Entertainment has several sections of the newspaper:  MOVIES TVMUSIC CELEBRITY ARTS & CULTURE COMPANY TOWN CALENDAR ENVELOPE BOOKS
Elena Howe, The Envelope Editor says she does not Tweet and does Faceboook “only with friends,” however she says “it will be her new goal to do it by the end of next year.”
Howe also says The Envelope does not take client photos or handouts, but rather relies heavily
on the wire image news services.
Howe chronicles the highs and lows of the Hollywood award season as the editor of The Envelope.
Elena Howe,
The Envelope Editor
She was previously an assistant editor for SoCal Living at the Times and has previously served as LIfestyle and news editor at several California publications. (Elena.Howe@latimes.com)
Howe also prefers email pitches on all stories.
The Envelope offers complete coverage of the Academy Awards, Oscar nominations, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, red carpet fashion, news, celebrity gossip and more.
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Sally Hofsmeiseter was the editor last year when The LA Times had The Envelope Launch kick-off party, October 2009.
The Winter and Summer EPPS mixer events are free to anyone interested.
Nikki Pesusich,
CFO, Coterie Public Relations
@EPPS LAT media workshop

Anyone reading this blog can contact us to learn more about EPPS and how to join, or be our guest at the next media workshop.

Nikki Pesusich, CFO, Coterie Public Relations @EPPS LAT media workshop, who won the EPPS door prize 2010 O’Dwyer PR directory (top 2,000 PR firms in USA) @ www.odwyerpr.com, Manhattan, NY.

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For information about EPPS visit:www.eppsonline.org.
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Publicity@mayocommunications.com or call 818-340-5300.
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David Carradine The Eye of My Tornado – Powerful Book by Actress Marina Anderson

Actress Marina Anderson held her first book signing at the Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA, July 23, 2010. About the Late TV Series Kung Fu Legend David Carradine as told by Actress Marina Anderson: David Carradine – a world icon, had a volatile, dark and brilliant personality. His acting career spanned four decades on stage, television and cinema. He became an international sensation as Kwai Chang Caine in the ‘70s hit television series Kung Fu.

Further cementing his icon status, he starred in the classic movies Death Race 2000, Bound for Glory and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, which vaulted Carradine back onto the Hollywood A-list. David Carradine died in a Bangkok hotel room, on June 3, 2009, an apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation. Amid sensational media speculation, Marina launched her own investigation into the death of her ex-husband. Suicide? Foul play? A sex act gone wrong? Was he alone? Was there a cover-up? Her conclusions are startling. MAYO PR exclusive TV interview at first book signing.

Book Soup says:

Publisher Comments: Accomplished American actor David Carradine was both an enigma and a chameleon. As the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, he appeared in over a hundred feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. On June 4, 2009, Carradine was mysteriously found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. He left many unanswered and disturbing questions behind…
Dividing her time between Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, Marina Anderson is an established actress with an extensive background in journalism as a professional freelance writer.

For your charity celebrity event contact George
Mc Quade, Publicity@MAYOCommunications.com or call 818-340-5300. We would love to help create a buzz for your next event. Our last charity event raised money for Breast Cancer Research with a MAMMOJAM 2010.

Marilyn Monroe’s Publicist Alive and Kicking on the Race Track to Stardom

Julian Myers, the most trusted Hollywood Publicist and known in celebrity circles continues to break records and steal the spotlight even at a young
age of 92.

Patsy (wife) Myers and Entertainment Publicist Julian Myers who founded AmigoDay.

Hollywood Publicists Scores Big in Six Events In One Day

92-year-old Hollywood publicist Julian Myers competed in the California State Senior Meet June 5th at CalTech in Pasadena in track and field in his age group and won five first places and a second  “to popularize AmigoDay,” Myers said.

AmigoDay is the holiday he and his wife Patsy founded six years ago:  “Just greet anyone anywhere, your way, any month’s first Sunday.”

The Senior Meet was open to anyone from anywhere so it fit AmigoDay’s criterion for sponsorship and Myers’ participation.

Myers was second in the 50-meter, tied for first in the 100, won the 200, 400 and  1,500 meter and long jump.

Julian Myers after running 90 miles from San Diego to LA invited 390 of his best friends to his 90th birthday party that ends on the same day as the LA Marathon.

He won the 1,500- meter American championships in 2006, 2007, 2008 and “probably 2009″ which he scored at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.     Each year he participates in six events in St. George in one day (“for AmigoDay”),  and will again October 6th.

Julian is still active in Hollywood publicity, having graduated from USC in 1939 in Cinema,  and publicized Elvis Presley, John Wayne and other stars at 20th-Fox  beginning in 1949. Julian is a former board member of Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) and one of the most trusted and known in celebrity circles and entertainment publicity.
He admits, “The favorite client of Julian Myers Public Relations today is  AmigoDay.  Not a sexy star or $1,000,000 account,  but Patsy’s and my dream.” Julian has worked with some of the best in the film and entertainment industry and has represented Marilyn Monroe, Dennis Weaver to Marlon Brando to name a few legends.

Julian Myers on his 90th Birthday receives a gift from MAYO PR after running 90 Miles from San Diego to LA Marathon.

Angel Entertainment Foundation Reaches Out To Help Abused Children and Entertainment Pros Heal: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Los Angeles, May 11, 2010 – Angeles Entertainment Foundation, a non profit organization that encourages self-expression through all aspects of film, video and music production is kicking off a fundraising “Operation Launch Party” this

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Aqua Lounge, 424 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 91210.

“I look forward to meeting everyone on the red carpet and to a great event in Beverly Hills,” said President Michelle Lovetro, CEO at Soaring High Productions and Film Investments. “Just a few months after our last Event Angel Entertainment Foundation has made big strides towards the ‘Launch Party’.”

The celebrity event will spotlight Carmina Salcido, Sonoma, CA, who 20 years ago survived her father’s murderous rampage that left seven family member dead and was featured on ABC’s 20/20 program. She talks about her life since then in her new book ‘Not Lost Forever’, of which she will autograph at the event.

Angel Entertainment Foundation is an organization devoted to teaching abused and troubled youth from the age of 10 to 18 the art of film making, video and music production. “

“We use these expressive disciplines as a way to heal the soul and provide a positive environment for struggling youth to communicate their feelings,” explained Lovetro . “This is done in a supervised environment, and we do have counselors on staff.”

Lavetro works in conjunction with Soaring High Entertainment Co-Op, so they can provide professional instruction utilizing people that have had years of experience in the industry. They also provide labs in acting, script writing, direction, set design, musical scoring, basically anything to do with production.

Angeles Entertainment Foundation  Goals:

1. Give the youth a sense of identity. Often with abuse kids lose their self esteem, turn to outside negative influences to cope. Through the performing arts they gain it back and feel they have value. Expression through creativity has been proven to be a positive form of therapy.

2. Give the youth a safe place where they can interact and build social skills.

3. To use the performing arts to teach valuable life skills, give them the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of success, the courage and motivation to reach for their dreams.

Guests invited and expected at Wednesday’s event include:  the cast of “Gravity”, Jon Harrison Taylor, Son of R&B legend Johnny Taylor, Chloe Jordache, who just released her CD. Other up and coming artist are included in line up.

Angeles Entertainment Foundation  has also partnered with Safe Passages and A&G Entertainment Productions.

Angel Entertainment Foundation has put together a proven, experienced and diverse team of seasoned practitioners. The Angel team is spearheaded by long-time therapist Dr. Kandis Blakely.

“It is our goal to train other mental health counselors and therapists in her proven NDT ‘New Decision Therapy’ that she has had great success with in several countries. Breaking the cycle is all about healing traumatic events in peoples past,” said Lovetro.

“We are a compassionate, passionate foundation ready to help damaged children and it is our goal to build awareness and grow year by year as a motivator of other foundations and non profits, not to just meet the children’s enrichment needs but also their mental and emotional needs,” she said.

“Most importantly today’s economy, non profits are struggling to stay in operation and I feel a collaborative effort will keep us all strong so the work may continue,” said Lovetro. “It is my goal at this time to have an all day concert inviting other non profits to participate in creating awareness to programs available to children who want enrichment as well as healing.”

For more information on Angel Entertainment Foundation, please visit: www.angelentertainmentfoundation.org

[Editors: For media interviews contact Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229]
or visit: www.MayoCommunications.com

Electronic Press Kits (EPKs) – All you’ll ever need to know for movie marketing, music marketing & Book Authors


EPK Experts

The Digital Age Makes EPKsAffordable

An electronic press kit (EPK), the electronic form of traditional press kits used by writers and reporters have become more affordable, but you need to follow protocol and the rules of engagement according to an expert panel at a recent (12-10-09) Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) media workshop sponsored by the International Cinematographers (ICG) Union Local 600 in Hollywood.

On-Demand and Online cost sharing has brought the prices down. “The costs really depends upon the distributor and what they’re resources are as they can run from a couple of thousand dollars to 100-Thousand said,” David Naylor, president, The DVD Group, LA.

“The notification of movie distribution comes partly from studios, EPK vendor and the publicists themselves. It is more profitable to have everything in one group getting a better bang for your buck,” he said.

“There’s more outlets out there and if you are hiring the right people, where an author and book tour, they are shooting the stuff that people are going want to see and outlets are going to play.”
Naylor talks about what goes into an electronic press kit.

An EPK takes the form of a CD or DVD, an e-mail, an e-mail, or a flash-drive

In the 80’s and 90’s it was expensive and satellite feeds didn’t work too good. Today instead of putting a postcard with a hard copy of the video many are upload to a server.

Reba Merrill

“My first movie ‘Cujo’ (1983 thriller movie that freightened dog owners) one piece Warner Bros costs $25,000,” said Reba Merrill, Reba Merrill Associates, Inc., an Emmy award-inning producer and Cable ACE nominee. Three movies she worked on in in the old days earned her, “$130,000,” a profit of $13,000. “It was mass appeal, I did four pieces and I got $40,000,” she said. Merrill says what has changed is the distribution and formats thanks to the digital age. Snail mail with postage cards and video tapes have been replaced Online marketing and servers.

The panelists agree that for the web it should be around 1-3 minutes, otherwise 1-5 minute pieces that highlight the very specific part of the film, whether it’s talking to the director, or about a very big stunt of the day, or certain action in the film. “You know there are social networks that have groups that deal more with various aspects of it,” said Dovlin. “I just did a mixed martial arts film, and most of my marketing and outreach to getting it to these sites people never heard of.”

“If I’m working with someone who’s got a literary property and they’re trying to promote the author and the book we’re working in concert with a notification and distribution teams to promote both,” said Rod Dovlin, The Cannery. “You are working with who’s ever hiring you to do the EPK and studio publishing house, and building the budget is really where the ground work comes in.”  

Different strokes for different folks

“Obviously everyone still loves to see their properties end up on big syndicate TV shows like Extra, Access and Entertainment Tonight (ET),” said Dovlin. “But for certain people I’ve worked, like one of the world’s largest video game manufacturer, and they put out a skateboarding video, they’re not as concerned about getting their skateboarding video on ET as they getting it on ESPN or getting X Games opposite of ESPN.”

It’s getting the right EPK length and out to the right people

EPPS EPK Experts

“I think the more you try to push and deliver goods that really look like you’re trying to really push that movie can be rejected,” said Mark Herzog, president/CEO, Product Entertainment, Inc. “Just get word of mouth spread is what you really want out of social networking.”

The evolution of TV network broadcasts to cable and Online changes playground –The Digital Age Impacts Distribution

The verdict is still out of format changes behind the scenes, too. “I’m more concerned about getting the best footage I can for an EPK,” said Brian Dzyak, EPK Cameraman and author of “What I Really Want To Do On Set In Hollywood,” a guide to every real job in the film industry. “I’m still using HD cameras and mixing managing media on the set, which isn’t the best method, but the bigger challenge is managing the media afterwards,” said Dzyak.

Dzyak says sometimes movie directors will get away with having an assistant shoot some scenes in HD, but you can spot them a mile away.  

Craig Boyd

“Media management on the set can be a  real problem, because sometimes the  cameras used are better quality than the movie cameras,” said Producer Craig Byrd, Mobscene Creative + Productions. “The idea for us is to shoot the best possible quality that we can. “If the EPKJ was shot on standard def (definition), because they (the client) wanted to save money, it can come back to bite you if you have to distribute the EPK in high def. That’s why as an agency we try to sit down and look at every possible outlet.”

All the panelists prefer email pitches:
David Naylor:
david [at] thedvdgroup.com
Reba Merrill:
Reba[at]rebamerrill.com
Rod Dovlin:
r.dovlin[at]  cannery.com
Mark Herzog:
info [at] herzocompany.com
Craig Byrd:
Craig [at] cannery.com
Brian Dzyak:
bjdzyak [at] aol.com