The “Last Elephants of Thailand” to screen at LA Femme Film Festival Saturday October 16th

THE LAST ELEPHANTS OF THAILAND TO SCREEN AT LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Activist/actress Tippi Hedren to introduce the film

 

Melanie Griffith with Mom Tippi Hedren, who is attending LA Femme Film Festival

 

Los AngelesOctober 14, 2010 The Last Elephants in Thailand by Michelle Mizner and Don Tayloe will screen at the 6th Annual LA Femme Film Festival, on Saturday, October 16 at 6pm.  The film, a stunning statement on elephant abuse in Thailand and beyond, has already garnered wins at the San Antonio Film Festival, Bangkok IndieFest and the Venice Green Screen Film Festival and will compete at the United Nations Association Film Festival (October 22 – 31) at Stanford University.  The filmmakers’ prescient insight is also being brought to light by Hollywood via the new Reese Witherspoon film Water for Elephants.  The film will be introduced by the legendary Tippi Hedren, a well-known animal activist.

Michelle Mizner is a documentary filmmaker from Central California.  She studied cinema and creative writing on full scholarship at Cal State Northridge, where she directed Barrio Thief, a short film about a family affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis in Peru.  Upon graduation, Michelle they joined forces with Don Tayloe to make this film, a process that altogether took almost 2 years.   “Don and I were both working full time jobs and living on opposite sides of the country, but this was a passion project.  It began as a small story about an elephant hospital in Thailand, however as we were filming and made aware of the hardships faced everyday by domesticated elephants and the humans who care for them, and we knew we had an urgent responsibility to share.

Michelle hopes the film challenges viewers to consider their own opinions about how and why elephants are used in entertainment and tourism, both at home and abroad.  “People love elephants.  So its heartbreaking to learn that something as innocent and alluring as an elephant painting can actually be the result of serious torture.”

Don Tayloe is a practicing internist at the VA Hospital in Fresno.  He became interested in the Elephant Hospital in Thailand because of the uniqueness of a hospital that only treated elephants.  It gave him the chance to observe cutting edge veterinary medicine applied to elephants.

Tippi Hedren, actress, producer, activist was the recipient of the “Thespian Award” from the LA Femme Film Festival in 2008.

The LA Femme Film Festival, now in its sixth year, runs October 14- 17, 2010. The Last Elephants in Thailand will screen at the Davidson Valentini Theater, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood on Saturday, October 16, at 6pm.  Tickets for the festival can be purchased online atwww.LAFemme.org or at the box office.

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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.

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“Eclipse” gives movie fans a full moon with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart – new box office record

Sizzling Times at the Box Office for Moon Die Hard Fans

Those in charge are now wondering if “Eclipse” will be a larger box office hit than “New Moon” or if they will receive a total domestic gross of about $300 million.

Since most of us have Monday off for the 4th of July holiday,  this movie is predicted to gross big bucks in the first week, more close to $200 million.

More than $1 million of “Eclipse” ticket sales Tuesday night came from Imax screens according the Los Angeles Times.

It appears that the huge following of movie stars Robert PattinsonTaylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart is paying off, if the recent premiere is any indication.

“Eclipse” has the advantage of being the first “Twilight” movie to open in the summer and also the first to play on Imax screens — 193 total — which carry higher ticket prices. However, “Eclipse” also easily broke the previous record for midnight ticket sales in the summer: $22.2 million for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” last summer.

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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

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“Smart Meters” new wave to cut costs says PERI Software Solutions Inc.

Pines Manaor, Edison, NJ –PERI Software Solutions Inc. unveiled its “Smart Meters” at a conference of  The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

The 12th Annual Expo and conference attracted major corporations and government agencies that are committed to buying products and services from businesses owned by women, minorities and disabled veterans.

PERI Software, based in Newark, NJ with newly opened offices in Los Angeles, CA, is the top minority owned business solutions company in its industry of smart grid technology.  PERI’s work with global companies and utilities worldwide and plans to release several new technology products and services in the U.S.

“The event allowed us to have a one-on-one dialogue with many of the major corporations and government agencies that need our products and services to cut company and agency costs in this economic recovery,” said President & CEO Sarav Periasamy.  “We met with buyers from major corporations and government agencies  and attended some very meaningful workshops, too. ”

The Conference also offered resources and techniques to help minority-owned business grow and enhance their business.

The smart meters are one component of PERI’s full end-to-end smart grid solutions. This smart grid solution has been use and is currently running in a 3,000 meter pilot program with a large electric utility in South Asia.

PERI was represented at the EXPO by Perwez Mohamed, vice president, PERI Marketing and Vice President Peter Wiersma of PERI’s Business Development.

Mohamed and Wiersma spoke with representatives of several major utilities at the EXPO who “showed a strong interest in PERI’s smart grid technology,” they said.

Peter Wiersma display “Smart Meters”
at New Jersey Expo.

PERI is the only small minority owned business to in the United States  in the smart grid business segment.

About PERI Software Solutions Inc.

PERI was founded in 1999,  and is a globaal  business solutions company, which has grown to more than 700+ employees worldwide.  PERI delivers high value-cost effective technology-based business solutions. It draws on a deep industry expxertise and PERI has a portfolio of interrelated, business consulting, business processes, application development along with smart-intelligent hardware and software products.  PERI also blends strategic design, proven  technology, and timely delivery of business solutions that maximize customer return on IT investment.

For more visit: www.PERIsoftware.com.

About NJAWBO

(The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners)

NJAWBO is the oldest statewide women business owners’ organization in the United States. Its primary objective is to support and encourage business ownership by women. Since 1978, NJAWBO has helped women achieve their business visions by providing them with the tools to develop and grow their enterprises.

Networking, partnering, leadership, education and political advocacy are the hallmarks of the NJAWBO experience. As of today, NJAWBO has grown to almost a thousand members, organized in twelve chapters, and three regional groupings, with members serving as officers at the chapter, regional and state levels. Together, we are a diverse, dynamic, and powerful group of women business owners.

With the slowly increasing opportunities for women, ups and downs of the economy, fast-paced changes in technology and unique challenges women business owners face today, our mission to encourage women’s economic independence through business ownership, is more important than ever before.

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Entertainment business, trade and tourism cited as industries to lead recovery says new study

2010-2011 LAEDC Economic Forecast at LA Marriott, downtown.

LAEDC Forecast Report Says U.S., California and Southern California face a measured economic recovery, with stronger growth in 2011

Entertainment, international trade and tourism cited as regional industry leaders, with an economic boost from major infrastructure projects and a modest rebound in residential real estate

Los Angeles A measured economic recovery is underway in the nation, the state and Southern California, according to the 2010-2011“Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook” report released today by the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

In California, three sectors will see employment growth during 2010: information, private education and health services.  Like the national experience, unemployment rates in the state will remain high with the LAEDC forecasting a 12.3 percent average rate in 2010, easing down to 11.9 percent in 2011.

“We project that the U.S. economy will grow by 2.6 percent in 2010 and by

KNX Business Hour Host Moderator Frank Mottek introduces panelist Jack Kyser, Dr. Nancy Sidhu at LAEDC Forecast event.

3.1 percent in 2011, after plunging by 2.4 percent during 2009,” said Nancy D. Sidhu, Ph.D., the LAEDC’s chief economist.  “However, unemployment rates in the U.S. will remain uncomfortably high, averaging 9.9 percent in 2010 and 9.4 percent in 2011.”

Sidhu observed that consumer spending holds one of the keys to the economic recovery, with inflation-adjusted gains of 1.9 percent in 2010 and 2.7 percent in 2011 forecast, after falling by 0.6 percent in 2009.

“California’s economy is also on the recovery track, but the state will still lose 121,800 jobs in 2010,” said Sidhu.  “However, this will be a huge improvement from the 668,200 jobs lost in 2009.”  California’s housing industry will see a modest recovery in 2010, according to Sidhu. For the full story and link to the forecast visit: http://tinyurl.com/yf85d5m

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