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EXCL Comments, World Premiere info: “WRATH OF THE CROWS”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2013

By: Samuel Zimmerman



Italian filmmaker Ivan Zuccon has reteamed with his COLOUR FROM THE DARK star and Fango mainstay Debbie Rochon for prison-set supernatural story WRATH OF THE CROWS. The completed film is set to make its world premiere this May in Los Angeles and the director told Fango a little about what to expect.


WRATH OF THE CROWS, co-starring Tiffany Shepis, Tara Cardinal and Domiziano Arcangeli, is focused in a dirty, narrow jail, where prisoners are forced to suffer injustices both from their guards and the ruling officer. Feared by all, however, is a man nobody there has ever seen: the Judge. When new prisoner Princess arrives seemingly out of nowhere, and dressed only in a crow’s feathers coat, her radiating, sweet-smelling, sensual appearance begins to cause not only curiosity but also envy, suspicion and  a deep sexual agitation. Soon, Princess reveals her dark and supernatural nature, moving objects through the power of her mind and displaying feats of otherwordly strength.


While CROWS sounds like a women-in-prison film with stakes outside our own reality, Zuccon tells FANGORIA he wasn’t shooting for something with recognizable influence. “I like the classic movies—I made a couple of them like NYMPHA or COLOUR FROM THE DARK—but this time I wanted to do something different. This movie is wild, fast-paced and there’s a lot of crazy, weird characters that I really love. It mixes scary moments with brutal scenes and with a bit of humor that make this film a unique experience.”


“The idea of this film came from a short story I wrote when I finished COLOUR FROM THE DARK,” he continues. “After writing, I put it in a drawer and forgot about it. The story was divided by chapters and was about 12 pages. The title was THE PRISON OF LOST SOULS. I was reading all my old stuff and found this story—it was a true discovery.  I decided to send it to one of my screenwriters, Gerardo Di Filippo. A few days later we were already writing WRATH OF THE CROWS.”


What’s resulted is something Zuccon calls “…very gory and brutal, but  tied by a strong concept and the whole story is focused on the characters’ development. So there’s not only splatter sequences, but  also atmospheric moments,a few dream-like sequences and a final twist that will shock you all.”


You can catch the world premiere of WRATH OF THE CROWS Thursday, May 2 at the Cinespace in Hollywood



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Rolonda Watts at Nestle Crunch 75th Birthday Showdown

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2013

Rolonda Watts Nestle

Photo by Casey Rodgers

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Richard Gordon’s Quantum Touch is a Must for World Travelers

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2013

Richard Gordon


San Francisco world travelers looking for a great read on their next flight should be sure to check out Quantum-Touch 2.0-The New Human.

Quantum-Touch 2.0-The New Human endeavors to significantly enlarge the possibilities of what humans can be and do. In clear, step-by-step instructions, the reader will learn to easily demonstrate that human limits are as yet unknown.

Readers can learn to do healing on multiple people at once to reduce their pain in minutes, work on multiple conditions at once, help people shift their own beliefs with the use of energy, and work across time and space. Readers will even learn to safely and visibly adjust the posture of multiple people simultaneously without touching.

Read more at The Examiner

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Director Peter Hankoff’s Testimonial of Levine Communications Office

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2013

“By giving me a national presence, LCO did more for my career in 2 years than I could have done in 20.”Peter Hankoff

Said by Director Peter Hankoff

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Entertainment Attorney David Albert Pierce Quoted on FOXNews.com

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2013

By Hollie McKay

Pierce Law firm

Entertainment attorney David Albert Pierce of Pierce Law Group said NBC may want to take a closer look at the CBS game plan, adding that NBC’s problems are due in large part to the notion that there has never been more competition for viewers, from YouTube and Facebook to X-Box and interactive gaming, in addition to cable channels and Netflix.

“Unfortunately, the very viewers that NBC has come to rely on since the 80’s, when the network secured Thursday night comedy night as ‘Must See TV’ with ‘Cosby’ and ‘Cheers,’ continuing into the 90’s with ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends,’ reflects the prime demographic for who is turning off televisions and finding alternative laughs,” he explained. “But CBS … has historically sought out older viewers. Viewers over 40 are not as likely to turn off the television in favor of watching goofy YouTube videos. Hence, while all networks are losing market share, CBS has the advantage of older viewers to keep them tuning in.”

Read more at FOX News

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Bassman Shares Lessons in Life

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2013

By: Kathy Portie

rick bassman

Rick Bassman’s life reads like a parable of reinvention and resiliency. And if the Sugarloaf resident has his way, you’ll be reading all about it, too.

Bassman is writing his memoir, “Been There, Done That” while living in Big Bear. The former Emmy-award winner and pro wrestling mogul wants to share his topsy-turvy life as a tale of inspiration. The tagline for his book is “How many chances at life can one man have?” Bassman has identified eight times he’s reached the lows in life only to lift himself up.

According to Bassman’s bio, he’s a Disney executive, been a film and NFL agent, pro wrestling mogul and mixed martial arts pioneer. But it hasn’t all been rosy. Bassman is a stage four cancer survivor, a gunshot and stabbing victim, and a criminal. He’s been homeless and battled addiction. “It’s the ultra dichotomy between winner and loser,” Bassman says.

For the full story click here

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Michael Bloomberg Praising Levine Communications Office

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 26, 2013


“On behalf of the City of New York, I commend Michael Levine

and the entire staff upon reaching this important milestone.

This award-winning firm serves as an investigator to young

entrepreneurs and has made many lasting contributions to

strengthen the public relations and entertainment industries

throughout the nation.”


By Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, in 2003 at

Levine Communications Office’s 20th anniversary.

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Q&A: Randy Rhoads’ legacy comes to life in director Ron Sobol’s DVD

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 26, 2013

By: Jay Nanda

Randy Rhoads

When Randy Rhoads died in a small-plane crash at age 25 on March 19, 1982, he left behind a legacy of guitar playing that was cut prematurely short in his prime. And when it comes to Rhoads’ skills, most metalheads think of his tenure in Ozzy Osbourne’s band.

But before that took place, Rhoads was the original guitarist in Quiet Riot. Thanks to Ron Sobol and the help of many others, Rhoads’ time in that band from 1975-80 is now available for fans to truly appreciate.

Sobol, who was Quiet Riot’s photographer and best friend of late original singer Kevin DuBrow, has directed and written “Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years.” Available in DVD and book form through Red Match Productions, the documentary features never-before-seen video and photographic footage of how Rhoads, DuBrow, and original drummer Drew Forsyth and bassist Kelly Garni endured through friendship and hard times in their never-ending quest to obtain a record deal. It also includes the band recounting in a radio interview what they were known as before Quiet Riot. But let’s not give everything away.

Interviews with the likes of DuBrow’s mother, Rhoads’ guitar tech, fan club president Lori Hollen, the ex-girlfriend of DuBrow and later Rhoads — Jodi Vigier — and others give a fascinating insight into the life and times of those involved. The DVD has bonus footage that features an approximately 10-minute segment on Rhoads giving a guitar lesson that shows him somewhat reluctantly, yet graciously, teaching his student songs by a band with whom Quiet Riot had a rivalry — Van Halen. Click on the video box at the bottom for a trailer of the DVD and here for a look at who showed up and spoke at the film’s recent premiere.

Last week marked the 31-year anniversary of Rhoads’ death. The day after that milestone, I phoned Sobol:

Q: Randy died 31 years ago yesterday. Most of us tend to think of his guitar playing when it comes to his legacy. As someone who knew him the way you did, what’s his largest lasting impression to you?
 We lost a true body of work for his massive talent. He was a great guy that was very humble. At the same time, he was really funny and an overall fantastic person. There’s not a lot of people with that much talent that are so humble. He didn’t even know how good he was.

Q: How long of a process was it for you to compile photographs, video footage and interviews for the DVD?
 Well, I’ve had all the stuff. All the material I had, I just had to put them in a pile, you know what I mean? It took about two years.

Q: On the DVD it is said that the fact Jodi dated Randy after having dated Kevin may have hurt Kevin’s ego, but it didn’t affect him musically. Then on Randy’s final night with the group, it showed how everyone was truly friends again at the party and having a great time. Can you give me some insight as to how unusual, awkward and tense that period might have been for the three of them and the band?
 There wasn’t any awkwardness (laughs). It was like, kind of a natural thing. Kevin was friends with Jodi. Kevin had the ability to remain friends with someone he broke up with. That wasn’t the first time he had broken up with her. Before Jodi went out with Randy, her and Kevin would get in a fight, but they were both still professional enough to keep the job going. It wasn’t like a job where she got paid, but, she was still doing her thing. Everything was on a professional level. That wasn’t brought into rehearsals or the show. There wasn’t really any tension, I’m sorry to say (chuckles). I know it would make a good story, but there just wasn’t. Unusual for people that age, in their early 20s.

Q: Was there anything said by the interview subjects that surprised you?
 I was never sure exactly how Lori became the fan club president. Her telling that story about seeing (the band) in the car and them saying, “Hey, come on over to my house,” I didn’t know that exactly. I kind of knew everything. I’ll tell you what was surprising — Drew. I didn’t know Drew had those feelings. I did not know he was that angry about the whole thing.

Read the rest of the interview in The Examiner

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Rolonda Watts With Tommy Davidson at the Unlikely Heroes Event “Love is Heroic”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 25, 2013

Rolonda Watts

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Silva Mirzoian Attends Batman66 Event at Meltdown Comics

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 25, 2013

Silva Mirzoian Batman66

Silva Mirzoian Batman66-1

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