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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 29, 2010

We were saddened to hear about the death of comedic icon, Leslie Nielsen over the weekend.  Nielsen, 84, died yesterday (Nov. 28th) near his Florida home due to complications from pneumonia.  Nielsen is best known for his performances in the spoof movies “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” series.

The world became a little less funny yesterday:( 

Leslie, you will be missed!

Check out this video with some highlights from his awesomely funny career.

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Trigger Creates Buzz with New Sony Project

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 29, 2010

LCO client and youth brand marketing firm/game studio Trigger sat down with Los Angeles Business Journal to discuss their new project with Sony Pictures. 

Trigger is creating Sony Picture’s, “Green Hornet Wheels of Justice” game for the iPhone. Trigger and Sony pictures are promoting this film using an interesting  “freemium” method for the game. “Freemium” meaning that it will consist of the game having 15 levels with the first five being free, and the next 10 to cost 99 cents through Apple’s online App store. If this method is successful, Trigger plans to produce as many as six to twelve freemium games a year through their sister company, Trigger Apps. Although this may be a risk, Sony sees it as an opportunity of not only promoting the film, but as a great way to bring back revenue to themselves and Trigger.  The founder of Trigger Jason Yim declares that overall, ” We have to balance marketing the movie and telling its story, and on the other hand, making a game that’s fun and people are willing to buy.”

For the past 10 years Trigger has worked tremendously to create opportunities that involve, influence, and entertain audiences for clients that want to reach a mass youth demographic. Trigger has worked with industry giants such as, MTV, Universal, Paramount, CBS, and many more. They have also created games for films such as, “Resident Evil,” “Transformers,” and “District 9.”  

Read the full article: Going to The Movies

For more information about Trigger you can visit www.triggerglobal.com.  Also follow them on twitter @triggerllc

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A Potential Collaboration?

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 6, 2010

Last night, November 4, 2010 an interesting introduction took place at the red carpet premiere of Jamie Kennedy’s new film “Uncomfortable”. During an interview with Hollywood TV, rocker Dave Navarro seemed to be pretty intrigued with Colette Carr and they had quite a “unique” conversation. See for yourself…

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Experience AFRIKA

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 21, 2010

Gloria Huwiler

On September 25th, Audis Husar Fine Art gallery will present the show Afrika, with artwork from the Anajuwa Collection. The exhibit will feature, southern African artists, Lutanda Mwamba, Mwamba Mulangala, Enock Illunga, Vincentio Phiri, Style Kunda and various tribal artifacts.  The show will also feature a screening of the film “We Live in Public,” directed by Ondi Timoner, winner of the Grand jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film festival in 2009. Proceeds from the exhibit will benefit the Pilot Light Foundation, a charity dedicated to support humanitarian work in Africa. Audis Husar Fine Art is both a traditional fine art gallery as well as collaborative exhibition space for established and emerging artists and filmmakers from around the globe.

The Anajuwa collection was recently created to showcase contemporary African art. Working with local artists based in Africa, the Anajuwa organizes regular showings and exhibitions of the innovative work still relatively unknown to the Los Angeles art world. Contemporary African art, while rich in content, remains a new and growing field, with endless hybrid influences. Often beyond current classification, contemporary work shatters conventional barriers, as the borders between modern and traditional styles become increasingly vague. Created by LCO Client, Gloria Huwiler, the Anajuwa collection was formed to provide greater access to African Art, in this still untapped field. The purpose of the collection is to support African ingenuity and Anajuwa is honored to work the Pilot Life Foundation to improve the lives of people at risk in Africa.

The opening of Afrika will take place at the Audis Husar gallery, between 6 pm and 9:30 pm on September 25th, and the exhibit will run for two months. The screening of the film “We live in public” will be followed by a question and answer session by the director. Please visit www.pilotlifefund.org to RSVP for the screening. For further information on Audis Husar gallery and the Anajuwa collection, visit www.audishusar.com and  www.anajuwagallery.com .

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“Commotions, Emotions & ‘Magical’ Potions.”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 15, 2010

Did you know that over 6,000 women enter menopause every day in the US alone and by 2015, the number of menopausal women is expected to reach 1.7 billion?

Never before in the course of history has menopause been more socially relevant with thousands of “Baby Boomer” women aging at an exponentially fast rate. The number of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States alone is over 100,000,000. Despite these staggering statistics, menopause remains one of the most taboo and misunderstood of all natural occurrences facing women with a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation amongst the general public and medical community.

LCO Client and executive producer of controversial new film Hot Flash Havoc, Heidi Houston will be premiering the trailer this week in New York so get excited and see what is in store from this humorous and very relatable film. Heidi and her team of experts including Alan Altman, M.D., a Gynecologist specializing in menopause and midlife sexuality (Harvard Medical School) will be moderating various panels and showcasing Hot Flash Havoc at the MORE Magazine Reinvention Convention and the GenConnect Sex for Life Panel Discussion in NYC October 16 thru October 19.

If men went through menopause, there is no question it would be solved immediatelyMichelle King Robson, Founder & Chairman of EmpowHER

Hot Flash Havoc is an important film for women of all ages. If you are a woman, live with a woman, or know a woman, this is a must-see.Phyllis Greenberger, President &CEO (Society for Women’s Health Research)

Insightful, Engaging, Entertaining. This film ends the confusion and misunderstanding that has surrounded menopause for so long.Dr. Alan Altman, Associate Professor (Harvard Medical School)


For more information and to see the trailer of Hot Flash Havoc please visit www.hotflashhavoc.net

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The Reality of Exorcisms

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 30, 2010

If you ask psychic and spiritual adviser Ron Bard, real-life exorcisms aren’t too far from those depicted in movies like The Exorcist and newly released film, The Last Exorcism.

From: The Last Exorcism

In an August 29th article with The New York Daily News regarding the similarities between a movie exorcism and a real-life exorcism, Ron Bard noted, “The first ‘Exorcist’ movie with Linda Blair is actually not too far from the truth” … “The head-spinning is a little much,” adds Bard. “But I’ve seen a lot of the things that are characteristic of (spirit) possession”. In the article Mr. Bard goes on to tell the story of the first time he accompanied his mother, former psychic, Yolana Bard to do an exorcism at the home of a famous Hollywood socialite:

“As soon as I walked in, all of a sudden she was speaking in tongues – in this case, fluent German – and she was saying, ‘I’m going to kill you,’” recalls Bard.

“Lines started appearing on her hands and she was bleeding. And her body had become jaundiced and twisted, like she had cerebral palsy.”

Bard Continues:  “My first exorcism still scares the crap out of me”. “Spirits could get really violent, and when you’ve got someone who can whup your a–, it’s scary.”

The scene Bard describes sounds as if it could have been torn straight from the pages of Hollywood terror flick, instead it is one of many exorcisms  Ron has attended and assisted in.

Ron Bard is a celebrity psychic and spiritual adviser from New York who is now living in Los Angeles, please visit Ron’s website here. And follow him on Twitter @RonnieBard.

For the rest of the New York Daily News article, From reel to real; ‘The Last Exorcism’ depicts real-life religious ritual, says psychic by Robert Dominguez please click here.

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Trigger LA “closes the loop” on Interactive Apps

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 10, 2010

Revolutionizing the world of digital communication, Trigger LA specializes in creating websites, applications, and interactive campaigns, Trigger LA is also on the forefront of the creation of digital applications for film marketing. CEO of the Los Angeles and Shanghai based company, Jason Yim, was recently featured in an online interview with CNN’s Dean Irvine.

Read the full CNN interview and article HERE

For more information and updates on Trigger LA please visit www.triggerla.com

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Michael Moore on Larry King Live!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 2, 2010

LCO Client, Michael Moore, appeared on Larry King Live last Tuesday, July 27. Moore interviewed live from the Traverse City Film Festival, giving us a sneak peak of what goes on and what to expect for this year’s festival.

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For more news and updates about Michael Moore, please visit www.michaelmoore.com

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A Festival at its Finest

Posted by Levine Communications Office on July 19, 2010

What does a good film festival actually consist of?

Well, first we can start with what a film festival is…According to Wikipedia, a film festival is an “organized, extended presentation of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues, usually in a single locality”. Alright, that seems simple enough, but what makes it one of high-quality?

Is it the location?

Is it the important people who attend? Are there a lot of celebrities?

Is it the films that are shown?

Is it the after-parties?

Is it press attendance?

Is it good advertisement?

Is it the size of the festival?

Is it the history of it?

Is it the amount of years it has gone on?

What exactly is it?

Well, let us ask you a somewhat random question…what do Michael Moore and Michigan have in common? The Traverse City Film Festival (which we can argue is an actually good film festival)

The Traverse City Film Festival seems reminiscent of how Sundance was brought to fruition, for all the right reasons, showing truly independent films, teaching future filmmakers, and giving films that might otherwise not receive large distribution an opportunity to be seen. Traverse City has an estimated population of 142,316 and last year more than 96,000 admissions were tallied for the five-day Traverse City Film Festival in only its fifth year. The Traverse City Film Festival was established by Michael Moore as a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “just great movies”. For those of you who may not be familiar with  Michael Moore, he is known as an American filmmaker, author, and liberal political commentator. He has also directed and produced four of the top nine highest-grossing documentaries of all time.

With 2010 being the 6th annual Traverse City Film Festival, the board hopes to reach out to even more people and maintain its goal in helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms–the cinema. As previously mentioned, LCO Client and Academy Award Winning Michael Moore is the creator of the Traverse City Film Festival. Also sitting on the board is Academy Award winning director, Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award winning actress Christine Lahti.

The 2010 festival is will take place July 27-August 1 in Traverse City, Michigan. Tickets are on sale now and the 2010 Festival Guide is also available online at www.traversecityfilmfest.org. And if you can’t make it this year, the 2011 date is already set so you can plan ahead and get there!

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Sex Tax Movie Premiere with LCO

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 16, 2010

Yesterday LCO ran the press for the movie Premiere of “Sex Tax” hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This independent film that was inspired by a true story is about the IRS takeover of the Mustang Ranch. Talent that appeared at the premiere included Adam Tsekhman, Brody Hutzler, Dean Shelton, and many more! Look for Sex Tax open to the public later this year.

Check out a trailer of Sex Tax on our youtube: Sex Tax Trailer

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