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Posts Tagged ‘News’

Doonby Stars at The National Press Club March 1st

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 24, 2011

For more information about the soon to be released Doonby visit Doonbythemovie.com

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LCO Welcomes the CMO Club

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 22, 2010

LCO would like to welcome the newest client (partner) to our roster, The CMO Club.

From their website:

The CMO Club was created for the unique purpose of bringing Chief Marketing Officers together in an environment of openness and contribution that enables them to become better at what they do. Tailored exclusively to top marketing executives, this club hosts dinners and events, shares reports and research from leaders in the marketing industry, and leverages the first online network for “CMOs only” for sharing ideas, helping each other, and serving as a resource for CMO career opportunities. The CMO Club was founded in 2007 by seasoned marketing executive Pete Krainik and currently has over 700 members.

Led by its founder, Peter Krainik, who brings to the network over 28 years of Marketing, Sales, Product Management and IT experience, the club currently has over 700 members and sees an average of 30-40 new members per month.  And over 83 percent of its members have brands worth anywhere from $50 million to $1 billion dollars.

We are proud to have the CMO Club join the LCO Family and look forward to our partnership in 2011 and beyond!

For more information about the CMO Club visit thecmoclub.com

Also check out founder Peter Krainik’s Forbes.com blog posts

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Doonby Star Pays Tribute to a Legend

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 15, 2010

Crooner and Doonby (doonbythemovie.com) star Robert Davi proved his vocal chops (who knew) when he covered Frank Sinatra during the encore of his performance in the Phil Ramone-produced musical “Lanza”.  Now Davi takes it to the next level with an all out tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” on January 15 in his show ” Davi Sings Sinatra: A tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Great American Songbook, and America” at the Thousand Oaks Performance Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

From davisingssinantra.com

“Davi will bring to life his love letter to Sinatra and The Great American Songbook – composed by many of America’s greatest songwriters and lyricists.   Sinatra, he believes, is the greatest singing genius that America has ever produced and the songs he sang represent nothing less than the “Shakespeare of America.” The Great American Songbook – composed in the early to mid 20th century – crossed and continues to cross all cultural boundaries. And why? They touch the heart and move the soul; they can bring you to tears; and they can make you swing.  The American Songbook, in fact, is one of the reasons why the world fell in love with America and Sinatra is its definitive interpreter.”

Davi will continue to get his “croon” on when he releases his upcoming album “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance” set to release in Spring 2011.

For details on his upcoming performance, visit davisingssinantra.com.  And be on the look out for Robert Davi in Doonby (doonbythemovie.com ) set for release in Spring 2011.

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“Just Say No” Race a Huge Success

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 8, 2010

The 10th Annual Just Say No To Drugs Race Holiday Classic this past Sunday was a huge success.  Held on the Universal Studios backlot, stars from the world of entertainment came out so support this amazing cause.  Staff and interns from Levine Communications Office also put on their running shoes to lend their support.

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Over 3,000 people attended Sunday’s event including UFC Champion Fighter Tito Ortiz, Jullian Sands (Smallville), and Edin Gali (Mad Men).  Other Other celebrities who attended included Frank Mottek (KNX), Rossi Morreale (Dating in The Dark), Dr. Jon Perlman (Extreme Makeover), Dave Vescio (Gemini Rising), Coldwater Canyon (Country Recording Artists), Lorielle New (Grindhouse), Jennessa Rose (Yogi Bear), Zach Callison (Hannah Montana) and Alex Angarita (Survivor).  Island Records artist MANN performed his hit song “Buzzin’” off his album MANN’s World. Runners were also joined by special guest teams from NBC Universal, Nike, Runners Circle, Girls on the Run, Elite Runners, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the Walt Disney Group.

The event, led by LCO client and Executive Race Director Ryan Kugler, had a fundraising goal of $200,000.00 this year.  Los Angeles sheriff Lee Baca and Councilman Tom LaBonge honored Ryan, President of Distribution Video and Audio, with a certificate of recognition from the City of Los Angeles.  The Mayor of Burbank, Anja Reinke and the Burbank Chief of Police, Scott LaChasse, also attended to honor Ryan and Team Against Drugs with certificate of recognition from the City of Burbank for his commitment to drug education and prevention.

Doonby (set for release Spring/Summer 2011) star and race contributor, Joe Estevez was on hand to offer some highlights of the race. Check out his CNN iReport Video

They’re still tallying the intake, but it’s not to late to donate and support this important initiative.  Visit  justsaynotodrugsrace.org and visit the DONATE to make your contribution today!

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Elizabeth Edwards Has Passed Away

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 7, 2010

We were saddened to hear after a long and public battle with cancer, Elizabeth Edwards, 61, has passed away. Elizabeth, estranged wife of 2008 Presidential hopeful John Edwards, only yesterday posted a heartfelt message on her Facebook page.  Her message, although mindful of what she knew was to come, was inspirational and a true testament to her resilient character. Yesterday she wrote:

“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”

Elizabeth was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after John Edwards’ unsuccessful bid for Vice President in 2004.  Shortly thereafter, she became very vocal about her struggle with the disease, becoming an advocate for cancer patients and survivors. She underwent aggressive treatment, and the cancer was though to have gone into remission, however in 2007, her doctors discovered that the cancer had returned.  This was shortly before John Edwards embarked on his 2008 Presidential campaign.  Despite the severity of her cancer, Elizabeth maintained her support of Edwards’ Presidential bid.

After the former Senator from North Carolina was unsuccessful in seeking the highest office, scandal broke about John Edwards having an affair with a campaign worker with whom he also father a child.  Elizabeth received praise and criticism for how she handled the fallout; but despite the mixed opinions, she emerged from the scandal more popular than her estranged husband, whose political career had practically ended after the news of his affair was made public.  Elizabeth and John separated in 2009 and she went on to discuss her experience in several high-profile interviews and in her book “Resilience” where she candidly recounts the infidelity and betrayal.

Elizabeth Edwards is survived by her husband, former Senator John Edwards, and their children Cate, Emma and Jack.  Their son, Wade preceded her in death when he was killed in a car accident in 1996.

Elizabeth Edwards: mother, wife, lawyer and advocate.  Gone too soon.  May she rest in peace.

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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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Doonby Stars Help the Homeless this Thanksgiving

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 26, 2010

While we were giving thanks, some celebrities gave back.

Members of the cast of DoonbyWill Wallace and John Schneider along with producer Mark Joseph leant a helping hand at the annual Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center‘s Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless on Wednesday.  The event was hosted for the sixth year in a row by Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne.

Event organizers say this year, the need is even bigger because of the recession: ‘We’re on track to serve nearly four thousand people, an increase over last year,’ said Herb Smith, President of the Los Angeles Mission.

From left to right, Mark Joseph, John Schneider, Will Wallace.

Doonby (set for release in Spring 2011) is a story about a mysterious drifter, Sam Doonby who becomes the talk of a small Texas town.  Sam always seems to be in the right place at the right time to avert disasters befalling the town and its people until suspicion and jealousy drive folks to ask who he is and where he comes from.

For more info about the movie and its starts, visit doonbythemovie.com

 

 

 

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Michael Levine Sits Down with Los Angeles Business Journal

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 23, 2010

This week, president and founder of Levine Communications Office, Michael Levine, sat down with Joel Russell of the Los Angeles Business Journal.  Michael provided and in-depth look as his start in the business, his rise to PR superstardom and what he really thinks of “celebrity” today.  He also discusses the value of “self-education” and why Bob Dylan is the William Shakespeare of our time.

Read on to hear what else Michael has to say.  Michael Levine: Imaged Focused

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One Hot Pleasure

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 9, 2010

ERIKA JAYNE Launches Pretty Mess Records and

“One Hot Pleasure” Single Set For Label-Debut Release November 16


(LOS ANGELES) November 2, 2010 – Vocal temptress, seductive songstress and #1 Billboard chart queen ERIKA JAYNE is aiming to heat up this winter season with the launch of her own label, Pretty Mess Records. Currently working on new music for her second album (title TBA), the glamorous JAYNE will give a taste of what’s to come Tuesday, November 16 with the release of her new single “One Hot Pleasure.”

Written by Dave Audé, Luciana Caporaso (of the radio hit “I Like That” by Richard Vission & The Static Revenger starring Luciana) and Nick Clow, “One Hot Pleasure” sizzles just as the title of the song indicates. As the debut offering from her Pretty Mess Records, the song will be packaged with a striking video by JAYNE’s creative director and MTV video-music nominee Mikey Minden and visual collaborator, famed photographer Mike Ruiz, with remixes by Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, Dirty Loud, Sultan & Ned and Los Angeles newcomer Mr. White.

In Touch Weekly captured a moment with ERIKA on the set of the video that can be viewed here, or catch a glimpse of the making of her video at www.ErikaJayne.com.

“Launching my own label allows me to make music that I enjoy and deliver my product,” states ERIKA. “Having full control over the music, the message and concept enables me to make the records I want to make and perform the songs I want to perform. There’s great freedom in that, and it makes for a lot of fun. I can’t wait for my fans to check out ‘One Hot Pleasure,’ it’s a fun sexy danceable track.”

Distinguished by industry powerhouse Billboard magazine for an “uncommon feat” (issue date 6/26/10), the Atlanta-born, Los Angeles transplant sent her first four consecutive singles–“Rollercoaster,” “Stars,” “Give You Everything” and “Pretty Mess”– to #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. These chart-busting hits were featured on her 2009 debut album Pretty Mess.

According to Billboard, only 13 acts have taken at least their first four hits to #1 since the chart launched in 1976 as a national weekly survey of the most-played tunes as reported by club DJs. ERIKA joins the ranks of dance giants, including Rihanna and The Pussycat Dolls, who have accomplished similar feats.

For more information, visit www.PrettyMessRecords.com, www.ErikaJayne.com or www.twitter.com/erikajayne.

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Being a Media Slut

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 2, 2010

LCO founder, Michael Levine recently spoke about the importance of maintaining a presence in the media, or becoming a “media slut.

Check out the Clip of Michael talking from http://www.MediaBistro.com:

 

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