The Movie Studio Reveals New Opportunities for Indie Filmmakers

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Independent films are the heart and soul of the movie industry. These original works of art have the potential to push the boundaries of film; engage new, underserved audiences and, just maybe, develop into blockbuster hits seen by millions of viewers worldwide. This journey of growth, however, is no easy task. For an independent filmmaker, distribution can be the difference between a flop and a million-dollar success. How can filmmakers trump this trend? The Movie Studio (TMS) evolved with an answer to this ever-important industry problem. The TMS model is two-fold. The company both creates its own movies and simultaneously distributes other independent films. The combination provides TMS with a full library of diverse work that appeals to a broad network of buyers worldwide. Currently, TMS is focused on English-speaking films. Plans are in the works, however, to enter the foreign films language market in the near future. Gordon Scott Ventures, CEO, stated, “We are very excited to assist many independent producers, with their collective team in their quest for having their efforts rewarded by reaching audiences around the globe.” TMS’ growth comes through enrolling indie producers from the top film schools and film festivals. If recruited, producers have the opportunity to share their work with audiences in more than 60 countries. These moviemakers can also become a member of TMS’ growing family of followers, shareholders and supporters, ultimately working together for a mutual profit. In addition, TMS continues to prove its value through its finesse and speed, period. The organization prides itself on giving viewers the power to decide for themselves if a film is successful. As a pledge to its commitment to the industry, the TMS team has solidified a powerful, well-coordinated media platform through NewsUSA and FilmFestival.com. This platform will boast a strong social media program intended to reach new independent producers and savvy film watchers alike. With the indie industry begging for more options to grow, TMS could be in the right position at the right time to swiftly become a leader in the entertainment industry at large. To learn more, please visit www.TheMovieStudio.com.

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Organizar Un Maratón De La Película Star Wars Nunca Había Sido Tan Fácil

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Desde su debut en 1977, Star Wars (Guerra de las Galaxias) ha establecido franquicias de la película, convirtiéndose tanto en un fenómeno de la cultura pop como una favorita permanente que puede disfrutarse con toda la familia. Con seis películas, y casi cuatro décadas más tarde, Lucasfilm sigue haciendo de Star Wars una película mágica con el lanzamiento, este mes de diciembre, de Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Con el entusiasmo generado de la última película, los fanáticos de todas las edades se están preparando reexaminando y descubriendo las seis películas de la saga, es la excusa perfecta para reunirse y ponerse cómodos para disfrutar de una noche de películas. Para que el evento sea aún más memorable, JCPenney, una de las tiendas minoristas de ropa y artículos para el hogar más grandes de la nación, está ofreciendo productos para toda la familia del clásico de Star Wars y Star Wars: El despertar de la fuerza. Monta la escena con una ropa cómoda para estar en casa, artículos de decoración y regalos fuera de este mundo. Los siguientes consejos estamos seguros harán que tu noche de película sea inolvidable, incluso para los más grandes (y más pequeños) aficionados: * Elije un tema y disfruta por todo lo alto. Hay un montón de opciones fantásticas para cada habitación de la casa, con todos los personajes favoritos, citas memorables y diseños gráficos hasta cobijas, sábanas y mantas con las naves espaciales emblemáticas. * Hazlo acogedor. JCPenney también ofrece una colección de almohada de divertidos amigos, que no sólo son decorativos sino también perfectos para abrazar. Estamos seguros que a las divertidas almohadas de nuestros amigos, Yoda y R2D2, toda la familia le dará una calificación de cinco estrellas. * Sirve refrigerios divertidos, sin desorden. Ningún maratón de películas está completo sin algo que comer, así que ¿por qué no lo haces con el tema (y evitas la confusión de cuál es el vaso de cada quien) ofreciendo bebidas para adultos en vasos de cerveza con sus personajes favoritos? Para los aficionados más pequeños, los aperitivos y bebidas se sirven en vasos bien cerrados, tapados para evitar derrames con las figuras de Darth Vader y Stormtrooper * Vestirse para impresionar. Para mantener a los niños abrigados y cómodos (y hacer que sea más fácil llevarlos a la cama más tarde), son necesarios los conjuntos de pijamas para el maratón. Para mamá y papá, hay una gran variedad de camisetas de moda, cómodas pijama y pantalones, e incluso monos con el personaje. ¡No olvides reunirlos a todos para una foto familiar! For more information, visit www.jcpenney.com.

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‘A Sunday Horse’ Named Official Selection at Li’l Herc Family Fest at Equus Film

(NewsUSA) – Hosting a major film industry event is not for the faint of heart. Ask James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Or David Niven. It takes charisma, flexibility and endurance. Attributes like those of the horse, whose place in history and our hearts will be celebrated through more than 145 films, videos and documentaries Nov. 21 and 22 at EQUUS Film Festival NYC at the Village East Cinema. Its two Oscar-worthy hooved celebrities welcoming filmgoers are Li’l Herc and A Sunday Horse.Based on Hercules, the real-life Lusitano owned by author Suzanne Kopp-Moskow, Li’l Herc is an equine literary character returning to New York to host his free Family Fest on Saturday morning. “This horse,” she says, “re-awakened my heart to the power of goodness,” and inspired a children’s book about globetrotting goodwill. Beatrice Bulteau, renowned artist and multi-media illustrator, is working with Kopp-Moskow to bring Li’l Herc from paddock to paper in a book to debut next year.The classic story of a girl with a dream and a horse who beats the odds is behind Li’l Herc’s official selection, “A Sunday Horse,” screening at 10:15 a.m. It’s the true story of Ocala show jumper Debi Connor, played by “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed, who overcame hurdles bigger than a Grand Prix course — a near-fatal accident and epilepsy diagnosis – to prove her horse deserved to be called a champion.”It’s the first American-based movie set in Grand Prix show jumping since Disney’s 1968 classic, ‘The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit,’ starring a young Kurt Russell,” says director Vic Armstrong, a lifelong horseman and action stunt coordinator and director (six Bond movies, Mission Impossible 3, Terminator 2 and all the Indiana Jones films). “It was a terrific challenge, working with 30 actors, 300 extras and about 150 horses. It was important to tell this great story, but equally important to get the world of show jumping right onscreen.”Early screenings suggest “A Sunday Horse” might be the most authentic movie ever made about show jumping. It will hold its U.S. world premier at EQUUS Film Festival.When the “barn doors” open to Li’l Herc’s Family Fest, it will be the first time a novel Lusitano and show jumping star like A Sunday Horse have joined up anywhere, including the Oscars, to introduce so many horse films at one time (while ‘horsin’ around’ better than Franco and Hathaway). Tickets and information at www.equusfilmfestival.net.

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Musicians Fighting Back Against Big Radio for Performance Royalties

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Americans can listen to the radio via AM/FM, Internet, satellite, or cable TV. The music is the same, but payments to the artists are not. Internet radio pays musicians a small amount, but AM/FM radio pays them nothing. Most experts agree that this policy doesn’t fit the digital era, and many musicians say that it hurts performers and will continue to adversely affect the music industry. “When many of us think of the song, ‘Respect,’ we think of Aretha Franklin,” notes David Byrne of the Talking Heads. “Many people are shocked to learn that Aretha never made a penny from all the radio broadcasts of her performance. Many musicians receive little compensation or struggle to pay bills despite having widely-aired recordings.” Musician Sheryl Crow adds, “Dionne Warwick does not get paid for her beautiful recordings when they are played on the radio. She had to file for bankruptcy.” Artists’ advocates, such as MusicFIRST, point out that AM/FM radio earns billions of dollars a year selling ads to listeners while musicians struggle to make ends meet. A growing number of top stars including Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Imogen Heap, Common, Elton John, and R.E.M., are taking the fight to Washington. Several of these artists helped launch the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, bipartisan legislation that would pay musicians the same royalties no matter what kind of radio uses their work. The National Association of Broadcasters claims that the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act is unnecessary, because artists are paid by the radio in “promotional value” or “exposure.” But many artists disagree. Grammy-winning artist Rosanne Cash says, “Exposure is something you die of,” and musicians deserve fair pay for their work. Top U.S. Copyright official Maria Pallante also questions the decades-old justification for not compensating artists. “As consumer preferences shift away from music ownership, the potential for sales is becoming less relevant, and the promotional value of radio less apparent,” she says. Many artists believe the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act can and should become law. “I support the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act because I love music and I think all musicians should be paid,” says singer Cyndi Lauper. “Every democratic country in the world pays musicians for radio play,” says Cake’s John McCrea. “We think the United States is a good enough country to do that as well.” To learn more, please visit www.musicfirstcoalition.org.

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