Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Box Office Blockbuster movie "Eclipse" in Full Moon for Record Tickets Sales

Sizzling Times at the Box Office for Moon Die Hard Fans

"Eclipse," the third twilight saga installment of a film produced from the best-selling vampire romance novels, netted than $30 million at the box office in America and Canada Tuesday night. Something about showing a movie after the sun sets or after midnight about vampires, just seems to bring out the best in the huge following of movie goers. According to those keeping track - Summit Entertainment - they are still counting ticket sales, so numbers could be highers.
Midnight screenings are usually a great sign at theaters, especially for the kick off of summer movies.
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 Pattinson, Taylor 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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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Karate Kid Kicks Up Interest in Self Defense at the Box Office

Just like everyone else after seeing the first Karate Kid movie two decades ago, I had preconceived notions that if I went to the new Karate Kid movie (June 11th)  that it would be like most of these action sequels. Boy, was I surprise for two reasons.

First reason: Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son, Pursuit of Happiness) and Jackie Chan both delivered a powerful performance, and I am soooooooooooooooooo glad I saw this in the theaters.

There are parts of the movie, of which I will not ruin for you that does make a grown man cry, but every childhood memory some of us little guys have from the school play yard bullies came alive. I remember when I was in the 5th grade and very skinny, and shy, the bigger kids would pick on me.

But as soon as I took Judo, became a brown belt, and later Karate, not only did people leave me alone, but it gave me confidence in just about everything. There is a message in this movie, and I will buy you lunch if you can not figure this one out. Thumbs up, 9+ (out of 10) must see with your family, especially teenage boys.

Oh the second reason, too: The movie was filmed entirely in China, which even if you do not like the karate sessions, or bully scenes, you will love the huge Wall and the visuals are breathtaking.
Must see movie. Look for The Karate Kid II soon, save me some popcorn please.

Hey, FYI Little Caesars, which sells hot delicious pizza's for $5 is giving away free autographed posters from the movie at each outlet. Don't forget to get a Pepsi to wash it down, too.
Pepperoni is my favorite. What's yours?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Author of studies on everything from runaway film/TV production to fashion - Founding Economist Jack Kyser to retire

Jack Kyser, LAEDC
LAEDC will continue to provide the region’s most up-to-date and timely economic information, analysis and forecasting under the ongoing leadership of Chief Economist, Dr. Nancy Sidhu

Los Angeles — Jack Kyser, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Founding Economist, today announced his retirement effective June 30th after nearly 30 years as the chief interpreter of the L.A. County economy. Kyser will retire from full time work, but will remain as a consultant to the organization.

The LAEDC’s economic research department, the Kyser Center for Economic Research, will continue under the leadership of Chief Economist, Dr. Nancy Sidhu, to provide critical economic analysis and insight on topics related to the L.A. County economy, as well as produce unbiased analytical research about the industry sectors leading the Southern California five-County economy.
“It was the right time to retire as the department has never been stronger in terms of its economic research capabilities than it is now,” said LAEDC Founding Economist Jack Kyser. “The department is in good hands under Nancy’s leadership. She has done an extraordinary job leading the team and will continue to provide important analyses, opinions and interpretations about the region.” 
Two years ago, Kyser received the Eddy Award for his outstanding contributions to
the business community.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Marilyn Monroe, Dennis Weaver and Marlon Brando's former publicist, 92-year old legend is in a Red Carpet League of his Own

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.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Entertainment Publicists Professional Society and International Cinematographers sponsor media workshop on PR freelancers

EPPS ICG Workshop

EPPS in Partnership with 
ICG Publicists of Local 600, IATSE

Invites you to the breakfast panel on: 
                                                                                                                  FREELANCE PUBLIC RELATIONS

How to attract clients

How to market yourself

What supportive services are needed/available

How to service clients

How to remain competitive in today's digital age

 THURSDAY, June 17, 2010 - 8:30-10:00 AM

ICG Publicists Conference Room

7755 Sunset Blvd. (3 blocks east of Fairfax), West Hollywood, CA 90046
(There is limited parking behind the building; entrance north off Genesee,
As well as off Ogden north of Sunset on the right or street parking)
Please do not park in any spots that are reserved.  Thx.

Moderator:  Henri Bollinger, EPPS President, and President, Henri Bollinger Associates

Sarah Carragher, Unit Publicist, “Mad Men”
Amy Prenner, The Amy Prenner Group
Cindy Ronzoni, Media Strategist
Stan Rosenfield, President, Stan Rosenfield & Associates
Gene Schwam, President/CEO, Hanson & Schwam Public Relations

  8:30 – 9:00 A.M.

Produced by
Seminars for the Savvy Publicist

Kelly Kimball, Corporate Communications and Worldwide Publicity, Wildbrain
Stan Rosenfield, President, Stan Rosenfield & Associates

RSVP No later than noon Wed. 6-16-10 by replying to this email,
calling 310-496-4449 or leave a message at 888-399-EPPS (3777) *
FREE to EPPS and ICG members in good standing.  NON-MEMBERS- NON-REFUNDABLE ADVANCE PAID RESERVATION is $35.00 or $45.00 AT THE DOOR.
To pay in advance, use attached form, call Marilyn Finegold directly at 310-496-4449

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MONICA Performs tonight at NBA Playoffs in Boston -New Album "Still Standing" is awsome come see her video

Monica kicks off the NBA Game tonight in Boston


Boston tied with the LAKERS 1-1, Game 3 in Boston
To Perform
at NBA

Monica will be performing the
National Anthem at the NBA
Finals tonight, June 8th in
Boston at the Boston Celtics
vs. LA Lakers game. 

The game starts at 6PM
West Coast, 9PM on East
Coast, ESPN on ABC,
so make sure to tune in
early to see Monica's
performance. She was
wonderful last November
when I met her at the
Noble Awards. She
should also play on
ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
She would liven up the show
very sure. You go girl!

BET Awards
Monica Nominated for a Centric Viewer's Choice Award
Monica has been nominated for the 
Centric Award and the Viewers' Choice Award for her hit single "Everything to Me"! 
Click here to vote and help Monica bring home these tremendous awards!

The BET Awards Air Sunday, June 27th at 8/7c on BET.

Monica & the Boys at Disney!
Monica took the kids to Disney World this past Monday.  Romelo, 2 and Rocko 5, are spending the week at Disney!  Check out the pictures at

Purchase Monica's Music
MP3sDownload Monica's new album Still Standing and get an exclusive bonus track!

CDsShop for your favorite Monica music at herOfficial Storeincludes CDs,MP3s and more!

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