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A Boy's Life will be part of the Opening Night Line-Up of shorts for Festival Cine Diva in Panama - September 8th! We are excited to go international!

Festival Cine DivaA Boy's Life will be part of the Opening Night Line-Up of shorts for Festival Cine Diva in Panama - September 8th! We are excited to go international! Not only will the film be screening but it will be screening with Spanish subtitles thanks to our translation and transcription team.  

If you happen to be in Panama for the fest, take a picture of yourself there and post it on the A Boy's Life Facebook Page!

Mergers & Inquisitions, the world’s leading website on investment banking, with nearly 100,000 email subscribers and 500,000 monthly visitors, has partnered with Goldie Chan (OTAKU: THE SERIES) and Allison Vanore (LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS, ANYONE BUT ME) to launch COST OF CAPITAL beginning in September on YouTube with the tantalizing trailer launching today.

an Original Series On Behind-the-Scenes Intrigue in the World of Private Equity and Investment Banking – and What Billionaire Investors Do for Fun

LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2012

Mergers & Inquisitions, the world’s leading website on investment banking, with nearly 100,000 email subscribers and 500,000 monthly visitors, has partnered with Goldie Chan (OTAKU: THE SERIES) and Allison Vanore (LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS, ANYONE BUT ME) to launch COST OF CAPITAL beginning in September on YouTube with the tantalizing trailer launching today. 

It’s “Wall Street meets The Social Network,” and represents a rare, behind-the-scenes look into the shadowy world of billionaire investors – where egos and intrigue collide and a single deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars must get done at any cost.

The six-episode dramatic arc is penned by Brian DeChesare, Founder and Executive Editor of Mergers & Inquisitions, who described the project as “a dramatic version of all the stories I’ve seen in real life in the world of finance.”

It will be directed by Jorge Urbina, experienced DP and Director on WHOLE DAY DOWN and co-DP on THE STOOGES Webseries created by Natan Moss and Lee Sacks. He recently wrapped working on the LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS horror feature film with fellow COST OF CAPITAL Producer Allison Vanore.

Mergers & Inquisitions is followed by hundreds of thousands of aspiring and current financiers and investors who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the show. This marks the first dramatic series that Mr. DeChesare has written but he’s certainly no stranger to serialized television. “I’m a huge fan of almost every popular serialized TV show of the past decade, and getting to write this was a dream come true,” he stated.

Executive Producer and Showrunner Goldie Chan is equally excited to be working on a project with Mr. DeChesare, mentioning “We’ve been throwing around this idea of a dramatic series that focused on the humanity of investment bankers after the Occupy Wall Street movement and it’s been interesting to see the initial response. People have very strong opinions about the world of finance.”

“I'm thrilled to be a part of COST OF CAPITAL, a dramatic series that has an intriguing story to tell and a waiting audience!  It's not often you get to produce a webseries for an audience who can't wait to watch.” says Producer Allison Vanore, who has worked on several award-winning webseries over the years, like SOLO: THE SERIES and ANYONE BUT ME.

COST OF CAPITAL is a marked departure from the normal comedy fare on YouTube, but those living in the world of finance hope that it stays around for a while… if only to compare their bonus numbers to what the protagonist of the series earns. 

ABOUT MERGERS & INQUISITIONS

Mergers & Inquisitions is the Internet’s leading website for education and entertainment about the finance industry. The site has a built-in audience of nearly 500,000 visitors per month, and 100,000 email subscribers.

The site features everything from detailed and entertaining “Day in the Life” accounts of life in the finance world to in-depth interviews with industry insiders to video tutorials and interview guides. Visit the site at http://www.mergersandinquisitions.com.

ABOUT BRIAN DECHESARE

Brian DeChesare had extensive experience in technology, non-profits, and investment banking prior to founding Mergers & Inquisitions in 2007, where he currently runs marketing strategies and content development.

He has been a featured speaker on business, finance, and recruiting at some of the top educational institutions worldwide, including Harvard University, Peking University, Stanford University, and many others.

ABOUT GOLDIE CHAN

Goldie Chan is a producer and award-winning New Media Strategist. She has successfully navigated both the web and film space, creating cross-platform marketing strategies and content that lives in both the online and off-line space for a wide range of brands like Adult Swim, PayPal, WITI and more.

Her first original webseries, OTAKU: THE SERIES, launched the first day to over 3000 views. She is currently working on several branded content projects and splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. She can be found on Twitter @goldiechan or on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/goldie.

ABOUT ALLISON VANORE

Allison is an award-winning indie film and television producer. Her credits include webseries, SOLO THE SERIES, ANYONE BUT ME, and upcoming dramas COST OF CAPITAL, military action series AMERICAN TERROR and sci-fi series GUARDS OF DAGMAR. Allison is originally from NJ, attended the University of Arizona and now lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, music composer, Rob Gokee. Allison also produced feature romantic comedy HOPELESSLY IN JUNE featuring Ed Asner among others (releasing this month) and upcoming feature horror comedy LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS starring horror legend, Kane Hodder (currently in post). She can be found at http://allie-cine.com/ or on Twitter at @alliecine.

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Last month I flew to New York to produce the finale episode of Anyone But Me (running over 20 minutes in length) with the core cast and a lot of the same crew who has been with the show from the beginning, four years ago.

Over the last year I've had the pleasure of working with Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward twice on their award-winning webseries, Anyone But Me.  Last month I flew to New York to produce the finale episode of the show (running over 20 minutes in length) with the core cast and a lot of the same crew who has been with the show from the beginning, four years ago.  

The finale production was both exciting and sentimental.  With half of the cast and myself arriving from Los Angeles it felt like a reunion.  At the same time it was bittersweet.  We all knew that after those three amazing days of shooting the last bit of the show would be in the can.  Luckily, we were able to make the final scene of the finale the final scene we shot.  I'm not going to lie, there were tears.  But there wasn't a better place to shed those tears than sunset at Battery Park, the place where the show began, down the street from the World Trade Center (now the Freedom Tower) and with a fantastic view of the Statue of Liberty.  

So take a moment to check out the series (if you haven't already) and then enjoy the final installment of the show that has changed lives around the world.  Thank you, Tina and Susan, for allowing me to be a part of this show. 

 

Just when our Los Angeles festival run is blowing up, Hopelessly in June receives an invitation to the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.  In addition, our short film, A Boy's Life is set to screen!   I'm inviting all of our NJ friends and family to join us for the screenings and festivities.  The festival runs March 22 - March 25, 2012.

Last year I attended the festival with short film, Purgatory, Inc., and I really enjoyed the festival, community support and the films I watched.  I look forward to another great festival! 

A Boy's Life

March 24 at 9pm

Through his father's military absence, a withdrawn and imaginative boy (Private Practice’s Griffin Gluck) attempts to prove to his coping mother (Christie Lynn Smith) that the monster beneath his bed is real.

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Hopelessly In June

March 25 at 2:45pm

Dating in Los Angeles has been cruel to Daleon Myers, a financial analyst from a staunch Baptist family. But hope emerges when he falls in love with June Flowers, a successful businesswoman whose family is an extremely liberal Hollywood couple. It will take a lot to help them overcome their cultural differences and find the love they both have so long desired. Starring Carolyn Neff (Spiderman 3), Vincent Brantley, Ed Asner (Up), Peter Jason (Deadwood), Stuart Pankin (Dinosaurs), Ella Joyce (Stranger Inside), Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. (The Dark Knight), and Keith David (There's Something About Mary).

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Hopelessly In June screens Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8pm immediately following the Opening Reception at the Reading Gaslamp 15 located at 701 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101.

In the past six months Hopelessly In June has screened at three Los Angeles area film festivals (Dances With Films, Temecula Valley International, and Hollywood Film Festival) to packed audiences. As we enter the New Year, we’ll be screening at another two! Very few films have the honor of screening in their hometown area multiple times. We are extremely proud and grateful that our film is screening again and this time, as an opening night film and Big 8 selection at the San Diego Black Film Festival! More info from the SDBFF site:

The San Diego Black Film Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American and African Diaspora cinema as well as the education of media arts. Held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country. More info here.

What is the BIG 8 FILMS? It is our pick of what we believe will be the 8 biggest films of the festival in terms of strength, and subject matter. Essentially, if a film makes this list, you can rest assured of its powerful subject matter, film quality and blockbuster feel. More info here.

Hopelessly In June screens Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8pm immediately following the Opening Reception at the Reading Gaslamp 15 located at 701 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101.  

For tickets click here and scroll down to find Hopelessly In June ticket Buy Now button or visit the box office at the Reading Gaslamp 15.

You can catch “Hopelessly In June” on Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (tickets available here) located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles, CA.

October 7, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hollywood Film Festival 2011LOS ANGELES – The star-studded independent romantic comedy, “Hopelessly In June,” was chosen as an official selection in the Hollywood Film Festival, which runs from October 20th to 24th, 2011. You can catch “Hopelessly In June” on Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (tickets available here) located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles, CA. Produced by Cornbread Films in association with Peninsula Productions, fresh faces Vincent Brantley and Carolyn Neff headline this romantic comedy with an all-star ensemble cast.

Hopelessly In June posterThe film’s supporting cast includes seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner (“Up,” “Lou Grant,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), comedy veteran Keith David (“There’s Something About Mary,” “Barbershop”), Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Jr. (“The Dark Knight,” “Friday,” “The Fifth Element”), Peter Jason (“Deadwood,” “Adaptation”), and Stuart Pankin (“Dinosaurs,” “Honey We Shrunk Ourselves”) Ella Joyce (“Roc,” “BubbaHo-Tep,” “Stranger Inside”), and Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “Dear John,” “35 & Ticking”). 

 

“Hopelessly In June” tells the story of Daleon Myers (Brantley), a financial analyst from a staunch Baptist family who falls hopelessly in love with June Flowers (Neff, “Absolute Evil” and “Spiderman 3”), a Los Angeles businesswoman, from a very liberal family. Brantley and Neff dazzle on the screen with fresh performances. 

For more information on the film, visit http://www.hopelesslyinjune.com/.


About the Director 

“After shooting this film over the course of two years, we are extremely excited to present the film to select industry professionals on the big screen,” said Vincent Brantley, wearing many hats of the film’s production as the producer, co-writer, and director of the film as well as the lead actor. “Our team has worked tirelessly on the film and it shows. I can’t wait to feel the energy of the audience in theatres.” 

Vincent Brantley, co-wrote, starred, produced and directed “Hopelessly In June.” Brantley is a successful producer, songwriter and musician with six platinum albums. With a plethora of awards, he has worked with such musical talents and award-winning artists as Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Christopher Williams, rapper Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Faith Evans, Bobby Brown as well as the legendary R&B group New Edition. He is credited for writing and producing the band’s first hit single, “Cool It Now,” as well as working with such labels as Universal, Sony, PolyGram and Geffen — just to name a few. This multi-platinum music producer decided to segue from music to film, and studied theatre with renowned acting coach Howard Fine and Gregory Berger. He also mentored as a writer and director with actor/director Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City,” “Baadasssss!”).

About the Producers of Cornbread Films
“Hopelessly In June” is the first feature film for Cornbread Films, which is made up of producers, Vincent Brantley, Arlan Jay Vetter and Jerry Mosley. Collectively, this trio has worked in the entertainment industry collectively for more than 50 years. 

Jay Vetter, producer and production designer of “Hopelessly In June,” has worked as a production designer since he was 15 years old. He has worked on every film with the Farrelly Brothers, including “Hall Pass” and the upcoming film, “The Three Stooges.” He is best known for his design work on notable film projects, “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Like Mike,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary.” 

Jerry Mosley is the executive producer and producer of “Hopelessly In June.” Interestingly, he has served as a firefighter for more than 20 years while building credits as an actor (“Modern Family,” “General Hospital” “Profiler”) and a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He also is the founder of Cobalt H2O Inc. which invests in real estate, business sales and acquisitions and entrepreneur investment opportunities. 

About Hollywood Film Festival
Hollywood Film FestivalThe HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL®, HOLLYWOOD DISCOVERY AWARDS®, and HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® were created to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, as well as to honor excellence in the art of filmmaking. This year will be our 15th anniversary and the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL® will take place from Oct 21 to 24, 2011, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. “The ultimate networking opportunity for filmmakers looking for a break,” says Variety. The HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® recognizes excellence in the established Hollywood community by bestowing awards to both in front and behind the camera talent and launches the awards season. “The first mandatory stop in the awards season,” says The New York Times.HOLLYWOOD DISCOVERY AWARDS®: The “Hollywood Discovery Awards” honor the winners of the Hollywood Film Festival’s selected finalists in the categories of Features, Documentaries, and Shorts. The finalists are culled from films from the global creative community.  Official Website: http://hollywoodfest.com/

Contacts:
Allison Vanore
Cornbread Films
Producer & Media Relations
626) 688.0707
allison@cornbreadfilms.com

“Hopelessly In June,” was chosen as an official selection in the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, which runs from September 14 to 18, 2011. You can catch the film in two screenings Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1pm.

TVIFFLOS ANGELES – The star-studded independent romantic comedy, “Hopelessly In June,” was chosen as an official selection in the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, which runs from September 14 to 18, 2011. You can catch the film in two screenings Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1pm at the UltraStar Cinemas at Tower Plaza,  27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, Ca 92591. Produced by Cornbread Films in association with Peninsula Productions, fresh faces Vincent Brantley and Carolyn Neff headline this romantic comedy with an all-star ensemble cast.

HIJ PosterThe film’s supporting cast includes seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner (“Up,” “Lou Grant,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), comedy veteran Keith David (“There’s Something About Mary,” “Barbershop”), Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Jr. (“The Dark Knight,” “Friday,” “The Fifth Element”), Peter Jason (“Deadwood,” “Adaptation”), and Stuart Pankin (“Dinosaurs,” “Honey We Shrunk Ourselves”) Ella Joyce (“Roc,” “BubbaHo-Tep,” “Stranger Inside”), and Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “Dear John,” “35 & Ticking”).

“Hopelessly In June” tells the story of Daleon Myers (Brantley), a financial analyst from a staunch Baptist family who falls hopelessly in love with June Flowers (Neff, “Absolute Evil” and “Spiderman 3”), a Los Angeles businesswoman, from a very liberal family. Brantley and Neff dazzle on the screen with fresh performances.

For more information on the film, visit http://www.hopelesslyinjune.com/.

“After shooting this film over the course of two years, we are extremely excited to present the film to select industry professionals on the big screen,” said Vincent Brantley, wearing many hats of the film’s production as the producer, co-writer, and director of the film as well as the lead actor. “Our team has worked tirelessly on the film and it shows. I can’t wait to feel the energy of the audience in theatres.”

About the Director
Vincent Brantley, co-wrote, starred, produced and directed “Hopelessly In June.” Brantley is a successful producer, songwriter and musician with six platinum albums. With a plethora of awards, he has worked with such musical talents and award-winning artists as Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Christopher Williams, rapper Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Faith Evans, Bobby Brown as well as the legendary R&B group New Edition. He is credited for writing and producing the band’s first hit single, “Cool It Now,” as well as working with such labels as Universal, Sony, PolyGram and Geffen — just to name a few. This multi-platinum music producer decided to segue from music to film, and studied theatre with renowned acting coach Howard Fine and Gregory Berger. He also mentored as a writer and director with actor/director Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City,” “Baadasssss!”).

About the Producers
“Hopelessly In June” is the first feature film for Cornbread Films, which is made up of producers, Vincent Brantley, Arlan Jay Vetter and Jerry Mosley. Collectively, this trio has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.

Jay Vetter, producer and production designer of “Hopelessly In June,” has worked as a production designer since he was 15 years old. He has worked on every film with the Farrelly Brothers, including “Hall Pass” and the upcoming film, “The Three Stooges.” He is best known for his design work on notable film projects, “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Like Mike,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary.”

Jerry Mosley is the executive producer and producer of “Hopelessly In June.” Interestingly, he has served as a firefighter for more than 20 years while building credits as an actor (“Modern Family,” “General Hospital” “Profiler”) and a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He also is the founder of Cobalt H2O Inc. which invests in real estate, business sales and acquisitions and entrepreneur investment opportunities.

Allison Vanore was recruited by Cornbread Films in the beginning of 2009 to produce "Hopelessly In June." Vanore is an award winning producer of short films, webseries and PSAs including the critically acclaimed series, SOLO The Series.  "Hopelessly In June" marks her first feature film as a producer.  Prior to "Hopelessly In June" Vanore ran interactive design studio, Georgopuolos Design, for over 4 years where she produced DVD bonus features, menus, interactive games, branding and websites for clients such as Disney, ABC, Sony, Imagination, and Nissan.

About Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival
The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival is the Temecula Valley Film & Music Society’s flagship event.  It carries out the Society’s mission by celebrating the arts of film and music in all its forms. The artistic approach is eclectic. Through screenings and concerts and other associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking (feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, foreign films, student films) and music (rock to pop, rhythm and blues to jazz, country to classic, solo artists to ensembles).  More about the festival can be found here: http://www.tviff.com/

Allison Vanore
Cornbread Films
Producer & Media Relations
323-540.4701
allison@cornbreadfilms.com

Glen Reynolds 
Circus Road Films
Sales Contact 
310-862-4006
glen@circusroadfilms.com

This screening brings together A Boy's Life by LA based Eli Benavidez and The Drought by NYC based Kevin Slack.

I'm happy to announce the screening of two great short films (yes I produced them both but I firmly believe they are amazing and you will be impressed).  This screening brings together A Boy's Life by LA based Eli Benavidez and The Drought by NYC based Kevin Slack.  These two emerging writer/directors are creatives to watch out for in the near future.  They are doing inspiring and artistic things in the world of film.  

Join us tomorrow night for the screening - Monday, August 15, 2011 at 8pm at Raleigh Studios, Chaplin Theatre.

**RSVP Here**

Attendees will also get a sneak peek at something from Hopelessly In June, Replaced and a premiere of a PSA by Raphe Wolfgang.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Hopelessly In June has been accepted to the Dances With Films festival scheduled to happen June 2 – June 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA at the Laemmle Sunset 5!

We’re extremely excited to have our World Premiere in LA and in the month of June no less!

Dances With Films states on their website that:

Dances With Films, now in its 14th year, champions the unflinching spirit at the very core of the independent film scene. While the vast majority of film fests rely heavily on celebrity, we have relied on the innovation, talent, creativity and sweat equity that revolutionized the entertainment industry.

And for this very reason we are ecstatic to be a part of the festival!  See you all in June!

Check the Hopelessly In June blog for more details as the festival schedule is released.

 

Short film, Purgatory, Inc., screens at the Garden State Film Festival on April 3, 2011 at 2:45pm!  We'd love to see you there!  Info on the film below.  Click Brown Paper Tickets at the bottom to purchase tickets.

Purgatory, Inc.       4/3/11     Paramount Screen 11         2:45-4:45

Paramount Theatre - 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ

CATEGORY: Comedy Short
RUNNING TIME: 6:20
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PREMIERE STATUS: North East Premiere
DIRECTOR: Boris Kievsky
PRODUCER: Boris Kievsky, Konstantin Lavysh, Allison Vanore
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Matter Door, Inc.
EMAIL: Boris@MatterDoor.com
WEBSITE: www.purgatoryinc.com
TRAILER LINK: http://www.purgatoryinc.com/?page_id=80
SHORT SYNOPSIS: Clerk is your typical office worker stuck in your typical office Hell. Well, almost. Welcome to the eternal bureaucracy that is Purgatory, Inc.
CAST: Konstantin Lavysh, Patrick Cavanaugh, Tara Platt

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