ITVFEST EXPANDS INTERNATIONALLY, ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE
In its sixth year, the International Television Festival is an amazing vehicle for independent filmmakers. The Festival has been newly acquired by StayTunedTV.net’s Frank Zanca and Ken Nicholas, whose implemented changes will surely make this the best year yet. ITVfest has quickly become a globally recognized Festival, attracting the attention of some of the most acclaimed leaders in the film and television industry. Since its inception, ITVfest has more than doubled in attendance with over 100,000 attendees and live-stream viewers during its week-long screenings, panels and special events. This year ITVFEST will not only accept submissions from the following categories: Web-series/TV Pilots, (including: Comedy, Action/Drama, Sci-fi and Horror), Documentary/Reality and Streaming projects, but will also accept Digital Features, Music Videos and International submissions. In addition, ITVfest will present its first Screenplay Competition, sponsored by Final Draft. For more information regarding the submission guidelines, please go to www.ITVfest.org. All submissions must be delivered by the May 15, 2011 deadline. The film festival will be held on August 5th through August 11th, 2011 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 located at 8000 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046, with the Red Carpet Awards Gala held on Friday August 12, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm at the Renaissance Hotel at 1755 North Highland Ave Hollywood, CA 90028. To purchase tickets for the Gala, please go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1193402499/autohome. Join the rising stars and the soon-to-be-discovered talents of the film and television industry as they screen the next big hit!!
SON OF DECEASED “DEADLIEST CATCH” STAR CHAMPIONS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING
Josh and Jake Harris watched helplessly as their father, Phil Harris of the hit television show “The Deadliest Catch,” smoked himself to death. Now Josh is on an anti-smoking campaign to keep others from sharing his father’s fate by promoting the use of inLife’s electronic cigarette, a device that delivers nicotine without the deadly side effects.As Josh recently discussed on the Jay Leno show, smoking is deadly and hazardous to your health. His goal is to get the word out about the inLife products and provide as much knowledge through syndicated networks and radio across the country. In addition, Josh and Ken James (his DECK BOSS for his inLife anti-smoking campaign) have created JOSH’S CREW and are promoting the inLife GOTeNICOTINE.com national tour. Josh’s mission is to make sure that not only the crew of the hit television series “The Deadliest Catch” use the product, but to get as many people across the country using it also. Phil Harris is known for his role as the feisty, like able Captain of the Cornelia Marie, a crab fishing boat on the show “The Deadliest Catch.” Six months ago Captain Phil Harris died from complications from a pulmonary embolism brought on by a stroke. The doctor’s claim the stroke and pulmonary embolism were a direct result of years of smoking upwards of nine packs of cigarettes per day. Warned the year before when he developed a blood clot, Captain Phil did not take head of the doctors’ warnings. Back on the boat and back out to sea with the daily stress of finding crab and making quota, Captain Phil started to self-destruct as he returned to his disastrous behavior and habitual smoking habit.“The Deadliest Catch” is going into its 7th season and is the number one rated show on the Discovery Channel. This show brings the viewer into the lives of crab fisherman in the Bering Sea’s. The crew of the “Cornelia Marie” will face many challenges, as they deal with not only the grief of losing their beloved captain, but keeping the tradition of the Cornelia Maria and the family legacy alive. The Bering Sea’s are dangerous and deadly and have taken the lives of many great fishermen. When you are working in these kinds of conditions you must trust and count on each member of your crew. After experiencing the loss of his father and talking with the doctors, Josh Harris took a look at his lifestyle and realized that if he did not change his smoking habit and do it quickly he would be following in his father’s footsteps. With this in mind, Josh and his younger brother Jake decided to do something positive in their father’s legacy and memory. Finding an alternative to smoking cigarettes and informing others about cigarettes deadly effects has propelled Josh to partner with inLife, an Irvine based company founded in 2007 by five entrepreneurs that have years of successful business startup and direct market selling. Craig Youngblood, Simon Lu, Steve Youngblood, Gino Ferrare, and David A Baker, came together and formed inLife, LLC. inLife is not only eco-friendly, but also provides you with an opportunity to change your future and lifestyle by giving the customer a better alternative to smoking cigarettes. Traditional cigarettes have over 4000 chemicals in them, with over 50 that are known carcinogens. The inLife electronic cigarette has four basic chemicals, which include Propylene Glycol and Glycerol (both food additives), water, flavoring and nicotine in a desired level of either high, medium, low or zero levels. For those that are looking and are in need of an alternative to smoking cigarettes, this is a very effective product to use. Josh Harris has stepped into the spotlight to help bring not only knowledge of the product to the forefront of people’s minds, but also to help with the changing of how smoke affects our environment and those around us. Josh will be available for interviews until Oct 1, 2010 when he returns to Dutch Harbor, Alaska and the unforgiving Bering Sea to start filming another season of the amazing hit show “The Deadliest Catch”.We're going fishing, baby! We're going to keep the old man's dream alive.
Socialite, Actress, Philanthropist, and Dana Point resident Cher Rue launches new online talk show; THE CHER RUE SHOW
On February 9, 2011 Dana Point resident Cher Rue launched her new web talk show aiming at the target audience of the plus size community. Cher's first show was a huge success with viewers watching as it streamed live, and over many others watching it in their leisure on the show’s web site www.thecherrueshow.com. Her show can be seen Wednesdays at 6 pm at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-cher-rue-show. Even though the show is targeting the plus size community, there will be shows for the average person as well. It will be a well-rounded episode every week, hoping to capture the interest of everyone watching, no matter his or her size. The show launched with four very special guests. The first was comedian Judy Tenuta, then Maureen Hann and her boyfriend David Lopez, and lastly Author Tom Blake. The first guest of the night, Judy Tenuta, stopped by via an uplink to give a brief take on Valentines Day from the “Love Goddess” herself. She entertained and pleased those that watched.
Since the first episode was a Valentines tribute to love, Cher had as her second guests, Maureen Hann and David Lopez, a couple that found love on a BBW(Big Beautiful Women) dating web site. David expressed how he fell in love with Maureen’s’ curves and beautiful face and has been happy ever since. They took questions from bloggers listening to the show as it was streamed live.
The last guest of the night was Dana Point resident and business owner Tom Blake. Tom is a renowned author and columnist for the over 50 dater. In his Dana Point restaurant Tutor and Spunky’s Deli, Tom sells his books that are geared to help those singles that are entering their senior years, find love that will last. Answering questions from the shows bloggers, Tom tried to give his take as an author and someone that is himself, over 50. He hoped that the listeners would go away with at least a little bit more insight into how to date in their senior years.
Cher Rue has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. She has been in many television shows, as well as produced and hosted her own cable network television show The Big Girl Show . Cher heads many charity events and travels in the elite circles of Hollywood. You can find her web site at www.cherrue.com.
With the success of the first two shows now behind her, Cher’s new talk show is not going to be a show that the BBW community can watch, but the average watcher as well. Stay tuned every Wednesday to see what is going to happen next. Actress Cher Rue appears on Dr. Phil