Thursday, September 26, 2019

Aspiring Entertainment Journalists

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Do you publish a blog on entertainment news?

We're looking for aspiring journalists who would like to write on subjects about film and television.

Our clients have some of the most interesting stories in the industry. And they work in the industry, defying the odds, and making a name for themselves.



Producer / SAG/AFTRA Actress Sabrina Percario is earning multiple awards for her performance in Mojave Shadows, currently out on the festival circuit.



Actress Noy Marom is a New York City Actress who has formed her own performance troupe, and completed her own short film.



Producer Patrick Jerome worked hard to learn the craft of filmmaking, only to see the Haitian government overthrown, forcing him to live underground until he could arrange his move to the US.



Actress Tatyana Figueiredo is making a name for herself in the healthy lifestyle arena.

All of these people and more have interesting, true stories, and we'll be glad to provide you with more information.

Just get back to me and we'll get you access to everything. And we'll even help you build your readership!

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sabrina Percario Wins Best Actress for "Mojave Shadows," Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA)

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Sabrina Percario Wins Best Actress for Mojave Shadows,
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA,) August 24

(September, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) Sabrina Percario, performing in the lead role of Susan, earned the Best Actress award at the August 24th Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA.)


Mojave Shadows also won for Best Director -- Jaime Torres, and Best Produced Screenplay -- Alejandro Etcheagaray, Jaime Torres, and Miranda Elisa Guzman.

Mojave Shadows is the story of a woman named Susan Carvalho who is hiking in the middle of the Mojave Desert while coming to terms with guilt of the death of her son. One night, she is attacked by a rattle snake, and finds herself stranded in the middle of the Mojave. With only a couple hours left to live, she calls for help from a remote located Ranger.

“When I read the script I was a little intimidated by the story because we’re talking about suicide and depression, I had to find a place in me that resonates with those emotions but the good thing about this story is that my character never loses hope. My character Susan Carvalho is dealing with guilty and she’s grieving. She feels guilty about her soon getting killed in a car accident.

Director Jaime Torre and I have known each other since 2014. We did more than five projects together including the award winning films Anguish, Julia, and Tell.

We trust each other, he is open to my suggestions in the script, and he knows how to communicate with me. Because I trust my director, that gives me the tranquility to focus on the scene, allows me to connect with my scene partners, and I can be present in the moment during the scene.

We shot in the desert in July 2018, on one the hottest days (110°F) we were concerned about snakes. Those facts really helped me to play my character, I was actually tired and worried! 

When Jaime cast me in the movie, I remember telling him that 'You know I have an accent?' He said: 'Yes, but this story is about this woman going through this journey, anyone can relate, it doesn’t matter where she’s from.' I remember feeling so happy and alleviated. 

We need more directors and stories like that, we’re talking about human beings going through different situations and overcoming their obstacles. We want to inspire people and tell stories about people.

Ronan Barbour (my scene partner) and I had a really good connection. It was easy to work with him. He and I have also been recognized as Best Duo on screen by the Actors Awards Los Angeles, who also awarded Mojave Shadows Best Short!

My message to the audience is that there is still hope, and most importantly, I’d like to increase awareness about suicide and depression.”  The film also recently won Best Indie Film and Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Film Awards and is just beginning its festival run.

Sabrina Percario is a multiple award winning SAG-AFTRA actress and producer.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil with an Italian citizenship, she fell in love with acting because she could express her feelings through her characters. With time, she realized that being an actress and producer has a big impact in people's lives.

Sabrina is grateful to be very busy these days: Currently she and Quentin Lee Murphy are on film festival circuit with Be(lie)f. Written/produced and acted by Quentin Lee Murphy and produced by Sabrina. A newly promoted detective is put in charge of a murder case that involves the death of a young black man, but he soon realizes his own personal beliefs may interfere with getting to the truth. Be(lie)f is officially selected at OAXACA Film Festival and Indigo Moon Film Festival. 

Sabrina also has another film that she produced screening at OAXACA, Freedom, which talks about the current emphatic crisis toward immigrants by showing how the concept of living free with no borders applies to car commercials, but not when it comes to human beings.

El Fred is currently in post-production: A not-so-imaginary childhood friend returns as an unusual vigilante to protect a struggling single mother and her bullied son. 

Open Mic just started its festival run: A songwriter struggles to find her voice in L.A. Open Mic is a film is about that young singer songwriter who is living alone, living out of her car, dealing with the stress of making it in a new country.

“I’m currently writing with Marina Lima (screenwriter) Living the Dream a feature film about following your dreams and never giving up.” 

Sabrina's purpose is to touch people's hearts, inspire them, and spread a good positive message through her characters and her films.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Reaching Your Audience

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Your audience is out there right now, and you can reach them in as soon as a week!

We've helped producers, directors, actors, actresses all expand their audiences through a combination of media coverage and social media leveraging.

Promoting creative people and projects is considerably different from developing a creative talent.

Some people prefer to have someone else produce their promotional message, so they can focus on their craft.

For ten years I had an Academy Award Winning actor who was very grateful for the services I provided for him.




And now I have an associate in Los Angeles who has worked at The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Dateline Hollywood, who is available to help shape your promotional message.

You don't have to do it yourself, settle for someone who is less experienced, or more expensive, the choice is yours!

Just get back to me me directly at steve@cinemanewswire.com

Thanks!




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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Have Your Entertainment PR People Worked at the Trades?

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This time last year I had a serious health setback.

I had to go to rehab for a little over a month.

When I got back to work, I had to arrange to offer a super competitive service, so I asked a friend in Los Angeles if he'd work with me, and he instantly agreed.



He has worked at the trades: The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Dateline Hollywood, and several others, that's how we became acquainted, while I was promoting an Academy Award Winner.

I've promoted nearly forty films and worked with that Academy Award Winner for ten years.

If you are looking for entertainment publicity, I've tried to offer you the best publicity service available.

What other PR people have worked at the trades?

Just get back to me at steve@cinemaewswire.com

Thanks!


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Noy Marom Presents: "A New York Moment"

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Amanda Erixon with Noy Marom in “A New York Moment”


Noy Marom Presents: A New York Moment

(June, 2019 – New York, New York) Noy Marom is a New York City based actress and producer.

A New York Moment is a passion project, it’s a special collaboration between friends who are also international artists.

The short film tells the story of two good friends, Dana and Molly, both facing the struggles of pursuing their dreams in the big apple.

The story takes place in a park in NYC and it gives us a look into their journey as individuals and as friends. Their hopes and dreams, love affairs, friendships and struggles.

The best friends try to stay together and support each other through it all, but they’re about to face another serious difficulty along the way. 

"My good friend Amanda Erixon and I studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting together.

After graduation, we co-founded Virago Ensemble together with a small group of fellow actors from school, and we started producing our own theater productions.

After focusing on theater for a while, and because we really enjoy creating together, we decided to produce and act in our own short film.

We knew that we wanted the story to include different aspects of our own personal journey in the big apple: The reality of living in NYC, away from home and from the people close to you, going through struggles while following your dreams and the impossible balancing act of being an artist in the big city.

We discussed the idea with Amanda's friend, Anthony Demare, who is an actor and a writer, and he was very interested in collaborating. We presented him with the aspects of the story that were important for us to share and he wrote a wonderful script that really touched us.

The next step was bringing our story to life. We tried to keep the project within our circle of friends, and we found a wonderful talented group of professionals who really helped us to make it happen.

It’s a very unique project because it's a collaboration between an international group of friends and artists from different countries: I’m from Israel and so is the producer and coordinator Vered Rodrigues. Amanda Erixon is from Sweden and so is the PA Emilia Björnsdotter. The writer, Anthony Demare is from Canada. The director, Flemming Laursen is from Denmark and the sound technician, James Boylan is American.

I am very proud of this film. I think that it really has strong, universal message that can help and inspire a lot of people. It’s about following your dreams even when times are rough and to not give up. A reminder that even when it looks like there's no hope, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel."


The film is currently being submitted to film festivals world-wide and was just announced as a Semi-Finalist of the Variety International Film Festival.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Noy Marom, Co-Founder of Virago Ensemble

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Noy Marom, Co-Founder of Virago Ensemble

(May, 2019 – New York, New York) Noy Marom is a New York City based actress and producer, and co-founder of Virago Ensemble.

Virago Ensemble is an international all-female theater company, striving to empower women's voices by sharing old and new works created by female-identifying writers. “We talk a lot about developing and working on material that shows the different and unique aspects of our different cultures.

We are very proud of the productions we've produced so far and we really feel like we've found our voice and our vision moving forward. 

It's a learning process and we continue to learn through every new project we develop.

We plan to keep moving in the same direction and to look for more interesting and creative projects to share, with emphasis on new works, as always, by female-identifying writers.


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Left to right: Deborah Amaa, Amanda Erixon, Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Jenna Kemmer, Noy Marom, Kanja Grobler, Eliya Rodeh.


So far we have produced two shows:

Last Summer At Bluefish Cove By Jane Chambers

Directed by Angelita Esperanza

It is the story of a dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself and who unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation.

Cast: Deborah Amaa, Noy Marom, Kanja Grobler, Eliya Rodeh, Gilda Mercado, Amanda Erixon, Jenna Kemmer, Irina Bravo


Emilia Bjornsdotter, Swedish Actress in New York Blog reviews Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.

Kiss That Frog By Serena Cates

Directed by Angelita Esperanza

Cast: Amanda Erixon, Angelita Esperanza, Deborah Amaa, Eliya Rodeh, Kanja Grobler, Noy Marom, Rosemary Tross, Samia Omari

Kiss that Frog was inspired by the social media trend of young adults writing lists about everyone who they have kissed. This "Kissed List" hunch has opened the door to themes such as love vs. lust, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, secrecy and much more.

The resulting script investigates the relationship millennial girls have with kissing, relationships, sex, and sexuality in general. It was inspired by true stories of women known by the playwright.

Kiss That Frog Profiled on BroadwayWorld.com

© Adam Jellicorse

Left to right: Jenna Kemmer, Gilda Mercado, Noy Marom.


“We'll strive to continue to tell important stories centering powerful, strong, brave women and speak up about issues concerning women's rights and to empower women and artists through our artistic journey and through story telling.

We also intend to focus on writing our own stories and texts and to share them through unique presentations, while including different elements such as movement and music.”

Several shows are currently in development, announcements about upcoming shows will be made soon, when the productions are ready to be presented. 



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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Noy Marom, “Follow Your Bliss”

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Noy Marom, “Follow Your Bliss”

(May, 2019 – New York, New York) Noy Marom is a New York City based actress and producer. For as long as she can remember, she has loved to perform.

First, with her sister, designing costumes and performing for friends and family, then later discovering the magic, and power, of how actors tell stories with emotions through theater and cinema. 

Born and raised in Israel, she has always loved Natalie Portman, also born in Israel.

She began studying acting when she was in middle school, and throughout high-school. She then took a break for military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and then  began training at the Nissan Native Acting Studio in Israel. Where she rediscovered her passion for acting, studying Acting Technique. 

From there she decided to take the big step of following an old dream to study acting in New York. The idea of studying the technique in the theater capital of the world, going through this artistic journey in the big apple, refining the craft in the city that never sleeps, was the next best possible step for her.

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She studied at The Barrow Group and Grace Kiley Acting (An incredible mentor and teacher) both which she enjoyed very much. It was her first experience of acting in a different language and although it was challenging, she found it very rewarding. And then she found The Stella Adler Studio.

“From the moment I walked into the studio, it felt like home. It just felt right.
The atmosphere was so professional, but also very friendly and welcoming and I loved that there were many foreign students walking around, from all over the world. 

I auditioned and got in and I did the advanced theater training two year conservatory. 

It was a challenging experience to say the least, but I’ve learned so much from so many wonderful teachers and I am forever grateful for this amazing journey. 

I think what I was most surprised about is how much it changed me, not only as an actor but also as a person. That’s what The Stella Adler studio is all about. They believe that ‘Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous,’ and that’s exactly what I felt during my time there and even more so after graduating. Like I was finding my voice. I also really started taking advantage of the cultural richness of New York City. I went to different Broadway shows and screenings, whenever I got a chance to go. You can learn so much about acting from watching different works and different performers.”  

The first roles she did were mainly roles in short films. She got a chance to work with wonderful directors and cinematographers and learned how to really work with the camera, along with the differences between film acting and theater acting. 

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“There’s more to it than you’d expect and you really have to work on it and find the correct balance. I love both equally: the intimacy and power of the camera, and the magic of theater with live audience. I feel very lucky that I have received the great training that taught me and allowed me to do both.”

After graduation, it was time to go out to the real world and become a professional actor. “When you’re just starting out, going on auditions and trying to build your resume, the competition is fierce and it’s all very intimidating. It takes time to find your place in the industry and my Adler friends and I, ‘fresh’ out of acting school, felt that we really wanted to go out there and implement everything we’ve learned. We were extremely passionate and we also wanted to control and own our artistic choices as much as we could, so we created Virago Ensemble.” 


Virago Ensemble is an International all-female theater company, striving to empower women's voices by sharing old and new works created by female-identifying writers.

“We started working together and found our voice as female international artists in NYC. We’ve had two productions: a staged reading of the one-act play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers, and a theatrical movement piece of the short play Kiss that Frog by Serena Cates.

Kiss that Frog was mentioned on BroadwayWorld and our staged reading of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove was reviewed by the Emilia Bjornsdotter, Swedish Actress in New York Blog.

“It was such a wonderful experience to produce our own work, and I was able to learn so much about producing and marketing. There are so many aspects related to producing and promoting your own production. It’s a very powerful skill that I think is very important as an actor.

After a production I believe it’s very important to just let it go, and be grateful for what it was, and what you’ve gained from the experience, then try to move forward and not judge it too much.

I do think it’s always very important to be open minded and remember that you can learn a lot from everyone around you. Especially when you’re working together as an ensemble and throughout the creative process, you really have to learn how to compromise. I will definitely keep focusing on that in future projects.

It isn’t easy to let go of your own vision of things when you’re working on a project with different creative people, but when you listen and compromise and eventually truly collaborate, that’s when the really good work comes to life. When you really trust each other. 


I’ve also used these producing skills when I worked on one of my latest projects, a short film called A New York Moment. It’s a project that’s very dear to my heart. I’ve acted in and co-produced it with my good friend Amanda Erixon, who’s also a part of The Virago Ensemble and studied at Stella Adler with me. We wanted to create a short film together and to share the story of what it’s like to live in a different country and go through the struggles of being an artist. It was a beautiful collaboration between friends and I am very proud of this film. We’re currently submitting it to festivals world-wide.” 



At present, Noy is mainly focusing on writing new work for future projects and also working hard on refining her craft. “I think it’s so important as an actor to keep learning and perfecting your skills and technique as you move forward. Living in New York has been so inspiring and I feel like I’m learning and changing all the time. 

I’d love to focus on new work and to play roles that present powerful, strong, independent women. To tell important stories through theater and film. 

As we all know, the business of acting is a very competitive one. It’s always hard to put yourself out there and audition but not get the role. There are rough times when you don’t get work and it’s very challenging to continue to find the energy and positivity to keep moving forward sometimes. But when that happens to me, I only need to think of myself as the young girl that used to play dress-up and put on shows. The young girl who dreamed of living this artistic life and perform on stage and on screen, and then I feel so fortunate that I get to live this life and to do what I love.”

There’s a famous quote by Joseph Campbell from a 1985 interview with Bill Moyer conducted at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California that Noy really loves. It says: “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.


© Kenneth Shook Photography

When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. And when you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”

Noy concludes: “I believe in that, and that’s what I intend to keep doing. To follow my bliss and to enjoy the ride.”


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