Thursday, September 26, 2019

Aspiring Entertainment Journalists

Thompson Communications

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!


Steve Thompson

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cell: 856-571-6796

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

Thompson Communications


For Immediate Release

Press Contact:
Steve Thompson

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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Sabrina Percario is available for interview
By appointment, pending availability

Contact Steve Thompson
cell: 856-571-6796

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Reaching Your Audience

Thompson Communications

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

I'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 substantially different from developing your own creative talent.

Most professionals prefer to have someone else produce their promotional message, so they can continue to focus on improving their craft.

You can take a chance with someone starting out, we all start somewhere. Or you can budget several thousand dollars a month and go to a large PR firm with full staff if you can afford it.

I'm right in the middle: Experienced in film productions, film personalities, and regional stage shows, operating independently.

For ten years I had an Academy Award Winning actor who was very grateful for the services I provided for him. And I successfully promoted a regional theatre group for years pre-pandemic.

And recently I've worked with a number of talented young people both in front and behind the camera.

And I now 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, whether you are interested in a press release, feature story, or even an autobiographical book!

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


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cell: 856-571-6796

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