WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Superstar celebrities with massive name recognition aren't always the right individuals for Direct Response marketing campaignseven if they were affordable. But a breakthrough new measurement tool debuting from InterMedia Entertainment, the InterMedia Entertainment DR Star Index does what Q-Score, Davie Brown Index and E-Score cannot. It measures, identifies, evaluates and ranks the best celebrities for direct to consumer programs. (more...)
Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony winners, as well as just about every former child star gathered to help PROTECT help abused children by placing their signature on a bike donated by Margaret Cho that will be auctioned in November. (more...)
Deadline reports that Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) are joining forces with Winkler's son Max Winkler and actor son-in-law Rob Reinis in creating a family comedy pilot for ABC. (more...)
Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman will discuss her memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY True Tales of A Theatre Press Agent, at Barnes & Noble's Upper West Side store, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street, on Monday, October 28th at 7 PM. Ms. Schulman has worked with some of Broadway's most talented and creative people -sometimes behaving badly and often with astonishing grace - as they struggled to create theatre magic. In this entertaining, dishy book, she shines the spotlight behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre. Admission is free and her talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. (more...)
Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Stan Lee, Henry Winkler and Eliza Dushku and more comprise the robust featured programming schedule at the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con (more...)
On Saturday, Sept 14th, Raleigh Studios celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB) in the Charlie Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios with special guest, Ms. Bryce Dallas Howard. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced details of a spectacular new season of outstanding live entertainment. The 2013/14 season features a host of new productions, an outdoor event transforming the Southside district, and the return of a much-loved favourite with priority booking for Hippodrome Friends. (more...)
Heliotrope Books will publish Susan L. Schulman's memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY True Tales of A Theatre Press Agent, on September 16th, 2013. At 5 pm that day, Ms Schulman will be joined by theatre journalist Peter Filichia for a Q&A and book signing at the Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, NYC. Theatre press agent Susan L. Schulman has worked with some of Broadway's most talented and creative people - sometimes behaving badly and often with astonishing grace - as they struggled to create theatre magic. In this entertaining, dishy book, she shines the spotlight behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre. (more...)
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of 'The Walking Dead,' WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and 'The Fonz' Henry Winkler are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20 at Music City Center. The standout roster will also include Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, Eliza Dushku of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' pop culture icon Billy Dee Williams and many others. It is the seventh in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Reedus, Williams and Winkler are scheduled to be in attendance all three days; Campbell will appear on Friday, Oct. 18; Lee and Dushku will be on site on Saturday, Oct. 19; and Bryan will appear on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'Green Lantern'), 'Mr. Garcin' ('Spider-Man,' 'Captain America'), Guy Gilchrist ('NANCY,' 'Jim Henson's Muppets'), Mico Suayan ('The Punisher,' 'Wolverine'), Fernando Dagnino ('Suicide Squad,' 'Superman'), Mike Grell ('Green Arrow,' 'Green Lantern'), 'Zombie King' Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness') and Michael Golden ('Hulk,' 'Daredevil').
Other celebrities on the Nashville Comic Con roster are Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode 1, X-Men), Dean Cain ('Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,' 'Smallville'), James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' 'Caprica'), Lou Ferrigno ('The Incredible Hulk,' 'The King of Queens'), Jason David Frank ('Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'), Kevin Sorbo ('Hercules,' 'Andromeda'), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, 'Oz'), Amy Dumas (former 4-time WWE women's champion), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, 'Dexter') and Sara Underwood ('Attack of the Show!,' Epic Movie).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Nashville Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Oct. 20, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Nashville Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character - and some never before dreamed - will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)
Amy Anzel for Sunday Monday Ltd in association with Todd Ruppert of RTR International, just announced that West End leading man and "Emmerdale" star, Ben Freeman, will take on the iconic role of 'The Fonz' in the UK Premiere and national tour of HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical, alongsideCheryl Baker as 'Mrs Cunningham' and the previously announced Heidi Range as 'Pinky Tuscadero'. (more...)
Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced that BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD will take the hot seat for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast at Raleigh Studios, on Sept 14th. (more...)
This September, a cast of Hollywood stars will take the stage for special ensemble readings of Act 1 of Surviving Grace, an original play penned by comedy writer Trish Vradenburg ('Designing Women,' 'Family Ties,' 'Kate and Allie'), co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer's a national advocacy organization committed to stopping Alzheimer's by 2020. Based on Trish's experience as a caregiver to her mother who died of Alzheimer's in 1992, Surviving Grace is a brutally honest, irreverent and moving story laced with humor that sheds light on the emotional ups and downs that 15.4 million Alzheimer's caregivers go through each day in the U.S. The play comes to California after being produced at The Kennedy Center, off-Broadway, cross-country and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first star-studded reading was at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC last fall. (more...)
In an interveiw with Bloomberg News, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT producer Brian Grazer revealed that Netflix is currently in active talks with 20th Century Fox to produce another season of the cult favorite. 'We are in conversations with them to do another,' Grazer shared. 'They are interested in doing that.' (more...)
Adult Swim will deliver twice the laughs all summer long in one of the best comedy blocks on cable, with the back-to-back premieres of new seasons of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::, on Thursday night at Midnight and 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) starting July 25th. (more...)