Brain Damage

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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
New York, NY
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Sports Reaction Center Offers Concussion Management Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Following the 2008 overdose death of former National Football League (NFL) player Tom McHale, an autopsy revealed that McHale suffered from traumatic brain injuries likely resulting from multiple concussions-since McHale's death, studies have shown that there is a strong link between concussions and long-term brain injuries (1). Sports Reaction Center (SRC), a sports physical therapy center that attracts amateur and professional athletes both locally and nationally, has a comprehensive Concussion Management Program designed to ensure that athletes fully recover following a concussion before returning to play. (more...)

NFL, Under Armour and GE Launch Head Health Challenge II to Seek Ideas for Concussion Research
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The NFL, Under Armour (NYSE:UA) and GE (NYSE:GE) today launched Head Health Challenge II an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time. The challenge is part of the Head Health Initiative, a collaboration to help speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. (more...)

Maxim Media Acquires SLAUGHTER DAUGHTER
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Maxim Media International, a worldwide distributor of independent horror films has acquired Slaughter Daughter for worldwide distribution. Plans are underway to release the film on DVD and Video On Demand with the North America imprint Brain Damage Films. (more...)

Youth Sports Safety Pioneer Provides Solutions For Meeting Football Concussion Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

With all the scary talk these days about head injuries in football, many are asking where the sport goes from here. (more...)

SRC Launches Concussion Management Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Concussions have become a hot topic among athletes of all levels, especially among professionals-the National Football League (NFL) recently settled a $765 million lawsuit after 4,500 current and former players sued the organization over concussion-related injuries (1). But Sports Reaction Center (SRC), a sports physical therapy center that attracts amateur and professional athletes both locally and nationally, says amateur athletes are also not immune-due to the growing concern about the permanent effects of concussions, SRC has developed an innovative concussion management program designed to help maintain an athlete's current and long-term wellbeing. (more...)

The Sand Football League Launches in Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The recently aired PBS Frontline documentary, 'A League of Denial,' highlighted the growing awareness and concern over the overwhelming evidence that football head injuries result in serious concussions that often prove to lead to debilitating Brain Damage that is often manifested in physical deterioration, dementia, and an astonishing early death rate among former players. (more...)

National Youth Sports League Crusades To Prevent Concussions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Almost half a million children visit the emergency room each year with a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Football leads all sports in the occurrence of concussions among children.* That's why i9 Sports, the nation's first and fastest growing youth sports league franchise, is now calling for a big timeout from some accepted youth sports moves. The league offers families the i9 Sports Experience, a safer alternative where kids can learn sports without some of the dangerous play that can lead to concussions. (more...)

German Experts Present Medical Imaging Advances at RSNA '13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

CHICAGO, Nov.26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Germany is a leader in the international medical technology community thanks to the scientific and technological excellence of its universities, research institutes and enterprises. As part of its 'Germany - Partner for Medical Technology' campaign, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will feature the latest medical imaging innovations at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Dec. 1-6 in Chicago at booth #2965 A-H, South Building, Hall A. (more...)

SLAUGHTER DAUGHTER Set for DVD, VOD Release on 2/4
by Movies News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Brain Damage films is set to unleash Slaughter Daughter on DVD and VOD in North America on February 4, 2014, just in time for Valentine's Day. The heartwarming tale of a psychotic daughter who teams up with a jailed murderer to slay her mother on her wedding day, Slaughter Daughter will be coming to all major and minor Cable/Satellite VOD operators as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox Video and more. The DVD will feature a load of bonus content fans won't want to miss; Availability info to be announced. (more...)

Author R.J. Sbordone Asks: 'Who Will Save the Human Race?'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

'Client from the Future' by R.J. Sbordone chronicles the story of Dr. Joseph Morgan, a clinical psychologist and highly decorated former Navy SEAL, who discovers that one of his clients, is from the future. His client informs him that extraterrestrials have secretly invaded Earth and are planning to exterminate the human race. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents the 2014 Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Magic Theatre is proud to present the 2014 Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series, a free event, in collaboration with the American Conservatory Theatre's Costume Shop and the Commonwealth Club of Californ (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Broadway Sessions for Broadway Battles Bullying was held at Joe's Pub. Click below to watch highlights from the concert, featuring performers Chondra Profit (The Lion King), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Wonderland), Brian Craft (Avenue Q), Anthony Crouchelli (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Rachel Lorin ('The Next Big Thing'), John Ryan Del Bosque (LMPC), Matthew Pritchard (The Spazmatics), Alex Bennett (Cabaret), Brooke Humphrey (Theatre Under The Stars) and Michael Platek! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chondra Profit, Heather Parcells, Brian Craft and More in BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Broadway Sessions for Broadway Battles Bullying was held at Joe's Pub. Scroll down for photos featuring performers Chondra Profit (The Lion King), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Wonderland), Brian Craft (Avenue Q), Anthony Crouchelli (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Rachel Lorin ('The Next Big Thing'), John Ryan Del Bosque (LMPC), Matthew Pritchard (The Spazmatics), Alex Bennett (Cabaret), Brooke Humphrey (Theatre Under The Stars) and Michael Platek! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bug Theatre gives us haunting excellence in Sam Shepard's A LIE OF THE MIND
by Michael Mulhern - May 31, 2014

The ensemble as a whole was solid and worked so well together as a cohesive unit on this disturbing drama. (more...)

CARNE: THE TACO MAKER Coming to VOD, 6/1
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2014

Brain Damage Films will be serving up Carne: The Taco Maker On Demand across North America starting June 1st, 2014. (more...)

60 MINUTES to Profile NFL Doctor Aiding Wounded Soldiers, 4/5
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2013

It took a doctor who helped the NFL to teach the military about the potential Brain Damage battlefield concussions could cause - Brain Damage like that affecting Retired Army Maj. Ben Richards. He survived two roadside bombs in Iraq and both times he walked away from destroyed vehicles with no visible wounds. Yet Richards was grievously injured. He had suffered a permanent brain injury that would end his Army career and very nearly ruin his life. David Martin speaks to Richards and to Dr. David Hovda about traumatic brain injury, an invisible wound that affects tens of thousands of battlefield veterans, for a story to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, May 5 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

DON'T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU! Comes to DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2013

DON'T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU! is the next independent horror film set to release from Brain Damage Films. You'll believe in him when he starts to eat you! The film comes to DVD today, May 21st, 2013. (more...)

Bug Theatre's A LIE OF THE MIND Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Bug Theatre will present A Lie of the Mind. Performances will be May 2 through May 31 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be two Sunday performances on May 18 and 25 at 6:30 PM and one pay-what-you-can industry night on Monday, May 19. Performances will be at The Bug Theatre: 3654 Navajo Street in Denver and tickets are available online at www.bugtheatre.org or (303) 477-5977. (more...)

R.J. Sbordone Releases CLIENT FROM THE FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

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DON'T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU! Coming to DVD 5/21
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2013

DON'T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU! is the next independent horror film set to release from Brain Damage Films. You'll believe in him when he starts to eat you! The film comes to DVD May 21st, 2013. (more...)

Joan Reid Talks About Her Daughter's Disability in I'VE BEEN GOOD SO FAR
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Organic brain syndrome is a general term that describes a decrease in a person's mental functions. There are many possible medical diseases that can lead to this condition but no matter the cause, it always brings devastating effects to its patients and even their caregivers. In the new book, I've Been Good So Far, author Joan Reid tells the true story of Flossie, her own daughter who was diagnosed with this kind of disability and who, with the help of her family, was able to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. (more...)

Memoir Recounts Survivor's Long Road after Brain Injury
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Life doesn't end after traumatic brain injury. Andrew Penman tells his unique story of recovery in his new book, "Andrew Penman's Long Unwinding Road: An Inspiring Story of Natural Self-Healing." (more...)

Life with Teens Magazine Highlights Steps to Prevent Teen Concussions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2013

TeenLife Media, a print and online media company that offers comprehensive information and resources for parents and teenagers features the article Getting A-Head of Concussions in the spring issue of Life with Teens magazine. It provides excellent tips for parents and teenagers on the preventative measures on and off of the field when engaging in sports. (more...)

HBO's REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most honored sports journalism series, continues its 20th season (more...)

McKellen, Stewart, Hilty, Groff, & More to Host BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING Benefit, 4/14
by Hilary Kelly - Mar 21, 2014

Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Megan Hilty, Jonathan Groff, Mary-Louise Parker, and Paula Cole are set to present Broadway Battles Bullying, a benefit concert for the Michael Morones Foundation. (more...)

HBO's REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns 3/25
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most honored sports journalism series, continues its 20th season (more...)

LILI HAYDN Set to Release New Album 'LILILAND' 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

LILI HAYDN has announced Tuesday, September 16 as the release date for her full-length album LILILAND (via MRI/RED). “LiliLand is the jungle of my mind,” says the distinguished singer, songwriter, composer and violinist of her first album in six years and fourth overall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Key Artwork for DARKEST NIGHT Released
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Brain Damage Films has released the key artwork for its upcoming film DARKEST NIGHT, set for a DVD release on July 16. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Neo-Giallo Thriller CITY OF LUST Coming to DVD & VOD 7/1
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Brain Damage Films will release the indie horror-thriller City of Lust (previously titled 'Yellow'), an imaginative and intense film styled in homage to Giallo horror films from the 1970's but set in the present. (more...)

Neo-Giallo Thriller CITY OF LUST Coming to DVD & VOD July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

On July 1st, Brain Damage Films will release the indie horror-thriller City of Lust (previously titled 'Yellow'), an imaginative and intense film styled in homage to Giallo horror films from the 1970's but set in the present. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms. About the FilmCity of Lust is a modern day Giallo film produced by Soft Cage Films, a not-for-profit art organization based out of Chicago. (more...)

HARRY POTTER's Toby Jones Joins Fox's Event Series WAYWARD PINES
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Toby Jones, known for his voice work as 'Dobby' from the Harry Potter films, has joined the cast of FOX's event series WAYWARD PINES. (more...)

DARKEST NIGHT Now Available on Demand
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Darkest Night will be available on DVD July 16th, 2013 from Brain Damage Films but for those who can't wait it's available for On Demand viewing now. (more...)

NYSATA Athletic Trainers Involved in Numerous Upcoming Concussion Seminars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Super Bowl Media Week 2014 has provided a public platform for some landmark developments in concussion research, legislation and awareness and the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association (NYSATA) has been fortunate to have involvement in many of these recent events. (more...)

Dr. Burton Feinerman Shares Experiences from Celebrity Care to Modern Medicine in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Society's continual, obsessive search for perpetual youth has lead many on a tumultuous path of medical mayhem from shots to creams and a variety of procedures in between. (more...)

DEADLY PRESENCE Set for DVD, VOD Release on 2/4
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Brain Damage Films is set to release Deadly Presence on DVD February 4, 2014. DVD bonus features will include a 30-minute behind the scenes featurette. The film is also available On Demand now through most Cable VOD operators and Internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network and more. (more...)

11 Independent Films to Make Digital Debut via Sundance Institute's Artist Services
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the 11 independent films now available through a variety of platforms and storefronts, (more...)

Photo Flash: DEAD ON APPRAISAL Artwork Revealed; VOD Release Set for 3/1
by Movies News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Brain Damage Films will soon be listing Dead on Appraisal on the horror market starting with a major VOD release on March 1st, followed by an April 8th DVD release! The DVD will feature behind-the-scenes featurettes, unseen trailers, and more. Scroll down for artwork and stills from the movie! (more...)

How Well Do Football Helmets Protect Players from Concussions?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

A new study finds that football helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, or rotational force, an often dangerous source of brain injury and encephalopathy. The study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages Lovely OC Production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 10, 2014

Truly one of the most elegant, though underrated musicals of the new century, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA---now on stage in a lovely new production at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through February 23---follows the uneasy journey that a loving, though over-protective mother must embark on when her daughter discovers the wonderfully vulnerable world of adult love. Filled with a gorgeously sweeping score by Adam Guettel and an insanely talented cast, this Italian journey surely ranks as one of the best, most attractive musicals SCR has mounted in recent years. (more...)

Singer Susan Boyle Expresses Relief Over Asperger's Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Based on the definition of the National Autistic Society, Asperger's is a condition that is somehow similar to autism. People with the condition don't have much speaking problems and often have intelligence that ranks from average to above average. While they might have certain difficulties when it comes to learning, people with Asperger's do not have the kind of disabilities often linked to autism. (more...)

Maxim Media and Brain Damage Films to Distribute DEADLY PRESENCE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Maxim Media International, a worldwide distributor of independent horror films has acquired Deadly Presence for worldwide distribution. (more...)

Maxim Media, Brain Damage Films to Distribute DEADLY PRESENCE Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Maxim Media International, a worldwide distributor of independent horror films has acquired Deadly Presence for worldwide distribution. Plans are underway to release the film on DVD and Video On Demand with the North America imprint Brain Damage Films. (more...)

Official Artwork for DEMON from Brain Damage Films
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Demon is the story of a military experiment in creating the perfect killing machine Gone wrong. (more...)

BEAST: A MONSTER AMONG MEN Now Available on Demand
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Fans of independent horror thrillers have a chance to check out Brain Damage Films' next great DVD release now before it hits DVD on October 1st! (more...)

Laura Benanti & More Join BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING Lineup, Set for 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Michael Morones Foundation today announced additional performers includingLaura Benanti for a one-night only benefit concert entitled Broadway Battles Bullying to take place on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The benefit and silent auction, which will be hosted by Shakina Nayfack, will raise money for the newly created Michael Morones Foundation, which works to educate communities about youth suicide prevention and the effects of bullying. The benefit concert is presented by an honorary host committee of Broadway, screen, and music veterans including Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mary-Louise Parker, Paula Cole, Megan Hilty, Jonathan Groff, and Julia Murney, who have all generously donated their support to the Michael Morones Foundation. (more...)

Erin Markey, Reverend Billy, Mara Wilson, Villalobos Bros and More to Play Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, April 30 - May 11, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Anne Geddes Unveils Inspirational Book Highlighting the Courage and Promise of Meningococcal Disease Survivors in Honor of World Meningitis Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  World-renowned photographer and global advocate for children, Anne Geddes, announces the release of her new book, Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease, in honor of the 6th annual World Meningitis Day. The book celebrates young, resilient survivors of meningococcal disease-a sudden, aggressive and life-threatening disease-through thought-provoking and moving photographs captured by Ms. Geddes. The full collection of images of the survivors and their families is available for free, exclusively on iBooks today at iTunes.com/ProtectingOurTomorrows. (more...)

Chondra Profit, Heather Parcells & More Set for Broadway Battles Bullying at Joe's Pub, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Broadway Battles Bullying Concert is set for Friday, May 2nd at 11:30PM (11:00 doors open) at Joe's Pub at The Public. Tickets are $45 at the door, but are available on-line for a discounted rate of $35 at JoesPub.com with coupon code 'TEN' Nightlife's Dougie Meyer & Greg Hoagland will be emcee for the evening. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Recipients of the 73rd Peabody Awards were announced today. The awards will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon hosted by Ira Glass at New York's Waldorf-Astoria in New York. (more...)

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