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EKC PR Announces The Grand Opening of New Client, “Stars On Brand” – A Premier Entertainment, Music & Upscale Dining Venue In Glendale, California 

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 24, 2016) – Continuing its path as one of Southern California’s hottest dining and shopping destinations, the city of Glendale also thrives on top-quality entertainment. The new Stars On Brand theater and event venue, located just minutes from The Americana on Brand, promises to exceed the expectations of local and nearby communities, as well as visiting tourists.

Open every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm – 2:00am, Stars On Brand has something for everyone; a live music show featuring 12 international artists and 22 ensembles (genres range from Jazz, Pop, Latin, Italian, Arabic, Persian and more), an eclectic cocktail menu, delicious fine dining prepared by classically trained chefs, and a beautifully cultivated atmosphere perfect for relaxing and enjoying pleasurable conversation.

“Our venue and stage show is specifically designed to delight audiences and create pleasing memories for years to come,” said Robert Dehnoushi, Owner. “We want to provide an intense experience that tantalizes all of the human senses.”

Stars On Brand boasts the ability to host more than 300 people a night, each of whom can experience ample viewing of the large performance stage. For those who wish to sit in a more intimate private setting, VIP rooms are available which feature bottle service, and exclusive wait staff.

The show begins at 9:15pm on Friday and Saturday, and there are two dining/seating packages available for purchase – Premium and VIP. To reserve your table, call 818.243.7827 or email [email protected].

Stars On Brand is located at 417 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203.

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For more information, contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing, and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Our House Films’ “Kickboxer: Retaliation” Cast Goes Big Time With Roy “Big Country” Nelson

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 15, 2016) – UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson, also known as “Big Country,” has joined the cast of the upcoming film Kickboxer: Retaliation. Scheduled for a 2017 release, this is the second installment in the new trilogy reboot based off the 1989 hit movie Kickboxer, which was a worldwide box-office phenomenon starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

As a trained mixed martial artist and former professional rugby player, Roy Nelson is set to appear in the new film alongside previously announced fighting champions like Mike Tyson, Georges St. Pierre, Fabrício Werdum, Ronaldinho, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He will portray an inmate in prison who is training the character of Kurt Sloan to fight for his life.

“Roy’s determination during our initial shoot in Las Vegas last month showed us that he obviously has a genuine love for the screen,” said Producer Rob Hickman of Our House Films. “His intriguing performance led our team to expand his role in the film and we believe this could open further doors, ultimately being a crossover opportunity for him. Roy will now be heading to Thailand to work with the rest of the cast.”

Kickboxer: Retaliation is set to continue the storyline from where Kickboxer: Vengeance will leave off, bringing Kurt Sloan forcibly back to Thailand to fend for his life against a new formidable foe named Mongkut––portrayed by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson of Game of Thrones fame.

“I am intensely passionate in bringing these characters to life, as I myself hold two black belts in martial arts,” remarks the film’s Writer and Director Dimitri Logothetis.

Dimitri’s company Acme Rocket Fuel has teamed up with Our House Films as the production houses behind Kickboxer: Retaliation, where he is also serving as Producer alongside Rob Hickman. The Executive Producers are Larry Nealy, Jay Strommen and Steven Swadling.

The first in the trilogy, Kickboxer: Vengeange, stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano, and will be hitting theaters and VOD this September. Its anticipated sequel, Kickboxer: Retaliation, will follow soon after in 2017!

For more information, or to interview the Our House Films team, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing, and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Makes History As He Signs Movie Contract, Via Social Media, To Star In “Kickboxer: Retaliation”

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2016) – Fans of the Kickboxer film franchise can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their star fighter Jean-Claude Van Damme has officially joined the cast of Kickboxer: Retaliation; the sequel to this September’s Kickboxer: Vengeance (of which Van Damme also stars in alongside Dave Bautista).

The discussion of whether Van Damme would reprise his role of Master Durand in Kickboxer: Retaliation had been up in the air until July 4, 2016 when he, for the very first time in his acting career history, signed his contract live on video via his official Facebook page. For the past three months, Writer/Director Dimitri Logothetis was discussing Van Damme’s involvement and his character’s story arc in the second installment. Finally they have now come to a collaborative meeting of the minds.

“JC brings his charisma and martial arts talents to Kickboxer as no other actor can,” says Dimitri Logothetis, who also wrote and produced Kickboxer: Vengeance.

As the ink dried, Van Damme explained to his 17M followers that he has less than three weeks left to get back into tip-top shape for Kickboxer: Retaliation, scheduled to commence filming in Thailand next week. The anticipated sequel also stars other world class fighters, athletes and influencers such as Mike Tyson, Ronaldinho, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, to name a few.

The original 1989 Kickboxer film jumpstarted Van Damme’s career and now 2 1/2 decades later, it was certainly time to reboot the exciting series. Planned as a trilogy, Kickboxer: Retaliation is produced by Our House Films––one of the most exciting new names in independent film production. Founded in 2015, the firm’s executive staff is comprised of highly accomplished veterans of the trade including Rob Hickman, Jay Strommen, Larry Nealy, and Steven Swadling. Nealy, Swadling, and Hickman also serve as executive producers, and producer respectively on Kickboxer: Vengeance.

“We are so beyond thrilled to have Jean-Claude Van Damme sign onto Kickboxer: Retaliation,” says Rob Hickman. “It would have been almost impossible to not have him be a part of our sequel, especially since he means so much to both the franchise and fans.”

Upping the storyline where Kickboxer: Vengeance will leave off, Kickboxer: Retaliation will punch its way into theaters in 2017.

For more information on Kickboxer: Retaliation, or to interview Our House Films, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Our House Films Has Entered a Multi-Picture Deal with Stronger Productions

LOS ANGELES (June 27, 2016) – Famed Director, Producer and Writer Chris Bell, known for his hit documentaries Bigger Stronger FasterTrophy Kids, and Prescription Thugs, has recently announced a partnership with producer Mark Matthews, and their mutual creation of Stronger Productions.

“I have admired Chris as a filmmaker since his first project in 2008, and I couldn’t be prouder to begin this partnership,” said Mark Matthews. “We are both very excited to work together, and develop great documentaries and films for years to come.”

With their first lineup of content in progress, Stronger Productions has entered a multi-picture deal with Our House Films, and are now co-producing the documentary, Stronger. Set to capture the lives of Strongmen competitors in their pursuit to be titled the World’s Strongest Man, the film will reveal the ways that these men find balance between their passion and personal life. Footage of current World’s Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw has already been posted on the film’s Instagram page.

“I’ve always been fascinated with the world of strength, and these athletes are among the most impressive men on earth,” Chris Bell says. “I truly believe the film will bring new popularity to this sport and create stars out of these athletes; just like Pumping Iron did for Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bodybuilding industry, and the documentary’s other featured athletes in 1977.”

Aside from co-producing Stronger, Our House Films will also be funding Stronger Productions’ next project, which is currently being kept under wraps; but is said to be much like Chris Bell’s other intimate documentaries.

“When I first saw Prescription Thugs, I knew Chris was in the business of creating a dialogue about some of this country’s greatest travesties,” proclaims Jay Strommen, Chairman of Our House Films. “My team and I are proud to be a part of Chris’ newest documentaries, and it is our hope that we can continue the significant endeavors his films have created.”

Produced by Our House Films’ Rob Hickman, Stronger Productions’ Chris Bell and Mark Matthews, and Executive Produced by Our House Films’ Larry Nealy, Jay Strommen, and Steve SwadlingStronger, and the untitled project, are both scheduled to be released in 2017.

For more information, or to interview Our House Films, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Beagle Freedom Project Set to Release Beagles Held in Testing Laboratories, Tomorrow, June 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 23, 2016) – Beagle Freedom Project (BFP), a national non-profit rescue and advocacy organization is thrilled to announce a victory this week for animal rights––and for love overall. Tomorrow, Friday, June 24th, a handful of beagles will feel freedom for the first time.

Not long ago, these dogs were trapped in a lab testing facility, scheduled to be killed because they were no longer useful to researchers. However, thanks to BFP, they will now smell sunshine and soil, instead of cages and chemicals; they’ll be called by real names instead of the federal identification numbers tattooed inside their ears.

BFP negotiates with laboratories around the world for the release of beagles and other animals, helping to set them free from the grueling life of being tested for cosmetics, products, and scientific curiosities. The release of these dogs is the latest in a series of incredible and heroic rescues that BFP has fought for and won.

“There are nearly 70,000 dogs in U.S. labs right now and 96% of them are beagles, the breed of choice because they are so gentle, docile, and forgiving,” explains Shannon Keith, President and Founder of BFP. “This outdated research practice only survives because it remains hidden from the public.”

A momentous occasion for BFP, their latest release is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 12:00pm PST at: 4428 Lennox Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Media is invited to witness and capture the beagles’ first moments of freedom when they lay their paws on grass, as well as interview the families who will be taking these dogs home with them.

Originally founded in 2010, BFP has celebrity support from stars like Sia, Chelsea Handler, Maria Menounos, Whitney Cummings, Nikki Reed, and Ian Somerhalder. To date, the advocacy group has rescued over 600 animals and has passed its signature legislation, The Beagle Freedom Bill, in four states, mandating the release of dogs and cats from research. This year, BFP will launch its scientific grant, gifting $250,000 to researchers who develop alternative experiments that eliminate the need to test on animals.

For more information on BFP, or to interview its President and Founder Shannon Keith, contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full-service Branding, Marketing, and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Our House Films Set to Break Records Building a Hollywood Empire

Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2016) – One of the most exciting new names in independent film, Our House Films knows that well-earned industry respect gives the freedom to create, experiment, and change the game. Founded in 2015, their highly accomplished executives are veterans of the trade who know the rules, and know how to “break” them. With several works in production, Our House Films combine experience and innovation to fuel its reputation for first-rate content.

Boasting extensive backgrounds in finance, technology, acting, production, and business, Our House Films’ players consist of Rob Hickman–President/Head of Production, Jay Strommen–Chairman, Larry Nealy and Steven Swadling–Executive Producers. The chemistry between this diverse team makes for a well-rounded and effective approach to their projects, and Our House Films prove, through its ingenuity and dedication, that something really can be greater than the sum of its parts.

Placing an emphasis on the process of interlacing movie-making with social media influencers, Our House Films utilize actors with substantial online followings, allowing the ROIs from casting to become the deciding factor on how much money investors put into the project. Influencers who help with pre-production marketing, and star in the film, is appealing to shareholders. It also assists in positioning the film to the public early on so they can understand what’s exciting about it.

Our House Films has begun development of several anticipated projects such as Kickboxer: Retaliation, the sequel to this year’s Kickboxer: Vengeance starring Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Releasing in 2017, Kickboxer: Retaliation is filming in Thailand and features over 14 renowned world champion athletes including Mike Tyson (15M social media followers). Other upcoming projects by Our House Films include William Faulkner’s Intruder in the DustUnfilteredWay of the Warriors, and Filthy Rich.

Some believe that business know-how can inhibit fresh ideas; that different perspectives cause confusion. Our House Films understands better. The founders’ massive experiences allow them to put the most cutting-edge innovations to the test, and they are ready to make a “punch” in Hollywood!

Follow Our House Films  on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

For more information, or to interview Our House Films, please contact Eileen Koch at EKC PR, a full service Marketing, Branding and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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EKC PR Client, Real Estate Mogul and Business Entrepreneur Omar Spahi’s Acquisition of Santa Monica Billion Dollar Residential Building Showcased During Tonight’s Episode of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing”

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2016) – You’ve heard of a “million dollar listing” but how about a “billion dollar listing?” Omar Spahi, 27-year-old real estate mogul and business entrepreneur, has announced his acquisition of over 40 units at Ocean Towers, the billion dollar, seashore, co-op residential building in beautiful Santa Monica, CA.

Recently, Omar filmed an episode of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, set to air tonight, Thursday, June 9 at 9/8c. The episode will feature NYC realtor Ryan Serhant‘s Los Angeles trip, showcasing his successful visit to Ocean Towers.

Originally built in 1971 and recently renovated, the celebrity driven, 317-unit luxury high rise, located at 201 Ocean Avenue, features 24-hour concierge services, doormen, valet parking, a pool/jacuzzi, sundeck, gym, spa, and maid services. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units throughout 19 floors offer various exquisite views ranging from the coastline, to the ocean, to the city, and even toward Point Dume.

“When people first experience the spectacular openness of each room, allowing them to capture the breathtaking whitewater views through the wall to wall glass windows, they come to realize just how special this building truly is,” says Omar.

Ocean Towers marks a milestone for Omar Spahi as he is able to bask in his success, having already built a thriving real estate empire three years shy of his 30th birthday. He caught the bug early on from his father John, who himself has made a fortune from property investments, and has taught Omar everything he knows about the business.

“My father was born in Egypt and moved to California in 1975 with only $100.00 in his pocket. He initially worked in other markets before becoming involved with real estate, something he flourished in throughout the west and east coasts,” Omar remarks. “This profession has always been in my blood, and I just love what I do.”

For additional information, or to interview Omar Spahi, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Marketing, Branding, and Public Relations firm at 310-441-1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Our House Films’ Kickboxer: Retaliation Keeps Getting Bigger, Literally, as Brian Shaw, “World’s Strongest Man,” Joins the Cast

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 8, 2016) – Three-time “World’s Strongest Man” champion Brian Shaw announced via Instagram on Sunday that he has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Retaliation.

This latest impressive casting in the Kickboxer franchise solidifies its prowess as a star-studded action event, considering the recent cast announcements of soccer sensation Ronaldinho, legendary boxer Mike Tyson, and UFC stars Paige VanZant & Fabricio Werdum. Not to mention the film’s villain — and Brian Shaw’s biggest competition at “World’s Strongest Man” — Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Altogether, Kickboxer: Retaliation will feature 14+ renowned world champion athletes.

Penned as a trilogy, Kickboxer: Retaliation is the sequel to Kickboxer: Vengeance, the latter starring newcomer Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, and superstars Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Both films are written by Dimitri Logothetis, who also is directing the second installment.

Upping the storyline where Kickboxer: Vengeance will leave off, the sequel brings Kurt Sloan (Moussi) back to Thailand to fight against a formidable foe, portrayed by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson — who also plays “the Mountain” on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“When we added Hafþór to our cast, we knew it would be difficult for our hero to learn how to defeat a man of such gargantuan size,” admits Rob Hickman, producer of Kickboxer: Vengeance and Kickboxer: Retaliation. “But what better way for our hero to learn than from another mountain of a man — Brian Shaw.”

Larry Nealy and Steve Swadling are executive producing Kickboxer: Retaliation, while Our House Films and Acme Rocket Fuel will serve as the production companies. Principle photography recently wrapped in Nevada, allowing filming to commence in Thailand this July.

“We can’t wait for our audience to see the action we’ve created with these stars, and Shaw’s scenes are going to be beyond memorable,” adds Jay Strommen, chairman of Our House Films. “We are so excited about working with our talented cast, and are pleased that their social influence works nicely in line with the expanding distribution model Our House Films is currently pursuing.”

Kickboxer: Vengeance will punch into theaters this fall, with Kickboxer: Retaliation arriving soon after in 2017!

For more information, or to interview the talented production team of Our House Films, please contact Eileen Koch at EKC PR, a full service Marketing, Branding and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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EKC PR Client, West Los Angeles’ Lenny’s Deli Currently Offering “The Deli Deal,” 20% off Dinners

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 1, 2016) – EKC PR has recently added the famous LA eatery Lenny’s Deli to its roster of clientele.

Having opened in 2013 at the coveted Westwood Blvd. location of what was once home to Junior’s, Lenny’s Deli continues to make rousing strides in today’s marketplace, such as with their current special promotion of “The Deli Deal,” allowing customers to receive 20% off all dinners.

As a well-known casual hotspot for celebrities like Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Jon Voight, and countless other stars, the restaurant’s menu is over 8 pages long, and features American classics like burgers, wraps, salads, and even delicious pizzas. With its exquisite bakery department offering an abundance of sweet fantasies, including the customer favorite “Chocolate Mousse with Snickers” – a chocolate cake filled with mousse, and covered with Snicker pieces, icing, and chocolate ganache, the establishment has enough fare to make anyone’s mouth water with delight.

No stranger to the food industry, owner Lenny Rosenberg was immersed in his family’s successful delicatessens, pizzerias, and bakery businesses across both coasts since he was 7-years-old. Having thorough knowledge of the trade allowed Lenny to build an alliance alongside his girlfriend Adesa Swan, now both recognized throughout Los Angeles as “The Restaurant Doctors.” Recently, the pair formed their own production company together called Lars Productions, also represented by EKC PR, where they generate reality and travelogue shows that explore food establishments across the country. Lars Productions recently premiered The Grub on the JLTV Network.

Together, the ambitious and driven duo are truly enjoying the fruits of their labor with both Lenny’s Deli remaining a strong favorite amongst diners, and their continued molding of Lars Productions into a leading brand of innovative, and entertaining content.

Open 7 days a week, Lenny’s Deli is located at 2379 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064.
“The Deli Deal” is available Monday-Friday from 5pm-8pm, now through June 15th! Don’t miss it.

For more information, or to interview Lenny Rosenberg, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Marketing, Branding, and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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Lars Productions to Premiere New Travelogue Show “The Grub” on JLTV Network Tonight at 6 & 9pm PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 23, 2016) – EKC PR client Lars Productions is proud to announce the premiere of their new travelogue series The Grub on the JLTV network. Providing a fresh twist on travel and cuisine, the show is hosted by Lenny Rosenberg (the man behind West Los Angeles’ Lenny’s Deli), as well as his Lars Productions partner and beautiful girlfriend, Adesa Swan.

The duo is set to explore the country as they team up to interview, cook, and dine with chefs/owners in the kitchens at many of the nation’s most unique and delicious restaurants. No stranger to food himself, Lenny was immersed in his family’s successful delicatessens, pizzerias, and bakery businesses across both coasts since he was 7-years-old.

In the premiere episode of The Grub, Lenny and Adesa visit LA favorite Sweet Lady Jane in Santa Monica, CA, where they are treated to the restaurant’s signature decadent Triple Berry Shortcake (which sells over 25,000 per year). Viewers then follow the pair to Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Deli in Houston, TX where they try out some Hungarian Lescó Stew.

Throughout each exciting episode viewers are taken for a new adventure, so buckle up and bring your appetite! The Grub premieres on JLTV, Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6 & 9pm PDT.

For more information or to interview Lenny Rosenberg & Adesa Swan, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing, and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

About Lars Productions:
Lenny Rosenberg and Adesa Swan met at a networking event in 2000. Soon after, the pair entered into a business partnership, renovating and opening food establishments. Now known as “The Restaurant Doctors,” the duo grew close in their working relationship, ultimately becoming romantically involved. After tremendous success in the restaurant business, the couple began to explore other ventures, which led them to form Lars Productions, a full service reality TV production company with several projects in the works, including The Grub, premiering May 23, 2016 on JLTV.

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