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EILEEN KOCH & COMPANY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES REPRESENTATION OF CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST, COREY POWELL

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 23, 2013)—Eileen Koch & Company welcomes Hollywood hair guru Corey Powell (www.CoreyPowellHair.com) to its roster! With over 30 years of experience, the Los Angeles native is one of the city’s most sought-after talents. Currently a top colorist at the prestigious Sally Hershberger Salon (www.SallyHershberger.com/salons.html) in West Hollywood, Corey’s star-studded career has been featured in LA Magazine, Us Weekly, and InStyle, and has fed the glamorous personas of movie stars, musicians, photographers and directors alike!

Corey Powell exploded onto Hollywood’s hair scene after apprenticing under the tutelage of José Eber in Beverly Hills. He quickly became renowned as a creative genius with shears and styling and began focusing on color while working in Paris, London and Berlin. His work developing the “golden locks” of Hollywood A-listers like Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz and more, has established him as the go-to stylist for blonde celebrities, and he is hotly pursued by high rollers from every facet of the entertainment industry.

Corey’s expertise and easy charisma made him a natural on set, where he has consulted for national television and feature films. He was responsible for creating the locks and looks of Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line, Cameron Diaz in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and numerous projects with Kim Basinger, Hilary Swank, Benicio del Toro and other high-profile clientele.

In a display of inspired entrepreneurialism, Corey has recently created a line of natural hair therapies comprised of herbs from his home garden and infused cold-pressed oils, each one hand-tailored to address the individual needs of his clients. This development has led Marie Claire to crown Corey as “…the man behind the all natural hair therapy and masks.”

To get Corey’s ‘Casual, California Sexy’ look with your hair today, book an appointment by calling the Sally Hershberger Salon at (310)-854-4922.

For more information, or to interview Corey Powell, contact Los Angeles publicist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at (310)-441-1000, or email Eileen at [email protected] Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

New Sherman Oaks Location Features Same Award-Winning Menu & Increased Seating
SHERMAN OAKS, CA – (Marketwired – May 14, 2013) – Blu Jam Café (www.BluJamCafe.com), Hollywood’s prized “breakfast-all-day” restaurant known for its creative, eclectic menu items, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of a new San Fernando Valley location at 15045 Ventura Blvd. on Saturday, May 18. The Café’s original, beloved menu will now be available to Valley-based families, who will have more opportunity to enjoy Blu Jam Café’s unique culinary creations. 

After opening its doors to the public in 2006, Blu Jam Café quickly garnered the attention of Los Angeles residents for their gluten-free and vegan dishes, as well as original items like the Eggwich, the Wrap On Fire, and their signature Crunchy French Toast (rolled in crispy corn flakes). Many of the dishes were inspired by Chef Kamil’s Czech heritage, such as Goulash Soup and the Old World Scramble. The new location will feature a total of 90 seats and offer free parking for more than 27 cars.
“We’re thrilled about the opening and what we will now be able to offer our customers,” said Chef Partner Kamil Majer. “Our reputation in the Melrose and Fairfax area is due to the quality and creativity of our breakfast dishes, and we look forward to providing our San Fernando Valley customers the same convenience and dining options that make us Los Angeles’ number one choice for all-day breakfast.”
Diners can enjoy the atmosphere and original array of made-from-scratch menu options in the new Ventura Boulevard space, which is dog-friendly for customers’ canine friends. Blu Jam Café also provides catering and carry-out options.
For more information, please contact Los Angeles Publicist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310-441-1000 or email [email protected]Visitwww.eileenkoch.com.
About Blu Jam Café

Blu Jam Café is a creatively eclectic, breakfast-all-day restaurant featuring a large array of Benedicts, Chilaquies and other Breakfast/Brunch treasuries collected and invented through Kamil’s travels, as well as his 35 years of cooking experience and being a restaurateur. Contact Blu Jam Café’s Sherman Oaks location by phone at 818-906-1955, or visit for a delicious meal at 15045 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 29, 2013)—Ethyrea Films has successfully concluded negotiations and is pleased to announce a $9 million dollar visual effects co-production deal with Reliance MediaWorks (RMW). A contributor to blockbusters like Cowboys and AliensWar Horse and the critically-acclaimed film, Lincoln, Ethyrea Films is excited to add RMW to its roster of talented VFX companies willing to contribute to the effects-driven independent franchise.

“We have commitments from some of the most talented, Oscar-winning effects artists already in place,” said Danica Fontaine, President of Ethyrea Films. “Reliance is a welcome addition to an amazing and versatile team, which is currently preparing the necessary breakdowns and bids for the design and pre-visual period scheduled to officially begin late next month.”

“Reliance will be the horsepower behind the Veteran expertise of our company, which will be the primary and lead design house on this project,” said Scott Smith, of Creature Arts and Mechanics. “We have a great rapport with the RMW team and feel that this new partnership will be instrumental in cultivating world-class Digital Visuals.”

Ethyrea: Code of the Brethren, is the first of five films in the new feature franchise from Ethyrea Films. Produced by Danica Fontaine and Billy Badalato, the $105 million dollar family fantasy franchise will be directed by Vic and Andy Armstrong. “This new partnership will take Ethyrea: Code of the Brethren to a new level. Their creativity coupled with Creature Art’s state-of-the art ensures RMW will be a spectacular addition to a great team,” said Billy Badalato, Senior Producer.

Naresh Malik, President of Media & Creative Services for RMW said, “It is indeed an honor for us to be associated with the Team at Ethyrea Films. The combined synergies of our companies’ artistic talent will be complementary in nature, thereby creating an enthralling visual experience for audiences worldwide.”

For more information, or to interview Reliance MediaWorks, please contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310-441-1000 or email [email protected].

About Reliance MediaWorks Ltd:

Reliance MediaWorks Limited is a film and entertainment Services Company and a member of the Reliance Group. Reliance MediaWorks offers end to end integrated services across the entire film and media services value chain to production houses, studios and broadcasters.

The Company has comprehensive presence in Film and Media Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI; Film, Audio Restoration and Image Enhancement; 3D; Digital Mastering; Studios and Equipment rentals; Visual Effects; Animation; Broadcast; TVC Post Production & Feature Film Promotion services with presence across India, USA and UK.

Reliance MediaWorks operates BIG Cinemas, India’s largest cinema chain with over 425 Screens spread across India and the United States catered to approximately 55 million customers in the 18 months ended September 30, 2012.

Reliance MediaWorks’ television venture, BIG Synergy, is engaged in the television programming industry.

 

Burbank, CA: (April 8, 2013) Reliance MediaWorks (www.RelianceMediaWorks.com) is proud to announce that Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor, George Murphy, will join their in-house team. Filling the position of Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Murphy is known within the entertainment industry for his visual effects work on iconic movies like Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes, Forrest Gump (for which he received a Best Visual Effects Oscar), King Kong, Starship Troopers, and The Matrix: Reloaded & Revolutions, among others. As a seasoned expert in Hollywood visual effects, Mr. Murphy’s broad experience and accomplishments are sure to prove a perfect match for the creative future of Reliance MediaWorks (RMW).

“I’m excited to be joining the team at Reliance MediaWorks where I can collaborate in growing the company’s expertise to fully support directors, producers, studios and other key creatives in achieving their vision on a diverse range of projects,” Murphy stated. “Building on RMW’s current strengths, we will be expanding and refining the offerings from our Burbank team, with an aim to establish a hub of exceptional expertise in the areas of visual effects, animation and digital content creation. My goal is to further establish Reliance MediaWorks as a truly collaborative resource for clients; accessible, responsive and able to serve as an integral part of a production’s core creative effort,” Murphy continued to say.

With an illustrious career path built working with iconic Hollywood names such as Industrial Light & Magic, ESC Entertainment, Electronic Arts, WETA Digital, and Disney’s ImageMovers Digital, George Murphy transports over three decades of experience as a professional photographer, Visual Effects Supervisor, and digital artist to his position at RMW. A pioneer of Hollywood’s digital age, he has cultivated a reputation for, as he puts it, “bringing together diverse visual elements into believable images of reality and fantasy, which remain faithful to the chosen style and medium of a project.”

Murphy’s philosophy has always been to provide clients and their audiences with VFX work that enhances a film’s story and the performances of its characters, rather than distracting. He brings to this task a critical eye toward enhancing what matters most on the screen and backs it with extensive expertise in both live action and digital approaches, experience he’s gained working on numerous productions collaborating with directors, actors, technicians and digital artists in all stages of the filmmaking process.

RMW chose Murphy from a multitude of star candidates to steer the helm of their already formidable production team.

“We look forward to Mr. Murphy’s new role and working with him to produce creative, groundbreaking projects. Our desire to support Hollywood’s most demanding directors make him the ideal choice to lead our Global VFX team,” said Naresh Malik, President Media and Creative Services Reliance MediaWorks.

About Reliance MediaWorks Ltd:

Reliance MediaWorks Limited is a film and entertainment Services Company and a member of the Reliance Group. Reliance MediaWorks offers end-to-end integrated services across the entire film and media services value chain to production houses, studios and broadcasters.

The Company has a comprehensive presence in Film and Media Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI; Film, Audio Restoration and Image Enhancement; 3D; Digital Mastering: Studios and Equipment rentals; Visual Effects; Animation; Broadcast, TVC Post Production & Feature Film Promotion services with a presence across India, the USA and the UK.

Reliance MediaWorks operates BIG Cinemas, India’s largest cinema chain, with over 425 Screens spread across India and the United States and catered to more than 55 million customers worldwide.

Reliance MediaWorks’ television venture, BIG Synergy, is actively engaged in the television programming industry.

For more information, or to interview Reliance MediaWorks and George Murphy, please contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310-441-1000 or email [email protected].

Eileen Koch
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 2, 2013) – Fame is influence. Actors, athletes and musicians all have one thing in common — exposure. Their lives are led in the public domain, giving their audiences unrestricted access to what they do, where they go, how they shop and what they endorse. Entertainment PR firms face the challenge of fine-tuning this influence through media to fulfill the needs of their clients.
This was the hot topic as Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company sat down for a roundtable discussion (via www.PRWeekUS.com) with PRWeek alongside PMK*BMC, United Talent Agency, 20th Century FOX Films, Starz, Red Bull Media House, The Axis Agency, BMI and YouTube to talk about the status of the Entertainment industry today and what is means to be a content-conscious “brand.”
With the rise of social media, celebrities and budding businesses alike can now deliver content straight to their followers without using traditional mediums, a unique development for PR professionals.
“Not everybody is the ‘theatrical’ celebrity,” Eileen observed. “They could be chefs or hairdressers. Social media has opened the door for the ‘average person’ looking to gain publicity and build their business.”
The panel also highlighted how Facebook, YouTube and other websites have changed companies’ approach to media strategy. Traditional publications still allow easy access to industry professionals, but Entertainment firms have to be savvy enough to work with clients that self-publish through blogs and remain true to their online “voice.”
“My big focus [in the future] will be client education on the latest technologies and getting them to understand their values,” Eileen stated.
With media outreach the proof is in the pudding, but convincing clients that their money is well-spent remains a top priority. Data is always reassuring, but sometimes difficult to produce. “It’s still hard to show clients the value of what we do,” Eileen said, “but if we can get there, it takes us up another level.”
The roundtable discussion was jointly hosted by PRWeek and PMK*BMC, and was the first to feature the heavy hitters of Los Angeles’ Publicity and Marketing industry.
For more information, or to interview Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm, please call 310.441.1000 or email Eileen at [email protected]. Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

LOS ANGELES, CA- (Feb 24, 2013) Celebrity stylist Eric Archibald (eric-archibald.com) sat anxiously on the set of E! Live From the Red Carpet at the Hotel Roosevelt on Oscar Sunday as he waited for the highly anticipated red carpet arrival of his client, Jennifer Hudson. With an 80lb weight loss since her Academy Award debut in 2007, the Oscar winner, styled by Archibald, donned a slinky, body hugging Roberto Cavalli Couture metallic blue gown (hand beaded in Paris), paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Jimmy Choo clutch. Notorious for making best-dressed lists, Hudson was the perfect muse for the couture ensemble.

During the E! Live From the Red Carpet pre-Oscar show, Hudson told Ryan Seacrest, “It took three days of fittings, three hours each day to make my decision. It’s a serious decision. My stylist cried tears of joy [when I finally decided].” In response, Eric told E! “Jennifer likes to be comfortable, and feel like what she is wearing is a second skin. She looks amazing.”

With a huge smile from behind the scenes at E!, Archibald rushed to the Dolby Theater where he prepared Hudson for her upcoming live performance. Not only did she “wow” on the red carpet, the singer/actress brought audiences to their feet with one of the most powerful and memorable Oscar performances to date. For her breathtaking Dreamgirls performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” Archibald dressed the starlet in a copper KAUFMANFRANCO crystal encrusted linear column gown.

To complete Oscar night, Archibald attended the Vanity Fair after-party with Hudson, making sure every thread was in place, as they relished in the Oscar history that had been made. The stylist humbly said, “Dressing Jennifer for the Oscars is such an honor, and I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to showcase her beauty through such amazing fashion and designs.”

The NY native, known for his celebrity clientele, also recently dressed Jennifer Hudson in a curve-hugging black and white ensemble for her chilling Super Bowl 2013 performance of “America the Beautiful” with the Sandy Hook Elementary students, as well as the 2013 Inaugural Ball where she performed “Let’s Stay Together” for President Barack Obama, and First Lady, Michelle Obama.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Eric Archibald, contact Los Angeles Publicist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310.441.1000, or email [email protected] Visit www.eileenkoch.com.

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 23, 2013) – Celebrating the biggest night in film and red carpet fashion, Eric Archibald (www.Eric-Archibald.com), personal stylist to Jennifer Hudson, will join E! Live From The Red Carpet at the Oscars this Sunday, February 24th. The Hollywood stylist will be giving commentary on the stars fashions alongside Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and many others as they discuss who’s wearing whom, and who wears what best!

Eric will be dressing Jennifer Hudson for her Oscar red carpet appearance, as well as her highly anticipated performance alongside Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The top-quality trio will entertain with a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals that have danced their way back into Hollywood’s limelight in recent years. Rumor has it that the Oscar winners will be joined by Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, both of whom are nominated this year for their roles in Les Miserables.

Eric recently styled Hudson for her iconic performances at this year’s Super Bowl and Presidential Inaugural Ball. During this week’s 2013 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Jennifer revealed Eric’s taste for color in a classic, mauve-colored Lanvin dress that perfectly complemented her skin tone, silver Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and an Adeler ring adorning her finger.

“This has been a wonderful year so far for us,” Eric said. “Styling Jennifer for the Oscars is such an honor, and I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to showcase her beauty through such amazing fashion and designs.”

Join Eric Archibald this Sunday, February 24th on E! Live From The Red Carpet to get all the insider info on fashion’s greatest night!

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Eric Archibald, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310.441.1000, or email [email protected] Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 5, 2013) – Super Bowl Sunday provided much more than victory or defeat for fans of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Prior to kickoff, Jennifer Hudson stunned the world with a heartbreaking rendition of “America the Beautiful,” accompanied by the surviving children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Eric Archibald, personal stylist to the Oscar winner, worked hard with Ms. Hudson to meet her high standard of fashion, but took great care not to overshadow the presence of the survivors.

Eric chose to highlight the emotional performance with simple black-and-white tones, dressing Ms. Hudson in a black leather top by Monika Chiang, a white pencil skirt by L’Wren Scott and decorating her feet with black pumps by Yves Saint Laurent. The outfit was carefully designed to bring subtle focus to the singer during her televised performance, while blending in and connecting her with the white and khaki outfits of the 26 elementary children with whom she shared the stage. “Jennifer wanted simple and classic,” Eric says. “She herself has overcome great tragedy and it was all about paying respect to the moment.”

Eric and Jennifer furnished the outfit with one bright touch: a green ribbon pinned to her top in honor of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. In late 2008, Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew were fatally shot by William Balfour, the estranged husband of her sister Julia. The tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary spoke closely to her own experience, and the singer later spoke about the honor and the emotional challenge of performing with children whom she regards as “inspirational.”

“Little children being survivors like that…that is the part that took me back in,” Hudson recalled. “They are conquerors, they are survivors. And they’re babies.”

Eric Archibald also recently dressed Ms. Hudson for her performance at the 2013 Inaugural Ball.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Eric Archibald, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. Visit www.eileenkoch.com.

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