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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2013) – The Brent Shapiro Foundation (www.BrentShapiro.org), founded by renowned attorney Robert Shapiro and his family in 2006 after the devastating loss of their son, is gearing up for the holidays with a spectacular block party celebrating the official launch of Brent’s Club, a sober program that provides middle school children incentives to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Hosted by The Variety Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles, the invite-only event will feature a cavalcade of exciting activities for families to enjoy, as well as a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The Brent Shapiro Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that fights the disease of addiction via educational resources and academic scholarship motivation. Since its inception, the foundation has provided drug counseling and inspiration for hundreds of rehabilitated youth to obtain scholarships and pursue higher education. Through the new program’s hands-on approach, kids who stay clean, remain in school and ‘do the right thing’ are encouraged to make personal investments that will benefit their lives long-term.

“We’ve gained enormous momentum over the years and this program will give us the opportunity to provide very important resources and services for the community’s at-risk youth,” Robert Shapiro remarked. “I’m proud that we continue to play a part in saving the lives of young men and women each day.”

Adorned with a Ferris wheel, photo booth and plenty of fabulous music, the Brent’s Club Launch Party is expected to match the standards set by last year’s wildly successful fundraiser, as party guests will dine on delicious food from two of LA’s most popular establishments, The Grilled Cheese Truck, serving unique grilled cheese sandwiches, mac-and-cheese combinations and melts, and Get Shaved, serving refreshing shaved ice and mouth-watering ice cream sandwiches.

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Variety Boys and Girls Club, 2530 Cincinnati Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

For more information about the Brent’s Club Launch Party, or to interview the team behind The Brent Shapiro Foundation, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]  Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

About the Brent Shapiro Foundation:

Founded upon personal tragedy by Robert Shapiro and his wife Linnell, it is their vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief, and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support. The mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness to become the national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 12, 2013) – Eileen Koch & Company INC. (EKC) commends Masque (www.MasqueTheMovie.com), the critically acclaimed film from Cirquelry Productions, for its recent “Best Short Film” win at the 7th Annual Skyfest Film Festival on November 3, 2013. The win marks yet another festival award in the film’s ongoing medal streak, which extends to over 40 international film awards. Currently, Masque is in the running for a “Best Short Film Live Action” nomination at the upcoming 2014 Oscars.

Hailed by Larry King as “an enchanting touch of life,” producers Richard Losee, Matt Hales and Robert Hatch chose to shoot Masque on film in order to fully employ the medium’s authenticity and capture the poetry of the story — a fitting choice for a plot rich with imagery and symbolic narrative.

“From the start, we decided to uphold the standards of our art to the fullest,” says producer Richard Losee. “Our team was assembled on the merit of their talent and we are enormously proud of the artisan skills showcased by our editorial and production teams.”

“Like any other labor of love, you get what you give,” says co-producer Matt Hales. “My satisfaction from this project comes from the careful attention we’ve spent creating pure cinema.”

Masque stars Richard Losee as aging prizefighter, henchman and gambler Colorado McBride, whose dark past is mirrored in his malevolently scarred face. Double-crossed and left for dead by his treacherous business partner Masters, he finds compassion in the arms of Grace, a widowed country woman (Lauren Holly) and in the art of a mysterious Mask Maker (Wilford Brimley), whose skills proffer a mythical journey of restitution.

Bill Cowell, Festival Director of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival stated, “Masque is more than a film, it’s a fantastic masterpiece.

Masque was recently featured in the October 29th issue of Variety and in the November 8th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, available now!

“Follow” on Twitter @CirquelryProds and “Like” Masque on Facebook as Cirquelry Productions prepares for awards season!

For more information on Masque, or to interview the Cirquelry Productions team, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full-service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. “Follow” @eileenkoch on Twitter and “Like” Eileen Koch & Company INC. on Facebook. Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 4, 2013) – Eileen Koch & Company INC. (EKC) is elated to announce representation of GRID Agency(www.GRIDAgency.com), LA’s bold, innovative fashion and photography agency. Founded by CEO Bryan Franklin and Agency Director AlyssaRegulski, GRID Agency is the creative home to some of the industry’s finest fashion stylists, photographers, directors, hair stylists and makeup artists who count Hollywood’s most elite among their clientele.

“People know GRID because they recognize the quality of our talent,” Bryan Franklin states. “In the Entertainment world there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors, but we are building our reputation and brand on the belief that good work speaks for itself.”

GRID includes many notable artists in its family, all on the roster below with portfolios at www.GridAgency.com. The young agency is already garnering attention; their client, Photographer/Director Walid Azami, has been nominated for his directorial work on the music video for Tamar Braxton’s hit single “Love and War” in the “Video of the Year” category at the upcoming 2013 Soul Train Awards.

The myriad of GRID’s artistic ambitions casts a wide net of possibilities for the future of the agency, which is on the verge of making a name for itself in other industries such as music, artist development and more. At only 27 years old, CEO Bryan Franklin has already proven himself to be a successful business leader who finds opportunities outside the box.

GRID Agency represents: HAIR: Ally George, Charles Dujic, Cheryl Marks, David Gardner, John Gaita, Michael Solis, Michael Sparks; MAKEUP: Antonella, Ashley Donovan, Mark Klimek, Patrick de Fontbrune, Preston Meneses, Robin Siegel; STYLING: Eric Archibald; PHOTOGRAPHY: Walid Azami.

EKC is eager to witness the momentum and crowning achievements of GRID Agency as it continues to grow and make waves.

For more information on GRID Agency, or to interview CEO Bryan Franklin, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected]. “Like” Eileen Koch & Company INC. on Facebook and “Follow” @EileenKoch on Twitter. Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 24, 2013) – Masque (www.MasqueTheMovie.com), a film by Cirquelry Productions starring RichardLoseeLauren Holly and Wilford Brimley, has already made waves at festivals globally. With 43 awards to its name, including multiple “Best Short Film” awards at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, producers Richard Losee, Robert Hatch and Matt Hales are proud to present their labor of love for consideration at the 2014 Oscars.

“From the start, we’ve focused on poetic storytelling that captures the richness and depth of our characters’ spirits,” says Losee. “WatchingMasque resonate with so many has been the greatest reward and we are grateful for this opportunity to showcase it to members of the Academy.”

Based on the novella by Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm, Masque tells the story of an aging prizefighter, henchman and gambler named Colorado McBride (Richard Losee), whose dark past is mirrored in his malevolently scarred face. Double-crossed and left for dead by his treacherous business partner Masters, he finds compassion in the arms of Grace (Lauren Holly), a widowed country woman, and in the art of a mysterious Mask Maker (Wilford Brimley) whose skills proffer a mythical journey of restitution.

“Working with a wealth of ability and talent like this has been enormously gratifying,” says producer Matt Hales. “Everyone brought their best to the table and committed to our vision. We opted to shoot on film instead of using digital cameras because we believed in the artistry of the medium. Authenticity is what Masque is all about.”

Masque was most recently nominated for several awards at this month’s Golden Door Film Festival, and won “Best Short Film,” “Best Concept Film,” and “Best Actress” (Lauren Holly).

“Like” Masque on Facebook and keep your sights on Cirquelry Productions as they continue to release other profound projects!

For more information on Masque, or to interview producers Richard Losee, Robert Hatch and Matt Hales, contact Los Angeles publicist and marketing specialist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email[email protected]. Follow on Twitter: @EileenKoch. Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 15, 2013) – GRID Agency (www.GridAgency.com), LA’s uniquely innovative fashion and photography agency, congratulates their client Walid Azami (www.WalidAzami.com) for his “Video of the Year” nomination at this year’s upcoming Soul Train Awards! The photographer/director, known for his collaborations with some of music’s biggest names, beautifully directed the stunning black and white visuals on Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” video, very reminiscent of Herb Ritts’ directions for Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” and Madonna’s “Cherish.”

This is the first Soul Train Award nomination for Walid Azami, who competes against the directors of Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” (Diane Martel), Chris Brown’s “Fine China” (Chris Brown, Sylvain White), Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” (The Lil Home, Dave Free, and Dangerookipawaa), Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” (Alan Ferguson), and Drake’s “Started from the Bottom” (Director X), for this year’s award.

“I’m honored to have my video nominated against these guys,” said Azami, who has previously worked with Kanye WestMadonnaChristinaAguileraNicki MinajMariah CareyUsherCiara and other industry juggernauts. “I faced many critics who doubted the style and direction we envisioned, but I’m proud to have stood my ground. Tamar is quite beautiful, so filming her wasn’t hard at all!”

“Love and War” is the #1 single off Tamar Braxton’s second studio album. The star and sister to Toni Braxton is up for 5 Soul Train Awards and will be performing live in addition to Jennifer HudsonSmokey RobinsonRon Isley and many others at this year’s ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday, November 8, 2013.

GRID Agency has an array of the industry’s top talent ranging from photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists and makeup artists.

Follow @Walid_Azami, and @GRIDAgency on Twitter and “Like” Walid Azami Photography and GRID Agency on Facebook!

For more information, or to interview Walid Azami and GRID Agency, contact Los Angeles Publicity and Marketing specialist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Marketing, Branding and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email [email protected] Visitwww.EileenKoch.com.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – (September 10, 2013) – Eileen Koch & Company INC. is pleased to announce the representation of spiritual guru, Audrey Hope (www.AudreyHope.com). A multi-talented force in the entertainment industry and healing arts, Audrey is recognized as a visionary determined to bring hope to the world. Dubbed as the “Spiritual Healer to the Stars,” she has garnered accolades with her appearance as a TV host of the international award-winning show REAL WOMEN, and from the launch of her new transformative CD, The High Voltage Hope System, which highlights her powerful technique. Audrey has also been voted into the “Who’s Who in American Women,” honored as one of the “1000 Most Influential Women” by Mirabella Magazine, and received the Telly Award for “Excellence in Cultural Programming.”

Earning tremendous television success in Europe on the popular series REHAB, Ms. Hope’s revolutionary methods of transformation have profoundly impacted lives through her process of changing one’s physical, emotional, and spiritual body. She currently is developing several TV projects around her work healing relationships and her reputation as “The Problem Solver.” Having served as Director and Counselor of Spirituality at the prestigious Seasons Malibu California Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center, Audrey is dedicated to creating positive, life-altering perspectives in people and assisting many in their healing journey of finding inner peace and freedom.

“Healing is really quite simple,” says Audrey. “One must heal with an alchemist, one who knows how to go down into the cave with you and solve the riddle of the soul at the ‘root of the root of the root’.”

Audrey Hope is an esteemed motivational speaker above all, inspiring others to engage in what she calls “The Sovereignty of Self.” She continues to encourage people to not only trust the voice of their own hearts, but also to surrender to their true path with guidance from above. Her popular columns, “Hope in the City” and “Voices of Hope”, are available for weekly advice in Awareness Magazine.

For more information, or to interview Audrey Hope, 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.

 

Burbank, CA : (August 5, 2013) Reliance MediaWorks (www.RelianceMediaWorks.com) has entered into a contract with renowned TV Commercial (TVC) and feature filmmaker Vadim Perelman as Creative Director. Vadim Perelman has a diverse portfolio created over a career spanning nearly two decades. He has earned awards and accolades for his work with brands such as GM, Microsoft, Kellogg’s, MasterCard, GMC, and Chevrolet to name a few.

Commenting on the arrangement, Mr. Naresh Malik, President Media and Creative Services Reliance MediaWorks Ltd., says: “Perelman is expected to bring his unique aesthetic and personal style to projects undertaken by Reliance MediaWorks. His vast experience will be an invaluable asset to any project he is associated with.”

“I’m excited to be associated with the team at Reliance MediaWorks as its Creative Director,” said Perelman. “Great advertising generates from the community and I want to learn and embrace the personality, tastes, style and culture of India. I’m passionate about all art forms and I desire to truly make this endeavor a success.”

This is an exclusive arrangement between Reliance MediaWorks and Vadim Perelman for India, wherein Vadim Perelman will not provide his services to any other production house for the Indian Territory.

About Vadim Perelman

Vadim Perelman’s work runs the spectrum from commercials to music videos to full-length feature films. He has earned awards for his work with GM, Microsoft, Kellogg’s, MasterCard, GMC, Chevy, and Herbal Essences to name a few. Perelman directed Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson’s number-one hit video clip Because of You, which earned the honor of MTV’s Best Female Video of 2006. He has also directed two feature films: the drama/thriller The Life Before Her Eyes, starring Uma Thurman, and his debut House of Sand and Fog, which he also wrote and produced. The latter garnered the National Board of Review’s Best Debut Director Award; a nomination as the Independent Spirit Award’s Best First Feature; Academy Award nods for Ben Kingsley (Best Actor), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Best Supporting Actress), and James Horner (Best Score).

About Reliance MediaWorks Ltd:

Reliance MediaWorks Limited is a film and entertainment Services Company and a member of the Reliance Group. Reliance MediaWorks is one of India’s leading entertainment and media companies with a presence across several businesses such as theatrical exhibition of films, film and media services and television content production and distribution. The Company’s operations are spread across India, USA and UK.

Reliance MediaWorks operates BIG Cinemas, one of India’s largest cinema chains, with over 425 screens spread across India and the United States as of May 31, 2013. In the 18 months ended September 30, 2012, BIG Cinemas catered to approximately 57.6 million customers.

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

Reliance MediaWorks Limited is proposing, subject to market conditions and other considerations, an offer on a rights basis through an issuance of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Letter of Offer with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The Draft Letter of Offer is available on the website of SEBI: www.sebi.gov.in; and the website of the Lead Manager: www.axiscap.in.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC.,
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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 25, 2013) – NFL star Kerry Rhodes (www.TheKerryRhodesFoundation.com) knows how to warm up a crowd. The Bessemer, AL native returned home July 13 and July 15 to lead his community in a weekend of fitness and health-related activities designed to combat the growing problem of obesity amongst Alabama residents. In a partnership with Now Let’s Get Fit, Kerry hopes his efforts will continue to grow and envisions this event as the first of many.

“It’s always good to come home,” Kerry said, “but when you see how much people suffer from obesity, you understand why it’s such a debilitating disease. It’s worth engaging with the community just to see people smiling and enjoying themselves, but we’re really here to help people change their lives in a fun, meaningful and impactful way.”

Joining Kerry were Karina Smirnoff from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and former Miss California Tami Farrell, who helped lead dance and exercise classes at Bessemer’s Legacy YMCA. Saturday, July 13, kicked off with a proclamation from Mayor Gulley, who thanked The Kerry Rhodes Foundation and Now Let’s Get Fit for their work in the community. After a rousing and high-energy family class, participants were treated to a hearty and healthy meal from Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q.

On Monday, July 15, guests first lined up for autographs from Kerry Rhodes and Karina Smirnoff, before joining an aerobics and dance class taught by the two athletes. Karina’s precise and high-octane routines left participants sweating, but feeling happy, and an enthusiastic crowd eventually filed out into the warm Alabama night a few hours later.

“Obesity is a growing problem,” said Kerry. “More than one-third of American adults are obese, and Alabama ranks in the top five most obese states in the country. I can’t wait to get the word out and do this again,” Kerry added.

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q and Chrysler’s Town & Country Van were celebrated sponsors of the event.

For more information, or to interview Kerry Rhodes, 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 protected]. Visit www.eileenkoch.com and follow Eileen via Twitter at @eileenkoch.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – (July 10, 2013) – NFL star Kerry Rhodes (www.TheKerryRhodesFoundation.com) will return to his hometown this month with a message: Americans need to be doing more to improve the quality of their health. More than 12.5 million American children and adolescents are obese, a pandemic that is of enormous concern to the health and safety of future generations.

Coming back to Bessemer, AL, the city that propelled Kerry’s academic accomplishments and prepared him for the NFL, is a move befitting the experience Kerry hopes to provide his fellow Alabama natives. He has announced a partnership between The Kerry Rhodes Foundation and Fitness Experience’s Now Let’s Get Fit, a program designed to inform communities of the health risks and higher costs of living associated with childhood and adult obesity. Both organizations are dedicated to creating a fun, inspiring and interactive scholastic experience with Kerry Rhodes, celebrity guests and health care specialists through events, educational tools and fitness activities.

On Saturday, July 13, and Monday, July 15, Now Let’s Get Fit will be hosting its first annual two-day event at Bessemer’s Legacy YMCA, where Kerry will appear alongside Karina Smirnoff from the hit TV show Dancing With The Stars and former Miss California Tami Farrell. Saturday between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., participants will be invited to free obesity related testing and screening sessions before Kerry and Tami lead families in a series of home exercises, followed by a healthy, free lunch. Monday evening from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Karina Smirnoff and Kerry will be signing autographs before leading two adult fitness workout classes and talking about healthy ways to improve diets on a budget until 9 p.m.

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q, a sponsor of the event, will be preparing a healthy lunch for participants, and UAB Medical West will be conducting obesity screenings and testing.

Kerry Rhodes invites you, your family and your friends to join Now Let’s Get Fit and contribute to the fight against obesity. One person can make a difference; only a movement can end the threat. Reserve your spot by signing up at The Kerry Rhodes Foundation.

For more information, or to interview Kerry Rhodes, contact Los Angeles publicity specialist 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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LOS ANGELES, CA – (June 20, 2013) – Multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and actor Lewis Rocc (a.k.a. Rob Brent) has selected Eileen Koch & Company for representation. The young Chicago performer reached commercial success with the R&B group One Chance and is striking out on his own with the release of his solo album, RAW, displaying his unique ear and show-stopping songwriting skills across R&B, Rock and Pop. His first single, “Intoxicated,” produced by Matty P., is available on iTunes.

A powerful voice, coupled with a strong artistic sensibility, Lewis has already made a mark on the music business for his blend of styles, sonorous sound, and fast-rapping vocal talents. Since his start in entertainment, Lewis has channeled his writing ability for such artists as Jawan Harris, Ciara, Usher, T-Pain, and many more. Lewis has also partnered with Ed Moore, a choreographer who has worked with stars like Usher and Janet Jackson.

In addition to performing, Lewis Rocc has discovered and produced many emerging talents through his production company, Hoodrich Entertainment.

“Building a brand and a name for myself means taking on all aspects of the music industry,” Lewis says. “My ability is only limited by my ambition and I have yet to scratch the surface of my goals and accomplishments. I plan to be around for as long as music accepts me.”

Lewis and his fellow One Chance artists got their big break when they showcased for Usher, who selected them over several other groups for mentorship and development. The whirlwind experience that followed, including touring with Usher on his Scream and Up Close and Personal tours, garnered a new level of exposure and a slew of new fans for the young Chicago foursome.

For more information, or to interview Lewis Rocc, contact Los Angeles PR specialist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch and 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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