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LOS ANGELES, CA (DECEMBER 17, 2013) – At an intimate gathering of esteemed colleagues, industry professionals and alumni at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cirque Lodge Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility ( presented their first “Pioneer in Recovery” award to internationally renowned psychiatrist and former CEO of the Betty Ford Institute, DrGarrett O’Connor, for his outstanding work in treating chemical dependency and addiction.

In a ceremonial speech, Cirque Lodge founder Richard Losee paid tribute to Dr. O’Connor’s visionary methods saying, “Dr. O’Connor’s work with early addiction models, experiential teaching methods and his collegial nature have been the beacon that we have followed.”

Dr. O’Connor noted that many clients with entertainment careers suffered from public exposure while seeking treatment in Malibu, CA. He discovered the spectacular privacy and setting afforded by Cirque Lodge and recommended its solace to individuals dealing with the challenges of chemical dependency.

“It was Dr. Garrett O’Connor’s realization that opened up the entertainment industry to other treatment options,” said Gary Fisher, Director of Operations for Cirque Lodge. “This is how he affected residential treatment and it was one of the primary reasons we honored him as a ‘Pioneer in Recovery.'”

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Dr. O’Connor graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1960 and studied psychiatry at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to his work with the Betty Ford Institute, he founded the Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation Program at the Betty Ford Center and taught in the Departments of Psychiatry at John Hopkins and UCLA. Dr. O’Connor is a prior president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine and holds numerous other titles and honors.

About Cirque Lodge

Founded in 1999 by Richard Losee, Cirque Lodge is an alcohol and drug treatment facility located beneath the magnificent Cascade Cirque in Sundance, Utah.  The Lodge offers a 12-step program to recovery, paired with cognitive and experiential therapies such as equine, hiking and fishing, to help residents replace feelings of shame, fear and hopelessness with a healthy, joyous and productive way of life.

For more information about Cirque Lodge or to interview Dr. Garrett O’Connor, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 26, 2013) – Cuban-American choreographer Liz Imperio ( wowed millions of viewers around the world Sunday, November 24, 2013, with colorful and energetic routines for Jennifer Lopez’s tribute to Cuban salsa queenCelia Cruz at the 2013 American Music Awards!

Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, Liz Imperio was discovered at age 15 by famed choreographer Kenny Ortega, ultimately working with him for several years before establishing herself firmly in the limelight. With a resume that includes A-list talent such as Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Madonna and shows such as American IdolDancing With The StarsThe Latin Grammys and countless other network programs and commercials, Liz Imperio, her production team, Imperio Productions, and their Creative Director Chad Carlberg have emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest talents.

“We wanted to create choreography that embodied Celia’s spirit and paid tribute to her prolific reputation in the Cuban-American community,” Ms. Imperio stated. “Jennifer Lopez started her career as a dancer and I wanted to remind people not only of her enormous power as a performer, but showcase the inspirational work of Cruz who laid the foundation for Lopez’s success.”

The Latina bombshell rocked three unique looks for her performance, including a sexy, pale purple fringe bodysuit that whipped back and forth as she flaunted salsa-inspired moves and was lifted high by dancing celeb Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

The Huffington Post hailed the performance as “One of the best moments of the awards show,” and prompted NBC Latino to call Lopez “sexy and dazzling, leading a troupe of two dozen dancers through complex routines without missing a step in salute to the Salsa legend.”

Monday, Lopez tweeted, “Thank you everyone! Yesterday was beautiful and incredible on so many levels!!!”

Jennifer Lopez’s performance is the latest in a whirlwind tour de force for the ever-popular Liz Imperio, and EKC looks forward to the future work of this fierce and talented individual!

Liz Imperio is represented by The Movement Talent Agency (MTA).

Follow Liz Imperio @lizimperio and be sure to “Like” Liz Imperio on Facebook!

For more information, or to interview Liz Imperio, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full-service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email Visit


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 20, 2013) – Known as an expert in beauty, as well as a consultant and colorist on such films as Walk the Line, Little Miss Sunshine, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Hollywood hair guru Corey Powell ( has once again brought 30 years of hair coloring expertise to the set of the upcoming HBO crime drama, True Detective.

As the series’ go-to hair colorist, Corey provided the distinctive looks for several of the show’s actresses including Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Mission: ImpossibleGhost Protocol), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson), Azure Parsons (2 Guns) and Alyshia Ochse (Parker).

“One of the most fun and creative challenges came from maintaining the ebbs and flows of each character’s color to fit the style over the show’s 17-year timeframe,” says Corey. “There’s nothing better than collaborating with the hairdressers and talented actors on set.”

True Detective isn’t the only card that Corey Powell has up his sleeve. Sally Hershberger’s top colorist has been painting Michelle Monaghan’s tresses for two additional projects starring the actress, A Many Splintered Thing, and Better Living Through Chemistry, both films scheduled for release in 2014.

Corey has also recently served on the glam squad for Australian actress Margot Robbie, who is starring in the upcoming Martin Scorsese biopic, The Wolf of Wall Street, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and due in theaters December 25, 2013. See Corey’s genius color on Margot in her new movie Focus, releasing in 2014, and in print where she is featured in Glamour Magazine’s December issue and Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue on newsstands this February.

Become one of Corey Powell’s followers on Twitter, and “Like” him on Facebook, and Instagram

For more information, or to interview Corey Powell, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full service Marketing, Branding and PR firm at 310-441-1000 or e-mail Eileen at Visit


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2013) – The Brent Shapiro Foundation (, 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  Visit

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 (, 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 “Follow” @eileenkoch on Twitter and “Like” Eileen Koch & Company INC. on Facebook. Visit

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 4, 2013) – Eileen Koch & Company INC. (EKC) is elated to announce representation of GRID Agency(, 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 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 “Like” Eileen Koch & Company INC. on Facebook and “Follow” @EileenKoch on Twitter. Visit


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 24, 2013) – Masque (, 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 Follow on Twitter: @EileenKoch. Visit


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 15, 2013) – GRID Agency (, LA’s uniquely innovative fashion and photography agency, congratulates their client Walid Azami ( 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


LOS ANGELES, CA – (September 10, 2013) – Eileen Koch & Company INC. is pleased to announce the representation of spiritual guru, Audrey Hope ( 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 Visit


Burbank, CA : (August 5, 2013) Reliance MediaWorks ( 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:; and the website of the Lead Manager:

For Further Information Please Contact:

Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC.,


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