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Chef Reina, California’s Renowned Vegan Filipino Restaurant, Goes National On October 1, 2021

The beloved San Francisco-based restaurant will now be offering nationwide shipping of their exquisite food. 

LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire — Did someone say, “VEGAN Filipino food?!” Yes, that’s right! And starting October 1st, anyone in the country can order the delectable cuisine from the very restaurant that paved the way for the plant-based Filipino eats, despite not living near the restaurant’s locale of San Francisco.

Chef Reina specializes in classic Filipino food with a vegan twist, and as the only vegan Filipino chef in San Francisco’s Peninsula Bay, owner Reina Montenegro has made a prominent name for herself in the culinary world. 

After closing her successful Bay Area dine-in restaurants (Nick’s Kitchen, Nick’s on Grand and Nick’s on Mission) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reina rebranded under the name Chef Reina, existing now as an online ordering food concept which offers a menu of Filipino favorites recreated with a healthier, vegan spin. The restaurant is located south of San Francisco in Brisbane, where Reina’s walk-up storefront window allows her to safely cater to the community with in-person to-go orders.

Boasting a five-star rating on Yelp and countless positive reviews, Chef Reina is excited to announce the brand is going national beginning October 1st when flavorful menu items, such as Sisig and Tocino, can be shipped nationwide.

“Not a day goes by when I’m not asked by one of my Instagram followers when they can get ahold of Chef Reina food in their area,” explains owner Reina Montenegro. “Some beg me to open a restaurant in their city, while others say they drive hours just to have their fix. So, this new venture of being able to ship my food to anyone in the U.S. is exciting!”

Earlier this year, Chef Reina became one of the first restaurants in the country to serve OmniPork’s vegan luncheon, a plant-based version of Spam, and it was one of only nine restaurants to feature products from the Hong Kong-based OmniFoods.

As a tenacious female entrepreneur, Reina tweaked her business to help survive the pandemic, and now she’s paving the way for a healthier and more sustainable alternative to meat-heavy Filipino food. The nationwide launch of Chef Reina marks a significant step toward Reina’s vision of introducing vegan Filipino food to the masses and educating consumers on culinary activism.

To interview Reina Montenegro, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Award-Winning Underwater Photographer, Renee Grinnell Capozzola, Makes Her NBC’s Today Debut Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, 2021


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed international underwater photographer, Renee Grinnell Capozzola, will make her debut appearance tomorrow morning on NBC’s TODAY in a segment during the 3rd hour showcasing a day in her life as a professional underwater photographer, as well as a high school biology teacher. 

TODAY’s Natalie Morales will follow Renee to Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, where they will join for an underwater diving and photography session. The segment will also feature Renee at Palos Verdes High School, where for the last 18 years she has taught AP Biology, highlighting her love of science and the ocean as she teaches future generations of promising young marine biologists.

“Being interviewed by Natalie Morales for TODAY is a tremendous honor and experience,” says Renee. “I hope viewers will enjoy my story and the beauty of the marine world.”

Renee earned her spot on the prestigious TODAY after some recent and very impressive photography accolades. She was named the overall winner of the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition for “The Ocean: Life, and Livelihoods” 2021, and she was crowned the first female photographer and American to ever win the “Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021” by the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) competition, which is known as the world’s most competitive international underwater photography award contest. 

As a mother, teacher and world-renowned photographer, Renee Capozzola is certainly an unstoppable and inspiring woman who not only takes exceptional underwater images, but also uses her platform to promote constructive change for our oceans and marine conservation, including endangered sharks and other marine life. 

Be sure to watch Renee’s segment during the 3rd hour of TODAY on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:00am ET/PT.

To interview Renee Capozzola, please contact EKC PR –– a full-service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310-441-1000 or email:


Holistic Doctor Duo, Dr. A & B, Star In & Executive Produce BLOB BLOB FISH, A Health & Wellness Documentary Released Today Through Byron Allen’s Freestyle Digital Media


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Husband-and-wife medical thought leaders, health center owners and board-certified osteopathic practitioners, Dr. Vincent Apicella and Dr. Mariaclara Bago (known as Dr. A & B) are starring in and have executively produced BLOB BLOB FISH –– an inspirational new health and wellness documentary that voyages the lives of people living with obesity.  

Released today through Freestyle Digital Media (digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios), Blob Blob Fish is available on VOD and DVD, as well as numerous streaming networks.

In the documentary, Dr. A & B beautifully demonstrate their comprehensive and holistic care model, contextualizing their work by examining the benefits of drastic lifestyle changes on weight loss. In it, three patients, including a teenage boy who is deemed the “blob blob fish” by his peers (a take on the Blobfish), embark on a transformative, inspiring, and heartwarming journey to improve their health, self-esteem and overall quality of life. 

The mission of the film is to redefine how health is perceived in this country. With a culture stuck on the “easy way out” and a path of least resistance, people’s mentality has led to trillions of dollars of healthcare spending and very minimal impact on the chronic diseases that have destroyed the health of our nation.

For more information or to interview Dr. A & B, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or






Director and Producer: Andrew Mossop
Executive Producers: Dr. A & B
Co-Producer: Stacey Mossop

Individuals profiled/featured: 
James Allen, Sinead Furguson, Jack DiCampli, Keith Allen, Melissa Allen, Dr. A & B


About Dr. A & B: 

For the past 15 years, Dr. A & B have been applying their “life changing through lifestyle altering” treatments by way of their Integrative Medical practice, including running their own renowned health and wellness center in Wellington, FL.   

The two originally met during medical school when they were grouped together in a gross anatomy class. 

Together, Dr. A & B are passionate about shifting healthcare perceptions and making a difference in the lives of their patients.


Alejandro Robledo Mejia of RMA Design Collaborates with Maluma on Exclusive NFT Art Series, Dropping August 28th on Ethernity


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Digital, 3D and VFX artist, Alejandro Robledo Mejia (founder of RMA Design) has collaborated with award-winning superstar Maluma on a revolutionary visual effects NFT art series for Maluma’s Icon Universe, Dropping August 28th on Ethernity.

Titled ICON MALUMA, Papi Editions, Alejandro’s goal was to create Maluma’s face as a 3D sculpture and animate it using visual effects and motion graphic techniques. Each sculpture combines retro and futuristic elements that correlate to Maluma’s Papi Juancho album. 

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s work immortalizing Marilyn Monroe, the vision was to transform Maluma’s face into a globally recognized NFT. Alejandro complimented Warhol’s idea and combined it with modern technology like Houdini 3D and After Effects to produce a never-before-seen NFT art collection.

The series of 3D portraits are personally designed by Alejandro utilizing technical and artistic excellence, inspired by special moments from Maluma’s career. The project is purely artistic but follows the execution rules of advanced cinematography, while the vibrant colorful tones and emotions pay homage to Maluma’s stage presence and abstract essence of music.

The drop will also include a one-of-a-kind masterpiece featuring unshared photographs from Maluma’s life, and unseen footage that Alejandro processed into fine gold sheets and mapped onto Maluma’s 3D face. The photographs dissolve into gold, representing wealth and prosperity to the lucky owner. Maluma himself sketched a custom-built frame, hand wrote a personal note and signed the artwork.  

Maluma’s Icon Universe is designed as a virtual gateway to bridge the gap between him and his fans, allowing them to connect, bond and experience Maluma’s presence and artistic essence in new and virtual ways.

The profound, reflective and captivating NFT artwork will be showcased onstage during Maluma’s upcoming 2021 Papi Juancho World Tour.

For more information or to interview Alejandro Robledo Mejia, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or

About Alejandro Robledo Mejia: 

With over 10 years of experience in the digital art world, Alejandro specializes in Houdini 3D software to bring his breathtaking works of art to life. His success and expertise have enabled him to establish his own design studio, RMA Design, which offers clients advanced visual effects and 3D animation.

Specializing in creative video production, Alejandro works with major brands like Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Marvel Studios, Apple, MTV, The North Face, NFL Network, and many more.


Norm Zadeh’s Hysterically Funny New Tell-All Book, The Rise and Fall of PERFECT 10, Just Released on Amazon

A behind-the-scenes look into Perfect 10 Magazine, Dr. Norman Zadeh, Lotfi Zadeh (creator of fuzzy logic), Fox News madness, insanity in the courts, and tales regarding Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, and other celebrities.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Rise and Fall of PERFECT 10,  available to purchase on Amazon, contains extraordinarily entertaining stories from the life of Perfect 10 Magazine founder, Norman Zadeh (aka Zada).

In the late 90’s to mid-2000’s, Perfect 10 was the unequivocal adult men’s magazine, showcasing all-natural, gorgeous women with no implants. The magazine was embraced by the entertainment industry for glorifying natural female beauty.

Founded in 1996 by Norman Zadeh (a former Stanford applied math professor, poker author, hedge fund manager, NBA handicapping champion, organizer of the US Investing Championship, Joan Rivers “boy toy,” and the son of Lotfi Zadeh – creator of fuzzy logic), Perfect 10 was launched when one of Norm’s friends was turned down by Playboy. 

“What can I do to make this poor girl feel better?” Norm Zadeh asked. “I guess I’ll have to start my own all-natural magazine and put her in it.”

Immediately after launch, Perfect 10 received massive media exposure. Norm and his girls appeared multiple times on The Howard Stern Show, among other major shows, and the magazine was featured in numerous films including American Pie (1999) and Knocked Up (2007), and television series such as The Sopranos (1997-2007).

Back when Norm was a teenager, he tried to “get girls” by counting to 1 million and multiplying large numbers. Neither worked. He then tried playing piano and drawing circuit boards on his desk. Those worked a little better, but not well enough.

When he was cute as a button (from ages 5 to 16), Norm was pretty much talking to and touching air when it came to the opposite sex. Nothing. This led him to conclude that the only entities who found him sexually attractive were women over 65, and gay men. When he finally came into some cash, but was so old he couldn’t remember his name, things finally got better.

In The Rise and Fall of Perfect 10, Norm details these experiences, including his relationship with Lucille Ball and later Joan Rivers. Apart from Norm’s celebrity relationships, the tell-all features extremely funny stories from behind the scenes of Perfect 10 Magazine and the beautiful women it featured, including Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Marisa Miller (who first graced the cover of issue #5). There are also unforgettable stories involving Howard Stern, Gerard Butler, Alec Baldwin, Britney Spears, Brett Ratner, and other household names.

Additionally, the book provides snippets from an interview with Cathi O’Malley, Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend, which contains shocking revelations about what went on inside the Playboy Mansion.

Some of the chapters in The Rise and Fall of Perfect 10 that readers are guaranteed to find interesting include:

Lucille Ball — That’s not a kiss. I’ll show you what a kiss is”

“Will Fox News Destroy America?”

“Goldzilla Destroys Beverly Hills”

“A Hit Man on the Fox Parking Lot”

“Joan Rivers—What Part of Joan’s Body Can I Kiss? ‘No Part'”

“How the Ninth Circuit Destroyed Copyright”

“Tales From the Gambling World”

“Backstabbing Is Alive and Well in Academia”

“Using Computers to Improve Our Justice System”

“Why the U.S. Budget Cannot Be Balanced in The Absence of a Trade Surplus”

If you want to die laughing, this book is for you!

To interview Norman Zadeh (and find out his solution for Fox News and Tucker Carlson), contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Alejandro Robledo Mejia, Acclaimed Digital, 3D and VFX Artist, is the Mastermind Behind the World Tour Stage Graphics for Maluma


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed digital, 3D and visual effects (VFX) artist, Alejandro Robledo Mejia (founder of RMA Design) is the genius behind the stage graphics, effects and animations for Grammy Award–winning Latin superstar, Maluma

Both Colombian natives, Maluma and Alejandro began working together in 2019 for Maluma’s 11:11 World Tour, where Alejandro created on-stage custom 3D VFX. The cinematic immersive experience reacted rhythmically to the beat of Maluma’s music and included captivating pyrotechnics, as well as a laser beam light show. 

The powerful VFX were exclusively designed by Alejandro, with input from Maluma’s team, on an impressive two-month timeline before debuting at Maluma’s shows in Boston’s Agganis Arena and NYC’s Madison Square Garden. All the VFX were choreographed to songs that included Maluma’s hits with Shakira, J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Steve Aoki and others.

In 2020, Alejandro created stage animations and VFX for Maluma’s Papi Juancho virtual live concert. The “Tropical Miami Vice” theme was a perfect fit for Maluma’s apparel line collaboration with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold beer. 

To start, Alejandro had to find the right elements, colors and lighting that would represent the apparel line, while also matching the stage graphics to produce an entirely unison tropical-esque experience. He used Houdini 3D software to construct elements such as a beatbox, palm trees, guitars, surfboards, summer fruits and neon signs. Additionally, Alejandro developed simulations of water, sand, cracks and peeling that interacted with the 3D elements, creating a captivating immersive experience. 

Maluma’s Papi Juancho tour, which was halted due to COVID-19, is set to resume live shows this fall in the U.S., and later in Europe. Once again, Maluma has requested Alejandro to create stage animations and VFX.

“Maluma’s tours are some of the most exciting projects I’ve been blessed to create graphics for,” says Alejandro. “Working with Maluma is a very unique experience because he allows me to push boundaries where I can transport his fans into a world they’ve never experienced before.”

With 10+ years working in graphic design, Alejandro continues to position himself as a leader in the field of digital artistry and advanced video production. His expertise enables him to offer clients like Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Marvel Studios and Apple advanced VFX and 3D animation. 

To interview Alejandro Robledo Mejia, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Alejandro Robledo Mejia, Internationally Acclaimed Digital and 3D Artist, Creates Stellar Visual Effects for Marvel’s Loki on Disney+


LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally acclaimed digital, 3D and visual effects artist, Alejandro Robledo Mejia (founder of RMA Design) was personally handpicked by Cantina Creative to work his magic on the visual effects for the final episode of Marvel’s Loki, streaming on Disney+. 

Set in the Marvel Comics Universe, Loki is a television series based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee. It stars Tom Hiddleston, who reprises his role as Loki from the Marvel films, and Owen Wilson as Mobius. 

Alejandro worked directly with the show’s designer/animator Andrew Hawryluk of Cantina Creative to produce state-of-the-art visual effects for the season finale.

“Working on Loki was an invigorating experience,” says Alejandro. “Having the opportunity to develop creative effects was a huge pleasure, and I’m very excited to be able to put this out into the world and be part of such a wonderful hit show.”

Using Houdini 3D animation software, Alejandro assisted Andrew in cconstructing a plasma effect that was created from electricity with the capacity to morph from one shape to another. This process proved to be difficult because the plasma couldn’t look like water or other liquid which exists in the universe. Thus, the idea was to design something futuristic and otherworldly.

The viscosity of the plasma also had to be high, but with the condition of being able to melt, and it needed to move in a specific way so the shape of the characters could morph into others. During the process, Alejandro experimented with ice, water, metal and rock to build the final look from a combination of metal and rocks with gold veins. 

“Working on the development of these effects was challenging as it was a compilation of creative and technical thinking,” explains Alejandro. “The combination of the elements was a challenge on its own, however, mixing them in terms of the transitions was another beast to tackle since we had to solve the problem of how to get the elements to morph from one shape to the next. Ultimately, a unique and beautiful transition that felt both natural and futuristic was met.”

Check out Alejandro’s stellar work on the season finale episode of Loki, now streaming on Disney+.

To interview Alejandro Robledo Mejia, contact EKC PR, a full-service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310-441-1000 or email:


EKC PR Announces Representation of World-Renowned NFT Visual FX Artist, Alejandro Robledo Mejia of RMA Design

RMA’s clientele list includes Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Marvel Studios, MTV, North Face, National Geographic, NFL, and more!

LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Los Angeles public relations, marketing and branding firm EKC PR has just re-signed esteemed digital, 3D, visual FX and leading NFT artist, Alejandro Robledo Mejia (founder of RMA) to its roster of clientele. 

“It’s super exciting to have the opportunity to work with EKC again,” says Alejandro. “I worked with their team when I first started out years back and the experience was amazing. I am hoping to repeat the same thing at another level and push the boundaries of the upcoming projects and news I have coming. It’s very exciting to work with people who I trust and have faith will go above and beyond.”

With over 10 years of experience in the digital art world, Alejandro specializes in Houdini 3D software to bring his breathtaking works of art to life. His success and expertise have enabled him to establish his very own design studio called RMA, which offers clients advanced visual effects and 3D animation to create captivating promotional videos, commercials and films. 

Specializing in creative video production, Alejandro’s company has worked with major brands like Marvel Studios, NFL Network, National Geographic, North Face, Apple and Netflix, to name a few; as well as Latin singing powerhouse Maluma for his 11:11 World Tour graphics and 2020 Papi Juancho World Tour stage animations. Through their jaw dropping works, RMA has developed a reputation as the go-to providers for top of the line virtual and digital art.

Elevating every brand he works with, Alejandro’s high-end digital artistry is technically driven using innovative engineering techniques that push the boundaries. 

As a pioneer in the digital art space, and with the advancement of the digital world, Alejandro has recently emerged as a major NFT artist, enabling his work to be monetized, and therefore manifesting him as a serious player in the NFT art industry. 

“My drive is my untold ideas you can only begin to imagine, mixed with the chemical dopamine reactions that my brain produces when I achieve the unimaginable,” explains Alejandro. 

For more information on RMA and to interview Alejandro Robledo Mejia, contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full-service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310-441-1000 or email


WOW Media Goes 100% Digital, Now Accepts Bitcoin

West coast’s full-motion digital billboard leader announces payment modernization as the first outdoor advertising company to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method.

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire — L.A. based OOH digital advertising company, WOW Media, announces that it has expanded its array of payment options to allow a full-on digital experience for clientele. Those looking to advertise on WOW’s state-of-the-art digital billboards can now purchase ads with Bitcoin.

“Just as full-motion billboards are the next frontier in advertising, so are emerging cryptocurrency technologies,” says Scott Krantz, WOW Media’s founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to offer a comprehensive digital experience, not only through our advertising packages, but through this groundbreaking cryptocurrency payment option. If you can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin, you should be able to buy time on WOW’s expansive digital network.”

Boasting brilliantly bright and colorful jumbo screens, WOW’s billboards are powered by more than 500 times the pixels in a 4K television and create an IMAX-style viewing experience that bring outdoor advertising to life. With exclusive locations surrounding Los Angeles International Airport, The Forum, Hollywood Park, and the Los Angeles Rams’ and Chargers’ new SoFi Stadium, WOW presents more than 40 million weekly impressions running innovative advertisements from major corporations including Apple, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Coca-Cola, as well as from small businesses, government health and safety announcements, and other important public bulletins. 

Not only is WOW Media a leader in technological advanced advertising, they also present as a philanthropic leader, giving back to the city of Inglewood where the billboards are located. Fifty percent of client profits are donated back to help the municipality fund’s critical assets, which includes emergency services and the upkeep of parks and recreational areas.  

Furthermore, WOW offers local Inglewood businesses a significant rate reduction on media buys.

To interview Scott Krantz, contact EKC PR at (310) 441-1000 or email



Scott Krantz has dedicated the past 20+ years to the world of OOH advertising. Starting his career in 1999 as the CEO of Mediacom Outdoor Advertising, Krantz led the buildout of an advertising network that included more than 500 transit shelter displays located at prominent Westside intersections. He then sold that sector and went on to partner with Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Pepsi. 

In 2012, Krantz built the nation’s largest college television network implementing HD screens in 400+ Barnes & Noble stores, and in 2017, he founded WOW Media.


Asian American Actress, Irene Tsu, Voices Nai Nai in the 2021 Oscars Best Animated Feature Nominee, Over the Moon

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2021/ –– Barrier-breaking Asian American actress and author, Irene Tsu, plays the role of Nai Nai, the calm and caring grandma in the Netflix Originals film, Over the Moon (2020). 

Directed by legendary animator Glen Keaneandnominated for Best Animated Feature at this Sunday’s Oscars, the film is an empowering and heartwarming story about independence and imagination. It details the journey of a young Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship in the hopes of meeting the fabled moon goddess.

“To be a part of an Oscar nominated, exquisitely cultured film with so much heart is incredible,” remarks Irene Tsu.

Considered one of the very first Asian American actresses to break through Hollywood’s rigid diversity barriers in the 1960’s, Irene has been in the entertainment industry for over five decades.

“When I began acting, there were hardly any other Asian American actresses who were landing leading roles,” Irene explains. “That’s why films focused on cultural inclusion, like Over the Moon, are so important as it allows children to see their own culture and experiences reflected onscreen.”

Aside from last fall’s launch of Over the Moon, 2020 brought some light to Irene with the successful release of her anticipated memoir, A Water Color Dream: The Many Lives of Irene TsuReaders have an open invitation into Irene’s life experiences, including those with Hollywood legends like Frank Sinatra (whom she was romantically involved with for two+ years), Elvis Presley, Jeff Bridges, and Bette Midler, to name a few.

Tune into the 93rd Academy Awards on ABC, Sunday, April 25, 2021 to see if Over the Moon takes home the Oscar.

To interview Irene Tsu, contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR at (310) 441-1000 or email


About Irene Tsu 

Born in China, Irene Tsu dreamed of becoming a prima ballerina. In 1957, her family emigrated to America and Irene attended school in New York where she studied ballet and trained for her dream. About 15 years later she auditioned for her first Broadway show, Flower Drum Song, and subsequently got a part in the film adaption directed by Henry Koster and starring Nancy Kwan.

With a natural dexterity for acting, Irene began to pick up more substantial roles, eventually becoming a distinguished and sought-after Asian American actress. 



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