Several of Hollywood’s Finest, who we interviewed in past issues, are back with us again with some great news ! Two of our stars will be in the 2nd Annual Hot Media International Film Festival taking place in the luxurious Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, NW in Washington, DC. The film festival will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 10:00am till 5:00pm.
Actor/ Producer June Daguiso (Oct.1, 2011 issue), will be presenting said “The festival will start on Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24, 2013. The screening of the top films will be shown at National Navy Memorial Museum 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC and the Gala will be held at Washington Plaza Hotel 10 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC”.
Mr. Daguisio’s film Split Personality is a Physiological/ Thriller and the trailer can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YWKQbfgX8g
Actress/ Producer Connie Lamothe (Nov. 1, 2010 issue) will also be entering the Festival with her film Charity. When asked about the film, Connie described the film as a story about a family in crisis. She said the storyline was about ” Megan and Jake Joseph are a loving and happy couple, proud parents to six kids. They’re not rich by any means, but they get by. When Jake tragically dies in a training accident at his military base, Megan must face some very harsh economic realities. Bills and debt rapidly mount up and all of her friends who offered unwavering support suddenly disappear. Unable to find a job or raise any cash, the bank forecloses on the house and Megan and the kids find themselves out on the street with nothing but each other. Living in a motel, employed as a waitress at a local diner, and facing pressure from social services, things are bleak. Then a ray of light enters Megan’s life: Angela. This kindly old woman restores her faith in God and teaches her about the greatest gift of all: charity. Her bottomless heart will change the Joseph family forever.”
Ms. Lamothe’s trailer can be found on YouTube at http://youtu.be/b4n2a0h0pfg.
We are all looking forward to the Festival and all interested in attending or learning about the event should contact Mr. Daguiso at www.hotmediainternationalfilmfestival.com.
Actress Anna Eastenden (Sept.1, 2011 issue) has landed an enviable spot as the Host of the game show Wipeout Finland taking place in that beautiful country. The show is being produced by Endemol, and it is a ‘multi-territory’ version of the show that takes place around the description of the show is as follows:
Endemol preps multi-territory Wipeout
Endemol is producing a new multi-territory version of game show Wipeout, featuring contestants from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia and Finland.
The show, which started filming this week at Endemol’s Wipeout production hub in Argentina, is due to air in each of the territories this spring.
It will go out on TV7 in Kazakhstan – a network with whom Endemol signed a management consultancy deal two years ago that allows it to run the channel’s entire schedule. It will air on ICTV in Ukraine, on UTV in Russia and on Fox in Finland.
The game show is being made by Endemol with local production support from Endemol Argentina, creative consultancy support from the Netherlands and production supervision help from Endemol’s Russian partner company Weit Media.
Each country will do its own post-production, with Endemol Finland taking care of it for Fox and Weit for UTV and TV7. ICTV in Ukraine will do the work in-house.
Each of the four countries will have its own host, and the show is designed so that contestants from each country will compete until the final episode, when only one individual and one country will take home the Wipeout Cup.
Marina Williams, Endemol’s CEO for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, said the production was “a tough deal to pull together. To rely on four clients, on timing, on money, on ideas – it was not easy.”
However, it is not the first time Endemol has made a multi-territory version of the show. Since 2008, it has made three Scandinavian series of Wipeout, featuring contestants from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. It has also made one Eastern Europe series of Wipeout for Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Czech Republic.
We wish the beautiful Ms. Eastenden a hearty congratulations and the best of luck with the new show.