Entertainment News

$1 Million Indie Movie Film Opportunity

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista   Inspiring news! If you’ve decided you want to make a movie: a short, feature or documentary, here’s a $1 million indie opportunity for film funding.  Thunder Studios, an upstart West Coast studio, is offering independent filmmakers $1 million in services to produce their projects on its lot.  Australian businessman , wants to use the Long Beach facility (about 45 minutes south of Los Angeles), six-acre facility,... More »

GBK’s Fabulous Gift Lounge During New York Fashion Week

 Nicholas K Pilot Pen Dress

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  Celebrating New York Fashion Week, GBK (www.GBKproductions.com) hosted the luxury gift and styling lounge at the Empire Hotel in New York City. Many celebs, stylists, and designers stopped by this fashion week hot spot. Companies offered unique fashion and beauty products and makeovers for guest to feel fab! EMK Beverly Hills provided anti-aging skin care formulated with exclusive plant placenta that is popular among top plastic... More »

The Butler entertains, educates on American history

Press Conference For The Weinstein Company's LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER

By Anna Spiewak, Contributing Entertainment Editor Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” which topped the box office and honed in a whopping $25 million opening weekend, is a film that needs to be seen by all Americans and residents of this country, alike. With Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, and Jane Fonda, it is inspired by true events. Those that are not keen on reading up on U.S. history, but like to be entertained will get that political and social lesson in this motion picture. From... More »

Jack Reynor: A Young Star is Born

Jack Reynor

By Anna Spiewak, Contributing Entertainment Editor If you haven’t heard of Jack Reynor yet, don’t worry. You will in due time. He may have just starred in an Irish indie flick “What Richard Did,” showcased most recently at the Tribeca Film Festival. But it was his leading performance that got him cast in the fourth installment of Michael Bay’s Transformers. Reynor will be starring in the blockbuster hit in the nearest future opposite Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz. All three of the actors... More »

Gosling shines in new indie flick

By Anna Spiewak, Contributing Entertainment Editor Ryan Gosling enters the press interview room listening to music by Prince on his cell phone, which gets a chuckle from the group of journalists about to interview him about his groundbreaking role in the new indie flick “The Place beyond the Pines” that opened in theatres March 29. The scruffy-faced young heartthrob, clad in khakis, T-shirt and dark jacket is very happy with himself that he got a few chuckles as he sits down at the only empty... More »

Tolstoy’s epic Anna Karenina comes to silver screen

        Featured Writer, ANNA SPIEWAK For those who never read Leo Tolstoy’s 800-page epic novel, the best way to explain the plot of  ‘Anna Karenina‘  is to call it a Russian twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlett Letter,’ minus the protagonist Hester Prynne’s eventual triumph.  After all, this is a Russian novel, where dark reality and tragedy supersedes the American happy ending. The beautiful anti-heroine, Anna Karenina, played by the director’s... More »

WICKED: The Movie

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  WICKED is one film adaptation I can’t wait to see! According to a report from Deadline.com, Universal Pictures, which is producing the film, it’s in the works. Hopefully, as IMDB posts, we’ll see it on the big screen on or about 2014. My ‘bet guess’ is Halloween: a perfect marketing choice for Wicked merchandise tie-ins. I can only imagine the incredible character costumes, dolls, green Gooey candy, and... More »

Can ‘Justin Timberlake’ bring Myspace to music artists?

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  Myspace, the once popular social network site, is attempting to launch a comeback with the help of singer, Justin Timberlake and his new promotional video. Justin Timberlake is bringing his role from The Social Network to real life where he played Napster co-founder, Sean Parker, who was an early Facebook adviser. Timberlake, along with a bunch of other investors, bought Myspace last summer from News Corp. for $35 million, mostly... More »

‘Les Miserables,’ a Universal Pictures marketing dream

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  After seeing and loving the Broadway show Les Misérables, I am most excited to offer my marketing views on Universal Pictures movie version coming this Christmas, now nearly 30 years in the making.  What’s so different is how the movie cast sing live, quite new to a movie production. It’s a beautiful raw view of music, and a perfect fit for a production that’s so emotional. Most of our last familiarity with the theater production... More »

Marketing secrets of movie blockbuster sequels

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  Most big budget blockbuster movie sequels cost more than their predecessors, and from a marketing standpoint, they often do better too. For example, production costs were $110 million for the blockbuster Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, the fourth in the sequel, compared to $37 for Twilight, its predecessor. Though it is too soon to estimate total annual movie grosses, the opening weekend shows Breaking Dawn Part 1 generating... More »