When there are no barriers placed on
a child's mind, all things are possible. The Weinstein Company presentation of Hands of Stone, based on the rise of Roberto
Duran as the WBC Welterweight champion of the world, is life inspiring and a prime example of how far the "human will"
can take a person. Emmy nominated Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) stars as Roberto Duran, Usher Raymond (Texas Rangers) plays
Sugar Ray Leonard who held the WBC Welterweight title and Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Good Shepherd) plays legendary
boxing trainer Ray Arcel. Hands of Stone arrives in theaters August 26, 2016. Hands of Stone will
take you on an amazing journey of a young boy who survived on the streets of Panama with his fists. His street suave and fighting
skills along with his persistent desire to find a boxing trainer who could help him take his winning streak on the streets
into the boxing ring where the money was guaranteed his success. Roberto Duran (Ramirez) had a persistent and an undefeated
reputation that paid off for him when he received the support of the man who helped make boxing an official world sport, trainer
Ray Arcel (De Niro) who taught 18 world champions. Rated- R the Hands of Stone peaks during his
infamous ...Read the full August 26, 2016 column...>
'Love Jones' the Musical Stageplay tours with
Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, Dave Hollister, Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem Devaughn and MCLyte
(New York, NY) - Love Jones The Musical, a stage adaptation
of the critically acclaimed 1997 Love Jones film, is scheduled to tour nationally this Fall/ Winter. The stage production
will boast an all-star cast of R&B music's biggest names including Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius,
MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn and Dave Hollister who were all carefully selected to star in the must see musical event of the year.
Love Jones The Musical will debut in Oklahoma City on September 9, 2016.
Appoints Phil Thorthon as Senior Vice President and General Manager
(Nashville, Tenn) - RCA Inspiration announced the
appointment of Phil Thorntonas its Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Thornton, a veteran entertainment
executive, will drive the day-to-day initiatives, manage business operations, and establish external partnerships for the
label. He will report to Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, and will be based in Nashville.
"Uplifting Minds II" Enter. Conference Sat October 22, 2016 in Hollywood - (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIPS OF
Award winner Kim Burrell is legendary for her Jazz flavored Gospel style of singing. She is also founder and "Senior
Eldress/Overseer-Bishop" at The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church. Born August 26th Kim's
record laberl is Shanachie Entertainment. Watch her live performance of "I Look to You" here!
(Los Angeles, CA) - In
the world of publicity, representatives as well as firms have been fleeting. Very few have had the staying power comparable
to Ms. Edna Sims and her Playa Del Rey powerhouse ESP Public Relations (ESP PR) firm. Representing a wide rage of corporations
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Publishers (ASCAP), Director Spike Lee (40 Acres & A Mule), Rev. Al Sharpton, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Norman Nixon,
and more) the Detroit native now has made history being the first African American to represent The Caucus for Producers,
Writers, & Directors in public relations.
The Caucus reaches its 34th year in service, they are announcing Ms. Edna Sims and her ESP PR firm as their publicist. This
hub for the most successful and brightest writers, directors and producers in film/TV (JJ Abrams for Star Wars, Star Trek,
and Mission Impossible, and James Burrows for Will and Grace, Two and a Half Men, and Frasier to name a few) now entrust ESP
PR to further their communications with media outlets and the masses abroad.
Edna Sims, owner and founder of ESP Public Relations. ESP Public Relations is a full service public relations, event
planning, marketing, strategic and communications firm, providing an extensive range of branding and media services for a
diverse roster of clients. For more than 30 years, ESP PR has specialized in the multicultural markets, as well as urban,
mainstream, faith-based, hip-hop, corporate and non-profit organizations.
ESP PR has developed a reputation for high-level red carpets coverage, media, social media, celebrity contacts and
forging alliances between clients and other entities for greater synergy of the target goals, as with the collaboration between
the Ford Motor Company Fund and the GRAMMY Foundation.
of Michigan State University, her client rosters has included; Los Angeles Times' Multicultural Business Dept.; Straight Outta
Compton; Ford Motor Company; GRAMMY Foundation & Recording Arts & Sciences; MTV Networks; The Gracie Awards Gala &
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has provided a forum for the best and the brightest creative talent in Hollywood, to network together as the 'creative conscience'
of the Television industry. The Caucus, as the leaders of the creative Television community, has always stood for better
and more meaningful television. That means Television Programs produced, written and directed in a working environment that
supports the best product that we can create for our audience. Along the way, The Television Caucus also singles out those
individuals in our industry who have not only worked for quality television but have also achieved it. Each year we celebrate
the extraordinary work of our fellow professionals (executives, producers, writers, directors, New Media executives et al)
at our Annual Caucus Awards Dinner.
Current members of The Caucus
also include Tom Hanks, JJ Abrams, Chuck Fries, James Burrows, Bob Papazian, Tanya Hart, Vin Di Bona, Suzanne de Passe, Charles
Floyd Johnson, Dennis Doty, Norman Powell, Lee Miller and other leading producers, writers and directors. www.caucus.org