Friday, July 02, 2010

FYI: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” WITH SPECIAL EVENT IN BRYANT PARK (NYC) 7/6/10

A NIGHT OF MAGIC AND MUSIC IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” WITH SPECIAL EVENT IN BRYANT PARK

ON TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010

Musical Performances by OneRepublic and Alpha Rev

Q&A Session with the Film’s Stars & Filmmakers

Entire Event to be Streamed Live on MySpace, Powered by Ustream

The mystical masters behind the blockbuster “National Treasure” franchise, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, are celebrating their latest big screen incarnation, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” with a special music event in the heart of Manhattan. Since this epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice was filmed entirely on location in New York City, it is a “super” natural fit to honor the film’s impending July 14 release by throwing a party in iconic Bryant Park featuring performances by OneRepublic and Alpha Rev, plus appearances from the movie’s stars and filmmakers, including Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Teresa Palmer, director Jon Turteltaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

By tapping into entertainment powerhouse, MySpace, the festivities go global as fans around the world can watch the musical performances LIVE via Ustream and get the chance to interact with the film’s talent by posting comments and questions to the page. The event, emceed by Z100’s JJ, is free to the public. Bryant Park lawn is open to the general public starting at 7:00 p.m. and the streaming goes live at 8:15 p.m. on July 6, 2010 at www.myspace.com/SorcerersApprentice

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Sorcery & Songs

· OneRepublic will perform a short set, including “Secrets,” a song featured prominently in the film, as well as their multi platinum breakthrough single and internet sensation, “Apologize.”

· Alpha Rev, a MySpace.com

#1 ranked indie band from Texas , will perform their song from the film, “Phoenix Burn.”

· MySpace hosts the exclusive live stream of the event at www.myspace.com/SorcerersApprentice

, powered by Ustream. Viewers around the world can experience the event first-hand, see exclusive backstage interviews with talent and interact by posting comments and questions to the page.

· Ustream, the leader in live interactive video on the web, powers the live webcast of the event. Also to watch, interact or embed the live stream, visit ustream.tv/WaltDisneyStudios

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· This special celebration marks the 1st live streaming event on Disney.com

· Advance tickets for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” can be purchased now through Disney.com/Sorcerer.


ABOUT “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the team behind the “National Treasure” franchise, present “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”— an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” The screenplay is by Matt Lopez and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal and Matt Lopez. In theaters July 14, 2010. Disney.com/Sorcerer; like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SorcerersApprentice

; follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DisneyPictures
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Giuliana Rancic hosts the Chase Freedom Customer Screening of Toy Story 3 at AMC in Chicago


Giuliana Rancic of E! News hosted the Chase Freedom Customer Screening of Toy Story 3 last evening simulating a fun red carpet experience and chatting it up with local Chicagoans at the AMC Theatre in River North in Chicago Illinois.

Giuliana told me that her husband Bill have been spending alot of time in Chicago this summer. They will seoon be headed to Italy for her cousins wedding. In this photo Giuliana is wearing a floral print dress by MM Couture.

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Brad Thor book signing at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue


Author Brad Thor arrives at his book signing for “Foreign Influence” at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue in Chicago Illinois.



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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Radio legend Dick Biondi honored,local 1960s finest bands help pay tribute!


The City of Chicago honored radio legend Dick Biondi with a dedication of a street sign in his name at East Lake Street and North Garland Court as “Dick Biondi Way'. Showing up to cheer him on were Chicago's finest 1960s rockers.Pictured from Left to right: Jimy Rogers of The Mauds,Dennis Tufano,original 'voice' of The Buckinghams, Dick Biondi, Jim Peterik of the Ides of March, Jim Pilster of The Cryan Shames and Ronnie Rice New Colony Six.
The brief ceremony aired on the 4pm and 10pm local news. I'm curious as to why I was in the footage three times(for more than a few seconds) and the bands only once!


Too bad the dedication wasn't early morning or later in the day. The summer sun is too intense and with highrises surrounding part of a group shot, half ends up in the shade,the other half is washed out from the intense sun. If you happen to live in a city that does movie or video production on location you'll generally see light modifers blocking the intense sun and diffused lighting recreating the ideal light pattern.

Well,we tried.I'm glad most of my shoots are more controllable.

I'm so glad Dick Biondi received this honor.Long over due for one of Chicago's best loved radio talents.


Sorry for the delay in posting..I've had a camera crew following me around for the past 24 hours and also was interviewed for a newspaper story today.
I'm keeping busy,just the way I like it!


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Monday, June 28, 2010

Emily Osment performance at Taste of Chicago!


Most might know Emily Osment from her work as Lilly Truscott on “Hannah Montana” but the latest chapter in her life is all about music. Osment’s All the Right Wrongs displays fully her abilities as a singer and songwriter. Here she is in concert at the taste of Chicago!


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