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Epic Level Adventure Awaits Fantasy Producer in Hollywood

Author: Epic Level Entertainment
Dateline: Thu, 07 Sep 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “STUDIO CITY, Calif. - Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Frank Rosenblum has exited Lighthouse Productions after fifteen years as a Producer to become a partner at Epic Level Entertainment. While at Lighthouse, Rosenblum produced the series Trailer Park for the Sci-Fi Channel. He also produced several films, pilots and shorts for Matt Stone and Trey Parker in addition to writing and producing documentaries for The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel. Previously he had written and appeared in such television shows as Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Star Trek: The Next Generation. At Epic Level, Rosenblum will focus on production of features Dragonlance and The Gamers with partner Cindi Rice”



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STUDIO CITY, Calif. - Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Frank Rosenblum has exited Lighthouse Productions after fifteen years as a Producer to become a partner at Epic Level Entertainment. While at Lighthouse, Rosenblum produced the series Trailer Park for the Sci-Fi Channel. He also produced several films, pilots and shorts for Matt Stone and Trey Parker in addition to writing and producing documentaries for The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel. Previously he had written and appeared in such television shows as Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Star Trek: The Next Generation. At Epic Level, Rosenblum will focus on production of features Dragonlance and The Gamers with partner Cindi Rice.

Said Rosenblum, "Working at Lighthouse has been an amazingly rewarding adventure. I learned a lot about Hollywood during my time there. At Epic Level I am looking forward to applying that knowledge by making genre entertainment for all distribution platforms. Not only do we have two films already in production but shortly we will be making announcements concerning new comic books, a television series, a mobisode series, and additional feature films."

Epic Level Entertainment specializes in speculative fiction concentrating on Fantasy and Science-Fiction according to Rice. She adds that "Fantasy is more than just elves and we are looking to tell all sorts of tales in a variety of ways. Our mandate is to create superior underlying material - everything comes from the story. We enjoy working with writers from the first word. We even have them on the set! The old adage is true: if it is not on the page it is not on the screen - no matter how small that screen is."

Rosenblum believes that the fantasy genre is headed into a renaissance period. He says that, "since The Lord of The Rings financiers have been reluctant to fund fantasy projects out of fear of unfavorable comparisons at certain budget ranges. Technology is finally reaching the point where we can take the wealth of quality fantasy material and present it in a realistic environment at a reasonable cost and I am really excited about being at the forefront of this progression with Epic Level Entertainment."

John Frank Rosenblum has been a producer/writer/actor for over twenty-five years. He is an internationally recognized expert on motion picture trailers. He is represented by Tom Marquardt at ICM and Randy Paul at Greenberg Traurig. He is a member of the Producer's Guild of America, The Screen Actor's Guild and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. His web page is located at www.jfr.com.

More Information: www.epiclevel.com.

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Uwe Boll to Literally Fight His Critics – GoldenPalace Sponsors Filmmaker’s Revenge

Author: GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Tue, 22 Aug 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VANCOUVER, BC - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GoldenPalace.com is proud to present Raging Boll. Uwe Boll, the German filmmaker best known for several video game based films like 'Alone in the Dark,' 'House of the Dead,' 'BloodRayne,' & 'In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,' is considered by many critics to be one of the world's worst filmmakers. His movies, however, have made him more money than his critics will earn in several lifetimes.”



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VANCOUVER, BC - Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GoldenPalace.com is proud to present Raging Boll. Uwe Boll, the German filmmaker best known for several video game based films like 'Alone in the Dark,' 'House of the Dead,' 'BloodRayne,' & 'In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,' is considered by many critics to be one of the world's worst filmmakers. His movies, however, have made him more money than his critics will earn in several lifetimes.

Uwe BollAfter receiving a slew of horrid reviews for his latest film BloodRayne earlier this year, Boll was incensed and did what any successful filmmaker would do - challenged his detractors to a boxing match to knock some sense into them and settle the score.

*(Photo Caption: Ewe Boll will duke it out with critics at the GoldenPalace.com raging Boll event.)

"Many journalists make value judgments on my films based on the opinions of one or two thousand Internet voices," claims Boll. "Half of those opinions come from people who've never watched my films."

Boll proposed a 3-round match against anyone with the guts to step into the ring with him. The matches would receive international exposure and be filmed as part of his next feature film, 'Postal'.

Given their history of unique marketing campaigns, Internet casino GoldenPalace.com jumped at the chance to sponsor this event, now titled GoldenPalace.com Presents Raging Boll. Over the years, they have become widely recognized for sponsoring high-profile boxers, athletes, and celebrities.

"This event is perfect for us," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "We receive so many outlandish offers for advertising exposure that it is refreshing to see something that surprises even us. That is why we decided to get involved. This has gotten so much attention so far, and we can't wait to see how it will turn out."

Four matches are currently scheduled for September 23 and one match planned earlier in Spain for a total of five opponents. Boll is ready to take on even more people willing to fight, and his challenge remains on the table.

There are some critics who chickened out and didn't follow through with their challenges. The following 5 challengers have been picked by our selection committee to represent some of Uwe Boll's harshest critics. These particular challengers are prepared to box Dr. Boll on September 23rd, 2006, in Vancouver, where they will finally get the opportunity to try to inflict some pain on the man they claim has done it to them for years.

GoldenPalace.com Presents Raging Boll:

The challengers are: Carlos Palencia Jimenez-Arguello from Madrid, Spain. Webmaster of www.cinecutre.com; www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT5aD242Ey8

Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka from Lee's Summit, Missouri, Webmaster /CEO for Something Awful, Jeff Sneider from Los Angeles, California, Journalist for Ain't It Cool News, Chris Alexander from Toronto, Ontario, Journalist / Radio Announcer for Rue Morgue, Nelson Chance Minter from Fredrick, Maryland, Website Critic.

The Carlos Palencia / Uwe Boll fight will occur in Malaga, Spain early in September. The date in Spain is still to be confirmed. The actual fight will be filmed for inclusion with the other Vancouver fights. With Uwe Boll receiving a film award from the International Film Festival of Fantastic Cinema and Terror in Malaga, Spain for his work with BloodRayne, this gives us the opportunity to hold our first fight in Spain.

About GoldenPalace
Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, and William Shatner's Kidney Stone have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino. GoldenPalace.com has also used their items and marketing to raise awareness and funds for over $1,000,000 for various charities worldwide.

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Vandahl Sponsors ASU Film Internship Program for Universal Studios’ ‘The Kingdom’

Author: VanDahl Associates
Dateline: Mon, 14 Aug 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PHOENIX AZ - Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Peter VanWolvelaerd of VanDahl Associates, a service disabled veteran owned film and video company, has helped sponsor an ASU film intern program with the upcoming Universal Studios thriller 'The Kingdom.' The film is directed by Peter Berg and stars Jamie Foxx. The plot involves a team of US counterterrorism agents on a mission to track down 'evil doers' in an Arab country.”



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PHOENIX AZ - Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Peter VanWolvelaerd of VanDahl Associates, a service disabled veteran owned film and video company, has helped sponsor an ASU film intern program with the upcoming Universal Studios thriller 'The Kingdom.' The film is directed by Peter Berg and stars Jamie Foxx. The plot involves a team of US counterterrorism agents on a mission to track down "evil doers" in an Arab country.

Peter VanWolvelaerdFour film students were selected by Miguel Valenti the Dean of the ASU School of film for the internship program. Miguel states, "This student internship program is part of the creation of a new film school at ASU, we are hoping to become one of the premier film schools in the country. This internship program is only the beginning, because of the new legislation promoting and providing income-tax credit and sales tax exemption we see a bright future for the film industry in Arizona."

*(Photo Caption: Peter VanWolvelaerd of VanDahl Associates.)

Asked how he got involved with the ASU internship program Peter VanWolvelaerd states, "When I found out a major Studio was doing a movie in Arizona I knew I needed to get involved. I am proud of my service as an officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers and as a SDVOC film and video company I wanted to be part of this movie. I had a meeting with Miguel Valenti and he gave me the green light to sponsor the Internship program with Universal Studios."

Working with the Universal Studios production team of Robert West and Don Wygal, VanDahl Associates was able to put the pieces together for the ASU internship program. The program strives to provide opportunities for up-and-coming film professionals by teaching skills, giving exposure to film production and providing a supportive environment of the talent of tomorrow to get a foot in the door of today's film industry.

Mr. VanWolvelaerd goes on to say, "Universal Studios has opened the door to these young men and women at ASU, the program includes office internships, referrals for feature-film crew positions, learning new skills and making professional contacts. In short, the internship program is tailored to foster the future leaders of the film Community. Additionally the internship program has unforeseen benefits, instead of Googling for future trends or going to Myspace/Youtube, working with these student interns you can tap into the mindset of today's youth as it happens."

"These are exciting times for our company," Peter states. "VanDahl Associates is involved in government and commercial contracts due to our status as sdvoc, Along with new federal government mandate on giving disabled veterans 3% of all contracts, we see a very bright future for our company. In fact we are one of only a few sdvoc film Companies in the entire country."

VanWolvelaerd is the president and chief shareholder of VanDahl & Associates, a Multi-faceted engineering and production concern he founded in 1986. He holds disabled Veteran status, having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

VanWolvelaerd has turned VanDahl into an extremely successful and growing international concern, now focused on production of broadcast content and film and media and in developing new ways to deliver this content.

The company's motto is "Can do" which can be found on its website: www.vandahl.com



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Britney Birth Sculptor’s Severed Head ‘Obsession’ Featured – A New Haven Film Fest Screens Documentary About Local Artist

Author: New Haven Underground Film Festival
Dateline: Wed, 10 May 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HARTFORD, CT - May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Britney Spears's pregnancy confirmation comes this week when filmmaker A. D. Calvo and controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards begin development on a short film about the making of Edwards's next sculpture of Ms. Spears giving birth. Calvo and Edwards are scheduled to talk briefly about their project following the screening of Calvo's quirky short documentary, THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS. The film, selected by the New Haven Underground Film Festival, features a behind-the-scenes look at Edwards's Ted Williams Death Mask and will be shown this Saturday at the Wadsworth Atheneum.”



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HARTFORD, CT - May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Britney Spears's pregnancy confirmation comes this week when filmmaker A. D. Calvo and controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards begin development on a short film about the making of Edwards's next sculpture of Ms. Spears giving birth. Calvo and Edwards are scheduled to talk briefly about their project following the screening of Calvo's quirky short documentary, THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS. The film, selected by the New Haven Underground Film Festival, features a behind-the-scenes look at Edwards's Ted Williams Death Mask and will be shown this Saturday at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

The unconventional documentary revealing latent macabre memories from Edwards's childhood was produced and directed by Calvo, a former software developer who recently testified on behalf of the Connecticut Film Commission at a public hearing with actors Danny Aiello, Ron Perlman and Carol Alt, in support of a tax bill assisting digital film production. Calvo, whose NHUFF selection has received favorable reviews from Triggerstreet.com and over 12,500 views on Youtube.com., says "Venues for alternative content offered by festivals like The New Haven Underground Film Festival provide an important democratization of the film industry."

Calvo, a Sacred Heart University graduate and Wallingford resident met Moosup resident Daniel Edwards last year, while Edwards was teaching at The Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, to discuss the proposition of making a documentary. The result is a behind the scenes look at the making of the controversial 'death mask' of baseball legend Ted Williams's cryogenically preserved head. The film also explores Edwards's gruesome influences and pop-culture sensibilities that led to his creation of the Britney Spears statue.

Viewing of THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS will be 4:30 pm, May 13th at Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum, followed by a brief question and answer forum with the filmmaker and artist.

The New Haven Underground Film Festival (www.nhuff.com) was founded in 2004 with a goal to celebrate both value and artistic integrity, without commercial pressure or fear of censorship.

Contact Festival Director Jeannie Majewski at 860-233-4056, Filmmaker A. D. Calvo (www.Goodnightfilm.com) at goodnightfilm@gmail.com, and Daniel Edwards at 860-564-0123, for more information.


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Beyond Belief Media Launches Preemptive Strike on Easter

Author: Beyond Belief Media
Dateline: Tue, 11 Apr 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOLLYWOOD, CA - Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Declaring War on Easter, Beyond Belief Media has launched a preemptive attack on the Christian holiday, the company announced today. 'Operation Easter Sanity' has already begun. Using its documentary 'The God Who Wasn't There' as the chief weapon, Beyond Belief Media is covertly planting DVDs of the film in churches throughout the United States.”



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Copies of Controversial Documentary Are Hidden in Churches Throughout U.S.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - April 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Declaring War on Easter, Beyond Belief Media has launched a preemptive attack on the Christian holiday, the company announced today. "Operation Easter Sanity" has already begun (www.waroneaster.org).

Using its documentary THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE as the chief weapon, Beyond Belief Media is covertly planting DVDs of the film in churches throughout the United States. The popular movie, currently ranked #1 on Amazon.com's independent documentaries list, is critical of the irrational beliefs of Christians and asserts that Jesus Christ did not exist.

A total of 666 DVDs will be hidden like "Easter eggs" in sanctuaries, church yards and other holy areas by Beyond Belief Media's national team of volunteers. The DVDs will be slipped into hymnals and other locations where they are likely to be discovered by unsuspecting worshippers.

Some DVDs of THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE will be planted by undercover operatives among actual Easter eggs at churches holding egg hunts on Easter Sunday.

"People go to churches to hide from the truth," explained Beyond Belief Media president Brian Flemming, a former Christian fundamentalist. "At no time is this more apparent than Easter, when Christians get together to convince each other that a man died, stayed dead three days, rose from the dead and then flew into the air above the clouds.

"Our nonviolent campaign sends the message that nowhere in the country is safe from the truth. Wherever Christian leaders are indoctrinating children with 2000-year-old fairy tales, the truth may just find its way there.

"Our 'War on Easter' is of course completely without violence of any kind. Christians believe that beating a man to a pulp and nailing him to a cross somehow solves all the world's problems. Beyond Belief Media does not."

A Website offering more details, including "battle reports" from covert operatives, is on the Web at: http://www.waroneaster.org



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Nude Britney Spears Sculptor ‘Exposed’ in Documentary

Author: Goodnight Film
Dateline: Thu, 30 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW HAVEN, CT - Mar. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- News of Daniel Edwards' nude sculpture of Britney Spears coincides with Goodnight Film's release of a quirky short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the 'death mask' of Ted Williams' cryogenically preserved head. The film, titled THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS, features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work. ”



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NEW HAVEN, CT (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- News of Daniel Edwards' nude sculpture of Britney Spears coincides with Goodnight Film's release of a quirky short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the "death mask" of Ted Williams' cryogenically preserved head. The film, titled THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS, features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work. It is currently available for free download on TriggerStreet.com, the online film festival founded by actor Kevin Spacey. The film is also located on iTunes as a Podcast under the search, "Daniel Edwards."

The unconventional documentary, revealing latent macabre memories from Edwards' childhood - produced and directed by former Microsoft developer A.D. Calvo - has proven too challenging for inclusion by film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes. "We've found the perfect home for the film at TriggerStreet," says filmmaker, Calvo. "The accessibility provided by digital video, via broadband, is a major step in the democratization of the film industry," added Calvo.

*(Photo Caption: Cover of DVD, "The Several Severed Heads Of Daniel Edwards.")

A.D. Calvo's short documentary explores Edwards' gruesome influences and the pop-culture sensibilities that ultimately led to his creation of the Britney Spears piece. "Daniel Edwards is the new Andy Warhol, albeit a bit more twisted," laughs Calvo.

Calvo calls his latest film, NINE LIVES, a Buddhist ghost story. The film was inspired by the works of M. Night Shyamalan. It features Michael Knowles (Law and Order, Sex and the City), and will premiere in New York City near the end of April.

More information: http://www.GoodnightFilm.com

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Laguna Beach Film & Video Company Enhances Orange County’s ‘Hollywood South’ Reputation

Author: Edge Films
Dateline: Mon, 05 Dec 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When winners of the 26th Annual Telly Awards were recently announced in New York City, no one was more surprised than Orange County producer-director Robert Cassard. Cassard, whose production company, Edge Films, has operated in Laguna Beach since 1997, entered the national competition on a whim. He never dreamed that all six of his company's entries would garner Telly Awards.”



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LAGUNA BEACH, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When winners of the 26th Annual Telly Awards were recently announced in New York City, no one was more surprised than Orange County producer-director Robert Cassard. Cassard, whose production company, Edge Films (www.edgefilms.com), has operated in Laguna Beach since 1997, entered the national competition on a whim. He never dreamed that all six of his company's entries would garner Telly Awards.

Edge Films is one of a growing number of creative Orange County production firms that are giving Hollywood a run for its money and reputation. With a staff that can be counted on one hand, Edge Films is a "David" in the production world. And yet, Edge won its awards alongside production Goliaths like Walt Disney, PBS, QVC, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting, DDB Direct, Grey Worldwide, and Young & Rubicam.

*(Photo Caption: Left-to-right are Edge producers Robert Cassard and Bara Waters, and MIND Institute Education Division President Andrew Coulson.)

Edge Films won six Tellys on behalf of clients including PacifiCare and the MIND Institute. Their awards spanned five categories including Charitable/Non-Profit, Fundraising, Employee Communications, Music/Concert and Video Editing. Excerpts of the award-winning work can be viewed at www.edgefilms.com.

The Telly Awards is the premier competition honoring creative excellence in video and film productions, cable TV commercials and programs. With a record 12,500 entries, this year's Telly Awards was the most competitive in its 26-year history.

When asked how a small company can compete effectively with the "big boys," Cassard said, "Orange County has always been a bedroom community for creative artists and entertainment producers. While Edge Films is small, our on-call staff is many of the best-of the-best who are working from their homes and offices right here."

Laguna Beach has long been the creative hotbed of Orange County. The well known artists' colony is now being mythologized nationally and internationally as "The Real OC," based on MTV's hit reality series, which coat-tailed on the global attention already gained by Warner/Fox's dramatic series "The OC."

Bara Waters, Edge's chief creative strategist, said, "Awards like this help remind the world that Orange County means more than fashion and trendiness. Of course, it has those qualities, but OC also means production quality and creative impact."


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The $250 Million Dollar Man – Film Maker Turns Popular Video Games into Movies on the Big Screen

Author: Robert Smith and Uwe Boll
Dateline: Wed, 24 Aug 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SEATTLE, Wash. - August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Filmmaker, director, and fundraising extraordinaire Uwe Boll is Hollywood's best kept secret. While major directors like Mel Gibson and Steven Spielberg get the glory Boll is quietly making profitable movies has raised over $200 million dollars.”



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SEATTLE, Wash. - August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Filmmaker, director, and fundraising extraordinaire Uwe Boll is Hollywood's best kept secret. While major directors like Mel Gibson and Steven Spielberg get the glory Boll is quietly making profitable movies has raised over $200 million dollars.

Boll has been a successful producer of films since 1992 and since 2000 has placed more than 10 film investment funds with a volume of over EUR 250 million in Germany. His track record has risen by more than 50% per year.

Boll's company Boll KG specializes in producing film versions of globally popular video games.

These film versions offer the advantage of serving an already broad fan community as the moviegoers already know the video game and/or comic strip.

SPIDERMAN, HULK, LARA CROFT, HOUSE OF THE DEAD, ALONE IN THE DARK, and BLOODRAYNE are examples of this type of film that primarily attracts so-called "heavy users" ­ people who go to the movies several times per month and often also play video games.

80% of the box office revenues are accounted for by 12- to 28-year-olds, and this is exactly the age group our productions target.

Boll, who is currently working on Dungeon Siege which has a $60 million dollar budget, is accepted within the industry as a leading expert director for film versions of video games and is on the best of terms with all renowned game companies like Sega and Microsoft XBOX.

In times when sensible and profitable investments are rare and the creditor interest paid by banks is not that good, Boll is on a mission to increase awareness about his profitable movie projects and opportunities that exist for people who would like to work with his company.

"We have continuously improved our position in the film market that is dominated by U.S. companies. We were able to push through unique conditions as regards profit distribution or payment terms in favor of our investors. Guarantee payments and revenues are remitted directly to our account from all over the world, without any intermediate global distribution layer. At the same time we succeeded in signing top level Hollywood actors for our projects. Thanks to our unique film making business model we can continue producing films that would require twice the production budget in Hollywood," explains Boll.

Boll has mastered a system that can produce full-length, English-language films in movie-theater quality starring U.S. actors that have the potential of being screened in movie theaters throughout the world. U.S. films command an average global market share of 80%. Therefore producing films that foreign markets perceive as "made in the U.S.A.", although all key positions are filled with Canadians and Germans.

Website (German): http://www.boll-kg.de/

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Chicago Cubs Film Selling Naming Rights on eBay

Author: Boys of Spring
Dateline: Fri, 08 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOHOKAM PARK - MESA, Ariz. -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago Cubs Spring Training Public Address Announcer, former FOX TV Editor, and Cubs documentary filmmaker Tim Sheridan is auctioning the Naming Rights on eBay for his film 'The Boys of Spring.' The starting bid is $80,000, with the auction closing on April 17th. The eBay Item number is 7506804740 and is listed as, Chicago Cubs Documentary Naming Rights in the Everything Else: Weird Stuff: Slightly Unusual category.”



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HOHOKAM PARK - MESA, Ariz. -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago Cubs Spring Training Public Address Announcer, former FOX TV Editor, and Cubs documentary filmmaker Tim Sheridan is auctioning the Naming Rights on eBay for his film "The Boys of Spring." The starting bid is $80,000, with the auction closing on April 17th. The eBay Item number is 7506804740 and is listed as, Chicago Cubs Documentary Naming Rights in the Everything Else: Weird Stuff: Slightly Unusual category.



Sheridan, who has been involved with Chicago Cubs spring training for 22 seasons, shot much of the film himself, including never seen press box antics of late Cubs announcer Harry Caray. The documentary covers the history of Chicago Cubs spring training, including his own connection as long-time Cubs spring training PA announcer, giving the film a unique and personal perspective not to be missed by anyone who loves the Cubs.

Tim's archive of never released Cubs footage is staggering, including personally videotaped interviews with over 50 Cubs players, former players, coaches, and announcers.

For more information on the documentary go to www.boysofspring.com.

Financing an independent film is difficult, and that's why Tim has turned to eBay. "I've spent all my resources on this project over the past 10 years, and now we need a Presenting Sponsor to get this great story out to the legion of Cubs fans worldwide," Sheridan said, "and eBay is the perfect venue for this search." With the start of a new baseball season, this is a great way for a company or individual to be a part of Chicago Cubs history!

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