The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur is honored well
in the Paramount/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presentation of Ben-Hur arriving in theaters August 19, 2016. Directed by Timur
Bekmambetov (Night Watch) Ben- Hur stars Jack Huston (Spartacus) as Judah Ben-Hur a prince accused of treason by his adopted
brother Messala played by Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) an officer in the Roman army. This is the retelling of the epic
1880 novel by Lew Wallace titled “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.”
The blockbuster saga of Ben-Hur was told in 1959 and starred Charleston Heston as Judah.
The current tale of Ben-Hur, shot in Rome, takes place years before the 1959 adaptation of the novel but is just as masterful.
In this version Ben-Hur is stripped of his title, separated from his family and the love of his life Esther played by Nazanin
Boniadi (“Homeland”) and forced into slavery for crimes he did not commit. He is forced to work on a Roman warship
as faith smiles on Ben-Hur time and time again saving his life. Through a series of events he ends up at the camp of African
Sheik Ilderim played by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Invictus), who races chariots in the Roman
arena. The African Sheik sees his talent for horse racing and makes a deal with Ben-Hur to win his freedom by winning the
next Roman chariot race - against his adopted brother Messala.
'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
and talents in every industry that requires publicity, Edna Sims and ESP PR are most definitely to be considered one of the
best worldwide. With over 30 years and hundreds of clients under her belt (MTV Networks, GRAMMY Foundation, Ford Motor Company,
Cathy Hughes (Radio One/Music One), Comcast, The Gracie Awards, Chrysler Group, American Society of Composers Authors &
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 &
Awards Luncheon; Comcast; Chrysler Group; ASCAP; LA County Bar Association; China's KOD World Cup; Kim Kardashian; Max Martire's
PEM Music Company ft. Aristofreeks, Kathy Sledge & Next Step (former lead singers of Chic); Spike Lee; Don Cheadle; Snoop
Dogg; Janet Jackson; Vivica A. Fox; Wendy Raquel Robinson; Debbie Allen; Rev Al Sharpton; Hollywood Black Film Festival; First
Ladies High Tea; Magic Johnson; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; etc. For additional information visit ESP PR's website: www.esppr.net
Linking the best of Hollywood's and Television's creative content providers (i.e. the
top 100 Television producers, writers and program directors of Primetime, Daytime and Children's programming) with the rest
of the web world! For the past 40 years in Network Television (and now in Cable and Satellite Television as well), The Caucus
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