HOLLYWOOD MUSIC & MEDIA AWARDS Now Accepting 2010 Nomination Submissions

HOLLYWOOD MUSIC & MEDIA AWARDS Now Accepting 2010 Nomination Submissions

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announces the organization is now accepting music submissions for nomination consideration. Submissions are accepted exclusively through the HMMA web site (www.hmmawards.com)

The 2010 HMMA ceremony will take place Thursday, November 18 at The Highlands, located in the Hollywood & Highland / Kodak Theatre Complex in Hollywood. The accompanying Music In Media Interactive Conference(MIMICON) is scheduled to occur Friday through Sunday, November 19-21, once again at the world-renown Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. Registration opportunities for the conference will be announced in the coming months.

After a tremendously successful 2009 HMMA event, boasting over 1000 attendees, and the equally impressive 2009 MIMI Conference, the HMMA organization has received unprecedented raves and accolades from the global artistic community and industry alike for its unique recognition of the continually evolving music business.  Here is just one of the many unsolicited testimonials from the Best New Composer award recipient:

“I want to share with you the overwhelming response that is a direct result of my winning Best New Composer. This week has been back to back meetings with people who were exposed to my work during the three days of the conference. Agents, Managers, Music Supervisors and even Directors- simply wild!  I’m not sure if you really understand how much exposure your event has given me, but it’s surreal,” says film and TV composer Zain Effendi.

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for creating and selecting it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision and to place video games alongside TV and film in terms of importance. Iconic artists will also be presented with a variety of awards, including an award for Outstanding Career Achievement in honor of their accomplishments and longevity in the entertainment field. The evening will feature live music performances, celebrities appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception, and a special dinner banquet . The entire event will be shot with multiple HD cameras for digital and cable broadcasts in 17 countries and U.S. territories (120 Million households).

To be a part of this truly unique and groundbreaking opportunity, or to submit for nomination consideration, visit the HMMA website at: www.hmmawards.com.

Theory of Flight CD Review

When I receive a press release from one of the publicist I work with I notify the band on MySpace or where ever I can find a contact. This lets them know that the release is on the website and usually I will ask a question or two. Theory Of Flight  has the distinction of  being  the only band that did not acknowledge my note to them on MySpace.  And yes they read it. (Look in your MySpace sent folder and it will say when a message has been read.)  Once a friend jokingly asked me to contact Kevin Bacon about a show, I did and got a polite, “No”. I didn’t even get a “fuck you” from Theory of Flight. They are without a doubt the rudest band I have come across in the four years I have been doing reviews.

When I was asked by their publicist at Luck Media to do a cd review I said no and recounted my grievances.   Their publicist said that they have “people” who “handle” their MySpace, well woopdy fucking do.  Then they have rude “people” working for them and their record label needs to reconsider who is handling their bands.

The publicist thinking I could be won over by good music sent the Theory of Flight cd anyway. My first inclination when I received it was to throw it out the car window. The cd was not put gently into the car stereo. I was too pissed to put it on the bottom of the cd review stack.

If you have read my autobiography Always Fuck the Drummer you know will that drums makes or breaks a band for me.  Laying aside the fact that the band’s “people” are asses, the drummer is awesome. I could almost forgive their arrogance just listening to the drummer.  Tyler Williams is not identified on the insert photo but they are all fuckable so I guess it doesn’t matter which one is him.  Williams is also credited on the cd with vocals.

Beau Hodges is the lead vocalist. My guess he is the one in the white shirt stuck in the front of the photo. Hodges’ voice is at its best on the softer tracks. When track three Goodbye Tonight started I had to admit (begrudgingly) that Theory of Flight is a very talented group.

One Last Call confused me to a point where I pulled the car over to read the lyrics. Hauntingly beautiful lyrics make me wonder if this is a Christian rock song.

Spinning IS PERFECT!! If pisses me off to admit it. I would love to have had my label CFM Records do the radio submissions on that song!

Vince Casas on lead guitar & vocals, Joey McMahon on bass, Stephen Goodrum on guitar & vocals and Stephen Colombo keys & vocals round out Theory of Flight. Their names aren’t listed on the photo either. Which begs the question, “Why bother with a photo if you don’t tell us who you are?”.

Engineering, mastering, mixing couldn’t be better, this cd is technically perfect. Their label Blue Beet Records did an excellent job bring this group of technicians together.

Theory of Flight’s cd within reach is beautifully written with not boring lyrics and some wonderful instrumental work

The cd over all, I would say, “Buy it.” You can try messaging them on MySpace. Who knows they might not be assholes if someone other than me contacts them.

Cathy-Anne McClintock CD Review

Cathy-AnneMcClintockWriting music reviews can be little over whelming and can make you feel like you are slogging through mud. There is always a pile of CD containing envelopes on my desk.

In those envelopes you will find garnets, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls. If you are like me there are a few you will say you don’t have time to review. Those are the reviews you can’t bring yourself to write. An honest review would be, “someone should have loved you enough to say don’t record that”.

Then it happens you open the envelope pop in the CD and you hear an exquisite voice.  You realize you have fished a perfect diamond out of that envelope pile. In this case it is the voice of Cathy-Anne McClintock.

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Zombie_Girl_Emily_1Meet the youngest zombie filmmaker on the block…12 year old Emily Hagins
(Screening At Comic-Con)
Directed & Produced by Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck
Cast: Emily Hagins, Megan Hagins, Jerry Hagins, Rebecca Elliot, Harry Knowles, Tim League
Running Time: 91 mins
ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE chronicles the passion, creative drive, and supportive family of an extraordinary pre-teen girl following her filmmaking dreams:  Emily Hagins is making a zombie movie.  It’s feature-length, it’s bloody, and the zombies don’t run.  But there’s one big difference between her film and every other zombie movie you’ve ever seen: Emily is twelve years old.
Most twelve-year-olds are busy with friends, homework, and online chatting.  But film-obsessed Emily Hagins spends her time writing and directing a feature-length zombie movie.  ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE documents the exhilarating and heartbreaking two years it took her to shoot, edit, and premiere the film to a sold out audience in Austin, Texas.
Encouraged by famous friends and fans – including Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), who she corresponds with in third grade, and journalist Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News fame, ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE traces Emily’s remarkable vision and youthful will to succeed.  And with the help of her mother as agent, crew, and biggest fan, Emily launches an epic adventure in genre filmmaking, battling everything from budget shortfalls to self-doubt, all while coming of age as a young girl.  Emily has the vision and her mom has the driver’s license.  Together, their journey is a funny, enlightening look at a growing world of young moviemakers, and the bloodiest mother/daughter story you’ve ever seen.
Emily has been written about in diverse national and local press, including Teen Vogue, The L.A. Times, Fangoria, Ain’t It Cool News, and Film Threat.
Emily’s feature length film debut, Pathogen, launched her into the record books as the first teenage girl in the United States to complete a feature length film.  She is also the youngest winner ever of The Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grant.
Young Emily, now 16, has just finished her second feature film, The Retelling.
First time feature filmmakers Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck have collectively created accomplished short films, worked in television, commercials, and music videos. While living in Austin in 2005, they saw a local web posting: “Need 12-15 year olds for zombie movie directed by twelve-year-old girl,” and were immediately hooked, beginning a dizzy three and a half year journey documenting Emily’s filmmaking journey.
They are now independently pursuing various film projects, ranging from writing scripts in development to producing television shows, narrative feature films and documentaries.  Aaron Marshall currently resides in Los Angeles, Justin Johnson lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and Erik Mauck is based in Austin, Texas.
Talent at Comic-Con
Co-Director/Producer:  Aaron Marshall
Title Designer: Deborah Allison
Cast: Emily Hagins and Megan Hagins (Emily’s mother).

Comic-Con Screening
San Diego Convention Center
Room 26AB
(on the south side of the convention center — above Hall H)
Friday, July 24 – 7:00pm



A Conservationist Cowboy And U.S. Veteran Who Drives A Prius, Ragsdale Loves Fishing, Camping And Backpacking, Performs 200 Shows A Year And Recently Released His First Single “Modern Day Mountain Man” To Americana, Country And College Radio

Back in ’78, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson scaled the country charts with the warning of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” The song’s lyrics by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce advise mothers to raise their children as doctors or lawyers rather than cowboys, who seem to be “always alone.”

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Vogster Offers Comic Book Inspired Mayhem, Madcap Robots and Gang Warfare at San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Emerging Publisher Announces Presence at Leading Pop Culture Event

July  20, 2009, New York – Vogster Entertainment, an international innovator in video game design and content is pleased to announce their attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2009.  Vogster’s entire slate of upcoming releases will be on-hand at the largest pop culture gathering in the world.  Detailed below is the full schedule of Vogster’s activities that include tournaments, comic book signings and more!

UNBOUND SAGA (PSP) – Hot on the heels of its recent release, UNBOUND SAGA on the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) will be featured at the Sony booth (#5200).  This comic book inspired, arcade-style brawler invites you to “Rage off the Page!” as you brawl your way through level after level of panel-smashing, jaw-cracking action!

Additionally, Dark Horse Comics is touting the recent release of its UNBOUND SAGA comic book with an exclusive limited edition UNBOUND SAGA poster with art by Leinil Yu.  Dark Horse Comics is also hosting a series of signings at their booth (# 2615) featuring UNBOUND SAGA’s top rate talent at the following times:

  • 5:00 pm Friday July 24th: Joseph Michael Linsner – Cover artist (Cry for Dawn, Conan), Leinil Yu – Pin up artist (Secret Invasion, Superman: Birthright) & Mike Kennedy – Writer (Star Wars, Alien vs Predator)
  • 3:00 pm Sunday July 26th: Joseph Michael Linsner,  Leinil Yu & Mike Kennedy.

CrimeCraft (PC) — CrimeCraft is a Persistent World Next-gen Shooter (PWNS) that blends a gripping, urban gang-themed action-packed shooter experience with the best community and role-playing elements found typically only in MMO games.  CrimeCraft will be prominently featured at the Future Publishing’s Maximum PC “Gaming University” booth (#4122) where players will have the chance to participate in regular tournaments for prize packages and domination of the gang infested streets.

Robocalypse – Beaver Defense (Wii) will also be on available for game play sessions at the Maximum PC “Gaming University” booth ((#4122). Robocalypse – Beaver Defense is set against a comedic backdrop of warring robots gone haywire, and will challenge fans of tower-defense games to quickly and strategically build defensive towers to hold off the evil “Demolisher” and his robotic minions.  With a storyline created by Jay Lender, one of the writers from SpongeBob SquarePants™, Robocalypse – Beaver Defense will keep players laughing as they fight to fight of hordes of dastardly robots and foil the plans of a maniacal mutated beaver.

Spirit of the Swanee Music ParkSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – She may be little, but she’s loud and talented – and she’s the 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist Emily Brooke! “I just love performing,” Emily said later after it had sunk in that she will be representing North Florida in the state finals Oct. 25 in Pensacola.

Colby Craig of Lake City was named first runner-up in the NF competition.

The event was sponsored by WQHL 98.1 and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Kevin Thomas, WQHL radio

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

personality, was the emcee for the exciting event. Thomas was also the emcee last year for not only the North Florida events, but the state finals as well.

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BRING ME THE HORIZONdiamonds aren’t forever
FALL FROM GRACEhated youth
INSANE CLOWN POSSEchicken huntin’
MOTLEY CRUEgirls girls girls
NEW FOUND GLORYlisten to your friends
RED TAPEel salvador
TESTAMENT the haunting
THE MOOGyou raised a vampire
UNDEROATHtoo bright too see, too loud to hear

Zoran Theodorovic
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