Monthly Archives: February 2018

BRUTAL DEATH OF 1997 PUNK ROCKER RESONATES WITH MILLENNIAL’S

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Los Angeles, CA – First time Independent Filmmakers raised funding for “Bomb City” which depicts the true life story of punks vs. preps and what would ultimately become a massive movement from 1997 to today. Their DIY approach to bringing this movie to life would garner them critical acclaim, mass distribution and ultimately create a movement.

Celebrities, musicians and UFC fighters all signed on for the movie, with little to no pay so the story would be told. Punk icon CJ Ramone and Oscar nominated Producer/Director Richard Linklater (“School Of Rock”) would be two of the movies biggest advocates by hosting the Q&A’s around the country. “Bomb City” would sell out at every city and sweep the film festivals, proving hard work, dedication commitment and a compelling need to telling the truth, would pay off.

Set in 1997, “Bomb City” depicts the true story behind a controversial hate crime that divided the nation. In the film, director Jameson Brooks deconstructs two parallel worlds of the punks and the preps of Amarillo, Texas. “We put our hearts and souls into the making of “Bomb City” Brooks says. “This is where we start the movement against intolerance…Where we spread the message of unity…Where we celebrate the main character, Brian Denekes’, legacy with the world.” In the modern day bullying movement, many Millennials are resonating with fact that Deneke and his friends were literally bullied in the 90’s and pushed back, thereby creating retaliation on both sides.

Throughout the film, the radical appearances of the punks stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with a group of high school football jocks known as “white-hatters.” After losing a football game, the white-hatters have an altercation with several punks, igniting a series of hostile encounters between the two groups. One evening, these encounters climax with a horrific, violent street fight that would soon become notorious for being one of the most controversial hate crimes in modern American culture.

The young filmmakers grew up in Amarillo and knew the story of Brian and his friends. It would become their mission to tell the truth about the punk rock movement vs. the revered conservatives who hated them so vehemently, and the fact that the community backed the football players and their friends. “Today’s social media wouldn’t stand for this, but that wasn’t available in 1997. What is shocking is that the millennials have been our key demographic and seem to completely resonate with Bomb City. Not to mention the positive reviews from key media sources.” Stated Nadine Christine, Chief Publicist for the movie.

“Bomb City” will keep you in its grasp during every moment leading to its climactic violence. And it won’t let go until the closing credits roll.” Variety Magazine

“Under the direction of Jameson Brooks, the film is impressively even-handed. There’s no equivocating aside from the arguments of the defense attorney, and a sense of unease is sustained through the entire film via muted visuals and an impressively spare score (written by Cody and Sheldon Chick).” The Daily Beast

“Bomb City” delivers a clear moral message: a Mohawk and a leather jacket make a young man a threat to society as much as a pair of khakis and a baseball cap make another one virtuous and decent.” Forbes Magazine

“An empathetic drama ready to put straight-laced audiences in the shoes of a maligned subculture.” The Hollywood Reporter

“We all live in Bomb City, one stray match and the whole thing will explode.” The Austin Chronicle

Winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival and 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, ”Bomb City” has struck a chord with many viewers across the country. “Brian’s story has touched me since day one,” says actor and producer Major Dodge. “Now we get to share it with the world! I know it will do the same for anyone who watches the film.”

The Los Angeles Premiere took place on February 9th; with an all-star lineup in attendance to see the movie. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (UFC Champion), Shawn Smash & Miguel Conflict with band Total Chaos, Henry Melton (Pro Bowler for the Chicago Bears), Lamarr Houston (Linebacker for Chicago Bears) and many more were moved by these young filmmakers passion for getting this story told and the hard work they put into the film.

“Bomb City” stars Dave Davis (The Walking Dead), Glenn Morshower (24, Transformers) Logan Huffman(V, The Preppie Connection), Mae Mae Renfrow (Hunter Street on Nickelodeon,) “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Major Dodge (Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti). The film is directed by Jameson Brooks, written by Brooks and Sheldon Chick, and produced by Chick and Major Dodge.

“Bomb City” was released on February 9th, 2018 for a limited time in select theaters and On Demand worldwide. For more information about Bomb City, and to view the official trailer, please visit www.bombcityfilm.com. And follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BombCityFilm Twitter and IG: @bombcityfilm

For interviews or showings please contact:
Nadine Christine
nadine@innovativesouls.com

10th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Open for Nominations

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NEW YORK — The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are now accepting entries for the 10th Annual College Sports Media Awards (CSMAs).

The CSMAs recognize the best in college-sports-video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre/post-produced college-sports-video content.

This year’s CSMAs coincides with the launch of a new gallery website that features past CSMA winners and nominees, offering entrants and future generations of college-sports-video creators an annual resource of creativity and production ideas. Visit the new site at www.collegesportsmediaawards.com

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 23, 2018.

Winners and finalists will be honored during the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Ceremony on May 31 at the 2018 SVG College Sports Summit (May 30-June 1, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta). For more information about attending this year’s Summit, visit: www.SVGCollege.com

This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories, including:

Divisions: National Networks; Regional/Local Networks, Syndicators, and Production Companies; Collegiate Athletics; and Collegiate Student

Categories: Live Game Production; Live Non-Game Production; Program Series; Special Feature; Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign

The CSMAs are produced annually by two leading college sports and sports production associations. For over 10 years and with more than 6,000 members, the Sports Video Group has served as an industry advocate for professional and college-sports-video creators, producers, and distributors. NACDA is the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators, boasting a membership of more than 12,500 individuals and more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

For more information about SVG visit: www.sportsvideo.org
For more information about NACDA visit: www.NACDA.com

Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

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The deadline to apply for a study abroad grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Thursday, February 15. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award 50 $1,000 grants to students nationwide.

Awarded twice a year—50 in the spring and 25 in the fall—the grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but must currently attend an institution with an active chapter.

“I am humbled to have received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi and am incredibly appreciative of their commitment to providing students with resources for an enriching study abroad experience,” said Ryan Marine, a 2017 grant recipient from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “Phi Kappa Phi’s devotion to enabling students to study abroad will undoubtedly lead to life-changing experiences for many individuals.”

Phi Kappa Phi gives 75 study abroad grants annually to students on its chapter campuses. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $800,000.

In addition to the Study Abroad Program, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The application period for students to apply for a $1,000 study abroad grant is currently open until February 15. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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