Herbie J Pilato Chronicles Retro Pop-Culture Icons In Twin TV Tomes

Television's Top Female Icons from the '50s, '60s and '70s

Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door

Author Herbie J Pilato

Writer/producer Herbie J Pilato

TV's Top Male Icons from the '50s, '60s and '70s

Dashing, Daring and Debonair

Herbie J Pilato chronicles classic TV's top male and female icons in twin books: Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, and Dashing, Daring and Debonair

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The darling Donna Douglas who with both gusto and grace played Elly May Clampett, the diamond in the rough on "The Beverly Hillbillies"…The barrier-and race-breaking performance of the distinguished Diahann Carroll as "Julia" in the same-named, first-African-American-led sitcom in TV history…The smart and sassy magic of Barbara Eden on "I Dream of Jeannie"…Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman")…Dawn Wells ("Gilligan’s Island")…Farrah Fawcett ("Charlie’s Angels")…Suzanne Somers ("Three’s Company")…Sally Field ("Gidget"/"The Flying Nun"), Lindsay Wagner ("The Bionic Woman"), Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch"), Julie Newmar ("Batman")…each of them and more are probed, prodded and paid tribute to GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: TELEVISION’S ICONIC WOMEN OF THE ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, which is filled with insightful, entertaining and revealing biographies.

As the author of female-geared classic television biographies like Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, and Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, with the GIDGETS book, Herbie J Pilato chronicles as many charismatic women who have made their ‘beauty-mark’ in television. Pilato celebrates their contributions beyond aesthetic appeal and more to honor the intelligence, individual wit, and unique talent and style that each of them have contributed to television — and how that great medium in particular was utilized to introduce and showcase so many amazing and wonderful women to the world.

For exclusive and key information on TV’s top leading ladies who shattered expectations and paved the way for successive generations, GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is the number one resource and go-to guide.

Conversely, and as a companion to the GIDGETS tome, Pilato penned DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR: TV’S TOP MALE ICONS FROM THE ’50s, ’60s AND ’70s.

With a Foreword by Adam West ("Batman"), and Joel Eisenberg ("The Chronicles of Ara"), DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR discusses the lives and careers of classic television’s legendary personalities from in-front-of and behind-the-camera including: Ed Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), Tony Dow ("Leave it to Beaver"), Norman Lear ("All in the Family"), Andy Griffith ("The Andy Griffith Show"), Stanley Livingston ("My Three Sons"), David Carradine and Radames Pera ("Kung Fu"), Larry Hagman ("I Dream of Jeannie"/"Dallas"), Paul Peterson ('The Donna Reed Show"), David Cassidy ("The Partridge Family"), Barry Williams ("The Brady Bunch"), John Schneider and Tom Wopat ("The Dukes of Hazzard"), Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), Robert Wagner ("It Takes a Thief"), Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox ("CHiPs"), Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry and William Shatner ("Star Trek"), and more.

Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, talk show hosts or series creators or producers, they each ignited their own particular brand of appeal and, in the process, inspired their audience to cheer them on — whatever their guise. This book explores and celebrates the men who left an indelible impression on generations.

In either case, any fan or follower of classic television or pop-culture history will find much to enjoy in GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, and DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR.


“Why is it so many books written about the entertainment industry aren’t entertaining? Not so with Herbie J Pilato’s Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door. He’s clearly in love with the business and the actresses in it and it’s a fun read to zip through. This isn’t one of those tell-all books, revealing private secrets that should’ve stayed untold — this is a positive, fact-filled celebration of the women he writes about.”

– Treva Silverman, Emmy Award winning story editor of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "That Girl"


“Herbie J Pilato’s own personal panache shines like a diamond stickpin in Dashing, Daring and Debonair — a perfectly fund and extremely addictive read.”
– Cindy Williams, star of "Laverne & Shirley"


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HarLau Productions “Inimicus” Drama has completed casting and is set to begin filming by early 2021

DURHAM, NC, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Inimicus” by HarLau Productions

Drama has completed casting and is set to begin filming by early 2021

For Immediate Release:

As announced by HarLau Productions, the debut production from producer/director Paula Lauzon titled “Inimicus” has completed its casting search and will begin filming in late 2020/early 2021. Jeff Briggs, together with Katherine McHargue, are the lead actors of the film, which centers around a former soldier struggling from the effects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Briggs, a native North Carolinian, began his acting career in 2005. To date, he has appeared in over forty film projects with several others currently in post-production. McHargue, who hails from Virginia, began her acting career in 2010 and has worked in front as well as behind the camera on several TV shows. Both are represented by Beverly J. Brock, The Brock Agency, Inc., North Carolina.

“Inimicus” also stars David Afflick, Lee Darnell, and Lawrence Gilligan. Anthony Varon will be producing the film while Lauzon will be directing.

The story follows Clyde Duncan, a former soldier who struggles to reintegrate into normal life after several tours of military duty. Despite his best efforts, Clyde's inner demons take center stage as his wife and friends try desperately to keep his PTSD from consuming his life.

“The artistic mission of this film is to try to inspire viewers that there is more to be gained from life by not giving up hope,” said Lauzon. “We want to create something pleasing to audiences but we also hope it inspires them to get involved any way they can to help people with this terrible disease.”

"Inimicus" shines a light on the very real trauma that so many returning from the battlefield face on a daily basis. As of this writing, PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime.


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Our mission is to develop, finance, produce, and distribute Feature Films, Short Films, Web/TV Series, and more in various genres. This will be done by purchasing screenplays from writers around the country and possibly the globe. Being a professional writer is not just a moniker but something that is earned. Writers are very good at their craft and HarLau Productions intends to have their stories told. Our aim is to ensure that our projects are viewed by global audiences and return profits to the film's investors and all of its profit participants. Our full intention is to be working on films that not only offer entertainment to the viewing audience, but that also have a purposeful mission.

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Catch the Premiere of the Critically Acclaimed, Animated Musical Comedy "Central Park” on Apple TV+

Central Park

A new animated musical comedy starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first two episodes of "Central Park" premieres Friday, May 29th, on Apple TV +. “Central Park” is a new animated musical comedy from Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard (“Bob’s Burgers”), executive producer Josh Gad (“Frozen”) and executive producer Nora Smith (“Bob’s Burgers”).

“Central Park” is an animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly and Cole in the world’s most famous park, while fending off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, who would love nothing more than to turn the park into condos.

The series voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci. Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Anthony Hamilton and Meghan Trainor have all penned songs for the series.

The new series premieres globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

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Bianca Banks announces the release of her new podcast series

The MND Show With Bianca Banks

The MND Show With Bianca Banks

As Bianca Banks launches her new podcast series, The MND Show, she reveals that it will focus on current events and powerfully sensitive topics.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S., May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bianca Banks has just launched her new podcast series, The MND Show. Banks is not the only presenter of the podcast and is joined by her daughter, Jasmine, as co-presenter.

The podcasts of The MND Show will soon start airing on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Considering that Bianca is not only an accomplished businesswoman, but has also had a stint in a reality show, is a well-known socialite, and community advocate, the show promises to touch on many interesting topics.
The MND Show will include participation from special guests, to help increase awareness where needed and to express their views on current trending topics. According to Bianca Banks, the idea of bringing her daughter in as co-presenter came to her when she realized that she wanted others to also understand the perspectives of the younger generation.

Bianca Banks feels that the young are far more sensitive to current issues than they are given credit for and can help shape a better future for the planet. The MND Show will touch on social, environmental issues, but will also look at the fun side of trending news and social events.
“Our celebrity guests will bring a fun take to the podcasts,” says Ms. Banks. “Other guest appearances will include people who work hard to make a difference within their communities through their various specialized fields of work.”
Banks has a keen interest in many philanthropic causes, but she is especially interested in the plight of the homeless, undeserved children, domestic violence, and abuse. She is particularly concerned about how most of these issues affect women and children.
Addiction is another area that Banks concentrates her charitable work on. She has said that for countries to see a decrease in the number of addicts, more attention must be paid to reducing domestic violence and abuse.

For those that are not aware of who she is: Bianca Banks is the CEO of her family-owned business. In her role as a business consultant, Banks is a powerful woman, but there is a soft side to her. This is the side that her viewers will enjoy on The MND Show.
As a single mother, Banks is divorced, this businesswoman understands the sacrifices that most women need to make to balance motherhood with a career. However, she strongly believes that women are the stronger of the two sexes and can have the best of both worlds if they set their hearts and minds to it.

Bianca Banks has also left her mark in the world of showbusiness. In 2017, she made her premiere in the entertainment business when she took part in a reality show. Bravo’s show was called “Invite Only Cabo” and Banks was a member of the main cast.
Larry Sims, the celebrity hairstylist, was the mastermind and star of the show. Sims invited Banks to join the cast that included other friends of his and the eight episodes included feuds and fun in the sun. The show was set in Cabo, Mexico, and the luxury vacation reality was filmed 24/7.

Since the end of the show, Banks has concentrated her efforts on her business, her family, and her role as community advocate and philanthropist.
As Banks prepares for the launch she stated, “Our communities need people who care about and understand their problems. The MND Show will concentrate on raising awareness and showing people how they can also offer their time or money to help various causes in their communities and beyond. Other than that, we plan to keep people company by offering them the most interesting trending stories, including many fun and informative conversations between us and our special guests on various interesting topics.”

The beautiful mother and daughter team have an energizing dynamic and promise to bring their vitality to each episode of their podcast.

Updates on the podcast can be found on Bianca Bank’s Instagram page @itsbiancabanks and on the podcast page @themndshow. The show will also be broadcast live from Hollywood, California on @Dash radio.
Find out more about Bianca Banks here: https://itsbiancabanks.com/

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HIP Video Promo presents: Dublin musical duo JamLive premiere cinematic "Stay" music video on Music-News.com


JamLive – Stay

The introspective music that JamLive releases is meant to share their experiences while also connecting to each listener's individual story.

DUBLIN, LEINSTER, IRELAND, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Stay" by JamLive on Music-News.com

The essence of one's environment will affect their outlook and angle in life. J and Jacob of JamLive have always been prompted by the perpetual changes in their journey; music was their singular constant. The Dublin based duo crossed paths in high school and after a bit of separation due to schooling; J (vocals) and Jacob (drums) decided to be in musical unison with their shared creative vision. JamLive is profoundly influenced by Radiohead and U2; their familiar rock style is now fused with an acoustic/alt sound.

JamLive focus heavily on the audio element and put just as much effort into the visual component. Each music video is like a film project: it portrays the story that J and Jacob crafted. Altogether, the introspective music that JamLive releases is meant to share their experiences while also connecting to each listener's individual story.

The audience feels every emotion possible when watching JamLive's debut music video, "Stay." J and Jacob are dressed up while performing on desolate land; the camera cuts to a flourishing narrative of the highs and lows of a new relationship. The honeymoon phase is short-lived, and during the bridge, all we know about the couple's connection takes a drastic turn. J uses his voice as an instrument and belts out "oohs" and "ahs" so dejectedly that it parallels in the arguments and tension of the once-perfect pair.

Hand holding turns into arms crossed against the chest, and bus snuggles shift into separate seats in different rows. We begin to lose hope when the reoccurring house party they met at only encompasses half of the couple- the guy. Yet, when he sits down disheartened, he is greeted by the soft, warm smile we are all familiar with from his other half who just walked through the door.

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George Hierro Makes Spectacular Summer 2020 Debut – Speed Bumps EP Out June 12th

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George Hiero

George Hiero - New Album

George Hiero – New Album

CHATAN-CHO, OKINAWA, JAPAN, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The insatiably smooth sound and striking balance in the harmony of the hybrid style of George Hierro is a genuine reflection of his remarkable passion and the true respect he has for the art of making music. He grew up playing guitar & piano as a young child; soon after he played in his first Reggae band during the 2000s; and now, with two tours proudly serving his country in Iraq & Afghanistan for the U.S. Marine Corps behind him, George has the opportunity to make the biggest moves of his music-career to-date with the release of his debut EP at long last. Comprised of six stunning originals all recorded, mixed, and mastered from the comfort of his own studio in his current home-base on the island of Okinawa in Japan – Hierro made the record he’s dreamed of making for years and now it’s here – the Speed Bumps EP arrives officially June 12th!

With years of experience entertaining listeners & viewers found all across the globe through live covers of his favorite songs on his YouTube channel, George has already amassed an incredibly loyal fan-base and established his name firmly within the music-scene. Beyond excited to start and share this next chapter of his career with each & every one of YOU out there, he’s put his heart & soul into the music & making of the Speed Bumps EP in a sincere effort to create moments in time that are as thought-provoking & moving as they are catchy & unforgettable. Through a vibrantly spirited fusion-based sound of his own design, George’s debut EP is loaded with powerfully melodic music & colorful ideas that authentically reflect on everything he’s been through to become the man & artist he now is today. Blending sweet island vibes into innovative combinations of Reggae, Pop, Rock, Indie, Jazz, Folk, & more – Hierro held nothing back in the immaculate attention to detail and care he’s put into every single song.

From the music to the microphone, the Speed Bumps EP fully reveals the X-factor of an insightful and innovative artist that wields his versatility in sound, vivid lyrical imagery, and brilliantly melodic vocals like the true assets they are. Focused intently on creating tunes that will hold up for the rest of time, the Speed Bumps EP is filled with compelling & engaging ideas with execution that is second to none – this moment…this opportunity…it all means everything to George…and that can be heard in his songs. He’s never once given up on the dream of being a career musician, and now he’s set to turn that dream into reality with the official release of the Speed Bumps EP this summer; he’s 100% stoked for you to join him in celebrating the culmination of a lifelong passion…and finding the place where he truly belongs.

Circle the date, mark your calendars – George is taking his entire career to the next-level this year with the release of the Speed Bumps EP on June 12th, 2020. Through a lineup of tunes stocked full of rhythms and grooves, radiantly bold vocals, and a high dose of real songwriter’s craft – George Hierro proves that he’s had exactly what it takes all along – and now he gets the honor of sharing his special gift , with you.

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Director Meta Akkus Signs on for US Projects

Acclaimed French-Turkish filmmaker, Meta Akkus. (Copyright Tom Robinson)

The French-Turkish director of 'Make a Wish’ has also signed with a US management & production company for representation.

[Meta's] worldly life and artistic experience, coupled with her perspective as a woman who had to rise through the ranks of the European film industry…positions her as a true asset to [the US].”

— John W. Beach

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acclaimed filmmaker Meta Akkus, known for her distinct method of incorporating stylistic elements of childlike naivety with fanciful and mature imagery into her work, has been attached to a number of US projects as the film industry ramps up the production slate for a post-COVID-19 world.

The co-director of the Soho International Film Festival documentary feature 'Turkish Passport', and helmer of dozens of commercials for big-name brands like Chanel and BMW, will direct a number of films, a television series as well as commercials as arranged through East Coast outfit Lamplighter.

Most notably, Meta is due to collaborate with acclaimed production company Go Atticus, who boast Cadillac, ASICS and Nike as clients.

In addition, Meta is in talks with Fairway Film Alliance for future projects, and is also expected to collaborate with the Tony-award nominated producers behind film 'The Unborn.'

In a statement offered to press, John W. Beach at Gravity Squared Entertainment stated, “Meta is truly a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. Her worldly life and artistic experience, coupled with her perspective as a woman who had to rise through the ranks of the European film industry on her own merit, positions her as a true asset to the American film industry.”

It is expected Meta will start filming immediately on those projects which have skeleton crews and can be facilitated under strict COVID-19 mandates, as the industry shut-down has created an urgent need for fresh narrative content.

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Top: Jabree Webber, “It Happened One Night”; Sandra Evers-Manly; BHERC, Zoe Malhotra, “God Bless the Cook”; Mid: Alycia Cooper, “Trade”; Lenore T. Douglas/Cheray O’Neal, “Weep Not”; Wanjiru Njendu, “Boxed”; Bot: Nicole Thompson, “Blackbird” Dez Volmeus, “

Top: Jabree Webber, “It Happened One Night”; Sandra Evers-Manly; BHERC, Zoe Malhotra, “God Bless the Cook”; Mid: Alycia Cooper, “Trade”; Lenore T. Douglas/Cheray O’Neal, “Weep Not”; Wanjiru Njendu, “Boxed”; Bot: Nicole Thompson, “Blackbird” Dez Volmeus, “

Sistas combined photo

2020 BHERC Sistas Film Fest Entries

SIgnature BHERC “Sistas” Film Festival makes successful debut online to global viewing audience citing flexibility, ease of use, superb and thrilling content.

Now more than ever the Black female perspective is needed in filmmaking, we cannot deny their power. The community needs to know and support our “Sister Sheroes” as they tell our stories.”

— Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC, President and Founder

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) BHERC TV streaming service is fresh off of a successful 27th Anniversary of the “Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves” Short Film Festival streamed online at BHERC TV May 23rd Noon to May 24th 5:00PM with a vibrant and interactive Q and A ZOOM session that followed the end of the festival with the filmmakers at 6:00PM on Sunday May 24th.

More than 1250 national and international viewers logged in at their leisure to enjoy the 7 films selected for this year’s event. Many commented in the Q and A that one of the key benefits of the festival was the opportunity to watch the films “on demand” and multiple times. Others indicated that they had not been able to travel to Los Angeles in the past. Having in online, allowed them the opportunity to participate as well as to meet the filmmakers. “I had a phenomenal experience participating in the BHERC Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Film Festival. My film Blackbird is a proof of concept for a feature script I wrote that is seeking funding. As a filmmaker I felt very supported and I am grateful for an opportunity to share my film with the world and reach a global audience.” Stated Nicole Thompson Director “Blackbird”.

The Q and A was exceptionally informative. Moderated BHERC President Sandra J. Evers-Manly, the session moved amongst the filmmakers attempting to answers the overwhelming number of questions from the audience. Delving into the motive, inspiration, budgets, practical and technical aspects of the making of each of the films. Allowing also to display some of the personalities and backgrounds of filmmakers. Each were able to provide insight and advice about their process and what to do to get started as well as what projects they are working on next. The 2020 filmmakers consist of emerging directors who are students, actresses, even a long-time comedienne who is now a director. All who have a unique voice and story that was told with many more to come. “This year’s festival was a little different from our past festivals. It was our first time going virtual and it was great. The response from both the filmmakers and the audience was overwhelmingly positive,” remarked John Forbes, Executive Director, BHERC. “The audience was able to watch the films at their leisure and streaming films gave the filmmaker a wider audience base, not only locally but globally. We had viewers from the state Washington to Washington, D.C., from California to New York and beyond.”

“I am so honored to have “It Happened One Night” selected as a part of the 2020 Sistas Are Doin’ It Themselves Film Festival. BHERC consistently supports us filmmakers. We had an extraordinary weekend of screenings and a fantastic panel discussion,” stated Jabree Walker, Director, “It Happened One Night”. "SISTAS…" began twenty-five plus years ago as a call to the entertainment industry to acknowledge the grand talent among African American women filmmakers. A screening and discussion now one of the most recognized inspirational and emulated events of the Black filmmaking community and the only program that has consistently supported the work of African American women filmmakers for more than two decades.

Past "Sista filmmakers and participants" have included Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Shots Fired), Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou), Yvette Freeman (ER), Dianne Houston (first Black Female to be nominated for an Academy Award / Short Film category) and the Oscar-nominated Dee Rees (Mudbound).

The 2020 class of Sistas Short Film filmmakers included:
It Happened One Night – Jabree Webber, Director/Writer: In 2022, after Roe v. Wade is overturned, a woman struggles to find the care she needs after being sexually assaulted.;
Lost and Found – Director/Writer Dezmyre Volmeus: A successful fashion editor recently engaged to her ex-con lover. She used her connections to get him a hotel manager position, only to find out he got an employee pregnant. Should she fight and make it work or can love conquer all?
Trade – Alycia Cooper, Director/Writer: After being released from prison, a married father of two must protect his family from the cellmate he crossed a line with.;
Blackbird – Nicole L. Thompson, Director/Writer: A young woman is torn between two worlds: her day job cleaning planes and her dream of becoming a pilot. When she takes steps to pursue aviation, she is met with resistance, and must fight against the odds to get her wings.;
Weep Not – Lenore Thomas Douglas, Director/Writer, Cheray O’Neal, Writer: Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.;
Boxed – Director/Writer/Producer Wanjiru Njendu: Boxed is a fictionalized short film based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849.;
God Bless the Cook – Director Zoe Malhotra, Annalise Pasztor: Roslyn Spence, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, introduces her greatest mentor and challenge: her mother. At 94 years old, Edith Bell is still cooking, dancing, and sharing stories of when she cooked for Hollywood’s biggest stars. When the two are in the kitchen together, sparks fly between the two big personalities with very different life experiences. Through their shared language of food, this story reflects on that special bond shared between mother and daughter.

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic The BHERC Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Film Festival” this 27th year was an opportunity for participants to screen the films online at BHERC TV. A New streaming service launched in February 2020 that provides short film content — from comedy to drama, narratives to docudrama — produced and directed by Black Filmmakers. BHERC TV is a leading worldwide provider of narrative and documentary short films about the African American experience as well as content from across the diaspora and diverse populations. For more information about BHERC TV log on to www.bherctv.com.

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Animated Children’s Film, SEAPER POWERS, Showing Early Success in the Film Festival Circuit

Seaper Powers The Movie Poster (To be released in late 2020)

Kim Cameron (Creator/Author/Producer of Seaper Powers)

A still image from Seaper Powers The Movie

Seaper Powers The Movie features the adventures of a little girl named, Emma and her sea-creature friends with an underlying theme of oceanic conservation.

Our connection to animals can be our greatest adventure.”

— Kim Cameron

MIAMI, FL, USA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Side FX Partners, LLC is excited to announce that their upcoming animated film, ‘Seaper Powers The Movie’, is already showing early success in the film festival circuit.

Although the film is in the end stages of production, it has received festival awards in the categories of Best Screenplay, Best Trailer, and Best Soundtrack festivals worldwide including the Madrid Film Festival (Best Screenplay), New York International Film Awards (Best Soundtrack), World Film Carnival-Singapore (Best Soundtrack), and Aphrodite Film Awards (Best Soundtrack), among others.

Created by Kim Cameron (who created, wrote, directed, and produced the project), the Seaper Powers series includes five books, a soundtrack, toys, and the new upcoming animated feature film, all of which follow the adventures of Emma and her sea creature friends. The latest book, “In Search of Blue Jays Treasure” has been recognized by the Purple Dragon Book Awards. Ms. Cameron has been touring elementary schools and libraries across the country reading her stories and encouraging children to respect the ocean and the animals who live there because “our connection to animals can be our greatest adventure”, says Cameron.

“I am honored to be recognized by these prestigious film festivals.  It is one of my many dreams come true.” -Kim Cameron.

Last month, “Seaper Powers The Movie Soundtrack” was released worldwide and includes 18 ocean themed tracks that are featured in the film. The first single, Mr. Octopus, was released in November 2019 and the video was featured on YouTube Kids. The music matches the ocean theme of the book and film with an eclectic mix of reggae beats, calypso, deep house sounds, electro-pop, rap, children's pop, and tropical jazzy notes. Musical voices and talent for the music include, Kim Cameron, John DePatie, Kris Pierce, Leo “DaVincci” Mayorga, among others. The music can be found on all major platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

‘Seaper Powers The Movie’ is expected to be released later this year.

For more information on Seaper Powers, please visit his website at www.SeaperPowers.com.

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How the Deer Moon Hungers by Susan Wingate Nominated for BookLife Award by Publishers Weekly

How the Deer Moon Hungers

Nominated for Best Fiction Work

Writing How the Deer Moon Hungers was a labor of love and is a great coming of age story that I hope readers will enjoy from the first page to the last.”

— Susan Wingate

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, UNITED STATES , May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Susan Wingate announces that her forthcoming novel, How the Deer Moon Hungers (ISBN – 979-8629230182, False Bay Books, 2020) has been nominated for the BookLife Award by Publishers Weekly in the category of fiction. How the Deer Moon Hungers, is a coming of age novel in which the hidden horrors of juvenile detention facilities are exposed through the journey of Mackenzie Fraser. How the Deer Moon Hungers is available for pre-sale and will be launched nationally on July 15, 2020.

The BookLife Prize is an annual writing competition sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly. It seeks to support independent authors and discover great written works. The BookLife Prize is judged by Publishers Weekly reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans, and awards are given to finalists in each category with a grand cash prize of $5,000 going to the most outstanding finalist. The winner will be announced on December 21, 2020.

“I am very honored and proud that How the Deer Moon Hungers has been recognized as a nominee for the BookLife Award,” said Susan Wingate, author of How the Deer Moon Hungers. “Writing the book was a labor of love and is a great coming of age story that I hope readers will enjoy from the first page to the last.”
In How the Deer Moon Hungers, Mackenzie Fraser knows that her parents aren’t getting back together. Despite her attempts to shelter her seven-year-old sister, Tessa, from the truth, she cannot protect her from brutal realities. Then, on a trip into town, a drunk driver crashes into Tessa, killing her.
Because Mackenzie had marijuana in her possession when Tessa died, she is sentenced to eighteen months in a juvenile detention center for intent to distribute. In detention, Mackenzie experiences violence and sexual abuse, both from other girls and from staff members. Over the course of eighteen months, she considers her relationships with her parents, her friend Gemma, and others affected by Tessa’s death.
The mission of the BookLife Prize is to discover, cultivate, support, and celebrate great works of unpublished or self-published writing by independent authors. It also aims to provide feedback to authors about their work, provide a critic’s report which may assist finalists in the marketing of their fiction, and provide financial support via a cash prize to the grand-prize winner.


Susan Wingate is a #1 Amazon bestselling award-winning author of over fifteen novels. Susan writes across fiction often setting her stories in the Pacific Northwest where lives in Washington State with her husband, Bob.

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Source: EIN Presswire