Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Syfy is debuting a new reality series called "Hollywood Treasure" on Wednesday, October 27 featuring Joe Maddalena, the world's leading authority on entertainment memorabilia. Joe hunts down the memorabilia items, and auctions them off for top-dollar to pop culture collectors. Recent finds include the Wicked Witch's Hat from The Wizard of Oz, Jeannie's Bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, and the Magic Carpet Bag from Mary Poppins.

On November 6 at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios, he'll be holding another auction to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future. This auction will be open to the public, and people are also able to make bids on items online at HYPERLINK "http://www.icollector.com/" \o "blocked::http://www.icollector.com/http://www.icollector.com/"; www.icollector.com and HYPERLINK "http://www.profilesinhistory.com/" \o "blocked::http://www.profilesinhistory.com/http://www.profilesinhistory.com/"; www.profilesinhistory.com. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit Michael J. Fox's foundation.

In addition, the auction will feature general memorabilia items for bid, including:

· The original Superman comics No. 1 1939 valued at $100,000 -$200,000;
· A screen used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory valued at $8,000 - $12,000;
· Michael Jackson's stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses, which he gave to Corey Feldman as a gift, valued at $10,000 - $15,000.

Joe is also hunting down the lost Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz, which were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN in 2005. He's putting up a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help his hunt. He is working with an investigator and has some solid leads which he can share with you.

Below is a brief description on the series. Joe is very well-spoken, incredibly knowledgeable, filled with priceless stories, and is fun and easy to talk to.

Please let me know if you'd like to do a story in advance of the October 27 premiere of his new show, and to also alert people about this cool auction happening Nov. 6.

If you are interested in a viewing copy of the first two episodes of "Hollywood Treasure," please let me know.


Two back-to-back half hour episodes
Wednesdays (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Syfy
Starting October 27

Syfy's new reality series, Hollywood Treasure, featuring Joe Maddalena, will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly documentary-reality series that delves into the intricate world of collecting of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles.

Each episode follows Joe and his crew as they travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. Sometimes combing through basements and attics to uncover lost Hollywood treasure, and other times meeting with celebrities to view their personal keepsakes, Joe tracks leads and does whatever it takes to seal the deal for a piece of Hollywood history. From the Wicked Witch of the West hat to the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to the Mary Poppins carpet bag, Maddalena will stop at nothing to hunt down some of Hollywood's most legendary and mythical items. Episodes culminate with Joe presiding over a world-class auction, where all of the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world.

Hollywood Treasure is produced by Shevick*Zupon Entertainment. Jerry Shevick, Mark Zupon and Bruce Toms are Executive Producers, and Co-Executive Producer is Steve Longo.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Destroy All Movies!!! Hits The Shelves And The Road

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film is a wildly comprehensive release featuring A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the cast/creators of crucial titles like Repo Man, Return of the Living Dead, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl. Editors Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly reviewed countless prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn skid row masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget apocalyptic epics and movies that shouldn't even have been released, many of which have never been written about. Plus hundreds of eyeball-smashing stills and posters, many in full color!

This hot pink-infused tome nails down decades of insanity with superhuman research, vicious precision and electrically charged stills and images, and is the first and final definitive armchair roadmap to punk and new wave on celluloid. After over 5 years and 20,000 movies researched, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a must for all film fanatics, music maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, '80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers and spazzmatics!

DAM!!! also features tons of exclusive interviews with music/big screen luminaries including Ian MacKaye, Richard Hell, Penelope Spheeris, Nick Zedd, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, Alex Cox, Martha Coolidge, Lee Ving, Keith Morris, Mary Woronov and many more!

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film is slated to be released November 2010 just in time for Carlson and Connolly to hit the road on a movie screening and book signing tour. These two cinemasochists will pack a van full of books and 33mm film prints, doing 17 events in 8 cities in 14 days. Bookstore shows will incorporate the occasional live hardcore band or pile of free doughnuts, while ultra-rare 35mm theatrical screenings will include:

CLASS OF 1984 (1982) - Punk teen maniacs live the chaos in director Mark Lester's rabid ode to juvenile delinquency. The most violent punk classic of all boils over into mayhem as teachers take on new wave students in a battle to the DEATH!!

TIMES SQUARE (1980) - Two teenage girls set New York on fire in the ultimate street punk battle cry. This film was thought lost -- even by the studio that released it -- but we've found a one-of-a-kind 35mm print!

URGH!: A MUSIC WAR (1981) - The crucial on-stage document of the then-rampaging punk and new wave explosion. Earth-shaking performances from countless bands including Devo! Dead Kennedys! Klaus Nomi! Gary Numan! The Go-Go's! The Cramps! X! Gang of Four! Must be seen to be believed.

VALLEY GIRL (1983) - This '80s teen masterpiece is the first, last and most hilarious word in punk heartbreak. Nicolas Cage stars as an LA new waver who gets his guts tangled up over an all-American high school princess. Unstoppable.

…all these plus punk classics like LADIES & GENTLEMEN - THE FABULOUS STAINS, GET CRAZY, the afterschool special THE DAY MY KID WENT PUNK and many more!

Fantagraphics Books & The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Present:



Meet authors Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly plus special guests!




Tues, Nov 9 • 7PM


The Guild Cinema

3405 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 255-1848



Fri, Nov 12 • 5PM

Book Signing: Scarecrow Video

5030 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 524-8554


Fri, Nov 12 • 7PM


The Grand Illusion Cinema

1403 NE 50th St.

Seattle, WA 98105 - (206) 523-3935


Sat, Nov 13 • 2PM

Book Signing: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

1201 South Vale St (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108

(206) 658-0110



Sat, Nov 13 • 6PM


With Special Guest Penelope Spheeris

Capitol Theatre

206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-6670


OLYMPIA, WA (cont)

Sun, Nov 14 • 1PM

Book Signing: Orca Books

509 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 352-1456


Sun, Nov 14 • 7PM


Capitol Theatre

206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-6670


Mon, Nov 15 • 8PM

Book Signing w/ live music by White Boss

Olympia Timberland Library downtown

313 8th Ave Southeast
Olympia, WAn 98501
(360) 352-0595



Tues, Nov 16 • 6:30PM

Book Signing with DJ HWY 7

Reading Frenzy

921 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97205

(503) 274-1449


Tues, Nov 16 • 9PM


Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 281-4215



Wed, Nov 17 • 6PM


Bijou Art Cinema

492 E 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 686-2458



Thurs, Nov 18 • 9:45PM

Film Screening: CLASS OF 1984

Del Mar Theater

1124 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469-3220



Fri, Nov 19 • 3PM

Book Signing: Needles & Pens

3253 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 255-1534


Fri, Nov 19 • 7PM

Film Screening: SURF II & TIMES SQUARE
The Hurley )( Gallery Space presents an exhibition featuring a 36 foot mural collaboration with renowned artists Nathan Ota and 'RISK' entitled

"Good Times"

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 6:00pm - 10:00pm

(Costa Mesa, CA - October 11, 2010) - The Hurley )(SPACE Gallery is excited to present a mural collaboration with celebrated artists Nathan Ota and graffiti artist 'RISK' (Kelly Graval), a member of the legendary Seventh Letter Crew. In addition to the 36 ft. mural collaboration, the galley will feature some of Ota's smaller illustration works.

This exhibit opening will also mark the debut of Nathan Ota's vinyl figure collectible "Midnight Crooner"; a collaborative project with toy pioneers Three Zero and Strange Co., collectively called "Double Super". "Midnight Crooner" is based on an original painting by Nathan Ota from 2008 and features special tailored clothing including an actual working lamp. Ota has also hand painted a number of limited addition cases for the figures as well, which will be available for purchase at the exhibit.

Starting with a fascination in the art of graffiti Nathan Ota made his way into the world of illustration, working in almost every arena of art and media including; newspapers, magazines, recording companies, background art for the gaming industry, and gallery. In addition to his numerous gallery exhibitions and achievements as an illustrator Ota teaches drawing, painting and design to the bright young minds at the Otis College of Art and Design as well as Santa Monica College.

In a career spanning 27 years, RISK has impacted the evolution of graffiti as an art form in Los Angeles and worldwide. RISK gained major notoriety for his unique style and pushed the limits of graffiti further than any writer in L.A. had before: He was one of the first writers in Southern California to paint freight trains, and he pioneered writing on "heavens," or freeway overpasses. At the peak of his career he took graffiti from the streets and into the gallery with the launch of the Third Rail series of art shows, and later parlayed the name into the first authentic line of graffiti-inspired clothing.

Nathan Ota and RISK collaborated together over 25 years ago when they were classmates in high school. After high school they went their separate ways but reconnected once again through their mutual friends in the artist community.

"We did a collaboration piece for an in-store artist signing and were just amazed on how our work looked together and we both just looked at each other and I think we both knew we had to do more. This piece we did for Hurley is just that. Two friends that used to do graffiti over 2 decades ago coming together again with newfound skills and maturity doing it again!" - Nathan Ota

WHAT: Nathan Ota featuring a collaboration with Seventh Letter Crew's RISK

WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

WHERE: Hurley's )(SPACE Gallery

1945 Placentia Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

The event will be catered by Long Board Ice Cream and Kogi Food Truck. Surprise musical guest to be announced. "Midnight Crooner" figures will be available for purchase at this exhibit and is also available for pre-order on their website, http://www.strangeco.com/Retail_item.php?id=3037&cat=90

About Hurley

Founded in 1999, Hurley is an authentic "Microphone for Youth" brand rooted in surf,

skate, art, music and beach cultures. Driven by creativity and freedom of expression,

Hurley develops world-class products for guys, girls and kids, including sportswear,

footwear, eyewear, accessories, loungewear, swimwear and wetsuits. A wholly owned,

independently run subsidiary of Nike, Inc., Hurley's corporate headquarters are

located in Costa Mesa, CA, with international offices in Tokyo, Sydney, Barcelona and

Bali. www.hurley.com

Four City Tour Kicks Off on October 21
Los Angeles, CA/October 11, 2010/positivePR -In what is sure to be a ground-breaking live event, Corey Feldman and his band Truth Movement announce, “The Lost Boys Ball,” a four city House of Blues tour kicking off in San Diego, CA, on October 21, followed by Las Vegas, NV (October 23); Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, CA (October 24); and Anaheim, CA (October 28). Each tour date will feature a screening of the classic Lost Boys film, clips from Lost Boys: The Thirst (releasing on Warner Home Video, October 12), and a performance by Feldman’s band, Truth Movement.

Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com.

The events are being billed as “happenings” where other “Lost Boys” fans get to hang out. The evening will feature costume contests, themed dinners, live Q&A sessions with Feldman and on certain dates - other surprise guests. There will be an elaborate light and laser show along with special VIP packages offering post-parties and photo opportunities with Feldman.

“We are creating a new medium in the touring industry, and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” commented Feldman. “I am also so excited that Lost Boys fans and fans of Truth Movement can now share a live experience that truly is history in the making.”

To learn more about Truth Movement and Corey Feldman, please visit www.coreyfeldman.net, or www.myspace.com/technologyanalogy. For additional ticket and tour information visit LiveNation.com.

About Truth Movement: Fronted by singer /songwriter Corey Feldman, Truth Movement is a Pink Floyd-inspired homage to classic rock and is made up of a group of young and very talented Los Angeles musicians who have been playing together for several years. Their namesake is a tribute to Corey's desire to write and perform with honesty and a goal to advocate the truth.
Ape Entertainment To Publish Strawberry Shortcake

Loveable 80s icon set to return to comic books

October 09, 2010: As part of its New York Comic Con announcements, Ape Entertainment has revealed today that it will publish comic books based on the immensely popular property Strawberry Shortcake. Owned by American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), Strawberry Shortcake shot to fame in the early 1980s and has been a beloved staple of both children and adults ever since.

“The great thing about Strawberry Shortcake is that it crosses generations and brings parents and kids together,” says founder and co-publisher David Hedgecock. “Unlike a lot of comics found on the shelves today, this is a property that the entire family can enjoy. It’s both nostalgic and new, all at the same time.”

Published under the company’s all-ages imprint, Kizoic, Strawberry Shortcake comic books will reach stores in early 2011 with exclusive scratch & sniff covers.

Now celebrating 30 sweet years, Strawberry Shortcake has been a favorite with little girls and moms alike, teaching wholesome values, going on fantasy adventures and proving that little girls can do big things. For more information about Strawberry Shortcake and her magical fruit-filled world visit www.strawberryshortcake.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/strawberryshortcake.

For more information on Ape Entertainment, visit www.ape-entertainment.com.

For Immediate Release:

Ape Entertainment Gets Rich
Richie Rich® set to receive comic book revamp

NEW YORK COMIC CON (October 9, 2010)—At New York Comic Con today, Ape Entertainment and Classic Media announced that Ape Entertainment will reimagine the classic cartoon and comic book character Richie Rich® for a modern-day audience in an all-new comic series that will turn the world’s richest kid into a globetrotting adventurer who uses his limitless wealth for good.

“Everyone inside the Ape HQ grew up a Richie Rich fan,” says Ape Entertainment founder and co-publisher Brent E. Erwin. “What we’re hoping to do with the property now is update it with a contemporary spin and bring even more action and intrigue to the original stories we all grew up on.”

Part James Bond, Jr., and part Indiana Jones with Donald Trump’s bank account, Richie Rich is an altruistic adventurer who travels the world helping the less fortunate. With his close-knit team of friends, including an updated I rona and a butt-kicking Cadbury, Richie is a hero for a new generation, acting as the voice for the underprivileged while putting his wallet and exceptional character to good use, spending some, but helping many.

“While there will be plenty of adventure, there will also be plenty of fun,” continues Erwin. “Ape is by no means reinventing the wheel, just adding another spoke. And in the words of Richie Rich, you can take that to the bank!”

“We are excited to partner with Ape Entertainment for a reimagining of Richie Rich,” said Karyn Schneider, VP, Licensing, Classic Media. “Richie is a long-standing star of the comic book world and we look forward to adding new adventures to his story.”

Published under the company’s all-ages imprint, KiZoic, Richie Rich will reach stores in early 2011.

For more information on Ape Entertainment, visit http://www.ape-entertainment.com.