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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® And Motor Marc Art Brands To NVR Shoes For Custom Kicks

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GLENDALE, CA – June 1, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of  NVR Shoes as a licensee for The Three Stooges® and Motor Marc ArtTM Brands for a line of custom sneakers. Products will be available this summer online at www.theavevenice.com and www.ShopKnucleheads.com.

Sneakerheads can now get their kicks with Larry, Moe and Curly and the fantasy art of internationally acclaimed fine artist, Motor Marc, emblazoned on a svelte, mid-cut canvas sneaker. “The unique style, quality, and comfort of the NVR sneakers will appeal to Three Stooges and Motor Marc fans.”, says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution.

The Three Stooges and Motor Marc will be the first brands to embellish NVR’s newly released NVR5 sneakers, the first canvas shoe that was built around patented DTG-Print technology. Each shoe comes with an insole for comfort, foam inserts in the sidewalls for added quality and durability, and a synthetic backstay/toe protector for added style and functionality. NVR shoes are designed and decorated out of their facility in Los Angeles, CA. Sneakers will retail for $99.00.

Nick Romero, owner of NVR Shoes, shared, “I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with C3, Motor Marc, and The Three Stooges. The opportunity to partner with this company and these brands to offer footwear is huge for us, and I think the fans will agree.”

The Three Stooges are ingrained in the pop culture lexicon and are forever popular through their timeless physical comedy and quotable dialog in their film shorts and movies. The Three Stooges popularity continues to rise in large part due to their massive online and social media presence.

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Motor Marc is an internationally known artist, recognized for his extraordinary works including fantasy art, classic cars, motorcycles, and music fine art. His art has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and Speed TV. He has recently completed large-scale commemorative works for The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske, and the Mount Rushmore Society. Motor Marc Art will also soon appear on a line of Urban Spirit clothing apparel and towels.

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About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About NVR Shoes:

NVR Shoes was founded by LA’s customized sneaker king, Nick Romero. Romero began his customized design success with his Venice Beach storefront, The Ave. Designed with customization in mind, NVR Shoes are engineered to work efficiently with Romero’s patented printing process. He and his creations have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, MTV2’s The Dub Magazine Project with Macklemore, Entertainment Tonight with Sofia Vergara, G4’s Attack of the Show, Beats Per Mnet, KTLA 5 Morning News, Ovation TV’s The Art of: Sneakers, and in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Source, Thrillist, Metal Insider and many more.

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C3 Entertainment Inc. Bridges Classic Entertainment Such as The Three Stooges with Contemporary Brands

C3 Entertainment, Chef Jason Santos, In The News, Michael Grandinetti, Motor Marc, Rainbow Valley Fire Department, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, The Three Stooges, Winter Dance Party

Retail Merchandiser, March 10, 20017  by: Tim O’Connor

Three Stooges fans really are wise guys. When the calendar rolls over to any of The Boys’ birthdays, fans call the offices of C3 Entertainment, the brand owner of The Three Stooges, to wish them a happy birthday.C3 2 Info

Ani Khachoian, executive vice president of licensing, merchandising and distribution, pictured with The Three Stooges® Pillow Fighters by Throwboy.

Ani Khachoian, executive vice president of licensing, merchandising and distribution, pictured with The Three Stooges® Pillowfighters by Throwboy.

Sometimes they even call to ask if The Boys are still alive. The staff just laughs and enjoys the calls as if they were one of the Stooges’ famous bits. “It’s actually a good sign, especially if it’s a younger person calling because it reinforces their contemporary relevance,” Marketing and Social Media Manager Andrea DeLesDernier says.

The Three Stooges silly slapstick comedy remains just as popular today among longtime fans and all generations. Even after 20 years with the company, Ani Khachoian, executive vice president of licensing, merchandising and distribution, still finds herself surprised by some of the requests she receives. She’s been asked to sign off on everything from clearances for a Three Stooges-themed birthday cake to rap lyrics. “I’ve seen throughout the years younger generations and more women become fans,” Khachoian says.

Maintaining Legacy

C3 Entertainment is the company charged with introducing The Three Stooges’ laughs and nyuks to each new generation. The Three Stooges founded the company as Comedy III Productions Inc. in 1959 to handle their licensing and productions.

Six decades later, C3 continues to evolve. The licensing of Stooges’ materials still makes up the bulk of its business, but in the last five years, the company has added other brands as well as content distribution. “You won’t find a lot of licensing agencies that also do content distribution and productions,” Khachoian says.

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Painting of The Three Stooges by Motor Marc Art

C3’s library of more than a thousand hours of content consists of many Three Stooges titles, which include 156 cartoon episodes, to feature films in many genres, including faith-based, romantic comedies and cult horror movies, military and historical documentaries and educational programs for children. Khachoian says content distribution was a natural evolution for the company with the rise of streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon. But its distribution is not limited to digital; C3 distributes content globally for cable and network broadcasts and home entertainment products. C3 also produces TV specials and feature films for theatrical distribution on a worldwide basis.

Content distribution is only a part of the expansion going on at C3. The Three Stooges have long been intertwined with the company’s lineage, but C3 also represents other brands and personalities that span generations. Some of these brands include pioneering rock ‘n’ rollers Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, famously known as “The Big Bopper.”

C3 is also developing a licensing program for John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, a traveling tribute show commemorating the 1959 tour of musical legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper that ended tragically when the three musicians and their pilot were killed in a plane crash, widely referred to as “The Day The Music Died.”

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“The Three Little Stooges,” a new family movie coming soon.

The acts may be considered oldies rock, but Khachoian says Valens, The Big Bopper, and Holly are still appreciated by listeners, and their timeless music continues to inspire today’s biggest artists. “[Valens] was the first Latino rock star, so there’s nothing old about that,” she says. Valens especially resonates with a younger cross-cultural audience.

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Cover art by Jon Pinto for The Three Stooges® comic book series from American Mythology.

The company represents modern talent and brands as well. Celebrity Chef Jason Santos, who operates three restaurants in Boston; Magician Michael Grandinetti, a staple on CW’s Masters of Illusion; and world-renowned artist, Marc Lacourciere, better known as Motor Marc, are among C3’s more contemporary personalities. Recent additions to the company’s brand roster include National Day Calendar and the Rainbow Valley Fire Department education series for children.

Brands come to C3 both through existing relationships and C3’s recognition as a top global licensor. “We pick and choose who we want to represent and our brands all have broad and enduring appeal,” Khachoian says.

Serving Clients

The diversity of its brands sets C3 apart from most other licensing companies. Where others might focus on brands in a specific entertainment field, C3 represents brands across a wide spectrum. “It’s fun and challenging because it’s a little bit of everything,” Khachoian says.

The range of its brands enables the company to touch multiple industries, but it also leaves few opportunities for overlap and cross-promotion. Each brand must be handled on its own merits and C3 challenges itself to be creative in finding licensees and other opportunities.

“There isn’t a rock I’ve left unturned,” Khachoian says. “I go everywhere. I reach out to everybody. Licensing is one of those things where the sky is the limit. Whatever you can think of, you can license.” As an example, Motor Marc’s artwork will appear on collectible rifles. Ritchie Valens’ name and likeness appear on Soy Capitan Cola released in the first quarter of 2017. Then there is The Three Stooges evergreen brand. “How many classic comedy brands can you think of that have

Rainbow Valley Fire Department, a 3D animated series for kids.

Rainbow Valley Fire Department, a 3D animated series for kids.

products at market in virtually every category?” Khachoian says.

As popular as The Three Stooges brand is, C3 knows it must produce new Three Stooges content to keep the classic comedy trio relevant to modern audiences.

The company is working on the next new Three Stooges feature film that will reunite Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, who played Moe, Larry and Curly in 2012’s The Three Stooges Movie and is currently scheduled to begin production in 2018.

For younger fans, C3 is working on The Three Little Stooges, a movie featuring 12-year old versions of Larry, Moe and Curly. The film is slated to begin production this year. “Having new productions is vital to help drive demand for our licensing programs,” Khachoian says.

Continuing she says, “We have worked very hard to achieve this marketplace success with The Three Stooges brand and expand the multigenerational fan base for the brand and we are very proud of our accomplishments.”

Celebrity Artist Motor Marc Showcasing in Dhabi at Big Boys Toys Show

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Internationally known, celebrity artist Motor Marc Lacourciere will be showcasing his high-performance motor vehicle and music legend fine art at the Big Boys Toys Show (Booth N09 ) in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center on 23-26th of November 2016.

In addition to a diverse body of existing artwork, Motor Marc will unveil two never-before-seen works at the exhibition.

One lavish work by Motor Marc will be unveiled by His Royal Highness during a special event (insert date, time, and place). The work is in the process of being registered with Guinness World Records as one of the most expensive automotive works of art ever created. The collectible series featuring jewel encrusted luxury automobiles could fetch well over ten million dollars.

Another new work to be unveiled at the event is entitled “Blazing Sunset.” The painting is an elaborate landscape using the themes of objectivity vs. fantasy to examine the relationships between science, architecture, and lifestyle within the environment of Formula 1® racing.

Over 30 items will be available for purchase at Motor Marc’s Big Boys Toys Gallery. Just some of the art available will include a rare Barrett-Jackson automotive celebrity signed canvas, a tribute painting of Caroll Shelby, original art from Discovery television shows, American Chopper and American Hot Rod, a High Seas/Royal Caribbean fantasy painting, The World’s Greatest Supercars, and Fender Guitar Legends. In addition, a limited edition set of collaborative automobile and motorcycle art from his current MFA series, and one-of-a-kind canvas signed limited edition prints.

Meet and greet this innovative artist by visiting Motor Marc Lacourciere’s Gallery in Booth N09.

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C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses Artist Motor Marc Lacourciere To Urban Spirits Clothing For Apparel And Towels

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C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced a worldwide license to Urban Spirits Clothing for a line of Motor Marc Lacourciere towels, men’s and women’s t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, leggings, button-ups, and hats. Motor Marc’s original fantasy art will be the primary images appearing on the product line.

Motor Marc is an internationally known artist, recognized for his extraordinary works including fantasy art, classic cars, motorcycles, and music fine art. His art has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and Speed TV. He has recently completed large-scale commemorative works for The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske, and the Mount Rushmore Society.

“Urban Spirit Clothing has successfully created distinctive, quality, graphic apparel that are wearable works of art,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution for C3. “Motor Marc’s original fantasy/boudoir series is the perfect progression for both the artist and clothier. The towels will be a new venture for Urban Spirit and is the perfect canvas for Motor Marc’s art.”

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Urban Spirit’s, Henrik Arzoomanians is excited to partner with C3 and Motor Marc. “We look forward to working with C3 and Motor Marc Lacourciere to bring his art to the apparel and home goods market. What caught our eye about his work is the incredible detail in the images and the volume of graphics available to us.”

About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About Urban Spirits: Urban Spirit offers the newest in clothing and in graphics. Their goal is to create clothing to capture your inner urban spirit. Urban Spirit products are currently available online and in stores throughout the United States an has a growing presence in the worldwide market with merchandise available in Japan and Nigeria. http://urbanspiritclothing.com/

 

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By Motor Marc Art ©2016

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Motor Marc to Unveil Original 75th Anniversary Mount Rushmore Iron Art to Mount Rushmore Society for Online Auction

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IMG_2527_2Marc Lacourciere of Motor Marc Art will unveil a piece of original art, entitled Monumental Pride, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 2 pm at Black Hills Harley Davidson at his gallery booth located near the entrance of the store. The piece will be part of an online auction between August 7 and October 1, 2016, benefitting the activities of the Mount Rushmore Society.

This is a one-of-a-kind, unique piece of iron art that Lacourciere has created for the Mount Rushmore Society. His art regularly fetches anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000. Monumental Pride is 28.5” x 48” plus the outer frame, which will incorporate granite leftover from the redevelopment of Mount Rushmore.

The online auction will go live on August 7 at www.mountrushmoresociety.com.

The winning bidder will be announced at the Society’s fundraiser, An Evening with George Washington, October 1 at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Bidder does not have to be present to win.

Lacourciere is an exceptionally gifted “self-taught” artist who turns his passion and adventures into great works of fine art. As a licensed artist for notable Fortune 500 companies such as Discovery Communications, Easyriders, Indian Motorcycle and Fender Guitar, Marc’s reputation as a highly accomplished artist is known worldwide. Motor Marc has gained international recognition for his art showcasing the wild machines from the hit television show American Chopper. He has also appeared on television programs such as Jay Leno’s Garage and in magazines nationwide. His high energy persona compliments the wide variety of subject matter he portrays, and Motor Marc is riding high on his success. Marc is represented by C3 Entertainment, Inc. His artwork has been licensed for high-end collectibles, as well as apparel and home décor. Marc’s gift to the Mount Rushmore Society is his way of giving back to a nonprofit that supports public lands. More on Marc may be found at www.motormarcart.com.

“Each time I visit Mount Rushmore, I’m always amazed on how a person could sculpt it,” explains Lacourciere. “For an artist to accomplish such a great, almost unimaginable feat, should be celebrated. Through my art, I hope to bring awareness to the public of this masterpiece and to honor Gutzon Borglum and the artisans who worked and sacrificed to create Mount Rushmore. Borglum made mountains stand tall and helps us remember to always have courage, strength, and pride in ourselves . . . a true inspiration for our future generations.”

The Mount Rushmore Society operates the parking facility at Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore Bookstores/Audio Tour and the Mount Rushmore Memories Airport Store. During 2015 alone, the Society donated more than $600,000 back to Mount Rushmore.

“We are grateful that such a talented artist like Motor Marc would create such an incredible piece of artwork to contribute to our efforts of supporting public lands,” says Society Executive Director Diana Saathoff.

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Artist Motor Marc Lacourciere Creates a Special Presentation to Racing Legend Roger Penske

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Artist Motor Marc Lacourciere Creates a Special Art Presentation For Racing Legend Roger Penske

The unique metal art celebrates Team Penske’s 5oth Anniversary of competition.

GLENDALE, CA – Thursday, June 9, 2016 – To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske, one of the most accomplished teams in motor racing, Motor Marc Lacourciere unveiled a special piece of metal art that was presented to Roger Penske at the recent Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

The unique creation features IndyCars racing on the streets of Belle Isle set across the distinctive Detroit skyline and featuring the Team Penske 50th anniversary logo unveiled earlier this year.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder jointly presented the large metal art piece to Penske during opening ceremonies on June 5, 2016 before the first Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Verizon IndyCar Series race of the weekend.

When introducing Motor Marc and his metal art creation, Governer Snyder said, “He is an exceptionally gifted artist internationally known for his extraordinary works of art including classic automobiles, motorcycles and rock ‘n’ roll music fine art.”

Penske gratefully accepted the gift by saying, “This is something real special, Marc, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. It really represents 50 years of hard work. But most important, it represents all the people who have done so much for me; giving us this success. Thank you.”

Celebrating its 50th season of competition this year, Team Penske will look to add to its legacy of success across all levels of racing with a diverse and talented lineup of teams pursuing wins and championships again in 2016.

About Motor Marc Lacourciere: Motor Marc has gained international recognition for his paintings showcasing the exotic machines from the Discovery Channel hit television show American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Harley Davidson, Easyrider, Barrett- Jackson, NASCAR and many more for notable Fortune 500 companies. His art has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Speed TV and he has appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage.