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The Three Little Stooges™ Movie Launches Reg CF Campaign on Microventures First Democracy VC, an equity crowdfunding portal from Indiegogo and MicroVentures

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GLENDALE, CA – July 19, 2017 – Three Little Stooges Productions LLC in conjunction with C3 Entertainment, Inc. has launched a Reg CF campaign through First Democracy VC’s equity crowdfunding portal, that was formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo, for the new live-action family feature film, The Three Little Stooges. Funds from the campaign, which is set to close later this summer, will be used to fund part of the film’s production. https://app.microventures.com/crowdfunding/3-little-stooges

The world-famous comedy team, The Three Stooges have entertained generations with over 200 film shorts, feature films, TV and stage shows. C3 Entertainment, Inc. brought out the hit comedy The Three Stooges Movie in 2012 and continues to extend the franchise with The Three Little Stooges.

The new Three Little Stooges is based on 12 to 13-year old Larry, Moe and Curly in a hilarious new live-action family film featuring all the madcap comedy of little Larry, Moe and Curly, from an original screenplay written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise). The producers are looking to Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, Spare Parts, Soul Surfer) to direct. International sales agent, The Exchange, has signed on for foreign sales of the film. Production is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2017.

Slated to portray The Boys are Liam Dow as Little Larry, Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, and Luke Clark as Little Curly. This is the first leading role in a feature film for all three boys. Casting Directors Joey Paul Jensen CSA and Niner Parikh,(Camp Cook Kids, Soul Surfer, That’s So Raven) conducted a nationwide search to find little Larry, Moe and Curly.

Dow is a multi-talented actor and comedian who played Steve in the DreamWork’s web series OMG! Just Jacque and will appear in the upcoming teen comedy The Perfect Night. Dow is managed by Mark Robert. De StJeor has appeared in many commercials, music videos, TV and films as a break-dancer, actor and musician. He is repped by The Savage Agency. Clark plays Kyle in the Jennifer Arnold (Dear White People) comedy movie Fat Camp and is repped by Clear Talent Group.

C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce with The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea.

C3 CEO Earl Benjamin said, “Keeping Three Stooges legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise. We are excited to bring The Three Little Stooges to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base.”

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. C3 is The Three Stooges® brand owner. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com

About Indiegogo: Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the world’s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.

About First Democracy VC: First Democracy VC is a FINRA registered funding portal, formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo. The portal launched in 2016 and has since raised capital for numerous companies ranging from restaurants and distilleries to films and consumer products.

About The Exchange: The Exchange is a leading international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. The company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. In less than five years, The Exchange has acquired, financed, produced and/or sold over 200 films ranging from $5 million to $90 million, including films from Disney, Sony, Fox and Universal.

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‘The Three Little Stooges’ Movie Casts Its Young Leads

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8:00 AM PDT 7/20/2017 The Hollywood Reporter by Kimberly Nordyke

The movie from C3 Entertainment, which owns the Three Stooges brand, centers on the trio of beloved characters as 12- and 13-year-olds.

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Courtesy of Three Little Stooges Productions From left: Gordy De StJeor, Liam Dow and Luke Clark

The Three Little Stooges Movie has found its Larry, Moe and Curly.

The comedic family film, from Three Little Stooges Productions in conjunction with C3 Entertainment, which owns the Three Stooges brand, centers on the trio of beloved characters as 12- and 13-year-olds.

Liam Dow has been cast as Little Larry, Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, and Luke Clark as Little Curly. This is the first leading role in a feature film for all three. Casting Directors Joey Paul Jensen CSA and Niner Parikh (Camp Cook Kids, Soul Surfer, That’s So Raven) conducted a nationwide search to find the trio.

The screenplay for the live-action film was written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise), with Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, Spare Parts, Soul Surfer) eyed to direct. International sales agent The Exchange has signed on for foreign sales of the film, which is set to go into production in the fall.

In addition, the production team has launched a Reg CF campaign through First Democracy VC’s equity crowdfunding portal, which was formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo. Funds from the campaign, which is set to close later this summer, will be used to fund part of the production.

The Three Stooges have starred in more than 200 film shorts, feature films, TV and stage shows. The new movie follows C3 Entertainment’s 2012 film The Three Stooges Movie, from the Farrelly brothers and starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as the Stooges.

Dow, managed by Mark Robert, played Steve in the DreamWorks’ web series OMG! Just Jacque and will appear in the upcoming teen comedy The Perfect Night.

De StJeor has appeared in numerous commercials, music videos, TV and films as a break-dancer, actor and musician. He is repped by The Savage Agency.

Clark plays Kyle in the Jennifer Arnold (Dear White People) comedy movie Fat Camp and is repped by Clear Talent Group.

C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce with The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea.

“Keeping Three Stooges legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise,” said Benjamin, CEO of C3. “We are excited to bring The Three Little Stooges to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base.”

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Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard adding it up in The Three Stooges film short “Gents Without Cents” (1944).

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MICHAEL GRANDINETTI AIMS TO EXCITE AND MYSTIFY AMERICA THIS SUMMER WHEN HE RETURNS FOR HIS FOURTH SEASON ON THE HIT CW TV SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”

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MICHAEL GRANDINETTI AIMS TO EXCITE AND MYSTIFY AMERICA THIS SUMMER WHEN HE RETURNS FOR HIS FOURTH SEASON ONTHE HIT CW TV SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”
This Season, Michael Will Perform His 20th Illusion For The Series, Along With Many Other Spectacular Feats, Never Seen Before on TV.  The Series Premieres Friday, June 30, At 8:00PM.
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 13, 2017 – Illusionist Michael Grandinetti is always up for a challenge.  For the past 20 years, Grandinetti has made a name for himself across the country with such stunning feats as levitating in a stadium while surrounded by 70,000 people, causing a 200 piece orchestra to read the minds of an audience and play songs only thought of, and even making a 20ft American Flag appear on the White House Lawn for Easter.
Returning as one of the featured performers on The CW’s hit series “Masters of Illusion”, Grandinetti, who has been named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and by Hidden Remote as “a fan favorite”, is aiming to top his past performances in all three seasons with a batch of brand new illusions that combine his signature elements of drama, suspense, and comedy, with music, personality, and audience participation.
Since the show’s premiere in the summer of 2013, Michael has performed some of his favorite illusions on the show’s Hollywood stage, including levitating an unsuspecting audience member under bright lights, shrinking a dancer to the size of a basketball, causing live goldfish to appear from his bare hands, and vanishing from high above the stage and reappearing in the center of the audience.  The video of Michael’s performance on last season’s premiere went viral and this season will include Michael’s 20th illusion that he has performed on the series (a stunning, never before seen illusion with a 40″ spinning buzz saw).
Currently airing in over 100 countries around the world and hosted by actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Masters of Illusion is a show the entire family can enjoy, with weekly illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand, and more, all performed before a live audience.  Premiering on June 30 at 8pm, 13 all-new episodes were filmed for the season.  A few of the new surprises Michael has in store this year include:

 

Melting Through An Industrial Fan
Michael attempts to pass his body through the spinning metal blades of a 5ft diameter industrial aircraft fan, and hopefully emerge unharmed on the other side. 
The Mind Reading Mouse
In this surprising effect, Michael uses a live, white mouse to read the mind of an audience volunteer.  This has to be seen to be believed.  
Visible Buzz Sawing in Half
Giving one of magic’s classics a modern touch, Michael visibly divides a girl in half with a 40″ spinning buzz saw.  Then, without any cover, her halves are separated across the table top, as she continues to smile, laugh and interact with the audience
The Borrowed Object Challenge
Watch as Michael creates a slow motion close-up illusion, as a borrowed pencil dramatically melts right through the center of a borrowed twenty dollar bill.  This effect, which takes place only inches away from the audience, looks like a Hollywood special effect, LIVE.
Test Conditions Levitation
Known for his stunning levitation illusions, Michael suspends a dancer in mid-air while the camera films the magic from 360 degrees. 
Michael’s career history includes performances on television series and specials (NBC’s The World’s Most Dangerous Magic, CW’s Masters of Illusion, Pop’s Don’t Blink, FOX’s Bones, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, SportsCenter, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Hollywood Christmas Parade), for NFL halftime and NBA halftime shows in massive stadiums and arenas, with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and symphony orchestras, in theaters, casinos, and arenas around the country and even at The White House.  Michael was also the first illusionist ever invited to appear in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC, where he levitated a girl high above a float as it moved down Constitution Avenue as 250,000 people lined the streets. 
Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International, with executive producers David McKenzie (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Al Schwartz (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 & 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards 2007-2009) and David Martin (“Marie”), along with co-executive producers Justin Pierce (“The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance”) and Jim Romanovich (“Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”).  Sony Pictures Television will handle the show’s international distribution. 
For more information on Michael Grandinetti, please visit www.michaelgrandinetti.com
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Adam West, TV & Film Star, Passes At 88 (C3 Remembers Adam West)

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Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Adam West, and Nancy Kovach star in the 1965 western comedy The Outlaws is Coming.

Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Adam West, and Nancy Kovach star in the 1965 western comedy The Outlaws is Coming

TV and film icon Adam West, who starred alongside The Three Stooges in the 1965 feature film The Outlaws is Coming, passed away last Friday, June 10th, after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” his family said in a statement. West was 88.

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he moved to Seattle at age 15 with his mother after his parents divorced. He graduated from Whitman College, a private liberal arts school, in Walla Walla. After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, and began appearing in television series, including Bonanza, Perry Mason, and Bewitched.

West is well remembered for his starring role in the 1960’s TV series Batman. A new generation of fans knew West as the voice of Mayor West on the long-running animated series Family Guy. West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Adam was a favorite of Three Stooges fans since his starring role as Bruce Cabot opposite Larry, Moe & Curly Joe in The Outlaws Is Coming.  He was a special guest at the 2016 Three Stooges Convention in Trevose, PA and a hit with all the fans in attendance.

Earl Benjamin, President & CEO of C3 Entertainment said “Adam was a long-time and valued member of The Three Stooges family. We will miss him and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, his friends and fans.”

Adam West at Three Stooges Con in Trevose, PA 2016

Adam West at Three Stooges Con in Trevose, PA 2016

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DECADES TV NETWORK CELEBRATES MOE HOWARD’S 120TH BIRTHDAY HONORS THE COMIC LEGACY OF THE THREE STOOGES®

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INCLUDES RARE BROADCAST OF NINE-PART THREE STOOGES DOCUMENTARY HEY MOE! HEY DAD!

June 5, 2017 – Chicago, IL – DECADES Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announces a special four-day tribute to the slapstick comic legacy of The Three Stooges. The event is scheduled to air Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22, in honor of Moe Howard’s 120th Birthday. To celebrate, DECADES will present the nine-part Three Stooges documentary HEY MOE! HEY DAD!, as well as a collection of The Three Stooges movies.

HEY MOE! HEY DAD! covers the complete history of the greatest comedy team of all time.

The documentary is from C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges® brand owner and is produced by Frank Basile’s Fresh Produce Productions. The in-depth program pulls back the comedic curtain and tells the backstory of all the members of The Three Stooges, covering a hundred years from the perspective of narrator Paul Howard, Moe Howard’s son. Besides the rare footage and photos, the docu-series also features interviews with family members, friends and Hollywood celebrities, including Leonard Maltin, Billy West, Pat Cooper, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Moe Howard was born on June 19, 1897. Together with his brothers, Curly and Shemp, stalwart Stooge Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita, The Three Stooges have entertained generations of fans with their timeless comedy. In a 60-plus year career, Moe never missed one performance.

No tribute to The There Stooges comedy is complete without showcasing their slapstick talents from classic films and shorts. DECADES will present the feature length Stooge antics in The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962), The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962), The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963) and Stop! Look! And Laugh! (1960). From the first “Why I oughta,” to the next “Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk” to the final “What’s the big idea?”, DECADES pays tribute to the comedy genius of The Three Stooges. To see a complete program schedule and to find out where you can watch DECADES, please visit http://decades.com

In May of 2015, the DECADES multicast network launched on the digital sub-channels of the CBS Television Stations and other broadcast groups. The network is currently available in 69% of the country. DECADES features a schedule that is different each day, exploring a variety of years, trends, events or themes. Programming includes the original one-hour daily series Through the Decades, hosted by award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis, as well as documentaries, popular TV shows and films chosen to immerse viewers in that day’s DECADES context. Weekday programming also currently includes The Dick Cavett Show, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, and every weekend features The Decades Binge with continuing episodes of classic television series.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, “H&I” Heroes & Icons, and “DECADES” Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.

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.

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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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Michael Grandinetti Returns for Fourth Season of Hit CW Series MASTERS OF ILLUSION

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Illusionist Michael Grandinetti is always up for a challenge. For the past 20 years, Grandinetti has made a name for himself across the country with such stunning feats as levitating in a stadium while surrounded by 70,000 people, causing a 200 piece orchestra to read the minds of an audience and play songs only thought of, and even making a 20ft American Flag appear on the White House Lawn for Easter.

Returning as one of the featured performers on The CW’s hit series MASTERS OF ILLUSION, Grandinetti, who has been named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and by Hidden Remote as “a fan favorite”, is aiming to top his past performances in all three seasons with a batch of brand new illusions that combine his signature elements of drama, suspense, and comedy, with music, personality, and audience participation.

Since the show’s premiere in the summer of 2013, Michael has performed some of his favorite illusions on the show’s Hollywood stage, including levitating an unsuspecting audience member under bright lights, shrinking a dancer to the size of a basketball, causing live goldfish to appear from his bare hands, and vanishing from high above the stage and reappearing in the center of the audience. This season will include Michael’s 20th illusion that he has performed on the series (a stunning, never before seen illusion with a 40″ spinning buzz saw).

Currently airing in over 100 countries around the world and hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), MASTERS OF ILLUSION is a show the entire family can enjoy, with weekly illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand, and more, all performed before a live audience. Premiering on June 30 at 8pm, 13 all-new episodes were filmed for the season. A few of the new surprises Michael has in store this year include:

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Illusionist Michael Grandinetti levitating 15 feet over Hollywood Blvd.

Melting Through An Industrial Fan
Michael attempts to pass his body through the spinning metal blades of a 5ft diameter industrial aircraft fan, and hopefully emerge unharmed on the other side.

The Mind Reading Mouse
In this surprising effect, Michael uses a live, white mouse to read the mind of an audience volunteer. This has to be seen to be believed.

Visible Buzz Sawing in Half
Giving one of magic’s classics a modern touch, Michael visibly divides a girl in half with a 40″ spinning buzz saw. Then, without any cover, her halves are separated across the table top, as she continues to smile, laugh and interact with the audience.

The Borrowed Object Challenge
Watch as Michael creates a slow motion close-up illusion, as a borrowed pencil dramatically melts right through the center of a borrowed twenty dollar bill. This effect, which takes place only inches away from the audience, looks like a Hollywood special effect, LIVE.

Test Conditions Levitation
Known for his stunning levitation illusions, Michael suspends a dancer in mid-air while the camera films the magic from 360 degrees.

Michael’s career history includes performances on television series and specials (NBC’s The World’s Most Dangerous Magic, CW’s Masters of Illusion, Pop’s Don’t Blink, FOX’s Bones, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, SportsCenter, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Hollywood Christmas Parade), for NFL halftime and NBA halftime shows in massive stadiums and arenas, with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and symphony orchestras, in theaters, casinos, and arenas around the country and even at The White House. Michael was also the first illusionist ever invited to appear in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC, where he levitated a girl high above a float as it moved down Constitution Avenue as 250,000 people lined the streets.

Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International, with executive producers David McKenzie (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Al Schwartz (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 & 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards 2007-2009) and David Martin (“Marie”), along with co-executive producers Justin Pierce (“The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance”) and Jim Romanovich (“Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”). Sony Pictures Television will handle the show’s international distribution.

For more information on Michael Grandinetti, please visit www.michaelgrandinetti.com and check out some preview videos below:

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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® Brand To Signs 4 Fun, Inc. for Novelty Aluminum Signs

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GLENDALE, CA – MAY 23, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of  Signs 4 Fun, Inc. as a licensee for The Three Stooges® brand for embossed aluminum signs, magnets, and Novelty ID cards. Products will be available in early July on http://www.signs4fun.com and http://shopknuckleheads.com

Signs 4 Fun has been creating high-quality novelties for over 30 years,”  says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution. “Three Stooges aluminum signs never go out of fashion and brighten any room in the house with laughter.”

The Owner of Signs 4 Fun, Thomas Parides says, “We are extremely excited to partner with C3 Entertainment and The Three Stooges® brand to bring our customers Stooges- themed merchandise. Our customers have been asking us about Three Stooges products for years, and we are proud to finally be able to fulfill our customers’ requests.” photoTuxedoes.jpg

About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a premier 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 Signs 4 Fun, Inc.:

Signs 4 Fun has been in business since 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona. Their beginning was selling novelty and trendy items to small gift shops and national retailers. As their business grew in the 1990s, they began selling metal signs. Since the early 2000s, they have created, manufactured, and wholesale distribute metal signs in various shapes (rectangular, square, round, arrow, and beyond).

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Celebrating the Music and Life of Ritchie Valens

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By Alex Garcia, Sun Contributing Writer | Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

His younger sister, Connie Valens, says even more important is that Valens, a Pacoima native, remains a part of the community where he grew up.

“He left a legacy that, if you’re young and have your dreams and are willing to sacrifice, you can make them come true,” she said over the phone from Iowa, where she moved some years ago. “And family comes first.”

Valens’ family — sisters Connie and Irma Norton, and brothers Bob Morales and Mario Ramirez — will share some of that legacy with the San Fernando Valley community Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, as they celebrate “Come On Let’s Go Rock ’n’ Roll Day” to commemorate Valens’ 76th birthday with a series of events.

Last year the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed a day of honor for the iconic Latino rock star and his family, who keep his memory alive through their nonprofit Ritchie Valens Foundation.

They want to annually honor the anniversary of his birth. This year they are doing it through a series of events that will culminate on Saturday with a “sock hop” dance at San Fernando High School, Valen’s alma mater. The money raised would benefit the school’s ASB Music Program.

Success At A Young Age

Ritchie Valens was born on May 13, 1941 and learned to play guitar after getting a few lessons from his uncle and cousins, Connie remembered.

“He heard songs and taught himself to play. He joined the (school) band, somebody saw him and offered him a record deal,” she said.

His career lasted barely eight months but he had several hits, most notably “La Bamba,” an old Mexican folk tune that he turned into a rock & roll classic.

Connie, who was in elementary school at the time, remembers those days fondly.

“We heard his songs on the radio. He would come home excited from the concerts with sacks of pictures, publicity pictures he had to sign,” she said. “My sister and I would sell them at school for a nickel each. We were pretty popular.”

On Feb. 3, 1959 — what many dubbed “The Day the Music Died” — Valens was killed in a plane crash in Iowa. The accident also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.

The 1987 biographical movie about Valens, titled “La Bamba,” renewed interest in the musician, who was later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

A Father Figure

While new generations may only know about Valens through his music and the movie, Connie remembers him as the older brother who took care of them.

“He was a father figure,” she said.” Mom was a single mother. The summer before he went on tours, mama went to work and Ritchie was there to take care of us. He made sure we ate, made sure we didn’t get into trouble.”

He was also trying to get his family out of poverty, a message Connie hopes to convey to San Fernando High School students during two special assemblies on Friday, which will feature the Alley Cats, a nationally touring a cappella Doo-Wop group.

“I want to tell them that they can pave their own way. They don’t have to sit around and have someone pave it for them,” Connie said.

“Kids nowadays get lazy. We want them to see that with a little hard work and determination and enthusiasm — tienen que tener ganas. They have to have a will, a desire to step forward.”

“Ritchie had a purpose, to free his family from a life of poverty. Nobody has to live in poverty. You can be poor, but not live in poverty — but you have to want to do it. I want to give them a little nudge in that direction,” she added.

Connie believes it’s an easy message for the San Fernando High School students to grasp, some of whom may share some of the same circumstances that her family endured.

“First of all, Ritchie is a local kid. He was somebody who grew up in the same circumstances that they’re growing up, with a single parent family,” Connie said.

“He could have been their peer. He was taking classes in the same classrooms, he lived there in San Fernando. I hope that’s something motivational, that they can see a little bit of themselves in Ritchie — being Hispanic, coming from broken homes.

“There’s a way out. You need to find what is inside of you and shape it into something for your future. I want it to be personal for them. They, too, can live their dream.”

The Celebration

Apart from the school assemblies, there are other events to acknowledge the second annual Ritchie Valens Day in Los Angeles on Friday. Connie, her brothers and sister will appear at a “meet and greet” to debut “Ritchie Valens Soy Capitan” Cola at the Rocket Fizz Candy and Soda Pop Shop, located at 3524 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday evening they return to San Fernando High School for the family-friendly sock hop in the school’s gym.

Everyone is encouraged to wear 1950s attire. The music will be courtesy of John Mueller of Winter Dance Party and Ritchie’s brother Mario Ramirez, whose group The Backyard Blues Band will play Valens’ hits.

Sal Rodriquez, a drummer of the rock group War, will be the guest emcee.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Connie, herself a San Fernando High graduate.

She said that when they were thinking of a way to honor her brother, they immediately thought of the school.

“What better venue than San Fernando High School? We wanted to involve the entire community and give a little bit back too,” she said.

San Fernando High students will be admitted to the dance free with school ID. Tickets for the sock hop are only available the day of the event, cash only at the door. Adults are $15, while couples pay $25. Kids under 18 are free with parent. For more information, visit www.RitchieValens.com.