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C3 Deals for National Day Calendar

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The agreement will see Calendar Holdings developing products in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

NORTH AMERICA–Calendar Holdings has secured the licensing rights to the National Day Calendar in a deal brokered by C3 Entertainment.

Under the terms of the agreement, Calendar Holdings will create a range of wall and desk box calendars, as well as blotters, for the National Day Calendar in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The 2018 Celebrate Every Day National Day Wall Calendar is now available online at Calendars.com and NationalDayCalendar.com.

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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® To Knight Entertainment Group For Live Stage Shows

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GLENDALE, CA – October 18, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of Knight Entertainment Group as a licensee for The Three Stooges® brand for a live stage show entitled The Three Stooges’ Three-Actical, Three D’s.

The Three Stooges® Three-Actical Three D’s is a revival of the successful live stage that ran at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with the new live show loosely adapted from segments of the classic film shorts and woven into a new master storyline. The show will include real-time audience participation including an interactive 3D pie fight. The show will also have Virtual Reality projections on stage, to create all of the immersive set design and backgrounds. So if you bring your mobile device into the theatre, you will be able to trigger what’s happening to our Stooges on stage. And, someone might trigger something on you, wise guys! The Three D’s does not only relate to the 3D version on the new show, but the three women characters whose names each start with “D,” to vex, hex, or perplex the Stooges and viewers in and out of each act.

The Three Stooges® Three-Actical Three D’s is being produced by Knight Entertainment Group and is the only live show authorized and licensed from The Three Stooges® brand owner, C3 Entertainment, Inc.

KEG is currently taking show pre-sale holds and advance offers for 2018 dates with venues around the U.S. already scheduled for 2018-2019.

“With the past success of the MGM Grand Three Stooges live show, we are looking forward to the promise of KEG’s new stage show,” says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution. “Who doesn’t want to see (be in) a virtual pie fight!”

“So far, we’ve had about 26 theaters expressing interest from Chicago, Los Angeles / Orange County metros, Philadelphia, the Carolinas, the Northwest and even in Ontario and Atlantic Canada,” says Ron Knight, Executive Producer. “This iconic brand has made such a deep influence on entertainment and will draw a huge interest for audiences of all ages. The cast and crew are extremely schooled in vaudeville, clown antics and feature great credits from today’s IMDB TV shows, films, animated cartoons and video games. So we know the fans will come out to see the stars they love from today’s genres of entertainment play the great classic adaptations of some of the best Stooges story woven skits and music while enjoying some of the latest VR 3D adapted technologies”.

 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 Knight Entertainment Group:

Founded by Ron Knight, Knight Entertainment Group and KMI Presents books and stages popular live shows such as Animaniacs in Concert, Animaniacs Live, The Led Zeppelin Experience, With Love, Marilyn, The Winter Dance Party, and Murray Sawchuck. Knight has been the Chairman of Membership and Communication with the Themed Entertainment Association, an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. Shows and attractions he has been credited with include Disney-MGM, Universal Attractions, Caesar’s Forum Vegas and more. For more information, please visit www.kmipresents.com

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C3 Entertainment Adds National Day Calendar As Client

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C3_NationalDayCalendar_CelebrateEveryDay_RedGLENDALE, CA – March 27, 2017 – C3 Entertainment Inc. has added National Day Calendar to their brand roster. The authoritative source for national days, National Day Calendar, and their slogan Celebrate Every DayTM, reaches millions of people daily via social media, website, newspapers, radio and television. C3 will be seeking licensing, merchandising, and sponsorships for the brand.

Ever wonder what’s behind National Chocolate Day? National Day Calendar takes “unofficial days” throughout the year like Chocolate, Coffee, Pizza and Beer Days, just to name a few, and gives them the spotlight they deserve through sponsorships and merchandising. They also add new days to the calendar each year.

From Fortune 500 Companies to food and beverage groups, from automakers to clothing manufacturers, brands are gaining high exposure by sponsoring popular national days. Recent high-profile brand partners include Jeep, Starbucks, Essie, Promgirl, and Culvers.

Over 20,000 media outlets follow and use National Day Calendar for production prep. The media list includes shows such as Ellen, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, and Conan. NationalDayCalendar.com has approximately 6 million monthly visitors and over 2 million email subscribers.

Marlo Anderson, founder of National Day Calendar, is thrilled to be part of the C3 Entertainment portfolio, saying, “Both C3 Entertainment and National Day Calendar are steeped in history, highly regarded in their respective fields and excited about what the future holds. We expect great things from this collaboration.”

“The licensing and sponsorship opportunities for this brand are unlimited. We are excited to take #CelebrateEveryDay to a whole new level by collaborating with different brands in endless categories from apparel to toys and more,” says, Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution. “National Day Calendar is the perfect addition to our C3 brand roster.”

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 National Calendar Day:

Founded by Marlo Anderson in 2013, National Day Calendar has become the go-to source for everything about national days. Whether you want to sponsor an existing National Day, Week or Month or create a new one, National Day Calendar is the official registrar to contact. If you want to celebrate things like Coffee, Chocolate, Pizza or Talk Like a Pirate Days, National Day Calendar supplies and promotes the information you need so you can Celebrate Every Day.TM

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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.

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

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.”

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Acquires Creation’s Patriotic and Military Film Library

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C3 has purchased over a thousand hours of historic military-themed titles from Creation Films.

C3 Entertainment, Inc. continues to grow the content and distribution segment of their business by acquiring the worldwide rights to one of the largest military film libraries. The patriotic programming from Creation Films adds to C3’s already robust library of comedy, historical, mystery and inspirational titles, and positions the company as a content leader.

Other recent C3 acquisitions and rights to distribute include the Gold Creek catalog of historical documentaries, the romantic comedy feature Love and Support, and the children’s animated educational series Rainbow Valley Fire Department.

The Creation Films Library covers the U.S. and worldwide military experience, and footage in the films features fighting forces and troops from every continent in the world. The library also contains hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with veterans and civilians from the First World War to the present. Some of The Civil War footage includes battle re-enactments with as many as 7,000 soldiers on the field at one time. Many recreated on the very fields where the original battles took place. The stock inventory used in the films ranges from Thomas Edison film shot in 1898 of the return of the Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” from Cuba to modern footage shot during current conflicts.

We already have military and mystery titles that do very well on popular digital platforms and home entertainment,” says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution. “When the opportunity to own Creation’s vast military catalog presented itself, it was a logical progression in our distribution strategy. The acquisition allows us to increase our efforts to exploit C3’s content across traditional and emerging platforms.

Creation Films owner Edward Feuerherd, added, “Many years of love and labor went into creating these films. The library is in good hands with the talented team at C3. Through their distribution and marketing expertise, they’ll get these remarkable films the audience they deserve.

As the brand-owner of The Three Stooges®, C3 also distributes several Three Stooges titles, including the recent nine-hour docu-series, Hey Moe! Hey Dad! which recently had its broadcast premiere on Decades TV. C3 co-produced the 2012 Three Stooges Movie with Twentieth Century Fox. The company has also produced multiple television specials.

New independent productions on the horizon for C3 are a new Three Stooges Movie and the upcoming family film, The Three Little Stooges.

Some of the title highlights of the new C3 Patriotic Library include:

Pearl Harbor: Attack on America (3, 60-minute episodes) The three-hour miniseries is an in-depth look at the December 7, 1941 Japanese surprise attack on the American military base at Pearl Harbor. The series gives a personal perspective from interviews of men and women who were there on that fateful December morning.

Brothers in Arms: True Stories of the 101st Airborne (3, 60-minute episodes) The Screaming Eagle story as told by the veterans World War II and Vietnam including exclusive home movie footage donated by the men of the 101st.

Chesty Puller: The Marine’s Marine A sixty-minute look at one of the most well-known and respected Marines in U.S. Military history. The film is narrated by Dale Dye who spent two decades in the U.S. Marine Corps and has lent his expertise to films such as Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and Band of Brothers.

The Complete Civil War (10, 60-minute episodes) Beyond a textbook look at the America’s greatest internal crisis, the series uses masterfully crafted battlefield re-enactments taking the viewer on the battlefield to experience the soldier’s point of view.

Dateline: World War II (80, 30-minute episodes) A comprehensive look at all of the major events that comprised the Second World War.

No Man’s Land: Life and Death in The Trenches (5, 60-minute episodes) Some of the bloodiest battles in history were fought in “No Man’s Land,” 500 miles of trenches in a brutal stalemate between the warring armies of the First World War.

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Celebrity Chef Jason Santos Appearing on Spikes’ “Bar Rescue” 11/13 10/9c

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The Boston Globe by: Emily Sweeney

Jason Santos, chef-owner of Back Bay Harry’s, will be featured as a culinary consultant on “Bar Rescue,” the Spike TV reality series that gives professional makeovers to failing bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Santos will appear alongside host Jon Taffer and will be dishing out advice about food, cooking, menus, and the best way to run a kitchen. Santos will make his debut on the show Nov. 13, and to mark the occasion, he’s hosting a viewing party at his restaurant. Those who attend will be able to watch Santosshowcasing his culinary skills on TV while munching on “Bar Rescue”-inspired appetizers. The viewing party will take place Sunday, Nov. 13 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Back Bay Harry’s at 142 Berkeley St. in Boston.

For more information, visit www.backbayharrys.com/party.

 

Chef Jason Santos Part of Boston Globe Celebrity Chef Round Up

C3 Entertainment, Chef Jason Santos

The Boston Globe by Lisa Zwirn – “…Santos, 40, followed his “Hell’s Kitchen” success with numerous public and TV appearances. “If you’re going to pay me $10,000 to show up, I’m going to show up,” he says. “I was capitalizing on the celebrity I had,” which has included more than a dozen appearances on CBS’s “The Talk.” Through licensing agreements — “$60,000 upfront plus royalties,” he says — he’ll soon be marketing a line of sodas, sauces, and herb kits at mass merchandisers including Walmart, Target, and Home Depot.”

Chef Jason Santos, who was on “Hell’s Kitchen,” co-owns Abby Lane, Back Bay Harry’s, and the soon-to-open Buttermilk & Bourbon.

Chef Jason Santos, who was on “Hell’s Kitchen,” co-owns Abby Lane, Back Bay Harry’s, and the soon-to-open Buttermilk & Bourbon.

Read full article – The Boston Globe – These chefs became famous on TV. What has it done for them lately? Jason Santos

A blue streak of deals for chef Jason Santos

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Jason Santos, here cooking for firefighters at Medford Fire Headquarters in 2013, sees his blue-tinted hair as a branding asset. Boston Globe Josh Reynolds

Jason Santos, here cooking for firefighters at Medford Fire Headquarters in 2013, sees his blue-tinted hair as a branding asset. Boston Globe Josh Reynolds

The Boston Globe – 10/4/16 by: Jon Chesto

You may soon run into Jason Santos and his blue hair in some unexpected places, like the shelves of your local Target or Walmart.

The chef has been trying to find ways to deploy his brand outside of his Boston restaurants, ever since his 2010 stint on Fox’s reality TV show “Hell’s Kitchen,” hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Santos began working with C3 Entertainment, a California-based licensing agency, in 2014. Last year, he landed his first licensing deal — one that put his name and face on a Master Card debit card.

You may soon run into Jason Santos and his blue hair in some unexpected places, like the shelves of your local Target or Walmart.

The chef has been trying to find ways to deploy his brand outside of his Boston restaurants, ever since his 2010 stint on Fox’s reality TV show “Hell’s Kitchen,” hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Santos began working with C3 Entertainment, a California-based licensing agency, in 2014. Last year, he landed his first licensing deal — one that put his name and face on a Master Card debit card.

Santos says his restaurant work remains his main passion: He’s busy tending to Abby Lane in theTheater District and Back Bay Harry’s, as well as Buttermilk & Bourbon, a new place that will open later this fall in the Back Bay. The licensing stuff? He says that’s just a hobby.

“I don’t go out and rock climb on Saturdays,” Santos says. “I go out and try to work my brand.”

Santos concedes that his blue hair has turned into an important asset, by helping to make him more memorable. It all started almost by accident, more than 20 years ago when Santos, on a whim, decided to dye his hair in a hotel room before an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show.

“It just took off,” Santos says. “[But] I just turned 40. How much longer can I rock blue hair?”

With all these products coming to stores with his mug on them, Santos has already solved his own question. The answer? Many years to come.

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