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

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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. To Distribute Kids Animated Series Rainbow Valley Fire Department®

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Updated April 12, 2017 – Rainbow Valley Fire Department is now available to download on Amazon.com!

GLENDALE, CA – February 1, 2017 – C3 Entertainment Inc. has secured rights to the children’s series, Rainbow Valley Fire Department®. C3 will be brokering distribution opportunities for the titles in the arena of broadcast, digital, mobile, online, VOD, home entertainment, civic and educational distribution, in addition to merchandising for the many characters in the series.

Rainbow Valley Fire Department® combines 3-D animation and live action with songs and interactive play. The nine-episode series entertains children and families with a troupe of talking emergency vehicles as they go on rescue adventures, helping people in need, all the while educating children about important life lessons in fire safety.

The series was created by Daniel Taylor and stars Tim Conway as Rusty the Firefighter (Carol Burnett Show, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Air Bud) and Rob Riggle as Captain Andy (The Daily Show, Modern Family, New Girl) with songs by the Grammy Award-winning recording artist, B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”). The musical score was created by multiple award-winning composers John Bettis and Steve Dorff.

“We’re looking forward to securing new channels of distribution for this fantastic series,” says, Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution. “Rainbow Valley is perfect for entertaining and educating kids at home, and the perfect tool for Fire Education Professionals, classroom teachers, and homeschoolers.”

Rainbow Valley Fire Department® 10 minute episodes include:

The Fire Station

Fire Equipment

Fire Trucks

What Causes Fire

Home Fire Prevention Tools

Home Fire Escape Plan

Fire In Your House Part 1

Fire In Your House Part 2

If Fire Gets On Your Clothes

As a bonus for teachers, there is an in-depth Facilitators Guide

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 Rainbow Valley Fire Department®:

Daniel Taylor’s company, FreeState Entertainment, is a motion picture studio dedicated to the protections and preservation of family values and is committed to developing and producing filmed content that entertains, inspires, and challenges with redemptive and hopeful themes. Taylor drew inspiration for Rainbow Valley Fire Department® from his three young sons. Understanding their love for fire trucks and rescue vehicles. Taylor is a graduate from University of Southern California film school and has enjoyed a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter.

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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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Chef Jason Santos Part of Boston Globe Celebrity Chef Round Up

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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.

Article link: Boston Globe A blue streak of deals for chef Jason Santos

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses Celebrity Chef Jason Santos to Vita Food Products, Inc. for Line of Sauces

C3 Entertainment, Chef Jason Santos, In The News

Licensing Made In Magazine (Brands Media) 9/27/16 – by Cristina Angelucci – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced a license to Vita Food Products, Inc. for a line of Chef Jason Santos sauces, dressings, and condiments to be available next year at major food retailers and online throughout the United States and Canada.

Straight from Chef Jason’s menu, each product will be an authentic recipe created by Santos; some of the very same sauces and ingredients served in signature dishes at his restaurants.

“I chose Vita Food Products because I wanted to work with a company that is forward thinking and where the standard of quality comes first,” says Chef Santos. “I am thrilled to be sharing my sauces with consumers. The plan is to kick off the line with some of my favorite BBQ sauces including a BBQ syrup and a white BBQ sauce suitable to use with a variety of fish and meats. The first introduction of dressings on the shelf will be my Black Garlic and Red Onion Vinaigrettes.”

The fun, charismatic and dynamic Chef Santos was a finalist on Fox’s hit competitive cooking show Hell’s Kitchen and regularly appears on CBS’s The Talk. He thrills patron’s palates in his three Boston restaurants, Abby Lane Boston, Back Bay Harry’s, Buttermilk & Bourbon (coming soon), with his distinctive cooking style referred to as “Julia Child meets Willy Wonka.”

“With his unique talent for creating delicious sauces, Chef Santos and Vita Foods are the perfect pairing. His fans will love having Santos’ sauces available at retail,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution for C3. “The high quality of Vita Foods products will please Santos’ existing followers while positioning him for wider exposure to new audiences.”

Vita Food’s Vice President, Bill Zaikos states, “Vita is excited to partner with Chef Jason. We look forward to working with him to bring his most popular restaurant sauces and dressings to the retail market.”

C3 Entertainment To Represent Rock ’n’ Roll Legend Ritchie Valens For Licensing & Merchandising

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GLENDALE, CA – August 8, 2016 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced a new license to represent Rock ’n’ Roll legend Ritchie Valens for licensing & merchandising. Valens made history as rock music’s first Latino star with popular songs such as “La Bamba” and “Donna.”

The famous singer, songwriter, and guitarist joins fellow artist, The Big Bopper on the C3 roster. The license is with Hi-Tone Five Corp representing the Ritchie Valens estate.

Ritchie Valens C3 Entertainment, Inc.

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Credited with being the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was one of the original pioneers of Rock ’n’ Roll. His revolutionary household classic, “La Bamba,” fused elements of a traditional Mexican folk tune with rock ’n’ roll.

Valens began recording for Del-Fi Records in 1958. In a career spanning only eight months, he recorded three albums of over 30 songs and released nine singles including five chart-toppers with “Donna” peaking at #2 on the Billboard pop chart in 1958.

Since his untimely death at the age of 17, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valens’ guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

Valens was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, is remembered with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a U.S. Postage Stamp.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said, “Ritchie Valens is a legendary artist that still resonates today. We are honored to add this classic brand to the C3 roster and explore new opportunities to share Valens’ legacy with his loyal audience as well as a new generation of fans.”

Ritchie Valens along with legendary musicians Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper died in a tragic plane crash on February 3, 1959, during their Winter Dance Party tour; a day referred to as ‘the day the music died’.

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.

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C3 Entertainment Licenses Chef Jason Santos To Buzzy Seeds For Chef Inspired Grow Kits

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GLENDALE, CA – April 29, 2016 – C3 Entertainment Inc. announced a license to Buzzy Seeds for a line of Celebrity Chef Jason Santos grow kits for herbs and vegetables in high-end ceramic planters with recipes and cooking tips from Jason. The kits will be available in Spring 2017 in major retailers throughout America.


c3WebsitesliderHomeCelebrityChef_JasonSantos_New1The fun, charismatic and dynamic Chef Jason Santos was a finalist on Fox’s hit competitive cooking show Hell’s Kitchen and regularly appears on CBS’s The Talk. He thrills patron’s palates in his two Boston restaurants, Abby Lane Boston and Back Bay Harry’s, with his distinctive cooking style referred to as “Julia Child meets Willy Wonka.”

“Jason’s fans will love the flavor combinations Jason has chosen personally for these unique grow kits,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution for C3.

“Buzzy’s 100% natural, non-GMO seeds will be especially welcomed by consumers who prefer the locally-grown and organic produce trends.”

Buzzy CEO Kees Wurth states, “Many people love the idea of growing fresh herbs and vegetables. Buzzy’s grow kits are easy-to-use and include everything needed to grow fresh flowers, herbs and vegetables. Having Chef Santos create tasty pairings of seeds means you can add top quality chef inspired taste to your home-cooked meals.”

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 Buzzy Seeds: Buzzy, Inc. is the leader in seed grow kits for fresh flowers, herbs and vegetables. Buzzy is committed to providing the best quality products available. Buzzy, Inc. stands by its guaranteed to grow promise so everyone can enjoy growing fresh with success. For more information, please visit www.buzzyseeds.com.