Monday, June 29, 2015

Universal Music artist Rod Stewart Announces New Album "Another Country" Set For Release October 23rd on Capitol Records

Rod Stewart has finished work on his eagerly anticipated new album, Another Country, to be released on October 23rd via Capitol Records. Another Country continues a prolific new chapter in Stewart's storied career which began with 2013's,Time,his landmark last album which reintroduced him as one of rock's most gifted storytellers.

I've found that the only way to write songs is to be as personal and honest as possible," Rod explains.  "And when my last album was so well-received it gave me the confidence to keep on writing, and to examine and write about different things. It also gave me the freedom to experiment with different sounds - like reggae, ska and Celtic melodies."
Fans who pre-order the 12-song standard or 17-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of Stewart's first single "Love is."  Fans who pre-order the 17-song deluxe edition will also receive an instant download of "In A Broken Dream," the infamous 1968 Python Lee Jackson song featuring the vocals of a yet unknown Rod Stewart.  Stewart's vocals played catalyst for the song becoming a hit four years later, following his rise to stardom.  Today, those infamous vocals can be heard on rapper A$AP Rocky's (Mark Ronson produced) hit "Everyday" which was just added to the UK's coveted Radio 1 playlist and was called a "Rod Stewart-sampling soul fantasia" by Rolling Stone.

The video for "Love is" has been released today on Vevo and features Rod and his band jamming on the roof of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood, CA.

Collaborating closely with Kevin Savigar, who co-produced the album, Stewart embraced modern technology to record the album, "It seems like I've spent years of my life in a recording studio so being able to record this album at home, where most of the songs were written, felt so much more intimate and inspiring."

With his singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time.  In a career spanning more than five decades, he has amassed sales of more than 200 million albums and singles worldwide.  Throughout his career, he's garnered two inductions into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 18 Grammy nominations, and in 2007 was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England.  In 2012, Stewart became a New York Times Bestselling author with the release of his autobiography.  The following year, he released Time, his first rock album in a dozen years, on Capitol Records. The album features 11 original tracks and marked Rod's return to songwriting after nearly two decades. Time entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist -- and in the US, it marked Stewart's highest-charting album of original material since 1979.

Rod Stewart's "Another Country" Track List: 
1.  Love Is
2.  Please
3.  Walking In The Sunshine
4.  Love and Be Loved
5.  We Can Win
6.  Another Country
7.  Way Back Home
8.  Can We Stay Home Tonight?
9.  Batman Superman Spiderman
10.  The Drinking Song
11.  Hold The Line *
12.  A Friend For Life * 
Deluxe Edition: 
13.  Every Rock 'n' Roll Song To Me
14.  One Night With You.
15.  In A Broken Dream *
16.  Great Day
17.  Last Train Home
All songs except those marked with an asterisk were written & produced by Rod Stewart

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SONY PICTURES AND MARVEL STUDIOS FIND THEIR “SPIDER-MAN” STAR AND DIRECTOR

Tom Holland Cast as the Web-Slinger
    Jon Watts to Direct the Next Spider-Man Adventure, Set for Release July 28, 2017                   
CULVER CITY, Calif., and BURBANK, Calif., June 23, 2015 – Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.  The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of Cop Car, the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. 
Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director.  The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in The Impossible, “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea, and by a series of complex screen tests.  Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.  
Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, “It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job.  The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding.  I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception.  I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent.  For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special.   All in all, we are off to a roaring start.” 
Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.  We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.” 
Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world.  With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” 
Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger. 
Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide. 
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT 
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/. 
About Marvel Entertainment 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing, including licensing the Spider-Man universe to Sony Pictures.  For more information visit marvel.com. © 2015 MARVEL

Thursday, June 25, 2015

MAX 2 Highlights and Listings 1st- 16th July 2015

Wednesday
7/1/2015

8:00:00 PM

INQUILAAB
Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi
Thursday
7/2/2015
8:00:00 PM
ARADHANA
Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore
Friday
7/3/2015
8:00:00 PM
PURAB AUR PASCHIM
Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu
Saturday
7/4/2015
7:00:00 PM
HADH KAR DI AAPNE
Govinda, Rani Mukherji
Sunday
7/5/2015
7:00:00 PM
JUDWAA
Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor
Monday
7/6/2015
8:00:00 PM
KAALA PATTHAR
Parveen Babi, Shatrughan Sinha
Tuesday
7/7/2015
8:00:00 PM
THE BURNING TRAIN
Hema Malini, Dharmendra
Wednesday
7/8/2015
8:00:00 PM
SAFAR
Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore
Thursday
7/9/2015
8:00:00 PM
AAINA
Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla
Friday
7/10/2015
8:00:00 PM
SHREEMAN AASHIQUE
Rishi Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar
Saturday
7/11/2015
7:00:00 PM
MR. NATWARLAL
Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan
Sunday
7/12/2015
7:00:00 PM
HAATIM TAI
Jeetendra, Sangeeta Bijlani
Monday
7/13/2015
8:00:00 PM
PUKAR
Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman
Tuesday
7/14/2015
8:00:00 PM
JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDAR
Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka
Wednesday
7/15/2015
8:00:00 PM
CHANDNI
Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi
Thursday
7/16/2015
8:00:00 PM
AAP KI KASAM
Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz

Thursday, June 18, 2015

THE MARRIOTT CONTENT STUDIO AND MARRIOTT HOTELS PREMIERE ORIGINAL SHORT FILM “FRENCH KISS” – PRODUCED BY IAN SANDER AND KIM MOSES – WORLDWIDE ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Celebrities Gather for World Premiere Event at Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles 
Today, the Marriott Content Studio - in partnership with Marriott Hotels, the company’s flagship brand - premieres its second original short film, French Kiss, with a global YouTube launch followed by a gala screening and party at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles this evening. The multi-platform, all-screens distribution strategy, includes digital – frenchkissfilm.com – limited theatrical release, Marriott Hotels’ guest rooms, as well as on Marriott.com and to the 50 million Marriott Rewards members.
Starring Tyler Ritter (The McCarthy’s) and Margot Luciarte (French Model and Actress), French Kiss was directed by John Gray (Ghost Whisperer; Profiler; D.O.A.) and produced by Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM (Ghost Whisperer; Profiler; D.O.A.).
The 23-minute film follows Ethan (Tyler Ritter), an international business traveler on a trip to Paris that is all work, no inspiration. In town to speak at an innovation and technology conference at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees, Ethan has spent his time in the city of lights preparing for his speech – until his laptop goes missing. Margaux (Margot Luciarte), a beautiful young Parisian woman, wants to pull Ethan out of his work-only mindset and into her brilliant world of wonder and adventure. Through magical realism that can only happen in Paris, Margaux captures Ethan’s imagination with a string of clues, showing him the beauty of the city and its iconic locations through her eyes. The audience follows Ethan on his magical journey of exploration, falling under Margaux’s spell. When the two finally meet in front of the Eiffel Tower, Ethan sees with his own eyes that the choice has always been up to him, and the audience is reminded how travel should inspire and delight.

“On the surface, French Kiss is a story about a business traveler set in Paris,” said David Beebe, vice president, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International. “When you delve deeper into the film, you discover the characters are taking you through a brilliant travel story as they navigate through the streets of the city through magical realism that can only happen in Paris. French Kiss was developed to entertain audiences through original storytelling where the brand and hotel play a character - ultimately inspiring viewers to travel. Short films are just one part of our content mix and overall ‘3C’ content marketing strategy of producing engaging content that builds communities that drive commerce.”
Said Kim Moses, Executive Producer of French Kiss, “Our experience working with Marriott was a creative dream. Working with Marriott Hotels and the Marriott Content Studio, the only parameters that were given to us were to make it to appeal to Millennials, shoot in Paris and subtly tell the story of what it means to travel brilliantly.  We were then given the creative license to thread that needle with global appeal.  Having this support and creative freedom allowed us, along with writer/director John Gray, to produce a pure vision that allows the audience to laugh and be emotionally, romantically and magically touched in a universal way.”

FK Eifel TowerSaid Tyler Ritter, “To work on French Kiss was an adventure in and of itself, being set in the beautiful city of Paris.  Playing Ethan Holloway was an incredible learning experience as the character's beliefs are constantly challenged by his surroundings, and I believe his journey to be particularly inspiring.” 

To celebrate the premiere, Paris Marriott Champs Elysees has created a special French Kiss experience that retraces the footsteps of Margaux and Ethan through the city, inviting guests to recreate the romance and intrigue of the film for themselves.  Guests will be encouraged to leave their mobile devices behind and discover Paris for themselves. The hotel will provide a printed map to guide guests, tickets to attractions, such as the Eifel Tower and The Louvre and a Polaroid camera to capture picture perfect moments they can share on social media. For more information, go to: (insert URL)

For a behind-the-scenes look and more information about the film, visit: http://frenchkissfilm.marriott.com/.

Since its launch in September 2014, the Marriott Content Studio has announced a string of talent partnerships to feed its global content pipeline.  A summary of deals includes:
·         The Navigator Live, a Renaissance Hotels TV series currently distributed on AXS TV, produced in partnership with AEG.
·         Marriott Traveler – a new travel and lifestyle publication featuring destination content at Traveler.Marriott.com – that produces valuable destination and travel content that is unexpected, informative, and definitely not found in tourist guides.
·         Category-exclusive development deals with YouTube stars and content creators, including Louis Cole (@funforlouis), Taryn Southern, Sonia Gil, Vagabrothers; Jack Harries (jacksgap); and What's Trending with Damon Berger and Shira Lazar.
·         The TWO BELLMAN short film series in collaboration with Substance Over Hype and directed by Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera for the company’s JW Marriott brand.

In recognition of Marriott's innovative and game changing marketing, MIP TV  awarded the company its prestigious 2015 Brand of the Year. The MIP TV award is world renowned for recognizing the best in video marketing and branded entertainment and how original content has become a high-impact strategy to connect with consumers and create new partnerships in the entertainment industry.

About Marriott’s Content Studio 
Launched in September 2014, Marriott’s Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company’s focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company’s hotels.
Sander/Moses Productions & SLAM 
Producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM have inked a deal with MCS to develop a branded digital project together (http://www.sandermoses.com/whoweare).  "In an ever-changing world of content creation and 21st century global interconnection it is really exciting to be teaming up with a premium travel brand like Marriott in the digital content space" said Ian Sander of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM.  Sander/Moses have an astonishing eleven TV series (including Ghost Whisperer and Profiler) four feature films (including D.O.A.), and dozens of digital projects to their credit.
About Marriott Hotels 
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.
ABOUT MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at 
www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dilwale Set To Release On 18th December

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and Rohit Shetty Productions’ film Dilwale is set to release on 18thDecember, 2015. The film that is currently being shot in Bulgaria has locked the Christmas weekend for its grand release. 
With Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty coming back for the second time after Chennai Express, Dilwale has already created the much needed buzz and is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Recently some sequences of the film were shot in Mumbai and Goa following which the team has taken off to Bulgaria to film the next schedule.  
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Dilwale is a family entertainer starring Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Not only does the film bring back the evergreen pair of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol on screen but also has an amazing ensemble of actors like Vinod Khanna, Boman Irani, Kabir Bedi, Sanjay Mishra and Varun Sharma among others. So get ready for year-end celebrations with Dilwale.

MAX 2 Highlights and Listings 17th- 30th June 2015


Wednesday
6/17/2015
8:00:00 PM
CHANDNI
Waheeda Rehman, Sridevi, Vinod Khanna
Thursday
6/18/2015
8:00:00 PM
HALF TICKET
Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Helen
Friday
6/19/2015
8:00:00 PM
KOYLA
Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit
Saturday
6/20/2015
7:00:00 PM
HUM
Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda
Sunday
6/21/2015
7:00:00 PM
DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
Monday
6/22/2015
8:00:00 PM
VIRASAT
Anil Kapoor, Pooja Batra
Tuesday
6/23/2015
8:00:00 PM
JEET
Karishma Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Alok Nath
Wednesday
6/24/2015
8:00:00 PM
GANGA KI SAUGAND
Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan
Thursday
6/25/2015
8:00:00 PM
ANKUSH
Nana Patekar, Nisha Singh
Friday
6/26/2015
8:00:00 PM
DARR
Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan
Saturday
6/27/2015
7:00:00 PM
KHOON BHARI MAANG
Kabir Bedi, Rekha
Sunday
6/28/2015
7:00:00 PM
KHUDGARZ
Jeetendra, Amrita Singh
Monday
6/29/2015
8:00:00 PM
AA GALE LAG JAA
Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore
Tuesday
6/30/2015
8:00:00 PM
INQUILAAB
Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan

VORTEX, BANDRA HOSTED A BREATH-TAKING MUSIC EVENING WITH ONE AND ONLY ANUSHKA MANCHANDA

Vortex Bandra one of the most glamorous places in Mumbai hosted a spectacular night with one of the renowned artist, Anushka Manchanda f...