Heidi Klum visits Loyal Studios

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Heidi Klum visits Loyal Studios in Burbank, with CEO Bob Bekian, to film a German McDonald’s commercial. “Loyal was great, they provided healthy gourmet snacks and lunch and were really cool to shoot with” Klum noted.

Justin Bieber – Photog beatdown going to prosecutors

Justin Bieber scuffles with paparazzi

Justin Bieber scuffles with paparazzi

Justin Bieber’s brawl with a photog over the weekend isn’t going to just disappear … TMZ has learned the case WILL be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible criminal prosecution.

We’re told cops have already decided to refer the case to prosecutors, even though the investigation is far from complete. They have requested to interview the Biebs, but he’s in Norway now. It’s pretty typical for police to refer high-profile cases to prosecutors.

TMZ broke the story … Bieber’s a suspect for allegedly committing criminal battery against a photog in Calabasas Sunday afternoon. The photog called 911 after the scuffle, but by the time cops arrived, the singer had split.

The pap was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. He then filed a police report naming Bieber as the culprit.

If Bieber is charged and convicted, he’d face 6 months in jail. But the photog faces an even worse fate — having to tell people Justin Bieber kicked his ass.

Kate Middleton vs. Pippa Middleton — Fashion Faceoff

Kate Middleton, 30, made the blue wrap dress she wore during her official engagement announcement with Prince William in November 2010 instantly iconic. Style-savvy shoppers snapped it up so fast that it sold out in less than 24 hours, and the dress was replicated for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London. So it was quickly recognized when Kate’s younger sister, Pippa, 28, stepped out in a different shade of the same Issa “Forever” dress last week, just a year and a half after Kate made it famous. Pippa’s been known to upstage the competition, and this was certainly a smart way to steal the spotlight! But did she don the dress as well as her sister? Sounds like this all-Middleton edition of our style showdown is on!

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton (Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton (WENN.com)

Big sis Kate debuted a royal blue version of the dress (appropriate, no?) with black heels and minimal jewelry, which of course included her engagement ring, an 18-karat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds that was selected by the late Princess Diana for her wedding to Prince Charles. The sparkler cost $60,000 in 1981. The frock played up Kate’s fit physique, which, as was recently reported by British magazine Now, she maintains with an hour-long workout every morning using only a gym ball and dumbbells, and no personal trainer.

Pippa, whose own figure inspired a “butt lift” craze following the royal wedding in April 2011, wore the raspberry version of the dress for last weekend’s nuptials of her friend Camilla Hook to Sam Holland, the grandson of Lord Richard Attenborough, in Scotland. She also donned a rosebud fascinator, a black handbag, and black pumps as she reportedly read the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” at the ceremony and mingled with guests.

Now, both Kate and Pippa selected a gorgeous garment. The wrap style of the dress makes it flattering for all body types — not that either of them need any help in that department! And they’ve both chosen shades that contrast nicely with their dark hair. While I prefer Kate’s locks without a fascinator, Pippa can’t really be penalized for wearing something that’s a wardrobe staple in her world. (Although she probably won’t be wearing many hats if rumors that she plans to move to New York City prove true.) The real tie-breaker then is that Kate made the dress memorable, so anyone else wearing it is going to seem as if they’re simply recreating a look that truly belongs to her. So I say Kate wins it. Do you agree?

Loyal Studios Co-Produced Pilot for “Loiters Squad” with Odd Future

If you know what “OFWGKTA” stands for, you either know an avid texter, or you live for the thrill of soul-pumping beats.  The lengthy acronym belongs to the eclectic, alternative Hip Hop group called, “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All” from Los Angeles.  Their sound joins the ranks of groups defining the music of a generation.

Lead by Tyler: The Creator, the group took off in 2007, but it’s not just one band.  Odd Future is compiled of different subgroups like “The Jet Age of Tomorrow,” and “MellowHype.”  Odd Future shows off the talents of ten eclectic artists from Los Angeles, including Syd the Kyd, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Jasper Loc, Mike G, and Matt Martian.  The group’s success grew exponentially over the last five years with their internet fan base spilling over into crowded venues like London’s “The Drop,” Southern California’s “The House of Blues,” and the annual master-bands weekend, Coachella.
OFWGKTA lands this year in the cities of London, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester for their 2012 tour.

Loyal Studios and their production crews shot the pilot episode of Loiters Squad in the pre-lit HD greenscreen studio in Burbank California, combining SONY HD camera systems with the 1000 watt playback system that is built into the studio. “Odd Future is on the cutting edge of creativity and free expression. Their talents go beyond Hip Hop into a multilevel entertainment brand. We expect their success to continue to grow as they expand their reach into comedy and television on adult swim.” Says producer Bob Bekian who is also the CEO of Loyal Studios and founder of REALHD.TV.

True to feeding the voracious viewers with slightly weird, unique, and unconventional animated or live action entertainment, Adult Swim adds Odd Future to the mix with “Loiter’s Squad.”  The show features sketch comedies, pranks, and skits all calling Shenanigans that fans of Adult Swim have come to love.

Make sure to check out episodes of Loiter Squad on Adult Swim, every Sunday at 11:30pm.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart at Cannes Film Festival!

Kristen Stewart had her day in the Cannes spotlight on Wednesday (when she wowed for the premiere of her film, On the Road), but today is all about Robert Pattinson.

And while girlfriend K.Stew left an impression with her killer fashion choices, Rob has opted for talk of testicles to raise eyebrows. Yep, whereas he revealed Cosmopolis “gave him balls” earlier, he’s now turned to talk about us actual, well, little Roberts.

That said, did K.Stew show up to support her boyfriend? And has Rob really been bashing Twilight while doing his promo rounds?

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/#ixzz1vv9VE2Ph

Producer Bob Bekian Launches a High-Tech Ad Agency Targeting Branded Content for the Internet

bob bekian shooting a commercial

Producer Bob Bekian shooting a commercial at his Burbank studio

(Santa Monica, CA) – Producer and Media Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has always thought outside the box.  The former professional skateboarder from Venice, California, built a group of innovative media companies that leverage technology and creativity together to deliver high quality production services to thousands of clients.

Beginning with distributing blank professional media stock, Bekian partnered with the founder of Computer Discount Warehouse (CDW) and grew that company to the largest Sony and Panasonic professional media distributor in the world.  Bekian then created Pro HD Rentals, Greenscreenla.com, and Loyal Studios in the entertainment community before starting his own web channel known as RealHD.TV.

Bekian has produced over 800 commercials and music videos, reality show sequences, features, and internet projects in his high tech studios, and has worked  with and directed some of the biggest stars in the entertainment business, including Gerard Butler, Billy Crystal, Heidi Klum, and Don Cheadle.
“We were the first to develop a turn-key production solution,” Bekian says.  He was disappointed to see production leaving California because of the high cost and red tape that evolved after 100 years as the production capitol of the world.  In response, Bekian began consolidating the production process into one service rather than a fragmented group of steps producers traditionally deal with.

Snoop Dogg shooting a commercial at Loyal Studios

Snoop Dogg shooting an HD commercial at Loyal Studios in Santa Monica California

“Bob Bekian never accepts the status quo,” noted producer Brian Grazer.  “I think his combination of go-for-it skateboarding roots, and incredible creativity allowed him to see over the trees rather than getting bogged down with what people say can’t be done.”

Bekian’s Loyal Studios has become a self contained “production factory” providing a place where projects can be conceptualized, shot, edited, and then distributed very quickly and at a very reasonable cost.  Clients can view progress via the internet all over the world.

“I found that with many traditional ad agencies, there are a lot of egos and fear of making a decision,” Bekian adds.  “Often I would see the client on the sidelines while 10 people were debating about how to produce a commercial.  That is not the way we run our creative process.”  Loyal Studios uploads clients videos to dozens of web channels simultaneously, creating measurable web traffic and brand awareness for their product.

Loyal Studios

Loyal Studios Commercial production facilities include the most sophisticated camera systems and pre-lit greenscreen studios

Citing the collaborative approach his teams bring to each project combined with a one stop shop compiling the latest technologies, Bekian and his studios are on the move.  The new commercial division of Loyal Studios specializes in fully produced short form branded content and commercials.  Clients already include Snapple, Freeway Insurance, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Foods, Prius, Chevron and One Hour Energy products.  “We intend to keep production in California by producing quality ads that are affordable and effective,” adds Bekian.

For more information about Bob Bekian, visit www.bobbekian.com

For more information about Loyal Studios, check out www.loyalstudios.tv

To see RealHD.tv, please click www.realhd.tv

Producer Bob Bekian and Will I Am behind the scenes at Loyal Studios

Bob Bekian and Will I Am

Will I am rolled up to Loyal Studios Burbank to shoot the narration for the discovery channel’s series “Curiosity.” Check out this exclusive photo of Loyal Studios CEO Bob Bekian with Will I Am.

Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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