BURBANK STUDIO CHOSEN FOR LAUNCH OF NEW HISPANIC CHANNEL

Soraya Menchaca

Soraya Menchaca

(Burbank, CA)  Loyal Studios has entered into an agreement with Compralux –the new Luxury home shopping channel for the Hispanic market – to produce all of their broadcast content.  Compralux is a new on-air shopping channel targeted to the growing under-served Spanish speaking population.  Steven Zale of Compralux noted that, “Loyal Studios was chosen because of the technological advantages the studio has over others we considered.”  Loyal Studios has invested greatly in high definition virtual stages and backgrounds which create a realistic set such as you would see on Sports Center or CNN.  Compralux offers a specially selected group of products such as jewelry, skin care, and other popular catagories—which are carefully selected for this market.

Loyal Studios has developed a complete in-house production factory for Compralux, which takes each show from the creative start through production into finishing and finally uploading the shows to their ultimate destinations.  Bob Bekian, president of Loyal Studios, says, “The technology we invested in over the last year is now being utilized by our clients, enabling them to be much for efficient, as well as save thousands of dollars.”

Onsen

Onsen Skin Products

Many think the time has come for this type of channel to emerge, as the fastest growing demographic in the United States gains increasing buying power

and influence.  Designer jewelry from Swarovski, Rolex watches, and skin care products from Onsen are all featured in Compralux shows.  Mexican television host and fashion expert Soraya Menchaca has been cast as the anchor for the show, and will include special guests in her segments.

Compralux can be reached at www.compralux.com, and Loyal Studios can be reached at www.loyalstudios.tv.

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Loyal Studios Logo

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HOLLYWOOD STUDIO VOWS TO KEEP PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA

Charlize Theron behind the scenes on "Prometheus"

Charlize Theron behind the scenes on “Prometheus”

(Burbank, CA):  Television and feature film production has been defecting from their traditional roots in California to other states in order to take advantage of attractive tax credits and other incentives.  This has caused a slowdown in all levels of businesses associated with production; from camera operators to caterers.

Star Wars Speeder Bike on Loyal Studios Burbank green screen.

Star Wars Speeder Bike on Loyal Studios Burbank green screen.

Producer and studio owner, Bob Bekian, has just finished an extensive re-modeling of his Loyal Studios location in Burbank, incorporating the latest technical tools into his facility in order to provide a reduced cost to producers.  “We are a leader in Green Screen technology, and have installed one of the most advanced 360 degree lighting systems in our industry,” Bekian says.  This allows for very quick set-ups in our studio, saving an average of 20% on preparation time, which leads to more shots completed during the day.

Jaeger suits from "Prometheus."

Jaeger suits from “Prometheus.”

Another important feature the studio has developed is a fully-integrated control room with the studio.  This allows for editors and file managers to work in tandem with the camera operators to assemble and edit footage immediately during a day in the studio, allowing for immediate revisions and notes.  “We have incorporated the latest HD storage and file management technology into our facilities so that producers can reduce costs and keep production value high.”  The strategy is paying off with several of the big studios turning to Loyal Studios to augment their production slates, recently Pacific Rim, Movie 43, and Prometheus have all shot sequences at Loyal Studios.

For more information about Loyal Studios, visit loyalstudios.tv

For more information on Bob Bekian, visit his website here.

LOYAL STUDIOS PRODUCES SEQUENCES FOR LEGENDARY PICTURES’ “PACIFIC RIM”

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Legendary Pictures
“Pacific Rim” is scheduled
for release summer 2013

(Burbank, CA) : Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, will tell the story of humanity fighting against an alien attack that threatens Earth’s existence.  “Giant robots piloted by Humans are deployed to fight off the menace.” – (IMDB)

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Behind the scenes with the spacesuits from “Pacific Rim”

It is an epic production that utilizes hundreds of visual effects shots in order to create the giant monsters and environments in the story.  Warner Brothers and Legendary called on Bob Bekian’s high tech Digital HD studios in Burbank to provide the production elements for several sequences. The shots called for the use of Bekian’s pre-lit green screens with specialized lighting and monitoring in order to do pre-visualization of how the sequence will look after post production.

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Loyal Studios HD Engineer Hector Luken with Guillermo Del Toro at the Burbank
High-Tech Facility

“We have designed our facilities to use the latest technology in order to produce incredible images that tell compelling stories,” Bekian said.  The sequences shot at Loyal Studios employ the ARRI Alexa camera system.  The studio’s integrated control room that feeds the HD files into an array of technology does everything from immediately replacing the green screen background with various sample digital “plates,” to uploading the files to off-site Producers via a high speed internet connection.

Guillermo del Toro directed the sequences, including one with renowned NFL quarterback, Terry Bradshaw. “We love working with Legendary Pictures and especially Guillermo Del Toro,” Bekian adds.  “He is a visionary director, and Legendary Pictures continues to produce incredible films that continually push the industry’s bar of excellence.”

For more information about “Pacific rim,” click the link.

Legendary pictures, visit Legendary Pictures

For info about Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios, visit www.bobbekian.com

DODGE TO PROVIDE ALL VEHICLES FOR TELEVISION PILOT

venice-poster-3(Burbank, CA)Chrysler Dodge has jumped into the highly anticipated show, “Venice 13,” and agreed to provide vehicles in many aspects of the show. The one-hour crime drama, currently shooting in Los Angeles, CA, tells the true story of the highly successful undercover precinct 13 in Venice California.  “We are very enthusiastic about the integration of Dodge and Chrysler into the show,” notes Executive Producer Bob Bekian. “Dodge has a brand that is very popular in the demographic that the show speaks to, and the vehicles being incorporated into the show are exciting.”

The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT8 will both be featured as prominent “Hero Cars” and the Dodge sprinter van is converted into a high-tech mobile crime lab. “We modified the performance on the Challenger to increase the horsepower and add some Hollywood tricks,” Bekian adds.

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger

Based on a true story, Precinct 13 in Venice has been very successful in bringing down several criminal operations in L.A. including  a well publicized infiltration and apprehension of an Al-Qaeda cell which was planning on shooting down airplanes at LAX. The Precinct is a division of the National Terrorism Advisory System and is integrated with most of the major United States law enforcement agencies.

Mobile crime lab in a Dodge Sprinter van

Mobile crime lab in a Dodge Sprinter van

 

Precinct 13 is known as very effective, and  highly secretive unit consisting of agents work deep undercover often for several months before apprehending their target. “The fact the Dodge is willing to provide the vehicles in the show  helps to legitimize the project, and we are very happy about the co-branding agreement,” added JoJo Ryder, Co -Executive Producer.

YOLANDA PECORARO CAST AS LEAD IN “VENICE 13”

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Yolanda Pecoraro will play the lead in “Venice 13” Produced by Loyal Studios

Hollywood (CA):  The Producers of Venice 13, the controversial true story of an undercover unit in Los Angeles, have cast Yolanda Pecoraro in the lead role. Pecoraro will play Vanessa Rodriguez, the notorious agent who broke up an arms smuggling ring distributing weapons to Al-Qaeda cells in the L.A. area.

Executive Producers Bob Bekian of Loyal Studios, and JoJo Ryder of Untouchable J Productions went through an exhaustive casting process in order to find Pecoraro. “The character of Vanessa has to have a very complex set of skills and Yolanda Pecoraro can definitely fill that role.”  Noted Bob Bekian.

“She has athleticism, incredible acting skills and a realistic attitude about the character”

Venice 13 posterThe story follows Precinct 13 in Venice California which is a joint task force created to battle the 40,000 gang members distributing various types of contraband coming in through the port of Los Angeles.

Pecoraro is no stranger to contention herself, being recently linked to Tom Cruise after his breakup with Katie Holmes.

Venice 13 will also include Noah Blake (son of actor, Robert Blake) as Commander Chris Giamala who is the coordinator of the task force and is credited with saving the city of L.A. from a major terrorist attack.

Other notable additions to the project include a partnership with Dodge/ Chrysler which is providing many vehicles for the show including the “Hero Car,” a customized Challenger as well as a high- tech mobile crime van.

The highly anticipated series has been in pre-production and will begin shooting the pilot December 20th.

For more information on Bob Bekian’s projects, visit bobbekian.com

Lindsay Lohan Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Woman at New York City Nightclub

Lindsay Lohan being released from jail

Looks like Lindsay Lohan may have a hit on her hands—and not the good kind.

The critically savaged Liz & Dick star was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly punching a woman at a New York City nightclub, E! News has confirmed.

According to an NYPD spokeswoman, the 26-year-old actress got into a fight with the woman at Club Avenue in downtown Manhattan and allegedly punched her in the face.

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Cops arrested Lohan at around 4 a.m. outside the club, and she was charged with assault.

A source tells E! News that the woman LiLo allegedly clocked is a tourist visiting from West Palm Beach, Fla., and was at the club with her husband. The source also claims that the star had been banned from the club previously.

Lohan was subsequently released from custody shortly before 8 a.m., covering herself with a black jacket as she left the precinct. Authorities say they expect Lohan to be issued a desk-appearance ticket.

It’s the latest legal headache for the embattled comebacking star, who was also arrested in early September for allegedly swiping a man with her car at another downtown Manhattan club, and, a few weeks later, was allegedly assaulted at a New York City hotel.

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Lohan is also still on probation in her necklace-jacking case. No word yet how this latest arrest will affect that status and whether it will land her back in jail.

After hearing news of his daughter’s arrest, Lindsay’s estranged dad, Michael Lohan, vented his frustration about LiLo’s latest police run-in.

“She is in a dark place,” he tells E! News exclusively. “It’s in God’s hands, and I hope he deals with her appropriately.”

He also took his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, to task for their daughter’s downward spiral.

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“I was trying to get Dina on board with me for a long time but especially the last two weeks,” he added. “If she had, this wouldn’t have happened. Lindsay is acting out in numerous ways because she needs us, and internally she’s hurt and angry. Again, it’s all on Dina, and I wish to God she would stop and resolve things with us to do the same for our children.”

Earlier in the morning he also took to Twitter to offer general parenting advice in the wake of LiLo’s bust-up.

“This is for ALL parents who go or went thru the same! Please don’t make the mistakes!,” he wrote.

See also: Loyal StudiosRealHD.TV for all your entertainment needs

For more info on Bob Bekian, visit www.bobbekian.com

The Hobbit World Premiere: Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett Celebrate in New Zealand

Cate Blanchett arrives at The Hobbit premiere

Cate Blanchett arrives at The Hobbit premiere

One premiere to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.

Middle-earth mania was in full force as an estimated 100,000 Kiwis turned out to hailPeter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman,Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Wednesday night in the New Zealand capital of Wellington.

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The blockbuster, the first installment of a new trilogy that’s serving as a prequel to the director’s trio of Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings films, earned rave reviews from those in attendance at its first showing at the Embassy Theatre, whose entrance was decorated to look like a Hobbit house.

Excited fans—many of whom wore homemade hobbit feet, elven cloaks and wizard costumes—cheered as Jackson and company walked a massive red carpet. Along with new cast members including Richard Armitage, who plays the dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, were veterans of the first trilogy, among them Elijah Wood, who briefly reprises his role as Frodo in The Hobbit and lavished praise on Freeman in the lead as Bilbo Baggins.

“He was brilliant, the right amount of funny,” Wood told The Hollywood Reporter. “He has strange qualities but also real heart. He is the heart of the movie, and he really pulled it off.”

For his part, Jackson was extremely humbled by The Hobbit‘s reception.

“It’s great to have so many people come out to celebrate the movie,” the filmmaker told the New York Daily News. “It’s very humbling. New Zealand is a very small country, it’s a very young country. I just think we like to celebrate when we punch above our weight. We sometimes do quite well in sports, and now we’re doing OK in moviemaking too.”

It was quite a welcome switch-up from the mood a few hours earlier at a Hobbit press conference, where Jackson again denied claims that two-dozen animals died during production due to poor conditions on a farm where they were housed.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters in the U.S. on Dec. 14.

See stars arrive at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey world premiere!

SOURCE: E! Online

See also: Loyal StudiosRealHD.TV for all your entertainment needs

For more info on Bob Bekian, visit www.bobbekian.com

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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