Just In Time For Halloween! New Indie Film “Babangluksa” Opening in Manila October 26

From Our Special Correspondent in Manila

“Babangluksa”, a new horror indie film opens Wednesday, October 26, 2011  in selected Manila area cinemas to be announced soon… a pre-Holloween special treat starring Precious Lara Quigaman, Luis Ady Alandy, Angelika Dela Cruz Full, Roselle Nava… executive producer is Joseph Paolo Henry, written and directed by U Juan Santiago.

DIRECTOR: Yuan Santiago
ASST. DIRECTOR: Arvin Almaida
LINE PRODUCER: Aldrich Huang
LIGHTING DIRECTOR: Mervin Delos Santos
WARDROBE: Gina Veloria
PROSTHETICS: Maria Victoria Contretras
PUBLICIST: Mell Navarro
CASTING BY: LIPS Entertainment

8PAK.COM Profile: Gil Van Policarpio, Chief Contributing Photographer, Business Administration Graduate, and Photo Editor

Gil Van Policarpio, Photo Credit: mcjodizon photography

The Editors here at 8PAK.COM are most pleased to introduce and recognize our Chief Contributing Photographer and Photo Editor, the very accomplished and talented, Gil Van Policarpio.

Gil, who is responsible for the majority of the excellent model photos we have featured here on our site, hails from Angeles City, Pampanga, in the Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Holy Angel University, with a major in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has also received additional training in photography at the Philippine Center of Creative Imaging in Makati, Philippines.

In addition to being our Chief Contributing Photographer, here at 8PAK.COM, Gil has worked as a publicity photographer in the Movie Industry. His most recent assignment in that area was on the GPI Gothic Production “Darkest Night”, which was just completed this year in the Philippines.

Gil’s professional photography career started in 2009 with his own Facebook Gallery, Obra sa Calle, which has become a very popular site for visitors on Facebook. Currently, he tells us that his favorite camera is the Canon 1000D which he uses most often in his model, landscape, and event shoots.

When we asked Gil what he considers the qualities necessary for a good model, he told us that, “A good model should be versatile and capable of a number of distinct looks, as well as having a clear set of goals for their career.”  As far as his own goals in photography Gil tells us that, “I want to continue to work with a variety of models who represent different types of looks and and viewpoints.” “I also want to continue my work, both on the local and international levels, and for my audience to enjoy the simplicity and creativity of my photos.” “Ultimately, of course, I would want to be recognized as a truly great photographer.”

When we asked Gil to describe himself in a few words, he responded, “I am responsible, hard-working, creative, God fearing, and have a heart of gold.”

Well, the Editors here at 8PAK.COM, certainly can agree with Gil’s self-description! He is truly an important and valued contributor to our Site! In the coming weeks, we will be featuring some of his event and landscape photos in special preview articles, as well as many more “New Model Discovery Profiles”. We are most delighted to recognize his outstanding contributions to our success!

Gil Van Policarpio, Photo by Berbie Borton

BattleCam.com to Broadcast The Hard Rock 12 Hip Hop Event Live From the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida USA

BattleCam.com to Broadcast The Hard Rock 12 Hip Hop Event Live From the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL. (PRNewsFoto/BattleCam.com)

Event Will Celebrate Hip Hop Weekly’s Hard Rock 12 Collector’s Edition Magazine Release

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Eccentric Billionaire Alki David will present Worldstarhiphop & Hip Hop Weekly’s first collaboration, “The Hard Rock 12” Celebration live on BattleCam.com from the Opium Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, Florida, Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m. PDT.  The event will be available free at http://www.battlecam.com/hiphop, http://worldstarhiphop.com/videos or hiphopweeklylive.com 

The Hard Rock 12 event commemorates Hip Hop Weekly’s “Hard Rock 12 Collector’s Edition” issue due on newsstands nationally on May 31.  The issue  features the 12 hottest new artists in Hip Hop for 2011.  The Hard Rock 12 were selected by Hip Hop Weekly and Worldstarhiphop and include:

  • Waka Flocka Flame
  • French Montana
  • Tyga
  • Roscoe Dash
  • Vado
  • Gunplay
  • Guyana
  • Y.C.
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • J Dawg
  • LEP Bogus Boys
  • Travis Porter

The proprietary BattleCam technology will allow for featured online guests to stream live to the online event with their webcams.  BattleCam will also facilitate live chat as the event hosts will chat with the online audience live and in real time throughout the event.

The Hard Rock 12 artists will appear at the show, which is hosted by the Ciroc Boyz DJ’s. FilmOn and BattleCam founder Alki David will also host The Hard Rock 12 remotely from Beverly Hills. The Hard Rock 12 Collector’s Edition magazine release party and show is the official kickoff event for the huge weekend of festivities in the Miami area over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The Hard Rock 12 Collector’s Edition Magazine will be released nationwide on May 31, 2011.

“BattleCam continues to bring live, exciting events, such as The Hard Rock 12, to our interactive Web community of thousands,” said Alki David, founder and chairman, BattleCam.com and FilmOn.  “This partnership with Hip Hop Weekly will help introduce thousands to the BattleCam community and its unique interactive features where members with Webcams are able to broadcast to thousands of other members.”

“We are very excited to partner with Worldstarhiphop and Alki David to create such a tremendous platform for this talented group of rising Hip Hop stars,” said Dave Mays and Ray Benzino, co-founders of Hip Hop Weekly. “The Hip Hop Weekly and Worldstarhiphop brands complement each other well, and together we represent the future of urban entertainment media, delivering authentic content to the global Hip Hop Generation.”

“Worldstarhiphop has always been a proud supporter of new and upcoming artists,” said Lee “Q” O’Denat, founder and owner of Worldstarhiphop.com. “Our site was built on providing aspiring artists an opportunity to be seen and heard on a massive scale. So, when Hip Hop Weekly presented me with the opportunity to work with them on an offline event that will showcase the new acts of 2011, it was naturally appealing to me,” he said. “We are bringing the most talked about new acts you’ve seen on the pages of Worldstarhiphop and Hip Hop Weekly LIVE, you can’t beat that.”

On BattleCam.com, any registered user can broadcast live from any webcam to an audience of thousands. Audiences get to vote on whether they keep that person on or not by selecting “I like it!” or “Poop.” Returning guest appearances include personalities such as Wesley Snipes, Billy Zane, Barry Bonds, Gary Busey and Ron Jeremy to name a few.  The best BattleCam.com broadcasters develop cult fan followings and in those circles are deemed legendary for their particular brand of entertainment, whether they are a musician, break dancer or stunt actor. They have the opportunity to, earn redeemable rewards points for their efforts from anywhere in the world. Unsuccessful broadcasters are discarded after their 15 seconds expires.

Worldstarhiphop.com and Hip Hop Weekly have each vaulted to the top of their respective fields in the past 5 years, overtaking their older, longer-established competitors. Worldstarhiphop has exploded to become not only the number one urban/hip hop website, but also one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the world. Hip Hop Weekly, which has won multiple magazine awards in the past few years, last year became the #1 selling urban entertainment magazine on newsstands in America. With more than 5 years of leg work behind them, Worldstarhiphop and Hip Hop Weekly have become among the most recognized and trusted brands in hip hop media, serving a market now estimated to consist of more than 50 million members of the Millennial Generation who identify with hip hop culture.

SOURCE BattleCam.com


Event News: Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Exhibited in Honor of 85th Birthday Celebration

Marilyn Monroe, from the Last Photos, original photograph, signed,1962, Andrew Weiss Gallery, copyright George Barris/Edward Weston Collection. (PRNewsFoto/Andrew Weiss Gallery)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On June 1, 2011, the day Marilyn Monroe would have turned 85, the Andrew Weiss Gallery, the world’s largest dealer of Marilyn Monroe photography, will launch a major exhibition of rare and never-before-seen original photographs of the legendary star. Titled “Happy Birthday Marilyn”, this exhibition will include photographs from the personal collection of George Barris, the last photographer to take pictures of Marilyn before she died. Also featured are photographs by Bill Carroll, who captured the very first photographs of Norma Jeane, and works by the major photographers of her era including Laszlo Willinger, Tom Kelley, Milton Greene, Bert Stern and many others.

“These photographs are very dear and personal to me,” says George Barris, who will attend the show opening on June 1st. “Marilyn was much more than a photography subject, she was a friend. She had an inner light that comes through in her images, even many years later, and I am pleased to work with the Andrew Weiss Gallery to share my experience of Marilyn with her fans and the public.”

In addition, the Gallery will be partnering with the Marilyn Remembered fan club to empower Marilyn’s fans around the world. Fans can participate in the celebration by sending personal birthday wishes to the Hollywood icon. The personalized greeting cards sent to the gallery during her Birthday month, June, will be exhibited in the gallery alongside the photography, creating a first-ever exhibition of its kind, combining photos of Marilyn Monroe with personal messages from those she continues to inspire and impact around the world.

The exhibition will open to the public June 2nd and continue through August 13th. This is an opportunity for Marilyn enthusiasts, fans of the featured photographers and art collectors of all kinds to see this stunning, ground-breaking work for the first time.

The gallery is located at 179 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills 90212. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11:00am-5:00pm, or by appt. For more information call (310) 246-9333

Visit the website andrewweiss.com or email info@andrewweiss.com

SOURCE Andrew Weiss Gallery

Music News: AC/DC Debuts at #1 in 17 Countries With AC/DC Live At River Plate

AC/DC AC/DC DEBUTS #1 IN 17 COUNTRIES WITH AC/DC LIVE AT RIVER PLATE. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records, Chris Jackson/WireImage for Columbia)

NEW YORK, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AC/DC Live At River Plate, the definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC’s massive Black Ice World Tour, has debuted as the #1 selling DVD on charts in 17 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand, Austria, Chile, Hungary, Finland and Italy.  AC/DC experienced similar chart success with the release of their last studio album Black Ice, which dominated sales charts in 31 countries around the globe.  AC/DC Live At River Plate was shot in Buenos Aires in December of 2009 completely in HD using 32 cameras, which captures the rock grandeur and excitement of AC/DC’s incredible live performance.  AC/DC Live At River Plate recently had its world premiere at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 6, 2011

Directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, AC/DC Live At River Plate features 19 AC/DC tracks and is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and a limited collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat,” featuring interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.

AC/DC Live At River Plate track listing is as follows:

  1. Rock N Roll Train
  2. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
  3. Back In Black
  4. Big Jack
  5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  6. Shot Down In Flames
  7. Thunderstruck
  8. Black Ice
  9. The Jack
  10. Hells Bells
  11. Shoot To Thrill
  12. War Machine
  13. Dog Eat Dog
  14. You Shook Me All Night Long
  15. T.N.T.
  16. Whole Lotta Rosie
  17. Let There Be Rock
  18. Highway To Hell
  19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

SOURCE Columbia Records

Event News: Duran Duran to Perform at Cannes Film Festival European Launch of BELVEDERE PRODUCT(RED)(TM)

The creme de la creme of the entertainment and film industry are set to join Duran Duran at the Cannes Film Festival for an unforgettable evening at the legendary VIP ROOM to celebrate Belvedere's exciting collaboration with (RED)(TM) - a new special edition bottle to help raise proceeds for the Global Fund, the world's leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria(TM). (PRNewsFoto/Belvedere Vodka)

LONDON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The creme de la creme of the entertainment and film industry are set to join Duran Duran at the Cannes Film Festival for an unforgettable evening at the legendary VIP ROOM to celebrate the European launch of (BELVEDERE)(RED).

Following in the footsteps of music icons Debbie Harry and Grace Jones, the Grammy award-winning group will entertain Cannes revellers with a memorable performance.

The Cannes Film Festival is renowned as the world’s most glamorous film festival and will be the setting for the European launch of Belvedere’s exciting collaboration with (RED)(TM) – a new special edition bottle to help raise funds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria(TM).

This exciting collaboration will see the introduction of a (BELVEDERE)(RED) Special Edition Bottle in late Summer 2011. Both (RED) and Belvedere Vodka are unanimous in their objective to empower global consumers to help eliminate HIV/AIDS.

Guests will gather at VIP ROOM to toast the launch with classic Belvedere cocktails and enjoy a set from one of the world’s most successful bands

Charles Gibb, President Belvedere and Millennium Imports states “Belvedere Vodka is delighted to join (RED) in the fight against AIDS by helping to raise funds generated from the global sales of (BELVEDERE)(RED) Special Edition Bottle. As one of the world’s leading spirit brands, we are in a unique position to harness the power of our customers to benefit the millions of people who are at risk, or are living, with HIV. We want to raise consumer awareness and incite more global action to eliminate AIDS in Africa. Our message is simple – (PRODUCT)(RED) helps saves lives.”

“(RED) harnesses the collective power of consumers and business to fight HIV/AIDS, so we are delighted to add the (BELVEDERE)(RED) Special Edition Bottle to our existing (PRODUCT)(RED)(TM) portfolio of products and services,” says Seb Bishop, CEO, (RED)(TM) International.

SOURCE Belvedere Vodka