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Global Entertainment Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Innergate Entertainment

Friday, November 5th, 2010
Global Entertainment Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Innergate Entertainment
(I-Newswire) Los Angles, CA, November 4, 2010 – Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), announces that the Company has entered into a mutually advantageous partnership with InnerGate Entertainment to collaborate on the production and marketing of a slate of high quality, feature films. Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

According to the agreement, InterGate’s primary role will be to facilitate the financing required to produce the multiple films comprising the slate that the companies intend to produce. GBHL, operating through its U.S. production subsidiary, Global Universal Entertainment, will provide production expertise and industry contacts for distribution of the films. This partnership is expected to extend Global Universal’s presence to the East Coast while simultaneously increasing InnerGate’s exposure in the industry.

GBHL’s CEO, Gary Rasmussen, commented, “Among the numerous benefits we anticipated from this partnership is greater access to capital funding for our existing and future projects, as well as the ability to produce higher quality film projects likely to command a theatrical release.”

InnerGate Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company that develops and produces diverse and original entertainment content for theatrical motion pictures and television programming. In addition to developing unique and original projects of their own, InnerGate also seeks out qualified independent projects and entertainment properties that are exceptional.

InnerGate has two features by in-house and award-winning screenwriter Patrick Nicholas in development. One of them, “In God I Trust” is in negotiation with a prominent west coast manager for one of their upcoming talents to play the lead. Based on a true jail-house memoire, “In God I Trust” is a gritty crime drama with Latin soul, set in the ‘80s. InnerGate Entertainment, in association with Shamack Productions, is also producing “Shim Sham” a dance musical slated for the Broadway stage. “Shim Sham” is based on the life and times of Buddy Bradley, choreographer extraordinaire.

“InnerGate Entertainment strives for high standards of quality and creativity in the properties it develops, goals that coincide well with Global Universal’s own goals. We look forward to developing and enhancing the synergy that our companies have discovered.” Stated Daniel Sherkow, Global Universal’s Chief Operating Officer.

Additional information regarding InnerGate Entertainment can be found at www.InnerGate-Entertainment.com

About Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (OTC: GBHL) is a publicly-held, entertainment company. The Company’s goal is to build a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, operating through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Global Universal Film Group, Inc., Global Universal Entertainment, Inc., and its partially-owned Canadian subsidiary Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures in Canada and the U.S., employing recognizable-named talent, for worldwide release. GBHL is focused on the financing and marketing of these feature-length films. GBHL, through another wholly owned subsidiary, You’ve Got The Part, Inc. (www.youvegotthepart.com), will attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of Hollywood and reality based programming by casting small roles online that anyone with a digital camera can apply for.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliated or subsidiary entities undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

For more information, please visit us at: WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSAL.COM, or contact the Company by email at: contact@globaluniversal.com.

Corey Haim’s Final Film, American Sunset Will Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – March 25, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and Global Universal Film Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBHL, announced today that American Sunset, starring the late Corey Haim, along with Frank Molina, was directed by Michael Masucci and written and produced by Jackie Giroux, will be featured at the Canadian Pavilion during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

American Sunset will be represented at the Cannes Film festival through a sales representation agreement recently signed between Global Universal Film Group and ID Communications, Inc., based in Montreal, Canada.

ID Communications is a global marketing and distribution company for international film, television, DVD and web-based media. ID Communications presents selected feature films at the world’s leading motion picture venues such as, the European Film Market in Berlin, MIPCOM in Cannes, Realscreen in Washington, D.C. and the American Film Market in Los Angeles.

American Sunset, produced in Canada by Global Universal Pictures, and represented by Global Universal Film Group for domestic and international sales, made its industry premiere at the American Film Market in Los Angeles last Fall. The film

GBHL President and CEO, Gary Rasmussen said, “history has certainly shown us that the transition from successful child star to a well deserved reputation as a serious adult actor is extremely difficult at best. I believe Corey achieved that transition with his stellar performance in American Sunset. We truly hope that our showcasing of his last work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival will solidify Corey’s well deserved place in film history.”

Jackie Giroux, President of Global Universal Pictures, and the writer and producer of American Sunset stated, “Corey was simply a delight to work with on American Sunset. Myself and our entire cast and crew were deeply saddened by his untimely passing. I am confident that his abilities will be recognized at the Cannes Film Festival, as this will give a worldwide audience the opportunity to enjoy his final work and appreciate his special talent.”

About GBHL & Global Universal

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is a publicly-held, entertainment company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: GBHL; website: www.Global-GBHL.com. The Company’s goal is building a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Universal Film Group, Inc. (www.GlobalUniversal.com), and its affiliated Canadian subsidiary, Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures that will be produced in the U.S. and in Canada with recognizable star names, for worldwide release. Information on its recently completed film can be found at: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com.

GBHL is focused on the financing and marketing of these feature-length films. GBHL, through another wholly owned subsidiary, You’ve Got The Part, Inc. (www.YouveGotThePart.com), will attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of Hollywood and reality based programming by casting small roles online that anyone with a digital camera can apply for.

Further information on the Company and/or its publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting Worldwide Financial Solutions at wfsolutions@gmail.com; (765) 780-0915; or the company directly at: contact@globaluniversal.com.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliate or subsidiary companies undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

URL: WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSAL.COM.
Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Global Universal Film Group, Inc.
On the Raleigh Studios Lot
650 N. Bronson Avenue, Suite B-116
Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
Phone: +1 /877/ 807-8880

Acclaimed Producer and Financier Daniel Sherkow joins Global Entertainment Holdings as Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Production Subsidiary

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – February 24, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), announced that successful motion picture and television producer Daniel A. Sherkow is now the Chief Operating Officer of Global Universal Entertainment, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary and the U.S. production arm of GBHL.

GBHL CEO Gary Rasmussen said “Our U.S. film operations will now be lead by a man that knows every facet of the entertainment and motion picture business. Dan has arranged financing and produced successful and award winning films for ABC, NBC and CBS television, Time-Life Films, Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, and Dick Clark Productions. Dan has also produced numerous successful Broadway projects and has advised foreign concerns such as Seoul Movie, the Korean animation company and The China Film Group, Corp., the official government agency of The People’s Republic of China, on financing, distribution and production of major motion pictures.”

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA)/Honors, Mr. Sherkow entered the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University where he earned an MBA.

Following senior management positions at NBC Television and Time-Life Films, and then Vice President, Production at Paramount Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, Mr. Sherkow produced the feature motion picture “SUSPECT,” written by Eric Roth (“FORREST GUMP”) and starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, and Liam Neeson. Mr. Sherkow funded and produced “AMERICAN BUILT”/”RACE FOR GLORY”; and “IMPROMPTU”, which opened to universal acclaim and won the prestigious Houston WorldFest Award as “Audience Favorite”. “IMPROMPTU”, starring Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Julian Sands, marked the film directorial debut of noted Broadway stage director, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, James Lapine (“SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE”). Following its theatrical release and extraordinarily successful video/DVD distribution, “IMPROMPTU” was telecast on the prestigious Public Broadcasting System (PBS) show “Masterpiece Theatre”.

Mr. Sherkow recently financed and produced the feature motion picture “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN”, starring Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Harry Dean Stanton, Virginia Madsen, and David Carradine. “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN” was a featured official submission at the largest independent film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival in London, and at the Starz Denver International Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival. “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN” was also selected to screen in the prestigious “Outside the Box (Office)” series at the USC School of Cinema in Los Angeles.

Mr. Sherkow has produced the Made-For-TV-Movies “DONOR”, starring Melissa Gilbert and Jack Scalia, as Executive Producer for CBS Entertainment;”ELVIS AND THE COLONEL: THE UNTOLD STORY”, starring Beau Bridges for Dick Clark Productions and NBC; and served as Executive Producer for “ALL LIES END IN MURDER”, starring Kim Delaney and Jamey Sheridan (“LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT”) for ABC-TV.

Broadway stage projects have included “AGNES OF GOD”, starring Elizabeth Ashley and Amanda Plummer, “MY ONE AND ONLY”, starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune, as well as “THE SLAB BOYS” with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Val Kilmer, and Jackie Earle Haley, Jr., which Mr. Sherkow produced on behalf of Paramount Pictures.

GBHL through its partially owned subsidiary, Global Universal Pictures has produced three successful feature length films. Blue Seduction starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren. American Sunset starring Corey Haim and the thriller Plaster Rock. Pre-production activities have started on a fourth feature length motion picture tentatively titled “The Dark.”

Global Universal Entertainment COO, Daniel A. Sherkow stated “Our unique financing strategy coupled with mitigating investor risk has certainly been proven correct. Three major motion pictures financed and completed in less than fifteen months in this uncertain economy speaks volumes as to the GBHL development strategy. GBHL’s first two pictures, Blue Seduction and American Sunset have been successful and we expect continued success and profitability with the Murder/Horror thriller Plaster Rock.”

Mr. Sherkow further stated “Joining the Global Universal team was an easy decision. The people involved with GBHL have, literally, a lifetime of experience in the film business and their reputations are impeccable. I wanted to get in on the ground floor to be a part of building a major motion picture company.”

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is a publicly-held, entertainment company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: GBHL; website: www.Global-GBHL.com. The Company’s goal is building a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Universal Film Group, Inc. (www.GlobalUniversal.com), and its affiliated Canadian subsidiary, Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures that will be produced in the U.S. and in Canada with recognizable star names, for worldwide release. Information on its recently completed films can be found at: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com, and www.PlasterRockMovie.com.

GBHL is focused on the financing and marketing of these feature-length films. GBHL, through another wholly owned subsidiary, You’ve Got The Part, Inc. (www.YouveGotThePart.com), will attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of Hollywood and reality based programming by casting small roles online that anyone with a digital camera can apply for. Further information on the Company and/or its publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting Worldwide Financial Solutions at: wfsolutions@gmail.com, or (765) 780-0915. Or, you may contact the company directly at: contact@globaluniversal.com, or by facsimile at: (818) 827-0090.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliate or subsidiary companies undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

URL: WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSAL.COM.
Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Global Renaissance Funding, LLC.

Global Universal Film Group, Inc.

At Raleigh Studios
650 N. Bronson Avenue, Suite B-116
Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
Phone: 323-521-6000

Bernard Robichaud – A rebel with a cause

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

bernie-robichaud-tpb-sm1You know what it’s like when you run into an athlete in public and in street clothes they look different “” that headhunting linebacker for the TiCats looks like an accountant and is not at all like you imagine him to be. The same thing goes for a lot of celebrities, politicians, and actors. But this is definitely not the case should you have a chance encounter with ‘Cyrus’ of the Trailer Park Boys. He looks the part almost all the time “” minus of course, the leather, guns, girls on each arm and making life hell for the TPB gang.

At 6’1″, 205 pounds, Bernie Robichaud is intimidating enough in casual attire, and creates space by just being there. He carries himself with a carriage of confidence and coolness that comes with the knowledge and experience of handling a given situation. It’s easy to see how he was cast as the character Cyrus just by conversing with him.

He can articulate with the best of them but to emphasize a point he reverts to his street roots and is apt to conclude a discussion on complicated regulations by saying “Bullshit! That’s crap and you know it!”

He listens intently to what he’s being asked, seems to be measuring the question’s worth before answering and stares directly with an intensity that is almost a glare. You get the feeling that if he wasn’t working a lot as Cyrus on TPB and life had turned just a bit he could have ended up exactly the same, only as the real deal.

So the secret to success is to develop a character based on your life, pitch it to a hit TV show and you’re in, right? Wrong! Robichaud’s road to obtaining recognition is so unorthodox it’s hard to put any sort of label on. The first indication of this is the fact he took up acting at the age of 25 after spending a transient, troubled adolescence to say the least.

Robichaud was born in Boston and grew up in Halifax where he attended J.L. Ilsley High in Halifax. Life at home was turbulent with an alcoholic father, who at one time had been a top-ranked hockey player and expected more from his son “” so much so that he spent the last couple of school years living with friends.

Like his father, Robichaud was a gifted athlete and excelled in hockey, basketball and golf.

“I learned at a young age that nothing would be just given to me so I had to work for everything and go get it,” said Robichaud. “It was tough on me, but like the times you rolled with the punches, picked up street savvy and made do.”

Tthis period of his life resulted in the highly-acclaimed play Kitchen Sports, which essentially was memoirs by Robichaud.

At this point in his life, outside of his passion for sports, there was no real role model or source of motivation that was pointing him in any particular direction.

“I would have to say that a couple of athletes caught my attention for similar reasons. They both were very successful in their respective sports against all odds. One was Nate Archibald, (who had an) NBA star-studded career despite being considered too short and Phil Esposito, hockey scoring wizard despite his awkward style and lousy skating as deemed by hockey experts.”

He decided to forgo university to look for a job and while working as a male model in Toronto he was told by an agent that he is missing his calling and should be an actor.

“I told him ‘sure, me and 10 millions others,'” laughs Robichaud. “But it played on my mind and I thought ‘why not?'”

So it was off to Dalhousie to study theater and he was accepted into first year by Patrick Young, who felt Robichaud had raw talent but not to count on acting as a profession.

“A month into university, my voice teacher Dorothy Ward, who had taught voice at Stratford, took me aside and gave me the direction I really needed,” a grateful Robichaud recalls. “She said I was wasting my time in university and should have been placed in second year at the very least.”

Taking her advice to heart, Robichaud took private voice lessons and subsequently dropped out before the second term. Ward arranged for a job for him at the Neptune Theatre’s second stage where he was mentored by award winning director Tom Kerr.

“This man taught me everything, every little detail, and I soaked it in,” said Robichaud.

The following year Robichaud got a real break when CBC producer Sudsy Clarke asked him to play a major role which was in fact two major roles.

“I was the voice of Robert/Becky in a radio drama Becky’s Name. It was obvious my voice training paid off as I was able to cover a wide range of different voices, accents and dialects,” said Robichaud. “In fact, I impressed Mr. Clarke and award-winning playwright Kent Stenson so much with my voice versatility that they wrote ACTRA lobbying on my behalf for union affiliation. The end result was I was working as a professional a year and a half before the rest of my class graduated.” Prior to rocking the scene with Cyrus, Robichaud has had a very active career, which now spans over 25 years. He has shared screen time with Hollywood Icons like James Caan and Kathy Bates. His movies are numerous with many lead and co-lead roles included. His Trailer Park Boys adventures include The TPB 2008 special, the new TPB feature in theatres this fall playing the recurring role of Cyrus.

The last two years has brought film work for Robichaud in New Brunswick on two separate feature films through Global Universal Inc. First with Blue Seduction starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren where he played the role of Stanley Miles, Zane’s close personal friend. He has just wrapped American Sunset starring Corey Haim, Frank Molina and Angela Cullins. The feature film is a thriller extraordinaire and was shot in Fredericton and Moncton.

“Bernie has that dangerous and evil aura surrounding him that is essential to making him invaluable to my productions,” said producer Jackie Giroux.

“It doesn’t get any better than this, I live in Moncton, and shooting here and in Fredericton was great, bring em on,” states Robichaud.

Robichaud is encouraged by the inroads being made into attracting more production to New Brunswick.

“With forward-thinking producers like Giroux and veterans like Steve Mayhew seeing the great locations available and the expertise behind the camera and in technical capacity being available locally we are on an upswing,” he says. “But we lack the number of actors needed, if the powers to be would lift the restrictions and perhaps form a Maritime actor’s pool which would allow actors to work in each other’s provinces, align this with the tech expertise already in place and producers would be more willing to come here and film … Build a quality studio sound stage in Moncton or Fredericton and they will come! Infrastructure of this nature would benefit any production that comes to the populated major centers.”

While Robichaud awaits yet another Global Universal Inc. production later this summer he has his eyes fixed squarely on overseeing the ongoing screenwriting adaptation of his play Kitchen Sports. Tentative plans call for shooting to begin the fall of 2010.

“This is like a baby to me,” says Robichaud. “It’s my story and many others whose kitchen was the birthplace of myth, legend, disaster, just about anything you can think of. Here in the east, the kitchen symbolizes family harmony, discord, music, feast or famine, dreams built up or knocked down.

“Many a game has been replayed from many a vantage point with varying opinions depending on the pecking order or who happens to be in the room,” he says. “But is this thing we call sports but a metaphor for life? You will find out next fall!

“Now f*ck off, I got work to do!”

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Written by Jim Lavoie
Courtesy of: http://herenb.canadaeast.com/news/article/737485