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Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Giroux’

Global Universal’s 4th Major Motion Picture in 16 Months

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – April 12, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and Global Universal Pictures (Global Pictures), GBHL’s Canadian production affiliate, are pleased to announce completion of The Night, their fourth feature-length film produced in roughly sixteen months.

“Wow! Was it ever cold!” Stated Jackie Giroux, President of Global Universal, as well as the writer and producer of The Night. “And, this being a ghost story, our cast took advantage of those cold, dark and dreary 3 AM screen calls to play their roles with such realism that they’re well worth the ticket price.”

The Night, filmed entirely on location in Grand Falls, Canada (in the province of New Brunswick), continued the blueprint of success that has become a bankable trademark of GBHL and the Global Universal family of companies. “We have successfully employed our financial strategy to complete 4 films in just under a year and a half, while most other independent film companies have struggled for years to produce just one film”, stated Eric A. Leffler, Business Development Officer of Global Universal Film Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary and the sales & marketing arm of GBHL. “Our financial strategy mitigates our investors’ risk while providing a lucrative potential upside and is, evidently, very attractive. This holds true for our film productions in Canada as well as in the U.S.”

Ms. Giroux stated that, “SCI-FI television star Lex Goderoff, co-starring with Lalesha Railsback, Jimmy McKinley, Angele Bourgeous and Ian Hamrick as the ghost “Rodney”, combined to make an intense, first-class thriller.” Shari Hamrick directed, with Trevor Richardson and Gary Rasmussen, GBHL CEO, as Executive Producers. “Not only will the audience appreciate the production value of The Night, but they will believe in and sympathize with the characters. Hopefully, it will scare the pants off ‘em.”

Gary Rasmussen commented, “Four feature-length films in sixteen months, shows that our financing model, designed to mitigate risk for the investor, while producing quality motion pictures, is certainly working and is attracting the interest of global distribution partners.”

Mr. Rasmussen further stated, “It is well worth a quick review of the success of these four film ventures. Blue Seduction, starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren and distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment and global entertainment leader Starz Media. American Sunset, starring the late Corey Haim, will premiere this May at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Plaster Rock, which is already receiving commercial interest and has a limited theatrical release in Canada scheduled for early May, and now, The Night.”

An example of the interest that such success has attracted, is the partnership entered into by President and CEO of Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc. (GREG), Arthur Wylie, a highly successful business investor in film, real estate, and financial service companies.

GBHL, Mr. Wylie and Omar Tyree, the New York Times bestselling author, whose works have been read by millions, structured an exclusive deal to adapt his popular novels into film. Leslie, a supernatural thriller set in New Orleans, is the first of Tyree’s novels being adapted to film by the GBHL/ GREG joint venture and is in development for the last quarter of 2010.

Mr. Rasmussen stated, “The confidence shown by successful business professionals, global film distributors and well known actors and directors is not only gratifying for all the efforts made to produce such quality films, but is extremely satisfying in proving the soundness of our financing and production strategies.”

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 previously 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 various film roles online. Anyone with access to a digital camera or cell phone will soon be able to submit their audition for a role in an upcoming film.

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.

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, contact the Company directly at: contact@globaluniversal.com ; Facsimile: (818) 827-0090


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Gary Rasmussen, CEO

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

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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.

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Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Global Universal Film Group, Inc.
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AMERICAN SUNSET WORLD PREMIERE TONIGHT

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – November 9, 2009 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (OTC: GBHL), and its Canadian affiliate Global Universal Pictures announces the red carpet world premiere of AMERICAN SUNSET, starring Corey Haim and Frank Molina tonight at 7PM at the Laemmle Theater on Second Street in Santa Monica.

Your browser may not support display of this image. American Sunset is an exciting thriller, with a twist at every turn, and marks COREY HAIM’S return to the big screen as a leading man for the first time in over 3 years. Corey will be in attendance along with Frank Molina and other cast members Angela Cullins, Eric A. Leffler, as well as Writer & Producer, Jackie Giroux, and Director, Michael Masucci. The film’s official website is: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com

Other celebrities attending; include ESTELLA WARREN, RICHARD TYSON, BARBARA CARRERA, FRANK MEDRANO, ESTALLA STEVENS, GREG EVIGAN, VANESSA EVIGAN, etc…

“We are thrilled with the audience appeal this movie has exhibited … and Corey is dynamite in this film. It is great to have him back”, said Writer & Producer, Jackie Giroux

After Party to follow.

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is a publicly-held, entertainment company. 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. (http://www.globaluniversal.com), and its partially-owned Canadian subsidiary Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures in Canada with recognizable names, 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.

Further information on the Company and/or its publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting the company at: contact@globaluniversal.com; facsimile: (818) 827-0090;

URL: WWW.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 affiliated or subsidiary entities undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

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

AMERICAN SUNSET NEWS

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Frank Molina, co-star of AMERICAN SUNSET, has just left New York City to join COREY HAIM and JACKIE GIROUX in Los Angeles to tape an interview for ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.  The taping will take place on Tuesday, July 14th at 4:30 PM (PST).  Stay turned for the airing date to be announced at the E.T. taping.

Corey Haim, Frank Molina and Jackie Giroux have been invited to attend a press junket, while Frank is in Los Angeles this coming week.

N.B. actress gets her break

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

angelac“Isn’t it ironic?” laments Alanis Morissette, but living proof is soon to be displayed, for all to see, by Angela Cullins, as the lead actress in the Global Universal Inc. feature film “American Sunset”. Playing alongside the reenergized Corey Haim and New York’s dynamo Frank Molina in this suspense-filled thriller, written and produced by Jackie Giroux, Cullins is ecstatic. “My dream is coming true, hell it’s every actor’s dream, to have a lead role in a major production,” proclaims Cullins. “I have to almost pinch myself because not only has it happened but to have it happen here in New Brunswick is surreal!”

American Sunset, shot in the Moncton and Fredericton area, is a suspense-filled turnstile of emotional demons engulfing one man’s obsession to be in the real moment amidst his wife’s abduction by a man he believes is a crazed kidnapper. Corey Haim plays “Tom”, an ex-soldier home from Iraq who is on the edge as the police are unable to help find his wife “Samantha” (Angela Cullins). As Giroux says “a sinister voice calls up and gives clues that must be followed. It’s completely action-filled; you have no idea who… READ MORE

Local actress’s talent ‘knocked our socks off’

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Corey Haim may be hoping for a comeback with his latest movie, one of his first top billings after years of struggling with addiction.

But American Sunset may be a bigger boost to a local rising star.

Angela Cullins, the thriller’s leading lady, hails from Hartland. She said the film gave her a rare opportunity.

“I was thrilled when I read (the script) and found out who I was working with, because not much is offered to Canadian talent in regard to female leads,” Cullins said.

“We get the leftovers because people just don’t give new talent a chance. There’s not an opportunity to excel and grow here without projects like this coming to our area.”

Jackie Giroux, American Sunset’s writer and producer, said she wanted to come back to Fredericton after shooting her last film, Blue Seduction, here in October. She said she wanted to take advantage of the scenery, crew members and extras the area has to offer.

Giroux said she especially wanted another chance to work with Cullins, who auditioned for a role opposite Billy Zane in Blue Seduction, but was passed over because the director felt she was too pretty for the part.

“The first time she walked in, I thought she was Charlize Theron. I’d never seen … READ MORE

N.B. scenery the real star of American Sunset, actors say

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Film | Producer says tax rules need to change if N.B. wants to star in more films

Corey Haim may be the star of American Sunset, but he said New Brunswick had the biggest role to play in making the film one of his best

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“The location has made it such a better movie,” said the star of such hits as The Lost Boys during a news conference at the Delta Fredericton Hotel on Friday. “You can actually see the river. There’s no yellow clouds of smog (here). It all feels so real.”

“I think New Brunswick is the first character in the film,” said co-star Frank Molina, who’s been shooting scenes with Haim and the rest of the cast at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, El Burrito Loco and other Fredericton hot spots this week.

“The whole area, to me, worked (for) the trials and tribulations of our (characters’) demons. In scenes, I’m looking around and I forget that I’m working, because I’m just so overwhelmed by the beauty. It wouldn’t have worked anywhere else.”

But Jackie Giroux, the film’s writer and producer, said the … READ MORE