Define positive impact on change

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One of my clients has officially launched their original web series project, Kode Orange, on Kickstarter today! You’re the key in making this dream a reality for them, and for their fans. This is so much more than a campaign to support a television series project, it’s an opportunity to evoke a desire for change among the film and entertainment industry. It’s no secret that incremental improvements have been mistaken for big time progress with Hollywood’s consistent inability to include actors of color in lead roles. That’s why we have decided to encourage change with an exciting new drama web series, following the lives of two male police officers who join the special unit to end drug and terrorist crimes in the city of Los Angeles. 

This Kickstarter campaign is to raise money in order to make additional, high quality production episodes beyond the original pilot that has already been completed.  The goal is to release one episode per week each season. The pilot that currently exists will be broken out in to four separate episodes.  Our hope is to eventually pitch this project to Hulu or Netflix as an exclusive web series, so the more traction we have will give us more clout in that process!

By pledging today, you’re demonstrating that you wish to be a component in a change towards a societal issue that is long overdue.  Check us out here: http://bit.ly/kodeorange 

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Musician Goes Actor -or- Actor Goes Musician

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I recently was having a conversation with a good friend of mine who has acted in many popular television sitcoms, soap operas, and films.  Many of his fans are, however, unaware that he is an extremely talented musician. There is a strange stigma in Hollywood that embraces musicians, like Rihanna, transition to the “big screen,” but people get a sour attitude when on-screen actors try to break into the music circuit. I totally think we as a society shouldn’t put such a negative stigma against actors wanting to dive into music.

My list of Singers Turned Actors are below, but I’m curious to see how many Actors Turned Singers you all can think of….

-Mariah Carey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Aaliyah, Jennifer Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Mandy Moore, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Beyonce, Rihanna, Beyonce, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Eminem, P Diddy…among many others

So go ahead and comment away – What actors broke into the music world successfully?

MUSICIAN, WRITER, AND PRODUCER LAUNCHES NEW FILM INSPIRED WEBSITE, ‘THE LONDON TAYLOR EXPERIENCE’

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R&B MUSICIAN, WRITER, AND PRODUCER LONDON TAYLOR LAUNCHES NEW FILM INSPIRED WEBSITE,

‘THE LONDON TAYLOR EXPERIENCE’

JUNE 11, 2013 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – London Taylor, a popular recording artist, writer, and producer is pleased to announce the launch of his newly redesigned website, http://www.londontaylormusic.com in conjunction with Sinematic Music. The London Taylor Experience is devoted to providing entertainment fans with a long form cinematic music experience. This was a passion project for Taylor with an all-star web team led by Two Lions Media.

http://www.londontaylormusic.com has an innovative design that reflects Taylor’s mission to provide fans with creative freedom through film, music and entertainment. After receiving wide praise for his music video, “No Panties” feat. Nicole Murphy, he has a distinct vision to produce music videos in the form of an actual film. He shows seventeen “mini-series” that combine in to one cinematic music video. Sinematic Music visually connects the listener to Taylor’s music through film based on authentic real-life experiences.  All of the videos are a direct creation of Taylor’s inspired vision that leads as a trend in the industry and will create an innovative movement among other artists. For most people, music is an essential part of everyday life.  Music can deliver vital information, just as the news does.  Since people are adapted to a rich universe of offline sound, it’s important that the digital user experiences should mirror this same familiarity.  The site will feature live streaming performances, tour announcements, as well as the ability to unite with his strong connections in fashion through an e-commerce component.

In conjunction to the website, Taylor plans to launch an app that will allow fans to connect with him and the London Taylor Experience on the go from their mobile device.  The app will keep fans up to date through push notifications delivered to their mobile devices in order for them to stay connected to him and his every day life with new music, live streams, as well as fashion updates.

“The whole process has been interesting and I hope that this new site will give my fans a new perspective of my artistic process musically. I’m a strong believer in working hard on the things you love, and seeing where it lands you. I feel that at this point, if you’re not doing movie music, you might as well not be doing music.  This is the next level of innovation where music is going.” –London Taylor

About London Taylor

Raised in Houston, TX, London Taylor is of Puerto Rican and black descent who began his music career at just 7 years old when he wrote his first song.  He soon discovered a desire to pursue his passion, and began writing and producing songs.  He plans on releasing a brand new single through the London Taylor Experience in the very near future.

For further information, or for interview requests please contact Courtney Manlove at (818) 253-4060 or courtney@cre8tiveimpact.co

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Sleeping With Fate – Full Movie

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This is a full-edited cut of “Sleeping With Fate,” a film starring and co-produced by my good friend Vonn Harris (click for his Facebook Page) back when he lived in Baltimore. Being his breakout film, he also starred in Razorblade City, which soon was being sold all over the globe. Since this film, he has appeared in films and television shows like “Girls,” “Lincoln,” “Tower Heist,” and “America’s Most Wanted.”

Feel free to watch and share the clip to show your support of the arts community and the talent we enjoy to see make their way to the top. I enjoy seeing people do what they love, even when the budgets are low. It goes to show that you can be creative in any situation to reach your goals.

DISCLAIMER: May not be suitable for all audiences due to language and content