GAE ACQUIRES URBAN FILM LIBRARY FROM BAG TALK ENTERTAINMENT

GAE ACQUIRES URBAN FILM LIBRARY FROM BAG TALK ENTERTAINMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GREEN APPLE ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO URBAN FILM LIBRARY FROM BAG TALK ENTERTAINMENT  

FIVE TITLE LINE-UP FEATURES SOME OF TODAY’S BIGGEST STARS

BOCA RATON, FL (February 15, 2018) – Green Apple Entertainment has acquired North American rights to a five-title library of urban films from Bag Talk Entertainment for distribution on television, VOD, DVD/Blu-ray and digital platforms.

Included in the acquisition are three documentaries, a feature film, and a six-episode mini-series:

*The follow up to the highly successful American Rapstars, American Rap Stars 2 shares exclusive access to Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, The Game and other high-profile rap artists from New York to Los Angeles.

*In How to Make a Major Independent Movie Sticky Fingaz hosts this fascinating journey with behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with some of today’s biggest stars, including Dennis Quaid, Omar Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, Vivica A. Fox, David Caruso and Patrick Swayze, among others.

*Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw, shot by former member of Tupak Shakur’s infamous, multi-platinum rap group Outlawz. Gain insider access in this doc that 2Pac fans won’t want to miss!

*Brooklyn Knight: When two rival basketball coaches (Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones and Khalil Kain) fall out over a bad call in a championship game, things only heat up when Knight Mathews hooks up with the lovely Brooklyn Taylor, the cousin of his newfound rival.

*Mahjongg: Set in New York City’s Chinatown, it’s The Sopranos meets The Wire meets Big Trouble in Little China in this gritty, fast-paced crime series about loyalty, betrayal, and consequences. Starring Hassan Johnson, Fredro Starr, and Jennifer Dong.

About Bag Talk Entertainment:
Bag Talk Entertainment is a multimedia company that distributes music, film and other content. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, CEO Omar “Iceman” Sharif has worked with such iconic artists as Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Run DMC and Snoop Dogg, among many others; and sold over 100 million records. Sharif has executive produced nine films, directed three hit documentaries and landed a $2 million deal with Lionsgate Entertainment for the film A Day in the Life. President of Acquisitions for Bag Talk Entertainment is Robert “Hustle” Hisquierdo, who also spearheads day-to-day operations.

About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, global provider of quality, independent film and television content. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2005 by 30+ year industry veteran Tim Warren.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 200 titles, Green Apple Entertainment continues to expand its film library through the acquisition of all rights to select projects for limited theatrical release, television, PPV, cable/satellite/telco VOD, TVOD/EST, SVOD, AVOD, ancillary and home video.

Green Apple Entertainment has well-established relationships for product placement and continues to innovate by nurturing new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. The company’s mission is to deliver first-rate content and superior product to a broad array of audiences for a fresh viewing experience on traditional platforms, as well as evolving new media.

For more information, visit www.greenappleent.com.

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Instagram & Twitter: @BagTalkEnt @FlightMobHustle

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Greenleaf & Associates
Vicki Greenleaf
vickig@greenleafandassociates.com
323.660.5800

DIRECTV RELEASE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER “AMERICAN CONJURING”

DIRECTV RELEASE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER “AMERICAN CONJURING”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GREEN APPLE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE HAUNTING SUPERNATURAL THRILLER “AMERICAN CONJURING”  WITH DIRECTV

BOCA RATON, FL (February 12, 2017) – Joshua K. Carpenter, Head of Global Acquisition & Sales of Green Apple Entertainment today announced the release of the haunting, supernatural thriller “American Conjuring” with DirecTV. Created by Moviehouse Pictures and GrounDead Productions, the film was directed by Dan Walton and co-directed by Dan Zachary, written by Ken King and Dan Walton, produced by Dan Walton.

Synopsis: “A young family who moves into a home with a dark and tragic history they are unaware that it used to be an orphanage and now houses the tormented spirit of a woman named Hester Corbett who killed herself in the basement. But upon their first night of moving into the home, the family soon realizes that something supernatural might be afoot.”

Starring: Darren Matheson, Lynn Csontos, Mackenzie Mowat, Chloe Bear, Natasha Davidson, Deborah Finkel

Carpenter stated: “Our continued commitment to providing quality, independent entertainment progresses daily by acquiring good content and by securing placement in the marketplace. We’re pleased to make this film available to DirecTV consumers.

Review Quotes:

  • “…carved out macabre imagery galore, one hell of a chilling ‘monster’ … a killer ending that you won’t see coming!” – John Fallon, Jo-Blo.com
  • “…a buffet of haunting imagery reminiscent of horror classic like Amityville Horror and The Shining” – Luke Franklin, Horror-Movies.ca 
  • “…bursting with a dread-filled atmosphere and the monster at the heart of the haunting looks impressively petrifying.” – Jessy Williams, Scream Horror Magazine

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About DirecTV:
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, DIRECTV provides digital television service to over 20 million customers in the United States and more than 19 million customers in Latin America. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include ownership interests and management of four Regional Sports Networks: ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Pittsburgh, Southwest and Northwest; and has minority ownership interests in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.

About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, global provider of quality, independent film and television content. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2005 by 30+ year industry veteran Tim Warren.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 200 titles, Green Apple Entertainment continues to expand its film library through the acquisition of all rights to select projects for limited theatrical release, television, PPV, cable/satellite/telco VOD, TVOD/EST, SVOD, AVOD, ancillary and home video.

Green Apple Entertainment has well-established relationships for product placement and continues to innovate by nurturing new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. The company’s mission is to deliver first-rate content and superior product to a broad array of audiences for a fresh viewing experience on traditional platforms, as well as evolving new media.

For more information, visit www.greenappleent.com.

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Green Apple Entertainment
Public Relations
info@greenapple-ent.com
561.218.4703

DIRECTV RELEASE “BANGER” STARRING OMAR GOODING AND CLIFTON POWELL

DIRECTV RELEASE “BANGER” STARRING OMAR GOODING AND CLIFTON POWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GREEN APPLE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE URBAN CRIME THRILLER “BANGER” STARRING OMAR GOODING AND CLIFTON POWELL WITH DIRECTV

BOCA RATON, FL (February 9, 2017) – Joshua K. Carpenter, Head of Global Acquisition & Sales of Green Apple Entertainment today announced the premiere of the urban crime thriller “Banger” starring Omar Gooding and Clifton Powell with DirecTV. Created by Skip Thomas Productions and HobbsStyle Casting & Production, the film was directed and written by Mike Berry, produced by Mike Berry and Tina Hobbs.

Synopsis: “When a turf dispute turns deadly between two street crews fighting for control of the city’s lucrative methamphetamine trade, exacting revenge for the code is more than a game.”

Starring: Omar Gooding, Clifton Powell, Joe Estevez, Demond Ballou, Andrew Herriage, Robert Hunter, Anjela Randle, KateLynn E. Newberry, Jessica Graie, Hakeem Sharif

Carpenter stated: “We’re excited about our continued acquisition and releasing urban content. It’s positive to see local filmmakers figure out how to cast recognizable talent. The film shows the pulse of independent filmmaking is alive and that one doesn’t have to fear ‘go high budget or don’t play’ to express their craft.

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About DirecTV:
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, DIRECTV provides digital television service to over 20 million customers in the United States and more than 19 million customers in Latin America. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include ownership interests and management of four Regional Sports Networks: ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Pittsburgh, Southwest and Northwest; and has minority ownership interests in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.

About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, global provider of quality, independent film and television content. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2005 by 30+ year industry veteran Tim Warren.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 200 titles, Green Apple Entertainment continues to expand its film library through the acquisition of all rights to select projects for limited theatrical release, television, PPV, cable/satellite/telco VOD, TVOD/EST, SVOD, AVOD, ancillary and home video.

Green Apple Entertainment has well-established relationships for product placement and continues to innovate by nurturing new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. The company’s mission is to deliver first-rate content and superior product to a broad array of audiences for a fresh viewing experience on traditional platforms, as well as evolving new media.

For more information, visit www.greenappleent.com.

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Green Apple Entertainment
Public Relations
info@greenapple-ent.com
561.218.4703

HULU LICENSE PBS DOCUMENTARY “A WING AND A PRAYER”

HULU LICENSE PBS DOCUMENTARY “A WING AND A PRAYER”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HULU LICENSE PBS DOCUMENTARY “A WING AND A PRAYER” NARRATED BY WILLIAM BALDWIN CREATED BY PENN STATE FILM SCHOOL’S ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BOAZ DVIR

BOCA RATON, FL (Feb. 1, 2018) – Joshua K. Carpenter, Head of Global Acquisition & Sales of Green Apple Entertainment today announced Hulu has licensed and released the PBS Documentary “A Wing and a Prayer” narrated by William Baldwin and featuring heroic veterans of the operation. Produced by PBS and Dvir Pictures the film was directed, produced and written by Penn State Film School’s Assistant Professor Boaz Dvir.

Synopsis: “Narrated by William Baldwin, the untold true story of WWII aviators who carried out a secret, illegal operation in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. Lead by former flight engineer Al Schwimmer, who eluded the FBI, discover firsthand accounts of how they risked their lives and citizenships by creating factitious airlines, their strategic heart-pounding actions and daring escapes from smuggling Nazi surplus weapons into the Jewish state.”

Starring: William Baldwin (Narrator), Al Schwimmer (Operations leader), Lou Lenart (Fighter pilot)Harold Livingston (Radio operator), Bill Novick (Arms airlift pilot), Gideon Lichtman (?), Phil Marmelstein (Arms airlift pilot), Pro. David Harman (Hebrew, Harvard University), Ralph Lowenstein (Dean Emeritus, University of Florida College of Journalism)

Carpenter stated: “These veterans and their heroic acts during WWII are historical facts that you did not read about in the textbooks. We’re honored to share this with Hulu’s audience.”

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About Hulu:
Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to millions of subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed original series including Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, as well as the upcoming Future Man, Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways and The Looming Tower. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, global provider of quality, independent film and television content. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2005 by 30+ year industry veteran Tim Warren.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 200 titles, Green Apple Entertainment continues to expand its film library through the acquisition of all rights to select projects for limited theatrical release, television, PPV, cable/satellite/telco VOD, TVOD/EST, SVOD, AVOD, ancillary and home video.

Green Apple Entertainment has well-established relationships for product placement and continues to innovate by nurturing new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. The company’s mission is to deliver first-rate content and superior product to a broad array of audiences for a fresh viewing experience on traditional platforms, as well as evolving new media.

For more information, visit www.greenappleent.com.

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Green Apple Entertainment
Public Relations
info@greenapple-ent.com
561.218.4703

HULU LICENSE TV-MOVIE “LIKE A COUNTRY SONG”

HULU LICENSE TV-MOVIE “LIKE A COUNTRY SONG”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HULU LICENSE TV-MOVIE “LIKE A COUNTRY SONG” STARRING JOEL SMALLBONE, BILLY RAY CYRUS, BOOBOO STEWART AND JENNIFER TAYLOR

BOCA RATON, FL (Jan. 10, 2018) – Joshua K. Carpenter, Head of Global Acquisition & Sales of Green Apple Entertainment today announced Hulu has licensed and released the Limited Theatrical TV-Movie “Like a Country Song” starring For King and Country lead singer Joel Smallbone, country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus, Booboo Stewart, and Jennifer Taylor. Produced by Skipstone Pictures the film was directed and produced by Johnny Remo, written by Daniel Backman and Johnny Remo.

Synopsis: “Jake (Joel Smallbone), an up-and-coming country singer, ruins his budding career by hard-partying. As he works to rebuild it and win back an old flame (Jennifer Taylor), he meets his father (Billy Ray Cyrus) for the first time.”

Starring: Joel Smallbone (Priceless), Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie), Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of the Future Past), Jennifer Taylor (The Waterboy), Fivel Stewart (Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft), Madelyn Deutch (The Dog Who Saved Easter), Gregory Alan Williams (Remember the Titans, Bad Girl, Slaw), Kerry Knuppe (Voodoo Possession), Larry Gatlin (Welcome to Inspiration)

Carpenter stated: “Beginning the 1Q with momentum is always a positive to exceeding our goals. We’re excited for another Hulu license, and this is a moving film with excellent performances and music for their audience to experience.”

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About Hulu:
Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to millions of subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed original series including Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, as well as the upcoming Future Man, Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways and The Looming Tower. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, global provider of quality, independent film and television content. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2005 by 30+ year industry veteran Tim Warren.

With a diverse portfolio of more than 200 titles, Green Apple Entertainment continues to expand its film library through the acquisition of all rights to select projects for limited theatrical release, television, PPV, cable/satellite/telco VOD, TVOD/EST, SVOD, AVOD, ancillary and home video.

Green Apple Entertainment has well-established relationships for product placement and continues to innovate by nurturing new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. The company’s mission is to deliver first-rate content and superior product to a broad array of audiences for a fresh viewing experience on traditional platforms, as well as evolving new media.

For more information, visit www.greenappleent.com.

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Green Apple Entertainment
Public Relations
info@greenapple-ent.com
561.218.4703

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