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LOYAL STUDIOS PRODUCES GERARD BUTLER IN “MOVIE 43”

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Gerard Butler Behind the scenes at Loyal Studios in Santa Monica

(Santa Monica, CA): The Farrelly Brothers’ long anticipated comedy, “Movie 43” (a.k.a “Truth or Dare”) is being released nationwide on January 25th after a 24 month production schedule.  The movie is “a series of interconnected short films following three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.” –IMDB

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An edited version of Gerard Butler’s character complete with visual effects

Relativity Media claims the honor of releasing this collected master piece featuring the largest ensemble cast in film history.  The movie consists of 12 different story lines directed by 12 different directors such as Steven Brill, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, and Elizabeth Banks.

Gerard Butler plays an angry, foul-mouthed Leprechaun in a hilarious sequence directed by Brett Ratner.

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Director Brett Ratner and Gerard Butler behind the scenes at Loyal Studios

“The project lets us see a different side to Gerard Butler that we don’t normally see in his leading man roles,” says Loyal Studios Producer, Bob Bekian.

With make-up provided by Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead“), Butler was transformed into a character that is strikingly believable.

“We shot the sequences of Gerard Butler in our high definition green screen stage in Santa Monica using the Panavision Genesis system co-developed by Sony,” Bekian added.  “The camera records the highest quality HD files electronically and as a result, is very close to the look of  film.”

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An edited scene of Gerard Butler from “Movie 43″ released by Relativity Media

Bekian has high tech studios in Santa Monica and Burbank, and uses the facilities to produce television, commercials, and feature films, as well as web projects, and music videos.

For more information about “Movie 43,” visit IMDB

For more on Loyal Studios, visit www.loyalstudios.tv

For more information on Bob Bekian’s projects visit www.bobbekian.com


Bob Bekian Interviews “Creature From The Black Lagoon” Star, Julie Adams, for RealHD.TV

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Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Producer and Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has launched an ambitious new website called RealHD.TV.  The goal is to provide an online venue for original content, as well as feature trend stories and exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of celebrity content.

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Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

One of the original programs Bekian is producing is called “Hollywood Legends.” “Hollywood Legends provides an opportunity to talk with people who are connected to the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Bekian says.  “Their stories are important to document, and we think that this important Hollywood history should be preserved.”

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Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Bekian is a respected Hollywood historian and preservationist, adorning his studios with rare, original stills along side classic movie posters dating back to the 1920′s. Bekian began collecting Hollywood memorabilia as a child which became the basis for his passion for production and conserving the history of Hollywood.

Launching his web show “Hollywood Legends” with an interview of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” star, Julie Adams,  Bekian is definitely in his element.  “The amazing thing about Julie Adams is the scope of work she has done (150 credits), as well as the other

Hollywood legends she has worked with.” These stars include James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Elvis, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor, and John Wayne.” Her stories about these and other co-stars are fascinating to hear first-hand.

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Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1926.  She grew up in Arkansas, where she discovered her love of acting in a 3rd grade production of “Hansel and Gretel.”  Her passion to act took her to California and was discovered in a swimwear store , soon acting in up to one Western in Hollywood per week.  One of the most interesting points made about her life in the interview is that she has been consistently working in Hollywood since 1949.   Her works range between those westerns in the 40′s to ABC’s “Lost”, which ended in 2010.

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

“It was such a pleasure to work with Julie Adams on this interview “says Bekian and we look forward to our upcoming shows which have Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall scheduled in the fall.”  Hearing from Julie Adams is

the first in what will be a long line of celebrity stores waiting to be told.

The interview with Julie Adams can be seen on RealHD.TV , and has been distributed through Metacafe.com.

For more information about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

For more information on Bob Bekian , please visit www.bobbekian.com

For more information about the Creature fron the Black lagoon, please visit www.nbcuniversal.com


Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios Co-Produce Gerard Butler as a ‘Perverse Leprechaun’ in New Peter Farrelly Sketch

Gerard Butler plays a Leprechaun at Loyal Studios Santa Monica

Of all the roles Gerard Butler has done, this one seemed to be one of the more entertaining both for him, and for the crew.  Peter Farrelly has gathered together a group of A-List actors including Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Gerard Butler for his newest sketch-comedy film.   The film entitled “Happy Birthday” was co-Produced by Bob Bekian of Loyal Studios.

Brett Ratner and Gerard Butler in the Loyal Studios green room

Butler donned a green screen shirt, leaving only his head visible with wild hair and make-up applications in order to play the role of a leprechaun.  “I play the most perverse, disturbing, disgusting, foul-mouthed leprechaun you could ever imagine,” Butler comments.  For the ripped star of “300” and “Gamer“, getting into the role meant getting into the body of someone else –literally.  The greenscreen technology utilized for “Benjamin Button” was applied in this shoot in order to place Butler’s head onto the body of a very talented little person.

Gerard Butler at Loyal Studios Santa Monica

Butler remained on set for the entire multi-hour shoot and was a consummate professional, keeping up the spirits of the cast and crew by cracking jokes and having a good time.  “Gerard Butler is a real pro,” says Bekian, “and this project brought together an incredible cast and crew.”  With Greg Nicotero of KNB effects working his magic with make-up, and Brett Ratner directing, the creativity in the studio was unbelievable.”

Panavision Genesis system

The production at Loyal Studios was shot with the Panavision Genesis system.

“The genesis is a system developed Between Panavision and SONY to record onto the SONY HDSR tape, which we recorded through a set up with a live greenscreen composite system,” Bekian adds.  The cameras and technical support were provided by Pro HD Rentals of Burbank, CA, which set up the entire technical configuration in conjunction with Loyal Studios pre-lit facilities  in Santa Monica.

Panavision Genesis at work in Loyal Studios

Loyal has specialized high definition pre-lit studios in Santa Monica and Burbank, California, and produces commercials, features, television and music videos.  For more information, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

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