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LOYAL STUDIOS TEAMS UP WITH CHILDHELP.ORG TO FIGHT CHILD ABUSE

childhelp logo

Childhelp Logo

(April, 2012 – Burbank, CA) — Loyal Studios in Burbank California has teamed up with Childhelp.org in order to continue the fight to prevent child abuse.

Childhelp.org, based in Scottsdale, AZ, has been helping children since 1959, when it was founded by Sara O’ Meara and Yvonne Fedderson who starred together on the popular sitom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet“.

John O'Hurley

John O'Hurley

“Seinfeld’s” John O’Hurley conducted the  public service announcement for Childhelp.org at Loyal Studios in Burbank.   O’Hurley –who is also known as a finalist on the hit competition show “Dancing With the Stars,” and the voice of King Neptune on Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob Squarepants” — recently received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his humanitarian causes.  O’Hurley didn’t bat an eyelash when he took on the responsibility  to support Childhelp and everything they stand for.

Childhelp.org is a 59 year-old non-profit organization that raises money for the treatment and prevention of child abuse.  The organization has its roots in Hollywood, but now operates in locations across North America, Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Island, and Guam.   Their mission is to “meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.” (www.childhelp.org)  Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year, but this doesn’t include the cases that go unheard.

Understanding the incredible importance of protecting our children, Loyal happily donated their HD production facilities and crew in Burbank for the project.

Childhelp main office

Childhelp main office

Producer and CEO of Loyal Studios, Bob Bekian, gladly agreed to be the outlet for O’Hurley’s message with Childhelp.  “Childhelp.org has really had an impact on the issue of child abuse by providing help and facilities to children in 6 different states.  There is also a 24/7 hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) that provides crisis counselors to those in need.  We support this great cause and urge others to help by going to the website and participating any way you can.”

For more information or to help, please visit www.childhelp.org  Abuse hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

To learn more about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

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Loyal Studios Co-Producing Pilot for “Loiters Squad” with Odd Future

Odd Future "OFWGKTA"

If you know what “OFWGKTA” stands for, you either know an avid texter, or you live for the thrill of soul-pumping beats.  The lengthy acronym belongs to the eclectic, alternative Hip Hop group called, “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All” from Los Angeles.  Their sound joins the ranks of groups defining the music of a generation.

Odd Future OFWGKTA

Tyler: The Creator

Lead by Tyler: The Creator, the group took off in 2007, but it’s not just one band.  Odd Future is compiled of different subgroups like “The Jet Age of Tomorrow,” and “MellowHype.”  Odd Future shows off the talents of ten eclectic artists from Los Angeles, including Syd the Kyd, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Jasper Loc, Mike G, and Matt Martian.  The group’s success grew exponentially over the last five years with their internet fan base spilling over into crowded venues like London’s “The Drop,” Southern California’s “The House of Blues,” and the annual master-bands weekend, Coachella.

OFWGKTA lands this year in the cities of London, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester for their 2012 tour.  Tickets pre-sold-out last year.
 
Odd Future

Odd Future

Loyal Studios and their production crews shot the pilot episode of Loiters Squad in the pre-lit HD greenscreen studio in Burbank California, combining SONY HD camera systems with the 1000 watt playback system that is built into the studio.

(Quote) “Odd Future is on the cutting edge of creativity and free expression. Their talents go beyond Hip Hop into a multilevel entertainment brand. We expect their success to continue to grow as they expand their reach into comedy and television on adult swim.” Says producer Bob Bekian who is also the CEO of Loyal Studios and founder of REALHD.TV.

Odd Future

Odd Future

True to feeding the voracious viewers with slightly weird, unique, and unconventional animated or live action entertainment, Adult Swim will add Odd Future to the mix with “Loiter’s Squad.”  The show will feature sketch comedies, pranks, and skits all calling Shenanigans that fans of Adult Swim have come to love.

“Loiter’s Squad” will air March 25th, 2012
For more information on OFWGKTA, visit their site HERE.
To learn more about Loyal Studios, go to www.loyalstudios.tv

For Bob Bekian’s projects, see www.bobbekian.com


Loyal Studios Provides Cameras and Technical Support to “Ghost Protocol”

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol"

Burbank California (December, 2011):  Although the blockbuster hit Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol was shot primarily with the IMAX camera system, there were several complicated sequences that relied on the HD cameras and technical systems from the innovative people at Loyal Studios and Pro HD Rentals.

Tom Cruise Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise Behind the Scenes with Brad Bird

Director Brad Bird comes from an animation background, and is noted for meticulously story-boarding every shot in the Movie–sometimes going through several revisions before achieving his vision of how the final sequence is to be shot. “Our teams worked with SkyDance Productions and Bad Robot to develop POV (point of view) cameras which were used extensively throughout the picture,” said Bob Bekian of Loyal Studios. “We were very excited and honored to work with Tom Cruise, Brad, and their teams on this project to help to bring the story to life.”  Many of these camera systems were used to pre-visualize the scenes and make adjustments to the action and lighting before the actual take was recorded on the IMAX system.  This strategy helped to develop the complicated, expensive action sequences into what the viewer sees on the screen.

The movie was shot in Budapest, Moscow, Dubai and Vancouver which was made to look like Bangalore.

Tom Cruise on the Burj Khalifa Tower

Tom Cruise on the Berj Khalifa Tower in "Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol"

One of the most exciting sequences involves Tom Cruise scaling the tallest building in the world known as the Berj Khalifa in Dubai. “We provided specialized cameras and lenses that were used to capture some of this amazing footage, and Tom was very respected by the crew in his willingness and ability to do many of the complicated stunts himself,” Bekian added.

Paula Patton of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Paula Patton of "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol"

Another challenge was to capture the action sequence involving the BMW supercar known as the Vision.”  Obtaining this epic shot caused Bird and his crew to think creatively in order to overcome a number of issues.  Many types of cameras were used throughout the car sequences, including the workhorse Canon 5D DSLR Camera system.

For more on Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, visit the Mission Impossible home page.

For more about Loyal Studios, visit loyalstudios.tv

About Bob Bekian, visit bobbekian.com 


KIM KARDASHIAN VISITS LA LA VASQUEZ at LOYAL STUDIOS

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian at Loyal Studios

Kim Kardashian stopped by the Loyal Studios Burbank green screen studio — not for an interview, but for a visit with her good friend, La La Vasquez.  La La was in the process of filming segments for her show “La La’s Full Court Life” now airing on VH1 . The Reality T.V star pulled into the parking lot in her customized black Bentley, and proceeded into the closed set as a V.I.P. guest. Kim and La La had their make-up done together, shot still photos, relaxed, and spent some time away from the media circus that surrounds Kim these days.

The two have been good friends for a long time and have remained loyal to each other despite their respective high profile lives.

Bryce with Kim Kardashian's car

Car enthusiast Bryce Bekian posing by Kim Kardashian's car at Loyal Studios, Burbank Photo:Bob Bekian

Despite the swarm of press feeding off Kim’s fresh divorce from Chris Humphries, Kim hasn’t let it slow her down.  She’s been very busy with her career.  She is currently preparing for her role  in Tyler Perry’s next movie “The Marriage Counselor,” and talks continue for her new Reality T.V show, “The Pussycat Dolls,” working with American Idol’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe.  And let’s not forget the show that helped make her famous with her sisters, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, and Kourtney with their mom, Kris –“Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

Kim Kardashian behind the scenes at a photo shoot

Kim Kardashian behind the scenes at Loyal Studios

“There has been a lot of negative buzz in the media right now about Kim Kardashian and her 72 day marriage to Chris Humphries,” noted Bob Bekian, producer and owner of Loyal Studios, “But Kim is a very centered and generous person. She is always very gracious and kind to everyone when she comes in.” “La La is also a great person, always open and friendly to everyone on the set ” Bekian added.

Loyal Studios has produced over 800 commercials and television projects since its inception, and is a cutting edge “content factory”, producing video brand messaging content and helping clients spread their projects immediately to over 25 video sharing sites and social network venues.

Kim Kardashian in Make-Up

Kim Kardashian in Make-Up in the studio

For more on what Kim Kardashian is up to these days, check out her website.

For information on Loyal Studios, click www.loyalstudios.tv

For info on Bob Bekian, find out here.

click “La La’s Full Court Life” to see more on La La’s show on VH1.


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

Julie Adams and Bob Bekian

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.

Julie Adams for Creature from the Black Lagoon

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.”

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

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.

Julie Adams

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


RAY J AND BOB BEKIAN TO PRODUCE BRANDED INTERNET CONTENT THROUGH REALHD.TV

Bob and Ray J in Santa Monica, Loyal Studios
Bob Bekian and Ray J

Burbank California. William Ray Norwood Jr. –known to his fans as Ray J— and Bob Bekian have agreed to collaborate on multiple branded -content projects for distribution on the web.  Ray J is an internationally known artist with multiple platinum albums as well as a star of 3 reality shows on VH1 .

Bekian is a media entrepreneur who owns several state-of–the-art production facilities, a high definition production service company and the entertainment website REALHD.TV which is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011.

Bob, Ray J, and Friends in Loyal Studios.
Bob, Ray J, and friends wearing limited edition Loyal Studios ‘fist’ t-shirts.

REALHD.TVis an entertainment site which brings together trends, stories, trailers and

behind the scenes content from Movies, Television, Commercials, and Music Videos,” Bekian says.  “We are excited to bring our visitors a fresh view into the entertainment world and provide advertisers with a high traffic venue.”

A unique feature about the site is the design that does not “pre-roll” advertising on the video screen, nor does it obstruct the content with a lower third ad.  Rather, the site feels as if you are watching a TV screen with clean advertising neatly organized in the player and control panel.  “We felt that the pre-roll and lower third traditional web-ad strategies can be obstructive and a turn-off to viewers, so we have designed the site to be more viewer friendly.”  Keeping the website clean and functional are very important to the feel of the site.

Ray J and Bekian started working together in Bekian’s Loyal Studios for “For The Love of Ray J” and “Family Business” produced by the Endemol Company 51MINDS. Their relationship grew as they collaborated on other projects together, such as music videos and behind the scenes content. “I’ve always admired Ray for his Talent, but he has a serious business side that I respect as well,” Bekian adds. Ray J and Bekian plan on doing multiple projects including a pilot and talk show hosted by Ray J. as well as cutting edge branded content. Christy Lee Hughs in Loyal Burbank Christy Lee Hughes Broadcasting from Loyal Studios in Burbank California.

Christy Lee Hughs in Loyal Burbank
Christy Lee Hughes Broadcasting from Loyal Studios

Another new and exciting show on REALHD.TV scheduled to air is “What’s Hot with Christy Lee” starring Christy Lee Hughes which follows the latest trends in entertainment, fashion, gaming and art. Christy Lee Hughes is a producer,actor and experienced entertainment correspondent who has conducted hundreds of hours of celebrity interviews in association with realtvfilms.com and loyalstudios.tv.  “I am very excited to do this show on REALHD.TV because creative trends are always fresh and interesting and we have incredible talent lined up to talk to” says Lee who is currently wrapping several features.

REALHD.TV is Scheduled to launch September 1, 2011,

For more on RayJ visit www.rayj.com

For Bob Bekian visit www.bobbekian.com

For Christy Lee Hughes visit www.christyleehughes.com

For celebrity interviews visit www.realtvfilms.com