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Marco Rubio Attends Film at G-Star During Palm Beach International Film Festival

rubio-gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) APRIL 15 2016– What does a former Presidential Candidate do to relax after jettisoning from the lion’s den?

If you’re Marco Rubio, you go to see an independent film “Lionheart” at G-Star School of the Arts here, one of the many Palm Beach International Film Festival’s films being shown around Palm Beach County.

Yes, running for President of the United States against lions like Donald Trump can be one of the most demanding and exhausting endeavors a person can ever aspire to do.  There is little time for family, friends and relaxation.  But on Sunday Marco Rubio found that time.

Surrounded by family and close friends, Senator Rubio looked relaxed while enjoying the film titled “Lionheart” written and directed by his nephew, Orlando Cicilia, III.

The cast and crew of the film were on hand to view the powerfully filmed drama of a young impoverished boxer on the threshold of the biggest fight of his career – a chance to have it all or nothing. Sounds like fighting to become President.

Former State Representative Ralph Arza, who is the head of the Florida Charter School Alliance, was also in attendance.  Both the Senator and the film received an enthusiastic reception from the audience.

Senator Rubio remained after the film for quite some time talking with everyone.  He posed for pictures with G-Star School of the Arts alumni and with the school’s founder, Greg Hauptner.

“He is a very nice person, completely approachable,” says Hauptner.  “He took his time to speak with everyone.  He is a brilliant man who is also kind and caring.”

Hauptner’s son, Gregory, said, “I couldn’t believe he was here.  I was so nervous, but he was so nice.  I really enjoyed talking with him.”

The Palm Beach International Film Festival continues on this week at the G-Star Studios Sound Stage Theater as well as at three other venues around Palm Beach County.

“That’s part of the excitement of the PBI Film Festival.  You never know who you’ll meet at any film showing here at any time . . . maybe even a future President of the United States!” said Hauptner.

Three G-Star School of the Arts Students Cast in New Television Show

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Three G-Star students have been cast in the new series In Sanity, Florida

(PALM SPRINGS, FL) February 24, 2016– Three G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts students have earned principal roles in the new web-based TV Show In Sanity, Florida.  The show is created by Marc Zatorsky and Shawn Morell. of See-Worthy Productions, LLC.

In Sanity, Florida where ‘the town is small, but the crazy isn’t.’  The crazy antics of a small coastal town will be told through the life journey of Emma Scott Fitzgerald, a young woman whose love for her quirky town and hypochondriac grandmother holds her back from discovering the person she wants to be.” explains co-creator Morell.

Zatorsky and Morell are just coming off another of their hit projects titled Tweet about teens and paranormal activity.  After two seasons Tweet is being offered to major cable channels and has garnered “Best Actress on a Web Series” nomination for its star, Taylor Blackwell.  Ms. Blackwell continues her collaboration with Zatorski and Morell as the star of Sanity.  G-Star Studios announced last month that See-Worthy Films has taken up permanent residence on the Studios’ back lot.  In Sanity, Florida is a SAG-AFTRA New Media production.

Sydney Presendieu, Madison Lillard, and Walker Clermont are all students of the G-Star School of the Arts, which recently received an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. The school also is getting set for an open house in March to introduce new students to the unique curriculum that makes G-Star so special.

Gregory James Blount Announces New Sound Tree Entertainment Services

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For more than two decades, Gregory James Blount has worked as an insider in the entertainment industry, developing talent for all mediums.

(JUPITER, FL) FEBRUARY 23, 2016— Gregory James Blount is pleased to announce that his firm, Sound Tree Entertainment, is offering new services to help guide tyoung talented people and their families as they navigate the complexities of the entertainment industry.

Sound Tree Entertainment offers many options and opportunities for talented people to take the next step on their career. The firm is a fixture in the South Florida entertainment industry, and currently is developing many different vehicles to propel the careers of talented young people.

Blount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Some of those questions include:

  • What are the realities?
  • How do I find out if an agent or firm is legitimate?
  • How do I empower my child if they have a special talent?
  • Will investing monetarily enrich their talent?
  • What is the difference between drama and acting?

For more information on how Sound Tree Entertainment can provide guidance for talented people and their families, contact them today.

G-Star Students Work in Big Week at G-Star Studios

gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) FEBRUARY 4, 2016– G-Star Studios (owned and operated by the G-Star School of the Arts), South Florida’s largest motion picture studio, has opened up a new season of productions with a back lot full of feature films, episodic web & TV shows, and major commercials. G-Star students are working on all the shows as cast and/or crew.

This past week auditions for a new web-based TV show, “In Sanity, Florida,” were held in Sound Stage 1 to accommodate the short list of 250 of the 1700 actors who submitted for parts in the show. The web-based TV show’s (then to cable) first season, produced by See-Worthy Films owned by Marc Zatorsky and Shawn Morell, will be shot at various Palm Beach County locations as well as at G-Star Studios beginning in April. Sanity is a comedy about a crazy small town in Florida.

Auditions were also held for “HENRI,” a drama written and directed by Octavian O for New Beginnings Films; an action and suspense story about a martial arts fighter who returns to his hometown to defend himself and the ones he loves, will be shot on G-Star Studios back lot. Scenes from the feature film B.F.F., a film that explores the potentially disastrous relationship between two teenage boys and a girl, were also shot on the G-Star Studios back lot. The film is written and directed by David Haines for RD Productions.

Requests for scouting to shoot at the G-Star Studios film production facilities in the near future have come from a feature film for select scenes starring one of the silver screen’s biggest stars; a major commercial by a multi-billion dollar sports company (back for a third production); and a new episodic TV show already licensed for a major cable network. All productions will include G-Star students.

Additionally, the G-Star School of the Arts will be hosting an open house next month. On March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m. students and parents are invited to come in and learn more about what makes G-Star one of the top Palm Beach County charter schools.

Soundtree Entertainment Announces Talent Development Advice For Families

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Having the right advice can allow families to help their child reach their goals.

(JUPITER, FL) FEBRUARY 4, 2016— Soundtree Entertainment is pleased to announce a more access to the experience and knowledge offered by this seasoned team of entertainment industry professionals that can help families steer the budding careers of their talented children.

Founded by Gregory James Blount, Sound Tree Entertainment is well known across the area, and offers many options and opportunities for talented people to take the next step on their career. Currently, the firm has a couple of projects in pre-production.

Blount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Some of those questions include:

  • What are the realities?
  • How do I find out if an agent or firm is legitimate?
  • How do I empower my child if they have a special talent?
  • Will investing monetarily enrich their talent?
  • What is the difference between drama and acting?

For more information on how Sound Tree Entertainment can provide guidance for talented people and their families, contact them today.