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Stephanie Okereke Brings The New York Film Academy to Nigeria.

 

November 23, 2009
For Immediate Release                                               
                                        

MIAMI, FL — In recognition of the challenges facing Nigeria’s Film industry, Del-York International co-owned by A-list Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke, (with support from the Ministry of Information), has entered into an agreement with the world’s most prestigious film-making Academy, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) to bring the Academy’s world-class training courses, facilities and tutors to Abuja, Nigeria on February 1st 2010. Registration for classes have already begun and will end on December, 20th 2009. Orientation for the program will be held from January 18th-29th of 2010 at the prestigious Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja. Classes will begin on the 1st of February, 2010 at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja.

Nigeria will be the first country on the African continent to host the NYFA team to an intensive hands on training workshop on film making, directing, screen writing, editing, broadcast journalism, 3D animation and master classes exclusively designed for professionals, marketing communications executives, lawyers, advertising agencies and government institutions. NYFA will ship world class equipment for the program;-  35mm & 16mm (including RED) film cameras, High Definition (HD) cameras, lighting and sound systems, editing suites, projectors – which are the same used at the leading 4-Year film school.  Designed for a new generation of film makers, screen writers, actors, producers, copy writers, creative directors and animators who share a passion for motion pictures, the training model allows all participants to achieve more in less time than any other University, Institute or School in the world. Each student will conceive, produce, direct and edit a new media project in one week.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY

The Film School at the New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on a belief that a top quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The Academy opened its doors in 1992 in Robert DeNiro‘s Tribeca Film Center. Since that time they have grown into their own facilities in Manhattan‘s Union Square and Soho. NYFA also opened Film Academies at Universal Studios in Los Angeles and London UK, England.  Today, little more than a decade after the first students graduated, the New York Film Academy is considered one of the most prominent fixtures of film education in the world.

DEL-YORK INTERNATIONAL

DEL-YORK International is a media and marketing communications company. The company’s services range from advertising, film production, events planning, digital designs and broadcast communication. The company also facilitates the entry of international companies to Nigeria, creating an enabling environment for them to operate as a legal entity.

Press Video- http://www.delyorkinternational.com/swf/media_center.swf

Registration is in progress, please visit www.delyorkinternational.com. To interview Stephanie Okereke about this project please contact us at info@icypr.com | 305.549.3676

For more information on DEL-YORK International please contact:
E-mail: info@delyorkinternational.com
W: www.delyorkinternational.com
T:+ 1 234 803 718 4858

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Through the Glass premier in Nigeria Sept. 16th

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THROUGH THE GLASS MOVIE RELEASE IN NIGERIA SEPTEMBER 16TH 2009

WHAT: The NATIONWIDE NIGERIAN movie release of Through the Glass, a comedy drama on a man’s quest to face his fears of commitment with the help of his African next door neighbour.

WHO: Actress, Director and Producer Stephanie Okereke Garrett McKechnie, Cheyenne Christenson, Brion Rose, Rainer L. Kenny, Geno Giordan, Christy Williams and Pascal Atuma

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 

Where: Silverbird Cinemas Lagos

133 Ahmadu Bello way.

Victoria Island, Lagos

Silverbird Cinemas Port Harcourt

Obi Wali Cultural Center,

Abonnema wharf road,

Mile 1, diobu, Port Harcourt

Silverbird Cinemas Abuja

Ceddi Plaza Abuja

Genesis Deluxe Cinema

The Palms Shopping complex,

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Ozone cinemas

The E-center

1-11 commercial avenue,

Yaba lagos 

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Through the glass is the story of Jeffrey [Garret Mckechnie] who lives the ultimate bachelor’s life going through numerous non-committed relationships, but struggles to excel at work and gain his father’s love and acceptance. Jeffrey’s life gets even more intriguing when life deals him a card that stops him in his tracks. On a typical day, he returns from work to find a note “take care of your responsibility” left on top of a baby who is abandoned on his doorstep. In nothing short of what is scary, confusing and comedic, he turns to his Nigerian neighbor, Ada [Stephanie Okereke] who he has a secret crush on, to help him.

What happens to the baby? Will Jeffrey break through the glass of his phobia for commitment and keep the baby? Will Jeffrey confess his secret crush on Ada?

Visit www.throughtheglassmovie.com for more information about the film. Press materials can be requested at info@icypr.com

 

For more information contact:

ICY Public Relations

Yetunde O. Taiwo

T: 305.549.3676

F: 215.326.7302

E: info@icypr.com  

W: www.icypr.com

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Alaché releases debut album “Until now” Available September 15, 2009

 

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September 14, 2009             

For Immediate Release

Alaché releases debut album “Until now” Available September 15, 2009

MIAMI, FL — International recording artist Alaché is set to release her inspirational debut album Until Now on September 15, 2009. The album has 12 inspiring and motivational songs including the hit single “higher” which has received over 200,000 plays on MySpace is on heavy rotation on Rhythm fm 93.7 and Cool FM in West Africa.

ALACHÉ

Alaché is a Florida based singer-songwriter from Nigeria who falls under the Inspirational/Christian genre of music. Her edgy, upbeat and engaging tempo makes her stand out as a truly inspirational artist. Alaché’s album digs deep into the challenges of personal struggles of the modern mind with songs like “How mama” about pro life and “Insecurity. Alaché is not your typical gospel/inspirational music artist. She has a funky flare and fashion edginess that makes her truly unique to this industry.

 

“Alaché has something authentic and meaningful to say in her songs which deserves to be heard”

- MIMI Magazine 

 

Alaché teamed up with vocal coach and producer Gerry Williams, who’s literally worked with every major pop star birthed from that highly fertile scene (including Mandy Moore, O-Town, LFO, Raven, Aaron Carter, Jordan Knight, Stacie Orrico and Jump). Gerry believes she is a unique talent whose music can inspire very many people. Growing up, Alaché was greatly influenced by Miriam Makeba, Celine Dion, CeCe Winans, The Fugees, Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams. Alaché is a fresh artist who comes at a time when music lovers need that engaging inspiration.

 

Alaché is working on an International tour that will cover North America, South Africa and West Africa. She is also set to be reviewed by BHF magazine and Gospel Impact Radio. Her music videos for higher, shoulda lost my mind and insecurity will debut in January 2010 with rotations in London, North America and West Africa.


The album Until Now is distributed by Central South - Infinity Distribution. For more information on Alaché, please visit www.alacheonline.com

For more information contact:

ICY Public Relations

Yetunde O. Taiwo

T: 305.549.3676

E: info@icypr.com  

W: www.icypr.com

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Stephanie’s New Site – Successful Launch

We launched our clients new site on 9.1.9.  We excited to see that the site has received great reviews.

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The new website provides the media and Stephanie’s fans with a place to read, see and hear anything new about Stephanie, from Stephanie including videos; brand new editorial images; a blog; a press page; links to her favorite sites, wallpapers and buddy icons for downloads, a store to buy all things Stephanie and a fan of the month page. Fans can also connect to Stephanie on her Twitter and Facebook pages through the website.

For more on Stephanie please visit www.stephanieokereke.NET

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WAFNTM- London and NYC Scouting

Hello Everyone. We are inviting you to the scouting for West Africa’s Next Top Model in London & NYC. We hope to see you there.

YOU COULD BE WEST AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

UK:
17th January
The Amadeus Center
50 Shirland Road
Little Venice
London W9 2JA
8am

USA:
24th January
28th Street Studio
34 W28th Street
New York, NY 10001
9am

Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos (Nigeria):
February (tbd)
Location (tbd)

Contacts:

West Africa: 234 809 811 7554 or 234 706 110 7554

US: + 1 856 776 8254

UK: 44 798 549 4071

AUDITIONS – West Africa’s Next Top Model

Many have been inquiring about the show for some time now, and I am proud to announce that finally, the West Africa’s Next Top Model project is now officially underway.

This is the official show, co-signed by CBS, the licensor for America’s Next Top Model and all its international formats.

Show Format: 1 Hr show, weekly elimination. Total 13 weeks season. Hosted by Supermodel Oluchi.

Who can audition: Applicant must be West African origin, should be between the ages of 18 and 25, and should be available to travel and reside in Lagos, Nigeria and other destinations on the continent of Africa and the world between the 1st of March and 1st of June, 2009. (More rules apply, see Terms & Conditions)

What’s the benefit: International Modeling contract, International Product Endorsement & Cash Prize.

Where can you audition (see details below):

Monrovia, Liberia:
30th November
P A Ribhouse – Airfield Sinkor (on the road to Matadi Estate).

Freetown, Sierra Leone:
2nd December
Old School Complex, Hill Station Freetown

Dakar, Senegal:
5th December
British Council

Accra, Ghana:
6th December
Novotel Hotel Accra Ghana

Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos (Nigeria):
January (tbd)
Location (tbd)

Scouting begins at 8am prompt at all scouting locations.

Contact info:
Email: info@wafntm.com
Web: www.wafntm.com

Official Press Release: http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/pr/pressrelease.cfm?PRID=28783

Next Top Model Struts into the African Runway in Spring 2009.

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NEXT TOP MODEL STRUTS INTO THE AFRICAN RUNWAY IN SPRING 2009 PRODUCED BY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COMPANY STATS MEDIA GROUP. THE COMPANY HAS THE EXCLUSIVE FORMAT RIGHTS TO PRODUCE NEXT TOP MODEL ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRUE LOVE WEST AFRICA AS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER FOR THIS SERIES.

NEW YORK, NY November 10, 2008 – The Nationally syndicated TV Show Next Top Model is schedule to begin in Africa in January 2009. This show will follow the same format as the original American’s Next Top Model created by Tyra Banks. West Africa’s next top model show will be produced by StatsMedia Group an international production company owned by Tope Esan and Martin Fayomi. Supermodel Oluchi Onweagba will be the host for the West Africa series. StatsMedia is the only company that was granted the exclusive rights the form CBS Paramount International Television to produce this reality show in Africa. CBS is the official licensor of the series format.

The format will be produced every season by region on the African continent with the initial start up being in West Africa. True Love West Africa is the media partner and official magazine for West African’s Next Top Model. The magazine will commence scouting for the 16 contestants of the reality show in December 2008 in several regions in West Africa (Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia & Nigeria) with production scheduled for spring 2009. The show will air on major African networks and on cable TV. The winner will receive a lucrative international modeling contract, a cover of True Love magazine and numerous endorsement deals from various companies in the fashion industry nationally and internationally. This version of Next Top Model will not only highlight the models but the continent of Africa for its tourist attractions, cultures, values and its booming 21st century economy.

About Next Top Model

Next Top Model is a reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show was created and is hosted by veteran television personality, former supermodel and current talk-show host, Tyra Banks, who also serves as the head judge and executive producer of the show. The first “cycle” premiered in May 2003 and was one of UPN’s highest rated shows. The show’s seventh cycle was the first of the shows among regular programming on UPN’s successor network, The CW, and thus far is the network’s highest rated series. The show will continue until at least the 2009-10 season.

The opening theme is performed by Tyra Banks and is produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Banks co-produces the show with Ken Mok and Anthony Dominici. For the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 television seasons, ANTM was the #1 show in average viewers on The CW. For More information visit http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model11

About Stats Media Group

StatsMedia Group, LLC is an independent company that acquires contents for television production. Coupled with original content development, StatsMedia Group acquires successful television programs to be reproduces and/or rebroadcasted in Africa. The company was formed in 2006 to concentrate on contents for the Africa indigenes both in and around the continent. StatsMedia currently produces Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) – www.nigeriaentawards.com in the United States of America. StatsMedia owns the franchise rights to ‘Africa Next Top Model’ – a format franchise right to America Next Top Model. This right was acquired early 2008 from CBS Paramount and is set to start production in December 2008.

About True Love

True Love West Africa is the highest selling women’s magazine in the West African sub region., A franchise of media 24 (one of South Africa’s largest publishing companies), the magazine’s content is generated and produced in Nigeria but printed in South Africa. Bola Atta, the editor of True Love West Africa, has an extensive background in both the magazine and television industries, and brings great experience and enthusiasm to the magazine.

According to her, “True Love West Africa is the ultimate reflection of the exquisite beauty of the black African woman,” “Her readers are vivacious, upwardly mobile and contemporary, keeping up with the constantly changing trends of the modern world as they continue to proudly celebrate the diversity and richness of their traditional society.”

For more information about Sponsorship & Advertising on West African’s Next Top Model, please contact Executive Producer Tope Esan e-mail tope(at)wafntm.com. For all other inquiries on the show please contact ICY Public Relations at  305.940.0067  305.940.0067 and Bola Atta (Bolaatta(at)gmail.com)

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ICY Public Relations
T: 305.940.0067
F: 215.326.7302
E: yetunde@icypr.com
W: www.icypr.com

INSIDER NEWS

Good Morning Readers. I hope you’ve having a great start up to the week.

I wanted to take this morning to give you an updated on the ICY BRAND

We have some fun things going on this fall. We are certainly keeping it diverse and international.

Take a look at the newsletter and see the update on ICY PR clients
http://www.icypr.com/Newsletter/0915septemberNL.html

We have 2 new clients and I’m certain most of you would enjoy them.

Adama is in a film. Jewellery by Anne is working on a new collection, we are working on the new website for Nigeria International and we have a special deal going on where you can get your own website with 5 pages, in 5 days for $500.

NEW CLIENT
Alaché – a Nigerian singer, songwriter based in Orlando, Florida
www.alacheonline.com CD will drop February 2009

NEW CLIENT
Claudia Schulz- a German Hat designer based in Vancouver, Canada
www.claudiaschulz.com 2009 Collection coming in March

Jewellery by Anne – www.jewellerybyanne.com
Look out for new collection this fall

Ella Brown Couture – www.ellabrowncouture.com
The EBC purses will be in Macy’s (West Coast) this fall

Nigeria International- www.nigeriainternational.com
The new website will launch on October 1st.

Get your own website; 555 deal – www.icystudio.com/promo

Love, Peace & Much ReXpecT
YST
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~~ ELLA BROWN COUTURE MTV MOVIE AWARDS EVENT~~

For Immediate Release

 

Ella Brown Couture is scheduled to be a part of the Starbucks Coffee Company and Secret Room Caribbean Style Celebrity Gift Suite, in Honor of the 2008 MTV Movie Award Events. This two-day luxury celebrity gift suite will take place at The Valadon, a luxury hotel in West Hollywood on May 30 and 31 of 2008 from 3pm – 8pm 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA May 27, 2008 Ella Brown Couture ( Los Angeles based designer) has been selected as one of the designer to participate in the Celebrity Gift Suites event in Honor of the MTV Movie Awards. The new Ella Brown Couture collection incorporates a variety of styles and rich fabrics. The mood is very glamorous, and luxurious. Every piece has an exotic extra bold statement.  

Ella Brown Couture’s Gift bags will include Custom made jewelry for over 50 A-list celebrities including, Terri Hatcher, Melanie Griffith, Selma Hayak, Kim Kardashian, Brooke Shields, Eva Longoria, Paula Abdul, Fergie, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Posh Spice/Victoria Beckham, Alyssa Milano and many others.
Ella Brown Couture will also be preparing special bags for media houses such LA times, Life and Style, In Touch, Entertainment Tonight, E!, Ok Magazine, Star, Us Weekly, New York Times, Travel and Leisure, People, Haute Living, Daily Candy, Access Hollywood, Lucky and many more.

The Ella Brown Gift bags will include jewelry form the soon to launch Spring/Summer collection.
The new collection now includes bridal wears that unequivocally portrays the creative expression of Designer Adefunke Adegbola. Her fall 2007 collection was showcased at the Miami fashion week and Chicago fashion week respectively in 2007; the collection is in over 30 stores across the nation with stores in Europe coming soon.

"I am so excited about this event and this opportunity. Having A-List celebrities and top industry medias have
a first hand look at my designs and collections and get to meet me at one of the top rated events in the world,
MTV Movies Awards? I am truly honored.”-
Adefunke Adegbola

The Spring/Summer 2008 Ella Brown Couture collection is scheduled to launch in June.
To see the range of the Ella Brown Couture collection, please visit http://www.ellabrowncouture.com/

 

 

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ICY Public Relations
Yetunde Taiwo
T:  305.940.0067  305.940.0067
F: 215.326.7302
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MIAMI: Meet stars Steven Bauer (Scarface) and Elizabeth Pena this Wednesday at Florida Premiere!

 


Meet the stars Elizabeth Peña (The Lost City) and Steven Bauer (Scarface) at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach.

The Women’s International Film Festival is pleased to present an exclusive, Florida Premiere and one time, Miami only advance screening of “How The Garcia Girls Spent their Summer.” Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:30 p.m., at the enchanting Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive.

Garcia Girls
Meet the stars Elizabeth Peña (The Lost City) and Steven Bauer (Scarface) at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach.

Join us for the movie, Q&A with Elizabeth and Steven, and meet and greet the stars at the reception with wine and hors d’heouvres. Also receive a discount shopping pass for Macy’s South Beach from 12-7pm – with free makeovers, a complimentary personal shopping experience, just in time for Mother’s Day. Contact Carrie Freedman 305.674.6237

Tickets are only $25 in advance, $35 at the door or $45 (which includes a one year membership to WIFF). Click http://www.womensfilmfest.com/ to purchase your ticket or call 305-653-9700. Seats are limited. Please RSVP.
“How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer”

What does female desire look like? In her tenderly comic, richly textured feature debut, Georgina Garcia Riedel lovingly explores the terrain of longing, loneliness, and self-realization among three generations of single women in a Mexican American family as they grapple with romantic drought.

Steven Bauer and Elizabeth Peña in a scene from “How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.” Also Starring America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Lucy Gallardo, Jorge Cervera Jr., Nick Najera, Leo Minaya

Come Meet Steven and Elizabeth, at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach

Steven and Elizabeth

Women’s International Film Festival | South Florida – March 28 – April 6, 2008
305-653-9700 |3606 Grand Avenue | Miami, FL 33133