McCartney Multimedia Newsletter (Volume 35)
Welcome to summer and the 35th edition of our company newsletter! We all trust you had a great 4th of July weekend...though what's up with that whole "on a Wednesday" idea? We're lucky enough to work with all the talented folks you'll read about below, as well as still finding time to develop our own brands - Wine, Tea and Studios... so if you know anyone who is in need of digital or filmic help - get in touch as we'd love to meet them and add them to the McCartney Roster! So without further ado, let's see what our clients are up to.
Here we go...
McCartney Studios Launches!
We're pleased to announce that we have launched McCartney Studios!
After many successful years in the web development and digital realms, McCartney Multimedia Los Angeles has spun off a new division:
With the burgeoning use of the medium of video to tell stories to those customers and fans in a concise and portable manner, the filmic division is a natural extension of their digital branding and marketing agency of 2+ decades.
We've assembled a team of experienced storytellers and visual artists, but it doesn't stop there. This is no ordinary production company, instead, McCartney Studios is able to take you from brand to broadcast, by offering all steps along the way from creative story boarding and script writing, through production, post, editing, music choices and finally placement on traditional, out-of-home and social media channels.
So, whether you're in the market for a quick explainer video, an animated 3D pitch, investor presentation, branded content, an old-fashioned TV Commercial or a full 6K drone shoot, McCartney's teams execute with skilled professionalism and a relentless pursuit of perfection, whilst still leaving room for a unique California client experience and splendid lunches by the beach!
Contact us today to let us know more about your project.
Below are samples of "Behind The Scenes" videos with Wunderbrow.
Denver Law Firm Allen-Curry launches new web site
Allen & Curry, P.C.
We're proud to announce the web site launch of Allen Curry of downtown Denver, CO.
The firm focuses on commercial and construction matters, while representing a diverse group of clients, including small business owners, general contractors, subcontractors, contract sureties and a wide range of material and major component suppliers.
Allen & Curry has extensive experience in state and federal appellate courts. Their appellate attorneys have litigated more than 150 appeals in the State of Colorado on issues ranging from the constitutionality of statutes to attorney fees, and have argued in front of the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals on numerous occasions.
Just in Time for Summer!
Mrs. McCartney's Wines is proud to announce the launch of our Cocktail Recipe Book.
From Rum to Vodka, from Soju to Bourbon, from Sake to Gin, there are over 20 recipes to choose from! So head on over to Mrs. McCartney's Wines and stock up with your favorite flavor!
The booklet contains 20+ recipes to help you create the most refreshing drinks. So get your ingredients ready and start enjoying summer!
And don't forget, every sip helps the Linda McCartney Breast Cancer Research Fund at Liverpool's R Charity.
Penn & Teller go on Tour!
Penn & Teller are going on tour this fall.
Check out the tour page on PennandTeller.com and see if they're coming to a town near you!
For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Top Chef, comedy’s most enduring team shows no signs of slowing down.
With an amazing eight wins, including 2015, as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 15-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the longest running and one of the most-beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.
Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS! was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.
Currently they host the hit series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for The CW Network, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas stage show.
Along the way, they’ve written New York Times Best-Sellers, hosted their own Emmy nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats. Their acclaimed documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars.
Dr. Angie McCartney chats live with Melissa Manchester!
Let’s hear it for the boys! More than 25 years after Melissa Manchester released Tribute, her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, she turns the tables with The Fellas, a radiant encomium to the men, including Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous.
Singing with a verve and emotional vulnerability that immediately captivates, the Grammy winner inventively reimagines these beloved standards. She turns “Chances Are” into a sly bossa nova and scats with seemingly impossible ease on “Love Is Just Around The Corner,” while bringing an understated urgency to “Night and Day.”
Many of these tunes embedded themselves into Manchester’s musical DNA while she was growing up on New York City’s Upper West Side. “These were the artists and songs that were on the radio as my family ate dinner,” she says. “I am deeply familiar with this world.” Indeed, Manchester brings a nuanced understanding to the songs’ delicate phrasing and lyrical construction that would baffle lesser singers.
Manchester’s 21st album opens with a rambunctious, horn-filled version of “Ain’t That A Kick In the Head” that swings exuberantly from the rafters. “I wanted to invite the audience in, right away, to what the album and song was going to feel like. When the whole band yells out ‘Beautiful’! it’s so indicative of a bygone era when you’d hear a band chime in.”
“The band” is the 40-piece Blue Note Orchestra, a collection of students, alumni and faculty from Citrus College, the suburban Los Angeles University where Manchester is an honorary artist in residence.
Tone It Up!
We recently shot a "Behind The Scenes" video at Tone It Up's R-Entertainment produced event at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.
From their website: "Whether you’re at your computer, your phone, or curled up on the sofa, we just want to send a warm WELCOME and introduce ourselves! We’re Karena and Katrina, your trainers and the co-founders of Tone It Up! Tone It Up is a community of strong women who support and motivate you to lead your healthiest, happiest lives and make your dreams come true. Let’s rewind a little bit back to when Karena and I first met. It was a Friday night in Manhattan Beach, California. I was personal training at Equinox and Karena was coming in to work out— yup, both of us just wandering the gym on a Friday night. We were new to town, so it was good timing to meet each other."
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Calendula & Sunflower & Jasmine petals, Natural flavors, and Real Maple Syrup™
Information: Maple sugar has been produced from the sap of Maple trees in North America for hundreds of years. When the first Europeans arrived in the New World they found the Native inhabitants tapping the trees in order to gather the sap that was used. The Natives would then use hot stones to help evaporate the sap leaving behind Maple sugar, which they referred to as "sinzibukwud". With the influence of the Europeans, many different methods for processing the raw Maple Sugar were developed. These ranged from Maple candy to Maple syrup; mmmmmm. One of the most delicious of these is Maple Cream. It is believed that the first people to blend cream and Maple syrup lived in Vermont during the 1800's. State legend has it that the son of a prominent Maple producer chose for his wife the daughter of a local dairyman. For their wedding, the couple decided they wanted to serve their guests something new, delicious, and wonderful. The concocted the idea of blending syrup with fresh dairy cream and voila, Maple Cream was born. The wedding feast was a smashing success, as was the marriage. (A son was born exactly 9 months later to the day!) In the same spirit of innovation we decided to create this blend. The taste of this tea is second to none. Sweet, with slightly burnt undertones, this one is fantastic with a dash of sugar and a little milk. Brew a pot today and enjoy!
Website and Video in Development
We are in the process of developing a brand new site for Austin, New Jersey and soon Houston- based company, MERIT SI.
MERIT SI is a multi-discipline, solar photovoltaic (PV) project engineering and development company focused on bringing innovative technology and sustainable solutions to critical infrastructure operators. The MERIT SI team is strategically focused on serving the energy and chemical infrastructure verticals with behind-the-meter solar and solar with storage solutions, designed to seamlessly integrate into existing operations.
As a technology and engineering focused solar PV turnkey project provider, MERIT SI works with industrial and critical infrastructure operators to meet their sustainability goals by designing and delivering custom solutions that will help reduce cost and improve overall energy output.
Stay tuned for updates and launch notification. Stay tuned for site launch!
Miss Maree Cheatham
Maree Cheatham is not only a recognized actress, but also an accomplished ceramics artist.
A collection of her vases will be shown soon at the American Ceramics Society in Ojai, CA.
"I’m thrilled that three of my new “Farm" series of vases are in the upcoming American Ceramics Society juried exhibition July 14-August 26"
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8686 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
A native of Oklahoma City,
Maree Cheatham began her acting career in high school after moving to Houston where she landed an apprenticeship at the acclaimed Alley Theater. She went on to graduate from Baylor University and became an artist in residence at the Dallas Theater Center. Maree followed her dream to Hollywood, which sparked the beginning of a legendary career spanning more than five decades.
She plays the much-feared Bettie Breeland on Hart of Dixie and is beloved by her young fans as “Nona” on Sam and Cat and for being shot through the roof in Beetlejuice. Her extensive body of work includes eight years as Marie Horton on Days of our Lives, 10 years as Aunt Charlene on General Hospital and 10 years as Stephanie Wyatt on Search for Tomorrow, which garnered her three Emmy nominations. Other television and film credits include Dexter, Ghost Whisperer, Boston Legal, Hot in Cleveland, Weeds, Monk, Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Gunsmoke, Hawaii 5-O, The Wedding Singer, A Night at the Roxbury, and Rumor Has It .
Maree’s stage credits include the Broadway production of Ladies at The Alamo and Off-Broadway productions of Clash by Night and Christmas on Mars, which earned her two Drama Desk nominations. Maree continues to work on stage, having garnered both a Drama-Logue Award and Ovation nominations.
Maree is also a published poet and enjoys pottery, basket making, quilting and spending time in her garden. She resides in California’s San Gabriel Mountains with her husband Robert Staron.
Mobile App and Social - TheStreetStop.com
WE ♥ LOCAL FOOD
(WAITING IN LINE... NOT SO MUCH)
From their website :"Can you blame us? That's why we created StreetStop: the mobile app dedicated to connecting food trucks to hungry humans.
StreetStop makes finding the food trucks easier and ordering food faster. Customers can view food trucks closest to them and order from their phone. The food gets prepared while they travel to the truck- significantly cutting wait times. Food trucks can broadcast their location, set open and closing times, offer special daily combos, take prepaid (and even cancel) order, thus reaching and more quickly serving more customers each day.
StreetStop is the go-to app for food truck operators and foodies alike. We handle all of the back-end stuff like order management and transactions so that you can focus on the food that you love.
We hand-select all the food vendors on our app so our customers always have the very best experience. If you're a top-notch food truck vendor looking to expand your reach, then join the movement & fill out an application!"
Nick Marechal mixes with Maestro Geoff Emerick
"Things We Said Today"
If you've been following our McCartney Newsletters closely, you will have heard of brilliant artist, singer-songwriter Nick Marechal by now. Recently, Nick was in the studio (LAFX, North Hollywood) mixing his cover version of The Beatles’ hit, “Things We Said Today” with world-renowned Beatles engineer, Geoff Emerick.
Nick had previously recorded the tracks both at EastWest Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, and he thought it would provide some great legacy to his version to have one of the greatest engineers of all time, Abbey Road alum. Geoff Emerick put his finishing touches on the mix. The result was beautiful. Stay tuned for release date.
Also, Nick is going to performing live at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA opening for Gino Vannelli on August 4th, so mark your calendars and come on out for a night under the stars!
Click here for ticket information.
For all your latest and greatest Beatles News, head on over to McCartney Times!
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