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The Christmas Candle

From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David’s quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

Starring Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Disney’s A Christmas Carol), and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit Trilogy, Doctor Who). Also starring John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) with James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart). And introducing singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle, in her feature film debut.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2fzS13Qdj0

Make sure to reserve your tickets for the opening weekend at: http://www.thechristmascandlemovie.com/tickets

Screening: Hating Breitbart

From Weinergate to the dismantling of ACORN, Andrew Breitbart singlehandedly took on a billion-dollar leftist media empire and changed its landscape forever. His brash, fearless style of exposing truth to the world led the resignations of Representative Anthony Weiner and USDA State Director Shirley Sherrod. Newly released, Hating Breitbart takes an in-depth look at a man who challenged societal media norms through a passionate and abrasive approach: by publishing shocking stories and exposing media lies. The Princebury team attended a pre-screening of the documentary at the Gaslamp Stadium Theater in San Diego, CA this past Tuesday. Hotly controversial, Andrew Breitbart never backed down and consequently changed the face American journalism and media.  It is now in select theaters and worth checking out.

For more information, visit www.hatingbreitbart.com.

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“You can judge man from his enemies.”

A Night to Remember

            Launched in 2011, “A Night to Remember” is an extravagant celebration where students with special needs can feel honored, loved and celebrated. Each Honored Guest is paired with a high school student that remains at their side for the entire event; from hair and makeup, to dancing by their side all night.  This night is meant for breaking down walls and to bring all students together to celebrate these Honored Guests.  This is truly a magical experience for these students, which is why they doubled the number of students that attend the event from 300 in in their first year, to 600 in 2012 from a total of 51 San Diego County High Schools.

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             The most amazing thing about this event is that it is completely free; it is all made possible by individual and company donations. In doing this, these students are able to experience a night of a lifetime. They receive a prom dress/tuxedo, jewelry, hair and makeup, corsage/boutonniere, professional photos, and a limo ride. Once they arrive to the Prom, “paparazzi” and tons of fans welcome them.

If you would like to be a part of this event for 2013, it’s not too late.  You can donate here at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/honoring-students-with-special-needs?c=home.

Princebury at the San Diego Ballet

IMG_0423This February, the Princebury team saw the original ballet, “Don Juan” put on by San Diego Ballet at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza in San Diego, Directed and Choreographed by Javier Velasco.

The San Diego Ballet is best known for their traditional romantic productions such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Nutcracker”, but this season, choreographer Javier Velasco created a ballet based around a not-so-traditional tale.

Most ballets are choreographed around a female lead: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Ondine. Instead, Velasco wanted to create a piece around a male lead, Max Tchernychev. “Don Juan” is inspired by a retelling of Lord Byron’s poem of love, intrigue, and the folly of humanity. Byron reverses the classic Don Juan story by portraying Juan as not as a womanizer, but a man easily seduced by women, although IMG_0424Javier Velasco puts even another twist on the classic. Along with the female lead dancer, Stephanie Maiorano, it took us on an epic retelling of Don Juan. The dancers sent us on a journey into Don Juan’s life as a legendary lover and scoundrel. The production immediately lures us in with the ballet set to upbeat guitar concertos.

Throughout the performance Don Juan finds himself frolicking with sea nymphs, servant girls, gypsies, and food vendors, although one young woman really out does the rest. The talented duet made it an unforgettable performance.  There was also a very memorable solo by dancer Zoe Marinello-Kohn in the gypsy camp. As I watched her dance around like it was second nature, I couldn’t help but think THIS is what made the ballet.

As a ballet performer of 17 years, I know it takes to put on a performance.  Watching this ballet as a dancer gave me an extra appreciation for the San Diego Ballet and all the blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes. The story line had a twist, the talent was natural, the technique was beautiful, and the passion was over flowing.

Support the Ballet

A professional ballet dancer will go through 10 or more pairs of pointe shoes in one season. If you would like to support San Diego Ballet, you can donate to The San Diego Ballet to keep these dancers on their toes.

Don’t Miss the San Diego Ballet’s Annual Spring Fling & Fundraiser March 16th

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Princebury at Sundance

photo Sundance Film Festival takes place over 10 days in Park City every January.  With 46,731 attendees in 2012, it is one of the largest film festivals in the country.  Many famous actors and producers attend from all over the nation to premier their new films.

Princebury’s Greg Fox and I (Jeff) attended the festival during its last weekend.  With the San Diego Christian Film Festival only two months earlier, it was a great opportunity to attend a festival as a guest and see it from a different perspective.

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Although we saw a few amazing films, one documentary definitely stood out.  “The Square” by Jehane Noujaim won the award “Audience Choice” in the “World Documentary” category.  The documentary was about the revolution in Egypt, which has been going on for the last two years.  For an event with such a large global impact, it has received too little coverage by the media.  It was very interesting to see the event through the eyes of the Egyptian revolutionaries themselves.

Overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely be back next year!  Princebury is also planning on submitting a documentary to next year’s festival, so be on the look out!

DOONBY: The Provocative Movie Screenings in Washington, DC

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RISING STAR ACTRESS JENN GOTZON GOES FROM SMALL ROLE IN ‘FROST/NIXON’ ON CAPITOL HILL TO LEADING LADY IN ‘DOONBY’ SCREENINGS IN NATION’S CAPITAL

WASHINGTON DC (Jan. 23, 2013) – Actress Jenn Gotzon, whose career broke after portraying President Nixon’s First Daughter Tricia Nixon in a small role in 2009 Academy Award Nominated Best Film “Frost/Nixon,” is set to grace the real Nation’s Capital, a four-year President’s term later, screening the first of her seven films she stars in to release 2013, “Doonby.”

Cast as the love interest opp. “The Dukes of Hazzard” heartthrob John Schneider in the British writer/director Peter Mackenzie film, Gotzon plays the wild leading lady, who’s both smitten with and suspicious of the chivalry, heroism and seeming omnipresence of her town’s newest resident, Sam Doonby.

“Jenn Gotzon reveals character with an extraordinary emotional range better than almost anyone in Hollywood today!” states Dr. Ted Baehr, critic and founder of top family film review site Movieguide.

The mystery movie praised by Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano states, “Doonby is a moving and thought-provoking psychological thriller…that will linger in your mind and obsess your consciousness”. The theme is pertinent to the debates of morality in our nation helping impact people’s choices in a positive manner. Within the film, a cameo role by Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade) making “Doonby” courageous to show in the Nation’s Capital during the March for Life’s 39th Anniversary. Both free film showings, Jan 24, 7pm at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW and Jan 25, 4p at (Marriott) Residence Inn 333 E Street SW. Washington DC, are sponsored by NET TV, a new television station broadcasting uplifting movies through Verizon Fios Video on Demand in over 18 cities nationwide. “Doonby” actors Jenn Gotzon and Joe Estevez (host of NET TV’s Faith Film Festival) will be in attendance along with film’s director Peter Mackenzie and associate producer Steve Doherty.

Gotzon speaks up as a role model through her motivational program “Inspiring Audiences” to schools, churches and festivals across the country. Doherty manages her outreach program. She states, “With all the hopelessness and shootings, there’s an underlying root of destruction that is heartbreaking to our nation, our world. I seek films to work on that give back to humanity,” which is a core principal behind NET TV, where Gotzon, as of 2013, heralds as their spokesperson.

Scheduled for theatrical release this April, Gotzon plays a historical character in French & Indian War drama “Alone Yet Not Alone.” This spring, Gotzon’s slated to film family-action movie “Wheeler” with Jennifer Hudson, cowboy western “Gold Revenge” and Savannah based thriller “Sinking Sand.”

For more info, visit JennGotzon.com, DoonbyTheMovie.Com or NETny.net SDI Entertainment PR, Los Angeles, CA – sdi.entertainment.pr@gmail.com