R&B LEGEND KEITH SWEAT PARTNERS WITH TV/FILM PRODUCER JOJO RYDER OF UNTOUCHABLE J PRODUCTIONS

JoJo Ryder and Keith Sweat

JoJo Ryder and Keith Sweat on the set of Ryder’s documentary about Keith’s life.

The Harlem-born R&B singer, and the CEO of Untouchable J Productions, JoJo Ryder, have entered into a strategic partnership to create content for television that includes a documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of Keith’s career from the 80’s and 90’s to present day.  TM Mann Entertainment saw the formidable charge these two could bring, and brought them together.

“I feel really good about how my company and UJP are working together,” Sweat said today.  “I am aware of JoJo’s success, and his understanding of the demographic of the 18-34 age group.  I can’t wait for everyone to see the content that we create, baby.”

Keith Sweat and JoJo Ryder

JoJo Ryder directing Keith Sweat on set at Loyal Studios in Burbank.

Loyal Studios in Burbank, CA, was used for the initial interviews.  “Having these two great talents collaborating in our studios is amazing,” said Bob Bekian, CEO of Loyal Studios.  “Keith Sweat has an incredible body of work, and JoJo Ryder is one the hottest television and film producers in Hollywood right now.”

Ryder has multiple projects in process as well as television and development deals that several major studios are involved in.

“It’s a thrill to be working with a living legend of Keith’s caliber,” Jojo said. “There are so many layers to Keith that viewers will find fascinating when the content comes out.”

It seems as if the pairing of UJT and Keith Sweat is truly an ‘untouchable’ partnership.
Keith Sweat has a book entitled “Make It Last Forever” coming out February 14th, 2013.

For more on Keith Sweat, visit The Sweat Hotel

For Producer JoJo Ryder, visit IMDB

For Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios, visit Loyal Studios.TV

PRODUCER BOB BEKIAN LAUNCHES A HIGH-TECH AD AGENCY TARGETING BRANDED CONTENT FOR THE INTERNET

Producer Bob Bekian shooting a commercial at his Burbank studio

(Santa Monica, CA) – Producer and Media Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has always thought outside the box.  The former professional skateboarder from Venice, California, built a group of innovative media companies that leverage technology and creativity together to deliver high quality production services to thousands of clients.

Beginning with distributing blank professional media stock, Bekian partnered with the founder of Computer Discount Warehouse (CDW) and grew that company to the largest Sony and Panasonic professional media distributor in the world.  Bekian then created Pro HD Rentals, Greenscreenla.com, and Loyal Studios in the entertainment community before starting his own web channel known as RealHD.TV.

Snoop Dogg shooting an HD commercial at Loyal Studios in Santa Monica California

Bekian has produced over 800 commercials and music videos, reality show sequences, features, and internet projects in his high tech studios, and has worked  with and directed some of the biggest stars in the entertainment business, including Gerard Butler, Billy Crystal, Heidi Klum, and Don Cheadle.

“We were the first to develop a turn-key production solution,” Bekian says.  He was disappointed to see production leaving California because of the high cost and red tape that evolved after 100 years as the production capitol of the world.  In response, Bekian began consolidating the production process into one service rather than a fragmented group of steps producers traditionally deal with.

“Bob Bekian never accepts the status quo,” noted producer Brian Grazer.  “I think his combination of go-for-it skateboarding roots, and incredible creativity allowed him to see over the trees rather than getting bogged down with what people say can’t be done.”

Bob Bekian in his post production facility which offers clients a complete start to finish commercial production service.

Bekian’s Loyal Studios has become a self contained “production factory” providing a place where projects can be conceptualized, shot, edited, and then distributed very quickly and at a very reasonable cost.  Clients can view progress via the internet all over the world.

“I found that with many traditional ad agencies, there are a lot of egos and fear of making a decision,” Bekian adds.  “Often I would see the client on the sidelines while 10 people were debating about how to produce a commercial.  That is not the way we run our creative process.”  Loyal Studios uploads clients videos to dozens of web channels simultaneously, creating measurable web traffic and brand awareness for their product.

Loyal Studios Commercial production facilities include the most sophisticated camera systems and pre-lit greenscreen studios

Citing the collaborative approach his teams bring to each project combined with a one stop shop compiling the latest technologies, Bekian and his studios are on the move.  The new commercial division of Loyal Studios specializes in fully produced short form branded content and commercials.  Clients already include Snapple, Freeway Insurance, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Foods, Prius, Chevron and One Hour Energy products.  “We intent to keep production in California by producing quality ads that are affordable and effective,” adds Bekian.

For more information about Bob Bekian, visit www.bobbekian.com

For more information about Loyal Studios, check out www.loyalstudios.tv

To see RealHD.tv, please click www.realhd.tv

Loyal Studios Co-Producing Pilot for “Loiters Squad” with 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, OFWGKTA

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 "OFWGKTA"

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

Gary Sinise Teams Up with the USO and Loyal Studios to Provide Entertainment for the Last Troops to Leave Iraq.

Gary Sinise

Acadamy Award Nominee Gary Sinise

(Kuwait – 2012):   There were approximately 180,000 troops still in Iraq when the decision was made to get them home by Christmas 2011.  Many did return before the deadline, but due to the incredible logistical challenge, about 40,000 are still in Kuwait waiting to return to their families.  It is these men and women that Gary Sinise and his group will go to visit and entertain with the help of the USO and producer Jake Radamacher, who will document the busy itinerary with cameras and technical support from Loyal Studios.

Gary Sinise with Lt. Dan's Band

Gary Sinise with Lt. Dan's Band entertaining the troops in Iraq

Academy Award nominee, Gary Sinise –best known for his portrayal of war hero, Lt. Dan Taylor, in the iconic 1994 film “Forrest Gump” as well as his dynamic recurring role on CSI: NY,– formed the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2010.   The Foundation has devoted a significant amount of time and investment to support our military both at home and overseas.  From his concerts with his band, Lt. Dan’s band, to his taking time out of a very demanding production schedule to meet with soldiers, his efforts focus on boosting morale and honoring our troops. The feedback has been remarkable.

Gary Sinise Lt. Dan's Band

Gary Sinise devotes much of his free time to the U.S.O. and to veteran causes

“Gary Sinise is the Bob Hope of our generation,” noted Bob Bekian, CEO of Loyal Studios. “His devotion to honoring our troops is one of the most generous examples of an American giving back to his country and helping to recognize those who protect us.”

The last of American troops moving out of Iraq after the decade long war are now waiting in Kuwait to start their journey home.  After multiple tours, they look forward to seeing their loved ones again as celebrated, valiant men and women of the armed forces.

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise, Star of CBS's "CSI: NY"

“We have worked closely with Gary on the documentary, Brothers at War, which tells the story of my family and their experiences in Iraq as well as the challenges they faced at home,” Rademacher said.

The Gary Sinise Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the support and recognition of our troops.  More information can be found at http://www.garysinisefoundation.org

For more on Loyal Studios: www.loyalstudios.tv

For more on Bob Bekian: www.bobbekian.com

Brothers at war

REALHD.TV to Produce “Cars of the Stars”

Paul Rodriguez

Bryce Bekian and Paul Rodriguez's 454 Camaro SS

Burbank, CA (01/01/12):

The public is fascinated with celebrity life, and –as with regular folks, cars represent an extension of a celebrity’s personality.

Black Beauty green hornet

The "Black Beauty" from the Green Hornet Movie

From flashy to practical, classic to high tech, REALHD.TV is talking to celebrities about their cars and taking viewers behind the scenes to meet the stars and their “Rides.”

Snoop Dogg's 1965 Pontiac

Snoop Dogg's classic 1965 Pontiac "Lakermobile"

Southern California and the “Thirty Mile Zone” is a hotbed for the automotive culture, including those of the stars of the silver screen and those working in the Entertainment industry. Producer Bob Bekian combined the two to create a unique look at the Celebrities individual expression through their cars.  One of the most interesting cars is Snoop Dogg’s 1965 Pontiac Catalina with photo-realistic airbrushed paintings of all the Los Angeles Lakers with an honorary Snoop slamming a ball into the hoop (in full Laker uniform).  “That car reflects my love of the Lakers and this city,” Snoop says.”  I had the interior custom made with yellow and purple leather to represent my team’s colors.”

Kim Kardashian's Bentley

Kim Kardashian's Bentley rims with black rhinestones

La La Vasquez' Pink Range Rover

La La Vasquez' Pink Range Rover

Another interesting featured car is Kim Kardashian’s blacked out Bentley with custom made black rhinestone rims. This car gives new meaning to the term “bling.”  Kim’s good friend, La La Vasquez, rolls in a metallic pink Range Rover with custom wheels to match.  “Then there are the understated rides– like Will I Am‘s Tesla and Don Cheadle‘s Audi coupe.”  Bekian adds.

Bob Bekian and this 1969 Dodge Charger

Bob Bekian and his 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

As a collector of vintage and performance cars himself, producer Bob Bekian has loved cars since his boyhood days in West L.A.  “We coveted our Hot Wheels and dreamed of a day when we would own and drive cool real cars ourselves, so this project is based on a long time passion and love for the auto culture in Southern California.”  An avid collector of boomer and Hollywood memorabilia, Bekian has acquired an important vintage Hot Wheels collection, which is used frequently in movies and television.

Bob Bekian's hot wheels collection

Bob Bekian's Vintage Hot Wheels collection

REALHD.TV is a new lifestyle web channel that provides short form (2-5 minute) entertainment content to computers, tablets, or mobile devices.

For more on REALHD.TV, visit realhd.tv

To learn about Bob Bekian, visit his home page at bobbekian.com

For all things Snoop Dogg, see Here.

For Loyal Studios, click Here

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 

“Hollywood Legends” on REALHD.TV to Interview Ann Margret, Raquel Welch and Debbie Reynolds

elizabeth taylor, eddie fisher and debbie reynolds

Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Burbank California (Dec. 30th, 2011):  In September of 2011, Hollywood Legends aired its debut episode on the new and growing web channel, REALHD.TV, featuring an in-depth talk with one of Hollywood’s favorite damsels of classic Horror, Julie Adams.  Most famous

Ann Margret

for her staring roll of the ivory bathing suit-clad beauty, “Kay Lawrence,” in the Universal classic, “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” viewers gained a front row seat to candid stories about Miss Adams’ prolific (150 credit) acting career, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes of her friendships with James Stewart, ElvisPresley , Rock Hudson, Tyrone Power, and Van Heflin.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Hosted by Producer and Hollywood preservationist, Bob Bekian, “Hollywood Legends” is a show that honors the incomparable people who have paid their dues in Hollywood and contributed to its multifaceted, golden history.  With more interviews scheduled for 2012, the new year promises to be exciting.  “We are looking forward to visiting with three ladies who are true Hollywood Legends,” said Bekian.  “Ann Margret, Raquel Welch and Debbie Reynolds are important stars and in addition to their respective talents, each represents the ability to survive and continue working in an industry that is known for short lived careers.” 

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

REALHD.TV is a web channel that is developing into an “App”, enabling people anywhere to stream its content to their computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Ann Margret

Ann Margret

Bob Bekian is a Producer and Media Entrepreneur who founded several studios as well as dedicating himself to preserving the history of Hollywood. “Bob Bekian has one of the most important original film poster and still collections in the world, many of which are one-of a kind,” adds Clarissa Barth, President of the Hollywood Historical Society.  One of the many ways Bekian displays these treasure troves of the silver screen is inside his studios (www.loyalstudios.tv)., where people come from all over the world to shoot projects ranging from features to music videos. “The collection is really amazing, with the Santa Monica studio featuring artwork form the greatest Horror and Sci-Fi films, while the Burbank Studio is filled with Glamour and original celebrity signed props.”

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch in "One Million B.C."

Bekian also has 75 HD cameras to capture the discussions with important contributors to the Film Industry. The familiar traditional ‘talk show’ setting and A-list amenities makes it possible for these individuals to comfortably recount their experiences in Hollywood life.  What makes this show unique is the collection of carefully researched questions the stars are asked.  Bekian steers away from the usual publicized Q&A, thus giving the viewer a rare insight into the inner circle of Cinema Elites that continues to capture the fascination of the world.

For more on Hollywood Legends visit REALHD.TV

For Bob Bekian, click HERE

To learn more about Loyal Studios, see their HOME page.

Bob Bekian produces Ray J and World Wide Nate interviews on RealHD.TV

Nathan Fluellen of World Wide Nate

World Wide Nate at Loyal Studios in Burbank California

Burbank, CA (10/24/11) — For celebrity interviews, RealHD.tv delivered a mighty one-on-one with Julie Adams –the beautiful, and still very lively star of “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.”  Now the new web channel lets Nathan Fluellen –travel master and host of award-winning web series “World Wide Nate” — behind the desk to interview the successful and soulful R&B artist, Ray J.  Normally, Nate’s ideal set to film on is the World –taking viewers to exotic places like a snow-covered Louvre in Paris, France, or the sun soaked beaches of the Caribbean, and lately for a thrilling Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  Last week, Nate shook hands with producer, Bob Bekian, put down his carry-on bag, and settled easily into the talk-show style interviewers chair.

Ray J talks about his new album with World Wide Nate at Loyal Studios

Known internationally as a musical artist and television personality, Ray J pulled up a chair to tell the world he has no intentions of sitting on the sidelines.  The two discussed the creation and recording of his upcoming 5th album, as well as singing a sample of one of his new songs.  Both men shared stories of their travels, often laughing and finding solidarity in the adventures of their globe trotting experiences.

World Wide Nate is a winner of the “outstanding achievement award” at the  L.A web series festival of 2010, Bekian –owner of Loyal Studios– smiled when asked why he continues to work on projects with Nate and Ray J.  “Both Ray and Nate are dynamic individuals who are constantly creating new content and it’s great to work with both at the same time, because it’s always fresh.” Bekian has a media group which is on the cutting edge of HD Production. “We supply a complete solution for today’s content production including conception,production,post, archiving and distribution to over 20 video sharing sites” Bekian adds. We are uniquely  positioned in 2012 to provide producers an efficient and cost effective way to produce and distribute their content quickly in order to get strong web traffic.

Ray J behind the scenes

Bob Bekian Directs Ray J as he performs a song from his new album at Loyal Studios

Realhd.tv is a new web channel hosting one-on-one celebrity interviews, film trailers, the latest trends, and unsigned projects.  The interviews are shot in Loyal Studios multi-purpose stages in Burbank, CA.

To learn more about World Wide Nate, visit worldwidenate.com

If you’re curious about Loyal Studios, click Loyalstudios.tv

To watch content on Realhd.tv, go to www.realhd.tv

For branded content production and professional HD services , visit bobbekian.com

Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios Co-Produce “Time Travel” Music Video for Never Shout Never

Christofer Drew

Christofer Drew

Musical artists ranging from Nichole Scherzinger to Snoop Dogg to LMFAO quickly claimed Loyal Studios as an amazing place to shoot their music videos.  The rhythmic legacy continues with the popular rock band, “NeverShoutNever” heating up the Burbank, CA stage for their new album, “Time Travel” — set to drop September 20th,2011.   Loyal Studios and Bob Bekian co-produced the latest music video for the crew of “Never Shout Never” –Christofer Drew, Caleb Denison, Taylor MacFee, and Hayden Kaises –and provided the venue as well as the technical support and equipment to facilitate the production.

Lucas Huffman with "NeverShoutNever

Lucas Huffman with "NeverShoutNever

“The shot list included converting our digital stage to a time machine, complete with electrical props and rear-projection effects,” Bekian states.  “We produced the video using our in-house playback system, and a combination of Canon 7D’s and 5D camera systems.”  The lenses used included a 70-200, and a set of compact primes.  Lucas Huffman managed the set while the band took up residence jamming around a corkscrew, Doc-Brown-inspired, Time Machine Prop.
"NeverShoutNever" at www.loyalstudios.tv

"NeverShoutNever" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

“This band is destined for greatness,” Bekian comments.  “They demonstrated a very consistent  professionalism and talent that is refreshing in today’s music world”

“Never Shout Never” is originally from Joplin, Missouri, and formed in 2005 with ChristoferDrew Ingle at the lead.  The group made a name for themselves on Myspace which led to an appearance on TRL, and a tour

Bob Bekian with the Time Machine in the "NeverShoutNever" music video at www.loyalstudios.tv

Bob Bekian with the Time Machine in the "NeverShoutNever" music video at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

in 2008 with “Hellogoodbye” and “Ace Enders.”  2009 showed further exposure with pop rock bands, and an EP album entitled “The Summer” featuringthe hit single “Happy.”

“Never Shout Never” and is currently on the road for their “Time Machine Tour” in  South America, and then a tour of Europe  to follow.

For more information on Never Shout Never, visit Never Shout Never

If you’d like to know more about Loyal Studios, click on loyalstudios.tv

For information on Bob Bekian, go to bobbekian.com

Flo Rida and JayKay in a Co-Produced Video with Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios

JayKay and Bob Bekian

JayKay and Bob Bekian

The phenomenal talents of Flo Rida and JayKay came together at Loyal Studios in Burbank, CA this past summer filming the video for their collaborative song entitled “What The Girls Like.”

On set filming "What the Girls Want"

Jesse Brunt and Cristian Ubilla On set filming "What The Girls Want" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

With the state-of-the-art studios owned by Bob Bekian, and the director expertise of Claudio Zagarini in Italy, the two co-produced the video from both sides of the globe in real time.  “This was really an international collaboration,” noted Bekian.  “We had Claudio skype-directing from Europe, and our team at Loyal Studios with JayKay performing the content.”  This method of directing became favorable for long distance review after Peter Jackson utilized it to direct the musical score of the third Lord of the Rings movie on location in New Zealand. “Our Director of Photography was Jesse Brunt, who is a master at making Digital HD footage look like film” Bekian added.

Dancers touching up Make-up for "What The Girls Want" at www.loyalstudios.tv

Dancers touching up Make-up for "What The Girls Want" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

The shoot utilized a combination of high definition  cameras along with Kino Flo lighting systems on a greenscreen to produce the raw content.  The final cut was produced in Italy as the files traveled digitally across the internet.  Any changes that needed to be made could be set into motion, shot, and sent back to Italy for review. “We specialize in using technology to produce high quality content while keeping costs under control” Bekian noted.

Loyal Studios and Bekian specialize in the latest high definition equipment, technical support, and state-of-the-art digital studios in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Santa Monica, CA.

For more on JayKay, please visit Here.

To view the video of “What the Girls Like,” please click here.

To learn more about Loyal Studios, visit loyalstudios.tv

To contact Bob Bekian , please visit bobbekian.com

For behind the scenes videos visit www.realhd.tv  or view it on Youtube.