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

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 Interviews “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Star, Julie Adams, for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Producer and Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has launched an ambitious new website called RealHD.TV.  The goal is to provide an online venue for original content, as well as feature trend stories and exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of celebrity content.

One of the original programs Bekian is producing is called “Hollywood Legends.” “Hollywood Legends provides an opportunity to talk with people who are connected to the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Bekian says.  “Their stories are important to document, and we think that this important Hollywood history should be preserved.”

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

Bekian is a respected Hollywood historian and preservationist, adorning his studios with rare, original stills along side classic movie posters dating back to the 1920′s. Bekian began collecting Hollywood memorabilia as a child which became the basis for his passion for production and conserving the history of Hollywood.

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Launching his web show “Hollywood Legends” with an interview of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” star, Julie Adams,  Bekian is definitely in his element.  “The amazing thing about Julie Adams is the scope of work she has done (150 credits), as well as the other

Hollywood legends she has worked with.” These stars

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

include James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Elvis, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor, and John Wayne.” Her stories about these and other co-stars are fascinating to hear first-hand.

Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1926.  She grew up in Arkansas, where she discovered her love of acting in a 3rd grade production of “Hansel and Gretel.”  Her passion to act took her to California and was discovered in a swimwear store , soon acting in up to one Western in Hollywood per week.  One of the most interesting points made about her life in the interview is that she has been consistently working in Hollywood since 1949.   Her works range between those westerns in the 40′s to ABC’s “Lost”, which ended in 2010.

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

“It was such a pleasure to work with Julie Adams on this interview “says Bekian and we look forward to our upcoming shows which have Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall scheduled in the fall.”  Hearing from Julie Adams is the first in what will be a long line of celebrity stores waiting to be told.

The interview with Julie Adams can be seen on RealHD.TV , and has been distributed through Metacafe.com.

For more information about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

For more information on Bob Bekian , please visit www.bobbekian.com

For more information about the Creature fron the Black lagoon, please visit www.nbcuniversal.com

BOB BEKIAN DIRECTS DAN AYKROYD

Dan Aykroyd poses with his product, Crystal skull Vodka

Dan Aykroyd for Crystal Head Vodka

Loyal Studios in Santa Monica was the location as Bob Bekian produced and directed Dan Aykroyd in two commercials for the American Heart Association, and Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka brand.  Bekian produced the spots from start to finish, including developing the script, overseeing the crews and post production, and final delivery of the finished content on the project.

This is the 3rd time Bekian and Aykroyd have worked together in Bekian’s Loyal studios which operates in Santa Monica and Burbank California.

The AHA commercial was done with Aykroyd in character as Elwood Blues, complete with sunglasses and handcuffs.  “We were trying to emphasize the importance of the work being done by the American Heart Association, but also letting Dan have fun with one of the most iconic characters of our generation” Bekian says.

Crystal Head Vodka is a premium brand vodka which is dispensed in a unique crystal skull

Dana and Dan Aykroyd on the New York set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica.

Dana and Dan Aykroyd on the New York set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica.

decanter. “As a vodka drinker myself, Crystal Head has a dual appeal as its really smooth to drink  and also has a fantastic decanter ” Bekian added. “Its great to work on a project that you endorse, and Dan’s enthusiasm about his Crystal Head is genuine and fun” Bekian said.

Bob Bekian is a producer, and founder of Loyal Studios in Burbank and Santa Monica, which specializes in full service production facilities including HD camera equipment, technical support crew , and editorial services. The studio is unique in that combines high definition technology with specially configured studios which are digitally engineered to work with the latest editing systems.

Dan Aykroyd prepairs to speak as Elwood Blues

Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues

The project was shot with The SONY EX3 HD system and edited on Apple Final Cut Pro. The final delivery was backed up on G-raid hard drives and delivered digitally to the clients throughout the United States.

For more information on Crystal Head Vodka visit www.crystalheadvodka.com

For information about the American Heart Association, please visit their site.

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BOB BEKIAN AND LOYAL STUDIOS CO-PRODUCE PARIS HILTON IN “MY BFF”

Shane and Paris Hilton on set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica

Shane and Paris Hilton on set

Lionsgate Television needed a professional studio to produce and distribute Paris Hilton‘s show, “My BFF“, and Loyal Studioswas proud to have been that venue.  For season two, they sought Loyal out to produce the high definition segments of her show at the Santa Monica stage.  “We are very happy to work with Paris and Lionsgate on this project,” Bekian says.  “The technical requirements were not too demanding, and Paris is always fun to work with.  The trickiest part of this shoot was lighting Paris’ blond hair on the green screen,” Bekian states.  Blond hair tends to pick up the green screen colors, so there is a special technique applied to light the set in order to counteract that issue.

Bob Bekian sitting in for Paris Hilton on set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica

Bob Bekian sitting in for Paris Hilton

Loyal Studios and Bob Bekian have produced over 850 commercials, music videos, television episodes, and other projects in Bekian’s facilities.

“We are revolutionizing production, working to keep production in California by putting together all components of a shoot into a one stop, professional shop,”  Bekian says.  For the new show, “My BFF,” Loyal studios was able to hit the mark to make the high definition components a success.

For more information on Lionsgate’s “My BFF”, please visit www.mtv.com/shows/parisbff/season_2/series.jhtml

Loyal Studios information can be found at www.loyalstudios.tv

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BOB BEKIAN AND MICHAEL TOBIAS PRODUCE “THE STATE OF THE EARTH”

Michael Tobias, head of Dancing Star Foundation

Michael Tobias of Dancing Star Foundation

Loyal Studios has worked extensively in the past with foundations and groups involved in various causes –from the American Heart Association, to UNEP.  The Dancing Star foundation came to Bob Bekian, understanding that Loyal Studios is willing to collaborate on projects aiming to better the welfare of Humanity and our planet.  Alexandra Paul and Peter Kreitler of “Earthtalk Today” are in partnership with Dancing Star Foundation to create this 90 minute three-part special.

Dancing Star’s goal is “helping Humankind protect the natural world.  [They hope to] sensitize people throughout the world to the critical importance of biodiversity, animal protection and conservation; and to instill a respect for all life, which can be demonstrated by even the most modest gestures of kindness, compassion and love in our everyday lives.”  Michael Tobias wanted to bring the best scientists on the globe to discuss the state of the Earth.

Bob Bekian on the RED One camear

Bob Bekian on the RED One

He approached Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios about the special, and developed the details together at Bekian’s Santa Monica studios.

“We believe in the work that Michael Tobias and Dancing Star Foundation is doing,” Bekian states, “so we worked in tandem to produce this project, which brought together some of the world’s top scientists.”  The production focused on population, eco-system changes, and the importance of understanding where we need to target our efforts on the planet in order to prevent species from disappearing, or reducing our natural habitats as well as climate changes and *biodiversity hotspots.

*A “biodiversity hotspot” is defined as an area  that contains at least 1,500 species of vascular plants, and has lost at least 70% of its native habitat.  (See environmentforbeginners.com for a article detailing the “hotspot” definition.)

For more information about Dancing Star Foundation, please visit www.dancingstarfoundation.org.

For information regarding Loyal Studios non-profit participation, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

Loyal strives to keep production in California, offering a comprehensive, one stop professional shop for production companies and Green organizations.

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SPONSORING LAUGHS AT THE 2011 L.A. COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles Comedy Shorts festival

LACS logo

The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival is back in town for a weekend of laughs and hopefully production deals for the many talented and funny   It will showcase new comedic talent, show off the shorts of the hottest comedians, and bring the world of comedy right to your face.  Those lucky enough to be stared down by the judges and win will be poised the write their own deals as “Funny”= “Money”.

It is a Celebrity-filled event that has had famous faces as guests, panelists, and judges for both past and now present events.  Some Notables from iconic, and comedic movies and shows include “Futurama,” “Family Guy,” Boondocks,” “Modern Family,” “SNL,” “Star Wars,” “MAD TV,” “Breaking Bad,” “Reno 911,” “Glee,” “Austin Powers,” “The Office,” and “Robot Chicken”–plus and many many more.    Their mission objective is, “…dedicated to introducing the newest and hottest comedic talent to the industry, and helping them make the connections they need to take their careers to the next level.”  –from lacomedyshorts.com.

The festival began way back in the bygone days of 2009 when men were men, and women let them believe it.

Gary Anthony Williams, creator of the LACS

Gary Anthony Williams

It is the brainchild of famous comedian/actor, Gary Anthony Williams of “Boston Legal” and the voice of ‘Uncle Ruckus’ on Adult Swim’sBoondocks”.  Gary provided an interview to RealTV Films during the 2009 festival, joking about what he hoped people would get out of the festival.  “I hope people will go home with their own cars, because under each seat, we’ve put car keys, they can go out to any car and drive away.”  But seriously, he speaks about the LACS, saying, “It’s been amazing.  The sponsors have really helped us out.  ….. they’ve all come through more than I ever hoped they would.”  Then humorously adds, “Mark Hamill owes me $0.58.”

If you look on the “Sponsors” page, you’ll notice a familiar black and gray fist under ‘Festival Patrons.’  Loyal Studios is standing right alongside some of the many respected companies supporting the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.  We do it because we love comedy, and we love the comedians that split our sides. “I am co-producing one of the projects with Snehal Patel, and we are happy to help make the event happen” says Bob Bekian, producer and owner of Loyal Studios.

The festival will run from April 7th—10th 2011.  To get your tickets, go Here.  The Venue:  The Downtown Independent Theater.

For all information regarding the festival, visit LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival

Like the Loyal fist on the Sponsors page?  Get the shirt here.  And if you like us, find out about what we do at www.loyalstudios.tv

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