YOLANDA PECORARO CAST AS LEAD IN “VENICE 13”

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Yolanda Pecoraro will play the lead in “Venice 13” Produced by Loyal Studios

Hollywood (CA):  The Producers of Venice 13, the controversial true story of an undercover unit in Los Angeles, have cast Yolanda Pecoraro in the lead role. Pecoraro will play Vanessa Rodriguez, the notorious agent who broke up an arms smuggling ring distributing weapons to Al-Qaeda cells in the L.A. area.

Executive Producers Bob Bekian of Loyal Studios, and JoJo Ryder of Untouchable J Productions went through an exhaustive casting process in order to find Pecoraro. “The character of Vanessa has to have a very complex set of skills and Yolanda Pecoraro can definitely fill that role.”  Noted Bob Bekian.

“She has athleticism, incredible acting skills and a realistic attitude about the character”

Venice 13 posterThe story follows Precinct 13 in Venice California which is a joint task force created to battle the 40,000 gang members distributing various types of contraband coming in through the port of Los Angeles.

Pecoraro is no stranger to contention herself, being recently linked to Tom Cruise after his breakup with Katie Holmes.

Venice 13 will also include Noah Blake (son of actor, Robert Blake) as Commander Chris Giamala who is the coordinator of the task force and is credited with saving the city of L.A. from a major terrorist attack.

Other notable additions to the project include a partnership with Dodge/ Chrysler which is providing many vehicles for the show including the “Hero Car,” a customized Challenger as well as a high- tech mobile crime van.

The highly anticipated series has been in pre-production and will begin shooting the pilot December 20th.

For more information on Bob Bekian’s projects, visit bobbekian.com

REALHD.TV to Produce “Cars of the Stars”

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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.

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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.

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Loyal Studios Provides Cameras and Technical Support to “Ghost Protocol”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About Bob Bekian, visit bobbekian.com 

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

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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.”

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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.

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