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MEDIA, SOLD OUT SCREENING & IQ TESTS

April 27th, 2010

Hello boys and girls…

I hope you’re all doing great on this Tuesday morning!
I’m listening to the Howard Stern show right now on Sirius XM- it’s the one thing that keeps me sane during the day so I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. The topic at hand as I write this blog is IQ tests. Howard is planning on setting up some IQ tests for his staff so should be interesting to hear what the results are. Everyone is taking bets on who’s stupider. Are these tests still given out?? Have any of you ever taken this test? There’s a few people I can think of that I would love to have examined.

IQ tests aside, I’ve been extremely busy these last few weeks getting ready for Hot Docs and doing a bunch of press. Hopefully you’ve all seen or read the various coverage. We’ve been featured in the National Post, the Globe & Mail, the Scarborough Mirror, Now Magazine, Breakfast Television, NewsTalk 1010, 680 News, eTalk, Post City Magazine, CBC, AOL, Daytime Toronto, Doc Space, York Region Newspaper, Omni, Suite 101, Associated Press, Bravo and Toronto Life Magazine.

There’s more to come so stay tuned and if you haven’t joined our Facebook fan page yet please do so and spread the word:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/GI-PRODUCTIONS/291766843154?ref=ts

Well, the big premiere of THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE is this Friday and I’m happy to report that tickets have sold out for the Royal Cinema!! There’s still some tickets available for the second screening at the Cumberland theatre. Hope you can all make it out…it’s gonna be a good time! I’m still working out the details but it looks we’re going to set up a little watermelon eating contest before the screening. News cameras are welcome to come out and cover the contest. Also, if anybody out there wants to go head to head with Furious Pete, start doing your stretching exercises NOW!

By the way, if anybody wants to pick up tickets for the screening on Sunday May 9th to this link:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_story_of_furious_pete

Ok, that’s it for now. Peace and good vibes to you all!

G.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

April 9th, 2010

Let’s call this the calm before the storm.

That’s not to say that the last few weeks have not been busy because they totally have but I have a feeling that leading up to our world premiere screening of my documentary The Story of Furious Pete at HOT DOCS 2010, things are going to get even crazier!!

Below are a few various articles that have been written about my upcoming documentary and there is a lot more press scheduled.

Breathe in…breathe out…repeat.

CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2010/03/23/hotdocs-launch.html

NATIONAL POST:

http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/theampersand/archive/2010/03/23/hot-docs-babies-bhutto-and-rush.aspx

http://www.nationalpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=2718741

CTV:

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100323/hot_docs_100323/20100323/?hub=TorontoNewHome

TORONTO LIFE:

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/hype/cinemania-hype/2010/03/24/five-of-the-hottest-docs-at-hot-docs/

SHALOM LIFE:

http://www.shalomlife.com/eng/9331/The_Story_of_Furious_Pete_to_Debut_at_Hot_Docs/Page1/

DOCS FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/youth/docs_for_schools/2010_docs_for_schools_selections/

RED DEER ADVOCATE:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oODaixLBHwsJ:www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/entertainment/Film_fest_to_feature_Soderbergh_Grenier_89021582.html+george+tsioutsioulas&cd=69&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a

SCARBOROUGH MIRROR:

http://www.insidetoronto.com/what%27s%20on/article/661647–scarborough-native-s-film-screens-at-documentary-festival

Aside from the world premiere at Hot Docs, The Story of Furious Pete has also been selected to appear at The Okanagan International Film Festival as well as International Festival South Africa. I should have more news to announce in the next few days.

Adios for now!!!

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