MEDIA X INTERNATIONAL, INC. (MXi) and PAUL TAUBLIEB
2012 SUMMER UPDATE
The 2012 ESPN X Games is about to unfold, taking place June 28-July 1 in Downtown Los Angeles, and for the 14th consecutive year MXi is serving as official Sports Organizer for all Freestyle Moto-X competitions, working under the direction of the X Games Sports & Competition department. The X Games is the preeminent multi-day, multi-sport action sports event in the world, and will be expanding globally in 2013.
For list of invited FMX athletes for 2012, along with, course maps, rules at a glance, competition schedule, and other info, please visit: http://www.mediax.tv/x-games/
For everything else about X Games, including tickets, live and TV schedule, as well as the best coverage of the action sports lifestyle and culture, go to www.espn.com/action.
Produced by Paul Taublieb, and Executive Produced by Susan Cooper, this film starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, debuted as the number one film in the nation and has grossed over $190 million worldwide at the box office. Now available on DVD and iTunes (#1 ranked film), http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-vow/id519055818. “The Vow” is also up for awards at the MTV Movie Awards and there will be more “Vow” in the future.
FMX Feature Documentary Commences Production!
In partnership with Jon Freeman of Fleshwound Films and the seminal “Crusty Demons of Dirt” series, Taublieb and MXi will be co-directing and producing a new feature documentary about the history of Freestyle Motocross, which has now officially commenced production for a spring, 2013 release. More info coming soon, but this will be the definitive story of the sport, lifestyle and culture.
“Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau”
The feature documentary about the iconic big-wave surfer and lifeguard, Eddie Aikau, produced in partnership with Stacy Peralta (“Dogtown and Z Boys,” “Riding Giants,” “Bones Brigade”), and directed by Sam George, is now in post production. Look for an announcement soon on when the film will be released and its distribution platforms for fall, 2012.
Produced by Paul Taublieb and MXi, FASTEST has enjoyed a global, 500+ screen theatrical release and is now going into international DVD and iTunes distribution by Universal Pictures, and later this year will air on ESPN Classic. The critically-acclaimed film about MotoGP racing and Valentino Rossi, is currently available in the US and Canada at www.fastestthemovie.com, and on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/fastest/id517586278. For more, go to www.facebook.com/fastestthemovie.
Rob Dyrdek’s Street League and ISX – The Instant Scoring eXperience (tr)
The groundbreaking live scoring system remains the backbone of Rob Dyrdek’s Street League Skateboarding. Created by Taublieb and now a partnership with Dyrdek and technology and data testing company Dialsmith, Inc., ISX provides dial-based scoring and stats and for multiple Street League content platforms. For more on Street League go to www.streetleague.com, and for more info on ISX go to www.isxscoring.com.
Speaking of Drydek, Taublieb and MXi recently assisted Rob when he decided to prove that the old story that walking through glass is actually possible, and there are now over 1.5 million views of his effort, which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SefbDHEHpfw
Monster Energy Video Production
MXi continues to provide strategic consulting and branded entertainment services to Monster Energy, including recently this profile of snowboarder Kazu Kokubo, produced by Paul Taublieb and directed by Chris Zam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6nvX4GOp9U.