Media X International, Inc. & TAUBLIEB FILMS
NEWS AND UPDATES 2013
“HAWAIIAN: The Legend of Eddie Aikau” – Produced by TAUBLIEB Films – Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival as ESPN “30 for 30” Film!
Produced by Paul Taublieb, Exec Producer Susan Cooper, Narrator & EP Josh Brolin
X Games Goes Global – MXi in Multi-Year Deal Producing Freestyle Moto-X and More
“HELL FIRE” History of Freestyle Moto-X in Post Production – Taublieb Directing/Producing with Jon Freeman of Fleshwound/Crusty
ISX INSTANT SCORING Joins X Games with Dyrdek’s Street League Partnership
“The Vow,” Produced by Paul Taublieb & Exec Prod Susan Cooper, near $200 million Global Theatrical Gross
TAUBLIEB Films Continues Dynanmic Red Epic Cam & Sound Design Series
TAUBLIEB FILMS’ feature documentary, “HAWAIIAN: The Legend of Eddie Aikau,” about the fearless big wave surfer and first-ever North Shore lifeguard whose heroic selflessness is an allegory for the reclaiming of Hawaiian culture, will have its world premiere at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, screening on Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th as an official ESPN “30 for 30” film. “HAWAIIAN” was produced by Paul Taublieb, Stacy Peralta, Agi Orsi and Dan Silver of ESPN Films, directed by Sam George, and narrated by Josh Brolin, who also served as Executive Producer, along with Bob McKnight and Susan Cooper, who is a partner in TAUBLIEB Films. Co-producers Stacy Griffith and Cecy Rangel. “HAWAIIAN” will screen at other select festivals before its world television premiere on ESPN this fall. Also, TAUBLIEB films has also acquired the rights to the book “Eddie Would Go” and in conjunction with having the rights to the Aikau family, is developing Eddie’s story into a dramatic feature film.
To See the Trailer of “HAWAIIAN” click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNgoaVdfw5E&feature=youtu.be
For information on “HAWAIIAN” at the Tribeca Film Festival click here: www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/51471ed0c07f5d4659000002-hawaiian-the-legend-of-ed
(Note: Tickets available soon and will sell out quickly!)
MUTLI YEAR X GAMES DEAL! MXi is proud to announce it has signed a multi-year contract to serve as exclusive Sport Organzier of all the Freestyle Moto-X competitions taking place at the X Games, which has expanded globally, with events in Foz de Iquacu, Brazil, Barcelona, Spain, Munich, Germany, and Los Angeles, USA. MXi also oversees dirt track building of RallyCross, and serves as TV liasion for EnduroCross competitions, providing all services under the direction of the X Games’ Sports & Competition department. For more information on X Games go to www.espn.com/action.
TAUBLIEB FILMS With the release of “HAWAIIAN,”, Taublieb has created a separate brand for feature-length and high-end video production division under the TAUBLIEB Films banner. This follows the success of such projects as critically-acclaimed “FASTEST,” the feature documetary about Valentino Rossi and MotoGP (currently in worldwide distribution by Universal Pictures after it’s 500+ screen theatrical run and available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/fastest/id517586278) and previous films like the award-winning “The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story,” along with an ongoing series of theatrical-quality, short-form videos shot on the Red Epic and crafted with a unique sound-design post-production process. For more info go to www.taubliebfilms.com
HELL FIRE Upcoming under the TAUBLIEB Films banner is the feature documentary “HELL FIRE – The True Story of Freestyle Moto-X,” which Taublieb is co-directing and co-producing with Jon Freeman of Fleshwound Films/Crusty Demons of Dirt. With 47interviews completed, the project is now in post-production and promises to present an unflinching, heartfelt, heart-stopping human perspective of the most intense and dangerous sport on the planet. Among those featured are Travis Pastrana, his mother Debby Pastrana, Brian and Marrissa Deegan, Jeremy and Susan Stenberg, Carey Hart, Dr. G, Ron Semiao, Tes Sewell, Ronnie Faisst, Seth Enslow, Nate Adams, Mitch Payton, Jeremy McGrath, Jody Weisel, Eric Johnson, Steven Astephen, Mickey Dymond, Doug Parsons, Colin Morrison, and others, including Dana Nicholson, who also serves as Executive Producer along with Susan Cooper and Mitch Covington.
THE VOW “The Vow” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, produced by Paul Taublieb and with Susan Cooper as Executive Producer, finished its theatrical run grossing $196,114,570 (and #358 on all-time movie history), followed by being the number one DVD and number #1 iTunes movie in the country, and remains in television and on-line distribution throughout the world. Taublieb and Cooper are in the process of developing the property into other platforms, and exciting news coming soon.
ISX SCORING to X GAMES Full announcment coming soon, but ISX Scoring – The Instant Scoring eXperience, the groundbreaking live scoring system will be joining the X Games as part of Rob Dyrdek’s Street League Skateboarding partnership with ESPN and the X Games. For more information on ISX please go to www.isxscoring.com and for the official announcement on Street League joining the X Game, click here: http://xgames.espn.go.com/skateboarding/article/9045417/x-games-announces-street-league-partnership. For information on Street League, please click here: www.streetleague.com. ISX is a partnership between Paul Taublieb/MXi, technology company Dialsmith, Inc. and Drydek.
NEW PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT: Based on an original idea by Paul Taublieb, “Run for the Border,” is an action thriller set in the world of surfing, Baja and the Mexican Drug Cartels, is currently in development, with Deed Films in association with TAUBLIEB Films, with Taublieb also slated to produce and direct. And TAUBLIEB Films recently optioned an untold Civil War-era true story from Mitch Covington and is developing it as a network mini-series, with Susan Cooper executive producing. Major studio partnership announcement very soon.
TAUBLIEB Films continues to produce and serve as creative director for an ongoing series of Red Epic Cam short films, driven by hyper sound design to bring a fresh and enhanced perspective to mini athlete and sporting profiles, for Monster Energy, and also creating pieces airing on the X Games telecast and espn.com/action.
Nyjah Huston: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VBm14ezye5Y
Kevin Rolland: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9053298
Ayumu Hirano: http://xgames.espn.go.com/video/8887692/meet-ayumu-hirano
More at http://mediax.tv/taublieb-films/
In addition, Taublieb directed/produced this piece with big wave surfer Shane Dorian talking about the biggest — and best — wave of his life: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O9crPOB_9tE
And Coming Soon – Danny & Dingo Go to Space Video – Stay Tuned. Mankind to really benefit – not a marketing exercise, really.
Hey College Soccer Coaches and Soccer Fans – Check Out Malibu High’s Junior Ari Taublieb’s Highlight Video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWyd-K0W6hc
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