Taublieb Now Consultant for Street League as ISX Returns for Instant Scoring
Taublieb will have dual roles at Rob Drydek’s 2011 Street League Skateboarding four-stop tour starting on May 7 & 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, and broadcast live on ESPN. Taublieb is now signed as a consultant to Street League, and Dyrdek commented, “”We’re thrilled to have Paul’s experience and expertise in building and managing sports property like Street League, and I’m personally happy to be working with him as he’s been instrumental since the outset of making my dream of Street League become a reality.” Taublieb is also the creator and partner with Rob and Dialsmith in ISX – The Instant Scoring eXperience, the pioneering live, real-time scoring system for action sports which is the scoring and statistical backbone of Street League, and soon to be used in a variety of other events and leading properties. For tickets and more info on Street League go to: www.streetleague.com, and for more info on ISX go to www.isxscoring.com.
2010 XXL Global Big Wave Awards Showcase Film at Newport Beach Film Festival
Produced by MXi and co-directed by Taublieb, a documentary about The 2010 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, presented by Monster Energy, was selected as the showcase Action Sports Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and is screening at 8 pm, Saturday night, April 30, 2011 at Triangle Square Theaters in Costa Mesa, followed by an after party. It features the biggest waves and baddest wipe-outs of the best big wave season in recent memory and stars Shane Dorian, Greg Noll, Keala Kennelly, Greg Long, Mark Healy and many others in the premier big wave competition in the world, the Billabong XXL, created by Bill Sharp. The film was co-directed by Sam George, narrated by Stacy Peralta, edited by Evan Stone and co-produced by Ryan Meyers. For tickets, go to http://newportbeach.slated.com/2011/films/2010xxlglobalbigwaveawards0_newportbeach2011_newportbeach2011.
FASTEST MotoGP Documentary Set for Summer Release
The best and bravest motorcycle riders on the planet, including the incomparable Valentino Rossi, are the focus of “FASTEST,” a feature documentary about MotoGP racing produced by MXi and Taublieb, from filmmaker Mark Neale and narrated by Ewan McGregor. Currently in post production for a Summer 2011 limited theatrical and DVD release. Official website is www.fastestthemovie.com and Facebook page is www.facebook.com/fastestthemovie. “FASTEST” trailer coming soon, narrated by McGregor.
THE VOW Feature Film Update
Valentine’s Day 2012 has officially been announced as the release date for the dramatic feature film, “The Vow”, which Taublieb is producing for Spyglass Entertainment/Screen Gems, starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Jessica Lange. Curious? Here’s an unofficial website: vow.new-movie-trailer.com or for more info go to www.imdb.com/title/tt1606389/
X Games Update
At X Games 2011, taking place again in LA this summer, for the 13th consecutive year MXi serves as the official Moto X Sport Organizer, including managing the competition as well as this year overseeing track build and design, under the direction of the X Games’ Sports & Competition department. Course layouts and initial rider lists will be released shortly, and all information about the premier action sports even in the world is updated at www.espn.com/action
WORX :30 Commercials
MXi recently produced a series of traditional :30 commercials for WORX Energy as the cornerstone of the multi-million dollar advertising campaign for this new energy shot. A sample commercial can be seen here www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1zrXHXdOp8, with new spots coming soon as well as a unique on-line campaign.
Ongoing Monster Energy Consulting
Taublieb continues under contract with Monster Energy to provide strategic consulting, staging events and world-record stunts, and developing original short-form and long-form content.
New Action-Adventure Feature Film
Surfers caught in Baja battling the Mexican drug cartel is the background for “Run for the Border,” an action-adventure feature film based on an original story by Taublieb, being written by Sam George, and produced by MXi and Deed Films, and now in active development.
Reality Shows in Development
MXi is developing a number of non-scripted reality shows, including programs in conjunction with GRB Entertainment and The Wolper Organization/Warner Bros., with announcements on new projects soon.
Dyrdek Viral Tattoo Video
Did he or didn’t he? MXi assisted Rob Dyrdek in capturing his “full brand commitment tattoo,” which has become a viral sensation with over 700,000 views and endless debates. Watch and decide for yourself here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpQR3Rntz8.
* Note: this year’s live award show of the 2011 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, presented by Monster Energy, will take place April 29th, 2011 and covered by a live webcast, followed by television coverage on April 31, 2011 on Fuel TV. For more information go to www.billabongxxl.com.