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Sun, 13th Feb 2011

UK Talent Train have departed and are accepting applications NOW!

UK TT Showcase is a competition designed to promote and develop upcoming talents giving them the opportunity to perform to a large supportive audience, professionals in the industry and friends & families of the competitors. Talent skills and music/entertainment industry knowledge is enhanced via workshops and referrals.

Working with two main categories, under and over 18’s, the UK Talent Train Showcase competition is open to:

Artists e.g. singers, rappers and emcees
Musicians e.g keyboard players, drummers, saxophonists
Entertainers e.g Musicians, acrobats and circus acts

The winner receives promotional benefits and £5,000 worth of cash prizes + promotional benefits.

to request an application form email info@uktalenttrain.co.uk and or contact 079 6006 6992 /079 8418 83340

APPLY NOW!Send your videos/showreels ONLY to talents@uktalenttrain.co.uk


Thu, 20th Jan 2011

"Out the Gate" Busts Out the Gate at Hollywood Premiere LA PREMIERE Part 1

Hollywood Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood is still buzzing about the premiere of the gritty urban-action film "Out The Gate." The star-studded event was held Thursday the 13th at Laemmle's Royal Theatre and the scene was electric. Camera flashes pulsed like a strobe light as the film's stars Paul Campbell, Shelli Boone, and Everton Dennis hit the red carpet. Numerous celebrities came out to support the event including Leon (Five Heartbeats, Temptations), Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz) as well as Jamaican favorites Jeffrey Gunter (Naked Gun, Marked for Death), Stacyann Chin, and many more.

The near capacity crowd of 600 was on the edge of their seats laughing, clapping and interacting with the movie throughout the screening as Los Angeles witnessed the historical opening of the Jamaican feature. The response to the picture was tremendous. Immediately following the screening a question and answer session was held, moderated by reggae historian Roger Steffens, who offered the following quote about the movie - "'Out The Gate' is a vivid and moving reflection of the immigrant experience and the flagrant joy of musical creativity of our Jamaican cousins." - Roger Steffens. During the panel discussion "funny", "sincere" and "inspirational" were some of the adjectives used to describe the film.

he limited engagement continued over the weekend with showings to packed crowds at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatre in West Hollywood. "The caribbean community in Los Angeles is small but strong and they came out in full force to support," stated Keith Lewis, one of the films producers. "There is a void of entertainment that is culturally relevant to the caribbean and african community, so it was a joy to hear such rave reviews," he continued.

Plans are underway for the Village Brothers directed film to premiere in New York and Jamaica, and continue on to Miami, Toronto, London. The film was produced by Far I Films, Inc a Jamaican/American owned and operated production company under the SAG indie agreement and shot on location in Clarendon Jamaica and Los Angeles. The producers have announced there will be a sequel to the film

The trailer for the movie and photos of the red carpet event are available at www.outthegate.com

Images from 'Out the Gate' Hollywood Premiere 1/13/11

all photos may be reprinted with photo credit 

Contact :

Far I Films, Inc



Sat, 18th Dec 2010


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HOLLYWOOD, California (Dec 14, 2010) - The Hollywood premiere for the feature film ³Out The Gate² is officially announced for January 13th, 2011 at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles.  The stars of the film are scheduled to attend the red carpet event. Limited seats will be available to the public. Special
Q & A session with cast and directors will follow the screening.

The urban action/drama stars Paul Campbell (Shottas, First Sunday, Dancehall Queen), Oliver Samuels (Oliver at Large, The Mighty Quinn), Shelli Boone (Holla), and reggae dancehall artist Everton E-Dee Dennis. Directed by The Village Brothers, a directing duo that consists of R. Steven Johnson and
Qmillion in their first joint effort.

The motion picture tells the story of Everton, (Everton Dennis) who after a turn of unfortunate events, leaves his home of Jamaica to try and make it in the music business in America. Struggles and perseverance lead to love and success, but it is all threatened when the Don of LA (Paul Campbell) wants
his dues. The urban action/drama is also booked for showings at Laemmle¹s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January Friday 14th, and Saturday 15th.

The independently financed film was produced by Far I Films under a SAG Indie agreement, and was shot on location in Clarendon, Jamaica and Los Angeles. Exclusive engagements are currently being planned for Jamaica, New York, Toronto, Miami and London.

The energetic reggae and hip-hop soundtrack to the musically driven picture features new and previously recorded music from artists the likes of Beenie Man, Jadakiss, Turbulence, Styles P, Mr Lexx, and more. Qmillion, who has contributed music to many studio pictures including Center Stage 2, The
Sweetest Thing, White Men Cant Jump, and The Five Heartbeats, composed the film¹s score.

The films trailer, show times, and more info are available at

Tue, 7th Dec 2010


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Earlier this year, CG Records collective put together a series of concert across the globe in promotion of the Mad Kick Rhythm Driven Album which features artists such as Beenie Man, Ding Dong, Voicemail, Macka Diamond, Lady Saw, Rich Kid, T.O.K and many others. The stage is set as the show hit’s home to Reggae Music on Friday, December 10, 2010, in Skate Land, Linstead, St. Catharine, Jamaica. 

Due to schedule conflicts, not all the artists featured on the Mad Kick Rhythm will be able to be on the bill. However, the entertainers line up is as fallows  ; Beenie Man, TOK, Ding Dong, Macka Diamond, Voice Mail, Ghost, Rich Kid, Blacker, Donna Makeda, Lady Shelly, Shaka Pow, Big G, Chatta, Villa Dutch, Mz Miniray, Diamond & Tugie T, Black Silk, Chaps Hi-Tech, Nite Star and Digital Chris of Irie FM which is a proud sponsor .

The even doors will be open at 7pm, the show does not get going until 10pm. Advance tickets are available at several locations throughout Jamaica. Anyone wanting to find out where to purchase advance tickets can call the following info lines (876) 886-9676, (876) 478-0200 or (876) 356-3293

The Mad Kick Rhythm releases is currently on heavy rotation on all major radio stations in Jamaica as well as stations in some European and Asian countries. An official release date for the Mad Kick Rhythm Driven Album has not yet been given.

Sun, 24th Oct 2010


Gyptian shows off his MOBO Award for 'Best Reggae Artist' to media

backstage at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. 

(Photo credit: Serena "Gallagher" Boyd)

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - VP Records recording artistGyptian received his trophy for the 2010 MOBO Award live during the ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. Awarded the 'Best Reggae Artist of the Year,' Gyptian took the stage to accept his prestigious statue infront of a packed house and millions viewing around the world.

"It's an overwhelming feeling winning my first international award," reveals an elated Gyptian. "Give thanks to VP Records, miles ahead in reggae, give thanks to my fans, my management and everyone who has been supporting me on this incredible journey."

Gyptian's singles "Hold You" and "Nah Let Go" and the respective videos have been receiving steady airplay across the UK ever since the release of his album, Hold You, from VP Records in July 2010. He is currently touring Europe and took a quick break to attend theMOBO Awards, which was televised live on BBC 3. Gyptian now resumes his tour across Europe and will also join Mary J. Blige for her UK tour, opening for her London and Birmingham shows in November.

Gyptian now heads to the Soul Train Awards on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is nominated for "Best Reggae Artist" and will also be a featured performer during the show, airing on BETand CENTRIC on November 28 at 9pm.

The Music of Black Origin or MOBO Awards are held annually in the U.K. and is the first awards show in Europe to honor urban music. It attracts the largest primetime multicultural audience and reaches over 250 million people, worldwide. Gyptian shared the nomination with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks