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June 3, 2014
 

We’re Sponsoring The Urban Action Showcase & Expo!

We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2014 Urban Action Showcase & Expo in New York; the event takes place on Saturday November 8, 2014 at The New York Hilton Midtown NYC.

We would like to thank the Founder & CEO of the UASE, Demetrius Angelo for inviting us to the event and we’ll be honoured to attend.

The action genre is one of the most financially successful movie genres in the world and yet it still doesn’t seem to get the respect it deserves. That’s the point of the Urban Action Showcase; to celebrate and honour the urban action community.

 

About the Event: The Urban Action Showcase is a multi-day Independent Action Film Festival, Showcase, Action Script/Comic Book Competition, and Urban Action Expo premièring minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice of Fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!

With the initiative of social responsibility and ethnic diversity, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals of the Action film genre through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. Through strong networks and sponsorship support the Urban Action Showcase endeavors to encourage major studios to both include and pioneer more ethnically diverse casts and projects in the Action genre. The Urban Action Showcase will continue to grow both meeting and exceeding expectations with the help of our partnering sponsors and Indie Action fans across the nation. The Urban Action Showcase Indie Action Film Festival welcomes film and television Animation and Live Action Short and Feature narratives in various aspects of the Action genre.

The Urban Action Showcase is presented by Action Scene Combat (ASC) Productions a full service production company pioneering ethnically diverse works in the Action film genre founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo the creator of the Urban Action Showcase.

 

The Main Event at this year’s Urban Action Showcase is a theatrical screening of The Last Dragon with a Q & A with the cast to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary.

The Action Elite will be in attendance but before then we will also be running a short film competition in conjunction with The Urban Action Showcase. More details will follow very soon, so stay tuned.

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Special Guests Include:

Ron Van Clief; known as the “Black Dragon, A Grand  Master of the Martial Arts and founder of the Chinese Goju style of combat. Ron  is an Actor, Writer, Producer, Action Director, Fight Choreographer and proud  Father.

Fred “The Hammer” Williamson is a former professional Football player, has black belts in Kenpo, Shotokan Karate, and Tae-Kwon-Do.  He is a Director, Producer, Writer and Actor. Some of his films include Three the Hard Way, 1975’s Take a Hard Ride, 1982’s One Down, Two to Go, 1996’s Original Gangstas and 2002’s On the Edge just to name a few.

Taimak! Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, known for his role as ‘Bruce Leroy” in the Berry Gordy Cult Classic “The Last Dragon”.

Since The Last Dragon, Taimak has appeared in a number of TV roles and over a dozen plays.

A seven-time sport karate and kung fu world champion and two-time All-American champion, Willie “The Bam” Johnson is a true hero in the world of martial arts. As the creator of Wushudo Universal Martial Arts, Johnson is known for his dynamic, universal approach to developing physical, mental and spiritual fitness.

Sonny Sison is martial arts practitioner with over 30 years of training experience with backgrounds in Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima, Arnis, Kali), Kung Fu (Ijo Ija/Wun Hop Kuen Do/Kajukenbo), Capoeira, and Karate (Shorin Ryu).  Sonny is a 25 year veteran of the entertainment industry working as an actor and stuntman in front of the camera for film and television.

Author and Historian Ric Meyers joins the UASE this November. He will be gracing us with his seminar; FISTS, KICKS & ACTION FLICKS: THE HISTORY OF KUNG FU & ITS FILMS.

Robert Sugar Crosson is an internationally acclaimed and world renowned Grand Master with over 55 years of active involvement in the martial arts. He is the creator of Sugar Ryu Jujitsu.

Bobby Samuels began his film career in 1990. He became the first African American ever inducted into the Hong Kong Stuntman’s Association, and is the founder of the first Western stunt team in Hong Kong history.

Michael Woods: Michael Woods is a talented martial artist who is skilled in Tae Kwon Do and Wushu. Woods trained at Madame Bow Sim Mark’s Tai Chi Arts Association in Boston, Massachusetts.

Glen Eaton: Glen is an Actor and Martial Artist know most for his role as Johnny Yu in The Last Dragon. Join Glen at the 30th Anniversary Screening of The Last Dragon followed by Q&A with the fans!

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The Urban Action Showcase and Expo will take place on Saturday November 8, 2014 at The New York Hilton Midtown NYC, (6th Ave between 53 and 54 streets) 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Check out the UASE Website here: http://www.urbanactionshowcase.com/

For further details:

Demetrius Angelo
Founder/CEO
ASCProductionsInc@gmail.com
646 481-2261



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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