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American Pie and Final Destination Producer to Lead Productions at IC Places
LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: PNCH) announced today that it has signed Warren Zide on to its Board of Advisors and as head producer for its in-house production division.
Under the agreement, Mr. Zide will guide the company in creating the highest quality programing possible across its networks. He will bring on board his extensive contacts in the world of Hollywood production to help the company create the highest quality of programing possible.
Mr. Zide is the producer behind the incredibly successful American Pie and Final Destination franchises. His movies have grossed over 1.8 billion dollars at the box office to date.
Mr. Zide's movies include American Reunion, The Pool Boys, Final Destination 5, Demoted, High School, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, The Final Destination, Autopsy, Extreme Movie, American Pie Presents Beta House, American Pie Presents The Naked Mile, Final Destination 3, American Pie Presents Band Camp, Little Black Book, American Wedding, Final Destination 2, Love and a Bullet, Repli-Kate, American Pie 2, Cats & Dogs, Final Destination, American Pie, The Big Hit, Top of the World, and Jingle All the Way.
From a young age, an area of particular interest to Mr. Zide is the field of Self-help and Self Improvement, which is a 9.8 billion dollar industry. The company's Imagination TV Network, which will launch shortly online and on broadcast later this year, will offer Self-help and Self Improvement themed shows which will be produced by IC Places.
IC Places Inc. which manages all Imagination TV assets is currently building launch sponsors relationships for the network as well as brining on board some of the top Motivators, Producers, Educators and Authors in the wide arena of Self-Improvement.
About Warren Zide
For Mr. Zide,success has followed him like shadow and if you are to go by the statistics then he is by far the most successful producers of Hollywood. Born in Southfield, Michigan, Warren Zide was always a movie buff and loved his daily doses of movies.
Zide's meteoric rise in the celluloid world is associated to the fact that he is a master salesman and knows how to catch the right pulse when it comes to marketing his movies among the youth. Not only American but there is Zide fans from as far as India and Japan.
American Pie is 'all youth' and even after so many years is considered to be one of the best in the Warren Zide filmography. Youth being the subject of all the films, it was the young crowd that thronged the cinemas every time they wanted to get the 'Stiffler Dose'.
It may be noted that the American Pie rawness nudged critics to sit up and take note. Brilliant storyline and a series that got better with every movie was the biggest USP of American Pie. Comedy was given a new dimension with American Pie and the role of Warren Zide cannot be sided, especially when it comes to marketing the film to cinemas across the globe. Zide gave new age cinema something to smile about. Several stars were created out of this hit series like Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott and obviously the biggest star Eugene Levy.
The Reason Behind the Creation of Imagination TV...
In the $9.84 Billion Self-Improvement Market, technology is driving the way people around the world produce, find, obtain and use self-improvement content. More content than ever is flooding the market place, as technology has made it possible for anyone to become an author, a coach, a producer or an innovator. A great deal of extraordinary content is becoming lost in the noise as content offerings expand and crowd the marketplace.
The company felt there needed to be a singular, free of charge, multi-media accessible point where consumers can experience the best messages on the planet. A place where people that are true fans and believers in the power of self-improvement content dig in and find the best of the best delivered to the consumer free of charge no matter where there they are.
Imagination TVlets people see and hear speakers, authors, trainers and motivators. It lets them decide for themselves if they like what they are seeing and if they want more. Viewers get to experience this for free in their homes or on their smart phones, tablets or computers. After experiencing the shows onImagination TV and if they like what they see and want more,Imagination TV gives them the ability to fulfill that desire right away via the website. At www.MyImaginationTV.com they can immediately purchase and download audios, videos and ebooks by the author or speaker they were just watching onImagination TV.Imagination TV is giving the buyers of this $9.84 billion dollar market place the best access to make the best decision on if they want more from these extraordinary experts.
"No matter where you are, who you are or what starting platform you begin life from, you have a God given right to reach your dreams....Imagination TV, in partnership with World's most fascinating Motivators, Educators and Authors, the will deliver the inspiration, education and motivation to help you find your path to success."
About the Self Help Industry
In a 2013 press release titled "$10.4 Billion Self-Improvement Market Survives Scandals & Recession - More Content & Services Being Delivered Online, Finds Marketdata Enterprises" Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., a leading independent market research publisher since 1979, released the 9th edition of one of its best-selling studies, a 382-page report entitled: The U.S. Market For Self-Improvement Products & Services.
In the study it states... "Technology is driving the way Americans produce, find, obtain and use self-improvement content."
The study quotes...
MARKET VALUE The total U.S. self-improvement market was worth $9.84 billion last year, versus $10.82 billion in 2007 a 9.1% 4-year decline. We forecast better 6.1% average yearly gains from 2012 to 2016. The recession took a toll on most market segments, including live seminars, books, infomercials, personal coaching, commercial diet programs and stress management. However, growth was evident in audiobooks, medical diet programs and holistic institutes/training companies.
AUDIOBOOKS MARKET This is now a $2.97 billion segment. After dipping 10% in 2009, sales have rebounded strongly, 10% in 2010 and 13% in 2011. The APA says that 24+ million Americans now listen to audiobooks. Of this total, self-improvement titles account for $445 millionor about 17% of all audio book sales. 24% of Americans now listen to audiobooks.
This is the industryImagination TV lives in. There is no other Self Help based TV network on cable or broadcast today.Imagination TV is not a religious network but will feature content that Inspires, Motivates and Entertains.
OtherImagination TV Partners:
Empire Media Center
Empire Media Center is an all-inclusive media solution for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, models, and other skillful talent to provide a venue along with the necessary means of creating their vision and achieving their goals and intended results. The company works hard and takes pride in providing our talent and clients the resources necessary for them to realize their full potential by creating a positive atmosphere that is conducive to achieving excellence.
Empire Media Center has a team on site, that hosts corporate events and broadcasts TV shows their studios. The Studios also offer on site editing and voiceover/recording studio spaces.
ImaginationTV has formed a strategic partnership with Primeau Productions to help speakers in creating content for theImagination TV Network. Primeau Productions is a provider of motivational and inspirational audio and video production for professional speakers and the meetings industry. Ed Primeau, the company founder, has personally worked with some of the great orators of our time; Og Mandino, Zig Ziglar and Les Brown.
Primeau Productions is currently working with The Napoleon Hill Foundation to restore 16 MM film to HD video of Napoleon Hill lectures from 1959.
Today, Primeau Productions works with the best of the best in the speaking industry. Professional speakers like Steve Rizzo, Floyd Wickman, Mark C Thompson, Walter Bond, Connie Podesta, Jordan Belfort and Mark Sanborn to name a few. Primeau Productions has worked with the speaking and training industry creating audio and video marketing, motivational and inspirational programming for 30 years.
ImaginationTV has teamed up with FilmOn.coman internet based television provider who is providing the online broadcast platform as well as the band width of the broadcast. FilmOn offersImagination TV virtually limitless video-on-demand variety, and far more media options and channels possibilities than traditional media distribution outlets.
Reed's (nyse mkt:REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, signed on as the first official launch sponsor of the newImagination TV network.
Reed's brews six carbonated ginger combinations using only the finest ingredients. The six flavors are: Original Ginger, Extra Ginger, Premium Ginger, Raspberry Ginger, Cherry Ginger and Spiced Apple.
These award winning, top selling beverages are found internationally in gourmet and natural food stores. Reed's passion for ginger comes from its incredible flavor and health giving properties.
About IC Places, Inc.
IC Places, Inc. is a trans media entertainment complex that produces entertainment content for distribution across multiple mediums. The company trades on the OTC Pink Markets: Symbol PNCH. (http://www.icplaces.com)
Through multiple long-term partnerships, clips and full episodes of the company's shows are available to people outside the traditional set top box. This exposure serves as both a profit center and marketing component promoting the TV Network, its line up and the company's new media specific programming across multiple platforms.
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