By Ted Johnson
As Mark Roesler, chairman and CEO of CMG Worldwide, which specializes in representing the estates of the famous, says, "Very seldom is there a one-stop shop. It is a very case- sensitive analysis of who owns what rights."
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For the first time Bettie Page shares her life story in an authorized documentary
When: April 5-8, show times 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Where: Century Orleans 18 Theater
VIP/Press Screening: Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Claire Sinclair (Bettie Page Clothing spokesmodel and Playmate of the Year 2011) and Tempest Storm (burlesque star) will be in attendance. A Bettie Page look-a-like contest will take place at 5:30 p.m., 25 winners including their plus ones admitted free to VIP screening, the top winner will get a Bettie Page gift bag that includes a DVD of the movie, poster signed by the director and other goodies. There will be a Q&A with director Mark Mori following the VIP screening.
Rated: R for sexual content and graphic nudity throughout
Length: 101 minutes
March 27, 2012 -The world premiere of Bettie Page Revels All, directed by Academy Award nominee documentarian Mark Mori, will take place during the Viva Las Vegas Film Festival at Century Orleans 18 Theater April 5 thru 8.
This exclusive film, narrated by the late pinup queen and co-produced by Mark Roesler with the participation of CMG and Bettie Page LLC, is an intimate look at the rise and fall and rise of one of the world's most recognized and controversial sex symbols.
With her razor sharp wit and Tennessee twang Bettie Page emerges from decades of seclusion to reveal her secret past. In this inside story of the world's greatest pinup model, Bettie Page herself recounts how her unabashed sexual expression and sexually provocative fetish poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a new era in fashion.
The film features interviews by Hugh Hefner, Dita Von Teese, Bunny Yeager, Paula Klaw; with appearances by Rebecca Romijn, Tricia Helfer, Tempest Storm, Sam Menning and Joey Arias, including Bettie Page photographers, ex-husband Harry Lear, ex-boyfriends, auto designer Richard Arbib, and U.S. Brig. Gen. Charles West.
"Bettie Page's joyous free spirit, as seen in her photos and as I discovered in my conversations with her, influence two generations of women all over the world, including pop music icons like Katy Perry, Beyonce and Madonna as well as fashion designers, artists and filmmakers. This inspired me to make this film and bring her joie de vivre to a wider audience. I feel honored to bring Bettie's own statement about her life and who she is to the world," says Mark Mori, Film Director, Bettie Page Reveals All.
The film also features unpublished photos and film of Bettie Page including new information and documents from her FBI files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. In addition, the film uncovers documents from the 1955 Kefauver hearings on pornography and crime, which had been sealed for 50 years.
"In the past three decades of representing the greatest legends of the 20th century, there has never been or will be another woman like Bettie Page. Bettie Page's burgeoning commercial success includes eight Bettie Page stores and lifestyle lines like clothing, lingerie, shoes, swimwear, fragrance and various gift items," says Mark Roesler, CMG CEO and Bettie Page's licensing representative.
About Mark Mori:
Mark Mori is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and Emmy Award winning TV producer. His films have garnered awards, film festival screenings, theatrical distribution and television broadcast worldwide. Mori's most notable projects include: Building Bombs, Academy Award nominee Documentary Feature (Producer/Director); Blood Ties the Life and Work of Sally Mann, Academy Award nominee Documentary Short (Executive Producer); The Fire This Time, Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee, PBS Frontline (Co-Producer); Kent State, the Day the War Came Home, News & Documentary Emmy Award (Executive Producer).
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The Mark and Stacey Roesler Foundation has donated to the fourth annual Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent 'Celebration of Caring' Gala which was held on Friday, March 4th at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
The event benefited pediatric patients who depend on Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.
This year's life altering event raised over $1.2 million dollars.
To find out more how you can offer your support, click here.
CMG Chairman and CEO Mark Roesler has announced his company and the family of the late legend, James Dean will be making a donation to support the American Red Cross effort in Japan.
"On behalf of CMG and James Dean's family, we extend our sincerest sympathy to all the victims of this terrible tragedy. The residents of Japan are in our thoughts and prayers," Roesler said.
The catastrophic events that took place in the past couple of weeks have stunned the world. Images of disaster-stricken areas plagued by the tsunami have flooded the media and left an undeniable impression.
Charities are rallying up support to aid the victims of this catastrophe, while authorities are trying to cope with the aftermath of the disaster.
Funds are urgently needed. "You can help the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross' Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need."
To make a donation, click here.
The Mark and Stacey Roesler Foundation has donated to the The 20th Annual William K. Nasser, MD Dining A La Heart Fundraiser which was held on February 27th. The fundraiser benefited The Reviving Hearts Program to assist in placing Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Indiana high schools.
This life-saving campaign started three years ago. To date, with over $200,000 raised, 35 AEDs have been placed in high schools throughout central Indiana.
For more information on how you can donate, click here.
The Mark and Stacey Roesler Foundation has donated several celebrity themed collector's items for the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana's 15th annual Dream Ball auction in effort to end hunger in the region.
This year's gala titled, "The Dream Ball: An Evening in Paris," was held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.
The proceeds, of over $39,000, from this event will enable the food bank to serve over 210,000 meals in East Central Indiana.
For more information about this quest to end hunger, please visit www.curehunger.org.
The Mark and Stacey Roesler Foundation has made a cash donation to the Madison County Special Olympics this month.
So far over $21,000 has been raised during this month's fundraising efforts to assist future Special Olympic events.
The goal of the program is to provide sports training and athletic competition to Special Olympic athletes in Madison County. Currently there are more than 60 County Programs throughout Indiana.
For more information on how to get involved click here.
"The Mark and Stacey Roesler Foundation" is thrilled to be a sponsor of Fishers Rotary Club's VIP after party this weekend to raise money for 100 wells in Sierra Leone by 2011.
The "VIP After Glow Celebration" will be held tomorrow from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at CMG's headquarters located in Indianapolis.
The proceeds from this event will support the "Water Is Life" project to increase the funding necessary to qualify for a large global grant.
As part of the night's entertainment guests will be able to tour the Legends Museum where artifacts once belonging to Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Babe Ruth and many other sports, music and Hollywood Legends are on display.
Mr. Roesler will also give a brief speech while guests enjoy plenty of live music, food and drinks.
Tickets to attend the after party celebration cost $100. This price includes admission to the "Water is Life" film premiere, which will take place earlier in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Heartland Auditorium.
To attend this event or to contribute to this life altering cause click here.