“The Walking Dead” Walks Away with 6 Saturn Award Nominations

Why did we pick this as the lead into the post? Well, for one, we’re big sci-fi geeks here at Mingle Media TV and two we loved AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series! Congratulations to Frank Darabont for receiving 6 nominations! We got to speak with Michael Rooker, who was one of the characters (living) that you loved to hate this week at the Italia Film Festival at Grauman’s Theatre. Here’s a little about what he had to say:

So if you’re not familiar with The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – well, you’re in for a treat as this is their 37th Annual Saturn Awards nomination announcement and leading the charge is Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller “Inception” with 9 nominations. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the Oscar’s as Inception is also nominated for Best Picture.

More nominee’s are: Overture/Relativity Media’s “Let Me In” and Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” downloaded 7 nominations apiece, Clint Eastwood’s thought-provoking “Hereafter” received 6, while “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Swan,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Shutter Island” earned 5 nominations each .

Warner Bros. Pictures leads the pack with 23 nominations from 6 films, including “Clash of the Titans,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “Splice,” and “Inception.”

Also with strong showings were Paramount (lead by “Shutter Island,” and “Iron Man 2”) and Walt Disney Studios (lead by “Tron: Legacy,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Toy Story 3”) with 16 and 14 nominations, respectively.
Fox Searchlight and Universal earned 10 nominations apiece, followed by Overture/Relativity Media (7),  20th Century Fox (6), Summit Entertainment (5), DreamWorks Animation and Marvel Films (each with 4), while Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures scored 3 nominations each.
Of Special note, is Kino Lorber’s release of Fritz Lang’s ground-breaking 84-year-old classic, The Complete Metropolis” which was nominated for Best International Film and Best Music.
TV Categories
In the television categories, Frank Darabont’s zombie-drama “The Walking Dead” (AMC) came to life with 6 nominations.   “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Lost” (ABC) and “Fringe” (Fox) tied with 5 nominations.  “Leverage” (TNT), “True Blood” (HBO) earned 4 apiece, followed by “Dexter” (Showtime) and “V” (ABC) with 3 and  “The Closer” (TNT), “Smallville” (CW), and Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (Starz) with 2.

About the Academy

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment.  Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres.  The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment.  Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 39 year old organization.

The 37th Annual Saturn Awards will take place this June in Burbank, California.

Not into the Oscars? Ball Up Streetball Jumps Off 2011 Season at CSUN w/Top Players FREE Tickets

For those of you who aren’t into the whole Oscar scene (I know, hard to believe)… you can get in FREE at the Ball Up Tour– the next evolution in Streetball entertainment. You’ll see many of the world’s top streetball icons going head-to-head in a wide-open style game of basketball.

Widely revered for its display of free-style athleticism, acrobatic dunking, passing and unparalleled showmanship, streetball delivers one-of-a- kind excitement and entertainment.

The Ball Up league will tip-off its 10 game season with a tribute to Ball Up teammate Troy “Escalade” Jackson, who passed away last Saturday, Feb. 19. The all-star athlete, and younger brother of former NBA player Mark Jackson, helped elevate the game of streetball with his “hulk-like” presence and his ability to grace the court and entertain millions.

Admission is Free. For tickets and for more information on Ball Up, please visit www.ballupstreetball.com.

  • WHEN? Sunday – February 27, 2011 5:00 p.m.
  • Where?  Matadome at California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91330
  • The arena is located near the corner of Lindley Avenue and Plummer Street on the CSUN campus. The campus is accessed from the San Diego (405) Freeway via the Nordhoff Street exit with the campus just to the west of the freeway.

AIR UP THERE DUNK 2 Ball Up Streetball

AIR UP THERE DUNK 2 Ball Up Streetball

Ball Up Team includes the country’s top streetball players: The Professor, Air Up There, AO, Bone Collector, Special FX, Sik Wit It, Pat the Roc, Mr. Afrika, Springs and Violator, along with Ball Up Coach, Tracy Murray (former NBA player).

The Ball Up players will take on a team comprised of fellow- streetball superstars from around the country, including Air Dogg, Mike Earl and Kevin Dobbs, among others.

Emcee: Legendary Streetball personality, Duke Tango

Commentators: Roger Lodge (The Sports Lodge) and Bryon Russell (former NBA player).

Admission is Free. For tickets and for more information on Ball Up, please visit www.ballupstreetball.com.

Behind The Red Carpet (Day 5) at GBK’S 2011 Oscar Gift Lounge

Two days left until the big day, Kristyn Burtt is at The W Hotel in Hollywood for the exclusive GBK Oscars gifting suite, talking to some familiar faces, the big question? “What Are You Doing This Sunday?”
Mingle Media TV Network and Kristyn Burtt were invited to cover the 2011 Oscar’s Gift Lounge from GBK Productions, one of the leading gifting suite production companies. GBK honored the presenters and nominees of the 2011 Academy Awards this year at their lounge at W Hotel in Hollywood and offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and media an opportunity to enjoy a luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, charity fundraising and a unique experience provided by Zamani Retreat Kempinski Eight-night vacation plus African Safari Trip with an additional three-nights in Serengeti National Park, Simmons Beautyrest Mattress, Kefty Home Workout Machine, Mp3 Players, In-home FarNorth Infrared Sauna with installation, 020608 Tears of Bleu Jeans and William Rast Sunglasses and others. We love covering the GBK events because they give back to the community and this year the President of GBK Productions, Gavin B. Keilly, will donate proceeds to A New Way of Life, the American Red Cross, City of Hope and other charities. For interviews from this event, please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html. Follow the coverage at Kristyn’s blog http://www.redcarpetcloset.tv. Special thanks to “it” Girl Public Relations for their invitation and awesome support of this event. For more info on them visit http://www.itgirlpublicrelations.com.

Max Bartoli at Los Angeles Italia Festival World Premiere of Atlantis Down

In the year 2025, the Shuttle has been relegated to a ?transport vehicle? a glorified taxi, carrying military and scientific personnel and equipment back and forth between Earth and its orbiting space stations. While on a routine mission, transporting Dr. Sarah Jenkins to an observation outpost, the ship encounters two flashing bursts of light. They shutdown its instrumentation and leave it powerless, adrift in space. The crew attempts to repair the damage, when suddenly there is a third blinding flash of light?The entire crew disappears from the ship, except for Travis Black, the rookie Tech Officer. Captain Richard Castle and the rest of the crew find themselves in the middle of a barren. They have no idea where they are. For more information on Atlantis Down visit: http://www.atlantisdown.com/la_premiere.htm for more information on the Los Angeles Italia 2011 Film Festival, visit http://www.losangelesitalia.com. For video interview coverage of this event, please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html.