Wednesday
Apr042012

I WANT YOUR LOVE: SUPERSIZED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04 APRIL 2012

Fringe! and Out There magazine are proud to present the UK Premiere of Travis Mathews’s “I Want Your Love” at Hackney Picture House Screen One

www.fringefilmfest.com            www.outtheremagazine.com

As you will have already been told, Out There magazine is proud to be presenting the UK premiere of Travis Mathews’s critically acclaimed film, “I Want Your Love” at the opening of this year’s Fringe! Film Festival.

But last week, only just after 3 days of tickets being on sale, we sold out. Thanks to the wonderful guys at the Hackney Picture House, they have bumped the mother of all blockbusters TITANIC 3D out of Screen One to make way for our screening on Thursday 12th April, so the fantastic news is that we have more tickets on sale for this amazing film at this truly alternative festival.

Set in San Francisco, this gripping drama is an unapologetically voyeuristic (yes, we’re talking un-simulated sex and real emotions) insight into the sexual and emotional interactions of a young gay man and is hailed as a turning point for gay cinema.


“We worked with Travis on our second issue and I fell in love with his queer sensibility and what he does – so very much in-line with the spirit of Out There magazine. We’re thrilled that Fringe! will be bringing him across the fly-over states and then the ‘pond’ to London to present this masterpiece”, says Out There founder Martin Perry.

 

“An intense, intimate film with a fantastic soundtrack and stunning visual beauty that will haunt you long after the final scene”, says Scott Heim, author of ‘Mysterious Skin’.


“Hell yes! I couldn't be more excited about opening Fringe with Out There magazine! Fringe! is leading the pack among a growing number of young queer festivals that feel fresh and relevant to a new generation of festival goers.” says Travis.


Tickets are on sale now for this fantastic opening to the festival.  As an added bonus, Portuguese film director Antonio da Silva will also be screening his Short, ‘Mates’.

COMPETITION: WHAT DO YOU WANT?

To celebrate the opening of Fringe! and the UK Premier, Out There is giving away 2 amazing nights stay at the beautiful SEMIRAMIS HOTEL in Athens, Greece.

To stand a chance of winning, we’re asking you to tell us what YOU want. TWEET the following phrase “I WANT YOUR…” followed by what it is you want. Don’t forget to include @fringefilmfest and @OutThereMag in the tweet to enter!

 

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NOTES TO THE EDITOR


FRINGE! FILM FESTIVAL

 

With four gay days of over 30 films, events, art and parties, Fringe! is excited showcase this year’s 4-day ‘confetti burst’ of queer culture, with many events free to the public.

London’s alternative gay film festival now in is second year promises to be bigger, better and more irreverent than ever.

www.fringefilmfest.com



OUT THERE

Out There is the world’s first homoculture, arts, voices, style and travel bi-annual for discerning, queer men in 20 countries worldwide.

www.outtheremagazine.com

 


TRAVIS MATHEWS
is available for interviews

 

FRINGE! OPENING and OUT THERE PRESENTS “I WANT YOUR LOVE”

Dates: Thursday 12th April 2012, Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
9.30pm. Tickets £8. Tickets on sale at www.fringefilmfest.com and participating venues


Very limited press tickets available press@fringefilmfest.com
or call Anna Leach 07525 146 770

Website: www.fringefilmfest.com

Facebook: facebook.com/fringefest

Twitter: twitter.com/fringefilmfest

Friday
Mar302012

PROUD TO BE THE OFFICIAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY FOR WORLD PRIDE 2012

Leading LGBT integrated marketing and communications agency, Boutique Marketing is PROUD TO BE chosen as the official marketing and communications agency for World Pride 2012 that will be held in London this summer.

 

Boutique will handle all branding, marketing, communications and digital for the Pride London LGBT pride festival from this point forward, through to the big day itself on 7th July. London is the host city of World Pride this year, bringing in what is expected to be 2 million revellers for the march, parade, rally and afterparties in a celebration of LGBT culture.

 

This year's Pride London/World Pride theme is to combat homophobia globally, particularly in Commonwealth countries of which 41 member nations still criminalise homosexuality.



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Thursday
Mar222012

DIVE RIGHT IN

SWiM FIRST FILM REVEALING MR MAUGHAM SELLS OUT AT THE BFI LLGFF

 


SWiM Cinema, the new global online platform and exclusive distribution channel for original artumentary films is proud to announce its launch with an exclusive screening of its first film, REVEALING MR MAUGHAM.


The film exposes the life one of literature’s most prolific and influential gay writers - W. Somerset Maugham (author of Of Human Bondage, The Painted Veil, The Razor's Edge and dozens of other classic stories), told beautifully by filmmaker and SWiM founder, Michael House.


REVEALING MR. MAUGHAM (2012) is in English with options for subtitles in French, Spanish, Japanese and Arabic or with English subtitles for the hearing impaired. The film’s duration is 84 mins.

 

SWiM Cinema is pioneering a new concept in artumentaries – a unique, truly global, multilingual, online platform for films that take you below the surface of creativity. It will present artumentaries on literature, cinema, music, photography, theatre, films of avant-garde stage plays, concerts & international art events, investigating the undercurrents of modern creativity to audiences across the world.


SWiM (www.swimcinema.com) offers immediate HD file downloads (from March 24, 2012) for just €14.99, viewable on iPad, iPhone, Digital TVs or a computer. Included with each download is a SWiM POOL PASS which gives private access to exclusive bonus material relating to Somerset Maugham and other SWiM releases.

“The concept behind SWiM is to provide a direct international distribution channel focused on promoting a deeper understanding of the arts and the processes of creativity through artumentary film, a platform for inspiring, creative voices that are frequently ignored by mainstream media.

Importantly, I also wanted to create a truly global platform, offering viewers worldwide the opportunity to experience films and performances from various countries via multi-language subtitling.

Moreover, the concept is not purely commercial. I want to advance green film production and distribution methods, for example, and to support non-profit organizations in promoting art education and ‘give back’ to artistic communities,” says Michael House, Founder of SWiM Cinema.

SWiMs artumentaries have been screened in the most prestigious film festivals in the world such as The International Telluride Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival & FIFA Montréal Festival.

SWiMs second release, in Spring/Summer 2012, will be the intrnationally acclaimed artumentary on French film icon Jacques Tati 'THE MAGNIFICENT TATi'. Later in 2012, SWiM will release LOLITA’s BUTTERFLY, a new artumentary on the scientific work of literary icon Vladimir Nabokov (author of 'Lolita'). This will be followed by an original French stage play filmed exclusively for SWiM audiences.

-ENDS-

Notes to the editor

About SWiM Cinema (www.swimcinema.com)

Dive right in…

SWiM Cinema is a brand new concept in artumentaries – a unique, truly global, multilingual, online platform for films that take you below the surface of creativity.

With films exclusively available only through its website, SWiM will present artumentaries on literature, cinema, music, photography, theatre, films of avant-garde stage plays, concerts & international art events, investigating the undercurrents of modern creativity to audiences across the world.


www.swimcinema.com


For more information, questions and access to the site – please contact Uwern Jong at Boutique Marketing on 0203 286 3170 or uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk


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Wednesday
Feb152012

THE MASKED BALL AT CAFE DE PARIS

W.I.G. present an all new PARTY - THE MASKED BALL: SUNDAY 18th MARCH - CAFE DE PARIS



Organisers of The Wig Party, the iconic fundraising extravaganza of the London party scene, bring you The Masked Ball, at Café de Paris. The new event follows the massive success of the Wig Party, which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for HIV charities including NAT (National AIDS Trust). This much anticipated annual event attracts a host of celebrities including Leona Lewis, Dannii Minogue and Beverly Knight.

 

Due to the Wig Party being such a sensational sell-out, there’s been enormous pressure on the team to create other exciting events and so…. the ultimate T-Dance at London’s historic Café de Paris: THE MASKED BALL

 

A night of erotic sights and sounds, we welcome the divine and deviant to an effortless night of elegance – The dress code is relaxed but wearing a mask is compulsory.    Get on www.WigParty.org for some cool mask ideas and for the latest info on the fabulous DJs we have lined up.

 

Wig Party stalwart DJ ROB SYKES will be joining us fresh from playing at Matinee in London along with international superstar and veteran at some of the biggest London parties such as We Party and Beyond, DJ D’JOHNNY. One of the fastest rising DJs on the scene, Lovechild and Deviate resident, DJ MARCO GEE will also be taking a turn on the decks. PEYTON is set to storm the stage with an exclusive live performance and of course WIGGYWOO is lining up a few surprises to titillate us all.

 

Limited number of £8 Early Super-saver Tickets are now available on-line only from www.Clubtickets.com  .

 

Limited VIP tickets available priced at £25 which offer

  • ·       Priority Entry

  • ·       Access to the upstairs VIP area

  • ·       Welcome complimentary drink

  • ·       Dedicated Bar

  • ·       VIP cloakroom

  • ·       Entertainment by our roaming magicians

******Please note all door prices will go up closer to the event***** 

 

Tables Available

Tables with waitress service can be reserved for those wishing to buy 8 tickets or more for the VIP area. Contact NAT on 020 7814 6767 for further information.

 

Please note - Booking Fees apply on all tickets.

 

Please remember this is a charity fundraising event so we do not have a guest list.

 

The venue, DJs, performers, dancers, designers and organisers have given up their time and input for free for this event. We thank all those involved and all the supporters and attendees for making this possible and for making a difference.

 

If you unable to attend please do think about making a small donation by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.co.uk/wigpartymaskedball

 

100% of your ticket price and/or donation goes directly NAT, the UK’s leading policy and campaigning charity for HIV and will fund their important work – shaping attitudes, challenging injustice and changing lives.  Find out more about the charity that is transforming the UK’s response to HIV by visiting www.nat.org.uk

 

For the very latest news and offers join Wig Party on Facebook or get onto our e-list on www.WigParty.org

 

Thursday
Feb092012

BOUTIQUE MARKETING CHAIRS PANEL ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Boutique Marketing to chair Diversity Marketing Panel at Icon Event's DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Seminar in Barcelona in February

 

LONDON - Boutique Marketing, leading LGBT integrated marketing and communications agency will be chairing the closing panel on diversity marketing at this year's landmark DIVERSITY and INCLUSION SEMINAR in Barcelona.

 

The two day programme is the world's foremost authority on the subject of corporate inclusion in its 5th year - and will feature prominent and leading industry speakers from Google, Cisco, PepsiCo, Abercrombie and Fitch among many other blue chip brands.

 

For more information or become a delegate, visit: www.diversity.iconeventsinternational.com


Boutique's MD, Uwern Jong states "I'm delighted to be part of this fantastic seminar and working alongside Maurice Cox from PepsiCo, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe from Google, Andi Keeling from RBS and Vincent Francois from Societe Generale - all Diversity heavyweights - to talk about how organisations promote and communicate their stance on inclusion internally and to the public at large. The session is going to be extremely insightful and consider the future of diversity communications."



To download the latest programme click here (850kB pdf)

 

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