Archive for April, 2015

Importance of Google for your Company: a look at THE search engine from Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team

You’ve heard of IMDB, AllMovie.com, Box Office Mojo, VarietyInsight.com, or Baseline, haven’t you. You would find information like filmography, office address, resumes, bios, photos, etc. on producers like Mary Aloe and production companies like Aloe Entertainment. On some of these sites, especially the fee based professional subscription service version of these sites and others, you’d find more in depth information and analysis of popularity and projects in development, Well, what about Google? What about purposefully marketing you or your project and company on Google?

 
If you are a smart producer, savvy in marketing your company and/or project, you would take a hint from producer Mary Aloe and her team at Aloe Entertainment and get to work on optimizing the rank of you and your company and/or project on this most popular search engine (Google is three times as popular as the #2 and #3 search engines – BING and YahooSearch).
 
The following statistics are from a study called “Beginners Guide to to  SEO”, which was leaked from AOL’s search engine logs:
  • The first ranking position in the search results receives 42.25% of all click-through traffic
  • The second position receives 11.94%
  • Third position on the first page obtains 8.47%
  • The fourth placed position on page one receives 6.05%
  • The others on the first page are under 5% of click through traffic
  • The first ten results (page one ) received 89.71% of all click-through traffic,
  • The next 10 results (normally listed on the second page of results) received 4.37%
  • Third page receives a total  of 2.42 %
  • The fifth page receives a total of only 1.07%
  • All other pages of results received less than 1% of total search traffic clicks.
Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team give focused time to optimizing the SEO of their organization and projects with listings and posts on such sites as:
 
 
and many more, including the others mentioned in the first paragraph and basic information sites, like:
 
 
All of these and more add up to higher rankings on Google, which equals higher visibility for your organization and project. Like Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team, you will not only want to start your own website (obvious), but get videos up on YouTube and the like for more exposure on Google, which will definitely lead to more tickets sold or eyes on your project, and more business for your company.
 

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The OSCAR and the INDIE Film by Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment Team

The Indie Film (Independent/non-studio produced motion picture) has become the dominant force in Oscar wins over the last decade. The 87th Oscar winners included “Birdman,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (each winning four), with “Boyhood” scoring the supporting actress win and “Whiplash” garnering three wins. Looking at stats from the Independent Film and Television Alliance, in the last decade, Best Director and Best Picture winners have been indies over ten times, actors in indies have won an average of 5 – 7 times, and screenplay winners have averaged half the time, not to mention all of the technical categories. Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team are proud to be a part of this independent spirit.

Studio output has lessened over the last decade and the indie film producers and production companies have been happy to take on the slack. Savvy producers, like Mary Aloe, are able to secure the funds and distribution without involving major studios. Major actors, screenwriters, and directors are just as happy to take on a project produced as an indie than from a major studio. Refer to the Oscar information from the first paragraph. And that is just a snippet of what there has been out there in the last decade.

With the domination of the indie, producers like Mary Aloe and production companies like Aloe Entertainment, will be the stand outs in quality, quantity, artistry, box office, and award winners for decades to come.

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Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment History

Mary Aloe is a packaging producer.  She and the Aloe Entertainment team just executive produced Ten Thousand Saints starring Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Hailee Steinfeld that premiered at Sundance Film Fest 2015 and, after which, garnered a great sale with Screen Media, which will be released Summer 2015. As well, Mary has Wild Oats with the Weinstein’s is released this summer starting Shirley Maclaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore. As well, Mary starts Mother Mary this summer, with Lionsgate, that she is producing and co-wrote, as well as, The Ranch and Punjab Tiger - incidentally all three movies are based on true life stories. 

Mary Aloe arranged financing and producer many critically acclaimed features were selected for some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.  When A Man Falls In The Forest, starring Sharon Stone and Timothy Hutton, was selected for main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and in the main competition for America’s South By Southwest Film FestivalNumb, starring Matthew Perry and Mary Steenburgen, was selected to have its world premiere in the Discovery section at the Tribeca Film Festival; and Battle In Seattle, a political action drama written and directed by Stuart Townsend and starring Charlize TheronWoody HarrelsonRay Liotta,Channing Tatum, Andre Benjamin Joshua JacksonMartin HendersonConnie Nielsen and Rodriguez. “Battle” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in main competition and had the biggest sale at the festival and was multi-platformed theatrically across America in fall 2008. Aloe’s other films include While She Was Out, a female action thriller starring Kim Basinger and Lucas Haas; executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and jointly produced by Don Murphy (Transformers); and Tortured, starring Laurence Fishburne and James Cromwell, which was released through Magic Box and Sony Pictures. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever with LGE had its theatrical release in the spring of 2009. Aloe’s first feature film endeavor was in 2004 and entitled Downtown: A Street Tale, starred Genevieve Bujold and Domenica Scorsese and was released with American World Pictures.

Mary Aloe’s foray into the business began in television with producing over eight successful national reality and television talks shows. In 2001, Mary Aloe transitioned into long form television with Columbia TriStar and NBC with The Princess and the Marine, a MOW for NBC Television, the project, chronicling the true story of a Middle Eastern Princess who fell in love with an American Marine, generated so much excitement, it incited the second biggest bidding war in television history. It then became the highest rated Movie of the Week that year for NBC. Aloe executive produced this made for TV movie with Columbia Tri-Star.

However her background is, and still loves reality television. Besides the three shows in development Throwback, Mama’s Boy and Game of Clones, Mary produced Room 401 jointly with partners Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, premiering on MTV. Mary Aloe has also developed a bevy of reality series  - Geraldo, Susan Powter Show, Caught in the Act, Hard Copy, Current Affair - over nine series for network and syndication

Also see:

http://www.aloeentertainment.com
http://www.maryaloe.biz
http://www.maryaloeentertainment.org
http://www.maryaloe.com
http://www.maryaloe.org
http://www.maryaloe.us 

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ABK ENTERTAINMENT – a Full Service Production Company by Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment

ABK Entertainment is a full-service production company with over two decades of broadcast experience. In that time we have brought to market original scripted and non-scripted programming, compelling branded content and innovative storytelling with wide audience appeal.

Currently ABK Entertainment, has several reality shows in development that capture human drama, humor, and competition.

Mama’s Boy

Meet Noel “Speedy” Mercado. He’s 40-something years old virgin looking for love!. Speedy is a star of the #1 Hispanic morning radio show in America and has millions of fans. Hard to believe, Speedy still lives with his mama in the old Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. Most of the guys he knew are long married. Everyone, especially mama, tells him it’s time to settle down but Speedy has yet to find the right girl.  **Currently partnered with Ish Entertainment.

MAMA’S BOY trailer (password=Speedy)

Throw Back

Throw-Back…The reality sports competition show. It’s not just about the game. It’s about the journey back to the game!! Each season we will be featuring rematches of the greatest grudge match games in history!

THROWBACK trailer (password=throwback)

Game of Clones

Until recently, Kaylan was a partner in one of the largest talent and events agencies in Vegas. But after a bad breakup with her boss, she decided to start her own agency. With a keen eye for superstardom and a bit of intimate relations with the talent, she’s signed on the #1 Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Prince and Britney Spears impersonators in America. These are professional musicians who train every day to perfect their craft. And they’ve worked damned hard to get where they are.

GAME OF CLONES trailer (password=clones)

Facilities

ABK now offers an insert stage, webcasting, post-production facilities, and production office  spaces for us and our clients.

World of Wonder is currently filming “Million Dollar Listing” at our facility.

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ABK offers turnkey production capabilities:

  • 5000 sf industrial facility w/private loading space and private parking
  • 20′ x 25′ green screen insert stage with full lighting & grip
  • 5 Editorial Suites 
  • 3 Motion Graphics Suites w/Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Adobe 
  • Premiere, Cinema 4D
  • 100TB simultaneous digital workflow environment across all Graphic and Editorial Suites 
  • Voice over recording facilities
  • Production Office Space for client usage
  • High Speed fiber available both in and out of studios

Production Services

Let’s Get To Work

We create unique content and marketing solutions designed to enable the goals of our clients. We have been in business for 23 years supporting some of America’s best known brands, agencies and media companies. MediaPlace supports our clients as we create original creative content and digital delivery systems unique to our clients needs. We will work closely with you to create a dynamic solution to fulfill your needs and achieve your creative goals.

 

Full Service Live Action Production for TV, Film and Digital Complete editorial and post production 3D & 2D Motion Graphics Animation Creative Concepts, Scripting, Storyboarding and Collaborating Production of Custom Digital Networks – Concept to Fulfillment Engineering and Programming of Leading Digital Signage Software Music and Video Content Licensing Experiential & Social Marketing After-Market Services

ABK Entertainment Partners

MARY ALOE

Mary Aloe is a packaging producer. She just Executive produced Ten Thousand Saints starring Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Hailee Steinfeld that premiered at Sundance Film Fest 2015 after which garnered a great sale with Screen Media and will be released Summer 2015. As well, Mary has Wild Oats with the Weinstein’s is released this summer starting Shirley Maclaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore. As well Mary starts Mother Mary this summer with Lionsgate that she is producing and co wrote, The Ranch and Punjab Tiger.
 
However her background and first love is reality television. Besides the three shows in development Throwback, Mama’s Boy and Game of Clones, Mary produced Room 401 jointly with partners Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, premiering on MTV. Mary Aloe is also developing a bevy of reality series Geraldo, Susan Powter Show, Caught in the Act, Hard Copy, Current Affair over nine series for network and syndication.

Mary Aloe arranged financing and producer many critically acclaimed features were selected for some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. When A Man Falls In The Forest , starring Sharon Stone and Timothy Hutton, was selected for main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and in the main competition for America’s South By Southwest Film Festival; Numb, starring Matthew Perry and Mary Steenburgen, was selected to have its world premiere in the Discovery section at the Tribeca Film Festival; and Battle In Seattle, a political action drama written and directed by Stuart Townsend and starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Channing Tatum, Andre Benjamin Joshua Jackson, Martin Henderson, Connie Nielsen and Rodriguez. Battle had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in main competition and had the biggest sale at the festival and is being multi-plat formed theatrically across America this fall 2008. Aloe’s other films include While She Was Out, a female action thriller starring Kim Basinger and Lucas Haas; executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and jointly produced by Don Murphy (Transformers); and Tortured, starring Laurence Fishburne and James Cromwell , which was released through Magic Box and Sony Pictures. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever with LGE had its theatrical release in the spring of 2009. Aloe’s first feature film endeavor was in 2004 and entitled Downtown: A Street Tale, starred Genevieve Bujold and Domenica Scorsese and was released with American World Pictures.

Mary Aloe’s foray into the business began in television with producing over eight successful national reality and television talks shows. In 2001, Mary Aloe transitioned into long form television with Columbia TriStar and NBC with The Princess and the Marine, a MOW for NBC Television, the project, chronicling the true story of a Middle Eastern Princess who fell in love with an American Marine, generated so much excitement it incited the second biggest bidding war in television history ‘see Mary Aloe’. It then became the highest rated Movie of the Week that year for NBC. Aloe executive produced this made for TV movie with Columbia Tri-Star.

Mary Aloe has also affiliated herself with the top organizations in the entertainment industry. She is a member of the following guilds: WEN (Women’s Entertainment Network), American Federation of Women in Television and Radio, CAUCUS, Women in Film and First Weekenders Club.

Scott Kushner

Scott Kushner has been actively involved in all facets of advertiser supported media and content development throughout his career.

Scott Kushner is the founder of MediaPlace, a niche creative boutique designed to serve today’s evolving digital media landscape, producing and delivering video content across multiple network platforms since 1993 including television, mobile and online /social and at retail. MediaPlace clients include Panasonic, Foot Locker, Gillette, Mc Donalds, Barnes & Noble, Harley Davidson, MetroPCS, Indiana University Athletics, Nike & Degree amongst others. Client assignments include the development and distribution of both long and short form content as well as experiential marketing opportunities resulting in content driven digital campaigns.

Previous to starting MediaPlace Scott was a founding member of Point-of-Purchase (P-O-P) Radio, serving as Vice President / Programming & Production.  Scott was instrumental in POP Radio’s eventual growth to more than 16,000 retail locations across the United States including Safeway, Kroger, Rite-Aid and Eckerd among others. POP Radio was sold to Heritage Media, now a division of News Corporation.

Scott began his professional life at radio programming syndicator DIR Broadcasting. His responsibilities included creative development and marketing for such well-known network radio programs as “The King Biscuit Flower Hour,” American radio’s preeminent syndicated weekly concert series. Later moving to ABC Radio, Scott focused on the network’s long-form programming initiatives, which included “Casey Kasem’s American Top 40,” “American Country Countdown,” and “Rockline,” among other shows. During his time at DIR and ABC Radio, Scott was actively involved in productions with musical artists such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Duran Duran and Eric Clapton amongst others.

In addition to overseeing MediaPlace and its subsidiaries, Scott is an active board member of advertising industry philanthropic organization The John A. Reisenbach Foundation. Scott holds a BA degree from George Washington University and  resides in New York City with his wife Susan and son Max.

Vito Bruno

He is the founder of AM PM Entertainment Concepts. As the creative leader of this multifaceted, world-class entertainment company Vito has successfully produced, promoted and presented high profile events and content for the benefit of his clients.

Vito has been featured on over 75 high-profile local and national TV shows and in pre-eminent American and international publications. These include The New York Times, The London Times and New York, Details, Interview and Vanity Fair Magazines. Today Vito continues to be an industry innovator and an integral part of the film and music community.

His goal is to always be the first, the best or both.

Vito’s achievements include:
• Currently developing several TV projects.
• Executive Producer of “MARY” with Lionsgate Studios and Mary Aloe. Co-Producer of “Ten Thousand Saints” with Mary Aloe.
• Produced ongoing annual destination-events including Beatstock, Freestyle Free-For- All, Disco Ball (Taj Mahal,) Parti Gras, and Miracle on 34th Street.
• Produced more than 50 music videos.
• Consulted on several film projects.
• Bringing a little-known genre of music now known as Hip Hop from the Bronx to the main stream. During the same period he produced the first major performances by Madonna..
• Developing musical artists who have created over 50 #1 records on U.S. Billboard charts and sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
• Conceiving and creating the Outlaw Parties, which became the first Raves and grandfather to todays music festivals.
• Producing corporate sponsored cultural events including the Michael Jackson/ Pepsi Press extravaganza, CBS Air Awards, Coca Cola 100th Anniversary, Proctor and Gamble, and fashion shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, and Norma Kamali.
• Partnering with major radio stations, Vito has produced sponsored promotions for the Puerto Rican Day, African-American Day, Cuban Day, Heritage of Pride and Halloween parades.
• Producing events featuring EDM – the hottest force in contemporary dance music. Event headliners have included Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmou5 and Victor Calderone.
• Presenting world renowned artists such as Run DMC, Madonna, Britney Spears, J Lo, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and LL Cool J.

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Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment: A View of the Genre Pictures and the Box Office

Producing the genre picture is a high stakes/high return market. For this subject, Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team defines the genre picture as one that is either action, sci-fi, or thriller. Or possibly a combination of them. Think FAST AND FURIOUS 1-7 or the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE or BOND films. Maybe the X-MEN series or the TAKEN movies. The DIVERGENT, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY or those standbys – STAR WARS or TERMINATOR pics. And the remakes or re-imagined ones like the DARK KNIGHT films or PLANET OF THE APES movies. These are the type of genre pics that Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team are talking about. We asked Mary Aloe about why this is so and how Aloe Entertainment is involved with this type of movie making.

Mary Aloe stated, “these type of movies are usually international hits, crossing all cultures and languages.” Others in the Aloe Entertainment organization described how the sales at the box office and the exceedingly long shelf life for the action, thriller or sci-fi genre movie has skyrocketed (no pun intended) over the years. In 2014 the top 18 films were action, sci-fi, thriller, or a combination of the three (with a couple animation pics thrown in). Mary Aloe continues, “according to Numbers.com, we are talking in the tens of billions of dollars, worldwide. That is something all production companies, including Aloe Entertainment, want to be a part of.” Just one of these box office bonanzas can finance several of those personal projects so many producers, like Mary Aloe, continue to develop. Of course, these type of pictures, the genre ones we are speaking about here, usually cost more to produce and market. Your principle actors, your leads, your stars will expect “full freight’ (their top dollar) to star in one of these genre films. Like it was said at the top, it is a high-risk but high return market. Producer Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment company of movie-makers are stepping in and looking for such genre pics.

                                           

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