Imperia Entertainment Announces Audition Locations for “Never Submit” and Nationwide Talent Search
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2006–Imperia Entertainment (Pink Sheets:IPRE) President James Hergott announced today the audition locations for the MMA movie “Never Submit” talent search. The cross-country talent search will seek to find the action stars of the next generation. Those selected will get an opportunity to be featured in “Never Submit.”
A future release will detail the dates and times of the auditions as well as criteria. Please do not contact the individual locations for information. All audition inquiries should be directed to Cindy Ortiz via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a dojo or suitable location for participating in the auditions, please contact Cindy as well.
The following are the list of locations for the search:
S.L.O Kickboxing and The Pit
956 Foothill Blvd. Unit B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Home of UFC Light-heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and John Hackleman, one of the most accomplished combat fighting trainers on the West Coast located in the city of San Luis Obispo, California.
Mark Laimon Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu
2104 Highland Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Home of “The Ultimate Fighter” trainer (seasons 1, 2 and 4), Marc Laimon as well as a multitude of professional fighters including Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Jay Hieron, Kevin Randleman, “The Ultimate Fighter” season 3 middleweight winner Kendall Grove, and “The Ultimate Fighter” season 2 welterweight winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.
Renzo Gracie Academy
224 W. 30th ST Suite #100
Manhattan, NY 10001
One of the East Coast’s premier mixed martial arts facilities located in Manhattan, New York.
Jorge Gurgel Mixed Martial Arts Academy
4420 Lewis Street
Middletown, Ohio 45044
Home of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 2 welterweight contender and UFC fighter Jorge Gurgel.
Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Lake Forest
23 Spectrum Pointe Drive Suite 205
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Considered to be one of Orange County’s finest MMA schools specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) located on the West Coast.
Gracie Barra Countryside
921 B W 55th Street
Countryside, Illinois 60525
One of Chicago’s most popular MMA facilities owned and operated by associates of the world famous Gracie family and home to several BJJ champions.
American Kickboxing Academy
1830 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Home to “The Ultimate Fighter” season 1 contenders Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck and Bobby Southworth as well as UFC fighters Phil Baroni, Josh Thompson, Paul Buentello and Trevor Prangley, to name a few.
About “Never Submit”
“Never Submit” is a movie which portrays the thrill of victory and agony of defeat within the sport. The story is set in a tournament setting similar to the movie “Bloodsport” but rather than exploiting the sport as underground no-holds-barred fighting, it seeks to portray the sport in a realistic and positive light. The movie will be an inspirational tale similar to “Rocky.” Unlike “Rocky,” the lead character is an educated young man, rather than a beaten-down punch-drunk fighter. Mr. Hergott comments: “MMA is a very intellectual sport. A physical chess match. I want to portray the sport and its fighters as intelligent rather than dumb brawlers, as is often done in other movies.”
About Imperia Entertainment
Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (www.imperiaentertainment.com) is a company that has emerged as a player in the area of independent film production and distribution, once monopolized by the major film studios. In conjunction with its distribution subsidiary, Imperia International Distribution, the company engages in investing in and producing and distributing full-length feature films. Along with its equity interest in “All That I Need” (www.allthatineed.net), released in theaters last December, Imperia’s film properties include its feature film in post production, “Say it In Russian,” starring Faye Dunaway and Agata Gotova, “Brothers,” by Tarquin Gotch (“Home Alone”), “Never Submit,” a feature film on the subject of mixed martial arts, “Whiskers,” a family film, made by Imperia’s subsidiary, Muller Media, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MUME) and the award-winning “Autograph” television series (www.autograph.tv), which airs on the OlympuSAT system.