Saint James Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to Bloodthirsty, Bikini-Babe-Eating 'Jurassic Shark'

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This is our second film acquisition this year and we’ve recently entered negotiations for at least two more films in 2012 for the Saint James Film Slate and Library!  Moving forward like the Tortoise against the Hare and I’m thankful for a good handful of long-term shareholders that have taken the time to understand our vision moving forward.  It won’t be but next thing we know it and realized revenues will further expand our company’s reach and position.  It’s movies like Jurassic Shark, as part of a business model in Saint James, that will expedite our opportunities and strategic benchmarks for Mike The Pike Productions.  I cannot tell you how excited (and honored) I am to be working with Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin on our next game-changing endeavor, ‘The Skin Trade’.   We’re currently finishing up the script for review with GRRM himself, then working with Vince to package toward what I feel will lead to success in so many ways.

As well, I’m thrilled to be approaching AFM where we’ll begin to realize opportunities for this project, our Saint James library and effects driven sci-fi thriller, White Space.   Thanks again for the opportunity to work toward making Mike The Pike Productions a mini-major contender, as I will continue to do each day with passion and a focused strategy.

More Movies…More Revenue

Thrilled about today’s release (last post) regarding our acquisition of Blood Rites (http://www.bloodritesmovie.com) via wholly owned subsidiary, Saint James Films, LLC — Aside from the fact that the film is a well made, inspired piece of grindhouse/genre goodness, it signifies a major evolution for Saint James Films as a whole.  Why, you may ask?  How is this film different from the others on SJF’s slate for 2012.  We’ve got Captain Battle: Legacy War, Agent Beetle, Lizzie Borden’s Revenge and more on their way to add to our assets/titles, so why is ‘Blood Rites’ so special?

Well, here it is– Blood Rites was not produced in house by Saint James Films–  it also wasn’t financed by Saint James Films, LLC– that saves two things– money and manpower– neither of which we had to exert to assure a quality finished product with exponential revenue potential.  But we do get to MAKE money with it, partnered with the film’s producers, who now have International Distribution on their project with a producer-friendly arrangement in which both parties win accordingly.   So now, thanks to the work of SJF execs, we have a streamlined ability to pick up quality, saleable product, without any of the burden of budget or project management, all the while effecting similar ROI scenarios.  So imagine this on a larger scale as we continue to grow.  Saint James is producing 5-10 of its own films this year, possibly 10 or more next– all the while, acquiring quality projects from accomplished producers and up-and-coming filmmakers for a win-win, creating a multiplier effect on our output.   The potential here is substantial as it positions the already successful business model for precipitous growth in terms of both revenues and title assets in its film library.  SJF is a numbers game.  We don’t make “Marvel: The Avenger’s” returns in terms of numbers.  But we do, in fact have similar ROI.  More Movies. More Revenue.

Very different from our Mike The Pike Productions slate, such as George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade or White Space, both of which hold tremendous potential for brand prestige, position and impressive returns.   At the same time, they are very much the same, simply that they operate in different realms– as always, the overall model is that SJF provides consistent near-term revenues, while MTP prepares itself to bask as the next  Summit or Lions Gate Entertainment… Summit, of course was acquired by LGF recently for $400,000,000.   Not bad– and all justified by one little franchise called Twilight, based on a well received book….Lion’s Gate of course found its first footing with 2000’s ‘American Psycho’.  Sounds like a familiar scenario, doesn’t it?  A well received author under option by a budding film company turns out, arguably, two of the most successful mini-majors in the history of film.

Shareholders-  to really get a feel for how powerful the low budget/microbudget model can be in supporting our more ambitious efforts– PLEASE I ask you do just a little bit of ‘homework’ — here’s a few reading assignments:


  http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/paramount-launches-micro-budget-division-insurge-pictures/

  http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/blog/5-things-know-about-trends-independent-film

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-budget_film

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118036708

Saint James Films making great strides with new acquisition!

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Really looking forward to sharing this in the coming days, but just to let everyone among our 4,333 followers (and growing) know that our subsidiary, Saint James Films has just inked a game changing deal for the company.  I’m working on a press release to ensure I get the value of the deal across properly, but I’m confident it will give SJF the ability to really maximize its deal flow toward a win-win with our distributor, TomCat Films, LLC and the upflow into development/production for MTP .

Exclusive Interview with MIKP CEO, Mark B. Newbauer on StockTradersTalk Radio

Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) an entertainment company with a focus in feature films, graphic novels and media holdings will be a featured guest in an exclusive live interview on StockTradersTalk Radio.

The STT Radio Exclusive Interview will be held on Monday, May 21st at 8:00pm EDT, and can be heard live at the IHub Auditorium http://www.investorshub.advfn.com/boards/auditorium.aspx . Additionally, our show can be heard live directly from our STT Live Page at http://www.stocktraderstalk.com/live . An archived recorded version of the interview can be found and heard on the homepage of STT athttp://www.stocktraderstalk.com indefinitely following the live interview.

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Andy Brase designs cover for France's release of George R.R. Martin's The Skin Trade

Beware!!!! Lycanthropy is spreading.  Dire Wolves spotted in France this morning: Pretty awesome- GREAT WORK on George R. R. Martin’s The Skin Trade, Andy Brase!!

check out Andy’s blog here:  http://andybrase.blogspot.com/2012/02/skin-trade-cover-art-for-george-rr.html   showing off the cover of The Skin Trade – now available in France at http://www.editions-actusf.fr/george-r-r-martin/skin-trade

George R.R. Martin says it's Time to Howl for The Skin Trade

Pretty Awesome—- GEORGE R.R. MARTIN graces us with his presence today.  Check out his post about The Skin Trade on his very own blog. When I first optioned the story for www.mtpprods.com, I was drawn to it on several levels and, as we continue to develop the project, we are full-on living, breathing these characters and the universe in which they exist.

It’s unarguable, GRRM is well deserving of his recent accolades, which have been a long time coming— one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, USA Today’s Author of the Year, and New York Times Bestseller, with much thanks HBO’s production of George’s ‘Game of Thrones’.   As an auteur, his work is being enjoyed en masse- he’s becoming a brand of sorts- and it’s this fervor that surrounds his work as of late, that makes the project that much more exciting.  We loved him and his work well before GoT—but now, it’s as if this project can be rightly celebrated by so many who recognize his genius, that may have overlooked the project otherwise before.

‘nuff said— bottom line— Get ready for a twist-and-turn murder mystery like no other you’ve ever seen before— and much thanks to George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Ryan Colucci, Beth Newbauer and Stacey Parks of www.filmspecific.com for being an integral part of it all.

White Space's Holt McCallany in Law & Order SVU

White Space star, Holt McCallany effected a gripping performance on this week’s Law & Order: SVU

If you missed it, check it out at: http://www.hulu.com/watch/320414/law-and-order-special-victims-unit-official-story.  

You’ll see why the Seattle Post Intelligencer calls him ‘electrifying’.  We think so too.  Way to go, Holt! 

Mike The Pike update: SPOKEFISH GN ‘R.E.M.’ looking awesome!

Mike The Pike update: SPOKEFISH GN ‘R.E.M.’ looking awesome!  check out progress update from project manager, spoke lane entertainment….

MIKP finalizes terms to acquire profitable film production company

Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. Finalizes Terms to Acquire Profitable Film Production Company with Active Worldwide Revenue Streams

LOS ANGELES, CA –-January 9, 2012- Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (OTC: MIKP) has signed off on final terms to acquire a film company and its library of feature films as a wholly owned subsidiary.  The seller produces low-budget genre films for the global marketplace that have proven particularly attractive to buyers in international markets.

The company’s founders have extensive experience in production, sales, distribution and investment banking; creating content with longstanding relationships to buyers worldwide and with presence at major film markets around the world, including the AFM, Berlinale and Cannes.

MIKP CEO, Mark B. Newbauer states, “The acquisition is a no-brainer in terms of an asset acquisition with active accounts receivables. All of the films produced thus far by the seller have included pre-sales to foreign territories in excess of their original budgets, giving Mike the Pike Productions a proven business model for consistent cash-money revenues.”

Mike The Pike expects to sign the final Sale and Purchase Agreement in the coming days at which point the company and its executives, properties, etc. will be announced.

Meanwhile, MTP works to complete post-production for its effects-driven sci-fi thriller White Space and packaging its werewolf mystery/thriller, George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade.

As well, MIKP has secured www.dtcchill.com to work on its behalf to restore DTC eligibility, expanding its availability to prospective shareholders. E-Trade, among several others, is currently accepting purchase of MIKP.

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