Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. Announces Material Shareholder Update

LOS ANGELES, CA- July 11, 2012- Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) an entertainment company with a focus in feature films, graphic novels and media holdings, issues the following update for shareholders in the company in a continued employment of actions toward increased shareholder value in line with company growth, including settlement of debt & liabilities, reduction of authorized and outstanding shares, finalization of feature films, sales and distribution of feature films, development of feature film and graphic novel properties. CEO/Producer, Mark B. Newbauer issues the following report on behalf of the company:
In Q2, Mike The Pike Productions launched an aggressive program to reduce debt and liabilities as well as share structure in a long-term commitment to growth and added-value for its shareholders.
Material transactions in regards to share structure include:
May 23, 2012- Nearly 50%Reduction of Authorized Shares from 5b to 2.586b
June 11, 2012- Reduction of Outstanding Shares by 150,000,000 from 2.586b to 2.436b
June 18, 2012- Reduction of Outstanding Shares by 60,000,000 from 2.436b to 2.376b
June 21, 2012- Reduction of Outstanding Shares by 53,000,000 from 2.376b to 2.323b
June 29, 2012- Reduction of Outstanding Shares by 74,683,347 from 2.323b to 2.249b
June 29, 2012- Reduction of Authorized Shares by 337,683,347 from 2.586b to 2.249b
The company reduced more than 50% of its Authorized Shares and 13.5% of its Outstanding Shares in Q2 with plans for continued added value therein.
Material transactions in regards to reduction of debt/liabilities include:
June 1, 2012- Reduction of Current Liabilities by $190,000
June 7, 2012- Reduction of Long-Term Liabilities by $236,834
June 15, 2012- Reduction of Long-Term Liabilities by $104,000
July 10, 2012- Reduction of Long-Term Liabilities by $142,077
Total reduction of debt and long-term liabilities since Q1 = $672,911 resulting in the lowering of debt/liabilities in total from $1,582,953 to $910,042 with continued plans to reduce debt and build assets through 2012.
FEATURE FILMS: Effects driven sci-fi thriller, White Space, (www.enterwhitespace.com) is currently in post-production. Principal photography took place in Spring/Summer 2011 and Producers are currently working to ensure the film is completed in a timely manner toward the best possible sales outcome. Post Production elements include visual effects, editing, score, color grading among others.
The team looks to have a trailer and/or sizzle reel completed for the film by this year’s American Film Market (www.americanfilmmarket.com) and Producers have already received a number of unsolicited requests from distributors (domestic and foreign) with interest in the project. The film stars Holt McCallany (Gangster Squad, Bullet to the Head) and Zulay Henao (Takers, Fighting, Hostel III) and is written by Clay McLeod Chapman, based on a story by Ryan Colucci (The Skin Trade, Harbor Moon).
The company has also Optioned the rights to the World Fantasy Award Winning ‘The Skin Trade’ (www.theskintrademovie.com) by New York Times Bestselling author, George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind HBO’s increasingly popular ‘Game of Thrones’. Currently in script stages, Producers Mark B. Newbauer and Ryan Colucci look to package The Skin Trade with director and/or cast with at least 2 additional werewolf projects for this year’s American Film Market.
The company believes both films to have multi-million dollar sales/distribution potential.

As well, the company is currently in negotiation for film rights to another book to be announced upon closing.
Mike The Pike Productions recently acquired Saint James Films, LLC- a movie studio producing highly entertaining genre movies for the worldwide marketplace. The company is headed by Mike The Pike CEO, Mark B. Newbauer and sales/distribution veteran and Ted Chalmers, founder/CEO of genre powerhouse, TomCat Films, LLC (www.tomcatfilmsllc.com )
In addition to projects acquired in the deal, the company under new ownership has produced two feature films, ‘Agent Beetle’ and ‘Captain Battle’ (http://saintjamesfilms.com/?cat=17) which have secured a distribution deal with TomCat and active sales agreements for foreign territories including Germany, Thailand, Malaysia/Singapore and Indonesia and expects additional sales to U.S., Canada, Latin America and other Key Territories. Each film was produced for under $1m and both have recouped their initial budgets into net profits via pre-sales agreements.
Saint James Films (www.facebook.com/saintjamesfilms) has recently begun pre-production on sorority-slasher, ‘Revenge of Lizzie Borden’ and looks to have the film fully finished by end of August 2012 to be presented at this year’s AFM alongside the company’s current slate with announcement of at least two additional projects this year.
SJF is also in negotiation for distribution rights to Zombie franchise, Aftermath, the first picture of which is currently in production.
GRAPHIC NOVELS- Mike The Pike Productions is partnered with Spoke Lane Entertainment (www.harbor-moon.com) to publish three books this year including mind-bending thriller ‘R.E.M’., fantasy ‘Bulderlyns’ and twisted murder mystery, ‘Chasing Rabbits’. Spoke Lane’s Ryan Colucci is overseeing the projects and updates on the books can be found frequently on Colucci’s website http://ryancolucci.wordpress.com/ or the MTP blog. The books are aimed at both profitability and source material for feature film development and/or film rights sales.
Quarterly Report for Q2 is currently underway and the company aims to file before the deadline of August 15, 2012. The company’s goal into 2013 is to continually improve the company’s share structure while reducing debts and increasing revenues toward an uplist to BB, AMEX or NASDAQ.
If you missed the www.stocktraderstalk.com Radio interview and you are a shareholder or prospective shareholder of MIKP, it is highly recommended by company execs that you give a listen as a companion to what all involved feel will be a game changing year for the company.
The interview can be reviewed on STT website, Investorshub Auditorium or on our blog at: http://blog.mtpprods.com/2012/05/23/werewolves-superheros-and-reduced-authorized-share-count/
About Mike The Pike Productions, Inc..: Mike The Pike Productions is an entertainment company specializing in feature films, graphic novels and media acquisitions. Overall, MIKP projects are ‘Mainstream Independent’, combining a well-structured vision with top-tier talent; challenging current standards while maintaining mass appeal. Official Company Website: www.mtpprods.com
CEO Mark B. Newbauer’s bio on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1474431/bio
MIKP IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER LINKS:
• Visit our website at www.mtpprods.com
• MTP Facebook: www.facebook.com/MTPfb
• White Space official website: www.enterwhitespace.com
• White Space Facebook: www.facebook.com/enterwhitespace
• George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade: www.theskintrademovie.com
• GRRM The Skin Trade Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlackstoneManor
• Subsidiary- Saint James Films, LLC: www.saintjamesfilms.com
• Saint James Films on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saintjamesfilms

Contact:

Mark B. Newbauer
310-986-2734
mark@mtpprods.com

Werewolves, Superheros and Reduced Authorized Share count!

Okay so the first two may or may not exist, but it is 100% fact that Mike The Pike Productions has filed to reduce its Authorized share count by nearly 50% as announced on tonight’s exclusive call with www.stocktraderstalk.com.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW RIGHT HERE ON MTP!

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If you are a shareholder of MIKP- you definitely should listen to this interview! Along with the reduced share count in OTC:MIKP, listeners/viewers were granted exclusive access to information on White Space, George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade, Captain Battle and everything that is Mike The Pike Productions– from sales and revenues potential, operational benchmarks set for aggressive reduction in liabilities, share buybacks with film revenues and so much more!   As well, shareholders were granted a sneak peek at the trailer for subsidiary Saint James Films’ ‘Captain Battle: Legacy War’ which is currently selling rights like hotcakes to international markets at this year’s Marche du Film 2012 at Cannes!   I am confident that real investors will be very pleased with our actions moving forward and we’re thankful for all those that are part of Mike The Pike!

Best,

Mark B. Newbauer

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….

Happy New Year 2012 from Mike The Pike Productions

Thank you to all who have supported us to date and welcome to those that have just taken notice.  2011 was quite a year for the company— I’ll do my best to spare you the cliche of an overly detailed lookback— but I can’t help but be thankful for the opportunity we had this year to take the motion pictures division full force with sci-fi thriller White Space, now in post-production.  Much thanks goes to producing partner, Ryan Colucci and his Spoke Lane Entertainment, for bringing the project to our table.

White Space is a deep space monster movie set amidst a classic tale of vengeance and obsession, is high-concept and overall large in scale, thanks to a great story and a bevy of high-end special effects.

All involved anticipate an impressive ROI and, the feat itself, accomplishing a film of this magnitude in our embryonic stage, will no doubt pay off in a very big way.  I’m very proud for the accomplishment thus far and thrilled with partners and friends, old and new, who made it all possible.  Looking forward, now that we’ve finally been able to take the steps necessary toward becoming a ‘real live boy! (er, fish), I’m confident that diligence in executing our growth strategy will lead to exponential growth and industry position.  That’s the last of the ‘CEO-speak’ but I say it from the heart, despite the board room lingo.

Then there’s George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade.  Wow.  Not much more to say than that in regards to the year of well deserved success for the author (see his comments at http://grrm.livejournal.com/257374.html).   USA Today’s Author of the Year; Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People; New York Times Bestseller List, and 13 Emmy Nominations for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

What does this have to do with Mike The Pike’s adaptation of GRRM’s World Fantasy Award winning werewolf masterpiece, The Skin Trade?  Directly, not much.  But you’ll remember, I optioned the rights to this well before HBO gave a greenlight to Game of Thrones— I did it because I truly loved the story, the characters and the rich universe surrounding what I consider to be the best werewolf fiction ever written.

…and then comes Game of Thrones (by the way, you can toss my efforts to keep this short into a vat of hydrochloric acid)— and the mass appeal the show achieved in just one premiered episode, at which point HBO greenlit a second season and only a few months later, HBO co-Pres, Richard Plepler states boldly that Game of Thrones will go on for as long as George continues to write.   Now George is quickly becoming a brand and the industry has taken note— Syfy just picked up ‘Wild Cards’ and Season 2 of GoT takes flight with Dragons and all in April of this year.

Meanwhile,  I am full force on development and packaging initiatives for ‘The Skin Trade’ to make it the howling success I know it can be.  Yeah, I just said that.  I did. I could backspace, but I’m leaving it.

Short version:  George is the man- and the powers that be are recognizing this.  The success overflow has helped our project achieve a shimmering exterior with which to present and package; then, attach a producing partner with financing capabilities (of which there are already contenders) for an all-out win-win watershed success.

WTF is Spokefish?  Well, glad you asked— Spokefish is our Graphic Novel/Comics/Publishing division.  It was borne as a partnership between Mike the Pike Productions and Spoke Lane Entertainment.  This is something I don’t talk about as much as we could because getting through a graphic novel from start to finish is quite the process— much like a movie—but the process itself, the ‘how does the watch work?’, doesn’t interest those except the proud but few whose idea of online erotic satisfaction is a few hours clicking through DeviantArt.  But boy is the work impressive.  I love receiving new pages, seeing them penciled, then colored, coming to life, step by step, with each new stroke (are you hot yet?)  –

We’ve got three books in production— R.E.M., Bulderlyns and Chasing Rabbits— all from the auteur behind the critically acclaimed Harbor Moon.

If you like dragons, serial killers and paradoxical sleep patterns,  then you’ll love these books.  I cannot WAIT until we finish them. By ‘we’, I mean the artists.  I can hold my own with a good stick figure, and my Ant cartoons circa age 9 were a big hit with the family, but….

Well, Anyway—- Aside from being moderately profitable based on projections, the promise the books really hold (from a purely soul-less financial perspective) are as movie adaptations— be it in-house productions or film-rights partnerships and sales— these are are all solid prospects for screen. These are, for the long-term, the flagship three toward a long-list library we’re developing in-house for book sales and multi-platform storytelling.  Check out more here on our blog and also on our Graphic Novels page, which will be evolving quite a bit in the coming months.

Our second round of GN’s will include one of my own screenplays, one of my very favorites:  ’Children of the Night’, a teen homage to Bram Stoker’s Dracula along with some other delectable treats that may just make you go blind if you look directly at them. Best to use peripheral vision with Spokefish fare- It’s just that good.

Finally, (drumroll, please) the new acquisition. Currently under negotiation, which was announced about a week ago via Press Release.   This opportunity, which originated with my attendance at this year’s American Film Market, is one of the BEST Christmas, New Year’s and Birthday Presents I could have possibly received.  The best ever for Mike The Pike- who I think has had some pretty sh*tty christmas’ in the past (sorry, buddy).

One of the worst was the blur that is 2003-2005, when our beloved ‘Fish in a Barrel’, only months away from pre-production, full-on packaged with Burt Reynolds and Chris Elliott, along with a host of newcomers and some nice pre-sales in place, was taken down by a fraudulent financier— who also took down two other larger projects that same year- with the promise to leverage a letter of credit we were generously bestowed by an Indiana bank and trust company.

Thankfully this charlatan was taken down for Fraud before anyone got hurt too badly, but it was devastating to say the least.  All for a reason, and I couldn’t be happier that Fish in a Barrel will swim to see another day- this I can promise.

Greater thanks goes to all those who have come to know us and support us- including the best family an entrepreneur could ask for- An incredibly beautiful, considerate, “I-don’t-know-how-she-does-it” wife and mother, and our bundles of joy and tiger blood, Billy Bernard and Jacob James;  Parents that shaped me, encouraged me and taught us always to take the high road, and my amazing friends, all with some outstanding guidance, advice and perspective.

You are most like those you surround yourself with and I’m happy to say my ‘circle’ has rounded out quite nicely for 2012, shedding the final bits of those we wanted to trust but ultimately could not, those we wanted to believe in, but let us down.  It’s put up or shut up from here on out— we’re right-on proper and I couldn’t be happier.  Special thanks to www.filmspecific.com and its founder, Stacey Parks.

Nevertheless, some hard years building what is now Mike The Pike Productions.  Stay tuned for news on the new acquisition— All I can say, in a nutshell, since this post has probably worn-out its welcome for most, is ‘So far, so good’…

I’m confident we’ll have final terms negotiated this week, with Purchase and Sale effected a few days thereafter at which point Mike The Pike Productions will gain a wholly owned subsidiary which will provide immediate assets, cash-money earnings and long-term receivables with a consistent stream of low budget fare with an active, predictable buyer/sales scenario at hand.

This brand will be completely separate from the Mike the Pike Productions brand, but, as a wholly owned subsidiary, MTP will enjoy all the fruits of its labor in terms of revenue accumulation on the books and cash-flow for operations, effecting what I feel will be an ultra-positive spin for MIKP in terms of demand vs. supply on the company’s stock.

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If you skipped over all that, skimming down for whatever catches your eye, you can go f*ck yourself, because I just spent all this time typing it.  Just kidding.

I simply hope that everyone can take the time this year to focus on being a better person, no matter how good you may already feel, you can always be better and inspire those around you to do the same.

This does have a lasting, residual effect and will make for great things you may not have felt possible.  People will surprise you— good and bad, but so long as you always focus on what is right, good things will come to you.

Do the very best job it is you can at anything and everything you do.  Do more things you really love doing.  Find the time.  MAKE the time.  It’s there— we all have 24 hours.  Do something you’ve always wanted to this year.  But don’t forget the key—Make sure you do it with all your heart- and you will thrive.

WARNING: DRAGONS ON THE LOOSE! MTP breathing fire into ‘BULDERLYNS’

Pawel Sambor, (www.harbor-moon.com) is making great strides on Spokefish’s graphic novel, Bulderlyns as an inker/colorist.  Spokefish’s Ryan Colucci states, “It is safe to say that the one thing about Harbor Moon everyone raves about (over everything else) is the coloring.  So to have him for this book is a major coup.  Igor Wolski’s pencils with Pawel’s colors are going to be killer.”

Bulderlyns is about a small town just outside of Chicago that is turned upside down when a businessman brings his son a rare egg from a trip overseas.  The egg hatches and the town is besieged by one of the two mythical Bulderlyn creatures inside.  The small boy and the other, gentler creature must teach each other the meaning of courage as they attempt to save the town from the beast.

CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE to Check out details on what MTP Spokefish project manager, Ryan Colucci, says “will be a monster of a book.”   ‘Chasing Rabbits’  is one of three books currently in production under the Spokefish banner and the link will take you to some ‘killer’ artwork by newcomer Sigit Nugroho