R.E.M. -THE LAST 48

Unlike solving crimes, the LAST 48 hours may be the most crucial in any kickstarter campaign.  And our campaign is no exception.  We can still use your help and hope that you’ll lucid dream your way over to Kickstarter and get your copy of R.E.M. today!

For those of you that have already taken advantage of the rewards in our campaign- congratulations and thank you!

It’s amazing to think that since my last post we’ve nearly doubled our support in dollars- getting ever closer to the $20,000 we need to cover total book costs!

I’m thrilled to have this book mark Mike The Pike’s entry into the world of graphic novels.  Moreso, I’m thrilled for the team behind R.E.M.

There is nothing quite as gratifying as a creative success (except maybe a creative success with potential for financial success) and with R.E.M., Ryan Colucci and Zsombor Huska have achieved both.

And we couldn’t have done it without you- for this we will be ever grateful.  It’s truly amazing what the Kickstarter community can achieve.  If you aren’t an active part of this, check it out– its quickly become a platform for reciprocal giving as our own campaign has inspired me to take a look at other campaigns and help them out with my own support.

Either way– whether you’re an active member of kickstarter, a shareholder of Mike The Pike Productions or just a big fan of one-of-a-kind graphic novels– this is your chance to reap some truly striking rewards for your support!   #kickstarter #REM #mikethepike #graphicnovels

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George R.R. Martin – Hollywood demand on the rise….

Congratulations to George R.R. Martin, author behind Mike The Pike Productions’ ‘THE SKIN TRADE’ and HBO’s Game of Thrones!!!

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By Patrick Kevin DayFebruary 6, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

George R.R. Martin is much in-demand in Hollywood these days, as the HBO series based on his books, “Game of Thrones,” is the rare combination of a critical and commercial hit that can also move a lot of merchandising. Because of that magic touch, HBO announced on Tuesday that it had signed the science fiction and fantasy author to a two-year overall deal to develop new shows for the pay cable channel.

One would think Martin’s legions of fans would be cheering in the streets at the news that one of their favorite creators was being given more opportunities to bring his vision to TV. Surprisingly, it’s not entirely the case.

While there are assorted cheers here and there, almost resoundingly the reaction has been along the lines of this: “Finish the books, George. Just finish the books.”

“Game of Thrones” is adapted from Martin’s seven-novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels, of which five have been published. While the first three books were published within roughly a year of each other, the writing process of the last two books has been much slower. It took five years for the fourth book to be published and nearly six years for the fifth book.

The slow writing time coupled with Martin’s advancing age (he’s 64) has led many of his most passionate fans to worry that the author won’t be able to finish the series on his own. Their worries aren’t entirely unfounded; Robert Jordan, the bestselling fantasy author of the “Wheel of Time” series, died in 2007, leaving fans clamoring for conclusion of the multi-volume series. Jordan’s publisher, Tor, brought in fantasy author Brandon Sanderson to finish the series, which finally concluded with the publication of “A Memory of Light” in January.

In comments sections, on message boards and on Facebook and Twitter, the fans have been sharing the news and their own anxieties.

“I completely support #georgerrmartinand all his artistic endeavors and OH MY GOD WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK?” wrote CNET Managing Editor Jen Guevin.

“George R.R. Martin STOP MAKING NEW STUFF AND JUST FINISH WHAT YOU’VE STARTED!!”wrote New York area game designer Eric Chung.

The deal will have Martin continuing to co-executive produce the “Game of Thrones” TV show in addition to the ability to develop and produce new series for the channel.

Martin continues to write the sixth and penultimate book in the series, “The Winds of Winter.” Though he posted a new sample chapter on his website in January, there’s still no announcement of when the book is expected to be published.

Martin isn’t a newcomer to Hollywood. He spent years as a TV writer in the 1980s, writing for the “Twilight Zone” reboot as well as “Beauty and the Beast.” It was the failure of a proposed series he created in the early ’90s, “Doorways,” which pushed him back to writing fiction and the creation of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series in the first place. He has stated that he wanted to write a series as big as his imagination and not be hampered by the limitations of a television budget.

Many fans have expressed a desire for Martin to adapt his “Wild Cards” series of collaboratively written novels about superheroes to the screen. The series of books, begun in 1987, is a shared universe created by a collective of science fiction and fantasy writers and edited by Martin and Melinda Snodgrass.

LUCKY NUMBER 7: George R.R. Martin named in Hollywood's Top 25 most powerful authors

GREAT NEWS!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS TO GRRM and his manager, Created By’s Vince Gerardis, on a well deserved accolade here.  Not too shabby for Mike The Pike either as we’re actively developing www.theskintrademovie.com based on Martin’s World Fantasy Award winning book…

Lizzie Borden Hacks her way into The Film Catalogue for this year's AFM

 

It’s listed as in ‘pre-production’ but we are currently in post-production on the project FYI….look to wrap it up in the next few weeks!   Again– More movies…More revenue

 

 

White Space star, Holt McCallany, stars alongside Randy Couture in 'Hijacked'– score.

Yes, another lead role in another feature film for our ship’s captain, Holt McCallany— Congrats, Holt! Rent Hijacked on Blu-Ray, July 31st.http://www.beyondhollywood.com/randy-couture-gets-hijacked/hijacked-34/ImageImage

MIKP movie news! Saint James Films, LLC secures worldwide distribution with Genre Superstar, TomCat Films, LLC

Superheroes Invade Cannes – Meet with TomCat Films/ Ted Chalmers

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Dear Valued Customer,Cannes Film Market is coming up soon and TomCat Films LLC is bringing the superheroes! Please take a look at the new films we have below.  Then, please send us back some suggested meeting times.  We will be in Cannes May 16th through May 25th at Lerins S-14. You can also set an appoinment online by following this link: http://tomcatfilmsllc.com/marchedufilm

Superheroes at Cannes!! TomCat Films LLC has completed production on AGENT BEETLE, CAPTAIN BATTLE and RISE OF THE BLACK BAT! (Worldwide rights are currently available).

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If you would like to meet with TomCat Films at CANNES, please take a look at some of the new films we have below.  We will be at Lerins Stand: S-14

If you have not done so already please send us some suggested meeting times for CANNES, or you can set an appoinment online by following this link: http://tomcatfilmsllc.com/marchedufilm

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Cannes!

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SUPERHEROES AT CANNES!!


CAPTAIN BATTLE CAPTAIN BATTLE: LEGACY WAR

COMPLETED

Sam Battle follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather, a WWII super hero known as CAPTAIN BATTLE, by accepting an experimental drug while in the military. The drug turns him into a super-being with strength, agility and intelligence beyond that of a normal human. After his tour of duty he returns home to see his hometown over run by ruthless neo Nazi thugs who serve and evil mastermind known as, THE NECROMANCER. They plot to raise the Third Reich again by re-animating Himmler. Only Sam, as the new Captain Battle, can save them!


Agent Beetle

AGENT BEETLE

COMPLETED

A rookie cop (Daniel Lavigne “The Immortals”) goes undercover at a drug company and poses as a criminal in order to get the information on a program that gives convicted felons superpowers. With his reporter ex-girlfriend (Emanuelle Carriere “Jurassic Shark”) on his trail, he must use his newly acquired powers to stop the program and bring its powerful convicts to justice.


Rise of the Black BatRISE OF THE BLACK BAT

COMPLETED

In a City where crime rules supreme, District Attorney Tony Quinn has the scales of justice stacked against him. When a crime boss has Tony blinded by acid, it seems that crime has won for good. But through a miracle of modern science, Tony is given the ability to see in the dark like a bat. Tony Quinn takes the guise of the Black Bat to see to it that crime pays and that the scales of justice are balanced once more.

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IRON SOLDIERIRON SOLDIERCOMPLETED

A robot created by the military falls into the hands of a group of mercenaries. It’s up to the son of the man who created the robot to stop the mercenaries before they sell the robot to a foreign power.

Website and Trailer


AMAZING BULKTHE AMAZING BULK

COMPLETED

The Bulk goes on a rampage through the city, destroying everything in his path. Hank is caught by a relentless detective, imprisoned by Darwin, and forced to battle the sadistic Dr. Kantlove, who threatens to blow up the moon with his arsenal of weapons.



ABOUT TOMCAT FILMS LLC

Arizona based TomCat Films LLC was formed in 2007 by a financing entity to produce low budget films for the world market. All of its productions have been profitable.  Recently released productions include METAL MAN, ALICE IN MURDERLAND, and STAR QUEST: THE ODYSSEY. BLOODY MARY 3D is scheduled to be released in the U.S. later in 2011.

Ted Chalmers

At TomCat Films we will specialize in offering highly marketable films for your territory. We will also utilize state of the art technology to make the experience of buying and delivering films as simple and transparent as possible.  Please email me for details.ABOUT TED CHALMERSThe company is headed by sales and distribution veteran Ted Chalmers. Mr. Chalmers has been a film and TV executive since 1990. He has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well-known films as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, HELLRAISER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, ONE FALSE MOVE, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY and EVIL DEAD 2.

Monique Nayard

ABOUT MONIQUE NAYARD

Monique R. Nayard established her career over 20 years ago and has successfully worked in both international film and television distribution.  In the most recent years, Monique has been working as a Sales Executive with Moving Pictures Film & TV, which recently became ICAP Media.  Her prior engagements included sales for Strategic Film Partners, Sandra Carter Global, Katapult and Shoreline.

Our website will feature regular updates of new films available for your territory.  Please sign up to receive special access to our screening room (more titles coming soon) where you can watch full length screeners online.

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MIKP's SAINT JAMES FILMS COO/PRESIDENT, TED CHALMERS at the TomCat Films booth 2012 Marche du Film Cannes!


Thanks for all the hard work, Ted. Like Captain Battle- you, too, are a Saint James Superhero!
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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