Who the Frak is a reality series that Richard Hatch filmed with a group of friends a couple of years ago. This promo clip features Richard and his son Paul, Michael Wehrhahn, producer of The Monkey King; Richard’s friends Derek Conley and Jean Williams. #richardhatch #whothefrak #richardhatchvideos #richardhatchmovies
SYNOPSIS: While traveling the world through scifi reality of conventions, cruise ships and box office events, meeting with some of the zaniest of people, join Richard’s emotionally energized rollercoaster ride inside and outside the business of Hollywood and what his daily routines are.
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Some history: The late Joe Oriolo was a leading animator, best-known for creating or co-creating Felix the Cat and Caspar the Friendly Ghost cartoon series. In 1972 Joe Oriolo partnered with Bert Hecht to form Oriolo Film Studios. They jointly worked on a number of projects, including Choppy the Princess, and our live Felix series; Don Oriolo, Joe’s son, created the music for the live Felix series as a work for hire.
In 1982, Hecht and Oriolo split up their partnership acrimoniously; Hecht’s new company, “Albert D. Hecht d/b/a Production & Direction Services”, got all distribution rights for “the total Choppy project” for the U.S. and Canada, but with technical ownership remaining in Oriolo Film Studios. Hecht also received all of the materials for the Choppy series and a Choppy feature film. Oriolo received all rights to the Felix the Cat live series, and worked on completing it prior to his death December 25, 1985. Larry Wehrhahn , Michael Wehrhahn and Jim Markovic the post producers provided post production services for the project as well as media services, and when the company funding was lost and went out of business, they were left with the incomplete series and the abandoned materials for it. Wehrhahn and Markovic, New Cat Associates, Ltd., completed the Felix the Cat live-action series from the ground up and finally released the series.
The series has been issued in nine volumes by Mr. FAT-W Video; the contents are listed below; the links under those listings will take you directly to Amazon.com to purchase the DVDs.
While the series was intended primarily for the young audience that watches series such as Sesame Street and Barney and other “PBS Kids” series, there is actually a sly tongue-in-cheek humor; the video promo below illustrates this, as well as giving you an idea of what the series looks like.
Cast: Rick Davis
Gary De Lena
Executive Producer: Noel Paul
Producer/Director: Marc Nathan, Michael Wehrhahn
Writer: Jack McDonnell
Associate Director: Lesley Jake
Associate Producer: Richard D. Levine
Musical Director: Don Oriolo
Set Designer: James Stewart
Lighting Director: John Friborg
Stage Manager: Mitchell Baum
Makeup/Wardrobe: Paulette Aller
Post Production Facilities: Carob Video
Devlin Productions Global Star Productions / Entertainment
Post Production Producers: Jim Markovic
Production Servides: Vienek Corp. A General American Company
Copyright: ©2017 New Cat Associates, Ltd.
Above the Sky
Afraid of the Light
Follow the Bouncing Ball
Give a Ring
Give Us A Lift
In A Flash
Just Keep Rolling
Star Light, Star Bright
Walk, Don’t Run
Writing In The Sand
Your Country Is A Family
Global Star Production’s Partner’s with Liquid Entertainment Ltd. and Installment Entertainment, Inc.
Installment’s first game under the Liquid banner will be an episodic narrative game, digital comic and associated merchandising based on the classic Monkey King legend from Global Star Productions.
Liquid signs an Option Agreement to acquire up to 100% of Installment Entertainment, Inc.
Vancouver, B.C. – (January 16, 2017) Liquid Entertainment Ltd. (the “Company” or “Liquid”) is pleased to announce the signing of an option agreement to acquire up to 100% of the assets of gaming company Installment Entertainment Inc.(“Installment”).
Under the terms of the option agreement, the Company will advance Installment an undisclosed amount of cash and stock of Liquid within 15 days of signing the option agreement.
Additionally, Liquid will invest an undisclosed amount into Installment’s proprietary gaming engine and to license gaming rights to key intellectual properties.
As part of the agreement Liquid will assume management control of Installment overseeing the day to day operations of the company to develop, produce and distribute episodic gaming content, digital comics and ancillary promotional and merchandising properties.
Installment’s first game under the Liquid banner will be an episodic narrative game, digital comic and associated merchandising based on the classic Monkey King legend from Global Star Productions, producers of Chow Yun-Fat and Donnie Yen’s The Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven’s Place directed by Poi-Soi Cheang When released this film had the highest grossing opening day in China and is only the third film to earn more than a billion at the box office in China.
Based on the rich history of the Monkey King stories and legends, Liquid Entertainment will utilize cutting edge technologies to entertain, educate and immerse audiences globally.
CEO of Liquid Entertainment Krysanne Katsoolis states “We are excited to acquire the assets of Installment which we see as a cornerstone strategic acquisition for Liquid. Installment’s proprietary gaming tools and licensed IP combined with Liquid’s expertise in gaming cinematics is a winning combination.”
Installment Entertainment, Inc. director James Drage states “We believe this partnership with Liquid and The Monkey King will be the future of cultural engagement, connecting stories with technology and allowing audiences to engage with content like never before.”
Michael Wehrhahn CEO of Global Star Productions and Producer of The Monkey King film states “ Installment and Liquid Entertainment is a perfect partnership that understands the brand and offers a platform to engage our fans in a whole new story-telling experience.. We are excited and looking forward to this new relationship and the fresh content it will bring to the global Monkey King audience. .
About Installment Entertainment Inc.
Installment is engaged in the business of developing story rich, narrative episodic games for licensed properties for the global digital market.
About Liquid Entertainment Ltd.
The Company is a multi-platform, multi-faceted entertainment company dedicated to bringing the best in evergreen content to the world. The Company is an intellectual property aggregator utilizing expert boutique teams to create, produce, and distribute content across all platforms.
Further information about the Company is available under its profile on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com.