Film Event Producer Launches Agency

Eric Vollweiler announced The Vollweiler Agency based in Saratoga Springs, NY, was recently featured in the Hollywood Times. He’s produced and marketed 75 film festivals and events for 16 years across the US, Canada, and Europe. The Emerson College graduate most recent event is the Independent Filmmaker Day virtual event in which panelists included Ice-T (Law and Order), Harry Lennix (The Blacklist), Graham King (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Richard Dreyfuss (Stand By Me).

- Selling sponsorships and advertising
- Booking entertainment professionals or celebrities
- Social media promotion

Agency Partners:
- Haydenfilms Agency provides university students with an outlet to explore the fields of advertising, marketing and film production.
- Henderson Promos Custom Apparel
- Festivote - Audience voting and engagement solution for film festivals
Film Festivals and Events:
Independent Filmmaker Day (Sundance Film Festival)
Independent Filmmaker Day (Toronto Film Festival)
Woods Hole Film Festival and Boston Film Festival
Kansas City Film Fest
Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival
International Film Festival and Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

Change The Tide - A Review

Rita Pam's Change the tide was first released as a single and later appeared on her second album, Anna. Released in 2014, Change the tide is a song that talks about accepting one's fate in the midst of trials and tribulations. It's not clear if the singer is referring to herself but the song is deep; with a beautiful melody and upbeat drums.

The Latin verses in change the tide tie in beautifully with the overall theme of the song. "Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem" means "Remember to keep a clear head during trials" and "Accipere quam facere praestat injuriam" translates as "It's better to suffer an injustice than to do an injustice"

This is one of Rita's most beloved songs and rightly so, it's an anthem on its own. Listen to change tide here -

Your song for a celebrity's birthday

This week in ShowBiz Blog, we are featuring a one of a kind experience that has blown our minds with something that we’ve quite frankly, haven’t imagined is possible. 

Let’s get to it straight: It is an opportunity where you can vote for your favorite celebrity whose birthday is coming up next month (January 2021) so that they get their very own birthday song. Composing and creating a song is by no means an easy feat, imagine doing a birthday song and that too, for a celebrity! This fantastic voting opportunity is made available for the public by Bring My Song to Life. It works quite simply - a website page called Celebrity Birthday has been created where anyone can vote for their favorite celebrity and the celebrity with the most votes wins and gets a new birthday song composed by the professional team and delivered to the celebrity!

These celebrities don’t need an introduction here as they’re so famous for what they do in the ShowBiz world. The celebs and their birthdays are:

Bradley Cooper - January 5, 

Oprah Winfrey - January 29, 

Jim Carrey - January 17, 

Alicia Keys - January 25, 

Justin Timberlake - January 31, 

Ellen DeGeneres - January 26.

We never know - but a lucky voter’s name could also be featured on the song so it's definitely worth casting your vote for your favorite celeb!

“Bring My Song to Life” team

The website that curated this service “Bring My Song to Life” provides a platform which lets people create a song using the services of an experienced team of musicians and gift that song to their near or dear on special occasions such as a birthday, wedding, a festival or just a happy event in the family. The unique song will then trigger beautiful memories in the future every time it is heard!

Check out some of their sample tracks right here on ShowBiz blog:

Sample 3 - Little Miss Confidence
Sample 1 - Happiness
Sample 2 - Rest In My Shadow
Sample 3 - Little Miss Confidence
Sample 4 - The First Time I Met You
Sample 5 - Little Miss Beautiful
Sample 6 - Breathe On My Fire
Sample 7 - Feelin_ So Fine
Sample 8 - Show My Love
Sample 9 - Party Time