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Sirk wins 2 Telly Awards!

16 Jun

Telly AwardWe are proud to announce that Sirk Productions was recently honored with 2 Telly Awards for excellence in video productions. These are Sirk’s 11th and 12th wins at the awards! The Tellys were awarded for the outstanding promotional work Sirk recently completed for two of their highly valued clients: Konami Gaming, Inc. and The New York Cosmos.

The Tellys, awarded in the Promotional Piece category, are a particularly gratifying honor for Sirk to receive. The awards are an affirmation of Sirk’s hard work in providing the finest in video production services to its clients. Sirk Productions always puts their clients’ needs first and works diligently to craft video marketing solutions that creatively and effectively promote their clients’ brands and messages.

Telemundo 47 NY debuts late-night show “Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro”

5 Mar

Sirk Productions is proud to present a new late-night show, Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, making its premiere on New York’s Telemundo 47 on Saturday night, March 5 at 1am.

 Comedian and professional clown Lorenzo Parro hosts the fast-paced program, featuring celebrity guests, live musical performances and fresh comedy sketches.

The March 5th premiere includes actor and comedian Paul Rodríguez (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore), star player of the New York Red Bulls Rafa Márquez and acclaimed singer-songwriter Ximena Sarinana as the evening’s musical guest.  The March 12 lineup includes Academy Award® nominee Rosie Perez and Colombian stand-up comedian Andrew Kennedy. Former lead of La Ley, the Grammy® Award winning rock band, Beto Cuevas is the evening’s musical guest.

“We created Tu Nite to showcase top Latino talent through the excitement of a late-night format. We know there’s an eager audience for these guests, for this comedy and for our honest take on Latino life in the U.S.,” says Parro.

Sirk Productions’ John Sikes and Marc Perez serve as producers; Lorenzo Parro, Campbell McLaren, Adolfo Velásquez, Federico Mejer and Roberto Alcázar serve as executive producers for the series.  Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro is produced for Telemundo by Bordinni Brothers Productions, EO Integration, Cornelia Street Productions and Sirk Productions.

Sirk TV Announces Winter/Spring Programming, Adds New Affiliates

2 Feb

Largest In-College Dormitory Television Network in the World

New York—SirkTV, the largest in-dorm college television network, has set its Winter/Spring programming schedule, according to Marc Perez, President of Sirk Productions. SirkTV (formerly the Zilo College Television Network) showcases original films and television content geared towards the college audience that is “inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining,” said Perez. “The Inside Reel,” “Fearless Music,” and “Extreme Elements” are returning for a new season while “Cherry TV” and “BreakThru Radio” join the lineup. As always SirkTV will feature award-winning short films and documentaries straight from film festivals around the nation. “We are also happy to have Arkansas State University, University of North Texas, Waldorf College and Quinnipiac University join the SirkTV growing list of affiliates.”

“The Inside Reel” is an award winning television program and website which covers the film and television industry and features celebrity interviews, behind the scenes segments, industry commentary and film festival coverage. “The Inside Reel” has lined up interviews with Natalie Portman (“No Strings Attached”), Seth Rogen (“The Green Hornet”), Javier Bardem (“Biutiful”), Joe Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”), Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), and Nicolas Cage (“Season of the Witch”).

“Fearless Music” from Track Entertainment is a music series shot at New York’s Crash Mansion featuring genres that span Indie to Alternative to Hip-Hop and everything in-between. “‘Fearless Music’ is dedicated to showcasing up and coming stars in the music industry,” Perez said.

“Extreme Elements” has been producing HD videos of extreme sports around the world since 2007. They are the official media outfit of the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA). This season “Extreme Elements” is filming on-location around the world from South America, Europe, to the Pacific to bring exclusive video footages of the PKRA World Tour

New to SirkTV is a lineup of music and lifestyle programming from “BreakThru Radio” (BTR). BTR’s website and content is devoted to giving a voice to talented, upcoming artists and empowering DJs to pick and play their own music. BTR’s ‘Live Studio” lets viewers get intimate with musicians in the recording studio. “Hear & There” features artists playing in non-musical settings. “Pulse” takes to the streets to ask people about the issues that matter to them most while “Live Studio Scraps” features unscripted gems that happen between Live Studio’s recorded tracks.

This season the all new “SirkTV AfterDark” series of cutting-edge and controversial programming launches with “Cherry TV”, a series committed to discussing sex-related issues that affect the lives of women in a nonjudgmental, personal way. Cherry TV features honest, personal talk by real, everyday women, sex experts, medical personnel, sex-industry professionals and teachers who aren’t afraid to take on any sex-related topic.

“SirkTV features quality content viewers can’t find on television anywhere else. We’re dedicated to presenting programming students enthusiastically respond to and building a network outreach that institutions find invaluable,” said Perez.

In addition to helping schools fill a programming void, SirkTV helps advertisers fill a need in the out-of-home advertising space. SirkTV works with major brands like the beauty products brand Tweezerman and USA Today to directly reach the coveted student demographic with branded television content. “It’s a great way to reach young adults that are developing buying patterns and brand loyalties that will last them the rest of their lives,” said Perez.

SirkTV parent company, Sirk Productions, also offers discounted production services to advertising clients. “It keeps all the work in-house, giving our clients valuable savings and cost advantages,” said Perez.

Contact: Lanny Sher, 323-653-0380; prals@pacbell.net

Sirk Donates to Charity

5 Jan

Sirk Productions recently donated copies of their films in support of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Domestic & Other Violence Emergencies Program. The films were used as prizes in an event that helped to raise $1,500 for DOVE.  The money will go towards improving DOVE’s services provided to victims of domestic and sexual violence.  DOVE Volunteer Advocate Renata Zablocka writes, “This event would not have been possible without the extraordinary support and generosity of local business, including yours.” Sirk Productions is always proud to provide assistance to admirable organizations and programs like DOVE.

The homepage for the DOVE Program can be found at http://nyp.org/dove/.

SIRKTV STARTS FALL 2010 SEASON

27 Sep

SIRKtv launches the Fall 2010 season with new episodes of THE INSIDE REEL MOVING PICTURES LIVE!, CLOSETTOUR, FEARLESS MUSIC and a exclusive 10 minute preview of Sirk’s latest feature film, SEVERE CLEAR.  This month – Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Edie Falco, Milla Jovovich, Jonah Hill, NY Fashion Week Preview, Shiny Toy Guns and much more…

Last year Sirk purchased the Zilo College Television Network, the #1 campus dorm room network; reaching 5.6 million subscribers nationwide. Since 2000 the network has helped companies like Fox, Viacom, NBC, Conde Nast, Fujifilm, HBO, A&E Networks and Rolling Stone Magazine reach the valuable 18-24 college audience. Rebranded as SIRKtv we now broadcast award winning first-run syndicated television and film programming to college television stations across the nation.

Sirk Edits New York Cosmos Videos in Relaunch of the World Famous Soccer Club

11 Aug

August 1st, during the Copa NYC Finals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York, soccer legend and former New York Cosmos star Pelé made a rare appearance to the thousands of players and fans in attendance, and announced to the world that The New York Cosmos are coming back.  Under new passionate ownership, The New York Cosmos continues its tradition of greatness for the next generation and vows to maintain the same ethos that made The New York Cosmos the most celebrated soccer club in the history of the United States. During its existence from 1971-1985, The New York Cosmos won five national championships.   Sirk Productions was brought on board to log dozens of hours of Cosmos archival footage and edit a series of videos highlighting some of the Cosmos greatest moments in their history.  Watch the first set of videos now.

Today, as part of its rebirth and with soccer legend and former Cosmos star Pelé as the Honorary President, The New York Cosmos will continue to inspire and develop the youth through academies, camps and clinics while also attracting world-class soccer players to participate in its soccer movement. The club’s ultimate vision is to be a part of Major League Soccer and to compete for the championship.

Sirk Productions Creates Prep and Seal Videos

11 Jun

Royal Sovereign International, Inc recently sought out the creative expertise of Sirk Productions for the creation of an in-store and online video of their first food storage system called the Prep and Seal.  Royal Sovereign, a company that is a leading manufacturer and distributor of appliances, office products and graphic solutions, worked with Sirk Productions over the course of a few weeks on the development, creation and execution of the video for the Prep and Seal product.  After the video was completed, Royal Sovereign was so impressed with the results that they later asked Sirk Productions to create a French version of the video for their Canadian counterpart.  John Sikes, President of the Creative Services division of Sirk Productions, stated how he is, “Thrilled to start a relationship with Royal Sovereign and looks forward to future projects with the company.”  To learn more about the wide variety of work created at Sirk Productions, please visit www.sirkproductions.com.

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