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Scorpio Studios Goes Global With Strategic Partnership With Pixomondo and Co-Production With Europe’s Biggest Studio

Producers Din Altit and Kevin L. Summerfield of Scorpio Studios, have finalized a partnership deal with Pixomondo, an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and most recently Beijing.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010

Producers Din Altit and Kevin L. Summerfield of Scorpio Studios, have finalized a partnership deal with Pixomondo, an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and most recently Beijing.

“We are honored to align ourselves with a firm such as Pixomondo, whose work in such films as ‘2012’ and ‘Ninja Assasin’ exemplifies the highest in quality entertainment world-wide,” said Din Altit, Producing Partner at Scorpio Studios.“This strategic partnership will allow us to execute superior transmedia entertainment-related properties in the action/fantasy genre.”

“Moving into physical production is a natural progression of our economic and creative growth pattern at Pixomondo and working with Din and Kevin on a slate of exciting properties is a perfect fit,” states Thilo Kuther, Managing Director at Pixomondo.

In addition to the recent partnership with Pixomondo, the producers are securing a co-production deal with Europe’s biggest and most modern studio.    

“Our rich network within the global entertainment community has allowed us to develop solid relationships in markets such as S.E. Asia, Germany and Korea,” expressed producing partner Kevin L. Summerfield.“It’s the combination of our quality of work and integrity that sets us apart from the rest.”

With all these components in place, the producers are working with National Bank of California who is highly experienced in this market.NBCAL will be providing decisive financial components to Scorpio Studios commercial slate.“The business model the team at Scorpio has presented gives us the confidence we need to provide the resources they need,” said Adrian Ward, Senior Vice President, Entertainment, Sports and Media, National Bank of California.“It’s business minded producers like these that will drive the entertainment community to grow and thrive in these economic times.”

The producers will be announcing their 2011 slate at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA on November 4, 2010.

ABOUT PIXOMONDOFounded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo offers 24/7 visual effects production and supervision, CG character creation, 3D animation and pre-visualization for the feature film, television and commercial industries.

Pixomondo is currently in production on the highly anticipated Sucker Punch and recently delivered visual effects for Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Ninja Assassin.


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Latest Release from Relief Records NYC! The first official CD from Abraham Rodriguez Jr. "Cachimba Inolvidable", released August 2010.

"Cachimba Inolvidable" Son Borin Cubano; Sacred Orisha chants of Santeria put to New Yorican Son, classic American Jazz to Son. Beautiful instrumentation including horns and flute, piano, percussion, and amazing vocals. Abraham Rodriguez Jr. is a musical legend from the Lower East Side of New York City who is also a high priest or "Babalawo" of Santeria, performing in both secular and non-secular events across the NYC metropolitan area and beyond. Abraham carries on the teachings and traditions of his godfather Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, one of the first Cuban masters to bring Cuban music and traditions to the United States.Executive Producer; Dehran DuckworthRecorded by Dan Grigsby at The Institute of Audio Research, NY, NY Mastered by Dehran Duckworth at the Relief Records NYC studios, Brooklyn, NY

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2010

Abraham "Abe" Rodriguez, Jr. is a skillful and versatile musician born in New York City. As a member of the Grupo Folklorico Experimental Nuevayorquino and The Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble, Abe is a highly sought-after musician in the New York Latin Jazz scene. He has been touring for over 20 years with such renowned artists as Puntilla y Su Nueva Generacion, Totico Y Su Rumberos, Celia Cruz, Kip Hanrahan (see a more complete list below). He has recorded with Puntilla, Totico y Sus Rumberos on the hit single "What's Your Name?", Daniel Ponce on "Arawe", Kip Hanrahan, Kubata, and Los Afortunados. He is also the featured singer on Ray Santiago's internationally acclaimed CD "Pa' Que Nadie Me Olvide."

Abe has appeared on television shows broadcast by WXTV, WNET and WNYE in New York. He has performed at Carnegie Hall; Lincoln Center; Symphony Space; the New York Coliseum; The Blue Note; Smalls; Fat Cat; Pregones Theater; Lidia de Burgos Cultural Center; Sweet Rhythm; Aaron Davis Hall; Alvin Ailey Dance School, SOB's; La Fonda Boricua, The Pyramid Club, Plan B, and Nuyorican Poet's Cafe in the East Village; and the Puerto Rican and Cuban parades. Abe has also appeared at numerous colleges and universities such as Columbia University, Brown University, The Berkeley School of Music, The University of Miami, CCNY, Nassau Community College, Hunter College, and Brooklyn College.

Touring extensively, Abraham Rodriguez has performed in Holland, Las Fietas Patronales in Puerto Rico, The Caribbean Music Festival in Columbia, the Kansas City Ethnic Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Chicago Blues Festival, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Field Museum in Illinois. In Amsterdam, Abe formed Future Paradise with Steve Sandburg, Ami Malina, and Nivelton Butler. At the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Abe performed at "New York in Berlin" in Berlin, Germany.

Abraham Rodriguez received his music instruction at the Berkeley School of Music and at the University of Miami. He was lead singer and drummer of the Afro-Caribbean Ensemble Los Afortunados and collaborated with Orlando Rios "Puntilla" and Roberto Borrell, who have played a major role in the dissemination of Afro-Cuban music and dance. Los Afortunados performed for theaters, colleges, clubs, and community centers throughout New York City. He has also received several government grants to study Afro-Cuban folklore.

Mr. Rodriguez's knowledge and mastery of ritual and secular music of the Caribbean as well as of Du-wop has made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the Afro-Latin-Jazz music scene. Abraham Rodriguez is known internationally for his music in Spain, Switzerland, Cuba, and Mexico. He also teaches private classes and gives workshops on vocals and percussion, including congas, bongos, bata, shekeres, timbales, and other hand-held instruments.

Recently, Abe has been performing with Michele Rosewoman and the New Yor-Uba. Abe Rodriguez currently lea his band "Cachimba Inolvidable" throughout New York City.

"Cachimba Inolvidable" is available for purchase at,, and many other digital download and CD reseller sites. Visitfor more info.


DEHRAN DUCKWORTHRelief Records NYC917 567 8139Email Information

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Lehman art auction beats estimates at $2.6 million

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A sign from the bankrupt Lehman Brothers group fetched over $66,000 at a London auction on Wednesday, more than 15 times its estimate, as collectors and souvenir hunters fought for mementos of a corporate collapse.

A metal plaque commemorating the opening of the failed bank's Canary Wharf offices in the city in 2004 raised over $45,000, also many times pre-sale expectations of between $1,500 and $2,500.

Overall the auction raised 1.6 million pounds ($2.6 million), comfortably more than forecast.

Top lot on the night was "Atomists: Jump over" by Gabriel Orozco, which realized around $157,000. "Madonna" by Gary Hume realized $116,000 and "L'embarquement de La Normandie au Havre" by Theophile Poilpot fetched $106,000.

"The prices achieved in today's auction demonstrate just how much interest there is in anything related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers two years ago," said Barry Gilbertson, partner at PwC responsible for releasing value from Lehman's assets.

"The chance to own a piece of history does not come up very often. The administrators were confident that, by holding their nerve for two years and waiting for the art markets to recover, they would be able to realize the optimum return for the creditors."

Christie's said interest in the Lehman sale was unusually high, with 1,100 registered bidders including 330 via the internet, a company record for a European auction.

At the weekend Christie's rival Sotheby's sold Lehman art worth $12.3 million, a drop in the ocean of the billions owed from the financial group's 2008 bankruptcy, the biggest in U.S. history.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Patricia Reaney)

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