Nov 252011

Alzheimer’s Disease: A 21st Century Epidemic Alliance for Aging Research Releases New Pocket Films to Raise Awareness

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 29, 2011

Experts warn that Alzheimer’s disease will reach epidemic proportions by mid-century. Already, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. If a cure is not found, this number is expected to double in the next 20 years. In addition to the devastating effect on individuals and their families, Alzheimer’s disease will create a massive and unsustainable burden on the U.S. economy. A new series of five short animated “pocket” films, A Quick Look at Alzheimer’s, aims to raise public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, a critical step towards finding a cure.

The films, developed by the Alliance for Aging Research through a grant from the MetLife Foundation, were written and directed by David Shenk, author of the acclaimed book, The Forgetting, and are narrated by Emmy- and Tony-award winning actor David Hyde Pierce. Originally developed in English, the films are now also available in multiple languages including: Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Available in multiple languages and playable in a variety of formats, including iPods, cell phones, PDAs, laptops and DVD players, these pocket films are universally accessible. Now, your questions about Alzheimer’s disease can be answered virtually anywhere–at home, at the office or even in the waiting room at your doctor’s office. Log onto to watch or download the films.

“The looming threat of Alzheimer’s disease consuming the Baby Boomer generation urgently demands a national plan of action,” said Daniel Perry, executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research. “We encourage everyone to view and share these films so that there is broad understanding of what is at stake.”


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Alliance Group Entertainment Moves Forward With Latest Film Project, “Locker 541”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2006

Due to the success of their last project, “Partners,” — a film short that Alliance Group Entertainment acquired from maverick Director Geo Santini and is currently in pre-production as a feature, entitled “Hotel California,” Alliance Group Entertainment is moving forward and utilizing the same formula for Geo Santini’s latest project, “Locker 541,” which is in developmental stages to be turned into the full-length feature entitled, “The Hustle,” by Alliance Group Entertainment.

“Locker 541” is a highly intelligent and character driven action piece about a pair of super-sophisticated but small-time con men who find themselves drawn into an international scandal that reaches to the highest levels of business and politics. The short is already being praised as a hip, slick, modern day version of “The Sting.”

The “Locker 541” film short drew upon the talents of many established actors, including Robert Miano (“Donnie Brasco,”) and Gary Daniels (“Submerged,” “Die Hard 4”, “Witness to a Kill”) and Jason Graham (“Dreamgirls”).

Looking to capture the attention of Industry insiders, and cause a studio bidding war similar to the negotiations for “Partners,” Alliance hosted a private, and exclusive screening of “Locker 541” on October 9, 2006—which was attended by top film executives and agents. “Our goal is to work with young, cutting-edge Directors to produce films that are quality, and that will compete successfully with any major studio film” says Alliance CEO Mike Karkeh.

Director Geo Santini is a prime example of Alliance Group Entertainment’s ability to recognize talent and work to develop successful projects. Geo Santini—known for his work as a music video Director—has worked with Alliance on several projects including, “Partners,” and the big screen adaptation of the short, entitled “Hotel California.” Santini also directed “Locker 541.” “Teaming up with writer R. Ellis Frasier, I took his feature film script, cut it down to 30 pages, and shot it as a short. I admit, it was a little ambitious, but I wanted to create a short film with a full story, a series of locations, and an ensemble cast. We had 5 days to shoot 13 locations, and a minimum amount of resources, but we made it work.” Explains Geo Santini.

Alliance recently finished production on a horror film, entitled “Lake Dead,” and a television pilot, entitled “The Executives.” The company will begin production in the near future on the films “Farm House” and “Confessions of a Pit Fighter, 2.”

For more information on Alliance Group Entertainment, please contact, Terrance Gillum at 323.365.4602 or Sherise Bright at 213.742.9048 or visit the site listed below.

Alliance Entertainment Group:

Alliance Group Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company specializing in cutting-edge Film, Music and Television projects. The company also manages the careers of some of Hollywood’s hottest up and coming talent. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Alliance Group Entertainment’s staff of talented professionals, and impressive in-house facilities have earned the company the right to compete amongst the top entertainment entities as a “one-stop-shop” for all things entertainment.



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