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Bring a TMP Movie to Your Local Theater

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Tugg Inc LogoThere is still nothing like sitting in a dark room with a great story unfolding in front of you on a giant screen with incredible sound. No, not your living room after the kids are in bed. The Cinema, the theater, the Big Screen! As those of you who have followed us at Trost Moving Pictures for a while know, we have chosen not to release our films on the big screen for various reasons, one of them being financial. Many times films find themselves or their investors in a financial hole after trying to make it on the silver screen and we would just rather not do that to ourselves or an investor. But, thankfully with advances in technology and the ability for film studios like ourselves to interact with audiences (that’s you) this is changing.

This week I (Joe Jestus – PMD at TMP) had the privilege to speak with Tugg Inc about their new platform and service that I personally feel is going to be a game changer for independent filmmakers (with good content) and the audiences that love them. I also feel it’s going to be a great service to theaters as well for the reason I am about to tell you.

Tugg works with content providers, theaters, and promoters (this could be you). They take films from content providers and find screens from theater owners, and give promoters the opportunity to bring their favorite film to their favorite screen. So for example you could go on Tugg at some point in the future and find The Lamp or A Christmas Snow because you love them so much and say, “I want to bring A Christmas Snow to a theater in my town this Christmas and invite everyone I know.” So you go on and become a promoter for A Christmas Snow and you pick a theater in your town on a set day and time. Tugg will tell you what amount of tickets at the price you pick you need to sell before the event can happen. If you hit this amount of tickets, usually around 50 at $10 a piece the event is on and everyone’s credit cards are charged on the day of the event and they all get emailed tickets to bring to the event. If you don’t hit the minimum, no event and no one pays. It’s sort of like Kickstarter that way.

So why is it so great for content providers like us and theaters? Because of this minimum, we are both guaranteed a minimum payment from the event. Many times for content providers they are actually losing money when a movie shows and the same for theaters if no one shows up. This changes that. So why is it so great for the audience? Because, you get to see the films you want to see, on the screen you want to see them, when you want to see them. It’s almost as if the local big screen becomes your own personal theater. How cool is that? I think it’s really cool. No more avoiding the theater because the inspirational family friendly movies you want to see aren’t there.

So as you can tell, award-winning director Tracy J Trost and all of us at Trost Moving Pictures are excited about Tugg and the opportunity it provides us. What we need to know now is, who is interested in bringing The Lamp or A Christmas Snow to their local theater? If that’s you, please leave a comment below and let us know what city and state you want to bring it to. If we get enough interest, we’ll move forward on this.

Oh, I almost forgot, to tell you about another benefit for those who become promoters. You can earn 5% of the sales for being a promoter. That’s what I call the icing on the cake.

No matter what we decide to do with A Christmas Snow and The Lamp, we are looking forward to working with Tugg on our next film, Letting Go. So get ready for more information on how you will be able to be a part of that theatrical launch for Letting Go because it’s going to be exciting!

So remember, if you want to bring A Christmas Snow or The Lamp to a theater in your town for your friends and family, business clients, church, or organization, leave a comment below with the city and state you want to bring it to.

With a Great Excitement for the Future,

Joe Jestus Producer of Marketing and Distribution at Trost Moving Pictures

Joe Jestus – PMD at Trost Moving Pictures

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About Trost Moving Pictures: TMP Studios is an independent film production company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have three award winning films including, Find Me, A Christmas Snow, which stars Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter), Muse Watson (Prison Break, NCIS), Anthony Tyler Quinn (No Greater Love, Boy Meets Girl), and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp), and The Lamp, which stars Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of Our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow), Muse Watson (NCIS), and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman).

They are actively pursuing exciting projects in the entertainment industry, including their current stage adaption A Christmas Snow LIVE! in Branson, Missouri at the Starlite Theatre and their fourth feature film, Letting Go, the first film in their Raw Talent Project series of films.

Trost Moving Pictures Proud to Work with WinkIt

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Trost Moving Pictures To Give Audiences Another Way To Interact and Connect With Their Films Partners With WinkIt the Future of Independent Movie Sourcing and Online Shopping

Tulsa, OK ~ Following the growing trend of independent filmmakers finding new ways to connect with their audiences, award-winning director Tracy J Trost and company have partnered with WinkIt, a cutting edge startup designed to source product for their films, then make it available to the public to buy. If you’ve ever seen something in one of Trost’s films that you wish you had, now you can. Each Trost Moving Pictures’ movie has identified items listed on WinkIt – the famous watch that Sam (Muse Watson) shares or the handbag that Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart) uses in the award-winning inspirational film A Christmas Snow can now be yours. Trost Moving Pictures is the first Independent studio to partner with WinkIt.

Juli Baecker, CEO and Founder of WinkIt explains, “We’ve all done it. You’re sitting there watching a movie and you see an outfit, piece of jewelry, or something else that you would love to own. So you look on line, but can never find exactly the right one. Well, now with WinkIt you can.”

WinkItNow.com is easy to use. Click on your favorite Trost film, shop by scene, search by item, pick your must have items then buy. It’s that simple. The first two films available to purchase items from are Trost Moving Pictures’ award-winning A Christmas Snow and The Lamp.

Award-winning writer and director Tracy J Trost had this to say about the partnership with WinkIt, “My first goal as a filmmaker is to create stories that impact people’s lives in a positive way. But as an independent filmmaker, creating new and unique ways for audiences to interact with my films and finding ways to keep our costs low while creating additional revenue streams is key for me to be able to continue succeeding at my first goal. WinkIt helps us accomplish all of these objectives.”

In addition to the two films currently on WinkItNow.com, Trost Moving Pictures and WinkIt are working on sourcing items for Trost Moving Pictures’ next two films that are set to go into production this year and the two companies couldn’t be happier to be at the forefront of what will soon be an industry standard for filmmakers and audiences alike.

About WinkIt: Watch it, Want it, WinkIt! The tagline says it all – it is that easy. Partnering with the entertainment industry and brands, WinkIt embraces the power of technology to connect consumers to brands and entertainment with an easy to use, one-stop online shopping experience. WinkIt connects people to products they see (anywhere) and want (right now). Love to watch movies and TV? Love to shop? Love fashion and apparel? (so do we!). Imagine, watching a film or TV series and seeing the cute dress, the restaurant location, the handbag, the mantel clock…ANYTHING. With WinkIt, now you can shop by scene, and buy what you just saw. WinkIt is the next generation of shopping and brand awareness…Watch it, Want it, WinkIt. Tell us what you love from movies and television - www.winkitnow.com – if it is not on our site, we’ll find it for you!

About Trost Moving Pictures: TMP Studios is an independent film production company based in Tulsa, OK. They have three award winning films including, Find Me, A Christmas Snow, which stars Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter), Muse Watson (Prison Break, NCIS), Anthony Tyler Quinn (No Greater Love, Boy Meets Girl), and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp), and The Lamp, which stars Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of Our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow), Muse Watson (NCIS), and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman).

They are actively pursuing exciting projects in the entertainment industry, including their current stage adaption A Christmas Snow LIVE! in Branson, Missouri at the Starlite Theatre and their fourth feature film.

For more information on director Tracy J Trost, Trost Moving Pictures/TMP Studios and projects visit:

www.TrostMovingPictures.com
www.AChristmasSnow.com
www.TheLampMovie.com

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux Publicist for Tracy J Trost and Trost Moving Pictures
Office – (913)-780-4035 • Mobile- (510)- 367-5990 or Email

WinkIt and TMP Studios

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m sure you’ve done it before. You were watching a great movie, probably one of ours, and you saw something you really liked. It might have been an outfit, an accessory, or maybe even a tool or gadget. How can you find it to buy? Before you would have to freeze the movie and go online and see if you could find it somewhere. Well not anymore. Now you can WinkIt!

TMP Studios is proud to announce that we have licensed our films A Christmas Snow and The Lamp to be used on WinkIt, a startup company based out of MN that is taking all the legwork out of finding those cool items in movies that you want.

For example if you visit the A Christmas Snow page on WinkIt here: ACS on WinkIt you can see the different scenes from the movie and then see which items you can buy from WinkIt that are in those scenes. You could get Kathleen’s (Catherine Mary Stewart’s) jacket or the jewelry she’s wearing. Maybe you want Sam’s (Muse Watson’s) shirt or vest, you can get them.

You can also see The Lamp page here: The Lamp on WinkIt and check out all the different items from The Lamp that the WinkIt team has found or created. Perhaps you really like an outfit that Lisa (Meredith Salenger) or Stanley (Jason London) had or maybe you’re feeling more like you want Charles’ (Louis Gossett Jr’s) bow tie.

It’s a very cool idea and we are proud to be working with them at the beginning and we can’t wait to see how far WinkIt goes. Be sure to tell your friends and family about them too as they are just starting out and they could use some TMP Studios fan support. Because we all know that TMP Studios fans are the best fans out there.

WinkIt on Facebook

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Ratings and Reviews

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We need your help! That’s right, as many of you know we don’t have a million dollar ad budget like some of the big Hollywood studios, but we do have awesome supporters, fans, and friends like you who believe in us and the projects we are doing and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

But that means we need your help to get the word out about our films. Below is a list of places we could use your help in rating and reviewing our films so that others who haven’t heard about them will know what you think and why you love TMP Studios Films! Please take a few minutes to leave your ratings and reviews so that we can keep getting the word out about our films and keep making the great inspirational family friendly films you love. Keep in mind too that many of these sites have Facebook “Like” and Google + buttons you can use to help out too. Thanks so much!

The Lamp

iTunes

Netflix

Amazon – This works for Amazon Instant Video too. (One rating/review does them both).

Walmart DVD

Walmart Instant Video

ChristianBook.com

FamilyChristian.com – Scroll all the way to the bottom.

ChristianCinema.com – Scroll down to the reviews.

A Christmas Snow

iTunes

Amazon – This works for Amazon Instant Video too. (One rating/review does them both).

Walmart Instant Video

ChristianBook.com

FamilyChristian.com – Scroll all the way to the bottom.

ChristianCinema.com – Scroll down to the reviews.

You guys are awesome and with your support we’ll keep on making great movies and telling moving stories!

Joe Jestus – PMD TMP Studios – Facebook.com/iAmJoeJestus

2011 – Just Believe…

Friday, December 30th, 2011

What a year 2011 has been! We are so thankful to all of our friends and fans. If not for your support we couldn’t keep making family friendly inspirational movies, plays and more. Thank You!

The Lamp

The year started off with post production on our third feature film, The Lamp which we shot at the end of 2010 and stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel with Muse Watson and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. The Lamp is based on the novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall and we finished the film in the spring of 2011. After that, we held charitable screenings over the summer and fall and raised thousands of dollars for some great causes all around the country including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma.

The Lamp was released on iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant Video and others in the fall to great reviews. It then hit many stores nationwide in September and October and the positive reviews kept pouring in. We heard from people all over the country who were inspired by the message of “Just Believe…” and others who had lost a loved one and were touched positively with a hope for the future. We are so grateful to be able to make films that touch people like this in such a positive way and your support is what makes it all possible.

The Lamp finally was released on Netflix streaming in December and over 28,000 people have already rated it with an average of 4 stars, wow! As we go into 2012 we are so excited to be nominated for 3 different awards at the Trail Dance Film Festival in January and we are looking forward to more stores carrying the DVD throughout the year.

A Christmas Snow

It’s amazing to think that two years ago at this time we were in pre-production on A Christmas Snow and now two years later we have sold DVDs all over the world, had it broadcast all over the world and numerous times here in the states. What an amazing experience it has been for us with our second film that has now been blessing people for two Christmas seasons. Just as we have heard wonderful things about people being impacted by The Lamp the message of forgiveness in A Christmas Snow has had a similar effect on people as well. We are always so excited to hear about people who have let go of years of bitterness and reconciled with family and friends after seeing the film. That is success to us! Thank you for making that possible.

A Christmas Snow Live!

While just two years ago we were getting ready to film A Christmas Snow, it was just one year ago that we were thinking about turning the story into a live stage play with the same stars from the film and we did it! A Christmas Snow Live! was an incredible experience as the actors and writer/director Tracy J Trost brought the story to life on stage in a powerful new way. Thousands of people were touched by this heartwarming play and called it “life changing” and “a must see show for the entire family”. I know as I stood in the atrium after a performance I was moved to hear the audience talking about how the play touched them and seeing grown men brought to tears by this story is something I will never forget. Once again this is only possible through the tireless support of our friends and fans, thank you!

What’s Next?

While 2011 was truly an exciting and busy year, we are excited to get going on 2012. With so many possibilities and opportunities for us at TMP Studios we can’t wait to get started. Take a sneak peek at what we have coming up here: 2012 – Sneak Peek

Thank you once again for all your support and from all of us at TMP Studios, have a Happy New Year!

Joe Jestus – PMD TMP Studios

facebook.com/JoeJestus • twitter.com/JoeJestus

Best Deals

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Prepare for the Holiday season the right way, with plenty of savings! That’s right, follow this link to find the best deals that will fit you and your families schedule to see one of the most anticipated and inspirational plays of the season.

Check Out These Great Deals!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

When you visit ShopTMPics and purchase 1 DVD at full price, you can get up to 10 additional DVD’s of the same title for 50% off! Give the gift of inspiration and hope to all your family and friends this Christmas. Offer valid until 1/31/2012

A Christmas Snow Live! Shepherd of the Hills Review

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Audiences and critics alike are taking a liking to A Christmas Snow Live! for many reasons. “Great acting”, “wonderful sets and production value”, “powerful story”, “made me cry” these are just some of the things we have heard numerous times and we couldn’t be happier! If you haven’t read it yet, there is a great review in the Shepherd of the Hills Gazette as well. Here is a small snippet and you can read the whole review by following the link at the end.

“When I first saw the video of A Christmas Snow, I was enchanted. Enjoy the live stage version at the Starlite Theatre through December 30! I believe having a live stage production like this in Branson is very exciting; it ’s a “stellar” production.”

Click here for the whole review.

Get tickets now here.

A Christmas Miracle

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Get tickets to the two hottest shows in Branson for one low price. Come see the Miracle of Christmas and A Christmas Snow Live! for only $59 – you save over $24!!!

Your best deal on these two shows (period) A Christmas Snow Live! at the Starlite Theatre and Miracle of Christmas at Sight and Sound Theater – Branson, MO You save more than $30 and get to see the two best Christmas Shows Branson has to offer!!! Use Code: MCB-SNO11 when you call today! — with Tracy J Trost, Catherine Mary Stewart, Tracy J Trost, Muse Watson and Cameron ten Napel.

Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The Starlite Theatre and TMP Studios are sponsoring special nights dedicated to The Boys and Girls Clubs in the local areas of Branson, Joplin, and Springfield.

If you call 1-888-829-5594 to buy your tickets and say I want to be a Boys and Girls Club night sponsor, the Starlite Theatre and TMP Studios will donate 1 ticket to a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, Joplin or Branson for every ticket you buy to an ACS Live! show.

This offer ends when we hit 250 tickets or on December 3rd whichever come first. Thanks so much for helping us make a difference in the Springfield, Joplin and Branson area communities.