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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

For more information on Tugg Inc visit: www.tugg.com

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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.

Director Tracy J Trost Featured in KJRH Story

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Tracy J Trost on KJRH speaking about filmmaking in TulsaTrost Moving Pictures founder and award-winning director of the company’s three feature films, Tracy J Trost was featured in a KJRH story on the newly created Tulsa Mayor’s Film and Music Advisory Board. The video featuring Trost and Trost Moving Pictures’ latest film “The Lamp” is embedded below.

Trost took time before the meeting to talk with KJRH about the importance of supporting the film and music industry in Tulsa and why filmmaking in Oklahoma and Tulsa specifically is important.

You can read the story on the KJRH website here: Tracy J Trost Discusses New Advisory Board.

You can read the official Trost Moving Pictures Press Release here: Director Tracy J Trost selected for Tulsa Mayor’s Film and Music Advisory Board

3,000 “Likes” for “The Lamp”

Friday, April 6th, 2012

As many of our hard core TMP Studio fans know, we are dedicated to making inspiring movies and our latest inspirational movie The Lamp is starting to get noticed by audiences around the world. In fact we just shipped the books and DVD to a customer in France! We are so excited to hear and see how this film is helping people to get motivated to look for the positive things in their life that they already have, but may not be noticing.

One positive thing for us at The Lamp and Trost Moving Pictures right now is that we just went over 3,000 “likes” on our Facebook page and to we are noticing. In fact, to celebrate we are giving everyone who uses code FB3000 at our online store a 30% discount on the inspirational songs Just Believe and Heartbeat from the movie. These songs are powerful reminders of the message of the movie and we hope you and your family will enjoy listening to them.

The songs are written by singer/songwriter Kelly Morrison who wrote the signature song for the film The Ultimate Gift and also wrote and sang on the soundtrack for A Christmas Snow. Kelly is a talented musician and we just know you are going to love this inspirational music. So get them now with code FB3000 for only  $0.69 each.

All you have to do is click the Shop Now! link at the top of our site and then scroll through until you see them or you can go to them directly by clicking right here: Just Believe and Heartbeat and make sure to use code FB3000 to save 30%.

Thanks again so much for all of your support and for helping us spread the word about The Lamp and the other inspiring movies we have here at Trost Moving Pictures.

With much gratitude,

Joe Jestus

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

OK Gazette Q and A with Louis Gossett Jr about “The Lamp”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

In October, the Oklahoma Gazette’s Rod Lott sat down with bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr to ask them about their careers and The Lamp.

The Lamp was our third inspirational family friendly film and has been seen all over the world and touched people’s lives with its story of hope and overcoming loss. This powerful story also deals with adoption and foster care and stars Jason London (Man in the Moon), Meredith Salenger (Journey of Natty Gann), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of Our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow), Muse Watson (NCIS), and Academy Award0-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and A Gentleman).

For a limited time you can get the Special Edition DVD with the Louis Gossett Jr cover directly from us for only $9.99 by clicking here: Buy Now. You can also get The Lamp DVD, The Lamp novel written by bestselling author Jim Stovall, and the companion book Just Believe written by award-winning director Tracy J Trost for only $20 for a limited time by clicking here: Buy Now.

Click the image to read the entire interview in PDF form or click the following link to read the entire interview on the Oklahoma Gazette’s website: R&R Q&A with Louis Gossett Jr and Jim Stovall

Gravitas Q and A with Tracy Trost for “The Lamp”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Last fall, Gravitas Ventures sat down with our very own award-winning director Tracy J Trost to ask him a few questions about The Lamp our inspirational family film about overcoming loss.

The film has been touching lives and has been rated by over 55,000 people on Netflix. The inspiring story also deals with adoption and foster care and stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel, Muse Watson and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.

It has already won numerous awards at multiple festivals around the country including: Best Drama, Best Actress (Cameron ten Napel), and Best of Festival. You can buy the Special Edition DVD with the limited Louis Gossett Jr cover directly from us by clicking Buy Now. It is on sale for a limited time for only $9.99 or get the DVD, the novel written by bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift), and the companion book Just Believe written by director Tracy J Trost for only $20 for a limited time here Buy Now.

Click the image to read the whole interview with Tracy in PDF form or click this link to read the interview on the Gravitas Ventures website: Spotlight on Tracy J Trost

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.

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The Lamp – Best Feature Nominee at IFFF

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Award-Winning Director Tracy J Trost and Bestselling Author Jim Stovall Awards Momentum Continues To Build The Lamp Nominated for Best Feature Drama

Tulsa, OK~ Trost Moving Pictures’ awards momentum continues to build! The Lamp was recently named Best Feature Drama at the Trail Dance Film Festival, a prestigious and sought-after honor by filmmakers. It received two more key awards for Best of Festival and Best Actor for Cameron ten Napel.

Right on the heels of the Trail Dance Film Festival wins, this critically-acclaimed film has been chosen as a nominee for Best Feature Drama by the International Family Film Festival committee. Two of the most promising duos in writing, directing, and producing, the teamwork between director Tracy J Trost and bestselling author Jim Stovall never disappoint their audiences. Trost and Stovall first captivated audiences with the multiple award winning film A Christmas Snow, released in 2010.

Trost believes his films go beyond their genre. “We live in a sight and sound generation. Many of our ideals and opinion are being formed by what we see on television and in the theaters. That is why it’s imperative for this generation of filmmakers to create excellent, entertaining, and inspiring content.  Every story has a message and every viewer is soaking in that message.  What message are we giving them?  In the case of The Lamp there is a message of hope.  Hope that no matter how bad things may seem in your life, there is a way out and a way to rebuild.” Director Tracy J Trost

Stovall has seen success in his bestselling books including The Ultimate Gift and his Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network.

“I am committed to family books and movies as they are the best channels to reach real people with enduring messages.  It’s wonderful to be engaged in an exciting industry that truly makes a difference.”  Jim Stovall, Author of The Lamp

The 17th annual International Family Film Festival will take place March 21-25 in Hollywood, California at Raleigh Studios. For more information visit www.iffilmfest.org

The Lamp is one of the 14 films nominated for Best Feature Drama.

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, Then and Now, based on the novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall.

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

O – (913)-780-4035

Mobile- (510)- 367-5990

RhondaB@TrostMovingPictures.com

The Lamp in Family Fiction Edge Magazine

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The inaugural edition of Family Fiction’s Edge Magazine has a great article written by CJ Darlington on director Tracy J Trost and The Lamp. You can get view the entire magazine online or download it as a PDF here: http://bit.ly/FFedgeTheLamp

or in most browsers you can view just the article about Tracy and The Lamp by clicking this link or on the image to the left.

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You can download the article to your computer if you “Right Click” and choose “Save As” or “Download Link As” on the link above.

MovieMaker Magazine and Tracy J Trost

Monday, January 30th, 2012

In case you missed it, last September our very own award-winning director Tracy J Trost did an interview with MovieMaker Magazine about The Lamp. We’ve posted a section below and you can read the whole interview by clicking the link below.

Samantha Husik (MM): What inspired you to adapt Jim Stovall’s book, The Lamp, into a film? What about the book seemed particularly cinematic?

Tracy Trost (TT): When Jim shared The Lamp with me, I immediately got the concept of the book. I knew it was a story that many people could relate to and connect with. Of course with any adaptation from book to movie, there were sub-plots and supporting characters that needed to be added. I remember after I read the book, on a flight from Dallas to Hawaii, I wrote an eight-page treatment of my ideas for additions and changes to make to the story entertaining to viewers. I sent them to Jim and he loved them. We work very well together.

Read the whole interview at MovieMaker Magazine’s website.