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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

Nine Projects for 2012

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Just Believe

With 9 Projects, We Definitely Believe!

Nine projects including family movies, inspirational books, live events that will change your life, a powerful play on forgiveness, and more is what we have in store for our Trost Moving Pictures family and friends this year. Are you ready?

At Trost Moving Pictures we believe in pushing ourselves and facing our fears, after all we were founded by director Tracy J Trost on a dare to follow his dreams. (You can read that story here.) So this week when I posted that we were working on 6 projects over on our Facebook page, that seemed crazy.

Then I had to update it because I had forgotten one and it looked like we had 7 projects on the stove here and that seemed even crazier. So I guess now that I remembered two more we must be certifiably insane with 9 projects here in the works. As all our fans suggested, we’re doing our best to remember to relax.

So what are all of these projects we are working on? Well, we can’t tell you about all of them, but we can tell you about most of them.

Books

Let’s start with the book director Tracy J Trost is working on. As he mentioned in The Successful Life Mindset Episode 26 he’s had an idea for a 30 day guide to changing your life that focuses on the steps he used to accomplish his dream of becoming a director. He’s currently writing the book now and hopefully we’ll have more info soon. Be sure to follow Tracy on Facebook and Twitter to get updates from him on this and other projects throughout the week.That’s one!

Live Events

Next, let’s look at our live events. In just about a month the Trost Moving Pictures crew is heading to New York City to work with the Center for Creative Media and it’s leader Doug Rittenhouse to broadcast an Acquire the Fire event on God.tv to over 200 countries around the world. The great thing about this event is we bring a crew of industry professionals and they work alongside young kids learning the trade from the Center for Creative Media who are getting hands on training in television broadcast. It’s definitely an adventure.

The next live event we are working on is the One Nation One Day event with Dominic Russo ministries for July 2013. Tracy talked about this event a little bit in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 9 and you can learn more about it at www.OneNationOneDay.com. It’s a monumental event and is going to definitely push us all past our comfort zones, but it could has a huge potential to impact people’s lives positively and as you know, that’s what we are all about here at Trost Moving Pictures.

The final live event we are working on is still in the development stage but we are going to Branson next week to meet with some more people about moving it forward and hopefully we’ll be able to share more with you soon. That’s 2 – 4!

Family Movies

Now lets move on to our inspirational family friendly movie projects. As most of you know we are working on a project called Then & Now, which is a romantic comedy based on a book that is yet to be published by bestselling author Jim Stovall. This is a pretty big project and we are moving forward with hopes to get it into production this year or next year. Tracy talks about in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 2.

Our next film project, Tracy mentioned in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 8 when he talked about his meeting with New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews. This project is based on Andy’s book The Lost Choice and we are just in the early stages on this one which is sure to be one of the biggest projects Trost Moving Pictures has taken on yet. If you haven’t read Andy’s book The Lost Choice yet, you should get it today so you can see what we’re looking at. It’s on Amazon here The Lost Choice.

The next two family movie projects we are working on are still in the development stage and we can’t share too much about them, but one of them could go into production this year still. That one has to do with adoption again and I am personally really excited about the project and the good that it can be used for. The other project will take some time to develop and Tracy is very excited about this one as well. I can tell you that both of these stories are based on real life events. So that’s 5-8!

The Stage

The final project that we are working on is of course A Christmas Snow Live! which is coming back to the Starlite Theatre for a second season starting November 1st. If you haven’t checked out A Christmas Snow Live! on Facebook you can here ACS Live! on Facebook. Once there you can see the calendar for 2012 and get tickets. This inspirational story has touched so many lives, we can’t wait to hear the great stories that come from this powerful message of forgiveness once again.

Also, we are working on a way for you to officially be a supporter of A Christmas Snow Live! so that you can have a hand in making that impact on people’s lives too! That’s 9!

Wow, nine projects, and that doesn’t include any other projects that spring up in relation to these projects like companion books and things like that. It also doesn’t include The Successful Life Mindset podcast either, that Tracy does on a weekly basis. If you aren’t listening to this podcast, you are really missing out on some amazing discussions with Cliff and Tracy about how to attain true success in life and get inspired. As you can see, we have a lot going on and your prayers and support is greatly appreciated by us all at Trost Moving Pictures.

With hope that you live your life to its greatest potential,

Joe Jestus – PMD at Trost Moving Pictures

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

WinkIt on Twitter

The Lamp Earns 3 Nominees

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Trost Moving Pictures & Tracy J Trost Feature Film

THE LAMP

Earns 3 Nominees Including Best Feature Drama,

Best Director & Best Actor

Tulsa, OK ~ Known as a leader in the world of independent filmmaking for his extraordinary cinematic storytelling, award winning director Tracy J Trost has been a visionary behind Trost Moving Pictures (TMP Studios). It is that vision that continues to garner accolades.  TMP Studios is proud to announce that Trost’s 2011 feature release, THE LAMP, has been nominated for Best Director and Best Feature Drama at the prestigious Trail Dance Film Festival. Also nominated for their acting performances in THE LAMP , are renowned Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and new comer Cameron ten Napel in the Best Actor category. This is Cameron’s first nomination and second film with TMP.

Tracy J Trost, Director of The Lamp said: “It is truly an honor for me to be recognized by the selection panel at Trail Dance.  I am proud of The Lamp and all of the recognition it has received by the public and those in the industry. Making quality films that are both entertaining and inspirational is what we are all about at TMP Studios.  My hope is that events like Trail Dance open up more doors for people to see The Lamp and our other films.”

Trost won multiple awards for A Christmas Snow, one of the most acclaimed and loved films of 2010, including Best Feature Drama, Best of Festival and Best Actor (Muse Watson) and in 2010 was recognized for his first feature, Find Me, honored with Best Feature Narrative.

2012’s winners will be unveiled at the Trail Dance Film Festival January 27-28. The 6th annual awards show will be held at the Jack A. Maurer Convention Center and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.  For more information visit www.TrailDanceFilmFestival.com

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 (No Greater Love, Boy Meets World) and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp), and The Lamp which stars, Jason London (Dazed & 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. (Officer and A Gentleman).

They are actively pursuing many exciting projects in the entertainment industry, including their current stage adaption A Christmas Snow LIVE! in Branson, MO at the Starlite Theatre and their fourth feature film Then and Now based on a novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall.

Contact:

Rhonda Boudreaux (Tracy J Trost - Publicist)

Office – (913) 780-4035

rhondab@trostmovingpictures.com

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

Muse Watson Joins The Branson Veterans Task Force

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 25, 2011

Award Winning Actor Muse Watson

Joins The Branson Veterans Task Force

For Unveiling Ceremony In Branson, MO On November 4th

Special Guest In The 78th Veterans Day Parade November 11th

Branson, MO ~ Muse Watson, the actor best known for his role as retired NIS agent Mike Franks, played a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran on the award winning hit drama NCIS. But when it comes to courage under fire Watson knows our veterans and military are the real “stars.” On November 4th Watson will stand together with the Branson Veterans Task Force and veterans from all over the world in Branson, MO to speak at the unveiling ceremony for The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, what has become known as The Moving Wall. Watson will also dedicate an American flag to the Branson Veterans Task Force that was flown over Afghanistan by Master Sergeant, David Kel ler USAF, in honor of our veterans.

“The men and women who served this country in our military are due our commendation and our respect,” states Watson. “We should cherish and honor the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our way of life. I am humbled to be asked to participate in this tribute.”

Watson will speak on November 4th at 10:00 am CST (1000 hrs) followed by the unveiling of The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a photo opportunity at the Welk Theatre. This is a free ceremony and is open to the public. Additionally, Watson will be riding alongside Veteran Ernie Bradley, Chairman of The Branson Veterans Task Force in the 78th Veterans Day Parade on November 11th starting at 11:00 am CST in downtown Branson.

Watson is in Branson to perform in the stage version of 2010’s favorite holiday movie, A Christmas Snow, written and directed by award-winning director Tracy J Trost.  Trost has brought the original cast together for this holiday run at The Starlite Theatre November 1st – December 30th. Along with Watson, Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Weekend at Bernie’s, Night of the Comet) and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp) will reprise their movie roles for the theatre stage. During Veterans Homecoming Week (November 4th – 11th) Veterans, their spouses or a guest will receive $10.00 off an adult ticket.

For more information on A Christmas Snow LIVE and how to get your tickets visit www.aChristmasSnow.com or call 888-829-5594.

For more information on the Branson Veterans Task Force and other featured events during Veterans Homecoming Week visit: www.BransonVeteransWebsite.com

About Muse Watson:

Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with several strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career. His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, & Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition but it was the villainous “Ben Willis” in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him in the limelight as a chameleonic actor. He made equally impressionable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters.

Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in several made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town; and the television series, American Gothic, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Matlock, The Lazarus Man, JAG, Walker Texas Ranger, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, and The Mentalist. Going on to land his most notorious TV roles as “Mike Franks” in the award winning drama NCIS and “Charles Westmoreland” in the Emmy & Golden Glo bes nominated & People’s Choice Awards – winner Prison Break. He recently finished filming The Lamp starring Jason London and a feature film with Samuel L. Jackson and Owen Wilson.  A Christmas Snow the movie released on dvd can be found in stores everywhere.  The Lamp and A Christmas Snow are both Tracy J Trost movies.

Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Trost Moving Pictures

Tracy J Trost

Publicist

O – 913-780-4035

M- 510-367-5990

email: RDBoudreaux1@aol.com

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.

ACS Live! is Facebook Official

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

ACS Live! is now on Facebook! When you check-in on Facebook while you are at the Starlite Theater watching ACS Live! there will be a special deal waiting just for you! Be sure to set a reminder today!

Be The First…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

That’s right the TMP Branson Crew has caravanned their way up to the Starlite Theatre to begin the complete set-up of A Christmas Snow Live. It is a dream that has been long awaited. The lights are getting set, the stage is being decorated, the speakers are being tweaked, the vision is coming to pass.

There is a crew of about 8 people that are putting in many hours to make sure the show is in tip -top shape for opening night. They will be there for another week and a half prepping before the big move. We are so thankful for such a talented team. Keep checking in for highlights of the Branson Crew in INsiders to come.

The Show Must Go On,

Erin Powell, Trost Moving Pictures