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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

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And the Nominees are…

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

TMP Studios and all those involved in The Lamp are pleased to announce that we have four nominations in three categories at the Trail Dance Film Festival coming up in January 2012.

The four nominations are:

• Best Feature Drama – The Lamp
• Best Actor – Cameron ten Napel
• Best Actor – Louis Gossett Jr
• Best Director – Tracy J Trost

We are so excited and thankful to everyone at Trail Dance, one of our favorite festivals in the country and we look forward to the festivities this January 27th-28th. See the whole list of nominations here: Nominees

Trail Dance is always full of great films and tough competition and we hope to add another Golden Drover to our collection. It is one of our most prized awards. If you want to take part in the festival visit their site here and get your tickets today: Trail Dance

The Lamp is the third feature film from TMP Studios and Writer/Director Tracy J Trost and the second with his partner bestselling author Jim Stovall. The film follows Stanley Walters (Jason London) who is suffering from the loss of his only child, and has secluded himself to a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him.

In what seems to be the final days of their already strained marriage, his wife Lisa (Meredith Salenger) is presented with a strange gift; an old oil lamp. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger (Louis Gossett Jr) and a question that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for what’s truly important in life…

If you could have anything you wanted, what would YOU wish for?

The Lamp stars: Jason London (Man in the Moon, All Roads Lead Home), Meredith Salenger (Journey of Natty Gann, Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow, Cool Dog) with Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break) and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman).

The Lamp is currently available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. To support TMP Studios directly you can shop for it at ShopTMPics.com

The Lamp – Variety Review

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

In case you missed it before, our latest inspirational family film The Lamp received a nice review from Variety Magazine. Reviewer Joe Leydon said The Lamp has, ”A heaping helping of inspirational uplift for family audiences.”

You can read the whole review here Variety Review of The Lamp and if you can get your very own copy at our online store over at: ShopTMPics.com

What did you think of The Lamp? Visit our Facebook page here and let us know!

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.

The Lamp-Online and In Stores

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Thanks for buying The Lamp DVD. It is outselling A Christmas Snow 2 to 1 based on opening week performances. You can check all of the websites below and see where the best deal is! For an added bonus click here to become a TMP Ambassador and help us gain review points and move The Lamp up the charts!

ShopTMPics.com – Buy from us and you will be:

1) Directly supporting more inspirational family friendly films.

2) Supporting great charities with your purchase when you select your favorite at checkout.

3) Director Tracy J Trost’s new best friend ;-)

Walmart.com

Target.com

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Christianbook.com

MovieMars.com

DeeperShopping

Parable.com

Ann’s Gift Shop

Red Tag Market

Smartz Place

and more…

Story of Hope

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Learning to cope with loss is not an easy task. Listen and watch the actors and actresses from The Lamp give insight into how this movie can help you find hope in the middle of darkness.  Click here for Story of Hope and use code TMPSUCCESS (all caps). It is a true heart to heart from the cast of The Lamp. The heartbeat that flows through the movie also flows through Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel, Muse Watson, and Louis Gossett Jr discuss filming in Oklahoma with Director Tracy J Trost and the Trost Moving Pictures crew. Listen and watch as they express their thoughts about The Lamp. It helps us ay Trost Moving Pictures realize again and again why we do what we do. Hopefully it will give you a little nudge of hope as well.

The Lamp: In The News

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

With the Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma charity screening of The Lamp fast approaching, bestselling author Jim Stovall and award-winning director Tracy J Trost sat down with two local TV stations to talk about the event.

Watch Tracy’s interview with Fox 23 here: Tracy J Trost on Fox

Watch Jim Stovall’s interview with the local ABC affiliate here: Jim Stovall on ABC

Be sure to get your tickets for the event at the Mabee Center here: The Lamp at the Mabee Center

Filming in Oklahoma

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

What is it like filming in Oklahoma for Hollywood Stars? Wouldn’t you like to know. Well now you can! Yep, that sounds like a TV infomercial, but seriously you can. Click here Filming in Oklahoma and use code TMPSUCCESS (all caps) to hear Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel, Muse Watson, and Louis Gossett Jr discuss filming in Oklahoma with Director Tracy J Trost and the Trost Moving Pictures crew.

- Joe Jestus, PMD at TMP

“The Lamp” Wins Judge’s Choice Award

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/25/2011

The Lamp Starring Oscar Winner Louis Gossett Jr Wins Judge’s Choice Award at New Media Film Festival

(Tulsa, OK) – Bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) and award-winning director Tracy J Trost are pleased to announce that their new inspirational film The Lamp which stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. took home the coveted Judge’s Choice award at the 2011 New Media Film Festival this last weekend in Phoenix, AZ.

The full cast of The Lamp includes Jason London (Man in the Moon, Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (The Journey of Natty Gann, Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost, The Fugitive), Sarah Brown (Bold and the Beautiful, Big Momma’s House 2), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow, Cool Dog) with Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break) and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots).

The film follows Stanley Walters (Jason London) a father dealing with the loss of his son and a marriage on the brink of ruin. In what seems to be the last days of their marriage, Stanley and Lisa (Meredith Salenger) are presented with an old oil lamp. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger (Louis Gossett Jr) who challenges them with a statement that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for its truth. All things are possible if you Just Believe.

In addition to winning the Judge’s Choice award, director Tracy J Trost took part in several directors’ panels and inspired up-and-coming filmmakers with his workshop entitled, “Follow Your Dreams Into Filmmaking” which contained key principles from his upcoming book, Just Believe.

About Trost Moving Pictures:

Trost Moving Pictures (TMP) is an independent film production company based in Tulsa, OK. Their first two films—Find Me and A Christmas Snow—have won numerous awards at film festivals around the country, including Best Feature and Best Actor. TMP is currently turning A Christmas Snow into a live stage play that will be in Branson, Missouri this November – December at the Starlite Theatre and stars the award winning cast from the movie. www.aChristmasSnowLive.com

Their third feature film, The Lamp based on the book by bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) is currently on iTunes and VOD around the country and will be in stores this fall. The Lamp stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel with Muse Watson and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. You can find out more information about TMP at: www.TrostMovingPictures.com

About Jim Stovall:

Jim Stovall is the author of 15 previous books including the best seller The Ultimate Gift which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin.

He is among the most sought-after motivational and platform speakers anywhere. Despite failing eyesight and eventual blindness, Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for America’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. NTN’s program guide and samples of its broadcast and cable network programming are available at www.NarrativeTV.com.

The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.

Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux • Trost Moving Pictures Publicist

913-780-4035 • rhondab@trostmovingpictures.com

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