Locomotive Distribution Launches New Genre Shingle “Firebox” For The Film “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You”

Hi. This is Colleen Seldin from Locomotive Distribution. We’ve announced today that we’ve launched a genre label called FIREBOX and the first film under the new shingle will be “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU“. And don’t forget, the movie premieres tomorrow night at WILLiFEST in Brooklyn! Here’s the press release about FIREBOX: Locomotive Distribution Read More »

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NYC Assemblyman Michael DenDekker in New Hip-Hop Horror Film

Attention New Yorkers. Take a close look at Michael DenDekker. Does he look familiar? You might know him as a prominent face in New York City politics. He’s currently the Assemblyman for Assembly District 34 in Queens (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Woodside). But if you look DenDekker up on IMDB, you’ll see his name Read More »

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You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You – Exclusive Scene [video]

We’re really excited to release this clip from our new movie “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” from director Michael A. Pinckney. Michael shot Doug E. Fresh in the studio, and the rhyme was originally not recorded over music. What’s so cool about this scene is the original beat that was produced afterwards to the Read More »

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Ricardo Sarmiento: Cinematographer for YNTSKY

Ricardo Sarmiento has built a body of work that makes him increasingly recognized for his ability as both an artist and a professional. Born in Bogota, Colombia and since graduating New York City’s Hunter College‘s acclaimed film program, Sarmiento has spent the last 20 years infusing his career with breadth and depth.  From his work Read More »

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Getting to Know Al Thompson, The Actor Playing “Cipha” in YNTSKY

Playing the part of “Cipha” in Michael A. Pickney‘s film You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You is New York based actor, Al Thompson. A “Jack of all Trades,” Al Thompson wears the hats of actor, writer, producer, and director in his projects. Since entering the entertainment industry, Thompson has worked hard to experience success not Read More »

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Meet The Director: Michael A. Pinckney from YNTSKY

Michael A. Pinckney is the founder and managing director of Black Noise Media, a full service production house based in New York City. He got his start over twelve years ago under the tutelage of filmmaker Spike Lee and soon after joined The Director’s Guild of America. Pickney’s latest project is also his feature film Read More »

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Nashawn Kearse as “Manchild” in YNTSKY

Best known for his recurring roles on such TV hits as Desperate Housewives, Entourage, and The Sopranos—Nashawn Kearse is New York based actor of Stage, Television, and Film. He started his acting career with the City Kids repertory company with actors like Malik Yoba and Donald Faison. They performed everywhere from McDonald’s parking lots to Read More »

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YNTSKY Cast Profile: James McDaniel

Actor, James McDaniel, is one of the main characters in “Your’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You.” You might recognize him from both film and TV. Here’s his bio below: For seven seasons, acclaimed stage, screen and television actor James McDaniel portrayed Lt. Arthur Fancy on legendary television series NYPD Blue. McDaniel recently completed shooting Bunker Read More »

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“YNTSKY” Scheduled to Premiere September 2011

After years of post-production delays, it looks like Michael A. Pinckney‘s independent hip hop thriller, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is finally getting released. We’re working very closely with Michael and his distribution partner, Locomotive Distribution, to bring you the inside stories behind the making of this film and its release. Currently the film is scheduled to premiere in September 2011. Read More »

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Getting to Know Al Thompson, The Actor Playing “Cipha” in YNTSKY

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Playing the part of “Cipha” in Michael A. Pickney‘s film You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You is New York based actor, Al Thompson.

A “Jack of all Trades,” Al Thompson wears the hats of actor, writer, producer, and director in his projects. Since entering the entertainment industry, Thompson has worked hard to experience success not only in film, but also in television and online media. In 2007, he founded ValDean Entertainment, a production company dedicated to creating high-quality and original content that resonates across multiple entertainment platforms. Through ValDean Entertainment, Thompson pays homage to the popular television programming of the late 80’s/early 90’s he enjoyed as a child. He creates content that contemporizes the traditional television sitcom rather than simply remaking it.

In 2011, Al Thompson & ValDean Entertainment will be rolling out a slate of Web series that are already garnering a buzz in the industry. This includes the premiere of Lenox Avenue, a compelling drama that follows three friends navigating through the rough terrain of love and relationships while living in Harlem, NYC. Lenox Avenue stars such actors as Jamie Hector (The Wire) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire), and Victor Williams (The King of Queens).

Most recently, Thompson launched the award-winning comedy series Johnny B. Homeless, which received rave reviews at the New York Television Festival, winning the “People’s Choice Award” and premiered on Atom.com in June. Both Johnny B. Homeless and Lenox Avenue been featured in major publications such as Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Variety.

Other upcoming projects include a new comedy with producer Brian Rolling (Johnny B. Homeless), as well as an original comedy Web series “Tilt-A-World” shot in Ocean City, MD.

Al Thompson & ValDean Entertainment enlists rising stars and high-caliber talent in current and upcoming projects, including actors Kenan Thompson (SNL), Quentin Aaron (The Blind Side) and Dorian Missick (Luck Number Slevin, NBC’s The Cape).

As an actor, Thompson has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including The Royal Tenenbaums, A Walk to Remember, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, ESPN’s A Season on the Brink, Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street, and Law & Order. Al also won acclaim for his performance as Derrick, the troubled protagonist of Larry Fessedan’s Liberty Kid.

Thompson is represented by George Ruiz of ICM. He currently resides in Harlem, New York.

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