SUMMER 2013 IN REVIEW: KAMATOY MEDIA GROUP

As the Summer comes to an end we wanted to give you a quick update of what’s been happening…

 The Summer of 2013 has been both rewarding and exhausting for the KMG team. From corporate events to entertainment and the martial arts, we have been working hard to help keep the wheels rolling for our many clients. We wanted to share just a few of the many events we have been working on.

KROC KIDS CATS PRODUCTION – Photo By Mary Kamatoy

The summer began early as KMG’s David Kamatoy, Musical Director and producer/musician Tony Woodroffe collaborated on the musical  for Kroc Junior Theater’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. The show included young actors from elementary school through college age and was presented at the Joan Kroc Theater in East San Diego. With direction by Laura Hodge, this talented young cast brought the antics of T.S. Eliot’s frenzied felines to life for appreciative audiences. The KMG team also provided media assistance for the production.

Moving on into the summer, we had the opportunity to work with AMB Publicity to cover the 2013 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmy® Awards at the Red Rock Hotel Casino Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Kamatoy and Jason Carlage worked the red carpet, speaking with presenters, nominees and sponsors of the 39th annual event, including Master of Ceremonies Barry Shabaka Henley. Several video interviews to be posted from the event.

With summer comes travel season, and clean car is a happy car. We helped to organize and promote the grand opening of the Sorrento Valley Soapy Joe’s, the newest location for this San Diego-based family-owned line of car care centers. David Kamatoy was joined by actor/producer Mark Christopher Lawrence (NBC’s Chuck and Mark Christopher Lawrence Presents) and UFC fighter Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran. Also spending time at Soapy Joe’s were radio personalities Chio from KISS FM 95.7 and Nathan Frost from Channel 93.3, celebrity photographer Gabriela Stark and Dan “The Balloon Man” McClellan.

Summer also included the Fourteenth Annual Masters Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held at the Costa Mesa Hilton on Saturday, June 22. This was the fourth year that KMG has worked with the Masters Hall of Fame to promote the event, which honors top martial artists every year such as Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and Kenpo legend Bob White. This year the event honored Women in the Martial Arts and featured Full-Contact Muay Thai Champion Lisa King, aka “The Black Widow,” as guest speaker.

KUSI's Alexis DelChiaro and Kevin Fulton with Mark Christopher Lawrence

Comic Con Photos by- David Kamatoy, Phyliss (Kamatoy) Zawacki, Sal Brunetto, Von Ware, Osceola Dubois

Closer to home, David Kamatoy and Mark Christopher Lawrence took on the 2013 Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center, covering the action in their own unique style. The pair interviewed participants, celebrities and fans at the annual celebration of all things geek. Former triple-jump Olympian-turned-Media creator Von Ware and his company Trilogy joined them tohelp document the action. Special thanks to Tony Woodroffe, Jonathan Winbush, Christopher Janikas,  Sal Brunetto,  Ned Cato, Jr., Osceola Dubois and Noelle DuBois (No relation). Media coming soon.

Right after the Con Mark Christopher Lawrence was asked to present at the First Annual Geekie Awards which oddly had a lot of our industry friends involved. It was a good way to end the events of the summer. (Pics coming soon)

We are still wrapping up various videos and media from all the projects and will continue to post.

“We’re very excited about everything that’s been going on these last few months,” said Kamatoy. “We’ve seen some great projects really take flight, and we’re looking forward to taking on some new projects in the next few months. We have a number of very cool concepts in the works and are hoping to expand even further.”

For more information about how we can help you with your business or project, please contact Kamatoy Media Group at press@jugglemail.com or call 619-573-9456.

Respectfully,

David Kamatoy & Stephen Prendergast

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