Welcome!

Cognitive Computing Authors: Kevin Benedict, Kevin Jackson, Rajeev Kozhikkattuthodi, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Attention MMA Fans! By Popular Demand "ONCE I WAS A CHAMPION" Premieres

See it Today: PPV, SuddenLink, Version FiOS, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

See "The Real Story of Evan Tanner" – MMA & UFC Champion  Wednesday, January 16, 2013

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130115/CG42593)

Tough Crowd Productions and TapouT Films are proud to announce the world premiere of Once I Was A Champion, now available on Pay-Per-View, Video On Demand, and multiple Movies on Demand digital networks starting January 16, 2013. "Ever since we announced the release, fans have been clamoring to see the real life story of MMA and UFC champion, Evan Tanner," says Kirk Porter, producer of Once I Was A Champion. The response to the film on the official Facebook page is overwhelmingly positive as Fans remember the impact Evan had on MMA fighters, friends, and supporters from around the world. They want to see the movie NOW!  Their wait is over!"

About the Movie
Writer, philosopher, alcoholic, and UFC Champion Evan Tanner died mysteriously in the desert of Clapp Springs, California. He was searching for treasure but not of the material kind. The feature-length biopic Once I Was A Champion focuses on the people whose lives Evan forever changed, as they try to figure out who he really was and the reason behind his untimely death. The film runs 93 minutes with includes appearances from some of the UFC's and MMA's most famous personalities, including:

Dana White, Randy Couture, Chael Sonnen,  Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin , Bas Rutten, Big John McCarthy, Guy Mezger, Phil Baroni and more! The Film also includes never-before-released fight scenes from Evan's winning Pancrase Fights in Japan!

"Evan Tanner is admired for his writings along with his fighting. He inspired people to know that they have the power to change the world," says director Gerard Roxburgh. "I corresponded with Evan before his death and after hearing the news, I was compelled to tell his life story. Seeing fans react to the completed film and talk about how Evan inspired them is absolutely wonderful. Given the fans' 'demand' to see the documentary, it's great to finally get it out there!" 

See "Once I Was A Champion" – The Real Story of Evan Tanner – MMA & UFC Champion

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CHARLES MOORE OF CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE WINS THE "DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN MMA CHAMPION" SWEEPSTAKES – VIA THE UNDERGROUND!

To promote the film's release, film Producers offered fans the chance to live a day in the life of an MMA fighter. Thousands of men and women across the U.S. entered via the official Facebook page and by texting their entry from their mobile phones. Charles Moore was randomly selected by the Sponsors and was flown to Las Vegas to attend UFC 155, where Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos in the rematch of the year. Sitting ringside with President and Co-Founder of TapouT, Dan "Punkass" Caldwell, Charles was seen on television from his ringside seat where he hung out with some of MMA's most famous celebrities, including Sirius radio personality "Scrape" and UFC Fighters Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. What was it like to hang VIP-style next to celebs including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis?

"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," says TapouT's Dan "Punkass" Caldwell. To go backstage, attend the weigh-ins, meet the stars of MMA, and get one-on-one coaching from real MMA fighters is a dream come true. Charles is a huge MMA fan – exactly the type of person we hoped would win!"  

Says Charles Moore: "The whole trip was insane. I kept asking myself… is this really happening? And it was!" The Sweepstakes was co-promoted by MiddleEasy, Sherdog, MMA.TV, and MixedMarialArts.com. Charles learned about the Once I Was A Champion Sweepstakes while getting his daily MMA update on The Underground. 

See photos, videos, and movie clips on www.Facebook.com/OnceIWasAChampion

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"Once I Was A Champion" is produced by Tough Crowd Productions and TapouT Films, and directed by Gerard Roxburgh. The film is distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment and starting Wednesday, January 16, 2012, can be seen on TimeWarner Cable, SuddenLink, Verizon FiOS, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu; and Pay-Per-View channels nationwide. Fans in Canada can also see the film on Google Play and iTunes starting January 16, 2013.

About TapouT Films
TapouT Films develops, creates, and distributes compelling films that entertain the hell out of a fast-growing and loyal, mixed martial arts audience worldwide. Part of the industry-leading and highly-sought TapouT brand, the company produces a raucous, in-demand TV reality show; the most popular magazine in the MMA; and sponsors some of the best MMA Fighters around the world. As the Official lifestyle brand of the UFC, TapouT undoubtedly corners the competition in and out of the octagon. 

About Tough Crowd Productions
Tough Crowd Productions is an American film production company responsible for a variety of short films including Out on the Wing and the children's seriesDecklin.  In 2008 the company began production on their first feature length documentary Once I Was A Champion about the life and untimely death of UFC Champion Evan Tanner. Now working on its second feature-length film while lending their skill set to other production companies, Tough Crowd Productions is widely recognized and highly sought amongst its peers.

About Echo Bridge Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is a premiere independent content company, acquiring and distributing motion pictures, television series, specials and MOWs, home entertainment, PC games, digital and video-on-demand content throughout the world. With its recent acquisition of Alliance Atlantis International Distribution Ltd. and just-announced distribution partnership with Comcast, Echo Bridge has added over 7,500 hours of programming to its existing library – creating a combined portfolio of more than 5,000 titles. Echo Bridge's feature film library includes titles starring Val Kilmer, Robin Williams, Matthew Perry, Anthony LaPaglia, Sharon Stone, Will Smith, James Belushi, Robert DeNiro, Nick Nolte, Ryan Reynolds, and John Goodman.

By Popular Demand: See the Multi-Network Premiere of Once I Was A Champion on January 16, 2013.

Believe in Yourself, Believe in the Power of One. www.OnceIWasAChampion.com

Media Contact: Jessica Harris, RGM / TapouT Films / Tough Crowd Productions: Once I Was A Champion, +14242455716, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE TapouT Films

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We've been engaging with a lot of customers including Panasonic, we've been involved with Cisco and now we're working with the U.S. government - the Department of Homeland Security," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Karthik Lalithraj, a Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica, discussed how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, will examine the regulations and provide insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence...
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, discussed the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information.
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
"DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair. "DX World Expo has organized these issues along 10 tracks with more than 150 of the world's top speakers coming to Istanbul to help change the world."
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.