Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Search Authors: Liz McMillan, Louis Evans, Mike Kavis, Vormetric Blog, Elizabeth White

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
Wearables - Perspectives on Design, Value and Relevance
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
SYS-CON Events announced today that On the Avenue Marketing Group, a sales and marketing firm that utilizes events to market and sell products to consumers, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. On the Avenue Marketing Group (OTA) is a sales and marketing firm that utilizes events to market and sell products to consumers. On behalf of our clients, we attend thousands of fairs, festivals, expos, concerts, conferences, and sporting events annually, helping them reach millions of individuals ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, the leading independent Cloud Foundry and Docker-based PaaS provider, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges thro...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Akana, formerly SOA Software, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Akana’s comprehensive suite of API Management, API Security, Integrated SOA Governance, and Cloud Integration solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive part...
VoxImplant has announced full WebRTC support in the newest versions of its Android SDK and iOS SDK. The updated SDKs, which enable audio and video calls on mobile devices, are now compatible with the WebRTC standard to allow any mobile app to communicate with WebRTC-enabled browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and, when available, Microsoft Spartan. The WebRTC-updated SDKs represent VoxImplant's continued leadership in simplifying the development of real-time communications (RTC) services for app developers. VoxImplant (built by Zingaya, the real-time communication servi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and sim...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorPool Storage will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. StorPool is distributed storage software that allows service providers, enterprises and other cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of using expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SAN).
The IoT Bootcamp is coming to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo on June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York. Instructor. Registration is now available at http://iotbootcamp.sys-con.com/ Instructor Janakiram MSV previously taught the famously successful Multi-Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in November in Santa Clara. Now he is expanding the focus to Janakiram is the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. He is a Microsoft Regional Director for Hyderabad, India, and one of the f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that kintone has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. kintone promotes cloud-based workgroup productivity, transparency and profitability with a seamless collaboration space, build your own business application (BYOA) platform, and workflow automation system.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Site24x7 is a cloud infrastructure monitoring service that helps monitor the uptime and performance of websites, online applications, servers, mobile websites and custom APIs. The monitoring is done from 50+ locations across the world and from various wireless carriers, thus providing a global perspective of the end-user experience. Site24x7 supports monitoring H...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intelligent Systems Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1994, Intelligent Systems Services Inc. is located near Washington, DC, with representatives and partners nationwide. ISS’s well-established track record is based on the continuous pursuit of excellence in designing, implementing and supporting nationwide clients’ mission-critical systems. ISS has completed many successful projects in Healthcare, Commercial, Manufacturing, ...
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantronics products to connect and transit or receive the audio associated with the WebRTC session.
The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provides a high level technical overview of many cloud services available to mobile app developers, includi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud, a provider of enterprise resource planning software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. B2cloud develops the software you need. They have the ideal tools to help you work with your clients. B2Cloud’s main solutions include AGIS – ERP, CLOHC, AGIS – Invoice, and IZUM