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AVATAR RELEASES “SKIN TRADE” COMIC
JULY 23, 2013
Avatar Press brought out the first issue of their comic adaptation of SKIN TRADE at Comic Con this year.  With a script provided by Daniel Abraham, the artistic styling of Mike Wolfer and based on George RR Martin’s werewolf novella “The Skin Trade.”
Skin Trade first appeared as a werewolf story in the 1989 Dark Visions collection of horror work by Martin, Stephen King and Daniel Simmons. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella in 1989.


In it private investigator, Randi Wade sees the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned. As the mysterious secrets of Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth…werewolves are real!



 
Daniel, Mike, and George signed copies of SKIN TRADE #1 at the Avatar booth last weekend during San Diego Comic Con.
For those of you who couldn’t be at Comic Con this year, SKIN TRADE #1 will go on sale at your local comic shop Wednesday July 17th 2013.
The second edition of Skin Trade will be available the following month.

AVATAR RELEASES “SKIN TRADE” COMIC

JULY 23, 2013

Avatar Press brought out the first issue of their comic adaptation of SKIN TRADE at Comic Con this year.  With a script provided by Daniel Abraham, the artistic styling of Mike Wolfer and based on George RR Martin’s werewolf novella “The Skin Trade.”

Skin Trade first appeared as a werewolf story in the 1989 Dark Visions collection of horror work by Martin, Stephen King and Daniel Simmons. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella in 1989.

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In it private investigator, Randi Wade sees the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned. As the mysterious secrets of Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth…werewolves are real!

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Daniel, Mike, and George signed copies of SKIN TRADE #1 at the Avatar booth last weekend during San Diego Comic Con.

For those of you who couldn’t be at Comic Con this year, SKIN TRADE #1 will go on sale at your local comic shop Wednesday July 17th 2013.

The second edition of Skin Trade will be available the following month.

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Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. Announces Investor Conference Call for Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 3:30pm EST on Ustream.

 

LOS ANGELES, CA –-May 9, 2012- Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) CEO, Mark B. Newbauer, announces that MIKP’s previously announced shareholder conference/Q&A will be held on the company’s interactive Ustream.com shareholder update channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mtp-shareholder-update on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:30pm EST.   Although the format features a live chat feed, questions can be submitted in advance to info@mtpprods.com with subject heading INVESTOR Q&A to ensure they are received as intended for response on the live feed.   

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MIKE THE PIKE PRODUCTIONS SUBSIDIARY, SAINT JAMES FILMS, ANNOUNCES PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHY ON CAPTAIN BATTLE: LEGACY WAR
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MTP’S SUBSIDIARY, SAINT JAMES FILMS, SIGNS TED CHALMERS AS COO/PRESIDENTLOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) announces today that sales and distribution veteran, Ted Chalmers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0150043/) will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of its newly acquired subsidiary, Saint James Films, which specializes in producing low budget and microbudget films (under $1m budget) for worldwide distribution.
Chalmers, former SVP of Media Brokerage for ICAP Media Markets (a division of www.icap.com), is also CEO of TomCat Films (www.tomcatfilmsllc.com), a company with an impressive track record in which all of its productions have been profitable to date. Ted has extensive experience in the realm of film production, sales and distribution for worldwide markets. He has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well known films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Escape From New York, One False Move, Re-Animator and Evil Dead 2, among dozens of others.
Mike The Pike Productions CEO, Mark B. Newbauer, will meet with Chalmers in person this week to discuss Saint James Films (www.saintjamesfilms.com) and their agenda moving forward. “We’re thrilled to have Ted on board as President/COO. His years of experience and expertise set us ahead of schedule in a very big way in terms of overall potential and opportunity,” states Newbauer.
Saint James Films’ December 2011 financial statement saw total net assets in excess of $170,000 and the company currently projects additional positive cash-flow in excess of $250,000 for 2012 via proceeds for both existing contracts and films currently in various stages of development and production.
Saint James Films expects to achieve revenues in excess of $1m by end of 2013, at which point it will be fully engaged in acquiring properties as well as producing original content for worldwide distribution with $5m in revenues by end of 2014 in a ever-progressing business model that will focus in low budget, high quality genre content for worldwide markets. These figures are based on conservative low-end projections with potential for exponentially more as the company continues to increase product flow and enhance production value for each project. MIKP has increased its authorized shares to 5b to allow for acquisitions similar to the Saint James Films success through 2012-2013. In line with this strategy, Mike The Pike Productions is in negotiations to retire up to $500,000 in long-term liabilities and confirms that it will not effect a reverse split in 2012. The company does this toward overall benefit to MIKP shareholders and long-term company growth.
As mentioned in a previous release, Saint James Films includes a network with extensive experience in production, sales, distribution and investment banking; creating content with longstanding relationships to buyers worldwide and with presence at major film markets around the world, including the AFM, MIPCOM, Berlinale and Cannes. The company looks to make a material announcement in early April in line with its strategy and achievements for growth and added value through 2012.
Please feel free to email the company direct at: info@mtpprods.com with any questions or comments.

MTP’S SUBSIDIARY, SAINT JAMES FILMS, SIGNS TED CHALMERS AS COO/PRESIDENT

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) announces today that sales and distribution veteran, Ted Chalmers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0150043/) will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of its newly acquired subsidiary, Saint James Films, which specializes in producing low budget and microbudget films (under $1m budget) for worldwide distribution.

Chalmers, former SVP of Media Brokerage for ICAP Media Markets (a division of www.icap.com), is also CEO of TomCat Films (www.tomcatfilmsllc.com), a company with an impressive track record in which all of its productions have been profitable to date. Ted has extensive experience in the realm of film production, sales and distribution for worldwide markets. He has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well known films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Escape From New York, One False Move, Re-Animator and Evil Dead 2, among dozens of others.

Mike The Pike Productions CEO, Mark B. Newbauer, will meet with Chalmers in person this week to discuss Saint James Films (www.saintjamesfilms.com) and their agenda moving forward. “We’re thrilled to have Ted on board as President/COO. His years of experience and expertise set us ahead of schedule in a very big way in terms of overall potential and opportunity,” states Newbauer.

Saint James Films’ December 2011 financial statement saw total net assets in excess of $170,000 and the company currently projects additional positive cash-flow in excess of $250,000 for 2012 via proceeds for both existing contracts and films currently in various stages of development and production.

Saint James Films expects to achieve revenues in excess of $1m by end of 2013, at which point it will be fully engaged in acquiring properties as well as producing original content for worldwide distribution with $5m in revenues by end of 2014 in a ever-progressing business model that will focus in low budget, high quality genre content for worldwide markets. These figures are based on conservative low-end projections with potential for exponentially more as the company continues to increase product flow and enhance production value for each project. MIKP has increased its authorized shares to 5b to allow for acquisitions similar to the Saint James Films success through 2012-2013. In line with this strategy, Mike The Pike Productions is in negotiations to retire up to $500,000 in long-term liabilities and confirms that it will not effect a reverse split in 2012. The company does this toward overall benefit to MIKP shareholders and long-term company growth.

As mentioned in a previous release, Saint James Films includes a network with extensive experience in production, sales, distribution and investment banking; creating content with longstanding relationships to buyers worldwide and with presence at major film markets around the world, including the AFM, MIPCOM, Berlinale and Cannes. The company looks to make a material announcement in early April in line with its strategy and achievements for growth and added value through 2012.

Please feel free to email the company direct at: info@mtpprods.com with any questions or comments.

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he deal was signed effective January 23, 2012 and books, records, domains and contracts delivered earlier this week. Saint James Films produces low-budget genre films for the global marketplace that have proven particularly attractive to buyers in international markets. The business model focuses on films with budgets under $1m with potential for significant ROI. (read more) 

microbudget horror thriller Don't Look in the Cellar

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Nude Nuns with Big Guns potentially more profitable than James Cameron’s Avatar

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Follow MTP’s ‘George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade’ on Twitter!  www.Twitter.com/theskintrade  

Follow MTP’s ‘George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade’ on Twitter!  

www.Twitter.com/theskintrade  

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This is a brief update on the sale of our wholly owned subsidiary, ServeNation, Inc., a prepaid debit program founded by Mark B. Newbauer and Jasmine Raja after purchasing the program name, LLC and national customer lists from its original owner.  I am using an email from a shareholder which summarized other questions well, to answer.  Please feel free to call us or email with any questions until further public release on the subject. 
 Is ServeNation 100 percent owned by MIKP:  Currently, yes. 

or just a fraction as stated in your most recent PR about the sale of ServeNation to one of your lenders: The 27.5% that we will retain in equity ownership and revenue shares is what we agreed on as part of the conditions of the sale, as per the last press release. 

  Not sure I understand this ServeNation information. This will be clarified in a release once the deal is consummated in full— this is not something I wanted to give an effective date on as the public markets, and the work involved with being a public company can take a timeline from weeks to months as we’ve all witnessed, I’m sure.  That said—- We agreed to sell ServeNation for $350k to a committed JV Group.  Their intent is to take the company public, most likely a bulletin board company and with executives from Chicago that have a great deal of experience and success with large ventures.  I agreed, on behalf of the company, toward collective benefit, to allow for payment once the most suitable scenario for ServeNation was identified and prepared by the buyer.  Further, though we have agreed to sell, I will not let ServeNation go casually and terms have been built in to our agreement in which they must satisfy both cash payment along with an actionable plan for program deployment and success.  They have a great head start as, again, we already have established strong relationships with a major financial institution as well as a network for the card, which CURRENTLY includes one or more of the following:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex.  This has been previously announced, however the specific company has not as there was no reason, in my opinion, to do this until the program was closer to launch.  Announcement otherwise would have been premature in my opinion and feel that knowing we’re working with a major global network, would suffice.   
Per recent discussions, Jasmine Raja will remain on the Board as Director or continue to serve as CEO for ServeNation, Inc. with best collective interests on hand.  All announcements by the new company will be shared publicly with MIKP holders via press release as we will be holding a significant stake in the company with the 27.5%.   

This is a brief update on the sale of our wholly owned subsidiary, ServeNation, Inc., a prepaid debit program founded by Mark B. Newbauer and Jasmine Raja after purchasing the program name, LLC and national customer lists from its original owner.  I am using an email from a shareholder which summarized other questions well, to answer.  Please feel free to call us or email with any questions until further public release on the subject. 

 Is ServeNation 100 percent owned by MIKP:  

Currently, yes. 

or just a fraction as stated in your most recent PR about the sale of ServeNation to one of your lenders: 

The 27.5% that we will retain in equity ownership and revenue shares is what we agreed on as part of the conditions of the sale, as per the last press release. 

  Not sure I understand this ServeNation information. 

This will be clarified in a release once the deal is consummated in full— this is not something I wanted to give an effective date on as the public markets, and the work involved with being a public company can take a timeline from weeks to months as we’ve all witnessed, I’m sure. 

 That said—- We agreed to sell ServeNation for $350k to a committed JV Group.  Their intent is to take the company public, most likely a bulletin board company and with executives from Chicago that have a great deal of experience and success with large ventures.  

I agreed, on behalf of the company, toward collective benefit, to allow for payment once the most suitable scenario for ServeNation was identified and prepared by the buyer.  Further, though we have agreed to sell, I will not let ServeNation go casually and terms have been built in to our agreement in which they must satisfy both cash payment along with an actionable plan for program deployment and success.  

They have a great head start as, again, we already have established strong relationships with a major financial institution as well as a network for the card, which CURRENTLY includes one or more of the following:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex.  

This has been previously announced, however the specific company has not as there was no reason, in my opinion, to do this until the program was closer to launch.  Announcement otherwise would have been premature in my opinion and feel that knowing we’re working with a major global network, would suffice.  
 

Per recent discussions, Jasmine Raja will remain on the Board as Director or continue to serve as CEO for ServeNation, Inc. with best collective interests on hand.  All announcements by the new company will be shared publicly with MIKP holders via press release as we will be holding a significant stake in the company with the 27.5%.   

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Beware!!!! Lycanthropy is spreading.  Dire Wolves spotted in France this morning: Pretty awesome- GREAT WORK on George R. R. Martin’s The Skin Trade, Andy Brase!!  

check out Andy’s blog here:  http://andybrase.blogspot.com/2012/02/skin-trade-cover-art-for-george-rr.html   showing off the cover of The Skin Trade - now available in France at http://www.editions-actusf.fr/george-r-r-martin/skin-trade

(Source: andybrase.blogspot.com)

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 Pretty Awesome—- GEORGE R.R. MARTIN graces us with his presence today.  Check out his post about The Skin Trade on his very own blog. When I first optioned the story for www.mtpprods.com, I was drawn to it on several levels and, as we continue to develop the project, we are full-on living, breathing these characters and the universe in which they exist.  

It’s unarguable, GRRM is well deserving of his recent accolades, which have been a long time coming— one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, USA Today’s Author of the Year, and New York Times Bestseller, with much thanks HBO’s production of George’s ‘Game of Thrones’.   As an auteur, his work is being enjoyed en masse- he’s becoming a brand of sorts- and it’s this fervor that surrounds his work as of late, that makes the project that much more exciting.  We loved him and his work well before GoT—but now, it’s as if this project can be rightly celebrated by so many who recognize his genius, that may have overlooked the project otherwise before. 
'nuff said— bottom line— Get ready for a twist-and-turn murder mystery like no other you've ever seen before— and much thanks to George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Ryan Colucci, Beth Newbauer and Stacey Parks of www.filmspecific.com for being an integral part of it all.  

 Pretty Awesome—- GEORGE R.R. MARTIN graces us with his presence today.  Check out his post about The Skin Trade on his very own blog. When I first optioned the story for www.mtpprods.com, I was drawn to it on several levels and, as we continue to develop the project, we are full-on living, breathing these characters and the universe in which they exist.  


It’s unarguable, GRRM is well deserving of his recent accolades, which have been a long time coming— one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, USA Today’s Author of the Year, and New York Times Bestseller, with much thanks HBO’s production of George’s ‘Game of Thrones’.   As an auteur, his work is being enjoyed en masse- he’s becoming a brand of sorts- and it’s this fervor that surrounds his work as of late, that makes the project that much more exciting.  We loved him and his work well before GoT—but now, it’s as if this project can be rightly celebrated by so many who recognize his genius, that may have overlooked the project otherwise before. 

'nuff said— bottom line— Get ready for a twist-and-turn murder mystery like no other you've ever seen before— and much thanks to George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Ryan Colucci, Beth Newbauer and Stacey Parks of www.filmspecific.com for being an integral part of it all.  

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"If you always follow the right way to do a thing youwill never be creative, because the “right way” means the way discovered by others. And the right way means that of course you will be able to make something, you will become a producer, a manufacturer, but you will not be a creator. - Osho"

(Source: whimsicalele, via terramantra)

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White Space star, Holt McCallany effected a gripping performance on this week’s Law & Order: SVU
If you missed it, check it out at: http://www.hulu.com/watch/320414/law-and-order-special-victims-unit-official-story.  
You’ll see why the Seattle Post Intelligencer calls him ‘electrifying’.  We think so too.  Way to go, Holt!  

White Space star, Holt McCallany effected a gripping performance on this week’s Law & Order: SVU

If you missed it, check it out at: http://www.hulu.com/watch/320414/law-and-order-special-victims-unit-official-story.  

You’ll see why the Seattle Post Intelligencer calls him ‘electrifying’.  We think so too.  Way to go, Holt!  

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84th Academy Award Nominations 

84th Academy Award Nominations 

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Mike The Pike update: SPOKEFISH GN ‘R.E.M.’ looking awesome!  check out progress update from project manager, spoke lane entertainment….

Mike The Pike update: SPOKEFISH GN ‘R.E.M.’ looking awesome!  check out progress update from project manager, spoke lane entertainment….

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LIONSGATE BUYS SUMMIT FOR $412.5M!  

(Source: thewrap.com)