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Could The Movie Studio be the Next Heavy Hitter?

Lifestyles - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:52am
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(NewsUSA) - Gordon Scott Venters thrives on challenges. As CEO of The Movie Studio (TMS) in Hollywood -- that's Florida, not Los Angeles -- he's been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years.

Venters' resume reads like a who's who of Hollywood (California), where he was president and CEO of Destination Television, now TMS. While Venters has a soft spot for the West Coast, he is betting that, like California, South Florida will become the premier destination to produce movies.

"The energy is completely different here than in LA, and making movies in Florida has some terrific advantages," said Venters. "The visual landscape is stunning from a cinematic standpoint, there are diversified places to shoot and great visual optics. That's the value proposition in Florida."

It also doesn't hurt that the rich and famous work and play in the Sunshine State.

As a publicly traded micro-cap company, according to Venters, he knows that, although risky, there are huge growth opportunities for TMS (OTC: MVES).

"We want to give our followers, shareholders and supporters the chance to be a part of what we see as one of the newest hot studios providing full services in distribution, creativity and complete production," Venters said.

Currently, TMS has acquired a 60 percent membership interest in the Seven Arts Entertainment film library(SAFELA), giving TMS 14 titles including, "Drunkboat" with John Malkovich and John Goodman, "Night Of The Demons" with Shannon Elizabeth, "Fractured," "Knife Edge," "Shooting Gallery" with Freddie Prinze, Jr, "Nine Miles Down," "Noise," "The Pool Boys" with Matthew Lilliard, "A Broken Life" with Ving Rhames, "Autopsy," "Deal" with Burt Reynolds and Shannon Elizabeth, "Boo," "Back In The Day" with Ving Rhames and Ja Rule, and "Cemetery Gates."

Venters says he plans to bundle these with indie movies that the studio has produced, such as "Exposure" -- released on Netflix DVD and Amazon, and in Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target.

Other movies in the pipeline for TMS are "Bad Actress" and "Double Exposure." The Movie Studio completed principal photography in Colombia, South America, for its film "Bad Actress," starring Sean Stone, son of the iconic Hollywood director Oliver Stone, and The Movie Studio's sensational Latina bombshell, Excelina from Colombia.

TMS has also completed its reverse stock split (OTC- MVES) finalizing the company's corporate restructuring while tightening the float and outstanding shares.

The Movie Studio Inc. is also involved with music videos, television shows and other intellectual properties. To learn more, visit

Can Insurance Companies Adapt to Today's Fast-Paced Lifestyle?

Lifestyles - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:50am
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(NewsUSA) - There is no doubt that life today moves fast. The rise of digital technologies has given people the ability to talk on the phone, watch their children's soccer games and send work emails all at once. Consumers have come to expect these same conveniences afforded by the Internet age from all the businesses and services they use -- except, oftentimes, from their insurance companies. Health insurance companies process 98 percent of claims within 30 days; but for today's fast-paced lifestyle, 30 days can feel like a lifetime, especially for those struggling to pay medical expenses.

With almost two-thirds of American households earning less money today than they did in 2002, just being insured is no longer enough. What's really important is how fast and hassle-free your insurance carrier can process and pay claims because the speed of claims payment can be vital to both physical and financial recovery.

According to a recent survey, 66 percent of workers would not be able to adjust to the large financial costs associated with a serious injury or illness, and 49 percent have less than $1,000 available to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. Not to mention, due to rising health care costs, employers are implementing several cost-saving measures that are putting even more financial pressure on workers, such as:

* Increasing employees' health care insurance copayments.

* Increasing employees' share of premium.

* Implementing high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts.

This means waiting up to a month for an insurance payment may not be an option for many people. However, with improved technology and an understanding of today's consumers' needs, some insurance companies have been working hard to implement fast service to customers. For example, Aflac provides policies whose claims are regularly processed, approved and paid in just one day -- a speed that's almost unheard of in the insurance industry.

In the past, an insurance provider that paid claims fast was a luxury, but today it is a necessity. It has never been more important to have money in hand quickly when dealing with a serious illness or injury, so make sure your insurance company can move at your fast-paced speed.

To learn more about Aflac's One Day Pay promise, visit

Braun Advances To Round of 32 at ITA All-American Championships

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 10:00pm
TULSA, Okla. – In his first tournament as a Bulldog, Mississippi State freshman Niclas Braun dispatched two opponents in quick order to continue his impressive run at the ITA All-American Championships as he moved on to the round of 32.

Moberly, Pieters Help Pace The Bulldogs In Texas

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 9:00pm
Boerne, Texas – Playing the front nine holes exceptionally well on Sunday, Elsa Moberly and Izel Pieters paced Mississippi State in the opening round of the Jim West Challenge.

MSU’s Harrison, Rentouli Finish Purdue Invite Undefeated

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 8:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With the final day of the Purdue Invite in the books, the Mississippi State women's tennis team finished 3-2 in singles Sunday, with sophomore Madison Harrison and freshman Anastasia Rentouli highlighting action by ending the weekend undefeated in singles.

Brown Wins Pitching Duel With Five Strikeouts In Three Innings

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 7:49pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Junior left-hander Daniel Brown struck out five in three innings of shutout ball Sunday afternoon, leading Gray to a 3-0 blanking of Maroon in Mississippi State's 10th scrimmage of the fall.

Watch Dan Mullen's Weekly Press Conference At 1 p.m. Monday

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 6:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen's weekly press conference will be held at 1 p.m. CT Monday.

Bulldogs Down South Carolina In Five-Set Thriller At The Griss

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 5:17pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Returning home for the first time in nine matches, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-5, 2-2 SEC) took down the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-10, 0-4 SEC) in a five-set contest at Newell-Grissom on Sunday.

Wood Returns To The Jerry Pate Looking To Repeat 2014 Performance

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 5:00pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Ben Wood returns to the Old Overton Golf Course as the defending Jerry Pate Intercollegiate individual champion after a historic 2014 tournament, while the rest of the Mississippi State men's golf team looks to keep the early season success going.

No. 21 State Drops 30-17 Decision At No. 14 Texas A&M

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 1:00am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 21 Mississippi State (3-2, 1-2 SEC) fell to No. 14 Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0) by a score of 30-17 on the road Saturday night.

Lunak is Outa Sight in Hempstead

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 11:22pm

HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The last time Buck Lunak competed at the Waller County Fair and Rodeo, things didn’t go so well.

“I came here two years ago, and they threw me off,” said Lunak, a bareback rider from Cut Bank, Mont. “I’m glad to come back and do good. It means a lot. It’ll help me get my qualifications up for this year, so I’ll be able to go to some bigger winter rodeos and get my shot to end up in the top 15.”

WallerCountyLOGOHe posted an 84-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Outa Sight on Saturday night to win the title and $1,951. That should be the perfect kick-start to the new season, which began Oct. 1 in Hempstead.

He’ll have a solid calendar year to maintain his spot among the very best in order to qualify for 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s grand finale that features only the top 15 contestants from each regular season. It would be a first for the eight-year pro from the Blackfeet Nation.

“I went out a little bit last year, but I was hurt for about four years in a row,” he said. “I’m a Native American and a cowboy, and if I can make a living off a horse, then that’s the greatest thing in the world. I love bareback riding. It’s wild and control; it’s everything. If you can make a job out if, that’s what I want to do. I want to do this great.”

He was pretty great on the final night of the Waller County Fair and Rodeo, and so was his dance partner, Outa Sight, which has been selected to buck at the NFR four times.

“I know that everybody here wanted that horse, so I was pretty happy to have her by my name,” Lunak said. “I just knew it was supposed to be good to ride. She’s bred out big and has the looks you want, so I was pretty excited.

“That’s the type of horse you want to get on. She’s big and showy. She’s got the reputation, so all you’ve got to do is show up and do your job.”

It worked out just fine for Lunak.

Waller County Fair and Rodeo
Oct. 1-3
Hempstead, Texas
Bareback riding:
1. Buck Lunak, 84 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Outa Sight, $1,951; 2. Bill Tutor, 83.5, $1,496; 3. Winn Ratliff, 82.5, $1,105; 4. Jake Brown, 81, $716; 5. (tie) Matt Bright, Evan Jayne and Heath Ford, 80, $347 each; 8. Richmond Champion, 78, $195.

Steer wrestling: 1. Stan Branco, 4.1 seconds, $2,011; 2. Cody Doescher, 4.2, $1,748; 3. Ryan Bothum, 4.3, $1,486; 4. Logan Glendhill, 4.4, $1,224; 5. (tie) Josh Clark and Tyler Gibson, 4.5, $830 each; 7. Clayton Hass, 5.0, $437; 8. Wade Steffen, 5.1, $175.

Team roping: 1. Wes Kent/Scott Webster, 4.3 seconds, $3,204 each; 2. Rowdy Riekan/Justin Price, 4.5, $2,866; 3. Will Clark/Kolby Miller, 4.7, $2,529; 4. Shane Philipp/John Philipp, 4.8, $2,192; 5. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 4.9, $1,855; 6. Cord Crowell/Trey Carter III and Kelsey Parchman/Matt Kasner, 5.2, $1,349 each; 8. Tyler Wade/Kinney Harrell, 5.3, $843; 8. (tie) Tee Luttrell/Clay Sieber, Logan Olson/Jordan Olson and Jake Orman/James Arnold, 5.4, $225 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Nick LaDuke, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Ginger Snap, and Bradley Harter, on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Fiesta Savy, 79 points, $1,823 each; 3. Sam Spreadborough, 77, $1,170; 4. (tie) Justin Caylor, Jacobs Crawley and Sterling Crawley, 76, $528 each; 7. (tie) Isaac Diaz, Alex Wright and CoBurn Bradshaw, 73, $161 each.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Timber Moore, 8.0 seconds, $2,248; 2. Houston Hutto, 8.2, $1,955; 3. (tie) Dennis Luetge and Cimarron Boardman, 9.0, $1,515 each; 5. Robert Mathis, 9.2, $1,075; 6. Josh Eirikson, 9.7, $782; 7. (tie) Ace Slone, Bradley Bynum and Clint Singleton, 10.0, $228 each.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Benette Little, 14.90 seconds, $2,666; 2. Jackie Jatzlau, 14.93, $2,266; 3. Mary Burger, 15.05, $1,866; 4. Andrea Cline, 15.09, $1,600; 5. Kelly Bruner, 15.12, $1,333; 6. Jaime Hinton, 15.14, $933; 7. Kelly Clifton, 15.21, $666; 8. Ahnna Peterson, 15.22, $533; 9. Martha Wright, 15.23, $467; 10. Raylene Cox, 15.31, $400; 11. Jenna Beaver, 15.33, $333; 12. Janet Staton, 15.35, $267.

Steer roping: First round: 1. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr., and Trey Sheets, 9.9 seconds, $897 each; 3. Scott Snedecor, 10.0, $643; 4. Ralph Williams, 10.6, $474; 5. Chet Herren, 11.0, $305; 6. Leo Campbell, 11.2, $169. Second round: 1. Lawson Plemons, 9.9 seconds, $981; 2. Tony Reina, 10.4, $812; 3. Guy Allen, 10.6, $643; 4. Corey Ross, 10.7, $474; 5. Coy Thompson, 11.3, $305; 6. J. Tom Fisher, 11.4, $169. Third round: 1. Roger Branch, 9.8 seconds, $981; 2. JB Whatley, 10.1, $812; 3. J. Tom Fisher, 10.2, $643; 4. Brian Garr, 10.4, $474; 5. C.A. Lauer, 10.6, $305; 6. Dan Fisher, 11.0, $169. Average: 1. Scott Snedecor, 33.8 seconds on three head, $1,472; 2. Trey Sheets, 35.2, $1,218; 3. Cody Lee, 36.4, $964; 4. Chet Herren, 38.2, $711; 5. John Bland, 39.0, $457; 6. Tony Reina, 39.1, $254.

Bull riding: 1. Jeffrey Joseph Ramagos, 85 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Red One, $2,200; 2. Tim Bingham, 83.5, $1,686; 3. Eli Vastbinder, 81, $1,246; 4. (tie) Troy Garcia, 79.5, $807; 5. (tie) Ardie Maier, Bayle Worden and Dustin Boquet, 79, $391 each; 8. (tie) Lucas Guilbeau and Reagan Avery, 71, $110 each.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Men’s Tennis Goes Undefeated On Day One Of ITA All-Americans

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 11:20pm
TULSA, Okla. – Opening day of the 2015 ITA All-American Championships couldn't have gone better for the Mississippi State men's tennis team, with all four competitors winning in straight sets to cap a perfect day on the court for the Bulldogs.

MSU’s Patrasc/Rentouli Win Doubles Title At Purdue Invite

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 10:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With the second day of the Purdue Invite completed, the Mississippi State women's tennis team finished 4-2 in doubles and 3-3 in singles, with the State duo of Georgiana Patrasc and Anastasia Rentouli highlighting action by capturing the tourney's doubles title.

MSU Returns To The Griss To Host South Carolina

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 7:31pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – It's been 28 days since the Newell-Grissom Building played host to Bulldog volleyball. On Sunday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-5, 1-2 SEC) make their return home, hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-9, 0-3 SEC) on the SEC Network.

Meet Your Diamond Dawgs: Delvin Zinn

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 1:57pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – During the fall, will interview select Mississippi State newcomers as an introduction to the MSU fanbase.

MSU Women’s Golf Set For Texas Tournament

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 9:00am
Boerne, Texas – Fresh off the Schooner Fall Classic in Oklahoma where Mississippi State placed third, the Bulldogs now turn their attention to the Jim West Challenge in Texas.

Brothers love winning together

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:24am

HEMPSTEAD, Texas – There’s only one thing better than competing together for saddle bronc riding brothers Jacobs and Sterling Crawling: Winning together.

“It’s great that we both ride broncs because we have two chances, and the rest just have one,” said Sterling Crawley, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Stephenville, Texas.

Sterling Crawley

Sterling Crawley

The two cowboys moved toward the top of the leaderboard on Friday night during the second performance of the Waller County Fair and Rodeo. Sterling rode Pete Carr’s Northern Spy, while Jacobs matched moves with Carr’s Disco, both scoring 76 points to move into a three-way tie for second place with Justin Caylor of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

“I want the best for him and to have success,” Jacobs Crawley said of his younger brother. “Anytime we can split like that, I like seeing him win. I just want to catch him.”

Jacobs Crawley is a five-time NFR qualifier now living in Burney, Texas. He won the coveted average championship at ProRodeo’s grand finale in 2013 and has proven to be one of the elite bronc riders in the game for several years.

Jacobs Crawley

Jacobs Crawley

Both Crawleys have seen past success at the Waller County Fairgrounds in Hempstead, which is a big reason why they return every October. But there are other reasons.

“I love this rodeo,” Sterling said. “I’ve watched it improve every year, and the way you’re treated here is phenomenal.”

For men who make a living on the rodeo trail, being able to compete close to home is big.

“Hempstead is a great rodeo and a Texas rodeo,” Jacobs said. “We’re from Texas, so it’s good for our circuit, plus Pete’s got good horses for us to get on. They have great crowds, and they love the rodeo here.

“I also love this rodeo because we’ve just come off some of the highest pressure rodeos at the end of the year. This is nice because it’s a new season; it’s a new page. We’re all starting from scratch, and there are a lot of rodeos to be had. You get to enjoy bronc riding in the most organic form.”

Of course, doing well at a big-money rodeo to kick start the 2016 season is important, too.

“It means a whole bunch, because things have been rough this year after I came back from my groin injury,” Sterling said. “It’s nice to come to the first rodeo of the year and do good.”

Waller County Fair and Rodeo
Oct. 1-3
Hempstead, Texas
Bareback riding:
1. Winn Ratliff, 82.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Touched By An Angel; 2. Jake Brown, 81; 3. (tie) Matt Bright and Evan Jayne, 80; 5. Richmond Champion, 78.5; 6. Scotty NeSmith, 78; 7. Kody Lamb, 77.5; 8. David Clapp, 76.

Steer wrestling: 1. Stan Branco, 4.1 seconds; 2. Cody Doescher, 4.2; 3. Ryan Bothum, 4.3; 4. Logan Glendhill, 4.4; 5. (tie) Josh Clark and Tyler Gibson, 4.5; 7. Clayton Hass, 5.0; 8. Wade Steffen, 5.1.

Team roping: 1. Wes Kent/Scott Webster, 4.3 seconds; 2. Will Clark/Kolby Miller, 4.7; 3. Shane Philipp/John Philipp, 4.8; 4. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 4.9; 5. Cord Crowell/Trey Carter III, 5.2; 6. Tyler Wade/Kinney Harrell, 5.3; 7. (tie) Tee Luttrell/Clay Sieber and Jake Orman/James Arnold, 5.4; 9. Clayton Hass/Cody Doescher, 5.5; 10. Tyler Waters/Steve Northcott, 5.6.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Sam Spreadborough, 77 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Sky Bow; 2. (tie) Justin Caylor, Jacobs Crawley and Sterling Crawley, 76; 5. (tie) Isaac Diaz, Alex Wright and CoBurn Bradshaw, 73; 8. (tie) Kobyn Williams and Joe Harper, 70.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Timber Moore, 8.0 seconds; 2. Houston Hutto, 8.2; 3. Cimarron Boardman, 9.0; 4. Josh Eirikson, 9.7; 5. (tie) Ace Slone, Bradley Bynum and Clint Singleton, 10.0; 8. Cooper Raley, 11.7.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Benette Little, 14.90 seconds; 2. Jackie Jatzlau, 14.93; 3. Mary Burger, 15.05; 4. Andrea Cline, 15.09; 5. Kelly Bruner, 15.12; 6. Jaime Hinton, 15.14; 7. Kelly Clifton, 15.21; 8. Ahnna Peterson, 15.22; 9. Martha Wright, 15.23; 10. Jenna Beaver, 15.33; 11. Janet Staton, 15.35; 12. Holly Fenoglio, 15.37.

Bull riding: 1. Jeffrey Joseph Ramagos, 85 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Red One; 2. Tim Bingham, 83.5; 3. Eli Vastbinder, 81; 4. Troy Garcia, 79.5; 5. (tie) Ardie Maier and Dustin Boquet, 79; 7. (tie) Lucas Guilbeau and Reagan Avery, 71.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Soccer Falls to No. 16 Texas A&M 4-0

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:30pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – With the race for the Southeastern Conference Tournament heating up, the Mississippi State women's soccer team (3-6-3, 1-2-2 SEC) fell to No. 16 Texas A&M 4-0 (10-3-0, 3-2-0 SEC) in front of a hostile crowd at Ellis Field.

Bulldog Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision At No. 21 Kentucky

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:41pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the final contest of a nine-match road stretch, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-5, 1-2 SEC) fell in a 3-0 decision Friday night against the 21st-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (10-5, 3-0 SEC) at the Memorial Coliseum.

MSU Completes Day One of Purdue Invite

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 7:00pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After the first day of play at the Purdue Invite, the Mississippi State women's tennis is 3-2 in doubles play and 3-3 in singles play.
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