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PWTorch.com – Movie Trailer – 1/8 “Masked Saint” with Roddy Piper

November 4, 2015 5:56 pm

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A new trailer has been released for “The Masked Saint” movie featuring the late Roddy Piper in a prominent supporting role.

Piper stars alongside Brett Granstaff, who plays Christopher Samuels, a wrestler-turned pastor.

“When Samuels witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, Samuels must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor. Inspired by the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, ‘The Masked Saint’ is based on the book of the same name by Whaley.”

Link to the article: http://www.pwtorch.com/index.php/2015/11/03/movie-trailer-18-masked-saint-movie-with-roddy-piper/


FoxSports.com – Check out the late Roddy Piper in trailer for movie ‘The Masked Saint’

November 4, 2015 5:54 pm

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In addition to being a fantastic performer in the wrestling ring, Roddy Piper also did his fair share of actual acting in films.

He was in the “classic” “They Live” in 1988.

Now, months after his death on July 30, a trailer has been released for the movie “The Masked Saint,” which features vintage acting by Piper.

Check out the trailer for the flick, which will be released in January 2016.

Link to the article: http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/roddy-piper-wwe-hall-of-famer-in-trailer-for-movie-the-masked-saint-110315


Yard Barker – Check out the late Roddy Piper in trailer for movie ‘The Masked Saint’

November 4, 2015 5:51 pm

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Roddy Piper seems in classic form in the trailer for ‘The Masked Saint.’ John Shearer WireImageIn addition to being a fantastic performer in the wrestling ring, Roddy Piper also did his fair share of actual acting in films.He was in the “classic” “They Live” in 1988.Now, months after his death on July 30, a trailer has been released for the movie “The Masked Saint,” which features vintage acting by Piper.Check out the trailer for the flick, which will be released in January 2016…

Link to the article: http://www.yardbarker.com/wwe/articles/check_out_the_late_roddy_piper_in_trailer_for_movie_the_masked_saint/s1_8864_19826542


2015 BEST PICTURE!!! The Masked Saint

June 12, 2015 5:41 am

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‘The Masked Saint’ an Inspirational Story based on a True Story of Pastor Chris Waley starring Brett Granstaff

Based on a true story, The Masked Saint details the journey of Chris Samuels, a professional wrestler and family man who realizes he needs something more. His calling to become a pastor prompts him to return from wrestling and move with his wife and his daughter to a small town. Yet the battles he faced in the ring are minor compared to the challenges he must overcome at his new church.

From an overbearing congregant and failing attendance to mounting bills for church repairs, Chris has his hands full. When he stumbles onto a fight on the seedy side of town, his passion for justice and wrestling skills take down the assailant and a masked vigilante is born.

His talent, as well as his violent secret identity, begins to overshadow his calling as a pastor and it takes his faith and family to remind him about grace, goodness and the truth.

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Hollywood and the MBA – Brett Granstaff, Cambridge MBA 2012, talks about film, financing and Cambridge

May 15, 2015 5:39 am

uocBrett Granstaff, Cambridge MBA 2012, spoke on 8 May to students in the MPhil in Management programme at Cambridge Judge, directed by Allègre Hadida, University Senior Lecturer in Strategy. Brett studied film at New York University (NYU), and in 2008 he founded his own film company, Los Angeles-based Ridgerock Entertainment Group, which has produced seven feature films.

His biggest film to date, Black Mass, which opens in theatres in September 2015, stars Johnny Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and the $72 million movie co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Sienna Miller and Dakota Johnson, and is directed by Scott Cooper.

Brett took part in the Culture, Arts & Media Management Concentration as part of his MBA studies, which is offered to students in their final term as a specialisation.

Before addressing the MPhil in Management class, Brett discussed how he draws on his Cambridge MBA in the unique world of Hollywood. READ MORE


That’s entertainment: what – and how – will we be watching in 2020?

April 28, 2015 8:14 am

uocTake unlimited creativity, add multiple platforms, throw in faster and smarter tech and you’ve got the ingredients for the biggest entertainment industry shake-up since the introduction of sound.

That’s entertainment

The battle lines have been drawn: consumers have broken free of traditional formats and schedules, and we now want our content wherever and whenever it suits us. It’s the biggest disruption the entertainment industry has ever seen, driven by new tech. As Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Director of the MPhil in Management at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), Dr Allègre Hadida is always fascinated by what’s driving change. So she posed the question: just what will we be watching in 2020 – and what will we be watching it on?

Hadida identifies several shifts that have recently changed the way we consume audiovisual content: first, platform proliferation. “TVs have become almost obsolete in most homes,” she says. READ MORE