Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Critically Acclaimed "Midlife Ganger: Redemption Song" One-Man Show Returns by Popular Demand







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What:

"Midlife Gangster Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James."

"Midlife Gangster" serves as a prequel to how James became the "Extractor," the pioneer in the intervention world and creator of the Extreme Intervention Model.  Today, James helps young addicts in highly dangerous situations by extracting them off the streets and sending them to treatment. A&E followed James for a docu-series called "Extractors."

"Midlife Gangster" is a dramatization of how James made it off the streets and out of the depths of addiction.

Official Trailer: 
https://youtu.be/4cDzBEOuIV0

Who:

Evan "Bullet" James
Extreme Interventionist

When:   

Saturday November 12th
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where:
The Flight Theater
6472 Santa Monica Blvd 
Hollywood CA 90038




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Critically Acclaimed "Midlife Ganger: Redemption Song" One-Man Show Returns by Popular Demand
Audiences Will Depart on a Journey From The Depths of Addiction to The Healing of Redemption in The Life and Times of Bullet James

Los Angeles, CA (November 12th, 2016) -- Extreme Interventionist and star of A&E's Extractors, Evan "Bullet" James, is returning to the East Coast for the critically acclaimed "Midlife Gangster: Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James," a one-man show dramatizing his chaotic journey from almost dying of a cocaine overdose in a gas station bathroom to redemption with a purpose.  "Midlife Gangster" will be coming to The Flight Theater for one performance on November 12th at 3pm.   

"Midlife Gangster" examines the life of a man now known to be a pioneer in the drug and alcohol intervention world. Mr. Evan "Bullet" James is the inventor of the Extreme Intervention Model, a category of intervention meant for individuals in extremely dangerous situations.  In the past 23 years, Bullet has sustained over 1,214 successful interventions and has saved countless lives.  His work was recently captured by A&E for the docu-series "Extractors."

"Bullet" narrates and dramatizes his turbulent, insane, hilarious, heart wrenching journey from a broken home to star athlete to being enticed to run with street gangs....all of which led to a life of wasted potential, drug addiction, jails, institutions, homelessness and eventually trying to commit suicide on a rainy fall night in 1987.

Midlife Gangster serves as the prequel to how Bullet became "The Extractor," and captures the true devastation of addiction.  Bullet gives a performance of epic proportions, and delivers a "life transforming show." Says LA Splash Magazine.

All proceeds will be donated to Teen Adolescent Placements Services. Since 1995 T.A.P.S., a non profit organization, has been assisting families in crises with drug addicted teens and young adults. taps14.org


ABOUT EVAN BULLET JAMES: 

Evan “Bullet” James is a leading expert in the field of ‘extreme’ drug intervention services.  With twenty three years of experience in the industry, Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after drug interventionists in the world. He is also the creator of the “Extreme Crisis Intervention” model.  Founded in 1996, Extreme Intervention specializes in crisis intervention and transport services, missing person investigation and recovery and legal advocacy services. Bullet’s company has also managed some of the most complex, high-profile drug, alcohol, sexual addiction, gang, missing persons, and cult intervention cases in the world, helping over 1200 families both here in the United States and overseas. The team’s numerous success stories include helping clients from the celebrity, corporate and professional athletics arenas. As one of America’s preeminent substance abuse counselors, Bullet has helped run the unique non profit organization TAPS (Teen Adolescent Placement Services) for the past twenty years with his partner “Uncle Tony Pallotto.” Bullet received his certification in drug and alcohol counseling from U.C.L.A.’s Chemical Dependency Program and is a certified Speared Raiter Systemic Family Interventionist, trained under the auspices of the prestigious Sierra Tuscon Treatment Facility. Prior to founding Universal Crisis Intervention, Bullet was co-facilitator of the Betty Ford Center’s Family Outreach Program.

Click here for the official trailer: https://youtu.be/4cDzBEOuIV0

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A&E Extractors Evan "Bullet" James to Speak at Pasadena Recovery Center


Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after drug interventionists in the world, and will be sure to wow the audience with his riveting story of addiction and redemption





Pasadena, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2016 -- Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome Extreme Interventionist and star of A&E's new addiction show "Extractors", Mr. Evan "Bullet" James, to their groundbreaking speaker series on Wednesday, May 25th at 12 P.M. James is a leader in the field of ‘extreme’ drug intervention services and has handled thousands of cases both here and abroad. James has over twenty years of experience in drug intervention and rehabilitation placement, and is a highly respected authority in the addiction industry.
“We are so very honored to have Mr. Evan "Bullet" James as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," says Michael Bloom, CEO of Pasadena Recovery Center. "We are all looking forward to hear what this incredible man has to say, as well as learn more about the Extreme Crisis Intervention model."

Evan “Bullet” James is the Founder, President, and Director of Universal Crisis Intervention (U.C.I. Extreme Intervention) in addition to being a nationally recognized motivational speaker in the area of drug intervention. With twenty three years of experience in the industry, Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought- after drug interventionists in the world. He is also the creator of the “Extreme Crisis Intervention” model. As one of America’s preeminent substance abuse counselors, Bullet has helped run the unique non profit organization TAPS (Teen Adolescent Placement Services) for the past twenty years with his partner “Uncle" Tony Pallotto.

Extractors, which premiered April 17th on A&E, followed Bullet and his team as they located, intervened and extracted young men and women whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs or out of control behavior had led them into situations they could no longer get themselves out of.
Standard interventions take place in a safe and controlled environment with family and close friends; Extractions, both performed and created by Mr. Evan "Bullet" James, can take place anywhere, anytime, and the team of extractors never know what or who is behind the closed door housing the troubled individual. Extractions are used when individuals are in dangerous, life-threatening situations and must be taken out of harms way immediately. Bullet will share his incredible stories with Pasadena Recovery Center's audience, and will take each individual on a journey of redemption and hope.

Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them. Previous guests include Dr. Drew Pinsky, Bob Forrest, Mackenzie Phillips, Robert Shapiro, Steve-O, Kristen Johnston, David Sheff, Kevin Sabet, Pat O'Brien, Candy Finnigan, and many more.

Pasadena Recovery Center: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is
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proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. Pasadena Recovery Center offers in- network providers for insurance. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives and offers sober housing in addition to treatment. Spruce House is located only minutes away from their facility and is committed to providing an affordable home-like environment for men in early recovery from chemical dependency. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER HOST RABBI MARK BOROVITZ FOR SPEAKERS SERIES

Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome respected author and expert, Rabbi Mark Borovitz, CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center, to their groundbreaking speaker series on Wednesday, April 20th at 12 pm. Rabbi Mark Borovitz combines his knowledge of Torah, as well as his street smarts built from a life of crime, to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world
Rabbi Mark has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and newspapers across the world, including Israel’s largest publication, Haaretz Daily Newspaper and has been a featured guest on national, local, and syndicated radio programs across the country.
After being released from prison in 1988, he began his work at Beit T’Shuvah. Over the past twenty-eight years, he has helped co-create one of the most exceptional approaches to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration in the world. As his organization has grown, Rabbi Mark’s unique take on addiction treatment has solidified him as an expert and visionary in the field.
Michael Bloom, the CEO of Pasadena Recovery Center, will be introducing Rabbi Mark Borovitz, and following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
"We are honored to have Rabbi Mark as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," says Bloom. "We know he will provide a captivating, unique, and insightful presentation that cannot be missed." 
The Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts noted authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.
RABBI MARK BOROVITZ: Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly. He co-authored his biography, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness to Light for which the rights were recently optioned. The story of Mark Borovitz and his work is also featured in a chapter of the book, Stalking Elijah by Roger Kamenetz, and he and his wife Harriet Rossetto, Founder and Executive Vice President of Beit T’Shuvah, are the subject of the exclusive art book, Two Broken People created by acclaimed Director and Producer, Jack Bender. His newest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing), was recently released and is now available on Amazon.
PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WILD ABOUT TRIAL PROVIDES LIFE STREAM OF JUSTIN HARRIS ROSS MURDER TRIAL


Wild About Trial™ will be live streaming from Cobb County for the State of Georgia vs. Justin Ross Harris murder trial (Cobb Superior Court, case no. 143124) when jury selection concludes, which could be as early as next week. The live stream will bring viewers gavel to gavel coverage via live video, live tweeting and immediate legal analysis as events unfold. The live stream will be featured on the Wild About Trial website and there will also be a link to the live stream page once the cameras start rolling.
Wild About Trial is the go-to home for trial enthusiasts. Wild About Trial has been streaming trials since 2012 beginning with Jodi Arias. Since then they've streamed every major trial from Oscar Pistorius, to Aaron Hernandez and Hulk Hogan. Recently, Wild About Trial partnered with Telepictures' nationally syndicated hit crime show, "Crime Watch Daily," who will also be streaming the trial via Wild About Trial's live feed. Wild About Trial has a regular weekly segment on "Crime Watch Daily," where Founder, Criminal Defense Attorney Alison Triessl, provides legal analysis of trending cases. 
According to the indictment by the Cobb County District Attorney, Justin Ross Harris left his 22-month year old son Cooper buckled into the backseat of the family's SUV for seven hours on a day when temperatures soared to nearly 90 degrees. An autopsy found that the boy died of hyperthermia. Harris is facing multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children.
Wild About Trial is a free mobile app and website designed for those with a desire to know every last detail of the famous criminal trials in the news. Wild About Trial gives you access to all the court documents and legal commentary by our team of top legal analysts. In addition, Wild About Trial provides up to the minute reports from local reporters in the courtroom.
Wild About Trial provides unlimited access with play-by-play updates directly from the courtroom, biographies of all major players from judges to defendants, legal documents pertaining to the case, live video of court proceedings when available and in-depth analysis from the Wild About Trial team of legal experts.
To find out more, please visit http://www.wildabouttrial.com and follow us on Twitter @WildAboutTrial and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wildabouttrial
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Monday, March 21, 2016

A&E's new Groundbreaking Series The Extractors Starring Evan "Bullet" James Premiers Sunday April 17th @ 3pmET/PT



Evan "Bullet" James
Extreme Interventionist & Star of A&E's new Groundbreaking Series 

The Extractors
Premiers Sunday April 17th @ 3pmET/PT
Jamie Kennedy
Actor and Stand-up Comedian; Producer of The Extractors

Extreme Interventionist EVAN “BULLET” JAMES Joins Forces with Teen Adolescent Placement Services to Extract Teens Out of Life Threatening Situations and Save Lives 







Los Angeles, Ca. – March, 2016 – Evan “Bullet” James and his team of crisis drug interventionists are tackling the war on drugs, as they search, locate and transport troubled young people to rehabilitation.  Their incredible mission has been captured by Muse Entertainment/Sweatshop Media cameras and will premier Sunday April 17 at 3PM ET/PT on A&E.  

These teens and young adults come from all walks of life; some being gang members, others have resorted to prostitution, many live on the streets while others grew up as the boy or girl “next door.”

Bullet and his team, “The Extractors,” go beyond the typical intervention process.  Standard interventions take place in a safe and planned location with family and close friends.  Extractions can take place any where, any time, and the team of extractors never know what or who is behind the closed door housing the troubled individual. Extractions are used when individuals are in dangerous, life-threatening situations and must be taken out of harms way immediately.

Leader of the pack is Evan “Bullet” James, ex-con, gangster, and recovering drug addict (he is almost 29 years clean). Bullet possess over two decades of experience in the industry. He is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after extreme drug interventionists in the world. Bullet has a no-nonsense but empathetic approach to saving troubled youth.  BulleTt was a former high school sports hero turned drug-addicted gang member who lost his sister Valerie to heroin and hit his own bottom living in a gas station bathroom. Bullet became a UCLA accredited drug counselor, certified intervention specialist and motivational speaker. He now devotes his life to saving others from the fate he narrowly escaped.

“When a child becomes a threat to themselves or others and all else has failed, families reach out to us.”  says Bullet.  “Over the last 20 years, my team and I have battled to save over 1200 kids from jail or death. Some people have a problem with what we do.  They say it’s upsetting, or traumatic.  What I say to them is, ‘If it was your son or daughter, we are exactly who you’d want to call.’”

Other Extractors include Bullet's childhood partner in crime, Michael O’Connor, along with Lauren Nicole a former L.A County, EMT, whom is also Bullet's fiance, and Tony Pallotto, founder of Teen Adolescent Placement Services. Bullet has helped "Uncle Tony" run TAPS since 1999, (TAPS/taps14.org), is unique non-profit that connects Bullet’s team of extractors with families in desperate need.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Playboy TV's Cougar Club Is Ready To Devour Reality TV

BURBANK, Calif.March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy TV announces the premiere of its most ambitious series yet, Cougar Club LA. This highly anticipated new docu-reality series is set to air beginning Saturday, March 19th at 10pm ET/PT, exclusively on Playboy TV. From the creative mind behind The Real WorldThe Osbournes and Last Comic StandingCougar Club LA puts you in a mansion with five sensual, mature and single women who are always looking to devour young men.
Thanks to celebrity cougars such as Courteney CoxSandra BullockJennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon, interest in the older woman/younger man dynamic has exploded. There are now dozens of dating websites catering specifically to men seeking partners that are more experienced, while more and more, successful, single women across the country are openly embracing the cougar lifestyle. Just like their male counterparts, powerful women want arm candy, and Cougar Club LA will reveal every single step of their "catch and release" mating rituals.
"Cougar Club follows an amazing group of women who are beautiful, fearless and unapologetically predatory." Playboy TV Vice President of Programming and Production, Wendy Miller adds, "Women who are older than their male partners have a completely different power dynamic. Cougars take charge and younger guys are more than happy to oblige a woman who's confident, experienced and goes after exactly what she wants."  
Learn why more and more older women prefer dating younger men during the inaugural season of Cougar Club LA, premiering Saturday, March 19th at 10pm ET/PT only on Playboy TV. 
See the latest Cougar Club Trailer:
http://bit.ly/COUGARCLUBLA
About Playboy TV:
First launched in 1982, Playboy TV is available in more than 66 million homes nationwide and over 70 countries throughout EuropeLatin America and Asia. Playboy TV offers viewers a variety of genres including reality series, international travelogues and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of Playboy, all with the fun and sensual tone for which Playboy is known.  For more information, visit www.PlayboyTV.Com
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Songwriters Unite to Support Steven Tyler’s Efforts to Bring Awareness to Issues Affecting Their Rights

Following legendary songwriter Steven Tyler’s very public crusade with Donald Trump over the use of his song “Dream On” at several campaign events, and the op-ed by Tyler published today on the Huffington Post, the Songwriters of North America (SONA) posted a blog on their website in full support of Tyler’s efforts to bring a needed awareness to issues affecting songwriters in the United States. Tyler’s efforts come at a pivotal time for songwriters in America as 75% of their income is heavily regulated by the government through the consent decrees enacted over ASCAP and BMI by the Department of Justice and other unnecessary government regulations. 
SONA was co-founded by Michelle Lewis (Cher, Little Mix, currently a full-time composer for Disney) and Kay Hanley (founding member of Letters to Cleo, currently a full-time composer for Disney). Other prominent members include Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood), Anne Preven (Katy Perry, BeyoncĂ©, Miley Cyrus, Madonna), Claudia Brant (Latin GRAMMY Award winner, three-time SESAC Latina Songwriter of the Year, songs for Il Divo, Ricky Martin, Santana, Paulina Rubio), Victoria Horn (Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Enrique Iglesias), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae), Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguilera, Meredith Brooks, Brandy), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Corinne Bailey Rae), Danielle Brisebois (Natasha Bedingfield, member of New Radicals), Michael “Smidi” Smith (Miley Cyrus, Giorgio Moroder, Pussycat Dolls, Ke$ha), Jack Kugell (Martina McBride, Pussycat Dolls), and Andrew Rollins (composer for TV show “Nashville”). 
"We would like to thank a fellow songwriter, Steven Tyler, for shining a light on issues affecting songwriters’ rights,” says Michelle Lewis, Executive Director of Songwriters of North America (SONA). “His cease and desist letter to Donald Trump was not a political issue, rather an issue of vital importance to us songwriters which is the use of our music in political campaigns. We do not have the right to approve these uses because of overbearing government regulations. We hope this momentum from Steven’s efforts is carried forward to the broader discussion about the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI and other outdated laws that dictate how our music is to be used and how we are paid. We must create mutually beneficial solutions for both songwriters and the digital community so we can effectively co-exist and thrive in the new music business.” 
Added David Israelite, President & CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), “Steven Tyler is standing up for the rights of all American songwriters. Songs have value. And the use of those songs should be under the control of those who create them. It is only because of outdated consent decrees imposed during World War II that American songwriters don't have control of their songs. That needs to change.”
About SONA:
Songwriters of North America (SONA) is a legislative advocacy group founded by several high-profile songwriters to form a unified voice on legislative issues affecting their rights. At SONA’s first event in Los Angeles in April, over 100 songwriters gathered with creators’ rights advocate and SONA attorney advisor, Dina LaPolt, for a “Songwriter Summit” to discuss the consent decrees governing ASCAP and BMI and other important legislative issues like the Songwriter Equity Act, which is currently pending in Congress. SONA is rapidly growing in size as more songwriters hear their efforts in songwriter advocacy. Learn more at http://www.wearesona.com
About Dina LaPolt:
Dina LaPolt, Esq. is the owner of LaPolt Law, P.C., a boutique transactional entertainment law firm in Los Angeles that specializes in representing music creators. In addition to practicing law, Dina serves as an activist for creators and celebrities in the areas of privacy and copyright reform often becoming involved in legislative matters that affect the rights of her clients and advocating on their behalf. She is an attorney advisor to the GRAMMY Creators Alliance, a group formed to present a unified voice for music creators on legislative issues. This year, Dina was named to both the Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers 2015 Top Music Business Attorneys and Billboard’s Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys. 
About the NMPA:
Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. Learn more at http://www.nmpa.org
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