Students to create music videos for Born Leaders recording artists Christina Fulton, Weston Coppola Cage, and Hassan Khaffaf
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Born Leaders Entertainment/Management and New York Film Academy are excited to announce a music video competition at the school’s Universal Studios-Los Angeles location. Advanced students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with actress/recording artist Christina Fulton, actor/musician Weston Coppola Cage, and hip hop artist Hassan Khaffaf. Students will pitch their concepts for music videos, and the winning teams will produce, direct, and shoot music videos for the artists’ forthcoming singles.
With campuses and programs in New York City, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Australia, Paris, Florence, and Beijing, New York Film Academy offers students an innovative curriculum, award-winning instructors, and access to professional equipment. Degree programs and short-term courses are offered in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting, Journalism, 3D Animation, Documentary Film, Photography, Musical Theatre and Cinematography.
New York Film Academy is honored to be the school of choice for many luminaries in the film industry who have sent their family members to study with us. They include Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, AI Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Jodie Foster, Kevin Kline, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Bono (U2), directors Stephen Frears, Peter Bogdonavich, Roger Donaldson, and James L. Brooks, among others.
The New York Film Academy has welcomed numerous top actors, producers, directors, writers, editors and other entertainment professionals to lecture for students. Included among these guest lecturers are Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller, Kevin Kline, Ron Howard, Glenn Close, Kevin Spacey, Joel Shumacher, William Friedkin, Brett Ratner, Richard Dreyfuss, Joel Silver, and Kathleen Turner.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
WESTON COPPOLA CAGE has been said to be the modern day Mozart as front man for the black metal band EYES OF NOCTUM. Cage released his first album with award-winning producer Jack Douglas and top Swedish black metal producer Fredrik Nordstrom. The album, Inceptum, took off and was followed by the band’s American tour. Shortly after, Weston was asked to record a song for the major motion picture Drive Angry, which his father Nicolas Cage starred in. The soundtrack and song were well received, so much so that the studio called him to do the monstrous evil voice in Ghost Rider. Weston has earned every bit of his success as producer, lyricist, musician, and composer, and decided to break away as a solo artist with his much-anticipated album ALLONE, due out Christmas 2012. He will also be starring in the movie Sugar Rat in late 2013.
CHRISTINA FULTON came to Hollywood from rural Idaho to pursue a career in music. Shortly after securing a development deal with A&M Records, Fulton landed a part in Oliver Stone's critically acclaimed film, The Doors. Fulton's portrayal of the enigmatic Nico launched an illustrious acting career that has included roles in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Brian DePalma's Snake Eyes, Abel Ferrara's Dangerous Games and the award-winning independent film, Lucinda's Spell.
After coming full-circle back to her roots in music, Fulton experienced substantial success with her debut single “Thank You,” off of her forthcoming album, Uncaged. The song premiered on MTV's Jersey Shore earlier this year, generating massive buzz around her and expanding her fan base.
Earlier this year Christina opened for Lupe Fiasco, Rock Mafia, and Cobra Starship with “Freeing My Mind,” a pop/dance hit and the second single off Fulton’s upcoming album. The album is being produced by world-renowned producer Jack Douglas (who has worked with iconic musicians such as John Lennon, Aerosmith, Blue Öyster Cult, and Alice Cooper) as well as producer Brian Pothier (who has worked with artists such as Tim Foust, Cherish Lee, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Weston Cage.
Fulton founded the Single Mom Foundation, and serves as the ambassador for the Casa Teresa women’s abuse shelter in Southern California. She also founded FULCAGE, a clothing line whose proceeds benefit mothers in need.
HASSAN KHAFFAF is a Middle Eastern producer and recording artist, soaring off his successful world debut with last year’s number one song in Asia, co-produced by Kanye West. Now he is on his own journey to captivate the world with his unique production and extraordinary artistry.
MANDELL STRAWTER is founder and CEO of Born Leaders Entertainment/Management, created in 2000. The company has promoted some of the biggest artists in the world, from the legends of hip hop Ludacris, Cedric The Entertainer, Common, and more. Manny has managed the careers of some of the industry’s biggest artists, including 3-time Grammy winner Malik Yusef, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, award-winning actress and singer Christina Fulton, SRC recording artist Paypa, and a list of upcoming artists. Manny Strawter is one of the up-and-coming managers to look out for in the film and music industry.