SOURCE: Ckrush, Inc.

March 29, 2007 09:30 ET

Final Round Voting Underway for "Livemansion: The Movie" Casting Call and Director Competition

A Film Industry First: Starring Roles and Director to Be Chosen by Online Community!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Ckrush Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Ckrush, Inc. (OTCBB: CKRH), announced today that the final round of voting for the "LiveMansion: The Movie" Casting Call and Director Competition is officially underway. Voting to determine the film's eight lead roles and director began Monday, March 26, 2007. The voting period will end on Friday, April 20, 2007, with the winning candidates to be announced shortly thereafter. Any member of is eligible to vote and membership is free! "LiveMansion: The Movie" marks the first time in the history of the film industry, an online community is casting a film and choosing its director. The film is a thriller and is slated for production in the summer of 2007.

"This is a very exciting time at," commented Jeremy Dallow, President of Ckrush, Inc. "The Casting Call and Director Competition has been an amazing experience for all involved and we are eagerly looking forward to the LiveMansion community's decisions. We wish all of the finalists the best of luck."

The Casting Call and Director competition began in July and to date over 600,000 votes have been registered. There are 24 actor finalists (12 male and 12 female) who have been chosen by the LiveMansion community from over 1000 candidates. This past Monday, March 19th, the finalists' audition reels were critiqued by a panel of judges which included Golden Globe nominated actor John Leguizamo and Cara Buono. To watch the panel's critiques, along with the finalists' audition reels and background interviews visit

The 5 Director finalists were chosen by the LiveMansion community from over 150 candidates. Each of the Director finalists were given a $1,000 budget and the same script to shoot a short film based on scenes from "LiveMansion: The Movie". The Directors' shorts were screened in front of a live audience on March 6 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City, where they were critiqued by an expert panel lead by acclaimed director Spike Lee. To watch the panel's critiques, along with the directors' short films and background interviews visit

The actor and actress finalists are: Damien Maffei (Levittown, NY), Jason Henry (Pheonixville, PA), Jim Faulkner (NY, NY), Alex Haney (NY, NY), Jesse Kozel (Bradenton, FL), Thomas "Keelen" Monahan (Keansburg, NJ), Joseph Pacillo (Parsippany, NJ), Steven DiGennaro (Staten Island, NY), David Oliver (East Hartford, CT), Luigi Valentino (Omaha, NE), Steve Lee (Gaithersburg, MD), Kevin Kolack (NY, NY), Julie Wions (Hillsborough, NJ), Bethany Paxson (Philadelphia, PA), Kristy Phillips (NY, NY), Mia Denali (Staten Island, NY), Hannah Fierman (Atlanta, GA), Ceclilia Frontero (NY, NY), Samantha Facchi (NY, NY), Emily Deal (Greensboro, NC), LaMyra Kinzer (Winston Salem, NC), Nina Kate Hauptman (Los Angeles, CA), Sylvianne Chebance (NY, NY), and Melissa Roth (Brooklyn, NY).

The director finalists are Rich Greenberg and Mitch Gettleman from Los Angeles, Stan Arthur from Tampa, Florida, Daniel Buonsanto from Cliffside Park, New Jersey and Noah Ehlert from New York City.


Ckrush, Inc. is an innovative entertainment and digital media group capitalizing on the global convergence of the traditional entertainment industry and the "participatory pop culture" revolution of online communities and digital technology. The Company produces feature films and other content that target 18-35 year olds a highly-coveted entertainment industry demographic comprised of 70 million-plus consumers with an estimated spending power in excess of $200 billion annually. Ckrush's "" ( is a fully interactive social network. Ckrush feature films include, "Beer League," starring Artie Lange, "TV the Movie," starring Steve O and Wee Man of "Jackass" fame; and National Lampoon's "Pledge This," starring Paris Hilton. Ckrush recently acquired the businesses of Trisoft Media and AudioStreet consisting of website design, development, hosting, advertising and media placement and the online communities and For additional information please visit

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