SOURCE: Marani Brands, Inc.

November 07, 2013 09:45 ET

Marani Brands Participates With Cinemax® Sponsorship of the 1st Annual Urban Action Showcase in New York City

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - Marani Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: MRIB) participates with Cinemax® sponsorship of the 1st Annual Urban Action Showcase in New York City.

Marani Brands will be the exclusive Vodka Spirit provider for the 3 day event. Cinemax®, sponsors the 1st Annual Urban Action Showcase in New York City. The Urban Action Showcase is a 3-day Independent Action Showcase and Film Festival premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice of fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters, not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!

The Urban Action Showcase's mission is to Recognize, Promote, Facilitate, and Encourage the participation of ethnic minority filmmakers in the Action Film Genre. The UAS endeavors to recognize minority Indie Action filmmakers by honoring excellence in various aspects of Action filmmaking. The UAS will promote minority Action Film making through various media outlets, facilitate distribution and encourage new interest through the building of strong networking communities and key sponsorship participation. The UAS will inevitably inspire minority interest in the art of Action Film making through information, education, networking and development.

Celebrity talent attending the 1st Annual Urban Showcase includes:

  • Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (Three the Hard Way, Black Cobra, Starsky and Hutch)
  • Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Sheba Baby)
  • Ron Van Clief "The Black Dragon" (Way of the Black Dragon, Black Dragon's Revenge)
  • Rick Yune (Fast and Furious, Olympus Has Fallen, James Bond Die Another Day)
  • Ben Ramsey (Blood and Bone, The Big Hit, Dragon Ball Evolution)
  • Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X Men 2, Arrow)
  • Michael Jai White (Spawn, Undisputed 2, Blood and Bone, Never Back Down 2, Mortal Kombat, Arrow)

Urban Action Showcase Festival Films:
Friday, November 8th
at Home Box Office, 11a.m. - 4p.m, the UAS Short Film Showdown Films and Action Scenes will be screened.
6pm - 9pm the VIP Welcoming Reception at HBO

Saturday November 9th at AMC Theaters Times Square, 11a.m.-9 p.m., Screening of Features, Shorts and The Warner Bro sponsored Jim Kelly Tribute Films Enter The Dragon and Black Belt Jones staring Jim Kelly.
Urban Action Showcase Honoree and Festival Awards presentation: Saturday November 9th 6.p.m. - 7p.m. Red Carpet
7p.m. - 9 p.m., Awards Show

Urban Action Expo:
Friday, November 8th and 9th at the NY Hilton Hotel featuring; Celebrity Fan signings, Comic Book Artists, Production Companies, Networks, Actors, Directors, Distributors. Celebrity Panel Discussion, Workshops and Master Classes will take place here as well!
Doors open 10a.m. - 7p.m. On both days.

The Urban Action Showcase is Executive Produced by Action Scene Combat Productions a full service production company pioneering ethnically diverse works in the Action film genre founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo the creator of the Urban Action Showcase.

About Marani Brands Inc.
Marani Brands, Inc. develops, positions, markets and distributes fine wine and spirit products in the United States. Its signature product "Marani Vodka," is an ultra-premium vodka manufactured exclusively for Marani in Armenia. It is made from late-harvest Armenian winter wheat, distilled three times, filtered twenty-five times and then, through a proprietary process, is aged in oak barrels lined with honey and skimmed dried milk to give it its unique taste. Marani Vodka was awarded the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Spirit Competition, held in San Francisco, California, in both 2004 and 2007 and the coveted Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008 and 2009. Please enjoy Marani brands responsibly and in moderation.

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