ABOUT BIG SCREEN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (OTC BSEG):
We are a publicly traded (Stock Symbol: BSEG) full service entertainment company designed to develop, produce, purchase, exhibit and distribute products in all media formats, including motion pictures, television, music, video games and publishing.
Our Primary SIC Code is 7822 - Motion Pictures and Video Production
Our Secondary SIC Code is 7812 - Motion Picture and Tape Distribution
Our fiscal year end is on March 31.
We are a full service entertainment company designed to develop, produce, purchase, exhibit and distribute products in all media formats, including motion pictures, television, music and publishing as well as an education division.
Our mission is to become global leader in the independent film, film education and television industry through our development, production and distribution of commercially viable, high-quality entertainment products that will provide short-term return on capital and long-term residual income to our investors and partners.
Headquartered at our corporate offices on Wilshire Blvd. inBeverly Hills, California and Rochester Hills, Michigan, our films have premiered at the world’s most prestigious independent film festivals and played at the largest theatrical chains in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, India and Germany. Our films have been exhibited in America’s top retail outlets and formats, including Wal-Mart, Showtime, Time Warner, Amazon, Playstation, Starz, Redbox, iTunes, DISH, Comcast, Netflix, The Movie Channel, Best Buy, Target, Xbox, Google Play, You Tube and many other VOD distributors. Our relationships with top Hollywood studios and talent, as well as our corporate distribution alliances in films and games, have positioned us to continue our growth in the coming years.
We generate revenues from our products and services in several ways:
As a film production company retaining a studio fee to produce our films;
As a service production provider for setting up films globally through our subsidiaries and directly;
By producing materials in-house;
By domestic distribution for our films and 3rd parties direct to vendors;
By global sales and distribution of our films and 3rd party films;
By having an in-housevisual effects division;
By having an in-house marketing division;
By producing products including commercials, music videos and educational
training videos for other vendors in-house;
By being a post-production facility;
By being a one-stop shop for film development through production to sales, distribution and manufacturing;
By owning not less than 50% of all of the films that we produce in most cases and/or receiving a Studio Fee;
By having an education division with programs for foreign students;
By producing and selling our own films and television shows;
By selling films produced by other production companies;
By selling music, artists or projects that we distribute through our Music Division with various established vendors we are in contract with;
By our direct distribution deal with DISH;
Through our distribution deal with Orchard for digital and VOD sales all over the world;
By earning management fees from services rendered on behalf of actors, directors, musicians, writers and visual effects artists whom we represent through our Artist Management Division;
By selling, distributing or producing television programming both in the reality television programming and drama/comedy scripted shows
BSEG has had a busy and productive year. The company has been working on the WW2 film, THE BOMBING in a marketing, post-production and servicing capacity for the US and International release. BSEG is working closely with Hollywood International Film Exchange to complete this epic war movie. The film was shot and produced in China. BSEG has assisted in bringing the film to the US and International.
BSEG/HiFex Chairman released theatrically the animated film by Buena Vista, “OZZY” for Greater China distribution. Two more films are scheduled for theatrical release Dr. Jiang was involved in as the bridge between the studios and China theatrical distribution, “DEATH WISH” and “PAPILLON,” both to be released last quarter 2018.
The company is in the process of restructuring, and has formed a holding company, BSEG Holdings, to manage the many divisions and separate entities of the Big Screen brand. Fairfax Entertainment Group (“FEG”) is a US multimedia entertainment company, specializing in working with companies to expand their entertainment reach on a global level. A new website was launched for BSEG Holdings https://bsegholdings.com covering BSEG Capital, BSEG Media, BSEG Pictures. FEG is experienced in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, and public company development.
In 2013, FEG became the biggest Class A Common Stock shareholder of Big Screen Entertainment Group (“BSEG”). Sharing the same goals of growing into a full-service global entertainment group, BSEG and Fairfax Entertainment have been working closely in exploring potential opportunities, especially with the Asian-US entertainment markets. Both companies are working together in expanding the BSEG brand and in global expansion and both controlled by Dr. Jimmy Jiang.
After an internal and external audit, the company has determined that it is owed past due amounts from distributors on several films. While some of these accounts receivable have been collected, there remains a large portion to be collected. In addition, there have been several court judgments that the company has acquired against an individual and a company.
BSEG had three board meetings dated January 17, 2017, June 20, 2017 and March 27, 2018 to discuss and approve deals in progress, letters of intent, restructuring of the company, acquisitions for generating revenue and new subsidiaries BSEG is in the process of forming.
Currently two BSEG Board seats are open and will be filled by two individuals coming into the company in 2018. Michael Manasseri and Stephen Eckelberry were appointed to the Board of Directors on June 15, 2018.
BSEG is currently in talks with a film fund to develop 3-5 new IP’s a year at a budget of $2 million a year per IP for a total of $10 million per year.
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BSEG Partners and Affiliates
|We generate revenues from our products and services in several ways: |
- As a film production company retaining a studio fee to produce our films;
- By producing materials in-house;
- By domestic distribution for our films and 3rd parties direct to vendors;
- By international sales and distribution of our films and 3rd party films;
- By having an in-house visual effects division;
- By having an in-house marketing division;
- By producing products including commercials, music videos and educational training videos for other vendors in-house;
- By being a post-production facility;
- By being a one-stop shop for film development through production to sales, distribution and manufacturing;
- By owning not less than 50% of all of the films that we produce in most cases and/or receiving a Studio Fee;
- By having an education division with BSEG teachers;
- By producing and selling our own films and television shows;
- By selling films produced by other production companies;
- Through our Gaming division with Scientifically Proven Entertainment, an established gaming company;
- By selling music, artists or projects that we distribute through our Music Division with various established vendors we are in contract with;
- By our direct distribution deal with DISH;
- Through our distribution deal with Orchard for digital and VOD sales all over the world;
- By earning management fees from services rendered on behalf of actors, directors, musicians, writers and visual effects artists whom we represent through our Artist Management Division;
- By selling, distributing or producing television programming both in the reality television programming and drama/comedy scripted shows;
|SALES AND DISTRIBUTION DIVISION |
BSEG has acquired various film projects from third parties which we are distributing through our own label domestically and through our new Big Screen Sales division internationally. We receive a distribution fee for our sales in the United States which includes DVD, Blu-Ray, PPV, VOD, Digital Distribution such as iTunes, Amazon.com, Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Netflix, hotels, airlines and numerous new platforms opening up to exhibit movies. We also distribute the films we have produced through Big Screen Distribution, and distribute music projects directly through Big Screen Music and through our relationship with The Orchard, DISH, Amazon as well as BSEG’s direct vendors.
BSEG has a five-year contract with DISH Network to release our projects for VOD and PPV. BSEG is gearing up to release 6 projects over the next 12 months with DISH. Our titles with DISH are increasing rapidly with the addition of new personnel in assisting BSEG with delivery and distribution. This will increase revenue over the next 12-24 months for the company. In addition to a contract with DISH Network, we also have an extended contract with The Orchard, a leader in digital content that acts as an aggregator for numerous revenue generating platforms.
We acquire film titles, projects, and screenplays from various entertainment companies and individuals. We also develop, produce and distribute film titles and music projects internally through our own facilities. We are subject to then-prevailing market prices for the film titles.
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Kimberley Kates CEO/Director
Kimberley Kates is a multi-award-winning producer who runs the Los Angeles-based publicly traded, production and global distribution company, Big Screen Entertainment Group (BSEG).
She brings more than 20 years of Hollywood experience to the role, has worked with many of the biggest names in the business and oversees a wide range of tasks at Big Screen, including producing feature films for the company.
Previously she was an actress, starring in more than 40 films and television shows, including Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, Charmed, Growing Pains and Murder She Wrote.
Her movie debut came in the iconic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, playing one of the princesses, Princess Elizabeth along with Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Diane Franklin and George Carlin.
Kimberley counts Martin Scorsese as her greatest mentor – the legendary moviemaker having advised her throughout her career.
Kimberley’s producing credits include Dirty Love, Babysitter Wanted, William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet an upcoming WW2 epic and a Snow White project.
As founder and CEO of Big Screen Entertainment Group she handles the following activities for the company besides producing: Negotiations, drafting of agreements for production and distribution of motion picture and television productions from beginning to end, knowledge of all aspects of the film industry including servicing, delivery, distribution, production, deals for actors, directors, writers, producers, investor deals, merchandising deals, domestic distribution deals, acquisition of films and distribution rights deals, financing documents, casting, script development, managing talent, hiring all talent on a motion picture from casting directors to DP’s to music supervisors, hands on set producing, foreign sales relationships, shareholder relations, editing, post production supervising, marketing and website design, knowledge of film markets, forming numerous alliances with other film companies.
A big supporter of young filmmakers, she has funded and consulted on many projects for up and coming artists.
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Stephen Eckelberry - Chairman of BSEG and Director
Stephen Eckelberry invovled in Big Screen is tbhe chairman of the board and director and is a filmmaker with an expertise in post-production. Currently his company, Blackberry Productions, provides post-production consultation for the University of Southern California's Institute Of Creative Technologies located in Marina Del Rey, California. The goal of the ICT is the creation of the Experience Learning System (ELS). ICT harnesses creative talent from the entertainment and game development industries and leading edge research on simulation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Graphics and Sound.
Among Eckelberry's many past positions and accomplishments, he served as Post Production Supervisor/Associate Producer with The Motion Picture Bond Co. located in Century City, California. In that role, he insured that films were finished at the highest possible standards within the available budget. He navigated the intricacies of studio delivery contracts, insuring that films were properly delivered with no rejections.
Stephen is an accomplished writer, director, post production supervisor and producer and a great asset to the Big Screen team.
Michael Manasseri - President of BSEG and Director
Michael Manasseri is part of Big Screen Pictures and a Director has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty (20) years. As a teenager Michael appeared on Broadway in the revival of Oliver, toured the United States in The King and I with Yul Brynner, and starred in three Off Broadway theatrical productions. He also appeared in over 40 national commercials. At 18, Michael starred in the 20th Century Fox film, License to Drive, with Heather Graham. Michael also had starring roles in four television series: Raising Miranda and Peaceable Kingdom for CBS, Charlie Hoover for FOX, and from 1994 to 1998 Michael played the lead role in the USA Network comedy Weird Science, executive produced by John Landis (Director/Producer of Animal House, Trading Places and Coming to America). Weird Science is still in world-wide syndication, having aired in over 40 countries.
Michael has recently successfully delved into directing - his first film the very popular and well reviewed "Babysitter Wanted." His second film shot first and second quarter of 2010, he also co-wrote. The new film, a Sci-fi/Action adventure film "Sucker" will be out in 2011 and already garnering a great deal of attention from buyers and fan boy sites. Michael has written six scripts. He has a children's franchise of four films he will begin on in 2011 with Big Screen as BSEG moves more into the family genre, children friendly film and television business.
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Dr. Jimmy Jiang - CEO BSEG Capital, Treasurer of BSEG, and Director
Dr. Jimmy Jiang is an M.D. and has a PH.D in Urology in China; Dr. Jiang was one of the top kidney transplant surgeons in the country before coming to the United States to study Immunology at UCLA.
Dr. Jiang is the CEO of FEGifund Trust, a subsidiary of Fairfax Entertainment Group, and the biggest shareholder of BSEG.
Dr. Jiang is a prominent Los Angeles businessman and entrepreneur. He has extensive experience in the capital markets in US and China and shares BSEG Chief Executive Officer Kimberley Kates' vision of expansion and growth domestically and overseas.
BSEG anticipates that the addition of Dr. Jiang as Chairman of the Board will have a highly significant impact upon entry into Asian markets and in the launch of joint productions overseas. His efforts and activities have already assisted CEO Kimberley Kates in initiation of several large scale projects consistent with BSEG's philosophy of growth as well as the introduction to the top Asian companies and studios in film production both in the government and private sector.
The Deka Bros. - Content Creators and Clients
The Deka brothers grew up in the countryside of France. As kids, Japanese Anime, US films and European literature shaped their imagination and this influence can still be seen today in their most recent productions.
Julien and Ben both received Bachelor Degrees in Cinema Studies at Poitiers University, and while their courses were all about theory and history of Cinema, they formed the artistic collective Les Films de la Lymphe with other local artists.
In this very unique underground artistic context, at the heart of Digital Video revolution, they directed several short pieces, but also enhanced their skills as cinematographers and VFX artists in their friends' productions. Les Films de la Lymphe produced about 60 short films and music videos in the past 12 years, and Ben and Julien were key crew members on every single one.
Moreover the brothers wrote, produced and directed their feature film debut Sodium Babies over a period of 5 years, with a global budget of 25,000€. In the meantime, they started to make a name for themselves in the metal music video industry in Europe.
After the international recognition of their homemade indie movie, the Deka Bothers moved to the States, and continue to go back and forth to France where they direct arty avant-garde projects.
They are currently Artists in Residence at Oakland University, MI, where they are helping to build the new Digital Cinema Production Program.
They recently DP'd a national television commercial and they directed the music video Chris Benoit for Insane Clown Posse, one of the most notorious, independent bands in the US.
Ben and Julien recently received the MTV Music Video Award 2012 for Best Visual Effects, for their work on Skrillex's First of the year (Equinox), directed by their friend Tony T. Datis.