Damn, Caren Currier, Avi Geller and Avi Minkowitz ran this thing into the ground. Absolutely pathetic seeing as they paid Currier $305K for the shell. This stock was over 2 cents when it was a shell, and now its almost at trip 1's. I wonder what their play to get that $305K back was.
OTC DISCLOSURE & NEWS SERVICE
International Star, Inc. (OTC:ILST) Letter to Shareholders
Press Release | 03/24/2023
DOVER, DE / ACCESSWIRE / March 24, 2023 /
International Star, Inc., Friday, March 24, 2023, Press release picture
We are pleased to share some of the progress we have been making and provide updates on our near-term plans for the future.
General Business Overview:
We are excited by recent developments. In February 2023, we completed the transaction with Budding Equity Inc. (BEi). BEi is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of ILST. Details of the transaction can be found in the company's press release dated February 14, 2023.
Taking over an existing business requires a mix of patience, creativity, and vision to ensure that all parties work together cohesively. Management has made great strides in that department, and the integration and business process improvements continue to be successfully implemented. BEi is pursuing a dual strategy of improving existing product lines (such as growing hardware sales) and investing in other new hardware and edible-related products that are synergistic with our brands. A good example is the previously-disclosed investment in the production of the AMFAD film (see below).
As we expand in Canada, infused products are being sold in dispensaries in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Purchase orders have been placed by both Ontario and Alberta governments, with products to be available beginning April 1 in the OCS (Ontario Cannabis Store) and dispensaries in Alberta. (Link to products from Weedmaps, The map on the site will be updated.)
Outsourced production of prerolls in New Mexico began March 16, and we expect our joint- venture brands to be in dispensaries by the end of the month.
Now that our initial acquisition is complete, we are discussing filling the position of full-time Company CEO to take the helm and drive our business forward.
As announced, ILST invested in the production of "All My Friends Are Dead" (AMFAD). All My Friends Are Dead is a movie starring Jojo Siwa and Jade Pettyjohn, directed by Marcus Dunstan, writer of Saw 3D. Our very own Dan Rubin, CEO of BEi, is serving as an executive producer of the film. More details of the production can be found here.
Included in the negotiated production deal terms, we will be granted international royalty rights to certain IP of the AMFAD film, including but not limited to all cannabis-related products.
This will allow us to create and market new products included in the film's script for retail purchase. We believe that this model can be replicated with other film production companies as they develop projects that are "cannabis-culture" related.
Our investment also entitles us to profits from global sales and distribution of the film, including royalties on future film sales.
Other IP Transactions
We have ongoing discussions with several other artists regarding new brand opportunities. These discussions are in various stages of development. We hope to share more on this as they develop.
We remain focused on potential new acquisition targets, which we generally evaluate on the following criteria:
whether they are cash-flow positive,
their length of time in business,
whether there are synergies with our current business.
Our accountants have completed a draft of the company's Q4 2022 financials and annual report, which we will be filing by the end of the month.
Thank you all for your continued support. We are excited about the journey and growth ahead.
Information about ILST can be found at:
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL STAR
International Star Inc. currently operates, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Budding Equity Inc., a royalty-based business that owns intellectual property contracts with movie studios which provide for the licensing of that IP to third parties for cannabis hardware. The company also has joint venture partnerships with Ice Cube and Kevin Smith for licensing and branding cannabis products that are sold and distributed by third-party licensed producers. A core focus of ILST remains on acquiring and developing innovative businesses with high growth potential in the cannabis space and beyond. ILST remains intent on growing its current brands through synergistic opportunities.
If they actually cared about investor relations they could have hired someone with a great reputation. Instead, they scraped the bottom of the barrel and found one of the worst, least trusted, shady characters to represent them. That speaks volumes. This will do nothing but hurt the company. It's all but guaranteed to hit .0001 now. And stay there.
That's ok. He's been hired for IR work ONLY I'm sure he's on a short 6 month contract. Not involved in ilst day to day operations.
Where did you see that? Can you send the link please.
That news is pretty much the WORST news ILST could have put out. Now they are associating the company with Tom Nelson??? One of the worst dilution scammers in the OTC. He destroys every stock he owns. This is a death sentence for ILST.
OTC should heat up soon!!
How come I can't find you on Twitter? Was going to ask you the same question my friend
always on twitter. where have you been?
Mr BS You still on Twitter?
Have you seen all the "Ice Cube" pictures on twitter today? sooner ir later this will go. IMO
Mr BS... You're Good!! Are you SURE about that???
sooner or later this will go
Yeah… it’s all going backwards
people are not willing to hold for long, and there isn't enough volume
Why does this continue to trade like shit, despite it having a good SS and 0 apparent dilution?
$ILST - yes I agree. MC is less than the revenue and future potential sales. Back to being patient I guess
Don't mind slow rise. But ILST must be deep under the radar to get the trading reaction I'm seeing thus far. Kind of disappointing considering the news that you posted last night.
$ILST - day is still young
Now that we have great news...how long will it take for this Joker to get's to $1.00.??
Need to get shell status removed by 3/28/23.
Budding Equity revenues projected to be ~$5M in 2022. Should be enough to have shell status removed.
$ILST - In addition, we have two Joint Venture (JV) partnerships (also through BEi) with Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes, operating under "Da Grassy High Inc." and Ice Cube, operating under his "Fryday" brand. These JVs provide us with licensing and branding rights relating to accessories and consumables sold in dispensaries in Arizona, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nevada, Washington, and parts of Canada. Caviar Gold produces the smokeable products for our JV partnerships, which owns a unique patent on cannabis infusion. Unlike other "infused" products on the market, which utilize "on the leaf" and call it infusion, Caviar Gold's are genuinely infused "into the leaf," resulting in consistent measurable smokables that consumers love.
First of many acquisitions closed today! Very positive bro
One acquisition done, 2 to go! Looking good! Nice news
Booom! Acquisition closed baby
Acquisition closed! Booom
Nice acquisition closed
Great news today
$ILST - 2 more acquisitions coming!!!!! DOUBLE BOOM!
In addition, we have two Joint Venture (JV) partnerships (also through BEi) with Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes, operating under "Da Grassy High Inc." and Ice Cube, operating under his "Fryday" brand. These JVs provide us with licensing and branding rights relating to accessories and consumables sold in dispensaries in Arizona, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nevada, Washington, and parts of Canada. Caviar Gold produces the smokeable products for our JV partnerships, which owns a unique patent on cannabis infusion. Unlike other "infused" products on the market, which utilize "on the leaf" and call it infusion, Caviar Gold's are genuinely infused "into the leaf," resulting in consistent measurable smokables that consumers love.
$ILST - INTERNATIONAL STAR (OTC:ILST) ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST ACQUISITION
DOVER, Del., Feb. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Star, Inc. (OTC:ILST) (the "Company" or "ILST") is pleased to announce that our acquisition of Budding Equity Inc. (BEi) is now complete. BEi is a Canadian company that partners with movie studios and celebrities to monetize their intellectual property (IP) in the global cannabis industry, using best-in-class manufacturers and distributors. This acquisition is one prong in our broader strategy of expanding via internal revenue growth and the synergistic acquisition of other cash-flowing and sustainable businesses.
Chart not yet positive. Would need to close above the current upper resistance area of about 0013 to 0014. (my opinions)
In that case my sentiment would likely switch from neutral to slightly bullish.
You can see from a daily 4-month chart that ILST has been trading in a range of 0009 to 0012 since late December.
$ILST - still holding
only positive here is decent ss and chart
This isn't Leonite's first rodeo. Pretty sure they know what will happen on March 28 if they remain a shell.
But for whatever reason, ILST Holdco management doesn't seem in a hurry to change their current shell status.
Worth a risk or not?? That's up to each individual to decide for themself.
I should think they would know - they
have hired a knowledgeable Attorney.
Weird Management Team for sure -
they certainly are not building trust.
At this point, being quoted or not will make little difference in ILST share price. Except, perhaps, to fall deeper into the trips.
Either way, ILST share price will continue to languish until they are able to complete an acquisition of BEI or some other entity.
Right now, ILST is just another failed OTC shell destined for the dust bin.
Just my own opinions.