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SOURCE Simply the Best Public Relations
Kickstarter campaign planned to finance completion, marketing and distribution of the film and bring awareness to helping rehabilitate those who served time.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doin' Time Entertainment, makers of the new film "Inmates with Talent" (www.inmateswithtalent.com), announced that they have retained Simply the Best Public Relations as their PR firm of record.
"Inmates with Talent," featuring Ice-T, is a groundbreaking reality/comedy movie about a wild talent contest in a prison with over 2,000 inmates. Comedians Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome gain unprecedented access to Indiana's Putnamville Correctional to clown around with the convicts-at times pushing the envelope-and, in the process, help turn their lives around. The duo organizes a talent contest that not only showcases many of the inmates' hidden talents but also unites the entire prison population. Think "The Voice" meets "Last Comic Standing" in "Orange is the New Black."
Professional comedians Steve Wilson - Comedy Central Live at Gotham and D.L. Hughley Radio Show, and Edwin San Juan - creator and Executive Producer of 'SlantED Comedy' (Showtime), join the cast to mentor the inmates and hit the stage as well.
Skinhead inmates and black drug dealers performing comedy on the same stage. Bank robbers turned opera singers crooning with R & B gang leaders… all hoping for a second chance at life.
Even if just a small number of convicts are steered away from a return to criminal activity, the film and its related initiatives will have a positive impact on society.
According to inmate Anthony Ross, "Johnny and Joel brought a lot of laughter to a lot of people who had heartaches and pains. They soothed our wounds with the laughter, and just by being real. We really bonded with then."
Says Kim Morgan, "Our targeted publicity initiatives will launch the exciting "Inmates With Talent" Kickstarter campaign, scheduled to start around mid-August. We'll highlight the best comedians, singers and spoken word artists, along with the prison population's most gripping and touching stories. We'll delve into Ice-T's involvement, and introduce Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome as bold, innovative new filmmakers."
Doin' Time Entertainment LLC is an American film and television production company focused on producing entertainment content in prison systems and other unique settings. The company has approval to film in multiple prison systems around the country.
Filmmakers Johnny and Joel are available for interviews.
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