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ReelTime Partners/TurnLeft Productions Completes Filming of UFC Original Program on Legendary MMA Champion B.J. Penn(March 25, 2014)
EVERETT, WA(via eTeligis.com)
ReelTime Rentals, Inc (OTC Pink: RLTR) (PINKSHEETS: RLTR) announced today the completion of filming of "The Rise of B.J. Penn "adocumentary feature, featuring Mixed Marital Arts lightweight champion B. J. Penn. The program profiles how he grew, became a champion, and a true hero to his home town Hilo Hawaii.
Included are special never before seen interviews with his family, other noteworthy fighters, UFC executives and home town friends.The program which is a UFC Original is slated to run on Fox Sports and dives into the person outside the ring. B.J. Penn gives un-abridged recounts of what is was like growing up, and how fighting has changed his life. It continues to highlight the impact he has had on the state of Hawaii and specifically on his home town Hilo.
ReelTime/TurnLeft Productions Co-Executive Producers Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites remarked, "This was much more than just a film about the rise of a professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion. We were able to capture his early life as a young prodigy of the sport, his personal challenges and legacy and the impact B.J. has left on his hometown of Hilo, Hi. The filming was even more dramatic given the majestic backgrounds and heart felt candor of B.J. and his close family. This was a true privilege to be able to share with the world a side of B. J. that they probably never imagined."
The one hour program enters into post production with an expected release date in the fall of 2014.
About B.J. Penn:
Jay Dee "B.J." Penn (born December 13, 1978) http://www.bjpenn.com/bio/ is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Penn debuted and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as well as in K-1. Prior to fighting for the UFC, he became the first American Gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. In mixed martial arts, Penn has competed in the Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions. As a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion, he is only the second fighter in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes. Penn was also a Finalist in the UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament, due to an eventual draw against Caol Uno in the tournament finale. Through his tenures as champion, Penn broke the UFC's all-time lightweight title defenses record.
During his reign, Penn holds the distinction of being undefeated as a Lightweight for over eight years. He is famously known for his role in the resurgence of the lightweight division, in addition for being involved in several historic mixed martial arts bouts, most of which involved moving up in multiple weight classes. In early 2004, following his back-to-back submission victories over Takanori Gomi and Matt Hughes, Penn was simultaneously ranked number one in the two different divisions; lightweight and welterweight (the only fighter to hold that honor).
UFC President, Dana White credits Penn as the man who brought the lower weight divisions into the mainstream of mixed martial arts; claiming Penn to be "the first crossover pay-per-view star for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's lighter weight divisions",as well as that "[through his] accomplishments, B.J. Penn built the 155 pound division".Noted the greatest Lightweight combatant in mixed martial arts history, Penn's domination of the division, as well as his performances in higher weight classes have him regarded as one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) www.ufc.com is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world, which hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport and produces events worldwide. Based in the United States, the UFC has eight weight divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the president of the UFC while Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta control the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, LLC.
The first UFC event was held on November 12, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the event was to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight between competitors of different fighting disciplines, including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Wrestling, Muay Thai,Karate, Judo, and other styles. In subsequent competitions, fighters began adopting effective techniques from more than one discipline, which indirectly helped create an entirely separate style of fighting known as present-day mixed martial arts.
With a TV deal and expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia the Middle East, Asia and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2011 has gained in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage. As of 2011 viewers can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Italy. UFC programming can also be found on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 in the U.S., on BT Sport in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in 150 countries and 22 different languages worldwide. UFC programming is shown in 130 countries worldwide, and the UFC plans to continue expanding internationally, running shows regularly in Canada, Brazil and the U.K., with an office established in the U.K. aimed to expand the European audience.
The UFC has also bought and absorbed rival promotions Pride, World Extreme Cage fighting and Strike force.
The next event is UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson, scheduled for April 11th, 2014.
About Reeltime: ReelTime Partners www.reeltime.com is in the business of identifying and monetizing individuals and companies who have been thrust into the public eye through the media. This awareness may come as a result of being featured on a TV show, newsworthy event, or viral social media exposure. Most individuals and companies are not prepared to monetize such exposure and often times find the exposure passes without having used it to their advantage.ReelTime through its partners is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the exposure and to maximize the benefits. Maximizing the opportunity may be achieved via merchandising, leveraging exposure into relationships, creating and marketing new revenue streams for existing products, and launching new products. ReelTime also helps increase the exposure that its partners receive and aid in the shaping of its image.
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