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Royal Stewart Entertainment of Princeton Selected to Produce Program for Darfur Fundraiser Project

Warner Brothers Records and Amnesty International Appoint James Boyd of Royal Stewart Entertainment to Helm High-Profile Lennon Music Project

(PRINCETON, NJ) Royal Stewart Entertainment, a film and video production company based in Princeton, NJ, was selected to create a behind-the-scenes film documenting one of the most comprehensive music fundraising efforts on behalf of the worldwide effort to save the people of the Darfur region of Africa’s western Sudan. The first CD in the multi-part music series, “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur,” will be released on June 21 by Warner Brothers Records. The centerpiece theme of the project is the music of John Lennon, whose songs will be covered by over 50 artists when the “Instant Karma” project is complete.

“I am honored and proud to have been asked to have Royal Stewart Entertainment participate in this worthwhile project,” said James Boyd, Executive Producer. “What makes it particularly special is that Yoko Ono has generously granted rights to John Lennon’s entire solo songbook to Amnesty International for this project.” The first CD features the group Green Day performing Lennon’s “Working Class Hero,” and R.E.M covers “#9 Dream.” In addition, Christina Aguilera performs “Mother,” The Black Eyed Peas sing “Power to the People,” and Jack Johnson presents Lennon’s classic song “Imagine.”

Royal Stewart will be producing two programs for the project to run on PBS Stations nationwide, as well as on their In-Flight Entertainment distribution network. The Independent Film Channel is also scheduled to air the documentary programs as well as other networks as they receive the program.

Royal Stewart Entertainment is an Emmy nominated, full-service film and television production studio headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1995, Royal Stewart Entertainment has gained worldwide fame, producing award-winning programs for PBS affiliates that invite the viewer to peer into the very heart and soul of the subject. The firm is known for its acclaimed biographical film series “Profile of a Performing Artist” (POPA), seen on PBS stations nationwide and on over 30 domestic and international airlines.

    Royal Stewart Brings Western Art to the Chinese World

Royal Stewart Entertainment is proud to announce the production of an exciting new television program, The Illuminating Eye: Master Works of Western Art.

Scheduled to premiere this Fall 2007, The Illuminating Eye, will showcase for the Chinese language community some of the finest treasures in Western Art. Since the rise of communism, the Chinese community has had little access to experience and appreciate art from the West, in particular, work from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. The Illuminating Eye will present these never-before-seen masterpieces of painting, sculpture, theatre, music, and dance to Chinese audiences worldwide.

Royal Stewart Entertainment, celebrating more than 12 years of their award-winning PBS program Profile of a Performing Artist, is dedicated to providing the public with quality arts programming. Our latest addition, The Illuminating Eye: Master Works of Western Art, promises to be a compelling new series that will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation between the Western Art community and Chinese people around the world.



   

Newly Available on POPA & Your Local PBS

Royal Stewart Entertainment is pleased to announce it’s latest collection of Profile of a Performing Artist programs, which includes an elite roster of musical greats and some very talented aspiring stars.

Profile of a Performing Artist - Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
This very special POPA program features Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) who after an absence of nearly 30 years has returned to music and stepped onto the world stage once again. Viewers will learn about his early rise to super stardom, his life as a Rock and Roller and why he gave it all up at Wimbley Stadium on November 22, 1979. Vintage performance footage combined with intimate interviews paint a portrait of a remarkable artist whose music transcends time to uplift us now as it has in the past.

Profile of a Performing Artist – Paul McCartney “Ecce Cor Meum”
This POPA features the legendary Paul McCartney and his enchanting new choral piece, Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart), commissioned by the world-renowned Magdalen College Oxford. Audiences will travel with Paul through the creation of Ecce Cor Meum, more than eight years in the making, and share in the experiences that inspired this oratorio while witnessing the dedicated passion and energy of one of the music world's most beloved stars. Ecce Cor Meum is a compositional masterpiece, whose story is as rich as the music itself.

Profile of a Performing Artist – Mindy Smith
This Profile of a Performing Artist introduces audiences to Nashville based singer/songwriter Mindy Smith whose singular voice and soulful style earned the Americana Award for Best New Artist in 2004. Since her national TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Mindy Smith has charmed the music world. Rolling Stone praised, “Smith’s voice is marvelous.” Viewers will learn about Mindy’s early childhood inspirations, her struggles as a songwriter, her passion for storytelling, and the joy that comes from sharing her gift on stage. Mindy Smith will also entertain audiences with a special acoustic performance showcasing her critically acclaimed voice.

 
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