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partnered with Jarred Coates of Red Entertainment Group in the production of Classic Restoration, a short film of the Bible’s classic “Prodigal Son” story, told with a modern-day translation. Heard also recently connected with Esenjay Petroleum Corp. CEO Michael Johnson to help raise print and advertising money for marketing and promotion of The Identical, a film for which Johnson was the executive producer. Additionally, BIC Media Solutions and IVS Investment Banking partner John Zapalac have connected with film producer Matt Keith to help fund and co-produce an inspirational feature film titled A Gift Horse, starring veteran actor John Schneider. The heartfelt film is the

From left, BIC Alliance’s Earl Heard discusses film and investment opportunities with A Gift Horse lead actor John Schneider and producer Matt Keith.

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story of a young girl and her struggle to accept a new woman in her father’s life. Through trying times, the two women bond over an injured horse despite their differences. Plantation Village Studios owner Jake Seal, left, and BIC Media BIC Alliance’s Earl Heard meet to discuss upcoming Solutions continenergy and film-related opportunities. ues to connect with other publishers and film producers to help promote their messages. After partnering with the entertainment publication Scene Magazine last year, Heard reached out to other publishers and movie producers, including movie producer and actor Jake Seal who recently moved to Louisiana. Seal purchased the historical Asphodel Plantation and converted it into Plantation Village Studios, a film studio complete with a 10,000-square-foot soundstage, plus production facilities, cottages for housing visitors during production, a screening room and more. Heard and Seal are now discussing future energy and filmrelated opportunities nationally and internationally. LFV For more information on BIC Media Solutions’ custom books, event planning and speaking services or other services BIC Alliance offers, contact Earl Heard, April Crifasi or Catie Ragusa at 800-460-4242 or e-mail earlheard@bicalliance.com, april@bicalliance.com or catie@bicalliance.com.

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