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Bright Shining City Productions Newsletter
June-July 2011

Deeper and Deeper Regional Premiere  

a sizzlin' sensation!

Lago Williams and Kotowski
Daivd Lago (Ryan), Cyndi Williams (screenplay and Dolores), Mariusz Kotowski (Director)

What a fabulous turn-out last month!  June 20th brought us a fabulous Regional Premiere screening of BSCP's third feature film, psychological thriller Deeper and Deeper 96 people filled two screening rooms at the classy, and very friendly Violet Crown Cinema in Austin Texas.  Thanks Kelly and Michael for all your help!  In attendance were stars David LagoCyndi Williams (also the writer),  director  Mariusz Kotowski composer Rick Dejonge, editor Brian Burrows and cinematographer Leon Rodriguez. Missed was Lisa Marie Lamendola who stars as Angelica.  The audience mingled and munched and were treated to a casual red carpet welcome. 


After the screening, the music from the soundtrack

Lamberts After-Party

  Sydney Barrosse (singer/actress), Leon Rodriguez (DP), John Reed (actor

was featured at Lamberts.  The place was hopping!  Filled to capacity, composer Rick Dejonge was joined by the band, which included Jake Langley (guitar), Chris Maresh (bass), Rob Kazanel (drums) and John Mills (sax). They backed up special guest vocalists Mandy Lauderdale, Sydney Barrosse and Naomi Emmerson.  A special impromptu performance by David Lago finished off a sultry set which included a tequila "leg-shot" performed by Mandy and one lucky male audience member! Sizzle!   


Photos by photographer Ursula Gopfert of the entire evening's proceedings can be viewed HERE. Unfortunately, not everyone was photographed on the red carpet or in front of the poster.... 


We had some very nice Press coverage before the event, too! Thank you Gary and Matthew from the Austin Statesman and Robert from Koop radio. Check the links for articles: 

Mariusz Kotowski's love of film leads him to Austin

East Austin complex is microcosm of Austin's behind-the-scenes film industry


  KOOP Radio 91.7fm: Robert Sims Interviews Director Mariusz Kotowski from "Lights Camera Austin" Mondays at 1pm   


LATEST UPDATE Deeper & Deeper was just accepted into the Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF) to be held in September!


Esther's Diary Oh, and by the way, I finally posted a photo album of the Esther's Diary Austin Screening that happened in January at the Dougherty Arts Center.  You can see those photos   HERE.


Recognition Award  

Award from Lodz

Iwona Pacholec,Mariusz Kotowski,Anna Derengowska


In June, Mariusz was awarded a "Special recognition in Film Award" from the  Muzeum Kinematografi in Lodz and another from the Pola Negri Lipnowskie Towarzystwo Kulturalne in Lipno for his continued dedication to the work of Polish/Hollywood silent film star Pola Negri including his documentary Pola Negri: Life Is A Dream In Cinema and his book Pola Negri: Legenda Hollywood (available in Polish only on our website and on Amazon). He Q led a lecture on the subject and question and answer period with fans of the star followed by a book signing. 



Maiusz Kowtowski and Anna Palka-Boyet English Translation in progress 

Speaking of Pola Negri, the newest addition to the BSCP circle is Anna Palka-Boyet who is now translating "Pola Negri: Legenda Hollywood" from Polish into English.  The book will be available for North American representation in the Fall.  We look forward to hearing from any publishers who may be interested in representing this wonderful book in North America!  Cookin'! 

Celebrity Corner

The Golden Halo Award

Stephanie Powers and Mariusz Kotowski

Every month we feature a special event, award or celebrity that Mariusz has had the honor of attending, receiving or meeting! Pictured this month is

Mariusz Kotowski (Director/Producer) with  with  Stephanie Powers at The Southern California Motion Picture Coundil where he was presented with The Golden Halo Director - Producer's Award for The Pola Negri Documentary (October 18th 2010) 


In This Issue
Deeper & Deeper Premiere
Recognition Award
Celebrity Corner
Contact us
Special Summer Newsletter


 All products $10 (USD)


  Deeper and Deeper Poster   


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Esther's Diary Poster  




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Pola Negri:Life Is a Dream Poster  



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  Deeper and Deeper Poster  

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Film Soundtrack




The Iconic Collection

 Pola Negri:  

The Iconic Collection

"The Early Films"

includes 4 re-scored Silent film classics




Legende Hollywood(book) 


Pola Negri:  Legenda Hollywood


(Polish only) 


In The Works

Marti Swanson, the Director of Development contunues to work out new story ideas with Director Mariusz and they are working with a few writers on three different scripts.


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