Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Disney Soceity's Exclusive Interview with Laura Bryna

Eileen Koch & Company's international music recording artist client, Laura Bryna, was featured on Disney Society for an exclusive interview:

"I had the pleasure of interviewing country/rock singer Laura Bryna. She is one sensational up and coming performer who has opened for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and others. She has a CD out entitled Trying to Be Me (Equity Records) and you can listen to some of her music on her website:

Not only does Laura have an amazing voice and is touching people everywhere with her music, but she is also involved in some other projects, including an animated movie and is a spokesperson for the Air National Guard Campaign. She does it all!

Along with this great interview with Laura, I have 11 of her CDs to give away! You can read the rules of the contest after the interview. Here’s Laura Bryna!" (Read More...)

Monday, October 19, 2009

HOT From Koch :: Architect to the Stars David Applebaum Joins Cast of New Bravo Series "Launch My Line"

One of the biggest names in design has signed on to take part in the latest Bravo reality series Launch My Line. David Applebaum, who many know as the “Architect to the stars,” will be joining the cast this fall. David is responsible for some of the most opulent and innovative living spaces currently built. His impressive resume features the homes of Diane Keaton, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Rupert Murdoch and Cuba Gooding Jr. to name a few. David and the all-celebrity cast will take part in the show’s inaugural season; which is already hotly tipped to become the next Project Runway.

The concept for Bravo’s Launch My Line pits celebrity contestants against each other, testing their design abilities to determine who will win the grand prize of having their own fashion line launched! The show will be hosted by Dean and Dan Caten, the brilliant minds behind the DSQUARED2 fashion line. These twin brothers, who also host their own Sirius radio show, will bring their unique sense of style and personality to already star-studded show. Each contestant will be paired with top names from the world of fashion; they’ll guide and provide feedback for each celebrity apprentice throughout the season.

David’s experience in design truly sets him apart from his contemporaries. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, In Style Magazine, Home and Garden as well as The Los Angeles Times. In addition to many celebrity homes, David has also designed some of the most impressive commercial and corporate spaces for Virgin Records, Quincy Jones and the amazing Esprit flagship store.

David’s decisive creative vision, attention to detail, and brilliant eye for design make him an early favorite and give him the edge to take home the top prize. Based on the buzz, Launch My Line is already destined to become the “it show” of the fall, and a new favorite for “Runway” fans. Launch My Line should make easy work of filling the large shoes Project Runway leaves behind on Bravo, it already sounds like it’s going to be the most fun of the new fall lineup!

For more information or to interview David Applebaum, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company INC, 310.441.1000 or email Eileen @ Please visit

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HOT From Koch :: Indie Feature "Teenage Dirtbag" Penetrates High School Genre with Beautiful Intelligent Realism

There is nothing more commanding and transcendent than that which is permeated by the beauty of truth, life and love. In her directorial debut of “Teenage Dirtbag” (, writer-director Regina Crosby intricately brings all these elements to life in an honest portrait of teen angst.

Premiering in Los Angeles on October 15, 2009, “Teenage Dirtbag” focuses on the story of Amber, a popular high school cheerleader played by Noah Hegesh and Thayer, a troubled delinquent classmate portrayed by Scott Michael Foster (from the leading role in ABC’s hit show “Greek”). Thayer, made to carry the weight of his brutal home life harasses Amber and her privileged existence. Fate places the opposites together in a creative writing course where, through the releasing power of the written word, Amber and Thayer form a strong bond of companionship, trust and love. The socio-economic parallels, large as life in teen existence, play as test to their newly found connection.

Finding scripted realism as art form in the teenage film genre had become relegated to forgotten treasure in the past 50 some odd years. Crosby became inspired to re-imagine this missing and important piece of our cinematic culture. Spawned from true events in Crosby’s teen years, “Teenage Dirtbag” became the quintessential fiction from reality parchment to pen, breathing air back into this missing link in the teen genre. The role of director for “Teenage Dirtbag” came by way of surprise to Crosby. An unexpected gamble by the films’ producers turned it into gold and an introduction of the next prolific American director to cinematic audiences.

The film shines through its lyrical script, honest portrayals, truthful and unique direction, and defining musical overtones. The music for the movie, choreographed by music supervisor Joey Lauren Koch ( incorporates the eclectic sounds of the underground, ballad crooners, pop mix and slash metal. The soundtrack also features an original composition by Geno Lenardo, former guitarist for Filter.

“Teenage Dirtbag” has garnered the approval and affections of critics, media directors and audiences of all ages… all before it’s official premiere.

The debut of “Teenage Dirtbag” will take place at 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 ( on 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90046.

To interview Regina Crosby, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company INC., 310.441.1000 or email Eileen @ Please visit

Monday, October 12, 2009

EKC Client News :: Amanda Eliasch Featured on

Eileen Koch & Company's client and fashion-driven socialite Amanda Eliasch was interviewed for a backstage video interview for during Alexander McQueen's Fashion Show for his 2010 Spring collection.

Watch Amanda's interview on (1:38):

Amanda is also the Fashion Editor for Genlux magazine. Check out her blog to catch up-to-date news on her fashion adventures:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

HOT From Koch :: Half is Better than Whole, Village is King and Flavors are Plentiful at is one the nation’s fastest growing and most eclectic discount-ticket agencies. Launched in Houston, and now in Los Angeles and New York, StubDog makes more nights out, exploring new venues and discovering different entertainment genres not only possible, but majorly possible. StubDog has partnered with the biggest entertainment arenas as well as the quaintest, hippest, neighborhood secret venues to bring half price tickets to the metropolitan masses. Understanding the value of community and a premier principle since its conception, StubDog donates 10 percent of all its sales to local charitable organizations. StubDog’s wide range of variety, user-friendly website and donations to the communities in which they serve set them apart from other discount ticket retailers.

Fast forward to a time where one can click on a Website and find all the ingredients and choices for a beautiful night out from theatre and dance, comedy and sport, to speed dating and yoga. And whatever one’s cyber shopping cart click may be, the price of admission would be half that of its regular printed tag. And in this same fast forward, the wondrous evening to be had not only is conveniently secured and wallet pleasing, but also gives back to the community. Well then the time would be 2009 and the magical provider would be Texas-grown ticket maverick StubDog.

StubDog was founded in 2006 by young entrepreneur Sam Levassar. Spawned from the contemporary prerequisite Friday night question, “What are we going to do tonight?” Levassar realized for lack of a better, more comprehensive conduit to the city’s every changing events, he and most people where doing the same thing, revisiting the same places week after week. His vision was to create one cyber destination where people could discover all the exciting, great events happening throughout the city and at the same time find a way to give back to the community and to the arts. The goal set forth by Levassar and StubDog was to be able to provide people with the opportunity to try something new and entice them to explore events locally for a fraction of the normal costs.

Levassar teamed up with lifelong friend, StubDog’s vice president of operations Paul Beckwith to make StubDog and its ideals come to life. With its grass roots in Texas, offering events in Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth, StubDog successfully launched in Los Angeles in 2008, securing partnerships with The Actors Gang, The Ford Amphitheatre, White Trash Catholic Circus, Art of Boxing Promotions, Pilates Studio City and the Groundlings just to name a few. In 2009, StubDog entered the Big Apple, penetrating New York City’s market with their crowd-pleasing , fresh brand of entertainment offerings.

StubDog’s other notable partnered venues and arenas include (but are certainly no limited to): Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA, LA Dodgers, MLB, LA Wine Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Key Club, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Birdland, BB King’s Blues Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), etc. Customers are encouraged to sign up for StubDog’s weekly newsletter to keep informed on their constantly updated list of venues and events.

For more information on StubDog, or to interview Sam Levassar or Paul Beckwith, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company INC, 310.441.1000 or email Eileen @ Please visit

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HOT From Koch - Laura Bryna Signs International Distribution Deal With AGR Television Records

Music recording artist Laura Bryna has signed an international record and licensing agreement with AGR Television Records in Hamburg, Germany. AGR is distributed by the international division of Universal Music Group.

AGR Television Records distributes such well known U.S. artists as Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt. The new CD by Bryna, ‘Trying to be Me,’ will be a collection of previously released music in addition to some new material by the petite brunette with the powerhouse voice and will be released early next year.

The international version has several bonus tracks (“Out the Window” and “I Don’t Have a Thing to Wear”). The provisional with AGR and Bryna is a multi CD deal. The multi faceted performer is currently working on material for a follow up CD sometime in late 2010.

“We’re excited to be a part of Laura Bryna’s success and rapidly growing popularity,” said Rolf J. Schmidt, Managing Director of AGR Television Records. “Coming off the heels of a sold out performance at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, a number of critically acclaimed performances around the U.S. with A-list headliners and a growing fan base in Europe tells us that Laura is poised to break out to a worldwide audience.”

“Having the opportunity to reach a worldwide audience is a dream come true,” said Bryna. “I’m looking forward to supporting the efforts of AGR with appearances throughout Europe and to meeting new fans wherever that takes us.”

Bryna has been busy working on new music as well as film and television opportunities. She is the celebrity spokesperson for the United States Air Guard’s national media campaign and co-wrote the campaign’s theme song “Hometown Heroes.” She recently celebrated the women of the Air Guard and America’s Hometown Heroes at the House of Blues. In addition to her work with the Air Guard, Bryna is celebrity spokesperson for the National Guard’s Youth Foundation and sits on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Earlier this year, Bryna’s single, “Make A Wish”, spent 10 consecutive weeks on AOL Billboard’s Most Streamed Download charts. Bryna is considered a crossover artist, with her music being a mix of country rock and pop. For more information on Laura Bryna, please visit