Marla Stoker

Marla Stoker

Marla Stoker (Publicist/Social Marketing Consultant) has an extensive background in public relations, media placement, marketing and promotions. She currently provides PR consulting services on a private basis for a wide variety of clients through her company, Marquee Media and Marketing. Previously, she spent ten years doing publicity and promotions for major motion picture studios giving her a long record of successfully carrying out projects that keep everyone from billion dollar movie studios to small local businesses happy. Marla also has experience producing independent short films and curating the short film division of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Her overall passion for the entertainment industry allows her profession to mirror what she loves in her personal life.

SLIFF/Kids - Cinema St. Louis’ free family event continues this weekend with actor/writer/director Joey Dedio in town today to introduce his film Tio Papi and do a Q&A after the screening at the Missouri History Museum at 7pm.

Tio Papi - 90 min - Saturday, July 27th - 7pm - Missouri History Museum

  Synopsis: Hard-working but fun-loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) lives a bachelor’s life and dreams of leaving the New York City barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. But one day everything changes, and he becomes a reluctant “Tio Papi,” or Uncle Daddy, to his sister’s six children, whose ages range from 6 to 16. Now, in charge of raising this energetic (and expensive) clan, Ray Ray must make important decisions on what life really is all about. Combining heart-warming drama with light-hearted comedy, “Tio Papi” is an upbeat story of life’s unexpected surprises and what ultimately matters the most – the love of family. The “Tio Papi” cast includes Kelly McGillis (“Top Gun”) and Frankie Faison (“The Wire”).  **Screenwriter/star Joey Dedio introduces the program and participates in a post-screening Q&A. Recommended for ages 10 and older.



SLIFF/Kids - Cinema St. Louis’ free family event - kicks off tonight with a laugh-filled evening of slapstick fun both on screen and on stage. The program features live music and clown performances and a trio of classic silent-film shorts by some of cinema’s funniest comedians.

The First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by PNC Arts Alive, will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013.

A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. Filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience on the fest’s weekdays (July 29-Aug. 2). And on Aug. 3, a full-day animation workshop will be held at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Friday, 10 May 2013 13:55

Seventh Grade Poetry Foundation

Poetry…just rhyming words?  Or an outlet to encourage self expression in students that will lead to thinking creatively and succinctly in business in the future?  This is a question that The 7thGrade Poetry Foundation (7GP) takes very seriously as they carry out their mission to give young poetic voices a platform to be celebrated.

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