UNCLE NEAREST PREMIUM WHISKEY ENLISTS SPIRITS INDUSTRY EXEC AND LIFESTYLE SPECIALIST KENNY BURNS
Rapidly Growing Brand Gears up for Expansion Across America and Abroad Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has enlisted “The Lifestyle Specialist,” Kenny Burns, to join its growing team of seasoned industry veterans to continue the branding of this great American story. Perhaps best known for his brand ambassador roles for Grey Goose Vodka, CIROC and DeLeon Tequila, Burns brings a wealth of experience to one of the most talked-about spirit brands. “We’ve been curating this great team by watching the industry very closely,” said Keith Miles, spokesperson for the brand, “and responding to what our consumers have requested most. Kenny’s ability to introduce the brand to bars across America is unsurpassed. When you look at his track record of success in the industry, no one has been able to do what he has continued to do for two decades.”
Universal, Will Packer Get In Ring On ‘Fight Night’ Action Comedy
Universal Pictures and producer Will Packer have teamed for Fight Night. The studio has preemptively optioned the life rights package for an action comedy that Lars Jacobson will write based on a true story about the most daring of heists. Fight Night is the story of Atlanta-based hustler Gordon “Chicken Man” Williams and Atlanta’s first black detective, JD Hudson. Set in 1970 on the eve of Muhammad Ali’s comeback fight in Atlanta, the film centers on a post-fight party thrown by Williams that was attended by the most dangerous gangsters in the country. They were all robbed at gunpoint of more than $1 million, making it to this day the largest heist in Georgia history. Pic has been a passion project for Jacobson and Jeff Keating, latter of whom is the longtime rights holder. Packer will produce with James Lopez through the Universal-based Will Packer Productions. Kenny Burns, who first brought the project to Packer’s attention, will serve as executive producer. Keating will co-produce.
THE DREAM IS REAL
KENNY BURNS MAY NOT BE A COMMON HOUSEHOLD NAME, BUT OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, HE HAS BEEN A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON POP CULTURE…BEHIND THE SCENES THAT IS. “THE DREAM IS REAL” IS FULL OF LIFE LESSONS OF HOW TO TRANSFORM A DREAM INTO REALITY, WHILE PERSEVERING IN THE DIM SHADOWS KNOWN OFTEN AS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION.
Directed by Phil Reid, B.U.R.N.S is the story of Kenny Burns’ grind - showing you don’t have to be somebody’s slave to make it in the entertainment business. Also an ABFF Festival Premiere.
The epic Gumball 3000 rally descends upon Stockholm for the start of the 17th annual, one-week, 3000-mile journey across 6 countries and 2 continents.