Let It Rock at the Crossroads of Rock ’N’ Roll Receives Accolade Award
Producer / Director Steve Thomson is proud to announce that his company Backstage Productions International is one of this year’s recipients of a prestigious Accolade Award in the category of Television Documentary.
The Accolade is an independent, international award competition entering its fifth year. It recognizes television professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. The goal of The Accolade is to discover and honor those who produce standout entertainment and those who contribute to social change and humanitarian efforts.
The documentary also made an impression with the Smithsonian Institution’s Rock ’N’ Soul Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Museum’s Executive Director, John Doyale had this to say: “Akin to the way that the intersection of legendary boulevards Highway 61 and Beale Street ignited the world-changing explosion of rock and soul music, Let It Rock at the Crossroads of Rock ‘N’ Roll transports us through a spell-binding documentary where both the music history and legendary interviews and the performances converge.”
The Documentary is currently available on DVD distributed by Eagle Entertainment. Thomson will be attending MIP TV in Cannes seeking Distribution in available markets. In Canada, the Documentary has aired on BRAVO!, Canadian Learning Television and ACCESS.
Backstage Productions International is very pleased to be presenting this fabulous collection of Reggae titles for such a worthy campaign – the support of Victory over Violence. The Victory CD features some of Reggae Music’s top artists including Sly & Robbie, Leroy Brown, Glen Washington, Stranjah Cole, Winston McAnuff and upstart Kenny “B” Blake. In assembling the CD we chose titles that we felt provide a message of hope, love, peace and compassion, while maintaining that up beat groove that is synonymous with Reggae Music. It was a real challenge to compile only 15 tracks from our extensive Reggae catalogue and we apologize for passing over so many of the other great recordings that are in our catalogue.
Getting down to business, Trilogy Records will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every CD to a scholarship fund set up for today’s inner city youth, as a gesture of our support against the ever increasing violence we see in our cities, particularly gun violence. The scholarship fund will serve as a memorial in the names of those youth that have been killed as a result of gun violence. We are particularly proud to be working with Tropicana Community Services, a non-profit social service agency in Toronto, which was incorporated on March 26, 1980. Tropicana has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to youth since its incorporation and we are pleased to be associated with such an outstanding community organization and are confident that the spirit and message connected with the Victory CD will be heard and will surely have an impact.
We are particularly grateful to our musical friends featured on the CD and to all those who have supported the campaign, particularly Selwyn Harris and Edward George. Perhaps Canadian Reggae and Juno Award winner Leroy Brown captures the spirit of the Victory CD and sums it up best, “It saddens me, especially being a father, to see so much violence within our youth. We must use every means possible to correct this grave problem. It is time for all communities to band together and lead through example, and at all cost, find the root of this problem and make our cities safer places to live.”
Thank you for listening and supporting this initiative.
TRILOGY RECORDS INTERNATIONAL
Steve Thomson, President