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HardArt Releases Official Sexual Harassment Trailer

November 12, 2018 at 7:49

With little fanfare the trailer to Sexual Harassment is out

4NOW Newswire Martha Kelly reporting from Springboard Studio West (SSW) has just came from viewing it. I tell HardArt COO Jeff Sharp "It's good, it tells the story well. I've seen the full show on DVD so the impact is diluted some". I add, Why did it the trailer take so long to be released?

Jeff Sharp: There was some confusion a couple of months ago with...

Martha Kelly: "Ahhh yes, the Proto-Trailer - or the trailer that 'dares not speak its name.' (HardArt's choice to release a clip of the show and call it a "proto" trailer drew industry snickers.)"

Jeff Sharp: [serious deadpan] "We don't mention it."

Martha Kelly: "Then we won't. Sexual Harassment streets next week, what does that mean to you and for this company?"

Jeff Sharp: "Well the production wasn't pretty or clockwork, however, at the risk of using a platitude, we all at HardArt are very please with the picture as well as this trailer. I believe Sally [director Sally Forth] bit off more than she could chew during the shoot, but somehow managed to get it down. Having said all that I'm happy to see Sexual Harassment in the rear view mirror."

Martha Kelly: Production is hard, huh.



Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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Poker Pix Ready to Shoot

November 11, 2018 5:45

HardArt's next feature, the remake of Pokerface, is ready for blast-off. Casting is being finalized as this report is being written. Director Sally Forth has turned in her completed script and is awaiting the budget check.

Taylor Dupree from 4NOW Newswire has the skinny. The show is set! The plan is that its all shot and 'in the can' by Thanksgiving. Maestro Claudio has agreed to reprise his role as the feature's antaganious. Claudio will again don a Fez and play international gambler, Claudio Farrook as he did 20 years ago for Sin City.

We tried to reach the Maestro for a commit but was informed he was evacuated due to the Woolsey fire.

Sally Forth stated by email:

Yes I finished the script.
Yes I switched the male lead for a female sexual dynamo who can handle the 3 dimensional dialog.
Yes I hired professional card dealers to authenticate things during the high-tension, high-staked stud poker games peppered throughout the show.

Sally closes with asking me to wish her luck with this next shoot.

Sally I wish you all the luck in the world.



About Taylor Dupree: Taylor went to LACC for 3 years for broadcasting and communications, interned at public radio station KBLT in Burbank. He's originally from Denver CO.

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HardArt is All In With Poker Pix

November 2, 2018 at 12:40 PM PDT

Coming hot off their newest feature Sexual Harassment, HardArt is embarking on its third title called "Pokerface," a reboot of an earlier Sin City effort 20 years ago, that may or may not have been directed by Buck Adams.

4NOW Newswire has duel coverage on the developments:

Martha Kelly is at Springboard Studio West (SSW) in Chatsworth in Jeff Sharp's office.

Martha Kelly: "How did you get [director] Sally Forth to commit to Pokerface?"

Jeff Sharp: "It wasn't easy, but a colleague of yours suggested I use the 'one show for me, one show for you' ploy and she took the bait."

Martha Kelly: "That's an odd way to put it."

Jeff Sharp: "Look, she'll get to do her French heist show right after."

Sally Forth: "Is Sally writing the script?"

Jeff Sharp: "Of course! She'll get right on it after she finishes the official trailer for Sexual Harassment. She's working on that now."



Taylor Dupree is at Top Sound in Northridge and has Deja Vu checking in on Sally Forth.

I was here 5 weeks ago to the day with Sally as she was recovering from her grueling shoot. I enter edit bay #1. I see nothing has changed. Sally is still stretched out on the infamous zebra couch with a can of diet coke attached to her non-pointing hand, still shouting out edits and orders to Larry, the long-suffering editor at Top Sound. Sally sees me and motions for me to take a chair.

Sally Forth: "...the first take was better Larry..."

Larry makes the switch. Sally turns to me.

Sally Forth: "We got to stop meeting like this."

Taylor Dupree: "How's things?"

Sally Forth: "Comme ce' comme ca' [draws last sip of her coke]. I'm guessing you're here to ask about the poker picture?"

Taylor Dupree: "And this trailer... anything you can show me?"

She shoots me a look.

Sally Forth: "The ancient Greeks said, Never show a fool unfinished work.... I'm not calling you a fool Taylor..."

Taylor Dupree: "I see... I'll wait with the other mortals. What do you know about poker?"

Sally Forth: "Three of a kind beats two pairs. As you know this 'reboot' wasn't my idea. One of the Silicon Valley sugar daddies used to jerk-off to the original, so it means something to him."

Taylor Dupree: "Like revisiting an old lost toy."

Sally Forth: "That's deeper than I wanted to explore, but something like that. So here we are. I'll be putting pen to paper very soon. Do you know where I can get a Fez?"

Larry gets up when he hears the lunch truck outside and asks if we wanted anything. Sally lifts up her empty silver can indicating she'll do another Diet Cole. I politely decline.

Taylor Dupree: "So will this be a shot-by-shot remake?"

Sally Forth: "First of all the boys at HardArt want it called a 'ReBoot!'"

She laughs with that remark, and laughter is at a premium with Ms. Forth.

Sally Forth: "The company can't find the original lead, so I'll need to improvise."

Taylor Dupree: "No Don Hart, huh? Maybe you could insert a female lead in his place."

Sally Forth: "I'm way ahead of you, she purrs."



About Taylor Dupree: Taylor went to LACC for 3 years for broadcasting and communications, interned at public radio station KBLT in Burbank. He's originally from Denver CO.

Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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What's next for Sally?

October 21, 2018 at 2:05:05 PM PDT

Now that HardArt's newest feature Sexual Harassment ships November 11, the question now turns to the studio's next project. Taylor Dupree of 4NOW Newswire caught up with COO Jeff Sharp in his Springboard Studios West (SSW) office in Chatsworth.

Jeff Sharp: "Everyone seems to be pleased with Sexual Harassment, she [director Sally Forth] took her sweet time, however, what she delivered is nothing short of a flawed masterpiece."

I was puzzled.

Taylor Dupree: "Why flawed?"

Jeff Sharp: "She really let me have it for not letting her finish Sexual Harassment the way she wanted..."

Taylor Dupree: "She has final cut still?"

Jeff Sharp: "She wanted to keep shooting and that meant going way over budget."

Taylor Dupree: "Wait - More footage?"

Jeff Sharp: "Look, this is all company business but I want to clear the air so this is all on the record."

Taylor Dupree: "How upset was she?"

Jeff Sharp: "We had to paint the room after she was done with her mini-tantrum. What these millennials don't understand or care is that things cost, and theres a number we need to stay under."

I change the subject and ask about HardArt's next project.

Jeff Sharp: "That's where we are now. Sally has been bugging me to do a heist picture but then I get an email the day after the screening from one of the 'Four Gentlemen from Palo Alto.' He asks about doing a re-boot, since they're all the rage these days, There's an older feature he remembers when he was younger called, 'Pokerface.'"

I think. I remember a film called "Pokerface."

Taylor Dupree: "Poker movie with Mike Horner from Sin City, right?"

Jeff Sharp looked genuinely impressed.

Jeff Sharp: "Very good. [he chuckles] Probably made by one of their roster of interchangeable directors then, Charley Biggs or Buck Adams."

Taylor Dupree: "Is the re-boot script written?"

Jeff Sharp : "That's just it, she wants to do Riffi and one of the studio's money guys want to recast Mike Horner in a..."

He catches himself.

Jeff Sharp: "Well... he merely SUGGESTED we do... but I know which side of my bread is buttered."

Sharp presses his intercom switch on his desk tells his secretary Terry:

Jeff Sharp: "Terry, find me Mike Horner."

Terry on other end: "Right away Mr. Sharp."

I thought I'd offer up an unsolicited suggestion.

Taylor Dupree: "Well what you could do is tell her to do a 'one show for the house, and one for me agreement.' Let her do a studio-approved commercial show. After that the studio gives her the ok to let her take her hair down for the second one. I heard this IS being done in the Hollywood independent scene."

Sharp thinks for a couple of beats.

Jeff Sharp: "Not a bad idea and maybe worth a try," he leans back in his chair, "I can hear her now saying she wants to do her show first."

Taylor Dupree: "Natch."



About Taylor Dupree: Taylor went to LACC for 3 years for broadcasting and communications, interned at public radio station KBLT in Burbank. He's originally from Denver CO.
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Sexual Harassment Has World Premiere

October 14, 2018

HardArt had its first viewing of the company's newest feature Sexual Harassment on Saturday night. Martha Kelly of 4NOW Newswire was in attendance in the Lindbergh Room at the Van Nuys Air-Tel. The screening had mainly the cast and crew, some friends and a few hanger ons. There was a better than average spend and a full bar where the drinks were on HardArt that night. Maestro Claudio came with his wife, editor par-excellence Titziana. Co-director Jay Crew was off to the side talking up a couple of starlets. Invited guest Dr Keera J. Ashton PHD a professor of human sexuality at University of Edinburgh is in town for a symposium was also there.

In the middle of the room, Larry, HardArt's IT guy is setting up the video projector and is having a hard time getting the pull-up screen to cooperate. Director Sally Forth finally arrivers and looks stunning in a back leather jacket, strategically ripped tight jeans and half a tube of gel in her hair. She's instantly acknowledged. I overhear that COO Jeff Sharp is stuck in traffic and he has the thumb drive with the feature on it.

All eyes then turn to industry writer Wally Wharton, as she makes her way inside the Lindbergh Room sauntering in like Rita Hayworth, dragging her full length ermine coat on the floor behind her as she traverses across the room. She belles up to the bar and orders up a white wine.

AINews editor Steve Nelson was there and has the enviable job of writing about the film and appearing in it as well. Suddenly Jeff Sharp bursts in the room out of breath and hands what I believe is the hard-drive to Larry.

I see my chance to buttonhole Sally when Larry turns off the house lights, so I take my seat.

A hundred and four minutes later the lights come back on and there's mostly smiles, the crew patting each other on the back. The feature is fantastic I must say. Interestingly I see Sally isn't smiling. I figure I'll grab as many opinions as I can with the crowd filing out. First as he's walking out I ask Maestro Claudio what he thought of the picture, "Its better than her last show. Brava." Indeed, I think to myself.

I approach the good Dr Ashton from the UK and I ask what she thought of the feature. Dr Ashton says. "This film really kicks you in the gut, an epic journey though the bowels of Hollywood, it reflects the times better than anything I've seen." I thank her and rush over to Jay Crew for a comment. "It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work!" I must admit when Jay was talking I kept one eye peeled for Sally lest she leaves and I don't get her take. From the corner of my eye I see her handing the valet her receipt to get her car. I race off toward her, regretfully cutting off Jay in mid sound bite. I approach her as she's waiting for her jeep, she sees me and by her face recognizes me, before I get a word out"

Sally Forth: Hello Martha.

Martha Kelly: Great show. (I returned)

Sally Forth: Thanks.

There was a semblance of a smile in that.

Martha Kelly: You told me you weren't a neorealist, what I saw in there was neorealism.

Sally Forth: I wasn't even going for that, but now you mention it, may be.

A well wisher interrupts for a few seconds, I see the valet bringing her jeep around so I quickly push a couple more questions.

Martha Kelly: I'd like to do a full interview with you at your connivence.

Sally Forth: You'd need to talk to Sharp about that, but he'll say no.

I look and Sally is holding a ready five dollar bill about to grease Carlo the valet and I'm thinking, I need something/anything from her that I can turn in, so I blurt out:

Martha Kelly: Ms Forth It must be awesome to have a platform like this to tell your stories with your own vision.

Carlo got the fiver and Sally hoists herself into her jeep she turns to me and says.

Sally Forth: "Ain't we got fun?".

I stand there watching her drive off until she turns and disappears down Sherman Way.



Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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Sexual Harassment Crosses the Finish Line

October 2, 2018

HardArt's much anticipated Hollywood bombshell Sexual Harassment is finally posted and headed to the DVD replicator. Taylor Dupree from 4NOW Newswire was late getting to Top Sound and was told director Sally Forth just left, emerging from the edit studio after not seeing the sun in four days she beelined it to (believe it or not) Del Taco for a celebratory meal. I figured I'd wait for her in the front parking lot to ask Sally what took so long with cutting this picture.

While waiting I dialed HardArt COO Jeff Sharp at his Springboard Studio West (SSW) office and was pleasantly surprised I was put right though, Sharp said he was delighted with the feature's completion, when I pressed him on why the edit took so long, he explained, "It was a daunting edit for sure and it was Sally's first Super 4K shoot and used a brand new 4K edit system that she had to learn on the fly. At one point after numerous setbacks she had to throw on her deerstalker and embark on. The Case of the Crashing Computer. The mystery was never solved and Sally finished the show one act at a time."

Sharp then brought the call to an end, "Gotta go, Skippy just brought in the master," and added, "If your waiting for Sally, she's probably not going back to Top Sound." I thanked him for his time.

As I hung up it struck me, he's right, why would she.



About Taylor Dupree: Taylor went to LACC for 3 years for broadcasting and communications, interned at public radio station KBLT in Burbank. He's originally from Denver CO.

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HardArt Reveals Artwork for Sexual Harassment

September 23, 2018 at 3:57pm

There it is, take it! Jeff Sharp implores on a rare Sunday meeting at Springboard Studio West (SSW) at the unveiling of the awaited poster for the just completed feature, Sexual Harassment.

Martha Kelly from 4Now Newswire was in attendance in Sharp's office. HardArt mucky-mucks filled out the crowd. No sign of director Sally Forth. Corks were popped and red plastic cups were being filled with the real McCoy or sparkling apple cider. When Sharp pulled the cord dropping the veil off the easel holding a standard size poster, a collective gasp was palpable coupled with affirmative murmur. It is a stunning piece, actually transcending.

COO Sharp was in good sprits despite only drinking the apple cider.

Sharp spoke of the nuances of James Bartholet's performance of Hollywood villain Herb Weinstock which he played with major harassment of the most sexual kind that the role demanded.

OK, so far so good, then Sharp's attempt at humor falls flat, Sharp yells out to no one in particular, Bartholet stole the film and they want it back! Martha Kelly quipped, I was waiting for a shoe to sail pass his head. He rebounds when he announcers that James pulled some strings and landed Superstar Misty Stone to sing the title song, Sexual Harassment Blues. The company's rank and file seem really pleased with that news evinced by high fives.

The wing-ding started to get a wee too cozy when I sidled up to Jeff Sharp next to the cheese trays and ask, "Where's Sally?" He throws a cracker in his month and tells me she's camped out at Top Sound. He adds, "I had her mail forwarded there till she delivers the completed picture."



Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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Six days, Jazzing thru Paradise

September 20, 2018 1:00pm

HardArt has completed its sophomore effort, the full length feature entitled, Sexual Harassment, about a timely and topical subject. Taylor Dupree of 4Now News Wire went to Top Sound to find a recovering director Sally Forth. Upon entering the studio I saw Sally Forth stretched out on the infamous zebra couch popping Ibuprofen and sipping tea, she's watching the rushes on a big screen monitor mounted conveniently on the wall in front of her. I saw her feet were propped up slightly, she saw I noticed. Sally informs me that the last 2 days of the shoot she couldn't feel her feet, "My poor little puppies were so swollen I could barely take off my Doc Martins." Sally shouts out an instruction to Larry the editor, then scribbles a line on her clipboard holding her notes.

I cut in and ask, How did the six days go? Sally takes a sip on her tea and responds,"Nikki Snow was remarkable as Lucille. She was a last minute decision and I'm glad I made it. We also found a total newcomer and gave her a shot, a hot Latina spitfire named Claudia Foxx..." She then points to the screen and says, "That's her there." I crane my head to see a very attractive older Latina sucking on a monster black cock. After about fifteen to twenty-seconds I force my attention back to the interview. What went down in the restaurant location?

Sally tells Larry to pause the roll and imparts, "We shot in the morning 'cuz the place doesn't open 'till 11am, we got a late start, and we're still shooting when the lunch crowd [is] starting to sit themselves. From the corner of my eye I saw the owner approach Sharp and love wasn't in his heart, before the owner got a word out, Sharp snaps at him, 'Not now Vito the owner is on my ass!' and walked away. Taylor follows up, Did you get everything you needed there? Sally sighs, "I wanted a better master and some cutaways would've been nice, but we got the scene." She shifts her battered body and grunts.

Far from me calling Sally Forth a tenderfoot, but seems to me that her production calluses are still in development. I take the plunge to ask the about the 'proto' trailer. (HartArt released a trailer while Sally was in mid-shoot.) What is with the proto trailer? And I brace myself. Sally makes a final adjustment on the couch.

Sally Forth: It wasn't my idea, but why do you ask?

Taylor Dupree: It's not being well received.

Forth: Really? (She looks generally surprised.)

Dupree: Some people complained.

Forth: About what exactly?

Dupree: They maybe didn't get it. I add, they may have wanted some hardcore mixed in it... They... Who's asking the questions here?

She turns her head to the screen and tells Larry to hit 'play' and takes a sip of her jasmine, she thinks for a few beats watching her footage, then purrs. "It's fun to measure people's limitations."

Jeff Sharp didn't respond to our calls before post time.



About Taylor Dupree

Taylor went to LACC for 3 years for broadcasting and communications, interned at public radio station KBLT in Burbank. He's originally from Denver CO.

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First Glimpse of Sexual Harassment

September 14, 2018 02:15pm

HardArt Studios just release a "Proto-trailer" of it's still-in-production feature, Sexual Harassment.

Martha Kelly of 4Now Newswire was outside of Springboard Studios West (SSW) caught up with a harried Jeff Sharp, as he was handing a production assistant an American Express black card. The PA took the card like the last person in a relay race and he was gone.

Jeff Sharp sharply states. "This is a hell of a time. I got to feed a full cast and crew." Pressed on what and why a proto-trailer, Sharp looks at his watch and continues, "Larry, our computer and web guy, launched the trailer this morning. It's on the HardArt website right now. Sally had written a little scene in the film I thought was cute, so it was arranged to shoot that on the first day, then the footage was couriered to Top Sound in Northridge..." Martha cuts him off, "But what is a 'proto' trailer?" Sharp says, "SHE thought of it, its from the greek, ya know..."

Martha changes the subject to the shoot at hand, "I'm hearing these shooting days are crazy." Sharp responds, "She's on her fourth 16 hour day in a row, we knock off at 16 so the 'four gentlemen from Palo Alto' won't have to pay the crew 'time and a half' the following day."

Asked if there's any way to have a chat with the director, Sharp explains "Probably not, last time I saw her she was in her trailer with a gun to her head." Martha recoils, "Huh? Is that true!?" "Naw, she doesn't have a trailer."



About Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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HardArt Films

Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant at HardArt!

September 9, 2018 11:00pm

Script approval has been granted for HardArt's next feature entitled, "Sexual Harassment." Martha Kelly from 4Now Newswire spoke with COO Jeff Sharp late Friday about this whirlwind of activity at the studio.

"We're moving fast. This is a hot topic and we're looking for an October release." Pressed for any script details Sharp says, "Its a nice piece of writing, I read the whole thing twice and its very ambitious. What got me is she divided the story into 3 acts, theatrical-like".

The "she" Sharp is referring to is director Sally Forth who joked by email that 2 days into writing Sexual Harassment she had to go to the store for Ben Gay for her writing hand.

Sally: (Seemed jubilant.) It's pretty cool they [HardArt] went for it, I'm really going to go to town on this piece of shit Herb Weinstock!

Martha Kelly: That's the guy who was busted, but not charged, putting you in hot water?

Sally: Yeah.

Martha Kelly: What are your plans with him?

Sally: HardArt is allowing me to use both of my knees at once to his balls!

Martha Kelly: Wow, grudge cinema, I like it!

Sally: Yeah, it came together rather quickly and easily, but I'm going to need every bit of six long days to totally nail it.

Martha Kelly: That sounds like a lot.

Sally: In today's world it is.

Martha Kelly: What's next? Casting?

Sally: You know it. I need a strong female lead to handle Lucille, and I don't have one in my back pocket.

Martha Kelly: Any Ideas?

Sally: Looking into it now.

Martha Kelly: Thank you for your time and good luck.



About Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly worked for 5 years at the now defunct Valley Voice. In 2011 she graduated from the James McCann School of Journalism at Chapmen University in Orange County where she grew up.

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HardArt Films

Stop the presses! HardArt has next project!

September 4, 2018 8:00pm

After the big brouhaha with the LA Sheriffs, which is still being sorted out, thankfully director Sally Forth is so far still free from county arms. The case is on-going and attorney Ben Robbins Esq. has put a lid on discussing things.

An emergency meeting was called for Monday, Labor Day, with only COO Jeff Sharp, Sally Forth and Jay Crew in attendance. On Tuesday, 4Now NewsWire was outside Springboard Studio West (SSW) and asked Sharp as he was leaving his office what took place in the meeting.

As Sharp was getting into his car he asserted, "Sally feels strongly about the case of some nameless mogul getting his abusive kicks with a young model/actress at the Hotel Newcastle and she declared she wants to do the definitive film dealing with the sexual harassment called, naturally, 'Sexual Harassment.' I bounced the idea off the Four Gentlemen from Palo Alto and they seemed unconcerned, so consider that show green-lit providing she [Forth] can stay out of the pokey. I expect a rough shooting script on my desk Friday morning and she [Forth] knows it!" Sharp concluded, "And if I tell you any more, Ben is going to chew my butt off." And he shut his car door and backed out of his parking space.

4Now tried contacting Sally Forth on all of her devices and struck out. It's a safe bet she's plugging away on her keyboard as this missive is being typed up as well.

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HardArt Films

Sally Forth Wanted by Sheriff

September 3, 2018 12:01am

Sally Forth is Wanted! by Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

Fledging hardcore director Sally Forth could be at least questioned by the West Hollywood Sheriff Division and according to HardArt COO Jeff Sharp, "They can arrest her if things don't break her way."

Ripped from the headlines! "Allegedly, last Thursday there was yet another top Hollywood mogul from a major studio taken in for questioning about an incident involving sexual abuse at the just opened Hotel Newcastle in Beverly Hills."

Sharp continues, "Somehow Sally had gotten hold of this mogul's mug shots and posted them online! The Sheriffs say their data base was hacked and the images in question were never submitted for public record and were downloaded from the sheriff's server..." Law enforcement traced the hack to Sally with her HardArt email. Sharp got the call because she uploaded the images on the company/HardArt's server.

Pressed for clarification HardArt lawyers told him, "The less said, the better... and they told the already laconic Sally Forth to speak even less." (Fat Chance.)

I had questions for HardArt's attorney, Benjamin "Ben" Robbins Esq.: "What about the Sheriff? Law enforcement? Isn't that all part of the public? Why is it forbidden?"

"They'll give you permission to use things after they get a freedom of information request, and that'll take up to 30, 60, 90 days."

The counselor expands: "We found out that right before the Sheriffs were going to charge the accused studio head, his victim got cold feet and wouldn't press charges, so they had to release him. He was never formally arrested. Now since the mug shots are out there, the mogul can sue everyone involved at least twice! And I wouldn't blame him at all."

"So let me get this straight, HardArt is in deep shit cuz the cops didn't bust this scumbag?"

"I wouldn't use that terminology in a court of law, but, yes, more or less, and the victim's refusal to press charges didn't help either."

Geeez! If things weren't so dire there world be a movie in all this!

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HardArt Films

HardArt Lauches Website

September 3, 2018 12:00am

Monday, September 3, feature studio HardArt releases its eponym website HardArtFilms.com. COO Jeff Sharp says, "It's up and running and we feel this was a big step! We're a little behind on things. I knew film production was tough but I'm really getting a brutal eduction, these things don't make themselves!"

Asked about the new HardArt website Sharp continues, "There are pages devoted to how HardArt was founded, theres a bio for contract director Sally Forth, and a page for the latest occurrences at the fledgling studio."

In fact they are leading off with a bombshell of a tasty scandal that's brewing as this release is being typed. Follow the link to HardArtFilms.com.

Pulse Distribution has a limited stock of current HardArt product. Retailers interested in stocking HardArt's product please contact Pulse Distribution at this email and phone number: Hyland@PulseDistribution.com 818-435-1615, or Jeff Sharp at Jeff@HardArtFilms.com.

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HardArt Films

HardArt Rejects Director Sally Forth

August 21, 2018 12:46pm

Sally Forth's sophomore script has been shot down by her base studio, HardArt. The director wanted to do a hardcore remake of cult film El Topo. On Friday the studio slammed on the production brakes.

COO Jeff Sharp shouted into the phone, "Absolutely Not! I know the film she wants to parody, I may still have it on VHS and I remember that film taking place in the desert, and I'm not going to allow Sally to march a caravan into Death Valley in September! It's a bad recipe! She needs to look at a calendar when coming up with plots!" Then he hung up on us.

When we asked Forth about the obvious logistical challenges of shooting in Death Valley in the dog days of summer, she meekly replied, "I really never even thought of that - it does get hot out there. Aside from the desert thing, I don't think they [HardArt] were really down with the idea. A girl can tell, ya know? I guess it's back to one."

Sally's reboot of El Topo was to be the first release from her newly acquired three picture deal with HartArt.

Forth offers an explanation and continues with, "It was going to be an ass-kicking show with a female lead... I had it just about all worked out in my head. It was really going to be something!"

Pulse Distribution still has a limited stock of current HardArt product. Retailers interested in stocking HardArt's product please contact Pulse Distribution at this email and phone number: Hyland@PulseDistribution.com 818-435-1615, or Jeff Sharp at Jeff@HardArtFilms.com.

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HardArt Films

HardArt 3 Pic Deal

August 13, 2018 01:13am

HardArt is elated with Sally Forth's "Hypersexuals" , and has given the film school grad a three picture commitment for upcoming features.

COO Jeff Sharp says, "This is the logical next step. We want to lock up her talents for a period. Sally is a smart, young, hungry, millennial and HardArt believes youth must be served. We are perfectly happy to let her carry out her vision."

Sally responded to the agreement sarcastically by email with, "They Like me! They really like me!" But what they are really saying is if I can color inside the lines they want me to toe, I can do my thing" Gee Thanks... Some gratitude huh lol?" [sic]

Asked about breaking the seal on the first project's details Forth mused, "I figure I will be putting pen to paper soon, But I've been thinking about an idea I want to bounce off the boys upstairs, a really sweet tearjerker... that they may or may not go for."

Unable to determine if her second comment was sarcastic as well, but rest assured information will be reported as soon as it's received.

In the meantime, Pulse Distribution has a limited stock of current HardArt product. Retailers interested in stocking HardArt's product please contact Pulse Distribution at this email and phone number: Hyland@PulseDistribution.com 818-435-1615, or Jeff Sharp at Jeff@HardArtFilms.com.

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HardArt Films

HardArt's Hypersexuals a Success!

August 06, 2018 03:00am

HardArt's "Hypersexuals" completed and the Brass digs it! First time director Sally Forth comes out smelling like a rose after the honchos at HardArt screen her just completed effort, "Hypersexuals".

COO Jeff Sharp chuckles, "There was never any doubt with Sally, wink wink, but seriously, you don't know till ya know. You roll the die and hope for the best, and this time we hit. "Hypersexuals" is a cool little show especially for a first timer. Very cool vibe and ALL genatellia was very wet throughout. I checked twice." [sic]

"I don't know what the big deal was honestly," Sally Forth said by email, "...it was a remarkably smooth shoot. Jeff gets bent out of shape because of the second-unit stuff, and I told them all about it beforehand." Forth admits she may have reached too deep in her bag of tricks right out of the gate with the unconventional structure on this one.

When asked about her immediate plans, Forth says, "Lots of sleep in my own bed. I was sleeping on that zebra sofa at Top Sound for the better part of the last 5 days." Pressed about her next project, Sally refers me to Sharp and signs off.

As this PR is being written "Hypersexuals"' first review is coming in; Last sentence: "Palpable hardcore, exciting filming, "Hypersexuals" shows there's more than one way to tell a sex story."

Retailers contact Pulse Distribution to order "Hypersexuals" at Hyland@PulseDistribution.com by email and phone at 818-435-1615.

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HardArt Films

HardArt's Hypersexuals!

July 31, 2018 03:00am

HardArt is in production on their inaugural release directed by newcomer Sally Forth. "They shot all last weekend and I was told the footage was being edited at Top Sound in the San Fernando Valley," says COO Jeff Sharp.

Things aren't what they seem though, and they may have to re-shoot! When asked what's going on Sharp explains, "Hey look, I understand, in the simplest terms, you shoot a video and then the editor edits, puts credit titles on the end and its done! Now our director informs us she needs to complete the edit and then - and ONLY then - she can finish shooting the show! I never came across this method nor has anyone else I've spoke with." [sic]

HardArt's first release will be called " "Hypersexuals"" and will hopefully hit the street without reshooting.

"Sally tells me she still has shooting funds left. She also said, this procedure was designed and budgeted for the wraparound." Sharp concludes, "So I can't bitch too much but it screams of reshooting, and that makes me nervous. Our agreement was that we leave her alone, so that's what we're dong. Time will tell. The art work is hot off the press and we're very pleased with it."

From what Sharp says I'm thinking we may be watching a company burn out before it's first release. I hope Pulse isn't holding the bag for "Hypersexuals"! And I hope Sharp approves this press release!

Retailers interested in stocking HardArt's "Hypersexuals", if and whenever it gets to their shelves, please contact Pulse Distribution here:
Hyland@PulseDistribution.com
818-435-1615

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HardArt Films

HardArt Shoots First

July 23, 2018 03:00am

HardArt shoots first, asks questions later - gives the green light to their first release, " "Hypersexuals""

HardArt green lights their first release, " "Hypersexuals"," a perverse sexual drama with a documentary flavor.

"Things are moving fast," says HardArt's COO Jeff Sharp, "we just signed Cal-Arts grad Sally Forth to a test show, the script is written and ready."

When pressed why he thinks a novice like Sally Forth, coming fresh off the street, can handle a big budget feature, Sharp opines, "First of all it's not a big budget feature, 'economical' is a better word. Also my salesman Hyland C told me to get her an experienced crew to insulate things and help keep on time and budget, so that's what we did!" Casting is finished the last I heard. Very exciting! This weekend its "lights, camera, action!"

Retailers interested in stocking HardArt titles please contact Hyland C. at Hyland@PulseDistribution.com and (818) 435-1615, or an IVD Sales Representative.

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HardArt Films

HardArt Signs Director

July 16, 2018 12:00am

HardArt New upstart studio HardArt has signed Cal-Art film grad Sally Forth to direct a feature for the Studio's first release. COO Jeff Sharp explained, "It's a Look-and-See deal; if she can deliver a quality show we can talk about other projects."

Good timing played an important part in Sally getting noticed. As Sharp states, "We needed a director and she needed a job. Sally recently left Cal-Arts film school last spring and I received a clip she did from a friend. I said, 'Wow!' There wasn't any hardcore, but I thought if someone could harness this energy and blend with hot sex, they'd have something!"

Sharp followed up, got her email, contacted her, and set up lunch meeting at the Lamplighter.

"We talked for an hour. I found out she's a punk rocker and likes chocolate milk shakes. More importantly, I liked the way she thinks. I bit and said, 'OK, lets do one and see.' The meeting was very positive, but not so much for the old Lamplighter. It closed down that same week. I hope it's not an omen," said Sharp pensively.

Retailers interested in stocking HardArt titles please contact Hyland C. at Hyland@PulseDistribution.com and (818) 435-1615, or an IVD Sales Representative.

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HardArt Films

Pulse Inks HardArt

July 09, 2018 04:00am

HardArt distributed by Pulse New on the scene production studio HardArt, and distribution giant Pulse, have closed an agreement for eight feature films per year.

COO Jeff Sharp says, "Never in my wildest dreams did I think Pulse would be willing to take a chance on a small studio trying to make a name for itself. I figured you'd need a track record just to land a sit-down with those guys."

Sharp continues, "I got the meeting easily enough but I was prepared to hurl my massive sales-pitch at Hyland C, but he said 'yes' before I got the first word out!"

Hyland said, "I love high-end story line features, and the HardArt idea stood out to me in the sea of gonzo DVDs that are put out in this market."

"Cool," Sharp managed to say, adding "then we shake hands and as I was leaving his office I'm thinking, 'that went well.'"

Retailers interested in stocking HardArt titles please contact Hyland C. at Hyland@PulseDistribution.com and (818) 435-1615, or an IVD Sales Representative.

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HardArt Films

New Studio: HardArt

July 02, 2018 06:00am

Giving the limited amount of good hardcore features in the internet age, a new production studio, HardArt, has emerged and promises to revive a time where superior features were once de rigueue du jour of the San Fernando Valley.

"HardArt" is what Jeff Sharp is calling the new studio. Sharp, who is the company's COO, says, "We hope there is still a market for hard-hitting stories with hot sex!"

Sharp, who admits to viewing 100s of classic films on home video, laments, "Are there no Spinellis today? No Henri Pachards or DeRenzys? Why is that?"

When asked about HardArt's initial output, Sharp said, "The company has several projects in various stages of production," and added, "the first release is called, ' "Hypersexuals",' and I can't remember an X-rated feature quite like this one."

Watch for the release of features from HardArt. There's more on the way!

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