Alliance Group Entertainment's "Hotel California" Set to Premiere at The 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival Presented by HBO

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The stylistic psychological crime drama "Hotel California" to premiere in NYC.

Hotel California

Geo has told us over and over again how his dream was to premiere a film in New York City, and now thanks to this Festival he has that opportunity.

Alliance Group Entertainment's "Hotel California" will make its Red Carpet World Premiere as an official featured selection of the 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), presented by HBO on July 25, 2008.

"Hotel California", which stars Erik Palladino ("ER", F/X's "Over There"), Simon Rex ("Scary Movie 3"), Tyson Beckford ("Into The Blue"), Tatyana Ali ("Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), Yancey Arias (NBC's "Knight Rider"), Noel Gugliemi ("Training Day"), and Raymond J. Barry ("Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"), revolves around 3 friends: Troy (Palladino), Pete (Rex), and Al (Beckford), who are involved in the seedy Los Angeles crime world.

The film conveys what happens when betrayal, greed, and dishonesty penetrate a close-knit friendship circle. As past betrayals clash with present loyalties, Troy, Pete, and Al push each other to the limit as they try to make sense of their failed partnerships. As the tension builds up to a boiling point, all hell breaks loose in a series of intense twists and turns that lead to a gripping climax. "Hotel California" is directed by Geo Santini; Mike Karkeh serves as executive producer and producer.

Taking part in the New York International Latino Film Festival has a special meaning for the film's director Geo Santini, who is of half Greek and half Puerto Rican descent, and hails from New York City. "Hotel California" will mark Geo Santini's feature film debut. In addition, cast members Erik Palladino, Tyson Beckford, and Tatyana Ali all grew up in or around New York City.

"I am extremely excited that 'Hotel California' will be competing in the New York International Latino Film Festival; it gives young Latino directors like Geo Santini the opportunity to showcase his talent in front of the Latino community and hopefully inspire other young Latino talent, especially young Latino men, that anything is possible," says Mike Karkeh. "Geo has told us over and over again how his dream was to premiere a film in New York City, and now thanks to this Festival he has that opportunity."

The entire cast of "Hotel California" will be in New York City for the film's red carpet premiere. The film's stars will also be attending several parties in celebration of the film, including a pre-premiere party at Jay-Z's hot spot 40/40 on Thursday, July 24 and the post-premiere after-party at the chic Suzie Wong Saki Lounge on Friday, July 25, 2008.

"Hotel California" will screen at the following locations:

"Hotel California" (Red Carpet Premiere)
Friday, July 25, 2008
8:15 pm Sharp
Fordham University
Lincoln Center 113 West 60th Street
(Between 9th & 10th Avenues)

"Hotel California" (Screening)
Saturday, July 26, 2008
5:00 pm Sharp
The Directors Guild Theater
110 West 57th Street
(Between 6th & 7th Avenues)

To purchase tickets for the screenings of "Hotel California", please visit:

For more information about "Hotel California", please visit:

To submit an interview request for cast members of "Hotel California", please contact:
Terrance Gillum
terrancegillum @

About Alliance Group Entertainment:
Alliance Group Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company specializing in cutting-edge Film, Music and Television projects. Alliance Group Entertainment's staff of talented professionals and impressive in-house facilities have earned the company the right to compete amongst the top entertainment entities as a "one-stop-shop" for all things entertainment. For more information, please visit

About the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF):
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF's mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community. Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, free community events, scholarships, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO. The NYILFF has been endorsed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its inception in 2003. HBO(R) is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.



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