Evan Karagias Welcomes Hollywood to Charlotte For "Sinners & Saints" Premiere

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Actor Evan Karagias & Producer Leon Dunn of Carolina Film Works welcomes Hollywood celebrities to the SOLD OUT East Coast Premiere of "SINNERS & SAINTS" at Charlotte's EpiCentre Theaters on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, at 7:15 PM.

Evan Karagias as "Lynch" in the action movie "SINNERS & SAINTS" (2010)

The September 14th East Coast Premiere of "SINNERS & SAINTS" is SOLD OUT due to the huge welcome from Charlotte's moviegoers.

Advance tickets are now completely SOLD OUT for the East Coast Premiere on Tuesday, September 14th, of the crime action thriller film "SINNERS & SAINTS" (2010) at the EpiCentre Theaters in Charlotte, NC. 

Confirmed Hollywood guests attending this Charlotte Premiere Event include director William Kaufman of Hollywood's Noir Blanc Films and two time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Tom Berenger.  Also expected are brother actors Costas and Louis Mandylor, and Louis' special guest, the actress and producer, Aneela Zaman.

Attendees are advised to arrive early to pick up tickets before this SOLD OUT screening because local press and media reporters are expected to cover the event. There will be a brief Questions & Answers session with the film makers after the screening.

In "SINNERS & SAINTS", Evan Karagias appears in the supporting role of "Lynch", a secret government operative assigned to the recovery, at all costs, of a stolen videotape, which is key evidence to a cover-up conspiracy of New Orleans street gangs and cops, shady defense contractors, and the U.S. military in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Producer  Leon Dunn also appears as one of the hired mercenaries sent to steal the tape back.

The videotape is also hotly pursued by the troubled "Detective Sean Riley", played by Johnny Strong, known for his role in "Fast and the Furious" (2001), and his new by-the-book partner, "Detective Will Ganz", played by Kevin Phillips and last seen in "Notorious" (2009).

Playing Detective Riley's love interest, "Stacy", is none other than the intense Jolene Blalock, known for playing "T'Pol" in the Paramount TV series "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2005).

Also featured in the cast are Sean Patrick Flanery from Lifetime Network's "Army Wives", Kim Coates, Jqrgen Prochnow as the evil "Mr. Rhykin", and Evan's personal friends, actor/pro-wrestlers Bas Rutten and Holt Boggs. Also featured in acting roles are musician composers Method Man and Jake La Botz.

Producer and famous martial artist Ron Balicki directed the key fight scenes.  Evan Karagias assisted Ron by providing stunt choreography for several fights and by performing his own dangerous live stunts, WITHOUT a stunt double.  The producers noted Evan Karagias's extraordinary efforts for the making of the film with a "Special Thanks" acknowledgment in the closing credits.

"SINNERS & SAINTS" has a run-time of 150 minutes and is Rated-R by the MPAA Ratings Board for use of Adult Themes, Adult Language, and Strong Violence: Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian to be admitted to any screening of this movie.

All press and media interview inquiries must be directed to Carolina Film Works at the contact address and phone number below, but must be received before noon on Tuesday, September 14th.  Later requests can not be guaranteed an interview appointment.

For More Screening Information, contact:

EpiCentre Theatres
210 E. Trade St.,
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 688-2400
Fax: (704) 971-2402
Official Web Site: http://www.epicentretheaters.com

For all press and media inquires, please contact Carolina Film Works:

Carolina Film Works
P.O.Box 560823
Charlotte, NC 28256

Phone: +1.864.425.6201 / +1.704.796.8044
Fax: +1.704.597.9598

Official Web Site:  http://carolinafilmworks.com
Official Media E-mail:  carolinafilmworks(at)yahoo.com

About Evan Karagias

With over 15-years in the sports and entertainment business, Evan Karagias, actor, pro-wrestler, and celebrity tax advisor, was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. 

Evan graduated from Gastonia's Hunter Huss High School and won a full collegiate wrestling scholarship to North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. There, Evan studied Political Science and Theater Arts, taking NCSU's Wolfpack Wrestling Team to the NCAA Finals. 

Graduating, Evan moved to New York City to pursue an acting and modeling career. In 1995, he met his wife, Jennifer, on the set of "All My Children". He also became the spokesmodel for the 1996 Calvin Klein and US Olympic Committee advertising campaigns. Later that year, Evan was recruited to join the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) association, and entered training at the WCW's "Power Plant" facility in Atlanta, Georgia, where he soon reached stunt instructor status. 

In 1997 he began his appearances on WCW's weekly wrestling shows as "The Outrageous Karagias."  In November of 1999 Evan Karagias won the WCW Cruiserweight Title, and in December of that same year, he recorded his first CD: With Shane Helms (aka "The Hurricane") and Shannon Moore, the first pro-wrestling "boy band" was born, "Three Count." The trio opened with a hit single, "Can't Get You Out of My Heart" which was also released as a music video. 

When the WCW folded in early 2001, and was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation (which changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002), Evan's contract was among the 24 immediately purchased by the WWF. After a near fatal wrestling accident, he was released in December of that year without being called up to appear in the WWE schedule. 

Evan then appeared briefly with Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW). In March of 2002 he was called up by the American Wrestling Association to wrestle then champion Eric Priest, "The Underwear Model", and won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship Belt.  Evan held that title through 2004.  In 2006, Evan helped launch TNT Pro-Wrestling.

Despite his physical prowess, Evan Karagias remains an actor's actor first, and decided to not become a WWE star, because he understands the value of a good action script.

Today, Evan and Jennifer Karagias are raising a family of four children in North Carolina, where Evan is preparing to appear next in director Kevin Porter's big action western "HELL COMES TO MONTANA".

For more information about Evan Karagias, contact:

Evan Karagias, President & CEO
Multiple Enterprises Inc.
c/o Rapid Cash Refunds
112 North Main Avenue
Mt. Holly, NC 28120-1792

Phone: (704) 822-1298
Web Site: http://www.evankaragias.com
Wikipedia Profile:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Karagias

For more information about Noir Blanc Films, contact:

Noir Blanc Films
13636 Ventura Blvd, Suite #272
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Official Movie E-Mail:  production(at)sinnersandsaintsthemovie.com
Official Movie Web Site:  http://www.sinnersandsaintsthemovie.com

For corrections and clarifications, the Press Release was prepared by:

Bob Lee, 
Publicist for Evan Karagias,
Quackers Web,
1305 N H St., Suite A-294
Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: +1.805.616.2191
FAX:  +1.757.257.3385
E-mail:  media(at)QuackersWeb.com
Web Site:  http://www.QuackersWeb.com


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