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MUPO Entertainment and MUPO TV, Two Budding Powerhouses Launched by Success-Enabler Michele Mupo

There are countless materials that detail the steps aspirants need to take to achieve success and translate their visions into reality. From physical books to online articles, a wealth of information is available for those who wish to give their target fields a shot. But, once a go-getter reaches great heights and manages to secure a position at the top, it could prove challenging to find answers to one of the biggest questions: what then? In the case of Michele Mupo, it became clear that she had to continue capitalizing on her influence and impressive set of skills upon knowing that the entertainment industry remained merciless toward budding and established artists. Her decision to come out of retirement preceded the launch of two emerging powerhouses, MUPO Entertainment and MUPO TV. 

Michele Mupo, also known as Fuchsia, is a well-respected figure with a long list of accomplishments under her belt. Over the years, the New Jersey-based fempreneur has worn many hats, building her reputation with every role she played. Before gaining a solid foothold in the industry, she was a dancer on Club MTV and acted, as well, as a ghostwriter for several recording artists with multiple top ten hits attached to their name. Ultimately, the professional singer and songwriter signed a ten-year contract with the company led by Rodney Jerkins, Sr. and bagged deals that included being endorsed by Cool Music Incorporated. 

On top of gracing stages as a member of a rock band, Michele Mupo appeared on numerous TV series and movies, such as Soap Dish, Basic Instinct, and What We Do. Diversifying her portfolio, she entered the entrepreneurial realm and created an entertainment company with former WWE Diva Dawn Marie, Bernard Purdie, and Carlene Tanner. MuTan Entertainment, her brainchild, is responsible for elevating the careers of a roster of rap acts who are still selling singles and touring up to this day. 

Given her in-depth knowledge of the complexities of today’s industries and extensive experience in navigating the challenging waters of the worlds of music and entertainment, it’s not surprising why Michele Mupo has gained the ability to steer hopefuls and newcomers in the right direction. In 2020, she brought that competence to the table once again when she came out of retirement to establish MUPO Entertainment, a purpose-driven venture that offers full-service representation that is not only strategic but also collaborative and team-based.

At the heart of MUPO Entertainment is the overarching goal of enabling success for those under its wings. It aims to stand as a pillar of support for artists who would have otherwise been taken advantage of by the cut-throat industry.

“We have assembled an experienced team of leaders who understand the entertainment scene and marketplace and know what it takes to operate and manage a successful career,” she shared. 

Michele Mupo envisions MUPO Entertainment transforming into a household name in the years to come. But, for now, she’s excited to announce the launch of MUPO TV, a digital entertainment platform that will soon become available in every home worldwide. Learn more about Michele Mupo and MUPO Entertainment by visiting her website. More information about MUPO TV can also be found on their Twitter page and Instagram.

ArieCan Productions Offers Talents a Platform to Shine and Flourish in Baltimore

Attaining stardom is no longer difficult, thanks to the proliferation of the internet. The power to rise to the top is now up for grabs, and it has become easier than ever to get noticed by notable platforms. Larry Harris and Leonard Martin took things into their hands to establish a production company called ArieCan Productions to help talents grow, thrive, and achieve success.

The Baltimore-based entertainment executives set out to launch a company fully in charge of the type of content it releases and how it achieves that. Knowing that their goal was to create entertaining and exciting content, Larry Harris and Leonard Martin got to work immediately and produced their first web series titled Chapter 2. Taking the company’s destiny into their hands was their way of setting the tone for how they wanted the company to be. With Chapter 2’s success, they have created many other series available on their website for streaming.

ArieCan has implemented a revenue model to make it a highly rewarding company worthy of building a budding career.. The company does not stop at discovering new talents and giving them a shot; it also ensures they are well-compensated thanks to its various subscription models and other revenue-generating features on the platform. Giving back to the city of Baltimore is Larry and Leonard’s top priority, and all of ArieCan Productions’ plans are centered around that. “Our goal is to make ArieCan a household name and to build doors of opportunity for our community. Baltimore is filled with so many talented people, and we want to showcase that,” Larry Harris said.

The production outfit has a vast catalog of original and diverse content that it hopes will appeal to a wide range of people worldwide. Audiences globally can stream and rent content as they wish. The website also sells VIP passes to give users full access to ArieCan Productions’ content library. To make sure that future productions have all the talent they need to be successful and interesting, ArieCan Productions organizes in-house casting calls to discover and evaluate new talents seeking opportunities in the film world.

In the next few years, Larry and Leonard see ArieCan Productions competing favorably with big-name film studios. They hope to produce high-budget films and television shows as well as create high-quality merchandise for its teeming audience globally. The ArieCan Productions platform gives equal opportunities to everyone and makes sure everyone is fairly represented regardless of color, tribe, race, and sexual orientation. The company recently announced its upcoming productions for 2022, and leading the pack are two new shows, Secrets (a drama) and Dear Diary (a comedy), slated to premiere in February 2022.To learn more about ArieCan Productions, check their official website or follow the company on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.

Kathy Ireland Brightens the Thanksgiving Holiday Season for American Families by Sponsoring The Waltons’ Homecoming Airing

Celebrating the holidays is one thing virtually every American family looks forward to every year. This year is not any different, mainly due to the challenges the world has seen in the past year. Kathy Ireland, the founder, CEO, chair and chief designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, is set to make the holidays a remarkable one for American families by sponsoring The Waltons’ Homecoming

The film, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Sam Heskell, who also serves as the president and chair of Magnolia Hill Productions, aired on The CW on November 28. An encore will also be shown on December 11, and Kathy Ireland has expressed pride at being privileged to be the sole presenting sponsor of this American classic.

The film’s airing comes in the wake of a time when hope and encouragement are essential for everyone in the world. The film reiterates some of the purest values that Americans hold sacred: faith, family, love, and inclusivity. So much has happened in the past year that has made The Waltons’ Homecoming a necessary gift to Americans. 

“I am happy to present this film, and there is no one more talented or appropriate to bring this message into our homes on Thanksgiving weekend than Sam Haskell, whose accomplishments in television are legendary and iconic,” Kathy Ireland said. “To know Sam is to trust him and love him. So when we began dreaming of what gift we could give to virtually every American family this year, this film became our powerful choice,” she added.

Apart from kathy ireland® Worldwide’s sponsorship for this film, its partner brands and affiliated organizations like NPCF, American Family Insurance, Lamps Plus, MIVI, and many others have thrown their weights behind this holiday gesture Kathy Ireland has championed. Basking in recognition of her brand as the 15th most successful licensed brand in American history, kathy ireland® Worldwide has a lot to celebrate as a brand. “The Waltons’ Homecoming is an ideal gift from our CEO to the hearts of the American families that have made kathy ireland® Worldwide the respectable brand it is today,” Jon Carrasco and Stephen Roseberry Worldwide Creative Director and President CMO, of kathy ireland® Worldwide, respectively, said in a joint statement.

In addition to the brand’s success, Ms. Ireland received the Business International Religious Freedom Champion Award from the IRF, Icon Award from International Home Furnishings Association, and became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Hall of Fame by Licensing International as the highest-ranked solely owned licensing company of any woman in America.

The Waltons’ Homecoming stars Bellamy Young, Ben Lawson, Logan Shroyer and is narrated by the original John Boy, Richard Thomas. The film features music by seven-time Grammy Award winners, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. “For all who experience this treasured film, please know that, as Elizabeth Taylor often said, ‘Something wonderful is about to happen,’” Kathy Ireland promised.

Learn more about kathy ireland® Worldwide on the brand’s website.