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Anthony Bongiovi To Direct New Goo Goo Dolls DVDLive concert in Buffalo, NY on the 4th of July (June 28, 2004)
Anthony M. Bongiovi has been signed to direct an extended set music DVD featuring the Goo Goo Dolls, during a huge concert by that band in their hometown of Buffalo, NY, on July 4th, 2004. The project will be a 13-camera, high-definition shoot. Bongiovi has previously directed the Goo Goo Dolls for their ?Sympathy music video.
Bongiovi, a brother of rock star Jon Bovi, recently directed the Bon Jovi DVD ?This Left Feels Right Live Limited Edition DVD, which was a hit release for Island/Def Jam Records/Universal Music Group. He is also the founder of TBJ Entertainment, Inc., an award-winning, full-service, multi-media production company specializing in production of concert videos, live events, TV programming, featuring films, and commercials.
The Goo Goo Dolls will perform on the steps of Buffalos City Hall in Niagara Square on July 4th, with the city expecting over 70,000 fans to celebrate along with their hometown heroes. A huge fireworks display will also take place. Buffalos Mayor Anthony Masiello has proclaimed July 4, 2004, as ?Goo Goo Dolls Day in the City of Buffalo.
Said Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer for the Goo Goo Dolls, ?Its going to be a massive party, and a great way to showcase the city.
The DVD which Bongiovi will direct, will be released later this year by Warner Bros., and will highlight Buffalo, New York, with a tour of the citys architecture and culture.
About Anthony Bongiovi:
For the past 20 years, Anthony Bongiovi has toured the world, producing dozens of videos for his brother Jons band Bon Jovi. Even as a child growing up in New Jersey, Bongiovi was in love with cameras, and began shooting Bon Jovis live shows during the ?Slippery When Wet tour (16 months?54 countries.)
Following his initial world tour, Anthony became a sought-after music video director. He won MTVs ?Highway to Fame Video Competition with a rendition of AC/DCs ?Highway to Hell video by the band Bad Biscut. From that point, he began directing and editing music videos for numerous other up and coming bands, in addition to his continuing work with Bon Jovi.
From 2002-2003, Anthony once again toured the world with Bon Jovi, concurrent with the bands ?Bounce tour. Not only does he now direct all live Bon Jovi shows, but also contributes to the staging and ?look for all of the bands tours. For the ?Bounce tour, Anthony wrote and directed nine cinematic, intertwining ?mini-motion picture vignettes, which accompanied the bands live performances, playing on huge screens. The band and its management were so impressed with these vignettes, that they re-released the record as a ?Limited Collectors Edition with the ?bonus DVD included.
At present, Anthony is pursuing future directing assignments within the areas of television, feature film, live events, concert DVD, and TV commercial spots.
Anthonys Directing and/or Editing Projects to date include:
Bon Jovi: ?This Left Feels Right DVD
Bon Jovi: ?Wanted 2003 Music Video
Goo-Goo Dolls: ?Sympathy Music Video
Marilyn Manson: ?Guns, God & Government DVD
SR-71: ?Live Concert Video
Godsmack: ?Live DVD
Etta James & The Root Band: ?Burnin Down the House DVD
Slayer: ?War at the Warfield DVD
The Cult: ?Live from the Olympic DVD
AC/DC: Concert Video
Eddie Money: ?20 Years with the Money Man
Pauly Shore: ?Spooged Documentary
Anastacia: ?Live in Amsterdam
About TBJ Entertainment:
Founded in l991 by Anthony M. Bongiovi, TBJ Entertainment is an award-winning, full-service, multi-media production company specializing in production of concert vides, live events, TV programming, featuring films, and commercials. The company most recent projects are the DVD ?This Left Feels Right concert video from Bon Jovi, shot in Hi-Def, and The Goo-Goo Dolls music video entitled ?Sympathy, which was instantly placed into heavy cable TV rotation, staying in the Top 20 for over eight weeks. TBJ has also produced videos for such other major entertainment industry artists as The Go-Gos, Eddie Money, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Etta James, and Public Enemy, and produced the video of a New Jersey policemans benefit concert starring Bruce Springsteen, to name just some.
Other TBJ clients have included A Band Apart, ABC Distribution, Disney, Mercury Records, DirecTV, Paramount Pictures, Capitol Records, MTV, VH-1, and Interscope Records. For more information, please visit www.tbjent.com.
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