“Big” John McCarthy in new web series

Contact: Brigitte Shepard                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Medallion Press Inc.
Tel: (630) 513-8316 extension 257
E-mail: Brigitte@medallionpress.com



St. Charles, Illinois—July 19, 2010—Big John McCarthy fans will be happy to see “Big” John make a cameo appearance in the new Web series Medallion Mondays.

In the sixth episode, “Motiv8n’ U,” “Big” John McCarthy, the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts referee, tries to help Medallion Media Group President Adam Mock “visionquest” by placing him in a rear naked choke.  Fans will enjoy McCarthy’s smooth on-screen performance.  “Big” John’s natural comedic ability will carry on in episode seven, “Let’s Get It On!” which will air next Monday, July 26, 2010, when he will referee a grudge match between Mock and “COISPORC” Josh “Ponceman” Perry.  Both episodes highlight McCarthy’s upcoming autobiography, Let’s Get It On, written with Loretta Hunt, to be released in September of 2011 by Medallion Press.

Let’s Get It On (ISBN 9781605421414) tells the story of a man who devoted his life to the critically condemned sport of mixed martial arts and helped it to soar. This 350-page book will give the iconic referee’s firsthand account of the sport’s roller-coaster journey and will include a 20-page insert with pictures and captions from McCarthy’s private library and from noted MMA photographers. The color and black-and-white photos will chronicle moments of McCarthy’s life and career. Also included will be images of UFC fight badges, posters, programs, and other memorabilia from McCarthy’s over 300-piece private collection.

Medallion Mondays is a series of comedic shorts offering a glimpse of the culture of Medallion Press while spinning off on the average workday, has garnered increasing views on YouTube since its release in June and has been rated in the top hundred comedy views. The series is a joint effort of Helen A Rosburg (coproducer), Scott Allen Perry (coproducer, codirector, cowriter), Jonathan Wenstrup (coproducer, codirector, cowriter), and Josh “Ponceman” Perry (cowriter). Behind-the-scenes photography for Medallion Mondays is presented by Eric Curtis, photographer of Mime Very Own Book (Medallion Press, Dec. 2011) and creator of Fallen Superheroes (Medallion Press, Dec. 2012)

About Scott Allen Perry. Scott is the writer/director of the hilarious documentary The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat, & Beers, Fuel TV’s sketch comedy series Stupid Face, Web series Retarded Policeman, and tons o’ goodies on The Perry Brothers Abnormal Comedy YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/ponceman.


About Jonathan Wenstrup. Jonathan is a cinematographer whose works include the independent feature film Son of Morning starring Heather Graham and Danny Glover and TV documentary On the Road in America.

Medallion Mondays can be seen every Monday at http://www.youtube.com/MedallionMovies, www.MedallionPress.com, and http://www.medallionMovies.com.


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