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8/17/2005

 
VIDEO MUSIC PRODUCER FOR "STILL TIPPIN" DR. TEETH CELEBRATES MIKE JONES MTV VMA NOD

August 15, 2005 - John D. Tucker, professionally known as "Dr. Teeth, " is still trippin' over the fact that the Mike Jones video "Still Tippin," which he directed, was recently nominated for the MTV Video Music Award in the MTV 2 category.

So far, 2005 has been a phenomenal year for Dr. Teeth who has become one of the most sought-after video directors in the hip-hop industry. With the Houston market burning up the hip hop charts, and three of his current videos in heavy rotation ("Trina F/ Lil' Wayne -"Don't Trip," Paul Wall - "Sittin' Sideways, " Mike Jones "Still Tippin"). Dr. Teeth's name continues to remain on the tip of industry insider's tongues. Most recently Dr. Teeth just completed directing for new comers Warner Brothers artist Cruna and Tango Redd featuring Lyold from The Inc.

Dr. Teeth formed a partnership with The Filming Company, a boutique motion picture company, which includes executive producers Tracey Hicks and Keith Pashall in association with Phoenix Entertainment. "There was a need to create an artistic venue for artists such as Dr. Teeth. The Filming Company, which was established in 2001, specializes in creating visuals for music videos, commercials and documentaries, and we pride ourselves in our professionalism and quality work," says Tracey Hicks. "It takes hard work and a great team to build what we have here. What you see is a combination of many different talents," adds Dr. Teeth. We are tremendously excited about Mike Jones video, receiving a nomination for MTV VMA's.

The upcoming video shoots are very promising for Dr. Teeth. The artist line up for the month of August includes: Slim Thug, August 16-17, Paul Wall August 22. Crime Mob on August 30-31.

About Dr. Teeth:
John Tucker's career extends far beyond the video, film and television commercials mediums. He has worked alongside such world renowned film and video directors as Brett Ratner, director of "Money Talks" "Rush Hour 1&2" (video for the feature film "My Vida Loca"); Bille Woodruff (videos for Toni Braxton, Kelly Price, Brian McKnight and Cash Money Millionaires) and Doug McHenry and the late George Jackson (second unit for "Jason's Lyric" starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Alan Payne). In addition, he has worked on other Houston-based film productions ("Tin Cup" starring Kevin Costner and Cheech Marion) and co-wrote and directed his own film, "21 Crunk Street."

Moreover, Tucker has been affiliated with the CBS and BET networks. During his stint at BET Tucker and his team of producers won the NAACP Image Award for Best Children's Programming for their work on the then hit teen show "Teen Summit." Tucker was also instrumental in redeveloping BET's "Rap City" into "Rap City Tha Bassment," where he worked closely with Music program head Steven Hill and Senior Producer Craig Henry. Tha Bassment, which is the show all rap artists look forward to appearing on, was where Dr. Teeth created the now infamous booth that every hot Emcee in the business has entered. In addition for his phenomenal contributions at BET, Tucker also founded a non-profit organization J.D. Tucker Foundation, which provides scholarship opportunities and advance study in communication at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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