Freelance Journalist, Creative Writing & Publishing Consultant
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"If I only had two dollars left, I would spend one dollar on PR." ....Bill Gates
Press Coverage; Local-2-Global Publicity
Celebrity Correspondent; Luxury Lifestyle Journalist; Feature Writer, Editor, Book Marketing & Publishing Consultant
Entertainment & Lifestyle Journalist - Celebrity, Musician, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Business Innovators, Profiles & Interviews with the Rich & Famous; New Film & Music Releases; Las Vegas Entertainment, News & Events; Affluent Lifestyle; Interior Design; Architecture; Luxury Travel, Golf, Expensive Toys, and Fine Dining
Book Marketing & Publishing Consultant
All business is show business whether you need a press release as a first time publicity seeker; want name recognition for a new project launch; or, are an entrepreneur with a new product or service to promote. Anyone can become newsworthy with the right publicity behind them.
As a top level publicist and marketing specialist, Morgan always ranks at the top of millions of web pages on a Google Search which confirms she must be doing something right. Kaya Morgan has developed the media contacts to affordably reach millions of news media and consumers in any market segment. No one has the ability to nurture and shape an individual or business more than the publicity professional who can create an image that turns an unknown individual or little-known company into a household word.
In 2013, we began work with the production team of the new IMAX 3D film, Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures working on the first global screening in London at the British Film Institute, IMAX cinema. The film stars renowned actor, Max von Sydow, who has been in countless films and received numerous awards over the years. Few actors have had such an esteemed and historical career. French-Canadian actress, Laurence Leboeuf, and Serge Houde most recognized for his starring role in the Emmy-nominated TV series, The Kennedy's play opposite Max von Sydow.
In 2012, we began working with Penthouse to secure new locations for their clubs both outside and inside the U.S.; and, to help secure the foreign rights to publishing the magazine around the world.
In 2012, working directly with the producers of the show, we successfully secured funding for Tony n' Tina's Wedding to move from Planet Hollywood to Bally's. They continue to celebrate their success in the upstairs showroom.
In 2011, Kaya has worked with Tony Award winning Producers of playright, Neil LaBute's New York show, Fat Pig, acclaimed as one of the top new plays working to open on Broadway at the newly remodeled Belasco Theatre. Talent included A-list star power of comedian, Dane Cook along with Broadway veterans Emmy-award winner, Josh Hamilton, one of the “most talented actresses in Hollywood” (NYT), Julia Stiles, and rising new star, Heather Jane Rolff.
She began work in 2011 with Fiore Films, producers of the infamous Gotti film In the Shadow of My Father, starring John Travolta, Al Pacino, Ben Foster, Kelly Preston, Chazz Palminteri, and (yet to be confirmed) Lindsay Lohan. Now backed by billionaire, Ted Field, filming is scheduled to begin at an undisclosed location in New York City; directed by Barry Levinson, with screenplay by Leo Rossi and James Toback. This is one of the most controversial films tentatively scheduled for release in 2013.
She has also been working with the Rick Thomas Magic & Tigers show based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is currently running at the Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood for the summer season and will move to the Riviera Hotel in September. Rick was honored as Magician of the Year by his peers at the Academy of Magical Arts, voted Stage Magician of the Year, televised on the World Magic Awards, appeared on two NBC Special's - World's Greatest Magic, starred in his own ABC Special - The Magic of Rick Thomas, and toured 30 countries.
As a leading industry media professional, Kaya Morgan remains a highly-respected, contributing freelance journalist with over 160 articles and 13 cover stories, nationally and internationally to her credit. One of her top 2010 international projects included the 360 World Record, "Aviation Story of the Decade." Click the 360 logo to read the press release, or click the photo to read the story.
We are currently working on the Skyglobe Clhallenge, a high profile, worldwide air race scheduled for 2014. Watch for more details to come.
Her 2010 project, working with the Playboy Corporation, licensed rights to the Playboy 50th Anniversay celebration with 50 parties in 50 cities worldwide. Click the "bunnies" photo to link and download the brochure of their 50th Anniversary celebration.
Also in 2010, we were an Executive Producer on America United, a charitable foundation supporting our troops with a Bob Hope — USO type show. The premiere show aired on ABC and sponsored by USAA with 4 million viewers for the benefit of our troops and military charities, and was supported by a host of A-list celebrities including Janet Jackson, Jessica Simpson, ZZ Top, Toby Keith, Clint Black, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, and comedians Kathy Griffin, Carlos Mencia and many more plus the Air Force Thunderbirds as part of the show! Morgan has worked directly with sponsors and celebrities involved in the project.
Watch for the new website www.InsiderInterviews.net coming soon!
Having worked in the media industry most of her adult life, Morgan began her career with a lucrative modeling offer from the Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan. This led to a highly successful fashion career combined with extensive travel throughout the Orient, Europe and the South Pacific. By the late 1970s, she had honed her entrepreneurial skills by creating several successful import/export ventures before launching a creative writing business based in the San Francisco area.
After moving to Hawaii in the 1980s, Morgan embarked upon a distinguished career in the publishing industry spanning almost 20 years as a world-class publisher with over 12 premiere magazines to her credit. From innovative advertising supported specialty magazines, she soon expanded the business to books with the 224-page, hardcover, hotel in-room guidebook, The HawaiiGuide, featuring Tom Selleck. During her tenure as the official publisher for the PGA in Hawaii, she also created a comprehensive, full-color, 242-page, coffee table book, the celebrated Hawaii Guide to Golf showcasing both private and public courses throughout the islands. Under Morgan's direction, its pre-publication sales campaign garnered over one-quarter million dollars in revenue.
From 1990 to 1997, Morgan founded and was publisher of Island Home, a high-quality, glossy, 200-page, affluent lifestyle magazine that showcased the architecture and interior design of multimillion dollar homes of the rich and famous, world-class resorts and exciting travel destinations from around the globe.
By 1993, Island Home had received New Yorks esteemed "Magazine Publishing Excellence Award" as the best "Home" magazine in the nation, as well as the coveted "Media Award" from the American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.). Annually, she also published the 204-page, Island Home Sourcebook showcasing architects, interior designers and design resources, the Hawaii Business Guide, the Relocation Guide as well as numerous custom publishing projects.
As publisher, Morgan was responsible for the creative direction of all sales scripts, media kits, advertorials, mass mailings, cover letters and all collateral print material used in the pre-publication sales campaigns, as well as overseeing the productivity of the sales team. She personally brought in millions of dollars annually in ad revenue building the company to the top in the state.
As the creative director on many successful marketing strategies and advertising campaigns, Morgan's prestigious clientele has included Armani, Versace, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Christian Dior, Hermes Paris, Loewe, Cartier, Chanel, Tiffany, Escada, Celine, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Frette, Louis Vuitton, Adrienne Vittadini, Jaeger, Mondi, St. John, Gap, Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Waterford Wedgwood, Seabourn Cruise Line, Halekulani, Mony Financial and Benetti of Italy, luxury yachts.
Still extremely well connected in the publishing industry, Morgan continues to freelance and consult for some of the most elite, affluent lifestyle magazines in America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and China including Millionaire, Millionaire Homes, Millionaire Auto, Wine & Dine, Tycoon, Ritz-Carlton, MGM's M Lifestyle, Trump Style, Stratos, Palm Springs Life, 944, St. Charles, UMM (Canada), and Fortune - China Edition. Her articles feature travel, interior design, dining and art with a special focus on philanthropist, high-net worth individuals, celebrity and athlete profiles, new film and music releases and Las Vegas entertainment and events. See a selection of her favorite articles below, or click the Trump or Branson photo for an immediate link.
Morgan also occasionally produces a segment on the Business of Success, national talk-radio show that airs Sunday mornings live from high atop the Las Vegas Stratosphere Hotel at 9:00-11:00 A.M. PST. This can be heard live on the Internet at BusinessTalkRadio.net or you can find your local affiliate station on that web site. She works as the publicist and fund raises for the Opus Society, friends of Opera Las Vegas, and does pro-bono work for the highly-recognized Dream Foundation. Watch for her groundbreaking, biographical new book exposing conspiracy, political corruption, judicial impropriety and corporate cover-ups in a landmark investigative story of epic proportions.
Since the late 1980s, Morgan was one of the original sponsors and still occasionally fundraises for the highly acclaimed Celebrity Sports Invitational (CSI) charities produced by Marjoe Gortner, which takes place three times a year rotating through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Hawaii and Alaska. These events have raised millions of dollars for a host of charities including the Kora National Reserve in northeastern Kenya, the Marine Parks of Montego Bay and Negril, the American Oceans Campaign, Cure Autism Now (CAN), the Dream Foundation, Mothers Touch/Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, United Cerebral Palsy, Project Eco-School, the United States Olympic Committee, LightHawk-The Environmental Air Force, the American Paralysis Association, the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industries and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The events are seen by 120 million viewers on the Fox Sports network as well as coverage on CNN - Entertainment This Week and the Hollywood Minute, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, Fashion Television, HBO World Entertainment Report, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, the Movietime Channel, and the international Sky Channel.
Morgan's efforts on behalf of CSI's charity events have garnered her much goodwill and acknowledgement. Celebrity cohorts attending these events have included Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Kevin Costner, Alec Baldwin, Roger Moore, Paul Newman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Fran Drescher, Jane Seymour, Rene Russo, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charlton Heston, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Andie MacDowell, Patti Hearst, Peter Fonda, Michael York, Lou Gosset, Jr., Brit Ekland, Robert Culp, Christopher Reeve, Timothy Busfield, Eileen Davidson, Kim Cattrall, Brooke Shields, Pia Zadora, James Caan, Buzz Aldrin, Willie Gault, Ed Marinaro, Derek Bell, Tim Daly, Bruce Jenner, Dan Jansen, Al Joiner, Ashok Amritraj, Chris Evert-Mill, James Keach, Kris Kristofferson, Martin Landau, the Nevelle Brothers, Cliff Robertson, Jay Thomas, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Jamal Warner, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Carl Lewis, Matt Biondi, Barry Bostwick, Dan Fogelberg, Kathy Mattea, Marlee Matlin, Julianne Phillips, Alan Thicke, Kim Karnes, Ned Beatty, Bruce Davidson, Dennis Hopper, Cheryl Ladd, Lee Majors, Leslie Nielsen, Michelle Phillips, Tom Selleck, Cheech Marin, Stephen Stills, Richard Benjamin, William Shatner, George Schlatter, John Lithgow, Jenna Elfman, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Wolfgang Puck, Muhammad Ali and Robin Leach as well as producers, directors and many others in the entertainment industry too numerous to mention.
Fellow CSI sponsors she has also worked closely with over the years include American Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, Mexicana Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Ray-Ban, Mouton Cadet, House of Harry Winston, Rolex, Raymond Weil, Bogner, Christian Lacroix, Suncruz, Mary Green, DKNY, Polo Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Greg Norman Collection, Davidoff of Geneva, Bogner, TagHeuer, Hawaiian Tropic, Hummer, SeaDoo, Lexus, Jeep, General Motors, Yamaha, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Ellesse, Lacoste, Adidas, Murray Merkley, Reebok, Fischer, Patron Tequila, Captain Morgan Rum, The House of Seagram, Federal Express, VISA, and the William Morris Agency with many owners and top executives in attendance.
Morgan is a detail-oriented, multitalented professional clearly having the personal contacts and experience necessary to successfully complete any assignment or project. She has the ability to produce press and news releases, profiles or in-depth interviews on schedule.
Now calling Las Vegas home, she has expanded her contact base to include well-known entertainers and celebrities who frequently perform there, as well as owners and executives of Nevada's highest ranking companies, hotels and shows, real estate and resort developers along with an elite group of America's wealthiest families and some of the top-ranking entrepreneurs in the world!
Need publicity, media coverage or a feature story to help promote your business? Using an experienced publicist committed to increasing your customer and revenue base could be the best decision you will ever make.
As a top level marketing expert, Kaya Morgan, has developed the media contacts to affordably reach millions of consumers in any market segment. No one has the ability to nurture and shape a business more than the publicist who creates an image that turns a little known company into a household word.
For information on our most recent event, Citywealth Top 100 Wealth Advisors held in Bel Air, December 2007, with Kaya Morgan as the U.S. Executive Producer, click the link for details.
To read the United Kingdom wealth advisors publication interview with Kaya Morgan click: London-based "City Wealth" Interviews Kaya Morgan
Or, to receive more informatin on the once-in-a-lifetime Invitation to Dinner at Kensington Palace courtesy of The People's Princess Charitable Foundation, Inc., click the link for details.
For business funding, or guaranteed ways to improve your cash flow, visit our parent company, www.IslandConnections.com, or contact us at the number below.
Kaya Morgan continues the pursuit of her literary passion as a contributing freelance writer. She relies on her close personal connections with the rich and famous to consistently showcase some of the best "insider" stories. To read a selection of her published works for affluent lifestyle magazines, click the links below.
Other published interviews and articles soon to be available on this page include Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Kidman, Celine Dion, Sylvestor Stallone, Laila Ali, Martha Stewart, The Wrigley's, Google's Larry Page & Sergey Brin, George Lucas, Maloof Family, Casino Mogul - Steve Wynn, Wolfgang Puck, World Champion auto racer - Michael Schumacher, Top Biotech Executive - Tina Nova, International Hair Products Mogul - John Paul DeJoria, Wynn Resort, Amangani - Jackson Hole, Trinity Yachts with many more scheduled to come.
Watch for the new website launch www.InsiderInterviews.net coming soon !
To read the United Kingdom wealth advisors publication interview with Kaya Morgan: London-based City Wealth interviews Kaya Morgan
The Rich & Famous Celebrities, Athletes & Entrepreneurs:
Donald Trump - Playing the Trump Card (Cover Story)
Beyonce - Renaissance Woman & Certified Superstar (Cover Story)
Angelina Jolie - On Movies & Motherhood (Cover Story)
The Eagles - Life Beyond the Fast Lane(Cover Story)
Sean Combs - Branding of a Star
Cher - The Wide Wonderful World of
Sting - Still at the Top of His Career
Jeff Bezos - King of Cybercommerce
Scott Blum - One of the World's Greatest Internet Retailers
Richard Branson - His Unique Competitive Edge
Fred Smith - Federal Express Renegade
Guy Laliberte - Billionaire Circus Impresario
Jeff Zucker - NBC's Superstar Entertainment Chief
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Hollywood's Perfect Leading Lady
Dwayne Johnson - Transforming the Rock
Demi Moore - Back on Top of Hollywood's A-List
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Real Life Action Hero
Lisa Marie Presley - An Original American Princess
Faith Hill - Country Music's Top Female Performer
Leonardo DiCaprio - One of Hollywood's Hottest Stars
Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey & Celine Dion - Highest Paid Entertainers
Anna Kournikova - Russian Tennis Diva
Michael Andretti - Racing's Top Driver & Successful Entrepreneur
Oscar De La Hoya - Boxing's Multitalented Golden Boy
Derek Jeter - The Yankee's Most Valuable Player
Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods & Andre Agassi - Top Athletes
Wayne Gretzky - Hockey's Greatest Player
John Paul DeJoria - A True Global Citizen
John Paul DeJoria - Head of the World's Fastest Growing Hair Products
Benny Shabtai - Raymond Weil's Magical King
Ron Rice - Hawaiian Tropic's Suntan King
Ralph Lauren, Michael Dell & Kirk Kerkorian - Billionaires
Hearst, Getty & Rockefeller - Family Fortunes
The Morgans - An American Family of Financiers
The Vanderbilt Legacy
Glenn Myles - Wall Street Tycoon
Angus Mitchell - First Family of Hair
Michele Rogers Berk - Hollywood Producer With A Twist
Steven Cheroske - Designer Extraordinaire
Richard Lukaj - Wizard of Wall Street
William Clark - Scottsdale's Polo Afficionado
360 Degrees - Aviation Story of the Decade
Richard Branson's Private Retreat - Necker Island
Dallas' Adolphus Hotel & The French Room
Amangani - Majestic Jackson Hole
Turtle Island - Romantic Ecotourism Hot Spot of the South Pacific
Ulusaba - South Africa's Ultimate Luxury Safari
Fiji - Barefoot Elegance In Vatulele
Musha Cay - Luxury Bahamian Island Retreat
Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort - Tuscon's Architectural Masterpiece
Four Seasons Resort - The Brightest Star on Palm Beach
Inn At Little Washington - A National Treasure
Bel-Air's Historic Hotel & Restaurant
The Fairmont Scottsdale - A True "Princess"
Private Villas & Luxury Estates:
Frank Sinatra - Beverly Hills Legendary Hideaway (Cover Story)
Peter Guber's Aspen Mountain Estate (Cover Story)
Harry Winston - Famed Jeweler's Scarsdale Estate (Cover Story)
Robin Leach Realizes A Dream - Luxury Antigua Estate (Cover Story)
Paul Hogan - Crocodile Dundee's Down Under Plantation (Cover Story)
William Holden's Santa Monica Penthouse
Caribbean Treasure - Cayman Islands' Great House
Hollywood Producer's Palatial Hawaiian Estate - Hi'ilani
Oscar Hammerstein Estate - Montego Bay
Paradise Point - Oceanside Villa In St. Croix
Bluefields Bay - Jamaican Old World Ambiance
Anthony Quinn - Tribute to A Master
George Sumner - Environmental Impressionist
Alfred Rogoway - Celebration of An American Artist
Great Chefs & Top Restaurants:
Alain Ducasse - World Renowned Atelier of Gastronomy (Cover Story)
Charlie Palmer - The "Godfather" of Restauranteurs (Cover Story)
21 Club - Manhattan's Prestigious Landmark (Cover Story)
Fleur De Lys - San Francisco's French Haute Cuisine
The French Room - Dallas' Adolphus Hotel
Thomas Henkelmann - Greenwich's Best Kept Secret
The Ventana Room - Tuscon's Ventana Canyon Resort
Bel-Air's Historic Hotel & Restaurant
Muriel's - Palm Springs Hot Spot
Tru - The Windy City's Top Pick
Marquesa - Arizona's Highest Rated Restaurant
Festive Holiday Table Settings - Designs For Home Entertainment (Cover Story)
Exquisite Silver - Precious Handcrafted Sterling
The Wine Connoisseur - A Primer For Non-Afficionados
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