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  • Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) Starts FMGE Coaching Classes Following Remarkable Result in 2021

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    Best FMGE Coaching Institute in India, Call for more information 1800 833 7707

    Best FMGE Coaching Institute in India

    Leading Faculties @ Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) for FMGE Coaching, Call for more information 1800 833 7707

    Top FMGE Coaching Institute in India

    Meet our Prominent Faculties @ Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA), Call for more information 1800 833 7707

    Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) Starts FMGE Coaching Classes Following Remarkable Result in 2021! Call for more information 1800 833 7707

    Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) has outshined everyone by ceaselessly delivering the best results in FMGE over the years than any other institute in India.”
    — Dr. David K Pillai, Chairman
    CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA, January 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After the outstanding FMGE result in December 2021, Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) starts their FMGE coaching classes for the next batch. The institute will be conducting live classroom sessions as well as online classes for students. They have also prepared to extend one-on-one training programmes for tomorrow’s doctors and healthcare specialists.

    Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) has recently become India’s no. 1 achiever in the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) with exceptional results, evidencing their proficiency once again. This compulsory exam, conducted by National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), grants the much-needed license to Indian medical students with a foreign degree for practicing medicine in India.

    Dr. David K Pillai, the chairman of the institute, informed, “Our institute is the principal associate of Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) in Philippines. KIMA, one of the prominent institutions in India, has secured a pass percentage of 91.4% in FMGE 2021 whereas the same in all of India is close to 23.3%.”

    Being one of the toughest exams in the country, Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) requires additional and personalised guidance from mentors. Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) offers benefits like integrated technology, strategic curriculum, well-researched study materials and experienced faculties including Dr. Deepak Marwah (Internal Medicine), Dr. Siraj Ahmad (Pharmacology) Dr. Shrikant Verma (Anatomy), Dr. Yusuf (Orthopaedics), Dr. Shivani Jain (Ophthalmology), Dr. Vijay Gupta (Physiology) and others.

    As shared by the chairman, Dr. David K Pillai, “Our prominent and experienced faculties will conduct aptitude and mock tests regularly to enhance the efficiency of students and provide them with hands-on experience. FMG Students will also learn effective time management, get exposure to essential questions and gain accuracy and speed, which are the most important factors.”

    Apart from the above, Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) will provide updated study materials and make FMG students solve simple to complex assignments with short-cut solutions and tricks for the best quality preparation. This all-inclusive training programme is designed to help them in practicing for the next examination and securing high scores.

    FMG Students enrolling for this FMGE coaching will get to avail doubt clearing session, performance analysis, revision on high-yield topics, offline classes with interactive review and more. They will be mentored comprehensively to acquire additional skillset apart from their MBBS degree for qualifying in this computer based licensure test.

    Besides the above-said, the institute ensures the best amenities to its students including AC classrooms, in-campus food and accommodation, friendly staff, highly equipped study halls with individual cabins and 24x7 support.

    According to the Chairman, Dr. David K Pillai, “Every year, our institute helps more than 90% of the students from India to get admission in Davao Medical School Foundation, Philippines and other reputed colleges in the Philippines for medical studies. We also bring the best FMGE coaching for foreign graduated students in India.”

    This time as well, Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) strives to prepare the best batch who will come out with flying colours in the next Foreign Medical Graduates Examination.

    About Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA)
    Established in 1999, Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) is a renowned institute in India and the primary associate of Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) in Philippines. They open doors of opportunities for aspirants to study medicine abroad and practice successfully in India. They also offer the most holistic education to medical students for cracking exams and developing additional skillsets for their professional careers. KIMA comes with facilities like advanced lab equipment, latest safety installations, wireless-enabled classrooms, audio-visual enhancements, fire hazard proofing, etc. Over the years, the medical training institute has become the preferred choice not only for their unbeatable results but also for their affordable courses to make dreams come true.

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  • GLOBAL LANGUAGE MONITOR (GLM) Names the Numerals the Top Words of the Year 2021 for Global English

    Global Language Monitor

    Global Language Monitor

    Paul JJ Payack Has Been Using the Latest Technology to Monitor Global English Since 1999

    Paul JJ Payack Has Been Using the Latest Technology to Monitor Global English Since 1999

    Payack Chose the Top Global English Words of the Decade for the BBC

    Payack Chose the Top Global English Words of the Decade for the BBC

    Covid-19 dominated the news in 2021, however, It’s the accompanying numbers that lift the numerals to the lofty position of Word of the Year for 2021 (#WOTY).

    Covid-19 has dominated the news in 2021 but It’s the numerals that accompany every story, in any language, in any medium that lift the numerals to the lofty position of Word of the Year (#WOTY).”
    — Paul JJ Payack, President and Chief Word Analyst of GLM.
    AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "The Global Language Monitor has named 'the Numerals' the Top Words of the Year for 2021 for Global English (#WOTY). This is the first and only Word of the Year effort for Global English," said Paul JJ Payack, founding President of the Global Language Monitor.

    The Covid-19 Pandemic has dominated the news in 2021 as it had in 2020. However, It’s the numbers that accompany every story, in any language, at any time, in any medium that lift the numerals to the lofty position of Word of the Year (#WOTY).

    There are billions of permutations of the basic ten numerals And no mention of Covid-19 is complete without a full run-down of the relevant stats, e.g. cases, deaths, vaccines administered, changes per day, week, month, year, totals, etc,

    The Heart emoji was the Top Word of 2014 the first time a symbol took the honor.

    Next Big Numbers for 2022:

    US:  1,000,000 Covid Deaths

    World:  5,500,000 Covid Deaths

    The Top Words of the Year 2021 for Global English follow.

    1.     The Numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0) – Every time Covid (or one of its variants) is mentioned, it is surrounded by three to five numbers. Covid-19 currently has about 4 billion citations on Google, which are accompanied by tens of billions of supporting numbers.

    2.    Covid-19 – Word of the Year in 2020, could be the word of the year in 2022? Perhaps for the decade? Perhaps the 21st century?

    3.    Wokeness – The state of being awakened to the social distresses found amongst us.  Though this appears to occur for every generation it is used by politicians as a never-before-witnessed phenomenon.  Favored by Progressives.

    4.    Variant – The longer the coronavirus persists, the more variations will emerge.  Remember the great plague in London in 1666?  It was merely a replay of the bubonic plague of the mid-1300s. And the Hong KongFlu?  A replay of the Spanish Flu of the World War 1 era.

    5.    The Pronouns – People have been attempting to re-define their language for their own political purposes, at least since the French Revolution.  The Marxists expanded the practice in the early 20th c., right comrade?  The practice increased during the Sexual Revolution (Ms., etc.) and continues to grow during the recent ‘racial reckoning'.  Today, the Woke among us are attempting to use personal “woke pronouns” to help define their sexual orientation (and yours).

    Here is a list of gender-neutral pronouns:

    He/She -- Zie, Sie, Ey, Ve, Tey, E
    Him/Her -- Zim, Sie, Em, Ver, Ter, Em
    His/Her -- Zir, Hir, Eir, Vis, Tem, Eir
    His/Hers -- Zis, Hirs, Eirs, Vers, Ters, Eirs
    Himself/Herself --Zieself, Hirself, Eirself, Verself, Terself, Emself6.    

    6. “Flatten the Curve.” – Don’t hear too much discussion about ‘Flattening the Curve” nowadays.

    7. Supply Chain – You knew the global economy was linked in ways never before imagined.  Now you KNOW it.

    8.   Cancel Culture – A movement to negate whatever political facts you find inconvenient.  Particularly strong on college campuses.

    9.   Latinx – Gender-neutral version for people of Hispanic heritage, formerly Latino and Latina.    I am planning to refer to myself henceforward as HUMANX.

    10.  D Variant – Another Covid-19 variant

    11.  Omicrom – Yet another Covid variant.  This can go on for decades (see above).

    12.  Coronavirus – Human coronavirus was first identified in the mid-1960s. Unfortunately, Covid-19 will be far from the last encounter.

    13.  Joe Biden – 46th and current President of the United States.  Biden has about one-half the number of citations as his predecessor.

    14.  Donald Trump – 45th president of the United States.  Trump has twice as many current citations as his successor, Joe Biden.

    15.  Tokyo Olympics – The 2021, née 2020 Olympics were a modest disappointment, nevertheless, a major achievement to have taken place in the midst of a raging worldwide pandemic

    16.  Lockdown – At the end of the various national lockdowns; many felt like they had been locked up.

    17.  WHO – The World Health Organization, whose charter requires it to help “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”.

    18.  Global Warming – ‘Climate Change’ and/or ‘Global Warming’ have ranked near the top of this list for the entire century,. Keen observers of Earth Sciences observe that as recently a 25,000 BCE, the Paleo-Indians were crossing the Bering Land Bridge into the Americas. This means the oceans were some 300 meters lower than today's level.

    19. January 6 Event at the U.S. Capitol Building according to Global Citations 1) Attack, 2) Uprising, 3} Insurrection.

    20.  Vaccine – Operation Warp Speed has begotten a number of vaccines with others, no doubt, to follow.

    21.  Afghanistan – The fall and unseemly retreat from Afghanistan cast a pall over an already somber year.

    Global Language Monitor began recording the Top Words of the year in 2000 to document the history of the 21st Century through the English language, the world’s first truly global language. The words are culled throughout the English-speaking world, which as of January 2021 ranks more than 3.18 billion speakers.

    Global Language Monitor employs its NarrativeTracker technologies for global internet and social media analysis. NarrativeTracker is based on global discourse, providing areal-time, accurate picture about any topic, at any point in time.nNarrativeTracker analyzes the internet, blogosphere, and the top 300,000 print and electronic global media as well as new social media sources as they emerge. In addition, the Global Language Monitor also tracks the Top Words, Phrases, and Names of the 21st Century. 

    About Global Language Monitor

    Based in Austin, Texas, the Global Language Monitor collectively documents, analyzes, and tracks trends in Global English, the world's first truly global language The company is known for its Word of the Year, political analysis, college and university rankings, high-tech buzzwords, and media analytics. For more information, visit Languagemonitor.com. the

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  • PlayTreks named a Key-Player in the Global Music NFT market

    the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks NFT Marketplace

    the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks NFT Marketplace

    NFT minting made easy with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    NFT minting made easy with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    Create Non-Funglible Tokens with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    Create Non-Funglible Tokens with the PlayGrounds by PlayTreks

    PlayTreks named a Key-Player in the Global Music NFT market

    PlayTreks (TREKS:TREKS)

    We believe that the HTF report shows we are on the right strategic path to serve our clients and the industry.””
    — Anjo De Heus
    HASSELT, BE-VLI, BELGIUM, December 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PlayTreks, the All-In-One platform for the music industry, was named a key player in the Global Music NFT market report researched by HTF Market Intelligence


    The majority of key players are focussing on securing a leading market in the music industry, as PlayTreks is doing with its NFT marketplace, The PlayGrounds. Other key players include OpenSea, Nifty Gateway, and Rarible among a few others.


    PlayTreks, an innovative company applying artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to make artists and record labels meet the growing demand for transparency and new ways of monetizing music, today announced that it has been named a key player in the Global Music NFT market by HTF Market Intelligence.


    PlayTreks NFT PlayGrounds marketplace was recognized because of its readiness, global coverage, and completeness, and was researched based on primary and secondary research, white paper, publications, website, world bank statistics, and HTF market intelligence.


    The music industry has been inextricably linked to technology since the discovery of sound recording in 1877. Technological innovations have influenced how music is made, played, saved, distributed, and enjoyed. This is from the first discs to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music from the birth of record changing to the rise of modern electronic sound.


    The rise of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, is a developing trend in the music industry. NFT transactions enable audiences to bid on one-of-a-kind content from their favorite artists in auctions. These tokens, as well as the transactions that entail them, currently empower the artists who sell them. Only time will tell if NFTs are here to stay, as they are brand-new breakthroughs. An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a one-of-a-kind digital asset held on the blockchain.


    For record labels, publishers, and their lawyers, licensing and transferring ownership of music is now a pretty complex process, and manually clearing samples for usage or transferring rights can even postpone the release of the music. However, with efficient and secure document transfer, NFT makes licensing and transferring music as simple and quick as shopping online.


    “We are honored to be recognized by HTF Market Intelligence as a key player in the global music NFT market,” said Anjo De Heus, CEO of PlayTreks. We’re continuing to build our comprehensive platform for music management and execution to serve as the engine that drives commerce for our clients. Music Data is essential to the blockchain platform for NFTs, and that's what sets us apart. We believe that the HTF report shows we are on the right strategic path to serve our clients and the industry.”


    This is the first time that PlayTreks has been named a key player in the global music NFT market as they only went live with the All-In-One platform in April of 2021 and the market for music NFT's is relatively new.


    The power of the PlayTreks platform is its completeness with services such as music distribution to traditional streaming platforms and blockchain-based NFT marketplaces, radio airplay monitoring, music rights copyright control, and driven by lots of data so artists always have a 360-degree view on music performance.

    HTF Market Intelligence is a registered trademark of HTF Market Intelligence, and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.


    About PlayTreks and the PlayGrounds NFT Marketplace:

    Playtreks is an ALL-IN-ONE platform, serving artists, record labels, artist managers, composers, songwriters, and all those who wish to stay in control over their creations. With the platform, we collect and correlate metadata, and users can then analyze the data in a powerful dashboard using artificial intelligence. Data being presented is derived from streaming, social media, and content sharing platforms as well as from our global radio airplay monitoring. An intelligently driven marketing SaaS platform for the music industry which allows for distribution to traditional streaming and block-chain based streaming platforms, providing full transparency about the retail performance of content sold on a variety of digital streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, social media, content sharing platforms and includes a powerful feature turning content into NFT aka Non-Fungible Token to establish Digital Proof of Ownership of creation, whether this creation is music, a document or a file. The PlayGrounds blockchain-based marketplace gives an additional outlet to creators, where creatives can monetize exclusive content and earn significantly more.

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  • Bhutan Kings: Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates

    World Happiness Awards

    World Happiness Awards

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    There are incredible public policy developments happening at all levels of governance and we want to say thank you.

    Systemic change happens through Public Policy as it can determine social happiness and well-being for long periods of time. ”
    — Luis Gallardo, Founder & President - World Happiness Foundation
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Both the Kings His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck are the inspiration for the present times and times to come. We are blessed and delighted to honor them as World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates in Policy Making.

    Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

    When a young Crown Prince running at 17 years of age became the King of Bhutan in 1972, one of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s first and ever-lasting initiatives to bring happiness and wellbeing to his citizens was through the principles of Gross National Happiness, which he propounded was more important than Gross National Product. This concept questioned the conventional economic measurement system that GDP alone could not bring happiness and well-being to citizens.

    Although still a teenage monarch, His Majesty was wise beyond his years. He firmly believed that happiness was a valid indicator and a sign of progressive development for his country. He also believed in the legitimacy of public participation in defining Bhutan’s development goals. He brought the nation to a democracy without making the citizens realize it.

    The concept re-counts Bhutan’s ancient legal code of 1629 given by Zhabdrung whose embodiment is His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck that states ‘if the government cannot create happiness for its people, then there is no purpose for that government to exist.’ The code notes that Bhutanese laws must promote happiness for all sentient beings. For the King, the focus was never just the economic progress of his country but creating a flourishing human society living in harmony with its environment.

    Today, plentiful research shows that wealth alone doesn’t contribute to happiness and life satisfaction. The Gross National Happiness index measures the quality of its development holistically, believing that the positive development of human society happens when material and spiritual growth occurs alongside each other. That is why this small Himalayan country is considered a living example of sparking the debate on human development.

    Four decades later, Bhutan, now a democratic country, still ensures the inclusion and continuity of GNH values as enshrined in its Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. As a public policy, the GNH development framework is supported by four pillars:

    Sustainable and equitable socio-economic development
    Conservation of the environment
    Preservation and promotion of culture
    Good governance

    An overarching objective within these pillars is eradicating poverty without any compromise with nature.

    His Majesty made sure to teach his son, the present King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the same values so he could continue leading the country according to the most important gauging legacy – the happiness. GNH has been further enhanced and signified by the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as ‘Development with values bridging with kindness, equity, and humanity'.

    Acclaimed as ‘the people’s king,’ His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has already won over hearts worldwide. He is a gentle, compassionate, and kind monarch who expanded a royal welfare system that helps the rural poor.

    He started his reign with the democratization of his country. He traveled and continues to visit all parts of the country mainly on foot, talking to people from all walks of life understanding their problems, and helping them through his government to come out with measures and policies to overcome their issues. He is engaged with young people about the importance of higher standards in education, business, and servicing. He signed the abolishment of anti-homosexuality laws and launched the National Cadastral Resurvey to resolve issues of excess land. He also established the Rehabilitation Project, which focuses on improving the lives of people who live in remote or difficult areas.

    According to the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, every generation must interpret GNH in their own way because of the changes of time and environment that they would live in. He believes that a vibrant economy propelled by the right kind of technology and educated civilization is the very foundation on which national happiness can be built.

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  • iPhone® 11 Pro Max® Final Cut Pro® and Apple MacBook Pro® Used to Make Academy Awards® Qualifying Film

      Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Stop Normalizing Murder Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin Stop Normalizing Murder

    Denise Friday, Mother of Colby Friday, Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    Denise Friday Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    How Much Video Do You Need Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin How Much Video Do You Need

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of Fourteen Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of 14 Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Faizon Love says this is the most important film of our era

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, U.S.A., December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "Apple® has done more for Human Rights than any company in the world," said Michael Meyer, "The invention of the iPhone put power into the hands of every citizen and our film has made this a reality. Every film has the ability to spark conversations in America that are long overdue, conversations that might lead to lasting change."

    Omar Bradley, the producer of the film agrees, "When Apple® created the iPhone® it was the single most impactful change in society. They also created a seamless workflow to get the film through the editing process with Airdrop®, Final Cut Pro® and hardware that includes a MacBook Pro®. Omar is not just a filmmaker, he comes to filmmaking as the former Mayor of Compton and a former member of the City Council.

    Executive Producer Pierre Akinroluyo says, "Where we have been given so much, we must all be socially responsible. Apple® has put these powerful tools in our hands."

    "Millions of people took to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. We were simply among the protesters documenting what happened. We took no joy in being there and did not undertake to sway the narrative. Our film is an immersive experience of what actually happened during our time in Minnesota. We were in a dangerous situation as seen in the film and our low profile presence being recorded on an iPhone kept us safe," said film director Michael Douglas Carlin, "More importantly our film documents stories that family members tell about losing a loved one to police violence. These stories help audience members all experience the pain families feel." Michael Douglas Carlin is the director of the film. He comes to this having investigated corruption in Mexico (American Federale) and the Rampart Scandal (Chaos Merchants). His style of filmmaking is to let the story tell itself and Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is no exception.

    Faizon Love, a well known actor and comedian says, "Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma now boasts 14 film festival awards with the inclusion of the latest award from the Culver City Film Festival of Audience Choice Best Documentary. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studios and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words”
    “Sabaya”
    “Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”
    “Simple as Water”
    “Sisters on Track”
    “So Late So Soon”
    “The Sparks Brothers”
    “Speer Goes to Hollywood”
    “Storm Lake”
    “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Steet”
    “Summer Nights”
    “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
    “Tigre Gente”
    “Tina”
    “Torn”
    “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”
    “Truth to Power”
    “Try Harder!”
    “2020: The Dumpster Fire”
    “Two Gods”
    “Val”
    “The Velvet Queen”
    “The Velvet Underground”
    “Whirlybird”
    “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”
    “Wojnarowicz”
    “Writing with Fire”
    “Wuhan Wuhan”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 14 film festival awards including the current win of Audience Award Best Documentary at the Culver City Film Festival, added to other awards that include Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival.

    MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge and Bradley was unseated again by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance with Apache Tribe

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of Fourteen Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of 14 Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

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    The Most Important Film of Our Era - Faizon Love

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the Most Important Film of Our Era - Faizon Love

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era - Faizon Love

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, USA, December 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Award Winning Film, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores another victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance withChihene Nde Apache Tribe in New Mexico.

    Descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers were on hand to meet with Knifewing Segura, representative of the ChiheneApache Tribe at an afterparty for the Culver City Film Festival held at the Marriott Hotel in Marina Del Rey. They all came to see, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma a film now in contention for an Academy Award® in the Documentary Category of the Academy.

    The film’s content led to the conversation that sparked an historical reconciliation of men that for generations were sworn enemies that instantly became fast friends. Knifewing agreed to forge an economic alliance with the men by building a replica of South Central Neighborhoods on his Gallup New Mexico property to be used in creating content meant for the Urban Markets.

    “So much rich content comes from America’s Inner Cities and South Central Los Angeles has been a central theme in hundreds of stories that need to be told,” said Award Winning Producer and former Mayor of Compton, Omar Bradley. “The sets in New Mexico will give us a controlled safe environment to reenact scenes that delve into these important stories.”

    “For many years the Buffalo Soldiers were used to eradicate our people,” said Knifewing “Now it is time for us to turn all of our swords into ploughshares to plant the next crop of meaningful entertainment. We are happy about our participation in creating Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma that will pave the way.”

    Buffalo Soldier Descendants and Native Americans now have forged an economic alliance to bring quality content to life. “New Mexico offers production incentives that can be used in tandem with other economic incentives that make film production more affordable,” said Minnesota Director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “When you look at the financial structures it just makes sense to film urban content in New Mexico.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma was filmed in the aftermath of the George Floyd Murder and has received 13 film festival awards. “There was huge support from Apache descendants in completing the film so it only makes sense that it is used as a catalyst to create these economic ties,” said Executive Producer, Michael Meyer, “We cooperated on this film and see a strong content driven path to keep the team together and expand it by creating a mini South Central on or near tribal lands.”

    Recently, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma won the audience choice best documentary at the Culver City Film Festival and now boasts 14 film festival awards. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studio and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Voting on the film by the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® begins today through the 15th. If the film garners enough support it will be included on the short list of 15 films to be announced on the 21st of December. Faizon Love said, “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, winner of 13 Film Festival Awards is now live in the Academy Screening Room for Oscar® consideration. Said film director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “we were in Minnesota when buildings were burning in a dangerous situation capturing the essence of the George Floyd Murder protests. Our Film sheds light on the issue of police violence as several families tell heartfelt stories detailing their loss of a family member.”

    At the event, Knifewing Segura said he understood the frustration with law enforcement having worked in their ranks for many years. He agreed that police and communities must sit at the table to sort out their differences instead to simply stripping funds from law enforcement organizations. “Much of what we are facing is due to budget cuts that eliminate valuable training,” said Knifewing. “We must make every dollar count by eliminating the drag on policing due to corrupt police officers. They need to find their way out of police departments.”

    Former Mayor of Compton and Producer of Minnesota agreed wholeheartedly. He is widely known as the mayor that stood up to corrupt police officers that stole evidence out of the Compton Evidence Locker. When he left Compton, the city had a $63 million dollar surplus and contracting with the sheriffs eliminated millions of dollars every year from the city budget. Bradley is looking forward to making films with the Apache Tribes as his alma mater is the Centennial High School Apache. “It simply feels like a homecoming to me.”

    “Knifewing and Bradley became fast friends at the event as they share so many interests,” said Carlin, “Knifewing came from a background in law enforcement to filmmaking and Bradley as the former Mayor of Compton was able to see film production through the eyes of his friend, Eazy-E. Now Bradley is a full-time filmmaker. Both men shared their stories with each other until late into the night.”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 13 film festival awards including Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth –

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge. Bradley was unseated by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Wins Audience Award Best Documentary at the Culver City Film Festival

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    Denise Friday, Mother of Colby Friday, Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    Denise Friday Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

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       Culver City Film Festival Audience Award Best Documentary Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Culver City Film Festival Audience Award Best Documentary Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma now boasts 14 film festival awards with the inclusion of this award from the Culver City Film Festival

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the Most Important Film of Our Era”
    — Faizon Love
    CULVER CITY, CA, USA, December 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma now boasts 14 film festival awards with the inclusion of this award from the Culver City Film Festival. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studio and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words”
    “Sabaya”
    “Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”
    “Simple as Water”
    “Sisters on Track”
    “So Late So Soon”
    “The Sparks Brothers”
    “Speer Goes to Hollywood”
    “Storm Lake”
    “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Steet”
    “Summer Nights”
    “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
    “Tigre Gente”
    “Tina”
    “Torn”
    “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”
    “Truth to Power”
    “Try Harder!”
    “2020: The Dumpster Fire”
    “Two Gods”
    “Val”
    “The Velvet Queen”
    “The Velvet Underground”
    “Whirlybird”
    “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”
    “Wojnarowicz”
    “Writing with Fire”
    “Wuhan Wuhan”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 14 film festival awards including the current win of Audience Award Best Documentary at the Culver City Film Festival, added to other awards that include Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival.

    MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge and Bradley was unseated again by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • A Romance-Thriller With Real Life Roots Writer Intends To Explore

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    Happy Holidays, from PF Felix

    Freeport

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    UK-Northumberland-Alnwick-Rennington Village

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    PF Felix’s May (2021) Romance-Thriller Has Real-Life Roots located in the United Kingdom, south of Scottland.

    “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.” & You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
    — ― Michelle Obama, Becoming
    BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Author PF Felix is having a big year in 2021, pandemic or not. The first book in her romance-thriller series, The Rennington Chronicles, came out in May. The Night Professor kicks off a series based around a real town of the same name in Alnwick, Northumberland, UK (NE66), which bears remarkable similarities to her fictional version. Things are not what they seem in the fictional Rennington Village and, as we progress, elements of the paranormal creep into the story. Felix pulls from real life for all of it, noting, “These tales fuse events and characters taken from a combination of actual situations or historical cases I've researched or witnessed firsthand.”

    A US citizen since 2004, Felix was born in Freeport, Bahamas. She has lived in The US for decades but is quick to point out that she has never been outside of those two home countries. She is now running a GoFundMe campaign to get to the real Rennington Village so she can adapt her writing with practical-anthropological research. But here's the part where coincidence meets fate: Felix did not even know Rennington was a real town of the same name in The UK until one of her new fans informed her of its existence.

    Felix says she needs, “to see the land; meet the locals and truly uncover how and why (portions of) my fictional story aligns so well with my newly discovered utopia.” Felix wants to understand the real Rennington better so she can improve the fictional Rennington in her novels. Her GoFundMe goal is $ 25,000 (USD).

    More than just a minority author, Felix says, “I'm a mother, an entrepreneur, and a certified geek... but I didn't realize till this fall that I'm possibly more than that.” It is clear that with her first published novel under her belt, Felix is ready for anything and hungry to live life to the fullest.

    As far as living life to the fullest, Felix doesn’t know any other way. Getting The Night Professor out was the culmination of a long struggle. As a union member-leader in the Bay Area (NorCal), and involved mother of three, Felix is living the immigrant American dream in some ways. But, she has been taking care of a critically ill spouse for years. Felix maintains her entire family with her entrepreneurial drive. And she wrote and put out the entire book while struggling with everything from finances and lacking job security to family health and her spouse’s immunocompromised state in the pandemic. In this way, her book may not be her biggest accomplishment. Her biggest accomplishment is how fiercely she has loved and protected her family and made great strides through a pandemic that has undone some of us.

    Happy Holidays!

    Co-written by: Vince Martellacci, Publicist

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  • The Justin Ptak Agency and San Pablo Motion Picture Studios Launch The Motion Picture Screenplay Prize

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    Educate, Entertain, Enlighten

    Writers Guild of America Signatory Agency and Studio-Supported Screenwriting Career Development Contest: TheMotionPictureScreenplayPrize.Com

    If you will it, it is no dream.”
    — Theodore Herzl
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Justin Ptak Agency (JPA), a signatory agency with the Writers Guild of America and the San Pablo Motion Picture Studios launched the most unique, and rewarding screenplay competition since Steinbeck bet F. Scott he could get his name up in lights on Sunset Blvd. before "Fitz" within a year.

    TheMotionPictureScreenplayPrize.Com is unlike any other script contest as it truly seeks out the best talent and is committed to rewarding and nurturing the prestigious winners with not only trinkets and toys, but a fulfilling career in Hauling Wood aka Hollywood. The development deal with the JPA and the SPMPS at the back-end is a first step to the winners name up in lights on the marquee as they see their story come to life on the Silver Screen.

    The Justin Ptak Agency is a boutique agency, among the first to sign the new WGA Code of Conduct, that focuses on not only educating, and entertaining, but also enlightening. The partnership with the San Pablo Motion Picture Studios, located in the Hollywood of the East, Jacksonville, Florida, before there even was a Hauling Wood, makes this prize stand out as a truly exciting and beneficial reward for any writer with a desire to finally see their stories told.

    CEO and studio executive, Justin Ptak, discussed the idea behind The Motion Screenplay Prize and its unique value: "The roots of the JPA go back to H.N. Swanson, a great mentor, and one of the greatest agents in all of Tinsel Town. Swanny was truly brilliant, he represented every legendary writer in New York who wanted to try their hand at the script trade from John Steinbeck to F. Scott Fitzgerald. We wan't to continue that tradition of the focus on the writer and nurture their talent to achieve the greatest success with the complete backing of a WGA Agency."

    Nick Varga, JPA Agent, and accomplished screenwriter in his own right, summarized The Motion Picture Screenplay Prize thusly: "The greatest thing about the MPSP is that it isn't a cookie cutter script contest like the rest, the rewards are tangible, and instead of just possibly going back to film school, you achieve a career in the film industry."

    The early entry deadline is Dec. 6th 2021 with the final late entry on Feb. 6th 2022 with the results to be announced coinciding with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science ceremony on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

    For more details on rewards, prizes, entry application, and the special vanguard independent spirit award in Honor of Charlie Kaufman visit
    https://TheMotionPictureScreenplayPrize.Com

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  • Thank-you comments to YouTube and Omita for the world's first YouTube Game “YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game”

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    Omita [ Omi Miyabina ]

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    Omita [ Omi Miyabina ]

    It is a hot topic in the news all over the world.

    ITABASHI-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, November 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After YouTuber Omita started the world's first “YouTube ice cream shop game” which viewers can actually play in November 2021, the site was featured on TV stations in the United States and became big news in Japan as well as around the world.

    The response was great. Many comments were received from all over the world in the YouTube comment section.

    In the comment section, the following remarks of praise have been posted.
    “I couldn't go out much because of the coronavirus. It's a lot of fun to be an ice cream shop clerk in this game. Many thanks to YouTube and Omita.”
    “My children are fascinated with the screen when I play the game, so it is very helpful.”
    “The clerks in the YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game are cool and cute.”
    “This game is really fashionable and amusing.”
    “Whoever thought up this game is a genius.”
    “Pure relaxation.”
    “This game is an ice cream sensation.”
    “It's amazing that people can think up a variety of interesting games like this.”

    The world's first YouTube game has become a hot topic in news and other media around the world. It has been well received because visitors actually feel like a male or female clerk working at an ice cream shop. They feel happy and very amused.

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  • PlayTreks releases blockchain-based copyright tool

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    PlayTreks digital certificate of ownership

    PlayTreks Copyright Control Certificate

    PlayTreks Copyright Control

    easy 1,2,3 process to mint your NFT and claim ownership with PlayTreks

    Meet the growing demand for content protection in the digital world. The all-in-one app announces the release of its latest module, Copyright Control.

    PlayTreks (TREKS:TREKS)

    We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be altered by anyone”
    — Luca Rushton
    HASSELT, BELGIUM, November 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PlayTreks, the ALL IN ONE app for the music industry, with powerful features such as music distribution to traditional streaming platforms and a blockchain-based marketplace, music performance analytics, and much more, officially launches its copyright control module.

    A logical next step for PlayTreks, as they recently released their blockchain-based marketplace and the launch of TREKS, the crypto token of PlayTreks.
    TREKS is a multipurpose token created to be used across the Playtreks platform for finance and utility purposes. TREKS can be used for subscriptions, earnings from royalties, copyright, fan participation, and more.

    With the Copyright Control module, PlayTreks take their All-In-One platform claim to the next level.

    As the name indicates, the Copyright Control module, which can be used stand-alone, or in the PlayTreks app, allows users to register ownership, which is stored in a blockchain smart contract. Registering original content means that copyright is retained by the creator and not assigned to a third party. The copyright is used to indicate that creation, like work/recording, is self-published. As digital media becomes the norm, blockchain technology like Playtreks's Copyright Control can help protect against unauthorized sharing and also help copyright owners audit their royalties.

    As NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are a hot topic in the music, art, and intellectual property domain at the moment, yet still somewhat confusing to the masses, it is clear that NFT's are here to stay because of the unbreakable smart contracts the ownership details are being stored in, as well as the reliance on blockchain technology, foundation of the PlayTreks Copyright Control module and its marketplace.

    The process of creating an NFT through the PlayTreks Copyright Control module is pretty straightforward, as the creator uploads their original content, which upon execution is "minted", resulting in a unique identifier. Through that unique identifier, the creator is assured the information is permanently part of the NFT. Our marketplace allows NFTs to be viewed within the user's collection, and when the creator sells or licenses their work, royalties may automatically be granted. The technology allows for easy tracking of transactions and other events.

    The PlayTreks Copyright Control module innovates the way how creators have registered their ownership to date. The traditional way of submitting content to performance rights organizations can now be handled by the creator minting their work and storing it on the blockchain. This allows the creator to make sure that their work, royalties, and income are in their hands and that no one can take these from them.

    PlayTreks’ CEO Anjo De Heus says: “We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be removed by anyone”. PlayTreks insures that any creator copyrighting their content can feel safe knowing that the app’s brand new copyright mechanism on the blockchain is controlling and protecting their works.

    With the copyright control function, PlayTreks aims to avoid issues concerning copyright ownership. By embedding the information on the blockchain, clarity is given on who the owner is, or owners for that matter. Having said that, PlayTreks encourage their users to copyright their creations accordingly, meaning that anyone involved must be registered.

    PlayTreks aim to eliminate copyright infringement. What does this mean? It means that any party that has the intention of making use of a copyrighted creation, unless prior approval is given, won’t be legally allowed to do so. Any intention of use and misuse and intention of monetizing will be detected as the information is securely stored on the blockchain. According to J.D. River Braun at Legalzoom, music, image, and text are the most common forms of copyright infringement.

    Once information is stored and secured on the blockchain, PlayTreks provides the copyright owner or owners, with a digital certificate of ownership.
    This comes to prove that proper use of data can solve a lot of illegal activities. It has been known that when copyrights are infringed, they take a lot of time to resolve. Now, PlayTreks solves that issue with blockchain-based Copyright Control.

    The PlayTreks Copyright Control module is available immediately and can be found at https://copyright.playtreks.com

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