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  • A Los Angeles Judge In A Controversial Decision Named Jesse Banerjee, the Administrator of the Chippendales Empire

    The Dancers That Changed The World

    Chippendales Club

    Redeeming His Father's Name and Legacy

    Steve Banerjee, Chippendales owner, was considered a crown prince of the feminist movement.”
    — Thomas Kennedy

    SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jesse Banerjee, the eldest son of the Chippendales creator, Steve Banerjee, has been on a mission to redeem his father’s name and legacy for over half of his life, which he recounts in his new book, Bowtie Legacy, available on Amazon. The book details the fraudulent scheme the perpetrators employed to takeover Chippendales, and the years of court battles he endured with his stepmother, Irene, and after her death, her sister Helen and her husband, an ex-FBI agent, in a never-ending struggle to gain his rightful inheritance.

    Recently, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge named Jesse Banerjee, the Administrator of the Banerjee Estate, which owns Chippendales. For the first time in more than two decades, the Banerjee Estate is in the hands of a person with Banerjee blood in their veins. But his fight isn’t over yet. Now, he has to find where they have hidden the treasure. Jesse has also regained the Publicity Rights, and is giving notice to all media outlets that he is the person to contact for consent to use Steve Banerjee's name and likeness.

    For anyone that’s not familiar with this story or haven’t watched Curse of the Chippendales or any of the many other stories told about the Chippendales, Steve Banerjee, a Bengali immigrant, would land on the shores of California, to produce the world famous Chippendales, an event that captured the imaginations of women, was found hanged in a prison cell. His body was quickly cremated without an autopsy. Most stories about Chippendales tell of a noble man that committed suicide so his estate wouldn’t be taken from his family by the government. Jesse has uncovered proof that points to a different conclusion than a suicide – explosive information like Steve Banerjee knowing too much about powerful men’s secret affairs with his dancers during a time when the slightest rumor about a man's involvement in homosexuality could ruin their career.

    Local government officials definitely weren’t an advocate of his brand of entertainment during the 80’s, making him a marked man. The Fire Department often shut down his club, citing it was overcrowded. But what the Fire Department and men of those times were really attempting to do, was hose the independence that women were discovering. Women were having too much fun exercising their rights at Steve's club, and the tyrannical mindset of a man that needed to control his woman couldn't allow that happen.

    For many women, Steve Banerjee, was a crown prince of the feminists movement, delivering to women finding their liberation and owning their sexuality, just the right reward, Chippendales’s dancers. He made the idea of men dancing to please women an industry at a time when women were still largely considered second class citizens. Steve’s event became a way for women to decompress, to finally let their hair down – a Girl’s Night Out!

    Jesse had his doubts about the suicide from the outset, and set out to prove that the gentle soul that his father was could never order the murder of his partner, Nick DeNoia. By following the trail of where his stepmother Irene, and her cohorts had hidden the money to evade creditors and to cheat him out of his rightful share, he uncovered a shell corporation in Panama and has come upon piles of evidence that points toward foul play from corrupt government officials and the mob’s involvement in his father’s death, and these same bad actors subsequently owning Chippendales. He shares all that he’s discovered at Bowtielegacy.com and in his book Bowtie Legacy on Amazon.

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  • Fran Briggs Releases Best of Winter Reading

    Fran Briggs, American Journalist

    Fran Briggs, American Journalist

    Ten authors share their talents, capture attention with mystery, humor, spirituality and romance

    NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, January 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- American journalist, Fran Briggs has announced the Best of Winter Reading this season. The annual promotion puts the spotlight on favorite authors from Los Angeles to New York.

    "It is an honor to help passionate readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading choices - especially considering the innumerable talented authors writing today," stated Briggs. "The Best of Winter Reading list is organized using the book's title, author, publisher, a short synopsis of the publication and a link for additional information and purchase. In every case, the pages will turn quickly."

    Briggs' says the rating of each book is not based on generic criteria. Genres include mystery, humor, spirituality and romance.

    "The books showcase the author's literary vision through their subject, creativity, impact, originality, influence, and quality," stated Briggs. "This list is not a 'greatest of', but rather best of winter reading. These authors deserve recognition for being distinguished in their genre," she concluded.

    Below are the ten selections. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking.

    1. "For Such A Time As This" (Thy Word Publishing) by Paulette Harper Real Stories. Real Faith. Real Transformation. https://www.amazon.com/Such-Time-As-This-ebook/dp/B09KZKT1WJ/


    2. "The Husbands and Wives Club" (Touchstone) by Laurie Abraham
    Want to know what really happens in couples' therapy? Be careful what you ask for. https://www.amazon.com/Husbands-Wives-Club-Couples-Therapy/dp/1416585478

    3. "30 Days to Taming Your Finances" (Harvest House) by Deborah Pegues
    Covers the emotional and practical side of putting finances in order. https://www.amazon.com/30-Days-Taming-Your-Finances/dp/0736918361

    4. "Louisiana Taboo" (AuthorHouse) by Paula Murphy A true-life story of triumph, courage, and overcoming obstacles
    http://www.AuthorHouse.com

    5. "Whatever It Takes" (Brandon Bornancin) by Brandon Bornancin
    No matter who you are or where you come from, your education, or your network, you can defy the odds https://www.amazon.com/dp/1952569362

    6. "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" (Random House) by Helen Simonson
    The shy romance between a retired British officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper http://www.amazon.com

    7. "The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian" by Stephen Rosenfield (Kindle) Entertaining and sharply written guide—for both beginners breaking into comedy https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Stand-Up-Stephen-Rosenfield/dp/1613736924

    8. "The Autobiography of an Execution" (Twelve) by David R. Dow
    A riveting memoir by an intelligent and feeling attorney whose clients are on death row. http://www.amazon.com

    9."You Can't Slay Stuck: Second Chance Christian Contemporary Romance (The Sunday Service Book 1)
    " (Kindle) by Danyelle Scroggins It’s been a fight to remember what’s inside while still lingering in the space and place where it happened https://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Slay-Stuck-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B09MQWZR9H

    10. "The Three Billy Goats" (Barefoot Books) by Roberta Arenson
    An artfully-told children's book that is rich in poetic language featuring the daily lives of clever Billy goats. http://www.amazon.com

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  • The Chippendales Empire Has Been Appointed A New Administrator

    The 80s Was A Time Of Female Discovery

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PBS1QTS

    Available on Amazon

    Court records disclose that Stepmother, Irene and her Brother-in-Law, an FBI Agent, Managed to Swindle Jesse Banerjee Out of His Rightful Inheritance

    Let's Create A World That We Would All Enjoy Living In”
    — Thomas Kennedy

    SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- High-flying melodramas are the types of events that really hold our attention. Many people soaked up the Versace series, then the Getty series, the House of Gucci movie, and recently fans have been absorbed in Curse of the Chippendales. All of these stories had phenomenal rises to fame, to end so tragically.

    The worst ending of all these types of tales has to be the Chippendales story. Steve Banerjee, an immigrant from Mumbai, arrived on the shores of California, to work for slave wages, to whirlwind success. Without even knowing it, he helped women that were liberating themselves to feel more liberated as they were able to fondle G-stringed genitalia without any fear of persecution. Then this gentle soul was accused of murder, and found dead in a prison cell, hanged. Was his death a suicide or murder?

    As many question whether Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide or was he silenced for knowing about too many powerful men’s secret affairs with under-aged girls. The same types of questions are now arising in Banerjee’s suicide. Did he have too much information on married men’s fetishes with his male dancers?

    Before Chippendales, men taking their clothes off for an unrestrained crowd of women wasn’t popular, but after Steve introduced his choreographed male strippers, gyrating into the imagination of women, it became a household name. Women of the 80’s, that were freeing their minds, bodies and souls from tyrannical husbands in a world that thought of them as second class citizens, Chippendales became a way for them to decompress, to let their hair down – a Girl’s Night Out! And plenty of men were angry about their wives or girlfriends exercising their newly found freedom.

    Jesse, Steve’s oldest son, was only a teenager during the height of this explosion. He watched his father build Chippendales, piece by piece of a man’s clothing flying toward a desirous woman. The rise would be magnificent, the ride famous, but the fall very tragic. It was reported that Steve committed suicide to avoid a long prison sentence for the murder of his partner, Nick DeNoia. Jesse knows another story that the perpetrators never want to be told – the truth about how the Chippendales Empire just happen to fall into the hands of an FBI agent, and all the other powerbrokers: lawyers, Casino owners, and the mob.

    Jesse has watched other people, far too many years, profit from the idea his dad created. His stepmother, Irene, lied to him about the role he would play in the company after Steve’s death. After her promise didn’t happen, Jesse began to ask questions about his father’s fortune as was his right as an heir, and was threatened by Irene’s brother-in-law, an FBI agent. He was told in no uncertain terms that he wouldn’t be receiving anything.

    Many stories have been told about Chippendales, all of them mostly the narratives of the perpetrators that stole the empire, and cleverly they have managed to make their story very believable and credible. Silenced by intimidation, threats, and a corrupt Justice system, not anymore – for the first time, Jesse is revealing the true story in his new book, Bowtie Legacy on Amazon.

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  • ANCIENT OF GENES: 4 TV/Film Execs Ask Pettit Agency to Submit Script! Also: Jacketed Hardcover & Audio Theater Ver Soon!

    Smilodon Skull, Gene segment, Hour Glass

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    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

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    Fact-based Amazon Bestseller, razor close to: 1. REAL genetics technology now, and to 2. the only prophecy in common among religions & myth traditions!

    Fact-based bestseller, razor close to Reality. Great for fiction AND nonfiction fans of: Natural Sciences, Sci-fi, Metaphysics, Religion, Cryptozoology, Action, Psychological & Military Thrillers!”
    — Laura Haas, Publisher
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A geneticist’s regeneration of Ice Age animals AND humans is stolen and becomes the basis for genetic warfare weapons – and the prophesied Resurrection of the Dead!

    Cloning sheep and chimps was only a beginning. Using Fossil Gene Redemption (FGR), geneticist Kevin G. Harrigan experiments with genes from a frozen "Ice Man". His work prompts Iraqi leader, Ishmail Mon, to provide resources for exciting new research that enables Harrigan's team to regenerate extinct “cryptids” and human sub-species from the Ice Ages. But FGR can be the basis for genetic weapons of mass destruction; United States intelligence and defense leaders must act!

    Radically distinct from Jurassic Park, Ancient of Genes shows new megafauna regeneration methods by which the only prophecy held in common among major religions & myth traditions could manifest: Some form of regeneration of human ancestors and megafauna. Once considered junk DNA, personality genes and other traits archive in lineages. These genes await a virus vector that targets meiosis to re-express them in all subsequent generations. This can start a resurrection cascade enabling Mon to ruin enemy genomes, improve his allies’ genes… and inherit the earth.

    Harrigan's frightening choice can lead to redemption… or the terrifying sunset of humanity!

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    …Spellbinding, well-researched and has intriguing characters. …A page-turner as we get to learn about the growth and development of the characters over the span of 16 years. Feeling a deep, emotional connection with the protagonist and other characters is inevitable. The author... explain[s] complex scientific ideas in a comprehensible manner... real-world scientific research... intriguing storyline, superior storytelling craft, rich world-building.
    -- The Book Commentary (David Reyes, author, reviewer)
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    Ancient of Genes recently slammed on to the bestseller list, no doubt due to its inspired plot and oh so very intriguing characters that draw you deeper into the plot with each and every page. This brilliant author has delivered readers a read that hits all the sweet spots and beyond, making this an epic read....
    -- USAReformer (Tracey Williams, Ph.D., author, reviewer, professor)
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    A phenomenal book... the setting, descriptiveness and raw energy captivate, all coming together to have the reader turning pages effortlessly.
    -- Digital Journal (Markos Papadatos "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment)
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    9 stars out of 10, but we'll round up! Gallagher lays out the underlying science in Chapter One, priming the engines. Then the plot takes off like a rocket. There are plenty of evolving characters, with powerful motivations and inspirations. Even human sub-species stand on their own. Gallagher excels, too, in his action scenes and creature encounters. The plot and intrigue are multilayered. Read Ancient of Genes now!
    -- SubCreated-Worlds (Josh Griffing, author of Pyre & Ice and The Wayward Sun Universe)
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    26 Prior version reviews by bestselling authors & pro reviewers at AncientOfGenes.com & in front matter.
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    Author Profiles: Biography at the bottom of AuthorDan.com. Dan Gallagher is a former U.S.
    Army Ranger & retired Financial Advisor; published in fiction & nonfiction since 1992.

    "A Writing Style Shaped by Life Experiences":
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    Video Teaser, Excerpts & More: AncientOfGenes.com
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    Milestones:
    • TV-series Pilot was a Finalist, Page Turner Award (British-based, international, Sep 2021)
    • Amazon Bestseller in five categories of Science Fiction; #1 New Release in two (Oct 2021)
    • Gallagher won the 2019 CWG Seal of Approval; AOG is a candidate (announced Feb 2022)
    • 1997 version was a Writers’ Foundation Best of America Award finalist
    • Highest scores ever when evaluated in "Writers Showcase"
    • Of 150 Nebula Award nominees, the 1997 version was 14th of 29 in 2nd-round voting
    • Exceptionally visual & timely: Recent discoveries enhance plausibility!
    • “Far from predictable” story line; improved prose (vs 1997 version)
    • Novel & short story anthology (constituting in-progress sequel) available!
    • Demand rising for prehistoric-related, genetic & psychological spiritual thrillers:
    Might AOG become a franchise rivaling Jurassic Park’s? TV-series script/bible available!
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    Contacts:
    Marketing: Dar Dowling, CMO, Atlas Elite Partners, NY, AtlasElitePartners@gmx.com

    Literary, TV/film rights: Bill Pettit, Agent/Producer, WilliamPettitAgency@gmail.com
    Before emailing, please visit: AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/tv-series-proposals

    Permissions, events: Laura Haas, Managing Partner, StoriesAmazing, Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com
    Media (only) may phone author Dan Gallagher: 704-362-1001.
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    TEASER VIDEO: Ancient Beacon Series & BOOK 1, ANCIENT OF GENES

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  • The New Administrator of the Chippendales Empire

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PBS1QTS

    Reveals The Perpetrators' Scheme

    How Chippendales Became A Household Name

    For Thirty Years, Jesse Banerjee, Rightful Heir to the Chippendales Empire, Has Watched Other People Spend His Money

    Life Begins When One Awakens To Its Beauty!”
    — Jesse Banerjee

    SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jesse Banerjee, a club promoter and the eldest son of disgraced Chippendales owner, Steve Banerjee, has written a tell-all book, Bowtie Legacy. The book will give you an honest look at Jesse’s early relationship with his father, as well as a tour through the LA underground club scene of the 90’s with Jesse as your guide. Filled with intrigue, the book will allow the reader to follow how Jesse uncovered piece by piece the diabolical scheme and the ensuing cover-up that allowed the perpetrators to take control of Chippendales without paying creditors, or giving him his rightful inheritance.

    Jesse never believed that a man like his father, who could survive the severe poverty of Mumbai to create a successful life in America, would commit suicide because he was facing a prison term. He has been working to clear his father’s name for over twenty-five years, while also attempting to get the share of his father’s estate that Irene, his ex-stepmother, swindled him out of. Reading miles of court documents, other types of transcripts, and undisclosed FBI files has helped to confirm his suspicions.

    After the death of Irene in 2001, his father’s wife, he learned that there wasn’t a will, and that his father had divorced Irene under the terms of their prenuptial agreement before his death, leaving her with only three properties and a specified sum of money. If Irene and his father were divorced and there was no will, how had she become executrix of the estate? During long hours of research, Jesse would discover that she committed fraud and forgery with the help of an FBI agent Brad, her sister Helen’s husband. Helen and Brad would control his father’s empire after Irene’s death.

    Learning that Brad was an FBI agent raised a lot of questions for Jesse. Did Brad know of his brother-in-law’s criminal investigation? and what role did Brad play in his prosecution? Any involvement by Brad in Steve Banerjee’s investigation would be collusion.

    Jesse’s research would find hidden accounts and shell corporations formed by Helen and Brad in Panama, which he believed were created to hide the millions they were receiving from the profits Chippendales made every year from any suspecting eye like creditors or his.

    During Jesse's protracted fight, the tactics of his adversaries designed to wear him out, almost did. Their strategy was airtight until a break came. Lindsay attempted to remove Helen as administrator, replacing Helen with herself. Jesse opposed his sister’s petition, while filing his own petition to become administrator.

    Lindsay’s high-priced law firm of Brown, White and Osborne with Jack Osborne himself, presenting to the court that there was only a thousand dollars in cash in the estate’s account was laughable. How could he make such a ridiculous claim when his hourly rate was upwards of three hundred dollars an hour? The judge was wise to their machination and ordered his sister’s lawyers to present documentation to prove their claim. Lindsay’s lawyers failed to present any proof of their claim while also insulting the court with a non-appearance. The judge ruled in Jesse’s favor. Finally, Judge Juarez would appoint Jesse Banerjee, the rightful heir to Chippendales, as the administrator of the Banerjee estate.

    Now Jesse has the daunting task of discovering where they hid the treasure.

    Bowtie Legacy is available on Amazon.

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  • SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Timothy L. Miles Announces Chegg, Inc. Being Sued for Misleading Shareholders

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    Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. MIles to Be Featured in the Upcoming Eddition of the Top 100 Lawyers Magazine

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    Nationally Recognized Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. MIles

    Paraquat Lawyer Timothy L. Miles of Nashville Named a 2021 Elite Lawyer

    Timothy L. Miles Named a 2021 Top Rated Lawyer

    Ntionally Rrominent Shareholder Rights Attorney, Timothy L. Miles,

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    Shareholder Rights Attorney Timothy L. Miles

    Chegg, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHGG)

    HENDERSONVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Law Offices of Timothy L. Miles, who has been leading the fight to protect shareholder rights for over 20 years, announces announces that a purchaser of Chegg, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGG) filed a class action complaint against the Company and its officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between May 5, 2020 and November 1, 2021, Commenced on December 22, 2021 in the Northern District of California, the Chegg class action lawsuit – captioned Leventhal v. Chegg, Inc., No. 21-cv-09953 – charges Chegg and certain of its top executives with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    If you suffered a loss due to Chegg’s misconduct, click here.

    Chegg, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGG) Misled Investors Regarding its Business Operations

    According to the complaint Chegg is a provider of online research tools, online tutoring services, digital and physical textbook rentals, and other educational resources. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, demand for Chegg’s services accelerated significantly as more students stayed at home.

    The Chegg class action lawsuit alleges that, throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (i) Chegg’s increase in subscribers, growth, and revenue had been a temporary effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in remote education for the vast majority of U.S. students and once the pandemic-related restrictions eased and students returned to campuses nationwide, Chegg’s extraordinary growth trends would end; (ii) Chegg’s subscriber and revenue growth were largely due to the facilitation of cheating – an unstable business proposition – rather than the strength of its business model or the acumen of its senior executives and directors; and (iii) as a result, Chegg’s current business metrics and financial prospects were not as strong as it had led the market to believe during the Class Period.

    On November 1, 2021, Chegg revealed its financial results for the first quarter in which students returned to campus across the United States, revealing fewer-than-expected enrollments while failing to provide 2022 guidance. In fact, Chegg’s CEO and President, defendant Daniel L. Rosensweig, admitted that defendants were aware of the slowdown in September 2021. On this news, Chegg’s stock price fell by nearly 50%, damaging investors.

    Chegg’s Shareholders Urged to Contact the Firm

    If you purchased Chegg securities, have information, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Timothy L. Miles, Esquire, at 615-587-7384, Toll-Free at 855-846-6529, or by email to tmiles@timmileslaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and the number shares owned.

    About Timothy L. Miles

    Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Last year, Mr Miles was recognized as a 2021 Top Ranked Lawyer; 2021 Top Rated Litigator; and a 2021 Elite Lawyer of The South by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Awards: Top Rated Litigator by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021); Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021); Elite Lawyer of The South by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2020); Member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association (2017-2019); AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubble® (2014-2020); PRR AV Preeminent Rating on Lawyers.com (2018-2020); The Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (Martindale-Hubble® 2015); Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019); Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019-2020); Superb Rated Attorney (Avvo); Avvo Top Rated Lawyer for (Avvo 2017-2020). Mr. Miles has authored numerous publications advocating for shareholdings including most recently: Free Portfolio Monitoring Services Offered by Plaintiff Securities Firms Provides Significant Benefits to Investors (Timothy L. Miles, Dec. 3, 2019).

    Contact:
    Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
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    Telephone: (855-846-6529)
    Email: tmiles@timmileslaw.com
    Website: www.timmileslaw.com
    HENDERSONVILLE, TN / December 31, 2021/ The Law Offices of Timothy L. Miles, who has been leading the fight to protect shareholder rights for over 20 years, announces announces that a purchaser of Chegg, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGG) filed a class action complaint against the Company and its officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between May 5, 2020 and November 1, 2021, Commenced on December 22, 2021 in the Northern District of California, the Chegg class action lawsuit – captioned Leventhal v. Chegg, Inc., No. 21-cv-09953 – charges Chegg and certain of its top executives with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    If you suffered a loss due to Chegg’s misconduct, click here.

    Chegg, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGG) Misled Investors Regarding its Business Operations

    According to the complaint Chegg is a provider of online research tools, online tutoring services, digital and physical textbook rentals, and other educational resources. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, demand for Chegg’s services accelerated significantly as more students stayed at home.

    The Chegg class action lawsuit alleges that, throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (i) Chegg’s increase in subscribers, growth, and revenue had been a temporary effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in remote education for the vast majority of U.S. students and once the pandemic-related restrictions eased and students returned to campuses nationwide, Chegg’s extraordinary growth trends would end; (ii) Chegg’s subscriber and revenue growth were largely due to the facilitation of cheating – an unstable business proposition – rather than the strength of its business model or the acumen of its senior executives and directors; and (iii) as a result, Chegg’s current business metrics and financial prospects were not as strong as it had led the market to believe during the Class Period.

    On November 1, 2021, Chegg revealed its financial results for the first quarter in which students returned to campus across the United States, revealing fewer-than-expected enrollments while failing to provide 2022 guidance. In fact, Chegg’s CEO and President, defendant Daniel L. Rosensweig, admitted that defendants were aware of the slowdown in September 2021. On this news, Chegg’s stock price fell by nearly 50%, damaging investors.

    Chegg’s Shareholders Urged to Contact the Firm

    If you purchased Chegg securities, have information, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Timothy L. Miles, Esquire, at 615-587-7384, Toll-Free at 855-846-6529, or by email to tmiles@timmileslaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and the number shares owned.

    About Timothy L. Miles

    Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Last year, Mr Miles was recognized as a 2021 Top Ranked Lawyer; 2021 Top Rated Litigator; and a 2021 Elite Lawyer of The South by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Awards: Top Rated Litigator by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021); Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021); Elite Lawyer of The South by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2020); Member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association (2017-2019); AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubble® (2014-2020); PRR AV Preeminent Rating on Lawyers.com (2018-2020); The Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (Martindale-Hubble® 2015); Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019); Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019-2020); Superb Rated Attorney (Avvo); Avvo Top Rated Lawyer for (Avvo 2017-2020). Mr. Miles has authored numerous publications advocating for shareholdings including most recently: Free Portfolio Monitoring Services Offered by Plaintiff Securities Firms Provides Significant Benefits to Investors (Timothy L. Miles, Dec. 3, 2019).

    Contact:
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    Leading the Fight to Protect Shareholder Rights for Over 20 Years

    Leading the Fight to Protect Shareholder Rights for Over 2 Years

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    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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  • 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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  • World Changer Cameron Clarkson Defies All Odds, Kicks A Drinking Habit and Teaches the ‘ABC’s of Chess’ to D.C. Youth

    Cameron Clarkson's “The ABCs of Chess: Handwriting Practice Workbook”

    Cameron Clarkson's “The ABCs of Chess: Handwriting Practice Workbook”

    Chess Coach Cameron Clarkson

    Chess Coach Cameron Clarkson

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Howard University graduate, Cameron Clarkson is an author, entrepreneur, artist, activist, blogger, and small business consultant who is the founder of Bottomless Book Sales, a coaching service for authors who want to automate and scale their sales. In October of this year, Cameron penned a new book, “The ABCs of Chess: Handwriting Practice Workbook” for children ages 3-6, focuses on his newfound passion for the game of chess. Two skills are taught, simultaneously. Kids learn to trace a letter from the alphabet thus perfecting their penmanship while learning a new “chess term” that starts with that particular letter. These new terms will be used later while playing the game.

    Cameron is a true success story. As a teenager Cameron was the victim of abuse, bullying and taunting. His case which gained national attention, exposed the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a female teacher. As in many such cases, race and entitlement played a big factor and Clarkson, then a young teenager was vilified instead of the adult teacher. The one-time high school football phenom turned to alcohol to lessen the sting of the trauma. There were many dark days but today Mr. Clarkson credits chess as the vehicle, which helped him to break his drinking habit. He is now happy to say that he is living a very profitable life of sobriety. Once down and out, Cameron has overcome his hurdles and is giving back to his neighborhood. Through “The ABCs of Chess: Handwriting Practice Workbook” Cameron is reaching kids all over the U.S.

    Cameron’s community mindset and his love of chess has led him to open up a chess program (King Hunters) for adults and kids alike, where they are taught the intricacies of this ancient game. By studying chess and learning its principles, individuals begin to formulate a more disciplined lifestyle, which will benefit them personally and have a positive impact on society.

    According to a recent article of Chess.com, “chess teaches children from an early age that their choices have consequences—both good and bad. Thinking your moves through and trying to play the best move that you can is rewarding while playing too quickly and rushing your decisions can have negative repercussions. Chess can help you to think ahead, not rush your decisions, and weigh the pluses and minuses of your choices. This correlates to challenges we face in everyday life, and just as in chess, we try to make the best choices to develop positive outcomes for our lives.”

    “The ABCs of Chess: Handwriting Practice Workbook,“ is a, “30+ Practice pages―Tons of engaging chess-themed pencil-on-paper activities like connect-the-dots and fill-in-the-blanks offer enough repetition for real learning but enough variety to keep kids interested. Comprehensive skill-building―As they explore these exercises, kids will build a strong foundation of reading comprehension, penmanship, fine motor skills and chess basics!”

    Cameron is gaining applause from and recognition in the chess world, “This book is AMAZING and so needed! There is nothing like this in the world that I have seen before. I recommend this to parents, coaches and anyone who wants to inspire young people to play chess.” International Master Oladapo Adu

    Cameron continues to make his mark in the Washington, DC area by opening up venues that will help to keep the young people off the streets. King Hunters Program is for the chess novice as well as the seasoned player. King Hunters Program offers a safe, friendly environment to learn the game. The sessions are designed to be instructional and challenging. Cameron states, “I want to use chess to build communities and help other people reach their potential.”

    For more information, please contact Cameron Clarkson at Website: Cameronclarkson.com or Phone: 202-858-6643 or Email: info@cameronclarkson.com. For information go to abcsofchess.com or Kinghunters.com.

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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

      Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

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    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin Stop Normalizing Murder

    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 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

    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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  • Ötzi's Odyssey: The Troubled Soul of a Neolithic Iceman - by Novelist Neil Perry Gordon

    Otzi's Odyssey - The Troubled Soul of a Neolithic Iceman

    Otzi the Iceman frozen into the glacial ice

    An artist's vision of what Otzi looked like

    Now Released in Paperback

    ...vivid imagery, deft characterization, and entertaining storytelling carry the reader through this suspenseful tale. A haunting, visceral novel keeps the reader awake until they turn the last page.”
    — The Prairies Book Review

    PARK RIDGE, NEW JERSEY, USA, December 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Richly researched, ornately plotted... A page-turner.

    "Gordon's latest is a deeply engrossing metaphysical tale of one soul's journey to redemption. When a mummified man, half frozen in glacial ice, is discovered by two hikers, it's just the beginning of a treacherous journey into the four demonic realms of Gehenna for the five-thousand-year-old soul of Bhark. Bhark must prepare for a vicious war if he wants to find salvation and redemption of his eternal soul. This is an intriguing story, haunting and moving, set in the violent, terrifying world of both living and dead, a world in which soul hunters prey on innocent souls, making them captives for eternity. This is also the story of family bonds, love, revenge, and redemption. The novel, narrated by Bhark from the discovery of Ötzi's body, crisscrosses through time, cutting between past and present. This structure, which might have become a distraction in a novice writer's hands, adds to the story's intrigue. Gordon's vivid imagery, deft characterization, and entertaining storytelling carry the reader through this suspenseful tale. A haunting, visceral novel that will keep the reader awake until they turn the last page."
    ~ The Prairies Book Review

    Book Summary:
    Ötzi’s Odyssey – The Troubled Soul of a Neolithic Iceman, opens in the year 1991 with the remarkable sighting of a mummified man, half frozen in glacial ice, whom two hikers stumble upon. Along with this profound archeological discovery, the soul of this five-thousand-year-old iceman is awakened.

    Ötzi the iceman’s adventure takes him to the modern era, where his observant soul tries to comprehend why it remains tethered to the frozen mummy, as well as to make sense of a technologically advanced world. The story then returns to 3300 BCE, to the life and times of clan chief Bhark as he lives with his family in a peaceful village upon stilt homes clinging to the shore of the great Lake Neith, located in the shadows of ominous Similaun Mountain.

    Bhark and his family are ambushed by his rival Shadrach, who insists that he, not Bhark, is the clan’s rightful heir. A subsequent encounter with the soul hunter Creyak, who promises to return to Bhark all that was lost, sends our hero on a perilous journey into the four demonic realms of Gehenna. Along the way, he receives wisdom from Miko the Seer and guidance from his clairvoyant daughter, Amica, both of whom have the power to pierce the veil that separates the upper and lower spiritual realms, while Bhark fights for the salvation—and ultimate redemption—of his eternal soul.

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