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  • Mailing List Website now offering lists for businesses wishing to expand in North America to Canadian consumers markets

    Canada Lifestyle Consumer Mailing List

    Canada Business - Get New Customers Today

    Canada Mail Order Buyers

    Canada Mail Order Buyers

    Red Hot Sales Lead for Canada

    Canada Mail Order Buyers Mailing List

    Canada Lifestyle Buyers Mailing List

    North America business can now expand beyond the United States. Sprint Data Solutions Canada lifestyle consumer database is making consumer marketing a breeze.

    LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing is here to help businesses ready to go international and expand business outside of the US market. There are business postal mailing lists for enterprises better equipped to go the B2B route and offer products or services to other corporations.

    However, for those companies that interact with the general public directly, consumer postal mailing lists are widely available that suit a huge range of different marketing, product, and service needs. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing aims to break down marketing needs according to the metrics and demographics businesses are looking for.

    How Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing Got Its Start
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing is a 100% wholly American-owned and operated business with a disabled veteran as the founder. Having performed the patriotic duty to protect the country, the step after that was to help the country’s economy grow by aiding its businesses. There is now a staff with over 50 years of combined industry experience in marketing to help clients.

    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing first began operations in an earlier, not-yet-digital era, when analog processes like direct mail marketing still dominated the industry. However, that early, pre-digital experience would prove crucial in conveying lessons that easily translated to results in the digital space as digital marketing finally came into its own. The early success in the physical and analog markets turned into an effective transition to digital marketing techniques that only served to solidify the growth and success of the company as new market opportunities and practices emerged.

    Today, Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing has expanded its operating range from humble beginnings, serving only its hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, enjoy marketing coverage. And of course, for those businesses that are ready to grow beyond the US border, there are now services available both across the ocean, in countries like France, as well as for those that want to break into the business in other North American nations such as Mexico and, of course, Canada.

    A Similar Market
    Canada enjoys a unique relationship with the United States that almost no other country shares with its neighbors. The border between the two nations is the longest undefended border in the world due to the mutual, neighborly trust that the two countries share. However, perhaps more important from a business perspective is that the two countries share the same language, sensibility, and even cultural values despite being nations independent of each other. This makes the Canadian market viable for American businesses as their own domestic territories.

    In particular, this means that the huge lifestyle market of the United States is compatible with those across the border, and Canada lifestyle consumer marketing lists can be adapted to the needs of American businesses with little in the way of adjustment and adaptation. Language and cultural considerations may be issues with attempting to expand into other markets in other countries. This is rarely an issue in the Canadian market, except for marketing efforts targeted specifically at the French-Canadian demographic.

    Crossing Existing Bridges
    Fortunately, because Canada is a “mainland” nation on the same continent, much of the infrastructure required for business, including distribution channels, is already in place and well-established. For companies wishing to expand into Canada, especially those interested in breaking into Canada lifestyle consumer marketing arenas, there are even familiar brand names with an existing presence, such as Walmart and Amazon, that make it possible for businesses to approach a new market under a familiar face.

    Suitable For A Large Range
    As with the American market, the Canada lifestyle consumer market covers many different products and services. Everything from fitness to dieting, recreation to academics, self-improvement, to even cannabis products, due to Federal legalization of the substance, is available to tap into.

    American companies need to do what they would if they were trying to break into a new state or region of a state for expanding business and sales. Find out where the need for the product is greatest by identifying which markets want the product and where they are located. The rest follows from this essential research.

    Databases For Canadian Demographics
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing has Canadian lifestyle consumer marketing lists to meet the needs of a diverse range of business interests. As with the United States, the Canadian lifestyle demographic is wide-ranging, comprising different genders, age groups, ethnicities, religious affiliations, income levels, hobbies, and other interests.

    This means as it does with any effective, strategic marketing strategy, that businesses should identify which demographics resonate with or need the products offered and then target them specifically. It makes for a much higher response rate and generates greater leads for sales and further development of consumer data. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing had the Canadian lifestyle consumer marketing lists to meet different demographic criteria. And of course, there are geographical breakdowns and contact details in any format required, from physical mailing addresses to email addresses to telephone numbers and even cellular numbers for text-based/SMS messaging.

    For those who want to create their own direct mail marketing campaign but are unsure how to start, turnkey direct mail solutions guide clients through all stages. This one-stop-shop solution takes clients through the conception phase, the design phase, the actual printing of the materials, and, of course, distribution without needing additional help or vendors.

    If you want access to Canadian consumer lifestyle marketing lists, contact Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing. It’s a fast, effective way to get the results you want for increasing your sales. When you work with us, you’re supporting an American company owned and operated by a disabled veteran.

    Patrick Trump
    Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing
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  • Melissa Joan Hart Debuts “What Women Binge" Podcast

    What Women Binge with Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa Joan Hart and co-host Amanda Lee welcome celebrity guests and tackle pop-culture in fun new weekly new podcast series.

    We’re gonna talk about everything that people are obsessed with.”
    — Melissa Joan Hart
    NASHVILLE, TN, USA, January 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Actress and filmmaker Melissa Joan Hart debuted her new pop-culture podcast What Women Binge earlier today. The podcast is available on all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeart, as well as a video version on YouTube.

    What Women Binge with Melissa Joan Hart is a female-centric review show where Hart, her friend and co-host Amanda Lee, and their special guests get to chat about any and all subjects they find #bingeworthy. Featuring casual conversations with well-known celebrities, talking about whatever they’re in to, from guilty pleasures to pet peeves. What Women Binge covers books, charities, workouts, podcasts, food, apps, movies, television shows and more.

    January Episode Schedule:

    January 5 — In the premiere episode, Melissa Joan Hart and co-host Amanda Lee discuss the very first episode of Hart’s iconic ’90’s Nickelodeon series, Clarissa Explains It All. 

    January 12 — Actress Candice King discusses her series, Vampire Diaries, the Real Housewives franchise, and her co-starring role opposite Reba McEntire and John Schneider in this year’s holiday favorite, Christmas In Tune, which Hart produced.

    January 19 — Greg Evigan and his daughter Vanessa Evigan (How I Met Your Mother) talk about music, Greg's classic series BJ and the Bear and My Two Dads, and Vanessa’s starring role opposite Hart in fan-favorite Holiday in Handcuffs. 

    January 26 — NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick and his wife Karly talk about how they met, moving to Nashville, the Kardashians, and Chris reminisces about NSYNC’s appearance on Hart’s series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and being cut out of Star Wars.

    "We’re gonna talk about everything that people are obsessed with,” says Hart. "Guilty pleasures, everything from books, podcasts, TV shows, movies, everything. We’ll have so many guests. We can’t wait for you guys to be there!"

    What Women Binge is produced in partnership with Podcast Heat. 

    For more information, visit www.WhatWomenBinge.com.

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  • Angelena Bonet Wins 'Best Female Empowerment Award' at Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival for her film CHANGE THE WORLD

    Australian Filmmaker - Angelena Bonet

    Best Female Empowerment Award Winner - Honorable Mention

    Multi-Award Winning Filmmaker - Angelena Bonet

    Filmmaker - Angelena Bonet

    AACTA Awards  - Sydney, Australia

    AACTA Awards Red Carpet

    The Australian documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and humanitarian has won 'Best Female Empowerment Award' (Honorable Mention) for her biopic documentary.

    I'm so grateful and proud to win this important category in Toronto and be a voice not only for myself, but for every woman on our planet who can't speak. This really is a magical note to end 2021 on!”
    — Angelena Bonet
    SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Australian born singer-songwriter and documentary filmmaker, Angelena Bonet, has won ‘Best Female Empowerment Award’ (Honorable Mention) for her documentary “Change The World” at the Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival in Canada, the other city she splits her time between. The announcement came just before the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve while Angelena was in Sydney, Australia. Bonet’s biopic short film, which she produced in its entirety, has won more than 250 film festival awards worldwide. The inspiring film recently screened in Turkey, Brazil and Sweden is resonating all around the world. She has been the recipient of many special awards including the 'Humanitarian Award' at The Jane Austen International Film Festival and the ‘Human Spirit Award' at the DOCS Without Borders International Film Festival in The Bahamas.

    As a global ambassador for women and girls, Angelena is a voice for those who cannot speak, or those struggling to heal. Angelena recently released "Change The World" on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realises that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and be inspired by her journey may be at a financial disadvantage and wanted to help them and not expect anything in return. Domestic violence has risen exponentially since the Covid-19 global pandemic began and many victims are in lockdown with their abusers. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope and assure them there is light at the end of the tunnel and they are definitely not alone or forgotten. Now empowered by the crime that almost took her life, Angelena is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience. Only from the depths of her despair and darkest days has she truly found her voice and the courage to share about her experiences and to speak out. After surviving the life-changing crime in 2012, Angelena wanted to make a difference in the world and shed light on issues humanity is yet to resolve and generally swept under the carpet. Violence against women has been a hidden disease in every culture since time immemorial and was already a silent global epidemic before our current global pandemic began.

    Before the #MeToo movement had begun, Angelena chose to go public with her story and decided to create her production company, Crystal Heart Productions, in Toronto in 2014. She had the intention of interviewing women and girls all around the world and from all walks of life for an online talk show "Heart Of The Matter", and thus allowing women’s voices to be heard. She then included interviews with women's rights leaders such as President Obama's Women's Equality Advisor Tina Tchen, Tony award-winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, CEO of Canadian Women's Foundation, Paulette Senior and Australian Journalist, Tracey Spicer, to name a few in her sequel "Angelena: Heart Of The Matter" in the documentary tetralogy she has released on Vimeo On Demand which has won numerous film festival awards worldwide. Bonet has also served as the Australian Ambassador for World Mental Health Day, an official blogger for OXFAM, a public speaker at V Day One Billion Rising Organization events, a current member of the RAINN Organization Speaker Bureau in Washington D.C. and also raises awareness and funds through her non-profit organization, Crystal Heart Foundation. Her mission is to support charities that are in alignment with ending of violence against women and supporting survivors’ recovery from PTSD and has also created a non-profit web series "The Angelena Bonet Show". She sends a powerful message of self-love and healing through her documentary films as well as her singing, songwriting, public speaking engagements and her non-profit work. Based on her life experiences and connections with people from all walks of life, Angelena tells us “it is crystal clear to me that love and forgiveness really are the keys. They can and do conquer all”.

    Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival exists as a result of the minds of a group of filmmakers, producers, and crew members who are always looking for new experiences in storytelling and finding answers to the all-important questions of our existence. They have tried to find filmmakers who are always in search of something new. Filmmakers who find new topics to explore and new paths to walk on. Looking at the history of cinema, one can see that this art has been built upon new experiences and if they can be a small candle on this path and help the voices of more independent filmmakers to be heard, then it means that they have succeeded in their job. Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival is a place for independent, experimental, innovative, and progressive filmmakers to be seen and to be heard.

    From international model to multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian Angelena's message is one of peace, love and unity.

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  • AUTHOR JAMILAH EWING ANNOUNCES “THE PROTOTYPE LIVE EXPERIENCE”, THE PERFORMANCE ART READING OF HER NOVEL “THE PROTOTYPE”

    The Prototype Live Kwanzaa flyer

    The Prototype Live Kwanzaa flyer

    Author Jamilah Ewing reads from The Prototype: A Story of True Love

    Author Jamilah Ewing reads from The Prototype: A Story of True Love during The Prototype Live Experience held at the William H. Thomas Gallery in Columbus, Ohio

    EhpicPublishing logo

    EhpicPublishing logo

    The Prototype Live is a performance arts reading of Author Jamilah Ewing's debut novel, "The Prototype" featuring Jamilah Ewing, Charles Cooper & Teana Sykes

    COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA, December 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio History Center, in partnership with TAWI Family Village, will host The Prototype Live Experience, author Jamilah Ewing’s performance art reading of her debut fiction novel, "The Prototype: A Story of True Love," as a part of the Centers weeklong Kwanza celebration. The Prototype Live Experience will be
    performed on the last day of Kwanza, which is Imani or Faith, Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 4 pm to 8 pm. The event will be held at the Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th
    Ave, Columbus, OH 43211.

    The Prototype tells the story of Jadirah, a woman in search of the perfect love. Throughout her journey, Jadirah strives to maintain her mental, physical, and spiritual
    health after public shame and loss. Due to the lack of support and compassion from her husband, she must face most challenges on her own. As she embarks on a journey toward the unconditional love that she deserves, she is faced with a choice that will radically transform her family and her future.

    "The Prototype is a powerful story about love, courage, healing, and evolving," says fellow Ohioan author Maggie B. Walker, "I highly recommend this book to anyone who
    has ever had to overcome uncomfortable circumstances with courage and faith."

    Author Jamilah Ewing lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and their four children. "The Prototype," published by EhpicPublishing, is her first novel. It will be available for purchase in e-book and print format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and other select book stores. The curated playlist inspired by the novel is now available on Spotify.

    For more information about the novel and Jamilah Ewing, visit PrototypeTheNovel.com.

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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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  • Brotherhood of Man Members Sing for Beloved Children’s Series The Butterfly Children

    Screenshot from The Butterfly Children Christmas Special

    The Band Behind Eurovision's Highest Selling Song of All-Time Record Music for Revival of Beloved Children's Series

    CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After bringing the world the biggest EUROVISION winning song of all time, Brotherhood of Man perform on the heartfelt and musical Christmas special The Butterfly Children.

    The special is an all-new animated Christmas cartoon aimed at pre-schoolers, entitled ‘What Would Happen if Christmas Never Came?’. The 33-minute special debuted 20/12/21.

    The project gives new life to Pat and Angela Mills’ beloved children’s literature series of the same name. Having sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, the series captured the imagination of children everywhere and is now primed for a stellar comeback with all new stories penned by Martin Lee across books and animation.

    The show is soundtracked by music legends Brotherhood of Man who have recorded 21 all new songs with beautiful new orchestration for the children’s series, with the lead vocals of the title song What Would Happen if Christmas Never Came sung by band member Sandra Stevens.

    The series takes viewers on a journey “deep in the woods where people seldom go” to the home of The Butterfly Children – a host of lovable and charming characters from across the globe who care most about looking after each other and the planet. But also, in the woods lurk The Moth Gang – a dirty, smelly, and scruffy folk led by the nefarious Skullhawk who looks to thwart The Butterfly Children’s good and kind way of life.

    The Butterfly Children Christmas Special is based on the spellbinding visuals by former Disney artist Angela Kincaid and celebrated comic book writer and illustrator Patrick Mills, best known for creating 2000 AD and his heavy involvement in the development of Judge Dredd.

    Brotherhood of Man stunned with their 1976 Eurovision winning single Save Your Kisses for Me which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide, achieving No. 1 in many countries and becoming the best-selling song of the year in the UK. Martin Lee followed this success by co-writing two further number one singles Angelo and Figaro together with multiple top ten hits and albums.

    Martin teamed up with producer PVK to bring What Would Happen if Christmas Never Came to life. With music and comic book royalty behind the project, delightfully charming sensibilities, and a wonderous story to match, the Christmas special is a celebrated return for the series and a must watch for music fans and children everywhere.

    What Would Happen if Christmas Never Came Trailer
    What Would Happen if Christmas Never Came Full Special

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  • Envision Podcast Studio Rentals Expands its Services to Include Professional Audiobook Recording Services

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is a locally-owned and operated Denham Springs, LA podcast studio.

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is a locally-owned and operated Denham Springs, LA podcast studio.

    Jim Chapman, Envision Podcast Studio Rentals owner and host of award-winning Local Leaders: The Podcast, a podcast where local business owners tell the story behind their business.

    Jim Chapman, Envision Podcast Studio Rentals owner and host of award-winning Local Leaders: The Podcast, a podcast where local business owners tell the story behind their business.

    Denham Springs, LA podcast recording studio to include both studio rental services for audiobook recording and professional narration services.

    I started this business because I want to help people share their message with the world, and I know that Envision can provide the quality and service that is needed to make that happen.”
    — Jim Chapman - Envision Podcast Studio Rentals Owner
    DENHAM SPRINGS, LA, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is the only podcast studio in the South Louisiana area to provide both audio and video production options of up to 4K quality for your show.

    They are expanding their services to include both studio rental services for audiobook recording and professional narration services.

    They provide a soundproof podcasting booth, state-of-the-art lighting, and the industry’s highest quality audio and video equipment.

    Envision Podcast Studio Rentals is dedicated to providing top-notch service at affordable prices that give you everything you need for all your broadcasting needs.

    They will help you take care of every detail so that all you have to do is relax, enjoy yourself, and focus on creating the best content you can. Their new audiobook recording service is perfect for anyone looking to produce a professional-quality audiobook.

    They have a wide selection of microphones and audio software to choose from, and their knowledgeable staff will help you get the most out of your recording session. And, you’ll be able to work with their professional narrators to produce an audiobook that will stand up to the other best-selling titles on iTunes and other digital stores.

    Their narration service is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have the time or expertise to produce a full audiobook themselves. Their narrators can help you take your written content and turn it into an exciting listening experience. They will help you take your written content and turn it into an exciting listening experience with professional narration services.

    Envision also offers equipment rental options to help you create the best content possible for your podcast or live stream. You can also rent their studio itself to record your show, interview guests, or create other content. Their prices are highly competitive, and they are always willing to work with you to find the best solution for your budget and needs.

    "We are excited to offer professional audiobook recording and narration services that will give our clients the ability to create high-quality content," said Jim Chapman, owner of Envision Podcast Studio Rentals.

    "Our mission is to provide a one-stop-shop for all your podcasting needs, and we are constantly expanding our services to make sure that we can provide the best services available for those in the Greater Baton Rouge area."

    Not only does Envision offer these services to authors, but they also offer them to businesses and professionals who want to create marketing or training materials. Envision also allows podcasters to record their podcasts in a high-quality studio setting. In addition, they provide podcast hosting and editing services for those who want to take their podcasting to the next level.

    Using Envision Podcast Studio Rentals will bring your show to the next level.

    Their team of professionals is dedicated to helping you provide high-quality content that helps improve the lives of others.

    "I am a firm believer in the power of podcasts and their ability to change lives," Chapman said.

    "I started this business because I want to help people share their message with the world, and I know that Envision can provide the quality and service that is needed to make that happen."

    For more information, please visit envisionpodcaststudio.com, visit their services page, or call (225) 443-5520.

    Learn more about the author of this press release.

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  • Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction

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

    Book Viral review

    Neil Perry Gordon - Novelist

    A Review Of Otzi's Odyssey By Neil Perry Gordon

    A rousing and evocative release from Gordon, Otzi’s Odyssey is a gem to be savoured from an author at the top of his game. Not to be missed, it is highly recommended!”
    — Book Viral

    PARK RIDGE, NEW JERSEY, USA, December 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The BookViral Review:
    Gripping throughout, Otzi’s Odyssey finds Neil Perry Gordon at his very best with mercurially vivid human and otherworldly encounters and an original narrative that’s sure to capture the imagination.

    With Gordon’s previous releases including The Bomb Squad and Hope City, his readers know he isn’t an author to dish up archetypal historical novels and Otzi’s Odyssey certainly isn’t an exception!

    Decidedly dark, with a lighter injection of humour courtesy of Otzi’s take on our modern world, Gordon certainly knows how to build a visually powerful tale whilst ensuring the definitive devices of Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction are ever present.

    From concept to execution his plot is flawless and his inventiveness hard to deny as he confidently navigates multiple threads to create a delightfully disquieting sense of time and place which lingers long beyond the page.

    Gordon’s choice of protagonist could have come unstuck but Otzi being out of step with our modern era makes him particularly intriguing. Allowing his character to evolve throughout the story whilst finding an equitable balance between philosophical expression and the mechanics of telling an enthralling story.

    This aspect of Gordon’s novel is further supported by a host of superb supporting characters like the soul hunter Creyak and Miko the Seer which encourage us not only to reflect on the nature of our souls but the meaning of redemption and our wider place in the universe.

    A rousing and evocative release from Gordon, Otzi’s Odyssey is a gem to be savoured from an author at the top of his game. Not to be missed, it is highly recommended!

    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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  • Dianne Collins aka Q.T. Diva’s debut single "We’re In A New World" is Out Now on All Major Music Platforms.

    Q.T. Diva portrait used as a header image on her official Spotify page.

    Q.T. Diva Portrait Image

    Q.T. Diva’s debut single "We’re In A New World" Cover Art.

    Cover art for Q.T. Diva’s debut single "We’re In A New World".

    Photos of Dianne Collins aka Q.T. Diva in the studio recording "We’re In A New World".

    Dianne Collins aka Q.T. in Criteria Studios recording "We’re In A New World".

    “We’re In A New World” is the first single release from upcoming solo artist Q.T. Diva. The song was released November 12, 2021.

    You live consciously with awareness and compassion, gratitude on your knees. You appreciate all the codes all the magic we are given to create in this life your own dreams your own heaven.”
    — Q.T. Diva
    MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "We’re In A New World” is the first single release from upcoming solo artist Q.T. Diva. The song was released November 12, 2021.

    Dianne Collins aka Q.T. Diva met Producer, Dave Poler at the renowned Criteria Studios in Miami, iconic home of hundreds of gold, platinum, and diamond singles and albums, while recording the audiobook of her 9-time award winning bestseller, "Do You QuantumThink? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World".

    Q.T. Diva told Dave she had a song she wanted to record. The two joined their talents and the result became something that transcends the mainstream -- music that hits your mind on a higher level, deeper inside where the subconscious comes to life.

    The story behind the song might seem simple, yet it shows the importance of listening to the universe and signals that are sent to or through us. One day Q.T. woke up and raced to her computer to compose the lyrics of “We’re In A New World” which flowed through her like a supernova rap of ultimate truth. She listened and captured that precious moment ...

    And from that moment “We’re In A New World” emerged, an imaginative blend of Spoken Word, Hip-Hop and Pop that frees the mind and soothes the soul, exploding the molecules and connecting them again in a cascade of defining moments.

    Although this is Q.T. Divas first release as a recording artist, she is no stranger to the music world. She grew up in a family of musical talent and this is just the beginning of a trip into the world of deeper thoughts and who knows what the next story will tell.

    Thank you for listening!

    Music Reviewer Jon Wright:
    “Delving into the eternal well of mystical wisdom, Q.T. Diva resurfaces with a clear and concise message of oneness – gifting us with the genre-bending, mind-expanding original listening experience, "We're in a New World"! Easy-going grooves forge a firm and ethereal foundation for Q.T.'s calmly compassionate lyrical examination of the powers that be in you and me, with an artful emphasis on the individual's willingness to transform their own consciousness as the launchpad for any meaningful shift in our existential perspective. Subtle shifts in the instrumentals give the song charming color and character as it continues to unfold, allowing Q.T.'s deliveries to expand along with them.” - Jon Wright, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, music educator.

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  • Film Music Historian Larry Timm to be Featured on Close Up Radio

    UPLAND, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In filmmaking, there comes a time when the directors and actors can convey only so much on screen. Music steps in to say what neither pictures nor words can.

    Music adds an extra dimension, giving more body and depth to the story, the characters, and even special effects. It can intensify or relax the pace of a film. It can reflect the unspoken thoughts of a character or the unseen implications of the plot twist. It can underscore the action or even just create atmosphere. That’s why music is the secret weapon of cinematic storytelling.

    Larry Timm has dedicated his career to the intersection of music and film as both a studio musician for numerous Hollywood film soundtracks as well as a film music historian.

    Timm is the author of The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music, the first film music appreciation textbook ever written. The Soul of Cinema traces the evolution of film music from 1895 to the present, covering many of the representative film scores, composers, styles and trends, and explains how producers and directors relate to the composer and the musical score to tell their story.

    “You can have an emotional experience every time you watch a movie, just because of the music,” says Timm. “I wanted to write something that would appeal to the layman that you can pick up at any time on any page.”

    The Soul of Cinema featuring interviews with film composers, music editors, orchestrators, film music agents, studio musicians, music copyists, music contractors.

    From John Barry’s thrilling James Bond scores to the low brass of Hans Zimmer, music is a necessary component that is sorely missed if not present when viewing a completed film.

    And yet, according to Timm, music created for films has been neglected as a great art form in its own time.

    “Film composers have done some of the finest symphonic writing of the 20th century,” says Timm. “The Mozarts of our day are working in cinema. John Williams is a living Beethoven.”

    Timm himself is a veteran Hollywood studio musician and whose oboe and English horn solos can be heard on over 300 television and motion picture scores. In fact, Timm is the oboe player on the iconic “Love Theme From the Godfather.”

    A Professor Emeritus at California State University in Fullerton, Timm’s career in music and music education has spanned nearly five decades. As an educator, he teaches classes of over 700 students each semester, introducing them to the world of film music.

    Close Up Radio will feature Larry Timm an interview with Jim Masters on December 17th at 1pm EST

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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

      Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    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

    Stop Normalizing Murder Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    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”
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    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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