Vancouver Film School Announces Unique New Scholarship to Honour Marketing Icon Frank Palmer

Frank Palmer pledges to be a creative career mentor for one year to eventual recipient of this non-academic focused full-tuition scholarship

VANCOUVER , BRITISH COLUMBIA , CANADA , November 6, 2019 / — Announcement Highlights:

· The Frank Palmer Creative Design Scholarship is now open to applicants around the world, and closes on November 25, 2019, at 12:01 a.m.
· One applicant will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study Digital Design at VFS and will receive one-on-one mentorship from Frank Palmer during the course of their study.
· Additionally, in honor of Palmer’s 50 years in marketing, VFS will award up to $250,000 in partial scholarship funding for up to 50 shortlisted finalists around the world
· At Palmer’s urging, this is a non-academic focused creative scholarship, and students will only need a high school diploma as selection will be based solely on creative potential

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) November 5, 2019 – Vancouver Film School and iconic advertising pioneer Frank Palmer have joined forces to offer a new scholarship initiative for VFS’s award-winning Digital Design program.
The Frank Palmer Creative Design Scholarship will enable one applicant to study interactive and motion design at VFS with a full-tuition scholarship and one-on-one mentorship from Palmer. Partial scholarship funding will also be awarded to shortlisted applicants.
In 2018, on the heels of his retirement as chairman and CEO of DDB Canada, Palmer received a rare honorary diploma from VFS’s faculty of Digital Design. Moved by the recognition, Palmer wanted to develop a scholarship to help give back to those who might not be able to fully fund a creative education, and to assist creative students entering the workforce who might be overlooked because of lesser academic results. Palmer has often spoken about how he struggled with academic courses throughout his early education, and how his creative passion ultimately led him to the career success he would achieve later in life.
Palmer will personally review all applicants with VFS and pick the winners based solely on their creative merit, regardless of academic standing.
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“I appreciate the importance of traditional academics but, for me growing up, they had nothing to do with what I wanted to achieve creatively in my career. I often felt overlooked because my grades weren’t good enough for certain schools, and that never made sense to me. I am honoured to create this scholarship. I want to give back to students who have true creative potential, regardless of their marks in science, geography, or phys-ed!”
– Frank Palmer, former chairman and CEO of DDB Canada

About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, VFS revolutionized entertainment arts education with the introduction of the world’s first one-year intensive film production diploma program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering acclaimed and award-winning one-year diploma programs in 3D animation, film, TV, programming, video game, motion and interactive design. For the past 30 years, VFS has been devoted to delivering the highest quality education, and developing the next generation of leaders in the entertainment and creative media industries.

About Frank Palmer
In 2018, Palmer celebrated 50 years in the creative marketing & advertising industry and announced his retirement as chairman and CEO of DDB Canada. Now in the next chapter of his creative career, the legendary ad-man has reunited with former business partner Bob Stamnes to create a unique marketing and strategy company that positions and leverages their clients to better solve today’s complex and changing business, marketing, creative, and technology challenges. The new company will launch in November 2019 and will include ownership with a number of their clients as well as with other marketing services companies that benefit the whole.
Palmer’s long list of previous clients has featured McDonald’s, Volkswagen, SunRype, Rocky Mountaineer, Budweiser, Save-On-Foods, and Destination Canada. A founder of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS), Palmer has also helped non-profit organizations such as Special Olympics BC, Ronald McDonald House, Vancouver Police Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Rick Hansen Foundation.

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Vancouver Film School and Casting Workbook Announce New Acting Scholarship Program

Exclusive industry partnership initiative will award full and partial tuition funding for applicants looking to enter VFS’s intensive acting programs

VANCOUVER , BRITISH COLUMBIA , CANADA , November 6, 2019 / — Announcement Highlights:

· Two full-tuition scholarships available: one for VFS’s 12-month Acting for Film & Television program and one for the four-month Acting Essentials program.
· An additional $250,000 in partial tuition funding will be awarded to runner-up applicants.
· Scholarship is open to applicants legally allowed to study in Canada and the United States at the time of application. (Proof of eligibility may be required.)
· Scholarship closes December 1, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) November 5, 2019 – Vancouver Film School is proud to announce a new exclusive partnership initiative with Casting Workbook to award full and partial scholarship funding to aspiring actors hoping to join VFS’s intensive acting programs in 2020.
Casting Workbook is an industry-leading application suite that relays actor portfolio materials to talent agencies, casting directors, and production teams across cities and continents. The platform has helped cast more than 346,000 roles in film, television, commercial, and voice-over work, with clients including Netflix, ABC, Universal, and Disney.
Through this new initiative, VFS and Casting Workbook will award two full-tuition scholarships to lucky applicants: one for the 12-month Acting for Film & Television program, and another for the four-month Acting Essentials program. Additionally, up to $250,000 in partial tuition funding will be awarded to runner-up applicants.
Together, VFS and Casting Workbook aim to provide aspiring actors with the tools they need to succeed in the creative economy.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Vancouver Film School,” said Casting Workbook CEO Susan Fox. “VFS not only embraces technology, but involves the working industry to enhance the student experience and greatly improve their readiness to become a part of the entertainment industry.”
The winners will be announced in December 2019.

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About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, Vancouver Film School introduced the world’s first true immersion film program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier entertainment-arts centre, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, video game production, VR/AR development, motion and interactive design, programming, art/production foundation, and other related programs. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated timeframes. VFS alumni are consistently credited on the most successful products in the entertainment economies.

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GWS Auctions for the first time will auction the Hollywood Graffiti Gown 100% of money raised goes to aids charities

World Famous “Hollywood Graffiti Gown” Hits the Auction Block For The First Time Ever
GWS Auctions Announces Proceeds Will Benefit AIDS Charities 100%

We are please that 100% of the money raised from the Hollywood Graffiti Gown will be donated to AIDS Charities including our GWS Auction house commission on the sale of the gown”

— Brigitte Kruse , founder GWS Auctions

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 6, 2019 / — World Famous “Hollywood Graffiti Gown” Hits the Auction Block For The First Time Ever
GWS Auctions Announces Proceeds Will Benefit AIDS Charities
100% of the Money Raised from the sale of the Graffiti Gown will be given to Aids Charities
Auction House will donate their commission on the gown to Aids Charities

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 – GWS Auctions Hosts “The Collection of Jeran Designs Couture Vault”

Hard Rock Hollywood at 10:00 a.m – 7:00pm
WHO: GWS AUCTIONS, and many stars including: including The Supremes Mary Wilson, Actress Beverly Todd, actress Judy Pace and singer-songwriter Claudette Robinson, Tracey Bregman, Teresa Ganzel, Erin Murphy, among many others
WHAT: Couture and Jewelry Auction


WHERE: The Hard Rock Café Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Los Angeles, California – October 29, 2019 – It took over 30 years to make and carries over 360 hand-beaded signatures of some of Hollywood’s most fabulous leading ladies, as well as women in culture and politics– the once missing “Hollywood Graffiti Gown” is legendary, and unbelievably, no one knew where it was for almost the last decade. It was designed by Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin of the Legendary Beverly Hills based, Jeran Designs. Jerry and Randy were two of the most influential and in demand couture designers of Hollywood fashion.
Having designed for motion picture, stage, and television royalty such as the Spelling Family, and many others. The famous designers worked on numerous shows and Hollywood’s most elite stars wore their designs. Have you ever wondered who made some of Vanna White’s iconic gowns? It was Jeran Designs.

The Hollywood Graffiti Gown is as legendary as the over 360 women whose names were painstakingly hand-beaded into it. The gown took almost three decades to create. The gown was unveiled in 2004 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Ribbon of Hope event, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS awareness. The gown has traveled the world and has become a global symbol of glamour, luxury, hope, compassion and philanthropy. There is no other couture fashion gown like it in the world. Lead Auctioneer, Brigitte Kruse also expects to see some of the most sought after Hollywood stylists appearing at this event to purchase the couture gowns for the upcoming Red Carpet Award Show Season for their clients.
Celebrities and Jeran Designs devotees who will attend the auction event including The Supremes Mary Wilson, Actress Beverly Todd, actress Judy Pace and singer-songwriter Claudette Robinson. Celebrity confirmation will be updated daily . There will be two red carpet arrivals at this event the first will be at 9:30am, the second one will take place at 12:00noon. Stars from TV, Film and Music are confirming daily.

Many of the Couture Gowns up for auction will be part of a runway fashion show, with live models including several dancers who toured with Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande. The Auction and Fashion show will take place simultaneously. GWS is starting a new trend in how Couture is presented and sold at auction.

Also, $8 MILLION DOLLARS in Couture jewelry will be presented for auction including special pieces from Bulgari, Stefan Hafner, David Webb, Van Cleef and Arpels to name a few.

The Hollywood Graffiti Gown includes signatures of; Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, Dakota Fanning, Sharon Stone, Cate Blanchett, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight, Liza Minneli, Lana Turner, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth, Bette Midler, Yoko Ono, Bette Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Tippi Hedren, Stefanie Powers, Angela Lansbury, Beverly Todd, Florence Henderson, Halle Berry, Katharine Hepburn, Mother Teresa, Jacyln Smith and countless others.

Other highlights of the over 175 vast couture gown collection includes; Jeran Designs red gown worn by Dame Joan Collins on her December 1983 Playboy Magazine cover. Collins in the dazzling gown remains one of Playboy’s most iconic covers. The auction also highlights an original Jeran Designs hand-beaded black “Art Deco” gown most recently worn by The Supremes’ Mary Wilson at a red-carpet event in Hollywood.

The auction and live fashion show will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The Hard Rock Café Hollywood beginning at 10:00 a.m. and lasting until 7:00pm
Bidders can bid live on-site, by phone or online. At

Media is invited to attend a sneak peek Saturday Nov 9th at 8:00am, LIVE SHOTS WELCOMED Any interested media can contact : ROGER NEAL for details.

The Hollywood Haute Couture Collection of Jerad Designs Vault
The Hard Rock Café Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood #105, California 90028
Saturday, November 9, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to conclusion
Press invited to RSVP in advance. Interviews available on-site.

Kruse GWS Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house specializing in; Hollywood memorabilia, fine jewelry, master timepieces, Royal artifacts and luxury fashion. Founder Brigitte Kruse is the first woman auctioneer recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records and a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council. The auction house has been featured in press around the globe and has sold such notable items as Elvis Presley’s personal jet, Marilyn Monroe’s black wool dress, Marlon Brando’s watch, a Royal family diamond encrusted watch, Elvis & Priscilla Presley’s mobile home and much more. Kruse GWS Auctions offers a wide range of global experience in every phase of the auction business, including research, advertising, inventory management, security services, cataloging and sales. Providing the highest level of global customer service with a dedicated team of experts worldwide. The auction house has featured items from Marilyn Monroe, Prince, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Whitney Houston, Marlon Brando, The Beatles, and much more. The auction house has also featured icon fashion designers and extensive collections of Dalis, Picassos and Warhols.


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Indian American Film-maker Sharma's script A Dream in Frames competing in the Million Dollar AT&T Untold Stories Grant

A Dream In Frames

A Dream In Frames

Being a recipient of this grant would be a true honor and a grateful encouragement for a country of 3 Billion People. Says the Indian American Film-maker.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2019 / — Divyansh Sharma, a rising name in the Independent Film-making community is going after the Million Dollar AT&T : Untold Stories Initiative grant with his feature film script “A Dream In Frames” along with the TFI SLOAN Film-maker fund for scientific, mathematic and technological innovation themed films.

Sharma, an Indian-American multi award winning actor and director wrote A Dream in Frames to capture the struggles that an Indian actor of color like himself and many other actors from under-represented communities go through in the uphill battle of breaking into Hollywood. The script has already won a screenwriting award at Los Angeles Film Awards.

The AT&T Untold Stories Initiative will be in it’s fourth year. An aspiring filmmaker from an underrepresented community will receive a $1 million grant, gain access to mentorship from industry leaders, premiere their film at the Tribeca Film Festival, and more including the opportunity for distribution on AT&T’s video services. 

Sharma who has taken to making his own films by writing, acting and directing in them as a way to break status quo and rebrand Indians in Hollywood believes his film is a perfect candidate for such a prestigious grant.

Sharma says “A Dream in Frames fully embraces the current mindset of many aspiring creatives, but also highlights the major forces that are changing the industry in ways not seen since the introduction of television. A Dream in Frames isn’t just an underdog story about two creative artists, but a current time capsule of the state of creativity and film-making in contemporary Hollywood. Being a recipient of this grant would be a true honor and a grateful encouragement for a country of 3 Billion People.”

Since there had been talks about Sharma incorporating AI with his film-making. We asked him about the TFI SLOAN Film-maker’s fund and the technological innovation Sharma is bringing to the table. His answer didn’t disappoint. “A Dream in Frames is a flagship project of the partnership between Origins Productions and Thalamus Irwine, (a division of Poletus media) aimed at full scale integration of artificial intelligence with every facet of filmmaking, giving the creatives of a not so distant tomorrow the tools to create things in ways never possible before. This integration of AI will allow for faster editing times, reduced costs and allow for innovation to take place in the film industry with films being made and brought into light that perhaps would have just been.”

While the young film-maker is yet to have a finished feature film credit under his belt. His proven success with short films and his larger than life vision make it clear that he is perhaps one of the smartest minds working in the entertainment industry and is well on his way to be recognized as an auteur.

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Luxury Viewing Gala Screening the Oscars 2020

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Invitation Flyer for Luxury Gala 2020

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Black Tie Oscar Viewing Luxury Gala Screening the Academy Awards 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2019 / — SAMIRAS NETWORK Presents: A Star-filled night with several famous celebrities, producers, singers & artists at the luxurious Hilton Hotel in Universal City, CA. Celebrating the magic of film while screening The Oscars in Big LED Screens. Location: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608. This fabulous Extravaganza gala will Start with Red Carpet and will follow with Sushi Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks & a full- 3 course dinner, Fashion Shows, Music, Dance & After-party. A sensational entertainment experience with live performances, Silent Auction & award ceremony.

Fans will get a chance to celebrate the magic of Tinseltown in style next month with this Black Tie event. Samira’s Network proudly announces its “Oscar Viewing Gala”, Dinner & Awards show at the luxurious Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California. This glamorous event will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 and will screen live entertainment in extravagance with a celebrity filled Red Carpet, screening the Oscars, Fashion Shows, a 3 course dinner with wine, Gifting Suite and After-party.

Samira’s Network is also a full service event management firm, creating high-end customized events in exclusive venues by combining strategic branding with impeccable service, elegant design, and powerful media production. Events are masterfully designed and orchestrated down to the smallest detail to reflect the client’s vision. Whether working with a product, a charity, fashion show, an entrepreneur, a fellow event designer or a special location, our work translates into memorable experiences for clients and their guests that integrate innovative design with the finest entertainment, food, wine, cocktails and above all, customer service. Samira’s Network also airs a weekly show on International Satellite and KSCI channel 18 to a large and diverse audience. Broadcasting on channel 18, LA18 serves the nation’s second largest TV market and the largest Asian American market – the Los Angeles DMA.

One of the most influential marketing channels a business can pursue, this Gala will give you an affordable opportunity to directly meet celebrities and influencers to position your products or services as the next must-have and take your business to the next level. Our personal connections and consistent celebrity attendance record will help you develop relationships with these leaders of styles and trends. You will mix and mingle with celebrities, business owners, press, social media influencers and have the opportunity to promote your product in an exciting and effective way.

In addition to the themed event, this Gala has several amazing segments to offer. Guests will enjoy a Red Carpet with media coverage, a full-course dinner, entertainment, awards ceremony, fashion shows, music, Celebrity Gift Bag, Dance, and much more.

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Australian actor Liam Hall signs on for US TV series

Liam Hall has signed on for a slew of US projects (photo: Sally Flegg)

The ‘Arrow’ star and former face of Van Heusen will juggle a slew of American projects after finishing a successful run on the CW hit series.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2019 / — ‘Arrow’ star Liam Hall, also well-known for his work on ‘Riverdale’ and ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, has signed on for a leading role in a new series from award-winning producer Madeleine Kennedy’s production arm, Mad Lane Productions. It will shoot across an extended period. Plot details are under wraps.

The talented actor, also familiar to audiences for his modeling work with iconic Australian company Peter Alexander and Van Heusen, is also attached to the pilot ‘Prodigy’ from prolific producer Danny Siyoum and his outfit Thirteen Television. It is understood that Hall will play the lead character Blake Cromwell, and will film the Mad Lane series concurrently.

After playing the ongoing character of Ryan opposite Oscar-nominee Rachel Griffiths on the NBC series ‘Camp’, which was ironically filmed in Australia but set in the stereotypical world of an American summer-camp, Hall moved to Canada. The globe-trotting talent amassed a slew of credits while in Vancouver and worked with acclaimed filmmakers like Ry Russo-Young on ‘Before I Fall’, Ralph Hemecker (‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘Blue Bloods’) and on projects like 'Lucifer' and 'Let the Right One In'.

A talented photographer and filmmaker, Hall also enjoys an impressive social media following, buoyed by his modeling work with Clearly and consumer-favourite LuluLemon. While in the US, Hall will also work with photographer Michael Drummond on an ongoing artistic project.

Hall is represented by Play Management in Canada, and X-Division in Australia.

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With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi, Award-Winning Multimedia Show Makes Off-Broadway Debut at Theatre 80 December 5–22

With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi, Award-Winning Multimedia Show Makes Off-Broadway Debut and Celebrates the Life of Legendary Comedian John Belushi

I really liked what you did. You captured the spirit of the time. I was there for that. I loved how aggressive you made John on stage.”

— Jim Belushi

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 5, 2019 / — With a Little Help… It's John Belushi, an award-winning, multimedia production directed by Levy Lee Simon (“For the Love of Freedom,” “Bow-Wow Club”), and stars Jack Zullo ("Bell Canyon," "Epic Rap Battles of History,"), the show’s book writer and producer makes its Off-Broadway debut at Theatre 80 from December 5-22. The show takes the audience on an epic journey of John's 12-year rise to entertainment icon status complete with live music, videos, and heartfelt Belushi-inspired sweat. A percentage of the show's proceeds will benefit Gilda's Club and The Comedians Assistance Fund.

"Zullo’s performance is an honest portrayal of Belushi, not an imitation. I think the essence of the man is the most important thing that needs to come across," said Levy Lee Simon, With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi director.

Jack Zullo is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, and filmmaker, born in Manhattan and raised on Long Island, New York. He won the Producer's Award for "Live From the Grave…It's John Belushi!" (the original title of With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi) at The 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival while playing the title role.

“I was always intrigued by John growing up and realized that no one had done a theatrical narrative about his life. I spent two years researching, then another two years writing a spec feature film script which morphed into this show,” said Jack Zullo, With a Little Help… It's John Belushi star, book writer, and producer. “Having Jim [Belushi] see and like the show really validated the work for me."

Zullo also currently serves as the Improv/ Sketch Outreach & Performance Workshop Coordinator at WeMakeMovies. He is stage trained by Sondra Lee (contemporary stage method), The Actor's Gang (The Style), improv taught by Keith Johnstone, Groundings (I, II). He is a Westside Comedy graduate, plus a litany of on-camera workshops, and has also appeared in hit comedy sketch shows "Friendly Neighbors" and "Bathroom Talk.”

Zullo leads a dynamic and versatile cast, including Keith Saltojanes (National Lampoon), Samantha Jane Gurewitz (UCB), and Stephanie LeHane ("Shame Of Thrones: The Musical") with the live music of acclaimed musicians, Crazy Tomes Band providing the beat and the backbone. The lighting design is by Alex Moore.

The entire pre-preproduction of the show, highlighting the creative and production process, is being filmed as a documentary by We Make Movies© award-winning filmmaker Eric Michael Kochmer.

With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi runs from December 5 through December 22 at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003. Tickets are $30-$40 and are available via Shows are Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm & 10 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm.

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Veteran Powered Film “Tango Down” Releasing Worldwide November 8th Through Distributor VIDI.SPACE

the official poster for the film Tango Down

Tango Down Official Poster

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A behind the scenes shot of Tango Down filming in Replier Park (photo by Van Booth)

Behind the Scenes of Tango Down – Photo by Van Booth

Produced by Silver Rose Entertainment and written by USMC Veterans, the film will launch with a live streamed premiere at 10pm Eastern on November 8th, 2019.

We try to employ veterans in everything we do. We invite them to be a part of the cast and crew, so that they can tell stories and make movies, and hopefully heal through the arts.”

— Julia Ling

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 4, 2019 / — The film “Tango Down,” produced by Micah Haughey and Julia Ling, through their production company Silver Rose Entertainment (SRE Studios), has been picked up for distribution by the online streaming platform VIDI.SPACE. Written by USMC veterans Rick Swift and Andrew Dorsett, “Tango Down” is the first film from SRE Studios’ Veteran Powered Films initiative.

VIDI.SPACE will release the film this Friday. The launch will include a live streaming event at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern. The live streaming premiere allows fans to watch the film with cast and crew and engage them via a chat room that will be available concurrent with the film. VIDI.SPACE has worldwide rights to distribute “Tango Down,” which will be available for rental, purchase, or Video on Demand to VIDI.SPACE subscribers. It will also be on Amazon Prime under the VIDI.SPACE channel.

“I’m excited to work with VIDI.SPACE to distribute Tango Down,” says Micah Haughey. “Elizabeth truly cares about the filmmakers and understands the importance of providing a user-friendly digital streaming experience.” On VIDI.SPACE, “Tango Down” will include extra features such as behind-the-scenes videos, deleted scenes and more. “The online platform they’ve created acts as a digital Blu-Ray, allowing us to include extra videos, photos, audio, or whatever else we want,” Micah added.

“Tango Down” is directed by Roger S. Christiansen, whose credits include Friends, Hannah Montana, and iCarly. Julia Ling (Chuck, Studio 60) and Ryan Stuart (Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy) star as two fiercely loyal Marines who must reconcile their new distrust of each other after a botched mission in Afghanistan comes back to haunt them years after they’ve returned to civilian life.

The mission of Veteran Powered Films is to help fight suicide, anxiety, and other issues that veterans face – through filmmaking. “We try to employ veterans in everything we do. We invite them to be a part of the cast and crew, so that they can tell stories and make movies, and hopefully heal through the arts. Through this process, we are creating a community where veterans can come together and connect with like-minded folks, and inspire each other,” said Julia Ling.

Simultaneously, these veterans get to work alongside civilians in a professional setting, which the team believes is vital to helping to prevent veteran suicide. “There seems to be a disconnect between civilian and veteran. Civilians don’t understand veterans, and veterans don’t feel they belong in the civilian world, so some veterans start to isolate themselves, which can lead to the problems of depression, or worse,” says Julia. Through Veteran Powered Films, the team hopes to bridge that gap between civilian and veteran.

VIDI.SPACE founder and CEO Elizabeth Saint created the platform specifically with independent filmmakers in mind. There is a VIDI.SPACE app available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire.

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Scottie Jeanette Madden Launches National Tour to Promote Her New Cookbook "RECKLASS IN THE KITCHEN”

Recklass In The Kitchen… Scottie Jeanette Madden

Scottie Jeanette Madden Author, Showrunner, Chef

National Book Tour With Scottie Jeanette Madden = Recklass In The Kitchen

Scottie Jeanette Madden's new cookbook "Recklass In The Kitchen a year of light, laughter & love…oh, and food!" chronicles a thirty-two year love story.

“I'm hoping to inspire the "home cook" It's not about the latest gadget as all good home cooks know – it's about cooking from your heart.
Love is the most important ingredient!””

— Scottie Jeanette Madden

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 4, 2019 / — ZUZUBEAN Press is delighted to announce that author Scottie Jeanette Madden ("Getting Back to Me”: from girl to boy to woman in just fifty years) will launch her national book-tour this month in Silicon Valley to talk about her new cookbook chronicling a thirty-two year love story, Recklass In The Kitchen a year of light, laughter & love…oh, and food!

“I'm hoping to inspire the "home cook" – American cooking right now is lead by the commercial food networks – just look at the glut of food blogs that are trying to emulate what we see on TV. But real cooking, keeping your home on track as you try to celebrate life is really what it's all about. It's not about the latest gadget as all good home cooks know – it's about cooking from your heart.
Love is the most important ingredient!”

With this as the central core of the Madden home, Scottie Jeanette describes the "Recklass Kitchen" (a philosophy, strategy, and religion all rolled into one) through a year of dinner parties & holiday celebrations (with both unique spins on classic recipes and bold, inventive dishes) from the home of one of the greatest love stories ever lived.

Mrs. Madden lays it all out in 13 months of menus and recipes that run from elegant holiday treats and dinners to backyard bar-b-ques and everything in between, with humor, warmth and the accompanying pathos of life.

Scottie Jeanette’s Recklass Coast to Coast Book Junket begins November 9rh, in Silicon Valley. Next she’s on the East Coast where she’ll appear at NYC’s the Bureau on November 14th at 7 pm and at The Writer’s Guild Of America on November 21st at 7 pm.

On December 6th she’s back on the West Coast at Tough Cookies in Seattle with The Growler Guys at 7 pm and on December 7th see her at Adrice Wines in Woodinville, WA. On December 14th join Scottie Jeanette in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country at Tough Cookies in Stumptown, Guerneville. December 15th at 5 pm she’ll be at Recklass In Wine Country at Martinelli Winery in Windsor, CA.

Finally on December 21st don’t miss A Recklass Christmas in LA LA Land at 5pm with Chef Extraordinaire Chandra Gilbert and Christmas Carols by the Transgender Chorus of Los Angeles. This evening is a Benefit for TCLA & Western Justice Center. Chef Gilbert will prepare Scottie Jeanette’s Holiday Menu.

We could not have said it any better than this review by Melissa, on Amazon: “Recklass in the Kitchen is so much more than a cookbook. Scottie writes like she cooks—with equal parts of style, honesty, drama and whimsy. She bares her soul in the kitchen and on the page, sometimes hilariously, sometimes gut-wrenchingly. While she takes us along for a year’s worth of decadent and delightful culinary celebrations, she is also offering us an intimate look into a year in her transition. I will always find inspiration in this woman’s creativity, resilience, and heart.”

Where and When:

Silicon Valley – November 9th, 2019
Nov. 9, 2019 – Silicon Valley location tbd – By Invitation Only!

New York City – November 14th and 21st, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019 – 7PM – Recklass @ “the Bureau – New York, NY
Nov. 21, 2019 – 7PM – Recklass @ The Writer’s Guild Of America – New York

Seattle – December 6th & 7th, 2019
Dec. 6, 2019 – 7PM – Tough Cookies in Seattle – The Growler Guys – Seattle
Dec. 7, 2019- 5PM – 7PM – Adrice Wines – Woodinville, WA

Sonoma Wine Country – December 14th and 15th, 2019
Dec. 14, 2019 – 7PM – Tough Cookies in Stumptown – Guerneville, CA
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Los Angeles Holiday Dinner – December 21, 2019
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Source: EIN Presswire Debuts Affordable, Fast Transcription for Adobe Premiere Pro brings fast, affordable transcription to Adobe Premiere Pro - launching at Adobe MAX 2019 brings fast, affordable transcription to Adobe Premiere Pro – launching at Adobe MAX 2019

ascribe is AI-powered transcription, under $2/hr, accessed from a free panel for Adobe's Premiere Pro editor. It makes video and audio media more searchable.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 4, 2019 / — At the Adobe® MAX Conference, axle ai is launching, a breakthrough in affordability for AI-driven transcription of videos. In keeping with Adobe MAX’s theme of Creativity For All, ascribe is axle ai’s first product to feature a freemium pricing model. is available from the Adobe Exchange Application Marketplace and from the website at no charge, and includes one hour of free transcription of video content on registration. Subscriptions begin at $4.95 per month for 2.5 hours of transcription ($1.98 per hour), and even lower per-hour prices in larger quantities. Languages supported in the initial release are English (both American and British dialects), Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Korean.

Rather than sending the entire video file to be transcribed, creates an audio-only file that it quickly uploads in the background, obtaining and displaying the transcript as well as pushing all relevant markers to the timeline in Adobe Premiere@ Pro, the industry leader in video editing. The whole process happens faster than realtime; each minute of footage can be transcribed and results returned to Premiere in as little as 10 seconds. Transcribed text appears as markers in the Premiere Pro timeline, as well as in sidecar XMP files made by which contain the transcripts. Users also have the option of exporting an industry-standard SRT or VTT file with the transcript as well. uses the same axle Speech services used by the company’s industry-leading axle ai 2019 media management system for small and midsize video teams. However, unlike axle ai 2019, the software is free and no centralized database or shared network storage is required. runs directly on any Mac or Windows system running Adobe Premiere Pro and connects with axle ai’s Speech cloud service via nearly any connection to perform the transcription.

Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle AI, said “Since our company was founded in 2012, we’ve made it our mission to bring the power of video search to an ever-wider group of creative teams. Now, with, we’re taking it to a whole new level – the broader universe of freelancers and videographers who may work on their own, or on distributed teams. While these folks may not need our higher-end solutions yet, we thought it would be a great opportunity to make the power of AI-driven transcription available to everyone.

“We’ve been working on the technologies behind for several months, including our axle Speech cloud service and the axle ai User Portal that manages subscriptions. Adobe is focusing on Creativity for All at this year’s Adobe MAX; we thought the timing was ideal, and great timing for us to roll out this new product which meets the needs of millions of Adobe Creative Cloud users, not only video teams who have had the benefit of our technology on their corporate networks."

"Premiere Pro is the industry leader for editing everything from feature films, TV series and beyond,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe Video. “ makes fast and efficient AI-driven transcription of videos accessible to all Adobe Premiere Pro users.”

Pricing and Availability

The free panel is available immediately from the ascribe website (, and soon from the Adobe Exchange Application Marketplace. Each instance includes free transcription of 1 hour of video/audio or audio-only content; subscriptions begin at $4.95 per month for 2.5 hours of transcription ($1.98 per hour), and even lower per-hour prices in larger quantities. Additional hours can be purchased from axle ai’s User Portal in blocks of 10 hours ($19.00) and 100 hours ($170.00). These prices, made possible by axle’s AI-powered axle Speech cloud service, compare very favorably with prices of other transcription services which range from several dollars per hour, to up to $1.00 or more per minute. Languages supported in the initial release are English (both American and British dialects), Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Korean. More languages will be supported in the future.


About axle ai

axle ai ( is the recognized leader in developing radically simple media management software. Its solutions have helped over 550 media organizations improve the way they create, share and store digital video content with media management solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. axle’s radically simple media management uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle’s software was recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle ai’s recently introduced connectr™ software offers a powerful tool for scripting media workflows, driven by a graphical front end with connect-the-blocks visualization. axle ai, Inc. is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in the video industry. Investors include Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH accelerator and Quake Capital. Learn more at and

MAX: A Celebration of Digital Creativity and Innovation

MAX 2019 brings together some of the world’s most innovative and prolific creatives to share their stories with more than 15,000 people at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with hundreds of thousands more watching online. This year, MAX will feature musician Billie Eilish with Takashi Murakami who collaborated on Eilish’s animation-packed “you should see me in a crown” music video, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan, renowned photographer David LaChapelle and visual artist Shantell Martin. Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney hosts this year’s MAX Sneaks – a preview of technology innovation brewing in Adobe Research. The conference can be livestreamed at starting on Monday, November 4 at 9 a.m. PT and on Tuesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. PT.

Contact: Katy Scott
axle ai, Inc.

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axle ai, Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire