Acquchat NYC Blockchain & Media Fireside Chat Livestream Broadcast

Acquchat's First Fireside Chat Event!

Meet with Media and Blockchain companies to discuss funding opportunities for your projects!

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, November 20, 2018 / — Are you a Blockchain Project or Media Producer with an innovative concept or story to develop groundbreaking content? Do you have what it takes to be the next great Blockchain Startup or Media Producer in this new age of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual Reality, IoT… We want to help you change the world!

AcquChat welcomes Blockchain & Media Startups to join us at our next Blockchain & Media Fireside Chat Broadcast December 11 in NYC. This Fireside Chat is focused on Blockchain & Media Projects. The Blockchain & Media Producer Fireside Chat Broadcast offers Blockchain Projects & Media Producers sound advise with Top Media Industry speakers at the Fireside Chat Live broadcast with Q & A.



TATIANA MOROZ – Founder Tatiana Coin

JOHN SLYUSAREV- Managing Partner SMC Capital

MONIKA PROFFITT – Blockchain Writer


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Someday at Christmas | Oliver Richman

Oliver Richman

After Performing ‘One Little Christmas Tree’ Live with Stevie Wonder Eight Years Ago, Oliver Richman Takes on Another Motown Standard Written by Ron Miller

LOS ANGELES , U.S., November 20, 2018 / — Multi-talented 18-year-old singer/actor Oliver Richman ( releases a stunning rendition of his late grandfather, Ron Miller's holiday classic, "Someday at Christmas." The song is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and YouTube.

The powerful, piano-only ballad was written by Oliver's late iconic grandfather, Ron Miller, who penned standards such as, "For Once in My Life," "Touch Me in the Morning," "A Place in the Sun,” "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday," "Heaven Help Us All," "I've Never Been to Me," "If I Could,” “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time” (co-written by Oliver’s maternal grandmother, Aurora Miller), and many more.

Originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967 for his one and only same-titled Christmas album, "Someday at Christmas" has also been covered by numerous other artists such as the Jackson 5, LeAnn Rimes, Mary J. Blige, Pearl Jam, Mario, Jackie Evancho and Justin Bieber. "Someday at Christmas" was also featured as the “Best Christmas song of all time” in the recent film release, “Love, Simon,” and was chosen by Apple in recent years for its holiday message to the world which included a 90-second ad starring Andra Day and Stevie Wonder.

The new recording was produced by Oliver's mother, singer/songwriter/producer Lisa Dawn Miller ( and is the first release from her new record label, LDM Music. “I wanted to record this as a piano-only ballad because my father’s lyrics are so meaningful,” Miller said. “In many ways, the song is more profound today than ever before. Oliver has such a rare pathos and sensitivity in his voice which really captures his grandfather’s message. With an amazing song and an incredible voice, you don’t need more than that. I wanted the song to be received in its purest form, so I gave it to the best singer I know. My father would be so proud of his grandson.”

At just 10 years old, Oliver was personally invited by Stevie Wonder to share the stage and sing “One Little Christmas Tree” at the Nokia Theatre (now the Microsoft Theater) for his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert, where he received a standing ovation from more than 7,500 people. Oliver is now a freshman at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Oliver’s prior releases include his grandfather’s classics, “For Once in My Life – Special 50th Anniversary Edition,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “Will I Still Be Me,” and “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time.” He also released several other songs including several penned by his mother, “You and I,” “Rise” “Believe,” “Today” and “The Diagramming Club.”

Lisa has written and/or produced other holiday recordings for the Miller-family catalogue such as “A Miracle,” "A Christmas Truce," We'll Always Have Christmas Eve," "A New Year" and “Celebrate Me Home.” She recently launched her own publishing company, LDM Publishing ( and is currently developing a new musical about the life of her father entitled, “For Once in my Life."

Oliver first appeared in the critically-acclaimed show, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” as “Young Frank Sinatra” at age 10. At 9 years old, Oliver released, “Defying Gravity,” his first music video. At 13 years old, he released a piano-only ballad of Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me.”

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TV personality, actress, attorney, legal analyst Kelly Hyman joins Franklin D. Azar & Associates

Kelly Hyman

I am excited to be joining the firm and helping the firm grow its practice.”

— Kelly Hyman

DENVER, CO, USA, November 20, 2018 / — Kelly Hyman Joins Franklin D. Azar & Associates. Kelly Hyman emphasis is in the areas of class action and mass tort litigation.

Prior to joining Franklin D. Azar & Associates, Attorney Kelly Hyman represented clients in a class action and was on its discovery committee. Kelly Hyman also has extensive experience in mass tort litigation, having represented hundreds of claimants in claims and individual actions filed in state and federal courts involving transvaginal mesh, tobacco litigation, and water contamination.

Kelly Hyman is a member of, the Colorado Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Bar, and the Washington D.C. Bar, She is also a proud graduate of AAJ’s leadership academy. Ms. Hyman is a member of American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) and participates in the Women’s Caucus Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

From 2017-2018, Kelly Hyman served as President of the Palm Beach Federal Bar Association and is currently the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Colorado Federal Bar Association.

Kelly Hyman was raised by her mother in New York City and Southern California. Kelly Hyman previously worked as a model and actress, appearing in numerous television shows, movies, off-Broadway plays, and commercials. While studying for her undergraduate degree, Kelly served as a White House Intern with the Office of Presidential Inquiries.

Kelly Hyman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Communications and received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. After graduating from the University of Florida, she clerked for the Honorable Brian Sandoval, now the Governor of Nevada, when he was a United States District Court Judge.

Mrs. Hyman has lectured at numerous seminars and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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4th Annual Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Symposium Returns to NYC

An Evening Featuring In-Depth Conversations with Master Filmmakers Set for December 5th

We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.”

— Jason Banke

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2018 / — Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway. This year’s event showcases some of the industry’s leading cinematographers behind worldwide hit TV shows including “Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Westworld”; pioneers of cinematic production on classics such as “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”; and cinematographers that shot award-winning documentaries “Strong Island,” “Finding 52,” “Mad Hot Ballroom,” and “RBG.” Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with top gear companies including ZEISS, Adorama, Shutterstock, Padcaster, and other partners at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by ZEISS. Executive Producer Jason Banke comments, “Each year we strive to bring the most talented and innovative artists to the New York community of filmmakers and DP’s. We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.” Banke adds, “We wouldn’t be able to throw this year-end educational event without the support of our generous partners.”

This year’s line-up features cinematographers Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Affair”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”), Claudia Raschke (“RBG,” “Mad Hot Ballroom”), Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”), Moderator David Leitner (Director & Cinematographer), Moderator Hugo Perez (Director, Producer), and Moderator Tony Wisniewski (ZEISS, Marketing Manager).

“Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” opens its doors on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Limited seating left, discounted tickets here: Cost includes tickets to all panels and networking party with an open bar, hors-d'oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.
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Tito Ortiz Super-Fight Ticket Sales Are Strong, Says Oscar De La Hoya

Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz

The fight on November 24th is expected to be a sellout when walk-ups are included. A strong pay-per-view showing on Fite TV is also anticipated.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2018 / — The upcoming match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell has brought in strong ticket sales for Golden Boy Promotions’ MMA debut. Oscar De La Hoya currently estimates The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., being 70 percent sold. “The price points are perfect for this type of fight, and fans are coming out and supporting it,” says De La Hoya, “everywhere I go, they talk about… Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell.”

The fight on November 24th is expected to be a sellout when walk-ups are included. A strong pay-per-view showing on Fite TV is also anticipated, meaning the event will overall be very profitable.

The stated goal for the event is to give Ortiz (19-12-1) and Liddell (21-8) the biggest paydays of their careers. De La Hoya says that he has always attempted to compensate athletes fairly.

“I want to see how (Nov. 24) turns out. I want to see if the card turns out good. I want to see what the PPV numbers are. I want to see if Chuck and Tito were happy the way I promoted them. And then we’ll take it from there.”

Ortiz and Liddell, long-time rivals, had their first match in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2004. Liddell defeated Ortiz with a knockout punch in round two of the fight. Their second match took place again in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2006. This time, Liddell beat Ortiz in round three with a technical knockout (TKO). The upcoming match on November 24th will be the first time Liddell steps into the ring in eight years. As for Ortiz, this will be his first right in nearly two years, but the mixed martial arts fighter says that he feels ready for the challenge.

“I believe this fight will be a war,” says Tito Ortiz, “Liddell looks like he’s in great shape. This will be the battle of the year, but after the smoke settles my hand will be raised!”

If the rivals wish to extend their comebacks, they’ll need to strike a new deal with Golden Boy. De La Hoya said the profit-sharing contract for the Nov. 24 event is a one-fight deal.

“I’m thankful for Oscar De La Hoya promoting this fight and Chuck for calling me out wanting a rematch,” concludes Ortiz. “On November 24th, I will show Chuck and my fans my skill and ferocity in the cage once again.”

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Vietnam Veteran's Memoir, “Striking Eight Bells” Wins Richter Publishing’s “Best Overall Book Award” for 2018

Author of “Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir.”

George Trowbridge author of Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir, won the Award for Best Overall Book of 2018 for Richter Publishing.

LARGO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2018 / — Richter Publishing located in Clearwater, Florida based the Award on a combination of factors including overall book sales, most inspirational story, author’s writing style and best book cover design.

Striking Eight Bells focuses on George’s story on board a U.S. Navy destroyer during the closing period of the Vietnam War. Formerly an Iowa farm boy, George had been married less than a year when his draft number was about to come up for military service. Rather than escape the draft, George decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy and travel across the globe to fight in America’s most unpopular war.

Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir was released on February 21, 2018 by Richter Publishing. In his book, Trowbridge describes leaving his wife and new born behind, along with his idyllic Midwestern life, George entered an accelerated training program and was promptly assigned to USS Rich (DD 820), a World War II era destroyer, called a “tin can” by sailors. Soon, he and his crew found themselves thrown into the chaos of battle as they patrolled the infamous Gulf of Tonkin.

On the other side of the world from their families, the crew members were forced to make the most of their situation aboard the cramped destroyer. They were subjected to everything from the heat of the Pacific to deadly typhoons that threatened to sink them all.

Many readers, sailors and history buffs alike agree that in Striking Eight Bells, George transports you through time and space, until you feel like you’re sitting right there beside him. You will feel every roll of the ship, taste every bland meal, and hear every blast of the artillery shells being launched into the murky jungle of Vietnam. Read as comedic moments of brotherhood quickly turn into battle as enemy shells crash into the water and explode around their “tin can.”

In a world filled with books about ground forces in Vietnam, read a refreshing first-hand account about a side of the war that has rarely been told.

“Striking Eight Bells,” can be purchased at Books, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, eBooks and anywhere books are sold.

About George Trowbridge – George retired from the U.S. Navy in 1992. He sailed for several years as a Merchant Marine Officer on board various commercial merchant vessels. His experiences working on board merchant vessels prompted him to become a training provider for the maritime industry. George has founded two maritime training institutions and has managed two other similar institutions in the Gulf of Mexico region. He has also authored numerous books on various topics like ship navigation technologies and leadership skills for officers. George currently resides in Largo, Florida.

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Eminent TED Speaker and bestselling author Dr Jawahar Surisetti attributes his acclaim to Bollywood

TED Talk by Dr Jawahar Surisetti

Globally acclaimed author , speaker , Innovator popularly known as the Think Professor attributes his fame and popularity to bollywood films

Bollywood is my Guru and I pay my gurudakshina at the theatres every weekend ”

— Dr Jawahar Surisetti

RAIPUR , CHHATTISGARH , INDIA, November 18, 2018 / — Globally known as the Think Professor, Dr Jawahar Surisetti wears many hats at the same time . He is a widely acclaimed TED Speaker , author of two international bestsellers , innovator and psychologist. But little known fact is that for the last 34 years he has not missed watching any Bollywood film that was released in all these years that too only on big screen. He draws inspiration from these films and uses them in real life situations as well as his talks .
Dr Jawahar says that his success and his ability to connect to the quarter million youth that he connects too every year through the UN tours and other expeditions is because of the Bollywood films . A movie buff since childhood , his is a typical zero to hero story much like a film itself . His talks and advisory assignments keep him travelling 15 days a month and his itinerary remains fixed 90 days in advance . But he makes sure that he comes home every weekend and watches every movie released on Friday. The planning of the weekend is done a week before with the movie hopping planned meticulously to be able to find breaks for meals . The whole family goes for the movies . On festive seasons , the number of releases go up so Sundays are packed with four movies and if there are some still left they are taken care of on Saturday late evening after work.
The passion or craziness is to the extent that he does not eliminate watching any movie based on bad reviews, goes and watches them with equal attention on screen .
He says that Bollywood films are his gurus and he pays gurudakshina till date to his gurus for the growth and acclaim that he has received . He is an ardent fan of Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi but also appreciates the work of the current lot too. He has created the program “Management Matinee” which uses Bollywood to explain management principles to graduates of IIMs and other premier institutions. His analysis of Bollywood also made him invent BAAP ratings , a new scientific ranking for actors and films which eliminates the chances of fluke by a complex algorithm. He also undertakes social innovations like Think Curriculum, MyBeti , Youth Talks , Think for India , etc with the help of youth thereby generating employment and entrepreneurship.
Dr Jawahar has been proclaimed the Man of the Year by the US state twice , Social Education leader by BBC Knowledge and also one of the top 24 leaders to look out for in 2018-19 by Indian Express. But in all his busy schedules he manages time for his Bollywood sojourns every weekend .

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Jessica Meuse Video Honored At Multiple Film Festivals

Jessica Meuse | © L.A. Entertainment, Inc.

I’m proud and excited that "Love Her Better" is being recognized at these festivals.”

— Jessica Meuse

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 16, 2018 / — The music video “Love Her Better” by Jessica Meuse has garnished honors at multiple film festivals this year. The Nevada International Film Festival just announced the release as a 2018 Platinum Reel Award Winner, while the video has also been an Official Selection at both the Great Lakes Film Festival and Laughlin International Film Festival.

Directed by Jim Ervin and written by Meuse, the video was filmed in the Maldives while Jessica was performing a number of concerts there. It premiered in November 2017 at Children’s Cancer Association’s Bedstock Festival, as part of #GivingTuesday. "I’m proud and excited that 'Love Her Better’ is being recognized at these festivals,” commented Meuse. "It was created for such a wonderful cause by CCA and I’m elated that the music is resonating with so many people!"

“Love Her Better” is part of Jessica’s new 15-song album, “Halfhearted,” which was just released this fall. The album hit Top 10 on iTunes Country Albums and has already amassed over 2.5 million song streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music services. Meuse’s songwriting represents the life, loves, and breakups that she has endured. It demonstrates the heartfelt dedication that has always driven her to succeed both personally and professionally.

Currently, Jessica's first radio single from the album, “Thank God It Didn’t Work,” is being promoted at country stations nationally. The video of the song on Facebook has been viewed over 1 million times, it has been an Apple Music Country Hot Track, added to numerous high-profile playlists, and has also just hit the Mediabase Top 100 Country Radio Station Chart.

“Thank God It Didn’t Work is easily relatable to folks everywhere who have been faced with challenges in their life and then looked back later grateful that they didn’t work out,” notes Meuse. “Initially, I auditioned for The Voice, but not one of the judges turned around. I was crushed. But, had I known that less than a year later I’d make Top 4 on American Idol, I wouldn’t have worried so much about it.”

Jessica Meuse is touring throughout the coming year in support of her album. On a personal note, she is a fitness buff and brand ambassador for various products who dedicates time to raising awareness about Domestic Violence, Cyberbullying, St. Jude, and Children’s Cancer Association.

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Toni Morrison in “Foreigner’s Home”

Opening Night Film “Timeless, a Virgin Islands Love story”

kofi Annan in “Kofi Annan’s Suspended Dream”

The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors, directors and producers all over the world, runs from Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 9”

— Black Press USA

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 / — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 26th anniversary from Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 with a total of 61 films from 40 countries including 27 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in five venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University, Cinema Village, Riverside Church, The Dwyer Cultural Center and MIST Harlem.

Some titles come directly from important national and international film festivals such as Sundance, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, FESPACO, Cannes, Slamdance and Berlinale. Some of the films celebrate the contribution of men and women who have resisted and succeeded in affecting major changes in society. Films featuring Miriam Makeba, Sandra Bland, C.L.R. James, Errol Barrow, and Nobel Prize winners Dr. Denis Mukwege, Kofi Annan and Toni Morrison are part of the ADIFF 2018 line-up.

Opening Night film TIMELESS, A VIRGIN ISLANDS LOVE STORY travels in time from 19th Century Ghana to the modern day Caribbean. It is the story of Ajuwa, a Ghanaian warrior, who loses her soulmate to the slave trade; their souls reunite in contemporary US Virgin Islands.

Closing Night film MUSLIMAH'S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE is a comedy of manners about Muslimah Muhammad, a twenty-something African-American orthodox Muslim woman who lives in Inglewood, CA and has seven days and fourteen hours left in her Iddah (Muslim separation) before she will officially be divorced from her cheating husband.


*HARLEM LEGACY by Shushana Dubreil and Genesis Tuyuc (World Premiere, USA, 2018, 26mins).
A film that follows two middle schoolers from P.S 161 Pedro Albizu Campos Middle School, who defy both academic barriers and racial stereotypes through the “rigorous academic sport of debate”.

*FREEDOM OF THE WOLF by Rupert Russell (NY Premiere, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Usa, 2017, 89mins). Democracy is in crisis. A new generation of elected leaders are dismantling freedom and democracy as we know it. Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an epic investigation into this new regime of illiberal democracy.

*KINSHASA MKAMBO by Dieudo Hamadi (Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar, Switzerland, 2018, 75 mins). Follows young activists who fight for change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

*MINGA AND THE BROKEN SPOON by Clay Edou (Cameroun, 2017, 80mins). A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena.

*BLACK MEXICANS / LA NEGRADA by Jorge Perez Solano (Mexico, 2017, 100mins). BLACK MEXICANS / LA NEGRADA is the first Mexican feature film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca.

*KOFI ANNAN'S SUSPENDED DREAM by Vasselin Pascal (France, Ghana, USA, 2018, 52mins). Two times UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan talks about himself in an exclusive interview.

*EL JAIDA by Selma Baccar (Tunisia, 2017, 104mins). Eight months before the Independence of Tunisia, four women meet at a prison for women called Dar Joued.

*NO SHADE by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (UK, 2018, 104mins). Told through the prism of love, relationships, dating and marriage, No Shade provides a raw perspective on the issue of colorism.

*SHAIHU UMAR by Adamu Halilu (Nigeria, 1976, 142mins). Newly restored copy. Set in northern Nigeria towards the end of the 19th century, Shaihu Umar starts with a discussion between Islamic students and their renowned teacher, the wise man Shaihu Umar.

*A DAY FOR WOMEN (YOUM LEL SETAT) by Kamla Abu Zeki (Egypt, 2016, 110mins). A new swimming pool opens in a poor Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays are reserved for women.

*THEY HAD A DREAM (LE RÊVE FRANÇAIS) by Christian Faure (France, 2017, 2x90mins). THEY HAD A DREAM tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupian families to reveal hidden and obscure aspects of French society.

*ELLEN: THE ELLEN PAKKIES STORY by Selma Baccar (Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, 2018, 123mins). Based on true events, ELLEN tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son – a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.

*LAST LIFE AKA RISE AGAIN by Michael Phillip Edwards (USA, 2018, 82mins). The story of three American spirits as they inhabit 16 different characters moving through America's racial history from the birth of the nation to the present.

*SINGLEVILLE by Mary McCallum (USA, 2018, 73mins). Singledom sucks for three feisty ladies with stories to tell and male egos to skewer in this raucously funny mockumentary that boasts an all-female cast.

For more information about the 26th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive the complete line up, screeners and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail Festival web site:

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

The 26th Annual New York African Diaspora International Film Festival is made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; The Harlem Community Development Corporation, the New York City Council in the Arts; The International Organization Of La Francophonie New York, New York City Council Member Bill Perkins; the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC, the United States Virgin Islands Film Office, Manhattan Cultural Tourism Grant and WBAI. ADIFF is a proud member of the Harlem Arts Alliance.

Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as THE TRACKER by Rolf de Heer (Australia), KIRIKOU & THE SORCERESS by Michel Ocelot (France), GOSPEL HILL by Giancarlo Esposito

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Betting Odds Released for Potential Oscars Hosts of 2019 Academy Awards

My wishful thinking for host would be Will Ferrell at +1100 odds. The show would be hilarious without having to rely on politics to try and draw some laughs.”

— Raphael Esparza

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED_STATES, November 14, 2018 / — Famed expert sports handicapper Raphael Esparza continues to make a name for himself outside the realm of sports with his betting predictions covering events in the world of entertainment and pop culture.

Working in conjunction with MyBookie online sports book and Doc’s Sports Service as a recognized leader in sports handicapping, some of his recent prop bet predictions have covered the Mega Millions Lottery record-breaking jackpot as well as the next actor to play Batman. Recently, he posted his betting prediction for which personality from the world of entertainment will get the nod to host next year’s 91st Academy Awards set for Sunday, Feb. 24.

Esparza left no stone unturned with a grocery list of 22 possible choices, starting with Ellen DeGeneres as a +250 favorite and ending with Oprah Winfrey at long 500-1 betting odds. You could also place a bet on the Field at +900, but the odds posted at MyBookie for this prop did cover all the relevant players lining up to fill the role.

Interestingly enough, he did cross names such as Justin Timberlake, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Billy Crystal, Melissa McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Jerry Seinfeld off the list since they have already taken themselves out of the running, according to Hollywood rumors. Even though Jimmy Kimmel is listed as a +350 second-favorite after hosting the Oscars the past two years, Esparza highly doubts he will be back due to other rumors citing a heavy workload.

According to the expert handicapper, the Academy may be looking to go in a new direction to stay away from politically incorrect jokes. In a direct quote from the post he added, “My theory is that they should go with someone who is charismatic, a comedian, and someone who has connection in the move/television industry.”

He also went on to state, “I can guarantee everybody will agree with me to take politics out of the format. Let’s just laugh, cry, and have a good night watching who brings home the Oscar Trophy.”

As far as some actual picks, he is going chalk with Ellen DeGeneres as his top prediction given her ability to fit the bill after garnering some very high ratings for hosting the 2014 Academy Awards. If you are looking for a value pick at longer odds, Jimmy Fallon at +700 and Ricky Gervais at +1300 topped that list.

When asked about his personal choice to host the 2019 Oscars, Esparza mentioned, “My wishful thinking for host would be Will Ferrell at +1100 odds. The show would be hilarious without having to rely on politics to try and draw some laughs.”

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