Day: February 1, 2018

Selections at HollyWeb Festival Include Allison Janney, Eric Roberts, Richard Hatch

Los Angeles, CA, February 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– HollyWeb Festival, taking place at AMC Universal CityWalk on April 5-8, announced its Official Selections today. The festival will feature 100 independent digital works from 14 countries and featuring performers such as Allison Janney (Break a Hip), Wesley Taylor (Indoor Boys) and Eric Roberts (That Was New York). The festival, now in its eighth year, is dedicated to bringing digital content to the mainstream. Included in the selections are works from seasoned veterans such as a new animated series from AFI Best Animated Short Winner Steve Baker, with This is Desmondo Ray!, and from first-time writer-directors like Cassidy Davis with Adulting. Selected digital series and digital shorts include Teenagers, starring Degrassi alum Chloe Rose and Raymond Ablack, and Personal Space, which reunites Battlestar Galactica actors Nicki Clyne and the late Richard Hatch as astronauts whose personal therapy sessions are broadcast to the world. The series also features Star Trek alum Tim Russ. The writing and producing team behind Pretty Little Liars puts Brendan Robinson on screen again in Twentyfiveish, and long-time character actor Julian Richings appears in Fare Trade. Speaking of the diverse subjects included in this year’s selections, Festival Director Jennifer Doherty notes, “It’s thrilling to see such unique ideas that don’t otherwise get enough attention on the big screen.” Selections put the spotlight on the transgender community in Israel, go...

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AQC Industries’ The BlueDuct® Featured at the 2017 Big 5 Expo

Roseville, MN, February 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– The BlueDuct Returns to the Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai, UAE. AQC Industries, Inc. (AQC) the leading manufacturer and innovator of The BlueDuct®, attended the Big 5 Exhibition (Big 5) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The BlueDuct has been featured at the past two Big 5 expositions. In 2016, AQC attended the show with their partner rep firm Protech Electromech Solutions (Protech). The BlueDuct was introduced with a soft approach to gauge interest for the opportunity to utilize in the Middle East. In 2017, in conjunction with their partner Protech, The BlueDuct was fully represented and received great enthusiasm from the engineering community. Protech, located out of the Dubai, featured The BlueDuct product in their booth. AQC was thrilled to be a part of the largest construction event in the Middle East. It provided great opportunities to promote The BlueDuct, meet with agents and distributors, as well as gain insights into the Middle East market segment. Sterling Minter, AQC National Sales Manager, and Vishal Sookhai, AQC National Training Manager, both attended the Big 5 exposition. “Building owners, engineers and contractors located in the Middle East were extremely interested in the BlueDuct system and have identified several projects where its use is being considered and encouraged,” Minter commented following the Big 5. Looking into 2018, AQC is expanding internationally with new representation in...

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Franklin First Financial Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Melville, NY, February 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– Franklin First Financial. Ltd. (www.franklinfirstfinancial.com) announced today that David P. Stein has joined their growing firm as their new Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing all areas of operations within the company. A 22 year veteran of the mortgage industry, David Stein brings decades of experience and knowledge to his new role. Mr. Stein was a founding partner at The Mortgage Corner of NJ. In 2005, The Mortgage Corner merged with Residential Home Funding Corp., headquartered in NY/NJ. There he held the positions of Chief Operations Officer and Partner, and most recently after relocating to South Carolina he was named Executive Vice President of Business Development for the Southeast region of RHFC. “We are excited to welcome David Stein to our Franklin First Financial Family,” says Fred Assini Founder and CEO. “As we enter our 25th year in business, David will be instrumental in streamlining our operations and effectively managing our growth so that we can achieve our goal of doubling our production this calendar year.” “I am excited to join the team at Franklin First Financial,” says David. “I look forward to helping shape the company for the next 25 years. We will use cutting edge technologies and systems to help retain and recruit the best originators and operational staff throughout the United States. I am eager to start working with each...

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Direct Selling Resources (DSR) Launches to Bridge an Important Gap in Direct Selling

Altamonte Springs, FL, February 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– Direct Selling Resources launched and the industry responded with fanfare. The mission at DSR is to “Bridge the Gap” between direct selling companies and the suppliers and vendors that support the industry. Its vision is to be the premier network connecting companies and suppliers, operating with the highest level of integrity and honesty and looking to provide the best solutions to everyone involved with the industry. From start-up direct selling companies looking to get the right vendors to set up a proper infrastructure pre-launch, to established direct selling companies looking for solutions to new problems, DSR is here to help. DSR will be registering vendors who are open to being fully vetted, to ensure that once paired with direct selling companies, those companies will have the best possible vendor to solve any issue or problem. DSR will also take on an on-going customer support role, acquiring feedback on how the supplier vendor is doing for the direct selling companies. Developed by Alan Alpert, Supplier Chairman for the Direct Selling Association and CEO of Smart Office Solutions, DSR removes the guesswork for direct selling companies, pairing them with vendors that are reliable and trustworthy. Late on a Friday night, Mr. Alpert received a call from the CEO of a highly successful direct selling company in need of vendor to help quell an issue...

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Creative Educational Products, Inc. Debuts Quiztory, as a Web-Based Trivia Game, and “This Day in Quiztory” Into Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, IL, February 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– Creative Educational Products, Inc. and Chicago Public Schools have teamed up to introduce the Quiztory trivia game and “This Day in Quiztory” into CPS’s learning platform beginning February 2018. “This Day in Quiztory” is a weekday podcast that debuted in June 2014 on the iHeartRadio network. The podcast consists of black history narratives, approximately one minute in length, which are tied to the calendar date of each podcast. The daily segment delivers a brief historical lesson on African American achievements ranging from science, sports, music, politics and current pop culture events, all read by celebrities and influential community leaders. The podcast runs all year long. To celebrate their association with CPS, for the month of February in 2018, “This Day in Quiztory” narratives will be read by Chicago teachers and administrators. The teachers were selected by the Chief Education Officer for Chicago Public Schools, LaTanya McDade, to participate in this initiative. Chief McDade will also be lending her voice to a narrative on February 8th. Each teacher will have a special introduction read by a celebrity. Kicking off Black History Month on February 1st is English Language Arts teacher Kimiko Cowley-Pettis (Avalon Park Elementary School) with a special introduction by CNN Tonight host Don Lemon. Other confirmed celebrities include Jada Pinkett Smith, ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill, Charlamagne Tha God, and Mario Lopez, among...

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