Monthly Archives: February 2018





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Atlantic recording artist Max Frost has announced the release of his new single and video. “Good Morning” is now available at all DSPs and streaming services and will soundtrack a major advertising campaign launching bubly, PepsiCo’s new line of flavored sparkling waters.  The commercial will get its primetime television premiere during the highly anticipated 90th Academy Awards, airing live on ABC on Sunday, March 4th at 5 pm PT (check local listings).

“Good Morning” heralds the producer/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter’s long awaited debut album, executive produced by Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums. Mick Schultz (Rihanna, Jeremih, YG), produced much of the album, which is due to arrive later this year.

Named by both NPR and Rolling Stone as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know,” Max Frost has earned acclaim with his unique musical merging of soul, funk, hip-hop, and pop that saw 2013’s breakthrough single, “White Lies,” lauded in such high profile national outlets as Interview, Billboard, Paste, and NPR Music. Frost has since toured extensively with his captivating one-man-band performances earning him coveted slots at festivals such as Austin’s ACL Music Festival, Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival as well as multiple sold out headline tours and supporting slots with Gary Clark Jr., Fitz and the Tantrums, Honne & more.

Frost has also become an in-demand collaborator in his own right, including collaborations with DJ Snake for his most recent single, “Broken Summer (Feat. Max Frost)” as well as upcoming projects with Elton John x DJ Mustard, and Whethan all due out this Spring.

Max has previously released two EP’s, “Low High Low” and “Intoxication” featuring four consecutive singles to hit #1 on HypeMachine’s “Most Popular Tracks on Blogs Now” chart.   The music has also appeared in countless syncs ranging from a Beats by Dre commercial to TV shows such as The Brave (NBC), Power (Starz) and much more.

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Boston and Santa Clara, California—February 26, 2018—Cengage, an education and technology company and Chegg, the Smarter Way to Student™, today announced an exclusive partnership to increase students’ access to more affordable materials and help them succeed in their studies.  At launch this August, all Cengage Unlimited subscribers will receive a month of free access to Chegg’s Learning Services, including Chegg Study, Chegg Math, Easybib Plus, a Chegg Service, and 60 minutes of tutoring through the Chegg Tutors platform.

Announced this past December, a Cengage Unlimited subscription gives students access to all the company’s digital higher education course materials—more than 22,000 products across 70 disciplines and 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester, no matter how many Cengage materials they use.  Students using the digital platforms have the option of free print rentals, paying only a $7.99 shipping fee.  After paying the one-time subscription fee, students will access a centralized easy-to-use dashboard offering access to the vast Cengage library of content and digital learning platforms and, starting in August 2018, will include access to Chegg’s Learning Services.

Subscribers will receive access to a 30-day trial subscription of Chegg Study, which provides step-by-step solutions to problems in more than 28,000 college textbooks, and a database of more than 13 million expert questions and answers. Additionally, Cengage Unlimited users will receive similar access to Chegg Math, an artificial intelligence-based mathematical equation solver; EasyBib Plus, a Chegg Service which helps students learn and improve sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and identify when and how to cite their papers to prevent plagiarism, and 60 minutes of 1-on-1 tutoring from subject matter experts through Chegg Tutors.

“The extraordinary response to Cengage Unlimited since launch underscores how the market is ready for bold action to remove the cost barriers that for too long have limited students’ learning,” said Todd Markson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cengage.  “We are thrilled to partner again with Chegg, whom we have also partnered with on rental consignment.  They are a great student brand, with highly regarded products and services, and they share our commitment to putting students first.  This partnership adds even more value to the already attractive Cengage Unlimited subscription.”

“We are thrilled to offer our suite of Chegg Learning Services to Cengage Unlimited subscribers,” said Nathan Schultz, Chief Learning Officer of Chegg, Inc. “This partnership not only deepens our relationship with Cengage but also, of equal importance, offers tremendous value to students; empowering them to learn in whichever way works best for them, while improving their overall academic outcome.”

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Chegg
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit


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Los Angeles, CA – First time Independent Filmmakers raised funding for “Bomb City” which depicts the true life story of punks vs. preps and what would ultimately become a massive movement from 1997 to today. Their DIY approach to bringing this movie to life would garner them critical acclaim, mass distribution and ultimately create a movement.

Celebrities, musicians and UFC fighters all signed on for the movie, with little to no pay so the story would be told. Punk icon CJ Ramone and Oscar nominated Producer/Director Richard Linklater (“School Of Rock”) would be two of the movies biggest advocates by hosting the Q&A’s around the country. “Bomb City” would sell out at every city and sweep the film festivals, proving hard work, dedication commitment and a compelling need to telling the truth, would pay off.

Set in 1997, “Bomb City” depicts the true story behind a controversial hate crime that divided the nation. In the film, director Jameson Brooks deconstructs two parallel worlds of the punks and the preps of Amarillo, Texas. “We put our hearts and souls into the making of “Bomb City” Brooks says. “This is where we start the movement against intolerance…Where we spread the message of unity…Where we celebrate the main character, Brian Denekes’, legacy with the world.” In the modern day bullying movement, many Millennials are resonating with fact that Deneke and his friends were literally bullied in the 90’s and pushed back, thereby creating retaliation on both sides.

Throughout the film, the radical appearances of the punks stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with a group of high school football jocks known as “white-hatters.” After losing a football game, the white-hatters have an altercation with several punks, igniting a series of hostile encounters between the two groups. One evening, these encounters climax with a horrific, violent street fight that would soon become notorious for being one of the most controversial hate crimes in modern American culture.

The young filmmakers grew up in Amarillo and knew the story of Brian and his friends. It would become their mission to tell the truth about the punk rock movement vs. the revered conservatives who hated them so vehemently, and the fact that the community backed the football players and their friends. “Today’s social media wouldn’t stand for this, but that wasn’t available in 1997. What is shocking is that the millennials have been our key demographic and seem to completely resonate with Bomb City. Not to mention the positive reviews from key media sources.” Stated Nadine Christine, Chief Publicist for the movie.

“Bomb City” will keep you in its grasp during every moment leading to its climactic violence. And it won’t let go until the closing credits roll.” Variety Magazine

“Under the direction of Jameson Brooks, the film is impressively even-handed. There’s no equivocating aside from the arguments of the defense attorney, and a sense of unease is sustained through the entire film via muted visuals and an impressively spare score (written by Cody and Sheldon Chick).” The Daily Beast

“Bomb City” delivers a clear moral message: a Mohawk and a leather jacket make a young man a threat to society as much as a pair of khakis and a baseball cap make another one virtuous and decent.” Forbes Magazine

“An empathetic drama ready to put straight-laced audiences in the shoes of a maligned subculture.” The Hollywood Reporter

“We all live in Bomb City, one stray match and the whole thing will explode.” The Austin Chronicle

Winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival and 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, ”Bomb City” has struck a chord with many viewers across the country. “Brian’s story has touched me since day one,” says actor and producer Major Dodge. “Now we get to share it with the world! I know it will do the same for anyone who watches the film.”

The Los Angeles Premiere took place on February 9th; with an all-star lineup in attendance to see the movie. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (UFC Champion), Shawn Smash & Miguel Conflict with band Total Chaos, Henry Melton (Pro Bowler for the Chicago Bears), Lamarr Houston (Linebacker for Chicago Bears) and many more were moved by these young filmmakers passion for getting this story told and the hard work they put into the film.

“Bomb City” stars Dave Davis (The Walking Dead), Glenn Morshower (24, Transformers) Logan Huffman(V, The Preppie Connection), Mae Mae Renfrow (Hunter Street on Nickelodeon,) “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Major Dodge (Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti). The film is directed by Jameson Brooks, written by Brooks and Sheldon Chick, and produced by Chick and Major Dodge.

“Bomb City” was released on February 9th, 2018 for a limited time in select theaters and On Demand worldwide. For more information about Bomb City, and to view the official trailer, please visit And follow them on Facebook Twitter and IG: @bombcityfilm

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Nadine Christine

10th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Open for Nominations


NEW YORK — The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are now accepting entries for the 10th Annual College Sports Media Awards (CSMAs).

The CSMAs recognize the best in college-sports-video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre/post-produced college-sports-video content.

This year’s CSMAs coincides with the launch of a new gallery website that features past CSMA winners and nominees, offering entrants and future generations of college-sports-video creators an annual resource of creativity and production ideas. Visit the new site at

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 23, 2018.

Winners and finalists will be honored during the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Ceremony on May 31 at the 2018 SVG College Sports Summit (May 30-June 1, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta). For more information about attending this year’s Summit, visit:

This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories, including:

Divisions: National Networks; Regional/Local Networks, Syndicators, and Production Companies; Collegiate Athletics; and Collegiate Student

Categories: Live Game Production; Live Non-Game Production; Program Series; Special Feature; Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign

The CSMAs are produced annually by two leading college sports and sports production associations. For over 10 years and with more than 6,000 members, the Sports Video Group has served as an industry advocate for professional and college-sports-video creators, producers, and distributors. NACDA is the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators, boasting a membership of more than 12,500 individuals and more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants


The deadline to apply for a study abroad grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Thursday, February 15. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award 50 $1,000 grants to students nationwide.

Awarded twice a year—50 in the spring and 25 in the fall—the grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but must currently attend an institution with an active chapter.

“I am humbled to have received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi and am incredibly appreciative of their commitment to providing students with resources for an enriching study abroad experience,” said Ryan Marine, a 2017 grant recipient from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “Phi Kappa Phi’s devotion to enabling students to study abroad will undoubtedly lead to life-changing experiences for many individuals.”

Phi Kappa Phi gives 75 study abroad grants annually to students on its chapter campuses. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $800,000.

In addition to the Study Abroad Program, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The application period for students to apply for a $1,000 study abroad grant is currently open until February 15. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit


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