The Price of Peace Airing on Public Television Stations Early April

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ERIE, PA (March 19, 2018) – How do we prevent war? How great a price are we willing to pay for peace? Can we use the lessons learned throughout history to extend peace into tomorrow? The Price of Peace: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, which will be airing early April, investigates the use of deterrence and appeasement in an era of rogue nations and nuclear proliferation. Check local listings for station, time and additional airings.

The one-hour documentary examines turning-point historical events to reveal hard-learned lessons – not only for the U.S., but for other cultures and countries as well, including:
● an examination of the present day situation in Korea not only through the lens of North Korea’s current nuclear capabilities and cross-border saber rattling, but also with a cautionary tale of 1976 Korea Tree Incident from Brian Bishop, Major General, U.S. Air Force (RET) and former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Command and U.S. Forces Korea and others who were there;
● delving into the human side of the equation, including a vivid interview with the son of Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, the Russian commander widely credited with averting World War III in 1983;
● interviews with Falkland citizens and Sir Max Hastings, author and journalist about Argentina’s ill-conceived invasion of the Falkland Islands;
● linking together such diverse topics as pre-World War II Europe, where British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain proudly declares to a cheering crowd in 1938 that the Munich Agreement meant “peace for our time,” to the Masai tribe of East Africa and their use of deterrence to protect cattle, and thus their society.

Victor Davis Hanson, author of Seductions of Appeasement, serves as a historical analyst through several incidents, such as the Falklands War, detailing conditions necessary to maintain peace and precisely identifying instabilities that can quickly escalate a peaceful situation to armed combat. Highly respected military, history and foreign policy experts offer insights, as well.

Free To Choose Media Executive Editor Johan Norberg asks the difficult question of what is the price society is willing to pay for peace?

The Price of Peace is a production of Free To Choose Media. Kip Perry is producer and co-director. Elan Bentov is writer/co-director/camera. Thomas Skinner and Bob Chitester are executive producers. A trailer for the documentary can be found at www.thepriceofpeacefilm.com.

Major funding for The Price of Peace is provided by Robert and Marion Oster and L.E. Phillips Family Foundation. Additional funding was provided by Sarah Scaife Foundation and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.

About Johan Norberg
International commentator Johan Norberg is an author, presenter and editor whose focus is globalization, entrepreneurship, and individual liberty. He is the executive editor at Free To Choose Media and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He has authored several books, including his newest, Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. His book In Defense of Global Capitalism, originally published in Swedish in 2001, has since been published in over twenty different countries. Norberg’s articles and opinion pieces appear regularly in both Swedish and international newspapers, and he is a regular commentator and contributor on television and radio around the world.

About Free To Choose Media
Free To Choose Media produces thought-provoking public television programs and series, offering non-partisan, powerful stories that advocate for the well-being of every individual, as well as vibrant, fresh perspectives on a range of vital global and national issues. For more than 30 years, the Free To Choose production teams have traveled the world to explore topics such as the economic roots of the Arab Spring and the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs raising themselves and their communities out of poverty, and a look at how innovation and new technologies may be the answer to the world’s growing energy needs. Headquartered in Erie, PA, Free To Choose Media is a television production initiative of Free To Choose Network, a global media company. For more information, visit the website at www.FreeToChooseMedia.org.

About WTTW Chicago
WTTW Chicago presents a wide array of ground-breaking content for the national public media system, with series and specials on education, politics, public affairs, science, business, arts and entertainment, health, and religion. WTTW Chicago’s landmark series include Soundstage, featuring concerts by top pop and rock artists in an intimate concert setting; the popular cooking series, MEXICO — One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless; and the new animated series Nature Cat, a co-production with Chicago’s Spiffy Pictures which premiered nationwide in November 2015. WTTW Chicago has also served as the national presenting station for such programs as 1916 – The Irish Rebellion, inCommon with Mike Leonard, Curious Traveler, Dream of Italy, Islands Without Cars, Speakeasy, Vintage, the educational children’s properties Mission to Planet 429 and UMIGO, the award-winning children’s series WordWorld, and many others. For more information, please visit wttw.com/national.

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CENGAGE AND FOLLETT ANNOUNCE PLANS TO OFFER CENGAGE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTIONS VIA CAMPUS STORES AND WEBSITES

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BOSTON and WESTCHESTER, Ill. —March 15, 2018—Cengage, an education and technology company, and Follett Corporation today announced an extensive partnership to distribute, market and promote Cengage Unlimited, making this innovative subscription service available at all of Follett’s more than 1,200 campus locations and online, beginning this fall.

Cengage Unlimited is the first-of-its-kind subscription that gives students access to all the company’s digital higher education materials—more than 22,000 products across 70 disciplines and more than 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester, no matter how many Cengage materials they use. Students using the digital platforms also have the option of free print rentals, paying only a $7.99 shipping fee.

“Cengage Unlimited offers students complete access to quality learning materials at an affordable price point.  For one price, students can use all our products via a subscription service, which is a familiar, attractive delivery method for today’s students,” said Todd Markson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cengage. “Working with Follett, we are confident that many more students will improve their chances of learning success.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Cengage to increase access to affordable course materials for students across our network of campus stores,” said Jennifer Hatton, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and Course Materials, Follett Higher Education. “As our campus partners come under increasing pressure to affordably deliver educational outcomes, it’s imperative that Follett be there to help. One of the ways we plan to assist with this challenge is by offering Cengage Unlimited.”

Over the past year, Cengage and Follett have developed a digital integration which seamlessly delivers Cengage digital products both online and in-store. Cengage materials are available at all Follett campus locations, both for standalone sale and through Follett’s includED program, to ensure students and faculty have access to everything they need on day-one of a course.

This partnership is another significant step forward in Cengage’s pursuit of making Cengage Unlimited, and its’ unprecedented and affordable access to all the company’s course materials, available to all students, wherever they are.  This follows other recent Cengage Unlimited partnership announcements, highlighting the strong momentum, clear value proposition and customer demand.

For more information, visit www.Cengage.com/unlimited.

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 www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Follett
As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 80,000 schools and operates more than 1,200 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.  With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett’s reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit www.follett.com.

Media Contacts:
Lindsay Stanley
Cengage
203-965-8634
lindsay.stanley@cengage.com

Tom Kline
Follett
708-200-8610
tkline@follett.com

THERE’S A NEW DIGITAL BIRD IN TOWN

Not Getting Angry, Just Getting Even
A Target Game, Pigeon Hit Squad Settles Scores the Way Pigeons Do

New York, NY) Payback is not just a bitch – it’s an awesome new game! Pigeon Hit Squad is a new mobile app game that lets players paste photos of real-life people they’re fed up with onto targets –for the purpose of being bombed by pigeons. Frustrations melt away faster than bird droppings on a windshield during a hurricane!

Pigeon Hit Squad for both iOS and Android devices provides a target-rich environment of social villains from everyday life ready to be humbled by the uncanny fly-by accuracy of pigeons on a strafing mission. A fun, nonviolent way to release anger, Pigeon Hit Squad is a sure way to reduce daily frustration. Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of the game is the player’s ability to customize targets by inserting faces of the player’s choosing, selected from their own photo galleries.

Pigeon Hit Squad will resonate particularly with college-age players who suffer enormous frustration with their studies, bosses, frenemies, professors, relationships and families to name just a few.

They will derive optimal fun from pigeon “bombing” the noggins of real morons culled from their photo galleries. An in-app purchase of “poopons” for photo uploads allows players to simply drag and drop a photo of a least favorite individual onto an existing character. In addition to the aforementioned real life targets, others can include annoying politicians, in-laws, dates, spouses, celebrities, next-door-neighbors, all of whom get a  “Splat!”  As players even the score with their foes, they ascend to more advanced levels of game play.

Pigeon Hit Squad offers a “poopular” way of commenting on the carnival of current events while providing nefarious people in the news or daily life with the comeuppance from above they so richly deserve.

Pigeon Hit Squad: They’ll never know what hit ‘em!  http://pigeonhitsquad.com/ Brought to you by Fowl Play Entertainment.

Preview Pigeon Hit Squad – Featuring Kim Jong-Un

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Contact:
Tom Tanno
ttanno1@aol.com
818-515-8079

Deadline Approaching for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program

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The deadline to apply for a fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is April 16, 2018. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award six fellowships of $15,000 each and 51 fellowships of $5,000 each to students nationwide.

Since its creation in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, allocating $345,000 annually to deserving students for first-year graduate or professional study. The competition is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the upcoming academic year.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be selected as a Fellow of Phi Kappa Phi,” said Rosalyn Stilling, recipient of a 2017 Fellowship. “I am thankful to have support for graduate studies as I continue to follow my passion for literature and the positive social change it can incite. With the help of Phi Kappa Phi, my dream of pursuing a career in writing and research is one step closer to becoming a reality.”

The selection process for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust award programs, which give $1.4 million each biennium to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may submit one candidate from among its local applicants to compete Society-wide for a fellowship. The national deadline for chapters to submit an applicant is April 16, 2018. Chapter deadlines vary. If you are a student interested in applying for a fellowship, visit www.phikappaphi.org/chapterlist to contact your chapter for local deadline information.

For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/fellowship.

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 www.phikappaphi.org.

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Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777

HARMAN and the 1,000 Dreams Fund Launch #NewFaceofTech STEAM Scholarships Competition

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Second year of campaign supporting next gen innovators begins on International Women’s Day

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 8, 2018 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and the 1,000 Dreams Fund, a national scholarship program for young women aspiring to live their dreams, today announces the launch of the #NewFaceofTech challenge to support young women pursuing opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

The second year of the campaign kicks off at a private event on International Women’s Day, March 8 and runs through April 5. HARMAN and 1,000 Dreams Fund will award five recipients with $2,000 grants, career coaching sessions, and JBL® product. Winners also will be featured online as the #NewFaceofTech by 1,000 Dreams Fund.

“HARMAN is proof that a diverse and inclusive workforce drives great innovation and propels business results. Building a pipeline of talent is the only way to ensure sustainable success and prosperity for companies, communities and the world,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, President and CEO, HARMAN. “Through our recruiting and community outreach programs, we are seeing a bold and fearless generation, ready to tackle all the technical and business challenges in front of them, and it is incumbent upon us as today’s leaders to encourage and empower them to fulfill their potential. We are proud to kick off the second year of our partnership with 1,000 Dreams Fund to help provide a path for tomorrow’s inventors and leaders.”

According to the Women CEOs of the S&P 500 list, women in top leadership roles across American companies hold just 5.2 percent of all CEO positions with continued underrepresentation in tech, one of the fastest-growing professional occupations in the U.S. This grant program addresses the importance of helping women early in their careers, to help level the playing field.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with HARMAN, a leader not just in technology but also in advancing female executives and engineers,” said Christie Garton, founder and CEO of 1,000 Dreams Fund. “Together, we are accelerating our mission to equip young women with the tools they need most to achieve their goals in STEAM. Our #NewFaceofTech Challenge is intended to inspire and uplift all of the young women who are courageously pursuing their dreams in the arts and sciences.”

Last year’s campaign issued awards to Chinasa Okolo and Brenda Estrada. Okolo is preparing for PhD studies in computer science at Pomona College. Estrada is pursuing studies in financial technology at Full Sail University.

HARMAN and 1,000 Dreams Fund are inviting young women with career aspirations in STEAM to show how they represent the #NewFaceofTech, by snapping a photo and sharing a personal account of how they plan to put the grant funding to work in achieving their STEAM goals.

Ten finalists will be chosen by 1,000 Dream Fund, and a week-long public vote from April 9 – 13 will help determine the five grant recipients. Winners will be announced on April 16, 2018. All 10 finalists will receive JBL Everest 110 headphones.

HOW TO ENTER
Visit: 1000dreamsfund.org/newfaceoftech

Step 1:
UPLOAD A PHOTO
Through custom online entry form that lives on a 1,000 Dreams Fund’s campaign page, applicants upload their favorite photo and a personal account of what they are doing to reach their career dreams in STEAM.

Step 2:
CUSTOMIZE A PHOTO WITH CUSTOM STICKERS + FRAME THAT HIGHLIGHTS STEAM THEME
All entrants, once approved, will be featured on the #NewFaceofTech landing page.

Step 3:
SHARE WITH FRIENDS
Applicants are encouraged to use social networks to help promote the program, and finalists should use social media to promote voting for their entry.

Full STEAM Ahead Event
In recognition of International Women’s Day, and to kickoff of the second year of the #NewFaceofTech, HARMAN and 1,000 Dream Fund will host an evening of networking and live panel discussion in New York City on March 8. Leaders from Lincoln Center, Amazon, Becton Dickinson, USA Today and HARMAN will discuss the emergence of female leaders in STEAM, how leaders are using their influence to move the needle for women in STEAM related fields and career paths, how women overcome challenges, and how technology is influencing current leaders and what it means for the future. The invitation only event and panel discussion will be streamed live on HARMAN’s Facebook page, beginning at 6:00 PM EST.

ABOUT THE 1,000 DREAMS FUND
The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) is a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college. 1DF believes that big expenses should never stand in the way of big dreams. Since its launch in November 2015, over $100,000 in funding has been granted to talented young women in need, helping them pay for the “extras” in school like study abroad, tech devices for the classroom and travel to conferences and seminars. 1DF has been featured in NBCNews.com, USA Today, MarketWatch, Forbes, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, TODAY and others. To learn more about1DF, visit http://1000dreamsfund.org/

ABOUT HARMAN
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

For more information contact:

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Theresa@thepressrepublic.com

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ICR
Matthew.Lindberg@icrinc.com

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MAX FROST RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “GOOD MORNING”

TRACK PROMINENTLY FEATURED IN PEPSICO’S BUBLY SPARKLING WATER TV CAMPAIGN
SET TO AIR DURING THE ACADEMY AWARDS BROADCAST

SINGLE HERALDS UPCOMING FULL LENGTH DEBUT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY MICHAEL “FITZ” FITZPATRICK
OF FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

WATCH “GOOD MORNING” HERE

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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.

For more news and information, please visit maxfrost.net, twitter.com/maxfrost(@maxfrost), www.youtube.com/maxfrostofficial, www.instagram.com/maxfrost www.facebook.com/maxfrostmusic, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

CENGAGE AND CHEGG ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP TO OFFER CENGAGE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIBERS FREE 30-DAY ACCESS TO CHEGG LEARNING SERVICES

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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 www.cengage.com 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 www.chegg.com.

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Media Contact
Lindsay Stanley
Cengage
203.965.8634
lindsay.stanley@cengage.com

BRUTAL DEATH OF 1997 PUNK ROCKER RESONATES WITH MILLENNIAL’S

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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 www.bombcityfilm.com. And follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BombCityFilm Twitter and IG: @bombcityfilm

For interviews or showings please contact:
Nadine Christine
nadine@innovativesouls.com

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

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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 www.collegesportsmediaawards.com

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: www.SVGCollege.com

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.

For more information about SVG visit: www.sportsvideo.org
For more information about NACDA visit: www.NACDA.com

Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

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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 www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad.

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 www.phikappaphi.org.

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