Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fred Savage is Opening Night Guest at CineFest May 8 2014 (Chicago)

CineYouth Festival Announces Opening Night Guest Fred Savage

CineYouth Festival Showcases the Work of Filmmakers Age 21 and Younger May 8 – 10

  The 10th annual CineYouth Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago and the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, announced that this year’s Opening Night event will be headlined by actor, director and producer Fred Savage.   The opening night event, scheduled for Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m., will kick off a three-day festival that showcases short films by talented young filmmakers, all age 21 and younger, from the United States and abroad.  The CineYouth Festival continues through May 10; all presentations are at at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 South Wabash and admission to all events is free. 

At the opening event, Savage, a Chicago native, will discuss his career working in television, complete with a retrospective of clips, host a question and answer session for aspiring filmmakers and offer feedback on select films to be featured in the Festival. A reception will follow the presentation.

Best known for his starring role as Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years,” Savage began directing television in his early 20s. He has been recognized for his work by the Golden Globes®, Emmys® and the Directors Guide of America. Savage’s television directing credits include “Modern Family,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “2 Broke Girls,” and he is currently serving as director and executive producer on “Garfunkel & Oates,” a new comedy premiering on IFC this fall.

“Because of his work in front of and behind the camera, Fred Savage is an ideal person to open the CineYouth Festival,” said Rebecca Fons, CineYouth Festival Director. “He is one of a handful of talents who seamlessly transitioned from acting into one of the most in-demand television directors working today. We look forward to celebrating his work and speaking with him about his path from Chicago to Hollywood, as well as hearing his advice for young directors.”

CineYouth showcases short films from filmmakers 21 years old and younger from across the globe. This year’s Festival will feature 75 officially selected short films from Canada, Italy, Belgium, Romania and the US. A special program highlights films made by Chicago and Illinois filmmakers.  The youngest filmmaker featured at CineYouth this year is just six years old. Approximately 12 awards are given, chosen by a jury of Columbia College Chicago Cinema Art + Science students. Winning films are screened in their entirety at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival in October.

CineYouth will offer two master classes: a discussion with Academy Award® winning producer and Chicago native Caryn Capotosto (“20 Feet From Stardom”) and an introduction to improvisational acting session offered by The Second City’s Training Center. Additionally, a hands-on video scavenger hunt will be offered to younger students, ages 9-15.

All CineYouth Festival events will take place at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 South Wabash, 8th floor theater.  Admission to all CineYouth events, screenings and workshops is free and open to all ages. Additional details and the full schedule can be found at

Cinema/Chicago is a not-for-profit arts and education organization dedicated to encouraging better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. The CineYouth Festival is one of the year-round programs presented by Cinema/Chicago, which also include the Chicago International Film Festival, the Hugo Television Awards, Intercom Competition, International Screenings Program, Black Perspectives and Education Outreach.   The Chicago International Film Festival is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Domino’s Pizza® Introduces Specialty Chicken

Domino’s Pizza® Introduces Specialty Chicken
‘Failure is an option’ in campaign promoting first new menu item since Handmade Pan Pizza
While it is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) continues to show it is a legitimate player in the chicken business – and beginning today, launches its new Specialty Chicken, the latest innovation to an expanding menu. Domino’s will celebrate by giving away 25,000 orders of Specialty Chicken to select Facebook fans who enter on Domino’s Facebook brand page for a chance to win by day’s end.
The boneless chicken product features a delicious combination of toppings, sauces and cheeses layered over twelve bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken. The four unique flavors offered include Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon.
“Our new Specialty Chicken is one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had,” said Russell Weiner, Domino’s Pizza chief marketing officer. “Our pizza chefs have taken chicken to a whole new level, using our unique ingredients to create these four bold flavors. There’s nothing quite like Domino’s Specialty Chicken on the market today.”
A national TV campaign beginning on April 21 focuses on not being afraid to take risks – something Domino’s has certainly not been fearful of in recent history – and how some turn out better than others.
“We are proud to be known as a pizza company, but Specialty Chicken shows we are not afraid to step out of our comfort zone and take risks – something that is truly part of our brand fabric,” said Weiner. “Not every risk we have taken has turned out to be successful, but as a brand we have learned that sometimes you have to fail in order to be great.”
Specialty Chicken is the first new product for Domino’s since the launch of Handmade Pan Pizza in September 2012 and will be available as part of its $5.99 mix and match deal.
“Including Specialty Chicken as part of our $5.99 value deal offers customers a great opportunity to try one of the four flavors, along with the choice of one of our other menu favorites – and we can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks,” said Weiner.
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About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,800 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $8.0 billion in 2013, comprised of nearly $3.8 billion in the U.S. and over $4.2 billion internationally. In the fourth quarter of 2013, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $2.5 billion, comprised of over $1.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $1.4 billion internationally. Its system is made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the fourth quarter of 2013. The emphasis on technology innovation has helped Domino’s reach an estimated $3 billion annually in global digital sales.  Domino’s generated approximately 40% of sales in the U.S. from its digital channels in 2013, helped by the introduction of ordering apps for iPhone®, Android, Windows Phone 8® and Kindle Fire. Domino’s ordering apps now cover nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino’s established itself as a player in the pan pizza market with the launch of its Handmade Pan Pizza, featuring fresh, never-frozen dough, in October 2012.


2 Weeks Left to Submit Your Works for the International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014


As we are getting closer to the end of submission period of the International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014
, we received great entries from more than 70 countries around the world.
Winning photographers will receive major awards including exhibition, monetary grant, representation, book/magazine publishing by our media partners and international press as well as product prizes from our sponsors.
If you want to be a part of this important photography event, submissions are open until May 1, 2014.


1- Advertising - Single Image
2- Fine Art - Single Image
3- Fine Art - Projects
4- Editorial/Documentary - Single Image
5- Editorial/Documentary - Projects
6- Nature - Single Image

Eligibility: Open to all photographers from any country in the world



Kontinent Awards, Tribeca, NYC, New York 10013, USA

Celebrate MOTHER'S DAY 2014 AT TOKIO PUB (Schaumburg,IL)


This Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, get your grub on with Mom at Tokio Pub, home to the hippest brunch in the burbs. Try signature items like Tokio Chicken & Waffles with ginger maple syrup, Hot Rock Steak & Eggs, Smoked Salmon Benedict, and traditional and modern Maki Rolls. And don't forget about drinks! Relax with Mom over Tokio's morning cocktails like the Spicy Thai Bloody with Thai chili and cilantro-infused tequila or the Roja Mimosa made with fresh blood orange juice.

If brunch isn't your scene, the restaurant will serve its full menu all day long, as well as a true Sunday staple: the bottomless noodle bowl! From 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. bring the family by for all-you-can-eat ramen noodle creations for only $15 from Executive Chef Naoki Nakashima!

To top things off, Tokio Pub will be giving $25 gift certificates to Mom's all day long. Treat Mom to a little lunch and she'll walk out with a gift certificate to use on a future visit- that's Tokio Pub's way of saying thank you to Mom for all she does.

Tokio Pub will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mother's Day with brunch being served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the full menu available from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 847.278.5181.

Tokio Pub specializes in fresh Japanese cooking, served in a richly-hued dining room with lively music, friendly service & an edgy atmosphere. Located adjacent to Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg's Streets of Woodfield, Tokio Pub is open for lunch, dinner & cocktails.

East Asian classics are blended with flavors from Japan & Latin America to create a unique pub menu. Try specialty Sushi, Tacos & our signature Hot Rock, along with Japanese Stir Fry, House-made Ramen & Tokio Pub's famous chocolate filled Beignets. 

Tokio Pub is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Valet parking is available for $5 per vehicle, four season patio for 40 diners is available and all major credit cards accepted. For more info, call 847.278.5181, visit the website at, tweet at @Tokio_Pub, join the Mobile Club (text Tokio to 30364) or keep up on Facebook at
                        1900 E. Higgins Rd.
                        Schaumburg, IL  60173