Thursday, August 16, 2018

New Book >> By Choosing To Understand And Embrace Change, We Can Control It To Our Advantage

By Choosing To Understand And Embrace Change, We Can Control It To Our Advantage

We are all affected constantly by change—and whether it's positive or negative change, our first response is usually fear. We fret over what this change will mean for us, and set up all sorts of scenarios in our mind of its possible outcome. But the truly successful men and women in business have a good understanding of change and use it to their advantage. If we continually avoid change, we stay in a rut and lose control of our life because we will have lost our freedom.

Ralph Masengill's latest book, Conquer Change and Win,  is the result of forty years of experience as a consultant, coach, advisor and public relations strategist, observing change and showing business leaders that embracing and understanding positive change is the guaranteed way to effective quality improvement and substantial profit enhancement. Out of this experience Ralph learned that successful people share certain traits: they are willing to take a calculated risk and endorse positive change, and they have learned how change affects their emotions and how to overcome this fear.

Masengill speaks from wisdom learned over his vast career, infused by an ethics-based value system of helping others and the community. While his own life has had its share of personal challenges, tragedy and triumph—his professional career has been defined by great success. In fact, Masengill Marketing Associates has been the recipient of over 850 national and regional advertising and marketing awards. In Conquer Change and Win, this best-selling author gives readers an easy-to-follow book, peppered with humor, that includes clear charts and graphs to illustrate important points.

Masengill's quote says it all: "Quality, like the flu, is catching. The more you are around it, the more you will see the advantages and want to be a part of the quality process. In other words, quality begets quality.”

Ralph Masengill is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and his postgraduate work includes the Dr. W. Edwards Deming course on quality and quality management. He and his wife Dianne live near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, where he enjoys woodworking, oil painting, sailing and helping with his favorite charities in his spare time. They have four grown children, two dogs and a cat.

For more information on the author or his book, please visit http://masengill.com.

Conquer Change and Win
Available at all fine bookstores, the author's website, and Amazon.com and Kindle.
ISBN:  978-1515191872

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

16th Annual Lucie Awards: Buy Tickets & Nominate!




The 16th Annual Lucie Awards 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Join the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. 

OCTOBER 28, 2018
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2018 SUPPORT CATEGORY NOMINATIONS
Support Category Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who are an integral part of crafting an image. 
The public is invited to nominate those from the creative community to compete for this honor.  It is from these nominations that seven individuals or organizations in the creative community will be awarded at the 15th Annual Lucie Awards in New York City.
Deadline to Nominate: September 7, 2018
NOMINATE
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To all Lucie Foundation and International Photography Awards members and friends, we are asking you to sign the following statement in support of Shahidul Alam, our dear colleague and friend and recipient of the 2018 Humanitarian Lucie Award.

We, the Lucie Foundation, are deeply concerned by the news of the arbitrary and unreasonable detention of our colleague, friend and mentor the photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, under provisions of the draconian ICT act.  We demand his immediate release. 

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New Chicago Indie Distributor Announce New Film Event Sept 7th at Davis Theater (Chicago, IL.)





 
 
 

 

 
 
CHICAGO’S NEW INDIE FILM DISTRIBUTOR COW LAMP FILMS
PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 
“SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET”
AT THE DAVIS THEATER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2018
 
Windy City Horrorama celebrates 80s Horror with Chicago film crew
 
 Cow Lamp Films announce the World Premiere of its newly acquired indie horror comedy feature film Skeletons in the Closet by Chicago Directors Tony Wash and B.A. Lewandowski.  Wash is known for The Rake and for writing and curating the long-standing web series World of Death for Bloody-Disgusting.com. Lewandowski is known for High on the Hog and Olympia and is a Columbia College Alum (1998).
 
The World Premiere will be at The Davis Theater and presented in association with Windy City Horrorama, Chicago's homegrown horror film festival.  80s horror fans will experience what they have been dying to see.
 
Skeletons in the Closet will screen twice on Friday, September 7th at 9:00pm and 11:30pm at The Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. A Q&A with filmmakers and cast begins at 10:45pm.

Produced by Scotchworthy Productions, Inc., September Son Films, and The Line Film Co, ‘Skeletons’ was shot in Chicago with many of the same local film crew that worked on Chance The Rapper’s horror comedy Slice, which will be released by A24 this year.
 
Skeletons in the Closet stars Scream Queen Ellie Church (High on the Hog/Amazon Hot Box) stage actor Adam Michaels (represented by Ravenswood’s Big Mouth Talent) and Elizabeth Stenholt (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure at Navy Pier).
 
Skeletons in the Closet is a late-night, horror anthology television series featuring The Widow and her dead husband, Charlie. Each episode finds them providing hilarious commentary on a variety of B-movie horror films - some of which are terrifying! Their number one fan, a precocious 11-year-old named Jamie, never misses an episode. With her parents out for the evening, Jamie sits down in front of the tube to devour the delectable terror, but her favorite Friday night freak show is constantly interrupted by her annoying new babysitter, Tina. If they can survive each other, they may be able to survive the night! http://skeletonsinthecloset.tv

“Cow Lamp Films is excited to be distributing Skeletons in the Closet. The film pays homage to the classic anthology series many of us grew up on and often reminisce. This homage takes the genre in a new and exciting direction,” says Josh da Silva, Director of Acquisitions.

 
Tony Wash is an Illinois-based producer/director with four feature credits and multiple festival awards to date. His newest works include the horror feature The Rake starring Shenae Grimes-Beech (Scream 4), Rachel Melvin (Sleepy Hollow/Dumb & Dumber To), and Izabella Miko (Coyote Ugly, Supernatural) released by Sony Pictures in June 2018, and the grindhouse feature High on the Hog starring Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses/ Night of the Living Dead 3D). Wash's short film The Muck was an Official Selection of SXSW (2014), The Chicago International Film Festival (2014) and Screamfest (2014).
 
Cow Lamp Films is the Midwest’s first and only full-service independent film and television distributor that creates opportunities to indie filmmakers that are difficult to access without the support of large studios. 
 
With the help of this establishment, an independent filmmaker can see their film reach audiences through platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and iTunes. Cow Lamp Films also offers visual marketing services to ensure each film’s poster and trailer represent the film in the most effective manner.  Cow Lamp Films has the industry network of its 32-year-old parent company, Questar, Inc. www.cowlampfilms.com
 
   

Save the Date for our 54th Chicago International Film Festival! (Chicago, IL.)

Aug 15 at 1:43 PM


About Cinema/Chicago
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a
year-round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication among people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the 
International Screenings Program, Cinema/Chicago's programs include the Chicago International Film FestivalChicago International Television FestivalCineYouth Festival,
and year-round 
Education Program. Celebrating its 54th edition October 10-21, 2018,
the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

IPA > Int'l Photography Awards >> Call for Entries - IPA 2018

 

 
 
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INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018
One of the World’s Most
 Prestigious Photography Awards Since 2003
FINAL DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2018
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IPA & THE LUCIE FOUNDATION
The IPA submission fees are contributing to Lucie Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honour master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

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THE ANNUAL IPA PRIZES
  • INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • CATEGORY WINNERS – PROFESSIONAL
  • CATEGORY WINNERS – NON-PROFESSIONAL
  • 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PRIZE WINNERS IN ALL SUB-CATEGORIES
    (for both Pro and Non-Pro / Student)
The 12 Professional category winners  will each receive a $1,000 cash prize and two tickets to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York city where they will be finalists for the 'International Photographer of the Year' title.

The 12 Non-Professional / Student category winners will each receive a $500 cash prize and two tickets to attend the Lucie Awards Gala in New York city where they will be finalists for the 'Discovery of the Year' title.
MAIN SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
  • ADVERTISING
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BOOK
  • "DEEPER PERSPECTIVE"
  • EDITORIAL / PRESS
  • EVENT
  • FINE ART
  • "MOVING IMAGES" / VIDEO
  • NATURE
  • PEOPLE
  • SPECIAL CATEGORY
  • SPORTS
60+ SUB-CATEGORIES, INCLUDING
  • FASHION
  • PRODUCT
  • FOOD
  • CITYSCAPES
  • WEDDING
  • AERIAL / DRONE
  • LANDSCAPES
  • WILDLIFE
  • LIFESTYLE
  • PORTRAITS
  • DIGITALLY ENHANCED
  • NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • MACRO
  • PANORAMIC
To view all sub-categories, click on the link below
 
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INTRODUCING THE JURY
Our jury panel includes over 80 photo editors, art directors, curators, buyers, and other professionals from around the globe.

 
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TIFFANY SPRAGUE

Director of Publications and Editorial Services,
Yale University Art Gallery
 
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XUXIN ZHAO

President,
Guangzhou International Photography Association
 
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VLADIMIR NESKOROMNY

Editor-in-chief,
Sony Alpha Professional Project
 
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DAVID CLARKE

Former Head of Photography,
Tate
  
 
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LISA KUNST

Senior Producer,
Leo Burnett

 
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ROHIT VOHRA

Co-founder/ Editor in Chief,
APF Magazine

 
 
Follow our Instagram account where we feature outstanding photographs of past IPA winners!
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COVER PHOTO - SELECTION OF WINNING ENTRIES // PHOTO CREDITS (FROM TOP LEFT): ADRIEN BARAKAT, VICENTE ESTEBAN, MICHAEL CROUSER, GILES CLARKE, FABRIZIO INTONTI, CHRISTIAN WERNER, MARCIN & SYLWIA CIESIELSKI, PEDRO JARQUE KREBS, CHANG CHIH-TA 
 
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