Friday, July 31, 2015

PEANUTS Celebrates the 47th Anniversary of “Franklin,” it’s First African-American Character!

Post a photo on social media with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayFranklin and help us celebrate his 47th anniversary with the Peanuts Gang!

Harriet Glickman, a school teacher, wrote a letter to the comic strip’s creator, Charles M. Schulz, following the death of Martin Luther King urging him that an African American character needed to be added to the popular comic strip.  “Franklin Armstrong” was introduced on July 31, 1968, representing the importance of desegregation.

Let us celebrate Franklin by posting photos, thoughts, memories across social media platforms with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayFranklin and highlight “Franklin’s” role in the PEANUTS franchise throughout the years AND his next appearance in The Peanuts Movie on November 6! 

WHO:               “Franklin”, 20th Century Fox and The Peanuts Movie 

WHEN:              Friday, July 31, 2015 

“Franklin” Fun Facts
  • THE PEANUTS MOVIE is his first appearance on screen since 1999. 
  • "Franklin” has been voiced by 19 actors throughout the years. He will be voiced by Mar Mar in THE PEANUTS MOVIE.
  • “Franklin” is an EXCELLENT dancer – he is shown breakdancing in several of the show’s specials.
  • Ice Hockey is “Franklin’s” favorite sport. He is shown practicing in many of the comic strips.
  • “Franklin” is Charlie Brown’s best friend; they met on the beach in his first appearance.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


2015 Portland Film Festival Unveils Special Event

Guinness Record Setting Zombie Day,

with director George C. Romero

LOS ANGELES - July 30, 2015 - Portland Film Festival announced today a record setting special filmed event, Zombie Day Apocalypse, to be held on Labor Day during the 2015 Portland Film Festival, which will take place September 1st - 7th.  Zombie Day Apocalypse, to occur on Monday September 7th, will attempt to set a new Guinness Book of World Records for 'most extras in a short film. Director George C. Romero, son of iconic horror director George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), will direct.

Award-winning makeup artists Conor McCullough (The Hunger Games) and Jason Collins (The Maze Runner, Firefly) will oversee makeup effects. Randall Jahnson (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro) wrote the screenplay, and Portland Film Festival Founder and Executive Producer Josh Leake is producing the filmed event.  Additional collaborators include the Pander Brothers (Dark Horse Comics), who are creating graphics and imagery.

An anticipated cast of thousands are expected for the all-day holiday event, which will also include a late night surprise zombie film graveyard screening.

Additional details and sign-up information can be found at:

Said Portland Film Festival founder and Executive Director Josh Leake, "Zombie Day Apocalypse perfectly captures the renegade spirit and vision of the Portland Film Festival, and we're honored to be working with George Romero Jr., and a truly talented group of filmmakers to redefine cinematic history and set a new Guinness world record.  I invite all zombie lovers, cinema fans and filmmakers from around the world to join us in creating an unforgettable zombie film experience this Labor Day, and celebrate this unique Portland Film Festival event.

The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place September 1 - 7th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, at seven venues throughout the city, including historic theatres and community venues.

The 2015 Portland Film Festival will announce the full festival lineup the first week of August, including all competition films, special events and guests, master classes, and more.  Festival passes are available now, and tickets for all screenings and events will be available upon announcement of the full lineup:

Lineup and ticket info: 

About the Portland Film Festival
Established in 2012, The Portland Film Festival is Oregon's largest film festival, and was named "one of the coolest film festivals in the world," by MovieMaker Magazine in 2014. It is a non-profit, year round organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public.

Screenings take place across the city at seven venues, including some of the oldest historic theaters in Oregon, and includes outdoor screenings as well - offering its filmmakers some of the largest audiences available on the West Coast.

Previous and current festival partners include the City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, Women in Film, Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), Willamette Writers, SAG Aftra (Actor's Guild/Union), Oregon Governor's Office of Film (Oregon Film), I.A.T.S.E. (Film Union), Directed by Women, Digital Media Communications Department at Clackamas Community College and others.

Although the festival began in 2012, its history goes back to 2009, when the Portland Film Club was founded as a film club to bring film lovers together to view and discuss films. The club now boasts over 2300 members and is one of the largest movie clubs on the west coast. It screens typically one movie a week including new and independent features.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thrive Market, the first socially conscious online shopping club!

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For less than $5 a month ($59.95 annually), members can shop 4,000 of the highest quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from more than 400 of the best brands on the market, all delivered straight to your door always at 25-50% below retail prices.

This innovative marketplace offers healthy brands like Weleda, Dr. Bronner’s, Spectrum Naturals, Garden of Eatin’, Bob’s Red Mill, Nature’s Path, Eden Foods, Annie’s Homegrown, Earth’s Best, Seventh Generation, Garden of Life, Jason Naturals and many more of the highest-quality premium brands and products to everyone at wholesale prices.

Expanding access to healthy living isn’t just a business model — at Thrive Market, it’s a mission. Through the company’s Thrive Gives initiative, a unique take on one-to-one giving, every paid membership is matched with a free membership for a low-income American family, military family, or teacher. Thanks to Thrive Gives, thousands of Americans who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford healthy and natural products will have easy access to similarly or lower-priced alternatives to highly processed and artificial products found at traditional supermarkets.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Would you help destroy the demons of abuse?

Stephen Endelman has spent the last 20 years writing music for films and television in Hollywood. Now, he's working on his new project, The Boy, The Man, and His Kite, with which he hopes to shed some light on the effects of abuse, illness, and the healing qualities of art.

Stephen acknowledges that his life would not be what it is today were it not for his family and friends: "my 'supporters of life'" as he calls them.  Without them, Stephen is convinced he would not have made it through his illness.  Being on the verge of death, he knew he could not abandon his family and closest friends, thus he was able to slowly come out of his coma, and he lives his life very much alive and well.

With The Boy, The Man, and His Kite, Stephen has described its creation like this, "Creating a film on this subject has the potential to help so many people..." We at The "IN" Show are compelled to ask that you donate to Stephen's project. Just $5 or $10 would mean so much to the success of the endeavor.  Even a tweet, a share, a like would make a difference; for we know the power that social media can have.

Here is Stephen's go-fund-me page: You will find listed various rewards for donation. Please, help Stephen effect change in the lives of others who have suffered and perhaps still are but gifting him the opportunity to get his story to all those who need to hear it.