Friday, February 19, 2016


"An inspirational documentary about courage, the ocean, following your dreams and what it takes to become a champion of surfing giant waves."

"The film is more than a big wave surf documentary, it's a lush, global ocean odyssey, and compelling human interest story with a kick that speaks to that universal story in all of us- of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and channeling fear into strength."

Featuring Chris Bertish. Renowned Surfer and Waterman who has surpassed many expectations and challenges to show the world true determination and courage!

WHAT: Documentary screening of Ocean Driven | Q & A with the Cast and Crew
WHERE: Wiltern Theater   3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
WHEN: Thursday, March 24th 2016
TIME: Doors @ 7; Show Starts @ 8
DETAILS: $15 plus service fee for General Admission
$30 plus service fees for VIP
Tickets go on sale Friday February 19th 2016 @ 10am
Tickets available at: &

When South African Chris Bertish won the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational in 2010, he conquered the largest surf in paddle-out competition history. Now Bertish is riding an even bigger wave as the subject of an exciting and unique full-length film from Fixer Film in Cape Town, South Africa and Aurelia Productions in Santa Cruz, CA.

An internationally known – but unsponsored – big wave pioneer, Bertish will be at The Wiltern on Thursday, March 24th to speak and sign posters at an event featuring the screening of “Ocean Driven – A day that changed big wave surfing.”

“When I first realized the impact that Chris Bertish’s life makes on people, I knew it was a story that had to be told,” said the film’s producer, Santa Cruz Nadia Tarlow.  “I feel privileged to be a part of it.  Chris wants to show people that they can believe in and follow their dreams. The film’s purpose is to inspire and educate as well as to thrill viewers.”

“Ocean Driven” chronicles Bertish’s 15+year development as a fearless and highly skilled waterman. Big wave legends and ocean specialists from Jeff Clark, Carlos Burle, and Kelly Slater to Hanli Prinsloo and more, interviewed as part of the film, which features worldwide never-before-seen surfing footage from South Africa to Hawaii, Easter Island to Mexico, and of course, the record-setting 2010 Mavericks competition.

The film, which promises a far-reaching appeal to both surfers and non-surfers alike, is stacking up VIEWERS’ CHOICE, AUDIENCE and BEST FEATURE awards.

In covering Bertish and his 2010 Mavericks win for Zigzag surfing magazine, Anton Louw wrote, “He believes his means for achieving the remarkable is not special to him, but in a self-belief that lies dormant in all of us.”

One example of Bertish’s “achieving the remarkable” attitude: he won the grueling Mavericks competition using a borrowed wetsuit and surfboard because his own gear didn’t arrive after his 36-hour flight from South Africa.

Chris Bertish’s next adventure?  He plans to stand-up paddleboard across the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In time for the Valentine's Day Weekend, #NINAFOREVER Opens Theatrically and Digitally, 02-12-16!

Epic Pictures Presents


Written and Directed by Ben and Chris Blaine

Opens Theatrically and Digitally Valentine’s Day Weekend, February 12th 2016

HOLLY wants to save ROB, has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend NINA. Drawn into a relationship, the first time they’re in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…

However Holly doesn’t freak out and run – she is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…

To find out where NINA FOREVER is playing on a screen near you, click here! And, you 'll get to see it on VOD from the 15th February in the US and UK and Blu Ray and DVD in the UK from 22nd February.

For more information, please visit:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sunday's Super Bowl 50 was a touchdown for Lions Gate Entertainment

Lions Gate Entertainment made Internet history in 

Super Bowl advertising!

With the release of the trailer for Gods of Egypt, entitled “War.” Lions Gate used as the landing page for the film – marking the first time that a Super Bowl advertiser used a “not-com” web ending as the landing page for their multimillion dollar ad.

Lions Gate released the ad online on February 6th, 24 hours before the game and then ran it on TV during the pregame Super Bowl coverage.  Gods of Egypt, which stars Gerard Butler and is directed by Alex Proyas, will come to theaters at the end of the month. Lions Gate is the first movie studio to find value in the extension .movie. They first released “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” in 2015 and featured within its first trailer.

Jeff Davidoff, CMO of the owner and operator of .MOVIE, Donuts, Inc. can discuss how these unique, memorable, and relatively new “not-com” URLS are being utilized in TV spots to strengthen conversions to corresponding digital campaigns. The company owns and operate over 200 “not-com” domains, the most of any one registry.

Let me know what you think!

Women's Leadership: Get What You Want - Negotiation Skills & Strategies - Course begins 3/9

Women professionals today still face many unique challenges in the workplace,
including asking for what you need, and getting it. 


Negotiating is a critical communication tool women can utilize to get what you need from higher-ups, reach a better deal with a vendor or to move your career forward.

Negotiating Skills: How to Ask for - and Get - What You Want
Course access begins Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Expert Presentation (LIVE) - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:00 to 2:00 ET

Learn the essential negotiating techniques and strategies women professionals are employing today to get what they need to succeed in their job, and to move their career forward with this dynamic course including:
  •     The five essential facts of any negotiation
  •     Determining your objective - identifying what you want
  •     The 10 negotiation strategies women need to succeed
  •     Accessing your own negotiation skills
  •     Specific tools and techniques for each step of the game

Each course takes 10 days to complete and includes log-in credentials, learning materials, an online discussion with your peers, feedback from our expert and a live 60-minute expert presentation. There are no classrooms or travel.

Tara Powers is a Cultural Alignment Expert and Business Acceleration Coach. For more than 10 years, Tara has helped small and large companies with her coaching and training programs to enhance their performance and effectiveness in a variety of areas.
  •     These areas include emerging leadership, emerging teams, customer relationship management, and building positive work relationships.
  •     She forms long-term, trusted partnerships with her clients that enable strategic success and business growth by developing leaders and teams to achieve peak performance.
  •     Tara's style is described as innovative and highly interactive. Clients continually remark on her enthusiasm, energy, and thoughtfulness in a learning environment.
Negotiating Skills: How to Ask for - and Get - What You Want
Course access begins Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Expert Presentation (LIVE) - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:00 to 2:00 ET

Women in Leadership Certificate Program
Progressive Women's Leadership
384 Technology Drive
Malvern, PA 19355
1-800-964-6033 (toll free)

P.S. If not satisfied, a full refund will be given within 7 days of the course starting.

‘The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’ Returns to Movie Screens When THE MALTESE FALCON Screens Nationwide Feb. 21 and 24

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Present the 75th Anniversary of the Film Noir Classic as Part of the ‘TCM Big Screen Classics’ Series

                DENVER (Feb. 8, 2016) — Frequently considered the first – and finest – example of film noir filmmaking in Hollywood, 1941’s classic THE MALTESE FALCON will cast its mysterious shadows on the silver screen once again on Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 as part of the Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) TCM Big Screen Classics series.

                In a special presentation for the 75th anniversary of the Warner Bros. classic, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will offer all-new commentary for THE MALTESE FALCON, which will play before and after each screening. But moviegoers should take note that the opportunity to see “the stuff that dreams are made of” in theaters will be fleeting: THE MALTESE FALCON will play four times only, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day.

                THE MALTESE FALCON will play in more than 650 theaters nationwide, offering longtime fans of the hard-boiled thriller, directed by John Huston, the rare chance to see it in theaters, while a new generation can discover the secrets of the infamous “black bird” by seeing it on the big screen for the first time.

                Originally released on Oct. 3, 1941, as the nation braced itself for the possibility of war, THE MALTESE FALCON launched Huston’s directorial career with the story of high-living lowlifes who will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade, played by legendary Humphrey Bogart, wants to find out why – and who’ll take the fall for his partner’s murder.

                Tickets to TCM Big Screen Classics: THE MALTESE FALCON 75th Anniversary can be purchased online from Fathom Events.


Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros.

“TCM Big Screen Classics: The Maltese Falcon 75th Anniversary


More than 650 select movie theaters nationwide.  Tickets are available online at or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of participating theaters, click on the “Theater Locations” tab.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016                                    2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016                            2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time


Fathom Events and TCM present the biggest-ever, year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings classic movies back into theaters – presented in the original aspect ratio with digital projection – each month throughout 2016. In February, the fabled film noir favorite The Maltese Falcon returns to cinemas to thrill longtime fans and a new generation with its tale of murder, revenge and greed – a tale that has enthralled moviegoers from the moment it was first released 75 years ago.