HEMMINGWAY & COOPER
FIGUEIREDO • LAWS...
MARGARET JANE DALEY
DR. RICHARD R. REICHEL
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Why Theatrically Trained Actors
Stumble When They Audition
For Film Roles
Twenty-two year old Darla Dimmore is taking an acting
class at Elephant Butte Dam College, along with other
courses. Her main goal in life is to be an outstanding professional
film actor. Professor Nedmond Zamp, her
instructor and theater director at the college, has his class
working on a play entitled Circumbendibus. It is a story
about fratricide because of love. Darla learns that even
using high-tech concealed microphones, the cast must
speak louder than normal for the benefit of the audience.
The dialogue in the script is rarely altered.The actors are
strictly limited to the perimeters of the stage area. Each
cast member must follow rigid placement markings to prevent
one actor from interfering or blocking another’s performance.
Exaggerated movements are necessary to assist
the audience in clearly understanding what is happening in
each scene. In most cases, character adjustments or dialogue
changes cannot be made.There are no camera
angles, just the stage front, and certainly no close-ups.
Stage mobility is limited and strictly controlled.The lighting
is normally fixed.The props, scenery, and backdrops are
usually exaggerated, not realistic, and have limited flexibility.
In addition to all this, a theater director and his goals
and motives are, for the most part, very different from
those of a film director. Darla clearly realizes now that
though theater acting may be a well-respected form of
acting and a distant relative of film acting, it is definitely not
film acting. Darla is perplexed and now must search elsewhere
if she is to succeed in the world of film acting.
(Page 20, of Everybody is An Actor)
Today there are several methods being used to train
individuals to become future or better actors.
Unfortunately they were designed primarily for theater
acting and are actually quite old.That is why many who
want to become good or possibly great film actors fail at
auditions or never become successful at this unique craft.
Darla Dimmore is just one example of thousands who
are searching for a better way to learn.That way is the
Psychophantic System of film acting! This system is
based on psychological principles.There is nothing else
like it in the whole world! In my workshops and in my
book, Everybody is an Actor, one who wants to
truly be a skillful film artist, learns how to win an audition.
•What is being revealed about the character?
•How do you feel about him or her?
•How will you deal with the part and seal the role
and make it real!
I clearly instruct how to give the portrayal genuine
appeal and zeal. It is also important to know after a
performance how to heal yourself. It is imperative that a
professional film actor know the jargon used in this industry
and be able to radiate positive energy when working
with all who are involved in a TV or motion picture production.This
is what I offer to all my students and seasoned
film actors who want to reach a higher level of success. In
addition to all this, I present and explain many other extraordinary
ways to be truly outstanding as a film actor. Methods
and theater thespians cannot make this offer or guarantee.
In future articles I will explain how to overcome stage
fright and each one of my psychophantic sensors.
ABOUT DR. RICHARD R. REICHEL
Dr. Reichel has a long and varied experience in the
film and TV industries, from actor and director to
casting and cameraman. He holds multiple degrees,
including one in film production and a doctorate in
counseling psychology. Reichel, the author of
“Everybody is an Actor”, was the first to produce a TV
program about Asian cultures in America, and the
first to present a TV show about all aspects of
organic living. He is credited with persuading film star
Jackie Chan to come to the U.S. to make movies.
He created an innovative and comprehensive acting
system that immerses participants in the culture of
film production while helping them actually become
the character with impressive time efficiency. His
system is also excellent for those who would like
to have superior confidence and be more dynamic
and assertive at work, social situations, school, or
even at home.
Dr. is the lone crusader for the restoration of the
United States film and television industry and a positive
form of training film actors! He has been a guest on
countless talk shows across the nation. Find him on
Facebook,Youtube, and other internet links.You can
contact him through E-Mail at:
ON THE COVER
Through The Eyes of
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Filmmaker John Mulholland’s documentary, “Cooper &
Hemingway: The True Gen,” focuses not simply on one
fascinating subject, but two: Gary Cooper and Ernest
Hemingway. This film explores the differences and
surprising similarities between these two cultural giants.
Mulholland’s first break was in the
1980s, at the Arts network (A&E).
Mulholland was brought in to
write and direct documentaries by visionary
Curtis Davis, who headed the network. “It
was the beginning of cable television,”
Mulholland explains. “There were no set
running times, and whether our pieces were
27 or 38 minutes, we were allowed whatever
it took to tell the story.” His documentary
subjects varied from Van Gogh, to Charles
Dickens, to Macbeth, to many more subjects
he loved. Cooper and Hemingway’s friendship
is such a subject.
“When I was a teenager, my father introduced
me to Hemingway, and I was immediately
taken by his simple, no artifice style,”
Mulholland reminisces. “I also really liked
Gary Cooper— he truly became his characters.”
Part of why he chose to make this documentary
was because of the way these two
men were opposites, yet mirrors, of one
another. Hemingway’s public image was that
of an academic, war lover, misogynist, and
alcoholic. In contrast, Cooper was thought of
as dim, a cowboy type who was an overall
nice person. Mulholland began wondering
how two such apparent opposites could have
become so close. The research he began on
this ultimately turned into “Cooper &
Hemingway: The True Gen.”
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ulholland was fascinated to
learn that both men were
highly influential to the
nation as a whole—not just
as icons, but specifically as
males. “For better and worse, both Cooper
and Hemingway are responsible for defining
what American masculinity meant in the first
half of the twentieth century,” Mulholland
elaborates. Both men put forth an image of
being strong, silent, and ready to face danger,
yet never vulnerable. Mulholland’s film
shows how such cultural pressures were at
points damaging to their careers, as well as to
American men as a whole. Mulholland was
also intrigued whenever he discovered things
about these men that were unexpected.
Some of Hemingway’s lesser-known works
belied the image the world had of him. His
stories “Cat in the Rain” and “A Canary for
One” deal with marital dysfunction, while
“Up in Michigan” focuses on date rape—and
he did not approach these topics in way that
would a misogynist. The supposedly unintelligent
Cooper, in turn, had many artistic and
intellectual friends, entirely outside of the
realm of Hollywood. In different ways, both
Hemingway and Cooper were forced to
repress their more empathic, sensitive sides
for the American public at large.
There is so much that can fit into a two hour
and fifteen-minute documentary. However,
when the film is focused on two people and
the relationship between them, it can be a
struggle to balance all the information on
both. “There was much I shot that ended up
on the cutting room floor,” Mulholland notes.
“For example, they were seemingly opposite
politically—Cooper a Republican, and
Hemingway a Democrat. However, they were
closer aligned than people realized.” One of
Mulholland’s favorite anecdotes is about how
the iconic fashion designer Bill Blass not only
knew Gary Cooper—he considered the actor
to have been one of the most powerful fashion
influences in the twentieth century. Upon
further research, Mulholland was surprised to
also learn that fashion also mattered to
Hemingway. Although Hemingway lived in
Cuba for the last twenty years of his life, he
still had shorts crafted from the finest stores
in New York. While some of these details
were cut from the 2013 final film, fortunately,
the upcoming Blu-ray holds them all.
asked how he felt as a director
working on this film, Mulholland’s
response is emphatic: “Anybody
who makes documentaries and tells you that
they’re a director is full of themselves.” He
expounds, “Making a documentary entire
relies upon the people you got on camera.”
Fortunately for Mulholland, he got many
great people to appear. He wanted Joan
Didion to be part of the documentary, and
while she was unavailable, she was happy to
be quoted in it. Charlton Heston was instrumental,
showing Mulholland first editions of
Hemingway in dozens of languages, and
being interviewed on camera. Sam Waterson,
of “Law & Order” fame, narrates the film.
Actor Chris Pratt has seen the documentary
and loved it, for Gary Cooper is whom he
studies when he is about to take on a role.
Finally, Mulholland is also thrilled to have
worked with premiere documentarian Craig
Gilbert, who was integral to the production of
the documentary. “He helped me pick out
where I wasn’t being objective,” Mulholland
smiles. “He made sure I didn’t make a film
that forced the viewer to see things in a certain
Mulholland is excited for the Blu-ray
release of “Cooper & Hemingway: The True
Gen,” particularly since it holds so many
extra features. He is also mid-way through
production on his next film, which focuses on
the American writer Elmore Leonard (who,
incidentally, was mentored by Ernest
Hemingway). Mulholland is particularly
excited to do a film about Leonard, >>>
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given that he is one of the most influential
writers in America over the last fifty years.
Despite being a Caucasian man, Leonard is
also notable for being a writer who is respected
as a strong writer of women characters, as
well as people of color. Mulholland is currently
looking for the film’s narrator, and the
goal is to have the documentary finished by
early September. – Donna Letterese
For more information on
Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen
Some Roads to Hollywood
Are Longer Than Others
ike youngsters everywhere (even in Brazil), Tatyana would spend
hours upon hours watching television. And, at a young age, she
knew she wanted to become an actress. When she was old
enough, she enrolled in a college where she could study acting.
After that, she spent the next three years in an acting school which
offered more specialized classes for actors who wished to pursue
careers in film and television. To gain more practical experience,
Tatyana volunteered her time in a theatre group with roles in plays
and other productions such as short films. Her earlier rigors were
rewarded when the theatre company hired her to teach acting to its
Her skills did not go unnoticed. She became one of over 150
applicants to become part of Margie Haber’s acting program – in
Hollywood. Margie did have one basic required facet and that
was... her students had to speak English! So, in less than four
months of arduous learning, Tatyana learned a new language.
Tatyana made the life-changing decision and moved to Los
Angeles and started all over. She became one of Heber’s top students.
Her new life and career magically changed as she attained
several roles in short films, doing modeling as well as several television
commercials. And, to sharpen her craft, she became part of
the Sherman Oaks based Whitefire Theatre, one of L.A.’s premier
ensemble theatre companies which regularly offers its acting members
the opportunity to perform live on stage.
All of Tatyana’s perseverance, hard work and dedication to her
acting career finally paid off when was cast in the Warner Bros. film,
Suicide Squad. She recalls the experience of her first major role and
looks back on the road she has traveled to date.
READ MORE >>
How did you actually get the part in Suicide Squad?
I did the audition and it was crazy because it came down to me
and one other girl, and the role was a Russian girl named Tatiana.
So it was a bit funny and kind of like destiny. I think my name
helped me get the role a bit!
What was it like working on the set of Suicide Squad?
My experience on set was the best ever. Everyone treated me
very well. I had my own wardrobe room and someone was constantly
checking up on me, asking if I needed anything. Things
like that are rare when you are a lesser known actor!
Once I was scheduled to be on set, director David Ayer came to
me to say thank you for me being there. What a pleasure meeting
him! I want to say THANK YOU to him for giving me this awesome
opportunity to be a part of this amazing production.
When it was time to shoot my scene a very funny situation took
place. I never received so much attention and care at the same
time. I was waiting for the crew to set up the cameras and one
guy, who was in charge of taking care of me, asked me if I wanted
some water and I said yes. He left right away to get it for me.
Next the stunt man of Adam Beach (Slipknot in the film), the actor
who I interact with, asked me if I wanted water and I said that
someone was already getting some for me, but he left to go get
some for me as well. Then, another man who was an assistant
camera man came and brought me a couple bottles of water.
Seconds later one by one everyone was coming to me and giving
me bottles of water! haha It was so funny because I had so many
bottles of water on set that I had to hide them in different places
on the set so they did not not show on camera! And because my
scene takes place in my bathroom, the assistant camera man
and I were playing around saying that we could fill up the bathtub
just with the water everyone had brought me! I definitely wasn’t
The shooting of the scene went very smoothly, Adam Beach
(Slipknot) was very nice and friendly and so was his stunt man. I
felt so comfortable on set that I completely forgot that I was in a
really huge production with such amazing well-known actors. I
had a blessed time that day. I will never forget that moment and
how well I was treated. Every single person involved in that movie
got my attention, my respect and my admiration. I would love to
say thanks to everyone involved with Suicide Squad for such an
Which actors, actresses, and films or TV shows influenced
you when you were young?
I did the audition and it was crazy because it came down to me
and one other girl, and the role was a Russian girl named Tatiana.
So it was a bit funny and kind of like destiny. I think my name
helped me get the role a bit!
Since I was young I have had an admiration for Meryl Streep in
any movie she’s been in, she’s my favorite! Johnny Depp, especially
in Edward Scissorhands, Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic and
Shakespeare in Love, and other movies such as the entire Harry
Potter series, the books had a major impact on MORE >>
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me! Hook, The Princess Diaries, Matilda, and so many more
movies. And the TV show Friends helped me learn English as
quickly as possible!
All these movies, tv shows and actors inspired me to pursue my
dreams and fight for them. When I decided to become an actress
I didn’t think twice. I made the decision and I took with me all the
positive energy. People who were telling me that I was crazy or
this career is very hard and would be almost impossible, didn’t
bother me, actually, they helped me to fight more and to not give
up. I decided to come to America to become what I want to be: An
inspirational, successful and recognizable actress.
What kind of roles do you feel are best for you?
The roles I think are best for me are in the drama genre, I love
characters that get wild or crazy. Not really mentally crazy, but
they experience very crazy scenarios.
Who else in Hollywood would you like to work with?
I would love to work with all of my idols! Meryl Streep, Johnny
Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as amazing directors like Tim
What’s next for you?
Guitars and Guns, directed by Robin Mountjoy, starring Jake
Tatyana Figueiredo on IMDb
Tatyana Figueiredo Personal Website
Suicide Squad in IMDb
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A FLIGHT TO REMEMBER
Sometimes, Saying a Prayer
Can Make An Acting Career Soar
Victoria was born in the
Russian city of Rostov-on-
Don and was the younger
of two girls. Early in her
childhood she begged her
parents to buy her a piano
and when that dream came
true, she enrolled in the
local music school. Music
became her first big
passion in life. Later, her
mom moved to a new
home in Moscow. As she
was growing up, she began
to get modeling and acting
work. After high school,
she was enrolled at
Moscow University where
she studied journalism and
broadcasting. During her work on the Russian TV
station, she flew to Los Angeles and totally fell in love
with California. She later relocated there to pursue a
career in the performing arts.
Viktoria recalls, “Most of my acting jobs were in
commercials for Bank of America, Samsung and
Microsoft. When I received a call to have a part in the
feature film, Sully, starring Tom Hanks and directed by
Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood, I couldn’t wait to
be on the set. I was cast as
one of the passengers on the
fateful flight. It was not a
One day, Director Clint
Eastwood approached me and
asked if I could speak Russian.
“Yes,” I said. And, before I
could even blink, they added a
special scene where I was
filmed reciting a Russian
prayer in my native language.
It was probably one of
the most difficult roles I’ve
ever done in my whole acting
life. We were in cold water
inside of the plane most of
the time. But, the excitement
from working with such a legend
and the story of that flight itself was definitely
worth it. The atmosphere on the set was amazing as
everyone was great!
She went on to say, “This opportunity was made
easier for me because of the kindness and professional
manor of the film’s First Assistant Director, David
Bernstein, who worked on my scene.
It would be great to work with this amazing crew
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Airik Ace is a nine-year-old
bilingual prodigy and
Hollywood actor who lives in
Beverly Hills. Though mostly
self-taught, he is a multi-talented
youngster who aspires
to be like his favorite actor,
He excels in school obtaining
high grades and loves
sports. Airik has earned his
blue belt in Tae Kwon Do.
He is learning to play golf and
is being taught by a former
PGA tour professional. He
enjoys playing in his yard and
swimming in the family pool.
Airik is also learning to play
the piano and enjoys singing
songs that he has composed.
But, he dreams of a future
directorial debut with the
inspiration and loving
guidance from... >
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is a gorgeous, vivacious Russianborn
woman who performed as a
Prima Ballerina for many years with
the very famous ballet company
Voljanka and Moiseevkii troop.
She found her strength in theater in
Vienna where she really felt she
belonged and developed a strong
love for the stage. She starred in
theater and, as her talent grew, felt a
calling to become an actor which
eventually led her to Los Angeles to
pursue her career. She recalled of an
amazing time with Steven Spielberg
who let her sit next to him while
directing a scene where she got to
experience first hand a view through
the director’s eyes.
Irina now lives in the hills overlooking
Beverly Hills with her young son
Airik Ace. Her tidy home is filled with
treasures and art from around the
world. Above, she is pictured with an
incredible portait of herself.
Irina is an actress and producer,
known for Nowhereland, The White
Horse Is Dead (2005) and
DayDreams of Rudolph Valentino
(2007). She also had a role in the
Versace film, Silent Screams.
She is an incredible devoted
mother and would like to help her son
become a force in the entertainment
What will she be doing next?
It’s Time to Get Out There
Social Media . . . that’s just for hormonally-charged teens,
political pundit wannabes and doting grandparents trying to keep
up with where their geographically-dispersed families... right?
While the above may be true for some, the
reality is that Social Media has thrust itself
into the marketing and communications landscape—an
essential tool for businesses and individuals
of all types to engage their customers and potential
customers in conversations about their brands
Do it right and rather than you reaching out to your
target customers, they come to you for the indispensable
content and sense of brand community that
only you can provide.
The key, of course, is doing it right. Read on for how.
First, whether you’re selling a widget, an album, or
promoting a new film, size does matter. Of course,
you want a quality audience that’s genuinely interested
in your brand and what you have to say, and
interested in sharing news about your brand with
others, but you also want numbers—BIG numbers.
Case in point, telling 10 of the most interested and
loyal fans all about your products and services just
won’t create the kind of
buzz telling a self-selected
target audience of a hundred,
a thousand, ten
thousand, or even more
“fans” will.Twenty years
ago, advertisers and marketers
could only dream
of such a thing. Now, with
social media it’s reality . ..
ROOM TO GROW . . . BUT
IT TAKES COMMITMENT
So now you’re either thinking,“I’ve already got those
numbers,” or you’re shaking in your boots wondering,“I’ve
got 100 followers, how am I ever going to
get numbers like that?” Regardless of the current
size of your Social Media followings, you have room
to grow—and audience growth is achievable, so long
as you are committed, patient, and in it for the longrun.
Success through Social Media is not a one-anddone
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: content.
Content. CONTENT! Without providing valuable
content that your followers can’t find elsewhere,
you’re just treading water.Articles, blogs, infographics,
videos, white papers, etc., are all examples of the
kind of content you should be generating and posting
to social media.
Participate/post/tweet often. If you post articles
or comment on Social Media only once or twice a
month, you’re unlikely to create buzz around your
brand.Those who follow you want reassurances that
you’ll be a frequent contributor, otherwise they’ll just
go elsewhere.To you, daily
updates might feel like
overkill, but remember
only YOU read 100% of
what you share.Your audience
will not see everything
you post, so frequency
is important, just
like it’s important when
running radio or print or
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Don’t wait until the last minute to sow your
social media seeds. Building genuine followings on
social media takes time. Unless your Justin Bieber,
you’re probably not going to get 10,000 new followers
overnight. So if you’ve got an event, a premier, or
a record debut coming up 6-, 9-, or even 12-months
out, start talking about it now on social media to
build interest and demand.Think about new film
trailers, many of which debut up to a year ahead of a
movie’s release date to generate excitement. Build
hype (awareness) and community (followers) sooner
rather than later, leading to greater frequency as you
get closer to the event. Keep it simple at first, posting
maybe three times a week, ramping up to 1 or 2
times a day as your big event/sale/or premier
Realize that the days of organic social media
growth are over as Facebook,Twitter, and others
repress your reach if you are not advertising
on their respective platform. Not fair, you
say? It’s business—it doesn’t have to be.To maximize
your social media reach, you need to be viewed as
an advertiser, and that means paid placements in
addition to organic posts and shares.
Don’t go it alone—follow “influencers” in your
field or industry. Influencers are people you know
that members of your target audience are likely following.
Comment on their posts, and use hash tags
(#) so your content can be found easily, and use
@mentions so influencers know when you mention
them. Doing so will expose you and your brand to
an ever-widening audience. Impress influencers, say
or share something of value, and they’ll start to follow
you and share your content.
Count your website in your social media/marketing
mix. Building a strong community through
social is one thing, but you need to seal the deal.
Don’t forget your website! Make sure the user experience
there aligns with your social presence and
that it leads to more sales, conversions, or whatever
it is you are trying to accomplish by hyping your
brand. Just how well does your website engage visitors?
Do you have measurable performance goals
and objectives? If your website engagement does not
mesh with your social media activity, dig deeper.
Conduct surveys, examine trends, find out what you
need to do to turn growing interest in your brand
into paying customers in your sales pipeline.
Today’s consumers are savvy.They want valuable content
from the brands they buy from—content they
can embrace in their everyday lives at home, at
work, and at play.They want to become part of the
conversation, part of a community that is attracted
and loyal to your offerings.As brand devotees, they
talk about your brand, tell others, and share your
content, helping to spread the word.
Now get out there and engage!
— Paul June, King of the Jungle… out there.
Chris Ortega (r) and David Montano
Have Come to Life
Chris Ortega, a self-published author, has created
a story series about tiny aliens to promote
reading and help eliminate illiteracy worldwide.
He provides children and all book lovers with
fun and innovative children’s stories through his animated
book series. His first book My Unique Friends
The Obiiis Obiis:The Beginning as his first inspiration
for UFO lovers with appeal to somewhere beyond
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... The ObiiS
This book tells a story of tiny aliens who go by the
name Obiis. These special aliens have unique creative
aliens, which make them distinctive from all the
rest and, most importantly, are known for their
friendliness. His second book Obiis:The Friendship is
about the astronauts return back to Earth where no
one believes them about meeting tiny aliens. So, they
have to return back to the planet Orii to learn more
about the Obiis and bring them as proof of their
existence. These cute, aliens explore interplanetary
relationships, taking young children on a journey
through stories of teamwork, friendship and enjoyment
–– all set in a friendly planet of excitement,
happiness and laughter which is home sweet home.
The Obiis are a new brand that appeals to parents
and grandparents for the values they represent and
captivate kids. The characters become mentors that
children will grow to admire. With a new playful collection
of handmade plush alien characters, Obii, the
Leader and Obii, the Girl Xtreme are made of soft
cotton fabric that will complement the book. These
plush toys will produce a fun creative animated
enjoyment for children who enjoy and love reading.
Chris has instilled core value to the making of these
fun and unique products where their social vision is
“Reading is Giving.” With the purchased of a book,
Obiis donate as book to child in need. Obiis’ motto
is to give back to society and, at the same time,
share the love of reading to impoverished communities
around the world thereby opening the eyes and
dreams of those that matter and need it most…the
Chris hopes that one day his books and his
adorable little alien characters will come to life in a
very special animated feature film or television
For more information visit: www.obiis.com
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The Smart Travel Companion for You
Every professional travels . . . whether it's an overnight or extended
business trip, a brief daily commute from home to the office, or to
see a client. Regardless of distance travelled or the time you expect
to be away, you need your laptop, business cards, hard-copy files,
notepads, and pens, and various accessories. Like the old American
Express ads of the 1970s and 1980s, you don't want to leave home (or
the office) without it!
For overnight trips, you'll of course want to include some personal
items you can carry onto the plane with you safely and conveniently.
Not too long ago, an email from a San Diego publicist showed up in my
inbox promoting a newly-designed carrying case-one with wheels. As I
look at the sleek design and functional features, I wondered, could this be
the answer that my colleagues and I, as well as other business types,
have been seeking? A perfect blend of form and function?
We requested a sample of the case, and within a couple of days FedEX
showed up with the product: the Professional Rolling Laptop Case from
Anaheim-based Mobile Edge.
We asked our staff and business contacts what sort of traveling cases
they like best. Most said they aren't happy with anything they use to carry
today's necessary items for Professionals-not even backpacks so highlyprized
by Millennials and younger members of the work force.
For two days (as well as a weekend if they planned an out-of-town trip),
we asked members of our staff plus a couple of free-lance writers to use
the case. Each was asked to comment on ease of use, practicality, looks,
There was NOT one negative comment about the case from any of
them. In fact, each wanted to keep their case in exchange for a review! As
Publisher, I will put a review together. In the meantime, here's a Q & A
about the case with the President/CEO of Mobile Edge, G. David
What kinds of devices fit into the Professional
The Professional Roller Laptop case features an
adjustable compartment to fit tablets, notebooks, and
laptops with screens of 13 to 17 inches. The backpack,
holds laptops with screens of 13 to 16 inches.
How big is the laptop case?
At 18” x 14” x 10” the Professional Roller fits under
most airplane seats or easily in overhead bins while
providing ample storage to fit files, pens, phones,
business cards, keys, cables, peripherals, and even a
change of clothes and other personal items. The
checkpoint friendly backpack measures 16” x 9” x 19”.
What kinds of things can I transport with the
Professional Rolling Laptop Case?
The Professional Roller combo offers great versatility.
You can use it to wheel your laptop, files, and
accessories across busy streets, or combine it with
Mobile Edge’s matching Professional Backpack
(which fits securely atop the rolling case using a
built-in trolley strap) and you can transport your
entire mobile office and more through even the
How durable is the case?
Constructed of durable ballistic nylon, the
Professional Roller is weather and impact resistant,
ensuring that your expensive hardware, irreplaceable
data, and personal items are well-protected, wellorganized,
and easy to access when needed. And, it
comes with a lifetime warranty.
Is it easy to maneuver?
With the Professional Roller, you can make your way
through hectic airports, crowded parking garages, or
busy streets with ease. Its five-stage telescoping handle
and free-rolling in-line skate wheels add maneuverability
and stability—and securing the matching
backpack atop the rolling case is a snap using the
built-in trolley strap.
Is the Professional Roller just for business travelers?
Practically anyone needing to transport and protect
any electronic device and/or accessories can benefit
from using the versatile Professional Roller and
Backpack combo. In addition to laptops, tablets,
notebooks, and smartphones, it can accommodate
textbooks, notebooks, and even snacks and personal
items. Pair it with the Professional Backpack, and it’s
not difficult to imagine students using the
Professional Roller “system” to organize and cart all
of their computer and school-related materials around
campus. Gamers can use the Professional Roller and
backpack to transport their gaming consoles, VR/AR
devices, and games worry-free.
What prompted Mobile Edge to design and build
the Professional Rolling Laptop Cases?
These are products that our customers have been asking
for. The Professional Roller and Backpack incorporate
over fifteen years of end user input and feedback.
The result is two cases that are more intuitive
and user friendly than any other products on the market
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the words from David Cartwright, our Staff and me or the photos of this
innovative solution can aptly describe for you the usefulness and versatility of this product. So... we
asked them to put together a video.
View it now >>
Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger
bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. We are
known for our innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty and commitment to
IN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE 35
PERFORMING ARTIST PROFILE
“My mission is to defend what it means to
be a genuine artist. An innovator willing to
question and stretch those boundaries, defy
them at times, and ultimately bring them
together in new form.” - Laura Carruthers
aura Carruthers is a performer, choreographer,
director, producer, and master visionary with that
magic combination of creative rebelliousness to
make her mark by changing up the dance world and
challenging audiences. Not only is she breaking the
rigid barriers of ballet and Scottish Highland dance by
merging them into her own celebrated form, she has created
a whole new hybrid genre of film and stage performance
that combines the cutting edge artistry of performers, musicians,
cinematographers, editors, special effects and stage
designers. The result is a fully immersive, fantastical
experience seen in a string of successful productions that
have been captivating audiences and critics worldwide.
Now after seven years in the making, Carruthers is about
to unleash her most highly anticipated production yet. Set
for release in January, 2017, Grace Fury is a feature length,
dance infused media scape starring Carruthers as her autobiographical
alter ego, Grace Fury, and an all-star cast of top
dancers from major companies and Broadway productions.
In a musical montage of Celtic, Contemporary and Classical
dance, audiences will be taken on a journey of self-discovery
through the eyes of a dancer that dares to challenge the
paradigms but also faces difficult choices at every transitional
juncture along the way.
“Grace Fury is my ultimate expression of raw, rebellious
and refined,” Carruthers reveals. “Through blessing and
tragedy, mystery and humility, ambition and sacrifice,
uniqueness and common bond, she not only prevails in her
own mission to touch our culture, she delivers a socio-political
message inspiring everyone to step out of the box and
create their own way.”
In addition to being an important story with a very human
appeal, Grace Fury promises to keep audiences on edge of
their seats with a masterful montage exploring different
styles and genres of music, choreography and film. Shot
with five Panasonic VariCams, the narrative story interweaves
between finished stage performances, documentary
style behind the scenes footage and clips from Carruthers’
past projects to present an autobiographical journey of her
20-year evolution as a performer and innovator.
“The production jumps between different styles of music
and dance in a playful, provocative manner that challenges
traditional paradigms and through the performance, the
playfulness is brought into order as the evolution of an artist
takes shape,” she explains. “The choreography, music,
themes, and footage, have been deconstructed,
rearranged, and blended to portray Grace Fury’s unique
artistic vision and her observations, thoughts and feelings as
she is challenged to stay true to her authentic self in the arc
of her journey.”
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...Laura previous page
ike Grace Fury and many other great innovators throughout
time, Carruthers first mastered her many crafts
before challenging the paradigms and pioneering her own
artistic path. By the young age of four, she was already
enrolled in ballet, tap, and tumbling classes and then at age
seven, she switched her focus to the Highland Dance of her
Scottish heritage. Carruthers’ natural talent quickly took her
up through the tough ranks of the very technique oriented
dance form and within ten years she had earned her elite
status as a world-renowned performer and six-time national
champion. By then Carruthers’ talent had also captured
the attention of the ballet world and she accepted a company
position with the esteemed Ballet Arizona. It was there
that artistic director, Michael Uthoff, asked her to collaborate
on choreography combining her Scottish Highland
background with ballet for a solo performance. Not only
was it a first of a kind fusion performance that wowed
critics and audiences, it was Carruthers’ first taste of
what creative freedom and artistic collaboration could
Within a few years, she had hand-picked a like-minded
team of dancers, musicians, singers and production professionals
from the worlds of ballet, Highland dancing, theater,
and film, and together they embarked on a collaborative
journey through multiple mediums of art. After a collection
of successful smaller projects, Carruthers and her collaborators
busted out on the scene with their official world premiere
tour of “Fire and Grace.” The production sold-out
major venues across the U.S. and catapulted Carruthers to
fame with high critical acclaim.
Needless to say, she is excited to see how audiences will
respond to the upcoming January release of her most ambitious
“My whole journey has been one of genuine experimentation.
I seek to urge others, even fellow artists, to resist and
to look beyond the usual channels of art and entertainment,
of questionable metrics and credibility, and to support those
both inside and outside of our familiar, established bubbles,”
– Jana Ritter
For more about Laura Carruthers and the upcoming debut
of Grace Fury, visit her website: www.lauracarruthers.com
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DR. F. JAMES CLARK
NEXT GENERATION CHOIR
Next Generation Choir
“When I was assembling the album ‘Solo’, I was
thinking of a tribute to the patriarchs of jazz...”
t’s been over three years since Ronnie
Laws released any music projects.
Recently, he performed his latest composition,
Settle Down, at a electrically charge
release party at the famed Catalina Bar &
Grill in Holllywood.
Our Belinda Foster sat down with the
jazz great to chat about his new music
release, Settle Down,written by Laws,is a
new progressive single that Laws is proud
to share with fans.When asked about the
theme of Settle Down, Laws shared his own
Tell us about your childhood and where you
I am a Houston native and I grew up surrounded by my
family members who are gifted in music. I discovered the
essence of inspiration being exposed to hearing them play
and exploring music on my own as well.
What sparked your interest in music? Did it begin
in your childhood?
As a child, I was always around music. My family is made
up of both singers and musicians. In addition to listening
to my family members play, I also explored the music of
other musicians. I enjoyed listening to jazz, especially the
music of Joe Sample, the Jazz Crusaders and Wilton
Felder. John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley inspired
me a great deal, too.
What do you enjoy most about performing?
When I play in a studio or live at shows, it is a joy for me
to share music with the people around me.As a musician,
you can take moments to express your feelings and your
thoughts in such a way that you’ll find moments that connect
you to people who don’t know you but do understand
you through your music.
Tell us about your inspiration as a musician.
Who are some of your favorite artists? How did
you get into this?
There are quite a few musicians that continue to inspire
me. I am speaking of artists who had an impact on me as
a youngster in Houston to even now.As a child, I was
always excited to hear new styles of music… even a new
song.As I continued to grow, I was impacted by sax guys
from Texas like Arnette Cobb and David Fathead
You have been work on an album entitled Solo. Is
this a reflection long career in music?
“When I was assembling the album ‘Solo’, I was thinking
of a tribute to the patriarchs of jazz...” honoring Miles
Davis, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald and other greats. I like
the fact that it has a spoken word as part of the song as
well. It is a progressive move on my part. I think and look
forward to sharing it with my fans. It will reach a lot of
people in a positive way.”
Tell us about how you chose the players for Settle Down.
I basically incorporated guys I’ve worked with throughout
the years. It was a great experience being with people
you formerly worked with and who you have built solid
relationships with over many, many years.
Settle Down is distributed
through Blue Tree
Records/UMGD and is
now available on iTunes,
Amazon and other
major digital outlets.
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Wait Until Dawn
Though Nazneen Rahman has become widely
known for her work in the sciences; being recognised
by The BBC as a 'Game Changer', making
the BBC Woman’s Hour 2014 Power List.
Her new album is turning listeners into fans!
Answer No Questions
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Cameron released ‘I Want You’ on the 4th April this
year, the same day she was supporting Simon Cowell’s
acclaimed X Factor winner Sam Bailey at His
Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. With its fresh and infective
beat, the sun-inspired ‘I Want You’ produced by Derby
based duo Sound Junkeyz, is sure to become the background
track to summer memories all around the country,
cementing the singer as Scotland’s freshest star.
It’s been a long journey in the making for inspirational
Aberdeen-raised Cameron Jay. Wih over 15 years recording
and performing experience already under her belt, the
singer has been carving her musical career since she was
just 9 after having her first singing lesson at primary
school, before going on to record her first single at 12,
then joining a girl band and recording a covers album at
13. Despite her young age, Cameron was sure tht she had
found her calling, “From a young age I knew singing was
what I wanted to do”, she explains.
Whilst living in London she enjoyed winning her first
singing battle at The Jump Off, had he opportunity to
record with London based artist Logic and was invited to
perform at Vibes and Pressure’s famed music nights in
Dalston’s ‘Passing Clouds’. She has graced many
stages at an array of quirky and credible events;
from Brixton Splash, London 2012 Olympics Opening
Ceremony, all the way to performing in Nairobi, Kenya.
Her new chart release follows Cameron’s original EP,
‘Fearless’, which showcases the singer’s chameleon-like musical
prowess. She is can churn out the dance hits
whilst stitching together songs with lyrics of strength and
vulnerability. Revealing a grittier side to the
singer, the EP’s standout track ‘Angels and
Demons’ lays bare an edgier and more personal
side to the talented songstress. Highlighting the
power hidden behind emotional transparency, ‘Angels and
Demons speaks of facing her fears and being in
control of her destiny, successfully underpinning her title
of the EP, ‘Fearless’.
A year after starting singing lessons Cameron’s family
received news that she had she had developed a rare and
serious form of liver cancer. With doctors giving her
just one month to live, her future was incredibly uncertain.
After seven months of intensive chemotherapy in hospital
she was transferred to Birmingham for a lifesaving operation
3⁄4 of her liver. Fortunately, through receiving both alternative
therapies and chemotherapy treatment she reached remi
ssion, leaving her more determined than ever to fulfil her
dreams and inspire people who have had or are going throughsame
experience as her.
It’s great to see more alternative therapies being
introduced through the GP practices and through the information
available on the internet. This type of healing can
really support the body when receiving chemotherapy treatment.
You really need the energy to fight through every
day but eating and drinking isn’t something you desire too
much when you constantly feeling sick with the treatment.
I want people to know that YOU can survive cancer...my
nana’s partner has survived cancer 3 times!! It hurts me to
think of so many people going through what my family
went through. I really hope my music and my story speaks
to people and encourages them to research as much as they
can to find out what is available to support patients during
their time in hospital and help their recovery process”.
Cameron Jay’s bravery and optimism shines through her music
proving infectious to everyone who encounters her. She has come
a long way in life and in her career, proving an inspiration and
a ray of sunshine within the granite city to those thinking
they’re cornered by dark days having starred in documentary
imparting empowering words of inspiration to those who need it
most. She continues to be a beacon of positivity, inspiring
people all over the world not only with her music, but her
story of strength. ?
“I never had a plan b, all I knew was that singing.
Text courtesy of Mindmaster Promotions.
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E“What’s in the Gift Bag?”
very award show and major special event treats the attending celebrities like royalty. As
part of the festivities, Gifting Suites (or lounges) are set up in the ballrooms of swank
hotels where sponsoring companies have rented space in order to entice the celebrity
guests to see, feel and accept samples of their products and services. The celebrities,
and their publicists, are escorted by members of the organizer’s staff, make a grand
tour, with gift bag(s) in hand, stoppiEng to see the products, pose for pictures with
sponsors’ staff members and adding the gift to their bounty.
Members of the media are invited as well to record the celebrities as they tour and stop
to accept the greetings and gifts. The recently held MTV Awards haad dozens of sponsors
who offered their products. In Hollywood Magazine’s Sylvia Sylver spent part of the day
and visited with some of the event’s sponsors...
Unbreakable hats and T-shirts
were a hit at the gifting suite
Honoring the MTV Movie & TV
Awards. Survivor Apparel sends
a strong message that “We are all
stronger than we realize and that
no matter what life throws at us
we are stronger together.”
Aitai Kuji products, only available in Japan,
had adorable toys and anime goods are a sure
hit for kids of all ages.
Artist Cyndie Wade offered custom createdmessages
of your choice as your unique
Jannine Vinci, owner of Italy Oseree
swimwear presented her fashionable line
which features fabulous colors and sparkles
for poolside or beach.
If your company has a product that you would
like to promote and publicize to entertainment
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The Bachelorette Viewing Party
in Beverly Hills
Blogger babes, Heidi Nazarudin & Rachel
McCord hosted “The Bachelorette” viewing
party at ONLY IN BEVERLY HILLS where
Owner Lisa Bochmer created fabulous gift
bags. Each contained one-of-a-kind chic
pouches, white halter tees and a signature
water botttle. Guests were also treated with
fashion forward styling from DryBar along
with pink champagne and delicious desserts.
- Sylvia Sylver
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DENIS BOCQ is the head
baker at Clifton’s Republic, the historic
cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles.This
classically trained French baker is now
serving his authentic croissants and country
breads. He’s known as the “baker to the
stars.” Many of the French restaurants in Los
Angeles feature his breads and pastries which
are baked fresh daily.
Developer Andrew Meieran has kept the
original and eclectic atmosphere of Clifton’s.
You can eat, drink and enjoy its museum -
like style and view various mementos of the
past and present. It has recently been renovated
and features a multi-level restaurant
and bar. The entertainment community uses
the vast space for A-List affairs and events.
The location is also ideal for filming.
Its a place to be and be seen. -Syliva Sylver
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It’s Not What They Say,
It’s What You Hear
By Jordan Summers
Ann Convery blends the rules of the ancient Lizard
Brain with her clients’ signature marketing or business
message. As a result, the entrepreneurs and business
owners she works with experience a steady increase in
prospects, customers, and business.
In Entertainment asked Ann to share some of her secrets.
What’s the Lizard Brain?
It’s the 450,000 year old reptilian brain. It’s our survival
brain. We now know that the Lizard Brain actually triggers
every decision we make, from what we eat for breakfast
to who we marry. It’s the part of the brain that triggers
the “buy” signal.
How do you talk to it?
It’s actually easy. There are very specific
rules to communicate with this
brain. But it’s so contrary to the way
that most of us talk in business, that
people have to train themselves to do
So when you talk to the Lizard Brain,
you’re addressing the brain that buys?
That’s right. No one’s going to buy
your service or product when you first
meet them or when they jump on your site. But if you
communicate with the Lizard Brain, you can trigger a series
of little “yes” decisions. Yes, they’re interested. Yes,
they want more. Yes, they want to talk. You can keep
this up until they decide to engage, buy, or sign.
What’s a non-Lizard Brain message?
One client came to me saying: “We’re a mid-cap insurance
brokerage. We cater to manufacturers, distributors,
health care, construction, real estate, transportation,
municipalities”... etc. Zzzzzz
What was the Lizard Brain message you created with him?
Here’s the message that increased his referral rate:
“Typically I find between 10K to 30K my clients didn’t
know they had in 60 minutes or less.”
How do you work with people?
I work on two levels. First we grab attention. Together
with my client, I re-word their pitch, introduction, speech,
or any communication they have. We create messages that
are all about your customer or prospect. This captures
attention within 8 to 20 seconds.
Really? 8 seconds?
That’s the human attention span. It’s not only possible to
capture attention in 8 seconds, it’s essential. And profitable.
What’s Step Two?
That’s my Secret Sauce. I embed simple neuromarketing
techniques in every message you deliver. These techniques
specifically target the Lizard Brain. So, you’re talking
to the “decision-maker” every time you speak. It
works online or off.
Is communicating with the Lizard Brain effective?
If you do it right, it’s so effective it should be illegal.
People get more clients within two to four months. They
increase their customer base. One client in Germany used
these techniques and made 200K Euros
in 24 hours.
Who do you work with?
I work with serial technology entrepreneurs
– brainy types who need to pitch
their new app or service to build a following,
get more customers, and pitch
to investors. I work with entrepreneurs
and business owners who want more
How did you start?
I started in media training – I prepared executives, professionals
and authors to go on CNN, The Today Show,
Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, the New
York Times, and many other outlets. The techniques I
used in media training to make sure my clients gave great
interviews are almost the same techniques I use to create
Were you surprised?
At first, I was shocked that it worked so well in business.
Then I discovered neuromarketing and realized that I’d
been teaching neuromarketing principles all along. The
system is based in solid brain research.
Any parting thoughts?
Yes. Go Lizard. You’ll never go back.
For more information
contact Ann at (323) 644-7955 or
As we continue CELEBRATION:
25, our next issue will bring
more interviews with the
people who are heading towards
success in entertainment.
We’re planning a re-union of those
great professionals who have been
featured on the covers of our past
issues. That should be fun to
discover what they have done over
the years with their careers.
And, watch for updates on the
MADE IN THE USA
It will be an event like no other!!!
So... stay in touch!
“Like most marketers, film industry promoters are facing the problem of
decreasing attention spans. Audiences today don’t even have the patience
to watch a full trailer, but putting the gist of a movie into a bite-sized gif lets
you capture potential viewers instantly - as well as provide a platform for
continuous engagement.” – RICHARD RABBAT, Founder of Gfycat
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