The Polaroid camera brand is a staple in picture taking for 80 years. The unique essence of a having one of their cameras brings about a nostalgic feeling. Growing up in the 90's a Polaroid camera was quite essential. I remember going with my mom to turn in the cameras and get the film developed. I remember the sounds of the camera clicks and the flash. While I'm writing this , the vibes of wanting to get another camera are definitely kicking in.
Through out time , cameras have built superstars , captured models, pivotal moments in history , or fun moments like your birthday, or family reunions. Do you remember those hilarious off guard pics someone snapped of you and you didn't hear the sound, but saw the flash? I know that has happened to some of you too. I know I'm not the only one with funny pictures. Polaroid has released new cameras through out the years and they've recently launched "The New Originals Project" according to magazine.polaroidoriginals.com to celebrate the new Polaroid OneStep 2 camera. Ryan McGinley 25, is helping us discover the next generation of instant photographers. Ryan is the youngest artists to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. “For me, the Polaroid format is what opened the door for my photography and creating relationships with the people I photographed,” he says. “With a Polaroid, the moments you have and connections you make with who you’re photographing can be even more impactful than the one shot you have. I chose each of these photographers because I believe they have the creative expression to capture their art and make connections in that one shot.”
McGinley is curating a series of photographs from emerging photographers Hunter Abrams, Marcus Branch, Rochelle Brock, Myles Loftin, and Sabrina Santiago and Polaroid is gifting them a OneStep 2 Camera to capture photo. The new Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 is a new instant camera that’s the spiritual successor to the iconic Polaroid OneStep. Like the original camera, the OneStep 2 is a fully analog camera . It’s compatible with both 600 film and a new i-Type film.
McGinley is curating a series of photographs from emerging photographers Hunter Abrams, Marcus Branch, Rochelle Brock, Myles Loftin, and Sabrina Santiago and Polaroid is gifting them a OneStep 2 Camera to capture photo. Check them out below .
In an upcoming exhibition in New York City chosen New Originals will be featured. Also Polaroid will be releasing a limited edition zine featuring their work. For the chance to be featured alongside the work of our #NewOriginals, you can submit one of your own images and enter our competition by clicking here.
50 Central on BET is definitely on to something. Mogul 50 Cent is using his platform to bring laughs , shed light on new talent, and showcase fresh music videos. The new show produced by G-Unit Films stars Tristen Winger, Jasmine Brown, Kiya Roberts, Vince Swann, and Mark Harley. The comedic series show cases different skits, guest DJ's, comedians, pranks, music, and comedic segments. You are def in for some laughs and surprise guest . So tune into 50 Central Wedneday nights 10:30/9:30 C.
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Chris Brown's new studio album "Heartbreak On A Full Moon" is officially #1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album . According to the Recording Industry Association of America, the double LP ( 45 track project) has already been certified GOLD! The album features Jhene Aiko, R.Kelly, Dej Loaf, Lil Yatchy, Usher , Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie , future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, and Verse Simmonds. Team Breezy is all for the album and all of it's hot records. Chris Brown has once again showed his genius as an artist and creator. His team of writers, and producers, collaborated to make "Heartbreak On A Full Moon".
The highly anticipated Dee-1 "Slingshot David The Album" IS HERE! I am so happy and so proud of Dee-1. If you've been following him over the years this soldier has stood his ground despite the ups and downs of life and the industry. From the classroom to global stages he has held it down and continued to be the one man army that he is.
The new project features Kango Smith, Avery Wilson, Sevyn Streeter, Kourtney Heart, Sean Carey, Minister Will Murray , Cyrus DeShield , and Jo-Jo. Jo- Jo is the 10 years old nephew of Dee-1's best friend Carl , whom was murdered a few years ago in New Orleans. Throughout the album Dee-1 and Jo-Jo have real convos about life. Dee-1 is gifted and has always been. He's defeating every Goliath. Dee-1 is blessed with unstoppable mission vision. The 26 track album covers joyful and painful moment of Dee-1's life. He speaks on losing loved ones, how the effects of Hurricane Katrina affected him and his family, keeping Jesus first, love , problems in the hood, following your passion, mission vision and more. You have to listen to it ! Get the album in the links below on all music platforms. Congratulations Dee-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This year Meek Mill has accomplished numerous ventures. He's put in hard work and that can't be discredited no matter what. The Philly born artist has continued to inspire and motivate his city and the world through his music and his story. Recently he attended the 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center and brought along youth from the Boys&Girls Club to enjoy the name . Meek has always found a way to give back during his busy career and still be there for his family and friends. In recent and shocking news on Monday (Nov. 6), Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years for violating his probation in a nearly decade old case. It's ridiculous and people are speaking up about the injustice . There's an issue that Meek has been sentenced to more time then a police officer or a block watch captain that have harmed or killed an unarmed African-American. This news has stirred up so many people including celebrities such as Jay Z, Kevin Hart, T.I, and more. His lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ that "Judge Genese Brinkley is enamored with the rapper and crossed all conceivable lines." The question of both cases being dropped and still having to serve time just doesn't make any sense. A petition to Governor Tom Wolf has been started to show support for Meek Mill and get him out. The petition can be signed here . Despite this news this case can't knock his achievements this year. I released articles in 2015 and 2016 about Meek having a big year and here's five reasons 2017 is big for him too.
WINS AND LOSSES ALBUM
"Wins And Losses" is the third studio album from Meek Mill. The album charted #3 on The Billboard Charts. Meek told Elliot Wilson this album was a rap album and he was breaking down all the wins and losses. Sating the fact that even if it was a loss it was a lesson and winning is still on his side. This album featured Lil Uzi, Ty Dolla $ign , Chris Brown, August Alsina, Teyana Taylor and more. Meek addressed multiple topics on this album showing his growth and didn't hold back. He teamed up with a bunch of producers to help create the hot records on his project. He also did the promo shows with Tidal for the album his release. The Philly show was super lit. Seeing Meek hold that platinum plaque on stage for DWMTM was a happy moment. Get his album"Wins And Losses"
WINS AND LOSSES MOVIE
In a Power 99 interview Meek talked about teaming up with Philly's own Spike Jordan to create this film. He wanted to do something different to roll out the album. He also expressed he wants to start a production company for the youth to get involved in. Meek released multiple music videos for "Wins And Losses" as well as this film.
HE RECORDED OVER 200 SONGS
Meek told IHeart Radio he recorded over 200 songs this year. So even though we got an album and a few cuts on the Meekend Music releases he still has a lot of fire songs in the cut . The artist on his Dream Chasers Records label also signed YBS Skola and Omelly . So Meek has definitely been working.
RELEASED " ON TOUR WITH MEEK MILL"
This year he released "On Tour With Meek Mill" which lead up to his Meek And Friends Concert in Philadelphia. Meek brought out artist such as YG, DMX, Rick Ross, and more. He definitely rocked out and had a good time. The show showed the behind the scenes look at how members of his team handle different aspects of his business, how he wants to be understood , and how everything he does is for his son and family. The doc was directed by Philly's own Jamal Hill. This documentary also showed Meek giving tickets to his show to the youth.
MOTIVATION x 30
Meek Mill turned 30 May 6, 2017. At thirty Meek realized some things he needed to change in his life and he made them. He's not giving up and just like track 11 on the album he will never lose. Meek also spoke about the system at Van Jones "We Rise Tour" . As a man, a artist , and a human being ( let's not forget he's a person with real feelings with people that love him and care about him) he definitely needs our continuous support . So don't let the media discredit the motivation he provides or his dream chaser mindset.
Kim Kardashian is a boss! The beauty expertise loves fashion and design. As a mother , wife, and multiple business owner Kim is always finding new ways to set trends and diversify styles. She took to Instagram yesterday to make an announcement about the "Screen Shop App".
[So excited to share something I've been working on for over a year, @screenshopit! Screenshot any look on Instagram, Snapchat, anywhere and find the exact designer looks you see people wearing online, plus it suggests similar items at all price points! It basically turns your screenshots into a shoppable boutique! Watch my videos for a demonstration. #Screenshop_Ambassador ]
Young Philly artist Lil Kazzy has consistently been in the studio. He released his video for the swag filled song "Swish" which featured his crew turning up as Kazzy rapped. His new song "Unwanted Tears" embodies the real emotion and pain of losing someone to the streets. At a young age he's expressing how much violence has affected him , the city, and how he wants the violence to stop. Take some time and watch the video and listen to his tracks , watch the video , and also check out a song he's featured on "You Got It" with with Shay Amour.
Chocolate City 3: The Live Tour a Jean Claude Lammarre Film , is the third installment of the "Chocolate City" movie- brand. The first trailer of the film released today. The film stars Eurika Pratts, Ernest .L.Thomas, Michael Bolwaire, Marc John J, Darrin Henson , Willie Taylor, Sarodj Bertin, Clifton Powell, King Jamaika, LisaRaye McCoy, Tiny Harris, Trophy, Silk The Entertainer, Monica L Davis, SayQuon Keys, Gabrielle Casseus, Tayler Green, Trisha Grant, and Tony Grant. Watch the trailer and stay tuned for updates
Daymond John is a a business mogul and a man with a plan. Throughout the years Daymond has successfully execute multiple ways to make money and change the business world. From working in his teen years to building his brand FUBU to inspiring and giving life changing opportunities to entrepreneurs. You can learn a lot from Daymond and his message. He wants you to be inspired, increase your income, and make a difference in yourself and others. I remember having my first pair of Fubu boots in elementary school, they were denim and yellow. I liked them, they were different and comfortable.
Never did I think I'd be seeing the Fubu creator live in person at the Get Motivated Summit in my city, Philadelphia. To recently being selected to be apart of his Rise And Grind Ambassador program. Things really do come full circle. I plan to learn as much as I can and do more to follow my dreams.
Daymond's success despite hardships it's motivating. His new book "Rise And Grind" releases January 23, 2017. New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top. It might be convenient to believe that you can short-cut your way to the top, but the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, out-perform everyone around you. You've got to 'rise and grind' every day.
In the anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up-close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life, and ultimately fueled his success.
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If you've signed up for Daymon John's emails , you've probably received this message about regret,
Do you have any regrets?
I get asked this question often and it’s an important one. My answer is yes. I do have one regret in my life and it’s never having served my country. It’s true – that is my one big regret.
Regret can be a funny thing. Many people dwell heavily on their regrets and aren’t sure how to move forward. They are paralyzed by “what could have been” or “what should have been”. I’ve learned, though, to always channel those thoughts into actions. What can I do today? For me, it’s all about how I can serve, support and empower those I interact with daily – whether it’s on Shark Tank, in meetings, at conferences or on social media.
I may have never served my country as a member of the military, but I focus on doing everything I can to serve the communities I touch, near and far, by spreading the power of entrepreneurship. Now, I know being on a TV show in no way puts me on the same level as someone who has put their life on the line to protect their country. I’d have to be crazy to make that kind of comparison! But, I’ve recognized the unique platform and opportunity I have to make a difference and do my part. Through my consulting, speaking, books and curriculums, I’ve made it my mission to share advice, tools and resources to help all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there achieve their goals.
Sometimes life has a funny way of coming full circle, though. This summer, I teamed up with two organizations that do amazing work for veterans and active duty members, Bob Evans Farms and The Mission Continues. We kicked off the first ever Heroes to CEO’s contest and just this past month awarded 3 veteran entrepreneurs with a $25,000 grant. I also had the chance to sit down with each of them for a one-on- one mentoring session. I loved talking with these entrepreneurs. I think I learned just as much from these guys as they learned from me. They have unbelievable dedication and drive and they owe that to their time in the military.
Why am I sharing this with you, though? Today, I get to spend my time mentoring up-and- coming entrepreneurs and even supporting those who have dedicated themselves to our country. I owe a lot of that to the fact that I have never let regret hold me back. I learn from it and channeled those thoughts into action. I may regret that I never served my country, but I have turned that regret into an opportunity to do my part and give back.
As we head into November, I challenge you to take the time to acknowledge and learn from any regrets you may have. Let them drive you to rise and grind, to work harder than you did yesterday, and to support others along the way.
Have a great rest of your week and as always, think big.
Congratulations to Daymond John and all of the Rise And Grind Ambassadors
Photographer and M$$ x New Era Hat creator Melissa Forde launched her "Bajan Collection" of bucket hats and caps in August. The line includes floral styled colorful hats designed to add an artistic fashionable touch to your look . Singer Monica and BFF Rihanna have been spotted rocking the stylish fits. I think Melissa is bringing an artistic edge to the hat game . Her collaboration with the New Era Cap authentic head-wear with unfiltered style is super-dope and fresh.
She recently took to Instagram to announce her (The SAC Podcast: 3 Women, Thirty Minutes ) with Veronika Obeng and Laura Govan. For updates follow @mdollas11 and @thesacpodcast . Her hats are available at
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Nicki Minaj is on the verge of releasing her fourth studio album. According to Rap Up Nicki told fans after the Philipp Plein show during New York Fashion Week “I love you and I adore you,” “Oh, the album. Oh my God! The album is so f****n’ good!” In her New York Times Style Magazine interview entitled "Nicki Minaj Always In Control" with Roxanne Gayshe she said “I believe in my gift wholeheartedly". That's how you have to be in everything you do. Nicki recently announced her H&M Holiday Campaign shot in Scotland on Instagram telling fans to stay tuned. If you remember Nicki Minaj's Instagram live , before the "Regret In Your Tears" video released , she was seen wearing a beautiful blue robe. I definitely hope it's apart of the campaign.
Yesterday Nicki Minaj released her remix of Lil Uzi's "The Way Life Goes." Listen to the record below. Stay tuned for more music and announcements about the H&M Campaign.
Philly artist Japhia Life recently released his project "Welcome To Heartsville" on all music platforms. His new video
" Before Sunset" released
October 31, 2017 directed by
Matt Yeandel & Japhia Life and is produced by
Bahama Jeff Media . View it below and
2017 has been a huge year for Rihanna. From the launch of Fenty Beauty , to her Fenty Puma collaboration, to her Rihanna Stance Iconic socks collection , she's winning. Currently ruling as the number one artist in pop in 25 years the songstress is straight bossing globally. Her Fenty Beauty Collection has already pulled in tons of cash since it's September release. The beauty wants make up wearers to feel beautiful and slay the scene. Rihanna made sure to include make up for all skin colors in her line . Rihanna also landed the covers of Elle and Vogue. You have to admit this queen is slaying and her reign won't let up! N.E.R.D also released the video for "Lemon" which features some hot bars from Rih-Rih. So big cheers heers to Rihanna for bossing and shining bright like a diamond. and bringing awareness to education in Malawi with Global Citizen . For more Rihanna visit www.fentybeauty.com and follow @Rihanna !
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometimes you just have to take the time to see it. These young ladies featured on this post are breaking barriers and changing the game and it's time to shout them out. So here are a few young ladies that are chasing their dreams and going hard for things they want.
Arielle Dunn is a 12 year old actress , voice over artist, dancer and creator of Arielle's A List Show. She has dreams of attending Harvard University. She's appeared in movies and shows on TV One , ID Channel, and NMAAHC. She's serious about her career as an entertainer and reporter and wants young people to continue to believe in themselves. I interviewed Arielle in 2015 and I'm continuously proud of her success. You can read the interview here and follow Arielle
Taylor Richardson is an inspiring astronaut and mentor. She gives back to her peers by reading to them and continuing to surpass norms. This young lady is featured on the cover of Scholastic and Aviation For Girls . She is on a mission and one day you'll here about her mission to space. Taylor has huge dreams and wants to inspire youth to get involved in STEM and learn as much as they can. My interview with Taylor is available(here) and you can follow @astrostarbright to keep up with her .
Celebrity Chef Simone Bridges loves to cook and inspire her peers. She recently made an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show to share her message and her "Goddess Baking Subscription Box." Her mission is to inspire young chefs to cook exquisite meals in a fun way. This young chef is winning and on the rise as a business owner and chef. You can follow@goddesfoodjax and visit her website for more information
Kala Baltasar is a skate boarder and she was recently featured in the Under Armour "She Plays To Win" campaign with other girl skateboarders.. Kala loves to skateboard and she's inspiring girls to get into the skate life. You definitely want to keep an eye out for Kala.
Little Miss Flint "Mari Copeny" is making a big difference . The future president has raised money for Flint , collected book bags and water for Flint Michigan and has met both presidents of the United States. Mari dreams of being president, and I believe one day she will be. Mari is passionate about raising awareness for Flint Michigan and the Flint Water Crisis. Mari is not giving up and she's stepped up to the plate to lead and motivate others to give back and help one another.
CEO & FOUNDER OF INSTAGRAM KEVIN AND WIFE NICOLE JUST CELEBRATED THEIR TWO YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY !
CEO & Founder of Instagram Kevin and wife Nicole Systrom just celebrated their two year wedding anniversary. The couple is expecting a baby girl in January 2018. So huge congratulations to Kevin and Nicole.
if you love Instagram, you have Kevin and the entire staff that continues to keep the app going to thank. Recently Kevin announced that 700,000,000 people use Instagram each month. There are so many features and new things Kevin and his team has planned to implement into the app. He also announced that he sat down with Mr.Porter and Wired to discuss Instagram's focus and how he wants to keep our community safe and positive, including applying AI to filter negative comments. While building these tools can be technical, the goal is simple – cultivating kindness. Creating a kind community is important .
There's new updates on Instagram daily announced through the Insta story or on Kevin's page . So be sure to check it out and send some congrats to Kevin and Nicole Systrom .
Dreamchaser chasing dreams hate is fake and love is real. Meek Mill's love for the youth and giving back is evident. With the release of his latest album and full film "Wins & Losses" in July he has continued to succeed. He's been rocking with the apparel brand Ethika since 2011 . Under the brand Meek has released apparel items and appeared on their RGB Mixtape. Recently Ethika announced its partnership with Meek Mill and the Dreamchasers to start giving back to the youth in Philly. If you are interested head over to Ethika's instagram and comment and elementary school that could benefit from the Meek Mill and Ethika give back.
Jayd Ink released the visual of her 2016 private showcase with DAIS and iHeartRadio. She performed the acoustic version of her song
"Deep Under" with Mark James. This song premiered on the original Starz series "Power" season three episode six "The Right Decision". You can get the "Deep Under" on multiple music streams including Apple and Spotify.
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If you love Demi Lovato ? You're gonna love her a lot more. She recently announced " Demi Lovato Tour" with special guest DJ Khaled. Her critically acclaimed album "Tell Me You Love Me" , featuring the RIAA platinum Top 40 #1 smash "Sorry Not Sorry." Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and author, DJ Khaled had his tenth and most recent full-length album GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records] hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was certified RIAA Platinum with 1.1 billion streams of the album to date.
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the Demi Lovato tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Monday, October 30 at 10am local time until Thursday, November 2 at 10pm local time through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/.
To ensure fans gain access to tickets, Fan Registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates will be available here through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program. Additionally, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fabletics presales begin October 31. JBL and Ulta presales follow on November 1 along with a YouTube presale on November 2.Tickets for the Demi Lovato tour go on-sale to the general public beginning November 3 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
' Feb. 26 -- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 28 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 2 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
March 3 -- Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 4 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 7 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 9 -- Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 10 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
March 13 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
March 14 -- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
March 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
March 17 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
March 19 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
March 21 -- Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
March 24 -- Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
March 26 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 28 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 30 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 31 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
"Tell Me You Love Me" exploded to a #1 debut on the iTunes album chart in the U.S. and 36 territories around the world on the strength of "Sorry Not Sorry," one of the fastest-rising hits in Demi's career. Showcasing "one of the year's most unstoppable voices" (Entertainment Weekly), the track has logged over 350 million global streams, and over 200 million views for its unbridled house party video. Underscoring Tell Me You Love Me pop soulful flair, "Sorry Not Sorry" is joined in the Top 10 at Pop radio by "No Promises," Demi's collaboration with Cheat Codes.
Demi performed "Sorry Not Sorry" on NBC's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, ABC's Good Morning America, and the MTV VMAs. She followed up with release week appearances in support of Tell Me You Love Me on NBC Universal's Ellen, The Today Show, and MTV's TRL. On Ellen, Demi introduced her full-length official new documentary, Simply Complicated. The 78-minute film amassed more than 7 million views in the first week of release.
Tell Me You Love Me is Demi's first new album since 2015's Confident, the inaugural release on the Island/Safehouse/Hollywood label, featuring the massive global hit "Cool For the Summer," with over 290 million YouTube views to date. Rolling Stone described Confident as "the album she was born to make: a brassy, sleek, dynamic pop production that lets her powerful voice soar to new emotional highs." Her previous album, 2013's self-titled Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries worldwide.
Demi will join the lineup for the 2017 MTV EMAs extravaganza, live from London's SSE Arena in Wembley on November 12. Demi Lovato is one of the most influential names on social media, with an engaged combined following of over 145 million.
Official Website: www.demilovato.com
Recognizing Got Your 6’s longstanding alliance with the entertainment industry, the national veteran empowerment organization bolstered their coalition of Hollywood partners by welcoming American Heroes Channel (AHC), HISTORY, Lionsgate, Live Nation Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE!, National Geographic, and Valhalla Entertainment. These new additions to the Got Your 6 Entertainment Coalition further emphasize the non-profit’s mission of bridging the civilian-military divide by spreading awareness and fostering understanding about the contributions of our nation’s veterans. Celebrating its five year anniversary, Got Your 6’s Entertainment Coalition now totals 29 industry partners, which serve as the catalyst for the organization's message. The coalition leverages their worldwide audience via television, cinema, print, radio, stage, and social media to provide attention to the work that the campaign’s Veteran Empowerment Coalition is performing across the country. In addition, these companies provide strategic direction and resources critical to the campaign.
“At AHC, we believe that heroes make history, so we are especially proud to join the Got Your 6 Entertainment Coalition and their partners in celebrating the heroic men and women of the armed forces,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager, American Heroes Channel. “Our veterans and military members have gone above and beyond in service of our country, and we are greatly humbled to give them a national platform to share their powerful stories.”
"HISTORY® has a long-term commitment to supporting our nation’s military and highlighting the incredible contributions veterans make after their service in uniform,” said Rob Sharenow, President of Programming, A+E Networks. “Through our programming and our outreach initiatives, we are honored to join with Got Your 6 in amplifying the stories of veterans and military families, from the first heroes who served our nation through today's service men and women."
“As the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation Entertainment stands with Got Your 6 to empower and employ veterans,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “We are committed to supporting our troops and veterans however we can, from providing them with free tickets to enjoy concerts, to jump-starting a post-service career path in the music industry. Live music has an intrinsic ability to inspire and unite, and we are proud to see that working around music has the power to help vets reconnect to everyday life and their local communities.”
“National Geographic has a rich and trusted legacy of covering stories of war and the impact on people dating back to World War I. Looking at world events and the impact on people and culture is part of our DNA,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. “By partnering with Got Your 6, we’re continuing to remain true in telling these inspiring stories of the selfless heroism and bravery of U.S. soldiers in extraordinary and terrifying circumstances, delivering authentic experiences that no one has ever captured before.”
“Valhalla has a strong commitment to veterans and military families, and values their service to our nation. I have featured military veterans in many of my projects, from Aliens to Safe Passage and Armageddon in features, and on the TV series The Walking Dead, Hunters and Falling Water. We are incredibly excited to join Got Your 6,” said Valhalla Entertainment CEO Gale Anne Hurd.
The new entertainment industry partners include:
American Heroes Channel expands on the Military Channel’s promise to honor the great defenders of our freedom, while providing a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world and the trailblazers and unexpected advocates who made a difference. The Discovery brand expansion to American Heroes Channel features timeless stories in which a challenge appears - be it a situation or a villain - and a hero arises, exploring the compelling and uplifting true stories of the bold men and women who have distinguished themselves by their actions. For more information, visit ahctv.com.
HISTORY ®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Alone as well as the hit drama series SIX and Vikings. The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit us at press.aenetworks.com.
Lionsgate is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. For more information, visit lionsgate.com.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Each year, Live Nation welcomes 71 million fans to over 26,000 events in 40 countries. This unparalleled platform is powered by artists, fans, partners, and employees around the world working to create unforgettable music memories. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Marvel Universe LIVE! Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country with Marvel Universe LIVE!. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Marvel Universe LIVE! will travel throughout North America on a multi year tour, including stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and New York. After North America, the show will embark on an international tour in 2019. For a complete list of North American tour dates, locations and to purchase tickets, please visit the Marvel Universe LIVE! website.
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers… and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Valhalla Entertainment Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment has an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop new television and digital programs. Their current slate includes the eighth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which reigns as the most watched drama series in the coveted 18-49 demographic, as well as its companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, which was recently renewed for two seasons. In addition, Hurd serves as a Consulting Producer on Talking Dead, which is the second highest rated basic cable show on Sunday nights, behind only The Walking Dead. Her USA Network drama series, Falling Water, was renewed for a second season and is distributed internationally by Amazon. Valhalla’s newest series, LORE, based on the podcast phenomenon of the same name, is currently streaming on Amazon. In addition, Hurd successfully crowdfunded her third Native American documentary, MANKILLER, which chronicles the extraordinary life of the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. MANKILLER, which is currently screening in Film Festivals across the country, will air nationally on PBS in 2018. With 70 hours of television airing in 2017 alone, Valhalla Entertainment is one of the industry’s top content providers.
They join existing entertainment industry partners including 44 Blue Productions, A Smith & Co., ABC, A+E Networks, Creative Artists Agency, CBS, The Company (The Ebersol Lanigan Company), DreamWorks Animation SKG, eic, Endemol Shine North America, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Film 44, Fox, HBO, ICM Partners, MYX TV, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros., and WME.
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It's officially November . This year went by so fast. So let's hit the refresh button and start anew . Singer , songwriter, and guitarist Ron Bultongez released his new single "New Cycle" . This song is about breaking a cycle and making a change for the better. This comes after the summer release of his debut project "Plano." Ron is fascinating artist to watch and listen to. His passion and love for music continuously pours through each release. So press play on his new single and visit www.ronbultongez.com .
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ron in May. You can listen to the interview (here).