Monthly Archives: March 2011

FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry

FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry.


FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library

FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library.


FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry

FREE WORKSHOP

April 19, 20, and 21, 2011

 Southfield, Michigan

    How To Break into the Entertainment Industry

 

Workshop Description: 

           Need some inside advice? Legendary Film Director Tim Greene will teach you how to take your career to the next level and develop as an actor?  What’s needed to win that BIG audition? What are Filmmakers looking for NOW? Should you stay in Detroit or move to California or New York to pursue your career?  During this Entertainment Industry Workshop, Mr. Greene will answer these questions and many more.
 

     –   Learn how to break into the entertainment industry (Film, Music, Modeling etc).
 

     –   Learn how to market yourself and your brand.
 

     –   Learn how to market your independent films.   And so much more…

About Facilitator:

Film Actor, Songwriter, Celebrity Tennis Player, Record Producer and Radio & Television host, Legendary Producer Director Tim Greene is in Charlotte, North Carolina editing his latest documentary project “From Tragedy To Triumph” which tells the story of a community who took an abandoned empty supermarket in their crime infested neighborhood and turned it into a productive community center to better their neighborhood. The kids in that community went from getting D’s in school to getting straight A’s.  He is also shooting his 4th feature film “Vampire Tales” which he wrote, produced and will direct. Tim is owner of Tim Greene Films in Hollywood, California.  He is a national Deans list graduate and Sony Innovators Award Finalist of Shaw University with a B. S. Degree in Business Management, with a communications minor.  As A Former Talent Manager, he successfully managed 73-year-old “Rappin Granny” to over 25 National TV Commercials, 17 Feature Films, 3 seasons of Beatle Borg’s (Kid’s TV Show) On Fox TV and over 24 million votes on America’s Got Talent” on NBC TV. As a songwriter Tim has produced over 17 single releases and has two Billboard Top Ten Hits to his credit. With the soon to be released “LiL Homeez” motion picture Tim has created a new franchise for kid’s featuring no guns or curse words. “To be a little homie you have to get good grades in school, say no to drugs and no cursing,” says Greene. Three features,  hundreds of coupons, and thousands of dollars in rebate checks later, Tim has birthed a body of work on which he looks with pride. Tim is also called the “Disney Of Hip Hop” and his films are distributed in 31 countries worldwide.  

 

 


FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library

 
 
 

Sound Advice Workshop Series
 


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Midwest’s First Copyright & Intellectual Property Workshop

In Affiliation with the Detroit Entertainment Commission 

 

Motown Writers / Singers / Artists Learn How To:

•    Reclaim Copyright Income Transferred Earlier by Termination of Rights
•    Claim Income Under Digital Download Copyright Act
•    Prepare Copyrights and File Properly
•   Prepare Basic Trademarks
•    Protect Name, Image & Likeness: Rights of Publicity
•    Protect Your Rights: Theft & Joint Authorship
•    Create Intellectual Property Wealth, Independent Co. (Motown, Jive, Google)
•    Internet Issues: Images & Print
•    Fair Use: When Can You Use Materials
•    Licensing, Website Content, Technology
•    Branding
 

About Facilitator:

Author, agent, entertainment attorney and producer, Gregory J. Reed’s experiences are diverse and he is the only attorney to represent six (6) world champion boxers: Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Leon Spinks, Pipino Cuvas, and Tony Tucker. He was instrumental in negotiating one of the largest contracts in boxing history in excess of 30 million dollars involving Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard. Reed negotiated the unification of all boxing titles involving Mike Tyson and Tony Tucker. He is used as an expert witness in contract, trademark and entertainment cases throughout the United States. He is one of the founders Vice President board member of The Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association. He was the chief lead counsel involving the first historical multi-million dollar lawsuit case, Miss Carole Gist (first black Miss USA 1990) v. Miss Universe, Inc., Pageant. Education: B.S., Michigan State University (Engineering); M.S., Michigan State University (Management Science); J.D., Wayne State University; L.L.M., Wayne State University (Master Of Taxation Law). Reed is also Chairman of the Detroit Entertainment Commission, Detroit, Michigan.

 

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WORLD RE-NOWNED COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR CARMAN MOORE WILL INTRODUCE HIS NEW BOOK “CROSSOVER: AN AMERICAN BIO”

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
 
The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo
April 19,  20 and 21, 2011

Authors, Publishers, Exhibitors Deadline  ….The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo & Exhibits is fast approaching as well as the deadline for advertising and exhibitor’s information to be included in the Expo Exhibits Catalog. All advertising and exhibitor information must be sent in to us by March 15, 2011.
 

To give your book or product additional exposure we have added FREE use of the conference room (limited space, just three (3) more tables left on a first come first serve basis) that will allow the author/exhibitor use of the conference room to hold a 15 – 30 minute workshop, presentation, and/or author talk, and signing during the Expo to be included in the Expo Program Schedule and Exhibits Catalog.
 
 

BOOK LAUNCH

April 19, 2011

WORLD RE-NOWNED COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR CARMAN MOORE WILL
INTRODUCE HIS NEW BOOK “CROSSOVER: AN AMERICAN BIO”

WORLD RE-NOWNED COMPOSER CARMAN MOORE, WHOM ORNETTE COLEMAN CALLS “THE BEST COMPOSER IN THE WORLD,” RECOUNTS HIS  CROSSOVER-FILLED LIFE IN THE FORM OF A BIO FILLED WITH ANECDOTES AND WISDOM DRAWN FROM FRIENDSHIPS AND MEETINGS WITH SUCH WORLD FIGURES AS JOHN LENNON, W.H. AUDEN, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, AND ROBERT REDFORD….  A GREAT READ…SHORT AND INTRIGUING.  PHOTO-ILLUSTRATED. 


WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS


Website:  www.blackliterarymarketplaceexpo.com 

Grace Adams

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Grace Company
829 Langdon Court – Suite 45
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 651-6775

E-Mail:    graccointern@MSN.com
Website:  www.blackliterarymarketplaceexpo.com 


Black Literary Marketplace Expo Author Signings

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo

April 19, 20 and 21, 2011

Author Signings

Author Sandra Whittington-Hall will be author signing her debut book ‘Getting & Keeping the Attention of the Academically Challenged with Lots O’ Pegs’, a read no one should miss at the First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo in April, 2011. ‘Getting & Keeping the Attention of the Academically Challenged with Lots O’ Pegs’ is an informative and constructive guidebook for special education and traditional teachers alike.  It addresses both the behavioral and academic challenges teachers may face from their students. Distilling her two decades of experience and offering refreshing intuitive solutions to difficult – and often personal – problems, Whittington-Hall has penned a go-to reference book for any educator. “This book was written to share the effectiveness of a system and how it was used to eliminate unwanted behaviors, improve work habits, increase learning, and improve test scores,” she says. “The uniqueness of the system allows students to take ownership for their behavior, work habits, and learning. With all the problems teachers face today, having the ability to be flexible, with good classroom management is a priority. Each day comes with its own bag of surprises and our ability to handle whatever pops out of the bag is the yardstick by which we measure our success or failure. This book offers a way to help with this most challenging task. Ms. Hall has been a special education teacher for 32 years in the Roane County Schools System. She completed her undergraduate studies from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree from the American College of Education in Chicago. She was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn. where she attended the Knoxville City Schools System. She currently resides in Knoxville with her husband Jack. marjoriesan@aol.com

Ms. Anna Christian will be author signing and exhibiting at the First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo in April, 2011. Ms. Christen is an educator, author, and freelance writer. Her latest novel is ‘Daniel’s Wife’. It is the story of Jessica Weaver, a woman whose husband abandons her after years of marriage. She must rebuild her life and recover her self worth. Along the way she discovers values that help her in her struggle to become whole. More than a story of a woman abandoned, it is also a story of love, friendship, and courage. Christian has written four adult novels, too many short stories to count, several works for children including ‘Mrs. Griffin is Missing and Other Stories’, ‘Bobby and Sonny Mystery,’ two one-act plays, and ‘The Big Table’, a picture book for children. ‘The Big Table’ was first a children’s play which was produced at Frances Williams Corner Theater. Ms. Christian is a member of the Riverside Renaissance Writers and the California Writers Collective. In addition, she is an avid soul line dancer and is presently a Soul Line Dance instructor with Harriette Stuckey’s Heart and Soul Line Dance. E-mail: anadoodlin@dadielte.net


Black Literary Marketplace Expo & Exhibits Author Signings

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo

April 19, 20 and 21, 2011

Author Signings

Jacqueline Lewis-Kemp, author of Blessed Assurance: Success Despite the Odds will be author signing at The First Black Literary Marketplace Expo in April.  In ‘Blessed’ she tells the story of her unlikely life highlighting three main themes—living with diabetes, running a company and raising a family successfully while diabetic and Gods grace, healing ability and faithfulness through adversity. Jacquie lived with Type 1 diabetes and was insulin dependent for 33 years. She was diagnosed with the chronic disease at age 7.  Her story chronicles the history of diabetes maintenance and what it was like growing up in the 1970s with diabetes, working for her father right after college, and her fathers passing leaving her with the responsibility of running the company. Through her book, Jacquie educates others how to incorporate the tedious regimen of chronic illness into a busy life rather than limit life because of chronic illness. The book is about faith, the balance of work, health and family as well as transplant and organ donation.  Jacquie now volunteers and speaks for Gift of Life, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, is chair of the “Choose to Live” program at the American Diabetes Association and does fundraising for the University of Michigan Transplant Center. Jacquie is also one of the 42 authors of ‘Victorious Living for Women’. This inspirational book is a collection of stories told by women from across the country about living victoriously.  Jacquie’s chapter is entitled, “We Can’t Always Predict How God Will Bless Us”. jacquie@jlewiskemp.com

Author Joyce Burnett will be author signing her best seller book ‘Adam’s Belle: A Memoir of Love’ at the First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo in April, 2011.  As a native of Los Angeles, California, Joyce Burnett has always been interested in music, entertainment and fitness. She knew little, however, about the dynamic sounds and lifestyle of the Harlem Renaissance until she ran head on into Isabel Washington Powell, the glamorous showgirl from the 1920’s who married the late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. From the moment they met, Joyce was enthralled by the vivid pictures Belle painted of her life. ‘Adam’s Belle’ is the incredible autobiography of the late Isabel Washington Powell from her early years as a young drama queen with her big sister, Fredi Washington, in early 1900’s Savannah, Georgia; her young adult years as a Cotton Club dancer in Harlem during the 1920’s; her marriage to Adam Clayton Powell in the 1930’s; her divorce following his election to Congress in 1945; and her life after Adam. This story is a powerful journey from love to forgiveness and back. It was also the love and support of her family and especially her sister, Fredi Washington (star of the 1929 film ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’ and the Academy Award nominated 1934 film ‘Imitation of Life’) that enabled her to survive. Belle’s life was truly fantastic. It was the best story that had never been told. Author Joyce Burnett began this project shortly after publishing an article on her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. She worked closely with Belle for almost ten years to record this incredible story. Belle was very pleased with the early draft of Adam’s Belle, but sadly, she passed away before her story was published. Joyce holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins, and American University. She remains an avid fitness enthusiast. georgiegirl961@yahoo.com