The entertainment industry turned out in force on Saturday night in support of MPTF’s (Motion Picture & Television Fund) fourth annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event, a unique evening of powerful readings which told the stories of industry members and their families who have benefitted from MPTF’s services in recent years.Kevin Spacey And John StamosThe event, held at Milk Studios, featured readings by renowned Hollywood actors including Lizzy Caplan, Tony Goldwyn, Tobey Maguire, Alessandro Nivola, Mira Sorvino and John Stamos.Each story was written by some of Hollywood’s leading feature and television writers including Bill Dubuque, Jason Fuchs, Jason Hall, John Hoffman and Beau Willimon. This year’s show also included a special tribute to Kevin Spacey in honor of his dedication to MPTF.“My involvement with MPTF began 15 years ago at the Kevin Spacey & Friends event where I witnessed Hollywood’s finest telling amazing stories about nine industry veterans living at MPTF on the Wasserman campus,” said MPTF President and CEO Bob Beitcher. “The pride I felt that night to be a part of the entertainment community that cares so much for those who came before us inspired me to get more involved and I am thankful that I did.”The evening drew approximately 500 industry leaders, and celebrity guests including Yvette Nicole Brown, Dana Brunetti, Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson, and more.The event was produced by Guymon Casady, Julie Darmody, Bill Gerber, Eric Kranzler, Kevin McCormick, Karen Rosenfelt, Greg Sills, Courtenay Valenti, and Warren Zavala.Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation said “My thanks to Kevin Spacey for bringing such a powerful message to the next generation of Hollywood at this year’s Reel Stories, Real Lives event – his call to action as he first did 15 years ago at a similar evening is certain to bring new energy to the mission of caring for our own. The stories told, crafted by the creative community, inspired us all to do what we can to support the industry’s safety net for those in need.”“For 94 years, each new generation of Hollywood comes to realize the uniqueness of an industry that not only honors the content it makes, but equally important the people who make it through the charity – MPTF,” said CEO of MPTF Foundation Ken Scherer. “Caring for our own is the theme of Reel Stories, Real Lives and my sincere thank you to all the industry volunteers who make this night happen and especially to Kevin Spacey for being the champion for the cause for the past 15 years.”The evening was generously supported by UCLA Health, Cadillac, and Delta Air Lines.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Fans have already snapped up many of the tickets to Stratford Perth Museum’s Justin Bieber exhibit, opening Feb. 18. – Chris Pizzello/AP/File Facebook “We really didn’t believe how big he got so quick,” says his grandfather, Bruce Dale. “It was just amazing.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Justin Bieber’s grandparents stand next to the steps of the Avon Theatre in his hometown of Stratford, Ont., where they remember him busking even before he turned 10.“He was raising money to take his mom on a trip to Disney World… and he did,” says Diane Dale, Bieber’s grandmother. “He made a lot of money sitting here on the steps. He was good.”Viral videos of him performing on the steps of the theatre are what helped Bieber get noticed by his talent manager Scooter Braun and become one of the best-selling artists in the world soon afterwards. Advertisement Twitter
Kolkata: US-based Indian poet Ranjani Murali received the ‘Woman’s Voice Award’ at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) here. Murali received the award on Sunday, the last day of the literary festival. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh apart from a citation. The objective of the award – ‘Prabha Khaitan Womans Voice Award’ – is to recognise and encourage creative writing by women in India, to create a forum for their work and to support the publication of their writing, AKLF Director Anjum Katyal said. Murali’s first book of poems ‘Blind Screens’ was published in July 2017 while her second book of poems ‘Clearly you are ESL’ had earlier won ‘The Great Indian Poetry Collectives (GIPCs) Editors Choice award.
This story originally appeared on Engadget 2 min read Register Now » Amazon’s drone-delivery service may be a little fanciful, but it looks as if another company is working to make something similar to it a reality. Workhorse has applied to the FAA for special permission to begin testing drone deliveries made from the back of one of the firm’s electric cargo vans.The idea is simple enough: as the truck makes its rounds, the roof-mounted HorseFly UAV selects, transports and drops off a parcel right outside the recipient’s front door. The neat trick to all of this would be that the system is autonomous, with the human operator only keeping an eye on the landing to ensure there’s no accidents.The HorseFly was designed with short-journey deliveries in mind, and is expected to fly for half an hour carrying 10 pounds. It was built as a partnership between Workhorse and the University of Cincinnati and will have wireless charging so that its batteries can re-juice between drop-offs.Since it’s nearly impossible for a drone to travel super long distances with heavy cargo, Amazon’s idea of delivering packages from its nearest warehouse seems a bit silly. This system, on the other hand, seems to have plenty of potential. July 29, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.
TORONTO — VoX International’s new hire will be responsible for managing the PR and media relations for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Hawaii Tourism Canada accounts at VoX International.Shahfreen Elavia has joined the team at VoX in the role of Senior Public Relations Manager. Elavia recently managed the national PR and marketing activities in Canada for San Francisco, West Hollywood and Maryland. Before immigrating to Canada, Elavia was with Indiva Marketing in India where she managed luxury hotel clients including One and Only resorts, Atlantis The Palm Dubai and the Mandarin Oriental Group and St. Mortiz, Switzerland.In other news VoX International is also proud to announce that President Susan Webb is the 2019 inductee to the Sheridan Business Hall of Fame. She’s the first tourism leader inducted since the Hall of Fame started in 2006.Webb, an honours graduate of Sheridan College’s Travel and Hospitality program, has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years, holding positions in retail, tour operating, cruise line, incentive travel and the airline industry before founding VoX International with two colleagues. More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemActive in many industry organizations, Webb is currently the president of Skal Toronto, President of Discover America Canada and the past President of Skal Canada. Webb is also a member of SITE and sits on advisory boards for various tourism and hospitality programs in Canada.Susan Webb is the 2019 inductee to the Sheridan Business Hall of FameSpeaking at the induction ceremony in Toronto, Webb said: “Sheridan not only provided me with the skills I needed to launch my career, it also showed me the number of avenues I could pursue within the industry. My professors actually worked in the industry, and impressed on me the importance of good work ethic, as well as how impactful it is to form lasting industry relationships.” Travelweek Group Share VoX update: A new hire and a Sheridan Business Hall of Fame inductee Thursday, June 20, 2019 Posted by Tags: Vox << Previous PostNext Post >>