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SO WHAT EXACTLY IS AN “AGORA” ANYWAY?

THE MERCHANT MARKETPLACE THAT PAYS! So what exactly is an “Agora” anyway? Agora is a Greek word that means “Open Marketplace.” With that being said, Agora Advantage was created around the concept of a robust, easily accessible place where business owners are sure to find tremendous value on services they need. Think of it as a virtual warehouse where businesses should start when they realize that their company is in need of a service provider. With a basic membership, businesses have the ability to obtain services which have been thoroughly vetted and can obtain by simply clicking their mouse. Every service available in the Merchant Marketplace has ‘members only’ considerations; typically offered at a rate which is at least 20% below the retail rate.

AGORA HAS TRULY BROUGHT ABOUT A MOVEMENT TO EMPOWER THE SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESS OWNER

There really isn’t any other platform out there quite like it. Agora Advantage is undoubtedly “The #1 Business Solution Provider.” However, the simplicity of accessing thousands of business products and services at discounted rates and improved upon terms is not all there is to Agora Advantage. Agora has truly brought about a movement to empower the small to mid-sized business owner. “Since I started with Agora…I’m now actually saving over $5,000 per year…and I want to share this with other business owners” said Britta Wetteskind, owner of a medical practice in Orange County, California. She went on to tell about how her office was enabled to acquire much needed solutions such as electronic medical records systems with the money she had saved since joining Agora Advantage as a member. Saki Kavouniaris, executive chef and owner of a Silicon Valley based steakhouse said, “I see huge value in the Merchant Marketplace. Domain registration, tax preparation, insurance services... THIS IS GREAT! I know a lot of other business owners who will benefit from this too.” Saki, like all members at Agora, also has the opportunity to earn income simply by referring other business owners to Agora. Each and every time someone who was referred by another member of Agora purchases services or products from the Merchant Marketplace, the referring party is paid by Agora. They call this “Inclusion”. 6 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY

Inclusion, to the staff at Agora Advantage, means rewarding all parties involved inhelping businesses help others, including themselves, by sharing in the profits earned after the sale. CEO and Founder, Brad Lewis said, “We make this our mission: to truly impact as many lives as we can in the most positive way possible. It really feels good to help people, doesn’t it?”

To make a statement as profound as: “The #1 Business Solutions Provider”, the team at Agora Advantage really had to impress some key players along the way. How else could they attract more than 50 national companies and convince each of them to offer Agora’s members better than retail rates and terms on virtually all of their products and services? Well, they did. And they’ve become a pioneer in an industry that will no doubt draw plenty of would-be competitors to their space. In a partnership with 9x Pro Bowler and NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Tim Brown’s company, Smartgiving Cards, Agora has also embarked in the customized debit card space. Mr. Brown, himself had this to say when asked about working with Agora, “When I founded the Smartgiving Card program it was with companies like Agora Advantage in mind . We look forward to many years of outstanding service”. One example of a company engaged in this program is eZ Way Broadcasting. Eric Zuley, CEO of eZ Way states that, “Agora Advantage is like the Uber of business solutions.” Mr. Zuley, is touted as the New Age Digital Dick Clark of social media. Zuley’s company is partnered with Agora to produce the eZ Way Business Rewards debit card; a financial tool which helps people securely process banking transactions while accumulating rewards points. Another unique benefit to the card program is that portions of the fees paid by merchants who accept the card will be donated to various charitable causes across America. #ezwayvisa In addition to facilitating customized debit card programs for its members, Agora seeks to educate the business community by way of aggregating valuable, industry specific information and delivering it via its proprietary virtual learning system. A cloud-based video training platform, currently only available to Agora’s Member Advisor team, will soon be delivered to.


their members. Information gathered from the companies which offer services via the Marketplace will be organized in chapters, searchable by demand and accessible anywhere the user has internet access; much like the Certified Member Advisor training program works for their sales team today. Agora has set a target to launch the Members’ Learning Hub by the first quarter of 2017. Lastly, Agora believes in and practices the notion of giving back to the community. Chairman and Co-founder, Steve Aust states that, “Waking up every day and realizing that there’s someone or some group of people out there that could really use an ‘Advantage’ keeps me striving to deliver an awesome experience to anyone involved with Agora Advantage”. A former professional basketball player, turned investment banker, Aust speaks from experience having lived in several foster homes as a child. Today he lives is a beautiful home of his own in Southern California and works closely every day with members and advisors at Agora Advantage daily. “You know, I just love to hear people say the we’ve helped improved their lives and I’m hearing that pretty often these days. We’re just getting started!”

COMMUNITY INFLUENCE: OPERATION: VET ASSIST In addition to the 200,000+ service members who transition from active duty every year, there are many Veterans, Reservists, and Retirees who are looking for new employment opportunities. These Vets offer the skills, training and experience needed in virtually every industry. Agora Advantage recognizes this and set out to actively recruit those who have served our country. Agora has held 2 public recruiting events offering benefits that are exclusive to United States Veterans. The company expects many more events like this to come in the future as well.

LORI BOODY, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC. AND BRAD LEWIS CEO AT AGORA ADVANTAGE AT EZWAY AUGUST ISSUE CELEBRATION ON 27 ININ MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA. AUGUST 27th MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA.

FILIPINO AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – GREATER LOS ANGELES: In a recent agreement with the FACCGLA, Agora is reaching out to the minority business community as well. As stated on their website, “Steadily growing and continually offering assistance to its members, FACCGLA has been recognized as a leader in providing resources as well as promoting community development and awareness for businesses. FACCGLA also serves as a voice for businesses. Not only through awareness of economic climate and legislative policies and news, but also through chamber member advocacy by conveying business’ interests and concerns to community leaders and policy makers.” Agora Advantage is actively reviewing proposals from other affinity groups including those in the Hispanic business sector, the medical field, the education industry and many others.

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AGORA SEEKS TO EDUCATE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY BY WAY OF AGGREGATING VALUABLE, INDUSTRY SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND DELIVERING IT VIA ITS PROPRIETARY VIRTUAL LEARNING SYSTEM

Agora Advantage believes that large companies have plenty of resources and negotiating power to keep their engines running just fine. The senior management of Agora has specifically focused on helping the small business sector. Their business model revolves around this important segment of the economy. Three-time NBA champion and one of NBA’s Global Ambassadors, A.C. Green stated, “Agora Advantage is leveling the playing field for the small to mid-level size companies”. As a philanthropist and a legend of his time, Mr. Green has taken an interest in assisting those who have the odds stacked against them. The quarter-century-old AC Green Youth Foundation is just one of his outreach programs dedicated to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten. Small business is great business! In fact, according to the

National Employment Report July 2016

ADP National Employment Report, more than 72% of the net jobs created in July of 2016 were created by businesses with less than 500 employees. That same report showed a surge in employment by private-sector companies which provide services while the goods-producing sector actually lost jobs during that same period. This was compared to the prior month. So who’s looking out for these incredible job generators? Agora Advantage is. In fact, in their relatively short history, Agora has helped thousands of small businesses obtain many essential services. This Silicon Valley based, disruptive business model is turning things around; and quickly. Former Assistant State Attorney (FL), Mitchell Newman had this to say about the impact he believes Agora Advantage has on America’s small business community: “First and foremost, small businesses in America today, face a lot of challenges. Certainly one is just determining which service provider the business ought to utilize. Secondly, most small businesses at any stage of their growth cycle, do not have time to negotiate costs down to a level that they can budget for. How many business owners do you know that have the time for all of that? Fortunately, through Agora Advantage, they don’t have to. Their Merchant Marketplace handles all of that.” Agora’s CEO and founder, Brad Lewis says, “Our approach wasn’t very complicated really. We just asked business owners what services they’ve had trouble obtaining and how we could make it easier for them. Isn’t it funny that just actually

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talking to clients fosters innovation? I find this to be especially factual when connecting with younger business owners.” A young entrepreneur himself (37), Lewis spoke about how important it is that his company continues to help the business community. “I was taught incredible work ethic and sound principals of business management by my parents as a kid. I also learned that whenever possible, you’ve got to teach other people how to avoid pitfalls and how to find the help they need if you know where that is. In essence, that’s what our Merchant Marketplace provides all of our members”, he says.

M A K E M O N E Y J O I N . S AV E M O N E Y.

By all accounts, Lewis’ vision of what the small business owner needs is on par with just about every business startup list we could get our hands on. “Today, we’re focusing on the SMB market domestically.”, he says. “When the time is right, we’ll open our doors to the consumer market here in the U.S. and eventually expand outside of America’s borders.” And why not consider overseas solutions? Recently, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reported that Small Business Optimism in the U.S. is “sluggish” at best. Perhaps an international play would be the perfect way for Agora Advantage to fulfill its brand promise of “Inclusion”. HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY 9 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY 7


AGORA’S BEGINNINGS AGORA’S BEGINNINGS

Agora has The road to success for Agora Advantage began far away Agora has The road to success for Agora Advantage began far away strategic from their corporate headquarters in the Silicon Valley of strategic from their corporate headquarters in the Silicon Valley of partners in It all started during an off-site, week long training partners inCalifornia. California. It all started during an off-site, week long training more than four session in Parsippany, New Jersey. 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AGORA’S BEGINNINGS

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This updated information is then pushed instantly Advantage CMA Training curriculum. into the business directories so that customers are only finding Advantage CMA Training curriculum. into the business directories so that customers are only finding accurate data about the business in their search results. accurate data about the business in their search results.

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It wasn’t until circa 2012 that timing and technology would align for the virtual training platform concept to begin to take its form. At the time, Brad owned Catalyst Credit, a small business alternative financing firm based in Southern Nevada. The company had entered an agreement to offer

today. All of this was accessible from the comfort of their own homes. All that was needed from that point was several dozen business solutions and a few hundred willing and able Member Advisors to begin their training. Fast forward to 2016 where Agora Advantage now sits square atop a multi-trillion-dollar industry: the business solutions


On regular intervals, members receive a

resubmission requests directly with the financial institutions that members’ customers initiate payments from with this innovative system. At a better than 70% success rate, Agora eCashflow services helps businesses capture 100% of the funds their customers promised to pay them and deposits those funds into the business’ account; all without making a single embarrassing phone call. This service even has the ability to update customer credit and debit information should their issuing bank change that information.

pre-scheduled phone call from an Agora Advantage concierge to discuss the business’ latest updates, goals, and needs. Think: personal business problem solver. They will also be sure to update the member with new products and services being introduced to the Agora Marketplace. Accessibility and ease of use is a key element at Agora Advantage. You can find their mobile application in the iTunes App Store as well as on Google Play by searching “Agora Advantage”. Whether

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Merchant Marketplace via the mobile app or over the web, you’ll find a plethora of valuable business services, all geared toward improving the efficiency of how a business operates while reducing expenses. Indeed, many of the solutions providers found behind the login credentials at AgoraAdvantage.com are very well-known companies such as GoDaddy®, Vistaprint®, Hertz®, Deluxe Corp® and LifeLock®.

Accessibility and ease of use is a key element at Agora Advantage. You can find their mobile application in the iTunes App Store as well as on Google Play by searching “Agora Advantage”.

However, you’ll also find some lesser known companies which are just making their way to market. Such as a groundbreaking review system that, plain and simple, helps a businesses get more customers. This one-of-a-kind system uses existing customers and the great services provided to sell to new customers. This powerful new technology allows a business owner to send a text or email to a satisfied client who in turn can give a video review or written review right from their Smartphone within seconds. Once a customer’s video, audio or written review is submitted, it is instantly posted to the SoTellUs business profile. From the profile it can be easily pushed out to social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. Another great benefit is the power of this review to be found in top search results in the search engines. Perhaps one of the most fascinating solutions found in the Marketplace is Agora eCashflow services. The days of businesses relying on collection agencies to harass their customers in the event of a missed payment are a thing of the past with this solution. Agora helps its members process

Agora also has a food cost containment solution for the restaurant and hospitality industry which produces astounding results, allowing ordering managers to streamline their process in minutes rather than hours. This solution has a proven national average savings of more than 10.2% on food and dry good costs. “Agora Advantage is by far the most powerful resource and solution provider for the business owner I have ever seen. Not only is it a great resource but it also offers these popular and needful resources at discounted prices.” Says Vince Baker, Co-Author of On Target Marketing

OPPORTUNITY Not only is Agora Advantage helping business owners across the nation with business solutions but they have also created a platform where thousands of people can make a great living simply by referring businesses to Agora. This business model allows the Agora Member Advisor to help business owners by connecting them with multiple business solutions with the click of a mouse or a touch of a screen. To date, many of the members at Agora have opted to take a dual role as both a member and an advisor. This allows them to not only access the Merchant Marketplace, but also to monetize their network of like-minded colleagues and peers by showing them the power of inclusion. Agora Advantage is truly on the cutting edge of not only helping small to midsize business owners thrive, but also creating lasting residual incomes for its sales force.

For more information about this company, please contact Agora Advantage Headquarters at: 844.544.4411. WEBSITE: AGORA ADVANTAGE SOCIAL MEDIA:

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PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR HW: Thank you for taking the time to speak with Hollywood Weekly Magazine. Tell me a little about yourself and your background. What are your personal attributes that in your opinion made you the person you are today?

Dynamic Song Performance, a Singer’s Bible. This may be the only how-to performance book for singers that is equally valuable to magicians, comics, actors, public speakers, models, performance coaches, and trial lawyers. Why? Because it focuses on audience psychology. The book explains what every performer must do to seduce the camera and the audience, to keep the crowds enthralled, and turn listeners and viewers into loyal fans.

PJ: Thank you Prather for asking. My Grandmother and Mother influenced me greatly to become the person I am today. I was born in Hollywood, California. I spent much of my childhood in the Moulin Rouge, Coconut Grove, Brown Derby, and in Vegas casinos with my best friend, my Grandma Lida. Grandma Lida’s best friend was Sophie Tucker, who was nicknamed the last of the red hot mamas. I had the opportunity to share friendships with the best of the entertaining “Rat Pack,” and their families, and I also wanted to participate in that life. I began acting when I was about 5 years old on the stage or in front of a camera, acting, dancing, playing the accordion. The world of entertainment has been my basis since. My Mother and I were also best of friends. She was a very popular middle school teacher. After graduating San Diego State University, I became a public school teacher in the inner-city of Los Angeles, teaching a variety of subjects including performance, dance, and drill team. I continue privately teaching performance skills to singers, actors, comics, lawyers, public speakers; just about anyone in front of a camera, audience, or in a recording studio. HW: After a successful career in education and working as an attorney, what prompted to you to go further into entertainment?

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I enjoyed working in education, both teaching students and teachers. I obtained extreme satisfaction in helping people as a lawyer for over 30 years. However, during that time, I never left the world entertainment. Today, I attempt to utilize my teaching and lawyering skills at my public speaking engagements at corporate events, schools, etc, whether or not the subject is entertainment.

HW: I understand you have a company is called Pepper Jay Productions. What does Pepper Jay Productions produce? Pepper Jay Productions makes things: music, independent films, music videos, commercials, video blogs for online magazines, etc. My favorite is music production. Tell me about Dynamic Song Performances? What are the first five chapters that you cover in your book? PJ: Dynamic Song Performance, The Singer’s Bible, is a text of organized notes from over 40 years of teaching. The first 5 chapters: General Information about Song Performance, How to DO IT!, Communicate Your Song, How to Move On Stage, and Package Yourself. HW: How do your experiences as a teacher and a litigator translate in terms of services that you now offer? PJ: When I was a teacher, it wasn’t unusual to have 40 to 60 students in a class. It was my job to make sure that none of them were “left behind.” Much of the Audience Psychology skills that I now teach and that I include in Dynamic Song Performance, The Singer’s Bible, are skills that I developed in the classroom and in the courtroom.


I am actor who has to audition, and I find that I am a bundle of nerves that results in anxiety, how can your services help me? I believe that a performer’s nerves comes from lack of confidence which usually results from the self-perception of lack of preparedness. Once someone believes they are prepared (studied for the test, for example), they should be less nervous. It is for that reason that I tried to include in the Dynamic Song Performance text instructions and exercises for all of the performance skills I have encountered over my life as a performer and teacher. Learning skills and practice should overcome nerves. HW: While you were practicing law, what skill sets did you develop that would be beneficial for actors or others who are engaged in public speaking? PJ: One of my mentors was Anthony Robbins, who was extremely helpful to me as a performer, lawyer and public speaker. Particularly, Mr. Robbins explains how people (an audience, jury, etc) takes in information (seeing, hearing, feeling). An awareness to reach all of an audience assists whether it is an audience on 1 or 10,000. HW: What is the most important concept that people can learn from you in order to succeed in a public speaking related profession? Tell me about the performance skills that you used an attorney that you now teach to actors that can to enhance their performance.

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PJ: Know your subject, love sharing your subject with your audience, and learn some basic technical performance skills that will enhance your public speaking. The audience psychology skills that I used as an attorney successfully transfer to public speaking regardless of the type of venue. HW: As a skilled attorney, what did you learn that you’re able to pass on to your clients? PJ: Everyone is important. A client’s case is important to them or else they would not have sought out an attorney in the first place. As a performer, each of your audience members have chosen to spend time enjoying you or learning from you, or both. Your belief that each audience member is just as important as each member of a jury will set you on the right track to communicate and share with them.

HW: Is there anything we didn’t cover that your wish to share with our readers? PJ: Everyone, amateur or professional, can improve their performance skills in almost every situation: interview, audition, or performance. Record yourself and be your own best critic. Practice, practice, and then practice some more! Be prepared!

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n accomplished pianist, she is asked to perform in public throughout the year. Additionally, Briannagh sang the National Anthem at the opening of a Somerset Patriots baseball game (2013), performed in the Princeton Ballet’s renditions of “The Nutcracker” at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ and the State Theater in New Brunswick (December 2012). Expanding her resume, she has appeared in several television commercials and print advertising for Forman Mills clothing line and in a short film entitled, “Cake” directed by a NYU Tisch School MFA student that was submitted to a film competition in 2013. Briannagh is currently working on her material for her first album. She gained significant praise and recognition from her peers and fans with the single and video “American Fab Kid” she released in 2012). Both the song and video reflect American diversity and pride, expressed through fashion. A young, vibrant girl full of talent and ideas, Briannagh Dennehy aims to inspire other girls her age through video, song and dance. with her next single, “Stand Tall” which aims to encourage kids to believe in themselves and follow their dreams when other people are trying to discourage them.

Briannagh D is at it again! This time, her new rendition dubbed, “Everlasting Love” showcases her budding talent and her growing musical passion “Everlasting Love” is a vibrant and incredibly soulful masterpiece that is the embodiment of love in all facets of life. It is ode to the significant people in our lives who continue to inspire us. In her new song, Briannagh honors mentors and guardians, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, coaches or anyone who serves as an inspiration for others. Miss Briannagh Dennehy, has arrived and ready to make a positive, lasting impression on her peers for generations to come!

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POET, SONGWRITERPRODUCER JIMMY D ROBINSON CURATES NEW CHILLOUT LOUNGE CD STARRING A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

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One thing about Grammy hopeful Jimmy D Robinson is that you can always expect the unexpected. Poet, songwriter, producer, artist Jimmy D Robinson is about to drop an arsenal of tracks from his latest collaboration with the legendary Grammy winning A Flock of Seagulls. Robinson has been crafting an amazing collection of new chillout lounge songs, which feature his prolific poetry and the intricate weaving of talents between A Flock of Seagulls and internationally-adored producers Josh Harris and FC Nond. It is with meticulous curation that Robinson sets every lavish production ablaze within the creative hub at Mind Juice Records. Very generous in his leadership as executive producer and lyricist, Robinson allows his enlisted musical comrades plenty of multidimensional space where their thoughts and ideas freely collide and coexist. The end result of this experimental chillout lounge creative process is truly mind and soul sustenance. How did Jimmy D Robinson arrive at this level of curation and musicianship? The answer is he has stayed true to his artistic visions with prodigious integrity. He was worked with countless singers and musicians throughout the years, turning his published poems into living musical masterpieces. Among them, he is most proud of his musical work thus far with Melba Moore and Carol Jiani. Both ladies have recorded a plethora of Robinson’s poetic songs for his club dance label. In fact, Robinson is releasing two brand new dance poetry music projects with diva Jiani – “Heaven Earth Man” featuring a remarkable production from Mauro Mozart and the awe-inspiring belter “I Got This Feeling” produced by Moto Blanco following later this year.

The chillout lounge foray with A Flock of Seagulls, Josh Harris and FC Nond is quite monumental; it is at once, unpredictable and refreshing. There are many bands of yesteryear that fade into obscurity and there are those special groups that are ingrained in our minds forever. The Grammy winning A Flock of Seagulls is a British new wave group whose name remains

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“The reality that I am working with ‘A Flock of Seagulls’ is quite surreal at times,” says Robinson. “I have to pinch myself when I hear Mike singing my words to such colorful melodies and fantastic production. Mike is a musical genius. It is an extraordinary experience putting this whole project together with such a renowned band and infusing the art with the persuasive and meticulous production of Josh Harris and the captivating sounds of FC Nond. We expect the lead single release “Ageless Prince” to take Ibiza and the U.S. market by storm sometime this coming fall.” On “Living in Time” Scores delivered his distinctive vocals with ardent melodies, reminiscent of his synth-pop past into modern day. The forthcoming chillout lounge CD is a new departure for Scores, but he is completely absorbed and dedicated to this unique artistic process. “Once we start messing around with one of Jimmy’s poems, we manage to work everyone’s talented personalities into a jigsaw puzzle,” says Score from his home in Cocoa Beach, FL. “The finished song really makes a picture of all of us in this collaboration. The music has a great lift with a relaxed feel…it’s quite beautiful!”

synonymous with the ‘80s, all around the world. How can we ever forget the group founder and front man Mike Scores’ haunting vocals and lyrics on the legendary song “I Ran” as well as the music video featuring him playing a keyboard, donning his enigmatic punk hairstyle? Score’s look later evolved into a “seagull” inspired water-fountain front swoosh hairdo, which spawned a new generation of copycats. This look, the songs, and the punk-pop movement dominated MTV. A Flock of Seagulls were the darlings of that era. Thirty-something years later, go to any ‘80s night event and you will hear the song “I Ran.” Mike Scores divides his year between Liverpool, England and Cocoa Beach, Florida as he continues taking the current Seagulls band lineup out on the road – touring all over the globe. To mark the approaching 35th Anniversary of A Flock of Seagulls, Jimmy D Robinson is teaming up with Mike Scores to produce and create a modern chillout lounge album titled “Living in Time.” Utilizing abstract and lyrical poetry from all of Robinson’s works, A Flock of Seagulls sets the words to music, creating mesmerizing melodies while collaborating on leading-edge production with producers Josh Harris and FC Nond.

Jimmy D Robinson is quick to point out that the lead single “Ageless Prince” will be remixed for club play in the UK and the U.S. “We will take it in a new direction for serious dance music lovers and promote it out to DJs and clubs. It’s very exciting.” While finishing up the upcoming “Living in Time” album, A Flock of Seagulls will be touring this summer with a dozen dates in South America and shows all across Europe and America. The recent Brexit does not seem to rattle Mike Scores. He believes that when the dust settles “everything will be okay.” He tenderly stated “It doesn’t mean England is leaving Europe. People still want England and England still wants to be part of Europe. England has been on its own before and when the dust settles all will be well.” Scores continues, “Our fan base is huge and it is always so much fun to play for them. We are excited to give them some great new music. Fans will love our new collaborations and future work, while celebrating the 35 years of A Flock of Seagulls with ‘Living in Time!’” There is little doubt that Jimmy D Robinson’s “Living in Time” project starring A Flock of Seagulls will be a very strong outing in this new musical medium. New and long-standing audiences will fall in love, to and with, this dazzling chillout lounge CD, which is due out end of 2016. So, put this CD on your holiday wish list now.

JIMMY D WAS WORKED WITH COUNTLESS SINGERS AND MUSICIANS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, TURNING HIS PUBLISHED POEMS INTO LIVING MUSICAL MASTERPIECES. AMONG THEM, HE IS MOST PROUD OF HIS MUSICAL WORK THUS FAR WITH MELBA MOORE AND CAROL JIANI. 22 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY


“AGELESS PRINCE” single release is expected to take IBIZA and US market by storm

“LIVING IN TIME.” Jimmy D Robinson teaming up with A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS to Produce a Modern Chillout album

PHOTO: GEORGE ANDREWS

Dance Poetry CD with Disco Diva CAROL JIANI “HEAVEN EARTH MAN“ Featuring remarkable Production with Mauro Mozart, Josh Harris

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ABOUT JOYCE PENAS PILARSKY • President, FGC (Filipino German Club Karlsruhe Germany) • International Director, Rotary club - San Marcelino Chapter, Manila • Fashion Designer, Model, Singer, Painter, Host, Book Author, Beauty Queen and Philanthropist

JOYCE PENAS

PILARSKY ORIGINALITY AND PASSION ABOUT JPP CLOTHING BRAND Joyce had been designing dresses, gowns and fashion accessories for a long time. She always wanted to design her own clothes because she loves to create something different and it’s her passion. She started joining fashion shows around the globe like Philippine Fashion Week, J Summer Fashion show in Paris, Fashion Week Brooklyn, New York, Summer Fashion show in Germany, Ecoluxe Luxury Fashion show during the London Fashion Week 2014, ECO Fashion Show in Abu Dhabi, she presented her SS2015 Collections at Angelman 26 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY

Syndrome Collection showcase – New York and London, she also unveiled her red carpet inspired couture collection in Hollywood, California. Joyce has been proclaimed Grand Champion at Los Angeles Fashion Week Design Competition last October 17, 2015. Tagged as “Design Warz” by Los Angeles Fashion Week Design Competition, the event is a platform for fashion designers, makeup artists and hair stylists. Twelve artists competed in three design categories — hair design, makeup artistry and fashion design on the runway during Los Angeles Fashion Week.


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FASHION DESIGNER: Joyce Penas Pilarsky PHOTOGRAPHER: Ari Simangan FEMALE MODELS: Rose Joy Pinuela Sheena Cuenco Anne Barker Amber Delos Reyes MALE MODEL: Jay Daniel Verano Rannie Saysay Makeup Artist: Dave Quiambao Noemie Baylon HAIRSTYLIST: Oliver Bumatay STYLIST: John Guarnes ORGANIZER: Bench Bello LOCATION: Artist’s Haven Studio

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Joyce luckily received rave reviews from different shows she joined and she was featured in several magazines in the Philippines, USA, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Being named as the Queen of Philippine EcoCouture, she is also proud as a model of her own creations which are very unique, oneof-a-kind fashion accessories inspired by the beauty of nature because it makes a heart smile with happiness. She aims also to promote Filipino fabrics and other Filipino indigenous materials from different regions in the Philippines (like pineapple, abacca, pearls, natural stones and other Filipino materials) at the same time will provide more jobs for creative women. Joyce believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful and stunning; wearing her creations makes a woman more confident, fabulous and a head turner.

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IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. Judging was a rigorous process, with winners receiving publication of their work in the International Design Awards BOOK OF DESIGNS.

Last October 2015, Joyce won the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Design Competition by PR/SHOWROOM showcasing Filipino tribal wear by adapting her The Archives & Showroom signature floral-inspired style. Her idea came info@ up with her mind-blogging designs entirely thearchvieshowroom.com her own; fresh, innovative and fabulous. This 323-454-7564 fastidiousness Pilarsky achieved by being a 7449 Melrose Ave Suite model, painter, philanthropist, singer, haute 1, Los Angeles, California 90046 JOYCE PENAS PILARSKY RECENT couture designer and book author in that ACHIEVEMENTS order before turning MWI International Ambassador 2013, Philippine’s Best Dressed Joyce recently received the Golden Phoenix and Style Icon 2013 and Classic Mrs. Asia International Awards 2016 - Cultural Achievement Awards. The awards is Global 2014. After she was awarded Global ART leader of basically for those who ranked top by Golden Phoenix Award 2015 for her lead in global fashion, she graduated her Masters Review and Adjudication Board in all categories which are in Alternative Medicine at the University of Makati. She important for the award. recently graduated her doctorate in Alternative Medicine. This award is created to celebrate the hardwork and She’s one of the speakers at the 3rd International Annual achievements of many leading women who make a valuable Congress in Barcelona, Spain and discussed about Light and contribution to the economic & culture life of the world. Color Therapist, Treatment of Pain Associated with Anxiety Joyce also won Third Prize in Accessory competition at the and Depression. prestigious International Design Awards in Los Angeles Prior to the competition, Joyce went to the National Museum last June 2016. She presented the new trend in fashion of the Filipino People for designs and materials research. accessories. She aims to promote Filipino indigenous Then she proceed to source materials that involved travels to materials from different regions in the Philippines and other various parts of Asia before doing the actual designs. Pilarsky parts of Asia (natural stones, woods, shells, mother of pearls, showcased an 18-piece ethnic-inspired collection of formal agate and other materials). Her winning collections will be wear consisting of cocktail dresses, gowns and male wear included in International Design Awards Book of Designs, to that features her interpretations of the various ethic wear of be distributed to museum bookstores internationally. the Philippines. Using natural fabrics from the Philippines, specifically Zamboanga. She sourced jusi, piña, tinalak, abel Iloko and silk gazar from indigenous weavers she supports. This earth-friendliness and sustainability, the use of organic, JOYCE BELIEVES THAT EVERY WOMAN hand-woven yet practical materials, makes it an important DESERVES TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND direction in the time of climate change threat. Joyce is also the President of FGC (Filipino German Club Karlsruhe STUNNING; WEARING HER CREATIONS Germany) and the International Director Rotary club - San Marcelino Chapter, Manila. MAKES A WOMAN MORE CONFIDENT,

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She is one artist who has a very high regard of her country and aims to promote the beauty of it’s culture and the other Asian countries as a whole and proudly presents it to the world!


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CARNIVAL CORPORATION

CREATES THREE ORIGINAL TV SERIES FOR NATIONAL NETWORKS - A CRUISE INDUSTRY FIRST TO EXPAND MARKET

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hree original TV series from world’s largest leisure travel company to air on ABC, NBC and The CW on Saturday mornings starting October 1.

Experience-focused shows will be hosted by celebrity talent -- including Daytime Emmy®-award winning host Jeff Corwin, “In Living Color” icon and comedian Tommy Davidson, YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko and global video journalist Josh Garcia.

REPRESENTING A FIRST IN THE CRUISE INDUSTRY, THIS INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATIONS

All 10 of company’s global cruise line brands featured in original programming Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/ LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. Representing a first in the cruise industry, this innovative communications approach builds on the company’s strategy to highlight why traveling by ocean to experience global destinations has become one of the best ways to see and learn about the world and other cultures.

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Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7916451carnival-three-original-tv-series.

WAYS TO SEE AND LEARN

Carnival Corporation’s three initial TV series will air on ABC, NBC and The CW on Saturday mornings, reaching viewers during the large family-oriented programming blocks, established to educate and entertain families and people of all ages. With almost 80 original episodes that will rotate over a span of the next 12 months, the new experiential series will use compelling and authentic storytelling to share the powerful way travel by sea connects people, places and cultures around the world. The company also has produced a fourth series that is expected to air on a mid-week evening on cable in early 2017.

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The company’s new experiential content is designed to engage viewers by showcasing exciting adventures, exotic cultures and popular global destinations. Ships from all 10 of the company’s cruise line brands -- Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises ( Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) – serve as the platform for engaging and emotional experiences, and each of the company’s brands will be featured in at least one of the episodes during the inaugural season. “We are excited to launch our first original TV programs

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and to share compelling content and stories with millions of people,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “We have taken great care to develop TV shows that we believe families and people of all ages will truly enjoy watching, with interesting stories, charismatic hosts and spectacular video, showing how much fun people have traveling the world by ocean on our fleet of more than 100 cruise ships. The shows will also help dispel outdated myths about cruising and expose a much broader consumer audience to why cruising is the fastest growing segment of the vacation industry.” Added Donald: “This strategy to create original content across multiple media platforms is just one of the innovative approaches we are taking to expand the market for cruise vacations. These programs will show people in a highly engaging way why cruising is such a great vacation at an exceptional value.” New TV Shows Demonstrate Cruising’s Popularity in Unique Ways.

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Carnival Corporation’s three original new TV series launching on Oct. 1 include:

“Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” ABC – Airing Saturday mornings* “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” will broadcast nationally as part of the sixth season of the Daytime Emmy-winning block Weekend Adventure, a three-hour programming block airing Saturday mornings on 98 percent of the country’s ABC affiliate channels. The show follows Emmy-winning host Jeff Corwin as he embarks on adventures in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, such as repelling down cliffs, flight-seeing to glacier landings, mountain climbing in a national park and zip lining through a rainforest.

“The Voyager with Josh Garcia” NBC – Airing Saturday mornings* “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” follows video journalist and world-traveler Josh Garcia as he goes off the beaten path in fascinating seaside ports to meet locals who share their rich history, life stories and exotic foods, and introduces viewers to the hidden beauty, cultural diversity and amazing flavors native to each destination. The program will air as part of NBC’s all-new, three-hour programming block that extends the network’s “The More You Know” brand with inspiring stories on NBC stations throughout the country. 34 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY


ABOUT CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest leisure travel company in the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises ( Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).

“Vacation Creation” The CW – Airing Saturday mornings* “Vacation Creation,” featuring “In Living Color” star and comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko as hosts, goes beyond the typical travel show by personalizing vacations of a lifetime for couples, individuals and families facing hardship, in need of hope or seeking muchneeded time together. From bringing three generations of women together to visit Russia for the first time since their grandmother escaped a war to giving a father whose life was threatened by illness a trip to remember, the show follows Davidson and Feczko as they tell inspiring stories and surprise guests with a dream vacation. The series will air as part of The CW’s “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday morning block. All three programs run for 30 minutes. “Ocean Treks” and “The Voyager” are scheduled to air at 9 a.m. local time and “Vacation Creation” at 10:30 a.m. local time. Exact air times are subject to change. Carnival Corporation’s original TV programming will

Together, these brands operate 101 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 225,000 lower berths with 18 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2022. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P500 and the FTSE 100 indices. Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www. princess.com, www.seabourn.com, www.aida.de, www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises. com.au, www.pocruises.com and www.fathom.org.

be initially distributed across major broadcast and cable networks and extended to major digital Over-TheTop (OTT) platforms to maximize audience exposure. The three initial series are being distributed by Litton Entertainment.

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The abridged version of this tale is that my dear mother was from Sweden and my father is from New York. I was born in Sweden and spent about half of my life there, after first spending some of my early years in Austin, Texas. Where, coincidentally, another one of my films, “Come Morning”, screened at the Austin Film Festival a few years

ago. Then I luckily enough found myself in New York City where I now reside. I always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I know, we’ve all heard that one before… Elise jokes, rolling her eyes. I actually used to put on shows at home with my older brother Thomas as my sidekick. Thank god there were no iPhones at the time…I think…who knows, maybe I would have become a YouTube sensation singing and dancing with my cape made of a towel. Not easy believing you’ll actually have a future as an actress when you are a kid, feeling misplaced in a remote town in Sweden, but eventually Elise Rovinsky got the

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rom Sweden to Sundance”…seems like a crazy leap right? From a small town in the southwest part of Sweden to being in a film, “How To Tell You’re A Douchebag”, that premiered at Sundance, by way of New York. How the hell did that happen? -She says, her face lighting up with a laugh.

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HOW TO TELL YOU’RE A DOUCHEBAG - SCREEN SHOT

ACTRESS ELISE ROVINSKY WITH ACTOR PAUL REISER ON SET RED OAKS

“BEING COMPLETELY BILINGUAL MAKES IT EASY FOR ME TO DO ACCENTS AND EVEN CONVINCINGLY SPEAK SOME LANGUAGES I DON’T REALLY KNOW”

opportunity to come to New York City, attend the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting (Graduate Program) and, well, the rest is history. At least history in the making, Elise says with a hopeful smile. What can I say about my journey? Sometimes it feels like a long one. Arduous and terrifying at times but it is inevitably always rewarding in the end. Whether it is being nervous during the early days of rehearsals for an upcoming stage performance, not thinking you will ever be off book and ready, or whether it is sitting in hair and makeup in the wee hours of the morning getting ready for your upcoming scene to be shot, thinking of all the people who depend on your getting it right and doing a good job.

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I remember way back when I first took some acting classes in Gothenburg Sweden. Taking the bus to town for the class, coming back late at night to my parents’ house feeling different…feeling elated and hopeful.

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We have seen Elise Rovinsky cast in a wide variety of roles. Characters ranging from a crazy French choreographer to an old, mythological figure to a fast talking literary agent to mention only a few. “Being completely bilingual makes it easy for me to do accents and even convincingly speak some languages I don’t really know”. She has a unique look, can pretty much be from anywhere and is easily placed in different periods and eras as well. Do you have a favorite? But of course! Put me in something from the 20’s and I’m happy as a clam she says. She grew up watching movies, memorizing scenes and lines. Loving the escape of disappearing into someone else’s life for a little while. They always talked a lot about movies and TV at home as well when she was a kid. “I always heard what my “uncle Mickey” was up to out in LA with his shows”. This is of course Michael “Mickey” Ross who was one of the writers/producers of “Three’s Company, “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”. Those


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“I ALWAYS HEARD WHAT MY “UNCLE MICKEY” WAS UP TOOUTINLA WITH HIS SHOWS”. THIS IS OF COURSE MICHAEL “MICKEY” ROSS WHO WAS ONE OF THE WRITERS/ PRODUCERS OF “THREE’S COMPANY, “ALL IN THE FAMILY” AND “THE JEFFERSONS”

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shows were all rather revolutionary for their time. Her parents always supported her acting ambition. “They never told me that I couldn’t or shouldn’t. I will always be grateful for that”. You’ve had a remarkable spring! “Yes, I worked on an episode of ‘Red Oaks’, which is an Amazon Studios series in which Paul Reiser is one of the leads. The episode was directed by the talented Nisha Ganatra, who is busy as hell and with good reason”. The incredible Sundance premiere for ‘How To Tell You’re A Douchebag’ as well as some sold out screenings of the film at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York. I am a core member of a sketch comedy group called The Shorts Show and we have had a monthly show at the PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) here in New York City for quite a while. We mostly do web based content but also just completed our first feature called ‘Prism’”. ‘How To Tell You’re A Douchebag’ has done really well and was very well received at Sundance. “Yes it was. I was working and unfortunately could not make the screenings which was a bummer”. Sundance was just the beginning for this great movie, there have been a bunch

of other festivals and it actually just won best screenplay at the American Black Film Festival in Miami. “I had a great time working on this film with writer/director Tahir Jetter. There is still more to come with this film… “ Elise Rovinsky says. SUMMER IS HERE BUT WE’VE HEARD YOU WILL HAVE A BUSY FALL? I will be shooting a film in Connecticut in August. Teaming up with writer/director Christopher S. Lombardi again. Had the lead in his most recent film ‘The Reluctant Detective.’ Sweden is beckoning as well. Will be working with some very talented folks in Stockholm on a film this fall. A project I was able to land through my wonderful manager, Maria Vascsak, at IMA International Management Agency And that is about all I can tell you for now. – She says with a mischievous look on her face. Clearly there are some other things going on that she can’t talk about yet. My fabulous agent Marius Bargielski at Metropolis Artists Agency, MAA is keeping me busy.

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ACTOR/SCRIPT CONSULTANT WILLIAM LEGUE ACTRESS ELISE ROVINSKY ACTRESS/SCRIPTWRITER EMMA LINDGREN ACTRESS MOA MALAN ACTOR / MODEL / SINGER / DANCER TYRONE EMANUEL ACTOR JEFFREY GLICKMAN

STYLIST / MODEL HICHAM BENSLIMANE ACTRESS / MUSICIAN FRIDA FARELL DIRECTOR / PRODUCER EVA BELING DIRECTOR/PRODUCER FREDRIC KEITH RESHEW DIRECTOR/PRODUCER MARKUS STRÖMQVIST STORYBOARD ARTIST GIUSEPPE CRISTIANO ACTOR / MODEL / MUSICIAN JONAS LAWRNZ JOHNSON

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rowing up she developed a love for music inspired especially by African singer Miriam Makeba, Whitney Houston, Usher and Tina Turner. By the age of 9, she began performing in her hometown at church, fairs in

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She later joined her high school choir and toured Kenya and the UK performing several concerts. After completing high school Joy moved to Nairobi to pursue her music career. In 2014 she took part in the Airtel trace music stars led by Artist/musician Akon, and was one of the top 6 contestants in Kenya. On May 1st 2015 Joy released her single “Are You Gonna Love Me?� which got her 2 nominations in the Africa Music Awards in Nigeria in 2015,(AFRIMA) for Most promising Artist and for Best R&B And Soul Artist. Currently Joy is working on her debut album with Producers Robert Eibach and David Longoria.

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