Fernando Garcia named Academy Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards
- Jan 19, 2021 - 4:48:27 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando
Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards.
will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization’s
worldwide membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives,
and oversee Academy Awards® processes for submissions, nominations,
voting and balloting. Garcia will also work with the Academy’s Office
of Representation, Inclusion and Equity and the Branch Executive
Committees on member representation and inclusion efforts...
Zootopia - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Sep 10, 2020 - 10:04:23 AM
In a modern mammal metropolis made up of habitat neighborhoods a rookie
police officer arrives and quickly discovers that being the first of her
species to work law enforcement in the city is not easy. Determined to
prove herself, she rushes headlong at the chance to crack a case and
ends up partnering with a predator con artist to do so.
Judy Hopps is a rabbit from Bunnyburrow who is the first of her kind to
be appointed to the Zootopia Police Department...
The Inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes Aims to Entertain, Teach and Inspire!
- Jul 19, 2020 - 8:46:01 AM
For the first time, The Inspire Foundation is having a three-day Inspire
International Music Festival which includes a Concert, Workshop and
Master Classes to soothe our souls during these shifting times of
COVID-19. This virtual event slated for July 29 – 31, 2020, is more than
music with workshops and masterclasses to help people to cope, acquire
new skills and enjoy music and entertainment of different genres from
professionals around the world.
For a top-notch experience, The Inspire International July event will be streamed from the www.theinspirefoundation.net website...
Academy launches Virtual ‘Gold’ Program with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners
- Jun 17, 2020 - 8:15:23 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce
commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy
Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship
program for students and young professionals from underrepresented
communities. Participating partners include AMC Networks, Bron Studios,
Circle of Confusion, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Walt Disney
Company, Dolby Laboratories, DTS (part of Xperi Corporation)...
Academy announces next phase of equity and inclusion initiatives
- Jun 12, 2020 - 11:15:27 AM
Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the
next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture
2025. This phased initiative will further the Academy’s ongoing efforts
to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase
representation within its membership and the greater film community.
The first phase of the initiative outlines specific goals for the
Oscars® and Academy governance, membership, and workplace culture.
“While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to
be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board,”
said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “The need to address this issue is urgent...
Uppercut 242 Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday Feb. 29th
- Feb 28, 2020 - 8:00:04 AM
Join Uppercut 242 as we Celebrate the month of Love with our Love &
Happiness Dinner (Yes, Al Green)Concert party at Taino By the Sea
Restaurant on Saturday February 29th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama
Wine & Dine event featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing
cocktails by the ocean plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in
Showtime is 8pm. We Will WE Will ROCK You!...
Movie Masters 2020 - Feb. 24 - 27
- Feb 21, 2020 - 3:30:30 PM
Movie Masters 2020
It's about Vision FEB. 24-25 Nassau and FEB. 26-27 Grand Bahama Island
Featuring Tai Duncan
film producer and talent manager
of Tai Duncan clients include: Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures); Madison
Iseman (Jumanji); and Director Rob Cohen (Alex Cross, XXX)
Learn and ask questions about: Breaking into the Film Industry, How to find representation in Hollywood Building a Career and more..
Bahamian and Trinidadian music fuse for new single
- Feb 6, 2020 - 9:47:43 AM
A new Caribbean single has hit the airwaves, merging cultures and sounds
for a tune that is already predicted to be a popular one for carnival
parades in 2020.
Bahamian artist Patrice Murell and 2019
International Groovy Soca Monarch Swappi have linked up to combine the
music of both countries – Junkanoo and Soca – for a hot track to dance
Local label signs new artist and seeks to leave footprint in music industry
- Jan 24, 2020 - 8:10:51 AM
A local music label that recently signed its newest artist is seeking to
revolutionize the music industry in The Bahamas, creating “a framework
for both local and international success.”
Brdrins Records was
established in 2015 as a “lifestyle movement,” according to founder and
CEO Terrance Colebrook. “It started as some friends just chilling and
coming together with an idea...
Uppercut 242 Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday Jan. 25th
- Jan 22, 2020 - 7:47:27 AM
For all who have asked "WHEN?' We are pleased to announce that our
Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday
January 25th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama Wine & Dine event
featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing cocktails by the ocean
plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in concert! Showtime is 8pm...
Kairos teams up with HUGE Bahamian Artists & announces Candle Light Vigil & Paper Lantern Release Event
- Dec 31, 2019 - 1:11:37 PM
Kairos announces that they have joined forces with Wendi, Dyson Knight,
Chase Fernander, Sleepy Lexx & PDillon for the release of their
debut track, entitled "This Is Love". They have also announced the
official music video shoot, on the 14th of December 2019. The event is
geared toward the remembrance of lives lost to Hurricane Dorian. It will
be a candle light vigil & paper lantern release. It is their hope
to bring a sense of closure to the family & friends left behind to
mourn these tragic losses...
3rd Annual Black Bottle Concert - Day 1 & 2 Flash Sale
- Dec 18, 2019 - 8:00:14 AM
Phluid Phactory -
3rd Annual Black Bottle Concert Weekend Goombay Park International Bazaar.
Day 1 & Day 2 FLASH SALE
GEN ADMISSION $15 |
VIP $40 |
ALL ACCESS $65
SOLD AT PHLUID PHACTORY REGENT CENTRE LOCATION ONLY...
344 Feature Films In contention For 2019 Best Picture Oscar®
- Dec 17, 2019 - 6:39:12 PM
Three hundred forty-four feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy
Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced
To be eligible for 92nd Academy Awards consideration,
feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los
Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven
Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion
picture must have a running time...
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces the Julio Iglesias Scholarship
- Dec 16, 2019 - 11:45:01 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is
accepting applications for the Julio Iglesias Scholarship from music
students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are interested in
Latin music. The four-year Prodigy Scholarship, which holds a maximum
value of $200,000 USD, was created five years ago in an effort to
support music education and Latin music genres, and will be awarded to a
student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial assistance to
complete a bachelor's degree in music starting in the Fall 2020
The Recording Academy moves forward with diversity & inclusion efforts
- Dec 12, 2019 - 10:30:44 AM
The Recording Academy®, the leading society of music professionals and
the organization behind the GRAMMY Awards®, will implement
recommendations set forth by the Recording Academy Diversity &
Inclusion Task Force, including restructuring its Board of Trustees to
ensure that music creators from the broadest range of ages, backgrounds,
genders, genres, crafts and regions are fully represented within the
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation® now accepting applications
- Dec 5, 2019 - 11:00:54 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications
are now open for the Gifted Tuition Scholarships and the Tuition
Assistance Scholarships. Talented music students between the ages of
17–24 years old with financial constraints, admitted to the university
of their choice and interested in Latin music are eligible to apply.
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute a maximum of $700,000
USD in an effort to foster and support the next generation of talented
musicians who will continue the legacy of Latin music and its
significant contribution to the world's culture...
Recording Academy: Ask Musicians For Music Act (AM-FM
- Nov 21, 2019 - 5:35:03 PM
"The AM-FM Act will give artists control over what is rightfully
theirs, their music. The legislation is about consent for use of
content, a basic concept that the NAB is seeking for its own television
members. We thank Senator Blackburn and Representative Nadler for their
leadership on this issue, and ask members of Congress...