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cgpbadgeLOHAS  LOHAS Capital LogoLOHAS  LOHAS-Advisors-LogocropWilliam Nix has become a Principal Advisor and Partner in LOHAS Capital and LOHAS Advisors:

“LOHAS” is a consumer market segmentation term that stands for “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability” and refers to that segment of the population that aspires to a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle and makes buying and investment decisions accordingly.

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cgpbadgeCreative Projects Group has optioned the media rights to the novel “An Accidental Cuban” and William Nix will serve as Executive Producer and Story Editor of a Series adapted from the work:

cubanbookWorking together with Author Joan Moran, William Nix will serve as Executive Producer and Story Editor of a Series adapted from her work.  The series will tell the story of Harry Cisneros is a Cuban national desperate to leave Cuba and return to America. No longer content to work in a cigar factory, he hustles as a translator in the colonial seaside city of Cienfuegos, surrounded by criminal corruption. “An Accidental Cuban” is an exciting voyage through the underworld you suspect exists behind the classic cars, lively music, and endemic poverty. Harry Cisneros, the protagonist of this thriller, is the perfect guide. See: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-accidental-cuban-joan-moran/1130065093

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cgpbadge William Nix has joined the Advisory Board of Hollywood, Health & Society:

Hollywood Health  Society Pen Logohttps://hollywoodhealthandsociety.org/about-us/advisory-board Founded by Norman Lear, and part of the USC Norman Lear Annenberg Center, HHS&S “provides the entertainment industry with accurate and up-to-date information for storylines on health, safety and national security. With generous support from funders that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The SCAN Foundation, N Square, the California Health Care Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, John Pritzker Family Fund, LUNGevity, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HH&S recognizes the profound impact that entertainment has on audience knowledge and behavior.

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cgpbadge Creative Projects Group is pleased to add the additional suite of consulting services now being provided by ncj publishing services, a new consulting business being launched by Nancy Cushing-Jones, who is also on CPG’s Board of Advisors.

Nancy, who has been working in the publishing industry for 35+ years, is now offering authors and publishers a comprehensive suite of services ranging from content editing to brand development and brand expansion across multiple platforms.  For more information, please go to www.ncjpublishingservices.com    See PRESS RELEASE

cgpbadge2uWilliam Nix is teaching his second iteration of an Entertainment, Media & Sports online course in 2020 using the 2U media platform.

2U is a global educational technology company that contracts with nonprofit colleges and universities to offer online degree programs. The company supplies its client institutions with a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform, coursework design, infrastructural support, and capital to deliver instruction. The asynchronous segment of the course was produced via forty hours of recorded lectures and expert roundtables in the 2U Atwater Village Studios in Los Angeles. The live/synchronous course is being presented weekly to students from all over the United States and as far away as China, Istanbul and the Sudan.  See: https://www.2u.com/about

 

cgpbadgeimage007skollWilliam Nix, as one of the co-founding members of the Producer’s Guild Social Impact Entertainment Task Force,  made presentations to members of the production and writing communities at UCLA, hosted by the Skoll SIE Center (http://www.tft.ucla.edu/skoll-center-for-social-impact-entertainment), and also at the Austin Film Festival.

The former focused on “Financing Social Impact Entertainment” productions and the latter on “Shifting Writers’ Lenses” when designing their characters and their stories, as well as discussing examples of how working writers, directors, and producers can apply these principles to their creative content. During the AFF, he also did a Q& A with MFA Writing Candidates with Professor Leslie Kreiner.

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cgpbadgeNancy Cushing-Jones has  joined Creative Projects Group as its President of Publishing, Media and Branding.

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Nancy Cushing-Jones has  joined Creative Projects Group as its President of Publishing, Media and Branding. Press Release In that position, she is providing a range of services, including content and brand development, freelance editorial work on select properties (www.ncjpublishingservices.com), and development of traditional media and digital platform content for CPG media projects ranging from dramatic/animated feature films to television series and documentaries. Nancy is a credentialed Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and an MBTI® Certification Program Facilitator. MBTI assessments provide a framework for understanding individual differences and a dynamic model for staff and team development within an organization.

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cgpbadgeWilliam Nix served as a "Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court" in the 20th Annual National Entertainment Moot Court Competition at Pepperdine Law School.

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https://law.pepperdine.edu/…/mo…/national-entertainment-law/ The matter presented an interesting set of issues testing the "copyrightability" of a visually depicted character in a television series (riffed off of "Games of Thrones" with the names changed to protect the participants) and whether "fair use" principles would apply because the appellant argued its work was "transformative" under the exemptive satire/parody body of law.

 

 

cgpbadgeWilliam Nix participated in for his eleventh year in the annual LATC Global Film & TV Program.

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William Nix participated in for his eleventh year in the annual LATC Global Film & TV Program, a unique immersion experience for professionals from around the world with an intensive four-day agenda of meetings and panels on current U.S. film, television and entertainment industry topics, including participation in the American Film Market-AFM. Along with fellow producers, Jeff and Katy Most, of Most Media, their panel focused on "Film Production in the Age of Streaming Services."

See: https://latamtrainingcenter.com/global-program/ and https://latamtrainingcenter.com/the-2019-latc-global-film-…/

 

cgpbadgeDavid Schreff, CPG Advisory Board Member is now the CEO & Board Director of ACTV8me, a FinTech & Marketing Tech provider offering a "transactional media"​ advertising technology platform.

actvemeDavid Schreff, CPG Advisory Board Member is now the CEO & Board Director of ACTV8me, a FinTech & Marketing Tech provider offering a "transactional media"​ advertising technology platform. Actv8me adds a “transactional layer” to any media source, allowing advertisers to reach their audiences better, and enabling consumers to receive digital offers that are relevant to them. See: www.actv8 and https://www.linkedin.com/company/actv8/about