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William Nix, CPG Chairman, will be teaching an "Entertainment & Media ADR" course at Pepperdine/Straus Institute during the Winter 2012 Term for the second year in a row.  He will continue to co-teach the course with ADR veteran and CPG Board of Advisors Member, Gerald R. Phillips http://www.plljlaw.com/Bio/GeraldPhillips.asp , of the Los Angeles firm of Phillips, Lerner & Lauzon LLP http://www.plljlaw.com/

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William Nix, CPG Chairman, served as a screenwriter-producer pitch-session panelist as part of the Latin American Training Council's 3rd Annual L.A. Immersion Program http://www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?p=2772&lang=en for Ibero-American producers and other audiovisual industry professionals during the American Film Market in November 2011.

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William Nix, CPG Chairman, has been appointed to be a Member of the 2012 Institutional Grants Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  This AMPAS Committee oversees three of the Academy's four grants programs, those for : Film Scholars, Internships and Institutional Grants. See:  http://www.oscars.org/education-outreach/grants/index.html

badgeIn just three weeks, video gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to an article published in the journal "Nature Structural & Molecular Biology," the findings could present a significant breakthrough for AIDS and HIV research.

Using an online game called Foldit, players were able to predict the structure of a protein called retroviral protease, an enzyme that plays a critical role in the way HIV multiplies. Unlocking the build of the protein could theoretically aid scientists in developing drugs that would stop protease from spreading.

To read more about how video gamers creatively developed such a scientific breakthrough: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393200,00.asp
badgeIn a moving explication on the subject, Sir Ken Robinson outlines his vision for "Changing Education Paradigms" in the 21st Century, including those that most foster the development of creativity. Click Read More to view the Video:

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badgeWith his creative partners, David Schreff, inventor and CEO of Claw LLC, was just awarded his latest United States patent on April 12,2011, for "Interlocking Crossbar Device and System" , that will be applied to licensed product uses in the toy, game, modeling, sporting goods and consumer household products industries."  --  Click here for more information
badgeTribal Leadership, authored by CPG Board of Advisors Members David Logan and John King, with Halee Fischer-Wright, has achieved the #1 ranking on the New York Times Paperback and Advice Best Seller List. To purchase copies, please go to the link in the Publications and Products section of the CPG Site.  

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badgeWith his creative partners, CPG Board of Advisors Member David Schreff, Inventor and CEO of Claw LLC, was just awarded his latest United States patent on April 12,2011, for "Interlocking Crossbar Device and System" , that will be applied to licensed product uses in the toy, game, modeling, sporting goods and consumer household products industries".
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badgeCPG Advisory Board Members, Cynthia Cleveland, Nancy-Cushing Jones and Barbara Weller have successfully launched a website that is specifically designed for all busy women, especially women over 40.  

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badgeCPG Advisory Board Member, Jeff Grant has been named as Team Leader for Connecticut's Family ReEntry/Fresh Start Enterprises'  entry in the Social Impact Exchange 2011 Business Plan Competition.  Since 1984, Family ReEntry's efforts have been aimed at comprehensively and effectively addressing the enormous social problems related to crime, violence, abuse, and the unprecedented rates of costly incarceration. Jeff is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Family Reentry, serves as its Corporate Secretary, and Chairs its Fresh Start Enterprises Steering Committee. For more information: www.familyreentry.org.

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