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cgpbadgeCreative Conflict: Resolving and avoiding conflict in group art projects. Putting together a school play, writing a group composition, or creating a class mural can be an incredibly rewarding and fun experience for students. But with grades at stake, artistic differences, and varying levels of commitment, conflicts between students are par for the course. Here are ten tips to help you avoid and resolve conflicts in creative group projects.

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William Nix, Chairman of Creative Projects Group®, was a Roundtable Participant in the "Education: Disrupted Enhancing Creativity & Learning Through Music, Media & Technology" hosted on Pepperdine's Malibu campus by  Craig Detweiler, Professor and Director of Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture, and Frank Fitzpatrick, Creativity Expert & CEO/Founder of EarthTone.

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Dr. Scott Field, an expert in international affairs and the Middle East, has become a Production Advisor to the biographical feature film "Gibran" . Dr. Field has worked and traveled widely in the Middle East region since the early 1990's. He has been a conference speaker and otherwise involved with the Skoll Foundation and the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr. Field is currently the Middle East Manager at the Skoll Global Threats Fund,  where he has led the development of philanthropic initiatives aimed at mitigating conflict in the region, particularly in Israel-Palestine and Syria. In this capacity he has also acted as an advisor to Participant Media on the films "State 194"and "The Square."

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cgpbadgeCreative Projects Group®, LLC (CPG) and Avalon Group Ltd. (Avalon) announced the formation of a strategic alliance with one another. avalonminiAs part of this new alliance, William Nix, Chairman of CPG, has become a Senior Advisor of Media, Entertainment & Technology Investment Banking at Avalon.

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cgpbadgeJulia Harris, from AMEC's Women Who Lead Board, joined William Nix, Chairman of AMEC's Law School Advisory Board, womenminiamecat the November 15th-16th "Women in Hollywood" event at Pepperdine/Straus in Malibu.

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cgpbadgeWilliam Nix will serve as a Judge, for the third year in a row, in the Sixteenth Annual Pepperdine School of Law Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, being held on November 9th-10th at Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. Teams from law schools all across the country argue will argue novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. For more information and to download the competition problem visit: http://law.pepperdine.edu/student-life/organizations/moot-court/entertainment-law/

cgpbadgeCreative Projects Group® Board of Advisor Member, Steve Solot, who is also the President of the Rio de Janeiro Film Commission and Founder/President of the Latin American Training Center, has been actively forging strategic partnerships with key industry organizations in North and South America, most recently with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and The Americas  Film Conservancy (AFC).

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cgpbadgeCreative Projects Group®, and the members of the This is Ragtime creative team, welcome Max Morath and Virginia Eskin. ragt3 ragt2Each of their contributions will contribute substantially to the nature and scope of the production (see: www.thisisragtime.com)

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cgpbadgeCreative Projects Group®, and the members of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet biographical feature film creative team, welcome internationally acclaimed author and media critic, Dr. Jack G. Shaheen as a Production Advisor (see: www.thegibranfilm.com). Dr. Shaheen is a Pittsburgh native, is a committed internationalist and a devoted humanist. minigShaheen, a CBS News Consultant on Middle East Affairs from 1993-98, also served as a professional film consultant. He served as a consultant with the award-winning documentary, Umm Kulthum: A Voice of Egypt (1996), he has also worked with writers and producers of feature films such as writer-director Steve Gaghan on Syriana (2005); and producer Chuck Roven on Three Kings (1999).

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