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."
BroadThink Founder and CPG Advisory Board member, Cynthia Cleveland, has been appointed to the Board of CPP, Inc. an industry leader in research, training, and organizational development tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment. See: Press Release
Creative Projects Group®, LLC (CPG) and Avalon Group Ltd. (Avalon) announced the formation of a strategic alliance with one another. As part of this new alliance, William Nix, Chairman of CPG, has become a Senior Advisor of Media, Entertainment & Technology Investment Banking at Avalon.
Julia Harris, from AMEC's Women Who Lead Board, joined William Nix, Chairman of AMEC's Law School Advisory Board, at the November 15th-16th "Women in Hollywood" event at Pepperdine/Straus in Malibu.
William 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/
Creative 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).
Creative 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. Shaheen, 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).
Creative Projects Group®, and the members of the This is Ragtime creative team, welcome Robert Santelli, Executive Director of the Grammy® Museum, Mitchell Block, award-winning documentarian, and Phil Schaap, Curator of Jazz at Lincoln Center, to their Board of Advisors. These individuals have outstanding media backgrounds in music, film and television production and performances, as well as the history behind such works. Each of their contributions will contribute substantially to the nature and scope of the production (see: www.thisisragtime.com).
William Nix is a featured speaker at the 2013 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention in Washington, D.C. His presentation will provide attendees with both a cultural and a historical perspective on Kahlil Gibran. It will also cover forthcoming film, art exhibition, art book and graphic novel publications, including transmedia/educational initiatives, involving Gibran's life story, his artistic works and his message to the world. These productions and exhibitions will be displayed and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. See: http://thegibranprojects.com/