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badgepgalogocubanCreative Projects Group and 360POWWOW Co-Producing Series based on Joan Moran’s novel entitled “An Accidental Cuban"

Creative Projects Group and 360POWWOW will be Co-Producing Series together based on Joan Moran’s novel entitled “An Accidental Cuban.”  William Nix of CPG and Daniel Gutman of 360PW will each be serving as Executive Producers of the production. For further information on the novel from which the series is being adapted, please see:https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Cuban-Joan-Moran/dp/0985437529

badgepgalogounlogoPGA/UN Generation Equality: Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Stories

This most-recent of the ongoing United Nations x PGA series examined how film and television producers, writers, directors, and creatives can work together with the UN to explore some of the most “UNique” stories and pressing challenges facing the world today. This third program in the series will focus on fresh new stories of women and will introduce you to unique and compelling experiences of extraordinary women working on the frontlines of the UN in some of the world's most dangerous places.

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badgeEntertainment_Business_logoWilliam Nix interviewed on Entertainment & Media Industry Trends by Kaia Alexander

William Nix was interviewed on Entertainment & Media Industry Trends for the recently launched Entertainment Business League for womxn. The League was founded by Writer/Director/Producer Kaia Alexander. Kaia is also the Founder/CEO of the Entertainment Business School, and Secret Script Vault (a book imprint for notable un-produced scripts). She also co-hosts the Entertainment Business Wisdom podcast. Her mission is teaching creatives the business side of the entertainment business with holistic inclusive training, courses, certifications and global outreach. She was mentored by late comedian Garry Shandling and novelist Tom Robbins. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR and THE GOOD NIGHT. She also coaches screenwriters and executives, and is known for her group, Writing with Kaia, that has members in 30+ countries. Coming in a post-pandemic world in 2022, look for her W3 writer-surf retreats: Writers Wander the Wilds. For fun, you can read about her surf adventures in the “Surf Cowgirl Chronicles” blog, or read her award-winning novel “Written in the Ashes,” about the events that led up to the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt (Harper Collins, 2016).

A recording of the interview is available at this link:

badgeCopyright Office Unclaimed Royalties Study logoWilliam Nix Panelist in Copyright Office “Unclaimed Royalties Study” Kickoff Symposium

William Nix (Creative Projects Group) was a panelist in the March 26th U.S. Copyright Office "Unclaimed Royalties" event. Our Roundtable will focus on "Holding & Distribution." The other panelists were: Steven Ambers (SOCAN); Rick Carnes (SGA); Daniel Findikian (Qobuz); Ali Lieberman (SoundExchange); Iain Morris (Pandora); Sam Sokol (Artist Rights Alliance); Shannon Sorensen (NMPA); and Erika Nuri Taylor (The MLC – UROC).

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badgeJeff Chao Joins Creative Projects Group Board of Advisors

Creative Projects Group welcomes Jeff Chao to its Board of Advisors. Jeff is a seasoned media professional and Executive Producer who has dedicated his career to social impact entertainment, including during his tenure as Senior Director, Finance at Participant Media. While there, he managed film investments for a $250 million film fund between Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, producing hits such as LincolnThe HelpHundred Foot JourneyBest Exotic Marigold Hotel I & IIContagion and Snitch.

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badgeoscarnomWilliam Nix Joins the 93rd Oscars Animated Feature Film Nominating Committee

William Nix has joined the 93rd Oscars Animated Feature Film Nominating Committee to vote on the Best Animated Feature Film of 2020. In accordance with the Academy’s Special Rules for the Animated Feature film Award, “An animated film is defined as a motion picture in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: narrative or abstract. Some of the techniques of animating films include but are not limited to hand-drawn animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutout animation, pin screen, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects created frame-by-frame, and drawing on the film frame itself. Motion capture and real-time puppetry are not by themselves animation techniques. An animated short film has a running time of40 minutes or less. An animated feature film has a running time of more than 40 minutes. In an animated film, animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time. In addition, a narrative animated film must have a significant number of the major characters animated. If the picture is created in a cinematic style that could be mistaken for live action, the filmmaker(s) must also submit information supporting how and why the picture is substantially a work of animation rather than live action.”

The Oscar Winner(s) will be announced during the Annual Awards Show on April 25, 2021: https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-and-abc-set-april-25-2021-new-show-date-93rd-oscarsr

badgeCindy Chang Joins Creative Projects Group Board of Advisors

Creative Projects Group welcomes Cindy Chang to its Board of Advisors. Cindy Chang is currently the Publishing Specialist at Netflix. She has had a long career in the entertainment industry, including with the Consumer Products Group, Partnerships & Licensing at NBCUniversal, overseeing the licensing of Universal films and NBC TV properties, and most recently leading their Global Publishing team. She launched the consumer products program for Illumination Entertainment and built the global Minions/Despicable Me consumer products franchise into a multi-billion dollar program at retail around the world.

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austingfilevirtualbadgeWilliam Nix Guest on "White Collar Week"

William Nix joined CPG Board of Advisors’ Member Jeff Grant as a guest on Jeff’s “White Collar Week” podcast: https://prisonist.org The topic of discussion was “Is Your Life a Movie?” Also on the show were Lydia B. Smith, Bethany Jones fellow movie and television producers who actually make justice-related films or TV shows.

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austingfilevirtualaustinfilmbadgeWilliam Nix Moderated AFF 2020 Panel on “The Writer-Producer Relationship” 

As part of the Austin Film Festival 2020’s Virtual Festival (https://austinfilmfestival.com/about/), William Nix moderated a panel entitled “The Writer-Producer Relationship”

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badgesentinalhollywoodhealthWilliam Nix Served as Judge in the 2020 Sentinel Awards for USC’s Hollywood, Health & Society

After two rounds of judging, 13 TV shows will be honored at the 2020 Sentinel Awards for their outstanding storylines on health, safety and security. Read the press release.

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