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Wacky Independent Comedy Romp “Stroke of Luck” Goes Global at Cannes

Lenox, MA, 2022-May-12 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Christian Frelinghuysen‘s directorial debut “Stroke of Luck,” is a quirky romantic comedy romp about a screw-up kid from the city falling in love with a country girl, all while getting caught up in a bizarre crime ring involving a talking horse and an evil rock star. Inspired by the works of Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, 40 Year-old Virgin), the film champions love, solves the crime, saves the farm, gets the girl and redeems relationships through a series of unpredictable events and unexpected characters.

“Stroke of Luck” will make its international launch for Cannes’ Online Market with sales being handled by Terese Linden Kohn’s TALK Global Media.

“Stroke of Luck” world premiered at the Calgary Independent Film Festival, where it won ‘Best Comedy Film.’ Since then the film has been racking up festival prizes and audience awards across the globe including ‘Best Cast’ at the Vesuvius International Film Festival, ‘Best Feature Script’ at Toronto Independent Film Festival, as well as ‘Best International Film’. At the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival alone ‘Stroke of Luck’ swept in 5 awards: ‘Best Producer,’ ‘Best Feature Director,’ ‘Best Editing,’ ‘Best Original Score,’ and ‘Best Cinematography’. Others include ‘Best Feature Film,‘ Mahattanhenge Film Awards, ‘Best Comedy Nominee,’ Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival (London), ‘Official Selection’ at Dublin International Comedy Film Festival and Fargo Fantastic Film Festivals.

Terese Linden Kohn, TALK Global Media, notes “now is a great time to offer the international marketplace an opportunity to acquire a film that just wants to have some fun. And who doesn’t love a talking horse!”

Young Nathan (Kyle Derosiers) has pulled a damaging prank at his school in the city and is sent to his father’s farm to work it off. But Nathan finds much more than he bargained for when he gets there, including Sarah, (Sara Ball) a very charming, independent farm hand, a bizarre crime ring, and a horse that only he can hear talk. Featuring a great cast including Patty Guggenheim (Florida Girls), and John Popper (lead singer of the band Blues Traveler). Directed and co-authored by first-time feature filmmaker, Christian Frelinghuysen. Produced by Mark Farrell (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Z Rock). Shot entirely in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/707007176

Where to follow the film and its journey:
Website: https://www.StrokeOfLuckMovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stroke-of-Luck-106598211716346
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stroke_of_luck_movie/

Sales Contact:
Terese Linden Kohn
TALK Global Media
Facebook: @TALKglobalMedia/
Instagram: @TALKglobalMedia

Media Contact:
Terri See, Media Producer
Email: iamTerriSee@gmail.com


Under ground dining on steroids…. The parties you’ve all been waiting for!

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

About the Now or Never Parties

It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

Keep a look-out on our wall and event page to see when the next parties are coming up and sign up here on our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/NowRNeverParty or on our website. http://www.connectandeatzfb.com

To learn even more about the various parties, sponsor and the magazine itself feel free to visit our new larger site opening this week, and our facebook page at the links below.

http://connectandeatzmag.com Our new up and coming magazine/sponsor web site. Also visit our Magazine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectandeatzmag We are very passionate about living life as you will be able to see.



Uncommon Sense Story Motivates Readers to Change Their Lives

Turner offers a look at what we need to do to truly change our lives and how to accomplish our goals. He now shares these lessons and strategies he learned creating a multi-million dollar professional development company that teaches other businesses how to achieve corporate growth.

Valley View, OH, Wednesday – September 28, 2011 — “If you’re not growing, you’re going.”

This is the mantra of Darryl Turner, author of Uncommon $ense, a story about the human struggle with change. Turner said his main character, “Charlie,” is on the brink of failure, but instead becomes successful when he accepts the mentoring of a younger co-worker. The author, an international motivational speaker, sales trainer, and CEO of The Darryl Turner Corporation, said the book was “inspired by the thousands of Charlies my team and I have had the privilege to help over the last two decades.”

“My book is on how we struggle to deal with and process change. It’s a confidential personal struggle,” Turner said. “The topic for the book comes from personal experience,” he said.

“I wrote about what I know and what I help people overcome everyday.”

Turner offers a look at what we need to do to truly change our lives and how to accomplish our goals. He now shares these lessons and strategies he learned creating a multi-million dollar professional development company that teaches other businesses how to achieve corporate growth.

“The goal is to inspire people emotionally to take steps they would not normally take,” Turner said. “Adapting to a model not of your own is tough.” Uncommon $ense is about what people go through, Turner explained. “It’s a 100 percent real life accurate story. People can relate to the characters.” And when they have finished Uncommon $ense, the author said, readers will have a “significant call to action.”

“Don’t settle for common sense and average results,” Turner said, “set your sights much higher. Set them toward acquiring Uncommon $ense.”

Turner said he gained inspiration to write the book from his Christian faith and pastor Glen Berteau, who penned the forward for Uncommon $ense. The author and his wife of 29 years, Darlene, have four children ages 26, 20, 18 and 5. He has published numerous business related articles.

To order Turner’s new book, visit http://www.halopublishing.com. For information about the author, visit http://www.DarrylTurnerSeminars.com or http://www.DarrylTurnerCorp.com. His podcasts are available on iTunes.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
5549 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125

Amy Winehouse’s “Personal Painter” Releases Art I Love

Book includes Sam Shaker’s work along with instruction for developing artists.

United States and London, Thursday – September 08, 2011 — Artist, jazz club owner, and celebrity confidant Sam Shaker’s first book, Art I Love, is a rarity in its category – an art book that tells a readable, engaging story.

Part autobiography, part instructional guide, and part historical account, Art I Love (2012, Hola Publishing International, an Imprint of Halo Publishing International), chronicles Shaker’s development from Parisian street artist to recognition as Europe’s premier creator of commissioned celebrity portraits. His subjects have included the late Amy Winehouse (who called Shaker her “second dad”), actor Kevin Spacey, singer/songwriter Adele, and model Kate Moss.

Shaker describes Art I Love as, “approachable for newbies, academic enough for students, and serious enough for history buffs interested in the cultures of Paris and Spain and how these cultures were influenced by artists of various periods.”

Art I Love is the product of decades of diligent work and the culmination of an improbable journey to professional recognition. A self-described “huge Picasso fan,” Shaker studied art and graphic design at the Leonard da Vinci Academy, and was awarded a diploma in Fine Arts. Soon after, he left his native Cairo for Paris to pursue a career as an artist. After years of sporadic success – and nearly starving to death – he left art behind, albeit temporarily, to launch and operate Jazz After Dark, which would eventually become a successful music club in London’s Soho district.

It was at Jazz After Dark that an encounter with Kate Moss spurred Shaker to create again. She commissioned him to paint her portrait, the London media took notice, and Shaker had quickly established his reputation as a specialist in celebrity portraits. Many of these works are reproduced in Art I Love.

Shaker met Amy Winehouse long before the singer achieved international superstardom. “She came to my club, and the admission charge was £3. She said she didn’t have £3, so I told her she could pay me next time,” he recalls. The unlikely friendship blossomed in the years that followed. “She was creative, kind, talented and a very genuine person. She loved art, music, and writing. She never forgot her friends and people like me who gave her a helping hand in her career. She was very loyal to me and never commissioned any other artist to paint her portrait.”

Art I Love also offers a wealth of practical instruction for art students. Techniques, based on Shaker’s own learning experiences, are provided in regard to planning a painting, selecting appropriate materials, working from live subjects versus working from photos, and addressing the nuances in skin tones, shading, facial proportions and similar challenges encountered by the developing artist.

About Sam Shaker
Sam Shaker was born in Cairo, Egypt and studied art at the Leonard da Vinci Academy. The father of three grown children, he owns and operates Jazz After Dark, a popular London music club and art gallery.

A prolific portrait painter, Shaker’s recent subjects have included Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Beatles, Kate Moss, Kevin Spacey, Pete Doherty, Adele, Mark Ronson and many others.

About Hola Publishing International:
Since 2002, Halo Publishing International (HPI) has produced more than 200 titles in adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s, inspirational, sports and recreation, and other categories. Hola Publishing International is Halo’s imprint company.

Visit http://www.halopublishing.com for details.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Umina
Halo Publishing International
P.O. Box 60326, AP #726
Houston, TX 77205
(216) 255-6756

Halo Publishing International Expands Author Services

New Publishing Options Include eBooks and Spanish Translations.

Valley View, OH, March 31, 2011 — Halo Publishing International ( http://www.halopublishing.com ) authors now have the opportunity to offer their original work as an eBook or Spanish language publication. For nearly a decade, Halo Publishing International has been helping authors throughout the world launch their original books. This year, the company is expanding to offer creative clients these two new services.

Halo Publishing International is an independently owned publishing company dedicated to helping individual writers self-publish books. More than a publishing company, Halo (Helping Authors Launch Originals) is a community that passionately believes in its authors and their messages. With offices in the United States and Mexico, the company specializes in designing, producing, publishing, and marketing books for independent authors.

Beginning April 15th, Halo will introduce the production of eBooks for fiction books to be available on Kindle and ePub readers. Halo’s new imprint company, Halo Publishing Internacional, ( http://www.halopublishing.com ) will publish Spanish language books and eBooks. Authors interested in producing a book in Spanish can get assistance with translation, production, printing and distribution. Hola Publishing Internacional will work with Vibra TV, located in Mexico City, to produce Spanish commercials that will introduce the new line of books.

“Halo is dedicated to providing the best available self-publishing resources and keeping up with new technology, which allows authors to present in a better modern way,” said Halo Publisher Lisa Umina. “We are making these changes in order to better serve our authors.”

“Trying to become a published author can be a difficult and lonely process, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Umina, an award-winning author herself. “The Halo Team has developed a dynamic approach to publishing. We are committed to ensuring that our authors retain the rights to their work and guide them, step-by-step, through the publishing process.”

During the past 10 years, Halo has established itself as a leader in the self-publishing industry and has helped countless authors realize their dreams while bringing the best of self-published books to a worldwide audience.

Visit Halopublishing.com or call 877-705-9647 for information.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
5549 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125

The Progress Group Names Steve Hopper as Associate Partner

The supply-chain consulting firm that makes change happen expands its robust team of supply-chain experts, adding an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience.

ATLANTA, Georgia (7 March 2011) — The Progress Group has announced the appointment of Stephen T. Hopper, PE, as Associate Partner. A specialist in supply-chain execution, Steve has helped dozens of Fortune 1000 clients drive down their operating costs and boost the performance of their people, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, and information technology. Hopper’s strength is streamlining warehousing and distribution operations to improve efficiency, customer service, and cost-effectiveness. His core capabilities include:

  • Conception, modeling, analysis, design, and reengineering of warehousing and distribution operations and business processes
  • Strategic distribution network planning
  • Distribution center planning, design, and process improvement
  • Economic evaluation and justification of alternative solutions
  • Design, estimation, specification, selection, and implementation of material handling systems and supply-chain information systems such as WMS and LMS
  • Improvement of labor productivity, resource utilization, and customer service levels
  • Reduction of inventory

“I’m thrilled to join forces with The Progress Group,” says Hopper. “My new associates are among the most knowledgeable, experienced, and highly respected supply-chain professionals on the planet, and the firm’s reputation of client satisfaction is unmatched in the industry. It’s a real honor to be a member of this great team.”

Steve comes to The Progress Group from Inviscid Consulting, which he founded in 2004. Steve also held key roles with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), RedPrairie, Retek Logistics (now part of Oracle Corporation), and Deloitte’s Garr Consulting logistics practice. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

About The Progress Group

The Progress Group, LLC, is an independent management-consulting firm that makes change happen in supply-chain operations. Founded in 1991, the firm specializes in solving problems in and improving the performance of warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, and logistics operations in a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.theprogressgroup.com.