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  • “América 2.0”, nuevo libro de Rafael Marrero, se convierte en un bestseller de Amazon

    América 2.0

    "América 2.0": el libro

    Dr. Rafael Marrero

    Dr. Rafael Marrero

    Ranking en Amazon: Macroeconomía

    Ranking en Amazon: Macroeconomía

    América 2.0: el libro

    "América 2.0": la obligada lectura

    Bravo Zulu Publishers

    Bravo Zulu Publishers

    La nueva obra del distinguido economista aborda la tóxica dependencia de los Estados Unidos frente a China y la imperiosa necesidad de eliminarla cuanto antes.

    Ojalá que esta publicación sirva para concientizar a los estadounidenses acerca del gran peligro que representa el gigante asiático para nuestra nación.”
    — Dr. Rafael Marrero
    MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- El nuevo libro del Dr. Rafael Marrero, “América 2.0: la guerra de independencia de EE. UU. contra China”, se convirtió en un bestseller de Amazon al alcanzar los puestos 2 y 3 (tapa blanda y dura, respectivamente) en la categoría de Macroeconomía.

    «Que un libro con un tema como el que nos ocupa haya escalado tan rápido a esta inmejorable posición me confirma cuán urgente e importante es abordar este tema para romper de una vez y por todas con las cadenas que nos atan a la China comunista», dijo el reconocido empresario tras saber la buena noticia.

    Convencido acerca de que ha llegado el momento de ponerle un alto definitivo al régimen autocrático de Beijing, el Dr. Marrero también resaltó el principal fin de esta, su segunda obra, compuesta por 20 capítulos de puro análisis y sabias conclusiones sobre el diferendo Estados Unidos-China, y la primera en salir a la luz bajo su sello editorial, Bravo Zulu Publishers.

    «Ojalá que esta publicación sirva para concientizar a los estadounidenses acerca del gran peligro que representa el gigante asiático para nuestra nación. China no solo es nuestro principal competidor comercial: también es un rival en potencia en prácticamente todos los sectores, desde la economía y la tecnología hasta la mismísima seguridad nacional», subrayó.

    En este último sentido, remarcó que EE. UU. tiene que cambiar su accionar con respecto a Beijing en cuanto a prepararse mejor para no ceder a sus hegemónicos objetivos. «Sabemos muy bien lo que los chinos desean: primero, ganarnos la batalla económica; segundo, destronarnos como primera potencial global y tercero, encabezar el nuevo orden mundial. ¿Vamos a esperar a que pase todo eso para ponernos serios? Por supuesto que no».

    Comprometido con la causa de defender a su patria a como dé lugar, el también multipremiado hombre de negocios puntualizó en que «no podemos ni debemos permitir que la China comunista nos adelante en ningún aspecto, mucho menos, en los sectores tecnológico y militar, que son los que se entrelazan y determinan nuestra defensa nacional».

    Interrogado acerca del motivo que lo llevó a escribir este libro, el también autor del bestseller de Amazon “La salsa secreta del Tío Sam” explicó que decidió abordar este tema a raíz del virus del Partido Comunista Chino, el coronavirus, que, además de matar a más de un millón de estadounidenses y contagiar a otros 86 millones, también socavó gravemente a la economía.

    «El COVID-19 no solo ha sido una catástrofe sanitaria: también constituye un puntapié a nuestra economía, que pasó de estar en su mejor momento en la era de Donald Trump a una inflación que está por las nubes. Los chinos, en muy buena medida, son responsables de ese retroceso, por eso es tan crucial darles la pelea», enfatizó.

    Conscientes de la seria amenaza que representa China para los Estados Unidos, varias personalidades de gran prestigio ya han expresado su opinión sobre “América 2.0”. Enrique “Ric” Prado, exoficial condecorado de la CIA, dijo que este es uno de los mejores análisis que ha leído en sus más de 24 años de carrera en dicha agencia federal.

    La congresista por el distrito 27 de Florida, María Elvira Salazar, por su parte, señaló que “América 2.0” explica de manera hermosa, paciente y convincente el ciclo tóxico entre EE. UU. y China. Entretanto, la directora ejecutiva del Diario Las Américas, Iliana Lavastida, apuntó que solo un economista con poder de análisis político, como el Dr. Marrero, podía escribir un libro como este.

    La periodista y presentadora de TV Marian de la Fuente, prologuista de la obra, remarcó que hacía mucho tiempo que no caía en sus manos un libro con la agudeza crítica de “América 2.0”. Paralelamente, el editorialista y presentador Jorge Luis Sánchez Grass, recomendó leerlo porque alerta sobre los problemas más graves que enfrenta la humanidad.

    Para adquirir una copia de “América 2.0” ahora mismo, simplemente, haga clic aquí.

    Acerca del Dr. Rafael Marrero

    El Dr. Rafael Marrero es un reconocido experto a nivel nacional en contratación federal, emprendimiento de empresas pequeñas y medianas, y gestión de proyectos. Graduado de las prestigiosas universidades de Stanford y Cornell, también es un distinguido economista y orador invitado a importantes eventos, como la Convención Anual y la Cumbre Legislativa de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de los Estados Unidos.

    El fundador y CEO de la firma de gestión y consultoría empresarial Rafael Marrero & Company, igualmente es autor del best-seller de Amazon “La salsa secreta del Tío Sam”, primer texto en español sobre contratación y emprendimiento en el sector federal, especialmente escrito para la comunidad hispana.

    A través de sus charlas, seminarios y webinars, el prominente asesor financiero también pone sus amplios conocimientos teóricos y prácticos en manos de los latinos, considerados como el sector poblacional de mayor crecimiento e impacto en la economía del país.

    Paralelamente, escribe para importantes medios de prensa, y es un asiduo invitado a programas de radio y televisión, plataformas desde las cuales transmite su vasta experiencia y actualiza al público acerca de relevantes temáticas de interés nacional.

    Por su brillante trayectoria de tres décadas en su sector, y el fruto de su arduo trabajo como emprendedor al máximo nivel, su firma ha sido reconocida en dos ocasiones por la prestigiosa revista Inc. como una de las 500 empresas privadas de mayor crecimiento de los Estados Unidos y también como una de las 50 mejores compañías del país en términos de cultura empresarial.

    A tan relevantes distinciones también se añaden el máximo galardón recibido en 2016 por parte del Concilio Nacional del Desarrollo para Empresas Minoritarias; el premio Sunshine en la categoría de Small Business del año, obtenido en 2019 por parte de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana del Sur de la Florida, y la inclusión en el círculo íntimo de Inc. Masters en 2021, reconocimiento conferido por Inc. magazine a fundadores y directores ejecutivos de las empresas privadas con un mayor crecimiento en EE. UU.

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  • Google Business Profile Listings Added as a Standard Feature on All Press Releases Distributed Through EIN Presswire

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    EIN Presswire announces a new standard feature benefit; Google My Business

    Clients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers.”
    — Jeremy Fields
    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EIN Presswire is announcing a free new standard feature to its press release distribution service, Google My Business. A Google My Business listing shows searchers where and how to visit businesses having websites. Google Business Profiles improves local search engine optimization (SEO) and this information can now be presented in press releases distributed by EIN Presswire.

    EIN Presswire’s clients have the option to embed their Google My Business listing into each press release easily with a simple link that will render a Google map with their business profile directly onto their press releases. The Google Map listing will be reprinted on potentially thousands of EIN Presswire’s publishing partners’ web portals.

    Jeremy Fields, VP of Business Development at EIN Presswire says “Clients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers. Our mission is to stick with the popular and straightforward pricing plans with no add-ons fees.”

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    EIN Presswire - Everyone's Internet News Presswire™ - is where professional communicators and organizations turn when they need to get their news in front of the media, stakeholders, and the public. EIN Presswire is an operating division of Newsmatics Inc., a Washington, DC-based news tech company

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  • Cybersecurity Expert Releases New Book, Uncovering A Transformational Thinking Model & Modern Approach That Reduce Risks

    Cybersecurity Mindset

    Cybersecurity is Not Optional

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    We talk About Cybersecurity and Activate Your Mindset

    Dewayne Hart reveals cybersecurity challenges & best practices to gain information advantage in a world that requires advanced security readiness.

    We are all cyber-thinkers and must remain vigilant and use the Cybersecurity Mindset as a common practice. Hackers are getting wiser—so why not our communities as well!”
    — Dewayne Hart
    ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, February 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Now available for order, the new book, The Cybersecurity Mindset, written by a long-time expert and business owner, Dewayne Hart, stands out as the first publication to encapsulate cybersecurity challenges into a strategic thinking model. The core for the publication provides a framework for securing best practices and navigating holistic security measures across various technology platforms and programs. In gaining an informational advantage and achieving security readiness, readers are positioned to protect business assets and personal interests; and reduce human and technology risks. It includes solutions, industry-relatable topics, and strategies to assess organizational approaches using the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC), security assessments, and technology tools.

    Dewayne Hart addresses the constantly evolving tactics that increase risk and continually expose individuals and organizations to threats. Shedding light on how applications, systems, private and sensitive information becomes vulnerable is only a part of the puzzle. He addresses how threats and conflicts are escalating and why our mindset must be adapted- all of which drive organizations and end-users to think differently in the fight against cybersecurity threats. The publication follows a well-structured layout and conceptual model that addresses 20-high level cybersecurity workstreams. Readers can assess, reshape, and rethink security engagement by mastering the structured layout. In addition, business professionals and CISOs can use the “Thinking Model” to advance their service offerings and streamline security programs.

    Dewayne Hart's other focuses include leading the cybersecurity consulting firm, Secure Managed Instructional Systems (SEMAIS), which offers Cyber Security Engineering, Enterprise Security Services, Security and Risk Management, and Cybersecurity Workforce development. He also hosts the podcast Chief of Cybersecurity. He provides learning and discusses relevant information concerning the cybersecurity workforce, business development, and best practices. As an author, he looks forward to publishing upcoming business development and leadership titles. His CISSP Examination Review Guide stands out as an essential solution package that integrates Knowledge, Comprehension, and Application (KCA) to support certification training. It employs “Application and Theory Based” learning for students.

    With the official launch of The Cybersecurity Mindset, he shares his knowledge to empower teams and businesses in an age of advanced and ever-changing technology environments. Instead of implementing ad-hoc solutions, he is confident proactive security can be achieved long-term when the “Thinking Model” is applied. This approach provides the early entrance into minimizing human and technology risks, driving digital protection, and a structured process to remediate security events and incidents.

    To learn more about The Cybersecurity Mindset, visit www.dewaynehart.com, and his Youtube Channel

    About Dewayne Hart

    Dewayne Hart is a cybersecurity expert, workforce trainer, and business owner with a combined 30-years of technology experience. He has been pivotal in navigating security guidance for the most sensitive networks during his career and has mastered an understanding of the cybersecurity blueprint and concerns expressed by various technical and non-technical communities. Before embarking upon his career in the commercial IT world, Dewayne completed 20-years in the U.S. Navy. His military experience consists of sustaining and securing computer, weapons, and intelligence systems; and delivering leadership and development training. He continues to carry his military and technology experience to develop & drive cybersecurity solutions.

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  • Rafael Marrero anuncia la próxima publicación de su libro sobre EE. UU. contra China

    América 2.0: la guerra de independencia de EE. UU. contra China

    Esté atento: la lectura promete.

    Doc con el libro América 2.0

    Usted también pronto lo tendrá en sus manos.

    América 2.0: lanzamiento oficial en 2022.

    América 2.0: lanzamiento oficial en marzo.

    El autor bestseller de Amazon 2020-2021 inaugura así una temporada de publicaciones bajo su propia editorial, Bravo Zulu Publishers.

    Como estadounidense y economista, me preocupa el rumbo que ha tomado el diferendo EE. UU.-China y la amenaza que representan para nuestra seguridad las prácticas ilegales de los comunistas chinos.”
    — Dr. Rafael Marrero
    MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, February 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- El distinguido empresario y economista Rafael Marrero ha comenzado 2022 con el anuncio de la próxima publicación de su libro “América 2.0: la guerra de independencia de EE. UU. contra China”, una compilación de sus artículos sobre este tema, difundidos por importantes medios de prensa en los dos últimos años.

    El origen del COVID-19 en China y su impacto en la cadena de suministro de los Estados Unidos, la guerra comercial entre ambas naciones, los nexos de la familia Biden con Beijing y la peligrosa implicación de ciertas élites estadounidenses con el gigante asiático, son algunos de los tópicos que conforman la obra, compuesta por 19 capítulos y cuyo lanzamiento será en el venidero mes de marzo.

    «Desde 2020, estoy escribiendo profusamente sobre este asunto que considero de máxima prioridad. Como estadounidense y economista, me preocupa sobremanera el rumbo que ha tomado el diferendo EE. UU.-China, lo mucho que dependemos de ese país y, sobre todo, la amenaza que representan para nuestra seguridad las prácticas ilegales de los comunistas chinos», dijo el también CEO de Rafael Marrero & Company.

    Con la fe puesta en una América libre de toda influencia china, la América 2.0, el experimentado asesor financiero señaló que ya es hora de poner mano dura a la nación asiática, porque «no podemos seguir permitiendo que nos roben propiedad intelectual, nos impongan prácticas comerciales desleales, invadan nuestro ciberespacio, se infiltren en nuestras universidades y hasta nos agredan algún día, usando armas con nuestra propia tecnología».

    Partiendo de relevantes hechos que hicieron noticia entre 2020 y lo que va de 2022, Marrero desmenuza en su libro cada detalle de los sucesos abordados, ofreciendo siempre información contrastada proveniente de fuentes autorizadas, exponiendo su agudo punto de vista y sugiriendo posibles soluciones a los principales dilemas causantes del enfrentamiento entre ambos países.

    «Todo aquel que sea o se sienta estadounidense, que ame realmente a nuestra patria, que quiera ver un cambio en este panorama, que sea un estudioso de las relaciones Estados Unidos-China o desee tener a mano un resumen sobre el tema, debería leer este libro», sugirió el multipremiado economista.

    Dos apéndices sobre la presencia de marcas y corporaciones estadounidenses en China —como Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), General Motors (NYSE: GM), Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: BUX) y McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD), por solo citar algunas— también hacen parte de esta obra de Marrero, que, dicho sea de paso, será la primera difundida bajo el sello de su propia editorial, Bravo Zulu Publishers.

    «Este año venimos cargados de buenas nuevas. Aparte de la apertura de nuestra propia casa editora y el lanzamiento del libro “América 2.0”, también publicaremos la segunda edición de “La salsa secreta del Tío Sam” con contenido novedoso de gran valor, en lo que vendría siendo una especie de salsa enriquecida con nuevos ingredientes para triunfar. También vamos a publicar otra compilación de mis artículos, pero, en ese caso, con un marcado corte económico», concluyó el experto número uno en contratación federal para la comunidad hispana.

    Acerca de Rafael Marrero

    El Dr. Rafael Marrero es un exitoso economista y empresario graduado de las universidades de Stanford y Cornell. Asimismo, es el fundador y CEO de Rafael Marrero & Company, firma de consultoría empresarial dos veces reconocida en la revista Inc. por estar entre las empresas privadas de mayor crecimiento en EE. UU.

    Hoy en día, es considerado el mejor comunicador sobre economía y programas federales por sus segmentos en noticieros radiales y televisivos de alcance mundial, así como por sus artículos de opinión difundidos en medios de prensa tan importantes como The Epoch Times y Diario Las Américas.

    El Dr. Marrero también es el autor de “La salsa secreta del Tío Sam”, primer libro en idioma español sobre emprendimiento con el Gobierno Federal, especialmente dirigido a la comunidad hispana de los Estados Unidos y devenido un bestseller de Amazon tras su publicación, en 2019.

    Antes de crear su empresa, fue vicepresidente de MasTec (NYSE: MTZ), constructora multinacional de telecomunicaciones y energía del Fortune 500. Asimismo, fue el gerente de programas a cargo de América Latina para By Light Professional IT Services, firma líder en gestión de proyectos para el Departamento de Defensa de EE. UU.

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  • Undercover: New Book Exposes the Truth About The War on Drugs

    DEA Agent turned NY Times Best-Selling author, Robert Mazur, is set to release his next book “The Betrayal.”

    TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- DEA Agent turned NY Times Best-Selling author, Robert Mazur, is set to release his next book “The Betrayal.” Mazur’s first book, “The Infiltrator,” detailed his undercover journey into Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel and the dirty banks that laundered Escobar’s fortunes. The Infiltrator was the basis for the internationally released film by the same name, starring Bryan Cranston.

    His new book, “The Betrayal”, details a covert operation he carried out 3 years after the events of “The Infiltrator”, at a time when the drug kingpins exposed in his first deep cover assignment had issued a half-million-dollar bounty on his head. In this second undercover assignment, using a new covert identity to infiltrate Colombia’s Cali Cartel and underworld figures in Panama, he was nearly killed at the hands of corruption within his own department.

    The Betrayal takes the reader on a suspenseful underworld journey of real-life events, an experience that opens eyes to the corruption and brutality of organized criminal organizations so powerful that they control countries.

    Mazur, a court-certified expert in drug trafficking and money laundering, is one of the world’s leading authorities on money laundering techniques. He regularly trains thousands of private sector and government professionals tasked in the fight against money laundering and drug trafficking.

    Mazur can tell you why 98% of the underworld’s fortunes go unseen by the world’s law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

    Meet Robert Mazur:
    Robert Mazur spent 27 years as a Special Agent for the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is the Best-Selling Author of the memoir The Infiltrator, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston.

    Mazur’s writings about money laundering, international drug trafficking, and corruption have been published in many journals and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He has appeared on more than 1,500 radio and television shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, as well as CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, and other major networks.

    Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. For years, in the eyes of organized crime leaders, he was a highly successful mob-connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes.

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  • iPhone® 11 Pro Max® Final Cut Pro® and Apple MacBook Pro® Used to Make Academy Awards® Qualifying Film

      Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Stop Normalizing Murder Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin Stop Normalizing Murder

    Denise Friday, Mother of Colby Friday, Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    Denise Friday Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    How Much Video Do You Need Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin How Much Video Do You Need

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of Fourteen Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of 14 Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Faizon Love says this is the most important film of our era

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, U.S.A., December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "Apple® has done more for Human Rights than any company in the world," said Michael Meyer, "The invention of the iPhone put power into the hands of every citizen and our film has made this a reality. Every film has the ability to spark conversations in America that are long overdue, conversations that might lead to lasting change."

    Omar Bradley, the producer of the film agrees, "When Apple® created the iPhone® it was the single most impactful change in society. They also created a seamless workflow to get the film through the editing process with Airdrop®, Final Cut Pro® and hardware that includes a MacBook Pro®. Omar is not just a filmmaker, he comes to filmmaking as the former Mayor of Compton and a former member of the City Council.

    Executive Producer Pierre Akinroluyo says, "Where we have been given so much, we must all be socially responsible. Apple® has put these powerful tools in our hands."

    "Millions of people took to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. We were simply among the protesters documenting what happened. We took no joy in being there and did not undertake to sway the narrative. Our film is an immersive experience of what actually happened during our time in Minnesota. We were in a dangerous situation as seen in the film and our low profile presence being recorded on an iPhone kept us safe," said film director Michael Douglas Carlin, "More importantly our film documents stories that family members tell about losing a loved one to police violence. These stories help audience members all experience the pain families feel." Michael Douglas Carlin is the director of the film. He comes to this having investigated corruption in Mexico (American Federale) and the Rampart Scandal (Chaos Merchants). His style of filmmaking is to let the story tell itself and Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is no exception.

    Faizon Love, a well known actor and comedian says, "Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma now boasts 14 film festival awards with the inclusion of the latest award from the Culver City Film Festival of Audience Choice Best Documentary. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studios and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words”
    “Sabaya”
    “Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”
    “Simple as Water”
    “Sisters on Track”
    “So Late So Soon”
    “The Sparks Brothers”
    “Speer Goes to Hollywood”
    “Storm Lake”
    “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Steet”
    “Summer Nights”
    “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
    “Tigre Gente”
    “Tina”
    “Torn”
    “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”
    “Truth to Power”
    “Try Harder!”
    “2020: The Dumpster Fire”
    “Two Gods”
    “Val”
    “The Velvet Queen”
    “The Velvet Underground”
    “Whirlybird”
    “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”
    “Wojnarowicz”
    “Writing with Fire”
    “Wuhan Wuhan”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 14 film festival awards including the current win of Audience Award Best Documentary at the Culver City Film Festival, added to other awards that include Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival.

    MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge and Bradley was unseated again by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • The Darien Gap Crossing

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In the summer of 2022, Daniel Eggington will embark on a journey to Colombia. This is his third attempt after his previous attempts were stopped due to active guerilla fighting in the jungle just two miles north of his starting point. With peace and security slowly returning to this part of Colombia, Daniel hopes that this time the trip will be successful. Dubbed the Darien Gap Project, the aim is to walk from Jurado in Colombia to Jaque in Panama entirely alone. “I am attempting this with support from local communities only. There will be countless rivers to cross; I will even be crossing a piranha-infested river’, says a confident Daniel, hoping to bring this part of the region to the limelight and showcase it to the world. Daniel calls it “a world first”, owing to the experience it promises, the fun, thrill, and mind-boggling adventure that awaits.

    Darien Gap Project

    “The Darien Gap Project will involve visiting the Colombian Chocóarea, which is the least explored region of Colombia due to its notorious past, and lack of attention given to it by the past and present governments”, said Daniel, while narrating his expedition. In terms of the population, the area has approximately 500,000 people where 82% are from an Afro-Caribbean heritage, 12.7% are of Amerindian descent and the remaining 5.2% are of white heritage or mestizos.

    Daniel intends to travel through Colombia from Jurado to Jaque in Panama, documenting his trip daily. For the entire period of his travels and adventure in different parts of the world, he has been raising awareness for conservation and indigenous communities’ rights. In a region that is known for its rich indigenous heritage and natural landscapes, Daniel hopes that showcasing these jewels to the world will help raise awareness and inspire people to conserve their environment.

    The Experience

    He will be traveling over several different landscapes from primary rainforest to high valleys and wetlands. These areas are referred to as red zones due to the high prevalence of illegal activities, noticeably narcotics trafficking, and past guerilla activities. The areas are controlled by non-governmental groups mainly the FARC group, which is now in peace talks with the Colombian government. Although a ceasefire is in place and there is some semblance of peace, other groups have snapped up once-FARC-controlled areas, posing future threats. Daniel, who is passionate about travel and adventure, has gathered background about the place and is set to embark on a journey to an area which some, including Bear Grylls, would describe as especially dangerous.

    He hopes that trip will inspire many as well as encourage people to take action, more so towards conservation and support of communities in the area.

    The Motivation Behind the Expedition

    “The reasoning behind my doing this trip is that I will try and aim to push myself to my very limit, of my capabilities as an explorer, which I have done in previous expeditions. His larger aim is to raise awareness for a cause such as the indigenous people’s rights since recently indigenous communities have been in the news especially in a negative light”, said Daniel, while appealing for support to allow him to achieve his objectives. “If you would like to help out in any way you can, I do appreciate it”, appealed Daniel.

    For more information visit: merchanttraveller.com

    About Merchant Traveler

    Merchant Traveler is the expeditions and adventures of Daniel Eggington. The idea came about after leaving the U.K. in 2010 and embarking on a backpacking trip to Indonesia alone and spending 12 days in the forest with three local guides. This adventure added some life-changing experiences to Daniel who described himself as a naive 17-18-year-old alone in a foreign country and unfamiliar with the local language. Upon returning to the U.K., Daniel decided on this as a hopeful career path. He decided to work in the travel industry, where his passion for life truly lies. He immediately planned for other journeys. Still living with family, Daniel decided to explore a bit of Latin America since he enjoyed the culture.

    Daniel knew that his dream job would now be to work as an expedition leader where he could live out his passion for leading in remote and exciting places. He now had an abundance of remote travel experience and the required knowledge and soon the qualifications that it takes to do this. But he felt he was still without the valuable experience required to teach and lead people in remote places. He now has completed his ML training, so that soon he will qualify to make this a career choice.

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  • Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance with Apache Tribe

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    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, USA, December 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Award Winning Film, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores another victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance withChihene Nde Apache Tribe in New Mexico.

    Descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers were on hand to meet with Knifewing Segura, representative of the ChiheneApache Tribe at an afterparty for the Culver City Film Festival held at the Marriott Hotel in Marina Del Rey. They all came to see, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma a film now in contention for an Academy Award® in the Documentary Category of the Academy.

    The film’s content led to the conversation that sparked an historical reconciliation of men that for generations were sworn enemies that instantly became fast friends. Knifewing agreed to forge an economic alliance with the men by building a replica of South Central Neighborhoods on his Gallup New Mexico property to be used in creating content meant for the Urban Markets.

    “So much rich content comes from America’s Inner Cities and South Central Los Angeles has been a central theme in hundreds of stories that need to be told,” said Award Winning Producer and former Mayor of Compton, Omar Bradley. “The sets in New Mexico will give us a controlled safe environment to reenact scenes that delve into these important stories.”

    “For many years the Buffalo Soldiers were used to eradicate our people,” said Knifewing “Now it is time for us to turn all of our swords into ploughshares to plant the next crop of meaningful entertainment. We are happy about our participation in creating Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma that will pave the way.”

    Buffalo Soldier Descendants and Native Americans now have forged an economic alliance to bring quality content to life. “New Mexico offers production incentives that can be used in tandem with other economic incentives that make film production more affordable,” said Minnesota Director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “When you look at the financial structures it just makes sense to film urban content in New Mexico.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma was filmed in the aftermath of the George Floyd Murder and has received 13 film festival awards. “There was huge support from Apache descendants in completing the film so it only makes sense that it is used as a catalyst to create these economic ties,” said Executive Producer, Michael Meyer, “We cooperated on this film and see a strong content driven path to keep the team together and expand it by creating a mini South Central on or near tribal lands.”

    Recently, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma won the audience choice best documentary at the Culver City Film Festival and now boasts 14 film festival awards. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studio and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Voting on the film by the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® begins today through the 15th. If the film garners enough support it will be included on the short list of 15 films to be announced on the 21st of December. Faizon Love said, “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, winner of 13 Film Festival Awards is now live in the Academy Screening Room for Oscar® consideration. Said film director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “we were in Minnesota when buildings were burning in a dangerous situation capturing the essence of the George Floyd Murder protests. Our Film sheds light on the issue of police violence as several families tell heartfelt stories detailing their loss of a family member.”

    At the event, Knifewing Segura said he understood the frustration with law enforcement having worked in their ranks for many years. He agreed that police and communities must sit at the table to sort out their differences instead to simply stripping funds from law enforcement organizations. “Much of what we are facing is due to budget cuts that eliminate valuable training,” said Knifewing. “We must make every dollar count by eliminating the drag on policing due to corrupt police officers. They need to find their way out of police departments.”

    Former Mayor of Compton and Producer of Minnesota agreed wholeheartedly. He is widely known as the mayor that stood up to corrupt police officers that stole evidence out of the Compton Evidence Locker. When he left Compton, the city had a $63 million dollar surplus and contracting with the sheriffs eliminated millions of dollars every year from the city budget. Bradley is looking forward to making films with the Apache Tribes as his alma mater is the Centennial High School Apache. “It simply feels like a homecoming to me.”

    “Knifewing and Bradley became fast friends at the event as they share so many interests,” said Carlin, “Knifewing came from a background in law enforcement to filmmaking and Bradley as the former Mayor of Compton was able to see film production through the eyes of his friend, Eazy-E. Now Bradley is a full-time filmmaker. Both men shared their stories with each other until late into the night.”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 13 film festival awards including Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth –

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge. Bradley was unseated by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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