Jungo TV and Cinedigm Launches HALLYPOP on Samsung TV Plus



Digital First All-Asian Pop Culture Network Debuts in USA

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jungo TV, in partnership with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), announces today the launch of global Asian pop culture network HALLYPOP on Samsung TV Plus.

TV Plus is Samsung’s owned and operated video service, which provides access to a variety of free streaming channels covering sports, lifestyle, and more, straight out of the box on select Samsung TVs. It does not require a subscription fee, account set-up, or credit card info to access.

HALLYPOP is a global television network connecting fans through Asian pop culture, putting the spotlight on music, lifestyle, entertainment, and more. Highlights include the top-rated K-Pop variety show Inkigayo, featuring appearances and performances by BTS, Big Bang, IKON, Girls Generation, and 2NE, among others; the world’s #1 non-American program, Running Man, pitting K-Pop and K-Drama stars against each other in epic missions; the interactive music series After School Club, using social media to bring fans closer to their K-Pop Idols with Q&A sessions, song requests, impromptu performances, and music videos; and a lineup of classic, rare, and modern Martial Arts favorites from the world’s top genre studios.

"As an Asian American, I am personally proud that Jungo TV is introducing Asian-led programming on Samsung’s TV Plus platform,” said George Chung, CEO of Jungo TV. “We’re excited to advocate diversity in OTT entertainment through our music and lifestyle programming from the global Asian diaspora. Working with the leading Korean broadcaster SBS International, we anchor HALLYPOP with the best K-pop and Asian reality programs. As the network continues to grow, through collaboration with the best Asian content creators from around the world, we aim to amplify the momentum behind the global Asian entertainment industry.”

"Cinedigm is proud to debut our newest digital-first network, HALLYPOP, for the first time ever on Samsung’s dynamic TV Plus platform,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. "CONtv and DOVE CHANNEL were both well-received by Samsung’s massive consumer base, and we look forward to further providing this diverse audience with even more of the top-tier premium programming Cinedigm is known for. Whether it’s HALLYPOP’s immersive Asian culture content or DOCURAMA’s roster of award-winning documentaries and series, our networks appeal to a broad range of tastes and interests, and offer something for everyone to enjoy.”

Jungo TV is a global OTT and distribution company founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon and Emmy® Award-winning host of the "Dr. Oz Show," along with Nasser J. Kazeminy, entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Chairman of NJK Holding; Sandy Climan, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures and longtime Hollywood deal maker; and George Chung, international content expert and entrepreneur, who serves as Chief Executive Officer. The company manages over 47,000 hours of content and over 80 live channels for international distribution. Jungo TV recently launched its owned and operated networks, including Combat Go, HallyPop, and Front Row Channel. For more information, visit www.jungotv.com

For twenty years, Cinedigm (CIDM) has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of entertainment. Today, Cinedigm continues that mission by providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Our content aggregation and distribution services power the world’s leading digital platforms and retailers. Cinedigm’s Digital Networks group provides channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.

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Fucoidan, from brown seaweeds, offers an anti-HIV function and Immunoregulation by Dr. Susana Trujillo

Fucoidan- sulfated polysaccharides from brown seaweeds like Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus – has been shown to inhibit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Fucoidan directly affects the secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, influences the proliferation of cells, can activate apoptosis and support the immune function.”

— Dr. Susana Trujillo

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is shown that the sulfated polysaccharides in Fucoidan inhibit infection of both CD4+ and CD4- cell lines by HIV and that they inhibit HTLV-1 and, to a lesser extent, the simian retrovirus, MPMV, which use receptors other than CD4.2 In contrast to semisynthetic sulfated polysaccharides, natural brown seaweed polysaccharides (Fucoidan) do not show any visible anticoagulant activity at therapeutically administrable doses. 1 Advantages of the brown seaweed polysaccharides are their natural extraction process, wide spectrum of antiviral activity, absence of cytotoxic effects, no side effects during long-term use, and good absorbbability.3,4

The Immune System

The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. The immune system is made up of:

• Physical barriers: such as intact skin and mucous membranes.
• Chemical barriers: such as stomach acid and antibacterial substances in body fluids.
• Organs and cells: such as tonsils lymph glands and a variety of white blood cells.

How AIDS develops

In the presence of HIV, the immune system is slowly disrupted. HIV kills cells in the lymph nodes (small glands filled with immune cells that trap foreign organisms) and in other sites. This affects the balance of the immune system.5 Then, the virus levels in the blood and the lymph nodes increase because the immune system cannot keep up with the amount of virus constantly produced.6,7

HIV continually changes itself, avoiding attack by the antibodies and immune cells that normally control infections. Each generation of viruses is slightly different. This constant evolution helps HIV keep one step ahead of the immune system. Immune cells can only look for viruses that resemble the previous generation of HIV, so the virus constantly ‘escapes’ the immune system.7

CD4 T-cells gradually decline in number. This is because they are killed by HIV and because they are over-activated, and this leads to an increase in T-cell death.5,6 HIV destroys memory CD4 T-cells that have been primed to rapidly respond to infections. Therefore, infections such as Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) and Candida (thrush) develop when the CD4 cell count falls.7

HIV and the Immune System Response

Following the above, the presence of high levels of HIV in the body stimulates the immune system and huge numbers of HIV-specific CD4 T-cells are produced to contain the virus. However, these activated CD4 T-cells are also prime targets for the virus and can be rapidly infected and destroyed, leaving the body with weakened anti-HIV immune responses.8,9

Long-term non-progressors tend to maintain high levels of HIV-specific CD4 T-cells and CD8 T-cells that effectively control HIV replication and keep viral loads low.10,11 Stronger HIV-specific CD8 T-cell responses are significantly associated with greater viral load decline during primary infection.12,13 CD8 T-cells act against HIV in primary infection by killing HIV-infected cells and secreting chemokines.14,15

Fucoidan’s anti-HIV function

Fucoidan can protect healthy cells from becoming infected with the HIV/AIDS virus – in turn, Fucoidan can keep the virus from infecting those who have not contracted it.

Isolated Fucoidans from several brown seaweeds, for example, Undaria pinnatifida (Mekabu), Cladosiphon okamuranus (Mozuku) and Fucus vesiculosus (Fucus) exhibited potential antiviral effects against HSV-1 and HSV-2 deprived of cytotoxicity for Vero cell cultures. Elizondo-Gonzalez and colleagues reported that the isolated Fucoidan from Cladosiphon okamuranus (Mozuku) showed potent antiviral activity against Newcastle disease virus in the Vero cell line at the initial stages of infection. The viral formation declined by exposure of Fucoidan prior to cleavage of the fusion protein, which led to attachment of Fucoidan to the F0 protein. This finding was important to reassure that Fucoidan has anti-viral activities. Consequently, Fucoidan exhibited a better antiviral potency than ribavirin.17 Moen and Clark, 1993, studied isolated Fucoidan from F. vesiculosus, which showed its potential to suppress HIV RT in vitro.

Other studies showed that respective activities are not because of dispatching of target cells. Indeed, Fucoidan induced no adverse effects on protein metabolism and cell generation.16 HIV-1 infection of target cells is protected after preincubation with Fucoidan. Moreover, Fucoidan can effectively augment immune system health by activating immunoreactions of the cellular and humoral types and by increasing macrophage phagocytosis. In conclusion, Fucoidan directly affects the secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, influences the proliferation of cells, and can activate apoptosis.17 Scientists also examined Fucoidan for its anti-HIV-1 abilities, given its potent anti-herpetic properties. This anti-HIV-1 activity was not a result of Fucoidan working as a viricidal, but rather as a direct consequence of its ability to inhibit the early events of viral replication with Fucoidan. Moreover, Fucoidan can effectively augment immune system health by activating immunoreactions of the cellular and humoral types and by increasing macrophage phagocytosis.18 In conclusion, Fucoidan directly affects the secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, influences the proliferation of cells, can activate apoptosis and support the immune function.18


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2. McClure M.O., Moore J.P., Blanc D.F., Scotting P., Cook G.M., Keynes R.J., Weber J.N., Davies D., Weiss R.A. Investigations into the mechanism by which sulfated polysaccharides inhibit HIV infection in vitro. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1992 Jan;8(1):19-26.
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6. Huber M Complement lysis activity in autologous plasma is associated with lower viral loads during the acute phase of HIV-1 infection. PLoS Med 3(11): e441, 2006
7. Goujard C et al. CD4 cell count and HIV DNA level are independent predictors of disease progression after primary HIV Type 1 infection in untreated patients. Clin Inf

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Fucoidan’s Ability to Prevent the Flu and Its Ability to Inhibit the Influenza A Virus by Dr. Susana Trujillo

The immune system is actively finding ways to prevent viruses, bacteria and infected cells from affecting our health.

Besides the ability of Fucoidan (Mekabu, Mozuku and Fucus) to enhance the immune system naturally, they are also able to produce higher antibody titers against all three strains of influenza. ”

— Dr. Susana Trujillo

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — When our immune system is weak, some viruses can "hide" inside certain cells in our bodies and avoid being totally removed by the immune system. Some viruses can do this for a long time.

The best flu prevention strategy is basic — good nutrition (including taking natural health supplements), regular exercise, and enough sleep. You can also wash hands frequently and avoid people who have the flu. Still, it's hard to prevent contact with microorganisms (germs). Therefore, the best way to prevent the flu and other diseases is by keeping yourself healthy.

Flu is an infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.1 Some of the symptoms caused by Influenza (a viral infection) are fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and cough that lasts a week or more.1 People commonly use the term "flu" to define any kind of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, such as colds or diarrhea and vomiting that resemble “influenza-like-illness” (ILI) symptoms. However, influenza usually associated with more severe illness and lasts longer than the common cold and, normally, influenza does not cause vomiting or diarrhea in adults.2

Because influenza viruses are constantly mutating and there are different strains and subtypes that are prevalent among human populations from year to year, outbreaks and epidemics occur in certain geographical areas or countries. Occasionally, an influenza strain will emerge to cause an influenza pandemic that spreads globally and is usually associated with more severe disease and increased mortality.6

Most people recover from influenza without any complications and develop immunity to future infection with the same strain or a related influenza strain that may prevent illness symptoms or make illness less severe.10 However, there is an increased risk for serious complications and death for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems or who are suffering from diabetes, kidney dysfunction, heart disease, and other chronic health issues.8

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to adapt good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.9 There also are natural health supplements like Fucoidan with antiviral properties that can be used to treat and prevent the flu. The different types of Fucoidan (Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus) offer the nutrients you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.

In relationship to the nutritional health supplements that can help you prevent the flu, one of the most studied brown seaweeds is Mekabu, which contains Fucoidan a sulfated polysaccharide extracted from the sporophylls of the edible seaweed (U. pinnatifida)11 and long used as a traditional food in Japan, has attracted attention as an agent that enhances immune function because various types of Fucoidan reportedly have physiological activities such as antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, anticoagulant, and antitumor effects.12 For virus infection in mice, oral administration of Mekabu Fucoidan increased neutralizing antibody production in the mucosa and blood and inhibited viral growth. At the same time, Mekabu Fucoidan also demonstrated to enhance immune function through mechanisms involving natural killer (NK) cell activation and increased production of IFN-γ and IL-12 in animal studies.11 The WHO announced a new influenza pandemic on 11 June 2009.13 Three influenza pandemics (Spanish, Asian, and Hong Kong) in the 20th century, and more recently the extremely pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) with high lethality reported in Hong Kong in 1997, indicate that humans have long been facing influenza threats. The emergence of new influenza viruses and human epidemics is now recognized as a serious global health problem.13

One study from the Mukogawa Women’s University in Japan reported that their study “showed a possible adjunctive role of Mekabu Fucoidan in antibody production in the elderly, although further studies on the underlying immunomodulatory mechanisms are needed.”14

Recent studies focused on antiviral compounds obtained from natural resources. Many extracts from brown seaweeds have been isolated and tested for pharmacological purposes, and their antiviral activity has been demonstrated in vitro and in vivo. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide present in the cell wall matrix of brown algae that has been demonstrated to inhibit certain enveloped viruses with low toxicity. One important study evaluated the potential antiviral activity and the mechanism of action of fucoidan from Cladosiphon okamuranus against Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV0 in the Vero cell line.

In conclusion, besides the ability of Fucoidan (Mekabu, Mozuku and Fucus) to enhance the immune system naturally, they are also able to produce higher antibody titers against all three strains of influenza. The immune system is compromised in people with a weak immunity, still there are healthy habits like taking Fucoidan on a daily basis that can be adapted to be healthier and to avoid getting sick too often.

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7. Taubenberger JK, Morens DM. 1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics. Emerg Infect Dis 2006; 12(1): 16-22.
8. CDC. Influenza – Flu symptoms & Complications. Oct. 20, 2017.
9. Centers for Disease Control. Estimates of Deaths Associated with Seasonal Influenza — United States, 1976—2007. MMWR Aug. 27, 2010, 59(33);1057-1062.
10. CDC. Estimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States: CDC Study Confirms Variability of Flu. Dec 9, 2016.
11. Cumashi A, Ushakova NA, Preobrazhenskaya ME, D’Incecco A, Piccoli A, Totani L, Tinari N, Morozevich GE, Berman AE, Bilan MI, et al. Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Bio-Oncologia, Italy. A comparative study of the anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antiangiogenic, and antiadhesive activities of nine different fucoidans from brown seaweeds. Glycobiology. 2007;17:541–52.
12. Maruyama H, Tamauchi H, Hashimoto

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The Positive Effects of Fucoidan from Mekabu, Mozuku and Fucus in Reducing Osteoarthritis Symptoms by Dr Susana Trujillo

Osteoarthritis is the most predominant form of arthritis.1 At the same time, osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic health conditions among adults.

Supplementation with fucoidan decreased the leptin and IL-1β levels. These studies suggest that the oral administration of Fucoidan may improve meniscal/ligamentous injury-induced osteoarthritis. ”

— Dr. Susana Trujillo

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Osteoarthritis has an inflammatory element affecting the synovium (the soft tissue that lines the spaces of diarthrodial joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae) and cartilage, which leads to subchondral bone tissue breakdown, resulting in pain, stiffness, and joint failure.2 Several studies have suggested that osteoarthritis joint degeneration occurs from a combination of mechanical stresses and biochemical factors.3 Chondrocytes as well as synovial cells, in an elevated osteoarthritis condition, express inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1β and the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. As a result, there is an increase in the matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) and some pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-8, IL-6, prostaglandin E2, and nitric oxide.3

Osteoarthritis models can be classified into primary (spontaneous) and secondary (post-traumatic OA, including induced models) osteoarthritis.4 At the same time, obesity has long been recognized as a potential risk factor for osteoarthritis, especially in the knees. By increasing the mechanical forces across weight-bearing joints, obesity or the excess of body weight may lead to cartilage degeneration. Other causes such as inflammation and lipid metabolism disorder in obesity are also associated with osteoarthritis. Recent studies reported that inflammatory cytokines such as leptin, adiponectin, and IL-1β are involved in obesity-associated in osteoarthritis.2,4

Various approaches used to treat osteoarthritis include non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. Pharmacological treatments include analgesics or anti-inflammatory agents such as acetaminophen, cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors, glucosamine/chondroitin sulfates, non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and intra-articular (IA) corticosteroids. Still, these treatments have side effects, for example, NSAIDs are correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV), severe gastrointestinal (GI), and renal injuries. Based on the diverse and various side effects, various studies have focused on functional foods for the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis, which may result in the promotion of cartilage health and safety, even after long-term use.1,3

A very interesting and helpful functional food is known as Fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide that contains L-fucose and sulfate groups and found in various species of brown seaweed such as Cladosipohon okamuranus (Mozuku), Undaria pinnatifida (Mekabu) and Fucus vesiculosus (Fucus). Because of their pharmacological properties such as the antioxidant,9 anti-tumor,9 anti-inflammation,10 anti-diabetic,10 and anti-obesity properties,7 Fucoidan has gained significant attraction. Recent studies indicated that Fucoidan has the potential to suppress inflammation in collagen-induced osteoarthritis. Furthermore, Fucoidan is potent as a therapeutic agent that provides hypolipidemic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Fucoidan obtained from brown seaweeds shows promise in taking on aspects of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.6 In another study, a team of researchers looked at the effect of Fucoidan on markers of rheumatoid arthritis in laboratory conditions and published their findings in Inflammation. Their findings concluded that: “Fucoidan may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.”7 Additionally, a third study looked at the effects of fucoidan on symptoms and inflammatory cytokine activation in 40 rats with osteoarthritis. The scientists found “that administration of fucoidan prevents the progression of osteoarthritis” in the rats. These results were published in The Journal of Medicinal Food.6

Fucoidan extracted from Mekabu, Mozuku and Fucus showed anti-inflammatory effects on osteoarthritis induced inflammation. The hypolipidemic properties worked against fat accumulation and protected the joint and cartilage on osteoarthritis induced male rats. In addition, supplementation with fucoidan decreased the leptin and IL-1β levels. These studies suggest that the oral administration of Fucoidan may improve the obesity and meniscal/ligamentous injury-induced osteoarthritis. At the same time, Fucoidan also can enhance the immune system and to improve the Quality of Life in people with osteoarthritis.

1. Cross, M.; Smith, E.; Hoy, D.; Nolte, S.; Ackerman, I.; Fransen, M.; Bridgett, L.; Williams, S.; Guillemin, F.; Hill, C.L.; et al. The global burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis: Estimates from the global burden of disease 2010 study. Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2014, 73, 1323–1330.
2. Allen, K.D.; Golightly, Y.M. Epidemiology of osteoarthritis: State of the evidence. Curr. Opin. Rheumatol. 2015, 27, 276–283.
3. Barve, R.A.; Minnerly, J.C.; Weiss, D.J.; Meyer, D.M.; Aguiar, D.J.; Sullivan, P.M.; Weinrich, S.L.; Head, R.D. Transcriptional profiling and pathway analysis of monosodium iodoacetate-induced experimental osteoarthritis in rats: Relevance to human disease. Osteoarthr. Cartil. 2007, 15, 1190–1198.
4. Henrotin, Y.; Kurz, B. Antioxidant to treat osteoarthritis: Dream or reality? Curr. Drug Targets 2007, 8, 347–357.
5. Krasnokutsky, S.; Attur, M.; Palmer, G.; Samuels, J.; Abramson, S.B. Current concepts in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthr. Cartil. 2008, 16, S1–S3.
6. Lee, D.-G.; Park, S.-Y.; Chung, W.-S.; Park, J.-H.; Hwang, E.; Mavlonov, G.T.; Kim, I.-H.; Kim, K.-Y.; Yi, T.-H. Fucoidan prevents the progression of osteoarthritis in rats. J. Med. Food 2015, 18, 1032–1041.
7. Kuyinu, E.L.; Narayanan, G.; Nair, L.S.; Laurencin, C.T. Animal models of osteoarthritis: Classification, update, and measurement of outcomes. J. Orthop. Surg. Res. 2016, 11.
8. Dobashi, K.; Nishino, T.; Fujihara, M.; Nagumo, T. Isolation and preliminary characterization of fucose-containing sulfated polysaccharides with blood-anticoagulant activity from the brown seaweed hizikia fusiforme. Carbohydr. Res. 1989, 194, 315–320.
9. Millet, J.; Jouault, S.C.; Vidal, B.; Sternberg, C.; Theveniaux, J.; Mauray, S.; Fischer, A.M. Antithrombotic and anticoagulant activities of a low molecular weight fucoidan by the subcutaneous route. Thromb. Haemost. 1999, 81, 391–395.
10. Park, H.Y.; Han, M.H.; Park, C.; Jin, C.-Y.; Kim, G.-Y.; Choi, I.-W.; Kim, N.D.; Nam, T.-J.; Kwon, T.K.; Choi, Y.H. Anti-inflammatory effects of fucoidan through inhibition of NF-κB, MAPK and AKT activation in lipopolysaccharide-induced BV2 microglia cells. Food Chem. Toxicol. 2011, 49, 1745–1752.

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International Law Firm Discusses Creativity and Practical Business During Panel Discussion at the Sundance Film Festival

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Thomas Dunlap, Managing Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, offers his legal expertise for success in the film industry.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Participates in a Panel Discussion on the Creativity and Practical Business of Movies at the Sundance Film Festival.

Making movies is about being creative. Successfully making movies is about combining creativity with the practical business side.”

— Thomas Dunlap, Founding Partner

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading international law firm serving businesses across North America, Europe and China, is pleased to announce that Thomas Dunlap, DBL Managing Partner, along with other leading film makers, participated in a panel discussion entitled, “From Idea to Deal: How Legal Challenges Cultivate Creativity” at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival sponsored by LegalZoom and hosted by SundanceTV, and AMC Networks Studio. The panel showcased Mr. Dunlap (in his fourth appearance) alongside Hannah Pearl Utt, Peter Saraf, Jaqueline Olive, and Andy Garland.

Tom has represented clients in the film and entertainment industry for many years and is a Power 100 Hollywood lawyer. He has also worked on many films including The Hurt Locker, Expendables 2, and on the other side of the film industry with a producer credit for the film Assault on Wall Street. Tom has worked with many independent film producers, directors and actors over the years.

“Making movies is about being creative. Successfully making movies is about combining creativity with the practical business side.” Mr. Dunlap quoted in an interview from the festival. “The panel 'From Idea to Deal' saw leading film makers and I sharing our personal advice on the nuts and bolts of how to juxtapose creativity and success in everything from hiring actors and producers, to assigning credit, to dealing with location and personal releases.”

The Sundance Film Festival is a program of The Sundance Institute which takes place annually in Sundance, Utah, and is the largest independent film festival in the United State, showcasing new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Close to 47,000 people attend this annual event.

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Rudy L. Kusuma of Team NuVision to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With Team NuVision, Rudy Kusuma has developed a completely unique real estate system that not only helps his agents easily earn over $100,000 a year, but also provides exceptional service to his company’s many clients.

Kusuma started Team NuVision while working as a solo, independent agent. Kusuma realized even as a brand-new real estate agent that the reason agents struggle is because they have to look for customers. Even if they are great at what they do, their clients are hurt, because every agent absolutely must devote time for prospecting.

“In 2008, the real estate market crashed, so I did a lot of short sales,” recalls Kusuma. “Most agents were struggling because they didn’t have enough business, meanwhile I didn’t have enough time to serve all my clients. So that's when the idea of putting it together and working as a team came to me.”

In a traditional business, there's a department for manufacturing, a marketing department, a sales team, a customer service team. Each department has a specific responsibility.

“All we are really doing at Team NuVision is bringing a traditional business model to real estate,” says Kusuma. “It looks new in real estate because most real estate agents work independently, but it ought to work like this.”

Whereas your typical real estate agent must do all their own prospecting and follow-ups and process all their own files, with Team NuVision, each individual person on the team is responsible for a specific goal within the transaction, whether buying or selling.

Team NuVision’s marketing department focuses on prospecting and lead generation.

“Every month we get about 2,000 prospective buyers and sellers,” says Kusuma. “We then have an administration staff team whose goal every day is to make sure every lead that comes in, either from radio, billboards or online, is included in our database. Our inside sales team’s role is to call back, check the motivation, see if they're thinking of buying or selling now, and if they do, book the appointments for our outside sales team. The agent simply shows up at the appointment and can focus 100 percent of their time servicing the client. That's the new vision.”

Kusuma says the key qualities his most successful team members have in common is an openness to a new way of doing things and burning desire to help people. Their appointments are booked for them. The only thing Kusuma asks in return is for the agent to serve on the team’s behalf and commit to the company’s culture of service.

“If the people don't believe in our culture or our core values, then they cannot be here,” says Kusuma. “In our culture, we are here to serve. There are four groups of people we serve: the first is the client, obviously; the second is the team members; the third group is our vendors and business partner; the last group is our community. It's a commitment to each other, to the client, to the community that adds value to the transaction.”

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Andre Paradis of Project Equinox to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — How do you find the one? How can you build a relationship for 20, 30, 50 years? How does it work? What is the secret to find and sustain a healthy, longterm relationship?.

Dating and relationships between men and women can be very confusing. We're all walking around wearing masks hoping to show up in a way we think the opposite sex will find attractive.

Andre Paradis is an expert on dating, sex and relationship dynamics and the founder of Project Equinox, where he works with singles and couples to create and maintain healthy, longterm, successful relationships.

“In coaching, there's active movement and awareness of how you show up in the world and how you to recalibrate your energy system to change your habits and become the person that attracts who you want,” says Andre.

Andre launched Project Equinox with knowledge and tools developed through his affiliation with the Mankind Project and therapist Dr. Pat Allen.

“We've done a lot research on people in long-term relationships and we have learned exactly how they do it,” says Andre. “It’s about gender intelligence. It’s something that we don't teach in our culture, but it is the most important tool men and women can gain for a happy and healthy relationship. “My goal is to teach and empower people and society and to change our culture when it comes to human dynamics and relationships.”

According to Paradis, the way we currently raise men and women in our culture makes the possibility for sustainable relationships nearly impossible.

“What's happening in our culture now is keeping people from getting into long-term relationships,” says Paradis. “What motivates a man doesn't motivate a woman. Without that understanding, it's not possible to communicate appropriately.”

Andre says we’re masculinizing women to the point where they have very little to access to their femininity, which is part of what attracts men; and we have feminized men to the point where they have difficulty moving past adolescence, which keeps men from asserting their ability to take care of women, which is what women instinctively want.

“Let's say you see a cute girl walking down Fifth Avenue. You have to have the courage to say hello and get her phone number and go on a date. It’s on you. Old school is what women find the sexiest and it works best. You make the plan. You make the date. You pick her up. Your body wants that and her body wants that,” says Andre. “This is what I teach. The cocktail of the information I have all fits together. It’s chemical, it’s behavioral, and it’s anthropological. It’s about understanding that the person across from you is a different beast from you.”

Through coaching and speaking engagements, Andre helps his clients go deep into the “dance of the relationship.”

“In every relationship, after three months you can't help but be who you really are. The next three months is when people get real. The next three months is how you get to negotiate what works and what doesn't work. Then the next three months is when we commit and figure out if we're willing to go all the way. And when you care for the person, both sides are willing to do this. Sex is sometimes a way to avoid emotional intimacy because it gives you the illusion that you are more compatible than you are. Real intimacy is getting to know each other first.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Andre Paradis in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 4th at 12pm EST and with Jim Masters on February 11th at 12pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Project Equinox, visit www.projectequinox.net

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Theodora Uniken Venema of Downtown Brokers Returns to CUTV News Radio

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Young and old wealthy individuals look far away from their home base to grow their wealth but investing so far from your home base takes an exceptional person with a special understanding to assist. If you are an overseas investor working in a foreign currency and wish to take advantage of the best money can buy in America, you need an expert professional. Theodora Uniken Venema of Downtown Brokers LLC fits the bill.

Theodora is a top notch licensed real estate broker and Founder of Downtown Brokers LLC, a full service Boutique real estate brokerage successfully investing in Florida real estate for over thirty years.

Downtown Brokers serves as a comprehensive source for foreign investors seeking a long term commercial investment in the “Florida Dream.”

“Foreign investors have a great desire to be coached,” says Theodora. “In this country, everything is different from what they are used to; in addition a dissimilar culture results in a different income tax approach, lien laws, expectations, and aspirations.”

Born in the Netherlands and educated in law at the Groningen University College of Law, with a specialization in real estate and tax laws, Theodora came to America for her Post Graduate studies at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Theodora speaks Dutch, German, and English fluently.

“I wanted more out of life, a further global direction, and to start my very own business,” says Theodora. I left for America August the 19th of 1981, with that goal in mind. How could I benefit others with my very specialized global education?”

Theodora’s clients are global investors. They buy and hold. They know values are cyclical, but their money and investment is safe in America.

“The most successful business people and corporations in the world, all invest in America, and have for many years,” says Theodora. “They know what they don’t, and typically invite a local professional on their team. The difference in currencies play a tremendous role. A different set of Lien Laws, rental requirements and cost structures require a foreign investor to adapt their investment strategies. We represent a worldwide clientele, who is eager to invest in America’s endless opportunities. We understand their goals and we are here especially for them. We are here for you.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Theodora Uniken Venema in a series of interviews with Jim Masters on Monday February 4th, 11th, and 18th at 1 p.m. EST.

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on our guest please visit www.downtownbrokers.com

Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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Author Valeria Lopes

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What does it mean to be a woman in 2019?
What does it mean to be a STRONG woman in 2019?
Behind Every Strong Woman is a Strong Woman

BOCA RATON, FL, ESTADOS UNIDOS, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you google “what does it mean to be a strong woman,” the first thing that pops up is an article written in 2016 by Marisa Donnelly for “Thought Catalog,” entitled “15 People Explain What It Means to Be a Strong Woman”

1. She fights against expectations
2. She bounces back.
3. She knows who she is.
4. She is independent but knows when to ask for help.
5. She follows her own path.
6. She is unapologetic about who she is.
7. She’s a fighter.
8. She’s perseverant.
9. She is balanced.
10. She doesn’t let others define her.
11. She is grounded in her faith.
12. She isn’t afraid to be true to her feelings.
13. She respects herself.
14. She is humble.
15. She loves.

I don’t know how many women you know who embody every one of the above traits, but I know one.

She is an author, a Brazilian author named Valeria Lopes, who writes and speaks in Portuguese. She and I have conversed with the help of a translator, as she speaks no English and I speak no Portuguese. Even though we speak different languages, I could hear her joy in being alive, her sense of humor, and I could visualize her smile as she spoke directly to me via telephone.

All of her books, best-sellers in Brazil, are now being translated into English. What is so sublime about her books is that they all feature independent, smart, feisty women who stand up for themselves. These are genuinely BAD-ASS WOMEN. They are not without flaws, but Ms. Lopes is spot-on in identifying the rough spots and helping her protagonists work through their weaknesses.

In “The Curse of the Werck Family, Volume 1: The Battle Between Love and Hate,” and “The Curse of the Werck Family Volume 2: Eternal Love,” author Valeria Lopes paints portraits of women who gain strength through arduous tasks and disturbing insights, ultimately leading to at times painful but always honorable and powerful redemption.

Valeria Lopes’ bad ass protagonist in “Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality” is a woman who faces social and racial prejudice, and forbidden love, told in three sizzling story arcs, in the manner of a grand Italian opera. But this is a woman who maintains her dignity through all, as she learns that acceptance and forgiveness are the way to a life of peace, beauty and soulful happiness.

Though Ms. Lopes’ books are fiction, there is of course, a reason her female protagonists are the embodiment of strong women. As it is said: ‘write what you know.”

Valéria Lopes (http://www.valerialopeswriter.com/) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the help of her friends in the spiritual world, she developed her mediumship, learning how to use this gift to aid others.

With novels, inspirational tales, and autobiographical stories dedicated to bringing spiritual messages, the value of opening one’s heart to love along with other valuable life lessons to North and South American audiences in English, Spanish and Portuguese, The PiuBook Publishing Company (www.piubook.com) is creating a new niche in the book business.

For more information, copies of The Curse of the Werck Family, Volumes 1 and 2, Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality, details about author Valéria Lopes, please contact Amy Krakow, A.G. Krakow & Associates 212.587-0540 amyk@me.com.






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A New, African-Centered Model Revolutionizes the Match-Making Industry for Black Singles

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Find Black Love gather organizer, elder couple & advisor from cities around East Coast bring hope to million of single seeking Black love & build strong familie

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Find Black Love, a new African-centered event for Black singles, is shaking up the match-making industry and giving hope by connecting hundreds of revolutionary Black singles through dating activities centered on Black/African culture at the full-day event on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Ezra Conference Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We have decided to do something ground-breaking,” says Find Black Love co-organizer, Nataki Kambon, who is from the Washington DC Metro area. “It has been time for a new paradigm in terms of how Black love and relationships are approached, especially for those of us in the Diaspora…for those of us that have that knowledge of self and want to see it reflected in those that we meet, it’s been long overdue,” says Kambon.

Find Black Love was conceived shortly after Kambon returned from attending the Sankofa Journey in Ghana during the Summer of 2018. She returned inspired about her culture but felt frustrated with dating events that either felt too serious or did not have potential partners that shared her values and beliefs. That’s when Kambon set out to create a Black love website that could help those seeking to pursue marriage. After convening Black singles and married elders around the country, Find Black Love’s concept changed from a web-based platform to an in-person event. Pioneering in the match-making industry, the event is purposely gender-balanced, African-centered, and features activities that inspire cultural appreciation, self-love, and positive healing between Black men and Black women.

Kambon is also the spokesperson for Let’s Buy Black 365, a Black economic empowerment movement. Following her example, the curators are pulling off the event with 100% Black-owned companies—from the venue, hotel, caterers, security, printing, and professional services, to the Black-owned media, vendors, and sponsors. “Finding a Black-owned conference center big enough to accommodate an East Coast event this size was the hardest part. From there, it’s been great to see how supportive the businesses have been to help us pull this all together,” says Rene Moore, a co-organizer and native North Carolinian.

To encourage self-love before the event, the organizers are giving registrants a self-improvement guide. It has activities registrants can work on in the months leading up to the big day. “The system of racism/white supremacy mounts a lot on us, and sometimes we take that tension out on each other, so we are starting with healing,” says Kambon. It was that healing that allowed Kambon’s parents, her mother, an African-centered psychologist, and her father, an African history scholar, to maintain their 45-year marriage. “What they put at the heart of their relationship was the understanding that nothing was more important than their family, Black love, and Black liberation,” says Kambon.

So far, registrants are coming from as far north and New York and as far south as Atlanta, Charleston and Miami. The East Coast event is collectively created by 15 people from 8 states and 3countries including Black married elders, Black singles, a psychologist, an educator, a wedding officiant, community leaders and activists, and relationship experts.

“It is only through the development of strong families that we can begin to reestablish our place in the world as African people – our sovereignty, freedom, our liberation. To that end, love is a crucial component to the development of Black families,” says EkundayoEniolapo, an event contributor born and raised in Philadelphia.

Aiming to build long-term monogamous Black unions, Find Black Love will feature a conference, catered dinner, Black Love Gala featuring all-African attire and an after party. At the conference, Black elder couples—that collectively represent over 150 years of Black Love—will offer their relationship wisdom to singles. From there singles will begin to develop connects that will extend beyond the day.

“We hope to create the kind of relationships that lead to Black unions, that lead to Black families, that lead to strong Black communities. That is really the ultimate goal,” says Kambon.

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