Gunderson Direct Listed Among Highest-Ranking B2B Service Providers in California

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Gunderson Direct among Best B2B Service Providers in CA

Gunderson Direct is one of the nation's leading direct mail agencies.

Gunderson Direct, an advanced agency partner specializing in direct mail.

Clutch released their list of the Top 500 B2B service providers in California.

For more than 17 years we've provided successful direct marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable names in fintech, insurance, and healthcare.”

— Mike Gunderson

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 30, 2020 / — Gunderson Direct, a full-service direct marketing agency, ranked #161 among the Clutch 2020 B2B Leaders from California.

Clutch, a leading market research firm based in Washington, DC announced its 500 Leader Award winners from California, which represents the best among IT, marketing, and business service providers.

In order to select Leader Award winners, Clutch looks into each company’s industry expertise and ability to deliver. This includes their services offered, social media presence, and brand reputation. For Gunderson Direct, which recently made the prestigious Inc. 5000 List, this recognition confirms the agency's leadership in the direct marketing industry.

“There’s really no two ways about it — California’s best blow everyone else out of the water,” commented Clutch Senior Customer Experience Analyst Carter Meetze. “Every year, we see new business service providers pop up around the country and are forced to wonder if it will finally be the year that California surrenders its spot as number one. Spoiler alert: we’re still waiting."

"For more than 17 years we've provided successful direct marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable names in fintech, insurance, and healthcare," says Founder of Gunderson Direct, Mike Gunderson. "Ranking among the top B2B service providers in California speaks volumes about our team and their dedication to our clients."

About Gunderson Direct
Gunderson Direct, an industry-leading full service direct marketing agency, is located in the SF Bay Area. Having mailed over a billion packages in their 17-year history, Gunderson Direct has the experience to know what works. Clients depend on the agency to develop direct marketing strategies, for list and data services, execution of creative and content, and full DM production.
To see what they can do for your business, visit

About Clutch
Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing, and business service providers. Each month, over half a million buyers and sellers of services use the Clutch platform, and the user base is growing over 50% a year. Clutch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. and has been listed as a top 50 startup by LinkedIn.

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ShowStoppers® TV introduces Taiwan tech — wearable air purifier, car karaoke & robots against Covid

AUSTIN, TX, USA, September 30, 2020 / — Today’s online broadcast of ShowStoppers® TV,, introduced the world’s smallest and only wearable air purifier for kids, karaoke tech for singing in the car, and robots against Covid.

Streaming live, the episode connected four winners of the Taiwan Excellence Awards with tech and tools for work, home and play to technology and business journalists around the globe:

Carkit AI, – the first car karaoke system with a hands-free, long-range mic that allows drivers and passengers to sing together while socially distancing – with an intuitive, fast, natural, versatile voice assistant that supports Siri and Google Assistant.
• Ible Technology, – the world’s smallest and only wearable air purifier, designed to reduce exposure to pollutants and pollens for kids ages 3 to 10.
• New Era AI Robotic, – smart healthcare solutions for the Covid-19 era — five smart robots that among other things use ultraviolet light to disinfect public areas; protect nurses from infection by talking with patients; and use thermal cameras and facial recognition to detect infections in public spaces.
• QNAP, – a human-centered service robot, KoiBot, that harnesses voice control, facial recognition and real-time translation to reduce physical contact in distance learning, smart healthcare, epidemic prevention, video conferencing and other applications.

The broadcast episodes are online editions of the in-person press events that ShowStoppers organizes at CES, IFA, Mobile World Congress, CEATEC, NAB Show and other tradeshows around the world – the first series of showcase events streaming on the digital screen as a new platform for multiple companies to launch products and services, meet the press, and generate coverage.

Today’s episode of ShowStoppers TV was moderated by Nicole Scott, editor of Scott is “a technology journalist with a passion for the future of mobility. It started with the Netbook and how it changed the way we worked and has evolved to include how technology is changing the way we move. She was based in Taiwan for a decade. A year ago she moved to Germany to be closer to the automotive industry and European mobility scene. She publishes in English and German.”

About ShowStoppers

ShowStoppers TV premiered 2 Apr. 2020 and is a new online broadcast edition of the industry-leading in-person events that ShowStoppers produces around the world.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets.

ShowStoppers produces official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with MWC and CEATEC; and produces events during CES and other tradeshows.

To demo your new tech and meet the press at ShowStoppers press events online at ShowStoppers TV and in-person around the world, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068.

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Muvi Billing Allows Users to Integrate Their Preferred Payment Gateway

Muvi Billing - Automatic SaaS and Subscription Billing & Payment System

NEW YORK, US, September 30, 2020 / — Muvi Billing, the leading subscription management platform in its latest release, has announced a feature that lets users integrate their choice of payment gateways to handle the unique requirements of one-time payment & recurring billing. For the uninitiated, Muvi Billing, introduced earlier this year, gained instant attention during its release for its comprehensive 17+ payment gateway support, the highest in the SaaS billing space.

With this feature, users can either request the Muvi Billing team to add their preferred gateway partner to the billing engine or can have their in-house IT team to integrate, cutting development cost.

“Back in February, when we released Muvi Billing, our initial customers were instrumental in making us understand the operational challenges,” says Saurabh Dey, Head of Marketing, Muvi. “Today, our customers can completely automate their operational side of billing management such as trial management, freemium, subscription, scheduling, auto-execution of billing logic, collections, invoicing, discounting, taxation, detailed reporting of performance metrics, and more securely in an enterprise setup,” adds Dey.

Muvi Billing has been the first choice among SMBs for providing powerful features at one base price. Features such as multi-currency & multi-language support, carrier billing options save businesses from costly integrations.

Muvi Billing, like Muvi's other trademark OTT solutions, is instantly deployable and available for "an all feature access" 14-Day Free Trial.

About Muvi:

Muvi LLC is a prominent product-based SaaS company based out of New York. The company provides a cloud-hosted streaming platform and end-to-end solutions for video/audio content owners, broadcasters, TV networks, and content aggregators to launch their own-branded, multi-screen, multi-format OTT streaming service such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, Deezer, etc. that can offer both Live & On-Demand content and be delivered across Web, Mobile, and TV instantly.

The company has gained international recognition in the audio/video streaming space and is trusted by 350+ clients in over 50 countries across territories including North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

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Source: EIN Presswire announces Epsilon’s participation in Nitrogen Features Marketplace

We are very excited to be one of the first providers to support feature data availability on the Nitrogen platform.”

— Stacey Hawes, President, Data Offerings at Epsilon

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 / —, a global leader in cloud-based data science platforms, today announces Epsilon’s participation in the Nitrogen Features Marketplace, a service that makes it easy for data scientists and analysts to find, evaluate, subscribe to, and use external data features in a friction free manner. Nitrogen marketplace users now have access to Epsilon proprietary data using the Nitrogen platform which allows users to acquire only those features of interest to them – rather than needing to access entire datasets. The availability of Epsilon’s aggregated consumer data, including a national consumer marketing file and a comprehensive transactional database enables data scientists to improve analytic and model outcomes.

Epsilon’s proprietary data includes:

• Over 400 features extracted from the Consumer Data Insights – Premium consumer marketing file, with vast attributes, which helps clients to quickly identify the insights, needed to address critical business questions.

• Over 1,900 features extracted from the Consumer Data Insights – Platinum non-cash transactional database, which offers exclusive access to a multi-sourced transactional dataset capturing $1.4T of aggregated consumer spend across hundreds of leading merchants. This database helps clients target valuable customers and learn what they spend with them and their top competitors.

“We are very excited to be one of the first providers to support feature data availability on the Nitrogen platform. We are looking forward to helping clients increase the value of their models and analytic use cases by tapping into even deeper insights with the addition of our data.” says Stacey Hawes, President, Data Offerings at Epsilon.

Through the Nitrogen platform users can quickly search for, discover and choose their subscriptions from more than 117,000 features across an increasing number of data providers including Epsilon. These providers include a wide range and increasing number of commercial sources as well as open, public data sources which are brought together into a single platform, finally making the process of accessing external data efficient enough to truly explore data features that were often simply too difficult to consider. By making this process smooth and rapid, data scientists are able to expand the range of external data they consider for models thereby enhancing analytic outcomes.

The Nitrogen Marketplace creates a secure and transparent channel for data providers and data scientists to connect, permitting both sides of the data market to discover new opportunities to help their business grow.

“Since 2017, we’ve worked to bring together the most robust set of data features available, with a toolset permitting friction-free access to valuable external features data.” said Doug Grimsted CEO for “Bringing Epsilon’s data onto the platform is another milestone in Nitrogen’s continuing efforts to be the go-to source to satisfy data scientist’s ever growing appetite for external features.”

About Epsilon

Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. We enable marketing that’s built on proof, not promises. Through Epsilon PeopleCloud, the marketing platform for personalizing consumer journeys with performance transparency, Epsilon helps marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Powered by CORE ID®, the most accurate and stable identity management platform representing 200+ million people, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI. With more than 50 years of experience in personalization and performance working with the world’s top brands, agencies and publishers, Epsilon is a trusted partner leading CRM, digital media, loyalty and email programs. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with over 8,000 employees in over 40 offices around the world. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at @EpsilonMktg.

About is creating the world's largest data science features marketplace – a platform created for heads of analytics, Chief Data Officers and data scientists, enabling the discovery and evaluation of tens of thousands of external features across myriad datasets. Our platform meets the need for friction-free feature discovery and acquisition complete with search and analytic tools that quickly identify candidate features to improve model accuracy and analytic outcomes. Selected features are automatically combined for purchase on a one time and/or ongoing subscription basis. Data Science teams/advanced analytic groups can gain access and more information by visiting

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Mask Up In Style with timeless stylish masks which celebrate diverse fashion cultures from around the world.

Our unique face masks collection celebrating the diverse fashion cultures from around the world

Make wearing a face mask a Fashion Statement.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 30, 2020 / — Make wearing a face-mask a fashion statement. We've created a simple yet beautiful collection of timeless stylish protective masks that celebrate diverse fashion cultures from around the world. We have created these masks with you in mind. Our protective masks are made of 2 layers of 100% Organic Cotton.
They are easily adaptable to different sizes with adjustable straps and it includes a hidden, integrated metal nosepiece to ensure a snug fit, so your glasses won’t get damped.

Each mask comes with layered PM2.5 activated carbon filters with two layers of melt-blown polypropylene. Filters should be replaced every 7 days. Our sizes fit adults and kids ages 3 and up.

For orders in volume (anything over 10 pieces), contact us directly at

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The 35 Top Food Franchises for 2020, According to Franchise Business Owners

Cover of 2020 Top Food Franchises Guide

Guide to Today’s Top Food and Beverage Franchises

Franchise Business Review’s Independent Research Identifies the Best Food and Beverage Franchises to Own in 2020.

Now, more than ever, prospective franchisees must do their due diligence and compare opportunities side-by-side.”

— Michelle Rowan, President & COO, Franchise Business Review

PORTSMOUTH, NH, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 / — Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm serving the franchise sector, has announced the Top Food and Beverage Franchises of 2020. Despite the challenges facing the restaurant industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these award-winning brands ranked high in owner satisfaction by the franchisees who own and operate them.

Franchise Business Review provides ratings of franchise opportunities based solely on survey research that measures franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year recognizing the top franchises in specific sectors.

To identify this year’s list of top food and beverage franchises, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from over 4,300 franchise owners representing 100 franchise brands in the food sector. The companies on the list received the highest ratings from their franchisees in an independent satisfaction survey, which covers financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values, general satisfaction, and the franchisee community.

“Many food and beverage franchises suffered when COVID hit, but as the sector begins to recover there are opportunities out there for franchise buyers to be successful – if they choose a brand wisely. Now, more than ever, prospective franchisees must do their due diligence and compare opportunities side-by-side,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “Carefully considering feedback from current franchise owners as well as independent third-party rankings and reviews can aid in your decision making. The 35 award-winning food brands that made the list of Top Food and Beverage Franchises were lauded for their strong leadership, open communication, and ability to work WITH franchisees to navigate all the challenges thrown at them this year.”

The full list of the 2020 Top Food and Beverage Franchises is available at:

Research on the 2021 overall Top Franchises is now underway. Franchisors who are interested in participating should visit:


About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit

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SEC Receives Complaints From 432 Investors Filed Against Hycroft Mining Holding Corp HYMC And Former CFO Stephen Jones

This 29 chapter book was sent to the SEC on September 21, 2020 and is now available for download by the public. The must see table of contents is found at the bottom of this news release.

This 29 chapter book was sent to the SEC on September 21, 2020 and is now available for download by the public. The must see table of contents is found at the bottom of this news release.

Investors were left with no choice but to compile a 29 chapter book exposing all to the SEC about management's vile step by step plan to wipe out shareholders.

With the recent resignations of Randy Buffington, CEO, and Stephen Jones, CFO, it begs the question: did they exit their positions to escape the coming spotlight?”

— Warrant Holders Group

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 / — On Monday, September 21, 2020 a complaint was received at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealing the mistreatment of Hycroft investors, specifically the Warrant Holders Group, HYCTW, currently HYMCZ, the previous Allied Nevada Gold Corp shareholders, claiming that among other wrongdoings, Hycroft was acting in bad faith when the company originally issued the approximately 12.7M Seller Warrants back in March of 2015 with Stephen M. Jones being responsible for the recent actions unjustly taken against warrant holders that if not restored will cause investors to lose over $608 million dollars.

The complaint states that the bankruptcy court documents allow warrant holders the right to purchase up to 17.5% of the new common stock with all anti-dilution protections and that Hycroft has not honored the contract. Included are a list of wrongdoings, of which #1 and #3 reveal that Hycroft, as of today, has allocated only 3.6%, just a tiny fraction of the total percentage granted by the bankruptcy proceedings.

The complaint goes on to state that when Hycroft filed for bankruptcy the company offered no relief to shareholders, attempting to wipe out investors' entire capital under the protections of the bankruptcy laws in one single blow, with investors having to fight back in order to receive warrants.
Warrant holders have been patiently waiting for five years to receive this relief and now that Hycroft has been acquired investors find management yet again dealing with them in bad faith.

Investors are now being told to hand over even more capital and to the same individuals responsible for extinguishing their prior shares, being told that in order to receive a single share investors must pay a blatantly outrageous strike price of $44.82 and give up 3.96 warrants, wiping out approximately 75% of all warrants and leaving investors over $30 out-of-the-money, effectively deeming their $608 million dollar investment worthless.

The total amount extra equates to a massive $143M (3,210,213 shares * 44.82 strike price = $143,881,746). For this same, $44.82, that gives investors the right to receive only one share, the public can currently purchase on the open market about four HYMC shares, an outright insult to investors.

It goes on to say that warrant holders should actually be receiving the majority of the stake in the company going forward, or at least a strike price of $0 and a warrant to share ratio of 1:1 because they are the class who bought all of its assets, including the mill components, with the last of the public offerings being announced just 3 months prior to the bankruptcy.

The complaint also explains several other shady dealings with it’s investors revealing that Hycroft management was against shareholders even prior to filing for bankruptcy as evidenced by writing off $430 million dollars in mill expansion impairments and then justifying this write off by claiming that the company was not going to expand the mine, when just 11 working days before announcing the bankruptcy, the company was found to apply for expansion permits to the Division of Environmental Protection, requiring that this $430 million dollar write-off be credited back to shareholders but never was.

Warrant holders can not help but question, “How is it possible that the group of investors who raised the most money would be allocated the fewest number of shares, just 3.2 million out of 87.5M total, with the highest strike price and be forced to give up the most warrants to receive a single share far out-of-the-money, when in comparison, new investors, who invested much less, received a much lower strike price, currently profitable, with a warrant to share conversion of 1:1?” The latter of which already had its assets previously paid for by the warrant holders who ironically currently hold worthless investments.

Will the newly appointed President, CEO & Director Diane R. Garrett, be the first president of Hycroft to finally do what is right without investors having to fight back or will she too follow in the footsteps of her predecessors?

The recently published 29 chapter book, outlined in Wrongdoing #4 of the SEC complaint, reveals, step by step, management’s entire plan from the beginning to wipe out shareholders, including the parties involved, why they specifically sought out Stephen Jones for CFO and not someone else, why bondholders came into the picture exactly when they did, and much more. This information is hardly believable but is all documented and date stamped for the reader to verify.

The information in this book proves, without a doubt, that the Hycroft mine belongs entirely to warrant holders and therefore, investors should be holding shares, not worthless warrants. The book, prepared specifically for the SEC, titled, “Management’s Step By Step Plan to Take the Hycroft Mine From Shareholders”, is now available for download from any of the following four servers:

The must see table of contents is found at the bottom of this news release. | |

If the company does not proactively resolve this matter in a timely manner, all HYCTW warrant holders, currently HYMCZ as of September, 1st, 2020, are encouraged to do what is necessary, using all evidence in the above mentioned book, to force Hycroft to provide relief to warrant holders, pursuing by law, including and up to criminal charges pressed against the board of directors, both current and former management, along with the Allied Nevada bondholders, the three offshore hedge funds, and the one limited partnership that used the illegal offering of 21.5 million shares to cover their short positions.

Warrant holders are requested to not accept any settlement offers and investors are requested to not purchase HYMC shares until this matter is resolved.

If you are a HYMCZ warrant holder you are encouraged to:

1. Join the bulk email list to receive the latest updates.

2. Add yourself to the current SEC complaint with 432 other investors.

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Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing Market to Reach 10.2% CAGR an Hit $854.8 Mn by 2026

Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing Market

Continuous manufacturing is an advanced manufacturing approach with the potential to improve quality and consistency of medications with lower cost.

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, September 30, 2020 / — Rise in government support for continuous manufacturing adoption and increase in adoption of pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing systems fuel the growth of the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing market.

"Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing Market by Product (Integrated Continuous Systems, Semicontinuous Systems, and Control & Software), Application (Final Drug Product Manufacturing and API Manufacturing), and End User (Pharmaceutical Companies, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026." According to the report, the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing industry was valued at $393.0 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $854.8 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 10.2% from 2019 to 2026.

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Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing Market Competitive Analysis:

Leading market players Bosch Packaging Technology, Coperion GmbH, GEA Group AG, Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH, Glatt GmbH, Hosokawa Micron Corporation, Korsch AG, L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH, Munson Machinery Company, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Provided in this report. These players have adopted various strategies including expansions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, new product launches, and collaborations to gain a strong position in the industry.

Drivers, restraints, and opportunities:

Rise in government support for continuous manufacturing adoption and increase in adoption of pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing systems fuel the growth of the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing market. However, poor demand from underdeveloped countries hinders the market growth. On the other hand, untapped potential from emerging countries create number of opportunities in the industry.

The integrated continuous systems segment to maintain its lead position during the forecast period:

Based on product, the integrated continuous systems segment contributed more than two-thirds of the total share of the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing market in 2018, and is expected to maintain its lead position during the forecast period. Moreover, this segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 11.0% from 2019 to 2026. This is due to surge in adoption of integrated continuous manufacturing (ICM) process over the existing drug manufacturing processes, technological advancements, and availability of ICM systems. The research also analyzes the segment including semi-continuous systems and control or software.

The final drug product manufacturing segment to maintain its dominance in terms of revenue by 2026:

Based on application, the final drug product manufacturing segment held the highest market share of the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing market, contributing to nearly two-thirds of the total market share in 2018, and is expected to maintain its dominance in terms of revenue during the forecast period. This is due to surge in adoption of continuous manufacturing systems for production of final drugs, rise in number of pharmaceutical companies, and innovations in healthcare infrastructure. However, the API manufacturing segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 11.7% from 2019 to 2026. This is due to rise in number of approved drugs produced by continuous processes.

North America to lead in terms of revenue during the forecast period:

Based on region, North America accounted for the largest market share in terms of revenue, contributing to more than one-third of the global pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing market in 2018, and is projected to lead in terms of revenue during the forecast period. This is due to presence of well-established infrastructure of the pharmaceutical industry, high adoption of advanced technologies, and wide availability of advanced pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing systems. However, Asia-Pacific is estimated to maintain the highest CAGR of 11.5% from 2019 to 2026, owing to growth in awareness regarding advanced pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing systems, surge in number of pharmaceutical companies, and increase in demand for continuous manufacturing systems in the region.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for the 48th Annie Awards™ Juried Awards

The Winsor McCay Awards are our highest honors and were the only awards granted for the first several years. Other juried categories have been added, which has not diminished their significance.”

— Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards Executive Producer

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BURBANK, Calif. (September 30, 2020) – ASIFA-Hollywood announced today that it
will begin accepting recommendations for this year’s Juried Award nominations honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Applications may be submitted now through Saturday, October 31 via email at or mailed to the ASIFA-Hollywood offices at 2114 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. The Juried Award recipients will be honored during the 48th Annie Awards™ set for Friday, April 16, 2021.

The Board of Directors of ASIFA-Hollywood shall select by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, for each of the Juried Award categories listed below. At its discretion, the Board of Directors may elect not to give an award in any category.

“The Winsor McCay Awards are our highest honors. In fact, they were the first Annies ever given and were the only awards granted for the first several years,” remarked Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards executive producer. “Other juried categories have been added over time, which has not diminished their significance. On the contrary, the juried categories have grown into a most important and significant part of each year's honors.”

Juried Award Categories:

• Winsor McCay Award in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound technical influence, music, education, or for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation;

• June Foray Award to an individual who has made a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation;

• Ub Iwerks Award to an individual or company for a technical advancement that has made a significant impact on the art or industry of animation;

• Special Achievement Award may be given to an individual, individuals or a company for unique and significant achievement made between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, not recognized by other Annie Award categories.

• Certificate of Merit to an individual or organization for current service to the art, craft, and industry of animation.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, and in whose name the philanthropic June Foray Award was established, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it.

Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.

For up-to-the minute details and information on the 48th Annie Awards™, please visit For information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit


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APTech Announces ICC DevCon 2020: The Future of Color Management

ICC Devcon 2020 The Future of Color Management

ICC Devcon 2020 The Future of Color Management

RESTON, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 / — Reston, VA (September 30, 2020) —The Association for PRINT Technologies, (APTech) announces ICC DevCon 2020, the International Color Consortium Developers Conference will be held on-line as a series of six webinars during November 2020 and January 2021. DevCon2020 will include talks from international researchers, presentations from ICC members on implementing advanced colour management solutions, and an extended hands-on workshop on using iccMAX.

With the publication in 2019 of ISO 20677, ICC's next generation colour management architecture, the stage is set for a major rethink of colour management. In response to new hardware technology and new user requirements, researchers and developers have been working on colour management solutions that aim to quantify and reproduce visual appearance beyond the diffuse, 2D colorimetry supported in ICC v4. New developments are arising in the measurement and modelling of appearance, in lighting and display technology, the production of complex gonio-chromatic surface effects, combined with a move towards colour matching for individual observers instead of a 'one colour fits all' approach.

ICC DevCon 2020 will focus on these new and emerging developments and how they can be implemented in a colour managed workflow. ICC invites presentations on recent work on topics including HDR imaging, BRDF (and other directional models of appearance), colorimetric observers and illuminants, measurement and modelling of appearance, the reproduction of complex surface properties such as gonio-chromatism, fluorescence and texture. It will also focus on key application areas of the future, such as multi-colour 2D and 3D printing, cultural heritage, and web and broadcast imaging.

Participants will learn about:
● the latest research in advanced colour management topics
● recent implementations of advanced solutions in iccMAX
● how to use iccMAX in your own projects

“With this essential event held just once every two years, ICC DevCon 2020 offers attendees a tremendous opportunity to learn the very latest solutions in color management from the experts—experienced developers and users in the imaging, printing and publishing color community,” says APTech President Thayer Long. “Most importantly, in addition to the new knowledge they gain, attendees will be able help to grow their businesses armed with the skills to work more efficiently and productively,” he continued.

For complete information about ICC DevCon 2020, and to register, visit:

For a detailed listing of the event, please visit:

About the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)
APTech provides a forum to inspire the development of new and valuable print products. We educate, provide market research, and foster collaboration between those who create and those who make. We are the industry association that is focused entirely on the future of print. Our members are the creative minds that love to innovate, and the leaders who stand ready to build the future. We facilitate the evolution of physical experiences in our increasingly digital lives. For complete information about the association, its programs, and its member companies, visit or phone: 703.264.7200.

About the International Color Consortium (ICC)
The ICC is an organization established for the purpose of creating, promoting, and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The work of the ICC shall be made available to the public and encouraged for adoption by all relevant suppliers of the “color” industry. Where appropriate, ICC documents will be forwarded to national and international standards organizations. For complete information about the ICC, visit: or

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