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cgpbadgeusccreativeWilliam Nix to serve as Juror and Award Presenter at the Second Annual Raw Film Festival Science Awards

The Raw Science Film Festival Awards Ceremony is being held on December 5, 2015 in the heart of Silicon Beach. The theme is Virtual Reality (VR). It is an opportunity to mingle with winning filmmakers, judges, and entrepreneurs amidst the most cutting edge virtual experiences in science and technology. Prizes are presented to winning filmmakers along with industry awards for theatrically released films. 

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cgpbadgebridgespiesJourneys in Film (JiF) and Participant Media Release Discussion Guide for Bridge of Spies

Although attorney Jim Donovan fails to win the freedom of accused spy Rudolf Abel in court, history presents him with another opportunity. At great personal risk, he goes to Cold War Berlin to negotiate a prisoner exchange for the release of captured U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers. This discussion guide covers the behind-the-scenes history of the Cold War, the U-2 incident, the Berlin Wall, and constitutional issues that should be of concern to all Americans in an era of espionage and surveillance.

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cgpbadgeaustinfilmhartchartVeteran Screenwriter and Producer, James V. Hart, Launches HartChart™ Software at Austin Film Festival 2015

James V. Hart, is the Screenwriter and storyline/concept creator behind such motion pictures as the Stephen Spielberg classic, Hook,  Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Frankenstein, Muppet Treasure Island, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Sahara, August Rush, and Epic. For nearly three decades, Jim has taught master classes at film festivals, institutes and universities throughout the world. He has also been an industry leader and advocate in the Writers Guild of America throughout this time.  He launched the release of the HartChart™ Software at the 2015 Austin Film Festival (, a writer's festival for which the HartChart™ is a sponsor.

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cgpbadgepepeprdinesmallWilliam Nix serving as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Eighteenth Annual Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition

William Nix is serving as an Acting U.S. Supreme Court Justice, for the fifth year in a row, in the Eighteenth Annual Pepperdine School of Law Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, is being held on November 14-15, 2015 at Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. Teams from law schools all across the country argued novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. For more information and to download the competition problem visit: Find Out More

cgpbadgelatc3William Nix an Industry Panelist at the 2015 LATC Los Angeles Immersion Program

Steve Solot, Founder and President of the Latin American Training Center, and CPG Advisory Board Member, along with Kate Lyra, Daniel Dreifuss and Daniel Pisano lead the November 2-7, 2015 global audiovisual industry professionals will have the opportunity to experience an “immersion” into the U.S. audiovisual industry. Through an intensive schedule of meetings, presentations, round tables and networking with film and television executives, consultants, talent agents, entertainment lawyers, each participant in the LATC Immersion Program have access to commercial, legal, marketing, artistic, academic and new media industry executives and exposure to a wide range of aspects of the US audiovisual industry, and an exclusive insider’s tour to selected events access of the American Film Market 2015.

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cgpbadgemalalaJourneys in Film (JiF) and Participant Media Release Discussion Guide for He Named Me Malala

To download the Discussion Guide for He Named Me Malala, a Fox Searchlight, Image Nation, Malala Fund, National Geographic, Participant Media documentary feature film release, please go to Your download will begin immediately. Please look in your download folder. This Discussion Guide gives you the opportunity to continue Malala's work: to learn about the status of girls' education in the world today, to discuss what you have read about girls' education, to explore resources to learn more, and to seek ways to make a change in your own community and in the wider world. For community screenings, panels, and workshops; and college courses and seminars.

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cgpbadgenewrestnycskir"Rest Upon the Wind", a play inspired by the life and times of Kahlil Gibran, author of "The Prophet," showcased in a series of performances in New York on October 3-4, 2015

The theatrical stage play, "Rest Upon the Wind", inspired by Gibran's most famous book, The Prophet, is based on the life and times of Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931). It is being showcased with three shows at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on October 3-4, 2015. Although the Lebanese poet/painter Kahlil Gibran lived over a hundred years ago, his work is still an inspiration around the world today. Rest Upon the Wind has received major acclaim worldwide. Performances of the play have sold out at London's West End, and in Liverpool and Dubai to name only a few of the production runs.

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cgpbadgeprophetani3handJourneys in Film and Participant Media Release Educational Curriculum Guide for Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

To download the Educational Curriculum Guide for Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, please go to enter your email address in the form provided. A new window or tab will open to confirm your subscription to our newsletter. Your download will begin immediately. Please look in your download folder. You will also receive an email with the direct link to your download. First-time subscribers will also receive an email with a link to complete their subscription.

An animated narrative becomes a frame story in which mar­velous and dreamlike animations are embedded. As Mustafa discourses on love, marriage, work, and other major life issues, the child Almitra's imagination soars and the viewer is engaged in fantastical and magical interludes that inter­pret the philosophical messages. Artists from France, Dubai, Poland, Ireland, and the United States directed the animation, each with free rein to interpret and illustrate a poem. The animations, all very different from each other, nevertheless blend seamlessly into the main story. A poem by Kahlil Gibran called “On Teaching,” exhorts teachers to practice humility and chal­lenge us: How do we lead our students to the thresholds of their own minds? This Curriculum Guide will help you achieve that goal by introducing lessons that encourage both critical thinking and creativity.

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cgpbadgepartnerchangeWilliam Nix, Chairman of Creative Projects Group®, has joined the Advisory Board of Partnerships For Change®

Partnerships For Change® is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development through direct humanitarian action, transforming social and economic conditions of underserved communities, globally.

PFC uses a social, economic and environment impact criteria for underserved communities to select projects. The project must satisfy substantial criteria from following questions:

  • Will it economically empower the community?
  • Will it improve the environment?
  • Will it help socially liberate at-risk populations?
  • Will it serve as a demonstration project for replication purposes?
  • Does it foster self-reliance and self-sustainability?
  • Does it empower innovative breakthrough models?
  • Does it serve toward a Tipping Point in that community?

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cgpbadgerossieruscrossierJourneys in Film™ (JiF) Moves Center to USC's Rossier School of Education

Joanne Ashe, Executive Director of Journeys in Film ™(JiF), recently announced the move of JiF from the Annenberg Norman Lear Center to USC's Rossier School of Education, with the relationship being overseen by the recently appointed Katzman/Ernst Chair in Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation, Professor Alan Arkatov. Believing that most of the critical issues that the United States faces today are international in their scope and complexity, and that our abilities as a nation to meet these challenges will be strengthened by a greater understanding of our global interdependence, realigning with USC's School of Education is a natural progression in the evolution of JiF. William Nix, Chairman of Creative Projects Group®, joined the JiF Advisory Board last year. Since that time, he has worked actively with Ms. Ashe, Professor Akatov and Rossier's Dean Gallagher on this transitioning process, as well as assisting with creating new strategic relationships, with Participant Media and other media partners.

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