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Emmy Winner Shawne Duperon on Project Forgive

Shawne Duperon Six Time Emmy Winner Talks to Us About Project Forgive.

Go see the video right now!! come back and listen After! [Click Here]

I recently read a great book (which I will share with you in a future interview) about forgiveness that really shook me and helped me to understand, the journey I have been on and continue to be on.

The journey I am referring to is the one where I was once filled self loathing due to my low self esteem, that I projected on everyone else which led to me sabotaging myself with very destructive behavior.

The book talked not about forgiving others, but forgiving yourself first. Wow, to some this is a no duh moment, but to me, it finally made forgiveness make some sense.

I am not done, but am so far ahead of where I was as I now embrace past abuse from others and to myself as the building blocks to finding love and gratitude. I can finally say I really like myself and am getting more comfortable in my own skin every day.

So when I saw Project Forgive I had to get in touch with Shawne to see if she would talk to me and she called me within a couple of days. Shawne is an incredible person and I am so excited she has been placed, along with this wonderful project, in my path. – JW

Shawne DuperonShawne Duperon

Producer ShawneTV

This six-time EMMY® Award winner has been in the television business for nearly 20 years. She has taught thousands how to communicate as leaders through powerful networking, social media and exquisite media interviewing skills. She themes her trainings around love, fear, and forgiveness and works with corporations, entrepreneurs, universities and government agencies all over the world. Her story of overcoming child sexual abuse has inspired thousands.

She’s collaborated with many best-selling authors and has replaced Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company when she spoke at the Department of Defense. She has interviewed most of our recent US presidents and has filmed hundreds of celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Yo Yo Ma, Senator John McCain and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ve watched her on national networks such as CBS’ “The Early Show” and have seen her featured in newspapers such as “USA Today,” “The Washington Post” and “The Chicago Tribune”.

One of her personal passions is the work she does with multicultural groups to help delete media stereotypes through strategic communication.

Shawne is currently a PhD candidate, creating leading-edge research on the relationship between mass media and gossip (yes, gossip!). Her message: knowing how to create and navigate communication skills as a leader is the secret to unlimited marketing and personal power.

Scott Rosenfelt Producer Scott Rosenfelt

Scott Rosenfelt is one of Hollywood’s most successful independent producers. On the strength of such films as “Smoke Signals”, “Home Alone”, “Mystic Pizza”, “Teen Wolf” and “Extremities”, Scott has garnered international acclaim and recognition.
As director and producer, his documentary, “Standing Silent”, recently had World Premiere’s at film festivals across the globe.
Home Alone is the highest grossing live action comedy of all time, generating over $1 billion worldwide. Another of his films, “Smoke Signals” was a top winner at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.”Mystic Pizza” launched the career of Julia Roberts and went on to critical and commercial success, while Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox, is one of the highest grossing independent films of all time.”Extremities”, starring Farrah Fawcett, garnered international, critical and commercial acclaim as well.
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Project Forgive

Over a six-to-eight month period, our team will develop the film Project: Forgive.  Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for you,  the backers, to see.

We will document the creative process and release monthly video updates exclusively to Kickstarter backers. This documentary series will strive to make you as much a part of the film process as possible by showing the film creation from start to finish, with all the passion, humor, and heartbreak that happens along the way.  We’re committed to total transparency with this project, ensuring it is one of the most honest depictions of film making ever conceived.

There will be a private online community set up for the backers to discuss the project with us and submit your thoughts and feelings about the film’s content and direction, sometimes even voting on decisions when the production team can’t decide.  We’ll also be choosing stories from you to highlight in the film, along with the eventual DVD’s and books. Once the film is finished, backers will receive the completed version for download.

For fans of documentaries that promote global conversations, this is your chance to prove there is still a large demand out there for a unique film experience that inspires forgiveness and love, something the world is craving.

Today Gary, who lost his family, says…

“I have never felt so loved. I feel more blessed
than any person should be.”

— Gary Weinstein


Actress Carole Wells On Her Career and New Children’s Book Amberella

Carole WellsActress Carole Wells talks candidly about her astounding Hollywood career and about her new children’s book

Event: Carole will be at the los angeles book fair april 22nd where you can meet her and get a copy of her book. – More details below…..

Carole WellsCarol Wells

Carole started working in television and motion pictures at the age of 12.

Her first commercial was Dial Soap, then cast on the Eddie Fisher Coke Time. She played a young “Lizzy” in her first film by the same name.

She continued to co-star in most of the television shows in the late fifties, sixties and seventies. She co-stared in the TV series “National Velvet” and “Pistols and “Petticoats.” She has made over one hundred television shows, both live and taped. She co-starred in ten motion pictures. Her last was “Funny Lady” with Barbra Streisand.

Carole is a coloratura soprano having performed opera and light opera all over the US stages and in many other countries. Carole is concert pianist, loves writing music and has written several books and poetry.

She taught writing classes at UCLA. Carole has always been interested in medicine and studied metaphysics and healing.

Her passion is traveling and meeting people of all cultures and their techniques of healing. Carole went to Hollywood High School and is active in the Hollywood High Alumni Assoc where she is the Vice President and curator of the HHSCelebrity Museum She majored in English and Music attended USC and UCLA and UCSB.

She has been involved with many charities helping children for forty years. She was president of Las Floristas and won twice the Humanitatian Award from Los Angeles. She has three sons, one daughter and five grandchildren.

Carole wrote Amberella to help young people learn how to be confident and use their power. So many young people have responsibilities beyond their years as she did.

Carole filmed over a hundred television shows, ten motion pictures, and traveled all over the world singing in theaters. In the process she learned it was important to respect, listen to older people, get as much education as possible, travel abroad, and study languages.

The Dalai Lama has said, “Visualize your desire 1,000 times and it will be manifested.”

Carole has an unshakable belief in God and studied many different religions for ten years including Kriya Yoga. She learned that everything is possible, and dared to live her dream!

Carole Wells with Barbara StreisandShe has spent a major part of her adult life in the service of others, working mainly for physically disabled and emotionally challenged children. Being a musician, she studied sound therapy, and introduced the voice-activated technology to the University of Southern California School of Medicine. This new technology gave mobility to thousands of paralyzed children. As president of the Las Floristas charity, she was able to help raise money to build the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Therapy at Rancho Los Amigos in Southern California. In 1972 Carole worked with Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Refer Johnson and Jan Sarnoff hosting the Special Olympics at UCLA.

During and after the Vietnam War, Carole sang and entertained paraplegic soldiers each month—traveling to the Veterans Hospitals in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles. Both the City and County of Los Angeles honored her with their Humanitarian Awards in 1984. Carole has been active in politics and has given speeches for two United States presidents and two senators.

At the age of thirty, having it all, her handsome husband from the famous Southern California oil family, Larry Doheny died suddenly leaving her with two small baby boys. It changed her life. She learned that the important thing isn’t what happens to us; it is how we deal with what happens! As a single parent, she reared her four children to be an example of unconditional love and do no harm to others.

Carole is happiest spending time with her children, five grand children and friends. She loves swimming, playing the piano and singing. Her secret passions are her love for thoroughbred horseracing and watching good movies. Carole is completing a book about my jet set life in the sixties, Doheny Drive, her memoirs, Life After Being Hijacked by Japanese Red Army, and The Girls From Hollywood High. For more information go to Carole Wells.com

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book Amberella Carole WellsThe Book

Amberella, an Action Adventure Fantasy Amberella is an action adventure story of a little princess searching to find her mother. She travels through different exotic lands experiencing frightening and funny encounters. The Queens from different enchanting lands teach her wisdom, respect and secret guide lines to prepare her for her future.

She learns from different animals how to communicate and respect all living creatures. Many children have responsibilities beyond their years.

Amberella is a fantasy to help children cope with adult problems by learning that the Laws of the Universe can make them stronger and more successful.

Amberella demonstrates how to believe in one’s self and dare to live one’s dreams. Critics are saying that Amberella is not only for children, but a book for all ages!

Get a significant savings by purchasing this book from AuthorHouse.


Los Angeles Book Fair at USC

Join us at USC for the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Dates & Location

April 21-22, 2012
Sat 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun 10 AM – 5 PM

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at:
University of Southern California
Click here for map.
To locate USC on Yahoo! Maps or similar mapping software, you may use the intersection of Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Tickets & Admission

General attendance is free!
For information on attending, see our Attendee FAQ.


Parking at the USC campus will be $10.
Please go to the Getting There page for a detailed map.
Make sure to follow the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Twitter and Facebook for live traffic and parking updates!

We asked Southern Californians why they love to read.
Watch our video to hear what they said.


Featuring (in order of appearance):
Veronica Pacheco – favorite author: Jane Austen
Marguerita and Dylan Drew – enjoying books together since 2007
Tyler Wilson – owner, Wurstküche restaurant
Nassim Navi – Festival of Books attendee since 2006
Rebecca Keegan – Los Angeles Times film writer
David Kang – Professor and Director, USC Korean Studies Institute

Interview With Benjamin Allen and Aggie Kobrin About ~The Truth Behind the Curtain~

Truth Behind The Curtain

A Story About  Cons, Scams and Influence Peddlers in the Seminar Industry

Writer Benjamin Scott Allen and event producer Aggie Kobrin come together to bring you Mega Motivation Gurus And the Moment of Truth.

New Crowd Funding Site for Truth Behind the Curtain [CLICK HERE]

Mega Motivation Gurus And the Moment of Truth a The Truth Behind The Curtain production, is a short eBook about Mary, a feisty events coordinator at the wake of an old and dear friend Frank.

Frank is a well respected motivational speaker, so everyone and anyone that is huge in the industry is at this affair to honor Frank.

This is Mary’s story of what she has seen going on behind the scenes at all the various events she has produced and worked on.

benjamin scott allenTHE AUTHOR

Benjamin Allen has worked in both the non-profit and corporate worlds until going into full-time writing and public speaking. In the non-profit world Benjamin utilized his skills in grief counseling for the terminally ill and their caregivers.

In the corporate world he was the Director of Training for a sales company.  He has delivered keynotes to thousands of people on topics relating to grief, personal growth and conscious business and is the author of his non-fiction journey through grief, Out of the Ashes.

He has also written two novels, Under the Sun and The Leveler. Benjamin can be found at www.BenjaminScottAllen.com or www.truthbehindthecurtain.com/blog.

Several years ago Benjamin appeared extensively in the media beginning with the New York Times, Dateline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20 and various local newspapers, especially The Dallas Morning News.

His story also featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The subject matter focused on the tragic circumstances his family endured. His wife received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV during the birth of their first child. Consequently, his wife and their two children died, the first being in 1985 and the last death was in 1995.  His book Out of the Ashes details that journey.


Aggie Kobrin - Truth Behind the Curtain

Aggie Kobrin

Aggie Kobrin Founder of CEC Global Events and Off Hollywood Media is engaged in producing seminars, conferences and events of all sizes as well as providing advisory, consulting, resource and film distribution services to Hollywood elite and to the new breed of independent film makers. Now 70% of the film making industry.

Is Mary Aggie?? No, but she easily could be.  Aggie is certainly feisty and is one of the best known events organizers in Los Angeles and nationally. Name a guru, motivational speaker, trainer, celebrity speaker etc etc… and Aggie has worked with them, booked them or organized one or more of their events. Who better to work with Benjamin then Aggie to make this a rock solid portrayal of the industry while keeping it funny and compelling.

I got a rare chance, and believe me getting Aggie to sit still for a minute is not an easy task, to interview both Aggie and the Benjamin at two different times. Aggie I caught at her home south of Los Angeles and Benjamin I caught up with his wife Rachel Flower at their home in beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Two great interviews to get whether or not a book is the catalyst, so you really need to listen to them.


Benjamin gets deeply into the characters of the different motivational gurus at the wake and weaves a humorous yet serious look at the way con men think and play the game.

He shows the good side of people and the bad side, the funny side and not so funny side of greed, narcissism, sociopathic and non empathetic behavior that will lead someone to lie to you and cheat you and call it a win win.

If you have ever been scammed or conned you will want to read this story. If you are looking for a way out of your current situation then you need to read this book. If you are in any line of business or are out in the public day to day, you probably need to read this.

We all need to know how to go into any situation with our eyes open to incredible opportunity and to the frightening about of deception there is out there, just waiting for it’s next victim.

Go watch the short video that explains the book and pick up a copy. At 33 pages you will read it in a flash, but the fun does not stop there…..


The Truth Behind the Curtain is not the book title it is the movement Aggie Kobrin is propelling with the book. Watch the video below and she will explain it to you.

It is Aggie’s dream and passion to make sure that no one gets scammed or conned. In any business or industry. She has started a movement and you will have a chance to get in on the ground floor.

Aggie wants your story. That is right. She wants you to send her your stories of the times you have been scammed. She wants to build a movement to help educate the masses and take away the tools of the professional con.

She wants to help expose the cons that have gone on for so many years and help empower the masses so that we do not fall prey to those that would misguide us for their own selfish purposes.

Here is a video of Aggie talking about Truth Behind the Curtain.


What is Your Favorite Motivational or Inspiring Quote?

Using the power of Social Media to have some fun, I recently posted this question via LinkedIn and Facebook. Here are some of the replies…

Please leave yours as a comment.

First the Original Post:

What is Your Favorite Motivational Quote?

I have two favorites I will share…

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

You can hear our interview with Marianne by following this link: http://networkingfools.com/thelegacyshow/marianne-williamson-at-the-womens-braveheart-awards/


JW Najarian

In the shadows, one remembers light. – Alice Shapiro

Don’t tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass. – Anton Chekhov
Posted by Alice Shapiro

“You will become as great as your dominant aspiration…
If you cherish a vision, a lofty ideal in your heart, you will realize it.” – James Allen

“We are powerfully creative beings.
When we focus our conscious mind on a dream or goal,
our limitless subconscious mind gets to work,
and shows us, step by step, how to reach that goal.” – Marc Allen
Posted by Joseph McCormack

“What would you do in life if you knew it was impossible to fail?”  – Brian Tracy
Posted by Oliver Gray Jr.

The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is open. – Frank Zappa

I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams
Posted by Mark Burgunder

It is Better to Light one Candle Than to Curse the Darkness.. Adlai Stevenson
Posted by Beatrice Vanaja

Relinquish power to get power” by a. Ghandhy and
Inner happiness is the foundation of wholesome success “by r. Talisman
Posted by Rozhy Telisman

“Tomorrow is another day”…Scarlett O’Hara in G.W.T.W.
Posted by Charles Helliwell

“The world belongs to the energetic” Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Posted by Pete Wilkinson

“When the other guy’s holding all the cards the only thing left to do is kick over the table”
Dean Martin as Little John, Robin and the Seven Hoods

“Beware of the toes you step on on the way up, they just might belong to the ass you have to kiss on the way down”
Internal motto WLFA AM Tampa
Posted by Mark Williams

There are so many…the one I’m focusing on this week is: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss
Posted by SaRita Hartin

“Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life”. – Confucius
Posted by Ari Schonbrun

“Life is what you make it. Always is; Always will be” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted by Carl Mathis

“Behavior Never Lies!” – Richard Flint

“If what you say you want is contradicted by what you do, then you are lying to yourself and all you have said it to.”
Posted by Richard Flint

The richest man is not he who has the most but he who needs the least – Unknown
Posted by Phil Mitchell

How you do anything is how you do everything.
Your “character” or “nature” just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life,
no matter how small.—Derek Sivers
Posted by JW Najarian

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” – Larry “Legend” Bird
Posted by Michael Riley

From the Character Building Project site…

Mottos & Quotes
“The happiness in your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”– Marcus Aurelius

“Look at a man in the mist of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is” — Lucretius

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one, finds a treasure.”–Sirach 6:14

“Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there.”–Thucydides

“Luxury destroys more efficiently than war.”– Juvenal

“Yield Not to evil… Tu Ne Cede Malis”– Virgil (Aeneid)

“Proclaim the Gospel. Use words only when necessary.”– Saint Francis of Assisi

“I die the King’s good servant, and God’s first.”– Thomas More

“It doesn’t matter who is right but what’s right.”– Unknown

“Example is always more efficacious than precept.”– Samuel Johnson

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.”– Thomas Paine

“In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”– Thomas Jefferson

“Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.”– Ben Franklin

“There is no education like adversity.”– Benjamin Disraeli

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”– Alexis de Tocqueville

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”– William James

“Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve”– Future Farmers of America

“People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell.”– Elie Wiesel

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind when you go… ”
–Three Wooden Crosses sung by Randy Travis

“But sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.” —Napoleon Hill

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”–Abraham Lincoln

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”–Edmund Burke

“What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.”–Thomas Edison

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”–George Halas

“Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”–Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The market for something to believe in is infinite.”– Hugh Macleod

Posted by Michael Kerrigan

“Success comes from experience. Experience comes from failure.” —Anders Vinberg

“You can’t win if you don’t play.” — Powerball ad

“Everything happens for a reason–figure out the reason.” — Betsy Riley

“What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.” — Conan the Barbarian

“Pain is part of life, but nobody said you have to suffer.” — Bill Tillery corollary: “Pain don’t hurt”

“Every little bit helps–so do what you can, when you can” – Betsy Riley

Posted by Betsy Riley

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it.
You must learn to see the world anew.” – Albert Einstein

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted by Maggie M. Connor, DCHc

“I once had a problem, but I was mistaken; it was only a lesson I needed to learn” – Dr. Corwin P Littell PhD
Posted by Vicki Littell

”Take the baton, now. Run with it! . . .
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster,
and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”- Og Mandino
Posted by Carol Upton

One more road to cross, One more risk to take, Gotta live my life like there’s one more move to make. – DMX from One More Road to Cross

“The brilliance you see in others is really the brilliance you find in yourself – JW Najarian

You want to get ahead? Go Ahead! – JW Najarian

Don’t Take Anything Personally..
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their reality, their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others,
you wont be the victim of needless suffering…Don Miguel Ruiz

You can never appreciate sweet without first tasting sour. – Unknown from my Nana

Posted by JW Najarian

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Posted by Kerri Kannan

“Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”–Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Posted on Twitter by Jeremy Smart

“It’s never too late.” – George Dawson

“Life is Good” – George Dawson
Posted by JW Najarian