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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

www.ProjectForgive.com

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

Carole Wells IMDB Page

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.

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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

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k7tifSmMkrk

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

Peter Weller Education Is Key at GBK Productions Gift Suite for the Oscars 2011

Peter Weller Actor / Director / Writer / Lecturer

Peter Weller (Robo Cop) Talks to us about the importance of education for our nation.

It was a great treat to see Peter at this event. I am a big fan of Robo Cop, Odyssey and Dexter.  I also hear Peter is up for a part in a new Star Trek Adventure? Very Nice….

When I saw Peter I said “Great to see your still alive… ” and Peter looked at me like I had just lost my mind. I was talking about him being killed on Dexter and I believe he thought I was talking about his real demise…

Sorry Peter, my wife told me I was not funny. Great interview, however and Peter tells it like it is about childhood education. It really is the cornerstone and key to this nations survival nationally and globally.

Thanks Peter. – JW

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Peter WellerPeter Weller

From Wikipedia

Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer.

He is best known for his roles as the title character in the first two RoboCop films and Buckaroo Banzai in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He received an Academy Award nomination for his direction for the 1993 short Partners, in which he also acted. He also hosted the show Engineering an Empire on the History Channel. He played Stan Liddy in the 5th season of the Showtime original series Dexter.

Weller’s stage career began in the 1970s with appearances on Broadway in Full Circle, directed by Otto Preminger, and Summer Brave, William Inge‘s rewrite of his play Picnic. About this time, he became a member of the famed Actors Studio.[4]

On the set of Firstborn, Corey Haim‘s first day of shooting was with Weller, and he went up to compliment the older actor on his performance. Weller collared Haim, throwing him up against a wall viciously warning him not to speak to him after a take, and it took three assistants to separate them. Haim later admitted that he was terrified by the experience.[5]

He has appeared in more than 50 films and television series, including turns as the title characters in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and blockbuster hits RoboCop and RoboCop 2.[6] He has also appeared in such critically acclaimed films as Woody Allen‘s Mighty Aphrodite, the Oliver Stone-produced The New Age and Naked Lunch. In a 1977 episode of the television series Lou Grant, he plays Oberster SA-Führer Donald Sterner/Stryker, a tragically disillusioned Jewish-American Neo-Nazi leader who later committed suicide off-screen with his Colt 45 near the end of the episode when his heritage was discovered.

In 1995, he appeared in Screamers, a science-fiction film based on the short story “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick and directed by Christian Duguay. Duguay would later direct Weller in the 2005–2007 television series Engineering an Empire for the History Channel, which Weller hosted.

On television, he played the shuttle captain in the short-lived series Odyssey 5 and made guest appearances as Terran supremacist John Frederick Paxton in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes “Demons“, “Terra Prime” and in Fringe as the character Alistair Peck.

Weller has also directed various projects for television, including episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, Monk and three episodes of the aforementioned Odyssey 5. He directed a 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s Gold Coast starring David Caruso and Marg Helgenberger after previously starring in a version of Leonard’s thriller Cat Chaser. He directed Episode 3 of Season 4, titled “Dorylus” (air date 9/20/11), of the series Sons of Anarchy.

Weller is a contributor to the History Channel in several productions, credited as “Peter Weller, Syracuse University“, where he is an adjunct faculty member. He is a graduate student in art history at UCLA, focusing on the Italian Renaissance. Weller also hosts the series Engineering an Empire for the network.

In 2005, Weller co-starred as the Captain in a made-for-television remake of The Poseidon Adventure.

In 2006, Weller joined the cast of 24 as terrorist collaborator Christopher Henderson.[7] Weller received a “cheer” in TV Guides “Cheers & Jeers” section for his performance. In December 2006, Weller starred as architect Frank Lloyd Wright at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in Frank’s Home, a new play by Richard Nelson.

On January 15, 2010, Weller was seen in a teaser trailer for the companion documentary God of War: Unearthing the Legend that was featured in the game God of War III which Weller also hosted.[8]

On April 15, 2010, Weller guest-starred in an episode of the science fiction drama Fringe. Weller stars in a guest role on the Showtime original series Dexter.[9] Weller also had a guest appearance in the December 22, 2010 episode of Psych; where he played villain “Yin”[10]

Peter Weller IMDB Page

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Thanks to GBK Productions – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

Gary W. Goldstein – Failing Forward and other Life Lessons

Gary W. GoldsteinGary W. Goldstein Talks About Some of the Failures that Led to Great Success

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, mentor, master storyteller and celebrated Hollywood film producer, Gary’s successes include some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, generating over a billion dollars in worldwide revenue, and receiving numerous Academy Award nominations, People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe and various other awards.

Among other titles, Gary’s films include PRETTY WOMAN, UNDER SIEGE, and THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES.

[NOTE: My whole interview with Gary is in audio form below. You can also watch a short video clip of the interview also below]

The skills Gary brought to bear in climbing the ladder from newcomer to up-and-comer to mega-success in the film business can be used to empower any business or career path – and Gary has proven this many times over. His experience and strategies, developed over the recent 25 years, have empowered him to consistently and successfully reinvent and energize other people’s messages, products, businesses and their bottom line.

Gary also serves as board director or in-the-trenches advisor to start ups and companies poised for greater growth. He helps companies create stronger brands, leadership, advisory boards and strategic partnerships, as well as increase their product offerings, sales and marketing channels, loyal customer base and revenues.

To learn more about individual coaching and mentoring opportunities with Gary, or to discover whether your company is a good candidate for Gary’s advisory/consulting services, please make inquiry through his website. www.GaryWGoldstein.com.

I met Gary a few years back in the men’s room of a conference we both attended. I had no idea of Gary’s many accomplishments at the time, but we were both very interested in commercial real estate and I had some contacts and we both thought it would be a good idea to connect.

I do not remember Gary telling me about his Hollywood career, I am sure I was impressed, but what I really liked about Gary is that he is a incredibly creative and since he was a lawyer, he has a way of looking at things that I really needed then and now.

Gary is my go to person for sage advice and I want to thank him for being a great mentor and friend. – JW

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