Month: December 2015

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Sander Ressler Offers Financial Services Expert Witness in Compliance Assistance for Attorneys

sander-ressler(BOCA RATON, FL) DECEMBER 30, 2015— Financial securities compliance expert Sander Ressler is pleased to announce financial services expert witness in compliance help for attorneys working on this complex type of legal work.

Sander Ressler brings his experience and expertise to brokers and investment advisers in need of assistance with their financial services compliance. More than 20 years ago, he began as a regulator and since then has worked with American Express, American General Life Insurance, AIG, ING, and Societe Generale.

He has led more than 20 regulatory examinations conducted by a wide range of federal and state departments regulating banking, securities, and insurance.

As an expert witness, Mr. Ressler can speak about many types of financial securities issues including:

  • Misrepresentation and omissions
  • Overconcentration
  • Churning
  • Failure to execute trades
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Margin account abuse
  • Unauthorized trading
  • Industry best practices

To contact Mr Ressler to learn more about how he ca assist as an expert witness, visit his website yoursecuritiesconsultants.com to email him or to call him and discuss the specifics of your casework.

G-Star Cell Phone Film Festival a Smash Hit

gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) DECEMBER 23, 2015 – G-Star Studios, in cooperation with the Palm Beach International Film Festival, recently held the Cell Phone Film Festival for Middle School Students (CPFF) event and Red Carpet Awards in Sound Stage One. The big pay off? Their work was judged by Academy Award and Emmy Award winners and producers of major feature films!

This first annual film festival is the only one of its kind in the nation for middle school students. Over 140 students shot 32 short films on the studios’ back lot. G-Star School of the Arts’ high school students mentored the middle school students in the arts and sciences of film production including pre-production, production, and post production; plus acting, script writing, camera, lighting, sound and editing.  The event was free to attend and required no prior experience in the field.

“It was a great turnout for a first year event,” states CPFF Founder, Dawn Hauptner. “G-Star School owns the G-Star Studios which has one of the top seven sound stages in world. We thought it would be great to give all middle school students in Palm Beach County the opportunity to shoot their own film with their friends in a real motion picture studio. Parents were invited to stay for the days of the film productions. They were very happy.”

G-star-cell-phone-film-contestStudents could not contain their excitement and parents were raving about the incredible time had by all saying, “The kids had an amazing experience, we can’t wait to see their work!” The wait is over. Their final films were sent to the judges who include Bobby Moresco, Academy Award winning Co-Writer and Producer of CRASH and Million Dollar Baby; Jeff Davis, Producer of Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise and Legally Blonde on Broadway; Crescenzo Notarile, Emmy Award winning cinematographer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and CSA Nominee for Gotham; and Writer/Producer Arthur Bernstein whose film Walt Before Mickey is in theaters now.

The Red Carpet Awards, where all the films were shown, have taken place with the winners in ten categories receiving gold Academy Award-type statues and every middle school student participant receiving a Creative Film Production Crew certificate. Everyone walked the Red Carpet to receive their award or certificate. And the Winners are:

Best Picture: “The Bully Killer” by J&J Productions from the Conservatory of North Palm Beach

Best Actor: “The Bully Killer” – Jason Smith

Best Actress: “Forget Me Not – Alexa Rubenstein

Best Cinematography: “Wonderland” – Nate Livingston

Best Title Credits: “Forget Me Not” – Adam Goldstick

Best Sound: “The Bully Killer” – Joseph De Angelis

Best Music: “Forget Me Not” – Banana Head Films

Best Editor: “The Bully Killer” – Joseph De Angelis

Best Lighting: “The Bully Killer: – J&J Productions

For more information on the G-Star School of the Arts visit the school’s website.

Dr. Michael Schwartz Partners with Mediasophia for New Web Presence

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Dr. Schwartz is an expert in balloon sinuplasty in Palm Beach.

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) December 9, 2016— Media consulting and web design firm Mediasophia Inc. is pleased to welcome Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of South Florida, P.A. specialist Dr. Michael Schwartz as new SEO and web design client.

Since 1963, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of South Florida, P.A. has become one of the one of the largest private practice otolaryngology groups in the country. With six physicians at their Flagler Drive location in West Palm Beach, the practice has developed a reputation for serving patients with state-of-the-art experienced care. The practice specializes in Palm Beach balloon sinuplasty, an innovative procedure to assist people suffering from chronic sinusitis.

This new effort will focus on developing the practice’s online presence. This includes informative articles about some of the treatments and procedures offered by the practice as well as the highly qualified team delivering this high quality care. Mediasophia is also designing a new website for the practice that will be easier to navigate, which also means it is easier for patients to learn more about the type of care offered.

Mediasophia is a family owned and operated business based in West Palm Beach with another office in New York, and is widely recognized as one of the elite Palm Beach web design companies. The firm offers web consulting and website design, and works on search engine optimization and reputation management campaigns for a wide range of clients including celebrities, doctors, lawyers, educational organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Cell Phone Film Festival at G-Star Hits New Heights

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PALM SPRINGS, FL (12/4/2015) – The First Annual Cell Phone Film Festival for Middle School Students has been a smashing success! Students learned to write a script, shoot their film, and then edit with special effects. The competition targeted Palm Beach County middle school students who have an interest in film, both in front of and behind the camera. Students could not contain their excitement and parents were raving about the incredible time had by all saying, “The kids had an amazing experience, we can’t wait to see their work!” The event was free to attend and required no prior experience in the field.

Their final films have been sent to the judges who include Bobby Moresco, Academy Award winning co-writer and producer of CRASH and Million Dollar Baby; Jeff Davis, Producer of Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise and Legally Blond on Broadway; Crescenzo Notarile, Emmy Award winning cinematographer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and Gotham; and writer/producer Arthur Bernstein whose film Walt Before Mickey is in theaters now.

g-star-film-festival-winnersThe event took place at the G-Star Studios located in Palm Springs, FL, which is owned and operated by the G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts. Due to the overwhelming response and turnout in the opening weekend, the production phase of the shoot had to be extended a second week. “Since it is a first time event we hoped to have 25 students participate and five films shot,” stated Dawn Hauptner, the Cell Phone Film Festival’s Founder. “Instead, 142 students packed the G-Star campus from all over Palm Beach County and shot 32 films! They were eager at the opportunity to shoot a short film on the backlot of a real motion picture studio on horror film sets in one of the best sound stages in the world.”

The Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and ten other categories will be given out at the Palm Beach Comic Con taking place at the G-Star School of the Arts in Sound Stage One on Saturday, December 12th at 7 PM. In March, the Best Picture will be honored at the Palm Beach International Film Festival Student Showcase of Films at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

SophiaLux Annual Registry Announces Addition of Anna Maria Badida as Palm Beach Sales Director

Anna Maria Badida has been named Palm Beach sales director for SophiaLux.
Anna Maria Badida has been named Palm Beach sales director for SophiaLux.

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) DECEMBER 1, 2015— SophiaLux, an annual registry profiling luxury retailers, service providers, and other elite establishments and organizations, is pleased to announce the addition of Anna Maria Badida as the publication’s Palm Beach sales director.

Anna Maria brings extensive experience working in the luxury world to her new position with SophiaLux. She has worked with influential clients as a private chef, working inside the cloistered domain of the elite, where she developed an understanding of the hallmarks of luxury that are a part of SophiaLux.

SophiaLux is a multimedia luxury registry published annually. The registry includes a book, which is a must-have reference for those interested in the world of luxury. SophiaLux also has an electronic side, where each brand included in the registry has a micro-website where they can be exposed to a global audience.

The registry is launching in Palm Beach, Florida, and the publisher has plans to expand SophiaLux across South Florida and into markets across the country. For more information, visit the website sophialux.com.