Month: February 2016

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Hanna and Hanna Announces Services for Today’s Casework

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Technology can offer ways to save time and money as cases unfold.

(HOUSTON, TX) FEBRUARY 26, 2016— Houston court reporters at Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting and Video Specialists are pleased to announce a series of technology-based services that offer lawyers many more options as they work on today’s casework. These tools allow them to take greater advantage of multimedia platforms to work with different types of information in the law firm and in the courtroom.

Hanna & Hanna is a family-owned and operated court reporting firm that prides itself on staying up with the latest technology and outstanding customer service. The firm been in the court reporting and video business for over 25 years specializing in arbitrations, hearings, complex patent litigation and construction cases.

These new services, which include realtime reporting, videoconferencing, and a number of other video applications that can be used in many aspects of today’s legal work. These tools can be used to help lawyers save time, by giving them new ways to handle the multimedia information that is a part of today’s case materials.

This leader among Houston court reporting firms can also help lawyers in the courtroom, providing unparalleled litigation support.

For more information, visit the website hannareporting.com.

Three G-Star School of the Arts Students Cast in New Television Show

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Three G-Star students have been cast in the new series In Sanity, Florida

(PALM SPRINGS, FL) February 24, 2016– Three G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts students have earned principal roles in the new web-based TV Show In Sanity, Florida.  The show is created by Marc Zatorsky and Shawn Morell. of See-Worthy Productions, LLC.

In Sanity, Florida where ‘the town is small, but the crazy isn’t.’  The crazy antics of a small coastal town will be told through the life journey of Emma Scott Fitzgerald, a young woman whose love for her quirky town and hypochondriac grandmother holds her back from discovering the person she wants to be.” explains co-creator Morell.

Zatorsky and Morell are just coming off another of their hit projects titled Tweet about teens and paranormal activity.  After two seasons Tweet is being offered to major cable channels and has garnered “Best Actress on a Web Series” nomination for its star, Taylor Blackwell.  Ms. Blackwell continues her collaboration with Zatorski and Morell as the star of Sanity.  G-Star Studios announced last month that See-Worthy Films has taken up permanent residence on the Studios’ back lot.  In Sanity, Florida is a SAG-AFTRA New Media production.

Sydney Presendieu, Madison Lillard, and Walker Clermont are all students of the G-Star School of the Arts, which recently received an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. The school also is getting set for an open house in March to introduce new students to the unique curriculum that makes G-Star so special.

Gregory James Blount Announces New Sound Tree Entertainment Services

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For more than two decades, Gregory James Blount has worked as an insider in the entertainment industry, developing talent for all mediums.

(JUPITER, FL) FEBRUARY 23, 2016— Gregory James Blount is pleased to announce that his firm, Sound Tree Entertainment, is offering new services to help guide tyoung talented people and their families as they navigate the complexities of the entertainment industry.

Sound Tree Entertainment offers many options and opportunities for talented people to take the next step on their career. The firm is a fixture in the South Florida entertainment industry, and currently is developing many different vehicles to propel the careers of talented young people.

Blount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Some of those questions include:

  • What are the realities?
  • How do I find out if an agent or firm is legitimate?
  • How do I empower my child if they have a special talent?
  • Will investing monetarily enrich their talent?
  • What is the difference between drama and acting?

For more information on how Sound Tree Entertainment can provide guidance for talented people and their families, contact them today.

Education

G-Star School of the Arts Announces A Rating

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Ratings reflect academic performance and graduation rates.

(PALM SPRINGS, FL) FEBRUARY 16. 2016— The G-Star School of the Arts is pleased to announce that the school has received an A rating from the Florida Department of Education.

To calculate the rankings, schools are measured for performance in English language arts, math, science, and social studies. There are also metrics for graduation rates and acceleration success, which measures how students perform in advanced placement and other classes.

Out of more than 200 schools in Palm Beach County that were graded, G-Star was one of about 80 that achieved an A rating.

Over more than a decade since it was established, G-Star has established itself as a leader among Palm Beach County charter schools. The school routinely outperforms more traditional high schools in metrics for reading, mathematics, and science. About half of all students have a 3.5 G.P.A. or better, and one in five has a 4.0 G.P.A. About 97 percent of students graduate and they have parlayed their academic success at G Star into scholarships at some of the country’s leading performing arts programs at schools like UCLA, NYU, Boston University, Syracuse University, Florida State University, and USC.

IF you are interested in learning more about G-Star, the school will be hosting an open house next month on March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m.

Hanna & Hanna Announces Services to Meet the Needs of Top Attorneys

hanna-logo(HOUSTON, TX) FEBRUARY 11, 2016— Houston court reporters at Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting and Video Specialists are pleased to announce an expanded selection of services to help today’s attorneys meet the changing needs of their clients.

Hanna & Hanna is a family-owned and operated court reporting firm that prides itself on staying up with the latest technology and outstanding customer service.  The firm been in the court reporting and video business for over 25 years specializing in arbitrations, hearings, complex patent litigation and construction cases.

These new services, which include realtime reporting, videoconferencing, and a number of other video applications that can be used in many aspects of today’s legal work. These tools can be used to help lawyers save time, by giving them new ways to handle the multimedia information that is a part of today’s case materials.

This leader among Houston court reporting firms can also help lawyers in the courtroom, providing unparalleled litigation support.

For more information, visit the website hannareporting.com.

Geographic Index from NNRC Offers New Options for Attorneys

When legal work takes attorneys from their practice, NNRC offers a network of court reporting firms.

national-network-of-reporting-companies-NNRC-announces-partnership-with-indata-corporation(FOLSOM, CA) FEBRUARY 11, 2016— The National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) is pleased to announce a new web interface that allows lawyers to reach court reporting firms in cities across the country. The new NNRC Geographic Index page is the online destination for lawyers who are seeking court reporting services and travel resources in cities across the country.

The National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) is a vast network of court reporters from coast to coast and border to border who meet strict criteria for membership. They offer the latest technology and the most experienced teams to lawyers who are taking on today’s challenging cases.

On the website, lawyers can learn more about some of the services that are separating NNRC members from their competitors in individual markets. Their new technology is helping lawyers work in new ways, taking advantage of the connectivity that has changed our world.

On the page, lawyers can click on individual cities to learn more about the court reporting firms that serve those areas. They can visit their individual pages on the NNRC website, connect with the firm over social media, and even learn more about travel to those cities with links to chambers of commerce and travel information.

To explore the new page, check out the new NNRC Court Reporters Geographical Index.

G-Star Students Work in Big Week at G-Star Studios

gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) FEBRUARY 4, 2016– G-Star Studios (owned and operated by the G-Star School of the Arts), South Florida’s largest motion picture studio, has opened up a new season of productions with a back lot full of feature films, episodic web & TV shows, and major commercials. G-Star students are working on all the shows as cast and/or crew.

This past week auditions for a new web-based TV show, “In Sanity, Florida,” were held in Sound Stage 1 to accommodate the short list of 250 of the 1700 actors who submitted for parts in the show. The web-based TV show’s (then to cable) first season, produced by See-Worthy Films owned by Marc Zatorsky and Shawn Morell, will be shot at various Palm Beach County locations as well as at G-Star Studios beginning in April. Sanity is a comedy about a crazy small town in Florida.

Auditions were also held for “HENRI,” a drama written and directed by Octavian O for New Beginnings Films; an action and suspense story about a martial arts fighter who returns to his hometown to defend himself and the ones he loves, will be shot on G-Star Studios back lot. Scenes from the feature film B.F.F., a film that explores the potentially disastrous relationship between two teenage boys and a girl, were also shot on the G-Star Studios back lot. The film is written and directed by David Haines for RD Productions.

Requests for scouting to shoot at the G-Star Studios film production facilities in the near future have come from a feature film for select scenes starring one of the silver screen’s biggest stars; a major commercial by a multi-billion dollar sports company (back for a third production); and a new episodic TV show already licensed for a major cable network. All productions will include G-Star students.

Additionally, the G-Star School of the Arts will be hosting an open house next month. On March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m. students and parents are invited to come in and learn more about what makes G-Star one of the top Palm Beach County charter schools.

Soundtree Entertainment Announces Talent Development Advice For Families

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Having the right advice can allow families to help their child reach their goals.

(JUPITER, FL) FEBRUARY 4, 2016— Soundtree Entertainment is pleased to announce a more access to the experience and knowledge offered by this seasoned team of entertainment industry professionals that can help families steer the budding careers of their talented children.

Founded by Gregory James Blount, Sound Tree Entertainment is well known across the area, and offers many options and opportunities for talented people to take the next step on their career. Currently, the firm has a couple of projects in pre-production.

Blount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Some of those questions include:

  • What are the realities?
  • How do I find out if an agent or firm is legitimate?
  • How do I empower my child if they have a special talent?
  • Will investing monetarily enrich their talent?
  • What is the difference between drama and acting?

For more information on how Sound Tree Entertainment can provide guidance for talented people and their families, contact them today.

Bienenstock Announces New Services for Today’s Attorneys

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New services mean more options and more flexibility for today’s legal professionals.

(DETROIT, MI) FEBRUARY 4, 2016— Detroit court reporters at Bienenstock Nationwide Reporting and Video are pleased to announce new services designed to meet the changing needs of today’s legal professionals.

Bienenstock court reporters have passed rigorous testing to earn the state certification of CSR. Many have gone on to earn additional national certifications of Registered Professional Reporter and Registered Merit Reporter. Realtime reporting requires an even higher skill level than non-Realtime. Bienenstock also boasts more Certified Realtime Reporters than any other firm in Michigan.

These new services cover the wide array of needs facing today’s attorneys as they take on today’s casework. Bienenstock has extensive training and experience with complex casework, and offers many services like realtime reporting, litigation support, legal videography, and trial presentation to support lawyers in the court room.

Bienenstock also leads Detroit court reporting firms by offering services across Michigan in cities like Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids and Saginaw.

For more information on Bienenstock and to schedule a service, visit the firm’s website at bienenstock.com.