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Billboard Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn Wins Multiple Honors at the 2020 JPF Music Awards

Billboard Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn Wins Multiple Honors at the 2020 JPF Music Awards
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Billboard Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn Wins Multiple Honors at the 2020 Just Plain Folks Music Awards

On January 18, 2021, Stonedef Records, Inc., announces that The JPF Music Awards (Just Plain Folks) were announced on December 28, 2020 and that Billboard hit singer/songwriter Fawn® won Best Dance Album, Best Dance Song and placed in the runner-up and finalist positions in three other song and album categories.

Billboard Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn Wins Multiple Honors at the 2020 JPF Music Awards

Due to COVID – 19, the JPF Music Awards were announced on December 28, 2020 online on the JPF Music YouTube channel at 8pm EST. Winners, runner-ups and the top four album finalists and top six song finalists in each category were disclosed within a two hour and eighteen minute program by JPF Music Organization founder Brian Austin Whitney.

There were 4,203 judges from around the world listening to 71,700 album entries and over 230,000 song entries, with a multi-genre mix of music categories, 63 song categories and 75 album categories.  Fawn® won Best Dance Album, “Idiosyncratic” and Best Dance Single, “Small” and won runner-up for Best Holiday Song, “Christmas Time”, the finalist positions for Best Alternative Song, “Over” and Best Holiday Album, “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

Fawn® said: “As a songwriter and independent artist, having this type of recognition is such a blessing. When I learned about the odds of winning or placing in the top five categories, I was blown away. These honors I’ve been given, are from real world listeners and that means a lot to me. I am indebted to Marty Panzer and Pat Pattison for their lyrical mentorship and John Bettis for his encouraging support over the years. I am so grateful an organization Like JPF Music exists. They are a light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.”

Billboard Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn Wins Multiple Honors at the 2020 JPF Music Awards

At the online JPF Music Awards, Whitney said: “If you’re a nominee and you don’t show up in the finals tonight, don’t feel bad. It was harder to get a nomination in our awards by the sheer number of entries than it is to get a nomination in the Grammys, so it’s a big achievement.”

If you happen to be in the top six or the top four, I hope that you’ll celebrate! For the first time ever, we have an Honorable Mention category for songs or albums that just missed getting into the top finishers by a single vote or less. 2020 has been rough on everybody and I think this was a great way to have a really positive and upbeat ending to the year. We want to bring as much positive attention as we can to these talents.”

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About Fawn:

Website:

www.Fawnmusic.com

itunes page:

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/fawn/1023865881

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/24ddVMgQtPjHnswMXr8QWP?si=a1d5S4M4SgipkdTAZfy5Ng

Youtube:

www.youtube.com/FawnTV

About JPF Music:

JPF Music Awards 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwKO3hYg8CU&t=295s

Website:

www.jpfolks.com

Website:

https://www.jpfmusic.org/

The Disney Takeover Rumors On Stock Surges Over The World

Price hikes were at the top of the latest “fear rating” released by the Russian state-run pollster VTSIOM.

The latest research, conducted in late June and based on a poll in which respondents were asked to estimate the perceived probability of unpleasant events in their lives, showed the level of psychological tension in Russian society had increased.

Specifically, the level of anxiety connected with the most widespread fears surpassed similar parameters registered one and two years ago.

A short summary of the results, published on the VTSIOM website on Monday, says that the fears connected with inflation and possible depreciation of savings remain the most intense and widespread among Russians – the index for this category increased to 27 points from 23 points in just one month.

Fears of military conflict ranked second with 20 points, an increase from 19 percent in May.

Concerns over health problems and various difficulties connected with access to healthcare were in third place with 8 points, up from 0 points in January.

Fears over the possibility of internal conflict and unrest peaked in April this year, when the index reached 6 points (from -5 points at the beginning of the year).

Researchers noted that the pattern repeated with the index that registered Russians’ fear of crime – it jumped from 1 point in January to 7 points in April, but dropped to 3 points in June.

The perceived risks of a decrease in personal income and loss of employment also increased in June when compared to the start of 2017, from -11 to -3 and from -24 to -18 respectively.

Fears of family problems were in last place in the rating, and June’s index of -47 points was below the value of 2015 and 2016.

The fear index is indicated by asking respondents to assess the probability of certain events for them personally on a scale from -100 to 100 (from ‘impossible’ to ‘bound to happen’).

VTSIOM researcher Oleg Chernozub noted in comments that the research had demonstrated that the previously recorded general optimism and hopes for a prompt end to economic problems were dwindling.

Despite this growing anxiety, a different poll conducted by the independent public opinion research center Levada in June this year showed that 70 percent of Russians currently want the nation’s political and economic course to remain unchanged, while only 19 percent want the authorities to reach a compromise with Western nations, even if this requires some tradeoffs. The rest remain undecided.

2016 Writers Guild Awards Full Winners List Announced Ceremonies In Los Angeles and New York City

Los Angeles and New York – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and the Edison Ballroom 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036.

FILM WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA WINNERS

DRAMA SERIES
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Robert Towne, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC

COMEDY SERIES
Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Kevin Cecil, Roger Drew, Peter Fellows, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Sean Gray, Callie Hersheway, Armando Iannucci, Sean Love, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Andy Riley, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO

NEW SERIES
Mr. Robot, Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Kate Erickson, Sam Esmail, David Iserson, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn, Matt Pyken; USA

ORIGINAL LONG FORM
Saints & Strangers, Written by Seth Fisher, Walon Green, Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer; National Geographic Channel

ADAPTED LONG FORM
Fargo, Written by Steve Blackman, Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX

ORIGINAL SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA
“Back to Reality” (Weight), Written by Daryn Strauss; weighttheseries.com

ADAPTED SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA
“Chapter Two: Phoebe” (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters), Written by Zach Craley;nbc.com

ANIMATION
“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox

EPISODIC DRAMA
“Uno” (Better Call Saul), Written by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), Written by Clay Tarver; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY TALK SERIES
Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Danny Vermont; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Inside Amy Schumer, Head Writer: Jessi Klein Writers: Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Kurt Metzger, Christine Nangle, Dan Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY SPECIALS
Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special, Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Greg Dorris, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo, Bridger Winegar; ABC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC

DAYTIME DRAMA
General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

CHILDREN’S EPISODIC
“Gortimer, Ranger and Mel vs. The Endless Night” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Gretchen Enders & Aminta Goyel; Amazon Studios

CHILDREN’S LONG FORM
Descendants, Written by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott; Disney Channel

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS
“American Terrorist” (Frontline), Written by Thomas Jennings; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
“The Great Math Mystery” (Nova), Written by Daniel McCabe; PBS

TV NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Cuba” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Oriana Zill de Granados, Andy Court and Robert Anderson; CBS News

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“The Storm After the Storm” (60 Minutes), Written by Sharyn Alfonsi, Michael Rey and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

RADIO WINNERS

RADIO DOCUMENTARY
“Marking the End of Vietnam: 40 Years Later,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT—REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Remembering New York Icons,” Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS Radio News

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“Passages,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

PROMOTIONAL WRITING WINNER

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)
“The McCarthys and Under the Dome Promos,” Written by Erial Tompkins; CBS

VIDEOGAME WINNER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING
Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lead Narrative Designer John Stafford; Narrative Designer Cameron Suey; Lead Writer Rhianna Pratchett; Additional Writer Philip Gelatt; Microsoft

*There were no nominees in the Television Graphic Art and Animation category this year.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards were presented jointly in competitive categories during concurrent ceremonies on Saturday, February 13, 2016, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and in New York City at the Edison Ballroom.

Actor-writer-comedian Patton Oswalt (Veep, Justified) hosted the WGAW’s West Coast ceremony, which was executive produced by Hugh Fink. Presenters who appeared at the L.A. show included: Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis; Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Better Call Saul star/Emmy-winning writer Bob Odenkirk, Dr. Ken and The Hangover star Ken Jeong, Golden Globe-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, Emmy and WGA-nominated Key & Peele co-star/writer Keegan-Michael Key, The Last Man on Earth co-star and Annie Award-winning actress Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls), The Carmichael Show co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael, Silicon Valley co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, Emmy-nominated actor Fred Savage (The Grinder), Idiotsitter Creators/co-stars Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse. actor David Koechner (The Goldbergs), Veep co-star Matt Walsh, and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

The Writers Guild of America, West presented several special honors during its ceremony: Friends co-stars Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and Courteney Cox (Cougar Town) presented the WGAW’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement to Friends Co-Creators Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie) & David Crane (Episodes); Emmy-winning Lost Co-Creator/WGA-nominated The Leftovers Co-Creator Damon Lindelof presented the Guild’s Valentine Davies Award to screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) for his humanitarian efforts and civic service; Jaws screenwriter/Emmy-winning TV writer Carl Gottlieb presented the WGAW’s Morgan Cox Award to Emmy-nominated writer Arthur Sellers (Meet the Raisins!) for his Guild service; Oscar and WGA-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown, Mad Men) presented the WGAW’s Screen Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement to Academy Award-nominated and WGA-winning screenwriter-director-actress Elaine May (Primary Colors, Heaven Can Wait); and Academy Award-nominated actress and Trumbo co-star Diane Lane presented the WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award to screenwriter John McNamara for his screenplay, Trumbo, which chronicles the turbulent life and career of Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, embodying the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Attendees at the WGAW’s awards ceremony also included actresses Amanda Peet and Dana Delany, comic-host Howie Mandel, writer-producer Phil Rosenthal, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), and L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

The WGAE’s East Coast Ceremony was hosted by actor-writer-comedian Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show, Wet Hot American Summer). Presenters who appeared at the New York show included: Bob Balaban (Show Me A Hero), Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Terry George (Hotel Rwanda), Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Annette O’Toole (Halt and Catch Fire), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black, Joy), Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and John Slattery (Mad Men, Spotlight).

The Writers Guild of America, East presented honorary awards throughout the ceremony. Senator Al Franken was presented with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award, which celebrates a person who has brought honor and dignity to writers, by fellow original Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel. Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) presented Richard LaGravenese with the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement, celebrating a body of work that includes The Fisher King, Behind the Candelabra and P.S. I Love You. Four-time Writers Guild Award winner Melissa Salmons was presented with the Richard B. Jablow Award for her devoted service to the Guild by last year’s award recipient Jeremy Pikser (Bulworth).

Attendees at the WGAE’s awards ceremony also included Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Alex Gibney (Going Clear), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Adepero Oduye (The Big Short), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), Adam Rapp (Flesh & Bone), David Simon (Show Me A Hero), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Taylor Hackford (Ray), John Markus (The Cosby Show), Marin Ireland (The Slap), Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw), The Black List’s Franklin Leonard and the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin.

Production credits for the WGAW’s show included: Executive Producer Hugh Fink, Producers Tara Power and Joselyn Allen, Co-Producer Kelly Brock, Director Nick Murray, Head Writer Joe O’Brien and writers Hugh Fink, Ed Lee, Beth Armogida, Matt Oswalt, and Gerry Duggan, as well as Creative Consultant Shelly Goldstein, Line Producer Tina Pavlides, and Production Designer Chris Giammalvo.

Production credits for the WGAE’s show included Executive Producer / Head Writer John Marshall, Producer Bonnie Datt, Associate Producers Ann B. Cohen, Lily-Hayes Kaufman and Shannon Walker, Line Producer LB Audio, Video & Scenic Solutions, and writers Bruce Cherry, Ann B. Cohen, David Steven Cohen, Frank Conniff, Timothy Cooper, Bonnie Datt, Leah Krinksy. Nick Nadel, Leslie Schapira and Craig Shemin.

For more information about the 2016 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.og or www.wgaeast.org

About The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE): The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org

Photos by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Writers Guild of America, West

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article first appeared in our old media site Diversity News Magazine Dot Com.

Jarvee Hutcherson Honored With Lanfa Award Multiculture Awards by LA Nollywood Film Association

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association honored Jarvee Hutcherson, President of MMPA and ASYM with the Multiculture Awards at the 3rd annual LA Nollywood Film Awards held at Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 from 3pm to 12 pm. The 3rd Annual LANFA Awards were produced by King Bassey.

Watch after the stage Exclusive interview by Steven Escobar.

About Jarvee Hutcherson: 
Jarvee Hutcherson, is the President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA), oversees a roster of 1,500 members nationwide. Recognized as the Spokesperson and Representative of Diversity issues and inclusiveness within the Television Networks, Motion Picture Studios and production companies. Mr. Hutcherson also serves as National President of the American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM), Committed to the Enrichment and Advancement of Young Musicians Across the Globe! It also funds a mentorship program, Scholarship Endowment for young Musicians between the ages of 13 to 30 years old, and Drug rehabilitation program.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to our friend Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson for this amazing recognition from LANFA Awards 2015. Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio are proud to be media partners of the 3rd Annual LANFA Awards 2015.

For complete coverage visit Diversity News Magazine at http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/ and our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/diversitynews

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Hosts The 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winner Toast

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On Sunday, March 1, 2015, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) hosted the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners Toast at The Maharaja Room of The Pikey Bar & Cafe 7617 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA 90046 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The 4th Annual Dorian Awards winners toast was hosted by Blair Madison Late (Bravo’ reality television series, Newlyweds: The First Year 2013).

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Photos credit to: Clinton H. Wallace/PhotoMundo International for DiversityNewsMagazine.org formerly DiversityNewsMagazineDotcom

Members, Officers and Guest of GALECA celebrated the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners with champagne toast, garlic fries with dressing, including photograph of themselves. The event gave members, officers and their guest the opportunity to network and get to know each other. Everyone looked at having great time during the events.

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Star Melora Hardin (Transparent & The Office) was on hand to accept a series’ of several awards in the categories of (TV Comedy of the Year, LGBTQ Show of the Year, etc.). Also Robert Michael Morris (Valerie Cherish’s hairdresser Mickey on The Comeback) joined the group celebration to accept Lisa Kudrow’s TV Performance of the Year award on her behalf.

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Couple Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami the first gay couple to be legally marry in California, joined Galeca to accept the Dorian Award for The Case Against 8’s win for documentary.

Accepting via online, the Timeless Award (given to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) was George Takei.

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Among the guests were Natalie Denise Sperl (Vocals/Guitar, Kill My Coquette), Christy Oldham (Film producer) and many more.
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Photos credit to: Clinton H. Wallace/PhotoMundo International for DiversityNewsMagazine.org formerly DiversityNewsMagazineDotcom

John Griffiths (Television Critic • Us Weekly) is the President of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) organization.

Logo credit to: Galeca Dorian Awards

GALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization, is comprised of over 100 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. GALECA’s mission is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBTQ community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large. And how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy? 

Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/DorianAwards and Become a fan at facebook.com/dorianawards

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Photos credit to: Clinton H. Wallace/PhotoMundo International for DiversityNewsMagazine.org formerly DiversityNewsMagazineDotcom
Photos credit to: Clinton H. Wallace/PhotoMundo International for DiversityNewsMagazine.org formerly DiversityNewsMagazineDotcom

Editor’s Note: Our very own Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud member of GALECA with voting rights on the Dorian Awards.

Diversity News Magazine Proud Media Partner of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards to Air September 21 on NBC

Diversity News Magazine from The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies Joins The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards as a Media Partner to Air September 21 on NBC.
Hollywood, CA — September 10, 2012 Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that Award Winning Diversity News Magazine from The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies has joined the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® as a Media Partner.
“We are really excited and happy to become part of such a prestigious event that recognizes, honors and highlights the very best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film.” said Al Vaquero, CFO of Diversity News Publications.
Eva Longoria and George Lopez will return as co-hosts for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, a star-studded kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month which will air Friday, September 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
“Congratulations to Diversity News Magazine and its staff,  Esteban Steven Escobar, editor, Stella Gomez, photographer/writer and Francois Palais, photographer for being credentialed to cover the prestigious 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, which will be seen on NBC TV.” said Dr. Mark Valinsky from Valinsky Media Group.
The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards will be produced by Dick Clark Productions’ executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman, along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.

Dr. Valinsky concluded “Congratulations to Diversity News Magazine for having been accepted as media partner of this event. Keep up the good work and always stay with quality. Again, congratulations to you all for this great honor.”

Diversity News Magazine will utilize its resources to create more buzz about the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards show with it’s current readership and hope to gain new readers as well.

Currently Diversity News Magazine is a media partner of LA Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios –  Spring/Summer 2013 produced by The Gallery LA, The 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012, The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA and The Ferret Squad, the Movie.

Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications have affiliate partnerships for media content with the following news and entertainment leader companies – MediaMax Online via EPK TV, PartyBy5.com, Valinsky Media Group via Mark Valinsky Photography, The Miss Universe Organization, ABC Television Network, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Inc via NBC Universal Media Village, Fox Broadcasting Company via Fox Flash, Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, Conscience Entertainment, Studio One via Men’s Life Today, Repost.Us, Film District Publicity and many more.

Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications are working with some of the finest advertising organizations in the world such as Google Ad Sense, Google Affiliate Network, Rakuten LinkShare Corporation, Chitika, Inc., Share A Sale, media.net, Blip TV, YouTube, MGM Resorts International, Advertising.com part of AOL Advertising.com Group, Amazon, Career Builder, Lijit Networks Inc., and many more.

About Diversity News Magazine: Is an award-winning consumer news magazine covering World News, Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Awards, Movies, Concerts, Sports, Red Carpet Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received the Exoti Media Award. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine

About The NCLR ALMA Awards:
Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film, and music.  The show is an integral part of NCLR’s mission to create greater opportunities for Hispanic families in the United States.  As a national prime-time television special with a cause, the NCLR ALMA Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of Latinos. For more information please visit http://www.almaawards.com

About Diversity News Publications: Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a news/entertainment multimedia firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine and owns Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News Productions and many more. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com

 

Source: World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
Graphic credit to:  NCLR ALMA Awards 

Esteban Escobar Hot 500 Yahoo! Contributor for the Month of March 2012

Congratulations to our Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar for been one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012 of Yahoo! Contributor Network.

His articles, photos and videos are published on Voices.Yahoo.com

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About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:

Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist). Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month while growing each day. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar and the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies.
Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for The Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.
Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar receives the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com, Esteban Steven Escobar Blog or his IMDB at Esteban Steven Escobar IMDB

Editor’s Note: We want to congratulate Esteban Escobar for his contributions Yahoo Voices of the Yahoo Contributor Network. We are so proud of his accomplishments.

Allison Iraheta of American Idol Season 8 attended The 17th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Luncheon

On Friday, March 5, 2010 The 17th Annual Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Week Shttps://web.archive.org/web/20100810080500/tudent Filmmakers Luncheon was held at The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel from 10 am to 2pm.

The MMPA presented students with financial awards for their film projects. The event was hosted by Chris Schauble, KNBC-4 Los Angeles News Anchor.

The students were expected to meet this year 82nd Academy Award Nominees: Lee Daniels, and the cast of “Precious” Gabourey Sidibe, Monique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Anika Noni Rose (The Frog Princess), Aaron Quinn, (The Blind Side) Tom Ford and David Scaerce (A Single Man) Kimberley Myers and Shelly Jo Reesman. The expected celebrities guests were Colin Firth, Morgan FreemanSandra Bullock , Carrey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Tami Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Henry Selick, Jon Musker, Ron Clements, Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Robert Kenner, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, Elise Pearlstein, Stephen Bognar, Gregori J Martin , Tivi Magnusson, Joel & Ethan Coen and more.

Some of the celebrities the attended were Singer Allison Iraheta, Model Sophie Turner, Actress Lily Collins, Actor Quinton Aaron, Ray McKinnon, Model Derek Pratt, Nurse Cherilyn Lee, Actor Lorenzo Lamas and fiance Shawna Craig.

About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA):
Is a 501 © 3 non-profit arts that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. For more information visit http://www.thediversityawards.org