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Short Film “Esperanza” Wins Emmy Award For Outstanding Topical Documentary

The short film documentary “Esperanza” produced by CelebrityFilms® has earned an Emmy® Award Outstanding Topical Documentary.

Orlando, FL – December 5, 2013Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they recently received an Emmy® Award for the short film documentary, “Esperanza.” The film took home the Emmy for Outstanding Topical Documentary. Emmy® Award winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, was also nominated for his contributions as Director. The Emmy® Ceremony was held on November 24, 2013 in Miami, Florida (Sun Coast Region.)

“Esperanza” is the inspirational story of how the Great American Pastime of Baseball led a young ball player to his life’s mission. While playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic in 1985, Dave Valle, a Seattle Mariner’s catcher, was swarmed by young children as most young fans would do. Dave soon realized, however, that an autograph was the last thing they wanted; they wanted food. They were starving, and they weren’t the only ones. The ball park was surrounded by poverty stricken villages. After that eye opening experience Dave and his wife Vicky made a pact to return and make a difference. It was in that moment, Esperanza was born.

The film showcases Esperanza International – an organization that dedicates itself to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. It reveals an in-depth look at Esperanza International’s incredible story and what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.

View the trailer here: http://celebrityfilms.com/our-latest-films

Many talented people helped make this documentary happen. Here are the team members who helped bring the story of “Esperanza” to the screen:

Sound: Adam Bowen

Second Camera: Michael Cardwell

Editors: Amardeep Kaleka and Aviv Rubinstien

Director of Photography: Ramy Romany

Story Producer: Kasey Brennan

Director: Nick Nanton

Executive Producers: James Butler, Tracy Myers, Bill Gough, Rod Polston, Nick Nemeth, Cary Bryson, Luba Winter, David Wolfe, Tim Autrey, John Ledford, Nick Nanton, JW Dicks

To learn more about this film and others, please visit http://celebrityfilms.com

About CelebrityFilms®:

CelebrityFilms® is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Nominated Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton produce multiple syndicated television shows including The Brian Tracy Show, Meet the Experts, The Michael E. Gerber Show, World Fitness Elite, Consumer’s Advocate, The New American Dream and Health & Wellness Today.  Their productions have been nominated for 4 Emmys and they have been awarded 11 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 300 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.

Learn more at http://celebrityfilms.com

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CelebrityFilms Earns Two Emmy Nominations For Short Film “Esperanza”

The short film documentary “Esperanza” produced by CelebrityFilms® has earned two Emmy® Award nominations for Best Direction and Best Topical Documentary.

Orlando, FL – October 11, 2013Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they have received two Emmy® Award nominations for the short film documentary, “Esperanza.” Emmy® Award winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, was once again nominated for his contributions as Director, while the film also garnered a nomination for “Best Topical Documentary.”

“Esperanza” is the inspirational story of how the Great American Pastime of Baseball led a young ball player to his life’s mission. While playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic in 1985, Dave Valle, a Seattle Mariner’s catcher, was swarmed by young children as most young fans would do. Dave soon realized, however, that an autograph was the last thing they wanted; they wanted food. They were starving, and they weren’t the only ones. The ball park was surrounded by poverty stricken villages. After that eye opening experience Dave and his wife Vicky made a pact to return and make a difference. It was in that moment, Esperanza was born.

The film showcases Esperanza International – an organization that dedicates itself to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. It reveals an in-depth look at Esperanza International’s incredible story and what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.

View the trailer here: http://celebrityfilms.com/our-latest-films

Many talented people helped make this documentary happen. Here are the team members who helped bring the story of “Esperanza” to the screen:

Sound: Adam Bowen

Second Camera: Michael Cardwell

Editors: Amardeep Kaleka and Aviv Rubinstien

Director of Photography: Ramy Romany

Story Producer: Kasey Brennan

Director: Nick Nanton

Executive Producers: James Butler, Tracy Myers, Bill Gough, Rod Polston, Nick Nemeth, Cary Bryson, Luba Winter, David Wolfe, Tim Autrey, John Ledford, Nick Nanton, JW Dicks

To learn more about this film and others, please visit http://celebrityfilms.com

About CelebrityFilms®:

CelebrityFilms® is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Nominated Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton produce multiple syndicated television shows including The Brian Tracy Show, Meet the Experts, The Michael E. Gerber Show, World Fitness Elite, Consumer’s Advocate, The New American Dream and Health & Wellness Today.  Their productions have been nominated for 4 Emmys and they have been awarded 11 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 300 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.

Learn more at http://celebrityfilms.com

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Entrepreneurs International Foundation Partners With CelebrityFilms Produce Two New Documentary Films

Entrepreneurs International Foundation is proud to partner with CelebrityFilms and entrepreneurs from around the country to produce two new documentary films.

Orlando, FL – February 18, 2013Entrepreneurs International Foundation (formerly Marketers For Good), a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes, is joining with CelebrityFilms™ to produce two new documentary films, “Esperanza”, and “Mi Casa Hogar.”

“Esperanza” was filmed in the Dominican Republic in 2012, while “Mi Casa Hogar” was filmed in Acapulco, Mexico. “Esperanza” showcases Esperanza International – an organization that dedicates itself to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. The film will reveal an in-depth look at Esperanza International’s incredible story and what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.

Dave Valle, former Major League Baseball catcher, along with his wife Vicky founded the organization in 1995.  Learn more here: http://esperanza.org/home/about-us/founders-story.html. Their mission statement can be found here: http://esperanza.org/home/about-us/mission-statement.html

“Mi Casa Hogar” will reveal an in-depth look at the incredible story of the Casa Hogar children’s home in Acapulco, specifically how the home is providing a nurturing environment with a focus on education in this economically disadvantaged region. Casa Hogar is a children’s home that provides care, shelter, strength, love and hope in a Christian environment for orphaned and abandoned children in Acapulco, Mexico.

The work that the orphanage is doing “is changing the lives of these kids. They are bringing in kids from the streets and providing them with not only food, shelter and education, but most importantly the love of a family environment,” said Director Nick Nanton.  “We are excited that we got to film a movie as well as renovate their library and computer center with hundreds of new books and 10 new computers,” Nanton continued.

Learn more about Casa Hogar at http://micasahogar.org/

Both films are under the direction of Emmy Award winning Director, Nick Nanton.

About Entrepreneurs International Foundation:

Drawing upon the expertise of the top international marketing minds of our time, Entrepreneurs International Foundation (EIF), formerly Marketers For Good, is a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. Utilizing cutting edge business and marketing strategies, EIF brings together top marketing and business minds in order to encourage and lift up those in need.

Entrepreneurs International Foundation is constantly seeking new supporters who are interested in giving back and using their ability to raise money for important causes.

Learn more at http://www.EntrepreneursFoundation.com/

About CelebrityFilms™:

CelebrityFilms™ is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Nominated Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton produce multiple syndicated television shows including The Brian Tracy Show, Meet the Experts, The Michael E. Gerber Show, World Fitness Elite, Consumer’s Advocate, The New American Dream and Health & Wellness Today.  Their productions have been nominated for 2 Emmy’s and they have been awarded 11 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 300 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks & Nanton have been seen in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com and have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well.

Learn more at http://celebrityfilms.com

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Short Film “Esperanza” Wins Emmy Award For Outstanding Topical Documentary

The short film documentary “Esperanza” produced by CelebrityFilms® has earned an Emmy® Award Outstanding Topical Documentary. Orlando, FL – December 5, 2013 – Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they recently received an Emmy® Award for the short film […]

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CelebrityFilms Earns Two Emmy Nominations For Short Film “Esperanza”

The short film documentary “Esperanza” produced by CelebrityFilms® has earned two Emmy® Award nominations for Best Direction and Best Topical Documentary. Orlando, FL – October 11, 2013 – Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they have received two Emmy® […]

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Entrepreneurs International Foundation Partners With CelebrityFilms Produce Two New Documentary Films

Entrepreneurs International Foundation is proud to partner with CelebrityFilms and entrepreneurs from around the country to produce two new documentary films. Orlando, FL – February 18, 2013 – Entrepreneurs International Foundation (formerly Marketers For Good), a not for profit organization dedicated to […]

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