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Emmy Award Winning Short Story, Jacob’s Turn, Available Nationwide on Comcast On-Demand

A new partnership between Comcast and Sprout Film Festival is enabling several inspirational films, including Emmy Award-winning “Jacob’s Turn,” to be available on Comcast On-Demand.

Orlando, FL – November 5, 2014In 2012, The Emmy® Award winning inspirational short film documentary, “Jacob’s Turn,” was selected to be screened at the Sprout Film Festival in New York, NY.  Now, through a partnership with Comcast, “Jacob’s Turn” and other inspirational films focusing on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be available nationwide through Comcast’s On-Demand service. For the month of November Comcast is including 10 films from The Arc & Sprout Film Festival / Sproutflix free On Demand for all Comcast/Xfinity subscribers.

Jacob’s Turn is a mother’s story of Jacob Titus, her four-year-old boy from the small rural community of Floyds Knobs, Indiana.  Jacob loves to play T-ball, like thousands of kids across the country. Jacob also happens to have Down Syndrome.  The film shows how Jacob’s “turn” at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town. The script for the short film is based on Patricia Titus’ essay she wrote and submitted to the local newspaper.

The film was based out of, and produced in, the Ohio Valley region where the film was submitted for Emmy nomination.  “Jacob’s Turn” received a nomination in the Human Interest – News category, while Nick Nanton and Co-Director Amardeep Kaleka received a nomination in the Director – Short Form category.

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

Others contributing to the project are Nanton’s partners, JW Dicks & Lindsay Dicks, along with Mike Koenigs, Preston Ely, Baeth Davis, Mark Richter, Bill Gough, Richard Seppala, Dr. Scott Schumann, Darrin Mish and Jared Bonshire.

Founded in 2003, The Sprout Film Festival features film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population.

To see Jacob’s Turn and the other films online, visit http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/watch/Sprout-Film-Festival/8164424342502163112/full-episodes#episode=8164424342502163112. Comcast and Xfinity subscribers can view these films on their television by going to “On Demand,” click into the “Specials” folder and then click into the folder labeled “Disability Awareness.” At the top of that page click on the folder labeled “Sprout Film Festival.”

Learn more at www.jacobsturn.com/the-mission and http://www.entrepreneursfoundation.com/

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CelebrityFilms™ and Leading Entrepreneurs to Produce Documentary on Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation

Orlando, FL – October 9, 2014CelebrityFilms™, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis.  Several leading entrepreneurs from various industries have joined CelebrityFilms™ as Executive Producers, to help the film come to fruition. The as yet unnamed documentary film will focus on Peter Diamandis and his approach to taking on the world’s biggest problems through philanthropy and innovation.

Executive Producers of this film include Nick Nanton, JW Dicks, Richard Seppala,

Mike Conlon, Josh Felber, Peter D’Arruda, Chuck Boyce, John Pollock, Clay Dugas and Craig Lack.

Peter Diamandis was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis’  XPrize Foundation leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight which led to the formation of Virgin Galactic with visionary entrepreneur and billionaire, Richard Branson. The Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. Diamandis is also the co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity’s grand challenges. He is coauthor of the New York Times best selling hardcover book Abundance—The Future Is Better Than You Think (www.AbundanceTheBook.com) that was #2 on the NYTimes List and #1 on Amazon.  Learn more about Peter Diamandis at http://www.diamandis.com/

3-TimeEmmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., will be leading the film team as Director of the documentary. Principal photography began in July 2014 and will continue filming throughout the year at various locations.

To learn more about CelebrityFilms™, please visit http://celebrityfilms.com

About CelebrityFilms™:

CelebrityFilms™ is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy.  Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 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 and Entrepreneurs International Partner To Create Entrepreneur Center For Indigenous Mexicans

Entrepreneurs International Foundation is proud to partner with Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency and CelebrityFilms to create a new entrepreneur center and subsequent documentary film in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Orlando, FL – August 21, 2014Entrepreneurs International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes, is joining with CelebrityFilms™ and the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency® to produce a new documentary film, “Armonia,” chronicling the journey of indigenous students in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Entrepreneurs International will be joining with Armonia U.S. Inc, a non profit 501 (c)(3) corporation in the United States designed to support programs abroad committed to working with the poor to bring about Christian Transformation, empowerment and a better life. CelebrityFilms™ will document the journeys of several Armonia Indigenous Mexican Scholars (AIMS) students in Oaxaca, Mexico. The AIMS program provides an opportunity for poor Indian (indigenous Mexican) teenagers in the Sierra Madre mountains of Southern Mexico to obtain a High School education, and a chance for University education in Mexico City.

Entrepreneurs Internation will also spearhead the creation of a new entrepreneur center that will be made possible through generous contributions (financially and physically) of several leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs from across the glove, and organized by the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®. The documentary film will be under the direction of 3-time Emmy Award winning Director, Nick Nanton and Emmy Award winning Producer JW Dicks.

“This is all about finding a way that we can create sustainable centers where people can come together, create community and create a better life for themselves, their children, their children’s children and beyond that,” remarked Nick Nanton. “Saul Cruz (Founder of the Armonia organization) has figured out how to crack the code to give even the poorest of the poor, the most hopeless of the hopeless and the most helpless of the helpless the mindset where they can have success.”

Learn more about this project at http://vimeo.com/user9314050/review/102582514/72a32ef312

Learn more about Armonia U.S. Inc. at http://www.armoniaus.org/

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 3-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy.  Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 400 television episodes and more than a dozen films.

Learn more at http://celebrityfilms.com

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Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, signs on to Produce Documentary on Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation

Orlando, FL – June 17, 2014CelebrityFilms®, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis.  The documentary film will focus on Diamandis and his approach to taking on the world’s biggest problems through philanthropy and innovation.

Diamandis was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis’  XPrize Foundation leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight which led to the formation of Virgin Galactic with visionary entrepreneur and billionaire, Richard Branson. The Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. Diamandis is also the co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Diamandis is coauthor of the New York Times best selling hardcover book Abundance—The Future Is Better Than You Think (www.AbundanceTheBook.com) that was #2 on the NYTimes List and #1 on Amazon. He has founded or co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including the Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.

Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. Diamandis’ personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

Learn more about Peter Diamandis at http://www.diamandis.com/

3-TimeEmmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., will be leading the film team as Director and Producer of the documentary. Principal photography will begin this month and will continue filming throughout the year at various locations.

To learn more about CelebrityFilms®, please visit http://celebrityfilms.com

About CelebrityFilms®:

CelebrityFilms® is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy.  Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 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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Emmy Award Winning Short Story, Jacob’s Turn, Available Nationwide on Comcast On-Demand

A new partnership between Comcast and Sprout Film Festival is enabling several inspirational films, including Emmy Award-winning “Jacob’s Turn,” to be available on Comcast On-Demand. Orlando, FL – November 5, 2014 – In 2012, The Emmy® Award winning inspirational short film documentary, […]

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CelebrityFilms™ and Leading Entrepreneurs to Produce Documentary on Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation

Orlando, FL – October 9, 2014 – CelebrityFilms™, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis.  Several leading entrepreneurs […]

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CelebrityFilms and Entrepreneurs International Partner To Create Entrepreneur Center For Indigenous Mexicans

Entrepreneurs International Foundation is proud to partner with Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency and CelebrityFilms to create a new entrepreneur center and subsequent documentary film in Oaxaca, Mexico. Orlando, FL – August 21, 2014 – Entrepreneurs International Foundation, a not for […]

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Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, signs on to Produce Documentary on Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation

Orlando, FL – June 17, 2014 – CelebrityFilms®, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis.  The documentary film […]

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