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SOFTWARE NEWS: Picas Inc. recently updated its flagship product Picas to 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.4 for Android OS. This free photo editor app can turn your photos into artworks with more than 50 filter effects, and each week Picas adds 1-3 new art filters. Due to its good performance, Play Store featured this photo editing app from Sep. 30 as editors' choice, which brought more than 300,000 downloads and 4.5 average ratings just in a week.
Cameron Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film ‘Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America’ in Boston
MOVIE NEWS: Cameron Baxter Films has announced the premiere of their film "Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America" which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow.
MOVIE NEWS: (HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on 'Live by Night' - the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros.
SOFTWARE NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Pavaso, a leader in eClosing and Consumer Management technology solutions, announced earlier this year that it has recorded its 2,000th live transaction on the Digital Close platform. In addition, more than 6,500 user accounts have been created in the platform, spanning from mortgage lenders to title/settlement agents to REALTORS and consumers. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo.
COMEDY NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment recently announced the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER.' In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.
BOOK NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on MuseWire.com, an online magazine of the arts (in BETA).
MUSIC NEWS: (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) Released during Spring of 2016, 'The Vault' is the latest release from Bakdraff Entertainment. Seventeen tracks long, it features music that was created by six music producers and 16 artists over the course of several years. It's a provocative collection of music that digs into the Steel City's history. Every street has a vibe and every building has a story.
EZER mobile app connects Californians with trucks to businesses who need stuff picked up and delivered
MOBILE APP NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) EZER, the app that connects those with trucks to businesses or individuals who need their stuff picked up and delivered, was showcased at Apps World North America in Santa Clara, Calif. During the expo, the company offered live demos of the app that allow users to see the entire EZER process through, from beginning to end.
BOOK NEWS: (WARWICK, N.Y.) -- Leaving her comfort zone, having adventurous fun, and being useful are at the heart of Carole Howard's new travel memoir, "Tales of a Silver-Haired Volunteer: Going Far and Giving Back" (ISBN: 978-1619844568). The book documents the author's and her husband's late-in-life volunteer travels to Africa and Asia. Some are funny. Some are serious. Many are both.
MUSIC NEWS: (CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Alt-rock band, The Blue Danes released their debut album "Invisible and Untouchable" on Chicago label Loki Valhalla Productions this Summer. This haunting lyrical masterpiece includes the highly anticipated release of the popular single "Beautiful and Sad," which has earned over 26,000 YouTube views.
AUDIO NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of John Moses' second CD 'Upper Middle Trash,' recorded in front of a live audience. John Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 10 years.
‘The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug’ released by Geek Club Books – an Autistic Hero Comic Book
BOOK NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their interactive digital comic book, 'The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug.' This is the second in their digital and app autistic hero comic series created to help children understand their autistic peers and end the stigma of autism. The comic is downloadable via the Geek Club Books website.
MUSIC NEWS: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Elevation Church, which Outreach Magazine named in 2015 the 15th largest church in America. Pastored by Steven Furtick, the multi-site church with 20,000 weekly attendees calls over a dozen locations home, including its base in Matthews, North Carolina. Elevation Church released its second Kids Worship album, 'One In a Million,' worldwide on April 29.
BOOK NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) 'Little Green' book publisher, Paraphrase, LLC, pledges support for Save The Frogs Day 2016. Did you know there is a 'Save The Frogs Day'? You may have read or heard at some point in the last few years about the alarming rate of disappearance of frogs in the world. While you might ask why this is important, frogs are essential to many ecosystems around the world.
In Time for New Lease Accounting Standards, LeaseAccelerator Adds FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16 Compliance
SOFTWARE NEWS: (GREAT FALLS, Va.) LeaseAccelerator, the leader in Equipment Lease Management software, today announced a new release featuring updated functionality to support the new lease accounting standards introduced by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). With support for FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16, LeaseAccelerator customers can now confidently comply with the financial reporting requirements of the SEC and other international regulators.
FILM AND VIDEO NEWS: (RUSKIN, Fla.) Dream Merchants Entertainment LLC announces production of the 140 minute feature film, 'The Kamasutra Garden,' which takes viewers on a journey to a brothel in Nevada where the girls earn their money by pleasuring men using the Kamasutra techniques. The feature film is based on the acclaimed novel by Riju R. Sam.
SOFTWARE NEWS: (BOULDER, Colo.) TeamSnap, the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of active sports life, today announced that a milestone 10 million coaches, administrators, organizers, parents and players now use its online and mobile apps to streamline group activities.
BOOK NEWS: (WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.) 'The Reflection of Innocence' (ISBN: 978-0692646526), by John Tolliver, is a story that centers on a Navy misfit with the ability to see inside people's souls. Gift or curse? The reader will have to decide. Author Tolliver spent six years working on submarines in the Navy. This experience was followed by a 30+ year career in the nuclear chemistry field.
BOOK NEWS: (JACKSON, Mich.) 'Parched' (ISBN: 978-1530519248; Ant Press), a new mainstream fiction novel by award-winning author, Andrew Branham, depicts a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world where global warming is the villain.
FILM AND VIDEO NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) After directing over a dozen short films, French filmmaker Tristan Convert announced he has directed his first feature, 'SCRATCH,' an original horror comedy starring Daniele Watts ('Django Unchained'), for which he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, to reach $10K for finishing funds. Set in Los Angeles's known-to-be haunted Old Zoo, 'SCRATCH' is one of the first, if not the first, found footage films shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 6.