Monthly Archives: December 2015

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg square off to show who’s the best dad

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Photo used with permission from Paramount Pictures

What do you get when you put funny man Will Ferrell and well- known dramatic actor Mark Wahlberg together? If you guessed a seriously fun family movie, then you would be correct. The two actors star in the movie Daddy’s Home

DADDY’S HOME” is the story of a mild-mannered radio executive played by Will Ferrell who strives to become the best stepdad to his new wife’s two children. As the children’s Each day he attempts to get closer to them and begins to feel things finally working, when complications arise with the arrival of the kids normally absent real father. Mark Wahlberg plays a freewheeling and freeloading character who has a hidden agenda to get back into the family he left.

Although it has been a while since Wahlberg’s character has seen his kids, it appears he has had a sudden change of heart and wants to do all he can to make things right or has he? Is he there for the good of all or is he back to his old tricks and simply up to no good. His presence somehow interferes with his ex-wife’s current family life, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids against their stepdad.

This film is funny and will resonate with all families, but especially blended families as the natural father and stepfather each try to come together to have family harmony within the household. Kids and parents will enjoy the journey and definitely identify with the trials and tribulations of having a dysfunctional family.

DADDY’S HOME opens nationwide on December 25!! This is the perfect movie to go and see and sure to be a story for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit: www.daddyshomemovie.com.

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The NYWIFT Muse Awards in NY on December 10, 2015

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Photo used with permission for New York Women in Film & Television

Women in the film and television industry is a continuously growing thing and organizations like New York Women in Film and Television exists to keep the goals of these women of all ages empowered. As more young people enter film schools, there is a demand for professionals and mentors to be available to provide the resources needed to go to the next level.

On December 10, 2015, NYWIFT, which stands for New York Women in Film and Television led their annual Muse Awards. This year marked the 35th year for the annual event which is normally held at the NY Hilton hotel in their gran ballroom on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Each year, the awards show honors women known for their outstanding vision and achievement in the film world.

 The Muse Awards 2015 honorees included actors Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner and Patricia Clarkson, as well television executive Sarah Barnett, (President and General Manager, BBC America) and film executive Victoria Alonso, (Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Marvel Studios). In addition to these 5 awards, there was additional award to be given called Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award. This award was presented to Actress Lizz Winstead by Loreen Arbus.

CBS Commentator Nancy Giles was the emcee the afternoon events and each recipient delivered a hopeful and empowering speech to women in film and television. The 2015 awards ceremony was indeed a success as with previous years so there is no doubt that the 2016 programs will be on quite a few calendars s one of the must-attend events of the season. For more information about NYWIFT, visit their website.

 

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