Anis Maknojia is relatively new to the film scene, but is already making waves as someone to watch. His production company, Land Ahoy! Films, produces films and works with other creative talents to showcase the best in breakthrough talent from across the globe. Besides being passionate about creating art, Anis is an advocate for animal rights, LGBTQ rights and more diversity in film. He holds mental health awareness and finding a cure for multiple sclerosis close to his heart because he has family and friends that suffer from these issues.
Dr. Sam Muslin is one of the most acclaimed dentists in the US, with a career that spans forty years. He approaches his work and his life with a philosophy that considers the health and well-being of the whole person rather than just focusing on the problem in front of him. Dr. Sam Muslin created non-invasive and non-surgical revolutionary methods that transform faces while simultaneously improving underlying dental health issues.
After spending most of her career as a nurse in a level two trauma center, Catherine Bybee began writing romance novels in 2008. She has since written thirty-four books with massive success, landing on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. In 2016, Catherine’s home was caught in a California wildfire. This real-life event served as the inspiration for her powerful new novel, My Way To You, that tells a story of hope and renewal. In talking about her real experience and the book that came out of it, one thing stands out: Catherine wants to spread hope.
Powerful U is a revolutionary personal evolution company founded by James and Steph Purpura that is focused on improving the human condition. Their goal is to “improve the lives of billions of people,” one person at a time. According to James and Steph, “Everything you are, everything you see, everything you experience, is determined by perception. It is your emotions that give your life the only meaning it has.” The philosophy behind Powerful U is that no person has ever made a bad decision. People make what they believe to be the best decision for themselves based on the information they have.
Growing up in Russia, Vera’ Spiller’s earliest influences were that of classic Russian literature. Her debut novel, Pride and Punishment, is an impassioned look at the revolutionary deeds of the famous men and women in Russian literary history, the violent conspiracies they hatched and their successes and failures in the process of creating what they believed would be an improved Russia. Vera has taken classic Russian authors and combined them into a fictitious story of history and rebellion. With twists and turns, she speaks of a revolution that left society stunned and the people behind the unrest to face the consequences of their actions.
Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice in society and renowned novelist, Rich Marcello, is out to firmly change this in his latest novel The Latecomers. Rich is the author of four novels (The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, The Beauty of the Fall, The Latecomers) and the poetry collection The Long Body That Connects Us All. He also teaches creative writing at Seven Bridges’ Writer Collaborative. Rich’s novels are always intelligent, timely and deal with life’s biggest questions including self-discovery, love, loss, and in The Leftovers, aging.
When Tyler Unknown found out he was signed to the record label Star Child Management Group (SCMG), he knew his dreams were starting to become a reality. SCMG, in affiliation with One Mic Productions, are owned and operated out of Delaware with multiple headquarters throughout the United States including Los Angeles and right now pushing into the South Florida demographic. SCMG also has a plethora of global locations including Dubai, Rome, Greece, France, Prague, Croatia and South Korea. Spearheaded by David Bloom, it is one of the most important industry players in the South Florida, Miami it is one of the most reliant labels and management teams.
Randall Mella is a hip hop dancer and choreographer from Edmonton, Alberta. He has competed in world-class competitions such as Hip Hop International, Artists Emerge and World of Dance. Randall has danced on set for the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms and performed alongside Lia Cole for multiple music videos and live shows including a tour in Asia. His dance crew, Cool Giraffes, have made their mark on the hip hop competition scene finishing in first place at Hip Hop International Canada 2019 and in the top ten at Hip Hop International 2018.
Marsha James provides women the motivation to change the game plan of their lives in her debut book, The Making of a Phenomenal Woman: The Ultimate Belief to Move Ahead: Chess or Checkers. Just like planning out the next move in a game of chess or a checkers match, the book is a tactical course of action in effective strategies for the future. Marsha provides actionable steps for self-improvement, triumph and victory. The self-help guide book also gathers anecdotes, excerpts and stories of life-changing experience by women who have become successful in their respective fields.