Immigration Comedy Feature Film FOR HERE OR TO GO? to have Canadian Premiere at IFFSA Toronto

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

Like many individuals faced by the realities of America’s troubled immigration system, Silicon Valley-set feature film For Here or To Go? is heading to Canada. After a World Premiere at San Jose’s CINEQUEST, just voted the #1 film festival by USA Today readers, For Here or To Go? has its Canada Premiere at the International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) in Toronto, which is the biggest South Asian film festival in North America. The film had three sold out screenings & was selected for an encore at Cinequest, watch audience response:

For Here or To Go? is the story of Vivek Pandit, an aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur who is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when the potential employers realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. As Vivek struggles to find a way to extend his visa, the film finds lighthearted humor in the bizarre circumstances that make up the reality of life for a “temporary alien worker” – such as engineers who drive BMWs but don’t buy living room furniture, knowing they must always be ready to pack and leave.

At the time the script was being completed, a prominent billboard near San Francisco International Airport appealed to the population of tech workers in limbo, “H1-B Problems? PIVOT to CANADA.” Indeed, Canada was the world’s first country to establish a Start-Up Visa, which has been discussed in America for years and still has yet to be implemented.

In November 2014, President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform included a call to action for Congress to resolve the real-life issues highlighted in the film, which is endorsed by high-profile members of the tech community such as Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger and Vivek Wadhwa, author of The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.

While conversations on the issue of high-skilled reform have been sparked anew in Congress, there is no set timeline and no guarantee that this time will be any different from the talks of reform that have come in waves since the tech boom.

For Here or To Go? is in a position to leverage its humor and charming cast into a global conversation-starter that is relatable to anyone who leaves their home in pursuit of a better life. The independent film benefits from a solid cast who have united to put a human face to a too-often political conversation.

Ali Fazal propels the film in the lead role of Vivek Pandit, hot off a cameo role in Furious 7 but well known to Bollywood audiences from hit films like 3 Idiots and Fukrey. His romantic interest is played by the beautiful Melanie Kannokada, who appears next in HBO’s The Brink with Jack Black. Joining the ensemble are National Award-winner Rajit Kapur (The Making of the Mahatma), brilliant newcomer Amitosh Nagpal (Besharam), and beloved character actors Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots, The Office) & Samrat Chakrabarti (Midnight’s Children, 30 Rock)

Directed by first-time filmmakers, director Rucha Humnabadkar & Writer/Producer Rishi S Bhilawadikar, “For Here or To Go?” is the first of its kind: a slice of life capturing the zeitgeist as told first-hand by Indian immigrants with day jobs living and working on employer visas in the Bay Area tech community, who continue to find the course of their & millions of other lives deeply impacted by America’s immigration policy.

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PipelineFX’s Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past

Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer’s time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX‘s powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.

Part of the TVA Group, Vision Globale is one of Canada’s largest providers of film production services, with businesses ranging from studio hire to stereoscopic conversion. Its visual effects division alone employs over 100 people, and has worked on blockbusters including “Resident Evil: Retribution”, “The Colony”, “La Belle et la Bête” – and, of course, the X-Men franchise.

Although much of its VFX work is created using Maya and the Arnold renderer, the studio makes use of a wide range of other software, including 3D applications Houdini, Softimage and 3ds Max, compositing package Nuke, gaseous fluid dynamics engine FumeFX, and simulation tool Golaem Crowd, all running on a mixture of operating systems. To complicate matters still further, Vision Globale’s hundreds of render nodes are also used for transcoding work, creating a potentially production-breaking tangle of tools and job types.

To manage the complexity, the studio relies on Qube! to streamline the process of installing and maintaining software. “We can use simple commands to install applications on every node on the farm, or update with newly released code,” says Hans Payer, Vision Globale’s Pipeline and 3D Animation Developer. “In a few minutes, we can set up and maintain our entire render farm.”

For Payer, another crucial benefit of Qube! is the Python API, which enables the studio to define its own custom job types. “The ability to write job types allows us to tailor our implementation to our specific needs,” he says. “Since [those] needs change constantly, we constantly refine, alter and optimize each job type’s code. We never feel limited, since we have 100% control over calculations.”

This power to customize job types on the fly also makes it easy to integrate new software into the pipeline. When Vision Globale adopted Golaem Crowd for “Race”, “24” director Stephen Hopkins’ upcoming biopic of Jesse Owens, it chose to integrate it into its existing Maya job type rather than creating a new one. “It allows us to centralize all the logic for Maya processes into one location,” says Payer. “Sharing common tasks between different types of processes, such as rendering, caching and simulation, simplifies the implementation.”

Another recent addition to the pipeline is Houdini, which the studio used on “Fallen”, a new romantic fantasy by Oscar-nominated director Scott Hicks. With it, the studio’s technical directors can create complex effects trees, running to many hundreds of nodes. “We had to find ways to distribute [all the associated] tasks, like processing caches, simulations, renders, composites and file conversions with complex dependencies,” says Payer. “Centralizing [everything] into one Qube! job type simplifies the code and facilitates its maintenance.”

Qube! even allows technical directors to automate their work, as Payer explains. “I gave one of our Houdini TDs a quick course on how to submit jobs to Qube! programmatically. With that information, he managed to code his entire workflow. He would send a Maya process to Qube! that would then dynamically build Houdini scenes to simulate and render his final work. Minimizing manual tasks [meant he was able] to avoid errors, streamline his flow, and deliver sooner.”

This power to condense complex, multi-application workflows into simple render farm operations is crucial to Vision Globale’s ability to deliver visual effects shots to the high standards of quality demanded by blockbuster movies.

“We always aim to push any long or tedious process to the farm,” says Payer. “Thanks to Qube!, our artists are able to submit hundreds of tasks quickly and effortlessly, enabling them to concentrate on creating effects, not managing computations.”

About Qube!™ and Smart Farming™

Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.

About PipelineFX

As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Qube! runs on more than 30,000 render nodes at over 700 customers in 51 countries and is used to render film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education media. Clients include Apple, Arc Productions, Base FX, BBC, Cinesite, Deluxe, Digital District, Dyson, Efilm, Electronic Arts, Google, HBO, Hasbro, L.M.U., Lockheed Martin, Method Studios, MPC, NBC Sports, Next Media Animation, Nvidia, NHK, NYU, Original Force, Pratt Institute, Procter & Gamble, ReelFX, South Park Studios, SVA, Target, Technicolor and many others. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, HI, and has offices in Los Angeles, London, Portland, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.

About Vision Globale

Vision Globale/TVA Group is the most important Canadian-owned company providing services related to the film and television industries. Its offer covers the full range of requirements: in studios, camera and lighting rental; post-production; visual effects and 3D animation; sound, and production and management of assets for distribution and broadcast through film, television, internet and mobile networks.

Classic Horror Films

There is nothing like watching a classic (a classic horror film that is). Horror films have always been intriguing which is why horror is actually an adaptation of a good drama.
Whether it is the chills that run up and down our spines as we watch these films or the jolts of energy and suspense that we feel as we watch them, there is nothing that comes close to a good old classic horror film.
The horror films from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s are extremely different from todays horror flicks. The earlier movies relied more on story, casting and characters to create truly suspenseful and horrific movies whereas after that, movies were basically made to cut up people and show as much gore as possible through special effects. Only a few modern horror films actually take the time to develop and create a worthwhile storyline and plot.
The 1920s Dracula
Before vampires sparkled, they were scary. Dracula is the greatest real vampire movie of all time, telling the story of Count Dracula as he reunites with his long lost soul mate, Mina. Minas Fianc and professor try to save Mina from the evil grasp of Count Dracula who is trying to make her his eternal soul mate by stealing what is left of her life and soul.
The 1940s The Wolfman
While wolves often look cute and cuddly, by nature, they are very different. The Wolfman tells the story of Larry Talbot who defeats the beast but is bitten before doing so. The wolfs mother comes to Larry to prepare him for the truth that he too will turn into a savage beast in the moment that there is a full moon.
The 1950s Vertigo
This tempting criminal horror film revolves around a trauma that a detective has suffered. As a result he must retire and he finds himself falling for a mystery woman. An old friend hires this detective for some private eye work, but discovers that the wife he is investigating seems to be much more supernatural than he could have ever suspected. Vertigo has a traditional plot but how the movie is delivered with convincing acting, no special effects are needed to prove the horrific nature of the wifes acts. Pay attention to the detail and the cinematographic tricks that are used to create this inspiring horror film.
The Blob
Another classic horror film is The Blob. Nowadays it may be reverting more to the cheesy side of horror films, but this flick certainly made its viewers jump back in the day. This story revolves around a shapeless mass that expands as it conquers each victim. The ending is too good to tell and the climax of this movie makes it one of the best classic horror films of all time.

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Romantic Comedies for the Sentimental and Humorous

Unlike most movie genres, romantic comedies are one that can be enjoyed by any. You do not need to be afraid since it does not give you the chills horror movies do; you do not need to be bored over lengthy dramas that only has an ending after long; and you definitely do not need to be on your toes all the time like how crime shows does. Romantic comedies are a combination of the good aspects of both romantic movies and comedy movies.


Romantic movies in general are designed to warm the heart as it touches you with the attraction between two people, or more. There is usually some form of obstacle that occurs between the characters, and the movie would usually show how they overcome the obstacles to show their love for one another. Some of these movies have happy endings, while others may opt for sad endings. Sometimes, it is the bittersweet ones that catch the hearts of many, as it pulls you in emotionally with the characters. Women are usually big fans of these types of movies, as well as anyone who loves sentimental stories.


Comedy, on the other hand, is the type of genre that is made to make you laugh, and for some, keep your mind off stressful matters with a good laugh. Comedic scenes can be created by exaggerating some situation, using languages in a humorous way, the interaction between characters, or simply the character’s actions and personality itself. Comedies can be enjoyed by anyone so long they are in for a good laugh.


When comedy is incorporated into romance, people do not just laugh away or get touched by scenes; they have their time of their lives seeing how romance can spark. The two different movie genres mixed into one movie makes scenes more memorable as two strong emotions of love and humor are stirred among viewers.




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Lemonlight Media, LA-Based Record-Breaking Video Marketing Company, Goes Bi-Coastal with Official Opening of New York Office

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2015

Lemonlight Media is celebrating its record-breaking industry success by going bi-coastal. The Los Angeles based video marketing company, which creates high-quality video content for local businesses at affordable prices, officially opened its first New York office on March 1, 2015.

In-Stream PreRoll ads, the primary service offered by Lemonlight Media, have proven to convert higher than any other digital media medium available on the market today. The industry ‘Average Click Through Rate for In-Stream Ads’ is currently reported at 0.46 percent by Lemonlight Media has accomplished an ‘Average Click Through Rate’ of 3 to 5 percent, which is 10 times higher than the industry average.

In addition to far surpassing average industry statistics, Lemonlight Media is proud to report its highest sales revenue to date in the month of February, 2015—further confirmation to why they were voted one of the “Top 10 Companies Blowing Away the Competition” by MeetAdvisors.

“With the launch of our New York office, we have an opportunity to make significant breakthroughs for small businesses across the country,” says Lemonlight co-founder, Hope Horner. “The density of this market, in particular, has the opportunity to deliver even better results for our clients by delivering more hyper-targeted views in a smaller geographical area than ever before.”

Much of Lemonlight’s success can be attributed to their unique sales techniques and affordable services. By teaming up with film industry leaders, Lemonlight produces commercials for as low as $ 900 that can be filmed in as little as four hours. In addition to advertising, the videos are sharable on various platforms including the client’s website, social media channels, and email marketing platforms.

“Creating quality projects is the most important element to me,” says Lemonlight co-founder Daniel Marlow. “Bringing the business’s story to life and delivering that message to their audience is something truly special. It goes beyond the commercial— these are real people and their real stories.”

With Lemonlight Media’s new office location in New York, the company now services all of the country’s major metros including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, DC, Atlanta, Miami, and Dallas.

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Lemonlight Media was created by a talented team including: Hope Horner, an entrepreneur recognized for her success by multiple publications including Angeleno Magazine, KABC and Extra!; Daniel Marlow, an award-winning director, influential producer and passionate filmmaker; and Chad Rogers, a sales maven and business development guru largely recognized in the Silicon Beach community. Lemonlight opened its doors in April of 2014 and since inception, Lemonlight has produced more than 600 videos across the country, generating millions of online views for its clientele.

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InnerCat Music Group Releases New Video By FincaFusion “La Golddigger”

Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 17, 2015

FINCAFUSION releases the official video for the new single “La Golddigger”. The video, which debuted on the digital video platform,, last November, was filmed at the Flamingo Theatre Bar in Miami, Florida. The video includes the special participation of model Camila Hernandez, daughter of FincaFusion’s producer and musical director Marco Hernandez.

“La Golddigger”, the video, was directed by Anthony Velazquez (Mako Media Art) under the label InnerCat Music Group. Composed by Dominican songwriter Marco Hernandez, “La Golddigger” is the second single released by FincaFusion, while recording their first full-length album at Live House Studios (Miami). The single was produced by Hernandez and mixed by engineer Mariano Aponte.

In recent years, traditional bachata and merengue have transcended the borders of the Dominican Republic, to become greatly recognized international rhythms; and Marco Hernanez has brilliantly re-defined the style by incorporating elements of rock, R&B, Caribbean and African music. During 2014, Harnandez, has embarked in developing FincaFusion as well as writing captivating tunes that are, both, socially conscious and incredibly romantic. His unique blend of traditional Latin genres (i.e. merengue, salsa and bachata), contemporary sounds and topics set him apart from many.

Thus far, FincaFusion has incorporated over 50 new compositions to its catalog, some of which are in Spanish and English, leading to collaborations with internationally renowned artists.

FincaFusion is aiming to reach a broad audience throughout Europe, Latin America, and even the Far East by aggressively marketing this upcoming album.


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Starpoint Resort Group Highlights Exciting Las Vegas Vacation Activities

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 04, 2015

Starpoint Resort Group can be considered one of the leading examples of a high-class vacation provider, and truly does provide a top of the line experience for those planning their upcoming luxury vacations. It’s no secret that when choosing a destination, many travelers hope to find a place where there are a lot of different activities to choose from. All those out there looking for a perfect pick no matter what season it is will enjoy Las Vegas— Nevada’s true gem. Here are just a few of the top attractions to choose from while visiting.

Las Vegas is known for being an entertainment powerhouse, and provides travelers with a multitude of different things to enjoy during their visit. No matter what type of show is being looked for, Starpoint Resort Group shares that there is something for everyone. All those who hope to see some amazing acrobatics and stunts like they have never seen before will enjoy attending one of the many Cirque Du Soleil performances. Different casinos on the Strip each offer shows to choose from, including top favorites like Ka or O. There are some that even incorporate music from the legends of the past, like The Beatles Love, which is found at the Mirage, or Michael Jackson One, which is found at the Mandalay Bay.

Many travelers find during their stay in Las Vegas that they hope to catch a comedy show or two. Las Vegas is home to many amazing comedians, some of whom even have a residency at a resort or casino, meaning that there will be multiple chances to catch these comedians performing their acts live. Starpoint Resort Group shares that fans of famous comedian Carrot Top will want to stop by the Luxor Resort & Casino to see his variety of prop comedy along with hilarious joke telling during his act.

There are a lot of comedians who tour through the area as well and for the month of February The Venetian is one casino that seems to have all the best names in comedy stopping by. On the 7th, Lisa Lampanelli will be bringing her brassy brand of humor to the stage. On Valentine’s Day, Chelsea Lately star Loni Love will be headlining. And last but not least, at the end of the month, comic legend Roseanne Barr will be appearing on the 28th.

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