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12Apr/120

Actor Elijah Wood Joins Ringling College of Art and Design Student Filmmakers at Ringling Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab January 23rd and 24th

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2012

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that actor Elijah Wood is participating in the Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab on January 23rd and 24th. The Studio Lab is a collaboration between Ringling College and Future of Films, LLC.

Elijah Wood was a critically acclaimed actor by age 9, now known best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jacksons stunning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mr. Woods has been successful in resisting typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Elijah Wood continues to challenge himself with roles spanning the spectrum of style and genre.

Wood is currently in production on Franck Khalfoun's re-make of the thriller "Maniac." Wood stars as Frank Zito, a serial killer who works in an antique shop that sells mannequins, and preys on women after years of abuse from his mad mother. Wood will soon be seen among an ensemble cast in "Celeste and Jesse Forever," a Rashida Jones and Will McCormack film that will be screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Wood will play a metrosexual co-worker of Celeste, who masquerades as her gay friend.

In the summer of 2011, Wood was seen in his first TV series, "Wilfred,"on FX which ran for 13 episodes straight. The show is a U.S. remake of the Australia hit sitcom which was adapted by Family Guy writer David Zuckerman and revolves around a guy (Wood), a girl, and a mixed-breed dog named Wilfred, which Zuckerman describes as part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender. The series was recently picked up for another season.

We are looking forward to Elijah Wood sharing his experience with our filmmaking students, said Ringling College president Dr. Larry R. Thompson. He has been the central lead in an impressive roster of fine film and television projects and his unique viewpoint as one of the younger actors to have worked with our students. Having grown up in the business, Elijah has an incredible amount of experience for someone his age and we think he will be a particularly insightful guest for our students.

Mr. Wood will be hosting a private screening and discussion of selected clips for Ringling College students on Monday, January 23 from 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. and another session for invited guests on Tuesday, January 24 from 5-7 p.m.. Both events will be held at the Ringling College Academic Center Auditorium. Media is invited to attend either Q&A session. RSVPS are required.

The Ringling College digital filmmaking academic program now in its fifth year is ranked as one of the top 25 film schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. Since its inception in 2010, the Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab has hosted film and media luminaries including James Woods, Edward Burns, Werner Herzog, Bill Paxton, Martha Stewart, Andy Garcia, Paul Schiff, Oren Moverman, Ben Foster, Steve Michelsen, and Ed Carroll. The 2011-2012 Studio Lab is made possible in part thanks to corporate support from PNC Wealth Management (https://www.pncsites.com/wealthinsight/), Sarasota Magazine (http://www.sarasotamagazine.com) and Biz941 (http://www.Biz941.com).

The Ringling Studio Lab was established two years ago and is a unique program that has as its goal the integration of Ringlings top tier academic program with industry leading film and TV projects. Last year, the Studio Lab assisted in the production of Anna Paquins movie FREE RIDE. We are very lucky to host Elijah. He is extraordinarily talented and involved in all aspects of filmmaking. We are all looking forward to learning from him and hope that, in the future, we can work with him on one of his many projects, said David Shapiro, co-founder of Future of Films, LLC.

Mr. Woods Biography follows the press release.

About Ringling College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 13 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film-making, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking, and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Business of Art & Design. Located in Sarasota on Floridas Gulf Coast, the picturesque 48-acre campus now includes more than 110 buildings, and enrolls 1,368 students from 42 states and 53 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. http://www.Ringling.edu

About Future of Films, LLC.

Future of Films leverages unique opportunities in media production and content as the old models rapidly change, focusing on convergences between traditional and new media. Co-founders Sam Logan (Sarasota) and David Shapiro (New York) are bringing to bear their extensive relationships in the film and TV industry to provide for rapid development of the Ringling Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, a groundbreaking project that combines education with film development. The Studio Lab is designed to provide Ringling College of Art and Design students have hands-on experience with top-tier directors, producers, writers, and cinematographers as well as to help Sarasota become an integral part of the film industry.

ELIJAH WOOD BIO

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Elijah Wood continues to challenge himself with roles spanning the spectrum of style and genre.

Wood is currently in production on Franck Khalfoun's re-make of the thriller "Maniac." Wood stars as Frank Zito, a serial killer who works in an antique shop that sells mannequins, and preys on women after years of abuse from his mad mother.

Wood will soon be seen among an ensemble cast in "Celeste and Jesse Forever," a Rashida Jones and Will McCormack film that will be screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Wood will play a metrosexual co-worker of Celeste, who masquerades as her gay friend.

In the summer of 2011, Wood was seen in his first TV series, "Wilfred,"on FX which ran for 13 episodes straight.The show is a U.S. remake of the Australia hit sitcom which was adapted by Family Guy vet David Zuckerman and revolves around a guy (Wood), a girl, and a mixed-breed dog named Wilfred, which Zuckerman describes as part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.

Wood recently wrapped production in New Zealand on Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" where he will be reprising his role as Frodo. He has also completed work as Ben Gunn" in Stewart Harcourt's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" alongside Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland. The two part four hour miniseries will be airing on SKY TV in the UK in December 2011 and on the SyFy channel in the US in 2012. Alan Moloney is producing with Steve Barron directing. Wood was also seen in the short Fight for your Right Revisited directed by Adam Yauch and starring John C. Reilly and Seth Rogen, which premiered in Sundance this year.

Wood can soon be heard lending his voice alongside Robin Williams and Pink in the sequel "Happy Feet 2" which will be released in 3D on November 18, 2011. He also will be voicing the character Beck in Tron: Uprising due out in 2012.

Wood was also seen in Galt Niederhoffer's "The Romantics" opposite an all-star cast including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Malin Ackerman and Adam Brody. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2009, Wood gave his voice to the Shane Acker animated film "9" produced by Tim Burton. The Focus

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4Jul/110

Ted DeCagna Graphic Design Receives 24th Design Award; Launches Expanded Web Site

Ted DeCagna Graphic Design Receives 24th Design Award; Launches Expanded Web Site










Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) November 14, 2008

Ted DeCagna, award winning graphic designer and owner of Ted DeCagna Graphic Design, located in Cranford, NJ, has re-launched his company's newly revised and improved website at http://www.tdgraphicdesign.net. The new, fast loading site is arranged so that the user can easily view high quality samples of professional graphic design, business logo design, and brochure design. His firm also handles common corporate needs such as web site design, print advertising, event invitations, business stationery, and package design.

With Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Art Direction from the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Ted has been a graphic designer for 28 years. Ted began his career in New York as a Design Director for several notable design firms. Ted has also taught design courses at Pratt Institute.

What contributes to the uniqueness of a Ted DeCagna design is the integration of Ted's rare, custom hand- lettering, award winning typography skills, combined with his state of the art digital skills, including custom photography. As a result, he has received an outstanding 94% approval rating from his clients, who choose from several first-rate design options with every assignment.

Ted's work spans 22 different industries, including real estate, medical, transportation and warehousing, construction, computer software, restaurant, and even politics. His clients have included Dun & Bradstreet, Veeco Services (transportation and warehousing), Mobil Oil, Anderson Consulting, Worden & Green, Century 21 Real Estate, Rahway Cancer Center, New Brunswick Cardiology Group, Little Jimmy's Italian Ice, Simpson & Brown Marine & Land Construction and many more.

Ted DeCagna's business philosophy is simple. What draws his clients and keeps them as clients is Ted's high standards; "award winning creativity, and competitive rates." "We can handle all aspects of promoting our client's business or product from beginning to end by crafting creative design, effective copywriting, dynamic photography and we deliver exquisite quality printing. Ted DeCagna Graphic Design improves his clients' company image or product image by consistently delivering outstanding design."

Ted's success hasn't gone unnoticed within the design industry by honoring him 24 "Awards of Excellence" to date. He has been bestowed 24 Design Awards, 44 graphic designs have been published in ten national design books, including Trademarks 12, The Big Book of Logos, American Corporate Identity 19 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), and The Little Book of Layouts. Most recently, Ted DeCagna received a Best Photography Bronze Medal award for a major transportation company brochure Veeco Services from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey and a second award for the Veeco brochure design is published in American Corporate Identity, 2009.

Ted DeCagna Graphic Design services all of new Jersey and Staten Island and is centrally located in Union County, Cranford, New Jersey.

For more information, contact Ted by phone at 800-311-0222, 908-272-6777 or by e-mail at ted @ tdgraphicdesign.net.

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18Jun/110

Computer Shopper Magazine Announces 24th Annual Shoppers’ Choice Awards

Computer Shopper Magazine Announces 24th Annual Shoppers' Choice Awards










New York, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2010

For the 24th consecutive year, Computer Shopper (http://computershopper.com) has published the results of its comprehensive annual Shoppers’ Choice Awards poll, detailing its visitors’ favorite computers, electronics, and places to buy technology products. The survey asked site visitors to assess the products and technologies of the preceding year in over 50 categories.

"Our Shoppers' Choice Awards recognize companies and products that deliver outstanding technology, value, and service," said John A. Burek, Editor in Chief of Computer Shopper. "This is our version of the People's Choice Awards. We let visitors to ComputerShopper.com—an exceptionally tech-savvy group of computer users—tell us which companies and products they believe are best in class."

The Shoppers' Choice Award winners were announced today at ComputerShopper.com. Reflecting the huge purchasing influence of the Computer Shopper audience, winners were picked across a broad spectrum of categories, including "Best Place to Buy Consumer Electronics," "Best Performance Desktop," and "Best Digital Camera." Thousands of voters voiced their choices, with online balloting open to all ComputerShopper.com visitors.

The winners of Computer Shopper’s 2010 Shoppers' Choice Awards are listed below and can be found online, expanded upon in detail, at http://computershopper.com/feature/the-2010-shoppers-choice-awards.

BEST DESKTOP PCs

Best Gaming/Performance Desktop PC

Alienware Aurora ALX

Best Budget/Midrange Desktop PC

HP Pavilion Series

Best All-in-One PC

Apple iMac Series

Best Small-Form-Factor/Compact PC

HP Slimline Series

Best Place to Buy Desktop PCs

Newegg.com

BEST LAPTOPS & NETBOOKS

Best Desktop-Replacement Laptop

Dell Studio XPS 16

Best Thin-and-Light Laptop

Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro

Best Budget Thin-and-Light Laptop

Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310

Best Ultraportable Laptop

Sony VAIO X-Series

Best Budget Ultraportable

HP Pavilion Dv2 1030us

Best Gaming/Entertainment Laptop

Alienware M17x

Best Business Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad T or X Series

Best Tablet PC

HP Pavilion TX Series

Best Netbook

Asus Eee PC Series

Best Place to Buy Laptops

Newegg.com

BEST PC COMPONENTS & UPGRADES

Best Performance CPU

Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition

Best Budget/Midrange CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E7600

Best PC Case

Cooler Master HAF 922

Best Performance Graphics Card

Nvidia GeForce GTX 295

Best Budget Graphics Card

TIE: Nvidia GeForce GT 240

ATI Radeon HD 5770

Best Place to Buy PC Components and Upgrades

Newegg.com

BEST PRINTERS

Best Multifunction/All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8500

Best Stand-Alone Laser Printer

HP Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025 Series

Best Dedicated Snapshot Printer

HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer

Best Stand-Alone Inkjet Printer

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

Best Place to Buy Printers

Newegg.com

BEST PERIPHERALS

Best LCD Monitor

Samsung SyncMaster T260HD

Best Input Device (Keyboard or Mouse)

TIE: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

Best Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device

Western Digital My Book World Edition

Best Home Networking Product

NetGear WNHDEB111 HD Gaming Wireless N Networking Kit

Best Wireless Router

Linksys WRT400N Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Best Place to Buy Peripherals

Newegg.com

BEST CONSUMER ELECTRONICS GEAR

Best Digital Still Camera

Canon PowerShot S90

Best Digital Camcorder

Sony Handycam HDR-CX12

Best Smartphone

Apple iPhone 3GS (AT&T)

Best Digital Audio Player

Apple iPod Touch

Best E-Book Reader

Amazon Kindle 2

Best Place to Buy Consumer Electronics

Amazon.com

BEST SOFTWARE & SERVICES

Best Productivity Suite

Microsoft Office 2007

Best Photo-Editing Application

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Best Video-Editing Application

Adobe Premiere Pro

Best Internet-Security Program or Suite

Norton Internet Security

Best Online Backup Service

Carbonite

Best Photo Service

Snapfish

Best PC Game

Empire: Total War

Best Place to Buy Software

Amazon.com

BEST OVERALL PRODUCTS, TECHNOLOGIES & SELLERS

Most Innovative Technology or Product of 2009

Windows 7

Best Service and Support

Apple

Best Overall Retail Store to Buy Tech

Best Buy

Best Overall Online Store to Buy Tech

Newegg.com

About Computer Shopper

Computer Shopper is the premier source for actionable product reviews, comparison tools, and buying advice that empowers users to make confident purchasing decisions. http://www.computershopper.com

About SX2 Media Labs, LLC

SX2 Media Labs was founded by David Sills and Barry Schwimmer to serve passionate technology enthusiasts. The company has experienced incredible growth since acquiring ComputerShopper.com from CNET Networks and continues to expand into niche media businesses in related fields.

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