Hong Kong – Hong Kong films and talent celebrated in Chicago (with photos)

Hong Kong films and talent celebrated in Chicago (with photos)


     Hong Kong films highlighted the closing weekend (April 19 to 21, Chicago time) of Season 18 of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC).
     Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), the boutique film festival presented nine Hong Kong films in the theatre and online under the Hong Kong Cinema Showcase banner.
     Two Hong Kong film talents were honoured on the closing night on April 20 (Chicago time) – legendary actress and singer Rebecca Pan was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while actor Carlos Chan received the Bright Star Award.
     In addition, APUC screened the documentary “Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom”, which incorporates lost recordings of Pan’s 1972 musical, “Pai Niang Niang”, which has been regarded as Hong Kong’s first musical production in the Chinese language. Chan’s “We Are Family” was chosen as the closing-night feature.
     Apart from Chan, four directors whose works were featured in the Hong Kong Cinema Showcase, namely Isabel Wong (“Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom”), Benny Lau (“We Are Family”), Lai Yan-chi (“Band Four”) and Kelvin Shum (“It Remains”), were also invited to attend APUC’s closing night.
     Paying tribute, the Director of HKETONY, Ms Maisie Ho, said that Pan is a trailblazer and a Hong Kong icon whose illustrious and prolific career in the world of music, film and the arts spans over six decades.
     “I’m pleased that the Chicago audience has a chance to watch the United States premiere of the documentary, ‘Pai Niang Niang: The Last Osmanthus Blossom’, that captures an important piece of history of Hong Kong art and culture,” she said.
     She added Hong Kong’s dynamic film and entertainment industry, with its storied history, has an abundance of talent, from pioneers like Pan to emerging talent like Chan. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will continue to support the city’s creative industries, including the film industry, and nurture talent.

Hong Kong – Hong Kong music talent embarks on cultural exchange in UK (with photos)

Hong Kong music talent embarks on cultural exchange in UK (with photos)


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) supports Hong Kong pianist and distinguished educator Professor Eleanor Wong’s cultural exchange tour in the United Kingdom (UK), which includes a Masterclass at the Tonbridge School on March 1, and her participation in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (HIPCC) from February 22 to March 2 as part of the esteemed jury. An evening reception greeting over 30 guests was held at the White Rock Theatre on March 1 before the finals of the HIPCC. 

     The Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law, delivered welcome speeches at the Masterclass and the HIPCC reception. “It is our great pleasure to facilitate Professor Wong’s series of cultural exchange programme in the UK. Professor Wong’s accomplishment exemplifies Hong Kong’s unique East-meets-West fusion as the perfect cradle for cultural talents. Fuelled by the fervour and commitment of Hong Kong musicians, our city is poised to emerge as an international cultural exchange centre, a vision supported by the National 14th Five-Year Plan,” he said. 

     Mr Law added, “The Government is committed to developing high-quality arts, cultural and creative industries. We will organise the first Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo in October this year to provide a comprehensive platform for showcasing top-notch performing arts productions and enhancing exchanges to create business opportunities for these programmes and creative talents. We will also organise the 4th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Culture and Arts Festival. With more than 100 arts and cultural activities taking place in Hong Kong and different cities of the GBA, the festival is expected to feature about 5 000 artists and draw a total of 140 000 visitors.”

     Professor Eleanor Wong, a distinguished faculty member at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, concurrently holds honorary and visiting professorships at prestigious institutions such as Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Shenzhen Arts School, and Wuhan Music Conservatory. As a Steinway Artist, she has garnered international acclaims, exemplified by her achievement of winning the silver medal at the Viotti International Competition. Professor Wong will conclude her 13-day cultural exchange tour in the UK on March 5. 

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The Talent Connect and Tobias Truvillion Invite You to BET’s Tales’ “C.R.E.A.M.” Watch Party

Plus, an interview with lead actor Tobias Truvillion and episode writer Larry ‘Legend’ Spivey.

The Talent Connect & Tobias Cream Watch Party

The Talent Connect & Tobias Cream Watch Party

NEW YORKSept. 2, 2022PRLogThe Talent Connect, a talent management company, and Tobias Truvillion, an award-winning actor, will host a private screening of the “C.R.E.A.M.” episode of BET’s Tales on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at a private location in Manhattan. There will be a Q&A with the episode’s star, Tobias Truvillion, and the episode’s writer, Larry ‘Legend’ Spivey. It will be moderated by Ronald “Wink” Woodall, CEO & Founder of The Talent Connect.

This episode is a fast-paced drama about how far one desperate parent would go to save his daughter. Reformed criminal “Wise” Evans has less than 24-hours to get the money for his daughter’s life-saving operation. Drawn back into the life of crime by a seemingly chance encounter, all he has to do is pull one last impossible caper.  This episode will premiere on BET Networks on September 6, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Ronald “Wink” Woodall will lead a Q&A with Tobias Truvillion and Larry “Legend” Spivey after the show airs.

This event is open to the press. Tobias Truvillion (actor), Ronald ‘Wink’ Woodall (Founder & CEO of The Talent Connect), Larry ‘Legend’ Spivey (writer of BET’s Tales”http://www.prlog.org/”C.R.E.A.M.’ episode), and other special guests will be available for one-on-one interviews with the media. Media can RSVP here (https://thetalentconnect.com/press-rsvp-9-6-22/). All RSVP’s must be received by 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. You can reach Empress Lanice at empresslanice@elpragency.net with any inquiries.

About The Talent Connect

The Talent Connect (TTC) is known for Talent Management. We represent entertainment’s creative talent. We offer career/mindset counseling, packaging, and opportunities for acting community growth. We motivate actors of all levels to reach their full acting potential.

TTC is a member of the National Talent Manager’s Association and Breakdown Services NY/LA member.

Our online shop offers motivational apparel to help customers be their best.

We released “The Pocketbook of Quotes: An Actor’s Guide to Motivation” to help actors navigate the entertainment industry.  Available on  Thetalentconnect.com.

About Tobias Truvillion

Tobias Truvillion is an Award-Winning Actor from Queens, New York.  He started his career in entertainment as a Ford model.  He soon after ventured into the theater and soap opera worlds, where he has garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.”  Throughout his career, he earned over 60 credits, including 18 guest star roles (7 recurring), 10 feature film lead roles, and a 3-year contract role. He’s known for being “The Love Interest” of the 21st century having starred opposite mega stars: Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Aunjanue Ellis, Melissa De Sousa, Fantasia Burrino, to name a few.


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Sage Talent Partners with Pyramid Analytics for Best-In-Class Analytics

 Sage Talent, Inc., a leading Bay Area-based sourcing and recruiting firm, is now partnering with Pyramid Analytics to provide highly optimized analytics for its Sage SaaS offering, built exclusively on the Pyramid Analytics platform.

Pyramid Analytics will empower Sage with the strongest analytics to calibrate searches, find the weak points in hiring strategies, and make sure hiring goals and needs are aligned realistically with the talent pools available. With this caliber of analytics, searches can be automated to eliminate pain points, and free up hiring teams to focus on the key aspects of their jobs. Already deployed by companies including Boston Scientific, Realtor.com and Blink Charging, Sage’s software is the first recruitment platform using AI and machine learning to deliver a data-driven alternative to optimize candidate search.

“This is a major gamechanger for us to up-level our searches and business. Pyramid Analytics is at the forefront of today’s data and technology needs for organizations everywhere,” said Paul Grewal, CEO of Sage Talent. “When we conduct a search, we need to be able to identify and resolve any potential issues and road bumps immediately to help our clients hire the best talent out there. Pyramid Analytics helps us do this quickly and seamlessly in a user-friendly way to obtain the best results across all our searches.”

“Sage Talent is leading the charge with the use of analytics to drive better decisions in a competitive sourcing and recruiting environment,” says Omri Kohl, CEO of Pyramid Analytics. “We are committed to helping organizations like theirs use data to drive the best decisions possible, on a platform that is customized for their unique business challenges.”

Pyramid Analytics is a globally recognized innovator in business analytics. Pyramid Analytics has uniquely combined the best of self-service analytics and legacy BI systems. The result is a modern enterprise analytics platform that enables innovative companies, like Sage Talent, to make better, faster decisions based on the same trusted information.

About Sage Talent, Inc.

Sage Talent, Inc., based in Palo Alto, California, is a leading technical sourcing, recruiting and analytics firm serving clients across the U.S. and globally in industries including high-tech, healthcare, e-commerce, biotechnology & big pharma, among others. Sage Talent provides organizations with a qualified candidate pipeline, and is the first to offer data-driven sourcing software providing immediate real-time insight and access to recruitment efforts through its proprietary Sage Talent Dashboard.

To learn more about Sage Talent visit www.sagetalent.com.

About Pyramid Analytics

Pyramid is the Trusted Analytics Platform™ that connects your teams, drives confident decisions, and produces winning results. As a complete web-based platform combining self-service analytics with centralized governance, Pyramid demonstrates measurable utility, fosters genuine collaboration, and simplifies complex analysis. Pyramid delivers best-in-class analytic functionality for organizations – on-premises or in the cloud. Pyramid Analytics’ teams are based in operational centers across the globe. To learn more, visit https://www.pyramidanalytics.com/, follow us on Twitter @PyramidAnalytic, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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