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Actress Meagan Good Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Finance Feature Film

Meagan Good

Meagan Good

LOS ANGELES, CA- Krazy Actress Productions, co-founded by actress Meagan Good  (“Minority Report,” “Think Like a Man”) and actress-writer Tamara Bass (“Baby Boy,” “All That Matters”) has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help finance its next project, “If Not Now, When.” 

The feature film was written by Bass and will star both women. Sway Calloway (VH1, “MTV News”) has signed on as executive producer. 

The Indiegogo campaign launches on the heels of the landmark success of Krazy Actress Productions’ web series, “All That Matters” which debuted on World Star Hip Hop and earned over 25 million views. 

“As young women, we remember watching films that molded and shaped our perspectives on womanhood and friendship,” said Good. “I wanted to be a part of making films that inspire others the way that I was inspired…to make movies that take people on a journey, and tell a story that ultimately makes us love ourselves a little bit more.”

“If Not Now, When?” is reminiscent of popular female bonding movies prevalent in the ’90s. The film tells the story of Suzanne (Good), Patrice (Bass), Tyra and Deidre, friends since the age of 14. Over the course of their lives, fights, disagreements and love have created distance between them, particularly Suzanne and Patrice who haven’t spoken in almost 15 years. When Tyra experiences a crisis, the women reunite and rediscover the importance of sisterhood, as they band together to look after Tyra’s 14-year-old daughter.

“I wrote this movie because we are committed to telling stories that showcase diversity, and to doing our part to create more leading roles for women of color,” said Bass. “Leveraging a crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for our film not only allows us to maintain creative control, but also gives the fans a chance to weigh in on what types of movies they want to see and support.”

The Indiegogo campaign goal is $750,000. Donors will receive a variety of perks ranging from autographed scripts to producer credits.

For more information and to contribute to the campaign, visit www.krazyactressproductions.com or the Indiegogo campaign page.

Inland Prosperity Conference: Learn, Act, Prosper

ONTARIO, CA- Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, chief executive officer of Dynamic Vision International and author of “Think Like a Negotiator,” will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Inland Prosperity Conference on Friday, July 29, in Ontario.

The conference is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave.

Lewis Fernandez is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 23 years of honorable military service and over 30 years of leadership, contracts management, and negotiation experience. She has negotiated contracts from $1 to over $100 million both stateside and internationally. Her upbeat, interactive, and engaging “Think Like a Negotiator” presentation will show attendees that not only is everything negotiable, but also how to find more power, negotiate better deals and create ethical win-win results in both business and personal situations.

In addition to the keynote presentation, accomplished local entrepreneurs, authors, and business leaders will lead three panel discussions on “The Power to Prosper,” “Taking the Leap to Achieve Your Dreams,” and an interactive session on “Technology Time Savers and Money Makers.” Parking is free and the $67 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch.

The 2016 Inland Prosperity Conference is sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration at Cal State San Bernardino, Bank of America, Monpreneur.buzz, Hispanic Lifestyle, and The Wright Place TV Show, and is presented by the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Centers.

Registration is $67. Vendor space and sponsorships are also available. For registration or additional information, visit the IEWBC website at www.iewbc.org or call Nicole Kinney (909) 890-1242.    

The Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Centers are programs of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino. Housed in the College of Business and Public Administration, IECE, which administers the programs in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is inland Southern California’s leading organization dedicated to supporting and promoting entrepreneurship. The WBCs provides business counseling, training and mentoring designed for women business owners. 

Jessie Trice Community Health Center Launches iChooseHealth4 Campaign in Recognition of National Health Center Week

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- In recognition of National Health Center Week, planned for August 7 – 13, 2016 the Jessie Trice Community Health Center has launched the iChooseHealth4 campaign. National Health Center Week provides an opportunity for Health Centers to showcase the incredible services they provide to their communities, while advocating for the resources necessary to expand their programming.  This year’s theme is Innovators in Community Health.

“Health should be a priority in all of our lives,” says Annie Neasman, CEO of the Jessie Trice Community Health Center.  “Through the iChooseHealth4 campaign, we plan to celebrate National Health Center Week and encourage everyone to get involved and choose health — whether it’s for you, your family or your community.”

The #iChooseHealth4 campaign will include a social media component in which participants are invited to write what they choose health for on a card, have someone to snap a photo, and then share the photo on social media using hashtags #iChooseHealth4, #NHCW16 and #CHCsInnovate. In addition, the campaign will also include a “fun” raiser which will help support the community health center’s initiatives.

“Sponsorships and support received in our “fun” raiser will help support events and activities planned out for National Health Center Week,” says Toni Thompson, Executives Projects and Marketing Office of JTCHC. “It is our hope that the community joins in and supports the #iChooseHealth4 “fun” raiser and social media campaign.”

JTCHC’s National Health Center Week events and activities include

August 9, 2016 – Back To School – JTCHC to provide immunizations, physicals and school supplies to children in Miami Gardens.

August 10, 2016 – Grand Opening of the Opa Locka Children’s Wellness Center – This Center focuses on health, wellness and nutrition and will host cooking classes for pediatrics and parents.

August 12, 2016 – Grand Opening of Walgreens Pharmacy located in JTCHC Main Center – This convenient location will provide pharmaceutical needs to the patients and providers of JTCHC as well as the surrounding community.

National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.

The Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHC owns and/or operates fifty-five (55) facilities, which includes eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, including a women’s substance use residential program, two (2) Dental Health Centers, forty (40) school-based locations two of which are Primary Care Centers and two (2) university centers. JTCHC’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff serves a diverse population of over 39,575 patients who make more than 126,000 visits annually.

For more information or to receive a sponsorship packet, contact 305-805-1700 or visit jtchc.org.