NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 ACTION SPORTS FILM SERIES PRESENTED BY VERIZON / SAMSUNG

Eleventh Annual Cinema Celebration to Feature World Premiere Screenings of Cancer to Capricorn: Path of the Modern Gypsy, The Westsiders, Living it Forever, Make it Count: The Element Story and Camp Chuck The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is proud to announce its Action Sports Film Series, an international showcase of films celebrating athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and designers who have shaped the Action Sports culture and cultivated its progression with their innovation, energy and creativity. The NBFF proudly welcomes Verizon / Samsung as the presenting sponsor of the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series. “Verizon Wireless and Samsung have proudly supported multiple Action Sports initiatives over the past several years, and they are both ecstatic to Co-Present the “Action Sports Film Series” at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival”. Supported by media sponsors FUEL TV and SURFING Magazine, the event will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 22-29, 2010) in Orange County, Calif., a location celebrated as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry and the ultimate destination to experience music infused cutting-edge adventure on the big screen. Co-produced by ChopShop, Orange County’s leading action sports and lifestyle production company, with promotional support by Blue C Advertising and Travis Poe, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will spotlight 25 films from around the world, including feature length documentary, narrative and short films. Entertaining and inspirational, the Action Sports Film Series will celebrate athletes pushing limits in some of the world’s most challenging and spectacular outdoor playgrounds and give filmgoers an opportunity...

Board Retailers Association Prepares to Host Annual Retail Summit

BRA Releases Event Schedule and List of Speakers and Presentations WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – April 16, 2009 – The Board Retailers Association (BRA) will host the Retail Summit VI next week in Huntington Beach, April 22 – 24, 2009 at the Hilton Waterfront. The Retail Summit is a three day educational conference with seminars focused on topics ranging from credit and debt management to pricing and discounting, interactive workshops focused on opening a dialogue between retailers and manufacturers, and fun networking opportunities. This is the first time this event has ever been held in the continental United States. The Retail Summit will kick off Wednesday, April 22nd with a keynote address by Tommy Knapp, former Founder of Honolua Surf Co. and former SIMA President, speaking to retailers on strategies for winning in tough times. Since he has been both a retailer and a manufacturer, and is now an Adjunt Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at USC, he can provide insight into everything from customer service to keeping the passion alive. Following Tommy, retailers will hear a presentation by Cary Allington of ActionWatch, State of the Skate Industry, a retail and manufacturer panel on pricing and discounting as well as a Skatetech Seminar by Professor Schmitt. That afternoon retailers will be treated to a beach demo day where manufacturers and retailers alike take to the water for an afternoon surf session. Later that evening, Volcom is hosting a Welcome Dinner and Reception poolside. On Thursday, April 23rd, retailers will begin the day with a presentation by Dina Cipollaro, from Fundamental Training Solutions. She is going to lead an executive coaching session...