Rob Lowe Added as Special Guest Speaker for 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Armada Health Care (Armada) is pleased to announce that celebrity, author and leading healthcare advocate, Rob Lowe, will join the Armada speaker faculty at the 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit general session. This conference is scheduled for May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit will be held May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Armada Health Care)

The 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit will be held May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Armada Health Care)

“Our diverse speaker faculty is consistently one of the many highlights during our annual specialty pharmacy meeting. Past speakers have included former U.S. presidents, governors, major business titans, iconic celebrities along with many of healthcare’s most respected leaders” said Robert Irene, co-founder and president of Armada Health Care. “We look forward to Rob Lowe joining us at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas in May of 2016.”

From iconic films like St. Elmo’s Fire and Wayne’s World to The West Wing and the hit NBC series Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe’s roles are indelibly imprinted into mainstream consciousness. Now the star of the new hit show The Grinder on Fox, his road to success was not an easy one and now he shares candid, funny and moving stories of his journey. In an industry known for rejection and superficiality, Lowe has successfully managed to stay relevant and versatile, all the while facing his personal challenges, overcoming his setbacks and finding his way through to the joy and peace of successful marriage and fatherhood.

In spring of 2011, Rob Lowe added author to his credits with the release of his memoir, Stories I Only Tell my Friends. Complete with adolescent anecdotes, he shares astoundingly personal excerpts as he recalls his encounters, experiences, and the audition that changed his life forever. The book was an instant hit, spending consecutive weeks in the top four of The New York Times best sellers list, and made it onto GQ’s “Best of 2011” book list. Lowe’s follow up, Love Life, also a New York Times bestseller, was released in the spring of 2014.

A passionate advocate for issues ranging from cancer awareness to the environment, Lowe is also an example of using one’s platform to make a positive impact in the world. Having lost both his mother and grandmother to breast cancer, Lowe actively supports Stand Up to Cancer and his involvement in the organization has been profound.

Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation whose collaborative Dream Teams of investigators from different institutions and across disciplines are working together to translate their research from the laboratory to the clinic – where it can help patients – as quickly as possible. Donations fund Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative research focused on bringing new, innovative treatments to patients faster, making cancer patients, cancer survivors.

For more information about the 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, visit www.armadasummit.com

About Armada Health Care:

Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) is the industry’s largest specialty pharmacy group contracting and service organization. Armada provides comprehensive and cost-effective access to the nation’s $150+ billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers pharmacy providers, manufacturers, health plans and wholesale distributors a total channel management solution through customized patient programs, prescription data management services, online platforms, and unique cost effective purchasing agreements on specialty pharmacy products. Armada is also the founder and host of the nation’s largest annual specialty pharmacy conference. For more information, visit Armada at www.armadahealthcare.com.

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Laura Blackmer Named Industry’s “Best Woman Executive”

Sharp Electronics Executive Receives The Cannata Report’s Inaugural Award

MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced today that Laura Blackmer, Senior Vice President, Sales, has received The Cannata Report‘s inaugural “Best Woman Executive” honor. The new category was officially introduced this year as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the publication’s awards highlighting excellence in business technology.

“I am honored and pleased to receive this award,” said Blackmer. “It is a testament to the unmatched team of professionals working with me to continuously provide our customers with industry leading products and customer service.”

Blackmer received the inaugural award, based in part on positive feedback received from her dealer relations, at The Cannata Report’s 30th Annual Awards & Charities Dinner at Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey.

“It goes without saying that the ‘Best Woman Executive’ award recipient was the hit of the night. Laura Blackmer received a standing ovation and it was readily apparent that she was truly ‘the people’s choice,'” said Frank G. Cannata, President, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Cannata Report.

“While her acceptance speech contained no prepared remarks as the award was a complete surprise to her, Blackmer eloquently addressed the importance of recognizing women and younger people in the industry,” Cannata continues. “Our SVP of Creative and Client Services, Carol Cannata, presented the award by quoting dealers who hold Blackmer in high regard for her ability ‘to listen and guide a discussion in such a way as to come to a positive conclusion.’ Without question Laura is one of the leading hardware manufacturer executives, and her rise to prominence is only in its early stages.”

Blackmer has been in her current role at Sharp since 2013. She previously worked for Intermec, Incorporated where she spent more than three years as the company’s Senior Director of North America Channel Sales.

About The Cannata Report  
Since its launch in 1982, The Cannata Report has been the leading business technology trends resource for the independent business, imaging and workflow solutions dealer channel. Distinguished for its industry-renowned editorial and analyses, it has subscribers throughout the U.S. and in nine countries worldwide.

As the independent dealer model continues to evolve and expand into a comprehensive managed service, IT, and production print provider, The Cannata Report has remained at the forefront of the industry.  The Cannata Report‘s audience includes independent dealers, all major industry hardware manufacturers, leasing companies, software providers and more. Moreover, its broad expertise attracts audiences from all business endeavors related to the independent dealer channel.

The Cannata Report‘s media portfolio is anchored by its signature print edition and the newly relaunched website www.TheCannataReport.com and extends across all social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Cannata Report is owned and operated by parent company Marketing Research Consultants LLC.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America 
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

For online product information, visit our web site at http://siica.sharpusa.com.

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GMG Records Introduces Talia Rose w/Debut Single “N.A.L.S. (Not Another Love Song)

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(Los Angeles, CA –October 6, 2015) – GMG Records announced its newest talent, 17-year old recording artist Talia Rose, born June 6th, 1998 in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her debut single N.A.L.S. (Not Another Love Song) available everywhere Monday, October 12th.
Mentored by super producer Kamal Gray of The Roots, Talia Rose has been a songwriter since the age of 9.  She has worked with numerous Grammy award winning and Grammy nominated producers, such as Kwame’, Dinky Bingham and Cedsolo. 
 
Industry veteran Gino Caporale, 418 Music said,”It was such a pleasure to work on this stunning debut from a true talent, a hot track with far-reaching potential. I’m looking forward to more from Talia Rose!
Check out Talia Rose N.A.L.S. (Not Another Love Song), available through INgrooves Distribution, Global release, on all major outlets. iTunes, Beatport, Spotify, Amazon and everywhere else digital music is sold and streamed.
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Lionsgate and Skydance Media Form Global Television Distribution Pact

Launch of Skydance International Augments Lionsgate’s Worldwide Distribution Pipeline with Roster of Premium Television Properties

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Skydance, a diversified media company that creates event-level entertainment for global audiences, today announced that the two companies have formed a global television distribution pact. The launch of newly-created label Skydance International, which will feature Skydance Media’s current and emerging premium television properties around the world following their initial U.S. broadcast, augments Lionsgate’s worldwide distribution pipeline and permits the two companies to tap opportunities across the global television marketplace.  Lionsgate currently distributes nearly 2,000 hours of television programming annually around the world.

The global distribution pact will encompass programming led by Skydance’s Emmy-nominated television series Grace and Frankie and critically-acclaimed drama Manhattan (produced in partnership with Lionsgate and Tribune Studios), as well as a number of new properties that Skydance is developing for the international television marketplace. These include Lore, which is executive produced by McG (Supernatural) and written by Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class), and Madness of Angels, which is inspired by Kate Griffin’s six-book fantasy series. The project is executive produced by Neil Burger (Limitless, Divergent), who is also slated to direct, and written by rising star UK-based writer Ben Vanstone.

We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Skydance Media, one of the hottest and most dynamic film and television studios in the industry,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “The Skydance brand is synonymous with big, bold, quality entertainment events, and their television slate complements our global distribution pipeline. We’re excited to partner with them on all forms of global distribution, from the traditional to the disruptive, and we’ll focus on innovative deals that reflect today’s dynamic television ecosystem.

“We believe joining together with Lionsgate – one of the most cutting-edge and creative content companies in the world – will strongly position the Skydance Media brand for success as we make our debut in the international television marketplace,” said Skydance Media Founder and Chief Executive Officer David Ellison. “We’ve worked hard to create premium, branded content that will resonate with audiences worldwide, and this new partnership with Lionsgate will accelerate our ability to distribute our shows far and wide across platforms and around the globe in conjunction with the launch of Skydance International.”

“As part of today’s announcement, we are excited to welcome Brandon Zimon to the Skydance Media team as Senior Vice Present of International Television Sales and Co-Productions,” added Skydance Chief Operating Officer Jesse Sisgold. “In this important new role, Brandon will be responsible for collaborating with Lionsgate to expand the reach of our new and existing television properties around the world and for independently executing international television acquisitions for Skydance Media. “

Zimon joins Skydance Media from Sony Pictures Television, where he spent over a decade, most recently as Vice President of International Distribution. He was instrumental in driving the value of a wide catalogue of shows, including the global hit The Blacklist and the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, in addition to overseeing third-party acquisitions and co-productions, including the international distribution rights to the Emmy-winning series, Transparent. Zimon reports directly to Sisgold.

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show,the critically-acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

www.lionsgate.com

ABOUT SKYDANCE
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. Among Skydance Media’s commercially and critically successful feature films are Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys, World War Z, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and True Grit. Its 2015 feature films, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys have together grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Skydance’s future feature film slate includes Star Trek Beyond, the follow-up to Jack Reacher and Geostorm. The Company’s Emmy-nominated television series are Grace and Frankie on Netflix and Manhattan on WGN America.

www.skydance.com

PEP & RASH x SHERMANOLOGY TEAM UP TO PRODUCE SOME ‘SUGAR’

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Pep & Rash’s debut collaboration with the siblings of Shermanology is absolute fire. The deep house tune fuses Pep & Rash and Shermanology’s signature, groovy basslines with Dorothy Sherman’s infectious vocals. The breakdown is very emotional with peaceful piano chords and melodic female vocals, and then leads into a rhythmic drop that will set the tone for any crowd. ‘Sugar’ has already received an incredible amount of support from the likes of Oliver Heldens, Diplo, Sam Feldt, and Don Diablo. We guarantee you’ll hear this one on a dancefloor somewhere and it will keep your body movin’. 
Jesse van de Ketterij and Rachid El Uarichi, aka Pep & Rash, have been turning heads in the dance music scene this past year. They released their debut single, ‘Fatality’ almost a year ago, which garnered a ton of support from big time DJs. Quintino’s world-renowned edit of the single premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1… an incredible feat for a first release. Since then they have remixed the likes of Tchami, R3HAB, and Alesso. While they have only released three singles, two of them have surpassed 1 million plays on Soundcloud and their biggest hit, ‘Rumors’ received official remixes from Curbi, Tujamo, and Deniz Koyu. It’ll be exciting to see how the rest of 2015 pans out for these Spinnin’ residents. 
While the Sherman siblings are veterans in the dance scene, their breakthrough came in 2012 when they collabed with the legendary Afrojack on ‘Can’t Stop Me’. After that they soared in the Dirty Dutch scene and became a part of Afrojack’s collective. They have also achieved great success as a solo project. The duo has dabbled with just about every genre from deep house to dirty dutch and big room, electro/progressive-house. Their recent EP, ‘The Phylosophy’, released on Dirty Soul Music just over two weeks ago and has resonated on a global scale with house music fans.
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The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance announces the passing of chairman and co-founder, Bruce Wennerstrom

 

(Top Picture) Wennerstrom and his late wife Genia established the premier automotive show in 1996 

Greenwich, CT (October 2, 2015) – Bruce Wennerstrom, the co-founder and chairman of Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, passed away Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015.  Genia, his wife of 55 years and the concours co-founder, predeceased him in 2011. Bruce and Genia founded the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 1996, in Greenwich, CT, the town in which they had lived since 1976, and made it one of the premier events of its genre. They were also the owners and directors of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society, a club of automobile enthusiasts established in 1957, that meets monthly at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City. 

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The Wennerstrom family has been an integral part of the organization, management and execution of the Greenwich Concours since its creation twenty years ago, and both the Concours and the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society will continue to be operated by their children, NordLeif, Kirk, and Bria, as well as their daughters-in-law, Mary and April. 

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The family will announce plans for a memorial tribute in the near future.  In lieu of flowers, Bruce and Genia wished for donations to be made to AmeriCares, the charitable beneficiary of the Greenwich Concours.

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AT&T and Viacom Reach Multi-Year Distribution Agreement for Viacom’s Media Networks Spanning Both AT&T’s U-verse TV and DIRECTV Platforms

DALLAS and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T released the following statement today after reaching a distribution agreement to continue providing Viacom’s media networks to both AT&T’s U-verse TV and DIRECTV’s national subscriber base.
“AT&T and Viacom have signed a long-term multi-platform distribution agreement, continuing their long-standing relationship. In recognition of AT&T’s status as the largest pay TV provider in the world, this agreement entitles AT&T’s satellite and IPTV platforms to the best deal in the industry for Viacom’s leading portfolio of television brands.” 
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