SYDNEY, June 19, 2022 (Newswire.com) – More than 2.2 million people attended Vivid Sydney 2022 before the lights were switched off at 11pm (AEST) on Saturday 18 June, delivering the biggest, brightest and most brilliant festival of creativity, innovation and technology in the event’s 12-year history.
Following 23 days of illuminating light artworks, music performances and thought-provoking talks and immersive workshops, festival organisers today provided a beacon of light for fans of Australia’s largest event, announcing the festival dates for 2023.
Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June and will feature for the first-time dedicated food programming – Vivid Food – which will sit alongside Light, Music and Ideas.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Vivid Sydney continues to offer attendees new and fresh reasons to visit while turbocharging NSW’s visitor economy.
“Vivid Sydney provides a mid-year boon for restaurants, bars, cafes and retail in the central business district (CBD) and along the festival’s footprint. Participation figures for this year show that NSW has fallen back in love with Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.
“In 2022, more than 650,000 Vivid Sydney attendees dined out on the footprint. Feedback indicates this Vivid Sydney has delivered industry with patrons on par with the pre-pandemic festive seasons. It is this natural synergy between the festival and dining out that has led us to introduce Vivid Food, which will give chefs, producers, restaurateurs and event companies the opportunity to create festival food events, stimulating visitation to CBD restaurants and venues and promoting Sydney as a global dining destination.”
Festival Director Gill Minervini added: “I’m thrilled that my first program for Vivid Sydney has been received so well. There has been a real buzz in Sydney over the last 23 nights and it’s wonderful to see so many people back in the CBD enjoying the essence of this great city and what makes it authentically unique.
“Vivid Sydney has provided a much-needed injection to Australia’s creative, entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries and with planning for the 2023 festival well and truly underway, I have no doubt that we will deliver a dynamic, thought-provoking and inspirational line-up in 12 months’ time.”
To relive the magic of the biggest, brightest and boldest Vivid Sydney ever, an incredible FPV (First-Person-View) drone fly-through shot by Destination NSW has been released. Audiences can take in 2022’s thrilling 8km Light Walk, the longest in the history of the event, stretching from Circular Quay to Central Station.
Captured over three mornings, micro drones provide a real-life, 2.5-minute journey past key light artworks and 3D projections including Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground 2021 on the Sydney Opera House Sails, Ken Done’s For Sydney with Love on Customs House, New York Sunday on the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Ephemeral Oceanic on the waters of Walsh Bay, and Sydney Infinity, the largest light and water show ever seen in Australia at Darling Harbour.
Vivid Sydney 2023 Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Light, Music, Ideas and Food will open on Saturday 18 June. Light and Cross Art Form EOIs will close on Monday 1 August with Ideas, Music and Food closing on Monday 19 September. The Vivid Sydney EOI outlines opportunities for artists, designers, creative industry professionals, equipment suppliers, architects, engineers, businesses, restaurants, event companies, chefs, producers and educational institutions to present their ideas, designs, concepts and interest for inclusion in the festival program.
To find out more about the EOIs go here.
For more information on Vivid Sydney go to www.vividsydney.com. Get social using @vividsydney #vividsydney. For all the latest information on Vivid Sydney 2023 sign up to receive MyVivid updates here.
Source: Vivid Sydney
Levenger Launches Exclusive Marilyn Monroe Collection
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Levenger, famous for crafting and curating premium tools for readers, writers, thinkers, dreamers, and doers, has launched an exclusive new product collection celebrating one of history’s most beloved stars. The Marilyn Monroe Collection, which includes a 5-year journal, pen and keepsake box, is available only at levenger.com.
The collection pays tribute to the iconic actress who starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest and most critically acclaimed films, from romantic comedies like “Some Like It Hot” to serious dramas like “The Misfits.” Beneath her glamorous image and mesmerizing beauty was an intelligent, thoughtful woman who was an avid reader and faithful journal keeper. Over her career, she filled notebook after notebook with her thoughts, feelings, plans, and original poetry.
“A young girl named Norma Jean Baker came to Hollywood with dreams of fame and artistic achievement, transforming herself into the international sensation who was Marilyn Monroe,” said Margaret Moraskie, CEO of Levenger. “At Levenger, we’ve always been inspired by remarkable individuals passionate about creating, sharing, and inspiring others. Our new collection pays tribute to the woman who never let go of her hopes for a more meaningful life and is meant to inspire the dreamer in all of us.”
The Marilyn Monroe Collection features pieces that can be customized with a monogram, including:
- Dream Keeper Box: Store items and keepsakes in a luxurious case made of full-grain white leather with gold-toned hardware and soft suede lining. Within is a deep chamber to house items for safekeeping, and a removable sliding top drawer. Interior pockets can hold stamps, seals, envelopes, and writing implements, and the exquisite box comes with a sample of fine stationery.
- 5-Year Journal: Also made of smooth, luxurious full-grain white leather, this deluxe journal inspired by the legendary actress is beautifully crafted with rich, gilded-edge paper and offers five lines per day for self-reflection.
- Diamonds Ballpoint Pen: Conceptualized with Monroe’s iconic trademarked performances of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in mind, this glamourous pen was designed to sparkle as you record thoughts, goals, and ideas. The writing instrument is crafted in white lacquered brass with gold-plated appointments and a sparkling Swarovksi® gemstone on the cap.
To discover new ways to dream with the Marilyn Monroe Collection, visit levenger.com.
Media Contact: Nicole Haftel; [email protected]
Pacaso Unveils Season Two of “Second Home” Podcast
SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Pacaso, the leading technology-enabled real estate marketplace that helps people buy, co-own, and sell a luxury second home, today announces the launch of Season Two of the “Second Home” podcast, where celebrities, athletes, doctors, designers, tastemakers, and entrepreneurs reveal how they live an enriched life and the role real estate plays in it. Hosted by Pacaso’s own Lucy Wohltman, Senior Vice President of New Development, and Andreas Madsen, Chief Revenue Officer, this season promises profound insights into the transformative power of second homes. It also facilitates intimate conversations about guests’ lives, spanning from discussions with individuals boasting numerous Grand Slam trophies to hearing artist Gray Malin’s captivating account of capturing a photo while suspended from a helicopter.
In Season Two, “Second Home” hosts a diverse lineup of engaging and influential guests, including the multi-talented designer and entrepreneur, Jenni Kayne; fine art photographer, Gray Malin; Optimism Doctor, Deepika Chopra; talented interior designer and hospitality professional, Jay Jeffers; Olympic gold medalist and decorated tennis player, Bethanie Mattek-Sands; and vintner, Jean-Charles Boisset.
“The common thread from guest to guest is they all feel as if they live their best life in their second home. Whether it is a matter of having more time for hobbies or the joy of entertaining friends around the kitchen island, a retreat can translate to happiness,” said Lucy Wohltman.
“From debating pickleball versus tennis to transporting ourselves to second homes in Tahoe, Northern California’s wine country, and beyond, this season was a blast to record,” said Andreas Madsen. “Hearing the incredible range of stories, such as Jenni Kayne’s hygge expertise, and delving into topics ranging from the art of anticipation and its impact on our everyday joy, it’s fascinating to see how each individual personalizes their primary and second homes, creating the ideal setting for their cherished memories.”
Noteworthy Season One guests included actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Eva Longoria; point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers John Wall; 16-season NFL quarterback Alex Smith; fitness and wellness pioneer Tracy Anderson; athlete and motivational coach Alex Toussaint; in addition to the well-known Jordyn Woods, Montell and Kristin Jordan, and Arie Luyendyk.
Pacaso® is a technology-enabled marketplace that modernizes real estate co-ownership to make a second home possible and enjoyable for more people. Pacaso curates luxury listings with premium amenities and high-end contemporary interior design, offers ⅛ to ½ ownership with integrated financing, and, after purchase, professionally manages the home and supports seamless resale. Co-founded by Austin Allison and Spencer Rascoff in 2020, Pacaso operates in 40 top second home destinations around the world. Pacaso has been certified as a Great Place to Work and is recognized as one of Glassdoor’s 2022 Best Places to Work.
Paramount+ in Canada and The Shine Network Institute Announce the Indigenous Producers Budgeting Intensive
TORONTO /CNW/ — Today, Paramount+ in Canada and The Shine Network Institute (TSNI) announce the Indigenous Producers Budgeting Intensive, an online course and new resource to support the professional development and mentorship of Indigenous women in film, television and media. This first virtual course will be geared toward budgeting for film. It will be accessible on TSNI’s @Learnatshine platform and will launch on National Indigenous Peoples Day – Friday, June 21, 2024.
Geared toward emerging and mid-level Indigenous female producers, this first intensive course of 10 x one hour modules offer students hands-on learning accompanied by Indigenous framed tutorials designed to empower students as they prepare to produce their first feature film. The course will also include candid conversations with Indigenous female producers to inspire and motivate students by giving them access to industry veterans who can dispel myths and misconceptions about producing.
“Working with The Shine Network Institute on this course is truly the first step in our partnership,” said Doug Smith, SVP Streaming & Content Licensing Paramount Global, Canada. “After listening and consulting with Jennifer Podemski and her team over the past few months we are proud to collaborate on this online course which will provide tangible skills to those interested in line producing, one of the most important jobs on any set. It is also a project we can build on in the months and years to come to support even more of TSNI’s membership and the next generation of Indigenous producers.”
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Paramount + Canada for this course,” said Jennifer Podemski, President & CEO, The Shine Network Institute. “Partnerships like this allow TSNI to offer the highest level of training and mentorship while building capacity for Indigenous people within the screen sector. Although our mission at TSNI is to foster the careers of Indigenous women who are the least represented across the sector and experience the most disproportionate outcomes, this course, which will be offered on our @Learnatshine platform, is open to all Indigenous professionals working within Canada’s film, television and digital media space.”
This initiative is the third partnership Paramount+ in Canada has announced that reinforces its long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Earlier this fall, the company announced a collaboration with the Black Screen Office for the Black Creators Festival Initiative; a joint venture with BIPOC TV & Film, and the National Screen Institute Partner for the new ELEVATE program; and now TSNI’s Budget Online Intensive.
These programs are intricately connected to the mission of Paramount Global’s Content for Change initiative, which seeks to counteract narratives that enable bias, stereotypes and hate using the power of our content, the creative supply chain that powers it, and the culture that underpins everything we do.
Paramount+ is a global digital subscription video streaming service from Paramount that features a mountain of premium entertainment for audiences of all ages. Internationally, the streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel™, in addition to a robust offering of premier local content. The service is currently live in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Italy, Ireland and South Korea.
About The Shine Network Institute
The Shine Network Institute (TSNI) is an Indigenous not-for-profit organization providing professional development programs, advocacy and mentorship, for Indigenous women in the film, television and media sector. TSNI is committed to knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing, understanding that culturally informed research practices will deepen our understanding of the needs within the communities we serve. We are committed to dismantling systemic and structural barriers Indigenous women face in the screen sector and creating pathways to advancing Indigenous women’s careers within the screen sector while creating safer spaces for all Indigenous Peoples in the industry.
SOURCE Paramount+ (Canada)
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