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A Look At The First Cut of John Starks Life Story “Keep Shooting” Featured In A Film Student Workshop At The Orlando International Film Festival, May 25th

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NBA Legend John Starks, Dr. James Dentley CEO JD3TV, Leigh Simons, Starks Documentary Producer & President of JD3TV, will discuss the process of producing a sports documentary & John Starks Will Receive A Lifetime Achievement Award From OIFF.

JD3 Media will be sponsoring a look at the first cut of the documentary film called “Keep Shooting”- The John Starks Story – NY Knicks Basketball Star, a Leigh Simons production in association with the John Starks Foundation and sponsored by JD3TV at The Orlando International Film Festival on May 25, 2021,10am in the Enzian Theater.

This featured film is the story of the unlikely emergence of one of the greatest players in NY Knick history John Starks, who literally went from bagging groceries at a Safeway Grocery Store for the minimum wage to claw his way into the NBA as an undrafted rookie with minimal high school and college playing experience. The Dunk, John Starks game-changing, left-handed, soaring slam over Michael Jordan and Horace Grant in a 1993 playoff game against the Chicago Bulls is to this day one of the most memorable moments in NBA history.

In 1994 Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Starks scored 16 fourth-quarter points in an attempt to lead the Knicks to a come-from-behind victory over the Houston Rockets and deliver The Big Apple their first NBA championship in 23 years. Hakeem Olajuwon blocked his game-winning attempt with seconds to go; that’s how close Starks came to NBA and NY Knick immortality. In Game 7, he had the worst game of his career, shooting 2-18, and the Rockets won the championship.

Nevertheless, John Starks career was exemplary. An NBA 3-point shooting record, an NBA All-star, Starks bounced back after the 1994 playoffs to win the heralded Sixth Man of the year award, be named to the NBA second all-defensive team, and be forever etched in the minds of New York fans for his fiery personality, mental and physical toughness, and dominant perimeter shooting. Starks was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2011 and now works for The NY Knicks as an ambassador.

In “Keep Shooting,” decades later, Starks returns to the scene of the worst moment in his career, to the old home of the Houston Rockets, the summit, which is now Lakeview Church, and visits with Pastor Joel Osteen. They shoot hoops together on the same court as they discuss how the worst moment in his career served him to soar to even greater heights on the basketball court in the years that followed.

‘Keep Shooting” The John Starks Story features Pastor Joel Osteen and many legendary basketball greats such as Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, Greg Anthony, the late Anthony Mason, Herb Williams, and Charles Oakley. With award-winning Sportscasters and journalists like Marv Albert, Mike Wise of The Washington Post, and Barbara Barker of Newsday.

Here is what John Starks says, “It’s crazy, but life is a lot like a game of basketball. You can be a fingertip away from having it all and lose it all in a heartbeat. But, when you are at your lowest point, that is when the most strength is needed. It is when the most important decisions are made. Should you hold back and be contented, or should you get up, dust yourself off, get the ball back in your hands, and keep shooting?”

Here is What Other People Are Saying About “Keep Shooting” John Starks Life Story

  • Joel Osteen says, “Sometimes what looks like a disappointment is really God preparing you for the next great thing he has in store for you. John’s story is not just about basketball and his career; it is also a story of resilience and perseverance; about never giving up on your dream, knowing that even in your darkest hour, God has you in the palm of his hand and the best is yet to come.”
  • Leigh Simons, producer www.leighsimons.com and president of JD3 Media, says, “To have the opportunity to screen a documentary film in progress in this student workshop and share the experience of our journey with aspiring filmmakers is both exciting and rewarding, and it exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of The Orlando International film festival, John Starks and JD3TV.”
  • Dr. James Dentley, CEO of JD3TV, says, “John Starks life and career exemplified the power of the human spirit. His story demonstrates that our dreams and goals are more than just attainable; they are awaiting those who are in the relentless pursuit of them. John teachers us to keep dreaming, keep fighting, and even when your shots are not falling, keep shooting!”
  • Dr. Florence Alexander, Florida Film Festival says, “John Starks life is a testament to all youth to be “better than your best,” the words of my mother.”

The Florida Film Festival May 24th – 28th, 2021, happening online and in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, will screen 164 films representing 31 countries. Of the films selected, 151 have premiere status, including 23 world premieres. This year’s lineup includes 90 women or non-binary filmmakers–the most in their 30-year history and 55% of their total programming. Also, they have added a third live-action shorts program to the International Showcase for the first time, thereby giving their audience another terrific collection of films from abroad to experience.

The Festival, title sponsor JD3TV, will also screen the “THINK AND GROW RICH” Full Feature Film on May 27, 2021, at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, a film used in a study group by the famous motivational speaker, Les Brown, to focus on prosperity consciousness.

8:00 AM: Doors Open Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
Press, Camera Setup, and VIP Gathering

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM: Festival Opener Sheraton Hotel
Introduction of “Think and Grow Rich the Legacy”
Presentation Dr. James Dentley

10:10 AM – 11:48 AM: Morning Feature
“Think and Grow Rich the Legacy”

11:49 AM – 12:59 PM: “Think and Grow Rich the Legacy” Panel

  • Dr. James Dentley, Panel Host
  • Jeff Hoffman, Panelist
  • Sir John Shin, Panelist

Meet and Greet Panelists Before and during lunch at the Sheraton.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch

Participants include producers, directors, actors, musicians, financiers, technicians, editors, distributors, and agents. Numerous panels of experts from the arts and entertainment, television, technology, and music industries are well equipped to educate film festival attendees on how to break through to make movies and get distribution and financing for their film and/or music projects.

Tickets to the Florida Film Festival at Enzian Theater and the virtual event are now available at https://www.orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/.

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Ben Trygstad, Business Insurance Advisor with Trailstone Insurance Group Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

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Ben Trygstad, Business Insurance Advisor with Trailstone Insurance Group Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

Published on January 18, 2022

Ben Trygstad discusses his approach to bringing his business customers options for their insurance. Insurance is an essential part of protecting their employees and livelihood.

Trailstone Insurance Group is an independent insurance agent that represents multiple insurance companies. They are not locked into just one insurance company, which allows them to find the best options for coverage and the best pricing available. There is no charge to use their service; the insurance carriers pay them.   

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-ben-trygstad-business-insurance-advisor-with-trailstone-insurance-group/

Trygstad commented, ” I want to take the heart of a teacher and will always guide you to make the best decisions to protect the business you have spent so many years building!”

Business owners strive to make decisions that are right for their business & employees. This includes decisions about business insurance. They know they need excellent coverage; they don’t, however, have time to become an expert in business insurance. That’s where Trailstone Insurance Group can help with a business owner’s insurance policy.

A Business Owners Policy (BOP) combines property, liability, and business interruption coverage for small to medium-sized businesses. This packaged coverage is generally less expensive than when purchasing coverage separately. With a BOP, they have the ability to customize the policy to meet their individual business needs.

Dave Ramsey has endorsed Trailstone Insurance Group. Trygstad commented, “It took us years to pass Dave’s vetting process. We had to prove to Dave’s team that we have the “Heart of a Teacher” in our selling approach with our clients. This means we put your needs first before ours or the insurance carriers. Insurance agencies cannot purchase Dave’s endorsement, and it must be earned. Also, if our customers are not happy with our service, we will lose “The Dave Ramsey Trusted” endorsement. To make sure we are continually improving, Dave’s team does monthly training with the leadership here at Trailstone Insurance and asks for feedback directly from our customers.”

About Ben Trygstad

Ben specializes in business insurance. Helping clients with their worker’s compensation, general liability, business owner’s policy, commercial auto, E&O, D&O, and much, much more! He was lucky enough to grow up in the construction field, doing everything from daycare maintenance contracts to building a new visitor center for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. This helps me relate with his clients much more as he knows the issues business owners face every single day. Inside business insurance, he has worked with many non-profit insurance and portfolio management.

Learn More: https://trailstoneinsurancegroup.com/ben-trygstad

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California Attorney Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz Reveals Her Philosophy and Core Values for Standing Up for the Underdog on Influencers Radio

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California Attorney Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz Reveals Her Philosophy and Core Values for Standing Up for the Underdog on Influencers Radio

Published on January 18, 2022


Award-winning attorney Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz was the featured guest on Influencers Radio with Jack Mize.

On a recent episode of Influencers Radio with Jack Mize, award-winning, Los Angeles-based attorney Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz discussed the philosophy and core values behind her compassionate approach to representing the underdog in the areas of family law, immigration, and litigation defense.

Legal problems can be one of the toughest and most confusing times in a person’s life. Whether someone is in the position of defending themselves as the accused or standing up for themselves when they’ve been wronged, the experience can be overwhelming with possible life-changing outcomes.

Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz is a zealous advocate for the underdog, dedicated to giving voice and the ability to fight hard but fair for what her clients deserve. She prioritizes communication, hard work, and respect for each client so that they always know their options, risks, and plans of action.

During the interview, Cheryl shared the four core values that she uses as the foundation for her law practice, saying, “I spent a lot of time really figuring out who I am as a person and therefore as an attorney, and I was told that I should have core values so that people can really know who I am and what I stand for. And I’m proud to say that I came up with four, and they’re on our website.  I believe in Equality, Partnership with Justice, Peace, and Self Criticism. And for me, these are not just passive items, but really active items, meaning that we have to participate in all of these things. So, in terms of Equality, I believe all people deserve to be recognized and treated as equal. But for us to achieve that equality, we have to see eye to eye fully, completely, and honestly.  And for us to see eye to eye, we have to look at each other. That means we have to spend time with each other. We have to occupy the same space and get that opportunity to hear from one another. In terms of Partnership with Justice, I really believe in my core in the concept that attorneys are officers of the court. And as such, we are partners in the pursuit of justice. Of our 55 founding fathers, 35 were lawyers. And so, as our society developed, the whole idea of lawyering is built-in, it’s in the very fiber of our social fabric. And yes, lawyers have a bad rap, but I personally believe that as partners of justice, we have that duty to lawyer in a noble profession. And because of that, we have the power to transform our society and move it towards true equality. Then I believe in Peace.  And for me, peace is not just something that is guaranteed, but peace is something that we have to fight for.  We have to create it. But peace is not just something that can exist in the theoretical realm, it has to exist in our hearts, in our pocketbooks, in our homes, in our communities. So we have to seek peace, but we also have to create peace and protect peace. And then finally, Self-Criticism.  How can we do all of these things if we are not constantly evaluating ourselves?  I’m a human being and I have my own story, and I have my own experience, but I constantly have to look in the mirror and ask myself to be brave, so that I can change to meet the call of the moment. Whether it’s fighting for my client’s team, or defending them against an attack from some outrageous claims. I can only do that if I’m at my best, but I’m only at my best if I’m constantly evaluating myself.”

As the daughter of Filipino immigrants and an immigrant herself, having arrived in Southern California at the age of eight, Cheryl understands what it means to be a stranger in a strange land. She is also married to a Mexican immigrant and mother to a Mexican-Filipino son. This unique perspective allows her to approach each case with an unmatched level of compassion and empathy for her clients, who are often new to the legal system or intimidated by the complexity and desperately need her help navigating their way through the process.

Listening to this episode, it’s easy to hear the passion Cheryl has for the law and to understand why she believes that lawyering is a noble profession as she continuously and consistently brings more dignity to the profession one case at a time.

To listen to the full episode, visit https://influencersradio.com/cheryl-deptowicz-diaz

To learn more about Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz, visit https://DiazLawFirm.net

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Interview with Michael Wright, Insurance Agent with Trailstone Insurance Group About Bringing Customers the Best Options for Insurance

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Michael Wright discusses his approach to bringing his customers options for their insurance. Insurance is an essential part of protecting families; Asset and Liability Protection is the surest way to preserve wealth.

Trailstone Insurance Group is an independent insurance agent that represents multiple insurance companies. They are not locked into just one insurance company, which allows them to find the best options for coverage and the best pricing available. There is no charge to use their service; the insurance carriers pay them. 

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-michael-wright-insurance-agent-with-trailstone-insurance-group/

Wright commented, “With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver where I studied Risk Management and Insurance and an insurance claims handling background, I bring a unique perspective to my clients. I can guide them in making decisions to protect them from mistakes I have seen firsthand from past claims. Having this ability saves my clients money and worry, allowing me to be their Personal Trusted Advisor.”

Having access to over 25 insurance companies means when rates go up with one company, Trailstone has the ability to move their clients’ insurance to a better option…in fact, they have an entire department in their agency focused on just renewals and finding the best coverages!

Dave Ramsey has endorsed Trailstone Insurance Group. Wright commented, “It took us years to pass Dave’s vetting process. We had to prove to Dave’s team that we have the “Heart of a Teach” in our selling approach with our clients. This means we put your needs first before ours or the insurance carriers. Insurance agencies cannot purchase Dave’s endorsement, and it must be earned. Also, if our customers are not happy with our service, we will lose “The Dave Ramsey Trusted” endorsement. To make sure we are continually improving, Dave’s team does monthly training with the leadership here at Trailstone Insurance and asks for feedback directly from our customers.”

About Michael Wright

Michael likes to refer to himself as a Colorado Native, but technically he is not. He was born in the Midwest and relocated to the Denver Metro Area shortly thereafter, where he met his wife, Kelsey. Colorado has a lot to offer, and it was truly a blessing to grow up on the Front Range.

The move to Colorado led to many great life experiences. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado Denver, where he studied Risk Management and Insurance. The opportunity in the aging industry is what led him to the decision for his academic studies. From there, he found an opportunity for a Claims Handling position with a national insurance carrier here in Denver. From auto to property to business claims, he is versed in the intricacies of what can be seen as a complex process. He is passionate about helping my clients protect their assets through insurance and helping them navigate any hurdles that may arise.

Learn More: https://www.trailstoneinsurancegroup.com/michael-wright/

Cell: 720-441-0488  

 

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