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May 30, 2024 03:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Meme Stock Revival Saw GameStop (NYSE: GME) Shares Surge Above 120%: VantagePoint’s A.I.-Driven Forecasting Software Saw It Coming A Week Earlier

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By James Blacker, Benzinga Meme stocks have once again rocked the financial markets, with GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE: AMC) seeing dramatic spikes in recent weeks. Shares of GameStop soared 74% on May 13 after social media influencer and investor Keith Gill, who was instrumental in the 2021 meme stock frenzy, made his first social media post in three years. Similarly, other meme stocks saw massive surges, such as AMC, which rose nearly 80%, and Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), which more than doubled. While the share prices of GameStop and AMC seem to have now settled down, the resurgence of meme stocks has reignited the discussion about their volatility and unpredictability. While making money with meme socks is possible, it is considered by many to be risky and relies heavily on timing the market. GameStop shares opened at $26.34 on May 13. At the time of writing, however, the stock is trading at $22.12, which means that traders who entered long positions after Gill’s social media posts on May 11 and 12 would be in the red. A month ago, the stock was trading at around $10, which means those who got in early would be up some 120%. Staying Ahead Of The Curve While humans can be notoriously bad at timing the market, advanced predictive tools are invaluable for traders and investors looking to capitalize on events like the meme stock resurgence. Amid such a landscape, the right tools are essential, and VantagePoint’s A.I.-driven market forecasting software has proven its ability to predict the momentum and trends of stocks like GameStop and AMC before they take off, with up to 87.4% historical accuracy. Combined with its dual-patented intermarket analysis, which compiles and analyzes data about the interconnectedness of global markets, VantagePoint reports that its AI software saw the GameStop confirmed trend reversal as early as May 3rd, long before the broader market reacted to it. VantagePoint claims that its software gives traders precise forecasts of a trend’s direction from one to three days in advance, in addition to predictions of the next day’s high and low. It makes forecasts for over 2,300 stocks, ETFs, futures, forex pairs, commodities and cryptocurrencies every single day. The company has been using A.I. to forecast the markets for over three decades, which means three decades that its neural networks have been learning and getting more and more accurate. In line with the company’s vision to empower investors daily, VantagePoint was the first trading software developer in the world to introduce strategy back-testing capabilities in trading software for personal computers. In February 2020, long before the A.I. explosion, the company announced that its predictive accuracy had increased to 87.4%. Since introducing its first trading software in 1983, VantagePoint has grown into a multi-million dollar, Inc. 500, trading software company with over 40,000 customers in more than 160 countries. The company has also won multiple awards, including “Best Predictive A.I. Software For Trading” by A.I. World Finance in 2023. The company also partnered with Benzinga in 2022 for a four-part series to help traders. With the resurgence of social media-driven volatility, VantagePoint’s early insights could give traders and investors the edge they need to stay ahead of the curve. Find out more at www.vantagepointsoftware.com. Featured photo by Yorgos Ntrahas on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. The above (GME) chart is from past data and is atypical. Trading involves risk. Past results do not guarantee future performance. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

May 30, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Expands into Chanhassen with Major Fiber Network

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Comcast announced today it will continue to significantly expand its next-generation Xfinity network into Chanhassen, Minnesota. The media and technology company will invest millions to install new fiber-rich highways that will provide multi-gig speeds and unmatched reliability to more than 10,500 homes and businesses with a planned completion by the end of 2025. The Chanhassen expansion adds to Comcast’s more than $525 million technology and infrastructure investments across Minnesota over the last three years. Comcast’s planned expansion follows February’s announcement of expanding its smart, fast, reliable fiber-rich network to seven cities in Minnesota, including Cologne and Nowthen, and parts of Corcoran, Grant, Hugo, Rogers and Stillwater Township by the end of 2024. In June 2023, Comcast completed an expansion to more than 2,300 homes and businesses in the City of Wayzata, where area businesses now enjoy Comcast Business’s suite of products, including broadband speeds of up to 100 Gbps, and Xfinity products for residents with Internet speeds faster than a gig over standard connections in the home. “We are pleased to welcome Comcast to our community. Access to high-quality cable and internet services is essential for our residents and businesses, and having more options ensures that everyone can find a plan that best meets their needs. We look forward to the benefits that increased competition and improved infrastructure will bring," said Chanhassen Mayor Elise Ryan. Residential customers will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full suite of products, including Internet, video, mobile, voice and managed home solutions. For local businesses, Comcast Business will offer a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services. “Reliable high-speed Internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Twin Cities families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Kalyn Hove, Comcast Midwest Regional Senior Vice President. “We are expanding our fiber highways in Chanhassen, strategically investing in areas undergoing significant growth. By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” Comcast’s commitment to new communities goes beyond the build—addressing digital opportunities in communities through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the Internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. Over the past three years, Comcast has invested more than $5 million in cash and in kind donations in the Twin Cities to help shrink the digital divide. The focus includes helping people build digital skills in the workforce, expanding WiFi connected Lift Zones and funding connectivity and internet adoption programs. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about affordable connectivity services like Internet Essentials, which offers eligible households high-speed internet for $9.95/month or Internet Essentials Plus for $29.95/month. Affordable computers are also available through Internet Essentials. Since its inception in 2011, the program has connected more than 480,000 students, parents, veterans and seniors in Minnesota. For more construction details and updates, visit https://midwest.comcast.com/network-expansion/. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 Jill_Hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com

May 30, 2024 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Halving of BTFS Storage Rewards

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Singapore, May 28, 2024 – To sustain the growth and success of the BitTorrent ecosystem, BTFS is set to implement a halving on the next round of rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network. From 00:00 (UTC) June 25, 2024, the daily rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network will be halved from 15 billion BTT to 7.5 billion BTT. The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is a decentralized file storage system that utilizes blockchain technology and peer-to-peer transmission. It allows users to store their files across multiple nodes in a distributed manner, enhancing file security and reliability. BTFS also offers rapid file transfer and access, giving users greater convenience in managing and sharing files. By integrating key features of the BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), such as cross-chain connectivity and multichannel payment options, BTFS significantly enhances user experience. Currently, the BTFS network is experiencing rapid growth with over 8 million nodes across the network, including more than 6 million super miners, according to BTFS SCAN. To support the efficient operations of these nodes, BTFS initiated a rewards program and has provided an aggregate of 25 trillion BTT since the launch of BTFS Mainnet in 2019. Every two years, the BTFS rewards halving will occur causing the rewards for all storage miners across the network to be cut in half. (Halving roadmap) Moreover, halving will also prompt miners to improve node performance by optimizing node operation and reducing waste. In addition, an upgrade of the official website for the BTFS technical community and the release of BTFS v3.0 Mainnet will be scheduled in sync with the halving. These developments are expected to improve the efficiency of the BTFS protocol, expand the user base, and enhance its overall functionality. Looking ahead, BTFS is committed to continuously refining its storage rewards strategies. The goal is to expand the network of nodes participating in file storage on BTFS, providing developers with an efficient, secure, and reliable storage solution boosting both the capacity and the transaction efficiency of the BTTC network. About BTFS The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is both a protocol and a web application that provides a content-addressable peer-to-peer mechanism for storing and sharing digital content in a decentralized file system, as well as a base platform for decentralized applications (Dapp). The BTFS team has been working on the latest network operations and BTT market sentiment, etc., to make a series of dynamic adjustments such as upload prices and airdrop reward schemes. About BitTorrent Founded with a leading peer-to-peer sharing technology standard in 2004, BitTorrent, Inc. is a consumer software company based in San Francisco. Its protocol is the largest decentralized P2P network in the world, driving 22% of upstream and 3% of downstream traffic globally. Its flagship desktop and mobile products, BitTorrent and µTorrent, enable users to send large files over the internet, connecting legitimate third-party content providers with users. With over 100 million active users, BitTorrent products have been installed on over 1 billion devices in over 138 countries worldwide. Since November 2018, TRON (TRX), Binance (BNB), and Bitcoin (BTC) holders have the opportunity to purchase one-year subscriptions of BitTorrent or µTorrent products, including Ads Free and Pro for Windows. Pro includes anti-virus and anti-malware screening, file converting and playability in HD. Users can visit bittorrent.com or utorrent.com to learn more. Website | Telegram | Medium | X | Media Contact John Chen press@bittorrent.com Contact Details John Chen press@bittorrent.com

May 28, 2024 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Jonathan’s Baker 'Fate The Movie' Plays Homage To Quentin Tarantino’s Vista Movie Theater

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“Nothing happens by accident” - Jonathan Baker. Jonathan Baker is a visionary director who is celebrated for his unparalleled filmmaking techniques. He is known for his hands-on approach, a keen eye for details and crafting compelling narratives that resonate deeply with audiences. His ability to immerse himself in every aspect of production ensures that his creative vision is flawlessly translated from the script to the screen. One of Baker’s biggest inspirations is visionary filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino for his innovative filmmaking approach. In his second to last directorial venture “Fate”, Baker is paying homage to Tarantino’s Vista Theater through the film's main location, The Vista Hotel and the casting of Harvey Keitel. Keitel, an esteemed actor who brings a commanding presence and depth to his character, enriching the film’s atmosphere and working to elevate the performance of the entire cast. The Vista Hotel becomes more than a location, but a central character. "The Vista Hotel was born out of Quentin Tarantino's visionary movie theater," says Baker. "It serves as a creative through-line, connecting the past with the present and infusing our film with a sense of nostalgia just as Harvey Keitel did”. Keitel's connection to both Baker and Tarantino adds a layer of authenticity to "Fate The Movie”. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jenny Bloom +1 480-406-7021 jenny@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://www.jonathanbaker.com

May 26, 2024 12:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill offers BOGO Free deals for Memorial Day weekend

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While Memorial Day itself honors Americas military members who lost their lives in service to our country, the weekend has become synonymous with travel, cookouts and time with family and friends. Uno Pizzeria and Grill is offering a series of BOGO free deals over the weekend to help bring family and friends together. The deals will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday and feature a different BOGO free deal each day. This BOGO deal encourages pairs or groups to come dine together and save. On Friday, May 24 th, Uno Pizzeria and Grill will offer a BOGO Free Pizza deal valid on all deep dish and thin crust pizzas. Buy one pizza and get a second of equal or lesser value for free. Valid for Dine-in and also take-out. Must use code BOGOFREE when ordering on-line. On Saturday, May 25 th, Uno Pizzeria and Grill will offer a BOGO Free Entree deal. Buy any Entrée and get a second Entrée of equal or lesser value for free. Valid for Dine-in only. On Sunday, May 26 th, Uno Pizzeria and Grill will offer a BOGO Free Pasta dish deal. Buy any Pasta dish and get a second Pasta dish of equal or lesser value for free. Valid for Dine-in only. The Memorial Day Holiday is on Monday May 27th. Uno Pizzeria and Grill honors those US Military members who have passed and thanks all service members for their service and commitment. All restaurants will be open on the Monday. Participation may vary by location. About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business which supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, and schools, with both frozen and refrigerated UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

May 23, 2024 12:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Makers of STEPN, take major leap with STEPN GO, a social-lifestyle app with new gaming token, GGT

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FSL, the global gaming and development studio behind web3 lifestyle app STEPN, NFT marketplace MOOAR, and social-strategy game Gas Hero, has officially announced the launch of STEPN GO. The new product is a social lifestyle app that rewards your daily movement and social interactions. Today marks an exciting milestone with the release of the STEPN GO Whitepaper and Tokenomic model. The game introduces a new token, GO GAME TOKEN (GGT), which users can earn by walking, jogging, and running with digital NFT Sneakers. There will also be a PvP game feature that allows users to earn GMT, the FSL Ecosystem token. The original STEPN app was launched in 2021 and remains the world’s leading ‘Move and Earn’ application, pioneering the genre of gamified web3 fitness applications. With over 5.6 million registered users and over 1 million Sneaker NFTs owned by players, STEPN achieved monumental success, acquiring a global community. STEPN has partnered with prolific brands over the years including ASICS, Steve Aoki, and most recently adidas. STEPN was also the first blockchain gaming app to integrate Apple Pay, creating a seamless onboarding experience for web2 native users. Yawn Rong, Co-Founder of FSL commented, “The STEPN community has been requesting social features within the app since the early days of STEPN. Therefore, we’re so excited to reveal these new features, which will propel STEPN GO into mainstream adoption. In addition to the Haus Mechanism and Interactive Map, we will also implement PvP elements within the app. Community is at the heart of everything we do at FSL, and we are ecstatic to announce this monumental milestone today, reinforcing our commitment to empowering and engaging our users.” Building on the success of STEPN, FSL has designed unique social features within STEPN GO. The first key social element is the ‘Haus System’, which is a lending system that allows users to share their Sneaker NFTs with friends and family members who are new to the app, and split their earnings. This system will enable easy onboarding for new users to enjoy the app and kickstart their fitness journey. Another unique feature will be the ‘Interactive Map’, which will allow users to see other players' avatars and even add them as friends within the platform. This Interactive Map will also allow users to drop messages that can be found by other players out doing STEPN GO runs. Jerry Huang, Co-Founder of FSL added, “With STEPN GO, anyone can onboard their friends and family to web3 without needing to create a wallet or even buy NFTs. Exercise will be more fun and rewarding. We will combine fitness with many enjoyable experiences, including having your own customizable avatars with unique outfits!” The Alpha Version of STEPN GO is set to launch by Q3 2024 with a Sneaker NFT Alpha Prize Draw lasting one month. A total of 3,000 Sneaker NFTs will be distributed within the app. To enter, users will be required to lock GMT. Access to the Alpha Prize Draw will be limited to FSL ID users, ensuring the most loyal FSL community members are rewarded. An additional 2,000 Sneakers will also be given away via the STEPN X account and STEPN GO Discord. Make sure to follow STEPN on X for your chance to win a Sneaker and gain early access. About STEPN GO Building on the success of STEPN, the pioneering move-and-earn platform, STEPN GO revolutionizes social fitness in everyday life. Buy, borrow, or lend your Sneakers to earn rewards by staying active. Your rewards can be used to level up, cash out, or flex your online appearance, fostering both physical activity and social connections. About STEPN STEPN is Web3’s leading lifestyle app with over 5.6 million registered users. By incentivizing exercise through rewards, the app requires users to purchase a virtual Sneaker NFT and earn rewards through walking, jogging, or running. Over the years, STEPN has partnered with some prolific brands, including adidas, Atlético De Madrid, Steve Aoki, ASICS, and DeGods. About FSL Founded in 2021, FSL is a global gaming and development studio connecting players to Web3 through fun and rewarding gaming experiences. FSL’s mission is to introduce individuals to Web3 while encouraging healthy living and combating climate change. The FSL ecosystem includes STEPN, MOOAR, DOOAR, and Gas Hero. For more information, visit fsl.com. Contact Details FSL Mattina Hiwaizi +44 7582 408538 mattina@stepn.com Company Website https://fsl.com/

May 23, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FAYE DUNAWAY WRAPS FILMING ON JONATHAN BAKER’S ‘FATE THE MOVIE’ AHEAD OF CELEBRATORY MOMENT AT CANNES FOR HER HBO DOCUMENTARY ‘FAYE’

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Baker Entertainment Group, a film production company led by visionary filmmaker Jonathan Baker, has announced Janet Montgomery as a young Faye Dunaway in “Fate The Movie”. Dunaway has just wrapped her role as Tilly, which spans an entire lifetime, bridging the character to life by the talents of both Dunaway and Montgomery into one central character. While the film is still in production, this marks a significant milestone in her legendary career as Dunaway heads to Cannes to screen her celebratory HBO documentary “Faye”. Highland Film Group will be on the ground selling “Fate The Movie” from writer-producer-director Jonathan Baker, making this his second to last film he’ll ever create. Janet Montgomery, playing Young Tilly, was cast out of hundreds of actors for this role. “She stepped in with beauty, love, and laughter to play a strong sophisticated soul which will illuminate the film. Once Janet listened to the music of the movie, Nessun Dorma, Nat King Cole's ‘Unforgettable’, and our original song “forever is yesterday” by singer songwriter Trease,” said Baker. “Out of all our cast members, Janet has worked the hardest to embody and challenge her character through Faye Dunaway and into her original performance of Young TIlly. Everyone is a muse in this movie for me as I step into every character as I bring them to life. With Janet's background and chemistry with Brandon Routh, this is an epic love story that will live on forever.” “I think he’s one of the important directors that we’re watching today. And I think it’s a really interesting film. He’s got a great cast, it’s an amazing script, and what drew me to the film is we’re all in a holistic retreat so that means maybe we’re not all there at the same time and it’s interesting from that point of view. I like him very much. And I'm glad to be in this film with him,” said Faye Dunaway in an interview with Vancouver Sun. Jonathan Baker stated, “Faye Dunaway is one of the greatest actors of our time. When I crafted her role in the film “Fate”, I could see no one else that could play that part better than her. With such respect and admiration, I had the pleasure to experience the brilliant performance of Faye Dunaway alongside Harvey Keitel in my film.” Synopsis: It takes a minute to find a special person and an entire lifetime to forget them. After a rescue mission gone wrong, a firefighter Sam Ellis (Brandon Routh) connects with a stranger from the past Tilly (Janet Montgomery) while he's healing at a rehabilitation center and is transported through time to find the only thing saving his soul, is his realization of true love. Jonathan Baker is producing “Fate The Movie” after being in development for five years, bringing a singular ambition and passion to creating this feature film. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jordan Parlee jordan@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://www.bakerentertainmentgroup.com

May 20, 2024 02:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE MTV OF INDEPENDENT FILM!

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The 6th Annual Transparent Film Festival is set to take place at the iconic Producers Club in midtown Manhattan's Theatre District on June 13th, this festival will not only feature some of the best in Indie Film from over 1000 submissions world-wide but will also include the launch of ABFAB.COM, it’s digital app free streaming platform. ABFAB.COM aims to be the go-to hub for indie filmmakers, akin to what MTV did for musicians when it debuted in 1981, but with an expanded scope. With a commitment to showcasing diverse talents from across the globe, ABFAB.COM is not only partnering with festivals like Transparent Film Festival but also welcoming submissions directly from content creators. Phase 2 of its launch will broaden its scope to include comedians, theater groups, musicians, and more, in line with the original MTV ethos of celebrating creativity in all its forms. Brian McLane, the founder of Transparent Film Festival, emphasizes the need for platforms like ABFAB.COM to provide exposure and recognition to independent filmmakers, echoing the success of the festival in highlighting the abundance of talent in the indie film scene. Through ABFAB.COM 's 24-hour streaming network, every content creator will have a chance to display their work without the clutter of an app. “We want to do everything we can to promote independent filmmaking and independent filmmakers, so having been around when MTV first came out and seeing what that did for the music world, we wanted to create ABFAB.COM so all types of films from all over the world will have a home and a place to get exposure”, said McLane. Embracing the spirit of MTV's on-air VJs, ABFAB.COM is gearing up for worldwide auditions to find presenters who embody unity and individualism, much like the iconic personalities of MTV's golden era. Festival Co-Founder, Michael Farr said “It’s a cool time for content creators and on-air personalities so in addition to in-house productions like “Director’s Spotlight hosted by James Ylisela,” other ABFAB.COM original programming, plus the amazing content that gets submitted to us, we will pay homage to the MTV era by casting VJ’s to intro films and host content on the channel. As submissions for the 6th Annual Transparent Film Festival are now closed, the festival's commitment to reviewing every film in its entirety sets it apart, providing valuable feedback to content creators and ensuring a fair evaluation process. ABFAB.COM seeks to offer viewers an alternative to mainstream platforms, focusing on independent content creation and delivering a quality viewing experience. Festival Judge, Marc Mifsud said “We take great pride in the fact that we review each and every film that is submitted and provide direct feedback to filmmakers, I think the people who submit feel good knowing that their film will be reviewed and not just end up in a pile of films that never get a chance to be truly judged.“ For tickets to this year's festival or more information about Transparent Film Festival and ABFAB.COM, visit www.transparentfilmfest.com Don't forget to tune in to Transparent TV on Manhattan Cable Channel 34 Spectrum every Friday night at 12 midnight ET. About Transparent Film Festival: Founded by Brian McLane, Transparent Film Festival celebrates independent filmmaking by honoring each submission with a thorough review process that includes full viewing of every film submitted. With over 2500 films submitted in its first five years, the festival remains dedicated to its mission and is now in its 6th year, aiming for IMDb certification. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 16, 2024 02:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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