Posts Tagged "Arts"

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (NYC) – Updates

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

From Louis Massey: Here are few important updates on our upcoming conference at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Delegates and guests can now benefit from a special rate at the Sheraton Times Square. To book, visit: The extended deadline for hotel booking and early bird registration is June 30, 2017. After this date, regular rates will apply. Special thanks to Celebrity Studies for providing journal samples and publication information. We will also offer a copy of the newly released book Becoming Brands: Celebrity,...

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America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

Greetings from New York City! It has been just over 2 weeks here and I have some great news to share! I am pleased to announce that I will be offering a pre-launch reading of my book Fame in Hollywood North at America’s first conference on celebrity culture. Joining me are authors Josh Nathan and Veronica Grey, who also directed the film Worst Shark Attack Ever featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. This is an exclusive event for attendees of the international media conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?  Josh Nathan is a broadcaster and communication professor at...

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From Publications to Public Lectures

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Readers, I am writing from Toronto Pearson International Airport – had a lovely stay in Canada where I got covered in Chatelaine and Flare magazines. Thanks to writer Sydney Loney for her excellent interview and views. The article reached out to over 120K readers this month. Check out Chatelaine’s April issue for the print edition of her article – will be in newsstands across Canada soon! I am also thrilled to announce that my article “Theatre, Performance and Memory in Fame” is now part of the Double Special Issue: ‘Audiences for stardom and...

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From Persona to Personal

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Readers, Hope the first month of 2015 went well for all! I am pleased to update that I completed publication requirements for Celebrity Studies, Persona Studies, and my first book photo shoot for Fame in Hollywood North yesterday. After 7 years of research and writing, I finally completed the book manuscript and its photo shoot in Toronto. Special thanks go to Jeremiah Hill Photography that has captured wisdom, journeys, presence and expressions of writing in deep and personal ways. The above photograph was taken after the photo shoot. Around 1300+ shots were taken within 4.5 hours and...

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Passion, Vision and Reflection

Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Being a writer and director of an international organization is both challenging and rewarding.  I had an incredible year establishing the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and simultaneously writing my first monograph. Passion, vision and reflection have played magical roles in channeling myself. The journey of research, writing, and creating innovative insights would not have been possible without the incredible love and support that I have received from many individuals and institutions across the world. I thank those who have been part of this precious journey, and wish all a...

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