Thursday, February 23, 2012

Film Lover...

The Academy Awards are only a few days away. I'm excited. I love all the fan fair, the beauty, the romance of it. So important to have celebration that confirms hard work and commitment to Artistic collaboration.

The Oscars has always represented the Best of the Best. I'm not just talking the Films. I'm talking the quality of people that collaborate with Artistic freedom.

Oh sure there is competition, alliances, teams, all the things that make us human. Beyond that though is the underlying passion to create, share, story tell in a way that has the power to change the world.

I always marvel at the humbleness of the pure genius that graces the stage on Oscars night. Very few industries where the ego is satisfied and extraordinary is everyday.  I have gratitude for all the efforts of Film Makers. Although at times, the most glamorous. The industry of Film Making is a life long passion that if your lucky pays your mortgage, but it will never be just a 'job'.

I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet some of the worlds most precious people. Every single one of them, even in their most guarded moments are givers. It is their Nature. There is a reason they are called Stars. Let the light of those who touch you, shine brightly on your good thoughts and your good deeds.

Congratulations to all Film Makers for following your passions. Seriously, if you take a project from concept to completion. You are a Winner!

Film Makers; Changing the World one Frame at a Time.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Power Play

One week until Prime Minister Harper departs for China.

Yahoo China's changing. This past year China has made more efforts then ever before to 'play' with the rest of the world. Currently in negotiations with Yahoo, guessing by the recent step down of the CEO things are moving along. China National Television has started broadcasting in foreign countries, including the United States. They are revaluing monetary funds as to enable ease of financial transactions. Opening London Offices to support western diversification. Then of course there is the Energy, the Oil. With recent appointment to OPEC and the quick purchase of Oil Sands Project and Other Oil Corporations it's clear they are very serious about playing. From Communications to Energy and everything in between.

Really it all boils down to the economics of it all. China needs Energy to continue to produce at the current and growing rate. Essential for the continued domination of product production industries.

Here's were the power comes into play.

Canada has Oil and we would like to sell it.

It's no secret that China has some serious human rights issues. Not looking to change a entire Communist Regime thought process, however sharing of thoughts and ideas, maybe even making some demands might not be that far out of line for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Honourable Mr. Harper. After all people are his business, not 'big business'...

It might be considered a welcome jester of willingness, to belong to the world community, if China began making moves to give, Tibet back to the Tibetans. What an awesome display and game changing moment for China to set things right with the Dali Lama and his people. This is the year that could move China from internal conflict to cultural celebration.

It's the Year of the Dragon, all it stands for, this is indeed the time for these cards to be played and moves to be made.

PS, PM please do us proud:)