Day: August 8, 2016

Film Review: Suicide Squad

August 8 / 16 What happens when you throw a team of the most dangerous people together? And you want them to save the world? Well that’s what’s Suicide Squad is all about. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) an intelligence operative, wants to assemble a team of the worst criminals for a high risk mission. You have Deadshot (Will Smith) a hitman, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) a psychopath and girlfriend of the Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) just a petty thief, Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuaye-Agbaje) a cannibalistic monster, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) an ex-gangster with pyrokinetic powers, and Slipknot (Adam Beach) a mercenary. Last, but not least Waller recruits an archaeologist, Dr. June Moone (Cara Delevingne) who is possessed by Enchantress, a witch-goddess sorceress. Their mission: to infiltrate the city to stop a terrorist attack, but there is more to it than that…….   Suicide Squad is just like a regular comic book film should be. Filled with action, always action. Some of the villains we know, some we don’t. Margot Robbie hit the nail on the …

Shadow Spotlight: Arts Business Institute

August 8 / 16 Hello and good morning! The second week of August is here, have a few posts to put this week. First, Arts Business Institute or ABI is this month’s Creative Close-Up. (cred: arts business institute) The Arts Business Institute was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2002 to serve a crucial, common need in the art- and craft-making communities – practical business education for creative entrepreneurs. The Arts Business Institute partners with art nonprofits, business development centers and art education organizations across the nation to provide specialized technical assistance and business education for studio artists, craft professionals and creative entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to a national audience of collectors and galleries. Curriculum:  The Arts Business Institute offers a structured curriculum developed by industry experts over the past 15 years. Courses include product development, production schedules, booth design, display and lighting, gallery negotiations, event marketing, wholesaling, retailing, gallery start-up, credit, collection and sales terms, licensing, intellectual property, pricing, contracts and many other topics. Our Unique Strategy:  Many artists struggle with the day-to-day …