Oscar ‘Branding Events’ Compete to Offer Bags of Goodies to the Stars

By Mike Szymanski In an effort to set themselves off from similar “gifting suites” during the Academy Awards hype, a few of the companies putting on these giveaways to the stars now call themselves “branding events.” Nevertheless, in this world of celebrity hype and Hollywood, there still remains a hierarchy, even among these give-away events.…

LA Food Ways’ Tells the Story of Spreading Food Around and Ending Waste

By Mike Szymanski Mike Szymanski is part of the California Institute of Contemporary Arts (www.cica.org) that helped fund the LA Food Ways documentary as well as the upcoming Atlanta project, and has funded Raphael’s GreenWish (https://www.greenwish.com) foundation. Actor, activist and filmmaker Raphael Sbarge is obsessed with food lately. In his latest documentary he melds the…