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'Ironsgate Films Present: Binary Star - New Interactive On-Demand Series'
Pre-Production has started on a new format Interactive Web-Series. Alexander Hathaway has been announced as the series lead character.
London, United Kingdom, January 30, 2019 "Binary Star" - Interactive On-Demand Comedy Web Series
Ironsgate Films presents: "Binary Star" - an original interactive, On-Demand series, currently in pre-production, to be filmed in the USA.
Keith Fairfield is a simple man, he leads a simple life. On his 40th Birthday, his brother buys him a telescope.
Not knowing what to do with it, he joins a local amateur astronomy club and finds a new band of brothers and sisters.
A chance discovery one night propels him to the heady forefront of the international science community. He uncovers something about his famed discovery that will change the course of history.
"Binary Star" is a story about friendship, community, chasing a dream, adventure and about standing up for what you believe in. Not to mention how to use a telescope! An intelligent, interactive, Mystical and fantastical journey into the cosmos, with Keith.
Starring Alexander Hathaway ( of Quantum of Solace, EastEnders, Casualty & Young Dracula
Produced by Ironsgate Films -
Please contact Nicola Heyman [email protected]
Series Website:
'Arab American Cultural Society (AACS) Rallied Local Businesses, and Sponsors to Provide Support to Local TSA Workers'
Dallas, TX, January 30, 2019  Saturday, January 26th members of the Arab American Cultural Society visited with DFW airport’s TSA workers; they provided 140 meals, and $1200 worth of gift cards to offer some sort of relief during the government shutdown.
AACS partnered with local businesses to help sponsor the relief effort. Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, Sultan Cafe, Fenjani Mediterranean Grill, Sanabels Restaurant, El Rio Markets, and Kwik Kar, were among those who donated food and gift cards to the workers.
AACS acknowledges that this is a very difficult time for workers affected by the government shutdown. This was a small way of showing the federal workers, how much they are appreciated. Without them, our safety and security would be compromised.
"We understand and we realize that there’s a need," said Hassan Bawab, president of the Arab American Cultural Society.
After meeting with TSA workers, it was realized that with the temporary opening of the government, it still may take weeks before they see a paycheck. There is also uncertainty, with fear of another shutdown in the near future.
"Some of them are saying it might be three weeks until they actually get paid. That’s when his three-week trial period ends, so they’re afraid they might get paid and then the shutdown is going to happen again," said Fatina Ozzie, vice president of the Arab American Cultural Society.
AACS is committed to continuing to be a resource, and support for federal workers.
Arab American Cultural Society (AACS) is a social and cultural organization that encourages, strengthens, and supports the Arab American rights in the United States.
AACS strives to preserve and promote Arab culture in a thriving and accessible manner among Arab Americans by fostering political participation in the American system and raising awareness of the Arab culture among the American public.
Hassan Bawab
President of AACS
'The Saudi General Entertainment Authority and Hero Ventures Presents: "The Marvel Experience"; Saudi Arabia Will be the First Country in the Region to Feature This Event'
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 30, 2019 --In a pioneering move within the entertainment sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Marvel Experience virtual reality event is set to be held in Jeddah and Riyadh consecutively. This touring event is expected to be an exciting entertainment milestone and is happening in the region for the first time featuring Marvel’s enormously popular Super Heroes.
On January 31, 2019, the city of Jeddah is set to host the exciting Marvel Experience KSA for the first time in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Produced by the Saudi General Entertainment Authority and Los Angeles based Hero Ventures and organized by LuxuryKSA, the event will present audiences an opportunity to experience a sophisticated and interactive virtual and alternative reality.

At the Jeddah waterfront, a temporary themed entertainment attraction in a domed complex will make it possible for audiences to interact with their favorite Marvel characters watched and admired by millions of spectators all over the world, including Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron Man and many more.
A number of huge domes will be set up to display 3D animations, virtual reality games, and state-of-the-art technologies to allow for an immersive experience within an exciting story line. Audiences will defend the Earth against evil in an epic 360-degree immersive experience along with their Marvel heroes under the supervision of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury.
Furthermore, the national and international schools will be organizing school trips to the event for various grade levels, giving students an opportunity to experience the educational aspect of this event.
The event will be open and suitable for all age groups and nationalities who will enjoy rich multimedia shows, futuristic games, and stimulating adventures.
The Marvel Experience KSA tour is brought to the region by The General Entertainment Authority and Hero Venture and is organized by LuxuryKSA.
Commenting on this pioneering move, Amr Banaja, CEO, General Entertainment Authority expressed the keenness of the authority to cater to the entertainment needs of all segments of Saudi society through presenting carefully picked world-class entertainment content, and adding educational and interactive aspects to entertainment offerings to enrich audience experiences.
Rick Licht, CEO of Hero Ventures, said, “Having The Marvel Experience break new ground to be one of the first properties to come to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is absolutely fantastic! The Marvel fans in this region will be overwhelmed by our spectacular Domed show as they will be able to witness and experience technological advances in entertainment that are practically beyond imagination. We are thrilled that we have found such wonderful partners in the GEA and HRH Prince Khaled Bin Mansour CEO of LuxuryKSA, along with Marvel and their magnificent team. Together with GEA, Prince Khaled and his organization at Luxury KSA have shown tremendous enthusiasm to bring The Marvel Experience to the people of the KSA!”
Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment, said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring The Marvel Experience to the people of Saudi Arabia. Marvel has, and always will be, a story that is grounded in the world outside your window filled with characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, the Hulk and many others all who face similar challenges that we do and rise up to become something more. The Marvel Experience allows fans of all ages to live out their own adventure and become a part of the Marvel Universe. The collaboration between us at Marvel and the phenomenal team at Hero Ventures has been a labor of love for all involved and I hope each of our guests senses that the minute they walk through our doors at S.H.I.E.L.D. Through comic books, television, film, video games and themed entertainment, Marvel is about story. And THIS story is yours.”
Also commenting on this exciting offering, CEO at LuxuryKSA HRH Prince Khaled Bin Mansour Bin Saud Al Saud described the event as an incredible experience and exceptional milestone for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East Region as a whole. He expressed his confidence that this step will be followed by many exciting ventures for the Saudi Entertainment Industry in the near future.

Tickets on sale beginning Today, January 24, 2019 at:
About the General Entertainment Authority:
In line with one of the pillars of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision in creating a vibrant society, the General Entertainment Authority has been established to organize, develop, and lead the Entertainment sector to provide exciting Entertainment options, and tailored experiences to the needs of people from all diversities around Saudi Arabia. The goal also aims to stimulate the role of the private sector in building and developing Entertainment activities.
The General Entertainment Authority contributes to supporting the Saudi Economy by participating in diversifying its sources, raising its gross through domestic products, supporting small and medium enterprises and increasing the proportion of foreign direct investment in the Entertainment sector.
For more information, please contact: [email protected]
About Hero Ventures:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Hero Ventures, LLC develops and produces live entertainment experiences that delight and surprise consumers through innovative technology. The Company has brought together the best creative and business minds in animation, interactive technology and the live event space to create dynamic, unparalleled productions to share with audiences around the world in unique and unprecedented ways. Governing Board members include CEO/Founder Rick Licht; Executive Producers Michael Cohl of S2BN and Jere Harris of PRG; Oscar winning film producer and co-owner of the NFL’s New York Giants, Steve Tisch; retired Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA 2-time Hall of Famer, Earvin “Magic” Johnson; Vince McMahon’s WWE Senior Business Advisor, Basil V. DeVito, Jr.; Shamrock Holdings CEO, Stanley Gold; Guess Jeans Co-founder Maurice Marciano; Doug Schaer and others.

For more information, visit
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to Present on Their FIREFLY Loitering Weapon System and SPIKE LR2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile
SMi Reports: Speaker Interview Released with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in the run-up to Future Soldier Technology 2019.
London, United Kingdom, January 25, 2019 As the only conference exclusively focused on Future Soldier Programmes around the world, Future Soldier Technology returns to London on 12-13th March 2019 and this year will also include a pre-conference focus day on Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness (DSA) on 11th March 2019.

Delegates of the focus day will explore how technologies such as mobile deployable communications, blue force tracking, command and control networks, and innovative immersive technologies and displays are assisting the warfighter.

SMi Group are delighted to have conference sponsor, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd presenting at the Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on their FIREFLY loitering weapon system and SPIKE LR2 anti-tank guided missile.

Mr. Gal Papier, Head of Marketing and BD, Precision Tactical Weapon Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will present on "FIREFLY & SPIKE LR2."

· FIREFLY- Loitering Miniature Munition, Organic BLOS precision for the modern infantry. The FIREFLY revolutionizes the modern close combat by allowing the manoeuvring squads to rapidly deploy a small airborne munition that can fly up to 60m, create immediate situational awareness and engage enemy insurgents behind cover.
· SPIKE LR2- the 5th generation variant of the SPIKE Family, allowing precision engagement up to 5.5km while maintain light weight and high lethality. The LR2 is now being integrated to the Lance turret on the Boxer platform for Australia and can be fired both by infantry (portable launcher), by the Strike brigades mounted on vehicles, and also from the army aviation helicopters.

To download the event brochure with the full two-day agenda and speaker line-up, please visit

In the run-up to the event, SMi Group caught up with Gal Papier to discuss Rafael's latest developments, the challenges facing the industry and the upcoming event.

Read a snippet of his interview below:

Q) What challenges are you facing in soldier technology?

A) The main 3 challenges for soldier technology in my perspective are:
1. Keep it simple - allowing smart and complex weapon technology in the hands of the lower echelon will always require great effort in creating simplified HMI (Human Machine Interface) and more autonomous capabilities form the weapon system as possible.
2. Weight - Weight - Weight - the infantry lives and dies under the slogan: "trust what you carry." This will always be true; the infantry can rely on fire support and external aid, but this is only true when organically the unit can carry enough firepower to be effective on their own. A strong munition is only strong if you can carry it to the battlefield. The ability to reduce weight off the missiles and munition while still maintaining a high level of lethality is a great challenge.
3. Overmatch - 90% of the casualties are from close combat in which the infantry normally has the same capabilities as the enemy (grenades, light guns, machine guns, shoulder launched rockets, and more) and the win goes to the one which has either more fire support, more soldiers or more experienced warriors - to bring a new product or technology into this type of combat which breaks this equation that's a true challenge. Never bring a knife to a knife fight. Bring a gun.

Visit the download centre to read the full speaker interview and make sure to register by 31/01/19 to save £100 at

5th Annual Future Soldier Technology
Focus day: 11 March 2019, London, UK
Conference: 12-13 March 2019, London, UK

Lead Sponsor: Black Diamond Advanced Technology | Gold Sponsor: Glenair
Sponsors: 3M™ Peltor™, Blackbox Biometrics, Bren-Tronics, Fischer Connectors, FN Herstal, GETAC, Harris, Omnetics Connector Corporation, Persistent Systems LLC, Rafael, Revision Military, Secubit Ltd, TT Electronics

For sponsorship and branding enquiries, contact Sadia Malick, director on +44 (0)20 7827 6748 or email [email protected]

For other enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6138 or email [email protected]

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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MTS Management's London Songwriting and Production Duo FaB Tops iTunes Charts
MTS Management Group's London songwriting and production duo Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan (FaB) have topped the iTunes Belgium Alternative and All Genres Singles charts.
London, United Kingdom, January 25, 2019 “Thick layers of guitar and near-synthetic percussion create an atmospheric tidal wave that’s impossible to escape once you get caught in its alluring undercurrent.” -No Depression

“A welcome addition to any rock, adult contemporary radio playlist” –

“I think I’ve finally found what I’ve been so thirsty for as a pop music fan” – NeuFutur Magazine

With the release of their latest album, Big Blue World, and its infectious title track, MTS' London songwriting and production team of Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan, collectively known as FaB, have propelled their collective career into the pop stratosphere. They’ve earned worldwide critical acclaim, international radio airplay and charting, and even a nod from the Indie Music Hall of Fame: they earned an Achievement Award for the Top 2 performance of their lyric video, on the renowned video charts. The duo have also been recognized as an Emerging Artist in Billboard Magazine.

Now, FaB, as they are commonly referred to, have topped the iTunes Belgium charts with their latest single from Big Blue World, “Girl In a Gilded Cage.” The song topped the Alternative and All Genre Singles chart on January 22, 2019. “Girl” bested tracks from Panic! At The Disco, Imagine Dragons, Halsey and Coldplay, among other notable acts.

Neil Fitzsimon on the song’s creation: “When i first wrote the song, Bee’s (Brogan’s) mum said it sounded like ‘Waltzing Matilda.’ When we recorded the song in the studio, with producer Pat Collier (Katrina and the Waves), Bee could not get the scream to sound right, so we had to ask an ex-band member to send in the demo, so we could drop the original into the track. I don’t think he was very pleased!”

ABOUT FITZSIMON AND BROGAN: Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, aim to produce “Pure Pop For Now People.” Preferring to remain faceless in an industry that holds image in high regard, the pair have gone on to form a songwriting/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV. They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award. It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London. They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci–Fi Feature film. The duo recently had a track reach number 3 on a French national download chart. Their track, “This Is Love” earned the duo Semi-Finalist status in the Eurovision Contest. Their lyric video for “Big Blue World” reached #2 on the World Videos chart. The Billboard Magazine Emerging Artists have been featured on the NBC Radio and Westwood One Radio networks. They’ve recently recorded tracks with longtime David Bowie drummer, Woody Woodmansey.

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Airport and Maritime Border Security, Passenger Safety, Biometrics, Data Management to be Discussed at the Border Security Conference in Three Weeks

SMi Group Reports: The 12th annual Border Security Conference will return to Rome, Italy on the 12-13 February 2019.
London, United Kingdom, January 25, 2019 Ensure your opportunity to network with an audience of international senior security experts and law enforcement officers as they discuss the political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.
The 12th annual Border Security Conference will return to Rome, Italy on the 12-13 February 2019 and will welcome a number of informative presentations from experts in:
· Airport border security
· Maritime border security
· Passenger safety
· Biometrics
· Data management
Presentation Highlights include:
1) The Portuguese (PRT) Maritime Authority- Maritime Police in European Border Control Operations - Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira, Portuguese Maritime Authority Director General and Commandant Maritime Police, Portuguese Navy

2) The Global Migration Crisis: Challenges and Remedies - Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Alberto Cervone, Former Professor of Security Studies at the Marshall Center, Italian Navy

3) Dismantling Criminal Activities and Countering Human Traffickers in the Mediterranean - Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EUNAFORMED Operation SOPHIA Operation Commander, EUNAFORMED

4) Recent Developments in Biometric Strategies at US Borders - Mr. Patrick Nemeth, Director of Identity Operations Division, US Department of Homeland Security

5) From Silos to Interoperability — Evolution of Technology in Service of Border Management - Mr. Krum Garkov, Director, EU lisa

6) Recent Developments in the Use of Biometrics in Border Security - Mr. Marek Rejman-Greene, Consultant and Former Senior Biometrics Adviser at the Home Office, Identity for Services

7) Industry Milestone: The First Permanent Kiosk Based Border Control Solution for Entry/Exit Control in the EU - Ms. Keri Phoenix, Manager, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority

The full agenda is available to download at:

Nations presenting at the conference: Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and more.

2019 attendees include: Advantech Wireless, Airpol, Borders & Immigration, Brussels Airport Company, Cellebrite, Comcast, Embassy of Canada in Rome, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration, EU lisa, Eunaformed, European Union Dedication to Turkey, Europol, Federal Police, German Embassy, Finnish Customs, Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, German Federal Police, Government of Aruba, Identity for Services, Integrated Biometrics, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), International Organisation for Migration, Interpol, Italian Army, Italian MoD, Italian Navy, Italian State Police, Joint Research Centre, Marina Militare Italiana, MSAB, National University of Public Service Fle, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, P.G Court Consulate Congo, Portuguese Navy, SAP Belgium NV/SA, Swedish Police Authority, Swiss Border Guard, US Department of Homeland Security, Vancouver Airport Authority, WorldReach Software and more.

With spaces limited, the event team encourage you to book your seat now to avoid disappointment at this sell out event.

Registration - It’s easy to book your place - delegate bookings and special rates for military/government, please contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email [email protected]

Please visit the website, for further details and to download the most up-to-date brochure.

A final thank you to all of our Gold Sponsors: Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, Leonardo, SITA, Vancouver Airport Authority, and Sponsors and Exhibitors: Cellebrite, Idemia, MSAB, WorldReach Software.

Border Security Conference
12-13 February 2019
Rome, Italy

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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