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Amber Martinez, Made an Official Judge of the 2021 Asian Film Festival

Amber Martinez, Made an Official Judge of the 2021 Asian Film Festival

On Saturday November 7th, 2020, the official judges were announced for next year’s 2021 Asian Film Festival (https://asianfilmfestival.us).

Among the announced judges was Amber Martinez, actress and producer. Amber Martinez has worked on many films and television projects. Some of her well-known film projects are Dead Ant, Madness in the Method, Glass Jaw, Fight of Fury, Guitars and Guns, Bond of Justice: Kizuna, and Senior Entourage.

In the film Senior Entourage, Amber Martinez worked with an amazing all-star cast, including Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Mark Rydell, Charles Robinson, James Handy, David Lockhart, Brian Conners, and the late Helen Reddy.

Amber Martinez

Some television projects, that Ms. Martinez has worked on include 68 Whiskey, Why Women Kill, NCIS,
S.W.A.T., Homeland, and Dirty John: Betty Broderick. Her latest project that she is working on is the film
Christmas Slasher, where she stars in the role of “Victoria” and she is also an Executive Producer on the
film. Presenting this honor on Nov. 7th, 2020, was the festival director himself, Jason Quin.

The event took place at the new luxury hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills, located at 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly
Hills, CA 90210.

The event was photographed by Guillermo Proano. Also, in attendance at the official announcement were international recording artist Josh Moreland, actress Rebecca Holden,TV host Shelley Sykes, philanthropist Leith Eaton, and former Hollywood Foreign Press AssociationPresident, Aida Takla.

When asked about receiving the honor of being a judge for the 2021 Asian Film Festival, Ms. Martinez replied, “It is truly an honor and I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity…”

Amber Martinez has a few official websites, http://www.amber-martinez.com and her fan website http://www.ambermartinezofficial.com.

Festival Director Jason-Quin and Amber-Martinez

Amber Martinez official social media connections are as follows:
Twitter: @__AmberMartinez, Instagram: @amber_martinez_official, and Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/theofficialambermartinez.

This original article was published by: London-TV.co.uk

The Confederation Institute of Education is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Asian Film Festival Los Angeles 2020 and plans research projects to support the practice of Asian young filmmakers and student film directors.

2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition Winners Announced


Winners of the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition held November 3, 2017 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA.

The future of American innovation was on display November 3rd at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA.

Cutting-edge inventions created by the nation’s brightest young innovators from colleges and universities across the country – solving challenges from water decontamination to wearable power generation – were showcased at the competition’s public expo, providing the students a forum to answer questions and discuss their inventions with USPTO patent examiners, patent attorneys, trademark examiners and senior officials; corporate sponsors; members of the intellectual property community; and the public.

During the competition, the 29 undergraduate and graduate students from 12 teams all had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). These legendary innovators – who have invented many tools, processes, or devices that are now commonplace in our lives (optical fiber, implantable defibrillator, Post-it® Notes, digital camera) — served as judges for the competition, and provided advice and inspiration for the students. USPTO officials also served as judges.

The winner in the undergraduate category was a team from University of Iowa, Abraham Espinoza and Matthew Rooda. Their invention, SwineTech, is an audio processing technology that determines if piglets are in distress, allowing farmers to provide a higher quality of life to their livestock.

The graduate winner was Ning Mao from Boston University for Engineered Probiotics. Her priobiotic solution is an affordable and convenient way to provide early detection of cholera and help further contain the spread of the disease.

The top undergraduate and graduate winning teams each received $10,000. Second- and third-place finishers also were awarded cash and prizes. Read more about all the 2017 CIC finalists and winners and hear what they love about inventing.

Through this competition, the skills that these students gained through the process of invention and by learning about intellectual property will be assets to them as they continue with their research or commercialize their inventions.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is one of several important programs that the USPTO and NIHF offer to young inventors. Others include Invention Playground for preschool children, Camp Invention and Club Invention for elementary school children, and Invention Project for middle school students. Since 1990, NIHF’s education programs have served more than 1.25 million children, and 125,000 teachers and leadership interns — promoting a better understanding of the vital role intellectual property and innovation play in our lives and our economy and helping build entrepreneurial skills for the next generation of inventors.