Three University of Florida Alumni Earn Emmy Nominations For Inspirational Short Film, Jacob’s Turn
JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq., Founders of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, along with CelebritySites.com CEO and Founder, Lindsay Dicks, recently earned an Emmy® nominations for their work on the inspirational short film “Jacob’s Turn.”
Orlando, Fla. – July 18, 2011 – University of Florida Alumni, Lindsay Dicks, Nick Nanton, Esq. and JW Dicks, Esq., were recently honored to receive an Emmy® Award nomination for their passionate work as Executive Producers on the inspirational short film documentary, “Jacob’s Turn.”
Lindsay Dicks is CEO of CelebritySites™, an online marketing agency in Orlando while Nick Nanton, Esq. and JW Dicks, Esq., are the Founders of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, a Personal Branding Media, Marketing and PR firm based in Orlando, Florida. Lindsay graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration with a concentration in Marketing (Class of 2005.) Nick Nanton, Esq. holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (Class of 2004,) as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business (Class of 2001.) JW Dicks, Esq. graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Class of 1971.)
Jacob’s Turn is a mother’s story of Jacob Titus, her four-year-old boy from the small rural community of Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Jacob loves to play T-ball, like thousands of kids across the country. Jacob also happens to have Down Syndrome. The film shows how Jacob’s “turn” at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town. The script for the short film is based on Patricia Titus’ essay she wrote and submitted to the local newspaper.
The film was based out of, and produced in, the Ohio Valley region where the film was submitted for Emmy nomination. “Jacob’s Turn” received a nomination in the Human Interest – News category (with Dicks, Dicks and Nanton Executive Producing.) In addition, Co-directors Nick Nanton and Amardeep Kaleka received a nomination in the Director – Short Form category. The Emmy® Ceremony will be held July 30, 2011.
As Executive Producers, Nick, JW and Lindsay worked with his extended network of marketing experts to create awareness of “Jacob’s Turn,” through a method of marketing that is usually applied to commercial ventures, but for the first time was used to launch a charitable campaign - one which will help benefit children not only with Down Syndrome but a wide variety of special needs. The goal of everyone with an emotional and financial investment in the film is to raise people’s awareness and generate charitable donations that will help these kids receive the assistance they need to lead the best lives they can—to get their “turn.”
The film was produced with the help of Marketers For Good (MFG). Drawing upon the expertise of the top international marketing minds of our time, MFG is a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. Utilizing cutting edge marketing strategies, MFG brings together top marketing and business minds in order to encourage and lift up those in need.
Others contributing to the project are Mike Koenigs, Preston Ely, Baeth Davis, Mark Richter, Bill Gough, Richard Seppala, Dr. Scott Schumann, Darrin Mish and Jared Bonshire.
About Lindsay Dicks:
Lindsay Dicks helps her clients tell their stories in the online world. Being brought up around a family of marketers, but a product of Generation Y, Lindsay naturally gravitated to the new world of online marketing. Lindsay began freelance writing in 2000 and soon after launched her own PR firm that thrived by offering an in-your-face “Guaranteed PR” that was one of the first of its type in the nation.
Lindsay’s new media career is centered on her philosophy that “people buy people.” Her goal is to help her clients build a relationship with their prospects and customers. Once that relationship is built and they learn to trust them as the expert in their field then they will do business with them. Lindsay also built a patent-pending process that utilizes social media marketing, content marketing and search engine optimization to create online “buzz” for her clients that helps them to convey their business and personal story. Lindsay’s clientele span the entire business map and range from doctors and small business owners to Inc 500 CEOs.
Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Florida. She is the CEO of CelebritySites™, an online marketing company specializing in social media and online personal branding. Lindsay is also a multi-best-selling author including the best-selling book “Power Principles for Success” which she co-authored with Brian Tracy. She was also selected as one of America’s PremierExperts™ and has been quoted in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inc Magazine as well as featured on NBC, ABC, and CBS television affiliates speaking on social media, search engine optimization and making more money online. Lindsay was also recently brought on FOX 35 News as their Online Marketing Expert.
Lindsay, a national speaker, has shared the stage with some of the top speakers in the world such as Brian Tracy, Lee Milteer, Ron LeGrand, Arielle Ford, David Bullock, Brian Horn, Peter Shankman and many others. Lindsay was also a Producer on the Emmy nominated film Jacob's Turn.
About J.W. Dicks:
J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them.
J.W. represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.
A “Best Selling” author with more than 22 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.
J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, Florida Bar, Virginia Bar, and services on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and America’s PremierExperts®.
J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 39 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.
JWDicks@DicksNanton.com • 800.980.1626
About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq., a 2-time Emmy Nominated producer and director, is known as The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to the top Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.
The CEO of The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, Nick is a 2-time Emmy nominated television producer and director and an award winning songwriter who has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Brian Tracy, Michael Gerber and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored 10 best-selling books, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!®.
Nick serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and Nick has led the marketing and PR campaigns that have driven more than 100 authors to Best-Seller status. Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com. and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the Emmy Awards) co-founder of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, a 6-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.