Living Theories Publishing and Media Presents "Pledge to Elevate" Program at the Elevate Film Festival

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Program after movie and musc video screenings at the Elevate Film Festival focuses on how you too can travel within to embody a change in your daily life.

In partnership with this year’s Elevate Film Festival, Living Theories Publishing and Media is pleased to launch on the evening of the festival, July 23rd, 2006, the Pledge To Elevate Program, which focuses on the impact individuals have to effect powerful change one person at a time. This program also highlights healthy living as well as holistic and spiritual wellness for all - celebrities, the media, Hollywood and the public at large.

The Pledge to Elevate live program will be presented at the end of the screenings of competing movies and music videos by festival creator and President of Elevate Films, Mikki Willis, along with the Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of The Agape International Spiritual Center. Festival participants will be lead in the creation of a personal pledge sheet where they commit to “elevate” themselves in some way for a period of a year. After taking their “Pledge to Elevate”, they will then be collected, where they will be archived and posted to a special website The pledges will create an affiliate program of elevating each other where the pledges will be emailed throughout the year to all on the Elevate Film Festival newsletter. The intention is to create a search engine of pledges throughout the internet.

“We are honored to partner with this year’s Elevate Film Festival in inaugurating The Pledge to Elevate Program.” states, Chenoa Smith, founder and CEO of Living Theories, a book publishing and media distribution company. “The venue is ideal in supporting our business platform to provide voices to individuals to travel within and enact change. We are excited to kick off this effort with such a powerful group of filmmakers and agents for positive change and love; we know that the program will be amazing and enlightening.”

Example pledges include: Give cheer everyday, Clean up the block once per week, Recycle bottles, cans, and paper, Hug your family once per day, Start a program for conscious living, Help babysit for a struggling single mother, Become an environmental activist once a month or year, Setup a neighborhood community patrol for safety, Buy inexpensive advertisements the local community fundraisers, Volunteer at the elementary school down the street, Walk everyone's pets in the neighborhood at night once per week, March for world peace.

Other sponsors of the Elevate film festival include: The Metro, Whole Life Times, The Spiritual Cinema Circle, Open Air Cinema, Yamaha Guitars, Aloha Airlines, Vishai Yurts,, and H20m Water.

As part of the evenings’ presentation, the Elevate Film Festival is honoring Daryl Hannah, John Quigley, and The South Central Farmers for their humanitarian and greening efforts, in attempts to save the community farm that was featured in Elevate Film Festival 1. Musicians Colin Hay, (former lead singer of Men At Work), Esthero (Wikked Lil’ Grrrls), Cree Summer, Chris Pierce (on award wining “Crash” Soundtrack), Amae, and The Good Luck Joes are confirmed to participate in the music video category. Also actress and director Lilakoi Moon (Aka Lisa Bonet) and Michael Goorjian director of Kirk Douglas’ latest film “Illusion” are slated to direct in the documentary and narrative film categories in the 48 hour competition. “This is more than jut a film festival, this is a movement and I am honored to be apart of it”, states Lilakoi Moon. The celebrity panel of judges include: Linda Perry (Former lead singer, songwriter of 4 Non Blondes and Music Producer), Ross Grayson Bell (Producer of “Fight Club”), Drew Heriot (Director of “The Secret”), Viki King (”How to Write a Movie in 21 Days” currently the creative consultant on “Conversations with God”) and Matt Malley (Former bassist of the Counting Crows).

About Living Theories Publishing and Media

Living Theories Publishing and Media, distributes books, software, music, DVDs and articles for people to recreate their lives to support their ultimate joy, happiness and creativity. It is the mission of Living Theories that the journey of humans on this planet is to find the balance between learning and survival in order to find true purpose. We produce and distribute books and media that focus on the journey of life and provide an introspective approach to the creative process. We specialize in distribution for self-published and independent authors and artists through our Voices Program.

Voices Program – Everyone has a story – what is yours?

Living Theories Voices Program features real people with real stories giving their gifts to one another. With the Voices program, Living Theories has a unique cooperative distribution model that gives first time authors and artists the opportunity to share their wisdom in the mainstream marketplace. Living Theories puts their books and media product development through a patent-pending 300-point check list so that the author and artist are completely ready to enter the market as a professional seller and a creator.

About The Elevate Film Festival

Elevate Film Festival is the first 48-hour festival to challenge the international film community to create works of social and global importance. The intention of the festival is to inspire creative artists to begin working in a positive direction and to bring awareness to organizations and individuals who are making a difference in our world. Elevate Films is a multi-cultural, non-denominational, non-political group of inspired filmmakers who simply understand the power of their medium.


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