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Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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Hispanic Chamber Announces 2016 Don Quijote Award Finalists in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.—November 15, 2016 — Excitement builds for the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF) announce this year’s finalists. The organizations revealed the 12 finalists for the four categories recognized at the event along with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Hispanic…

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Hispanic Chamber, SBA Form Strategic Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — With the 2016 Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) at the Orange County Convention Center well underway, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a new Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) Friday. The two-year partnership will connect Chamber members to greater resources for…

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Nation’s First Accredited College for LD and ADHD Students Surging and Expanding in 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. (FNN News) – Beacon College, the nation’s first higher learning institution dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities (LD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other learning differences, has seen rapid growth in the last three years—48.6%, to be exact—and is using its newfound momentum to make an even greater imprint on the national landscape.…

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‘Blue,’ ‘The Runaway,’ ‘Actor for Hire,’ ‘Concealed’ Among Winners at 2015 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – Independent film is not as glamorous as Hollywood; its plethora of challenges range from lacking capital to the point of a filmmaker spending his last dime to the dread of a lackluster screening thanks to low audience attendance, resulting from scanty marketing. Indie filmmakers relentlessly labor and use whatever resources…

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Innovative Taiwan Technology Promises a Healthier, More Responsive World

by Mellissa Thomas Taiwan manufactures over ninety percent of electronic devices distributed by the world’s largest tech companies, including Apple and Dell, and continues to be at the forefront of innovation, as was demonstrated at Taiwan Excellence’s Taiwan Products Launch and International Press Conference at InfoComm 2015 Wednesday morning. Titled “Taiwan: The New Stratosphere,” the…

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2015 Hispanic Business Conference & Expo Commences at the Orange County Convention Center

by Mellissa Thomas The Orange County Convention Center’s WA2 Hall was electric as Orlando’s corporate leaders and elected officials gathered for the ribbon cutting to kick off the Hispanic Business Conference & Expo 2015 (HBCE 2015) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. HBCE 2015, a joint venture produced by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando…

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Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce Rallies the Diaspora to Be Ready for Greater Opportunities Back Home

by Mellissa Thomas The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (JAUSACCCF), in partnership with the Jamaica National Building Society, hosted its Business and Personal Development Symposium May 21, 2015, spurring the diaspora on to greater business and economic opportunities back in Jamaica. The speaker list included JAUSACCCF President Heather Chisholm; Marie Gill, President…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

U.S. Supreme Court Courts High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

The court’s decision clears the way for the Pentagon to bar enlistment by people who…

Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote this week on two competing…

[WATCH] Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Lifts Smoking Ban on Medical Marijuana

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who was joined by Lieutenant…

Reps. Soto, Diaz-Balart Introduce Bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act of 2019

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. The announcement marks…

State Representative Carlos G. Smith re-introduces assault weapons ban

Tallahassee, FL - Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) re-introduced legislation for the third consecutive year…

Governor Ron DeSantis Attends the Unity Heritage Festival in Winter Park in Celebration of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day

Winter Park, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the Unity Heritage Festival at Shady Park…

FDP Honors Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK DAY

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement to mark MLK Day…

FNN SPORTS

  • FLORIDA | Gerald McCoy Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
    TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Gerald McCoy Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award (Florida National News Photo/Willie David)

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[WATCH] 2019 Pro Bowl Week Kickoff with the NFL, Orlando Officials, Emmitt Smith

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Emmitt Smith, Brian Urlacher and DeMarcus Ware joined NFL Events…

[WATCH] Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford pregame press conference on playing…

[WATCH] Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Kenny Atkinson Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Brooklyn Nets head coach held a pregame press conference on…

Maple Leafs Turn Away Lightning 4-2 Behind Marner Goal

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Toronto Maple Leafs center Mitchell Marner scored on a…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers name Byron Leftwich offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the hiring of Byron Leftwich as the team’s…

Jaguars Finalize 2019 Coaching Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2019 coaching staff, Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today. 2019…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • NATIONAL | WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company (Photo AP)
    NATIONAL | WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company (AP Photo)

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[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando's Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final…

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has…

U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with…

Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company

Microsoft’s big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • FILE - Bobby Brown talks about his biopic along with the stars of the film at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Florida National News.
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Bobby Brown Sues Showtime and BBC for $2 Million | Photo: Florida National News.

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2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross…

Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for…

Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to Support Vulnerable Children and Youth in the United States through the #HomecomingChallenge

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.orgis partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to raise money and awareness for SOS's extraordinary work, using…

Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a…

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive…

Legendary Singer Nancy Wilson Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FNN NEWS) - Singer Nancy Wilson, whose torch song stylings made her a…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s…

Chairman Daisy Morales Pursues Hundreds of Thousands in Funding for Orange Soil & Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor…

[WATCH] Lake Nona Holds its First-Ever Latino Community Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nonahood Latino, sister to Nonahood News, hosted the Vispera De…

Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to…

A Christmas Story: Lifelong Friends Take a Creative Approach to Gift Giving

ORLANDO, Fla. - For many of us, the holidays are a time of stress. Part…