Serving your needs since November 15, 2006!

Welcome to For The People Productions Official website

Thank you for visiting the website of For The People Productions. We are the newest marketing and public relations firm in the state of Mississippi, but we are making sure our presence is known. For more information, contact Stanley Clark at sclarkpickens@aol.com 872.232.1144 or 601.832.0673.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jackson Resident hosts "Visions and Movement" in Pearl, MS


(Gail Ambeau's work, including this piece entitled MULTIPLICATION, will be on display at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS during December 2007.)

Toledo, Ohio native/now Jackson resident Gail Rayford-Ambeau will be hosting her last official art show of the during the month of December 2007. Beginning December 1st you will be able to see over 30 pieces of her art work and fashion accessories on display at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS.

The show, called VISIONS AND MOVEMENT, will showcases some of her most personal work created over the last 6 years and is being seen together for the first time in this special show. There will definitely be something for everyone as the pieces start at only $30.

Those interested in meeting with the artist can do so during a special meet and greet on Monday, December 3, 2007 at the library held from 5-7:30p.m.

For more information, contact Gail Ambeau at 601.500.0937 or via email at ambeau64@aol.com.

Bestselling author Gregory B. Williams reaches out to FTP and Mississippi family in their time of need


By this time most of you are familiar with the story of LaTasha Norman, the missing college student in Jackson, MS.
Since her disappearance her family has been reaching out to the public and the media outlets to get the word out about their daughter. Today they were on the Tom Joyner Morning Show pleading for anyone with information to come forth.

The show, which was heard worldwide got the attention of Bestselling author Gregory B. Williams (brotherwood1066@ aol.com) (BROTHERWOOD and SOLOMON'S QUEST) in North Carolina. Williams, who is a proud father himself, will be visiting Mississippi on Saturday, December 8, 2007 to promote both novels which are based on his life. He was so moved by what the parents were going through that he contacted Conversations Book Club and announced that he is giving 100% of all his book sells that are connected to his Mississippi trip to the family.


Because of this, Conversations Book Club* will begin selling his books THIS WEEKEND (beginning November 30, 2007) for the special price of $10 each (regular $14.95).

Thank you to Gregory B. Williams for your generosity. Anyone who would like to reach out to the family can do so by calling the father, Dan Bolden @ 662.616.8885.

Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your world.

* Conversations Book Club is a proud client of For The People Productions marketing and public relations firm.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

For The People Productions Prepares to Celebrate Its 1st Year Anniversary


(FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Cyrus A. Webb (Chief of Staff), Stanley Clark (President) and Alisha Yvonne (Bestselling author)

It was a year ago in November 2006 when Stanley Clark came up with the idea for an organization to unite all of the arts, entertainment, media and print industries together under one umbrella. On November 15th of that year he, and his now Chief of Staff, Cyrus A. Webb, began For The People Productions. It was hoped that it would provide Mississippi and other states with everything it would need to be effective in the changing world.

Today it has seen the development of that dream and much more. After just 12 months the small organization has worked with platinum-selling recording artists, bestselling authors from all over the world and began partnerships that takes many organizations twice its size a lifetime to form.

On Thursday, November 15, 2007 that dream will be celebrated---and you are invited to attend.

Join us at Subway Restaurant in Pearl, MS (3000 HWY 80E * 601.936.4803) beginning at 7:30p.m. for an evening of good conversations, good entertainment and information about where FTP has been, where it is going and how you can be a part of it.

Admission to this event is free. For more information, feel free to contact Stanley Clark at 601.937.1634 or his Chief of Staff via email at cawebb4@juno.com.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

FTP's client Conversations Book Club hosts Platinum-selling artist/bestselling author C-Murder

(NOTE: If you missed the commentary on Day one of C-Murder's visit to Mississippi, click here.)



There is no way to truly describe how I feel right now about the history-making event that just occurred in Mississippi this week, but I think the quote in the subject line pretty much sums it up. It doesn't come from me, but from one of the employees at Barnes and Noble where we met on Friday evening to discuss Miller's book DEATH AROUND THE CORNER. Her comment was so profound and so on point that I had to make a point to write it down: "I don't like rap music, but there are a few rapper out there like yourself that I really respect and admire. The fact that you came here of all places is so profound to me. Jackson (Mississippi) should be honored. Barnes and Noble should be honored, and Mississippi should be honored."

In day two of C-Murder's visit to Mississippi, I began the day as I normally do: checking the headlines from the news. On the front page of the Times-Picayune they led with a headline that tried to imply that Miller travelled to Mississippi without permission. (Today---after the events are all over---that was corrected with this headline.) Not to be deterred we began at Pearl High School, talking with students about the power of choices and why it was important to hold fast to your dreams and do your best to be productive in life. This stop was followed up with a meet and greet at Medgar Evers Branch Library where he met with fans, encouraging them to pursue what they loved and try to make a difference.

Wal-Mart on HWY 18 was our next stop, and this was really powerful. Eddie Robinson (store manager) and the other members of management had arrived for lunch for Miller and his crew and then we were in a store for a frenzied meet and greet with customers and fans.

Next it was on to PEG Network (Channel 18 in Jackson) to meet with Ken Stiggers and shoot an exclusive interview that is now available online worldwide.

After the interview we were at Richard Wright Library for an exciting meet and greet with young fans and even some not so young ones, who used the opportunity to socialize with Miller and get pictures and autographs.

Barnes and Noble was our next stop, and over 50 people attended an engaging book discussion led by Conversations Book Club that included the group's questions and comments, thus leading to the quote I mentioned earlier.

Finally we were at Subway in Pearl, MS---home of several programs led by Conversations Book Club. We spent a couple of hours meeting with fans and the final opportunity to show our appreciation for a great visit.

Look for some exciting information to be coming very soon about further events with C-Murder, Death Around the Corner and Conversations Book Club. This includes a movie for the book, and a soundtrack that is already in the works.

Again, thank you all for seeing this visit for what it was: the opportunity to get to know the man behind the book that we all are sure to be talking about for many years to come.

BELOW ARE LINKS TO WHERE THE STORY WAS COVERED:

Wikipedia on C-Murder

ROCHESTERMN.com ONLINE

Clarion Ledger Online Edition --- 09/27/07

Allhiphop.com---10/04/07

Jackson Advocate--- 10/04-10/07

Memphisrap.com---10/05/07

Clarion Ledger Newspaper (Mississippi)---10/10/07

POLITICAL GATEWAY ONLINE---10/12/07

The Times-Picayune (Louisiana) ---10/12/07

XXLMag.com--- 10/12/07

WLOX-TV (Louisiana) --- 10/12/07

WLBT News Channel 3 (Mississippi)--- 10/12/07

WDSU Channel 6 (Louisiana)--10/12/07

Clarion Ledger Newspaper (Mississippi) ---10/13/07

Times Picayune (Louisiana)--- 10/13/07

Sixshot.com---10/13/07

Friday, July 13, 2007

FTP Hosts Press Conference with Conversations Book Club--- Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Andrea Ruffin, Community Relations Assistant
Conversations Book Club
601.896.4767

This is to inform you that Conversations Book Club will be holding a special lunch-time press conference on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. This will take place at the Subway Restaurant (3000 HWY 80 E) in Pearl, MS (across the highway from Roses) at 2p.m.

The public (including librarians and local business owners) is invited to attend as Conversations Book Club president C. A. Webb, the owners of Subway Restaurant in Pearl and others talk about their strategy to combat illiteracy in Mississippi one city at a time. Webb is the President of The Rankin County Arts Alliance, and he will also be discussing how the group will be using its presence to encourage effective reading programs as well.

Food discounts will be offered to those who attend the special one hour meeting.

Items on the agenda include the following:
Progress report of the book club franchise since its inception in November 2006.
Announcement of the final book clubs that will come under the Conversations Brand.
Information about the upcoming commercials that will feature the group's slogan "JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get Hooked on Books".
Conversations Book Club involvment in the final Harry Potter book release and its partnership with Waldenbooks Metrocenter and other businesses to encourage reading.
Upcoming authors that will be visiting the state as part of Conversations' literacy program.
How book lovers are joining together to encourage young and old to read.
For more information visit www.thebestbookclub.info or contact Andrea Ruffin at 601.896.4767.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

FTP hosts Mississippi's first statewide book club meet & greet

Conversations Book Club and For The People Productions have been busy over the past couple of months with events geared at encouraging grups of all ages to read and enjoy the power of books.

One of the rewards will be the 1st Statewide Book club that will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007. Read the details here.

Friday, May 18, 2007

JUST IN: FTP President Quoted in the state of Mississippi's largest newspaper


(Stanley Clark seen here with Bestselling author Alisha Yvonne and his Chief of Staff, C. A. Webb.)


Hello all,
I wanted to let you know that the President of For The People Productions, Stanley Clark, was quoted in the Clarion Ledger recently. In a user comment entitled "Encouraging Reading by Encouraging Interest" he let it be known how he felt about youth and their apathy towards reading and books.

Go here to get the full comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

FTP's Chief of Staff Honored for Community Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two Community-based programs hosted by a Mississippi artist receive recognition

Contact:

Medgar Evers Library

Laura Turner, Librarian
601.982.2867

Richard Wright Library
Ms. Debra Gilbert, Librarian
601.372.1621


On Friday, April 27, 2007 two projects hosted by libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library system were recognized as being Outstanding Programs--- and both were led by Mississippi media personality Cyrus Webb.

"I was so excited about the honor," says Webb, 31. He didn't find out about the recognition until he visited the Medgar Evers Library on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 and saw the trophy.

The Medgar Evers Library received one for hosting the Conversations Book Club, and the Richard Wright Library recieved recognition for their Teen Time program.

"It makes me feel good that the library system recognizes the success of both projects," Webb continued. Webb (who is known to many as C. A. Webb) has been active in the arts for over a decade, however, it was just three years ago that he went full-time with his endeavors. He began hosting the Teen Time hour with teens at the Richard Wright Library a year ago on for one hour on Fridays. The Conversations Book Club, which he founded in November 2006, began to meet in December 2006 at the Medgar Evers Library.

"I was glad that we could partner with Webb on his mission to encourage reading," says Medgar Evers Librarian Ms. Laura Turner. "It is encouraging to see someone take up the cause of reading and share it with others."

Since 2000, Webb has been concentrating on his Conversations Brand, building a radio show, television program, magazine, newspaper column and book club all with the same name. The purpose of the Conversations family is to encourage an interest in the arts as well as an appreciation for the written and spoken word.

Later this year Webb along with others will host national bestselling authors Relentless Aaron, Travis Hunter, K. Elliott, Danyelle Santiago, Jihad, Francis Ray, Clarence Nero and others.

For more information, visit www.thebestbookclub.info and www.breakfastwithbooks.com.

Lake Elementary School Students prepare for their big debut!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Elementary Students share their souls through Poetry

Contact: Ms. Althea Johnson, Principal
Ms. Lorenda Cheeks, Asst. Principal/21st Century Coordinator
Lake Elementary School
601.960.5308

Every Wednesday in April, beginning Wednesday, April 4, 2007, students involved in the 21 Century project at Lake Elementary have been using their heads, hearts and hands to express themselves during National Month Poetry Month, with remarkable results.

"There has been a genuine excitement with the group each week," says C. A. Webb, the 31 year facillitator of the weekly project. "At first they were unsure how they could write poems on their own, but in the three weeks since we began they have really gotten into it." Thanks to the support of the Northeast Ledger and the magazine Mississippi Kids, one of the students who is participating in the project (Kyle Brown) joined the sessions. This is impressive since Kyle is home-schooled.

So far the students, who are divided into two groups (first and second graders meeting 3:30-4:20p.m. and the third through fifth graders meeting 4:30-5:30p.m.) have written poetry about their lives, their school experiences and even their feelings about death.

During the session on Wednesday, April18th, Webb had the older students write their thoughts on death and how they saw it. "After what happened at Virginia Tech earlier in the week, I wanted them to talk about their own feelings about death," says Webb. What came out of the writing session was some of the best poetry of the entire project.

At the end of the project, the students' poetry will be compiled into a volume called "Our Voice".

On Wednesday, April 25th the students will finish up their last poetry and will begin to practice for their upcoming poetry reading that will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 3:30p.m. The session that will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd will be used to rehearse their poetry.

Each session is free to the public and the media is welcome to attend. To discuss further, contact Ms. Lorenda Cheeks at 601.960.5308.


Mississippi artist/author/poet C. A. Webb has been busy sharing the importance of the written and spoken word for over 10 years. Webb, 31, began the Conversations Book Club as a motivation to get young adults to read authors that wrote work they could relate to as well as to encourage readers to get to know the authors they read. As part of his campaign he has been using the same message in his speeches to schools as well as to regular groups that he is in contact with. Webb is the President of the Rankin County Arts Alliance and serves on the board of directors for the Genesis and Light Community Program as well as on the advisory board for several non-profit groups. For more information, visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Press Conference to address combatting illiteracy among young adults to be held Friday, April 27, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Conference to address combatting illiteracy among young adults to be held Friday, April 27, 2007


Contact: Stanley Clark, President
For The People Productions
773.344.7220
thebestbookclub@hotmail.com

2007 has been a busy year for Stanley Clark and his new event planning organization For The People Productions. The 34 year old native of Pickens, MS began the year by teaming up with new partners such as Wal-Mart, Waldenbooks, Tricom Publicity and even High Output bike club to find ways to expose the state to new projects and unique opportunities. One of the projects that has gotten the most traction has been with Conversations Book Club and its fight against illiteracy.

"To hear a young person say they hate to read is one of the saddest things anyone can say," says Clark. "Books have a way of opening up doors to worlds that otherwise might be closed to them, and if they don't take the opportunity to explore them they are missing out." Working with C. A. Webb, the President of Conversations Book Club, Clark decided to help find ways that books can be both exciting and entertaining.

"We both agreed that the key is sometimes finding the right book for the appropriate reader," says Webb, 31. "Alot of times when someone says they don't like to read, the real problem is that they haven't found a book on the topic they are interested in." Conversations Book Club, which meets every Tuesday and Friday at the Medgar Evers Library (6p.m CST) uses its hour discussions with authors to address not only the books but the process that goes into writing a book.

It is for this reason that a special press conference has been scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2007 to announce an exciting new project geared at engaging readers with the authors that are making a mark on the literacy scene. This will take place at the Pearl Public Library at 11a.m. with presentations by Stanley Clark, C. A. Webb and others that will be working on the new campaign geared at fighting illiteracy.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Stanley Clark at 773.344.7220.
You are also encouraged to visit www.forthepeopleproductions.com or email us at thebestbookclub@hotmail.com.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Richard Wright Library has its "Naming Ceremony"

On Friday, April 20, 2007 the Friends of the Jackson-Hinds Library held its "Naming Ceremony" for the Richard Wright Library. See the slideshow above for all the details. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Jerry Ward.




Dr. Jerry Ward is a distinguished professor of English and African American World Studies at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA. Ward spent 20 years as the Lawrence Durgin Professor of Literature at Tougaloo College in Jackson. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on Wright. His credentials concerning Wright include, co-editor of the Richard Wright Encyclopedia, to be published in 2006 by Greenwood Press; founding member of the Richard Wright Circle, and his recent portrayal of Richard Wright in the Mississippi Humanities Council's Mississippi Chautauqua Writers series.

Dr. Jerry Ward contributed to the intellectual and cultural climate in Jackson for many years.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

FOR THE PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY SUPPORTS... A PASSION FOR JUSTICE





For more information, contact Cassandra Tripp (butterfly32@mail.com) at 662.931.0575 or Troy Bruckner at 714.227.5000 (birdinflight@aol.com) or visit www.abirdinflight.com.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Author/Playwright Troy Bruckner's introduction to Mississippi: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

What a week it has been for For The People Productions and its clients!

This week we were able to support Conversations Book Club as it hosted national bestselling author Reshonda Tate Billingsley.

And just today we finished two days of activity with author/playwright Troy Bruckner, whose book A BIRD IN FLIGHT ON BROKEN WINGS has been translated into a play that will be visiting Jackson, Mississippi in April 2007. For more information on how you can support the play or purchase the book, click here.


Later this month we will be aiding in the visit of National Bestselling author K-Elliott, whose book SKI-MASK WAY with 50 Cent has gotten him critical acclaim.


We are on the move and have many more events coming up in the near future! Thank you for all of your support.

Monday, March 12, 2007

For The People Productions and Shadow Play Entertainment prepare for CONTROVERSY


When FTP President Stanley Clark hired C. A. Webb as his Chief of Staff, he knew the move would bring with it new adventures as well as a whole new flow of clientele. That was first evident when Webb brought his popular Conversations brand under the FTP name and then began the process to incorporate the growing public relations firm in his other events.

In April 2007, however, a new project will bring For The People Productions and Shadow Play Entertainment together in an entirely different way.

Webb's sophomore spoken word release, MY CONTROVERSY, will be released on Friday, April 13th, under the direction of FTP ans SPE--- however, Webb has hand-picked Clark to oversee the promotion of the project.

Already praised by critics and poetry lovers alike, MY CONTROVERSY tackles everything from self-awareness, suicide, spirituality, HIV/AIDS awareness, relationships and intimacy. When discussing the project, Webb says that he wants it to be his biggest project to date, and has set a goal of 10,000 being sold in 2007.


Continue to visit www.cawebb.com and this site for all the updates and current promotional information. You are also able to get a sneak preview to the project online.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

FTP ends "Know Thyself Month" with Portrait Presentation



On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Stanley Clark (President) and C. A. Webb (Chief of Staff) of For The People Productions presented librarians Laura Turner (Medgar Evers Library) and Debra Gilbert (Richard Wright Library) with original artwork to be showcased in their artwork. The portraits of Richard Wright and Medgar Evers, valued at $300 each, were donated to the libraries as a symbol of their partnership with For The People Productions and its client Conversations Book Club.

Earlier in the month, Conversations Book Club donated a combined total of $1000 worth of brand new books to the two libraries as part of its READ MY LIPS LITERACY PROJECT.
Present for the presentation was James Foster, photojournalist for 16 WAPT.

Friday, February 23, 2007

For The People Productions Discusses Business Development with students at Pearl High School (Mississippi)

On Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd, C. A. Webb, the Chief of Staff for For The People Productions spoke at Pearl High School with students under the direction of educator/long-time friend Mrs. Elaine Bridges. This came just days after Webb spoke at the Hinds Community College in Utica on Monday, February 19, 2007.



(Webb and Clark seen above with class and bestselling author Alisha Yvonne.)


(Webb and Clark seen above with class and bestselling author Alisha Yvonne.)


(Webb seen above discussing his work with students.)

Thursday, February 22, 2007



Stanley Clark and Librarian Laura Turner stand at the Medgar Evers Statue in front of the Medgar Evers Library with the portrait donated by For The People Productions.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

FTP, Real Roots Productions and Conversations Book Club prepare for the re-grand opening of Real Root Bar & Grill--- Saturday, February 24, 2007

When Real Roots Bar and Grill opened its doors in January 2002, it was with the purpose of providing excellent food and service at a price that would keep its customers coming back for more. Now, in January 2007--- five years later---it has recommitted itself to the same and more for the people of Pickens and beyond.

On Saturday, February 24, 2007 Real Roots Bar and Grill will host its Grand Reopening extravaganza... and YOU are invited.

Beginning at 11a.m. join us in live entertainment, good food and the introduction of its "Artist of the Month" program that will host a different visual artist each month of the walls of Real Roots.

Also joining the day's events is Bestselling author Alisha Yvonne (author of LOVIN' YOU IS WRONG, AROUND THE WAY GIRLS 3, and I DON'T WANNA BE RIGHT-- seen below). She will be signing copies of her books as well as have them available for purchasing to those in attendance. (To find out more about Ms. Yvonne, visit www.alishayvonne.com..)


Admission to this event is FREE and there will be something for the entire family, however their will be some of Real Roots Unforgettable food for sell as well as other merchandise..

On behalf of the staff and management of Real Roots Bar and Grill please accept our sincere thanks for your support and we look forward to many more years of serving you

Thursday, February 15, 2007

FTP Hosts "Separate but Equal? African American Authors in Bookstores"---- Friday, March 2, 2007


(Bestselling author Brandon Massey seen here with Conversations Book Club President C. A. Webb.)


For The People Productions, along with its client Conversations Book Club, is always looking for avenues to not only encourage reading but open up dialogue as well among book-lovers. It is with this in mind that is announces the first of many discussions geared at addressing the challenges that authors face when marketing their books.

On Friday, March 2, 2007 we will host "SEPARATE BUT EQUAL? African American Authors in Bookstores". This discussion will take place at the Medgar Evers Library meeting room (4215 Medgar Evers Blvd./Jackson, MS) beginning at 6p.m. The focus will be addressing the pros and cons of separating authors by race in chain bookstores as well as how it affects the sales of the authors and their ability to reach a wider audience.

The guest author for the discussion will be bestselling horror author Brandon Massey(seen below), who discussed this subject with the Wall Street Journal in December 2006. He will be joining the group via conference call.


This event is free to the public and all book lovers are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

For more details contact Medgar Evers Library at 601.982.2867 or Stanley Clark of For The People Productions at 773.344.7220. You can also visit www.thebestbookclub.info.

Monday, February 5, 2007

For The People Productions Proudly Supports Troy Bruckner's "PASSION FOR JUSTICE"

(Click on the image to enlarge)

For The People Productions hosts High Output Riders @ Real Roots Bar & Grill for the Super Bowl (02/04/07)


(Stanley Clark seen here with the members of High Output Riders)

On Sunday, February 4, 2007 For The People Productions hosted client High Output Riders of Durant, MS at Real Roots Bar and Grill as part of their Super Bowl activities.


For The People Productions is a proud supporter of High Output Riders. You can visit their site at www.highoutputriders.org.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

FTP Press Conference Introduces New Artwork, New Relationships



On Friday, February 2, 2007 Stanley Clark, President of For The People Productions pubic relations firm presented Ms. Laura Turner of Medgar Evers Library with the original picture seen above. The pen and ink/pencil drawing was donated by artist C. A. Webb for the occasion. Look for prints to be available to the public very soon!

For The People Productions used the press conference to also talk about upcoming projects, including the promoting of the play PASSION FOR JUSTICE by Troy Bruckner (see details on the left).

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

For The People Productions Presents the Scrapbook of the Carl Weber Visit on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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On behalf of For The People Productions and Conversations Book Club, we humbly thank everyone who came out and showed support for the Carl Weber visit. On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 the two organizations made history by hosting the author in Mississippi and were greeted by appreciative fans at each and every stop. Our thanks goes out to the Medgar Evers Library, Waldenbooks, the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pearl, the Brandon Public Library and the Richard Wright Library. All of you made the day just that much better with your open arms and support. For all of the fans who showed up at each location, all we can say is this couldn't have happened without you. Feel free to click on the image above to access the scrapbook of the trip.

This event was brought to you in part by Tricom Publicity Inc. and the Read My Lips Literacy Project.

Friday, January 19, 2007

For The People Productions holds press conference to kick off Black History Month Events


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR THE PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE TO KICK OFF BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Contact: Stanley Clark, President
For The People Productions
773.344.7220
sclarkpickens@aol.com / forthepeopleproductions@yahoo.com

On Friday, February 2, 2007 Stanley Clark, President of the fledging public relations organization For The People Productions, will hold a special press conference at the Medgar Evers Library ( 4215 Medgar Evers Blvd) beginning promptly at 10a.m. in the meeting room. This will be the organization's official introduction to the public as well as give FTP the opportunity to share its plans for Mississippi throughout 2007.

"We have accomplished a great deal before our doors officially open," says Clark, 34. He is referring to the fact that the organization has hosted four successful events within the state before its grand opening on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in Canton, MS. "The press conference will give us an opportunity to lay our our plans for the state as well as talk about the partnerships we have made that will help us in our efforts to better Mississippi one day at a time."

During the press conference Clark will be joined by Ms. Laura Turner, the Librarian for Medgar Evers Library. The public relations firm will be presenting her with four 16" x 20" portraits of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Johnnie Cochran and Oprah Winfrey that have been donated to the library on behalf of Clark.

Clark has been working with Turner and the Medgar Evers Library since December 2006 when he rolled out the Conversations Book Club that meets at the library on Tuesdays and Fridays. The partnership was in association with the Read My Lips Literacy Project that gets lovers of books in touch with the authors they love to read. The program kicked off with a live conference call discussion with national bestselling author Carl Weber.

During the press conference Clark and Turner will talk about the other bestselling authors who have teamed up with them to promote literacy in the city of Jackson as well as other projects the two will be working together to accomplish.

This meeting, scheduled to last no longer than an hour is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on For The People Productions, visit www.forthepeopleproductions.com and click on the Conversations Book Club link. You can also contact Stanley Clark at 773.344.7220 or via email at sclarkpickens@aol.com.

Monday, January 15, 2007

FOR THE PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS REMEMBERS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE DREAM


MAY WE ALL KEEP IN MIND THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE SO THAT PEOPLE OF ALL RACES AND BACKGROUNDS CAN COME TOGETHER AND HELP OUT WHEREVER NEEDED. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT FOR THE PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS CARRIES ITS PROPHETIC MESSAGE OF "CHANGING MISSISSIPPI TODAY, AFFECTING THE WORLD TOMORROW."

Thursday, January 4, 2007

UPDATE: New Schedule for Carl Weber visit to Mississippi---- Tuesday, January 23, 2007


What better way for a new Marketing/Public Relations firm to introduce itself to the state of Mississippi then by hosting one of the most read authors of urban fiction: National Bestselling author Carl Weber (author of Baby's Mama Drama, So You Call Yourself A Man, She Ain't The One and First Lady).

The literary "Prince of Drama" will be in Mississippi for ONE DAY ONLY in January 2007--- and he will be attending events arranged by For The People Productions and Conversations Book Club, in association with Tricom Publicity Inc.

Join us on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 for a series of carefully selected events geared at promoting reading, writing and the love of books.

The first stop of the day will be at 9:00a.m. when Weber will join FTP at Medgar Evers Library (4215 Medgar Evers Blvd) for a 45 minute meet and greet. During this time he will sign all of his books that carried in the library as well as those brought in by his fans.

The excitement continues to build from 11a.m. to 1:00p.m. during a booksigning at Walden's Books inside the Metrocenter Mall. This is a part of the partnership with For The People Productions and the "Read My Lips" literacy project.

WANT MORE? Then visit the Richard Wright Library (515 McDowell Road) in South Jackson with Carl Weber and For The People Productions as they host a special TEEN TIME program to encourage youth and young adults to pursue their goals and dreams beginning at 4p.m.

After the teen session, Richard Wright Library will then host a meet and greet/book discussion beginning at 6p.m. This will allow them to have unprecedented access to the writer--- asking questions and getting his unique perception of the issues teens face and how he addresses them in his work. These events are free and open to the general public.

This is definitely a series of events you don't want to miss!

For more information, contact Stanley Clark (President, For The People Productions) at 773.344.7220. Make sure to get all the details here or email the company at forthepeopleproductions@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

CONVERSATIONS Book Club Explodes in Mississippi, bringing book lovers and authors


CONVERSATIONS Book Club Explodes in Mississippi, bringing book lovers and authors together
Contact: Stanley Clark, President
For The People Productions
773.344.7220
sclarkpickens@aol.com / forthepeopleproductions@yahoo.com

When Stanley Clark, 34, revealed his brainchild, For The People Productions, it was known that it was going to be a public relations and marketing firm that provided services which kept it true to its name. His first event was an art show featuring the work of visual artist Gail Ambeau in December 2006. During this event he also was able to donate over $700 in clothes, toys and books to the Good Samaritan Center---thanks in part to his partners in the world of the Arts and Entertainment.

What was next? Before 2006 came to a close, the answer was revealed on Friday, December 29, 2006 at Medgar Evers Library: the CONVERSATIONS BOOK CLUB. It was debuted with an exclusive conference call discussion with National bestselling author Carl Weber and made it clear that this book club was not something to be ignored.

"The Conversations Book Club is heads above any other book club in Mississippi," explains Clark, a native of Pickens, MS. "We not only discuss books by nationally known authors, but bring the authors right into the discussion either in person or via conference call." The book club has already gotten an entire lineup for 2007, which is available on its webpage: www.conversationsbookclub.blogspot.com.

Why Conversations? For The People Productions wanted to be able to connect those who loved books with those who wrote them to give it a more intimate experience. Authors that will be discussed include bestselling authors Nancy Bush (Tuesday, January 9, 2007), Lisa Jackson, Francis Ray, Travis Hunter, Jihad, Mary B. Morrison, Candice Dow, C. Kelly Robinson and many more! The bookclub meets at the Medgar Evers Library every 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-7:30p.m. CST and includes special events on Tuesdays at 6p.m. The format of the book club is that during the first meeting the author's entire body of work is discussed and compared, and then on the second meeting the book club gets to ask the author questions directly either by conference call or in person.

Clark goes on to explain why CONVERSATIONS has something for everyone. "We don't want those who already belong to book clubs to leave their groups. We are just offering an added feature. There is no charge for our book club, however, the participants are responsible for getting their own books."

For The People Productions will officially open their doors in Canton, Mississippi in March 2007, but didn't want to wait until then to let its presence be seen, felt and heard. Its first client, Real Roots Bar and Grill in Pickens, MS (www.realrootsbarandgrill.blogspot.com) , will have a re-grand opening in February 2007.

Look for For The People Productions to be bringing bestselling author Carl Weber to Jackson, MS on Tuesday, January 23rd, Keith Lee Johnson in March 2007, Mary B. Morrison in April 2007, Jihad in July 2007 and many more to be announced.

For more information, contact Stanley Clark at 773.344.7220 or via email at sclarkpickens@aol.com. You can also visit his website at www.forthepeopleproductions.com.