Last month, we had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful, young artist with talents beyond our wildest dreams. A Princess Fortier, otherwise known as Miss Princess. She has a voice to die for, a face you can’t help but document, and a down-to-earth personality you can’t fake. Here’s her story:
Photography by MRRZ Photos
“I started getting migraines at a young age. My neurologist couldn’t identify why and couldn’t prescribe anything to make them go away. When I was 18 I went to UCLA to study neuroscience so that I could get an understanding of the brain, and potentially find a cure for my migraines. My third year in school I experienced a migraine in the middle of an organic chemistry lab. I had previously scheduled a rehearsal with a local band I was in and wanted to keep my commitment.
I asked my lab partner to drive my car to my rehearsal , as I was suffering from the aura stage of the migraine which prevents you from being able to see clearly. As soon as I got to my rehearsal and started singing, my headache went away! I realized I had found my cure! And now anytime migraines come-which are far less frequent these days, I simply sing and they disappear. I started taking singing and songwriting seriously from then on. Graduated but vowed to pursue music full time straight after school.
My greatest motivator is God who has placed individuals in my path to give me just the right motivation to get to each new stage. My first music teacher, Mr. Art Coleman; my first music producer Collins Peters; and my current manager Carl Fred Martin have been among these great motivators.
I’d have to say that I’ve been through tough things that most artist go through— sexual harassment, shady people and situations, pay to play games, and what I’ve felt was race/age/religious discrimination. But the greatest hurdle by far has been getting out of my own way. I’d tell any new artist to focus on developing their craft constantly and always asking themselves how they are growing and where they want to grow. This will naturally increase their self confidence and keep them from self-sabotage, and fear of failure/success. Stay in action to stay out of your own way.”
WCETV is a television broadcasting station with station located in Los Angeles and Houston. WCETV serves the Chinese community by broadcasting GDTV’s programs here in the United States as a way of bridging the Chinese culture and American culture – giving an opportunity for American citizens to see a glimpse into what China had been and how it effects who they are now. GDTV members traveled to the United States to have a news, radio, and TV delegation visit to our headquarters in Los Angeles.
Guangdong Television has programs that has the most updated news on what is happening in China and around the world, art performances and competitions that focuses on Chinese pop culture, period dramas, and more.
WCETV’s headquarters located in the heart of City of Industry in the Los Angeles county is only piece to this running machine to make these dreams into a reality. Our CEO, Billy Chung, takes the GDTV team in the United States around the building.
WCETV CEO, Billy Chung, gives a presentation on the Chromecast system on Android and Chromecast on , allowing programs to be streamed on the phone and projected onto any screen. Easy access to all the programs at wcetvdigital.com.
In addition to endless programs provided by GDTV, R&C Media Group, Inc. brings on Women of China Magazine. The magazine educates people around the world what the women in China endure, what the struggles and movements are within the country. Take a leap and jump into this beautifully made magazine to how the fight for women is changing in China.
On October 4th, R&C Media Group, Inc. joined the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. Performance artists from backgrounds in China, South Korea, and Vietnam put together the ultimate multicultural celebration in conjunction with the “Beautiful Guangdong” photo exhibition.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival based on the worship of Mountain Gods during the Shang Dynasty. Over the years, the festival became centered around family reunions and time to give thanks for a full year of harvesting. It is currently celebrated with moon cakes, which is a lotus paste filled with red bean and sometimes salted duck egg yolks.
The photo exhibition was filled with gorgeous images of Guangdong, capturing the charming atmosphere of the bustling city. The images had a perfect flow of contrast between Guangdong’s lively, natural scenery and the cold, industrial buildings.
Being a company with roots from all over Asia, our love for the Chinese culture is strong and doesn’t stop in our homes. R&C Media Group, Inc. takes on our traditions and Chinese mannerisms into our work. But being in an age that doesn’t stop for anyone, we are constantly looking for modern ways to move forward in our business moves. Investing in ideas that will change the media world, creating simply beautiful designs, and networking across different platforms. The Mid-Autumn Festival reminded us of how important it is to bridge cultures, look to our roots, and take it with us in our next chapter. While our heritage continues to stay the same, our work does not.
R&C Media Group, Inc. President Billy Chung meets with Fujian Radio and Television Group on July 5th, 2017. A segment from Fujian Radio and Television. View the original source by clicking here. Originally posted on July 6th, 2017.
Billy Chung, President of R&C Media Group, Inc., and Fujian Media Group Chairman Board
On July 5th, Chairman Xianghui Zeng made arrangements for President of R&C Media Group, Inc. to visit the Fujian Radio and Television Media Group.
Chairman of Fujian Media Group, Xianghui Zeng, welcomed Billy Chung’s visit. He thanked Billy for his support for the partnership with Strait TV. Chairman of the board called R&C Media Group, Inc. one of the largest and most influential groups in the United States catering to the Chinese population. With this amazing opportunity to cooperate with this audience will continue to promote cultural exchanges.
Billy Chung visited the headquarters of Fujian Radio and Television Media Group to meet with the leaders and introduce himself to the various departments.
Fujian Media Group and President Billy Chung
Meeting with Fujian Board
Mr. Zhan Wang, member and Vice Chairman of the Fujian Media Group, briefed Billy Chung on the organization structure, history, and development. Participants exchanged views on local media status, ratings, programming, new media technology, and content operations.
WCETV is a collection of digital TV channels, Internet TV, IP TV, mobile television, and is a 24 hour 7 days a week option to view the programs around the world. At present, the company has become the new broadcast platform to reach Strait TV programs. The group’s new media center has successfully managed program signal transmission with little to no technical issues with ratings through the roof.
This visit between R&C Media Group, Inc. President, Billy Chung, and Fujian Television Media Group worked together to build the IP TV integrated broadcast control platform that would build the partnership to utmost success.
On September 24, 2016, KVMD’s GDTV Ch 31.4 celebrated its GDTV 5th Anniversary airing in North America. With the support of the viewers, the amazing team at GDTV that has entrusted us, and the family we have here in our studios has helped us to be who we are today. Our President, Billy Chung, spoke on how thankful he was to be part of this adventure and innovative team to bring the long, prosperous culture of China to the United States of America.
During the GDTV 5th Anniversary celebration, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and other local government officials to greet GDTV members in congratulating them for another year in streaming exciting shows for the Chinese communities in Los Angeles.
Since its launch in 2011, King of Mic has continuously worked to find the diamonds in the rough to rebuild the pool of traditional Cantonese, English, and Mandarin singers to build on the harmony between the two cultural worlds.
Over the course of the past few months, people from all over the nations competed fiercely to enter into the top 10 finalists for the North American division to be sent to Guangdong, China and compete with finalists around the world.
On August 20th, 2016, we celebrated WCETV’s 20th Anniversary with R&C Media Group, Inc. It has been twenty years of continuous love and support from our employees, past and present, from our media partners, and especially from our viewers. We were blessed to have this celebration with people of our past, present, and future.
2016年8月20日，WCETV銀視網二十周年活动在R&C Media Group, Inc.美國朗思傳媒集團位於洛杉磯的演播廳里隆重舉行。眾多政要、僑領、廠商客戶、觀眾等嘉賓蒞臨表達祝賀之意。
For the 20th anniversary dinner, director and CEO of WCETV Billy Chung spoke on behalf of the entire team to share his appreciation for the hard work from coworkers and supporters. We’ve had the representatives of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, Senator Bob Huff, Taipei Office of Culture project leader, and Sophie Wong to share in the celebration of WCETV’s 20th anniversary. Bob Huff shared the impact that WCETV has on the community.
In addition, the speakers referenced to WCETV’s past. Beginning first in 1996, we saw WCETV pushing the boundaries with digital television. Today, WCETV has again moved forward with new technologies such as Chromecast.
These past years have been a generous support from the people of United States, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. These key people, whether viewers or partners, have been essential to our success. We cannot express how thankful we are to be here today and with the help of people with as much love and success.
Performing for our WCETV 20th anniversary, we had performers I AM JAZ GRAHAM and Cindy Lau to sing with great power. Jaz Graham sang with ferocity, strength, and passion. And Cindy Lau gave us a performance to remember with elegance.
(WCM Press Conference Recap) Women of China is a magazine that unites women around the world. And the magazine does so by telling compelling stories of bold women and their life journey builds a bond between women who experience similar events. This magazine is meant to inspire and entertain.
First issue of Women of China Magazine in the United States
《中國女性》美洲版首刊新聞發布會由中國婦女外文期刊社和WCETV銀視網共同主辦，於2016年7月29日上午在南海岸廣場(South Coast Plaza)VIP中心舉行。南海岸購物廣場代表Brian Chuan，銀視網總裁Billy Chung，洛杉磯傑出女性代表Mei Mei Huff，劉美芳律師等出席首刊發行新聞發佈會并在活動上發言。
(WCM Press Conference Recap) Because of the great support of the community, the press conference was located a local hub for many. Located at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. CEO of R&C Media Group, Inc. Billy Chung released the first issue of Women of China Magazine here in the United States. As an effort to unite women across the globe, this magazine will include articles on culture, lifestyle, and more.
Releasing first issue of Women of China Magazine in United States with Billy Chung, CEO of R&C Media Group, Inc.
雜誌的發行收到了中國駐洛杉磯總領事館的賀信，并受到了洛杉磯各界僑團及政府官員的廣泛關注和高度評價。雜誌首刊發行活動上，Mei Mei Huff代表加州參議員Bob Huff向銀視網總裁Billy Chung頒發雜誌首刊發行祝賀狀。來自洛杉磯的各行各業的女性精英代表閱讀《中國女性》雜誌并熱烈交流，對雜誌的高品質內容讚不絕口，并紛紛表示期待下一期的雜誌發行。
On July 29, 2016, we were joined by South Coast Plaza Representative Brian Chuan and Representative for California State Senator Mei Mei Huff. They spoke on the outstanding representation of people in Women of China. They focused on the spiritual growth and shared life experiences.
Women of China Magazine Press Conference Speakers – Brian Chuan (South Coast Plaza), Mei Mei Huff (Representative for California Senator Bob Huff), Billy Chung (R&C Media Group, Inc. CEO)