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Praise for Moving Midway! The reviews keep coming in!  Midway now has an incredible 96% positive rating at and it has made several critics "Top 10" lists for 2008.

"a scrupulous mix of memoir, engineering primer and historical analysis...tough-minded...funny and occasionally tender"
Ellen Maguire, The Washington Post

" extraordinary picture that delves into the most painful recess of American racial relations."
Kurt Loder, MTV News

"3 Stars! ...demolishes the myth of the Southern plantation."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"...a fascinating and complicated story of regional identity."
A.O. Scott, New York Times

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June 8, 2010

the cgroup produces streaming video - behind-the-scenes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Williams Family build in Pine Mountain Valley, GA - for Nationwide Homes of Martinsville, VA and Palm Harbor Homes of Dallas, TX.  "We are especially happy to partner in this project with the builders" says Jay Spain, the cgroup, director.  "and the fact that we are able to help raise money for ALS in the name of Coach Jeremy Williams is wonderful."  "Maury Kennedy of Palm Harbor Homes lined up 100 companies to contribute one penny every time the "Move that Bus" music video (posted below) is clicked to watch on You Tube." Spain continues, "You can be a sponsor too by going to this link and signing up.  We want to give Coach Williams and his family all the support we can in helping find a cure for this horrible illness."  

The cgroup edited a behind-the-scenes campaign then delivered the videos to You Tube. "We also created videos showing the Nationwide approved builders working on the set so they could use it on their own websites.  They graciously contributed their time and money. We optimized and loaded all the videos to You Tube for them."

The cgroup is available to help you produce video for your website.   

May 27, 2010

the cgroup is hosting an Open House for "Inside 919" on June 3, 2010.  Please join us and become a member of "Inside 919" at 2121 Atlantic Ave, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27604.

May 16, 2010

the cgroup launches behind-the scenes web videos of Extreme Makeover Home Edition's Williams Family build in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia on the Nationwide Homes website and on You Tube.  The build features the first modular home to be built on the show.

September 28 14th, 2009

the cgroup produces streaming video with Thomas Crowder for Raleigh City Council.  "Thomas has a great message for Raleigh voters and we are happy to present it" says Jay Spain, the cgroup, director.  "We filmed him and a group of his supporters individually in HD Video at PEP Studio on Atlantic Ave against a white background."  "Some of the folks used our teleprompter while most did not " noted J.D. Whitmire, prompter operator/assistant director. He continues, "We want to give each individual a level of comfort whether they just need a few notes or assistance in preparing a statement."  David Iversen edited four videos for the campaign, three with supporters and one with Thomas, "I worked closely with his campaign manager to craft the message from extemporaneous statements to prepared ones then delivered the video electronically posting to campaign website and for You Tube."   The cgroup is available to help you produce video for your website.  PEP Studio is available for rent to professional photographers, businesses and individuals for stills and video, empty or with lights, camera, and crew if needed for reasonable rates from 2 hours to full days to create your streaming video for your web site.
march 14th, 2009

We're going into our Spring season with lots of projects.  Our studio space is shaping up nicely and soon we'll have a green-screen capable area to shoot in.  Our post-production and editing room are nearly complete and soon we will have our lobby and conference room complete.  It's been a long road and lots of hard work, but we're nearing the end!  Watch this space for news of our Open House party coming soon.

Pre-production and fund-raising is still underway for Oil in the Family, our latest doc project.  Jon's been to New Orleans again and got some more great interviews.

Moving Midway is preparing for its European release after much critical acclaim here.  Here's hoping the Europeans take to it just as well!