We are thrilled to share with you the progress BIC Media Solutions (BMS) has made on three of its biggest projects for 2017. When I started BMS — the media investment, entertainment and custom book publishing division of BIC Alliance — in 2005, these are the kinds of projects we wanted to produce and share with others.
We are currently co-publishing our latest book, a collaboration with TDS Inc. and LaunchPad Writing + Research. Featuring hard-won wisdom from former operations manager and TDS founder Barry Hardy, the book provides practical advice to equip new front-line supervisors for their transition from operators to successful supervisors. Sharing real plant lessons from an operations manager who takes a new shift supervisor under his wing, this book is a must-read for all new supervisors.
This will serve as a highly useful reference for new supervisors and the managers responsible for their training and development, weaving in real scenarios, lessons learned and suggested techniques from industry experts. The book is scheduled to be released before the end of this year, and I can’t wait for you to read it. Reserve your copy now at TDShou.com/book.
One of BMS’ missions is to connect investors, filmmakers and publishers to help fund, co-produce and market inspirational and faith-/family-friendly media. Two years ago, we funded and co-produced our first film, “A Gift Horse,” which stars John Schneider. After generous support and funding from several individuals, we are filming our next inspirational and family-friendly film, “Urban Country.” The film is centered around a young, troubled, inner-city girl named Faith, who is put in a juvenile detention center. She is then reunited with her mother, who takes Faith in to live on her farm. “Urban Country” will be a movie about redemption and rebuilding relationships.
We are hoping to release “Urban Country” in late 2017 or early 2018. The filming for “Urban Country” is currently underway in Mississippi. BIC Media Solutions is working on this film with the same team that brought “A Gift Horse” to the big screen. The Dove Foundation has already certified “Urban Country” as “family approved” for ages 12 and over.
In 2005, BMS also published its first book, a story about faith, overcoming adversity, perseverance, and entrepreneurship. “It’s What We Do Together That Counts: The BIC Alliance Story” is part memoir, part inspiration and part collection of practical lessons for entrepreneurs. Twelve years have passed since the release of “It’s What We Do Together That Counts: The BIC Alliance Story,” and a lot has changed. This is why I’m in the process of updating and re-releasing this book. The story of BIC Alliance past 2005 needs to be told. I hope my updated story will help others who are seeking greater peace, happi- ness and success in their lives. Also, my plan is to produce a DVD — like we did with Rock Bottom and BackTM — about leadership to go alongside “It’s What We Do Together That Counts: The BIC Alliance Story.”
Since the release of “It’s What We Do Together That Counts: The BIC Alliance Story,” BMS has published several books.
These other titles include “Earl’s Pearls: Jewels of Wisdom Worth Passing On,” “Michael Learns To Listen,” “Industry Achievers,” “Louisiana Sports Legends and Heroes — Leaving a Legacy,” “Energy Entrepreneurs,” “Rock Bottom and Back — From Desperation to Inspiration” and “Turner Industries: Fifty Years of Industrial Innovation.”
“We continue to use the book on a regular basis to familiarize new employ- ees and prospective clients with Turner Industries’ rich history,” said Tobie Craig, vice president of marketing and workforce development strategies at Turner Industries. “Our book tells the story of who we are and how we came to be better than any other format we’ve tried. Everyone who has read it has com- mented on how they found it very inter- esting in addition to being informative.”
BIC Media Solutions is co-publishing its latest book, a collaboration with TDS Inc. and LaunchPad Writing + Research. The book provides practical advice to equip new front-line supervisors for their transition from operators to successful supervisors. Celebrating this partnership are, from left, Paul Monaghan and Barry Hardy of TDS, Ted Moon of LaunchPad Writing + Research and Don Hurrie of TDS.