September 29th, 2022 – High Flyer game released on Android & Amazon.
UPG/Menfes Interactive was sourced by B3 (Block By Block Publishing) to provide gaming development services for the scroller game in the Krypto Kronic franchise. High Flyer was initially launched on Android and Amazon FireTV.
August 11, 2021 – Ram Jam in the Desert held in Vegas
Ram Jam In The Desert is a premier and exclusive Summer Experience for aspiring collegiate and professional Basketball Players. With a complete lineup of top Professionals offering key clinics, symposiums and instruction for Student Athletes. Our goal is Holistic care of each Athlete and building Awareness on and off the court.
Partnering with Hypeman Certified and the Hardy family, including father Ram and his sons Amauri and Jaden, the event has the following components:
Shooting – Ram ‘Shot Doctor’ Hardy
Ball Handling – Amauri Hardy (former UNLV & Oregon player)
Mental Health – Vic Robinson (Hypeman Certified)
Strength Training – Tony Thomas (Tony Thomas Sports)
Entrepreneurship – Jerone Dodd Jr. (UPG CEO)
Check out Website for Latest – www.ramjambball.com
Special Thanks to all Partners
July 11th, 2021 – Ice Cream Dream Island’s 1st book ‘Birthday Surprise’ Released.
Ice Cream Dream Island: Birthday Surprise is the initial book in a series being developed by Aichan Enterprises.
About Aichan Enterprises
Book Cover Image Here
August 31st, 2020 – Swords & Scales: Tales of the Immortals: ORÌ-GENS Published by Fogenetic Studios
Swords & Scales second book, ORI-GENS was released by the Day Brothers and Fogenetic Studios. It is available on the company’s website as well as on Amazon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swords & Scales: Tales of the Immortals opens to public with launch of Patreon Campaign
Atlanta, Georgia – July 1, 2019
Swords & Scales: Tales of the Immortals, created and produced by the Day Brothers, is a much anticipated comic and animation series in the ancient/future, sci-fi and drama genre which shares the tales of 7 Immortals, each representing a certain virtue. Presented by Universal Phoenix Group in association with Fogenetic Enterprises, S&S looks to the Patreon platform to energize and introduce the first character, Sara Fim in epic style via mastered animatics, storyboards and art.
“We are beyond excited at not only the possibilities that the development of Swords & Scales brings to our publishing and creative production pursuits, but at the genuine prospect that we are creating something that will cultivate positive change in the world and inspire others to do more to fill the void of the often under and/or misrepresented genres of African and American art and cultural expression in film, media and entertainment,” noted Universal Phoenix Group CEO, Jerone Dodd Jr. “Part of that process for us was to form as diverse a production team as possible to get perspective, hasten our learning curve and appeal to the things that we all have in common as members of the global community.”
Patreon is a platform that allows artists and studios/companies to share their works and development with patrons who support by donating a monthly or per work fee to keep the art coming. The first character that will be introduced is Khadiyah Fatim, later and more popularly known as Sara Fim, whose virtue is Courage. Her story brings together a plethora of elements, challenges and peers into the psyche and humanity of this talented character. Whether its childhood nemesis, battling ninjas in a secret forest or leading charge first with and then against the empire, Sara Fim has something for everyone to take away with the strong emphasis on character development and layered story telling.
Patreon – www.patreon.com/swordsandscales
IG – www.instagram.com/swordsandscales
FB – www.facebook.com/swordsandscales
Web – www.swordsandscales.com
Digital Dance Culture is moving quickly to solidify itself as a mover and shaker in the dance industry. A recent partnership with Para Music Group, based out of New York, has given the green light for the Look What the Money Did Dance Challenge with Bianca Bonnie. Bianca, the Love & Hip Hop NY star, just recently released her new album, 10 Plus to favorable reviews. The dance challenge will be hosted on DDC’s website (www.digitaldanceculture.com/dancechallenger) and is the set up for a new platform called Dance Challenger, set to release in the 2nd quarter of 2018.
Look What the Money Did Dance Challenge will be run on Instagram and utilizes a panel of industry related pros including Bianca to judge the talent. The top three winners have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to be in the official Look What the Money Did video, along with other gifts from sponsors, UPG, MAGIX, Luc Belaire and Dance Mogul Magazine.
UPG has always been on the cutting edge of Entertainment Technology via Menfes Interactive and now has partnered with Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley and others to form Digital Dance Culture, a digital content production company dedicated to releasing quality content globally. DDC is a syndicated platform that gives space to all things dance in the digital era and promises to reach new heights with the tandem of UPG Execs at the helm. Follow DDC online at www.digitaldanceculture.com
STEAM Teams Academics, LLC was officially formed in 2017 after an incubation process within UPG allowed it to grow to support its own operations. Continuing with its pilot courses (Animation / Solar Energy) in 2016, the company has acquired an Agreement with Dekalb Academy of Technology & Environment to roll out a full year’s worth of STEM instruction, including Robotics for K-4th grades and 3D Animation, Solar & Electric Energy and Digital Media for 5-8th grades. STEAM Teams plans to ramp up its Career Discovery initiative by bringing in Industry professionals and exposing the students to behind the scenes situations in STEM Industries. Follow STEAM Teams at www.steamteams.org
STEAM Teams has announced a timely and promising relationship with D.A.T.E. (Dekalb Academy of Technology & Environment) to roll out two pilot courses, Introduction to Pixel Art and Animation, along with Introduction to Electrical Theory and Photovoltaic Systems.
In sticking with its promise of offering innovative STEM-based elective courses and exposure, D.A.T.E. has signed off on two 9-week courses, which offer project based deliverables and industry exploration.
STEAM Teams continues to gain interest for its unique and niche specialty courses, including animation, electrical/solar energy, robotics, gaming and mobile app building.
UPG has been instrumental in the formation of the leadership team and consultations to form a platform called STEAM Teams. STEAM Teams is a movement which offers a plethora of services to all sectors of primary and secondary education organizations that are involved in the STE(A)M disciplines. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math, is a federally recognized and mandated effort to spur innovation and develop expertise in the aforementioned fields. STEAM Teams is comprised of professionals and organizations within the field, as well as community leaders and parent-student committees.
STEAM Teams offerings include after school programming, in school curriculum development, tech services and a host of other freelance and professional development services.