now browsing by category


Lawrence Bender: The Producer Who Created the Hit Film Pulp Fiction

Lawrence Bender was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Throughout his career, Bender has amassed three Oscar nominations including those for his work on Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, and Inglourious Basterds. That being said, my favorite film by Lawrence Bender is Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction was released in 1994 and was a film that wasn’t like anything else in cinemas during that time. This film tells the tale of multiple people living in a world of crime including two hitmen, a boxer, the wife of a mob boss, and many more colorful characters. What makes this film personally enjoyable is how well the story is told that weaves these seemingly unrelated characters together so seamlessly.

One reason that this film has been so well-received is that it is hard to pinpoint this movie to a specific genre. Pulp Fiction contains elements of comedy, drama, and even throws in a few love stories. While this film is over two hours, it’s a movie that I can watch and be continually engrossed in no matter how many times I’ve seen it. While this film does feature a decent amount of graphic language and violence, it helps this movie to achieve a sense of realism.

To summarize, my favorite film produced by Lawrence Bender is Pulp Fiction. This film tells multiple tales surrounding a group of people with seemingly unrelated stories. That being said, the viewer quickly finds out that these characters have more in common than they might think. Pulp Fiction combines multiple genres into a fast-paced ride with plenty of characters and unforgettable moments for the viewer to enjoy. This film combines elements of comedy, action, drama, and noir, and suspense genres in order to create a unique masterpiece. In addition, Pulp Fiction continues to remain ranked quite highly within many top movies of all time lists.

Troy McQuagge Brings Gold to USHEALTH

One Planet Awards holds a coveted prize for business leaders, but that honor’s been passed on to Troy McQuagge, CEO of USHEALTH Group. McQuagge was announced as the recipient of the CEO of the Year Award. This comes after being considered against a list of business leaders across industries in the U.S. and abroad

McQuagge was brought on the USHEALTH team to take part in a restructuring effort more than six years ago. This required a top-down assessment of USHEALTH Advisors, a distribution agency, to start down the new direction the group had to take in a changing healthcare market. McQuagge’s success with USHEALTH Advisors made him an attractive candidate to continue his leadership as the group’s President and CEO. Having held these positions over the last two years has given McQuagge the opportunity to take USHEALTH Group to new levels of success. This translates to an expanded company and boosted profitability while the competition continues to struggle with the dynamic nature of insurance markets across the country.

When he learned of his win, McQuagge was pleased. Many businesses and their leaders look to the One Planet Awards as a metric for not just a company’s profitability but also their reputation across industries. For McQuagge, it wasn’t just a personal victory but the recognition of the hard work that’s continually put in by the men and women at every level of USHEALTH Group, working to make sure customers get access to coverage and medication they need. This team, McQuagge went on to point out, is integral in making sure USHEALTH Group maintains its commitment to do their part in keeping health insurance markets equitable where they can, providing coverage that meets the needs of policy holders.

About Troy McQuagge:

Troy McQuagge is an American businessman and health insurance expert. After leaving the University of Central Florida in 1983, McQuagge began a career in health insurance with Allstate Insurance. Displaying a keen understanding of the demands of the insurance industry, McQuagge collected accolades and awards along the way to a position with USHEALTH Group.

McQuagge was recruited to increase USHEALTH Group’s profitability and reorganize its many agencies to better deal with changes in health insurance. Today, McQuagge serves as President and CEO of USHEALTH Advisors.