HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Celebrity talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was sent a selfie machine two years ago, she could have made history with it. The Quik Pod, from Fromm Works, Inc., the ‘ultimate selfie machine’ as described by the inventor, is an extendable smartphone holder with a built in selfie mirror.
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) led a delegation on a mission of commerce, culture and copyright advocacy from Hollywood to Berlin during September 2013 to stimulate entertainment economic activities in both countries. The mission resulted in music placements in American productions, including a German artist, and renewed interest in international creative collaborations.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren’t saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don’t work in the long term.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Harman Press has acquired Fox Printing and its staff, effective February 10, 2014, continuing expansion of its commercial printing business, and the consolidation of union printers in the Los Angeles area. Both companies are family owned and members of Teamsters Local 572.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that they will introduce a comprehensive film- and television-production tax credit and other related policies in the 2014 legislative session. Gatto and De León expect to introduce the bill in January 2014, when the legislature […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Actor and stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled ‘Kalm.’ In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production ‘Degradation,’ written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As busy local studio owner Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of her dance and fitness center, Aeriform Arts, housing a community of top aerial instructors, one teacher has emerged as a real star. Antonio Martinez is giving the world a sneak peak at what Aeriform Arts’ students have experienced first hand, his amazing aerial alchemy.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — There’s a new kid on the block – Children’s Entertainment Network (CEN) – produced and directed by Mark Rowley is a new web series launched in mid January 2013. ‘This exciting new kids’ viewing venue is meant to entertain and educate,’ Rowley says.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Performer Moky Huynh announced this week that he will perform a 75-minute solo show – ‘USC Dropout’ – on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Health Mate Infrared Sauna will make its Hollywood ‘debut’ at a private Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Suite event, it was announced by Sang Lee, Vice President of Sales for Health Mate Saunas, a division of PLH Products Inc.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, ‘The Lord’s Lover’ breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage with cabaret, performance art, live music, dramatic theater, exotic dance, and cutting edge video imagery. The intricacies of human sexuality and controversial themes of desire and ‘free will’ are explored and celebrated.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. A one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions […]
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In a move signaling an expansion of its commercial printing business, The Harman Press has re-located from its longtime address in Hollywood to a larger facility at 6840 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, and added personnel to its executive roster.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calumet Photographic is proud to host this exceptional exhibit that offers deeply personal work from photographers exploring new themes: ‘Five Views’ represents recent work by five emerging photographers in the gallery of Calumet’s Hollywood store located at 1135 N. Highland Ave. The exhibit begins January 8 and runs through February 8, 2013.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bands and fans will have an exciting new opportunity for music, merriment and much more as Sheena Metal hosts “Carnyville: An Industry Showcase at The Other Door” every Thursday evening. Located in the NoHo Arts District, the premiere event will take place September 8, 2011 and will feature live music on the club stage.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today participated in a roundtable discussion at Variety headquarters with film production and location managers to highlight the cost-saving opportunities and film-friendly policies the City has implemented to keep production in Los Angeles.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents “FOUR VISIONS” – A traveling exhibit of infrared photography by four brilliantly talented women: Theresa Airey, Susan Bloom, Jill Enfield and Elizabeth Opalenik; September 16 – October 13, 2010. Highlighting the 100th anniversary of infrared photography, four photographers have joined […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography proudly presents Freestyle Exposed III… Unconventionally Traditional! Dedicated to the 150 year old art form using film and traditional products, Freestyle employees demonstrate the importance of analog in the creation of contemporary works. Runs June 24th – September 1st, 2010. Since 1946, […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding to purchase Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres of land surrounding the Hollywood sign. “Of all the iconic landmarks in the world, the Hollywood sign is truly one of the most recognizable […]
HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year’s All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents…”FREESTYLE EXPOSED… THE TRADITION CONTINUES!” For over six decades, Freestyle Photographic Supplies has been devoted to supporting black & white photography. It has been renowned for excellence in customer service, providing the best photo materials money can buy and featuring the […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For a man who will be 70 next year, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Leon Ware is working up a storm! Still promoting his acclaimed Stax Records debut, Moon Ride, featuring the divine new single “Hold Tonight,” Ware is also taking a moment to reflect long and deep on his hallowed history with […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The winners are in! Chop Shop’s Alexandra Patsavas, Live Nation’s Creighton Burke and Universal Music & Video Distribution’s Jim Urie won by a landslide in the 2009 Best of the Biz List from NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), which recognizes excellence and high professional standards in our business. […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Hitt Music Group is happy to announce the continuing success of their collaboration with American Airlines and Beat Marketing. HMG artists are now appearing exclusively on two separate channels as part of AA’s in-flight entertainment. Music from Black Market Corp., Patrick Leonard, Nathan Morris, Kevin Lint, Avowed, Nothing Ever Stays, […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Craig Rubin has been receiving more national coverage than other challengers to Villaraigosa in this year’s election. This week appearing in Globe Magazine, in an article with Brad Pitt. Rubin promotes more water for Los Angeles’ growth, getting the federal government out of local law enforcement and lowering taxes; but […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — BETARecords.com, the fast growing online music social community and upcoming Beta Records TV show, today announced the launch of the first known peer-to-peer community advertising technology internally tagged by the team as “DAAN” – Dynamic Affinity Advertising Network. DAAN (patent applied for) allows any BETA Records community user to select and drag […]
HOLLYWOOD — “Hi y’all, we a blues band!” And a profound silence fell over the room. Lead singer Sugaray of Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz said, “I’m gonna say that again ’cause the room always gets real quiet – we a blues band!” But within one minute of launching into their set, the entire audience was up […]
HOLLYWOOD — Though they didn’t wear Speedos like Michael Phelps, the band Starving For Gravity brought home the gold and won the LAMN Jam Grand Slam Rock Artist of the Year title. The Los Angeles Music Network competition – held during June, July and August – was Olympic in proportion, and SFG beat out hundreds […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Los Angeles Music Network presents the URBAN & the ROCK Music Contests launching June 9. Taking its popular “LAMN Jams” to a new level, urban and rock artists are invited to perform original music for a panel of industry experts and receive live critiques. Monthly winners move up to the finale […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The nation’s leading CD / DVD duplicator, replicator and printer has joined forces with Hitt Music Group, one of the industry’s most buzz-worthy licensing and submission firms. The idea is to offer high quality replication services, at a discounted rate, to all HMG clients. After several weeks of motivated negotiation, Disc Makers […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Bands and solo artists no longer need to feel intimated by the competitive music industry now that Hitt Music Group and Media Riot Productions have joined forces. The two met at this year’s music and media conference South by Southwest and since then have collaborated to meet the growing needs of music […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and MANHATTAN, N.Y. — The Los Angeles Music Network’s “LAMN Jam” heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Rebelling against the current downturn for traditional record companies, Chris Honetschlaeger, President of BETA Records, has announced a new generation of record deal which partners the company with the artist in a non-exclusive three song contract and plans to sign 100 artists in 2008.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Family Friendly Films, LLC announces that the popular e-book, “Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo: An Urban Fairy Tale,” has entered into movie production stage after making its presence known online. Based on a popular children’s poem, “Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo” was so successful as an e-book that it is now being made into a computer-generated illustration (CGI) short animated movie.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “I live in the City of Angels where the Mayor cheats on his wife, the City Attorney cheats the tax payers and I teach the Word of God and the love of Jesus and I am being sent to prison for several years,” says Rev. Craig X Rubin. I love my country, but I love God more and I must teach the Truth that Jesus proclaimed a Kingdom not a religion.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A piece of floss once used by Paris Hilton, smudged with pink lipstick and found in the trash outside Paris Hilton’s Hollywood home, sold Tuesday for an impressive $1,000 US to online Casino, GoldenPalace.com. The sellers of the floss, HollywoodStarTrash.com, made headlines worldwide and created an online frenzy with a video on YouTube.