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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonas Sills, founder and executive producer of Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), announces a grand benefit performance of "Broadway-LA." After three successful seasons of theater in the Long Beach area, Art-In-Relation made its move to Los Angeles with two acclaimed productions, "Andrew Lippa's Wild Party" and "Frankenstein, A New Musical" in the fall of 2016. They were honored to receive rave reviews and an "Ovation Recommendation" from the LA Theater Alliance.
Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Film and TV Workforce Development Programs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today (AB1664) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former actor Steve Comisar is living proof that nothing is impossible. With close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube video views, Comisar has become a highly respected social media celebrity. This is because Steve Comisar is the only Hollywood actor that is also a famous con man.
EGW Publishing Announces Its Newest Book, ‘Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets’
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EGW Publishing, established 1979, is proud to announce the release of its newest book, "Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets" by H. Philip Hsieh. 14 renowned poets, including four Poets Laureate of the United States, a Nobel Prize winner (chemistry), three Pulitzer Prize Winners and other prestigious poetry award recipients are presented in this book of interviews.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) authored the legislation in 2014, and 2015 marked the first year of credit distribution.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Live From Las Vegas" by Alex Elkin. Comedian Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is.
INTERVIEW: The number of lead roles played by women in movies rose significantly in 2015; now a new film written and directed by Michael David Lynch hopes to show the strength and leadership of a modern woman in “Dependent’s Day.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is proud to announce that "Chillennial" by Feraz Ozel has debuted at #9 on The Billboard Comedy Chart in its first week of release. The Billboard Comedy Chart lists the week's top selling comedy albums ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rebecca House Publishing and To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc., a 501(c)(3), announces the release of "Jeremy and the Crow Nation" (ISBN 978-0945522058) by Tatiana Strelkoff. "Jeremy" is the second book in "The Changer Trilogy."
Former LA City College Basketball Coach Michael Miller Hosts New TV Show ‘Time Out with Coach Miller’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Long time LACC basketball coach Michael Miller is hosting his own live TV show "Time Out with Coach Miller." Coach Michael "Mike" Miller who broke numerous national records as head basketball coach at Los Angeles City College (LACC) is tearing it up in the world of live television with his new show "Time Out with Coach Miller" seen live twice a month.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Feraz Ozel, a "brown" comedian, is a light-hearted performer driven by passion, and intelligence, says Uproar Entertainment. His is a diverse and energetic brand of insightful comedy that connects with people from all walks of life. He prides himself on putting on a show that will make you laugh till it hurts, think about a few new things, and remember that regardless of our vast differences, we can all come together for a night of comedy.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Laguna Art-A-Fair announces a Call for Artists Jury Day on Sunday, February 12 with an opportunity to join one of California's premier summer fine art festivals. Artists and artisans may enter three pieces of their original artwork along with a jury fee from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Steve Comisar is not your average celebrity felon. Comisar is the only Hollywood actor on earth that is also a famous con man. With over 700,000 Twitter followers and over one million YouTube views, he is a social media phenom. Recently, Klear rated Steve Comisar in the top one percent of all social media influencers in the world.
VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beyond Baroque, one of the nation's leading independent Literary Arts Centers, is planning a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Guided by the nonprofit's Executive Director, Richard Modiano, and council of prominent artist-curators, a program of activities commencing January 1, 2018, will take place at Beyond Baroque's Venice location and in venues throughout Los Angeles.
Hey Santa! 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive announced by Phat Inc. Magazine and Subaru of San Bernardino
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local celebrity Vincent Ayon aka Invinceable, the publisher of Phat Inc. Magazine, is once again donning his Santa hat. With the support of Subaru of San Bernardino, the former hip hop artist proudly presents his 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marvin Lee Robey announces the release of his latest book, "Axe the Taxes." Mr. Robey says "Axe the Taxes" is based on Supreme Court cases dealing with taxes and quotes those Supreme Court rulings.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pyramid Press announces the release of their newest book, "The Adventures of Steamo The Wonder Crab" (ISBN: 978-0989901796) by well-known educator and former college professor Michael Miller, M.Ed., M.S. "Steamo" is illustrated by Jeffrey Vernon and art director Minhee Choe.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With Thanksgiving in just a couple of days, FilmSnobbery decided to serve up another type of turkey: in this case, the cinematic variety, with a seasonal celebration of the worst films of all time. And in a survey of approximately 100 filmmakers, critics, historians and performers, the choice for the worst film of all time went to Tommy Wiseau's utterly astonishing 2003 production "The Room."
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Picas Inc. recently updated its flagship product Picas to 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.4 for Android OS. This free photo editor app can turn your photos into artworks with more than 50 filter effects, and each week Picas adds 1-3 new art filters. Due to its good performance, Play Store featured this photo editing app from Sep. 30 as editors' choice, which brought more than 300,000 downloads and 4.5 average ratings just in a week.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Orally Challenged" by Jen Murphy. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases Jen Murphy - who fearlessly goes where few female comics have gone before.
MOBY to Play at Friends of The Los Angeles River 30-Year Anniversary Fundraiser Oct. 8, FoLAR Fandango
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Artistic visionary and electronic music pioneer Moby will perform at Friends of the Los Angeles River’s thirty-year anniversary...
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The largest voice-over marketplace in the world, Voices.com, has announced the launch of an industry roadshow, set to take place across the United States this upcoming Spring 2017. The event is LevelUp - a fast, 1-day information sharing event that will bring voice actors, coaches, and clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops and networking.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON /California Newswire/ -- Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film "NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)" shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) will celebrate 30 years of advocacy on the L.A. River with a gala at L.A. River Studios in Cypress Park on Oct. 8, 2016 from 7:30 -11:30 p.m. Music industry tastemaker and veteran radio personality Nic Harcourt from KCSN 88.5 FM will host the evening’s festivities.
Michael C. Perry’s ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at Action on Film International Film Festival
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film "Empty Box of Wine" has won first prize in the category "Best Animation" in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, "Empty Box of Wine."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the Los Angeles River and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation are hosting A Night at the LA River at the Frog Spot, FoLAR’s riverside visitor center on Saturday September 10th 5 – 8 PM. The evening will feature the release of the Luskin Center’s LA River Greenway Guide, a panel discussion - The LA River Greenway Through Public-Private Partnership.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Brown Sheep" by Tamer Kattan. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases the exceptional talent of Tamer Kattan who uses his cultural diversity to inform his unique comic views on life, society and the world today.
Art-In-Relation pairs 2 rare works of musical theater in ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of "The Wild Party." a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley's tale with a musical twist, "Frankenstein, A New Musical."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Who Is Jackie Fabulous?" Recorded in front of a live audience at Harvey's Comedy Club in Portland, Oregon this CD features the multi-talented Jackie Fabulous - a comedic force to be reckoned with.
Tack Artist Group Launches TACKTalks: An Innovative Educational Conference for Beauty Industry Artists Looking to Grow Their Personal Brands
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Tack Artist Group – a premier artist management, production, and branding agency – will be holding its inaugural TACKTalks conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on September 7, 2016. Designed for beauty industry artists looking to cultivate their personal brands into viable businesses, the exclusive event will offer up to 300 attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn from and network with a panel of the industry’s top beauty influencers, insiders, and success stories.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup - a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.
Enchanting evening of outdoor Shakespeare awaits at Old Stone House in Brooklyn as Brad Fryman takes on Sir Toby Belch
NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LanDan Consulting announces that Brad Fryman (Artistic Director - Oberon Theatre) takes on the role of Toby Belch in South Brooklyn Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Paul Molnar and Dee Byrd-Molnar. Recent appearances include: the world premiere of Chris Boal's "Pimm's Mission," directed by Terry O'Brien at 59e59, "A Wilder Christmas" under the helm of Dan Wackerman, and "The Drawer Boy" directed by Alex Dinelaris at the SoHo PlayHouse.
An Exquisite Evening of Music and Dance Honoring The Culture and Contributions of Africans Across The Diaspora
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Brought to you by The Adinkra Group, "Birthright 2016" is a captivating evening of live intergenerational performances by Washington D.C.'s most talented African dance and drumming ensemble and special invited guests. A night of elegance, August 20, 2016, with guests sheathed in African chic couture sets the back drop for the electric and inviting atmosphere attendees have come to know and love when attending this event.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- At the peak of a highly controversial election year, a new thriller for young-adults has recently been published featuring a teenaged Muslim girl as the protagonist. "The Storyteller and the Terrorist in Our Newsfeeds," by Amina Derbi, is about the rise and fall of seventeen-year-old Najmah Qamar, a passionate storyteller who ends up living through her worst fears as her tales come to life.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Studios love to make movies about con men and audiences have spent over one billion dollars watching these exciting films. Enter Steve Comisar, an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a convicted con man finishing the last year of a 15-year prison sentence for fraud.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film "Empty Box of Wine" has been selected for the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, "Empty Box of Wine."
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Teen sculptor Rodman Edwards has created a statue of Johnny Depp and his dogs in the midst of the actor's divorce proceedings with wife Amber Heard, portraying the actor as winning custody of their dogs. The sculpture, shown with saddened dogs, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Florida in August.
Eternalmind Entertainment and the $200 Million Al Muhaymin Media Fund Announce Their Upcoming Slate of Hollywood Films
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eternalmind Entertainment Group, U.S based entertainment film production/distribution company, in collaboration with Al Muhaymin Media Fund (AMF), has announced its new slate of Hollywood film projects along with the world premiere of their much awaited $27 Million budget action drama "Mobster - A Call for the New Order."
The South Austin Moonlighters to Release Their Brand New Studio Album ‘Ghost Of A Small Town’ on July 12, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On July 12 The South Austin Moonlighters will be releasing "Ghost of a Small Town," which features 13 brand new songs including their new single "You, Love and Me." The album will be available on iTunes, on their website, on Amazon, CD Baby, at the shows and at Waterloo Records and discriminating independent record stores everywhere!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DP Entertainment and Chuckie Miller announce actor Brian White ("Scandal," "Chicago Fire") to host a night of dancing and entertainment with professionals from around the country, June 24. The "BET Experience at L.A. Live" will bring together thousands of music lovers for a four-day, jam-packed entertainment fest.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Steven Briggs' first comedy CD "Whiskey Dick." Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD "introduces a new kind of comedic voice, one which can't be placed into any particular box."
Celebrity Mgr. Theodore ‘Ted’ Myles Terry Announces Success of ‘Turn Me Loose’ NY Theatrical Performance Honoring Dick Gregory
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry, a Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, is celebrating the success of his brainchild, "Turn Me Loose," a one-man biographical adaptation of the life and times of Dick Gregory, the critically acclaimed master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian. Terry has been an integral part of Dick Gregory's management team since 1998, managing Gregory's engagement scheduling, website, the Dick Gregory Foundation, and more.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It is rare when something unique appears on the music scene but SAG7 may be truly one-of-a-kind by being a self-help movement and a musical group. Their first single, "Forget You," which features live musicians and vocalists with a virtual lead singer called Sagittarius A * and the participation of best-selling author Natascha Kampusch, is part of an ongoing movement to raise human potentiality.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of John Moses' second CD 'Upper Middle Trash,' recorded in front of a live audience. John Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 10 years.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Little Green' book publisher, Paraphrase, LLC, pledges support for Save The Frogs Day 2016. Did you know there is a 'Save The Frogs Day'? You may have read or heard at some point in the last few years about the alarming rate of disappearance of frogs in the world. While you might ask why this is important, frogs are essential to many ecosystems around the world.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Elevation Church, which Outreach Magazine named in 2015 the 15th largest church in America. Pastored by Steven Furtick, the multi-site church with 20,000 weekly attendees calls over a dozen locations home, including its base in Matthews, North Carolina. Elevation Church will release its second Kids Worship album, 'One In a Million,' worldwide on April 29.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. born track and field champion Jordin Andrade has never been to his native country, Cape Verde, but the Olympic hopeful has their full support. On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 4 p.m., 'On the Run 2 Rio,' a celebration fundraiser is being held in his honor. The event will take place at the El Dorado Park West Social Center, in Long Beach, Calif.
Ultimate Silicon Valley Party Mixer and 2016 San Francisco Charity Ball co-sponsored by Professionals Guild
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring two large April 2016 dance/networking parties: one in Silicon Valley; the other, a Charity Ball to cure blindness, in San Francisco.