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Youth Filmmakers Selected For 13th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival In L.A. and Streaming
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announces the 13th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12, 2023. On Saturday March 4 an in-person opening day will take place at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069), as well as online at BHERC.TV.
Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Back for 2023, Offers a Sweetheart Deal Just In Time for Valentine’s Day
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With Valentine's Day less than a week away, last minute shoppers need not fret. The Hollywood Burlesque Festival is offering a sweetheart deal that includes a chance to win two VIP tickets and a 30% discount for anyone that buys at least two tickets. Heading into its 10th year, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival takes place March 17-19, 2023 at The Vermont Hollywood.
Opening Sept. 15 in L.A.: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical "Veils" to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles.
Producer and Comedian Chris Spencer Announces ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Returning to BET for Sixth Season
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Having just returned from Belize to promote STEMREGEN®, a natural stem cell enhancer documented to increase the number of circulating stem cells, feature actor, comedian, writer and producer Chris Spencer is pleased to announce that everyone's favorite husbands are coming back - the "Real Husbands of Hollywood" has been renewed for a sixth season by BET.
New Book, ‘Eva: Men’s Adventure Supermodel’ Showcases Career of Actress, Pinup and Artist’s Model Eva Lynd: A Lost World of Glamour
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The latest installment in the acclaimed Men's Adventure Library series from editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, "Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel" (ISBN 978-1943444397) has been released. The book chronicles model, pin-up, and actress Eva Lynd's remarkable career.
Haibu partners with the US Dept. of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on ‘Zoohackathon’
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Haibu is an award-winning series of books, films, cartoons and video games that promotes wildlife conservation around the world. Haibu has partnered with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) on Zoohackathon, a global competition to develop new and innovative technology tools to fight wildlife trafficking.
Vantage Home Loans launches and targets the Luxury Los Angeles Home Market
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In today's hyper competitive mortgage market with increasing competition from internet companies, Roger Mansourian has formed a new partnership and mortgage company - Vantage Home Loans - that specifically targets and caters to the creative financing needs of investors, small business owners, and luxury homeowners seeking a strong mortgage offering in California and Washington.
Film Tech Guru Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion Media Group as Strategic Advisor
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Exiting his role as Prime Focus Technologies President after completing his earn out and roll-out of the company's award-winning DAX Platform, Patrick Macdonald-King has agreed to join the Advisory Board of film and tech finance firm Hyperion Media Group to help create a fund focused on content, and the intersection of content and technology.
California Film Tax Credit Generates More Filming and Jobs in 2017
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.
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."
Meoded Expands 2016 Decorative Wall Techniques Classes in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 40 creative painting artisans attended the New Decorative Wall Techniques for 2016 Class at Meoded Paint and Plaster at the showroom in Hollywood on February 18, 2016. Meoded Classes have been expanded this year because of the high demand for unique finishes from interior designers, home and business owners.
Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia scores role in 'LIVE BY NIGHT' by Ben Affleck and Launches X3S Bench
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on 'Live by Night' - the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros.
Actor Omar Gooding and Universal Domino League Present 'Dominos After Dark' at Dave & Buster's Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster's Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster's magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will add one more game when the Universal Domino League brings their 'Dominos After Dark' event to the party.
COMIC-CON: Actor, Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia Launches Kickstarter for New Martial Arts Action Film 'KALM'
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures, and Paul Lupi, Producer of Lupi Pictures, enter production of the feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled 'KALM.' Principal photography partially funding being raised on Kickstarter. The project will debut at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 (SDCC).
New Comedy CD by Brett Riley announced by Uproar Entertainment
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Brett Riley's first comedy CD, 'I'm An Idiot.' Riley's signature impersonations, witty observations, and colorful stories incite bouts of laughter from the start. 'I'm An Idiot' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and is Riley's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.
Hollywood's The Harman Press will be the Official Printer for the 2015 Pollie Awards and Conference in New Orleans
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marking its active role in the political printing arena, The Harman Press will be the Official Printer for the 2015 Pollie Awards and Conference in New Orleans, March 17-19, 2015, organized by the American Association of Political Consultants. This will be the second year that The Harman Press has provided the AAPC with printing for its programming material and signage for its annual conference and awards events.
Commercial printer The Harman Press expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.
'Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples' event in No. Hollywood makes Valentine's Day more Intimate
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine's Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.
Lea Walker's Aeriform Arts Celebrates Three Year Anniversary with 'The Elements' Student Showcase
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It has been three years since busy television executive Lea Walker decided to moonlight as an aerial fitness studio owner. Her Aeriform Arts center has since literally taken off, with hundreds of students testing the conditioning feats of aerial hammocks, lyra, aerial yoga, hanging silks and pole dance.
Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Documentary on Digital Underground and Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary 'D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,' which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin.
Los Angeles Music Network announces 2014 Round 1 LAMN Jam Music Contest Winners
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is pleased to announce the winning artists of Round #1 of its Rock / Pop and Urban / R&B / Hip Hop music contests: Sad Robot and Hewan, respectively. Sad Robot and Hewan advance to the semi finals along with Young Beautiful In A Hurry and Zach Jones (rock), and Lydia Rene and Trademark (urban).
Los Angeles Music Network's 2014 ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests welcome sponsor Send2Press News Service
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is delighted to announce a returning sponsor of its upcoming 2014 ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests ('LAMN Jams') happening this spring in Los Angeles. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will again be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.
King of Selfies Courts Ellen DeGeneres
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.
Mission from Hollywood to Berlin Tackling Licensing and Copyright led by National Association of Record Industry Professionals
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.
Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery says Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Highlights Need for New Addiction Treatment Methods
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 Printers Consolidate Union Printing Operations as The Harman Press
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.
California Film and Tax Credit Legislation to be Crafted by Assembly and Senate Appropriations Chairs
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...
Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia has lead role in Indie Action Feature 'Kalm' Produced by LightRow Pictures and Mill Reef Films
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.
Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of Hollywood's Aeriform Arts with rising aerial star Antonio Martinez
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.
The new Children's Entertainment Network features reporters aged from eight to 18 covering video games, TV, film and more
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.
Performer Moky Huynh to debut 'USC Dropout' at Elephant Stages Lillian Theater in Hollywood
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.
Health Mate Infrared Sauna will make its Hollywood debut at a private Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Suite event
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.
Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage
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.
Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Appointed to Commission to Keep Film and Television Jobs in California
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances...
Bucking the Economic Downturn, The Harman Press Expands with New North Hollywood Printing Facility and Adds Team Members
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.
New Exhibit in Hollywood, 'Five Views' Represents Recent Work by Five Emerging Photographers
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.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Passing of Whitney Houston
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 Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires
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.
New Weekly Music Showcase hosted by radio host Sheena Metal debuts at The Other Door in NoHo
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.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to Film Industry: Let's Keep Los Angeles The Entertainment Capital of the World
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.
Four Visions: A traveling exhibit of infrared photography by four brilliantly talented women
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents "FOUR VISIONS" - A traveling exhibit of infrared photography...
Third Annual Freestyle Employee Exhibition of Fine-Art Photography
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography proudly presents Freestyle Exposed III... Unconventionally Traditional! Dedicated to the 150...
Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Trust for Public Land to Announce Public-Private Partnership to Save Hollywood Sign
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding...
Auction for Emmys Event and After-party Tickets will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation
HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and...
Second Annual Freestyle Employee Exhibition of Fine-art Photography
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents..."FREESTYLE EXPOSED... THE TRADITION CONTINUES!" For over six decades, Freestyle...
Leon Ware ‘Tax Relief For The Soul’ Jazz Concert at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on April 16
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For a man who will be 70 next year, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Leon Ware is working up a storm! Still...
NARIP Announces 2009 Best in the Biz Winners for Recording Industry
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...
Hitt Music Group Collaborates with American Airlines for Band Promos
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hitt Music Group is happy to announce the continuing success of their collaboration with American Airlines and Beat Marketing....
Craig Rubin in Tabloids Closing in on Villaraigosa in L.A. Mayoral Race
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Craig Rubin has been receiving more national coverage than other challengers to Villaraigosa in this year's election. This week...
BETA Records Site Gives Musicians Ability to Share Ad Dollars, also Launches Beta Records TV Show
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- BETARecords.com, the fast growing online music social community and upcoming Beta Records TV show, today announced the launch of the first...
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