Los Angeles, CA. - Nov. 17, 2016 -FESTIVAL
HIGHLIGHTS For the 13th consecutive year, Audi
is the exclusive presenting sponsor of AFI FEST
2016, once again championing innovative film-
makers from around the globe through its stead-
fast support of the festival and AFI's mission.
The complete AFI FEST program included 118
films (79 features, 39 shorts) representing 46
countries, including 33 films directed/co-directed
by women, 11 documentaries and 12 animated
short films. The breakdown by section is: Galas/
Tributes (6), Special Screenings (8), American
Independents (8), New Auteurs (10), World
Cinema (33), World Cinema Masters in Conver-
sation (2), Midnight (3), Cinema's Legacy (9) and
Shorts (39). This year's program included nine
official Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
submissions, and 20 films featuring 88 AFI
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) 32nd FILM INDEP-
ENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS
ANNOUNCED $75K IN GRANTS TO BE AWARDED
TO FILMMAKERS, INCLUDING THE 10TH ANNIVER-
SARY OF PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD SPIRIT
AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE EXCLUSIVELY
ON IFC, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017 @
2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET LOS ANGELES.
Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization
that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards,
the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at
LACMA, announced nominations for the 2017
Spirit Awards this morning. The Awards are the
primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-
round programs, which cultivate the careers of
emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the
industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh
presided over the press conference held at W
Hollywood, with actors Jenny Slate and Edgar
Ramirez presenting the nominations. Nominees
for Best Feature included American Honey,
Chronic, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea and
Moonlight. “Now more than ever, the voices of
independent artists play a critically important role
in our culture,” said Film Independent President
Josh Welsh. “The films we celebrate at this year’s
Spirit Awards embody the diversity, innovation &
uniqueness of vision that we champion all year
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | AFI FEST takes
Place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of
Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and other events will
be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL
Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The
Hollywood Roosevelt. The full festival lineup and
schedule will be unveiled in October.
For the 13th consecutive year, AFI FEST will show-
case the very best in global cinema thanks to the
visionary support of presenting sponsor Audi.
Patron Packages ensure reserved seats for Gala
screenings, and all proceeds benefit the educational
programs of the American Film Institute.
This year's edition takes place November 10–17,
2016. Additional information about AFI FEST is
available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI
FEST at facebook.com/AFIFEST,
twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFI.
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Newport Beach, CA (April 2017) The film “Red
Chargers” will be screening @ the 2017 Newport
Beach Film Festival. This awesome film showcases
the incredible swells of the North Canyon of Nazáre,
Portugal during the iconic 2015/2016 winter season.
The film focuses on the unique lives of big wave
surfers, and the incredible big wave phenomenon
that has brought them all to Portugal. A Red
Charger is an individual who attempts to ride the
biggest waves on the planet. They seek out and
chase storms around the globe, often having to
sacrifice relationships, financial stability, in the
pursuit of the limits of the human experience.
Featuring some of the most stunning big wave
action ever captured, the best big wave surfers on
the planet, and coupled with beautiful cultural and
character studies, “Red Chargers” is one of the
most inspiring surfing stories ever told.
LOS ANGELES (MARCH 2017) – COLCOA FRENCH
FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 1997 by The Franco-
American Cultural Fund, a unique collaborative
effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion
Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America
West, and France’s Society of Authors Composers
and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also
supported by l’Association des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-
Producteurs (ARP), the Film and TV Office of the
French Embassy in Los Angeles (French Consulate),
the CNC, TVFI, and UNIFRANCE.
Source: www. Colcoa.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 2017) This year’s LA Film
Festival doesn’t officially begin until June 14. But
you’ll start getting to know about it soon enough,
thanks to the peaceful visage of a smartly dressed,
baby blue moon creature benevolently hovering
above the City of Angels on billboards and bus
benches from Silverlake to Santa Monica. That’s
right: Festival season kicks off today as we unveil
the official 2017 LA Film Festival poster—created by
Japanese-born, LA-based artist Yoskay Yamamoto.
Los Angeles, CA (April 2017) Visual Comm-
unications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific
American media arts center, announced its program
of outstanding films and events for the upcoming
33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film
Festival (LAAPFF) running APRIL 27 – MAY 4, 2017.
This encompassing annual film celebration is pre-
sented across the city of Los Angeles from Holly-
wood to Little Tokyo to the Arts District in Down-
town Los Angeles to Koreatown to Westwood to
West Hollywood and to Buena Park in Orange
County. VC proudly celebrates 33 years as South-
ern California’s largest and most prestigious film
festival of its kind. The LAAPFF launches the pre-
celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month through
this year’s slate of over 180 films from both Asian
Pacific American and Asian international artists.
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 2017) – Autism is a
condition not well understood by many in China. DESTINY
tells the story of 9-year-old Xi He who although has been
diagnosed as autistic, attends a “normal” school at the
continuous insistence of his mother. Despite the growing
fear of his classmates and their parents over his condition
and his occasional outbursts, and the insistence of the
parents that the school administrators expel Xi He and
send him to a special education institute, still his mother
refuses and for the 4th time he is allowed to remain and
study with his classmates…
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (APRIL 2017) UNCHAINED:
THE UNTOLD STORY OF FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS
Screens at Newport Beach Film Festival April 26th
Legendary FMX stars Mike Metzger and Seth Enslow.
The ultimate, most intense, high-stakes extreme
sport on the planet, filled with rebels and hellions,
willing to pay the ultimate price for the ultimate
rush: Freestyle Motocross. Emmy Award ®
nominated “Unchained” is the definitive, adrenaline-
soaked and sometimes heart-wrenching story of the
birth and never-ending evolution of this sport. The
film is narrated by Academy Award ® nominated
actor Josh Brolin and features action sports
luminaries including Travis Pastrana, Brian Deegan,
Mike Metzger, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Carey
Hart, Jeremy McGrath, Tony Hawk, creator of
Monster Energy drink and early supporter of the
sport, Mark Hall, and Ron Semiao of ESPN and the
X Games, among many others….
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 2017) Founded in 2009 by Susan
Johnston, Director of New Media Film Festival, she is known
as a Media Futurist. The New Media’s mission and objective
is to honor stories worth telling. The New Media Film Festival
constantly introduces new technology; communication of
ideas through panels and Q & A’s to implement a more ex-
pansive use of 21st technology in storytelling for artists and
content creators. The Goal of New Media Film Festival is to
bring the world the Best in New Media – Honoring Stories
worth Telling of emerging and established video and new
media artists throughout the world.
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 2017) Arena Cinelounge
Sunset has just opened at 6464 Sunset Boulevard.
This additional forward-thinking cinema will cater to
industry and private and awards screenings during
the day and theatrical engagements in the evenings.
Venue seats 48 guests in wide, high-backed rocker
seats and boasts 10,000-lumen digital projection
screening in DCP with Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
In addition, its networked digital capabilities enables
Cinelounge to stream content, as well live broad-
casts and e-sports.
"You get the sense just from sitting in the theater
that this really is a unique, necessary environment
for film in Los Angeles.”LA WEEKLY
"Top Five Indie Movie Theaters in LA"CBS2
"Offers one of the most unique movie-watching
experiences in town."RALLY
LOS ANGELES, CA (MAY 2017) ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH
TO JAIL. The film played to critical acclaim at the Toronto and
New York film festivals and, following screenings at dozens
of additional festivals, including Opening Night of the Full
Frame Documentary Festival, it will open in Los Angeles on
June 9 at the Landmark NuArt Theater. A national rollout will
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 2017) On Christmas Eve, Sam
and his best friend Khalid both dress up as Santa Claus to
steal everything they can at their local department store.
Quickly, Sam is stopped by a group of children asking for a
story... the story of Aladdin.
Or his own version of it. In Aladdin’s shoes, Sam embarks
on a journey that will take him to the heart of the city of
Baghdad, a place of infinite Wonders.
MALIBU, CA (MAY 2017) "UNCHAINED: The Untold Story of
Freestyle Motocross" WINS EMMY AWARD! TAKES WIN in
PRESTIGIOUS "OUTSTANDING LONG DOCUMENTARY"
The acclaimed NETFLIX feature documentary from TAUBLIEB
Films and Crusty Demons, backed by Monster Energy,
"UNCHAINED: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross"
won the EMMY for Outstanding Long Documentary on
Tuesday, May 9th at a ceremony hosted by National
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Lincoln Center in
New York City.
NEW YORK, NY (MAY 2017) The National Academy of Tele-
vision Arts and Sciences (NATAS), announced the winners
of the 38th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special cere-
mony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New
York City. “Tonight we salute the competence, skill and
grandeur that is the sports broadcasting industry,” said Bob
Mauro, President, NATAS. “In addition to celebrating the
outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are
pleased to honor Brent Musburger for his long and prolific
and present him with the Sports Lifetime Achievement
A detailed listing of all awards is below as compiled by the
independent accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP. A list
of winners for the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards is also
available on the National Television Academy’s website at
LAS VEGAS, NV (MAY 2017) 2017 AMAZING LAS VEGAS
COMIC CON TICKETS ON SALE NOW, plus SPECIAL BONUS!
Amazing Comic Con enters our 5th year in Las Vegas with
best guest of comic creators and pop culture personalities in
the West. The event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention
Center on June 23-24-25, and tickets are on sale starting
today, March 2 at 10am PST.
As a special bonus our partners at IDW and #TeamEastman
have a special incentive for the early ticket buyers. We are
giving away a FREE VARIANT of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA
TURLTES #50! This is a key issue for any fan of TMNT, or
Pop Culture, and can be signed by artist, creator KEVIN
EASTMAN during his appearance at Amazing Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES, CA (MAY 2017) Today, Project FANchise
announced that they will debut a fan-controlled franchise
in the 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL) season.
Through Project FANchise’s proprietary technology fans
who are used to screaming from the stands will have an
unprecedented voice, allowing them to control every part of
the FANchise. From choosing the players that make the
roster to making in-game play calls, fans will run the show.
LAS VEGAS (JULY 2017) Life Is Beautiful beat out
Atlanta’s Shaky Knees fest and Rhode Island’s Newport
Jazz and Folk festivals, among others, to win Pollstar’s
Festival of the Year. Pollstar is a worldwide concert news
trade publication that awards music-industry professionals
with various accolades.
Taking over 18 city blocks in Downtown Las Vegas, Life
Is Beautiful unites its diverse audience through the love of
music, food, art and inspiring ideas. The festival provides
an experience that champions positivity, optimism and free
expression while charging up all senses. In 2016, Mumford
& Sons, J.Cole and Major Lazer headlined, while more than
90 bands gave energetic and unforgettable performances
on four stages over the course of three days.Also attributing
to the festival’s success is its curated food and specialty
drink program by local chefs and bartenders; a rousing
comedy showcase; the Speaker Series, with inventors,
thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share personal
stories that enlighten and encourage social change; and
bright, inspiring art installations and permanent murals that
assist in the revitalization of the neighborhood beyond the
LONG BEACH, CA (JULY 2017) Music artist Kaskade
turned out thousands of music aficionados for an
performance @ Sun Soaked Fest., in Long Beach,
California. Kaskade’s Twitter channel also thanked alll
The fans for being super chill with the food / refreshment
Vendors. We hope Kaskade keeps inspiring the masses
With his music.
Enjoy our highlights (video clips & still images) @ Sun
A bit about Kaskade:
better known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American
DJ, record producer and remixer. On October 20, 2011, DJ
Mag announced the results of their magazine, with Ultra
Music, Kaskade placed at No. 30. DJ Times voted Kaskade
"America's Best DJ 2011" and "America's Best DJ 2013".
Along with producers deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner,
Kaskade became popular during the revival of American
progressive house in late 2008–early 2009. In 2014, Kaskade
was listed as the No. 8 highest paid DJ in the world according
to Forbes, earning $17 million. In 2015, he was a guest star
on BYUtv's Studio C. He played a DJ whose music makes
people do unbelievable things. Additionally in 2015, he head-
lined Coachella alongside Drake for two weekends and, over
the course of the two weekends, pulled in the two largest
crowds the festival had ever seen.
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LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 2017) KCAL Channel 9 - Los
Angeles full interview FT., music artist Kaskade. Kaskade
speaks about his Las Vegas DJ residency, as well as his
weekend performance in the L B C “Sun Soaked Fest.”
Continue to Kaskade’s web site for music performance
LOS ANGELES, CA (MAY 2017) The Franco-American
Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, MPA, WGAW, and
France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of
Music (SACEM), announced today that Mr. & Mrs. Adelman,
written by Nicolas Bedos and Dora Tillier, and directed by
Nicolas Bedos, won the distinguished COLCOA Audience
A Woman’s Life was awarded the COLCOA LAFCA Critics
Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jury at
the 21 annual COLCOA French Film Festival. The film, co-
written by Stéphane Brizé and Florence Vignon, and directed
by Stéphane Brizé, will be released in the U.S. by Kino
Lorber this month. A Woman’s Life also won the COLCOA
Coming Soon Award, a prize given in association with KPCC
89.3, to a film presented with an attached U.S. Distributor. A
Bag of Marbles, co-written and directed by Christian Duguay,
won the Audience Special Prize while the Critics Special
Prize went to Elementary, written and directed by Hélène
Angel. Little Gems received the Best Documentary Award,
co-written and co-directed by Xavier de Lauzanne. The
First Feature Award went to Tunisian-French co-production
Hedi, written and directed by Mohamed Ben Attia. Introduced
this year,the American Students Award went to Polina,
written by Valérie Müller-Preljocaj and directed by Angelin
Preljocaj and Valérie Müller-Preljocaj.
Source: www.colcoa.org |
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (SEPT. 2016) - Global
Genes hosted the 5th annual RARE Tribute to
Champions of Hope and Patient Advocacy
Summit on September 22-24, at the Hyatt
Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach. More
than 800 patients, advocacy leaders, biotech, and
pharmaceutical executives, healthcare philan-
thropists, and celebrities came together to support
the fight against rare disease. The weekend of
heartfelt awards, presentations and performances
raised over $1.4 million for education, awareness,
and grant programs for patients, patient advo-
cates and their families, with a portion directly
benefitting Global Genes' RARE Patient Impact
LONG BEACH, CA (AUG., 2017) This fall Southern
California’s most haunted Halloween event returns on
September 28th with more monsters, more nights and more
mazes than ever before. With more sinister spirits taking
over the Queen Mary, this will be the scariest year yet.
This year’s Dark Harbor will include an all-new 4th maze on
the haunted ship. In addition, many of your favorite mazes
will be intensified this year with more terrifying new scares.
Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and
join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an un-
forgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
Dark Harbor is not only a unique haunted experience in
Southern California but also a great value with ticket prices
starting at just $20 online. Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and
Overnight Packages are also available. Come back night
after night and enjoy fright after fright with the Dark Harbor
Season Pass, available at the scarily low price of just $99
(certain restrictions apply; please see TICKET PAGE for
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (APRIL 2017) The Newport Beach
Film Festival (NBFF) announced today the winners of the
2017 Festival. On April 27, 2017, the Festival wrapped up its
eight day run with the Southern California Premiere of THE
EXCEPTION starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James and
Jai Courtney at the Lido Theater (3459 Via Lido, Newport
Beach) with the post party in the Via Lido Plaza. The Festival
opened with the West Coast Premiere of Take Every Wave:
The Life of Laird Hamilton. The Newport Beach Film Festival
celebrated outstanding contribution to global cinema at a
special event during the 18th annual Festival at the Balboa
Bay Resort on April 22. Additionally, The Festival’s selection
committee reviewed more than 2,500 films. The Festival
screened over 350 films, representing 50 countries. The films
competed for Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.
Attendance at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival was on
par with last year’s record attendance of 50,000 people. The
18th annual Festival had the largest participation of Inter-
national filmmakers and showcased films from over 58
countries with delegations attending from Australia, Germany,
Ireland and Canada. The Newport Beach Film Festival is
sponsored in part by City of Newport Beach, Visit Newport
Beach, Experian, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Celebrity Cruises,
Fashion Island and Los Angeles Times.
LOS ANGELES, CA (JUNE 2017) Built To Fail follows Bobby
Kim co-founder of The Hundreds as he takes an intrepid
journey to define and document one of the most elusive
fashion phenomena of our times, Streetwear.
Only forty years old, what started in the subcultures of the
skate and the punk movement is today a $70 billion dollar
industry. Bobby takes a very personal look at the people
who were there at the beginning and started it all. From
Rick Klotz of Freshjive to Eli Bonerz of X-Large and Stash
and Futura of GFS - they share the stories of their early
struggles and what drove them in many cases, unwittingly,
to create an industry.
CALIFORNIA (AUG., 2017) ASeptember is California Wine
Month—the perfect time to experience the annual harvest
season first hand. Enjoy special tastings, festivals,
concerts, wine and food offerings and more throughout
Celebrate all that California’s vintners and growers bring to
our lifestyle, economy and culinary pleasures.
A special THANK YOU to all the farm workers that
are keeping America strong!
Visit this page for details on events happening all month
long and see our special poster offer.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (AUG., 2017) On 1st June, 1967 The
Beatles released their ground-breaking studio album, SGT.
PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Described by
Rolling Stone magazine as “The most important rock & roll
album ever made…”, it left an indelible mark on the 60s
and went on to become one of the biggest selling records
of all time.
IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! THE BEATLES: SGT.
PEPPER & BEYOND examines the twelve months (Aug
1966 - Aug 1967) that would arguably be the most
crucial in the band’s career, a year in which they
stopped being the world’s number one touring band and
instead became the world’s most innovative recording
artists, pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved
in the studio.
TORONTO, CANADA (AUG., 2017) All the films and
events at the Toronto International Film Festival have
been announced. It's time to get excited: starting
September 7, the 42nd annual Festival will get underway,
showcasing the world's best films alongside incredible
talks, events, and performances. Join us in the 6ix.
See all the films featured in the trailer here:
LOS ANGELES, CA (AUG., 2017) Oe Los Angeles Times
today announced the lineup for The Taste, its annual festival
celebrating the flavors of the world in Southern California
style. Hosted by The Times' Food staff and acclaimed L.A.
chefs and bartenders, The Taste will transform Paramount
Pictures Studios into the ultimate epicurean pop-up and
block party over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-3).
Admission to each of the five events includes unlimited
tastings from the city's best kitchens and a variety of wine,
beer and seasonal cocktails:
*Opening Night; Fri., Sept. 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
*Field to Fork – Hosted by Amy Scattergood, Times Food
Editor, and Sang Yoon, Chef/Owner of Father’s Office and
Lukshon; Sat., Sept. 2, noon to 3 p.m.
*Dinner with a Twist – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times
Restaurant Critic, Jenn Harris, Times Deputy Food Editor,
Antonia Lofaso, Chef/Owner of Scopa Italian Roots and
Black Market Liquor Bar, and Marco A. Ramos, Mixologist at
Scopa Italian Roots; Sat., Sept. 2, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
*Sunday Block Party – Hosted by Noelle Carter, Times Test
Kitchen Director, and Sherry Yard, Chef/Owner of Tuck
Room Tavern; Sun., Sept. 3, noon to 3 p.m.
*Flavors of L.A. – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times
Restaurant Critic, and Gilberto Cetina Jr., Chef/Owner of
Chichen Itza and Holbox; Sun., Sept. 3, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) Executive produced by
Stephen Spielberg, the film tells the story of “Oscar,” who
was three years old at the time of the Dos Erres massacre,
during which Guatemalan government-led forces destroyed
a small indigenous village and killed off almost all of the
Villagers. The massacre was particularly brutal, and went
un-investigated until one of the soldiers involved, unable to
keep secret any longer, told the story of the atrocities
committed during the several days that the killings occurred.
Oscar was spared, in part because of his striking looks —
his pale skin and green eyes were prized features. He was
carried off by one of the soldiers responsible for the mass-
acre that killed Oscar’s family, and raised by the soldier’s
family. Oscar was too young to remember what went on
that day. He grew up thinking that the man who was raising
him was his father. More than 30 years after the events of
that day, Oscar would be approached by people looking into
the Dos Erres massacre, with the idea of bringing the per-
petrators to justice. The man who had raised Oscar had
died years before. The young man, now living in the United
States, was suddenly confronted with the truth that nothing
he thought he knew about his family was true. The man he
thought of as his father was a criminal.
LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPT., 2017) AFI FEST presented by
Audi is the American Film Institute's annual celebration of
international cinema from modern masters and emerging
filmmakers. It takes place each fall in Hollywood, CA, and
features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings,
conversations and tributes. AFI FEST remains the first and
only festival of its stature that is free to the public, offering
the best of current cinema in Hollywood. Event info. >>
LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPT, 2017) National Geographic
Documentary Films’ LA 92 will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca
Film Festival on April 21, followed by its broadcast debut
on National Geographic on April 30 at 9/8c.
Stay tuned as this film makes its rounds @ local indie film
Source of Review: www.nytimes.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPT., 2017) Franchise Expo West,
the premier franchise event in the western U.S. is returning
to Los Angeles after a 5 year absence, to provide the
strongest business opportunities for potential franchisee
in this dynamic, growing region. Attendees can engage
with over 200 franchise brands in every industry at every
investment level, access over 60 free educational sessions
where in depth answers are provided to any franchising
questions, and meet with lenders and consultants to learn
about financing options.
On Friday Nov. 3rd, there will be special seminars tailored
towards women and minority business ownership, and
the LA Mayor’s Office for Economic Development will
host a seminar in Spanish on “how to start a business,”
which will go over the basics. Just in time for Veterans
Day, a special seminar hosted by VetFran titled “Oppor-
tunities for Veterans in Franchising” will encourage military
veterans’ involvement in franchising, involving franchise
business owners who are also vets themselves.
The Franchise Expo West costs $10 to register in
advance and $20 at the door, but those who reg-
ister in advance using promo code CKPR can
register for free. On-site registration is also available,
but pre-registration is recommended. This event will take
place at the Los Angeles Convention Ctr., Thursday,
Nov., 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) It was 2009, Michael,
Allen and Ray were walking around Flushing, Queens.
They had just returned from a trip to Taiwan and were
looking for their favorite childhood drink: bubble tea. After
some searching, they found a tea place, ordered, and sat
down to discuss some of their new business ideas.
Meanwhile, they sipped at their teas and immediately put
their drinks down. They were confused, this was not the
bubble tea they had come to love in Taiwan. It was a
mediocre knockoff at best. As they looked around they saw
a long line full of thirsty customers. They looked up at each
other, that’s when Michael, Allen and Ray realized that they
had just found their new business venture.
It is our dream to introduce the Kung Fu Tea brand to con-
sumers all around the world, as well as creating a more re-
fined bubble tea culture. For this reason, we are looking for
business partners who might be interested in joining us.
With your help, we hope to expand our market even further.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening in
Canada this year! And more countries to come. Our cor-
porate headquarters are currently located in New York City.
We have business ventures in North America, Australia, and
LONG BEACH, CA (AUG., 2017) This Labor Day weekend,
party in style at SoCal’s hottest deck party when Wet lights
up 3 decks aboard the Queen Mary with some of the hottest
In addition to some of the best electronic music around, Wet
will include a fusion of fun and flirty cocktails and a vibrant
atmosphere set with the most amazing view of the Pacific
Ocean while you dance the night away. Get your tickets
now! (18 & Older Event)
$40 - General Admission (Advance)
$49 – General Admission (Day Of)
$125 - VIP Admission. Includes VIP Line at Entrance and
Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge. BOOK A STAY ABOARD
THE QUEEN MARY! Extend your Wet experience by staying
aboard the Queen Mary with hotel room rates starting at
$179. To book a room click here.
LOS ANGELES, CA (DEC., 2017) Shiva Negar comes from
a very diverse background, born in Iran and raised in
Turkey and Canada. She began her career as a child
performer by performing on piano and guitar at recitals
and in singing competitions. In high school, Shiva was
involved in several school plays and theatre, which quickly
became her art of choice and decided to take her passion
for acting to the next level. Shiva then went to film school
in Los Angeles and in between following her passion and
her auditions, Shiva also managed to graduate from York
University with a degree in Psychology and finished her
Post-graduate program in Events management & Public
Shiva plays the lead role in Lionsgate and CBS Films' Action
Thriller AMERICAN ASSASSIN released Sep 15th worldwide.
AMERICAN ASSASSIN is based on the bestselling series of
novels by Vince Flynn and is directed by Michael Cuesta
and produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Nick
Wechsler. Shiva stars opposite Dylan O'Brien, Taylor Kitsch,
and Michael Keaton. Shiva will also be seen as the lead of
Telefilm's upcoming feature BECOMING BURLESQUE for
director Jackie English.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: M.S
SAN DIEGO, CA (AUG., 2017) THE SAN DIEGO INTL FILM
FESTIVAL is the region’s premier film event and one of the
leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF
offers a totally unique experience. Catch first time and
veteran filmmakers as they debut their latest work to
command the attention of new audiences and industry
luminaries. You’ll also be among the first to see major
studio premieres on the road to the Hollywood awards
season. It’s five days to immerse yourself in quality films,
parties, industry events and panels. Come join the festivities!
Oct 4 – Opening Night Film & After Party
Oct 5 – VARIETY’S Night of the Stars Tribute
Oct 6 – Friday Night Screenings & Party with a Purpose
Oct 7 – Filmmakers Awards Show & Screenings
Oct 8 – Culinary Cinema & Closing Night Films
LOS ANGELES, CA (DEC., 2017) Embark on an International
Holiday Expedition at the all-new CHILL, featuring the United
States’ first-ever Ice Adventure Park and a touching tribute
to cultural traditions from around the world showcasing a
global sampling of food, music and live entertainment perfect
for the holidays.
Get a rush of family fun this winter at our 38,000-square
foot Ice Adventure Park featuring Ice Skating and our Ice
Track, Amsterdam Bumper Boats, Shanghai Speedway, a
Zip Line, Ice Shuffleboard, a two-story, 140-foot-long Ice
Tubing slide and so much more!
This one-of-a-kind experience will celebrate the traditions
of Christmas from six different regions in an exciting
exploration of international fare and cultural celebration,
dancing and live performances, Sunday night fireworks,
a nightly Christmas Tree Lighting and visits from Santa and
Mrs. Claus sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) Maddman tells the
unlikely rags to riches story of Steve Madden, who
went from selling shoes out of the trunk of his car to
becoming the mogul of a billion-dollar designer footwear
empire. Then, at the height of his success, he was
sentenced to prison because of his entanglement with
Jordan Belfort, the infamous Wolf of Wall Street, as re-
counted in the Martin Scorsese film. Ben Patterson offers
a candid look at how the colorful Madden rebuilt his empire
and his life following his release.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) Making a printable gun
landed Cody Wilson on the government’s watchlist.
Together with British programmer Amir Taaki, they
founded Dark Wallet, a Bitcoin app that allows its users
to “go dark.” But Dark Wallet was more than an app, it
was a way of expressing their ideals valuing human
freedoms over controlling governments. For crypto-
anarchists, ensuring freedom of information and
challenging economic structures are the best way to
hold truth to power. But taking on the government means
you don’t always get to go home.
In this observational diptych, Adam Lough glimpses
a rarified world, filled with embittered young people born
into a dreamless, corporatized, and deeply politicized
generation, where the only real resistance is at their
fingertips—the internet. The new radicals revel in
questioning every paradigm, from gun control to encryption,
even if it means incarceration. Yet the question remains:
Are they freedom fighters or criminals? This captivating
encounter examines how a distinct group came about ..
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) American Masters,
THIRTEEN’s award-winning biography series, celebrates
our arts and culture. Launched in 1986, the series has
set the standard for documentary film profiles, accruing
widespread critical acclaim. Awards include 70 Emmy
nominations and 28 awards — 10 for Outstanding
Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding
Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabody Awards; three
Grammys; an Oscar; two Producers Guild Awards for
Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television; and the
2012 IDA Award for Best Continuing Series. American
Masters enjoys recognition from film events across the
country and international festivals from London to Berlin
and Toronto to Melbourne. Other honors include The
Christopher Awards and the Chicago International
Television Awards as Outstanding Documentary Series,
and the Banff Grand Prize and the Television Critics
Association Award for Outstanding Movies.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2017) Hollywood star Hedy
Lamarr (ZIEGFELD GIRL, SAMSON AND DELILAH) was
known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow
White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look.
However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in
the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an
ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped re-
volutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just
another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a
technological trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish
emigre who invented a covert communication system to
try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to
the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war
bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her
life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is
now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Blue-
tooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an
inventor and so her family thought her story died when
she did. But in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and pro-
ducer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard
audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her
LOS ANGELES (JAN., 2018) ShortsTV™, the World’s
Only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv), working with
Magnolia Pictures, will open “THE 2018 OSCAR®
NOMINATED SHORT FILMS” on more than 500 screens
across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America,
South Africa, and Australia on Feb. 9, 2018. On February
7, ShortsTV™ will preview THE 2018 OSCAR®
NOMINATED SHORT FILMS with a special screening event
at the IFC Center in New York City. THE 2018 OSCARS®
NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will showcase the Live Action,
Animation and Documentary short-film nominees’ com-
pilation as three separate theatrical events. This marks the
13th consecutive year of the Oscar® Nominated Short
Films theatrical experience. It is the only opportunity for
audiences to watch the short film nominees in theaters
before the Academy Awards® ceremony on March 4,
2018. The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at
Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and televised
live on the ABC Television Network…
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