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FRIDAY FEB 16TH 7:00 p.m. – Porsche Downtown LA and Classic PR presents the exclusive”Style You” FEB 15TH Trina Funding Group and The Money Lane Firm Presents Beauty & The Beats Master Class & Concert Extravaganza sponsored by Amzi SkinCare THURSDAY

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 12•18

FRIDAY FEB 16TH 7:00 p.m.

 

Porsche Downtown LA and Classic PR presents the exclusive “Style You” All Star Weekend Men’s Luxury Style and Grooming Lounge hosted by NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton and will feature Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Eboni Johnson. Event Features: Cigar Lounge, Massages, Men’s Grooming and Styling. Featured food by Hooters & Ladies Touch Catering, Desserts by Studio Chefs. Featured interviews with Online Sirius XM Shade 45 radio host of Weekend Work, Coach PR. Porsche Downtown LA. 

TONIGHT THURSDAY FEB.15TH

Trina Funding Group and The Money Lane Firm Presents Beauty & The Beats Master Class & Concert Extravaganza sponsored by Amzi SkinCare.

Together brands team with entrepreneur Trina Sanchez & The Money Lane Firm to present the first concert and panel discussion called “Beauty And The Beats” set to tour 10 cities in 2018. The kickoff event will host some of the best brands in beauty and live music experience. Panelist include star of E! hit show Wags LA, Olivia Pierson and TV Personality Ranella Ferrer from Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, former NFL Patriots Bret Lockett. Fashion Models from agency All Models Worldwide ripping the runway during a live performance by R&B Artist Ro James and Love & Hip Hop Brittney Taylor, on “The Beats” stage, performing hit record “Permission” which reached number 37 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Beauty & The Beats supports women and men from all walks of life and will use our first event to continue to support NBA All Star Weekend and the rise of entrepreneurs in business, tech, music, beauty and fashion industry. Come enjoy social networking, pampering and grooming, live panel discussions, live music, cool activations and shopping during a big weekend.

In addition, Universe Network TV will be broadcasting the whole event live which has a vast network within the music and entertainment industry, that provides access to up to date news, music, and upcoming industry breaking events, as well as future collaborations ranging from album releases to chart topping hits. Universe website has received close to 7 million hits, averaging 9,000 monthly unique visitors within one year. Universe TV’s target audience includes a balance of males and females ages 21-45 worldwide and excited to team up with Beauty and The Beats. Universe TV works closely with many notable players in the music and entertainment industry.

About Beauty & the Beats: There has been a significant amount of research done on the effect that advertising in the fashion and beauty industry has on. Beauty & The Beats was created to empower the every image of woman, freedom, and creativity that is sometimes linked between art, beauty and music.

Media/press contact:
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OPENING MONDAY FEB. 12TH INDIE DRAMA STILLWATER THE MOVIE AT LAEMMLE ON LANKERSHIM, NORTH HOLLYWOOD 7:30PM

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 11•18

INDIE DRAMA “STILLWATER” TO MAKE ITS GLOBAL PREMIERE ON ITUNES, AMAZON AND ALL VOD PLATFORMS BEGINNING MARCH 13, 2018

Mystery Thriller Marks Feature Directorial debut of Director/Producer Nino Aldi & Producer Jay Ostrowski

 

Indie outdoorsy murder mystery, followed by Q&A. Celebrities expected: Writer/Producer/Director/Actor Nino Aldi along with producers Jay Ostrowski, MJ Caballero, Adam and Mark Thiel and co-writer Joseph Rein; cast members Tyler Ritter (“The McCarthys”), Paul Elia (“Dirty”), Ryan Ray Vincent (“Elizabeth Blue”), Eric Michael Roy (“Danny Collins”), Travis Quentin Young (“Vinyl”), Carlena Britch (“Supernatural”), and, who also directed the film. Other guests expected to attend include Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts and “Voice” Season 13 Winner Chloe Kohanski.

Flixseed Production’s feature film, “STILLWATER”, directed by Nino Aldi, is a mystery/thriller set in Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

A weekend camping trip among six old friends turns tragic after one dies under mysterious circumstances, triggering further turmoil as they attempt to unmask the killer within their own group.

“STILLWATER” was sourced from an original screenplay written by Joseph Rein & Nino Aldi. Jay Ostrowski, Nino Aldi & MJ Caballero Produced with Adam & Mark Thiel as Executive producers.

“There are a lot of stories to be told on the making of Stillwater. Nearing the top of the list is the fact that the idea of the film didn’t come until May 17th, 2017,” said filmmaker Nino Aldi. “What transpired after that can only be described as a full force of focus, industry favors, and grit and “Stillwater” is a very special movie that I feel is destined to live on for many years.”  

“I didn’t consider sending this particular film to festivals and am thrilled to self-distribute it.  I strongly believe that our marketing strategy, coupled with the legs of the film itself, will make it among the most successful self-distributed films of all time and will be a example of DIY distribution for years to come.”  

The new @Ryansrays film. See this thriller in theaters in April. #stillwatermovie #bpa #variety… https://t.co/bL93IefqHf

 Contact: Amy Prenner FOR MORE INFO:

amy@theprennergroup.com

FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a Visual Arts and Performance Festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25)

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 07•18

 FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a visual arts and performance festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25) featuring everything from a motorcycle concert at LACE to a series of art installations as well as dinner & games by Robert Karima at FORD Theatres on February 18. Each arts institution will blend their own programming with FLAX curator-in-residence Fabien Danesi’s unique vision to ignite dialogue about L.A. as an important cultural hub. FLAX promotes mutual understanding between SoCal and France through the arts and the festival is free and open to all, promising to be a multi-sensory art experience. 

  • The Dialectic of the Stars launches at The Sowden House on Sunday, February 11 at 6 p.m. with a video proposal by curator Fabien Danesi and showcased artwork by Ange Leccia. His video piece, Star Dusts, acts as a call from the street while Danesi introduces this journey with images extracted from famed movies set in Los Angeles, all showcasing West Coast culture.
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) presents Wrong Ped Xing on February 15 from 7 to 9pm. Artist duo Nøne Futbol Club will showcase an hypnotic video piece seen from Hollywood Boulevard while the public will be welcomed by the online radioYou are listening to Los Angeles. At 7:30pm, Tehran-Geles, a contemplative movie by Arash Nassiri will be screened followed by an enticing performance by Geneva Skeen. At 8:30pm, the evening will culminate in a trailblazing motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha, in which the artist transforms motorcycles into musical instruments.
  • Ford Theatres presents Drag Me Crazy on February 18 from 2-8 p.m. Taking place throughout the day, Ford Theatres transitions into a true gallery space with videos and installations by Scoli Acosta, Hoël Duret, Alison O’Daniel and Assaf Shaham, all playing with illusion and transformation of the spaces. There will also be performances in the amphitheater from 4-6 p.m. by Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Rafaela Lopez and Lucky Dragons.
  • L.A. Dance Project presents Bodies2 on February 24 at 7 p.m., which will include the screening of The Pit (Dancer with Golden Lips) by Naotaka Hiro followed by a performance by Noé Soulier, Movement on Movement.
  • Zebulon presents Surfing Countdown on February 25 from 6-12 p.m. with a sound performance by Jasmin Blasco that evokes a spatial journey, followed by a screening of Animal Glisse by Bertrand Dezoteux. The evening culminates with an afterparty from 7:30-12 p.m. with a DJ Set by Jasmin Blasco.

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90TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED! AWARDS TAKE PLACE MARCH 4TH 2018

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 01•18
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Editor’s Note: Nominations press kit and video content available here

90TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards®nominations today (January 23) live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.comOscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.

Haddish and Serkis announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:22 a.m. PT, with pre-taped category introductions by Academy members Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh. Haddish and Serkis announced the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT.

For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Tuesday, February 20 through Tuesday, February 27.

To access the complete nominations press kit, visit www.oscars.org/press/press-kits.

The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 


 

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards

 

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Timothée Chalamet in &quotCall Me by Your Name&quot
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in &quotPhantom Thread&quot
  • Daniel Kaluuya in &quotGet Out&quot
  • Gary Oldman in &quotDarkest Hour&quot
  • Denzel Washington in &quotRoman J. Israel, Esq.&quot

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Willem Dafoe in &quotThe Florida Project&quot
  • Woody Harrelson in &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot
  • Richard Jenkins in &quotThe Shape of Water&quot
  • Christopher Plummer in &quotAll the Money in the World&quot
  • Sam Rockwell in &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Sally Hawkins in &quotThe Shape of Water&quot
  • Frances McDormand in &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot
  • Margot Robbie in &quotI, Tonya&quot
  • Saoirse Ronan in &quotLady Bird&quot
  • Meryl Streep in &quotThe Post&quot

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Mary J. Blige in &quotMudbound&quot
  • Allison Janney in &quotI, Tonya&quot
  • Lesley Manville in &quotPhantom Thread&quot
  • Laurie Metcalf in &quotLady Bird&quot
  • Octavia Spencer in &quotThe Shape of Water&quot

Best animated feature film of the year

  • &quotThe Boss Baby&quot Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • &quotThe Breadwinner&quot Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • &quotCoco&quot Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • &quotFerdinand&quot Carlos Saldanha
  • &quotLoving Vincent&quot Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

Achievement in cinematography

  • &quotBlade Runner 2049&quot Roger A. Deakins
  • &quotDarkest Hour&quot Bruno Delbonnel
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Hoyte van Hoytema
  • &quotMudbound&quot Rachel Morrison
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Dan Laustsen

Achievement in costume design

  • &quotBeauty and the Beast&quot Jacqueline Durran
  • &quotDarkest Hour&quot Jacqueline Durran
  • &quotPhantom Thread&quot Mark Bridges
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Luis Sequeira
  • &quotVictoria & Abdul&quot Consolata Boyle

Achievement in directing

  • &quotDunkirk&quot Christopher Nolan
  • &quotGet Out&quot Jordan Peele
  • &quotLady Bird&quot Greta Gerwig
  • &quotPhantom Thread&quot Paul Thomas Anderson
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Guillermo del Toro

Best documentary feature

  • &quotAbacus: Small Enough to Jail&quot Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
  • &quotFaces Places&quot Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
  • &quotIcarus&quot Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
  • &quotLast Men in Aleppo&quot Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen
  • &quotStrong Island&quot Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Best documentary short subject

  • &quotEdith+Eddie&quot Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
  • &quotHeaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405&quot Frank Stiefel
  • &quotHeroin(e)&quot Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
  • &quotKnife Skills&quot Thomas Lennon
  • &quotTraffic Stop&quot Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Achievement in film editing

  • &quotBaby Driver&quot Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Lee Smith
  • &quotI, Tonya&quot Tatiana S. Riegel
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Sidney Wolinsky
  • &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot Jon Gregory

Best foreign language film of the year

  • &quotA Fantastic Woman&quot Chile
  • &quotThe Insult&quot Lebanon
  • &quotLoveless&quot Russia
  • &quotOn Body and Soul&quot Hungary
  • &quotThe Square&quot Sweden

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • &quotDarkest Hour&quot Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • &quotVictoria & Abdul&quot Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
  • &quotWonder&quot Arjen Tuiten

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • &quotDunkirk&quot Hans Zimmer
  • &quotPhantom Thread&quot Jonny Greenwood
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Alexandre Desplat
  • &quotStar Wars: The Last Jedi&quot John Williams
  • &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot Carter Burwell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • &quotMighty River&quot from &quotMudbound&quot
    Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
  • &quotMystery Of Love&quot from &quotCall Me by Your Name&quot
    Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens
  • &quotRemember Me&quot from &quotCoco&quot
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • &quotStand Up For Something&quot from &quotMarshall&quot
    Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren
  • &quotThis Is Me&quot from &quotThe Greatest Showman&quot
    Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best motion picture of the year

  • &quotCall Me by Your Name&quot Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers
  • &quotDarkest Hour&quot Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • &quotGet Out&quot Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers
  • &quotLady Bird&quot Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill, Producers
  • &quotPhantom Thread&quot JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers
  • &quotThe Post&quot Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers
  • &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • &quotBeauty and the Beast&quot Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • &quotBlade Runner 2049&quot Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
  • &quotDarkest Hour&quot Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Best animated short film

  • &quotDear Basketball&quot Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
  • &quotGarden Party&quot Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
  • &quotLou&quot Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
  • &quotNegative Space&quot Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • &quotRevolting Rhymes&quot Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film

  • &quotDeKalb Elementary&quot Reed Van Dyk
  • &quotThe Eleven O’Clock&quot Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
  • &quotMy Nephew Emmett&quot Kevin Wilson, Jr.
  • &quotThe Silent Child&quot Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
  • &quotWatu Wote/All of Us&quot Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

Achievement in sound editing

  • &quotBaby Driver&quot Julian Slater
  • &quotBlade Runner 2049&quot Mark Mangini and Theo Green
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Richard King and Alex Gibson
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
  • &quotStar Wars: The Last Jedi&quot Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce

Achievement in sound mixing

  • &quotBaby Driver&quot Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis
  • &quotBlade Runner 2049&quot Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth
  • &quotDunkirk&quot Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
  • &quotStar Wars: The Last Jedi&quot David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects

  • &quotBlade Runner 2049&quot John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
  • &quotGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2&quot Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick
  • &quotKong: Skull Island&quot Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus
  • &quotStar Wars: The Last Jedi&quot Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
  • &quotWar for the Planet of the Apes&quot Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

Adapted screenplay

  • &quotCall Me by Your Name&quot Screenplay by James Ivory
  • &quotThe Disaster Artist&quot Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • &quotLogan&quot Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold
  • &quotMolly’s Game&quot Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
  • &quotMudbound&quot Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original screenplay

  • &quotThe Big Sick&quot Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • &quotGet Out&quot Written by Jordan Peele
  • &quotLady Bird&quot Written by Greta Gerwig
  • &quotThe Shape of Water&quot Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
  • &quotThree Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri&quot Written by Martin McDonagh

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TONIGHT!Robert Gutierrez: Brushstrokes of Metropolitan Landscapes VIP Reception. The exhibit features three new art suites: Paris Magic; Los Angeles Revisited and New York/Central Park in winter.

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 01•18

TONIGHT! Robert Gutierrez: Brushstrokes of Metropolitan Landscapes VIP Reception. The exhibit features three new art suites: Paris Magic; Los Angeles Revisited and New York/Central Park in winter.

Born in East Los Angeles, Roberto Gutierrez, is a Veteran of the U.S. Marines and a survivor of the Vietnam War, a true Hometown Hero. Gutierrez was one of just a few from his platoon who made it back home alive. However, upon his return, he became severely depressed and was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). While battling PTSD and struggling not to fall victim to alcoholism and drug abuse, he decided to take advantage of his VA education benefits and enrolled at East Los Angeles College (ELAC). It was there that he finally found solace and where he discovered his great love of art. Since then, Roberto Gutierrez has gone on to become a distinguished Chicano artist whose paintings have captured the evolving landscapes of Los Angeles through the decades.

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