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TONIGHT! BIRD IN HAND PRESENTS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY HEATH LEDGER SCHOLARSHIP Thursday, September 20, 2018 Chateau Marmont – 8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Article By: Marcelle - Sep• 20•18


Bird in Hand winery, together with the Ledger Family and Australians in Film host an evening honoring the 10th anniversary of the Heath Ledger Scholarship on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. The winner of the 2018 scholarship will be announced at the event. The event is supported by Bird in Hand, Qantas, Ausfilm, Screenwise, Vogue Australia and GQ Australia.

Established in 2008 in memory of Australian actor Heath Ledger, who served as an ambassador for the organization, the Scholarship is awarded to an actor who exhibits distinctive and unique potential. The prize offers invaluable assistance for a young and emerging Australian actor to kick-start their career, break into Hollywood or train internationally. To date, $280,000 in Scholarship prizes has been awarded to help the winners with career and educational opportunities in the U.S.


About Australians in Film: Founded in 2001, Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit screen organization that supports its members with career development and education programs include the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship, Mentor LA, Village Roadshow/Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, Greg Coote Fellowship, Gateway LA and The Writers Room. AiF is based at Charlie’s, a shared workspace at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Charlie’s is a bespoke hub for business, collaboration and networking for the Australian screen community in Los Angeles and it is where AiF holds its industry education programs. For more information: Follow Australians in Film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Bird in Hand: Bird in Hand is a world-renowned producer of fine wine that celebrates place and passion not only through expert vinification but also through food, art, and cultural events. Its portfolio of cool climate wines is produced across four award-winning speciality tiers; Tribute Series, Nest Egg, Bird in Hand and Two in the Bush.

About Ausfilm: Ausfilm connects international filmmakers with Australia’s talent, screen agencies, studio complexes, locations and production facilities. On behalf of the Australian Government Ausfilm markets Australia’s Screen Production Incentive Scheme which comprises the Location, PDV (post, digital and visual effects) and Producer Offsets. Ausfilm is an Australian industry – government partnership. It comprises Australia’s Federal and State Governments; the major studios; leading post, sound and visual effects facilities; and production service providers. Ausfilm has offices in Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information visit:

About Screenwise: Screenwise – Australia’s Leading Film and TV School for Actors – offers intensive full-time and part-time creative and technical screen acting programs that are accredited and consistent with current Australian and International film industry standards. Screenwise offers the crème de la crème of industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants that adopt an articulate and inspirational approach to their teaching. Students are exposed to these professionals on a regular and intimate basis, and are offered the rare opportunity to network and train closely with accomplished and experienced actors who define what it means to have a practical and rewarding career in the Film and Television Industry. Screenwise was established seventeen years ago with the purpose of providing specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television. The Sydney-based acting school is overseen by Multi-Award-Winning Actress and Australian Film and TV Legend Denise Roberts (Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Razzle Dazzle, Always Greener, GP) and is inspired by the tenacious, dedicated and professional nature of the ‘Roberts Method’ for which it is based on. Screenwise is not only leading other Sydney Acting Schools in both performance and program content, it is, and will continue to be at the forefront of acting education nationally and internationally offering the very best the industry has to offer. Visit:

About Qantas: Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline connecting Australians to the world. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s most respected full-service airlines and one of the strongest brands in Australia, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in safety, customer service, operational efficiency and technical innovation. The Qantas network spans 46 countries across Australia, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa and flies to almost 60 destinations throughout Australia. The U.S. is one of Qantas’ most popular destinations, with its first Trans-Pacific flight taking place in 1954 to San Francisco. Qantas offers more non-stop flights per week between the U.S. and Australia than any other airline with direct flights from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Vancouver, and more than 220 codeshare city pairs across the U.S., Canada and Mexico from Qantas gateways.

U.S. Media Contact: Megan Levy Schauer – The Lippin Group,, (323) 965-1990

Australia Media Contact: Harriet Dixon-Smith – NIXCo:, +61 403 857 328


Eka Darville,

Jessica Jones, The Originals

HLS FINALISTS:Aaron Glenane,

Picnic at Hanging Rock & Danger Close

Bethany Whitmore,

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Brenna Harding,

Black Mirror

Charmaine Bingwa, Nekrotronic

Ezekiel Simat,

Lambs of Gods

Gemma Bird Matheson,


Harvey Kaska Zielinski,

Starting from…Now

Kipan Rothbury,

Significant Strangers

Carmen Cuba,

Casting Director, Stranger Things

Jeremy Podeswa,

Emmy-nominated Director, Handmaid’s Tale & Game of Thrones

Lorenzo di Bonaventura,

Producer, Transformer Franchise


Kim Ledger,

Heath Ledger’s Father

Kate Ledger,

Heath Ledger’s Sister;

AiF Board Member

Sally Bell,

Heath Ledger’s Mother

Abbie Cornish,

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexander England,


Alison McGirr,

Ladies in Black

Andrew Nugent,

Founder, Bird in Hand

Ashleigh Brewer,

The Bold and the Beautiful

Ashley Hart,


Chelsea Winstanley,

Jojo Rabbit

Chelsey Martin,

Australian Consul-General, Los Angeles

Costa Ronin,

The Americans

Cody Fern,

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace; Former HLS Finalist

Damon Herriman,

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Daniel Lissing,

Blindspot; Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

Daniel Webber,

The Punisher

Denise Roberts,

Principal Director & CEO, Screenwise

Felicity Price,

Wolf Creek; The Gift

George Byrne

Gia Carides,

Big Little Lies; My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Isabel Lucas,

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Jonny Pasvolsky,


Kate Cheel,

One Eyed Girl, Riot

Kate Dennis,

Director, The Handmaid’s Tale, GLOW

Katherine Nugent,

Bird in Hand

Kick Gurry,

Sense8; Edge of Tomorrow

Kimberly Peirce,

Former Judge; Director, Carrie

Kym Wilson,

Brides of Christ; Heartbreak High

Liv Hewson,

Santa Clarita Diet

Louis Hunter,

The Fosters

Luke Bracey,

Point Break

Max Greenfield,

New Girl; The Neighborhood

Mojean Aria,

Former HLS Finalist; Dead Lucky

Nash Edgerton,

Mr. Inbetween

Oliver Ackland,

Former Finalist; The Originals

Rachel Kim Cross,

Mr Inbetween; Cut

Renee Bargh,

Co-Host, EXTRA

Taika Waititi,

Jojo Rabbit

Tess Sanchez,

Casting Director

Tom Cocquerel,

Table 19

Victoria Hill,



Kate Marks

EVP, International Production, Ausfilm

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Simonne Overend

VP, Scripted Development, Essential Media and Entertainment

Stuart Beattie

Writer/Director, Pirates of the Caribbean

*U.S. Media Contact: Megan Levy Schauer – The Lippin Group,, (323) 965-1990

*Australia Media Contact: Harriet Dixon-Smith – NIXCo:, +61 403 857 328






The Annual LA Tradition of Brazilian Summer Festival (now in its 24th year) erupts on Sunday, September 16 at the UNION CLUB, located right on the border of Koreatown

Article By: Marcelle - Sep• 11•18

Diogo Nogueira brings with him the best samba tradition of Rio de Janeiro. He is rhythm, he is samba, he is class” – Sérgio Mielniczenko, KPFK Global Village
The much-anticipated, annual LA tradition of Brazilian Summer Festival (now in its 24th year) erupts on Sunday, September 16 at the UNION CLUB, located right on the border of Koreatown in the upcoming neighbourhood of Arlington Heights. Presented by Brazilian Nites Productions in collaboration with Baile do Victinho, the 2018 edition features the rhythms of Brazil through the Samba and Batucada (percussion jam) and the exuberant choreographies of Aninha Malandro, and the LA Samba Dancers troupes. Headlining is Latin Grammy Winner, Diogo Nogueira directly from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of his 7-city US Tour.

Also performing Rio’s singer-songwritter Rogê, DJ Victinho, DJ Potira and DJ Roger Milan.

The festival also hosts vendors of authentic Brazilian food, with Brazuca Bites and Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen, as well as Arts & Crafts recreating the joy of Brazil’s Summer in California.

Brazilian Nites is a full-service production company that celebrates the culture of Brazil in California and beyond. Founded in 1989 by Patricia Leão, the company presents some of the most important artists of Brazil in the United States.

October: Yamandu Costa U.S. Tour

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday Oct. 27, 2018







AC Gallery Presents The 25th Frame : A Solo Exhibition By Artist Patrick Curtet The solo exhibition THE 25TH FRAME runs September 8th – September 29th The AC Gallery located at 1546 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Article By: Marcelle - Sep• 05•18

AC Gallery Presents The 25th Frame : A Solo Exhibition By Artist Patrick Curtet
Films such as “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Wild at Heart,” and “Bullit,” are re-imagined and brought back to life in Curtet’s clever contemporary tableau.

 Patrick Curtet is a French fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. He revisits his favorite iconic American cult films in his new exhibition THE 25TH FRAME. Having fallen in love with photography since his early childhood and inspired by Hollywood cinema and the iconic California lifestyle, Curtet wishes to share his artistic vision of the west coast glory years; a suspended dimension where all heroes come alive. Curtet is taking us on a road trip back in time to the Golden Age of 70’s Hollywood. Considered the New Wave of America cinema and reflecting the influence of Classic Hollywood.

By capturing the moments and emotions of the influential films of the era, his photographic re-enactments guide us by his inspiration straight into the scene. More than just a photographer, Curtet believes that everything is a story and every person or place has something to tell… we just have to see that extra frame. THE 25TH FRAME emphasizes his artistic vision with surprising compositions, dramatic back-lighting and captivating imagery. Patrick Curtet’s artistic practice is a stunning experience in photographic verisimilitude, creating a new link to the Hollywood of then, to now.

The solo exhibition THE 25TH FRAME runs September 8th – September 29th with a VIP Preview set for Saturday, September 8th from 7pm-10pm.

AC Gallery located at 1546 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

For more information about THE 25TH FRAME and AC Gallery, visit website

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THE BEVERLY HILLS Chamber Of Commerce Events, Networking Breakfast Events, Networking Passport Events, Networking Related Events

Article By: Marcelle - Sep• 03•18

Mission Statement

The mission of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is to EMPOWER BUSINESS TO THRIVE by OPTIMIZING CONNECTIONS.
We serve the luxury capital of the world through marketing, advocacy and education for the Beverly Hills business community. The Chamber – with its committees, councils, staff and valuable members – works with city officials, local businesses and the community at large to promote the local economy.

The Chamber has been the voice of business in Beverly Hills since 1923. We are a membership organization comprised of more than 800 local businesses who believe in the importance of creating a solid foundation within the community. To accomplish our mission, the Chamber relies on the efforts of our members, our Board of Directors, volunteers and the generosity of companies who sponsor our events and programs.

The official publication of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is published three times per year by Modern Luxury, there is a Fall/Winter issue, Spring issue, and Summer issue. This custom magazine is distributed along with Angeleno magazine. In addition to the mailed distribution to affluent homes in Beverly Hills, BH is distributed in rooms at luxury hotels and key commercial locations throughout the city.

BH is the go-to guide of all things luxury for discerning Beverly Hills visitors and residents. Custom content includes lifestyle recommendations from the top concierges and notable tastemakers in Beverly Hills, a calendar of top cultural events and fetes, and listings of the best spots for dining, shopping, culture and health & beauty in Beverly Hills.

The history of the Chamber goes hand in hand with the history of the City of Beverly Hills. Partners for over 85 years, the Chamber has been instrumental in the evolution of the City, both in its community and business landscapes. Rich in tradition and rich in accomplishment, the Chamber of Commerce helped to create the brand known around the world as Beverly Hills.

The United States Census of 1920 counted 674 people as residents of the newly incorporated City of Beverly Hills. Known as “Midway between Los Angeles and the Sea,” the new community, while steeped in pride and optimism, was facing inevitable challenges in those early years.

The real estate boom in the early 1920s created a series of issues for the residents, and new businesses needed to support the population growth. On May 1, 1923, sixty people gathered from the community in the first meeting of what would quickly become the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.

On June 11, 1923, an organization and a motion to incorporate a Chamber of Commerce into the city of Beverly Hills was approved. The Chamber drafted formal articles of incorporation and on July 16, 1923, petitioning to the State of California that the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce be incorporated “to promote the economic, commercial, industrial, civic and social welfare of the people of the City of Beverly Hills and vicinity.”  The state granted the petition on July 20, 1923, and from there, the Chamber went to work.

Chamber Of Commerce Events, Networking Breakfast Events, Networking Passport Events, Networking Related Events

Back to Business Networking mixer  in Partnership with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles
Wednesday Sep 5, 2018

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Thursday Sep 13, 2018
Chamber Of Commerce Events, Government Affairs

September Networking Breakfastfor professionals  @ The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Friday Sep 14, 2018

Tuesday Sep 18, 2018  Meeting. Get to know your Chamber

 Chamber Of Commerce Events, Member Orientation Evening
Exclusive Chairman’s Circle Reception
Thursday Sep 20, 2018

Chamber Of Commerce Events, Chairman’s Circle Event
Michelle’s Future Member Mingle
Monday Sep 24, 2018

An Evening with the Mayor: State of the City Address
2018 State of the City Addr8ess by Mayor Julian Gold M.D. at Greystone Mansion Formal Gardens on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM

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The Los Angeles Times  PRESENTS ‘THE TASTE’ The Annual Festival at the Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot. THIS AMAZING Block Party takes place Three Nights During the Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 2) Celebrating Southern California’s Culinary Scene. Hosted by The Times’ Acclaimed Food Staff

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 28•18




The Los Angeles Times will honor late restaurant critic Jonathan Gold with several tributes at its upcoming Taste food festival during Labor Day weekend.
Jonathan Gold at last year’s Taste festival with, from left, Los Angeles Times staffers Amy Scattergood, Jenn Harris and Noelle Carter. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup of Chefs, Bartenders
and Restaurants Participating in The Taste

The Los Angeles Times  announces the lineup for The Taste, its annual festival celebrating Southern California’s culinary scene. Hosted by The Times’ acclaimed Food staff, The Taste will transform the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot into the ultimate evening block party over three nights during Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 2). This year, The Taste will pay homage to the chefs and restaurants who have helped make Los Angeles one of the most exciting places in the world to eat. Admission to each of the three events includes unlimited tastings from the city’s best restaurants and sips of seasonal cocktails, plus cooking demos and talks from renowned chefs.


Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
L.A.’s pop-up and underground restaurants will take the stage with a demo of Cajun-by-way-of-Compton cuisine from chef Michael Lawless (Shad’s New Cali Catering). Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Ludo Bird) will showcase his French flair. Master of the grill, Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue), will lead a barbeque how-to. Ricardo Zarate (Rosaliné) and Jonathan Yao (Kato) will provide a glimpse of what makes their dishes imminently Instagram-able. The Bar Stage will be serving up white wines of Italy with Wes Hagen of J. Wilkes Wines. Restaurants include: Amor y Tacos, Baltaire Restaurant, Bone Kettle, Casa Vega, Chao Krung, Farmhouse, Hinoki & the Bird, Otium, Pop’s Bagels and Wanderlust Creamery.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Delicious food will be the special of the night as Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama (n/naka) showcase Japanese cuisine and Briana Valdez (HomeState) celebrates breakfast all day with a demo of her signature dishes. Sommelier Ira Norof will give you 101 reasons to drink wine. Restaurants include: Cento Pasta Bar, Border Grill, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Jaffa, Kali Restaurant, Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Prawn, Taste of Tehran, Trois Mec and Winston Pies.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Experience the diversity of flavors in our fair city when Sean Lowenthal (Little Beast Restaurant) and L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter highlight Southern cooking, Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs) shares her technique for elevating porridge, and Charles Olalia (Rice Bar/Ma’am Sir) gives a master class on Filipino cuisine. Wine expert Christine Dalton will raise a glass to rosé. Restaurants include: 71Above, Banh Oui, Coni’Seafood, Holbox/Chichen Itza, Hotville Chicken, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Inko Nito, Kobee Factory & Syrian Kitchen, Meals by Genet and Prince of Venice.
Los Angeles Times’ The Taste, presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, is produced in association with Best Events. The Collins College of Hospitality Management and L.A. Regional Food Bank are the event’s charity beneficiaries.



Tickets range from $115 to $165; a $10 discount will be available exclusively to Times subscribers starting July 23.   Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite

New this year, The Taste travels to Costa Mesa over three days in October (Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21), with programming to be announced in September. Details and tickets: Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheTasteLA (#TasteLA).





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