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Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 06•19


Over 6,000 submissions and 80 countries later, HollyShorts announces their most competitive year ever.  The Oscar®-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival saw a record 6,000 submissions from over 80 countries for their 15th anniversary. The organizers are thrilled to announce that over 400 films from 30 different countries will compete for this year’s top prizes during the festival’s 10-day run from August 8-17 at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Last year, four HollyShorts finalists were nominated for an Academy Award® with three bringing home the gold, including the Best Live Action Short “Skin” from filmmakers Andrew Carlberg, Guy Nattiv, and Jaime Ray Newman.

This year’s competition lineup is packed and will feature Live Action, Animation and Documentary Shorts as well as Web Series, Student, Music Videos, TV pilots, and VR. The 2019 HollyShorts Oscar® Qualifying categories include: Best Short Film, Best Live Action, and Best Animation. HollyShorts also features a screenplay competition where the winning short gets greenlit, shot and shown at next year’s festival courtesy of the Seattle Film Summit. Last year’s screenplay winner “Best Seller” from Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office) will make its world premiere at the festival’s Opening Night celebration on August 8th.

Stand out films include: Erica Dasher’s “Ouroboros” starring Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage), “Robu” with Emmy-nominated actor Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us), Sterling Milan’s “About The People” written by Coffey (Fighting) and featuring Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Hisham Tawfiq (The Blacklist), and Sterling Brim (Ridiculousness), “The Stew” starring Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and Carlos Valdes (The Flash), Kate Trefry’s directorial debut “How to Be Alone” starring Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Joe Keery (Stranger Things), “I Lost My Mother’s Ashes” featuring Mandy Moore (This is Us), “Food Place” directed by Crashing’s Lauren Lapkus, “It’s a Mess” with Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), “Curated” directed by Gillian Jacobs (Community), GLOW’s Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson’s short “Consent,” Ed Skrein’s directorial debut “Little River Run,” “The Toll Road” with Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Anthony Carrigan (Barry), and Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), “Mi Madre, My Father” starring Arrow’s Stephen Amell, “Bewildered” with Keith David (Armageddon), and “SophiaWorld” starring Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and HollyShorts’ first robot, Sophia the Robot. Other notable filmmakers and talent include: Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element), Mike Luciano (Animals), Common, Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Kenan Thompson (SNL), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio), Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Saga), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Childish Gambino, Flea, Malcolm Barrett (Timeless), Steve Zahn (War for the Planet of the Apes), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Keanu), Paul Walter Hauser (BlackKklansman), Joel David Moore (Bones), Amy Smart (Just Friends), Madonna, Julius Peppers, and Dee Wallace (E.T.).

To view the entire 2019 official selections list or to buy tickets visit:

This year’s Sponsors include: Becine, Bitpix, Boxed Water, Buffalo8, C21, Capstone, Circle of Confusion, Colorspace Finishing, Content London, Delmay and Partners, Dream Hotel, Dust, E-Tech Rentals, Easterseals Disability Services, Eventive, Final Draft, Film Augusta, Fort Point Beer, Gold Image Printing, Harmony Gold, Impossible Dream Entertainment, inDspotlight Productions™, ISA, Kabaki, Kevork Law, Klio Studio, Kodak, L.A. Media Consultants, Law Offices of Cliff Lo, Monster, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Panavision, PaperChase Films, Provence Wine, Revry, Rita House, SAGIndie, Seattle Film Summit, Screencraft, Shacksbury, Simple DCP, Stage 32, Stampede Ventures, Storyblaster, Studio 21,Talking Rain, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, The Camera Division, The Venue @ Hollywood: SWEET!, Wildfly Absinthe, and

About HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) #HSFF2019
The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 15th year in August 2019. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, a regular on the MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee list, also engages its community and spotlights short films year-round through monthly screenings, panels, and networking events. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place between August 8-17, 2019 at TCL Chinese Theatres 6 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

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BOLD Summer Kick-Off August 1, 2019 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 200, 300 & 400 Block of Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 25•19



BOLD Summer Kick-Off
August 1, 2019 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
200, 300 & 400 Block of Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Rodeo Drive will be pedestrian only for a BOLD Summer celebration with live music, fireworks, social art installations, DJs, Refresh on Rodeo and more!

Artist Partnership

Mr. Brainwash will unveil an art experience finished live on site on Rodeo Drive.

Live Entertainment

Miss DJ Bliss will begin the evening as people are arriving
Opening act of dueling pianos will play upbeat classic and current music
Spanish opera and rock singer, Cristina Ramos, from Spain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent: The Champions will be the featured entertainer of the evening
Guests will enjoy a luxurious outdoor lounge with plush furnishings, photo opportunities and refreshments. Beautifully curated fireworks will round out a fantastic evening.








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JOIN US! July 21 st, 2019 for Pico Athletic CluB Health, Wellness, Beauty Mixer. Kicking off the red carpet at 3:30 pm.

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 20•19

 July 21 st, 2019 for Pico Athletic Club Health, Wellness, Beauty Mixer. Kicking off the red carpet at 3:30 pm.

8591 W.Pico Blvd, Los Angeles Ca 90035
(neighborhood street parking available)
The event time is from 3 pm to 7 pm, with red carpet arrivals starting at 3:30 pm.



We are excited to bring more awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s body, mind, and spirit. With the increasing stress of our society, it is even more important that people understand the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are excited to host a health and wellness day at Pico Athletic Club that will provide tips and offer solutions to the ever-growing need to balance and combat the elements that can negatively affect one’s life.

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JOIN US For an Exclusive Hospitality Preview of the Cayton Children’s Museum Wednesday, July 10 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 09•19

For an Exclusive Hospitality Preview of the Cayton Children’s Museum

Wednesday, July 10
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for an open house to experience the all-new and reimagined Cayton Children’s Museum

For grown-ups only

Light hors d’ourvres and wine, beer and refreshments will be served


Cayton Children’s Museum

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA 90401

Located on the 3rd Floor of Santa Monica Place




Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration Multiple Stages with Live Entertainment and Performances, Family-Friendly Activities Queen Mary’s Mega Fireworks Display Paints the Night Sky at 9 p.m. culminating the Royal Rendezvous with Cunard sistership, the Queen Elizabeth

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 03•19

Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration

Multiple Stages with Live Entertainment and Performances, Family-Friendly Activities,

Vintage Plane Flyover, and More on July 4, 2019

Queen Mary’s Mega Fireworks Display Paints the Night Sky at 9 p.m. culminating the Royal Rendezvous with Cunard sistership, the Queen Elizabeth

LONG BEACH, Calif.. – Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day at the Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The red, white, and blue ship-wide event offers multiple stages of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, carnival games, patriotic-themed food, razzle-dazzle drinks from multiple bars, a vintage aircraft flyover, and culminates with one of SoCal’s top 4th of July fireworks displays above America’s “shining seas.”

Independence Day revelers will voyage throughout the Queen Mary’s many decks and salons for a day of celebrations with live music performances, DJs, dueling pianos, dancing, and more! On the Verandah Deck, DJ Rod Epic will bring the house down with original mixes to get the dance party going, then guests can rock out to rock-interpretations of Crowd Theory as they continue the festivities with a mix of alternative, classic rock and modern pop.

Stroll into the Royal Salon to sing along with the crowd as the Traveling Keys Dueling Pianos light up and dazzle the stage, while the Kids Imagine Nation is sure to impress even the youngest of guests with a high-energy, interactive musical dance party. Attendees can kick-up their boots with DJ Coral and Morgan Leigh Band in the Queen’s Salon for some country fun, or visit the decks and ballrooms to marvel in patriotic strolling performances by both Cirque Berzerk and Love in the Fire, including themed magicians, holiday-inspired baton twirlers, and unicyclists.

Grab the kids for a full day of fun with strolling jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more. The Kid Zone on the Sports Deck will offer inflatables for tons of bouncy fun and the sounds of Dj Mikey O, while down at the wharf, guests can play carnival games and try their hand at the dunk tank.

VIP ticket holders will have access to premium firework viewing and two exclusive areas, the Verandah Grill (VIP Lounge) and Britannia Salon. In the Britannia Salon VIP guests can sing along to classic songs as the American Bombshells perform a modern day twist on an All-American tribute to troops, veterans, families and friends alike. The party never stops for VIPs—guests can then put on their dancing shoes and watch in amazement as the Straytones show off their powerhouse vocals, shredding violin and high-energy acoustic rhythm to everyone’s favorite Motown and Oldies dance hits.

Above the Queen Mary, attendees will be treated to a breathtaking air-show by the flight team of John Collver and Brad Lang, both professional pilots with over 35 years’ experience. Together the two will salute Independence Day and demonstrate the sights and sounds of past generations in the WWll-era Marine Corps T-6 Texans.

Dubbed Southern California’s top 4th of July fireworks display, the 15-minute long mega fireworks show will culminate the festivities at 9 p.m. in sync to patriotic music. This year’s ship-wide celebration promises to be spectacular as the Cunard Line’s namesake Queen Elizabeth will greet the Queen Mary in the harbor for a “Royal Rendezvous” before the fireworks show. This reunion will mark the third time the sister ships have crossed paths since 1967; when the original Queen Elizabeth was still in commission.

The Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration will run from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets start at $29 online for children ($39 day-of) and $49 online per adult ($59 day-of). The VIP-patriot pass is $119 ($129 day-of) for ages 4+ and includes festive party favors and additional access to the VIP Lounge, the Britannia Salon, and premium firework viewing. Hotel and cabana packages are also available. For more information, schedule of activities and to purchase tickets visit

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About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary, an Urban Commons property, features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Sir Winston’s, Chelsea Chowder House, Promenade Café, Observation Bar, as well as, a weekly award-winning Royal Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring their newest exhibition, Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill and the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary features 35,000 square feet of event space in 13 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri- level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 347 staterooms including nine suites. For more information or for reservations, visit or call (800) 437- 2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

About Urban Commons

Urban Commons is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm with a successful track record for developing, repositioning and rebranding assets throughout the United States. The company focuses on impacting under-managed and under-utilized assets by developing innovative and emerging properties to promote optimal economic, social and environmental returns. Since its founding in 2008, Urban Commons has owned and managed over 40 hotels and developed nearly one million square feet of commercial retail space. Website:

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PR & Marketing Coordinator
The ACE Agency
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