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Saturday, August 17th with our stars and special guests for  premiere of incredible new rollicking horror, comedy and LGBTQ rich digital series “Crazy Bitches” Season One & Two Screening at the Laemmle Noho, located at: 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 Screening Guest Check in begins at 10am Screening starts at 10:30am

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 16•19

 Saturday, August 17th with our stars and special guests for  premiere of incredible new rollicking horror, comedy and LGBTQ rich digital series “Crazy Bitches” Season One & Two in North Hollywood for both our screening beginning at 10:30am and the red carpet & party at 12:30pm or just the red carpet (screener links available upon request).

What: Following the wildly successful film launch of the rollicking horror comedy “Crazy Bitches” from acclaimed filmmaker Jane Clark (“Meth Head, “Elena Undone”) under her FilmMcQueen productions, decided that this wickedly good horror comedy was a natural fit for a digital series. Launching Friday, August 16th, 2019, both Season One and Two of the “Crazy Bitches” Digital Series will be simultaneously available for audiences everywhere. Featuring a divinely sexy cast with fan bases across all platform from horror cult queens to iconic LGBTQ trailblazing stars and soap opera legends this is the most binge-worthy, bloody good series of them all…in just a handful of hours time!

Who: Stars for both seasons who will be in attendance at  August 17th for photos and interviews  include: David Fumero (“One Life to Live”), Guinevere Turner (“American Psycho”), John-Paul LaVoisier (“One Life to Live”), Cathy DeBuono (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Candis Cayne (“Dirty Sexy Money”), Sohvi Rodriguez (“Animal Kingdom”), Mandahla Rose (“All About E”), Samantha Colburn (“Best Night Ever”), Mary Jane Wells (“Elena Undone”),  Liz McGeever (“Homeland”),  Andy Gala (“New Girl”), Nayo Wallace (“Speed Racer” and grand daughter of Ruby Dandridge), Victoria Profeta (“Beauty and the Beast”), Karl E. Landler (A Wonderful Family”), Kari Alison Hodge (“I Am Joe”), Lianna Taylor (“His & Hers”), Shaeda Moghaddam (“Meth Head”), Dinah Leffert (“Nowhere Man”), and Jennifer Corday (“And Then Came Lola”). Special guests include: Mark Price (“Family Ties”), Emily Goss (“Snapshots”), Nicole Pacent (“Anyone But Me”) and more!


Screening at the Laemmle Noho, located at:

5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Screening Guest Check in begins at 10am

Screening starts at 10:30am


Party and Red Carpet at Brews Brothers, located at:

5140 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Media carpet check-In begins at 12:15pm

Interviews start at 12:30pm

Party 12:30pm – 2:30pm 

This diabolically good female led production (writer/director producer Jane Clark, Director of photography Cecilia Guerrero  (“Taken 2”), producer Tara Carbajal(“American Grit”), and production designers Eloise Ayala (“Giorgio Bush and the B-:People”) and Amanda Masters) has something for everyone —powerful lesbians, sexy ranch hands, soap stars, country music stars, vloggers, you name it. Private screener link available upon request for embargoed coverage consideration.   We are happy to offer our series creators & stars for interviews. Many thanks for your consideration!

Series Synopsis:

Crazy Bitches” digital series weaves a satirically comic horror tale about strong women whose deep insecurities lead them to bicker with and bully their friends. But the bitches’ bad behavior doesn’t go unnoticed by a killer whose misplaced sense of justice wreaks bloody vengeance on them all.

Season One Synopsis: 

Live Vain Die Ugly. Seven women and one fab gay guy head to Hallowed Spirits Ranch for some R&R. The first night goes well, but old rivalries and misguided love affairs begin to resurface. Then they learn a dark secret – the remote ranch is the site of a murder of teen girls twenty years ago and the killer was never found. When one of the women turns up dead, stabbed with her own stiletto heel, the rest must figure out how to get off the ranch alive.

Season One Stars: Candis Cayne, David Fumero, Guinevere Turner, Samantha Colburn, Cathy DeBuono, Mary Jane Wells,  Liz McGeever, Andy Gala, Mayo Wallace, Victoria Profeta

Season Two Synopsis: 

Wellness is About to Get Sick. After the slaughter at Hallowed Spirits Ranch one or more killers remains on the loose. At nearby Ranch Wellness women gather to reclaim their relationship with mother earth and their own vaginas, but most are more interested in catty comments, cocktails by the pool and the cute staff. A beautiful first day in the sun turns dark when a guest drowns. The police investigate what is assumed is an accident, but soon bodies pile up. Wellness just might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Season Two Stars: Sohvi Rodriguez, Guinevere Turner, Samantha Colburn, Johnny Carrillo, John-Paul LaVoisier, Karl E. Landler, Mandahla Rose, Kari Alison Hodge, Lianna Taylor, Cathy DeBuono, Jessica Graham, Justin Klentner, Drew Ochsner, Jennifer Corday

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When: 10:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Where: Black Rabbit Rose Magic featuring music by Fred Durst, 1719 N Hudson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Join us THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH FOR THE BOLD My Beverly Hills mixer at Beverly Cañon Gardens Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 14•19


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Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for this month’s BOLD My Beverly Hills mixer at Beverly Cañon Gardens during Concerts on Cañon! Listen to the sounds of Joyce Partise Quintet and Brazilian Bossa Nova & Samba as you enjoy some of Sweet Beverly’s signature wraps and salads!

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By Invitation Only – DONELLE DADIGAN & LEE PURCELL  Private & Press Screening of the Documentary THE MAX FACTOR

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 10•19


 Private & Press Screening of the Documentary


Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Q&A and Reception to follow

In addition to classic film clips featuring the stars Factor worked with round off this look behind the scenes, the film includes appearances by Jaclyn Smith and Lee Purcell, who tell us what Max Factor meant to them, as well as Donelle Dadigan (President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum located in the Historic Max Factor Building), who had the building completely restored to the era and the height of Mr Factor’s career.

Factor invented lip gloss, foundation and wand-applicator mascara; he was Hollywood’s most sought-after makeup artist, painting the faces of everyone from Judy Garland to Joan Crawford to Bette Davis; and he was the first one who came up with the idea of celebrity endorsements for beauty lines. Max Factor revolutionized the beauty industry, as we know it. What is not known, were his struggles as a Polish Jew, who found his way to the Russian court, making wigs for the Tsar. However, the threat of anti-semitism forced him to move his family to America by using his make-up skills to escape, long before he would define the magic of Hollywood and film making.

The man who created the faces of Hollywood was born in Poland and became the wigmaker and make-up artist to the Court of Tsar Nicolas II.Because of rampant antisemitism in the early 1900s, he and his family fled to America where relatives were living. An immigration officer inadvertently changed his name to Factor with a c instead of a k. Max Factor moved to Hollywood at the right moment.Theatre make-up did not work very well with projectors and close-ups and the talkies as well the introduction of technicolour created other problems Factor brilliantly solved.

For Cecil B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man in 1913 he lent wigs and mustaches made from real hair which was a novelty. He solved the problem of melting lipstick by testing new products in a kissing machine and changed the looks of many stars by means of a beauty calibrator. In 1935 he had created a make-up empire which allowed him to ask the famous architect S. Charles Lee to build an art-deco office for him which is now the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles. Clara and Julia Kuperberg interviewed film historian Marc Wanemaker who talks about the achievements of Max Factor, while Donelle Dadigan shows us around the Museum, and the actresses

The Max Factor documentary was written, directed and produced by Parisian sisters Clara Kuperberg and Julia Kuperberg who are multiple award-winning documentary filmmakers, twice selected at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation houses over 10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures spotlighting more than 100 years of Hollywood history in the historic Max Factor Building. As the Official Museum of Hollywood, it offers visitors the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world featuring the glamour of Hollywood legends and stars – past, present and in the making. The museum offers one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections, personal artifacts, posters, and memorabilia from favorite stars, films and TV shows.



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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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