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Marginalized: Black Media & Marketing In Hollywood Industry Panel to Explore Disparities in Entertainment Media

Top Row l-r: James Ward, Jasmine Simpkins, Lisa Collins, Lee Bailey. Bottom Row l-r: Tanya Hart, K.W. Tulloss, Karamo Brown

Los Angeles, CA ? While movements like #OscarsSoWhite and #TimesUp have shed light on Hollywood’s issues with race and gender, no one is talking about its issue with the media … black media specifically.

For years Black media has been marginalized and/ or taken for granted by studios, publicists and even talent. Be it being placed on the end of red carpets, not being invited to cover film and TV press days, or simply being told no because their audience is predominately African American. Over the years, it has become a rampant problem.

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center, will host six veteran media professionals?including Netflix ?Queer Eye? star Karamo Brown, Hip Hollywood senior producer Jasmine Simpkins, syndicated air personality Tanya Hart, Electronic Urban Report (EURweb) founder Lee Bailey, L.A. Focus Newspaper publisher Lisa Collins and James Ward, Manager of Communications for the Oprah Winfrey Network?in a panel addressing the challenging issue as part of its Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase. The panel will take place at Raleigh Studios on Saturday from 1-2:30pm. Continue reading

Unique Workshop Teaches ‘Catfish’ Marketing, Moonlight Networks, Death Row Publicity Methods and More! (Curious Much?)

*Have you ever wondered if there’s some memo you missed, or some “secret” you were not in on, when it comes to people recognizing your hard work, your business, heck…YOU!
Well no matter what your calling is, on Thursday, April 12, you might want to put this unique breakfast workshop on your schedule.
…and it only costs $25 (food included)!
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’ Monthly Workshop Breakfast Series presents Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino; CEO of the Award Winning Consulting Group, Coppertino and Associates, to show you exactly what you need to know — and do — to UP YOUR GAME.
Dr. Coppertino, the former General Manager for Cendent, parent company  of Jackson Hewitt Financial and Tax Services, has trained 300 employees to become tax agents; under a 20 million dollar budget. She has opened over 40 offices throughout Southern California for business owners of the Jackson Hewitt franchise.
Get off line and get in line to hear new ways of succeeding and branding your business as a number one player!

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Nevertheless, She Persisted! BBA Honors Black Women at Upcoming Expo and Awards Luncheon

(Los Angeles, CA) ? The Black Business Association (BBA), headquartered in Southern California and the oldest active ethnic business organization in the State of California, will host its annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference/Expo and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at The L.A. Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles at 333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, California.

The  National Women?s History Month?s 2018 theme is ?Nevertheless She Persisted?. The BBA will embrace the national theme while acknowledging the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced, and continue to face, throughout American history. Women have always worked and contributed, but often their work has been undervalued and under-compensated, too often. The BBA will celebrate women who have fought and continue to fight discrimination at all levels and in all forms. Continue reading

Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors in association with Emerson College presents Sexual Harassment?Know Where The Line Is!

(Top l-r) Dr. Gail Wyatt, clinical psychologist, sex therapist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, Vin Di Bona, CEO, Vin Di Bona Productions & Chairman of FishBowl Worldwide Media, Margaret Rosenthal, co-chair of law firm Baker Hostetler?s Employment Class Action Team and coordinator for the Los Angeles Employment and Labor Group and Tanya Hart, Co-Chair of The Caucus and President of Tanya Hart Communications Inc.

*Beverly Hills, CA ? The Caucus Co-chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart, along with Event Chair Chuck Fries, and Panel Chair Dennis Doty, of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors in association with Emerson College proudly announces Sexual Harassment?Know Where The Line is!

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors is proud to address the prevention of sexual harassment in our industry with this problem-solving panel featuring three expert panelists ? Emmy Award-winning producer Vin Di Bona, CEO, an industry leader and employer; Attorney Margaret Rosenthal, a legal expert in the field of class action lawsuits, including sexual harassment; and Dr. Gail Wyatt, a renowned clinical psychologist and sex therapist. They will help define where the harassment line is and when it?s been crossed. Join us for what will be a powerful and transformative event.

Tanya Hart, will be Moderator for panel. Multiple Emmy winner Tanya Hart is Co-Chair of The Caucus and President of Tanya Hart Communications Inc. A veteran host, producer, and commentator with a wide range of broadcasting experience, she currently is the Host of ?Hollywood Live with Tanya Hart,? on American Urban Radio Networks? 300 stations. Hart, recently moderated a salon of panels for Microsoft and the Brookings Institute?s Digitalization: A Road to Economic Inclusion. Continue reading

Online Contest: Students’ School Spirit Might Bring ‘Life of the Party’ to Their City (Watch)

*Students who participate in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s LIFE OF THE PARTY Premiere Promotion can help bring the party-and the movie premiere-to their city simply by showing they have more school spirit than their peers at other colleges across the country.
Starting today, the Premiere Promotion will launch online at www.LifeofthePartyPremiere.com and via all WB social arenas. Just by posting a photo on a social media account depicting their school spirit and uploading it to the site, students will be eligible to make their school’s town the site of the LIFE OF THE PARTY World Premiere.  Participants will also need to follow either the official “Life of the Party” Twitter or Instagram accounts (see links below) during the entirety of the Promotion to remain apprised of Promotion developments.

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Los Angeles Unified Concert Will Benefit Arts Education Programs

*Los Angeles, CA – On April 12, 2018, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LA Unified) will host a Benefit Concert at The Music Center?s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles. The Benefit Concert, presented in association with The Music Center, will feature A-List Performers who are committed to giving back to the next generation of artists. LA Unified student artists from selected schools will perform alongside celebrity guests.

In addition, notable LA Unified alumni will join the festivities as hosts to advocate for arts education. The full roster of performers and hosts for the Benefit Concert will be announced when tickets go on sale mid-February.

Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant, artistic and creative centers in the world. LA Unified?s Arts Education Branch (AEB) is committed to ensure that every school in the district provides arts classes, arts instruction, and arts experiences for every student in the district. 

“The LA Unified Arts Education Branch is seeking to utilize all of the arts ecosystem through its far- reaching programming,? said Senior Executive Director of the Arts, Rory Pullens. Continue reading

‘Black Panther’ Fans Get FREE Popcorn or Candy at El Capitan in LA Opening Weekend!

Hollywood, California ? Tickets officially now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office for the presentation of Marvel Studios? Black Panther February 15 to 25, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos? Audio Technology.
During opening weekend ? Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18 — the public is offered a complimentary concession offer ? Reserved ticket holders receive popcorn by showing the flyer (mobile device or printed); VIP ticket holders receive a complementary candy by showing the flyer.  (Note: there is a limit of one complimentary item per ticket holder).
Be the first to see the movie — on Thursday, February 15. The El Capitan Theatre will host a Special Opening Night Fan Event for Marvel Studios? Black Panther at 6:00 PM.  Admission is $35 per person, which includes: reserved seating, popcorn in a souvenir bucket, 20 oz. bottled drink and a souvenir poster. That evening will include prizes and more surprises!

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Pasadena Playhouse Announces ‘[email protected]’ Initiative (Free Tickets for Local Students & Nonprofits)

*It takes a village and Pasadena Playhouse — the official State of California Theatre — has stepped up to announce a new free ticket initiative called [email protected] The initiative will give access to thousands of area students, nonprofit organizations and social support entities to enjoy live theatrical performances at the Playhouse.   The initiative, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, will invite those who may never have the opportunity to experience the transformative nature of theatre, to attend.

These groups will be offered the Playhouse?s season programming, and attend on general performance dates.
Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman said, ?Our mission at the Playhouse is to use theater to enrich the lives of our community yet many among us, including students, are often priced out of this experience. [email protected] increases access to professional theater for all audiences by providing thousands of free tickets to those who might otherwise not be able to attend. ?

David DiCristofaro, executive vice president of Wells Fargo and a member of the Pasadena Playhouse Board of Directors said, ?There?s something powerful and magical about the theater, as it is a place where one can be transformed and taken to another world and share that experience with other theater attendees. We understand that many members of the community for different reasons cannot obtain the experience of live theater, and it is why we fund the arts to support programs and outreach to low-income, diverse communities and to share with them this amazing opportunity. Together, we at Wells Fargo with the Pasadena Playhouse, hope to remove these barriers and do our part to make theatre accessible to everyone.? 
In addition to attending performances, participants will have access to post-show discussions and student workshops for select productions. Both will create a forum for analysis and greater engagement with play themes, topics, character development, and plot ? encouraging empathy and understanding. 
This program can achieve a number of objectives from fostering greater awareness and appreciation for theater, to enhancing quality of life and strengthening community connections.  And finally, the Pasadena Playhouse and Wells Fargo Bank can cultivate a larger community by creating meaningful relationships with participating groups.
Current partnership schools include Pasadena Unified School District schools (Blair Middle and High Schools, Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena High School); Aspire Ollin University (secondary school), Aveson Charter School, California School for the Deaf, New Girls Academy, Northview Intermediate School, and Rosamond High School.
Youth services organization partners include Asian Pacific Family Center, Glendale Youth Alliance, North Hollywood Jeopardy Program (LAPD), Teen Court Project for Justice, and T.Y.M.E. Foundation.
Others include Day One, L.A. CADA, Lake Avenue Foundation, Los Angeles Red Cross Americorps, and Unusual Suspects Theatre Program.
For more information about [email protected], or to apply to become a program partner, visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/communityatplay