RELAY FOR LIFE – GRIFFITH PARK, SATURDAY, JUNE 28th

This emotionally powerful ceremony inspires Relay participants to take action. The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us can make in the fight against cancer. The action taken represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.
Event Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Event Time: 9:00am
Event Location:
The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Relay For Life of Griffith Park Communities

Relay for Life Banner
Relay for Life Banner

By Judy Shields Slone
What Is Relay For Life?
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.
Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
Teams of people camp out around a track
Members of each team take turns walking around the track
Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
Family-friendly environment for the entire community
Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

Relay for Life Luminaire
Relay for Life Luminaire

Survivors Lap
During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track. Relay For Life events also recognize and celebrate caregivers, who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer.
Luminaria Ceremony
The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark, so we can remember people we have lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside of personalized bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to those who’ve been affected by cancer
Fight Back Ceremony
This emotionally powerful ceremony inspires Relay participants to take action. The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us can make in the fight against cancer. The action taken represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.
Event Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Event Time: 9:00am
Event Location:
The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Go Country 105.1 will also be on hand this year from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. So come on out and show your support for this worthy cause.
Contact Us:
Lynne Asmussen-Olson, Dan McCarthy Co-Event Chairs or Yvonne Leal ACS, at lynne_l@sbcglobal.net, danmccarthy7@gmail.com, yvonne.leal@cancer.org

For more information about Relay for Life, click on the following link:
http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?sid=128433&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=56936

History of Relay For Life
In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight against cancer by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.
In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends donated $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt’s friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course.
While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.
In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.
The vision turned into over 5,200 Relay For Life events across the United States today and nearly $5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer. In addition, the American Cancer Society licenses twenty non-governmental cancer organizations in other countries to hold Relay For Life events to battle cancer across the globe.
For 28 years, Relay For Life has provided inspiration and hope for millions of cancer survivors and caregivers.

Bound By Flesh Opens Today!

Bound By Flesh opens today! Arena Cinema in Hollywood, located at 1625 N. Las Palmas, Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

Viewing this film will open your eyes  and heart.

Bound By Flesh  Poster
Bound By Flesh Poster

 

By Cynthia Griffing

Hollywood,CA. (The Hollywood Times) 6/27/2014.  Bringing this true story of Daisy and Violet  Hilton born  conjoined at the hip, Leslie Zimeckis, as writer, director, and producer along with her husband Robert Zemeckis as executive producer.

Bound By Flesh  Photo
Bound By Flesh Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The documentary of the exploitation of the girls and how they were paraded around and mistreated will bring compassion to the forefront of your life.  There is use of actual footage, with voice overs by Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen, Tim Stack, and Blake Boyd.

Arena Cinema in Hollywood located at 1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028 is where you can find the film in the Los Angeles area and in New York, The IFC Center. 

 

Arena Cinema in Hollywood and the IFC Center in New York City

Next TV Summit & Expo

By Cherie Fox

Santa Monica, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/24/14 – The Next TV Summit & Expo Los Angeles was held at the Lowes Hotel Santa Monica, Louis Hillelson of B&C/Multichannel News opened the summit; Key Notes moderated by Mary Ann Halford of Media & Entertainment FTI Consulting held panels on Next TV Digital Innovation, and Q&A led by Melissa Grego editor CEO of Broadcasting & Cable with Mike Judge, Producer and Creator of “Silicon Valley” currently on HBO. “TV is Alive ” was the theme.

By Cherie Fox
Santa Monica, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/24/14 - The Next TV Summit & Expo Los Angeles was held at the Lowes Hotel Santa Monica,  Louis Hillelson of B&C/Multichannel News opened the summit; Key Notes moderated by Mary Ann Halford of Media & Entertainment FTI Consulting held panels on Next TV Digital Innovation, and Q&A led by Melissa Grego editor CEO of Broadcasting & Cable with Mike Judge, Producer and Creator of “Silicon Valley” currently on HBO.  “TV is Alive ” was the theme.
Next TV Women Digital Leadership Awards were presented to Lydia Antonini SVP Creative Xbox Entertainment Studios, Marion Edwards President of International Television 20th Century Fox TV Distribution, with over 20 years in the business and over 53 shows in distribution(known amongst distributors as the Auntie of Buffy) also honored Roma Khanna President TV Group Digital MGM studios, with shows like Fargo and Vikings. 
 
Roma Khanna President Television Group & Digital MGM Studios remarked about how TV is now a space for film actors like Billy Bob Thorton to have more control of the character like in , "Fargo " adapted for modern TV.  "Bring in film talent" for new TV model; they (studio distributors) have ability to make one offs or mini series; they want exceptional creative ideas .  A story longer than 2 hours, she also said social networking a challenge to generated revenue on free television; although good for developing platforms.
Panels on Disruptive Media and the global

Daniel Holloway Q & A with Roma Khanna president TV group & digital MGM studios (The Hollywood Times)
Daniel Holloway Q & A with Roma Khanna president TV group & digital MGM studios (The Hollywood Times)

panelTV Content Business, panelists Gary Marenzi of Marenzi & Associates talked about the independent TV ; and the big push for original programmingand a signature show ; he works international film distribution as an independent he produces a few independent shows that are not attached to studio ; He remarked many independents just want to finance project their not in biz to move a lot of content ; he remarked there is room for buyers to do business.Marion Edwards President of international television 20th century fox TV distribution, talked about how theinternational market used to be fairly open to US programming, also now (USA) will produce 366 series; in the past UK used to be 4 channels now several ; some of channels will ebb flow ; if you multiply by 70 territories ; one is able to fully to monetize outside.  Fox will distribute 53 international series , some will find homes in basic cable or afternoon; some will
pay %5 in large markets.

Marion said their still is infancy in medium size territories more investment and on demand channels are growing in those emerging markets ; Marion also mentioned ” linear ” rights but most want all the rights, Free TV and SVOD are also growing.

MICHAEL BIEHN AND JENNIFER BLANC BIEHN
BEGIN CASTING FOR LATEST BBP THRILLER FEMBOT

 
BBP Fans Can Compete To Win Walk-On Role in FEMBOT
 
LOS ANGELES, CA. June 26th, 2014… Blanc/Biehn Productions (BBP) begin casting for sci-fi thriller FEMBOT, written by FETISH FACTORY’s Staci Layne Wilson and directed by Vance Crofoot
One of the biggest casting decisions made by BBP was to purposely develop one of the starring roles to play opposite Michael Biehn in FEMBOT. Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc Biehn were recently recognized by the Vienna Film Ball committee for their achievements on the BBP feature THE VICTIM, and awarded the prestigious 2014 Vienna Film Ball Award for the picture. During their visit, the couple met European actress and Penthouse Pet Nikita Black, the inspiration for the leading role in FEMBOT.
“During my Penthouse Germany shoot in Vienna, I met the beautiful and talented Nikita Black,” said Jennifer Blanc Biehn. “After extensive discussions about casting, we realized that Nikita would be the perfect actress for t one of the lead roles in FEMBOT and developed the character ‘Nikita’ for Nikita Black!”
Jennifer Blanc Biehn will play ‘Bridget’ and the film will also now showcase in a supporting lead role dancer Tristan Risk.  Who starred in Soska sisters American Mary and recently starred in 2 Blanc Biehn Films and also is showcased in back to back penthouse germany cover to Jennifer Blanc Biehns May 2014 cover .
FEMBOT is based on a not-too-distant future where citizens can opt out for a female robot companion designed exclusively for the buyer. Thanks to the scientific advances, Fembots are lifelike, responsive, warm, and a dream come true. Wealthy entrepreneur Zayden Beckett (Michael Biehn) can’t wait to invest, but things go terribly wrong.
Blanc/Biehn Productions will host an audition competition and select one lucky film fan for a small  in the upcoming BBP thriller FEMBOT. Please visit www.thebbbasement.com to register for this opportunity. For more info, check outwww.thebbbasement.com.
BBP recently wrapped filming FETISH FACTORY, a thrilling and sensual horror suspense film, with a heaping helping of vintage burlesque bawdiness.
Stay tuned for the North American release of TREACHERY this fall. In TREACHERY, an already strained father-son relationship is put to the test when the past comes to haunt the father. A momentary indiscretion turns in to a nightmare for the family that finds out those deep roots hold deeper secrets.
To learn more and follow BBP, go to www.thebbbasement.com or check out press and reviews as well atwww.blancbiehnproductions.com.
For interviews and site visits, please contact Grace at grace@bsgpr.com.
For more information via Facebook and twitter: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn on Facebook and @jenniferblancb on twitter.  Other twitter accounts: @MichaelBiehn, @canyoncar, @BlancBiehnFilms, @HITWRemake, @scaremestiff, and  @bsgpr.
ABOUT JENNIFER BLANC-BIEHN:
 
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn was born and raised in New York City, attended the Professional Children’s School and has been acting consistently since she was a little girl. At the tender age of 13, Jennifer was on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs working alongside Jonathan Silverman, Fisher Stevens, and Robert Sean Leonard. She’s worked on Broadway and appeared in dozens of television shows and movies over the past thirty years such as Dark AngelParty of FiveIt’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaCSI and so much more. Jennifer recently founded her own company, Blanc/Biehn Productions, with her husband actor Michael Biehn. They currently have ten films in the pipeline for 2013-2014, and she hosts a new talk show Scared Stiff on the stream.tv. For more information about Jennifer, please visit www.JenniferBlancBeihn.com.
ABOUT BLANC/BIEHN PRODUCTIONS:
 
Blanc Biehn Productions is the partnership of famed actors Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The pair decided to put their passion for acting and filmmaking together, creating their own production company. The duo produced and starred in Biehn’s directorial debut, THE VICTIM, a grindhouse film which co-stars scream queen, Danielle Harris.  The company recently finished post-production on TREACHERY and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut THE NIGHT VISITOR. They are currently in post-production on HIDDEN IN THE WOODS REMAKE and THE GIRL, starring Biehn and Tia Carrere. Other films in development include ALTERED PERCEPTIONSHE RISES, starring Angus MacFadyen, THE NIGHT VISITOR 2GET BACK JOE, and PYSCHOPHONIA with 2013 Nicholls Fellowship winner Barbara Stepanski, to be directed by award winning filmmaker Paticia Chica. FEMBOT and many more. Look out for more releases on their slate as well as festival screenings in the near future and also look out for a new list of fabulous and added directors to their roster. For more information on upcoming BBP features, please go towww.TheBBBasement.com and sign up for news and updates. Many projects in post with partner exec Lony Ruhman so stayed tuned for info pn festivals, sales , acquisitions and releases to come.
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Diane Sawyer is stepping down from being lead anchor role at ABC News.

Diane Sawyer is leaving her lead anchor role at ABC News.  George Stephanopoulos has been named Chief Anchor of ABC News, covering major special events and breaking news; starting September 2, David Muir will step in as anchor and managing editor of the evening newscast. Sawyer remains at the net to “devote her boundless energy full-time to a team which will create and commission original reporting, big ideas and interviews for all platforms,” said ABC News president James Goldston. Tweeted Sawyer, “We have an exciting new adventure ahead.” Continue reading “Diane Sawyer is stepping down from being lead anchor role at ABC News.”

“100 YEARS OF HAL ROACH STUDIOS:  LAUREL & HARDY, ‘OUR GANG’ AND HAROLD LLOYD”  SHOWCASED AT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM

 



LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2014 – The Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd” in honor of the Hollywood icon’s centennial, opening to the public from July 5 to August 31. The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s.Sons of the Desert, the official International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2 to July 6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.

“We are so pleased to honor the 100th anniversary of the Hal Roach Studios with this special exhibit,” states Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of the Museum. “Everyone remembers the celebrated comedy team Laurel & Hardy who made famous the phrase ‘Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into,’ the legendary appeal of ‘Our Gang’ and their famous dog Pete the Pup, and actor Harold Lloyd, one of the most famous and influential comedians of the great silent film era.”

Hal Roach’s life itself was as colorful as anything ever portrayed on film. In addition to Laurel & Hardy, Hal Roach Studios brought to fame such actors as Harold Lloyd, the‘Our Gang’ kids (later known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals), bombshell actress Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts and Charley Chase. Other performers who graduated from Roach comedies on their path to stardom were such actors as Jean Harlow, Janet Gaynor, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray, Paulette Goddard and Boris Karloff.

Roach’s 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was possibly his greatest masterpiece, while One Million B.C. was notable for his collaboration with D.W. Griffith. Roach’s foray into the genre of screwball comedies created such diverting features as Turnabout and Merrily We Live, while his fast and lively swashbucklers included Captain Fury and Captain Caution. John Wayne, Buster Keaton and John Ford were among the many big name stars and directors who worked on Roach’s television shows.

Objects pertaining to Hal Roach include his honorary 1984 Oscar® and a Hal Roach Studios camera, while Harold Lloyd items include his makeup case and glasses and rare film posters and photos.

Also featured in the exhibit are Laurel & Hardy costumes including suits worn in the 1945 film The Bull Fighters, coats worn in Jitterbugs (1943), the iconic Fez’s worn inSons of the Desert (1933), Stan Laurel’s personal favorite Fedora, as well as props from Sons of the Desert and a flask from The Fighting Kentuckian (1949). A plaque from Lake Laurel & Hardy Fishing Lakes (in Marietta, S.C.) includes its mysterious history offered by the City of Los Angeles archives. Additional Laurel & Hardy ephemeras consist of film posters, rare photographs, scripts, sheet music, scrapbooks, personal photos and letters and Al Hirschfield-designed window cards.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were solo performers who were cast separately in silent films, but within a year after they were fortuitously paired together at the Hal Roach Studios in 1926, they were being touted as the best new comedy team. After working together on silent films and transitioning to “talkies,” their success spread around the world, and they began making feature films, winning an Oscar® for their film short The Music Box (1932).

Sons of the Desert Society is named after the 1933 feature film,” said the organization’s president, Bob Satterfield, and “is devoted to keeping the lives and works of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before the public, with the strong desire to perpetuate their spirit and genius.” Each local chapter of the society is called a “tent” and is named after a Laurel & Hardy film, with “tents” located all over the United States and many foreign countries.

“One will get chills seeing the many treasures of this exhibit in person,” comments Satterfield. “Observing the Academy Award® presented to Hal Roach for his lifetime of achievement, the recently uncovered Lake Laurel & Hardy Plaque from the Hal Roach Studios and Harold Lloyd’s personal belongings is a dream come true for fans of this era!”

Contributors to this exhibit include Dan Bacher, Richard Bann, Maria Carpenter, William Cassara, Amy Condit, Brad Farrell, Rick Greene, Richard Johnson, Chuck McCann, Mike and Carol Nemeth, Dave and Diane Reidy, Tyler St. Mark, Bob Satterfield, Cliff Sawyer and Randy Skretvedt.

For photos from The Hollywood Museum’s “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios” exhibit:Click Here

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM IN THE HISTORIC MAX FACTOR BUILDING: The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building houses over 10,000 real showbiz treasures and the most extensive collection of Hollywood costumes, star cars, props, posters, photographs and memorabilia in the world with over 100 years of Hollywood history. From Marilyn Monroe’s costumes, the official Walk of Fame Exhibit to Hannibal Lecter’s jail cell movie set from The Silence of the Lambs, The Hollywood Museum is also home to Max Factor’s world-famous makeup rooms where Marilyn Monroe received her famous blonde locks and Lucille Ball first donned her famous red hair. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd), Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 464-7776
Website: www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheHollywoodMuseum
Twitter: @HollywoodMuseum
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THE ACADEMY STEPS BEHIND THE SCORE WITH COMPOSERS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
 

June 27, 2014

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
AND JOHN WILLIAMS

LOS ANGELES, CA – Composers Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Santaolalla and John Williams will gather at the Academy for “Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer,” on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  In a conversation hosted by Tavis Smiley, the illustrious trio will discuss significant musical moments in film that have inspired their work as they examine the art and process of creating a film score as well as the director-composer collaboration.

Dudamel, now entering his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made his first foray into composing for motion pictures with “THE LIBERATOR (Libertador),” a biopic about Simón Bolívar that screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this month.  The score for this film, as well as a CD on Deutsche Grammophon, was recorded with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, of which Dudamel is music director.  Dudamel also appears as a guest conductor with many of the world’s greatest musical institutions.

A renowned singer, guitarist, music producer and composer, Santaolalla earned consecutive Oscars® for Original Score for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Babel.”  His other feature credits include “Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “The Motorcycle Diaries,” “North Country,” “Biutiful” and “On the Road.”  Long before he won the first of his 16 Grammy® Awards, Santaolalla was a creative force in the Argentine rock nacional movement in the early 1970s.

Williams, whose career spans six decades, has written scores for more than 100 films, including “Lincoln,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” the first three “Harry Potter” films,  the “Indiana Jones” films, and “The Book Thief,” and has won Academy Awards® for five films: “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Schindler’s List.”  With 49 Oscar® nominations, he holds the nominations record for any living person.

Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and the weekly radio broadcast “The Tavis Smiley Show” from Public Radio International.  He also has authored or co-authored 16 books, including his forthcoming Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year to be published this September.

Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer is supported by The New York Times, a founding supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, scheduled to open in Los Angeles in 2017.

Tickets for Behind the Score are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org.  The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners­—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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“Drop Dead” One of the Shows that Bids Farewell to the Former Home of Theater68!

The truth is this play within a play, will leave you feeling quiet good! Wetting your appetite for more, yes more live theater.

By Cynthia Griffing

NOHO, CA. (The Hollywood Times), 6/20/2014.

Rest a sure the laughter will just keep coming and coming, and coming again.  Just like the “Snow” in this wonderfully performed play.  Oh,  STOP!, thinking TheHollywoodTimes.net is just blowing smoke, now.  The truth is this play within a play, will leave you feeling quiet good!  Wetting your appetite for more, yes more live theater.

The Production team from Drop Dead
The Production team from Drop Dead

Some of the cast you have already since in other plays, and films, some are new,  but boy, the chemistry they create to keep you entertained will knock your socks off, and maybe even a little more.  The play will be in its last weekend of performance this weekend. Shows are in the evenings Thursday, Friday & Saturday,  at 8PM with a matinee on Sunday afternoon at 3PM.  Located in the Heart of NOHO, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. Continue reading ““Drop Dead” One of the Shows that Bids Farewell to the Former Home of Theater68!”

“SOME THINGS DID HAPPEN. SOME SEXUAL ACTS DID TAKE PLACE.”

 –Actress and author Jenny Mollen on inviting a prostitute into her bedroom with husband Jason Biggs  

 AUTHOR OF ‘I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY I AM’ JENNY MOLLEN DISHES ON HER SCANDELOUS ANNIVERSARY PRESENT FOR HER HUSBAND ON PIVOT’S ‘TAKEPART LIVE’ (10PM ET/PT) Continue reading ““SOME THINGS DID HAPPEN. SOME SEXUAL ACTS DID TAKE PLACE.””

CALL FOR INTERACTIVE AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION TV SHOW PITCHES

AT THE

THE 9th SOCIAL TV SUMMIT

YOU HAVE SEEN

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SEND US YOUR ONE SHEET CONCEPT AND

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HERE’S HOW IT WILL WORK:

Three senior representatives from well known Production Companies will hear three 20 minute pitches from showrunners, producers and creative types, that have developed ideas for reality, quiz shows and games shows (or other show idea), that are specifically designed to REQUIRE real-time viewer interaction, participation and play along.

The three senior Production representatives, with the Social TV Summit’s audience’s assistance, will vie to “own” the shows being pitched, Shark Tank style.

The Social TV Summit audience will vote on
Best of Show pitch as well.

Have a Show Idea that You Are Willing to Pitch

In Front of Our Summit Audience, email

andy@socialtvsummit.com.

Please use the Subject Line “Pitch”

A Social TV Summit committee will choose the three ideas to be pitched.  All entrants are required to seek legal advice and are totally responsible to protect the ownership of their idea.
By sending in your idea, you agree to hold harmless, Social Summits, LLC. and all participating production companies from the potential theft of your idea. In addition, if chosen to pitch, you will be required to execute a more definitive document to hold all harmless for any potential theft of your idea.

REGISTER NOW FOR
THE SOCIAL TV SUMMIT LOS ANGELES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 AT BEL-AIR COUNTRY CLUB

Go to: https://www.socialtvsummit.com/social-tv-summit-registration/
And use referral code SOCIAL 

Registration is $495

Our 9th Social TV Summit Will Focus on Producing Content With Social TV And Second Screen Executions in Mind.

DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND NETWORK WITH THE TOP PRODUCERS OF CONTENT, TV NETWORKS, and SOCIAL TV EXECUTIVES.

The Social TV Summit and Awards
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, CA.

Registration Fee Includes: ,Lunch, Two Coffee Breaks, Networking and Cocktail Party, and attendance to THE 3rd Annual SOCIAL TV AWARDS CEREMONY.
You also receive:
LIST OF CONTACTS AND CONNECTIONS FOR ALL ATTENDEES WITH NAME, TITLE, COMPANY, EMAIL, PHONE, AND SOCIAL GRAPH ADDRESSES….And EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING WITH SENIOR EXECUTIVES.

Go to: https://www.socialtvsummit.com/social-tv-summit-registration/
And use referral code SOCIAL 

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Announces New Walk Of Fame Honorees for 2015 on www.walkoffame.com

A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 16, 2014 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Continue reading “Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Announces New Walk Of Fame Honorees for 2015 on www.walkoffame.com”

Linda Perry: American Idol contestants “not special enough”

Linda Perry Gets Real About
‘American Idol’

Legendary singer-songwriter Linda Perry joins Larry King on “Larry King Now” tomorrow, June 26th at 5 pm ET to discuss her Grammy awards and nominations, her process when it comes to songwriting, to set the record straight on her feud with Pink, and what its like writing hit songs for many artists like Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, and Faith Hill.

Here’s an advanced preview of the interview: in this short clip, Linda Perry explains her frustration with American Idol — that the show is fixed and fake and does not “find” true talent.

“My process of songwriting comes from a very real place, a place that when you watch American Idol – God bless it – it’s probably an awesome experience that these people are having – but its not a real one,” said Linda Perry.

“Those kids that are on that show would never, would NEVER be found out by a label. A label would never go ‘I want that kid’ – you know – they’re not special enough…they’re singing cover songs, they’re not real musicians. They’re more being put out on the show because this person seems a little f*cked up so they’re gonna be good for tv, that person we know we’re gonna dump them in the second episode, and you know it’s already planned out to who the winner is.”

Her opinion on corporate sponsors also fits into her judgement of American Idol and other singing competition shows: “Is it really about music or is it about selling coca-cola? Is it about the judges and their million dollar paychecks? What are these f*cking shows actually about? Because what its not about – is about music.”

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The full episode airs online at www.ora.tv/larrykingnow andwww.hulu.com/larry-king-now on Thursday, June 26th.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL EMBARKS ON A NATIONWIDE SEARCH

FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXPLORERS WITH
EXPEDITION GRANTED 
 
Winner Will Be Chosen by the Public and Receive $50,000 to Fund Their Dream Expedition;
Contest Now Open at ExpeditionGranted.com
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 24, 2014) Move over, Indiana Jones. It’s a new day in exploration. National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced Expedition Granted, a socially fueled competition to find the next generation of explorers and to grant one person’s dream expedition for $50,000. The nationwide competition was developed in partnership with National Geographic Society, 21st Century FOX and sponsors the Jeep brand and Dos Equis.
Expedition Granted aims to democratize the very notion of exploration and show that in the 21st century, explorers can come from all backgrounds and disciplines ranging from art and music to food, science and technology. The only requirement is that one has unbridled curiosity and is willing — with a little financial help — to take the steps to make their dream project happen.
“We want to help redefine the concept of exploration — anyone with a big idea and passion to make it come to life can be an explorer,” said NGC CEO Courteney Monroe. “This opportunity is for all of those pushing boundaries and forging new paths — a musician who is changing how music is composed using only a smartphone, an engineer developing robotics to aid people with impaired mobility, or a chef who is pushing the boundaries of food preparation — there is no limit to what we want to see.”
Brain Games host Jason Silva (@JasonSilva), National Geographic Channel’s voice of redefining exploration and curiosity through his hit series, will be introducing the contest to fans and working with National Geographic and their team to determine the finalists.
To enter, contestants must submit a video up to two minutes in length and a Tweetable elevator pitch atExpeditionGranted.com outlining what their passion project is and why they deserve to have it granted. Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2014 (entrants must be 21 years or older). Once an entry is submitted, it will be displayed on the main site where fans can show support for the project they’d most like to see granted by liking and sharing on social media.
When the submission period closes, National Geographic Channel, together with its partners and advisors, will choose up to 10 finalists to be voted on by the public. Finalists will be selected based on their project’s originality, ability to make an impact on the local and/or global community and viability. A winner will be announced later this fall and, in addition to the $50,000 prize, will be highlighted on-air on NGC.
Contestants will be inspired and encouraged along the way by a council of notable experts across a wide range of specialties: art, food, social sciences, technology, filmmaking, journalism, engineering, the environment and more. The advisors include:

  • Casey Neistat, online filmmaker; writer, director, editor and star of the series “The Neistat Brothers” on HBO; winner of the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards for producing the film “Daddy Long Legs.” @CaseyNeistat
  • Wylie Dufresne, celebrated chef; winner of “Best Chef New York” 2013; proponent of modernist cuisine to incorporate science and new techniques in the preparation and presentation of food. @wyliedufresne
  • Bertrand Piccard, psychiatrist, aeronaut and lecturer; chairman of the Winds of Hope charitable foundation; United Nations goodwill ambassador; made the first ever nonstop around-the-world balloon flight. @bertrandpiccard
  • Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D., author and science evangelist; passionate about getting the general public excited about science. @ainissaramirez
  • Kenzo Digital, director and artist; dedicated to synthesizing new narrative forms by unifying traditional storytelling with groundbreaking technology; best known for his work with Beyonce. @kenzodigital
  • Thomas Dolby, musician and producer; best known for “She Blinded Me with Science” and “Hyperactive!”; his keyboard and studio production work garnered numerous awards and five Grammy nominations. @ThomasDolby
  • Thayer Walker, journalist and explorer; partner in Summit, an organization addressing global issues; led efforts to establish a marine protected area in the Bahamas. @thayerwalker
  • Marina Gorbis, futurist and social scientist; executive director to the Institute for the Future; explores how technology and globalism are fundamentally transforming our social structures. @iftf
  • Raghava KK, multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur; National Geographic Emerging Explorer and multiple-time TED speaker; named by CNN as one of the 10 most remarkable people in 2010. @raghavakk
  • Gregg Treinish, avid outdoorsman; founder of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation; National Geographic Emerging Explorer; named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2008. @AdventurScience
For more information, visit ExpeditionGranted.com and follow us on social media at #expeditiongranted.
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About National Geographic Channel
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.
About 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.5 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, MundoFox, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 channels that comprise Fox International Channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group. The Company also provides premium content to millions of subscribers through its pay-television services in Europe and Asia, including Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and its equity interests in BSkyB and Tata Sky. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.
About National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the member-supported Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Through its online community, members can get closer to explorers and photographers, connect with other members around the world and help make a difference. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, books, DVDs, radio, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, travel expeditions, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 39 local-language editions, is read by more than 60 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 440 million households in 171 countries in 48 languages. National Geographic’s digital media receive around 27 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America — and all are available in right-hand-drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
About HEINEKEN USA
HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world’s most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken, the world’s most international beer brand, Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, Desperados, Amstel Light, and Newcastle Brown Ale. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis Franchise, Tecate Franchise, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For the latest information on our company and brands, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.

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YAHOO SCREEN AND CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO STATIONS BRING FANS THE PEPSI PRESENTS

“IHEARTRADIO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH ED SHEERAN” HOSTED BY MARIO LOPEZ

 WHAT:                       Clear Channel will host the “Pepsi Presents iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran” from the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles.  The event will bring Pepsi and Ed Sheeran fans a first listen of the global superstar’s new album, “x,” (pronounced ‘multiply’) set to be released the same day – Monday June 23. As part of Pepsi’s culture of bringing music fans closer to their favorite artists, the event will feature a live performance and Q&A with the three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, discussing his second studio album, hosted by on-air talent and TV personality Mario Lopez.

 Pepsi and Clear Channel will also share a sneak peak into the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup — announcing Ed Sheeran as the first released performer.

 Yahoo Screen (www.screen.yahoo.com/iheart) will exclusively live stream the full event. It will also broadcast on-air as a 30-minute special across Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Hot-AC stations, with a 60-minute stream online across station websites and iHeartRadio.com. Continue reading “YAHOO SCREEN AND CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO STATIONS BRING FANS THE PEPSI PRESENTS”

DID YOU SEE THAT!

NEW YORK, NY –  With the thrilling season finale of HBO’s mega hit Game of Thrones in the books, TV fans are primed for a new hit show. The summer television season has begun in earnest as networks are ready with the next batch of hopeful TV hits. Last summer Under the Dome, the Stephen King adaptation on CBS, was the show everyone was talking about. This summer both cable and broadcast networks are hoping to entice viewers with their new shows. Will this year’s hit be NBC’s Crossbones starring John Malkovich as famed pirate Blackbeard? Will CBS score again with sci-fi thriller Extant starring Halle Berry? Will HBO, Cinemax and Showtime lead the cable summer surge with their respective shows The Leftovers, The Knick and Penny Dreadful? The most reliable source for betting advice and odds information on the web SportsBettingDime.com posted odds for the renewal of new shows premiering this summer! Continue reading “DID YOU SEE THAT!”

Watch “They Yard Goes To the Irishman” on YouTube

Summertime is here yet almost everyday is summertime in Southern California especially along the beautiful beaches. One special new Irish pub that TheHollywoodTimes.org has visited is The Irishman Bar and Lounge in Huntington Beach at the corner of 5th and Olive across from the Surf Museum. It is a little cozy slice of the CaliforniaIrishOC lifestyle with Irish surfer owner Ray Hartnett from Cork, Ireland who is a third generation Irish pub owner. The pub was remodeled by local Irishmen who installed the fireplace and whiskey barrel tables. The staff is local California female bartenders with Ray at the helm. The Irishman has a small menu which is popular with his loyal customers.

Press is coming to check out this bit of Ireland in HB and local HB drummer Jason Stout of The Galway Hooker band brought out his camera man to film his latest segment of his show THE YARD. It is an informative 10 minutes of Ray’s history in the OC and a tour of his pub. Enjoy. Slainte!

SHARK WEEK RETURNS TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL WITH MORE HOURS OF SHARK PROGRAMMING THAN EVER BEFORE

 

 

June 23, 2014

 -The 27th Annual Shark Week Kicks Off August 10-

 (Silver Spring, MD) SHARK WEEK, television’s longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 10. Building upon last year’s 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 SHARK WEEK shows coupled with a live talk show each night gives this year’s SHARK WEEK the most premiere hours ever featured in the event’s 27-year history.

SHARK WEEK’s late-night live talk show, Shark After Dark, will return. Host Josh Wolf will lead viewers through an hour-long celebration of all things shark-related, including celebrity guests and shark experts. The talk show will give viewers the opportunity to interact live on-air every night with tweets, questions to celebrity guests, and more.

Hawaii is thought of as an idyllic vacation destination, but recent spikes in shark attacks are turning these shores into a shark hot spot. Hawaiian native and surf legend Kala Alexander knows these waters better than anyone, and he hopes to uncover the reason behind this sudden shark invasion in Sharkageddon.

 Lair of the Mega Shark follows famed shark experts Jeff Kerr and Andy Cassagrande head to New Zealand on a life-or-death mission to investigate the sightings of a 20 foot Great White that resembles the  legend of a giant great white shark Maoris call the “lord of the sharks.” Jeff and Andy will risk everything to track down this Mega Shark believed to be lurking in the shadows of the New Zealand coast line.

 Zombie Sharks explores tonic immobility, a catatonic zombie-like state that can be achieved in sharks. This shark phenomenon has been studied by scientists for years, but a recent spike in orca whale attacks on great white sharks suggests that orcas have now learned how to immobilize and prey on great whites. Professional diver Eli Martinez looks to prove this theory by being the first person to induce underwater tonic immobility in a massive great white shark.

In Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss, shark researcher Paul Clerkin heads to the Indian Ocean to investigate the ocean’s darkest depths in search of shark species that scientists never even knew existed and get a glimpse of the last known group of bioluminescent sharks in the world.

 Monster Hammerhead explores a legendary hammerhead shark that has been patrolling Florida’s shores for the past 60 years.  Now, a team of scientists and anglers look to explore the mystery and find out if the legend could be real.

Dr. Michael Domeier has spent years scouring the Pacific Ocean hoping to solve one of the greatest mysteries of shark science: the location of great white pupping grounds.  In 2013, he set the process in motion by successfully tagging a pregnant female shark that he called Gil Rakers. Now he’s returning to the sea in Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth to follow her journey and be the first to capture the birth of a baby great white shark.

 Great White Matrix features legendary shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder and cameraman Andy Casagrande on an expedition into the deadly shark infested waters of Australia. Their mission is to investigate a series of bizarre shark attacks in an area swarming with great white sharks. Paul and Andy explore what’s bringing these great whites so close to shore and what’s responsible for the surge in attacks in this area.

 Air Jaws programming has pushed and expanded our understanding of great white sharks and has become one of the iconic SHARK WEEK programs. In Air Jaws: Quest for Colossus (WT) Natural History producer Jeff Kurr and his team return using incredible new cameras and high tech underwater gadgetry to track down the missing “mega-shark” named Colossus.

In Jaws Strikes Back, marine biologist Greg Skomal and the sharkcam team travel to the remote Pacific island of Guadalupe, home to some of the largest great white sharks on earth, to film an epic clash of the titans. Their mission: to film Jaws hunt two-ton mega seals.

                                   

I Escaped Jaws 2 is a shark special featuring attack stories told from the perspective of the survivor. Using first person interviews and actual footage of the attacks, we take a look at why the attacks occurred and how the victims narrowly escaped with their lives.

 

Shark of Darkness: Submarine Returns (WT) explores the legend of “Submarine,” an enormous great white shark off the coast of South Africa. This 30-foot shark is said to be the largest great white shark of all time. Locals believe that this shark is responsible for countless fatal attacks, but its existence has never been proven. This documentary explores the evidence and asks the question: can Submarine exist?

In April 2013, a fishing vessel off the coast of South Africa was attacked, killing all on board. A TV crew documented Marine Biologist Collin Drake as he worked to determine the predator responsible. Megalodon: The New Evidence presents SHARK WEEK viewers with shocking new evidence and interview footage.

SHARK WEEK shows no signs of slowing down. SHARK WEEK 2013 was the most-watched SHARK WEEK in the event’s 26 year history across all key demos including Persons, Men and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34 delivery*. SHARK WEEK’s first-ever late-night talk show, Shark After Dark, out-delivered every late-night cable talk show competitor in both Persons 25-54 and 18-49 delivery. Shark After Dark also beat its late-night cable talk show competition among the coveted Persons 18-34 demo**. During the calendar week from August 5-11, Discovery Channel ranked as the #1 network in all of television among Men 18-49 delivery, no exclusions***. SHARK WEEK 2013 on Discovery Channel was watched by 53.169 million viewers (P2+), of which 26.387 million were persons aged 25-54 years old****.

Nearly all of Discovery’s affiliate partners are participating in promotion around SHARK WEEK with advanced screenings, sneak peeks, sweepstakes, social promotions and a robust Video On Demand slate. Details include screenings and family day events at city aquariums and museums and cross channel spots in multiple markets nationwide.

Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, brings the science of sharks to students around the world with the launch of Sharks, an innovative content collection available year-round through Discovery Education Streaming.  Students will have a front-row seat to Discovery’s finest shark-infested content and learning resources. With engaging K-12 multimedia and lesson plans, the collection offers teachers and students an opportunity to learn more about nature’s most feared—and often misunderstood—predators.  Additionally, students can take a deep dive with recent SHARK WEEK classics available through the award-winning Discovery Education Science Techbook™, such as Great White Highway, Into the Shark Bite, and Top Ten Sharkdown. Discovery Education services are available in over half of all U.S. schools and primary schools in England, community colleges, and in 50 countries around the world.

Following SHARK WEEK 2013’s buzz-worthy performance, with 2.6 million Tweets, 11 Worldwide and 15 U.S. Trending Topics on Twitter and SHARK WEEK trending on Facebook, fin-atics will have even more to dive into online this year. SharkWeek.com is the hub for all the action, including jawesome photos, engaging videos and additional multiplatform features to be unveiled later this summer. The ever-popular Shark Cam is getting even more bite and will feature more than ten cams with incredible footage from great white hot spots off the coasts of Cape Cod, South Africa and Australia, as well as photos, videos and other interactive elements. Meanwhile, Snuffy the Seal, is alive and well on Facebook (SnuffyTheSeal) and Twitter (@SnuffyTheSeal) where fans can enjoy #SnuffySelfies from the Shark Week hero, and everyone can ensure they don’t miss out on any Shark Week fun on Facebook (SharkWeek), Twitter (@SharkWeek), Instagram (SharkWeek) and the newly-launched SharkWeekTV on Snapchat.

SHARK WEEK will partner for the first time with Ghost Fishing this year, a non-profit organization that collects, motivates and initiates ‘ghost fishing’ projects around the globe. Derelict fishing gear, sometimes referred to as “ghost gear” or “ghost nets” is any discarded, lost, or abandoned, fishing gear in the environment. This gear continues to fish and trap animals, entangle and potentially kill marine life, smother habitats, and act as a hazard to navigation. Ghost Fishing is a network of experienced and well-trained divers, who remove marine debris and make the problem called ghost fishing visible to a worldwide audience.

 

SHARK WEEK will partner again with One World One Ocean, a for-purpose, multi‐platform media campaign that is harnessing the power of film, television and new media to generate greater global awareness of the ocean’s importance to society. Additionally, Discovery will again partner with Oceana through multi-platform content and public service announcements. Oceana is the largest international non-profit group working solely to protect the world’s oceans and wins policy victories for the oceans using science-based campaigns. Since 2001, they have protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures.

Starting July 1, Toys “R” Us will debut a SHARK WEEK display featuring a wide assortment of shark products including custom great white and harbor seal plush toys as well as a SHARK WEEK lunch kit. Fans can also order must-have Shark Week gear at DiscoveryStore.com, featuring SHARK WEEK themed t-shirts, drinkware, bottle openers, books and more.

*Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC. Historical Shark Week Rank, Sun-Sat. 8/4/13 – 8/11/13. Live+SD AA% and (000).

**Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC. Late Night Talk Show, Sun-Thurs. 8/4/13 – 8/8/13. Live+SD (000).

***Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC = #1 Network in All of Television. M18-49 Live+SD Delivery Rank. Broadcast & Cable. Mon-Sun, 8/5/13 – 8/11/13.

****Source: Nielsen. Live+7D. 8/4/13-8/10/13. DISC. Total Day (9a-3a). Time-period Reach. 6min Qual.

 

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

 

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162  worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit

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STARZ GREENLIGHTS “THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE” FROM

 STEVEN SODERBERGH, PHILIP FLEISHMAN, LODGE KERRIGAN AND AMY SEIMETZ

 Anthology Series Inspired by Soderbergh’s 2009 Film Explores a World Where Love has a Price  

 Beverly Hills, Calif. – June 23, 2014 – Starz today announced the greenlight of “The Girlfriend Experience,” a 13-part anthology series produced by Transactional Pictures. Inspired by the 2009 Magnolia Pictures film of the same title, Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will serve as executive producers along with independent filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, who will also write and direct on the series. Continue reading “STARZ GREENLIGHTS “THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE” FROM”

OWN’S “SUPER SOUL SUNDAY” WINS ITS SECOND

DAYTIME EMMY AWARD

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular Sunday morning series “Super Soul Sunday,” from Harpo Studios, won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at Friday night’s (June 20) 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. This is the second win and third nomination for the series in the three years that it has been on the air.

 June 21, 2014

 DAYTIME EMMY AWARD

 Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular Sunday morning series “Super Soul Sunday,” from Harpo Studios, won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at Friday night’s (June 20) 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.  This is the second win and third nomination for the series in the three years that it has been on the air. Continue reading “OWN’S “SUPER SOUL SUNDAY” WINS ITS SECOND”

THE HUB NETWORK WINS SIX 2014 DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS

June 21, 2014

DURING THE CREATIVE ARTS CEREMONY

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” Awarded

“Outstanding Children’s Series” for the Second Year in a Row

Hub Network Creative Team Wins First Emmy for Main Title and Graphic Design for “Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch”

After Just 3-1/2 Years On Air,

The Hub Network Now Has 18 Daytime Emmy® Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Hub Network, the only network dedicated to providing kids and families entertainment they can watch together, received six Daytime Emmy® Awards, including “Outstanding Children’s Series” for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” for the second year in a row, during the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards last night in Los Angeles. This brings the Hub Network’s total Daytime Emmy® Award wins to 18 after just 3-1/2 years on air.

“When we started the Hub Network in 2010, we set out to provide high quality, original programming,” said Margaret Loesch, President & CEO, Hub Network. “Every year since the Hub Network’s inception, we have been recognized by the members of the Academy for excellence in front of and behind the camera and I could not be prouder of the Hub Network team, as well as all of our talent, producers and production staffs for the work they have been doing for us.”

The series that received honors during the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony include “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” (Front Street Pictures in association with The Hatchery, LLC.), “Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch” (Splash Entertainment; Archie Comic Publications, Inc.; DSK Group, India; Laughing Lion; and Telegael Teoranta), “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters” (Hasbro Studios), “Spooksville” (Front Street Pictures, Springville Productions, and Jane Startz Productions) and “The Aquabats! Super Show!”(AWESOME FORCES! Productions).

A complete list of the Hub Network’s 2014 Daytime Emmy® Award wins are as follows:

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S SERIES

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series”

Dan Angel, Executive Producer

Billy Brown, Executive Producer

Harvey Kahn, Executive Producer

Kim Arnott, Executive Producer

Dawn Knight, Executive Producer

Jane Stine, Co-Executive Producer

Joan Waricha, Co-Executive Producer

Charles Lyall, Supervising Producer

Oliver De Caigny, Producer

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAIN TITLE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

“Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch”

Stan Lim, Title Designer

Rouja Koleva, Graphic Artist

Flavio Mandriola, Graphic Artist

Manny Mazaira, Graphic Artist

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

“Transformers Prime Beast Hunters”

Jose Lopez, Character Design

Yasuhiro Motoda, Character Animator

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

“Spooksville”

Rebekka Sorensen, Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION

“The Aquabats! Super Show!”

Skip Carlsen, Stunt Coordinator

About the Hub Network

The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at HubNetwork.com. The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 71 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

To find the channel in your area, please visit HubNetwork.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit the Hub Network on Social Media:

Facebook at Facebook.com/HubTVNetwork

Twitter @HubTVNetwork

Instagram @HubTVNetwork

YouTube at YouTube.com/HubTVNetwork

 

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