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July 2nd, 2018 by Cherry

I’m so ready to fangirl and hope to score tickets to Conan O’Brien at Comic-Con 2018! He’s bringing Breaking Bad for the 10th Anniversary of the Show, stars of Glass, The Predator AND Aquaman with more surprises to be announced! 

          Wednesday, July 18
          The Cast of Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna
          Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob
          Odenkirk and show creator Vince Gilligan
          Thursday, July 19
          The Cast of The Predator starring Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key,
          Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto
          Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski and director Shane Black

          Saturday, July 21
          The Cast of Glass starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce
          Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and writer/director M. Night
          Shyamalan

          Sunday, July 22
          The Cast of Aquaman: To Be Announced 

He’s taping from Wednesday, July 18 to Saturday, July 21st at Spreckels Theatre with episodes airing 11PM (ET/PT) on TBS and the next day on TBS, Team Coco digital, mobile and VOD platforms. Lucky CONAN audience members will receive one of four limited edition Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures available during ComicCon® International but if you aren’t able to score a ticket don’t despair. CONAN will have an opportunity for a Nightly Instant Win Giveaway all you have to do is watch TBS for the code each night during the SDCC episodes. Than enter the code at teamcoco.com each night for your chance to win! Also, follow @conancon on Instagram for more information and giveaways throughout ComicCon® International. Team Coco has partnered with Directv NOW for exclusive behind-the-scene photos, giveaways, ticket and celebrity guest updates + MORE to give fans at home access to bonus content if you can’t be in more than one place at a time!

PLUS if your attending SDCC keep an eye out for Team Coco and SNICKERS® brand ambassadors in the Gaslamp District to show off your best or worst CONAN’s iconic string dance for  social-ready GIFs and SNICKERS® bars! So get your dancing skills ready for a job well done or as a boost to help fight off those hunger symptoms when your hangry!

State Farm® will be awarding VIP tickets to attend that night’s Team Coco House Comedy Show & tickets for the next day to Spreckles Theatre!

For tickets and more information about CONAN‘s San Diego shows, please visit teamcoco.com/comiccon

CONAN airs MondayThursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable’s top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable — Angie TribecaCONAN, The DetourFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Guest Book The Last O.G., Search Partyand Wrecked — as well as animated series American Dad!Final Space and Tarantula. TBS’ slate of unscripted series includes competition show Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-NineFamily GuyThe Cleveland ShowBob’s BurgersThe Big Bang TheoryNew Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball’s regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner’s eSports gaming competition.

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June 2nd, 2018 by Cherry

Make a date for a night at the Paley Center with

Dear White People on Tuesday, June 5th!

The second season of the Netflix series ‘Dear White People‘ has dug even deeper into race, sexual norms, classism, ‘good negro’ and homosexuality AND detoured into white nationalism with a season finale that had me SHOOK! I’m hoping to have the chance to ask Justing Simien, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer & Showrunner about his surgical casting of new guest stars (Tessa Thompson star of the original film AND Giancarlo Esposito star of School Daze AND Better Call Saul), the inspiration for the new mystery, and the interweaving of history this season that had me laughing and thinking simultaneously!An Evening with "Dear White People"

The PaleyLive Spring 2018 Season kicking off spring with a kicked in door and I’m all for it! The event starts at 7PM with a screening, panel conversation and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the cast/creator.

Purchase tickets

PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org
About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

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January 3rd, 2018 by Cherry

Arnold Peter, Founder and President of the Associate of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) announced the first annual Law & Justice film series with the final event Counsel of the Year. The two-day celebration honors the role of attorneys in the judicial process, popular culture and entertainment industries. AMEC expects 300 attendees that work as in-house counsels and business affairs attorneys in entertainment, media companies, and law firms to attend panels, receptions and the Awards Gala. The Jury members that will select winners in the best law and legal issues in Feature Narrative, Episodic TV, Cable/Video on Demand, Comedy and Documentary. It should be a fascinating event since the law weaves in and out of pop culture from film to tv to books to games and VR. The first book lawyer I fell in love with was Atticus from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and the film brought my fascination full circle. Of course I am not the only one since not year goes by without a new legal drama or film. 

 

This year’s prestigious jury includes such distinguish legal professionals across the media and entertainment field and a retired former United States District Judge and California Supreme Court Justice and award-winning SAG actor RJ Mitte from the hit TV-series “Breaking Bad.”

  • Vernon Chu, General Counsel, BBC Worldwide North America
  • Gilda Brasch, Reality television producer and director
  • Hon. Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.), former United States District Judge and California Supreme Court Justice
  • Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Erica Van Loon, Partner and Head of the Trademark, Copyright and Media Practice, Glaser Weil
  • RJ Mitte, actor, Breaking Bad
  • Claudia Teran, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, FOX Sports
  • Chacko Vadaketh, Cambridge trainer Barrister, actor and voiceover artist

“As a long-term supporter and AMEC Board member, I am delighted to join such a distinguished jury and with so much great filmed content being produced about lawyers, judges and the legal system we have our work cut out for us.” “AMEC is embarking on yet another exciting chapter with an innovative event that honors the best in what entertainment attorneys do.” stated Erica Van Loon, Jury president

 

AMEC’s 2018 Law and Justice Film Screening Series schedule will include the following:

 

SEMINARS

  • “Virtual and Augmented Reality On The World Stage” presented by USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and Moderated by Nishith Desai Associates – India’s leading international law and panel of in-house counsel.
  • Interactive presentation “Lawyers on Film: Why Do They Hate Us?” Guest speaker – Nancy B. Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, UNLV and leading expert on contemporary legal ethics.

SCREENINGS

  • Screening of Crime and Punishment starring Vanessa Redgrave and John Hurt.  Discussion “What “Crime and Punishment” says and means to today’s attorneys and judges. Guest speaker – Marcus Levitt, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Sothern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Leading authority on Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • Screening of “The Trial,” a 2010 film starring Matthew Modine based on novel by practicing attorney Robert Whitlow.

About the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel

Established in 2005, The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) was founded by Arnold Peter, former Vice President of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations at Universal Studios and current Managing Partner of Peter Law Group, Bill Simon, Chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at Korn Ferry International and Peter Winkler, previously head of marketing at PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Entertainment & Media Practice to represent the interests and celebrate talented in-house counsel and independent attorneys at Entertainment and Media companies.

Today, AMEC celebrates its 12th year and its membership boasts more than 14,000 accomplished men and women working in a variety of executive roles worldwide including in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and media companies and law firms.

www.theamec.org

 

The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) was founded by veteran attorneys Arnold Peter, Bill Simon, and Peter Winkler to represent the interests and celebrate the legal profession in Media and Entertainment companies. , AMEC also announced its 2018 Jury members with the task to select winners in various categories for the best law and legal issues based content in feature narrative, Episodic TV, Cable/Video on Demand, Comedy and Documentary.

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March 12th, 2016 by Cherry

The Better Call Saul cast took to the red carpet at PaleyFest 2016 on March 12th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Bromantic co-creators Peter Gould (Creator, EP) and Vince Gilligan (Showrunner, EP, Writer) showed their excitement about their flourishing Breaking Bad spinoff (airing Monday nights on AMC)

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BFFs Michael Mando and Rhea Seehorn were in hot pursuit, followed by the rest of the Saul cast (as seen in the video).

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Variety media strategist, Debra Birnbaum, praised the first season for its “depth, humor and heartbreak”. Before the audience of hardcore Saul fans could collect themselves, we were surprisingly treated to a first look at the newest episode, before the rest of the world could lay eyes on it!
The booming and bumping of Atmos technology was palpable inside the Dolby Theatre – it was a real treat to see each brilliantly calculated shot matched with such expert sound design from the Saul creative team.
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The crowd at PaleyFest roared its approval in sheer delight and surprise as a surprise guest appearance of Mark Margolis (Tio Salamanca) lit up the screen! Even title star Bob Odenkirk (“Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman”) was a little shocked, watching it all back: “I can’t remember what happens in these episodes.”
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Peter Gould tied up the dynamic PaleyFest conversation with his personal discipline mantra on integrating Breaking Bad characters: “The difficulty is not to overdo it…to have characters walking in the background or having mud splashed on them as Jimmy drives by.”

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Fans of Better Call Saul will surely enjoy the new season, which the writers can promise is full of difficulties between Jimmy and Chuck (Michael McKean), and an ensuing struggle between Jimmy and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) to re-kindle their romance and reclaim their own narratives. Her character’s “I save me” line is a huge slap in the face for Jimmy, who will evidently go through a lot more until Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan see fit to transition him to sleazy fan-favorite, Saul Goodman! Will it happen anytime soon?

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In the words of Peter Gould himself: “I hate to say it, but there is no master plan.”

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Thank you to Joy Ofodu for covering the Better Call Saul Red Carpet and Panel at the 2016 Paley Fest

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July 2nd, 2015 by Cherry

Anyone want to meet me next  Friday, (July 10th) at 7pm in San Diego? I’m excited to do ‘good’ at the first Geeks for Peace event hosted by Morgan Spurlock at the Moniker Warehouse at the 2015 SDCC.  The party will be co-hosted by Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra and will feature special guests including Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Frances Fisher, Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Scott Grimes (American Dad, Justified), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon image002Dynamite), Eddie Matos (Finding Carter) and Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield).  The Band From TV will perform and guests will also include an art auction.

The Geeks for Peace event was conceived by Spurlock after he was presented with the Peace Hero Award by the youth of Kids for Peace in 2013 for his commitment to kids, peace, healthy living and using his voice for good. Funds raised during Geeks for Peace will help Kids for Peace support and expand their programs to underserved youth in the U.S., Pakistan, Iraq, Liberia and Kenya.

 

 

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