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May 9th, 2017 by Cherry

Well I’d love to pitch an idea of mobile grocery stores for disadvantaged neighborhoods. Take 2 or 3 buses that can be stocked with healthy food at a reasonable price and that would be able to take SNAP. So instead of people have to pay overpriced amount of money for food and staples instead the trucks would have scheduled stops. My other idea is to have a voter education and registration program. So many people don’t seem to understand the basics of the three branch of the Federal Government, how local elected officials directly effect their lives and comprehending all of the ballot propositions.

The deadline was extended to 5/10/2017 read below for details. What would you like to pitch leave your ideas below ….

Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 10 at 5pm!

In 2015, design east of La Brea was honored to receive its second ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for our Making LA series. The first phase of Making LA explored the Los Angeles issues of TransportationWaterDensity and Community through a series of public programs, culminating in the Making LA conference in fall of 2014.

In early 2016 we launched the second phase—Making LA: Connect, Flourish, Thrive, Prosper—with the plan to build upon our successful programming series at a design charrette to craft proposals for real-world solutions to issues facing LA.

Then we had a presidential election.

As a proposed budget seeks to completely eliminate federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, we realized that charrettes and proposals would not be enough. The de LaB community is made up of designers, architects, and artists who are out in the city working hard on real-world solutions today. We want to amplify your efforts and bring four projects—your projects—to life.

We want to show the powerful impact that the NEA has on our cities by empowering four projects that help LA connect, flourish, thrive, and prosper.

On Saturday, June 10, Making LA Together will feature teams pitching projects in front of a live audience that address issues of Transportation, Water, Density, and Community in Los Angeles. A panel of experts will ask questions and offer commentary about the projects, and the audience will vote for the best project in each of the four areas. We’ll work to make the winning ideas happen with a project fee of $2500 and the help of volunteers from the de LaB community. In addition to workshops and volunteer days, de LaB will also host four programs to introduce the public to each of the four completed projects.

Making LA Together will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 10 at City Market South, a brand-new creative space located in one of LA’s oldest produce markets, as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival. Here are more details about the event.

How to apply

Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 10 at 5pm! Fill out this brief form telling us about your project, including a 200-word description and which area your project addresses (Transportation, Water, Density, or Community).

When you submit your form, email *one* image of your project (can be a rendering, photo, drawing, sketch) to hello @ designeastoflabrea.org

Finalists selected to present at Making LA Together will be announced by Friday, May 12 and asked to prepare a 5-minute, fast-pitch presentation with visuals onstage at the Making LA Together event. (Think Project Runway meets Shark Tank).

FAQ

What kind of projects are you looking for?

Show us how NEA’s funding can solve a problem and create real-world change for an LA community east of La Brea. The only real qualification is that the project must address one of the challenge areas (Transportation, Water, Density, or Community) and be easily replicable elsewhere in the city.

Some examples of projects might be: A wayfinding system (Transportation); a parkway stormwater garden (Water); a creative adaptation of a parking space (Density); a neighborhood mural (Community).

How many people can be on a team?

As few or as many as you like, although only two people can be onstage to present.

Can I submit multiple projects?

Team members can only work on one project.

Can it be something I’m already working on?

Definitely. We are particularly interested in projects that have already been tested elsewhere in LA and can easily be rolled out in multiple locations.

Does the project absolutely have to happen somewhere east of La Brea?

Yes—we will only look at projects that will happen east of La Brea. South of Century Boulevard that’s east of Hawthorne. North of Franklin Avenue that’s east of Vineland. Even if part of your project is east of these boundaries, we’ll accept it.

Who decides which projects are selected?

Finalists will be selected to present by de LaB’s hosts and board members. The winners in each area will be decided by a live vote from the audience at the event.

If you have a question we should answer here, send us an email at hello @ designeastoflabrea.org

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August 15th, 2016 by Cherry

I fell in love with Rick and Morty from the first moment I saw the show on Adult Swim. It’s so funny and edgy and dark that it really speaks to my deep hidden broken evil parts <guffaw>

It’s why I’m delighted that Cartoon Network has announced addition partners that will offer a vast array of branded items for fans to enjoy.

“As Rick and Morty continues to surge in popularity, we are delighted to work with new partners to provide fans with a broad assortment of products based on the series,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, North America. “Fans will now be able to wear their fandom with t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories including headwear, bags, wallets and more.” 


 

Geek is big business and when you have a series with a passionate fanbase it makes sense to give them what they want! Fanboys/girls want t-shirts, bracelets, necklaces and geek fashion to display with pride.

Rick and Morty partners include Ripple Junction, Zen Monkey, Underboss, Bioworld, Hot Properties Merchandising, Daylight Curfew, Hyp and Surreal Entertainment that will create a wide range of new items. If your able to attend MAGIC Las Vegas you’ll have the opportunity for ‘first look’ at new products on display:

  • Bioworld (Booth #25099) will introduce an assortment ofnew Rick and Morty accessories including bags, wallets, belts, headwear, wristbands and more, which will be available at specialty stores nationwide this fall.
  • Hot Properties Merchandising is set to debut key chains, magnets, patches, buttons and stickers this fall at specialty stores nationwide.
  • Adding to their existing offering of Rick and Morty t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women, Ripple Junction (Booth #26019) introduced enamel pins earlier this year.
  • Daylight Curfew introduced limited edition, co-branded apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as a collaboration with Run The Jewels this May. The collection is available on DaylightCurfew.com.
  • Rick and Morty hosiery from Hyp will be available this fall at specialty stores.
  • Surreal Entertainment (Booth #25014) will be launching an assortment of glassware, coin banks and other exciting beverageware products this fall in specialty stores.

 

Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. When season two premiered in July 2015, it was ranked #1 in its time period among all key adult demographics, and it is now currently in production for season three.

 

 

About Adult Swim
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
Turnera Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

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January 14th, 2016 by Cherry

Binge on at Cinefamily for a marathon of the beloved sci fi series X-Files on the big screen! Join Mulder and Scully (aka David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) the stars of the dark mystery that ruled the 90s with other fans who grew up being scared by our favorite duo. As we count down the days for the series to return to FOX on January 24th with a six episode special series event (X-Files) you can enjoy the best episodes of the original series at Cinefamily in West Hollywood. The host for the evening is Kumail Nanjiani, podcaster and guest star of the upcoming series that will take us on a memory tour and a special live episode of his podcast ‘The X-Files Files’. You can expect a few surprise X-Files cast & crew appearances, plus the sneak peek of the first new episode and be surrounded by other fans to talk about your personal favorite episodes! I have to say MY personal favorite is “War of the Coprophages” the twelfth episode of the third season. I can’t be the only one who tried to brush the bug off their tv screen !

So who’s joining Kumail for “This is going to be the greatest day of my life.” this Saturday? Want to split a popcorn with me???? YOLO!!!

FREE ADMISSION Saturday, January 16th, 12pm – 10pm

Watch the Cinefamily original X-files trailer: https://vimeo.com/150544251

The Cinefamily presents The X-Files: Live Podcast and Marathon  with sneak preview of new X-Files episode

THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event on FOX beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25(8:009:00 PM ET/PT). The all-new episodes will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. Featuring appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ADMISSION / TICKET INFO
*Free Admission by Pre-Registration. Cinefamily Members receive priority admission.
 
*Seating is first-come, first-serves, pre-registration does not guarantee admission, seating subject to availability
Cinefamily Members receive priority admission: Member info

ABOUT THE CINEFAMILY

The Cinefamily is one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, with a mission to revitalize the filmgoing experience by fostering a sense of discovery, and building a community around its exceptional, weird and wonderful cinematic events.  With a daily line-up that is “breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), The Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run art house and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. The L.A. Weekly described its opening in 2007, as “a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” In 2013, Executive Director Hadrian Belove was named as one of Indiewire’s top 40 Influencers in the world of independent film. Memorable events include Truth and Soul, Inc., The Films of Robert Downey Sr., the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party, the LA cast and crew sneak preview of Boyhood, reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D.
More info: www.cinefamily.org

 

 

 

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June 11th, 2014 by Cherry

I do love quirky so am pleased as punch that LAFF is screening the doc Harmony on Monday!   I must admit I’ve never been a Community fan (I know .. how dare I!) but I never found it funny.  It just didn’t speak to my humor.   I have tons of friends who LOVE the show and always tried to convert me to community love but ehh not for me.  When I heard that he was the head of the new animated dark animated comedy Rick and Morty I was like ‘ehh’ will skip that but then I caught the last five minutes of the second episode and fell head over heels in love!  The animation was quirky, the humor subversive and dry as well as the voices!  I finally got Dan and am now obsessed with seeing if he’ll strike funny bone gold again.  Harmontown sounds like it shows what makes him tick and how his life influenced his humor.  I’m all in and plan to attend Monday and hopefully meet the man whose humor appeals to the dark places of my soul!

Will you join me?  Leave a comment below ….

Synopsis: Harmontown is a documentary film starring TV writer and producer Dan Harmon (NBC’s Community”, Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”) as he takes his popular podcast of the same name on a calamitous cross-country tour. Much more than a comedy-tour documentary, the film directed by Neil Berkeley,  uncovers
Harmon’s public persona to reveal his complex character and his equally complex personal relationships.  Supporting
cast includes Jeff B. Davis (“Whose Line is it Anyway?”), Erin McGathy (“This Feels Terrible”) and Spencer Crittenden.

Directed, Produced and Written by: Neil Berkeley
Cast: Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Agee, Joel McHale, Alison Brie

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