The series trailer for Leimert Park is simply a delight! MACRO is the creative team behind ‘Fences’, ‘Mudbound’ and the digital series ‘Gente-fied’ and Homegrown Pictures who brought us ‘Dear White People’ and ‘Hustle and Flow’ I love that it’s telling the story of not only the friendship of black women but our love lives with a nice dose of humor. As an LA transplant watching the gentrification of predominated black and latino neighborhood from ‘afar’ in West Hollywood (experiencing its own explosion of expensive housing) this web series truly speaks to me. The new web series stars Ashley Blaine Featherson, Ashli Haynes, Asia’h Epperson, Wade Allain-Marcus, Frantz Latten, Ikenna Okoye and Brit Manor and is an official selection at The Sundance Festival 2018. Mel Jones is doing double duty as a first time director and creator of LEIMERT PARK with Kady Kamakatè and Davita Scarlett. The series is Executive Produced by Stephanie Allain, Charles King and Aaliyah Williams.
“I wanted to see images of black women being the objects of desire and seeking pleasure with no shame,” states director and co-creator Jones. “Leimert Park reflects the black women I know and love and I hope it inspires women everywhere to practice self-love and self-care and embrace their sexuality.” “I’ve been mentored by and partnered with Stephanie Allain at Homegrown Pictures for seven years and she encouraged me to create this show which was my authentic story to tell. Aaliyah Williams, who runs digital at MACRO, heard this story before it was even a script and championed the series and advocated for me as a first time director. I’m forever grateful to both of these incredibly supportive women. It will be a dream come true sharing “Leimert Park” with sisters throughout the nation, audiences at Sundance, and with all women.
LEIMERT PARK: Things get complicated when three best friends share a house in South LA’s Leimert Park. Despite being married, beats-maker Mickey hasn’t had an orgasm with her hubby in three months, Bridget mistakes sex for love while assisting a handsome visiting artist in residence, and Kendra secretly shoots videos of numerous sizzling sexual encounters, hoping this will finally break her into the art world.
I adore romcoms but always felt the true perfect match is when the woman gets to know herself and more importantly loves herself! I am so looking forward to moving to Leimert Park! So make sure you find this new series and share with friends.
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This free citywide fest is made up of resident-led tours of neighborhoods that include Boyle Heights, Highland Park, Inglewood, Koreatown, Leimert Park, Little Armenia, Little Tokyo, the Los Angeles River, MacArthur Park, San Pedro, and Thai Town. Surprised that West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills didn’t make the cut? Here’s your chance to discover parts of L.A. you’re less likely to be familiar with by exploring our city. The festival is October 1, 2011 from 9am – 5pm. Now’s your chance to try authentic foreign food! Yummy
Found L.A.: Go on a free tour or one to showcase your neighborhood!
Los Angeles is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own story. On October 1, from 9 am – 5 pm, LA Commons is hosting this free, citywide event to connect people to communities across the metropolis, Boyle Heights and Studio City, East Hollywood and San Pedro, to name a few. Join us and people who live in many corners of the city to experience an after-hours “sneak peak” into the local bakery, see inside an artist’s studio, or explore a hidden alley garden. The day will culminate with a celebration of Los Angeles’ ingenuity through ethnically diverse food, music and art.
RSVP for a Found L.A. Tour today! Choose any of the neighborhoods listed below and click on the link to access the reservation site.
Atwater: led by Councilman Eric Garcetti
East Hollywood: led by community leader and lifelong resident Elson Trinidad
Highland Park: led by musician Timothy Sellers
Inglewood/South L.A.: led by youth organizers from Chuco’s Justice Center
Koreatown: led by food blogger Namju Cho
Leimert Park: led by artist Karen Collins and photographer Feliz McInnis
Little Tehran: led by local resident Liane Schirmer
Los Angeles Eco Village: led by Eco Village community member Lara Morrison
MacArthur Park’s Salvadoran Community Corridor: led by community leader Oscar Dominguez
San Pedro: led by Warner Grand Theater’s Taran Schindler and Liz Schindler
Santa Monica: led by local business owner Frank Angiuli
St. Elmo Village: led by St. Elmo’s Village co-founder Roderick Sykes
West Hollywood: led by Andrew Campbell, Cultural Affairs Administrator for West Hollywood
After the Found L.A. Festival, join us for a Reception and Mixer where you can share your experiences with other participants and L.A. enthusiasts, while enjoying live music, drinks and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres..
Found L.A. Festival Reception and Mixer
October 1, 2011 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
3245 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
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