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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.

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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
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


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May 20th, 2018 by Cherry

The 2018 International Space Development Conference welcomes the stars and producers of ‘The Expanse’ to discuss the science of the series. The Expanse is a series that takes place in the future where mankind has conquered our solar system and spread but we learn we aren’t the only intelligent lifeforms after discovering the protomolocule. The series is a mix of humanity, special effects and the use of the true concepts of science and physics. It’s why it’s exciting that they are appearing at the West Coast gathering of the world’s greatest scientist, engineers, astronauts, and space entrepreneurs who have been inspired by science fiction greats from Star Trek to Star Wars to Doctor Who to Battlestar Galactica and future innovators will include The Expanse on that list. SYFY channel did not renew the series but passionate fans have launched a renew The Expanse campaign and have appealed to Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, and the Networks.

This year Jeff Bezos will be accepting the Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award for Space Settlement Advocacy at the 2018 ISDC hopefully they will cross paths and Mr. Bezos will choose to add The Expanse to the Amazon Prime lineup. The Expanse fandom is looking at numerous streaming platforms to renew the science fiction series with a 100% approval on Rotten Tomatoes the SyFy #1 series is still seeking a new home in our galaxy! If you want to attend the conference or the panel details are below.

The Science of the Expanse panel moderated by Kyle Hill is at 5PM with Naren Shankar, (Showrunner/Creator), Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal), Wes Chatham (Amos Burton), Steven Strait (Jim Holden), Shohreh Aghadashloo (Chrisjen Avasarala), and Cara Gee (Drummer) if you haven’t seen The Expanse (SyFy Network). The series is set in a future which finds the solar system is populated and prospering. The writing team on The Expanse works hard to keep special effects and concepts true to science and physics whenever possible. Cas Anvar, who plays starship pilot Alex Kamal, will join fellow cast members to discuss the science of the show.

Register to attend the conference 

If you would like to attend the panel only you can email Aggie Kobrin, National Space Society 

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April 11th, 2017 by Cherry

The Paley Center for Media Selects An Evening with One Day at a Time on May 4

2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season

The Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills One Day at a Time Program will Feature a Special Screening of the Series, a Panel Conversation and Audience Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team as part of the PaleyLive LA Spring Season of events including the CW’s Riverdale (April 27th), Speechless (May 9th) and the Dirty Dancing Musical (May 18th). 

Image result for one day at a timeBuy tickets and spend an evening with the cast and team behind the Netflix series ‘One Day at a Time’ a reboot of the original 70s series from the creative sitcom genius Norman Lear. This modern update keeps the basic story of a divorced woman juggling career, being catholic, an opinionated mother, kids and being a divorcee but with a modern twist. Added in the mix is the reality of dealing with the bureaucracy of service as a former soldier, immigration and sexual orientation 

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I am very excited to cover and attend the panel to learn why Mr. Lear decided to reboot the series on Netflix, hear about the casting of the series and the new spin with the hispanic family in the new gentrified Los Angeles. We can look forward to new stories with Season 2 on Netflix but before that happens leave a comment below of what I should ask the cast and production team.

Justina Machado, “Penelope”; Rita Moreno, “Lydia”; Isabella Gomez, “Elena”; Marcel Ruiz, “Alex”; Norman Lear, Executive Producer; Gloria Calderon Kellett, Showrunner & Executive Producer; Mike Royce, Showrunner & Executive Producer; and Brent Miller, Co-Executive Producer, are scheduled to participate, with additional panelists to be announced.

“Upon its premiere, One Day at A Time proved to be one of the smartest and freshest new shows to enter the television landscape,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “PaleyLive programs are praised for presenting the best of what television has to offer and this event is no exception. We’re so proud to add An Evening with One Day at a Time to the incredible lineup of shows featured at the Paley Center this spring.”

One Day at a Time, Netflix and Sony Pictures Television’s inspired update of the classic 70’s-era sitcom, has received well-deserved praise from audiences and critics alike. Featuring an incredible ensemble of actors and a brilliant creative team led by Executive Producer Norman Lear and Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, the series is at once timeless and decidedly of the moment.  The series introduces the Alvarez family including single mom “Penelope” (Justina Machado), a nurse and Afghanistan veteran; daughter “Elena” (Isabella Gomez); son “Alex” (Marcel Ruiz); and Penelope’s mother “Lydia” (Rita Moreno), along with their building superintendent, “Schneider” (Todd Grinnell). Together they bring to life one of the most heartfelt and consistently funny series on television today.


Tickets for An Evening with One Day at a Time are on sale now



PaleyLive programs are known for offering television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive events held at the Paley Center’s New York and Beverly Hills locations. 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

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December 3rd, 2016 by Cherry

As we count down the final days of President Barack Obama leading our nation I am excited to see the critically acclaimed film Barry premiering on Netflix. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the film but this preview has me excited to see a dramatization of the man who grew up to be president.


The film is before Michelle Obama instead it’s a ‘slice of life’ as he learns to negotiate his life as a black man of mixed heritage who LOOKS black. President Obama never had the choice to live as a white man or even one that is ‘racially ambiguous’ but instead with his chocolate complexion, kinky hair, full lips and nose he was (likely) always treated, as he was perceived a black man. No sheltering by a beloved mother or grandparents can shield you from the little indignities of being black in America. Especially when you aren’t in the ‘lane’ some expect you to stay in where you are not expected to go to state college let alone a prestigious Ivy League.


One of the things that always made me understand our President is what it’s like forging a path when you are a person of color who grew up in a predominately white area. I remember when I went to college deciding to explore my ‘black’ side and hanging with other African American students. Quite a few made me feel unwelcome that I wasn’t black enough because I spoke without a dialect. Didn’t grow up listening to the same music and found the food they ate to be unfamiliar or not to my liking. They even mocked the way I danced so much that I stopped dancing around them after the white girl who was ‘down’ said ‘I’m blacker than you’. I remember everyone laughed at me and I thought what the heck.


I can only sympathize with Barack having to navigate that path without the foundation of a close knit family who always felt I was ‘OK’ (if not a bit odd) a great representation of black brains and beauty destined for great things. I of course never set my sights so high as the Presidency!

I look forward to watching this film on Netflix premiering December 16th just in time to enjoy the last Obama White House Christmas.



A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University.  In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates.  BARRY is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.

SA17_NomineeLaurel.jpgBARRY stars newcomer Devon Terrell in a deeply felt breakout performance as the young student, and features a strong supporting cast including Ashley Judd (DIVERGENT, DOUBLE JEOPARDY), Jenna Elfman (FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, BIG STONE GAP), and up-and-comers Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH), Jason Mitchell (STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON), Ellar Coltraine (BOYHOOD) and Avi Nash (LEARNING TO DRIVE, “Silicon Valley”) directed/produced by Vikram Gandhi.


BARRY was produced by Black Bear Pictures and Cinetic Media.  Dana O’Keefe, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, and Vikram Gandhi produced the film.  Daniel Steinman executive produced.




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October 28th, 2016 by Cherry

screenshot-2016-10-28-14-08-46Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda Set For Special Appearance with SHAKA Platform 

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

This Saturday at the SHAKA Booth

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I know how I plan to spend Saturday!!! It’s saying hello to Peter Shinkoda one of the stars from my beloved TNT Falling Skies series (Dai) and of course Nobu from Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix! I hope you have your tickets to attend Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con! All ou have to do for a meet & greet and autograph with Peter is download SHAKA in the  Apple App Store and Google Play ( Than sign in and enter: PeterShinkoda, Daredevil, Netflix or Nobu as your ‘vibes‘.  Peter will be at the SHAKA booth #1403 at 1:30pm

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May 13th, 2016 by Cherry

Any fan of the critically acclaimed darling Orange is the New Black has to buy a ticket to attend the screening and conversation with stars/creators of the original Netflix series. Find out what’s happening with the girls on the block .. the D Block <guffaw> and if your lucky a chance to ask the cast questions!

If your a TV fan you have to join the Paley Center for Media to get the opportunity for early bird tickets and member only events. They have events at the Los Angeles center and the New York City hdq.


Orange Is the New Black:
Screening & Conversation
Thursday, May 26, 20167:00 pm PT
From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman. Kohan and cast members will discuss the evolution of the series and how it continues to successfully straddle comedy and drama in a way that only Kohan and her team of writers can do, while reflecting on favorite moments from season three and what viewers can expect from this upcoming season, which launches on Netflix Friday, June 17.
In Person:
Jenji Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer
Taylor Schilling, “Piper Chapman”

Kate Mulgrew, “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”
Natasha Lyonne, “Nicky Nichols”
Michael Harney, “Sam Healy”
Taryn Manning, “Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett”
Selenis Leyva, “Gloria Mendoza”

Join Now. 

Tickets Often Sell Out to Members. Take Advantage of the Presale by Becoming a Member Today!

Tickets on sale to Paley Supporting & Patron Members NOW.
Tix go on sale to Paley Individual Members Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 am.
Tix go on sale to General Public Friday, May 13 at 9:00 am.


Paley Members get presale access and ticket discounts!
Paley Supporting & Patron Members: On Sale Now 

Paley Individual Members: On Sale Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 am PT
General Public: On Sale Friday, May 13 at 9:00 am PT

Become a Member: Join us online or contact Membership at 310.786.1066.    

Events and participants are subject to change.


    Members: $15
    General Public: $25

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