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March 8th, 2017 by Cherry

Am so excited to hear that the Paley Center for Media is welcoming Prison Break, Riverdale, Speechless, and the New ABC Musical Event, Dirty Dancing for the 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season! <scream> so many great programs that my head is spinning!

“The programs selected for our PaleyLive events represent the best television has to offer and tackle today’s most compelling themes and issues,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “The programs in our PaleyLive Spring Season run the gamut from thriller to mystery, from romance to the challenges facing a special needs family. Each one promises to spark the entertaining and informative conversations that have made PaleyLive programs the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals.”

PaleyLive LA this Spring selection of programs, feature screening, premier episodes, panel talks AND the opportunity for the audience to ask questions!  I just found out about these new panels and if you are a member you can buy tickets before the general public!

 

An Evening with Speechless

Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm

 

I’m a huge fan of ABC Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Television’s Speechless it’s a show that represents the challenge of a family struggling to live in a neighborhood to offer the best to their kids. The portrayal of JJ DiMeo by Micah Fowler that shows a HS kid living his life and not allowing anyone to stand in front of his wheels! Out of the entire family I must admit I want to hang with JJ and not just to cut in line <guffaw>. The Paley Center will host Minnie Driver (Maya DiMeo); John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo); Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo); Micah Fowler (JJ DiMeo); Kyla Kenedy(Dylan DiMeo); Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth); Scott Silveri, Creator & Executive Producer; Melvin Mar, Executive Producer; and Jake Kasdan, Executive Producer; for a premiere screening and conversation.

 

 

Prison Break: Premiere Screening & Conversation

Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm

I’m ready for a new adventure with Prison Break and the new nine part event series with original series stars reuniting for an all-new adventure that has the thrills and cliff-hangers of the Golden Globe Nominated original series when it aired on FOX (2005-2009). The Paley Center welcomes back members of the cast & creative team including Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield); Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows); Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi); Robert Knepper (T-Bag); Paul T. Scheuring, Creator & Executive Producer; Vaun Wilmott, Executive Producer; and Executive Producer, Michael Horowitz, who last appeared on the Paley stage in 2008; for this special screening and conversation in advance of the broadcast premiere on April 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

 

Riverdale:  Screening & Conversation

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

 

Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s newest series has turned Archie and the gang into a modern teen soap series heavy on the mystery! Archie Comics has always stayed relevant over the decades but this new story has introduced them to not only old but new fans! The show has captured the CW viewers and has already been renewed for Season 2! Archie, Betty Veronica,  Jughead and Josie are living a small town life with big city dreams and murder simmering under Pop’s shop as the teens sip milkshakes and exchange very simmering glances! The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation including: KJ Apa (Archie Andrews); Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper); Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge); Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom); Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge); Mӓdchen Amick (Alice Cooper); Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy); Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; and additional guests to be announced.

 

Dirty Dancing: The New ABC Musical Event

Premiere Screening & Conversation

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm

No fan of the 1987 movie classic can miss the 30th anniversary musical premiering this year on ABC! Paley Center is offering a first look AND talk with the talent and team behind the upcoming three hour filmed musical event that will be produced by Lionsgate and Allison Shearmur Productions. We get to see the romance of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle during a summer vacation in the Catskills that I think will have all of us singing the songs from the original movie and era. Those lucky enough to score tickets to the premier screening will have a chance to hear from Abigail Breslin, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, and Katey Sagal just before the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. So don’t put baby back in the corner instead have a Dirty Dancing Party at PaleyLive: Los Angeles!

 

 

As part of the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting March 7. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on March 8, and to the general public on March 9. To learn more about other benefits of Paley Center Membership, which includes the opportunity to experience more intimate events with today’s most famous television stars and other noteworthy personalities, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us.

 

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 for the professional community and media-interested public. 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 collection 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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February 2nd, 2017 by Cherry

Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.

In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.

Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)

NY & LA: 
February 5 and February 12

12:15 pm
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)

12:39 pm
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)

1:04 pm
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)

1:27 pm
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)

1:51 pm
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)

2:43 pm
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)

3:07 pm
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)

NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26

12:15 pm
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.

1:16 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)

1:39 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)

2:02 pm
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)

2:24 pm
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)

3:09 pm

Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)

 

 

4:00 pm
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)

In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture. 

 

Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.

Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change.  In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older. 

Email eduny@paleycenter.org to make reservations.

Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities

February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.

The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.

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December 27th, 2016 by Cherry

The season 2 of WGN America’s Outsiders will premier on  January 24th. Lucky Los Angeles fans of the series can see a screening & panel on January 10th with cast, creator and executive producers. It should be a fascinating talk as this is the third original series from WGN. I watched the first season and found it to be a great family drama that pushes the boundaries of what you’d expect about a ‘mountain’ people series. It has stories that span from class, education to interracial relations. Leave a comment below what’s been your favorite episode and what you’d like to ask during the panel.

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS A PALEYLIVE LA SEASON TWO PREMIERE EVENT OF WGN AMERICA’S OUTSIDERS

The Series Cast, Creator and Executive Producers Will Celebrate with a Screening and Panel Conversation on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills  

Christina Jackson As Sally Ann & Kyle Gallner As Hasil

 

The Paley Center for Media will present a PaleyLive LA premiere event: Outsiders: Season Two Premiere Screening & Conversation on Tuesday, January 10th. The event is open to the public and features the series cast and creatives for an intimate panel discussion and audience Q&A following the screening. Tickets for the event are currently on sale to Paley Supporting and Patron Members. Tickets go on sale to Paley Individual Members Tuesday, December 20, at 9:00 a.m. and to the General Public on Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00 am.

Big Foster And Lil Foster

From Executive Producers Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti, Outsiders explores the epic struggle of the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their battle to defend their land and way of life from the town below. The WGN America hit original drama series returns for a highly anticipated season two on January 24, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Participants are subject to change. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org.

**Panelists to appear schedule permitting.

 

Outsiders: Season Two Premiere Screening & Conversation**

Paul Giamatti, Executive Producer

Peter Mattei, Creator and Executive Producer

Peter Tolan, Executive Producer

David Morse, “Big Foster”

Ryan Hurst, “Lil Foster”

Gillian Alexy, “G’Winveer” 

Kyle Gallner, “Hasil”

Christina Jackson, “Sally-Ann”

Francie Swift, “Haylie Grimes”

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills

465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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 for the professional community and media-interested public. 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 collection 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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November 20th, 2016 by Cherry

Fan’s of New Edition have a date with the cast of the BET miniseries at the Paley Center! 

The Paley Center is premiering the BET’s New Edition mini series and welcoming the Jessie Collins (Executive Producer) and stars Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith and Woody McClain to talk about singing and dancing in the footsteps of a band that still influences boy/girl bands to this day (Boyz II Men, NSYNC, One Direction, Fifth Harmony and more).

BET going back to the 80’s with the rise and fall of the 80’s boy band that launched the careers of  Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. They were the fresh face kids that graced the wall of many a teenage girl and boy with great songs and the dances steps that EVERYONE tried to replicate at school dances!

The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 on BET.

BET’s The New Edition Story: World Premiere Screening & Conversation

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 pm PT
Los Angeles

IN PERSON

Scheduled to appear:
Elijah Kelley, “Ricky Bell”
Algee Smith, “Ralph Tresvant”
Luke James, “Johnny Gill”
Woody McClain, “Bobby Brown”
Keith Powers, “Ronnie Devoe”
Bryshere Y. Gray, “Michael Bivins”
Jesse Collins, Executive Producer

 

The Paley Center for Media proudly presents the World Premiere of BET’s ambitious three-part miniseries The New Edition Story. R&B supergroup New Edition helped establish the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from group members Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Johnny Gill. After three decades, the group’s stellar tenure in entertainment is celebrated in a three-part miniseries which follows them from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global megastardom—weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the often high cost of fame. Executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) in conjunction with Bell, Bivins, DeVoe, Gill, Tresvant, and Brown, The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on January 24 to 26, 2017, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on BET.

 

TICKETS ON SALE DATES
Paley Members get presale access and ticket discounts!
Tickets on sale to Paley Supporting & Patron Members NOW.  

Tix go on sale to Paley Individual Members Thursday, November 17 at noon
Tix go on sale to General Public Friday, November 18 at noon

 

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October 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

 

 

I must admit I wasn’t too sure how the CW would take such a good film as Frequency and turn it into a weekly show but when I saw the cast I was curious. I mean they have Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List and Riley Smith actors I’ve ‘known’ for years from TV and film who are able to disappear in a role. So I was not surprised that the preview I saw at the Paley Center 2016 Fall TV Preview was not just a solid effort but (pardon my language) DAMNED GOOD!

The premier episodes set up the story with a nod to the source material (the 2000 film with Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel but with updates since the series is in 2016. The biggest change is that Peyton Smith is gender sapped with Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) a woman who’s grown up with a long shadow over her life. The shadow of her father’s death Police Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) who died in the line of duty as a dirty cop. She grew up with her mother and a chip on her shoulder that makes her want to be the officer her father wasn’t. One day during her daughter’s bday an old transistor of her dads in the shed gets fixed by her boyfriend and it somehow connects with her father. This is the solid core of the series as Raimy gets to know her father through the radio and changes the course of all their lives. She begins to question what she knows and believes and begins to talk with his old partner Satch DeLeon (Mekhi Phifer) who is now her Captain that might not be as honest about her father as she believes.

What makes the series work is that it has such great meaty story with a mix of police procedural, mystery, family drama and a relatable emotional core. Fans of the film will tune in for the first episode and will not be disappointed with the fast pace, acting, story and mystery. It has a strong lead with Peyton List who’s able to be tough and emotional.

This series won’t get lost with all the other time-travel series this is one where it’s more alternative reality where the future is changed by the past. It has a moral quandary of ‘when you make a change to better YOUR family’ what are the unforeseen consequences? Is it right to or wrong and who decides what person should live or die.

I was hooked by the first episode and NOT just because I fangirled after interviewing Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List and Riley Smith all of who have been on shows I loved! It’s just a good solid mystery show that hits my nerd sweetspot! Tune into the premier and check out my interviews at cherrylosangeles @youtube 

THE CAST | Peyton List (The Tomorrow People), Riley Smith (The Messengers), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Devin Kelley (Resurrection), Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee), Daniel Bonjour (The Walking Dead) and Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie)

 

Frequency: Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has followed in her father’s footsteps becoming a NYPD officer working with his former partner/friend Captain Satch DeLeon (Mekhi Phifer). She lives with the shame that Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) died as a corrupt undercover Officer over 20 years ago. Was he a corrupt cop? In Frequency she gets a second chance to get to know her father and learn the truth with an old ham radio able to transmit from 1996. Raimy begins to question what she was told and tells Frank about his murder causing a chain of events that will rewrite history and may destroy her future.

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

It’s Groovy baby! Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 premier and he’s going home to Elk Grove, Michigan and he’s bringing the gang to meet his pops (Lee Majors), hometown bullies AND his HS sweetheart (Michelle Hurd)! I’ve spent the past week bingeing on the funnies, gooriest and scary shows on TV!

October is the perfect time to get your gore on with Ash and the gang. STARZ if giving fans a major treat with a free sampling of STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” season two premiere episode  exclusively on IGN’s Facebook page in advance of its STARZ premiere on TONIGHT at 8:00 pm ET/PT. A free multiplatform, nationwide sampling of the episode in its entirety will also be available online at Starz.com and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates as well as participating OTT partners beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 12:01 AM ET through October 9. The episode will also be available to STARZ subscribers via the STARZ app and STARZ ON DEMAND. The “Ash vs Evil Dead” sneak peek gives fans the chance to watch Episode 201, “Home,” exclusively on IGN’s Facebook page tonight at 7:00 pm PT followed by a live Q&A with Bruce Campbell (Ash Williams) and Lucy Lawless (Ruby). The episode will be available on IGN’s Facebook page through October 9.

I love Ash vs Evil Dead so much I subscribed with AppleTV and have been screaming with buttered popcorn on my couch!

 

About “Ash vs Evil Dead”

Since Season One, Ash has been living it up in Jacksonville with his loyal sidekick Pablo and revenge-filled Kelly. Season Two kicks off with a double-deadite battle royale interrupting the party, Ash is forced to return back to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan…and as always, Evilfollows him.

 

 

 

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead. Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order: SVU”) join the cast this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love, respectively.

 

Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To HellSpider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as Producers.

I had the opportunity to interview the cast at the Paley Center 2016 Fall TV Preview where I got clues for the upcoming season! I got to laugh with Michelle Hurd who’s playing Ash’s HS sweetheart!

Dana and I talked about being a kick assed chick!

Ray and I talked about Lee Majors joining the cast and our hair <tee hee>

 

It’s the best $8.99 per month you can spend. They even offer a 7-day free trial for new subscribers, fans now have the opportunity to receive instant access to more than 3,200 selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Power,” “Outlander” and the upcoming “American Gods,” premiering in 2017; to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Pixels, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Ricki and the Flash, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season one is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.

 

Follow “Ash vs Evil Dead” Online: 

Twitter: @AshvsEvilDead

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashvsevildead

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Join the conversation with: #AshvsEvilDead

 

STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ content in the app including every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.*

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September 14th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m so excited that I will be able to attend the final day of the Paley Center Fall TV Preview!

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I’m beside myself that I was able to swing a ticket to the sold out writers of the Mindy Project Panel (Hulu) and want to have my style game on POINT!

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I mean who doesn’t love Mindy’s fashion on the series? It’s always brightly colored, body conscious AND shows off her quirky personality. Normally TV series don’t influence my style but Mindy’s brown (like me) and curvy (like me but on a smaller scale). Of course I’m talking about Salvador Perez, a celebrated costume designer who’s worked with the casts of CastleMoonlightVeronica Mars and Pitch Perfect.

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Image result for Mindy Project styleThe mix of texture and color that he uses on her curvy body has allowed me to imagine wearing outfits like that but on a less expensive scale! Since I’m attending the final night of the 2016 Fall TV Preview am torn between a couple of dresses and outfits to mix and match. I’m coming straight from work so can’t wear anything TOO zany but would love for my fangirl/fanboy nation to suggest what I should wear to impress Mindy and the rest of the panel. Of course my FAVORITE is the girly bubble gum pink suit! The first time I saw this outfit I gasped I wanted it soo bad!

Mindy Sported Some Lavish Flashback Fashion on This Week's <em>The Mindy Project</em>

Courtesy of Hulu

Tie Waist Skirt Citronelle

Ah well enough Mindy Project Fashion Porn. Now for my outfits! I’m torn between wearing white blouse (like a jacket) with either the polka dot dress or one of the skirts with a t-shirt. Am I Mindy Project worthy??? Leave a comment below about what I should wear tomorrow and your favorite Mindy Style! ……

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Studio Tulle Midi Skirt Tibetan Stone

Spellbinding Ability Dress in Gold Dots by ModCloth

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Studio Split Poplin Back Top

Studio Split Poplin Back Top True White
Thursday, September 15 – HULU

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Special Event: The Mindy Project: Inside the Writers Room

 

The Mindy Project: Inside the Writers Room Panel featuring:

Mindy Kaling, Creator, Executive Producer and “Mindy Lahiri”

Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers”

Matt Warburton, Executive Producer

 

Additional guests to be announced.

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September 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

Event ImageWho’s excited about the new fall series coming to Fox? MEEEEE

 Well if you are a TV nut like myself and are in Los Angeles you can attend the PaleyFest with sneak previews of the first episodes of some of the shows that have fanboys and fangirls pretty excited. Fox is bringing a slate that will compliment returning series as well as bringing new fans to the network with a mix of original series and movies inspired by classic films. I’m very curious about Pitch a series created by Dan Fogelman & Rick Singer starring Kylie Bunbury who’s character is the first woman playing major league baseball breaking the glass baseball diamond. I’m planning to catch the first episode to support a series that reminds me of my beloved Sleepy Hollow (namely a lead black actress not that it’s supernatural mystery). The other series that fans get to have a panel is Lethal Weapon from a movie franchise from the 80’s that I never thought would be rebooted as a TV series. It’s starring Damon Wayans, Sr. and Clayne Crawford in a buddy cop series that has to walk a fine line between humor and gritty cop drama. Damon has come far from his days as a comic and has turned in good performances over the years so the question will be if the two guys have the chemistry necessary to make the show work. Now as a geek the series that has me salivating is Son of Zorn that will join my Sunday Fox animation domination. From the moment I saw the snippets at San Diego Comic Con I felt it was a great addition to Sundays! The voices are great and the mix of live action with animation looks like such fun! I was hoping they’d have a panel but hopefully I’ll see them at Wondercon or SDCC next year! The Exorcist is closing out the Fox night and am not a horror or exorcist fan I must admit I’ve never seen the movie or any real desire it looks horrifying! Sadly I won’t be covering the red carpet but plan to watch all of the new shows!

Are you heading to PaleyFest Fox Night? Let me know in the comments below what show you are looking forward to seeing this fall either a returning favorite or a new show! 

 

2016 LA PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Events Initial Lineup*

 

Thursday, September 8 – FOX

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of Pitch

 

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7:30 pm            Pitch panel featuring:

Kylie Bunbury, “Ginny Baker”

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Mike Lawson”

Rick Singer, Executive Producer

Kevin Falls, Executive Producer

8:10 pm            Screening of Lethal Weapon

8:35 pm            Lethal Weapon panel featuring:

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Damon Wayans, Sr., “Roger Murtaugh”

Clayne Crawford, “Martin Riggs”

Matt Miller, Executive Producer

9:10 pm            Screening of Son of Zorn  

 

 

9:30 pm            Screening of The Exorcist

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August 25th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m a huge fan of the Mindy Kaling Project and when it first premiered on Fox I was very curious about a female led series starring a woman who didn’t look like a lead cast member on TV normally. I fell in love with the zany series as I followed a woman that was like me. Doing OK with the career but love life was a complete diseaster always choosing the wrong guy for the wrong reason. 

Thursday, September 15 – HULU
PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Special Event: 
The Mindy Project: Inside the Writers Room
Mindy Kaling, Creator, Executive Producer and “Mindy Lahiri”
Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers”
Matt Warburton, Executive Producer

Image result for mindy project huluWhen Fox canceled the series I yelled <boo> from the rooftops the show wasn’t perfect but it was fun and one of the few series led by an Asian actress! When Hulu took the opportunity to continue the series I expected a big change from budget per episode to more freedom to explore adult subject matters. Hulu has delivered more a signature series that keeps me subscribing but no binging since it’s released weekly like network TV. 

PaleyFest Previews: The Mindy Project-Writer’s Room is SOLD OUT

I’ve always wanted to chat with not just the cast and producers but the writers of the series that embraces a quirky curvy woman who is confident and sexual. Well the Paley Center has answered my prayers! This year the Paley Fest opening Fall TV Preview 2016 will be a talk with the writers of the series. 

 

 

 

I want to chat with them about the major cast change of Danny and Mindy splitting up to accommodate his no longer being a FT cast member. Last season they explored co-parenting with humor and the sharp edges of two strong willed people still trying to control the other. I think the sixth season should be a great arc and able to focus on not only new regular cast members but more of her co-workers at the clinic. I really like the storyline of the egg clinic but it can be a story suck with not that much payback so hope they cut it down even further so that we can enjoy her interacting with dating, navigating being a single divorced mom and friendship. Every woman needs her crew!

If I get on the red carpet I want to ask about how they will handle Danny as a recurring character. Will he be written out or use text/phone calls/notes to keep the story of co-parenting. Does Hulu allow free reign with humor and adult subject matter or have they ever looked at a script and said that’s a step TOO far?!? Will you age up the child to create more comedy situations with him going to school and being a rebellious kid? I know that they have shoehorned a connection with the new doctor but I’d like her to be back on the market and dating ‘United Nations’ style! It’s hilarious when Mindy skewers the casual racism within POC communities. I’d love to have more episodes of Mindy interacting with the Indian and Asian communities with episodes of how Asian’s rank themselves, introducing her son to other interracial kids/families, a ‘funny’ episode about profiling and her exploring more Indian centric episodes with her family. I LOVE her brother he’s hilarious, handsome and can sing! Have they ever thought of a Bollywood/Musical episode with original music and lots of dancing! I love that Mindy loves her curvy body and that she’s a confidant sexual woman. For instance a suit makes you think of a line or episode? 

 

That’s a lot of questions but I am very curious about the writers of this zany series. What do you think I should ask the stars and writers? Leave the question below…..

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August 7th, 2016 by Cherry

Call for Entries: 2016 Paley DocPitch Competition

The Paley Center’s DocPitch Competition offers a $5,000 grant from A&E IndieFilms for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker (someone with two or less credits for directing feature documentary films, whether or not those films have been released).2016 DocPitch web

The Paley Center for Media is using this contest, now in its thirteenth year, to choose up to five finalists who will pitch their unfinished films to a panel of experts and producers in front of an audience. This event, the Paley DocPitch Competition, will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in New York. (There will be tickets for the public to attend this event. Details to be announced.)

To Enter Pitch Competition:

To enter this competition, you must submit no more than ten minutes of footage from an UNFINISHED or WORK-IN-PROGRESS feature-length documentary that you hope to pitch to our panel. You must also send in a printed and filled-out entry form (below).

We will judge entries based on the originality of your vision and the viability of the concept. At the pitch workshop, finalists will be judged by originality, viability, and the persuasiveness of their pitch to our panel of expert judges.

Deadlines to Enter:

Entries must be postmarked by deadline. Deadlines and fees are as follows:

• Earlybird Deadline: July 29, 2016 ($25 regular submission fee /
$20 for Withoutabox members with upgraded projects)

• Regular Deadline: August 12, 2016 ($30 / $25 Withoutabox discounted rate)

• Late DeadlineAugust 26, 2016 ($35 / $30 Withoutabox discounted rate)

Special Extended Deadline:
September 16, 2016 ($45 / $35 Withoutabox discounted rate)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline:
September 26, 2016 ($55 / $40 Withoutabox discounted rate)

There Are Two Ways to Submit Your Entry:

 

1) We accept entries through Withoutabox.

OR

2) To submit on your own, download the following PDF forms.

Overview |  Official Rules |  Entry Form & Submission Agreement

Then print out, sign, and mail a complete and fully executed copy of the Entry Form & Submission Agreement, along with your DVD, submission materials, and a check for your entry fee made out to The Paley Center for Media to:

Pitch Workshop
c/o The Paley Center for Media
9th Floor
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
PREVIOUS WINNERS
2015: Memories of a Penitent Heart directed by Cecilia Aldarondo
2014: The Pregnancy Exclusion directed by Rebecca Haimowitz
2013: The Age of Love directed by Steven Loring
2012: Eleven directed by Laura Paglin and Kahlil Pedizisai
2011: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini
2010: Charge directed by Mike Plunkett
2009: The Iran Job directed by Till Schauder
2008: Circo directed by Aaron Schock
2007: The House that Herman Built directed by Angad Bhalla
2006: Whatever it Takes directed by Christopher Wong
2005: Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
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