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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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May 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

“I grew up with horror movies and even before I was watching Argento & Italian horror, I was binging on the classic Universal Monsters movies and the 60s/70s bloody colorful Hammer movies. Karloff, Lugosi, Lee, Cushing, were all childhood friends of mine so needless to say I was ecstatic when Vice Press asked me to do a Hammer Dracula poster – been wanting to do that for ages. Hope all the love I have for Hammer and Christopher Lee shows.” – Francesco Francavilla

 

I learned that Vice Press next officially licensed screen print movie poster will be from the 1966 Hammer Horror classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness, starring Christopher Lee as Dracula with art by Francesco Francavilla. Vice Press is a company focused on producing artwork that celebrates British and European pop culture and the Hammer Horror movies was a dream for them to acquire the license rights. They are honored to work with an artist to produce a series celebrating one of cinema¹s most iconic characters as portrayed by one of the most legendary actors of cinema, the late Sir Christopher Lee. The collaboration with Francesco Francavilla was perfect synergy of fan love and art reflective of the time when the film was released.

Francesco’s art perfectly matches the character and subject and captures the spirit of the classic 60s illustrated movie posters.

 

Dracula: Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla Edition of 120 24 x 36 inches 100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper 7 Colours Printed by Vahalla Studios £40

 

As a child I remember being frightened by the atmospheric Dracula Prince of Darkness starring Christopher Lee. This Dracula horror film is so different than the ones today full of scarlet red blood and leaving nothing to the imagination. It’s why seeing this poster makes me remember this classic film full of fear of shadows that made me hide under the bed as a child. Its why I am quite delighted to see Francesco’s new Screen Print Art Poster from Vice Press. Despite not seeing the film in decades this brings Christopher Lee back to life for me with his velvet voice full of promise of something I had no real understanding. Hmm maybe I should watch it again with a woman’s eyes . Even if I don’t track down a copy to watch these screen prints would be a scary delight on my walls with Christoper’s eyes following me full of naked desire for my rich blood!

 

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Variant) by Francesco Francavilla Edition of 60 24 x 36 inches 100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper 7 Colours Printed by Vahalla Studios £50

 

Mark your calendar to order your print set by Francesco Francavilla available Friday, May 6th at 6pm BST exclusively on www.Vice-Press.com.  These Francesco Francavilla print sets will be popular for monster, vampire and Christopher Lee fans all over the world. 

 

About Francesco Francavilla:

Francesco Francavilla is a NY Times Best-selling Author, Award-winning Storyteller, Creator, Comic book Writer & Artist and Illustrator known for his creator-owned series The Black Beetle and pulp-inspired comic covers. Francesco Francavilla is also known for his work on DC Comics Detective Comics series with writer Scott Snyder.

 

http://www.francescofrancavilla.com

http://francavillarts.tumblr.com

Twitter @f_francavilla

 

 

About Vice Press:

Vice Press are a U.K based print house focused on producing fully licensed art prints and screen printed posters featuring primarily British and European properties from movies, television and literature.

Vice Press work with both up and coming and well-known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.

 

www.vice-press.com

Facebook.com/VicePressNews

Twitter @VicePressNews

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March 22nd, 2016 by Cherry

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Loot Crate is moving on up to offer fans the next level in the monthly subscription game.

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It’s called Loot Crate DX and it’s putting luxury into geek hands for $49.99 (retail value $100.00). Loot Crate announced the new premium box at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con and hints of what to expect when the first box arrives on your doorstep. The first box will have items from Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda and World of

Loot Crate DX is priced at $49.99 (including S/H)

Warcraft and other geek culture franchises … oh my what a fun treat! The new DX crate will include
curated high-quality collectibles, apparel, home goods and surprises that will appeal to the geek lover who loves the lifestyle. The subscription boxes introduces subscribers to beloved and new characters that can be word or played to your hearts 194517-600x900_LootGaming_Legacy_Artwork_v2-f3c6ae-original-1454089062content. You can still subscribe to the original Loot Crate or the Loot Gaming Crate (April sold out already) or Loot Crate Anime in partnership with Crunchy Roll (has sold out every month). The fans speak every month with over half million Looters for the original Loot Crate subscription service. Loot Crate’s relationships with the hottest video game, entertainment and consumer product companies in the world, including Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Activision, Minecraft, Bethesda and many more is what keeps fans looking forward to the box in the mail every month! I know I’m hoping to get my first box soon! Which one would you choose? Leave a comment below rather you will try out one of the specialty boxes or keep enjoying the original with lots of surprises!

 

“Loot Crate was created to help give a voice to fans of pop culture around the World,” said Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Loot Crate. “Those fans have told us they would like to see bigger, bolder and higher end offerings. This is our response, and we know Looters and soon to be Looters will be incredibly pleased with the result.”

 

*Items shown are examples. Some but not all crates include wearables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LOOT CRATE
Loot Crate™ was founded in 2012 by an entrepreneurial team of geeks and gamers who thought that online retail was missing the sense of community, interactivity and mystery that we fell in love with at shows like Comic-Con and PAX. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.

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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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June 4th, 2015 by Cherry

MEET ME AT THE 2015 STAN LEE’S COMIKAZE THIS FALL!

I’m excited to attend the 5th Annual Comikaze Expo Weekend from October 30 to November 1st this fall! This is the little comic con that is fun for casual geeks looking to explore the con lifestyle as well experienced cosplayers who want a casual vibe. I recommend this to everyone who’s a fan of the Father of Comic Book’s Stan Lee! Every year he has a great display of his personal collection of action figures, toys, art and items from his decades working on this art form. Literally Stan was their at the beginning before being a comic geek was cool! Even if you don’t know his name you know his work from Avengers to Hulk to Spiderman to .. well everyone!

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If you’ve never attended the Expo now is your chance to pick up a pass for $55 to celebrate five years of our local LA Comic Con. If you want to check out the schedule: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo of L.A.’s ultimate comic and pop culture convention or buy a Three-Day badge a (only available for a limited time) at the June 3 price of $55. Buy your 3-day Pass here I mean how often do you get the chance to see Stan Lee in person????  Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is a meeting place for pop culture, comic book, horror, gaming and sci-fi fans who love to cosplay or check out cosplayers (don’t forget cosplay is NOT consent so please respect everyone).

Since the expo gets more and more poplar every years they are expanding from just the South Hall to accommodate more attendees at the L.A. Convention Center. This expansion makes the 2015 show better than ever with 300,000 square feet of events, games, celebrity appearances, panel discussions, contests and a marketplace with the hottest apparel and accessories.

2015 Highlights:

  • Announced Guests: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is already gearing up to be an amazing show, with the initial announcement of luminaries Stan Lee and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark plus comic artists Mike Mignola(Hellboy), Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher) and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans).
  • Free Autograph Coupons: Get a coupon for a complimentary autograph from participating celebrities on-site at the show with any full price paid adult admission, October 30-November 1, 2015 (quantities are limited).
  • Annual Cosplay Contest: Enter to win $10,000 in prizes during L.A.’s hottest contest.
  • The Ultimate Kids Halloween Trick-or-Treat: On October 31, come to Comikaze Expo for the safest daytime trick-or-treat location in the city – featuring hundreds of candy-giving exhibitors.
  • A Spook-tacular Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest: Back by popular demand, this costume contest is for kids 12 and under with prizes for the best, cutest, and most original costumes.

Additional details for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo including guests and events will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.comikazeexpo.comfor more information and to sign up for email updates.

Date(s): Friday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.Saturday, October 31, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.Sunday, November 1, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Location: L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Ages: All ages welcome, kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: Three-Day show passes $55.00 (limited time offer), kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by paid adult admission.

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May 17th, 2014 by Cherry

Who you gonna call???? Ghostbusters!!!  We all remember the phrase and laughed with Bill, slimer that crazy scamp and of course my gal Sigourney!  If you are in Los Angeles head over to the opening night exhibit at Gallery 1988 and consider grabbing some pop culture art in homage to a beloved movie!

Don’t despair since it’s a Traveling Art show so follow slimer and get some culture!

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Flowers, vases and streams—that stuff all worked okay for Monet, but imagine what he could’ve done with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.Saturday at Gallery 1988, you’ll see more than 80 artists’ works based on Ghostbusters. Once you get past the gatekeeper.
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Opening reception May 17, 7-10pm,Ghostbusters 30th at Gallery 1988, 7308 Melrose Ave, 323-937-7088

 

A traveling art show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this incredible film including original artwork, limited edition prints & apparel

New York: April 19 – 26

69 Leonard Street

(between Church & Broadway)

New York, NY 10013

 

 

Los Angeles: May 17 – June 1st

Gallery 1988 (West)

7308 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

 

Chicago: June 20 – 22

Rotofugi

2780 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

 

San Diego: Comic-Con
San Diego Convention Center
Booth #1806

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May 10th, 2014 by Cherry

If your on the East Coast buy tickets to attend the first event Vulture Festival from NYMag one of my favorite magazines!  It’s chuck full of all the things that I enjoy about NYMag a bit of snark, lots of wit, humor and interesting viewpoints from smart people!

Vulture.com, New York magazine’s culture and entertainment site, presents the first-ever VULTURE FESTIVAL – a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film and more.  Join us May 10 -11 for a pop culture extravaganza!

The First Ever Vulture Festival

MAY 10-11
NEW YORK CITY

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A Pop Culture Extravaganza!

Vulture + New York magazine present the first-ever Vulture Festival, a pop culture extravaganza! Celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film and more, the Vulture Festival aims to bring the witty, in-depth, critical coverage found on the web to life with two jam-packed days of events. Join us May 10-11 for live performances, screenings, animated conversations and more with your favorite celebrities and Vulture editors.

More programming to be announced soon!

Saturday Schedule

Chelsea Artist Tour with Jerry Saltz
David Milch and Matt Zoller Seitz
Fort Tilden Screening & Stella Artois Reception
The Greatest Panel in Television Historyn
Animated Voices
The Art of Songwriting with Jason Robert Brown
M.I.A. + Solange Live in Concert

Sunday Schedule

Brunch with Rufus Wainwright
Vulture Book Club
Costume Designers Roundtable
Pop Culture Trivia Night
Comedy Night

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