Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carnival Of Darkness Short Film Festival August 6th

The 1st Annual Carnival of Darkness short film festival will be held August 6th at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, Ca.

Carnival of Darkness showcases the very best new work from independent horror filmmakers. This celebration of ‘creepy’ and original film shorts and music videos will culminate in a one hour panel discussion featuring top names in the horror world.

Co-producers Alex Bram and Leah Cevoli have selected the historic landmark Crest Theater not only because of its state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment and large seating capacity (465 seats), but also because it exemplifies the indie spirit of the festival. The Crest is one of the last remaining independently owned and operated theaters in Los Angeles.

Panel Speakers:
Juliet Landau- Actor (Buffy/Angel),
Marc Sheffler- Actor (Last House on The Left),
Katt Shea-Director (The Rage: Carrie 2, Poison Ivy),
Jason Miller- Musician (Godhead),
Stephen Wozniak- Actor (Exorcism).

Panel Moderator:
Leah Cevoli- Actor/Writer (Deadwood, Robot Chicken)

When: Thursday August 6th
Where: The Majestic Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd 90024
Admission: $10
Doors: 8:00pm

This event is all ages, open to the public, general admission seating.
Refreshments Available.

For More Info:
Alex Bram (Producer) -
Leah Cevoli (Producer/Host) Leah@LeahCe
Belinda Thomas (Publicist)

Website Coming Soon:

*Panel Line-Up subject to change based on schedules and availability*

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cuba Travel Services Offers Non-Stop Flights from L.A. to Havana

Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will begin offering non-stop weekly flights from LAX to Havana starting June 30, 2009. The move comes as The Obama Administration recently lifted travel restrictions to Cuba. This gives Cubans people greater ease to visit their relatives in that country.

"President Obama has directed that a series of steps be taken to reach out to the Cuban people to support their desire to enjoy basic human rights and to freely determine their country's future," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

For more information on visiting Cuba call, 1-800-963-2822 or visit: Travel

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Strand and Shorebreak Hotel Opens In Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach welcomes a new ocean front destination for locals and visitors with the grand opening celebration for The Strand – a shopping, dining and entertainment complex that features Shorebreak Hotel, the latest premier boutique property from Joie de Vivre. The Strand opening also will recognize and honor the city’s Centennial.

On Saturday, May 16 the public is invited to a “block party” at The Strand that begins at noon with a dedication of the signature art installation “Waterline” created by renowned artists Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren. The action stays on The Strand’s main thoroughfare, 5th Street, with activities for the kids, contests and live performances from Pawn Shop Kings, Meg & Dia and The Maine.

Just steps from the pier, the collection of shops and eateries at The Strand include Ra Sushi, Forever 21, Active Ride Shop, Rip Curl, Merrilee’s Swimwear, CVS Pharmacy, New Zealand Natural Ice Cream, the new Zimzala Restaurant at Shorebreak, Johnny Rockets opening later in May and Angl opening in June. Dotted along the sidewalks are an eclectic array of colorful cart retailers.


Free events open to the public:
Noon – Dedication of “Waterline” art piece with the artists, Mayor and city leaders
1:00 p.m. – Children’s art activities

1:30 p.m. – Live performance: Pawn Shop Kings
2:00 p.m. – RVCA Team signing at Active Ride
3:00 p.m. – Ice cream eating contest at New Zealand Natural
4:00 p.m. – Surfing champs Timmy Turner and Tom Curren signing at Rip Curl

7:00 p.m. – Live performance: Meg & Dia

8:00 p.m. – Live performance: The Maine

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2009
12:00 noon to 9:30 p.m. – Hotel tours available

WHERE: The Strand

155 5th Street, Huntington Beach, enter parking on 6th Street

Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, P: 714.861.4470, F: 714.861.4475, Reservations: 877.744.1117
source: businesswire

Monday, May 11, 2009

Join the Browncoats for the 2009 Can't Stop the Serenity screenings!

Joss Whedon’s fans, the Browncoats, organized 2009 screenings of his film Serenity to benefit Equality Now. Equality Now is an organization whose mission is to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

The events are planned all through out the summer with a stop in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on June 14, 2009.

For more info, check out the website @: SERENTIY

Full Schedule Below:

Calendar of events for 'Can't Stop the Serenity 2009'!!

24 May 2009
Dallas, TX US - CSTS Music Showcase

6 June 2009
Toronto, ON CA

14 June 2009
Los Angeles, CA US

16 June 2009
Nottingham, UK

19 June 2009
Boston, MA US

20 June 2009
Albuquerque, NM US
Boston, MA US
Des Moines, IA US
Orange County, CA US
Toronto, ON CA
Yellow Springs, OH US

21 June 2009
San Diego, CA US

23 June 2009
Riverside, CA US
Yellow Springs, OH US

26 June 2009
Baltimore, MD US

27 June 2009
Arlington, VA US
Charlotte, NC US
Daytona Beach, FL US
Denver, CO US
Ft Lauderdale, FL US
Honolulu, HI US
Philadelphia, PA US
Portland, OR US
Vancouver, BC CA

28 June 2009
Austin, TX US
New York City, NY US
Raleigh, NC US

29 June 2009
Raleigh, NC US

4 July 2009
Warwick, UK

5 July 2009
Launceston, TAS AU

11 July 2009
Dallas, TX US
Madison, WI US

12 July 2009
San Antonio, TX US

18 July 2009
Seattle, WA US

7 August 2009
St. Louis, MO US

7-9 August 2009
Nashville, TN US - Weekend Event

27 September 2009
Atlanta, GA US

Terminator Salvation Director McG Apple Store Appearance

Join director McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) as he discusses his
latest film, TERMINATOR SALVATION, the highly anticipated new installment in
the Terminator film franchise. The movie is set in post- apocalyptic 2018,
where the future that John Connor (Christian Bale) was raised to believe in
has been altered.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Apple Store, Third Street Promenade
1248 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters on Thursday, May 21.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Anvil will perform live at the Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles on Wednesday May 13 in Los Angeles at 10:30pm. The band is the subject of a popular rock documentary featured at The Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals.

, Sacha Gervasi's exhilarating rock n’ roll documentary following metal band Anvil, continues its local engagement highlighted by a very special event!

See the film, immediately followed by a LIVE ANVIL PERFORMANCE with band members Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and G5.
Buy advance tickets!

Please note this one-time event is at the Nuart, while the ongoing regular engagement of ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL continues with daily shows at The Landmark, 10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Official Film Website: Anvil! The Story Of ANVIL
To Purchase Tickets: TICKETS

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Public Enemies Debut at LA Film Festival

Michael Mann's new movie Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp is the centerpiece movie of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival runs from June 18 - June 28.

Public Enemies (DIRECTOR Michael Mann WRITERS Ronan Bennett and Michael Mann & Ann Biderman PRODUCERS Kevin Misher, Michael Mann CAST Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochran, Billy Crudup, and Stephen Dorff) - In the action-thriller Public Enemies , acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.

For special offers to the attend the festival, click here: LAFEST