Panorama City Chamber of Commerce day & Anniversary Held at the Platinum Banquet Hall

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 3rd Anniversary and the 1st Year of “The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Day” at the Platinum Banquet Hall, located at 8704 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City CA. 91402.

Awardee Laura T. Sharpe and Artists For Trauma Ambassador Steve Bogna

This momentous date was declared by the California State Senate by a resolution granted by the Honorable CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg on March 15th, 2018. The resolution was presented at the Grand Opening of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Center on April 2nd, 2018.

Awardee Suzi Khatami

In addition to a star studded red carpet and press interviews, this year’s celebration featured the North Valley Military Institute’s Color Guard, the National Anthem by Grammy Award Nominee Songwriting Shane, live performances, the awards ceremony and a dinner. They also honored the Officers, board members, and volunteers who made the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce such a rousing success during the past year. As a special recognition, they honored local celebrities that have truly made a difference in the San Fernando Valley and in Panorama City.

Awardee Dustin Ferguson with special guest, Celebrity Fashion Designer Vida Craddock of Designs by Vida

The Offices of U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, CA. State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez attended.

Awardees Dawna Lee Heising, Vida Ghaffari and Amber Lynn
Chamber President Mejia with Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

Additional celebrities and VIPs in attendance were Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and GlobalTech, Motivational Speaker & Book Author), Songwriting Shane (Grammy Nominee), Matias Meza (Grammy Winning Producer) Juan Ignacio (Pop Singer), Klaudia Lua (TV Host), Philanthropist Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and CEO, Artists For Trauma), TV Personality Suzi Khatami (“Our View” show on ATV), Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model currently available on Redbox), Legendary Action Star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show, LA Talk Radio, Red Carpet Correspondent, Walk Against MS, Amber Lynn, Actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman) and Actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), among others were in attendance.

Awardees with Chamber President Saul Mejia

“As a lifelong resident of Panorama City, it is with great pride that I am president of our Chamber of Commerce and I get to interact and help businesses prosper in our fair city and acknowledge the many people out here for all they do for this great town, said Chamber President Mejia.

About the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce:

The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, which was incorporated in 2016, is composed of business professionals who are civic-minded citizens. Because of the Chamber’s volunteer work and financial support, Chamber membership gives members a blanket policy of community insurance. The Chamber’s mission is a collective effort to promote the welfare of our community and make it the best community in Los Angeles to shop, live,and to make a living in. The Chamber’s main aim is to maintain a proper balance of growth, shopping convenience, work, and recreation within our community. In addition, the Chamber strives to make Panorama City the most attractive community in the area through cleanups and beautification efforts. The Chamber is proud of our civic and service groups and is confident that through our combined efforts, we shall achieve our aims and remain “The Heart Of The Valley”.

About Saul Mejia:

Saul Mejia is a seasoned TV and Radio Host, an Executive, Business Leader, International Entrepreneur, and Elected Official in Panorama City with over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Business administration, and Public Speaking.

He has vast experience in the entertainment industry, politics, and the business world. He has worked for several companies and is currently a TV and Radio Host for the Spanish TV Show “Sentido Comun” con Klaudia Lua, Additionally, he is the President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, the President for Global Tech, a Board Member of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Member of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), Member of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), Member of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce and a former Elected Business Representative of the Panorama City Neighborhood Council (City of L.A.) where he also served as the Commerce Committee Chair. He has received several awards including 2 Special Congressional Recognitions and the Prestigious AMVETS Medal (American Veterans of Foreign Wars).

About Platinum Banquet Hall:

Platinum Banquet Hall has years of experience planning and staging world-class events, from weddings and large corporate parties to quinceañeras. Our dedication to making every event a moment to remember is what makes them one of the top event venues in Los Angeles.

Platinum Banquet Hall employs only the absolute finest events staff. Their event planners are professionals in the industry of planning weddings, quinceañeras, engagement parties, large corporate events, and any other event you may want to host. Each and every one of their staff brings a passion and dedication to the job that shines in everything they do. Their mission is to keep our clients happy from beginning to end.

More info about the event:
http://panoramachamber.com/

Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo and Dan Kennedy

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Hollywood’s Top Bad Guy Jasper Cole Guest Stars in ABC’s The Rookie tonight!

Hollywood’s top bad guy, Jasper Cole, guest stars in ABC’s popular show, The Rookie, tonight at 10pm PST/9pm Central as Crackhead Fred. His larger than life career spans various mediums like stage, film, and TV and touches millions of fans around the world.

Jasper Cole

As a multi award-winning veteran character actor with over a 100 TV/film credits, Cole continues his villainous streak having co-starred in the box office smash hit film, The Purge: Anarchy as a “Homeless Man” produced by Michael Bay and Jason Blum, in Captured, as “Shelly” starring Brittany Curran and Kristin Prout and Model Home as “Walker” opposite Emmy winner Kathy Baker and Monique Gabriella Curnen.

This Athens, Georgia native also played the lead role of “Bad Cop” in the horror/thriller Savage Sistas and as “Dark Butler” in the horror film Spirits opposite Lynn Lowry as well as “Peter” in Awaken The Shadowman, starring Jean Smart. He appears as “Jacques De Leon” in the new CBS Drama, Training Day, opposite Bill Paxton. He also guest starred in American Horror Story and booked roles on Baskets and WestWorld.

Still of Jasper Cole
Still of Jasper Cole in Model Home, which is being distributed by Buffalo 88

Watch for him as “Goobler” in the series Palamino & Swissy.” He also played a “Homeless Man” opposite Tatiana Ali in the TV movie,  Second Sight. He was seen in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as “The Oolong Slayer” opposite Andy Sandberg and Andre Baugher. This prolific actor also co-starred in the  hit horror film, Hansel & Gretel as “John”, iconic actress, Dee Wallace’s son. Jasper has appeared in dozens of theatrical productions and national TV commercials and has guest starred on some of television’s top shows,including, C.S.I., MarriedWith Children, Saved By The Bell, Touched by An Angel, Party Of Five, LaFemme Nikita, Tales From The Crypt, Baywatch, Pacific Blue and Clueless. Jasper has obtained critical acclaim for his work on Michael Eisner’s Emmy Nominated series, Prom Queen, his unforgettable stint on Everybody Hates Chris and his recurring role on the ABC series, The Forgotten, starring, Christian Slater. He has also guest starred on HBO’s hit series Funny Or Die Presents and appeared regularly in various comedy sketches for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Jasper Cole on set

Film and TV audiences will also remember Jasper as “Reno”, the bad cowboy, in the award winning Showdown at Seven commercials for the popular movie website, Fandango, and he appeared in the popular national Direct TV commercials opposite Rob Lowe. You can see him worldwide as a Pirate in the 1-800-contact commercials as well. Nickelodeon fans know Jasper as “Oswald” in the final season of their hit series Victorious and he appeared in several episodes of the hit syndicated series, Outlaw Empires. Once established as Hollywood’s “bad guy”, it was a matter of time before Jasper graced the big screen. He has appeared in multiple films such as 18 Again, Alien Nation, Get Your Stuff, Friday the 13th Part VIII, and Urban Assault-Tko. This talented actor flaunted his sinister side and became an International sensation as Val Kilmer’s sidekick, “Zeke Pleshette” in the blockbuster MacGruber alongside Ryan Phillipe, Kristin Wiig and Will Forte. The film has gained cult status on DVD and TV. He also starred in Mike Bruining’s Dark Sacrifice. Cole is also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio/TV show One On One With Jasper Cole, which is currently in its’ third season.

More info at http://imdb.me/www.jaspercole.com

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Presyon’s West Coast Launch Party

On April 3rd, Presyon Apparel had its much anticipated red carpet launch event at the swanky W hotel in the heart of Hollywood at 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

Presyon models by the fire

Their event host was the fabulous Vida Ghaffari, award-winning actress and blogger of SoVeryVida, who is an inspiring woman and the perfect fit on the red carpet and who entertained their VIP guests with a few short segments in-between the program. “I was honored to host this esteemed event, which had a great fashion show of Presyon’s amazing styles. This launch event was the perfect combination of fitness, fashion, beauty and entertainment and it was in the center of Hollywood!,” said Ghaffari.

Presyon models on the red carpet

In addition to the red carpet, Natasha Capp of the popular Hollywood Improv was the opening with her hilarious comedy set. There was a fashion show with athletic models dressed in Presyon. Hair and makeup was by Cinema Secrets Pro. The runway director was established Hollywood makeup artist and stylist Andy Calero. There also was exotic and luxury cars (Rolls Royce, Ferrari, and McLaren) on display that added even more style to this splashy event.

Telli Swift looking fab on the red carpet!

There were countless celebrities in attendance and they honored Tactical180 charity ORG: https://www.tactical180.org/

Jaimi King of The Bachelor
Mason & Jules on the red carpet with a Presyon model

SPONSORS:

Crystal Quinn Art, Skincare 90210, International Model Castings, Polaris Marketing, Cinema Secrets Pro make-up, The Pisco club, Arilan Skincare, Bulletproof, Club Pilates Noho, W Hollywood, Beyond the Beauty and NutriVsta Pink Coconut Water.

Presyon models
Event host Vida with Andy and Wendi of Cinema Secrets

About Presyon:

Presyon is an Manhattan-based activewear line that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of both the professional and everyday athlete. Drawing its inspiration from the word pressure, the brand itself symbolizes the image of athletes who push themselves to their maximum potential. Our uniquely designed apparel gives the wearer support, comfort, mobility and fashion-forward style.

Presyon came to life when the founders realized so much of the fitness apparel available in today’s market was lacking in quality and authentic performance enhancement. The founders, everyday athletes themselves, understand the unique needs of the market and with backgrounds in the garment industry, so they know how to effectively source the best materials to bring the products that provide actual performance enhancement to market.

Although Presyon’s current perception is that of an athlete only brand, it was designed with special consideration to the needs of the everyday athlete in helping them to perform like a professional. Presyon will deliver value to its customers and support their active and happy lifestyles. This results in creating clothing that makes customers look and feel great.

More info about the line at https://www.presyon.com/

@presyon_official on IG

Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/WENN and FabUPlus Magazine

Dustin Brown

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The 19TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT OFFICIAL RED CARPET CELEBRATES 130 FILMS

On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — The 19th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) honored producer Mike Medavoy (Black Swan, Zodiac, Miss Potter, Shutter Island, and BHFF 2019 film, Sacheen)with its Legends Award at this year’s event.

On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

The fest presented its 2019 line-up of 130 competition films. The kick-off was on Wednesday, April 3rd, with the Opening Night Red Carpet event at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (6925 Hollywood Boulevard). For five days, the BHFF hosted red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions and after-parties, culminating in the annual Awards Gala, held at the The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard), on Sunday, April 7th.

On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

The Hollywood Press Corps was honored to have Valerie Huffman Herring covering the red carpet. The following photos are from Valeries’s red carpet coverage. BHFF19 Legends Award Recipient producer Mike Medavoy; Nino Simone, BHFF president and founder; and BHFF19 Jury Member Kelly Le BrockFrom the Los Angeles Premiere of Unorganized Crime: two-time Oscar winner for Green Book, Nick Vallelonga.  From the West Coast Premiere of Olympians”: Meghan Sunder (Lost Girls)Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D.)Andrew Pifko, and Joe Coffey (Dream Murder Machine).  From the World Premiere of Salami on WhiteLarry Hankin (Barry, Breaking Bad, Friends).  From The Fabulous Chi Ali”: Chi Ali and guest Dres of Black SheepFrom the World Premiere of SargassoJeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan) and Amber Sweet (The Space Between).  From “Scrap”:Anthony Rapp (Rent) Vivian Kerr (Castle).  From the West Coast Premiere of Caretakers”: George Loomis (Ghost Story Club)Christopher Cousins (The Grudge 2)Katalina Viteri (Simi Valley)Ali Bavarian (Hollywood Fiction), and Mark Moses (Homeland).  

On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

From the North American Premiere of LimboVeronica Cartwright (Alien), Richard Riehle (The Office), Lew Temple (Walking Dead, The Devil’s Rejects), Scottie Thompson (12 Monkeys) and Chad Lindberg (“Supernatural,” “Fast & Furious”). From the North American Premiere of “In God I Trust”: Marc Senior (Timeless)Steven Roberts (Tully)Cameron Bancroft (Beverly Hills 90210)Roan Curtis (Before I Fall), and Lindsay Gibson (The Whispers).

On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring
On the red carpet at the 19th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival. Photo by Valerie Huffman Herring

From the World Premiere of Will ‘The Machine’Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther). From CarouselJoseph Morgan (The Originals), Persia White (The Vampire Diaries)Mecca White (Girlfriends). From I Am Not BrokenFawzia Mirza (Signature Move).  From the Los Angeles Premiere of AuggieChristen Harper (Entourage),among others.
The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to next years festival!

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Presyon Apparel’s Red Carpet Launch Event

On April 3rd, Presyon Apparel will have its much anticipated red carpet launch event at the swanky W hotel in the heart of Hollywood at 6250 Hollywood Blvd. The red carpet is from 6pm to 7pm and the event is from 7pm to 10:30pm.

Presyon logo

Our event host is the beautiful Vida Ghaffari, award-winning actress and blogger of SoVeryVida, who is an inspiring woman and the perfect fit on the red carpet and who can entertain our VIP guests with a few short segments in-between the program.

Presyon top and leggings

In addition to the red carpet, Natasha Capp of the famed Hollywood Improv will open with her hilarious comedy set. There will be a fashion show with athletic models dressed in Presyon. Hair and makeup will be by Cinema Secrets Pro. The runway director is established Hollywood makeup artist and stylist Andy Calero. There will also be exotic and luxury cars (Rolls Royce, Ferrari, and Mclaren) on display to add to this splashy event.

WHO: Celebrities and VIPs expected:

Event host and actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Traci Bingham (Baywatch), Shanna Moakler (former Miss USA), fashion icon Janice Dickinson (America’s Next Top Model), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show Amber Lynn, actress Bella Thorne, Legendary action star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman), Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and Global Tech), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), celebrity fashion designer Adolfo Sanchez, Geraldine Moreno (actress), Jaimi King- Bachelor contestant (Nick Viall’s season), Jayson Bernard & Roberto Rosario from Jr Productions (ft. on Netflix), Jacques Derosena (actor & Facebook app cover face), Gunnar Peterson (celebrity coach), Mason & Julez (band, performing live), Melissa Pelone (celebrity fashion designer), Kendal Brenneman (Actress), Mark Labella (actor-NCIS Los Angeles), Stacia Gates (Art Quench Magazine), Neil D’Monte (Jurassic World and Batman V. Superman), Patti Negri (Travel Channel’s #1 show Ghost Adventures), Gloria Garayua (How to Get Away with Murder), Bonnie Zavala (International Model Castings #IMC), Rachele Royale (singer, actress), Kash Hovey (actor), Serena Laurel (actress), Kathy Kolla (actress), Dalton Cyr (musician, actor) Farokh Sarmad of @Goodlife Inc (luxury platform), Giorgia Mondani (Rolex books author and Mondani Magazine owner), Bonnie Zavala (International Model Castings #IMC), Charles Chen (Wonderland Festival), Didi Roberts (Art Hearts Fashion), Ken Alcazar (Style Fashion Week), Aimee Shackelford and Johnny Valencia (Gold Rush Rally and Fuel Run), George Sukunyan (JP logistics) and many more.

Parking: Valet, Metered Street Parking, but lyft and uber are highly encouraged

ATTIRE: business casual

We are honoring Tactical180 charity ORG: https://www.tactical180.org/

SPONSORS:

Crystal Quinn Art, Skincare 90210, International Model Castings, Polaris Marketing, Cinema Secrets Pro make-up, The Pisco club, Arilan Skincare, Bulletproof, Club Pilates Noho, W Hollywood, and NutriVsta Pink Coconut Water.

About Presyon:

Presyon is an Manhattan-based activewear line that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of both the professional and everyday athlete. Drawing its inspiration from the word pressure, the brand itself symbolizes the image of athletes who push themselves to their maximum potential. Our uniquely designed apparel gives the wearer support, comfort, mobility and fashion-forward style.

Presyon came to life when the founders realized so much of the fitness apparel available in today’s market was lacking in quality and authentic performance enhancement. The founders, everyday athletes themselves, understand the unique needs of the market and with backgrounds in the garment industry, so they know how to effectively source the best materials to bring the products that provide actual performance enhancement to market.

Although Presyon’s current perception is that of an athlete only brand, it was designed with special consideration to the needs of the everyday athlete in helping them to perform like a professional. Presyon will deliver value to its customers and support their active and happy lifestyles. This results in creating clothing that makes customers look and feel great.

More info about the line at https://www.presyon.com/

Dustin Brown

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