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Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

Unity at The Universe Multicultural Film Festival

It truly was a small world after all this past weekend, as the Universe Multicultural Film Festival united the diverse worlds of film, fashion and finance. The festival held their lavish red Carpet Awards Ceremony at the RHCC Community Center in Rolling Hills Estates.

Awardee Laurene Landon dazzles in a beautiful green gown

Celebrities in attendance from the event were Lynn Tang, Festival Founder and President, Awardees Aki Aleong (Babylon 5, Walker, Texas Ranger), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Chuck Norris’ An Eye For An Eye), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Sky, the #1 trending movie on Netflix opposite Norman Reedus) and presenter actor/filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, Lazarus: Day of the Dead). Aleong received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Landon received the Trailblazer Award, and Novak received the Living Legend Award.

Awardees Aki Aleong and Mel Novak

The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring to the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from the world and is committed to enlightening the public with a unique international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities. The Festival focuses on showcasing diverse cultural and heritages films, supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, independent spirit and vision of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions into all aspects of the Festival, this Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and background to participate and share the harmony of the universe. In addition to the awards ceremony, this three day festival will have screenings, panels and a fashion show.

Presenter Thomas J. Churchill with awardees Laurene Landon and Mel Novak on the red carpet

This prominent festival was founded by Lynn Tang. Ms. Tang is a film and Broadway musical producer. She is the executive director of Universe Multicultural Film Festival; director of San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival; Founder of Epic ACG Fest; Chairwoman of Maeya Art Festival.

Laurene gives a wonderful and witty acceptance speech with fabulous presenter Thomas J. Churchill

As a film producer, her feature movie “Hiding Sword ” (in China and Hollywood) won the best actor & actress awards at the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Festival. Recently, she served as the executive producer of the Hollywood film “Senior Entourage” starring Hollywood Icons Ed Asner, Mark Rydell, Dick Van Dyke, Helen Reddy; Marion Ross and Charlie Robinson.

Awardees Aki Aleong and Mel Novak

As a Broadway musical producer, her production “Chen Ying Rescuers the Orphan “made to Dolby Theater (Oscar award Home theater) in October 2016. It become the first Broadway Musical to debut at in Dolby theater in history.

Mel’s motivational acceptance speech with Thomas J. Churchill and festival official

For the past 5 years in a row, she has been appointed as the film jury and international commissioner of Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival ( Korea) and for two years in a row as the Asian Film Block director of the Broadway International Film Festival -Ensenada ( Mexico).

Awardees Mel Novak and Laurene Landon
Awardee Mel Novak and festival founder Lynn Tang
Awardee Laurene Landon and presenter Thomas J. Churchill

Before the entertainment industry, she was a Project Manager specializing in international business exchanges and has served as a management specialist for Fortune 500 companies. She is the Shanghai (China) Zhabei District Investment Advisor and currently serves as the vice chairwoman of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group. Given Ms. Tang’s background, This international festival will unite the worlds of film, fashion and finance. Bravo to Lynn and her team for putting this incredible festival together.

For more info, please go to http://umfilms.org/

All photos are courtesy of Sheri Determan/PR Photos

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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nonTransferable Transfers the Love in this Modern Internet Age

The rom-com nonTransferable held their red carpet launch event on Monday, February 13th at the kitschy Now Boarding in heart of West Hollywood. This film was almost entirely shot in Turkey, and it would take Iranian-American attorney Nadia Davari to bridge the gap between east and west as the legal counsel of this international film. Davari reps Lightening Entertainment, a noted production company and distributor of the film.

The film’s poster. Photo courtesy of nonTransferable

Interestingly enough, this film had an exclusive 4K Ultra HD Release of the Original Independent Film on UltraFlix before it hits theaters.  All of this is in conjunction with NanoTech Entertainment, who provides the innovative 4K experience to consumers and has a strategic partnership with SWIG MEDIA and Lightning Entertainment. UltraFlix has secured digital distribution rights to nonTransferable motion picture.  This partnership is helping to usher in the Company’s expansion of premiere film presentations and original programs on the UltraFlix network.

Still of the film. Photo courtesy of Davidson Vorhes

James Walker, President of Lightning Entertainment, and Forest Robin, Head of Digital Distribution lead the team working with the filmmakers spearheading this distribution deal.  Walker noted “The entertainment industry is looking increasingly at new models using the digital platforms to release and bring attention to films in ways other than through costly P&A.  Lightning Entertainment is positioned to leverage our relationship with SWIG Media’s next generation digital distribution capabilities and content partners to bring wonderful new movies like nonTransferable to the market in new and unique ways.”

Actors Brendan Bradley and Amin Joseph on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Fred Parvaneh

As for the film, nonTransferable follows the adventures of Amy Tyler (Ashley Clements), a bleeding heart romantic who books a surprise vacation of a lifetime for her boyfriend Josh Merit (Christopher Nicholas Smith). When he abruptly breaks up with her on their anniversary, Amy is stuck with the non-transferable tickets in his name. Dealt with a difficult and time sensitive situation, Amy’s clever friends suggest that if she can’t change the tickets…why not change the guy? She comes across another Josh Merit (Brendan Bradley, who also wrote and directed the film) and the sparks fly.

This film also stars Amin Joseph, Shanna Malcolm, Katie Wee, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Sara Fletcher, Cem Baza, Monika Jolly, Daniel Vincent Gordh, Julia Cho, Joey Richter, Jessica Andres and Cigdem Önat.

In addition to the wonderful rom com story, this film is so intriguing on many levels. Produced by an American production, with a strong indie cast, but the the project was almost entirely filmed in Turkey. And during the geopolitical coup no less! Additionally, this film was also partially financed via Turkey’s tourism board and appropriately enough, the trailer screened on Turkish Airlines channel.

James Walker, President of Lightening Entertainment with his general counsel Nadia Davari
Brendan with Nadia

All in all it was a great event, with an open bar (yet I was too sick to enjoy much of anything) with an airline theme…how apropos for a film about travel and the food was catered by Prime Cutts. So let’s fly high with nonTransferable!

More info at http://nontransferablefilm.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Halloween Hotness 3.0

This year’s third annual Halloween Hotness is this Saturday, October 15th at the Reserve at 650 Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles from  five pm to midnight.

Founder and CEO of Hollywood Hotness Brian Sikoff and guest
Founder and CEO of Hollywood Hotness Brian Sikoff and guest
This charitable endeavor was created by Brian Sikoff to raise awareness about cancer. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. This event was conceived in honor of Brian’s fallen family members, Carmen and Lynn Kuchera, who passed away far too soon from this terrible disease.
Brian with actor Rico E. Anderson
Brian with actor Rico E. Anderson
Cosplayer William Blagg dressed as the predator and actress Maitland Ward
Cosplayer William Blagg dressed as the predator and actress Maitland Ward

“A big thank you to everyone who supported us the last two years. We look forward to seeing all of you (and your friends!) at Halloween Hotness 3.0. Together we can make a difference,”                             Jeanne & Brian Sikoff, Halloween Hotness Founders

More info on tickets and how you can donate at http://www.halloweenhotness.com/

All photos are courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Gettyimages

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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The World Premiere of the Tragedy of JFK as Told by William Shakespeare

The renowned Blank Theatre has announced the world premiere production of The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare), conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. Performances began on September 24th with the opening night set for Saturday, October 1 at 8pm.

The play's poster
The play’s poster

The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is the tale of the conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States and its aftermath. Using Shakespearian text, this groundbreaking theatrical event illuminates what might have happened surrounding one of the most shocking events in American history.

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Actors Ford Austin and Casey McKinnon

This show stars Ford Austin, Chad Brannon, Time Winters, Tony Abatemarco, Cris D’Annunzio, Casey McKinnon, Susan Denaker, Kellie McIver, Bruce Nehlsen, Jacob Sidnet, Jerry Della Salla, Johnny Walker, Jonathon Lamer, Brett Collier, Brian Brennan, Roslyn Cohn and John Knight.

Daniel Henning is a recognized expert on the JFK assassination. He has lectured at colleges and appeared for countless hours on talk radio at stations such as KABC, WABC, KFI, KPFK, WMAL, andothers.

Still from the show
Still from the show

The Blank Theatre is Hollywood’s resident theatre, consistently offering some of the most high quality and entertaining productions in the area. In its 26- year history, The Blank has won hundreds of awards including every major award in Los Angeles for Outstanding Production (LA Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, LA Weekly, NAACP, BroadwayWorld, and Back Stage Garlands).

The Blank has been at the forefront of providing high quality productions with a risk-taking sensibility and entertaining experiences. With programs such as its Living Room Series and its annual nationwide Young Playwrights Festival, The Blank Theatre is committed to developing excellence in artistic talent and providing the opportunity for artists to take bold risks. For more info, please visit www.TheBlank.com.

The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) will begin previews on Saturday, September 24 at 8pm and continue on Sunday, September 25 at 2pm, Monday, September 26 at 8pm, and Friday, September 30 at 8:30pm. Opening is set for Saturday, October 1 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule will be Friday at 8:30pm, Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm through November 6. Tickets are available now and may be purchased online at www.TheBlank.com or via phone at (323) 661-9827. The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1⁄2 N. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, 90027.

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Casablanca Moroccan Style White Party By AMS Exclusive Luxury Events

 Here’s looking at you kid…I had a great time at the Casablanca Moroccan Style Launch Party of AMS Exclusive Luxury Events hosted by Alin Queen and Mark Sevier at a private estate. Sponsors for the event were Restoration 911, Kookoo Liqueur, and Patron Tequila. Alin Queen is also a noted chef and she prepared a very tasty and authentic Moroccan style dinner with 15 appetizers, 4 main courses, bread made from scratch, and amazing desserts! The hummus was the best I’ve ever had hands down…well maybe it’s a tie between Chef Alin and my mom. And Mark was a great host as well. 


There were also belly dancers, hookahs and live entertainment. All in all, it was a great event with amazing hosts and a wide variety of entertainment options and hookah of course! 
Photos courtesy of Mark Sevier
Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artists Multi-Media Art Show

Artists for Trauma (AFT) held their Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art show at the noted ENGEL & VOLKERS SOUTH BAY. This AFT fundraiser and public awareness event was a great introduction to this worthwhile charity and their mission to empower adaptive artists recovering from life altering trauma and who utilize healing through artistic platforms to expedite quality recovery and reinvention of their lives.


The Artists For Trauma Adaptive Artist Multi-Media Art Show featured artwork by talented inspiring artists, utilizing various artistic disciplines following their life altering traumas that resulted in a total life change due to paralysis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and PTSD. This opening exhibition featured artwork by members such as Melissa Allensworth, Andrew Angulo, my “Live with Ford and Vida co-host Ford Austin, Richard Bell, Michael Hansel and Brandon Newcomer. 100% of All Art Sales proceeds benefit Artists for Trauma and the 5+ adaptive artists. AFT was founded by Laura T. Sharpe, who is a trauma survivor herself and selflessly wants to help other trauma survivors to be empowered, inspired and healed.

“We feel very blessed to have been embraced by Artists For Trauma and Laura Sharpe. We hope that with the support of AFT, we can shine a bright light of hope on the spirits of all trauma survivors and those overcoming PTSD,” said Ford Austin.

Ford’s loving wife, Lauree Dash, who was there for every step of his inspiring recovery, echoed his sentiments. “I’m so grateful to Laura and AFT. Laura was an inspiration and huge support in Ford’s recovery. She was an angel who paved the way for us showing us recovery was possible. She was a tangible example of the resiliency and the ability we all possess to heal. It is so vital to have a role model who shows you recovery is possible. The singing lessons AFT so generously provided Ford helped him regain his voice and helped his brain heal from his TBI. Engagement with arts provided a way for Ford to heal organically, and quickly,” she added.

It has been a privilege and honor to work with Ford Austin and his loving, supportive wife Lauree, from the early months of Ford’s near death, life altering traumatic car crash 5 years ago to his now inspiring and thriving quality of life recovery ; rich with empowerment and forward progress in his various artistic endeavors as a once again working actor, Lifetime member of the Actor’s Studio , Director, producer , writer and Artists for Trauma Ambassador. Artist for Trauma recognizes and respects the sacred trust of the individuals and families who partner with us in our integrative, healing through art programs during a most vulnerable period of their lives,” added Laura Sharpe.

Engel & Volkers Southbay was the main sponsor for this event. Additional sponsors were AFT, Buiced, Display Art Installation, ICCS, Moby Arts, Sharpe Interior Systems, and Top Shelf Concierge Services-Luxury Transportation. More info at http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

Photos courtesy of Guillermo Proano/PR Photos and Michael Bezjian/Gettyimages

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Music Unites Event Goes Straight Into Compton

This Friday, April 29th from 3 to 3:30pm and Saturday, April 30th, from 9:30 to 2pm, Music Unites Academy will have a painting event at Kelly Elementary School at 2320 E. Alondra Boulevard in Compton. This event is a partnership with the Compton Unified School District.

Event Poster
Event Poster

Featured speakers include We Day’s  motivational speaker Tina Ingemi, Epic Records John Lindahl, Compton recording artist Buddy, composer Chloe Flower and singer Mali Nicole. Special thanks goes to Find Your Grind Foundation, Coupla Guys and Gals, We Day, Love Suja, and all the featured speakers.

 

From left to right: Manuel Castaneda music teacher at centennial High, musical artist John Lindhal, and Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, of the Community and Collaborative Partnerships of the Compton Unified School District.
From left to right: Manuel Castaneda, music teacher at centennial High, musical artist John Lindhal, and Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, of the Community and Collaborative Partnerships of the Compton Unified School District.
John and his agent Nikki Wheeler from ICM partners
John and his agent Nikki Wheeler from ICM partners
John and Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin

 

None of this would be possible without the efforts of Michelle Edgar, the accomplished founder and CEO of Music Unites.

“This partnership with Music Unites has been a game changer for us in Compton! With Michelle Edgar on board, we have been able to enhance curriculum with the arts for every child. This partnership seeks to increase innovative opportunities and access for students of the Compton Unified School District,” said Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, of the Community and Collaborative Partnerships.

Executing game-changing entertainment partnerships, and withholding a track record for enhancing major brands, Edgar is a renowned entertainment executive who is recognized for orchestrating collaborations between music, entertainment and marketing. Edgar was the Strategic Business Development Director at Frukt, a creative agency where she creates strategic partnerships between Businesses and entertainment brands. Edgar came to the Frukt with a wide-range of experiences working at Quest Management, KIDinaKORNER, Redlight Management, Warner Bros. Records.

 

Michelle Edgar, Founder and CEO of Music Unites
Michelle Edgar, Founder and CEO of Music Unites

Michelle has made her mark in the music industry and is known for successfully creating innovative marketing platforms and campaigns for artists including, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Dave Matthews, Lionel Richie, Imagine Dragons, Skylar Grey, X Ambassadors, Tiesto, Gary Clark Jr., Theophilus London, in addition to consulting on tour and festival sponsorships and activations, endorsements, licensing and new product development.

Michelle with actor David Arquette with Centennial High School in Compton's symphony orchestra at the one year anniversary of the Music Unites' program
Michelle with actor David Arquette and Centennial High School in Compton’s symphony orchestra at the one year anniversary of the Music Unites’ program

Her passion for music led her to further work with artists including, Swizz Beatz, Eve, Sting, Mark Ronson, Melanie Fiona, and Peter Bjorn & John to host events for her charity Music Unites, a non-profit organization that funds sustainable music education programs in underserved public schools nationwide. Edgar brought in corporate sponsorships to support the cause from brands like Rolling Stone, Pepsi, Axe, Garnier, Bebe and OK magazine. Music Unites’ programs are based in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Swizz Beatz and DJ Skee are Music Unites artist ambassadors.

In 2013, she also founded the XX Project, an invitation-only monthly speakers group for women who are leaders in their industries. Inspired by the TED talks and Northwestern’s Council of One Hundred, a mentoring group for female alumni, she hopes the XX Project will help professional women build business connections and share their experiences in male-dominated industries.

The multi-talented Edgar began her career in media as beauty director at OK magazine, where she developed revenue-producing strategic partnerships that align brands with music and film talent tied to major entertainment franchises from Oscar’s, Grammy’s and fashion week. Michelle is a renowned leader in bringing together different industries to take their platforms to another level.

Principal Ronald Keaton of Kelly Elementary had this to say, “Kelly Elementary School is delighted to have the privilege of partnering with Music Unites.  The resources Music Unites is bringing to our school will provide our students and the entire school community with the opportunity to experience music in new and exciting ways.  It is important that our students are given opportunities to explore the world of music and the arts.  Not only do the arts allow students to be creative, but through music and the arts, students develop skills and tools that can lead to higher achievement in reading, math, and science.  It is also through music that our students can learn to appreciate the uniqueness of the people around them and the beauty of living in such a diverse world.”

More info about Music Unites and all the great work they are doing at http://www.musicunites.org/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Quynh Paris’ Futuristic Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show

The stars sparkled in the sky and on the runway at the super sparkly “The Light of the Stars” Quynh Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017  at the Pacific Design Center (PDC).  The PDC turned out to be the perfect venue for Quynh as it was a romantic setting with a vast runway surrounded by water, which really highlighted Quynh’s futuristic designs, which were inspired by the elements.


“My couture pieces and my ready to wear pieces have the same inspiration: the universe and all its stars. Via my couture pieces we can see nebulae, planets, light beams…In my ready to wear pieces we can see the trajectory of lights, either straight lines or curves,” said Quynh.

All this made for a vivid, whimsical and exciting show. It was reminiscent of Jane Fonda’s Barbarella on the runway.

Acclaimed designer Quynh has a great mix of East meets West given her worldly outlook and the fact that she has studios in Paris, Saigon, and Southern California!  Even the crowd at Quynh’s events was worldly with prominent members of the Vietnamese community like the Mayor of Fountain Valley Mike Vo to noted members of the press and Vietnamese artists as well as a European , Middle Eastern and American guests.

I also enjoyed the opening of the show, which started with a spirited performance from international singer Thanh Thoi. Thanh was dressed to impress with a top hat and a cool bespoke jacket designed  by Quynh. His rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” added to the ethereal theme of the evening and was a stellar beginning.

“Thanh comes from Australia. I loved his voice and presence  the first time I heard him sing. He is not only a singer, but  also a dancer and a stage director,” she added.

He has much in common with Quynh, who is an accomplished painter, dancer and violinist before she became a fashion designer. This multi-talented artist  incorporates her love of these art forms in her stylish couture collections with volume, asymmetric constructions, 3D sculpture structures that have a life of their own, as well as fluid movements, painting and her use of rich colors and intricate details.

More about Quynh at http://www.quynhparis.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Award-Winning Designer Melissa Soto’s Career is Flourishing

If you haven’t heard of up and coming fashion designer Melissa Soto, you soon will.  The talented Buenos Aires, Argentina native currently designs for Ring of Fire, a menswear apparel company selling to huge, established retailers such as Macys, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Ross, and many more. Ring of Fire also owns a contemporary high end menswear brand called Departed where she focuses on designing  exquisite leather pieces. In addition to all that, Soto is doing freelance designing for Buemia, a hip, Miami-based, start up shoe company.

Soto wears one of her beautiful designs. Love the red shoes!
Soto wears one of her beautiful designs. Love the red shoes!

Even though she is still in her youth, Soto is a seasoned and talented fashion designer with extensive knowledge of the fashion industry on an international scale. Ever the world influencer, she finished her bachelor’s degree from the University of Buenos Aires, the largest and most prominent design school in Latin America. While still in college, she was designing forJazmin Chebar and Zapatos De María, two of the most prominent brands in her native country. Soto has always focused on shoes, handbags and accessories design, though she is currently designing menswear for the Departed. Two years ago,  she moved to Los Angeles to focus on expanding on her thriving design career. She recently finished a Certificate program at UCLA Extension focused in Marketing with concentration in Social Media and Web Analytics which provides a strong marketing perspective to her vast creativity.

A beautifully designed platform, wedge-like shoe from the Buemia line that Soto designed
A beautifully designed platform, wedge-like shoe from the Buemia line that Soto designed

Well known celebs such as Barbara Palvin and Jennifer Pugh have worn her whimsical designs in addition to Argentinian celebrities such as Juliana Awada (Argentine First Lady), supermodel Astrid Munoz, actress Dolores Fonzi, model Romina Lanaro, Agustina Cordova, and Daniela Botero (model and blogger). Soto was awarded with a Cambridge Career Award in Graphic Design, which is a really sought after award in her industry.

One of multi-talented Soto's great illustrations.
One of multi-talented Soto’s great illustrations.

Her bright and bold designs have appeared in several  high end magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar Argentina, Hola! Mag and other renowned Argentine magazines. She has also created beautiful illustrations for the popular  LA-based Galore mag.

As for her future plans, Soto had this to say,” Eventually I would like to have my own brand, dedicated to shoes, handbags and leather goods. I would also like to have stores located in cities that are big fashion hubs here in the US like New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, LA and other cities. Since I have a strong interest in outdoors and travel, I think the direction of the brand would be very active and nature driven. It would be highly influenced by art, photography and music, more like creating very unique art pieces.”

The future looks really bold and bright for Soto much like her vivid designs. More info about Soto at on her instagram page, which is https://www.instagram.com/_melisoto/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Natural Products Expo West Hits Anaheim

The Natural Products Expo West/Engredea, produced by New Hope Natural Media, will be held March 9th-13th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Projected to be the largest in its 36-year history, the sold out trade-only event will play host to more than 3,000 companies and 70,000 attendees. The natural products industry is experiencing growth of 9% per year, driven in part by new and emerging brands. This year, the number of entrepreneurial exhibitors will hit 600, including a full 400 brands that will be featured at the Anaheim Hilton, a must visit area to see the newest products. Get Social & Mobile App: Exhibitors and attendees can follow @NatProductExpo on Instagram and Twitter or Facebook.com/NaturalProductsExpo for all the latest #ExpoWest buzz.

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The updated Natural Products Expo mobile app now features ActivLocator, a personal indoor GPS to help attendees quickly find their way, discover what’s around them and get more done. Also access schedule-planning tools, find new exhibits and surf digital product showcases. Education Highlights: The 2016 Education Conference will focus on: Making the Impossible Possible, Trust, Vitality, Fixing Food, The Changing Distribution Landscape, Stewardship, Better Business, Cultivating Organic, and The Changing Supplements Market. Featured keynote speakers will bring conference themes to life with the inspirational story of Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer and activist celebrated as the only blind person to climb Mount Everest; Sam Kass, former senior policy advisor for nutrition policy & executive director of Let’s Move!; and Dr. Martha Rogers, one of the leading authorities on building trust. New Product Trends: “Natural Products Expo West and Engredea continue to break records and are completely sold out for 2016, highlighting the rapid growth in organic and natural products. From the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace to the Hilton to the Anaheim Convention Center exhibit floor, this annual event maintains its status as the single most important opportunity for launching new products, spotting leading trends from all over the world, and as a gathering place for the entire industry” said Adam Andersen, managing director, New Hope Natural Media. More info at http://www.expowest.com/ew16/public/enter.aspx

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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