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The 11th Annual LA Comic Con

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) LOS ANGELES ~ DECEMBER 6TH, 2022 – Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, wrapped up its largest event ever this past weekend, welcoming 126,600 guests, a huge list of celebrities, and 850 plus vendors and artists that were spread out over a million square feet of exhibition space in and around the West and South Halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Elijah Wood and Sean Austin at Comic Con 2022. All photos by Alex Kluft.

Jimmy Neutron 20th Anniversary & Live Script Reading

It’s rare that you’ll find an 80s or 90s kid who has never seen Jimmy Neutron. Jimmy’s determined nature made him an interesting character for teens and children alike. The cast of Jimmy Neutron, including Candi Milo, Carolyn Lawrence, Debi Derryberry, Jeff Garcia, Mark DeCarlo, and Megan Cavanagh, took the Main Stage on Saturday, Dec. 3rd to perform a live script reading in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary. All photos by Alex Kluft.

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“Back to Lyla” release

1091 Pictures and Foster Peoductions is to release “Back to Lyla” on June 28, 2022.

The film will be released on several Video on Demand platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Direct TV and many others. Directed by America Young and starring Hassie Harrison and Gonzalo Martin with strong support from Emma Kenney, Tracie Thoms and Chris Lee.

Described as a romantic comedy, the film tells the story of a young man who discovers he may soon die and finds comfort in a group of childhood friends who accompany him on a journey to find closure after the love of his life “Lyla” has moved on.

iViva Maestro DOCUMENTARY On GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LAPHIL

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Worldwide — Thursday, April 24th, 2022 ~ Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s international tour is disrupted by protests in Venezuela. ¡VIVA MAESTRO!, the inspiring documentary from acclaimed director Ted Braun(Betting on ZeroDarfur Now), follows Dudamel around the world. ¡Viva Maestro! takes one on a cinematic journey inside the imagination of Gustavo Dudamel. In the doc, Gustavo has to respond to violent protests in his homeland of Venezuela. It’s beautifully shot and edited. 

Producing the film was Steve Tisch, Dean Schramm, Howard Bragman, Nicolas Paine and Ted Braun with Participant Media’s  Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann as executive producers. Greenwich Entertainment is in charge of distribution in theaters across the U.S.

The film opened this past weekend in LA at the Landmark on Pico, and in New York City at the Film Forum. There were rave reviews. You can view the Trailer here: https://bit.ly/VivaMaestroTrailer.  

Check out iViva Maestro!!  You’ll really enjoy it!!

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Popovich:Road to hollywood

On Sunday, September 5, 2021 the world premiere of Popovich: Road to Hollywood was presented during the “Dances with Films” film festival held at TCL Chinese Theater.
The film stars Gregory Popovich, animal rights activist, producer and lifelong advocate of animal rights, along with Robin Slomina , Shannon Calcutt, Voki Kalfayan, Jimmy Slomina and Rex, the rescued dog also starring in the film.

Gregory Popovich performed tricks with his pets before the screening and attendants gave rave reviews for the film after its premiere. On an extremely hot day in Hollywood, a brief but extreme downpour of cats and dogs cooled off the day for all who attended.

New Trailer for Shoot from the Hip 3: rage of the phantom

The new trailer for Shoot From the Hip 3: Rage Of the Phantom is out!

Here’s what the show is about…Welcome detective Marvin Smith.  The one and only “Swivel” Hips Smith.

Although new on the force, Detective Smith was hand picked by the archdiocese of Strand City to help police authorities and specifically detective ‘Juice’ Jones take down nefarious cartel leader “MUG LUSTER” and his mysterious boss ‘MR. FELIX’ (genre star Mel Novak from Bruce Lee’s Game of Game of Death, and Eye for an Eye opposite Chuck Norris).  Even though Jones is simple minded, he seems to have an uncanny knack for action, kung fu and saving the girl!

Smith, Jones and feisty new partner detective Dixie Reynolds (Natasha Coppola-Shalom, Nicholas Cage’s niece, member of the legendary Coppola Family), embark on a mission of mercy to save Strand city, and possibly the world in each and every threat that they face, including the mysterious and powerful vigilante “The Phantom”. Can this cop caper trio defeat Mr. Felix and his hoard, or will the infamous “Phantom” beat them to the punch in helping the helpless, defending the defenseless and to defeating the defeatless.

 After Jessica is abducted by a new evil force, detective Smith and Jones go on a dangerous mission to find her, only to uncover the underground “Shadow Palm” cult has abducted her and many other beautiful women.

Here’s the trailer:

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ACTRESS CELESTE SULLY SHINES IN NETFLIX’S BREAKOUT HIT 1BR

Los Angeles, California (September 16, 2020) – A group of crazies tries its hand at social engineering in 1BR, a claustrophobic thriller set in a Los Angeles apartment complex. The film which is now available on Netflix stars actress Celeste Sully, in the role of Lisa, the loyal friend who is the voice of reason to Sarah, played by Nicole Brydon Bloom. 1BR was written and directed by David Marmor and also star Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols and Andrea Gabriel.

Celeste Sully (center) in 1BR

Daily Variety raved: Lisa (Celeste Sully) demonstrates how not to get pushed around by the bosses.” In a time of isolation and social distancing this film has hit a nerve with audiences and has been trending on the top 10 on Netflix since its debut.

Celeste Sully

Sully, the daughter of an Afro/Indo Guyanese mother and an Irish/German father, understands the importance of utilizing her career as a platform for change. Born and raised in Chicago, Celeste is a Method Actor trained by Tony Greco and is a former Division I Basketball Player at Lindsey Wilson College. After graduating with a degree in Biology, Celeste relocated to Los Angeles and has since worked in television, film, commercials and print.

Celeste Sully’s television and film credits include: Second Generation Wayans (Tiffany) acting opposite Tatyana Ali, George O. Gore II, Craig and Damien Dante Wayans and Deray Davis. She was also featured in Toni Braxton’s Biopic: Unbreak My Heart, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, and starring Debbie Morgan, Lex Scott Davis, Tiffany Hines and Skye P. Marshall.

Check out 1BR on Netflix!

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World Television premiere of prolific filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s The Beast Beneath starring Genre stars Brinke Stevens & Mel Novak

The much anticipated world television premiere of prolific filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s (Angry Asian Murder Hornets, 5G Zombies), new creature feature The Beast Beneath starring genre stars Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre, Nightmare Sisters) & Mel Novak ( Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death, An Eye For An Eye opposite Chuck Norris), is this Friday August 7th at 10pm Central Standard time (CST) on WGUD-TV’s extremely popular After Hours Cinema show hosted by noted film historian Lee Turner. This broadcast will feature a scene exclusively in 3D.

The Beast Beneath poster

Brinke Stevens

Synopsis: A record Earthquake rocks a small, resort town after a 2000 year old prehistoric blood thirsty beast is unleashed to feast on the local community. It’s up to Aaron (Eric Prochnau, Meathook Massacre 6) and his brilliant scientist sister (Stevens) to crack the case and put a stop to the mayhem before time runs out, all while the cunning  town Mayor George Reid (Novak) tries to cover up the monster’s bloody tracks.

Brinke Stevens and Dustin Ferguson

“I wanted to take this opportunity to create a throwback to the 1970’s made-for-TV Creature Feature I love so dearly. Films like ‘Rattlers’, ‘The Savage Bees’ and even the drive-in hits ‘Bog’, and ‘Blood Beach’ served as big inspirations for this. I only hope I managed to do that era justice,” said Ferguson.

Mel Novak

Lee Turner

Mel Novak

The film is produced by SCS Entertainment in conjunction with After Hours Cinema. Alana Evans, Sheri Davis, Mike Ferguson, Jennifer Nangle, D.T. Carney and Turner round out the cast.
Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo and hair and makeup by Celina Seward
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Sparkle Soojian Sparkles in Showbiz

Sparkle Soojian,  stars in award- winning filmmaker Michael S.Rodriguez new horror anthology TV series Strange Files on  Avail TV,  is competing to be the cover girl for this year’s Ms. Health & Fitness.

Besides starring in horror films and hosting tv shows, she’s been a certified personal trainer for over a decade. If chosen as the cover girl, she will take some of that 20k cash prize and give back to her community which she will document on her talk show. You get one free daily vote until July 30th. You can also purchase additional votes which will not only go towards Sparkle but also the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation,  her favorite charity.

Follow her on Instagram @sparklesoojian for her weekly workout tips which are great to try at home during quarantine! To vote for Sparkle click the link below! https://mshealthandfitness.com/2020/sparkle-soojian

Dustin Brown

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Corey Feldman’s Controversial Documentary Premieres in West Hollywood

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — West Hollywood, CA — Monday, March 9th, 2020 — The Hollywood Press Corps dispatched top photographer, Ellen Zuckerman,  to cover the star studded red carpet for the Monday night premiere of Corey Feldman’s long-awaited documentary My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys. Corey Feldman is a sexual abuse survivor, activist and national ambassador for CHILD USA. Corey is also a member of SAG committees on sexual harassment, and he was instrumental in getting the Child Victim’s Act passed in California and New York last year. He brought his whole TRUTH to light, as promised. My Truth is helmed by award winning director Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) and features interviews with many of The Two Coreys’ friends and co-stars including Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting, The Fox & The Hound), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys) the late Kristoff St. John (Bad News Bears, The Young & The Restless) in his final interview. The documentary also includes an exclusive interview with Disney star and childhood sexual assault survivor Ricky Garcia, who recently came forward about his own abuse as a teen star in the industry. Corey hopes that this film will serve as a call to action so that justice can be served, and children can finally be protected.

Marci Hamilton (L), Corey Feldman (center) and Courtney Feldman (R) on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Marci Hamilton (L) with Corey Feldman (R). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jamie Kennedy. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Rosanna Arquette on the red carpet. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Actress Sanjini. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Philicia Saunders ~ Star Wars ~ The Rise of Skywalker. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

David Zucker (Center) with guests. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

A few of the people that the Hollywood Press Corps saw at the premiere were Corey Feldman, his wife Courtney Feldman, Playboy model Susannah Sprague, Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Richardson, Dave Navarro, Chris Kattan, Crystal Hefner and Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Malibu’s Most Wanted).

Chris Kataan (L) with guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jon Mack. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Corey’s Angels guitar player Christine Carol. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brenda Mejia. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Ricky Garcia. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

James Pitt (Avatar). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Phil Donlon ~ High and Outside. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

David Riffin Jr (L) with Thalia Da Costa, Omaira, and Michael DeBarge (R) on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Shauna Sands on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Although there were some issues with the live streaming portion of the event, It was still a big success. Many celebrities came out to show support for Corey and this project. After the screening at the Directors Guild, the event moved to the legendary Rainbow club on Sunset, where, of course, Ron Jeremy was hanging out.

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Keith Mitchell (L) and Melanie Marden (R). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jonathan Lipnicki on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Writer and photographer Dustin Brown. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Eden Feldman. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Producer D.J. Markuson. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Pamela Guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brandon Troeller. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) with guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Victoria Valentino on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Rafaela Salvadori (L) with San Blakkert (R)

Corey hopes to get My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys to everyone that ordered the Live Streaming portion of the event as soon as possible.

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Q and A with Talented Multi-hyphenate Jacques Derosena

Multi -talented artist Jacques Derosena is a noted French Instagram Host Influencer /Musician/ Actor/ Producer & Co-Owner of the Luxury Persian Fragrance  Brand “Sattar”. His music is currently playing in  Spotify & France Radio  artist: JAYYFLASH. He is a yearly curated host & attendee of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France & is a yearly special guest of Baron de Rothschild  Mouton Cadet Cannes. Derosena recently filmed the anticipated Cary Elwes and Penelope Mitchell Superhero film ” The Hyperions”. He filmed a supporting role on the Theatrical  Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Film “Downsizing”.
With his winning smile, this rising star just became the new main model face of AMERICAN EXPRESS  and also has print campaigns for Audi, Facebook, Target, WhatsApp, McDonalds, DoorDash & DIGICEL. He finished filming his Leading Role in The Weinstein Company Animation Film “Underdogs” Co-starring “Ariana Grande, Katie Holmes, Bella Thorne andJohn Leguizamo”.
He has also produced the highly anticipated horror  Film “Black Pumpkin” and is currently prepping the  much anticipated Horror Film” The House In The Middle Of Nowhere”.  His past credits include:  His role in the Lionsgate  film ” Hunger Games, Mocking Jay”,  the character role “The Gurgles” on  The Disney Show “Good Luck Charlie”, HBO’s “The Wire” , video games such as Sony: Uncharted 4, a character role on The Sketch Music Variety/Comedy show “Arbor Live” airing in Canada which won The 2013 People’s Choice Awards for Best Television Program/Promotion of Aboriginal Music.


How did you get your start in acting?
I started by being an extra on a tv show that was shooting in Maryland. I then began to take acting classes at theater conservatories and continued my studies at Stella Adler Studios New York and The Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio of New York, where I soon started booking small parts in tv and films.

Jacques rocks the red carpet

How did you make the transition to also produce as well act and how’s it like to be a multi-hyphenate?
I started to produce short films because I didn’t want to wait for
opportunities. I wanted to create them as well. I eventually moved on to producing feature films and this has helped tremendously in telling stories.

Jacques is a very in demand vo artist

I noticed you have a great international background. Do you ever play foreign characters given all the languages you speak?
I do often play foreign characters such as: African, Caribbean. It has
been of great use of me speaking French and being able to switch into different dialects.

Jacques at the Cannes Film Festival

What’s it like to be a model especially a hand model?
Being a model and a hand model is quite an interesting journey. Being the face of a popular brand brings more awareness and opportunities and being a hand model has been a fun, creative way of using my hands in different ads.

What was it like to win the prestigious Accolade Award?
Winning an Accolade Award was amazing. Getting an award for something that you created and the audience, people receiving it well. I am grateful for the experience and the award recognition.

How did you get involved with the Kapow Film Festival?
Our Film Director created the Kapow Film Festival. After discussing with us its premise and  mission, we became involved and have been  exposed to amazing storytellers from all over the world and bringing their stories to the general public.

What advice do you give those just starting out in this industry?
My advice would be to  get involved in as many organizations as
possible.  Ask questions. It’s all about information and experience that help with confidence.

What upcoming projects do you have coming up?
Feature Films: Black Pumpkin, The House in The Middle Of Nowhere.

You have achieved so much in this industry. Is there any other facet
you’d like to conquer (i.e. directing)?
I love producing. I love putting projects together. Perhaps someday I
may look at directing but for now, I’m Loving Acting & producing.

More info at:

imdb.me/jacquesderosena

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