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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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Laura T. Sharpe Received the Inaugural Love Your Body Award!

 

On March 31st, Los Angeles-based, show producer/entrepreneur, Karen Michelle in association with LYB Events, Destiny Candle by Karen Michelle, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill, Softweb, Coco Taps, Searchlight Insurance, FabUPlus Magazine, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Annipuf and LRM Publicity presented the “LYB Spring 2019 Fashion Show and Shopping Event” at the swanky Luxe Sunset Hotel. Laura T. Sharpe, founder and President of Artists For Trauma was bestowed with the Inaugural Love Your Body Award from Karen.

Artists For Trauma models with HPC’s Vida G
#LYBevents Spring 2019 was a one-day beauty festival that includes: celebrity red carpet with full press line, fashion show, dessert party, raffle winners announced hourly, photo activations, hair bar with flower crowns, glitter lip bar, makeup makeovers, nails bar, cosmetic and beauty treatments offered on site. Featured designers included: Karen Michelle LA, More Rockin’, Modefywear, Shop Her Closet KM, Klara Designs, Elle n’ Dee, Forage Collection, Jinza Bridal, Dilee Inc., Moonlight Serenade and Designs by Lady Justice.
Laura accepting her award from Karen
Designer Anne Devlin in one of her beautiful Classiqu era gowns
Karen (right) and a colleague

About Karen Michelle:

Karen Michelle believes that all women are beautiful and has brought this event to life to give each and every one of them the confidence they need to achieve all that they dare to dream.
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About Laura T. Sharpe:
Gravely injured in a tragic helicopter crash on California’s Catalina Island that killed three other passengers in 2008, Laura Sharpe suffered critical, near-fatal injuries that would change the course of her life forever. Sharpe fought her way through four weeks in a coma, endured 43 broken bones, burns over more than 40 percent of her body, multiple skin grafts, the near-loss of an eye, and the partial amputation of her foot. For more than two years after her near-death experience, Sharpe endured endless physical pain and 40 – 60 weekly hours of medical treatment and therapies.
Focusing on the future, and feeling grateful for all the love and support she was blessed to receive, Laura Sharpe embarked on a journey of re-discovery through a personal engagement with the arts. From her work with esteemed artists in the areas of photography, film, dance, sculpture and music, Sharpe was able to rise above and beyond her pain and dramatically improve the quality of her recovery through the creative interaction between herself and the artists. Compelled to help other trauma survivors find strength in their recovery, regain a sense of hope and see the beauty in life, Laura Sharpe founded Artists For Trauma.
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All Photos courtesy of LYB events
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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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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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Karen Michelle Presents LYB 2019 Spring Awards Fashion, and Shopping Event

Los Angeles based show producer/ entrepreneur Karen Michelle in association with LYB Events, Destiny Candle by Karen Michelle, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill, Softweb, Coco Taps, Searchlight Insurance, FabUPlus Magazine, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Annipuf and LRM Publicity present the “LYB Spring 2019 Fashion Show and Shopping Event,” this Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Luxe Sunset Bl. Hotel at 11461 Sunset Bl. Los Angeles. The press arrival is 1:15pm, Red Carpet is 1:30pm and the Fashion Show is at 3:30pm.

Karen Michelle

Confirmed celebrities include: Gloria Garayua (How to Get Away With Murder), Jax Malcolm (Jingle Trails), Connor Dean (9-1-1), Stacia Gates (Cookin it Up), Patti Negri (Ghost Adventures), Jordyn Curet (Life Hacks for Kids DreamworksTV), Chloe Noelle (True Blood), Mark LaBella (Chicago Fire), Alyssa deBoisblanc (Modern Family), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Laura T. Sharpe (CEO Artists For Trauma & AFT Models), Samantha Gangal (OMG!), Brooklyn Robinson (Pineapple), Isabella Leon (The Good Church), Ainsley Ross (Should I do it?), Kacey Fifield (Game Shakers), Neil D’monte (Batman v. Superman), Lou Pizarro, (Producer/ Star Operation Repo, Repo Radio), Akin Asalu, (Creative Director Let Me Fly), Saúl Mejía (President of Global Tech/ Panorama City Chamber of Commerce) Nadia Davari (Entertainment Attorney), Melody Trice (The Melody Trice Show), and many more!

Laura T. Sharpe

The LYB 2019 Spring show will kick-off the Karen Michelle Heart Awards program. The first of its kind The Karen Michelle Heart Award is presented to a person or organization that exemplifies the true meaning of embracing everyone, while striving to make the community and world we live in a better place for all. Karen Michelle is proud to give inaugural Karen Michelle Heart Award to Laura T Sharpe the CEO of Artists for Trauma. Karen Michelle believes that all women are beautiful and has brought this event to life to give each and every one of them the confidence they need to achieve all that they dare to dream. #LYBevents Spring 2019 is a one-day beauty festival that includes: celebrity red carpet with full press line, fashion show, dessert party, raffle winners announced hourly, photo activations, hair bar with flower crowns, glitter lip bar, makeup makeovers, nail bar, cosmetic and beauty treatments offered on site. Featured designers include: Karen Michelle LA, More Rockin’, Modefywear, Shop Her Closet KM, Klara Designs, Elle n’ Dee, Forage Collection, Jinza Bridal, Dilee Inc, Moonlight Serenade and Designs by Lady Justice.

More info at this link https://karenmichelle.com/events

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Dustin Ferguson’s Revenge Thriller ROBOWOMAN Premieres at the Glendale Laemmle

The much anticipated theatrical Premiere of the sci-fi revenge thriller “RoboWoman” from multi award-winning director Dustin Ferguson (“Nemesis 5: The New Model” which is currently available on Redbox) will take place at the Laemmle Glendale at 207 N Maryland Avenue on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The film will be presented as a late-night “Grindhouse Experience”, complete with actual Grindhouse movie trailers and bumpers from the 1970s and 80s. The red carpet will begin at 9:30pm, and the Premiere of “RoboWoman: The Grindhouse Experience” will start at 10pm. There will be a Q & A after the film with Ferguson, the stars of RoboWoman and the film’s crew.

“RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her roommate, played by Sue Price (Albert Pyun’s “Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion!

Tickets are available at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/socalcinemastudios/248242?fbclid=IwAR0nWMyD2WZMviu2V3NJC1ETwja5pruKgL8MMhmmsuld0HU_4dGVmK1qO30

The film features many notable celebrity appearances by Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite “Game of Death”, Steve McQueen: American Icon with Mel Gibson) as the deranged “Doctor Michaels”, Aki Aleong (“Missing In Action III”) as an innocent victim at the wrong place at the wrong time and Brinke Stevens (“Slumber Party Massacre”) as the evil Corporate Executive behind it all. Additionally, Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”), Jonathan Nation (“Elvis Lives”), Thom Mulligan (“FBI: The Untold Stories”),, Peter Stickles (“Showgirls 2”), Freddy James (“A Doggone Adventure”), Mark Popejoy (“The Amityville Legacy”), Clint Beaver (“Nemesis 5”), Zach Muhs (Albert Pyun’s “Bad Ass Angels And Demons”), Gregory Blair (“Garden Party Massacre”), Shaun Vetick (“Flyover Country”), Ken May (“House of Pain”) and newcomer Nathan Gershon (“Meathook Massacre 5”) appear in the film as well. It was written by Mike Reeb (“Nemesis 5”, “House of Pain”), produced by the late Randy Scornavacca and executive produced by Aki Aleong. The special effects were created by Joe Castro (“Wishmaster 3 & 4”, “Night of The Demons 3”).

Ferguson has announced that “RoboWoman” will become a trilogy. The action revenge thriller “RoboWoman”, the first film in the “RoboWoman” trilogy, will be released in early 2019 by Wild Eye Releasing. The second film will begin shooting in Fall 2019. Dawna Lee Heising is cast as the heroic Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in the trilogy.

About Dustin Ferguson
Dustin Ferguson is a very prolific and successful multi-award winning filmmaker. After a breakout editing gig in 2009 with “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, he has gone on to direct over 50 of his own feature films and more than 70 music videos to date, most notably “Nemesis 5: The New Model” and two installments in the low-budget “Camp Blood” series. He’s collaborated with such award-winning music artists as “Egyptian Lover”, “Orgy” and “My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult”, while also previously owning and operating his own retro-themed video rental store called “Old Skool Video”. Dustin is also the editor for Aleong’s “Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance”, and is the Director of Photography on the “What an Institution! The Story of Police Academy” documentary, and is the Co-director of the cult classic “Night of the Demons” documentary. Dustin also performs as rapper “Dirty D”, and his debut City Bros CD ‘Lit’ will release in April 2019.

Ferguson established SoCal Cinema Studios in 2017 upon his move to California. The RoboWoman 8-bit Nintendo game is also available at the SoCal Cinema Studios website at: https://socalcinema.storenvy.com/products/25896891-robowoman-nintendo-game?fbclid=IwAR35ikLjG6bEqr0dS1IpD5XPiM4mSZhpS5vbEWroTcWWhuTzjidHG4TF7t0

To view the RoboWoman trailer, please visit: https://youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

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Michigan Rocks Hollywood

Hollywood, CA- Multi award-winning filmmaker Harley Wallen and his team swept the film festival circuit with countless awards for Betrayed that had it’s much anticipated premiere last week at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. I covered this premiere and it was truly the event to be at! With just a super short circuit run, this film has racked up an impressive amount of wins across the country.

Harley Wallen and his awards on the red carpet of the Lucky Strike Films Festival. Photo courtesy of Dan Kennedy

The International Independent Film Awards bestowed Diamond Winner awards to John Savage as a for Best Actor in a Leading Role as well as Kaizad Patel for Best Original Score. Platinum Winners were Best Narrative Feature, Harley Wallen for Best Director and Blanca Blanco for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

It was a golden occasion at the Gold Movie Awards, where Betrayed won Best Feature Film and Harley Wallen won Best Producer and John Savage won Best Actor.

Lucky Strikes Films Festival brought much well deserved luck to both Wallens. Kaiti won Best Actress and Harley was awarded Best Director.

At the Top Indie Film Awards, Official Selections are Harley Wallen for Best Director, John Savage for Best Lead Actor, Aphrodite Nikolovski for Best Actress in addition to Kaizad Patel for Best Score.

If that wasn’t enough, Betrayed is also an Official Selection at the Great Lakes International Film Festival.

This action crime thriller deals with the gritty world of human trafficking. In an effort to control the city, the Mayor Don Alderman (John Savage, The Thin Red Line) lets the Russian mob into his city. After the Russians don’t follow his rules, he opens the city to the cartel to push them out. When the Russians find out, Mikhail (Harley Wallen, Bennett’s Song), the head of the Russian mafia, kidnap’s the Mayor’s daughter (Kaiti Wallen, Into A Dark Mind) and then the real games begin. Caught in the middle of an escalating crisis, Mayor Alderman hires Mike Wolf (Billy Wirth, The Lost Boys) and Alpha (TJ Storm, Punisher Warzone) to rescue his daughter before the cunning Mr. Stone (Richard Tyson, Black Hawk Down) puts her on the market to be trafficked.

Today is Betrayed’s release date for Blu Ray and DVD and VOD by Vision Films through its distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rabid fans will soon be appeased with his countless amazing movies!

Betrayed CABLE PROVIDERS:

Comcast VOD, Comcast EST, Verizon VOD, Verizon EST, Dish, Time  Warner, Cox, Charter, Frontier, Other VBQ

Betrayed DVD outlets:

Amazon DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-John-Savage/dp/B07FRXG27N/

Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/B-Amazon

Walmart DVD: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Betrayed-DVD/357330876

Shortened Link: bit.ly/B-WalmartDVD

ONLINE RETAILERS:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/betrayed/id1435660316

Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/B-iTunes

Amazon Video, Vudu, Microsoft, Google, Playstation

Fandango Now: https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/betrayed-2018/1MVc7b328d9570ec6c8a16dc0e0d31f9b88?ele=searchresult&elc=betrayed&eli=0&eci=movies

Shortened Link: bit.ly/B-FandangoNow

Betrayed Trailer: https://youtu.be/8M8oqY2ohvY

IMDB page:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7014430/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_8

ABOUT VISION FILMS:

Vision Films is an Independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month, across Theatrical, VOD, DVD, and television.  www.visionfilms.net

ABOUT HARLEY WALLEN:

Multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen has starred in over 40 feature films and TV shows with legendary stars such as Tom Sizemore, Tara Reed, John Savage and Richard Tyson among many others. He started his journey as a martial artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt. Harley also spent time learning other forms of martial arts (Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon – Do black belts as well) and Mixed Martial Arts. His other love at a young age was dance as he was an outstanding break dancer in his teen years. His sheer talent and skill is what landed him his first opportunity in acting as dance at the syndicated Swedish TV cult hit ‘Solstollarna’! Soon after, he was bitten by the acting bug. Harley then moved from Sweden to the United States to boldly pursue his dreams. After a short stint these plans got side-tracked by business opportunities as Harley climbed various career ladders. After returning to acting, it wasn’t long before the roles started coming and the growth he had experienced in the business world started happening to him in the acting world. After the film incentives ended in Michigan, he decided to start making films of his own. Not having a film school background with only limited experience, he decided to go online to further his education in filmmaking and took classes and seminars in acting. Finally, in 2016, Harley and his wife Kaiti formed the film production company ‘Painted Creek Productions‘. The one thing he really takes pride in is his commitment to the character he is playing regardless of the size of the role or the pay check. Harley is now writing, acting and directing and has found his life’s purpose!

Social Media: Facebook: @PaintedCreekProductions

Instagram: @PaintedCreekProductions

Twitter:  @PaintedCreekPro

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Second Annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival

The Lucky Strikes Films Studio proudly presents their second annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival, which will take place on Sunday,  September 23rd, 2018 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Multi talented and acclaimed filmmaker Romane Simone is the founder of this esteemed film festival.

Festival founder and filmmaker Romane Simon

Celebrities in attendance are Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Eric Bellinger, Emmy winning actress Judi Evans (Days of Our Lives), actor Sean Faris star (Pretty Little Liars, Sleepover, Never Back Down,I am not for sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking), Mel Novak (star of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, an Eye for an Eye opposite Chuck Norris and Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day, Bruce Almighty, Fast and Furious), actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), actress Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind) filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), actress Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), TV personality Raquel Lee (BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood), rap artist C-TRU, musicians Jeff Chery (VH1’s Signed) and Yung (famously known for the hit song “Teach me how to Dougie”), noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari and many more.

ATTIRE: upscale

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

More info about the festival:

https://www.luckystrikefilmsfestival.com/

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Betrayed World Premiere at the Historic Chinese Theatre

On Wednesday Sept 26th, Betrayed will have its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 in 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. 

This much anticipated action crime thriller from multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen, “Betrayed,” has a wonderful ensemble cast  consisting of Richard Tyson, John Savage, Billy Wirth, TJ Storm, Yan Birch, Kaiti Wallen, Calhoun Koenig, Angelina Danielle Cama and Blanca Blanco. 

Betrayed poster

Numerous celebrities and VIPs are expected at this event such as filmmaker/actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop), John Savage (The Thin Red Line), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), TJ Storm (Punisher: War Zone), Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind), Yan Birch (The People Under the Stairs), Calhoun Koenig (Bennett’s Song), Angelina Danielle Cama (Moving Parts) and Blanca Blanco (Fake News). Other celebrities expected are Jake Busey (The Predator), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 and 2), Tom Berenger (Platoon), Billy Zane (Titantic), Tara Reid (American Pie), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Aki Aleong (Babylon 5), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Jimmy Star and Ron Russell (The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell), Erika Hoveland (Before I Wake) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen.

PARKING: Park for up to 4-hours for $2 with validation from the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. ($2.00 every 20 minutes thereafter).

Media RSVP: Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

Betrayed Trailer: https://youtu.be/8M8oqY2ohvY

More info about the film:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7014430/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_8

and https://blazingminds.co.uk/exclusive-harley-wallen-betrayed/

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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